NEWS

  • THE GOOD EGG

    THE GOOD EGG

    We will all expereince tragedy in our lifetimes. Each of us will suffer it in a different way. John Rattray channelled the death of his sister, Katrina, by riding his bike on a trip he called "The Good Egg"...

    "... a small crew of epic humans joined me and we rode 100 miles to the Oregon Coast in one day. Then I woke up in a tent, went to the Lincoln City skatepark, and beat the crap out of myself until I finally stuck an Egg Plant. It wasn't the prettiest Egg that's ever been done but the photo looks decent. Video and photo coming soon. Meantime, the fund is still open for donations to SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)." — John Rattray

    He's raising money to help others with a disease that can be disabling and sometimes deadly. But you can help. Donate at John's page. Then, please pause and take a look around — I'm sure you know someone with depression. Talk with them about it. Help lift the stigma attached to mental health. It's important to many, myself included. — Jenkins

    Photo: The Johns, Rattray and Cardiel, just before the launch. Patch by artist, Jon Horner.
  • MOVING MARKS

    Plans are under way for the 2nd stop of Marks; a Black and White Exhibition. The first stop at Seeing Things Gallery in San Jose was a great success and we're now in the process of recruiting ten new artists to join the roster for the second show of the series. More info on location and dates coming soon. If you're interested in submitting samples of your own work for possible inclusion in the traveling exhibition, email us. Black and white work only.

    The catalog for exhibition #1 is avalable in the Bend Store. Artwork from show #1 is available for purchase on the Seeing Things website.

    Video shot by Jai Tanju of Seeing Things.
  • FOCUS

    FOCUS

    If you are reading this now, welcome to the newest version of our site. You can call this the beta edition (bendpress 7.0) of Bend Press, as there is a lot left to be done. But we are working diligently, daily, to make this a better home for all FOBs (Friends of Bend). Click around and let us know what you think. Any problems you find, or things you would change, don't hold back — email Jenkins, web lackey, with your thoughts. Gracias.

  • MARKS

    MARKS

    If you missed the premiere of Marks; A Black and White Exhibition at the Seeing Things Gallery in San Jose, you can still get the show catalog from Bend — BP#26 — in the Bend Store. Interviews and art by the exhibition participants; James Jarvis, Travis Millard, Evan Hecox, Michael Sieben, Henry Jones, Randy Laybourne, Nathan Lewis, John McGuire, Jason Polan and Andy Jenkins. On sale for $8.00.

  • ASK THE DUST

    ASK THE DUST

    Look what we found amonst our many shelves of dusty archives, buried behind our stack of publishing awards... a box of Mike Daily's novel, Valley, Bend Press #15, originally released in 1998. We're excited, to say the least. Watch for more detailed images of its unique prose and layout on the Bend site soon. Mike, a box of them are headed your way.

    Little know fact; a section of Valley is illustrated by Evan Hecox.

  • ON ITS WAY

    ON ITS WAY

    Bend project #25, What Happened, is dropping on January 20th. Take a look at it here.

  • THE CAR

    THE CAR

    Can you name any of these youngsters? There are a couple of Bend B Team members in and on there.

    Photo shot in 1986, the year of Bend's birth, by Windy Osborn in Torrance, California.