First Friday September 7


East Meets West at Frank Crossing, Sculptures by Galen Ruud, Holly Rodes Smithey and Randy Smithey at Atelier 6000, People’s Choice award at City Hall, New ceramic artists, Sheryl Zacharia and Bill Evans, at Paul Scott Gallery, Color Fusion at Red Chair Gallery, Paul Carew Photography at Sage Custom Framing and new works by Tracy Leagjeld and Carla Spence at Tumalo Art Company.

1. Atelier 6000, 541-330-8759. 2. Bend d’Vine, 541-323-3277. 3. Cascade School of Music, 541-382-6866. 4. City Hall, 541-388-5517. 5. Desperado, 541-749-9980. 6. Franklin Crossing, 541-382-9398. 7. Karen Bandy Studio, 541-388-0155. 8. Lubbesmeyer Studio, 541-330-0840. 9.  Paul Scott Gallery, 541-330-6000. 10. Red Chair Gallery, 541-306-3176. 11. Sage Custom Framing & Gallery, 541-382-5884. 12. Strictly Organic, 541-647-1402. 13. Tumalo Art Co., 541-385-9144.

Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin, celebrates First Friday with East Meets West, a fine art exhibit featuring artists working east of the Cascades.
Sandy Brooke, associate professor at OSU-Cascades and Melinda Thorsnes, well-known figurative artist of Portland, collaborated to introduce and exhibit professional and contemporary work by participating artists from Central and Eastern Oregon at The Blackfish Gallery in Portland during August.  Now moving to Bend, the exhibit continues thru September.
The ten artists in the show include two dimensional artists Sandy Brooke – oil and oil stick, Shari Dallas – oil, Terry Gloeckler – mixed media, Don Gray – oil, Sandra Harris – acrylic, William Hoppe – mixed media, Frank Janzen – mixed media and Randy Redfield – oil. The three dimensional artists are Andrew Wachs, steel with patina and Peter Meyer, stoneware and mixed media.  Melinda Thorsnes (oil) also appears as a guest artist. The work ranges from abstract painting, photography and mixed media such as Janzen’s (master printmaker at Crow Shadow Institute of the Arts near La Grande) work combining photography, prints and smoke, to ceramic and steel sculpture.
Ceylon Blue, at Franklin Crossing, will serve appetizers and wine with the popular Tommy Leroy trio performing jazz with Andy Armor, piano, George Bouhey, drums and Tom Freedman, bass.   Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing and provides additional information at 541-382-9398.

Atelier 6000 389 SW Scalehouse Ct. Suite 120.  541-330-8759,   High Desert Journal (HDJ) will exhibit the work of painter Ellen McFadden thru October 3. Sculptures by Galen Ruud, Holly Rodes Smithey and Randy Smithey will also be on display.
“McFadden is an undiscovered jewel,” said HDJ’s managing editor, Elizabeth Quinn. “Her work has never been exhibited before. It is time for the attention and accolades McFadden deserves.” The exhibit will combine the strong lines of sculpture with the brilliant ones of McFadden’s for a dynamic combination.

Bend City Walls at City Hall Exhibition 710 NW Wall Street. 541-388-5517, Who will be the People’s Choice Award Winning
Artist and Organization for INSIDE::OUT? Find out at 6pm, First Friday,  Drawing at 7pm to win gift baskets and more. INSIDE::OUT theme “Bend’s external environment inspires our internal environment (mental, physical, emotional & spiritual).”
The next show, UNSEEN::WORLD, will open October 5 and partners with Bend Research and the Bend Science Station. The theme is “Bend’s unseen world inspires community.”

Bend d’Vine on Wall Street and The Wine Shop and Tasting Bar at 55 NW Minnesota featuring Powskichic of Bend, a/k/a Brenda Reid Irwin (also showing at Hot Box Betty). 541-550-7174.

Cascade School of Music 200 NW Pacific Park Lane, on the Deschutes River, just upstream from the Portland Ave. Bridge. 541-382-6866. First Friday Parents’ Night Out…call to hold your spot. Kids age 4 to 12 enjoy supervised art and music-related activities, then end the evening with a musically-inspired, age-appropriate movie (complete with popcorn).

Desperado Contemporary & Nostalgic Western Store 330 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District. 749-9980. Painter Barbara Slater lives in Bend and 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 foucs with images of vibrant roosters, horses, cows and other barnyard residents.  Painting these rural inhabitants with love and respect, Slater gives each animal an attitude and personality. She will be featuring new works through August with a special event on August 10 with a Western Rendezvous discount on select items.  

Hawthorn Healing Arts Center 39 NW Louisiana Ave., 541-330-0334. Featured Artist Teresa Leigh Ander – DreamScape Painting Therapy.

John Paul Designs 1006 NW Bond St., 541-318-5645. Custom Jewelry + Signature Series. 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. Tucked behind Thump coffee and Aleda real estate, Karen Bandy’s studio is not easy to find but well worth the effort. You will see original jewelry and fine art all designed and created by Karen Bandy. The colors will wow you, the designs will intrigue you, and you’ll be amazed at how comfortable her jewelry is to wear. Once you own an original Karen Bandy design you will keep coming back for more.  Most of Bandy’s jewelry clients are repeat clients, and they are now collecting her paintings too. “The connection of the paintings with the jewelry is evident in my work, even though it is for the most part an unconscious connection. I’m sure the years of designing jewelry, my use of color and shapes, drives me in my paintings but I never set out deliberately to make that connection. It just happens,” says Bandy.

Lahaina Galleries at the Old Mill 541-388-4404, Inventory clearance – the sale will include frames, furniture, sculpture stands as well as paintings, prints and sculptures. This is a great opportunity for art lovers to come get some amazing deals. The gallery, which has been a wonderful addition to the Old Mill District for more than ten years, is closing November 1.

Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery The Old Mill District, 2nd Story Loft, 541-330-0840, Featuring the fiber art and paintings of twin artists Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer.  The twins’ love of the nature as well as their interest in architecture is represented through the twins’ unique collaboration of blending their styles.  Visit the gallery and studio for a view of their latest work on exhibit as well as in process.

Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St, 541-388-2107, Wild Spirit, Run Free, a two person show featuring new work of Lindsay Scott and Mick Doellinger.  Both artists will be present for the Thursday and Friday night openings and music will be provided on First Friday by Rich Hurdle and Friends. Scott and Doellinger share a passion for Africa and its wildlife, and both are concerned for conservation of wildlife worldwide. Doellinger’s bronze sculptures have a loose, impressionistic style, in stark contrast to Lindsay’s highly detailed paintings and drawings. Scott and Doellinger have been accepted into the Autry Museum’s annual Masters of the American West exhibition in Los Angeles in February 2013.
Also in September, Mockingbird Gallery presents High Desert Plein-Air 2012, featuring plein-air paintings of “fresh local landscapes” from the Mockingbird Gallery artists, and will open Saturday, September 29, 5-8pm.

Paul Scott Gallery 869 NW Wall Street, Suite 104, 541-330-6000, Paul Scott Gallery announces the addition of two new ceramic artists, Sheryl Zacharia and Bill Evans.
Zacharia, a New York artist, is nationally known for her one-of-a-kind ceramic vessels. Her hand-built large scale vessels with colorful glazing are both striking and an artistic achievement that has helped her develop a loyal following of devoted collectors.
Evans, a Washington artist, is nationally known for his one of a kind animal sculptures. His simple yet dramatic use of clay and pigment captures the true essence of the animal. His works are best described as uniquely intriguing.

QuiltWorks 926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527.  Featured Quilter: Betty Anne Guadalupe’s machine quilting using fabrics circa 1990 Ratti, Braghenti, Castellini and D’Este fine fashion fabrics that have been created by 12 contemporary quilters. The UnderCover Quilters will be showing their third exhibit in our gallery, this year’s book is Jane Kirkpatrick’s Love to Water My Soul. 

Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave. in the historic O’Kane building, 541-306-3176, Color Fusion features Joanie Callen who began her study of mosaic glass in 2002. Her initial interest was in the technique known as pique assiette which is the creation of artistic images using broken china. Joanie furthered her studies of classical mosaics in Ravenna, Italy. The technique she learned was the ancient Byzantine method of setting tesserae (pieces of glass) directly into a mortar bed. Her Italian experience inspired her to translate the ancient technique into a modern interpretation. Her whimsical artwork utilizes a variety of materials, including, but not limited to art glass imported from Italy and Mexico, dichroic glass, mirror glass, beads and sometimes eccentric found objects.  
Sue Lyon-Manley’s recent body of work reflects her love of the Central Oregon landscape.She works mainly in “plein-aire” or in the open air, completing the majority of her pieces on-site at favorite locales.  While painting, Lyon-Manley allows her physical and intellectual sensations to fuse with her painting, creating exciting impressionistic landscapes.   
Anne von Heideken creates unique jewelry that illustrates her love of natural stones and pearls.  She enjoys creating by hand and is always on the hunt for that “one of a kind” element for her pieces. Her jewelry ranges from very feminine to the large pieces that are so popular right now.
Sage Custom Framing & Gallery Exhibits 834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884. Featured artist Paul Carew – Photography.  A native New Englander at heart, Carew moved west in 2007 after devoting much of his career as a staff photographer to the University of Massachusetts.  He now resides in Bend where he devotes much of his time to exploring the wilds of Central Oregon’s backcountry.  His work tends to avoid the usual, focusing attention on what a hiker might see while strolling the Badlands Wilderness or some obscure meadow deep within the Deschutes National Forest.
As Carew says, “If nothing else, the pure simplicity of my work defines that age old saying…’You had to be there!’”

Tumalo Art Company at Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. #407, 541-385-9144, New works by Tracy Leagjeld and Carla Spence – show combines work by two extraordinary colorists—monotypes by Leagjeld and acrylics by Spence.
Leagjeld presents her signature Central Oregon landscapes along with recent work depicting urban Portland scenes, including bridges. Though different for Leagjeld, this body of work showcases her confident use of color, shape and line to build emotionally descriptive images with a strong sense of place.
Spence abstracts the landscape with blocks of strong, rich color. Influenced by Bauhaus and Mondrian, and her own distinctive vision, she uses the landscape as a take-off point to create a vivid visual experience. Spence has traveled extensively and brings those influences to her work.

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