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C.O. artist creating, donating print to Redmond

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: Nov 15 2013 01:49:59 PM CST
REDMOND, Ore. -

Central Oregon artist Jennifer Lake is working on a new original print depicting the City of Redmond during the winter to be unveiled right before the Holiday Starlight Parade in downtown Redmond. 

Jennifer is a renowned international artist best known for her folk art paintings.  She is composing a scene of Redmond during winter, featuring all of the new developments in downtown Redmond, including Centennial Park, and the revitalized Main Street. 

Jennifer will also incorporate Redmond’s holiday traditions into the painting, including the Starlight Parade, Festival of Trees, Holiday Village Market, and Ice Skating Rink. 

This painting will be donated to the Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places (RCAPP) to help raise funds for Redmond’s public art program.  And limited edition prints will be available as well.  RCAPP will sell the original painting for $5,000 and prints for $50.  The original painting is 30” x 40”. 

Jennifer Lake will be on hand for the unveiling of the original painting on Friday, November 30 in downtown Redmond signing prints for sale that will be available as part of a parade promotion for $40.00.  Only a limited number of signed prints will be available. 

People can meet Jennifer and purchase their signed print during and after the parade at Green Plow Coffee Shop on 6th Street by the downtown arch.  The City of Redmond will take pre-orders as well for pick-up that evening.  Please call Jackie Abslag at 541-923-7763 to pre-order a signed print.

Jennifer has also agreed to paint a second piece for Redmond depicting Redmond in the summer and featuring Redmond’s status as a Flag City, USA.  This painting will be unveiled at the Fourth of July parade and will be available for sale with proceeds being donated to Redmond’s public art program.

Jennifer is donating these pieces to RCAPP because she feels that, “A community that supports the “Fine Arts” creates an environment for its citizens like no other . . . . a uniqueness just like the surrounding landscape.”

“We have worked so hard to build a public art program here in Redmond primarily through private fund-raising efforts such as this”, Linda Hill, chairperson for RCAPP added.  “We are very grateful to Jennifer for her generous donations.  This is an opportunity for people to own a beautiful new print by Jennifer Lake showcasing all of the beautiful changes in Redmond over the past couple of years at reduced costs while supporting our public art program.  It is a win-win situation for everyone.”

Jennifer Lake’s work is cherished by collectors internationally and in the United States, Canada and Japan. Many of her print series have completely sold out. There are over 400 paintings in the collection and more than one million prints have been sold, making her the most collected artist in the Northwest. Her work has been featured in numerous newspaper articles, magazines and television programs here and abroad; the most exciting of which was her tour in Japan.

Jennifer began her professional painting career over 30 years ago. With a love of American history, nature, and the west, she created a series for New York, Oregon, Washington, and Canada. Her work is a feast of color and minute detail that captivates the eye.

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