(Photo | Courtesy of The Environmental Center) Introducing a new experience featuring two weekends of spectacular films from the comfort of home!  Check out Mountainfilm’s inspiring program from wherever you are, at a time that works best for you! This year, we’re offering two great programs for you to enjoy. Each program will be available…

Oregon Humanities, in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation, is now accepting applications for the second round of the Fields Artist Fellowship program, offering two years of financial support to Oregon-based artists who are in a pivotal moment or inflection point in their careers. Four artists will be awarded two-year fellowships to advance their artistic practice…

(Photo | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) Author! Author! Kicks Off on January 15 Through eight remarkable seasons, the Deschutes Public Library Foundation’s Author! Author! literary series introduced dozens of bestselling authors to Central Oregon for thought-provoking presentations and memorable discussions. The Foundation builds on this successful history in its ninth season with a new…

(Photo by fotografierende from Pexels) The High Desert Museum is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Waterston Desert Writing Prize. The Prize honors literary nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place and desert literacy with the desert as both subject and setting. Emerging, mid-career and established nonfiction writers are invited to apply. To learn…

(Against the Wind, Acrylic, 35”x50” by J.M. Brodrick) A common refrain rings throughout the art world in the form of advice given to artists by teachers and non-teachers alike: “Create for yourself,” or “Be true to yourself and your vision.” As esteemed painter and teacher Robert Henri instructed his pupils at the Art Students League…

(L-R) Work in Progress by Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer, Quiet Light by Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer, Grass and Stream by Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer) Artists and identical twins Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer have shared a business and a studio space for more than two decades. As collaborative artists, Lisa and Lori both work on a…