Pedigree was a panel discussion series about art, money, and the role of college level art education.
Participating artists discussed their educational experiences, artistic processes, artistic philosophy, as well as how art school influenced their practice and effected their finances. Pedigree was held at PLACE PDX gallery, which was located in Pioneer Place Mall in Portland, Oregon.
Pedigree was free and open to the public, and it attracted artists, curators, teachers, students, prospective students, collectors, and consultants. I created the event, partnered with the venue, made promotional materials, and acted as the moderator.
The discussion inspired prospective students make more informed decisions about taking out loans to enroll in graduate school, pushed current students rethink their financial plans. It also helped educators shape curriculum around topics that were important to their students.
Pedigree: Volume 1
Artists: Katie Dunbar and Elizabeth J. Armstrong
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012
Pedigree: Volume 2
Artists: Michael Endo and Jason Doize
Date: Friday, October 12, 2012
Pedigree: Volume 3
Artists: Horatio Law, Gabe Flores, and Gwenn Seemel
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Pedigree: Volume 4
Artists: Katherine Groesbeck, Travis Nikolai, and Jamie Marie Waelchli
Date: Sunday, February 17, 2013