ART SHOW & SALE
FESTIVAL ART SHOW & SALE | Friday/Saturday/Sunday, April 14-16
Location: Harney County Fairgrounds Memorial Building
The Art Show and Sale offers high-quality work from local and regional artists. Located in the Harney County Fairgrounds Memorial Building throughout the weekend, festival participants have a wonderful opportunity to view and purchase original pieces of art, including wildlife paintings, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, woodworks and much more.
VENDOR SET-UP --- Thursday, April 13, 5 to 8 p.m.; Friday, April 14, 8 to 12 p.m.
ART SHOW & SALE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ---
Friday, April 14: 12 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 15: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 16: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: No admission fee
Check out our vendor line up SO FAR!
ROBBINS ART STUDIO
Connie Robbins has been an artist for over 30 years and has her Masters in Teaching. She was born and raised in Burns, Oregon. She credits her artistic influences to her mother and paternal grandmother who took the time to show her and her twin sister the importance of creating and showing art, respectively. Over the years, Robbins has practiced all gambits of art including graphic design, fine arts including classical drawing, sculpture, collage, airbrush, oils, acrylic and painting. Her multi-faceted talents have won awards for commissioned airbrushed cars to receiving a recent fine arts grant through Oregon Community Foundation for an installation in the future community arts center. Currently, her medium of choice is Batik Wax and Watercolor.
REO END GRAIN HARDWOODS
End grain cutting boards, rolling pins, lazy Susans
MALHEUR FIELD STATION
Malheur Field Station is an environmental education and research center in the northern Great Basin region in Southeastern Oregon, a diverse setting of marshlands, desert basins, alkali playas, upland desert scrub steppe, volcanic and glacial landforms and fault block mountains, 32 miles south of Burns on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. It provides a rich outdoor classroom for the biologist, geologist, archaeologist, astronomer, artist, or environmental science student. operated by the Great Basin Society, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1985.
DUST DEVIL MINING
Dust Devil Mining Company is Oregon’s premier Sunstone Fee-Digging venue, where visitors can prospect virgin ground that has been opened with our heavy equipment.
DENISE BRUCHMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Denise Bruchman is a photographic artist and published author, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest and now travels throughout the West pursuing her happy life. That pursuit includes as much time as possible in Malheur NWR wildlife. Turning her photography into greeting cards, art tiles, and other products, Denise creates functional art everyone can use. Follow Denise on Facebook and Instagram @denisebruchmanphotography.
DIVINE RISE POTTERY
Madeline Bauer of Diving Rise Pottery is a Harney County local who has been throwing clay since 2019. After one open studio session, she was captivated with the craft and has spent countless hours at the wheel. She can often be found at the local art studio teaching students or creating her own ceramic creations. Madeline sees this art form as a lifelong hobby. Any outdoor recreation opportunity with friends is a welcomed event and can be an inspiration for the next work of art.
HIKING IN PEARLS
Unique stained glass creations inspired by the elegance and whimsy of nature.
FRIENDS OF MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE CRANE'S NEST NATURE CENTER & STORE
The Crane’s Nest Nature Center & Store is in the historic residence east of the museum at Refuge Headquarters. It is our goal that the Nature Center be a point of contact for Friend’s members and visitors to the Refuge, providing up-to-date wildlife sightings and current Refuge visitor information as well as a site for environmental education and wildlife presentations. The Nature Store sales provide an important source of income which in turn supports our annual operations including Friends programs and stewardship projects.
Linda Whiting owner of Linda's Art Studio: Whiting has been working at her craft for over 40 years. She comes from an artistic family that also loves nature and wildlife. Throughout her career she has worked in several mediums including oils, acrylics, fabric, bead embroidery, bead weaving, paper, and wire. Creating new and different designs is her passion using a variety of mediums and techniques. 2023 has been an especially trying year not only for Whiting but the world. As Whiting works on her projects her mind is also on the lives of other people that have been affected by world events. She feels the world is in need of more Love and understanding. She hopes that her work reflects the Love that she wants to share and will bring a little feeling of peace to whomever receives it.
PAMELA BEAVERSON ART
Pamela Beaverson is best known for the subtle greens, violets, and open skies that appear in her oil paintings of the Great Basin. Her life and work have always been influenced by nature and the outdoors. Because of this love of nature, it is no surprise that Pamela is also an accomplished biological illustrator. Pamela grew up in Elkhart Indiana. Her early years were spent stomping around the wetlands and lush deciduous forests of Michiana. Pamela studied at the Ohio State University where she received a BFA with a concentration in printmaking and minor in biology. She focused on learning the craft of stone lithography under the tutelage of visiting artist and printmaker, Jeff Sippel, and scientific illustration from renowned herpetologist and biological illustrator, David Dennis.
HIGH DESERT PARTNERSHIP'S "MENTOR MATCH" TEEN ENTREPRENUER PROGRAM
Several of our teen entrepreneurs will be displaying and selling their new-business products. Come and support these future leaders!
- Olivia Blute - Blute's Brushstrokes: hand-painted greeting cards.
- Natalie Martinez - Cosmic Candles: hand-poured candles.
- Ana Thomas - Honey B Flats Sticker Co: original stickers.
- Julia Welsh - Knock on Wood Designs: custom wooden signs.
The HDP Mentor Match Teen Entrepreneur Program helps students start, manage and maintain their own small business. Through this program the entrepreneur learns how to push themselves to grow by working through set-backs and business related challenges. They learn basic business financing, time management skills and how to become a strong leader. It puts them in the driver’s seat to create a successful, productive career path that will help them in the years to come.
Hannaford Creations is a wood art business. I am inspired by God to do the art I do. I have been scroll sawing for over 30 years now. I go to shows throughout Oregon, sharing my art and my testimony about how God saved me. Hoping to see many of you at the show! Thanks for looking!
HARNEY COUNTY ARTS & CRAFTS ASSOCIATION
The Harney County Arts and Crafts Association connects Harney County artists through artists' workshops, meetings, and the sponsorship of community art events such as the Quilt and Artshow.
FRONTIER ART CENTER
The Frontier Art Center provides a local space for varied and exciting art workshops as well as an 'open studio' setting for artists to create at their own pace. We give youth and adults, singles and families, opportunities to engage in cultural activities that are entertaining and meaningful, and at the same time we provide teaching artists a forum.
WOOD CREATIONS BY RICK KNOX
My name is Rick Knox. I have lived in Harney County for 11 years with my wife and two young daughters. My family and I enjoy everything Harney County has to offer and we like to get out and be involved in our community. Wood working has been a passion that I have enjoyed since high school. I like seeing a project through from start to finish and always enjoy seeing the final product. As my family gets a little older it has given me more time to get back into the shop and start building again. I create a variety of rustic creations from small things like coasters, trivets, and bird feeders to larger items such as planter boxes, trellis’s, and picture frames. I recently started my small business so that I can share my creations with the community and others.
SOUTH PALACE STUDIO
Yakisugi, also known as Shou Sugi Ban, is the motivation of South Palace Studio. The artist is inspired by the texture of the wood and the grain is like a fingerprint, making each piece unique. Working with the dynamics of fire and lively colors is extremely satisfying to the artist. South Palace Studio explores the ancient process of Yakisugi to which the artist adds his own aesthetic. The studio is a family-run business with three generations efforts to bring you these one-of-a-kind creations. The mission of South Palace Studio is to provide beautiful and useful objects which enhance others lives. The artist strives to push a traditional process in new directions and create each item with care, individuality, and a new perspective. South Palace Studio encourages everyone to make more art and recognize the beauty in natural, handmade items.
Dave Bartholet, a self-taught artist, showed up on the planet in 1949. Having spent his early childhood in Wyoming his love for wildlife was forged from the get-go. In 1971 he started his journey as a professional artist selling his original watercolors through galleries. In the early 80's he ventured into "show business" doing juried art shows through out the west. He still travels to 30 shows each year. His loose style of watercolors has proven to be very popular to an estimated 100,000 households that collect his work of over 400 limited edition prints. He has illustrated many magazines and book covers as well as being commissioned to do the mural for the National Wildlife Refuge 100 year recognition, a 30x50 foot effort. Dave believes he was born to paint and credits God for his natural ability. He often says he paints not because he can, but because he must. It is a gift!