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 Minnesota Ave., 541-633-7590, www.alledarealestate.com. Featuring artists Janice Rhodes and Barbara Slater thru June. Painting oils with energy and spirit, Slater’s pigmentation is rich and succulent, while her brushwork is bold and responsive. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, American Women Artists (AWEA) and the High Desert Art League. www.barbaraslater.com. Rhodes is a pastel artist with a fondness for encaustics. Each of her pieces is an adventure that combines basic design elements and intuition, and Janice puts her contemporary spin on them that is delightful. She is a member of the Red Chair Gallery and the High Desert Art League. www.janicedrhodes.com.
Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin, celebrates First Friday with Women and the Figure, a fine art exhibit featuring Kaycee Anseth, collage, Carol Sternkopf, photography and Melinda Thorsnes, oil.
Anseth uses discarded fashion and home decor magazines to create intricately detailed collages telling stories through personal narrative. Her process resembles painting with paper – incorporating small pieces cut from the saturated palettes of high-gloss advertising, pasted/transformed into both intricate patterns and whimsical figures. A Central Oregon artist for ten years, she likens this time-consuming, meditative process to Bhakti Yoga, an act of devotion, similar to lighting candles or saying prayers. Her art appeared widely through the Bend art community and Deschutes Brewery commissioned her work as the prestigious 2013 Jubelale label.
Sternkopf exhibits Ancient Recall, an intimate depiction in figurative imagery from the past decade of her life. The beautiful, engaging faces and running figures are her daughter Anna and Anna’s friend Frankie as younger, childhood versions of themselves. These touching photographs overlay structural environments of the Oregon coast, the ancient ruins of Tikal and a shoreline in Belize. The nuanced scenes express a tender, yet strong emotional core,
Veteran Northwest painter whose career spans over 40 years, Thorsnes, presents highly saturated, figurative oil paintings. The works express intriguing narrative of interaction among subjects, occasionally family and friends, and expose American culture at its core – sometimes raw, sometimes amusing, often beautiful. She also paints intensely colored, lush impasto portraits of women. With over a ten-year stint at Portland’s Froelilck Gallery, her exhibitions include the Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum, the Hallie Ford Museum at Willamette University, features in Art Slate and other notable achievements. Publications include House and Garden, Northwest and Calyx magazines as well as numerous others.
Noi Thai at Franklin Crossing will serve appetizers and wine. Students from the Spotlight Chamber Players, a High Desert Chamber Music Educational Outreach program, will be performing works by Bach, Telemann, Borodin and Haydn. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing with additional information at email@example.com.
Atelier 6000 389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Suite 120, 541-330-8759, www.atelier6000.com. Presentation gallery underscores a multimedia approach to contemporary printmaking and book arts and offers art talks, workshops and demonstrations. Thru May Hidden Agendas. Turn a page on the notion of ‘the book.’ Over 50 books are represented in the first presentation of an exhibition devoted to the Artists’ Book. Submitted are various book structures from Italy, Canada and throughout the United States. ArtTalk: Artists’ Books and Installations, May 3, 6pm. Artist Barb Tetenbaum, department head of Book Arts at Oregon College of Art and Craft, presents an overview of her 35 years of working in both artist books and installation. Free.
Bend Brewing Company 1019 NW Brooks St., 541-383-1599, www.bendbrewingco.com. Local artist for May is Jacob Zuchowski. His love for the outdoors and nature really shines through his photographs. Zuchowski can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bend d’Vine 916 NW Wall St., Bend, 541-323-3277, www.benddvine.com. Featuring Powskichic of Bend, a/k/a 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. View artist Ingrid Lustig’s inspiring art and enjoy a glass of local brew or wine on us!
Bend Your Imagination 126 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-678-5146, www.bendyourimagination.com. Featured artist Dorota Nowark, with original oil paintings and photography.
Cowgirl Cash 924 NW Brooks St, 541-678-5162. Anne Perce with pet portraits.
Crow’s Feet Commons behind the Tower Theatre in Mirror Pond Plaza, 541-728-0066, www.facebook.com/CrowsFeetCommons. A not-so-forgotten but recently rejuvenated part of “old town” Bend’s rich history. Music by Grit & Grizzle.
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. Slater’s paintings are an ongoing exhibit at Desperado at the Old Mill. www.barbaraslater.com.
Feather’s Edge Finery 113 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-306-3162, www.thefeathersedge.com. Featuring Bend artist Euijin Esther Gray. Esther is an artist, graphic designer and activist. She will be exhibiting a collection of mixed media works for May First Friday in Downtown Bend.
Foot Zone 845 NW Wall St., 541-317-3568. Trunk Show with artist Bend Lewis.
Glenroe Antiques & The Jewell Box 841 NW Bond St., 541-385-8858. Featuring paintings by Linda Parker.
Hawthorn Healing Arts Center 39 NW Lousiana, 541-330-0334. Performing at First Friday Julie Southwell who combines her love of world music styles including Indian, gypsy, Celtic, Folk, classical and jazz with a presence of healing and contemplative vibes. Featuring artist Jacob Norris, pleine aire oil painter, who is currently focusing on larger dimensions of landscape, which proves to illuminate mystifying perspective.
High Desert Frameworks! 61 NW Oregon Avenue, #101, in downtown Bend. Open Monday – Friday 10am to 5:30pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm. Featured artist Grace Bishko with nearly 40 years of work including original oils, acrylics, watercolors and other works on paper. Thru June 4.
Horned Hand 507 NW Colorado Ave., 541-728-0879, www.facebook.com/TheHornedHand. A wide variety of art, music and beer.
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. The Bend gallery will open in May.
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., #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’s latest jewelry is bold and colorful, and all are original designs not made from a machine or multiple molds. She specializes in custom design updating your existing jewelry, recycling where possible, into a wearable, comfortable new style just for you. She can also source gems and diamonds from around the world to create a unique one-of-a-kind piece that you will treasure for years to come. Karen especially enjoys creating 25th anniversary jewelry and wedding rings. The connection with the client, especially at those times, is something that makes her job rewarding.
Karen’s latest acrylic paintings are a series called Vineyards and Vessels. The colorful series is primarily painted in blues, reds and gold, and the subject matter is deeply personal to her. The paintings chronicle her life and choices made along the way. “Some of what I am painting now is hard to talk about, and it’s hard to even put a title on some of the paintings. I do know that they are part of series, part of a need to put my story out there in paint and canvas,” says Bandy. “I hope they touch others and that they can draw their own parallels and relate to them in their own way.”
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 #12 (above Thump Coffee), 408-250-2732, www.marymedrano.com. 6-9pm for Open Studio.
Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, www.mockingbird-gallery.com. Patterns – the paintings of Steven Lee Adams and Joseph Alleman. At First Firday hear the jazz sounds of Rich Hurdle and Friends.
Utah artist Adams creates hauntingly serene and elegant oil landscapes. In his studio paintings, Steven is searching for the intangible feeling of timelessness that lies beneath the surface of what may seem commonplace. His plein air work is more akin to the impressionists who tried essentially to capture the atmosphere of a specific moment in time.
Alleman’s extraordinary watercolors and oils depict rural subjects that recall our connection with the land and with the ethos of middle-American life. Quiet and brooding in tone, each scene captures a stillness that evokes “nostalgia stripped of sentimentality.
Navidis in Bend 120 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-706-9335. www.navidioils.com. New artist for Art Walk Christina May- Her paintings reflect the stylistically scattered technique of a self taught artist influenced by impressionism and a love for the baroque masters. Stop in on Friday and check out her work.
Old Mill District (empty space formerly CAT6) Exhibit by Central Oregon Architects in Schools. 503-542-3825, 503-317-7537.
Art at the Oxford at The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota, celebrates First Friday with Mike Smith, watercolor, oil and collage.
Internationally recognized artist Smith delight’s viewers with whimsical images of family cats and dogs, scenes from travels, his studio surrounded by flowering gardens, boats on the Columbia River and other recognizable scenes. He notes that these images represent the “people, places and animals I love” and an idealized world about them.
The artist paints with a flattened, child-like perspective in a richly colorful palette. He layers multiple washes of the watercolors or layers of oils or pastels to build vibrancy, creating his signature intensity of hue. The artist worked for many years in abstract, minimal forms and evidence of this interest appears as the expressionistic representation of familiar objects such as his large-scale renderings horses in the current exhibition.
Smith’s professional career spans some 40 years with gallery exhibitions throughout the United States and in Europe. His work appears in collections globally including those of Hollywood personalities Ed Asner, actor; Richard Donner, director; and David DePatie, originator of the Pink Panther cartoon series.
Billye Turner, art consultant, provides additional information at 541-382-9398 or email@example.com.
Patagonia @ Bend 920 NW Bond Street, Suite 101, 541-382-6694, http://patagoniabend.com. Featuring the photography of Mike Putnam.
Paul Scott Gallery 869 NW Wall Street, Suite 104, 541-330-6000, www.paulscottfineart.com. New works by Terry Gloeckler and Bill Evans.
Gloeckler is a Central Oregon painter, with a history of multiple layered painted and drawn images. This history of imagery is her narrative of stories for the viewer to enjoy. An emotional, mental and physical exploration of an idea, image, feeling, surface and material – never knowing where the piece will end or just what will be discovered and unearthed in the process.
Evans is a Northwest ceramic sculptor whose captures the essence of each animal he sculpts. “I am most enamored with the emotional content of the subject and expanding my knowledge of my medium, creative skills and understanding of what I make and who I am as an artist.”
Peapod Glass Gallery 164 NW Greenwood, 541-312-2828, www.facebook.com/pages/Peapod-Glass/183839028294871. Come check out Peapod Gallery and kick it with local reggae band Vital Rythym. Presenting local artist Taylor Nolan, doing live painting.
Piece of Mind High Desert 806 Brooks St., Ste. 100, 458-206-4776. Featuring local glass artist Matt Du Bois.
QuiltWorks 926 NE Greenwood Ave., 541-728-0527. QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery’s First Friday Reception will be May 3, 5-7pm. The featured quilter is Janie Adams and the group exhibit is Sisters from the Heart, quilts from Uganda. Thru June 5.
Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave. in the historic O’Kane building, 541-306-3176, www.redchairgallerybend.com. Colorforms featuring three artists from Bend. Dee McBrien-Lee attempts to recreate moments in nature and life with a touch of the fanciful when working in oil, acrylic or watercolor. Her newest images are dominated by a water theme. Dee’s work ranges from heavy, brightly colored works to softer, more subtle paintings.
Eleanor Murphey is the potter of Sunstone Pottery. Her work is functional stoneware, reminiscent of the early 20th century pottery. Her techniques and designs are more contemporary than that of the Arts & Crafts period, yet still hold to her philosophy of an emphasis on utilitarian objects being beautiful as well as functional.
Julia Kennedy began making jewelry years ago as a rainy day activity in Seattle. She enjoys the sculptural effects of bead weaving and the way the color, texture and finish of beads produce different effects on the final piece.
Sage Custom Framing & Gallery Exhibits 834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, www.sageframing-gallery.com. Featuring the work of artist Vivian Olsen. The theme for the show, Menagerie tells us this is a collection of both wild and common animals. As an artist, Olsen draws inspiration for her paintings from her imagination and memories of animals she loves. Mainly birds, but other animals as well, give her a sense of peace and calm and she depicts them as perfect and beautiful creatures. Her detailed paintings capture their lively personalities and individual behaviors. She works in oil, pastel and acrylic.
Color plays a major roll in her paintings because of the emotional feelings and reactions colors impart. She loves to use rich golds, oranges and reds along with the earth colors of nature. Her compositions are designed with curves and spirals to create visual movement through the painting. The themes center around joy, simplicity and beauty.
Silverado 1001 Wall St., 541-322-8792. Joseph Christensen of JC Lapidary. Oregon artist handcrafting beautiful jewelry featuring many stones from the northwest.
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.
The Wine Shop & Tasting Room 55 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-389-2884, www.thewineshopbend.com. Featuring artist Omar Andeel thru June. Andeel is an independent comic artist and illustrator. His work has been featured in The Rocket, Seattle Weekly, Artsfocus and International Design. www.omarlicious.com.
Thump 25 NW Minnesota Ave, 541-388-0226, www.thumpcoffee.com. Artwork by local artists.
Tumalo Art Company at Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. #407, 541-385-9144, www.tumaloartco.com. The Burning Brush—paintings by Paul Alan Bennett and David Kinker. Both artists feature new works detailing Central and Eastern Oregon—from peaceful springs by rivers, to a weathered wagon wheel, to the rocks and streams of the desert, they capture the iconic feeling of those places. Bennett and Kinker are both well-known for their vivid murals for both public and private areas, and are prolific painters exploring their environment with color and texture.
Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond Street, Bend, 541-312-2001. One Race – The Human Race by Kim Kimerling has continued to take classes and workshops in various art media and techniques currently at Atelier 6000.
She has shown in over 100 one person shows and other group shows in the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Mexico and Belize. He has been an award winner in all the media he works in.
Velvet Lounge 805 NW Wall Street, 541-728-0303, www.velvetbend.com. View artist Caroline Cornell’s work and enjoy musician Greg Botsford 7:30-10pm. www.gbotsmusic.com. Local jeweler Ashley Scholtes of Mitch will be out front all night long. Cornell radiates creativity and expresses color and passion throughout her diverse body of work. Her portfolio is a delicate blend, influenced by nature, color and light. She has
illuminated her outstanding contemporary art by creating pieces of true composition and beauty, capturing the surrealism of her own environment.