Central Oregon Surrounds itself with Art of All Mediums

It’s Personal solo show featuring local artist Jeanie Smith at Art Adventure in Madras, portrait exhibit at Bend Library, Butterflies and Hummingbirds at the High Desert Museum, High Desert Society of the Arts and Fine & Whimsical Art by Linda Shelton at the Redmond Library, Loraine Albertson Photography at Sisters Art Works and Landscapes of Central Oregon at Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery.




Art by Knight 236 NW Newport Ave., 541-633-7488, www.artbyknight.com. Featuring oil paintings by Laurel Knight and bronze sculptures by Steven L. Knight.

Artworks Gallery at Tumalo 19889 Eigth St. in Tumalo, 541-706-9025. Ceramic, fused glass, mosaic, acrylic, oil, watercolor, felting and jewelry.
Bend Library The Friends of the Bend Libraries presents Portraits thru November 4. Included in the exhibit are 24 portraits by 15 painters and photographers representing a wide range of materials and portrait subjects. The exhibit is on the second floor of the Downtown Bend Library. Artwork is for sale through artist contact. Denise Mahoney, 541-389-9846.
Broken Top Clubhouse Artists’ Works in a Series. The 12 members of the High Desert Art League present an exhibit where the artists create multiple works from a single thought or idea.  Interpretations—Works in a Series features many new paintings, photographs and fine prints. Thru October 16.
Artists showing their work at the Broken Top Clubhouse in this exhibit are Pam Jersey Bird, Cindy Briggs, Helen Brown, Pat Clark, Richard Frederick, Cameron Kaseberg, David Kinker, Jacqueline Newbold, Vivian Olsen, Janice Rhodes, Barbara Slater and Joren Traveller.
Christian Heeb Gallery at the Cascade Center of Photography 390 SW Columbia St., Ste 110, 541-241-2266, info@Heebphoto.com, www.ccophoto.com. Explore both the Africa and Buddha Limited Edition Series at the Christian Heeb Gallery. Images include metal and traditional prints. Internationally recognized photographer Christian Heeb has been exhibited in galleries and museums such as the Nikon Photography Gallery in Zurich and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis.
 The Cascade Center of Photography and staff are available for professional advice, editing, studio space, printing, classes, workshops, information and instruction.

furnish 761 NW Arizona Ave. corner of Wall Street, 541-617-8911. Featuring Shelley Hall, Sue Smith and other local artists.

High Desert Museum 59800 South Highway 97, www.highdesertmuseum.org, 541-382-4754. The Bison: American Icon explores the meaning and significance of this iconic creature from the Plains Indian culture of the 1800s through the commercial and national symbol of the present. Wild and fundamental, the bison is a familiar part of our shared heritage. The Bison takes exhibition visitors through multiple thematic paths exploring the “before” and “after” of the bison’s dramatic decline. The exhibit was organized by the C. M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana.
More than 100 species of live, free-flying butterflies and hummingbirds flutter and zip around you as they sip nectar from hundreds of plants at our indoor tropical and native gardens with Butterflies and Hummingbird. Watch a range of butterfly species hatch, metamorphose and fly during the course of the exhibit.

Hot Box Betty 903 NW Wall Street. Original artwork created by the Snake River Correctional Institution inmates featured in the flim Lost & Found. Proceeds from the sale of the art help support the orphans of Otino Waa Children’s Village in Uganda. www.lost-found-film.com.

SageBrushers Art Society 117 SW Roosevelt, 541-617-0900, www.sagebrushersartofbend.com. Gallery open Thursdays/Fridays 10am-2pm. View Rosalyn Kliot’s mixed media collages, hooked rugs and wall hangings thru September. Rosalyn uses a variety of technical processes in her art in order to achieve a layered effect, creating mystery and depth.

Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond Street Bend, 541-312-2001. October Art Exhibition Features Randy Groden, Sr. who began drawing and painting as a young child. Like many artists throughout history, Groden began his career with extensive reading and studying the art of the great Masters. Some who most inspire Groden are Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, Lautrec, Homer, and Wyeth. Groden’s current works reflect the last decade he spent on the tropical Island of Maui Hawaii. His range of work includes murals, landscapes, figures, ballet dancers, and portrait commissions. Groden has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and throughout the world. He has artwork in private collections including England, Japan, Germany, Portugal and the United States. Groden has had the opportunity to paint many important people, including such names as President Bill Clinton, Chelsea and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jim Carrey, Ivana Trump, and Claudia Schiffer.  

La Pine

La Pine Public Library www.dpls.lib.or.us, 16425 First St., La Pine, Constance, 541-312-1090. Thru January 18 2013, wildlife photographer Tom Lawler who specializes in bird photos.

Madras / Warm Springs

Art Adventure Gallery 185 SE Fifth St. 541- 475-7701, www.artadventuregallery.com. It’s Personal solo show featuring local artist Jeanie Smith thru October.  Opening reception October 5 from 5:30-7pm including refreshments and music provided by John Curnutt.  Smith will talk about her new work and answer questions.

The Museum at Warm Springs 541-553-3331 www.museumatwarmsprings.org. 19th Annual Tribal Member Art Exhibit October 11,  – January 6, Feel The Spirit, features a variety of Traditional and Contemporary Art. Traditional Art may include bead work, moccasins, basketry, carvings and horse regalia. Contemporary expressions have included  mosaic furniture, ceramics, paintings, photography and jewelry. Opening Reception, October 11 from 5:30-7pm.


Alpha Omega Gallery 230 N. Main Street, 541-591-8013.  Debra Riggins, alphaomegagalleryof_art@yahoo.com.


Ambiance Co-op Gallery 435 SW Evergreen, Redmond, 541-548-8115, ambianceartonline.com. Free Trick-or-Treat candy for kids all day and party on Halloween night. Artwork donated by Co-op artists will be auctioned off by Auctioneer Dennis Turmond to benefit the Redmond Humane Society. The party will include an adult costume contest, live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Britz Beads 249 NW Sixth St., 541-548-4649, Sandi’s bead jewelry and ongoing display of Gilbert Shepherd’s large format acrylic paintings.

Judi’ Art Gallery 336 NE Hemlock, Ste 13, 360-325-6230, judi@judisartgallery.com. Featuring works by Judi Meusborn Williamson.

High Desert Society of the Arts in Redmond Library 827 SW Deschutes Ave. Shandel Gamer, 541-526-5073 or sgamer1955@gmail.com or Linda Barker at lindab@dpls.us. The Friends of the Library Art Committee, Redmond Branch present an exhibition of fine art by members of the High Desert Society of the Arts. Thru November 6.
The High Desert Society of the Arts was founded in 2004. It is a non-profit art organization with goal to promote diverse forms of art, handcrafts and culture in Central Oregon.
Artwork will be for sale with a 20 percent contribution going to support the Friends of the Library, Redmond Branch which sponsors the Art Committee and art exhibits at the Library.

Redmond Library 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Shandel Gamer, 541-526-5073. Fine and Whimsical Art, an exhibition by Linda Shelton. Thru November.
Since growing up on a ranch in South Central Washington, Shelton has been intrigued with how to transfer images, whether real or imaginary, from the mind’s eye to paper. After earning a bachelor of arts degree from Central Washington State College, she joined United Airlines as a flight attendant (a dream come true). During her 30 year airline adventure, she experimented in different art media, joyfully discovering what each amazing world offered. Shelton’s entry into the art world in Oregon won her the Best of Show award at the 2008 Deschutes County Fair. Most recently, she was awarded Best of Show at the Redmond Municipal Airport Juried Art Show in May 2012.


Buffalo Horn Gallery 167 West Sister Park Dr., 541-549-9378, Featuring the work of Ted Lettkeman, metal sculpter, Alix, mixed media portraiture of Native Americans, and Gary Lynn-Roberts, western oil painter.

Canyon Creek Pottery 310 North Cedar St., 541-390-2449, www.canyoncreelpotteryllc.com. Ongoing exhibit, fine handmade pottery by Kenneth G. Merrill made in Sisters.

Clearwater Art Gallery 303 West Hood, www.theclearwatergallery.com or 541-549-4994.  Hosting Kathy Deggendorfer’s Batik Hills show, featuring over 15 new original watercolors.

Desert Charm 161 S Elm Street, Sisters, 541-549-8479. Ongoing exhibits by Central Oregon artists. Featuring Nancy Bushaw, Deborah Dallinga, Tamari Gress and Margaret Meritt, pottery by Laurie Johansson and fiber arts by Jeannette Bobst, Tami Meritt and Cathy Paxton.

Don Terra Artworks 222 W Hood Ave., 541-549-1299, www.donterra.com. Teri Applegarth, Dayne & Don Patheal, owners of Don Terra, exhibit their work.

Ghiglieri Gallery 200 West Cascade, 541-549-8683. New masterpieces and treasured favorites in bronze, oils on canvas, giclee’s and prints. Western and wildlife inspired along with African, historical and biblical themes. 

The Jewel 221 West Cascade Ave., 541-549-9388. Ongoing exhibit, Jewelry by Mary Jo Weiss.

Jill’s Wild (tasteful!) Women Showrooom 601 Larch St. Ste B, 541-617-6078. Artwork, cards, giftware and  ceramics. 

Kate Aspen Studios 161 E Cascade Ave, 541-549-6950. Ongoing exhibit, beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and art.

Sisters Art Works Entry Gallery 204 W. Adams, 541-420 9695, www.sistersartworks.com. Loraine Albertson Photography, Humble Healing thru November 30. Albertson grew up in San Francisco in the 60s and marriage brought her to Central Oregon in 1985. She grew up in the world of art as her father was a recognized painter, author and director of the National Center for Arts & Religion. An artist in her own right, Albertson weaves those early influences into her own work as well. She is a painter, textile artist and has worked as a curator, professional costumer and space planner.
Albertson is a designer for museums and corporations and has spent many years developing visual prototypes and design plans for major national retailers.
More recently she has been devoting her skills to private label designs. Her latest photographs are contained in a show titled Humble Healing, which she says, “explores the dualities of strength and impermanence.” The photographs are mediations on healing and grace; as part of the artist’s spiritual journey of living with cancer. She draws inspiration from the stories that are held within old rusty things.
Her subjects, often seen through a macro lens, are pieces of our modern history that most of us just walk past. “I’m captivated by the lives of old things – those things once useful and honored, now orphans of time, that have been discarded, ravaged by the elements and deemed useless. These things have whole worlds of stories to tell, and to me they transcend age and time in wisdom, beauty and strength.”
Her message is personal. Her message is human. She captures images full of texture and subtle color, inviting each viewer to look again with new eyes at the wonder and metaphor in the world of astoundingly beautiful common things, and perhaps see something of ourselves there too.

Sisters Gallery & Frame 252 West Hood Ave., 541-549-9552, www.garyalbertson.com. Ongoing exhibit, landscape photos by Gary Albertson, watercolor and scratchboard by Ashley Dean.

Sisters Library 110 N. Cedar, 541-382-1209. Large oil landscapes by Margery Guthrie will grace the walls of the Community Room during October. Prints and paintings by Paul Alan Bennett will be displayed in the computer room.


Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Paper Station building, 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274. www.artistsgallerysunriver.com. Featured artists are Gene Thomas (stain glass art), Charles Chamberlain (acrylic paintings), Patrick T. Windsor (photography) and Susan Harkness-Williams (contemporary designs).
Join the artists for their Second Saturday Reception October 13 from 4-7pm. Hospitality includes light appetizers and beverages to enjoy while shopping for art.  

Sunriver Area Public Library 56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080. The Friends of the Sunriver Area Library present a special exhibit of art, featuring works by local artists – residents and property owners within the 97707 zip code area.  

Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents Landscapes of Central Oregon by Leslie Cain, pastel; Ann Ruttan, oil; and Gary Vincent, acrylic. Thru November 12.
Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes gallery exhibitions for Sunriver Resort and provides additional information at 541-382-9398.

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