New Exhibits for April

Visit one of the many new art exhibits around Central Oregon this month



Artworks Gallery at Tumalo 19889 8th St. in Tumalo, 541-706-9025. Ceramic, fused glass, mosaic, acrylic, oil, watercolor, felting and jewelry.

Bellatazza 869 NW Wall Street, 541-318-0606 thru March.  The Cascade Center of Photography has a collection of works from Sean Bagshaw, David M. Cobb, Natasha Bacca and Christian Heeb. From classic photo prints, canvas prints and metal prints.

Bend Country Club, Carla Spence thru May, featuring some 30 works, Questioning the Conventional Wisdom of Color the artist says, “My current work focuses on landscapes in unnatural colors and semi-abstract shapes, creating a combination which pushes viewers to Look at the world around them in new ways.”
Carla lost her vision in one eye a few years ago and in coming to terms with the visual distortions of her sight, began stockpiling images, memories and experiences. “ I developed a new found freedom to improvise and experiment, to push limits and “break the rules”, without severing links to reality. In real life, I am constantly preoccupied with the color and shape of things, of landscapes, of details in larger pictures, which call to be altered, to be represented in unexpected ways.” Her work is shown by the Tumalo Art Company.


Bend Mountain Coffee 180 NW Oregon Ave. Featuring original acrylic paintings by local artist Shelli Walters. 541-317-1873.

Cascade Center of Photography 390 SW Columbia St., Ste 110, 541-241-2266,, World Belongs To You, a photo-journey, April 27, 7-8 pm.   Hilloah Rohr, European hiking & cultural guide and photographer, will be narrating and sharing her images of last summers’ journey to Venice, Verona, Chamonix, Courmayeur and Cortina.  Included will be the Mont Blanc Massif and the Dolomiti Alps.
International recognized professional photographer Christian Heeb has his photography exhibited in galleries and museums like the Nikon Photography Gallery in Zürich and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis.
In April they showcase metal prints from the limited edition of his Africa Series and other limited edition prints at the Christian Heeb Gallery. His Buddha Series is in a show at the Franklin Crossing atrium in downtown Bend in April.

COCC The Gallery at Pinckney Center for the Arts in Pence Hall Artists of Oregon—1940s to Present, an exhibit featuring 42 paintings, sculpture, prints and photography from the collection of Bill Rhoades. Reception April 5, 4:30-6:30pm. Thru April 27. Info: Bill Hoppe at 541-350-7753.


COCC Barber Library Rotunda Gallery. 541-383-7564. Central Oregon Community College is hosting Visual Apothecary, an art exhibit showcasing a compilation of small treasures to be explored and examined. Through May 11.
“My art has always been inspired by my everyday life experiences, travel, people, and the continually shifting world, with its stillness of nature and the excitement of humanity,” said Winterholler. “It is the record of my experiences and my place in the world.”
A work she donated to the Tsunami Relief event in Seattle sparked an intense bidding war, raising a significant amount for Mercy Corps. Her other donations include works for Arts Central, Boys and Girls Club and the Humane Society. Winterholler pursued her artistic studies at Southern Oregon University

furnish 761 NW Arizona Ave. corner of Wall Street, 541-617-8911, featuring Shelley Hall, Sue Smith and other local artists.

High Desert Museum 59800 South Highway 97,, 541-382-4754. Black Impact: African American History in the Far West. This multi-sensory exhibit brings to life the stories of black history in the West, with video such as footage of World War II African American paratroopers as well as photography, gospel and jazz music.

Nature of Words (NOW) 224 NW Oregon Avenue. 541-647-2233, John Hillmer presents Peace, Love and Literature, art inspired by words.

Partners in Care, Arts in Care Gallery 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Exhibit of Dorothy Freudenberg’s artwork thru April. Info: Marlene Moore Alexander, Creative Arts 541-480-3234, 541-382-3950. Board Member: Society for the Arts in Healthcare,

Pronghorn Resort presents a fine art exhibit by Alice Van Leunen featuring woven paper images of Oregon wine labels beginning on April 17. The exhibit continues through June 5 at Pronghorn Clubhouse, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr.  The resort invites the public to visit the exhibition.
Van Leunen’s Wine Country Quilt Series continues ongoing mixed-media paper artworks based on traditional Log Cabin quilt designs. The paper is woven in a “waffle weave” pattern that mimics the pieced-fabric Log Cabin designs.
The current Wine Country Series combines the artist’s unique techniques with her passion for Oregon wine. These artworks celebrate Oregon’s place as one of the world’s leading wine-producing regions, with Log Cabin blocks composed of collaged labels from Oregon wineries.  Many Oregon vintners furnished labels for the art with David Fish at Fox Farm Vineyards offering the labels that inspired this project.
The artist’s 30+year career includes teaching textile arts at Portland State University and her art appears in numerous collections including General Motors, Calvin Klein, and large-scale collaborative commissions such as the High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida.  In 1993, the Oregon Arts Commission awarded Van Leunen an Individual Artist Fellowship for her unique imagery.
Pronghorn invites the public to visit the exhibition during clubhouse hours,  9am – 9pm with information at the concierge, 541-693-5300. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the Pronghorn exhibition schedule. For additional information, contact Turner at 541-382-9398.

SageBrushers Art Society 117 SW Roosevelt, 541-617-0900, Gallery open Thursdays/Fridays 10am-2pm.  Expressions by Vickie Grive Levis thru May 28. Reception April 14, 3-6pm.

Saxon’s Fine Jewelry Old Mill District, 541-389-6655, three in-store jewelers featuring designers Roberto Coin, Simon G and many more.

La Pine

La Pine Public Library 16425 First St., La Pine, Constance 541-312-1090  Local photographer Michael C. Jensen photograph image exhibit thru May 24. The exhibit features 22 award winning and highly acclaimed photographs featuring local landscapes including shots of the Viet-Nam Wall, Sparks Lake, Tumalo Falls, Crater Lake, Devils Lake and many more.  

Madras / Warm Springs

Art Adventure Gallery 185 SE Fifth St. 541-475-6317. Featuring the many talented artists who live in Jefferson County. Celebrating the creativity in the community and to the festive gathering of friends at the opening reception. Reception April 6, 4-7pm.

The Museum at Warm Springs, 541-553-3331, Annual Tribal Member Art Exhibit, the most cutting edge exhibits of the year, featuring the newest in creativity.
Warm Springs Museum Gallery, Kah Nee Ta Resort 800-554-4786, Ongoing exhibit, New works by Warms Springs Tribe artists.


Alpha Omega Gallery 230 N. Main Street, 541-591-8013.  Debra Riggins


Ambiance Co-op Gallery  435 S.W. Evergreen Redmond 541-548-8115,  Sean Ferraro  featured artist and Student Art Walk April 20, 4-8pm. Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Diego’s and the Downtown Merchants April 21.  The theme is automobiles. 

Art on the River at Eagle Crest April 27, 5-8pm, April 28, 10am-4pm. Functional and art pottery, watercolors, pastels, and oils depicting the region and beyond, photography, fiber arts, baskets and usable, highly decorated gourds plus metal, glass and wood work will be offered for sale. Our artists come from all walks of life and represent an extensive range of arts and crafts. Joan Sheets at 541-548-4244 or Marcia Hudson at

Britz Beads 249 NW Sixth St., 541-548-4649, Sandi’s bead jewelry and ongoing display of Gilbert Shepherd’s large format acrylic paintings.

St Charles Hospital, Redmond The High Desert Art League Show thru April 26. Works by the 12 members of HDALinc includeing paintings in watercolor, oil, acrylic and encaustic, solvent transfer mixed media and photography. Artists are Cindy Briggs-watercolor and acrylic, Helen Brown-watercolor, Richard Frederick-photography, Pam Jersey Bird-acrylic, Cameron Caseberg-solvent transfer, Jacqueline Newbold-watercolor, Vivian Olsen-oil and watercolor, Barbara Slater-oil, Janice Rhodes-encaustic and David Kinker-acrylic. Info: Richard Frederick,


Buffalo Horn Gallery 167 West Sister Park Dr., 541-549-9378, Featuring the work of Ted Lettkeman, Metal Sculpter, Alix, mixed media portraiture of Native Americans and Gary Lynn-Roberts, western oil painter.

Canyon Creek Pottery 310 North Cedar St, 541-390-2449,, Ongoing exhibit, Fine handmade pottery by Kenneth G. Merrill made in Sisters.

Clearwater Art Gallery 391 West Cascade, or 541-549-4994. Works by Dan Rickards and other local artists. Reception April 13, 4:30-7pm for all new originals by Elizabeth Ganji.  A solor show, Reflection on Earth and Sky, is a larger than usual body of oil pieces. The show boasts a large number of landscape pieces inspired by a trip to Central Oregon.

Desert Charm 161 S Elm Street, Sisters, 541-549-8479 ongoing exhibits by Central Oregon artists. Featuring Nancy Bushaw, Deborah Dallinga, Tamari Gress and Margaret Meritt, pottery by Laurie Johansson and fiber arts by Jeannette Bobst, Tami Meritt and Cathy Paxton.

Don Terra Artworks 222 W Hood Ave., 541-549-1299, Teri Applegarth, Dayne & Don Patheal, owners of Don Terra exhibit their work.

Ghiglieri Gallery 200 West Cascade, 541-549-8683. New masterpieces and treasured favorites in bronze, oils on canvas, giclee’s and prints. Western and wildlife inspired along with African, historical and biblical themes. 

The Jewel 221 West Cascade Ave., 541-549-9388, Ongoing exhibit, Jewelry by Mary Jo Weiss.

Jill’s Wild (tasteful!) Women Showrooom Larch St. Ste B, 541-617-6078 artwork, cards, giftware and ceramics. Open by appointment.

Kate Aspen Studios 161 E Cascade Ave, 541-549-6950. Ongoing exhibit, Beads, buttons, vintage jewelry & art.

Sisters Art Works Entry Gallery 204 W. Adams, 541-420-9695,

Sisters Gallery & Frame 252 West Hood Ave, 541-549-9552, Ongoing exhibit, landscape photos by Gary Albertson, watercolor & scratchboard by Ashley Dean.


Artists’s Gallery Sunriver Paper Station building 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274. Four outstanding and unique artists are featured during April 2012 in  Sunriver’s own Artists’ Gallery. Carolyn Waissman, photographer, Kim Jones abstract acrylic painter, Susan Harkness-Williams, gourd and jewelry artist, and Pat Cross, oil painter. These four women bring their talents this and every month to the Gallery.  The artists will be present April 14, 4-7pm at the celebrated Second Saturday reception. Two of the artists Pat Cross and Susan Harkness-Williams will teach a class on the topics, Figure Drawing and Art Dolls during the month as well.

Sunriver Area Public Library 56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080.  The Friends of the Sunriver Area Library present an exhibit featuring pottery by Ceci Capen and pastel paintings by Barbara Bailey thru April 28.
Capen, born in Oahu, Hawaii, has a heritage of Filipina, Portuguese and Chinese, and says that this blend of cultures has shaped her philosophical artistic approach to her work. She experiments in clay and now works in raku as well as traditional pottery, and has experimented with glaze mixing.  
Bailey has worked in watercolors, pastels and prints, although she has begun to work smaller – usually creating watercolor/pastel paintings.  Most of her pastels feature images from the Deschutes River area, especially in the fall, when the colors turn a vivid gold shade.  

Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents a fine art exhibition of pastel paintings by Leslie Cain, digital media by Dorothy Freudenberg, and acrylic landscapes by Gary Vincent continuing through April.  Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes gallery exhibitions for Sunriver Resort and provides additional information at 541-382-9398.

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