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.

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.

Third Culture Projects at University of Oregon culminate in performance of semaphore Sunday, Oct. 23

Salem, Oregon – Multidisciplinary artist Audra Wolowiec will lead semaphore, a performance based on a series of translations that explore the slipperiness of communication, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, in  the Lewis Integrative Science Building (LISB) at the University of Oregon. The performance is part of Third Culture Conversations and Projects, a cross-discipline program placing artists into collaborative situations with the leading researchers housed at the LISB. The program is funded by Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program.

Daniel Robinson’s “Close to Home” exhibited in Governor's Office through Nov. 11

Painter Daniel Robinson of Fossil, Oregon, will exhibit “Close to Home” in the Governor’s Office at the Salem Capitol Building from Sept. 16 to Nov. 11. “Close to Home” presents large-scale oil paintings of rural Oregon landscapes—both natural and those affected by human presence. While depicting contemporary views of rural Oregon, Robinson’s paintings harken to the social realism of the 1920s and 1930s when artists depicted the everyday life of the American working class.


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