Chris Taylor Podcast
If you missed Chris Taylor’s compelling lecture about Land Art in the American West, listen to the audio of the lecture.
Chris Taylor is an architect, educator, and director of Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University. His lecture, “Testing Perceptual Thresholds with Land Arts of the American West” presented the embodied knowledge created by the immersive field program that brings students across the American southwest each fall. Students camped for two months and traveled six thousand miles overland, while making no-trace work and exploring the natural and human forces that shape contemporary landscapes—forces that range from geology and weather, to cigarette butts and hydroelectric dams.
Go the the Untitled page, listen to the audio, and see the photos of the lecture.
— Posted on 03/27 at 05:34 PM
Become a Member
Join today and become an integral part of the Museum’s community. Visit the Museum to view our newest exhibition, Generations: Betty Feves, and celebrate the culmination of the 75th Anniversary year with special lectures and programs.
Make your membership support go even further and help us meet a special fundraising challenge from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. When you join as a new member or renew at an increased level of support the Miller Foundation will match your gift!
Get first hand access to exhibitions featuring international artists and local favorites. Expand your understanding and knowledge with artists talks and CraftPerspectives lectures. Your membership dollars make our exhibitions and public programs possible.
Join online, in person, or over the phone. Contact Melinda Stoops at 503.821.8887 or email members@MuseumofContemporaryCraft.org to learn more.
— Posted on 03/26 at 03:01 PM
Betty Feves Publication
Generations: Betty Feves is a publication that contextualizes the functional and sculptural ceramic pieces of Betty Feves within the greater arc of her work in her community as a mentor, music educator, and advocate for higher education. The book explores her commitment to place expressed in forms inspired by the land and created with locally-sourced materials via a continuing process of relentless experimentation, and situates an under-recognized regional artist within the overlapping arenas of Modernism, the American Craft Movement, and a practice deeply grounded in the Pacific Northwest.
192 pages, full color. Foreword by Tom Manley, President, Pacific Northwest College of Art. Contributions by Namita Gupta Wiggers (editor), Damara Bartlett, Daniel Duford, Jenni Sorkin, and Linda Sussman. Includes selected transcripts and texts by Betty Feves, Bob Lanman, and James Lavadour from the Museum of Contemporary Craft Archives and the Feves Family Archives and Website.
Available April 2012 in The Gallery.
Preorder (until April 1): $35 After April 1: $40
— Posted on 03/26 at 12:54 PM
ADX: FIELD TRIP in The Lab
ADX: FIELD TRIP is currently exhibiting in The Lab. ADX, Portland’s “Community of Thinkers and Makers,” creates a dynamic program featuring local working artists, designers and craftsmen in The Lab at Museum of Contemporary Craft.
Here is a weekly schedule of the various events including artist demonstrations and more.
Lunchtime Talks and Demos
Tuesdays at Noon
First Thursday April 5th
5-8pm in The Lab
Bridgetown Forge Demo; Thoughtshop with Moonwoods; Live Music with Kivett Bednar
3/20-3/24 Keegan/Meegan + ADX
3/20 Lunch at noon Keegan/Meegan lino cut demo and show and tell
3/27-3/31 100th Monkey Studio + Dunderdon
3/27 Lunch at noon demo with 100th Monkey Studio
4/3-4/7 Em Space + Wind and Oar Boat School
4/3 Lunch at noon
4/10-4/14 Destination DIY + Jolby
4/10 Lunch at noon painting with Jolby
4/17-4/21 Hand Eye Supply + Laurence Sarrazin
4/17 Lunch at noon Hand Eye Supply
— Posted on 03/23 at 06:48 PM
CraftPerspective Lecture: Jenni Sorkin
In her work, Dr. Sorkin examines the confluence of gender and material culture within modern and contemporary art history, theory and criticism. She is currently completing a book manuscript, Live Form: Craft as Participation, which examines the legacy of Black Mountain College, craft pedagogy, and the history of ceramics from 1952 to 1975. Her writing has appeared in the New Art Examiner, Art Journal, Art Monthly, NU: The Nordic Art Review, Frieze, The Journal of Modern Craft, Modern Painters, and Third Text. She has written numerous catalog essays on feminist art and material culture topics and has lectured at Cal Arts, Cornell University, Dia Beacon, Ohio University, the School of Visual Arts, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, the Textile Museum of Canada, and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. In 2010, Dr. Sorkin co-organized “Blind Spots/Puntos Ciegos: Feminisms, Cinema, and Performance,” for the eighth edition of SITAC (the International Symposium of Contemporary Art Theory), held in Mexico City. She has been awarded fellowships from the ACLS/Luce Foundation and the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Sorkin is the recipient of the 2004 Art Journal Award, given by the College Art Association.
— Posted on 03/14 at 08:49 AM
Betty Feves Exhibition Featured on OPB
The upcoming Betty Feves retrospective was featured on Monday’s edition of Oregon Public Broadcasting news.
In a web article titled “Pendleton Artist Subject of Retrospective,” April Baer of OPB followed the Museum’s staff as they traveled to Pendleton to visit the private home of Feves and get a first-hand look into the work of a woman with a modernist approach to northwest ceramics. Baer wrote “The staff of the Museum of Contemporary Craft is having Christmas in March this year. They’re unpacking the life’s work of the late Betty Feves, a sculptor who worked on the vanguard of clay construction in the late 20th Century. She’s the subject of a 40-year career retrospective in an exhibition that opens this Thursday.”
Read the article to get a first hand look into the unpacking of Feves work, and listen to the podcast that was featured on the radio.
— Posted on 03/12 at 07:26 PM
Deniz Conger named in “Forty Under 40”
A person integral to the growth and development of PNCA’s strategic planning recently received some notable Portland attention. Deniz Conger, Senior Director of Philanthropy for Pacific Northwest College of Art and Museum of Contemporary Craft was named Honorable Mention in Portland Business Journal’s 2012 edition of their “Forty under 40“. Conger made the cut of the top 150 business and non-profit employees out of 1000 people nominated. PNCA is proud to highlight the efforts of one of its hard working employees.
— Posted on 03/12 at 06:17 PM
Think Out Loud: Betty Feves
In anticipation of the exhibition Generations: Betty Feves opening March 15, OPB’s Think Out Loud talked with Museum of Contemporary Craft Curator Namita Gupta Wiggers as she was at the Feves home in Pendleton, Oregon selecting and preparing objects to be shipped to the Museum for the exhibition. You can hear a podcast on the Think Out Loud website of Wiggers talking with Think Out Loud’s Dave Miller about Feves’ importance to craft and to the region as a mentor, educator, and activist on behalf of the arts.
— Posted on 03/05 at 02:58 PM