• The Word Hand: Research | Rehearse at Weiden + Kennedy

    A collaborative drawing project by Linda Austin, Pat Boas and Linda Hutchins

    May 16 - 29, 2014, open 9 am - 6 pm weekdays

    Weiden + Kennedy, 224 NW 13th Avenue, Portland, OR

    Exhibition/Residency Description:

    Dancer Linda Austin and visual artists Pat Boas and Linda Hutchins collaborate to explore what happens when drawing is placed in a visibly time-based context and ritualized as record and residue of movement. In their developing series of performative wall drawings, The Word Hand, the artists harness language as a generative force for drawing. Its many manifestations -- the movement and choreography of writing, the sound and cadence of speaking, the shapes of letterforms -- provide multiple points of intersection between movement, sound, and visual elements. For this exhibition/residency, they will use the Wieden+Kennedy space as a laboratory to test their drawing and movement ideas. They can be seen working in the space 4-6 pm Thursdays and Fridays, May 16, 22, 23, and 29.

    The Word Hand is funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and benefited from a Caldera Artist Residency in 2013. It will be presented by Performance Works NorthWest October 23-26, 2014 as part of its Alembic Co-Production series.


  • All the News That's Fit to Print at CCA Santa Fe

    One of my series of drawings from the New York Times, "All the Heads on the Front Pages of the New York Times, 2001," was included in the exhibition, "All The News That's Fit to Print" at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, January through March 2014. Curated by Santa Fe-based artist Donna Ruff and CCA's Erin Elder, the exhibition brought together several artists whose work I've been familiar with and also some who are new to me. It closed on March 31 with a stimulating panel discussion that included Donna Ruff, New York-based artists Adam Simon and Elissa Levy and myself. Check out the first press report in the New Mexican/Pasatiempo.

    All the News That’s Fit to Print

    A.J. Bocchino, Adam Simon, Donna Ruff, Elissa Levy, Francesca Pastine, Fred Tomaselli, Guy Richards Smit, Lauren DiCioccio, Pat Boas, and Shanti Grumbine.

    Jan. 24 - March 30, 2014

    Spector Ripps Project Space, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • Collaborative Drawing at Caldera + RACC Grant

    For ten days this December, dancer Linda Austin, visual artist Linda Hutchins and I worked in the studio at Caldera near Sisters, Oregon, developing a collaborative drawing/performance project that we will present/exhibit at Performance Works NortWest next November. While there, we learned we had received a grant from Oregon's Regional Arts and Culture Council to support the project. Thank you, Caldera and RACC!

  • Passing the Sash to 2013 Bronson Fellow Wynne Greewood

    At an award reception at Reed College tomorrow night I'll join the ranks of past Bronson fellows to welcome the 2013 recipient, Wynne Greenwood. It will be a great honor to "pass the sash" on to Wynne, an amazing interdisciplinary artist based in Seattle. My fellowship year has gone by quickly, with traveling, residencies and a beautiful new studio. While at Reed, check out my "NYT Little People" series, on exhibit in Elliot Hall.

  • Jentel Artist Residency Fellowship, Summer 2013

    I have been awarded fellowship by the Jentel Artist Residency Program for a month-long residency in summer 2013. This  retreat for artists and writers is located on a working cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley approximately 20 miles southeast of Sheridan, Wyoming. 

  • Unalphabetic at PDX Contemporary Art

    PDX Contemporary Art is ringing in the New Year by giving the gallery to Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts from January 3rd to January 19th for the exhibition of prints produced under The Ford Family Foundation's "Golden Spot" residency. 

    On exhibition are print works by Pat Boas, Arnold J. Kemp, Eva Lake, Susan Murrell, Jenene Nagy and Storm Tharp.

    Set at the base of the Blue Mountain foothills in Eastern Oregon, the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts was founded in 1992 by painter James Lavadour to provide opportunities to Native Americans through artistic development. In 2010 Crow's Shadow was one of three Oregon nonprofit organizations to receive a Golden Spot grant from the Ford Family Foundation, so named because each institution is located in a scenic region of the state. Under the Golden Spot residency Crow's Shadow provides a series of two-week printmaking residencies for Oregon mid-career visual artists guided by Tamarind Master Printer Frank Janzen.

    January 3, 2013 - January 19, 2013
  • Pollock Krasner Fellowship for Byrdcliffe Artist Residency, July 2012

    This July, after a stop in New York City, I'll be working for a month at the Byrdcliffe Artist Residency in Woodstock, NY. Byrdcliffe annually hosts artists, writers, composers and musicians. 

    The history: In the winter of 1902, construction of the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony began on Mount Guardian just outside the hamlet of Woodstock, NY. By the time it was completed in 1903, 30 buildings stood, comprising what has been referred to as a "textbook example" of a utopian Arts and Crafts Community. Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead(1854-1929), the son of a wealthy mill owner from Yorkshire, England, had come under the influence of utopian ideas when he studied with Ruskin at Oxford and later traveled with him in Europe. It is from Whitehead's vision to found his own "brotherhood of artists" community that Byrdcliffe owes its existence.

  • 2012 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship

    In a phone call late one rainy night, Christine Bourdette delivered some completely unexpected news: I have been awarded the 2012 Bonnie Bronson Fellow. The Fellowship was founded in 1991 by friends who wished to honor artist Bonnie Bronson's memory with an award that would further the development of an artist living in Oregon or Washington. Past fellows include Nan Curtis, David Eckard, MK Guth, Marie Watt and a host of well-known Northwest artists (Christine herself was the first). The Bronson Collection Fund for the purchase of art by Bronson Fellows complements the Fellowship award. Six of the "NYT Little People" series have been been added to the collection, which is on long-term loan to Reed College and exhibited throughout the campus..