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

Jim Lommasson engages in long-term photographic projects that demonstrate human resilience in the face of profound and acute challenges.

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.

2015 Fellowship Recipient

On a quiet evening at her home in Bend, you might find Mary Heather Noble pouring over technical data relating to the effects of ground contamination on the environment.

2015 Fellowship Recipient

Composer Rebecca Oswald thrives on variety. She has written works for piano, chamber ensemble, orchestra, choir and solo voice.

2015 Fellowship Recipient

Just a year after moving from India to Oregon in 1989, Jayanthi Raman started performing traditional Indian dance and never let up. Since then she has given hundreds of performances in the Northwest and toured extensively throughout the nation.


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