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.

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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.


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June 2019 Third Thursday in Lake Oswego

Join us for Third Thursday on June 20, 2019 from 4pm-7pm at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR 97034). We will be featuring local artists Evelin Marsh & Ariel Gallagher.

ABOUT EVELIN MARSH

Evelin Marsh is a local artist and home designer for her company Summit Development Group in Lake Oswego. Most of her artwork is displayed in designer studios and offices. Evelin’s pieces are inspired by her design work. For example she adds different mediums, like Resin with crystals and natural elements, to her paintings. The homes she designs have a lot of texture combined with natural elements like Steel fireplaces, Cider, high ceilings and open spaces with natural light. Evelin has also been working on adding her artwork into the fashion world. 

About Ariel Gallagher

Ariel Gallagher is a local artist who grew up loving the vibrant colors of Van Gogh and Kandinsky. Her work is based on experimenting with various mediums and application techniques to create colorful pieces often reminiscent of organized chaos. Current techniques include layering acrylic, spray paint and alcohol ink, as well as texture mediums.


Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty acquires Avenue Properties in Hood River, Oregon

Portland, Oregon (June 3, 2019)Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty has acquired Avenue Properties Oregon serving the entire Columbia River Gorge on both sides of the river in Oregon and Washington effective immediately. Avenue Properties Oregon was formed in 2018 by top real estate producers and partners, Molly Donnell and Renee England, who join the Cascade Sotheby’s team with five other area agents.

With the addition of Avenue Properties, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty increases market share in the luxury, vacation and second home, and farm/ranch/vineyard sectors and enhances its regional presence in the Pacific Northwest. Hood River and the surrounding Columbia River Gorge region have seen growth as a destination location for vacationers, hikers, kite sailors, retirees, among others seeking the beauty and quality of life of this special region.

In addition, the area is an emerging wine and vineyard destination with dozens of wineries catering to a growing tourism sector. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty has long excelled at serving the farm, ranch and vineyard real estate markets and is poised with dedicated brokers to serve that market in the Gorge.

“Acquiring such an elite brokerage in Hood River is a natural extension of our strategy to serve the luxury, second home and emerging vineyard market in the Columbia River Gorge,” says Deb Tebbs, founder and chief executive officer, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “Avenue Properties aligns perfectly with the Sotheby’s brand—the founders join us in putting client service and innovation at the forefront of everything they do.” When approached by Cascade Sotheby’s to join forces, Donnell and England felt it was the right time and the right brand for partnership—and true collaboration with a solid team: “Any brokerage can say they offer client-focused innovative marketing and technology and elite agents who are true experts in the business, but Cascade Sotheby’s delivers on that—100%!” says Donnell, who founded Avenue Properties Oregon. “The international reach, Sotheby’s long-standing reputation for excellence and the local leadership of Deb Tebbs were a huge draw for us—and we know those assets are our key differentiators as we continue to serve our clients here in the beautiful Gorge.”


First Thursday in The Pearl | June 2019

Join us for First Thursday on June 6, 2019 from 5pm-8pm at our Pearl Office (1321 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR 97209). We will be featuring local artist, Laura Janes, as she presents her show: “Hidden Beauty”.

The paintings in this show are all about seeing beauty in places that might not be considered beautiful.

Raindrops in gutters, tropical foliage growing in parking lots, rocks and weeds around the shoreline of lakes and rivers.

Each painting is designed to focus on beauty that might ordinarily be overlooked.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Laura Janes is a fine artist specializing in painting things found in the environment not always considered to be beautiful. She draws inspiration from elements found in the natural world, including desert plants, trees, water, and rocks. She works primarily in acrylic on canvas as well as in watercolor, and occasionally creates mixed media pieces using images, gold and silver leaf, and encaustic materials.

Her work is available through galleries and design professionals for both residential and commercial applications.  

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She came to the Portland area from Palm Springs and continues to work with designers and their clients in both parts of the world.

Additionally, to share in the celebration of designs and structures she paints small watercolors of homes, buildings, interiors and landscapes. These vignettes are a way to show more than the standard “documentary” image.  The paintings are sometimes of a small area, overlooked in the more formal portrait of a room or garden. In addition to the original watercolor painting, notecards and notecard sets are created. 

Currently she is painting for the Restore Oregon Modernism Home Tour, Lake Oswego Heritage Council to record and honor the homes in this year’s Home and Garden Tour as well as painting watercolors for the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, at Luscher Farm, for their spring events.  She also works with the Palm Springs Art Museum and their Architecture and Design Center and Palm Desert location to paint and make cards of important midcentury modern buildings in the Palm Springs area for sale in their museum stores. 

LEARN MORE

Learn more about Laura Janes at laurajanes.com


May 2019 Third Thursday in Lake Oswego

Artwork by Michelle Ketterman

Please join us Thursday, May 16 at our Lake Oswego office (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR 97034) from 4 – 7 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Michelle Ketterman. Wine and appetizers will be served.

Artwork by Michelle Ketterman

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Originally from Tampa, Florida, Michelle relocated to Oregon with her husband and daughter in 2015. Inspired by her mother and brother’s artistic talents, Michelle began drawing and painting at the age of 5. Today, Michelle uses oils, acrylics and watercolors to make her paintings come to life. She draws using various mediums and enjoys clay sculpting as well. Her recent work focuses on brightly-colored abstract florals and landscapes which she creates using acrylics, oils and palette knives. “There is something beautiful, fun and modern about making chaotic blobs of paint come together to produce a scene,” Michelle explains, “and Oregon has given me the best backdrop possible for my painting style”.

Artwork by Michelle Ketterman

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New Company Website and Custom Built Broker Intranet Launching This Week

We are stepping into spring at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty in a big way! This week, we launch our new company website with a sleek new look and more intuitive search experience for our clients. And if that wasn’t enough, we are also rolling out our new custom built broker intranet, called RELI. It’s time to bring a distinctive marketing experience to every new listing and property seller.


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