Thursday, December 1, 2011

Three Exhibit for First Friday at Alleda

What better time or place could there be to find great holiday gifts for yourself or the ones you love than Art Walk!

Please join us for First Friday (5pm to 8:30pm) on December 2nd in Bend, Oregon. Original artwork by Cameron Kaseberg, Barbara Slater and Joren Traveller is featured at Alleda Real Estate, 25 NW Minnesota Ave. just across from the Oxford Hotel on NW Minnesota Ave.

Barbara paints oils with energy and spirit, her pigmentation is rich and succulent, while her brushwork is bold and responsive. See her beautiful foal painting and her amazing insight into nature.

Cameron has developed the once obscure process of solvent transfer, brought to prominence in the 1950s by Robert Rauschenberg, to new levels of expressiveness. He will be showing several brand new pieces.

Joren Traveller is captivated by form and texture. She works in clay and wax to produce bronze and ceramic sculpture. Her art captures the character and personality of the individual creature and makes it come alive to the observer.

The show is up for the month of December but Cameron and Barbara will be at Alleda Real Estate from 5:30 to 8:30pm on Dec 2nd to talk art!

For more information on the exhibit please contact the artists. Contact information can be found at the HDAL website.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

HDAL Artists Exhibit in Roseburg Oregon

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg Oregon welcomed HDAL into their Corridor Gallery for September and October 2011. The show titled "Viewpoints" opened to a full house for the Artists' Reception on September 16. The exhibit will continue through October with artwork from the entire High Desert Art League membership featuring paintings in various mediums, photography, sculptures and fine prints. Four of the artists pictured here - from top, left to right are: Vivian Olsen, Joren Traveller, Cindy Briggs, and Pam Jersey Bird, with photos of UVAA and the Corridor Gallery during the Reception.

Monday, September 26, 2011

HDAL Members Attend Art Opening

Cindy, Joren, Pam & Vivian

High Desert Art League Artists attended the opening of their new show at the Umpqua Valley Arts AssociationViewpoints will be on display until Oct. 28, 2011.

Monday, August 8, 2011

High Desert Art League member Cameron Kaseberg's summer art festival tour swings into Central Oregon this weekend for the Sunriver ArtsFaire. The art festival takes place in the Village at Sunriver beginning Friday at 12 noon and runs until 8pm. Saturday hours are 10am to 7pm.

This mid-August weekend is high season at Central Oregon's premier vacation getaway. The art faire features sixty juried fine artists and craftsmen from near and far displaying and selling their work. There is also a talent contest, art demonstrations, kids art area and live music.

The Village at Sunriver is located 16 miles south of Bend Oregon at 57100, Beaver Drive in Sunriver. For more information visit
For more information on Cameron's work in solvent transfer visit

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Art of the West Show

The Art of the West Show at the High Desert Museum in Bend Oregon is showing through August until the 20th. The 34 pieces of art by 25 local and regional artists will be up for bidding during the Rendezvous evening event on August 20th. Four artist members of the High Desert Art League had their art chosen for their visions of the High Desert West. They are pictured here, from the left: Barbara Slater, Joren Traveler, Cindy Briggs and Vivian Olsen.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bird Art by Vivian Olsen

Vivian Olsen is exhibiting some of her new Bird paintings at Alleda Real Estate offices during the month of June. There is an Artists’s Reception on First Friday June 3 at 5:30 - 9 PM at 25 NW Minnesota; if you can’t make that date, the exhibit will be on display for the entire month. Vivian is well known for her lively portraits of birds and other animals that inhabit Central Oregon and beyond. Most of her paintings are done with oils but she paints with pastel and acrylic also. Her work is recognizable by her use of strong color and contrast and the realistic rendering of her subjects.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

First Friday opening at Arts Central, May 6th.

Barbara Slater and Vivian Olsen at Arts Central before the crowds!

Joren Traveller and Richard Frederick take a moment in front of a work by Barbara Slater

This cute little guy is "Sparky" by Norm Frater.

The High Desert Art League will showcase their artworks at Arts Central in Bend for the month of May in the exhibit, ‘Journeys and Impressions’. The twelve artists of the High Desert Art League have developed and refined their artwork to achieve a reputation for a high level of artistic excellence in Central Oregon. These members will display their diverse artwork ranging from paintings and fine prints to sculpture and photography .

Participating artists include: Pam Jersey Bird, Cindy Briggs, Helen Brown, Pat Clark, Norman Frater, Richard Frederick, Cameron Kaseberg, Jacqueline Newbold, Vivian Olsen, Barbara Slater, and Joren Traveller.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Assistance League of Bend picks Newbold's painting for popular Kitchen Kaleidoscope event

Jacqueline Newbold's watercolor, Spring in Central Oregon
The Assistance League of Bend, Oregon picked Jacqueline Newbold's watercolor painting, Spring in Central Oregon as their 2011 Kitchen Kaleidoscope Fund Raiser Event featured painting.  This fun event will be June 18, 2011 and will include a tour of seven beautiful homes located in North Rim and Northwest Crossing.  The Assistance League of Bend is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization consisting of a dedicated group of women with a passion for supporting the local community. Save the date for this fun event with a such a worthy cause!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

‘Journeys and Impressions’

Please join us at this beautiful historic venue of Arts Central on May 6th

"Journeys and Impressions"

Showcasing Artworks at Arts Central

by Members of the High Desert Art League

The High Desert Art League will showcase their artworks at Arts Central in Bend from May 6 through May 28 in the exhibit, ‘Journeys and Impressions’. The twelve artists of the High Desert Art League have developed and refined their artwork to achieve a reputation for a high level of artistic excellence in Central Oregon.

These members will display their diverse artwork ranging from paintings and fine prints to sculpture and photography . The public is welcome to attend the Opening Reception to be held on First Friday May 6, at Arts Central from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. View the exceptional art and meet the HDAL artists who will be present to discuss their artwork.

Arts Central is located: 875 NW Brooks Street (through the breezeway from Wall St.), Bend, Oregon.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The High Desert Art League Exhibits Art at April Art Hop

Many members of the High Desert Art League are exhibiting their art in Bend at Sotheby’s International Realty while several others are showing at Alleta Real Estate, both groups for the month of April. This talented group of artists, through many years of developing and refining their artwork, has achieved a high level of artistic excellence. Their diverse fine art ranges from different types of paintings to photography and sculpture. During First Friday’s Art Hop on April 1 meet the artists and view their exceptional artworks at 2 receptions for the Artists from 5 to 9pm. Sotheby’s International Realty is located on Wall Street near the Tower Theatre and AlledaReal Estate is at 25 NW Minnesota Ave.

"Cranes at Sunset" Oil by Vivian Olsen

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Poppies in Provence

 Newbold's "Coquelicots de Provence" (watercolor, 20” x 24”)   
"You've seen them in photos and paintings: those shimmering fields full of glorious red poppies in Provence. (They're so gorgeous they actually stop traffic; people see them, pull over and spring from their cars, cameras and sketchbooks in hand.) Well here's your chance to experience them firsthand, with a well-known, fully bilingual artist/instructor as your guide." 
Free-range food and travel writer, Julie Mautner, has blogged about Jacqueline Newbold's painting trip to Provence coming up in May! She is a beautiful writer and shares the joys of Provence. Check out her blog, leave a comment, and be sure to sign up to “follow” her posts.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Pam will be showing two abstract paintings along with several River Bend Fine Art Gallery contemporary artists in the March exhibit titled "Consciousness". In addition to Dancing in the Light, shown here, her painting "Lifeforce" which won her finalist status in the Artist's Magazine 27 th Annual Competition will be on display.


HDAL artists Pam Jersey Bird and Pat Clark along with Ingrid Lustig and Judy Hoiness have been selected to exhibit their abstract paintings and prints at the University of Oregon Museum of Nature & Culture. All four artists interpret the Oregon landscape in distinct ways and through an abstract approach. Bird paints moving water of creeks and rivers while Clark focuses on rock formations. The exhibit will be held in November 2011.

Kaseberg at Studio West in Eugene

Cameron Kaseberg may becoming known as the artist who has taken the solvent transfer process of image making further than any artist working today. He has developed the once obscure process, brought to prominence in the 1950s by Robert Rauchenberg, to new levels of expressiveness. In Northwest regional exhibits and at national art fairs, Kaseberg's works have been received with enthusiasm for their inventiveness and as expressions of human sensibilities.

What Kaseberg expresses in his work is based on his background of having been raised on a ranch in Eastern Oregon, having been educated in excellent schools and having lived long enough to reflect on life through his art work in ways that seem to appeal to the many who collect his work.
An exhibit of Cameron's work is currently featured at the Studio West Gallery in Eugene, Oregon through June 1, 2011. The gallery is part of the Lane Arts Council's First Friday ArtWalk each month. On the April 1st ArtWalk, Cameron will be at the gallery between 6pm and 9pm.

A fine art gallery and glass blowing studio, Studio West is located at 245 West 8th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon (541-683-WEST). For more information on Cameron's work or to receive his newsletter, visit

Vern Bartley at the North Rim Lodge

Over the past 50 years Vern Bartley has captured photographic images from virtually every segment of life. During that journey he photographed captains of industry, presidents, judges, the working man, hobos, kids, babies, bugs, weddings, families, aerials and rocks and weeds.

Vern’s diverse background and experience has afforded him a unique perspective as he focuses his attention on creating remarkable Black & White and Color fine art photographic images. His latest body of work includes beautiful images from Oregon, with an emphasis on the High Desert.

The show at the North Rim Lodge runs through April 30th and is open from 1pm to 5pm Monday through Friday. The Lodge at North Rim is located at 1500 NW Wild Rye Circle, Bend, OR 97701 (888-388-3001).

If you are interested in purchasing one of Vern’s Fine Art images please contact Linda at the Lodge. If you would like to receive Vern's monthly E-letter please visit to sign up.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vern Bartley at Sothby's Real Estate for March Friday Night Art Walk, Downtown Bend

P a i n t e d H i l l s........C l e a r i n g S t o r m

March 4th
Friday Night Art Walk & Reception

HDAL member, Vern Bartley, will be showing some of his newest images from his recent six week photographic exploration of the nooks and crannies of Eastern Oregon.

For almost two months, last Fall, Vern and his wife, Paulette, wandered the back roads and two track trails in search of new and undiscovered photographic treasures in the crooks and crevices of our great state.... Come see what they found.

Please join Vern anytime from 5pm to 8pm, at Sothby's Real Estate on the West side of Wall Street in downtown Bend

Helen Brown at Franklin Crossing in Bend, March 2011

Please join HDAL member Helen Brown, along with Mary Marquiss and Mary Rollins at the Franklin Crossing Atrium in Bend, Oregon on First Friday, March 4th between 5pm and 8pm for the opening reception. We'll have paintings depicting nature; figurative and floral, water and rocks. A bit of everything. We hope you'll stop by!
March 4th, 5 - 8 p.m.
Franklin Crossing is located at the corner of Franklin and Bond in the heart of Downtown Bend, Oregon.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jacqueline Newbold Teaching Watercolor Journaling on the Island of Syros, Greece

Jacqueline Newbold's Watercolor Journal and Supplies
I will be teaching Watercolor Journaling in Greece on the island of Syros. This class is offered through the American College of Healthcare Sciences, May 27 – June 2, 2011
A lot of people enjoy writing in journals, taking field notes, collecting memorabilia and souvenirs of their travels, and drawing little sketches of their journeys. I call this art journaling but I take it a step further and incorporate watercolor with my art journals.  Watercolor journaling is a wonderful way to slow down and savor the moment, recording your journey in a unique and memorable way. With your journal under your arm and a few painting supplies, you will be ready to capture memories of your Greek Island experiences. This dynamic class will motivate artists of all skill levels to record their journeys in a creative and unique way using watercolor and mixed media.  Students will explore ways to make their watercolor travel journal interesting and reflective of their experiences through painting the Greek landscape and the essence of the Greek lifestyle.  Some of the techniques I will be teaching include watercolor painting, drawing, color theory, incorporating mixed media and how to make quick-on the go-watercolor sketches. 
This class is still open for registration, so click here to sign up!  As always, I enjoy your comments.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Best of Show at Redmond Airport Exhibit

The theme of the winter exhibit at the Redmond Airport was 'In My Mind's Eye'. Vivian Olsen submitted her aqua-media painting of Quail in a semi-abstract style - it's title is 'Kaleidoscope' and was chosen for the Best of Show Award. Vivian paints mainly birds and these may be seen on her website:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pam Jersey Bird finalist in the Artists Magazine Competition

Pam Jersey Bird was chosen as a finalist in the Artists Magazine's 27th Annual Art Competition in the Abstract/Experimental category. Her painting "Lifeforce" was selected from thousands of national entries.

Vivian Olsen Guest Artist River Bend Fine Art

Vivian Olsen is pleased to begin this New Year as a Guest Artist at Bend's 'River Bend Fine Art Gallery' exhibiting with other wildlife artists.

Please join us and enjoy Feathers, Fins & Fur at River Bend Fine Art! First Friday Art Walk and opening reception is January 7.

Artist Reception
Friday January 7th - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

844 NW Bond Street, Bend, OR

Vern Bartley at Franklin Crossing for January First Friday

Please join Vern Bartley of the High Desert Art League at the Franklin Crossing Atrium in Bend, Oregon on Friday, January 7th between 5pm and 8pm for the opening reception of his one man show "Images of Central & Eastern Oregon" most of which are from Vern's 6 week photographic wanderings around Eastern Oregon last Fall.

January 7th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin Crossing is located at the corner of Franklin and Bond in the heart of Downtown Bend, Oregon.