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Art department faculty win grants from Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation

Three Department of Art faculty members are among 44 Oregon artists awarded 2017 Career Opportunity Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation, and The Oregon Community Foundation. Charlene Liu, Jack Ryan, and Rick Silva will use the funds for installations and travel expenses

image capture from Rick Silva’s Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future


Provost announces approval of new College of Design

We are excited to share the news that the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts' proposal to become the College of Design has been approved following review by the Office of the Provost and the University Senate. The renaming will take effect on July 1, 2017.

College of Design


Gift to provide seed money for art research center at UO

A generous gift from Robert Gamblin, BS ’70, will provide seed funding for an art research center to “spark energy and interest and excitement” in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. Gamblin, who serves on A&AA’s Dean’s Advancement Council, and his wife, Catherine, decided on the gift after lengthy discussions with the School.

Robert Gamblin


UO ceramics making its mark this month

Since the 1990s, students and faculty in the University of Oregon ceramics program have practiced repurposing used clay and glaze materials to create tiles, rather than mopping the waste down the drain, the de facto method for most ceramics studios. UO ceramics professor Brian Gillis will demonstrate the sophisticated process later this month at the annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference in Portland.



Student-run HOPES conference to bring ecological designers, scholars, writers

The Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference, an annual gathering hosted each spring term by the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is one of the only student-run sustainability conferences in the United States.

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Of peep shows, magic lanterns and broken smartphone screens

Professionally, Erkki Huhtamo collects peep show boxes. Personally, he grows his own coffee. Academically, he teaches design and media at UCLA. His presentation at UO on February 27 will explore ‘media archaeology,’ a nascent research field that explores artifacts such as broken smartphone screens, among other ‘forgotten, neglected, and suppressed media-cultural phenomena.’ He speaks at 6 pm in Lawrence 177, with a reception at 5:30 pm.

Erkki Huhtamo


UO art professor's photos in Getty exhibition of artists' responses to news

Ron Jude’s 45-part work Alpine Star is on view through April 30 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles as part of Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media. Through photographs and video made over the past 40 years, Breaking News explores how artists have responded to media coverage of news topics.

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Two A&AA employees earn Outstanding Employee Awards

Zudegi Giordano, office coordinator in the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, and Beth Roy, executive administrative assistant in the Department of Art, are among recipients of this year’s Outstanding Employee Awards at UO. They were honored during a reception at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on November 30.

Zudegi Giordano and Beth Roy


Lenscratch features Warpinski's photo project commemorating border deaths

The preeminent photography blog Lenscratch featured photos and text by A&AA Professor of art Terri Warpinski in a November 25 post.



Flame sculpture by UO alumnus highlights Gateway area

Sculptor Devin Laurence Field, whose public art has been installed in Sweden, China, and South Korea, recently completed his seventh installation in the City of Springfield.

Flame sculpture