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TIMELINE

2017

MARCH

213) KLEIN

FEBRUARY

212) N-PROLENTA

2016

DECEMBER

211) The New Year with MAHMOUD AHMED
210) ORCHARD GALLERY
209) ORCHARD SPREADSHEET 2016, R.H. QUAYTMAN

OCTOBER

208) Lula Jean Johnson Knapp is born, October 27
207) Brian Thackeray poached by big game hunters
206) Christian Oldham starts MFA at University of Washington
205) Richard Birkett, curator
204) LUTZ BACHER
203) Web Designers married on scissor lift (#assfestnw)

SEPTEMBER

202) JAMES FERRARO
201) CHRIS MANN

AUGUST

200) Andrea Lounibos, board member
199) AFTER ASPEN

JULY

198) DARYL SEAVER
197) TREES IN THE FOREST
196) SUSAN’S WorkSHOP

JUNE

195) MAHER SHALAL HASH BAZ
194) KIRSI PELTOMAKI

MAY

194) Julien Laugier enjoys his first muffin, Double Chocolate from Plaid Pantry
193) SUSAN CIANCIOLO
192) KAREL MARTENS
191) Lynn Hershman Leeson work removed from kitchen

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190) Board of Directors requests its first ever Executive Session at quarterly meeting (May 6, 2016)

APRIL

189) The floors of the main gallery are sanded, for the first time in over 50 years
188) Curtis becomes Jenny
187) Lighting grid in main gallery is expanded
186) 10th Avenue gets an entrance to YU, that is, a door
185) “Safety-based” lighting is installed in the woodshop
184) The boiler from the building’s period as an industrial laundry is removed
183) R.I.P Common Room walls (2012-2016)
182) Yale Union Vs. Multnomah County Trial, Oregon State Tax Court (April 5, 2016)

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181) JASON LESCALLEET

MARCH

180) JOHN RUSSELL
179) JOS & HARALD
178) Jenny announces her departure

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177) MICHAEL SMITH, MIKE, & BABY IKKI
176) The woodshop gets a “safety-based” table saw

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FEBRUARY

175) YOSHI & TASHI WADA
174) PHILL NIBLOCK

JANUARY

173) DIRTY PUPPETS

2015
DECEMBER

172) PAUL McCARTHY
171) JEFF PREISS

NOVEMBER

170) KARIN SCHNEIDER

169) M.E.S.H
168) Morgan Ritter, Chief Preparator + Exhibitions Specialist

OCTOBER

167) ZIP: 01–01–14…12–31–14 YUJI AGEMATSU
166) MOMMY

SEPTEMBER

165) CLUB MORAL
164) ANNE-MIE VAN KERCKHOVEN at CASTILLO/CORRALES
163) Team Yale Union (Aaron Flint Jamison, Curtis Knapp, Nic Tammens, Sophie Desbordes) defeats Fondation Ricard and Centre Georges Pompidou in the annual Ricard Pétanque Tournament

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162) Sophie Desbordes, Pétanque Coach

AUGUST

161) The metric system is used for the first time, in Paris, France

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160) RICHARD HAWKINS
159) JEFF WITSCHER
158) THEORY OF ACHIEVEMENT by CASTILLO/CORRALES

JUNE

157) RICHARD MAXWELL
156) ELYSIA CRAMPTON

MAY

155) WILLEM OOREBEEK

MARCH

154) Na Na Ponik is born, March 21
153) LOREN CONNORS
152) New handrails installed throughout
151) Tony Chrenka, Tech Prep
150) CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE

FEBRUARY

149) MARK FELL
148) MIKE KUCHAR

2014
DECEMBER

147) Member and Volunteer Party with Venerable Showers of Beauty Gamelan Orchestra

NOVEMBER

146) DJ STINGRAY
145) JAMES HOFF
144) TERRY ATKINSON/RICHARD BIRKETT
143) TERRY ATKINSON

OCTOBER

142) RAE ARMANTROUT
141) KEVIN DRUMM

SEPTEMBER

140) STUART DEMPSTER
139) VANESSA PLACE/ALEX FLEMING
138) PARK MCARTHUR

AUGUST

137) PRINT SHOP moved to first floor, expanded studios rented to Andersen Construction, Rainmaker Artist Residency, Cocanu, and Roseline Coffee
136) Sprinklers installed in the woodshop, emergency exit lighting throughout

JULY

135) Michael and Emily get Married
134) Christian Megazord takes over Yale Union tumblr

JUNE

133) MICHAEL SNOW
132) GRAHAM LAMBKIN

MAY

131) ANDREW LAMPERT

APRIL

130) YUJI AGEMATSU
129) EVOL

MARCH

128) Yoko Ott, Board Member
127) A studio for resident artists is completed

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126) Yale Union gets its first static IP address and creates a VPN for employees/board members
125) The building’s plumbing/flooding issue solved
124) MADALYN MERKEY

FEBRUARY

123) LUBOMYR MELNYK

JANUARY

122) THE DEVIL, PROBABLY
121) Steve van Eck, Board Member

2013
DECEMBER

120) ANNUAL REPORTS published
119) MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM relaunched

NOVEMBER

118) LIZ LASER
117) BEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY
116) MARJORIE PERLOFF
115) Member benefit event for Commissioners

OCTOBER

114) LYDIA DAVIS
113) RP BOO/DJ MANNY
112) DAVID GRUBBS AND SUSAN HOWE
111) SUSAN HOWE
110) Gift of Yale Union Laundry Building to Yale Union

SEPTEMBER

109) AARON DILLOWAY
108) Brian Thackeray, Building Super

AUGUST

107) SADIE BENNING

JULY

106) LUCY SKAER
105) Offices leased to Chroma
104) Rex Ritter, Board Member

JUNE

103) ELLEN FULLMAN
102) ALVIN LUCIER
102, a) Nic Tammens, Assistant Curator

MAY

101) ANDREA ANDERSSON
100) HIEROGLYPHIC BEING
99) Thomas Boutoux, Board Member

APRIL

98) MICHAEL STIRLING
97) KEIJI HAINO

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MARCH

96) THOM ANDERSEN & MORGAN FISHER

FEBRUARY

95) STEPHEN SCOBIE
94) CHARLES CURTIS
93) Umpqua Private Bank and Vista Ridge Capital dinner series begins, prepared by St. Jack
92) Emily Thackray, Volunteer Coordinator

JANUARY

91) CURTIS ROADS
90) DOUGLAS SIRK
89) ANGIE KEEFER

2012
DECEMBER

88) WALTER MARCHETTI
87) Rapaport supports the LIBRARY
86) The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts grant received

NOVEMBER

85) CHANTAL AKERMAN
84) CHRIS KRAUS
83) AVIGAIL MOSS
82) CHARLES BERNSTEIN
81) Two more bathrooms built

OCTOBER

80) HELKE SANDER
79) TIM JOHNSON
78) CAITLIN MURRAY
77) MARK FELL
76) MARIANNE WEX

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75) Garage leased to Cocanu and Roseline
74) Mark Lewis, Music Curator

SEPTEMBER

73) Cinema Project, Artists in Residence

AUGUST

72) FISCHLI & WEISS

JULY

71) ALVAR AALTO
70) WILL HOLDER
69) STUART BAILEY
68) IAN HAMILTON FINLAY

JUNE

67) SAUL STEINBERG
66) Large “Perfect Fit” advertisement on side of building is painted over

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65) Gallery designed and built, COMMON ROOM
64) Lauralee Martin, Vice President of the Board

MAY

63) BLACK DICE
62) MAHMOUD AHMED

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61) Dave Senior, Board Member
60) Trees planted outside building

APRIL

59) DONALD BARTHELME

MARCH

58) TOM BLOOD
57) DANIEL MENCHE
56) SHANNON EBNER
55) BENJAMIN THOREL
54) Website redesigned
53) Amanda Clem, Communications
52) Steve van Eck, Deputy Director

FEBRUARY

51) YU is robbed
50) JOHN CAGE
49) Member benefit dinner prepared by chef Naomi Pomeroy

JANUARY

48) Shannon Baird, Board Member
47) Diana Kim, Secretary of the Board
46) Aaron Flint Jamison, President of the Board
45) Adam Forkner, Music Curator
44) Jenny Martin, Operations Manager
43) Scott Ponik, Designer
42) Hope Svenson, Curator
41) Robert Snowden, Curator
40) Curtis Knapp, Director

2011
NOVEMBER

39) State of the Union, Junior Blazer Dancers

OCTOBER

38) SUZANNE COTTER

JULY

37) TOM MARIONI
36) Gary Robbins, Offset Printer
35) West Coast built

JUNE

34) MICHELLE STUART

MAY

33) PCVA
32) Screening room built

APRIL

31) Christian Oldham begins assistance
30) Amanda Clem, Communications Assistant

MARCH

29) Member benefit dinner prepared by chef John Taboada
28) Library conceptualized with Scott Ponik

FEBRUARY

27) Hope Svenson, Researcher

JANUARY

26) Martin family recurring gift received

2010
NOVEMBER

25) Inaugural event, Mayor Adams speaks, tightrope walker
24) Website launched

OCTOBER

23) Alex Mahan, Web Developer

SEPTEMBER

22) Neal Morgan, Communications
21) Jenny Martin, Development Assistant

JUNE

20) First venue rental

MAY

19) Sandra Percival, Director

JANUARY

18) Construction plan set and pricing by Accelerated Development

2009
SEPTEMBER

17) IRS and Oregon 501 C3 status filed; Board formed

APRIL

16) Marian Slakie, Bookkeeper
15) Adam Forkner, Recording Studio Manager

MARCH

14) Veneer issue 06 printed in house

FEBRUARY

13) Project book with feasibility study published

JANUARY

12) Emily Johnson, Letterpress Printer
11) Print shop built

2008
DECEMBER

10) Recording studio built

OCTOBER

9) Kitchen and bathroom completed

AUGUST

8) Feasibility study undertaken by Boora Architects

JULY

7) Kitchen and bathroom construction by Accelerated Development

MAY

6) Waste Management account initiated
5) Woodshop and administrative offices established

APRIL

4) GEORGE KUCHAR
3) Dean Chen, CFO

MARCH

2) Curtis Knapp and Aaron Flint Jamison, Founders

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JANUARY

1) Purchase of Yale Union Laundry Building