22 Oregon artists receive Career Opportunity Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation and The Oregon Community Foundation

Salem, Oregon – In the final of three rounds of FY2017 Career Opportunity Grants, the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation and The Oregon Community Foundation have collectively awarded $88,246 to 22 artists for career development projects. The awards include $23,116 from the Oregon Arts Commission; $34,700 in supplemental funding for seven artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation; and $30,430 from The Oregon Community Foundation. Individual grants range from $552 to $9,000.

Study shows Oregon’s arts and culture industry generates $687 million in economic impact

Oregon’s arts and culture sector contributed $687 million and 22,299 jobs to Oregon’s economy in fiscal year 2015, according to the latest Arts & Economic Prosperity study from Americans for the Arts. Released June 17 at the group’s national conference in San Francisco, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 includes first-time data from rural Oregon.

Nancy Lindburg’s “Resolutions” to be exhibited in the Governor’s Office June 5 – July 27

Salem artist Nancy Lindburg will exhibit “Resolutions” in the Governor’s Office of  the Capitol Building in Salem from June 5 to July 27.
Lindburg’s paintings, ranging from simple still-lifes and non-representational studies to landscapes and color-field paintings, are rich in color and feeling.

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.

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