PLAYA Resident Curtis Bartone to Present at Bend Art Center December 12

December PLAYA resident and artist/printmaker Curtis Bartone will show and discuss his work at Bend Art Center Tuesday, December 12 at 6pm. Bartone will also participate in open studios and a reception during PLAYAPresents in Summer Lake Saturday, December 9 from 3-6pm.

Curtis Bartone’s work has been included in over 100 group exhibitions and presented in 22 solo exhibitions, most recently at the Wntworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts; Alberta Printmakers in Canada; and the Telfair Art Museum in Savannah, Georgia. Bartone has been awarded numerous awards, grants and residencies. He was recently invited to Emmanuel College’s two-month residency program in Boston. Other awards include two Illinois Arts Council Grants, and a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant. His work is included in several museum, university, and private collections. Bartone received an MFA in Painting from Northwestern University in Chicago and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Fine Art. He currently resides in Savannah, Georgia. More information:

About Our Supporters
PLAYA is grateful to the following organizations for their support: The Ford Family Foundation, Libraries of Eastern Oregon, National Endowment for the Arts, Nielsen Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust and Oregon Humanities.

About Bend Art Center
PLAYA artists present monthly at Bend Art Center, thanks to an ongoing collaboration between the two organizations. PLAYA, in turn, offers residencies to the winners of two of the Bend Art Center’s annual competitive exhibitions, as well as the winner of its member exhibit. For more information on those residency opportunities, visit Bend Art Center is located at 550 SW Industrial Way #180 in Bend, Oregon. For more information about Bend Art Center, call 541.330.8759.

About PLAYA at Summer Lake
On the edge of the Great Basin in Oregon, PLAYA provides space, solitude and a creative community to residents working in the arts and sciences, encouraging dialogue to bring positive change to the environment and the world. PLAYA is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

PLAYA is located at 47531 Highway 31, Summer Lake, Oregon 97640, between mileposts 81 and 82. For more information about PLAYA, call 541 943-3983, email  or visit

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