Call to Artists: August 2015


Discover Your Forest (DYF), a 501c3 nonprofit, is seeking artists to submit depictions of Newberry National Volcanic Monument and the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest to be featured and auctioned off at Stars Over Newberry, a fundraising event for Discover Your Forest on September 19. This is a great way to gain increased exposure in Bend while supporting a great cause.
Guidelines: paintings must be depictions of scenes from the Newberry National Volcanic Monument and/or the Deschutes or Ochoco National Forests; submissions must be original works, no prints of any kind; submissions must be completed and submitted by September 8 to Stacey Cochran, Discover Your Forest Volunteer and Event Coordinator, at the Bend Fort-Rock Ranger District Office at 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, 541-383-5530 or; non-accepted submissions need to be picked up by September 15.
Benefits include the option to receive a 50% consignment of the auction sale price (100% donations of sale proceeds are tax deductible); two Complimentary tickets to the Stars Over Newberry Event (a $100 value); name, bio and CV or resume on display alongside painting during event; name listings in printed program, website, social media and marketing materials; onn-Stage Recognition by DYF staff and auctioneer.

All Aspects Teen Theatre auditions for William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead: A True and Accurate Account of the 1599 Zombie Plague. Tryouts are one night only, Monday August 17 at 7pm at Cascades Theatre. The show requires a large cast of actors and zombies. Performances will be October 29-31. 541-389-0803

Fall mystery production will be held Tuesday, September 8 from 6-9pm in room 208 in the Business Park above the Village Properties offices. This will be a staged reading performance without the need to memorize dialogue.
Many thanks go to Mark Halvorsen for his generosity in providing the Stars with free audition and rehearsal space. This fall’s performance will be co-directed by Michael Beeson and Susan Inman Evans, both experienced in drama and both currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Stars.
All interested in trying out for parts in a murder mystery play are encouraged to attend and participate in the auditions. The show directors will select the cast based on the auditions. No roles have been pre-cast. Performances are scheduled for the weekend of October 23.

Learn to Sing Like You’ve Never Sung Before.
Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus seeks women and teens who love to sing, want to learn four-part harmony and are interested in competing.
Bella is an award-winning woman’s ensemble and the parent chorus of Harmony4Women. This chorus recently returned from three-state regional competition in Reno, Nevada with a second place medal in the small chorus division. Under the direction of Connie Norman, Bella has a bright destiny in performance, competition and community outreach.
Weekly rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings 6-9pm at the Bend Senior Center, 1600 Reed Market Road. These educational rehearsals develop vocal skills, performance expression, acappella singing and the resonant goose-bump blend of four-part harmony.
Contact Nancy at

Accepting artists’ applications through July 3 for 2015–16 Arts Education Program including Artists in Schools (AiS), VanGo Outreach Program and onsite Art Station classes for kids and adults.
The AiS program is dedicated to bringing artist residencies to schools in Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson and other outlying counties. To date, AiS residencies have provided quality arts education to more than 2,000 local school children. VanGo is a community outreach program that gives children in rural towns with limited access to professional-level arts education the ability to build skills in various art disciplines. VanGo partners with local community organizations including Partners in Care and Mary’s House.
AiS residencies and VanGo outreach programs are both designed to place trained, knowledgeable, practicing artists into school and community settings where they can share the benefits of the creative process. Art Station is Central Oregon’s premier nonprofit visual arts community learning center. Located in Bend’s Old Mill District, Art Station is a dedicated facility that is open year-round and offers a full session of quality art education programming in ceramics, fused-glass and multi-media for ages two through adult.
Deborah Allen at

Sisters art gallery looking for two new artist members. Medium should be metal or wood sculpture. Send portfolio images with dimensions and prices to

Cultural Ambassadors Invited to Educate Community
The Latino Community Association (LCA) invites Central Oregon residents to educate the community about their family heritage at the ninth Annual Festival of Cultures on September 26 at Redmond’s Centennial Park. Deadline to apply is August 31, but please do not wait until then.
The Festival of Cultures is an international affair including booths set up by Central Oregon residents representing many different cultures from around the world, and a very special Official Citizenship Oath Ceremony conducted by representatives of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. Included are local dance troupes, singers and musicians, ethnic food vendors, service and product vendors and a Kid’s Area, the Passport Challenge game with prizes and a unique International Street Fair.
Organizers are seeking people with roots in any and all cultures of the world to share their heritage by setting up a free educational booth. Tables and chairs are provided free of charge. To participate in this year’s Festival of Cultures, visit, or contact the Latino Community Association at 382-4366 or

Redmond Senior Center Artists
Redmond Senior Center is excited and proud to announce a new exhibition program promoting local artists. We are soliciting individuals, groups and clubs to participate in multi-interest arts and crafts shows. Our facility is at 325 NW Dogwood, Redmond, hours 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday.

Second Friday each month is inviting all media artists if you are interested in participating.

Twigs Gallery and Home Goods at 331 W Cascade Ave. in Sisters accepting submissions for artwork with a “fiber component” to be displayed in the gallery for month long shows beginning the fourth Friday of each month. The work can range from art quilts to felting, knitting, crocheting and mixed fiber media. The body of work submitted should have a theme and all work must be for sale.
You can submit proposals in person to Jillian Zepeda, gallery manager, or email photo submissions to All pieces will be reviewed for placement in the gallery.
Jillian at 541-549-6061

Armature, located in the historic Old Ironworks Art District, has a 10×10 workspace opening immediately. This workspace is a corner unit, with easy access to our large bay door. All creative types welcome. $325 a month include utilities and internet. 50 SE Scott St., Suite 1 and 2, Bend.

Join the fastest growing diverse fine art and fine craft co-op gallery in Central Oregon. Looking for talented 2D and 3D artists who can work in the gallery two days a month and bring uniqueness to the mix. Contact jury chair Susan Harkness-Williams at 541-788-2486 or

Arts in the Hospital, three venues through St. Charles Healthcare, Cancer Center, Bend and Redmond Cancer Center. Please send your requests/submissions to Linda Francis-Strunk, coordinator, Arts in the Hospital,

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