On August 18, Bend Art Center (BAC) will close its Box Factory studio and gallery.  BAC will function after the closure as a de-centered arts organization. The goal is to resume exhibitions, programs and art workshops on a pop-up basis and in partnership with other organizations after the Board engages in a strategic planning phase….

(Photo | Courtesy of Waterston Desert Writing Prize) There was plenty to cheer about at the fifth annual Waterston Desert Writing Prize activities, reception and awards ceremonies on June 26. Free writing workshops were led by Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford, fiction writer James Anderson, and nonfiction writer Ellen Waterston. Kim Stafford was joined on…

(Royal Nebeker, artwork by Royal Nebeker and Blind Pilot | Photos courtesy of At Liberty) At Liberty in Bend is celebrating Royal Nebeker (1945-2014) with multiple events. Internationally-recognized Pacific Northwest artist Royal Nebeker frequently used the metaphor of the Night Window to describe the intention behind his work. “This process of painting resembles looking through a…