OSU-Cascades Lecture Explores Where Artist Finds Inspiration

Where do ideas come from in art? How does an idea change once an artist starts to develop the project with his or her chosen materials? On Wednesday, April 3, during Oregon State University – Cascades’ next It’s in the Bag lecture, Sandy Brooke will discuss the creation of her series Fate and Luck, a collection of paintings, collages and encaustics.  

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Brooke, an associate professor who teaches in the fine art and art programs received her master of fine arts in painting from the University of Oregon in 1993. She has exhibited widely, including in the Tacoma Art Museum 2001 Northwest Biennial: Pleasure Craft, and in the National Drawing Juried Exhibition at the University of Utah. She is author of three books, Drawing as Expression, Techniques and Concepts, Hooked on Drawing: Illustrated Lessons and Exercises for Grades 4 and Up, and Hooked on Painting: Illustrated Lessons and Exercises for Grades 4 and Up.

She was the project producer for A World of Art – Works in Progress, a 10-part television series developed for The Annenberg/CPB Project from 1995 to 1997, and was the director and producer for the segment on painter Milton Resnick. She is widely known for her work with K-12 teachers.

It’s in the Bag lectures are free and no reservations are needed. Attendees are welcome to bring a bagged lunch and beverage. Lectures take place in Cascades Hall, room 117-118. Audience members are asked to pick-up a free parking pass from the main office before parking.  For more information visit or contact 541-322-3100 or  

What:                   OSU-Cascades It’s in the Bag Lecture: Fate and Luck: Where artist’s find inspiration  
Who:                     Professor Sandy Brooke,  OSU-Cascades Art Program  
When:                   Noon – 1pm, Wednesday, April 3  
Where:                  Cascades Hall, Room 118, College Way, Bend  

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