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Oregon Art On A Mission

Oregon art on a mission (OAM) is a 501 (c) 3 arts education organization, our mission is bringing free informal arts education and supplies to vulnerable underserved Oregonians in a warm and welcoming way, removing social, physical and financial barriers to art opportunities. The purpose of OAM, is helping people of all ages and abilities get in touch with their inner artist through activating, experiencing, and releasing creative energy.


Our Community Partners

Our mission is to transform communities through the  mentoring of youth.

OnTrack Rogue Valley's mission is to empower individuals and families to overcome addiction, poverty and social stigma through integrative counseling, education, skills training and stable housing that sustain recovery.

Today we provide housing stability for more than 4,000 Jackson County households.

Meet Linda Edholm, our Teacher, executive director and  founder. learn more about her and OAM's beginnings by reading the OAM origin story


                       Thank You!

For everyone who believes in me and saw      my potential when I couldn't. Thank you

to my children, coach, family, friends,  mentors, teachers, strangers and neighbors, who gave me a reason to keep fighting for life. Thank you for the music that sang me back to life. Thank you for beautiful universes of stars, colors lines and curves, darkness and light creating form, the essence of art an expression of the human soul, through emotions, thoughts and actions, with heart and hand. Thank you Nature for inspiring awe and guiding me to notice and find joy in the small and big miracles happening constantly reminding me how beautiful and mysterious life is. Thank you to all our supporters and donors for helping OAM bring people closer to each other and access their own inner artistic joy and intuition all people have inside.

Hear what people are saying about Oregon Art on a Mission

Eddie Wallace, Director of Communications, On track Rogue Valley

"The feedback from the clients and staff was uniformly excellent and we are excited to have Oregon Art on a Mission bring  ongoing monthly art classes to our clients at the Home program and the Dads program in 2024"

Jenna Slather-Hubbard,

RVM operations manager

"We are excited to continue collaborating with Oregon Art on a Mission: Linda's gentle guidance, and the beautiful finished product of her art projects, help grow youths self-confidence, encourages them to try something new and it's really fun too!"

ronelle  Renner, age 9,

HAJC Group art class participant 

"The cosmic sky project was awesome  even though at first i got upset with how mine was turning out, then teacher linda, reminded me that even though I'm a beginner I'm really good at putting stars on and stars make everything better!
its fun to make art with my family, friends and neighbors and its at my apartment community room right next to our playground! Linda is a best teacher because she is kind and patient and encourages me to follow my intuition"
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