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The R0 Prayer Flag Project

Make Art to Make an Impact

$2,370 raised

$1,000 goal

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

Led by local arts supporter Dr. Donald R. Dexter, the R0 Prayer Flag Project is a community art project raising funds for Lane Arts Council's Artist Support programs, helping local artists and arts groups advance their creative projects and careers.

By participating in The R0 Prayer Flag Project, you can triple your impact in support of local arts:

  1. Submit a “prayer flag” art piece to Dr. Dexter by end-of-day on November 6th.
  2. Donate $10 or more to Lane Arts Council using the button above.
  3. Your donation to Lane Arts Council will be matched by Dr. Dexter (up to a total of $1,000).
  4. Your flag will be displayed in an outdoor community pop-up at Oregon Art Supply on Friday, November 13th, 5-8pm.
  5. You may opt-in for your flag to be sold, with proceeds donated to Lane Arts Council.
  6. Encourage friends and family to participate too!

Prayer Flag Submission Guidelines

  • Prayer flags may be created using any form of paper or cloth.
  • Prayer flags should be approximately 13” x 14” in size, or smaller.
  • This is not a juried art project; all submissions will be accepted.
  • Encourage friends and family to submit flags too!
  • Deliver or mail prayer flag submissions to The Office of Dr. Donald Dexter, 2233 Willamette Street, Ste B, Eugene, 97405. Please include your name and contact information (email and phone number) with the prayer flag.
  • Text 541-543-3700 or email with any questions.

"Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetan people believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all-pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all. The prayers of a flag become a permanent part of the universe as the images fade from exposure to the elements. Just as life moves on and is replaced by new life, Tibetans renew their hopes for the world by continually mounting new flags alongside the old." - Dr. Dexter

"The term R0, referred to as R-Naught, represents the number of new infections estimated to stem from a single case. In other words, if R0 is 2.5, then one person is expected to infect, on average, 2.5 others. The purpose of this program is to “positively” infect each other with hope, love compassion and empathy, as well as every other positive emotion that is out there. The R-Naught for this project is 100. I plan to identify and positively infect 100 people in the community to participate in the project." - Dr. Dexter

All donations to Lane Arts Council through the R0 Prayer Flag Project will be designated for Lane Arts Council's Artist Support programs.

Born and raised in Southern Oregon on the former Klamath Indian reservation, Eugene dentist Dr. Donald R. Dexter, Jr. graduated from the Lewis and Clark College with a B.S. degree in Psychology and earned his D.M.D. at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. He has advanced training in dental sleep medicine and the treatment of TMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Dexter is an enrolled member of the Klamath Tribes of Southern Oregon. He is the first member of his family to attend and graduate from college and the first member of his tribe to attend and graduate from dental school. Dr. Dexter has a broad range of interests beyond the field of dentistry and medicine. He has a passion for the arts; particularly enjoying photography, architecture, and the design world. A proud supporter of local artists, he hosts quarterly photography shows in his office. Additionally, Dr. Dexter takes delight in food and cooking. He is a firm believer that food not only nourishes the body, but also the soul. Above all else though, what Dr. Dexter enjoys most is the constant joy of spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Thank you for participating in the R0 Prayer Flag Project!