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Oregon Arts Commission News - April 2017

National report shows Oregon ranks near top for arts and culture jobs

April 2017 Alexis Rockman (American, b. 1962), Evolution, 1992, oil on wood, 96 x 288 in., George R. Stroemple Collection, Lake Oswego, Oregon. Featured in curator and writer Linda Tesner’s essay “Thoughts on a Museum of Wonder,” which was commissioned for the Ecology Project. h Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation Launch Visual Arts Ecology Project

The Oregon Visual Arts Ecology Project is now live at www.oregonvisualarts.org.

The online magazine and archive attempts to further explore the depth and expand the breadth of Oregon’s visual arts ecology. The Project is a joint effort of the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation to create an accessible, permanent and interactive virtual collection documenting Oregon’s visual arts landscape, and the interconnected realms of artist, institution, patron, curator and arts writer.

The collection is a beginning, with historic and contemporary content drawn from the archives of the Arts Commission and

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A Taste of Summer with Art Presence

Yesterday’s Taste of Summer opening celebration of the Britt Festival was a colorful…artistic…and hot! way to welcome the 2013 concert season and summer in Jacksonville. There was art all over town, and Art Presence led the way. We know a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll keep my typing brief (it’s another beautiful day out there today!) and post the pictures I took of our artist members making sure art had a presence in town and the kids who participated in the art activities we presented on the lawn in font of the gallery…

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Taste of Summer: Jacksonville PResents Plenty for Arts & Culture Lovers today from 11 - 4!

Taste of Summer, chalk art made for the Britt Festival opening celebration 2013 by Cathy Gallatin

Today’s Taste of Summer Festival, the annual opening celebration of the Britt Festival’s concert season, is geared up to entertain arts & culture visitors of all ages to Jacksonville from 11 am to 4pm today!

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