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A sculpture project that will mark the southern entrance to St. Helens, Oregon by creating a unique cultural landmark for the community
A sculpture project that will mark the southern entrance to St. Helens, Oregon by creating a unique cultural landmark for the community
A sculpture project that will mark the southern entrance to St. Helens, Oregon by creating a unique cultural landmark for the community
76 backers pledged $16,001 to help bring this project to life.

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Salmon Tree Cycle: St. Helens Gateway Sculpture Project

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Salmon migrate from freshwater to the ocean, carrying nutrients critical for tree growth. These trees become habitat for a healthy, diverse water system. The Salmon Tree Cycle is a pair of sculptures that represents this symbiotic relationship and the role it played building the City of St. Helens.

Let's Grow a Gateway

By supporting the Salmon Tree Cycle, you will:

  • Create a lasting impact by supporting the installation of a free cultural resource to be enjoyed by generations to come.
  • Inspire community pride by honoring our heritage and connecting people to our unique Pacific Northwest sense of place.
  • Encourage visitor exploration and patronage to our businesses by making our community stand out.

Still not convinced? If you donate now, your contribution will be matched up to $20,000! Check out the funding sources and timeline below.

The Design

The collaborative studio rhiza A+D was selected for their Salmon Tree Cycle sculpture design because of its unique representation of St. Helens history and ecology. The two sculptures frame McNulty Creek and symbolically represent a flowing, Columbia Basin river culture sustained by the integral ecosystem of trees and salmon. Salmon migrate from freshwater to ocean and back. Their bodies are repositories of nitrogen and numerous nutrients that not only benefit predators and scavengers but are also critical fertilizers for stream-side trees. The roots and branches of these trees in turn become the habitat for a healthy, diverse water system. The Salmon Tree Cycle is a sculptural expression of this dynamic reciprocity. The sculptures are not only a gateway, but represent an educational platform for environmental stewardship. To learn more about the artist, the sculpture design, and the community benefits, visit www.salmontreecycle.com.

Bridging Art & Nature in St. Helens

Established in 2005, the ACC is a group of volunteers dedicated to improving the livability of St. Helens by encouraging the recognition of arts and culture. With a state highway bisecting our city, many potential visitors experience the auto-oriented highway as all we have to offer. The two-phased Gateway Sculpture Project began in October 2010 when the ACC began to think of creative solutions to make highway frontage more inviting to residents and travelers. Phase 1 of the Gateway Sculpture Project was completed in 2014 and the Salmon Tree Cycle (Phase 2), has an anticipated completion of Summer 2017. To see photos of Phase 1 and other ACC projects, visit: www.salmontreecycle.com.

Rewards

Pledge $30 - Made-in-Oregon Salmon Tree Cycle Mug. 13 oz.
Pledge $30 - Made-in-Oregon Salmon Tree Cycle Mug. 13 oz.

 

Pledge $30 - Made-in Oregon Salmon Tree Cycle Glass. 16 oz.
Pledge $30 - Made-in Oregon Salmon Tree Cycle Glass. 16 oz.

 

Pledge $30 - DIY Coloring St. Helens Art & Historic Postcard Set of 12 Unique Designs
Pledge $30 - DIY Coloring St. Helens Art & Historic Postcard Set of 12 Unique Designs

 

Pledge $35 - Salmon Tree Cycle Thank You Stationary Set of 2
Pledge $35 - Salmon Tree Cycle Thank You Stationary Set of 2

 

Pledge $50 - Handcrafted Pacific Northwest-themed ceramic 3'' emblem
Pledge $50 - Handcrafted Pacific Northwest-themed ceramic 3'' emblem

 

Pledge $40 - Numbered and signed sketch of sculptures from the artists at Rhiza a+d. Only 40 available.
Pledge $40 - Numbered and signed sketch of sculptures from the artists at Rhiza a+d. Only 40 available.

**SLIGHT CHANGE** Pledge $75 - An original locally hand-pulled print from an edition of linocuts, depicting the Salmon Tree Cycle theme. Suitable for framing. 15 available.

Pledge $150 - One night stay at the Deer Island Manor Bed & Breakfast in Deer Island, Oregon
Pledge $150 - One night stay at the Deer Island Manor Bed & Breakfast in Deer Island, Oregon

 

Pledge $250 - Meet the Salmon Tree Cycle artists and tour the North Portland Rhiza a+d workshop
Pledge $250 - Meet the Salmon Tree Cycle artists and tour the North Portland Rhiza a+d workshop

 

Pledge $1,000 - Your name on the interpetive signage along sidewalk on Highway 30
Pledge $1,000 - Your name on the interpetive signage along sidewalk on Highway 30

Timeline

 Funding Sources

Total Project: $62,000
Total Project: $62,000

 

Risks and challenges

This Kickstarter campaign is one component of the ACC's larger fundraising strategy. Additional funds outside of the Kickstarter will be needed to fabricate and install the Salmon Tree Cycle sculptures. Although the funds are not yet secured, we are confident we can raise the remaining funds by writing grants and hosting local fundraising events.

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    All of your contribution goes into the project with this pledge. You will receive our eternal gratitude!

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    Locally printed thank you postcard. You will love the design so much you will want to hang it!

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    Plant a Native. Enhance our natural environment with this reward! We will plant a native from Scappoose Bay Watershed Council in Nob Hill Nature Park, St. Helens, Oregon! You will also receive a locally printed thank you postcard.

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    Made-in-Oregon Salmon Tree Cycle Mug. Start your morning with coffee and good vibes using this 13 oz ceramic mug featuring our project logo.

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    Made-in Oregon Salmon Tree Cycle Glass featuring our project logo. Drink your beer in style with this one-of-a-kind 16 oz. drinking glass.

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    DIY Coloring St. Helens Art & Historic Postcard Set. Wow your friends and family by sending them a postcard colored by you! Each postcard features a beautiful historic building or a local civic art project in St. Helens.12 unique designs.

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    Salmon Tree Cycle Thank You Stationary. Set of two limited edition thank you cards and envelopes measured at 4 5/8" x 6 1/4". Cards are designed and printed locally on high quality linen paper.

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    Limited Edition Salmon Tree Cycle Sculpture Sketch Signed by the artists at Rhiza A+D. Sketch measures 5.5" x 8.5". Only 40 available.

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    Handcrafted Pacific Northwest-themed ceramic 3'' emblem by our very own ceramics artist. Hang this beautiful emblem as an ornament on your Christmas tree, on furniture, at work, or even in your car!

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    Nature-themed, limited edition lithograph. Handcrafted by a local Columbia County artist, these lithographs will add a beautifully unique touch to your wall.

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    Thank You Package.
    Show your support by pledging big to get it all! This reward includes a thank you postcard, the DIY Coloring St. Helens Art & Historic Postcard Set of 12, a custom canvas bag, and either a Salmon Tree Cycle mug or drinking glass

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    One night stay at the historic Deer Island Manor in Deer Island, Oregon. This Bed & Breakfast was built in 1908 as the Deer Island School and has been thoughtfully renovated. Rooms are curated with beautiful antiques and unique artwork. Your stay includes a Euro-style breakfast and you may pick your own date.

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    Meet the Rhiza A+D artists and tour the North Portland workshop and studio. This reward includes a chance to chat with the artists and tour of the North Portland workshop during fabrication of the Salmon Tree Cycle sculptures! As if this reward couldn't get better, we will treat you to delicious appetizers.

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    Have a lasting impact on your community by pledging $1,000 or more and receive eternal recognition with your name on the interpretive signage along Highway 30. It will be prominently located along the sidewalk across from the sculptures. The 6 ft. tall sign will be made of engraved aluminum on a bent steel structure. We will acknowledge your profound support at the sculpture ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Funding period

- (30 days)