January First Friday Artwalk

(Artwork above, Cauldron On Fire by Katherine Taylor)

Celebrate the New Year with January’s First Friday Artwalk. Check out our listing of galleries, exhibits, artist receptions and more in Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District.

Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin St.
Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, First Friday, January 4, 5-8pm, exhibits Randal Leigh’s Parietal Art and Petroglyph Suite. The exhibit continues through January 27. In the current artwork on display at Franklin Crossing, Randal Leigh depicts “ancient art of distant millennia” and his respect for those artists whose creations date back to the dawn of artistic expression. He notes his intrigue with “our ancient artistic predecessors who stood in reverent, silent, creative solitude through distant millennia to portray the life and soul of that era with elegant and evocative depictions.”

Bend Art Center
550 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 180 • 541-330-8759 • bendartcenter.org
On display at Bend Art Center from January 4-27 is the Winter x Winter exhibit. In this site-specific art installation, 32 Northwest artists were invited to generate multi-media works about creating a shared landscape through the exploration of our own internal landscape and responding to the places we call home. Also on display in January, A6 studio artist Cody Ward presents his series Phenomenology. This series is an exploration into human consciousness and self-awareness. How do we distinguish validity from illusion? What role does this play in the greater picture? Inviting the viewer to examine perception and knowledge creation through the relationship and interaction between object and color. Ward will be printing in the studio on First Friday, January 4, from 5-7pm.

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
821 NW Wall St. • 541-383-7600 • cascadesothebysrealty.com
Please join us January 4 at our Downtown Bend Showroom from 5-8pm to enjoy the artwork of Jennifer Cohoon. Cohoon’s primary focus is on acrylic paintings. The event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your hosts for the evening, Rhonda and Blake Garrison, with co-sponsors Academy Mortgage.

Jeffrey Murray Photography
118 NW Minnesota Ave. • 541-325-6225 • jeffreymurrayphotography.com
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. • 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., Ste. 5 • 541-388-0155 • karenbandy.com
Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy a Central Oregon national/international award-winning jewelry designer and abstract painter, specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and very wearable.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30am-5pm, First Fridays and by appointment.

Layor Art + Supply
1000 NW Wall St., Ste. 110 • 541-322-0421 • layorart.com
Layor Art & Supply will be featuring the dynamic work of local husband and wife; Tricia and Bill Huggins. Tricia’s work is influenced by the beautiful Oregon scenery and artists such as Matisse, and Van Gogh. She is known for her strong use of black lines and bright colors. Bill’s work is a unique blend of bold colors and expressionist brushstrokes. He is inspired by music, art and the experiences of the lives around him. Come see this duos presentation and be inspired!

Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Old Mill District, second story loft
541-330-0840 • 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. Working studio/gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday.

Mary Medrano Studio
25 NW Minnesota Ave., #12 • 408-250-2732 • marymedrano.com
Step away from the crowds and relax in an art studio that is filled with the latest works by Mary Medrano. Located above Thump Coffee and across from the Oxford Hotel in the heart of downtown is a hidden gem of a studio. Stop in and see what’s new.

Mockingbird Gallery
869 NW Wall St. • 541-388-2107 • mockingbird-gallery.com
Mockingbird Gallery’s First Friday Art Walk will open January 4 from 5-9pm.  We will feature Oregon Explored, a one person show featuring the oil paintings of Oregon artist Jennifer Diehl.  Please stop in, sip a glass of wine and enjoy the music of The Ryan Camastral Trio while you enjoy an evening of art.

North Soles Footwear
800 NW Wall St. • 541-312-8566
Three painting styles as different as individuals can be, but show together as a group from the High Desert Art League, this exhibit at North Soles in Downtown Bend will be up through January. Dee McBrien-Lee paints beautiful expressive abstract acrylics in a large format. Helen Brown works in watercolor on rice paper which results in loose, textured paintings, while Jacqueline Newbold’s journeys give her a never-ending source of inspiration to represent little gems of the world in her color-filled paintings.

Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota Ave. • 541-382-8436
The Oxford Hotel presents Debra Millette’s playful images of Pet Selfies with Their Persons, acrylic paintings of much adored cats, dogs and horses featuring herself and other pet enthusiasts. The exhibit opens on December 31 and runs through February 22. The artist will attend the champagne public reception on First Friday, January 4 from 5:30-7:30pm.

Peterson/Roth Gallery
206 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 1 • 541-633-7148 • thegallery@petersonroth.com • petersonroth.com
Peterson/Roth Gallery will be showcasing new work for the new year from all of our gallery artists. Peterson/Roth is located on the corner of Wall St. and Oregon St. below the Silverado jewelry store.  Come and enjoy a completely new art experience!

Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave. • 541-306-3176 • redchairgallerybend.com
January may be a frigid month, but Red Chair will be foreshadowing spring with the focus on three artists who revel in color. Pamela Louis, a member of the Wasco tribe living on the Warm Springs Reservation, uses a sgraffito (meaning “to scratch”) technique to scrape away brightly colored underglazes to show the white porcelain foundation on her pottery. While she sometimes employs Native American motifs such as feathers and petroglyphs, she also portrays finely drawn birds and flowers “just so I can make something that’s pretty,” she says. Kim McClain, a mixed media artist, also favors brilliant flowers as well as symbols such as hearts and angels in her work. She often includes quotations in her pieces because “it’s like putting the color and painting into words,” she says. Jewelry artist Julia Kennedy, who specializes in bead weaving with plenty of bling, is also featured. Bead weaving entails sewing tiny beads into patterns using a needle and thread. A necklace can contain a thousand beads, hand-sewn one by one. Kennedy’s creations evoke jewelry from the Victorian era as well as more modern designs.

Sage Custom Framing & Gallery
834 NW Brooks St. • 541-382-5884 • sageframing-gallery.com
Featured show continuing this month is Images of Winter running through January 26. Images of Winter conjures up images of clean freshly fallen snow, holiday celebrations, family gatherings, curling up in front of a warm fire and sleeping gardens waiting for Spring to start fresh. Different thoughts, images and memories come to mind for us all. This winter a group of local artists capture their own insights about this time of year on paper and canvas, with brush, pencil, pen and ink. Come enjoy their creative depictions of the winter season.

SuZ Morrow Studio
Willow Lane Artists Studio
400 SE 2nd St. • 541-640-2414
SuZ Morrow offers original paintings in acrylic and oil of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Her style is surreal and impressionistic, with several abstract works as well. Stop in and enjoy the colorful expression of the soul of Oregon — it’s mountains, desert,waterfalls, coast, wildlife and people. Working studio/gallery open Monday – Friday afternoons.

5 NW Minnesota Ave.
TIAA Bank will be exhibiting acrylic paintings by SageBrushers artists Jack Bridges and Sherri Overholser. Stop in to see lovely landscapes and
related subjects.

Townshend’s Tea Company
835 NW Bond St.
Abstract painter Kristine Cooper exhibit continues through January at Townshend’s Tea Company. Bend artist Kristine Cooper’s bright whimsical acrylic paintings represent visual diaries of her life. When life gives you mountains, make the most of it! Finding sparks of inspiration while hiking, paddle boarding or sitting in a coffee shop, Cooper uses art as a way to tell a story, convey a feeling or process life and as an escape at the end of the day. Exhibit will be on display through January 31.

Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District
541-385-9144 • tumaloartco.com
January Group Show at Tumalo Art Company: JOY, a group show about our artists expressions of joy, is being holdover through January. Each artist has written a personal bit about why the art they are showing brings them joy. It might be a particular technique, an experience, or subject matter. Join us January 4 from 4-8pm to celebrate the new year and see this diverse and interesting show. Tumalo Art Co. will be participating in the community-wide Joy Project starting in early January with an interactive installation, displayed on the outside of the gallery. We invite everyone to write about “what brings me joy” on an orange tag. Tumalo Art Co. is an artist-run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill District open 7 days a week.

White Water Taphouse
1043 NW Bond St.
White Water Taphouse will continue their two displays by artists Michael Lee and Joshua Stills. Michael is a retired engineer who now creates custom still and moving woodwork. Joshua is a professional photographer who captures images of landscapes and architecture.Both artists will have several pieces of their art displayed at the Taphouse through January.

The Wine Shop
55 NW Minnesota Ave.
The Wine Shop will feature the work of SageBrushers Art Society members Sue McLaughlin and Jennifer Ware-Kempke during January. The exhibit includes floral, still life and landscape subjects exploiting the luminous and sometimes serendipitous quality of the watercolor medium. Works in oil and pastel are also included. Showing through January.

The Wooden Jewel
844 NW Bond St., Ste. 100 • 541-593-4151 • thewoodenjewel.com
We would like to welcome you to the new location of The Wooden Jewel on Bond in Downtown Bend. Wooden Jewel represents 25 jewelry designers and welcomes our first artist for First Friday — Oregon artists and sculptor, Heather Greene.


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