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“Traveling Light” Parade, Art Walk, Fundraising and Entertainment Friday-Saturday, April 9-10
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PARADE, ART STROLL & PERFORMING ARTS EVENING: Friday, April 9 | ART AUCTION & PARTY: Saturday, April 10
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EVENTS ‘Traveling Light’ “Traveling Light” Community Parade Friday, April 9 • 4 - 4:30 p.m. Now in its second year, the community parade will feature works depicting this year’s theme as interpreted by local artists and community members through My Own Two Hands’ Common Canvas Project.
My Own Two Hands Art Stroll Friday, April 9 • 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Stroll through the streets of downtown Sisters, enjoy musical performances at sponsor locations and see displayed art created by professionals and students of the Sisters School District. See the next page of this event guide for a map and a list of stroll locations.
Performing Arts Evening & Chili Feed Friday, April 9 • 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Benefit chili feed at Bronco Billy’s Ranch Grill and Saloon. Music will be provided by students of the Americana Project. Tickets, including entertainment, can be purchased at the door for $10.
My Own Two Hands Art Auction & Party Saturday, April 10 • Starts at 6 p.m. Benefit art auction and party at Ponderosa Forge & Ironworks includes live and silent auctions for art by local artists and students of the Sisters School District. Advance ticket purchase required. Call 541-549-4979 or visit www.sistersfolkfestival.org.
at My Own Two Hands
The annual fundraising event bringing artists and the community together for the benefit of arts education in Sisters schools. Central Oregon artists and musicians will be “Traveling Light” this year during the 2010 My Own Two Hands celebration, presented by Sisters Folk Festival. The event benefits the educational outreach program, the Americana Project, which supports all types of art programs within the Sisters School District. My Own Two Hands will kick off with a community parade, art stroll and Performing Arts Evening and Chili Feed at Bronco Billy’s on Friday, April 9. It will culminate with the much-anticipated Art Auction and Party on Saturday, April 10, held annually at Ponderosa Forge & Ironworks in Sisters. Considered a “community-themed art project,” My Own Two Hands offers artists throughout Sisters and Central Oregon an opportunity to participate by creating and donating art pieces around a central theme.
Tickets & Event Information www.sistersfolkfestival.org 541-549-4979
Sponsored By: by John Hartsfield SI S TERS AMERI CA NA PRO J ECT
The Roundhouse Foundation • Tate & Tate Catering Ponderosa Forge & Ironworks • The Bulletin Deschutes Brewery • Lange Winery • Bronco Billy’s Ranch Grill & Saloon • X-Press Printing • Bank of the Cascades
Americana Project Partners/Supporters:
Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation • The Roundhouse Foundation • PGE Foundation • Deschutes Cultural Coalition • TJ Education Fund-Oregon Community Foundation • Starview Foundation • Jan and Jody Ward • Caldera • Mike Ilg • Lois Ball • Gerald and Joan Griffiths
This year’s theme, “Traveling Light,” challenges artists to create and donate work based on their interpretations of the theme, art that will be auctioned off through live and silent auctions during Saturday night’s Art Auction and Party.
According to Brad Tisdel, executive director of the Sisters Folk Festival and co-founder of the Americana Project, the outpouring of community support from the area’s vast arts community offers both stature and heart to My Own Two Hands.
by Janice Druian
“The generous outpouring of contributions by fantastic artists is humbling and appreciated, and helps us continue to build strong art and music programs in the Sisters Schools and community,” Tisdel said. More than 100 artists have donated art pieces to My Own Two Hands this year. “My Own Two Hands reminds us that we can make a difference by contributing, and in turn the whole community benefits with thoughtful, intelligent, inquisitive young people who are talented and connected to their community,” said Tisdel. Funds raised by the My Own Two Hands event will be used by the Sisters Americana Project to award scholarships to all three Sisters schools, as well as to fund various workshops, after-school art classes, visiting visual and performing artists, materials, and training programs for art teachers. For more information, visit www. sistersfolkfestival.org. To buy a ticket to the Art Auction and Party, contact Katy Yoder at 541-5494979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISSION: Sisters Americana Project The Sisters Americana Project is the youth educational outreach program of the Sisters Folk Festival. The Americana Project grew out of the belief that the arts can open new horizons for youth, fostering creativity, teaching discipline, improving self-esteem, and challenging students to think in new ways.
The Americana Project is a community and schoolbased program that combines music education, visual arts, and community involvement. Working with community members, the Project helps to foster a connection of local schools and local artists to provide a unique educational experience for students. Friday & Saturday, April 9-10 | Sisters Magazine | 3
“TRAVELING LIGHT” COMMUNITY PARADE ROUTE & ART STROLL LOCATIONS: Friday, April 9 Red = Music 1. Sisters Art Works 2. The Fly Fisher’s Place 3. Angeline’s Bakery & Café 4. Metamorphosis 5. Sisters Feed & Supply 6. Abigail’s On Main 7. Clearwater Gallery & Framing 8. Stitchin’ Post 9. Mackenzie Creek Trading Co. 10. Depot Café 11. High Desert Gallery 12. SHS Student Gallery 13. The Jewell 14. Alpaca by Design 15. Sisters Olive & Nut Co.
Blue = Americana Project Music
204 W Adams Ave. 151 W Main Ave. 121 W Main Ave. 161 N Elm St. 102 E Main Ave. 192 E Main Ave. 391 W Cascade Ave. 311 W Cascade Ave. 290 W Cascade Ave. 250 W Cascade Ave. 281 W Cascade Ave. TBD 221 W Cascade Ave. 170 W Cascade Ave. 101 E Cascade Ave.
16. Blue Skies Art Gallery 17. Common Threads 18. Slick’s Que Co. 19. Village Interiors 20. Sisters Coffee Co. 21. Pauline Springs Books 22. Don Terra Artworks 23. U.S. Bank 24. Desert Charm 25. RE/MAX 26. Navigator News 27. Eurosports 28. Soda Creek Gallery 29. Wisteria Chic 30. Lutton’s Ace Hardware
141 E Cascade Ave. Ste. 204 161 E Cascade Ave. 240 E Cascade Ave. 370 E Cascade Ave. 273 W Hood Ave. 252 W Hood Ave. 222 W Hood Ave. 123 W Hood Ave. 161 S Elm St. 178 S Elm St. 143 E Hood Ave. 182 E Hood Ave. 183 E Hood Ave. 183 E Hood Ave., Ste. C 373 E Hood Ave.
Participating Musicians 1. American Project Students 3. Anastacia Beth Scott 4. Joe Leonardi 5. Steve Neth 7. Shireen Amini 8. Chris Harris 10. The Snag 11. The Pitchtones 17. Americana Project Students
Sisters ‘traveling light’ community-wide As part of this year’s My Own Two Hands (MOTH) theme, “Traveling Light,” local artists and community members of all ages have constructed, altered and decorated items with the Common Canvas Project. During a Community Arts Day on March 13, dozens of Sisters residents gathered at Sisters Middle School to create their own masterpieces on a common canvas. This year’s “canvas” is a tote bag, made by Sue Yocum of Black Crater Clothing in Sisters. The project, which has been part of MOTH for several years, has in the past used masks, mirrors, and even sock dolls as the project’s common canvas. “This year they are literally on canvas,” said Kit Stafford, an organizer of the event. Stafford, who teaches art classes at Sisters Middle School, worked with other local artist-teachers during the Community Arts Day to help participants decorate their individual pieces. The free public event included all materials and instruction funded by MOTH. by Paula Bullwinkel
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18. The Anvil Blasters 19. Allen Byer 20. Americana Project Students 21. Silver Ridge 22. Patrick Lombardi 26. Tom O’ 28. Mark Ransom 29. Todd Kimmich 30. Jeremy Storton
PARADE BEGINS: 4 p.m., Friday, April 9 Many of the participants in the Common Canvas Project will carry their artistic canvas bags during the My Own Two Hands parade on Friday, April 9 at 4 p.m. starting at West Hood Avenue and South Pine Street. “It’s really a way to celebrate our community and give people a way to participate in the (MOTH) event,” said Stafford. “There aren’t that many opportunities for different generations to come together,” she said. The tote bags used as an artistic canvas this year were conceived because they are a utilitarian item and they fit with the “Traveling Light” theme. “The bags go with the theme in the sense that they are environmentally friendly,” said Stafford. “It’s a piece that (participants) can use, reuse and reuse again.” The Common Canvas Project, added Stafford, “is just another stream that goes into the river that is My Own Two Hands.” — Annissa Anderson, for The Bulletin
ART AUCTION & PARTY: Saturday, April 10 • Ponderosa Forge & Ironworks, Sisters
Framing Sponsors High Desert Gallery • Soda Creek Gallery • Clearwater Gallery
A Big Thank You to These Folks
The Art Auction and Party, hosted by Ponderosa Forge & Ironworks, at 207 Sisters Park Dr., is considered by many “the party of the year.” Along with delicious food provided by Tate and Tate Catering, the evening will feature the hot music of the Shanghai Woolies from Portland, jazz and pop music of 1920s and ’30s-era Chicago and New York. The eight-piece ensemble, founded by Pink Martini trumpet player Gavin Bondy, swings in the magical sounds of Duke Ellington, the big band swing of Benny Goodman and the orchestral soundscapes of Paul Whiteman. Vocalist and songwriter Melanie Kubik is the centerpiece of each performance.
HONORING BEN WESTLUND: Ben Westlund was an original, a pioneer, a real friend and a lifelong advocate of the Arts and everything good in Oregon. He and his wife, Libby, worked tirelessly as steadfast supporters of My Own Two Hands, The Americana Project and the music and arts education it provides. We will miss Ben’s presence and are forever grateful for his encouragement, humor and giving spirit. Thank you, Ben, and the entire Westlund family.
The My Own Two Hands committee: Katy Yoder, Kit Stafford, Brad Tisdel, Heather Wester, Pamela Burry, Pete Rathbun, and Steve Mathews. The Sisters Folk Festival Board of Directors: Jim Cornelius, Debbie Newport, Jim Cunningham, Jay Mather, and Jack McGowan. Thanks also to Gary Miller, Jeremy Storton, Cyndi Smidt and Jade Schneringer for past service on the Board. We are also deeply grateful to Kathy Deggendorfer, Dennis Turmon Auctioneer Services, Ponderosa Forge & Iron Works, Advance Systems Portable Restrooms, Fullhart Insurance of Sisters, GFP Enterprises, Ray’s Food Place, Sisters Rental, The Gallimaufry, Mission Linen, Sisters School District, Sonic Solutions, and all of our generous sponsors. Jody Henderson, Mike Baynes, Gary Bowne, Clay Warburton, Annie Painter, Abby Merickel, Teafly, Carolyn Platt, Paul Bennett, Chuck Newport, Sage & Lynne Dorsey, Arlene Gibson, Sisters Area Photography Club, Jack Hartman, Tracy Curtis, Donna Wise-Coombs, all participating art stroll musicians, and a big thank you to all contributing visual artists and non-art contributors, without which the My Own Two Hands fundraiser would not be possible.
Sisters Folk Arts Circle
We are deeply grateful to our Sisters Folk Arts Circle members, who with their participation make a lasting difference to our organization. For an annual membership in Sisters Folk Festival, Inc. you receive tickets to all our marquee events and help tremendously with our efforts to provide yearlong cultural arts and education opportunities throughout the year. New members are encouraged to join the “family” of Sisters Folk Festival, and are welcome to join today; just give us a call at 541-549-4979, and we’ll sign you up.
Photo by Gary Miller
331 W. Cascade Ave, Sisters, OR
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‘Traveling Light’ STEVEN FRANDSEN: “Rainbow Warrior” One of a shield series based on ancient Meso-American design. tribalpleasures.com. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Bank of the Cascades BOB BOUSQUET: “Rocking Horse” A rocking horse made with intricate attention to detail and functionality. Location: Clearwater Gallery; Sponsor: Pony Express SAGE DORSEY: “English Walnut & Pacific Yew Table” Created from recycled wood and finished with a process giving the wood a silken touch. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Cascade Vacation Rentals AMY YODER: “Crouching Lamp, Hidden Table” Table appropriate for the side of a chair or couch, perfect for lighting up a workspace. Location: Remax Town and Country Real Estate; Sponsor: Black Butte Ranch
The following four pages feature a listing of generous artists who offered their time and talents for the benefit of education and the arts.
TONYE BELINDA PHILLIPS: “Consider the Source” This piece contains both hand and machine work using a mix of textured fabrics and yarns. tonyebelindaphillips.com. Location: Clearwater Gallery; Sponsor: Clearwater Gallery DYRK GODBY: “High Sierra Basin” Dyrk’s work has graced the covers of the finest equine and Western publications. dyrkgodby.com. Location: Sisters Feed & Supply; Sponsor: X-Press Printing DICK TIPTON: “Handcrafted Wood Doll Cradle” This piece is reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts era when cradles were handcrafted from wood. Location: Don Terra Artworks; Sponsor: The Hen’s Tooth ERIC GUNSON: “Lady of the Woods” This piece, inspired by wild orchids, is dedicated to Eric’s grandmother, Frances Piquet-Gunson. piecefulexpressions.com. Location: Common Threads; Sponsor: The Bulletin BERTA & REX HEISLER: “Galaxy Fire Fly” Berta and Rex selected a dichroic glass pendant from their Galaxy Series. Location: Wisteria Chic; Sponsor: Deschutes Brewery BOB COLLINS: “Excelsior” The creative flight of art leads us ever onwards... Excelsior. Location: Navigator News; Sponsor: The Gallery Restaurant ALMA DE LA MELENA COX: “Sacred Garden” For Alma, to travel lightly is to travel with inner light, seeing as her soul sees, with a bird’s-eye-view of the bigger picture, taking with her only that which truly matters. almaart.com. Location: The Stitchin’ Post; Sponsor: South Valley Bank & Trust
by Kathy Deggendorfer
MARTIN GABBERT: “Tack Hooks” These hand-forged bridle hooks will be a great addition to your tack room or log home. Location: Sisters Feed & Supply; Sponsor: Top Pin Archery Pro Shop
SYDNEY HARRISON: “On The Trail” Sydney’s fabric art is a pastime that is both relaxing and fun. wildhorseandburro.blm.gov. Location: Abigail’s On Main; Sponsor: Bank of the Cascades
JUDILYN MARKEL: “Dustin at 14” Sculpture of Judilyn’s son, Dustin, depicting the light he brings to others. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: McDonalds of Sisters
JOHN HARTSFIELD: “Sunrise On Mesa Arch” This piece took over three years worth of visits to Canyonlands National Park to get the perfect shot. Location: Village Interior; Sponsor: Clearwater Gallery
PAMELA JO (PJ) HUNTER: “Snow Leopard” Piece expressing concern for the Snow Leopard’s plight and explore its oneness with other beings. Location: Depot Café; Sponsor: The Roundhouse Foundation
JAY WIDMER: “Anagama Platter” This anagama-fired platter is a beautiful example of Jay’s work. jaywidmer.com. Location: Lutton’s Ace Hardware; Sponsor: Ponderosa Forge & Ironworks
KATE ASPEN: “One Small Bag” To create a jewelry piece that reflects the theme, she thought of packing your horse as light as a feather. cowgirlsandindiansresale.com. Location: Sisters Feed & Supply; Sponsor: The Paper Place
JANICE DRUIAN: “Traveling in the Light” Janice’s paintings capture the beauty of the American West, as this piece demonstrates. druianstudios.com. Location: Navigator News; Sponsor: Black Butte Ranch
JILL HANEY-NEAL: “Team Wild Women” Reflecting the life and joys of the real woman. jillnealgallery.com. Location: Soda Creek Gallery; Sponsor: Deschutes Brewery
by Susan Adams
CINDY MURPHY: “Storm’s A Brewing” This painting gives the feeling of the darkness of night and the approaching light of the moon. Location: Desert Charm; Sponsor: Cascade Liquidators PATRICK HORSLEY: “Absorbing the Light” A tall rectangular vase with blue slip decoration. patrickhorsley.com. Location: High Desert Gallery; Sponsor: Sisters Drug & Gift Co. KAREN Z ELLIS: “Mountain Dreamtime” Slow down, to pause and reflect with wonder the subtleties of the natural world. arunartstudio.com. Location: Angeline’s Bakery & Cafe; Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Rheuben DMD LES COOPER: “Jewelry Box with Inlaid Turquoise” This beautiful jewelry box is intricately made with a variety of storage. Location: Lutton’s Ace Hardware; Sponsor: Construction Management Services Inc. ROGER WHITE AND STEVE MATHEWS: “Rainbow Trout” Roger and Steve together came up with this woodand-neon creation. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Ponderosa Forge & Ironworks KAREN Z ELLIS: “Metolius” Painting that depicts the relationships and balances of the natural world. arunartstudio.com. Location: Angeline’s Bakery & Cafe; Sponsor: Lange Winery
JAY MATHER: “Three Fingered Jack” Jay, a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist, caught the beauty of the ephemeral light of the alpenglow on this majestic peak. jaymather.org. Location: Slick’s Que Co.; Sponsor: Les Schwab Tire Centers LAURENCE DYER: “Koa Mango Wood Box” Laurence’s attention to detail provides is truly displayed in this one-of-a-kind keepsake. Location: High Desert Gallery; Sponsor: Top Pin Archery Pro Shop
SUSAN LUCKEY HIGDON: “Aspen Meadows” Susan painted this piece on a beautiful, light-filled autumn day on the banks of the Deschutes River. Location: Remax Town and Country Real Estate; Sponsor: Jen’s Garden
LAURENCE DYER: “Monkey Wood & Hickory Jewelry Box” Laurence’s beautiful handmade boxes are a treasure that will last a lifetime. Location: High Desert Gallery; Sponsor: Davis Tire
THOMAS OWCZARZAK & LISA VOELKER: “Traveling Light” Traveling Light is one of a series of angels created as talismans to those who find comfort in the presence of angels. Location: Sisters Coffee Company; Sponsor: X-Press Printing
LAURENCE DYER: “Koa Wood Box” Laurence used a craftsman’s eye and a steady hand to create this beautiful box. Location: High Desert Gallery; Sponsor: Shake, Log and Timber, LLC
ASHLEY DEAN: “River Light” Ashley’s interpretation of how the moonlight played on and in the river one late summer evening. Location: Alpaca By Design; Sponsor: Farmers Insurance of Sisters
LYNN WOODWARD: “Tunnel Vision” Shot in Oregon through the heavy eye of a weary traveler. lynnwoodwarddesign.com. Location: Remax Town and Country Real Estate; Sponsor: Bank of the Cascades
EDIE SHELTON: “Reflecting” This fused glass piece is designed to capture light and enhance your home. Location: Clearwater Gallery; Sponsor: Construction Management Services Inc. MICHAEL YRUEGAS: “The Family” Rare beams of sunlight illuminate the aquatic domain of bottlenose dolphins. Location: Metamorphosis Hair & Skin Renewal; Sponsor: South Valley Bank & Trust PANORAMA RANCH LLC: “Experience Alpaca” Alpaca blankets offer another way to “Travel Light” and stay warm. www.panoramaranch.openherd.com. Location: Alpaca By Design; Sponsor: Shake, Log and Timber, LLC
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by Jayson Bowerman
JACKIE ERICKSON: “Gathering Basket” This fiber basket is a beautiful example of Jackie’s expertise in many areas of quilt making. Location: The Stitchin’ Post; Sponsor: The Hen’s Tooth GENE BALDWIN: “The Hunter” Gene designed this hat with early-American hunters in mind. Location: Sisters Coffee Company; Sponsor: Brian and Melinda Witt DEB SETHER: “Easy Rider” A beautiful anagama-fired ceramic horse with a light passenger. debsether.com. Location: Clearwater Gallery; Sponsor: Jim & Dana Cunningham
TRACY AND LAURA CURTIS: “Strings and Things” Laura created this painting together with recycled materials: guitar strings, juices from fruits and vegetables, paper and paint. Location: Sisters Coffee Company; Sponsor: Five Pine Lodge and Conference Center CROW BLACK: “Fruit Bowl” Crow is a prolific ceramics and jewelry artist. crowscreations.com. Location: Don Terra Artworks; Sponsor: Deschutes Brewery JAYSON BOWERMAN: “OM Mandolin” A beautiful handmade mandolin was inspired by the universal sound of OM. bowermanguitars.com. Location: Remax Town and Country Real Estate; Sponsor: The Roundhouse Foundation
NORMA HOLMES: “Poppy Love” The view from Norma’s home is captured in this expression of the Cascades and her Oriental Poppies. normaholmes.com. Location: Village Interior; Sponsor: Five Pine Lodge and Conference Center JANET STEVENS: “She Who Watches” This necklace is inspired by the Tugagala, who watches over the people at Horse Thief Lake in the Columbia Basin. Location: Sisters Olive & Nut; Sponsor: Tate & Tate Catering JANET STEVENS: “Bracelet” This bracelet will brighten up your day with these colorful beads. Location: Sisters Olive & Nut; Sponsor: Tate & Tate Catering by Tracy and Laura Curtis
CROW BLACK: “Maury Mountain Agate Earrings” Beautiful stone and sterling silver earrings. crowscreations.com. Location: Don Terra Artworks; Sponsor: Les Schwab Tire Centers CROW BLACK: “Willow Creek Jasper Earrings” Another wonderful piece of jewelry. crowscreations. com. Location: Don Terra Artworks; Sponsor: Bronco Billy’s Ranch Grill & Saloon JAN HANSSON: “Body, Soul, Spirit” This piece inspires us to be aware of the parts of ourselves we can’t touch. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: The Roundhouse Foundation MARY DEMENT SMITH: “Running Free” Mary Dement Smith created a beautiful quilt depicting the lightness and freedom of the horse. Location: Metamorphosis Hair & Skin Renewal; Sponsor: Brad Braman Dentistry HEDI KERSHAW: “Turquoise Necklace and Earring Set” Hedi enjoys working with beads, putting together fun and different designs. Location: Don Terra Artworks; Sponsor: The Bulletin
BILL HAMILTON: “Tam McArthur Ridge” In this piece, Bill has shed light on the beautiful peaks of the Cascades. Location: Clearwater Gallery; Sponsor: Ponderosa Forge & Ironworks MIKE BLASDELL: “Lightly Ringing” A metal craftsman for 30 years, Mike decided he needed more creativity in his life. Location: Sisters Olive & Nut Co.; Sponsor: Pony Express COURTNEY PARKER: “Cowboy Sunset” Courtney moved away from her traditional medium of charcoal to colored pencil. artbycourtney. com. Location: US Bank; Sponsor: Top Pin Archery Pro Shop
ROSALIE VAN NESS: “Traveling Lighter Than Wings Train Case” Rosalie has given us a delightful piece depicting travel and the lightness of the butterfly’s flight. Location: Mackenzie Creek Trading Co.; Sponsor: Pony Express KAY BAKER: “Early Morning” Kay’s oil painting depicts the movement of the morning light. kbakerstudio.com. Location: High Desert Gallery; Sponsor: Construction Management Services Inc. AVALON PARSONS: “Evening Reflections” Avalon feels that light is never the same, always changing, always traveling. Location: Desert Charm; Sponsor: Five Pine Lodge and Conference Center
by Jim W. Smith
COURTNEY PARKER: “Care Free” Courtney captured that universal expression of joy only children can convey. artbycourtney.com. Location: US Bank; Sponsor: Cascade Liquidators
PAUL ALAN BENNETT: “My Co-Pilot” This wooden cut-out was inspired by the movie “Up in the Air”. paulbennett-art.com. Location: High Desert Gallery; Sponsor: Jim & Dana Cunningham
CONRAD WEILER: “Metolius 1” Conrad has captured the beauty and traveling light of the Metolius through pastel pictography. conradw. smugmug.com. Location: Sisters Feed & Supply; Sponsor: GFP Enterprises
GAYLA NELSON: “Diamond Ring” Gayla and Roger offer this ring to help keep the music and arts programs going strong. Location: Common Threads; Sponsor: Top Pin Archery Pro Shop
BARBARA A. WALTER: “Toledo, Spain” Barbara’s painting brings us from the dark to the light in the narrow streets of Spain. Location: Angeline’s Bakery & Café; Sponsor: McDonalds of Sisters BYRON H DUDLEY: “Doug “Sign Man” West” Byron has captured a light spirit in his photograph of the “Sign Man.” Location: Eurosports; Sponsor: High Country Disposal
SUSAN A. JOHNSON: “Deering “Goodtime Banjo”” Susan won this banjo last year during the Sisters Folk Festival. Location: Abigail’s On Main; Sponsor: Davis Tire CRISTINA ACOSTA: “Balloons Over Bend” This parade of balloons and other flying machines inspired by the event. cristinaacosta.com. Location: High Desert Gallery; Sponsor: Farmers Insurance of Sisters
JANIT BROCKWAY: “A Wing Is Neither Heaven Nor Earth” This piece involves a story about the merging of the physical and the spiritual.Location: Navigator News; Sponsor: The Paper Place
CROW BLACK: “Dragonfly Lamp” These colorful dragonflies are the perfect touch to one of Crow’s unique lamps. crowscreations.com. Location: Don Terra Artworks; Sponsor: The Gallery Restaurant GLEN CORBETT: “Traveling Right” Glen embraced the absurd, incorporating a whimsical rendition of traveling light. glencorbett.com. Location: High Desert Gallery; Sponsor: Cascade Liquidators
RICK JUDY: “Sun Break at Grand Targhee” Rick captured this amazing scene in Targhee, Wyoming. Location: Sisters Olive & Nut Co.; Sponsor: Shake, Log and Timber, LLC
LUCINDA SUMMERFIELD: “The Sun: Moving in Style” Lucinda’s piece tells us that even the sun needs to travel in style. Location: Desert Charm; Sponsor: Bronco Billy’s Ranch Grill & Saloon
JACK HARTMAN: “Green Fields” A beautiful light accentuates the rolling hills of this high meadow that exists in a dream world. Location: Mackenzie Creek Trading Co.; Sponsor: Cascade Vacation Rentals
KENNETH G MERRILL: “Mountain Platter” This platter captures the beauty of a moonlit night in Central Oregon. CanyonCreekPotteryLLC.com. Location: Depot Cafe; Sponsor: Tate & Tate Catering
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL: “2009 Signed and Mounted Folk Festival Poster” A poster signed by the performers of this annual festival. www.sistersfolkfestival.org. Location: Eurosports; Sponsor: High Country Disposal
TRICIA BIESMANN: “Light Love Transformation” Tricia’s piece asks us to wonder what will happen to us if we accept nature’s energy. Location: Navigator News; Sponsor: Sisters Drug & Gift Co.
PAULA BULLWINKEL: “The View Over Time” The women in this provocative painting are bonded, making them stronger. paulabullwinkel.com. Location: Common Threads; Sponsor: Black Butte Ranch
KENNETH G MERRILL: “Stormy Skies” This piece captures the layers of light in the Central Oregon landscape. CanyonCreekPotteryLLC.com. Location: Depot Cafe; Sponsor: Deschutes Brewery
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL: “2008 Signed and Mounted SFF Poster” A poster signed by the performers of this annual festival. www.sistersfolkfestival.org. Location: Slick’s Que Co.; Sponsor: McDonalds of Sisters
CHRIS NELSON: “Stormy Tuscany” Light travels through the clouds and brightens the vineyards below. clearwaterstudio.com. Location: Clearwater Gallery; Sponsor: Clearwater Gallery by Jan Hansson
GORDON K. BAKER: “End of the Day” Gordon’s painting represents an instant in time as the sun sets over the Pacific ocean. Location: US Bank; Sponsor: High Country Disposal MITCH DEADRICK: “Crystal Light” You can toss anything in this beautiful container while still enjoying the beauty of the piece. Location: Don Terra Artworks; Sponsor: Brad Braman Dentistry MICHELLE DEADRICK: “Traveling Between” This piece was made for Diane Kettle, who has brought light to travelers for years. Location: Don Terra Artworks; Sponsor: Lange Winery
CLAY WARBURTON: “Light As a Feather” We appreciate Clay’s continued support with his lively paintings. claywarburton.com. Location: The Fly Fisher’s Place; Sponsor: GFP Enterprises BETH YOE: “Near Lakeview” Traveling, Beth was compelled to stop and capture the scenes along her journey. Location: Eurosports; Sponsor: Les Schwab Tire Centers GAYLA NELSON: “Gathering Light” Candlelight will help show off the swirling colors captured in this beautiful donation. Location: Mackenzie Creek Trading Co.; Sponsor: The Gallery Restaurant LORYN CUMMINS: “Open Space” This piece represents her transition and the importance of keeping the light throughout Loryn’s journey toward college. Location: Navigator News; Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Rheuben DMD
CHRIS NELSON: “Valley Light” Chris loves to work in oil, using brush strokes to show detail and dimension. The light travels through the clouds and brightens the vineyards below. clearwaterstudio.com. Location: Clearwater Gallery; Sponsor: Clearwater Gallery GARY MILLER: “Smith Rocks” Gary boasts a reputation for amazing photography. sisterscountryphotography.com. Location: Paulina Springs Books; Sponsor: Jim & Dana Cunningham KATHY DEGGENDORFER: “Traveling Downstream” Kathy is currently working on a series of water images from the Metolius, including this piece. Location: High Desert Gallery; Sponsor: Brian and Melinda Witt
by Jackie Ericsson
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TAYLOR BLACKWELL: “Cascade Weather Study 6” In this piece, Taylor wanted to capture the tumultuous sky and Cascade range, obscured after a fire. Location: Blue Skies Art Gallery; Sponsor: GFP Enterprises MARY JO WEISS: “Shooting Star” The image of a shooting star traveling across the night sky. Location: The Jewel; Sponsor: Farmers Insurance of Sisters MARY JO WEISS: “Traveling Crystal” Mary Jo has been designing and creating jewelry for over 30 years. Location: The Jewel; Sponsor: Central Oregon Bark PANORAMA RANCH LLC: “Handloomed Alpaca Rug” Every year, this ranch “donates” their gorgeous fiber to the production of these custom-designed rugs. www.panoramaranch.openherd.com. Location: Alpaca By Design; Sponsor: Jen’s Garden WENDY VERNON: “Moonlight” Wendy intends to keep creating around the theme “Traveling Light.” Location: Alpaca By Design; Sponsor: Brad Braman Dentistry JIM WILLIAMS: “Spire in the Mist” Jim’s images capture that light as it reflects off of his subjects. jimwilliamsgallery.smugmug.com. Location: Depot Café; Sponsor: Black Butte Ranch JIM W SMITH: “Curtains Over Denali” The Aurora Borealis is one of nature’s most mysterious and magnificent shows of Travelling Light. Location: Blue Skies Art Gallery; Sponsor: Five Pines Lodge & Conference Center THULE BETSINGER: “Reflection at the Alvord” The way the light of the clouds travels over the reflective water really drew Thule into this scene. BlueSkiesArtGallery.com. Location: Blue Skies Art Gallery; Sponsor: South Valley Bank & Trust WENDY VERNON: “Illuminated Journey” Wendy disassembled this suitcase and embellished it with a covering that illuminates the light within. Location: Sisters Coffee Company; Sponsor: The Hen’s Tooth
JACK HARTMAN: “Angler Fish” Jack loves painting fish. Angler fish use their lighted appendage as a lure to attract other fish. Location: The Fly Fisher’s Place; Sponsor: Soda Creek Gallery
BLAKE UNDERWOOD: “When the Rubber Leaves the Road” Blake captured a bygone era with this vivid portrayal of one of yesterday’s forms of transportation. Location: Slick’s Que Co.; Sponsor: Davis Tire
MCKENZIE MITCHELL: “Blazing Colors” This hanging lanterns and broken-down bus are peaceful. Location: Paulina Springs Books; Sponsor: The Roundhouse Foundation
SISTERS MIDDLE AMERICANA STUDENTS: “Dark Night, Light Blanket” This donation is an example of some of the Americana Project classes the Sisters Folk Festival offers to Sisters students. Location: The Stitchin’ Post; Sponsor: Sisters Drug & Gift Co.
JOHN SIMPKINS: “Zen Rabbit” John has been enjoying the art of print-making at A-6 in Bend. myspace.com/jonzen08. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: The Paper Place by Mary Dement Smith
CAROLYN PLATT: “Castanets on Aisle 3 de la Rays” Carolyn created this tote to make you want to dance through the shopping aisles. Location: Metamorphosis Hair & Skin Renewal; Sponsor: Davis Tire TODD KIMMICH: “East and West” These Arts and Crafts inspired lamps feature familiar Oregon locations. Location: Wisteria Chic; Sponsor: Five Pine Lodge and Conference Center WINNIE GIVOT: “Tomato Abundance” This bushel of tomatoes were painted with pleasure and gratitude for their soft, glowing forms. Location: Depot Café; Sponsor: Sisters Drug & Gift Co. KATHI JOHNSON: “Ace Case” This fun piece is both practical and fun to display. Location: Eurosports; Sponsor: GFP Enterprises TONYE BELINDA PHILLIPS: “Tonye’s Tote” Tonye added quilted pockets with her amazing sewing details. tonyebelindaphillips.com. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Cascade Vacation Rentals KAREN Z ELLIS: “Nature Printing” Love of nature and its infinite beauty is captured in this variety of leaves recreated using acrylic and block printing ink. arunartstudio.com. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: X-Press Printing
WENDY VERNON: “Moving from Day to Night” This bag is a great example of her imagination the fun she has with art. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Top Pin Archery Pro Shop PAULA BULLWINKEL: “Kitty Bag” A brightly decorated tote that will make any shopping trip an adventure. paulabullwinkel.com. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Central Oregon Bark DEB YAGER: “Beaumont La Grange at Threadgills” Deb’s love of music shows in the way she captures the mellow tones and rhythm of her subject. debyager. com. Location: Slick’s Que Co.; Sponsor: Jim & Dana Cunningham
PAUL ALAN BENNETT: “Taking Things In” This tote is both beautiful and great for errands around town. paulbennett-art.com. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Shake, Log and Timber, LLC PAUL ALAN BENNETT: “Sticks and Stones” This Common Canvas tote was another version of Paul’s dog images. paulbennett-art.com. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Pony Express
JANICE DRUIAN: “Raven Lookin’ Back” This raven seems to be looking back, maybe thinking about the last shiny object found to “dress up” its nest. druianstudios.com. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Les Schwab Tire Centers
DAN RICKARDS: “Dutchman Flat” Dan painted this originally from Dutchman Flat, near Mt. Bachelor, on an October afternoon with a storm approaching. clearwaterstudio.com. Location: Clearwater Gallery; Sponsor: Clearwater Gallery
KATHY DEGGENDORFER: “The Baaa...ck Pocket” This piece captures Kathy’s sense of humor. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Brian and Melinda Witt JANIT BROCKWAY: “Elephant Bag” Janit’s donations are always a big hit, and this bag is no exception. Location: Navigator News; Sponsor: Brian and Melinda Witt DOUGAL HAINES: “Hang It Up” There are three more cabinets just like this one ready to be made! Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Jen’s Garden
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KAY PEDERSON: “Traveling Treasures” Kay designs Brocante jewelry created from old and new beads and rescued treasures. Location: Common Threads; Sponsor: The Paper Place
JUDILYN MARKEL: “Reflections of Aurora Borealis” Judilyn created this piece to honor the Aurora Borealis as it reflects on a horse’s face. Location: Sisters Olive & Nut; Sponsor: Soda Creek Gallery
JANICE DRUIAN: “Raven with Skull” An amazing landscape artist, Janice graciously allowed us to use one of her images for our poster. druianstudios.com. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: High Country Disposal
SARAH ROWLAND & FRANCOIS ARENDS: “Balanced Light” This piece represents the spiritual journey of meditation that brings life into balance and lightness. Location: Paulina Springs Books; Sponsor: Five Pines Lodge and Conference Center
JOHN SIMPKINS: “The Chase” The plate for this collograph was created using coffee beans, pine needles and cardboard; inked by hand and printed with a steamroller. www.atelier6000.com myspace.com/jonzen08. Location: High Desert Gallery; Sponsor: Central Oregon Bark
DEBRA FISHER: “Autumn Breeze” Debra started making masks in 1978; and she still loves making them. artmask.net. Location: Don Terra Artworks; Sponsor: South Valley Bank & Trust
PAUL ALAN BENNETT: “As Good as it Gets” This printed image took a lot of time to get just right; the end result is well worth it. paulbennett-art. com. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Central Oregon Bark
by John Morton
NANCY BECKER: “Traveling Lights” Light up your outdoor walkway with grace and beauty with these Art Glass Lamps on copper posts (7 pcs). nancybeckerstudio.com. Location: Village Interiors; Sponsor: Bank of the Cascades
JANICE DRUIAN: “Traveling Light” This raven is a solitary bird; traveling light and happily alone. druianstudios.com. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Farmers Insurance of Sisters
by Clay Warburton
MIKE PUTNAM: “Mt. Jefferson Wilderness” Mike specializes in capturing the natural beauty of Oregon with his wooden 4 X 5 film camera. Location: The Fly Fisher’s Place; Sponsor: The Gallery Restaurant BOB COLLINS: “Tree Tote” Bob had fun creating this tote incorporating all kinds of interesting items. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Shake, Log and Timber, LLC SAMANTHA AGUIRRE: “Student Guitar” Seeing the finished product after a student has created their own guitar is amazing and rewarding. Location: Lutton’s Ace Hardware; Sponsor: Bank of the Cascades BRENDA SMITH: “Moonstones in Pink” Brenda gave back something from “Her Own Two Hands” that she usually reserves only for family and friends. Location: Soda Creek Gallery; Sponsor: Brad Braman Dentistry BRENDA SMITH: “Circles & Squares” Brenda’s talents as a writer are certain to be recognized at this year’s auction. Location: Soda Creek Gallery; Sponsor: Cascade Vacation Rentals
JANICE DRUIAN: “Raven Couple” Janice’s ravens are sharing a bite to eat; enjoying a bit of birdseed together. druianstudios.com. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Top Pin Archery Pro Shop
KIT STAFFORD: “The Painted Desert” A 1909 diary inspired Kit to pull these found objects together; a wheel from a child’s toy, bleached bones, a rolling weed, an insulator...feathers. Location: US Bank; Sponsor: X-Press Printing
HOLLY THORNTON: “Catch the Light” A faerie who got up early one day and caught the first rays of morning light and stored it in one of her glass marbles for days that are not so bright. Location: Abigail’s On Main; Sponsor: McDonalds of Sisters
JEAN WELLS-KEENAN: “Spirit of the Desert” Jean’s fascination with line, pattern, color and texture are well represented in this beautiful piece. Location: The Stitchin’ Post; Sponsor: The Roundhouse Foundation
RACHEL LOVEGREN: “Journey” Rachel wanted to create a piece that portrayed a musician’s decision to drop everything but his guitar and “Travel Light.” Location: Soda Creek Gallery; Sponsor: Construction Management Services Inc.
TONY COSBY: “Adirondack Chairs” Tony Cosby’s woodworking class offers support by donating these beautiful chairs. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Cascade Liquidators
SUSAN ADAMS: “Raku Buffalo Pot” This year’s donation is embellished with feathers that mirror the colors found in the Raku pot. Location: Lutton’s Ace Hardware; Sponsor: Bronco Billy’s Ranch Grill & Saloon
by Blake Underwood
BILL MACDONALD: “Master Luthier” Bill’s craftsmanship and detailed work on this 6String dreadnought showcase his talent. Location: The Jewel; Sponsor: Ponderosa Forge & Ironworks JOY ROELOFSZ: “Fused Glass Plate” Joy loves working on her fused glass creations. Location: Wisteria Chic; Sponsor: Tate & Tate Catering LIZ GANJI: “Retired” The quiet, passing moments of sunrises and sunsets are always unique, and this is why it is a gift. elizabethganji.com. Location: Clearwater Gallery; Sponsor: Clearwater Gallery
DAN & SUSIE ZEITNER: “Handmade Glass Chandelier” The Zeitner’s glass creations are always highly anticipated. zglassact.com. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Lange Winery JAYSON BOWERMAN & SUSIE ZEITNER: “Glass Lap Steel Guitar” Susie Zeitner created another unbelievable glass guitar; this year it is playable! Location: Paulina Springs Books; Sponsor: Brian and Melinda Witt
JOHN MORTON: “Blue River” All of John’s pieces are created with the notion that ceramic pieces aren’t created; they’re harvested from the Earth. Location: Village Interior; Sponsor: Jen’s Garden ALEX YINGER: “French Chef’s Knife” This beautiful knife will be a useful addition to any kitchen. Location: Mackenzie Creek Trading Co.; Sponsor: Tate & Tate Catering
year’s auction! Location: Alpaca By Design; Sponsor: Black Butte Ranch
FIVEPINE LODGE AND CONFERENCE CENTER: “FivePine Experience” Enjoy all that FivePine Campus has to offer: lodging, massage, food, drink and entertainment. Location: The Fly Fisher’s Place; Sponsor: The Bulletin SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL: “Sisters Folk Festival Package” This package will have you all set for this year’s Festival with four all-event passes and plenty of swag. www.sistersfolkfestival.org. Location: The Jewel; Sponsor: Les Schwab Tire Centers MOONBEAM GLASSWORKS: “My Own Two Hands” Jenelle loved making simple yet detailed piece. moonbeamglassworks.com. Location: High Desert Gallery; Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Rheuben DMD
TONY COSBY: “Adirondack Chairs” Bryan Boswell and Tim Davis, of Tony Cosby’s woodworking class, have supported My Own Two Hands by donating these beautiful chairs. Location: Metamorphosis Hair & Skin Renewal; Sponsor: Cascade Liquidators SUSAN MILES: “Sunday Morning Light” Seeing the decorated bike leaning on the fence one Sunday morning, Susan could imagine the owner pedaling around the sleepy beach town in Oregon. paintingwithpolaroids.com. Location: Angeline’s Bakery & Cafe; Sponsor: The Hen’s Tooth TEAFLY: “Winter to Spring” Teafly is an artist who lives and works in Bend. She’s the year-round Central Oregon, Caldera Arts Mentor. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Central Oregon Bark
PETER X O’BRIEN: “Painting” We’re thrilled to have an O’Brien painting for this
Merit Award: Laura Campbell, “Light as a Feather” Merit Award: Roger White/Steve Mathews, “Rainbow Trout”
Merit Award: Jayson Bowerman, “OM Mandolin”
Spirit of Giving Award: Michael Yruegas, “The Family”
Student Achievement Award: Amy Yoder, “Crouching Lamp, Hidden Table”
Ben Westlund Advocate for the Arts Award:
BRAND 33 AT ASPEN LAKES: “Brand 33/Aspen Lakes Package” Come enjoy a fabulous Sisters Country golf course and savor a wonderful meal.Location: Blue Skies Art Gallery; Sponsor: Bronco Billy’s Ranch Grill & Saloon
by Paul Alan Bennett
My Own Two Hands
Americana Folk Award: Courtney Parker, “Cowboy Sunset” & “Care Free”
CINDY STEELE: “Traveling Water” What a great interpretation of this year’s theme! Location: The Fly Fisher’s Place; Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Rheuben DMD
LAURA CAMPBELL: “Light as a Feather” This year’s piece typifies the theme, “Traveling Light.” Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: The Bulletin
2010 AWARDS Theme Award: Jan Hansson, “Body, Soul, Spirit”
DEBRA SMITH-STEPHENS: “Light Floral Tote” Give Debra a glue gun, a few buttons and she’s good to go. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Lange Winery
DEPOT CAFE: “Depot Cafe” Bring seven of your friends for a culinary treat hosted by Depot Cafe with a private concert by Brad Tisdel. Location: Depot Café; Sponsor: Cascade Vacation Rentals
by Sisters Middle Americana Students
by Laura Campbell
BOB NEWHART: “Common Canvas Tote” Bob had a great time making panels for his bag during the Common Canvas Art Day on March 13. Location: Sisters Art Works; Sponsor: Tate & Tate Catering
Deb Sether, “Easy Rider” Ben has been a long-time supporter of the Americana Project and My Own Two Hands. His presence and participation at the auction helped keep the energy level high and reminded everyone to stay focused on the goal of the evening: Promote and expand the enjoyment and teaching of the arts in Sisters. Deb Sether is a wonderful example of Ben’s emphasis on the arts. She is both a teacher and organizer in the arts community as well as a professional artist. Her tireless promotion of art literacy throughout Central Oregon makes her a perfect recipient of this award honoring Ben Westlund.
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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Steve Mathews & Roger White, “Rainbow Trout”
TRAVELING the ELECTRIC RAINBOW Sisters artists create stunning piece, merging two unlikely artistic genres. by Sondra Holtzmann, for the Bulletin The piece was entitled “Rainbow Trout.” Who knew such a commonplace name would shroud a collaborative masterpiece? Steve Mathews and Roger White have been friends for half a decade. Mathews, a fine artist and volunteer art instructor at Sisters High School, and White, who owns the Camp Sherman Store with wife Kathy, had been kicking around the idea of creating a collaborative art piece together for the last few years. After creating a 5-foot-long cribbage table with carved pelicans that he donated to My
Own Two Hands last year, Mathews decided the time had come. “We wanted to do something together because we’re both half crazy,” Mathews says. “The final piece was a 7-foot-long trout with a multi-colored neon rainbow arching over it, backlit with purple neon. It’s pretty hard to miss.” “Rainbow Trout,” donated to the Americana Project fundraiser, is on display at Sisters Art Works. Mathews has at least 60 hours of time invested in its creation, and White, who has been working in neon for at least 25 years, took five weeks to complete his part of the piece, from concept to completion—interlaced with
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store activity, of course. “One of my neighbors was taking down a Tamarack tree, so Steve began working with three slabs of wood,” says White. “I had no idea what was coming when he brought his fish by my house in early January. The piece was hanging out of the back of his truck, perfectly symmetrical with multi-technique carvings, colors and designs that interacted with each other. I’d never seen anything like it in my life.” For his part, White created a rainbow that emerged from the back of the fish’s head to the top of the dorsal fin, morphing into a “windswept” mode with twisted bands of color. “It’s like the fish hit the rainbow and kept on swimming,” White says. Resplendent with a neon rainbow and soft purple glow that outlines the entire fish, glass is sandwiched between the art piece and the wall that supports its weight. The fun doesn’t stop there. Mathews went on to create a larger replica for White’s home and is in the process of crafting another for his own collection. Describing the collaboration as a “kind of bizarre combination,” Mathews admits there is nothing out there quite like “Rainbow Trout.” White agrees. “This is definitely a fish you haven’t seen before,” he said. “It’s the coolest thing I’ve ever worked on with anyone.” Here’s to a successful marriage of unlikely artistic genres. Opposites do attract.
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Angeline’s Bakery and Café
What’s New in Sisters
Sisters to host first Pet Parade
What better day to launch the first Sisters Pet Parade than on Saturday, May, 1 in collaboration with the Sisters May Day Celebration? Pet lovers will be on hand at 11 a.m. that day along Hood Avenue to show off their furry, fuzzy or funny friends. The parade will end at Village Green Park. “We’re hoping for between 40 and 45 entries this first year,” said Jeri Buckmann, event director for the Sisters Chamber of Commerce. “We’re open to any kind of pet, from turtles to giraffes, and are planning on awarding prizes for each category of pet.” During the May Day Celebration, kids can craft flower May Day baskets or dance around a Maypole, with the option of picnicking in Village Green Park afterward. Pet Parade enthusiasts will need to call the Chamber in advance to register their pets. Call 541-549-0251 for more information. Angeline Rhett / Photo by Lyle Cox
The Bus to Success Angeline’s Bakery and Café a Sisters staple
by Kathy Oxborrow, for The Bulletin Angeline Rhett, who owns Angeline’s Bakery and Café, a Sisters staple offering healthy and tasty treats, has just taken her first small-business management class after operating the flourishing business for 13 years. You know how all those self-help books tell you all you have to do to be successful is follow your passion? Well, Angeline could be the poster woman for that advice. “I’ve just always had a comfort level with food,” she said. “I like making food for people; it’s fun and it’s a way to socialize.” The 28-year-old Angeline came to Sisters in the summer of 1995 to fight fires after earning a degree in geography at Portland State University and traveling internationally. At summer’s end she found herself a little strapped for cash so she filled a little red wagon with sandwiches and cookies and pulled it through Sisters selling her creations to merchants, customers and locals. She noticed a “little hole in the wall” space for rent and decided it was time to go for it and open her bakery. “It was tiny, you couldn’t get four people to turn around in there, it was so small,” she recalled. Angeline eventually enlarged the bakery to its current size and it has become the place to go if you want delicious organic, vegan and sugar- and gluten-free food. The bakery also sells items made with dairy, eggs and wheat, but about 90 percent of the baked goods are vegan and gluten free. A lot of customers don’t even know how healthy they’re eating. They just patronize
the place because everything tastes so good. The demand for her gluten-free bread began to grow, and places like Whole Foods and Fred Meyer came calling. “The people who owned the fish company in town would haul my stuff to Portland for me. Then I would drive to Portland in my mother-in-law’s Honda and get there at five in the morning and load as much as I could and drive around Portland and deliver it.” During one of her Portland deliveries she spotted a building with a “for lease” sign. That’s where all the gluten-free bread is now made. She spends part of her week in Portland overseeing bread making. Angeline says having the Portland operation has made her more disciplined because the bread has to be made the same way every time. “I can’t follow a recipe to save my life,” she said. “The food here is consistent in spite of me.” Giving back to the Sisters community is important to Angeline. One of the ways she does that is opening the garden area behind the bakery for a summer concert series called “Festive Fridays.” Sisters Folk Festival performers also use the space. The idea behind Festive Fridays is to create a space where people can bring their kids, enjoy the music, dance and have fun. What Angeline says she learned in that small business management class was that “I can really steer my bus where I want it. I have the steering power.” Seems she has been quite adept at doing just that since that January day in 1997 when Angeline’s Bakery and Café first opened its doors.
National Geographic Society honors Sisters by highlighting events The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and the Sisters Folk Festival were among highlighted, “sustainable” locations and attractions featured in National Geographic Society’s newest Geotourism MapGuide showcasing the Central Cascades. The MapGuide is based on the recommendations of local residents and business owners and showcases more than 200 geotourism sites that feature the culture, landscape and recreational amenities of the Central Cascade areas in Oregon and Washington. Additionally, the map spotlights outstanding photography from Northwest photographers and cartography for which National Geographic is so well known. “It is much more than a map,” said Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon. “Reading the MapGuide, a visitor gains a sense of the Central Cascades area as unique to any other place on Earth. Not only does it inspire travel, but it also instills a desire to celebrate and preserve our singular landscape, culture and regional identity.” “This is an incredible honor for Sisters and Central Oregon to be included in such a widely read publication,” said Erin Borla, executive director of the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce. —Sondra Holtzmann, for The Bulletin
Pulitzer to Present... Cambodia Revisited Sisters Photographer, Jay Mather, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for International Reporting for his coverage with Joel Brinkley (son of acclaimed news broadcaster David Brinkley) of the refugee camps in Cambodia. The two reporters returned to Cambodia in 2009 to document the changes over the past 30 years. Jay Mather will present a lecture at Sisters Art Works on April 23rd at 7pm. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
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Make your escape to Sisters Country, a place where the air is clear, the stars are bright, and the sun is warm. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views coupled with hometown spirit. Fish the wild and scenic Metolius and McKenzie rivers; hike, bike, golf, or whitewater raft through our backyard. Don’t miss our many community events held throughout the year — there is something for every taste in Sisters Country. You don’t have to go to the ends of the earth to get away from it all. Visit www.SistersCountry.com for unique lodging and tour specials.
Sisters Country Events INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY CHALLENGE SCREENING: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22. Experience several of the finalists’ short documentary-style films in this unique showcase at the Sisters Movie House EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: Thursday & Saturday, April 22 & 24, throughout National Forest Lands surrounding Sisters.
SISTERS STAMPEDE: Sunday, May 30. Mountain Bike Race. Sponsored in part by FivePine Lodge & Three Creeks Brewing Company
SISTERS “GLORY DAZE” CAR SHOW: Saturday, July 17, downtown Sisters. The greatest collection of cars, music, raffle prizes, giveaways and awards.
SISTERS RODEO & PARADE: Friday-Sunday, June 11-13, Sisters Rodeo Grounds. Four performances: Fri. & Sat. at 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 1 p.m. Parade: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, downtown Sisters.
SUMMER FAIRE #2: Saturday-Sunday, July 31-Aug. 1, Village Green Park. Quality handmade arts and crafts, live music, food and a farmers market.
SISTERS PET PARADE & MAY DAY CELEBRATION: Saturday, May 1, downtown Sisters. First annual event; call the chamber for applications. All types of pets accepted and prizes for each pet category.
ART STROLL: Saturday, June 19, downtown Sisters. Stroll through the fine shops and art galleries.
SISTERS BEAD STAMPEDE: Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 7-8 , Barclay Park. Quality handmade one of a kind beads.
SUMMER FAIRE #1: Saturday-Sunday, July 3-4, Village Green Park. Quality handmade arts and crafts, live music, food and a farmers market.
SISTERS ANTIQUE FAIRE: Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 14-15, Village Green Park. Dealers from all over the Northwest selling quality antiques and collectibles.
DEDICATION OF THE PETERSON RIDGE TRAIL SYSTEM: 11 a.m., Saturday, May 29. Meet at the Village Green Park and walk, bike or ride to the trailhead.
SISTERS OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW: Saturday, July 10, downtown Sisters. More than 1.000 quilts displayed throughout town.
SISTERS WESTERN & NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS FESTIVAL: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 4-5, Creekside Park. Live entertainment, demonstrations, food, fine art and more.
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Published on Apr 2, 2010
Sisters will be "Traveling Light" at this year's My Own Two Hands fundraising event to benefit the Americana Project, an outreach arm of the...