Governor Brown reinstates Governor's Arts Awards in honor of Arts Commission's 50th Anniversary

In celebration of the uplifting power of art and its value to Oregonians’ quality of life, Governor Kate Brown today announced she is reinstating the Governor’s Arts Awards in honor of the Oregon Arts Commission’s 50th Anniversary. Established in 1977, the once-annual awards have been on hiatus since 2007. A call for nominations is now posted on the Arts Commission website.

Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation Announce New Visual Arts Ecology Project; Opening Event April 14

Salem, Oregon – 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, who wish 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.

Agnieszka Laska honored with Joan Shipley Award; 2017 Individual Artist Fellowships announced

Salem, Oregon – Agnieszka Laska, a Portland-based dancer/choreographer and the founder of Agnieszka Laska Dancers, is the 2017 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission’s honorary Joan Shipley Award. Laska leads a group of seven Oregon artists selected for the Arts Commission’s 2017 Individual Artist Fellowships. The 2017 fellowships support artists working in the performing arts; visual artists are reviewed in alternating years.

Wendy Red Star’s “Works” to be exhibited in the Governor’s Office March 15 – May 11

Salem, Oregon – Portland artist Wendy Red Star will exhibit “Works” in the Governor’s Office of  the Capitol Building in Salem from March  15 to May 11.
Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, her work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts and performance.

Wendy Red Star’s “Works” to be exhibited in the Governor’s Office March 15 – May 11

Salem, Oregon – Portland artist Wendy Red Star will exhibit “Works” in the Governor’s Office of  the Capitol Building in Salem from March  15 to May 11.
Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, her work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts and performance.

NINE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ADVANCE TO STATE POETRY OUT LOUD CONTEST

Salem, Oregon – Regional Poetry Out Loud competitions held Saturday in Portland, Medford and Salem identified the nine Oregon high school students who will compete for the state title at Salem Public Library’s Loucks Auditorium on Saturday, March 11. Three finalists were selected from each regional competition with 31 statewide schools participating.

NINE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ADVANCE TO STATE POETRY OUT LOUD CONTEST

Salem, Oregon – Regional Poetry Out Loud competitions held Saturday in Portland, Medford and Salem identified the nine Oregon high school students who will compete for the state title at Salem Public Library’s Loucks Auditorium on Saturday, March 11. Three finalists were selected from each regional competition with 31 statewide schools participating.

44 Oregon artists receive Career Opportunity Grants

Salem, Oregon – In the first two of three rounds of FY2017 Career Opportunity Grants, the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation and The Oregon Community Foundation have collectively awarded $111,146 to 44 artists for career development projects. The awards include $52,496 from the Oregon Arts Commission; $40,300 in supplemental funding for seven artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation; and $18,350 from The Oregon Community Foundation. Individual grants range from $535 to $9,000.

Statement on Oregon arts funding

Dear Arts Supporters,

Many of you have reached out to inquire about the importance of national funding to the arts in Oregon. We’d like to take this opportunity to share information on how national and state funding partner to support arts organizations and artists across the state.

We know that funding of arts and culture in Oregon is comprised of many sources of revenue including public, private, individual and corporate giving. It’s safe to say, however, that without public support many arts organizations would be in jeopardy.

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