We are excited to once again be hosting First Thursday in our Pearl District office. For the month of August, we will be displaying the oil pastel paintings of artist Jane Aukshunas. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, Ms. Aukshunas has sought to translate the landscape into the essential elements, shapes and colors that are the crux of her pieces. Jane’s work has caught the eye of locals in Portland, as she was recently voted, by a jury, to be a part of the upcoming Art in the Pearl event; she will also be making an appearance at Bend’s Art in the High Desert event at the end of this month in The Old Mill District. Please join us for art, live music, cocktails and appetizers.
Twelve years ago, Barbara Slater and Vivian Olsen joined a professional artists’ group & have had the opportunity to showcase their art in a variety of places. This week, their work will be displayed at Cascade Sotheby’s downtown office for July’s First Friday – colorful pieces using a variety of mediums including oil, watercolor, acrylics & pastel. We hope you will join us to meet them & enjoy appetizers & wine this Friday, July 3rd from 5-8PM.
First Friday in Bend, Oregon welcomes photographer Linda Ziegenhagen to our downtown office gallery. An Oregon native, Linda grew up in Ashland, studied at Southern Oregon College and taught middle school in Redmond. After retiring, she decided to turn her appreciation for this state, travel and the outdoors into a new career in photography. With a focus on landscapes & Western life, Linda’s art emphasizes the natural beauty of this outdoor mecca that so many of us are fortunate enough to call home. Please join us this Friday, June 5th from 5Pm-8PM for art, snacks, wine & fun.
For the month of June, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty’s Pearl District Office will feature the work of Gabe Fernandez. The gallery will be open during this month’s First Thursday on June 4th, from 5-8pm and will include live music, cocktails and appetizers to accompany Gabe’s art. A Portland based artist, Gabe received a BFA in Painting from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Recently featured on the Oregon Art Beat, Gabe has been a staple in the West Coast art community since the late 90’s, having been featured in galleries from L.A. to Seattle.
First Thursday, at Cascade Sotheby’s Realty’s Pearl District office (1321 NW Hoyt Street), will feature the work of Thomas Chavalia, from 5:00-7:00 PM on May 7th. Learning about fine arts from his older sister, Thomas’ technique was developed through a process of trial and error, while traveling through the US and Europe. With a focus on “forgotten America”, Chavalia’s photography often depicts urban decay from coast to coast. Residing in Portland, Oregon since 2011, Thomas pursues his love of art, while drawing attention to the beauty and sadness of disrepair through a camera lens.
Cascade Sotheby’s is pleased to welcome artist Robyn Cochran-Ragland to May’s First Friday in Downtown Bend. Most recently working on mixed-media collages to express her interest in the movement of the human figure, Cochran-Ragland is also known for her printmaking and pastel work. Robyn finds her inspiration in a number of places including dance troupes and the First Friday Art Walk. With a background in fashion illustration, as wells as experience in graphic design, she says, “I strive to interpret the figure and perfect the mood of the pose while conscientiously trying to create a well-designed work of graphic art.” Cochran-Ragland’s pieces will be on display in our Downtown office and we welcome you to come view them in person May 1st from 5-8PM.
Cascade Sotheby’s is pleased to welcome back artist Cameron Kaseberg, to April’s First Friday in Bend. This will be his second showcase in our downtown office (821 NW Wall Street) in as many years, and we are confident that his pieces will be received with the same level of enthusiasm this time around. Stop by today, April 3rd from 5:00-8:00 PM, to enjoy a complimentary beverage and the opportunity to see Kaseberg’s unique pieces that use a combination of texture, color and photography.
It has been said that artist Cameron Kaseberg has taken the solvent transfer process of image making in directions no other artist working today has imagined. He has developed the once obscure process, brought to prominence in the 1950s by Robert Rauschenberg, to new levels of expressiveness.
In the Northwest regional exhibits and art fairs, Kaseberg’s works have been received with enthusiasm for their inventiveness. We are incredibly pleased to have him showing at our downtown office this month. His work looks stunning on our walls. The solvent transfer process involves “borrowing” ink and subject matter from various printed media as well as his own photos and graphics, chemically disolving them and transferring the image onto a new surface. Much as a photographer can manipulate the camera image in many ways, the solvent transfer can be changed, arranged, composed and continually altered to express the artist’s aims. Additional treatment with drawing or painting techniques may contribute to the uniqueness of each of Kaseberg’s works. Although called transfer prints, each is one of a kind.
What Kaseberg expresses in his work is based on his background of having been raised on a ranch in North Central Oregon, having been educated in excellent schools and having lived long enough to reflect on life through his art in ways that seem to appeal to the many who collect his work. Please join brokers John and Sandy Kohlmoos at our downtown office, 821 NW Wall Street, Bend from 5pm-9pm to welcome Cameron. His show will be with us throughout the month of July.
First Friday Art Walk is an iconic downtown Bend event that we love participating in. We have the pleasure of featuring amazing local artists each month at our downtown office at 821 NW Wall Street. In June we welcome Barbara Hudin. Show opens June 6th from 5pm-9pm.
Barbara’s art is simply captivating, creative and widely complex. Her medium is metal, inks, pigments and wood all in a very unique style which she describes as experimental printmaking and encaustic painting. In encaustic painting, Hudin collects pigments that are ground and mixed with molten dammar resin, beeswax and other waxes to create a liquid or paste. Using a propane torch and an electric tacking iron, she creates an image by fusing the layers of paint onto a birch or oak panel.
Hudin studied printmaking and drawing at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, yet she learned much of the process by experimenting, and from other artists. Her current techniques are very much self taught. We are looking forwarded to having them grace the walls of our office next week!
Barbara’s show will be on display throughout the month of June.