Tomas Valladares is the White Box Coordinator at the University of Oregon in Portland. He previously worked as Production Coordinator and Media Editor for ChinaVine.org, an international interactive digital research project documenting China’s traditional and contemporary intangible heritage and culture. He also worked as the Coordinator for the Adrenaline Film Project, part of the Cinema Pacific film festival in Eugene, Oregon. Tomas’ focus in interactive media and community engagement brings a unique perspective to the White Box and the Gray Box interactive media space. Tomas Valladares received his graduate degree in Arts Management with a concentration in Media Management from the University of Oregon in 2011.
Kate Wagle, professor of art and White Box Advisory Committee Chair, is Administrative Director of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon in Portland. She exhibits her artwork internationally, lectures and leads workshops throughout the country and in Asia. Her work has been the subject of numerous articles and reviews, and she was awarded a regional artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She also writes for periodicals in her field, and serves on the executive committee of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Prior to her appointment in Portland, Professor Wagle served from 1999 to 2008 as Head of the Department of Art at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She taught previously at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, New Mexico State University, Montana State University, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, and Portland State University. She received her graduate degree in art from Arizona State University.