For the last 112 years, Oregon College of Art and Craft has been an epicenter of discovery and ingenuity. With this rich history as both our source of growth, and now our foundation going forward, the students of the BFA class of 2019 embrace our futures—untitled and endless—with the possibilities they hold. As concept–driven individuals, we explore our identities as well as the experiences of others. Throughout our process of producing meaningful and impactful work, we strive for excellence in craft and innovative solutions for the conundrums we encounter.
Our class has spent the last year developing thesis works. We now need your help showcasing what we’ve accomplished. This April, we will exhibit our work at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, in Portland, OR. A contribution from you will help to fund our show, UNTITLED No. 112. With your support, the exhibition will open April 19 and run through May 12. Donations will help to cover hiring an exhibition coordinator, installation materials and exhibition vinyl, transporting work from our studio to the exhibition space, printing postcards and posters, advertising in local newspapers and at venues, plus purchasing stickers and materials for your incredible Kickstarter rewards—handmade by our students! Your support will help us share our investigations and discoveries with a larger audience.
We are the Oregon College of Art and Craft class of 2019. Thank you so much for your contribution. We hope to see you at our show on April 19!
How will donations be used?
Your help is vital for this show to come together. Contributions will cover the costs of:
-Hiring an exhibition coordinator.
-The safe transportation of our work from the studio to our exhibition.
-Advertising in local newspapers and venues.
-Stickers and materials for your wonderful Kickstarter rewards!
Thank you for supporting us! Below are examples of the artwork handcrafted by our students you’ll receive for your contribution:
After a donation is received, students from our class will contact donors for shipping information (shipping address/ P.O. box). Rewards will be shipped within two weeks after information is received.
To see what our class is making, and for updates about our show, check out our Instagram: @ocac_thesis.
Risks and challenges
-Hiring an Exhibition Coordinator: With the wide range of styles and techniques represented in our thesis class, hiring an exhibition coordinator will help us organize the work that we’ve made into a cohesive show. This is also a critical experience for us as we enter the professional art world.
-Rewards: We here at OCAC are so grateful to all of our donors! While we need funds in order to acquire the materials for these gifts, students will hand-make each reward on their own time!
-Transporting Our Work: The funds we raise will also help us acquire the resources we need to transport our work safely from our studios to the exhibition space, including hiring the vehicles we need to move our work and packaging materials to keep them safe from damage.
-Marketing: Finally, donations will go towards helping us spread the word about our show. This includes funding advertisements in local newspapers and magazines, creating signage and generating a series of posters and postcards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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