Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave, Suite 1. www.alledarealestate.com
Featuring Jerry Dame, fine artist. www.jerrydame.com
Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, 550 NW Franklin St.
Sondra Holtzman’s Seasons of the Earth — the exhibit of original rust prints of found objects.
Holtzman, an aficionada of discarded gadgets discovered in deserted places, often visits ghost towns for interesting finds. This scavenging also serves her concern for the environment, revitalizing the life of unwanted items. Among the recovered trash/treasures were rust covered tools and objects found near Shaniko in Central Oregon. The artist memorializes these interesting remnants of an earlier bustling economy of the area’s early 1900s wool shipping center in her rust prints displayed in the current exhibit.
Included are other objects “with interesting past lives found in rural and city landscapes.” She transforms these overlooked objects into intriguing artwork through combining the rust produced by the alchemy of natural elements with tannic acid.
Over time, the acid transfers a ghost image of the rusted object to a prepared surface with the result of a one-of-a-kind piece of art – a rust print. No other embellishments are necessary and the print cannot be duplicated.
Holtzman, “a record keeper of her evolving life,” fills sketchbooks with “musings of travels afar and close to home.” After attending the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and the California School of Arts and Crafts, she worked in San Francisco as a freelance designer creating artwork for Nike and Delta Airlines. 1000 Artist Journal Pages and Signatures: The Art Journal Collection (Somerset Studio) published her work and, a passion for angels led to the creation of her first book in photography, Angels, published by Blurb Books.
During First Friday, Noi Thai serves wine and appetizers and students of High Desert Chamber Music perform. Billye Turner, art consultant (email@example.com), organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing
A6 Studio & Gallery
550 SW Industrial Way, Ste 180
A6’s gallery will teem with images of local snakes and lizards through July 2 with the exhibit, Cold-Blooded Neighbors: Woodcuts of Native Reptiles. Local artist Abney Wallace shares his nature-based series of reptile species, including nine snakes, nine lizards and one turtle, all native to Central Oregon.
Wallace began this series in 2015 when he started making prints of snake species of the high desert. Over time, his series expanded to include all 19 reptiles native to our region. The artist hand-carves these images in wood, and hand-prints them on fine Japanese paper. Printed in black and white, Wallace’s snakes and lizards have a wonderful play of line and pattern. Wallace started this reptile series to inform his fantastical art. By studying the scales, patterns, and physical traits of different reptile species, “I was building my visual repertoire,” he explains.
High Desert Museum provided the expertise of staff desertarian Jessica Stewart to assist with the interpretive signage for A6’s exhibit and reptile descriptions for A6’s companion coloring book. Stewart will give a free Reptile Talk at A6 on Saturday, May 6 at 2pm. The High Desert Reptiles: Color & Learn book will be available for purchase at A6, High Desert Museum and Roundabout Books.
A6 has developed an arts and science-based school program in conjunction with Cold-Blooded Neighbors. Classes in grades K-12 are invited to tour the exhibit, learn about biological adaptation, and engage in a creative printmaking project in A6’s professional studio. Teachers are encouraged to call A6 to schedule a class visit. High Desert Museum will provide 300 free family passes to Title 1 students participating in A6’s school program.
Wallace will give an Art Talk in the A6 gallery on Friday, May 12 at 6pm. Admission to the talk is $5.
Also on display in May, A6 will feature black and white monotype prints of typewriters to honor World Press Freedom Day. A6’s Executive Director, Dawn Boone, worked with art students from Redmond Proficiency Academy to create the exhibit. Dawn Boone will be printing in the A6 studio during First Friday from 5-7pm.
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
821 NW Wall St., 541-383-7600
Bonnie Peacher’s work is realistic, expressive and full of intense color and texture. Her paintings have been in more than 100 exhibitions throughout the U.S.
City Walls at City Hall
710 NW Wall St.
City Walls at City Hall, an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission, exhibition features a show entitled Artists Who Teach will open First Friday April 7. Several local middle school, high school and college educators will be featured, presenting works in a variety of media. Thru September
115 NW Minnesota Ave., 512-289-1284
Mexican folk art, Latin American textiles and David Marsh furniture.
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.
Feather’s Edge Finery
113 NW Minnesota Ave. , 541-306-3162 www.thefeathersedge.com
Featuring functional, well crafted, handmade goods from Bend& beyond. We always have fun, new items featured for First Friday. Featuring Dorothy Holmes original art ranging from contemporary acrylics to unique bird paintings using acrylics and India ink. All pieces created in Bend where she lives with her three dogs. She was recently honored in gallery showing in New York in March for international women’s month.
Jeffrey Murray Photography
118 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-325-6225, www.jeffreymurrayphotography.com
Jeffrey Murray Photography features American landscape and fine art images captured by Bend nature photographer, Jeffrey Murray. Visit and enjoy a visual adventure of illuminating light and captivating panoramas from scenes in Central Oregon and across North America.
John Paul Designs Custom Jewelry + Signature Series
1006 NW Bond St.,www.johnpauldesigns.com
Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals.
Junque in Bloom
50 SE Scott St.
Up-Cycle display by Sage Brushers water colorists. Featured will be recycled watercolor paintings. You will be very surprised and pleased so don’t miss the show.
Karen Bandy Design Jeweler
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 5, 541-388-0155, www.karenbandy.com
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. They fit the Central Oregon lifestyle, are made for each individual personally, and are always one-of-a-kind. Bandy is also an abstract painter. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30-5, First Fridays, and by appointment at other times.
Lone Pine Coffee Roasters
in Tin Pan Alley
As part of the I’m Still Here Project, watercolor paintings created by people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s will be on display thru May. Beth Jacobi, 541-350-7945
Layor Art + Supply
1000 NW Wall St., Ste 110
Layor Art & Supply Shop will feature SageBrushers watercolor artists during May. These artists are all part of Watercolor Wednesday and this exhibit will be the group’s first showing at Layor. In addition to individual paintings, eight of the artists are creating a large watercolor mosaic based a painting entitled Out of the Deep by SageBrushers artist Hazel Reeve.
June 2: Ken Marunowski: a figurative and abstract oil painter.
July 7: Sarah Helen More: an abstract oil painter, inspired by textile designs.
922 NW Bond St.
Featuring Casey Gardner, acrylic painter living on a horse ranch in Sisters. Her original paintings have been inspired by many different subjects ranging from wildlife to vintage cars. Her subject for this show is Central Oregon Wildlife. Gardner was chosen for the 2017 My Own Two Hands poster from the theme Opening Doors. Gardner painted an original acrylic painting Follow Your Bliss of a Vintage VW bus. Each year a theme is selected to inspire artists to create and donate a piece of art to be sold at the benefit auction in support of music and arts in the Sisters school and community. Gardner chose the vintage VW bus because there is something magical about those buses. If they could talk the stories would be priceless. After painting this bus and getting chosen for the poster many people have shared amazing stories with her about their travels in their bus. “I love connecting paintings with emotion, hearing them share stories fills my heart.”
Gardner displays her work at Angeline’s Bakery, Cottonwood Cafe, Sisters Athletic Club and other places in Bend. You will start to recognize her work because she signs it with a CG.
Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Old Mill District, second story loft
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
869 NW Wall St.
A Moment in Time, a two-person show for Steven Lee Adams and Joseph Alleman. We will have wine, CadaDia cheese and music by Rich Hurdle
Lee Adams strives to portray an elusive feeling of timelessness that lies beneath the surface of what may seem commonplace…introspective paintings, urging us to look deeper for the subtleties of nature around us, and the complex world of emotion within each of us. Steven says, “I want to capture landscapes that will haunt the viewer the way they’ve haunted me.”
Noted particularly for his work in watercolor, Alleman is well-versed as a painter and enjoys working in a variety of media.Joseph says, “There isa beauty within the everyday and ordinary that only painting can reveal.”
10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436
Art at the Oxford, Oxford Hotel, presents Marlene Alexander’s, Central Oregon Backroads, with acrylic and oil on canvas paintings through May 27, 2017. The artist will attend the champagne opening on First Friday, May 5, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
Marlene Alexander made Bend, Oregon her home in 1971. Her current exhibition at the Oxford reflects her continual awareness of her high desert environment with resultant admiration and inspiration. Central Oregon Backroads depicts aspects of the desert experience often trivialized or ignored. Where some see dusty, barren backroads, Alexander sees beauty and peaceful solitude.
Her current paintings evolved from time spent during the past 40 years hiking the open desert of Central Oregon, breathing the scents of sage and bitterbrush while observing the silent and often hidden creatures in their awareness of outsiders. The artist painted on location in the desert during her radiation treatments for breast cancer and developed a spiritual ‘need’ to spend much of her time there as “the most healing place I know.”
A native of Missouri, Alexander graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, with a BFA in painting and printmaking. She is a former Vice President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, having won awards in the WSO, Rocky Mountain National, Midwest Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Oklahoma. She continues as current member of the Northwest Watercolor Society.
In 1990, the artist founded the Arts in the Hospital Program and in 2012 she founded the Arts in Care Program and the Arts in Care Gallery at Partners in Care, (hospice), Bend, Oregon. She also served on the board of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. Moore owns and operates Creative Arts, a children’s creative art school (1976 to present) in Bend.
The lobby exhibition is open during all hours. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the Oxford Hotel exhibition schedule with info at 503-780-2828, firstname.lastname@example.org.
101 NW Minnesota Ave.
Work of SageBrushersartistsPeggy Ogburnand Jennifer Ware-Kempcke. Peggy loves flowers and those areher favorite subjects. She works with transparent water colorsemphasizing negative painting on her backgrounds.Jenniferlikes to portray the beauty of Oregon in watercolor, pastels andacrylics. She blends color and form to create glowing landscapeswith her reverence forthe high desert.
206 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 1
541-633-7148, email@example.com, www.petersonroth.com
Second installment in quarterly shows, Spring Exhibition, a one-person show for New Mexico artist Kim Goldfarb. We have rehung the art space to show off our other talented artists so the gallery will have a fresh, new look. We will be serving wine and cheese so come join us.
Goldfarb started out pursuing a painting career but in the early ‘90s she changed direction in her art endeavors and began working in figurative sculpture. In 2008 Goldfarb switched gears again and began experimenting with glass sculpture. When she found that process too slow and tedious to satisfy her she returned to painting.
In addition to Kim’s work, we will be showing art from Ken Roth, Korey Gulbrandson, Valerie Winterholler, Robert Schlegel and
Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave.
The essence of May is full of color and new life. Red Chair Gallery will focus on artist works that reflect the spirit
that is May.
Janice Rhodes is an artist that works in the centuries-old medium called encaustic. The mixture of molten bees wax, resin and pigment creates paintings of brilliant color and texture.
Suzy Williamson hand fabricates jewelry from precious metals, primarily silver with additions of gold, copper and brass. Her work is informed by her years spent in architecture and her love of texture
Michael Gwinup uses a potter’s wheel and slab roller to form his vases, lamps and wall plates. The pottery is fired in the Raku process which brings out beautiful metallic luster in the glazes.
Sage Custom Framing and Gallery
834 NW Brooks Street, 541-382-5884 www.sageframing-gallery.com
Featuring artists Barbara Slater and Vivian Olsen.Creatures, Big and Small is the name of a new show. As the name implies their show displays a varied array of animals ranging from goats and cows to bears and ravens in oils and watercolors.
Oil painter Slater uses her rich palette of colors and bold brushwork to create a display of brilliant animal paintings. Olsen designs her dramatic wildlife watercolor paintings to express each subjects’ lively personality and behavior.
Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond Street, Bend
Carissa Glenn, 541-312-2001, Carissa@Townshendstea.com
Timothy Jones Exhibits during May.Jones spent his childhood roaming the forests of New Hampshire, developing a wanderlust for epic adventures amongst the trees. It was this creative outlet that sparked his passion for art. The realm of fantasy motivated him, and he became an expert on grey wizards, hobbits, elves, and trolls.
Jones received a BFA in Illustration from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Today Tim resides in Bend where you can find him lost in imagination amongst the trees, sketchbook in hand, still taking solace in the words of Tolkien, “Not all who wander are lost.”
Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District
Featuring award-winning glass artist Nancy Becker with pieces inspired by water, sky and shore. Her show Portraits of the River opens May 5 and includes new vessel forms and loose open bowl forms.
Nancy’s lustrous, organic pieces are hand-blown or hot sculpted, using a layering process of hot glass that achieves a painterly result. Rich, pure color with flowing form creates glass pieces that are inspired by her deep connection to nature. Utilizing the fluidity of molten glass to recreate the flowing motion of water, Nancy communicates the symbiosis of the river with everything it touches.
Along with the river themed glass works, Susan Luckey Higdon will be giving a sneak peak of The Source, the original signature art for the 2017 Deschutes River Conservancy’s RiverFeast event, previous to it being auctioned May 6.
The Wine Shop, 55 NW Minnesota Ave.
Paintingsby SageBrushers artistsJulie Droke, Megan Thompson and Judy Welch. Julie works in bothoil and watercolor and particularly loves painting faces. Megan’s intuitive approach to painting includes layer uponlayer of vibrant color and texture with inspiration foundfrom the joys of everyday life. Judy’s favorite medium is oil. Currentlyshe is focusing on classical art principles and disciplines exploringunderpainting techniques as well as using layers of glazes.