Scalehouse is committed to providing programming that’s accessible yet provocative, extraordinary yet inclusive, and always with an eye toward a better future — this starts with supporting artists and creative workers and finding ways for all communities to have equitable access to the arts. Race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability and economic disparities have excluded many from participating in arts and cultural events, and due to impacts of COVID-19, many in our community are living with financial hardships right now and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Scalehouse is committed to breaking down these barriers to enhance cultural equity, removing financial barriers and continuing to amplify voices that have been historically underrepresented.
Miguel Ángel Herrada
board of directors
Jenny Malone, Chair
Dan Ling, Vice Chair
Martha Murray, Treasurer
René Mitchell, Executive Director
Lana Bannow, Advancement & Operations Director
Lauren Seiffert, Gallery Manager
Marley Weedman, Social Media Manager
Kelley Vernon, Programming & Gallery Associate
founding board members
Pat Clark, Founding Board Member, Visionary, Co-founder
Sandy Anderson, Founding Board Member, Visionary, Co-founder
Alex Anderon, Founding Board Member, Visionary, Co-founder
René Mitchell, Founding Board Member, Co-founder
Cristy Lanfri, Founding Board Member
Dave Fox, Founding Board Member
Elizabeth Quinn, Founding Board Member
As part of our continued learning around Land Acknowledgements, Scalehouse would like to acknowledge that we are currently on stolen land. Those of us in Central Oregon live and work in the traditional homelands of the Confederation of Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute Native American Tribes. It is essential we recognize that the Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute peoples signed treaties under great duress and grave threat. We are thus responsible for the past and current violence that Indigenous people face.
Scalehouse shapes our shared future through creativity, collaboration, and conversation.
We believe that our future presents complex challenges and opportunities, not just benefiting from creativity but requiring it. Throughout the year, we convene diverse thinkers for in-depth discussion, artistic expression, and hands-on collaboration. Scalehouse promotes collaborations through a multidisciplinary and contemporary lens, encompassing visual and performing arts, architecture and design, film and storytelling, conceptual art and activism. From exhibitions to talks to the annual Bend Design conference, our programs catalyze a creative synthesis that’s impossible in isolation.
Scalehouse is for artists, creative thinkers, civic and business leaders, scientists and engineers, teachers and students, concerned citizens—anyone who feels a responsibility to help shape the future through creativity. We are committed to programming that’s accessible yet provocative, extraordinary yet inclusive, and always with an eye toward a better future for all of us.
Scalehouse is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our programming is supported by sponsors, grants, and membership fees and we are governed by our Board of Directors and aided by committed volunteers. Tax ID number is: 46-2888758.