First Friday ArtWalk
Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing
50 NW Franklin Ave.
Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing celebrates First Friday, with paintings by Susan Busik. Busik grew up in Sisters and resides in Bend. Influenced in her love of art by parents who owned an art gallery, she studied weaving in the ‘70s. Her artistic study and ability led her to stage homes for local realtors, creating her own art for the décor in the popular geometric designs of the period.
The artist’s imagery shifted in her 40s when she sought to learn of her ancestry. Adopted as child, Busik knew nothing of her heritage but learned of her birth mother’s Mexican origin. Her desire to connect with her roots strongly influenced her current paintings that reflect the “magic realism” of noted Hispanic authors such as Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Her art of over-scale, brightly colored dahlias, poppies and other subjects also features the traditional, intricate designs and patterns of Mexico, her version of “my Grandmother’s art.”
389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Ste. 120, 541-330-8759, www.atelier6000.com
A6’s annual Member Show has a new twist. Print Salon is a throw-back to the European tradition of a salon-style exhibit, where work is hung floor-to-ceiling. Twenty A6 Artist Members—all local artists—will have numerous pieces in the exhibit, which runs through January. “Visually, this is one of our biggest shows,” explains Dawn Boone, A6’s executive director. A6 asked members to submit up to 10 pieces each for jurying to ensure enough work was available to fill the gallery walls.
Explains Boone, “Unlike a typical show (where purchased work stays up through the entire exhibit), we’re selling Salon work right off the walls, so you can enjoy—or give—art. Our exhibit will be constantly changing as we fill in the holes with new work.” A6 is open Monday-Friday from 9:30am-7pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm.
910 Harriman St., Ste. 100, 541-617-8854
Featuring Azillion Bead’s jewelry artists.
Cascade | Sotheby’s
821 NW Wall St.. 541-549-4653, www.cascadesothebysrealty.com
Featuring a collaboration for artists that exhibited in 2014 and a sample of those who are new in 2015. Among artists showing in 2015 is Brown Cannon.
115 NW Minnesota Ave., 512-289-1284
Mexican folk art, Latin American textiles and accessories and David Marsh Furniture.
Old Mill District, 330 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541-749-9980
Featuring Bend artist Barbara Slater who is inspired by the “out west” way of life and cowboy culture with a touch of city glitz. Painting oils with energy and spirit, this artist’s pigmentation is rich and succulent, while her brushwork is bold and responsive. Barbara continues her studies with different genres, painting still-lifes, florals, landscapes and animals. Animals are her present focus with images of vibrant roosters, horses, cows and other barnyard residents. Painting these rural inhabitants with love and respect, Barbara gives each animal an attitude and personality. Slater’s work was on exhibit this fall in the prestigious Oil Painters of America Show in Carmel, California. www.barbaraslater.com.
The Feather’s Edge Finery
113 NW Minnesota Ave.541-306-3162, www.thefeathersedge.com
Many new artists to share with you all. Hope to see you for First Friday.
Jeffrey Murray Photography
118 NW Minnesota Ave. 925-389-0610, www.jeffreymurrayphotography.com
Landscape photography by Jeffrey Murray from local and national locations.
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., Wed, Thurs., 11:30-5pm 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.
Mary Medrano Gallery
25 NW Minnesota, Ste. 12, 408-250-2732, www.marymedrano.com
Owner Mary Medrano shows her newest figurative works and dog paintings. Her work has been shown in the U.S. and Italy with several solo shows in California including John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis and Gallery Blu in Santa Clara, Ameriprise Financial in San José, Bank of America in Sunnyvale and Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest. She has participated in numerous group shows and has won several awards. She was invited to show her work at the Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy in 2007.
869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, www.mockingbird-gallery.com
Mockingbird welcomes Jennifer Diehl to the gallery with a solo show. Meet Jennifer, an extraordinary oil painter, and enjoy music by Rich Hurdle and Friends jazz trio. Diehl will be giving a live demonstration at Mockingbird Gallery on Saturday, January 3 from 11-2pm.
At an early age, Diehl displayed a talent for creating artwork. Her parents, who were artists, shared their knowledge and philosophy of creativity. They sent her to study Russian Impressionism with Henry Stinson who became her mentor. She also studied under many well known artists while attending the Northwest Artist School in Washington, the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Arizona, and Northern Arizona University.
Diehl lives in Oregon and works as a full-time painter. She teaches and travels monthly for workshops and shows while engaging in plein air painting. Her work has been described as “vibrant and decisive in a contemporary yet classic tradition.” Everyday people and places come to life on her canvases. Her subject matter includes street scenes, cityscapes, still life and figurative paintings, and landscapes.
Art at the Oxford
Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436
Bernard Gateau’s unique photography continues through February 26, 2015. Growing up in the French Alps brought Gateau his first contact with interesting faces. Using his grandmother’s folding Kodak 120 film camera, he memorialized the fast-vanishing village life of his surroundings: farmers, shepherds, peddlers, even itinerant distillers of fruit alcohols. After moving to the U.S. and abandoning a successful career with IBM, he took to the road on a round-the-world drive during which he discovered not only skill in fixing cars, but a talent for capturing the essence of rural peoples in portraiture. The viewer experiences the artist’s photographic talent in images such as the initiate in Mandalay, Myanmar, who “embarks on her novitiate, giving up sparkles and rouge for a shaved head and robe,” or, the Tibetan man, heading home from the market, “who has seen life before the Chinese take-over of Lhasa.” Gateau broadens our awareness of the global community and Central Oregon is fortunate to add his skill to our cadre of photographic talent.
Paul Scott Gallery
869 NW Wall St., Ste. 104, 541-330-6000, www.paulscottfineart.com
Spotlight: Stan Peterson, woodcarver, artist and teller of tales. His carved wooden sculptures are fables left for the viewer to interpret.
926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527.
Mini-groups will be displaying a variety of art and challenge quilts. The exhibit will be up through February 4.
Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176, www.redchairgallerybend.com
Signs of Spring featuring three local artists: Ian Herdell, Laura Childers and Dorothy Eberhardt. Herdell and Childers are a husband and wife team that work under the name of Cambrian Company. They create beautifully designed furniture and art inspired by nature. Their work is made from West Coast woods that lend unique textures and patterns to their furniture and art. Many of their pieces are decorated with lifelike birds and plants created by marquetry, a technique similar to inlay.
Eberhardt is able to experience the joy of all the magical places in Central Oregon and share them with you through her photography. Dorothy’s adventures in pursuit of the magic include hiking, kayaking and snowshoeing. She applies her background in art education and being a professional artist for 35 years to her photos thru strong compositions and artistic principles. In the end, the love of the outdoors and the joy of finding and sharing the magic is the most important thing to her.
Sage Custom Framing
834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, www.sageframing-gallery.com
Featured show January - Small Works. A show dedicated to those “good things that come in small packages.” From tiny 2 x 2 inch miniatures to 12 x 12 inch paintings in a variety of subjects and mediums. A variety of Central Oregon artists will be represented in this show.
Synergy Health & Wellness
Featuring local artist Meryl Turner. Wine, snacks and free chair massages will be available as well. Thru January.
The Jewel in Bend
Tres Jolie De Bend, 933 NW Wall Street, 541-549-9388
Industrial-edged glass cubicles house an eclectic blend of fine jewelry, dramatic quartz geodes and museum-caliber fossil specimens, all enclosed and stacked like icy walls.
Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001
Features tattoo inspired art in a variety of mediums including watercolor, pen and woodcut prints by Dirk Spce and KC Carew. Their exhibit is entitled Gold Standard. Spece has been tattooing in Bend for over 10 years and owns Gold Standard Tattoo in Bend. Carew is his apprentice.
Tumalo Art Company
450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 407, 541-385-9144, www.tumaloartco.com
Tumalo Art Co. is holding its annual Winter Salon show featuring small art. Come and celebrate the new year with from 4-8pm, January 2. Start or add to your collection with small paintings in all media, sculpture, photography, ceramics and jewelry.
Introducing fine jewelry and ceramic masks by beloved Pacific Northwest Native American artist Lillian Pitt. Lillian’s focus is on creating contemporary works of fine art that delight today’s art lovers, and at the same time, honor the history and legends of her people.
Megan McGuiness enjoys weaving ethereal and everyday life together to capture a feeling of whimsy yet understanding. In Photosyngenics she focuses on creating a cross between humans and plants. “I always felt as though humans soak up sun the same way plants do. By morphing together that relationship, a sense of importance is drawn about our bond with nature.” McGuinness grew up in lush Portland, Oregon and made her way to beautiful Bend in 2009. She enjoys creating things that are ethereal, light and fun. Megan was the first artist to participate in the Visit Bend Pillars of Art program in 2011 and has two murals downtown that are part of the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection. In the last year she traveled with Rise Up International teaching screen printing workshops and street art to children in Nicaragua, Albania and Macedonia. Megan is currently working on a children’s book and coloring book.