Scalehouse is the shared vision of a growing community of creative thinkers—from our Founding Members to our Current Members, and from an all-volunteer Board of Directors to a very small staff of one. Thank you.
Our artists and speakers
Troy Allen Coleman
Troy Allen Gua
The Island Earth
Daniel R. Smith
Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater
Board of Directors 2011–present
Profession: Director of Marketing / Arts & Creative Advocate a.k.a.: Dot Connector Favorite artists: Willem de Kooning , Ai Weiwei, Cindy Sherman How I overcome creative block: Traveling with my daughters Where you can see my work: ReneMitchellCreative.com Why I support Scalehouse: Art is fundamental to our humanity. Scalehouse has the opportunity to unite our community in pursuit of creative solutions to real-world challenges.
Secretary Board of Directors 2011–present
Profession: Artist / Teacher Where I’m from: Kansas, New Jersey, Seattle, San Francisco, Hawaii Favorite artists: Stephen de Staebler, Toulouse Lautrec, Reiko Brandon In my sketchbook: Shapes and vessels for jewelry and clay. How I overcome creative block: Go to my studio, clean tools, clear space, and suddenly I’m working on a new idea. Where you can see my work: AlexAndSandyAnderson.com Why I support Scalehouse: With innovation and conversation, Scalehouse is engaging the community and expanding horizons.
Board of Directors 2016–present
Profession: Teacher / Designer / Artist / Entrepreneur a.k.a. Creative Swiss Army Knife How I overcome creative block: Get on my bike. Favorite tool of the trade: Instagram Favorite Instagram accounts: @jerryoftheday, @madebackthen, @Counterprintbooks Where you can see my work: TouchExplode.com, KielFletcher.net Why I support Scalehouse: A strong arts community requires a constant influx of the contemporary to engage a greater level of conversation.
Board of Directors 2019–present
Profession: Poet; Instructor of Writing, Oregon State University Cascades Secret weapon: A pencil. Favorite tools of the trade: A pencil! Where you can see my work: ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, New Delta Review, Utterance, What Rough Beast Why I support Scalehouse: The arts are the lifeforce of a community.
Profession: Student On my creative bucket list: Write and illustrate a children’s book Secret weapon: Not sure I’ve got one … Favorite tools of the trade: Pen and paper – to make lists! Where you can see my work: @etcreative_ on Instagram Why I support Scalehouse: Art matters, stories matter, people matter- and it’s so important we continue to value and support each other
Board of Directors 2015–present
Profession: Interior Designer How I overcome creative block: Take a walk, visit a museum or gallery, have coffee with a smart, creative friend On my creative bucket list: Gehry Museum in Bilbao, Spain Favorite tool of the trade: Tape measure Where you can see my work: MarthaMurrayDesign.com Why I support Scalehouse: I love creativity and creative people—what better way to bring my passion to others and hang out with amazing, talented people.
Treasurer Board of Directors 2016–present
Profession: Residential Architect Favorite artists: Tom Waits, Alberto Giacometti, David Byrne How I overcome creative block: Come back tomorrow What inspires me: Underdogs, rejection, impossible situations In my sketchbook: My first novel Favorite tool of the trade: Ears Where you can see my work: ScottGilbride.com Why I support Scalehouse: I enjoy the challenge of helping define a young organization, and the rewards of connecting with the creative community.
Board of Directors 2019–present
Profession: Designer / Maker / Entrepreneur On my creative bucket list: Help grow Scalehouse. Secret weapon: Manipulating the box. Favorite tools of the trade: Apple iMac / Bosch PS11-102 Hex iDriver Where you can see my work: Airstream.com (Nest) Why I support Scalehouse: To place Bend on the map of creativity and culture.
Profession: Graphic Designer How I overcome creative block: Get outside, spend time with good humans, chat it out with my cat, Charlie. Secret weapon: Laughter. Favorite tools of the trade: Pencil and notebook.
Where you can see my work: HeyCharlieCreative.com Why I support Scalehouse: Art + creative thinking solves problems, pushes boundaries, and expands comfort zones. Scalehouse encourages just that.
Past Board Members
Founding Board Member
Board of Directors 2011-2017
Profession: Advocate for children and the arts Favorite artists: Mark Knopfler, Johannes Vermeer, Wendell Berry How I overcome creative block: “WIP!” (Work In Progress) Favorite Print Publications: Vanity Fair, Traditional Home, The Week Why I support Scalehouse: To help creativity in all forms to flourish here in Central Oregon, thereby enriching our cultural character as a community in unique and profound ways.
Founding Board Member
Board of Directors 2011–2018
Profession: Producer / Creative Strategist a.k.a.: Help make interesting things happen Favorite tool of the trade: Clipboard Favorite Instagram accounts: @designmilk, @ericgarcetti, @jr. Favorite artists: Yayoi Kusama, Lin Manuel Miranda, Jenny Holzer Where you can see my work: MakeGoodCreative.com Why I support Scalehouse: I’m a big believer in bringing people together based on shared interests, cultural curiosity, and creative pursuits.
Board of Directors 2017–2018
Profession: Writer / Creative Director / Brand Strategist Expertise: Translating business-speak into human-speak On my creative bucket list: Santa Fe Opera Secret weapon: Humor Favorite films: Grand Budapest Hotel, Dancer in the Dark, Life is Beautiful Where you can see my work: thisisREIDWRITES.com Why I support Scalehouse: “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” –César A. Cruz
Founding Board Member, Lifetime Trustee
Board of Directors 2011–2016
Profession: Artist / Educator / Founder of Atelier 6000 (now Bend Art Center) Favorite artists: Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Rauschenberg, Joan Mitchell, Georgia O’Keeffe In my sketchbook: A resounding dialogue of marks (drawing is my passion) Favorite tool of the trade: Pencil Where you can see my work: Bend Art Center, High Desert Art League Why I support Scalehouse: It is needed to support the expanding reasoning of arts and culture in our region.
Board of Directors 2017–2019
Profession: Retired, but formerly in the architectural and design world Where I’m from: Salt Lake City, Utah and no, I’m not a Mormon Three favorite architects: Frank Lloyd Wright, Eichler (Anshen and Allen were the architects on those houses), Frank Gehry Favorite Films: Harold and Maude, The Hunger, Frost Nixon Favorite tools of the trade: Building relationships and collaboration Why I support Scalehouse: I love helping people think outside the box to discover their own path of what the larger issue of design means to them.
We are sustained by Scalehouse Members—the artists, creative professionals, and supporters who make a difference in our world and our evolving city.
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Scalehouse is deeply grateful for the enthusiasm, trust, and financial contributions of our founding members. Please join us in thanking these creative pioneers for bringing innovative and creative programming to the Bend community.
Pamela Hulse Andrews
Holly Rodes Smithy
Our 2019 Sponsors
Hats off to the businesses and organizations that sponsor Scalehouse programming! We are deeply grateful for their support.
Bend Chamber of Commerce
Bend Furniture and Design
Cascade Business News
JL Ward/ Old Back 9
News Channel 21
Old Mill District
The Oxford Hotel
Starview / Cristy
Tin Pan Theatre