"What occurred at Playa exceeded my highest expectations in every regard: landscape, community, creative work, and,
without lapsing to hyperbole, sense of myself in the world."
--Deb Casey (Resident 2014)
without lapsing to hyperbole, sense of myself in the world."
--Deb Casey (Resident 2014)
Tallmadge Doyle at the Karin Clarke Gallery November 2-26 with gallery talk and reception Saturday November 5 12noon-2pm
760 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97401
Four paintings by Jon Jay Cruson are now hanging in the Federal Courthouse in Eugene, Oregon
Works by Susan Applegate will be exhibited from January 13- March 10, 2017 at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association Hallie Brown Ford Gallery in Roseburg, Oregon
Carolyn Law presents Climate Changing an exhibition of works produced for her interdisciplinary art/science community project "Rural Voices On A Changing Environment" in Lake County, Oregon
November 3rd-December 31, 2016
Virginia Inn, 1937 First Avenue, Seattle WA
Becky Evans' solo exhibition Waterlines opens at PIANTE from October 1-November 12, 2016
620 Second Street, Eureka, CA
Charles Hood and Shelley White are among the artists and cartographers in Terra Cognita: Cartography and Art September 6-October 7, 2016
Antelope Valley College Art Gallery
3041 W Ave K Building FA1, Lancaster, California 93536
Maps acts as backdrops for statements about political boundaries, territoriality, and other aspects of power and projection. The shared linguistic codes of cartographers and artists reflect on space and abstraction, and the line and shape of the map's vocabulary. "Terra Cognita" explores the metaphors of order to chaos, ratios of scale, location and dislocation, and charting new terrains.
Upcoming performance by Arcos Dance
Gloria Lamson recently completed an installation for Shunpike Storefronts Program. This second incarnation of Life Stream can be seen in downtown Seattle in one of the Amazon building street windows at Republican St. between Terry Ave. N and Boren Ave. N. until November 6th, 2016.
August 5-7 Lamson will be engaging the public at Anacortes Arts Festival as part of the outdoor Working Artists Studio with a participatory, collaborative project entitled Pipe Dream. This installation combines the materials of 'pipe cleaners' with the flavor of a dream, where an as yet unknown form will emerge with the time and creativity of the many participants. Individual pipe creations will be combined to create a larger bent-line color weaving.
The 2016 Eugene Biennial “Celebrating Exceptional Art of our Region” will showcase one of past resident Susan Applegate's paintings Touching Winter Ridge.
The 2016 Eugene Biennial juried by Roger Saydack, Karin Clarke and Jon Jay Cruson will be held at the Karin Clarke Gallery in Eugene, Oregon from August 3-27, 2016. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Tom Crawford, whose published works of poetry include The Names of Birds and Caging the Robin will be featured in the Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series at Yosemite National Park on July 17th in collaboration with David James Duncan.
Tom wrote the following poem during the month of May 2016 while sitting by the pond at PLAYA:
You're mine. I'm yours
feels somehow selfish,
with the morning light,
the infidelity of a sunrise
that'll make love to just anything
that'll stand still long enough.
Then, more specifically,
there's the duck in the pond
that swims off,
to share with another, new duck,
So much to love
So little time, and death
to any poem trying to sing
where there are boundaries.
The sun does not
wear itself out being good.
2pm, Sunday. April 24, 2016
"MUSIC @ the MERC" Concert Series
Old Mayer Mercantile, 12780 Central Ave Mayer, AZ
Featuring D-Squared with bagpipes, poet lariat & guest angel in a special seasonal celebration
Suggested donation $15 Reservations appreciated
firstname.lastname@example.org or 928 632-7530
Keira Stewart's new novel How to Break a Heart is now available http://kierastewart.com/
Nina Elder has been featured on COLORES by New Mexico Public Television. See the episode
Nina Elder / Nonlinear Creative Research:
From Piles of Rocks to Polar Bears
April 4, Gallery of Contemporary Art, UCCS, Colorado Springs
This presentation is equal parts travel log, artist talk, poetic narrative, and a scrutiny of assumptions about the North. It weaves together unlikely associations between piles of rocks, Nina’s father’s untold military history, climate change, Native cultures, obsolete communication technology, and the need for curiosity. This presentation is part of the Pollinate Festival, a regional biennial that will focus on the theme of Energy.
Powerful Secrets: Power and Authority in the Nuclear Era April 5, IDEA Space, Colorado College, Colorado Springs
In this IDEA Cabaret, featured artist Nina Elder discusses her lifelong fascination with the nuclear industry in the Southwest in conversation with Dan Miller, Professor of Liberal Arts at the Colorado School of Mines. Elder and Miller will explore the history of the development of nuclear science and the weapons industry in the southwest. The event will conclude with a live electronic music performance by Glen Whitehead that will create a sonic landscape inspired by the nuclear era.
Rob Licht (2012) is showing the body of work he completed while an artist-in-residence at the Baie Sainte-Marie residency in New Edinburgh, Nova Scotia, concurrently at two venues: the Charles C. Thomas Gallery at the Maine College of Art, and as part of a group show, titled: "Elemental", at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY. The digital photographs, completed in the fall of 2014, record his attempts to untangle and reorganize discarded fishing line he found on the Nova Scotia coast. His art is a meditation on the intersection of human activity and the relentless forces of nature. This project takes off from the practice he developed during his residency at PLAYA, where he used his camera to document interventions in the landscape.
Sandra Dal Poggetto’s artwork and essay, “Wildtime,” featured in Basalt literary journal. Basalt is a nonprofit annual published by the College of Arts & Sciences at Eastern Oregon University.
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 6pm
Roll-Up Photo Studio + Gallery, 1715 SE Spokane St, Portland, OR 97202To honor Portland-based The Inflectionist Review's 2nd anniversary, the editors have published a limited edition compendium of all the work from our first four issues. The Inflectionist Review Anthology of Poetry includes new work from state Poet Laureates, award-winning poets, and emerging writers, even a new Rilke translation.
Former Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen has gracious agreed to be our guest presenter, alongside an astounding lineup of diverse, powerful Oregon poets, including Penelope Scambly Schott, Jeff Whitney, Judith Barrington, Brenda Taulbee, and Laura Winter.
This launch is hosted by the anthology’s featured artists, Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis, and its editors, Anatoly Molotkov and John Sibley Williams.
Please join us in celebrating the release of The Inflectionist Review Anthology of Poetry!
'Inlet Study 2' (above) a water base monotype, by Francis B. Ashforth was included in the Parkside National Small Print Exhibition at the University of Wisconsin in Kenosha, through July 15, 2015.
Ashforth was honored to have 'Lampblack 10' (left) a 30x30 water base monotype, included in the Art of The Northeast 2015 at Silvermine Galleries in CT, through July 2015. Ashforth's work continues to be influenced by both wetland and arid habitats and current water issues that effect these environments.
Laura Pritchett’s newest novel RED LIGHTNING will be released this June, and she has upcoming readings in Spokane, Seattle, Portland, and elsewhere. See www.laurapritchett.com for more info.
Kathleen Caprario exhibit at UMPQUA Valley Arts Center, March 20-May 1, 2015. For more info www.uvarts,com.
The January 2015 issue of National Geographic includes information about former resident Dennis Jenkins' (University of Oregon) discovery of coprolites in Paisley Caves (near PLAYA). It also notes the research of University of Oregon's Jon Erlandson in the Channel Islands. Read more here http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/…/first-ameri…/hodges-text
Red Lightning Laura Pritchett
June, 2015, Counterpoint Press, to order: 510-704-0230
Laura Pritchett is an award-winning, acclaimed author/editor of seven books, and her last novel Stars Go Blue received starred reviews from Kirkus and Library Journal, the latter calling it “a brilliant novel, filled with heartache and humor.” Her newest novel, due out this June, is Red Lightning: This book broaches timely political topics essential in the West—immigration, wildfires, meth distribution. Suspenseful, timely, and important, this book combines extreme grittiness with beauty and wisdom. In a gritty and authentic voice, Tess takes on challenges that no one should have to face. Like Libby, her sister and the central character of Pritchett’s earlier novel Sky Bridge, Tess has her own coming-of-age, in a gratifying and hard-earned transformation and redemption. June 29, 7:30pm Powell’s Bookstore, Hawthorne, Portland, OR www.laurapritchett.com
Dean Delivered, by Catherine Woodard in Best American Poetry. Read more here.
Jamie Newton has just released his second CD of noise music - meditations & drones from tonewheel organ, processed guitar & keyboards, feedback and found sounds.
New publication, Endurance, by Melissa Madenski and Finishing Line Press (order here). Melissa has an upcoming reading with poet Karen McPherson, at River Gallery in Independence, OR on February 22, 7:00 PM
In September, 2014 Rob Licht was an artist in residence in Weymouth, Nova Scotia at the Jenny Family Compound Residency. While there he created a series interventions using discarded fishing rope found on the beach, documenting the work as it progressed. Thanks to the generous support of the Jenny Family, Maine College of Art and the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, New York. See more of Rob's work here.
Rob Licht is in Nova Scotia doing a 4 week residency and coming up with fun and interesting new work. You can read about it in his latest Blog entries: www.roblichtblog.wordpress.com
Paul Catanese has been selected as one of five artists to receive a 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. This award will support my studio practice and expanding work onvisible from space – an interdisciplinary artwork that began with a notion to create drawings on Earth so large they would be visible from the moon. Among other experiments, this fellowship will allow me to begin working with a blimp, and will support the creation of artworks in and around Chicago, Southern Arizona, and Eastern Oregon among other locations. Please visit the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship website to learn more about this award and full roster of 2014 recipients.
Opening Reception Friday, September 12, 6-9pm
Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery (RiNo)
3542 Walnut St, Denver CO On view September 12 - October 18, 2014
The word overlook has various meanings, to view from above; fail to notice; oversee; or, as a noun, a commanding position or view. With her work Elder explores each definition as she examines the visual evidence of land use in the American West and its cycles of production, consumption, and waste. By incorporating elements of humanities’ impact on the land, she highlights the effects that are often unnoticed as we expand our presence throughout the area. Elder shows that the post-industrial landscape is the physical manifestation of modern Western civilization. In doing so, she elucidates and aestheticizes the friction, frankness, necessity and beauty in the contemporary American Landscape.
An Artist Talk featuring both Elder and Anderman will take place at the Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.
(above) Nina Elder, Sedan Crater, Nevada Test Site, after 1972, 2012, graphite and radioactive charcoal on paper, 30 x 22 inchesCopyright © 2014
Melanie Bishop reviews three books, one from former resident Eliot Treichel, Close Is Fine in Carmel Magazine.
Bonnie Henderson's latest book, The Next Tsunami, recently published by Oregon State University Press examines our short term collective memory about disaster. For more information about the book and a great review in the LA Times (click here).
"The Next Tsunami explores how we know what we know about plate tectonics, the science of earthquakes and tsunamis generally, and the Cascadia Subduction Zone in particular"...
Melanie Bishop's young adult novel, My So-Called Ruined Life: Book One of the Tate McCoy Series, was published recently by Torrey House Press. Sign up for a writing class with Melanie or follow her work on her website http://melaniebishopwriter.wordpress.com.
RULE Gallery in Denver, Colorado announces Nina Elder as their newest addition. Exhibition dates to be decided. RULE Gallery,established in 1987, exhibits contemporary abstract and conceptual works, including paintings, sculpture, photography, and works on paper. RULE has been bringing national art to Denver through representation of prominent artists from around the country, while supporting the Denver art scene by promoting leading regional artists. www.rulegallery.com
Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to present LANDLESSNESS, an exhibition organized by Carrie Hott featuring work by Becca Albee, Amanda Curreri, Nina Elder, Pablo Guardiola, and Jennifer Nagle Myers. Departing from the concept of landlessness as presented by Herman Melville in Moby Dick, the artworks in this exhibition navigate the unanchored states of a lack of ground, an aerial view, and a collapsed sense of time and space.
E. Amato's collection of new nomad poems, Will Travel is now available in print, click here
COCC Barber Library Hosts "The Art of the Book" Event
The Central Oregon Community College Barber Library is hosting “The Art of the Book: Experiencing the Book as an Artistic Creation” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, in Wille Hall in the Campus Center on the Bend Campus. The event is free, and the public is invited.
The event celebrates the donation of the art book, Vía Láctea, written by Ellen Waterston, illustrated by Ron Schultz and hand-printed by Atelier 6000 and Lone Goose Press. Attendees can learn about the history of the art book; meet the writers, artists, art book creators and collectors; visit the exhibit and enjoy refreshments and music by Janet Gesme and Travis Allen. The event is sponsored by Atelier 6000, COCC Barber Library, Ellen Waterston, and Marjorie Meret-Carmen, in memory of her husband, Milton Carmen.
Angling Art: Big Paintings of Little Trout/Orvis News. An article about Analee Fuentes and her paintings. Read more here.
Karen McPherson's new book of poems, Skein of Light, published by Airlie Press. Read more on her website.Karen was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize Book Award and it received an Honorable Mention in the Poetry Category. Her poem "Provenance" was also the First Prize winner in the Poet's Choice category of the Oregon Poetry Association spring 2015 contest.www.kmcphersonpoet.com
Exhibit at Fisher's Flowers and Fine Arts by Andrew Duclos is up through April 2015.
Stacie Smith had poems published in this issue of Jefferson Monthly.
I was a resident in August 2012, and had a tremendous experience at Playa. I'm a naturalist and poet, and one of the poems I wrote during my Playa residency, "Thoughts About My Father in the Great Basin," won first prize in an Oregon Poetry Association (OPA) contest last year. This poem is included in the just-published 2013 volume of Verseweavers, the OPA annual anthology. Verseweavers is not available on-line, but the poem is short, and I thought you might be interested in sharing it on the Playa Facebook page.
Thoughts About My Father In The Great Basin
That silence lasts
That sounds do not last
That close attention is rewarded
That, in fact, nothing else is rewarded
That much is hidden, but nothing is lost
That care is proof enough of tenderness
That the most dead, the bone dry, the salt
Someday freshens, flows again
That the path followed
Goes on forever
Thanks for everything Playa is doing to support the arts and sciences!
Happy to announce M.E. Hope is a runner up in the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans, her poems will be published in the Spring 2015 issue of The Iowa Review. http://iowareview.org/blog/winners-our-veterans-writing-contest
Frances B. Ashforth had prints included this year in IPCNY in NYC, and currently at The Philadelphia Print Center and Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis. She was honored to be not only on the cover of Freshwater Magazine (Freshwater Trust, Portland, OR) but interviewed in an article entitled "Observer, Artist, Steward" this summer.
Analee Fuentes painting is on the cover of the The Eugene Weekly, an alternative weekly newspaper published in Eugene, Oregon. The paper, published every Thursday, has a circulation of 39,850. It publishes an annual "Best of Eugene" list, a restaurant guide ("Chow!"), and special sections on festivals, music, wine, health, and travel. The website was created in January 2012.
Cover image, inside image and note. This week's alternative newspaper:http://www.eugeneweekly.com/
POETRY READING AUGUST 17TH 7PM JADE LOUNGE – 2342 SE ANKENY
CURTIS WHITECARROLL PRESENTS INK NOISE
Act One: Casey Bush is a long time trouble maker in the Portland poetry scene, a long time supporter of all stages and styles of Poet, he is the poetry editor ( and general miracle worker) for bear deluxe magazine. He is also a unique poet, whose style touches on everything from the avant garde to soicio political and environmental matters. He brings with him Bill Shively, Laura Winter and Bob Phillips, all well known around town, and all looking forward to mixing with this up and coming generation of writers. Act Two Olivia Olivia is on the fast track to becoming one of the most familiar faces in the writing scene in Portland. If you have any kind of reading, Olivia has probably done your ass a favor by promoting it in the rumpus. She is a fierce hearted activist and shows much skill with writing. She is also bringing and Amazing three writers with her, none of whom have before read at Ink Noise review : Intistar Abioto, Cathy Camper, Manuel Arturo. Act Three: La Toya Hampton, aka Lady Rose is double blessed with the ability to write poems where each line gives as much detail as a novel, and the ability to read in a manner than each words sinks its teeth into your soul and never lets go. All of this happens on Sunday, August 17th, 7pm at the jade lounge, 2342 southeast Ankeny, one block south of burnside. Ink Noise review (formerly stone soup reading series) created and hosted by Curtis Whitecarroll.
Terri Warpinski's series of photographs, Surface Tension was published in Exposure, the journal from the Society for Photographic Education. An essay about the work was written by Kate Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Ten photographs from the series Dvojina (matched and unmatched pairs) were included in Blue Sky Drawers, 2014. Terri was also the recipient of an 2014 Individual Artist Fellowship from Oregon Commission on the Arts. To read the announcement, click here. To see more of Terri's work visit her website.
Via Lactea a limited edition art book, is a collaboration between writer Ellen Waterston; illustrator and printmaker Ron Schultz; book designer and typographer Thomas Osborne; and printer and book binder Sandy Tilcock of Lone Goose Press. Created and produced at Atelier 6000, the fine-art edition of Via Lactea includes original hand-pulled engravings.
Kirk Stoller's exhibit is on view on the West Coast at Romer Young Gallery through March 2014. Kirk also participated in a Site95 event at Sweatshop Studios (Brooklyn, NY) on the East Coast.
In the Fall of 2013, Rob Licht was a visiting artist for SUNY Cortland at their Camp Huntington Outdoor Education Center on Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks. During a weekend retreat, Licht worked with Art students on the grounds of the historic estate to create an environmental sculpture titled Wilderness Bisect. The work examines the complex history of the Adirondacks and connection of wealthy robber barons to the eventual preservation of the Adirondack wilderness. It also serves as transect, allowing viewers the opportunity to objectively observe the wilderness and reflect upon it. See more of Rob's work on his website www.roblicht.com.
Recent resident Stacie Smith has her sculpture in a two person exhibit, Faces at the Grants Pass Museum.
During 2013, Jayne Marek chapbook Imposition of Form on the Natural World (Finishing Line Press) was published, plus a book, Company of Women: New and Selected Poems co-written with two other poets, Lylanne Musselman and Mary Sexson ( published by Chatter House Press). She also gave numerous readings in Indianapolis, Toledo, Chicago, Muncie, and Shelbyville (Indiana) and participated in an NEH summer institute in Chicago (“Making Modernism”).
The following links are to a couple of blog posts reporting on a recent demo I did for a Japanese tea ceremony class. I started with a Photo/talk about the history of Raku ceramics and finished by glazing and firing bowls. Each of the bowls I fired had been selected by a student to take home. Have kiln will travel! :^) For more info click here.
And the blog click here. Peace through a bowl of tea,
Richard Brandt was immersed in the firing of an anagama kiln. The anagama kiln is a 2000 year old traditional Japanese style kiln fired only with wood. It must be tended and stoked with wood 24 hours a day for the duration of the firing. As many of you know...they were famous for creating the "wabi" style of tea vessels used in the tea ceremony. Within the kiln are over 300 ceramic objects representing many months of hard work by 12 different local artists. None of us know, or will ever know, exacting what will or did happen in this or any other anagama firing. They are an act of hard work and love with nature...a conversation between clay, humans, trees, fire, air, light, and, in this firing, snow. The kiln we fired at Mount Hood Community College, named "Nanagama", is dear to my heart because I helped to build it in 2001 and I've fired it numerous times. It is one of my favorite kilns because it's small and intimate and capable of producing a wide range of effects.
Bonny Stauffer's solo exhibition Presence, Place and Perception will be at the Chandler Center for the Arts from January 13th to March 11th, 2017. Opening Reception Friday, January 13, 2017 from 6 to 8 P.M. More information
Katheryn Cellerini is featured in the upcoming exhibition Collective Becoming at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago opening December 10th, 2016
Diane Jacobs's artist book Object vs. Object is included in POP-UP NOW II, an international, juried exhibition of handmade pop-up and moveable artists books. Opening reception November 5th - 23 Sandy Gallery
WRITING DOWN THE BAJA & MANUSCRIPT LAB
Dates: February 5-11, 2017
Location: Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico
New This Year: Collaboration with Todos Santos Writers Workshop!
Works by Analee Fuentes will be showcased in the Dia de los Muertos exhibition opening on October 14th, 2016 at the Maude Kerns Art Center www.mkartcenter.org
Kathleen Caprario's exhibition bioDIVERSITY opens October 17th at the Lane Community College gallery, Eugene, OR
Tallmadge Doyle's solo exhibition Flight Patterns at the Davidson Gallery
OCTOBER 4-29, 13 Occidental Avenue South,
Seattle, Washington 98104
Opening Reception, October 6, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Find Diane Jacobs at the 6th Bienniel Codex Book Fair and Symposium in Richmond, CA
Andrew Duclos and Paul Zegers' exhibition "Within Reach" highlights the wonderful scenic beauty available around the Redding area. This show runs through August 20th at the Shasta County Arts Council, Old City Hall.
Duclos will exihibit "Surf & Turf" an exhibition of works at Fisher's Flowers & Fine Art, 638 W. Harrison St., Roseburg, OR from September 12th through Christmas with an opening reception on Friday, September 16th from 5:30 - 7:30
Paul Cantanese Chicago Cultural Center: Exhibition & Residency
On July 8th, 2016 at 5pm, Visible from Space ( 2009–present ) will be launching at the Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery for a three month residency and exhibition. This interdisciplinary artwork erupts from a thought experiment about creating drawings on Earth so large they would be visible from the moon. Please join Paul Cantanese at the exhibition preview, and visit throughout, to view experiments, field tests, blimp flights, lectures, and more!
Also at the Chicago Cultural Center William Fox will be giving a lecture on September 13th from 6:30 - 8pm more information available
Kirk Stoller will have a solo exhibition at the Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco called "Go Ahead and Pass Go" with an opening reception on May 19th from 6-9pm. "Go ahead and Pass Go' will run through June 18th.
Kirk Stoller will also be one of the first artists (along with Vincent Hawking) to open a new project space gallery in Portland, OR called Bed Side Gallery. Bedside Gallery has been founded by Justyn Hegreberg.
Diane Jacobs' installation Homage will have an opening reception at Wieden & Kennedy Thursday May 5, 6 - 9 PM, 224 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209.
Homage will be open through May 26.
Jessie Rose Vala with Ungrund presents their new work Be Nature, an installation that will transform the Hollywood Theatre into a shifting space of light and sound. March 24th, Portland Oregon - Tickets Available
Ungrund is a collective of female artists working within the realm of video. Ungrund includes: Julia Oldham, Nika Kaiser, Suzy Poling, Light Hits, and Jessie Rose Vala. Many of these artists pull inspiration from harsh landscapes such as metamorphic zones of the great basin, or the vastness of outer space. A relationship of the unknown known is culled by interactions each artist constructs with the landscape. The ephemeral quality of video captures psychic communications with their surroundings. This transcoding becomes a way to illuminate our intrinsic interconnectivity to a reality invisible and visible.
Shorecrest High School will host a reception to dedicate and honor Wonder, the public artwork that was installed as part of the Washington Art Commission’s Art in Public Places Program (AIPP).
The event will take place on Thursday, March 24 at 3 p.m. at Shorecrest High School (15343 25th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA).
Artist Suzanne Lee will be present to talk about the process for developing and creating “Wonders,” which hangs above the Shorecrest Commons.
The event is open to the public, but ask that you please RSVP to email@example.com or (206) 393-4412 if you plan to attend.
Suddenly Entire, an exhibit of drawings opening at the Cannon Gallery of Art at Western Oregon University includes work by Robert Tomlinson.
Frances Ashforth has two monotypes included in this international exhibition that will travel from Cork, Ireland in February to Odense, Denmark in June 2016. A member of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT, Frances also had one of her prints chosen for the catalog cover.
Carol Barrett’s poem “Going Out In Style” has been featured this week (February 10, 2016) in the Center for Poetry Newsletter sponsored by the Residential College for Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University.
David Carmack Lewis
at Betty Feves Gallery
Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, Oregon
Opening reception and artist talk: this Thursday, February 11, 4:30-6:30 pm
Exhibit Dates: February 11 through March 10, 2016. Some of the work from this project is featured in the latest volume of Studio Visit Magazine #32
Joan Stuart Ross' upcoming solo exhibition at Ryan James Fine Arts, Kirkland, Washington. The opening reception is Thursday, October 8, 2015, 5-10 PM and the exhibit runs through November 6, 2015.
Clairissa Stephens has new work in Botanica: All Things Plant Life through the September 6th. Lesher Center for the Arts in the Bedford Gallery, near Walnut Creek CA.
Get inside my head! "The Universe of Nina Elder" in THE Magazine, May, 2015.
This July, with continuing support from Polar Lab, Nina Elder will travel to Nome and Wales, Alaska. Wales, and neighboring military base, Tin City, inhabit the farthest western point in the US, situated only 53 miles from Russia across the Bering Strait. She is researching the large Cold War era tropospheric scatter radar communication system known as the White Alice Sites.
Work by Margot Voorhies Thompson at
Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery
Opening May 22, 2015.
David Licata had a piece of short fiction published by Compass Literary Journal.
Here's a link to the story--click here
Renee Couture's exhibit, when they fall, they always make noise, March 30-May 5, 2015 at Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery, Chemeketa Community College
Salem, OR. for more info www.rcoutureart.com
Melanie Bishop is a finalist for .....
CLMP Announces Shortlists for Brand New Firecracker Awards New York, NY, April 3, 2015 — The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, formerly the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), announced the shortlists for the six categories of the Firecracker Awards Thursday.
Kristin Berger has three poems that she wrote at PLAYA in Poecology, an online journal. Read them here
Early Morning Solitude, by Andrew Duclos, was purchased into the permanent collection at Mercy Hospital in Roseburg, OR.
Recent article about Donna Crispin and her work in Cloth, Paper, Scissors.
Author Lizette Wanzer (March-April '14) completed two residencies last year: one at Playa Summer Lake (OR), and the other at the Horned Dorset Colony (NY). On tap for 2015 is Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow (Arkansas), and she has received a generous fellowship to the Virginia Center for Creative Arts for Spring 2015. She was a 2014 San Francisco Foundation Literary Award Nominee. Her essay, "Twisted," was accepted at the upcoming Far West Popular Culture Association Conference (she advanced work on this essay in her favorite spot at Playa--the Commons film room!). She will present the paper in February in Las Vegas. Lizette is a member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto and serves as Parliamentarian for the Bay Area chapter of the National Writers' Union. She will complete both a sudden fiction and an essay collection this year.
DANIEL MAYER TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
6 TO 7 PM - LECTURE
7 TO 8 PM - RECEPTION A special evening with artist Daniel Mayer. Mayer will discuss transitioning his work from small-format artist books to large-scale public art installations.
Daniel Mayer was commissioned to design two glass connector bridge murals and the terrazzo PHX Sky Train platform located at Sky Harbor Airport, Terminal 4 by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program. Spanning five years, both projects involved intense design and thousands of production hours that resulted in these award-winning works of art.
A conversation with Sandra Dal Poggetto and Mark Stevens.In conjunction with Sandra Dal Poggetto’s solo exhibition, Meditations on the Field, which closes September 27, 2014. Mark Stevens is co-author of de Kooning, An American Master, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Conversation with Sandra Dal Poggetto and Mark Stevens Thursday, September 25, 2014
5:00-5:45 pm Masquer Theatre, UM PARTV Center
Closing Reception Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:45 - 7:00 pm
David Licata (spring 2012) published his short story, 12-Bar Blues, in Pilgrimage, the Labor issue (Volume 38, Issue 1). Read more here.
Sandra dal Poggetto's exhibition, Meditations on the Field, is on view at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture at the University of Montana in Missoula through September 2014. In addition, Sandra selected objects from MMAC's Permanent Collection to illustrate philosophical and aesthetic understandings of the human relationship to the natural world. There will be a gallery talk with Sandra on September 11 at 7:00 pm.
Laura Pritchett’s newest novel was released this June. Set in contemporary Colorado, Stars Go Blue is described as “a triumphant novel of the American family, buffered by the workings of a ranch and the music offered by the landscape and animal life upon it. With an unflinching look into the world of Alzheimer’s, both from the point of view of the afflicted and the caregiver, the novel offers a story of remarkable bravery and enduring devotion, proving that the end of life does not mean the end of love.” More at www.laurapritchett.com
Laura Winter's newest chapbook, Now Name Them, was published by Portland press, Bare Bones Books, edited by Paul Schaap.
Rich Bergeman's photography project, High Desert Dreams:The Lost Homesteads of the Fort Rock Basin will be on display in the Flagstaff Gallery of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, September 19-November 30, 2014. The book of photographs can be found by clicking here.
The monotype at left won an award & was also accepted into the New Prints/Winter 2014 IPCNY (International Print Center New York) show. 3 prints from the same series, all relating to my stay at Playa, were recently accepted into the 88th International Print Exhibition at the Print Center in Philadelphia.
My stay at Playa was so enriching. I hope to be able to come back again soon.
Best regards, Frances Ashforth
We were back at Playa last August for a week so I could complete work I started the summer before. The Playa work was an important component of a solo exhibit I had here in Northern California in September of 2013: Water Ways: Objects, images, and evidence of Water and Power in the West , Piante Gallery, Eureka, California. Here is an article that will give you some background about my work and the exhibit: http://www.times-standard.com/art/ci_24030582/work-from-waters-edge. The exhibit invitation postcard shows me collecting dry pieces of Summer Lake. I brought the "puzzle pieces" home, fired them in a kiln, and they became "Dry Lake - prayer rug for climate change". Becky Evans
Dennis Jenkins published a new chapter on the Paisley Caves last fall. "My residency in 2012 definitely contributed to the production of this chapter", (Dennis L. Jenkins, Loren G. Davis, Thomas W. Stafford, Jr., Paula F. Campos, Thomas J. Connolly, Linda S. Cummings, Michael Hofreiter, Bryan Hockett, Katelyn McDonough, Ian Luthe, Patrick W. O,Grady, Karl J. Reinhard, Mark E. Swisher, Frances White, Bonnie Yates, Robert M. Yohe II, Chad Yost, Eske Willerslev)
2013 Geochronology, Archaeological Context, and DNA at the Paisley Caves. In Paleoamerican Odyssey, Kelly E. Graf, Caroline V. Ketron, and Michael R. Waters, eds., pp. 485-510. Center for the Study of First Americans, College Station, Texas.
One of 14 paintings on display from Illusions of Grandeur,
Fishers Flowers and Fine Art, January 27 - March 28, 2014.
Sal Strom was featured in Oregon Art Beat Promo for Portland Film Festival and participated in the Portland International Film Festival 3rd Degree. She also participated in Chehalem Cultural Center –‘Shakey Takey’ Photo series and talk.