Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture (PMRCAA) in Sisters is seeking proposals for a signature garden space that is inspired by a quilt design. Proposals are sought from local Central Oregon quilt makers, artists and/or designers experienced with quilt patterns.
Proposals for the 2021 growing season are due January 30 and selection will be made by February 15. The garden, located at Pine Meadow Ranch, will be a 20’ x 20’ bed with ‘quilt-blocks’ no smaller than 12”, to be designed out of plants and flowers. Planting for this growing season will begin in early March. Proposals that include time towards implementation of the garden are encouraged. Implementation will be led by the PMRCAA’s Garden Manager.
While the Garden Bed Quilt program will be a permanent asset at PMRCAA, the plantings within the bed will be changed annually for new artists. Every year signage with the title and designers name will be placed near the bed — along with other celebratory and programming activities planned. Garden Bed Quilt press will highlight the chosen designer every year. A stipend of $250 will also be awarded to the finalist.
Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts
Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture is located on the historic Pine Meadow Ranch, a 260-acre working ranch in Sisters, at the base of the Cascade Mountains. The vision of PMRCAA is to connect sustainable agriculture, conservation arts and sciences with traditional and contemporary crafts and skills integral to ranching life including: metal, glass, wood and leather work, ceramics, fibers and textiles, writing, painting and drawing, photography and music.
Our work is grounded in a strong sense of place and community, and the diversity and multiple perspectives of the people that call our region home are deeply valued. PMRCAA is located on the traditional territory of the Wasco, Warm Springs and Paiute peoples. As we work to support the long-term resilience of this eco-system, and its people, we recognize the many ways indigenous peoples continue to shape, create and care for these lands.
Today, Pine Meadow Ranch operates as a program of the Sisters-based Roundhouse Foundation and it continues to operate as a working ranch. This program is developing and expanding its work in the arts, agricultural and ecological projects working with the unique assets on the property. Click here for a current photo gallery of PMR.
The Roundhouse Foundation is a private, family foundation, based in Sisters since 2002. The Foundation believes that solutions to the unique challenges of Oregon’s rural communities can be found through creative thinking and problem-solving, innovation and collaboration. We partner with community organizations to develop, implement and sustain creative, place-based approaches and programs that strengthen and celebrate rural Oregon.
In addition to providing grant services to rural communities and tribal regions throughout the state of Oregon, the Roundhouse Foundation operates Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture in Sisters.