The Ford Family Foundation today named its 2017 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts, recognizing five Oregon visual artists for demonstrated excellence of their work and potential for significant advancement in their practices of art.
Oregon State art professor Julie Green was one of the artists selected from a diverse pool of 166 applicants. They each will receive a $25,000 unrestricted award and will join 25 of their peers selected over the last seven years as Hallie Ford Fellows.
“Our newest Fellows represent a range of practices that showcase the breadth of creative talent in Oregon,” said Anne Kubisch, president of the Foundation. “Having them join our current family of Fellows will enrich their interactions and strengthen the community of contemporary art of the region.”
The selection of the 2017 Fellows by a panel of five arts professionals 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 their career and an infusion of resources now may help to catalyze each artist’s practice in transformative ways.
Green’s work has been featured in The New York Times, a Whole Foods mini-documentary, PBS, Ceramics Monthly, Gastronomica, and 7th edition of A World of Art published by Prentice Hall. She has had 30 solo exhibitions in Oregon, Michigan, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Tennessee, California, New York, and Washington. She also has been featured in two-person and group exhibitions in Oregon, New York, Missouri, Connecticut, California, Washington, Florida, Oklahoma, and Kansas, among others. She is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland.
Half of each year she works on The Last Supper, an ongoing project to protest capital punishment in the United States that captures the “last meal” requests by prisoners on death row. Regional and national media have regularly featured her Last Supper work. She is a regular visiting artist and lecturer throughout the country and abroad.