School of Art + Design News

John Park awarded Herman Award for Excellence in Pedagogy

John Park, career instructor in the UO Department of Art’s Digital Arts Program, has been awarded the Thomas F. Herman Award for Excellence in Pedagogy.

Centennial: 2000s expand to White Stag Block

In fall 2008, the University of Oregon completed its move into the White Stag Block (WSB), a refurbished facility that merges parts of three historic buildings in downtown Portland.

Muenchinger wins Fulbright to China

Product Design Program Director Kiersten Muenchinger will spend the 2015-16 academic year researching design innovation and teaching at Hong Kong Polytechnic as a Fulbright Fellow in Teaching and Research.

Sonja Ellicott named Ray Hawk Award winner

Product Design Program undergraduate Sonja Ellicott will be awarded the Ray Hawk Award at the University Awards Presentation on Saturday, May 16, in the EMU Ballroom.  

The Watershed to host BFA photography exhibition May 1

The Gallery at the Watershed is hosting an exhibit showcasing works by the graduating BFAs in photography.

Product Design students competing in North Carolina exhibition

The University of Oregon’s Product Design Program has teamed up with furniture company Groovystuff, of Dallas, Texas, on an education-to-industry cross-cooperative partnership in “The Groovystuff by Design: Connecting Education with Industry Challenge.” Groovystuff is cosponsoring thirteen UO st

MFA exhibition May 8-31 in Portland

The 2015 University of Oregon MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring work by ten Departme

Centennial: 1990s consolidates spaces

In the fall of 1987, the Oregon Legislature approved $8.03 million for a long-awaited “Architecture and Allied Arts Addition and Alteration” project at UO.

Faste, Swanson collaboration opens April 16 at Bellevue Arts Museum

Collaborative works by Assistant Professor Trygve Faste, in the UO Product Design Program, and Instructor Jessica Swanson, in the Department of Art, are featured in an upcoming exhibit at the

Warpinski exhibits in Evanston, Illinois, and Portland, Oregon

Professor Terri Warpinski opened a show, “Liminal Matter: Fences,” in Portland at the gallery at Passages Bookshop on Saturday, April 4.

Collaborative exhibition opens April 11 at Pacific Sky Exhibitions

Artist, filmmaker, and designer Vincent Angel and writer Sommer Browning have collaborated on the upcoming exhibition Parker Venus Daylight, which opens April 11 at Pacific Sky Exhibitions, 180 West 12th Avenue, in Eugene.

Vandenburgh work provides ‘bravura moment,’ critic says

Artist-educator Laura Vandenburgh “delivers [a group] show’s one true bravura moment,” writes art critic Richard Speer in art ltd. about “Constructs,” a recent exhibition at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon.

Work by UO art faculty receives wide exposure internationally

From coast to coast and beyond, UO Department of Art faculty members have a number of major openings in March. All exhibiting brand new work, these shows display the rigor that UO faculty members bring to the art world.

Product design students win IDSA scholarship, merit award

Two Product Design Program bachelor of fine art candidates were honored recently for their work by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), earning invitations to the Western District Conference April 10-11 in San Jose, California.