The 2023 Oregon Country Fair poster is a follow-up on the theme of the previous year: now that the Fair has come out of hibernation, a parade of flying animals swoop in to bring food, music, and craft to the Fair site. The space that many Fairgoers may know as a parking lot is a lush field of camas every spring, represented in the poster to continue the themes of return and restoration. The biodiversity of the animals and the gifts they bring speak to the abundance of perspectives, skills, and energy that Fair guests, staff, and volunteers bring to the event each year.
Emily Poole (www.epooleart.com, @epooleart) is a natural history illustrator, raised in the Rockies and now rooted in the mossy hills of Eugene. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016 and has created work for numerous organizations including the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Sasquatch Books, and High Country News. Emily creates images with the goal of inspiring and educating about the natural world and what we can do to be better stewards of the land.