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Show & Tell: Legal questions for designers with Bryan Wasetis from Aspect Law

Bryan Wasetis is a Portland, Or based attorney that works specifically with the creative community. He is a co-founder of Aspect Law Group and specializes in business and intellectual property law, and is also an avid supporter of community-based activities and Portland’s art and culture scene.

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Be Honest is this Saturday at Wieden + Kennedy!


The Portland State Graphic Design program would like to invite you to the 7th Annual PSUGD BE HONEST at Wieden+Kennedy this Saturday, April 30th.Along with 132 sophomores, juniors and seniors showing work, we will also have a Good Market pop-up shop, a zine release and a variety show hosted by Adam Garcia!

April 30th at Wieden + Kennedy
 Portfolios, Pop-Up Shop & Pizza & Beer & Zines & Totes
8:00-9:00: Good Nervous: A variety show exploring fear and creative boundaries
The Be Honest process is simple: show up, say hello and offer constructive feedback. The students will have their own table space and you can mingle and wander and talk with students at your own leisure. They will be so excited to meet you!
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Arlene Schnitzer 2016 Visual Arts Prize!

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Attention A+D Students
Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize 2016 | Apply Now!
First Prize: $5,500
Second Prize: $4,000
Third Prize: $3,000

The Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize is the most important visual arts prize
awarded annually by Portland State University’s School of Art + Design. It is
meant to recognize excellence in visual art created by all students pursuing
undergraduate or graduate degrees from the School of A+D.

Students must be majoring in programs in the PSU School of Art + Design
and enrolled in half­time or greater status during Spring 2016 (prior winners
of this award are not eligible). Winners will be announced in June 2016 and
must be willing and able to display and help install their work at the exhibit
held in their honor during Fall term 2016. Please note that this applies to all
A+D students creating visual work, not just those pursuing an undergraduate
major or MFA in Art Practice.

A jury consisting of School of Art + Design faculty and professionals from the
visual arts community in the region will judge the submissions and identify
the winners. Three awards will be made, though the jury can, at its
discretion, decide to not make awards should they determine that none of
the entries merit the recognition.

Entries are due on or before Monday May 2, 2016
All submissions will be via; $10 fee to Slideroom

Slideroom submissions include electronic uploads of the following:
a) A 100 word artist statement
b) A brief (2 minutes maximum) video artist’s statement that discusses the
media and concept you are exploring. This could include process, purpose,
intention and your own academic and professional goals.

c) Upload up to 7 images. An “image” presents a single work. Up to one of
the 7 images can be video or audio clips of no more than 90 seconds. Each
clip must be a single work, or taken from a single work. Multiple works
presented within an image will cause that image to be disqualified.

Exceptions: if one of the presented works is a cohesive series, then one
installation image and one detail image is permitted. If one of the presented
works is a designed campaign or packaging series or design system, then an
image of no more than 4 pieces and one detail image may be used to
represent the system. In no cases will more than a total of 7 images, as
defined above, be considered by the jury. Failure to adhere to the
requirements listed above will cause the application to be dismissed.

d) By applying, applicants agree to participate in the award exhibition the
following fall, should they be awarded a prize.

Email questions to

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GET OUT! This week in PDX


Portland is changing. As our city shifts and develops, we become increasingly aware of the things we’d miss if they were to disappear. Preserve ______. brings together 29 artists, designers and illustrators (including PSUGD grads, students and faculty) to answer the question “What would you preserve?”. Original work and lots of prints available for purchase! (Runs through May 31st)

>> Opening April 1, 6–8pm at The Architectural Heritage Center

Magentic North is throwing an open studio shindig during the Friday night of the Southern Graphics Conference! Bring something (tshirt/bandana/paper/etc) to print on and they”ll have some fun images to pull for you. Beverages, food, and art up on the walls. Details here.

>> Friday, April 1, Magnetic North (2019 SE Belmont St)

A print portfolio featuring 30 artists. This project considers the practice of publishing, collecting, and trading prints throughout history and the shifting role of the artist, publisher, and print shop within that history.

>> Friday, April 1, 6pm, at Land

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Sign Up for Be Honest!

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Be Honest Sign Up is HERE!
Enter the Showcase! Be Honest is Portland State University Graphic Design’s student portfolio showcase. It’s part portfolio show, part party, part open house, part alumni reunion, part pop-up shop, part awards show, and ALL FUN. Now accepting applications from sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Portland State University. $10 participation fee required after approval.

>> Applications Due April 8th

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