Red Chair’s Emerging Artist Show Just Keeps Getting Better

(Artwork above: Pomegranite painting by Vivian Nye & Digital Landscape by Kadin Lucas)

For the 7th consecutive year, Red Chair Gallery features their “Emerging Artists” show with works from Bend, Mountain View and Summit High Schools.

Students from the three schools were invited to submit works for jurying and were also encouraged to submit an essay for participation in the Intern Program which was implemented in 2015. For 2018 3 students were chosen as Interns and will participate in jurying works to be included in the show as well as working the First Friday reception in April, set up and tear down of the show, working shifts and participating in workshops offered exclusively to the Interns.  The workshops will be put on by the Red Chair Gallery Artists.

For every piece of art that is juried into the Gallery for the month of April, the Student is required to sign a 30 day Membership commitment which places them under the same sale guidelines that the regular Members of the Gallery hold to.  “We wanted to make our show unique and more of a real world experience by having students become Members for 30 days.  With this concept in mind,  each piece must be for sale and the Gallery will get a percentage of all sales” said Dee McBrien-Lee,  Gallery Director.  Without the assistance of Jesse Lockwood of Bend, Carrie Erickson of Mountain View and Meaghan Houska of Summit High the show would not be possible.

The show kicks off on April 7th with a private Artist Reception from 4:30-5 PM, where the students can invite friends and family in for a preview.  First Friday will begin as usual at 5PM and run until 8:30 for the general public. Voting for “People’s Choice Award” will occur during the First Friday reception and the First and Second Place winners are eligible for gift certificates generously donated by Blick Art Supplies, a supporter since the contest began. The artworks will be on display and for sale throughout the month of April.  103 NW Oregon Ave, Bend, OR  541-306-3176


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