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    Nathan Sandberg / OnGrade Studio at the Shop @ Bullseye Projects

    After eight years at Bullseye Glass Co., Portland-based artist Nathan Sandberg left his position as a technician at the Klaus Moje Center for Research and Education to focus on his studio practice and teaching. Simultaneously, Sandberg launched OnGrade Studio, a branch of his practice that focuses on functional and decorative design. 

  • Marta Edöcs

    The Shop at Bullseye Projects
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    Marta Edöcs - FOCUS Necklace
    Marta Edöcs - FOCUS Necklace

    As a child, Hungarian artist and designer Marta Edöcs collected glass beads. She would arrange and string them into pieces of jewelry. Years later, after studying drawing and painting in school, she returned to glass and says that the “joy and playfulness” of the material reminded her of the experiences she had as a child. Since then, Edöcs has studied with masters of the material and has distinguished herself as an artist and designer. The Shop at Bullseye Projects is pleased to present a series of jewelry pieces from Edöcs' classic Zen and Shape series as well as pieces from her newest, nature-inspired collection for which she won the Semi Grand Prix Award at the Silver Accessories Contest in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Break, Mend, Fold: Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch

    Curator Michael Endo interviews Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch
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    Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch
    Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch

    Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch is an internationally recognized artist based in Wrocław, Poland. She has received numerous grants and awards including Emerging Artist in Residence from Pilchuck Glass School. In 2016, she was the Silver Award winner in Bullseye Glass Company's biennial Emerge competition. Her newest body of work offers unconventional, wall-based glass sculptures comprised of rigid metal frames contrasting with delicately folded glass panels. Combining her work with that of Matthew Day Perez, the exhibition Break, Mend, Fold challenges and celebrates our material assumptions of glass and its properties. In conjunction with the exhibition, I asked Marzena a little about her past and her current studio practice.

     

     

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    Birds in the Hand Jewelry: Kari Russell-Pool and Marc Petrovic

    The Shop at Bullseye Projects presents a new collection of kilnformed glass jewelry from Birds in the Hand Jewelry, a collaborative project by artists Kari Russell-Pool and Marc Petrovic. 

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    Artist Opie Hileman
    Artist Opie Hileman

    "It is the work that must speak, and if the work doesn't speak, nothing can help." - Klaus Moje


    In 2012, I was fortunate enough to interview Klaus Moje when he was a juror for Bullseye's Emerge competition. I revisited that interview recently, hunting for pithy quotes that could be held up as examples of his passion for craftsmanship, art, glass, and education. I soon realized, however, that I would not find what I was searching for. Not because he was in any way inarticulate, but because his true eloquence was expressed in the studio and in the classroom; making, forging relationships, and maintaining relentless curiosity.

  • Rachel Rader: Chakra Enhancers

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    Rachel Rader: Chakra Enhancers

    The Shop at Bullseye Projects presents Chakra Enhancers, a jewelry collection by Brooklyn-based artist and designer Rachel Rader. The collection, an extension of Rader’s ongoing Ancient Truth Investigators (ATI) project, combines metaphysical science fiction with hand-crafted wearable sculptures and jewelry. 

     

     

     

  • Heidi Schwegler attends Digital Clayground workshop at Pilchuck Glass School

    Recipient of Bullseye Glass Company's Klaus Moje Award
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    Heidi Schwegler attends Digital Clayground workshop at Pilchuck Glass School

    Heidi Schwegler is a self-described city person with an aversion to nature. Despite this, she can regularly be found working in far-flung, remote studios embedded in natural settings. In recent years, she has been a symposium participant at North Lands Creative Glass in the northernmost county of Scotland, was a resident at Yaddo in upstate New York, and was a fellow at the prestigious MacDowell Colony. It is not surprising then, that she recently found herself amongst the Douglas fir trees at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington.

     
  • Meet our team: Collin Richard

    Q & A with Lani McGregor, Bullseye Projects Director and Collin Richard, Art Handler
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    Meet our team: Collin Richard

    Collin Richard is the art handler at Bullseye Projects. He came to Portland via the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he earned a BFA in painting with a minor in art history. His array of skills and calm in the face of crisis helps him to manage, maintain, and install/deinstall our large inventory of kilnformed glass work from artists worldwide.

  • Meet our team: Blake Peterson

    Q & A with Lani McGregor, Bullseye Projects Director and Blake Peterson, Gallery Associate
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    Meet our team: Blake Peterson

    Blake Peterson’s path to Bullseye Projects was circuitous, to say the least: from Ohio, through Iowa, Washington, DC, to Scotland and California. Along the way he earned a BA in psychology; studied printmaking and business; received an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art; and worked at a blue-chip art gallery in San Francisco. Blake’s itinerant history makes him ideal as the first face to greet the many visitors who walk through the double glass doors at our Pearl District projects space.

  • Meet our team: Sarah Douglass

    Q & A with Lani McGregor, Bullseye Projects Director and Sarah Douglass, Operations Manager
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    Meet our team: Sarah Douglass

    She’s Canadian”. That’s what the manager who hired Sarah Douglass almost five years ago replied when I asked him about our new Registrar (now Operations Manager). I assumed that meant she’d say “eh” at the end of her sentences (which she doesn’t) and be unfailingly polite (which she is). Like all national stereotypes, however, the one meant to introduce me to our new team member missed a wealth of qualities that percolate to the surface with every unexpected challenge at Bullseye Projects.

  • Meet our team: Nicole Leaper

    Q & A with Lani McGregor, Bullseye Projects Director and Nicole Leaper, Experience Design Director
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    Meet our team: Nicole Leaper

    As our Experience Design Director, Nicole Leaper encourages us to engage with our community through communication and art-centered experiences. Her graduate work in video (SAIC) and more recent interdisciplinary graduate degree in information design, user experience design, and business (UO) has armed her with a skill set for storytelling and creating interactions both physical and digital.

  • Meet our team: Michael Endo

    Q & A with Lani McGregor, Bullseye Projects Director and Michael Endo, Curator
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    Meet our team: Michael Endo

    As Curator of Bullseye Projects’ gallery operation, lead organizer of its Artist Residency programs, exhibition designer, teacher, and lecturer, Michael Endo’s job has taken him from a musty basement in Portland’s Pearl District to a blanket bog in the Scottish Highlands. His MFA in painting (Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2009) and his 16-year history as an exhibiting artist got him in the door at Bullseye. Once inside, his innovative vision and relentless energy have shaped a program unique in the world of contemporary glass.

  • Meet our team: Laura O'Quin

    Q & A with Lani McGregor, Bullseye Projects Director and Laura O’Quin, Program Manager
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    Laura O'Quin, Program Manager
    Laura O'Quin, Program Manager

    Laura O’Quin leads the kids and family programs at Bullseye Projects. With fifteen years of experience in museum education and her recent MFA in Applied Craft + Design, she’s hyper-skilled at tug-boating potentially lethal masses of multigenerational energy through rooms full of delicate objects and into a studio where that enthusiasm takes form in glass. 

     

     After a Free First Saturday program brought in over a hundred kids, parents, and grandparents, Lani McGregor, Director of Bullseye Projects,  asked her to answer a few questions about the Glass Lab at Bullseye Projects.