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.