Support the Schneider

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The Museum is a result of a community campaign which was completed by a generous donation by Bill and Florence Schneider. The Museum mounts five to six exhibitions annually with an emphasis on contemporary art.  The Museum regularly offers gallery talks, lectures, receptions, concerts, spoken-word events, and tours for both the campus and the community.

Become A Member

The Schneider Museum of Art’s budget for exhibitions, programs, and daily operations depends largely on individual and business donations.  When you become a member of the Museum, you know you are making a difference in our community.

Membership with the Schneider Museum of Art connects you with the latest happenings in the regional arts community.  You will receive exhibition notices and e-newsletters, plus invitations to gallery talks, artist studio tours, exhibition previews and receptions, and other special events.  You also will qualify for discounts on Museum purchases.

The Museum has various membership categories available for individuals or businesses.  Membership contributions can be mailed to the Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR 97520. You can also phone 541-552-8248 to charge a new membership or a membership renewal to your Visa or MasterCard. Or, click here to be directed to the SOU Foundation to make an online donation.  Be sure to select “Friends of the Schneider Museum.”

Membership Categories

Annual Individual Memberships
Director’s Circle: $1000 or more     Associate Patron:  $100 – $249
Benefactor: $500 – $999                 Friend: $30 – $99
Patron:  $250 – $499                        Student: $15

Participate in the community enterprise that is the Schneider Museum of Art.

  • Membership in the Museum
  • Corporate Sponsorship
  • The Endowment
  • Planned Giving
  • The Art Affair
  • Oregon Cultural Trust
  • Volunteering

For more information call Nancy Riggs at 541-552-8248.

Volunteering at The Museum

You do not need an art background to become a volunteer. The only prerequisites are an ability to relate to people of different ages and a desire to learn and share your knowledge. Volunteering at the Museum is a wonderful way to participate in your community, to appreciate art, and to open the eyes of others to the beautiful world of art available at the Museum!

  • Helping with events
  • Making community contacts
  • Contributing program ideas
  • Greeting public at events
  • Volunteering at the front desk
  • Becoming a docent
  • Conducting campus art tours
  • Writing, photography, and/or design projects
  • Routine office work and mailings

Call museum staff at 541-552-6245 to find out more!

Market of Choice Art Bags

The Schneider Museum of Art was designated by Market of Choice to be one of four arts organizations in Oregon to be the recipient of proceeds from the sale of its Art Bags! The next time you visit Market of Choice, be sure to look for the new 100% recyclable, non-woven polypropylene reusable Art Bags, which features the work of Corvallis artist Licia Basille-Jelten and help support the Museum. That’s right! For each beautiful bag sold, $1.50 goes to support Oregon arts organizations, such as ours. These sensible shopping bags also make greats totes for art supplies, books and more, so be sure to purchase several. And please thank Market of Choice for supporting SOU and the Schneider Museum of Art.

Donor Appreciation

The Schneider Museum of Art Programming Generously Supported by:

  • Oregon Arts Commission
  • The Ford Family Foundation
  • The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Our Wonderful Volunteers and Students

Community Supporters

Local Community Partners – promoted the products of

Celebrating Farmworkers Event and Summer Art Camp:

  • Ashland Food Coop
  • Fry Family Farms
  • Harry and David
  • Le Mera Gardens
  • Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market

At Numerous events:

  • Abacela Winery
  • Ashland Greenhouses
  • Ashland Springs Hotel
  • Belle Fiore Winery
  • Bloomsbury Books
  • Brothers’ Restaurant
  • Case Coffee
  • Cliff Creek Cellars
  • Crater Lake Cellars
  • Dagoba Chocolate
  • EdenVale Enoteca Wine Tasting & Bistro
  • FlowerTyme
  • Folin Cellars and Kevin and Susan Walsh
  • Golden-Fields Construction & Design, Ltd.
  • Greenleaf Restaurant
  • Grizzly Peak Winery
  • Inti Latin Soul Restaurant and Cantina
  • Karen Amarotico Catering
  • Kriselle Cellars
  • Ledger David Cellars
  • Market of Choice
  • Miller Paint
  • Milagros
  • New Sammy’s Cowboy Bistro
  • Northwest Nature Shop
  • Pacific Domes International
  • Paddington Station
  • Pebblestone Cellars
  • Puck’s Donuts
  • Quady North Winery
  • Rise Up! Artisan Bread
  • Rogue Creamery
  • Rogue Valley Roasting Co.
  • RoxyAnn Winery
  • Rhythm Kings
  • ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum
  • South Stage Cellars
  • Sunstone Bakery
  • Trium Wines
  • Weisingers of Ashland
  • Wooldridge Creek Winery
  • Velocity Cellars

Other Community Partners

  • Ashland Chamber of Commerce
  • Ashland Gallery Association
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Maslow Project