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We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend, founding Board member, and driving force behind Scalehouse, Patricia Clark. 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. She gifted Scalehouse her collection of sketchbooks and selected arts which are housed at the Studio, and available to view or rent. Learn more about renting or viewing Pat's journals here.


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. The Artist in Residency Program is in-person, in Bend, Oregon. Scalehouse does not cover living expenses or provide a stipend. Creatives of all mediums are welcome to apply.

The Patricia Clark Studio is 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. 

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.

Maija Kellner-Rode:

Maija is a painter, illustrator, writer, dancer, maker and mentor. Growing up in Alaska, Momma Earth became her main muse from a young age. Living in such a wild and untamed place gave her an undeniable appreciation and love for our planet and the deep knowing that our Earth heals. From solstice to solstice, as the seasons change, she is inspired by Earth’s broad landscapes and micro eco systems. Each reality birthing new life full of color and texture. Flora continuously emerges throughout her art in metaphor. Finding inspiration from found objects in nature, stringing them together to make mobiles, wall hangings and collage.


Maija’s creative practice is rooted in the somatic and intuitive realm. Where mindfulness, messiness and the body intersect. There is no right or wrong. Using layers of color and texture, scribbling over and etching away; she explores her surrounding environments, her mental, emotional, physical and spiritual states. Self reflection, curiosity & personal development guide her process. The past, present and future collide as she scrubs away at layers of paint previously applied while reapplying fresh coats of possibility. Constantly aware of her response from the previous artistic choice; Maija strives to create interdependent art work, each choice dependent on the next to create a whole. Through creative exploration, she unravels the nuances of joy, struggle and the invisibility she feels in her queer identity as a cis-femme queer woman, her connection to her Latvian and Jewish heritage, and to the trauma and grief centered around her relationship to her father and his passing.

Maija recently relocated to Bend to be closer to family in 2021. She is currently enrolled in the Expressive Arts and Somatic Therapy Certificate program through Tamalpa Institute and is the owner and designer behind Maija Rebecca Hand Drawn, a paper goods and design company.

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Erin Bodfish:

Erin Bodfish is a painter, florist, and writer based in Oregon. Her work is largely influenced by the conceptual deconstruction of traditional methods of painting, and the use of the body as a tool in art making. She is drawn to the use of raw materials, and conceptually focuses on the in-materials, those materials in which we do not see. Bodfish completed her dual Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Studies and Masters of Arts in Critical Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Oregon State University along with a minor in applied visual arts focused in painting. Bodfish is currently an instructor of Art and Art History at Oregon State-Cascades in Bend, OR.

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Our March - August 2023 Residents are Maija Kellner-Rode and Erin Bodfish! Learn more below.

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