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For the Love of Horses & Kids by EVA GILL — J Bar J Youth Services


hen Kimry Jelen was young she dreamed of being an artist and horse trainer, and her father gave her the standard advice of the time: Those are hobbies, you need to choose a career to make a living. She followed his guidance, and built a successful career in fashion design — creating outdoor apparel for O’Neil, Nike and Royal Robbins. When technology moved the artboards onto a computer, she knew she wasn’t cut out to spend her days sitting in front of a screen. She left that career to follow the call of her original dream, leading her to a ranch in Montana where she painted and trained horses. Embracing her passion, all the pieces fell into place. Opportunities appeared in the form of invitations to art shows and galleries, and she created a life doing the things she loved. For several years she split her time between New Mexico and Montana, always near horses. Family needs brought her to Central Oregon, where she saw a Stephen Pellett riding Camera Ready during 2019’s Week 2 Oregon High Desert Classics International Hunter Derby Hang Time by Kimry Jelen poster for the Oregon High Desert Classics (OHDC) painted by Marta Batha. She immediately knew she wanted to create a poster like that, and she has. This summer will mark her 12th painting to be featured as the poster for the OHDC horse show, a benefit for J Bar J Youth Services. The relationship between Kimry and the organization helping youth goes beyond the painting for the show. As a volunteer, Kimry has taught art to girls at the Academy at Sisters, and enlisted youth from the J Bar J Boys Ranch to assist at studio sales. She’s seen firsthand the work that J Bar J Youth Services does, and speaks passionately about them. “The youth are acknowledged for who they are. J Bar J finds their strengths and gives them opportunities in that direction,” said Kimry. “It’s not a cookie cutter situation, kids are allowed to grow and find their own talents. ( J Bar J) helps each individual, and tries to get them engaged in the community and in life.” Kimry no longer trains horses other than her own, the art has taken over. Her goal in painting is to capture the joy and beauty horses have to share with us. About her work, she says, “I’m always trying to show the connection that horses offer us, with nature and ourselves.” The posters featuring so many of Kimry’s paintings are publicity for the Oregon High Desert Classics, the largest hunter jumper show in the region. Each year, 600 horses and 3,000 participants gather at J Bar J Boys Ranch in Bend to compete for $150,000 in prizes on six of the last remaining grass footing rings in the country. Thousands of family, staff, vendors and spectators join them, celebrating the athleticism of horses and riders, and enjoying a variety of food and shopping at the vendor booths in the show village green.


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Like so many events worldwide, this year COVID-19 will change the face of the Oregon High Desert Classics. Fortunately, it appears that J Bar J will be able to hold the Classics with modifications. The U.S. Equestrian Federation is creating safety protocols, based on CDC recommendations for events as restrictions are lifted and safety guidelines are put in place across the country. The OHDC will be implementing those protocols. As with all things related to this virus, where we will be later this summer is still unknown. It is unlikely that spectators will be allowed at the event, and gatherings such as the Grand Prix dinners will likely be altered or cancelled. Creating a stronger virtual experience will be a focus this year; allowing family, friends and other spectators to participate remotely through OHDC social media. Larger events will be live-streamed, and sharing of photos and video will be stepped up. More information will be available on the OHDC website as plans unfold. The Oregon High Desert Classics is a benefit for J Bar J Youth Services, a nonprofit operating several programs for youth facing obstacles to self-sufficiency and independence in Central Oregon. Their programs include: Cascade Youth & Family Center, providing shelter and programs for runaway and homeless youth; Grandma’s House, a home and programs for pregnant and parenting girls; at: project, providing case management and support for victims of human trafficking and coordinating the Deschutes County Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Response Team; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon, matching mentors (Bigs) with kids who need a positive adult roles model (Littles) to ignite their potential; Kindred Connections, mobilizing area church communities to provide support to families in crisis and to provide

Andrew Jayne riding Outlier during one of 2019’s Week 2 Oregon High Desert Classics Jumpers qualifying highest rounds | Photos by Eva Gill

temporary housing to their children as the parents work toward stability; J Bar J Boys Ranch / J5, residential programs helping juvenile offenders restructure thinking to make better choices and The Academy at Sisters, a therapeutic boarding school for girls, empowering young women struggling with anxiety, depression and other hurdles to find wholeness and achieve academic excellence. • • Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | June 2020


first friday/BEND EXHIBITS In support of state and federal guidelines for social distancing, most venues have attendance protocols in place. Please call or visit each venue website for updated information.

At Liberty Arts Collaboration 849 NW Wall St. 541-280-1124 • At Liberty welcomes you back with new hours, protocols and a continued exhibition, opening Thursday, June 4. New Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-6pm. New Protocols: • Ten visitors allowed in at a time • All visitors must wear masks • All visitors must keep 6’ distance Continued exhibition is Jim Riswold’s Russians & Americans & One Italian. Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin St. Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, presents paintings of acrylic on collage by artist Mark D. Shelton, a Portland, Oregon resident. The public exhibit, which opened on May 29 and continues thru July 31, marks the gallery’s return to previous business hours of 7am to 7pm. The two month exhibit is Shelton’s first showing in Bend. First Friday will not be presented on June 5, due to the continuing commitment to social distancing. Piegan Girl (with Play Tipi), acrylic paint on paper collage by Mark D. Shelton

High Desert Museum 59800 S Hwy. 97 541-382-4754 Join us for a new, virtual series called Art in Place, highlighting regional artists as they explore space–studio space! On Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm, take a candid look inside the studio of John Simpkins, who currently paints in an old stone John Simpkins. Photo by Abbott Schindler schoolhouse in the ghost town of Andrews, Oregon. His art was featured in the 2019 exhibition Desert Mystic: The Art of John Simpkins. Followed by a live Q&A. Virtual Event: Art in Place — John Simpkins Wednesday, June 3, 7-8pm. Free, but registration is required. You can also access the Museum from home. Go to our website and take part in Designs Inspired by Nature: Community Health Challenge, Museum Moments every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm, Activities for Home and more.

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June Feature. Deangharm is a currently creating striking, large-scale portraiture works. His use of comic book and graphic art imagery, acrylic and oil paint and a lacquer finish are producing art that is both intriguing and contemporary, with a pop-culture feel. These unique pieces will be on display and available for purchase in the store and on-line during the month of June.

Sunflowers, fiber with overstitching by the Lubbesmeyer twins

Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery Old Mill District, second story loft 541-330-0840 The Lubbesmeyer twins offer a range of work created in fiber and paint. Through the twins’ collaborative process, they distill literal imagery into vivid blocks of color and texture, creating an abstracted view of their surroundings. Call the studio for hours and appointments.

Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St. 541-388-2107 On Friday, June 5th, Mockingbird Gallery presents Spirit Journey, a twoperson show for Dan Chen and Troy Collins. This exhibit will run thru June. Moving to the Pacific Northwest engendered in Dan Chen a love of wildlife, and he depicts the creatures in his beautiful bronzes. He uses a waxor oil-based sculpting medium depending on the size and complexity of the subject. After casting he will re-sculpt any imperfections to the original

texture and then does his own patinas, applying various chemicals to give the pieces the desired color and texture. As a protégé of master landscape painter Robert Moore, Troy Collins developed a passion for creating a “complete visual experience,” one that connects the viewer with the subject through color, texture and design. Troy credits Moore with inspiring his love of Russian Impressionism whose scenes of everyday life resonate with pure color and shimmering light.

Country Blossoms by Barbara Slater

Oxford Hotel 10 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-382-8436 Currently showing her paintings during the month of June at the Oxford Hotel is Barbara Slater, a member of the High Desert Art League. Barbara’s painting subjects this season are beautiful florals, all created with luscious colors. She says, “I loved to draw and paint as a child with encouragement from my parents.” Spending time on her grandfather’s Utah farm as a child, she

came to love nature and animals, and has become known for her beloved animal subjects — horses, cows, sheep, goats. The artist now adds a new subject, florals. In this month-long exhibit, she displays the beauty of flowers with her dramatic style of painting using bold brush strokes and rich oil pigmentation. She states, “Color, to me, is magic and the color in nature is where color comes from.”

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Peterson/Roth Gallery 206 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 1 541-633-7148 • Peterson/Roth is excited to continue to show of the superb artworks of Glenn Ness and Scott Switzer thru the month of June. We are now open for limited hours during the week and will be available for appointments if needed. Our website is always updated with the most current works so please feel free to drop by for a visit. If you would like to make an appointment or know our hours at this time please give us a call. Glenn Ness creates marvelous photo realistic paintings of various subject matters that are sure to entice and captivate. He is well known for his urbanscapes but also depicts wonderful and intimate spaces. His use of light and shadow mark all of his paintings with his unique style. Scott Switzer’s oils are colorfully bold and executed in an impressionistic style. He is equally adept with any subject: landscapes, portraits, wildlife or still life subject matter. His brush strokes have an appealing richness. Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave. 541-306-3176 • In June, Red Chair Gallery resumes its monthly showcase of artist members. Photographer Sue Dougherty shows her striking wildlife photos taken while traveling all over the world. Michele Lindblom exhibits her powerful abstract paintings and delicate monotypes. Annie Dyer’s naturalistic pottery shapes will be on display, along with felted scarves and other garments by fabric artist Tricia Biesmann. “Art washes away from the sole the dust of everyday life,” said Pablo Picasso. Visit our gallery to wash away your cares and be soothed by beauty.

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Sage Custom Framing & Gallery 834 NW Brooks St. 541-382-5884 • June’s show, Past and Present, the Journey of an Artist, is a collection of oil paintings by Bend artist Leigh Anne Boy. Representing the changes that occur in an artist’s body of work over a period of time, some were done long ago, some recently and some evolved over several years. Some are quick sketches and some are unfinished pieces intended to show the work process artists go through for the sake of practice and pleasure. The show consists in part of figurative paintings both unfinished and those brought to completion. The balance of the show depicts Oregon landscapes, many of which are done en plein air. Past and Present, the Journey of an Artist runs June 2 thru June 26, currently open by appointment Tuesday thru Friday, 10am-4pm. Call 541-382-5884 for appointment.

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Tumalo Art Company Old Mill District 541-385-9144 • Tumalo Art Co. featuring Danae Bennett-Miller. Danae’s exhibit, Feathers & Fur, opens June 5, from 4-7pm. The show includes a large sculpture of a deer, medium and small bird sculptures and new monoprints. All are one-of-a kind. Danae’s new work is about connecting with feelings past and present. “Animals have supported my emotional wellbeing, and energized my artwork for 40 years.” The impetus to create bird sculptures has come from Danae’s time in isolation on her ranch, where she observes the activities of birds and animals daily. “The birds symbolize freedom to me. They can fly wherever they want to and don’t know any borders. Their softness, color and movement inspire me to capture that feeling in bronze with iridescent patinas.” Tumalo Art Co.’s June opening will follow the “new-normal” requirements — limiting the number of visitors in the gallery at one time, sanitizing often and requesting that everyone wear masks. Our first opening in over two months, we are excited to welcome our patrons back and are open in June regular hours, 10am7pm Monday-Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sunday. The Wine Shop 55 NW Minnesota Ave. The Wine Shop, Magpie, bronze by Danae Bennett-Miller tentatively planning to reopen in June, will be showing the work of SageBrushers Art Society member Jennifer Ware-Kempcke. Running the gamut from abstract expressionism to realistic landscapes, Jennifer’s art expresses her joy at living in Central Oregon. Come in and share the view, please call ahead for hours. Showing thru July. The Wooden Jewel 844 NW Bond St., Ste. 100 541-593-4151 • The Wooden Jewel invites Central Oregon to see new artist installments and designer jewelry.

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David Kinker Paints His Nature by KENNETH MARUNOWSKI, Ph.D. — A&E Feature Writer

Being There. Acrylic, 16”x40”


ature has been discussed, defined, deconstructed and reconstructed in a great many ways over the centuries. She has been examined through various lenses of philosophical thought, from Empiricism and Romanticism to Transcendentalism and Existentialism, just to name a few. Nature can be the essence of something, as in one’s “true nature,” or it can be anything that occurs in the natural world, the study of which falls under the purview of the natural sciences. In its extreme, nature can refer to a wild place, one beyond the reaches of society and void of culture, a rare entity in today’s world of pervasive human presence. Nature is also readily discussed in opposition to “nurture” or the “artificial,” where sometimes contentious lines of distinction are drawn to clarify one concept from the other. In today’s world of planetary distress where global warming remains a heated debate rife with economic and political vested interests, nature becomes the object of a push and pull match where some seek to (continue to) exploit her while others seek to save her and, in doing so, save themselves. When considering the paintings of Bend artist David Kinker, one comes face-to-face with nature in at least two of the iterations briefly reviewed above: 1. Nature as the essence of something, and 2. Nature as a wild place. David’s stunning landscape paintings radiate with glorious color and light and prominently feature an object of his deep admiration and affection: rivers. To more fully understand the content of the artist’s paintings, a content that is


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ostensibly nature-centric, we must first acquaint ourselves with the man himself to gain some insight into his essence. David Kinker grew up in Wyoming with the Grand Tetons at his doorstep.

Dead Line Falls, Acrylic, 22”x28”

His dad was a river guide, and David began overnight trips into this magnificent wilderness at the tender age of three. The Kinker family lived off the land and seldom set foot in a grocery store except to procure some basic provisions. “I’ve been really blessed by having a rural life,” David stated in a recent interview, “and those rural places I’ve lived have been epic!” He attended high schools David Kinker in Arizona and vocational technical school in Colorado studying illustration and pre-press production, and, post graduation, architectural rendering, model making and production art. After serving our nation for just over four years as a Navy air crew person based out of Texas, David completed his bachelors degree in Visual Communication, made Bend his home and asserted his commitment to art. With much artistic training under his belt, perhaps most insightful with respect to David’s paintings is his nearly thirty years of experience as an interpretive guide on river rafting tours. He has facilitated such tours many times in Idaho, four times in the Grand Canyon, once in Ecuador managing “seven rivers in seven days,” and once in northern Peru for two weeks on the Rio Marion. David has also navigated many of the regional waterways here in Oregon. These “peak experiences,” as David refers to them, have shaped the artist’s vision and provided him with the “magic” that he attempts to translate into his paintings. “There’s nothing more incredible than being in relationship with the powerful nature of water,” David offers. “Rivers are really the ribbons of life through our landscape, and the geology of canyons represents an open history book as we read layers of sediment and fossils.” Kinker’s notion of being “in relationship with” something, like water, is fundamental to his appreciation and passion for nature as well as painting. To successfully navigate a river or complete a painting, one must be fully aware of the relationships in play in order to draw those various elements together into a unified whole. David explains, “When I’m taking people down the river and sharing insights about its geology and history, what I’m really doing is facilitating an awareness they may not have so they, too, can sense these important relationships that constitute our collective experience, both past and present.” As an art teacher, David finds the same process at work: “As aspiring artists learn about painting, they get taught

all these strategies, many of which are somewhat confusing. I try to make them understandable. Color, for example, is something that I love to teach because the more you study color, the more you realize it’s all about the interaction of color, that is, the relationship among colors and not the individual color itself.” On some of his fantastic river voyages, David not only shares the tale of the river with his guests but also manages to find time to draw and paint. During a twenty day trip on the Grand Canyon, for example, the artist completed fifteen drawings and fifteen small paintings, the results of which, along with photos, he used as reference material for larger, studio-based paintings, a common artistic practice. Of that monumental experience, David shared, “I was so inspired by the light and shapes of the Canyon that I just kept going, both as an interpretive guide and as an artist!” Such excitement continues to propel David forward in both water and art. Also inspired by his river experiences is Kinker’s visual fascination with two-dimensionality. “In nature,” he states, “there are only a couple things that are 2-D: reflections and shadows, both of which are always moving and changing in mysterious ways, especially on the water and in the canyons.” In contrast to the limited two-dimensionality in nature, painting is almost entirely a two-dimensional activity (impasto paint application being a notable exception). As late 19th Century, French decorative painter Maurice Denis famously asserted, “Remember that a painting — before being a battle horse, a nude woman, or an anecdote of some sort — is essentially a flat surface covered with colours, put together in a certain order” ( Here Denis acknowledges not only the inherent flatness of painting, particularly with respect to the substrate itself, but also the abstract process of assembling bits of color to produce a representational yet “flat” image. Kinker’s work thus involves reconciling the vastness of a three dimensional nature and its limited two dimensional aspects (reflection and shadow) with the two dimensional picture plane in an effort to create the illusion of space that coincides with his visual experience. “Water is magic,” the artist says. “If you can catch a piece of that magic, that’s beyond rendering an element. It’s capturing an illusion and making it real, both for the creator of the image and the viewer responding to it.” Indeed, it is with great skill that David corrals the essence of nature and himself and transcribes it into stunning images of magical quality. David Kinker’s paintings can be viewed locally at Tumalo Art Co. in Bend’s Old Mill District or online at Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | June 2020



Spotlight on Sisters Artist

Randall Tillery by RANDALL TILLERY


’ve known as far back as I can remember that I loved art and drawing. My father was a cartoonist for his college newspaper in the early 50s. When Disneyland was opening in 1955, he had the chance to go to work there in the cartoon animation department. Unfortunately, they offered no medical benefits at that time and my mom was pregnant with me. I say all this just as a backdrop to the kind of artistic home I was raised in. I was always encouraged to be creative, and never had a Christmas or birthday that I can remember where I didn’t receive art supplies of some sort. In high school, I did all the normal art classes and felt like I wanted to continue pursuing art in some capacity. But life doesn’t always go the way we think it might, and instead of art I decided to work on a career that I knew was more stable and able to provide for a family. I attended a yearlong electronics trade

My Favorite Meadow, 24x18, acrylic

school, and upon graduation decided to join the U.S. Army. Once I returned to civilian life, I started work as a union electrical apprentice for the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Works). I had a great career as an electrician for 37 years, and retired a few years ago. After laying around on a Saturday morning about 20 years ago — watching Bob Ross on our local PBS station — I thought to myself, maybe it’s time to pick up the brushes again and see if I can do anything good with them. I marched off to the local art supplier and bought all the Bob Ross supplies; after all, I wanted to make sure I started off right —


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View from the Ridge, 11x14, oil

Living the Dream, 7x5, gouache

ha! I went home excited, full of hope and dreams of painting my masterpiece. The first painting was not exactly a masterpiece, but it wasn’t so bad that I was totally destroyed. I knew it was bad, but I also knew I would get better. My whole life has been about setting goals and achieving them. I am one of those people that once I start something I tend to jump in with both feet, go full throttle and don’t slow down or accept failure. When I was in my early 20s, I decided to take up Tae Kwon Do (Korean Martial Arts, TKO). I set a goal of black belt, trained hard and earned my first degree black belt five years later. I

Nature’s Show, 20x16, oil

stayed with TKD for another ten years for a total of 15 years. During that time I had my own school for five years, and advanced to third degree black belt. I had an injury that forced me out of training for good, but a couple of years later took up rock climbing. I had taken it up as a way to cope with, and maybe overcome, my fear of heights (after first going skydiving). Once again I trained and climbed hard, and within a year was employed and guiding rock climbing trips for Outdoor Adventures at UCD in Davis, California. I did this for a few years and then decided — with that encouragement from the Bob Ross show — to put down my climbing

They Speak to Me, 18x24, acrylic

Decanter and Yellow Rose, 18x14, oil

Early in my career I had the chance to go out painting en plein air (out of doors) with an excellent Lake Tahoe painter, Silvio Silvestri. That created a passion in me for painting from life; whether it’s still life, portraiture or my first love, landscape painting. Today I spend as much time in the studio as outdoors painting, but much of my large studio work is from small plein air studies. I feel it is critical to paint from life as much as possible. It is the only way that you can truly see the subtle nuances in temperature, value and color, especially in the shadowed areas. In the last 20 years, it has been my good fortune

shoes and trade them in for art brushes. I entered the art world with the same determination and tenacity as I’ve always entered everything. My goal 20 years ago, when I started with that first Bob Ross painting, was to reach the level that I could get good enough to be represented in good galleries and sell enough to supplement my retirement once I retired. I knew this would take a lot of hard work and a lot of “Brush mileage.” Without fail, barring illnesses, I have painted every day for the last 20 years. By the way, the Bob Ross stage lasted for about six months and then I knew I had to move on and progress. Randal Tillery painting Still Since re-entering the art world, I have been blessed to Free to Roam, 30x40x oil be able to take workshops with some of the finest artists out there today. Artists such as Kevin McPherson, Scott Christensen, Skip Whitcomb, Don Demers, Ovanes Berberian, Sherrie McGraw, Kathleen Dunphy and Mitch Baird, just to mention a few. I owe much of my success to the guidance and knowledge that each of these artists passed to me. I did not have luxury of attending an art school, but to say that I’m self-taught is far from the truth. In actuality, none of us are self-taught. We are all picking up on techniques passed down through generations, and modifying to fit our own unique style.

Who You Talkin To, 24x18, acrylic

Thinking of Thinking, 20x16, watercolor

to be represented in galleries in California, Oregon, Hawaii and New Mexico, and to have participated in many national plein air event and art shows. And even more fortunate to have won many awards at these events. Because I am such a goal setter, I am always asking myself what my future goals are. For me at this stage of my career it is pretty easy. My goal for the future is to continue to improve and to be the very best that I can be at my craft. There was a famous painter who was once asked what his best painting was, and he answered, “My next one.” That is my goal, for each painting to be better

than the last one. As serious artists, no matter what your level, you will always be pursuing and never achieving perfection. I guess I have finally set a goal that I will never achieve… but I’ll enjoy the journey. Randall Tillery is a nationally award winning artist who is represented by Rimrock Gallery in Prineville, Hawaiian Artisans Gallery in Kapaa, Hawaii; American Visions Gallery in Folsom, California and Brian Scott Gallery in Brookings, Oregon. His work can also be seen at Zosel/Harper Reality in Sisters.

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Art in the High Desert Cancels Summer Show & Sale


atrons, Artists and Supporters of AHD,

We’re sad to share our difficult decision to cancel Art in the High Desert August 28-30, 2020. We’ve completed extensive research, watching and considering the possible and uncertain impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, May 8, the State of Oregon banned all large gatherings through September 2020. That confirmed and supported our decision to cancel and

reschedule our 13th annual show and sale to August 27-29, 2021. Planning for 2021 will continue. We will be back. Save the date! Thank you and stay safe. Carla Fox and the AHD Board

Virtual Event: Art in Place

John Simpkins

John Simpkins


oin High Desert Museum for a new, virtual series highlighting regional artists as they explore space – studio space! Take a candid look inside the studio of John Simpkins, who currently paints in an old stone schoolhouse in the ghost town of Andrews, Oregon, at the edge of Steens Mountain and the Alvord Desert. His art was featured in the 2019 exhibition Desert Mystic: The Art of John Simpkins. Explore the ways place and space help shape his work. Followed by a live Q&A.


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John Simpkins | Photos by Abbott Schindler

Free but registration is required. An email with the Zoom link and instructions will be emailed no later than Wednesday, June 3 at 3pm. If you do not see the email in your Inbox, please be sure to check your spam/ junk folders.


Annie Dyer Pottery by JULIA KENNEDY COCHRAN — Red Chair Gallery Pottery by Annie Dyer


hen Annie Dyer graduated from college with a degree in environmental design, she fully expected to become a landscape architect. A fateful trip to Japan completely changed her life. She became a professional potter instead, her work being showcased at Red Chair Gallery. On her long-ago visit to Japan, Dyer explored the culture by taking some classes in Shodo ( Japanese calligraphy) and ceramics. She visited a number of art galleries, one of which was exhibiting pottery by master ceramicist Asako Watanabe. She struck up a conversation with Watanabe, who spoke English, and the artist invited her to become an apprentice. Dyer accepted even though “I didn’t know anything about clay,” she says.

and began her westward journey. She arrived in Bend and immediately found a job at Blue Spruce Pottery, owned by Michael and Michelle Gwinup, and has been in Central Oregon ever since. Upon arriving in Bend (she never made it to Ashland), she soon discovered that everything about making pottery here was different from Japan. The clay, materials, glazes and techniques were all different. “It was a little like starting all over,” she says. Working diligently, with help from her mentor Beverly Cooper and advice from Michael Gwinup, she ultimately developed a unique style experimenting with impressing organic materials into her work.

In Japan, such an apprenticeship usually doesn’t mean you start learning to make pottery immediately. It begins with humble tasks such as cleaning the studio and just observing the potters. In her case, Dyer was allowed to ask just one question a day. Eventually, she began to make pots. Watanabe took her to meet numerous other artists and Dyer started to develop a new aesthetic view. Previously, she had been drawn to colorful decorated art but now she began to appreciate more subtlety. “What I was drawn to changed,” she remarks. The Japanese way of promoting simplicity, balance and harmony won her over.

Dyer’s style uses simple functional shapes with glazed surfaces, which are then embellished with non-glazed areas highlighted by sculpting and impressing organic elements into the clay. She uses materials that are indigenous to Central Oregon, including lava rock and locally found objects. She mixes her own glazes and so has a deliberately narrow range of colors — usually crimson, black or white. The non-glazed portions are the color of the clay. The combination of the austere shapes and the striated or undulating unglazed edges give her pieces a distinctive look. She thinks her pieces appeal especially to locals who appreciate our beautiful region. “My work is suited to this area with all its emphasis on our surroundings and outdoor activities.”

At the end of her two-year apprenticeship, Dyer had her first gallery exhibition and everything sold. Her teacher counseled her to commit to pottery, not to simply take another job and make pottery a hobby. So that is what she did.

Dyer also exhibits at Hood Avenue Art Gallery in Sisters and Mossy Creek Gallery in Gleneden Beach.

Returning to the United States, she followed a friend’s suggestion to check out Ashland, Oregon and its art culture. She bought a motorcycle

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Celebrating the Caldera Spirit


hrough all the uncertainty, Caldera is working hard to develop virtual programming, provide mentorship and connection and adapt to the needs of our community. Commit to the power and resilience of creativity in our arts community, make your gift today. Oregon Arts Commission Fellows We are so excited to share that four Caldera AiR alumni received individual fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission, and one was awarded the Oregon Arts Commission’s Honorary Joan Shipley award. Congratulations to rubén garcía marrufo, Portland (AiR 2019), Kaj-anne Pepper, Portland (AiR 2017) and Maya Vivas, Portland (AiR 2018). In addition, we’d like to congratulate sidony o’neal, Portland (AiR 2020) for being the 2020 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission’s Honorary Joan Shipley Award. Congratulations to all! We are pleased to share that Caldera was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Bank Foundation for our Youth Program. We’d like to extend a huge thank you

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The Caldera Arts Center staff (from left, Matt Damon, Dado and Heron) take a break to celebrate Blue Lake at the source. | Photo courtesy of Caldera

to everyone at the U.S. Bank Foundation for believing in the power of creativity and supporting our work! Don’t forget to check out our virtual lessons! All lessons are available on our YouTube channel.


t Liberty welcomes you back with new hours, protocols and a continued exhibition, opening Thursday, June 4.

New Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-6pm. New Protocols: • Ten visitors allowed in at a time • All visitors must wear masks • All visitors must keep 6’ distance

Continued exhibition is Jim Riswold’s Russians & Americans & One Italian.


Art in the Atrium — Franklin Crossing Fine Art Exhibition Presents

Mark D. Shelton, Artist by BILLYE TURNER — Art Consultant


rt in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, presents paintings of acrylic on collage by artist Mark D. Shelton, a Portland, Oregon resident. The public exhibit, which opened on May 29 and continues through July 31, marks the gallery’s return to previous business hours of 7am to 7pm. The two month exhibit is Shelton’s first showing in Bend. A Native American of Seneca heritage, Mark D. Shelton concentrates on imagery of indigenous peoples. He is an Honorary Tribal Artist for the Chinook Nation with whom he feels deep connection as exhibited in his artwork depicting native peoples. The Nation so designated the artist after years of his association with and service to their people. Shelton is a bachelor of fine arts graduate with honors of the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, New York, noted nationally for its fine arts program. A contemporary artist working with acrylic paint on paper collage, he chooses rare and exotic papers from around the world for his intricate, layered collage designs. First Friday will not be presented on June 5, due to the continuing commitment to social distancing. Billye Turner curates exhibitions for Franklin Crossing; for information or purchase, please contact her at or 503-780-2828. Piegan Girl (with Play Tipi), acrylic paint on paper collage by Mark D. Shelton

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Oregon State Seeks Artists for 37th Annual Art About Agriculture Competition & Exhibition Photo | Pexels

by MICHELLE KLAMPE — Oregon State University


rt About Agriculture, an annual exhibition of agriculture-themed artwork by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is holding an open call for artists to participate in the 2020 exhibition. The theme for the 2020 exhibition and tour is Tension/Harmony. Artists from the Pacific Northwest are invited to explore the future of agriculture through consideration of the relationship between the conservation of natural resources and agricultural production. This year’s show will be a competitive, juried exhibit for the first time since 2009. The deadline for submissions is June 27; the show is slated to open September 3 at Oregon State University in Corvallis. “It has been my goal to reintroduce the open call, juried component of this show since I took over as directing curator of this amazing collection,” said Owen Premore, who has led the program since October 2018. “This format allows for equal opportunity and will hopefully inspire more artists to consider food and fiber production as an expressive subject.” Art About Agriculture was established in 1983 as the region’s first annual agricultural-themed arts competition and touring exhibit. It recognizes professional and emerging Northwest artists, creates a growing, dynamic, permanent collection of fine art based on portraying agriculture and natural resources and presents the permanent collection and touring exhibits across the state. The permanent collection contains 371 works of art by 229 artists. Works are exhibited on the OSU campus in Corvallis and by loan agreement throughout Oregon and other parts of the Northwest. “This year’s exhibition and tour provides an opportunity for a multitude of perspectives and self-expression, which the exhibit’s jurors and I hope will lead to a broad diversity of ideas,” Premore said. While the exhibition’s theme was developed prior to the recent COVID-19


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outbreak, the theme now holds added meaning as many are seeking balance between various causes of tension and new perspectives on harmony, he said. “From these trials of our previous norms, we are rediscovering the essence of our humanity and what moves us,” Premore said. “Our brilliance and resilience is only limited by our imagination. Our hope is this return to the juried, open-call format will encourage individuals to share their visions of our future agricultural necessity with empathy and endurance in mind.” Jurors for the exhibition are: artist and educator Sally Cleveland, a former associate professor of painting and drawing at Pacific Northwest College of Art; Patrick Collier, an artist and writer whose art criticism is published by Oregon ArtsWatch; Dan Edge, associate dean for faculty affairs and professor of wildlife ecology in the College of Agricultural Sciences at OSU; Steve Grafe, a curator, writer and Oregon State alumnus who has held numerous leadership roles in the arts; and Joan Truckenbrod, an artist and director and curator of the Truckenbrod Gallery in Corvallis. Artists selected for the exhibit will be eligible for several acquisition awards including a People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice winner will be added to Art About Agriculture’s permanent collection. The Tension/Harmony exhibit is scheduled to open this fall in the Giustina Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus in Corvallis. The exhibit is also scheduled for display at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts in November and December. For more information on the exhibit and details for submitting entries, visit the Art About Agriculture website. The deadline for submission is June 27.


High Desert Museum Offers Passes, Memberships to Support Front-Line Workers Great Horned Owl


n support of front-line workers throughout the community, the High Desert Museum is offering ways to gift museum memberships and passes to those who are putting themselves at risk to serve the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Front-Line Worker Appreciation Program provides three different ways to offer support. First, through June, the renewal or purchase of a new membership at the family level or above will provide a free annual family Museum membership to a front-line worker. The museum is coordinating with St. Charles Health System to distribute the memberships. Through the duration of 2020, businesses that renew or become a corporate museum member will be able to choose a frontline business or organization to gift a free annual corporate museum membership. Corporate memberships include an admission pass that businesses can make available to their employees. And the program includes Frontline Appreciation Sponsors. These are individuals or businesses who can distribute one-day passes to the museum with the front-line business or organization of their choice. The passes will be valid for one year from the date that the museum reopens.

Brook, Rogue and Pitch | Photos courtesy of High Desert Museum

“We’re grateful for this amazing community, from High Desert Museum members and supporters to those who are doing critical work every day during this challenging time,” says Museum Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D. “First responders are working on the front lines to save lives. We want to do all we can to be there for the next phases of reopening, helping to rebuild connection and community.” The High Desert Museum remains closed, as museums are not included in the state’s Phase 1 reopening plans. The Museum is working at present on new protocols and precautions for when it can reopen to safeguard the health and safety of visitors and staff. Since the closure began at the Museum on March 17, curators and educators have been producing online content to serve youth and lifelong learners alike. Find High Desert Museum from Home offerings at To learn more about the Front-Line Worker Appreciation Program and the ways to participate, visit front-line-workers.

Photo by Abbott Schindler

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Oregon Farm Bureau Seeks Calendar Photos


regon Farm Bureau (OFB) invites the public to submit their best photos of agriculture for the 2021 Oregon’s Bounty Calendar. The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture: the products, the people, the production, the landscape, the enjoyment, anything that depicts the beauty, technology, culture, enjoyment or the traditions of family farming and ranching in this state. “Spring is a great time to look for photo opportunities in Oregon agriculture,” said OFB Communications Director Anne Marie Moss. “Fields and orchards are blooming, farmer’s markets have opened and there’s lots of spring activity Photo courtesy of Oregon Farm Bureau happening on farms and ranches. Farm Bureau members are #StillFarming and #StillRanching, working hard to provide food and other ag products for society in these challenging times.” Horizontal-format, high-resolution images — both close-ups and panoramic views — are sought of all types of agriculture in all seasons. Subject ideas include close-ups of ag products, planting/harvesting crops, ranching scenes, panoramic views of farmland, people enjoying Oregon ag products, farm animals, portraits of Farm Bureau members and farming/ranching scenes from all seasons, to name just a few ideas. The deadline for entries is September 15. Participants do not need to be Farm Bureau members and there is no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted. Photographers with images selected for month pages in Oregon’s Bounty will receive a photo credit in the 2021 calendar, which is mailed to 64,000 families across the state, along with copies of the calendar. Everyone who submits a photo will receive a complimentary copy of the 2021 calendar ($20 value). Photos can be emailed to Find instructions for uploading or mailing in images at Also find examples of previous Oregon’s Bounty Calendars, photo specifications and contest rules at

It’s a Celebration — Every Saturday


Apple Peddler and Advice | Photo courtesy of MAKERS


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very Saturday, we urge you to show your support to the re-opening of our local economy by stopping by Rick Steber & Company — MAKERS, located at 131 NE Fifth Street in Prineville — open this Saturday and every Saturday, from 10am-5pm, and Tuesday-Friday from 12-3pm. Featuring — MAKERS demonstrating their art, FREE ADVICE (might be bad advice but at least it’s free), local artists showing their work, sometimes there will be music, horseback riders, treats and much, much more … Visit and see what we have going on ….

MAKERS | Photo by Cascade Business News


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Museum Moment


re you tuning into Facebook for Museum Moments? Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm, the High Desert Museum comes to you live from Facebook with lessons, arts and craft ideas, wildlife adventures and more. Tuesday, May 26: Are you ready to learn ASL — Animal Sign Language? Join as we explore a handful of American Sign Language signs reflecting the animals we care for at the High Desert Museum. Thursday, May 28: We’ve been collecting stories, objects and experiences that define this time during the COVID-10 pandemic. In this Museum Moment, our senior curator of Western history will share a few stories from our community. Look for more Museum Moments at

Museum Moments | Photo courtesy of High Desert Museum

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Virtual Book Launch Walking the High Desert: Reading & Q&A with Author Ellen Waterston

Walking the High Desert | Photos courtesy Ellen Waterson

Ellen Waterson


oin the High Desert Museum to hear author Ellen Waterston read from her new title, Walking the High Desert: Encounters with Rural America along the Oregon Desert Trail. Uniting stories from across this diverse landscape — the humans and non-human voices — Waterston weaves an incomparable narrative of wonder, science, history and prose. Walking the High Desert is at once travelogue, meditation, memoir, history, philosophy, social commentary and commonplace book. It deeply explores the desert and the complex interplay of humans with this piece of the Intermountain West, calling out regional challenges that, more often than not, turn out to be issues the nation — and in some cases, the world — are grappling with. A selection of stunning images will accompany the reading. A live audience question and answer session will follow. In addition to Walking the High Desert, Waterston has published two other literary nonfiction titles and four poetry titles. Hotel Domilocos, Moonglade Press, 2017 is her most recent collection of poetry. She is founder of the Writing Ranch, which conducts retreats for writers, and the annual Waterston Desert Writing Prize. She lives in Central Oregon. Free but registration is required. The email with the Zoom link and instructions will be emailed no later than Wednesday, June 17 at 2pm. If you do not see the email in your Inbox, please be sure to check your spam/junk folders.


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Caribbean Grilled Fish Tacos with Lime Crema INGREDIENTS » For Lime Crema:

• 8 oz. sour cream • 1 Tbsp. grated lime zest • 1 tsp. lime juice

» For Grilled Fish:

• 1 lb. mahi-mahi or halibut fillets • 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil • 3 Tbsp. Bajan Seasoning • Juice of half a lime

» For Taco Fixings:

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• 8 corn or small flour tortillas • 1 cup shredded cabbage • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco, or other mild cheese • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered • 1 avocado, diced • 1 cup thinly sliced red onions

For Lime Crema: Combine ingredients together in a small bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 min. before serving.

For Grilled Fish: Preheat grill. Place fish filets on a baking sheet and rub with oil and then coat each filet with Bajan Seasoning. Grill for a few min.

per side, until cooked through with nice grill marks. Remove from heat, sprinkle with lime juice and cut into 1/2- to 1-inch chunks. For Taco Fixings: Place tortillas on grill for 30 to 60 seconds per side. Fill each tortilla with grilled fish and top with desired fixings and a dollop of lime crema. SERVING SUGGESTIONS Serve with a side of our Bajan Hot Pepper Sauce for dipping. TIME Active Prep: 10 min Cook: 10 min NUTRITION Gluten-Free Nut-Free Sweetener-Free NOTES These tacos work well with chicken or shrimp and any of our Caribbeaninspired blends, like Jamaican Jerk Seasoning or Caribbean All-Purpose Curry Powder. YIELD 4 servings THANKS TO Matt Perry - Spice Merchant Savory Spice Test Kitchen

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igh Desert Chamber Music is Central Oregon’s premier chamber music organization. We are currently seeking motivated and seasoned individuals to join our Board of Directors.

High Desert Chamber Music Announces New Opportunities to Serve on the Board of Directors

Board members are elected for a three-year term, and the Board generally meets eight to ten times annually. HDCM is looking to enhance its leadership and strategic vision as we navigate these uncertain times. The ideal candidate will first and foremost have an appreciation for classical music and a strong desire to help shape the future of HDCM. The Board Member should be ready and willing to take on challenging questions and tasks within his/her area of expertise, and will be encouraged to develop and execute on solutions, even those that may seem less conventional. Prior experience with nonprofit boards is desired, though not required.

The developing situation around the novel coronavirus continues to have a profound financial impact on our organization and community. Emerging from this challenging time will require vigilance, persistence and creativity. While not required, experience with successfully attracting grants and/or significant and creative fundraising is highly desired. For more information about responsibilities and qualifications for membership, or if you would like to nominate someone that you believe would be a great fit, please contact: The current Board of Directors includes: Ethan Gray, president; David

Gilmore, secretary; Richard Samco, treasurer; and Patricia Rogers, Betsy Warriner and Charlie Wintch, directors. The current Board of Advisors include: Mark Mintz (Merrill Lynch) and Phillip Ruder, and Francis Senger. High Desert Chamber Music’s mission is to bring world-class chamber music and musicians to Central Oregon. Now in their 12th season, HDCM presents an acclaimed series of classical chamber music concerts, ranging from piano duos to string sextets. As the premier and leading chamber music organization in the region, HDCM offers an exciting roster of professional performing artists. Tickets for all events are available through HDCM online, by phone or in person at their office in Downtown Bend. HDCM 2019-20 title sponsors include Mission Building and Renovation, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, German Master Tech, Miller Lumber, Hayden Homes, Pine Tavern Restaurant and Newstalk KBND and 101.7 Radio. Additional support provided by the Tower Theatre Foundation, BendBroadband and Tracy Lynn Photography.

Redmond Community Concert Association Moves Upcoming Season to Following Year


he Redmond Community Concert Association (RCCA) has made the difficult decision to postpone its 2020-21 season until 2021-22, when it is expected to be safer to gather in large venues. RCCA’s Board of Directors had hoped to avoid this action, but for everyone’s safety, they feel they have no other choice at this time. This postponement affects all five concerts originally scheduled from this October through April, 2021. The musicians are eager to reschedule, therefore the same season will be duplicated one year later. “For patrons who have already purchased a season subscription for the upcoming season, we hope they will ride with us into 2021-22 and allow us to move their subscription forward to the following concert season,” said Diana Barker, president. This requires no action on their part, and it will be done automatically unless they contact RCCA. If a subscriber prefers a refund, they are asked to call RCCA at 541-350-7222 or send an email to


June 2020 | According to Barker, “RCCA is uniquely positioned to be able to pick up where we left off as soon as it is safe. We are fortunate to have an extremely low overhead thanks in large part to our all-volunteer organization. For that reason, we are financially sound and will certainly be resuming. “We value our patrons’ loyalty and commitment to our mission of presenting quality live entertainment to Central Oregon audiences,” continued Barker. “Should they have questions or concerns, we welcome their calls and emails.” In the meantime, RCCA’s board is working on ways to stay in touch with subscribers via digital updates and communications with the artistic talent.

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Cascades Theatrical Company Unveils Brand New Stage

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fter 38 years of shows in its downtown location, Cascades Theatrical Company is unveiling a brand new stage. The theater used the down time from COVID-19 to replace the aging, squeaking stage. “The floor paint from hundreds of productions just rolled up in one piece,” says Howard Huskey, CTC’s Executive Director. “This slab of paint is like the archeology of all our years here on Greenwood, each layer representing a different show.” Thursday, May 21, between 11am-1pm, volunteers will christen the stage with a commemorative first coat of paint. “We are a volunteer organization,” says Huskey. “We want the volunteers to share in the honor of revealing our new stage.” The stage has aged over 38 years, with unpredictable dips, softs spots and

squeaks. “It made it difficult for scene changes, and the noise took away from the magic of theater when you could hear people crossing the stage,” says actor and director Julee Vadnais. “It’s night and day how solid and even the new stage is.” Donations to CTC’s “In the Wings” fund made the new stage possible. In response to the Coronavirus, CTC is rolling out plans for online classes for our teen program, All Aspects Teen Theatre, including a live online performance. As health officials begin rolling back restrictions on gatherings, CTC is planning its new season. They look forward to announcing our main stage shows as soon as possible.

Sunriver Stars Community Theater News What can one say for the newspaper when there is no news? The STARS are doing what everyone in Sunriver is doing; sheltering, and keeping safe and well. Our 2020-21 season is on hold until we can “gather” again. We have four shows ready to be produced, directed and presented, but with the uncertainty of the future, it is impossible to predict when we will be able to proceed. Victoria Kristy, our artistic director, is anxious to present The Wizard of Oz in the fall, but unless it is safe for people to gather, we fear there would be no audience. So, we are officially on hold pending “opening” of the State rules. The Sunriver STARS have positioned themselves to be a valuable part of the Sunriver community, and have contributed effectively to the education of children and adults in the performing arts. We will be ready to resume again when it is deemed safe. Rather than “On With the Show,” we are saying “Wait For the Show.” Until Then! Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | June 2020


Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery Presents

High Desert Art League Members by BILLYE TURNER — Art Consultant


unriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents an exhibition of the High Desert Art League (HDAL) members continuing through July 2020. Vacation Dreams, acrylic by Barbara Hudler Cella Participating members include Helen Brown, Barbara Cella, Janet Frost, Michelle Lindblom, Dee McBrien-Lee, Karen Maier, Jacqueline Newbold, Vivian Olsen, Janice Rhodes, Rebecca Sentgeorge, Barbara Slater and Joren Traveller. Employing her unique process as featured in the national publication SPLASH, The Best of Watercolor, Helen Brown creates, on rice paper, luminous and highly textured watercolor batiks of nature. National award-winning artist Barbara Hudler Cella expressively uses acrylic paints to capture the energy and exuberance of abstracted shapes. Landscape artist Janet Frost inspires viewers with her use of light that illuminates and transforms the of ork S w T the TIS ing L AR s a wc C A S h o 3 0 LO

The Heron, pastel by Vivian Olsen

Spring Greens

& ‘GREEN FOR GO!’ Karla Proud: Jewelry Welcome Home, watercolor by Rebecca Sentgeorge

Jesica Carleton: Mosiac

Carolyn Waissman: Photography

We have the ‘Green Light’ to again welcome you to our gallery.

We’ve missed you!

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Paulina Falls, oil by Janet Frost

scenery of Central Oregon. Michelle Lindblom, creating abstract imagery in acrylic, notes her approach “to making marks arising from continuous dialogues with my psyche and everyday experiences.” Dee McBrien-Lee, HDAL president, paints in acrylic using bold color and texture in her expressive, abstract images. Karen Meier specializes in large scale, creative photography with nature as her subject, including Central Oregon images. Jacqueline Newbold, featured in Somerset Splash 17, Best of Watercolor, uses a bright palette to depict dramatic scenes of nature. Recognized wildlife artist Vivian Olsen exhibits imagery of birds and other creatures and notes, “…my new goal of writing and painting illustrations for my children’s book of animal stories, Animal Antics, to be published in 2020.” Janice Rhodes states, “Although I paint in several mediums, I focus on creating figurative imagery in wax…encaustics. It’s been around for centuries and the love of this medium is global.” A Fulbright Memorial Fund participant, Rebecca Sentgeorge‘s paintings of boots serve as metaphor for women in the high desert, encouraging, “celebrate who we are and let our light shine for the world.” Barbara Slater, an award-winning artist and member of Oil Painters of America, captures the personalities of animals in portraits reflecting her affection and respect for these subjects. Joren Traveller, an avid naturalist, oil painter and sculptor, adds texture and color with a paint knife to create mood in her paintings, “…of scenic images and elusive wildlife in their natural habitat.” Billye Turner, art consultant, curates exhibitions for Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery. For information or purchase, please contact her at 503-780-2828 or billyeturner@


Artists’ Gallery Sunriver

by DENI PORTER his article was of nature. Her piece, prepared prior Springtime Hike, is as to any official close as anyone can release information to come to experiencing reopen retail operations the outdoors with out in The Village of being there in person. Sunriver, but it’s difficult During restricted times not to be optimistic like these, the artist that we artists will really does bring a bit soon be able to greet of nature to everyone. (at the appropriate Jewelry artist Karla social distance) both Proud also turns to old and new friends nature for inspiration of the Artists’ Gallery for her latest creations. Sunriver. All our artists The juxtaposition Dusk on the Deschutes by Jesica Carleton Springtime Hike by Carolyn Waissman Bird in the Cottontails by Bonnie Junell have been given the of a beautifully cut gift of time to immerse themselves in their respective mediums. The results are champagne Sunstone with nature’s handiwork to shape a piece of green sea an outpouring of talent and inspiration. The Gallery is an ode to Green! That glass makes the perfect combination for a pendant. is green as in springtime and green as Go! We will bring you up to speed on Dottie Moniz has just completed a beautiful collage utilizing fabric to represent our activities. the forest and water that we all enjoy in Central Oregon. Painter Bonnie Junell has been busy with some large commissions that have Incredible silver jewelry design is always found in Leslie Stewart’s cabinets. made time pass quickly because she can lose herself in the creative zone. Her Her interpretation of the natural world is always beautiful. The asymmetrical attention was sometimes redirected to the new puppy playing at the base of her combinations of precious stones and natural elements always delights. easel. One of her paintings, Bird in the Cottontails, bursts with the hope and joy Creative mosaic artist Jesica Carleton has been remarkably busy. Some of her of springtime. new pieces capture the essence of outdoor Central Oregon. Stained glass artist Becky Henson has literally captured the essence of spring’s We look forward to sharing all our new work with you in our spacious gallery light in her new offerings. Becky has even included words of wisdom in some that allows for easy observance of social distancing and lots of free hand sanitizer. pieces. No surprise that they reflect her dry humor. Using her camera, artist Carolyn Waissman continues to capture the wonder


sunriver exhibits

In support of state and federal guidelines for social distancing, most venues have attendance protocols in place. Please call or visit each venue website for updated information.

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 57100 Beaver Dr., Bldg. 19 541-593-4382 • The Gallery is an ode to Green! That is green as in springtime and green as Go! Featuring painter Bonnie Junell with some large commissions that have made time pass quickly because she can lose herself in the creative zone. Stained glass artist Becky Henson has literally captured the essence of spring’s light in her new offerings. Using her camera, artist Carolyn Waissman continues to capture the wonder of nature. Jewelry artist Karla Proud also turns to nature for inspiration for her latest creations. Dottie Moniz has just completed a beautiful collage utilizing fabric to represent the forest and water that we all enjoy in Central Oregon. Silver jewelry design is always found in Dusk on the Deschutes by Leslie Stewart’s cabinets. Her interpretation of Jesica Carleton the natural world is always beautiful. And creative mosaic artist Jesica Carleton has been remarkably busy. Some of her new

pieces capture the essence of outdoor Central Oregon. Our spacious gallery allows for easy observance of social distancing and lots of free hand sanitizer. Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery 17600 Center Dr. 503-780-2828 • Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery continues its 2020 exhibition of High Desert Art League (HDAL) members thru July. Participating members include Helen Brown, Barbara Cella, Janet Frost, Michelle Lindblom, Dee The Heron, pastel by Vivian Olsen McBrien-Lee, Karen Maier, Jacqueline Newbold, Vivian Olsen, Janice Rhodes, Rebecca Sentgeorge, Barbara Slater and Joren Traveller. They work “to support the advancement of participants through exhibitions, education and related outreach.” Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | June 2020



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Featuring Photography by Scott Cordner and Pottery by Mitch and Michelle Deaderick 541.719.1800 | 357 W Hood Ave. Sisters |

Hood Avenue Art 541-719-1800 Hood Avenue Art is tentatively planning a 4th Friday Art Walk on June 26 from 4-7pm. Please check for the latest information.

Quilt by Jean Wells

Stitchin’ Post Gallery 541-549-6061 Currently showing the works of Grace Ginnell, and opening Friday, June 26, Stitchin’ Post Gallery welcomes Jean and Valori Wells; showcasing the current work of this dynamic mother/ daughter duo: art quilts and much more featuring indigo textiles, surface design and deconstructed printing on fabric. This exhibit captures their individual styles, and showcases how each artist is inspired by the other.


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The 2020 Artist Studio Tour Rescheduled


riginally planned for the last weekend in June, it is being rescheduled to take place on the last weekend in September. The board of Sisters Arts Association (SAA) believes this to be in everyone’s best interest, given the current situation with COVID-19. We’ve planned this for a weekend when the weather should still be in our favor, and when it will not conflict with other arts-related or community events.

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Of course, as the situation unfolds, and in line with the recommendations of state and national health authorities, SAA may need to further postpone or even cancel the 2020 studio tour. But we’re not there yet! So, we are proceeding in the hopes that the situation will allow the Studio Tour to take place September 26 and 27, with an artist reception on the evening of September 25. We truly appreciate the generosity, enthusiasm and support that you have showed for the 2020 Artist Studio Tour. But public safety has to come first. In spite of the concern we all have for the welfare of our businesses and work-life, we are confident that we will soon be able, once again, to gather in celebration of the arts. We hope you will be there with us when that time comes. In the meantime we are working hard to ensure that the Studio Tour serves as an annual resource to promote our artists, their work, and the contributions that your businesses make to our community. On a positive note, this extra time will provide … • Incentive and time for artists to create art • Assurance for advertisers that a scheduled event will proceed at a later date that is safe for everyone • Lead-time for SAA to strongly and effectively promote the event throughout the region and the state. Sisters Arts Association will keep you informed as we finalize our plans. Meanwhile we applaud the spirited way in which our community, our businesses, artists and art lovers respond in times of need. If you have concerns or questions, we can be reached at info@ We will be back in touch with you by email as our promotion plans become finalized. More information will also be available online at, and Facebook. Please stay in touch, stay safe and stay positive. A big Thank You from the SAA Board. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | June 2020


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Central Oregon’s Largest Wine Event Pivots to Virtual Fundraiser on July 18


IDS Center of Central Oregon, the only medical-model child abuse intervention center in our area, has pivoted its annual Cork & Barrel wine and food event fundraising series, the area’s largest wine event, to a series of virtual wine and food events. Culminating in an evening of philanthropy by way of a virtual, live auction and paddle raise on Saturday, July 18, Cork & Barrel 2020 will also include a community giving campaign that will allow for donations to benefit KIDS Center for those who are not able to participate in the virtual fundraising event on July 18, 2020. “Fortunately, KIDS Center remains fully operational to help hundreds of children

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and families impacted by child abuse in Central Oregon every year,” said Gil Levy, executive director of KIDS Center of Central Oregon. “And, because Cork & Barrel events funds 20 percent of KIDS Center’s annual budget, no family ever receives a bill for receiving life-changing services to evaluate child abuse as well as family support and therapy to help them heal from and overcome the devastating impact of abuse.” Child abuse does not stop during a pandemic,” continued said Levy. “In fact, children are at increased risk for abuse due to the emotional and financial stress placed on families. At a time when emergency rooms are seeing more severe cases of child abuse, the Department of Human Services (DHS) has reported that calls to the national child abuse hotline have dropped by 70 percent since the closure of school. “It is only a matter of time until the real impact to children becomes known and abuse reports skyrocket.” The funds raised via the Cork & Barrel wine and food event series are, “Essential to keeping KIDS Center fully staffed and to be able to adequately process the surge in referrals to KIDS Center for suspected child abuse as communities begin the reopening phase and when children and youth go back to school in the Fall and are under the supervision of mandatory reporters of child abuse,” furthered Levy. An additional way in which Cork & Barrel is pivoting its fundraising strategies this year is by way of virtual wine and food events, the first of which happens on Thursday, May 28, with JUSTIN Winery and 10below Restaurant of The Oxford Hotel. Previously planned as an in-person evening of wine, food and philanthropy, the winemaker dinner featuring iconic JUSTIN Winery, considered one of the founders of the premium production of wine from Paso Robles, California and 10below restaurant of The Oxford in downtown Bend, will execute a delicious evening of storytelling and dining via a virtual platform on May 28. JUSTIN Winery founder, Justin Baldwin, will be at the helm of wine storytelling, and a four course meal, thoughtfully-prepared by Chef Darrell Henrichs of 10below, will be picked up by ticketed guests prior to the virtual event. “The Cork & Barrel’s Winemaker Dinner series has expanded greatly over the last eight years of Cork & Barrel,” said Robin Antonson, director of development and marketing at KIDS Center, “and we are thankful to our wine and culinary partners for their flexibility – and excitement – in making this very special evening of wine, food and philanthropy happen in a different way due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” The delicious, in-person essence of the annual Cork & Barrel wine and food event fundraising series will resume July 15-17, 2021 at Broken Top Club. Paso Robles, California wine country, the designated wine region of Cork & Barrel 2020, will be back for the 2021 event series for three days of winemaker dinners, A Sip of Cork & Barrel, and the zenith of the event, the Grand Cru evening featuring a dinner and a Live Auction. Those interested in participating in upcoming, virtual wine events offered by Cork & Barrel, in addition to the virtual fundraising event planned for July 18, are encouraged to visit for updates and information. More information and tickets are available at: winemaker-dinners. •

LTA Gallery Opening in Redmond


ig Sky Balloon Company Expanding its Offerings with Opening of New Contemporary Art Space Lighter Than Air Gallery (LTA Gallery) announces their grand opening, showcasing the artwork of Darren Kling, and introducing the musical talents of Arlin Ojeda. Water and the Rock will be the opening exhibition accompanied by a solo piano performance with reception on June 19 from 6-9pm. LTA Gallery is the latest art project created by entrepreneur, Pioneer Hot Air Balloon pilot, artist and father, Darren Kling. Darren has been a part of the Central Oregon community for 20 years, painting the skies with his colorful balloons and helping coordinate Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival. The Gallery is excited to open its doors to the public for the first time during this Summer Solstice event. The opening reception features a series of original oil paintings, entitled Water and the Rock — an exploration into timeless transformation as seen through the eyes of one who lives in, and flies through, the ancient river canyons of Central Oregon. LTA Gallery seeks to inspire new perspectives through visual art, music and lighter than air flight. Many have marveled at the sight of the Artaloft Balloon, a prior project by Darren incorporating a 60-foot, hand-painted, 360-degree landscape mural on a hot air balloon that can still be seen gracing the skies over Smith Rock and surrounding areas. In Darren’s words, “I wanted to create a painted, floating landscape that interacts within the backdrop of the actual landscape.” Lighter Than Air Gallery is excited to join the local arts community and create new partnerships and collaborations that help broaden exposure and create new opportunities in the arts. LTA Gallery • 611 NE Jackpine Ct., Ste. 3 • Redmond

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Prineville Rick Steber & Company — MAKERS 131 NE Fifth St., Prineville 813-749-7143 Every Saturday, we urge you to show your support to the re-opening of our local economy by stopping by Rick Applepeddler and Advice | Photo courtesy Steber & Company — MAKERS, of MAKERS featuring MAKERS demonstrating their art, FREE ADVICE (might be bad advice but at least it’s free), local artists showing their work, sometimes there will be music, horseback riders, treats and much, much more. Visit and see what we have going on! Open this Saturday and every Saturday, from 10am-5pm, and TuesdayFriday, from 12-3pm.

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central oregon exhibits Prineville (CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE) Rimrock Gallery 405A NW Third St., Prineville 541-903-5565 • Featured Show: June 13-July 9 — Meagan Blessing, Montana; JM Brodrick, Oregon and Ginny Harding, Washington. Due to concern for our patrons and artists, we are unable to have an artist’s reception as usual, so come visit the featured show at your leisure, or view it on the website. We bring art on approval, if you see a ‘jewel’ that you would like to try in your home. Discover Prineville’s large fine art gallery on the corner of 3rd and Deer Streets, across from McDonald’s. Off street parking too.


Little Mustang, 20 x 16 oil by JM Brodrick

Rose Hips, watercolor painting by Cathy Huntington

LTA Gallery 611 NE Jackpine Ct., Ste. 3, Redmond 541-316-0362 • Showcasing the artwork of Darren Kling, and introducing the musical talents of Arlin Ojeda. Water and the Rock will be the opening exhibition accompanied by a solo piano performance with reception on June 19 from 6-9pm. School House Produce 1430 SW Highland Ave. 541-504-7112 • Schoolhouse Produce is featuring new work by SageBrushers Art Society member Cathy Huntington. Cathy has been using the past few months to get back to painting: come see her lovely results and support our local community by buying local fresh produce and related products! Showing thru June.

CALL TO ARTISTS: RED CHAIR GALLERY BEND Red Chair Gallery has an upcoming opening for a jeweler. We will consider any type of jewelry but it must be handmade by the artist and of high quality. Located in the heart of downtown Bend, Red Chair Gallery has been voted best art gallery in Central Oregon in multiple contests. We currently represent local 2D artists (oil, watercolor, mixed media, acrylic, photography) and 3D artists (wood, metal, sculpture, glass, jewelry, pottery, fiber). We are a membership gallery. Members pay a monthly fee and work shifts in return for a moderate commission on work sold. If you are interested in joining us, stop by the gallery (at the corner of Bond St. and Oregon Ave.) and pick up a membership packet. • 103 NW Oregon Ave. • 541-306-3176

workshops CASCADE FINE ART WORKSHOPS Contact Sue Manley, 541-408-5524 2020 WORKSHOPS RESCHEDULED!! Contact Sue at for more information. Painting the Figure from Photographs with Ted Nuttall July 20-27, 2020 Watercolor Paint in Bulgaria with Stella Canfield!! All mediums and photographers welcome. June 10 through June 22, 2021


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New Perspective for June by EILEEN LOCK

elationships challenge you to change your approach and it may feel awkward on the 2nd. A combustion of your heart on the 3rd is helpful to show you what you are feeling. The Full Moon on the 5th wants more change than might be available at this time. Take the next five days letting go of whatever you are trying to control. A spark in relationships on the 11th shows promise of things to come. Step past your comfort zone on the 13th and you will learn something about yourself that could feel challenging. Actions speak louder than words after the 17th so it’s important to demonstrate your truth. Do something on the 18th that is a clear display of your transformation. The New Moon on the 20th is mixed with the Summer Solstice and the desire for integration is strong. Be receptive to new opportunities during this time even if you have a lot of questions. A strong inner message on the 22nd could help you understand what you want next. A shift of energy on the 24th is due to more trust in your heart. Give yourself a few days to build momentum then get ready for new beginnings after the 27th. Big decisions near the 28th are pivotal and help you rebuild your inner structure. Listen to the validation you receive on the 30th and let it touch you deeply. Give yourself a lot of credit for being patient during this last month, and notice that it was worth it. Love and Light Always, Eileen Lock Clairvoyant Astrologer / Spiritual Medium 1471 NW Newport Ave., Bend, Oregon 97703 541-389-1159 • Listen for the song in your heart, find the melody and dance to the music. Check out Eileen’s radio programs online at Cosmic Lunch Break What’s Up Wednesday Talking With Spirit

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