Juried Student Exhibition

It's time to submit your work for the 2nd annual juried student artwork exhibition. The Porschman Foundation is generously providing scholarship prize money!

April 11 – May 11, 2018
Opening reception:
Wednesday, April 11, 4-7pm
Porschman Scholarship Recipients to be announced at the opening reception

Download the entry packet


Any PCC Cascade art student who has taken an art class for credit between Summer 2017 and Winter or Spring 2018 terms may participate. Students may only submit artwork that they created for a Cascade class.

You can submit up to two submissions comprised of:

  • One 2D artwork (framed, or work on stretched canvas must have hanging wire, clamps or clips attached to piece for mounting the work on the wall – no sawtoothed hangers. Unframed work if accepted will be hung with pins through artwork).
  • One 3D artwork (we have several pedestals available, or we may place artwork on the gallery floor).
  • One digital media artwork (titled, run time of less than 5 minutes .mov or MP4 submitted on a USB memory stick). Digital media will be shown with other digital submissions on an LED TV monitor.

The Paraton Gallery reserves the right not to exhibit artwork for any reason.

Label the artwork itself with the artist’s name, contact information (email address and phone number), a title. Indicate up with an arrow if necessary. Make sure to include the completed entry packet. The Critique Application is optional.

Artwork drop-off

Paragon Gallery dropoff dates winter term:

  • Wednesday–Friday, March 14-16, 12-7pm
  • Saturday, March 17, 12-7pm
  • Wednesday–Friday, March 21-24 12-7pm
  • Saturday, March 25, 12-5pm

During the first week of spring term, artwork can be dropped off:

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2-5pm
  • Wednesday, April 4, 9am-1pm

Drop-off at the gallery is preferred, but if you are unable to do this, make arrangements with your art instructor to place your work (with all paperwork attached) in room MAHB 205. All submissions must be in the Paragon Gallery or MAHB 205 by no later than Wednesday, April 4 at 1pm. No late work will be accepted.

Artwork pick-up

All participants will be notified of pickup dates and times by email.

Optional one-on-one student gallery chats

On April 18 at 12-3 in the Paragon Gallery our juror, Sara Siestreem will be offering a limited number of one-on-one gallery chats (10-15 minutes in length). In addition to chatting about your work(s) in the exhibit, you may bring one or two other works to discuss (no more than 3 works total). See the entry packet for details.

Guest juror

This year, our guest juror is Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos, 1976-), a master artist from the Umpqua River Valley on the South Coast of Oregon.

Sara comes from a family of professional artists and educators, and her training began in the home. Siestreem graduated Phi Kappa Phi with a BS from PSU in 2005. She earned an MFA with distinction from Pratt Art Institute in 2007. Her studio work is multi-disciplinary.

Sara's primary language is painting, but she also works in photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, video, and traditional Indigenous weaving. Her art practice branches into education and institutional reform. Siestreem created and runs a weaving program for the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, andteaches Studio Arts and Indigenous Studies Courses at PSU and Community Education courses at PNCA. Her work in institutional reform relates to curatorial and educational practices regarding Indigenous Fine Art.

Sara has been represented by Augen Gallery in Portland, Oregon since 2010. She was the recipient of a Ford Family Gold Spot Residency at Crows Shadow and a Matrix Residency in Missoula, MT. Her work has been shown at Museum of Northwest Art, Missoula Art Museum, Hallie Ford Museum, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, The Whatcom Museum of Arts, The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Museum of Contemporary Native American Art, Grants Pass Museum of Art, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Evergreen Longhouse, Newport Visual Arts Center, Spaceworks Gallery, Littman Gallery, Archer Gallery, Royal Nebeker Gallery, Crossroads Carnegie Arts Center, COCC, OSU, 1Spot Gallery, Jacobs Gallery, Columbia City Gallery, Pratt, Mark Wooley Gallery, Modern Zoo, The Life Gallery, Zeitgeist Gallery, Pip Gallery, and City Center Gallery.

Her work also figures in The Bonneville Power Administration Native Art Collection, Propel Insurance Collection, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Art Collection, The Hallie Ford Museum, The Missoula Art Museum, Native American Student and Community Center at Portland State, The Portland Art Museum, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portable Works Collections, as well as private collections around the world.

She lives and works exclusively in the arts in Portland, Oregon.