Rodes Smithey Studio / Gallery
Unique Gallery & Artist Workshops
Rodes/Smithey Studio in Bend is the collaboration of two very talented artists who also happen to be husband and wife. Holly Rodes Smithey has spent years bringing her creativity to life through a variety of metal, including steel, copper, and nickel. Whether the metal is given a patina or mixed with raw wood, each sculpture “lends gravity and physical properties to the spacial elements, folds, and layers as the viewer navigates the work.” Rand Scott Smithey is a painter and sculptor and enjoys the experimental quality of art. As a painter, he is interested in how paint reacts straight from the tube, as well as how it can be carved and manipulated once it is dry. His metal sculptures are lyrical in nature and he “strives to achieve a union of independent energies around a common center.” Holly and Rand also collaborate on a number of pieces, melding their two styles beautifully, and are available to create commission pieces for clients throughout the country. They offer a number of artists’ workshops in their studio throughout the year and invite you to visit their website for an upcoming list of sessions.