4-Peterson-OctNovOctober/November 2015 Contest

Owner, Mockingbird Gallery — Bend, OR

“I started in the art business in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1988, working for the May Gallery and May Gallery Fine Art Auctions,” says Jim Peterson. “What started out as a temporary position as their registrar/receiving and shipping clerk ended up lasting a full 20 years. During that time I was fortunate enough to be involved in many aspects of the business, including display, advertising, marketing, and sales. It was a great education. In 2007, my wife, Nathalie, and I left Scottsdale behind for Bend, Oregon, along with our two children, Jesse and Sophia. We were fortunate enough to get an opportunity to purchase the Mockingbird Gallery from the original owner, Pamela Claflin. She owned the gallery for 17 years prior to selling, and we’ll be celebrating our eighth year as owners of Mockingbird this coming May. We currently carry 42 wonderful artists from near and far and very much look forward to doing business here in Central Oregon for many years to come.” mockingbird-gallery.com

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