(Left: The Life Circle, Sculpture by Kellen Bateham & Anton Yakushev. Right:  Kellen Bateham & Anton Yakushev | Photos courtesy of Ken Marunowski) After a warm welcome from the Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild last year, Russian sculptor and blacksmith Anton Yakushev and his wife Katja returned to Bend last month for a follow-up visit….

(Still Life with Red Onions. Oil, 24”x30” by Eric Jacobsen) Eric Jacobsen is one of Central Oregon’s most prominent and beloved landscape painters and painting teachers. His generous, amicable personality attracts people far and wide, and his tall, thin frame and trucker hat makes Eric easily recognizable when out painting en plein air (outdoors). His…

(Left: Award Winner Carly Cooper with Instructor Cullie Treichler and Right: CSM Award Winner Sawyer Garnett with Instructor Krista Aasland | Photos courtesy of Cascade School of Music) The Rising Star and Fortissimo awards are for students who have been nominated by their teachers for showing talent, effort, and achievement and great promise as musicians…

Redmond’s annual Youth Art Walk will take place on April 3rd from 4-7pm and will continue throughout that weekend in various local businesses located throughout the downtown area. Coinciding with the town’s First Friday Art Walk, the Youth Art Walk showcases the local talent of Redmond’s student artist population, including homeschoolers and a 4H group,…

(Walking in the Light, 12“x12”, mixed media on canvas) In 1948, artist and writer Elaine de Kooning was hired as an editorial associate by Art News, a highly respectable visual arts magazine that, to this day, features articles about art and artists and reviews of their gallery shows among other art-world happenings. Deeply entrenched in…

(Photo | Courtesy of COMAG) Imagine the intensity of a six-foot long and three-foot high, metal praying mantis! Now imagine making such a sculpture in a collaborative effort among 19 people over a four day period. Take it one step further by imagining that the leader of this group project, the one directing you what…

(Left – The Red Vase, oil, 24”x30” by Eric Jacobsen | Right – Peonies by the Garden Shed, oil, 24” x 17” by Laurel Buchanan) 2019 marks the milestone 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition of the American Impressionists Society (AIS), and Central Oregon is proud to be represented by four extraordinary artists: Laurel Buchanan, Eric…

(American Kestrel, oil on gallery wrap canvas, 9”x12”, 2019 by Jacob J. Norris and The Illusion of Control: Influence, mixed media on canvas, 12”x12”, 2019 by Cody Wade) Jacob J. Norris (jacobjnorris.gallery) Bio: Jacob J. Norris is an award-winning and published fine artist who specializes in painting representational abstractions in oil. With a childhood spent…