Pacific Northwest College of Art
Center for Contemporary Art and Culture

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Connective Conversations with Paddy Johnson

Apr 12, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Thursday April 12, 2018 // 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm)

About Paddy Johnson Paddy Johnson is the founding Editor of Art F City. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in magazines such as New York Magazine, The New York Times and The Economist. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2008, she became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy was nominated for best art critic at The Rob Pruitt Art Awards in 2010 and 2013. In 2014, she was the subject of a VICE profile for her work as an independent art blogger.

Paddy also maintains an active presence as a curator. In 2011 she has curated Graphics Interchange Format, a survey of animated GIFs for Denison University and in 2016 created the sequel to that exhibition, Geographically Indeterminate Fantasies for Providence College and GRIN Gallery. In 2015 she curated Mimic, a show about imitation and illusion and Floating Point, an exhibition showcasing the work of 49 columbia MFAs at Judith Charles Gallery and in 2015 and 2016 created shows for the Satellite Art Fair. She is currently working on a retrospective of the feminist artist Carol Cole with curator Emily Stamey at the Weatherspoon Gallery in North Carolina.

About Connective Conversations : Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures: Launched in 2010, Connective Conversations : Curator and Critic Tour is a key element of The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program, which honors interest in the visual arts by the late Mrs. Hallie Ford, a co-founder of The Foundation.

The Tour brings professional curators and critics from outside the Northwest to conduct one-on-one studio visits with established Oregon artists, deliver lectures, and join in community conversations. Principle goals are to enhance the quality of artistic endeavors throughout the state by visual artists and visual arts institutions, and to improve Oregon’s visual arts ecology by making strategic investments in Oregon visual arts institutions. In 2015 and 2016, the program partnership expanded to include Reed College’s Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, and Oregon College of Art and Craft.

PNCA joined the partnership in 2017.

About The Ford Family Foundation: Kenneth W. and Hallie E. Ford established The Ford Family Foundation in 1957. Its mission is “successful citizens and vital rural communities” in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The Foundation is located in Roseburg, Oregon, with a scholarship office in Eugene. For more information about The Foundation and its Visual Arts Program, please visit


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

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