50 Scott Street. Sparrow Bakery, Stuarts of Bend, The Workhouse, Cindercone Clay Center, The Cube and Cement Elegance. Special Last Saturday December 27.
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.
Bend Brewing Company
1019 NW Brooks St., 541-383-1599
Cory J. O’Neill Photography exhibit/silent benefit auction, thru December 31. Each print has a silent auction bid sheet next to it. Bid, come back throughout the exhibit and bid again. Winners will be notified at the end of the show in January. Thirty percent of the proceeds will be donated to Sparrow Clubs, USA.
Bend Library Downtown
Friends of the Bend Libraries, Art Committee Denise 541-350-8039
Themed exhibition Pets ‘r’ Us. Thru March 2, 2015. The artwork is for sale by contacting the artist.
Bluebird Coffee Company
550 NW Franklin Ave., Bend (entrance on Bond, north of Franklin), 541-330-2100
Featuring local artists.
Blue Spruce Pottery
20591 Dorchester E, 541-382-0197 bluesprucepottery.com
A fixture in Bend since 1976, Blue Spruce Pottery features a large selection of hand thrown stoneware - including mugs, bowls, serving and baking dishes. They also create beautiful Raku fired lamps, vases and decorative wall art. The pottery studio will be open every Friday and Saturday through Christmas from 10am to 4pm, or call for an appointment at another time.
Broken Top Club
62000 Broken Top Dr. 541-383-0868, www.brokentop.com
Presents the work of Pat Clark, Joren Traveller and Barbara Slater thru January 14, 2015. Clark, the founder of Atelier 6000, creates work to transform the powerful and often chaotic forces of nature into an ordered, functional design she calls “mapping,” through the techniques of relief printing, embossment, chine collé, mixed media and drawing. Traveller’s work crosses many mediums (sculpture, pastels, oils, ceramics) and draws upon her background as an equestrian, her time at the Otis Art Institute, life in Central Oregon and an education in microbiology and animal science. Slater is well known for the energy, spirit, rich pigmentation and bold brushwork in her representations of animals, florals and landscapes. www.highdesertartleague.com.
1024 NW Bond St., 541-382-8004, www.coryjoneillphotography.com
Featuring Cory O’Neill’s work. Fine art landscape and wilderness photography.
Circle of Friends Art & Academy
19889 Eighth St., 541-706-9025, www.circleoffriendsart.com
Featuring art from local artists Wendy Birnbaum, photographer;Trish Poydence, glass casting and fused glass; Lynne Myers, whimsical acrylic paintings and Tylar Merrill, felting on silk.
City Walls at City Hall
710 NW Wall Street
Special invitational exhibition of the members of the Bend Gallery Association in honor of two decades of art in Bend. Thru January 2015. All of the members of the Gallery Association have been invited to participate in this invitational exhibition as way to showcase the professional Gallery Association members and artists.
Central Oregon Community College
Ceramics students will present their uniquely handcrafted ceramics for sale from 9am-4pm on December 4-5 in Pence Hall on the COCC Bend Campus. The proceeds will go to the students who created the pieces.
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.
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
Join Eastlake Framing, a fine art, photo and custom frame shop, as they celebrate 30 years in business! Guests are invited to Eastlake Framing’s 30th anniversary party December 12, 5-9pm featuring drinks, hors d’oeuvres, cake, live music and an outdoor tent for everyone to celebrate the well-known Central Oregon framing business. Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to meet and greet local artists, who will all be present along with their fine art collections on display. In honor of celebrating 30 years, the long-standing business is hosting a giveaway for a chance to win a Swarovski pearl necklace and matching earrings, designed by Eastlake Master Framer and Jewelry Designer, Denise Beutler. This event is open to the public and free to attend.
Hawthorn Healing Arts Center
39 NW Louisiana, 541-330-0334, www.hawthorncenter.com
Showcases the acrylic styling of Kim Jones, well-known artist in Central Oregon. Jones’s acrylic paintings are dramatic with their deep, rich earthy tones, ranging from mossy greens, through the yellows and terracottas of packed clay soil, to startling bright orange-red. www.kimjonesartist.com.
High Desert Museum
59800 S Hwy. 97, www.highdesertmuseum.org, 541-382-4754
Migration on the Wing thru January 25, 2015. Developed by the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, Out on a Limb provides interactive, sensory and creative ways to interact with nature without going outside in the winter.
LUMIN Art Studio
19855 Fourth Street, 541-510-7535, luminartstudios.com
Holiday open studio event with something for everyone - adults can shop for unique gifts and kids can have fun creating art, Saturday December 20, 1-4pm with light refreshments served. Each resident creative, Alisha Vernon, Maeve Grogan, McKenzie Mendel and Lisa Marie Sipe, will have holiday gifts for sale. During the entire event a portion of the studio will be dedicated to a kids art station. While adults are shopping, kids can have some fun creating art they can take home - or even gift.
1054 NW Milwaukee Ave, 541-322-8778, www.nancyps.com
Featured artists are Mare Schelz, displaying mosaic stained glass and assemblages and John Sweet with fused glass. December 7 from 3:30-7:30pm Nancy P’s will be open for a holiday artisan show featuring local artists John & Dorsey Sweet and Mere Schelz.
Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery
2075 NE Wyatt Court, Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950
Partners in Care will be exhibiting Mike Putnam’s photographs thru December.
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
Annual Affordable Works show thru December. Now is your chance to buy a very personal gift for that certain someone at a price that won’t ruin your Christmas budget. Choose from artwork of all kinds - pictures in various mediums, jewelry, ceramics, with nothing priced over $100. Gallery open to the public on Fridays, 10am-4pm.
St. Charles Medical Center - Bend
Thru December High Desert Art League in a group exhibition. Members of the group work in a wide variety of media including water color, oils, acrylic, encaustic, solvent transfer, photography sculpture and print making to name but a few. Exhibiting artists include Cindy Briggs, Janice Rhodes, Helen Brown, Richard Frederick, David Kinker, Vivian Olsen, Jacqueline Newbold, Barbara Slater, Joren Traveller and Shelly Wierzba. www.highdesertartleague.
Madras / Warm Springs
Art Adventure Gallery
185 SW Fifth St. 541-475-7701. www.artadventuregallery.com
December features painter, Sharon Bean and woodworker, John Scheideman. Opening reception Thursday, December 4 from 5:30-7pm.
Maragas Winery Lattavo Gallery
15523 SW Hwy 97, Culver, 541-546-5464, www.maragaswinery.com
The caricature art adorning the bottles of Maragas wines was created by Doug Maragas’ mother, Joanne Lattavo, in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Joanne was an accomplished oil painter with a renowned art gallery. From her collection comes art that will be initially displayed in the Gallery including several paintings by Lattavo, Flynn, Lessig and McDonald.
The Museum at Warm Springs
2189 U.S. 26, 541-553-3331, www.museumatwarmsprings.org
Creative Natives 21st Annual Tribal Member Art Exhibit thru December.
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.
The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal
Wednesday-Sunday, 10am–6pm. Monday and Tuesday, flexible hours.
The eclectic paintings of Austrian artist, Alfred A. Dolezal combine illuminant colors with alternative visions of reality. These contemporary oils on canvas examine the deeper meaning of life and tell a human interest story. Combining profound messages with thought-provoking imagery and evocative symbolism, they are much more than a painting. Original oils, reproductions, classes, gift shop.
249 NW Sixth St., 541-548-4649
Sandi’s bead jewelry and ongoing display of Gilbert Shepherd’s large format acrylic paintings.
Juniper Brewing Company
Images of Central Oregon; four local mixed media artists are showing and selling their interpretations of Central Oregon: Carol Jacquet, Sarah Ferguson, Dianne Norwood and K.C. Snider. Thru December 19.
A juried multi-media show displayed in the terminal. Connecting thru February 1, 2015.
The Friends of the Redmond Branch Library present an exhibition of fine art in its Winter Art Exhibition through January 2, 2015. Photographs by Kay Larkin will be on exhibit in the Silent Reading Room. Larkin’s exhibition Changing Light, Western Landscapes will be available for viewing thru January.
St. Charles Hospital
1253 NW Canal Blvd.
Local Artists Shandel Gamer and Jill L. Tucker present a two-woman show titled Artful Dotage: Two Old Broads and Their Art thru December.
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
Fourth Fridays, Stroll the Sisters Galleries December 26, Bronze, Beads & Bones. Rainbow Rising, a bronze trout by the Regats, Old Trade Bead jewelry for the earthy look and Cha’s fourth book, At First Sight.
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.
Cowgirls and Indians Resale (formerly Kate Aspen Studios)
160 SW Oak St., 541-549-6950
Ongoing exhibit, beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and art.
Hood Avenue Art
Holiday Shopping at Hood Avenue Art! Small Wonders: gallery artists share small format works of all media, inviting collectors to give the gift of art this season. Fourth Friday Art Stroll features exciting new glass sculpture by Jeff Thompson. December 5 Artist Reception, 4-7pm, live music and refreshments, free and open to the public.
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.
Sisters Art Works
204 W Adams, 541-420-9695, www.sistersartworks.com. M-F. 10am-5pm or by appointment
Thru January 2015. Kathy Deggendorfer: original watercolors and tiles.
Sisters Fourth Friday Stroll
Erin Borla, 541-549-0251
December 26, 4–7pm. All 14 art galleries and some businesses offer specials, receptions and demonstrations including Canyon Creek Pottery, Cha for the Finest, Clearwater Gallery, Common Threads, Cowgirls & Indians, Gary Cooley, The Collection Gallery, Hood Avenue Art, Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery, Sisters Art Works, Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop, Sisters Olive & Nut Co., Studio Redfield.
Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop
Fourth Friday Art Stroll, December 26, 4-7pm. Wonders of Winter by Gallery Artists thru December. Gallery open 11-5 daily, except Sunday, noon-5.
Sisters Public Library
110 N Cedar St., 541-312-1070. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am - 6pm.
Thru January 9 in the Community Room: Impressions of Whychus Creek by Pam Jersey Bird.
In the Computer Room: Original paintings from Dream Again children’s book by Dennis McGregor. Sponsored by Friends of Sisters Library (FOSL).
183 East Hood Ave., 541-588-6332
Longtime area artists Randy and Susanne Redfield’s Studio Redfield has taken roost in a brand new location in downtown Sisters. Found in the heart of Hood Avenue’s artist’s row, they’re featuring hand-painted tiles ceramics, art cards, jewelry, abstract paintings and impressionistic landscapes. They have a great array of unique gift items like hand-painted mugs, bright decorative ceramics, wire baskets, tiled end tables, clay tribal masks by Lillian Pitt and chic organic jewelry by Kristin Cahill.
243 N Elm St., 541-549-3287, www.theporch-sisters.com
Twigs Gallery & Home Goods
331 W Cascade St. 541-549-6061
An extension of The Stitchin Post will be featuring Studio Art Quilters Association (SAQA) and their exhibit A View From Above. Fourth Friday Art Stroll December 26, 4-7pm. The gallery shows focus on textile art that is for sale, with a monthly opening event. The new focus is accompanied with product demonstrations and workshops, as can be seen in new fall offering of classes at stitchinpost.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
Second Saturday Reception, December 13, 4-7pm. Featuring the 12 Days of Christmas exhibit.
56855 Venture Ln, Sunriver, 541- 312-1080
Two longtime members of the Friends of the Library Art Committee in Sunriver showing their work together over the holidays. Helen Brown’s watercolors describe land and cityscapes, while Susan Harkness-Williams’ gourds depict local wildlife. Thru January.
Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery
17600 Center Dr.
The Wooden Jewel
Featuring Yves Kamioner, a third generation Belgium Jeweler, designed for Tiffany’s for 15 years and is the recipient of the De Beers Diamond Design Award. Very few jewelry artists can claim that. He is a true artisan and Wooden Jewel loves having his collection.