50 Scott Street. This address is home to a thriving new art district locally known as The Old Ironworks and includes Sparrow Bakery, Stuarts of Bend, The Workhouse, Cindercone Clay Center, The Cube and Cement Elegance.
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. Suite One is home to an active gallery. It showcases the works of several resident artists who render their imaginations into tangible objects in their individual workspaces. Suite Two is home to local photographer, Tambi Lane, where she has photographed everything from the Season 20 winner of America’s Next Top Model to privately intimate [b]eauty and boudoir sessions.
601 NW Wall St., Bend, 541-617-7050, www.deschuteslibrary.org/bend.
My Favorite Subject, thru September 2, second floor. Artwork is for sale by contacting the artist.
Bluebird Coffee Company
Entrance on Bond in Franklin Crossing Building, 541-330-2100.
Masterful sculptural constructs in wood combining man made picture frames and natural, contorted branches and roots seamlessly connected and appearing to the eye as either a frame morphing back into a branch or a limb becoming a frame. The effect is at once surreal and poetic, stunningly lovely and mysterious.
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.
Des Chutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave., www.deschuteshistory.org, 541-389-1813.
The Museum abounds with history and relics of the past lives of Deschutes County. Explore life along the obsidian routes with the native people who passed along the Deschutes river and fur trapping with early explorers; see the logging and railroad barons racing to settle the last open spaces amidst the Ponderosa Pines forests; meet the pioneers of Deschutes County who settled along the river and raised their children, grew their crops or started businesses and prospered. Explore this and more inside Reid School, itself a historic landmark for Deschutes County.
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.
Featuring award-winning nature photographer, Ric Ergenbright.
High Desert Museum
59800 S Hwy. 97, www.highdesertmuseum.org, 541-382-4754.
In The Dark is a travelling exhibit from the Cincinnati Museum Center that delves into dark environments and introduces the unique life forms that adapt to life at night. The hands-on exhibit leads visitors through a cave ecosystem and a forest at night, and introduces modern human adaptations to darkness. Live animals include scorpions, flying squirrels and several small, nocturnal mammals. Visitors will learn how birds find their way, flying at night, how bats use echo location, and how some species have adapted to life in the dark.Thru September 7.
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.
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 not easy to find, but well worth the effort. Karen is Central Oregon’s only national/international award-winning jewelry designer and has been specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and always very wearable. Bandy is also an abstract acrylic painter whose work can best be described as colorful and textural contemporary fine art. When there is an actual subject, horses and wild animals are often depicted. Open Tues.- Thurs., 11:30am-5pm and by appointment, and First Fridays 5-9pm.
Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Old Mill District, second story loft, 541-330-0840, www.lubbesmeyer.com.
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. The working studio and gallery is open Tuesday thru Saturday.
LUMIN Art Studio
19855 Fourth Street, 541-510-7535, luminartstudios.com.
Featuring resident artists Alisha Vernon, Lisa Marie Sipe, McKenzie Mendel and Natalie Gshwandtner with Guest Artist Mindy Sue Werth. Open Studio Saturday, July 12, 1-4 pm.
Werth brings individual character and personality to her figurative paintings with intense expression and vivid colors. She lets her subject matter determine her medium. Werth is comfortable working in a variety of mediums, everything from soft pastels to oil and graphite. She is a professional framer and lives in Sunriver.
Mary Medrano Gallery
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 12 (above Thump Coffee), 408-250-3732, www.marymedrano.com.
Mary Medrano is a full-time artist living and working in Bend with a studio downtown overlooking Tin Pan Alley. She makes pet portraits and expressive animal paintings.
Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery
2075 NE Wyatt Court, Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950.
Husband/wife exhibit. Gary Vincent presents large acrylic paintings that were inspired by his annual trips to the Steens Mountain.
He is a native Oregonian and enjoys the rich treasure of natural beauty in our state. Vicki Vincent, multi-talented artist is exhibiting her beautiful beadwork. She became interested in beadwork in the last 14 years after seeing a medicine bag made of Delica seed beads. Besides the beauty of the design the beads themselves had a lovely flowing quality. She was ‘hooked.’ She started making jewelry, but being one who likes to make pictures, she started to do so with beads, using both the loom and off-loom bead-weaving techniques and bead embroidery. She finds beadwork very meditative. Thru August.
Pronghorn Clubhouse, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr.
926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527.
First Thursday Reception July 3, 5-7pm. Featured Quilter Cindy O’Neal and the theme exhibit is Let’s Laugh.
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.
Exhibit of original watercolor, pastel, photography, oils, acrylics and fused glass. See works at the Bend Senior Center on Reed Market July 26 thru September 26. St. Charles Hospital, Bend, will show works of members July 1 thru September 30. All Members Show at SageBrushers Gallery August 1 thru October 31.
The Silver Otter
706 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 100, Bend. 541-241-7818. www.thesilverotter.com.
Exhibiting a collection of locally made art and handmade crafts from all over the world.
St. Charles Medical Center-Bend
Presents arts by local artists thru June. Beautiful display of peaceful and soothing scenes in second floor Arts in the Hospital. SageBrushers exhibits thru September 30, Watercolor Wednesdays Group Show.
St. Charles Healthcare/Cancer Centers - Bend
Presenting halls and halls of healing art by new artist Katie Kuehn, special presentation by local artists Joni Olson, Kim McClain, Chris Fitzgibbons, Gurney Miller, Lee August, Cindy Murphy, Jennifer Ware-Kempke, Don Zelius, Michelle Oberg, Shandel Gamer, Linda Shelton, Shelli Walters as well as photography by Richard Fredericks, Dave Kamperman, Lee Schaefer, Don Moody, Kay Larkin. Children's group show in the New Cancer Center July 14 - Sept 30.
Sunny Yoga Kitchen
2748 NW Crossing Dr., Suite 120, 541-678-3139, www.sunnyyogakitchen.com, www.LisaMarieSipe.com.
Solo exhibit with commentary on wildfire and the environment by local artist Lisa Marie Sipe., July 5 - August 29. Opening reception Saturday, July 5, 6-8pm The paintings in Bathed in Fire represent different fires in Arizona and Oregon and have physical connections to their place.
Synergy Health & Wellness
244 NE Franklin Ave., Ste. 5, 541-323-3488.
Hosting a silent auction to benefit the Arts Central scholarship program. Art of various mediums will be available for bid and all proceeds will be donated to help children in Central Oregon access quality arts education. July 19, 10am-12pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Great Frame Up
Featuring Jennifer Lake. A selection of prints, limited editions, giclees and greeting cards, originals and canvas transfers.
The Wine Shop
55 NW Minnesota St.
Sponsored by the Bend/Belluno Association A Photo-Journey by Hilloah Rohr. European hiking and cultural guide and photographer. Journey through mysterious Venice, the majestic Dolomite Alps, beautiful Belluno and Slovenia, a country of many faces on the Adriatic Sea.
Madras / Warm Springs
Art Adventure Gallery
185 SE Fifth St. 541-475-7701. www.artadventuregallery.com.
Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) 49th annual aqueous media exhibit Traveling Show, featuring the 20 award-winning paintings. Opening reception Thursday, July 3, 5:30-7pm. This collection was selected from the 80 works juried into WSO’s annual Spring Exhibition by California artist and juror Robert Burridge.
The Museum at Warm Springs
2189 U.S. 26, 541-553-3331, www.museumatwarmsprings.org.
The Museum is celebrating youth who play a vital role in the Tribal community and all events and exhibits in 2014 will focus on youth.
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 Art of Alfred A. Dolezal
Alfred A. Dolezal explores the universal laws of nature and the tools for enlightenment. Weaving together vibrant colors in dynamic combinations Dolezal’s eclectic paintings combine evocative symbolism and mystical surrealism with psychology, history, philosophy, mythology, physics and metaphysics, Alfred’s paintings examine the deeper meaning of life and offer a blueprint to the human reality.
249 NW Sixth St., 541-548-4649.
Sandi’s bead jewelry and ongoing display of Gilbert Shepherd’s large format acrylic paintings.
Green Plow Coffee Roasters
436 SW Sixth St., 541- 516-1128, www.greenplowcoffee.com.
Featuring Megan Phallon who says, “Though raised in Northern California, I’ve lived in various places. Some consider my paintings to be simple surrealism or vibrant dreamscape. I’m not sure how I would categorize them. I just thoroughly enjoy how the colors and shapes come alive in front of me. I have lived in Central Oregon for one year, and it has proven to be a truly inspirational environment for me.”
Juniper Brewing Company
Junipers at Juniper art exhibition July 19 – September 20. Juniper Brewing Company is one of the newest breweries in Redmond. Juniper Brewing was inspired by a passion for brewing great craft beer. The Juniper tree silhouetted on their logo is an ancient beast that stands out front of their initial brewing location and long ago was given the name Old Roy. Their IPA, with the same name, is an honorary tribute to this tree for standing the test of time.
2522 SE Jesse Butler Circle, 541-548-0646, www.flyrdm.com.
Smith Rock Paint Out exhibition. Following a wonderful day of painting at the Smith Rock Paint Out, work will be juried for an exhibition at Roberts Field / Redmond Municipal Airport thru August 17. The artwork is for sale.
Linda Barker is the featured artist in Silent Reading Room for July. Barker is an eclectic, mostly self-taught, artist who enjoys working in a variety of media. Her recent focus is creating jewelry and mixed media pieces using scrap metal and other repurposed materials. Barker’s art reflects her value for protecting the environment through creating art from resources that others have tossed out. Artwork in the library will be for sale with a portion going to support the Friends of the Redmond Branch Library, which sponsors art exhibitions in the library.
Smith Rock State Park
Artwork of High Desert Art League members Joren Traveller and Cindy Briggs. Both well known Central Oregon artists have created work representing the incredibly diverse landscape and activities of one our areas most unique locations. Briggs paints some of the most iconic watercolor images of the Smith Rock geography in her very recognizable style. Traveller’s artistic talents are wide, but here she focuses on oil paintings of the parks incredible rock faces and athletic rock climbers. www.highdesertartleague.com.
Black Butte Ranch
Exhibit features handmade quilts from the Quilt Club at the Ranch in celebration of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Friday July 11, a one day outdoor exhibit, 9am-2pm (free) with a buffet lunch from 11am-1pm (tickets $10 and may be purchased at the venue). The quilters will have handcrafted pot holders for sale.
Buffalo Horn Gallery
167 West Sister Park Dr., 541-549-9378.
Featuring the work of Ted Lettkeman, metal sculpter, Alix, mixed media portraiture of Native Americans and Gary Lynn-Roberts, western oil painter.
Canyon Creek Pottery
310 North Cedar St., 541-390-2449, www.canyoncreekpotteryllc.com.
Ongoing exhibit, fine handmade pottery by Kenneth G. Merrill made in Sisters.
Cha For The Finest Gallery
Release of Cha’s fourth book, At First Sight in the series, Voice of the Ancients. Bronzes by Regat, Wildlife by Shingledecker and dinosaur bone fragments.
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.
Hood Avenue Art
Featured artist Elyse Douglas’s jewelry featured in Life Layers: Defining the Fabric of our Lives. Douglas digs through layers of dirt to mine her own Oregon Sunstone gems. She artfully builds fine jewelry, combining layers of precious metals to create wearable art to last a lifetime.
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.
Featuring Birds In the Garden, a fun and color filled visual experience in Sisters, brings together four artists working in watercolor, ceramic tile, mosaic and fused glass. Kathy Deggendorfer, Jenelle Kathan, a fused glass artist from the Portland area, Rochelle Rose Schueler of Bend has just burst on the scene with her colorful ceramic mosaics and Sisters area artist Susanne Redfield, owner of Kibak Tile, has created some unique, hand-painted tiles just for this show. Thru August 15. Artist Reception: 3:30-6:30pm July 9. M-F. 10am-5pm or by appointment.
Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop
Featuring Quilted Bowls by Leotie Richards and Hawaiian Quilts by Linda Butler, in addition to standard lineup of fine art landscape photography and paintings and custom framing.
Sisters Public Library
110 N Cedar, 541-382-1209, www.sistersfol.com, Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm; closed Sun.
In the Community Room: A Natural Affinity, a Challenge Exhibit featuring nine quilts in all sizes by Wendy Hill and Pat Pease, created for the 2013 Pacific International Quilt Festival. In the Computer Room: Daro Pohl, artist from Sisters and Santiago Chile, creates original works using oils and acrylics. Sponsored by Friends of Sisters Library.
243 N Elm St., 541-549-3287, www.theporch-sisters.com.
Featuring Casey Gardner’s acrylic paintings.
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.
Second Saturday Reception, July 12, 4-7pm. Featuring Marily Badger, Greg Cotton and Marietta Bajer who utilize unique and colorful techniques to produce some incredible pieces.
Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery
17600 Center Dr.
Fine art exhibit featuring Mary Marquiss watercolor and mixed media, Kim Osgood, monotypes, in the upper gallery and a feature of oil by Barbara Slater in the lower gallery. Reception, Friday July 11, 5–7pm in the upper gallery. Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes exhibitions for Sunriver Resort, 541-382-9398.
The Wooden Jewel
The Luxury of Wooden Watches -- recycled wood watches in an array of colors. Mark Doolittle has a doctorate in biology, and his pieces reflect a creative diversity of form and function, and most feature fossils or minerals that are integrated into the overall design.