50 Scott Street
Sparrow Bakery, Stuarts of Bend, The Workhouse, Cindercone Clay Center, The Cube and Cement Elegance. Special Last Saturday, May 28, 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.
Twenty years ago Portland author Peter Rock was working as a security guard in an art museum. While patrolling the five floors, Rock would entertain himself by making up a story for each painting, photograph and object on display. “Guards weren’t allowed to write on the job so when I got to the breakroom in the basement, I’d write down as much as I could remember then work more on the stories at home,” said Rock. The exercise and experience of pairing stories with art led Rock to collaborate with photographers to create the exhibit Spells, which will be on display thru June 26 and sponsored by the Friends of the Bend Library Art Committee. Rock will visit Bend on May 15 for multi-media presentation of the exhibit and reading from his latest novel, Klickitat.
Bend Senior Center
1600 SE Reed Market Rd.
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, oven-proof, microwave and dishwasher safe.
Broken Top Club
62000 Broken Top Drive
High Desert Art League Wild and Free thru May 19. Oil and Acrylic paintings by two High Desert Art League (HDAL) artists, David Kinker and JM Brodrick, will be featured.
Brodrick is a new member of HDAL. She studied painting in her youth and received her first scholarship at the age of 13. Her grandmother, who was a professional artist from Helsinki Finland, guided her love of the arts. She grew up in a working artist environment.
Kinker is a painter, muralist and teacher. Besides doing art he is an avid outdoorsman, guiding on the Deschutes, kayaking and hiking. He feels equally at home guiding a raft full of adventurers though the most scenic rivers of the northwest, to guiding the minds of aspiring artists helping them discover their inner muse. David is well known for his murals in many regional landmarks, including the Tower Theatre and St. Charles Medical Center, and for his intricate abstracts which have won many awards.
Circle of Friends Art & Academy
19889 Eighth St. Corner of Hwy. 20 and Cook Ave. in Tumalo
STARS Artist Reception Saturday, May 7 from 4-7pm. The creative talents of featured Artists Brad Pinkert and Olivia Haro will be on display.
After retiring in 2012, Pinkert came to Central Oregon to enjoy its natural beauty. He became involved with Habitat for Humanity and the wood ministry at his church. Each of his hall trees are unique. Most of the doors he uses to create his hall trees are from Habitat for Humanity. The seats which open for storage are made from recycled wood and the hooks are antique whenever possible.
Haro works in various mediums from functional and sculptural ceramics and darkroom photography to painting and image transfer. Olivia received her bachelors of fine arts from OSU-Cascades, studying under Sandy Brooke and Henry Sayre. Her artwork has been been shown at Franklin Crossing, Très Chic Lingerie and the Barber Library. Currently she is teaching art through COCC’s community learning program.
COCC Gallery of the Pinckney Center for the Arts in Pence Hall, Bend Campus
Selected artwork of current Central Oregon Community College students thru June 3. Opening reception from 4:30-6:30pm on Thursday, May 12.
The exhibit includes drawing, painting, ceramics, metalwork, sculpture, 2- and 3-D design, photography, printmaking and watercolors completed by students enrolled in COCC credit art classes during the academic year.
The Gallery is open 9am-4pm, Tuesday thru Friday and during evening events in the Pinckney Center.
Des Chutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave., www.deschuteshistory.org
Celebrate the heritage of Deschutes County during May, a month dedicated to engaging in historic preservation. Preservation month has a new meaning in 2016 as Deschutes County celebrates its 100th birthday.
Winter Comes: Oregon’s Nordic Ski History exhibit details the strong influence of the Scandinavian culture that pushed Central Oregon to the forefront of Nordic skiing in the early 1920s. The 1,200 square foot, interactive exhibit features oral histories from sons and daughters of ski pioneers, the history of Nordic skiing, as well as reproductions of past skiing equipment and clothing to current technology. Thru November.
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.
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.
Celebrate the 1930’s: Fashion, Dance and Music. See, the word is Volunteer models will showcase a rare collection of vintage clothing from the 1930s loaned by the Goodwill Industries of Seattle, the Deschutes County Historical Society, U.S. Forest Service and private collections.
Art for a Nation–Inspiration from the Great Depression thru October 2.
Looking Glass Imports & Cafe
150 NE Bend River Mall Dr. #260, 541-225-5775
Inaugural exhibition featuring artists and photographers from thruout Central Oregon. Facilitated by the Friends of the Redmond Branch Library (FORBL) Art Committee thru June 4.
Looking Glass Imports & Café offers multi-media arts and crafts, classes and events, a café and beautiful patio. The café is home to bi-monthly art exhibitions featuring many award-winning artists and photographers. Some of those participating in the inaugural exhibition are painters Hope Meados, Krystal Allen, Linda Swindle and Linda Shelton, fiber-quilt artist Mary Stiewig and photographers Larry Goodman and Richard Marrocco.
Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery
2075 NE Wyatt Court, Marlene Moore Alexander
Featuring photography by Patricia Oertley and jewelry by Marianne Prodehl.
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.
New member show during May, Wed and Fri, 2-4pm
St. Charles Medical Center – Bend
2500 NE Neff Rd., 541-382-4321
Prison ministry’s paintings and drawings are going to be shown in the Hallway of HeART off the first floor going west to the Heart and Cancer Depts. New artists are Richard Marrocca, Patricia Kirk, Natalie Stevenson, Michelle Lindburg, Katie Lolquist, Ruth Ann Bacon, Tim Sutherland, Joan Ouchida, Karen Turczak and Joe Baille.