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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! 

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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! 

November 2, 2018


FURTHERMORE Pop-Up

6:00-9:00pm

Katharine Forgan and Bobbi Woods
Video // Installation // Sound // Grape

Join us for an evening of idea generating, pleasure seeking, consumption of light, sound, color, image, jello, grapes, pineapple chunks, oranges peeled and sectioned, maraschino cherries, flaked coconut, and fresh mint leaves.

Bobbi Woods AC+D Faculty
Katharine Forgan AC+D Alumni '17

FURTHERMORE Pop-Up
MFA Applied Craft + Design
421 NE 10th Ave.

 

November 2-25, 2018


Splash Time

Carnation Contemporary

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Don't miss this Saturday's opening of SPLASH TIME, a solo show by MFA in Applied Craft + Design faculty Leslie Vigeant, at Carnation Contemporary. After the slew of sexual assaults and allegations in the media this past year, SPLASH TIME explores the simultaneous way in which our society diminishes grown women as childish and portrays young girls as adults.

Leslie Vigeant
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Carnation Contemporary
Exhibition: November 2-25
Opening: November 3rd, 6-9p

8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


MFA AC+D Textile Circle

6:00-9:00 PM

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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

 

Wednesday November 28, 2018


MFA AC+D LEcture Seres: Future Firm

6:30-8:30PM

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Future Firm designs spaces, big and small, for people to come together in new ways. Founded by Craig Reschke and Ann Lui in 2015, the Chicago-based architecture practice spans diverse scales: from pop-up exhibition spaces, to residential and commercial buildings, to urban and territorial speculations. Future Firm’s work has been exhibited at Storefront for Art & Architecture, New Museum’s Ideas City, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation and published in The Architect’s Newspaper, Chicago Architect, Mas Context and Newcity. Future Firm currently operates The Night Gallery, a nocturnal exhibition space on Chicago's south side, which features video and film works by artists and architects from sunset to sunrise.

 

Craig Reschke is a registered architect and Designer-in-Residence in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work on fast matter in landscape architecture was recently published in Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture (Routledge, 2018). Ann Lui is an architect and Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ann recently co-edited Public Space? Lost and Found (SA+P/MIT Press, 2017) and was co-curator of the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 titled Dimensions of Citizenship.

 

https://future-firm.org/

Instagram: @futurefirm

 
 

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Past 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! 

Past 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! 

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


MFA AC+D LEcture Series: Annica Cuppetelli

6:30-8:30 PM

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Annica Cuppetelli is a fiber/installation artist and fashion designer based in Detroit, MI. Drawing on her past experience in the fashion world, her practice lies on the intersection of fashion, design and art. Her process uses techniques and materials borrowed from garment making and fashion design and applies them to create forms that evoke garments, but exist as sculptures and spaces. Rather than simply wrap, transform, or conceal, she attempts to question fashion in order to reveal its complicated relationship with the female body and identity.

Annica is a recipient of the Daimler Financial Emerging Artist Award, the Searchlight Emerging Artist Award and was a nominee for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. She also collaborates with Cristobal Mendoza as Cuppetelli and Mendoza, focusing on the creation of site-specific, multimedia installations that address issues of space, interaction and materiality. Their work has been exhibited in the Denver Art Museum, Telfair Museums (Savannah, GA), the Biennial of Video and Media Arts (Chile, 2012) and festivals such as Nemo 2013 (France) Scopitone 2012 (France), ISEA 2012, FILE 2011 (Brazil), FAD 2011 (Brazil), video_dumbo 2013 (NYC, USA) among others. They were selected as Kresge Visual Arts Fellows in 2015. Cuppetelli obtained her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Fiber, 2008) and her BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.

http://www.annicacuppetelli.com/

http://www.cuppetellimendoza.com/

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


MFA AC+D Pecha Kucha and Textile Circle

6:00 PM

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Friday, October 5, 2018


furthermore exhibition

Reception: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018


MFA AC+D LECTURE SERIES: JOHN PARK

6:30-8:30PM

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John Park works at the intersection of creative pedagogy and technology. With communities migrating to an increasingly digital-dependent lifestyle, Park stresses the social, environmental and economic implications of this shift to the students in his classrooms and in the content of his own work. Through interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in other creative fields, Park has also been developing a vocabulary that merges the disciplines of dance and music with his own practice of algorithmic art and experimental animation. These endeavors to liaise between performing arts fields plays a role in Park's vision of an evolving creative practice where cultural and creative barriers will blur and crumble to the point where an artist will simply be someone who understands movement, timing, narrative and gesture with a fluidity in any medium.

Park received his M.F.A. in Computer Art from SUNY Buffalo in 2006, and his B.A. in Multimedia Design from the University of Oregon in 2003. Park's diverse background in photography, 3D modeling, experimental animation, computer programming and electronics hacking has led to a larger investigation of what the most appropriate uses of these technologies should be in today's cultural climate.

http://johnparkonline.com/

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018


FURTHERMORE EXHIBITION

RECEPTION: 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

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August 13-24, 2018


2018 DESIGN BUILD

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MFA AC+D students begin the program with a pre-semester, 10 day collaborative design-build intensive. The experience is intended to help students get to know each other, and learn how to work together by designing and building a project for an actual client. Emphasizing a philosophy of civic engagement, projects are selected based on their potential to benefit an organization or population that generally does not have access to the services of designers and makers. For the 2018 Design Build, AC+D students, led by Matt Miller (co-founder of Project H) and local artist and activist Cleo Davis, will serve the Urban League of Portland to design and implement innovative solutions to alleviate a particularly loaded intersection on Mississippi Ave and Russell Ave in downtown Portland.

 

Friday, August 3, 2018


2018 Glean Exhibition

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Applied Craft + Design (joint program between Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art) is pleased to host the 2018 GLEAN Exhibition. GLEAN is a competitive artist residency program, offering artists the opportunity to expand their creativity by partnering with Portland's waste and recycling management systems for materials and inspiration. Applied Craft + Design student, Brittany Rudolf, will participate in the show, as one of GLEAN's current artists-in-residence. The GLEAN Exhibition will run from August 3-25, 2018, with an opening from 6-9pm on August 3rd, 2018.

GLEANto gather, collect bit by bit, or pick over in search of relevant material

After five months of focusing their artistic inquiry on the often mysterious materials discovered at the Metro Central transfer station, the GLEAN 2018 artists are ready to share their visions in a formal exhibition.  Please join us! 

 

Arrive early! Each artist will share about their journey in the GLEAN Residency from 5:00 - 6:00pm followed by a performance by artist Eduardo Cruz Torres with members of his Aztec dance group from 6:00 - 6:30pm.

 

GLEAN is a partnership between Recology, an employee-owned integrated resource recovery and recycling company; Metro, the regional government that manages the Portland area's garbage and recycling system, and Cracked Pots.

 

2018 GLEAN Exhibition Opening
August 3rd, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
FURTHERMORE Gallery
Bison Building
421 NE 10th Ave., Portland

 

Exhibition Run
August 3rd - 25th, 2018
Fri – Sun, noon - 5:00 pm

 

FRiday, April 21


THING PANIC!

An exhibition of thing process

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

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To make a thing is to give shape to an idea—to bring that wild intangible stuff of thought into the concrete, physical world with the hands/mouth/feet/lungs/etc. And just as vocalising a thought risks failing understanding, making a thing risks failing intention.

The world we live in already bursts at its seams with material objects—artifacts of our human needs and wants—yet still there is so much misunderstanding. How do we make a thing that communicates our ideas, without simply adding to the chaos?

This is an exhibition of how we, as individual artists, designers, and thinkers, do this thing thing.

 

Thursday, April 27


SHELF REFLECTION

Open house + sale

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

 

Join the MFA in Applied Craft + Design community for a bustling DWP Open House + Sale which represents the spirit and soul of this creative laboratory.

The studio is a place of making, thinking, connecting. With the hand at the forefront of touch, handcrafted objects are how we soothe and heal, grow and thrive, live and work. They are how we drink our coffee, where we rest our heads. The studio is the incubator that makes all of this possible.

This year’s Open House will feature a curated collection of objects made by our dynamic community including: alumni, mentors, students, faculty, and staff. Everything will be priced at $50 or less so that the work is accessible to all.

Featured work may include ceramics, lighting, wearables, innovative devices, handmade books, domestic items, sculpture, and on and on. Also enjoy conversation, snacks, free drinks and music!

If Portland is a creative capital, then the Bison Building is a perfect microcosm which encapsulates the characteristics of this fine city.

 

Friday, May 12


OTHERWISE, CHAOS

MFA AC+D 2017 practicum exhibition

 

opening reception - may 12th, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Exhibition Dates - May 12th - 26th

 

Oral DEFENSE - May 8th - 10th

schedule to be released shortly

 


PAST EVENTS


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

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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 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 Rouse, Jennifer Cooke, Marie Goebel, Michael Schnitman, Nicholas Parker, Rachel McKenna, Reese Bowes, Richard Decker, Ryan Newson, Samantha Estrella-Boyland, Shawn 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