August First Friday Art Walk – Downtown Bend

Please Join in the fun Friday August 2nd at our Downtown Bend Showroom (821 NW Wall St., Bend OR) from 5-8 PM to enjoy the artwork of Janet Rawlings.

This event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your hosts Silvia Knight and Sheila Balyeat, along with co-sponsor Sabrina Norton from First American Title Company, who will be serving wine and beer samples.

Artist BIO

Janet Rawlings is an Award-winning Fine Artist using Soft Pastels or Charcoal in soft realism.  Janet has received numerous awards, including “Painting of the Year” from Southern Oregon Society of Artists in 2007 and 2011. 

Her art shows exceptional light, color and strong values. “I have an eclectic taste, so you will find any number of subjects in my portfolio; portraits, still- life, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, and more.”  Rawlings is also available to paint commissions as requested.

 
Although disabled from fibromyalgia, Rawlings says, “being able to create art is the best therapy I can imagine”.  Rawlings is a member of the Pastel Society of Oregon, Plein Air Painters of Oregon and the SageBrushers Art Society in Bend. 
  
Rawlings tries to display as much of my art as possible through shows in the area, including coffee shops, libraries and the Senior Center along with many specialized shows.  You can also see her art by requesting an appointment at her “in-home” Studio.   

For more about Janet please go to Rawlings Fine Art website


Camp To Belong Oregon

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty broker Diane Flansburg is on the Board of Directors of Kindred Matters, a 501(c)(3) which works to reunify siblings living in separate foster homes for a week at camp and now various activities throughout the year and through an annual summer camp program called Camp To Belong Oregon. She is thrilled to be a part of this endeavor and aims to help focus more attention on what is being done throughout the entire state.

Camp To Belong is an international camp program founded by Lynn Price in 1994. After discovering that she was in foster care and had a sister at the age of 8, Price founded Camp To Belong to provide separated siblings with opportunities to make memories together that she did not have. With member camps all over the United States and Australia, Camp To Belong camps have served nearly 13,000 separated siblings.

Since bringing Camp To Belong to the Northwest in 2006, nearly 2,000 youth have been served. Now serving primarily Oregon youth, two sessions of Camp To Belong are held each summer. Camp To Belong is a one-week long residential camp experience designed specifically to provide siblings with opportunities to make positive, childhood memories together, despite living separated. Activities at camp include an all camp birthday party, carnival night, sibling scrapbooks, campfires, arts and crafts, swimming, boating, rock climbing, archery, and so much more.

Camp To Belong has proven to be a powerful intervention for siblings living separated. In 2017, 97% of campers reported making positive memories with their siblings at camp and 85% reported that attending camp made their sibling relationship stronger. Beyond that, 92% reported that their time at camp made them more hopeful about their futures.

To learn more about the campers experience and help support Camp To Belong, click here.