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. 

2012 Fellowship Recipient

A weed growing through the cracks in asphalt before a derelict wooden building in Ryan Pierce's 2010 painting “Gila Bend” offers a microcosm of the artist's project.

2012 Fellowship Recipient

Curator and artist Jack Ryan’s sculpture, drawing, sound, and video works often deal with intersections of the natural and manmade worlds.

2012 Fellowship Recipient

Cara Tomlinson works in paint, drawing, sculpture, video and sound.

2012 Fellowship Recipient

Evertt Beidler performs his sculptures. His “Moves Manager” is a custom walking machine. Wearing a suit and tie, Beidler is strapped into the machine, and as it rolls forward, it moves his arms and legs in a manner that imitates walking.

2012 Fellowship Recipient

Mike Bray addresses the artifice of film and the spectacle of rock and roll performance via works in still images, short video loops, and sculptural objects, sometimes of epic proportions.

2012 Fellowship Recipient

“I’m about making things, not the image or pure expression,” says sculptor, Karl Burkheimer. Burkheimer thinks of the large-scale sculptures he builds primarily of wood as being the “residue of the process” of their making.

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