Michael Dalton, a retired Oregon State University professor who lives in Corvallis and Newport, and Lawrence Fong, an independent curator and writer from Portland, have been appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Following a preliminary round of interviews, the screening committee for the Oregon Arts Commission/Oregon Cultural Trust executive director search has elected to reopen the search to ensure a pool of two to three finalists for the public round of interviews.
Seven Oregon arts-based projects have been awarded $67,500 in 2014 Cultural Tourism Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission to help draw out-of-town audiences to their events and activities. The grants, which range from $7,500 to $10,000, were awarded to groups in Ashland, Eugene, Hood River, Jacksonville, Portland and Salem.