Fire Pits, Snow Sculptures and Ice Carvings
Fire Pit Artists
Ryan Beard, Ryan Beard Studio ”Art is the management of contrast.”
Kellen Bateman and Hunter Dahlberg are local blacksmiths whose work
represents both the functional and artistic side of the genre.They
have worked together on numerous projects and have put their talents
together, bringing fire to life.They will be providing hands on demo
throughout the BWF, as well as offering finished work for sale in the Fine
Stuart Breidenstein is best known in Bend as the jeweler, artist of Stuart
Breidenstein Designs and co-founder of The Workhouse, both in the Old Iron
James Donnell and Erin Kaye/Donnell Fabrication are a design and
production team whose work ranges from fine art painting through
sculptural and utilitarian work, typified by unusual juxtapositioning of
Bayard Fox/ Cement Elegance custom fabricator of cast concrete located in
Galen Ruud began exploring architectural design in metalwork in California
since his twenties and has lived in Bend for 5 years, in the midst of the
artistic life and also off grid.
Mathew DuBois – no bio available
Russ Leno been sculpting everything from pumpkins to snow over the last 30
odd years. Some of his adventures and accomplishments include:
Carving with the US Snow Sculpting Team, St Moritz, Switzerland; Harbin,
China and Sapporo, Japan
Competed in two international competitions sculpting 7500 pounds of ice
Michael Mackie is a pastry chef at Brasada Ranch and an culinary
instructor at Cascade Culinary Institute. He has been carving ice for 6
James Royal, a Washington native got his start in the ice sculpture
industry at West Seattle’s well known establishment – Salty’s on Alki.
Hehas traveled around the Northwest competing
and showcasing his creations at various festivals and exhibits.
Jason Waldron harnesses the innate character and beauty of materials to
communicate how we are all being shaped by the elements of life.
Bert Adams has Been sand sculpting for over 20 years. In 1996 he started
the “Sand in the City “contest which now holds competitions nationwide,
providing a venue for Masters Level sculpting. He will also be sculpting
in Ice this year.
Pauly Anderson is a contractor and artist living in Bend. He has lived and
worked in skicentric environments over 15 years, and been active in Snow
Sculpting in Aspen and Deer Valley Colorado as well as Bend.
The Caldera Kids -
Bill Cravis’ distinctions include a full fellowship to Skowhegan School of
Painting and Sculpture (2004) a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant (2006)
and a funded McKnight artist residency at Northern Clay Center, MN.
Currently, Bill Cravis lives in Bend, where he is an Assistant Professor
in the Fine Arts and Communication Department at COCC.
Lisa Donze is always looking to try different
mediums to sculpt with. I live in Olympia Washington and have enjoyed
snowboarding for the past 15 plus years and am excited to be in Bend
Oregon again this year.
David Ember aka Mr.e) is an award winning illustrator and designer
who creates images for an international clientele.
LLoyd McMullen is a multi media artist working extensively with found and
recycled objects, whose work has been shown in Brooklyn, Coos Bay,Seattle,
Atlanta, and Bend. One whimsical example of yarn bombing , a knit tree,
can be seen in front of Gossamer Knitting in Bend.
Kevin Schwarting is inspired by winter landscapes and summertime fishing
in icy rivers, Schwarting is an artist who specializes in outdoor
recreation. A native of Chicago, Schwarting spent ten years in Montana
before moving to Bend, Oregon in the spring of 2011.