Fellowship Profiles

The Arts Commission recognizes the achievements of outstanding Oregon artists through annual Individual Artist Fellowship grants. Fellowship Profiles introduce featured artists and provide a description of their work. 

2016 Fellowship Recipient

“I have never wanted to be an artist that keeps doing what works.  I have always wanted to turn the dial a little more,” says Blair Saxon-Hill. She has made gestural gouache paintings that masterfully amplify the fewest brushstrokes.

2015 Fellowship Recipient

The unexpected way Alexis Smith got her first novel published can bring a smile to anyone’s face.

2015 Fellowship Recipient

Carol Triffle is a producer, writer, director and actor. Her many talents are one of the main reasons that Imago Theatre continues to be a success many years after she and Jerry Mouawad founded it in 1979.

2015 Fellowship Recipient

“Audiences are often very surprised by how much can be communicated without words,” says Kate Braidwood. “They find themselves being drawn into a story and moved to laughter and tears, even though we never speak on stage.”

2015 Fellowship Recipient

Composer David Crumb is exploring new musical territory.

2015 Fellowship Recipient

“A Husband and Wife Are One Satan” is a Russian saying that describes how couples are implicitly connected in each other’s activities.


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