We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend, founding Board member, and driving force behind Scalehouse. She was more than a master printmaker, professor and arts advocate – she pushed us to learn, to grow and most of all, to believe in ourselves. And, she will be deeply missed. 


We were fortunate to present this initiative to Pat before her passing, The Patricia Clark Studio. The Studio will honor Pat’s legacy and her original vision of Scalehouse by providing free studio space to working artists, a space for arts education programming, and a place to remember Pat. She gifted Scalehouse her collection of sketchbooks and selected arts which will be housed at the Studio.


The Patricia Clark Studio will be located next door to the Scalehouse Gallery in the Franklin Crossing Building, in the Tin Pan Alley. Scalehouse Gallery is the home to the contemporary art space presenting bold, new work by artists representing a broad range of identities and perspectives which might not otherwise be seen in Bend. The Patricia Clark Studio and Scalehouse Gallery will connect audiences to boundary-pushing ideas, the creative practice, experiences, and expressions through direct access to artists. 

The first round of Patricia Clark Studio Residency Applications are open! The residency will begin on May 1, 2022 and applications must be received by February 11.


January 20: Application Open 

February 11: Application Closes

February 14 - 28: Panel Review

March 1: Notify Artists 

April 25: Space available for move in 

May 1: Residency Begins 

August 26: Residency Ends

The Patricia Clark Studio will  provide:

  • Free space for two working artists of various disciplines

    • These artists will use the space for 4-6 months

    • These artists will be asked to:

      • 1. Deliver an artist/Scalehouse Voices talk

      • 2. Teach a workshop

      • 3. Open studio one day to the public

  • Space to conduct workshops and arts’ education opportunities

  • A location to house/archive sketch books and selected works donated  by Patricia Clark. These works will be made available to educators and students in the exploration of process, and  in tandem with arts education.

With generous support from:

About Pat:

After a celebrated career as Chair of the Art Department at California State University, Long Beach, Clark retired and brought her passion and advocacy to Bend. The master printmaker founded Atelier 6000 in 2007, a center for printmaking and book arts, and Bend Art Center. Clark quickly endeared herself to the arts community as she continued her work in uniting and building support for the community.