About Oregon Visual Arts Ecology Project
This site attempts to further explore the depth and expand the breadth of Oregon’s visual arts ecology. The partners’ shared wish is to create an accessible, permanent, virtual collection documenting Oregon’s visual arts landscape, and, to continue the metaphor, the interconnected realms of artist, institution, patron, curator, arts writer… which become that ecology.
This collection is a beginning, with historic and contemporary content drawn from multiple sources, including Oregon Arts Commission and other visual arts partners’ archives. The intent is for the site to continue to gather, receive and also commission new content, to create an informal (never encyclopedic) place where the work of the field – artists, presenting institutions, funders, and collectors – may be celebrated and furthered.
Project Partners: The Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation