Peterson Contemporary Art Gallery is the foremost CONTEMPORARY art gallery in the heart of Bend, Oregon now located in the Franklin Crossing Building on the corner of Bond Street and Franklin Avenue. 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 thirty-three artists located locally as well as all over the country and Japan and Italy to help us achieve this goal of creative cohesiveness.



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.


Tom Prater, Art Consultant

Painting and playing music has been my life since the early 90's. I received my B.S in Marketing and B.F.A. in Oil Painting from the University of Idaho. From residing in Taos NM, Marin County, CA and most recently Sun Valley, ID, I have gathered knowledge of the artworld through working with interior designers, set designers and videographers and exhibiting my own work in multiple galleries. My goals are to share the rich experience of art with as many people as possible. Working at Peterson Contemporary is giving me that opportunity.


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 Art, as well as Mockingbird Gallery, 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.


Jim and Nathalie Peterson, Owners

Jim and Nathalie have been active in the art industry for over 30 years. Their ceaseless passion and dedication has cultivated a uniquely fantastic collection of artists. Resting on their laurels has never been their style, and they're constantly striving to make Peterson Contemporary Art an inviting artistic experience that challenges itself to be better.