(Artwork above: Phoebe at Bluebird by Ian Factor) Franklin Crossing features Ian Factor’s paintings, The Baristas of Bend, August 30 to September 30. The artist will attend the public opening on September 7 from 5-8pm. On Friday, September 14 from 4-7pm, Factor presents a live, portrait painting demonstration in the Franklin Crossing Atrium. He will…

(Artwork above: Luminous drawing by Katherine Taylor) Stay cool this First Friday by visiting some local galleries and businesses for artwork and artist receptions. View our complete listing of exhibits, receptions and displays for the month of August. Alleda Real Estate 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1 • alledarealestate.com Watercolor might be an unlikely media for…

(Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Newbold) Using a warm and colorful palette, Jacqueline Newbold’s watercolor paintings often depict the dramatic skies over the Oregon Cascade Mountains, fields of red poppies, or charming European café scenes. Much of Newbold’s inspiration comes from her travels. She takes along a few painting supplies and her art journal, exploring imaginative…

(Artwork above: Hummingbird Feast by Susan Busik) The Oxford Hotel presents Susan Basic’s colorful acrylic paintings Magical Reality, continuing through August 31. Busik’s whimsical, intricately patterned paintings allegorically express her Mexican cultural heritage. In the tradition of Mexican Folk Art, the artist reveals the perceived world through magical elements. Mystical, yet realistic, renderings of juniper trees in…

(Artwork above by Mark Shelton) Mark Shelton creates intense color fields and textures by layering bits of exotic papers in the construction of his Native American subjects.  His distinct collages are further enhanced with boldly applied acrylics.  Mark’s pieces reflect moments of traditional identity—offering a prayer, weaving a blanket, reflecting upon sacred waters. Born and…