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Producer, Oregon Art Beat

Eric Slade

Eric Slade is an award-winning producer for Oregon Art Beat at Oregon Public Broadcasting
Prior to joining OPB, Eric worked as an independent producer for various OPB programs, including History Detectives, Art Beat and Essential Lens. He also has 15 years experience as a filmmaker in San Francisco. He produced two feature-length documentaries that won a combined eight Best Documentary awards, and a Golden Gate Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Eric earned a bachelor of science from Emerson College in Boston.
Eric was born and raised in Portland.

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Recent Articles

local | Entertainment | Arts | News | State of Wonder

Portland Animation Artists Share Their Favorite Films

OPB | May 2, 2017 12:34 p.m. | Trevyn Savage

Some of Oregon's top animators talk about the films that inform their creations.

NW Life | local | Arts | Oregon Art Beat

The Portland DIY Clay Experiment That Changed Animation Forever

OPB | April 27, 2017 8 p.m. | Portland

In a few short months, two Portland animators' film went from being rejected by the Northwest Film Festival to winning the Oscar for best short animated film, kicking off Oregon's animation scene in the process.

NW Life | local | Entertainment | Arts | Oregon Art Beat

How To Make 48 Million Facial Expressions For An Oscar-Winning Animation

OPB | April 27, 2017 8 p.m. | Portland

At LAIKA Animation Studio, in Hillsboro, Oregon, they’ve pioneered a new way to change facial expressions with 3-D printing.

Teachers | Arts | Oregon Art Beat

Comics U

OPB | March 30, 2017 8 p.m.

Ben Saunders of the University of Oregon runs the only Comics Studies concentration in the country.

NW Life | local | Arts | Oregon Art Beat


OPB | March 30, 2017 8 p.m.

Three Portland cardistry artists stop by the OPB studio to show off their dazzling flourishes with a deck of playing cards.

NW Life | local | Arts | Music | Oregon Art Beat

R&B, Gospel Artist Liz Vice

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 8 p.m.

R&B, Gospel artist Liz Vice never imagined a life as a singer, but once she began singing in church, at age 32, her path quickly unfolded before her. 

Oregon Art Beat

BRAVO Youth Orchestras

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Meet the students and teachers of the BRAVO Youth Orchestras, an intensive music education program at Portland's two lowest income schools.

Oregon Art Beat

Metal Artist Kelly Phipps

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 8 p.m.

Hood River metal artist Kelly Phipps transforms recycled, rusted metal into intricate lacey works of art.

Music | Oregon Art Beat

Art Beat Update: Thara Memory

OPB | April 21, 2016 8 p.m.

Jazz legend Thara Memory takes his high school jazz orchestra to the prestigious Essentially Ellington completion in New York, hoping to grab first prize.

Music | Arts | Oregon Art Beat

Jazz Pianist And Composer Darrell Grant

OPB | April 21, 2016 8 p.m.

In jazz pianist Darrell Grant's new album, "The Territory," he explores the landscape and the ideas that make up the state of Oregon. 

Oregon Art Beat

Pebble Mosaic Artist Jeffrey Bale

OPB | Feb. 11, 2016 8 p.m.

Jeffrey Bale began traveling the world, finding inspiration in the stunning architecture of Europe and SE Asia. He returned home and began creating elaborate and intricate pebble mosaics from stone he gathers in the wild. Today his work is world renowned.


Oregon Art Beat

OPB | July 10, 2013 5:11 a.m.