Jeff Jahn of PORT recently updated a post about our art scene (via the WSJ), adding that RACC and the Oregon Arts Commission are behind the times as regards funding the relevant. There might have been a time I would agree with him - no doubt much could be said as to how cash is spent in this town. But today his piece inspired me to acknowledge what has been on my site for a few months now - that I was awarded grants from both the OAC and The Ford Family Foundation, all of which completely funded my New York show. While I am not fond of the word submit, this experience just might make me a believer. Thanks to these grants, The Judd Montages were framed - that's a first for me. I was able to go to the exhibition, meet collectors and hang with New York artists. The grants had everything to do with it. When the show comes down, I will take down the announcement. In the meantime, I just want to say thanks. You really made a difference.