Left: Cliff Fragua stands before his work, Po’Pay, 
on the day that it is permanently dedicated in the U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C
Right: Ancestors Song

Ask a discerning collector of Native American sculpture about a favorite piece and the name Cliff Fragua quickly gets mentioned. Offer his name to any well-known Native American artist in the Southwest, and instantly, a smile is followed by a story about this highly-respected Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico man and sculptor. One hundred monumental statues…

Sacajawea and her son 
Jean-Baptiste & Walk Softly by Helen Brown

The April art show at the Sunriver Area Library features Sunriver resident and artist Helen Brown. She will show a selection of her Lewis & Clark watercolor series. For over a year, Helen has been focusing on the 1803-06 expedition; what they might have seen along their way from Missouri to Oregon and back. “I…

Aspen Shadows & Canyon View by Lisa Wiser

Seasonal Color-Inspirational Paths at the Black Butte Ranch Lodge Gallery Regional Landscape Artist Lisa Wiser announces a solo exhibit of recent work at the Black Butte Ranch Lodge Gallery during April and May. The opening reception will be April 20 from 5-7pm. The public is invited to visit and meet the artist. Seasonal Color-Inspirational Paths is…

ahd public preview

(Photo courtesy of Art in the High Desert) AHD’s National Ranking Climbs Art in the High Desert (AHD) has done it again. Thanks to the growing public support this annual juried arts show/sale has received its highest ranking yet from the Art Fair Sourcebook—10th in the nation (out of over 600 shows) based on exhibitor…

BendFolliesogo

It’s time to put the “fun” back in fundraising! Saturday, April 29 at 7:30pm the Tower Theatre Foundation presents its major fundraiser- Bend Follies. It’s a night of comedy starring local civic, business, education and media personalities performing sketches and singing parodies — plus, live and silent auctions all benefitting the programs and mission of…

Lubbesmeyer Twins, Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer

Local fiber and paint artists (and twins) Lori and Lisa Lubbesmeyer turned 48 in March and celebrated their professional collaboration of 18 years. In a delightful email they said, “We’re used to sharing milestones, so much so that they don’t hold a lot of significance to us. ‘Hey, it’s my birthday! Big deal, it’s mine…

Sisters on the road

The Roundhouse Foundation, in an effort to further its support for the arts and artists in Sisters and Central Oregon, invited a group of artists to experience artist in residency programming at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and Sitka…