Call to Artists-September 2015

Seeks singers for their seventh annual community chorus. The concert benefits for nonprofit organizations that serve and educate women and girls: Grandma’s House of Central Oregon, American Association of University Women—Bend Branch (AAUW), Soroptimist of Bend and Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus.
Directed by Connie Norman singers will develop vocal skills, performance expression, stage presence and learn how to sing four-part acappella harmony. This chorus is non-auditioned and is open to women and girls 8-88. Experienced and inexperienced singers are welcomed. This year’s theme is Happy Together. The songs are upbeat, familiar and fun to learn. Learning track CDs of each individual part are provided. Rehearsals are held on Thursday at the Bend Senior Center. Cost to participate is $50. Scholarships are available.
Thursday, September 17: First Rehearsal 5:45-8pm at Bend Senior Center, 1600 Reed Market Road Saturday, November 21: Two performances (2 and 7pm) at Summit High School, visit Facebook or contact Nancy Ueland at 541-383-3142.

High Desert Art League (HDAL) is currently accepting applications for new members. HDAL is a professional artists’ group working to support the advancement of its member artists through exhibitions, education and related outreach. Please refer to the HDAL website for information about our League, the Submission for Membership and to view work by current members. We strive to have a varied group of artists in regard to art style, subjects and mediums. If your art will contribute to our group’s diversity you may contact us through our website,

SMART, Start Making A Reader Today is gearing up for the fourth annual SMART Art: Show, Sale, Social on October 22 at 5:15pm at Kendall Toyota in Bend. Each year SMART invites young artists to participate in the Art Contest connected with SMART Art.
SMART at the Library is also an opportunity for us to recruit volunteers for the 2015-2016 program year. Come to your local Library and find out more about what it takes to be a volunteer for SMART in your local schools. It only requires one hour a week, it’s fun and it’s of great benefit to the kids.
Bring your friends, bring your children, bring your grandchildren and join us for an entertaining afternoon of volunteer recruitment and artistic fun. or 541-355-5600 to learn more about SMART.

A show of small canvases on the theme GUTS. Submit your visual art, any medium. 12” x 11” max. Deadlines: September 11 digital copy of your art. October 1 originals for hanging. October 2 Tiny Art Show.
The Tiny Hey Project is a progressive postcard-writing exchange between neighborhoods. Look for our mailbox at a local business each month, pick up a free postcard, write an anonymous letter on the current theme, then drop it into the box. The following month, the mailbox will move to a new location, and your postcard will be shared.
Submit your artwork by September 11 for the Tiny Art Show on October 2.

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.
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, 2015 to Stacey Cochran, Discover Your Forest volunteer and event coordinator, at the Bend Fort-Rock Ranger District Office at 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701. 541-383-5530 or Non-accepted submissions need to be picked up by September 15.
Benefits: Option to receive a 50 percent consignment of the auction sale price (100 percent donations of sale proceeds are tax deductible); two omplimentary 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; on-stage recognition by DYF staff and auctioneer.

Fall mystery production 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.

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 and 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. 541-548-6325

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 Jean Wells Keenan, All pieces will be reviewed for placement in the gallery.
Jillian at 541-549-6061.

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

The Workhouse is a multifunctional creative space located in the Old Ironworks District of Bend. We are recruiting arts and lifelong learning instructors for our fall quarter of community education classes. We are offering paid positions to people with knowledge and skills in various subject areas that have the ability to teach in our community. We are open to a variety of mediums including, but not limited to drawing and painting, mix media, sewing/fiber arts, literary arts, videography/photography, digital media, DIY home economic projects, jewelry making and professional development skills. If you are interested in applying or if you would like more information, even if your skill set/subject area is not stated above, please email

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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