National Professional-Development Workshops for Artists
CAA’s National Professional-Development Workshops for Artists, sustained by a generous grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, focus on supporting visual artists in underserved areas.
“Hybrid Careers” in Portland, Oregon
CAA, in partnership with Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC), will present its next National Professional-Development Workshop for Artists on Saturday, October 6, 2012. The one-day event, called “Hybrid Careers,” will explore in separate sessions the four steps of the creative endeavor: “Seeking,” “Solving,” “Making,” and “Reflecting.”
“Hybrid Careers” will take place on Saturday, October 6, from 8:15 AM to NOON and again from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. There will be a lunch break from NOON to 1:00 PM, and an open-studio reception for all participants for networking and sharing from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. The sessions take place at the Jean Vollum Drawing, Painting, and Photography Building on the OCAC campus at 8245 Southwest Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225 (map). The workshop is $35. Each of the four sessions will be presented once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Workshop registrants must choose two sessions for the day.
The workshop will begin at 8:15 AM with check-in and a complimentary continental breakfast. The sessions start at 9:00 AM. “Seeking,” led by Katy Asher, an artist and alumna of Portland State University, and Carl Diehl, an artist and an instructor at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), will focus on means of sparking and expanding on flickers of inspiration. In “Solving,” participants will actively engage in determining theories or hypotheses of how to solve problems, guided by Susanna Hohmann, an instructor in the OCAC/PNCA graduate program in applied craft and design and a designer at Terrazign, along with Carly Mick, also of Terrazign. “Making,” led by Jake Sorenson, a sculptor and OCAC alumnus, and Brett Binford, co-owner of Mudsharks Studio, will explore the process and evolution of the conceptual object. Finally, Kate Bingaman-Burt, an artist, designer, and assistant professor at Portland State University, and Jeremy Pelley of the Official Manufacturing Company (OMFGCO) will lead “Reflecting,” which will encourage participants to reach a greater understanding of their likes and dislikes. From this knowledge, they can then learn to focus on projects that they can really believe in.
Read full descriptions of all four sessions.
Registration for the workshop is first-come, first-served. Because space is extremely limited, registration must be completed in advance; it will not be possible to register at the door. To pay by credit card, debit card, or PayPal, go to www.collegeart.org/registerportlandworkshop. Then contact Susan Schear at 973-482-1000 and indicate which two sessions you would like to attend. If paying by check, contact Susan Schear to affirm your registration and session selection. Then make your check payable to College Art Association and mail it to: Thomas Orr, Interim Dean, 8245 Southwest Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225. Please include your name, complete mailing address, email, and phone number and also note “Hybrid Careers Workshop” on the outside of the envelope.
If you have any questions, please contact Susan Schear at 973-482-1000 and include your name, mailing address, email, and phone number in your voicemail or email.
Oregon College of Art and Craft is a creative community offering undergraduate degrees and certificates, graduate degrees, and continuing-education classes for adults and children.
Additional workshop partners are: Pacific Northwest College of Art; Official Manufacturing Company (OMFGCO); Vizwerks; Interior Design at Marylhurst University (IDMU); Mudsharks Studios; and Terrazign.
As a leading professional organization in the visual arts, the College Art Association serves the needs and interests of 12,000 individual and 2,000 institutional members. Founded in 1911, CAA publishes two scholarly journals in art history, an online reviews journal for books and exhibitions, a weekly email newsletter, and a website with news about the organization, its members, and the larger art and academic worlds. CAA also hosts an Annual Conference for 4,000 to 6,000 artists, scholars, and students, provides career services, and advocates the visual arts on a national level.
Questions regarding the workshops should be directed to Susan Schear, CAA national workshop project consultant, at 973-482-1000.