Artist Bio

About the Artist

Image: EMF Shield artist Jadene MaylaJadene Mayla is a multimedia artist with an MFA in Applied Craft + Design from both Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art, a BLA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon, and a certificate in Permaculture Design from Cascadia Permaculture Institute.  She maintains an active studio practice and has exhibited at the Port of Portland, Gresham Arts Committee Industrial Show, Findlay Group, Spectacular Design, Legacy Modern, Furthermore Gallery, Horsehead Gallery, Bar Maven, Launchpad Gallery, Cascade Gallery, Seven Virtues, Stylus Grooves, The Mansion, the Division Design Initiative, and the Synesthesia and Burning Man arts festivals. Her work has been published in Nothing Sacred, the Clearwater Environmental Connector, Lake Oswego Neighbors Magazine, Alternatives Journal, the Portland Mercury, the Eugene Weekly, Center Street Literary Journal, Southern Oregon Magazine, and Natural Awakenings Magazine.

Her awards include 2022’s Best Permaculture Design Firm in the USA, May 2016 Findlay Artist of the Month, 2007 to present Eco-Biz status, and 2005’s first place in the Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (H.O.P.E.S.) national design competition.  She has served as Vice President for the American Center for Sustainability; been invited to speak at Clackamas Community College and Ujima Center; lead workshops at the Northwest Regional Permaculture Gathering, Village Building Convergence, and SE Portland Permaculture Convergence; served on the National Honor Society, written art reviews for Untitled Magazine, and was a co-founder of the Eugene City Repair Project.



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