Patron Scholarship

The Application has Closed for the Season. Check back in Spring, 2021.

A Fund for Emerging Artists

About: The Patron Scholarship celebrates non-traditional art made in Wallowa County. We offer this scholarship opportunity for local artists so they can take their art to new heights and gain awareness in our community as an emerging thinker in our local, art world.

Mediums: All art mediums are eligible.  Preference will be given to non-visual artists (dance / writing / music / film) or artists in non-traditional visual mediums who want to enhance their ability to make engaging art in Wallowa County. We still encourage traditional visual artists to apply, as well.

What: A scholarship for 2 local artists ($600 each) to further their work and deepen their creative practice in Wallowa County. This award may be used at the discretion of the recipient for any expenses that will help them create (e.g.. supplies / travel / studio space / software, etc.).

Who: This fund is intended for artists emerging in their field, or those who want to start taking their artistic medium more seriously. Specifically, this scholarship targets local artists who have yet to create a strong following for their work, or who would like to start making a career out of their creative practice. Applicants must be residents of Wallowa County. There is no age restriction.

When: This application opens in February.

How: Apply online below, or print out a paper application and send it to:

Josephy Center for Art & Culture
PO Box 949
Joseph, OR 97846

For any additional questions, or any issues with the online application, please contact WVAC President Seth Kinzie at

Sponsor: Artist Memberships at the Josephy Center. Please consider buying a $25 membership to Josephy, knowing that you are supporting the emergence of great, new art in our field!

2019 Winners

Joan Gilbert


Mixed Media

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Andrew Marchlewski


Classical Piano

Forrest Van Tuyl

Honorable Mention