Sisters High School 2020 Hayden Homes $2,500 Scholarship Recipient

It is Hayden Homes’ honor to partner with Sisters High School and the Sisters Arts Association to showcase the incredible talent of Sisters Country youth and contribute to the region’s vibrant arts scene with the $2,500 Hayden Homes Art Scholarship. Dan Schmidt, a 2020 Sisters High School graduate, created this year’s winning concept.

A team of judges from the Sisters Arts Association and Hayden homes reviewed several applications for this scholarship and chose Daniel’s piece to be commissioned by Hayden Homes for completion and placed on display at the model home in McKenzie Meadows Village.

“We know arts are an essential building block in the schools and are of great value to the Sisters community,” said Chris Davis, Regional Director for Hayden Homes.  “It is Hayden Homes’ honor to collaborate with Sisters High School and the Sisters Arts Association to showcase the incredible talent of Sisters Country youth through this scholarship. Daniel’s art adds the perfect touch to our model home, and we are excited to be able to showcase such a unique piece.”

ABOUT THE ARTWORK:

For this piece, Dan chose to stick with his natural urge to depict motions of nature by showcasing the patterns of a snow drift. He was backcountry skiing when the idea suddenly struck him as he poked into an untouched meadow of beauteous wind drifts with an otherworldly visual energy. Dan thinks this is applicable to northwest landscape as it is one of the elements that makes the northwest so distinctive.

SELECTION COMMITTEE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER:

  • Kit Stafford – Sisters Arts Association
  • Bob Burgess -Sisters Arts Association
  • Bethany Gunnarson – Sisters High School Arts Teacher
  • Katie McGowan – Hayden Homes

Watch this video to learn more about Dan, his artwork, and what this scholarship means to him.


Dan’s art piece is currently on display at our McKenzie Meadow Village model home. We welcome you to come see it for yourself!

Are you or someone you know a Senior at Sisters High School? Apply now through February 27th for the 2021 Hayden Homes Art Scholarship. Visit the Sisters GRO website for more information and to apply.