Our 6th Annual Best Fine Art Sale Ever will be March 11, from 9-3 pm. This year the sale will be held in the Ruffwear warehouse in NW Bend located at 2843 NW Lolo Dr. just across from the Summit HS track. There is lots of parking and you will once again find amazing deals on fantastic art as our artists clean out their studios. Tell all of your friends and come early for the best selection.
This studio sale with 20 of your favorite artists is a must for art lovers! Our original date of February 25 was changed due to losing our location. We are sorry if this causes an inconvenience.
Tumalo Art Co. artists are creating an installation outside the gallery with the community answering the question “What brings you joy?” for the Bend Joy Project during February. Orange tags and waterproof pens are provided for people to answer that question, by drawing or writing. Hanging the tags will create an interactive art show and share the joy! This dovetails with the February Group Still Life show, The Joy of Everyday Things.
Shelli Walters has been chosen as the signature artist for the 2016 Deschutes Children’s Foundation Art & Wine Auction. “DCF is a vital part of our community that provides support to a multitude of non-profits centered around children and families. It is meaningful to me to contribute to an organization that helps struggling children and families find a better quality of life. I have a history working with DCF in the earlier part of their 25 years via DVA on their logo/identity package, event posters, brochures, etc so it is exciting for me to work with them again but now with my fine art.”
Multi-skilled artist, David Kinker has been selected to be on a three person snow sculpting team for the Portland Sapporo Sisters City Association. The team will be traveling to the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan, February 4-11, where as many as 14 teams from around the world make over 300 snow sculptures.This years theme for the Portland team will be “Roses from Portland”, carved from a 12-foot block of snow. In addition to sculpting, the team members will be giving art lessons to local school children and others both in Japan and Portland.
Uncommon Valor, a watercolor batik on rice paper, by Helen Brown, was accepted by nationally known juror John Salminen for the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Annual Show. Helen will travel to Tucson to take part in the exhibit and attend the Salminen workshop for 5 days.
Janice Druian‘s painting, Desert Light, was accepted in the Mountain Oyster Club’s 45th Annual Contemporary Western Art Show and Sale in Tuscon AZ, November 23, 2014.
Paul Alan Bennett has designed a backdrop for the stage at the new Fir Street Park performing area in Sisters, OR. The black powder-coated aluminum Song Bird Tree will be 5.5′ tall by 6.5′ wide.The Song Bird Tree celebrates Sisters as a Tree City and was also used in the 2014 Sisters Folk Festival in one of their outdoor venues.
David Kinker has finished the 60′ mural he has been working on all summer in Maupin, OR, (detail above), and has been commissioned to create a mural in a private residence at Brasada Ranch.
Helen Brown was delighted to be able to present a check to The Nature Conservancy of Oregon for over $500 after her September show. “Thank you to everyone who made this possible by purchasing from my Struggling Species series at the Tumalo Art Co.”
Kathy Deggendorfer‘s exhibit at the High Desert Museum—Painting Oregon’s Harvest, opened August 28 to a large crowd. HDM added instructive displays about Oregon’s artisan agriculture. For the last several years Kathy has been traveling Oregon capturing scenes in her sketchbook, then creating full-size paintings in her studio.
A Harvest Dinner, October 4, will showcase regional ingredients from many of the farms and ranches featured in the exhibition. Prepared by Chef TR McCrystal of Jen’s Garden, the meal will be paired with Oregon wine. The exhibit runs through November 30.
Helen Brown‘s painting Villa Garden was just selected Best of Show at the current Roberts Field show Through the Garden Gate. Helen painted the piece from a photo she took while in Italy earlier this year. The exhibit will be up at the Redmond Airport until October 5.
Gill Dellinger has been Invited to participate in the Greenbrier Resort Fine Art Week paint-out in West Virginia October 20-26 with 15 artists from around the country.
Janice Druian‘s painting is featured on the poster for the 2014 Crush II, a fine art celebration of the Columbia Gorge wine growing region October 3-November 2 at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, OR
Gill Dellinger painted recently in the rain forest on the Olympic penninsula and Glacier National Park. He won Best of Show at the Sisters Country Fair and will be the juror for the Umpqua Valley Arts Association 2014 Umpqua Plein Air event September 10-13.
Janice Druian and Danae Bennett Miller have been invited to the Favell Museum Invitational Art Show & Sale showcasing contemporary, representational art from more than 30 acclaimed West Coast artists. A variety of subject matter and styles will be featured, in oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, bronze sculpture, wood sculpture and more. The month long show will begin with a two day reception September 27-28. Both Saturday and Sunday morning watch plein air painting, sculpting, and more, in the museum garden. The art produced will be part of a weekend-long silent auction.
Janice Druian, Gil Dellinger and Marty Stewart were juried into Art of the West, a show of contemporary western art in conjunction with the High Desert Rendezvous fundraiser August 23.
Tumalo Art Co. has been recognized for ART in
Central Oregon Magazines annual Reader’s Choice section. Thank You!
Together with his wife Carolyn Platt, Paul Alan Bennett has finished painting two murals outside of the Strictly Organic coffee shop in the Old Mill District. After some thought about the people and pets that frequent the area, Paul decided that a mural showing different breeds of dogs would be a great theme for one wall. The other wall, shown above, features the river running through the area.
Paul’s mural designs in the underpasses on the river path are enjoyed immensely. Stop by and watch the progress!
Marty Stewart was awarded 2nd Place and a prize of $200 in the 2nd Annual Smith Rock Paint Out, June 21. The event is sponsored by the High Desert Art League and Smith Rock Park Service. Marty’s pastel painting, Smith Rock in Sage Dressing, along with 24 other paintings from the event, are being displayed in a show at the Redmond Airport, through August 17. Janice Druian‘s painting is also in the show.
Susan Luckey Higdon‘s artwork Terrebonne Stroll is the signature art for the Deschutes River Conservancy‘s annual Riverfeast event August 2, celebrating the role the Deschutes River plays in the bounty that is harvested in this region.
Shelli Walters is the featured artist for the June issue of Cascade A&E. Her Flamenco Dancer No5 (shown above) is on the cover and an article about Shelli and her artistic process is found inside. The Cascade A&E is available throughout Bend and at the gallery.
Kathy Deggendorfer has installed her tile mural in the new St. Charles Cancer Center in Bend, Oregon. The 72 piece mural features 12″ tiles, spans 24 ‘and is a panoramic of the Cascade mountains. There will be a grand opening in August.
Watercolorist Annie Ferder is turning her finely detailed brushwork to the western genre. Reproductions of her ranch still life are available at Tumalo Art Co. where the original is hanging this month.
Tracy Leagjeld has been invited to show a monotype in “The Art of Wilderness” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. It will be held at Lava Lands information center for one week opening June 27, and is sponsored by Discover Your Forest, a stewardship non-profit for the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, and the Crooked River National Grassland.
Alisa Huntley had 2 pieces accepted into the Portland Art Museum Rental Gallery—Grace and Beauty and Glorious —for their fall 2012 show.
Marty Stewart’s pastel painting, “Mountain Spirit”, has been awarded “Best of Show” in the Redmond Airport’s “Artist’s Choice” show, which opened on October 24th and ran through January 13th. Marty’s painting will also be purchased by the airport as part of their permanent collection
Janice Druian’s painting, “Before the Rains Came,” was awarded Best In Show for her plein air painting at the annual Los Gatos Plein Air Show. Juried artists had three days to plain from locations around the Los Gatos area in California. The challenge this year was to find a time when it wasn’t raining! More than 100 original works of art from 35 nationally recognized, award-winning artists were on display. These artists use oil, watercolor, and pastels to paint in the ‘en plein air’ tradition created by the Impressionists.
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