Amber Barnum, an artist from Sacramento, recounts her visit to Eugene to see the Art-o-Mat in Lane's Art Gallery. Check out her story, with pictures, on her blog: http://heartescapes.blogspot.com/2010/04/art-o-mat.html
"...Art-o-Mat was created by a group called Artists in Cellophane. An Art-o-Mat is an old retired cigarette dispenser that has been turned into an art dispenser. Artists from all over the world can submit their art to be sold in the machines at $5 a piece. Cool idea, right? ...we found one in Eugene, at Lane Community College, in their Art gallery. ... Mom and I were totally excited and ... Monday afternoon, we pulled into the college, and went searching for the Art-o-Mat. ..." Check out her blog for the rest of the story.
The Art-o-Mat is located next to the Art Gallery in the Art and Applied Design Department in Building 11 on LCC's main campus. For information about the Art-o-Mat at Lane, contact Susan Lowdermilk, 541.463-5413 or the Art and Applied Design office at 541.463.5409.