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. 

2014 Fellowship Recipient

Ralph Pugay makes modestly-scaled paintings of humans in situations that are often as absurd (and often quite funny) as they are mundane.

2014 Fellowship Recipient

The subjects of Samantha Wall’s finely wrought portraits in charcoal and graphite are exclusively women. Some aspects, most often the face, are rendered in sharp, nearly photographic detail while others are blended into the background.

2014 Fellowship Recipient

Terri Warpinski is a celebrated photographer and the most senior member of the group of Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship recipients.

2013 Fellowship Recipient

Portland author Scott Sparling spent over thirty years writing his novel, Wire to Wire (Tin House, 2011).

2013 Fellowship Recipient

Like vinyl records, 16mm film has experienced a resurgence of popularity, especially among experimental cinematographers such as Ben Popp, who received a Media Arts Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission.

2013 Fellowship Recipient

Even though the age of the troubadour passed about 700 years ago, Holcombe Waller is a fellow who could easily be thought of as a modern version of the iconic medieval entertainer.

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