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2014 Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour

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Join us at the Beach for Thanksgiving Weekend and enjoy the 2014 Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour!

One of the very best ways to see the beauty of the peninsula and to discover the many talents our creative members possess. Travel up and down the peninsula through Chinook, Ilwaco, Long Beach, along the bayside, Ocean Park and Surfside…the art you find as you journey will be as different as the villages you travel through. PAA’s office in Long Beach may also hold a few artists and several new artist studios are planned for this year as well. It’s great to see where the artists actually create and have the chance to talk to them about their work. Most stops will be serving refreshments. This is a family friendly outing and the perfect way to start off holiday shopping…what’s better than something handcrafted or one-of-a-kind?

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Oregon Arts Commission Town Halls, Poetry Out Loud, Grant Updates

Town meetings launch planning process

  

Three weeks into the strategic planning process, Brian Rogers and alternating staff teams have logged three road trips, seven towns and 1,600 miles. And during 21 hours of town meetings, they have learned about regional and statewide issues, hearing from more than 200 Oregonians about arts and culture priorities, concerns, aspirations and opportunities.

Brian Rogers collects idea cards at the La Grande/Cove town meeting.
Commission members also are attending to hear directly from participants. “The energy and enthusiasm of the participants in Pendleton and Salem (the first of five town meetings I’m attending) was fantastic,” says Julie Vigeland, Commission chair. “Clear themes came through immediately, including the need for more support for arts education and other ‘to dos’ that the Commission can tackle quickly. We heard strong voices saying that applications need to be shortened and simplified. Amongst other suggestions was the request to initiate multi-year grants,” she adds. “The ideas keep coming and we’re on it!”

 

“We’ve heard unique stories and challenges. We’ve also heard some similar themes,” says Deb Vaughn, arts education coordinator for the Commission, who participated in town meetings held in The Dalles, La Grande/Cove and Pendleton. “We are getting really good information from people – it’s very different from what we might hear in one-on-one conversations.”

“It’s been enlightening,” adds Rogers. “We encourage people to brainstorm around general questions. The small group approach allows themes to emerge fairly quickly, so that a three-hour meeting can result in pretty concrete priorities and recommendations.”

A small group begins their discussion at the Pendleton Center for the Arts.

 

The Eastern and Southern Oregon meetings concluded this week. Still to come are three stops on the Oregon Coast (Newport, Coos Bay and Astoria), two meetings in Portland (Portland Eastside and Portland Westside) and a final stop in Eugene on Dec. 12.

 

Once all the results are compiled, they will form the framework of plans that will guide both the Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust for the next three to five years. “The more people participate, the better the outcome will be,” says Rogers. “We strongly encourage those who care about arts and culture to let their voices be heard.”

 

Registration is encouraged but not required; click here for details and registration links.

First round of FY15 Career Opportunity Grants announced

 

Heidi Preuss Grew’s  “Muse,” 2012-14 Limoges porcelain and wood, 13 x 20 x 7 inches.
In the first of three rounds of 2015 Career Opportunity Grants, the Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation have awarded $41,645 to 11 artists for career development projects. The awards include $15,750 from the Oregon Arts Commission and $25,895 in supplemental funding for seven artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation. Individual grants range from $800 to $8,990.

Career Opportunity Grants fund opportunities for artists to further their careers in areas that include artistic, business or professional development.

   

Patrick Kelly’s commissioned piece installed at Easter Oregon University.

FY15 Career Opportunity Grants were awarded to:

Ryan Burns (Ashland) OAC $1,450;

Damien Gilley (Portland) OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $2,790;

Grant Hottle (Portland) OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $1,500;

Diane Jacobs (Portland) OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $3,615;

Patrick Kelly (Portland) OAC $800;

Anya Kivarkis (Eugene) OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $5,000;

D.E. May (Portland) OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $7,490;

Donald Morgan (Eugene) OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $4,000;

Travis Neel (Portland) OAC $1,500;

Heidi Preuss Grew (Salem) OAC $1,500; and

Laura Vandenburgh (Springfield) OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $1,500.

 

Read the news release for details and project descriptions.

High schools recruited for Poetry Out Loud

 

Oregon’s 2014 Poetry Out Loud runner up Maxwell Romprey (left) and champion Rosie Reyes.
Poetry Out Loud is a recitation contest open to all Oregon high school students. It is a free program that encourages young performers to dive into American poetry through memorization and competitive performance.

 

Poetry Out Loud gives students a chance to memorize and recite their choice of hundreds of poems available in the POL online anthology. They compete in school contests, which can include as few as two students or be elaborate school-wide events. School contests can be incorporated into the curriculum or held as independent, after school events.

 

Poetry Out Loud is a recitation contest open to all Oregon high school students. It is a free program that encourages young performers to dive into American poetry through memorization and competitive performance.

 

Poetry Out Loud gives students a chance to memorize and recite their choice of hundreds of poems available in the POL online anthology. They compete in school contests, which can include as few as two students or be elaborate school-wide events. School contests can be incorporated into the curriculum or held as independent, after school events.

 

School winners will compete in regional contests on Saturday, March 7.  The top three regional contestants will move on to the state contest in Salem on March 14. Lodging and mileage allowances are available when needed. The state winner moves on to Washington, D.C.–all expenses paid–for the April 27-29 National Finals. The national winner receives a $20,000 scholarship.

 

The deadline for schools to register is Dec. 9.The registration form is available online at www.oregonartscommission.org/programs/arts-learning/poetry-out-loud. For more information, contact Deb Vaughn, arts education coordinator, at deborah.vaughn@oregon.gov or 503-986-0085.

Grant update: Arts Build Communities

 

The FY15 Arts Build Communities grant panel will meet to discuss all applications and make ranking recommendations on Thursday, Nov. 6. The meeting is open to the public.
Panel review location and time:
8:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6

(Until the grant review is complete)

State Lands Building, Rm 201

775 Summer St. NE, Salem

 

Final funding recommendations will be made at the Commission’s quarterly meeting on Friday, Dec. 5; awards will be announced the week of Dec. 15.

If you have any questions regarding your application please contact Brian Wagner at brian.wagner@oregon.gov.

 

Post-Election Impact on the Arts Update

What a dramatic and historic election night! Here are some of our top-line election results and analysis on the election’s impact on the arts.

Show Us Your Angels! Call to Artists for December Show at Goodbean Cafe

Goodbean_Xmas-logo-portrait_redLast year’s Angels show made the shop’s owner so happy that we have made it an annual event! We invite you to show us your angels to consider for this year’s holiday exhibition.

We would like to see new angels, but we also want to welcome last year’s artists to return if their exhibition schedules allow.

Generally each section of brick wall can hold 5 16 x 20 pieces, but you are not limited to any specific size, medium or style. Though these are also welcome, we are not asking for traditional or religious angels, but for your INTERPRETATION of an angel. We just ask that the angels you submit are suitable for the family nature of the season.

3D art may be a challenge to display due to the shortage of available horizontal surfaces in the shop, so please only submit 3D artworks which could be set on a bookshelf or hung on the wall.

Artists can submit as few as one piece, but if you have more, we’ll be happy to consider all of them. Don’t have any angels but do have other Christmas-themed pieces? Send them and we’ll take those into consideration, too!

Please submit images of your angel art to Hannah at soar@soartists.com and provide her with your phone number. The show will hang on November 30 at 4pm and will continue through December 31 at 3pm. If the show’s timeframes present difficulties to any artist who would otherwise like to participate, Hannah will be happy to make special arrangement for you.

The GoodBean features art and artists with no intent of making a profit, preferring instead to provide a low-cost, high visibility venue to share the work of local artists with our clientele. This is a wonderful opportunity for emerging artists and those who have recently moved to our area to gain local exposure. This call is being emailed to SOAR listed artists and last year’s participating artists, and we would be grateful if you’d share this call’s post with other artists whose work would be suitable for this show. Please send your submissions as soon as possible.

Artists who make a sale are invited to donate a percentage with volunteer curator Hannah West at their own discretion, but will not be charged a percentage by the cafe. If one of your pieces sells, we ask that it remain for the duration of the show or that you replace it with another appropriately themed work. Management requires artists to sign a liability release and to submit a disposition summary with the details and price of your painting. The GoodBean’s employees do not handle art transactions, but refer all inquiries to Hannah West, who then follows through with providing information and/or completing sales transactions.

Here are some angelic highlights from last year’s show:

 

Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival

Join Us for the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival!

Coming Nov. 7th, 8th and 9th!

 

  • 4 Venues: Main & Studio Theater at Columbia Center for the Arts (all 3 days!)
  • Skylight Theater & Pub (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Hood River Hotel downstairs (Saturday night only for 3 D short films)
  • Kickoff Party Friday Night Nov. 7th at 7:00 p.m. Opening films begin at 8:00 p.m. with Portland Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom’s film Alien Boy in the Main Theater and short films in the Studio
  • Films and workshops starting Saturday morning and running through Sunday
  • Closing Awards at 6:00 p.m. with multiple award winning comedy film Meet the Patel’s at 7:00 p.m.
  • Meet filmmakers, directors, actors from the films, join a workshop, celebrate a wonderful array of independent films
  • Tickets just $35 for a 3 Day pass, $15 for a single day pass
  • For more information or to purchase tickets click here

Thank you to our sponsors!!!

 

Jay Sherrard & Greg Colt

Columbia Arts
215 Cascade Avenue
Hood River, Oregon 97031
541-387-8877

Town Meeting with Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust

Town Meeting with Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust hosted in the Rogue Gallery’s Main Gallery on November 3rd from 1:00 – 4:00pm. 

If you are involved in the arts in Southern Oregon, we encourage you to attend this important meeting to give your input to these organizations.

Registration is not required but does help in planning. Register at: https://www.regonline.com

The Oregon Arts Commission is a vital resource for the Oregon arts. Each year the Arts Commission awards millions of dollars to Oregon artists and arts organizations. The Oregon Cultural Trust works with five partners: Oregon Arts Commission; Oregon State Historic Preservation Office; Oregon Humanities; Oregon Heritage Commission; and the Oregon Historical Society to promote and preserve Oregon culture.

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Building a Cultural Tourist Destination Presentation, Nov. 5, 12 -1pm
Please join us on Thursday, Nov 5th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Rogue Studio for the presentation “Lessons from Appalachia: Leveraging the Arts & Crafts as a Major Economic Development Strategy for Southern Oregon” by Jerry Works.
Cammy Davis, local artist and Edgy in October organizer says, “I saw a presentation by Jerry Works about how Appalachia converted poverty to a multi-million dollar economy through the arts.  There were so many similarities between that region and the Rogue Valley, I wanted to bring it to the Medford business and arts community as well.  I think this short presentation will inspire you and give you insight on how to help build cultural tourism in our area.”
Exhibit your artwork at Rogue Gallery!
membersgallerydropoff 2Members’ Gallery Drop-off
All members are invited to bring in three new pieces to be juried into the Members’ Gallery. The work will be displayed from November 15, 2014 – March 10, 2015. Drop-off days:
  • Friday, November 7, 10-5
  • Saturday, November 8, 11-3

Accepted work can be posted on our website. For pointers about e-mailing photos of your work, register for the free class taking place Thursday, October 30, 4-5pm in Rogue Studio.

Annual Members Show Drop-off
Be a part of our annual members show in the Main Gallery! Members are encouraged to bring in one piece of art inspired by this year’s theme “The Sky is the Limit”.  All media welcomed. Maximum size is 40 x 40 inches. This is a non-juried show and all exhibit ready work will be included. The show runs November 21- December 19, 2014.
Drop-off days:

  • Friday, November 14, 10-5
  • Saturday, November 15, 11-3

2016 Main Gallery Submissions
Whether you are an artist that would like your work shown in our Main Gallery, or know one who would be a great addition to a show, remember that we are currently accepting Main Gallery proposals. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Reserved for work of the highest quality, the Main Gallery features emerging, mid-career, and established artists from the region and beyond. The deadline for the Main Gallery 2016 exhibition series submission is December 2, 2014.  Submission guidelines available HERE.

Community Art Events
Ashland Art Center’s annual event Art Inspires Ashland is coming up November 14, 15 & 16. For information see the website artinspiresashland.org

The Annual Clayfolk Pottery Show & Sale is coming up Nov. 21-23 at the Medford Armory. For more information visit clayfolk.org.

Call to Artists from Artists in Action for the downtown Salem show Something Red. For more information and entry form go their website: www.somethingred.org.

ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK:  Mary Burke, Gubernatorial Candidate (D-Wi)

Madison School Board Member and Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Mary Burke pledged to restore the draconian multi-million dollar cuts to the arts imposed by incumbent governor Scott Walker.

Arts Alliance Update, Oregon Cultural Trust Town Hall Meeting

Arts Alliance of southern Oregon logoGreetings! We will be announcing the next Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon public meeting soon. It will be held in late November or early December in Grants Pass.
Until then, you are encouraged to attend a town meeting in Medford hosted by the Rogue Gallery & Art Center and presented by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust: Monday, 11/3 from 1-4pm.
Thank you for supporting arts & culture in our community!
Come one, come all! 

Brian Rogers and the staff of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust will hold 14 statewide town meetings between now and Dec. 12 to hear from Oregonians about arts and culture issues. The information gathered will develop independent plans to guide each organization over the next five years.

“Hearing from our stakeholders, which include every Oregonian, is a vitally important part of the planning process,” said Rogers. “The themes that emerge from these meetings will form the framework of our plans.” 

Each of the three-hour meetings, which kick off in The Dalles Oct. 20 and conclude in Eugene Dec. 12, will be hosted by a local arts and culture partner. Registration is encouraged but not required. The meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information to register: http://bit.ly/1yAtiIg
Town Meeting-Medford 

Monday, November 03, 2014 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Rogue Gallery
40 S Bartlett St
Medford, Oregon 97501
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The Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust are pleased to announce a series of 14 town meetings across Oregon to gather information about local, regional and statewide issues in arts and culture. We encourage you to attend, participate, share and learn in this important process.  The Commission and Trust will use the information we gather to develop independent plans that will guide each organization over the next five years.
We also would like you to help spread the word and invite your board members, people you serve and community leaders to these town meetings.
Registration is not required, but encouraged to help us in our logistics.  Each town meeting will be hosted by a local partner who are helping make these important meetings possible.
We also invite you to submit written testimony, especially if you are unable to attend a town meeting.
You may email testimony to brian.rogers@oregon.gov or mail to:


OAC / OCT Planning Process
775 Summer Street NE Suite 200
Salem OR 97301

Building Local Economies with the Arts

Recently at an Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon meeting, I saw a presentation by Jerry Work about how Appalachia converted poverty to a multi-million dollar economy through the arts.  There were so many similarities between that region and the Rogue Valley, I wanted to bring it to the Medford business and arts community as well.  I think this short presentation will inspire you and give you insight on how to help build cultural tourism in our area.  I feel like Medford is on the brink of vibrancy, let’s make it happen!

Please join us on Thursday, Nov 6th from Noon to 1:00 at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center for this informative presentation by Jerry Works.
Please pass this invite to others interested in building our local economy.  See you then!
Cammy Davis

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