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Monday, February 28, 2011

Kira Burge "Go Green" Exhibit & Reception

You are cordially invited to join Kira Burge as she celebrates her  latest installation/exhibition titled 'Go Green'. The reception is on Friday March 4th from 5:30-8:30pm at 543 Artist Residency at 543 Lawrence St, Eugene.

'Go Green'  explores the current consumerist movement towards becoming more environmentally advantageous through the purchase of recycled and reusable products. Le Toilette Gallery in 543 Artist Residency becomes a space of expressive “greening” as rolls of 100% post-consumed toilet paper are dipped in spring green flocking thus certifying each roll eco-friendly.

Kira Burge lives and works as an artist and curator in Seattle, Washington. She has exhibited work at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, and the Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts in Eugene. Kira received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fibers from the University of Oregon in 2010.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

POW Fest specifically features the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers as well as providing recognition and support for rising stars. Although the festival’s contributors include Oscar winners and Hollywood heavy hitters, special attention is also paid to dynamic young  filmmakers and outstanding local talent in Portland’s burgeoning film industry. To that end, we are dedicated to promoting and creating professional development and networking opportunities for women filmmakers of every level. POW Fest is produced by Sour Apple Productions in partnership with Film Action Oregon.

Gallery Exhibits - DIVA Center

Kenneth O'Connell "Italian Landscapes"

DIVA welcomes First Friday Artwalk patrons with two exhibit events,
Opening: On March 4th, DIVA continues its goal of bringing new work to Eugene when it hosts the opening of “Italian Landscapes: Sketchbook Drawings” by Kenneth O’Connell and “Ink and Marker Pen Drawings" by Marianne Walker. This show will run through April at DIVA’s “Outpost Gallery” at 280 W. Broadway. An artist reception and book signing will be held on March 4th from 5:30-8:30PM.

Sonny Smith's "100 Records" Exhibit
Closing: March 4th is the last opportunity to see Sonny Smith's "100 Records" project. This exhibit began as an idea that evolved into an expansive music and art project with a remarkable number of contributors including: Chris Johanson, Esther Pearl Watson, Jo Jackson, William Wiley, Alika Cooper, Ed Ruscha, and Alice Shaw, to name a few. Location: DIVA Gallery at Bradfords 942 Olive Street.

Information: 541-344-3482

Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines.

With the aim of displaying and documenting practice in a manner that respects the artist's modes of presentation, JAR abandons the traditional journal article format and offers its contributors a dynamic online canvas where text can be woven together with image, audio and video material. The result is a journal which provides a unique 'reading' experience while fulfilling the expectations of scholarly dissemination.

Artistic research is a newly emergent and rapidly evolving field, whose status is still hotly debated. Until now there have only been limited publication channels making it difficult to stay informed about the development of the many topics pertinent to artistic research. JAR aims to provide a focal point that brings together different voices, facilitates discourse and adds to the artistic research community.

Part of JAR's mission is to re-negotiate art's relationship to academia and the role and function of research in artistic practice. JAR embraces research practices across disciplines, thereby emphasising the transdisciplinary character of much artistic research.

JAR is guided by an Editorial Board that works with a large panel of international peer reviewers from the field of artistic research. JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Starts Tonight!

The DIVA Center offers film enthusiasts the only local screening of the 2011 Oscar nominated live-action, and animated short film nominees starting tonight.  All screenings will take place at the UO Baker Center at 325 East 10th in Eugene. Read local Review of films by Doug Hennessy - The Movie List Blogster

General Admission: $7. Students/Seniors: $6.

2/25 Friday Screenings

5:00pm Animation Shorts Program
7:00pm Live Action Shorts Program
9:15pm Animation Shorts Program

2/26 Saturday Screenings

5:00pm Live Action Shorts Program
7:15pm Animation Shorts Program
9:00pm Live Action Shorts Program

2/27 Sunday Screenings

1:00pm Live Action Shorts Program
3:15pm Animation Shorts Program

Thursday, February 24, 2011

PBS Antiques Roadshow seeks production crew

Antiques Roadshow seeks crew...

Antiques Roadshow is shooting in Eugene on June 4th (set up day on June 3rd) and we are looking to hire the following local production positions:

3 Studio Camera operators- Friday 8:30am-6pm; Saturday 7am-approx 9pm (when MU leaves)
Mini DV Camera operator (roaming web camera)- Saturday only 7am-7pm
Mini DV Camera operator (stationary feedback booth camera)- Saturday only 7am-7pm
Make-up artist with kit- Saturday only 7am-approx 6pm
Stage manager- Friday 2pm-6pm (tech rehearsal only)/ Saturday 7am-7pm (or VTR end)

Studio Camera Skills Requirements
Antiques Roadshow shoots a series of interviews with usually one appraiser (sometimes more) and one or two guests. We need to cover the story being told by having the appropriate shots ready at all times. The quality of interaction decreases with retakes and causes us to lose valuable time. Camera work must be flawless. Our camera people must be experienced professionals with the following levels of LIVE or TAPED MULTI CAMERA TELEVISION production utilizing hard cameras in "STUDIO CONFIGURATION." We have four studio cameras that the camera operators will assemble on Friday. They should have working knowledge of how to build a camera. We have found in the past that operators that have worked live sports games have adapted well to this type of live to tape event.
We expect the following:
1. Ability to frame shots and to zoom and reframe on air with excellence.
2. Abillity to maintain and track focus on talent shots as well as "product close ups."
3. Ability to keep personal focus on job at all times and keep up with director and stage manager.
4. Ability to quickly understand our style of production and adapt to it.
5. Experience shooting in HD and 16 x 9 format for national television – MINIMUM OF 20 SHOOTING DAYS- specifically on sporting events.
6. Familiarity with LDK 6000 HD cameras.

Mini DV Camera Operator Skills Requirements
1. Minimum of three years experience shooting for national television.
2. Ability to quickly understand our style of production and adapt to it.
3. Familiarity with Z1 HDV cameras.

Stage Manager Minimum Skills Requirements
1. Minimum of three years experience stage managing for national television.
2. Familiarity with time cues. 
3. Must have excellent people skills. Our stage managers are working with non- talent and need to make them feel relaxed and comfortable.
4. Good work ethic. It's a long day on your feet. No whiners!

Make up artist Minimum skill Requirements
1. Should have a minimum of 5 years experience applying makeup for HD television.
2. Needs to be able to work quickly.
3. Will be applying makeup to 55 people over the course of the day.
4. Will be on their feet most of the day.

They will be collecting resumes for the next two weeks and plan to have the crew in place by early March. Please send resumes to Jill Giles at

Flaherty Fellowships

The Flaherty Film Seminar Fellowship program is now accepting applications. Each year the Flaherty offers fellowships to students and emerging and mid-career filmmakers and media professionals. The fellowship program is led by an academic who has attended previous Flaherty Seminars and is designed to further your knowledge of cinema through participation in an array of unique activities. Besides interacting with the group at large, Flaherty fellows take part in private meetings and discussions with the featured artists and other special guests in attendance, including programmers, writers, and academics. Awards are partial grants that cover a portion of the registration fee. Deadline to apply: Professional & Student - March 4, 2011; LEF - March 8, 2011, ETC Grant - March 25, 201. Visit The Flaherty Fellowship pagefor more detailed information. (Source NAMAC)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Geoffrey McCormack Exhibit

Former Board of Director member Geoffrey Mc Cormack announces a new exhibit of his work at the Coos Art Museum. February 25th - April 2nd.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Job: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (NAMA) Director of Education and Interpretive Programs

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art seeks an experienced arts educator to lead the museum's Education department, shape innovative experiences for students and patrons of all ages, and to engage cross-departmental teams that together design exciting interpretive experiences and public programs for NAMA visitors. Full description and particulars at:

Friday, February 18, 2011


The DIVA Center offers film enthusiasts the only local screening of the 2011 Oscar nominated live-action, and animated short film nominees this weekend.  All screenings will take place at the UO Baker Center at 325 East 10th in Eugene. Read local Review of films by Doug Hennessy - The Movie List Blogster

General Admission: $7. Students/Seniors: $6.

2/25 Friday Screenings

5:00pm Animation Shorts Program
7:00pm Live Action Shorts Program
9:15pm Animation Shorts Program

2/26 Saturday Screenings

5:00pm Live Action Shorts Program
7:15pm Animation Shorts Program
9:00pm Live Action Shorts Program

2/27 Sunday Screenings

1:00pm Live Action Shorts Program
3:15pm Animation Shorts Program

Call for Artists: Lane Community College Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2011

The Lane Community College Foundation announces a call for indoor art for the newly opened health and wellness building.  The call, which is open now through March 24, 2011, is searching for site-specific commissioned pieces, and portable art of all mediums. This opportunity is limited to professional Oregon artists over 18 years old, and is accessible through

The art itself will follow the theme of holistic health and wellness of the individual, and be placed throughout the building on the main campus of Lane Community College.

Each call is limited to 150 applicants, and interested artists should prepare a brief artist statement, 1-6 images, prices of art, and a professional resume to be submitted through the Call for Entry web site.

Art will be evaluated based on the artistic merit; quality of materials; appropriateness for the site; and relevance to the theme of holistic health and wellness of the individual.  The selection committee will include representatives from Lane’s faculty and staff, local artists, the Lane Community College Board members and other professionals from the Oregon art community.

For more information and to read the request for qualifications for the site-specific pieces, and the call for art for the portable art, please see the attached documents,, or email  with “CaFE call for artists” in the subject line.

Direct links to the calls can be found here:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Eugene Weekly Reviews Oscar Nominated Shorts - 2/17/2011

Read Reveiw:

The DIVA Center offers film enthusiasts the only local screening of the 2011 Oscar nominated live-action, and animated short film nominees February 18-19-20 and again on February 25-26-27.

All screenings will take place at the UO Baker Center at 325 East 10th in Eugene. Admission: $7. Students: $6.

Film descriptions - visit Event Calendar:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Call For Entries - Eugene Celebration Film Festival

The Eugene Celebration Film Festival (ECFF11) is seeking submissions of all genre of films; shorts, features, comedy, sci-fi we want it all.

ECFF11 provides filmmakers and audiences the opportunity to enjoy provocative films, highlighting the talents of local, national, and international independent filmmakers.

Now going into it’s seventh year, ECFF11 is part of the Eugene Celebration, an annual weekend-long block party attracting over 40,000 people to downtown Eugene, Oregon. Filled with music, fun, food, and films, the 2011 Eugene Celebration takes place August 26 – 28 .

Deadline for submissions is July 22

On-line application for submissions will be available in March at  - or Mail your films to: ECFF c/o Eugene Celebration, P.O. Box 11647 Eugene, OR 97440. Submissions should be in DVD format and include a full contact sheet listing the following: title of film, genre, briefsynopsis, run time, contact person, contact phone and e-mail. Film selection by ECFF11 staff

Eugene Celebration Film Festival
Katina Andoniadis, Director

Saturday, February 12, 2011

News: Open Studio Project - Los Angeles

The Open Studio Project was conceived by Los Angeles artist Mark Bradford, and is the inaugural effort of the Getty Artists Program, an extension of the Museum's education department. The Open Studio Project makes it possible for more schools to have an artist-in-residence, virtually. Any K-12 art classroom with an Internet connection can bring in art-making activities created by a roster of international artists. For example, students can work with Australian photographer Jon Cattapan to create a "Personal diorama", or explore color with painter Amy Sillman, who suggests going on a color tour of your town. Mark Bradford's three-part assignment on "recreating the familiar" is designed to "help you to see more clearly how you feel and relate to the immediate world you live in." Students work with text, rearranging the lyrics of a familiar song that they get to choose, draw a map of the school lunchroom, and create self-portraits with their eyes closed. Source: The Scout Report

Call for Proposals: Inter-Disciplinary/Collaboration Projects

Application Deadline 2/28/11

The I-Park Foundation (East Haddam, CT/USA) is pleased to announce its first artists-in-residence session devoted exclusively to inter-disciplinary and collaboration projects.  Artists/practitioners working in the following fields are encouraged to apply: visual arts, music composition/sound sculpture/design, landscape/garden design, language arts, moving image, performance art and photography.  The lead project for this session is Proto-Gonzo, a site specific, rule-based collaboration curated by sculptor Marco Dessardo.  The 3-week residency runs from July 13 – August 1, 2011.

For program and application materials:

Friday, February 11, 2011

Call For Entries - One World - Many Faces

Call For Artists

CALL FOR ENTRIES: One World, Many Faces is the theme of a Copic Marker Art Contest that closes May 7th, 2011. The winner will have their artwork displayed on a public building in Eugene, Oregon (headquarters of Copic USA); receive a set of Copic markers and some cash. The theme for the artwork is One World, Many Faces. There is no age limit, the contest is open internationally and works do not have to be completed solo. They do however; have to include the use of Copic markers in some way. Submissions are due by May 7th, 2011. Details online at: 

Opportunity: TV29 Offers Studio Production and Computer Animation Classes


The Studio Class includes two four-hour sessions.  I will take 3 or 4 students per class.

There is one space open in the class that meets on Saturday Feb 12 and 19 from 9 to 1.

There are two spaces open for the class that meets Saturday Feb 26 and March 5 from 9 to 1.

As demand warrants, I will schedule additional classes.

The class costs $60 total for the two meetings.  In addition, you can schedule time to practice using the NewTek Video Toaster when I am at the studio to answer questions.  Also, when you switch/produce your first show, I will arrange to assist.  At that point, you should be a capable operator.  There is no charge for my assisting you through your producing your first show (within reason).

In addition, you must also be a CTV member - a $10 annual fee.


I am also starting a 3D Animation class using Lightwave that still has an open space.  That class will meet on Monday nights starting February 21 (time to be set) and will run for 12 weeks, two hours per night.  The cost is $150 plus a $100 deposit for the use of a software enabling dongle. You can reach me at 541-359-2593.  If you respond via email, please give me a phone number.

Joe Tyndall
CTV Techno-Geek

Community Television of Lane County
541/ 790-6616 (CTV Office) *
Studio & Office: Behind Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie, Eugene (between KRVM & the tennis courts) Hours: Tues-Fri 4 pm - 10 pm
Mailing: 1430 Willamette St. #321, Eugene, OR 97401

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Call For Entries: Aesthetica Short Film Competition

The Aesthetica Short Film Competition 2011 is now open for entries!  It's a fantastic opportunity to get your work broadcast to a wider  audience and Aesthetica are keen to see entries from both new and  established filmmakers who are driving short film forward. The winning  film receives a fantastic prize package including:

  •  £500 prize money (apx. $800)
  •  Screenings at film festivals across the UK, including Rushes Soho Shorts (London), Glasgow   Film Festival (Glasgow) and Branchage (Jersey)
  • A weekend filmmaking course, courtesy of Raindance
  • 12 months membership to Shooting People, the international film  network
  •  Inclusion on a DVD that will be distributed to all Aesthetica  readers (60,000 viewers)

The runner-up will also receive £250 (apx. $400), as well as DVD  publication. Films should be no longer than 25 minutes but can be any  genre including artists' film, music videos, dance films, horror and  comedy or anything you can think of!

Entry is £15 per film ($24). No limit to the number of entries  permitted. Please visit for more  information and to submit. Deadline 31 April 2011.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Opportunity: Artist Abroad with smARTpower

The Bronx Museum of the Arts proudly announces the launch of the new smARTpower program.  smARTpower will send fifteen U.S. artists abroad to work with local artists and young people around the world to create community-based art projects. The objective of smARTpower is to support the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs mission to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, emphasizing shared social and cultural values. The program will showcase the role of visual artists as vibrant, engaged, and innovative partners in addressing broader social issues important to communities worldwide.  The following is a link to the article published in the New York Times regarding the project:

For more information on the program or to apply please follow the link:

Call for Visual Artists

Items of interest to DIVA animators and visual artists.

Barcelona, Spain. We´re delighted to inform you that on February 7th we have launched our third CALL FOR ENTRIES open to dot·line films.

Registration is free and the films must be submitted before July 4th 2011 through  our brand new website

If it's your first participation in the festival, you must register as an Author to enter a film. If you've already been selected in a previous edition, we have created an Author profile for you that you just need to update. Soon you'll receive another email with your access details to the Users Zone. :)

For those who still don't know about Punto y Raya, this festival -that's been called the "most abstract in the world"- explores the creative possibilities of dots and lines in various spheres of science, art and thought. No representation, only dots and lines as ends in themselves! After gaining the recognition of the experimental audiovisual community and the specialized critic with only 4 years of trajectory, Punto y Raya currently constitutes a creative platform based in 50 cities all over the world.

Pro Tools Certification to be offered in Eugene at NCU

This may be of possible interest to DIVA members working in sound design.

EUGENE, Ore. -- Northwest Christian University (NCU) has become the first and only training center in Oregon to offer Pro Tools Certification training. Students who complete a course and pass an online exam will become nationally certified by Avid, the makers of Pro Tools. The software is considered by many to be the industry standard for music recording and editing.

"Pro Tools is billed as the world's most advanced music and audio creation system," said John Hakes, associate professor of music at NCU. "I'm excited that we'll be able to offer this training. Until now, students who wanted certification in Pro Tools had to travel to the closest institutions offering this training, which are in the Seattle area and in California."

The next course begins March 7, 2011, and will be held on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Northwest Christian University. Outside of class, students will have access to Pro Tools 9 through user stations on NCU's campus. The two-credit course will cost $790. Enrollment is open to anyone and not limited to NCU students. The deadline to register is Feb. 18, 2011.

For additional information and to sign up for the course, please contact Hakes at, (541) 684-7240, or visit the NCU Music Industry website.

About Northwest Christian University

Northwest Christian University is a liberal arts institution dedicated to developing competent, ethical leaders for service in the workplace, community, Church and world. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the University was founded in 1895 and is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. Northwest Christian University offers 15 traditional undergraduate degree programs, four master's degree programs, and a professional studies program for working adults. More information about the University is available at

Contact:  John Hakes, NCU, associate professor of music, (541) 684-7240,  Pat Walsh, Vox PRPA, (541) 434-7021,

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Call to Artists - benefit to restore and conserve wetlands

My name is Noni Lundy, I am a local glass artist and outdoor enthusiast. I am writing on behalf of the Eugene Chapter of Ducks Unlimited asking for donations of art by local artists to be featured in the fundraising dinner and auction on April 9th at the Beacon House.  Please take a moment to consider a donation and pass this message on to any artist you think may be interested. The theme of the event is also the vision of DU: wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.  Donated art may or may not reflect that theme. An artist bio would be welcome, as well as business cards, to accompany the art work donated.  If you are interested in attending the event please contact me at the information below for further information.

Ducks Unlimited is the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Started in 1937  its mission is habitat conservation and restoration.  Through diverse public and private partnerships DU is able to address the full range of factors that continue to erode waterfowl habitat across North America. Photos may be taken of select pieces and used in the auction marketing if delivered before March 18th. Donations can be picked up or delivered between now and April 8th to :

The Art of Glass 790 Blair Blvd, Eugene OR 97402


Or email me at

Call For Entries: 6th Annual ATA Film & Video Festival

DIVA's Media Arts Community may be interested in this call for entries:

Artists’ Television Access invites experimental film and video makers to submit their work to its 6th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival.  Short works including but not limited to, animation, documentary, narrative, abstract and found footage based will be accepted. Also, this year the festival is open to proposals for workshops, installations and media performances.

For more information, please check out our website:

ATA Film & Video Festival
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Welcome to DIVA Update!

DIVA Update! is a supplementary publication to our monthly online Newsletter. It is meant as a resource for informing patrons and others about events, opportunities, and other items of interest related to the visual arts in the Eugene Community. We welcome your participation in this on-going community resource.