ART FORWARD ~ Advancing Creative Thinking


Fundraiser Supports New Arts Education Program

Join us for our annual fundraising block party with an array of creative hubs featuring selfie drawings, poetry on the fly, art auction with artworks from artists and community members, music, food, drinks and an opportunity to celebrate with our creative community.

All proceeds will directly benefit Scalehouse’s youth education program, Scalehouse Art Lab: an innovative initiative designed to empower and inspire art educators and middle and high school students through immersive contemporary arts education.

Tickets: $75 — encourage your friends, especially those new to Scalehouse to attend!

Live Jazz from Wolfe House Records
Bites by BleuBite Catering

Creative Hubs:

  • Jared Rasik: Poetry on The Fly
  • Sweet Pea Cole and Andrew Lorish: Print-a-Postcard
  • Rachel Lee-Carman: Selfie Drawings
  • Scalehouse Buttons

Art Auction Artists:

  • Rachel Alm
  • Allie Blanchard
  • Bergen Bock
  • Erin Bodfish
  • Krayna Castelbaum
  • Kathy Deggendorfer
  • Kiel Fletcher
  • Giancarlo Gatto
  • Bill Hoppe
  • Melanie Kebler
  • Jake Kenobi
  • Andrew Lorish
  • René Mitchell
  • Evan Namkung
  • June Park
  • Julia Reynolds
  • Hadley Skovborg
  • Kelley Vernon
  • Ruth Vernotico
  • Abney Wallace

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Opening Friday, June 7:
OSU-Cascades Capstone Exhibition

This collection of capstone projects from the Arts, Media and Technology students at OSU-Cascades exhibit a diverse range of interests that together attempt to engage with questions of identity, subjectivity, technology, and the ways we both perceive our position in the world and perceive others around us. Whether the threshold being negotiated is that of the author’s individuality or the fields of art of design themselves, these works ask the viewer to participate with them from the inside.

Exhibition Opening: Friday, June 7, 5-7pm
Artist Panel: Saturday, June 8, 12-1pm
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Exhibiting artists:

  • Vee Dias-Cruz
  • Sean Geser
  • Holden Greenfield
  • Zahid Hernandez
  • Miina McCown
  • Tanner Miller
  • Tyler Tzeo

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On View in The Annex:
Spring Awakening, featuring Maija Kellner-Rode

First Friday Celebration: Friday, June 7, 5-7pm
Spring Awakening featuring Maija Kellner-Rode
May 1-June 27, 2024

Maija Kellner-Rode is an abstract painter, illustrator, writer, dancer, and mentor. Growing up in Alaska, Momma Earth became her main muse from a young age. Living in such a wild and untamed place gave her an undeniable appreciation and love for our planet and the deep knowing that our Earth heals. As spring emerges from the winter’s thaw, Maija’s artwork inspires the felt sense that hope is on the horizon. Brush strokes birth new life full of color and texture. Each piece is a journey through the tangled underbrush of existence, where light filters through shadows, seeking clarity. As she creates, Maija sifts through the sediment of the human experience, unearthing the raw, unspoken truths that lie buried beneath layers of forgotten seasons

About Maija Kellner-Rode:
Maija’s creative practice is rooted in the somatic and intuitive realm where mindfulness, messiness and the body intersect. Using layers of color and texture, scribbling over and etching away; she explores her surrounding environments, her mental,
emotional, physical and spiritual states. The past, present and future collide as she scrubs away at layers of paint previously applied while reapplying fresh coats of possibility. Constantly aware of her response from the previous artistic choice, Maija strives to create interdependent art work, each choice dependent on the next to create a whole.

Maija is currently enrolled in the Expressive Arts and Somatic Therapy program through Tamalpa Institute and is the owner of Maija Rebecca Hand Drawn, a paper goods and design company. In collaboration with Claire Brislin, Maija is also starting a non-profit creative arts center for middle and high school aged youth in Central Oregon.

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