HIGH DESERT ART LEAGUE
2021 HDAL OFFICERS
President - Barbara Cella
Vice Pres. - Karen Maier
Treasurer - Janice Rhodes
Secretary - Jean R Lubin
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.
8 Members at the artists' reception at Salem's Elsinore Gallery - May 2022
The 12 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. 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, Janet Frost and Liz Haberman 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.
Two members, Jean Lubin and Vivian Olsen, and 2 guests - Harve Lubin, and a guest at the Oxford Hotel show reception 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.