SHARE, LEARN, SHOW
August 20 - September 5 at The Oregon Center for Contemporary Art
The Alliance of OCAC Alumni Board wishes to extend an enormous thank you to all who helped make our first biennial exhibition a reality and success.
Thank you, selected artists, those who participated in the artist talks, and all who submitted work for the show!
We are so grateful for Ashley Stull Meyers’ vision and curating skills in showcasing the alumni work.
We thank Oregon Contemporary for the beautiful space and Rainmakers Craft Initiative for their guidance and ongoing support.
Thank you to Kate Copeland and PNCA for their kindness.
We appreciate everyone who lent a hand, and to everyone who came out to view the show!
Share, Learn, Show Artists
Aby Henry - photographs
Alyssa Kail - painting/fiber
Amarette Gregor - sculpture
Angelica Yudasto - silk/glass
Brittany Wilder - sculpture/photo
Carolyn Drake - sculpture/fiber
Cathy Denning - photo
Colin Kippen - sculpture
Declan Knight - sculpture
Emma Gerigscott - painting
Faith Hagenhofer - fibers
Fernando Pedroza - painting
Hannah Newman - sculpture/digital
Hilary Pfeifer - sculpture
Ivan Carmona - painting/sculpture
Jay Humphries - painting
Jennifer Cooke - fiber
Jennifer Viviano - painting/sculpture
Jens Pettersen - painting/embroidery
Kate Speranza - painting
Lindsey Martin - painting weird interiors
MaryAnn Puls - painting
Michael White - drawing/painting/cyanotype
Oliver Wilson - sculpture
Ruth Bryant - books/paper
Sarah Laird - fiber*
Sara Thompson - sculpture/silversmith
Shannon Castor - film
Thea Kinner - sculpture/gifs
Tony Raynor - painting
Taylor Nehrling - fiber
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.”
Photo credit: Sam Gehrke