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CODA CONFERENCE 2006
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THE FUTURE OF CRAFT

June 1-4, 2006

Hosted by:
Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery and Oregon College of Art & Craft

With support from:
George Little Management, LLC; Western Exhibitors, LLC;
The CraftsReport;
American Craft Council, and Bullseye Glass

CODA’s annual conference attracts the leading professionals in the craft field from a range of organizations including museums, galleries, schools and colleges, artist associations, economic, community development and state arts agencies, as well as trade associations, fairs and festivals.  This is a rare opportunity to gain valuable insights into the newest ideas and projects created by some of the most forward thinking organizations devoted to craft. Please join us and share your wisdom and experiences with your peers.

 

Thursday, June 1, 2006       

3 - 6 pm               Conference registration
                            
The Governor Hotel – Billiard Room (Hall)

Resource Table and All meetings will be on the Second Floor – West Wing

                               

5 - 6pm                First Timers (new attendees) Orientation

                               The Governor Hotel- Card Room

              Overview of the CODA Conference and the panels, presentations and peer sessions. 

              An opportunity to meet the CODA Board of Directors and ask questions.

 

5 – 7 pm               First Thursday gallery walking tour

Pearl District

A self-guided tour of Portland’s dynamic and unforgettable monthly art celebrations in the city’s most vital cultural districts (just blocks from the hotel).      

 

7 – 9 pm               CODA Welcome reception

Bullseye Connection

End your First Thursday gallery tour at Bullseye Connection, a stunning glass gallery run by one of the world’s leading art glass producers, Bullseye Glass,

reception host and conference sponsor

 

Friday, June 2  

8:30 am – 12 pm Conference registration

The Governor Hotel – Billiard Room (Hall)

 

9 – 10:15 am        Welcome

The Governor Hotel – Library Room

Tim Glotzbach, Kentucky School of Craft, and CODA Board Chair

David Cohen, Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery

Sam Adams, Portland City Council Member

 

Opening Keynote

Dennis Stevens Redefining Craft for a New Generation

Dennis Stevens’ research and writings engage the hybrid intersections of art, craft and design while analyzing the triumphs and challenges of craft object makers in their efforts for validation in the art world. As a critic, former object maker and gallery owner, Stevens interprets contemporary art and craft practice with an interdisciplinary perspective and eye toward the future.

Stevens received his BFA in Ceramics from Clemson University in South Carolina and will soon complete an MA in Instructional Technology with the School of Education at San Jose State University, where he also works full time as the Ceramics and Glass Technician in the School of Art and Design. He has published articles in several national and international magazines and actively writes about craft issues and educational technology on his blog site at www.RedefiningCraft.com.

 

10:15 – 10:30 am Break

 

10:30 – 11:45 am Peer sessions: Focus – Today’s Challenges

The Governor Hotel -

Perhaps the most meaningful sessions of CODA conferences, these facilitated gatherings of peers allow the conference participant to learn from those who run kindred organizations and share similar challenges.

                Guilds/Membership Organizations,– Library Room

Moderator, Mary Lacer, American Association of Wood turners

                Craft/Art Schools and University Craft CentersLodge Room,

Moderators, David Willard, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and

Steve Loar, The Center for Turning and Furniture Design

                Craft Exhibition Presenters /Museums/Galleries Library Room

                                Moderator, David Cohen, Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery

                Public Service/Government Agencies Card Room

                                Moderator, Fran Redmon, the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program

                Fairs/Festivals/Shows Card Room

                                Moderator, Cheryl Hartley, Tamarack

 

12 – 2 pm             Lunch and 3-Minutes of Fame (click here or on left side panel, for more information)

The Governor Hotel – Billiard Room

Find out what’s happening in the craft world in this informative and entertaining PowerPoint presentation from peers around the country.

 

2:15 pm                Buses board for Oregon College of Art & Craft (OCAC)

Meet at The Governor Hotel Lobby

 

2:45 – 3:30 pm     Tour of OCAC campus

Oregon College of Art & Craft is one of the oldest schools dedicated to craft in the country. Its setting, facilities and incredible staff and programs will make this trip one of the highlights of the weekend.

 

3:30 – 5 pm          Concurrent Sessions

Oregon College of Art & Craft

 

The Pioneer Spirit: Doing Things Differently in Portland  Hands On Cafe

     Namita Wiggers, Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery, moderator

     Jenny Joyce, McMenamin Brothers – using artists in the rehabilitation of historic spaces

     Greg Wilbur, Art in the Pearl – one of the country’s most successful artist organized art festivals

     Torie Nguyen, PDX Supercrafty –the incredible Do-It-Yourself effort of Portland’s 20-somethings

     Greg Wilbur, Portland Open Studios – artists bring the public in to see how it’s all made

 

Making the Story Visible: Educating our Audience on Craft  Fibers Classroom

     Andrew Glasgow, The Furniture Society, moderator

     Leslie Pryzbylek, Mid-America Arts Alliance – exhibitions as access points

     Deborah Smith, American Craft Council – new initiatives for audience education

     Susan Warner, Museum of Glass – the power of artist demonstrations

 

2:15 pm                Buses board for Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery (CCMG)

From OCAC campus

CCMG, at 69 years old, is one of the oldest craft presenters west of the Mississippi. Still housed in its original location in one of Portland’s most picturesque historic neighborhoods, the Museum has been a leader in developing and supporting some of the craft world’s most significant visionaries.

 

5:15 – 8 pm          Drinks, Dinner & CODA Special Recognition Awards Ceremony

Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery

CODA will present this year's special recognition award to Carol Sedestrom Ross of George Little Management, LLC, for her many years of outstanding service to the Craft community.

 

8pm                        Return to Hotel – Free evening     

 

Saturday, June 3      

9 – 10:30 am        General Session (everyone encouraged to attend and participate)

The Governor Hotel – Billiard Room

Current Issues in the Craft Field: Open Discussion

CODA Business Meeting – Solidifying CODA’s Role

 

10:30 – 10:45 am Break

 

10:45 am –12 pm General Session (The Governor Hotel same room as previous meeting- Billiard Room)

A New Brand for Craft: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities

How has “brand” been both a hindrance and asset for the craft community?

Hear divergent opinions and ideas from a range of institutions and individuals who have gone through change including long time craft visionary Michael Monroe, Bellevue Arts Museum and others, as well as a presentation of a recent research study on branding by the American Craft Council.

TBA, moderator

Deborah Smith, American Craft Council

Andrew Maydoney, Fuller Craft Museum

Michael Monroe, Bellevue Arts Museum    

Lynette Jennings, Eagleheart Center for Art and Inquiry

 

12 –1 pm               Lunch Round table discussions organized by topic (self-chosen)

The Governor Hotel – Library Room

 

1 – 2:30 pm          Concurrent Sessions

The Governor Hotel – Billiard Room

The Need for Critical Discourse: Elevating Craft through Writing

     Paula Owen, Southwest School of Art & Craft, moderator

     Matthew Kangas, independent art critic, Seattle
     Jim Romberg, Eagleheart Center for Art and Inquiry

Leadership and Institutional Change: Taking it to the Next Level- Card Room

     David Cohen, CCMG moderator

     Kate Eilertsen, Museum of Craft and Folk Art

     Michael Monroe, Bellevue Arts Museum

 

2:20 – 2:45 pm     Break

 

2:45 – 4:30 pm     Peer Sessions: Successful Ideas That Have Made a Difference The Governor Hotel

Guilds/Membership OrganizationsBilliard Room

Moderator, Mary Lacer, American Association of Wood turners

Craft/Art Schools and University Craft CentersLodge Room

                Moderators, David Willard, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and

Steve Loar, The Center for Turning and Furniture Design

Craft Exhibition Presenters /Museums/Galleries – Billiard Room

                                Moderator, David Cohen, Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery

Public Service/Government Agencies – Card Room

                                Moderator, Fran Redmon, the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program

Fairs/Festivals/Shows – Card Room

                                Moderator, Cheryl Hartley, Tamarack

 

4:30                        Conference closing remarks and Library Raffle drawing

 

5 – 6 pm                Optional Self-guided Tour Western Exhibitors Gift Show (also open Sunday 9-6)

Wear your CODA Conference name tag for free admission during the entire show.   

 

5 – 7 pm               Social Hour

Jake’s Grill, The Governor Hotel

                Gather to meet up with new friends for dinner at area restaurants

 

7 pm                      Free evening

 

Sunday, June 4        

9 – 6 pm               Tour Western Exhibitors Gift Show

 

Drawing for Craft Library

Carol Sedestrom Ross, long time leader in the craft community, and instrumental In the professional development of CODA has donated books and catalogues from her personal library to be offered in a drawing at the conference along with 5 additional publications donated by GUILD.Com .  A sample of the  over 30 books available are Calder: Mobilist/Ringmaster/Innovator, Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical, Orsay and others, for full list and details. Tickets are for sale at $25.00 each or 3 for $60.  Your help in this fundraising project will support CODA’s educational programs.

 

The CODA Peer Groups are representative organizations and individuals with similar needs and concerns, who join together to facilitate communication, networking and collaborations both during and outside the annual CODA conference.

• Conference Peer Group Sessions are held to allow the groups to share ideas that have come to

   light through attendance of the various conference presentations.
• One set of peer sessions is held at the beginning of the conference so individuals can connect

   and network early on. Another set of sessions are held at the end to be sure individuals touch

   base again and have a chance to discuss future communications.
• Each session will have a specific focus and two CODA Board of Directors members will

   moderate the peer sessions, posing talking points and giving everyone a chance to speak.

We have added peer group discussion forums to the CODA website to facilitate continuing discussions and networking beyond the conference. www.codacraft.org


For More information or questions contact:
Linda Van Trump
Managing Director
Craft Organization Development Association
P.O. Box 51
Onia, AR 72663
870-746-
5159
info@codacraft.org
www.codacraft.org

  










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    Agenda Special Recognition Award Speaker Information Keynote-Redefining Craft Notes Museum Craft Folk Art Presentation The Pioneer Spirit Making the Story Visible A New Brand for Craft Notes Branding: Maydoney Presentation Branding: Stevens Presentation Need for Critical Writing Leadership & Institutional Change Guilds & Member Orgs Peer Sessions Schools & Univ Centers Peer Sessions Exhibitions & Galleries Peer Sessions Public Service & Gov. Peer Sessions Fairs, Festivals & Shows Peer Sessions