Pendleton Teen Artist Sells First Piece to Major Collector

In Art by Jessica Curtis

Two abstract pieces created by Alysha de Martinez, 15, are now part of Jordan D. Schnitzer’s extensive art collection. Schnitzer traveled to Pendleton on Friday, March 16, 2018 to attend the opening of Louise Bourgeois: Selections from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at the Pendleton Center for the Arts. It was there that he met de Martinez and first experienced her art, on display in a smaller gallery.

“I was extremely impressed with the quality of her acrylics and collages — so impressed that I bought two of them,” Schnitzer said. “Equally impressive was her maturity, her demeanor and her confidence in herself.”