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CONVERGE 45 Program


Aug 9-11, 2018

Converge 45 seeks to make Oregon visual arts institutions and artists more visible and accessible to local and (inter)national audiences through collaborations united by a strong curatorial framework. Converge 45 is a producer of significant new exhibitions, a convener of leading practitioners, a presenter of collateral exhibitions, and a promoter for the broader ecology of creative spaces and practices in the Pacific Northwest region.

The 2016, 2017, and 2018 years of Converge 45 are guided by Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds’ intellectual framework and theme of YOU IN MIND. The underlying ideas Edmunds expresses through this theme are two-fold: 1. A focus on the artist, their needs and values in creative practice and the art market, and Oregon’s unique values in that regard and, 2. Artistic practices that have a “public” in mind. 

Connecting Art + Community

Join us on Saturday, May 12th for a silent auction and dinner fundraising event featuring artists whose work engages with issues of homelessness. The event honors four local organizations and projects dedicated to providing resources to those experiencing homelessness and share in Converge 45’s belief that art can be a catalyst for social change.

2016 YOU IN MIND Program

Converge 45 launched in July 2016 with a Visitors' Weekend in Portland preceded by a three-day Artists' Congress and followed by ongoing exhibitions.



A dynamic community of Portland arts organizations, galleries, artists, art professionals, and community business partners has joined together to realize the vision of Converge 45, an annual event of arts and ideas located in Portland, OR and engaged with national and international conversations on contemporary art.


Converge 45 is a leader in catalyzing the visual arts in Portland and the surrounding region through annual programming curated by a guest artistic director in collaboration with cultural partners for the purpose of supporting the regional arts economy and expanding the global conversation around contemporary art.

Who We Are

Converge 45 is founded by a coalition of arts professionals and business leaders in Portland, Oregon, who are committed to the region's unique creative community and to engagement with critical issues in contemporary arts.


Converge 45

Converge 45 depends on support from the local, state, and national funding sources as well as the generous sponsorship of corporate partners and private individuals. Please join us!

Email for information on sponsorship opportunities, ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.

You can also give via stock transfer. Converge 45 Stock Transfer instructions

Converge 45 is a 501(c)3 non-profit. EIN: 47-3635380 (Camp45 Contemporary DBA Converge 45)