Jun 19 12:00 AM - Jul 13 12:00 AM
The Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts recognize Oregon visual artists for demonstrated excellence of their work and potential for significant advancement in their practices of art. The Fellowships are one of seven components of The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program that was established in 2010 in memory of Hallie Ford, a co-founder of the Foundation. Twin goals of the program are to accelerate an enhanced quality of artistic endeavor by Oregon’s established visual artists who are at pivotal points in their careers, and to improve Oregon’s visual arts ecology.
A jury of five arts professionals will select five artists from a diverse pool of nearly 190 applicants. They each will receive a $25,000 unrestricted award and will join 35 of their peers selected over the last nine years as Hallie Ford Fellows.
Their selection by the panel, which will draw upon curators, critics and art historians from within and outside of Oregon, followed extensive individual review and collective debate. The jurists determined that each is at a pivotal moment of potential transition in his or her career and an infusion of resources now may help to catalyze each artist’s practice in transformative ways.
The Foundation’s board of directors recently approved continuation of the program in 2020 and beyond.