the beginning, volunteers have given of their time and talents
to the Corvallis Arts Center and Linn-Benton Arts Council; they
are the heart of our organization. You can serve as a volunteer
in a wide variety of ways:
A General Volunteer:
volunteers assist us with a diverse range of needs and projects.
Some volunteers can only donate their time occasionally and
assist with bulk mailings, receptions, Artspirit deliveries,
or specific one-time projects. Other volunteers staff our reception
desk in the ArtCentric ArtShop once a week, answering the telephone,
greeting visitors, assisting visitors with purchases, etc. We
appreciate our volunteers and depend on them! If you would like
to find out more about volunteer opportunities, please contact
Gretchen Cuevas, our Volunteer Coordinator at (541) 754-1551.
A Board Member :
members are selected to represent a wide range of interests
in Linn and Benton counties. Our board composition reflects
the strong educational presence of Oregon State University
and Linn-Benton Community College, as well as the public school
districts; it reflects a range of businesses from large corporations
to smaller businesses; it represents a wide range of community
organizations; it includes a student representative and last
but not least, artists.
Responsibilities of the board include:
at monthly meetings and active participation in fundraising,
membership, administration and policy for both the Corvallis
Arts Center and the Linn-Benton Arts Council
role of ambassador for the organization and for the arts
With the Executive Director, the responsibility for the
fiscal management of the organization
in the CAC/LBAC, individually or through an organization
you would like more information about becoming a board member,
please contact Victoria Fridley, Executive Director.
Board of Directors:
word "docent" comes from the Latin verb docere, meaning
to teach. And that's what the ArtCentric Docents do. Their goal
is to gain knowledge of the arts, to be informed about current
exhibitions at the Arts Center, and to share their knowledge
with others, either by leading tours on site or by taking works
out to the schools.
In addition to an appreciation
of the arts, Docents are required to be Corvallis Arts Center
members, and pay an additional $10 Docent fee annually. They
attend a business meeting of the Docents on the third Wednesday
of the month and study art through monthly gallery talks, classes,
trips to museums and studios, and give tours.
If you are interested in becoming
a Docent, contact Curator Hester Coucke at (541) 754-1551.
are increasing our internship opportunities for Oregon State
University and Linn-Benton Community College students and
would also be interested in committed senior high school student
interns. Our commitment to interns is to provide a diverse
range of educational opportunities and training in a nonprofit
arts setting. Our staff works closely with interns and cares
about their personal and professional development.
In turn, most of our internships
are project-based and require at least a one quarter internship.
Many of our internships require a two to three quarter commitment.
We need and expect interns to be responsible, committed to
their internship, capable of both working independently and
in a teamwork format, and have excellent follow through.
If you would like more information
or have ideas for an internship, please contact Victoria Fridley,
Executive Director, at (541) 754-1551.