Project Description

WELCOME! This site attempts to further explore the depth and expand the breadth of Oregon’s visual arts ecology through a searchable online magazine and archive.

The shared wish of the architects of this project, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation, 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.

Over thirty visual arts contributors have provided exhibition documentation, catalogues, and other archival materials. 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 may be celebrated and furthered.

In order to encourage happenstance, the site is best searched either by choosing an item of interest or searching by artist or author name or organization. From there, related content or categories will populate.

Contributors are listed and linked to the right if you’d like to begin your search from here.

Or you may enter your own search or browse from the June 2017 cover.