The Steele Family Fund
Supporting Exhibitions Program
Ensuring High Quality Exhibitions Remain Accessible for the Entire Community
In 2007, Robert and Emily Steele established The Steele Family Fund — a designated fund within The Arts Center’s Endowment Fund that is dedicated to supporting the Exhibitions Program and ensuring high quality exhibitions remain accessible for the entire community.
One example is the Around Oregon Annual show where artists are selected by a different juror each year. Past jurors include: Terry Sund/Imogen Gallery, Martha Lee/Russo Lee Gallery, and John Olbrantz, the Maribeth Collins Director of the Hallie Ford Museum.
Emily Steele served on the Board of Directors & Exhibition Committee of The Arts Center for many years after retiring from a successful career as an artist working in glass & metal.
In 2018, Emily and Robert Steele and their family donated twelve sculptures to The Arts Center creating the Emily Steele Sculpture Collection, as well as future funding support for the organization. Works from the collection are meant for the public to enjoy.
If you share in the vision to support inspiring and accessible arts exhibitions in our galleries, consider donating to the Steele Family Fund.
For more information on other designated funds in The Arts Center Endowment Fund, click here.