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Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon
January 12, 2015, 2:30-4 PM, Rogue Gallery & Art Center Studio
Community Meeting Notes
Over 18 community members attended including artists, arts advocates, and representatives from art organizations including Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Art Presence, Edgy Art Events, Southern Oregon Guild, Grants Pass Commission for Public Art, Medford Arts Commission, Art Works, and more. Participants from throughout Southern Oregon represented both Jackson and Josephine County as we came together to forge and strengthen the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon.
We shared the history of the Arts Alliance:
In Spring 2013, leaders from various arts organizations gathered with a vision to strengthen partnership and improve communication for the benefit of the larger arts community. Since then, we regularly held panel discussions, public, and steering committee meetings to gather input as to what the Arts Alliance should be and came up with mission and vision statements. Meeting locations varied throughout Southern Oregon in Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, and Kerby in order to be accessible, inclusive, and to encourage participation by the regional arts community.
MISSION: Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon is an organization of artists, arts organizations, arts advocates, and the public, dedicated to building a strong, creative and sustainable Southern Oregon arts community.
With ongoing input from our arts community, we decided to create an active and robust Arts Alliance to help our arts community thrive. Our vision for the Arts Alliance is to accomplish this mission through:
2015 is the pilot year for the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon!
Presently, the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon is planning to launch: we are building a website, creating a map and calendar, designing and creating marketing materials, continuing to streamline communication, build membership, and we received a grant for this launch (thank you, OCF!).
Together, we will be:
Inclusive, Positive, Communicative, Creative, Informative, Collaborative, a Resource
During the meeting we brainstormed slogans, or a tag line, for the arts marketing campaign. There were many great ideas but we narrowed down the many choices to these top hits (with number of votes):
Its SO Art (7)
A Brush With Art (6)
SO heart Art (6)
See Art Be Art SO Art (3)
Keep Calm It’s Art (3)
Art For All (3)
One for All and All for Art (3)
The steering committee will meet next month to coordinate details for the arts marketing campaign including a logo design, regional coordination, fundraising, and to continue outreach to our blossoming arts community. We look forward to the Arts Alliance Launch in Spring 2015!
Thank you for participating and please encourage more artists and arts advocates to get involved in Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon. For now, our facebook page is a great resource for alls to artists, art events and opening receptions, inspiration and more: https://www.facebook.com/ArtsAllianceSO
Next Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon community meeting- Tues., April 14th from 2:30-3:30PM, Shield Room, The Bear Hotel, Grants Pass- SAVE THE DATE!
Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon
PO Box 24, Jacksonville, OR 97530
(Donations welcome as we prepare to launch!)
Starting in February, Art Presence Art Center will have life drawing opportunities. We have hired an experienced model who will pose on Mondays from 1 to 3 pm. The cost for the 2 hour studio is $10. There will be no instruction unless requested. Bring your own supplies and join Catie Faryl and Anne Brooke in this new venture!
11 DAYS AGO
Thanks to everyone’s generous donations, I have surpassed $1000, and cannot thank you all enough!Going to graduate school means the world to me, and I am grateful for your support in this journey! Please continue to share my story with friends and family, with your help I will get there!
If you’re going to dream, dream big!
After graduating from Southern Oregon University in 2011 with my BA in art history, I realized graduate school was where I needed to be to achieve a career in the art world. My time at SOU allowed me the opportunity to study abroad in London, England in 2010, and I fell in love with the city. I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else to start my career, I mean, what better place than the center of the international art world!
For three years now I have been working my way toward graduate school. I was finally able to start applying in 2013 and applied with University College London for their MA program in art history. I interviewed with the program but was not accepted. I was devastated, but told myself I was not going to give up.
In the months that passed I found a program that suited my aspirations better than UCL through Sotheby’s Institute of Art. In November 2013, I found out I was accepted into Sotheby’s Institute of Art for the MA program in contemporary art for the 2014/2015 school year. Finally, I would be able to start my career, something I have worked so hard to achieve, in the place I’ve been working so hard to get back to!
The program at Sotheby’s is very small and difficult to get into, I felt honored to have been accepted. I reserved my housing and was starting to get everything in order to go when my funding fell through three months before I was supposed to leave. Once again, I was devastated. To add another blow to the situation a few days after realizing I wouldn’t be able to go, I was awarded a grant from Sotheby’s that would cover about 10% of my tuition costs for the 2014/2015 school year only, and had no choice but to decline it.
I’ve picked myself back up once again, and won’t give up. The institute has luckily deferred my enrollment until the 2015/2016 school year, but my task now is to find funds. The Student loan program will not work because I need a co-signer, which I don’t have. I am researching grants and scholarships but know I need to try every avenue I can. I am doing this all on my own and am saving as much as I can, while paying on other student loans at the same time.
The total cost of the Contemporary Art program is $46,012. I will once again be applying to the Sotheby’s Institute Grants and Merit Awards, the institute’s financial assistance in the form of partial-tuition awards. To receive an education from Sotheby’s, a name deeply rooted in the international art world, would be a privilege and an immense advantage in furthering my career. http://www.sothebysinstitute.com/Programmes/PLondon.aspx
I am hoping for a miracle, but either way I need help. Please take the time to consider me, an opportunity like this does not come easily. The institute believed in me enough, and now I need you to believe in me as well, and I promise to send you a postcard when I get there!
With love and hope,
Auditory Spiral, 12”x12”, oil and ink on wood.
Cochlea and Vigna flowers in the golden spiral. For purchase inquiries email [email protected]
I was experimenting with slow shutter speeds as my camera followed this skateboarder at our local skate park in Talent, OR.
Challenge Welcome to Day Four of the 3-paintings-per-day-for-five-day (3-4-5) FB challenge! Today I’m featuring my “Torsten on Bass” series, and for a blog bonus, I’m adding a fourth piece. (Thank you Myrna Wacknov for inviting me to participate in the challenge). Inspiration The paintings in the series “Torsten on Bass” were inspired by […]
A Rogue Valley native, I learned to enjoy and study nature from an early age. Being outside, playing, working and interacting with nature have always been my way of life. I have a keen appreciation of light and how it plays on all of life from shinning through the cells of a leaf to the shimmering reveal of the earth’s… Read more →
Music is Math, 12”x12”, oil and ink on wood
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