First Friday ArtWalk
Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste 1.
Thru December. Featuring Brian Becker who says, “I landed here in Central Oregon…and never looked back. With Oregon’s unlimited landscape and Mt. Bachelor in my backyard, I’ve been able to pursue my photographic passion for chasing thunderstorms, sunsets and deep POW. In this time I have taken hundreds of thousands of photos for individuals, large corporations and my own enjoyment. This experience has shown me how to see, react and capture the beauty in life.” www.brianbeckerphotography.com.
Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing
50 NW Franklin Ave.
Celebrates First Friday with oil paintings by Ann Ruttan. Thru November 28. Noted Northwest artist Ann Ruttan presents expressionistic and abstract oil paintings, demonstrating the breadth and variety of her current work. Most depict her favored subject of the natural landscape of Central Oregon and the Ochoco National Forest. The Ochoco National Forest has special significance for Ruttan. She attends the annual wild mustang count of the national forest and, in 2012, adopted a wild mustang stallion. The artist rescued the horse from his destruction due to an excess of herd stallions. With assistance from Central Oregon trainers, the mustang became domesticated as the artist’s personal horse. Widely collected throughout the U.S., Oregon Public Broadcasting featured Ruttan on its Art Beat series.
Arts Central & the Art Station
313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., 541-617-1317
November 7, Family First Friday: Sculpture. Kick off First Friday with a family-friendly activity at the Art Station! Kids and adults can get creative with a self-guided art activity with one of our instructors. Special morning sessions from 10am-12pm are perfect for homeschoolers. Evening sessions from 4-6pm offer art making in one studio, and adult refreshments in the other! Adults, please accompany youth under 18 at all times.
389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Ste. 120, 541-330-8759, www.atelier6000.com
The history, landscape and characters of the old west inspire contemporary prints and books by local artists. Vintage West exhibit. First Friday reception will include live music by the Anvil Blasters from 5:30-7:30pm. Jean Harkin is First Friday Artist in the studio demonstrating her printing technique. Robyn Cochran-Ragland is the A6 featured member with work on display in the gallery entrance.
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
More than 30 junior and senior artists from Summit High School will be showing their works during November at the downtown office. This is always one of our favorite shows of the year as we get to provide space for young local talent.
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
Desperado Boutique introduces world renowned master boot maker Scott Emmerich of Tres Outlaws Boot Co. Emmerich is among a handful of master boot makers worldwide who create one-of-a-kind western style custom boots completely by hand. Emmerich will be showcasing dozens of his wearable art pieces. Emmerich has created more than 40,000 custom boots over the last 32-years. Desperado is a boot, gift, jewelry and clothing boutique showcasing a wide range of designers and artists like Scott Emmerich of Tres Outlaws Boot Co., Trunk Show: Saturday, November 8, 12-8pm. Open seven days a week.
Des Chutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave, Bend
Join the Des Chutes Historical Museum to celebrate the release of Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon by Jon Abernathy on November 7 at 6:30 p.m. Published by The History Press, the book chronicles the rise of the beer industry in Bend.
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.
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. First Friday serving wine and snacks and raffling off natural products and services. Hawthorn Healing Arts will be offering a musical ambiance through the collaboration of practitioners Josh Phillips, ND and Matt Lauziere, LMT who are both accomplished musicians. 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. Her paintings have a rustic, organic beauty. Jones often paints on a large scale, which comes naturally from her years as a muralist. A self-taught artist, she has an interior design background, which has motivated her to bring warmth, through her art, into people’s homes. She paints in series usually based on certain color palettes. Jones’ style and subject matter are always changing, but her work has a contemporary feel. Light, texture and mood are the key elements she uses to compose her works. She enjoys painting figures as well as bold landscapes and colorful abstracts.Jones has been a member of Red Chair Gallery in Bend and The Artist’s Gallery, Sunriver. Her paintings have been featured for many years in the annual Tour of Homes. www.kimjonesartist.com.
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. , Tucked between Thump coffee and Aleda Real Estate on upper Minnesota. 541-388-0155, www.karenbandy.com
Karen’s latest jewelry explores architecture and the creative process. If you are curious about what goes into designing award-winning jewelry you should stop by, Karen has been creating custom designed jewelry in downtown Bend since 1987. Her latest paintings continue to explore her fascination of wild and domestic animals and the impact they have in all our lives. She calls this show, Field Guide: Predator and Prey. If you cannot make it to First Friday, Karen is in the shop Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30am-5pm and by appointment at other times.
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.
869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, www.mockingbird-gallery.com
Mockingbird A-Z, a group show will exhibit on First Friday; come hear the sounds of Rich Hurdle and Friends. Each artist brings their individual perspectives and life experiences to their work. The outcome is a refreshing diversity of subject matter in a variety of media. This show will highlight a broad spectrum of talent and inspiration in a cohesive and pleasurable viewing experience.
Joseph Alleman is a watercolorist and oil painter, Steven Lee Adams believes the best art is created when the artist has a connection with a scene and conveys that special feeling to the viewer, Cyrus Afsary’s oil paintings emulate the works of 19th Century Romantic painters, Richard Boyer paints figure studies, John DeMott paints in a style he calls historical realism, Delbert Gish is a realist painter and is known for his exceptional still life, portrait and landscape oil paintings, Norma Holmes passion is painting and Mother Nature is her inspiration, Eric Jacobsen is a plein air and still life painter, Fran Kievet’s goal is to create art that stirs emotions, Bryce Cameron Liston is an oil painter whose subject is the human figure, Edward J. Fraughton is a sculptor, Nathaniel Praska creates en plein air, Ken Roth paints impressionistic landscapes and birds of prey, Craig Zuger focuses is on how the landscape is affected by the atmosphere and Xiaogang Zhu creates light-filled landscapes and beautifully illuminated waterscapes.
Art at the Oxford
Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436
Photography by Charles Cockburn with the artist present during First Friday. Local photographer Charles Cockburn grew up with family outings to the Oregon wilderness. His love for the outdoors developed through these adventures as did his interest in capturing nature’s beauty through photography. His work features images from remote and unique locations and the Oxford exhibition features both mountains and rivers of the region.
Paul Scott Gallery
869 NW Wall St., Ste. 104, 541-330-6000, www.paulscottfineart.com
Spotlights artist John Maxon, a vibrant landscape oil painter.
Piacentini Book Arts Studio & Gallery
2146 NE Fourth Ave., Ste 140, 541-633-7055, www.PiacentiniStudios.com
Mixed Media Artist Books by Kim Kimerling who exhibits sculptural, mixed media artist books. His work is inspired by symbols. “Man has a common heritage and a common destiny. We are all members of one human race.” Kimerling, at home in all cultures, describes himself as a multicultural symbologist and uses ciphers he has created during a lifetime career of teaching art--from the Navajo reservation of New Mexico to Belize in South America; from the University of Nigeria to the University of Oregon.
KIGO-SEASONS continues thru November with monotypes by North Coast Printmaker Gin Laughery that connect viewers to “suggestions of place and mood, reflections that create a dramatic interplay of land and sky; smoke moves across the paper, yet is held in suspension.” A moment in time, captured.
Linda Piacentini-Yaple uses calligraphic marks and textures to unite art and poetry--a combination of empty space and monochromatic strokes suggest the intangible; sometimes a color or word appears--expressive and alive.
Bend’s One Breath Poet’s, a group of Haiku poets who meet once a month at the Deschutes Library, have released their first book of haiku, a short form poetry inspired by the seasons. Books are handmade and for sale $20—a great gift idea.
Piacentini Book Arts Studio and Gallery is a one-of-a-kind bookmaking studio seeking to advance the emerging art of the book in Central Oregon through exhibits, small workshops and community partnership. Open to the public every First Friday from 3-6pm.Winter hours 11am-3:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and by appointment.
926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527.
November Inspirations Small Quilt Show will display over 50 quilts, each from a different artist.
Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176, www.redchairgallerybend.com
Of Earth and Light featuring three local artists: Sue Lyon-Manley, Rita Neely Dunlavy and Will Nash. Lyon-Manley’s work is inspired by the beauty of local landscape. Working in saturated colors, this latest collection of Lyon-Manley’s work includes plein air work finished with impressionistic-to-abstract overtones.
Neely Dunlavy has merged her love of traditional mosaics with a warm glass technique using transparent glass to collect the natural light into her work. Honoring the mosaic process has resulted in the tesserae creating facets that pull any available light into the artwork.
Nash was raised in Central Oregon on 40 acres in ancient Juniper forest. In 1999 he began pursuing Lutherie and woodworking, building several guitars and mandolins as well as creative outdoor structures. From 2002 to 2004 he worked for Breedlove Guitars building mandolins. In 2010 he returned full-time to making art, musical instruments and furniture. He is influenced greatly by the work of Sam Maloof and the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.
Sage Custom Framing
834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, www.sageframing-gallery.com
Featured artist Pat Markle - Still Life and Portraits in Oil and Graphite. Markle has chosen to place herself within the remarkable tradition of realism in the style of the old masters. As a contemporary realist painter, Pat pursues a slow and thoughtful process of creating a painting. In using many thin layers of paint to create the subtle effects of light and space, she draws the viewer into an emotional experience of beauty and quiet stillness. Whether painting still life or portraits, her work is influenced and grounded upon the classical ideal of harmony and balance. “I am passionate about working with the subtleties of light and shadow and the psychological nuances of composition. By patiently striving to capture the sensuous and spiritual qualities of what is before me, I hope to create a heightened sense of beauty that will nourish the eye.” Markle has recently become a Bend resident, relocating from San Francisco where she successfully exhibited in numerous group shows. Over the last 14 years she has developed through independent study with some of the more significant contemporary artists working today, Jon DeMartin, Russell Recchio, Sadie Valeri and Juliette Aristides.
Synergy Health & Wellness
Featuring local artist Taylor Rose and her amazing illustrations. Wine, snacks and free chair massages will be available as well.
Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001
Featuring artwork by Sarah Helen More exhibition Cinder Road. More moved to Central Oregon’s high desert in 2013 and lives on the edge of the Deschutes National Forest. Buttes covered with tall Ponderosa pine trees and dusty cinder roads ignited years of dormant creativity. More has degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and the Cranbrook Academy of Art and she has worked as a studio assistant to Takashi Murakami, an internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist. More’s process of crafting a visual narrative begins with detailed written snippets and sketches taken from outdoors hikes while exploring and collecting animal bones and feathers.
Tumalo Art Company
450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 407, 541-385-9144, www.tumaloartco.com
Alisa Huntley’s November show Portrait of a Place focuses on the Steens Wilderness Area and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, wild places that support hundred of thousands of waterfowl, songbirds and raptors during the migratory season. She pays tribute to a remarkable place through her paintings.
Painting in oils on aluminum and copper, Alisa’s process is much like a watercolorist. She applies the oil on the metal in transparent layers, and plans her composition to allow some of the aluminum or copper passages to peak through, similar to the white of a watercolor paper. As the paint flows and spreads, spontaneous drips and bleeds are interpreted into the composition. The aluminum and copper each provide a different feeling and color, but both offer an exciting, modern aesthetic and jewel-like glow.