Q&A with Creative Laureate MOsley WOtta

March 26, 2020 - Jason Graham, aka Mosley Wotta, is now in his second year as Bend’s first-ever creative laureate. GO! Magazine reached out to Graham via Messenger for his take on life right now amid the chaos and confusion of life in the era of the coronavirus. View Article

MOsley WOtta Chosen As 1st Bend Creative Laureate
September 5, 2018 - Musician, educator and visual artist Jason Graham, aka MOsley WOtta, has been chosen as Bend’s first creative laureate. The two-year position, newly created this year, comes with a $5,000 stipend and a broad mandate to serve as liaison between the community and artists in the region. View Article

Bend City Council To Appoint Arts Envoy
April 19, 2018 - The Bend City Council is scheduled Thursday to accept a proclamation on the value of the arts. The council will also create a new position to serve as an arts ambassador in Central Oregon. The Arts and Cultural Alliance will accept applications for Bend’s first creative laureate through May 15. René Mitchell of Scalehouse Contemporary Creative Center, who proposed the position, said the winning applicant will be tasked with education and advocacy work.
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Bend Design Returns for Third Year with Intent to “Shape Our Future”
October 1, 2017 - With an emphasis on sparking conversations that drive social change, the annual Bend Design Conference is hoping to reach more than designers in its annual event. Bend Design Conference returns for the third year on October 26 and 27 with the theme “Shape Our Future.” The two-day event, presented by Scalehouse, brings designers, writers, architects, business leaders and more to Bend for a conference that will explore how art, design and ideas can spur conversation and action. 
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Gray Magazine - Editor’s Picks
September 30, 2017 - In October, Bend Design 2017 will offer two days of speakers, hands-on exhibitions, and workshops dedicated to celebrating design and its communal impact. Hosted at the Tower Theatre, Liberty Theater, Oxford Hotel, and other iconic downtown Bend, Oregon, venues on October 26 and 27, Bend Design 2017’s speakers will include Chris Riley, Rebeca Méndez and Kawandeep Virdee. 
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5 Things Tanner Woodford Knows For Sure About Design: Bend Conference
September 29, 2017 - “Shape Our Future” is the theme of Bend Design 2017, an interactive conference on design, innovation and contemporary living taking place Oct. 26-27 at the Tower Theatre, the Oxford Hotel and other Bend locations. The event is presented by ScaleHouse, a group with a goal to establish a Contemporary Creative Center in Bend.  
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