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September 2021 Newsletter


September 30th at Bill Hunt's Studio 1082 Trail Creek Drive, Eagle Crest Bring a chair and a snack to share. Wine will be provided!

September 2021 Newsletter

Membership Involvement—the Future of the DCAA

A short message from your Marketing Chair:

Behind every successful organization there are usually a core group of people who keep the wheels turning. The case of Dry Canyon Arts Association is not an exception. For the past few years we must thank a few supporting members and the board for keeping this dream alive. Because of some very hard work and a few dedicated individuals we have been able to support the Arts in Redmond and our surrounding communities with shows and education. However, even though we have had a steadily growing membership over the past few years our membership participation has not increased enough to keep up. As the Marketing Chair I have been on the front lines of these efforts and witnessed this hard work and dedication first hand. Shows, classes and our dream of a physical space have been our goal and the center of our work for the past several years. But, I fear that we will need your help to make our current show schedule and achieving our future goals a reality. Every little bit helps, and I am asking all of you to ask yourselves what you can do to help us move into the next phase of growth for Dry Canyon Arts Association. Thank you, Kimberly Krueger, Marketing Chair Dry Canyon Arts Association Please consider the following opportunities:

Vice Chairperson

This is a voting member of the board and the time commitment is minimal. The Vice Chairperson will need to attend board meetings held once a month and participate in decision making and planning discussions for association projects. The Vice Chairperson works with the board of directors of the organization; develops and enforces policies and objectives for the organization to ensure it maintains its values and meets established goals. Additionally the Vice Chairperson would step in and lead board meetings in the absence of the Chairperson.

We Need a Vice Chairman to continue! For many months Linda Gillmore-Hill has stepped up to perform the duties of three board positions! We all owe Linda a big thanks for her outstanding efforts. However, in order for our board to continue under the State of Oregon's non-profit rules, we must maintain a full board. Recently Terri Dill-Simpson has been appointed as our new Treasurer and Linda has agreed to continue in the Chairperson position. Which still leaves us with an empty Vice Chairperson position. It is critical to the future of Dry Canyon Arts Association that we fill this position as soon as possible.

If you are interested in this position please email Linda at

Lend Me Your Walls

The Lend Me Your Walls committee is looking for more volunteers to help with its program. As a member of this committee you will work with the Redmond Downtown Association's Kara Roach and other Redmond business and community leaders to create a network of business where our membership may have the opportunity to display their work in public spaces. This committee needs people who would be willing to spend some time getting to know Redmond businesses, coordinating locations and possibly transporting and hanging work.

If you would like to be involved please email Mel Archer at

A Space of Our Own Tour

Join the tour! Coming up in October 2021, the DCAA will be conducting a tour of three cooperative creative workspaces in Bend. It is our hope to show our membership how a creative workspace can be a successful working hub for creatives in a community. We invite our membership who might be interested in participating in the creation of our own space to participate in the tour and consider joining the committee. It has always been the goal of Dry Canyon Arts Association to find a physical space where we can host meetings; have a gallery/retail outlet and foster a community of visual and performing artists where they can gather, collaborate and support each other. To this end the board has approved the creation of a committee to explore our options and develop a plan so we can begin the process of fund raising and grant writing. This group will be meeting to explore different business models, locations and funding options. Kimberly Krueger and Bill Hunt are co-chairs in this endeavor. Bill and Kimberly bring an extensive background in Business, Real Estate and Marketing to this project, but they will need membership support. We are looking for 3–4 members to be on the committee to help with research and planning.

If you would like to be involved or join us on the tour please email Kimberly at

Call for Artists for the

Winter Art at the Music Hall

November 12th and 13th High Desert Music Hall, Redmond

Applications will be available on our website next week or you may download the paper application and mail it in.

Download the ApplicationOregon Arts Commission is compiling

a list of Oregon Artists

Representatives of DCAA are included in discussions with the OAC concerning creating an Arts District in Redmond. Your listing in the registry helps send a message to the OAC that there is interest in the arts in Redmond. This could lead to financial assistance for the arts community locally. The DCAA high encourages its members and others to sign up.

Sign up here:


DCAA Events

All DCAA Events are tentative and subject to current COVID restrictions and other scheduling changes.

November 2021 Fall/Winter Art at the Music Hall, November 12th and 13th, 818 SW Forest Ave: Our last Art at the Music Hall event, just in time for your holiday shopping. Signups will be live on the website soon. Please keep an eye out for our announcement next week.

DCAA Meetings


Membership Meeting September 30th at 6:00PM Location: Bill Hunt Studio 1082 Trail Creek Drive, Eagle Crest Bring a chair and a snack to share. Wine will be provided!


Membership Meeting

October 28th at 6:00PM

Location: TBA

Board Meeting: October 14th at 6:00PM

Location Redmond Chamber Office

446 SW 7th Street, Redmond, Oregon 97756

NOTE: All DCAA meetings and events for 2021 are tentative and subject to current COVID restrictions and other scheduling changes. Non-members are encouraged to attend general membership meetings. All members are welcome to join us for board meetings. Are you a member? Would you like to host a meeting at your studio? Please let us know and we can get you on the schedule.

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