Art Beat 2011 is almost here! Come and join for an outstanding variety of events at this, PCC’s 24th Art Beat.
- May 9 - May 13
- All campuses and Southeast Campus.
- All events are free and open to everyone.
We are proud to announce our Featured Artist and Art for 2011: Marie Watt will be presenting PCC with her work "Susan B. Anthony."
In addition to our Featured Artist, Marie Watt, performances this year include music and more from the Oregon Universal Zulu Nation, puppetry by Dragon Arts Studio, and dozens of discussions and workshops by local artists. Select a campus to see the schedule for each location. We hope to see you soon!
Featured Artist: Marie Watt
Marie Watt is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Portland, Oregon. Formally, her work draws from Indigenous design principles, oral tradition, biography, and history.
Watt uses materials that conceptually attached to narrative; in particular, exploring the stories connected with commonplace woolen blankets. Watt’s work can be seen at the Seattle Art Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Portland Art, Museum, and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Watt has been honored with a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship (2010), Bonnie Bronson Fellowship (2009), Anonymous Was A Woman fellowship (2007), a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship (2006), an Eiteljorg Museum’s Contemporary Native American Artist Fellowship (2005) and the Seattle Art Museum Betty Bowen Award (2005). ...more
She has been the recipient of multiple Project Grants and Professional Development funding from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, as well as a 2004 Oregon Arts Commission Artist Fellowship. Watt is represented by PDX Contemporary Art and Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA.
She has exhibited at heralded Portland venues including the Marylhurst Art Gym, the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, and the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis and Clark College. Nationally, Watt has exhibited in shows at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s George Gustave Heye Center in New York, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Institute of American Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Watt has created prints with Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Tamarind Institute, and the Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology. Watt was awarded full fellowships to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1995 and the Vermont Studio Center in 2000. Watt holds an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art (1996), a BS in Communications and Art/Art History from Willamette University (1990) and an AA in Museum Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts (1994).
She taught for 9 years as a full instructor at the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College.