Past Gallery Shows

Click through our past gallery artists using the drop down arrow beside the seasons listed. 

Fall 2022

Linda Wolff
Artwork + debut of new book The Magic of Listening 

I love creating and exploring new techniques and media and have been blessed with very talented and inspiring teachers. The process of turning white tissue paper into colorful collage paper is intriguing.

Tissue paper collage is a very intuitive process. It captured my interest 11 years ago when I realized I needed to find a new outlet to replace 6 months of dahlia gardening in Port Townsend, Wa. Moving to Sisters, the deer feasted on my flowers like they were their own private smorgasbord.

I welcome the open-ended creativity involved in beginning a piece and not knowing how the landscape will evolve. It is challenging to play with different shapes and sizes to reflect Natures ’changing colors as the light rises and sets on the canvas. Angles of light impact what will present itself as I glue one piece of paper onto another.

If you enjoy the unknown and an element of surprise in your creative process, it is a wonderful medium to work.  I start with large sheets of white tissue paper painted with a mixture of different colors of watered down acrylic paints. Working on different sizes of 300 lb watercolor paper, I paint a watercolor sky before beginning the canvas.

We, two local professional women, Linda B. Wolff, and Joyce Burk Brown, collaborated in writing a new book for young readers, The Magic in Listening. It is an early reader fiction book for ages 4-8 years and was published by Windemere Press.  The objective of the book is to help young people understand many of the key elements involved in successful listening.  We know from experience both personally as parents and grandparents and professionally how essential really listening is in all relationships. 

This book is available for purchase at Paulina Springs Bookstore, Wildflower Studio, Ear Expressions in Sisters, OR. Dudley’s Bookstore and Cafe in Bend, OR. Herringbone Books in Redmond, OR. And on Amazon.

Summer 2022

Life After 
June Park

@junelparkart 

www.junelparkart.com

June is a multidisciplinary artist. They draw inspiration for their art from the rhythm and energy of the natural world, and the perspective they’ve gained moving through this world as a non-binary femme queer Korean American who grew up in rural Idaho. Their professional experience and education in UX, graphic design, engineering, and teaching all contribute to their approach to art as an ever evolving learning process. Her early education in music, theater, and dance are also sources for inspiration.

They hope their flavor of “just being” encourages others to acknowledge and celebrate the multitude of identities we each hold. None of us wants to be boxed into stereotypes that don’t fit. They currently live in Bend, OR with their husband Chris and rambunctious rescue dog Leche. The trio can be found wandering around the trails, lakes, and rivers in the surrounding area.

Cold Spring
Amelia O’Dougherty

ameliamorton.squarespace.com

@amelia.rascal 

Amelia’s creative focus is to experience and explore the relationship between color and emotion. Her pieces are simply felt moments translated into color and shape. The landscapes of the high desert are her current inspiration, especially the contrast of an electric sunrise over a dry lake bed, and the heaviness of an expansive sky filled with storm.

Amelia started watercolor painting at four years old in a Waldorf preschool in Ashland, Oregon. Since then she has expanded into graphic design, ceramics, fiber arts, and acrylic painting, but watercolors remain her most comfortable home. In 2017 she moved to Sisters and has been in a state of joy and often tears at the colors and contrast ever since. Each of the paintings in “Cold Spring” were inspired by the wild weather of Spring 2022 in Sisters, Oregon, Summer Lake in Paisley, Oregon, and San Francisco, California.

All pieces are watercolor on paper with walnut or maple frames. Frames are handmade by Nathaniel Potter of Bigrock Woodcraft in Terrebonne, OR.

Spring 2022

Sisters High School AP Portfolio Showcase and Scholastic Art Awards

This showcases the bodies of works the AP (Advanced Placement) students have been working on all year in the Sustained Investigation of their choice. Students have to research, plan, experiment, create, and revise throughout the process. In addition we are highlighting the works of students who won Oregon Scholastic Art Awards this year!

AP Artists Featured:

Sidney Sillers

Lexie Miller

Marieke Jeffrey

Anya Shockley

Brynn Beaver

Bailey Knirk

Araiya Grummer

Scholastic Artists Featured:

Brooke Blakelock

Brooklyn Liddell

Anya Shockley

Charlotte Seymour

Angelina Chistensen

Katie Ryan

Erik Ryan

Mary Lapray

Daisy Draper

Layla Hicks

Kaleb Woods

Lilly Sundstrom 

Dominc Martinez

Kiana Mendoza

Hollie Lewis

My Own Two Hands Collective Show

My Own Two Hands (MOTH) is an annual Sisters Folk Festival fundraiser to support music and art programming to the Sisters schools and through other community programming. Local and regional artists generously donate their artwork to be auctioned in support of MOTH.

Springtime

Pat Clark, Springtime

Ramshackle

Dan Rickards, Ramshackle

Moving Within

Jan Hansson, Moving Within

Gary Kutz, Whimsical Guitar

Bringing Arizona to Sisters

Kay & Gordon Baker

www.kbakerstudio.com
gordonbakerartstudio.com

Gordon Baker, Red Rock in Spring

Kay Gordon, Under the Cottonwoods

Winter 2021/2022

Kay & Gordon Baker

Bringing Arizona to Sisters

www.kbakerstudio.com
gordonbakerartstudio.com

Gordon Baker, Red Rock in Spring

Kay Gordon, Under the Cottonwoods

(RE)NEW

(F)LIGHT

 Karen Z. Ellis

Contact: karenzellis@gmail.com

Fall 2021

ERIKA ECKERT

www.erikaeckert.com

erikaaeckert@gmail.com

 

“Can You Hear It?”

A High Fiber Diet Group Show

Click here to view the entire show.

NOTES & BARS

39” W x 48”H
Mary Arnold
Vancouver, WA

WIND SONG

3-D 33” H
Elizabeth Bamberger
Beaverton, OR

Summer 2021

MEL ARCHER

www.melarcher.com   
Facebook: melarcherglass 
Instagram: @melarcherglassart
mel@melarcher.com
503-201-3951               

TERRI DILL-SIMPSON

www.4brushstrokes.com
terridillsimpson@gmail.com
541-527-1257

 

Leotie Richards

Americana Folk Heroes

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Spring 2021

Sisters High School
AP Art and Design Portfolio Showcase

 

My Own Two Hands Collective Show

My Own Two Hands (MOTH) is an annual Sisters Folk Festival fundraiser to support music and art programming to the Sisters schools and through other community programming. Local and regional artists generously donate their artwork to be auctioned in support of MOTH.

Carly Garzon Vargas

Carly is a visual artist based in Sisters, OR. She uses her paper cut as the base for illustration, digital art, as well as largescale public and community based art. She has created art for Central Oregon organizations including Mecca Bend, Central Oregon Women’s March, and Sisters Farmers Market. She is currently part of the Western States Masterclass for Artist and Cultural Workers 2020 cohort, you can also see her work in Tin Pan Alley in Bend, OR.

website: www.carlygarzonvargas.com
instagram: carlygarzonvargas

Winter 2020/2021

Bethany Gunnarson

email: bethany.gunnarson@gmail.com

Fall 2020