SBR '20 Event Information
This year marks the 42nd Sagebrush Rendezvous. For the past 42 years this charitable event has showcased northwest artists with wine and cheese tasting raising over $400,000 to date. The art show proceeds were originally used to assist with the unfunded costs of local schools and other charitable causes. Since then, the program has greatly benefited many not for profit organizations throughout Klamath County. This year the SBR '20 will be the sole fundraiser for Klamath-Lake CARES, the areas only child abuse intervention and prevention program.
In 2009 the Exchange Club of Klamath Falls assumed the formal event responsibilities and is continuing many of the same excellent venue that Wayne Snoozy directed for 30 years. The club continued to expand the original theme to also include many different genres of art, inviting more regional artists to personally show their works, providing local beer, wine, cheese, and bread tasting on both days and a quick draw contest on Saturday. 2018, in partnership with the Exchange Club of Klamath Falls, Sky Lakes Foundation formally assumed responsibilities for planning and conducting this tremendous fundraiser and plans on continuing this event for years to come.
Chuck was raised in East Africa on the plain of the Serengeti National Park and the jungles of West Africa where he first began drawing. He was artistically inspired by his father who was an incredible nature photographer with an eye for uncanny composition. After leaving Africa he settled in California. After a 21 year career flying helicopters for the US Army and US Coast Guard where he traveled the world continually inspired by the world around him. In 2002 Chuck officially began his career as an artist.
He is primarily self taught, except for regular attendance at plein air oil painting workshops with a variety of renowned oil painters. Plein Air [on location] is where Chuck is able to capture the essence and spirit of the environment on canvas. He travels extensively painting on location around the country. He also paints in his studio using his own photographs or from memory. He especially enjoys the application and tactile quality of thick oil paint with bring expressive color and visible brushstrokes.