July First Friday

Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Suite 1. www.alledarealestate.com
Featuring artist Erin Prull who is a self-taught artist and has lived in Bend Oregon for close to 40 years. She works primarily with acrylic paints, often incorporating her love of batiks and other textiles, creating a unique mixed-media result. She uses bold rich colors in her work and is often drawn to adding gold leaf accents. Her current work includes a variety of images including seasonal Buddhas, crows and Mexican folk art.
“I am deeply grateful to be living this chapter of my life as an artist. Each day that I am able to paint and create art feels like a priceless gift. In my art, I try to capture those moments when we feel most fully alive…those poignant moments of grace and truth. To me, those moments represent the fullness of life…and isn’t that what we’re really all here for?”
Erin sells her original canvas paintings as well as giclee reproductions mounted on cradled birch panels. Her work can be found and purchased on her Etsy site.as well.

Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing
550 NW Franklin St.
An auction of artwork to benefit the High Desert Mural Festival (HDMF).
Participating festival muralists’ artwork, including art donated by a private art collector and the festival director, will be available for purchase. At the July 7 opening, a raffle will be held to benefit young artists of our community with scholarships for the Spring 2018 Teen Mural Project class taught collaboratively by Base Camp Studio and the HDMF.
The High Desert Mural Festival presents its September 16-17 celebration in the Makers District of Bend. In partnership with the District’s business association and the City of Bend, local artists will paint large scale murals in the Makers District, the Midtown Art Alley and on the Cosmic Depot Art Wall. The HDMF invites artists to participate and to contact www.highdesertmuralfestival.org
for information.
Douglas Robertson, a respected artist, founder and executive director of the festival, along with local artists, bring the project to life. Robertson notes that the festival is a reflection of artists’ desire to interact directly with the public. He adds that the HDMF, a 501c3 nonprofit, encourages positive artistic development as an economic driver in Bend as realized in major U.S.
cities and abroad.
No longer in the domain of anonymous “street art” night creations, murals presently generate respectable market sums. Former “street artist” now renowned artist, Banksy‘s Rat & Heart mural brought 106,250 GBP (Great Britain Pound) in auction at Sotheby’s London. Similarly, Shepard Fairey, creator of the OBEY street art label and the Obama Hope poster, completed a series of murals for the cities of Chicago and San Francisco.
From ancient Pompeii frescoes to the respected creations of Diego Rivera for New York’s Museum of Modern Art, murals occupy a significant role in global art. The High Desert Mural Festival supports this potential for Bend and encourages interested artists to contact the festival.
Billye Turner, art consultant, (billyeturner@bendnet.com), organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing.

Bend Art Center
550 SW Industrial Way, Ste 180, 541-330-8759, bendartcenter.org
Lee Kelly: Sculpture and Prints. Lee Kelly is a revered Northwest sculptor, painter and printmaker best known for his massive steel sculptures – placing him among other midcentury artists such as David Smith, Anthony Caro and Mark Disuvero. With support from Art in Public places, Kelly personally changed the Bend landscape with his outdoor sculptures Bend Gate (Bend Parkway and Revere Ave.) and Sound Garden (Reed Market & Mt. Bachelor Dr.)
Kelly’s travels to Asia, Central and South America strongly influenced his work in the 1990s–2000s. This exhibit presents his series of eight waterless lithographs, each paired with a small sculpture. These works reference kilim carpet designs that Kelly observed in Turkey. Working on a smaller scale, Kelly experiments with different surface treatments, paint, enamel on steel and gold and silver leaf.

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
821 NW Wall St.
Sarah Helen More is the owner of her own art and design studio where she provides her clients with custom fine art paintings inspired by their personal environments and unique spaces. She holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in textile design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Please join us to meet this exceptional artist and enjoy complimentary appetizers
and wine.

Century 21
550 NW Franklin Avenue
SageBushers artists Lee August, Gillian Burton and Gary Schubert. Lee likes acrylic paints because they offer an extremely wide range of uses and effects. Acrylics are also very forgiving which allows Lee to experiment with styles, surfaces, mixed media and subjects. Gillian’s work is fluid and loose reflecting her love of shape and design. She says she paints the things she loves, often without reference, thinking back on memories of a lifetime. Gary is principal of Colorplay Studio here in Bend. He had a very successful career in commercial art, and then along the way, he became an oil painter. Gray feels fortunate to be in fine art, a career he had hoped to be a part of since his youth. Within two years under the tutorage of professional artist, Jim Daly, he won three awards for his portraiture work and is prepared for commissions and other custom painting in either oils or acrylics.

City Walls at City Hall
710 NW Wall St., www.bendoregon.gov/abc
City Walls at City Hall, an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission, exhibition features a show entitled Artists Who Teach will open First Friday, April 7. Several local middle school, high school and college educators will be featured, presenting works in a variety of media. Thru September.

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

Desperado Boutique
Old Mill District, 330 SW Powerhouse Dr.
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. www.barbaraslater.com.

5 NW Minnesota Ave.
SageBrushers artists Kay Larkin and Jennifer Ware-Kempcke. Kay’s interest in photography led her to take many photography classes from middle school through college. Today she is an accomplished photographer who likes to explore relationships of subjects and their shadows and other optical phenomena. Jennifer works in watercolor, pastels and acrylics. A combination of realistic and imaginary infuse her work with the reverence she has for the high desert.

Feather’s Edge Finery
113 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-306-3162, www.thefeathersedge.com
Featuring functional, well crafted, handmade goods from Bend and beyond. We always have fun, new items featured for First Friday. Featuring Dorothy Holmes original art ranging from contemporary acrylics to unique bird paintings using acrylics and India ink. All pieces created in Bend where she lives with her three dogs. She was recently honored in gallery showing in New York in March for international women’s month.

Jeffrey Murray Photography
118 NW Minnesota Ave.
541-325-6225, www.jeffreymurrayphotography.com
Jeffrey Murray Photography 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., www.johnpauldesigns.com
Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals.

Junque in Bloom
50 SE Scott St.
SageBrushers artists Sandra Carron, Sue Lever and Kendra West. Sandra works in both acrylic and watercolor. Kendra likes to try new techniques and experiment with different styles and colors. Sue has worked with both oil and acrylic but most recently she has found watercolor to be challenging and fun.

Karen Bandy Design Jeweler
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 5, 541-388-0155, www.karenbandy.com
Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy is Central Oregon’s only national/international award-winning jewelry designer, specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and always very wearable. They fit the Central Oregon lifestyle, are made for each individual personally, and are always one-of-a-kind. Bandy is also an abstract painter.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30am-5pm, First Fridays, and by appointment at other times.

Layor Art + Supply
1000 NW Wall St., Ste 110, 541-322-0421, www.layorart.com
Sarah Helen More, an abstract oil painter inspired by textile designs.

Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
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. Thru 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.

Mockingbird Gallery
869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, www.mockingbird-gallery.com
Timeless Beauty, featuring John C. Traynor and Angela Mia De la Vega. Wine and jazz music provided by Rich Hurdle and friends. Cher will be offering samplings of her locally-made CadaDia cheese from her happy cows in Prineville. Traynor is a skilled painter in the tradition of the Dutch Masters. He suffuses his work with a soft rendering of light that captures the essence of nature in a quiet yet powerful way.
De la Vega’s figurative sculptures emanate a unique living spirit, which is something Angela achieves by truly knowing and loving her subjects. As she works, she feels her sculptures come to life.

800 NW Wall St.
Barbara Slater has been creating oil paintings for the past four decades. She is well known for her commission work and enjoys working with clients who wish to have their horses, pets, chickens and cows come to life on canvas. Her life-like portraits of animals are dramatic, refreshing and portray warmth.
“I paint what I love. I try to paint passionate paintings…. not just workable paintings, I feel a heart-felt connection to my work.” Her oil paintings will be on exhibit at thru July and an artist’s reception will be held at the Northsoles store July 7 during Bend’s First Friday Artwalk.

Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436
Art at the Oxford, Oxford Hotel, presents Magical Realism by Susan Busik with paintings thru August 26. The artist will attend the champagne opening on First Friday, July 7, from 5:30-8pm.
Busik’s whimsical and bold paintings celebrate her Latina heritage. Traditional in Hispanic art is magical realism or portrayal of the unseen, the spiritual in nature. Her art includes many such references including hummingbird and butterfly images as well as spirals of dots of brilliant color symbolizing spirit’s presence in our material world.
Her over-scale images of forests with full moons and dragon flies, boldly hued dahlias (Mexico’s national flower), are a tribute to the magic realism of the nation’s folk art. Adopted as a child, the artist knew nothing of her heritage. Learning of her birth mother’s Latina origins, she sought to connect to those roots with the surrealistic images and brilliant color of traditional
Mexican folk art.
With her newfound passion, Busik painstakingly taught herself the complexity of the folk art’s design and color. The process yielded a fearless painter, connected joyously to her past.
The lobby exhibition is open during all hours. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the Oxford Hotel exhibition schedule with info at 503-780-2828, billyeturner@bendnet.com

Pave Jewelry
101 NW Minnesota Ave.
SageBrushers artists Janet Rawlings and Michelle Oberg. After a career in technical drafting and design Janet turned to creating art. As an award winning Fine Artist she uses soft pastels and occasionally charcoals to show exceptional light and vibrancy for creation of beauty. Michelle works in watercolor, pastels, Chinese brush and acrylic. Her subjects are landscapes, portraits and some abstract. She says you continue to grow in art; it is a way of life and a
wonderful trip.

Peterson/Roth Gallery
206 NW Oregon Ave, Ste. 1,
541-633-7148, thegallery@petersonroth.com
Summer Exhibition featuring Christian Burchard and Korey Gulbrandson. Starting as an apprentice to furniture makers, Burchard quickly turned his attention to woodturning. His wood of choice is Pacific Madrone burl because as it dries, it warps, allowing the wood to take its own shape.
Gulbrandson starts each piece with a hand-crafted wood canvas and evolves with an accumulation of layers, manipulating wax and various mediums. Using a torch and carving tools Korey scribes and removes the layers.

Premiere Property Group
1133 NW Wall Street, Suite 104 in the Columbia Bank Building
Featuring Linda Probasco. After working as a banker for 40 years, Linda traded in corporate life for that of an impassioned artist, “I like to capture things that make me happy.” She works with all media: water color, oil, acrylic, charcoal, graphite pencil and pastels. Each piece is unique to itself as Linda captures everything from gardens, people/faces, animals, landscapes and much more. Come see her fantastic artwork on Friday, 4-7pm.

Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176
July brings on the heat and at Red Chair we have art created by earth and fire.
Anne von Heideken’s inspiration originated with a trip to the Southwest. Charmed by the Native American beaded jewelry, she fell in love with the bright and bold colors of the Southwest, the natural beauty of the area, the history and the story of mining the
local turquoise.
Helen Bommarito’s pottery ranges from elegant to whimsical. Her designs incorporate everything from organic impressions or a touch of Asian inspiration to pottery designed for children or the child within each of us.
Husband & wife team Jeff & Heather Thompson work with fire to create their incredible blown glass works. Traditional Italian glassblowing is the method used and the results include beautiful sea creatures and dramatic vases rich in color and shape.

Sage Custom Framing and Gallery
834 NW Brooks Street, 541-382-5884
Featured artist Ron Raasch Painting Without Fear — mixed media paintings. Painting Without Fear sums up Raasch’s approach to his art. Any medium may be used to depict a wide range of subjects in this show including rustic farm and country landscapes conjuring up visions of days gone by, abstracts fueled by his active imagination, his own twist on the human figure and much more. Raasch is not afraid of bold color or using new styles and techniques to tell his stories in paint and speak the many languages of art.
During the First Friday reception, the public can enjoy snacks, wine and live music by Rand and Dave. They will be playing a selection of ballads on their acoustic guitars.

Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond Street, Bend
Carissa Glenn, 541-312-2001
Two exhibits by Kristen Buwalda. Pushing for the human exchange and interaction, Bend artist, Kristen Buwalda created Speak Lightly as she reflects upon society’s obsession with the light of the screen held in our hands. The permanent movement through world contained in the internet removes one from the moment, kindness no longer considered through instantaneous digital words, all attention is bound to the screen.
Standing to protect ourselves and those we love, the Women of Power exhibit reveals heroes and warriors in their element.
Sarah B. Hansen, Mixed Media, Open Thoughts

Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District, www.tumaloartco.com, 541-385-9144
Sarah B. Hansen shows new works in her solo show, Nature Unplugged.
Looking to nature to escape modern distractions using watercolor, gouache and collage in a semi-abstract manner, Sarah’s art conveys a sensation of peace and inner strength. Depth and texture in her mixed-media work of the Pacific Northwest illustrate a multi-layered process of connecting back to that central core of being.
Sarah has developed a technique of painting on re-purposed, recycled Plexiglas that involves creating texture by applying gesso and collaged items in addition to calligraphic marks, words or patterns onto the sheeting. As a result, the surface becomes an intriguingly unique base for her loose, textural watercolors.

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