First Friday ArtWalk October 3

Art in the Atrium Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin Ave.
Celebrates First Friday with works by Central Oregon Community College students Kathleen Cooper, Sam Fisch and Ann Switzer, courtesy of William Hoppe, professor.
Cooper, as a result of many career testing exams favoring fine art, began her art studies at COCC in 2007 with Professor Bill Hoppe in both 2-D and 3-D design. Enthusiasm soon replaced doubt, and she continued studies in color design and drawing. By 2010, she began to paint and her featured image for the October exhibition arises from her Landform Series. It depicts her non-objective response to childhood memories of the Oregon Coast Range, imagined from an unseen aerial perspective, inspired by topographical maps. Fisch graduated with high honors from COCC in spring 2013 with an associate of arts. He transferred to the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a merit scholarship and his featured art for the exhibit includes a depiction of the Chicago skyline at night with superimposed, over-scale images of Jazz musicians. Switzer began her focused pursuit of art at CCOC six years ago with enrollment in Painting I with Hoppe. Hoppe’s “gentle prodding and encouragement” inspired her to become more creative on canvas as her painting skills advanced. The artist reflects that she gleaned painting information not only from the noted artists’ work, but also her classmates’ work. Her work for the exhibition, painted in a flat perspective with a riotous color and imagery, depicts scenes from the interior of her childhood home.
Noi Thai serves wine and Thai appetizers. Tom Freedman and friends perform jazz. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing and provides additional information at 503-780-2828 or


Arts Central & the Art Station
313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., 541-617-1317
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-Noon 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 presents an exhibit by A6 Artist Members Julie Winter, prints, and Patty Freeman-Martin, artist books. Beale Jones will be the First Friday artist in the studio, demonstrating her printing technique. Robyn Cochran-Ragland is the A6 featured member. Her work will be on display in the gallery entrance for the month of October.
Atelier 6000 is a professional printmaking and book arts studio in Bend, Oregon offering workshops by local and regional artists. Atelier 6000’s Presentation Gallery features monthly exhibits of contemporary prints and art books. The gallery participates in Bend’s First Friday Gallery Walk.


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 MW Wall St. Ste 108, 541-3232779,
Featuring Sandra Steele Kunz, a Central Oregon photographer with her lens trained on the world. Her favorite photographic subjects are Buddhist cultures and environmental portraits of women and children. None of her portraits are posed. Awakening will display photos that represent both Tibetan (Vajrayana) and Southeast Asian Buddhist (Theravada) cultures: monks and nuns, both praying and playing, as well as symbols of Buddhism.


Cascade Sotheby’s
821 NW Wall St. 541-549-4653,
Barbara Slater and Vivian Olsen bring the walls of Cascade Sotheby’s alive in October as these two well-known Central Oregon artists come together for a special exhibition. Slater, who has been creating oil paintings for the past four decades, is well known for her portraits of horses, pets, chickens and cows that come to life on canvas. Her life-like images portray warmth, and her landscapes and floral still life portraits are refreshing and dramatic.
Olsen’s interest in portraying animals developed when she was very young and today creates detailed portraits of wildlife capturing the lively personalities of the animals and birds of the Cascade mountains and the High Desert region. Learn more, visit these websites:;;


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


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. 541-749-9980
Desperado Boutique introduces the Ruppert family who ever since making their first “holiday bird” from old ceiling tiles have been creating these unique wall and table sculptures from trash and cast-off vintage materials. The Rupperts call their art the truest form of recycling and find inspiration in everything from the piece of metal their kids (now 12 & 15) pick up while walking down the street to stopping at little hole-in-the-wall joints in search of vintage treasures. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and captures the humor and soul of true American art and pop culture. Desperado is a gift, jewelry and clothing boutique showcasing a wide range of designers and artists like Vintage Sculpture, open seven days a week.


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

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., Ste., tucked between Thump coffee and Aleda Real Estate on upper Minnesota. 541-388-0155,
Karen’s latest jewelry explores architecture and the creative process. If you are curious about what goes into designing award-winning jewelry you should stop by, Karen has been creating custom designed jewelry in downtown Bend since 1987. Her latest paintings continue to explore her fascination of wild and domestic animals and the impact they have in all our lives. She calls this show, Field Guide: Predator and Prey. If you cannot make it to First Friday, Karen is in the shop Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:30am-5pm and by appointment at other times.


Legum Design
922 Bond St., 541-306-6073,
Featuring Christine Hanlon. Hanlon is an Oregon native emerging artist currently living in Bend. Christine currently focuses primarily on the ancient wax based medium of encaustics. Encaustic painting is a combination of beeswax, pigment and damar resin (a tree sap from Indonesia). Each layer of wax medium and pigment is fused to the next, to create luster and depth to achieve a sense of depth and atmospheric space. www.


Liberty Lounge at downtown Liberty Theatre
A pop-up space where everyone is invited to consider a grand ideal: Liberty & Equality for ALL. For one night only, the space will transform into a multimedia interactive space filled with music, photography and other creative explorations of what it means to be free.
Celebrating and appreciating of the Oregon Equal Rights for Women Initiative, Measure 89. The measure, if approved, will guarantee that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the State of Oregon or by any political subdivision in this state on account of sex.” Musical delights will be provided by Gold Rust. Delicious libations by humm kombucha & Oregon Spirit Distillers. A suggested donation of $10 will be gratefully accepted at the door.,
MUSE will support and celebrate the ERA Amendment on the November Ballot in Oregon with music, libations and interactive art elements, as well as information about the amendment.


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.
The Lubbesmeyer recently designed the new logo for the Deschutes Brewery winter ale, they will be at Deschutes Brewery in downtown Bend for First Friday in October.


Mary Medrano Gallery
25 NW Minnesota, Ste. 12, 408-250-2732,
Owner Mary Medrano shows her newest figurative works and 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,
Dan Chen and William Pickerd, both Willamette Valley artists, come together once again on First Friday with Nature’s Magic and will feature alabaster vessels and bronze wildlife sculptures. Collaborative pieces such as an alabaster vessel with a bronze finial of sea horses will also be featured. Met the artists, enjoy a glass of wine and listen to the jazz sounds of Rich Hurdle and Friends.
Chen’s professional career focuses on nature and wildlife art in both painting and sculpture. His experience with both Eastern and Western methods of creating artwork has led to a truly unique expression of color, light and energy.
Pickerd is a woodworker-turned-sculptor who uses a lathe to transform chunks of alabaster and wood into vessel shapes. The translucent stone responds well to his tools and yields a form that can be both earthy and elegant.


OnPoint Parking Lot
Corner of Oregon & Bond St., Downtown Bend
Join Cascade Publications as they celebrate 20 years of publishing Cascade Business News. Accomplished Under 40 Award winners will also be recognized.


Art at the Oxford
Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436
Presenting photography by Charles Cockburn with the artist present. Local photographer Cockburn grew up traversing the Oregon wilderness on many family adventures. These childhood outings sparked his love for the outdoors and ignited his passion for exploring nature’s beauty through photography. The artist enjoys venturing to remote and unique locations, photographing scenic landscapes from a fresh perspective.
For Cockburn, the photography experience involves more than just sight. It’s about engaging all of the senses and he desires to compose an image to capture as many senses as possible. He strives to create the feeling of experiencing the scene and thus to invoke emotion in the viewing of his image.
The exhibit continues through October 24 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,
Featuring Toni Doilney and Morgan Madison.
Doilney: A painter who consistently creates powerful works where she combines vertical and horizontal grid lines on canvas, combing them with mountains, fields and towns with a strong use of color to create unique impressions.
Madison: Morgan’s intricate designs and his use of color and materials showcase him as a masterful contemporary kiln formed glass artist.


Piacentini Book Arts Studio & Gallery
2146 NE Ave., Ste 140, 541-633-7055,
Kigo is a Japanese term for “season words.” These words can be as obvious as autumn, or as subtle as harvest, pumpkin or leaves. For an artist, kigo might be an observable palette of color, a vocabulary of marks–a distant memory or experience. Celebrate autumn at Piacentini Book Arts Studio and Gallery. First Friday opens with KIGO-SEASONS which combines seasons in art and poetry and the delicate thread that links them.
Presenting the work of North Coast Printmaker, Gin Laughery, who will attend First Friday opening. Gin’s monotypes connect viewers to “suggestions of place and mood, reflections that create a dramatic interplay of land and sky; her kigo–vermillion, sanguine, gold, russet, violet, ultramarine, sage, apricot, orange and wheat. Smoke appears to move across the paper, yet is held in suspension.”
A moment in time, captured. Linda Piacentini-Yaple uses calligraphic marks and textures as kigo to unite art and poetry–a combination of empty space and monochromatic strokes suggest the intangible; sometimes a color or word appears–expressive and alive. 
Haiku integrates “season words” into poetry, seizes an experience or thought observed in the everyday world and juxtaposes images or ideas. Bend’s One Breath Poet’s, a group of Haiku poets who meet once a month at the Deschutes Library, will release their first book of haiku. Poets will read selections beginning at 5:30pm. Copies of the hand-bound book will be available for purchase in the annex at the gallery.
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 community partnership.


Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176,
Falling into Art featuring three local artists: Eleanor Murphey, Kim McClain and Denise Harrison. Murphey’s pots are her canvas, beautiful paintings glazed on elegant stoneware pottery. Eleanor’s work is reminiscent of the early 20th century pottery, but her techniques and designs are more contemporary than that of the Arts & Crafts period, yet still hold to the philosophy of utilitarian objects being beautiful as well as functional. Eleanor has been a professional potter for 38 years.
McClain captures the spirit of her subject thru color, emotion, line and texture. She uses watercolor, acrylic, gouache and collage to create paintings that evolve and go through many transformations to reflect an element of spirituality and connection. With a background in nursing and the healing arts, Kim views paintings as a step in her healing journey. She also makes heartfelt cards with the image and collective wisdom that is a meditation to her.  
Harrison starts with a photograph or drawing and used a multi-step process which includes creating etch plates in copper and lost wax casting in sterling silver and other precious metals. Denise creates jewelry with intriguing textures and hidden meanings. Her photographs come from a wide variety of sources including beer lacing, architecture, nature and even pets and fingerprints.


Sage Custom Framing
834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884,
Featured artist for October Marieclaire van Dam, A Mixed Media Collection. Works done in oil, collage, calligraphy and watercolor, and from abstract to representational will make up the show. Marieclaire was born and raised in the Netherlands. She had a successful career as a fashion model, working for both Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Lauren.
She moved to the United States at the age of 36 and this is when her passion for art began. She loves mixing mediums. She combines her lettering art, collage and painting to make her own style of art.


Saxon’s Fine Jewelers Trunk Show
360 SW Powerhouse Dr. Old Mill District, 541-389-6655
First Friday featuring light appetizers and a signature cocktail. Show features three amazing artisans for the first time….Roberto Coin, Todd Reed and William Henry Studios.  Reed combines the raw elegance of recycled metals, natural colored and organic cut diamonds in his artistic collection.  Henry Studios epitomizes functional art with their award winning hand fabricated knives, writing instruments and men’s jewelry.  Classic and contemporary jewelry by Roberto Coin features bold gold and beautiful gemstones crafted in Italy.


Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St.
BendFilm kicks-off October 9, and passes will be sold at an exclusive discounted rate of 10% off. The organization will also sell Carhartt-made apparel and other merchandise. Throughout the evening, the public can sit in the theater and view clips from the films featured at this year’s festival. Complimentary wine and snacks will be served.


Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001
Features artwork by Katie Scott in her exhibition entitled Sonder. Scott creatively investigates various art forms and mediums with enthusiasm, from faux taxidermy to T-shirt designs, digital art to acrylic painting, Scott creates works that are very unique and thought provoking.

Tumalo Art Company
450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 407, 541-385-9144,
Tracy Leagjeld show of new monotypes opens at Tumalo Art Co. First Friday. Tracy’s monotypes are her way of communicating her love and reverence for nature. “Forests, meadows and deserts all have a different kind of energy. I am not as concerned with capturing correct shape and color, as with capturing an expression of what I’m experiencing. I strive to create paintings that allow the viewer to put themselves into the painting and feel the spirit of the place.”
Tracy has perfected her process of creating monotypes, using rollers to build up the images layer by layer, before transferring to paper or board.
A life-long Bendite, Tracy now lives in Portland, where she paints city and oceanscapes as well as images of the Central Oregon landscape she loves.


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