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Friday, October 12, 2012

Call For Artists

DIVA is doing a call for artists to participate in our January 2013 show, DIVA in Film.The exhibit will be a group show of work by local artists inspired by classic film posters and scenes in film. All mediums are welcome, the work just needs to be related to film. 

To participate, we are asking for artists to e-mail their artist statement and examples of their work to by October 24th. The piece will need to be completed by December 15th, and will be on display in the DIVA gallery for the month of January 2013.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Be a Comic Artist for 24 Hours

Be a Comic Artist for 24 Hours on October 20, 2012 at 930am to 930am October 21.

Where: University of Oregon, Art Department, room 141 Lawrence Hall (classroom in the NW corner off Lawrence Hall courtyard). Register to participate at the Art Department office at 198 Lawrence Hall and then receive a special “24 Hour Comic Survival Kit.” It is full of ideas and instructions on how to approach your 24 hours as a comic artist.

The day of Extreme cartooning allows 24 straight hours for amateur and professional cartoonists of any age to challenge themselves to write, draw, ink, and letter an entire 24 page comic in 24 hours.

Special guest comic artist, David Chelsea, will be participating in the Eugene event. David holds the world record for the most number of 24 Comic events that he has participated in. Dark Horse Comics is publishing “Snow Angel” by David, which he created during one of his 24 Hour Comic Challenges. David is an illustrator, cartoonist and the author of over 4 graphic books on comics.

The University of Oregon has just started a Comics Studies Minor this fall and they along with the Art Department and the Duck Store are sponsors of this event that is open to the public

Last year more than 2,000 professional and amateur cartoonists around the world took the 24-hour Comics Day Challenge.

For further information contact Ken O’Connell or register at the University of Oregon Art Department office. After registering you will be given a Survival Kit to help you plan your participation in the event.

This event is sponsored by the UO Comics Studies Minor, Imagination International, Inc. (Importer of Copic Markers),  DIVA, and the U of O Art Department.

Other information can be found at  If you have any question, please contact Ken O’Connell,   541.953.0190

Monday, October 1, 2012


(Eugene, Oregon) The 2013 OpenLens Festival seeks submissions by Oregon filmmakers for its ninth annual celebration of the short film genre to be held in Eugene late January 2013.  Prizes include: $500 Jury Award, $200 Jury Honorable Mention, and $100 Audience Choice Award. Submissions are limited to 15 minutes with films 10 minutes or less preferred.

Oregon resident filmmakers are encouraged to submit their best work to what has become Eugene’s premier winter film festival hosted by the Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA).  The deadline for entries is 5pm, Friday, December 7, 2012. Submission form and entry requirements are available online at: