The Ford Family Foundation and Oregon Arts Commission team up for Oregon Visual Arts Ecology Project

Salem, Oregon – The Oregon Visual Arts Ecology Project is now live at 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. The collection is a beginning, with historic and contemporary content drawn from the archives of the Arts Commission and visual arts partners across Oregon.

A key interest of the Project partners is to increase the volume of critical writing on art in our region in addition to acting as a dynamic, collective repository of all things visual arts in Oregon. We are pleased to announce that 12 new essays by a selection of talented arts writers have been commissioned for the Project, overseen by guest editors Stephanie Snyder, John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director, The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery; and Sue Taylor, Associate Dean, College of the Arts and Professor of Art History, Portland State University.

Learn more about the project by reading the full press release from OAC