JASON BERLIN received his BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft and his MFA in Visual Studies at Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Berlin works in the medium of oil painting, sculpture, installation, college and curation. In 2016 Berlin started Stall Gallery as a curatorial project and is currently artist in residency at Rainmaker artist residency 2016 in Portland, Oregon. He has been in numerous art shows in the Pacific Northwest. Other locations include New York, France, and Vancouver B.C.
RAY BIDEGAIN was born in Tucson, Arizona and started studying photography in high school. At age 17 he began working on weekends for a large studio that offered wedding photography to the Hispanic community in Southern Arizona. Ray graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1981 and returned to Tucson to operate his own studio before moving to Portland, Oregon. After 17 years as a studio portrait photographer, Ray turned to fine art photography, eventually teaching himself the art of platinum printing and, later, wet plate collodion.
Andrea Borsuk is a painter whose work explores notions of beauty and destiny. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from UC Santa Cruz. She is an Art Instructor at Cabrillo College and a Visiting Lecturer at The Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon. She is the 2010/2011 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship.
IVAN CARMONA has worked in ceramics for over 18 years. He has as earned a BFA in Craft at Oregon College of Art and Craft with a concentration in ceramics. Iván has received numerous awards for excellence that includes: The Student Scholarship Award for Outstanding Academic and Artistic Achievement; “Best in Show” at the Hoffman Gallery Juried Student Show; 3rd Place at The 2015 NCECA Undergraduate Award For Excellence; The Studio Potter Undergraduate Merit Award, Providence, RI; and The 2014 Huntley-Tidwell Scholarship, attending Penland School of Craft, in Asheville, NC.
CASEY JUDY is a native Oregonian who is also a mostly self-guided world traveler. She holds a BFA from OCAC and continues to explore her love for art in her own studio practice as well as in teaching others. She has rediscovered the art of the sketchbook and how important of a tool it is to an artist. Most importantly she is taking the sketchbook and making it into a story of her travels - something that helps her keep her creativeness alive while she travels and also gives her a more personal form of souvenir.
CATHY DENNING received her M.A. in Art History from the University of Oregon, where she specialized in contemporary art, critical theory, and visual culture. Though her scholarship is quite eclectic, she writes most frequently about performance, photography, socially engaged art practices, American cultural politics, and issues of race, class, gender and sexuality. While a graduate student, Cathy worked as a teaching fellow in her department and as a curatorial fellow at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
Liz Clay is an internationally renowned textile artist who specializes in handmade felt for haute couture and other high-end niche markets. Featured in Vogue and textile publications worldwide, her knowledge and research development of fine felt fabrics is sought by fashion houses in Paris and London.
Collaborations include: Givenchy, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane for their couture collections.
STERLING COLLINS formed his woodworking practice, Hew, in 2013 where he primarily makes furniture and small wares. His work is focused on creating handmade, quality pieces to last through the ebb and flows of trends and daily use.
Before he formed his studio practice, Collins practiced architecture at an international firm based in Chicago. There he worked on the design teams for several of the tallest buildings in the world. Collins received a BArch from Iowa State University in 2008 and graduated from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2014 with a degree in furniture.
BETH CONYERS is a photographer and visual artist living in Portland, Oregon. Beth has a strong interest in both digital and historic photographic processes. The knowledge of both practices opens up the world of photography to their complementary aspects. Beth is a graduate of OCAC’s BFA program with a concentration in photography.
TAYJA DANGER is the metalsmith behind Stone Anvil. She hails from the Pacific Northwest - originally from Alaska but now calling Oregon home. She has received her BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. In her fine art practice, Tayja endeavors to creative contemporary jewelry that speaks to social issues and popular culture. Though she often makes pieces about political and feminist issues, you can also see strong botanical influences from the natural world in her work.
EDUARDO FERNANDEZ is inspired by the effects of color and light, direct observation, imagination, and a love for oil painting and drawing. He has exhibited in several Northwest venues and was the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at Portland’s University Club. Notable portrait commissions include Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, Medal of Honor Recipient Lt Cl Stan Adams and OHSU Neurosurgeon Dr.
JUDILEE FITZHUGH, Fibers Department Adjunct Faculty, is a textile artist who specializes in natural dye processes. She combines an innovative interpretation of traditional methods, hand-woven and surface design techniques, and couture construction details to create a line of wearable garments, accessories, and original art pieces that portray a single moment in history. She holds a Certificate in Craft, Oregon College of Art & Craft.
For Portland-based painter, Howard Fonda, the notions of form and content intertwine; abstraction, representation, and pattern are all strategies in his toolbox, and very often all appear in a single painting. His works challenge viewers, intuitively warping pictorial space and the figures of his portraits. Drawing from philosophy, mythological narratives, and world history, Fonda’s paintings require of their viewers a high level of attention, and deep contemplation.
SHILOH GASTELLO is a ceramic artist and instructor who resides in Portland, OR. He earned his MFA In Craft at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Spring of 2016. He has been working with clay since 2009, exploring functional and sculptural methods of making work inspired by combining Victorian and Japanese aesthetics.