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Linfield’s Literary Jem: CAMAS


“You should care,” senior Kelsey Hatley said enthusiastically. “CAMAS is a representation of Linfield and its creativity.”

Having worked as a staff editor for three years, and now holding the responsibilities of editor-in-chief, Hatley has seen the talent and work that goes into the annual student-run journal.

“Physically holding it in your hand after all that work is pretty awesome,” Hatley said.

CAMAS wants you to feel the same enthusiasm.

“CAMAS is a unique opportunity for many students,” sophomore editor Marit Berning said in an email. “It provides a platform for which aspiring writers, poets, artists and photographers can showcase their work.”

CAMAS hand-picks submitted poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction, drama, graphic novels, art, photography and comics.

“We try to pick submissions that best reflect the talent at this school,” Hatley said.

Despite being well publicized through the English Department, CAMAS finds its biggest challenge attracting students that aren’t particularly involved in the department.

“The hardest thing is getting people to actually submit,” Hatley said. “I wish we could get out there more, but there’s only so much we can get across in emails.”

Just last year, CAMAS launched a website, www.linfield.edu/camas.html, to feature current work, in hopes of inspiring curiosity about the literary journal.

“Getting one’s piece into the final product is an achievement,” Berning said. “Personally, I feel like there is a lack of emphasis placed on what it means to have your work featured.”

CAMAS emphasizes that entering a piece of work doesn’t just give you the chance to show off your creative abilities, but it also is an accomplishment to be proud of.

“As far as resumes are concerned, CAMAS counts as having published work, and the end result is always a really beautifully presented anthology,” Berning said.

The staff of CAMAS works year round, putting submissions under a thorough screening and editing process in order to ensure the quality of the publication.

During the spring, the literary magazine class, taught by Professor Lex Runciman, designs the layout collaboratively.

“I really like watching it come together,” Hatley said.

CAMAS has extended its deadline to Nov. 16, and encourages students to submit their work to camas@linfield.edu. Students can submit an unlimited amount of pieces.

The next CAMAS will come out spring 2013. Students can find last year’s copies in the Writing Center in T.J. Day 321.


Chrissy Shane can be reached at linfieldreviewfeatures@gmail.com


Chrissy Shane/Features editor

From left; Senior Associate Editor Brittany Drost, senior Julia Cooper, sophomore Ian Franceschi, senior Editor-in-chief Kelsey Hatley, junior Kristi Castanera and sophomore Brittany Hamling.

Linfield Gallery hosts works of modern art

The exhibition, which is titled “Out of Language,” explores ideas of duality, structure and the unknown. It can be seen in the Linfield Gallery in the Miller Fine Arts Center. Joel Ray/Photo editor

The Linfield Gallery located in the Miller Fine Arts Center is showing a two-person exhibition that explores ideas of duality, structure and the unknown. The exhibit, titled “Out of Language,” features artworks by contemporary artists Josh Smith and Jenene Nagy.

Smith and Nagy have worked in close proximity for three years. This is their first gallery show together.

According to the Linfield Gallery Web page, Josh Smith was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1975 and  moved to Oregon to study at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. He has shown works locally and internationally in solo and group efforts since 2005. His art has been featured in Portland, Texas and India. He currently lives in Atlanta, Ga.

Smith uses a wide range of material in his art, creating works that speak about a desire for understanding beyond the self, social structures and organizations. His inspirations include modernism, architecture and situationalist philosophies.

Nagy received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona in 1998 and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon in 2004. Her work has been shown in Portland, Berlin and New York. She was a finalist for the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. She works in Portland and Atlanta.

Nagy works with graphite on paper. The pieces featured in “Out of Language,” are a part of her series entitled “Measure.” These works were created during a period in Nagy’s life when she lived in Los Angeles and are inspired by the paintings of another artist, Peter Halley. Nagy’s pieces require participation by the viewer to fully understand the composition. The light, perception and even the physical distance of the viewer affect the experience.

According to the Linfield Gallery Web page, Smith and Nagy co-curated the Tilt Gallery and Project Space in Portland from 2006 to 2008. They continue to co-direct the independent arts initiative TILT Export.

The artists’ reception was held Sept. 3 and the exhibit will continue until Oct. 1. The Linfield Gallery’s exhibitions are free and open to the public. The gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Sharon Gollery/Culture editor

Sharon Gollery can be reached at linfieldreviewculture@gmail.com.