Friday, March 12, 2010

Willamette Valley Art Student Wins National Award

Benton County Historical Museum hosted the annual Willamette Valley Scholastic Art Awards from January 15 - February 27, 2010. 7th - 12th grade art students competed for scholarships and prizes and Winning work was exhibited in the Moreland Gallery. "Gold Key" winners were entered to compete in the national Scholastic Art Awards, and we're very pleased to announce that Haley Bourke's "Infans" won a Gold Medal national award!

The National Gold Medal Award is defined as "The most outstanding works in the nation."

From June 8-25, 2010, The World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery in New York City will showcase film, video, animation, writing, photography, painting, sculpture, fashion, drawing, graphic design and ceramics by emerging teenage artists recognized nationally through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These talented teenagers follow in the footsteps of Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Philip Pearlstein, David Salle, Robert Indiana, Tom Otterness and Zac Posen, who all won Awards when they were in high school.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Blogable Oregon history

Lane County Historical Society in Eugene, Oregon, is planning an exhibition to address counterculture endeavors and entrepreneurships in Eugene, Oregon, from 1965 - 1975. Check out the "Tie Dye & Tofu" blog at!

Chic Cyclist is an international resource blog intended to promote elegant transportation cycling. Selected entries from the personal journal of Ethel Starr Mack of Benton County, Oregon, 1897 are in the Chic Cyclist blog at On a recent Saturday a Corvallis bicycle club visited our museum, taking advantage of our new bike rack!

Willamette Valley

Greetings from beautiful Benton County, Oregon!