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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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Moments after Megan Kim (second from right) was named Oregon's 2017 Poetry Out Loud champion, she poses with Arts Commission Executive Director Brian Rogers (far left), runner up Philip Chan (second from left) and Arts Commission Chair Libby Unthank Tower (far right)

 

March 2017 Moments after Megan Kim (second from right) was named Oregon’s 2017 Poetry Out Loud champion, she poses with Arts Commission Executive Director Brian Rogers (far left), runner up Philip Chan (second from left) and Arts Commission Chair Libby Unthank Tower (far right) Ashland student named Oregon’s Poetry Out Loud champion

Megan Kim, an 18-year-old senior at Medford’s Cascade Christian High School, will represent Oregon at the April 24-26, 2017 Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C. She was one of nine regional finalists who competed in the March 11 state Poetry Out Loud contest at Salem Public Library. The runner up was Philip Chan of West Linn High School.

Megan, who lives in Ashland, reads poetry for fun and serves as editor of the school’s literary magazine. Her plans are to attend college (she’s considering several) and to major in English.

“Falling in love with poetry

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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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Spread the word about the Cultural Trust and other news from the Oregon Arts Commission

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Spread the word about the Oregon Cultural Trust The Arts Build Community in Oregon: FY12 grants announced Artists Fuel Oregon’s Economy: New Career Opportunity Grants announced Congress Adopts Obama Levels of Funding for Arts & Humanities Oregon Arts Commission Announces February 1 Deadline For Capacity Grant Applications for Arts Organization

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News from the Oregon Arts Commission, August 12, 2011

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Fall grant application deadlines approaching: new online application process; Call for Artist Qualifications for 1% Project at Oregon Institute of Technology; Institute of Technology: Village for Sustainable Living – National and international artists are invited to submit qualifications; Oregon Arts Summit 2011: The Currency of Connection – further details; Oregon Days of Culture 2011: Bigger and Better – Photo contest and chance to win $1000! Read on…

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