First Friday ArtWalk January 3

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 the New Year on First Friday with Deep Space, Ann Bullwinkel’s and Bill Logan’s paintings taken from photos of the Hubble Telescope and other sources.
Sources include Logan’s own photos from 12 images published in the Night Sky Observing Guide. An ardent amateur astronomer, the artist took digital photos with his small, deep space telescope, autoguided on a special mount taking many frames over an extended period, then processed to capture the images required for deep space objects. Much as the photos taken by the Hubble Telescope, the artist then stacked the black and white images in Photoshop to create a final composite image. He then colorized the image according to specific assigned (probable) colors based upon given light emission wavelengths.
Logan volunteers at Pine Mountain Observatory and Bullwinkel, an accomplished artist of more than 40 years also married to Logan, became intrigued with the stunning space images and suggested paintings. Their two-year effort resulted in arrestingly beautiful and intriguing paintings including Jupiter and its moon Io, and Sunspot (reflecting Logan’s current interest in solar phenomena) from our own galaxy, as well as the Omega Nebula in northern Sagittarius, some 1,500 light years distant.
Flip Side Down, Andy Warr, sax, with Joe Plass, bass, and AJ Cohen, keyboard, performs Jazz. Noi Thai serves wine and appetizers. Billye Turner, art consultant, 503-780-2828, organizes Franklin Crossing exhibitions. 

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),
Showing a collection of antique architectural elements and relics perfect for adding warmth and interest to your home or work space. Live music, beer, wine and of course, delicious coffee served during art walk and daily.


Crow’s Feet Commons
875 NW Brooks St., 541-728-0066,
In partnership with Mt. Bachelor and Deschutes Brewery, Crow’s Feet is hosting Bachelor Parties, January 3, 6-10pm with musicians Okaidja and Shokoto, legit west-African born but Portland-based.


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 onto silver. Every piece is inspired by nature, family and friends.

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.

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.


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. 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.


Art at the Oxford
The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota.
Celebrates First Friday with Ann Bullwinkel’s fine art prints thru January.
Bullwinkel’s colorful fine art prints on canvas, taken from her original oils, depict the many moods of Central Oregon’s water. The artist traveled widely in the area, photographing the Deschutes, Benham Falls, area creeks and other waterways. From her photos came expressionistic paintings with loose, integrated brushwork and a palette of the high desert. The artist moved to Bend in ’02 after many successful years in the San Francisco Bay area. Her paintings have been collected by Adobe Systems, McGraw Hill, Kaiser, PGE and others. Many of her richly colored oils now appear locally in the collections of Home Federal Bank, Cushman Realty, Pronghorn Golf Resort and, in many private businesses and residences, some as commissions. Billye Turner, art consultant, curates the Oxford displays as well as First Friday exhibitions at Franklin Crossing. 503-780-2828 or


Patagonia @ Bend
1000 NW Wall St., Ste. 101, 541-382-6694,
Mike Putnam will display his photography.

Paul Scott Gallery
869 NW Wall St., Ste. 104, 541-330-6000,
Paul Scott Gallery spotlights their artist, Pete Zaluzec. Pete is a creative photographer, print maker and bronze sculptor. His strong eye for detail draws the viewer into his wildlife artworks. Come celebrate their works on First Friday Art Walk, January 3 from 5-9pm. We are just down the breezeway off Wall Street.


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


Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176,
Celebration of Color features three local artists, Jacqueline Newbold, Vanessa Julian and Stephanie Stanley. Newbold is known for her playful palette watercolor paintings, sparkling jewelry designs and mixed media travel journals. Jacqueline has conducted watercolor workshops in Provence, France and will be teaching in Orvieto, Italy in September 2014. She has several articles published in Cloth-Paper-Sissors, Studios and Somerset Studio Art Journaling about creating art while traveling. Julian is also a multi-media artist who paints whimsical characters on wooden boxes, paintings or ceramic pins. She enjoys round images and big bold color and her art will bring a smile to the viewer. Vanessa feels her life is expressed through her art and so far it’s been a very very interesting life. Stanley fell in loving with weaving 25 years ago. Scarves, shawls and occasionally garments and blankets are woven with wonderful fibers created with passion and love. Stephanie’s work of color, pattern and texture create a delightful dance with fashion and art.

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 locally made art and handmade crafts from all over the world.

Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001.
Features Karen Z. Ellis in her exhibition Breath of Life. Drawing inspiration from the writings of Carl Jung, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau along with direct impressions from Nature, Ellis’s work is an inquiry into how the outer world affects inner landscapes. Her work addresses a sense of place and a sense of space — both outer and inner.
During the creative process, Ellis strives for freedom of movement, conceptually and physically, as well as for layers of impressions and meanings. Characterized by quiet nuances and soft-spoken shades, Ellis’s work strives to heighten awareness of Nature’s mysteries and to evoke what she often refers to as the Breath of Life.
In her eighth year of teaching at Central Oregon Community College, Bend Campus, Karen currently teaches drawing, design and art appreciation. She received her MFA from University of Hawaii (Manoa), is owner/art director of Aruna Arts and maintains an art studio in Sisters. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in the wilderness with her husband, Michael, accompanied by their Alaskan Malamute.


Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 407, 541-385-9144,
Winter Salon show featuring small artworks created by all gallery artists. These original paintings, photographs, hand-blown glass, ceramics and more are perfect for gifting yourself! Start your art collection with accessibly priced pieces from your favorite artists.
Tumalo Art Co. is an artist-run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill District, open 7 days a week.


805 NW Wall St., 541-728-0303,
Art by JonezyArtwork. Randy Jones has been creating abstract/urban since 2004, exhibiting at venues all over the world. “My artwork is inspired and influenced by the everyday life and people around me. I keep my artwork colorful and bright making it hard to miss, and stand out. My style is very unique and original, a mixture between urban/abstract/characteristic I haven’t really ever put it in a category I just call it JonezyArtwork. I never duplicate artwork every piece I create is original one of a kind,” Jones said.


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