Longtime area artists Randy and Susanne Redfield’s Studio Redfield has taken roost in a brand new location in downtown Sisters. Found in the heart of Hood Avenue’s artist’s row, they’re featuring hand-painted tiles ceramics, art cards, jewelry, abstract paintings and impressionistic landscapes. by Jeff Spry
“We just opened mid-November and we’re really happy with the location,” said Randy. “Our old spot on Main Street just didn’t have good exposure, there was hardly any foot traffic and the space was simply too small. This spot came up and had been empty for some time. My main studio is here in Sisters now and it became much more of a consolidation to open a larger gallery here. That’s what Susanne and I had in mind.”
Susanne opened her first gallery in Sisters in 1982 and a lot has changed for her since then, from running a tile factory in Redmond and shipping to clients all over the world, now returning to her roots in the local art community.
“We have always been attracted to the useful and beautiful objects made locally that enrich the way people eat, live and connect with one another,” said Susanne.
The aim of Redfield’s gallery is to not only present their own works, but to also nurture and feature exclusive local artists like Laura Campbell, who works in glazed pottery and ceramic sculptures, Kathy Deggendorfer’s whimsical folk art, hand-crafted chef’s knives by Kyle Kotaich, the paintings of Lynn Miller and Maren Burck’s distinctive pen and ink illustrations.
“Susanne and I really wanted this space to become more inclusive of these emerging younger artists like Maren and Laura whose work we’ve enjoyed and admired as they were growing up. This allows us to pass on a lot of our accumulated knowledge and experience of the art business to them. We’re used to working out of a showroom and we want this gallery to be an interactive, collective studio.”
Redfield and his wife hope their new retail art studio can become a vibrant little island in the Hood Avenue art stream.
“We’re looking forward to a great holiday season and want to extend a warm welcome to all friends and visitors. We have a great array of unique gift items like hand-painted mugs, bright decorative ceramics, wire baskets, tiled end tables, clay tribal masks by Lillian Pitt and chic organic jewelry by Kristin Cahill.”
183 East Hood Avenue, Sisters