First Friday Bend- June Artist Spotlight: Artist Barbara Hudin

First Friday Art Walk is an iconic downtown Bend event that we love participating in. We have the pleasure of featuring amazing local artists each month at our downtown office at 821 NW Wall Street. In June we welcome Barbara Hudin. Show opens June 6th from 5pm-9pm.
Barbara’s art is simply captivating, creative and widely complex. Her medium is metal, inks, pigments and wood all in a very unique style which she describes as experimental printmaking and encaustic painting. In encaustic painting, Hudin collects pigments that are ground and mixed with molten dammar resin, beeswax and other waxes to create a liquid or paste. Using a propane torch and an electric tacking iron, she creates an image by fusing the layers of paint onto a birch or oak panel.
Hudin studied printmaking and drawing at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, yet she learned much of the process by experimenting, and from other artists. Her current techniques are very much self taught. We are looking forwarded to having them grace the walls of our office next week!
Barbara’s show will be on display throughout the month of June.

Central Oregon Association of Realtors Open House Weekend Coming Soon !

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to be to participating in the Central Oregon Association of Realtors® Open House Weekend on May 31st-June 1, 2014. We have a number of  fantastic Central Oregon properties open this coming weekend.

Purchasing a home is definitely one of the most important decisions in a person’s life and deciding on a particular house can be difficult.  Forty five percent of recent buyers used open houses as a way to narrow down their choices and find the perfect  home in the perfect area.  To assist homebuyers in this process, we will be holding open houses all weekend long as part of the 2014 Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® Open House Weekend on May 31-June 1, 2014. This is a great opportunity to see a number of homes in different areas as well as meet our brokers!  For a complete list of not only our Open Houses but all Open Houses available for viewing this weekend,  please visit the Open House section of our website. This is a great new feature to help buyers easily find homes that are open throughout the year.
What a great time to hold this event. Early summer is a perfect time to begin a search for a home in Central Oregon because schools have concluded for the year and the weather is perfect showing the indoor and outdoor features of homes. Currently on the list for this event are homes in NW CrossingTetherowPronghorn and Awbrey Butte.  Should be a great weekend!