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32nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy

Reserve your FREE ticket to the Americans for the Arts 32nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Art & Public Policy featuring Rita Moreno, introduction by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and performance by Brian Stokes Mitchell.

New Evidence of the Benefits of Arts Education by the Brookings Institution

Empirical evidence supports claims that engaging with art is essential to the human experience: Among adults, arts participation is related to behaviors that contribute to the health of civil society such as increased civic engagement, greater social tolerance, and reductions in other-regarding behavior. Yet, while we recognize art’s transformative impacts, its place in K-12 education has become increasingly tenuous.

Looking at Art Could Help Med Students Become Better Doctors

New research shows that looking at artworks can help future doctors hone their observation skills, maintain objectivity, and cope with moments of uncertainty.

Your Voice Is Needed to Continue the Cultural Trust Tax Credit!

Your Voice Is Needed to Continue the Cultural Trust Tax Credit!

Hello Friends of Arts and Culture in Oregon!  The time to engage with policymakers is now!

We’ve been preparing for all the action in the 2019 legislative session and the opening move is coming on Monday, February 18th when the House Committee of Economic Development will hold a hearing on HB 2052 — a bill to extend the sunset on the cultural tax credit for the next ten years.  We hope you will contact your legislators to encourage them to support HB 2052 and to share with them the priority that you and other Oregonians put on access to creative expression in this state. 

Oregon is unique in the Nation in having the Cultural Trust but we are far from the $200 million fund that was originally envisioned.  We need to collectively raise our voices in support of building this fund and using tax incentives to help do it — remember dollars in the Cultural Trust are distributed to every county and to tribal partners.  This tax credit is an important engagement tool for this state and critical to our cultural ecosystem.  Please add your voice!  Best — Cultural Advocacy Coalition

Send your support letter for HB 2052 in by Friday, February 15th to:  [email protected]


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Columbia Center for the Arts- Exhibitions & Events in February 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

National Identity

February 2019 Exhibition

January 30 through February 24, 2019

Artists illustrate their emotional and intellectual responses to their sense of National Identity—perhaps through their country of birth, their ancestral past, or their own ideology of their personal identity.

Participating Artists: Kecia Florendo, Anita Jackson, Anita Davis, Brianna Stacon, Edward Heath, Paul Rowley, Roya Mahjour, Ghazal Mahjour, SEPALI Artisans, Francisco Bautista, Laura Bautista, David Bautista, Cinthya Bautista, Teri-Jo Yazzie, Kayla Jones, Brutis Baez, James Greeley, Unique Bryant,Greta White Elk, Shayleen Eagle Speaker, Wiona Strong, Beaulah Tsumpti, Emily Courtney, LaMinnie Caldera, and Jason Smartlawit

Also this February, Windermere will feature an Exhibition of Michael Dinning’s work. Columbia Center for the Arts curates a monthly art exhibition at the Hood River Windermere Real Estate Office at 315 Oak Street in downtown Hood River, OR.

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Oregon Scholastic Art Awards

February 2019 Lobby Show

January 30 through February 24, 2019
136 Hood River Valley High School Art entries in 2D art and 3D art received Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Awards at the state level this year!

(State level Gold Key winners will go on to the national Scholastic Art competition to compete for medals and a chance to attend the Medal award ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York if they win a Gold Medal after the second round of judging).

Gold Key winners’ work will be displayed at a special exhibit in the lobby at the Columbia Art Gallery for the month of February.

Participating Artists: Erika Anderson, Emma Berens, Claire Bokovoy, Elieana Bounds, Alexandra Buckles, Melissa Campos-Medina, Grace Clute, Ayva Sunshine Levin, Teddy Parkinson, Sandra Piatt, Nate Schutt, Grace Skakel, Ellen Sova, Kelsey Stewart, Daniela Valle (Senior Portfolio Gold), and Zane Yinger (Senior Portfolio Gold)

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You can read more about this art competition here: artandwriting.org

Julie

National Theatre Live

February 12, 2019 at 6pm
Running Time: 100 Minutes
$12 for Adults
$8 for Seniors and Students (must present student ID)
Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Purchase tickets online, in the Columbia Arts Gallery at 215 Cascade in Hood River, or at Waucoma Bookstore. Please note that tickets are non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation.

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Baba Yaga

One-Woman Show

February 8, 2019 and February 9, 2019 at 7pm, Doors at 6:30
$5 for Adults and Free for Students (must present a student ID)

Baba Yaga is a morally ambiguous witch who relishes doling out romantic advice to those brave enough to visit her hut–or perhaps she would rather eat you instead. Often described as a hideous crone who lives deep in the forest, Baba Yaga is an unpredictable force from Russian folklore, who  occasionally helps and often hinders her fairy tale visitors. Sometimes kind and often cruel, she imparts the audience with romantic advice, told through three classic Russian fairy tales from her perspective.

Baba Yaga is written, devised, and performed by Sam Reiter. True to its Russian fairy tale roots, the show developed primarily in Moscow, where its creator studied for a semester at the Moscow Art Theatre (in conjunction with the National Theatre Institute). Baba Yaga weaves shadow puppets, expressive movement, Pushkin, unconventional anecdotes, Russian dance, and improvisation into a unique storytelling experience. Don’t miss the performance that Oregon Arts Watch hailed as a “majestic, loving invocation of an old spirit.”

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Rising Stars Pianist: Filippo

Portland International Pianist Filippo Gorini

February 10, 2019 at 2pm, doors at 1:30pm
Adults: $12
Seniors / Students: $10 (must present student ID)

Portland Piano International’s Rising Stars are young, up-and-coming pianists who have the potential to become internationally known performers. Selected by Artistic Director Arnaldo Cohen, the young artists perform several times at vaious locations across the country, including performances in Oregon with this special appearance on the CCA stage.

Italian pianist, Filippo Gorini, is praised for his “rare intellect, temperament…and vivid imagination”. In 2015, he received both the first and audience prizes at the Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn, for his performances of works by Schubert, Beethoven, Schönberg, Bartok and Thomas Andés. In summer 2018, Filippo made his debut at Rheingau Festival and Festspiele MecklenburgVorpommern, alongside appearances at Mude Salentine in Italy, and Plush Festival in Dorset, UK.

Previous awards and competition succes includes the 2017 Beethoven-Ring prize from the Citizens for Beethoven Association in Bonn, first prise at the Neuhaus Competition in Moscow, and prize of the Young Euro Classics Festival in Berlin. Filippo’s debut disc of The Diabelli Variations was released from The Guardian, Le Monde, BBC, as well as a Diapason D’or. Filippo continues his studies with Maria Grazia Bellocchio and Pavel Golilov as Mozarteum University in Salzburg, as well as receiving mentorship from Alfred Brendel.

Sense of Place

Schemes, Dreams and Teams: a Century-Long Saga to Protect the Columbia Gorge with Kevin Gorman

February 13, 2019 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm
Friends of the Columbia Gorge Executive Director Kevin Gorman explores steps to protect the beautiful areas we are all drawn to, and think through our impacts as explorers, travelers and stewards.  Can we develop practices to replenish ourselves and the Gorge at the same time? Join Kevin for a dive into history, conflict and how technology might help all of us keep the Columbia Gorge wild and beautiful for generations to come

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Lobbying Strategy Innovation Award

Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund were today awarded the Lobbying Strategy Innovation Award in recognition of their lobbying innovations for the #SAVEtheNEA campaign.

CALL FOR ART: 2019 COCA MEMBERS’ SHOW

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CALL FOR ART: 2019 COCA MEMBERS’ SHOW

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We are thrilled to present Motherland: 2019 CoCA Members’ Show from March 7 – April 20, 2019, a juried salon-style exhibition of artworks by CoCA’s artist members at our downtown Seattle gallery. This year’s juror for the exhibition is artist and writer Amanda Manitach. In addition to working extensively in the field of drawing and multi disciplinary visual art, she has also served as Visual Arts Editor at City Arts Magazine, was a previous curator at Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, and co-founded multiple alternative art spaces and events across Seattle in the past decade. Members have a special opportunity to have work reviewed for the exhibition by Manitach, as well as have her highlight her juror’s pick in the catalog, CoCA’s newsletter, and blog. All current artist members will participate in an online and in-gallery contest to win the People’s Choice Awards.

This show is part of CoCA’s 2019 programming that amplifies female voices and themes; the 2019 CoCA Members’ Show is open to all interpretations and reflections on the title, “Motherland.” We welcome all genders, ages, and media including 2D, 3D, multimedia, installation, literary, sound, and performance artists from across the globe to join us in this global conversation through contemporary art.

Artists are encouraged to join CoCA today; all current members will have their work included in the printed annual members’ catalog. Artists have until February 10, 2019 at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time to complete steps for entry and update artwork on their personal Online Member Directory pages.

Apply to the Show

Our annual show is juried through the free CoCA online member directory. Follow these steps to apply.

  1. Make sure you’re a CoCA member: join or renew today.
  2. Gain access to the CoCA membership directory. Expect email with instructions once you’ve joined or renewed. All current members will be part of this year’s catalog.
  3. If you’re a member at the student or artist level, pay the $25 submission fee.to be a part of the exhibition jury. For members at the Professional ($95) level and above, the fee is waived.
  4. For both catalog and exhibition entries, create or update your portfolio of images in the membership directory by February 10 at 11:59 PM.

Restrictions

Artwork sized at 36×36” and smaller will receive top consideration for CoCA’s gallery space in Pioneer Square. Please share your small to medium sized works with us under those dimensions. We also welcome time-based works such as video and/or performance proposals.

Become a Member

This is a member-only call. As an organization run by artists, our membership benefits focus on increasing a healthy network of contemporary artists and arts leaders across the globe. All current members will be included in the printed catalog and gain access to portfolio reviews with top curators and arts leaders, exclusive discounts at Seattle arts businesses, and entry to special members-only networking events. Not a member yet? Sign up today.

Calendar of Events

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time
Exhibition Dates: March 7 – April 20, 2019
Members Only Party: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 5-7pm
Opening Reception: Thursday March 7, 2019, 6-9pm, part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 20, 4-6pm
Members Only Portfolio Review: Saturday, April 20, 1-3pm

All events are held at CoCA in Pioneer Square, 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

2018 Year End Campaign

Support the arts this holiday season.

Brownstein Client Conversations: Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund join Brownstein Policy Advisor David Reid for a discussion moderated by Drew Littman on how they advocate for the arts in Washington.

2018 Post-Election Impact on the Arts

The 2018 Mid-Term Elections undoubtedly brought a lot of changes to the political arena. But what will this mean for the arts?