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Call to Artists: Annual Betty Bowen Award

Call to Artists for the Annual Betty Bowen Awrd, August 2017

Call to Artists: Annual Betty Bowen Award

The Betty Bowen Award is now accepting applications! This award was established to honor Betty Bowen (1918-1977) who was an enthusiastic supporter of Northwest contemporary art. This is a juried award and the winner receives an unrestricted prize of $15,000 to further their career. A selection of works by the winner will be exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum. All visual artists working in any media in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are encouraged to apply. More information is available at visitsam.org/betty-bowen. Applications are accepted online at www.callforentry.org. Deadline: Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Art Presence 2017 October Creative Challenge Call to Artists

2017 October Creative Challenge Call to Artists

Art Presence 2017 October Creative Challenge Call to Artists Editor’s Note: We were notified yesterday that the application deadline for this call to artists has been extended to September 1, 2017. Each year Art Presence Art Center hosts the artistic results of a creative challenge in October. You are invited to participate in our 5th October Creative Challenge, THE OCTOBER IMAGINARIUM: HATS AND MASKS, An Artfully Twisted Halloween Exhibit. We are very excited about this year’s show and hope you will consider joining us. Below is the 2017 October Creative Challenge Call to Artists and application for the show. Please read through it carefully, as it includes ALL THE INFO you will need to know about the show including dates, ideas, suggestions, and guidelines for your artwork. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of us and we will do our best to answer your

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Governor’s Arts Awards nominations due June 30

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The hands of master Native basketweaver Pat Courtney Gold at work. Gold is the recipient of a 2001 Governor’s Arts Award from Gov. Ted Kulongoski.

Call for nominations!

Governor’s Arts Awards nominations due June 30

Do you know someone who has had a dramatic impact on the arts in Oregon? Consider nominating him or her for a Governor’s Arts Award! Individuals and organizations are eligible.

A call for nominations is now posted on the Arts Commission website; nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Awardees will be announced during the Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Portland Hilton Downtown.

A partnership between the Office of the Governor and the Arts Commission, the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the arts in Oregon. The Governor’s Arts Awards are

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Skies and Clouds with Silvia Trujillo at Rogue Gallery THIS SATURDAY!!

Painting Skies and Clouds workshop with Silvia Trujillo at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, Saturday June 3, 2017

Skies and Clouds with Silvia Trujillo Saturday, June 3,10am-4pm All painting media and skill levels welcome

Discover the importance of skies in a landscape painting. In this class you will explore ways to impart luminosity to skies, strengthen compositions through effective placement of cloud shapes, handle the edges of a cloud, and enhance a mood with the creative use of color.

Silvia Trujillo has over 20 years of teaching experience in painting and drawing. Her work is featured in galleries throughout the west coast and is collected internationally.

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MEMBERS $85 NON-MEMBERS $100 MATERIALS LIST Register Here >>

 

Cultural Advocacy Colatition to Fight for Arts Funding in Salem on Arts and Culture Advocacy Day 2017

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By now we have all heard about President Trump’s push to eliminate federal funding for a host of cultural agencies and nonprofits. Last week, President Trump doubled down, and proposed additional cuts the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—in the current budget year. These cuts would hit in the final six months of the budget cycle, crippling grants and programs that are planned and approved this year.

Oregon Humanities depends on the NEH for almost half of our funding. Thanks to this funding, we are able to work with hundreds of organizations around the state in communities large and small, urban and rural. The federal dollars that come to Oregon Humanities from the NEH make it possible for people from Klamath Falls to Portland and Enterprise to Astoria to do the ongoing work of building trust and strengthening community.

In addition

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Take Action: Arts Advocacy Needed

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Last week I sent an email about the state’s daunting $1.8 billion shortfall. Arts Advocacy Needed – This week we have an opportunity to do something about it. Please consider attending a public hearing near you and tell budget-writers to protect arts and culture when they work to balance the budget.

The legislature’s Ways and Means Committee is taking a road trip and traveling across Oregon to invite public comment on possible budget cuts and spending priorities. Concerned Oregonians will be there to speak up for senior services, public safety, education and roads. Will you stand for the arts?

We know that targeted cuts or attempts to tap the Oregon Cultural Trust would deteriorate public funding for arts and culture in Oregon to levels which could cause lasting harm to the state’s cultural economy.

Given the budget crisis and the risk that arts, humanities and public broadcasting may face

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Naked Art 2017 ~ No Mats, No Frames, Great Deals!

Naked ARt 2017 at Art Presence Art Center, jacksonville., Oregon, February 2017

Naked Art 2017: No Mats, No Frames ~ Great Deals! at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon. Image by Tom Glassman

NAKED ART 2017 No Mats – No Frames – Great Deals! January 13–February 26, 2017 Reception January 14 from 12–3pm   Well, this year’s record-breaking winter storm Helena sure did put a stick in our spokes for January! We hope you all made it through safely, and want you to know that you didn’t miss […]

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