|Artists setting up for Art in the High Desert in Bend, Oregon.|
A village rises on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend as Art in the High Desert comes together for three days. This is where Cameron Kaseberg spent most of his time between August 21st and 24th, 2014. Loving every minute!
As a board member and an exhibiting artist, he sees the show from both sides and considers himself very fortunate to be a part of Central Oregon's premier juried fine art festival. The show is produced by artists, for artists, and art patrons and draws top artists from across North America.
|The artists village for three days along the Deschutes River.|
Art in the High Desert was the first art festival Cameron had ever juried for and the first he participated in. "I did not sell a single piece my first show, but I had such a great experience that I immediately applied to a bunch more shows.... and got in," he says. So began Cameron's life on the road for the last seven years, traveling between Texas and northern Washington state throughout the summer.
"Art festivals aren't for every artists," he says, "but I have had a great time, learned so much, and met so many amazing people that I would not trade these last seven years for anything."
Cameron Kaseberg with his booth at
Art in the High Desert 2014 in Bend, Oregon.
If you have not been to a juried outdoor fine art festival, Cameron would surely encourage you to. "Wether an art lover or an artist, it is worth the time to seek out a quality show near you and explore, experience, and soak it all in," he said grinning. He told us that as an exhibiting artist, the work is hard, the hours long, and that some shows are more rewarding financially than others. But he was serious when he told us he would not trade the experience for anything.
To learn more about Art in the High Desert visit http://www.artinthehighdesert.com. TO dig a little deeper into Cameron's art and life visit his website at http://kaseberg.com and follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KasebergDesign.