The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is pleased to announce the election of Julie Vigeland to its board of directors. As part of a rigorous national nomination process, state arts agencies elected Vigeland and other exemplary leaders at the NASAA 2017 Leadership Institute in Portland, Oregon.
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced two artists and three organizations as winners of the 2017 Governor's Arts Awards. Portland artist Arvie Smith and Yoncalla artist Esther Stutzman both won Lifetime Achievement Awards. Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, Portland Opera and The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation will also be honored.
Salem, Oregon – Nichole Maher, the president and CEO of Northwest Health Foundation, has been appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Gov. Kate Brown. Maher fills the position previously held by Julie Vigeland, who completed her second four-year term in July.