The downtown Bend library art exhibit involves interpretations of themes presented in the Deschutes Public Library “Novel Idea” selection, The Dog Stars by Peter Heller and is available for viewing on the second floor of the downtown library from March 5 to June 2. Twelve artists with 21 entries in photography, oils, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, collage and one 3-D entry for the exhibit show abstract to realistic interpretations to some of the themes suggested in the book.
Artwork is for sale by contacting the artist. Contact: Denise at 541-350-8039
Broken Top Clubhouse
62000 Broken Top Dr, 541-383-0868, www.brokentop.com.
The High Desert Art League presents works by Helen Brown and David Kinker, through March 20. Richard Frederick, Shelly Wierzba, Vivian Olsen March 20 thru May 13.
Circle of Friends Art & Academy (formerly TAW Gallery)
19889 Eight St., 541-706-9025, http://tawgallery.com
Representing over 70 unique artists from silk and felt to crystal and stone, oils and watercolors to glass and wood. New owner Jae Yost is creating a whole new experience.
City Walls at City Hall
710 NW Wall St., 541-388-5505, www.bendoregon.gov/abc.
City Hall exhibit Reflections on Mirror Pond - Past, Present, Future. Nine artists were selected for display in City Hall’s first floor corridor. Thru March.
Central Oregon Community College Barber Library Rotunda
A plein air view from the field to studio interpretations. Plein Air Painters of Oregon Member’s Spring Show thru COCC Barber Library Rotunda, thru May 2. Reception March 13, 4-6pm. 30+ painted perspectives of the Oregon landscape ...vibrant waters,
DeWilde Art & Glass
321 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District, 541-419-3337. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.
Handmade stained glass windows, doors and individual hanging works of art.
1335 Galveston Ave, 541-389-3770, www.eastlakeframing.com.
Celebrating the beginning of its 30th year helping Central Oregonians transform art into framed masterpieces. Thru March see the beauty and grace as we travel thru the lens with highly respected, local photographer Stuart L. Gordon. Future Artist Spotlight event dates include April 11, June 13, August 8, October 10 and December 12.
High Desert Museum
59800 S Hwy. 97, www.highdesertmuseum.org, 541-382-4754.
Woven With Tradition includes bags from the High Desert Museum’s Doris Swayze Bounds collection, as well as a glimpse into Arlene Schnitzer’s personal collection of beaded bags. The exhibit runs through March 2 in the Brooks Gallery. Wildlife Forensics: Detection and Discovery in the Animal World; in this hands-on exhibit Museum visitors will step into the shoes of a forensic expert investigating the case of a cougar killing. They will study the scene of the crime, gather clues, conduct lab analysis and present their solution for “whodunit.”
Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery
2075 NE Wyatt Court, Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950.
Artists showing are Dorothy Freudenberg, Nanci-Zevitz Gertler and Nancy Dasen. To visit the Arts in Care Gallery it is helpful to call 641-382-5882, Partners in Care to make sure it is open.
Pronghorn Clubhouse, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend.
Works in Oil featuring Joanne Donaca thru April 6. Donaca, Bend artist and Oregon native, presents landscapes and wildlife in oil. Images include strong, expressionistic interpretations of elk, wolves, deer, coyotes and scenes of iconic Smith Rock, Mt. Bachelor and other noted areas. Her former impressionistic style of bold brushwork and heavy impasto often yields to expressive imagery featuring carefully integrated brushwork with continued use of a bold, realistic palette. The artist is a member of the Oil Painters of America and a sustaining associate member of the Watercolor Society of America. Her art appears in collections throughout the U.S. and in the Pronghorn Residence Clubs town homes.
19007 Innes Market Rd., 541-280-5635, www.rodes-smithey.com.
Showing mixed media, paintings, metalwork and sculpture from Randy and Holly Smithey.
SageBrushers Art Society
117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend, sagebrushersartofbend.com, 541-617-0900.
Showcasing new members’ work March 21 thru April 25. You can also see paintings by SageBrushers members at the Bend Senior Center.
St. Charles Medical Center-Bend
Showing many local, very talented artists thru March 31. These wonderful artists hail from Sisters, Redmond and Sunriver. Some have won awards for Central Oregon many times and are honoring hospital halls with their watercolors, oils/acrylics and photography.
The Great Frame Up
Featuring Jennifer Lake. A selection of prints, limited editions, giclees and greeting cards, originals and canvas transfers.
Madras / Warm Springs
Art Adventure Gallery
185 SE Fifth St. 541-475-7701. www.artadventuregallery.com.
March features Museum At Warm Springs architect Donald Stastny. Conversations couples expressions within paintings and messages included in bronze sculptures; this collection explores the “conversations” that might occur between the pieces. Each thematic relationship expands the strength of the individual piece to both intensify its meaning, but also to explore how the piece expands the horizons of its partner through juxtaposition. Opening reception Thursday, March 6, 5:30-7pm.
The Museum at Warm Springs
2189 U.S. 26, 541-553-3331, www.museumatwarmsprings.org.
Ongoing tribal exhibits. Thru March 30, Young At Art, youth art exhibit.
A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum
246 N Main St., Prineville. 541-447-3715, bowmanmuseum.org.
Open Tuesday thru Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm. Ponderosa Pine Capital of the World exhibit anchors the new exhibit space in the expanded museum. It includes The Woods and The Mill, two full size areas that highlight the workers, tools and history of the trade. Native American exhibit brings history of the people and land of Crook County. The 1910 bank building is always filled with historical artifacts for viewing.
249 NW Sixth St., 541-548-4649.
Sandi’s bead jewelry and ongoing display of Gilbert Shepherd’s large format acrylic paintings.
Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyard
70450 NW Lower Valley Dr., Terrebonne, 541-526-5075, www.faithhopeandcharityevents.com.
Showcasing the work of a fabulous new Austrian artist in town, Albert A. Dolezal.
Green Plow Coffee House
436 SW Sixth St., 541-516-1128, www.greenplowcoffee.com.
Redmond Downtown Merchants Third Friday Stroll
March 21 from 4-8pm. Moonlight Madness. Enjoy artists, live music, food and beverages.
2522 SE Jesse Butler Circle, 541-548-0646, www.flyrdm.com.
Desert DNA: Life in the High Desert, photography thru June 19.
827 SW Deschutes Ave., 541-526-5073, www.redmondfol.org.
Here Comes the Sun thru March 21. A portion of the art sale goes to the Friends of the Redmond Branch Library which supports library programs.
St. Charles Hospital in Redmond
1253 NW Canal Blvd, Redmond, 541-548-8131.
Healing Through Art featuring works by the 12 members of High Desert Art League. Thru March 31 with a portion of sales donated to the St. Charles Hospital Volunteer Organization.
A nationally respected artist, master printmaker and arts educator with 40 years of experience, Patricia Clark discovered Central Oregon and the unusual landscape over 25 years ago and chronicled her visits from the immensity of the Steens Mountains to the openness of the High Desert in her sketchbooks.
Clark’s artwork, informed by her sketchbooks and experiences in the High Desert reflect and creatively express the essence of the terrain with secrets hidden in desert, stream, forest or rock strata. Intermixing the appreciation of nature and landscape to create her artwork, Clark’s work transforms the powerful and often chaotic forces of nature into an ordered, functional design – it is a graphic interpretation of the extreme contrasts in the High Desert region.
Cha For The Finest Gallery
Second Saturday March 8 featuring Dig for Gold - Save an extra 22 percent...you might find a golden mammoth by Cha! Come to Sisters and see for yourself.
Clearwater Art Gallery
303 West Hood, 541-549-4994, www.theclearwatergallery.com.
Monday night music starts at 7pm. Wine Down on Wednesdays, Friday Night Flights.
161 S Elm Street, Sisters, 541-549-8479.
Ongoing exhibits by Central Oregon artists. Featuring Nancy Bushaw, Deborah Dallinga, Tamari Gress and Margaret Meritt, pottery by Laurie Johansson and fiber arts by Jeannette Bobst, Tami Meritt and Cathy Paxton.
Don Terra Artworks
222 W Hood Ave., 541-549-1299.
Teri Applegarth, Dayne and Don Pathael, owners of Don Terra, exhibit their work.
221 West Cascade Ave., 541-549-9388.
Ongoing exhibit, jewelry by Mary Jo Weiss.
Jill’s Wild (tasteful!) Women Showroom
601 Larch St., Ste. B, 541-617-6078.
Artwork, cards, giftware and ceramics.
Kate Aspen Studios
160 SW Oak St., 541-549-6950.
Ongoing exhibit, beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and art.
Sisters Art Works
204 W Adams, 541-420-9695, www.sistersartworks.com.
Annual My Own Two Hands Auction art exhibit.
Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop
242 W Hood Ave., 541-549-9552, www.sistersgallery.com.
Ongoing exhibit: fine art landscape photography by Curtiss Abbott, Gary Albertson, Roger Dorband and Dennis Schmidling. Original artwork, prints, tapestries and note cards by Paul Alan Bennett. Watercolors by Ashley Dean. Oils and note cards by Kay Baker. Acrylics by Pat Siegner. Custom framing by third-generation framer Dennis Schmidling.
Sisters Public Library
Student art from the elementary, middle and high schools of Sisters will be on display in the Sisters Library throughout March, including winners of the regional Scholastic Arts and Writing competition held recently at COCC.
243 N Elm St., 541-549-3287, www.theporch-sisters.com.
222 West Hood Ave., Suite B, 541-549-4527. www.vistabonitaglass.com.
Bright collection of whimsical, functional glass art, designer ceramics, fine art photography and unique landscape paintings.
Artists’ Gallery Sunriver
57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274, www.artistsgallerysunriver.com.
You can celebrate with these talented artists at the monthly artist’s reception on March 8 from 4-6pm featuring Bonnie Junell, Karla Proud, Midge Thomas and Patrick Windsor. Come by and enjoy wine and beer, food and beautiful art.
Sunriver Area Public Library
56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080.
Ravens, owls and antelope . . . and maybe an occasional horse too, are the subjects depicted by artists Vivian Olsen and Joren Traveller. Thru March 29.
Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery
17600 Center Dr.
Presents a show of UFO quilts by a group representing the Mountain Meadow Quilters with quilts honoring the late Judy Hopkins, renowned quilter, lecturer, teacher and author of 21 books. Opens March 27 and closes May 15. The quilters will be present at the public reception in Hopkin’s honor on Saturday, April 19 (Easter weekend) from 4–6pm in the gallery. Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes exhibitions for Sunriver Resort, 541-382-9398.
The Wooden Jewel
Offering a a unique blend of designer jewelry and wood art. The Luxury of Wooden Watches -- recycled wood watches in an array of colors. Mark Doolittle has a doctorate in biology, and has been involved in biomedical research for over 25 years. Along with a research career, Dr. Doolittle has become increasingly involved in wood and gourd sculpture over the last several years, employing his unique vision of natural form that is distinctive to this artist alone. His pieces reflect a creative diversity of form and function, and most feature fossils or minerals that are integrated into the overall design.