First Friday July 5



1. Atelier 6000 541-330-8759 2. Desperado 541-749-9980 3. Franklin Crossing 541-382-9398 4. Karen Bandy Studio 541-388-0155 5. Lubbesmeyer Studio 541-330-0840 6. Red Chair Gallery  541-306-3176 7. Sage Custom Framing 541-382-5884 8. The Oxford 877-440-8436 9. Tumalo Art Co. 541-385-9144  (Interested in getting on the ArtWalk map? Ask us how!)


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Alleda Real Estate 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1, 541-633-7590, www.alledarealestate.com. Featuring three artists from Northern California. Glass artist Victoria Osterli Rich will feature a scene familiar to the high desert landscape as well traditional quilt and geometric designs all touched with her gift of a sense of color. Ben Alexander’s imaginative use of steel has resulted in a collection of functional art pieces inspired by creative ideas and highly skilled craftsmanship indicative to the uniqueness of each piece of his art. Tom Eaton has hung groupings of photographs depicting common places, scenes of human interest, landscape moods and urban images in a way the shows the photographer’s goal in presenting work that engages the viewer.


Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin, Works in Oil featuring Janice Druian, landscapes, and Vicki Shuck, figurative oils. Thru July 26.
Janice Druian, Bend artist, presents oil landscapes reflecting the beauty of the Central Oregon Cascades. She captures the drama of the sunset and sunrise on Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington and Broken Top as well as on the shimmering aspens of the Cascades.
Druian completed a masters in Art Education at University of Oregon. Her art appeared at the Seventh Annual (2013) Plein Air Invitational in Borrego Springs, the Yosemite Renaissance XV at the Museum at Yosemite National Park and will appear at Cowgirl Up! Other Half of the West show at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in 2014.
Vicki Shuck presents figurative oil paintings with continuing emphasis on beauty of the commonplace. Her imagery includes scenes from Bend and the Northwest as well as from travel to New York City. Her interest in the figure began during her bachelor of arts study in art at Oregon State University in the mid-70s.
Shuck’s art reflects a deep yearning to depict the wonder of the every day. Her small, expressionistic oil paintings of café patrons and waitresses, dogs, mothers and children have gradually progressed to include evocative background scenes supporting the mood of the central figures. This exhibition shows her evolving interest in larger scale, subtly narrative works.
Noi Thai at Franklin Crossing will serve appetizers and wine. The Tommy LeRoy Trio will be playing Latin and traditional jazz. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing and provides additional information at 541-382-9398 or billyeturner@bendnet.com.     


Atelier 6000 389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Suite 120, 541-330-8759, www.atelier6000.com. Honoring Educators invited artists who compliment their careers with printmaking or are full time printmakers from Oregon, Washington, Utah and Idaho exhibit in the ETP2 (Educators that Print) in July. This lively exhibition honors local and regional educators who incorporate printmaking as a vital artistic endeavor within cutting-edge arts programs. The artwork envisioned and created by the invited artist showcase printmaking at its best. The prints are not photographic reproductions of paintings or drawings, but are all made directly on the “plate” with the sole intention of producing a hand-pulled original print.  The prints emphasize unique techniques and methodology and highlight the pursuit of the artist/educator perceptions of their work while emphasizing the possibilities in printmaking. Various methods presented in this exhibition include monoprints, block prints (wood, linoleum, Gomuban), engravings, etchings, solar prints and mixed media presentations started from print forms. Exhibition opened June 7 and closes July 29
Bend: Bikes, Beer & Bowser Bookcases display. Atelier 6000 artist members’ original books based on the theme of Bend: Bikes, Beer & Bowser. Various book structures exhibited.


Azillion Beads 910 Harriman St., #100, 541-617-8854. Employee trunk show.


Bend Brewing Company 1019 NW Brooks St., 541-383-1599, www.bendbrewingco.com. Featuring local artist Linda Provasco and free music by The Quons from 6:30-8:30pm.


Bend d’Vine 916 NW Wall St., Bend, 541-323-3277, www.benddvine.com. Featuring Powskichic of Bend, a/k/a Brenda Reid Irwin, acrylics and recycled art; Beverly Adler, fiber art; and Teri Shamlian, stained glass and fused glass mosaic art.


Bend Premier Real Estate 550 NW Franklin Ave., 541-323-2779. Featuring local artist Ron Raasch, a retired architect living in Powell Butte where his studio overlooks the historic Three Springs Ranch. His diverse style, subject matter, humor, bold colors and use of many mediums makes his art unique and enjoyable for everyone. Original works of art, artist’s proofs, signed and numbered prints and greeting cards available.


Bluebird Coffee Company 550 NW Franklin Ave. www.facebook.com/BluebirdCoffeeCompanyBendOregon. Piano Suites, A Limited Edition Boxed Book.  Original artwork by Pat Clark of A6 aka Ateliier 6000, a non-profit Printmaking and book Arts studio in Bend.  The original prints are solar prints created from singular drawings and printed at A6.  Poems in the book are by Robert Samarotto. Showing through July.

Cowgirl Cash 924 NW Brooks St., 541-678-5162. Featuring Austin Texas artist Eli Halpin.


Crow’s Feet Commons behind the Tower Theatre in Mirror Pond Plaza, 541-728-0066, www.facebook.com/CrowsFeetCommons. A not-so-forgotten but recently rejuvenated part of “old town” Bend’s rich history.Featuring mixed media paintings by local artist Shelli Walters.Crow’s Feet Commons is a full service, custom bike and ski community, cafe and tap-room located at 875 NW Brooks in the Rademacher House.


Deschutes Brewery & Public House 1044 NW Bond St. 541-382-9242. Back Alley Bash. Summer is finally here! Let’s celebrate with live music, artwork by Brenda Bedsole, BBQ and brews in the Back Alley at the pub in Bend.


Desperado Contemporary & Nostalgic Western Store 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. Slater’s paintings are an ongoing exhibit at Desperado at the Old Mill. www.barbaraslater.com.


Feather’s Edge Finery 113 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-306-3162, www.thefeathersedge.com. Hosting Sierra Wood Craft.  Highly talented in crafting wood boxes and furnishings, their specialty lies in the art of marquetry. Sierra Wood Craft sources their wood from falling down barns and old orchards. Originally located in the Central Valley of California, Ian, Laura and their dog Chili have now relocated to Bend.  


High Desert Frameworks! 61 NW Oregon Avenue, #101, in downtown Bend between to FedEx Office and Visit Bend, open Monday – Friday 10am – 5:30pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm. Featuring Barbara Shapel, fiber artist.


Jeffrey Murray Photography 118 NW Minnesota Ave. 925-389-0610, www.jeffreymurrayphotography.com. The talent and wit behind Jeffrey Murray Photography relies on a small group of individuals with the background, passion and knowledge (whether human or not) needed for Jeffrey Murray Photography’s creative operation. For the past two years the Jeffrey Murray Photography team has traveled full time throughout the United States in hopes of bringing you the rarest and most exquisite moments in nature.


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.


Karen Bandy Design Jeweler 25 NW Minnesota Ave., #5, 541-388-0155, www.karenbandy.com. Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy is not easy to find, but well worth the effort. Open First Friday with new jewelry and paintings from 5-9pm. There are two shows planned for Karen Bandy and Karen Bandy Studio in July with an on-going exhibit at her store on Minnesota of Vineyards and Vessels, a study in acrylic paint inspired by the wine country of Oregon and containers of all kinds, from eggs to vases to baskets. The paintings are an abstraction or interpretation of familiar themes or places we’ve all been or seen. The containers have a personal connection to her and are a symbol of Bandy’s life and choices made along the way.
The other side of Bandy’s business is her original bold and colorful jewelry, which is made by hand, in Oregon and Washington. She specializes in custom design updating clients’ existing jewelry, recycling where possible, into a wearable and comfortable new style, just for that individual. She can also source gems and diamonds from around the world to create a unique one-of-a-kind piece that will be treasured for years to come.
Karen especially enjoys creating 25th anniversary jewelry and wedding rings. The connection with the client, especially at those times, Bandy says, “Is something that makes my job and what I do so rewarding.”
Bandy’s other show debuts July 27 at Discover Sunriver. Color and Texture, works by Helen Brown and Karen Bandy, jurors for the Sunriver Art Faire.


Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery The Old Mill District, second story loft, 541-330-0840, www.lubbesmeyer.com. 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 through Saturday, and the Lubbesmeyers welcome your visit.


Mary Medrano Gallery 25 NW Minnesota Avenue, #12 (above Thump Coffee), 408-250-2732, www.marymedrano.com. 6-9pm for Open Studio.


Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, www.mockingbird-gallery.com. Featuring Catching Light, the work of Jack Braman and Richard McKinley, two gifted artists who love nothing more than getting outdoors and painting “en plein air.”
Braman, who paints in both acrylic and oil, infuses his canvases with light to create atmospheric moods. He has spent countless hours observing and painting the landscape, striving to capture the character of the land. Jack’s work focuses on the light moods of waterways and landscapes of the Northwest. In the field, he sketches, photographs, paints, absorbs the emotions and the play of light in the natural scene. Back in the studio, he pulls together all this visual information and creates scenes that are both calming and tranquil.
McKinley combines color schemes of a wistful nature that evoke the poetry and mood of a landscape. He paints ethereal scenes with soft colors: violets, hazy blues and shimmering greens. His impressionistic views of Northwest landscapes include the mountains and rivers of the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, where Richard grew up. The haunting beauty of the region is the subject matter of much of his work.


Nature of Words 224 NW Oregon Ave., 541-647-2233, www.thenatureofwords.org. The Nature of Words will showcase works of students from The Storefront Project, facilitated by local writer and illustrator Rachel Lee-Carman. The theme is self-publishing with an emphasis on dramatic storytelling and guerilla art. Members of the community are invited to view the exhibit of work, participate in an interactive writing activity, receive published materials and enjoy student performances. Middle and high school students are invited to learn how they can become involved in The Storefront Project which offers free drop-in workshops throughout the summer.


North Soles Footwear 800 NW Wall. 10 years of BendFilm posters.


Art at the Oxford at The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota, Featuring oil paintings by Janice Druian and Vicki Shuck. July 3 thru July 26. A full exhibit of the artists’ work will be on display at Franklin Crossing, corner of Franklin and Bond. Billye Turner, art consultant, presents Art at the Oxford and provides additional info at 541-382-9398 or billyeturner@bendnet.com

Patagonia @ Bend 1000 NW Wall St., Suite 101, 541-382-6694, http://patagoniabend.com Photography by Mike Putnam. www.mikeputnamphoto.com.


Paul Scott Gallery 869 NW Wall Street, Suite 104, 541-330-6000, www.paulscottfineart.com. New works by Toni Doilney and Geoffrey Gorman.
Doilney is 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.
Gorman is a sculptor of unusual materials who captures the essence of each animal he creates. His use of found and lost objects assembled into curious and evocative shapes are what excites him and the viewer.


Peapod Glass 164 Greenwood Ave. 541-771-0690. Featuring music and art.


QuiltWorks 926 NE Greenwood Ave., 541-728-0527, reception from 5-7pm. Featured quilter Donna Cherry exhibits Celebrations! Thru July 31.


Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave., in the historic O’Kane building, 541-306-3176, www.redchairgallerybend.com. Natural Elements featuring three local artists. Dorothy Eberhardt loves to experience and capture those emotionally expressive windows of time in her photos. She feels nature gives us beautiful magic moments. Providing viewers with a heartfelt experience they would never have seen or felt if it were not for her sharing it with them is one of her goals in the photography. Oregon is a wonderful place to have adventures in pursuit of her vision and the extraordinary light that gives her those magical moments.
Larissa Spafford handcrafts unique lampwork glass beads and precious metal jewelry that is lighthearted and fun to wear. She skillfully creates each glass bead one at a time in the flame of a torch with love, care and attention to detail. In her newest work, she combines her most popular bead designs, new bead designs and handcrafted silver circles in unexpected new ways.
Deb Borine fell in love with glass 34 years ago when she made a leaded glass window. However, when she discovered fused glass six years ago, she knew she had found her medium. Deb has been continually drawn to the unlimited possibilities of texture, depth, and light that glass work provides. She continues to explore and experiment with the many different ways she and warm glass can both express themselves.


Sage Custom Framing & Gallery Exhibits 834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, www.sageframing-gallery.com. The High Desert Art League thru July. Interpretations: Works in a Series will explore each individual artist’s style in depicting the same or similar subject matter in multiple pieces. The High Desert Art League is a group of 12 artists who create works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, encaustic, photography, solvent transfer and printmaking. The members are Pam Jersey Bird, Cindy Briggs, Helen Brown, Pat Clark, Richard Frederick, Cameron Kaseberg, Jacqueline Newbold, Vivian Olsen, Barbara Slater, Joren Traveller, David Kinker and Janice Rhodes.

Silverado 1001 Wall St., 541-322-8792. Joseph Christensen of JC Lapidary. Oregon artist handcrafting beautiful jewelry featuring many stones from the Northwest.

The Silver Otter 706 SW Industrial Way, Suite 100, Bend. 541-241-7818. www.thesilverotter.com. Exhibiting a collection of locally made art and handmade crafts from all over the world.


Thump Coffee 25 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-388-0226. Featuring local artists.


Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond Street, Bend, 541-312-2001. Moving Forward, oil on canvas by Randy Groden Sr. who began drawing and painting as a young child. Groden’s current works reflect the last decade he spent on the tropical island of Maui, Hawaii. His range of work includes murals, landscapes, figures, ballet dancers and portrait commissions.


Tumalo Art Company at Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., #407, 541-385-9144, www.tumaloartco.com. Nature’s Flamboyance features artists Danae Bennett-Miller and Dorothy Freudenberg.
Dorothy Freudenberg’s colorful, multi-layered photographic images depict a lush, sometimes imagined, environment. “Many parts of nature, including creature and fauna, have the ability to astonish us with their exuberance and striking beauty, inspiring me to make art,” says Dorothy.
Danae Bennett-Miller is well-known for her sculptures in cast bronze and glass. Several of them grace public spaces in Central Oregon. An accomplished printmaker, she makes images of the animals that surround her life on the ranch she runs with her family.


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