Arts Commission

Arts Commission Mission Statement

The mission of the Arts Commission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by supporting public art, programs, awareness and education to enable all of Medford’s citizens to enjoy and appreciate the arts.

Vision Statement

Medford Arts Commission: Connecting people with art.


Are You an Artist?

Are you an artist?  We are requesting proposals to install a public art mural on the North-facing wall on the Southern Oregon Historical Society building, on the corner of North Central Avenue and East 6th Street. 

The City of Medford Arts Commission is seeking a unique, dynamic and original piece of artwork for this project to be completed by August 1, 2021. 

Click on the link below for additional information.

SOHS Mural Request for Proposals(PDF, 347KB)





About the Arts Commission

The Arts Commission meets on matters pertaining to the selection, acquisition, restoration and preventive maintenance of public art.  The Commission also advises the City Council regarding arts promotion, encouragement of the arts and artistic performances to help foster broad participation in and an understanding of the arts and their value to the Medford community.







Term End

 Marie Cabler                   Parks & Recreation Rep             
 Adrien Chavez Commissioner  1/31/2023
 Jared Davidson Commissioner  1/31/2024
 Olivia Fry Commissioner  1/31/2022
 Janice Moon Commissioner  1/31/2023
 Doyne Mraz Commissioner  1/31/2023
 Jesse Nyberg Staff Liaison  
 Regan Singer Youth Member 6/30/2021
 Simone Stewart Commissioner  1/31/2022
 Krystal Stone Commissioner 1/31/2024
 Vacancy Commissioner 1/31/2022


Meetings are typically held the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:45pm in the Medford Room of City Hall, located at 411 W. 8th Street.  

Study Sessions are typically held the 4th Monday of the month. 

Click here for additional meeting information.




Want to apply?

Interested in serving on this Commission?  Click here to see how!

Medford Municipal Code 2.438 - Arts Commission

2.438 Arts Commission

(1) The Arts Commission shall consist of nine voting members and one nonvoting ex officio member, as follows:

(a) Voting members: Nine members-at-large, one of which shall be a student from a high school listed in Section 2.470(1).

(b) Nonvoting member: The Parks and Recreation Director or his/her designee.

(2) Voting members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Parks and Recreation Commission for terms of three years, except that shorter terms may be used to stagger appointments, so that the terms of three members expire each year. Three-year terms for members shall begin February 1 and expire January 31.  High-school student member term shall begin July 1 and expire June 30 annually.

(3) The Arts Commission shall adopt rules of procedure, as necessary, and shall by resolution establish either a regular meeting date or rules of procedure under which meetings may be called. A majority of voting members shall constitute a quorum.

(4) The duties of the Arts Commission shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) Act on behalf of the Council on matters pertaining to the selection, acquisition, siting, restoration and preventive maintenance of public art for the enjoyment of the citizens.  This shall include the hiring of consultants to assist in the development of public art programs and procedures.

(b) Advise the Parks and Recreation Commission concerning the acceptance and disposition of gifts of art to the City.

(c) Act in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Commission on matters pertaining to arts education and promotion, artist’s recognition and encouragement of the arts and artistic performances to help foster broad participation in and understanding of the arts and their value to the Medford community.

(d) Assist City staff in obtaining gifts and grants for the arts fund, which shall be used for support of arts programs/activities and the procurement of public art for the enjoyment of the citizens. Advise City Council of funding needs for arts to attain the desired vision for arts and culture in Medford.

(e) Assist City staff with the administration of the 1.5% for art program, which allocates funds from specific City building and remodeling projects for the incorporation within and or inclusion of public art to the project.

(f) The Chairperson or designee will serve as liaison to the Medford Parks and Recreation Commission regarding the placement of public art and scheduling of arts and cultural events in Medford public parks.

[Added Ord. No. 2002-12, Jan. 17, 2002; Amd. Ord. No. 2008-121, June 19, 2008; Amd. Sec. 5, Ord. No. 2010-81, Apr. 15, 2010; Amd. Sec. 8, Ord. No. 2012-157, Oct. 4, 2012; Amd. Sec. 6, Ord. No. 2013-003, Jan. 3, 2013; Amd. Sec. 2, Ord. No. 2013-133, Sept. 19, 2013; Amd. Sec. 2, Ord. No. 2018-71, July 5, 2018 (effective Jan. 1, 2019).]