At Liberty New Exhibition “SIFT: Selected Works by Whitney Nye”

(Coaster by Whitney Nye)

At Liberty , a year-round dedicated arts space and cultural hub in Downtown Bend, is pleased to announce their new exhibition: SIFT: a selection of works by Whitney Nye .The exhibition will open January 4 with a First Friday Artist’s Reception and will be on view through February 23.

Whitney Nye, well-known and respected Oregon artist brings a breadth of work to At Liberty for a two-month exhibition. Nye’s collection of work explores the rhythms and pauses of our natural world , becoming a conduit for their character. Her work is deeply affected by the texture, hues and sensations of the world that surrounds her while consistently examining patterns of repetition, entropy and renewal. Travel of all kinds is a key influence and source of inspiration.

“My artwork is germinated by my senses. I seek, gather, ferment, distill and then present. I move through places temporally and ethereally, consciously and unconsciously, absorbing like a sponge, “ says Nye.

This exhibition is in partnership with Russo Lee Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Portland, Oregon featuring Pacific Northwest artists. “We are thrilled to partner with Russo Lee Gallery to bring Whitney’s dynamic work to Bend,” says René Mitchell, At Liberty Arts Collaborative partner.

Whitney E. Nye is a painter, sculptor and mixed media artist. After spending the last twenty years in Portland, Whitney has returned to Bend, the town where she was raised.

Nye is a graduate of the University of Oregon, a former Artist-in-Residence at the Oregon College of Arts and Craft and Caldera, and was a member of the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s Design Roster from 1998 to 2002. Her work is collected both privately and publicly, and is included in the collections of Oregon Health Sciences University Foundation; Salem Hospital, Salem, Oregon;Commerce Bank in Portland, Oregon; Swedish Hospital, Seattle, Washington; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum, Eugene, Oregon. Nye’s work is currently included in a show at Boise Art Museum, A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass.

More about At Liberty: At Liberty, located in Bend’s historic Liberty Theatre provides an inspiring and dynamic space for the exploration of arts and culture, through exhibitions, collaborations, and events. For more information on the space, renting the space, or ideas for collaboration, visit:



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