(Oil Painting by Tony Abeyta, Navajo) A premise endures regarding Native American art that Indigenous Peoples had no real concept of the discipline until Westerners arrived. The argument goes, ‘prior to this, they would embellish items—utensils, tools, clothing—that served a utilitarian purpose.’ This position entails academic debate, however, and even then, no clear conclusion exists….

(Royal Nebeker, War Cry, oil on canvas, 60 x 64 inches and Blind Pilot | Photos courtesy of At Liberty) Following the announcement of their summer exhibition of work by the late Oregon artist Royal Nebeker, At Liberty announces a collaboration with Nebeker’s son, Israel Nebeker, founder and lead singer of the renowned band Blind…

(Left: Water Lilies torn paper and acrylic paint on wood panel, 20″x16”, 2016 by Heather Moyer and Right: Spring at Three Creeks, soft pastel on paper, 16”x12”, 2018 by Janet Rawlings)   Heather Moyer (hmartisticcreations.com) Bio: Heather Moyer, a self-taught artist living in Redmond, moved to Oregon from the Austin, Texas area in June 2018. She…

A new interdisciplinary, multimedia exhibition exploring the role of water in the region’s past, present and future permeates the space of the High Desert Museum from the present through September 29. Funded by a generous $100,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation, the exhibit “weaves together science, history, art and contemporary issues… [to] illuminate how…