50 Scott Street
Sparrow Bakery, Stuarts of Bend, The Workhouse, Cindercone Clay Center, The Cube and Cement Elegance. Special Last Saturday, July 30, 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.
Bend Senior Center
1600 SE Reed Market Rd.
Artwork by SageBrushers Art Society artists.
Blue Spruce Pottery
20591 Dorchester E., 541-382-0197, www.bluesprucepottery.com
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.
Circle of Friends Art & Academy
19889 Eighth St., www.CircleOfFriendsArt.com, 541-706-9025.
STARS artist for July photographer, Dale McGrew. Reception Saturday, July 2, 4–7pm. McGrew of Bend is a retired middle school principal. “What I’ve come to realize is that photography is the depiction of a memory that isn’t always accomplished by the camera alone. Digital advances have given me the ability to share what I actually saw, heard, remembered, and loved.”
COCC Gallery of the Pinckney Center for the Arts in Pence Hall
Bend Campus, 541-383-7511.
Central Oregon Community College Fine Arts and Communication Department hosts one of the Portland 2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibits thru September 18. Opening reception 5-7pm Saturday, July 16, in Pence Gallery.
David Bithell—an interdisciplinary composer, artist and performer exploring the connections between visual art, music, theatre and performance—will be creating a light and sound piece for ehe Gallery. Utilizing new technologies and real-time interactive environments, his work brings the precision and structure of contemporary music and audio practices together with an understanding of performance, narrative and humor.
Bithell is an associate professor of digital art at Southern Oregon University where he heads the cross-disciplinary Studio for Art and Technology and is a core faculty member of the Center for Emerging Media and Digital Arts.
During the summer, the Gallery is open 12-5pm Thursday thru Saturday.
Des Chutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave
Winter Comes: Oregon’s Nordic Ski History exhibit details the strong influence of the Scandinavian culture that pushed Central Oregon to the forefront of Nordic skiing in the early 1920s. The 1,200 square foot, interactive exhibit features oral histories from sons and daughters of ski pioneers, the history of Nordic skiing, as well as reproductions of past skiing equipment and clothing to current technology. Thru November.
DeWilde Art & Glass
321 SW Powerhouse, 541-419-3337
Handmade stained glass windows, doors and hanging works of art.
High Desert Museum
59800 S Hwy. 97
Rain, Snow or Shine thru July 17.
Art for a Nation—Inspiration from the Great Depression thru October 2.
Smokejumpers: Firefighters from the Sky thru February 12, 2017.
Looking Glass Imports & Cafe
150 NE Bend River Mall Dr., #260
Business Walls Become Gallery Walls! Featuring artists and photographers from throughout Central Oregon. Thru August 5. Looking Glass offers multi-media arts and crafts, classes and events, a café and a patio area. The café is home to bi-monthly art exhibitions featuring many award-winning artists and photographers. All exhibitions will be facilitated by the Friends of the Redmond Library Art Committee.
Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery
2075 NE Wyatt Court, Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950
Featuring photography by Patricia Oertley and jewelry by Marianne Prodehl.
19007 Innes Market Rd., 541-280-5635, www.rodes-smithey.com
Showing mixed media, paintings, metalwork and sculpture from Randy and Holly Smithey.
SageBrushers Art Society
117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend, sagebrushersartofbend.com, 541-617-0900
Exhibiting wonderful paintings by Mixer Wednesday artists. Thru July 29, Wed and Fri. 2-4pm. Reception Saturday, July 9, 2-5pm. All Member Show, July 29—October 28. Wed. and Fri. 2-4pm.
St. Charles Medical Center – Bend
2500 NE Neff Rd., 541-382-4321, www.scmc.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prison ministry’s paintings and drawings are going to be shown in the Hallway of HeART off the first floor going west to the Heart and Cancer Depts.
Canyon Creek Pottery
310 N Cedar St., 541-390-2449, www.canyoncreekpotteryllc.com
Fine handmade pottery by Kenneth G. Merrill made in Sisters.
Cha For The Finest Gallery
183 East Hood Ave. www.chaforthefinest.com, 541-549-1140
Fourth Friday Art Stoll in Sisters on July 22, 4-7pm.
Clearwater Art Gallery
303 West Hood, 541-549-4994, www.theclearwatergallery.com
Fourth Friday Art Stroll July 22, 4-6 pm. Exploring Great Artists.
Cowgirls & Indians Resale
160 SW Oak St., 541-549-6950
Ongoing exhibit, beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and art.
Hood Avenue Art
357 West Hood Ave., www.hoodavenueart.com
Thru July 21: oil painter Katherine Taylor, who uses mood, color and paint texture to form two dimensional images that suggests a three dimensional experience and Jeff and Heather Thompson, glass artists who create an intelligent blend of contemporary and traditional glass blown sculptures.
July 22—August 25: mixed-media artist Patricia Freeman-Martin, whose unique canvases reflect a keen observation of the iconic symbols of the western landscape and book artist Kelley Salber, who imaginatively alters books and boxes to form miniature worlds. Reception Fourth Friday Art Stroll, July 22, 4-7pm.
Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery
222 West Hood Ave., 541-912-0732
Scott’s designs in metal prompt imagination and admiration, wide ranging decor with hints of other, more romantic eras, to a decidedly whirlwind love affair with the future.
221 West Cascade Ave., 541-549-9388
Ongoing exhibit, jewelry by Mary Jo Weiss.
Jill’s Wild (tasteful!) Women Showroom
207 N Fir St., Ste. G, 541-617-6078
Artwork, cards, giftware and ceramics.
Sisters Art Works
204 W Adams, 541-420-9695, www.sistersartworks.com
M-F, 10am-5pm or by appointment
Fourth Friday Art Stoll in Sisters on July 22, 4-7pm. Kathy Deggendorfer studio show and sale, Henhouse Rock. Artist reception July 7, 3:30-6pm. Open studio July 6-9.
Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop
252 W Hood Ave., 541-549-9552, www.sistersgallery.com
Wildlife photographer, Doug Beall.
183 East Hood Ave., 541-588-6332
Hand-painted tiles ceramics, art cards, jewelry, abstract paintings and impressionistic landscapes, hand-painted mugs, bright decorative ceramics, wire baskets, tiled end tables, clay tribal masks.
243 N Elm St., 541-549-3287
Featuring black and white photographs by Collin Lamb.
331 W Cascade St.
Opening July 22 an exhibit by Christina Brown, Laura Jaszkowski, Mary Goodson and Terry Grant.
Brown says the world has enough hard edges and, “I have always felt that fiber art softens that impact. The fabric substrate lends itself to drawing, painting, printing and embellishing, making it such a versatile medium; it can be a wearable piece of art as well as a wall hanging or vessel.”
Goodson layers sheer dyed silks and stitching to create texture and depth.
Grant is a fiber artist creating wall art using commercial and recycled fabrics and using quilting and surface design techniques.
Jaszkowski is a textile artist who creates with needle and thread, including artistic quilt designs, as part of her creative repertoire with wall hangings out of a variety of textiles or a combination of textiles and mixed media, usually using the raw edge appliqué method and free-motion quilting.
Madras / Warm Springs
Art Adventure Gallery
185 SW Fifth St., 541-475-7701, www.artadventuregallery.com
Art Adventure Gallery is one of 25 partner venues around the state hosting exhibitions as part of the Portland 2016 Biennial, curated by Michelle Grabner and presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center. Artists to be featured in Madras are Pat Boas and Jon Raymond. Opening reception July 16, 2-4pm.
The Museum at Warm Springs
2189 U.S. 26, 541-553-333
Kindred Spirits: The Artistic Journey of Lillian Pitt Exhibit on display thru September 10.
A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum
246 N Main St., Prineville, 541-447-3715, bowmanmuseum.org
Open Tuesday thru Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm. Ponderosa Pine Capital of the World exhibit anchors the new exhibit space in the expanded museum. It includes The Woods and The Mill, two full size areas that highlight the workers, tools and history of the trade. Native American exhibit brings history of the people and land of Crook County.
727 NW Third Street, Prineville, 541-815-9857
July 8 Prineville businesses host the widely acclaimed Art Crawl. Displaying the work of 40+ artists including woodwork, photography, jewelry, watercolors, acrylics, art deco furniture and handmade scarves. Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal
Eagle Crest Resort, 7525 Falcon Crest Dr., Ste. 100
541-526-1185, daily, 10am–5pm
Original oils, reproductions, classes, gift shop. The eclectic paintings of Austrian artist, Alfred A. Dolezal combine illuminant colors with alternative visions of reality. These contemporary oils on canvas examine the deeper meaning of life and tell a human interest story. Combining profound messages with thought-provoking imagery and evocative symbolism, they are much more than a painting.
Maragas Winery Lattavo Gallery
15523 SW Hwy. 97, Culver, 541-546-5464, www.maragaswinery.com
The caricature art adorning the bottles of Maragas wines was created by Doug Maragas’ mother, Joanne Lattavo, in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Joanne was an accomplished oil painter with a renowned art gallery. From her collection comes art that will be initially displayed in the Gallery.
827 SW Deschutes Ave., www.redmondfol.org
Thru September, exhibit of fine art created by Central Oregon artists. Undercover Quilters Book Club, a local book club/quilters group, will be displaying an interpretation of On The Divinity of Second Chances by Kaya McLaren in fabric and mixed media.
Leslie Keller uses ink/ink wash, pencil and gold leaf and oils to illustrate and define landscape that surrounds us. Her works reflect her fascination with the volcanic basalt rock formations that are so evident in our region.
In the Silent Reading Room a solo show by Webster Lilly will feature photographs captured on a recent trip to India. Experience fine images of a distant country and its culture as seen through the lens of a local photographer.
Redmond Third Friday Stroll
541-923-5191 or email@example.com
July 17—Where’s Waldo Trivia
The Third Friday Strolls are to encourage people to come downtown and see what Redmond has to offer. Local products, shops and services are all within reach in the downtown core. This is a great opportunity to socialize with neighbors, meet business owners and keep dollars working in the community we love to call home.
Redmond Senior Center
325 NW Dogwood Ave., 541-548-6325, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Common Thread Quilters of Redmond are pleased to present their patriotic quilting projects during July. The group meets once a month to create pieces that they donate to various groups and individuals in the area. The group of about 30 quilters invite you to come see their red, white and blue creations.
School House Produce
1430 SW Highland Ave.
SageBrushers artist’s excellent work.
St. Charles Hospital—Redmond
1253 NW Canal Blvd., 541-548-8131
St. Charles Health Care will celebrate the new show thru July. Eleven new artists plus local established artists for a total of 81 pieces on the second floor, then another 30 on the first floor. Fabulous art, photography and mixed media. Submissions for July show are due June 5 to email@example.com.