Artist Resilience Program awards announced; 485 Oregon artists to receive recovery grant awards from the $1.5 million program

Salem, Oregon – Recovery grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded to 485 artists representing the diversity of Oregon through the Oregon Arts Commission’s Artist Resilience Program, a partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.

33 Oregon artists receive $102,011 in Career Opportunity Program grant awards from the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation

Salem, Oregon – In the second and final round of FY2022 Career Opportunity Program grant awards, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation have awarded $102,011 to 33 artists for career development projects. The awards include $47,350 from the Oregon Arts Commission for all artistic disciplines and $54,666 in supplemental funding for 17 established visual artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program. Individual grants range from $800 to $9,500.

 

Steel sculpture by John Fleming installed at Oregon Institute of Technology’s Cornett Hall

Salem, Oregon – A 22,000-pound steel sculpture by Seattle artist John Fleming, commissioned through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program, has been installed outside Oregon Institute for Technology’s Cornett Hall. Titled “Fibonacci’s Arc,” the sculpture is inspired by the spiraling arc of the Fibonacci sequence, a mathematical formula often called nature’s universal rule. The Percent for Art in Public Places Program is managed by the Oregon Arts Commission.

“What Moves Us” mural by Samantha Wall installed at Oregon State University-Cascades’ Ray Hall

Salem, Oregon -- A mural by Portland artist Samantha Wall, commissioned through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program, has been installed in Oregon State University-Cascades’ Edward J. Ray Hall (Ray Hall). The Percent for Art in Public Places Program is managed by the Oregon Arts Commission.

Traditional Arts Recovery awards announced; 15 traditional artists to receive awards of $5,000 for the creation of new works in partnership with Oregon Folklife Network

Salem, Oregon – Fifteen Oregon traditional artists will each receive $5,000 awards for the creation of new works through the Traditional Arts Recovery Program, a partnership between the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Folklife Network.

Trayshun Holmes-Gournaris of Oregon School for the Deaf named Oregon’s 2022 Poetry Out Loud champion; Maria Daniels of Beaverton named runner up

Salem, Oregon –Trayshun Holmes-Gournaris of Monmouth, a senior at Oregon School for the Deaf, is the 2022 Oregon Poetry Out Loud state champion. Holmes-Gournaris was one of 11 finalists who competed at Friday’s Virtual Poetry Out Loud State Contest. He advances to the national Poetry Out Loud competition, to be held virtually on May 1 (semifinals) and June 5 (finals). Maria Daniels, a sophomore at St. Stephens Academy in Beaverton, was named runner up. If Holmes-Gournaris is unable to participate in the national competition Daniels would be invited to represent Oregon.

Eleven Oregon high school students advance to March 11 Poetry Out Loud State Contest

Salem, Oregon – Eleven Oregon high school students who won their school Poetry Out Loud contests will compete for the state championship at the 2022 Oregon Virtual Poetry Out Loud State Contest at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11. The contest will be streamed live on the Oregon Arts Commission’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

2022 Individual Artist Fellowships announced; Tracy Schlapp receives Joan Shipley Award

Salem, Oregon Leading a group of 10 Oregon visual artists awarded 2022 Individual Artists Fellowships, Tracy Schlapp will receive the Oregon Arts Commission’s honorary 2022 Joan Shipley Award. The other artists awarded 2022 Fellowships are Mika Aono, Heather Goodwind, May Maylisa Cat, Laura Camila Medina, Susan Murrell, Hampton Rodriguez, Alejandra Salinas, Pace Taylor and Amiran White. All 2022 Fellows receive $5,000 awards.

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