CALL FOR ARTISTS: Co-Design Mural and Install with Bend’s Latinx Community CONVOCATORIA DE ARTISTAS – Español We are seeking an experienced, collaborative, Spanish-speaking artist to co-design and install Phase Two of #ProjectUnderpass in the North Pedestrian Railroad Tunnel of the Franklin Avenue Underpass in Bend during late summer/early fall, 2020.  Application Due: August 9, 2020…

(Rodney A. Cook) A Message of Compassion & Understanding from our Director of Financial Planning, Rodney Cook Dear fellow Central Oregonians,  As racial tensions have escalated over the tragic murders of Black Americans such as Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and George Floyd, I feel the need to open an honest dialogue. I have struggled for a few weeks, at a loss…

(Quintessence | Photo courtesy of Oregon Arts Commission) A new series of works by Ashland artist Claire Burbridge that explores the balance and cycles of natural ecosystems has been acquired for Western Oregon University’s (WOU) Natural Sciences Building through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program. The commissioned works include two intensely detailed, large-scale…

The new Festival Faire online auction arrives August 6, and it is filled with one-of-a-kind donations from local businesses and individuals dedicated to helping the Sunriver Music Festival ensure the future of music education and world-class concerts in Central Oregon. You can help too, by joining the online auction. Preview all auction items at sunrivermusic.org….

(Photo by Sue Dougherty) Red Chair Gallery is delighted to announce that wildlife photographer Sue Dougherty has won The 2020 Audubon Photography Award in the Professional Category. She snapped her prize-winning photograph of a Magnificent Frigatebird in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. The giant bird, with a wingspan up to eight feet, is a male shown…

(Bend’s Morri Stewart has published Faltofar, a young adult fantasy novel | Photos courtesy of Morri Stewart) Morri Stewart has published her first book, the Young Adult fantasy novel, Faltofar. After having worked on Faltofar for a number of years, Morri decided to hire an editor to fine-tune her book. Her web search led her…