2021 Mayor's Art Show Jurors

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A panel of artists and art professionals will review all applications. Awards will be given based on the consideration of the following criteria: conceptual strength, artistic merit, innovation, craftsmanship and materials.


Awards

Awards will be given based on the consideration of the following criteria: conceptual strength, artistic merit, innovation, craftsmanship and materials. Awards include:

  • Mayor’s Choice
  • Juror’s Choice
  • Peoples’ Choice
  • Curator’s Choice

2021 Jurors

Sandra Honda MAS JurorSandra Honda

Sandra Honda is a contemporary visual artist and writer. Her highly abstract and gestural drawings process her experiences growing up sansei, or third-generation Japanese American. Her work is heavily influenced by music, especially jazz, and poetry. In 2018, she left a long career as a speechwriter and scientist in the Washington, DC area, relocating to Eugene to live her dream of becoming a full-time artist. Since then, she has established a studio practice at the ArtCity Studios on Broadway. She is a published writer in the Eugene contemporary art writing community. Trained as a representational painter, she has had the privilege of having been taught by wonderful artist-teachers at various art centers around the country.

Anya Kivarkis MAS JurorAnya Kivarkis

Anya Kivarkis is currently Professor and Area Head of Jewelry and Metalsmithing at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She received a BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1999, and an MFA in Metal from the State University of New York in New Paltz in 2004. Recent exhibitions include ‘Site Effects’ at the Bavarian Association of Arts and Crafts (Germany), ‘Time and the Other’ with Mike Bray at Sienna Patti at The Firehouse at Fort Mason Center for Art and Culture (San Francisco), and ‘What Needs to be Said,’ an exhibition of Hallie Ford Fellows that traveled throughout Oregon. Kivarkis was a recipient of a Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts (2016), a University of Oregon, Presidential Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (2020) and Faculty Excellence Award (2014), a Sienna Gallery Emerging Artist Award (2007), and multiple Individual Artists Fellowships and Career Opportunity Grants supported by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Hallie Ford Foundation.


She has been a visiting artist and lectured at institutions including SUNY, New Paltz, Cranbrook Academy of Art, University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Madison, Rhode Island School of Design, and University of Georgia in Athens. She has been included in publications such as Metalsmith, American Craft, and Italian Elle Magazines. Her work has been included in collections such as the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Tacoma Art Museum, The Rotasa Foundation, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland. She is represented by Sienna Patti in Lenox, Massachusettes and Galerie Rob Koudijs in the Netherlands.

Ali Hiba MAS JurorHabi Ali

Hiba Ali is a digital artist, educator, scholar, DJ, experimental music producer and curator based across Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, and Toronto, ON. Their performances and videos concern surveillance, womxn/ womyn of colour, and labour. She studies the geographies of Afro-descent and Indo-Arab communities across the Indian Ocean through music, cloth and ritual. They conduct reading groups addressing digital media and workshops with open-source technology. She is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queens University, Kingston, Canada. They are an Assistant Professor of Art, New Media Artist/Feminist Art Discourse, College of Design, Art & Technology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. She has presented their work in Chicago, Stockholm, Toronto, New York, Istanbul, São Paulo, Detroit, Windsor, Dubai, Austin, Vancouver, and Portland. They have written for C Magazine, THE SEEN Magazine, Newcity Chicago, Art Dubai, The State, VAM Magazine, ZORA: Medium, RTV Magazine, and Topical Cream Magazine.