EVENTS


MFA AC+D hosts a wide range of free public events throughout the year. Keep an active eye out for upcoming shows and events.

Check out the lecture series page and blog for even more! 


FIRST YEAR EXHIBITION

Friday, April 29, 2016

6pm-9pm

You are invited to the year-end show of MFA AC+D’s graduate class of 2017. Come celebrate these works in progress as not only a snapshot of the creative process, but as evidence of the maker in progress—a glimpse into how makers construct themselves. 

Free to the public

All ages welcome


PRACTICUM EXHIBITION

LIMITED TIME ONLY

OPENING RECEPTION - FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

6PM-9PM

#limitedtimeonlyacd

The MFA Applied Craft + Design (OCAC/PNCA) class of 2016 is pleased to present LIMITED TIME ONLY, an exhibition celebrating two years of late night deliberations, mind—blowing manifestations, blood, sweat, and fear. Join us at our beloved Bison Building for this culminating event  showcasing  the  work  of twelve individual artists, designers, and craftspeople, each bringing different perspectives and a multi-disciplinary approach to making.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 

MFA AC+D TRIPS

EACH YEAR THE mfa ac+d program takes its students out of the studio and into the world for short immersive trips.

SPRING BREAK at El Cosmico

Marfa, TX

 

CRITICAL CRAFT FORUM at CCA

San Francisco, CA

 

AZ WEST

Joshua Tree, CA

 

STUDIO VISITS

Los Angeles, CA

 

SPRING BREAK / STUDIO VISITS

Seattle, WA

 

Design Build at LELAND IRON WORKS

Oregon City, Oregon

 

SPRING BREAK RETREAT AT OUTPOST PROJECTS

Joshua Tree, CA

 

EARTHEN PLASTER WORKSHOP AT Aprovecho Sustainability Education Center

Cottage Grove, OR

 

ACADEMY for survival with Abby NEWbold at leland ironworks

Oregon City, Oregon

 

PAST EVENTS


MFA AC+D OPEN STUDIOS : 7th Year sight line

Tuesday, April 19th

4pm-7pm

Come join the MFA in Applied Craft + Design* community as our DWP Open Studio becomes a site line that honors our 7th year in existence. Featuring a curated collection of objects on a 50’+ shelf installed on the interior walls of the Bison Building’s flexible workspace. 
 
In addition to conversation, snacks, free drinks and music - current AC+D students, alum, faculty, staff and mentors will be offering products for sale (ceramics, lighting, wearables, innovative devices, handmade books, domestic items, sculpture, and on and on) that in some way represent the spirit and soul of this creative laboratory. Everything will be priced at $50 or less so that the work is accessible to all. Help us celebrate the confluence of art, design and craft, by supporting the AC+D constituents and taking these objects home with you!  Plus, take part in a raffle for a few experimental items not 'sized for the shelf'. See you then!

*MFA in Applied Craft and Design is a joint OCAC and PNCA graduate program

RSVP HERE

Letterpress Print Fair

Sunday April 17th, 2016

10 am - 5 pm

The 7th Annual Letterpress Printers Fair celebrates the historic craft of letterpress printing and the community who sustains it. Letterpress printing is one of the few remaining craft industries where its practitioners are innovating contemporary applications using centuries’ old technology. Browse goods from an array of local printers, book artists, designers, and lovers of type. Experience live printing with a steamroller and hands­-on demonstrations. Try your hand at book arts! Win a unique print in our raffle! Enjoy libations and food as we inspire you with the coalescence of 500 years of printing.

Event is family friendly. General admission is free.

 

FURTHERMORE

POP UP EXHIBITIONS ON FIRST FRIDAYS

FURTHERMORE is a space where portland makers can explore the blurred boundaries between art, craft, + design. Cultivated through the MFA in Applied Craft + Design Studios, FURTHERMORE offers a venue for exchange and exploration.

 

FELLOWSHIP POP UP / SOLO SHOW

APRIL 1ST 

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Featuring the work of MFA AC+D 2015/2016 Post Graduate Fellowship recipient, Tyler Peterson.

 

FACULTY POP UP

MARCH 4TH 

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Featuring the work and research of MFA AC+D Faculty Namita Wigger, Theory of the Object Instructor, Abby McGehee, Modern Craft and Design History Professor, Marci McDade, Practicum Instructor, and Heidi Schwegler, Program Chair / Entrepreneurial Studies Professor.

 

ALUMNI POP UP

FEBruary 5TH 

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Featuring the work by Bukola Koiki, Camila Araya Perez, Matthew Williams, Sarah Davis, and Shannon Hauff.

 

LET'S NOT STAND ON CEREMONY

AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS IN PROGRESS

 

OPENING RECEPTION

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11TH

|  6PM - 9PM   |   AC+D STUDIOS   |    421 NE 10TH AVE  |  

 

FURTHERMORE

POP UP EXHIBITIONS ON FIRST FRIDAYS

FURTHERMORE is a space where portland makers can explore the blurred boundaries between art, craft, + design. Cultivated through the MFA in Applied Craft + Design Studios, FURTHERMORE offers a venue for exchange and exploration.

 

FELLOWSHIP ARTIST TALK

December 4th 

5:30PM - 7:30PM

An inside look at the research and process of MFA AC+D 2015/2016 Post Graduate Fellowship recipient, Tyler Peterson.

 

Mentor POP UP

November 6TH 

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Featuring the work of MFA AC+D Mentors Brenda Mallory, Crystal Schenk, Dylan Beck, Karl Burkheimer, Shelby Davis.

 

FACULTY POP UP

OCTOBER 2nD 

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Featuring the work and research of MFA AC+D  Critique Seminar Faculty - Bobbi Woods, Dave Laubenthal, Victor Maldonado, and Whitney Lowe.

 

Young + Local POP UP

September 4th 

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Featuring the work of guest panelists,  Laura Allcorn: Second StoryAdam Garcia: The PressureMarc Moscato: Know Your City, Ethan Allen Smith: PeetKeglerAllison Ullmer: Allison Ullmer JewelryKate Bingaman-Burt: PSU.

 


2014 / 2015 PAST STUDENT EVENTS


SEVERAL STEPS REMOVED

The MFA Applied Craft + Design Class of 2015 Graduate Exhibition

May 22, 2015 - June 5, 2015

421 NE 10th Ave, 97232

 

The joint MFA in Applied Craft + Design is pleased to present the culmination of two years of hands-on designing and making. The exhibition features the 2015 graduation class’ practicum projects that explore the convergence of art, craft, and design practices.

We are makers of objects, interfaces, environments, and experiences. Through actual and digital means, we exhaustively explore material, investigate process and manifest ideas in provocatively meaningful ways. We have learned to build with intention, always seeking meaning and purpose, not just highly polished results.

As we reach this stage of our creative endeavor, we stop to reflect - several steps removed – so that we can better observe and gain perspective on our personal and creative progress.

We invite you to join us in a celebration of steps concluded and steps yet to be taken.

 

 


 

          Opening Reception - Friday, May 22, 6 - 9 pm.

          Exhibition Hours -

          May 26 - May 29,  12 - 2pm & 5 - 7pm

          June 2 - June 5,  12 - 2pm & 5 - 7pm

          Guided Tour Event - Thursday, May 28th, 5 - 7pm.

          Closing Reception - Friday, June 5, 6 - 9 pm.

 

 


 

Featuring Work from: Bukola Koiki, Jadene Mayla, James RouseJennifer CookeMarie GoebelMichael SchnitmanNicholas ParkerRachel McKennaReese BowesRichard DeckerRyan NewsonSamantha Estrella-BoylandShawn Daughton, and Tyler Peterson.

 

Oral defense presentations 

Monday May 18th - Thursday May 21

*See Full Schedule HERE

 

ARTIST TALKS

FIRST THURSDAY - JUNE 4TH

James Rouse: 5:30pm-5:55pm

(5 min break)

Sam Estrella: 6:00pm-6:25pm

(5 min break)

Jen Cooke: 6:30pm-6:55pm

 

GUIDED TOUR

THURSDAY - MAY 28TH

 5pm-7pm