August 2017 First Friday Artwalk

Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave, Suite 1.
Featuring artist Erin Prull who is a self-taught artist and has lived in Bend for close to 40 years.
She works primarily with acrylic paints, often incorporating her love of batiks and other textiles, creating a unique mixed-media result. She uses bold rich colors in her work and is often drawn to adding gold leaf accents. Her current work includes a variety of images including seasonal Buddhas, crows and Mexican folk art.
“I am deeply grateful to be living this chapter of my life as an artist. Each day that I am able to paint and create art, feels like a priceless gift. In my art, I try to capture those moments when we feel most fully alive…those poignant moments of grace and truth. To me, those moments represent the fullness of life…and isn’t that what we’re really all here for?”
Erin sells her original canvas paintings as well as giclee reproductions mounted on cradled birch panels. Her work can be found and purchased on her Etsy site.

Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin St.
Featuring artwork by Vivian Olsen and Barbara Slater in Menagerie – Birds and Beasts at Franklin Crossing.
Olsen’s four-decade career includes recognition for excellence in her art. Juried into membership in Oil Painters of America, she is a past president of the Plein Air Painters of Oregon and of the High Desert Art League.
At Franklin Crossing, she exhibits both birds and other creatures noting, “Animals have always given me a sense of peace and calm, so their images constantly inspire me. In the years that I’ve been painting animals, I have never tired of this subject I love.” She draws from memories and imagination to create paintings that show animals’ behaviors and habitats. In her recent watercolor paintings, young goats romp in Goatees’ Playground, and little quail chicks scuttle around.
Slater, creator of oil paintings for over 40 years, exhibits her portraits of horses, goats, chickens and cows that convey personalities on canvas. More recently, wildlife such as her Coyote Twins, Lil Big Foot, a snowshoe rabbit (so named for the large hind feet which prevent sinking into snow when jumping), ravens and other creatures appear in her imagery. Her life-like images portray warmth and reflect her admiration and respect for her subjects.
The artist notes “I paint what I love, striving to paint passionate paintings…. not just workable paintings. I have a heart-felt connection to my work.” The prestigious Richard Schmid Art Auction, acknowledging her painting excellence, juried her into four successive exhibitions and, in 2011, the auctioneer elevated her art to the live auction.
Performing First Friday, the Tommy Leroy Quartet, organized by Tom Freedman (bass), offers stellar jazz with artists new to Bend including guitarist Scott Johnson who moved from New York City, trumpeter Brooks Barnet, most recently of New Haven Connecticut and drummer Dave Wentworth from Pittsburgh. As the city grows, so does the jazz scene.
During First Friday, Noi Thai serves wine and appetizers. Billye Turner, art consultant (, organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing.

Bend Art Center
550 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 180
Lunar thru September. Identically-sized moon prints and drawings—each made by a different local or regional artist—wrap around the gallery, creating an ethereal environment. Each work creatively mines a different aspect of the moon, from its abstract surfaces to world myth and symbolism. Juried by Patricia Clark, this exhibit features two Oregon book artists. Free admission. On display Mon-Fri 10-7pm, Sat 10-6pm, Sun 12-5pm.

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
821 NW Wall St. 541-383-7600
Instead of featuring one artist this month we are featuring over 115 hand-picked visual artists to our downtown gallery office. Art in the High Desert is kicking off their August 25-27 three day event with a stop at Cascade Sotheby’s. Fifteen categories of art will be represented from painting to wood, glass to photography and so much more. Come by our office for wine and snacks and of course some amazing art.

City Walls at City Hall
710 NW Wall St.,
City Walls at City Hall, an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission, exhibition features a show entitled Artists Who Teach. Several local middle school, high school and college educators are featured, presenting works in a variety of media. Thru September.

115 NW Minnesota Ave., 512-289-1284
Mexican folk art, Latin American textiles and David Marsh furniture.

Desperado Boutique
Old Mill District, 330 SW Powerhouse Dr.
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.

5 NW Minnesota Ave.
SageBrushers artists.

Feather’s Edge Finery
113 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-306-3162,
Featuring functional, well crafted, handmade goods from Bend and beyond. We always have fun, new items featured for First Friday. Featuring Dorothy Holmes original art ranging from contemporary acrylics to unique bird paintings using acrylics and India ink. All pieces created in Bend where she lives with her three dogs. She was recently honored in gallery showing in New York in March for international women’s month.

Jeffrey Murray Photography
118 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-325-6225,
Jeffrey Murray Photography 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.,
Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals.

Junque in Bloom
50 SE Scott St.
SageBrushers artists Terry Solini and Linda Shelton. After a career in telecommunication, Terry is now a full time artist. He enjoys working with acrylic and oils to portray on canvas a visual diary created from memories of places visited, lives touched and nature enjoyed.
Linda spent 30 years as a flight attendant but during that time kept experimenting with different art media. From her youth, Linda has been intrigued with how to transfer images, whether real or imaginary, from the mind’s eye to paper. She explores all media in many projects from cork boards to chairs for charity and everything in between.

Karen Bandy Studio
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 5, 541-388-0155,
Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy is Central Oregon’s only national/international award-winning jewelry designer, specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and always very wearable. They fit the Central Oregon lifestyle, are made for each individual personally, and are always one-of-a-kind. Bandy is also an abstract painter.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30-5, First Fridays and by appointment at other times.

Layor Art + Supply
1000 NW Wall St., Ste 110, 541-322-0421,
Sarah Helen More an abstract oil painter, inspired by textile designs.

Lost Season Supply Co.
635 NW Colorado Ave., 541-639-2013
Featuring Lori LaBissoniere who carves lines on her work surfaces much in the way she surfs and shreds, working with and passionately respecting the mountain and coastal landscapes she plays in. Spirited, yet strong, her works create vivid environments that echo the physical beauty in which she revels; while at the same time, her brush filters that beauty through her uniquely stylized

Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Old Mill District, second story loft
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.
Mockingbird Gallery
869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107
Western Visions, a three-person exhibition. We can’t wait for you to meet John DeMott, Lisa Danielle and Bob Boomer. All three will be coming in from out of town so mosey on down, sip a glass of wine and listen to Rich Hurdle and Friends. Cher will again be here to serve
her delicious locally-made cheese samples.
Boomer chooses to sculpt from Manzanita, which he finds near his California home. His subject remains people, with his favorite being the Native American.
Danielle’s Western American still-lifes, painted almost exclusively in acrylics, captivate viewers with their emphasis on “life.”
DeMott paints depictions of wildlife, Indians and frontier figures in landscapes, usually working on several paintings at once, moving from one canvas to the next.

800 NW Wall St.
Kaleidoscope, an HDAL Exhibit of Paintings. Luminous watercolors, vibrant oils and acrylics, pencil, encaustics and a mixture of many are the painting mediums used by the 12 members of the High Desert Art League.
Watercolorists Vivian Olsen, Cindy Briggs and Jacqueline Newbold create dramatic paintings varying in subjects ranging from animals and local scenes to distant landscapes, while another watercolorist, Helen Brown, paints innovative watercolors depicting historical figures and places.
Artists working in oils are Barbara Slater, who vividly portrays life-like animals and Jean Requa Lubin who paints horses, plus many other subjects. Joren Traveller is an oil painter and a sculptor who produces both bronze and ceramic
sculptures of animals.
Janice Rhodes, who creates encaustic paintings using a hot wax process, portrays a variety of engaging subjects. Master printmaker Pat Clark’s intricate art is created using a myriad of print-making, drawing and more techniques. David Kinker is well-known for his colorful acrylic landscape paintings and large murals and Dee McBrien-Lee paints with acrylics to create intriguing abstract paintings.
Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer collaborate on colorful landscapes and still-lifes they create with fibers and/or acrylics on canvas.

Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436
Magical Realism featuring acrylic paintings by Susan Busik. The artist will attend the champagne opening on First Friday.
Learning in her early 40s of her Mexican ancestry, the artist made a radical shift from abstract art to Magical Realism, desiring to connect to her roots. The artist’s allegorical imagery, symbolizing her cultural heritage, expresses the perceived world revealed through magical elements.
Her over-scale, glowing moons light moss covered tree trunks surrounded by multiple spiraling dots of brilliant color, symbols of a spiritual presence descending into our material world. Elaborately detailed Madonnas with devoutly pressed hands, serene but surreal in appearance, close their eyes in prayer. The artist’s subjects, with their dominant bright color and design, allude to the mystical reality of traditional Mexican folk art.
Differing acutely from Busik’s early abstract imagery, these folk art subjects demanded a new vision and new techniques. The lobby exhibition is open all hours. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the Oxford Hotel exhibition schedule with info at 503-780-2828,

Pave Jewelry
101 NW Minnesota Ave.
SageBrushers artists Janet Rawlings and Michelle Oberg. After a career in technical drafting and design Janet turned to creating art. As an award winning fine artist she uses soft pastels and occasionally charcoals to show exceptional light and vibrancy for creation of beauty. Michelle works in watercolor, pastels, Chinese brush and acrylic. Her subjects are landscapes, portraits and some abstract. She says you continue to grow in art; it is a way of life and a wonderful trip.

Peterson/Roth Gallery
206 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 1, 541-633-7148,
Celebrate Summer Exhibition featuring Christian Burchard and Korey Gulbrandson. We will also have new work on our walls by current and new artists. So come on down for wine and cheese and a gallery filled with fresh art. We’re right below Silverado and look forward to seeing you.
Starting as an apprentice to furniture makers, Burchard quickly turned his attention to woodturning. Christian’s wood of choice is Pacific Madrone burl because as it dries, it warps, allowing the wood to take its own shape.
Gulbrandson starts each piece with a hand-crafted wood canvas and evolves with an accumulation of layers, manipulating wax and various mediums. Using a torch and carving tools Korey scribes and removes the layers. This technique creates an exciting plane of texture and color.

Premiere Property Group
1133 NW Wall Street, Ste 104, 541-241-6860
Featuring Jennifer Lewis for Grand Opening Party during First Friday with art, music food and libations.

Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176
Plein air and pottery will be the focus for August with the following three member artists in the spotlight:
Annie Dyer’s ceramics are a study and use of texture reflecting those found in the central Oregon landscape. Discipline for strong glazes helps to magnify the contrast of the natural and manmade in her work.
Sue Lyon-Manley is a plein air painter whose work is a reflection of the interaction she has with her environment. Sue “paints what she feels” utilizing the colors and textures that only pastels
can produce.
Shelly Wierzba paints on location and feels it is important to paint her emotions about the scene, which are strongly related to her Christian faith. The joy of observing and in being in the middle of such magnificent beauty is her inspiration for painting outdoors. When in the studio she continually studies and experiments to keep her
artwork fresh.

Sage Custom Framing and Gallery
834 NW Brooks Street
Featuring the mixed media paintings of artist Sarah Hansen. In recent years, Hansen has developed a technique of painting watercolor and gouache on Plexiglas and sealed with
wax medium.
“These paintings are very textural, as I collage items and scribble calligraphy into the wet gesso base. These pertain to my subject matter; the words might say peace, sun or beach and the collage contains squares of paper or other items that reflect landscape expression. I paint on recycled Plexiglas from frame shops that has been removed from paintings. I transform them into works of art, thus preventing them from entering the landfill.

Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond Street Bend, Oregon
Carissa Glenn, 541-312-2001,
Pushing for the human exchange and interaction, Bend artist, Kristen Buwalda created Speak Lightly as she reflects upon society’s obsession with the light of the screen held in our hands. The permanent movement through world contained in the internet removes one from the moment, kindness no longer considered through instantaneous digital words, all attention is bound to the screen.

Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District.; 541-385-9144
The Peace of Wild Things Friday Gallery Walk, August 4, from 5-8pm, is inspired by Wendell Berry’s iconic poem of the same name.
Using her multi-layered mixed media technique of collaging and texturing with paper and acrylic paint, Shelli Walters presents a series of wildlife that capture the heart of the poem, “I come into the peace of wild things.” A heron, a majestic elk, a bison — all caught in a moment of tranquility, living in synch with the earth. The poem ends, “for a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
Greg Druian will be playing jazz guitar during the opening.Tumalo Art Co. is an artist run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill District, open 7 days a week.

The Wine Shop
55 NW Minnesota Avenue
Judy Welch and Megan Thompson. Both recently joined the Bend art scene. Megan’s intuitive approach to painting includes layer upon layer of vibrant color and texture with inspiration found from the joys of everyday life.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.