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Bend Exhibits-November 2015

50 Scott Street
Sparrow Bakery, Stuarts of Bend, The Workhouse, CinderconeClayCenter, The Cube and Cement Elegance. Special Last Saturday November 28, 6-10pm with Furniture Flip Design Challenge. Free to attend, donations welcome.
Armatur 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
November: Mike and Pat Millsap of Sunriver Metal Works, December: painter, Barbara Slater.

Blue Spruce Pottery
20591 Dorchester E, 541-382-0197
Holiday Open House November 20-21, 10am–4pm. Raku firing and wheel throwing demonstrations, plus all pottery will be 20 percent off both days. Michael Gwinup, well known for his decorative vases, lamps and wall art, will be firing his Raku pottery. Raku is a dynamic process where each piece is fired to a temperature of 1,800 degrees. It is then pulled out of the kiln and placed in a bed of sawdust, and after a few minutes, cooled rapidly with water. The sawdust brings out beautiful metallic lusters in the glaze, while the rapid colling creates the crackle patterns typical of Raku. Patrick Woodman will demonstrate wheel throwing. Patrick has been a potter at Blue Spruce for the past 12 years and makes a majority of their functional stoneware. The studio will also be open each Friday and Saturday through December 19, 10am–4pm.
Broken Top Club
62000 Broken Top Dr., 541-383-8200
High Desert Art League (HDAL) Convergence. There, three artists come together to share their diversity in styles and mediums with Cindy Briggs’ western landscapes, Helen Brown’s dynamic watercolors and Barbara Slater’s expressive animals. These members are featured thru November 18.

Circle of Friends Art & Academy
19889 Eighth St., 541-706-9025
STARS: The creative talents of featured artists Margaret Bernard, Gary Manos and Nancy Misek will be on display thru November. The Gallery is home to over 120 working artists. at Circle of Friends Art we believe that Art lives! The public is invited to join the COFA family at a reception in honor of the featured artists on Saturday, November 7, 4-7pm.
Bernard is a sixth generation Oregonian whose love for beadwork began as a grade schooler. Margaret designs each piece on paper, before adding the real magic by stringing the beads.
Manos was born is California, but raised in Oregon. His interest in art began in high school, however, he did not pursue art full-time until 10+ years ago. Gary does not use any type of computer automated machine to mass produce his work. Each of his metal sculptures is handmade with no two pieces ever exactly alike.
Misek is a native Oregonian who records her interpretations of natural landscapes using soft pastel.
Nancy prefers plein air (outdoors) painting to studio painting. In the winter months, she works from photos trying to capture the feelings she experienced while on location. Nancy enjoys painting the scenery of her native state, specializing in the Central Oregon scenery.

COCC Pence Gallery in the
Pinckney Center for the Arts
An exhibit of artwork by Central Oregon Community College art faculty members thru November. Opening reception from 4:30-6pm. on November 5. The event is free and open to the public.
Paul Bennett, Paula Bullwinkel, Mo Carolin, Bill Cravis, Karen Ellis, Dawn Emerson, John Kinder, Jason Lamb, Peter Meyer, Carolyn Platt and Carol Wild will be showing their work in various media.
The Gallery is open from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday and the last Saturday of the month from 1-4pm.

Des Chutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave., 541-389-1813
Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West. Discover the story of John C. Fremont and his expedition through Central Oregon in 1843-44. An unlikely hero, Fremont’s mapping expeditions provided maps for emigrants on The Oregon Trail and beyond, launching him to fame, fortune and a bid for president of the United States of America. Developed in partnership with the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, the exhibit features archaeological evidence of the party’s route, artifacts on loan from seven different collections and the Fremont howitzer abandoned in the Sierra Nevada winter of 1844. Thru December.

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
Rain, Snow or Shine. From rain to shine to snow to hail weather plays a large role in how we live our everyday lives. Opens early October. Sage Grouse: Icon of the Sagebrush Sea follows on the heels of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s determination to list the bird under the Endangered Species Act.
Tough by Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West, a collection of portraits by Lynda Lanker, a Eugene artist, that honors the spirit and stories of ranch women and cowgirls who gain their sustenance and earn their livelihood from the land, thru January 10, 2016.
Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery
2075 NE Wyatt Court
Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950
Jenny and Douglas Campbell Smith who live in Bend but for the past 28 years they have been travelling to various parts of Europe, painting watercolors on site, and works on canvas in their studio when they return.
Doug was a professor of art at Western Oregon University before taking the same position at Central Oregon Community College in 1973. He retired in 1995. Jenny was born in England and came to Central Oregon in 1984.

Rodes-Smithey Studio
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.
Affordable Art Show thru January 8. What could be better for the holiday season than gifts of art work from local artists! All work shown is under $100. This is a great opportunity to get a meaningful and original gift. Reception Saturday, November 22, 2-5pm.

St. Charles Medical Center – Bend
2500 NE Neff Rd., 541-382-4321,
www.scmc.org, lindartsy1@gmail.com
High Desert Art League (HDAL) exhibit. This group of professional artists create artwork that spans a wide variety of media and subjects. Two artists that are inspired by nature are David Kinker who creates intricate abstract acrylic paintings and Vivian Olsen who paints watercolor portraits of wild animals. Another watercolorist is Cindy Briggs whose paintings of distant places feature colorful scenes. Barbara Slater and Joren Traveller both paint animals and landscapes with oils, and there is one artist, Janis Rhodes, who works with the ancient art of wax-based encaustics. Thru December.

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