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During November 2017, POBA co-launches the first #CelebrateOhioArts, a tribute to Ohio artists and arts museums in an exciting, month-long campaign. The program was created by the Ohio Museums Association and POBA in collaboration with the Ohio Arts Council.

Through the hashtags #CelebrateOhioArts and #OhioMuseums, all participating arts museums in Ohio will be able to highlight, display and promote the cultural richness and diversity of Ohio to Ohioans and to a wide national audience. Each participating museum can display up to three artists from their collections on POBA during this campaign, and new artists and institutions will be added regularly.

Additionally, the program will build recognition and support for Ohio arts through a social media campaign using the hashtag #CelebrateOhioArts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and will benefit from traditional PR as well.

Created specifically for Ohio in partnership with POBA | Where the Arts Live, #CelebrateOhioArts is builds upon POBA’s longstanding partnership with the Ohio Arts Council.

Delaware Division of the Arts

The Delaware Division of the Arts is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life.  POBA is collaborating with Delaware Division of the Arts to feature late Governor’s Arts Award winners and other deceased Delaware artists who have received special recognition from the council.

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs believes that culture builds Florida by supporting jobs, tourism and education while contributing to a vibrant and creative state. To promote excellence and encourage access to cultural opportunities, the FDCA provides funding, programs and resources including grants for arts in education, local arts agencies, state service organizations, museums, and theaters in a wide array of art forms and mediums.

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

NJ State Council on the Arts‘ mission is to support  artists, arts organizations and projects throughout New Jersey. Each year, NJSCA is proud to bring the arts to more than 18 million and to generate a $1 billion arts economy.  Through grants and direct services, it strengthens New Jersey’s cultural sector, fosters cross-sector partnerships, and supports artists and arts education programs and initiatives.  POBA collaborates with the NJSCA in providing professional development for working artists.

Ohio State Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council, created in 1965, is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically and to preserve Ohio’s cultural heritage. OAC is funded by the Ohio Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, and provides grants to support organizations, artists and schools and to make arts activities available to a broad segment of Ohio’s public; and provides direct arts-related services that help strengthen the arts.   Each year, the OAC awards one Ohio Heritage Fellowship to an individual or group whose work in the folk and traditional arts has a significant impact on the people and communities of the state. POBA is collaborating with OAC to feature late Heritage Fellowship winners and other deceased Ohio artists who have received special recognition from OAC.


Paddle8 is the auction house for the 21st-century collector. Using innovative technology, Paddle8 has streamlined the collecting experience, offering authenticated inventory through curated online auctions, including collaboration with non-profit organizations such as POBA. Founded in 2011 by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer, and Aditya Julka, a Harvard Business School MBA and serial entrepreneur, Paddle8 has teams in New York, L.A., and London. In partnership with POBA, Paddle8 will offer auctions of selected POBA artists’ works, whose portfolios are featured below.

Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM)

Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is a nationally recognized, year-round cultural institution that fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest active art colony with the natural beauty of outer Cape Cod. Throughout a century of inspiration, PAAM has highlighted significant artists, artwork, and events that have contributed to PAAM becoming a vital cultural institution it is today and to sustaining Provincetown as an enduring American center for the arts. PAAM presents a dynamic lineup of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and cultural events that promote and cultivate appreciation for all branches of the fine arts. In partnership with POBA, PAAM has chosen to feature artists whose vision and skill are especially interesting to a wider audience. Their POBA portfolios are featured below.

Vermont Arts Council

The Vermont Arts Council envisions a Vermont where everyone in the state has access to the arts and creativity in their life, education, and community. Through its programs and services, the Council strives to increase public awareness of the positive role artists and arts organizations play in communities and to expand opportunities for everyone to experience the arts. POBA is collaborating with Vermont Arts Council to feature late Governor’s Arts Award winners and other deceased Vermont artists who have received special recognition from the council.

Washington State Arts Commission

Washington State acknowledged the public value of the arts in 1961 by establishing the Washington State Arts Commission. ArtsWA is a catalyst for the arts, advancing the role of the arts in the lives of individuals and communities throughout the state.  The goal of ArtsWA is to ensure that the arts are thriving and celebrated throughout the state and are woven into the fabric of vital and vibrant communities by serving as  economic drivers to generate revenues, as  educational assets to develop imagination and facilitate success, as civic catalysts to sustain welcoming community and desirable quality of life, and by preserving Washington State’s cultural legacies.  POBA is collaborating with ArtsWA to feature winners of the Governor’s Award in the Arts and other deceased Washington State artists who have received special recognition from ArtsWA.