(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…

(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…

(L) Polar Nights, torn paper and acrylic on canvas, 30” x 40”, 2016 by Heather Moyer. (R) Spring at Three Creeks, soft pastel on paper, 16”x12”, 2018 by Janet Rawlings Alyson Belcher (alysonbelcher.com) Bio: Alyson Belcher is a fine art photographer based in Bend, Oregon. She received a bachelor of arts in humanities (English, art history…

(Two Cowboys, spray paint on canvas, 36”x48”, 2018 by Douglas Robertson) To view previous articles in this ongoing series, visit our website at www.cascadeae.com and search Unrepresented Artists of Bend (December 2018 and January 2019 editions) or Unrepresented Artists of Central Oregon (as of February edition). Sarah Helen More (sarahhelenmore.com) Bio: Growing up in a…