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Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon Announces Fall Community Meeting

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon logoArts Alliance of Southern Oregon Announces Fall Community Meeting

The Steering Committee of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon (AASO) invites all arts advocates, arts organizations, artists, gallery owners, arts nonprofit management and arts and culture enthusiasts to attend the organization’s 2015 Fall Community Meeting. Please join us in the Community Room at The Oregon Community Foundation on 818 W 8th Street in Medford on Friday, September 18th from 4:30–5:30pm.

Come network with AASO members, artists and arts advocates from throughout Jackson and Josephine Counties and get inspired by The Creative Network! The Steering Committee will share updates regarding the growth of the organization, distribute new rack cards, and share goals for the remainder of 2015 and beyond! We also invite interested individual artists and arts organizations to join the Alliance at the meeting. Membership costs only $20, and application forms will be available at the meeting.

Please bring business cards and promotional materials to share and distribute to the many arts organizers in attendance. There will be an opportunity to network and get inspired by the diverse and creative arts happenings right in our Southern Oregon region.

In the spring of 2013, leaders from various arts organizations gathered with a vision to strengthen partnership and improve communication for the benefit of the greater arts community. Since then, we have regularly held panel discussions, public meetings and steering committee meetings to gather input as to what the Arts Alliance should be and how it can best support the diverse arts community of southern Oregon. Meeting locations vary throughout Southern Oregon in Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, and Kerby in order to be accessible, encourage participation by the regional arts community, and demonstrate our commitment to being an inclusive, positive, communicative, creative, informative, collaborative, and valuable resource to the arts community and the public.

The Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon is an organization composed of artists, arts organizations, arts advocates, and the arts-loving public, dedicated to building a strong, creative, and sustainable Southern Oregon arts community. We accomplish this mission by:

Developing a strong, supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having art as a common interest.
Strengthening the economies of Southern Oregon communities by increasing the demand for art and increasing arts advocacy.
Supporting activities that raise awareness of the importance of the arts and create opportunities for all to participate in and experience the arts.

It is our goal to connect Jackson and Josephine County together through culture.  We realize this can have a significant economic impact on everyone who lives in the area, as well as tourists here for a short stay.

Our current steering committee includes Brooke Nuckles Gentekos, artist, arts advocate, and Executive Director of Sanctuary One in the Applegate Valley, Susan Burnes, President of the Board of Directors Grants Pass Museum of Art in Grants Pass, Joyce Abrams, President of the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists in Kerby, Anne Brooke, watercolorist and Founder/Director of Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Hannah West, artist, arts advocate, web designer, Art Presence Board member and Founder of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource in Jacksonville, Denise Baxter, Executive Director of the Ashland Art Center in Ashland, Cammy Davis of It’s All About Art and southern Oregon art advocate in Jacksonville, Hyla Lipson, co-founder and chair of Artworks in Grants Pass, and Kim Hearon, Executive Director of the Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford.

2015 is the pilot year for the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon. In spring 2015, we officially launched the organization and have been preparing for this by designing a website and creating marketing materials, continuing to streamline communication, and building membership with funding from memberships, business sponsors and a Small Arts & Culture Grant from the Oregon Community Foundation. We would like to express our gratitude to the Oregon Community Foundation for this grant that is helping us accomplish the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon Launch.

Please visit our website: http://www.artsalliancesouthernoregon.org/ and like our Facebook page.

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon Launches!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon!

Get your Charter Membership today (only $20!)

At our meeting at in Grants Pass on April 14th, over 40 enthusiastic people from throughout Southern Oregon attended.

It was wonderful to see the momentum and excitement building as people signed up to be part of this groundbreaking initiative to mobilize arts advocates and strengthen our blossoming arts community!!

Thank you to those who attended! If you missed it, please sign up for your Charter Membership today!

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon Charter Membership benefits include:

  • being a Charter Member and founding supporter of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon!
  • your name on printed rack card and advertisements
  • link on the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon website
  • listing on the online map
  • supporting the organizational launch of Arts Alliance and supporting the mission and vision:

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.

WE ACCOMPLISH THIS MISSION THROUGH:

– Developing a strong, supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having art as a common interest.

– Strengthening the economies of Southern Oregon communities by increasing the demand for art and increasing arts advocacy.

– Supporting activities that raise awareness of the importance of the arts and create opportunities for all to participate in and experience the arts.

Charter Membership Form is attached. Please print, complete and mail with a $20 check to:

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon

P.O. Box 24

Jacksonville, Oregon  97530

See you at the Summer Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon Meeting – date to be announced soon!

 

Thank you and have a creative day!!

-Brooke Nuckles Gentekos, volunteer Steering Committee Chair

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon- like us on Facebook and see what’s happening in your arts community!

Come to the Arts Alliance Community Meeting at 2:30 TODAY!!

REMINDER: YOU ARE INVITED (and should bring some friends):

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon Spring Community Meeting

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon invites all arts enthusiasts to our Spring Community Meeting on

Tues., April 14th from 2:30–3:30PM

in the Shield Room at The Bear Hotel,

2101 NE Spalding, Grants Pass, OR 97526 (type address into GPS, not Bear Hotel!!)

All attending will have the opportunity to sign up for an Arts Alliance Charter Membership for just $20!

The 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 arts community in southern Oregon.

In the spring of 2013, leaders from various arts organizations gathered with a vision to strengthen partnership and improve communication for the benefit of the greater arts community. Since then, we have regularly held panel discussions, public, and steering committee meetings to gather input as to what the Arts Alliance should be, and created mission and vision statements. Meeting locations vary throughout Southern Oregon in Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, and Kerby in order to be accessible, to encourage participation by the regional arts community, and to demonstrate our commitment to being an inclusive, positive, communicative, creative, informative, collaborative, and valuable resource to the arts community and the public.

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:

  • Developing a strong, supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having art as a common interest.
  • Strengthening the economies of Southern Oregon communities by increasing the demand for art and increasing arts advocacy.
  • Supporting activities that raise awareness of the importance of the arts and create opportunities for all to participate in and experience the arts.

2015 is the pilot year for the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon. Presently we are planning its launch and preparing for this by building a website, creating a map and calendar, designing and creating marketing materials, continuing to streamline communication and build membership. We would like to express our gratitude to the Oregon Community Foundation for the grant that is helping us accomplish the Arts Alliance Launch in Spring 2015.

We hope you will be among the artists, regional arts leaders, gallery representatives, and art enthusiasts who join us on April 14 to make their voices heard and continue working toward the fulfillment of our collective goals!

Learn more about the Arts Alliance of southern Oregon and keep up with our events, news, and latest developments on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtsAllianceSO

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon community meeting- this Tues., April 14th from 2:30-3:30PM, Shield Room, The Bear Hotel, Grants Pass- SEE YOU THERE! 
Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon
PO Box 24, Jacksonville, OR 97530

[email protected]

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon Spring Community Meeting

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon invites all arts enthusiasts to our Spring Community Meeting on Tues., April 14th from 2:30–3:30PM in the Shield Room at The Bear Hotel, 2101 NE Spalding, Grants Pass, OR 97526. All attending will have the opportunity to sign up for an Arts Alliance Charter Membership for just $20!

The 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 arts community in southern Oregon.

In the spring of 2013, leaders from various arts organizations gathered with a vision to strengthen partnership and improve communication for the benefit of the greater arts community. Since then, we have regularly held panel discussions, public, and steering committee meetings to gather input as to what the Arts Alliance should be, and created mission and vision statements. Meeting locations vary throughout Southern Oregon in Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, and Kerby in order to be accessible, to encourage participation by the regional arts community, and to demonstrate our commitment to being an inclusive, positive, communicative, creative, informative, collaborative, and valuable resource to the arts community and the public.

Participants in a Community Meeting take part in a discussion about the Arts Alliance

Participants in a Community Meeting take part in a discussion about the Arts Alliance

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:

  • Developing a strong, supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having art as a common interest.
  • Strengthening the economies of Southern Oregon communities by increasing the demand for art and increasing arts advocacy.
  • Supporting activities that raise awareness of the importance of the arts and create opportunities for all to participate in and experience the arts.

It is our goal to connect Jackson and Josephine County together through culture.  We realize this can have a significant economic impact on everyone who lives in the area, as well as benefitting tourists here for a short stay.

Our current steering committee include:

  • Brooke Nuckles Gentekos, artist, arts advocate, and Executive Director of Sanctuary One in the Applegate Valley
  • Susan Burnes, President of the board of directors Grants Pass Museum of Art in Grants Pass
  • Joyce Abrams, President of the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists in Kerby
  • Anne Brooke, artist and founder/director of Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville
  • Hannah West, artist, arts advocate, web designer, Art Presence Board member and founder of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource in Jacksonville
  • Denise Baxter, Executive Director of the Ashland Art Center in Ashland
  • Cammy Davis of It’s All About Art and southern Oregon art advocate in Jacksonville
  • Hyla Lipson, co-founder and chair of Artworks in Grants Pass
  • Kim Hearon, Executive Director of the Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford.

2015 is the pilot year for the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon. Presently we are planning its launch and preparing for this by building a website, creating a map and calendar, designing and creating marketing materials, continuing to streamline communication, and building membership. We would like to express our gratitude to the Oregon Community Foundation for the grant that is helping us accomplish the Arts Alliance Launch in Spring 2015.

Participants in the last Community Meeting contribute ideas for the Arts Alliance slogan

Participants in the last Community Meeting contribute ideas for the Arts Alliance slogan

During our last community meeting we brainstormed slogans for the arts marketing campaign, narrowing the candidates down from a huge list of contributed ideas. The steering committee is coordinating details for the arts marketing campaign including a logo design, regional coordination, fundraising, and continued outreach to our blossoming arts community and arts enthusiasts throughout southern Oregon. We hope you will be among the artists, regional arts leaders, gallery representatives, and art enthusiasts who join us on April 14 to make their voices heard and continue working toward the fulfillment of our collective goals!

Learn more about the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon at our website: http://www.artsalliancesouthernoregon.org/ and keep up with our events, news, and latest developments on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtsAllianceSO

Contact Us!
Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon
P.O. Box 24
Jacksonville, OR 97530
[email protected]