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The 21st Bonnie Bronson Fellowship Award Honoring Pat Boas
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 7:30pm

WHAT: Please join us to celebrate Portland artist and educator Pat Boas, the recipient of the 21st Bonnie Bronson Fellowship Award.

WHO: Pat Boas is an artist, writer, and educator based in Portland, Oregon. Her drawings, paintings, prints, and digital projects explore the play between words and images, the activity of reading, the nature of codes, and the arbitrary quality of the systems we use to communicate. With sources that include: children’s homework exercises, newspaper headlines, op-ed columns, web icons, crowd-sourced image banks, Shaker spirit drawings, and natural history illustrations, Boas scrambles and reshapes information to release hidden stories from familiar grammatical structures.

Born in Chicago and raised in northeastern Ohio, Boas holds a BFA in printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and a MFA in painting from Portland State University. Boas' work has been shown at the Portland Art Museum, the Art Gym at Marylhurst University, PDX Contemporary Art, and the Elizabeth Leach Gallery, in Portland, OR; the Boise Art Museum; the Salt Lake Art Center; the Nicolaysen Museum in Casper, Wyoming; Consolidated Works and the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle; the Cleveland Museum of Art, and academic galleries nationally and internationally.

Boas is also an accomplished writer, publishing articles and reviews in Art Papers and artUS, and she was a contributing editor of Artweek from 2002 to 2006. A committed educator, Boas is assistant professor of Art Practice in the Department of Art at Portland State University, where she has coordinated the MFA in Contemporary Art Practice program since 2007.

WHERE: Gray Lounge, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

For information about the reception and the Bonnie Bronson Collection at Reed College, please contact:

Colleen Gotze, Registrar and Program Coordinator
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
503 / 517-7851