If you ever are looking for inspiration or ideas or just want to support local Oregon artists, we recommend you check out Oregon Art Beat. They are part of the Oregon Public Broadcasting station and they weekly feature an Oregon artist.
After doing this for many years, with 22 seasons available to watch, they have compiled a huge catalog of some of the best Oregon artists who are doing some of the most interesting and fun things happening in the Oregon art world. Sculptors, draftsmen, abstract and figurative painters, textile artists, collage artists and whimsical artists, plus so many more are all included.
Recent features have included artists:
Should any of these artists inspire you to create your own masterpieces to address our difficult times, and you need art supplies, make an art order with us at this link.
Heather Reed is the Assistant Manager/Buyer and office rockstar at IBF. She writes all of our emails, blog posts and and manages all of our social media sites. Heather is also an artist and has experience in lots of various mediums. You will usually find her researching new products, finding the best bargains, writing, painting, enjoying nature, all while chasing around her two vivacious little boys.