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JOY of Reflections


’ve never made a New Year’s resolution. If something needs changing, improving, accomplished...my approach is to jump right on it. This works well if you really know what the challenge is, but not so well if the new path isn’t clear. Ready, fire, aim might get you into trouble unless you’re willing to accept the risk of opening the wrong door. As you read this, 2016 is officially over and it appears there’s a lot of things we would like to forget. The aftermath of several events will live with us for a long time. My hope is that there will be some grace in the changing White House and the original picture presented will not be the future. The demise of Arts Central seemed like a blow to the arts community until Bend Parks & Rec agreed to continue arts education at the Arts Station (thank you) while the Arts & Culture Alliance has become the fiscal sponsorship of the Deschutes Cultural Coalition, part of the Oregon Cultural Trust. The Alliance is a strong organization bringing arts groups around the region together in a positive collaboration. Reflecting on how this magazine and the purveyors of art in our community fit into the new year is pretty simple... engaging art and culture in our daily lives enriches our life experiences. The beauty of this resolution is that there’s no risk, every door opened in the arts arena will be rewarding. Investment in the arts and cultural resources are benefiting our economy by supporting job growth, stimulating commerce and sustaining neighborhoods by stabilizing property values.

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“The joy of life comes from our encounters with

new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. ” ~ Christopher McCandless (1968-1992)

The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund is proving to be an enriching prospect and economic advantage for Bend attracting cultural tourists during the shoulder seasons and winter months (local occupancy rates are up 13 percent). The public funding to the arts helped launch the Bend Design Conference, enhance marketing for Bend Film, assemble the Opening Japan: Three Centuries of Woodblock Prints exhibit at Atelier 6000, help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War II with the High Desert Homefront project at the High Desert Museum and continue support of the Bend A Cappella Festival at the Tower Theatre.

whirlwind of day-to-day life with worldwide security distractions, political disparities and personal challenges. By exposing ourselves to culture, we remove ourselves from some of this insanity, our old routines and we get out of our comfort zones, altering our perspective. By participating in culture and being exposed to different forms of art, you broaden the ways in which you can express yourself. It opens up your way of thinking so even if you’re not actively

creating art, your ability to express yourself and communicate with others is enriched. I hope you will consider joining me in the Bend JOY Project created by the Old Mill District. The intent is to generate more positivity, cultivate a stronger feeling of connection and fuel a community of happier citizens. There is a cultural groundswell to embrace wholesome messaging, positive stories, inspirational content and empowering action. Look around you and you’ll fine that your friends are craving community oriented positivity and the Bend JOY Project hopes to embrace this discourse and inspure each of us to play a role in this beautiful community of culture, happiness and wellbeing.

Creativity abounds in Central Oregon where communities benefit in multiple ways when there is a vibrant arts and culture base, which play an important role in improving the lives of ordinary people. People who engage in the arts are the ones who are helping our communities thrive. If you’re like me and don’t make resolutions that can only be forgotten, broken and unreachable then think about putting a little more art into your life: visit at least one of our regional museums, attend a theatre performance and a concert, stay a little longer at a new gallery exhibit...partake of the enriching world of culture that is there to be enjoyed. It’s easy to get caught up in the Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | January 2017


ENCORE Art In The High Desert #10 Artist Submissions Open Even as it is winter in Central Oregon, planning is well underway for the return of Art in the High Desert 2017. This juried fine art & craft show and sale will celebrate its tenth year in the Old Mill District on August 25-27, 2017. Again, there will be over 115 hand-picked visual artists from across North America, including what has become a growing number from Central Oregon.  Art in the High Desert, as a nonprofit organization, is consistently ranked in the top 25 juried visual art shows (out of over 600 in the nation) for quality of art and sales. Artists are invited to apply now for the 2017 show.  The four-person jury is new each year to ensure a fresh look as they review artist applications.  For more information, go the www.artinthehighdesert. com and click For Artists. For further questions or information, call 541322-6272.

Katherine Taylor in CM Russell First Strike Auction Katherine Taylor’s recent oil painting of Sparks Lake (Twilight, Sparks Lake, oil on panel, 20 x 32) was one of only 80 lots juried into the prestigious CM Russell First Strike Auction set to take place on March 17. The CM Russell Museum was created as a way to honor the famous western artist and historian, Charlie Russell, who had become an internationally known artist by the early 1900s. The Art Museum itself is toured by thousands of visitors each year and its auctions and exhibits are considered the “big granddaddy” of the annual Western Art Week in Great Falls, Montana, which had attracted art lovers from around the world for nearly 50 years.

High Desert Chamber Music Awarded Grant High Desert Chamber Music (HDCM) has been awarded a grant from the Herbert Templeton Foundation for the third year in a row, in the amount of $7,500. This private foundation provides grants to organizations in the areas of education, social concerns, performing arts and humanities operating within the State of Oregon. This award will go toward general operating support: assisting with increased staffing, expanded concert series and unique educational outreach programs. “Sizable gifts like this have a significant impact on our ability to expand and grow with our demand. Through foundation funding, we have been able to add a public master class to our annual offerings. This season, we will feature a class with Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Martin Chalifour, in conjunction with his appearance in the HDCM Concert Series. This event will be presented in partnership with the American String Teachers Association of Oregon,” states Executive Director Isabelle Senger. 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 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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The second annual Hearts for Hope fundraiser is Saturday, February 4 from 7-10pm at The Oxford Hotel and Suites in Bend. This elegant event, put on by the local charity Branches Foundation, provides guests an opportunity to celebrate and dance to the music of Precious Byrd while raising funds for the creation of Hope Academy, a school for underprivileged girls in Aguagate, Guatemala.

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Hearts for Hope will feature hors d’oeuvres, dessert, drinks and a silent auction that will include special items and services which would make perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day. Auction items includes golf packages from Awbrey Glen Golf Club and Broken Top Club, spa packages, wine baskets, jewelry, and a breakfast flight over Central Oregon, among other items. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased online at www.branchesfrombend.com.

LIVE MUSIC Bryan Sutton

GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Bryan Sutton returns to Sugar Hill Records with his sixth solo release, The More I Learn. Sutton has released a string of guitar albums that solidified his stature as a preeminent instrumental recording artist and a leading figure in the evolution of bluegrass music. The More I Learn is a natural progression from his last album, 2014's Into My Own, which saw Sutton include more vocals and original compositions in his work. These two releases are providing Sutton a unique path into his own artistry as a composer, vocalist and instrumentalist. Sutton recorded a number of his original compositions for this project including Hills For The Head, which ties the spirit of his Appalachian Mountain home to the Rocky Mountain magic of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the brisk and tuneful Walking Across This Land, performed with fellow Hot Rizer Tim O’Brien singing harmony, the romantic original Play Me A Record and a cover of Bob Dylan's You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go. www.oldstonebend.com

MUSIC Central Oregon Symphony Spotlight

The Central Oregon Symphony Association presents a Symphony Spotlight Recital at 2pm on January 22. They will showcase a trio of strings and a trio of bassoons from the Central Oregon Symphony. This concert is open to the public and will be held at Wille Hall (located in the Coat’s Campus Center at COCC). Tickets are not required.

The seventh annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show returns Thursday, January 12 for two runway shows. An all ages show is at 6pm and a 21+ show at 8:30pm at the Midtown Ballroom in Bend. Rooted in a love of fashion, an appreciation of art and a passion for the planet, the show is an annual fundraising event for REALMS Magnet School. It 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. The runway showcases both adult and student designers of all ages from Central Oregon. ww.rubbishrenewed.com

HERITAGE Redmond's Historical Landmarks The City of Redmond Historic Landmarks Commission released the Heritage Walk: A Walking Tour Guide to Redmond’s Unique Past. The Heritage booklet is a free and informative walking tour guide leading users to the doorsteps of some of Redmond’s finest historic homes and buildings. The guides are available at the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB, the Redmond Museum and Redmond City Hall.  The guide showcase 36 commercial, residential and institutional buildings – all constructed between 1905 (five years before Redmond’s incorporation) to the start of World War II – and includes a wealth of information about each structure as well as provides insight into the architectural maturation of the Redmond community.   It also features a colorful map highlighting the location of the structures, many of which are conveniently clustered in an easily walkable area around Redmond’s downtown core. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | January 2017


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Local Children's Book Evokes The Joy & Tenderness in Parenting


end-based Elephant Cloud Books released their first children's book on Amazon.com in September 2016. Whisper My Name by Jay Wright is a story about the bond between a newborn and her loving family, it's a perfect gift for any new parent, grandparent, or family member that embraces the joy of an emerging young life. Whisper My Name is the infant's wish to her loved ones, “so I learn it from you.” Initially only available online, it's beginning to appear on the shelves of local book and gift shops. From Jay Wright's biography, "I have worked as a software developer for over twenty years. It is my day job. My mornings, however, are free with imagination and creativity. I sat at the same cafe for the better part of a year, grinning like an idiot, putting these illustrations and stories together, bit by bit, as gifts for the young ones that inspire me every day. Those mornings provided some of the most liberating and rewarding moments of my year." Wright started writing and illustrating stories for his niece and nephew five years ago. His recent book was written in anticipation for his granddaughter, born in the Spring of 2016. He lives, plays and daydreams in Bend. www.elephantcloudbooks.com

Mile 445 Hitched in Her Hiking Boots



Pultzer Prize Finalist Dave Eggers Comes to Bend Thursday, January 19 | Bend High School Auditorium


ave Eggers is an author, screenwriter, editor and publisher. His best-selling memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,  was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for General NonFiction. He has written more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction, including What Is the What, Zeitoun and The Circle. Eggers is the founder of  McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house and co-founder of the literacy project 826 Valencia and a human rights nonprofit, Voice of Witness. Part of the “Author! Author! program, it "promotes and strengthens community dialogue,” says the program’s Project Director Chantal Strobel. “We’ve seen great discussions happen in the past around authors like Sherman Alexie, Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Gilbert and others, and this season continues that tradition with what may be our best line-up yet.” General admission tickets are just $25 per event. 541-312-1027 www.dplfoundation.org

uthor Claire Henley Miller presents the story of one woman’s daring, deep, beautiful adventure along the Pacific Crest Trail, where she meets and marries her husband within thirty days of deadly desert storms, 14,000-foot ascents, and decisions that will affect the starting her journey. rest of her life. This bold tale of courage and determination brims with humor and suspense as it reveals life, love and loss in the rawness of the wild. Mile 445 is the inspiring and romantic true story of how Miller left corporate life behind to embark on a 2,650Claire Henley Miller was born in Tennessee and has since lived in the Loire mile hike from Mexico to Canada. At the start of her fiveValley of France, the Colorado Rockies, and now resides in Bend. She holds month journey, she meets a handsome young man known a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in creative on the trail as Big Spoon. Their paths keep crossing. The writing and, in 2016, worked as a journalist for www.chattanoogan.com. two quickly see a greater reason for their expedition than Claire is also the author of a children’s story The Land of the Living Sunrise, to explore the rigorous wilderness. They fall madly in love and a book of poetry, The Infinite. and get married. But their adventure is just beginning. The book is for sale locally at Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe in downtown Bend. Told with rich vitality, Miller’s quest unfolds in mystical ways through www.clairehenleymiller.com Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | January 2017 9

A Unique Union of Art & Humanitarian Aid Oregon’s Inmates donate art and raise more than $60,000 for Ugandan Orphanage


unique fusion of two very different worlds has brilliantly collided and created an uncommon partnership between Oregon and Uganda, orphans and inmates, and artwork and humanitarian aid.


Inmates from five correctional institutions in Oregon are creating art – paintings, drawings and textiles that are donated and sold to raise funds for Visions of Hope, a nonprofit organization that helps fund the Otino Waa Children’s Village in northern Uganda. The orphanage currently houses 300 children, many of whom have either lost their parents or have been abandoned. Otino Waa clothes, gives shelter, educates and gives these children valuable skills that can be used in the real world. Founders Bob and Carol Higgins, retired school teachers from Bend, were on a mission to provide clean drinking water to rural villages about 14 years ago when a chance encounter brought them together with a local man named Deacon. They found out he was the self-appointed caretaker of approximately 78 orphans. When they returned a year later, the kids were under threat from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) a rebel group and heterodox Christian cult which then operated in northern Uganda. The Higgin’s hired a flatbed truck and heroically helped transport the children to safety and put them into schools. The orphanage was born. Since 2009, inmates have raised more than $60,000 for the orphanage which is directly associated with sales from artwork they have donated. The artwork has been exhibited at Franklin’s Crossing and is currently at St Charles Hospital in Bend. Billye Turner, a local art consultant who curates shows at Franklin Crossing, is a board member of Visions of Hope and has been involved for six years. “A friend of mine said, you have got to see these paintings,” begins Turner. “I was amazed. I bought a graphite piece from one of their early offerings and thought, I need to get involved.” Due to limitations of what inmates can work with, most works are mixed media pastels and graphite. Some have had artistic training but many have not. Rather they are guided by those who have been in the program for many years. The result is spectacular, many images imagined of the African continent, scenes of women carrying water, elephants, tigers and local children.

Billye Turner and Tina Judkins, VoH board members holding toddler crocheted top by women of Coffee Creek Women's Correctional Facility at Visions of Hope opening, Franklin Crossing


Turner curates the shows where these works are sold. She continues, “The opportunity to participate in this work is life-changing! It makes me feel useful and does something to contribute to the welfare of the world. I also feel fortunate that it revolves around art because it's obviously what I love and do.”

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ale Russell, vice president of Visions of Hope, and his wife Sandy Russell, have been involved since 2006 and were so captured by the desire to help that they helped initiate the art program. “We didn’t know anything about art,” begins Russell, “or anything about inmates or about orphans for that matter, but there you go! “We now have 90 inmates supporting 107 kids. Which means some inmates are supporting two. It’s unbelievable.” The effect on participating inmates is extraordinary. Most will never step out into the free world again. Depression and anger can overcome them. Visions of Hope, offers exactly that, hope and purpose. Russell relates a particularly exemplary story of how the program offers

transformation with an inmate named Ritchie. “The first time I saw him, he was all slumped over in a wheelchair and they had to push him in. He barely spoke, his eyes were downcast and I really thought there was no way this guy was going to do anything for us. The next time, we saw him four to six months later and he was walking with a cane, and I asked him what happened? ‘Well, they invited me to be part of the art group, and I started doing it again after these years. I feel better. I have a purpose.’ Six months from that, we saw him again. This time without a cane and he had this quickness in his step. He came in, set up the room, the tables, the chairs and was scurrying around. Again, I asked him what had happened? He replied, ‘Well they gave me permission to go back to my cell and work on my art there. My bed frame becomes the table, and I’m able to work lots of hours.’ So now he could make his own medium. He is very inventive and creative, he takes scraps and makes his own pastels, graphites. “And then, another six months, and now what? He has a tan on his face. He’s been running laps around the track because he is absolutely floored from the tremendous encouragement from people who are enjoying his artwork. That’s

how life changing this program is, for both the inmates and the children who are benefiting from now having a safe place, education and resources to start their lives. And Ritchie is now one of our bestselling painters. It’s completely changed his life.”


he impact was felt by the inmates with special visits from past students of the orphanage. Charles, a young Ugandan man who lost his parents, came as a representative one year. Turner relates the story, “He stood at the front. to speak to the inmates, and said that he couldn’t believe that those who were in worse circumstances than himself were so kind, generous and could give so much. I mean, can you believe, that this child who came from extreme poverty and desolation thought that? He started sobbing as he spoke his gratitude. He was so thankful for his education and new life." She pauses, “there wasn’t a dry eye in the house that day.” The impact of Visions of Hope and the inmate art program cannot then be disputed. It not only gives education, safety and skillsets to succeed for the children, but a sense of purpose and outlet for the inmates and for those involved in running the program. Russell sums it up by saying, “We can use art to heal someone. Whether it be inmates or orphans, and that’s really something special.” www.visions-hope.org Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | January 2017




tage Right Productions and Lonely Fish Productions present Hand to God by Robert Askins at 2nd Street Theater January 13-28. This is the Oregon premier of the five-time Tony Award nominee production. Shy, inquisitive student Jason finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at the Christian Puppet Ministry in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas, until his hand  puppet Tyrone — once softspoken — takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. “Hand to God is such an incredible show that delves into the darkness and struggles that we feel in our everyday lives,” says Director Scott Schultz. “ We often find ourselves questioning our spirituality and morals on a daily basis. This show sheds a light on morality and mental illness.” Hand to God serves well as a follow up to


Lonely Fish Productions is known for bringing the popular Rocky Horror Picture Show to 2ndStreet Theater for midnight showings in October and will be presenting Heathers the Musical at 2nd Street Theater in September 2017. Reserved Tickets are $19 adults,$16 Student/Seniors and are available by calling the box office at 541-312-9626 or \ www.2ndstreettheater.com. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 3pm. There will be an opening night champagne celebration on Friday, January 13 from 6:30-7:30pm. **Contains adult language and situations. www.2ndstreettheater.com

Gravity-Defying Physical Storytelling

his January, the Tower Theatre Foundation is saving you a cozy seat in the comfort Bend’s living room! Sunday, January 15 at 3pm or 7:30pm join the Tower for an unparalleled performance of physicality from the New York cirque group, PUSH Physical Theatre. Their award-winning production is like watching a live action movie. These masters of physical storytelling captivate audiences with gravitydefying, dance-infused, acrobatic high-jinx, and they play out the narratives of our lives as a metaphor-in motion with hope, strength, and humor. Mark Cuddy, artistic director of Geva


Lonely Fish’s 2015 hit 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche because it examines a part of life that people would rather avoid - religion and personal morals.

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Theatre Center in New York, said, “By far, their performances were the highlight of the entire season. Superb people, superb artists, and superb collaborators. They are a treasure.” We’re in for a treat — come experience the strength of the human soul expressed by the power of the human body. These performances are presented by the Tower Theatre Foundation and sponsored by Bend Surgery Center with additional support from Central Oregon Radiology, Deschutes Brewery, Oregrown, and Taylor Northwest. 541-317-0700 www.towertheatre.org


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tage Right Productions & AMZ Productions presents CLUE at 2nd Street Theater, Friday January 6 at 7:30pm

this cast at this theatre, expect the unexpected! General admission tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and are available by calling the box office at 541-312-9626 or at www.2ndstreettheater.com.

Lights-No Camera-Action is a series of live staged readings from popular movie scripts, featuring local comedians and actors. First up is a hilarious reading of the popular 1985 movie, CLUE, which was based on a popular board game and starred Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn and Christopher Lloyd among others. “Bringing this 80’s classic to life is a dream come true for me,” says the show’s director and CEO of AMZ Productions, Jesse Locke. “It’s going to be a wild night full of surprises, audience participation and murder! With

Performance is 7:30pm, doors open a 7pm. Stage Right Productions is a nonprofit organization that runs 2nd Street Theater. Founded in 2011, Stage Right Productions’ mission is to cultivate the performing arts and provide a venue, support, entertainment and education to both the creative individuals and audiences in Central Oregon. www.2ndstreettheatre.com

Get Into Your Costume, The Dude is Coming to Town


ontinuing on in January, the Coen brothers’ hilarious cult classic The Big Lebowski unravels Saturday, January 21 at 7:30pm at the Tower Theatre. Jeff Bridges stars as Lebowski, a slacker and avid bowler mistaken for a millionaire also named Lebowski, whose wife has been kidnapped and held for ransom. He seeks restitution for his ruined rug by enlisting his bowling buddies ( John Goodman, John Turturro and Steve Buscemi), but that’s when the plan goes awry. Julianne Moore, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid and Flea also appear in supporting roles. You can help “tie the room together” by dressing like The Dude, Walter, Donny, The Strang-

er, Maude or German nihilists. We’ll be awarding prizes for best costumes and other exciting raffles – stay tuned, more details to follow! 541-317-0700 www.towertheatre.org

The Big Lebowski All Seats Reserved $18 Saturday, January 21 7:30pm Tower Theatre 835 NW Wall Street www.towertheatre.org

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Can You Feel that Kevin Schwarting’s Take on Ski Art by MAGDALENA BOKOWA, AE Feature Writer


o say Kevin Schwarting is a ski enthusiast is to put it mildly. The native Chicagoan escaped city life more than a decade ago when he moved to Montana in the pursuit of fresh powder, exhilarating speed and a simpler lifestyle. After years of working in the ski industry, he moved to Bend and combined his love of the sport with his talent for painting. A unique ski art niche was born, Cold Mountain Art. “I always really enjoyed winter in the mountains because everything is calm,” begins Schwarting, “It’s a pristine and beautiful thing.” After growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, he notes that it was the excitement of waiting to go on ski vacations where he could experience the thrill of snow that was the motivating factor to paint ski scenes. The motion of the skier or snowboarder flying through flurries of snow was what he wanted to capture and connect to the audience. “Skiing has changed these days. Technology has ramped it up,” he asserts. “But even with all of that, it still comes down to the turn. When you’re flying through powder, and are in complete control, we are all out there to feel the Gs in that turn. I love it and that's what I want to show.” After looking at his repertoire of works which are currently exhibited at the Redmond Municipal Airport, one can say he has succeeded in his desires to portray that unique feeling that many skiers and snowboarders can attest too. Schwarting admits that ski art caters to a smaller audience, although the niche is steadily growing as more enthusiasts turn to the sport.The artwork is well received in areas where outdoor culture reigns supreme and Schwarting travels extensively to areas in Oregon, Montana and now Aspen, Colorado where he receives commissions for his work. “I basically come alive from October to December,” he says laughing.


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ABOVE Kevin Schwarting with a pair of skis wrapped in his artwork LEFT Ski art entitled Pillow Drop

The installations at the Redmond Airport are dynamic and eye-catching, with an eight-foot prints and additional creations mounted onto skis and snowboards. For those, Schwarting finds boards that have seen better days, grinds and then wraps them in his artwork. The result is a multidimensional piece of work that captures the eye and looks spectacular when mounted onto a wall. The wrapped prints are of his vibrant acrylic artwork, a craft that he has been perfecting since taking a few art classes while in high school. Having always dabbled in paint, he credits the Visit Bend Center as being an integral part in boosting his career to that of an artist. They gave him his first public art space when he chalked

COVER ARTIST a concrete pillar for the Pillars of Art program in 2011. “They really made me believe in my own abilities,” he says. “I have immense gratitude to the Visitor’s Center. I owe them for inviting me in.” The Center aided in Schwarting transitioning from canvas to installations when they allowed him to exhibit his artwork for The Center at an art show in Portland. “That was when I was able to network and was put in touch with ski companies that wanted to create skis with my art on them.”

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Schwarting looks to the future full of commissioned works and is steadily growing as an artist. He is working on completing his second mural piece for the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection, a piece he hopes will be a vibrant, cotton candy skier with a moonlight look to it. “Those people who know what it feels like,” he says, pausing, “those are the people who I keep painting for.” Kevin Schwarting’s work at the Redmond Municipal Airport will be on display until May 2017. www.coldmountainart.com

LEFT & BELOW Works at Redmond Airport

ABOVE Stomp the Insane ABOVE LEFT Moonlight LEFT Kevin Schwarting with his work

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A6 Studio and Gallery


The Proof’s Luncheon


1. (L-R) A6 Board President Bruce Emerson, A6 Board Member Krayna Castelbaum and Ken Streater 2. Janit Brockway delights in cards made by A6 printmaker Paula Bullwinkle 3. (L-R) Mary Campbell and Cate O'Hagan walk through the silent auction 4. (L-R) Alexis Chapman and Dawn Boone help guests with their silent auction purchases 5. (L-R) Dawn Boone, Lorna Cahall and founder Pat Clark discuss the upcoming “Cheers to Art!” program 6. A6’s sliding screen doors frame a festive gathering in the gallery. Board member Sandy Anderson (center) attends to guests.


Tumalo Art Gallery





High Desert Chamber Music Gala


8. (L-R) Judy Hoiness, Sarah B Hansen, Anne Ferder and Helen Brown at Tumalo Art Gallery 9. (L-R) Steve Klingman, Amanda Klingman, Isabelle Senger, Francis Senger, Aaron Ballwebber, Alyson Ballwebber 10. (L-R) Patsy Graves, Susan Cooper, Ellie Waterston 11. Bob and Cheryl Shaw 12. Marla Hacker and Daisy Layman 13. Timothy and Kim Morris


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 New Year, New Art featuring Bend artists JM Brodrick, MaryLea Harris and Kelly Thiel in their first feature of art at Franklin Crossing. Artist JM Brodrick notes, I am a painter working towards merging my need for realism with the beauty of pure abstract. Many juried exhibitions and awards evidence her expertise: American Woman Painters Juried Exhibition, Bennington, Vermont, 2016; Best of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Orleans, Maine, 2016; Artists to Watch, Southwest Art Magazine, Septeptem 2015; Finalist, Portraits/Figures, 32nd Annual Art Competition, The Artist’s Magazine, 2015. www.jmbrodrick.com. The artist’s paintings range from the beauty of old growth forests to city scenes, birds and animals. Both serene and dramatic, her over-laying of colors creates hues appearing to glow from within. An artist from an early age, she received her first scholarship at 13. Her grandmother, a professional Finnish artist, guided the young artist, helping her learn authentic self-expression. Brodrick’s art appears in numerous corporate and private collections: Atlantic Richfield Corporation, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington D.C., the State of Alaska and Global National Health Hospital in Tokyo, Japan.

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Kelly Thiel, a native of southeastern states, relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 2014. Thiel brought considerable experience both as a ceramic artist and painter with awards and juried exhibitions: Shades of Clay Invitational, Kunsthuis Gallery, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, November/December 2016; Intersections of Gender and Place, Mississippi University for Women, September/October 2015; American Craft Council, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2012, ‘11, ’10 and others. The artist’s work tells women’s stories as such narratives fascinate her – stories of our lives, stories of our parents, secret/hidden stories and stories in plain view. She notes that the artwork comes from an energy, a need, a craving to “get the stories out.” Text is always present on the work, sometimes legible - sometimes not, but mandatory to complete the story told in her art. Since moving to Bend in 2014, Thiel co-founded a studio for creatives, The Wilds, shared with the other co-founders each with individual studios. www. kellytheilstudio.com. During First Friday, Noi Thai serves wine and appetizers and the Tommy Leroy Trio performs jazz. Billye Turner, art consultant (billyeturner@bendnet. com), organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing.

Snow Fall, Fiber with overstitching, 22 x 22” framed, 2016

MaryLea Harris, with over 15 years in arts education, has degrees in studio art and art history from Sweet Briar College with emphasis in painting and printmaking. She holds a masters of fine art from Virginia Commonwealth University in painting. A Harry D. Forsyth Fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, she has shown her art in the eastern U.S. and throughout Bend. www.maryleaharrisart.com.

A contemporary artist, Harris’ colorful, expressionistic images of leaves and trees, outlined in creams and whites, analogize the interplay between positives and negatives in space and life. Her abstract work features brightly colored backgrounds created by layering paint and scraping it away with plastic gift cards. These cards function not only for scraping paint but as a reminder of our consumer-driven society, quick to replace nature with man-made materials. Her latest, Map Series, explores our relationships between physical place, connection, belonging, and our collective personal journeys.

Michelle Lindblom

Collaborating Twin Artist Creating Truly One of A Kind Fine Art

A6 Studio & Gallery 550 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 180 541-330-8759, www.atelier6000.com INSPIRED BY TREES Exhibit. Six Oregon artists connected to A6 share recent artwork inspired by trees. This exhibit opened at the World Forestry Center last fall and travels to the A6 Gallery for display January 6-29. Participating artists are members or past members of A6, a printmaking and book arts studio and gallery in Bend. Each artist was naturally drawn to trees, responding to visual qualities as well as geographical, social or historical contexts. Dawn Emerson’s monotypes mimic the sculptural forms of solitary junipers in the Oregon Badlands. Patricia Clark’s drawings and relief prints examine the clearcutting of formerly dense stands of lodgepole pine. Jean Harkin’s mixed-media monotypes dwell on regeneration with views of charred ponderosas from the B&B Complex Fire of 2003. Stirling Gorsuch’s color linocuts present simultaneous yet contrasting time periods and conditions in the Cascade forests. Robin Thomas’ collagraphs consider trees as markers of trails and other boundaries. Julie Winter’s prints explore trees as holders of “Place.” A6 will host an opening reception on January 6 from 5-8pm. Artists participating in the exhibit will give a free Art Talk on Friday, January 13 in the A6 Gallery at 6pm.

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty 821 NW Wall St. 541-549-4653 www.cascadesothebysrealty.com

Featuring work from Artist Karen Ruane. Color, nature and form has been

the common thread throughout Karen's artistic career. She is fascinated with the marriage between the manipulation of the medium and the happy accidents that happen by chance when allowing the medium to flow as it wants. So naturally, Karen was drawn to the art of marbling. Paints are floated upon a viscous surface, where they spread and push other paint, and finally, the artist uses tools to guide and manipulate the paint. From this process, a single contact print is taken, making each piece completely unique. Notably, Karen is Deschutes Brewery's 2016 Jubelale Label Artist. Please join us to meet this exceptional artist and enjoy complimentary appetizers and in honor of her Jubelale label, we will also serve Deschutes Brewery’s Jubelale. City Walls at City Hall 710 NW Wall St., www.bendoregon.gov/abc 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 from 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 from 5-7pm on First Friday. Thru March. http://cascadecameraclub.org COSAS NW 115 NW Minnesota Ave., 512-289-1284

Mexican folk art, Latin American textiles and David Marsh furniture.

Winter Salon

Held over! Start your art collection with affordable, small art treasures. (to yourself!)

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JANUARY 6 Desperado Boutique Old Mill District, 330 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541-749-9980

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30-5pm, First Fridays, and by appointment at other times. Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery Old Mill District, second story loft 541-330-0840, www.lubbesmeyer.com

EverBank 5 NW Minnesota Ave. SageBrushers artist Dianne Esther Norwood and Leslie Thomas. 113 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-3063162, www.thefeathersedge.com Our shop features functional, well crafted, handmade goods from Bend& beyond. We always have fun, new items featured for First Friday. Jeffrey Murray Photography 118 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-325-6225 wwwjeffreymurrayphotography.com 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.,www.johnpauldesigns.com 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, www.karenbandy.com 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.

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. www.barbaraslater.com.

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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. Mary Medrano Gallery 25 NW Minnesota Ave #12, www.marymedrano.com 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, www.mockingbird-gallery.com Featuring Jennifer Diehl’s new oil paintings.The show is titled, In a Perfect World.We invite you to come by on First Friday to meet Jennifer, to enjoy her new body of work while listening to jazz performed by Rich Hurdle and Friends. On Saturday, January 7, Jennifer will be giving a live demonstration from 11am–2pm at Mockingbird Gallery. Jennifer knew her passion and talent for creating artwork at a young age. Her mother, who was a professional artist, shared her knowledge and philosophy of creativity with her until Jennifer’s early teens. At that time she was sent to study Russian Impressionism with Henry Stinson who became her mentor. Jennifer studied with him until the age of 18 when she had her first show, which was a mother/ daughter debut. She also studied under many well-known artists while attending the Northwest Artist School in Washington, the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Arizona and Northern Arizona University. Jennifer’s work has been described as “vibrant and decisive in a contemporary yet classic tradition.” Everyday people and places come to life on her canvases. Her subject matter includes street scenes, cafes, landscapes, figurative works and still life. When describing her work she says, “The only consistent subject matter that I paint is light.”

Jennifer lives in Oregon and works as a full-time painter. She teaches and travels monthly for workshops and shows while engaging in plein air painting. She has won many awards and has been featured in numerous publications. Oxford Hotel 10 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-382-8436 Art at the Oxford Hotel presents Marjorie Wood Hamlin’s abstract images of copper and gold foil, accented with gold leaf. Hamlin will be present at the champagne opening on First Friday, 5:30–7:30pm. The exhibit continues through February 19. Hamlin works in copper and gold foil on canvas, sometimes accented in acrylic color and 23K gold leaf, a unique technique she invented. The result is a richly layered imagery. Her artwork appears in collections throughout the U.S. The lobby exhibition is open during all hours. Pave Jewelry 101 NW Minnesota Ave. SageBrushers artists Linda Shelton & Lee August. Come join us for a view of Central Oregon from an art perspective. Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176 www.redchairgallerybend.com Two local artists are featured in January. Eleanor Murphey has been a professional potter for 40 years. Her work displays her appreciation and admiration for the artisans and their philosophy of the early 20th century Arts & Crafts movement. She works using a contemporary approach to create pottery that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional, without producing reproductions, yet staying in the sensual realm of design drawn from nature. Her glazing process is a very time consuming technique, using a wax resist glaze application on hand thrown high fire stoneware pottery. Each piece is an original work of art enhancing one’s home, making life just that much more pleasurable. Michelle Lindblom’s recent work incorporates both the collage and monotype printmaking processes. Michelle brings together various found materials from in and out of the studio including dried leaves and plants from her yard which she then adheres intuitively as she creates each college monotype. The results reveal layers and nuances in her imagery through shapes, texts, colors and movements.

Michelle’s current work expresses a reverence for and dialogue with the natural world and her increasing awareness of the nuances of everyday experiences. Sage Custom Framing and Gallery 834 NW Brooks Street, 541-382-5884 www.sageframing-gallery.com For 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. Closed for January First Friday. Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond Street, 541-312-2001 An underwater naturalist, Aaron Glenn has worked all over the world studying coral reef conservation science and cataloging the rate of marine species decline. During his travels, Glenn encountered a wide breadth of sea creatures stirring his imagination and inspiring artistic endeavors. Glenn’s artwork originates from memories of his time conducting reef surveys from SE Asia to the Caribbean, he recreates his favorite underwater encounters on cotton canvas as a means of raising funds for project AWARE which works to enforce legislative measures to protect the world’s increasingly dwindling marine habitats. All sale proceeds will be donated to AWARE, https://www. awarewildlife.org. Tumalo Art Company Old Mill District. www.tumaloartco.com 541-385-9144 Winter Salon show is being held over for another month and opens (again) January 6 from 4-8pm during the First Friday. Featuring affordable small works in all media, subject matter and styles, a wealth of artistic treasure fills our front show space. 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 perfect for starting, or adding to, your art collection! Further into the gallery all of our artists are also showing larger, focal-point works. The Wine Shop 55 NW Minnesota Ave. SageBrushers artists Peggy Ogburn and Barbara Shannon. Enjoy these while you have a glass of wine. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | January 2017


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Bend Senior Center 1600 SE Reed Market Rd. Artwork by SageBrushers Art Society artists. Blue Spruce Pottery 20591 Dorchester E., 541-382-0197 www.bluesprucepottery.com Beautiful handmade stoneware for baking, cooking, serving and beautifying your home. All of our pottery is made one at a time on a potters wheel and is lead free, ovenproof, microwave and dishwasher safe Broken Top Club 62000 Broken Top Drive 541-383-8200 The artists of the High Desert Art League are featured at Broken Top Club for the holidays, including Jacqueline Newbold and Helen Brown. Exhibit is showing to January 19. Circle of Friends Art & Academy 19889 Eighth St. www.CircleOfFriendsArt.com, 541-706-9025 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 its name to the Circle of Friends Art Association or COFAA. Applications for the juried membership will be available by early-February. COCC Gallery of the Pinckney Center for the Arts in Pence Hall, Bend Campus 541-383-7511 The Gallery is open 11am-5pm Monday through Friday and the last Saturday of the month from noon to 5pm. January 6 – February 1 exhibit of Ian Factor with opening reception and talk January 12, 4:30-6:30pm. Factor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and began traditional training in figure drawing, painting and sculpture at the age of eight. He studied at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln Massachusetts, the Museum of Fine Arts School and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Factor earned his BFA from the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University in New York. After a residency at the Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Factor spent several years travelling and producing artwork throughout the United States. From 199499 Factor taught at Montserrat College of Art while working heavily in the commercial art field producing illustrations, murals and designs for corporate clients including Burton Snowboards, Timberland Outdoor Gear, Converse Footwear, Magic Hat Brewery, Vail Associates, Bank Boston (Fleet Bank) and IBM. Des Chutes Historical Museum 129 NW Idaho Ave., www.deschuteshistory.org, 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. 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, www.eastlakeframing.com Dive underwater with two local underwater photographers. From rainbow trout to deep sea anemones, dive into the world of underwater photography with local photographers George Jolokai and Patrick Windsor. Exhibit thru December. High Desert Museum 59800 S Hwy. 97 www.highdesertmuseum.org The Buzzsaw Sharks of Long Ago, featuring the artwork of Ray Troll.This exhibit combines


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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 www.LookingGlassImportsandCafe.com 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, theworkhousebend@gmail.com, www.theworkhousebend.com 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 www.rodes-smithey.com Showing mixed media, paintings, metalwork and sculpture from Randy and Holly Smithey. SageBrushers Art Society 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend sagebrushersartofbend.com, 541-617-0900 Exhibit by Mixer Wednesday artists. January & February, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 1-4 pm. Reception, Saturday, January 14, 2-4 pm. St. Charles Medical Center - Bend 2500 NE Neff Rd., 541-382-4321 www.scmc.org, lindartsy1@gmail.com 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. 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.


Michelle Lindblom

Experiments in Collage, Color & Design


ichelle Lindblom’s approach to the creative process is intuitive. “Once I begin a piece, it becomes my visual playground of colors, textures, shapes, and movement.” As Michelle works through a piece, one action promotes the next. “I’ve come to a place in this artistic journey where I’m comfortable allowing my intuition and formal knowledge of design to guide my exploration, experimentation and discovery. The element of surprise and spontaneity is what I absolutely love about the creative process.”

Michelle has always used some collage materials in her work, but it wasn’t until she participated in a week long collage monotype workshop conducted by Eva Isaksen, a Seattle based artist, that Michelle really began to explore the range of possibilities within her monotypes. Incorporating found materials, dried plants, recycled fabric swatches, various printmaking papers, rope, ribbons, and previously

discarded prints, Michelle has been able to enrich and layer her imagery, exposing transparencies and depth through the shapes, colors, textures and movement you see and feel in her work. “Because nuance is often lost as we move through our daily lives, my hope is that this work inspires viewers to intently pause discovering the visual subtleties and interaction of the materials and imagery.” Michelle current work expresses a reverence for and dialogue with the natural world and her increasing awareness of the nuances of everyday experiences.

Michelle Lindblom has worked as a professional artist since the early 1980’s and taught visual arts at the college level for 24 plus years, recently retiring as a tenured Full Professor of Visual Art. Michelle has exhibited her work all over the United States including Norway and England and resides in Bend with her spouse, Doug Eggert. She is a full time member of the Red Chair Gallery in downtown Bend and a featured artist for January. www.redchairgallerybend.com 103 NW Oregon Ave 541 306-3176

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January brings completion which will inspire new beginnings by the end of the month. Decisions made in February will help you move forward and start fresh. Revisiting old issues in March will lead you to feeling good about yourself now especially if you give yourself credit for a lot of hard work. Focus on yourself and your needs in April and realize that some things cannot be changed by words. Take action and show yourself what is possible. Ask for something new in May and be ready to follow through quickly. Spend time with family and old friends in June and you will make a big difference in your life. A playful July is refreshing but refrain from making too many big decisions at this time. Someone from your past may be just what you need to find the motivation to move forward in August. Hard work in September will be worth it in the long run. New opportunities in October may come out of an intense situation. Speak your truth in November if you want your relationships to be able to support you. Dream big in December and you could be amazed with what happens. Make a big wish at the end of the year and stay open to it really happening.


Life begins to make sense in January and you could find peace in your heart. Ask for what you want in February and expect to see it happen. March invites you to be impulsive and do things that you have never done before. Enjoy the adventures that April has to offer and be grateful to those who help it happen. Take a chance in May and you will be very glad that you did. Spending time with family and good friends in June will be exactly what you need to help you feel nurtured. Let the people around you contribute to your happiness in July and realize how important you are to those around you. Organize something in your life in August and it will be easier to know what you need next. Challenges in September are only an indication that you need to restructure something in your life. Opportunities in October will help you integrate the new with the old. Stay open to new relationships at this time. November is all about the heart and who you really want to share yours with. Let yourself shine in December and realize happiness really is yours for the choosing. Feel confident with your choices about the upcoming New Year.


Trust enough to step back until the end of January and let yourself regroup. February brings opportunities to be spontaneous and playful and it’s important to do so. March brings new beginnings which may be only the start of more new things to come. April is a time to for self-nurturing so be a little indulgent with yourself. Do things the easy way in May and realize many situations are changing right now. June brings more integration and you will be able to coordinate your world to get what you need. July is about completely enjoying yourself and realizing that happiness is what keeps you going. Words could be challenging in August so be sure to keep your heart open during all conversations. Stay organized in September in order to keep some sanity in your life during very busy days. October is all about your relationships and it’s the perfect time to express your gratitude. Emotions intensify in November and it will be obvious what changes need to be made. December could be the biggest month of the year as many situations reach a peak. Have faith in what’s happening and realize this is exactly what you have been asking for.


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Cooperation is available in January for you to move into a new direction. Follow the guidance of your heart in February even if your head disagrees. New beginnings are plentiful in March and it is important to let go of the past. Life keeps you moving quickly in April and it will be necessary to make choices. Take everything one step at a time in May as you are taking your life to an entirely new level. Spend time thinking about what you really want next in June so that you will be clear in the near future. You will only be able to do what feels right in July as you move into the next part of your life. A bit of organization in August will help you feel better about recent changes. Ask for definition in September in order to help you make decisions about the near future. Opportunities in October will ask for you to let go of the past so that you can move on. Relationships are full of change in November and it will be important to have faith in what is taking place. December may be busier than you feel comfortable with but it will turn out to be exactly what you needed. Listen when the people around you say how amazing they think you are.


Listen to your intuition in January as it guides you to completion. New beginnings in February will turn out to be bigger than they appear initially. Recognition in March will be well deserved so notice what is being acknowledged. Be patient in April as things are changing all around you. Enjoy yourself completely in May as you adjust to your new situation. Emotions could feel challenging in June, especially if you take other people’s attitudes personally.  A slower moving July will give you time to catch up and regroup. Let go of needing to explain yourself in August and simply go about your own business. Speak clearly in September if you expect those around you to understand what you need to say. Opportunities in October may feel intense and initially uncomfortable. By November you will realize that you have the support that you have been waiting for. December is a time for celebration and possibly travel. Let go of your worries as the year ends and move forward with optimism.


Hold off on making big decisions until the middle of January. February asks you to make a choice about upcoming new beginnings. Completion comes in March and steps will be taken that move you in new directions. A busy April asks for you to be flexible with the details during significant changes. May could feel like a game of musical chairs as the people around you are shifting positions. Appreciate the cooperation in June and be willing to delegate to those around you. Nurture yourself during July and remind yourself that this is a necessary part of your life. Only offer your opinion when asked in August and stay in the background if you can. Be willing to follow through on your promises in September so people know they can depend on you. Opportunities in October are huge and could change things significantly. Have faith in your relationships during November and let it show in your actions. December may bring more activity than you are prepared for. Stay active as the year ends so you can see how capable you really are.



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Listen to your intuition in January especially if it encourages you to step back from something. Challenge yourself in February to keep your attention on your own needs. Continue to focus on yourself in March in order to move forward. Changes in April may encourage you go a new direction, consider it carefully. New beginnings in May will ask for you to do something completely different. Give your home front attention in June and enjoy creating changes there. Do something you really Love in July and know that you deserve it. Be proud of yourself in August when other people recognize your accomplishments. Patience is required when making a plan in September in regards to future work opportunities. Opportunities show themselves in October and you will want to be ready to let go and move on. November brings integration in relationships and new people will be coming into your life. Expansion is available in December so get ready to live a bigger life. Remind yourself that you have been asking for what is happening now.


Cooperation is available in January so let other people know what you need. Completion and new beginnings are available in February if you are willing to make the decision. More new experiences are surfacing in March so stay open to what presents itself. Try something new and fun in April and make a point to lighten up. Let go of trying to control other people in May and realize you can only control your own life. Enjoy the company of good friends and family in June and remember how important these people are to you. Visiting your past in July will give you what you need to move forward later. Make a plan in August and be patient with others if they seem to want something different. Situations make more sense in September and it will be easier to know what to do next. Opportunities in October will give you a glimpse of what is possible, have faith in what you see. November is your chance to speak up and talk about what you want to do next. An enthusiastic approach in December will be helpful if you want others to get involved. Realize how your attitude can make all of the difference in your outcome.


Mind your own business in January while completion is happening all around you. Be an inspiration in February for those near you who are going through change. New beginnings in March help you feel refreshed and invigorated. Go out on a limb in April and do something that is a stretch for you.  Keep it simple in May and be patient with the people in your life. Drop back and take time to regroup in June making sure you have what you need. A leap of faith in July will turn out better than you might have imagined. August is a time for celebration and for sharing your joy with those around you. Hard work is required in September and details will be very important. October introduces you to new relationships that will open doors in the future. Enjoy the company of as many people as possible in November and realize how many opportunities are available. December is a time for taking action and realizing the New Year will be asking for big decisions. Be honest with yourself and the decisions will come easily.

Eileen Lock, clairvoyant Astrologer & Spiritual Medium www.eileenlock.freeservers.com


Completion will be obvious in January and decisions will be required. Communicate your needs in February in order to turn a corner and start fresh. March may push you to look into new situations and it will be wise to explore your options. April is a turning point and you will realize there is no turning back. Changes in May will introduce you to a new way of life, stay open to what crosses your path. Look back at your life in June and give yourself credit for how far you have come. Action taken in July could be emotional but you will know it’s the right thing to do. Back track a little in August to be sure you have everything you need to go forward. Be a leader in September as you notice those around you could be lacking direction. October provides an opportunity to integrate with people in your life that you have not seen in a while. Relationships want your attention in November and it will be important to be patient. Move forward with confidence in December and remind yourself that you can do what you have only dreamt about. Have faith that your dreams really can come true.


Brand new endeavors that begin in January could be financially lucrative. February will continue to show you what is possible when you are willing to take a chance. March brings new beginnings that are simple and feel easy. A very active April is filled with experiences that are invigorating. Make yourself the most important in May and take care of whatever it is that you need. Slow it down in June and realize rest time is what is most important right now. July finds you busy again and it will be important that you feel like you are doing what you want. August puts you in the public eye so stay mindful about your actions. September asks for you to be organized about what you want to do next. Relationships become very important in October and you will understand how important it is to let go of the past. Show the world your best side in November and the world will come back and reward you. December will bring a reason to celebrate and you will feel like doing lots of it. Realize the past is clearly behind you and you are very ready to move on.


Focus on yourself completely in January and realize you could benefit from doing this more often. February is a time of decisions and completion and it will be important to feel confident about your choices. New beginnings start to show themselves in March and it could be what you need to keep going. Take your time in April and be honest with yourself about what you can do. Pick and choose what you get involved with in May being mindful of only choosing what works for you. Integration with family and friends in June is exactly what you have been needing. Continue being around those you Love in July and you will find yourself rejuvenated. Let others take the lead in August and simply take care of the basics. Slow way down in September and let yourself catch up on many levels. October brings solutions that you have been waiting a long time for, appreciate them when they happen. Be open to the assistance of others in November and realize they enjoy helping you. The busy world around you will keep you going in December and you can see the new structure in the future. Trust enough to let go and let magic happen in your life. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | January 2017


OPENING UP THE POEM WORKSHOP Saturday, January 7 9:30-12:30pm Bend Library Administration When an actor breaks the fourth wall by turning to address us, we are startled into a different kind of attention and a different relationship to what’s happening before our eyes. Come join local poet Judith Montgomery as we read, listen and practice ways to break open the poem and draw the reader more deeply into its experience.

YOGA & MEDITATION, ANCIENT WAYS MADE MODERN Saturday, January 7, 2pm East Bend Library Explore the yoga movement with Breyn Hibbs of Sol Alchemy. Beginning in the early 20th century, yoga slowly moved from the fringes into more-mainstream American culture. Western science and medicine are exploring the potential benefits of yoga, and more organizations and businesses are dedicating resources to employee wellness and fulfillment endeavors that include “yoga at work” programs. As all of this happens, the question arises: what do yoga and meditation have to offer modern American culture?

AMERICAN POPULISM PAST AND PRESENT Thursday, January 26, 6pm East Bend Library

Neither Donald J. Trump nor The Occupy Movement invented Populism. Both are recent examples of socio-political groups that draw their respective energy from mobilizing discontent. Populists have a long lineage, and have assumed many forms, throughout American history. James Foster of OSUCascades surveys the history and consequences of American Populism.



THE LIBRARY WILL KEEP YOU MOVING IN JANUARY Deschutes Public Library is delving into movement this January. You will hear about political movements, musical movements and cultural movements. From planning your perfect trail run in Central Oregon to learning about healthy diets to keep you moving, there’s something for everyone during Know Movement.

A PIECE OF THE MUSICAL PUZZLE Wednesday, January 18, 12pm Sisters Library Saturday, January 21, 2pm Downtown Bend Library Michael Gesme explains the what and why of “movements” within larger musical works. Gesme is a Professor Music at Central Oregon Community College and is the Music Director of the Central Oregon Symphony. He has taught various music courses, including music theory, ear traing, music history and conducting.

ENHANCE YOUR HEALTH AND KEEP YOUR GUT MOVING Thursday, January 26, 12pm Downtown Bend Library Saturday, January 28, 12pm Redmond Library Learn what your fiber needs are and how to meet them with tasty foods. We will talk about whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits, and ways to include them in your daily eating. Lori Brizee is a registered dietitiannutritionist with over 30 years of experience helping people of all ages.



Sunday, January 8, 2pm Downtown Bend Library

Tuesday, January 10, 6pm Downtown Bend Library

Lucas Alberg’s book Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon is an extensive guide to the best trail running in an area known for its trails. From classic high desert runs to the east in the Badlands, to mountain escapes and high alpine scenery to the west in the Cascades, Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon highlights the unique and diverse geography that the region has to offer.

Local writers Dani Nichols and Sandy Thompson will present pieces of their prose and poetry about similar subjects.

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They’ll discuss how the writings are comparable, where they’re different, how each approached a subject, what components might move a reader and why methods of prose and poetry differ.

WONDER WOMAN AND FEMINIST MOVEMENTS Tuesday, January 24, 6pm Redmond Library Sunday, January 29, 2pm Downtown Bend Library Historian Michelle Seiler Godfrey traces the development of feminist movements from women’ suffrage and the New Woman of the 1920s through the activists of the 1960s and 1970s. We will learn about real and fictional women who lead these movements, in particular, Wonder Woman, whose creator believed women should rule the world, broke comic book stereotypes.


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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. DONNA RICE - FABRIC ART As a child Donna was inspired by her g r a n d m o t h e r ’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. 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 threedimensional drawings, Greg often taught his students how to draw Escher’s interlocking figures or tessellations. Greg loves the problem solving and logistics 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.


Sunriver Library

56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080 www.canyoncreekpotteryllc.com 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 show thru January 28. 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 h o l i d a y celebration presenting artists Karen Bandy and Barbara Slater. The exhibit opens the gallery winter quarter through February 24.

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2nd Saturday Jan. 14th 4 to 6pm Food, Wine and Beer and Party with the Artists

Winter Hours: Open 10am to 5pm, Closed on Tuesday. www.artistsgallerysunriver.com • The Village at Sunriver, building 19 • 541.593.4382

The Wooden Jewel

57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-4151 info@thewoodenjewel.com www.thewoodenjewel.com 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 appeal.

Nancy Cotton: Quilting

57100 Beaver Dr. 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274 www.artistsgallerysunriver.com It’s already a New Year. Come and celebrate with the Artists of Artists’ Gallery Sunriver in the Village. They invite you to their 2nd Saturday Celebration of Art on January 14 from 4 to 6pm. Meet the artists… e n j o y food,wine and beer! T h e featured artists for January are a husband and wife doubly talented team who live in Sunriver, Greg and Nancy Cotton.

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Fine Art Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery Featuring Karen Bandy, Vivian Olsen & Barbara Slater


unriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery celebrates the New Year with artists Karen Bandy, Vivian Olsen and Barbara Slater. The exhibit continues the gallery winter quarter continuing through February 24. In the upper gallery, Olsen exhibits her watercolor and oil paintings of wildlife including barnyard sheep with tender, young lambs, Central Oregon quail coveys leading their quail chicks, as well as other wild fowl, wolves and bison. All appear lifelike amidst native habitats. Olsen notes a life-long affection for animals evidenced in her paintings, “I paint what I love – nature, especially birds and animals of the high desert. I portray each creature as unique, taking pains to capture their individual personalities and postures; no two ever look alike, even quail.” From her early youth growing up in the country near Monterey Bay, she envisioned herself as an artist and, in beginning college years, majored in art. Some twenty years later, the artist completed college with a bachelor of fine arts and later a masters degree in Biology. While at the University of Idaho, she studied for three years with a master watercolor professor. During this period, Olsen not only became a skilled watercolor artist, but also set her goal of a career wildlife artist. Clearly attained, her realistic paintings of animals receive wide recognition. While raising her three daughters, the artist worked as a free-lance illustrator for the Fish and Wildlife Department in South Dakota and Idaho as well as the Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Idaho. Through these myriad experiences, she learned the specific mannerisms of wildlife and the singular identity of each creature. Later with her children in jobs and college, she became an art educator,


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teaching art at Socorro High School in New Mexico, her home with her husband for 26 years. During this teaching career, she painted and displayed her art in galleries in New Mexico and Colorado as well as state and national juried exhibits. Now retired, Olsen paints full time in her studio in Eagle Crest and exhibits throughout the Northwest. She also serves as president of the High Desert Art League and is a member and past president of the Plein Air Painters of Oregon. Also in the upper gallery, Slater presents realistic oil paintings of cows with soulful gazes, cavorting and curious goats, bears humorous and majestic and a noble wolf as well as other animals. Slater notes that her desire to continually stretch her technique arises from a singular goal – her growth as an artist. On the lower level is artist Karen Bandy. She studied art at the University of Oregon and upon her move to Bend in 1987, the unique beauty of her surroundings nurtured her desire to paint. She exhibits expressionistic cottontails painted in soft pastel hues and striking magpies amidst vivid desert flowers. Sunriver Resort welcomes the public to the exhibition open all hours. Billye Turner, art consultant and gallery curator, provides additional exhibition information at 503-780-2828 or billyeturner@bendnet.com.

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Celebrate the New 2017 Year With Art


t’s already a New Year. Come and celebrate with the Artists of Artists’ Gallery Sunriver in the Village. They invite you to their 2nd Saturday Celebration of Art on January 14 from 4-6pm. Meet the artists and enjoy their company while sipping on snacks,wine and beer! The featured artists for January are a husband and wife doubly talented team who live in Sunriver, Greg and Nancy Cotton. Greg is resident wood artist and his background in mathematics shows in his intricate works. New this year is yet another addition to his creative puzzles crafted out of natural and colorful woods. This new piece when put together is a perfect cube….but starts out with a group of spiral and curved pieces to puzzle together. Each piece is unique. Greg’s other works are useful objects ranging from games to cutting boards, door stoppers, candle holders and coasters. “Kids” of all ages love his puzzles….a great gift idea for a snowy day indoors. Nancy is a fiber artist specializing in quilted fabrics….from table


runners to wall hangings to full size bed quilts and even some unique handbags. Each piece is a one of a kind expression of her art. Nancy is currently working on a series of pieces using the New York Beauty quilt block. Nancy says that sometimes the quilt blocks can be tedious to make, but once they are completed, that’s when the fun begins. Nancy does all her own quilting from start to finish. Drawing on her experience as a high school math instructor, she finds designs or patterns that appeal to her, selects fabrics and color combinations, pieces the quilt top, then quilts and finishes the project. Nancy is always planning at least two projects ahead. “That’s what makes it fun” she says, “there’s always something new to look forward to.” Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 57100 Beaver Dr., Sunriver 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274 www.artistsgallerysunriver.comvv Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | January 2017


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 www.canyoncreekpotteryllc.com Fine handmade pottery by Kenneth G. Merrill made in Sisters.

Cha For The Finest Gallery

183 East Hood Ave. www.chaforthefinest.com 541-549-1140 Fourth Friday Art Stoll in Sisters, January 27, 4-7pm.

Clearwater Art Gallery

303 West Hood 541-549-4994 www.theclearwatergallery.com Fourth Friday Art Stroll January 27, 4-7pm. 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. www.hoodavenueart.com 541-719-1800 Featured Thru January 23: Small Wonders Exhibit. Gallery artists share small format works of all media, inviting art collectors to give the gift of art. Featured January 23-February 20: Annual Open Studio Sale. Gallery artists exhibit pieces that document the changes and shifts in their media and subject, all at affordable prices. Collect art by your favorite artist or expand the scope of your collection with work by an artist new to you. Reception on Fourth Friday Art Stroll, January 27, 4-7 pm, live music and ref reshments, f ree and open to the public.

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 www.sistersartworks.com M-F. 10am-5pm or by appointment. Holiday open house December 3. Fourth Friday Art Stroll in Sisters on January 27, 4-7pm.

Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop

252 W Hood Ave. 541-549-9552 www.sistersgallery.com Gallery open 11am-5pm daily, except Sunday, 12-5pm. Gallery features work by photographers Curtiss Abbott, Gary Albertson and Dennis Schmidling. Our 2-D artists are Paul Alan Bennett, Carol Grigg, Jennifer Hartwig, Norma Holmes, Kimry Jelen, Dennis McGregor and Jodi Schneider. 3-D artists Susan Adams, J. Chester Armstrong, Ann Grossnickle, Jan Hansson and Thomas Means. Join for Fourth Friday Art Stroll on January 27, 4-7pm.

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 www.theporch-sisters.com 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 www.stitchinpost.com Twigs proudly announces a show provided by the Central Oregon Textile Artists Collective during January featuring local fiber artists & Stitchin' Post employees. Come join the unique Fourth Friday Art Stroll which will be held Friday, January 27 from 4pm till 7pm.




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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 monthlong 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.

accessible as possible to all artists and supportive of their families.”

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.”

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.

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

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Moments of Consequence

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uniper Brewing Company of Redmond continues its practice of featuring local artists with Moments of Consequence an amazing solo exhibition by artist, Terry Solini. Moments of Consequence will be on display through January 6, 2017at Juniper Brewing Company in the brewery’s taproom in Redmond. Toast holiday season with one of Juniper Brewing award-winning beers and purchase a one-of-a-kind beautiful piece of art for a surprise Christmas gift for a loved one. 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. Selftaught, Terry has also benefited from classes at City College of San Francisco. Through his oil and acrylic paintings he hopes to elicit an emotional connection and a sense of mystery from his viewers. Terry says, “I try to portray every day’s anonymous but eternal moments that are so easily missed but are still part of a universal story.” 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, Auburn, California and Corvallis, Oregon. “To me one of the greatest gifts gained from painting is the rediscovery of the world that we tend to ignore every day and the beauty, joys and sorrows that can be found in our own “back alleys. These paintings represent those moments, people and places that have inspired me to create a visual diary of a lifetime.” Juniper Brewing Company is an award-winning brewery known for its great craft beer. Located at 1950 SW Badger Ave. Suite 103, Redmond, Juniper Brewing Company presently offers six beers on tap. www.tsolini.com

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CENTRAL OREGON EXHIBITS MADRAS / WARM SPRINGS Art Adventure Gallery 185 SW Fifth St. 541-475-7701. www.artadventuregallery.com John Scheideman, Sharon Bean and Lynn Gasner. The Museum at Warm Springs 2189 U.S. 26, 541-553-3331, www.museumatwarmsprings.org Annual Warm Springs Tribal Youth Art Exhibits opens January 28-April 2.

PRINEVILLE A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum 246 N Main St., Prineville. 541-447-3715, bowmanmuseum.org 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 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 www.alfreddolezal.com, artofalfreddolezal@gmail.com 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 jenniferware@rocketmail.com or 541-233-7300 Moments of Consequence, an amazing solo exhibition by artist Terry Solini. Thru January 6. 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. www.tsolini.com Maragas Winery Lattavo Gallery 15523 SW Hwy. 97, Culver, 541-546-5464, www.maragaswinery.com The caricature art adorning the bottles of Maragas wines was created by Doug


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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. www.redmondfol.org lindab@dpls.lib.or.us 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 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 karen@visitredmondoregon.com January 20 – 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, lsmith@bendbroadband.com Joan Ouchdia will present her photography for January. She was born in Alaska and since childhood has been involved in creating arts and crafts in every conceivable media. Her professional life did, and does, include art at every level. Her current works reflect her interest in environmental issues including recycling and reuse of common sports equipment into useful art pieces. Her photography exhibit will explore the wonders of nature. School House Produce 1430 SW Highland Ave., 541- 504-7112, www.schoolhouseproduce.com Great watercolors by SageBrushers artist Joan Ouchida. 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, lindartsy1@gmail.com 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.

Moose Sisters Down Home with a Mountain View


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or a spacious, airy restaurant with a peekaboo view of the mountains, Moose Sisters isn’t the easiest restaurant to find. But once you experience the welcoming décor and service, along with twin sisters Marlene Rinerson and Maxine Veloso’s “food with spirit,” you’ll be glad you discovered it.

The meat loaf, a blend of ground beef, veal, elk and Italian sausage, was some of the best we’ve ever had — light and tender with just a hint of game.

After a round of tasty cocktails, my friends and I tore ourselves away from the Moose Sisters’ lounge, with its fireplace and couches, and headed into the restaurant.It didn’t take us long to decide on our starters— crispy vegetable fritterswith an Indian twist (served with a fingerlicking-good Greek yogurt, dill, lemon and chive dipping sauce), and two salads large enough to be main courses. I’m still not sure which I liked better—the roasted beet salad with arugula, pear, goat cheese, toasted pecans tossed in a subtle pumpkin spice vinaigrette or the harvest salad with butternut squash, mixed greens, dried cranberries, pears and blue cheese crumbles tossed in a cranberry-orange vinaigrette. Double yum. The entrees proved as hearty and as eclectic as our starters.

The chicken and waffles, drizzled with a mildly spicy honey chili sauce instead of the traditional maple syrup equaled crunchy, sweet-meets-savory comfort food. (Traditionalists can swap out the waffle for mashed potatoes.) Then there was the seafood cioppino. I’m not usually a fan—the Italian-America seafood stew is often too “tomato-y” for me. Not this one. The broth was light, herbaceous and slightly spicy, and a brilliant canvas for the perfectly-cooked shrimp, halibut, salmon, clams and green lipped mussels. Since the dish is prepared in layers, you can ask for the level of heat you want.


Of note to all you beef lovers, Cascade Village Shopping Center Moose Sisters ages its wellmarbled beef a minimum of 63455 N Hwy. 97 #200, Bend 541-640-8285 21 days, sothe prime rib was particularly tender and flavorful. Marlene@moosesisters.com “This is off the chain,” one of my www.moosesisters.com dinner companions exclaimed HOURS: when she tasted Monday – Friday 11am–close our medium-rare, Saturday–Sunday 9am–close ten ounce Sisters cut. (You can also order the 14-ounce Bend cut.) The accompanying horseradish cream sauce, potatoes of the night (ours were laced with sour cream) and Amaretto-glazed carrots were just as delicious as the choice Angus beef. As we shared two desserts—a hot, gluten-free (!) marionberry crisp with cinnamon and cloves, and a lemony marionberry cheesecake—both notable for their restrained sweetness, we realized that eating at Moose Sisters is a lot like eating at home—comfy, with unpretentious, tasty food. Only here you don’t have to shop, cook or do the dishes. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | January 2017



Riverhouse Jazz Presents Tierney Sutton

iverhouse on the Deschutes hotel, in partnership with Executive Producer G2 Strategic, continue the jazz series, Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz. The series features a combination of international touring and Northwest-based artists. Tierney Sutton is an American jazz singer who has received multiple Grammy Award nominations. For the past 20 years, Sutton has fronted the Tierney Sutton Band featuring pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt, and drummer Ray Brinker. The band tours throughout the world and

have headlined in recent years at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Tierney explains her band's arranging style as "based on the principle of consultation-the band is very much run on Baha'i principles. There is very much a sense that what we do is essentially a spiritual thing and everyone's voice needs to be heard." She has recently also been performing in a trio format with flautist Hubert Laws and guitarist Larry Koonse. www.riverhouse.com/jazz

Soulful Guitarist Martin Sexton Plays for SFF


isters Folk Festival announces the 2017 Winter Concert Series. This year’s series will include a songwriter focus with three fantastic shows. On Wednesday, January 25, the great Martin Sexton will perform his soulful singing, brilliant guitar playing and well-crafted songs. Syracuse, New York native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early 90s. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from the Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. Sexton’s incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess keep fans coming back for more. From 1996 to the early 2000s Sexton released acclaimed albums Black Sheep, The American, Wonder Bar and Live Wide Open. The activity and worldwide touring behind these records laid the foundation for

the career he enjoys today with an uncommonly loyal fan base. Since then he has infiltrated many musical worlds, performing at concerts ranging f rom collaborating with John Mayer to the jam scene working with Peter Frampton, to the Newport Folk Fest, Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Martin Sexton's new album, Mixtape of the Open Road, is that musical cross-country trip, blazing through all territories of style as you cruise through time and place. This record is a charm bracelet of 12 gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls a "soul-marinated voice." Series passes are $55 for adults, $40 for youth 18 and under. All shows are at the Sisters High School auditorium, and start at 7pm. www.sistersfolkfestical.com

The Bad Plus Arrive with Unique Flair


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 36 January 2017 | www.CascadeAE.com

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. www.jazzattheoxford.com 503-432-9477

The Venerable Janet Gesme of the Central Oregon Symphony


orn on Christmas Day to a math professor and piano teacher, it was no surprise that Janet Gesme and three siblings would all learn the piano. But very soon Janet knew the piano was not her strength and in 3rd grade when the choice was hers, she headed straight to the viola. The dedicated young violist played in youth orchestras in middle school, and by high school was playing professionally with the Springfield Missouri Symphony. “There was always a rehearsal or performance, so I had no social life in high school. I was addicted to playing my viola.” Janet continued her focus at the University of MissouriColumbia under violist Kate Hamilton (who has been a guest performer with Central Oregon Symphony). Janet remembers the only time she was not prepared for her lesson; Hamilton told her to go home and come back after she had practiced. When asked what happened that week, Janet coyly admitted that she had met a major distraction in a grad student named Michael Gesme. Influenced by her warm and wise German grandfather, Janet added German to her curriculum, a choice that would later prove a lifesaver. In her senior year


Janet and Michael were married. She worked in a bank while husband Michael pursued his second masters degree. And then in 1996, the pregnant violist and the budding conductor loaded the U-Haul and headed west to Bend, Oregon, where Michael had accepted a position with COCC as a professor of music, which included conducting the Central Oregon Community Orchestra. Janet remembers that first concert, when she played viola just five days after her son Alex was born. Now, years later, the Gesme children, Alex and Zeta, reflect their mother’s passions. Both speak German and have played in the COS, Alex on oboe, and Zeta on cello. On February 28, 2015, Janet Gesme’s life changed dramatically. While driving to Newport, where she was principal violist in the symphony, Janet was in a serious auto accident. As the pain from her injuries intensified, Janet realized that her violist career was no longer a possibility. So while you won’t find her in the viola section at COS concerts, you will see Janet playing, with less pain, in the cello or bass section. And you could find her teaching German at COCC and speaking Spanish or Russian– her love of languages almost as great as her love of the viola.

Orloff/Waltz Duo


igh Desert Chamber Music continues its 2016-17 season, presented by Mission Building & Renovation, with the Orloff/Walz Duo. The program repertoire will include Bach’s Sonata No.3 in G minor, Boellmann’s Two Pieces Op. 31, Ginastera Pampeana No. 2 Op. 21, and Brahms’ Sonata No. 1 in E minor Op. 38. Comprised of two of the founding members of the award winning Pacific Trio, the Orloff/Walz Duo has performed together extensively, nationally and abroad. A recent recording project was made in the renowned Bagno Konzertgalerie in Steinfurt, Germany — the oldest free-standing concert hall in Europe. The concert will take place on Friday, January 13, at 7:30pm at Bend Church (formerly First United Methodist Church) in Downtown Bend. Seating is limited, so advance purchase is recommended. Ticket holders may join the musicians at 6:45pm for a pre-concert talk about the program. $40 admission. www.HighDesertChamberMusic.com

February 9, 2017 Virginia Riggs Children’s Concert featuring Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf ~ and an instrument petting zoo! ~

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February 11-13, 2017 Winter Concert with returning Guest Pianist Kotaro Fukuma playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 COS will also play pieces by Mozart and Mendelssohn

More info at: www.cosymphony.com COSA, Inc. * info@cosymphony.com * 541-317-3941

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Pet Parent’s New Year’s Resolutions for their Pets


he new year back on the might want plish in 2017. For tion applies to the

is upon us. It’s time to take a look past year and determine what we to change, do better or accompet parents, much of this refleclives they share with their pets.

TripsWithPets.com surveyed pet parents and asked them what resolutions they’ve made for 2017 relating to their pets.

Get Your Cultural Resolutions On by MADELINE PERTSCH AE Feature Writer

Here are the top five 2017 Pet New Year’s Resolutions. 1 - Daily Walks: Whether it’s a walk through the park, a stroll around the neighborhood or a jog along hiking trails, 37 percent of pet parents surveyed plan to get outside each day and move with their pets this year. They sited exercise, maintaining their pack leader status and bonding as their motivation for walking their pooch more often. 2 - Healthier Diet: Feeding their pets better quality food is very important to parents this year! They’ve been doing their research and are wanting to do all they can to ensure their little ones live a long, happy and healthy life. Whether it’s gluten-free, grainfree, dairy-free, soy-free, corn-free, raw food, unprocessed food, or probiotics - pet parents are coming for you in 2017! 3 - More Outings: More car rides, doggie bakery visits, beach outings and family vacations are among the activities that respondents said they are resolved to doing more of with their four-legged family members. Getting out and spending some quality time with their pets to make that bond even stronger is at the top of many pet parents minds this year! 4 - Socialization: As more pet parents opt to take their pets on more outings, there comes the need to better social them. Nineteen percent of pet parents polled are committed to helping their shy, skittish or fearful pet become more comfortable around people, other pets and in public places. 5 - Training: A close cousin of socialization, training, comes in as the fifth most popular pet resolution of 2017. We all can’t have the perfectly mannered pet but a good number of pet parents plan to devote the time to curb some not-so-favorable behavior. From teaching Rover not to bark at house guests and drag you while on walks to practicing better recall (getting your dog to come when called) and training your cat to stay off kitchen counters...pet parents are ready to put on their pet whisperer hat!


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"Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come." ~ Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go


sychologists maintain the best way to keep a resolution is to go small. We don’t jump from marathoning Netflix to running marathons over night. If you’ve had lofty goals that don’t last past midJanuary try some of these ideas: 1. SET UP REGULAR DATE NIGHTS FOR YOURSELF The new year means new openings at many local art galleries. Take some time for yourself after a busy holiday season and enjoy a centering stroll through a few exhibits. Inspired By Trees opens on January 6 at A6 Studio & Gallery and will give you a new appreciation for the forest. Tumalo Art Co. is open seven days a week in the Old Mill and will show their annual Winter Salon through the end of the month. Find the hidden treasure at the Lubbesmeyer Galley of fiber and paint in Old Mill District, second story loft or visit Desperado for a fashion indulgence. Downtown Bend is a trophy of inspired art at Red Chair, Franklin Crossing, Mockingbird, Sage Custom Gallery and the Oxford Hotel. For a winter adventure Sister’s Arts Association (SSA) and a Hood Avenue Arts District are tangible proof that the arts community is not only alive, but thriving.


You won’t find any black sailed ships on the Deschutes, but we live in a cove of natural and artistic beauty. Stave off those postholiday blues and keep an eye out for subtle wonders in your day, whether it’s a signature Central Oregon sunset or a captivating work of art downtown.


New pursuits help sharpen your mind and keep your routine fresh! Winter is here and brings a variety of sports to get you outdoors and stay active. Bring out your inner artist by signing up for a group painting class, where you can sip drinks and socialize with friends while engaging your creative side. The Workhouse offers monthly classes on soap and jewelry making, perfect for yourself or great gifts for friends. Cascade Fine Art Workshops Features Watercolor Magic (get on the waiting list now) or try Sagebrushers Art Society Intuitive Painting classes with Vicki Johnson and Painting As A Process with David Kinker exploring historic use of process and other indirect painting techniques.


Practicing yoga and stretching in the morning and before bed can increase mood, promote better sleep and energize you for your day. A quick internet search will bring you loads of videos that are simple to practice at home. For those looking to join classes, many yoga studios offer community classes at a reduced cost or one month memberships for those looking to test the waters.


Although the myriad of restaurants in Central Oregon are delicious, there is nothing like a meal cooked at home. There a several markets that focus on in-season vegetables and locally raised meats. For those with exotic flavor, Savory Spice in the Old Mill is stocked wall to wall with spices and handcrafted seasonings to give your meal an extra zing. Cooking with family and friends is fun, cost-conscious and healthy, and there are a few more hands to help with the dishes.


Education is a lifelong pursuit! Each month the High Desert Museum holds a Natural History Pub at McMenamins, hosted by experts in their field. Enjoy food and drinks while deepening your knowledge of local history. This series is free and popular

so don’t wait to RSVP each month. COCC and OSU-Cascades regularly hold free multicultural and educational events open to students and the general public.


If you feel cooped up in January, now is the time to expand your musical tastes. Take a chance to see world class musicians perform at Jazz at the Oxford Hotel or at the Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz Series. Selected members of the Central Oregon Symphony will perform at a free concert on January 22 at COCC. The Old Stone Performing Arts Center, Tower Theatre, McMenamins, Sisters Folk Festival Winter Series and Crows Feet Commons feature talented musicians regularly throughout the year.


The Cascades region is home to a thriving theatre community. Going to a show lifts the winter doldrums, inspires creativity and best of all, entertains. Watch the classic story of Little Women brought to life at Cascades Theatre from January 20 to February 4. At 2nd Street Theatre, Hand to God, an unique show about a crazed church puppet, opens on January 13 and runs until January 28. Annie The Musical will play at the Tower Theatre from January 27-29 and again on February 3-4.


Volunteering is an great way to connect to your community and encourage growth within ourselves and others. Become a mentor at the Boys & Girls Club in Redmond or Bend or help build fences for chained dogs as a part of Fences for Fido. There are organizations for every interest and ability and many just ask for your time. Check out connectcentraloregon.org powered by Better Together for listings of organizations looking for volunteers.


We live in the most stimulated time in history. In every moment there is a buzz or chime that calls for our attention. Take a minute to disconnect from digital devices and reconnect to those around you. Turn off the phone or stick it in a drawer at home and be present with those around you while spending time with friends. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | January 2017


Call to Artists 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 design and produce a solar, backlit, public art piece for the Highway 97 retaining wall as you enter Redmond from the north. This project is meant to serve as a welcoming gateway to Redmond. The project budget is up to $45,000 for the design, fabrication and installation of the public art. A committee will evaluate all proposals based on overall strength of design concept, sustainability and durability of the design, applicant experience, and completeness of the proposal. Background: The Highway 97 is Redmond’s gateway and front door for most visitors approaching from the north or south into Redmond. Approaching Redmond from the north there is virtually no landscaping or other features to give passers-by an indication that they are arriving into Redmond. As part of the Highway 97 Beautification Plan attractive entries have been created to draw visitors off the highway and into the City Center Downtown area. We would like to add a backlit, wall mounted sculpture to the retaining wall of the Negus Street overpass. The retaining wall has approximately 92 feet in length of visible space from the highway and is approximately 15 feet in height. The sculpture should be inviting to visitors and improve the open space of Highway 97. Eligibility: This Request for Proposals is open to all artists residing in the Northwest United States, specifically Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Entrants may be individuals or artist teams. The deadline for installation is October 30, 2017. Responses are due by 4pm, February 15, 2017. Please contact Jackie Abslag at 541-923-7763, Jaclyn.abslag@ci.redmond.or.us. 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 theworkhousebend@gmail.com 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. www.artinthepearl.com


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info@artinthepearl.com Application deadline: February 15 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). 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. laurelfrancis@gmail.com. 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 well-known 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. www.honoringourrivers.org/submit. Deadline to submit: January 31 CALL TO ARTISTS 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 Harkness-Williams at 541-788-2486 or sunriversister@yahoo.com. CALL TO ARTISTS THE PRINEVILLE ART CRAWL 2nd Friday each month is inviting all media artists- if you are interested in participating. rgpeer9857@gmail.com. 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, jean@stitchinpost.com. 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, lindartsy1@gmail.com.

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 friendsart@icloud.com. 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 gallery at least two four hour shifts per month. Three dimensional artists will be considered, please send portfolio images and prices to: redchairgallerybend@gmail.com. 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 www.highdesertartleague.com. 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 info@HoodAvenueArt.com. 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, lsmith@bendbroadband.com. 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 12-4pm. WiFi and utilities are included as well as a common kitchen area and shared work space. www.willowlanearts.com.

January VICTORY SWING 4 7pm, mcmenamins.com


FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK 5pm, cascadeae.com

WAAAM AIR & AUTO MUSEUM 14 9am, cascadeae.com BRYAN SUTTON BAND 8pm, oldstonebend.com

LADIES’ NIGHT OUT: COWGIRL POETRY 6pm, highdesertmuseum.org

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INSPIRED BY TREES ART TALK 6pm, atelier6000.org

JAZZ AT THE OXFORD: TIERNEY SUTTON BAND 5pm/8pm, oxfordhotelbend.com


HAND TO GOD 3pm, 2ndstreettheater.com PUSH PHYSICAL THEATER 3pm, towertheatre.org


ROBERT EARL KEEN 19 7pm, towertheatre.org

ORLOFF/WALZ DUO 7:30pm, cascadeae.com

LITTLE WOMEN 20 7:30pm, cascadetheatrical.org


9am, deschuteslibrary.org


LIGHTS, NO CAMERA, ACTION PRESENTS CLUE 7:30pm, 2ndstreettheater.com HOW WORDS MOVE US: PROSE & POETRY 6pm, deschuteslibrary.org



FOLK FESTIVAL: 25 SISTERS MARTIN SEXTON 7pm, sistersfolkfestival.org

MOON MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS 28 8pm, oldstonebend.com OLD IRONWORKS ARTWALK 6pm, theworkhousebend.com ANNIE THE MUSICAL 29 2pm, towertheatre.org

See www.cascadeae.com or CascadeAE App for full Event Calendar Artwork by Richie, an inmate at Snake River Correctional Institute. For more info on inmate art and their donations to Visions of Hope, read the story on page 8.

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painting • photography •

Art Workshops

• printmaking • watercolor

CASCADE FINE ART WORKSHOPS Contact Sue Manley 541-408-5524 info@cascadefineartworkshops.com www.cascadefineartworkshops.com Stella Canfield Watercolor Magic January 23-26 $505 11 students minimum 12 students max Debora Stewart Abstraction in Pastels & Acrylic May 16-19 Ted Nuttall Painting the Figure from Photographs Watercolor June 5-9 $720 by April 5 $770 after April 5 Tony Allain Chasing the Light Pastel July 26-28 Colley Whisson Modern Impressionism in Action Oils & Acrylics August 17–20 HOOD AVENUE ART WORKSHOPS 357 W Hood Ave., Sisters 541-719-1800 info@hoodavenueart.com www.hoodavenueart.com

SAGEBRUSHERS ART SOCIETY www.sagebrushersartofbend.com 541-617-0900 All classes held at 117 Roosevelt Ave. Bend Intuitive Painting classes with Vicki Johnson The first Wednesday of each month. January 4, 6-8:15pm. $25 per class, all materials included. Vicki focuses on clarity, inspiration and direction. Contact 541-390-3174 or coachvickijohnson@gmail.com Painting As A Process with David Kinker. January 2, 9, 16 &30; 9:30am-12pm & 6-8:30pm. Explore historic use of process and other indirect painting techniques. $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Contact David at 541-383-2069 or dkinker@bendbroadband.com. Watercolor Wednesday Classes January 4, 11, 18, 25; 10am-12pm Free to members, $5 for nonmembers. Bring your own photos and supplies. Contact Jennifer at jenniferware@rocketmail.com.

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 barbarajaenicke@ msn.com. Chinese Brush Workshop with Michelle Oberg Saturdays Jan 28 and Feb 4, 11, 9:30am-12pm. 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@ bendbroadband.com. Intuitive Collage Using Mixed Media with Vicki Johnson. Saturday, Jan 14, 9am-12:30pm $35 includes all materials. Register at 541-390-3174 or coachvickijohnson@gmail.com. Japanese Ink Painting with Michelle Oberg January 13, 12-1pm. Bring your lunch & learn. $3 donation requested. THE WORK HOUSE www.theworkhousebend.com 50 SE Scott Street, Suite #6, 347-564-9080

There is a charge of $20 to list classes and/or workshops or they are free with a paid display ad. Please keep text to 200 words or less. Email pamela@cascadebusnews.com for more information. See full workshop listings a www.cascadeae.com


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