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Artists sought for garden proposal

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture (PMRCAA) in Sisters is seeking proposals for a signature garden space that is inspired by a quilt design. Proposals are sought from local Central Oregon quilt makers, artists and/or designers experienced with quilt patterns.

Proposals for the 2021 growing season are due February 12 and selection will be made by February 28. The garden, located at Pine Meadow Ranch, will be a 20-by-20-foot bed with ‘quilt-blocks’ no smaller than 12 inches to be designed out of plants and flowers. Planting for this growing season will begin in early March. Proposals that include time towards implementation of the garden are encouraged. Implementation will be lead by the PMRCAA’s garden manager.

While the Garden Bed Quilt program will be a permanent asset at PMRCAA, the plantings within the bed will be changed annually for new artists. Every year signage with the title and designer’s name will be placed near the bed — along with other celebratory and programming activities planned. Garden Bed Quilt press will highlight the chosen designer every year. A stipend of $250 will also be awarded to the finalist.

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture is located on the historic Pine Meadow Ranch, a 260-acre working ranch in Sisters. The vision of PMRCAA is to connect sustainable agriculture, conservation arts and sciences, with traditional and contemporary crafts and skills integral to ranching life including: metal, glass, wood and leather work, ceramics, fibers and textiles, writing, painting and drawing, photography and music.

In addition to providing grant services to rural communities and tribal regions throughout the state of Oregon, the Roundhouse Foundation operates Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture in Sisters. For more information about the Foundation or PMRCAA visit


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