MenTOrs AbrA Ancliffe and interior design. His work, in a diverse employment Pacific Northwest College of Art of media, has been exhibited throughout the United Foundations States and has received several awards of recognition, Abra Ancliffe is an artist working primarily in printmaking including the 2001 Virginia Museum Professional Fellow- and drawing. She is interested in translations of transla- ship. Burkheimer’s work has most recently been shown tions, possible tunnels, language shaped by architec- at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland for the ture and how many spaces make up a novel. She is exhibition “Call + Response.” currently working on an American to Icelandic dictionary and discovering the history of a lost elementary school rOse bOnD in Albuquerque. Ancliffe will be traveling to Iceland soon Pacific Northwest College of Art to help set up a letterpress studio and to catalogue the Installation Artist & Animator communications between deceased telegraphers. She Canadian born media artist Rose Bond has been teaches in the Foundation Department and Continuing honored with numerous awards and fellowships from Education Program at PNCA. such prestigious agencies as the American Film Insti- tute, The Princess Grace Foundation, and the National chris bAskin Endowments for the Arts. She has created large-scale, Artist site-specific installations for a number of locations, Ceramics including Gates of Light sponsored by Bloomberg at Chris Baskin received a Batchelor of Arts in French the landmarks Eldridge Street Synagogue in New York’s and Art from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Lower East Side. Her 2-D composite animation, Memoria Tennessee, a Master of Divinity degree in World Religion Mortalis, was screened in competition at Sundance 2001 from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and a and toured nationally with the Ann Arbor Experimental Master of Fine Arts from The New York State College of Film Winners. Bond’s hand-drawn (direct animation) Ceramics at Alfred in 1995. films are held in the Film Collection of the Museum of Modern Art. She is currently serving as an artistic advi- He has taught ceramics at various Colleges and Uni- sor for the first international call for animated installations versities including Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff as a part of the inaugural Platform International Anima- and The University of Louisville, in Kentucky. He is tion Festival. Bond received her BA from Portland State currently working as a studio potter and educator in University and her MFA from School of the Art Institute Portland. of Chicago. She is an assistant Professor in Foundation and intermedia. Chris was awarded an artist residency artist at the Ar- chie Bray Foundation and helped to begin resident artist chArissA brOck programs at both The Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in New York Artist and the Cub Creek Foundation in Virginia. Bamboo / Sculpture Charissa Brock has worked with bamboo since 1999, Mr. Baskin leads workshops on kiln building, glazing when she discovered it while hunting for tree bark. Her and decorating for atmospheric firing processes. As bamboo, stone, and glass sculptures are created in her a studio potter, Chris works with utilitarian and related studio in Portland, Oregon. Her work is included in the forms. Various clays, slips and glazes are employed to Arizona State University Museum Collection and can create material objects for use in everyday life. currently be seen at Cervini Haas Gallery, Snyderman/ The Works, and The Gallery at the Museum of Contem- kArl bUrkheiMer porary Crafts. Since 1987 she has taught bamboo, Oregon College of Art and Craft glass, and mixed media to all age groups in the US and Wood abroad. She is featured in an article in the April 2008 Karl Burkheimer is the head of the wood department at issue of American Style Magazine. Oregon College of Art & Craft. He earned an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelors In regards to her practice, she states, “My work stems in Environmental Design in Architecture from North from an interest in the complex structure of bamboo Carolina State University at Raleigh, NC. Burkheimer has and its unlimited potential as an art material. Bamboo is taught courses covering conceptualization, wood work- a remarkably versatile material. It can be cut, layered, ing techniques, furniture design, foundry techniques, glued, and sanded like wood, or it can be split, bent, and woven, incorporating basketry techniques. Bam- the campus of a home for street kids in Sao Paulo, Bra- boo’s repetition of nodes, its hollow structure, and its zil, to signage and graphics for the Salt Lake City Winter flexibility create a challenge and versatility I enjoy work- Olympics, along with theater posters for the Fiddler on ing and it grows in a way that makes it easy to gather the Roof and portraits of Green Day for the Grammy without worry about harming the plant.” Awards. French’s clients are among the top institutions, magazines and publishers throughout North America kATe cOPelAnD and Europe. He has received a Gold Medal from the So- Pacific Northwest College of Art ciety of Illustrators, New York and a Bronze Medal from Printmaking / Photography the Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles, along with nu- Kate Copeland holds an MFA from the Rhode Island merous awards of excellence from premier juried shows School of Design and a BA from Macalester College. in the United States. Several publications have profiled Her work involves letterpress and 19th century photo- Martin’s work including: Communication Arts (2003), graphic processes, and can be seen at www.katecope- Illustrator Illuminated (2003) and Step by Step Magazine land.com. She currently teaches at the Pacific Northwest (2000). French has lectured at colleges and universities College of Art, Portland Community College, and nationwide and is currently an Assistant Professor and Portland State University Chair of the Illustration Department at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. bill DieTer Terrazign, Inc WilliAM friTTs President and Principal Designer intelligent design and SOLIDCORE Terrazign Inc is an industry recognized leader the de- Founder sign of soft goods. After graduation from the Rhode Is- William Fritts is founder of Portland, Oregon based land School of Design with a BFA in Industrial Design in intelligent design and SOLIDCORE, both businesses 1989, Bill, Terrazign’s president and principal designer, focused on modern design and earth responsible worked as a designer in Nike’s Advanced Engineering practices. His most recent design contribution is through Group on both footwear and apparel for five years. He OPENmotion, a kid focused play environment and activ- started Terrazign, Inc. in 1994, specializing in collapsible ity initiative. structures, the non-conventional application of fabrics, and mixed-use of soft and hard goods. Products Prior to starting his own design businesses in 2001 he include semi-rigid backpacks, hydrationsystems, dis- worked for architecture firms Ferraro Choi and GBD, posables for bio-technology, transportation enclosures, Herman Miller and Haworth furniture companies and and event environments. Clients include Nike, Segway, several design oriented start-ups. NASA,Gerber Blades, Malden Mills, and Ziba Design. In 2005 Susanna Hohmann joined Terrazign as a junior William travels internationally for projects and to speak designer. She has a Master degree in Architecture from on Green Design to educational institutions, corpora- Rice University and an intrest in working with wool felt. tions and conferences. In addition to Terrazign, Bill transformed an old ware- William earned his BFA with focus on interior architec- house in Portland’s industrial district into an environment ture from The University of Massachusetts, studied for where small design-centric companies can collaborate his Masters of Architecture at The University of Hawaii while running independent businesses. Within this com- and completed his MBA at The University of Oregon. munity, Terrazign’s studio encompasses a 10,000 square foot shop used exclusively for building prototypes. The William serves the design community as a Board shop is an integral part of Bill’s “hands-on” aproach to Member of the Architecture and Design Museum of Los the design and development of new products. Angeles. MArTin french eMily GinsbUrG Pacific Northwest College of Art Pacific Northwest College of Art Illustration Intermedia Martin French lives and works in Oregon, splitting time Emily Ginsburg was born in New York, NY. She received between Portland and the high desert plateau of the her BA in Art History from Trinity College in Hartford, CT Cascade Mountains. A native of California, French in 1986 an MFA in Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy graduated from the Art Center College of Design in of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI in 1991. Her work explores Pasadena and has been illustrating full-time since 1996. the relationship between physical, spoken and written His diverse body of work ranges from outdoor murals on evidence of behavioral patterns in the context of the ev- eryday. She utilizes a broad range of media from work lives and practices her art. She is represented by Derek on paper to objects, multiples, installations and interac- Eller and Small A Projects. Since 2005, Hutchins has tive pieces involving video and sound. Recently, she been utilizing ceramics in her practice. completed a public art project in Seattle for Seattle City Light, received a travel grant to London, was awarded frAnk irby a full fellowship for an artist in residency at Vermont Pacific Northwest College of Art Studio Center, completed a new public art commission Sculpture / Ceramics for the city of Portland, exhibits nationally and interna- Although born in Arkansas, Frank Irby spent much of his tionally and has been reviewed in publications such as youth as an “army brat” living in the Southern states and Art Papers and ArtUS. Ginsburg is currently an Associ- Okinawa with his family. After a stint as a business major, ate Professor and Chair of the Intermedia Department, he followed his heart and completed the Master of Fine as well as an MFA in Visual Studies faculty member, at Arts degree in Ceramics at the New York State College Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. of Ceramics at Alfred University. For the past 25 years, he has invested his energy in teaching and mentoring Phil hArris students in a range of three-dimensional courses in Oregon College of Art and Craft the Sculpture Department at Pacific Northwest College General Studies of Art. Irby also serves as the Department Chair for Phil Harris, general studies department head at OCAC, Sculpture at PNCA. After a severe accident with a table received his MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester saw, his medium gradually shifted from clay to wood Institute of Technology. He has been a working photogra- exclusively - a means to confront the injury. A sense pher for over 25 years and his work is held in many public of playfulness is often evident in his work, whether the and private collections in the United States and Europe. focus is formalist or anthropomorphic. Equally atypical is the choice of materials; often Irby begins with a scrap sUssAnA hOhMAnn bin fragment or a thrift store cast off. Irby is an Associate Terrazign Inc. Professor in the Foundation and Sculpture Departments. Designer / artist Susanna works with non-conventional applications of JeAnine JAblOnski fabrics in the design and prototyping of soft goods that Fourteen30 Contemporary incorporate hard components at Terrazign Inc., an in- Owner and Director / Visual Artist dustrial design firm in Portland. She has an undergradu- Jeanine Jablonski is the Owner & Director of Fourteen30 ate degree in biology, a Masters in architecture, and a Contemporary, a commercial gallery in Portland, Oregon keen interest in textiles, particularly wool felt. Her grad focused on emerging and new generation artists nation- school thesis involved taking felting classes in Mongolia ally and abroad. Jablonski received her MFA from Mem- and proposed felt as a viable contemporary cladding for phis College of Art and her BFA from Oregon College of both the human body and architectural interior spaces. Art and Craft. Over the last five years she has collaborated with Houminn Practice on a modular structural wall system Prior to opening Fourteen30 Contemporary in the fall of for which she designed and produced the felt interior 2008, Jablonski held the position of Assistant Director cladding. She also collaborates with Kari Merkl, another of Exhibitions & Media at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in local Portland designer. Together they have designed Portland. In July of this year, Jablonski launched A Port- and built furniture pieces and, for Relish Design Store land Conversation in Culture with designer Scott in Portland, a series of molded felt panels. In her studio Ponik. She has worked with several arts non-profits, as a she currently experiments with fabric dying techniques. Board Member of the Portland Art Center (Portland, OR); Curator and Gallery Coordinator for Delta Axis (Mem- JessicA JAcksOn hUTchins phis, TN); and Board Member and Project Manager for Artist Lantana Projects (Memphis, TN). She has taught most Sculpture / Ceramics / Video / Drawing & Painting recently at the Memphis College of Art and University of Jessica Jackson Hutchings received a BA in Art History Memphis, and exhibited her own work nationally. from Oberlin College and an MFA in Drawing and Paint- ing from the School of the Art Institute Chicago in 1999. Jeff JAhn She has worked in a variety of media, including, but not POrT limited to video, sculpture, painting and drawing. After Publisher / Curator finishing her MFA, she spent several years in New York Jeff Jahn is a polymath curator, critic, publisher, compos- where she worked for the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space er and artist based in Portland, OR. An active participant Program. In 2005, she moved to Portland where she still in many of the dramatic changes in Portland’s cultural scene, Jahn has been published in Art in America, Mod- create mass and void, usually a complex composition ern Painters, Art Critical, NY Arts Magazine and Diesel of molded forms, and often surface treated with matt among others. In 2005 he co-launched the noted and glazes in either white or black. innovative art macro-blog PORT (www.portlandart.net). Whitney Lowe started his design career in New York JiseOn lee isbArA but he has worked extensively in Amsterdam, Tokyo Oregon College of Art and Craft and Hong Kong. In 1997 he was recruited as a creative Fibers director by the advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy, Jiseon Lee Isbara is an artist and educator and runs the and was responsible for such noted campaigns as Fibers Dept. at Oregon College of Art and Craft. She Windows 98, the Microsoft Image Campaign 99, Diet earned BFA and MFA from Ewha Woman’s University, Coke and most recently Starbucks. Prior to this he was Korea and MFA from Colorado State University, USA. one of the founding principles of ReVerb, a Los Angeles Jiseon’s current body of work is personal observation based graphic design studio that was awarded the and artistic interpretation of her life as an artist, teacher, “Chrysler Award for Design Innovation” in 1994. His wife, mother and immigrant. The recent exhibitions in- work has been recognized by numerous design publica- clude group shows; Fantastic Fibers at Yeiser Art Center tions and exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of in Paducah, KY, “Call+ Response” at the Museum of Modern Art. His intense interest and cultivated eclectic Contemporary Craft and a solo show “Accumulated” at taste in music led him to become the music editor for the Nine Gallery in Portland, OR. cultural magazine “Now Time”. In 1994 he co-designed the Book “Morphosis, Building and Projects” that was linDA klieWer awarded the A.I.A. book of the year. Lastly, he likes to Pacific Northwest College of Art mention that he’s been on the cover of every issue of Intermedia the publication “Art in America” since July 1985 having Linda Kliewer is Senior/Thesis Chair and Assistant Pro- “hand-drawn” the magazine masthead. fessor in the Intermedia Department at Pacific Northwest College of Art and at Mount Hood Community College. brenDA MAllOry Her passions are social documentary and teaching. Artist Kliewer’s artwork is primarily self-portraiture and social Mixed-Media / Sculpture / Performance comment. Her video art has been screened in the Port- Brenda Mallory is a multidisciplinary artist working land Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, the with installation, sculpture and performance. Mallory Northwest Film and Video Festival and in New York and received a BA in Linguistics from UCLA and a BFA in Europe. Her photos, included in the Visual Chronicle of General Fine Arts from the Pacific Northwest College Portland and in It’s Us: A Celebration of Who We Are of Art. She has received grants from the Oregon Arts in America Today (Time Warner Inc., traveling exhibit Commission, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and the for the American Library Association (1996) have been Foundation for Contemporary Art in New York and has published nationally and internationally. Kliewer was the been an artist in resident at PNCA. Mallory explores first female TV news photographer in Virginia (1977), duplication and repetition in mixed media sculpture and and the Regional Producer and Chief Cinematographer installations. She draws inspiration from natural forms for the feature-length documentary Ballot Measure 9 as well as microscopic images from scientific textbooks (1992). This documentary won the Audience Award at and publications. the Sundance Film Festival (1999). Kliewer received her BFA from the University of Virginia. ANNE MARIE OLIVER Pacific Northwest College of Art WhiTney lOWe Cultural Theorist Artist Anne Marie Oliver is a cultural theorist, photographer, Ceramics / Sculpture / Architecture and documentarian. She is Assistant Professor of Whitney Lowe’s approach to clay and the sculptural re- Intermedia and Contemporary Theory at PNCA and sults is related to his 2-decade long career as an archi- Research Scholar in Global and International Studies at tect and graphic designer. His current ceramic work - as the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current with all his 2/3-D design work - is spatially intricate with work focuses on contemporary conceptions of visuality an emphasis on the sharpness of edge to create line. To and visibility as they relate to the experience of time, the him, utilizing the knife to cut and model the clay is seen logic of materiality, and the disappearing medium. as analogous to the grid in a layout to create hierarchy, order, motion, balance/imbalance. His approach to clay She studied at Emory, Yale, the Hebrew University of is very much like his typography and font designs, to Jerusalem, and the Europäische Universität für Inter- disziplinäre Studien/EGS, and attended the School of Jenene nAGy Criticism and Theory at Northwestern. Before coming Artist to PNCA, she taught at MIT, Georgia Tech, and the Painting / Sculpture / Installation Hebrew University of Jerusalem and for many years was Jenene Nagy is a visual artist living and working in Port- a research scholar and consultant at Harvard. Her work land, Oregon. Blurring the boundaries of painting, sculp- has appeared in Critical Inquiry, Partisan Review, The In- ture and installation, Nagy’s work aims to simultaneously ternational Journal of Comparative Sociology, and Public reference where we are and where we wish we could Culture, the Bulletin of the Center for Transnational be. She received her BFA from the University of Arizona Cultural Studies, the University Museum, the University in 1998 and her MFA from the University of Oregon in of Pennsylvania, as well as Salon, The New Republic, 2004. Her work has been exhibited at numerous venues and Le Monde diplomatique. She has given talks at including: arthouse in Austin, Texas, The Brewery Proj- Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, the University of ect in Los Angeles, The Drawing Center in New York, Chicago, UCLA, UCSB, the San Francisco Psycho- Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon and Dinnerware analytic Institute, the LA Public Library, the Annenberg Artspace in Tucson, Arizona. Upcoming venues include School for Communication at USC, the University of the the Art Gym at Marylhurst University and the Archer Arts London, and the Carnegie Council on Ethics and Gallery at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. Lisa International Affairs; and has appeared as a discus- Radon of Ultra has called Nagy, “a force to be reckoned sant on CNN, C-SPAN, National Public Radio, the BBC, with on all fronts.” Nagy’s work has also been reviewed MSNBC, Air America, and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. by Jeff Jahn of PORT and John Motley of the Portland Most recently, she was interviewed for the NPR series Mercury. Along with a rigorous studio practice, Nagy “The Really Big Questions.” is also the Director and Co-Curator of Tilt Gallery and Project Space, a venue for experimental work. In addition to her academic work, Oliver has worked on a number of architectural and urban planning initiatives. rOnnA neUenschWAnDer She co-founded the PNHZ Project, a plan for architec- Artist tural and cultural preservation and alternative tourism Sculpture in the West Bank, including the establishment of artisan Ronna Neuenschwander has been creating her figura- centers, under the auspices of Harvard’s Kennedy tive mixed media sculpture and exhibiting nationally School of Government, and has served for many years since 1978. Her work can be found in private and public as a researcher for ARC, an award-winning design and collections, including the Mint Museum of Craft & Design urban planning firm devoted to sustainability and urban and Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. Her travels in West renewal. She is currently working on concepts for a Africa and her relationships there have inspired her work Worldwide Guild. since 1983, the same year she received an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship. Ronna is also the recipient of kAri Merkl a Western States Arts Foundation Fellowship and is the Merkled Studio 1994 Bonnie Bronson Fellow. In 2004, Neuenschwander Founder and husband Baba Wague Diakite started the non-profit Merkled Studio is a Portland based design studio focus- Ko-Falen Cultural Center in Bamako, Mali, which brings ing on creating custom furniture, small-run products, and people from the US into direct dialogue with Malian art- interiors for residential and commercial spaces. Merkled ists thru art workshops, music and daily living. Neuen- Studio specializes in the design and fabrication of metal, schwander shares her artistic time between Portland, wood, textiles, felt and leather. Kari Merkl has been OR and Bamako, Mali. designing and creating objects of function in Portland, Oregon for the past 8 years and has 12 years experience DAynA PinkhAM in the design field. Prior to her move to the northwest Pinkham Millinery from Colorado, Kari received a Bachelor of Environmen- Owner tal Design from the University of Colorado’s Architecture Dayna Pinkham began her millinery career in Seattle, program. This eventually led her to the world of industrial where she apprenticed to the late John Eaton, venerable design. Her background in spatial aesthetic has informed milliner and fashion designer. During four years her sense of conceptual design and hands-on fabrication. with Eaton, she learned the time-honored methods of Kari’s work reflects her own appreciation for mechan- design conception; steaming and shaping felt, straw, ics and craft. Merkled’s work has been shown in galler- and buckram over wood blocks; and finishing with fine ies and retail stores around the world including the NY hand stitching. In the following years, Pinkham im- MOMA Design Store. Merkled’s work has been published mersed herself in perfecting her craft, studying historic in numerous magazines and design books. millinery, and honing her signature style which mixes the elegance of eras past with clean, modern lines. sity of Dayton, is certified with the American Counsel of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Academy Already renowned as one of the West Coast’s top mil- of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Health and Fitness liners, Dayna Pinkham’s growing national and interna- Instructor. tional clientele includes rock stars, actors, and a U.S. ambassador. Nike recently commissioned custom bArry sAnDers designed hats from Pinkham Millinery as a congratula- Author tory gift for tennis greats Maria Sharapova and Serena Barry Sanders is the of author fourteen books, and has Williams. Pinkham’s custom wedding hats have graced been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes; once for his ceremonies across the nation and throughout Europe, book “A is for Ox: Violence, Electronic Media, and the and her lofty chapeaus have made appearances at Silencing of the Written Word” and again for “Alienable Great Britain’s Royal Ascot and Newmarket horse races, Rights: The Exclusion of African Americans in a White and in the States at the Baltimore Preakness and Ken- Man’s Land, 1619-2000.” He was professor of History tucky Derby. of Ideas and English at Pitzer College. He is currently writer-in-residence at PNCA and is working on a new Dayna Pinkham designs and constructs her exceptional book about the death of metaphor. hats in her downtown Portland, Oregon design studio/ boutique. The shop is a unique fixture within Portland, heiDi schWeGler as it is the only operating millinery in the city. Her hats Oregon College of Art and Craft are frequently featured at fashion shows, fundraising Metals auctions, and benefit events. She gives lecture demon- Heidi Schwegler explores a wide range of materials in strations on millinery techniques and history to various the service of very depressing subject matter. Schwegler institutions including grammar schools, colleges constructs artifacts and objects from resin, metal, wood, and historical societies. In September 2006, Dayna wax, found objects and digital media. She has partici- put on her first solo fashion show, ‘A Passage of Hats’, pated in numerous group shows, including exhibitions at which took place on the Portland Streetcar as it moved the Tacoma Art Museum (Washington State), Scope Art throughout downtown picking up models at each stop. 2004 (New York) and forthcoming exhibitions at the Mu- Currently, Dayna is busy creating her own, original hat seum of Contemporary Craft, (Oregon), and the Hallie blocks with the aid of her new-found block makers, Ford Museum (Oregon). Schwegler is a recent recipient and is excited about the future, hoping to both explore of a RACC Individual Project Grant for the performance environmental concerns and contribute to pushing the and installation ‘Utopia Sighs’ (Portland, Oregon). She industry out of the past and into the future. has lectured on her work and contemporary art and design at institutions such as Kendall College of Art MIChELLE RICkER, RD and Design (Michigan), University of Washington and New and You Kent State University (Ohio). Reviews of Schwegler’s President work have been published in ArtNews, Metalsmith, and Michelle is a visionary in the realm of exercise and nutri- American Craft. She earned her MFA from the University tion. As a Registered Dietitian she has dedicated two of Oregon and is presently Associate Professor of Metals decades to improving health. First through clinical man- at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. agement in kidney dialysis, then leading development of bodybuggTM, an energy expenditure technology JOsh sMiTh with a nutrition/exercise web application and realizing Artist that prevention is stronger than cure she co-founded Wood / Furniture OPENmotion, an initiative to create ‘green’ play environ- Josh Smith is a visual artist and furniture maker living ments for kids focused on increasing physical activity. and working in Portland, Oregon. Locally, Smith’s work She currently runs New and You, a consulting firm com- has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary mitted to ending childhood obesity by creating message Craft, the Pacific NW College of Art’s Manuel Izquierdo driven change in nutrition utilizing technology to drive gallery and Worksound. Currently he is working as a outcomes. design/builder making custom furniture and is an artist in residence at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He Michelle regularly lectures and educates both nation- is one half of the curatorial team Tilt Export:. His work ally and internationally on her passion: most recently in can be seen online at www.jjfab.com Israel, Portland, OR and Los Angeles. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science from the Univer- bArb TeTenbAUM development projects side by side with his own creative Oregon College of Art and Craft passions. Book Arts Barb Tetenbaum, book arts department head at OCAC, JP, born and raised in Portland, earned a BFA in is the founder of Triangular Press, her artist book imprint. Sculpture from Pacific Northwest College of Art, where Her books are exhibited and collected in the United he previously taught sculptural welding. He is driven States and abroad. Recent awards include a 2003-04 by a desire to combine craftsmanship with functional- Fulbright Lecture award to teach in the Czech Republic, ity and good design. JP’s ambition and experience in a 2005 Oregon Arts Fellowship and 2005 RACC Project all aspects of construction enable him to keep projects Grant. She earned her MFA from School of the Art Insti- moving forward despite unexpected challenges and tute of Chicago. budget constraints. sTOrM ThArP Started in 1995 by Jean Pierre Veillet, Siteworks Design Artist Build has grown from a small, residential remodel and Drawing / Painting / Sculpture carpentry company to a general contractor specializing Storm Tharp was raised in the rural town of Ontario, in commercial and residential design/build/development Oregon where his creative life began in calligraphy and projects. Strong relationships with our core group of tal- ceramics. He attended Cornell University in 1988 and ented sub-contractors enable efficient project and trade received a BFA from the College of Architecture, Art and coordination. Siteworks strives to incorporate environ- Urban Planning. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 1992. mentally responsible construction materials and pro- His work is categorically interdisciplinary - although cesses, while maintaining budget and project timelines. recently, his output has been primarily large-scale works Siteworks’ design process respects clients’ needs while on paper. These works, which are mainly figurative, paying close attention to details and constructability, fine encompass many narrative and historical references - craftsmanship and successful planning. balancing the sublime and desperate postures of human theatrics. Tharp has also worked extensively in the Siteworks is dedicated to building projects that success- design field in commercial and creative endeavors. Solo fully combine good design and quality craftsmanship exhibits include Galerie Bertand et Gruner in Geneva, with sound construction practices. Our goal is to provide Switzerland and PDX Contemporary Art in Portland, outstanding work that incorporates sustainability, good Oregon. design, and creativity. Each project expresses the unique characteristics of our clients. JEAN PIERRE VEILLET bill Will Siteworks Design Build Oregon College of Art and Craft Founder and President General Studies / Foundations Jean Pierre Veillet is a Portland-based artist, designer, Bill Will, general studies and foundations faculty member and builder. Trained as a sculptor, Veillet takes a at OCAC, is a sculptor and installation artist who has spatially informed, socially conscious, and aestheti- also completed numerous public artworks. In 2005, Will cally thoughtful approach to projects from tiny retail completed a large sculpture for Mary Bridge Children’s renovations to ground-up eco-developments. With Hospital in Tacoma, WA and is currently working on his firm, Siteworks, Veillet has taken his background a commissions in Seattle and Phoenix. The Art Gym in site-specific art and mixed it with a serious shot of and Marylhurst University recently presented a mid- writing, poetry, and experience to produce spaces that career retrospective of his work, Bill Will: Prototypes, communicate with people through objects, design, and 1980-2005. He received his BA from Washington State elegance. Veillet is intrigued by the intimacy that can be University. created between people and their environments, and by the possibilities of social engineering on a much larger nAMiTA WiGGers scale. As a developer, Veillet is working on Ecoflats, a Museum of Contemporary Craft green project that incorporates environmentally sensitive Curator elements from a standard curbside recycling program to Namita Gupta Wiggers is curator at the Museum of a reward-based integration of the building’s social scene Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific North- with its energy credits. He has completed warm interiors west College of Art, Portland, OR, where she directs the for restaurants like Genoa, historically referential interiors exhibition, collection and public programming. Recent for Pearl District clothing stores like Lizard Lounge, and exhibition projects include Land Art: David Shaner, The dramatic exterior renovations for buildings like northeast Academy is Full of Craft, and Call + Response. Wiggers hotspot Yakuza, and is currently pushing Sitework’s authored Ken Shores: Clay Has the Last Word, co- authored Unpacking the Collection: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Craft, and edited How Envy Killed the Crafts Movement: An Autopsy in Two Parts by Garth Clark. She has published essays and reviews in Metalsmith, Artlies, and The Journal of Museum Edu- cation, and for publications by the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University. She has served on panels for the Pew Charitable Trust (2007, 2009, 2010), Bush Foundation (2008), and lectured at several colleges and universi- ties across the country. Her curatorial practice focuses on the exhibition as a site and space for inquiry; she considers how craft and design function as subjects by combining experience and training as an art historian, museum educator, ethnographer, teacher and studio artist. linDA WysOnG Pacific Northwest College of Art Sculpture / Art Theory / Professional Practices Standing at the intersection of community, urban design and the environment, Linda Wysong creates opportuni- ties to “re-see” the everyday world. Her practice is not centered in object making but utilizes place, space and experience. The work addresses the cycle of building and demolition, waste, water, communications, transpor- tation and land use, examining each of these systems in relationship to human history and the natural world. Wy- song’s work has been shown both nationally and interna- tionally, in New York (Exit Art), San Francisco (Southern Exposure), Washington DC (National Building Museum), Rotterdam (Kunst en Complex), and throughout the Pacific Northwest – Seattle, Portland, Corvallis, Salem, and Eugene. Educated at the University of Maryland, she has been living and working in Portland for over 20 years. Regional venues include Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, Portland Museum of Art, the Northwest Artists Workshop and the Center on Contemporary Art (COCA). Participating in the civic dialogue, Wysong has contributed to numerous design and planning teams. She also has public art installations in the Northgate district of Seattle, and Interstate MAX and the Springwater Trail in Portland. She is currently working on the Holman Building Plaza and the Old Town Station on the Portland Mall. Wysong received her BA and MA in Art History from the University of Maryland. Wysong has been at PNCA since 1990 and has taught Sculpture, Art Theory, Professional Practices, and Art Since 1945.