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A World Worth Looking at: Photography at Oregon Online Show and Auction 2020

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A World Worth Looking at: Photography at Oregon Online Show and Auction 2020


This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s arts review program.

As of this week, Oregon public spaces are cautiously opening up. People are putting their heads cautiously out their doors, still not trusting the quarantine is over, and maybe it is, and maybe it isn’t.


But in spite of the best efforts of all these millions of housebound folks, the internet hasn’t broken, so your computer is still the best and safest place to see art. Today, I’d like to direct your attention to our own local Photography at Oregon online show and auction.

Credit Roseanne Olson

I’ll tell you what caught my eye, but only you know what you love. I am an unabashed lover of mystical landscapes, so I put my bid on Rich Bergeman’s black and white image of a path curving along the ecotone between meadow and forest, disappearing into a luminous spot of distant light.

I call these beckoning road images “The Dusky Path of a Dream,” and I’m just crazy about them.

They call forth my gypsy soul and make my feet want to wander. You love that, too? Feel free to outbid me! Bidding war? Yes, please!

Credit Susie Morrill

I’ve talked about Sandi O’Brien’s glowing infrared landscapes before, and she has two here. Even with the word “red” in it, these are black and white landscapes; my eye is drawn particularly to an epically twisted tree she captured with dramatic light at Arches National Park.


Roseanne Olson is here, too, also known as a master of beautiful lighting. This image of a woman’s graceful torso rising out of a blue pool shows how she makes the ordinary extraordinary.

There are ravens and wolves and portraits, oh my. Please Google “Photography at Oregon” auction and dive deep into this rich show--and with bids starting as low as $75, support your local artists and bid on something you love! 

The event closes June 1.


Viz City is co-produced by Terry Way and Sandy Brown Jensen.


Terry Way has been hosting Viz City, KLCC's visual arts review program, since 2000. Terry hosts the show with Sandy Brown Jensen.
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