Micro Galleries: Call for PSU Student Artists
to Dec 31

Micro Galleries: Call for PSU Student Artists

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Call for PSU Student Artists:

Littman + White invites all PSU students to submit small-scale artwork for exhibition in our Micro Galleries! Our Micro Galleries are three small circular windows next to the front of the Littman Gallery. The spaces are curated monthly by our curatorial intern and are dedicated to showcasing up and coming PSU student artists. If you work like to be considered for an exhibition please complete our Micro Galleries Submission form.

Please be prepared to submit the following information:

  • Images of  artwork (max 6 per artist)

  • Name your image files "LAST NAME_TITLE"

  • Titles of work

  • Dimensions (no larger than 14 x 14")

  • Media

  • Year Created

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Arts Passport 2018
to Oct 26

Arts Passport 2018

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Portland State University Students are invited to participate in our 2nd Annual Art Passport Event! We encourage new and returning students to explore PSU’s on-campus art galleries through our Art Passport Booklet. Visit all 5 campus galleries and return the completed passport to Littman Gallery to be entered in a drawing for prizes from Portland Art Museum, Artist & Craftsman Art Supply, and Portland Center Stage! The Event runs Viking Days through Portland State of Mind (September 20th - October 26,2018.)

Pick up your booklet today at Littman Gallery (SMSU 250)

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting PSU students, Littman + White Galleries, and the Portland art community!


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Littman + White is hiring a Preparator!
to Aug 10

Littman + White is hiring a Preparator!

PSU’s Littman + White Galleries is hiring

a Preparator! (Portland State University Students only)


Applications Close: Upon until filled, Priority deadline: August 10, 2018

Job status: 9 hours per week, 48 weeks per year

Start Date: August 20, 2018

Compensation: $12.00 per hour


Job Description

The Littman + White Galleries are student-run exhibition spaces at Portland State University. Our mission is to provide the tools for a critical experience of visual culture through comprehensive contemporary art programming. We envision the Littman and White Galleries as centers for cultural enrichment where an indispensable art experiences is accessible to the entire PSU community. We are seeking a proactive student prepared to work in a hands-on environment.

The Preparator maintains the physical space of the gallery for the current and future presentation of artwork. The ideal candidate will have experience or interest in learning about art installation and de-installation, the ability to work with artists and curators in executing exhibition objectives, and scheduling flexibility.


Work Distribution

  • Evaluate needs and problems with the space and create solutions to safely install and de-install monthly exhibitions, oversee facilities and equipment including maintenance and lighting.  

  • Work with the curators and/or artist to determine the exhibition layout and oversee volunteers as needed.

  • Manage inventory of tools, hardware and A/V equipment, working with the curators to and/or artist to determine exhibition layout, shipping and receiving artwork for installations.

  • Working occasional gallery hours and attending weekly staff meeting

  • Physical ability to lift 30+ pounds and work on ladders.

  • Improve condition of gallery walls and space between shows, preparing for next exhibit.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position is available only to current PSU Students

  • Have at least one full calendar year remaining until graduation

  • Cumulative PSU GPA 2.50 or higher for undergraduate students or 3.0 cumulative PSU GPA for graduate students

  • Earn a 2.5 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA for each term enrolled

  • Enrollment in and successful completion of a minimum of 6 undergraduate credits or 5 graduate credits per term (except summer)


The qualified candidate is also:

  • Familiar with contemporary art and has a cohesive curatorial vision

  • Comfortable working with artists

  • Experienced with art-handling and art-installation

  • Comfortable on ladders and can lift 30+ pounds

  • Highly competent in time management and efficiency

  • Able to adhere to strict deadlines

  • A self-starter

  • Innovative and progress-oriented

  • Passionate about student engagement

Please submit your résumé and cover letter through Littman + White’s OrgSync site. If you are unfamiliar with OrgSync, please visit https://orgsync.com/login/portland-state-university to set up an account. If you have questions, please contact us at littmanandwhite@pdx.edu


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you require any accommodations to perform your job at Littman + White Galleries, please contact the Human Resources Leave Manager (503-725-9686).  For more information regarding reasonable accommodations, please refer to Portland State University’s Reasonable Accommodation/Access Policy (https://www.pdx.edu/ogc/adopted-policies).

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Beyond Silk and Ink: A Conversation on the State of Contemporary Asian and Asian-American Art
6:00 PM18:00

Beyond Silk and Ink: A Conversation on the State of Contemporary Asian and Asian-American Art

White Gallery presents

Beyond Silk and Ink: A Conversation on the State of Contemporary Asian and Asian-American Art

Ralph Pugay
Lilian Ongelungel
Takahiro Yamamoto

Friday, May 25
6–8 PM

Smith Memorial Student Union
Room 238, Browsing Lounge

As part of Portland State University’s Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month programming, PIAAA and Littman + White Galleries present “Beyond Silk and Ink: A Conversation on the State of Contemporary Asian and Asian-American Art.” Co-curators Mui Easland and Andrew D. Jankowski will discuss topics and questions related to contemporary Asian and Asian-American art with panelists Ralph Pugay, Lilian Ongelungel, and Takahiro Yamamoto. 

In Western art academia and scholastic efforts, Asian and Asian-American art is too often relegated to discussions on history, with attention paid to certain mediums and aesthetics: e.g. ink calligraphy on rice paper, historic forms and landscapes, and antique ceramics. Without resources available for deeper studies, broader cultural understanding becomes exponentially more difficult to achieve. By hosting a panel on the state of contemporary Asian and Asian-American art, PIAAA and the Littman + White Galleries hope to broaden the understanding of these fields by people from PSU, Portland and beyond.

“Beyond Silk and Ink: A Conversation on the State of Contemporary Asian and Asian-American Art” additionally acts as a closing reception for Romhaur, a photographic exhibition by the Cambodian artist LOEUM Lorn, hosted as a collaboration between PIAAA and Littman + White Galleries.

Ralph Pugay is an artist and is currently the DePreist Visiting Professor in Art at the School of Art + Design. His work is represented by Upfor Gallery. 

Takahiro Yamamoto is an artist and choreographer based in Portland. He co-directs a performance company madhause with Ben Evans, and a part of Portland-based support group Physical Education with Allie Hankins, keyon gaskin, and Lu Yim.

Lilian Ongelungel an artist, creator, and lover of learning. She is Palauan by blood, Portlander by birth, and Pasifika by spirit. Some element of these identities emerge in her artwork.

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Call for PSU Student Art Submissions: 6th Annual Juried Exhibition
to Apr 10

Call for PSU Student Art Submissions: 6th Annual Juried Exhibition


Submission to an art exhibition involves a self-editorial process. An artist is called upon to survey their recent works, and ultimately, to decide what stays and what goes. The process of selection by the artist is an act of curation that will impact their own selection by the exhibition curators. For students, this self-editorial act can be as educational as the work itself.

The Littman Gallery is pleased to present its 6th Annual Juried Exhibition. Every year, the Littman staff extends an invitation to the students of Portland State University to submit completed works that they feel best represents their art practice. For each juried exhibition, the Littman Gallery’s curatorial staff invites art professionals from outside the PSU community to collaborate on selecting works to be included in the annual exhibition. This year our jurors will be Coco Madrid, Eden Redmond and Josephine Zarkovich.

This call for submissions is open to all PSU students, of any major, class standing or status. If you are interested in submitting work for consideration, please follow the below guidelines:

  • Limit of 3 artworks per artist

  • For each piece of artwork you are submitting, include the following information in the body of the email

    • Title

    • Year created

    • Media

    • Dimensions (height x width x depth) or duration (for performance or video)

  • Please name your image files as follows: Last name_title of piece

  • Images of your artwork should be a jpeg or tiff file of good quality. Please also crop your photos so only the artwork is included in the photo

  • If you are submitting 3D work (sculpture, installation, etc.), you may submit 2 photos of each piece

  • For video work, please submit a link to the video on either YouTube or Vimeo

  • We are accepting performance pieces. If you would like to submit a performance piece, please send us a video or up to 3 images of the performance, and/or a detail description outlining your plans for the piece

  • If your work has any special installation requirements or needs A/V equipment that you cannot provide yourself, please include a statement describing your needs and ideas in the body of your email

Submission can be emailed to Littman + White at submit.lw@gmail.com with the subject line JURIED EXHIBITION.  Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 PM Tuesday, April 10, 2018.


Coco Madrid is an arts and fashion writer and is an recent recipient of PICA’s Precipice Award

Eden Redmond is an artist, arts writer, and current Program Assistant for the Art Gym at Marylhurst. She formerly held positions as Communications Manager for Art Practical and Assistant Curator at the La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, CA.

Josephine Zarkovich is the co-director at Portland Pataphysical Society, editorial director at 60 Inch Center and curator at Linfield Gallery

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Reception and Artist Talk: Me, Myself + It | Anthony Hudson
6:00 PM18:00

Reception and Artist Talk: Me, Myself + It | Anthony Hudson

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Join us for an Exhibition Reception and Artist Talk with Anthony Hudson as his drag clown alter ego Carla Rossi. Anthony Hudson is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. Anthony & Carla host and program their LGBTQ film series QUEER HORROR bimonthly at the historic Hollywood Theatre, and Anthony’s new play STILL LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is in process at Artists Repertory Theatre. Its companion piece, Anthony’s storytelling cabaret LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY, is making its New England premiere at Dartmouth College in April 2018. Find out more at TheCarlaRossi.com.

Artist Talk at 6pm in Littman Gallery.

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Art + Science panel with NW Noggin: Wilderness Illuminated | Kindra Crick
6:00 PM18:00

Art + Science panel with NW Noggin: Wilderness Illuminated | Kindra Crick


Kindra Crick’s multimedia exhibition explores the intersection of the ‘two cultures’ of science and art that share a common wonder at the creative possibilities which emerge from the cross-pollination of our material and imagined worlds.

Join us for an enlightening discussion about the exhibit, the intersection of art and science, current memory research and sleep, with science-inspired artist, Kindra Crick, WSU neuroscientist and memory researcher, Dr. John Harkness and the arts-integrated neuroscience outreach group NW Noggin, consisting of PSU neuroscientist Dr. Bill Griesar and PSU professor and artist Jeff Leake.

6:15 pm -  Artist led gallery tour, Littman Gallery, (Rm 250)

6:30 - 8:00 pm Panel Discussion, (Rm 239)

Speaker Bios

Kindra Crick is a Portland-based artist who gives visual expression to the wonder and process of scientific inquiry and discovery. In her installations and layered mixed-media work she incorporates drawings, diagrams, maps, and imagery from under the microscope. Her work has been influenced by the inspired marriage of her grandparents, the scientist Francis Crick and the artist Odile Crick. Recently she joined the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at the Sitka Center. Her work is included in the LMB collection in Cambridge, England, with exhibitions at the New York Hall of Science and MDI Biological Laboratory. Her work has been featured in Science Magazine, The Huffington Post, SciArt Magazine, and on Oregon Art Beat.

Dr. John Harkness: John Harkness is a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Dr. Barbara Sorg, at WSU (Vancouver). There he investigates the role of perineuronal nets, a form of extracellular matrix in the brain, in rodent models of cocaine use. John’s research aims to diminish drug-associated memories, which likely contribute to relapse behavior. John is a founder of Rewire Neuroscience LLC, a Portland-based startup dedicated to empowering the future of neuroscience through intelligent research tools. John began collaborating with NW Noggin in 2013 through outreach and lectures, including Velo Cult, the Change Connect 4 Conference (collaborations with Kindra Crick), and Washington D.C. Congress and White House outreach events.

Dr. Bill Griesar: Bill Griesar is a Senior Instructor in Psychology at PSU, Neuroscience Coordinator for NW Noggin, and Affiliate Graduate Faculty in Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU. Bill earned his bachelor of science from the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University, where he studied visual perception, and his doctorate in Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU, where he explored the cognitive effects of nicotine in non-smokers. Bill developed and has taught neuroscience courses at PSU, OHSU, PCC, Clark College, WSU Vancouver and Lower Columbia College since 2001, and co-founded the art and neuroscience outreach nonprofit NW Noggin. He’s been recognized as an innovator by the Obama White House, and has won numerous teaching awards.

Jeff Leake: A California bay area native, Jeff Leake holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from UC Davis. Fascinated with the origin and nature of our inner landscapes, he currently works with neuroscience faculty at WSU, Vancouver and PSU to teach art and neuroscience. He is also the co-founder and art coordinator of NW Noggin an art and neuroscience outreach group. He has been all over the country lecturing and teaching neuroscience through art including several lectures on art and drugs for the Portland Art Museum, Science On Tap, and the Washington State Psychological Association. He has exhibited his art nationally and internationally while living and working in Portland, Oregon.

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