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Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Eugene's DIVA Center, Friday 5:30 PM - Opening of "Visions From Within" art exhibit by current and formerly incarcerated Oregon prisoners. Then 7:30PM Saturday, “A New Poetry” series presents distinguished visiting writers, Karen McPherson, Sam Lohmann and James Yeary.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Call For Submissions
Lane County Juried Show 
Deadline: April 15th, 2013

The Lane County Juried Show was a very popular exhibit during the days of the "original" High Street and 2nd Ave New Zone Gallery in the 1980s. DIVA has adopted this show and will hold its first exhibit in May at DIVA.

The Jury: Bob DeVine, Kathy Caprario, & Kacey Joyce are this year's jurors.

Submissions: All submissions will be done electronically.

Image specifications:

1.Dimensions: 1920 pixels on the longest side
2.File Format: Save all images as BASELINE Standard JPEG. Do not save as a Progressive JPEG.
3.File Size: JPEGs must be under 1.8 MB.
4.Color space: Save images in an RGB color space, preferably sRGB.

Because of space limitations we are interested in 2 & 3-D work that will fit into DIVA's small gallery.

Artist submissions can be sent to

DIVA’s address at 280 West Broadway, Eugene.
Phone number 541.344.3482


Ninth Annual OpenLens Festival is a celebration of the independent spirit in Oregon filmmaking. This year’s event features a film critic seminar, a meet-the-filmmaker public reception, film screenings, and a closing reception and awards ceremony. The Saturday, January 26th Festival, hosted by DIVA, will be held in the UO Baker Center Auditorium at 320 E. 10th Street in Eugene.

This is the third year the Short Film/Video Competition has accepted films from across the entire state of Oregon. As the name suggests, it’s an “open” festival, with submissions from both emerging filmmakers and professionals. This year’s selections include: drama, comedy, documentary, thrillers, experimental film, and animation.

The awards ceremony will follow the evening screening and include a reception with food and refreshments provided by A Sweet Life Patisserie. Catering provided by Flavors Catering. The juried awards are for Best of Show ($500) and Honorable Mention ($250). The Audience Favorite award is for $100. Voting will take place immediately after the screening.

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Screenplay Reading at Wildish Theater

DIVA will host, for the first time in the Eugene-Springfield area, a live dramatic reading of an original feature length screenplay from 7-10PM on Wednesday, January 23rd at the Wildish Theater in Springfield.

Local screenwriters, Desiree Stratford and Al Kline, wrote “AAARRRRRRGH!” an outrageous interpretation of the real life adventures of pirate women Anne Bonny and Mary Read who sailed with Captain “Calico” Jack Rackam, who were sentenced to hang in 1720.

The free admission presentation will showcase some of the area’s most talented actors and actresses, including Emmy award winner, Mark Lewis. A Q&A session will follow the performance. The play is rated “RRRRRRRRRRR!!!!” for strong adult language.

Photo: Desiree Stratford and Al Kline by Jeff Johnston.

Friday, January 4, 2013

WORKSHOP: Art Smarts - January 26th

Art Smarts is a workshop for grandparents, parents and teachers who want to encourage creativity and artistic awareness in children. You will learn a vocabulary to teach children about their art, and a way to talk to them about the merits of their art. When they ask, "Is this good?" you will have the words to talk about their strengths and their specific style of creativity. You will also take with you ideas for art projects that you have tried yourself. Most materials will be provided. In addition, you will receive a short materials list at the first class.

The workshop will meet from 1-4 PM over four Saturday sessions: January 26th, February 2nd, 9th, and 16th and will be held at DIVA 280 W. Broadway. An advanced registration fee is $45 is required and mailed by check to DIVA, PO Box 10855, Eugene 97440. Deadline: Monday, January 21st.

Questions? Email, or call 541.344.3482 to leave a message or speak directly with Gallery Coordinator during open gallery hours 1-5 Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.

The workshop is taught by Kay King who holds a B.A. in fine art from Seton Hill University and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon. For 30 years she has taught various subjects, including art, in Eugene area schools. She is an artist who currently works in encaustics.