Pat Boas Named 2012 Bonnie Bronson Fellow

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The Oregon Community Foundation recently named faculty member Pat Boas the 21st Annual Bonnie Bronson Fellow.

Pat Boas ’98 joins the ranks of numerous PNCA faculty and alumni as a recipient of the prestigious award honoring artists from the Pacific Northwest.

The Bonnie Bronson Fellowship Award was founded in memory of Pacific Northwest artist Bonnie Bronson ’61, who died in a climbing accident in August of 1990. The Bronson Fund has for each of the past 21 years honored an artist from the Pacific Northwest with a fellowship and the purchase of their work for the Bonnie Bronson Collection. These works are stored at Reed College and on exhibition throughout the campus. There will be a reception honoring Boas at Reed College in the Gray Lounge on Wednesday April 18, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Pat Boas is an artist based in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been shown at the Portland Art Museum, the Art Gym, PDX Contemporary and the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon, the Boise Art Museum, the Salt Lake Art Center, the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming and Seattle’s Consolidated Works. Reviews of her work have appeared in Art in America and Art Papers and a catalog, “”Record Record,”” was published by the Art Gym in 2009. The recipient of several grants and awards for her studio work, she has written articles and exhibition reviews for such publications as Art Papers and artUS. Boas is an assistant professor of Art Practice in the Department of Art at Portland State University where she is coordinator of the MFA in Contemporary Art Practice/Studio program.

Previous Bonnie Bronson fellows have included notable alumni Judy Hill ’96, Ann Hughes ’94, Malia Jensen ’89, Lucinda Parker ’66 and PNCA Faculty Nan Curtis, David Eckard, and MK Guth.

PNCA hosted a retrospective for Bonnie Bronson this last September, celebrating 30 years of Northwest influence. There are photos on PNCA’s flickr site of the exhibition, and exhibition catalogs are available at Museum of Contemporary Craft.

Image: Pat Boas, (detail) June 22, 2008, Inside the Interrogation of a 9/11 Mastermind, 2009, From the series: NYT Little People, Gouache on paper.http://untitled.pnca.edu/images/uploads/nyt-little-people-400×271.jpg

by Wayne Bund MFA '10

— Posted on 04/13 at 05:36 PM

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