1. Atelier 6000 541-330-8759 2. Desperado 541-749-9980 3. Franklin Crossing 541-382-9398 4. Karen Bandy Studio 541-388-0155 5. Lubbesmeyer Studio 541-330-0840 6. Red Chair Gallery 541-306-3176 7. Sage Custom Framing 541-382-5884 8. The Oxford 877-440-8436 9. Tumalo Art Co. 541-385-9144 (Interested in getting on the ArtWalk map? Ask us how!)
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Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste 1, 541-633-7590, www.alledarealestate.com.
Local Bend artist Margi Legowik has created a suite of work she calls Tuscan Spring which is the result of a month in Italy and Spain this year. She spent a week in a monastery in Tuscany studying with the acclaimed watercolorist, Mary Whyte. This show was created during and after that special week in May. Margi recently moved to Bend from Tacoma, Washington and is delighted with the robust art scene here. Currently serving as the president of Plein Air Painters of Oregon, she is also a member of Sagebrushers. After a successful career as a financial planner for Columbia Bank, she is thrilled to have the time to pursue her first love, painting. Although this show is exclusively watercolors, she is also accomplished with oil colors.
Architects Showcase Work at St. Clair Place
Corner of Bond and Minnesota Ave. Info: Renée Alexander at 541-382-5535, Seth Anderson at 541-647-5675 or Heidi Slayburgh at 541-388-9897.
In conjunction with First Friday, Central Oregon Professional Architects Network (COPAN) featuring showcase of work by local architects and architectural firms. Participating architects will display their projects showcasing a variety of local talent and architectural specialties located in Central Oregon. COPAN promotes architecture professionals in Central Oregon and encourages collaboration among its members.
Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin Ave.
Photography, an exhibit featuring Vern Bartley, Dorothy Freudenberg, Dave Kamperman and Larry Turner. Also included is a feature of work from the Estate of Jason Mitchell Photography. Bartley presents digital photography of Central Oregon landscapes including his noted Painted Hills. Freudenberg shows her colorful digital photography collages combining multiple layers of imagery. Kamperman shows striking landscapes in varied light printed on metal, canvas and paper. Turner shows an eclectic combination of digital and Pentax slide photos including landscapes and engaging figures. The estate of Jason Mitchell Photography presents a selection of color photography of Mitchell’s rivers and mountains. Noi Thai serves wine and appetizers with the Tommy Leroy Trio performing jazz. Billye Turner, art consultant, 541-382-9398, organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing.
389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Suite 120, 541-330-8759, www.atelier6000.com.
Icons of the Pacific Northwest thru September. Pacific Northwest artists explore the natural beauty, culture, wildlife and spirit of their region. Finding inspiration in the intersections where sea runs into forest, mountains meet desert and culture create structure, invited artists express their interpretation of icons of the Pacific Northwest. Artists include Audrey Desler, Barbara Mason, Barbara Tetenbaum, Bryn Harding, Christy Wyckoff, Clare Carpenter, Diane Divelbess, Elizabeth Dove, Jane Pagliarulo, James B. Thompson, Jeffrey Baker, Jill Fitterer, Kris Ekstrand Molesworth, Patricia Clark, Martha Pfanschmidt, Mary Farrell, Sarah Horowitz and Sandy Anderson.
910 Harriman St #100, 541-617-8854.
Nancy Gant featured artist.
Bend Brewing Company
1019 NW Brooks St., 541-383-1599, www.bendbrewingco.com.
Showcasing art by Rick Kispert.
916 NW Wall St., Bend, 541-323-3277, www.benddvine.com.
Featuring Brenda Reid Irwin, acrylics and recycled art, Beverly Adler, fiber art and Teri Shamlian, stained glass and fused glass mosaic art.
Bend Premier Real Estate
550 NW Franklin Ave., 541-323-2779.
Featuring Oregon artist Dori Litzer who views oil painting to be a necessary component within her life. She has exhibited her work throughout her painting career, with paintings currently being exhibited in the Lawrence Gallery in Portland.
Bluebird Coffee Company
550 NW Bond St., 541-330-2100, www.facebook.com/BluebirdCoffeeCompanyBendOregon.
Local artist, Darryl Cox, constructs bas relief sculptures of wood, combining highly refined material with raw, energetic elements from nature. Like Trevi fountain, the natural elements grow seamlessly out of the surrounding edifice, creating a powerful, dream like structure forever frozen in suspension.
Cascade AE APP Party at OnPoint Parking Lot
950 NW Bond St. Bend. 541-388-5665 www.cascadeae.com.
Join the A&E team and App developers, Five Talent Software, for the launch. App includes First Friday ArtWalk interactive map, Central Oregon exhibits and an extensive event calendar.
924 NW Brooks St., 541-678-5162.
Featuring Austin, Texas artist Eli Halpin.
Crow’s Feet Commons
875 NW Brooks St., 541-728-0066, www.facebook.com/CrowsFeetCommons.
A not-so-forgotten but recently rejuvenated part of “old town” Bend’s rich history. Hosting the lovely country gospel stylings of the wonderful Sweet Bonnie Gayle and her band of country Gentlemen.
1044 NW Bond St., 541-385-8606, www.deschutesbrewery.com
Back Alley Bash at Deschutes Brewery Pub and music by Necktie Killers! Party starts at 6pm. Mike Putnam will introduce two new at the downtown pub for First Friday and will be on display for the month of August.
Desperado Contemporary & Nostalgic Western Store
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. www.barbaraslater.com.
DOJO Restaurant & Lounge
852 NW Brooks St., 541-706-9091, www.dojobend.com.
VAJO is an African born artist who has participated with Rise Up over the last couple years facilitating workshops and projects in Tunisia. He has been living in Bend for the past couple months preparing for his exhibition and working with the local non-profit. The pieces will hang all month and will offer residents the opportunity to view and purchase his unique style of art.
Feather’s Edge Finery
113 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-306-3162, www.thefeathersedge.com.
Featuring work from Steel Life, recycled steel planters with a modern flair.
841 Bond St., 541-385-8858
Ann Hollenberg will be featured for August, Ann’s goal is for each of her paintings to capture the essence of her subject and to create a painting that gives the viewer pleasure.
High Desert Frameworks!
61 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 101, 541-647-2191, www.highdesertframeworks.com.
Featuring artist Kay Baker, original oils.
Hot Box Betty
903 NW Wall St., 541-383-0050, www.hotboxbetty.com.
BendFilm Posters display.
Jeffrey Murray Photography
118 NW Minnesota Ave. 925-389-0610, www.jeffreymurrayphotography.com.
The talent and wit behind Jeffrey Murray Photography relies on a small group of individuals with the background, passion and knowledge (whether human or not) needed for Jeffrey Murray Photography’s creative operation. For the past two years the Jeffrey Murray Photography team has traveled full time throughout the United States in hopes of bringing you the rarest and most exquisite moments in nature. Enter the First Friday Raffle for a chance to win a print.
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. 5, 541-388-0155,www.karenbandy.com.
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, vessels and wild animals are often depicted. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:30-5pm and by appointment, and First Fridays 5-9pm.
Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
The 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 through Saturday, and the Lubbesmeyers welcome your visit.
Mary Medrano Gallery
25 NW Minnesota Avenue Ste. 12 (above Thump Coffee), 408-250-2732, www.marymedrano.com.
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.
869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, www.mockingbird-gallery.com.
First Friday listen to the jazz stylings of Rich Hurdle and Friends, and enjoy an evening of sensational art. Delbert Gish’s one man show will run through the end of August. Gish considers himself a realist painter and is known for his still life, portrait and landscape paintings.
Nature of Words
224 NW Oregon Ave., 541-647-2233, www.thenatureofwords.org.
Featuring a public reading from Bend Poet Judith Montgomery.
Art at the Oxford
10 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-382-8436, www.oxfordhotelbend.com.
Photography featuring Vern Bartley, Dorothy Freudenberg, Dave Kamperman, Larry Turner and images from the Estate of Jason Mitchell Photography. Thru August. A full exhibit of these artists’ work will be on display at Franklin Crossing. Billye Turner, art consultant, presents Art at the Oxford with info at 541-382-9398 or email@example.com.
Patagonia @ Bend
1000 NW Wall St., Suite 101, 541-382-6694, http://patagoniabend.com
Featuring prints by Collinsrocks Media and beer poured by 10 Barrel.
Pave Fine Jewelry
101 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-322-0500, www.pavebend.com.
Featuring Brad Goldpaint’s landscape astrophotography ranging from fine-art imagery of high altitude wilderness areas to time-lapse videos of the night sky.
Paul Scott Gallery
869 NW Wall Street, Ste. 104, 541-330-6000, www.paulscottfineart.com.
New works by Jeanie Tomanek and Mike Moran. Tomanek is a figurative oil painter who paints to explore the significance of memories, feelings, dreams and images that seem to demand her closer attention. Literature, folktales and myths often inspire her exploration of the feminine archetype.
Moran is a multi skilled artist working as a painter, a print-maker and a sculptor. He balances ancient with contemporary to create content-rich art works that evokes the familiar and well acquainted.
Peapod Glass Gallery
164 NW Greenwood Ave., 541-771-0690, www.peapodglass.com.
Local Reggae Band: Vital Rhythm preforms acoustic
Local Artist: J. Wells presents and creates his bright colored grafiti\sci-fi art
926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527.
Featured quilter is Sarah Kaufman and the group exhibit will be quilts from the Cover to Cover group of the novel Prayers for Sale. Thru September 4.
Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave. in the historic O’Kane building, 541-306-3176, www.redchairgallerybend.com.
The Art of August features artists Will Nash, Joanie Callen and Kim McClain. From sculpture to cabinetry, mantels to corbels, housewares to mandolins, Will’s passion has been the creative carving and working of one of the earth’s greatest mediums: wood. There is a hidden magic in the qualities inherent in wood; the depth of polished burl and the strength of grain, the early and the late, the figural and the medulary, a magic Will tries to reflect in his sculptural exploration. Callen studied classical mosaics in Ravenna, Italy. The technique was the ancient Byzantine method of setting tesserae (pieces of glass) directly into a mortar bed. 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. McClain’s paintings can be described as expressive, intuitive and emotional. Using color, line and texture, she may often layer with mixed media to create her images. She tries to capture the spirit of her subject and invite the viewer to emotionally participate in her work.
Sage Custom Framing & Gallery Exhibits
834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, www.sageframing-gallery.com.
Thru August, paintings of Lise Hoffman-McCabe and Sue Lyon-Manley. Hoffman-McCabe is an award winning plein air pastel artist. She sees the beauty in our high desert landscape and attempts to convey her vision to the viewer. From the variety of color to be found in a scene like Smith Rock to showing the majesty of the Cascade Mountain Range, Lise hopes her paintings convey the sense of beauty of the world we are gifted to live in. Lise is a partner in the Red Chair Gallery.
Lyon-Manley’s mentors have always said to paint what she loves and that her emotions would translate into her work, giving them her unique signature. Sue turned to her local environment and, by allowing her physical and intellectual sensations to fuse with her painting, began creating exciting impressionistic landscapes. Sue is a local artist whose pastel work reflects her love of the Oregon landscape. She paints ‘plein air’, completing the majority of her pieces on-site at favorite locales.
1001 Wall St., 541-322-8792, www.silveradogallery.com.
Joseph Christensen of JC Lapidary. Oregon artist handcrafting beautiful jewelry featuring many stones from the northwest.
The Oregon Store
639 NW Franklin Ave. www.patcrossart.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Pat Cross will be present at the new location of The Oregon Store on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Wall Street (639 NW Franklin) showcasing oil paintings and fine art prints. Visual artists represented at the store also include Steve Terrill, Susan Luckey Higdon and Ross Wordhouse. Artwalk will include samples of Oregon wines along with a few suprises and a selection of Cross’s fine art prints of the Oregon landscape as give-away items, so bring your business card for the drawing. www.theoregonstore.com.
The Silver Otter
706 SW Industrial Way, Suite 100, Bend. 541-241-7818. www.thesilverotter.com. Exhibiting a collection of locally made art and handmade crafts from all over the world. One year anniversary, celebration with the band Shade 13 playing on the patio, also food vendor with drinks and snacks.
25 NW Minnesota Ave, 541-388-0226, www.thumpcoffee.com.
Mixed Media Canvas by Nicole Samples
Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001.
Moving Forward, oil on canvas by Randy Groden Sr. who began drawing and painting as a young child. Groden’s current works reflect the last decade he spent on the tropical island of Maui, Hawaii. His range of work includes murals, landscapes, figures, ballet dancers and portrait commissions.
Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Ste. 407, 541-385-9144, www.tumaloartco.com.
Nancy Becker and Susan Luckey Higdon combine two and three dimensional art for their joint show, Fluid. Swirling colors and flowing, sensuous design mark Nancy Becker’s hand-blown glass. For this show she combines warm and cool colors in vessels, wall and sculptural pieces. From the fresh luminous greens of Hosmer Lake to the abstracted flash of kokanee in the headwaters of the Metolius River, water is the inspiration for this new series of acrylics on board by Susan Luckey Higdon.
805 NW Wall Street, 541-728-0303, www.velvetbend.com.
Fresh new art from Lisa Copenhagen Wachs and music from Allan Byer at 7:30pm, www.allanbyer.com. Lisa is a self-employed graphic designer and fine artist and has been a fixture on the local art scene for more than a decade and paints primarily in oils and also works in mixed media collage/assemblage. She was also a featured artist in Oregon Home Magazine in January and February, 2003. Lisa works in her Tumalo studio, which overlooks the high desert landscape.