Providing artists & craftspeople with

the tools to create, promote, &

connect with new audiences.






The Professional Artists’ Resource Center is a package of services that we provide through the generous support of the Lamb Foundation. We’ve been getting the system up to speed working with a number of Pendleton artists and are now ready to make service available to a wider audience. May 2 marks our official unveiling.


The program seeks to connect with artists working in a variety of areas, from artists looking for galleries, to craftspeople looking for trade shows and fine craft venues, to DIY crafters looking for online sales opportunities, and everyone in between.


The program is based on a one-to-one approach, rather that the traditional workshop model. Whether you make an appointment with our staff or connect with another artist for peer-to-peer sharing, we want to tailor the services to your specific needs and time schedule.


For more information, call us at 541-278-9201 or email with a good time for us to call you.



Work Space

             Artists 18 and over may schedule independent study time in our painting and ceramics studios, the digital arts lab or one of our large multi-use rooms for just $5 for four hours. Time is available during regular business hours or after-hours with an additional building-use fee. Reservations are required and artists will be asked to demonstrate working knowledge of mechanized equipment before unsupervised use is permitted. 


Performance Space

             We make the Pearson Auditorium available to a wide range of musical and theatrical performing artists at a very reasonable rate. Some restrictions apply for events that are marketed to under-age audiences. 


Exhibit Space

             You can get information about the many exhibit opportunities available to you here at the Pendleton Center for the Arts here.


             We also work with local businesses and organizations to host small, one-person rotating exhibits in their offices and waiting rooms. “Alternate Spaces: Encounters with Original Art” seeks to place artwork in places where people spend time in the course of a routine day. If you would like to be included in the roster of artists we send to business owners (who then connect directly with artists), please send a one paragraph biography, a one paragraph statement about your work, up to 4 jpegs (not more than 72 dpi and 5 inches on the long side) with medium, size and another other pertinent information here with a subject line “Alternate Spaces”.


Photo Documentation Center

             Our dedicated photography space is equipped with a professional grade digital camera, tri-pod, studio lights with diffuse boxes, backdrops for 3D objects, laptop and HP photo printer (for working proofs). Artists who already possess skills in photographing their work may schedule time for $5 for hour. Artists who need assistance may schedule time with an Arts Center staff member or private contractor for small additional fee.


One-On-One Professional Development Assistance

             Whether you are looking to learn new techniques, work in new mediums or need help with the nuts and bolts of the business side of art (grant applications, resume building, packaging, marketing, etc.), we can connect you with a staff member or fellow artist for assistance. We’re working with Libraries of Eastern Oregon to use video conferencing to bring experts from outside the region into the mix. We can also help you build a blog or basic website so that you can get information about yourself and your art out into the world.


Artist and Art Venue Databases

             We invite artists to submit a profile to be added to our artist list. We’ll include links to your website or blog and your contact information, as well as listing any services that you would like to offer to other artists. You can find comprehensive listings of art venues in the region here.


Social Networking

             We invite you to become a fan of the Pendleton Center for the Arts on Facebook. Just search PendletonCenterfortheArts, find the icon of our building and sign on. You’ll get updates on events, opportunities and some special deals that are only available to our Facebook fans. You can start discussions with other artists about things like peer critiques, going in together on bulk purchases or pass along information about upcoming opportunities we might not know about.

             We can also help you set up your own Facebook page and start attracting your own fans so that you can keep them up to date on your exhibitions, new work, workshop offerings or other important information.


Online Presence and Sales

             We can help you design and maintain a basic web presence through a blog or through your own custom domain. We can even help you set up a storefront for online sales using Etsy, the place to sell all things handmade.  


Video Conferencing

             Through the Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO), we have access to video conferencing equipment that is portable and very user friendly. What this means for artists is that we can help you link up with things like art instruction, viewing of museum archives and other creative interfaces with artists and institutions outside the region.


Calls for Entry

             You can find links to regional and national calls for a wide range of artwork, as well as other opportunities and resources for artists here.




Here’s a quick look at some of the projects we’ve already done with some artists in the region...

We provided technical assistance and silk screen equipment for this artist to print boxer shorts that were given away at the 2008 Burning Man Festival.

Scanning services for large pencil drawings in preparation for digital reproduction in calendars and inkjet prints.

Photography, design assistance and printing of hang tags for craft gallery items.

A professionally equipped photography lab allows artists to take reproduction quality photos for exhibit entries, promotional materials and other opportunities. We can even arrange for studio visits.

Pendleton artist Jenny Morgan has worked to developed her papercut work from traditional motifs to representations of iconic regional landmarks and is learning to transform her designs into other mediums like silk screened note cards, t-shirts and limited edition prints. We have the technology to print designs on a wide range of materials including fabric. Recent projects include Vanessa Enos’ silk-screened muslin tea towels (sold out) and note cards.


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Must See….You can watch pre-recorded web based seminars that Jason Horejs from Xanadu Gallery in Scottdale, AZ offers here. Each seminar is 25 minutes long or so and contains great information on things like building your portfolio and more.


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