First Friday ArtWalk August 1


Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave, Ste. 1, 541-610-7277,
Exhibit by Denise Pinkerton who has been creating works of art in metal for customers all over the country. “I have patterns that I use for some projects, but I also do completely custom jobs that are limited only by our imagination. I create metal wall art for your home decor, garden art such as garden stakes and markers, bed headboards, signs, holiday decorations, iron gates, awards, memorials and virtually anything you can dream of, in a beautiful and unique metal art form.” Featuring Red Tank Cider crisp, local hand-crafted cider. Born from years of industry experience, Red Tank Cider creates real NW cider. . Music by the band, Tone Red (bluesy, soulful trio) edges towards electric blues, soul, country and old time time, backwoods roots.


Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin Ave.
Works by Janice Druian and Tracy Leagjeld. Druian, Bend artist, presents oil landscapes reflecting the beauty of the Central Oregon. She lives overlooking the Deschutes canyon with an encompassing vista of the Cascades and the Ochoco Mountains, witnessing daily the rich high desert light. Her current body of work focuses on this light that encompasses the entire color spectrum. Her art appeared at the 8th Annual (2014) Plein Air Invitational in Borrego Springs, and at the invitational Cowgirl Up: the Other Half of the West at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona, with images featured in the exhibit’s full-color catalogue.
Leagjeld notes that her art seeks to communicate her love and reverence for nature. She creates layered, subtly textured landscapes as monotypes. A form of printmaking, the artist paints an image onto a non-porous surface, such as Plexiglas, and then transfers it to a piece of paper by applying pressure. A native of Bend, the artist now resides and works in Portland. Leagjeld, living in Bend until recently, helped to found and manage the Tumalo Art Company with co-founder Susan Luckey Higdon. Jazz music provided by Freedman, Bialostosky and Williams. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing and provides additional information at 503-780-2828.            


Atelier 6000
389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Ste. 120, 541-330-8759,
Embedded: Prints in Encaustic, a juried collection of encaustic work by members of the Portland chapter of International Encaustic Artists. Encaustic—also known as hot wax painting—is an ancient painting technique dating to the First Century A.D. Traditionally, encaustic artists heat beeswax and add paints or pigments, and apply the heated mixture to a wood surface. Encaustic has enjoyed a resurgence in the last two decades. For the Embedded exhibit, contemporary artists applied layers of wax over drawings, original prints and hand-made papers.


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

Bend Premier Real Estate
550 NW Franklin Ave., Ste. 108, Bend. 541-323-2779,
Featuring artist Randy Smithey, whose varied works include abstract paintings, painted sculptures and metal work. Smithey explores shape and color to communicate the whole range of human feeling. Each piece in its own time and place finds a way to perfect expression.


Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
821 NW Wall, 541-383-7600 ext. 211,
Featuring artist Mary Stewart, hosted by Pronghorn. Stewart earned a bachelors of fine arts in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1970. A Central Oregonian since 1998, she concentrates on working with pastels and acrylics en plein air and abstrationism.


CENTURY 21 Lifestyles Realty
550 NW Franklin Ave., Suite 188,
Great food, drinks, amazing art and music. Featuring local artists Josie Reece and Ann Hollengberg. Live music by up and coming artist Zander Reece, a young singer songwriter from Bend. His music is a soulful mix of alternative/Indie music with a healthy dose of grunge, punk and blues thrown in. Come and experience Reese’s unique style on photography art while Hollenberg showcases her amazing oil paintings.


Chocolate Element
916 NW Wall St, 541-323-3277.
Featuring painter Tom Boatright who says, “I am compelled to paint. I have visions of the images I want to produce. Painting is my expression. It conveys moods and emotion. It is my message.” He paints the natural beauty of the world. Flowers, figures, landscapes. The work ranges from abstract to impressionistic and includes vivid colors and surface textures.


Crow’s Feet Commons
875 NW Brooks St., 541-728-0066,
Sweet brews and good vibes for your First Friday imbibing!


330 SW Powerhouse Dr. Old Mill District, 541-749-9980.
Featuring Brad and Sundie Ruppert of Vintage Sculpture. They started in 2000 with a holiday school assignment from their son’s second grade teacher. The task – make a turkey as a family. Ever since making their first “holiday bird” from old ceiling tiles , the Rupperts have been creating unique wall and table sculptures from trash and cast-off vintage materials. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and captures the humor and soul of true American art and pop culture.


The Feather’s Edge Finery
113 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-306-3162,
Featuring local artist, Caroline Cornell. In her new series of paintings, Caroline is honoring feathers, owls and the beauty of our area.


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

Legum Design
922 Bond St.,, 541-306-6073.
Featuring Todd Lown, Seattle based painter, animator and owner of Sausage Skateboards. Todd is very excited to be exhibiting a selection of his latest, vibrant and energetic Enamel paintings. His showing playfully explores the human relationship with energies and their implicit power over our physical existence. Todd has previously worked to design and implement hundreds of hand painted signs and pieces of public art in the greater Seattle area. His painting and drawing has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide: The Sign Show in Seattle and Portland, Too Art 4 TV’ # 2-6 in Brooklyn, Dauminkino (The Flip Book Show) in Düsseldorf, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium and Vagrant Royalty in Tokyo, Japan.


Lenity Architecture
1000 Wall St., Ste 240, 541-280-0086,
An open house will celebrate their first year in the downtown Bend office. Nationally recognized Paula Watts Photography will be showcasing color and light from around the world with a gallery of fine photography.


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,
Don’t miss the unique art in this gallery overlooking Tin Pan Alley. Owner Mary Medrano will be showing her newest figurative works along with her ever-popular dog paintings. Mary’s work has been shown in the United States and Italy. She has had several solo shows in California including John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, and Gallery Blu in Santa Clara, twice at Ameriprise Financial in San José and at Bank of America in Sunnyvale. She has had a solo museum show at Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest, California. She has participated in numerous group shows and has won several awards. Mary was also invited to show her work at the Florence Biennale in Florence Italy in 2007.


Mockingbird Gallery
869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107,
Featuring a strong body of new oil paintings by G. Russell Case in a show titled, An Exhibition of New Works. Welcome Case, view his majestic mountain scenery and enjoy an evening of jazz with Rich Hurdle and Friends. Artist’s reception for Case is also scheduled at Mockingbird Gallery on Saturday, August 9, 5-8pm. Russell will be teaching a painting workshop in Bend in conjunction with Cascade Fine Art August 7–9. As a painter and as a person, Russell is one of a kind, always possessing a unique approach to his art and life. His art contains the simplicity that all great painters seek; an artistic vision distilled through keen observation of the great painters that came before. His most important mentor is Robert Henri, who inspired him to develop his own style. The subjects of his paintings include observations from travels throughout the western United States. He paints directly from nature to record color and light, while his studio compositions are derived from thoughts and sketches recorded outdoors.


Naked Winery, 330 SW Powerhouse Dr. Ste.110, Old Mill District.
Featuring artist Roz Eaton.

Art at the Oxford
Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436.
Featuring Christian Heeb’s unique photography with the artist present. Known worldwide for his dramatic, colorful photos, Heeb presents images of iconic Central Oregon scenes. He is the creator of several limited edition fine art metal prints including the Buddha Collection and the Africa Collection. With over 130 published coffee table books and numerous magazine articles, Heeb has spent the last 25 years traveling the globe, over five continents and 70 different countries. While shooting for international clients, Heeb balances his time with extensive work in Oregon for clients such as Travel Oregon, 1859, and others. He and wife Regula own the Cascade Center of Photography in Bend. The exhibit continues through August 29 in the lobby of the Oxford, open all hours. Billye Turner, art consultant, curates art displays for The Oxford Hotel lobby with additional information at 503-780-2828 or


Paul Scott Gallery
869 NW Wall St., Ste. 104, 541-330-6000,
New works by Oregon artists Jerri Lisk and Mytchell Mead. Lisk’s lyrical landscapes, which are acrylic on aluminum, capture the magical colors of Nature in ways that allow admirers and collectors alike to see our world in its finest moments.
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.


Painted Paradise Gallery
841 NW Bond St., Ste. 12, 541-280-2405 or 541-280-0320,
Original art and custom frames. Owner Ken McCreary paints on natural materials such as plaster, stone and natural wood. McCreary started about 40 years ago drawing hot rods for friends in high school. Surfing around the California coast translated into seascape airbrush paintings on canvas, vans, cars and surf boards. Displays of original paintings by Ken Mac in oil, acrylic and digital art. The subject matter of his paintings are all about his own ideas of “paradise” in landscapes and tropical seascapes. Some wildlife and of course hot rods in a digital medium.


Piacentini Book Arts Studio & Gallery
2146 NE Fourth Ave., Ste. 140, 541-633-7055,, Open to the public every Friday and Saturday afternoon from 2-5pm and by appointment.
What is an Artist Book? exhibit is an introduction to artist books and features work by book artist and owner of Piacentini Book Studio, Linda Piacentini-Yaple. Piacentini-Yaple’s work explores the diversity of the book form as sculpture, mixed media art, verbal exploration and social change using printmaking, letterpress, calligraphy and digital techniques. Johanna Drucker, author of the Century of Artists’ Books describes the artist book, “as a single impulse of expression in a variety of media.” Piacentini-Yaple’s goal is to raise the awareness of book arts through gallery exhibits and educational workshops to advance the emerging art of the book in Central Oregon.

926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527.
Featured Quilter will be June Jaeger. The Featured Group will be SAQA (Studio Art Quilts Associates).


Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176,
Color and Texture features local artists Annie Dyer, Beale Jones and Joren Traveller. Dyer’s great passions in nature are water, color, fire and clay. Her pottery work exhibits excitement and joy in each of them individually, but a deeper satisfaction when merged in ceramic creations. This effort reflects a love of wild spaces and the colors and forms around us and captures the magnificence and subtleties of each of these elements reflecting her passion, vision and spirit.
Jones is a contemporary artist working as a printmaker at Atelier 6000, a printmaking and book art studio. Each piece is an original hand pulled print. She puts hours into making her collograph plates, which can be seen in her bike pieces. She works in intaglio relief print, wood cut rubbings, monotype and mono-print. She often uses found objects and recycled materials in her pieces. 
Traveller is a sculptor of bronze and ceramic figures. Her art features the human form as well as many of her favorite creatures including birds and equines. Traveller’s bronze pieces are produced in small editions and finished with unique hot patina’s. All of her ceramic sculptures are hand built and individually finished using a combination of glazing and cold patina’s.


Sage Custom Framing
834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884,
Progressions, features work by members of the High Desert Art League with innovative works inspired by the theme Progressions. The artists’ work may be depicting advancement toward a goal step-by-step, continuous improvement, a succession or series. The 12 members of the High Desert Art League are professional artists, most with considerable experience and awards in their field. The group was formed in 2000 to support the advancement of it’s member artists through exhibitions, education and related outreach. Each artist contributes their experience and talents to benefit the group, sharing knowledge, information, opportunities, challenges and successes. The members of the group include Vivian Olsen, Cindy Briggs, Helen Brown, Jacqueline Newbold, Barbara Slater, Shelly Wierzba, Janice Rhodes, Richard Frederick, Cameron Kaseberg, Pat Clark, David Kinker and Joren Traveller.

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1000 NW Wall St.
Caldera opens an exhibit of its 2014 Artist in Residence Alumni who were The Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot awardees. A diversity of mediums, creativity and thinking will be on display by Oregon visual artists. They include Baba Wague Diakite, ceramics, painting, Portland; James Florschutz, sculpture, Portland; Eugenie Frerichs, photography, Portland; Carolyn Hopkins, sculpture/installation, Portland; Jim Leisy, photography, Sherwood; Patty Freeman Martin, painting, Terrebonne and Ben Rosenberg, painting, Portland. The opening will celebrate the artists along with Caldera’s recent award of its second Golden Spot grant from The Ford Family Foundation. Caldera is honored to receive special recognition including $40,000 for 2013–15. $20,000 of the grant will be awarded to Oregon visual artists who are accepted as residents to Caldera. The grants are a piece of The Ford Family Foundation’s seven-part, $3.5 million arts granting program the foundation initiated in 2010. The grants have been named “Golden Spots” because each recipient is located in a scenic part of Oregon.


Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001.
Volunteers of Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project exhibit collected and created artwork inspired by the ecosystems of Blue Mountains and Eastern Oregon Cascades region in four National Forests: Deschutes, Umatilla, Malheur and Ochoco in their exhibition, Art for the Forest. Since 1991, the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project has worked toward their mission to protect, defend and restore the natural ecosystems of the Blue Mountains and Eastern Oregon Cascade bioregions. With focus on proactive public education on ecological issues, forest surveys and documentation of proposed public lands projects, such as timber sales, livestock grazing, herbicide and biocide programs, this environmental organization is involved in ongoing public lands policy management decisions, and is engaged in litigation in federal courts to protect the biodiversity and ecological integrity of the bioregion. All of the proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project. Participating artists include Asante Riverwind, Karen Coulter, Roger Peet and others.


Tumalo Art Company
450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 407, 541-385-9144,
Loved for her artwork of flowers, particularly poppies, Dorothy Freudenberg’s show Waking Dreams is a retrospective of these lush creations. Dorothy has augmented traditional photography by embracing new digital technologies, combining photography with the vast capabilities of a digital darkroom. She transforms what were realistic photography renditions into expressions of internal emotional conditions or fanciful landscapes with brilliantly-colored, painterly qualities. Years of study in black and white photography have expanded into a new art form, one that leaves room for an unlimited range of possibilities, challenging her to continually engage in expanding her expressive capabilities.


Velvet Lounge
805 NW Wall St., 541-728-0303,
Featuring Kalvin Panther, a Central Oregon performer and mixed media artist. Odes to pop culture, mainly music and film, alongside abstract goofballism come to life at the tip of thousands of sharpie markers. Classic soul, funk and Hip Hop vinyl will be spun by the Legendary Sorski.


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