(Photo above courtesy of the Holiday Art Fair)
Supporting the Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO), Dr. Sue Dougherty, a local vet and owner of Bend Veterinary Specialties, put together a group of local artists and craftspeople to do a holiday art sale with all of the artists donating part of their sales to HSCO at the Bend Outlet Mall on December 10 and 11.
“As a veterinary internal medicine specialist I see and care for a wide cross section of the dogs and cats in Bend,” shares Dr. Dougherty. “The Humane Society of Central Oregon is a gem of an organization and the people of Bend love and support it. As veterinarians at Bend Veterinary Specialists we do work with the HSCO regularly and support their mission to do the best for the animals in their charge. I have been a spokesperson for Measure 100 Save Endangered Animals Oregon on the ballot in November.
“Holiday Tails was put together to support HSCO and to showcase the many amazing local artists with a deep love for animals and nature in our community.”
An impression list of local artists are donating to the Fair:
Sue Dougherty – Offleash photography
Primarily Wildlife and Nature photography, for this show she is accenting winter scenes from Snowy Owls to Polar Bears. Of course many other local and far away images as well from bluebirds to elephants. Cards artistically tied with raffia or leather and beads or charms are inspirational photocard sets, great for gifts and for special notes.
Christine Crosby – Sunlight Inspirations
Fine art photographer specializing in wildlife and nature photography, as well as custom pet portraits. “I love all things in the natural world and hope to inspire others through my imagery both to protect the beautiful world we live in and to help create lasting and important memories to be cherished.”
Paul Bianchina – Woodworking
“I have always loved the look and feel of natural wood, and have worked with it most of my life in many different ways. Currently, all of my work is done either on the lathe or as free-sculpted pieces, including everything from miniature birdhouses to one-of-a-kind cribbage boards and candle holders.”
Cheryl Chapman – Silly Dog art glass
Whimsical hand painted fused glass bowls, platters, tiles, ornaments and magnets.
Unique wood-cut ornaments, stained glass home decorations and pop-up greeting cards. Everything designed and handmade by Wendy.
Homemade jams and pickles. Fabric wrapped cord sewn into various shaped baskets and hot pads.
Stephanie Morris – Desert Sage Goat Soaps
“Our soaps are handmade with goat milk from our small hobby farm in Bend. We raise Nubians and Saanens that milk enough to feed their ‘kids,’ our family, and the majority of our milk goes to help raise other baby animals in Central Oregon that are without their mother for one reason or another. Our soap is made with saponified organic Olive Oil, coconut oil, avocado oils and essential or fragrance oils.”
“I work in many different media from textiles to mixed media art, often with an animal theme. I plan to bring small art quilts, acrylic and mixed media paintings, Christmas ornaments and greeting cards printed from my art.”
Sarah Hansen ~ Developed a technique of painting watercolors on re-purposed, recycled Plexiglas that involves creating texture by applying gesso and collaged items in addition to calligraphic marks, words or patterns onto the sheeting. As a result, the surface becomes an intriguingly unique base for her brightly loose, textural watercolors.
Kristina Cyr – Cyr Photographics
Anna McDonald~ Bee Golden Jewelry tells unique story’s between precious metals, gemstones, & the simplicity of this beautiful life.
Kristin Wolter – Fleece Dog Toys ~ Kristin makes a wide arrangement of colorful, braided or knotted fleece dog toys. Ranging from rough and tough, to soft and floppy, these tug toys are an easy stocking stuffer for your dog!
Holiday Art Fair
Bend Outlet Mall
December 10 and 11