Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Suite 1. www.alledarealestate.com
Featuring the work of artist Danny Hughes. Each Hughes painting is created using old, antiquated pages from a collection of books from around the world. He then takes pieces of paper that have been aging outside, in the elements, for over eight years. He layers the two together to create a backdrop for what’s to come. After many coats of sealant, to protect the aged paper and book pages, he hand paints the Image with black acrylic paint, seals the painting again before splashing it with resin.
Additional elements used frequently are oxidized copper, varying stages of rust and metallic. Finally, Danny likes to use a liquid gold leaf and splashes it across the bottom of each of his painting. This, for him, represents the Energy that we all need to connect with, in every moment. Danny currently creates in his Bend studio. His work is shown in galleries and shows across the U.S and Canada and was recently selected to take part in a World Wide Biennale Competition in Florida where he received honorable mention out of over 1,000 top artists. www.DannyHughes.com
Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin
Remembrance featuring Sheila Dunn, Courtney Holton, Shayleen Macy and Kim Randleas. The exhibit, celebrating Native American imagery.
Bend artist Sheila Dunn notes, “The Earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.” She exhibits her painting of Chief Joseph, part her Resistance Series featuring individuals, current and past, who shaped our “cultural landscape through their steadfast resistance of oppression.”
Chief Joseph, leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain band of Nez Pierce, valiantly resisted his people’s removal from their sacred land in Wallowa Valley (northeastern Oregon).” A portion of all her sales goes to the American Civil Liberties Union toward their mission of justice.
Courtney Holton, native Oregonian, shows painted photographic portraits of Native Americans of the Cayuse Tribe, of Rosa Paul of the Walla Walla Tribe, both of northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington, and others. His portrait series arises from the “beauty and power portrayed in these photographs — the desire to remember and to respect.”
Each portrait has a story and the artist’s “…long term objective of the series is to pair archival tribal photographs with portraits of living relatives photographed by tribal artists, then painted large scale for display across the U.S.” The artist displayed work in the U.S., Turkey, Belgium, Switzerland and France, and at the Gallerie Expression Libre in Paris continuously for over ten years.
Shayleen Macy, a Wasco of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, began her artistic journey as a child in the powwow culture. With family guidance, she began making the colorful and intricate bead appliqué items worn in dance and ceremony.
Later, at the University of Oregon, she completed a BFA in Printmaking which included her Thesis show, Dream 28, in 2014. Her art then focused on the dynamic relationships of Native American and non-Native American people with Native American cultures, both past and present. Macy now works on Wasco and Warm Springs traditional style regalia and heirloom pieces. In her imagery, she acknowledges her Ancestors and continues to explore contemporary
Kim Randleas creates artwork reflecting her quiet, soft-spoken nature. An artist from childhood, early inspiration included “Techniques of the Artists of the American West” with classic paintings by Frederic Remington, N.C. Wyeth, Grace Hudson and others.
In 2014 she began experimenting with acrylic paints and transitioned to oil in late 2015. A Pendleton Round-Up trip that year marked a turning point. Drawn by the spirit of the drumming and dancing of The Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation, American Indian people began to make their way into her heart and her paintings.
Her Native American portraits derive from a deep reverence for a people that barely survived cultural genocide. Randleas resides in her home town, Canyon City, Oregon, nestled at the base of Canyon Mountain.
During First Friday, Noi Thai serves wine and appetizers and the Tommy Leroy Trio performs jazz. Billye Turner, art consultant (email@example.com), organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing
A6 Studio & Gallery
550 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 180, 541-330-8759 www.atelier6000.com
Five A6 artists, each using a different process, hint at the breadth of printmaking in Printing the Gamut. Bend artists Paula Bullwinkel, Barbara Hudin, Adell Shetterly, Jeanette Small and Julie Winter share series of prints created with (respectively) photopolymer, ImagOn, monotype, linocut and electro-etch.
As Central Oregon’s only publicly-accessible print studio, A6 teaches a wide variety of creative expression within printmaking. Notes Executive Director, Dawn Boone, “Printmaking is an extremely broad art form, and within it artists can find processes that closely connect to drawing, collage, painting, and photography. There are so many ways to work within printmaking. Artists can find a process that feels familiar while also pushing the envelope.”
In Printing the Gamut not only do the printmaking processes vary from artist to artist, but each artist’s approach to image-making also differs. Bullwinkel and Small begin with detailed drawings. Hudin uses processing code to create mathematically-based imagery. Shetterly works in a painterly fashion on plates with little or no permanent marks. Winter marries electro-etched metal plates with hand-carved woodcuts to produce a print with both intaglio and relief printing.
The artists will give a group Art Talk in the A6 gallery on Friday, April 14 at 6pm. Admission to the talk is $5.
Also on display in April, A6 artist member Chris Menzel displays recent woodcuts. Menzel will be printing in the A6 studio during First Friday from 5-7pm.
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
821 NW Wall St., 541-383-7600
Featuring Lindsey Roderick, a self-taught artist, born and raised in Central Oregon. Her original acrylic paintings are inspired by her Native American Heritage and the profound landscape of her home. Please join us to meet this exceptional artist and enjoy complimentary appetizers and wine.
City Walls at City Hall
710 NW Wall St., www.bendoregon.gov/abc
City Walls at City Hall, an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission, exhibition features a show entitled Artists Who Teach will open First Friday April 7. Several local middle school, high school and college educators will be featured, presenting works in a variety of media.
115 NW Minnesota Ave.,
Mexican folk art, Latin American textiles and David Marsh furniture.
Desperado Boutique, Old Mill District
330 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541-749-9980
Featuring Bend artist Barbara Slater who is inspired by the “out west” way of life and cowboy culture with a touch of city glitz. Painting oils with energy and spirit, this artist’s pigmentation is rich and succulent, while her brushwork is bold and responsive. www.barbaraslater.com.
Feather’s Edge Finery
113 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-306-3162, www.thefeathersedge.com
Our shop features functional, well crafted, handmade goods from Bend& beyond. We always have fun, new items featured for First Friday. Featuring Dorothy Holmes original art ranging from contemporary acrylics to unique bird paintings using acrylics and India ink. All pieces created in Bend where she lives with her three dogs. She was recently honored in gallery showing in New York in March for international women’s month.
Jeffrey Murray Photography
118 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-325-6225, www.jeffreymurrayphotography.com
Jeffrey Murray Photography features American landscape and fine art images captured by Bend nature photographer, Jeffrey Murray. Visit and enjoy a visual adventure of illuminating light and captivating panoramas from scenes in Central Oregon and across North America.
John Paul Designs Custom Jewelry + Signature Series
1006 NW Bond St., www.johnpauldesigns.com
Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals.
Junque in Bloom,
50 SE Scott St.
Up-Cycle display by SageBrushers watercolorists. Featured will be recycled watercolor paintings.
Karen Bandy Design Jeweler
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 5, 541-388-0155, www.karenbandy.com
Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy is Central Oregon’s only national/international award-winning jewelry designer, specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and always very wearable. They fit the Central Oregon lifestyle, are made for each individual personally, and are always one-of-a-kind. Bandy is also an abstract painter.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30-5, First Fridays, and by appointment at other times.
Layor Art + Supply
1000 NW Wall St.,
Ste 110, 541-322-0421, www.layorart.com
Eva Ferrell’s Art Show, a special event, which is honoring Eva who died at the tender age of 9. She was born with severe cerebral palsy & overcame the odds through art. This event will be the culmination of a documentary. Superability.com
Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Old Mill District, second story loft
The Lubbesmeyer twins offer a range of work created in fiber and paint. Through the twins’ collaborative process, they distill literal imagery into vivid blocks of color and texture, creating an abstracted view of their surroundings. Working studio / gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday.
869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107
SpiritJourney, a two-person show for Hib Sabin and Peter Wright. Please join us as we celebrate their talents and show off their beautiful new works. We will be serving wine and cheese and will have music by Rich Hurdle
Sabin, creates masks, spirit sticks, spirit bowls and boats, often incorporating wolves, owls, ravens, bearsand eagles into his art pieces.“I am very interested in transformation, the interaction of humans with the spirit of nature,” he says.
In 2000, Wright was introduced to the world of art glass. He was completely ‘drawn in and seduced by hot glass’ and that same year he began studying at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. “I am fascinated by the endless possibilities this material has to offer.”
10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436
Kelly Thiel’s, Stories of Women, acrylic on canvas thru April 23. The artist will attend the champagne opening on First Friday.
Thiel’s art features women’s stories as personal, visual narratives. She notes that “I am often intrigued by the human face and all it can silently say. It can tell our stories with just a sideways glance or a lift of an eyebrow.”
The artist speaks about Unstoppable, a painting in the current exhibit that depicts the spirit of a strong woman, “She was born into a certain role in society but rejects it; in fact, she can’t imagine anything more stifling.” Thiel notes that in life this woman, an adventurer at heart, longs for a life-changing journey in the wild, awaiting the right time.
Having painted and sculpted faces for more than a decade, the artist avows there are many more human expressions to share. She speaks to another image on display, Moving Forward, “…a self-portrait of sorts that portrays starting over. One door may close but leads to another opening. Do not fret over the past — enjoy it for what it is — the building blocks of your life. It created you, gave you the strength to move on…a strength that enters the spirit and body, enabling you to look forward to the future with insightful knowledge.”
The lobby exhibition is open during all hours. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the Oxford Hotel exhibition schedule with info at 503-780-2828, firstname.lastname@example.org.
101 NW Minnesota Ave.
SageBrushers artists Hazel Reeves & Kendra West. Hazel likes to work on large canvases, add abstract imaging with realistic and use both visual and tactile textures. She achieves textures in many instances with multimedia using her hands, died paper, rice paper and found paper.
Kendra is fascinated with the amazing world of watercolor. She likes to experiment with different styles or subjects and is drawn to trying new techniques.
206 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 1, 541-633-7148
Presenting second installment in quarterly shows, Spring Exhibition, a one-person show for New Mexico artist Kim Goldfarb. Please join us as we celebrate this fresh offering at this contemporary gallery. We will be serving wine and cheese and Kim will be in attendance to answer any questions. Thru June.
Goldfarb started out pursuing a painting career but in the early ‘90s she changed direction in her art endeavors and began working in figurative sculpture. In 2008 Goldfarb switched gears again and began experimenting with glass sculpture. When she found that process too slow and tedious to satisfy her she returned to painting.
Since 2009 she has been painting in earnest, producing a body of work that focuses on the human figure and human emotions.
Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave.
Red Chair sixth annual Emerging Artists show features student works from Bend, Mountain View and Summit High Schools. Everything from paintings, fashion design, glasswork and more can be seen. All works are for sale and voting for People’s Choice Awards will happen during First Friday celebrations. Come in to see the Gallery’s newest temporary members!
Sage Custom Framing and Gallery
834 NW Brooks Street, 541-382-5884, www.sageframing-gallery.com
Featuring work of local artist, Linda Shelton. Creative Eclecticism is the chosen title for this group of works, and a perfect title it is! Sheldon experiments in many different art media, joyfully discovering what each has to offer. Although watercolor is her favorite, she continues to explore all art media in a wide range of projects.
“I sail on my imagination in all that I do. It guides and drives me to capture that spark of humor or sense of respect I hold for nature both whimsical and otherwise. I find working with watercolor excites and challenges me. I love how it mingles in the most extraordinary ways. All subjects for my paintings are eclectic. I paint to convey a story. Imagination, what
a wonderful gift.”
Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond Street, Bend
Carissa Glenn, 541-312-2001, Carissa@Townshendstea.com
Printmaker Rosemary Cohen’s prints are informed by ground and aerial western landscapes. Cohen displays richly textured and layered etchings and monotypes utilizing stencils and a variety of texturing techniques to create a sense of pattern and depth in her work. The repetitive nature of printmaking creates cohesiveness in each piece, and the collage allows the creation of a unique image every time.
Tumalo Art Company,
Old Mill District.
Earth Song, a show of new paintings by Marty Stewart. As a landscape painter, whether en plein air, or in her studio, Stewart has found that the earth sings to her, or perhaps whispers at times, or calls loudly. Over the years of painting land, sea and sky — rivers, mountains and forests, she has come to attribute a unique voice to these various elements of nature. Having won numerous awards for her soft pastels, she is now working in acrylic as well and will present two landscapes in this medium.
Willow Lane Artist’s Creative Space
400 SE Second St., Ste. 2, 541-241-8991, www.willowlanearts.com
McKenzie & Adam Mendel host First Friday with drinks and merriment and live demo from resident artist and Willow co-founder McKenzie. She will be making one of her one-of-a-kind necklaces.
The Wine Shop,
55 NW Minnesota Ave.
Photographs by SageBrushers artists Kay Larkin and Sonja Runar. Kay has combined a career in biology with photography. She likes to experiment with shadows and optical phenomena. Her purpose is to share the beauty that surrounds us all. Sonja’s focuses on the natural world and how a landscape can transform from one moment to the next as it is exposed to ever changing light.