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For Bend’s First Annual Weekend of Art Whether you like to see art, make art, collect art, or just learn about art, the first annual Weekend of Art has something for everyone! For art lovers, there are plenty of opportunities to take in art, from Open Portfolio Night at A6 Print Studio to the 2018 Invitational Print Fair. Tour art exhibits around town or catch a weekend art talk or performance. Artists and collectors at every stage will find informative speakers and practical sessions at the first Bend Art Conference. This weekend is also about making art! Create a public “printstallation” at Bend Art Center—and get inky with local artists in the A6 Print Studio.



made possible WITH the ongoing support of Oregon arts commission Oregon community foundation roundhouse foundation

ART ON COVER, THIS PAGE & Inside back cover: Sukha Worob. VIEW WOROB’S EXHIBIT, “Zamenhof’s trials,” AT Bend Art Center. SEE MORE AT SUKHAWOROB.COM.

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2018 INVITATIONAL PRINT FAIR Free admission Saturday & Sunday April 28-29 | 11 am-5 pm Box Factory Breezeway 550 SW Industrial Way Bend Art Center’s Print Fair is back! Head to the newlyrenovated breezeway in the historic Box Factory for this indoor fine art fair. Browse through tables of original, hand-pulled prints including etchings, lithographs and woodcuts from some of the country’s preeminent printmakers, as well as some up-and-coming artists to start collecting now. You’ll find a variety of sizes and prices. There’s something for everyone!

Clockwise from top RIGHT: Patricia Clark, Barbara Mason, Stirling Gorsuch, Yuji Hiratsuka, Nancy Diessner, Keiko Hara, Rick Bartow, Mary Brodbeck.

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KICKOFF OPEN Portfolio Night


Friday, 5-7 pm A6 Print Studio in Bend Art Center

Join us for cocktails and whiskey tasting with spirits distributor Crafted Life and meet the artist members of the A6 Print Studio. Browse through portfolios of original prints and learn how artists create their work—printing by hand or with the studio’s large etching presses. You’ll see examples of etchings, linocuts, woodcuts, photopolymer plates, collagraphs, artist books, and more. Free


PRINT THE WALLS Saturday, 10 am-6 pm | Sunday, Noon-5 pm Bend Art Center

STUDIO PLAY Saturday, 10 am-6 pm | Sunday, Noon-5 pm A6 Print Studio in Bend Art Center

Our professional print studio is open all weekend for studio play! Pop in and try your hand at color printing using process colors and a special set of rollers designed by artist Sukha Worob. Local artists of the A6 Print Studio will guide you through this easy printmaking activity and give you a taste of what it’s like to work in our creative space. Fun for ages 6-96! Free

Grab a roller and add some ink to the gallery walls! A key feature of our April exhibit, “Zamenhof’s Trials,” is a public “printstallation” where you can create an evolving work of art. Use custom rollers created by artist Sukha Worob to ink patterns of curves and dashes—the visual building blocks of our alphabet. With each pass of the roller, these shapes overlap and interact to create new letter forms. This prinstallation was inspired by L.L. Zamenhof, a Polish writer and inventor who created a new language, Esperanto, to improve communication across cultures. Come enjoy a shared experience in the gallery. Fun for ages 6-96. Free

BEND ART Conference for artists and collectors at every stage


BEND ART Conference


Bend Art Center’s first conference is full of practical, how-to information. You’ll also find plenty of inspiration. Hear “I Am Oregon” recipient Patricia Clark, visit the Invitational Print Fair, and join in a Conversation Project with Jason Graham. Keynote Address


SELECTIVE SEEING & The Role of the Collector Saturday | 9 am | Springhill Suites

A longtime educator and founder of Atelier 6000, Patricia Clark shares her thoughts on “selective seeing”— how members of the public (and collectors in particular) view and value art. Clark examines the critical role of the collector in shaping contemporary art. She offers insight into how communities rich in arts and culture can strengthen the synergy between artists and collectors— fostering art appreciation for collectors and professional development for artists. In celebrating how far arts and culture has come in our region, Clark encourages us all to play an active role in advancing the arts. Free

First Look


Saturday | 10 am | Breezeway of the Box Factory

schedule Friday 5 pm Kickoff: Open Portfolio Night & Cocktails

Saturday 9 am Keynote 10 am Print Fair Guided Tour 11 am Seminar: Making Your Mark

Conference attendees get early bird access to this special event! Be the first to tour our Invitational Fine Art Print Fair and learn about the artists and their work. Bend Art Center’s Executive Director, Alexis Chapman, guides you through a selection of notable printmakers from across the country, including a few up-and-comers. Free

12 pm Lunch Break


3 pm Seminar: The Thrill of the Hunt

WHAT WE RISK Saturday | 5 pm | Bend Art Center

What do we risk when we lay ourselves open through music, painting, or any other art form? What might we give up and what might we gain when we set out to craft something beautiful or provocative or simply expressive that the world did not previously hold? Given today’s artistic economy, to what extent is exposure—to other people and of the creative self—desirable? Join artist and educator Jason Graham, a slam poetry champion and speaker who performs hip hop as MOsley WOtta, for a conversation exploring the relationship between self-expression and vulnerability. Suggested Donation: $5

1 pm Seminar: Artist Residencies 2 pm Seminar: Self Promotion for Artists

5 pm Conversation: What We Risk

Sunday 9 am Workshop: Writing Artist Statements 12 pm Photo Booth 2 pm Seminar: Managing Your Art Collection

BEND ART Conference


Geared for artists and collectors, this year’s seminars offer a wealth of information. Artists can boost their professional development with topics on self-promotion, residencies, and reputation building. Collectors and artists can get valuable guidance on building and managing art collections.

making YOUR MARK Saturday | 11 am | Springhill Suites

Make your mark and build your reputation as an artist. Professional printmaker and book artist Ann Kresge shares strategies for advancing your career. Hear her tips on booking international shows, pursuing grants, teaching, and exploring nontraditional exhibit spaces. Kresge will also discuss the benefits of forging relationships with galleries and cultural organizations.

Artist Residencies

$10 seminar $40 pass*

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The Thrill of the Hunt Saturday | 3:30 pm Brooks Room, Downtown Library

A panel of local collectors— Judy Clinton, Janice Druian, John Gray, Sandra Miller, and Coralee Popp—share their varied approaches to expanding and fine-tuning their collections, from deliberate to accidental. Learn tips for detecting quality prints, assessing value, and how to find up-andcoming artists. Ask our panel your burning questions about collecting art.

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Saturday | 1 pm | Springhill Suites

Representatives from two Oregon art centers—Crow’s Shadow and Caldera— explain how they structure their artist residencies. Get tips on how to apply, what to expect, and how to make the most of your experience.

* Pass covers entrance to all seminars. Does not include Sunday workshop or photo booth.

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Managing your art Collection Sunday | 2 pm | Springhill Suites

Miranda Metcalf oversees the contemporary department of Davidson Galleries in Seattle and catalogues thousands of prints. Hear her suggestions on how to manage and care for your art collection. Learn valuable tips for documenting art for insurance purposes, archival storage, and organizing works for easy access.

Self Promotion for Artists Saturday | 2 pm | Springhill Suites

Make it easy for galleries and publications to promote you and your work. Dawn Boone, Marketing Manager for Bend Art Center, covers the essential elements you need for effective self promotion. Learn how to package your images and information for maximum exposure online and in print.

BEND ART Conference


Only $40

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Early registration recommended; seating is limited.

HOW TO WRITE ARTIST STATEMENTS & RESUMéS Sunday | 9-Noon | Springhill Suites

If you’ve struggled with writing an artist statement or an artist’s resume, this workshop will help you write in a clear and accessible manner and contextualize your artwork in the best way possible. Andries Fourie, Curator of Art for High Desert Museum, will share what the art press, art curators, jurors, and gallerists look for in an artist statement and resumé. Fourie will also discuss critical and descriptive language and the importance of understanding your audience. Maximum of 12 participants. Call Bend Art Center to register: 541.330.8759. $40

Photo Booth Sunday | Noon-2 pm | Springhill Suites

Artists, here’s your chance to get an affordable, professional-quality photo portrait to use in your press releases, promotional packets, website, and other marketing materials. Photographer Milly Dole of M&K Photography will be shooting photos in our pop-up booth Sunday afternoon. Allow 10-15 minutes for a sitting. First come, first served.

Only $45


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Fri, 10-9 pm | Sat, 10-6 pm | Sun, Noon-5 pm Bend Art Center

Sukha Worob’s interactive installation explores the structure of communication, social connectedness, and belonging. This exhibit is inspired by L.L. Zamenhof, a Polish inventor and writer who created a modern constructed language in an attempt to improve communication across cultures. Worob covers large and small rollers with segments of letter forms and then stages the rollers in the gallery. Visitors are encouraged to pick up a roller and ink the gallery walls in what the artist hopes will create a powerful shared experience. Through this combination of interactivity and physicality, Worob’s exhibit sets the stage for genuine interaction among participants and fosters a sense of belonging. The resulting “printstallation” challenges our thinking of a traditional gallery space. Supported by Roundhouse Foundation.

MORE EXHIBITS AROUND TOWN Lloyd McMullen: So Far / As I know Fri, 11-6 pm | Sat, 12-5 pm Pence Pinckney Gallery, Central Oregon Community College

Thomas McDonald & Jessica Ives Fri, 10-6 pm | Sat, 10-6 pm | Sun, 11-4 pm Peterson/Roth Gallery

DAvid kinker: time ribbon Fri, 10-8 pm | Sat, 10-8 pm | Sun, 11-6 pm Tumalo Art Company



Fri, 11-6 pm | Sat, 11-6 pm | Closed Sunday At Liberty Arts Collaborative

Fri, 10-8 pm | Sat, 10-6 pm | Sun, 12-5 pm A6 Print Studio in Bend Art Center

“Quietude” explores the resonance of color through reductive paintings, photoworks, and monoprints. Kotler’s work stems from a long-standing interest in the phenomena of light and color, as approached through Buddhist philosophy and meditation. The artist uses color to evoke internal sensations through perception, vibration, and cultural associations. Quieting the mind encourages these experiences.

During a six-year teaching stint in Greece, Paul Alan Bennett developed a distinctive painting style informed by Greek and Turkish folk fabrics. In this new series of mixed-media prints, Bennett prints random textures to create a base for his watercolor paintings. Recalling the Greek landscape and referencing ancient mythology, Bennett circles back to his signature “knit” style with fresh eyes.

BLAKE LITTLE: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE GAY RODEO Fri, 9-5 pm | Sat, 9-5 pm | Sun, 9-5 pm High Desert Museum

LEARN FOR KIDS: THE SCIENCE OF COLOR Sunday, 10-11:30 am | Ages 7+ Bend Art Center

Here’s your chance to experience our popular school education program filled with art and science! We’ll discuss the science of color, from Newton’s discovery of the visible spectrum to how our eyes and brains process color. We’ll also look at famous artists like Seurat and Lichtenstein who exploit color optics. Kids can explore color with a light-mixing box, hand-held magnifiers, CMYK color separations, and more. We’ll also make lots of art! In the gallery, kids can add more layers to our exhibit, “Zamenhof’s Trials,” by printing right on the walls! In the A6 Print Studio, we’ll experiment with layers of color printing using specially-designed rollers. Caregivers do not need to be present. $8


ART APPRECIATION: “My KID COULD DO THAT!” Sunday, 5 pm Bend Art Center

It’s a common critique of modern painters. Jackson Pollock’s paint spatters, Rothko’s color washes, and Matisse’s paper cutouts seem so simple that a child could make them. But is that really the case? Are these artists’ works deceptively difficult to create? And why exactly are they so famous? Join us for a humorous and thought-provoking look at modern art led by Bend Art Center’s Education Manager Dawn Boone. $5

“After Midnight” The Premier Tribute to Eric Clapton

MARTHA DAVIS & THE MOTELS Friday, 7:30 pm Reserved seating: $22, $32, $42 Tower Theatre

Saturday, 7:30 pm Reserved seating: $25, $35 Tower Theatre

Their songs exemplified the sound and their MTV videos embodied the look of L.A.’s “new wave” in the 1980s. This special show celebrates the 36th anniversary of their breakthrough LP, “All Four One,” and reunites original lead singer Davis with founding member and keyboardist Marty Jourard. Tickets at


Hear the timeless favorites that span Clapton’s solo career, along with the mega-hit songs of Cream, Blind Faith (Steve Winwood), Derek & the Dominoes, B.B. King and more! Derek Michael Marc plays the role of Clapton in this five-piece powerhouse band. Tickets at

A series of evenings with extraordinary voices in art and design. April 18 – Ka’ila Farrell-Smith Explore Contemporary Indigenous Artists and culture specific to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

October 3 – Rick Silva Explore notions of landscape and wilderness in the 21st century through digital art.

June 20 – Bespoke Bikes A conversation with some of Oregon’s most creative custom bike builders.

November 7 – Disparate Voices An exploration of the Oregon landscape with artist Pat Clark and visiting scientists.

6:30–7:30pm, OSU-Cascades Campus. Details at

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Open Portfolio Night 5-7 pm | A6 Print Studio in Bend Art Center Martha Davis & The Motels 7:30 pm | Tower Theatre

saturday 4/28 Conference: Keynote 9 am | Springhill Suites Print Fair Guided Tour 10 am | Box Factory Breezeway Open Studio 10-6 pm | A6 Print Studio in Bend Art Center Print the Walls 10-6 pm | Bend Art Center Conference: Making Your Mark 11 am | Springhill Suites Invitational Print Fair 11-5 pm | Box Factory Conference: Artist Residencies 1 pm | Springhill Suites Conference: Self Promotion for Artists 2 pm | Springhill Suites Conference: The Thrill of the Hunt 3:30 pm | Downtown Library Conversation: What We Risk 5 pm | Bend Art Center “After Midnight” Premier Tribute to Eric Clapton 7:30 pm | Tower Theatre

sunday 4/29 Workshop: Writing Artists Statements... 9 -12 pm | Springhill Suites For Kids: The Science of Color 10-11:30 am | Bend Art Center Invitational Print Fair 11-5 pm | Box Factory Open Studio 12-5 pm | A6 Print Studio in Bend Art Center Print the Walls 12-5 pm | Bend Art Center Art Appreciation: “My Kid Could Do That!” 5 pm | Bend Art Center

Your home for art. Discover local artists and unusual exhibits. Stretch your creativity in our studio. Learn something new every visit!

See what’s coming up: Find exhibits, workshops, youth programs, talks, and special events on our website.

Find us in the Box Factory: 550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 180 | Call 541.330.8759

2018 Bend Weekend of Art  

Check out the event guide for information on the new Bend Art Conference and Invitational Print Fair. You'll find details on local exhibits,...

2018 Bend Weekend of Art  

Check out the event guide for information on the new Bend Art Conference and Invitational Print Fair. You'll find details on local exhibits,...