Since 1975, the Art in the Governor's Office program has featured exhibitions of the work of professional Oregon artists in the Governor's ceremonial office in Salem. The exhibits give participating artists the opportunity to showcase their work in the stately atmosphere of Oregon’s capitol building.
Art in the Governor’s Office is an honors program; a limited number of artists will be honored with an invitation to exhibit. An exhibit in the Governor’s office is considered a lifetime honor. Artists whose work has been shown there include Gordon Gilkey, Sally Haley, Yuji Hiratsuka, Manuel Izquierdo, James Lavadour, Henk Pander, Michele Russo, and Margot Thompson.