OSF's Christopher Acebo Named Oregon Arts Commissioner

Governor John Kitzhaber appoints OSF's Associate Artistic Director to the Oregon Arts Commission Board

News Release
October 15, 2013

Christopher Acebo, Associate Artistic Director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), has been appointed one of nine commissioners on the statewide Oregon Arts Commission.

"I am thrilled to be appointed by Governor Kitzhaber to the Oregon Arts Commission and to play a greater role in supporting the arts,” Mr. Acebo said. “I deeply believe in the positive impact the arts can have in building an inclusive community, fueling the economic engine of our state and adding to the quality of life for all Oregonians."

Mr. Acebo, who has been with OSF for eight seasons, is a scenic and costume designer as well as an educator. When he wasn’t designing sets and costumes for OSF’s 2013 season, he was collaborating on season planning, creative team selection, casting, strategic planning and producing the Festival productions. He is a recipient of an NEA/TCG fellowship and has served on selection panels for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Playwrights Center and the Steering Committee for the Latino/a Theatre Commons Convening, 2013.

Joining Mr. Acebo as a new commissioner is Alyssa Dawamana Macy, a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon. Gov. Kitzhaber also reappointed Oregon Arts Commission Chair Julie Vigeland for another term.

The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts.

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Associate Artististic Director Christopher Acebo. Photo by Jenny Graham.