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Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts

GOING PUBLIC: Creating Art for Public Spaces 

Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts with support from the City of Ashland
Saturday, April 21st 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meese Auditorium, located in the Art Building at Southern Oregon University
555 Indiana Street, Ashland OR

GOING PUBLIC: Creating Art for Public Spaces - Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts with support from the City of Ashland

To register:

https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=f9e5783e75b67807d1c01d10e6d130ef&t=tix&vqitq=a9319bb5-ff9f-4588-8f08-4d6bc452f508&vqitp=3c492849-959e-4776-b963-e49bbd9ecb41&vqitts=1519847519&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=a9084c5963597a873a18c51ba842ff31


General Directions:

555 Indiana Street, Ashland, OR 97520. Located at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus. The Art Building and Meese Auditorium at Southern Oregon University are most directly accessible off of Interstate 5 at Exit 14, the southern Ashland exit.

Grants, Winners, Poetry and Exhibit News from OAC February 2018

February 2018

News & Updates

A new Arts Commissioner, lots of grant news and a powerful new exhibition in the Governor’s Office — plus a preview of the 2018 Poetry Out Loud contest!

Matt Stringer appointed to Arts Commission

Matthew Stringer, the executive director of Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum​ in Ontario, Oregon, has been appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Governor Kate Brown​. Stringer fills the position previously held by Libby Unthank Tower, who completed her second four-year term in December.
Matthew Stringer

Jess Perlitz named 2018 Joan Shipley Fellow

Jess Perlitz, a Portland-based artist working in sculpture, performance and drawing, is the 2018 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission’s honorary Joan Shipley Award.
Perlitz leads a group of 19 Oregon artists selected from a pool of more than 120 applicants from 23 Oregon cities for the Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowships.
Jess Perlitz, That Which is Set Before the Eyes, 2015. Concrete, foam, office furniture, paint.

Motoya Nakamura exhibits in Governor’s Office

Portland artist Motoya Nakamura is exhibiting “Images of the 442nd: Nisei Japanese American WWII Veterans and Their Continuing Legacy” in Governor Kate Brown​’s Office at the Oregon State Capitol​ in Salem now through April 4.
Motoya Nakamura, Kenny Namba, 2009, archival pigment print, 30 x 24 inches.

Poetry Out Loud winners named

Congratulations to Jaden Schiffhaur and Leopold Westrey, the first and second place finishers in the Feb. 12 Poetry Out Loud contest at Lincoln High School!
Jaden will represent Lincoln Saturday, March 3, at the Portland Regional Contest at Lewis and Clark College. Regional contests also are scheduled that day at Rogue Community College in Medford and at Willamette University in Salem.
Jaden Schiffhaur (left) and Leopold Westry (right) took first and second place in the Lincoln High School Poetry Out Loud contest Feb. 12.

Arts Learning grants announced

Congratulations to the 20 Oregon arts organizations sharing $193,001 in FY 2018 Oregon Arts Commission Arts Learning grants! The grants, ranging from $4,451 to $12,046, support arts education projects now under way across the state.
Teacher Bari Frimkess leads a recorder class for students in the Phoenix/Talent school district as part of an Arts Learning project led by the Rogue Valley Symphony Association.

Small Operating grants announced

Congratulations to the 79 small Oregon arts organizations to receive FY2018 operating support from the Oregon Arts Commission! Awarded to arts organizations in 29 towns and cities across the state, Small Operating Grants are designed to provide operating support to arts organizations with budgets under $150,000.
A Corvallis Guitar Society event..

Arts Build Communities grants announced

Congratulations to the 33 projects awarded $209,400 in 2018 Oregon Arts Commission Arts Build Communities grants! Arts Build Communities projects use the arts as a means of addressing community need. They target broad geographic impact and arts access for underserved audiences in Oregon. More than half of this year’s awards go to communities outside of the Portland area.
A studnet shows off her ring prowess during a Circus Project workshop.

Conversations with Funders and Partners happening now

More than $5 million in funding will be on the table when Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner joins with colleagues from the Cultural Trust’s Statewide Partners and other funders for “Conversations with Funders and Partners,” a 14-stop state tour. Attendees will learn about grant programs available from multiple grantmakers and will have the opportunity to discuss their projects and programming. Other statewide programming resources also will be presented.
A 2017 Conversations with Funders event in Eugene.

Happy 55th to the Corvallis Art Center

January marked the 55th anniversary of the opening of the Corvallis Art Center. We are proud of your longstanding service to the greater Corvallis community!
Corvallis Art Center.
Oregon Arts Commission | Phone 503-986-0082 | www.oregonartscommission.org

AGA Spotlight Exhibits February 2018

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits

Gallerie Karon

East Meets East – Part II 

(please note that the title of the show is East Meets East NOT East Meets West)

The exhibit runs from February 2nd through the 28th

Gallerie Karon takes you on a journey to the Near, Far, and Middle East this month.

Exotic jewelry, kimonos, Buddhas and Quan Yins abound. They are joined by ceramics, masks and fascinating accessories. Gallerie Karon now features antique furniture specializing in small interesting pieces that will fit anywhere with versatile uses. 

It’s the lunar Year of the Dog in Chinese Astrology and it’s going to be a good one as the dog is a lucky sign. Prosperity and love are predicted. The dog is watchful and protective and of course, very loyal. 

There will be a special appearance Feb 2nd from 5:30-7pm by Zahara. Zahara is a professional dancer and instructor of Middle Eastern dances. She owns Shiviti Dance Co. and Shiviti Bazaar in Ashland. 

Miniature Samurai horseback warrior - 15th century style

Miniature Samurai horseback warrior – 15th century style

late 1800’s in perfect detail. Museum quality,

Art & Soul Gallery

“In Love with Oregon,” watercolor paintings by Betty Barss

Opening reception First Friday, February 2nd from 5 to 8 PM. 
Show runs through February 25
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“My love of Oregon began about fifty years ago when we first experienced Oregon’s coast and lakes.  No matter where we travel in Oregon there are always interesting and beautiful sites that excite me to get out my watercolors and brushes to capture my feelings of inspiration.  My favorite areas in Oregon are the Coast, Southern Oregon and Eastern Oregon.  I also find having four seasons brings new inspiration through out the year.  I hope you find Oregon as interesting and beautiful as I do.”

“Nature’s Statue” watercolor by Betty Barss

“Nature’s Statue” watercolor by Betty Barss

Shepherd’s Dream

A Retrospective

Pat Moore, (patmoorephotography.com) local Fine Art photographer, is constantly observing his surroundings and conceiving images that convey the essence of a place, or topic and tell a story.  He has a plan behind every image, using exposure techniques, careful composition, with special attention to subject matter.  Digital darkroom techniques are especially important to express Pat’s vision to create collages and photographic collections, enabling viewers to experience a moment in time, a particular emotion remembered dearly, or perhaps a place they long to be.

He is joined by the acoustic guitarist Coyote, in our new location: 42 East Main Street.  For more information, call 541-941-0855, and follow us on Facebook.  Artwork displayed throughout March, 2018.

“Tavira Balconies, Portugal” 24x36, photograph by Pat Moore

“Tavira Balconies, Portugal” 24×36, photograph by Pat Moore

Hanson Howard Gallery

Betty LaDuke: Diversity, original painted panels and giclee prints spanning five decades

Betty LaDuke’s career as an artist has spanned the globe focusing on concerns of the human condition. While often speaking to the trials that humans face, there is also a celebration of spirit present in her work. Never centralized or restricted by borders in understanding what it is to be human, LaDuke has traveled the world with an intensity of commitment to her subject. For Diversity, we have selected both original panels and giclee prints spanning five decades and five continents.

Join us in a reception for Betty LaDuke February 2nd, 5-8 p.m. during the Ashland First Friday Artwalk. Show runs January 24th, 2017- February 28th, 2018.

*Winter hours through February will be Wednesday-Saturday 11-5. 

"Catch the Joy as it Flies," painting by Betty La Duke

“Catch the Joy as it Flies,” painting by Betty La Duke

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City of Ashland Call to Artists

City of Ashland Call to Artists - city of Ashland logo

Call for Artists: Theater Corridor RFQ

The City of Ashland, Oregon calls to artists to complete a Request for Qualifications for a site specific art installation. The installation — which incorporates lighting — will cover the length of a concrete paved, exterior corridor.  The project offers an all-inclusive award of $110,000.  The deadline is October 1, 2016.  Find application information and links to more information about Ashland’s public art master plan at www.ashland.or.us/theatercorridor.

2015 Call to Artists for Public Art Installation

St. Johns Main Street in Portland, OR is requesting proposals from established professional artists to create and install an original public art piece(s) that represents and invigorates the St. Johns community. This artwork will achieve a sense of place and wonder; it will speak of our unique identity and history, of our diversity and dreams. It will endure for many years through both its artistic integrity and structural durability, and it will complement the quality of life here.

St. Johns Main Street
2015 Call to Artists

Project Description

The St. Johns Main Street (SJMS) Design Committee is asking for proposals from established professional artists to install an original art piece(s) that reflects the history, diversity, life and aspirations of the St. Johns community. The artist(s) is required to engage the community, through research and dialogue, in the conceptual development phase (Phase I) of the project. The project should be appropriate for outdoor installation, able to withstand weather, foot traffic and curious hands. The area of the installation is the downtown St. Johns corridor (Lombard Street between St. Louis and Richmond), but the specific location will be determined by a) the artist’s final concept and b) the property owner’s approval. Projects by teams will be considered. Projects in multiple locations will be considered. All applicants must be Oregon residents.

Project Objective

Create an original public art piece(s) that represents and invigorates the St. Johns community. This artwork will achieve a sense of place and wonder; it will speak of our unique identity and history, of our diversity and dreams. It will endure for many years through both its artistic integrity and structural durability, and it will complement the quality of life here.

Projected Budget

$5,000 has been secured to fund the artist’s initial design and community engagement phase (Phase I). Once a final design is presented and approved, additional funds ($20,000) must be raised through grants, gifts, and crowd-funding sources (Phase II). While St Johns Main Street will steer the pursuit of these funds, the artist will be needed, and must be willing, to assist and actively participate in this part of the process.

Final design budget may not exceed $25,000 (including materials, installation, and artist time)

Phase I            Design and Community Engagement
Phase II          Fundraising
Phase III         Project Completion

Projected Calendar      (assuming we issued this on March 1, 2015)

April 17, 2015            RFP’s submitted by 5:00 PM
May 9, 2015            Design Committee reviews proposals, selects 3 finalists
May 25, 2015            Finalists give 10-minute presentation to Design Committee
June 1, 2015            Project awarded / Begin Phase I / Design + Community Engagement
October 5, 2015        End Phase I / Present final plan to Design Committee
October-December, 2015    Phase II / Fundraising
January – April 2016        Phase III / Project Completion
May 7, 2016            Installation date

How to Apply

Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following BY MAIL:

  • A CD or USB device containing all the below documents and files. All files on this device will be clearly and consistently labeled, and begin with your LAST NAME
  • One page letter of interest
  • Current resume, 2-page maximum
  • 3 professional reference letters with contact information
  • 10 images of recent, relevant work. All image files should be JPEG, a minimum of 300 dpi, and 5” x 7”
    Corresponding Image List. Number and title each JPEG (1-10) and include a description sheet with corresponding numbers. The sheet should list: titles, dates, media, dimensions, locations and sponsors of the works
  • One page general design concept for this project, including a simple sketch, description, size, material (medium), projected budget, and proposed location(s)
  • One page plan for engaging with the community – detailed and achievable
  • Self-addressed Stamped envelope, if you want your CD returned

    Send to:

        St Johns Main Street
8250 N Lombard Street
Portland, OR  97203
        ATTN: Lindsay Jensen

Questions about submission, please email Lindsay Jensen at [email protected]

Unveiling of New Mural By Denise Baster in Ashland on Sunday!

You are invited to attend a city wide celebration and unveiling of a recently completed mural, Seasons of Gratitude by Denise Baxter, Executive Director of the Ashland Art Center, located at the Emergency Food Bank on 560 Clover Lane in Ashland. If you are in or around Ashland this Sunday, August 3rd at 3pm, stop by to celebrate the new and largest piece in the City of Ashland’s Public Art Collection.
Mural by Denise Baxter to be unveiled at the Ashland Food Bank - flyer
Thank you to our event sponsors:  Caldera Brewing Company, Grizzly Peak Winery, Green Springs Inn and Cabins, Maren Faye Catering, and Komac (music).

Volunteer Profile: Kristianna Woods

Kristianna has been a Britt fan since moving to the Rogue Valley 14 years ago. She loves live music, especially in outdoor settings and enjoys the variety of music that Britt Festivals provide.

She’s been a volunteer for 4 seasons and held many positions on the hill: ticket taker, event staff, clean up, and usher. She prefers to “work the hill” as an usher because she can interact with patrons, addressing questions or concerns. She says that patrons are there to have a wonderful time and she enjoys helping them to have that experience.

Kristianna says, “Over the years it’s been fun working with the same volunteers and getting to meet new volunteer friends. Everyone has great attitudes and loves and respects Britt and enjoys the volunteer experience. Bow, Britt’s Director of House Operations, is a delight to work with …always has a ready smile and great attitude. He keeps it all happening smoothly for the volunteers.”

She believes that the new Performance Garden, showcasing regional musicians, has been a wonderful new addition to Britt because it provides a comfortable space for patrons to discover local artists while awaiting the main stage performance. Patrons can picnic on the grass or sit at tables.

Kristianna says: “Britt Festivals is one of the gems of the valley just as the Shakespeare Festival is. It is a unique music venue that offers world-class performances. Being able to picnic before or during the performances helps to create the magical Britt Experience.”

 

See What Happened at the Ukulele Getaway

Enjoy exploring the many faces of the recent Britt Ukulele Getaway, June 27-29, 2014, which was open to all ages.  Both children and adults had fun learning how to play the Ukulele from a group of spirited, experienced instructors. My dog has fleas!  Photos taken by Lisa La Pierre, Britt Intern, 2014.

See What Happened at Rock Camp

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Enjoy exploring the many moments of Britt’s 2014 Rock Camp, a week-long workshop, designed to foster creativity, community, and collaboration while providing an entry point to the arts for middle and high school students. Rock on with your bad self!  Photos taken by Lisa La Pierre, Britt Intern, 2014.

 

Catching up with Cody Stover, Former Britt Intern

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We encourage our former interns to share their discoveries as they venture forward, building interesting lives.

In these brief interviews, they explore how contributing as a Britt Intern has formed them as individuals.

Cody Stover was a Britt Intern during 2012, focusing on video marketing but let’s hear him speak in his own words:

“Two years following my internship, I look back and realize how incredibly valuable my summer on the Britt Hill was for my development. Starting my internship, I was not sure of my own career plans but after working for ten weeks in the Britt non-profit environment, I began to find my path.”

“Last winter, I traveled with Enactus, a non-profit organization, to Nicaragua to build houses, set-up a waste management system, and interview candidates for micro-loans. My experience with Britt led to my work with Enactus. I’ve discovered that I’d prefer working for a non-profit with humanistic goals and not just an interest in profit.”

“While at Britt, I produced the 50th Season Story Series, an interview series focused on telling the stories of long-time Britt patrons and musicians. This experience sparked my interest in journalistic documentary-style videography, and so this past summer I traveled to Alba, Italy where I lived with a host family and filmed a video documentary commemorating the cities’ 50-year sister city relationship. I was able to interview and network with people involved in the history of the sister city program, while gaining valuable global perspectives. I also became interested in the wine industry while in Italy.”

“Even though my internship was 2 years ago, Britt staff assisted me in securing a wine marketing internship with Kriselle Cellars. Britt Festivals does not simply make short-term investments but establishes long-term partnerships with their interns, helping them transition successfully from college to career. Britt Festivals has changed my life and better prepared me for my future, and hey….. working to the music of a starlit symphony on the Britt hill on a Southern Oregon summer night? That ain’t so bad either. “