2021 MOTH Awards

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.

Plenary

2020 Theme Award: David Mensing, Plenary

April Showers (with Pegasus)

2020 Award of Merit: Mike Stasko, April Showers (with Pegasus) 

Stepping Into Light

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.  

Sierra Henneous Guitar

2020 Pamela Hulse Andrews Student Achievement Award: Sierra Henneous, The Promise of a New Dawn

PKThompsonGuitars

2020 Spirit of Giving Award: Preston Thompson Guitars

Caldera Activities

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

The Sun Followers

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.)

Dawns Early Light

2020 Award of Merit: Janice Druian, Dawn’s Early Light

2020 Inspiration Award: the late Bill MacDonald, Americana Luthier program and ukulele building instructor

Ben Westlund Advocate for the Arts Award Nomination

The Ben Westlund Advocate of the Arts 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.
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