December 6 First Friday ArtWalk

Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1, 541-633-7590,
Featuring local artists.


Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin Ave.
Celebrates 5–8pm with Beyond the Demos: Oregon Artists Who Teach, Oregon Art Education Association 8th Annual Exhibition. Bill Hoppe, professor of drawing at COCC juried the exhibition which includes some 20 artist educators teaching at the elementary through college levels. Hoppe was asked by the OAEA Board to jury the exhibition which features over 50 works including painting, collage, watercolor, drawing and ceramics. Work by two Bend art educators Paula Bullwinkel and Moe Anderson appears in the show. The intent of the exhibition series is to encourage art educators to pursue their studio work by providing exhibition opportunities for them. Participants report that the submission deadlines and exhibitions ignite activity and revive passion for their personal artwork. Some note inspiration to participate in other juried exhibitions and successfully seeking gallery representation.
Noi Thai serves wine and appetizers and the Tommy Leroy Trio performs jazz sounds at the First Friday event. Billye Turner, art consultant, 541-382-9398, organizes Franklin Crossing exhibitions.


Atelier 6000
389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Ste. 120, 541-330-8759,
Darkness Into Light explores the mythology, ritual and astronomy associated with the winter solstice. The winter solstice traditionally marks the transition from the cold, dark days of winter to the return of the sun’s light and warmth. Presented artists’ original hand-pulled prints are created primarily as black and white images, incorporating subtle/muted (or no) use of color capturing the transition of winter’s darkness to spring’s sunlight. Artists explored many astronomical and cultural rituals associated with the solstice including renewal, hope and growth. Through figurative and abstract representations, regional artists converse on a universal theme embracing the darkness and light to come. Featured artists include Patricia Clark, Robyn Chochran-Ragland, Nancy Dasen, Margaret Doty, Kris Elkin, Dawn Emerson, Patricia Freeman-Martin, Jean Harkin, Barbara Hudin, Kim Kimerling, Adell Shetterly, Su Skjersaa Lukinbeal, Bonnie Weisenborn, Julie Winter and Nancie Zivetz-Gertler.


Azillion Beads
910 Harriman St., Ste. 100, 541-617-8854.
Featuring Azillion Bead’s jewelry artists.


Bluebird Coffee Company
On Bond in Franklin Crossing Building (corner of Franklin & Bond), 541-330-2100.
Evening of live music by the incredibly talented local musician, Kylan Johnson, to compliment a collection of framed psychedelic poster art from the 1960s announcing concerts by bands such as Pink Floyd, Quicksilver, Grateful Dead, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Yardbirds, Procol Harem and other great bands.


Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
821 NW Wall St.
Please join us for Friday Art Walk where we kick off our Holiday Giving with the Art of Giving.


Crow’s Feet Commons
875 NW Brooks St., 541-728-0066,
Celebrate with Rural Demons and Blackflowers Blacksun.


Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe
135 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, 541-749-2010.
Annual Holiday Bazaar/Party. Fabulous Finds, Willowberry boutique and other local vendors and artisans selling unique gifts, fashion accessories, home décor, jewelry, art. Rare Boots playing from 6:30pm onwards plus mulled wine, hot apple cider, beer and wine for sale in addition to some wonderful festive treats.


330 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District. 541-749-9980.
Featuring Bend artist Barbara Slater who is inspired by the “out west” way of life and cowboy culture with a touch of city glitz. Painting oils with energy and spirit, this artist’s pigmentation is rich and succulent, while her brushwork is bold and responsive. Barbara continues her studies with different genres, painting still-lifes, florals, landscapes and animals. Animals are her present focus with images of vibrant roosters, horses, cows and other barnyard residents. Painting these rural inhabitants with love and respect, Barbara gives each animal an attitude and personality. Slater is a member of Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, American Women Artists (AWA) and The High Desert Art League.


Feather’s Edge Finery
113 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-306-3162,
McKenzie Mendel is a jewelry artist, based in Bend. Simple lines and contrasting colors make her work unique and exciting. McKenzie specializes in keum boo, a traditional Korean method of layering high karat gold on to silver. Every piece is inspired by nature, family and friends.


Jeffrey Murray Photography
118 NW Minnesota Ave. 925-389-0610,
Landscape photography by Jeffrey Murray from local and national locations.


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,
Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy is not easy to find, but well worth the effort. Karen is Central Oregon’s only national/international award-winning jewelry designer and has been specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and always very wearable. Karen Bandy is also an abstract acrylic painter whose work can best be described as colorful and textural contemporary fine art. When there is an actual subject, horses and wild animals are often depicted. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30-5pm and by appointment, and First Fridays 5-9pm.


Legum Design
922 NW Bond Street, 541-306-6073,
Featuring Casey Gardner’s acrylic paintings. Gardner lives on a horse ranch in Sisters and will be displaying art inspired by not only the ranch she lives on, but also the Sisters community. She currently displays her acrylic paintings at The Porch restaurant in Sisters. She also frames all her original art work in vintage barn wood. Ten percent of all her sales goes to Sisters School District’s art department. You can also check her paintings out on Facebook under Casey Gardner’s Acrylic Paintings.


LuLu’s Boutique
150 Minnesota Ave., Bend.
While shopping a LuLu’s peruse local artists Su Skjersaa Lukinbeal and Linda Lee Miller’s Small Art Show. They are painting this month’s art to fit your holiday budget. Look for winter scenes, delightful four legged friends, hand painted framed cards and more. Su Skjersaa, 541-317-8887.

Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Old Mill District, second story loft, 541-330-0840,
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. The working studio and gallery is open Tuesday thru Saturday.


Mary Medrano Gallery
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 12 (above Thump Coffee), 408-250-2732,
Mary Medrano is a full-time artist living and working in Bend with a studio downtown overlooking Tin Pan Alley. She makes pet portraits and expressive animal paintings.


Mockingbird Gallery
869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107,
Featuring two exceptional landscape oil painters: Troy Collins and Bart Walker in an exhibition titled Four Seasons. Each painter paints in distinctively different styles, yet both capture the beauty and spirit of the Northwest landscapes. Meet the artists, enjoy a glass of wine and listen to the sounds of Rich Hurdle and Friends. Former Bend artist Collins is a native of Montana who now resides in Hamilton in the middle of the Bitterroot Mountains. “I enjoyed a real Montana childhood, living and playing in high-mountain valleys and wild rivers around the state.” Walker spent his formative years on skis in the backcountry in winter and summers mountain biking or fly fishing in the wilderness. Now Bart is outdoors painting the allure of the wild land. His radiant plein air paintings are reminiscent of early California impressionist landscapes, alive with deft brushwork and soft nuances of light.


North Soles
800 NW Wall St., 541-312-8566.
Artist Sheila Dunn exhibits thru December; displaying paintings that explore the way energy translates into shape, pattern, texture and color to create a communion of form.


Art at the Oxford, The Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota.
Celebrates First Friday with Ann Bullwinkel’s fine art prints thru December. Bullwinkel’s colorful fine art prints on canvas, taken from original oils, depict the many moods of Central Oregon’s water. The artist notes water’s strong influence as our bodies are approximately 75 percent water with life bound to it. Bullwinkel moved to Bend in ’02 after many successful years in the San Francisco Bay area with her paintings collected by Adobe Systems, McGraw Hill, Kaiser, PG&E and others. In Central Oregon, she traveled photographing the Deschutes, Benham Falls, area creeks and other waterways. Billye Turner, art consultant, curates the Oxford displays as well as First Friday exhibitions at Franklin Crossing. Contact her for more info at 503-780-2828 (cell) or

Patagonia @ Bend
1000 NW Wall St., Ste. 101, 541-382-6694,
Celebrate Patagonia’s 40th anniversary with a photo competition, Old School is the Best School. Submit vintage photos depicting Patagonia outerwear; winners will be chosen on the December 6 ArtWalk. See contest description and guidelines at Mike Putnam will display his photography.


Paul Scott Gallery
869 NW Wall St., Ste. 104, 541-330-6000,
Paul Scott Gallery spotlights our Russian artists. With Gallery Russia, our sister gallery in Scottsdale, we have been able bring an exclusive selection of Russian works to Paul Scott Gallery. Select works by Artem Tolstukhin, Daniil Volkov, Victoria Kalaichi to name a few. We have more than 20 years of experience specializing in Russian art.


Peapod Glass Gallery
164 NW Greenwood Ave., 541-771-9443.
Featuring local acrylic painter Jennifer Cohoon, and presenting local classical guitarist Jeffery Pinely. Stop in for snacks and drinks and check out all our local glass art too.


1000 Wall St., Ste. 250.
This will be our first show in over a year and we are excited to share some incredible work by some amazing artists. This will also give us the chance to answer questions and share some of the exciting things happening with the PoetHouse in the future. Featuring art by Kaycee Anseth, Sarah McMurray, Jo Lundberg, Katie Scott, Shelly Futch Anderson, Jesse Roberts, Lori LaBissoniere, MoWo, Meagan McGuinness, Mist Alexander, S. X. Anderson, Gena Goodman-Campbell, Gene Hubbard and more…Music by Isles and sharing some fantastelicious libations created by some of Central Oregon’s finest architects of liquid potations.


926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527.
Reception will be December 6, from 5 to 7pm. A variety of quilt groups will be displaying challenges; novel quilts, color and theme challenges.


Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176,
Red Chair donating to Bethlehem Inn. A Few of my Favorite Things featuring all 28 of the gallery members and the four partner/artists. Open to each individual artist’s personal interpretation, the exhibit celebrates the holiday season. Red Chair Gallery has been open for over three years and every Christmas they have celebrated the season by contributing 10 percent of all sales to The Bethlehem Inn, a local agency assisting those experiencing homelessness.The artists at Red Chair Gallery feel fortunate to have been so welcomed in the Bend community and appreciates everyone who supports local artists. By shopping at Red Chair Gallery you will be able to enjoy a piece of art or give a unique gift while at the same time making an easy and worthwhile contribution to those needing an extra hand during this season.


Sage Custom Framing
834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884,
Featuring the multi-media works of Ron Raasch, an active and founding member of Plein Air Painters of Oregon, a signature member of ISAP and award winning member of several other artist’s organizations. At home in his Powell Butte studio or traveling to different parts of the U.S., Ron is always busy creating his masterpieces. His diverse style, subject matter, bold colors and use of many mediums makes his art unique and enjoyable for everyone.

1001 Wall St., 541-322-8792,
Featuring Joseph Christensen of JC Lapidary. Oregon artist handcrafting beautiful jewelry featuring many stones from the Northwest.


The Silver Otter
706 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 100, Bend. 541-241-7818.
Exhibiting a collection of locally made art and handmade crafts from all over the world.


Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001.
Features the woodwork of Ian Herdell and Laura Childers, a husband and wife team who create environmentally sustainable art and furniture. Herdell and Childers woodwork art pieces are a celebration of organic forms and natural beauty that complement the rustic modern home. Handpicked, the woods used are typically local woods that are sustainably harvested or reclaimed. Herdell and Childrers also exhibit at Red Chair Gallery, Feather’s Edge and the Workhouse.


Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 407, 541-385-9144,
Winter Salon, a collection of small art and original fine art ornaments, made with love by your favorite artists. For the past eight years Tumalo Art Co. artists have created hand-made ornaments and small art work in their signature styles. It is now a much anticipated holiday tradition.


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