I have work in a new show starting next month in Portland, Oregon called WORK | PROGRESS that benefits the Dill Pickle Club.

WORK | PROGRESS features 24 Portland-based socially-engaged artists creating replicated works of art. Participating artists: Icky A, Brad Adkins, Moe Bowstern, Carye Bye, Bill Daniel, Dyslexxis, Harrell Fletcher, Sarah Gottesdiener, Sam Gould, Anna Gray, MK Guth, Ariana Jacob, Kendra Larson, Ian Lynam, Eric Mast, Justin Scrappers Morrison, Michael Parich, Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Brittany Powell, Khris Soden, Bwana Spoons, Matthew Stadler, Nim Wunnan and Pete Yahnke. Many have exhibited nationally and internationally, including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Boise Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum and the Whitney Biennial.

While I am not based in Portland, I touch down there twice a year minimum and have a wonderful community there. It’s my other home and I love it dearly, as well as a number of other artists involved in the show.

Thursday, December 3 | 6PM | FREE
Join us for the opening of the exhibition during the First Thursday art walk, with beer donated by Ninkasi and live music by Cape Perpetua and Niekrasz/ Jenkins Duet (of Why I Must Be Careful).

WORK | PROGRESS Dinner & Show Closing
Sunday, January 3 | 6PM | $20 General / $18 Picklers
An intimate evening, with dinner prepared by Lucy Rockwell and presentations by people who have helped the Dill Pickle Club, including: Vontundra, Eberhardt Press and Matthew Stadler. I will be in attendance at the Dinner & Show Closing.

Show info:
The Eyeful Gallery | 625 NW Everett #104 | Portland, Oregon
Wednesday – Sunday 12PM – 6PM

In other news…..
I just finished a lecture and workshop with Myung Jin Song Cruz’s Graphic Design class at Temple University yesterday. Decent one hour lecture about my body of work to date followed by a manually intensive project exploring identity through graphic expression.


I updated Portland, Oregon artist Anna Fidler’s website this week with a chunk of new images.


Additionally, I will be teaching a new class (as well as an old one) at Temple University Japan in January.

Image Making (IMA101)
In the contemporary world of graphic design, designers must be able to not only convey information, but do so in ways that are engaging and entertaining. Image Making teaches strategies for creating unique visual form to incorporate into graphic design projects. A hybrid of manual, analog, and digital processes including drawing, collage, manipulating found imagery, pattern-making, and typographic assemblage will be utilized to help students with the goal of the class: for each student to create a 100-page book of a range of form-making styles that will greatly benefit their professional portfolios.

The class will work together to explore different formal and conceptual strategies for creating new and exciting visual illustration. This class will appeal to graphic designers interested in both print and web, illustrators, fine artists, and students with an interest in editorial illustration. It will also appeal to designers and illustrators working within a signature style, as the strategies utilized will help loosen up professionals, push boundaries, and create new work.

This class is a studio class but will require a bit of homework for visual research (collecting source material and light reading).

All About Typography (TYP101)
An in-depth look at typography (designing with fonts) for both beginners and experienced practitioners. This class is a working examination of Western typography including lectures on type history, type classification, and contemporary practice.

Practical exercises, as well as in-class critiques will help broaden students’ understanding of typography practically and critically

The class will conduct projects to explore typographic styles, learn correct typesetting practices, and increase design acumen. The class will host guest lectures by some of Japan’s top graphic designers. The class is Mac-based, but will apply equally to PC-based environments.