PAD Member News


House for Summer by Helen LessickCanopy: Work by Helen Lessick June 7 - July 29, 2017 Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art 2219 NW Raleigh St. Portland, OR 97212 The exhibit coincides with the 30th anniversary of House for Summer, an artist-initiated living tree sculpture and permanent public artwork in the City of Portland’s Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland, OR. Related Events Reception for Helen Lessick Saturday June 10, 4 – 6 pm Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art, 2219 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR Summer Solstice Event at House for Summer June 22, 2017 4:30pm – 6:00pm Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland, OR Contact: Jeffrey Thomas (gallerist, co-curator Canopy) Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art [email protected] Artist Talk and Walkthough for Soils and Sites Thursday June 8, 2pm (subject to change; please verify with College) At Reed College Cooley Memorial Gallery 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202 Contact: Stephanie Snyder (curator, Soils and Sites) Curator, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Gallery Reed College [email protected] Related Publication Canopy: On Helen Lessick’s Trees 36-page softcover monograph with 56 images and essay by Victoria Ellison Available from the publisher, Gallery, and Reed College bookstore in June 2017 Publisher: Structural Expressionism, 2017 ISBN: 978-0-692-82837-3 Contact: Victoria Ellison (Catalog author) [email protected] [email protected] 213-304-4466


The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, part of the Economic Development Department, announces the launch of the City of Austin’s first Artist-in-Residence program. Chosen from a competitive field of staff-generated proposals in the City’s Idea Accelerator initiative, the nine-month pilot program will embed an artist within a City department to help resolve problems, provide innovative or new process improvements, and engage residents around community issues in creative ways. The City’s Watershed Protection Department has been selected as the partner department for the program’s inaugural year.   “The Artist-in-Residence Program will create opportunities for looking at City services and citizen engagement through an artistic lens,” remarked Meghan Wells, Manager of the City’s Cultural Arts Division. “Austin is widely regarded for its creative approach to governance, and we are excited to add to that legacy with this dynamic new program that champions both the City and our artistic community.” The 2017 Artist-in-Residence program is scheduled to run from March – November 2017. The selected artist will be provided with a budget of $8,750 for time spent working on the residency, and a maximum of $5,000 for residency-related expenses.   For complete program details and information on applying, please visit

Conference Panels

Public Art in the Era of Black Lives Matter Session at the College Art Association, New York Time: 02/16/2017: 10:30AM–12:00PM Location: Hilton, Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor Public Art Dialogue (PAD) sponsored session: Chairs: La Tanya Autry, Yale University Art Gallery; Jennifer Wingate, St. Francis College Symbolic Interventions, New Narratives: Challenging the Authority of the Confederate Flag Evie Terrono, Randolph-Macon College Listening to the Land/Playing Off the Crowd: Black Public Performance Interventions in Artmaking and Placemaking Arielle Julia Brown, Brown University Black Lives Matter Inside Out Project Christopher Metzger, Stevenson University Creative Justice: A Regional and National Imperative Aaron Counts, 4Culture Art in the Age of Financial Crisis Session at the College Art Association, New York 02/15/2017: 10:30AM–12:00PM Location: Hilton, Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor Chairs: Marisa Lerer, Manhattan College; Conor McGarrigle, Dublin Institute of Technology Artist as Owner not Guarantor Amy Whitaker, New York University Normalizing Deviance and the Construction of THE MARKET Mark Curran, Institute of Art, Design & Technology  Currency, Art, and Economic Crisis Elena Shtromberg, University of Utah  Artistic Interventions in Finance Derek Curry, State University of New York Buffalo; Jennifer Gradecki, Michigan State University

Dissertations Completed

Cara M. Jordan, "Joseph Beuys and Social Sculpture in the United States," City University of New York Graduate Center, Prof. Harriet Senie, [email protected]
Winter 2017 | Volume 9, Issue 1
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