Bernard Gateau

Exhibits July 2015

50 Scott Street
Sparrow Bakery, Stuarts of Bend, The Workhouse, CinderconeClayCenter, The Cube and Cement Elegance. Special Last Saturday July 25, 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 Library
601 NW Wall St., 541-617-7050,
My Oregon thru August 31 paintings and photographs inspired by our state.
Contact Denise at 541-350-8039.

Bend Senior Center
1600 SE Reed Market Road, 541-388-1133
Some great works by SageBrushers artists.

Blue Spruce Pottery
20591 Dorchester E, 541-382-0197
Blue Spruce Pottery features a large selection of hand thrown stoneware – including mugs, bowls, serving and baking dishes. They also create beautiful Raku fired lamps, vases and decorative wall art. Call for an appointment.

Circle of Friends Art & Academy
19889 Eighth St., 541-706-9025
Featuring art by Debbie Parrish (pottery)Valerie T. Smith (acrylic and colored pencil) Lois Wilson (fused glass art and dichroic jewelry) thru July 31.

Des Chutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave, 541-389-1813
Celebrate the heritage of Deschutes County, engaging in historic preservation.

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,
Thru July 26. Growing Up Western depicts how children worked—and played—in the High Desert.
July 5 exhibit opening Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science

Lumin Studio in Tumalo
19855 Fourth Street, Ste. 103,
Featuring Nicole Samples work-up in the studio as well as working artists Maeve Grogan and McKenzie Mendel.
Piacentini Book Arts Studio & Gallery
2146 NE Fourth Ave., Ste. 140,
Exhibiting one-of-a-kind artist books by Linda Piacentini-Yaple. Piacentini Book Arts Studio and Gallery is a one-of-a-kind bookmaking studio seeking to advance the emerging art of the book in Central Oregon through exhibits, small workshops and private lessons. Summer hours 1-4pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and by appointment.

Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery
2075 NE Wyatt Court
Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950
Partners in Care Employee show.

Pronghorn Resort
Bernard Gateau’s unique photography
thru September 7 at the Pronghorn Clubhouse, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend.
Growing up in the French Alps brought Gateau his first contact with interesting faces. Using his grandmother’s folding Kodak 120 film camera, he memorialized the fast-vanishing village life of his surroundings: farmers, shepherds, peddlers, even itinerant distillers of fruit alcohols.
After moving to the U.S. and abandoning a successful career with IBM, he took to the road on a round-the-world drive during which he discovered not only skill in fixing cars, but a talent for capturing the essence of rural peoples in portraiture.
Presently, whether on the roads of Ethiopia or Tibet, China or Tajikistan, Gateau continues to be captivated by faces. Shooting with Leica and Nikon cameras, the artist captures these encounters in portraits of power and empathy, each telling a personal story.
The viewer experiences the artist’s photographic talent in images such as the toddler in Hampi, India who as a “village bridesmaid sees her future as she watches her sister’s wedding.” Gateau took the photo on a 3,500 miles drive from Kochin to Mussoorie.
Another depicts “the late afternoon sun warming a village elder, Kesroli, India.” Emotions arise with the photo of a man “heading home from the market, a Tibetan man has seen life before the Chinese take-over of Lhasa.” Gateau broadens our awareness of the global community while sharing its arresting beauty. Central Oregon is fortunate to add his skill to their cadre of photographic talent.
Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Pronghorn Resort and provides additional information at 503-780-2828 or
Rodes-Smithey Studio
19007 Innes Market Rd.
Showing mixed media, paintings, metalwork and sculpture from Randy and Holly Smithey Cienfuego by Lee August.

St. Charles Medical Center – Bend
2500 NE Neff Rd., 541-382-4321,
Local artists fill galleries from all around Bend including Sherri Bashore, Shari Crandall & Cheryl Buchanan. New display in the waiting room cabinet, Susan Harkness-Williams and her very fun and beautiful gourd art with masks on second floor.

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