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News from the Oregon Arts Commission

Oregon Native American Youth win NAMMY Award with Oregon hip-hop artist Blue Flamez for 'Rez Life' music video

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November 10, 2016 The Art Summit’s morning session ended with a panel discussion on arts as an effective change agent. 2016 Summit Eexemplifies Arts In Action Attendees ranked their experience of the 2016 Arts Summit in Corvallis highly. With a conference theme of Arts In Action, Keynote speaker Tim Carpenter of EngAGE provided an outstanding example of creative programs that are developed to encourage vibrant aging. The August Wilson Red Door Project’s “Hands Up” performance and its associated speaker panel also gave attendees a rich, powerful and sometimes raw window into the lived experience of many Americans of color.

Overall people found the speakers and performers inspiring and valued the opportunity to network with other arts professionals. Those who came the afternoon before the Summit participated in the welcome reception, generously hosted by the Corvallis Arts Center, and arts themed dinners with Arts Commissioners. These were cited by several

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Call to Artists: 3rd Annual “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’ McCloud, CA

Paint the Town!

Campbell Global has funded our scholarship program, supporting participation of up to 10 students under the age of 18. Each student will receive some instruction and supplies. More info available on the McCloud Arts Society Facebook page, or contact Dorothea Schoenstein 964-2065. Pre-Registration is $20 thru August 10, and same day registration $30. A $10 box lunch is available from White Mountain Café, order at morning registration. Canvases and paper for competition must have a registration mark on back.

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Rogue Gallery & Art Center announces New Exhibit

Autumn Sun, mosaic by Vera Melnyk

Rogue Gallery & Art Center Announces New Exhibit in the Community Gallery Mosaic Works of Vera Melynk Friday, July 17 – August 14, 2015 Reception: Friday, July 17, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Autumn Sun, by Vera Melnyk

The Rogue Gallery and Art Center is proud to exhibit the mosaic works of Vera Melynk. Vera uses materials that include include stained glass, smalti, ceramic, marble, slate and Venetian glass to create elegant, organic mosiac that are rich in color and depth.

Describing her artistic process, she says “When I started painting in 2005, I never imagined that I would trade in my paints and brushes for hammer and hardie, nippers, tile cutters and glass grinders. But that is exactly what happened. My first mosaics were typical garden tables and vases, but somewhere along the way they ended up on cradled boards and hanging on the wall. The possibilities opened

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New Year and a New Look for LightGarden Glass Art!

LightGarden’s new home page makes it easier to find what you are looking for! There is a new video for those who are still having problems programming your kiln! Use this video and the printable firing guides to start programming your own schedules. Look under “Resources/Video” for our first video. More coming soon! click here Let us know what you think about the new website layout.

Roguish Affair – WSO Aqueous Convention

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Now is the time to plan your visit to the center of Oregon’s new “Wine Country”, October 3, 4 and 5, 2014. Convention Chair Deanna St. Martin has been busy planning a fabulous weekend full of inspiration and educational opportunities! Read on for more information…

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Art du Jour Gallery February Events

Image of painting "Table Rock View," watercolor by Dodie Hamilton

Meet the artists on Third Friday, February 21, at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford, across from Vogel Park. Hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and refreshments will be served. For more information call (541) 770—3190 or go to www.artdujourgallery.com.

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Talent Public Arts Announces

Talent Public Arts - Bringing the Arts to LIfe

We are happy to announce our first weekend art opening for Celebrating Textiles and Fashion! We have worked hard to make it a great event, with light refreshments, music my Allen Krutcher and lively conversation Sunday Nov. 17th from 1-3 at Talent City Hall Gallery. Join us in this first of its kind invitational exhibit featuring local Talent artists Sharon Lilly Bowes, Carol Christofferson, Lucy DeFranco, Caroline Dignes, Deborah Dryden, Joe Dunbar, Diane Ericson, Kathy Fennell, Carol Harvey, Yelena Joy, Thalia Keple, Diane Lea, Jo Ann Manzone, and Elaine Plaisance. Explore the mixed variety of felting, weaving, jewelry, clothing and costume design of local masters of their crafts. The show will be open for viewing Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 5 pm from November 13, 2013 through January 20, 2014 Hope to see you all there!

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Announcement from Ashland Art Center Executive Director Denise Baxter

I have been given a wonderful opportunity to visit the town of Sayulita, Mexico. Two of my dear friends have built an amazing and artistic Villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. They have gifted me a trip to experience this unique work of art named Villa Poema De Amor – Villa Love Poem. Tomorrow morning, Wednesday September 4th at 6:30am I will begin my travels to Mexico.

Longtime Ashlanders Zan Nix and Lloyd Haines created Villa Poema De Amore together. It is a beautiful example of craftsmanship filled with art from the local artisans. I plan to learn all that I can about its creation and the town it resides in.

Please follow me on Facebook as I get to explore Villa Poema De Amor and Sayulita. I will be posting throughout the day during my stay and hope to share my findings with you. I cannot wait to see what

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Oregon Arts Commission Announces $1.36 Million in Grants

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First Round of FY14 Grants Reaches Communities across Oregon

July 16, 2013, Salem, OR – The Oregon Arts Commission awarded $1.36 million in its first round of awards for fiscal year 2013-14. Grants were awarded in Operating Support: $945,700; Arts Services: $163,400; and Arts Learning programs: $184,500; as well as for designated statewide and regional programs.

 

The Commission’s Operating Support grants fund the operations of Oregon’s leading arts groups and acknowledge the role those organizations play in Oregon’s social, educational and economic arenas. Arts Learning grants support the arts as a critical link to educational achievement; they include in-classroom, after-school, and off-site activities, contributing to Oregon’s high level goals for education. Arts Services grants provide operating funds for arts councils and other groups working to make the arts accessible in all parts of Oregon.

 

In some cases, arts organizations received grants in more than one category, based

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