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MUSE Art Exhibition Returns for a 4th Year

Twenty-four female artists from the Pacific Northwest answer,
“Who is Your Muse” in Juried Art Exhibition at Liberty Theatre First Friday, Bend

World Muse invited 24 artists from across the Pacific Northwest artists to explore who inspires them—a poet, musician, artist, actress, activist, athlete, entrepreneur, community leader, family member, friend—through an art exhibition titled Who is Your Muse? The juried exhibition, in honor of Women’s History Month and in partnership with World Muse and the Muse Conference, will open Friday, March 4 at the Liberty Theatre in downtown Bend.

The exhibition was juried by Bill Hoppe (associate professor of art, Central Oregon Community College), Cristy Lanfri (past board co-chair Caldera Arts), Pat Clark (director Atelier 6000) and Jenny Green (director Jenny Green Gallery).

The selected artists are: Barbara Bryn Klare, Amy Castaño, Jennifer Charoni, Sheila Dunn, Andrea Eaton, Maria Fernanda Bay, Marti Fraley, Mahsan Ghazianzad, Kake Huck, Samantha Liddick, Cassie Lyon, MaryLea Harris, Lloyd McMullen, Kaitlin McSweeney, Betsy Moore, Stephanie Olsen, Karen Ruane, Jennine Scarboro, Kellie Shepherd Moeller, Lisa Marie Sipe, Carol Sternkopf and Elisabeth Winnen.

“World Muse is a social change organization and art is one of the most powerful tools for social change,” says World Muse Founder Amanda Stuermer. “All social change is preceded by a change in the stories we tell; art helps us tell new stories.”
Join World Muse at the opening reception during the March Artwalk, Friday, March 4, from 5:30-7:30pm. Many of the exhibition artists will be available to answer questions about their work.

Who is Your Muse? will be up from March 4-25. The Liberty Theatre will be open Monday-Thursday from 10am-3pm and is located at 849 NW Wall Street in Bend. For more details, visit

The annual Muse Women’s Conference brings together local women and teens with internationally recognized artists, authors, athletes, entrepreneurs, activists and social change leaders to celebrate International Women’s Day and kick-off Women’s History Month. Our fourth event is scheduled for March 4 thru 6 in Bend.This three-day event will include a salon series, art show, community yoga class, 5K run, workshops, and our main conference day program.

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