Jan McBrien Tetzlaff “Yarrow Dancing”  Central Oregon’s High Desert is a land of contrasts.  Vivid turquoise skies, striated grey stone, chartreuse rabbit brush and yarrow are the land’s palate.  Fragile botanical taxonomy and extreme climate shifts create a geography at once stark and bountiful.
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Jan McBrien Tetzlaff “Yarrow Dancing” Central Oregon’s High Desert is a land of contrasts. Vivid turquoise skies, striated grey stone, chartreuse rabbit brush and yarrow are the land’s palate. Fragile botanical taxonomy and extreme climate shifts create a geography at once stark and bountiful. wphoto provided
Artists drawing from the vastness of the desert, the smell of juniper and sage, the colors of the seasons and the sounds of its inhabitants interpret our High Desert home.

September 27 marks Journeys 12th annual show at Sisters Art Works, 204 W. Adams Ave., Sisters, Oregon. The 4 to 6 p.m. reception coincides with Sisters Art Walk.  The pieces, interpreting “High Desert Moods” will be for sale and will be available for viewing Monday-Friday during business hours through the month of November.

Central Oregon is a Mecca for quilters. People come from all over the world to immerse themselves in this quilt environment. Out of this quilt community evolved Journeys, an art group formed in 2007 to develop and promote individual, distinctive styles of fiber art. These artists have moved beyond traditional quilting to create fiber art that rivals any other art form. Members include award-winners, teachers, authors, as well as artists who have shown their work in many places in the world.  

Members include:  Judy Beaver,  Helen Brisson, Sheila K. Finzer, Betty Gientke, June Jaeger, Jean Wells Keenan, Tonye Phillips  Donna Rice, Jody Rusconi, Martha Sanders, Marion Shimoda, Mary Stiewig and Jan McBrien Tetzlaff.