President -  Barbara Cella

Vice Pres. - Karen Maier

Treasurer -   Janice Rhodes

Secretary - Jean R Lubin

About  Us


The High Desert Art League was formed in 2000 as a professional artists' group working to support the advancement of its member artists through exhibitions, education and related outreach. Each artist contributes their experience and talents to benefit the group, sharing knowledge, information, opportunities, challenges and successes.




Members and guests at the artists' reception at Sunriver Resort Lodge

The 13 members of this group are all accomplished artists who exhibit a wide range of talents in various media. Luminous watercolors, vibrant oils, pastel paintings and more are specialties among the members .

 Vivian Olsen creates art using watercolor, acrylic, and pastel media and her subjects range from wild to tame birds and animals. Also, using  watercolor in an intriguing way Helen Brown  creates  distinctive landscapes by using  a distinctive batik media. Jacqueline Newbold paints colorful landscapes of far away places, and dramatic florals. 

 Working in oils or acrylics, artist Barbara Slater paints vivid animal portraits and florals on canvas. Janice Rhodes uses hot wax as her medium to create impressionist, encaustic paintings.  Joren Traveller is a Sculptor who also paints; she creates whimsical figures with ceramics and paints animals and landscapes in oils. Dee McBrien-Lee is an artist who creates intriguing abstract paintings with bright acrylics, and Jean Requa Lubin paints realistic horses, figures, and equine landscapes using oil on canvas.

 Several new members were welcomed in 2018-19 to the League including: Barbara Cella , a landscape painter who creates colorful scenes of mountains, lakes, and other vistas of Oregon.  Karen Maier  specializes in creative photography of nature subjects, and Rebecca Sentgeorge , whose interesting subjects in watercolor, sparkle with luminous color.


Michelle Lindblom  and Janet Frost are HDAL'S newest members--both exceptional artists. Michelle creates splendid abstract paintings, and Janet, who is an oil painter, creates very detailed and exquisite landscapes of Central Oregon.



Three HDAL member Artists in the Northsoles Show opening night.


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All members (maximum 13) of the High Desert Art League are professional artists, most with considerable experience and awards in their field. Their work can be found in galleries throughout the West and in private collections.