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New for the Wall

New for the Wall


7 Curators, 7 Choices

Here’s your chance to play a role in influencing the Museum’s permanent collection. Your seat at the table will give you one vote per round and you’ll create history by casting that vote for a great work of art.

How It Works

Each of our seven curators will select a work of art that they hope will find a place in the Museum—whether an ancient work of Chinese art or the latest from a contemporary artist.

After viewing the art and hearing from the curators how each object will add to the collection, event attendees will vote for their favorite work or works.

In addition to lively presentations about art, you’ll enjoy cocktails and dinner with the Museum’s curators. This is your opportunity to play curator for a night by giving your voice to the artwork that you think should become part of the Museum collection.

See the curators’ choices for 2014.

The Details

6 p.m. — Cocktail hour and art viewing
7 p.m. — Seated dinner
8:30 p.m. — Voting (winners will be announced at the end of each round)


Oregon Art Beat visits 2013 New for the Wall

Scenes from 2013 New for the Wall



  • 1 VIP table of 8
  • Recognition on all materials, advertisements, and collateral
  • Verbal recognition throughout the evening
  • Opportunity for cross-promotional media partnership with designated media outlets
  • 8 votes

$2,500 SPONSOR

  • 2 VIP seats
  • Recognition on all materials, collateral
  • 2 votes


  • 1 seat
  • 1 vote

For more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julia Meskel at or 503-276-4365.

Janet and Richard Geary
Ronna and Eric Hoffman Fund of OCF
Laura S. Meier
Vasek and Travers Hill Polak
Arlene Schnitzer
Nani S. Warren / The Swigert Warren Foundation
Bill and Helen Jo Whitsell
Dr. and Mrs. Alton E. Wiebe

Selby and Douglas Key
Sharon and Keith Barnes
Mia Hervin Moore
Andrée H. Stevens
Jim and Susan Winkler