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June 2019 Oregon Arts Commission News & Updates

Mildred Quaempts (left), dentalium work, Confederated Tribes of Umatilla, and Wilson Wewa (right), storyteller, Warm Springs. Both will participate in the 2019 Tradition Keepers Folklife Festival at Four Rivers Cultural Center on Saturday, June 29. Photo by Riki Saltzman,©Oregon Folklife Network.

June 2019

News & Updates

G. Lewis Clevenger honored with Governor’s Office exhibition, NEA spring grants announced and upcoming grant deadlines!

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Beaverton student wins Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to Jennie Cho, a freshman at Westview High School in Beaverton, on winning the Congressional Art Competition for Northwest Oregon – Congresswoman Susan Bonamici’s district. Her winning entry, “Suffocating,” was selected by a panel of artists including Brian Rogers, executive director of the Arts Commission. Jennie and her work will be recognized along with other national winners at a ceremony in Washington, DC, and will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. “I was very impressed by the many beautiful and provocative entries,” says Congresswoman Bonamici. “The arts have a bright future in Oregon!”

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March 2019 Oregon Arts Commission News!

Intisar Abioto, “Akela Jaffi,” 2018, digital pigment print, 24 x 36 inches. Courtesy the artist.

March 2019

News & Updates

It’s time to apply for Operating Support! Plus grant announcements and the 2019 Poetry Out Loud schedule… and check out the new Art in the Governor’s Office exhibition!

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New art acquisitions announced!

Eight grants awarded through The Ford Family Foundation’s Art Acquisition Fund, a partnership that supports our state’s collecting visual arts institutions, ensure works by important Oregon artists will be accessible to the public in perpetuity. Funds were awarded by a panel of art professionals to: the City of Halsey, Coos Art Museum, High Desert Museum, Portland Art Museum, Portland State University, Reed College, The Schneider Museum of Art, and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at University of Oregon. The artists whose works were acquired include Gale Everett, Christiaan H.

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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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2016 Oregon Arts Summit to address “Arts in Action”

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2016 Oregon Arts Summit to address “Arts in Action” “Arts in Action,” art as a medium for addressing problems and strengthening communities, is the theme for the 2016 Oregon Arts Summit, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at the LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis. Featured 2016 Oregon Arts Summit speakers include keynote Tim Carpenter of EngAGE, educator and artist Walidah Imarisha, “Last Supper” artist Julie Green and artist MOsley WOtta.

In addition, Oregon arts leaders will present “Insight Talks” about their experiences effecting positive change through the arts: Terry Inokuma and Nick Rivard of Samaritan Health Services; Bruce Burris of OUTPOST1000/ArtWorks; Liora Sponko from Lane Arts Council; Cheryl Snow of the Clackamas County Arts Alliance; Chrystal Figueroa and Stephen Marc Beaudoin from PHAME; and Seth Truby of BRAVO Youth Orchestras. Each will host round table discussions following their talks.

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Oregon Arts Commission News

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The Oregon Arts Commission has set deadlines for two of its programs geared toward emerging arts organizations and those that serve rural or underserved communities throughout the state: Arts Recognition Grants, applications due September 10 at 5pm, Arts Build Communities Grants, applications due October 1, 5pm.

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News from the Oregon Arts Commission

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IN THIS UPDATE: Oregon Arts Commission Announces Over $1.1 million in FY12 grants; New Arts Build Communities and Arts Learning Monographs Released; Career Opportunity Grants to Artists Announced, Next Deadline: August 16, 2011; NEA Announces Big Read sites: Two in Oregon; Arts Recognition Grants, Next Deadline: September 14, 2011; Save the Date: October 5, 2011 – Arts Summit

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RACC Announces: Arts Build Communities Grants from OAC

Oregon Arts Commission’s Arts Build Communities grants recognize and support both the arts in local communities and the involvement of the arts and artists in community development. The program recognizes the expanding role arts organizations are takin…

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Grand Rapids Fights Back…With Music

“I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore” was a famous line from the 1976 movie Network, but it could also be the theme for the folks in Grand Rapids, MI. Newsweek’s website published an article declaring Grand Rapids a dying city on January 21, 2011 (along withfellow Michigan […]

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Oregon Arts Commission Announces Arts Build Communities Grants

“The Arts Build Communities projects use the arts to achieve results around important community challenges,” said Christine D’Arcy, executive director of the Arts Commission. “These grantees will help Oregon communities attract visitors, reach underserved youth, bridge cultural gaps and create public art. We’re able to support these community arts development projects through our funding partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.”

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