Thursday, December 6, 2012

Briggs at Mercer Island Gallery


Cindy Briggs is featuring paintings "Inspired by Travel" at Goesling Gallery opening on December 11, 2013.  Briggs will display paintings from her travels in Italy and France. The traveling show will be up through February at 2885 78th Ave. SE in downtown Mercer Island, Washington, in the Seattle area.


Her watercolors are & pastels are also featured in downtown Bend, Oregon at Bend Your Imagination on Minnesota St. and at What Lola Wants on Wall Street. 

Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling are leading a Painting Cruise with Holland America, May 25 - June 1st from Quebec City to Boston.  Enjoy time with other creatives -  paint, explore, photograph and relax.  For information on this tour, local & regional workshops visit  or call 541-420-9463. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Barbara Slater Supporting Equine Outreach

As a part of The Barb's Are Back celebration at Bend's Desperado Contemporary & Nostalgic Western Store, Barbara Slater will be lending her art to benefit Equine Outreach. Equine Outreach facilitates the rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and permanent placement of abused, and neglected horses in Deschutes County and Central Oregon. Their goal is to promote equine awareness and to foster community compassion for responsible horse guardianship.

An Evening to Benefit Equine Outreach features Barbara's amazing work at Desperado in The Old Mill District on December 6th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A raffle with all proceeds going to Equine Outreach will allow one lucky winner to take home a Barbara Slater original valued at $800. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three (3) for $25. The winner will be announced on December 31st. Pick up your raffle tickets, view Barbara's new work and shop Desperado. 10% Of all sales during the event will be donated to Equine outreach.

Painting oils with energy and spirit, this artist’s pigmentation is rich and succulent, while her brushwork is bold and responsive. Barbara continues her studies with different genres, painting still-lifes, florals, landscapes and animals. Animals are her present focus with images of vibrant roosters, horses, cows and other barnyard residents. Painting these rural inhabitants with love and respect, Barbara gives each animal an attitude and personality.

A member of the Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club and the High Desert Art League, Barbara is represented by galleries in Utah and Oregon and has collectors throughout the United States. Barbara had a thirty five year career in education. She was also a children’s book illustrator and an advertising and graphic design artist.

Art is Barbara Slater’s breath and passion. “I believe that an artist’s final work is a depiction of his or her impressions—emotionally, physically, intellectually and above all, artistically.”

An Evening Benefiting Equine Outreach
December 6, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Desperado Contemporary & Nostalgic Western Store
330 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste 120, Bend, OR

For more information on Barbara Slater you can visit her website at or at the High Desert Art League website.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012



Award winning fine art photographer Richard Frederick  is using a photographic process that is over 150 years old to create stunning black & white photographic prints with exceptional clarity and tonal separation. Using a custom mixture that he creates in his darkroom with Platinum*, Palladium* and other chemicals, he hand coats specialized papers with this emulsion to render them sensitive to light. The latent image is formed on the sensitized paper by placing a negative in contact with it and exposing this “sandwich” under an intense light source rich in ultraviolet content. The exposed paper is then taken into the darkroom where it is developed in a different chemical mixture. Palladium prints are highly archival (meaning they will never fade) and are treasured by many fine art collectors.
Frederick also produces large color prints that are printed on canvas and other media.



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Helen Brown and Some Earthly Delights!

In Tumalo Art Co.’s November show “Earthly Delights”, Helen Brown has 11 new paintings (no, wait – now it's only 10) in an exhibit with Marty Stewart. The work features scenes from nature that delight the eye and also move the viewer to interpret these scenes as precious earthly assets we all need to protect.

Helen Brown’s current work is a form of batik in watercolor. She draws her images on Ginwashi rice paper, begins with a light, colorful wash of watercolor, and then protects the lightest areas by painting them with molten wax. The wax resists all subsequent layers of paint. After about 6-8 layers of painting followed by more wax, she irons out the wax leaving only a watercolor image on paper. The subjects in her November show range from mountain scenes in Central Oregon and Glacier National Park to her more familiar tree scenes.

Stop by and see!  The Tumalo Art Co. Gallery is open 7 days-a-week, Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-8:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am-6:00 pm. and is located in Bend's Old Mill District at 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. #407.

For more information visit the Tumalo Art Co. website or Helen Brown's site.  You can also Find Helen on Facebook! Visit her page here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Article for Cloth, Paper Scissors

The box is packed and ready to ship.  Sample postcards are carefully wrapped and example art supplies are in their separate zip-locked baggie.  I even put in some Hershey's kisses for the editors.  My article, Painted Postcards is ready to go and will be published in the Cloth, Paper Scissors magazine - March/April 2013 issue.  It took longer than expected to create all the samples required for the article but it was so much fun to do.  I hope you will read the article when it is published next year!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Traveller Joins Red Chair Gallery

We are proud to announce that Joren Traveller has been accepted into the Red Chair Gallery as a 3 D artist specializing in Bronze and Ceramic Sculpture. Red Chair Gallery is located in the Old Town Historic District of Bend, Oregon, on the corner of Oregon Avenue and Bond Street offering the finest in art and contemporary craft.

Joren Traveller attended classes at Otis Art Institute before graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in Microbiology and Animal science. At the same time she became an accomplished equestrian, eventually competing in the Olympic 3-Day Event Selection Trials. Although working, teaching and showing took up much of her time, Joren missed her art. After moving to Central Oregon she again began sketching and sculpting. Captivated by form and texture she works in clay and wax to produce beguiling bronze sculptures that express the character and personality she sees in each individual creature.

Joren is an avid naturalist and enjoys traveling throughout the Northwest and Southwest gathering ideas for her paintings and sculptures. She works in paint and pastel to create scenery of places visited and of wildlife observed as well as charismatic domestic animals. You may view more of Joren's work on her website,

Red Chair Gallery ( is located at 103 NW Oregon Avenue in Bend and is open 7 days a week 10 am until 6 pm Monday thru Saturday and 12 pm thru 4 pm on Sunday. The gallery phone number is 541-306-3176.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The High Desert Art League at Broken Top!

High Desert Art League show....

Broken Top
62000 Broken Top Drive, Bend OR

Exhibit runs Sept 21 through Oct 16
Reception Sept. 21 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Music by The Crescent Jazz Trio!

Monday, July 23, 2012


                  Vivian Olsen is proud to exhibit her artwork for the fourth year
                                                      in the prestigious
                             ART OF THE WEST SHOW at the HIGH DESERT MUSEUM
                                  in Bend, Oregon.  She has two Oil paintings  - 

                             “Ravens In Red”  and “Quail Family Hideaway”. 

The dates  of the Show are August 3             through August 17 
 For more information call 541-382-4754 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Artists Working in Series

The High Desert Art League presents an exhibit where the artists create multiple works from a single thought or idea. Their show “Interpretations---Works in a Series” will open at Elsinore Gallery in Salem on June 2, with a reception from 3-5pm. This show will also be exhibited at Broken Top Clubhouse in Bend September 20 - mid-October.
When artists work in a series they are creating a group of thematically connected works. Usually artists will produce these works sequentially exploring a common element or approach. Beyond painting a singular subject in various ways, artists may produce works with broader themes such as a series of dancers, as in Degas’ paintings and sculpture of ballerinas. Artists may produce work exploring a consistent design treatment or color mood, as in Picasso’s blue period paintings.
Creating artwork in a series offers artists a means to discover possibilities. By keeping one element consistent and varying other elements an artist can assess the effectiveness of their approach.
“ While working on one image an idea will come to me for a fresh perspective on the same subject. It has been exciting to see my work evolve over several paintings created in a series” explains Helen Brown.
Artists showing their work at the Elsinore Gallery in Salem during June are Pam Jersey Bird, Cindy Briggs, Helen Brown, Pat Clark, Richard Frederick, Cameron Kaseberg, David Kinker, Jacqueline Newbold, Vivian Olsen, Janice Rhodes, Barbara Slater, and Joren Traveller.
“Interpretations – Works in a Series” is on display through May 28th June 2rd at the Elsinore Gallery, located at 444 Ferry St SE, Salem, (503) 581-4642.
The High Desert Art League also shows monthly at Alleda Real Estate on Minnesota St. in Downtown Bend.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

First Friday Art Walk, May 4th

Join High Desert Art League member Cameron Kaseberg in Bend
for First Friday Art Walk, May 4th. He will be exhibiting at Alleda Real Estate
located at 25 NW Minnesota Ave. across from the Oxford Hotel.
For Cameron's summer art festival and exhibit schedule
visit website at or on Facebook.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Art Journals on-the-go DVD Give-away


I am giving away one of my just-released DVD, Art Journals on-the-go: How to pack, prep, paint and more.  Here is a short You-tube video from the DVD showing how I use water-soluble pens in my art journals: DVD Workshop.
Art Journals On-The-Go: How to pack, prep, paint, and more
Art Journals on-the-go by Jacqueline Newbold
Here what you need to do to enter:
Go to my blog and leave me a comment  answering the following question:
If you were stranded on a deserted island what 3 art items would you want to have with you? (Corny I know!)
The last day to leave a comment is Sunday, May 6, 2012.
I will use the random number generator to pick the lucky winner and announce the winner here on my blog. 
Colorful Wishes!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Inside my Watercolor Journal

Painting of the Alta Vista Estancia

Fall is coming to Argentina and the colors of the poplar trees are starting to change.  We spent several nights at Alta Vista where we were warmly greeted by the hosts, Tamara and Frederico.  Alta Vista is a 60,000 hectare sheep ranch or estancia, which in Argentina means large farm or ranch.  It was built at the turn of the century and is located 20 miles west of Calafate in the Argentine Patagonia, and on the road to the Perito Moreno glacier.  Our rooms were delightfully decorated and this comfortable Patagonia estancia was a wonderful place for me to hang-out one morning painting the scene in front of me.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Art Journaling Exposed, a new EMAG from Cloth, Paper, Scissors

Check out this new emag from the Cloth, Paper, Scissors Store about art journaling!  This is an interactive emag about creating great pages and journals with color, lettering: Art Journaling Exposed eMag!  It cost only $4.99 and you can download it in a matter of minutes to your computer.  Try my coupon code - Twenty - and see if you can get 20% off.  This coupon code expires on 3/22/2012.
Ok - here is the best PArt.  My video, Illustrating with Water-soluble Pens is on page 15 in the "Caught on Tape" chapter.  This is a short video where I demonstrate how to use a water-soluble pen with watercolors.  This video was filmed as part of my new DVD about the Traveling Artist due to be released soon.  ENJOY!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

HDAL Member, Jacqueline Newbold's Free EBOOK

Interweave Press and Cloth Paper Scissors are offering a free download of their ebook on art journaling.

Art journaling is a way to express yourself through writing and art at the same time. 
This creative process pulls together a variety of materials to create mixed-media art.

You can buy pre-made journals and fill them with your doodles and designs or craft 
your own custom journals to record everything from your travels to your art technique 
experiments to your innermost thoughts.
In short, an art journal is whatever you want it to be. But you have to start someplace, 
so we've created this free eBook, 
Art Journal Techniques: How to Make a Travel Journal, a Handmade Journal, plus 
Art Journaling Ideas.

In this free eBook you'll get art journaling tips, including how to make a travel journal 

from maps, how to make an art journal in stages, and how to choose the right 
tools for your art journal adventures.

travel journals
Travel journals by
Jacqueline Newbold.
In “Travel Journals, Using Maps as a 
Starting Point,” Jacqueline Newbold 
describes how to use maps (or copies 
of maps) as a foundation for the visual 
journaling of your journeys. She offers 
ideas and tips for how to make a travel 
journal that are easy and enjoyable.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Winter Art Events

Vivian Olsen is a featured artist for February at the Ambiance Co-op Gallery in Redmond Oregon. Each month on the 2nd Friday the gallery joins the Art Walk event in Redmond by having an open house and artists’ reception. This occasion is celebrated in the February A&E magazine with an article and 2 of Vivian’s oil paintings shown here.

"Marsh Dwellers" and "Mirror Pond Swans"

Also, on Valentine’s Day, an open house with food, wine, and music was held at Tumalo’s Art Works Gallery where Vivian and Jacqueline Newbolt are both represented as gallery members.

Jacqueline's Watercolor

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January First Friday, 2012

It's time for First Friday in Bend, Oregon again. Friday, January 6th -5 to 9 pm. Over 50 businesses will stay open late for the fun!

Be sure to visit Alleda Real Estate (25 NW Minnesota Ave across from the Oxford Hotel) to see work by HDAL members Joren Traveller and Barbara Slater. Joren will be on location to answer questions and visit!

High Desert Art League member Helen Brown is a member of the Tumalo Art Company. Join Helen on First Friday for the held over TINY TREASURES show or stop in and view her work anytime!