August 2021@ Disjecta

The Alliance of OCAC Alumni (AOCACA) has taken the third year of a three-year contract between Disjecta and the now shuttered OCAC and is excited to announce Share, Learn, Show to be held at Disjecta August 1st-22nd, 2021. All alumni are encouraged to apply and participate.

 

We see this as the first AOCACA Biennale and believe this is the perfect opportunity to foster the ideals set forth by Julia Hoffman and cultivated over 144 years by a legion of artists and craftspeople.

We will be utilizing Disjecta’s facilities in three ways: Share, Learn, Show.

SHARE, LEARN, SHOW

Share

The outdoor space at Disjecta will allow for Saturday “Shares”. A weekly program for alumni and allies to come together and craft and nurture community. We will be asking for workshop proposals from applicants.

Learn

We will reach out to the community to offer a tour(s) of the gallery and an art activity for young people.

 

Additionally, we have three Tuesday evenings slated for artists’ talks.

Show

Ashley Stull Meyers will curate an exhibition of Oregon College of Art & Craft alumni, to feature a cross-section of works that seek to historicize the institution’s impact on arts work in the Pacific Northwest.

ASHLEY STULL MEYERS

ABOUT OUR CURATOR

We are privileged and honored to announce that the 2021 OCAC Alumni show will be curated by Ashley Stull Meyers, a force of vision and insight into contemporary Art and Craft. She located to the Pacific Northwest while both Marylhurst and OCAC closed their doors. Her thoughtfulness and compassion for what Craft means to the region and our history as OCAC Alumni is why we are so grateful to be working with her. In her words:

“....an exhibition of Oregon College of Art and Craft alumni, will feature a cross-section of works that seek to historicize the institution’s impact on arts work in the Pacific Northwest. Exemplified by experimentation in a number of media, arts production in the pacific northwest has largely been unencumbered by the forces of more traditional, commercial centered, arts markets. The outcome has several generations of artists generating practices engaged with the landscape, expanded definitions of craft, history, and collaboration.

The selected artists speak to the impact of such production through their engagement with OCAC – a stalwart community of makers that functioned as a hub for generative and artful activity for 112 years.”

See more of her work >

Photo credit: Sam Gehrke

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit the following to ocacevents.alumni@gmail.com

1. Artist’s statement

2. 2-4 Images of your work, video will be accepted. Image files must be labeled with your last name and image title:

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3. Title

4. Medium

5. Dimensions

6. Price

7. Proposal for a Saturday Workshop – NOT REQUIRED

8. Please, indicate if you are open to giving an Artist’s Talk.



Payment should be made via Paypal using the button below:

 

Entry period is March 1st through March 31st, 2021 and is open to all alumni of The Oregon College of Art & Craft including former degree and studio school students.

 

Non-thematic; any subject matter is eligible.

 

We are asking for a contribution of $25. If you are unable to pay this amount, please reach out to us for a scholarship or to propose a Saturday workshop.

 

Proposals for Saturday workshops will be considered separately. You may apply for the show, a workshop or both. The Workshop should be accessible and open to as many skill levels and ages as possible. There is no stipend or fee.

 

Sale of artwork in the show is optional. Please include price for insurance purposes even if not for sale, in which case, be sure to indicate as NFS.

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