Clark Art Talks


Artist and scholar lecture series.
All events are free and open to the public.

2014-2015 Schedule

Please see the Clark Art Talks archive for a complete listing of past speakers.


Julie Alpert :: April 15, 2015

Julie Alpert installationJulie Alpert is a Seattle-based painter, installation artist, and teacher. She has a BA from the University of Maryland and an MFA from the University of Washington. Julie is the recipient of many local and national awards including a Neddy Award Finalist, Pollock-Krasner Award, The New Foundation Grant and two GAP grants. From 2009-2014, she was a member of SOIL Artist-Run Gallery. In March and April 2014, Julie was a MacDowell Colony Fellow and will be Artist-in-Residence at Clark College in April 2015.
Talk at 4 p.m. in Penguin Union Building, PUB 161

Britta Johnson & Stefan Gruber

Seattle Experimental Animation Team :: February 17, 2015

SEAT Animation Team IllustrationThe Seattle Experimental Animation Team is a loose collective of animator/filmmakers based in Seattle, WA, USA, who make independent, non-commercial animated work. The group gets together to make group films, public art projects, gallery shows, and events that raise awareness of the creative, vivacious, and passionate independent animation scene in Seattle.

Corey Arnold :: January 21, 2015

Corey Arnold PhotographyCorey Arnold is a photographer and commercial fisherman by trade. Working as a deckhand in Alaska since 1995, he spent seven years aboard the Bering Sea crabbing vessel f/v Rollo. He now captains a wild sockeye salmon fishing operation. His life’s work: Fish-Work is an ongoing series documenting the commercial fishing lifestyle worldwide.  He is represented by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon and Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, California. His Photographs have been exhibited widely and published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Time, NY Times LENS, California Sunday Magazine, Outside, Esquire, Monster Children and Juxtapoz, among others.

Samantha Wall :: November 4, 2014
Samantha Wall drawingSamantha Wall was born in 1977 in Seoul, South Korea. She received her MFA in Visual Studies at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and her BFA Studio in Art/Drawing from the University of South Carolina. She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Dirk Staschke :: October 1, 2014

Dirk Staschke SculptureDirk Staschke is a Portland Oregon artist who earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, and his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Alfred University, Alfred, NY. He has maintained an ongoing studio practice and extensive exhibition record for the last sixteen years. His work has been shown internationally and resides in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX; Icheon Museum, and World Ceramic Center, Gwango-dong, South Korea among others. In 2012 he had his first solo museum show, Falling Feels A Lot Like Flying, at the Bellevue Art Museum in Seattle WA. His current body of work explores notions of gluttony and cultural excess.

Please see the Clark Art Talks archive for a complete listing of past speakers.

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