School of Art + Design News

Search for new A&AA dean under way

Nominations and applications are being sought for dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, with the goal of recruiting a new leader by fall 2016.

TIME selects UO art professor’s book as one of year’s best

The photo editors at TIME magazine have selected a new book by Associate Professor Ron Jude, of the UO Department of Art, as one of the best photo books of the year. Lago, the culmination o

UO grad’s design wins IDEA Silver Award

Competing against more than 1,700 entries from around the world, a University of Oregon graduate of the Product Design Program and a team at Intel won the silver award for computer equipment in the 2015 International Design Excellence Award competition.

Ucci honored with retrospective exhibit

Artist and educator Kartz Ucci is being honored with a retrospective exhibition, kartz ucci-an opera for one, at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon.

Book project presents 70 Oregon artists in their studios

A book featuring images and the stories of seventy Oregon artists and their studio spaces is now available for purchase at Portland's Monograph Bookwerks and the Hallie Ford Museum of A

Postwar Japanese prints on display at JSMA Oct. 3-Jan. 3

More than 110 modern and contemporary Japanese prints will be on display as part of the exhibit "Expanding Frontiers: The Jack and Susy Wadsworth Collection of Postwar Japanese Prints," on view beginning Oct. 3 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The exhibit, co-curated by Maude I.

A&AA welcomes new faculty members

The 2015-16 academic year introduces new faculty members to several A&AA departments and programs. The professors new to the school bring a wide spectrum of expertise and creativity in architecture, the history of art and architecture, arts and administration, and product design.

Portland murals aim to break daily routine

Images both whimsical and provocative— a flower with a lightning-bolt stem, a kitty sporting an eye patch, a baby floating in a beaker, a rhinoceros curling its lip like a pirate growling “Aargh!”—inhabit an outer wall of Miller Paint in Southeast Portland thanks to Michael Salter, director of t

Trygve Faste named Young Educator of the Year in product design

What do Hasbro toys, Scandinavian Airlines service trays, John Deere lawn mowers, virtual reality headsets, Eli Lilly medical devices, and MGM Las Vegas water features all have in common?  

Jan Zach sculpture is newest public art on UO campus

The UO campus recently debuted its newest work of public art, on the lawn between Prince Lucien Campbell and Condon Halls.  Former Department of Art faculty member Jan Zach’s 14-foot-tall, painted steel sculpture “Lady” was donated to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in 2014.

New grad creates products to improve people’s lives

Liz Zarro, a 2015 Product Design Program BFA graduate, wants to develop "products that are more than just products" and use design to improve people's lives. She designed an exoskeletal back support, called Origin, for Portland's wheelchair basketball team.

Jack Ryan named 2015 Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts

Jack Ryan, associate professor in the UO Department of Art and founding director of the CoreSTUDIO program, has been named a 2015 Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts.

Gilman Scholars: 5 of 11 are A&AA students

Five of the 11 University of Oregon students awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to fund their summer 2015 study abroad programs are students in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

Park nets Excellence in Pedagogy award

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: 2010s look forward to new A&AA home

A&AA is wrapping up its 100th anniversary this month after a full year of events, exhibitions, and celebrations. The school is now embarking on a capital campaign to imagine the future of art and design education and facilities for the next 100 years.

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