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Fentress Award

The Fentress Award recognizes a local arts organization for exceptional work and achievement in the arts. Candidates are a vital part of the local arts ecosystem. This honor was established by Carroll D. and Harriet Fentress. The award is made possible by the Fentress Endowment of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Submit your nomination hereAward nominations are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 16th, 2020.

Eligibility

Eligible candidates must:

  • Be a local (greater Eugene area) arts organization, collective, or arts-focused business.

Selection Criteria

Nominators must complete an official nomination form based on the following criteria:

  • Scope, quality, and originality of the nominee’s programming or involvement with arts.
  • Impact on both arts and culture and the community.
  • Program innovation
  • Has created great awareness and significantly improved the community with measurable results.

2019 Fentress Endowment Award Winner: Jordan Schnizter Museum of Art

For more than eighty-five years, the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has been dedicated to providing high-quality arts exhibitions and education for our growing community. As the only accredited academic art museum between Portland and San Francisco, the JSMA offers expansive community education programs: Art Heals, Art Inspires, and Art Teaches. Fulfilling our mission as a teaching museum, the JSMA serves more than 9,000 UO students who come to the museum for classes, research projects, internships, employment, and other learning and career opportunities. Each year, more than 60,000 visitors visit the museum.

 

 

 

Past Fentress Endowment Award Winners:

2019
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

2018
Eugene Saturday Market

2017
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts

2016
New Zone Gallery

2015
Lane Arts Council

2014
Eugene Opera

2013
Eugene Symphony Association

2012
Maude Kerns Art Center

2011
Actors Cabaret of Eugene

2010
Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA)

2009
Lane County Historical Society and Museum

2008
Eugene Ballet Company

2007
Caitriona Bolster of KWAX FM Radio

2006
Lord Leebrick Theatre

2005
The Eugene Glass School
Joint Forces Dance Company

2004
Arts Umbrella

2003
YouthArts

2002
Young Writers Association
Rose Children’s Theatre

2001
The Jacobs Gallery
Lone Goose Press

2000
Oregon Festival of American Music

1999
Community Center for the Performing Arts – WOW Hall