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Monday, February 27, 2012


Friday, March 9th, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm the Oregon Arts Commission will be sponsoring a workshop on how to propose and complete a public art commission. The presenters will be Lee Imonen, Ellen Tykeson, Saralyn Hilde, Isaac Marquez, Christian Jimenez and Francisco Salgado.  

This workshop is free and open to the public. This workshop is located in Building 10, Room 109 on the LCC Main Campus,

Friday, February 24, 2012

Online publication explores the Oregon arts scene

The Oregon ArtsWatch is a non-profit arts and culture journalism project that explores the arts and their intersection with the wider culture in Oregon and the Northwest. Click2Access: 

Ian Clark's "Country Story"

COUNTRY STORY (teaser no.1) from IAN CLARK on Vimeo.

Oregon filmmaker Ian Clark, will screen and discuss his latest feature film,  "Country Story"  at 7PM Monday, February 27th in 115 Lawrence Hall  on the University of Oregon campus. DIVA was please to host Ian Clark, as a guest filmmaker, in December 2010 with a screening of his film "Pool Room". 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival

The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (a.k.a. POWFest) is excited to announce the programming highlights of our upcoming 5th Anniversary festival scheduled to take place March 8 – 11, 2012 at the Hollywood Theatre.

As the only film festival in Portland exclusively dedicated to showcasing films directed by women and encouraging women to take on the director's chair; we are one of only a handful of festivals in the U.S. dedicated to women-directed film. With each year, the festival has continued to grow. Attendance has more than doubled and ticket sales have increased by 75%, exposing more works by women to the film-going community.

Jurying submissions of over 400 films from female filmmakers around the world, POWFest organizers strive to include a broad collection of films by a range of filmmakers that include first-timers to veterans who have been working in cinema for many years. Over 30 directors will be in attendance this year! For a complete list of programming and schedule details, visit

Friday, February 17, 2012

The March First Friday Artwalk at DIVA will include a display of mixed media "little houses" made by artist Kay King and the families who participated in her Martin Luther King Jr. Day service activity offered in conjunction with the UO Youth Enrichment Program. All proceeds from the sale of these miniatures will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Visit DIVA - March First Friday Art Walk

DIVA presents BRIDGES, a progressive, site-specific installation led  by eight University of Oregon art students over the month of February. In an effort to bridge the gap between the University and the Eugene  communities, all members of these communities were welcome to come inside, interact with the students, and participate in the creation of  the interactive installation. The finished artwork is now on show. Come witness the product of true, community collaboration!

 Please visit out blog for more information at

Monday, February 13, 2012

Call for Entries: Aethetica Short Film Festival

We're looking for films under 25 minutes to screen at ASFF 2012 and it's a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers to broadcast their work to a wider audience. 

ASFF 2012 takes place in the historic city of York from 8 - 11 November. The screenings will cover a wide variety of genres and filmic styles, including: drama, documentary, animation, comedy, music video, thriller, experimental and artists' film. The films will be showcased across 15 iconic locations in the city, from medieval halls to boutique cinemas and in addition to four days of screenings there will also be a series of master classes, workshops and networking with leading industry figures.

The winner will also receive £500 among other prizes and screenings at a number of other UK festivals and the runner-up will receive £250. A shortlist of finalists will be included on the ASFF Sampler DVD, which will be distributed with the December 2012 issue of Aesthetica Magazine, an international arts and culture publication. Finalists will also be included in an editorial feature in the magazine.

Check out details online:

ASFF 2012 Submission Guidelines

- Running times up to 25mins.

- English language, dubbed in to English or with English subtitles.

- Entries to be submitted by DVD with no regional coding.

- Please include: An entry form with Order Reference Number, Director's name, country of production, running time.

- Plus full contact details including postal address, telephone number and email address.

- Your film must not be in breach of any copyright, including music or sound contained in your entry.

- Films of any genre are accepted.

Entry is £15 and the deadline for submissions is 31 May 2012.
ASFF is hosted by Aesthetica Magazine <> , which is an internationally recognised brand, with a combined online and print audience of 100,000 + worldwide. The brand engages with the arts both in the UK, Europe and further a field and Aesthetica's editorial combines dynamic content with compelling critical debate, attracting a high-profile, culturally aware audience.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Nominate DIVA for Readers' Choice

If you haven't already, and would like to do so, today is the last day to nominate DIVA as the Register Guard's  2012 Reader's Choice Award "Best Art Gallery". Visit and make your nomination - it is about page 7 of the survey.

Friday, February 10, 2012

DisOrient Film Festival - April 27-29, 2012

Mark your calendar for this year's DisOrient Film Festival in April. Visit the festival's web site for updated information. The film link above is an overview of last year's event at the Bijou Theater in Eugene.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bridges At DIVA

This Bridges show is created in an effort to bridge the gap between the University of Oregon and the Eugene communities. Facilitated by Sarah Whitling, and created by the talented students of the University of Oregon, a site specific installation is being created inside the DIVA gallery over the month of February. Any all members of the community are welcome to come, interact with the students, and participate in the installation. The installation with be finished by the end of February and will remain in the gallery through the month of March. Keep informed by visiting our blog site online.

Click2Watch Bridges At DIVA video.