Donating artists and their artwork will be considered in award selection.
*Submit Ben Westlund Award nominations using the form at the bottom of this page!*
Nominated people or organizations may qualify per the award criteria below.
2020 Theme Award: David Mensing, Plenary
2020 Award of Merit: Mike Stasko, April Showers (with Pegasus)
2020 Award of Merit: Wendy Birnbaum & Susie Zeitner, Stepping Into Light
Theme Award – The award is given to the artist and artwork that best exemplifies or interprets the yearly theme.
Award of Merit (3 total) – This award is given to the artist and artwork as being recognized for excellence in craft, execution and/or interpretation in their chosen medium.
Pamela Hulse Andrews Student Achievement Award – The award is given to the student artist and artwork that represents excellence and achievement of their work and contribution to their school and community.
Design Award – The award is given to the artist and artwork whose work is selected to be used in MOTH marketing materials.
2020 Pamela Hulse Andrews Student Achievement Award: Sierra Henneous, The Promise of a New Dawn
2020 Spirit of Giving Award: Preston Thompson Guitars
2020 Ben Westlund Advocate for the Arts Award: Caldera Arts
Artwork must be delivered to SFF by Thursday, March 25, 2021 for award consideration.
Awardees will receive a plaque and $500
2020 Americana Folk Award: Dorothy Holmes Mohler, The Sun Followers
Americana Folk Award– The award is given to the artist and artwork that tells a story of the rich and diverse culture of the United States of America — a culture that is rooted in a history of traditions handed down from indigenous and immigrant populations.
Spirit of Giving Award – This award is given to the artist, organization, or person that shares generosity of spirit and engagement in the Sisters Folk Festival community, and actively contributes in a positive, meaningful way.
Ben Westlund Advocate of the Arts Award – This award is given to the artist, organization, or person who consistently supports, promotes, and perpetuates cultural expression and engagement, seeks to inspire artistic endeavors in others, and advocates for building on the arts economy and thriving arts scene in the region. (Scroll down for nomination form.)
2020 Award of Merit: Janice Druian, Dawn’s Early Light
2020 Inspiration Award: the late Bill MacDonald, Americana Luthier program and ukulele building instructor