Bend Art Center
PLAYA artists present monthly at Bend Art Center thanks to an ongoing collaboration between the two organizations. PLAYA, in turn, offers residencies to the winners of two of the Bend Art Center’s annual competitive exhibitions as well as the winner of its member exhibit. For more information on those residency opportunities contact PLAYA here.
Bend Art Center is located at 550 SW Industrial Way #180, Bend, OR 97702.
Renee Couture will present at Bend Art Center Tuesday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m.
Influenced by both the personal and the political, Renee Couture draws inspiration from the historical and social landscape of place. Using her own rural community as a starting point, I articulate the complexity and range of the public’s relationship with their nearby landscape.
Couture graduated from Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA) with a BA in Studio Art and Spanish. America. Couture has taught a range of art courses in children’s camps in the United States and abroad. She earned her MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, VT. Couture currently teaches art at a small community college.
Couture’s work has been exhibited nationally in group exhibitions and as a solo artist. She has received two Career Opportunity Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, and two Individual Arts Grants from the Douglas Country Cultural Coalition. Couture was a featured artist on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat, and has completed artist residencies at Jentel (Banner, WY), Playa (Summer Lake, OR), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), and Djerassi Resident Artist Program (Woodside, CA).