Scholarships & Awards

2017 Winners

Kimberly Gales Scholarship
Dane Eisenbart

Runners Up
Ruby Maly
Jeanne Fries

Merit Award
Scott Conary
Sam Hingston

2016 Winners

Kimberly Gales Scholarship
Melissa Monroe

Merit Award
Karen Wippich

2015 Winners

Kimberly Gales Scholarship
Sarah Fagan

Merit Award
Carole Murphy

2014 Winners

Kimberly Gales Scholarship
Emily Myers

Shelly Hershberger Memorial Service Award
Erin Leichty

Merit Award
Sandra Carlson

2013 Winners

Kimberly Gales Scholarship
Renee Hartig

Shelly Hershberger Memorial Service Award
Shawn Demarest

Merit Award
Thomas Soule

2012 Winners

Kimberly Gales Scholarship
Carlie Leagield
Alec Zemper

Shelly Hershberger Memorial Service Award
Kindra Crick

Merit Award
Heather Fields

Portland Open Studios is pleased to honor several artists each year for their talents by offering several awards.

The Kimberly Gales Scholarship award goes to an artist under 30 years of age who is already developing a distinctive artistic voice.

The Shelley Hershberger Service Award goes to a volunteer who goes above and beyond in supporting Portland Open Studios. For more information about Shelley Hershberger, click here.

The Merit Award goes to an artist who receives the highest score from the jury.