(Artwork above by Joanie Callen) Joanie Callen takes you on a magical mystery tour through an explosion of color and light. As whimsical creatures come to life, experience an expansion of the fantasy in your mind. Contemplate the colors and reflections from stained glass windows in cathedrals in Europe. See vibrant colorful creatures happily dancing…

(Artwork above by Mary Medrano) The Oxford Hotel presents Mary Medrano’s colorful acrylic paintings Feathers and Tails, continuing through December. Medrano will attend the champagne opening on First Friday, November 7, from 5:30-7pm. A BFA graduate of Western Michigan University, with certification in graphic design and visual communications from UC Santa Cruz, Medrano notes that…

(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…