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The Art Institute of Portland

1122 N.W. Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209-2911   |    1.503.228.6528

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Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, and Fashion help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

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More than 50 years, The Art Institute of Portland has inspired creative people to push their ideas in a region known for arts and innovation.

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Sharp Restaurant

Sharp Restaurant is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Portland, Sharp Restaurant serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the direction of professional chef instructors, culinary students nourish and delight patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Sharp Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Sharp Restaurant at 503.228.6526 or email aipdsharprestaurant@aii.edu

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The Art Institute of Portland Grad Featured in “Willamette Week” The Art Institute of Portland Grad Featured in “Willamette Week”

Alexander Wright, who in 2012 earned an Associate of Arts in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Portland, was recently featured in Willamette Week regarding his inspirational background and successful career.

Alexander grew up in an artistic household. When his grandmother would visit from New York, she'd take him to galleries and museums. Alexander hoped to become a graphic designer and had a passion for hip-hop music. He believed that the best path to achieving a career that combined his passions would be through fan art. So he reimagined album covers and portraits of his favorite artists, then posted them online in hopes that his famous subjects would see them.

While initially he didn’t catch the attention of major label artists, he decided to talk with his career adviser at The Art Institute of Portland, who suggested that he take a different grassroots approach. Alexander reached out to the local community and it was a great success—today he’s created work for many rappers—including album covers, logos, and show fliers. 

Read the full article here : http://www.wweek.com/music/2016/07/13/this-cleveland-high-school-alum-is-portlands-best-visual-hip-hop-artist/

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/67 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info. 

The Art Institute of Portland is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Portland does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Portland’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Portland makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 


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The Art Institute of Portland Announces Jules Bailey as Commencement Speaker The Art Institute of Portland Announces Jules Bailey as Commencement Speaker

The Art Institute of Portland is pleased to announce that Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey, a Portland native, will serve as the school’s commencement speaker on June 17, 2016.

As a County Commissioner, Bailey has been an advocate for Portland's most vulnerable residents, working on housing and homelessness, crisis mental health services, and public safety reform. He was elected to represent District 1 in 2014. A champion for equity, Bailey addresses radical disparities, racial injustices, gender discrimination, the lack of family-friendly services, and the wage gap. He also has continued his work on LGBTQ equality, especially in health care equity for the transgender community.

Bailey was part of the first-ever bill to bring all Oregon tax credits up for review. He gathered bipartisan support to help thousands of homeowners to upgrade their homes for comfort and energy efficiency. Bailey also supported the High Performance Schools bill, which helped Oregon schools to modernize their buildings and reduce costs.

Bailey’s goals include cutting costs and saving the county money. He is also working on solutions to poverty, homelessness, and mental illness, and for healthy communities, better schools, and safer streets.

Prior to his election as County Commissioner, Bailey was elected to three terms as a State Representative from Oregon House District 42.

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Portland Instructor Featured in Solo Art Show Portland Instructor Featured in Solo Art Show

Cynthia Mosser, instructor at The Art Institute of Portland, will be featured in a solo art show July 5-30, 2016 at the Augen Gallery in Portland, Oregon. She has taught at the school for 16 years.

Mosser’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, Hungary, and the Czech Republic—including the Vízivárosi Gallery in Budapest, and Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Her artwork has been critically reviewed in “ARTnews” magazine and the “Willamette Week” newspaper, and she was featured in “PortlandMonthlyMag.com.”

Augen Gallery is located at 716 NW Davis Street, Portland, Oregon 97209. Learn more at http://www.augengallery.com.

The Art Institute of Portland is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Portland does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Portland’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Portland makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.

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Portland Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design Program Receives CIDA Accreditation Portland Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design Program Receives CIDA Accreditation

The Art Institute of Portland’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design program has been granted six year accreditation through the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/71 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Ave., Ste. 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

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Ty Johnson

Ty Johnson

3D Modeler, Laika

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Stephanie Dong

Stephanie Dong

Owner and Apparel Designer, Oblique Studio

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Josh Lokan

Josh Lokan

Lead Marketing Animator, Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive

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Matthew Hurayt

Matthew Hurayt

Footwear Designer 1, Columbia Sportswear Company

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Elias Jones

Elias Jones

Marketing Communications Manager,Surgical Instruments

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