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High Desert Dreams at the High Desert Museum
By: John Ritchie  on: Wed 09 of May, 2018 06:22 PDT  (58 Reads)
Rich Bergeman's "High Desert Dreams" exhibit is on display at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR from May to October.

“High Desert Dreams: The Lost Homesteads of the Fort Rock Basin” chronicles a nearly forgotten chapter in Oregon history, when hundreds of pioneers flooded the high desert in the early 1900s, only to abandon their homesteads within a decade, leaving the landscape littered with deserted cabins, idle windmills and hollowed-out towns.

Over the decades since then, nearly all evidence of that era has gradually disappeared. Enough remnants remain into the 21st century, however, to allow the photographer to bring the story back to life through more than 25 black-and-white images of decaying homesteads and vanished town sites.

The exhibit will be on display from May 12 to October 14, 2018. There will be a panel discussion on Thursday, May 17th from 6-7 PM.

High Desert Museum
59800 S. Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702
541-382-4754
Hours: 9am - 5pm daily
www.highdesertmuseum.org (external link)

"Burchard Homestead" by Rich Bergeman
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Walt and Rich in ArtWorks Northwest
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Wed 02 of May, 2018 14:42 PDT  (71 Reads)
The eighth annual ArtWorks Northwest Exhibit opens May 4 in Roseburg, and it includes photographs by Walt O'Brien and Rich Bergeman. This is a regional juried exhibit of works by artists in all media from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Walt and Rich's photographs are among the 55 pieces selected from more than 600 submissions by juror Andries Fourie, former professor of art at Willamette University and currently Curator of Art at The High Desert Museum in Bend.

The exhibit is on view in the Hallie Brown Ford Gallery at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, located at 1624 W. Harvard Ave. in Roseburg. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday May 4 from 5 to 7pm.

The show runs through June 29.


from left: "Along Highway 50, Nevada" by Walt; and "Woodland Meadow" by Rich
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Guild well represented in May's 'Celebration of Oregon' exhibit
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sun 29 of April, 2018 13:51 PDT  (71 Reads)
Seven PAG members have 11 photographs on view in the "Celebration of Oregon" exhibit, which runs through May 30 at the LaSells Stewart Center. An artists' reception will be held Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Bill Laing, Herman Krieger, John Ginn, Matt Reese, Phil Coleman, Marjorie Kinch and Jack Larson are among over 60 artists in the show, which curator Tina Green-Price says is one of the largest exhibits there, with more than 110 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos and other media on display. The exhibit explores the beauty and diversity of Oregon, from its cities to its rural communities and its vast and varied terrain.


Clockwise from top left: “View from Tidal Raves” by Bill; “Florence Harbor” by Herman; “Magic Barrel” by John G.; “Euphoria Wetlands” by Matt; “The Flight of Time” by Phil; “Hop Farm” by Margie; and “Whoa” by Jack Larson
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How to Comment on Other Member's Galleries
By: Bill Laing  on: Fri 13 of March, 2015 17:17 PDT  (5508 Reads)
Most members welcome feedback on the images they post in their personal PAG galleries. Click on "Read More" below to learn how to leave a comment.
About the PhotoArts Guild
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sat 17 of July, 2010 10:00 PDT  (13520 Reads)
The PhotoArts Guild was born back in 1985 when five local photographers gathered at a local restaurant to critique photographs, share information and encourage each other's growth as image makers. It soon grew to about 20 members, and in 1988 the group became an affiliated guild with the Corvallis Art Center. Currently about 40-50 photographers belong to the PAG. Meetings are held monthly on the third Thursday of every month (except August and December) at 7pm in the OSU Center for the Humanities on 8th and Jefferson. For information on the PAG's goals, membership and history, click 'more'
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