Celebrate Art during November First Friday

The holiday season is around the corner! Local galleries are a great place to buy a gift for someone special this year. View our complete listing of galleries, exhibits, artist receptions and more:

Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste 1
Alleda Real Estate will have an exhibit by Zack Schnepf for First Friday’s Artwalk on November 2 from 5:30-8:30pm. Zack is an award winning photographer specializing in fine art landscape photography and post processing. “Art is a way of life for my family. My father is a well known poster artist and painter. My mom was a painter and print maker and my brother is an art director. This is something I’m trying to pass on to my children as well.”
“The love of nature is also something that my family and I are passionate about. I’ve been hiking, biking, rock climbing and backpacking since I was little. From an early age, I learned to appreciate beauty in nature.”

Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin St.
Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, invites the public to First Friday, November 2, 5-8pm, featuring paintings by JM Brodrick, Kelly and Charlie Thiel and Artists of the 12” x 12” Exhibit. The artists will attend the November 2 opening.
JM Brodrick, one of the three featured main exhibit artists, shows acrylic paintings and states, “I am a painter working towards merging realism with the beauty of pure abstract.” Charlie Thiel’s featured photographs are from a 2016 trip to the village of Luang Prabang in Laos, where the artist helped teach local adult students the beginnings of photography. Kelly Thiel exhibits her images of women’s faces typifying her “obsession with personal stories that dwell within us.” Her paintings center around the female essence as revealed in demonstrative facial expressions.
Also appearing in the Sunriver summer show are some 26 paintings by 11 artists in the 12”x 12” Exhibit featuring unique small works all priced at $250. Artists include: Kristine Cooper, Janice Druian, Sheila Dunn, Francie Gannon, David Kinker, Michelle Lindblom, Lisa Marie Sipe, Barbara Slater, Jeanette Small, Tamara Stephas and Kelly Theil. These artists’ work includes abstract, landscape and animal images in a variety of mediums.

Atrium Annex, Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin St.
Small Works for Gifts show will be featured at the Atrium Annex in The Franklin Crossings Building (the offices of New American Funding). Abstract and figurative, landscapes and seascapes — some are framed and ready to give. Prices start under $50. Artisan journals complete with pens or pencils erasers or brushes at under $20. Greeting cards by the box or sold individually. Sharon Tillinghast and Renne Brock, local artist will be hosting this event.

Broken Top Resort
62000 Broken Top Dr.
High Desert Art League artists Joren Traveller and Janice Rhodes are featured at Broken Top Resort through November. Work will include oil paintings, encaustics and pastels.
Bend Art Center
550 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 180
541-330-8759 • bendartcenter.org
Water Tables at Bend Art Center will be on display through November 27. The exhibits inspire a bevy of talks, classes and a school program exploring water’s presence, absence and importance in Oregon’s high desert. Bend Art Center’s Water Tables exhibit features work by A6 founder Patricia Clark, encaustic artist Barbara Hudin, photographer Carol Sternkopf and local sculptors Abney Wallace, Ron Schultz, Bill Cravis and Christian Brown.

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
821 NW Wall St.
541-383-7600 • cascadesothebysrealty.com
Please join us Friday, November 2 at our Downtown Bend Showroom from 5-8pm, to enjoy the artwork of Dominique Kongsli. Kongsli’s paintings are a harmony between prismatic, bright, contemporary colors, geometric abstraction and landscape. The event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your host for the evening, Carmen Cook with co-sponsors Academy Mortgage.

Jeffrey Murray Photography
118 NW Minnesota Ave.
541-325-6225 • jeffreymurrayphotography.com
Features American landscape and fine art images captured by Bend nature photographer, Jeffrey Murray. Enjoy a visual adventure of illuminating light and captivating panoramas from scenes in Central Oregon and 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.

Karen Bandy Design Jeweler
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 5
541-388-0155 • karenbandy.com
Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy a Central Oregon national/international award-winning jewelry designer and abstract painter, specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and very wearable.

LaLa Bend
1030 NW Newport Ave.
LaLa presents unique artwork and jewelry designs by DK Designz. Donna, the D in DK, is an award winning artist and jewelry designer with roots in Bend. Her work can be seen on television’s Lilly Melgar of General Hospital, on Ava Bianchi of Nickelodeon and Christy Gibel of Little People. Donna’s designs have walked the runway of Portland’s Fashion Week and been showcased in the Bend Fashion Magazine. Stop by LaLa and see what’s new for fall and have some cider while you browse and pick up your gifts for the holiday season. Open First Friday November 2 until 8pm.

Lara House Bend & Breakfast
640 NW Congress St.
541-388-4064 • larahouse.com
Join us every First Friday at the Lara House Bed and Breakfast from 5-7pm. Enjoy artwork from six local artists: Ann Gibson, Karen Eland, Dorothy Holmes, Michelle Lindblom, Kristine Cooper and Angela Schwer. We have been a part of Bend since 1910.

Layor Art + Supply
1000 NW Wall St., Ste. 110
541-322-0421 • layorart.com
Layor Art + Supply will be featuring Travis Knight in November.
Knight is a local professional fine oil painter, whose ability to capture light and soul has brought him to the top of our list. You will not want to miss this offering.

Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Old Mill District, second story loft
541-330-0840 • lubbesmeyer.com
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.

Mary Medrano Studio
25 NW Minnesota Ave., #12
408-250-2732 • marymedrano.com
Step away from the crowds and relax in an art studio that is filled with the latest works by Mary Medrano. Located above Thump Coffee and across from the Oxford Hotel in the heart of downtown is a hidden gem of a studio. Stop in and see what’s new.

Mockingbird Gallery
869 NW Wall St.
541-388-2107 • mockingbird-gallery.com
Mockingbird Gallery’s First Friday Art Walk will open November 2 from 5-9pm, with the Fifth Annual Mockingbird A-Z, a group show with a wide range of subject matter. We will feature new paintings, bronze sculpture and mixed media from a number of the gallery artists. Please stop by on First Friday to mingle with the artists, sip a glass of wine and to enjoy a night of jazz provided by the Ryan Camastral Trio. The exhibit will continue through the end of November.
We are fortunate to have so many gifted artists participating in this month’s show. Our artists are inspired by nature, wildlife, people and places. Each artist will utilize this opportunity to share their unique approach and individual inspiration with the public. We expect a wide variety of subjects, and we hope to highlight this broad spectrum of talents in a cohesive and pleasurable viewing experience.

North Soles Footwear
800 NW Wall St.
Three painting styles as different as individuals can be, but show together as a group from the High Desert Art League, this exhibit at North Soles in Downtown Bend will be up from November through January. The artists will be on hand at the reception during First Friday Art Walk on November 2.

Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota Ave.
The Oxford Hotel presents Mary Medrano’s colorful acrylic paintings Feathers and Tails, continuing through December. Medrano will attend the champagne opening on First Friday, November 7 from 5:30-7pm.

Peterson/Roth Gallery
206 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 1
Join us this Friday, November 2 from 5-9pm for Peterson/Roth’s fall exhibition highlighting the works of Sandy Ostrau, Ken Roth and Donald Yatomi. We will be serving light refreshments and wine so come join us for
some fun!
Sandy Ostrau likes to take scenes of everyday life and reduce them to their fundamental elements. At a certain point, specific content is not that important or even relevant. This sense of ambiguity allows for a range
of interpretations.
Ken Roth’s paintings are filled with color and light on the landscape or figure. Some of his landscapes are recognizable while others only hint at their origins with a swirl of abstract color and light.
Donald Yatomi is an oil painter best known for his contemporary urban themes. Donald’s love for realistic themes shows through in his paintings, where he strives to capture the raw beauty of the modern, industrial form.

Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave.
541-306-3176 • redchairgallerybend.com
November brings a chill to the air but the Red Chair is full of warmth as our focus turns to the richly colored printmaking of Michelle Lindblom and the whimsical creatures and colorfilled glass mosaics of Joanie Callen. Lindblom, a long time art educator brings her past experience into her work where she uses natural forms as well as abstract images to build her one of a kind monoprints. Callen has been working in mosaics for many years evidenced by the detail and variety she brings to each painstakingly created piece. The work of these two artists is combined for a truly inspired show which runs through December 1.

Sage Custom Framing & Gallery
834 NW Brooks St.
541-382-5884 • sageframing-gallery.com
Featured artist for November is mixed media artist Ron Raasch. The show will run October 31-December 1 with a First Friday reception on November 2 from 5-8pm.
For the month of November, we welcome back a local favorite, mixed media artist Ron Raasch. His background as an architect is evident in his skillful depictions of rustic barns and buildings, but his choices of subject matter are diverse and varied. The intricate workings of old machines, boat harbors, seascapes, plein air landscapes and abstracts are all fair game for Raacsh’s paintings. Perhaps his favorite subjects are the interesting people he finds in everyday life. People watching is a favorite, and his enjoyment in tweaking their features is evident in his playful caricatures. He has a love of people, color and humor in everyday situations.
SuZ Morrow Studio
Willow Lane Artists Studio 400 SE 2nd St.
SuZ Morrow offers original paintings in acrylic and oil of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Her style is surreal and impressionistic, with several abstract works as well. Stop in and enjoy the colorful expression of the soul of Oregon — it’s mountains, desert, waterfalls, coast, wildlife and people. Working studio/gallery open Monday – Friday afternoons.

Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District
541-385-9144 • tumaloartco.com
The title of Marty Stewart’s November show of new works, Ebb & Flow/ High & Low, describes the movement of waters–oceans, estuaries and rivers, while high and low tells of the land—mountains that rise, lowlands and deserts spreading out, and down below, the hidden world of seeds and roots. The show opens open November 2, from 4-8pm at Tumalo Art Co.
“My art ebbs and flows as well,” says Marty, “From Impressionistic landscapes to pure abstracts of color, shape and line, and back again, from soft pastel to acrylic, to mixed media, and back again. Sometimes a struggle, and sometimes a
higher achievement.”

The Wine Shop
55 NW Minnesota Ave.
The Wine Shop’s November exhibit features the work of SageBrushers artists Janet Rawlings, Cheryl Buchanan and Kay Larkin. Cheryl Buchanan is a native Oregonian reflecting her love of Oregon’s beautiful scenery in her paintings. Kay Larkin is a lifelong photographer, whose work explores shadow and optical phenomena. Janet Rawlings, an award-winning member of the Pastel Society of Oregon, is showing pastels in a soft realism style, with a range of
subject matter.

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