50 Scott Street
Sparrow Bakery, Stuarts of Bend, The Workhouse, Cindercone Clay Center, The Cube and Cement Elegance. Special Last Saturday March 26, 6-10pm with Furniture Flip Design Challenge. Free to attend, donations welcome.
Armature is a diverse collective of artists brought together by the common thread of expression. Paint, ink, pencils, photographs, dance and words are the underlying structure, or armature if you will, used to produce the language with which we speak.
112 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-419-6463
Painter, Barbara Slater.
Bend Senior Center
1600 SE Reed Market Rd.
Wonderful exhibit provided by SageBrushers Art Society artists.
Blue Spruce Pottery
20591 Dorchester E., 541-382-0197
Beautiful handmade stoneware for baking, cooking, serving and beautifying your home. All pottery is made one at a time on a potter’s wheel and is lead free, ovenproof, microwave and dishwasher safe.
Friends of The Bend Libraries
Themed exhibition The Four Seasons thru March 7.
Denise at 541-350-8039.
Broken Top Club
62000 Broken Top Drive, www.highdesertartleague.com
High Desert Art League artists Jacqueline Newbold and Janice Rhodes, March into Art March 18 to April 15. Their show opens with Jazz Night and an Artist’s Reception, plus a complimentary wine-tasting, on Friday, March 18 from 5-7pm at Broken Top Club.
This show features Newbold’s watercolors based on her many travels that give her a never-ending source of artistic inspiration. She says, “I am a traveler and an artist and I love mixing the two!” Jacqueline conducts group painting trips to places such as Provence, France and Hood River, Oregon and teaches watercolor classes in her Tumalo Studio. She is an author (Cloth-Paper-Scissors Magazine, Watercolor Journeys) and arts educator.
Rhodes is a pastel artist with a fondness for encaustics pantings that have a penchant toward realism. She says, “Most of my paintings are now encaustics which is the ancient art of wax painting. It is a challenging art form but the colors are glorious.” Janice puts her contemporary spin on her encaustics to the delight of her fans. The end result is often a surprise even for the artist. She still paints in pastels and attends a figure drawing class weekly.
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way, 541-383-7700, www.cocc.edu
Photographs by Central Oregon Community College’s advanced photography students will be shown in an exhibit Film Me in the Rotunda Gallery of the Barber Library on the Bend Campus. There will be a reception from 4-6pm on March 10. The exhibit continues thru March 31. According to instructor Paula Bullwinkel, this contemporary show allows the artists to share their unique interpretation of their experience in the today’s world.
Circle of Friends Art & Academy
19889 Eighth St., 541-706-9025
Featured artists Dori Kite, Jacqueline Newbold and Troy Payne on display thruout March. The public is invited to join the COFA family at a reception in honor of the March featured artists on Saturday, March 5 from 4-7pm. The Gallery is home to over 120 working artists.
Des Chutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave., www.deschuteshistory.org
Features exhibits that allow you to explore Deschutes County prehistory; area Native American tribal history, early exploration and fur trapping, homesteading the High Desert, logging and Forest Service history and life throughout Deschutes County over the years.
DeWilde Art & Glass
321 SW Powerhouse, 541-419-3337. Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm
Handmade stained glass windows, doors and hanging works of art.
High Desert Museum
59800 S Hwy. 97, www.highdesertmuseum.org
Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants. Featuring macro photography of ants by Mark W. Moffett and organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, this exhibit provides up-close views of these tiny creatures.
Rain, Snow or Shine. From rain to shine to snow to hail weather plays a large role in how we live our everyday lives. Tough by Nature showcases artist Lynda Lanker’s passion for the American West and the women who have shaped it. Thru July 17.
Sage Grouse: Icon of the Sagebrush Sea follows on the heels of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s determination to list the bird under the Endangered Species Act. Thru April 24.
Natural Edge Furniture
135 NE Norton Ave., 541-728-3555
Kelly Thiel, Natural Edge’s next quarterly artist. Thru March.
Originally from the Southeast, Kelly now makes her home in Bend where, in addition to being a full-time artist, she is one of the owners and managers of The Wilds, a co-working and artist studio space.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in many private collections. Kelly has also been featured in several magazines and books, such as The Crafts Report and 500 Figures. In 2014, she taught at The Bascom in North Carolina, and was a guest artist at East Tennessee State University.
Natural Edge Furniture is a workshop and show room known for its clean, modern designs, utilizing natural edge slabs and sleek steel bases. All wood is sourced from the northwest and is salvaged, recovered or recycled. A proud member of Bend’s Maker’s District, Natural Edge supports other Central Oregon artists and designers by hosting a quarterly artist.
Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery
2075 NE Wyatt Court
Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950
Featuring photography by Patricia Oertley and jewelry by Marianne Prodehl thru March.
19007 Innes Market Rd., 541-280-5635
Showing mixed media, paintings, metalwork and sculpture from Randy and Holly Smithey.
SageBrushers Art Society
117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend
New Member Show starting March 8. Reception Saturday, March 19, 2-4pm.
St. Charles Medical Center – Bend
2500 NE Neff Rd.
St. Charles Art in the Hospital will be hosting two separate areas. First floor West to Hallway of HeARTs and second floor surrounding the cafeteria and main elevator from lobby.
Please come visit us for lunch in our great cafeteria and amble around the art shows soon. We always have fantastic local artists who have shown in nearly every gallery in the Bend, Redmond and Tumulo areas.
We love our artists! If you are an artist, send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
400 SE Second St., Ste. 2,
McKenzie Mendel, 541-410-9225
Jay Carlton showing his new body of work thru March. His work is a collage of images he makes with colored pencil, acrylic and pen and ink.
Along with creating Children’s Art for the Apocalypse, he is the creator of a greeting card line called Mr. Ferguson’s Greeting Cards. Both the style and concepts of the cards are positive and the images express a childlike, hope filled playfulness.