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Artist, WSU professor honored with top Oregon fellowship

Avantika Bawa
Avantika Bawa

Avantika Bawa, assistant professor of fine art at Washington State University Vancouver, is the 2014 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission’s Joan Shipley Award. Bawa was selected for outstanding talent, demonstrated ability and commitment to the creation of new work.

The Portland-based artist topped a group of 13 Oregon artists selected for fellowships from a pool of more than 190 applicants from 35 cities. Fellowships support artists working in visual arts and design and include small financial stipends.

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