(Artwork above: Queen Anne’s Lace I by Helen Brown on display at Tumalo Art Co.)
Welcome to fall in Central Oregon! Grab a jacket and head downtown and to the Old Mill District to check out new exhibits, artist talks, galleries and more. View our complete listing below:
Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1 • alledarealestate.com
Alleda Real Estate will have two photographers showing their work from 5:30-8:30pm, October 5.
Dave Kamperman: “At its core, my passion for landscape photography stems from a deep desire to represent any subject in the most attractive and accurate way possible. I believe that it is very hard to improve on the designs the creator has formulated. In addition, I believe these designs deserve to be preserved for future generations to enjoy and study. The power of a photo is in reflecting the truest nature of its subject. My greatest privilege is to capture that precise moment that simply does not need to be enhanced.”
Joel Bailie’s interest in photography was sparked in the early 1980s by the works of Ansel Adams and other well known landscape photographers that followed him. Joel has always enjoyed photographing landscapes, and has recently found a special interest in studio lighting, which he often shoots in black and white. A few of his favorite subjects are sunsets, flowing water and flowers. Joel is a member of the Cascade Camera Club and has previously shown works at City Walls sponsored by the City of Bend, the Family Resource Center as well as First Friday events.
Art in the Atrium
Franklin Crossing • 550 NW Franklin St.
Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, presents Barbara Slater’s paintings in oil and acrylic entitled Floral, Feathers and Fur from October 2-28. The artist will attend the First Friday, October 5, 5-8pm public opening. Barbara Slater, a painter for over 40 years, reveals in her love of and respect for animals, her delightful sense of humor, and her considerable talent for drawing and painting in her current Franklin Crossing exhibition. As the title suggests, the show presents florals, birds and animals with fur.
During First Friday, Noi Thai serves wine and appetizers. The Tommy Leroy Quartet presents favorites of the local music scene: Tom Freedman (bass), Scott Johnson (guitar), Brooke Barnett (trumpet) and Matthew Williams (drums).
Broken Top Resort
62000 Broken Top Dr.
High Desert Art League artists Joren Traveller and Janice Rhodes are featured at Broken Top Resort October through November. Work will include oil paintings, encaustics and pastels.
Bend Art Center
550 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 180 • 541-330-8759 • bendartcenter.org
Water Tables at Bend Art Center will be on display October 5-27 with an opening reception on Friday, October 5 from 5-9pm. The exhibits inspire a bevy of talks, classes and a school program exploring water’s presence, absence and importance in Oregon’s high desert. Bend Art Center’s Water Tables exhibit features work by A6 founder Patricia Clark, encaustic artist Barbara Hudin, photographer Carol Sternkopf and local sculptors Abney Wallace, Ron Schultz, Bill Cravis and Christian Brown.
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
821 NW Wall St. • 541-383-7600 • cascadesothebysrealty.com
Please join us Friday, October 5 at our Downtown Bend Showroom from 5-8pm to enjoy the artwork of Elena A. Yang. Yang is a self-taught watercolor painter. This event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your hosts for the evening, the Julie Moe and Jared Chase Group with co-sponsors Academy Mortgage.
Jeffrey Murray Photography
118 NW Minnesota Ave. • 541-325-6225 • jeffreymurrayphotography.com
Features American landscape and fine art images captured by Bend nature photographer, Jeffrey Murray. Visit and enjoy a visual adventure of illuminating light and captivating panoramas from scenes in Central Oregon and across North America.
John Paul Designs Custom Jewelry + Signature Series
1006 NW Bond St. • 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 • karenbandy.com
Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy a Central Oregon national/international award-winning jewelry designer and abstract painter, specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and very wearable. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30am-5pm, First Fridays and by appointment.
Lara House Bend & Breakfast
640 NW Congress St. • 541-388-4064
Join us every First Friday at the Lara House Bed and Breakfast from 5-7pm. Enjoy the artworks from six local artists: Ann Gibson, Karen Eland, Dorothy Holmes, Michelle Lindblom, Kristine Cooper and Angela Schwer. We will also have free yoga on our side lawn with live music. Yoga will be taught by Autumn Adams and Helen Cloots and live music from Amy Bathen.
Yoga will start at 5:30pm. Check out the inside of our beautiful historic bed and breakfast. We have been apart of Bend
Layor Art + Supply
1000 NW Wall St., Ste. 110 • 541-322-0421 • layorart.com
Layor will be featuring the gorgeous work of local oil painter Lucynda Campbell for the month of October.
Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Old Mill District, second story loft • 541-330-0840 • 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. Working studio gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday.
Mary Medrano Studio
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 12 • 408-250-2732 • marymedrano.com
Step away from the crowds and relax in an art studio that is filled with the latest works by Mary Medrano. Located above Thump Coffee and across from the Oxford Hotel in the heart of downtown is a hidden gem of a studio. Stop in and see what’s new.
869 NW Wall St. • 541-388-2107 • mockingbird-gallery.com
Please join us on Friday October 5 from 5-9pm for Meeting of Minds, featuring two of our very talented artists, Dan Chen and Dawn Emerson. We will have wine and cheese and The Ryan Camastral Trio will also be sharing their jazz stylings. This show runs through October.
Living in the Pacific Northwest gives Dan Chen an opportunity to sculpt many different types of wildlife. Dan uses the “lost wax” method in casting in combination with a method that uses a fine ceramic shell to ensure the finest detail. He does his own patinas applying various chemicals to give the pieces the desired color and texture.
In the early 90’s Dawn Emerson was introduced to pastels and quickly became known for her calligraphic use of color, and for the way she captured the movement, energy and spirit of the wild horses and other western animals she painted.
10 NW Minnesota Ave. • 541-382-8436
The Oxford Hotel presents Joanne Donaca’s oil paintings of Oregon landscapes continuing through October 26. Donaca will attend the Oxford First Friday champagne reception on October 5 from 5:30-7:30pm.
A native Oregonian and noted Central Oregon artist, Joanne Donaca recalls the influence of women in her family on her fascination with art. Donaca is recognized in the Northwest through her signature membership in the Watercolor Society of America, the Pastel Society of America, the Northwest, and of Oregon, as well as her membership in the Oil Painters of America.
The public is invited to the exhibition and the complimentary champagne opening on October 5 at the Oxford Hotel. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the hotel’s exhibition schedule. For additional information please contact her at 503-780-2828 or email@example.com.
206 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 1 • 541-633-7148 • firstname.lastname@example.org • petersonroth.com
Join us Friday, October 5 from 5-9pm for Peterson/Roth’s Fall Exhibition featuring the works of Sandy Ostrau, Ken Roth and Donald Yatomi. We will be serving light refreshments and wine so come join us for some fun.
Sandy Ostrau likes to take scenes of everyday life and reduce them to their fundamental elements. At a certain point, specific content is not that important or even relevant. This sense of ambiguity allows for a range of interpretations.
Ken Roth’s paintings are filled with color and light on the landscape or figure. Some of his landscapes are recognizable while others only hint at their origins with a swirl of abstract color and light.
Donald Yatomi is an oil painter best known for his contemporary urban themes. Donald’s love for realistic themes shows through in his paintings, where he strives to capture the raw beauty of the modern, industrial form.
Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave. • 541-306-3176 • redchairgallerybend.com
Ushering in Fall at Red Chair, October focuses on art rich in color and texture. The newest abstract paintings of Dee McBrien-Lee are saturated with color and offer a tactile element to both excite the senses and allow the viewer to wander through each piece. Loaded with impressions made from local wood and stone, ceramics by Annie Dyer compliment the 2D works with bold color and design. The deep reds and blacks mark Dyer’s powerful palette along with the beautiful shapes she creates. Rounding out the show will be the fiber arts of Stephanie Stanley. With numerous looms to work from, Stanley creates beautiful wearable art to snuggle up in or wear out to your favorite occasion. She uses rich colors and a variety of designs to make her one of a kind pieces.
Red Chair will have a raffle over First Friday weekend so be sure to come in, purchase a card or a major work of art. You will be entered to win original artwork by focus artists.
Sage Custom Framing
834 NW Brooks St. • 541-382-5884 • sageframing-gallery.com
Featured artists for October are the Plein Air Painters of Oregon. Show runs October 3-27 with a First Friday Reception on October 5 from 5-8pm.
Plein Air (the French term for open air), refers to a painting conceived and executed on location as opposed to one produced in the studio. Painting on location is what the Plein air Painters of Oregon are all about. Meeting in different locations throughout the state, the group shares the love of painting outdoors. Local places like Sparks Lake, Benham Falls, Smith rock, Whychus Creek and the Badlands as well as more distant destinations like the coast and Mt. Hood are just a few of the beautiful places they have gathered to paint. October’s show is a sample of recent work done by this group of enthusiasts.
5 NW Minnesota Ave.
TIAA BANK is hosting SageBrushers Art Society artists for First Friday in October at TIAA Bank will feature the multimedia work of Jennifer Ware-Kempke and Michelle Oberg, with watercolors, acrylics and Chinese brush paintings. Come enjoy a range of subjects – landscapes, flowers and abstracts – in this appealing show by two established painters.
Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District • 541-385-9144 • tumaloartco.com
Tumalo Art Co. presents artworks created during the “Artists in Action” event held two Thursday mornings a month in July, August and September. Artists demonstrated their techniques to the delight of passersby and friends of the gallery who came down specifically to see the artists work, both inside and directly outside the gallery. And, artists painted plein air near the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District. The group show will open during the First Friday Gallery Walk October 5 from 4-8pm.
Helen Brown, Danica Curtright, Janice Druian, Sarah B. Hansen, Susan Luckey Higdon, Judy Hoiness, David Kinker, Marty Stewart, Katherine Taylor and Shelli Walters will all have art made during the six Thursday events in the show, which continues through October.
The Wine Shop
55 NW Minnesota Ave.
The Wine Shop’s October exhibit features the work of SageBrushers artists Janet Rawlings, Cheryl Buchanan and Kay Larkin. Cheryl Buchanan is a native Oregonian reflecting her love of Oregon’s beautiful scenery in her paintings. Kay Larkin is a lifelong photographer, whose work explores shadow and optical phenomena. Janet Rawlings, an award-winning member of the Pastel Society of Oregon, is showing pastels in a soft realism style, with a range of
750 NW Lava Rd. • 541-389-6515 • villageinteriorsdesign.com
One Night Only! Join Village Interiors as we celebrate “A Tuscan Evening” October 5 for Downtown Bend’s First Friday Artwalk from 5-8pm. Please join us with our neighbor Sage Beauty for food, fun and fellowship as Artist Sandy Melchiori demonstrates the fine art of plein air painting. Hors d’oeuvres by Chef Charley of Brown’s Basics. Sage Beauty will also have The Petal Wagon & Wild Flower Mobile Boutique parked out front.