Friday, April 26, 2013

Art on the River Show and Sale

Art on the River will host its fifth annual show and sale this weekend at Eagle Crest in Redmond, featuring 30 artists. Tonight from 4 to 8 p.m., there will be a reception and auction to benefit Art in Schools, a program providing stipends for artists in residence at Redmond schools.

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., artists will give demonstrations of their craft. Both days include the sale of artwork by regional artists. A percentage of all sales, along with tonight’s raffle, will benefit art programs in Redmond schools.

Art on the River takes place at the River Run Event Center, 1730 Blue Heron Drive, at Eagle Crest in Redmond.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Smith Rock Paint Out - Poster

Smith Rock Paint Out

The High Desert Art League and Smith Rock State Park have come together to create an event celebrating the creativity of the human spirit and the spectacular beauty of Central Oregon's Smith Rock! On June 22, 2013, come experience amazing scenery, geography, and wildlife of Smith Rock State Park. Join us for the Smith Rock paint Out and participate as an artist of simply see it through the artist’s eye as artists create works of beauty as you watch!

Known for it's world-famous rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is also host to many miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, the meandering Crooked River and views of the volcanic peaks of Oregon’s Cascade Range. Come experience spectacular scenery, geography, and wildlife.  Bring a picnic and explore the park, enjoy free family art activities and artist demonstrations. Along your trip through the canyon, you might see golden eagles, prairie falcons, mule deer, river otter and beaver. A wonderful setting for artists, photographers and nature lovers of all kinds. 

Bring the family and get creative with the Art Station's free family art activities, watch artist demonstrations, listen to a Park Ranger talk on the history, geology and wildlife of the park. Watch and visit with artists as they create and see which works are awarded the Rangers Choice Awards and which move on to the juried exhibition at Redmond's Roberts Field following the event, June 25th through August 18th, 2013.

Artists working in 2-D media (that can be created from start to finish in the park in the allotted time) are invited to participate in this unique plein-air opportunity. The price is right (FREE) and it is a snap to register. Registration and participation information can be found on our website at

Teamwork and great partners make events like this work. We are grateful to have these great organizations and businesses come together making the Smith Rock Paint Out a wonderful cultural family event. Thank you to The Art Station and Arts Central, Roberts Field – Redmond Municipal Airport, Cascade A&E and Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places.

June 22, 2013 - Schedule:

8:00 am – 8:45 am: Registration
8:45 am  – 9:00 am: Welcome and Artist’s Orientation
9:00 am – 1:30 pm: Plein-Air Paint Out
9:00 am – 11:00 am: Family Art Activities
9:00 am – 11:00 am: Artist Demonstrations
11:00 am – Ranger Presentation
2:30 pm – Awards and Closing Remarks

Smith Rock State Park is located at 9241 NE Crooked River Dr. near Terrebonne, Oregon.

For more information:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Artist Spotlight: Cameron Kaseberg

Photo: Cameron Kaseberg
Cameron Kaseberg
Cameron Kaseberg has been described 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 Rauschenberg, to new levels of expressiveness.

From his earliest memories, Cameron has been involved in the creative and artistic world in one aspect or another. From finger painting and stitchery as a youngster, to a lifelong fascination with photography and digital imaging.

His interest in photography took him on a wonderful journey beginning with a job as teenager copying old photographs in the darkroom at Mel O’s Camera shop in The Dalles, followed by classes at the University of Minnesota and a stint as newspaper staff photographer at Lewis and Clark College. His photography brought him ribbons and awards, images published on magazine covers, time spent with friends and a great deal of satisfaction.

"Tall Tales" Solvent Transfer on Clayboard
"Tall Tales" Solvent Transfer on clayboard
It was after Lewis and Clark College and the University of Minnesota that he found his place at Portland State University.  With guidance and mentoring from friend and professor, Robert Kasal, Cameron made his way to the Bachelors Degree in graphic design. In a drawing class taught by Mel Katz at Portland State Cameron discovered a new creative experience; the solvent transfer process. This was a new way of combining his background in photographic imagery with his desire for artistic expression.

 The solvent transfer process involves "borrowing" inks and subject matter from various printed media as well as his own photos and graphics, chemically dissolving them and transferring the image onto a new surface. Much as a photographer can manipulate the camera image in many ways, the solvent transfer can be changed, arranged, composed and continually altered to express the artist's aims. Additional treatment with drawing or painting techniques may contribute to the uniqueness of each of Kaseberg's works. Although called transfer prints, each is one-of-a-kind.

"The Story Tree" Solvent Transfer on clayboard (box)
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. Today Cameron exhibits in galleries and travels the west coast exhibiting and selling his solvent transfer work at juried fine art festivals, which allows him to meet and interact with those that collect his work.  He continues to explore the solvent transfer process and draws inspiration for his work from his life experiences and those he interacts with.
Cameron on the art festival circuit.
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.

Work with community art organizations has also had a lasting impact on Cameron's artwork as well as personally. In 2009 Cameron was invited to join the High Desert Art League, professional artists' group working to support the advancement of its member artists through exhibitions, education and related outreach. That same year Cameron was appointed to the Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places, working to introduce art into select public locations and situations in order to create a unique sense of place and enhance the community identity of Redmond, Oregon. He gained an inside view of the art festival world when he joined the Art in the High Desert board of directors in 2010, a fine art festival in Bend, Oregon.

To learn more about Cameron's artwork and exhibition schedule visit For more information on his work in graphic design visit

Friday, April 5, 2013

It's First Friday: High Desert Art League Events!

It's Friday, April 5th. Get out and enjoy Bend, Oregon's First Friday with members of the High Desert Art League.

Helen Brown and David Kinker are exhibiting in the "Art About the Earth" show at the Tumalo Art Co. in Bend's Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., #407, 541-385-9144, The exhibit is a group show by gallery artists using all painting mediums, glass, photography, sculpture and ceramics the gallery will celebrate all things earthly...flora and fauna, animals and elements. First Friday reception is 5:00 to 9:00pm.

Pat Clark of Atelier 6000  hosts "Hidden Agendas" through May. National, international, regional and local artists are represented in the very first presentation of an exhibition devoted to the Artists’ Book. The handcrafted book may tell a story or expose hidden layers; reveal emotions or make you laugh as artists explore a wide interpretation of the theme Hidden Agendas. Who would have thought that books could be used for something other than, well, reading? Turn a page on the notion of ‘the book’ and look at it as a vehicle for art. Atelier 6000 is located at 389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Suite 120, 541-330-8759,

Pam Jersey Bird is a featured artist at North Sole located at 800 Wall Street. Pam's work originates in observation, yet she paints from imagination. As an intuitive painter she wants to take her work beyond realistic portrayal, from what is perceived to what is experienced. She loves working in this gestural style with many layers, painting very fast laying down marks and strokes. She then begins layering over with more glaze, letting lower layers peek through giving a sense of depth. Be sure to include this as a must see on your art walk!

A showing of animal paintings and sculptures by Vivian Olsen and Joren Traveller can be seen at Alleda Real Estate (25 Minnesota Ave., Bend). Two local wildlife artists present Wild and Tame, a combination of paintings and sculptures depicting a variety of media and animal subjects in an exhibit devoted to the animals they love. Both artists are members of the High Desert Art League.

Desperado Contemporary & Nostalgic Western Store at 330 SW Powerhouse in Bend features High Desert Art League member 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. 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.

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