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Instructors

Berlin, Jason

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.

Bidegain, Ray

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.

Borsuk, Andrea

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.

Carmona, Ivan

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

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

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.