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 May 2016 Artist of the Month for Findlay, first place in the H.O.P.E.S. national design competition in 2005, and Eco-Biz status since 2007.  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, and written art reviews for Untitled Magazine; she was a co-founder of the Eugene City Repair Project.



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