First Friday November 1



1. Atelier 6000
2. Azillion Beads
3. Chase Bank
4. Desperado
5. Franklin Crossing
6. Karen Bandy Studio
7. Lubbesmeyer Studio
8. Paul Scott Gallery
9. Red Chair Gallery
10. Sage Custom Framing
11. Tumalo Art Co.

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Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1, 541-633-7590,
Featuring local artists David Kinker, painter and Richard Frederick, photographer.



Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin Ave.
Celebrating with A Decade in the Desert: Celebrating 10 Years of the Wild Desert Calendar. The exhibit debuts photography from the Oregon Natural Desert Association’s (ONDA) 10th anniversary calendar as well as displaying some of the best images from preceding publications. Over a decade ago, a group of self-proclaimed desert rats evolved the idea of a photographic collection dedicated solely to the beauty of Oregon’s high desert. Many were photographers who regularly braved heat and frost, waiting hours in remote corners of Oregon to get that perfect shot. Featured photographers in the anniversary calendar include Sean Bagshaw, Greg Burke, Jim Davis, Tyson Fisher, Brad Goldpaint and Bruce Jackson. The calendar, for purchase at the First Friday opening, also retails around the state at Costco in Bend and Portland’s Pearl District Whole Foods. Noi Thai serves wine and appetizers and Andy Warr, sax, performs jazz. ONDA, 541-330-2638, in cooperation with Billye Turner, art consultant, 541-382-9398, organized this exhibition.



Atelier 6000
389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Ste. 120, 541-330-8759,
Suspended at the crossroads of art and literature, Atelier 6000 and Nature of Words present Broadsides artwork that include mixed media and two-dimensional works with emphasis on text and image.



Azillion Beads
910 Harriman St., Ste. 100, 541-617-8854.
Jewelry Trunk Show featuring Azillion Bead’s five jewelry artists, 5-8pm with refreshments served. Great holiday gift ideas.



Bluebird Coffee Company
On Bond in Franklin Crossing Building (corner of Franklin & Bond), 541-330-2100.
Whimsical mixed media work exploring nature and color by emerging artist, Ashley Stephens. Thru November.



Chase Bank
450 NW Franklin, 971-237-8281,
Thru November featuring Beryl Foust-Hovey, professional pastel artist. Horse lover and owner, Beryl decided to visit Hines, Oregon and photograph the wild Oregon Mustangs corralled by the Bureau of Land Management then transform her photos into beautiful pastel paintings. There was no shortage of inspiration for Beryl to paint from, but the round-up and sorting was without a doubt the most exciting. To see over a hundred wild horses galloping through the corral gate was breathtaking and inspirational.
Beryl’s Mustang project began in the spring of 2012 and culminated this summer, with her first exhibit in September at Friends Art Gallery in Tumalo.  She plans to continue painting these beautiful creatures for many years to come. “I would like to provide public awareness of the Oregon Mustangs through my paintings. I have made several visits to the corrals in Hines and have seen beautiful horses in excellent condition, a variety of colors and sizes from young to old. As captured horses, though, they will never be released back to the range. However, many are available for adoption, and I was able to actually observe a couple selecting a beautiful Chocolate Palomino to adopt whom they took home that very day.”



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,
Featuring Better Alive by Euijin Gray. Recent work of Euijin is derived from the desire to see succeed in its mission of saving elephants from extinction. The work is mixed media and utilizes drawings on Korean handmade paper and then adhered to unprimed linen canvas.



Hopscotch Kids – A Children’s Store
1303 NW Galveston Ave., Ste. A, 541-213-2245.
Story book chairs with accompanying book silent auction. Chairs created by children from Cascade Middle School out of favorite children’s story books will be displayed for silent auction from 5-9pm.

Hot Box Betty
903 NW Wall St., 541-383-0050.
Artwork by Brenda Reid Irwin,



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 in a variety of metals.

Karen Bandy Design Jeweler
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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.



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, and the Lubbesmeyers welcome your visit.



LuLu’s Boutique
150 Minnesota Ave., in downtown Bend.
Featuring local artists Linda Lee Miller and Su Skjersaa Lukinbeal thru December. Art representing women’s lives, fashions and their inner and outer experiences will be represented in abstract and impressionistic mixed media images. This art exhibit will change monthly with thematic variations. Miller and Skjersaa Lukinbeal showcase several paintings focusing on water, the mythological symbol of woman and the recognition of its elemental, vital nature.



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,
Western Influence will focus on the beauty and diversity of western culture and landscape, and it will run through the end of the November. There will be plein air and studio paintings of the people, places and wildlife of the west, both past and present. Participating artists include Joseph Alleman, G. Russell Case, Pamela Claflin, Lisa Danielle, John Demott, Dawn Emerson, William Harrison, Norma Holmes, Fran Kievet and Craig Zuger.  Enjoy jazz performed by Rich Hurdle and Friends.



North Soles
800 NW Wall St., 541-312-8566.
Artist Sheila Dunn paintings that explore the way energy translates into shape, pattern, texture and color to create a communion of form.



Art at the Oxford, The Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota.
Celebrating with whimsical, expressionistic paintings by Paul Alan Bennett and Avlis Leumas, both instructors at COCC. Thru November. Bennett, acclaimed for his unique watercolors, took his M.A. in Greek history in Greece while teaching art and art history for six years. Traveling to Istanbul during the period, he purchased a pair of knit gloves from the Great Bazaar. The knit pattern fascinated the artist who artistically replicated the design in his painting, first as borders and ultimately as his style. Attracted to pen and ink, he tried using not only pen but also colored markers from his wife’s fashion training. Communicating in color opened a new dimension for the artist who created fantastical paintings with images from his dream life. Deschutes Brewery asked him to create this year’s Jubelale label. Billye Turner, art consultant, curates the Oxford displays as well as First Friday exhibitions at Franklin Crossing. 503-780-2828 or



Patagonia @ Bend
1000 NW Wall St., Ste. 101, 541-382-6694,
Celebrate Patagonia’s 40th anniversary with a photo competition, Old School is the Best School. Submit vintage photos depicting Patagonia outerwear; winners will be chosen on the December 6 ArtWalk. See contest description and guidelines at Old Mill Brew Wërks will be pouring for this month’s guest brewery and Mike Putnam will display his photography, and is unveiling Mt. Bachelor Morning, a new fine art photograph of Mt. Bachelor after a fresh winter snowfall.



Paul Scott Gallery
869 NW Wall St., Ste. 104, 541-330-6000,
New works by Central Oregon artist Judy Hoiness thru November. Judy is an abstract mixed media painter whose work captures the full brilliance of our landscapes.



926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527.
First annual November Inspirations Small Quilt Show with 60 small quilts in four categories.



Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176,
Autumn Serenade features Denise Mahoney, Suzy Williamson and Sue Gomen-Honnell. Mahoney studied clothing design at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and has always loved sewing, fabrics, yarn and making things from nothing but a string and scraps. Scarves give a manageable scope for experimenting with different textures, colors and designs as well as being one size fits all with warmth and flair. Williamson has been hand fabricating jewelry for almost 20 years. Using silver, gold, copper and brass she creates dimension in each piece making hollow forms, hydraulic pressing, hammering and riveting. Several metals are often used on the same piece for interest and contrast. Twenty years of work in architecture helped her refine her creative ideas, as well as gather inspiration from architectural design and geometric forms. Gomen-Honnell captures the feeling, mood and essence of place in her paintings. Light and color are dominate elements. Sue creates a loose, luminous background with a more detailed treatment of the primary subject. Her goal is to convey the deep feeling of appreciation she has for the beauty of Central Oregon where she has lived for over 30 years.

Sage Custom Framing
834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884,
Featuring multi-media works of three Redmond artists, Gillian Burton, Michelle Oberg and Libby McBride. Born in England, Burton was exposed to arts and crafts at an early age. Her mother made tapestries and her father was a photographer. High school art was all about washes, washes and yet more washes. Despite her achievements in watercolor, after college she stopped painting and continued pursuits as a weaver. Three years ago, inspired by a local art group, she began painting again. Her work is fluid and loose, reflecting her love of shape and design. Oberg, a mostly self taught artist, works in watercolor, pastel, Chinese brush and acrylic. Always trying new methods, mediums and styles her subjects range from landscapes to portraits to abstract. “You continue to grow in art; it is a way of life, and a wonderful trip.” She is an active member of the Plein Air Painters of Oregon and also serves as the current president of the SageBrushers Art Society. McBride, an accomplished artist and printmaker in past years, now focuses on collage. Utilizing a supply of materials accumulated over the years, she now fashions decorative and colorful collage pieces with strong geometric patterns.

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.



Thump Coffee
25 NW Minnesota, 541-388-0226
Artwork by Brenda Reid Irwin,



Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001.
Unpredictable features oil paintings by artist Elon Sharton-Bierig. A freelance fine artist since 2006, Sharton-Bierig always strives to create something new and interesting to provide the masses an intrigue for creativity. Currently living in Sunnyvale, California, Elon is alternating between fine art, animation and other forms of media to fully explore and push his limits.



Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Ste. 407, 541-385-9144,
Sisterhood features Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer and Helen Brown and Mary Burgess. Brown and sister Mary Burgess are both watercolorists who love doing things together. Helen paints a variety of subjects on rice paper using a batik process; Mary often marbleizes her own paper then completes the painting, often using her chickens as subjects, in watercolor.
Twin sisters, Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer collaborate to blend their former disciplines as printmaker and oil painter, creating strong visual statements in fiber and acrylic. Using color arbitrarily, and editing extraneous detail, their depictions are given form and essentially a pictorial quality.



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