First Friday ArtWalk April 3

Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Suite1, 541-633-7590,
Featuring photographer Bill Brant who says, “I have been professionally creating fine art photography since 2002. My subject matter varies widely from capturing images of the art, architecture, culture and everyday life in Europe, Africa and the western and southwestern U.S. to the “inner life of plants and flowers” via macro photography. Using digital imagery, in some instances I am able to transform a photograph into something that appears more as a painting.”

Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin Ave.
Exhibition of photography for the Family Resource Center annual auction. Some 15 donated photographs by noted local photographs will hang in the atrium at Franklin Crossing April 2 thru the annual live auction April 23 from 5:30–8:30pm. Participating photographers include Brad Bailey, Bruce Jackson, Buddy Mays, Dave Kamperman, Dorothy Freudenberg, George Lepp, Hadley McCann, Larry Goodman, Loren Irving, Ric Ergenbright, Ric Samco, Richard Frederick, Robert Agli and Roger Ager. The program works with parents regarding their children’s academic and life success. Info: Kim Pitts, 541-389-5468 or www. Noi Thai serves wine and Thai appetizers at First Friday with Tom Freedman, bass, Georges Bouhey, drums and Dave Calvert, piano, presenting jazz. Billye Turner, 503-780-2828 or, organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing.

Arts Central & the Art Station
313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., 541-617-1317
Family First Friday with the theme Painting – 10am-12pm and 4-6pm. Kick off First Friday with a family-friendly activity at the Art Station! Kids and adults can get creative with a self-guided art activity with one of our instructors. Special morning sessions from 10am-12pm are perfect for homeschoolers. Evening sessions from 4-6pm offer art making in one studio, and adult refreshments in the other! Adults, please accompany youth under 18 at all times.

Atelier 6000
389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Ste. 120, 541-330-8759,
A6 opens Myths & Legends, an exhibit of artist books. Opening reception includes a celebration of Cascade A&E’s 20th anniversary. A6 will also announce the juror’s Best of Show award from the exhibit. The winner will receive a four-week artist residency at Playa at Summer Lake.
Artist books use the traditional book form as a departure point. Usually one-of-a-kind creations, artist books may use hand writing, calligraphy or letterpress, and typically include art elements such as paintings, photographs, collage, drawing or prints. Artist books are often rendered in sculptural forms and encourage a different style of interaction from the viewer.

This international exhibit includes book artists from across the United States as well as India, United Arab Emirates and Canada. Artists were challenged to create a book on the theme of myths or legends (real or imagined). Juried by Laura Russell of 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, the resulting exhibit runs the gamut from Native American stories out of Novia Scotia to an examination of the Indian goddess of the apocalypse, Kali.
A6 welcomes Salem, Oregon book artist Ann Kresge for an art talk on artist books Friday, April 10 at 6pm. Kresge will show examples of her work and present a slideshow from the National Museum of Women’s landmark show, Book As Art.

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

Cascade | Sotheby’s
821 NW Wall St. 541-549-4653,
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to welcome back artist Cameron Kaseberg to First Friday. His 2014 showcase was a huge success and we look forward to featuring his art again this year to the same acclaim.

CENTURY 21 Lifestyles
550 NW Franklin Ave., Ste. 188, 541-382-3333,
Drinks, appetizers, music and amazing art. Break the Static will be performing their sexy fusion of punk, pop and rock.
Visions of Hope Art Program benefits the Otino Waa Childrens Orphanage in Uganda with art from prisoners of the correctional facility of Oregon.
Please join us and support this worthy cause. Also thru April SageBrushers artists Michelle Oberg, Peggy Ogburn, Leigh Ann Boy and Marsha Hersey.

City Walls at City Hall
710 NW Wall St.
Juried exhibit of members of the Young Women’s Artist Group of Bend, titled New Nature, a unique twist on contemporary art and nature. Features work in painting, woodcarving, photography and mixed media digital art from 11 members of the group including Lisa Marie Sipe, Maria Fernanda Bay, MaryLea Harris, Lea Croft, Taylor Rose, Alicia Severson, Alisha Vernon, Chloe Raymond, Marisabel Jolie, Jenni Kowal and Carolyn Stokes. Thru June. Lisa Marie Sipe,, 480-326-2109.

115 NW Minnesota Ave., 512-289-1284
Mexican folk art, Latin American textiles and David Marsh furniture.

Cowgirl Cash
924 NW Brooks Street
Thru April SageBrushers artists Hazel Reeves, Lee August, Shandel Garner, Janet Rawlings and Laura Jo Sherman.
Showing April 3-17.

Desperado Boutique
Old Mill District, 330 SW Powerhouse Dr., 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.

The Feather’s Edge Finery
113 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-306-3162,
Many new artists to share with you all. Hope to see you for First Friday.

Hot Box Betty
903 NW Wall St # 100, (541) 383-0050,
Featuring Lisa Marie Sipe’s sculptural encaustic (wax) paintings inspired by wildfire, the forest and flowers. Sipe is a local fine artist who has exhibited her work at galleries and museums nationwide. Her studio is located in The Workhouse in the Old Ironworks Arts District.

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., Suite 5, 541-388-0155,
Tucked between Thump Coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy is Central Oregon’s only national/international award-winning jewelry designer, specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and always very wearable. Bandy is also an abstract acrylic painter whose work is described as colorful and textural contemporary fine art. When there is an actual subject, horses and wild animals are often depicted. Open Tues., Wed., Thurs., 11:30am-5pm and by appointment, and First Fridays 5-9pm.

Lone Pine Coffee Roasters
845 Tin Pan Alley,
Bird Nests of Oregon, a collection of drawings by Gena Goodman-Campbell depicting life-sized bird nests thru April. A unique mixture of nature study and fine art, each of these intricately detailed drawings feature the nest of a specific species of bird and are based on research into where the bird builds its nest, what types of materials it uses, and even the exact size and color of its eggs. Through nine vividly imagined drawings, Bird Nests of Oregon provides an intimate glimpse into the most enigmatic time in the lives of birds.

“Many of us are fascinated by birds, and most especially by the nests they build, which are both beautiful and perfectly utilitarian. I hope that my drawings will instill in the viewer a greater appreciation and respect for the many species of birds that we share a home with here in Oregon,” said Gena Goodman-Campbell, an artist and conservationist based in Bend. or

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. Working studio/gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday.

Mary Medrano Gallery
25 NW Minnesota, Ste. 12, 408-250-2732,
Mary Medrano shows her newest figurative works and dog paintings. Her work has been shown in the U.S. and Italy with several solo shows in California including John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis and Gallery Blu in Santa Clara, Ameriprise Financial in San José, Bank of America in Sunnyvale and Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest.

Mockingbird Gallery
869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107,
Exhibition of New Works by Richard Boyer who will be in attendance. Enjoy a sip of wine and listen to the jazz stylings of Rich Hurdle and Friends.
A realist painter with an edge, Boyer’s technique draws from a much loved traditional approach to oil painting. His landscapes and street scenes are enhanced by rich, textural brushstrokes infused with beautiful color and light. Richard divides his time between Utah and Sweden, the native home of his wife, Karin. His subjects range from studies of human figures involved in their daily lives to busy European scenes of harbors, cafes and quaint villages; from the quiet waterways of Amsterdam, to the rolling hills of Provence, and from the jagged peaks of the Rocky Moutains to the deserts of the American West.

North Soles Footwear
800 NW Wall St., 541-312-8566
Visions of Hope paintings by inmates at the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Oregon and Werner Creek Correctional Facility in Lakeview, Oregon. Proceeds will go to Otino Waa Children’s Village in Uganda, Africa. “Oregon Inmates discover new purpose in life while the Otino Waa kids discover hope.”

Art at the Oxford
Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436
Paintings by Susan Busik of Bend thru April 25. Influenced in her love of art by parents who owned an art gallery, she studied weaving in the 70s. The artist’s imagery shifted in her 40s when she sought to learn of her ancestry. Adopted as child, Busik knew nothing of her heritage but learned of her Mexican ancestry. Her desire to connect with her roots strongly influenced her current paintings that reflect the “magical reality” of noted Hispanic authors such as Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Her art of over-scale, brightly colored dahlias, poppies, birds and other subjects features the traditional, intricate designs and patterns of Mexico, her version of “my Grandmother’s art.”
Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for the Oxford Hotel 503-780-2828 or

Paul Scott Gallery
869 NW Wall St., Ste. 104, 541-330-6000,
New works by Oregon artists Valerie Winterholler and Mytchell Mead. Winterholler works in acrylic on panel. She is inspired by the balance and symmetry of nature, using line and color as a way of conveying her love of things that are untouched by the constraints of society. Mead’s art celebrates Oregon’s history, rugged strength and connection with Nature by incorporating reclaimed wood, steel and solid design into unique, character-rich pieces.

Piacentini Book Arts Studio & Gallery
2146 NE Fourth Ave., Ste. 140, 541-633-7055,
Bend artist, Ron Schultz, exhibits new and recent paintings and assemblages influenced by the book. He continues an exploratory series on time and its influence on people and objects. Schultz combines encaustic painting techniques with various materials—industrial stains, varnishes, pigments, copper and metal patina methods and incorporates the collage of handmade and exotic papers and natural fibers that give his work a physical and textural quality. Schultz, through an affiliation with Atelier 6000 has recently collaborated as an illustrator, creating engraved prints for a limited edition fine press book called, Via Lactea. He has had a career in the commercial book trade and is an avid book collector. Piacentini 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. Open First Friday, 3-6:30pm. 11:30am-3:30pm Mon., Tues., Sat. and by appointment.

926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527
Quilts from the Deschutes County Library’s 2015 Novel Idea selection A Tale for the Time Being thru April 29.

Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176,
Red Chair Gallery has invited area high school art students to be juried into the gallery and sell their art work as featured artists for April.  This is
the fourth year the gallery has worked with the high schools, hence the title of the exhibit Emerging Artists.

Sage Custom Framing and Gallery
834 NW Brooks Street, 541-382-5884,
Featured artist Denise Rich – An Artist’s Voice – mixed media. There are many forms of communication and creative expression, language, writing, music, dance, art and more. An introvert by nature, artist Rich feels comfortable talking through her art. “It’s not just a painting, but your feelings and emotions that you’re projecting to the world, opening up in a way that’s sometimes difficult with words. I can’t not paint. It’s something I’m compelled to do.” Rich’s paintings usually center around little bits and pieces from nature. Drawn to earthy subjects such as weathered wood, plants, rocks and birds, her works are often intimate studies of small worlds that many might overlook. As one of the founding members of the Plein Air Painters of Oregon, plein air painting is a favorite pastime for the artist. “Painting on location is an enjoyable challenge. Maybe someday I’ll get it right, but in the mean time I’m having fun trying.” Currently working with acrylics for quick outdoor work, most of her studio painting is done in watercolors, sometimes taking several days to complete. As the owner of Sage Custom Framing and Gallery in downtown Bend, Rich’s artist background is valuable in her business.
An eye for color, design, composition and attention to detail can all be applied to her work in frame design and assembly.

Synergy Health & Wellness
244 NE Franklin Ave, 541-323-3488,
MaryLea Harris paintings, and other visual art compositions, depict the silhouettes of trees caught in their transition between fall and winter.

The Jewel in Bend
Tres Jolie De Bend, 933 NW Wall St., 541-549-9388
Industrial-edged glass cubicles house an eclectic blend of fine jewelry, dramatic quartz geodes and museum-caliber fossil specimens, all enclosed and stacked like icy walls.

Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond St., Bend, Carrissa Glenn, 503-803-4024
Photographer Lexy Potts exhibits. An Alaskan baby, Bend outsider and soon to be a clueless Australian, 14-year-old Potts’ photographs explode with creativity; with stories untold and images that make a statement in her exhibition entitled “Odd and Peculiar.”
“I believe there is nothing too odd, and never too peculiar. These stories and visions are the things that comfort my imagination. Whether it is having my grandmother smoke a birthday candle, have my father pour coffee on his head, or have a stranger read a comic book as it is lit on fire. Welcome to my life, odd and peculiar.”

Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District; 541-385-9144,
New works by acclaimed fine art photographer Bruce Jackson will be featured thru April. Sierra Club Grand Prize winner Jackson defines his photographic process as moving meditation. “I’m patiently seeking that moment in nature when
all the elements come together to offer divine beauty in its most expressive form, creation at its peak of vibrant expression. Observing nature in silence is the cornerstone of this process.”
He will be releasing classic large format color landscape editions, and for the first time, offer several digitally captured images.

Velvet Lounge
805 NW Wall St., 541-728-0303,,
Featuring Jordan Barendse whose current art process started completely as an experiment in reconstructing and repurposing work that he had created. “This current body of work focuses on the relationship of form and color and how those elements interact with one another inside a single and multiple shapes. This series of work does not define me, but rather reflects a stage in my growth as a visual artist. I am always learning and exploring new concepts and media. I look forward to what the future holds.”

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