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. 

2015 Fellowship Recipient

Imagine hiking through Hoyt Arboretum, the 189-acre wilderness park located inside the city of Portland, and stumbling upon a contemporary dance performance.

2015 Fellowship Recipient

“I was always a theatrical child,” recalls Michael Mendelson. “I liked to make a big splash in everything I did whether it was destructive or constructive.

2014 Fellowship Recipient

Sabina Haque’s current work is a stop-motion animated installation and video performance entitled Remembrance, bearing witness to the socio-political ruin wrought by drone warfare carried out by the United States military in eight countri

2014 Fellowship Recipient

We wonder how an artist comes to art. When Allison Hyde was in high school, her dog would run away regularly, ending up at the house of Washington artist Patrick Haskett.

2014 Fellowship Recipient

It looks like a piece of fine jewelry.  But something is off. There is a lacuna, a flat spot, or an unexpected asymmetry.

2014 Fellowship Recipient

Ryan LaBar makes large scale ceramic assemblages often comprised of slumped tangles of ribbons, discs,and other forms that are sometimes solid, sometimes perforated in a lace-like manner.

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