Welcome to the local chapter of SIGGRAPH, a professional association serving the computer graphics community of Oregon and SW Washington.

Chapter News


Cascade Chapter Party, thanking all volunteers, including board members, associates, candidates, past members, everyone! Free BBQ and outdoor dance party. Join us to celebrate 10 years of SIGGRAPH in Portland, before we close the chapter. More info>





Elections Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

Elections were recently held and were not successful. It is required that we have four officers  (also ACM SIGGRAPH members) for the board and we did not get that. Only members can vote for the board and we currently are 20 members strong. We included a space on the ballot for write-in candidates and did not receive any write-in names for chair. We are following the procedure to close the chapter and members will receive a message about it. We are grateful to everyone — all members, sponsors, partners and board members — for their participation. There will be a thank you party later in the month. Watch this space for news of that. More info>

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We Recommend The NW Animation Festival, starting Wednesday, May 23, going to Sunday, May 27 at the Hollywood Theater in Portland; More info>

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PNCA co-sponsors the Computer Animation Festival Selects from 2017 at the Mediatheque, March 22, 2018; More Info>

Global Game Jam, PIGSquad, Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH, AI Portland

We are proud to sponsor the Global Game Jam 2018 at Art Institute Portland, Jan 26 – 28, 2018; More Info>




3DV’s Autodesk Hits Portland 2017 at OMSI’s Empirical Theater;  More Info>

Register Now;  Autodesk Hits Portland Sponsors


We Recommend Best of Fest

The NWAnimation Festival’s Best of Fest, Friday, September 15, Hollywood Theater.

Left: Glove by Bernardo Britto, Alexa Lim Haas | United States | 5:46. The true story of an astronaut’s glove that has been floating in space since 1965.

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Event Programming Meeting — All are invited to a brainstorming / planning meeting for this year. Under the leadership of Fred Ruff, new VC, we’ll share ideas for events. Your ideas are welcome — join us on September 5th, at Refuge Studio, 6635, N. Baltimore Ave., Suite 112, Portland OR, 97003.


August Board Meeting 8/28/2017, 7:00pm @ John Barleycorns, 14610 SW Sequoia Pkwy, Tigard, OR 97223

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Chapters Workshop, July 29, 2017, JW Marriott, LA Live



Chapters Party July 31, 2017, Exchange LA, 618 S Spring St., Los Angeles More>

SIGGRAPH 2017, Conference, Los Angeles, Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques

SIGGRAPH 2017 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, July 30 — August 3, 2017 More>

August–September 2017 Programming Meeting TBD by Fred Ruff. Join us to brainstorm and create events in the new season.

TBA, upcoming —SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival More>

Events, in Brief for the 2016 – 2017 Season

The Almost Summer Social at Lucky Lab Hawthorne, Friday, June 16th More>


Blender Workshop | Intro to 3D Modeling in Games, with PIGSquad, May 30, 2017 at Epicodus More>

NW Animation Festival Northwest Animation Fest Hollywood Theater Sven Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

NW Animation Festival Special Networking Event / Afterparty, May 10–17 at the Hollywood Theater

Meet the Animation Tribe More>

Digital Dreams Kurtis Hough, Retrospective, Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, PCC Cascade, ASIFA

Digital Dreams Thursday, March 16, EventBrite Registration; More>


Freelancers’ Toolbox III Saturday, February 25, Free at the Wacom Experience Center; More>

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Event Tickets, Monday, February 20, 2017, Game Night | Where Gaming and CG meet, at PCC Cascade, More>

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Homebrew ARCs local animation

ARCs HomeBrew Local Animation Screening, Sunday, Jan 22 and 29th (repeat),  More>

Global Game Jam 2017 Portland    Global Game Jam 2017 Portland   Global Game Jam all weekend — Keynote Friday night, Jan. 20 6:00 pm. More>


Cascade SIGGRAPH Holiday Social 2016 — join us Friday, Dec. 13, 2016, starting at 5:30pm happy hour. At 7:00 the Portland Tradition, Christmas Ship Parade takes off from the marina. More>

Spirtis with Spirits

Spirits with Sprits: Screening and Studio Party Friday Night, Dec. 9th, at 107 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214-2126, United States. You’re invited. It’s in the tower on the roof and here are the detailed directions and entry instructions: http://bobstudios.com/mustard.html. More>

SIGGRAPH 2016 Computer Animation Festival
The SIGGRAPH 2016 Computer Animation Festival
Traveling Show with Emily Hsu, December 1, Thursday night. Get Tickets; See Event Details.

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, Cascade, SIGGRAPH, Autodesk, Autodesk Hits Portland 2016, Empirical Theater

Autodesk Hits Portland Nov. 17, 5–9:15

toolbox2b_thumbnail    Artist’s Toolbox 2, Nov. 5, 3:00 pm

toolbox1_thumb    Artist’s Toolbox 1, Sept. 23, 6:00 pm

THUMBSketch    Sketch and Stretch, Sunday, August 14, 1–4:00 pm

ThUMBsiggraph2016    SIGGRAPH 2016, Chapter Workshop and Conference July 23–28

THUMBicCream  Summer Ice Cream Social, June 31, 1–4:00 pm

THUMBottawa  Ottawa Animation Festival, July 8, 7:00 pm