50 Scott Street
Sparrow Bakery, Stuarts of Bend, The Workhouse, CinderconeClayCenter, The Cube and Cement Elegance. Special Last Saturday August 29, 6-10pm with Furniture Flip Design Challenge. Free to attend, donations welcome.
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.
601 NW Wall St.
My Oregon Thru August 31, paintings and photographs inspired by our state.
Contact: Denise at 541-350-8039.
Bend Senior Center
1600 SE Reed Market Road
Some great works by SageBrushers artists.
Blue Spruce Pottery
20591 Dorchester E. 541-382-0197
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. Call for an appointment.
Blue Star Salon
1001 NW Wall St #103, Loni Van Duzer
Photos taken by Harmony Thomas, manager at Silverado Jewelry Gallery. Last year she took a trip to Kenya with the organization A Voice is Heard and took a fantastic array of photos chronicling her time there. Half of the proceeds of the sales will go to A Voice is Heard, a nonprofit that sponsors the education of young girls in Kenya all the way through higher education not only grade school and high school. The rest of the proceeds will be used for Harmony to return to Kenya and reconnect with the people and young girls she met last year.
Circle of Friends Art & Academy
19889 Eighth St., 541-706-9025
STARS during August. The creative talents of featured artists Barbara Berry, Brad Pinkert and Cathy Willis.The public is invited to join the COFA family at a reception in honor of the August artists on Saturday, August 1, 4-7pm.
Berry is a well-known Central Oregon artist painting primarily in acrylic. For this Special STARS event, Barbara will be offering a Summer Madness Collector’s Sale of 100 of her works for $100 – $125 per painting.
After retiring, Pinkert moved to Bend to enjoy the beauty of Oregon. Brad loves building and working with wood and his hall trees represent this love. One-of-a-kind, the hall trees are made from doors from Habitat for Humanity—a charity dear to Brad’s heart. The seats are created out of recycled wood and the hat/coat hooks are often antique door knobs.
Willis discovered beads over 20 years ago and clay a few years later. She often combines elements like clay with wood or metal. Cathy tries to utilize items from nature such as stamps made from seed pods in her work. Images of animals and birds are often found in both her pottery and jewelry.
Free First Saturday Foot Rubs with Julie!
COCC Rotunda Gallery
in the Barber Library
Mary Medrano’s Feathered Tales, her first solo exhibition in Central Oregon. Reception honoring the artist on August 5 from 5–7pm. Thru August 17.
Medrano, during the past six months, created a series of 30 mixed-media paintings depicting tales of man vs. nature. Entitled Feathered Tales,the series employs symbology to depict this conflict in that a solitary bird representing nature appears in most images and a variety of materials as well as shapes depict litter and pollution.
The vibrant palette of the series, the predominant, and often embellished bird images, and the overall beauty of the work represents hope.
Des Chutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave.
Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West. Discover the story of John C. Fremont and his expedition through Central Oregon in 1843-44. An unlikely hero, Fremont’s mapping expeditions provided maps for emigrants on The Oregon Trail and beyond, launching him to fame, fortune and a bid for president of the United States of America. Developed in partnership with the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, the exhibit features archaeological evidence of the party’s route, artifacts on loan from seven different collections and the Fremont howitzer abandoned in the Sierra Nevada winter of 1844. Thru December.
DeWilde Art & Glass
321 SW Powerhouse, 541-419-3337
Handmade stained glass windows, doors and hanging works of art.
High Desert Museum
59800 S Hwy. 97
Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science
Mt. Bachelor Quilters Guild
37th Annual Quilt Show and Sale
August 15 in Pioneer Park, corner of Wall and Portland, downtown Bend. The second largest outdoor quilt show in Central Oregon. Over 200 original works will be displayed as well as a boutique and quilt supplies sale. Our raffle quilt winner will be announced. Show runs from 10am-4pm.
Piacentini Book Arts
Studio & Gallery
2146 NE Third Ave., Ste. 140
Moving to Third between Olney and Greenwood in the Makers District. One-of-a-kind bookmaking studio and gallery that features book-inspired arts and crafts. We are currently working on our fall workshop schedule. Come on in and see what we do—Be A Maker!
Coming to Piacentini Studio and Gallery First Friday in September, Eugene Artist, Beth I. Robinson presents, Mimesis and Mourning, a record of emotional responses to the process of bereavement through the creation of collage and book structures.
Summer hours are 1-4pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and by appointment.
Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery
2075 NE Wyatt Court
Marlene Moore Alexander
Reception August 7 for Jenny and Douglas Campbell Smith. Doug and Jenny for the past 28 years have been travelling to various parts of Europe, painting watercolors on site, and works on canvas in their studio when they return.
Most recently the Umbrian and Tuscan areas of Italy have been their destinations, resulting in numerous paintings of this region.
Doug was a professor of art at Western Oregon University before taking the same position at Central Oregon Community College in 1973. He retired in 1995. Jenny was born in England and came to Central Oregon in 1984.
19007 Innes Market Rd.
Showing mixed media, paintings, metalwork and sculpture from Randy and Holly Smithey.
SageBrushers Art Society
117 SW Roosevelt Ave.sagebrushersartofbend.com
Works of Wednesday Painters like the one shown here. Thru June.
St. Charles Medical Center – Bend
2500 NE Neff Rd.
Local artists fill galleries from all around Bend including Sherri Bashore, Shari Crandall and Cheryl Buchanan. New display in the waiting room cabinet, Susan Harkness-Williams and her very fun and beautiful gourd art with masks on second floor.