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 images by members of the High Desert Art League. Thru December 30. In its 14th year, the High Desert Art League is a professional artists’ group which supports the advancement of its members through exhibitions, education and related outreach. The League’s members create a diverse array of artworks in acrylic, encaustics, oil, pastel, photography, printmaking, solvent transfer and watercolor. A unique mix of 12 professional artists of Central Oregon, its members include Cindy Briggs, Helen Brown, Pat Clark, Richard Fredericks, Cameron Kaseberg, David Kinker, Jaqueline Newbold, Vivian Olsen, Janice Rhodes, Barbara Slater, Joren Traveller and Shelly Wierzba. These artists present some 30 plus works in the Franklin Crossing exhibit.
Noi Thai serves wine and Thai appetizers. Tom Freedman and friends Kimberly Lakehomer, Mathew Williams, and Steve Thorp present Holiday Jazz. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing and provides additional information at 503-780-2828 or email@example.com
Arts Central & the Art Station
313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., 541-617-1317
December 5, 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-Noon 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. A6 is open Monday-Friday from 9:30am-7pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm.
A6’s annual Member Show has a new twist. December’s 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 December. “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. Holiday shoppers should definitely visit Print Salon. 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 during the holidays. Our exhibit will be constantly changing as we fill in the holes with new work. By mid-December, it could be a completely different show.” Jean Harkin will be the First Friday Artist in the Studio, demonstrating her printing techniques from 5:30-8pm.
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
A very special First Friday will be held at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty in December. Photographer Jill Rosell has been working with members of Abilitree on a project called The Lens Project. The team travelled around Bend taking photos with Jill’s assistance. The framed canvasses will be on display at the downtown office on December 5 from 5pm-8pm. The photos will be on sale and are stunning. The show lasts the entire month of December. Please join us.
115 NW Minnesota Ave., 512-289-1284
Mexican folk art, Latin American textiles and accessories and David Marsh Furniture.
Corner of Bond and Delaware, Friday December 5
Visions of Hope embraces the unique task of connecting inmates, Ugandan orphans and the rest of us. For the past five years, amazing inmate art has been used as a fund raiser for the children of Otino Waa Children’s Village. At the same time, inmates from multiple prison locations are stepping up to become active sponsors for the same kids. We seek donors and art procurers who are passionate about this exceptional process.
Visions of Hope continues with Bend First Friday Art Walk. Please come view our newest art at: visions-hope.org, VOH@bendbroadband.com, 541-420-6611
Old Mill District, 330 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541-749-9980
Desperado Boutique presents guest artist Travis Knight, a fine artist and illustrator living and working in Bend. He works closely with clients to create custom portraits, murals and wildlife. He has created work for the Melanoma Foundation and other notable organizations to raise funds and awareness. www.travisknightart.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
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
Join Karen this First Friday for a holiday celebration with live jazz by Two Thirds Trio and a taste of wine. Shop Karen’s latest jewelry designs featuring rustic diamonds mixed with modern diamonds and precious metals. These diamonds, which are cut in the style of diamonds from the 16th century, are fun, affordable and very wearable. They are just right for today. Karen’s latest paintings continue to explore her fascination of wild and domestic animals and the impact they have in all our lives. She also will paint your favorite pet, so talk to her about a commission today. It would make a wonderful gift. Special December holiday hours, Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-5pm, Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment. Also open Monday December 22.
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
Troy Collins and Bart Walker are sharing the spotlight for the First Friday exhibit titled Color of Light. Thru December. Meet the artists, enjoy a glass of wine and listen to live jazz performed by Rich Hurdle and Friends.
Collins is a native of Montana and Walker makes his home in Teton Valley, Idaho. Both love the rugged outdoors, exploring the backcountry wilderness where they find inspiration and renewed motivation in the boundless beauty of nature. Troy and Bart are avid plein air painters. Back in their studios, they recollect the light and evocative beauty of nature and transfer it to their canvases. Troy’s loose impressionistic style complements Bart’s exquisitely detailed paintings. Both are stellar artists who bring passion and dedication to their art.
Art at the Oxford
Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436
First Friday presents Christian Heeb’s unique photography continuing thru December. Known worldwide for his dramatic, colorful photos, Heeb presents images of iconic Central Oregon scenes as well as newly created images of the region including Deschutes River. Heeb has spent the last 25 years traveling the globe, over five continents and 70 different countries with over 130 published coffee table books and numerous magazine articles. While shooting for international clients, Heeb also creates with extensive work for Oregon clients such as Travel Oregon. He and wife Regula own the Cascade Center of Photography in Bend.
Billye Turner, art consultant, curates art displays for The Oxford Hotel lobby with additional information at 503-780-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Scott Gallery
869 NW Wall St., Ste. 104, 541-330-6000, www.paulscottfineart.com
Happy Holidays from all of us at Paul Scott Gallery. December is a month to share all our wonderful artists with you! Come visit and enjoy works from our Northwest artists and beyond!
Piacentini Book Arts Studio & Gallery
2146 NE Fourth Ave., Ste 140, 541-633-7055, www.PiacentiniStudios.com
Winter Solstice open house First Friday. Winter solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year–a time of foreboding and expectancy– as the longest night leads to the revival of the sun. It is a turning point, when the sun reaches its southernmost point from the equator and seems to pause before reversing course. Solstice in Latin means “the sun standing still.” Solstice also marks the increase in the hours of daylight.
Book artist, Linda Piacentini-Yaple, exhibits hand-made, one-of-a-kind books that capture those juxtapositions between dark and light space, thick and thin marks, imagination and reality–using sticks, pine needles and balsa with sumi, acrylic and gouache. Piacentini-Yaple has exhibited world-wide. Her books reside in private and public collections.
Have a cup of hot cider–browse gift ideas, handmade books of haiku poetry by the One Breath Poets of Bend, book ornaments–or sign up for a Book Ornament Class, Saturday, December 6, 10am-12pm. 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 3-6pm. Hours 11:30am-3:30pm Monday, Tuesday and Saturday and by appointment.
926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527. Inspirations Small Quilts
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
Joy of Creativity featuring three local artists: Debra Borine, Helen Bommarito and Lise Hoffman-McCabe. Borine is a fused glass artist who also uses many interesting and technical glass kilnforming methods. Kilnformed, fused or warm glass as it is known, is formed by layering two or more pieces of sheet glass and then fusing it together in a kiln to form a solid piece of glass. Heat and gravity allow it to change and assume a different shape on a second firing. Bommarito is a noted artist in two very different mediums. She creates jewelry that is colorful and stylish, however she also is an experienced ceramic artist. Her pottery is both functional and fun and appeals to all ages. Helen is a pottery instructor at both COCC and the Art Station. Hoffman-McCabe is an award winning plein air pastel artist specializing in landscape art. Her scenes of Central Oregon show the beautiful area that we all call home. For this show she has made many smaller paintings that would be appropriate for the holiday gift giving season.
Red Chair Gallery’s artists will donate 10 percent of December’s sales to the Bethlehem Inn.
Sage Custom Framing
834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, www.sageframing-gallery.com
Featured show for December and 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
244 NE Franklin Ave, www.synergyhealthbend.com, 541-323-3488, email@example.com
Featuring local artist Taylor Rose and her amazing illustrations thru December. Wine, snacks and free chair massages will be available as well. Thru January Meryl Turner.
The Jewel in Bend
Tres Jolie De Bend, 933 NW Wall Street, 541-549-9388
The Jewel offeres Her one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces are created with stone, gold, silver, semi-precious stones and a rainbow of rare gems. 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.
25 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-388-0226
Featuring Megan Phallon. Megan Phallon was raised in a small coastal town in Northern California. Art has always been a constant in her life from an early age. She’s traveled extensively in Central America and the Caribbean, which has a huge influence on her color choices. Megan is a self-taught painter. She has been influenced by artists like Edward Hopper, Ronald Penrose, and Peter Gric. The scenery most featured in her paintings is a combination of places she has lived, including Northern California, Southern Utah, the Black Hills of South Dakota, and now Central Oregon. Her vibrant, surreal and dreamscapes paintings thru December.
Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001
Features artwork by Adell Shetterly thru December in Inroads in Ink. Shetterly, local Bend artist, has followed her own artistic path as defined in ink. The exhibition investigates the artists’ process, techniques in printmaking and feature original hand pulled prints. A variety of techniques can be used in printmaking, and this art form is one of the oldest in the world. Shetterly’s original prints are created from print plates in which the artistic design is originated onto the plate by hand, either by carving as in linocut, construction as in collagraph or mark-making as in monoprints and solar engravings. The prints are all “pulled” manually from a printing press. “The great thing about printmaking is that you are learning something new each time you print,” says Shetterly. “There are so many printmaking permutations – it’s what I love about printmaking. Design possibilities, techniques and variations on how the methods might be combined. Every new work reinforces what I do know – but it also instigates excitement about discovering something new. It is what and how you make of it – printmaking is innovative, creative and open with potential and growth in knowledge of technique and tools that are at hand. It is captivating.” Shetterly, a founding member of Atelier 6000 has had access to the print press and artistic energy the environment provides. “Working with other artists reinforces skill sets and opens new roads to discovery and investigation. It keeps my printmaking evolving.” Additional prints are on exhibit at Atelier 6000.
Tumalo Art Company
450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 407, 541-385-9144, www.tumaloartco.com
Tumalo Art Co. presents annual Winter Salon show featuring small art opening December 5, 4-8pm. Artists have made fine art ornaments—our ongoing tradition. From tiny paintings in all media, to sculpture, photography, ceramics and jewelry, we make it easy to give an original gift—ART. In December we are introducing fine jewelry, ceramic masks and cast glass sculpture 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.
NW Oregon Ave. & Brooks St.
First Friday in December, Bend artist Lloyd McMullen will unveil a new series of small artworks as well as a preview of new designs in Castaways clothing at Via Delia.
McMullen has created original mixed media pieces on canvas and wood that expand on recurring themes, adding in drawn and collaged elements. The artist, also the creator of Castaways clothing (made from upcycled knitwear) will be showing a sampler of new designs. Lloyd Mcmullen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-382-5867.