(photo | Courtesy of Scalehouse Collaborative for the Arts)
Rotating Artists from Danger Punch + FO(u)RT Collectives
Excuse Me: a Structural Device for Visual Communication is a collaborative exhibition from Danger Punch and FO(u)RT art collectives. Each week will showcase the work of an individual artist in response to a single poem by Dr. Jenna Goldsmith. This series of rapid exhibitions will highlight the similarities and differences of written word and visual art, informing each other while also pushing against each other.
About Kiel Fletcher:
Kiel Fletcher, is an Oregon based, new media and video artist. His work has been shown at the Tate Britain, Disjecta Contemporary Arts and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. His work has most recently been shown at Czong Institute of Contemporary Art in the summer of 2021. He is a founding member of the interdisciplinary artist collective, Danger Punch.
Fletcher received an MFA in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and a BFA in Sculpture and Digital Media from the University of Colorado. He was awarded a Technology, Arts and Media certificate from the University of Colorado.
About Danger Punch:
Danger Punch is an interdisciplinary collective from Portland, Oregon. Simple ideas are taken and collectively developed, both in the conceptual and technical aspect, through a devoted practice rooted in the process of making. Projects are thematically temporal, and aim to create a byproduct of fearless art making.
About FO(u)RT Collective:
FO(u)RT Collective is a multi-disciplinary collective comprised of four artists whose combined conceptual interests drive their creative practices and research inquiries. Based in Portland, Oregon — Sarah Abbott, Lauren Seiffert, Jessie Spiess & Rachel Wolf — the members of FO(u)RT, individually and collectively engage a variety of artistic practices, including but not limited to: photography, sculpture, installation, printmaking, collage, writing and video. Their breadth of experience through practice and personal histories provides FO(u)RT with a broad spectrum of visions and voices, which culminates in collective works, exhibitions and public and private events.
The Scalehouse Gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday from 1-6pm. We are adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols and masks are required in the gallery.
The Artist Resilience Program is Open for Grant Applications
The Artist Resilience Program provides relief funding to Oregon artists who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic due to loss of income, loss of opportunity or other unanticipated impacts to their artistic practice. Funding is intended to help sustain the artistic practice of professional artists and is administered by the Oregon Arts Commission. The grant deadline is February 10, 2022.
Patricia Clark Studio: Residency Applications Now Open!
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend, founding Board member, and driving force behind Scalehouse. She was more than a master printmaker, professor and arts advocate – she pushed us to learn, to grow and most of all, to believe in ourselves. And, she will be deeply missed.
We were fortunate to present this initiative to Pat before her passing, The Patricia Clark Studio. The Studio will honor Pat’s legacy and her original vision of Scalehouse by providing free studio space to working artists, a space for arts education programming and a place to remember Pat. She gifted Scalehouse her collection of sketchbooks and selected arts which will be housed at the Studio.
The Patricia Clark Studio will be located next door to the Scalehouse Gallery in the Franklin Crossing Building, in the Tin Pan Alley. Scalehouse Gallery is the home to the contemporary art space presenting bold, new work by artists representing a broad range of identities and perspectives which might not otherwise be seen in Bend. The Patricia Clark Studio and Scalehouse Gallery will connect audiences to boundary-pushing ideas, the creative practice, experiences and expressions through direct access to artists. Donations are still being accepted while we review artist applications.
The first round of Patricia Clark Studio Residency Applications are open! The residency will begin on May 1, 2022 and applications must be received by February 11. Learn more and apply today!