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Paragon Arts Gallery Student Exhibition Online 2020

Welcome to the Paragon Arts Gallery 2020 Online Student Exhibition!

Recent artwork by Portland Community College Cascade Campus Arts Students, juried by Ted Smith.

The Paragon Arts Gallery at Portland Community College, Cascade Campus moves ONLINE for the fourth annual juried exhibition of works from PCC Cascade arts students. Guest juried by Ted Smith of the Portland Art Museum and KMHD radio, the exhibition features both selected student art as well as a salon-style showcase of 2D, 3D and new media work by students made in the past year at PCC Cascade.

  • Opens online Friday, May 15, 2020
  • Awards announced Friday, May 22, 2020 on the website.
Guest Juror: Ted Smith

Ted Smith has generously welcomed visitors to the Portland Art Museum for 12 years. He frequently gives tours on African American art and history. You can hear him on KMHD radio on Friday afternoons as the legendary Baby Boomer who gets your weekend started with the “Soulful Strut.” In addition to selecting student work for prizes, Ted Smith will offer optional “gallery (video) chats” with students interested in discussing their work further.

Juror’s choices

I have a lot of hope for humanity when I look at this work in the student exhibition. It is all so positive and hopeful — the messages to me from what you all create. I wish I was able to see it in the Gallery. In a time of a pandemic, as we advance now, especially culturally, we need more creative thought like this that is beyond the verbal. — Ted Smith

Xiaoqiong Wu, A Seasonal Tree (Juror’s Choice – Painting and Mixed Media AND Overall Exhibition choice!)

Xiaoqiong Wu, A Seasonal Tree, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 28" x 22"

Janice Archer, Van Gogh’s Bedroom (Juror’s Choice – Ceramics and Sculpture)

Janice Archer, Van Gogh's Bedroom, 2019, ceramics, 6" x 14" x 6"

Arin Jenkins, Appropriate (Juror’s Choice – Drawing and Collage)

Arin Jenkins, Appropriate, 2019, prisma colored pencils, watercolor graphite, and watercolor on paper, 20" x 26"

Amanda Richardson, Bisabuela con Abuela (Juror’s choice – Printmaking)

Amanda Richardson, Bisabuela con Abuela, 2020, screen print, 14" x 11"

Max Santiago, Raindrops (Juror’s choice – Photography, Digital Art and Video)

Max Santiago, Raindrops, 2020, digital photograph

Ceramics and Sculpture
  • Rachael Zeller, Bottle, 2020, stoneware, colored slip, cone 10 glazes, 7" x 4" x 4"
  • Rachel Zeller, Raku Tea Bowl, 2019, stoneware, colored slip, clear glaze, raku fired, 3" x 4.5" x 4.5"
  • Katherine Wood, Rainy Day RX, 2020cast wax (pill bottles), found objects (umbrella, vegetable cellulose capsules), plastic cord, 36" x 30"
  • Ruby Nelson, Cup with Thorns, 2020, wheel throwing, hand building, clay, glaze, 4" x 5" x 3"
  • Ruby, Nelson, Vase with Thorns, 2020, wheel thrown and hand-built clay, glaze, 8" x 5" x 6"
  • Shania Sweet, The Woman in the Bottle, 2020, wheel throwing clay, glaze, and laser glaze etching, 3.5 "x 2.5" x 1.75"
  • Janice Archer, Scary Dream (view of one side), 2019, ceramics, 5.5" x 10.5" x 8.5"
  • Janice Archer, Scary Dream (view of another side), 2019, ceramics, 5.5" x 10.5" x 8.5"
  • Janice Archer, Van Gogh's Bedroom, 2019, ceramics, 6" x 14" x 6"
  • Lila Head, Joint Creation, 2020, book board, decorative paper, rhinestones, watercolor on bristol paper, LED lights, 7.8" x 6.9" x 6"
  • Leila Piazza, Chattered Shino Vase, 2020, mac-10 clay fired at cone 10, 6" x 5" x 5"
  • Leila Piazza, Earthen Teapot, 2020, mac-10 clay fired at cone 10, copper wire, 7" x 6.5" x 6.5"
  • Dora Morin, Cup and Saucer, 2019, recycled clay, 6" x 3" x 3"
  • Dora Morin, Origami Crane, 2019, recycled clay, 5.5" x 12.25" x 8"
  • David, Mijango, Ice Storm, 2020, cotton fabric, plastic, wire, 52"
Drawing and Collage

 

  • Finn Oviatt, Teenager, 2020, graphite, ink pen, and magazine clippings on paper, 11" x 8 3/4"
  • Arin Jenkins, I'm Awake, 2019, charcoal on paper, 24" x 18"
  • Arin Jenkins, Sweet Opium, 2020, prisma colored pencil on paper, 18" x 13"
  • Shania Sweet, The Baby, 2019, charcoal and conte on paper, 24" x 18"
  • Shania Sweet, Arnold, 2019, pen on paper, 18" x 24"
  • German Amaya, Tribute to the 100 Year Anniversary of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231, 2019, pigma micron black and red archival ink, black acrylic paint, 24" x 18"
  • German Amaya, Triangle Self Portrait, 2019, black acrylic paint on cut triangles of paper, glued to paper medium, 17" x 14"
  • German Amaya, The Grass Bitch, 2019, individually painted paper, cut and glued, in triptych layout, 7.5" x 36"
  • German Amaya, Scribble Portrait Selena Quintanilla , 2019, pigma micron black archival ink on strathmore drawing paper, 24" x 20"
  • German Amaya, Damian Lillard's The Shot, 2020, pigma micron black archival ink on Strathmore drawing paper, 18" x 24"
  • Maryea Torrey, Cultural Zeitgeist, 2019, collage, ink, assemblage, 25" x 20"
  • Maryea Torrey, Global Fiefdom, 2020, collage and ink, 18" x 24"
  • Maryea Torrey, Revere Your Intuition!, 2019, collage, ink, cloth, foil, assemblage, holographic paper materials, 18" x 24"
  • Maryea Torrey, Ritual, 2019, charcoal, conte, ink, paper layers, 18" x 24"
  • Joey DeSilva, Rooster Ink, 2020, graphite, ink & watercolor, on watercolor paper, 16" x 12"
  • Arin Jenkins, Appropriate, 2019, prisma colored pencils, watercolor graphite, and watercolor on paper, 20" x 26"
  • Arin Jenkins, Fido, 2020, prisma colored pencils on paper, 24" x 18"
  • Wren Ingber, Rooted, 2020, graphite pencils, 24" x 15"
  • Wren Ingber, Howard, 2020, charcoal pencil and graphite pencil, 22" x 12"
  • Rey Nolan, Lune, 2020, colored pencil and graphite on paper, 24" x 18"
  • Rey Nolan, Identity Theft, 2020, graphite on paper, 14" x 11"
  • August Mollet, loving the self is a difficult journey, 2020, charcoal, conte on paper, 24" x 18"
  • Aimee Brentnell, Miles Johnston Drawing Challenge, 2020, graphite, 2B pencil, sharpie, micron, 12" x 9"
  • Aimee Brentnell, Alien Cannibal Apocalypse, 2020, microns, watercolor markers, 2B pencil, white charcoal on a skateboard deck, 32" x 8.5"
  • Dell Kory, New Skin, 2020, gel pen, black paper, 12" x 9"
  • Hannah Fewster, Toad’s Story, 2020, pencil, pen, and colored pencils, 10" x 8"
  • August Mollet, YOU LOVE THE PAIN UNTIL YOU BURN OUT, 2020, ink pen, charcoal, crayons, conte on paper, 18" x 24"
  • Nicole Reich, I Caught The Jazz Virus, 2020, bic pen on paper, 24" x 18"
  • Rowan Sonberg, Willow and Gabija, 2020, ballpoint pen and colored pencil on paper, 8" x 5 1/2"
  • Rowan Sonberg, Core (detail), 2020, the entire contents of a ballpoint pen on paper, 11" x 9" detail
  • Lou Jenkins-Law, Green Knight Woman, 2020, sumi ink, pastel, and crayon on news print, 24" x 18"
  • Lou Jenkins-Law, Orange Woman, 2020, paint pen, ink, watercolor on paper, 20" x 10"
Painting and Mixed Media

 

  • Madeline Guidone, Juxtapositions, 2020, acrylic paint and airbrush on canvas, 20" x 30"
  • Tuesday Jones, Untitled, 2019, acrylic paint on bristol paper, 4 individual pieces of paper, each 24" x 18", 48" x 36" total
  • Samara Andre, you Trippin B, 2020, acrylic paint, 20" x 16"
  • Samara Andre, Bad Bush, 2020, acrylic paint, 16" x 20"
  • Jade Kroskey, Mama Des, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 18"
  • Jade Kroskey, Happy Mando, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 20"
  • Jade Kroskey, Pollock x Michelangelo, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24"
  • Maryea Torrey, Sip On This!, 2020, acrylic paint, 6" x 8"
  • Katherine Wood, Pandemic Painting 2, 2020, acrylic paint and ink on canvas, 16" x 20"
  • Katherine Wood, They Don't Want YOU to Vote, 2020, mixed media, "mirrored" paper, acrylic paint, glitter, cardboard letters on canvas and poster board, 42" x 24"
  • Katherine Wood, What Gives YOU Hope?, 2020, mixed media: chalk, pastel and watercolor paint on paper (upper portion), spray paint, chalk, and tape on poster board (lower portion), 42" x 24"
  • Katherine Wood, The Places I've Slept Won't Let Me Sleep, 2020, acrylic paint, canvas, wooden sticks, battery operated fairy lights and candles, 24" x 14"
  • Robin Nelson, Words Have Life, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 24"
  • Robin Nelson, Becoming, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 16"
  • Robin Nelson, Beauty Will Bloom, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 16"
  • Robin Nelson, Lion of Judah, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 24" x 20"
  • Robin Nelson, One of Many Faces, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 24" x 20"
  • Bernadette Bonk, Phoenix, 2020, acrylic on stretched canvas, 24" x 18"
  • Bernadette Bonk, The Journey, 2020, acrylic on stretched canvas, 24" x 18"
  • Bernadette Bonk, Unlikely Friends, 2019, acrylic on stretched canvas, 30" x 24"
  • Bernadette Bonk, Cherished Memories, 2019, acrylic on stretched canvas, 24" x 18"
  • Bernadette Bonk, Morgaine, 2019, acrylic on stretched canvas, 24" x 18"
  • Jennifer Austin, Lovers in the Sky of Nice, 2019, acrylic on wood, 30" x 24"
  • Jennifer Austin, The Red Tree House (1890), 2019, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18"
  • Jennifer Austin, La Vie en Rose, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"
  • Jennifer Austin, Second Time Sitting in First Class, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18"
  • Jennifer Austin, It Will Be Okay, 2020, acrylic on cotton canvas, 12" x 9"
  • Arin Jenkins, Sappho Knows the Hyacinth, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 30" x 24"
  • Xiaoqiong Wu, A Seasonal Tree, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 28" x 22"
  • Xiaoqiong Wu, Stage, 2020, non-traditional support on canvas, 24" x 24"
  • Xiaoqiong Wu, A Lady on Horseback, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 24" x 18"
  • Leó Lefèvre, how it feels to dance, 2020, acrylic paint on canvases, 48" x 36" x 2"
  • Leó Lefèvre, “no pride for some of us, without liberation for all of us", 2020, acrylic painting and paper collage glued on canvas, 30" x 20" x 1"
  • Leó Lefèvre, emotional flowers (inspired by keith haring) , 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 20" x 1"
  • Mitchel Arndt, Overfed Pig, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 18" x 14"
  • Mitchel Arndt, Dance Like Me, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 24" x 18"
  • Mitchel Arndt, Break the Silence, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 24" x 18"
  • Lou Jenkins-Law, Primary Embrace, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24"
  • Lou Jenkins-Law, Secondary Embrace, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24"
  • Joey DeSilva, Stallion, 2020, graphite, ink and acrylics on watercolor paper, 23" x 16.5"
  • Joey DeSilva, Row Boat, 2019, acrylic paint on canvas, 18" x 24"
  • Sam Naylor, Man Painting (from behind), 2019, acrylic paint, 24" x 12"
  • Gus Bertram, Blue Dancer, 2020, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 24" x 24"
  • Gus Bertram, Bathroom Painting, 2020, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 24" x 30"
  • Mitchel Arndt, Why Is It so Loud, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 24" x 18"
  • Mitchel Arndt, Skipping Mind, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 24" x 18"
  • Jareth Austin, Labyrinth, 2020, acrylic paint, metallic acrylic paint, gel pens, 20" x 24"
  • Jareth Austin, Aurelio Voltaire in Don Bluth Style, 2019, acrylic paint, metallic acrylic paint, stickers, toy rings, gel pens, 20" x 20"
  • Jareth Austin, Hades and Persephone, 2019, acrylic paint, metallic acrylic paint, and stickers, 20" x 18"
  • Jareth Austin, Never Had a Friend Like Me, 2019, acrylic paint and water, 20" x 20"
  • Jareth Austin, Dafu Portrait, 2020, acrylic paint, metallic acrylic paint, gel pen, markers, 12" x 18"
Printmaking

 

  • Amanda Richardson, Bisabuela con Abuela, 2020, screen print, 14" x 11"
  • Amanda Richardson, Brilliant Bombshell, 2020, screen print, 14" x 11"
  • Amanda Richardson, Rabid Dogs, 2020, screen print, 14" x 11"
  • Jade Kroskey, Lola Tina, 2019, relief ink on paper, 11" x 8.5"
  • Lila Head, Wait by the River, 2019, linocut on kitakata paper, 9" x 10.3"
  • Madeline Guidone, Snakes 2, 2020, screenprint on paper, 11" x 14"
  • Madeline Guidone, Snakes, 2020, screen print on paper, 11" x 14"
  • Tony Kane, Bully For You, 2019, woodcut print on paper, 12" x 8"
  • Tony Kane, Drugs, 2019, woodcut print on paper, 10" x 8"
  • Jessica Allison-Bourne, The Goddess, 2020, screen print (acrylic) on printmaking paper, 21" X 14"
  • Jessica Allison-Bourne, The Worm, 2020, acrylic screen print on printmaking paper, 21" x 14"
  • Jessica Allison-Bourne, Clawthorn, 2020, acrylic screen print on metallic cardstock, 11" x 8.5"
  • Jessica Allison-Bourne, Bern It Down, 2020, acrylic screen print on cardstock, 11" x 8.5"
Photography, Digital Art, and Video

 

  • Juliana Custer, People Watching, 2020, digital photograph and adobe photoshop
  • Juliana Custer, If There's a God, 2020, digital photograph and adobe photoshop
  • Juliana Custer, The After Hours, 2020, digital photograph, adobe photoshop
  • Juliana Custer, Kinda Cute A Little Scary, 2020, digital photograph and adobe photoshop
  • Juliana Custer, She No Longer Smiles at All, 2020, digital photograph, Adobe photoshop
  • Lindsay Franke, Body, 2019, photograph
  • Lindsay Franke, Hate, 2019, digital photograph
  • Lindsay Franke, Bag, 2019, digital photograph
  • Lindsay Franke, Stomach, 2019, digital photograph
  • Lindsay Franke, For Pain, 2019, digital photograph
  • Joshua Dupuis, Spilt Milk, 2019, digital photograph
  • Joshua Dupuis, Mom's First Haircut, 2020, digital photograph
  • Joshua Dupuis, Kids Will Be, 2020, digital photograph
  • Joshua Dupuis, Neighbor, 2020, digital photograph
  • Joshua Dupuis, Lonely Vet, 2020, digital photograph
  • Abe Eddy, Mountain, 2020, digital photograph
  • Abe Eddy, Flower Truck, 2020, digital photograph
  • Abe Eddy, Longing, 2020, digital photograph
  • Abe Eddy, Stairs, 2019, digital photograph
  • Abe Eddy, Tree, 2020, digital photograph
  • Stephen Church, Rolling Hills, 2020, digital photograph
  • Stephen Church, Peekaboo, 2020, digital photograph
  • Stephen Church, Two Towers, 2020, digital photograph
  • Stephen Church, Lair, 2020, digital photograph
  • Stephen Church, Vulnerability, 2020, digital photograph
  • Max Santiago, Reflection, 2020, digital photograph
  • Max Santiago, Climb, 2020, digital photograph
  • Max Santiago, Raindrops, 2020, digital photograph
  • Max Santiago, Into the Trees, 2020, digital photograph
  • Matt Reed, Foreshadowing, 2020, digital photograph
  • Matt Reed, Looming Over Juneau, 2020, digital photograph
  • Matt Reed, Water Still Flows, 2020, digital photograph
  • Matt Reed, Lines and Light, 2020, digital photograph
  • Matt Reed, Reaching Rose, 2020, digital photograph
  • Tanner Todd, Untitled, 2020, digital photograph, post-processing in photoshop
  • Tanner Todd, Untitled, 2020, digital photograph, photoshop
  • Tanner Todd, Untitled, 2020, digital photograph, post-processing in photoshop
  • Tanner Todd, Union Station at Sunset, 2020, digital photograph, post-processing in Photoshop
  • Rachel Pike, Quiet Mornings, 2020, digital photograph
  • Rachel Pike, Relief, 2020, digital photograph
  • Rachel Pike, Trillium, 2020, digital photograph
  • Liz Quezada, Drift, 2020, digital photograph
  • Liz Quezada, Thrall, 2020, digital photograph
  • Liz Quezada, Brace, 2020, digital photograph
  • Cannon McMahon, Bobbie, 2020, digital photograph
  • Cannon McMahon, Tree, 2020, digital photograph
  • Cannon McMahon, Vintage, 2020, digital photograph
  • Cannon McMahon, Accident, 2020, digital photograph
  • Cannon McMahon, Hollywood District, 2020, digital photograph
  • Image Description: The frame is filled with varying fabrics. The background is curtained with white and creme, the floor is white with blue, yellow, and checkered pieces. An obscured body stands in the center. A pillar of green with a center of bright red, a white body is hunched and skin protrudes from the top, the body part is unknown.
  • Image Description : A background made of cardboard is painted with interlacing black circles creating a net-like pattern. A dresser made of light wood sits in front painted with the same pattern. A white agender person sits hunched over the dresser on the lefthand side of the image. They are wearing a shapeless canvas coat painted with the same pattern. Their face is painted with white interconnected circles with black lines under their eyes. They have a shaved head which is painted with the black circular pattern. Their hand rests atop the dresser where their wrist and fingers and painted with black and white bands.
  • Image Description : In the warmth of natural light seen in the reflection of the mirror, a fat black trans artist sits naked in front of cream colored fabric and shows fluidity in their movement. Their body folds and curves with the reflected shadows.
  • Mark Bello, Covid-19, 2020, digital photograph, Lightroom
  • Joey DeSilva, Tilikum Bridge, 2019, digital photograph
  • Joey DeSilva, Moss Bridge, 2019, digital photograph
  • Chazz Goldfoot, Dark Circus, 2019, digital photograph, photoshop
  • Chazz Goldfoot, Lost in the Red Forest, 2019, digital photograph and photoshop
  • August Mollet, Quarantine, 2020, ink drawing on paper digitally imposed on photograph
  • David Mijango, Little X-plorers, 2019, computer software, illustrator/photoshop
  • David Mijango, Wood Kitchen, 2019, computer software, MAYA
  • David Mijango, Magic Snow, 2019, digital photograph, photoshop
  • James Rowat, Out of Nowhere, 2020, digital photograph, photoshop
  • James Rowat, Flawed, 2020, digital photograph, camera raw filter
  • James Rowat, Caution, 2020, digital photograph, camera raw filter
  • James Rowat, Lincoln 2020, digital photograph, camera raw filter

 

Camden Benesh, Akira, Kaneda Bike Zoom By, 2020, computer-drawn with mouse using a free online program, 3 seconds

Camden Benesh, Akira, Kaneda Bike Zoom By, 2020, computer-drawn with mouse using a free online program, 3 seconds –I love Akira and the bikes in the movie/books look so cool, I just wanted to try to animate it.

 

 

David Mijango, The Queen of Ice, 2020, digital video camera, after effects, premier

David Mijango, The Queen of Ice, 2020, digital video camera, after effects, premier — MM267 Introduction to green screen. On this project I decided to use the skills I learned from my instructor John Bills. I produced and I edited a video of my daughter using the green screen, It was a fun project from the beginning to the end. This design came from my daughter’s love of the Disney movie, Frozen. My daughter is strong, smart and independent but at the same time is very emotional and sensitive. I tried to capture all her personality in this design. My daughter loved it.

 

James Rowat, A Day in Quarantine, 2020, camera, tri-pod, Premiere Pro, 2:02

James Rowat, A Day in Quarantine, 2020, camera, tri-pod, Premiere Pro, 2:02 — I made this video in my Video Production 1 class of “A Day in Quarantine,” a short fun video I directed, filmed, and edited starring my Grandmother.

Students, thank you for your creative contributions and your hard work in PCC Cascade art classes! And, thank you for taking the time to participate in the Paragon Arts Gallery 2020 Online Student Exhibition – our first ever online exhibition!