601 NW Wall St., www.deschuteslibrary.org, Denise at 541-350-8039.
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 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.
Broken Top Clubhouse
62000 Broken Top Dr, Bend, 541-383-0868, www.brokentop.com.
The High Desert Art League (HDAL) presents members Richard Frederick, Vivian Olsen and Shelly Wierzba, three well-known local artists. Places - an exhibit sharing their found artistic inspiration thru May 14.
Vivian’s watercolors and acrylic paintings feature colorful village scenes from her recent trips to Italy and France. She captures the charm of ancient stone arches and narrow alleyways in hill-top towns and coastal ports. Shelly works in oil, acrylic or watercolor in painting the Central Oregon landscape and the human figure. Plein air painting keeps Shelly’s work fresh, inspired and are a Central Oregon favorite. Richard travels the world in search of natural beauty to extraordinarily and expressively capture his subject matter in an instant. Over his 40-plus years as a photographer, his works of fine art are enhanced and take on a contemporary feel on canvas and metal. To learn more about Richard, Vivian and Shelly’s work visit the HDAL website at www.highdesertartleague.com.
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.
Central Oregon Community College Pinckney Center for the Arts
Fine Arts & Communication Department, 541-383-7511.
Artists of Oregon: Michael Boonstra—Tilting Perspective. Opening reception 4:30-6pm, April 3 in Pence Gallery in the Pinckney Center for the Arts on the COCC Bend Campus. The event is free and open to the public. Boonstra has had recent solo/two person shows at Pacific University, Willamette University and SAA Project Space. He also has participated in numerous group exhibitions at venues including the San Juan Museum of Art and Root Division in San Francisco.
Central Oregon Community College Barber Library Rotunda
A plein air view from the field to studio interpretations in the Plein Air Painters of Oregon Member’s Spring Show thru May 2. Featuring 30 plus painted perspectives of the Oregon landscape ...vibrant waters, stunning vistas and majestic mountains from the coast to the desert.
Des Chutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave., www.deschuteshistory.org, 541-389-1813.
Celebrates 70 Years of Smokey Bear with exhibit, birthday card contest and birthday party in partnership with the National Smokey Bear Association, the Deschutes National Forest and Discover Your Forest program. Exhibing an exhibit of rare and one-of-a-kind Smokey Bear memorabilia spanning seven decades. Smokey’s message and image have evolved and changed throughout the years and appeared on hundreds of different objects, from Smokey Bear charcoal briquettes and lighter fluid for adults and toys, books, clothes and more for children. The National Smokey Bear Association is sponsoring a Smokey Bear Birthday Card Contest, hosted by the Des Chutes Historical Museum. Children in first through sixth grades are invited to make birthday cards for Smokey Bear. Drop off your card entry by April 19 and join the birthday celebration on April 23, 3-6pm to hear winners and see the card entries on display. Full rules and details at www.deschuteshistory.org.
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.
Eastlake Framing is celebrating the beginning of its 30th year helping Central Oregonians transform art into framed masterpieces. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. All events in the series are open to the public and free to attend. Travel through the lens of the highly respected, professional landscape photographer, Mike Putnam on April 11, 5-8pm. Putnam, and his wife Debbie, moved to Bend shortly after their completion of graduate school. Their move to Bend was largely influenced by the stunning natural scenery in the Central Oregon area. Glacier covered mountains, alpine lakes, old growth forests, pristine rivers and lush wildflower meadows have made for amazing subject matter for Mike and his life as a landscape photographer. Putnam’s Oregon landscape photographs are created using the large format view camera in order to produce large beautiful fine art prints. World-class fine art prints are always his goal when scouting or shooting for photographic purposes. Future Artist Spotlight event dates include June 13, August 8, October 10 and December 12.
High Desert Museum
59800 S Hwy. 97, www.highdesertmuseum.org, 541-382-4754.
Wildlife Forensics: Detection and Discovery in the Animal World at the High Desert Museum. 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.” Thru June 8.
LUMIN Art Studio
19855 Fourth Street, 541-510-7535, luminartstudios.com.
Grand opening on Saturday, April 12, 1-4pm. Meet the artists, Alisha Vernon, McKenzie Mendel, Lisa Marie Sipe and Natalie Mason in the intimate setting of their group studio. The afternoon will include light refreshments and each studio artist will be exhibiting work at the grand opening, including featured artist, illustrator Taylor Rose. Vernon is the director of LUMIN Art Studios and an acrylic painter. Mendel is a jewelry designer creating pieces made for everyday wear using sterling silver, high karat gold and occasionally copper. Sipe is a fine artist whose work captures incidents of abstraction in nature using a variety of mediums, including acrylic and encaustic painting. Rose, the featured artist, creates illustrations that capture nature and experience through the magic of childhood adventures.
Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery
2075 NE Wyatt Court, Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950.
Exhibiting new modern paintings by local artist, Pat Oertley. This series is titled Jazz Series. The three dimensional work will be young people’s modern paper sculptures created from household paper tubes, titled Faces. Thru April. Call Partners in Care at 541-382-5882 to make sure gallery is available for viewing the art. Hours are 8am-5pm.
1441 SW Chandler Ave., Ste. 101, 541-550.-7233, http://theplankery.com
Exhibits Free Refills by collinsrocks, Krystal Collins. Inspired by powder days where snow falls so fast, runs become untracked during a lift ride, Free Refills is a photo commentary on ecosystems replenished from Mt.Bachelor’s seasonal hydrologic cashe. Born of a passion for documenting fused with a background in photography and science, collinsrocksmedia.com produces print art and contributes to local publications and grass roots marketing campaigns for local business owners.
Pronghorn Clubhouse, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr.
Works in Oil featuring Joanne Donaca thru May 17. Donaca, Bend artist, presents images in oil including colorful, expressionistic interpretations of elk, wolves, coyotes and other wildlife as well as scenes of iconic Smith Rock and Mt. Bachelor. Her former impressionistic style of bold brushwork and heavy impasto often yields to more integrated, blended brushwork with the 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 Club’s townhomes.
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.
SageBrushers welcomed 20 new members this past year and their new show in the gallery reflects the diversity of their almost 100 members. They welcome beginners to experienced artists to join them for a modest fee per year and some volunteer hours. The new show in the gallery features Jack Bridges, acrylic; Kay Larken, photography; Peggy Ogburn, watercolors; Barb Shannon, watercolor; Jim Smith, graphite; Karen McMahon, watercolor; Dale Benedict, acrylic; Jill Tucker, photography; Leigh Avery, oil; Debbie McClelland, pastel and Frank Woodridge, photography. When asked why they joined the organization, many of the artists talked about the need to work with other artists for the fellowship and the stimulation. Some artists talked about creating in a vacuum where you don’t receive feedback on what you are creating and not knowing how others view the work being done. SageBrushers offers studio time to work with others or classes with local artists David Kinker, Marty Stewart and Joey VanBlokland. Reception for the new artists Saturday, April 12, 4-6pm.
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.
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.
All Jefferson County exhibit, celebrating the many hidden talents in this area. Reception Thursday, April 3, 5:30-7pm. The show will contain work inspired by the Community Read selection, American Nightingale and author Bob Welch will be present to sign books.
The Museum at Warm Springs
2189 U.S. 26, 541-553-3331, www.museumatwarmsprings.org.
Honor Dinner April 12, 4:30pm at TigerWoods Center-Mike, Beaverton, Oregon honoring Dennis Karnopp and Billy Mills, recipients of Lifetime Achievement Award and Twanat Award. In 2014 The Museum is celebrating our youth who play a vital role in the Tribal community and all events and exhibits in 2014 will focus on our 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 1910 bank building is always filled with historical artifacts for viewing.
The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal
Gallery Reception- Sunday, May 4, 2-5pm. Original oils, reproductions, classes (see listing on back page). The eclectic paintings of Austrian artist, Alfred Dolezal, combine evocative symbolism and mystical surrealism. They examine the deeper meaning of life and connect its challenges and rewards to a self-empowered and justly ordered existence.
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, faithhopeandcharityevents.com.
Showcasing the work of a fabulous new Austrian artist in town, Albert A. Dolezal.
Green Plow Coffee House
Cory J. O’Neill landscape photography benefit silent auction for kids with cancer group: Candlelighters.
Heralded by Outdoor Photographer magazine as a “Modern master of landscape photography,” Cory’s photography has gained local as well as national attention. His unique techniques combine his engineering/mathematical background with his keen eye for composition, creating stunning large-format digital images that capture the passion of the landscape. Cory’s work will be available through a five-week silent auction.
2522 SE Jesse Butler Circle, 541-548-0646, www.flyrdm.com.
Desert DNA: Life in the High Desert Photography thru June 19.
Synergy: Art & Literature exhibition represents a very special art show for the Friends of the Redmond Branch Library which illustrates the connectivity in all aspects of the creative process. From painting to photography to fiber and beyond, Central Oregon artists offer their unique interpretations of the link between art and literature or art and music. A 50 word essay explaining the artist’s vision accompanies each piece of art. Thru April 25, the exhibit coincides with the Deschutes Public Library Foundation’s Novel Idea programming with Peter Heller’s The Dog Stars. Local artist and muralist, Erik Hoogen, was selected to create a painting representative of this novel. Hoogen is a world traveler who has supported himself through his unique paintings. Erik is an acrylic painter whose works can be seen locally in Bend, Redmond and most dramatically in the murals on the Thriftway store in Terrebonne. Reception Saturday, April 12, 6-8pm. Attendees can view the artwork while listening to the sound of local jazz duo, JazCru. Sample Central Oregon newest brewery, Juniper Brewing Company. JazCru will perform such Jazz standards as Girl from Ipanema, Autumn Leaves, Besame Mucho and Satin Doll. The duo is comprised of Lee Barker and Alan Yankus.
Black Butte Ranch
Todd Marinovich exclusive exhibit thru April in the Lodge Gallery.
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
Second Saturday April 12 featuring old trade beads on buckskin for the Earthy look, three books on prehistoric fiction by Cha and the new Regat bronze sculptures.
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, Art Stroll - 3:30-6:30pm, Friday, April 11.
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
The Dog Stars, based on Peter Heller’s book of the same name - Deschutes Library’s Novel Idea selection. Featuring two- and three-dimensional art in keeping with the book’s theme. Items from Ponderosa Forge will be featured in the library’s display cases.
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 April 12 from 4-6pm. Featured artists are Marjorie Cossairt, Stella Rose Powell, Chuck Chamberlain and Glenn Burleigh.
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. Thru 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
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.