April First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Bend

Please join us Friday, February 1st at our Downtown Bend Showroom (821 NW Wall St, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Vivian Olsen and Barbara Slater.

This event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your hosts for the evening, Natalie Vandenborn, Laura Blossey and Breanne Brand, along with co-sponsors Academy Mortgage, who will be serving wine and beer samples.

The  Animal paintings of two local artists, Vivian Olsen and Barbara Slater, are featured at Cascade Sotheby’s Realty on Wall St. during the month of April. Both artists will be present to meet with visitors during First Friday Art Walk for their painting exhibit, “Kaleidoscope”.

Vivian Olsen’s interest in portraying animals began as a girl living in the California hills and continued to grow while living in the mountains of Idaho. There she began painting waterfowl, birds of prey and various mammals while she worked as an assistant for a wildlife biologist and she set her goal to become a wildlife artist. Long ago she attained that goal and for years has been painting wildlife portraits with watercolors or pastels that capture the animal’s beauty and lively personality. Vivian says, “Animals have always given me a sense of peace and joy so, I paint what I love – animals.”

Barbara Slater’s oil painting subjects are lively  animals ranging from curious goats to dreamy-eyed cows, and other farm-yard animals  She paints her subjects with bold brush strokes and rich oil pigmentation. She says, “Color, to me, is magic and the color in nature just kills me! – it’s where color comes from!” Slater’s love for art began when she was 10 and took an art school correspondence course. Over the years she has continued to challenge herself as an artist and learn new techniques and skills.

More About these 2 local artists:  www.highdesertartleague.com


Third Thursday Art Walk Lake Oswego | Spring 2019

Please join us Thursday, April 18, 2019 at our Lake Oswego office location (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR 97034) from 4 – 7 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Christopher B. Mooney. Delicious wine and appetizers will be served.

About the Artist

Christopher Mooney is known as a professional artist in Portland, OR for his urban landmarks, primarily bridges, industrial sites and working heroes, and is currently creating commissioned portraits. He creates his large-scale oils from photo references.  Born and raised in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, surrounded by an artistic family of writers, musicians, and architects amidst the vast New York art scene, he received a Bachelor Fine Arts Degree from Parson’s School of Design. He continues to enjoy studies in portraiture and figurative workshops at Pacific Northwest Collage of Art, Portland, OR and the Oil Painters of America.

Inspiration

“I enjoy hiking around the bridges of Portland, Oregon, with my camera,” Christopher explains, “I step off the sidewalks to get a different perspective of the city where the landscape is framed by its bridges. The photos I use are references for me to create original oils. I create large scale images using projections or grids, from photo references, mixing colors similar to old masters’ technique to at least match the likeness.”

 

Learn More

For more information about Christopher B. Mooney, please visit his website: christopherbmooney.com.


First Thursday Art Walk in The Pearl | Spring 2019

Please join us Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at our Pearl office location (1321 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR 97209) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Aneela Fazal. Delicious wine and appetizers will be served.

About the Artist

Aneela Fazal is a self taught contemporary artist whose modern compositions use color, texture and energetic brushstrokes to evoke emotion in the viewer. Her art possesses a vibrant and powerful energy, created with a carefully balanced pairing of strong and loose impressionistic painting styles. Her art has taken her all around the world with shows in Barcelona, Florence, Monte Carlo, France, Oxford and a yearly show in New York. Aneela’s recent body of work is called “Outside the lines”. The color palette for this series consists of colors that are opposites on the color wheel. The idea behind this is to look beyond perfection and to break some rules.

Artistic Inspiration

Aneela’s daughter is the inspiration behind “Outside the lines”. Aneela noticed her daughter’s ability to look at imperfections in a way that allowed the imagination to take over, and captured this in her artwork. Just like her color palette for this series, Aneela and her daughter are complete opposites. For example, Aneela likes to stay very organized and has a systematic way of thinking, while her daughter has taught her to look outside of the box and break some rules. The medium Aneela is using is Fluid Ink. As it comes in contact with the canvas it has a mind of its own and as an artist Aneela loves this unpredictability.

Aneela aims to draw people to her art and hopes her pieces evoke a sense of joy. Growing up as a kid, Aneela was always the one who wanted to spend hours in her room painting. Aneela could always find a reason to paint and create art, and that has been a constant throughout her life as an artist.

Learn More

For more information about Aneela Fazal, please visit her website: https://www.aneelafazal.com.


Cascade Living | Spreading Color and Cheer

When Kathy Deggendorfer was a child, her family owned a beach house in the Taft district of Lincoln City. The time they spent together there and the charms of the ocean were appealing, but to Deggendorfer, the best part of the beach house was what was down the street. “The coolest thing was that there was an art supply store nearby,” she recalled. “I loved visiting that art supply store.”

Deggendorfer’s earliest artistic efforts were to gather rocks and paint them with model paint. Those days at the beach were the beginning of her lifelong, self-taught career as an artist.

Deggendorfer earned a degree in Medieval English with a minor in Italian from the University of Oregon, but soon her interests returned to creating art. “A degree in Medieval English will make you become an artist, apparently,” she laughed. Since the late 1990s, she’s worked primarily as an artist, based in Sisters, Oregon.

Deggendorfer’s original watercolor paintings are easily recognizable due to her tendencies towards vibrant colors, cheerful themes and playful qualities. “There is a lot of angst in the world,” she said. “But my paintbrush won’t go there. There is also joy. Why not record it?”

The natural world, people at play, fishing, camping, dogs, mountains and flowers—these are the themes that turn up again and again in Deggendorfer’s work. “I love patterning,” she said. “As a member of a clothing manufacturing company, it’s all about pattern and color.”

Deggendorfer’s mother is Gert Boyle, the former president and current chairman of the board of Oregon giant Columbia Sportswear. Deggendorfer’s sister and brother are still a part of the family business, which Gert Boyle’s father founded in 1938.

While Deggendorfer doesn’t live in the Portland area and work with the company, as her family members do, the business is still in her blood. She is driven to get her creations out into the marketplace. Much of her work manifests from original paintings into usable products. Her imagery has been transferred to tiles, fabrics, greeting cards and coffee mugs. “I’m from a manufacturing family—I have to go to product,” she said.

Among other things, this approach means that her art is experienced by more people than if she concentrated on only original paintings. Her coffee mugs are held in the hands of hundreds of people each morning; her greeting cards are cheerful finds in mailboxes every day. Larger projects have come her way, too. “My hand-painted tiles have been an entre into public art,” she said. Deggendorfer’s designs grace tile installations in several Portland hospitals including the Casey Eye Institute, First Street Park in Sisters and a large bank in California. “The permanency is greater,” she said of the opportunity to create commissioned work for public display. “Plus, it gives me the opportunity to collaborate with other artists, which is what really rings my bell.”

Fabric is another recent avenue for her work. Maywood Studios, in Portland, began creating lines of fabric from Deggendorfer’s art in 2016. “When you design fabric, an element of a painting can morph,” she explained. Maywood’s designers deconstruct a painting into sub-designs, which are grouped into a collection of fabric ideal for quilt making. One line, called Quilter’s Road Trip, found some fame on a Facebook page called RV Quilters. “It was a win,” said Deggendorfer. “With the help of social media, I became the Kim Kardashian of quilting for a while.”

Art is Deggendorfer’s first love, but philanthropy is never far behind. She has an active presence in the Sisters community and a long history of giving back. She purchased the building that houses her art studio in order to open it up to other artists as an art collective. In 2002, she launched the Roundhouse Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Sisters. The foundation took on a new layer recently, with the purchase of Pine Mountain Ranch, a 100 -year-old working ranch west of Sisters on Whychus Creek.

The ranch is home to several historic buildings, including a 1920s era dairy barn, as well as one of the last three round barns in the state of Oregon. “It’s a retreat space, a place to serve as home to artistic partnerships,” she said. Artists of all types are invited to apply for residencies—six creative artists have been hosted thus far.

As with her aspirations for her art, Deggendorfer is modest, patient and realistic—while also being incredibly determined—about her goals for the ranch and the foundation. “I don’t really know what Pine Mountain Ranch is yet,” she said. “All I can do is make this place where people can create, and talk to each other.”

As the ranch morphs and develops, Deggendorfer will keep getting her cheerful works of art out into the world, too. “Someone told me recently that drinking out of one of my mugs makes them so happy each morning. What better thing could an artist ask for?”

Written by Kim Cooper Findling


First Friday Art Walk in Bend Oregon

Please join us Friday, January 4th at our Downtown Bend Showroom (821 NW Wall St, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Jennifer Cohoon. This event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your host for the evening Rhonda Garrison, Blake Garrison as well as co-sponsors Nicole Zukas and Brent Lucas from Academy Mortgage who will be serving wine and beer samples.

Rhonda Garrison

It’s all about service at Academy Mortgage, and our company has been meeting the needs of homebuyers across the United States since 1988. We understand how important a home investment is to you and the impact it will have on your life. Therefore, our team of experienced mortgage professionals will make every effort to find the best loan program and pricing for your situation.

Jennifer Cohoon - Teton Dreams

Jennifer Cohoon Bio

Jennifer Cohoon
Given the opportunity to create, JUMP in! You will always be surprised by the results and the sense of accomplishment it brings.

Jennifer Cohoon - Painting 1
Jennifer has been sharing the magic of painting for more than 20 years. Getting her start under the influence of two exceptional Michigan artists she has developed her own unique style.

Jennifer Cohoon - Painting 3
Her pieces are largely inspired by nature and the colors and textures she experiences in her outdoor adventures. She often uses alternative methods such as finger painting to achieve desired textures. She wishes to offer new perspective on the wilderness that surrounds us.

Jennifer Cohoon - Painting 4
You can find more information about Jennifer at facebook.com/ARTifican. For inquiries please contact artifican@gmail.com.

Jennifer Cohoon - Painting 5


Third Thursday Art Walk Lake Oswego

Please join us Thursday, November 15th at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102) from 4-7pm, to enjoy the Art of MaryAnn Puls. Host for the evening will be Broker Juli Martin, co-sponsor will be Academy Mortgage. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

 

 

About MaryAnn Puls

Visual artist, MaryAnn Puls uses an intuitive approach while working to create abstract paintings, drawings and assemblages. Her work expresses spontaneous impulses with results that appear strangely familiar, attractive and somewhat quirky. Everyday visual stimuli, especially the interactions of nature and human made elements create constant fodder and themes in her work.


MaryAnn Puls lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Exhibitions include 6 solo shows, numerous juried and group shows and was awarded a Regional Arts & Culture Council grant. Recently many of her pieces were selected by Emily Henderson Design for staging throughout their Dunthorpe remodel project.


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First Thursday Art Walk in The Pearl

Please join us Thursday, December 6th at our Portland Pearl Office (1321 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR) from 5-8pm where we will be featuring the artwork of Laurie Balmuth. Our broker host for the evening will be Nettie Klein Lu, co-sponsor will be Academy Mortgage. Wine samples and light appetizers will be served. You can find more information at The Official site of Portland’s Pearl District: Explore the Pearl.

 

Laurie Balmuth Bio

Laurie Balmuth was born and raised in Connecticut and spent much of her early life in Maine. She moved to Oregon in 1988 and in 1994 graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland with a BFA double major in Painting and Printmaking. She divides her time between Oregon and Baja Sur, Mexico.

“My paintings flow directly from inside me to the painting surface” says Balmuth about her work.


“Defining the meaning of each painting is completely fluid. I make them as an antidote to literalism so they aren’t about an image so much as how visual information is decoded. I am deeply wedded to the driving force of seeing and making.. The objective of each work is to realize and make real that which is vague and felt or only glimpsed.  I extract shapes that become other shapes; interlocking, separating, merging and transforming. Honesty in image making comes from emotion and the need to paint. Craft comes from inside a particular person. A painting is my perfect world, made honestly and exactly to my specifications.”


To find out more about Laurie, Click Here.


Cascade Sotheby’s Art Walk Events in May Grow in Popularity

Thank you to all the friends, family and local support for our monthly Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty (CSIR) Art Walk Events. These gatherings are a great way to showcase artwork by local talented artists while giving exposure to our broker team and advertising vendors.

Portland Pearl District – May’s First Thursday at the CSIR Portland Pearl District office was a huge success! Host Stacy Butchart, one of CSIR’s dedicated and successful brokers, brought in the masses. Over 100 clients, neighbors and Art Walk lovers dropped by for wine by Maryhill, art by Nicole M. Curcio, and hors d’oeuvre from Academy Mortgage.

The beautiful evening gave attendees a chance to network and relax, while enjoying the local art scene. If you missed First Thursday in the Pearl, come join us in Lake Oswego for May’s Third Thursday. Host Cortney Robinson will be inviting guests to enjoy the local wines and local art from artist Suzanne Vaughn. Expect no less than mountains of food, rivers of wine, beautiful art, and great company.



Downtown Bend – May’s First Friday event carried-over the previous month’s momentum, by drawing ample crowds of visitors, sifting through the CSIR downtown showroom. Hosts for the evening, Jodi and Brandon Kearney, brokers with Cascade Sotheby’s, welcomed guests throughout the night as they made their way through the crowd for a peek at some of the latest pieces by accomplished local artist Michelle Lindblom. Guest partner Academy Mortgage was on hand with Area Manager, Brent Lucas provided generous pours of beer and wine until the party wound down.

Bend Golf & Country Club was also in attendance, offering willing contestants, a shot at a hole-in-one, on a putting green set-up at the site. The recipient of the night’s door prize, Travis Vitello, of Bend, capped off a lively evening with winning a custom made Wine Gift Basket courtesy of Cascade Sotheby’s. We hope that everyone is already in anticipation of next month’s First Friday as much as we are!
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Cascade Sotheby’s Supports the Arts

April 5, 2018: Portland, OR – What a successful night in the Pearl! April’s First Thursday Art Walk was a wonderful night full of fun times, friends and festivities. Broker Kara Mumma of the Portland Pearl Office hosted the event, offering visitors wine and light appetizers.

Guests chatted, mingling about the office, while viewing some of the latest work by artist Matt Tackett.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and for your continued support of the arts in our community.


April 6, 2018: Downtown Bend – On a seasonably cool spring evening, crowds still made their way to Downtown Bend’s First Friday event for April. Brokers Sonja Porter and Christy Evans welcomed guests to the downtown showroom of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and played host to the latest works by local artist, Joyce Hanson.

Visitors sampled culinary creations by Valentine’s Deli and mingled over live music by local singer/songwriter Sam McQuate and Cascade Sotheby’s own Director of Marketing, Kris Carpenter on drums.

Our many thanks go out to David and Sandra from the Hardwood Floor Company of Bend for generously providing refreshments, as well as to the many who attended. It was fantastic to see so many new and familiar faces. We look forward to seeing you all again next month!


Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty partners with Evoker, Inc. to showcase passion, personalities of brokers

Bend, Oregon (February 16, 2018)— Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty has a keen understanding that real estate success is all about bringing its brand to life and building personal relationships with clientele. With that mission in mind, the brokerage has inked a deal with Evoker, Inc., a Chicago-based micro-branding company, to create short films that tell the passion, commitment and stories of Cascade Sotheby’s brokers.
Cascade Sotheby’s first set of Evoker films launch today on YouTube and Vimeo. Please take a moment and view some of these amazing films. They represent brokers in four main regions – click on one of the following links to view the playlists: Central Oregon, Portland, SW Washington and the Oregon Coast.
“In real estate like in any business, decisions are made based as much on personal relationship and engagement as they are on the reputation of the corporate brand,” says Deb Tebbs, chief executive officer and founder of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “These individual broker films are literally works of art that really set our elite team apart in the market as we continue to build relationships with buyers and sellers alike throughout Oregon and SW Washington.”
What makes a Cascade Sotheby’s broker remarkable? Commitment to what they do. A passion for serving people. A love of the place they call home. The brokerage believes Evoker films distinguish both the Sotheby’s global luxury brand and the remarkable talent that choose Cascade Sotheby’s to call home. The stories are compelling and engaging—and offer a truly personal look into the passion and lives of some of the company’s top talent.
“We expect these exquisite films to really position the talent Cascade Sotheby’s has recruited to the team, and set our brokerage apart as clients are seeking exceptional services and global marketing reach in a very competitive landscape,” says Michael Kosmin, chief operating officer, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “After seeing the first round of film production, there’s no question these compelling and passionate creations will win the attention of clients looking to work with the best.”