Prize for empowerment!

Posted on Apr 14th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

The PSU School of Art + Design Prize for Empowerment is looking to fund one art project that promotes diversity and equity within the School of Art + Design and beyond. This award will go towards supporting a yet to be realized art project that celebrates the identity and amplifies the voices of LGBTQIAP and/or people of color.
The 1st Prize winner will receive a $300 cash prize and an opportunity to show their work in the Art Building, as well as a feature on the Art + Design website. Honorable mention prizes will be given to two other deserving applicants.
* Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled at PSU’s School of Art + Design in Art Practices, Art History, or Graphic Design at the time of application in order to be eligible.
* Applicants must have a valid email address in order to fill out the application.
* Applicants should propose a project that they plan to realize before the end of Spring Quarter.
* Applications from LGBTQIAP and/or people of color are highly encouraged.
* Applications from collaborative teams are welcome.
One winner will be selected to realize their project by a jury comprised of distinguished members from the School of Art + Design community. Applicants to the award will be notified of the results via email by May 5th; at which point, an agreement for disbursement of funds and presentation of the project during the 10th week of Spring Term 2018 will be arranged with the 1st Prize winner. Delivery of honorable mention prizes will also be arranged at this time.
DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 5PM
Contact Samantha Peters (they/she) at for questions
Click here to apply

Workshops with Precious Bugarin!

Posted on Apr 9th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Learn printing and binding tips and tricks! Register HERE!

Get portfolio ideas from her collection of printed ephemera
Tuesday, May 8th at noon, room 320

$25, space limited, paper and adhesive included

Typography Bootcamp, flex those type muscles
For nerds, novices + experts—those of us who like to relax and flow copy! Register HERE!
• Focus on letter, word and paragraph exercises
• Timeout to do simple type exercises, look deeply at details and practice / challenge our current type / type usage points of view
• Smaller exercises building up to solving larger type problems

Prereq / ART 254 if you are a student
Curriculum guide included

Friday, May 11
$30 early bird with code EARLYBIRD until 4.16 / $40 after
Space limited

Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize! Deadline April 27th!

Posted on Apr 9th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Applications are open now for the 6th Annual Arlene Schnitzer Visual Artist Prize. The Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize is the single most important award offered in the school.

1st Prize $5,500
2nd Prize $4,000
3rd Prize $3,000

DEADLINE: Friday, April 27th, 2018 at midnight

Thursday, April 12th, 2018 – noon
Art Building 260

You must be a student at the application deadline who was at least half-time at PSU AND enrolled in one of the undergraduate majors offered by the School of Art + Design or its graduate degree programs. Prior winners cannot apply again. All award winners are required to participate in the Fall 2018 award exhibition. Prizes are considered taxable income.



Show & Tell: Ben Barry

Posted on Apr 9th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

This Thursday, join us for a Show & Tell with Ben Barry!

Ben is an American graphic designer dividing his time between Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California. He currently leads design for OpenAI, and is the founder of the design studio Nonlinear. Previously, as one of the first communication designers to join Facebook’s team in California, his focus was on developing Facebook’s internal culture, voice and brand. Most notably, he cofounded the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory, an internal print studio and art program. Before Facebook, Ben, a graduate of the University of North Texas, worked for the design firm and screen printing shop The Decoder Ring in Austin, Texas. There he honed his skills working with a range of clients, designing packaging, merchandising and a lot of screen printed posters. He is also an alumnus and advisor of John Bielenberg’s experimental design education program, Project M, where he explores the role designers can play in encouraging social change.
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Field Trip Friday: Poler!

Posted on Apr 9th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Let’s go to POLER!

Registration Required

Poler Outdoor Stuff is a brand created to bridge the gap between sports and traditional outdoor activities, recognizing that a modern active outdoor lifestyle encompasses them both. Poler makes stuff for the roamers and seekers, gear that is both fun and functional and suited for everday use in the city as well as your next trip into the wild.

Tour will be lead by PSUGD alumni and Poler Art Director Zack Franceschi with a chance to speak with Creative Director Benji Wanger.

This tour is open to PSUGD students as well as CORE students interested in Graphic Design majors.

Please meet at 123 NE 3rd AVE SUITE 004 (THIS IS NOT THE STORE DOWNTOWN 🙂
There is a paid parking lot on the 2nd Ave side of the building if you are driving, but easily reached by bus as well!

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