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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Children's Film Festival - Tonight - April 30th 7:00 PM

DIVA hosts the The Best of the Fest! Children's Film Festival - Seattle 2010 at 7:00 PM on April 30th in the UO Baker Center Auditorium at 325 E. 10th. Admission: $4.00

A gutsy mouse who learns to fly, a sweet kitty who adopts an egg and a girl who soars away on a paper airplane — these are just a few of the memorable characters you'll meet in this big-screen presentation of "The Best of Children's Film Festival Seattle 2010." The program features award-winning animated, live action and documentary films that will make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings, and take you on a sweet ride through a wide world of moving images. 

Download complete film listing.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Summer Film & Video Classes in Portland

June 20 – July 14
Mondays – Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:50 P.M.
White Stag Building
This course is an introduction to video and audio production using current video technologies and to video and sound art as a time-based art medium. Traditional camera, sound, and lighting techniques in production are taught, non-linear editing is introduced, and key theoretical, historical and aesthetic approaches to video art are surveyed. 

Students learn to conceptualize, plan and execute projects and to engage with a variety of video art genres, including experimental, narrative and documentary forms . 

Open to all students by permission of the instructor or with prerequisites. C
ontact: Kartz Ucci,

VIDEO ART & experimental film ARTD 415/515
July 18 – August 11
Mondays – Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:50 P.M.
White Stag Building
This upper level Video Art course is designed to encourage independent work in keeping with one’s own creative practice. Projects include video installation, short format and experimental film. Students are encouraged to push beyond personal boundaries, take risks and to experiment. Video/sound art practices including installation, performance, experimental and new genres will be examined including the development of video art and its relation to broadcast media, the gallery space, visual culture and contemporary art practice. Class discussions include an exploration of contemporary themes in video art, such as re-authoring, appropriation, storytelling and spectacle. The course begins with an introduction to 60s & 70s video artists, whose works ranged from purely conceptual deconstructions of the filmic/video apparatus, including durational, rule based and still camera work to more political and social concerns that critique cultural assumptions toward issues of race, representation, gender, the body, queer identity, culture and nation.

Open to all students by permission of the instructor or by prerequisite.
contact: Kartz Ucci, 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

UO Summer Film Class

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival - 4/29 - 5/1 2011

The DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon returns this April 29th to May 1st, 2011 to the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene, Oregon. DisOrient is a social justice film festival dedicated to deconstructing the media stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans as "Orientals". We believe in the power of film-as-art to educate, heal and improve the lives of people by giving voice to our experiences.  Web site:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Veneta Wings and Wine Festival - Opportunity for Artists

Are you interested in becoming a vendor at the 2011 Fern Ridge Wings & Wine Festival?  The Festival is looking for vendors that will complement the day's activities.  We are looking for food or merchant vendors that sell handcrafted products that are bird or wine related.  We also encourage local non-profit groups with ties to Fern Ridge area to be part of the event and take the opportunity to showcase what your organization does in the area. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gresham 14th Annual Juried Art Show

Deadline: May 6, 2011
The City of Gresham Art Committee (GAC) invites local and regional artists to enter its 14th Annual Juried Art Show to be exhibited at the beautiful City of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery. All works must be original, and all media will be considered. The GAC is proud to announce this year’s Juror will be Rip Caswell, nationally acclaimed sculptor and owner of Caswell Gallery in Historic Downtown Troutdale. For more information about Rip and his work, visit
Four independent groups will evaluate the exhibited artwork and award 4 First Place Ribbons, each presented with a $100 cash prize: Mayor's Choice, Gresham Art Committee's Choice, People's Choice, and Juror's Choice. Additionally, 4 Second Place and 4 Third Places Ribbons and Certificates will be awarded. There is a $15 fee for Entry 01. Each additional entry fee is $5. (The total Entry Fee for 3 entries is $25.)
Exhibit Dates: June 7, 2011, to July 21, 2011
Artists’ Reception: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Gallery Location: City of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR 97030

Click here for submission form.

OMSI Film Festival 3 May - 26 June

Monday, April 25, 2011

Videographer Needed - Eugene's Very Little Theater Production

Chris McVay is the director of a play, The Ruby Sunrise, at the Very Little Theatre. The play opens May 27. 

The Ruby Sunrise is a play partly about the early days of the development of television. The play is written in three parts. The third part portrays a short section of a teleplay that, in the play, is supposedly being broadcast live in 1952.

I would like to pre-record this 3-page section in black and white as if it were a live broadcast from the ‘50s. This part of the play would then be projected on a screen for the audience to view.
I need video production of this 3-page section. I have a limited budget but can offer a small stipend. The video would be shown to the public during the run of the play and there would be recognition in the program. The video will need to be shot on the set of the production at the Very Little Theatre.

There is a short turn-around for this project so I’d like to begin as soon as possible.

Please contact Cjros McVay via email: 
Or by phone/text: 541-913 2839

Saturday, April 23, 2011

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival Begins April 29th

The Chinese American Benevolent Association is pleased to announce the sixth anniversary of the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival with a selection of highly provocative and unique quality films.  DisOrient has grown from a grass roots film festival started in 2005 by Eugene native Jason Mak to an all-volunteer run community event that features films that support social justice themes and that break the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander stereotypes so often portrayed in mainstream media.  DisOrient has garnered the attention and respect of many Asian American filmmakers and is the only Asian American Film Festival in the northwest. Out of the nearly 80 submissions, the programmers had a most difficult time narrowing selections to the 18 that were selected, as this is probably one of the best offerings the festival has yet had.

A Special Free Screening of Red Sun in the Sunset is scheduled at 2 pm on Friday, April 29 in the Ford Lecture Hall of the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The film shares captivating oral histories of Cuban Nikkei by their descendants. The Opening Night Feature film is Jeff Chiba Stearns' One Big Hapa Family.  From the Canadian-Japanese internment camps, Chiba Stearns navigates his family's history through several generations of multiracial marriages in a humorous and profound way. All ages will enjoy this story of a Hapa (mixed Asian or Pacific Islander heritage) family, with contributions from some of Canada's most innovative animators. The film showing will be followed by a reception for VIP guests, volunteers and filmmakers at the UO Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, featuring entertainment by DisOrient Festival favorite, singer/songwriter, Dawen. Saturday's film offerings start at noon with Finding Face, an emotional documentary that depicts the horrific acid-burning attacks on women in Cambodia and many other countries. Directors Patti Duncan and Skye Fitzgerald, and Tat Marina, the brave victim whose face was disfigured due to acid, are scheduled to attend the screening and answer questions after the film.

Festival attendees will also have an opportunity to see "family friendly" short films that cover the gamut of comedy, a bit of fantasy, music, and offbeat humor. Digital Antiquities, by J.P. Chan, one of DisOrient's repeat filmmakers, brings his storytelling ability to another level. Other featured films are Tora, a Canadian-Japanese internment story with a twist, and Mother, a story about a hearing-disabled child.Voices in the Clouds is an enlightening film with breathtaking scenery on the indigenous tribes of
Taiwan. The film chronicles the filmmaker's search for his ancestral roots only to discover an undeniable spiritual connection that changes his life forever. Closing the Saturday's film line-up is the thought-provoking The House of Suh, the centerpiece film about an unresolved murder case. Explore the cultural layer of circumstances that led to the tragic outcome.  Sunday starts off with Oregon's homegrown filmmakers. Creative family-friendly shorts from local teen students from Lane Community College's Asian Pacific Islander Rites of Passage program followed by director Curtis Choy's, You! Young People. This is showcase time for aspiring directors and veterans alike.  Also featured is Left By the Ship, by directors Emma Rossi-Landi and Alberto Vendemmiati, Italian filmmakers who chronicle the lives of four Filipino Amerasians who were left behind by their GI fathers during the naval occupation of the bases in Olongapo City in the Philippines. Insightful and heartwrenching, the movie opens the viewer's eyes to the situation that arises with countless innocent children born and abandoned near the U.S. Military bases overseas.  DisOrient is proud to host the premiere of Left By the Ship in the United States.

Closing night movie features indie filmmaker David Boyle's fresh new film, Surrogate Valentine. A romantic comedy about a character played by Goh Nakamura, a real life musician, and how he misses the beat in some of his misadventures with love.  The DisOrient filmfest afterparty will be at Sabai Café' and Bar, the new Thai restaurant at the Oakway Center. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance to discuss their films after they are screened.

Expand your horizons! Support your community. Join us and meet directors, actors, filmmakers, the staff and volunteers and avid film fans. A VIP ticket for $50 on-line/$60 at the door will entitle you to all 3 days' screenings, meeting the filmmakers, food to snack on, and an invitation to attend opening and closing night receptions. Individual tickets are also available online. For schedule and information, check out

Call for Entries: One World, Many Faces - Deadline May 7th, 2011

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: 

China Film Symposium

April 29 & 30, 2011 - China Film Symposium

Time: Various
Location: Ford Hall 122
Free and open to the public
The Intangible Cultural Traditions along the Silk Road
-- A Symposium on Documentaries of Safeguarding Traditional Cultures in Modern China
Description: A symposium on the survival and safeguarding of ethnic traditions in modern China will be held in Willamette University.  The symposium focuses on two documentaries from two regions in China: Xinjiang and Sichuan.  Two additional films will be shown in the evenings.  Two scholars and two film directors from the two regions will join the discussion on these films.  The documentaries reflect traditional cultures, especially rituals, dealing with modern issues such as illness, drug, and law.  This symposium is part of the Silk Road Project carried out by the Asian Studies faculty with the support from the Center for Asian Studies.  
April 29th

1:30 pm 
Welcome and Film:Master Falconer
This is a documentary on the life and struggle of a Kirgiz family at Pamir region in Central Asia
 April 30th
8:30-10:15 am
The Torch Festival
This is a short documentary on the tradition and changes of a Yi festival in modern times.
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tiger’s Day
This is a short documentary about how local shamans use traditional rituals to cure drug addiction.
1:00- 3:00 pm
Axiq: the Last Wandering Singers
A film records about life of Axiq, the Uighur bard live in southern border area of Takla Makan Desert.
7:00 pm
Beside the River
This is the first film about a small ethnic group -- Keriyans who live in the hinterland of the Taklamakan Desert.
Each film will be followed by a discussion.
For more information contact Pam Smith at 503.370.6060
Sponsored by Center for Asian Studies

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Arts Engine’s annual Media That Matters Film Festival is now accepting all entries for this year’s event!  Now in it’s ELEVENTH season, Media That Matters™ offers you the opportunity to empower communities working towards social change. Media That Matters™ – the premier showcase for short films with big messages – connects you with hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, including  educators, activists, and nonprofits. Through a multi-platform campaign combining online streaming with personalized screenings, your film can be a tool that opens hearts  and minds about the collective struggle for a more socially conscious world. Join us by submitting your film now!
 Short Films: Films must be ten minutes MAXIMUM; the ideal length is around eight minutes.

All Styles: We accept documentaries, narratives, animations, music videos, public service announcements, dramas, comedies, hybrids, or a style of your own creation!  Creativity is always encouraged. The only guideline is that your project must focus on a social issue.

All Issues: Any and all issues will be considered. This year we are particularly interested in films focusing on Disability Rights, Interfaith Dialogue and Religious Tolerance, Bias-based Bullying, Gender Equality and Youth Activism.

All Ages: Youth-produced media is strongly encouraged!

Late Deadline: May 11, 2011,  (the festival will take place in the Fall of 2011) 

Please Note: Your film MUST be cleared for NONEXCLUSIVE home video, educational, online, broadcast and theatrical distribution. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Children's Film Festival - Comes to Eugene

DIVA hosts the The Best of the Fest! Children's Film Festival - Seattle 2010 at 7:00 PM on April 30th in the UO Baker Center Auditorium at 325 E. 10th. Admission: $4.00

A gutsy mouse who learns to fly, a sweet kitty who adopts an egg and a girl who soars away on a paper airplane — these are just a few of the memorable characters you'll meet in this big-screen presentation of "The Best of Children's Film Festival Seattle 2010." The program features award-winning animated, live action and documentary films that will make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings, and take you on a sweet ride through a wide world of moving images. 

Download complete film listing.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival

The oldest Egyptian pyramid!  The real mines of Solomon!  Ancient cities in the desert!  All this and more will thrill the audience as the top films in the world compete during The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival, opening May 24th at The Shedd in Eugene, Oregon.
TAC Festival is the only juried competition for cultural heritage films in the Western Hemisphere.  The five-day event celebrates the wonders of human diversity with award-winning films from around the world.  Topics that range from archaeology and ancient cultures to indigenous peoples and their environments will come alive with historic reenactments, powerful storytelling and amazing digital effects.
Producers from 20 countries submitted 69 entries for this year’s eighth season.  The top 18 films, from leading film producers worldwide, will be shown on the big screen in the Recital Hall at The Shedd in downtown Eugene, from May 24 through May 28.  These films will cover topics such as Stonehenge, the world’s oldest portable sculpture, a young girl who fell in love with the moon, a mysterious sea cave on the south coast of Chile, vanishing traces of old Beijing, and more.  Three of the competing films already have won awards at international film festivals.
The Keynote Speaker this year will be Dr. Tom King, the principal archaeologist in the longstanding effort to learn what happened to famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart.  This research effort, focusing on a small Pacific island, was featured in December 2010 by Discovery in a two-hour TV special.  Dr. King, an outstanding presenter, will describe his work, which has yielded solid evidence that may lead to a resolution of the Amelia Earhart mystery.
Tickets now are on sale directly by Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI), with special pricing before May 1.  So save money and reserve them now!  The Recital Hall seats only 200.  To reserve your tickets, call ALI at541-345-5538, fax to 541-338-3109 or e-mail  Reserved tickets may be picked up at our will-call table at The Shedd during Festival Week.
For a complete list of films, ticket prices (reduced from last year), the schedule, and more information, log on to

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Call For Donated Art Work

Art Night  - Tuesday, May 24th from 6:30 to 8:30.  


What:   Cal Young Middle School Art Night

Silent Auction, Demonstrations by local artists, Student Artwork for sale and on display, Staff Talent Gallery, Student Projects on display from various subjects areas such as Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Robotics, Woodshop and Heath. Possibly even some musical performances! Food and Beverages will also be available for purchase.

Tuesday, May 24th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cal Young Middle School
2555 Gilham Road
Eugene, OR 97408

Students, Staff, Families and local community members

- To celebrate the Arts and showcase student work from multiple subject areas.  
- To raise funds for future art related school projects and pay for the Adobe creative suite site license on 80 laptops.
- To expose our community to artwork created by students, staff and local artists.  
- To encourage healthy and safe activities for young people.

How to help:   Donate any artwork, supplies, gift certificates, etc. Donations are not at all limited to art related items. Any donations would be much appreciated. We also love to offer gift certificates to restaurants, spas, and various other services around our community. This is actually very cheap advertising! Last year approximately 600 people attended Art Night and picked up lots of business cards and brochures that advertise different local services.  Come to art night to support our Schools!  There will be lots of great artwork that represents work by students, staff and local artists alike! If you can help out and need me to pick up a donation or make other arrangements please let me know, as I would love to make it a hassle free contribution. Donations can also be mailed or dropped off at Cal Young on any school day between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Do you know someone who could donate?
Let me know if you know anyone we could add to my list of contacts for donations.  If you have people in mind, send their info my way!  I could send the email to them or if you want contact a friend personally, here is the general information about the event to send their way.  Just "cc" me too so I can be in the loop and help answer any questions that may arise. I also attached a flier for the event in case you want to forward it along!

Thanks for helping make Art Night a success!

Please contact me: 
Sarah Harpole
Art and Leadership Teacher
Cal Young Middle School

Open Call for Artist Residencies in 2012

Nodar Artist Residency Program (São Pedro do Sul, Portugal)

Binaural / Nodar |

Artist Residency Periods: April, June and September 2012
Artistic Disciplines: Sound Installations, Sound Sculptures

Application Open until 15 September 2011

Sound and space form an important pair in our everyday environment: no sound exists outside of space and no space is really silent. Sound and space mutually reinforce one another in our perception, the qualities of a space affect how we perceive the sound and a sound affects how we perceive space. In short, space and sound are inseparable in our experience of what is to exist in the world.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Last Call for Applications: DocksArtFair 2011

Deadline: April 30, 201

In September 2011, the third edition of DocksArtFair™ will take place, a contemporary art fair based around a set of unique principles. Unique, because it gives the public a chance to discover and learn about the current creative work of the selected galleries, through the presentation of a solo show in each booth. Unique, because DocksArtFair™ is attached to the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Lyon, by date as well as geographical situation in the Confluence, a newly developed district in Lyon, and a symbol for the 21st century. Finally, unique because the region (Rhône-Alpes and the surrounding areas) is rich in structures dedicated to contemporary art (museums, art institutions and art schools), a fact that has allowed DocksArtFair™ to take up a leading role in the international contemporary artistic scene.

DocksArtFair™ enters a synergy with all these other organizations and offers to Lyon and its region the opportunity to become a dynamic place in the contemporary art market, and taking its place in the schedule of international contemporary art fairs. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Cinema Pacific - Making It In Documentary


EUGENE, Ore. -- (March 2, 2011) – The Cinema Pacific Film Festival will return to the University of Oregon campus and the Eugene/Springfield community April 6 to April 10 for its second annual showcase of films and new media from the Pacific Rim and U.S. West Coast.

The five-day program includes more than 20 film screenings, live performances, symposiums, gallery exhibitions and two filmmaking competitions. Events take place at venues on campus and across Eugene, including the Bijou Art Cinemas and Hult Soreng Theatre. The complete schedule, with full program details, is available at Tickets, ranging from $6 to $8 for screenings, are on sale online and at the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.

The centerpiece of this year's festival will be the West Coast premiere of “Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place.” A screening and party at the McDonald Theater on Friday, April 8 will celebrate Eugene legend Ken Kesey. The film takes audiences into the Pranksters’ counterculture and their legendary LSD-spurred road trip across the country. The documentary features Kesey’s personal footage, audio recordings and photographs that intertwine to create an immersive cinematic experience. Director Alex Gibney, the Academy Award-winning director of “Taxi to the Dark Side” and “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,”will attend, along with co-director Alison Ellwood and special guests from the Merry Pranksters.

Full program details available at

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cinema Pacific Starts April 6th!

Cinema Pacific starts tomorrow, with aetriple-header of experimental media from Hong Kong and China starting at 6pm in the Schnitzer Museum. Further information is online. All of these events are free, and refreshments will be provided to celebrate our opening.

You can also plot out the whole weekend at .

Monday, April 4, 2011

Grunt Gallery - Vancouver B.C.

Grunt Gallery is an artist-run centre formed in 1984 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We program exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications and special projects. On this site you will see current and past work and artists' projects by contemporary Canadian and International artists. Visit site:

#116 - 350 East 2nd Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V5T 4R8
F: 604.877.0073

Call For Artists: NextStep Recycling 3rd Annual Re-Art Festival

NextStep  Recycling is holding its 3rd Annual Re-Art Festival on Sunday August 7th 2011 from 10am-6pm. 

Last year 1,000 people attend, it is estimated that 1,500 will attend this year. The location is in the downtown Eugene park blocks (where the Saturday Market is held during the summer). There will be live musical performances all day, media coverage, food and lots of art for sale.

The booth cost for an artist is $50.00. For more information about the event visit the
 Re-Art Festival website.

Project Youth Doc - Portland

Project Youth Doc (PYD) is a four-week summer video documentary program for youth ages 13-16 years old taught at the Hollywood Theatre from June 24th - July 22nd.  Students accepted into the program complete an intense course in documentary video taught by professional filmmakers, using pro production equipment, industry standard lighting, sound gear, HD cameras and Final Cut Pro equipped Macs.

PYD students create documentaries focusing on the most powerful force in our society today, their own voices, turning the camera inward to explore issues important to their lives and the lives of other project members.  Working in small teams, students go through the process of producing, filming and editing a short documentary from start to finish. PYD films will premiere at the Hollywood Theatre and students will receive a copy of their completed work on DVD. 



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