Rental Agreement


“Studio” is Hells Canyon Group, dba Tempe Studio, “Premises” includes the studio, office, restroom facilities, kitchenette and parking areas owned by Hells Canyon Group, dba Tempe Studio; “Artist” is the person or entity renting Premises and/or equipment.


In order to confirm and hold a reservation, all rental fees must be paid in full at the time of booking on Tempe Studio Website. In the case of additional equipment / damage deposit is required, a Invoice with the full amount must be paid prior to the the time of the reservation.


Rental periods are pre-arranged at the time of booking. Artist’s rental time begins promptly at the designated starting time and ends promptly at the designated ending time of the online reservation. Studio must be cleaned and vacated by the end of the rental period. No prior drop-off and/or pick-up after completion of shoot, of equipment, props, etc. Additional fees may apply.


Cancellations of confirmed bookings will result in the following charges:

  1. 7 days or more prior to rental date – Payments refunded less 25% processing fee.
  2. 72 to 48 hours prior to rental date – Payments refunded less 50% processing fee.
  3. Less than 48 hours prior to rental date – No refunds.

All refunds will be made within 10 business days. If the Studio must cancel Artist’s reservation, Artist will be given, at Studio’s sole discretion, either rescheduling priority or a full refund. Studio is not liable for acts out of its control that affect the shoot, such as building equipment failures, power outages, weather, acts of God or emergencies.


• Artists must remain on property during entire reservation period.

• No smoking whatsoever is allowed in the building or within 20 feet of any entrance.

• All Food and Drink brought on the the Premises must be removed.

• No alcoholic beverages or non-prescription or illegal drugs.

• No one will be admitted who is drunk or under the influence of illegal substances.

• Music/voices are to be kept at reasonable levels and not contain vulgar or offensive lyrics or words.

• No pets allowed without prior consent of a Studio representative.

• Maximum of six (6) people in Artist’s party. For Larger Group Rentals (up to 20 people) Contact Us.

• No subletting is allowed for any reason.


This is a shared studio and we maintain a professional environment. Artist shall be solely responsible for the conduct and welfare of all persons in the Artist party while on Studio’s Premises. Artist agrees that a Studio representative may, at Studio’s sole discretion, be present at all times. If the representative observes or otherwise becomes aware of dangerous, pornographic, illegal or negligent practices or activities, the representative reserves the right to stop the shoot and may require Artist and Artist’s party to leave immediately. The authorities will be alerted to any illegal activities witnessed by the Studio representative. In such case no refund will be given for unused time. However, Studio and its representatives assume no responsibility to act in such cases.


Artist is solely responsible for verifying that all photographic subjects are of legal age or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Studio has no responsibility to determine or verify the age of participants in the Artist’s activities but reserves the right to demand proof of parental consent if models or photographic subjects are under the age of 18 and to end those activities if Studio becomes aware that legal age violations are occurring. Studio is not liable in the case of an invalid ID or any other form of age verification.


Studio rental fee is based on the use of strobe lighting only.


Studio agrees to provide equipment in good working order, but makes no special guarantees as to said equipment’s functionality or suitability to Artist’s purposes. Artist shall notify Studio immediately of any malfunction, damage or other issues with the equipment. There is no studio phone service provided. Artist is advised to bring a cell phone. WiFi internet service is available during the rental period. Code for access will be provided upon reservation.


Internet service provided by Hells Canyon Group, dba Tempe Studio may only used for lawful purposes. Transmission or storage of any information, data, or material in violation of ant local, state or federal law is prohibited.


Artist agrees to leave the Premises and all contents and fixtures in the same condition as they were when Artist arrived. Artist must discard all trash items in the trash bins behind the studio. All items brought to the Premises by Artist are to be removed by Artist. Items left after 7 days will be assumed abandoned and may be discarded or kept by the Studio for Studio use, with no compensation due the Artist, at the discretion of the Studio. If Artist does not return Premises to the order and cleanliness found when Artist arrived, Studio will charge at minimum a $50 cleaning fee.


Artist shall be solely responsible for any damage to Studio’s property or equipment that occurs during the time Artist or his party occupies the Premises. Artist agrees to pay reasonable additional repair costs to bring damaged equipment back to working condition. Artist agrees to pay for damage to the Premises including spills, excessive wear, marks or stains on furniture, fixtures or painted surfaces.


Studio may amend this agreement at any time based on the needs of the Studio. Studio shall have no responsibility whatsoever to Artist, Cooperative Members or Guests for the violation or non-performance by any other Artist, Cooperative Member and Guest of this agreement but shall use reasonable efforts to uniformly enforce this agreement.


Artists, Businesses, Corporations, Production Companies and other legal entities may be required, prior to rental, to present a certificate of general liability insurance naming Hells Canyon Group, dba Tempe Studio as additionally insured on the dates of the rental. If so required, Artist’s liability insurance shall be deemed primary and non-contributory insurance in the event of any claim or suit. Liability insurance shall be Commercial General Liability with a minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence & annual aggregate.


Use of Studio’s Premises and equipment is at Artist’s risk. Artist hereby agrees that Studio will not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damage, injury or loss to Artist, his party or possessions while on the Premises. Artist holds harmless and indemnifies Studio and its owners, agents, representatives, associates, officers, employees, guests and tenants against any suit, claim, loss, accident, judgment, fine, injury or damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees. This indemnification shall continue in full force and effect during and after the term of the rental for such causes arising during the term of the rental.


If the parties are unable to resolve any controversy or claim arising under this Agreement, they agree to submit the dispute or claim to binding arbitration subject to the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. This arbitration will take place in Baker County, Oregon. The parties further agree that any such controversy or claim shall be submitted to one arbitrator selected from the panels of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. Each party shall be responsible for its share of the arbitration fees in accordance with the applicable Rules of Arbitration. In the event a party fails to proceed with arbitration, unsuccessfully challenges the arbitrator’s award, or fails to comply with the arbitrator’s award, the other party is entitled to costs of suit, including a reasonable attorney’s fee for having to compel arbitration or defend or enforce the award. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may refuse to arbitrate when the dispute is for a sum less than $100. Artist shall comply in all respects with all federal, state, county, city, or other local laws, regulations and ordinances and all rules and regulations of any governmental authority, in connection with this Agreement. This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding and agreement between Studio and Artist. Any modifications of this Agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties. Any waiver of a breach or default hereunder shall not be deemed a waiver of a subsequent breach or default of either the same provision or any other provision of this Agreement. The laws of the State of Oregon shall govern this Agreement.

Updated November 1st, 2015

About Us

Tempe Studio is a Cooperative Membership and Hourly Rental Studio located on University Drive in downtown Tempe. We provide an affordable studio for everyone

~Tempe Studio~


Jim Johnson – Studio Manager

Tempe Studio
1111 W University Drive #1011
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Contact Us

Owner Contact Information:

Robert Mattox
Hells Canyon Group
203 E Main Street #163
Richland, OR 97870