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Oregon Arts Commission Seeks Reboot

Feb. 14, 2014 2 a.m.

After a painful separation with executive Chris D'Arcy and an advisory board exodus, Oregon's arts administrative agency tries to find its next incarnation.


D'Arcy Out At Oregon Arts Commission

Oct. 29, 2013 2:14 p.m.

The head of the Oregon Arts Commission says via email she's left the organization.


Head Of Oregon Arts Commission Announces Departure

Oct. 28, 2013 7 a.m.

The head of the Oregon Arts Commission says she's left the organization.

Arts, Culture Boards To Discuss New Hire

Feb. 24, 2014 1 p.m.

Recruiting is in early stages for executive to guide two agencies.

Brian Rogers Tapped To Run Arts, Culture Agencies

June 3, 2014 11:58 p.m.

Rogers, a career arts administrator from Pennsylvania, has an MFA in painting and experience consulting on several leadership changes. He says he looks forward to helping OAC and OCT move forward.

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Report: Fewer Oregon Schools With Licensed Arts Teachers

Nov. 22, 2013 1:13 a.m.

The number of schools with licensed arts teachers fell by three percent, between 2009 and 2012. Nearly a quarter of Oregon schools lacked arts teachers, representing nearly 65,000 students.

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Top Stories: Two Bulls Fire 'Human-Caused,' Portland VA Has Nation's Fifth Longest Wait

June 10, 2014 2:11 p.m.

Headlines for June 10: Investigators say the Two Bulls Fire was "human-caused," Portland VA Medical Center has the nation's fifth longest wait time, a husband and wife are dead after a shooting in a Vancouver home Monday and more.

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Report: Oregon's Historic Theaters Can Be Money Makers

Sept. 28, 2015 11:43 p.m.

A new report summarizes theaters' earning potential and fiscal challenges.


Cannon Beach Council Votes To Raise Lodging Tax

May 5, 2010 1:04 p.m.

The Cannon Beach City Council passed a measure Tuesday increasing a lodging tax on tourists. The measure raises the levy from 6 to 7 percent.

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Candidates For Oregon Arts And Culture Job Speak Out

June 2, 2014 9:27 p.m.

Three finalists for an executive position steering arts and cultural funding were introduced to the public Monday.

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Oregon Arts Commission Meets In Ashland

March 15, 2014 7:41 p.m.

Here's a quick update on this week's OAC meeting in Ashland.

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Oregon Arts Commission Hosts Summit In Central Oregon

Oct. 10, 2014 9 p.m.

The Commission has made an effort to focus on different communities throughout the state, starting this week with a regional arts summit in Bend.

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Search For New Oregon Arts Chief Moves Forward

March 1, 2014 6:06 p.m.

Resumes are being accepted for the administrative job overseeing the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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Temperature Check: Arts Leadership In Salem

Feb. 27, 2015 8:14 p.m.

Divining Kate Brown's position on arts & culture, Brian Rogers checks in from the Oregon Arts Commission, and more.

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Alyssa Macy: Art, Economics, and Indigenous Communities

Nov. 16, 2013 5:51 p.m.

Alyssa Macy, newest member of the Oregon Arts Commission, drops in to talk about her new(ish) job at the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

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Mining Uncertainty: Laura Fritz In Focus

May 3, 2014 5:09 p.m.

Installation artist Laura Fritz talks about recent work. She's a recent recipient of an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship.

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Discovering Beverly Cleary

March 4, 2016 4:50 p.m.

Support for Oregon Art Beat's "Discovering Beverly Cleary" is provided by The Kinsman Foundation, Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird, Sharon and Keith Barnes, the Oregon Arts Commission, Ronni Lacroute and the Wyss Foundation. Additional support provided by Blaine Morley and Elizabeth Large, The Roundhouse Foundation, Jean and Ray Auel and The Jackson Foundation. Additional funders available on request. Contest rules available here.

Think Out Loud

What A New Oregon Arts Leader Will Mean

June 6, 2014 7:45 p.m.

We'll talk with State of Wonder's April Baer about Brian Rogers, who was chosen this week to head the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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Beaverton Visual Arts Showcase and Sale

Nov. 9, 2012 3 a.m.

Presented by the Beaverton Arts Commission, the exhibition, which is free and open to the public, runs from November 3-11 at the Beaverton City Library and will include sculpture, watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, photography and mixed media.


Oregon Art Beat

July 10, 2013 12:11 p.m.

Oregon Art Beat is OPB's Emmy Award-winning local arts series, now entering its 18th season. Art Beat profiles artists, musicians and artisans from around Oregon and the Northwest. Tune in Thursdays at 8 p.m. This January on Oregon Art Beat, join us for the unexpected! Whether they assemble found objects from the ocean into dramatic sculptures, create unique botanical fashion pieces, reveal the art in an excavated book, or use a bicycle for a mobile talk show, the artists you meet this month will inspire you with their surprising, singular work. This week! Join us on the air or online to celebrate the art of paper!  Please note:  Our webpage is undergoing some changes. We apologize for any inconvenience. Some of our stories are no longer available due to federal closed captioning requirements and technical constraints. Please find these stories in their associated episodes on the right hand side of the page or reach out to us for help searching. Thank you! OPB producers and crew travel the region capturing stories about everything from salsa to sculpture and bagpipes to ballet to produce this half-hour weekly show. Oregon Art Beat stories can be found on multiple platforms such as radio and the Web, providing deeper coverage of the arts.          

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