MFA AC+D Announces New Program Head!
August 12, 2019
We are extremely excited to announce that after a nationwide search, Sara Huston has been appointed Program Head of PNCA’s MFA Applied Craft + Design in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies! Sara has a long relationship with the AC+D program, having taught and mentored in the program for many years before most recently serving as Interim Chair of the program.
On behalf of the AC+D Head Search Committee, Matthew Letzelter said, "The Committee truly enjoyed Sara's interviews and presentations through the search process, and she has our full support."
Sara’s breadth of experience as an artist, designer, curator, and educator, as well as her experience with and vision for this unique program, make her an ideal Program Head. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Fine Art and a BFA in Sculpture from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Oregon, Oregon College of Art and Craft, and Marylhurst. She is one half of The Last Attempt at Greatness, an interdisciplinary avant-garde studio she runs with her partner, John Paananen. The cross-disciplinary studio engages design, craft, art, and architecture. Her work explores subjects of progress, expectation, liminality, perception, value and the intersection and language of art and design. Sara is curator and member of the League of Women Designers, a member-led professional forum that aims to elevate women in interdisciplinary design.
Sara has been a steadfast leader as interim chair over the last year, and we are excited for her inspiring leadership to continue!!! Join us in extending a warm congratulations to Sara Huston!
Be sure to see MA Critical Studies Student, Jason Le, moderate Andrew Tay and Stephen Thompson's discussion of their performance, Make Banana Cry!
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is happy to present a panel discussion with scholars Christopher Ian Foster + Carmen P. Thompson!
Launch your future in art and design! Visit with counselors, admissions team members, and faculty from art and design schools for a portfolio review before applying to colleges or universities.
Join PNCA's MFA Applied Craft + Design Chair Sara Huston, faculty member and mentor Abbie Miller and artist and craftswoman Annica Cuppetelli in conversation as they delve into their individual use of both hand work and machine techniques, and share their research on the various layers of production and information that are intertwined with objects, processes, and materials, as well as their need to evolve, adapt, and establish craft in relationship to making and industry. The event will be at GMA Architects, where Miller’s ongoing exhibition serves as a backdrop for the talk.
October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
GMA Architects Office building, 240 N Broadway, Unit 203 Portland, OR 97227
This event is part of Portland Textile Month https://www.textilex.org/event/the-evolving-hand/