Peterson Contemporary Art Gallery is the foremost CONTEMPORARY art gallery in the heart of Bend, Oregon located in a great basement space down the stairs off Oregon Ave. We strive to cultivate a welcoming environment and to connect artists and the public. The gallery is a modern dream, encouraging the creative development of artists through all different kinds of mediums and influences.  We currently have over nineteen different artists located all over the country as well Japan, to help us achieve this goal of creative development.



Tracy Knish, Art Consultant

I have a passion for fine art & fine food. My art career began in Maui, while working at the Lahaina Galleries. After relocating to Bend in 2006, I worked as an art consultant while pursuing a degree in the culinary arts from Cascade Culinary Institute. Working at Mockingbird and Peterson Contemporary Galleries gives me the good fortune to share my love of art on a daily basis and my love of food for First Fridays and special events.


Sophie Cashman, Art Consultant

The feeling that art evokes is something uniquely special. This emotion has always fascinated me, from visiting art museums, creating art myself, and professionally as an interior designer. These experiences have given me a glimpse into the beautiful moments; when someone falls in love with a work of art. Being with Peterson Contemporary Art allows myself, our clients, & the community access to world renowned artists and their work, that are sure to inspire.


Amy Conjerti, Office Manager

Art has been part of my soul my entire life.  Coming from a family of artists and creating some art myself, I love to be emersed in all forms of art; from painting and sculpture to food and music. I am currently obtaining my Bachelor's degree in art history then will be obtaining my Master's degree in Librarian Sciences with the hopes of one day becoming a museum curator.  Being at Peterson Contemporary Gallery, as well as Mockingbird, is a privilege to be able to work with some amazingly talented artists, meet wonderful art collectors and have the opportunity to be completely surrounded by the joy and beauty that art brings to Central Oregon.