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A variety of artisans, partners, community leaders, government officials and staff help bring Confluence to life. Principal figures are noted here.

Contact Us

Email info@confluenceproject.org
Phone 360-693-0123
Fax 360-693-7770

Mailing Address:
1701 Broadway #144
Vancouver, WA 98663

Confluence at Celilo Park

Confluence Establishes Art Conservation Endowment at OCF

April 16, 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Confluence has partnered with the Oregon Community Foundation to create the Jordan Schnitzer and Thomas Lauderdale Confluence Art Endowment. With OCF's stewardship and long term investment program, this fund will be maintained in perpetuity to provide a stable stream of support for maintenance at all six Confluence project sites along the Columbia River system.

The endowment is established through a generous gift from Arlene Schnitzer on behalf of her son, Jordan Schnitzer and Thomas Lauderdale, the band leader for Pink Martini. Both are supporters of Confluence's extraordinary series of art installations by celebrated artist Maya Lin that stretch from the mouth of the Columbia River to the gateway to Hell's Canyon. 

The $250,000 initial investment in the endowment represents one-quarter of Arlene Schnitzer's $1 million gift to Confluence. The rest will go to the capital project planned for Celilo Park near The Dalles, Oregon.more >

More News

March 16, 2015

March News From Confluence

Confluence in the Classroom Projects Bloom Spring is when Confluence in the Classroom projects come into full bloom. At eight schools in Oregon and Washington, Native artists and tradition keepers are...   more >

February 10, 2015

February News from Confluence

Latest Confluence Site Gets Underway Of all the Confluence sites, Chief Timothy Park looks the most like the Native landscape Lewis and Clark observed 200 years ago. It's Confluence's fifth site...   more >

January 28, 2015

Spirits Interpreted and the Art of Mask Making

On February 7th, join longtime friends and artists Lillian Pitt (Wasco, Yakama, Warm Springs) and Bill Rutherford (African American,Chickasaw) for this unique, one-day opportunity. What started as a challenge from...   more >

December 8, 2014

Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund Supports Celilo Park Art Installation

Confluence ends a banner year with yet another major grant in support of Maya Lin's final art installation along the Columbia River system. The Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has awarded...   more >

November 21, 2014

Arlene Schnitzer To Donate $1 Million To Confluence

Arlene Schnitzer will make a $1 million gift to help fund the internationally significant Celilo Park Confluence Project. Pink Martini band leader, and Confluence supporter, Thomas Lauderdale made the announcement...   more >

November 12, 2014

Searching for the Lost Sound of Celilo Falls

The roar of Celilo Falls could be heard from miles around. The place tribes called W’yam was a center of commerce and sustenance for Northwest native people for thousands of...   more >

October 22, 2014

Maya Lin to Speak to Portland City Club and University of Oregon

Confluence is one of Maya Lin's most ambitious projects. It spans six sites in two states, stretching 438 miles. Next month, you have two chances to learn ...   more >

October 14, 2014

Help Maintain The Art

Confluence friends, The artwork at our oldest site at Cape Disappointment needs your help.  After nearly ten years, coastal weather has taken its toll, even on installations built to last generations....   more >