((L-R) Lori Lubbesmeyer and Lisa Lubbesmeyer at work | Photos courtesy of Lubbesmeyer Studio and Gallery) The fiber arts, also known as textile arts, enjoy a long, rich history that continues to both assert and redefine itself in contemporary times. Originally utilitarian in scope, fiber arts first included various goods such as clothing and blankets…

(Emily Ross | Photos courtesy of Cascade School of Music) Beginning this fall, the Cascade School of Music (CSM) will enrich its already robust curriculum of youth classes, adult classes and private lessons by introducing a music therapy program under the guidance of Emily Ross, MA, MT-BC (Master of Arts, Music Therapy – Board Certified)….

(Rocks and Rhythm, oil, 16×20) Award-winning oil painter and pastel artist Barbara Jaenicke was born and raised in New Jersey and lived in Atlanta, Georgia for many years until she could no longer ignore the calling for her preferred subject matter, snow and mountains, which prompted her family’s move to Bend in 2015. Since that…

(Owl Armor – 5’ Tall 3’ wing span – Forged Steel by Kellen Bateham) Bend native Kellen Bateham is a contemporary blacksmith and self-proclaimed ‘nonprofit junkie’ currently serving as president of the Northwest Blacksmith Association (blacksmith.org). An incredibly active member of the blacksmith community, Bateham is a three time, first place winner of the Oregon…

((L) Michael Scheuerman, the Oscars, Great Hall (R) Skye Fitzgerald, the Oscars, Great Hall | Photos courtesy of HUNGER WARD) The most powerful art is born of necessity, as is often said. It cannot help but move us or shake our foundations. Sometimes this art can be a joyful experience — one of elation, celebration…

(R:W Crater Bowl. Reduction Fired Stoneware, 20x17x9”) While patrolling the local artist cooperatives for makers to feature in this series, the ceramic pottery of Annie Dyer jumped out as a perfect fit as it clearly embodies elements of both art and craft. The “About” section of Dyer’s website speaks to these complementary elements through the…

((Left) Headwinds. Mixed media drawing, 20”x16” and (Right) Desert Window. Collagraph, 30”x22” Mixed media drawing, 30”x22”) When considering the prints, drawings and mixed media works of Pat Clark, words like thoughtful, intuitive, researched, tonal and nuanced may come to mind. Indeed, the art of this master printmaker has an air of the intellectual or academic,…

(Triple Octopus. Ascent, 19″ wide x 12” wide x 13” tall by Jeff & Heather Thompson) Jeff and Heather Thompson are the dynamic duo of the Central Oregon glassblowing world whose works appear in fine art galleries throughout the United States. Jeff has been exploring the medium since 1997, and just one year into their…

(Heideken’s Display at Red Chair Gallery | Photo by Kenneth Marunowski ) The economic, social and cultural history of Oregon is intimately connected to its landscape and specifically to one of its primary resources: wood. In the early 1900’s, lumber mills were key to establishing what is now the city of Bend. Logging persists throughout…

(Travel Memories, mixed media drawing, 10”x20” by Pat Clark) This month of May, Sage Custom Framing and Gallery presents Whatever Floats Your Boat, a series of mixed-media images by master printmaker Pat Clark. As the exhibition title suggests, boats, in a variety of guises both obvious and subtle, serve as the common denominator in the…