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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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Staff Update from Arts Commission and Cultural Trust November 2018

November 2, 2018 Dear Arts and Culture Colleagues, It is with both great pride and some sadness that I share with you that Arts Commission and Cultural Trust Assistant Director David Huff has resigned effective next week to accept the new position of City Arts Manager with the City of Portland. While we will miss him tremendously, we are very excited for David and wish him the best. He is a truly positive force in supporting artists and arts/cultural organizations across Oregon and the city will be lucky to have him. During his five years as assistant director, David has provided invaluable input to our planning and implementation of grant programs, helping to ensure we are having the greatest possible impact with our limited funding. He has also made important contributions to our financial oversight systems and has been a strong advocate for accessible service to underserved groups. David

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Art Opportunities from ArtDeadline.com

ArtDeadline.Com receives and publishes more opportunities and event listings per day than any other service.

Dora Maar Residency FellowshipsMuseum of Fine Art Houston U.S. National Deadline: Bi-Annual Recurring October 15, February 15 – The Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France, provides funded residencies of one to three months for mid-career professionals in the arts…MénerbesProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

Creative Inspiration 2018Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery International Deadline: August 7, 2018 – Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery’ announces an international call for artists for it upcoming online exhibition, “Creative Inspiration 2018 – The Artist’s Passion”. Cash awards

9th Annual International Juried Exhibition: EmpathyUniversity of North Carolina at Pembroke International Deadline: August 17, 2018 – The A.D. Gallery, UNC Pembroke Art Department, announces a call for artists worldwide to enter our 9th Annual International Juried Exhibition. Cash awards… PembrokeNorth Carolina, United States

5th Artist Spotlight Solo Art CompetitionFusion Art International Deadline: September 3, 2018 – Fusion

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Calls to Artists – Deadlines from August 27 to October 31

Check this list for an extensive list of artist opportunities with August 2017, September 2017, October 2017, December 2017 deadlines, calls to artists, calls for entries, for grants, art exhibitions, international shows, juried shows, many with free entry. Some are exhibitions, some are competitions, all worth your review: photography shows, art about trees, illustration art, literary art, travel writer award, art on the human head, environmental photography, drawing, cityscapes, social justice issues, earth justice issues, creative action, the future of the arts

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Grants Pass Museum of Art September 2017 Events, Exhibitions and Activities

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Grants Pass Museum of Art September 2017 Events, Exhibitions and Activities Exhibitions Hot Palette – Exhibition of works by Dianne Jean Erickson: August 4 – September 15, 2017. Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. Free. Featuring the encaustic (hot wax) artwork of Dianne Jean Erickson. She is a painter, printmaker, and encaustic artist producing works of art both personal and universal in their nature. First Friday September 1st. Open until 9 pm. Demonstrations by local artists and tickets for Open Studios will be on sale at a variety of locations, including the Museum and Gallery One. Open Studios Preview Exhibition – September 20 – 28. Artists Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 20th 5 -6:30. All are welcome. Gallery One – Featured Artist for September is photographer Ted Demetriades. The Gallery currently has over 60 local artists’ work on exhibit. First Friday Live: September 1st. Gallery open until 8

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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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OAC News- grantees for visual artists, performing artists and poets

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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Opportunity Grants Awarded to 16 Oregon Artists

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Sixteen Oregon artists will undertake career opportunity activities ranging from travel to national and international conferences, study with master artists, and the development of new work for major exhibitions, with $52,312 in competitive Career Opportunity grants, including funds from The Ford Family Foundation.

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Guidelines for “Connecting Students to the World of Work” Grants Posted

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Letters of Intent for New Funds Accepted Until October 1, 2013

The Oregon Arts Commission, in partnership with the Oregon Cultural Trust, announces Connecting Students to the World of Work, a new grant program to support underserved students in grades 6 through 12 with professional learning opportunities in arts and creative career fields. Letters of intent to apply for the new funds are due by October 1, 2013. A small pool of competitive applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, due on November 18, 2013.

 

Grants amounts will range from $20,000 to $50,000 and will support activity occurring between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

 

Connecting Students to the World of Work grants will support activities that connect students to the “world of work” by providing them with experiences and learning about professional elements of an artistic/creative career field. Through internships/externships, mentorships,

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