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Waterston Desert Writing Prize Ceremony Ahead

Ceremony will be hosted on Zoom and include readings from winners —as well as an important announcement
For all lovers of literary environmental activism, the sixth annual awards ceremony for the Waterston Desert Writing prize will be held virtually through Zoom on Sept. 17. The prize, founded by local author Ellen Waterston, encourages writers across the country to narrate the desert through creative nonfiction.

Redmond Seeks Youth Art for Pump Track

Young people invited to compete in mural contest for Homestead bike park
Attention young aspiring artists! This month, the Redmond Committee for Art in Public Places is hosting its annual student art contest, for a chance to create a mural at the Homestead Bike Park Pump Track.

Get Your Art on the Wall ▶ [with video] (con versión en español)

Convocatoria de Artistas: A call for a Spanish-speaking artist for the Franklin Underpass mural
Call for artists: Spanish-speaking artist wanted for Franklin Underpass mural; artists wanted for Black Lives Matter museum exhibit.

Kaycee Anseth Legacy Foundation Launches

New nonprofit honors local artist, supporting other local artists
On March 16, the Bend community lost artist and activist Kaycee Anseth. The longtime Bend artist left a beautiful part of herself in the form of her prolific and expansive works, which often involved large collages with themes of nature made from discarded fashion magazines.

Natural Wanderment: Stewardship. Sovereignty. Sacredness

Photographs by Matika Wilbur now on display at High Desert Museum —which reopens this week
The exhibit, "Natural Wanderment: Stewardship. Sovereignty.

Mother's Day Coloring Contest Winners!

The winners in our DIY Mother's Day coloring contest
They're all winners in our minds, but among the artists who submitted their colored versions of Teafly's Mother's Day coloring sheet for our 2020 Mother's Day Coloring Contest, we've chosen some winners. In the Youth category, we're awarding Hannah Miller, age 10, a Central Oregon prize pack that includes a Hydroflask and a gift card to a local kids' store.

2020 Mother's Day Coloring Contest

Color this artwork for mom, and enter to win a prize!
Kids: Need a way to share the love with mom this Mother's Day? Spouses: Need something to replace that school-made artwork that usually comes home this time of year?

A Push for a Performing Arts Center

Central Oregon Center for The Arts gets serious
Performers in Bend know the drill: Find a space that might work, then hope and pray it stays open, has good sound and can be easily accessible for your audience. The ongoing population growth in Bend has also meant a growth in performers and audiences.

IndieWomxn Film Festival + Trashformations

Two worthy events, centered around the arts
IndieWomxn Film Festival debuts In honor of Women's History Month, BendFilm and Scalehouse have partnered up to bring a festival of films made by women and about women.

New Adventures for Julie Winter

Newly renamed print shop in La Pine will host Third Thursday art walk art
Local artist and printmaker Julie Winter is constantly alive with new work that's refreshing and exciting. Recently, she finished up her second group exhibition of "Winter X Winter," a group show she curates annually around a theme.


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