BRAVA

Eugene Arts and Letters Award

Each year, the Eugene Arts and Letters Award honors an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the arts and culture of Eugene. Recipients are publicly nominated by the Eugene community and selected by a committee of local artists and community leaders. The award, which includes a designated charitable contribution on behalf of the recipient, was established by Lee and Hester Bishop in 1982 and is further supported by the Arts Foundation of Western Oregon Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation.

Past Recipients of the Eugene Arts and Letters Award:

1982
Lawrence Maves
Horace Robinson

1983
Ed Ragozzino
Royce Saltzman
Very Little Theatre

1984
Philip Bayles
Riley Grannan
Toni Pimble
Jan Zach

1985
Edmond Cykler
LaVerne Krause

1986
Ken Kesey
Claire Trotter

1987
Oregon Mozart Players

1988
Richard M. Long
Northwest Review

1989
Robert D. Clark
Brian Lanker
Lotte Streisinger
Jerry Williams

1990
Max and Hattie Mae Nixon
John Stafford
James Toland
Dorothy Velasco

1994
Marin Alsop
Barry Lopez
Anne Kutka McCosh
Oregon Bach Festival

1998
David Sherman

1999
John Rose

2000
Anne Dhu McLucas

2001
Miguel-Harth Bedoya

2002
David Joyce

2003
William L. Sullivan

2004
Victor Steinhardt

2005
Diane Retallack

2006
Mark Clarke and Peg Coe

2007
Judy Wenger

2008
Fred Crafts

2009
Steve Stone

2010
Jan Eliot

2011
Paul Biondi

2012
Betsy Wolfston

2013
Helmuth Rilling

2014
Bob Welch

2015
Shirley Andress

2016
Dottie Chase

2017
Michael Anderson