Monday, April 28, 2014

Vivian Olsen Exhibits in May

Join Vivian Olsen on the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Bend. She will be showing her Artwork at Alleda Real Estate on Minnesota St. throughout the month May. You can also view her work at the Green Plow Coffeehouse in Redmond during May.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Twelve Local Artists...

Work by Vivian Olsen
at Alleda Real Estate
Who, Where and When.The twelve members of Central Oregon’s High Desert Art League (HDAL) are an ambitious group with a schedule to back it up. In May alone the group is opening three new exhibits in addition to the galleries where they have individual ongoing shows.

On May 1st Vivian Olsen, known for her wildlife art in oil, watercolor, and pastels, opens a show at Alleda Real Estate on NW Minnesota Ave. in Bend.  Alleda is a great stop during the First Friday Art Walk on May 2nd and a perfect chance to explore Vivian’s unique use of color, technique and abstract backgrounds in her realistic animal portraits. The show runs through the end of May.

Work by Cameron Kaseberg at Broken Top

Work by Janice Rhodes at Broken Top
Cameron Kaseberg and Janice Rhodes present a two-person exhibit at Bend’s Broken Top Club, which runs May 14th through July 15th.  Janice Rhodes is a pastel artist with a fondness for Encaustics. Each of her works is an adventure in design and intuition. Cameron Kaseberg is known for his work in solvent transfer images and was recently featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s television series, Oregon Art Beat. Broken Top Club hosts their Third Thursday Art Walk, Jazz Night, and Wine Tasting May 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. If you get to Broken Top before May 14, you can still catch the exhibit of Richard Frederick, Vivian Olsen and Shelly Wierzba.

Work by Helen Brown at The North Rim
The North Rim residential clubhouse is host to Helen Brown’s watercolors through June. Visitors to the clubhouse on weekdays from 1-5pm will find six of Helen’s works with subjects ranging from architecture to dancing figures. The Clubhouse is on Wild Rye Street off of Mt. Washington Drive.

In addition to the three exhibits listed above, the High Desert Art League members are busy with their ongoing gallery shows. Jacqueline Newbold, Janice Rhodes, Shelly Wierzba and Joren Traveller show their work at the Red Chair Gallery in downtown Bend. Helen Brown and David Kinker’s work can be found at the Tumalo Art Company in Bend’s Old Mill District, along with Barbara Slater’s oils at Desperado. Cameron Kaseberg shows at the Artists’ Gallery, Sunriver Village. You can view Cindy Briggs’ work at Bend Your Imagination, Bend, OR 2014.

All twelve members of the High Desert Art League will come together for a group show in July at Sage Custom Framing in downtown Bend.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Solvent in Sunriver

Artist Cameron Kaseberg Joins Sunriver Gallery

Fresh off his recent appearance on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s (OPB) Oregon ArtBeat, Central Oregon artist Cameron Kaseberg has joined the Artist’sGallery Sunriver.  The Sunriver Gallery is a Cooperative gallery showcasing the fine arts and crafts of thirty Central Oregon artists in the heart of the Sunriver Village. 

The solvent transfer process brought to prominence in the 1950’s by Robert Rauschenberg, but has since been relatively obscure. Kaseberg has been exploring, playing with and redefining the process since his college days. The work involves combining his original photographs and graphics (he is also a graphic designer) with dissolved magazine inks, watercolor pigments and other media through an image transfers process using solvents.

Over the course of the last nine years, Kaseberg has been making a name for himself through Pacific NW gallery exhibits, nationally recognized art festivals throughout the western United States, as well as giving back to the community through service with Art in the High Desert, the Smith Rock Paint Out, and the Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places. “Being featured on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat is an honor, a reward, and an experience I can’t really explain,” says Kaseberg. “I found something that I love to do and took that leap of faith in sharing it with others.” His sharing is indeed paying off with collectors across the United States and Europe adding his work to their collections.

The Artists’ Gallery Sunriver will be a great Central Oregon location for my work and I am looking forward to spending time at the gallery meeting people,” Added Kaseberg. “That personal contact is one of the aspects of art festivals I love so much.”  Susan Harkness-Williams, an artist herself and member of the gallery said "I own several of Cameron's pieces and his unique art will be a joy for the Gallery to share."

The Artist’s Gallery Sunriver is located 57100 Beaver Drive, Bldg. 19 in the Village at Sunriver, OR. For hours please call 541-593-4382 or visit For more information on Cameron’s work visit and view the Oregon Art Beat segment at

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cindy Briggs is honored to be the feature artist at the Deschutes Children's Foundation Art and Wine Auction.  Her painting among others will be auctioned to raise funds to support children and families in Central Oregon on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Joren Traveller - Sculptor

And Now -  Branching out into Oil Painting

Joren Traveller
Each year I travel to the South West to visit Utah and the Canyon Lands and am inspired by the beauty there. It seemed natural to try to capture that beauty with art.  Unfortunately, sculpture is not the medium to do that, so I began painting.  

Friesien Fantasy

First I tried pastel, then acrylic and watercolor, and now I have progressed to thoroughly enjoying oil painting.To assist my knowledge of this media I have taken a figurative and still life workshop with Sherri McGraw when she came to Bend last year.  I am currently taking a course at COCC with Katherine Taylor and look forward to working with her again in the future. 

Kitty's Car
Climber Ascending I

I am also very fortunate to be a part of a small, knowledgeable critique group of excellent local artists  that have inspired and encouraged me to paint.
Sassy - Bronze
McKensie River Takeout

This month I have a show at Alleda Real Estate in Bend and will be displaying some of my recent painting as well as a few of my bronze and ceramic pieces.  I am also represented by the Red Chair Gallery where many of my bronzes and ceramics are on display for sale.