2nd Annual One College Virtual Art Student Exhibition

Two years ago, art students and faculty moved our creative work off campus and onto the video conferencing platform Zoom. During this time of transformation, art students at Portland Community College continued to make art all over the city, the region, and the world. Students initially worked in their homes, cars, and break rooms at work, carving out studio space wherever they could find it. And while many of us continue to create on Zoom, some students and instructors have slowly begun to return to PCC campuses, bringing energy and creativity back into the art studios that had been empty for so long.

ZOOM OUT, our 2nd annual college-wide virtual ar student exhibition is an opportunity to consider the many contexts in which artwork at PCC was made this past school year. PCC art students continue to create in a time of great uncertainty. In the context of an ongoing ecological crisis, and our national struggle for civil rights, gender, and racial equality, zooming out can allow us to think about how the art we’ve made this past year is part of this larger, global conversation. This exhibition is also an invitation to see ourselves as connected, in our homes, our art studios, our offices, and the many other spaces where we create.

To honor the art students who have been creating both at home and on campuses this past year, our 2nd college-wide virtual art student exhibition invites us all to ZOOM OUT and see ourselves as part of one, powerful creative force.

Content warning: There are works of art in this exhibition that depict violence, lynching, sexual assault, child abuse, body dysmorphia, nudity, strong language, and other works that may be disturbing.

Join us for a virtual awards presentation and a conversation with the jurors, Nat Turner Project, on Friday, June 10, 2022, at noon.

(Zoom link for the ceremony at 12 noon on 6/10.)

“We the People” – Nat Turner Project’s top 50

  • A brown, chubby non-binary person in various self portraits poses questions around identity and beauty standards.
  • There is our earth on the orange and purple background, but it doesn't seem like it is the earth we know, there are a lot of buildings with bubbles around them in the universe, and there are fishes in the space, too.
  • A gouache painting about a girl escaping as the world crumbles around her.
  • A photo in black and white of indistinct graffiti spray painted across the windows of a government building containing tall pillars and a checkered floor.
  • A painting of Selena Quintiallia using acrylic paint, pens, and a Sharpie with a rose backdrop.
  • A black and white manga representation of a woman walking through the woods.
  • A painting of a 4 year-old girl in profile view.
  • A water media image composed of abstracted orgainc forms.
  • A copperplate print in red and black featuring a crow with veins coming out of its neck and wings perched on a hand, with architectural elements and a labyrinth pattern with a man's silhouette in the background.
  • A woodblock print of a girl crouched on yellow hills behind a small, see through house, surrounded by a blue-grey forest and smaller silhouetted versions of herself.
  • A ceramic mask with a sage green glazed, made of many clay leaves to look like an owl.
  • Painting in black and white, depicting of a little girl wearing a traditional Mexican embroidered dress with a candle in front of her.
  • Painting of a man in the traditional Mexican Charro attire, with shadows cast across his upper body and face.
  • Drawing on white paper of a bottle of hand sanitizer, a cup of coffee, a pill bottle with the cap off, and a pill sitting in the cap of the bottle.
  • Pictured are twelve prints of varying, layered combinations of turquoise, orange, black, and white depicting a witch in a hat and cowgirl boots holding a staff over a shucked agave plant with her cat jumping up in excitement, while in the background is a field of agave plants, mountains, and textured sky.
  • Portrait of a young female model with her hand on her shoulder, wearing a floral robe.
  • A black and white charcoal drawing of a young woman with her hand on her cheek.
  • A man is sitting at a dining room table at night while across from him, a woman slices gimbap.
  • A dark figure in a dark room is looking out a window at a landscape in dim light.
  • This collage shows a man in dark clothes kissing a woman in a white dress.
  • A painting of a woman's very messy room: the ground is littered with trash, bottles, and kitchen wear; the woman lays on her bed in the upper left corner looking at the viewer with a tired expression.
  • A large, off-centered and wonky pot, decorated with 2D slip and glaze designs in light blue, red, and black, and 3D medallions sculpted into various shapes, glazed, and attached to the surface of the pot.
  • A black and white drawing with ink on paper of a young girl with big doughy eyes, her hair is starting to come out of her side buns and her face is sweet but fierce.
  • A painting depicting the Goddess Mictecacihuatl, coming out of her mouth is a representation of rebirth in the form of a small humanoid; surrounding her are white skulls on a black background and beneath her is the word "Mictlan" in bone lettering which is the indigenous name for the underworld.
  • Three figures, A mix of Quetzalcoatl (Feminine Feathered-Serpent deity of ancient Mesoamerican culture with a medusa head) on the left, an indigenous healer with a drum in the mid back and a zapatista warrior on the right.
  • A Self-portrait triptych symbolizing deep surrender to the creative process of unfoldment; being, becoming and unbecoming through fixed space.
  • Black and white photograph of six miniature remote controlled boats scattered within a miniature water scene with a couple of isles and mountains in the background.
  • A black and white photo of a young person staring into the camera.
  • A 3 panel drawing made with chalk pastels. The first panel focuses on the eyes, the same as the face of the child sitting up in the middle panel, and the last panel has the eyes blocked out, on a close up of the face of the child in the middle panel. The middle panel shows a child sitting with hands coming from out of the frame one holding a belt, and pointing threatening the child, the next set is holding open a bible, and the last hand is holding a makeup brush to the face of the child. Each panel has varying levels of paint splattered across them to mess up the images.
  • White background. In the middle, a bronze anatomical human heart hanging on a white wall. Red fiber yarn is crocheted and coming out of lower portions of the heart, hanging down. The red yarn has the appearance of blood dripping.
  • Photograph of a Black transgender person.
  • Photograph of a Black transgender person.
  • A painting of the backside of a dark figure in the foreground looking out a bright kitchen window in the background. The light is coming through the translucent curtains around the window. There is a kitchen sink filled with dishes. The dishes and counter reflect the bright natural light. The shadows are pure black while the light is shades of white, gray, and yellow.
  • Painting is of a non binary individual using their computer screen as a mirror. They have long black hair and are wearing a red beret and a multicolored (red, green, yellow) sweater. In their hand is the phone they used to take a photo of themself in the reflection of the computer screen. Their eyes are not on their face, but one is subtly positioned on the lens of the phone camera. The photo includes the screen and part of the keyboard of their computer.
  • An acrylic painting, mostly comprised of darker blues, of a snowy evening drive through a wooded, winding road with cars in the background.
  • A black and white drawing of three female figures sitting and turning over with a circular shape above the middle figure.
  • Two linocut prints with an Asian woman's face with the Statue of Liberty crown on her head and a torch nearby on the right side. The bottom of the print says "American" -- there are also stars around the crown area. The print on the left is in black. The print on the right is in red.
  • A rendition of Saturn eating his Son by Peter Brughel appears on the left of the screen; the right is entirely yellow and black, a pixelized image of a man washing a car appears as the background while a stick figure stands in front of a polaroid waiting to be picked up.
  • Eleven unique faces in a grid with the text , "Takes All Types" at the top and bottom of the page.
  • Painting of a couple wearing face masks in a garden.
  • French fries and chopsticks with a toothpick used to dip the fry in ketchup.
  • A watercolor painting of a bird's-eye view of a young man laying on his side clutching his stomach on a dirty green tennis court.
  • Painting of four women wearing leis. Left to right, Pro Surfers-- Keala Kennelly, Moana Wong Jones, Bethany Hamilton (lost her L arm to a shark attack in 2003), and Bianca Valenti.
  • Vivid and luminescent paint application depicting an asian woman, wearing a fur coat and bright shirt, looking off camera.
  • Drawing of a blue nautilus with purple background.
  • Color photo looking through the viewfinder of a Kodak Brownie at an old black and white photograph of a man standing behind a horse.
  • Black and white photograph of a commercial poster of a woman's face, partly covered by the shadow of a tree branch.
  • A ink and watercolor painting of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Northern Flicker Woodpecker, Great Blue Heron, Northern Shoveler Duck, Osprey, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Stellar's Jay, Red-winged Blackbird, and a House Finch against a gray background.
  • Mixed-media artwork displaying a diverse group of female-identifying individuals and their struggle to overcome injustice.
  • Drawing of a child.
  • Torri Rubi, “be the piggy” (digital video)
  • Hinata Yokoyama, “The End of Humanity” (painting)
  • Xiaolin Jiang, “Crumbling” (painting)
  • Jenni Greb, “Remnants of Rebellion” (digital photograph)
  • Juan Cervantes, “Selena: La Reina de Tex-Mex” (painting)
  • Laura Leggio DeMarco, “The Woman in the Woods” (drawing)
  • Rodolfo Garcia-Flores, “Portrait of Niece (Alana Gonzalez)” (painting)
  • Rodolfo Garcia-Flores, “Solemn Drop” (painting)
  • Emerson Mitchell, “Untitled” (printmaking)
  • Emerson Mitchell, “Thursday” (printmaking)
  • Laurie Hale, “Owl Mask” (ceramics)
  • Jae Rivera, “Las Muertas de Juárez” (painting)
  • Jae Rivera, “Retrato de Ignacio López Tarso” (painting)
  • Kerrigan Hoffine, “Getting Through it” (drawing)
  • Ashley Barnes, “Agave Witch Magic in the Fields” (printmaking)
  • Alicia Seale, “Jameesha” (drawing)
  • Alicia Seale, “Jameesha in the Morning” (drawing)
  • Claudia McNellis, “Gimbap” (painting)
  • Claudia McNellis, “Looking Out” (painting)
  • Victoria Wyttenberg, “After the War” (collage)
  • Chloe Bates, “Hey Lord, I’m Trying” (painting)
  • Stephanie McCleery, “#BlackoutBrett” (ceramics)
  • Mohave Fitzgerald, “Little Me” (drawing)
  • Wendy Adams, “Little Moon” (drawing)
  • Mae Pettit, “Rise of Justice” (collage)
  • Rachel Aguirre Lopez, “Transformation and Rebirth (painting)
  • Rachel Aguirre Lopez, “Bruja Antigua (Ancient Witch)” (drawing)
  • Jae Mccatty, “Triunity” (digital photograph)
  • Nute Callum, “Tiny Sailors” (digital photograph)
  • Ava Funches, “Self” (digital photograph)
  • Holgate, “Foundations” (painting)
  • Summer Andreasen, “My Broken and Bleeding Heart” (sculpture)
  • Shannon Correa-Davidson, “Kiki” (digital photograph)
  • Shannon Correa-Davidson, “Keyhole” (digital photograph)
  • Angelina Branson, “Dark Figure” (painting)
  • Ash Burch, “Computer Eyes” (painting)
  • Karis Bransfield, “Snowy Drive” (painting)
  • Ashley Kubena, “Moment” (drawing)
  • kimi nam, “We The People” (printmaking)
  • William Holt, “DADDY’S HOME!” (Bitsy powered browser game)
  • Keela Sanders, “Types” (drawing)
  • Sirinart Panti, “The garden in 202x” (painting)
  • My Le, “When Asians Eat French Fries” (painting)
  • Theo Glenn, “Tam: The Blue Hour” (painting)
  • Maryea Torrey, “DA-HUI Women’s Surf Champions 2022” (painting)
  • David Silverman, “Flowers” (painting)
  • Xiao Zhou, “Cyber Nautilus” (digital drawing)
  • Dean Wilson, “Photographs and Memories” (digital photograph)
  • Kentaro Metzger, “Portrait of Portrait” (digital photograph)
  • Gray Snyder, “Menagerie” (painting)

All submissions to ZOOM OUT: PCC Art Student Exhibition 21/22

Drawing awards
  • Corryn Pettingill, “The View from my Couch”
  • Nikki Edwards, “Darkness Washed over the Dude”
  • Nell Tremaigne, “a plea (to the god of putting out fires) & a plea (to the god of false starts)
  • Jenny Rahlf, “Desert Saguaro”
Painting awards
  • Jay Wade, “Mi Hermana Voy con los Cuervos”
  • Catherine Grigg, “Untitled”
  • Sam Arnholtz, “Windows – A Cityscape”
Watercolor awards
  • Seven Lanes, “Maple Leaves”
  • Deborah Clark, “Afternoon Glow”
  • Connie Colter, “Requiem – The Garden of Eden”
2D design and calligraphy awards
  • Stuart Wilson, “Convergence”
  • James Seufert, “The Fires of Obsession”
  • Tracy Nguyen, “Dual Identity”
Photography awards
  • Adam Howrey, “Dirty Boots”
  • Sarah Foster, “Kintsugi Stretch Marks”
  • Carmen Riscajche, “Nuestra Cosina”
Ceramics, sculpture, and 3D design awards
  • Phuong Le, “The Ordinaries”
  • Jasmine Pfafman, “Sky Fox”
  • Christie Burris, “The Elements”
  • Io Boerke, “Grief”
Printmaking awards
  • Steven Schiewe, “Embrace”
  • Lee Holoubek, “Pop Ghost”
  • Christina Carr, “War Never Changes”
Digital art and video awards
  • Seth Gordon, “KATastrophe”
  • Seanna Von Ins, “Cake House”

About the guest jurors

Nat Turner Project (NTP) allows artists of color to go beyond the usual initial expositions inherent in presenting art borne of marginalized perspectives to a dominant culture; allowing artists of color freedom to create or express their own language within and without the parameters of racial commodification or designation. NTP creates an environment of inclusivity, a communal harbor for artists previously silenced by institutional constraints, and actively provides priority spaces to artists of color; allowing others the privilege of viewership from an outsider role. Nat Turner Project, not just a name…

About the PCC art galleries

Portland Community College is home to four art galleries: the Helzer Gallery, the North View Gallery, the Paragon Arts Gallery, and the Southeast Gallery, each located on one of our four comprehensive campus locations in Portland, Oregon. The art galleries are dedicated to supporting education and community building through the arts.

Special thanks to our awards donor

Anonymous Donation administered by HARTS (The Humanities and Arts Initiative at PCC)