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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Roundtable Discussion

Digital Scholars Roundtable
UO Graduate Certificate in New Media
Friday April 1 1:00-2:30
McKenzie Collaboration Center
175 McKenzie
Moderated by Carol Stabile, Doug Blandy and Andrew Bonamici
The worlds in which scholars now live and work are undergoing rapid and dramatic changes. In the humanities and social sciences, scholarship on new media and culture continues to proliferate, myriad efforts to digitize texts and artifacts are underway, and researchers across disciplines are learning how to develop and use digital tools. All these changes affect how we do research, how we publish it, and how we think about the products of scholarly research; indeed, they alter what it means to know anything at all. 

As our graduate students – MA and PhD alike – enter an ever more competitive job market, their experience and proficiency with new media will also contribute to their success as scholars and potential employees. UO Digital Scholars have been organizing an effort to create a graduate certificate program in new media and culture. We hope you (faculty, students, administrators) will join us for a roundtable discussion about the possibility of such a certificate program. 
Next UODS Works-in-Progress event: Friday 4/15 noon - 1:30
Ed Madison (SOJC)
Tween TV
Engaging 5th Graders in Critical Thinking
with Digital Video Production and Mobile Media
All events in McKenzie Collaboration Center (175 McKenzie)
Info: Sean Sharp Robert Long

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Infinity Art Gallery - Call to Fiber Artists

Pre-Exhibit Show: Online Now
Entry Deadline: April 15, 2011; 8:00 pm PDT 
Grand Opening:  May 15, 2011
Qualified Artwork: 
Open to all fiber artists. Fiber art is a style of fine art which uses textiles such as fabric, yarn, and natural and synthetic fibers. It encompasses a wide variety of styles, including art quilts, wall hangings, sculpture and other 3 dimensional art, weavings and mixed media.
Fiber art works are works of art that communicate some sort of message, emotion or meaning and go beyond just the literal meaning of the materials. Pieces that follow patterns without doing anything more, are not considered works of fiber art.
Diane Chaudiere, Jae McDonald, and Hilde Morin
$2,200 Total Value of Awards: Best in Show - 1st Place - 2nd Place - 3rd Place - Founders’ Choice -
Two Director’s Choice awards.
Submitting Entries: 
Artists pay an entry fee of $25 USD to submit 1 or 2 works of art. Artists may enter more than once.

OAA - Rearrangement: Art and Text

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Short Film Competition

Aesthetica is looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works. Whether you are fresh out of film school or have been making films for years, we want to hear from you. Accepting films in all genres: drama, documentary, music video, satire, comedy and artists' film.

This award offers the winner and runners-up a fantastic prize package, which will bring your films to a wider audience.

The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2011. All winners will be notified by 30 July 2011 and the DVD will be released with the December issue of Aesthetica Magazine.

How to enter

To enter the competition and to view the Frequently Asked Questions, please

Friday, March 11, 2011

Call to Artists

New Zone Art gallery
Call for open exhibit in April called Zone 4 All.  For more details visit

Eugene Storefront Art Project needs more art!
ESAP has put the call out, they need more art to beautify empty storefronts!  To find out how to go about submitting artwork, visit their blog

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

3-D Art Projection On Building

Check out this remarkable light show in Portugal. Click Here.

Schnitzer Museum: The Black Maria Film and Video Festival

The Black Maria Film and Video Festival returns for second year to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s monthly Schnitzer Cinema brings back The Black Maria Film and Video Festival for the second year on March 9, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. Cosponsored with the Cinema Pacific film festival, Schnitzer Cinema is the JSMA's monthly showcase for adventurous cinema and media art. Schnitzer Cinema screenings are free, and refreshments are provided by the Museum.

“The Black Maria Film and Video Festival tour is an amazing collection of the best short films being made today,” says Richard Herskowitz, artistic director of Cinema Pacific and Schnitzer Cinema curator. 

Eight short films are featured in this year’s selection, including “Eye Liner,” a four minute animated piece by Portland filmmaker Joanna Priestly, and international selections from Nina Sabnani, India; Dennis Tupicoff, Australia; and Vicky Mather, England.

“This year's program is a typically edgy and eclectic Black Maria mix of experimental, documentary, and narrative works, with a special emphasis on animation,” says Herskowitz.

The Black Maria Film and Video Festival is an international juried competition with a mission to exhibit and reward cutting-edge works from independent film and video makers. The festival takes its name from the first motion picture studio, built by Thomas Edison in 1893, and is now in its thirtieth year. Approximately fifty jury and director’s prize-winning short films and videos go to more than 65 sites around the country, with each individual program tailored to the location of its screening. 

You need to take action now to support Senator Inouye's FY 2011 "Long-term" Continuing Resolution proposal that restores NEA funding for FY 2011 to $167.5 million and $25 million to the Arts in Education program.  This bill, created in the Senate Appropriations Committee last Friday, counters the House passed bill (H.R. 1) that reduces the NEA to $124 million and completely eliminates the Arts in Education program.

Take Action Now in the following ways:

  • Americans for the Arts Action Fund has an effective portal where you can contact your Senator and send them an email expressing your concern about the NEA and NEH 2011 funding.  You can go directly there by clicking here: Americans for the Arts Action Fund.
  • Call your Senator at their district offices.  It is very effective to speak to a staff member who tracks calls from constituents. Explain that you support these agencies and do not wish to see any cuts to them.  Tell stories about how these agencies support the work you do in your community by providing jobs and public programs. 
  • Call your Senator at their Washington office and ask to speak to the staff member who handles these issues for the official. Explain that you support these agencies and do not wish to see any cuts.  Tell stories about how these agencies support the work you do in your community by providing jobs and public programs. 

Take a moment now to let your Senator know what you think about the proposed cuts.  Please forward this message around to your constituents and ask them to take action to join you.

Thank you,

Jack Walsh
Executive Director

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Leonard Henderson, Lighting Expert, at MOPAN Meeting

MOPAN Meeting Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 6:30-8:00 PM.

The featured presenter will be Leonard Henderson of Chambers Productions. Henderson works as a Director of Photography (DP), has lived and worked in the Oregon production industry since the late 1970s and has earned a reputation as expert in lighting. He teaches lighting classes at the University of Oregon and has mentored many students and interns who now work in the industry. He will be offering hands on workshops to the public this spring.

Henderson will give a preview of those workshops at our meeting. He will talk about how he got into the business and demonstrate different lighting types and how to manipulate light to get the most out of your productions.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the area's most knowledgeable and charismatic industry professionals.

Chambers Production will host the MOPAN meeting. They are located in north Eugene at 2975 Chad Drive (east of Costco at Coburg Road).

Directions: Go north on Coburg Rd to just north of Beltline, turn right onto Chad Drive and go a quarter mile past Costco. The Chambers Media Center is on the left. Come into Chambers Productions through the doors at the right of the building. Plenty of free parking. Bus stop nearby.

Please plan to attend and tell your friends. Everyone welcome. No charge.

For more information watch the MOPAN blog at or call Erik Talbert at 541/ 232-3437.

Keep in touch with MOPAN and other Industry activities on our blog at and see the MOPAN Online Creative Resources Directory and other information at

Friday, March 4, 2011

March 4th Opening A Success!

It was probably one of the worst nights for an Art Walk, but the rain and wind didn't stop nearly 100 people from stopping by DIVA for an artist reception and book signing featuring the "Italian Landscapes: Sketchbook Drawings" of Kenneth O'Connell and the "Ink and Marker Pen" drawings by Marianne Walker.

DIVA's Living Room is open again with elbow to elbow socializing.

Great array of refreshments provided by Imagine International.

DIVA's sculptured counter welcomes guests
$5 balloons provided a donation to DIVA and a Prize for purchaser

Thursday, March 3, 2011

UO Video Art at BIJOU Saturday

Carl Diehl's UO video art class will present a selection of this Winter terms work from 12 noon - 2pm on March 12th at the BIJOU Cinema Arts Theater at 13th and Ferry Street. This will include a selection of short works in the realm  of  "Elastic Documentary,"  "Parafiction," and "video essay" by students in the Digital Arts program

It's free and the many of the artists will be present.