Peter Walter (2017) Biochemist and sculptor Peter Walter (2017) was presented with the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Peter was here for Scientific Delirium Madness 4.0 and demonstrated his skills at Open House. One of his sculptures now graces our property. Learn more

Photo: Elisabeth Fall

Avantika Bawa (2014) has been selected as a Hallie Ford Fellow for visual arts for 2018! Avantika is one of five Oregon Artists selected for the fellowship in honor of Hallie Ford, who believed that artists should be given the opportunity to realize their talents.

Photo: Harold Hutchinson

Camille Dungy (2014) 's book Trophic Cascade has won the Colorado Book Award for poetry. Camille's other book, Guidebook to Relative Strangers was also named a finalist. Guidebook to Relative Strangers was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Photo: Camille Dungy

Ann Kresge (2015) will be an AIR in several sites this upcoming year: Foundation Ace, Buenos Aires; Playa Summer Lake, OR; and Women's Studio Workshop, NY. She was recently an AIR at Vermont Studio Center, VT for which she received an OAC/ Ford Family Foundation Opportunity Grant. While in residence Ann will continue to work on her printmaking based Installations and artists' books.

Lydia Conklin (’17) to Receive Rona Jaffe Foundation Award Fiction writer and Djerassi fellow Lydia Conklin will receive a 2018 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, which is given annually to six women writers who demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their careers. You can read about it here.

Patricia Colleen Murphy (’16) Wins the 2019 Press 53 Award Patricia Murphy has been named the winner of the 2019 Press Award of her collection of poetry, Bully Love. She was selected by Editor Tom Lombardo from a pool of more than 400 entires from 45 states and her work will be published on April 1, 2019. At that time, Ms. Murphy will receive ten copies of her book and an advance of $1,500. You can read about her win here!