PAT BOAS Pat Boas (Ucross, 2015) makes drawings, paintings, prints, and digital projects about the common activity of reading. Her work has been shown at the Portland Art Museum, the Art Gym, PDX Contemporary and Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR; the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem, OR; the Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM; the Boise Art Museum; the Salt Lake Art Center; the Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY; the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She received an MFA from Portland State University, and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is an associate professor and director of the School of Art + Design at Portland State University. “The wonderful isolation and the intensive expanse of time allowed me to move ahead on my project and also to play with and explore other pieces. Being outside of my normal habitat was very exhilarating and beneficial. The studio was like working in a gallery, which allowed me to better envision what the work would look like in upcoming exhibitions. I loved the opportunity to share this peaceful, productive time with a great and varied group of artists, writers and composers.” Above: Logo #1, 2015, Gouache on paper, 14” x 11” Right: Untitled (white), 2015, Sumi ink, gouache and flashe on Khadi paper, 30” x 22”