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Unsettling Notions


he election has a lot of people (actually the majority of Americans) concerned about the future, particularly the way we treat each other and how we view diversity and manage our differences.

Notes from the Publisher Pamela Hulse Andrews

We are people, individuals comprising a variety of sexes, races, shifting sexualities and all the rest of it. Every convention that tries to reinforce this difference is a step back. Notions of gender pointlessly separate men from women, but also mothers from daughters and fathers from sons.

the ‘holiday’ spirit of love and friendship. This isn’t a time to ‘take America back’ or ‘make American great again’.... America is already a great place, we’ve already made so ~ Robert Webb (English comedian, actor and writer, and much progress in accepting one half of the double act Mitchell and Webb diversity and differences. If we can’t change the My youngest son, Jesse (a smart, flourishing business leader in attitudes of various fractions in our country, we can at least ensure LA), has a young daughter and son and his comments just break my that Central Oregon is the kind of place we want our children and heart, writing to me that the election has made him angry and yet grandchildren to be safe from prejudice and bullying. motivated to want to find a way to make a positive change. With this thought, I hope you have holidays that lifts your spirits while "I don’t know what that even means," he says, “which makes you help others ensure we live in a caring and respectful community. me even more angry…but I want to be a better role model for my kids and community and feel like I can do something to have a positive influence. “I feel like we are all too intelligent, fortunate and capable to sit idle and “wait” it out for four years. Perhaps this is a wake-up call for me and others like me, that we cannot stand idle and expect good things to happen. For too long I have been so afraid to take a stance or advocate for what I think is right. So I can no longer rest on my ignorance or repulsion for politics and allow that to dissuade me from ensuring the environment which my children and my eventual grandchildren live is safe, healthy and sustainable. “No, this does not mean I have any interest in running for any political position…but I am determined to find a way to make a difference…please hold me to it and push me so I don’t remain on the sidelines all the time!” Indeed! While we wait to see how the dust settles in Washington D.C., I am buoyed and proud by Jesse’s comments and desire to make his community a better place. I hope to help him look within ourselves to rise above hate and violence and make our own community a kind and respectful environment! The holidays are usually a time that we extend warmth and care to our families and friends, and even strangers. My hope is that the election can encourage us to find ways to look beyond our differences and embrace

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ENCORE A6 Founder Patricia Clark Receives OAEA Award for Outstanding Service Outside the Profession The Oregon Art Education Association (OAEA) recently awarded Bend artist Patricia Clark for her outstanding work in furthering arts education and appreciation in Oregon. Each year the OAEA honors individuals, associations and programs that have made significant contributions to art education. Candidates are recommended by their colleagues and nomination materials are collected and judged by select committee of experts. Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Clark earned a bachelors of science through Bemidji State University and a masters of fine arts in printmaking through Cranbrook Academy of Art. Self-described as a “rambling rose,” Clark worked as an arts educator throughout the U.S. for a number of years, notably serving as the chair of the art department at CSU: Long Beach and as director at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California. After retiring as an educator, Clark moved to Bend in 2005 and founded Atelier 6000 (A6) in 2007. It is Central Oregon’s only publicly-accessible printmaking and book arts studio. Clark modeled A6 after the idea of a traditional French atelier, a working studio that allows both mature and beginning artists to collaborate, innovate and evolve. Clark has spoken how the founding of A6 has allowed her to open a new chapter in her practice, “Founding Atelier 6000 greatly enriched my work. As an artist and educator, my intent was to form new experiences through classes and collaboration among artist members. I wanted to construct a true atelier.” Atelier 6000’s newest production Red: Annual A6 Member Exhibit is on display during December.

High Desert Chamber Music Awarded Grant High Desert Chamber Music has been awarded a grant of $2,500 from the Juan Young Trust to strengthen educational outreach programs. The independent and private trust was established in the year 2000 to provide grants to 501(c)3 organizations that promote health, education and welfare of children under 21 years old. High Desert Chamber Music’s Educational Outreach efforts include providing students with direct contact to the guest artists through visits at local schools. In September, violinist Frank Almond visited Bend Senior High School, where a few hundred students from five different schools were treated to a presentation and Q&A session with Mr. Almond and his 1715 Stradivarius violin. We hope to expose more children and youth to the highest levels of music performance, cultivating an interest that can lead to a lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of the performing arts.


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Jill Haney-Neal Featured in Pink Magazine Jill Haney-Neal was recently asked to do the cover for the October issue of Pink magazine, a women’s publication based in the Hamptons and Hilton Head, North Carolina. “I was surprised to hear from the magazine, as had never heard of it, but the editor/owner saw one of the “wild tasteful! women” images from a store in North Carolina and contacted us. She already knew which image (Wine Diva) she wanted!” said Haney-Neal. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, they were also pleased to see that there was an art image titled Chemo Queens which they included in the article on Jill with the inspiration for her work for empowering women. “We are getting a lot of orders from galleries and individuals now from North Carolina to Florida.”

Local Artists Recognized in Pastel Society Laura Jo Sherman and Nancy Misek were recently awarded prizes in the Pastel Society of Oregon’s (PSO) National 2016 Show. Laura Jo’s painting Evening Comes received the Best in Show Award and  Nancy’s A Peaceful Time earned the Jack Richardson Award. At the Show Laura Jo was honored with the title of Master Pastelist from the organization. A Master Pastelist is an artist who has won three separate awards from three different jurors in the PSO Shows. Both painters are active artists in Bend. Laura Jo is a Pastel Society of America signature artist who has taught  classes and workshops locally. She is member of  the Artist’s Gallery in Sunriver. Nancy is on the board of the Plein  Air Painters of Oregon ( PAPO ) and is past president of Sagebrushers Art Society. They are passionate pastel artists and have had many shows of their paintings in Bend. Local artists, Lise Hoffman-McCabe, Shandel Gamer and Janet Rawlings

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t’s that time of year: to-do lists get long and time gets short. Take a break this December to enjoy a musical or theatrical performance at the library — with some gingerbread-house making thrown in for good measure. From a jazz duo to barbershop quartet, to a local reader’s theater presentation, we’ve tapped some of Central Oregon’s most talented musicians and performers to help fill our buildings with music, song and joy. All programs are free and open to the public; no registration is required. GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONSTRUCTION ZONE Construct your own tasty house. (Supplies limited.) » Saturday, December 10 – 11am • La Pine Library » Saturday, December 17 – 2pm • Sunriver Library SISTERS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ CHOIR SERENADE Enjoy the harmonies of the holidays with this talented group of singers. » Saturday, December 3 – 2 pm • Sisters Library » Sunday, December 18 – 2:30pm • Downtown Bend Library HARPIST LAURA LEIGHTON Enjoy holiday songs and learn about the history of this mesmerizing musical instrument. Laura Leighton specializes in the concert pedal harp and is the harpist for the Central Oregon Symphony. » Wednesday, December 7 – 6pm – • Downtown Bend Library GUITARIST MATTHEW GWINUP Enjoy an eclectic mix of classical guitar paired with music of modern day composers and guitarists with local musician Matthew Gwinup. A Bend native, he teaches and continues to perform as a soloist and with Five Pint Mary, the Oregon Guitar Trio and cover band Subject to Change. » Thursday, December 8 – 6pm • East Bend Library SISTERS HIGH DESERT BELL CHOIR The Sisters High Desert Bell Choir plays holiday music and gives you an opportunity to join in the fun. » Saturday, December 10 – 1pm • Sisters Library

A Novel Idea… Unveiled


very year, thousands of Deschutes County residents read, discuss and engaged with one book annually as part of A Novel Idea… Read Together, Deschutes Public Library’s community reading program. The public is invited to take part in a free community event at which the 2017 A Novel Idea selection will be unveiled. “The Novel Idea unveiling has become and fun and exciting part of the entire A Novel Idea program,” said Communications and Development Manager Chantal Strobel. “It’s a great night for the community to discover the selection together. They also get the first jump on reading the book since we have copies available for check-out and for sale that night." Regarded as the premier community reading program in the state of Oregon, A Novel Idea has taken readers from Afghanistan to the American south and

CAROL WITH THE BELLS OF SUNRIVER Join the Bells of Sunriver for holiday music and a chime-along. » Saturday, December 10 – 2pm • Sunriver Library SUNRIVER STARS COMMUNITY THEATER Enjoy a reader’s theater of The Gift of the Magi and other classics. » Saturday, December 10 – 2pm • La Pine Library » Saturday, December 17 – 12pm • Redmond Library FOUR IN A CHORD Let the harmonies of this local quartet delight and entertain you. » Sunday, December 11 – 4pm • Downtown Bend Library HOLIDAY CAROLS WITH THE RPA CHOIR Join students from the Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) for carols and hot cocoa in the library. » Tuesday, December 13 – 10:45am • Redmond Library JAZZ CRU The Central Oregon duo Jazz Cru will play standards and holiday favorites. » Wednesday, December 14 – 6pm • Downtown Bend Library CENTRAL OREGON SHOWCASE CHOIR Enjoy holiday favorites with the Central Oregon Showcase Choir. » Saturday, December 17 – 3pm •Redmond Library Listings online at from Manhattan to Japan, and to time periods that span centuries. The 2017 selection promises to explore new ground, but the book won’t be revealed until the unveiling on December 2 at 7pm at the Downtown Bend Library. The event, which is hosted by the Deschutes Public Library Foundation, is free and open to all. Strobel said guests can expect the annual trivia quiz and camaraderie with other book lovers as well as light appetizers and no-host beer and wine. A Novel Idea officially kicks off Saturday, April 8, 2017 and culminates with the author’s visit to Central Oregon in early May. All programs, including the author’s presentation, are offered to the public free of charge thanks to the support of the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. The library also provides book club kits to local book groups throughout Deschutes County, free of charge. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | December 2016


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A TOWER CHRISTMAS WINTER WONDERLAND Make the Season Bright with Songs, Stories & Santa!


uring December 21-23 the Tower Theatre Foundation presents A Tower Christmas: Winter Wonderland, featuring three festive evenings decked with holiday memories, songs, dances and scenes from holiday classics. “We want to create new family traditions and memories that revolve around the beauty and magic of sharing wonderful times together,” says producer, Brad Ruder of Limelight Entertainment. Under the direction of Limelight’s Michael Nowak, co-hosts Natalie Manz (A Chorus Line) and Ryan Klontz (Young Frankenstein) celebrate this year’s holidays with performances by some of Central Oregon’s top actors and singers, including: John Kish (A Chorus Line), Kimmie Neff

(Avenue Q), Mollie Tennant (Les Miserables), Dan Schimoller (Beauty and the Beast), Karen Sipes (Young Frankenstein), Steve Livingston (Next to Normal), Heather Salvesen (A Tower Christmas), Justin Tilton (Little Mermaid) and dancers from Academie de Ballet Classique. In addition, students from Trinity Lutheran and Summit high schools share their holiday spirit with special performances as part of the Tower Theatre Foundation’s education and stagecraft initiative, LessonPLAN.  Plus, we’ve gotten word a local yuletide celebrity will appear who’s sure to spread the holiday cheer! Have your whole family join the Tower family to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas!

Theatre Company Seeks to Interview Oregonians with Experiences in Intentional Living


and2Mouth (H2M) is a theatre company devoted to creating new theatre that asks pressing questions of our region and our time. Their latest work, Psychic Utopia, explores the human impulse to seek new ways of life through experiments in group living and asks what insights these experiments provide into ways we practice community in wider society. With support from the Miller Foundation, Templeton Foundation and Oregon Cultural Trust, the production will be shaped through engagements with communities across the state. In December Hand2Mouth artistic director Jonathan Walters will be in residency at Caldera to interview local residents with past or present experience of life in an intentional community. On December 17 the company will host a free community conversation and work in progress performance at Sisters Public Library. H2M creates theatre by combining research with originally-created material to bring Oregon voices to the stage. H2M’s 2015 show based on Gus Van Sant’s film My Own Private Idaho explored early 90s Portland street youth and subcultures. Psychic Utopia focuses on the open skies and dense forests of rural Oregon and the region’s draw for the myriad groups that built intentional communities here in the last fifty years. Interviews with residents will inform the development of a script about a group of fictional characters who left their normal lives behind to create utopia. The project combines real-life details and performer-created fictions to


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explore the human impulse to seek greater fulfillment in western landscapes. Psychic Utopia will be researched and performed by Hand2Mouth company members and guests led by H2M artistic director Jonathan Walters and script writing by H2M resident playwright and two-time Oregon Book Award winner Andrea Stolowitz.  Hand2Mouth is no stranger to Central Oregon. In September, they collaborated with Literary Arts to present a reading of Andrea Stolowitz’s play Ithaka in Bend at the Tin Pan Theater and First Presbyterian Church in Lakeview. In 2015, they toured their show PEP TALK to Sisters Middle School and Lakeview High School. H2M Artistic Director Jonathan Walters says, “Touring to communities in Oregon, especially smaller communities, is both a joy and an artistic imperative for us. We are continually looking for new ways to include the audience’s voice and experience in our work. Sometimes that happens during the show itself, but right now we are exploring ways to have deeper conversations during the creation process. We know there are many people in Central Oregon with stories to tell about seeking community and a different life. We hope to meet them in December and bring the full production here once it’s completed.”   Jen Mitas, Executive Director Hand2Mouth 503-804-2402



hat do you get when you mix booze, coffee, corsets and dirty songs? A Xmas show you won’t soon forget!


Where you’ll rub elbows with a shifty troupe of traveling performers. Johnny and Madame Walker have gathered this dodgey crew of “entertainers” to bring you a bit of seasonal cheer. Enjoy sing-alongs, can can dancers and a bit of holiday levity. Gentlemen be warned, watch your pocket watches and ladies, watch your blokes. The show lasts approximately ninety minutes and food and drink service are



available during the performance. Brought to you by Lurking Squirrel Productions and written by and starring Jake Woodmansee and JoEllen Ussery of the locally acclaimed, Hedwig & the Angry Inch.

Christmas Spirits, An original Bawdy, Victorian Revue December 2,3, 9,10, 16,17 Upstairs at the Summit Saloon 125 NW Oregon St. Bend 7:30pm Tickets $20 advance $25 at the door

Redmond High Gives A Gift To Veterans On the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

his December, the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, drama students at Redmond High School step into the hearts and minds of the people who experienced the abrupt plunge into war. A Pearl Harbor Christmas depicts how the home front responded to the news that Japan had decimated the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Drama students and JROTC cadets at Redmond High, dedicate this production to community veterans and offer free admission to all men and women who have ever or currently serve in the armed forces. The school will provide special close-in parking to World War II and Korean War veterans, with JROTC cadets escorting them to their seats. Play-goers participate as the studio audience to this authentic 1940s radio play. A Pearl Harbor Christmas showcases big band swing favorites like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree and You’re a Lucky Guy. The radio variety show features the torch song Stormy Weather and that touchstone

of wartime hope, The White Cliffs of Dover. Live sound effects and period advertising bring us back to a time when doctors chatted up the health benefits of cigarettes and beauticians used Listerine to control dandruff. A Pearl Harbor Christmas December 8, 9,10,15 & 16 7pm Tickets $5 students/seniors $10 adults Free for Veterans

A Pearl Harbor Christmas opens December 8 at 7pm. Performances on Decemer 8, 9, 10, 15 and 16 at 7pm and a Saturday matinee December 10 at 2pm.  A Pearl Harbor Christmas is written and directed by Pat Kruis Tellinghusen. Redmond High School teacher Ben Lawson directs the band, Master Singer Russ Seaton directs the vocals, with choreography by Michele Mejaski. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | December 2016




ill Hamilton is a gentleman. Educated, chivalrous, he is both soft spoken in his speech but lively and animated in his retellings. His eyes light up when asked to recall his favorite painting, of which a portrait of his wife Evie, at age thirty, is treasured. But it is most everything else about Bill that makes up his old-world charm, and that makes one drawn to his well-mannered and calm demeanor. He is grounded and intelligent. When he speaks, his thoughts are considerate, well thought out and meaningful, without any airs. Bill chuckles as he offers me what is clearly his favorite seat in his bright Tumalo studio which is full of his works - past and present. He reclines in the chair, a handcrafted, log style, Adirondack that he amassed when he made some trades for it in Fort Bragg, California. It’s something that you would expect to find in the old wild west, in an isolated cabin. A piece of pelt fur, draped, makes for his cushioning. The chair, in a way, represents the medley between Bill the man, and Bill the artist. Artistic and logical. This is evident


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in his career spent as a technical illustrator for aerospace engineering firms. Bill begins, “I am a realist… I’m always trying to get away from detail and simplify, letting the basic shapes tell the story. Working as a technical illustrator has imprinted ‘detail’ on my brain [and] my initial goal as an artist has not changed in the 55 years that I have been painting.” When asked what, that goal is, he simply replies, “To be able to paint any subject, in any light, and not to get stuck in a box painting only a few subjects.” When examining his paintings, the devout attention to light and the way it illuminates its subjects is clear. A landscape, painted from Tam McArthur Rim, draws the eye immediately to the peaks of the Cascade mountain range due to the way that the light softly falls and surrounds it, almost like a halo. Bill is deeply engrained in spiritual life and maybe this facet has unknowingly influenced his paintings, although apart from the Cascade A&E cover art, his works mostly do not have religious themes. They are of landscapes, birds, florals, coastal scenes and a few portraits. When asked why he doesn’t paint

people more, he bursts out laughing and says, “If you’re off a bit on a tree, not a big deal, but if you’re off a bit on a nose…well... I’d rather stick to trees.” His favorite paintings are outdoor landscapes and he attributes this to growing up on state forestry land, surrounded by nature. “Outdoor activities always keep a constant flow of scenes before me to paint. I have files of sketches and photos ready to be painted and new ideas keep coming. I’ll never get to all of them. Many times, I will paint in series—say three or four mountain scenes and then move on to another subject.” His style has been influenced by many things, namely the California Impressionists in which he notes has helped him pay less attention to detail, and more on light and shape. He is a fan of geometry and focuses on it everywhere, an attribute that worked well in his career studying blueprints and 3D drawings. Although he notes that a big influence occurred when he was first starting out, fellow artists kept repeating quotes from a specific book. The Art of Color and Design by Maitland Graves, now printed nearly 65 years ago, still rings true on essential design fundamentals and speaks of eight principles. These have shaped his work throughout the years, and what celebrated work was once “a happy accident,” knowing these principles have let his innate sense of design be honed. It has evolved due to this fundamental knowledge, and we speak at length about the idea that most artists have that ingrained design sense, but need the education, the practice, the time, to perfect it. And his way of painting is indeed, very perfected, set out in three stages approached in a somewhat technical way. “I do some thumbnail sketches for composition. Mostly these are from photos I have taken or ideas I have jotted down on a note pad that is always with me. I always work out the basic shapes and arrangement of space… [and] I’ll either freehand that compositional sketch… or if it’s a real large canvas and a complicated subject, I’ll project the sketch to get the basic shapes positioned right. Getting that beginning composition right has


become critical to how I paint these days.” He continues, “I begin to block in the entire painting concentrating more on the dark and light values than on the color. Once the shapes and values are blocked in, without any detail, I look at it from a distance—20 to 30 feet. If it doesn’t look ‘right,’ I go back to modifying those shapes, sizes, values and colors before I will proceed to do any finishing. “Now I begin finishing the painting by modifying the values and colors within the original basic shapes, some edges are softened some hardened, warm and cool colors are modified to create the distance and light emphasis that I want. Color and values around the center of interest are modified. Then the painting is set against the wall for a fresh look the next day.” These finished works of art are currently displayed at the Artists Gallery in Sunriver, and one can even find Bill finishing up a painting there on some days. Having been retired for several years, he spends his days enjoying the recreational activities of the area, road tripping with his wife and teaching bible study and art to kids. “Once they start to get it, it’s like hitting a neat note. You get to just let them go and watch them have fun. It’s important to facilitate that learning and expression.” A great artist, passing along a wealth of knowledge, Bill Hamilton, always the humble gentleman he ends with, "Few artists become successful overnight. Art is a life-long learning process and none of us will ever stop learning and perfecting our art. We change as people and our art changes—and that is a very cool blessing!” Bill's artwork is currently exhibited at the Artist's Gallery in Sunriver. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | December 2016


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Fall in love with this adorable collection of home decor dishware by Mud Pie. Whimsical sayings and clever details make these dishes perfect for your own holiday gatherings or as hostess gifts. From cute coffee mugs, cheese plates and dessert dishes to pasta and mixing bowls there is something special for any occasion. Prices range from $9.99-$59.99. Free gift wrapping and no hassle returns always at desperado! Old Mill District, 330 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541-749-9980,

Looking for the perfect gift? This year give excitement, inspiration and passion with a gift membership to Central Oregon Symphony. Delight your friends and family with orchestra and chamber music concerts, performances of LamazovRackers Piano Duo, Three Strings and Bassoon Trio, Bend Cello Project, Duo Horns and Alphorns, and a children’s concert with petting zoo. There are classical music concerts and events every month August to May. And your gift supports the popular Symphony Stars! in the schools and Music In Public Places. Join us in enriching lives with dynamic symphonic music today! Call 541-317-3941 or go to to make your tax-deductible donation and order your gift subscriptions. December 2016 |

Books make the perfect holiday gift! Not sure what to get? Let the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Holiday Book Catalog be your guide. Pick one up at Dudley's or check it out online at pnba. org/holiday-catalog. Dudley's Book Shop Cafe — Unchain Your Mind. 135 NW Minnesota, Bend 541-749-2010, One of Oregon's most beautiful vacation destination spots! Crisp sunny days, breathtaking scenery and tons of fresh powder make Elk Lake Resort a favorite destination for snowmobilers, cross country skiers or anyone wanting to catch a glimpse of what Central Oregon's backcountry has to offer. At your front door hundreds of miles of trails await that wind through several designated wilderness and national forest areas. Elk Lake Resort offers round trip Snowcat transportation for those without snowmobiles or skis and those who simply want a unique experience. After your daily excursion come relax in the historic Lodge where the full service bar and restaurant continues the commitment to serving only the highest quality food and beverage. Give the gift that will lead to unforgettable memories. Gift certificates for Cabin rental, Snowcat transportation, snowmobile rental or food/beverage are available by calling the Lodge at 541-480-7378.

Let Faith, Hope, & Charity Vineyards and Event Center host your holiday gathering this season! From company holiday parties, family get togethers and winter weddings, they are the perfect destination to make your event memorable. Make sure to check your loved ones off your list by purchasing a gift certificate, etched wine glasses and a wooden display box or one of their Wine Club memberships. Happy holidays from their family to yours. 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr., Terrebonne, 541-526-5075,

Give the gift of discovery with an annual membership to the Museum! For as little as $60, you’ll provide unmatched encounters with wildlife, opportunities to explore new exhibits and invitations to exclusive events, all while supporting a regional treasure. Visit or call 541382-4754 ext. 244 Hood Avenue Art is a premier fine art gallery in Sisters, representing the work of over 20 Central Oregon artists. Come see exhibits of highquality paintings, jewelry, pottery, metalwork, woodcraft, book art, and more. Our artists offer many personalized services such as commissions, portraits, customized fabrication and classes. Several times a year, the gallery is host to salon-style music and theatre events in support of local nonprofit organizations. 357 W. Hood Ave., Sisters 541-719-1800,

Hospice of Redmond 33rd Annual Festival of Trees will be held on Saturday, December 3 at the Deschutes Co. Fairgrounds & Expo Center. The Festival of Trees is a benefit for Hospice of Redmond programs. The Festival opens on Saturday morning at 10am and is free to the public. The daytime event features family activities including viewing of creatively decorated trees, children's games in the Kid's Corner, a hospitality table with holiday cookies, live entertainment by local singers and dance troops, raffles and holiday shopping and, of course, visits with Santa. The formal ticketed Gala Event & Auction opens its doors at 5pm. The evening event features local band, Burnin' Moonlight, hors d'oeuvres by Tate and Tate, a silent auction and raffles. The Festival culminates in the exciting live auction of the decorated trees. 541-548-7483, Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | December 2016


Holiday Gift Guide Give the gift of Culture and Exploration of other countries! Invest and enrich your life through travel this holiday seaon. Take a spouse, friend, children or grandchildren or the whole family and give memories that will last a lifetime. Land Tours, Safaris, River Cruises or Ocean Cruises, the WORLD awaits. Call Renee from J R Price Travel to start planning now! 541-419-9837 or part of the KHM Travel Network with over 300 suppliers of travel

Launching manymoons has been a dynamic collaboration growing out of a core idea that commerce can have conscience. We are committed to promoting original products of our own creation, or others, that can further our mission of changing the way the world works, even if just by a little. Exclusively featuring the work of watercolor artist Tom Meret, we invite you to join us and experience commerce with conscience. Find unique gifts for the holidays and enjoy 10 percent off your first purchase at Use coupon code: WELCOME/CA&E Give the gift that keeps on giving with a gift certificate to the Old Mill District. Splurge on goodies from cooking classes to sunset dinners, flip flops to puffy coats, kayak rentals to handmade jewelry. Gift Certificates are redeemable at all Old Mill District restaurants, stores galleries, Regal Cinemas and the Ticket Mill. Old Mill District | Bend 18 December 2016 |

Give beautiful works of art by supporting this brand new gallery in Sisters. Vernon Haskie, Navajo, Mediterranean Coral and Sterling Silver Bracelet are now available at Raven Makes Gallery. Vernon is the most honored and award winning Native American artist of the last twenty years. This master is an exceptional family man with many years ahead of him for creating some of the finest jewelry that the Southwest has to offer. Raven Makes Gallery is honored to present his works in the Pacific Northwest. 182 E Hood Ave, Sisters, 541-719-1182 Red Chair is a membership gallery with over thirty artists. During the month of December they donate 10 percent of all sales to Bethlehem Inn, a local organization that assists those who are experiencing homelessness. At the gallery, Red chair is sure to have a lot of ideas to help you put a check mark by many of the names on your holiday gift list. Those in the gallery are all local artists creating art from paintings to ceramics or photographs, glass work both for ornamentation or function, wood work, scarves, jewelry, mosaics, ornaments, fountains and sculpture in both ceramic and metal. If it’s art, it is probably at Red Chair Gallery. 103 NW Oregon Ave., in the heart of downtown Bend 541-306-3176

Do you love to make exquisite, handmade items? Whether you are an expert or an explorer, Stitchin'Post and Twigs Gallery welcomes you to come in and enjoy the most beautiful fabrics, yarns, local fibers, art supplies, and home goods available. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the quilter, artist or maker in your life, there are also gift cards available. 311 W Cascade St., Sisters, 541-549-6061

Summer Lake Hot Springs, about two hours SE of Bend is the gem of the Oregon Outback. The perfect romantic get away from the holiday hype. Soothe yourself in natural hot mineral water heated directly from the earth below. The water travels miles in the earth being heated and picking up various minerals along the way before it reaches the surface as artesian springs. Their cozy and unique cabins are heated with the same hot water being piped through the floor as radiant floor heat. Come experience the healing and soothing waters of Summer Lake. 41777 Hwy. 31, Paisley 541-943-3931,

We strive to bring diverse tastes together using high quality farm ingredients blended with a comfortable casual décor. Our “restaurant for everyone” offers just that – something for everyone. Whether enjoying our house made soups, healthy salads, appetizers, favorite comfort foods or grilled steaks and seafood, their fresh ingredients stand out in each of our dishes. Offering a full service bar, a selection of Northwest micro beers and a broad selection of great value Northwest wines, come celebrate the holidays at The Phoenix. Special menus for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve! Gift Certificates available. 594 NE Bellevue Dr., 541-317-0727,

Every year Tumalo Art Co. artists create tiny, original fine art—an uncommon gift for everyone on your list! They are displayed on our sparkly, white trees beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Our "Winter Salon" show, opening December 2, offers slightly larger artwork. Jewelry in five distinctively different styles, ceramics, turned wood with natural edges, and hand-blown glass are all perfect for giving too. GIVE ART! Tumalo Art Co. is located in the heart of the Old Mill District and is open 7 days a week. 541-385-9144;

Find a truly unique gift for the holidays at Willow Lane's Winter Market December 10 & 11. Shop from 20 Central Oregon artists who make jewelry, fine art, fibers and more. Sip on drinks made by Twist Cocktail Catering and munch on food from Bad Boys Barbecue. Shop local for the holidays! December 10, 10-6 December 11, 11-5 400 SE Second St., Ste 2. Bend, 541-410-9225

Shop Local! Go Native! From November 1-December 22 the visit the Museum for all of your holiday shopping needs. Featuring Original Art by Warm Springs artists, find Pendleton Woolens, huckleberry goodies and more! Extended hours for all of your gift giving needs. Open Tuesday—Saturday 9am-6pm. 2189 Hwy. 26, Warm Springs 541-553-3331, Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | December 2016





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1.Ed Green and a friend 2. Liz Rink, Steve Hess, Barb Hess 3. Bill Buchanan, Paul Buchanan, Dave and Cece Buchanan 4. Lisa Dobey and Don Stevens 5. Ruth Shilling and Marla Hacker 6. Peter Grube and Dave Rink







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8. Linda Heisserman and Sue Manley 9. Karen Bandy 10. Pat Clark, Lloyd McMullen, Patty Freeman-Martin, Julie Winters 11. Lise Hoffman-McCabe, Donna Nash, and Dee McBrien 12. Sophia Uchiyama, Hayden Martin, and Zack Dean 13. Danica Curtright, Susan Luckey Higdon, David Kinker, Shelli Walters, Danae Bennett-Miller


Enjoy the warmth of holiday art

Dee McBrien-Lee

A partner artist at the Red Chair Gallery, Dee has painted since childhood and today paints primarily in acrylics focused on contemporary and abstract works.

Linda Swindle

Kaycee Anseth

An artist of large-scale collage, fine art prints and art cards. The collages are composed completely of small pieces of magazine and use imagery of animals of the Pacific Northwest.

Terry Gloeckler

A Central Oregon watercolor painter that enjoys and employs vivid color and spontaneity in her work. Texture is an added element that enhances her bright and often whimsical paintings. More of her work can be seen at Red Chair Gallery in Bend.

A local professor at COCC, Terry transforms the assemblage of mixed media: gauche, acrylic, pencil, charcoal and ink...this is what makes Terry Gloeckler’s work sing: emotional, mental and


physical exploration of an idea, feeling, surface or material. December 2016 |


Megan Marie Myers

Joanie Callen A Red Chair Gallery artist, Joanie is making beautiful mosaic and handmade decorations for your Christmas tree or more.

Susan Busik Megan specializes in acrylic paintings, pen and ink drawings and hand painted murals. Megan’s artwork explores

Susan Busik grew up in Sisters

landscapes that are intimate, yet epic and inspired by

and resides in Bend. Her current

real places in the Pacific Northwest and a bit beyond. Her



reflect the magic reality of

work embodies companionship, protection, wilderness and

noted Hispanic authors such

loving each other.

as Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Her art of

Taylor Rose

over-scale, brightly colored dahlias, poppies, birds and other subjects features the traditional, intricate designs and patterns of Mexico.

Shelly Wierzba A working oil painter in Bend, spends a lot of time painting in plein air (on location). She feels blessed to have the opportunity to observe the greatness of nature and the human spirit and to be able to express Taylor Rose created the illustration First Tracks, First

Cast in collaboration with Deschutes Brewery for the 2015 Jubelale label. She created a piece that represented what she loves most about Bend and for her that’s bundling up for winter hikes and fly fishing. Rose received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the New Hampshire Institute of Art and currently lives, works and plays in Bend as a freelance illustrator and crafter.

that in paint. She is represented by the Red Chair Gallery in Bend.

Nancy Hoyt Jewelry making has been her absolute passion for over forty years. Nancy says she was born with an innate desire to create. "I do all the design and creation of the jewelry pieces myself, from the first rough sketch to the finished piece of jewelry."

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23 Creates Commerce with Conscience Local Entrepreneurs Transform Fine Arts into Beautiful Items, While Supporting to Preserve the Ojibwe Native American Language.


ocal start-up manymoons. net revolves around Bend resident Marjorie MeretCarmen’s belief that, “...if small businesses would take on even one of society’s injustices by earmarking as little as 5 percent of profits toward making a difference, the ripple effect could go a long way.” So, the concept of Commerce with Conscience was initiated and was born. “We chose to support the Ojibwe language preservation projects out of gratitude to Dale Shalefoe, a member of the Ojibwe tribe who owned the website, for ‘gifting’ it to us when we informed him of our intention to help repair social injustices that go back many generations.” The idea grew out of Marjorie’s extensive collection of her father, Tom Meret’s watercolors; works that were scheduled for public exhibition in New York in 1971, the year of tragic auto accident and his death a few months prior to the opening.   “We canceled the show. There would be no more paintings and we didn’t want to sell the collection we had, “ Meret-

Carmen said. The work remained largely unknown until a few years ago when she had some of the watercolors produced as greeting cards for family and friends. Someone remarked that what a great jigsaw puzzle these images could be and Crystal Wright came up with a prototype for the puzzles and two sets of notecards. There is even a coloring book in the works. “Seeing my father’s art going public 40+ years later warms my soul,” said Meret-Carmen, realizing the paintings are finally able to be seen and enjoyed beyond her Touchmark apartment. Launching has been a dynamic collaboration between Meret-Carmen, Kristi Miller, Barbara Rich and Dan and Crystal Wright of Bend Internet Solutions. Said Rich, “We are committed to promoting original products of our own creation or others’ that can further our mission of changing the way the world works, even if just by a little.”



Deadline Approaching for Submissions for Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show

he seventh annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show will return on Thursday, January 12, 2017 for two runway shows: one at 6pm (all ages welcome) and one at 8:30pm (21 and over) at The Midtown Ballroom in Bend. Rooted in a love of fashion, an appreciation of art and a passion for the planet, the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is an annual fundraising event for REALMS Magnet School. Started in 2010, this fundraiser features two eclectic, wearable art runway shows (one that features local students), a live auction of runway garments, a silent auction comprised of local sustainable donations, a pop up “marketplace,” featuring sustainable, creative products from local artists, local food (food trucks providing a variety of dinner choices) and drink.


We invite you to visit, headquartered in Bend and experience commerce with conscience this holiday shopping season.

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The runway showcases both adult and student designers of all ages from Central Oregon. “Rubbish Renewed is the perfect vehicle to help people make their unconscious decisions more conscious,” said Amy Anderson, event coproducer. “It’s so exciting to see our community bringing new life and creativity to all the stuff we are so accustomed to getting rid of.” Past year’s audience members have seen models clad in everything from old blue tarps, empty paella rice bags, gift cards and even speaker wires and car upholstery. Rubbish Renewed is currently accepting runway submissions for the 2017 show, deadline is December 2. For submission information and other event information go to Tickets will be on sale in December through the Rubbish Renewed website.




classes locally, nationally and in France and Italy. She has several articles published in the mixed-media magazine Cloth-Paper-Scissors and has a self-published book, Watercolor Journeys, which is a helpful guide for watercolor enthusiasts.

rtists Helen Brown and Jacqueline Newbold of the High Desert Art League are featured at Broken Top Club for the holidays. Helen’s watercolor paintings in this exhibit are part of her series honoring Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery's 1804-06 expedition to find a Northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean. Of particular interest to Helen are scenes the explorers may have encountered west of the Continental Divide. Jacqueline loves to explore creative ways to incorporate mixed media into her art and enjoys capturing a moment in time with her colorful paintings. She teaches watercolor and art journaling

In addition to the High Desert Art League, both artists are members of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Helen is a member of the Tumalo Art Co. in Bend's Old Mill District, while Jacqueline's work can be seen at the Red Chair Gallery in downtown Bend. Exhibit is December 15.






upporting the Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO), Dr. Sue Dougherty, a local vet and owner of Bend Veterinary Specialties, put together a group of local artists and craftspeople to do a holiday art sale with all of the artists donating part of their sales to HSCO at the Bend Outlet Mall on December 10 and 11. "As a veterinary internal medicine specialist I see and care for a wide cross section of the dogs and cats in Bend," shares Dr. Dougherty. "The Humane Society of Central Oregon is a gem of an organization and the people of Bend love and support it. As veterinarians at Bend Veterinary Specialists we do work with the HSCO regularly and support their mission to do the best for the animals in their charge. I have been a spokesperson for Measure 100 Save Endangered Animals Oregon on the ballot in November.

"Holiday Tails was put together to support HSCO and to showcase the many amazing local artists with a deep love for animals and nature in our community." An impression list of local artists who are donating to the fair include: Sue Dougherty - Offleash Photography Christine Crosby - Sunlight Inspirations Paul Bianchina - Woodworking Cheryl Chapman - Silly Dog Art Glass Wendy Scholz - Wood-Cut Ornaments Robin Fallon - Homemade Jams & Pickles Stephanie Morris - Desert Sage Goat Soaps Kristin Shields - Textiles to Mixed Media Art Sarah Hansen - Watercolors on Re-Purposed Recycled Plexiglas Kristina Cyr - Cyr Photographics Anna McDonald - Bee Golden Jewelry Kristin Wolter - Fleece Dog Toys

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All of the galleries/businesses listed in this section will be open CASCADE for First Friday Art Walk, from 5-8pm. (Red Chair is 5-9pm) See the CascadeAE App for map of galleries

Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin Paintings by inmates of Oregon correctional institutions to benefit the Ugandan orphan children of Otino Waa Children’s Village. The exhibit continues through January 1, 2017. In 2002, Carol and Bob Higgins, former Bend school teachers and then missionaries, responded to pleas for the rescue of orphans from the continuing violence of the Lord’s Revolutionary Army (LRA). The Higgins, assisted by the local community, sheltered and aided 78 orphans of the northern Ugandan conflict in Lira, Uganda, now home to the village. Recognizing the need for on-going care for the rescued orphans, the Higgins created Otino Waa Children’s Village in 2003. Approximately 300 children now receive food, clothing, housing, education and spiritual support with the assistance of Bridget and Steve Hurry, in-country directors, plus native Ugandans, dedicated employees, volunteers, and worldwide beneficiaries. In residence, the children attend primary, secondary and vocational school, with some graduates continuing to higher education or skilled work.

103 NW Oregon Avenue Bend, OR 97703 541.306.3176 Open Every Day

Visions of Hope (VOH) directed by Dale and Sandy Russell in Bend, supports Otino Waa by joining its children and Oregon correctional institution inmates. In its seventh year, VOH, a volunteer organization, sells art generously created and offered by inmates statewide as a fund raiser for the village children. Franklin Crossing, during December, exhibits and sells this art with all proceeds benefiting the children. Unique in the world, Visions of Hope exemplifies the impact of individuals on lives of others. As noted by Dale Russel, “In a gentle way, art can change the world.” For additional information contact Visions of Hope, Dale Russell, at, 541-420-6611 Billye Turner, art consultant, curates the Franklin Crossing displays with info at A6 Studio & Gallery 550 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 180, 541-330-8759 In 1832, JMW Turner famously strode into the Royal Academy and with one deft stroke of red paint, catapulted his painting above the rest of the exhibit. According to his rival, John Constable, (Turner) has been here and fired a gun.” Turner’s tale provided inspiration for A6’s December exhibit, Red. Showcasing original prints by A6 member artists, the show is a combination of dense, saturated color studies and exercises in restraint. As A6 founder Patricia Clark noted, “In art, red is a color caution…but at times a surprise and delight, when it works.” Juried by Kiel Fletcher of OSU-Cascades art department, Red is an interesting exploration of the power and properties of color. According to Executive Director Dawn Boone, “A6’s artist members work in a wide range of printmaking processes, so the exhibit reflects this variety.” Red includes etchings, collagraphs, monotypes and woodcuts. Several new and long-standing A6 members are represented in the exhibit: Paula Bullwinkle, Sharon Campbell, Patricia Clark, Jean Harkin, Gin Laughery, Helen Loeffler, Jane Quale, Adell Shetterly, Jenny Smith, Sue Trewartha-Papanic, and Julie

Stephanie Stanley


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Open 11-5:30,Tues - Sat and First Friday Art Walk in a 2nd story loft located in the heart of the...

Winter. Admission is free to the A6 Gallery. The exhibit is available for viewing during regular gallery hours: Mondays-Fridays 10-7pm, Saturdays 10-6pm and Sundays 12-5pm. Cascade | Sotheby’s 821 NW Wall St. 541-549-4653, Featuring work from Artist Megan Marie Myers. Megan is a Bend based artist specializing in acrylic paintings, pen and ink drawings and hand painted murals. Megan’s artwork explores landscapes that are intimate, yet epic and inspired by real places in the Pacific Northwest and a bit beyond. Her work embodies companionship, protection, wilderness and loving each other. Please join us to meet this exceptional artist and enjoy complimentary appetizers and wine. City Walls at City Hall 710 NW Wall St., City Walls at City Hall, an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission, exhibition featuring the works of artists from the Cascade Camera Club. The new exhibit showcases work of 18 local artists. The photography includes outdoor scenes f rom around Central Oregon. The Cascade Camera Club, serving Central Oregon, was established in 1947. The club is dedicated to stimulating interest in photography and improving the photographic skills of its members. Activities include educational programs and critiques of member images. The show opens at a public reception with the artists f rom 5-7pm on First Friday. Thru March 2017.

COSAS NW 115 NW Minnesota Ave., 512-289-1284 Mexican folk art, Latin American textiles and David Marsh furniture. Desperado Boutique Old Mill District, 330 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541-749-9980 Featuring Bend artist Barbara Slater who is inspired by the “out west” way of life and cowboy culture with a touch of city glitz. Painting oils with energy and spirit, this artist’s pigmentation is rich and succulent, while her brushwork is bold and responsive. EverBank 5 NW Minnesota Ave. Artwork by SageBrushers artist Leslie Thomas. Feather’s Edge Finery 113 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-306-3162 Our shop features functional, well crafted, handmade goods from Bend & beyond. We always have fun, new items featured for First Friday.

Winter Salon

Small art & original tiny fine art ornaments, jewelry, glass, ceramics and more. Made with love by your favorite artists. .


Opens during First Friday Featuring Works by

Gallery Walk December 2, 4-8pm

Local Artists and Quality Framing 834 NW BROOKS STREET • BEND 541-382-5884 •

A Fine Art GAllery

Old Mill District Open

Everyday 541 385-9144

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DECEMBER 2 Jeffrey Murray Photography 118 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-325-6225 Jeffrey Murray Photography features American landscape and fine art images captured by Bend nature photographer, Jeffrey Murray. Visit and enjoy a visual adventure of illuminating light and captivating panoramas from scenes in Central Oregon and across North America. John Paul Designs Custom Jewelry + Signature Series 1006 NW Bond St. Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals. Junque in Bloom 50 SE Scott St. SageBrushers artist Sheri Crandall. Karen Bandy Design Jeweler 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 5 541-388-0155 Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy is Central Oregon’s only national/international award-winning jewelry designer, specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and always very wearable. They fit the Central Oregon lifestyle, are made for each individual personally, and are always one-of-a-kind. Bandy is also an abstract painter. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30-5 First Fridays, and by appointment at other times. 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. Working studio / gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday.


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Please Send First Friday Submissions to no later than December 12 for the January issue.


Mary Medrano Gallery 25 NW Minnesota Ave, #12 Stop into this cozy studio and gallery space just above Thump Coffee. Mary will be showing her latest work along with a sneak peak at a dog book that is in the works which will feature 50 dog paintings accompanied by short stories written from the dogs' perspectives by Ed Funk. Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107 Featuring Troy Collins in a solo exhibition titled Bold Strokes. Come by the gallery for the visual delight of Troy’s beautiful new paintings, to meet the artist and listen to live jazz performed by Rich Hurdle and Friends. Oxford Hotel 10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436 Susan Busik’s vivid and polychromatic acrylic paintings through the New Year celebration, closing January 2. The artist will be present at the champagne opening on First Friday. Busik’s whimsical and bold paintings celebrate her Latina heritage with images of over-scale Madonna’s and forests glowing with a full moon, lighting darting hummingbirds. The art also features boldly hued flowers and traditional colorful, spiraling patterns of intricate dots representing spiritual energy surrounding all creation. Busik, largely a self-taught artist, painstakingly learned the complexity of folk art design and color. Her perseverance yielded a fearless painter, joyously sharing her history with admirers. The hotel lobby remains open during all hours. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the Oxford Hotel exhibition schedule with information at Pave Jewelry. 101 NW Minnesota Ave SageBrushers artists during November. Come join us for a view of Central Oregon from an art perspective.

Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176 During December, Red Chair Gallery is donating ten percent of sales to The Bethlehem Inn, an organization that provides temporary shelter to those experiencing homelessness. Please come help make this, the fifth year of donating to The Inn, the best year so far! During December featuring two local artists and a smattering of Red Chair painters. Stephanie Stanley will debut her new Collection entitled Home. The collection shows a fresh colorful new design for table runners, and has been two years in the planning and making. The new work uses hand stitching, plying, color work and embellishment techniques such as beadwork to create new colorful table runners to make you smile. Stephanie has been a weaver for more than 25 years and is able to employ many techniques, tools and processes to create just the right effect. Her popular scarves, shawls and ponchos will be available as well. Helen Bommarito believes that one’s daily life is enriched by using objects that are artistic and made by human hand. She creates one-of-a-kind mugs, bowls, vases, and even tea spoons using fine porcelain clay and decorates them with etched designs or hand drawn whimsical figures. Her inspiration may come from the complex simplicity of Japanese arts and philosophy, where a seemingly simple form or gesture is the distillation of much thought and experience. Or, it may come from the young children she teaches. In her jewelry, natural stones, pearls, crystals, handmade porcelain pieces and sterling silver all feature in a variety of combinations in earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Artists have been invited to create works for the wall that are 12” X 12” or less, come see the variety of works they have created for your Christmas gift giving. Red Chair also has its annual handmade ornaments decorating the tree for you to buy to give or enjoy on your own tree during the season.

Sage Custom Framing and Gallery 834 NW Brooks Street, 541-382-5884, For December and January, Sage Custom Framing and Gallery is featuring a selection of Small Works. This is a group show with many local artists participating, in a wide range of media, styles and subject matter. Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond Street Bend Carissa Glenn, 541-312-2001 Artist Charlene Santucci Mountains and Mysteries. Surrounded by working artists her entire life, acrylic painter, Charlene Santucci, an elementary art teacher comes from a family with several generations of artists and teachers. Along with studying fine art in college and graduate school, she has travelled to more than 20 countries with performing arts teams. Tumalo Art Company Old Mill District 541-385-9144 Winter Salon show featuring small works in all media, subject matter and styles. And, every holiday season our artists create tiny, original fine art that is displayed on sparkly, white trees so that you can easily find oneof-a-kind gifts. Jewelry in five distinctively different styles, ceramics, turned wood with natural edges, hand-blown glass and sculpture round out our collection of hand-made, custom works that are perfect for giving. Many of artists also have an array of fine art reproductions available. The Wine Shop, 55 NW Minnesota Ave. SageBrushers artists Sandra Carron Pam Fortier and Michelle Oberg.

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Submit Exhibit info to by December 12 for the January issue.


Bend Senior Center 1600 SE Reed Market Rd. Artwork by SageBrushers Art Society artists. Blue Spruce Pottery 20591 Dorchester E., 541-382-0197, Come shop Blue Spruce Pottery’s large selection of handmade pottery. The studio will be open each Friday and Saturday through Dec.23. 10 am – 4 pm, closed Christmas Eve. Broken Top Club 62000 Broken Top Drive 541-383-8200 Artists Helen Brown and Jacqueline Newbold of the High Desert Art League are featured at Broken Top Club for the holidays. Thru December 15. Helen’s watercolor paintings in this exhibit are part of her series honoring Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery's 1804-06 expedition to find a Northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean. Of particular interest to Helen are scenes the explorers may have encountered west of the Continental Divide. Jacqueline loves to explore creative ways to incorporate mixed media into her art and enjoys capturing a moment in time with her colorful paintings. She teaches watercolor and art journaling classes locally, nationally and in France and Italy. She has several articles published in the mixed-media magazine Cloth-Paper-Scissors and has a self-published book, Watercolor Journeys, which is a helpful guide for watercolor enthusiasts. Both artists are members of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Helen is a member of the Tumalo Art Co. in Bend's Old Mill District, while Jacqueline's work can be seen at the Red Chair Gallery in downtown Bend. Circle of Friends Art & Academy 19889 Eighth St., 541-706-9025 Winter Flurries juried exhibition. December 2–24. Reception to honor the accepted artists, photographers and artisans on Saturday, December 3 from 1–4pm. For its first annual open juried exhibition, COFA is thrilled to offer amazing paintings, photographs and 3-dimensional works by Central Oregon artists. COFA will be transitioning from a privately owned gallery to a juried membership organization displaying art in an established gallery space. Plans are in the works to make general and tiered level memberships available to all two and three dimensional artists working in Oregon. Artists from outside the state may also apply to be juried for membership. Beginning in January/February, COFA will be changing our name to the Circle of Friends Art Association or COFAA. Applications for the juried membership will be available by early-February 2017. Des Chutes Historical Museum 129 NW Idaho Ave.,, 541-389-1813 Winter Comes: Oregon’s Nordic Ski History exhibit details the strong influence of the Scandinavian culture that pushed Central Oregon to the forefront of Nordic skiing in the early 1920s. The 1,200 square foot, interactive exhibit features oral histories from sons and daughters of ski pioneers, the history of Nordic skiing, as well as reproductions of past skiing equipment and clothing to current technology. Thru November. DeWilde Art & Glass 321 SW Powerhouse, 541-419-3337. Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm Handmade stained glass windows, doors and hanging works of art. Eastlake Framing 1335 NW Galveston Ave. 541-389-3770, Dive underwater with two local underwater photographers. From rainbow trout to deep sea anemones, dive into the world of underwater photography with local photographers


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George Jolokai and Patrick Windsor. Exhibit thru December. High Desert Museum 59800 S Hwy. 97 The Buzzsaw Sharks of Long Ago, featuring the artwork of Ray Troll. This exhibit combines science, art and humor to explore an ancient predator, the Helicoprion or buzzsaw shark, that lurked in oceans that once covered parts of the west and southwest over 250 million years ago. Thru April 2017. Exhibition featuring a collection of 47 works by Ansel Adams (1902-1984). Called The Museum Set, these works reveal the importance Adams placed on the drama and splendor of nautral environments that might not, to the ordinary passing hiker, have revealed their secrets. Thru January 8, 2017. Smokejumpers: Firefighters from the Sky thru February 12, 2017. Looking Glass Imports & Café 150 NE Bend River Mall Dr., # 260 541-225-5775, Winter Fun featuring artists and photographers from throughout Central Oregon. The exhibition opens December 3 and continues thru February 3, 2017. Looking Glass Imports & Cafe offers multi-media arts and crafts, classes and events, a café and a beautiful patio area. The café is home to bi-monthly art exhibitions featuring many award-winning artists and photographers Old Ironworks 50 Scott Street,, Sparrow Bakery, Stuart's of Bend, The Workhouse, Cindercone Clay Center, The Cube and Cement Elegance. Special Last Saturday, December 31, 6-10pm. Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950 Featuring Ken Roth paintings.The gallery is dedicated to exhibiting fine art that explores the therapeutic connection between human creativity and the healing arts. Art has the rare ability to mend social, psychological, and physical ills by building community, inspiring change and celebrating life. These rotating displays are intended to feature artwork that speaks to our larger community and our desire to educate, enlighten, empower and cultivate caregivers, families and patients alike. Rodes-Smithey Studio 19007 Innes Market Rd., 541-280-5635 Showing mixed media, paintings, metalwork and sculpture from Randy and Holly Smithey. SageBrushers Art Society 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend, 541-617-0900 Affordable Art Show. It’s a big blow out sale with everything $50 or less! St. Charles Medical Center - Bend 2500 NE Neff Rd., 541-382-4321, The talented group of artists of the High Desert Art League has a multi-faceted array of artwork featured at Bend’s St. Charles Medical Center thru December. This group of professional artists creates artwork that spans a wide variety of media and subjects. All of these artists create paintings that are inspired by nature. MaryLea Harris paints acrylic abstracts on canvas and Vivian Olsen specializes in watercolor portraits of wild animals. Barbara Slater and Joren Traveller use oils to paint both animals and landscapes, and Janice Rhodes works with wax-based Encaustics. The Wild’s 30 SW Century Dr., #120 Solo exhibit by Lisa Marie Sipe. November 2 - December 31. Opening reception Thursday, December 1, 4-6pm Hot wax and vibrant color heat up The Wild’s where local artist Lisa Marie Sipe shows her encaustic monotypes. Unitarian Universalist Church 61980 Skyline Ranch Road. Linus Pauling Gallery Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon introduces the lovely exhibit space within currently featuring the works On Paper of ten artists including Amy Wilhelm, Breezy Winters, Curtis Hudson, Elizabeth Burger, Helen Brown, Janie McMahon, Michelle Lundblom, Robyn Cochrane-Raglan, Sue Wilhelm and Toni Morris.

Pottery Embraces Helen Bommarito


elen Bommarito met clay while in college. She received her art degree from University of Washington in Seattle and spent two more years studying ceramics and jewelry design at the University of Texas, Austin. She practiced her art but eventually life intervened: and pottery was put on the back burner. “I never ever thought of it as quitting pottery. It was a part of me and I knew I would come back to it eventually. After about twnety years of operating my own music agency managing and promoting Irish musicians, I decided I was finished enabling other people’s art. Now it was time to get back to my own.” When she moved to Bend, Helen found a studio space and became a founding member, and eventually president, of the Clay Guild of the Cascades. And she made pottery. Lots of pottery. “Growing up in Seattle, there was plenty of Asian influence all around. I’d spend hours at

Seattle Art Museum and was especially moved by the Japanese art there.”


It comes through into her pottery, in the elegant simplicity of design, the use of Asian style Shino and Celadon glazes and in her jewelry with the use of pearls and other natural materials. “I believe that when you reach a certain level of skill in your work, you need to pass along your knowledge to others.” She now teaches community learning pottery classes at COCC. These endeavors have allowed her to explore more whimsical objects in earthenware and terra cotta. Helen’s art is meant to be used. “Life is always better when you live with art around you,” she professes. “It is my hope that the users of my art pieces will enjoy them often and that they come to regard them as warm and familiar friends to return to again and again.” Helen’s pottery and jewelry can be seen at Red Chair Gallery in Bend. She is a featured artist for December.

Mockingbird Unveils Bold Strokes


ockingbird Gallery will feature Troy Collins in a solo exhibition titled Bold Strokes on First Friday, December 2 from 5-9pm. Come by the gallery for the visual delight of Troy’s beautiful new paintings, to meet the artist and listen to live jazz performed by Rich Hurdle and Friends. The exhibit will continue through December.

style for which he is known. He studies and paints the landscape – especially aspens – in every season.

Troy paints colorful landscapes in a distinctive, highly textured style using paint applied with a palette knife and brush. His painting style focuses on vibrant color and the effect that light and shadow have on his subject. His technique of combining vibrant colors with textured application results in bold and abstract landscapes—a loose, impressionistic

As unabashed and free-spirited as a seasoned impressionist can hope to become, Troy has channeled his inspiration toward a “complete visual experience.”

Each piece is usually a composite of a number of different elements: photographs, memories, studies and the view out his studio window, which “is full of aspens and cottonwoods, and all kinds of amazing color.”

Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St. 541 388 2107 Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | December 2016


Getting Ready for the Holidays with Savory Spice Black Onyx Peppermint Mug Cake Just in time for the holiday season, and so easy to make, try the Black Onyx Peppermint Mug Cake. It's so delicious, beware, your guests may just ask for seconds!

This Test Kitchen Approved recipe has been tested for accuracy. Ingredients 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 3 Tbsp. Peppermint Vanilla Bean Sugar 1 Tbsp. Dutch Cocoa Powder 1 Tbsp. Black Onyx Cocoa Powder 1/4 tsp. baking powder Pinch Kosher Salt 3 Tbsp. milk 3 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil 1/4 tsp. Madagascar Vanilla Extract 1 1/2 Tbsp. chocolate chips

Directions In a microwave-safe mug, mix together all the dry ingredients. Mix in the wet ingredients until well incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips. Microwave for 90 seconds and let it sit for a few minutes to cool slightly before enjoying. Serving Suggestion: Dust with powdered sugar or top with fruit, whipped cream or ice cream. Yields 1 serving

Want to spice it up with something different? Want to try some different flavor combinations? Try replacing the sugar and cocoa powders with one of the following options: 2 Tbsp. Dutch or Natural Cocoa Powder + 3 Tbsp. Vanilla Bean Sugar 2 Tbsp. Dutch or Natural Cocoa Powder + Black Onyx Chocolate Sugar 2 Tbsp. Mayan Cocoa + 3 Tbsp. Vanilla Bean Sugar + 1/4 tsp. Cayenne 2 Tbsp. Mexican Cocoa + 3 Tbsp. Vanilla Bean Sugar + 1/4 tsp. Ceylon Cinnamon


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Savory Spice Old Mill District, 375 SW Powerhouse Dr #110 541-306-6855

Woodworking & Fabric Art


Come Alive at Sunriver Area Library


ome and enjoy locally crafted art in Sunriver during this holiday season! Two local artists will exhibit their work at the Sunriver Area Library. Donna Rice creates aweinspiring fabric wall art, while Greg Cotton works in wood to produce beautiful, yet practical pieces. GREG COTTON - WOODWORKING As a geometry teacher for many years, Greg is intrigued by angles and the many different designs created when joining them together. A long time fan of M. C. Escher and his three-dimensional drawings, Greg often taught his students how to draw Escher’s interlocking figures or tessellations. Greg loves the problem solving and logistics

SISTERS EXHIBITS Artists’ Gallery Sunriver

57100 Beaver Dr. 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274 You can find some unique gifts for some very special people at the gallery. Although the gallery is open regularly during the holiday season, the best time to visit is the Second Saturday Celebration on December 10 from 4-6pm. The artists will be on hand to answer any questions and share wine, beer, and food. Why not have some fun while polishing off your gift shopping list—maybe even a little something from Santa to you?

Sunriver Library

56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080 During the holidays, two local artists will exhibit their work at the Sunriver Area Library. Donna Rice creates amazing fabric wall art, while Greg Cotton works in wood to produce beautiful, yet practical pieces. Visit the library during this three-month show thru January 28 and consider purchasing a unique gift for someone on your holiday list. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery

17600 Center Dr. Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery joins the festivities of the annual Traditions holiday celebration presenting artists Karen Bandy and Barbara Slater. The exhibit opens the gallery winter quarter through February 24, 2017.

The Wooden Jewel

57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-4151, Resident artist Michael Bryant is a gifted sculptor with a long list of accolades. He carves wildlife, people, and places from one solid pieces of fine wood. Michael does not use models or pictures only his personal vision from deep within. By incorporating innovative materials with her exceptional design sense, Sarah Graham creates jewelry that is unlike anything else: organic, textural, with a muted palate that is subtly feminine, yet substantial, unique, yet universal in its

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necessary to create a project in wood. He will spend many days visualizing and planning out the building process of the project before making the first cut. Greg and his wife, Nancy, live in Sunriver and you may have seen his artwork displayed at the Artists’ Gallery Sunriver, the Sunriver Art Faire or the Traditions Holiday Marketplace in Sunriver. DONNA RICE - FABRIC ART As a child Donna was inspired by her grandmother’s and her mother’s talent for knitting, sewing and hand/machine work. To this day, Donna keeps returning to fiber as a touchstone. Her artistic journey has taken her from sewing bed quilts to creating enjoyable, meaningful and interesting fiber art. The creative process is what Donna enjoys the most and her work has been recognized by awards at local, and regional competitions.

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Saturday, Dec. 10th 4-6pm Saturday, Nov. 12th 4-6 pm Wine/Beer,Wine/Beer, Hors d’oeuvres & Meet The Artists Hors d’oeuvres & Meet the Artists! Hours: 10am to 5pm (closed Tuesdays)

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Village at Sunriver, Bldg. 19 541.593.4382

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Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery Presents A FINE ART EXHIBITION


unriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery joins the festivities of the annual Traditions holiday celebration presenting artists Karen Bandy and Barbara Slater. The exhibit opens the gallery winter quarter through February 24, 2017. In the upper gallery, oil painter Slater exhibits endearing barnyard animals with soulful gazes and playful natures. Her subjects include a cavorting young goat, a bear with tongue protruding perhaps tasting honey just consumed, cows with emotive, kind eyes and a menagerie of charming creatures. The artist’s devotion to animals began while growing up on her grandfather’s rich farmland in the Eden Valley in Utah where irritated heifers would finally herd her away from their baby calves. Though adoring animals and a gifted, lifetime painter, she began to paint her beloved subjects in earnest only in 2008. Prior to that time, floral imagery was then her preferred subject and excellence in that genre garnered an invitation to participate in the prestigious Richard Schmid Art Auction in Fort Collins, Colorado. Juried into four successive shows from 2008, the 2011 auctioneer elevated her image of back lighted grapes to the live auction. During this period, colorful roosters occasionally appeared in her art. Then, while accompanying friends on a farm visit in Fossil, Oregon, she encountered a dayold colt; childhood memories and the rich experience of the colt’s smell and soft coat compelled her to paint her first horse, The Youngster. Thus began the artist’s pursuit of Herefords in fields, multiple breeds of horses, iconographic sheep and an


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irresistible urge to paint portraits of these animal personalities. Now years and innumerable paintings later, her popular work commands commissions of family pets, prize-winning horses, lovely angora goats and “lots of God’s creatures.” A graduate of Utah State University with an art minor, and now over forty years of paintings in oil, her collectors range from California and Utah to Chicago and Colorado and back to Oregon. Yet, Slater notes, her search for the next entertaining subject and her desire to continually stretch her technique and maintain enthusiasm arises from a singular goal – her growth as an artist that continually serves to attract the muse. Exhibiting in the lower gallery is artist Karen Bandy. She studied drawing, design, painting, and sculpture at the University of Oregon and then began her earlier career in Portland in jewelry design. Upon her move to Bend in 1987, the unique beauty of her surroundings nurtured her desire to paint. The High Desert, its vast landscape filled with aromatic sage and juniper, pines and bitterbrush, fostered her exploration of painting in acrylic. However, it was her attraction to the desert’s “animals great and small,” that inspired her subject matter of expressionistic cottontails painted in soft pastel hues and magpies amidst vivid desert flowers. The grace and charm of its creatures express through her art. Sunriver Resort welcomes the public to the exhibition and to the Traditions celebration. Billye Turner, art consultant and gallery curator, provides additional exhibition information at 503780-2828 or


Artists’ Sunriver Gallery Urges You To KEEP CALM AND JINGLE ON


ust when you thought that you would never complete your holiday shopping list, the Artists’ Gallery of Sunriver has some advice for you.

KEEP CALM AND JINGLE ON You can find some unique gifts for some very special people at the gallery. Although the gallery is open regularly during the holiday season, the best time to visit is the Second Saturday Celebration on December 10 from 4-6pm. The artists will be on hand to answer any questions and share wine, beer and food. Why not have some fun while polishing off your gift shopping list— maybe even a little something from Santa to you? To help shoppers stay in the spirit of the season, the artists are featuring multiple art pieces with the color of red. Painter Bill Hamilton captures the crisp beauty of red cardinals in the wintery snow. But if snow isn’t your typical holiday scene, glass artist Marily Badger’s art piece featuring red flip flops may be just the ticket. Gourd artist Susan Harkness-Williams has incorporated beautiful red flowers into the detail of a gourd vessel. And speaking of flowers, nothing is more seasonal than a painting of beautiful red poinsettias by oil painter Bonnie Junell. Photographer Wa i s s m a n captured a bit of Sunriver’s own holiday traditionsa

horse drawn sleigh ride by the river. Painter Deni Porter demonstrates the whimsical nature of the holidays with her painting of a bear driving a red VW bug. Potter Peter Roussel provides a twist on the red theme with a beautifully textured and lidded vessel. For shoppers looking more to the practical, potter Diane Miyauchi displays bowls of various sizes with a rich red interior. And for that most special person on your list, jewelry artist, Karla Proud provides multiple pieces with red Oregon Sunstone gems that shine with the light of the season. Remember, KEEP CALM AND JINGLE ON.

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 57100 Beaver Dr. 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274


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SISTERS EXHIBITS Buffalo Horn Gallery

167 West Sister Park Dr. 541-549-9378 Featuring the work of Ted Lettkeman, Alix and Gary Lynn-Roberts, western oil painter.

Canyon Creek Pottery

310 North Cedar St., 541-390-2449 Fine handmade pottery by Kenneth G. Merrill made in Sisters.

Cha For The Finest Gallery

183 East Hood Ave. 541-549-1140 Fourth Friday Art Stoll in Sisters.

Clearwater Art Gallery

303 West Hood 541-549-4994 Fourth Friday Art Stroll December 23, 4-6 pm. Exploring Great Artists

Cowgirls & Indians Resale

160 SW Oak St., 541-549-6950 Ongoing exhibit, beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and art.

Hood Avenue Art

357 West Hood Ave. 541-719-1800 Featured Thru December: Small Wonders Exhibit. Gallery artists share small format works of all media, inviting art collectors to give the gift of art. Featured December 8: Fundraiser Concert by Jim Cornelius At Hood Avenue Art. Local artists donate their art as part of a fundraiser to benefit 11-yearold Ryan Benson of Sisters. Raffle tickets on sale now through the evening of December 8, $5 each or five for $20. All proceeds f rom raffle and concert door suggested donation go toward Ryan Benson's medical expenses.

Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery

222 West Hood Ave. 541-912-0732 Scott’s fabulous designs in metal prompt imagination and admiration, wide ranging decor with hints of other, more romantic eras, to a decidedly whirlwind love affair with the future.

The Jewel

221 West Cascade Ave. 541-549-9388 Ongoing exhibit, jewelry by Mary Jo Weiss.


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Jill’s Wild (tasteful!) Women Showroom

207 N Fir St 541-617-6078 Artwork, cards, giftware and ceramics.

Sisters Art Works

204 W Adams 541-420-9695 204 W Adams, 541-420-9695 M-F. 10am-5pm or by appointment. Holiday open house December 3. Fourth Friday Art Stroll in Sisters on December 23, 4-7pm.

Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop

252 W Hood Ave. 541-549-9552 Gallery open 11am-5pm daily, except Sunday, 12-5pm. Wildlife photographer, Doug Beall.

Studio Redfield

183 East Hood Ave 541-588-6332 Featuring hand-painted tiles ceramics, art cards, jewelry, abstract paintings and impressionistic landscapes, hand-painted mugs, bright decorative ceramics, wire baskets, tiled end tables, clay tribal masks by Lillian Pitt and chic organic jewelry by Kristin Cahill.

The Porch

243 N Elm St. 541-549-3287 Featuring Casey Gardner’s acrylic paintings.

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Elm & Hood Ave. 541 549-1529 Featuring the incomparable work of Lynn Rothan and 20 assorted artists, most local Central Oregon.


331 W Cascade St. 541-549-6061, Twigs proudly announces a show provided by the Central Oregon Textile Artists Collective during December, featuring local fiber artists & Stitchin¹ Post employees. There will be work as unique and individual as each artist. Come join the unique Fourth Friday Art Stroll which will be held Friday, December 23 from 4pm till 7pm.



Artists create bold new works in Central Oregon and connect with local communities.


aldera celebrates its 20th year of programming by announcing three dynamic and diverse groups of Artists in Residence (AiR). Every winter Caldera welcomes artists from around the world for month-long stays at its Arts Center on Blue Lake in Central Oregon. Residencies are awarded based on a competitive application process open to artists from all disciplines. They are a crucial part of the artistic process giving many artists time and space away from the distractions of daily life to focus on their craft. In 2017, residents will create new works in dance, sculpture, culinary arts, fiber arts, theatre, poetry, film and many other genres. AiR's are integrated into Caldera’s year-round youth program. Select AiR's will teach workshops or host presentations to middle and high school students in Central Oregon, including

a special week-long documentary film workshop in Warm Springs by Jamie Howell of Leavenworth, Washington. Howell’s residency is made possible by a collaboration between Caldera, BendFilm and The Museum at Warm Springs. This year, for the first time, Artists in Residence will provide free, public workshops in Sisters and Bend. Workshops will include memoir writing, arts for social activism, somatic poetry, and more. Maesie Speer, Caldera facilities program manager, says, “We are excited to expand the opportunities for Central Oregonians to engage with our artists who come from all over the country to be inspired by the place we call home. These artists are not only advancing their own work, but are deeply committed to teaching and engaging with community.” Caldera’s Artists in Residence

Program is one of the few in the nation that supports parent artists by allowing children and an additional caretaker to accompany an artist during their stay. Caldera Creative Director Elizabeth Quinn notes, “As a nonprofit committed to the development of young people, we see the support of parent artists as a natural extension of our work. It’s critical that our programs are as accessible as possible to all artists and supportive of their families.” The last Saturday of each month of residencies ( January 28, February 25 and March 25) the Caldera Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters) opens its doors to the public from 12:30–3:30pm for AiR Open Studios when Artists in Residence and youth share their work with the public through presentations and performances. This event is free and light refreshments will be served.

January & February AiR Lauren Chandler - Culinary Arts Shelby Davis - Sculpture Genevieve Hudson - Prose Dain Mergenthaler - Installation Tomas Moniz - Prose Kaj-anne Pepper - Performance Annesofie Sandal - Sculpture/video, Crystal Schenk - Sculpture Esperanza Cortes - Sculpture Michael Crenshaw - Music Christopher Kuhl - Performing Arts Rachel Mauser - Book Arts Jeanne Medina - Fiberarts/Performance Zoe Aja Moore- Theatre Dean Spade - Prose/Video/Activism Lindsay Wong - Prose

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Friends of Redmond Expanding Focus


he Friends of the Redmond Branch Library, a 501c3 nonprofit, announce the group will be doing business as Friends of Redmond Oregon or FORO. FORO will work to extend fundraising to include all of Redmond. As a part of this expanded fundraising, FORO has opened a second used bookstore to serve the community. The new bookstore, reBOOKS,” is located in the Redmond’s Bazaar at 531 NW Elm Street. The Friends opened reBOOKS for the following reasons: •To ensure that The Friends are able to continue their long history of raising funds through the sale of used books when the Redmond Library undergoes an extended period of renovation. •The Friends were notified that the Library will be taking over the current Bookshop space to better provide library services to meet the needs of growing community. •The limited space in the remodeled Redmond Library would no longer


meet the needs of the Redmond community for low-cost quality used books. The Friends wanted to broaden how they serve their community. Books, art and cards sold in reBOOKS raise funds which are exclusively used to support other organizations operating in Redmond. The Friends will continue to operate the Friends Bookshop until construction begins in the Redmond Library. Per a long standing commitment, all proceeds from sales in the Friends Bookshop will continue to support the Redmond Library. For the convenience of the public, prices at both reBOOKS and the Friends Bookshop are the same. Both locations will gladly accept donations of books, CDs and DVDs. Redmond’s Bazaar and reBOOKS hours of operation are: Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-6pm. The Friends Bookshop at 541-312-1060 or Redmond’s Bazaar at 541-548-1015.

Two on Tap Broadway Duo Dance Their Way into Redmond


he Redmond Community Concert Association (RCCA) series runs to April and consists of five performances and covers various genres including Broadway, Zydeco, light classical, a’cappella and a new holiday show. The season continues in early December with Two On Tap from Broadway who will entertain the audience with a holiday show of song and dance. Two on Tap brings audiences back in time to an era when couples like Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the silver screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography and unique musical arrangements all take center stage in three different two-act shows which have entertained tens of thousands worldwide!

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In February is Kristina Reiko Cooper, an internationally-acclaimed cellist who will perform both classical and contemporary music along with her pianist and percussionist. In March an a’cappella group, Women of the World, will perform original and folk music from around the world bringing the message of unity. The season will end on April 23 with Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a group of five musicians, performing fiery Cajun and Zydeco music along with beautiful ballads and waltzes. All performances are held on Sundays in the Performing Arts Theatre at Ridgeview High School in Redmond at both 2pm and 6:30pm. Tickets are $60 for adults, $25 for students, and $125 for families with children under 21. 541-350-7222

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CENTRAL OREGON EXHIBITS MADRAS / WARM SPRINGS Art Adventure Gallery 185 SW Fifth St. 541-475-7701. John Scheideman, Sharon Bean and Lynn Gasner. Opening reception is Thursday, December 1 from 5:30-7pm. The Museum at Warm Springs 2189 U.S. 26, 541-553-3331, Annual Warm Springs Tribal Youth Art Exhibits opens January 28-April 2, 2017.

PRINEVILLE A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum 246 N Main St., Prineville. 541-447-3715, Open Tuesday thru Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm. Ponderosa Pine Capital of the World exhibit anchors the new exhibit space in the expanded museum. It includes The Woods and The Mill, two full size areas that highlight the workers, tools and history of the trade. Native American exhibit brings history of the people and land of Crook County. Galerie Roger 727 NW Third Street, Prineville, 541-815-9857 December 9 Prineville businesses host the widely acclaimed Art Crawl. Displaying the work of 40+ artists including woodwork, photography, jewelry, watercolors, acrylics, art deco furniture and handmade scarves. Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.


The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Eagle Crest Resort 541-526-1185, Daily, 10am–5pm. Original oils, reproductions, classes, gift shop. The eclectic paintings of Austrian artist, Alfred A. Dolezal combine illuminant colors with alternative visions of reality. These contemporary oils on canvas examine the deeper meaning of life and tell a human interest story. Combining profound messages with thoughtprovoking imagery and evocative symbolism, they are much more than a painting. Juniper Brewing Company 1950 SW Badger Ave. #103 or 541-233-7300 Moments of Consequence, an amazing solo exhibition by artist Terry Solini. Thru January 6, 2017. Originally from the San Francisco area, Terry relocated to Oregon in 2003 and now resides in Redmond. After a career in telecommunications, Terry now paints full time producing works filled with recollections from places visited, lives touched and nature enjoyed. Self-taught, Terry has benefited from classes at City College of San Francisco. Terry is enjoying exploring Central Oregon and has been exhibiting his works at many local venues. He has previously exhibited his work at galleries in San Francisco and Auburn, California and Corvallis, Oregon. Maragas Winery Lattavo Gallery 15523 SW Hwy. 97, Culver, 541-546-5464,


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The caricature art adorning the bottles of Maragas wines was created by Doug Maragas’ mother, Joanne Lattavo, in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Joanne was an accomplished oil painter with a renowned art gallery. From her collection comes art that will be initially displayed in the Gallery including several paintings by Lattavo, Flynn, Lessig and McDonald. Redmond Library 827 SW Deschutes Ave. Thru December, The Redmond Library will be hosting an intriguing array of art forms created by Central Oregon artists. Linda Swindle will be showing her wearable art. Swindle creates through the process of wet Nuno felting. She uses silk, rayon, cotton, wool and fine Merino wool fibers to fuse them together. Each garment is unique and one of a kind. Valerie Smith drew her first horse at the age of five and hasn’t stopped drawing since. Her objective is to present the horse as a majestic, dynamic animal. Her art is not just a presentation of the horse, it is a celebration! After retiring from his career as director of education for the Oregon State Department, Jim Goddard continued his passion for learning by taking up oil painting. His lively and creatively framed landscapes are a testament to deepening the joys and excitement of life after 65. Katie Harris works in brightly colored fused glass making decorative and functional pieces as well as creating unique jewelry. Maya Johnson fashions wire wrapped button rings using repurposed materials. In the Silent Reading Room a solo show by Mary Knapp features original paintings. Her style embraces both primitive and abstract styles. Redmond Third Friday Stroll 541-923-5191 or December 16 – Central Oregon Spirits The Third Friday Strolls are to encourage people to come downtown and see what Redmond has to offer. Local products, shops and services are all within reach in the downtown core. This is a great opportunity to socialize with neighbors, meet business owners and keep dollars working in the community we love to call home. Redmond Senior Center 325 NW Dogwood Ave. 541-548-6325, Gillian Burton, multimedia artist. Born in England to artistic parents, she has always been creative, painting the things she love, a reflection of her life. Her work is fluid and loose and demonstrates her love of shape and design. She exhibits throughout Central Oregon and is the recipient of several awards. School House Produce 1430 SW Highland Ave., 541- 504-7112, Great photos by SageBrushers artist Susan Whitney. Silverleaf Cafe 7535 Falcon Crest Dr. Vivian Olsen has a new wildlife art exhibit of owls, coyotes, a buffalo and more. She is a well known Central Oregon artist and displays her watercolor and pastel paintings of animals in galleries and shows throughout the state. St. Charles Hospital- Redmond 1253 NW Canal Blvd., 541-548-8131, Eleven new artists plus local established artists for a total of 81 pieces on second floor, then another 30 on first floor. Fabulous art, photography and mixed media.





By LINDEN GROSS, One Stop Writing Shop Photos Courtesy of Washington

or a neighborhood community that prides itself on offering its residents most of the amenities they need, NorthWest Crossing’s restaurant offerings could only be deemed as skimpy. So Washington’s recent arrival on the scene is a welcome addition. And with a few tweaks, even Bendites who live on the other side of town will be dropping in for a beverage and a bite. Our dinner started brilliantly with a deep, moderately priced and oh-so tasty Cabernet and two delectable cocktails made with fresh juice. We were on our way! I wasn’t sure whether I liked the drinks, the airy and appealing environment, or the view of the mountains most. By the end of the evening I would conclude that the professionalism and contagious friendliness of Washington’s staff is what really sets the restaurant apart. My three friends and I ordered the citrus-marinated olives almost as soon as we sat at our table. I could smell the lemon before the server had even put the bowl down. Lemon and olives are a divine duo. The addition of tarragon, parsley and chives really made the dish dance. Lightly battered tempura green beans, served al dente with a garlicky aioli, were just as delicious. We also loved the crispy Brussel sprouts with Calabrian chili (can you say heat?), briny feta and sour pickled cranberries. What a fantastic combination! We followed with two salads. The Family-Style Caesar Bowl, which serves two, could have used a bit more anchovy and lemon for my taste, but the presentation and the croutons were lovely. One of the biggest hits of the night

was the frisėe and arugula salad with roasted butternut squash, dried figs and hazelnuts in a champagne-honey vinaigrette. The slightly bitter greens perfectly balanced the sweet of the squash and the dressing. Eight thumbs up. With that kind of a start, we couldn’t wait for the rest of the meal. The entrees, we would discover, need a little work and a lot more seasoning. We liked the Beech Mushroom Carbonara—on point with the wine and light cream sauce. For a dish with a little— or a lot—more zip, I’ve heard that the Angry Crab Pasta, with hand-cut noodles, cherry tomatoes, scallions, garlic and Calabrian chili provides all that and more. We also enjoyed the bacon-crusted bison meatloaf which was quite tasty. They’ll really have a dish to write home about if they swap the baked potato for the fantastic smashed potatoes that accompany the chicken and the plain Brussels for the crispy ones they serve as an appetizer. We tried three of the four desserts. While they were fine, next time I’ll follow our server’s advice and order the fresh, hot donut holes served with coffee anglaise, chocolate sauce and fresh berry sauce. Yes, I’ll be back. I can’t wait to taste what happens when Washington really hits its stride. Washington 900 Northwest Mt. Washington Drive, Bend 541- 640-8257 washingtonbend. com Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | December 2016



Eleanor took pharmaceutical positions in Portland that allowed plenty of time for skiing, and it was there she met her husband, on a ski trip, of course. She wasn’t unhappy when her husband was ordered to an Air Force base in Reno. The skiing was much better than on Mount Hood, where there were no chair lifts at the time. It was in Reno, Nevada that Eleanor realized that she missed music. She joined the University Community Symphony and took free lessons from its violinist conductor. She played in the Reno Opera Orchestra and became interested in chamber music. Eventually Eleanor and family, including two children, moved back to Portland to be closer to grandparents. There, she joined the Portland State University Orchestra. In the 1973 she and her family moved to Bend. Why? For the skiing of course. And it was there that Central Oregon Symphony Conductor Jerry Yahna showed up on her doorstep with music in hand. “The orchestra was small and the audiences were primarily families of musicians.” Today, 43 years later, the 87-year-old Eleanor continues to play with the Central Oregon Symphony. She said she was going to retire last year, but wanted to be a part of the 50th anniversary and especially the Children’s Concert in February. When asked about practicing, she said her hour a day has slipped....but don’t tell Michael. And come ski season, don’t expect to see Eleanor at the winter concerts. She wants guilt-free skiing!




his photo of Eleanor Davidson says it all, a life of balancing her two joys: skiing and violin. Unlike many Symphony members, Eleanor didn’t grow up in a musical family. An accountant dad and public health nurse mom mandated the typical piano lessons for the six-year-old Eleanor, who promptly quit practicing because she didn’t like her teacher. Then mom signed her up for violin, and being the “good” child she was, she practiced an hour a day, always watching the clock. Eleanor got her first taste of classical music at the Seattle Symphony in which her Julliard-trained violin teacher was a musician. By high school Eleanor discovered the great outdoors, started skiing and took climbing lessons from the Seattle Mountaineers. Soon the high school orchestra took second place to her skiing and climbing and she remembers being demoted to the junior orchestra. By college age, Eleanor realized that skiing was not going to make her a living, nor was music. “I wasn’t competitive enough to deal with trying for that one open violin chair with 500 people vying for it.” Four years later she graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelors degree in pharmacy.

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Patrick Lamb Launches Sunriver Music Festival’s 40th Season

he 40th Anniversary of the Sunriver Music Festival season kicks off December 16 with a holiday concert featuring acclaimed saxophonist Patrick Lamb and his Jazz Quartet. The evening promises to deliver hot music, beer from Sunriver Brewing and a warm welcome from your friends and neighbors. Lamb, one of the youngest members in the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, returns to Central Oregon for the Festival’s Fireside Concert at the Sunriver Resort’s Homestead. The performance is Friday, December16 at 6:30pm. Patrick’s last three singles were ranked in in the top five on the renowned Billboard Charts. He regularly tours the world performing with such Grammy winners and luminaries as Diane Schuur, Alice Cooper, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Kimball, Gino Vannelli, Bobby


Caldwell, Jeff Lorber Fusion and Tommy Thayer. When not touring as saxophonist to the stars, Patrick entertains sell-out crowds with his own distinguished musical style and craftsmanship.

In addition to the holiday concert, mark your calendars for a romantic night out at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall on February 14 for the Festival’s annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance. This year’s event will feature an elegant dinner and dancing to the music of The Salem Big Band. Because of the popularity of this annual event, it is not too early to reserve your tickets for Valentines (or the Christmas concert). Tickets are $35 each with tables of eight or two available.

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Central Oregon Mastersingers Christmas Concert


he Central O r e g o n Mastersingers, under the direction of Clyde Thompson, will start off their twelfth season by presenting their annual Christmas concert, A Rose in December, at the Tower Theatre on Saturday, December 10 at 7:30pm, and on Sunday, December 11 at 2pm. The 47 voice Mastersingers will be joined by special guests, The Dove

String Quartet and harpist Laura Leighton, as well as by six other instrumentalists, in a program of Christmas music from the 17th to the 21st centuries —from gems of the Baroque era to works by leading contemporary composers, and from traditional carols to exciting gospel and African settings for the season. Tickets are $15, $20, or $25 reserved seating, available through the Tower Theatre Box Office. 541-317-0700

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Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra + Royal Jelly Jive Roll Into Bend


arty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra and Royal Jelly Jive are heading out on the Deep Pacific Tour this December performing at the Volcanic on December 9. They will be hitting the road and playing at venues throughout Oregon, ending with a show in Washington State. These two California native bands will bring their unique and soulful sounds to audiences and share their passion through powerful live performances. Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra’s music has a new, soulful folk sound that feels familiar. With bits of blues, folk and soul that aren’t quite just those things. Marty’s voice is beautiful and distinctive, and his lyrics stark, yet lush over gritty electrified guitar. Add in Chris Lynch’s violin, Matt Goff ’s percussion and Ben Berry’s rich bass and your ears get a beautifully melded sound inviting you into the obvious chemistry of these friends.

The band formed in Santa Cruz California in 2012 and has been touring relentlessly ever since, from San Francisco to New Orleans to London to Seattle. With the live performance at the core of this musical project it is an act that often brings a sensation to its audience that is both entrancing and hard to describe. The one true solution is that you must see it for yourselves. Royal Jelly Jive is one of the few bands with the ability to evoke an old-school throwback vibe while still being able to embody an entirely fresh and new sound. They combine elements of soul, rock, swing and hip-hop, bringing a sound that makes it impossible not to groove and dance along for its audience. Fronted by the enigmatic singer Lauren Bjelde, who brings a one-of-a-kind sultry voice to her magnetic stage presence, Royal Jelly Jive leans on the sounds of swingin' horns, gritty keys and a bumpin' rhythm section to carry a crowd into bliss, creating an unforgettable live experience that will leave you wanting more. Since forming in San Francisco's own Boom Boom Room in the summer of 2013, Royal Jelly Jive has quickly become one of the Bay Area's most anticipated acts. They are a band driven by playing hi-energy shows and festivals across the West Coast (BottleRock, Outside Lands) to captivate audiences with their infectious music. Royal Jelly Jive has shared stages with notable acts such as Michael Franti& Spearhead, Rebirth Brass Band, Con Brio, and The California Honeydrops. They’ve sold-out San Francisco venues The Chapel, Great American Music Hall, The Independent and Slim’s. The sum of six standout musicians truly makes Royal Jelly Jive one of San Francisco’s breakout bands.

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Jazz at Joe’s Vol. 61 An Evening with Lisa Dae The Longest Running Jazz Series in Bend


s is the tradition at Jazz at Joe’s, they like to showcase local Bend artists in the series. In the past they have presented the likes of Andy Warr, Michelle Van Handel, Andy Armer, Teresa Ross, John Allen and Dillon Schneider. They have paired them with world class talent from our region while at the same time offering a larger audience to engage. It has always been a heartwarming evening of music. New friends are made and a wider base of Central Oregon listeners is generated. This year they are featuring the vocal styling’s of


Lisa Dae. Lisa has lived in Bend for a number of years and is a local favorite with a loyal following. As stated in her biography, "In the Pacific Northwest, where she built her career, Lisa Dae is fearless in approaching material. With a three octave plus vocal range, there is not a song or a style that she cannot do. She has been described as a vocal chameleon who can sound husky or crisp, girlish or wailing. Her gifting is in her phrasing." Come out and fill the house with that special kind of love that seems always present at the concerts. December 17, doors open at 6pm, concert starts at 7pm. Jazz at Joe’s. 61400 S Hwy. 97 #3 Bend

Get Ready, The Bad Plus Are Coming to Town


BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford

hrough March, world-class jazz continues at the Oxford hotel’s intimate jazz ballroom located in the heart of downtown Bend. January 13-14: The Bad Plus The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync. The Bad Plus’ tenth studio recording, Inevitable Western, sees bassist

Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King further honing the same conceptual base that fired their inception. Yet again they continue to explore myriad musical forms born of jazz along with any sonic source that forwards music that is uniquely The Bad Plus. Inevitable Western is an album where pop, blues, and folk meld with classic melodies and rhythmic innovation into that rarest of hybrids: intelligent music for the masses. “This season is going to be phenomenal. We cannot wait to welcome these artists to the Bend community,” said Ben Perle, Oxford Corporate’s regional vice president of operations. Shows will be at 8pm on Fridays and at 5pm and 8pm on Saturdays. 503-432-9477

Riverhouse Jazz Presents Alan Jones Sextet


orn and raised in Portland, Alan Jones is one of America and Europe’s most creative jazz drummers, bandleaders and composers. As a teenager, he toured with organist Count Dutch and saxophonist Jim Pepper prior to attending and graduating from the prestigious  Berklee College of Music. Jones  has studied with Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Jaco Pastorius, Roy Haynes and Billy Higgins, and this tutelage has helped him become the drum phenomenon that he is today. 

When Jones isn’t conducting master classes and drum clinics all across the U.S. and Europe,  he is busy as an educator via the Alan Jones Academy of Music (AJAM) in Portland, an innovative education system focused on personal and collective improvisation. Even with this busy schedule, he  still makes time to lead his own Sextet, a multi-generational band of some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest musicians including trumpeter Charlie Porter, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, alto saxophonist John Nastos, pianist Greg Goebel and bassist Jon Lakey.

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Lace up your boots and practice those pirouettes, it’s skating season in Central Oregon! Dazzle friends and family with elegant moves or glide around hand in hand with that special someone. Skating is a great way to have fun and stay active this winter. Enjoy a sunny view of the Cascades or a moonlit snowfall at a number of indoor and outdoor venues. Skate your heart out and curl up rink side with a cup of hot cocoa! Celebrate birthdays, holidays and anniversaries with an activity for all skill levels and all ages! Locations: The Pavilion, Seventh Mountain Open Air Rink, Village Ice Pavilion in Sunriver Starting at $10

Winter activities on Mt. Bachelor are endless. For many Bend locals, skiing or snowboarding Mt. Bachelor is their raison d’etre. Go find out why it is consistently rated as one of the Northwest’s biggest and best ski resort destinations by trade magazines and visitors alike. Seasoned and new powder enthusiasts can look forward to something fresh with the newest lift Cloudchaser, opening on Bachelor’s eastside this December. Locations: Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort Day Pass $92 Put a “paws” on the winter doldrums and thrill your senses with a picturesque sled ride through Deschutes National Forest! Learn about the epic Alaskan Iditarod and its inspiring competitors on two and four legs. Stay cozy under blankets while sliding through the snow and enjoy a unique mode of winter transportation. Basic trips last one hour and include an optional feeding after the ride. Plan a daylong adventure with the Marathon Trip to Elk Lake! Sleds hold four people or 450 pounds and are a perfect outing with family or friends!


Locations: Oregon Trail of Dreams at Mt. Bachelor, Starting from $109 Adult, $50 Youth December 2016 |

Jump up and get down at Bend’s newest indoor recreation center! Featuring over fifty connected trampolines, Mountain Air is an awesome way to gain some extra altitude. The Park also includes dodgeball, a giant airbag pit and a two lane basketball court for dunking. There is a designated Toddler Zone for children 46 inches and shorter, and lounge area with Wi-fi for jumpers and non-jumpers to get grounded. Mountain Air is the perfect place for a birthday party or to spend some time bouncing off the walls! Locations: Mountain Air Trampoline Park Starting at $12


See the Old Mill dressed up in tinsel and lights! Complimentary carriage rides are offered to shoppers through Cowboy Carriage. The sleigh station is located between Ben & Jerry’s and Francesca’s. Rides are available Saturday & Sunday from November 26 – December 11, then daily on December 16-23, 27-29. Hours each day are 1-4pm. Donations and tips will benefit Kids Center, a local non-profit that helps prevent child abuse. Enjoy the beauty of Central Oregon in a one horse open sleigh - hey! At Sunriver Resort take ride along the Deschutes while snuggled up with loved ones and cozy blankets. The classic Victorian sleigh will take you and your family gallivanting through the forest with bells jingling! Call Sunriver Resort for reservations.


Locations: Sunriver Resort & Old Mill District

Don’t get snowed in all winter, grab a pair of skis and lay down some tracks! Cross country skiing is an activity accessible for all ages and fitness levels. Go for a leisurely stroll or get your heart pumped up to enjoy one of the longest ski seasons in North America. Experience the breathtaking Deschutes National Forest on groomed trails at the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center or at the popular Virginia Meissner Sno-park. Take your furry friends out on the dogfriendly trails at Wanoga Sno-park. Skis and equipment are available for rent or purchase at Mt.Bachelor and local dealers in town. Locations: Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center, Century Drive Sno-parks Day rentals start at $19

Rest those powder legs and enjoy a different kind of downhill thrill! Slide down the 800 ft. rolling hill at Mt. Bachelor’s Snowblast Tubing Park, available for two hour sessions or all day. No need to drudge back up as Bachelor’s surface lifts will carry you up for another run. Choose between three steepness levels at Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Rec center, the largest is even available without snow! Tubing is open on weekends with extended date over the holidays. RSVP for the Black Light Blast nights featuring music, lasers, glow runs and more! Locations: Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort & SHARC Starting at $10

Ever wonder what it was like to track an animal or trap furs in the Oregon frontier? Experience the serenit and peace of the winter forest with the benefit of modern snowshoe technology. Blaze your own pat on a system of trails in one of five Sno-Parks off Century Drive. Snowshoe equipment and trail maps ar available for rental and purchase at a number of local outdoor retailers. Sign up for a tour with Wanderlust Tours and an experienced guide will lead you through a winte wonderland! Tours include snowshoes, transportation, hot cocoa and award winning naturalists. Lear about the area’s natural history as you take in the beautiful sights of the Cascades in winter! Childre eight and older are welcome. Locations: Wanderlust Tours Day rentals start at $10, tours starting at $75 adult $55 children Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | December 2016



BACH FESTIVAL SEEKS YOUNG ARTISTS In celebration and recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy (SFYCA), Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) invites Oregon youth to submit designs for the official 2017 Festival Artwork. OBF Season artwork has historically been featured on TV, billboards, regional and national print publications, digital advertising, the annual OBF program book, and OBF merchandise. Young artists who want to participate may submit work on one or both of two separate themes: Experiencing Classical Music During the Oregon Summer or Music Education for 21st Century Youth. Submissions are accepted now through December 31. Full rules, guidelines, and more information can be found at REDMOND COMMISSION FOR ART IN PUBLIC PLACES The City of Redmond’s Commission for Art in Public Places (RCAPP) invites artists and artist teams to submit proposals to install a piece of overlay art glass in Redmond’s newly remodeled City Hall. Art glass should depict the history of Redmond and the history of the school building which was built in 1921. The proposal can include the half-moon window and/or the entire length of the window. The glass will be installed over the existing frosted window glass. This is an interior window which will be backlit to showcase the art glass. All proposals must include installation which is the responsibility of the artist. A committee will evaluate all proposals based on the overall design of Redmond’s history. The selected artist or artist team will be notified by December 30. The glass must be installed by February 15, 2017. The chosen artist will receive funding for this project- not to exceed $6,000. STUDIOS AVAILABLE AT THE WORKHOUSE! Join artists at The Workhouse and become a member of Bend’s most up-and-coming art community, The Old Ironworks Arts District. Ready to take the next step to advancing your craft in the new year? Are you a fiber or textile artist, a leather worker, bookbinder or candle maker? Do you fuse glass, paint, sculpt or design clothing? Do you design, make, and sell something else? Currently accepting applications for retail ready studio artists. Available Studios range from $325-$550 CALL TO ART IN THE PEARL


Art In The Pearl invites you to apply to be an exhibitor at one of the top five art festivals in the nation. Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Craft Festival will be held Labor Day weekend in the beautiful historic North Park Blocks of Portland. It features the artwork of artists from across the USA and Canada. The three-day festival, developed and produced by a dedicated volunteer board of artists, has many attractions: exceptional visual artists, artist demonstrations, an interactive art area for children of all ages, and a variety of unique food. This three-day community event gives patrons the special opportunity to meet and purchase art from exhibiting artists. Over one hundred artists show and sell work ranging from fine woodworking to beautiful paintings to photography, glass, ceramics, metal, jewelry, and much more. Application Deadline: February 15, 2017. CALL TO ARTISTS DESCHUTES PUBLIC LIBRARY Submit up to two pieces of art, expressing the theme of the Family winter exhibit ( January 11-April 11, 2017). Artwork is accepted in all media and must be 16” by 20” or larger, framed and ready to hang.. Artists may submit their artwork on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at the downtown Library between 4-5:30pm. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS HONORING OUR RIVERS: A STUDENT ANTHOLOGY The anthology publishes art, photography, poetry, prose and foreign language translations by students (K-college) across the Pacific Northwest as well as a selection of works by wellknown authors and artists. Entries should reflect the student’s connection to rivers or watersheds of the Pacific Northwest. In honor of the Port of Portland’s 125th anniversary, the 2017 edition will also feature entries related to a working rivers theme – from river-connected towns, traditions and economies to iconic bridges and the Lewis and Clark expedition. It’s just one more way to honor the rivers connecting our communities. Teachers and their schools will be recognized in the printed 2017 anthology and online if one of their students are published. Deadline to submit: January 31, 2017. CALL TO ARTISTS

CALL TO ARTISTS THE PRINEVILLE ART CRAWL 2nd Friday each month is inviting all media artistsif you are interested in participating. CALL TO ARTISTS TWIGS GALLERY SISTERS Twigs Gallery and Home Goods at 331 W Cascade Ave. in Sisters accepting submissions for artwork with a fiber component to be displayed in the gallery for month long shows beginning the fourth Friday of each month. The work can range from art quilts to felting, knitting, crocheting, and mixed fiber media. The body of work submitted should have a theme and all work must be for sale. You can submit proposals in person to Jean Wells Keenan, CALL TO ARTISTS ST. CHARLES Arts in the Hospital, two venues through St. Charles Healthcare-Bend. Please send your requests and submissions to Linda Francis-Strunk, Coordinator, Arts in the Hospital, CALL TO ARTISTS Circle of Friends Art Gallery and Academy is now accepting new artists in all mediums. The gallery is currently home to over 40 artists. COFA is a juried membership gallery located in Tumalo on the busy Hwy. 20 tourism route between Bend and Sisters. Eagle Crest Resort, The Bendistillary and the Tumalo Feed Company The gallery hosts a featured artists reception on the first saturday of each month and offers workshops and classes. Please submit three images representing your body of works to CALL TO ART RED CHAIR Red Chair Gallery is looking for a few outstanding artists to join the gallery. We are a membership gallery with a large variety of fine art and contemporary craft. We are located in the heart of downtown Bend and show primarily local artists. We do require artists who can work in the

Call to Artists gallery at least two four hour shifts per month. Three dimensional artists will be considered, please send portfolio images and prices to: HDAL CALL TO ARTISTS High Desert Art League (HDAL) is currently accepting applications for new members. HDAL is a professional artists’ group working to support the advancement of its member artists through exhibitions, education and related outreach. Please refer to the HDAL website for information about our League, Submission for membership, and to view work by current members. We strive to have a varied group of artists in regard to art style, subjects, and mediums. If your art will contribute to our group’s diversity you may contact us through our HOOD AVENUE ART CALL TO ARTISTS Sisters art gallery looking for two new artist members to join our gallery. Medium should be metal or wood sculpture. Send portfolio images with dimensions and prices to REDMOND SENIOR CENTER ARTISTS Redmond Senior Center is excited and proud to announce a new exhibition program promoting local artists. We are soliciting individuals, groups and clubs to participate in multi-interest arts and crafts shows. 325 NW Dogwood, Redmond, hours 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday. 541-548-6325, STUDIO IN BEND Start creating in a shared space with talented artists from the community. Willow Lane is Bend’s newest shared studio in the heart of Bend. This space is created and run by local artists McKenzie and Adam Mendel. Located in a large industrial building down the street from The Workhouse, choose from six different size work spaces starting at $300 a month. Artists will have the opportunity to participate in Last Saturday events as well as meet new clients during open hours Monday to Wednesday noon to 4pm. WiFi and utilities are included as well as a common kitchen area and shared work space.


pportunities are plentiful as we start this month. Make a decision on the 2nd then step forward the next day and let the world see what you have chosen. Action taken on the 6th will create a positive shift of energy and a new beginning. A change of heart the next day could help you see you have a variety of choices. Pay attention and make the right choice for you.

Conversations on the 10th are insightful and will help you make change during the Full Moon on the 13th. There’s a definite rippling effect over the next week so be willing to make a lot of changes. Stepping back on the 19th will allow you to see the bigger picture. More decisions are being made as the Winter Solstice arrives on the 21st and there will be many more before the end of the month.


ARTISTS’ GALLERY SUNRIVER Join the fastest growing diverse fine art and fin e craft co-op gallery in Central Oregon. Looking for talented 2D and 3D artists who can work in the gallery two days a month and bring uniqueness to the mix. Contact jury chair Susan HarknessWilliams at 541-788-2486 or

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Significant decisions on the 24th will open the door for cooperative changes. Follow your heart over the next few days and you will be glad that you did. Opportunities on the 26th may come from a different direction than you expected. The New Moon on the 28th is filled with intense conversations and it will be important to let go of the past. Be honest about the messages that you get on the 30th and realize the next steps you take will require blind faith. Trust yourself enough to step into the unknown and remind yourself that you are more than ready for this change. Love and Light Always,

Eileen Lock

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CASCADE FINE ART WORKSHOPS Contact Sue Manley, 541-408-5524 REGISTER FOR 2017 WORKSHOPS NOW! Stella Canfield Watercolor Magic January 23-26, 2017 $455 by December 1, $505 after Debora Stewart Abstraction in Pastels & Acrylic May 16-19, 2017 Ted Nuttall Painting the Figure from Photographs Watercolor June 5-9 $720 by April 5, $770 after April 5, 2017 Tony Allain Chasing the Light Pastel July 26-28, 2017 Colley Whisson Modern Impressionism in Action Oils & Acrylics August 17–20, 2017 SAGEBRUSHERS ART SOCIETY, 541-617-0900 All classes held at 117 Roosevelt Ave, Bend Painting As A Process with David Kinker. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 9:30am-12pm & 6-8:30pm. Focus will be on optical mixing and historical processes.

$35 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Contact David at 541-383-2069 or Intuitive Painting classes with Vicki Johnson The first Wednesday of each month. December 7, 6-8:15pm. $20 per class, all materials included. Vicki focuses on clarity, inspiration and direction. Contact 541-390-3174 or Watercolor Wednesday Classes December 7, 14, 21, 28; 10am-12pm Free to members, $5 for nonmembers. Bring your own photos and supplies. Contact Jennifer at Celebrating Creativity with Vicki Johnson A Holiday event on Sat. Dec. 10, 8:15am to 12pm. Enjoy painting, collaging, stamping & drawing. Bring your favorite Holiday goodie to share. $35 all materials included. Contact Vicki at 541-390-3174 or The Poetic Landscape 3-Day Studio Workshop for Pastel & Oil with Barbara Jaenicke, OPA, AIS, PSA, IAPS-EP. January 21, 22, & 23, 10am–5pm $375. Register with Chinese Brush Workshop with Michelle Oberg Saturdays Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 9:30am-12pm.

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Learn basic Plum, Bamboo, Orchid & Chrysanthemum to advanced techniques. See how to mix Eastern and Western styles. Fee: $120. To register contact 541-388-1561 or nancym2010@ Lunch & Learn Textured Watercolor Sarah B Hanson presenter. Bring your lunch & learn. $3 donation requested. THE WORK HOUSE 50 SE Scott Street, Suite #6, Bend Cari Dolyniuk 347-564-9080 Figure Drawing Salon Every Tuesday, 7-9pm, $15 Develop your skills at our live model figure drawing salon hosted by Workhouse studio members Christian Brown and Abney Wallace. This drop-in salon features a live nude model in a sequence of poses and is open every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm. All levels are welcome but no instruction is provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own easel and materials. Hand Printed Holiday Cards Letter press & screen print your own set of holiday cards! Perfect for a handmade touch this season, with plenty of time to get them in the mail on time! Saturday, Dec 3. 1-4pm. $95. Craft-O! Holiday Bazaar Shop local this season at the 6th Annual Craft-O! Visit Super fantastic makers and artists all around the Old Ironworks Saturday, December 10, 9am- 7pm. Sunday, December 11, 9am- 5pm.

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