Pedigree was an open conversation about art, money, and the role of college level art education. I created the event, partnered with the venue, made promotional materials, and acted as the moderator.
At the panel events, 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, which was located in the atrium at the 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.
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