Bend Exhibits-February 2016

50 Scott Street
Sparrow Bakery, Stuarts of Bend, The Workhouse, Cindercone Clay Center, The Cube and Cement Elegance. Special Last Saturday February 27, 6-10pm with Furniture Flip Design Challenge. Free to attend, donations welcome.
Armature is a diverse collective of artists brought together by the common thread of expression. Paint, ink, pencils, photographs, dance and words are the underlying structure, or armature if you will, used to produce the language with which we speak.

Bendy Dog
112 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-419-6463
Painter, Barbara Slater

Bend Senior Center
1600 SE Reed Market Rd
Wonderful exhibit provided by SageBrushers Art Society artists.

Blue Spruce Pottery
20591 Dorchester E., 541-382-0197,
Beautiful handmade stoneware for baking, cooking, serving and beautifying your home. All pottery is made one at a time on a potter’s wheel and is lead free, ovenproof, microwave and dishwasher safe.
Friends of The Bend Libraries Themed exhibition The Four Seasons. thru March 7. Denise at 541-350-8039

Broken Top Club
62000 Broken Top Drive
Vivian Olsen and Helen Brown, both members of the High Desert Art League, share the spotlight with Duet, their show of watercolor paintings featuring a variety of subjects including figures, wildlife, florals and landscapes.
Vivian’s subjects are wild animals which she says, “have always given me a sense of peace and calm.” The subjects of her dramatic wildlife paintings include large birds and mammals and she captures each animal’s behavior and personality using either watercolor or oil paints. Vivian is represented by Hood Avenue Art Gallery in Sisters.
Helen’s unique watercolors are created using a batik process where she applies a resist to the paper (either molten wax or liquid rubber latex) over previously applied colors. The resist preserves that color from any further glazing; the result is a luminous, transparent painting. Helen is a member of the Tumalo Art Company in Bend.
Their show opens on Friday, February 19 with an artist’s reception and great Jazz, plus a complimentary wine tasting from 5-7pm. Thru mid-March.

Circle of Friends Art & Academy
19889 Eighth St., 541-706-9025,
The creative talents of featured Artists Pam Huffer, Dale McGrew and Chris Matthews will be on display. The Gallery is home to over 120 working artists.

Des Chutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave.,, 541-389-1813
Features exhibits that allow you to explore Deschutes County prehistory; area Native American tribal history, early exploration and fur trapping, homesteading the High Desert, logging and Forest Service history and life throughout Deschutes County over the years.

DeWilde Art & Glass
321 SW Powerhouse, 541-419-3337. Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm
Handmade stained glass windows, doors and hanging works of art.

High Desert Museum
59800 S Hwy. 97,, 541-382-4754
Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants. Featuring macro photography of ants by Mark W. Moffett and organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, this exhibit provides up-close views of these tiny creatures.
Tough by Nature showcases artist Lynda Lanker’s passion for the American West and the women who have shaped it. Thru July 17. Sage Grouse: Icon of the Sagebrush Sea follows on the heels of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s determination to list the bird under the Endangered Species Act. Thru April 24.

Natural Edge Furniture
135 NE Norton Ave., 541-728-3555,
Kelly Thiel, Natural Edge’s next quarterly artist. Thru March.
Originally from the Southeast, Kelly now makes her home in Bend where, in addition to being a full-time artist, she is one of the owners and managers of The Wilds, a co-working and artist studio space.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in many private collections. Kelly has also been featured in several magazines and books, such as The Crafts Report and 500 Figures. She runs workshops and teaches. In 2014, she taught at The Bascom in North Carolina, and was a Guest Artist at East Tennessee State University.
Natural Edge Furniture is a workshop and show room known for its clean, modern designs, utilizing natural edge slabs and sleek steel bases. A proud member of Bend’s Maker’s District, Natural Edge supports other Central Oregon artists and designers by hosting a quarterly artist.

Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery
2075 NE Wyatt Court, Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950
WSO member from Fossil, OR. Painter Hyon Fielding and Extraordinary, creative jewelry by Prineville artist, Crystal Frandsen.
All artwork is for sale and 30 percent of sales is donated to Partners in Care. 541-382-5882.

Rodes-Smithey Studio
19007 Innes Market Rd., 541-280-5635,
Showing mixed media, paintings, metalwork and sculpture from Randy and Holly Smithey.

SageBrushers Art Society
117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend,, 541-617-0900.
Works by Plein Air Painters. Included are paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic.

St. Charles Medical Center – Bend
2500 NE Neff Rd., 541-382-4321,,
St Charles Art in the Hospital will be hosting two separate areas. First floor West to Hallway of HeARTs and second floor surrounding the cafeteria and main elevator from lobby. Please come visit us for lunch in our great cafeteria and amble around the art shows soon. We always have fantastic local artists who have shown in nearly every gallery in the Bend, Redmond and Tumulo areas. We love our artists! If you are Artists Send submissions to

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