Governor's Arts Awards

The Governor's Arts Awards were established in 1977 to recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the cultural life of Oregon. From presentations in the Capitol Rotunda in Salem to multimedia productions celebrating award recipients in Portland, Eugene and Newport, the Governor's Arts Awards are an annual celebration of the arts across the state.

Download an alphabetical list of all individuals who have received Governor's Arts Awards.

Download an alphabetical list of all organizations that have received Governor's Arts Awards.

2007 / Ted Kulongoski
Shannon Applegate (
Writer and Lecturer
Ruth Dobson (
Founder of the opera program at Portland State University
Lee Freed (
Lincoln City
Leader and advocate for arts education
Sharon Morgan (
Advocate for arts education
Alice Norris Arts and culture advocate
OPB's Oregon Art Beat (
Arts and cultural leadership
Gil Seeley (
Artistic director and conductor, Oregon Repertory Singers
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects (
Arts leadership

Oregon Arts Commission

(503) 986-0082 (phone)
(503) 986-0260 (fax)
775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280