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Uncertainty and Opportunity – Oregon Cultural Advocacy Coalition

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Friends, Oregon’s legislative session is officially underway.

Budget-writers estimate that the state is $1.8 billion short of the money it needs to fund everything that state government currently pays for.

The governor’s budget has already proposed reducing funding for the Oregon Arts Commission, and while that is a tough place to start budget negotiations from, we are working with legislators to protect full funding for our arts and culture agencies, in this daunting budget environment.

But, it won’t be easy. A budget gap of $1.8 billion will put pressure on interests across the political spectrum. Arts and culture budgets may be at risk, not because legislators are against us–but because the budget must balance. Without bi-partisan support for new revenues, it could be a tough session for existing programs and a tougher session for new spending.

Some of the threats on the horizon are visible from here, but some

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Help Amanda Go To Graduate School with Sotheby's!!

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The daughter of SOAR member Kathleen Hoevet is raising money for her graduate studies at Sotheby’s in London to get her Master’s degree in Contemporary, appeals for help to take advantage of the exclusive program she has already been accepted to.

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Need gallery space in Ashland?

Ashland Art Center is looking for an artist in one of the following mediums: Textiles, pottery, furniture, woodworking, leather, sculpture, glasswork.
Please contact: Norm @ [email protected] or Stephanie @ [email protected]

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Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Seeks New Executive Director

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Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, 48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, Oregon 97801, is searching for an Executive Director who can embrace and fulfill the mission and vision of CSIA, and who can bring energy, experience and intellect to the task of moving CSIA into its next decade of growth. Crow’s Shadow’s mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. CSIA’s programs focus on the fine art of printmaking and traditional Native arts education.

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Artists ~ Help Revive the All Oregon Art Annual at the 2013 Oregon State Fair!

A group of artists have committed to reviving the All Oregon Art Annual in 2013. We want to bring it back to what it once was — a showcase for art made in Oregon by Oregonians. We have worked hard to plan for this year’s state fair: rewritten the competition handbook, recruited competent jurors, finishing up space planning for our exhibit space in the Americraft Center at the Jackman-Long Building. We invite you to participate in this revival. We want to reach out to artists all over Oregon and hope you will share this message wherever you can to encourage participation in 2013.

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Broad Range of Current Artist Opportunities from CaFE™

New opportunities are listed on CaFE™, and many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFE here or go to www.callforentry.org to apply to one of these opportunities.

Upcoming Deadlines – APPLY TODAY!

City of Seattle: SPU Atmosphere and Weather Related Portable Works – DEADLINE: 1/28/2013 Jury Fee: $0.00

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities, invites artists to submit images of two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork depicting weather-related or atmospheric phenomena for a competitive direct purchase for SPU’s Portable Works Collection. Artwork should reference air, water, temperature or light. and may or may not be representational. Artists working in color are encouraged to apply. The artwork must be available for purchase. Purchases are chosen by a panel of arts professionals who are charged with selecting high-quality artwork that reflects diversity of expression. The call

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OPPORTUNITY FOR ART PRESENCE MEMBERS

Have you always enjoyed teaching about and demonstrating your unique art process? Are you well-versed in any special period of art history and willing to share your enthusiasm? Is there another art related class you have been inspired to teach? Now is your chance! Currently we are looking for 7 artists (or pairs) to present. […]

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Job Opportunity for Sketch Artist

We learned today that Rachel Barrett of the Rogue Gallery and Art Center had a question out of the blue from Ron Brown, who is looking for an occasional court room artists. If you are interested or you know anyone who might be interested, please contact:

Rachel Barrett

Admin Asst

Rogue Gallery & Art Center

541-772-8118

Local Retail Opportunity for Jewelry Artists!

Please read this post for a local retail opportunity for artisan jewelers working with stones set in silver! If you’re not a jewelry artist but know someone who is, please share!

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Organic Nation Spirits Year in Review

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Here we are at the end of another year of crafting organic liquors. Of course, it has been an interesting year here at Cascade Peak Spirits Distillery (CPS) with trials & tribulations and exciting possibilities!

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