July First Friday Gallery Events & Exhibit Openings in Bend

The Alexander
1125 NE Watt Way
458-256-6854 • thealexanderbend.com
Redmond artist, Rebecca Sentgeorge, will continue to be featured in a solo exhibition thru July at The Alexander on NE Watt Way. The show, which is titled Asian Flair, focuses on the beauty of the land, its people and culture. The artist’s intent was to recreate the essence of people and place. This series showcases Sentgeorge’s exquisite use of color and form and is an affirmation of all our shared humanity through the connections every culture feels to the land and people, regardless to the culture.
Sentgeorge is a member of the High Desert Art League and the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

Bend Senior Center
1600 SE Reed Market Rd.
541-388-1133 • bendparksandrec.org/facility/bend-senior-center
The Bend Senior Center at the new Larkspur Community Center is showing art by members of the SageBrushers Art Society. Come visit the new facility and enjoy beautiful paintings in acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolor, as well as outstanding photography. Showing thru July.

Blue Spruce Pottery
20591 Dorchester E.
541-382-0197 • bluesprucepottery.com
This family-owned business has been making handmade pottery in Bend since 1976. Call to arrange a time to come shop their large selection of mugs, bowls, casseroles, lamps and more. Shop online and have gifts shipped directly to your family and friends. You can also find Blue Spruce Pottery at Red Chair Gallery in downtown Bend.

COCC Barber Library
2600 NW College Way
541-383-7700 • cocc.edu
An exhibition of more than 20 works by Sisters-based painter Brad Earl, titled Just Around the Corner, is showing at Central Oregon Community College’s Barber Library rotunda gallery thru July 31.
An architect and artist who recently relocated to Oregon from Philadelphia, Earl describes his subject matter as urban street scenes, old movie theater facades and antique typewriters. “Decidedly architectural in nature, many of my streetscapes are an amalgam of pieces of different facades, often with restaurants and hotels that exist only on the ‘Main Street’ of my mind,” the artist said in a statement. His work has shown at numerous juried shows and private galleries.
The Barber Library is open during summer term (thru August 28) from 8am to 3pm, Monday-Thursday.

High Desert Museum
59800 S Hwy. 97
541-382-4754 • highdesertmuseum.org
Continuing at the Museum, Lair: Light and the Art of Stephen Hendee. The New York Times art critic Roberta Smith once reviewed his work as being like a “collaboration between the creators of Spider Man, the set designers for 2001: A Space Odyssey, and maybe Star Trek, and the computer artists involved with Tron.” Now, the glowing, high-tech world of Stephen Hendee is at the High Desert Museum. On display thru November 27.
Vanishing Night: Conserving Dark Skies in the High Desert continues thru July 10, featuring breathtaking large-scale imagery of the changing High Desert skies and information about the harm light pollution causes to wildlife. It also offers simple solutions for all residents to cut back their use of artificial light.
Continuing thru September 25, Imagine a World considers the ambitions, intentions and outcomes (sometimes disastrous) of intentional communities in the High Desert and Western United States over the past half century. It highlights contemporary artists as well, sharing their visions of alternative worlds and futures. Imagine a World invites each of us to reflect on how we are.

Jeffrey Murray Photography Gallery
118 NW Minnesota Ave.
541-325-6225 • jeffreymurrayphotography.com
The Jeffrey Murray Photography Gallery features the work of local photographer Jeffrey Murray. Visitors can browse comfortably in the two-story gallery enjoying visually adventurous displays of landscape, wildlife and contemporary work. Open daily Tuesday-Sunday.

Kreitzer Gallery
20214 Archie Briggs Rd.
805-234-2048 • KreitzerArt.com
TRADITION LIVES: Find peace and healing in the profound depiction of the waters and lands of the West, as well as vineyards, koi, florals, fantasy and figures in the art of Contemporary Realist David Kreitzer. In the tradition of Turner and Cezanne, painter David’s love of nature, fantasy and the human form, propels him to create exquisitely detailed, mood-invoking landscapes, figures and striking still life floral studies in a variety of mediums. A full time artist for 55 years, David’s career began with sold out shows at Maxwell Gallery in San Francisco. David grew up as the son of a Lutheran minister who, due to his vocation, moved his family frequently throughout the Nebraska countryside. Kreitzers’ works are in the collections of Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, Hirschhorn Foundation, Revlon Coporation, Olga Corporation, Barnes-Hind Corporation, Sinclair Paints, Lloyd’s Bank, Cargill Corporation and the San Diego, Santa Barbara, Nebraska and Minnesota Museums. Private collectors include Ray Bradbury, Mary Tyler Moore, Michael Douglas, Pepe Romero, Quinn Martin, Raymond Burr and Robert and Linda Takken.
“David Kreitzer… is a highly traditional figure painter who demonstrates how much poetic intensity the old tradition can still contain.” ~Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle.
Open daily and for monthly First Friday Art Walk.

Layor Art + Supply
1000 NW Wall St., Ste. 110
541-322-0421 • layorart.com
This July, Layor Art + Supply is showing art by Zach Filkins. Zach’s exhibit, Atmosphere, instills an overall feeling of nostalgia and mystery in the visual story telling that each painting holds. Rather than detailing a story or assigning meaning to colors like he has in previous shows; his intention with the content is to remain vague enough to allow the personal experiences of the viewer to fill in a story of their own. These pieces focus on the magic of common spaces. The atmosphere of it all. The show kicks off on July 1 for First Friday Art Walk, 5-9pm and can be viewed thruout July during Layor’s regular business hours: Monday thru Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; and Sunday, 12-4pm.

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. Thru the twins’ collaborative process, they distill literal imagery into vivid blocks of color and texture, creating an abstracted view of their surroundings. Call the studio for hours and appointments.

Mockingbird Gallery
869 NW Wall St.
541-388-2107 • mockingbird-gallery.com
Mockingbird Gallery is excited to celebrate First Friday Art Walk on July 1 from 5-8pm featuring work from all our talented artists covering a wide range of subject matter. We will feature paintings, bronze sculpture and mixed media from members of our gallery family. We are fortunate to have so many gifted participants in this month’s show. Our artists are inspired by so many things: nature, wildlife, people and places. So please stop by on First Friday to visit with us, mingle with the artists and enjoy some classical/jazz music. These exhibits will continue thru the end of July.

Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota Ave.
541-382-8436
The Oxford Hotel is continuing to feature High Desert Art League member, Rebecca Sentgeorge, in Walk a Mile in My Shoes, featuring watercolor paintings and mixed media pieces during the month of July.
Rebecca said, “All of the shoes depicted in the paintings are empty, just waiting for the viewer to fit them on and imagine where those shoes have been, and the road they have taken.” The world could be a better place if we all could put ourselves in another’s shoes and try to see their point of view.
Rebecca has a degree in art and was an art educator for 40 years. She has lived and taught in China, Japan, Australia and the U.S., and has artwork in private collections in each of those places as well as having taught workshops in Thailand, Japan, China, California and Nova Scotia. Rebecca teaches occasional workshops in Central Oregon.
In addition to the High Desert Art League, Rebecca is vice president of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and was a Fulbright Memorial Fund Participant. She was selected to participate in the National Consortium of Teaching about Asia, and the Teachers Institute of Contemporary Art.

Peterson Contemporary Art
550 NW Franklin Ave.
541-633-7148 • pcagallery.com
Peterson Contemporary Art is excited to celebrate First Friday Art Walk on July 1 from 5-8pm featuring work from all our talented artists covering a wide range of subject matter. We will feature paintings, bronze sculpture and mixed media from members of our gallery family. We are fortunate to have so many gifted participants in this month’s show. Our artists are inspired by so many things: nature, wildlife, people and places. So please stop by on First Friday to visit with us, mingle with the artists and enjoy some classical/jazz music. These exhibits will continue thru the end of July.

Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave.
541-306-3176 • redchairgallerybend.com
In July, Red Chair Gallery showcases the wildlife photography of Sue Dougherty and plein air landscapes in pastels by Sue Lyon Manley. Pottery by Eleanor Murphey, featuring fruits, flowers and sea creatures, will adorn the pedestals. Jewelry by Anne Von Heideken will also be highlighted. Located at the corner of Bond Street and Oregon Avenue, Red Chair Gallery is open seven days a week: Monday-Saturday, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 12-4pm. Open late on Friday, July 1 for First Friday.

Sage Custom Framing & Gallery
834 NW Brooks St.
541-382-5884 • sageframing-gallery.com
For the month of July, Sage Custom Framing and Gallery is excited to continue to show a diverse and thought provoking selection of acrylic paintings done by local artist Sue Vordenberg. Bold, Curious & Eclectic is showing thru July 30.
In Sue’s own words: “Curiosity and boldness are basic to my representations of the world, through the eclectic selection of subjects, manipulation of colors and compositional elements and varying degrees of abstraction and surrealism. My goals are to be absorbed joyfully in the process and to stimulate lasting delight and curiosity in viewers and collectors.
“Reference photos are usually my starting point for a painting regardless of subject. Sometimes I work abstractly from the beginning, but more often I begin realistically. Before long my curiosity leads me to working the idea more unconventionally resulting in more abstraction or surrealism. I want my painting first to stimulate a compelling visceral reaction in viewers and second to stimulate viewers’ curiosity both about my artistic decisions and their own reaction to the painting. The subject portrayal may be boldly bold, or boldly subtle but there nearly always will be some degree of boldness in my interpretation, with color choices often driving the final effect. I paint in acrylic and use both flat brushes and palette knives. Sometimes I add collage or use gel plate. I believe strongly in life-long learning, and so experimenting gleefully with subject, composition, technique and effect.
“Creative problem solving as a community college vice president, and creative expression as a violinist provided experiences and insights fundamental to my curious, bold and eclectic approach to painting. David Kinker, Jane Davies, Scott Gellatly and other artists have contributed to my understanding of visual art history, concepts and techniques.”
Open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday, 12-4pm; and First Friday reception 4-7pm.

SageBrushers Art Society
117 SW Roosevelt Ave.
541-617-0900 • sagebrushersartofbend.com
SageBrushers Art Society presents a show of current works by members working in water media (watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink). The SageBrushers Gallery is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 1-4pm. Showing thru August.

Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District
541-385-9144 • tumaloartco.com
Adell Shetterly featured in July at Tumalo Art Co.
Printmaker Adell Shetterly has followed her own artistic path as defined in ink. P3 Press | Pull | Print, opening July 1, from 3-7pm during the Old Mill District First Friday Gallery Walk at Tumalo Art Co., features original hand-pulled prints that investigate various printmaking processes and techniques.
Every print image is pressed onto paper, then pulled by hand with the impression transferred from the plate to paper to create a unique 1/1 image. Adell unlocks her imagination to the possibilities in print questioning, “What would happen IF?” She presents new work, rich and diverse in wealth of marks, color, layers and lines. Drawing on imagery — that ranges in style from abstract to deconstructed landscapes — Adell’s creations are inspired by nature, memories and moments of daily life.
Tumalo Art Co. is an artist-run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill District, open seven days a week.

The Wine Shop
55 NW Minnesota Ave.
541-389-2884 • thewineshopbend.com
The Wine Shop is showing photographs by Sagebrushers Art Society member Michele McKay.
“I love roaming in all types of landscapes and allowing my attention to be drawn to the unique. My rambles here and abroad are an engaging form of moving mindfulness, and in recent years I’ve practiced capturing singular moments of time, place and perception through photographs and haiku notes. Much of my enjoyment lies in making photographs that are not digitally altered or enhanced, and discovering how these images can express the nature of particular elements and experiences.” Showing thru July.

The Wooden Jewel
844 NW Bond St., Ste. 100
541-593-4151 • thewoodenjewel.com
The Wooden Jewel invites Central Oregon to come in and be amazed at the variety of fine art works — both paintings and sculptures — as well as and unique, contemporary, handmade custom jewelry, all by local and international artists.

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