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Inspired by local artists

Featuring the work of Oregon artist Blenda Tyvoll, the newest bag in our limited-edition art bag series is now available at your Market!

These 100% recyclable, non-woven polypropylene, reusable bags help support local arts programs and include the work of commissioned local artists. Each time a new art bag is released, select organizations benefit from the sales. For each bag sold, $1.50 is donated.

The first in the Market of Choice art bag series featured the commissioned work of Corvallis artist Licia Basille-Jelten. The second showcased the whimsical work of Eugene artist Rogene Manas. The third bag, now available in stores, features artist Blenda Tyvoll of Beavercreek, Oregon.

Blenda Tyvoll sees trees as a metaphor for family, love and freedom. Surrounded by inspiration on her 57-acre tree farm, she celebrates those magical days when her paintbrush seems to take on a life of its own.

"I like to scrape, add layers, glaze and stamp surfaces to achieve a unique texture or color," she says.

Programs we're supporting in 2014 include:
Lane Arts Council Artist Residencies – Eugene, Oregon

Professional visual, fine craft and performing artists work with students and teachers for two weeks to provide educational arts activities, teach new skills, develop creative thinking and more. In the process, young people who may not otherwise receive art instruction benefit from authentic experiences that engage minds, hearts and bodies.

Clackamas County Arts Alliance – West Linn and SW Portland
Oregon Arts Alliance was created to support, develop and promote access to arts and culture in Clackamas County.

The Arts Center, At Risk Youth Program – Corvallis, Oregon
Over 12 months, up to 30 different teaching artists provide workshops for at-risk youth in ceramics, sculpture, drawing, dance, music, poetry, theater, painting and fiber arts. These workshops make a substantial impact on underserved youth in the community.

Friends of The Schneider Museum of Art – Ashland, Oregon
Serving both an academic and community audience, The Schneider Museum of Art seeks to build a challenging environment that engages with the visual arts through exhibitions and programs supporting interdisciplinary study, research and discourse.

Our past support
In December 2013, Market of Choice distributed $11,829 to community arts programs in Oregon. See the list of organizations we supported in 2013.

Look for the latest bag in the series at your Market of Choice.


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