(Photo above courtesy of BendFilm) 16 Films Received Awards Including Nancy Schwartzman’s Feature Documentary  Roll Red Roll Which Won $5,000 for Best In Show BendFilm announced today 16 films and filmmakers awarded jury prizes at the 2018 BendFilm Festival. BendFilm created two new film categories this year to recognize impactful environmental or outdoor adventure focused stories…

(Photo above from Leave No Trace by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini) Granik and Rosellini Awarded Inaugural (indie) Women of the Year Award & 4 Film Retrospective During the 15th annual BendFilm Festival, BendFilm will screen Leave No Trace and Winter’s Bone back-to-back on opening night with an on-stage discussion and award presentation. They announced…

(Artwork above: Old Mill District Sunflowers by Joanne Donaca) The Oxford Hotel presents Joanne Donaca’s oil paintings of Oregon landscapes through October 26. A native Oregonian and noted Central Oregon artist, Joanne Donaca recalls the influence of women in her family on her fascination with art. Her paternal grandmother, an expert in embroidery and crochet, began…

(Artwork above: Grand Opening by Barbara Slater) Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, presents Barbara Slater’s paintings in oil and acrylic entitled Floral, Feathers and Fur from October 2-28. The artist will attend the First Friday, October 5, 5-8pm public opening. Barbara Slater, a painter for over forty years, reveals in her love of and respect…