Sunday, March 30, 2014

HDAL Members exhibit 'PLACES' - Paintings and Photography

Art inspired by Places that are Far and Near

Three well-known local artists present ‘Places’ - an exhibit of paintings and photography depicting places far and near where they each found their artistic inspiration. Vivian Olsen, Richard Frederick and Shelly Wierzba, all members of the High Desert Art League, have their varied artworks on display at Broken Top Clubhouse in Bend, Oregon from mid March- until May 14, 2014.

'Fruit Shop' in Bari, Italy
Vivian’s new watercolors and acrylic paintings feature colorful village scenes from her recent trips to Italy and France. She captures the charm of ancient stone arches and narrow alleyways in hill-top towns and coastal ports from her travels in France and Italy. View her website at

 A few of Vivian's watercolors


'Transportation Italian Style'

Richard is currently producing fine art prints in Black and White, Platinum/Palladium, and Color - some on canvas such as the photograph shown left. His ability to produce fine art photographs derives from an extensive background in science together with an acquired ability to “see” the subject matter as more than a collection of inanimate objects. More of his work can be seen at

As an artist Shelly (below right) uses oil, acrylic, or watercolor mediums to create her unpredictable and creative paintings. She has recently narrowed down her focus to painting the central Oregon landscape and the human figure in oils. View her website at

 Shelly's oil - 'Deschutes River'
Shelly with her wall of Oil Paintings behind her

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sleepless in Seattle

A fabulous weekend in Seattle as Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling team up at Daniel Smith.  After over 7 years of demonstrating and teaching at Daniel Smith, HDAL member, Cindy Briggs is looking forward to more projects with the art supply company.  Briggs and Goesling's workshop on travel journaling was a great kickoff to share their newest palette set with Daniel Smith. Following the success of Daniel Smith "Neutral Tint" watercolor as developed with the help of Cindy and Theresa;  the store continues to work with the creative duo on special products and projects including the NWWS 75th Anniversary International Exhibition and Convention.
The New Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling Travel & Journaling Set at Daniel Smith 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Cindy Briggs Teaching in Seattle this Week

HDAL member Cindy Briggs returns to Daniel Smith Artists Materials this week to teach and demonstrate at both the Seattle and Bellevue, Washington stores.  The demonstrations are FREE this Saturday & Sunday. Cindy shares the stage with her "Make Every Day A Painting" business partner, Theresa Goesling as they share tips, techniques and inspiration for traveling creatively.  Cindy has partnered with Daniel Smith for 7+ years now, teaching regularly and also has an easy pack and go Travel and Journal Paint Set offered at Daniel Smith.  Link Here for Kit.

The inspirational team looks forward to their workshops in
Seattle, March 17 & 18
Venice, June 26-July 2, 2014
Switzerland, July 6-9, 2014
Emerald Art Center, August 2014
Spain & France, May 2015.
You are invited to join them.