Junk to Funk

Upcoming Events

Single Use Disposible Art Installation

Mid August through October

SW 9th and Morrison Downtown Portland


ReUse ConEx

October 20th, details TBD


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Alicia Polacok

Alicia comes to Junk to Funk as a government representative.  She works at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and has been with the City of Portland for eight years. Her experience includes multifamily energy and recycling programs and is currently the residential recycling outreach coordinator.  Junk to Funk’s emphasis on waste reduction plays a part in the City’s own goal to stop growth in the waste stream and to raise the recycling rate to 75% by 2015.

Gregory Pulver

Gregory is professor of Costume Design at Western Washington University Theatre Arts in Bellingham. He teaches courses in Design Communication, Costume Design I, II, III, Costume History, Millinery, Stage Makeup, Portfolio Development and Puppetry.  Mr. Pulver holds an MFA in costume design and choreography from Humboldt State University, CA. He is the 1993 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Costume Design Winner for his work on Three Penny Opera. Gregory lives part-time in Portland, OR where he works as a professional costume designer, set designer, set dresser, actor and director.

Eleanor Williams

Eleanor Williams has a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Reed College, with additional coursework at Oregon College of Art and Craft and Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture. Eleanor currently works as Program Coordinator at SCRAP Creative Reuse Center and writes about arts and local Portland culture for Lark Online Magazine. In her spare time, Eleanor volunteers at the Museum of Contemporary Craft and the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center and pursues a variety of artistic outlets, including fashion design.

Alicia Blue Johnson

Alicia Johnson has been curating and representing artists for the past 15 years in San Francisco and Los Angeles.  In December 2010 Alicia moved to Portland OR and opened Alicia Blue Gallery -- an online contemporary art gallery and production company.  She is currently collaborating with her husband on a series of artist documentary style interviews. Alicia is also a dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga yoga and you can catch her teaching around town at various studios.

Karin Shipley

Karin started her career as the Promotions Manager for Red Bull Energy Drink. In 2003 she became the Promotions Director and brand guru for 94/7fm (KNRK) at Entercom Communications where she helped re launched the brand in 2004. Currently Shipley is the Marketing Director for multiple Entercom brands where she directs the Marketing & Promotions Departments. Not only has she helped Entercom be successful, but she also creates integrated marketing campaigns for many clients. With her experience in Marketing, Branding, Promotions, Business Development, and Integrated Social Media she has demonstrated the ability to deliver results in a fast paced work environment with ever changing market trends.

David Cohen

David Cohen is currently the Executive Director of the Friends of Tryon Creek, one of this region’s leading providers of innovative environmental programs focusing on children. David has close to thirty years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector for a wide range of institutions, mostly in the arts before moving into the world of nature-based organizations. He has a strong history with organizational advancement, strategic planning, capital projects and facility development. Previous to his work with the Friends, David led the effort to raise $7 million to develop and build out the Museum of Contemporary Craft in the Pearl District.

Dan Ouderkirk

Photo and bio coming soon

Ami Martin

Photo and bio coming soon.