AICAD and NOAA Announce Placement of Art + Science Fellow

Stephanie Fogel. Powwow Princess, 2019

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Fisheries) are pleased to announce the placement of Stephanie Fogel into the inaugural AICAD/NOAA Fisheries Art + Science Fellowship.

Stephanie Littlebird Fogel is a Kalapuyan visual artist, professional writer, and curator from Portland, Oregon.  Drawing connections between our collective past and imminent future, Fogel mixes her own tribal traditions with contemporary materials and subject matter. She is a graduate of the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland (2015) and is a 2020 Caldera Artist in Residence, and a 2019 Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) project grant awardee. She has contributed her art in collaborations with the Oregon Bee Project, NOAA Fisheries, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the United States Postal Service.

The AICAD/NOAA Fisheries Art + Science Fellowship aims to provide a hands-on opportunity for a recent graduate to apply their art & design education in addressing and communicating ecological and social concerns and in connecting communities around challenging resource issues.

Stephanie will complete a 6-week residency with NOAA Fisheries during June-July 2020, followed by a six-month period from August 2020 to February 2021 in Portland, Oregon to research, produce, and distribute creative work in response to the scientific and policy issues.

The selection committee was comprised of several artists and NOAA Fisheries professionals, including:

Catherine Ross: Catherine is a researcher, sound artist, and choreographer hailing from Idaho. A graduate of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, she served as artist-in-residence with the NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region in 2018/19 in their Art + Science initiative.

Nina Elder:  Nina is an artist and researcher whose work has been featured in Art in America, VICE Magazine, PBS, and her writing has been published in American Scientist and Edge Effects Journal. She has recently held positions as an Art + Environment Research Fellow at the Nevada Museum of Art, a Polar Lab Research Fellow at the Anchorage Museum, and a Researcher in Residence in the Art and Ecology Program at the University of New Mexico. Nina is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   

John Longchamps: John is the Founder of Longchamps & Company – an interdisciplinary firm with a strong dedication to upholding principles of sustainability and belief in the power of human potential. He earned a BFA in Industrial Design from Kendall College of Art and Design and completed a MA in Sustainable Design at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His practice is specialized in design, innovation, and research for the development of products, services, systems, and experiences.

Jonathan Ambrose: Biologist at NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Alicia Keefe: Education and Outreach Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Hannah Mellman: Public Affairs Specialist for NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

NOAA Fisheries is the federal agency responsible for conservation of the nation’s living marine resources and their habitats. On the West Coast, NOAA Fisheries focuses on recovering endangered salmon and steelhead species, protecting marine mammals and sea turtles, and sustainably managing ocean fisheries. Through our activities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California, we work with numerous agencies, state and tribal co-managers, organizations, and citizens to promote science-based activities that sustain living marine resources.

AICAD – the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design – is a non-profit consortium of 40 leading art schools in the US and Canada. It was founded in 1991 by a group of 25 presidents who felt a need for the similarly structured art schools to come together so as to mutually develop their schools and programs. The mission is to help strengthen the member colleges individually and collectively, and to inform the public about these colleges and the value of studying art and design. AICAD colleges educate more than 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year, plus many thousands more in summer and continuing education programs.