Regional Arts Councils
Florence Regional Arts Alliance
Florence, OR – Visit their website
Junction City Arts Council
Junction City, OR – Visit their website
Springfield Arts Commission
Springfield, OR – Visit their website
Applegate Art Guild
Veneta, OR – Visit their Facebook
Rural Art Center
Lorane, OR – Visit their website
Oakridge Art Council
Oakridge, OR – Visit their Facebook
Lane Arts Council Regional Liaisons
Kristin Anderson – West Lane County
Kristin Anderson is excited to work with Lane Arts Council, learning from their leadership expertise on how to promote the arts and gaining knowledge to bring a greater focus on art to the Oregon Coast, especially in the schools. She spent 26 years working as engineer, manager and director of Engineering at Hewlett-Packard and MontaVista Software. In retirement, Kristin turned her focus to fused glass art which led to her work with Florence Regional Arts Alliance in Florence, OR, of which she is currently President. She loves combining her love of working with people with her love or art and FRAA allows her this synergy. Kristin’s goals at FRAA include creating an environment in Florence for artists to meet and create together and working with the local youth providing a venue for them to learn how to promote and sell their artwork. Kristin is also a member of the Backstreet Gallery Co-op leading their marketing team. Kristin has an BS and MS in Engineering from Santa Clara University and an Management of Technology from National Technology University.
Michele Rose – South Lane County
Michele has been a resident of Southern Lane County for over 30 years. A University of Oregon graduate with a degree in Special Education, Michele has a passion for making art accessible to all. After raising four children, Michele and her husband opened The Crafty Mercantile in downtown Cottage Grove- an Arts & Crafts supply store which connects her to artists young and old. Michele is the artist liaison for The Cottage Grove Art Walk and board president at The Opal Center for Art & Education. Very excited to be representing Southern Lane County, Michele is looking forward to working with all the wonderful people at Lane Arts Council and connecting her community with the rest of the county.
Gerry Aster – East Lane County
Gerry is a retired R.N., makes her home on the McKenzie River and spends much of her time advocating for the arts in her rural, McKenzie River community through McKenzie Arts and Culture Collective. MACC is a committee under the nonprofit McKenzie Community Development Corp. Gerry has a long history of volunteerism and currently volunteers on the boards of many community-based organizations including the Lane County Cultural Collective, Vida McKenzie Community Center, and McKenzie ClearWater Coalition. She is a proud PEO, raising funds for women’s education. She volunteers in McKenzie School’s 3rd grade classroom and through the SMART program. Additionally, she volunteers for Eugene Opera.