An epistolary is a poem written in the form of a letter. Silent epistolaries are the conscious or sub-conscious thoughts, hopes, dreams, and prayers we all experience and send out from time to time in silence. This illustrates the many things those can be within our daily lives: a sense […]

CONCEPTION This piece was a commission for a couple that recently conceived their 1st child while vacationing in Thailand. Riddled with metaphor, the 16×20 piece tells the story of conception, protection, and most importantly – – love. What do you see in it? VAN MATRE’S ETERNAL TAMBOURINE My final piece […]

For the month of November, to show my appreciation to those who gave everything, I am sending 30% of all my art profits to Wounded Warrior Project® (serving veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident due to their military service). On 1st […]

I am this year’s Jubelale artist and brought my 25 year label poster to last night’s signing at the brewery downtown to collect more signatures of past artists. During the signing someone walked off with my poster that has taken 7 months to collect signatures of the past artists. PLEASE!!! […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marie Melsheimer Jubelale Returns Featuring Artwork by Bend, Oregon’s Avlis Leumas. Deschutes Brewery’s festive winter ale to start hitting shelves this month Bend, Oregon. – 06 September 2013 – When the crispness of fall starts to fill the air, Jubelale starts to show up on shelves and […]

Grandma Caycee Mae: This was my mom’s first Mother’s Day without her mom, so I decided to surprise her that Sunday with a portrait of her mom from sometime in the late 1930’s. Kai: My wife and I went to San Diego this summer for my nephew’s fourth birthday party. […]

It was early February when I was contacted by the digital marketing team at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon to have the opportunity to create artwork for their 2013 Jubelale label. I had literally just landed in Chicago for a business trip, and happened to be wearing a Mirror Pond […]