November First Friday Gallery Events & Exhibit Openings

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Check out First Friday events, new exhibit openings and artist meet and greets for November’s First Friday in Bend and in the Old Mill.

Bend Senior Center
1600 SE Reed Market Rd.
541-388-1133 •
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 and watercolor, as well as outstanding photography. Showing thru November.

Blue Spruce Pottery
20591 Dorchester E.
541-382-0197 •
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 Health Careers Center
2600 NW College Way
541-383-7700 •
A solo exhibition of Portland artist and muralist David Carmack Lewis will be on display in Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) Health Careers Center lobby and first floor gallery thru November 19, with 12 works featured.
Lewis, who began his career as a newspaper staff artist, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and attended the South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education in Cardiff, Wales. His work has exhibited at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, The Arts Center in Corvallis and the Attic Gallery. The artist has received grant support from the Ford Family Foundation, the Oregon Arts Commission and Portland’s Regional Arts & Culture Council.
The building is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm; masks are required and distancing protocols will be followed.

COCC Pence Gallery
2600 NW College Way
541-383-7700 •
An exhibition of sculptures by Bend artist Greg Amanti, titled Sentinels, is showing at Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) Pence Pinckney Gallery from thru November 11.
Amanti attended the Art Institute of Seattle with a focus on commercial photography. A master mold maker, stone carver and critically acclaimed artist and artisan, he has worked at the two largest foundries on both coasts. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hinterland Art Space and the RedLine Contemporary Art Center.
The Pence gallery is open 10am-4pm, Monday-Thursday, and 10am-2pm Fridays. Masks are required and distancing protocols will be followed.

High Desert Museum
59800 S Hwy. 97
541-382-4754 •
Bend’s biggest little art show is back, presented by Bright Place Gallery. The Museum is hosting this year’s 20-Dollar Art Show, featuring thousands of pieces of original art by over 100 local artists thru November 10. Artwork is for sale thruout the duration of the show, and each $20 piece directly supports the artist.
Thru January 9, 2022, the Museum is continuing the exhibition that explores the intersection of art and science. Rethinking Fire dives into a subject familiar to all in Oregon — wildfire — and examines it through an artistic lens, resulting in works of sculpture, imagery and more.
And continuing thru May 8, 2022 is an exhibit from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out. In an intersection of science and art, the exhibit showcases the evolutionary journey of fish while displaying the ethereal beauty of the images. Species featured in the exhibit include the rainbow trout (Oncohynchus mykiss), native to the High Desert, and others such as Shiho’s seahorse (Hippocampus sindonis) and the rarely seen pelican eel (Eurypharynx pelecanoides).
To see additional current and permanent exhibits, visit

Jeffrey Murray Photography Gallery
118 NW Minnesota Ave.
541-325-6225 •
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 •
Please join Contemporary Realist Master Artist David Kreitzer at the Kreitzer Gallery and studio for First Friday 5-8pm, and throughout the month of November featuring Art That Heals. David paints stunning oils and watercolors of water landscapes, vineyard hills, Nishigoi Koi, lilies, Nebraska Mid-West Heritage, the human figure and Central Oregon splendor. Please call 805-234-2048.
In the tradition of Turner and Cezanne, painter David Kreitzer’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 Corporation, 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.

Layor Art + Supply
1000 NW Wall St., Ste. 110
541-322-0421 •
Layor Art is excited to be hosting Heather Moyer for the month of November. Heather Moyer is a self-taught artist who creates colorful and whimsical mixed media art on canvas. Full of movement and texture, her artwork is inspired by her local Central Oregon landscape where she spends much of her time hiking trails, rockhounding and taking photographs. Since moving to Central Oregon three years ago, her work focuses on the natural elements in the landscape such as juniper and pine trees, lava flows, mountains, skies, animals and the changing seasons. Her latest series is of classic Central Oregon locations such as Tumelo Falls, Oregon Badlands, Deschutes National Forest and the Painted Hills. Her work has been displayed at Layor Art + Supply for the past two years, and will be featured November 5, at the First Friday art walk in Bend. Her show goes thu the month of November, and can be viewed during Layor’s regular business hours: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm.,

Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Old Mill District, second story loft
541-330-0840 •
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. Call the studio for hours and appointments.

Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota Ave.
Featured at the Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend for the month of November, HDAL member Helen Brown will exhibit her watercolor batiks on rice paper. “I enjoy the texture of the rice paper together with the easy flow of watercolor that give my paintings an organic feel.”

Peterson Contemporary Art
206 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 1
541-633-7148 •
Please join Peterson Contemporary Art in welcoming three of Bends most talented artists for the November 5 First Friday Art Walk. Valerie Winterholler, Donald Yatomi and Ken Roth will all be in attendance sharing their most recent works of art and answering any questions that you may have. Our spacious gallery is located in the Franklin Crossing Building on the corner of Franklin and Bond Street in downtown Bend and the festivities are from 5-8pm. We have been looking forward to having these artists all together and are eager to share their skill and creativity with you.

Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave.
541-306-3176 •
Red Chair Gallery showcases five artists in September. Sue Dougherty shows spectacular new wildlife photos. Sue Lyon-Manley displays new plein air landscapes in pastel, oil and acrylic. Julia Kennedy presents beaded jewelry and Stephanie Stanley displays hand-woven scarves and cowls.
Open 10am-6pm on Monday-Saturday and 12-4pm on Sunday.

Sage Custom Framing & Gallery
834 NW Brooks St.
541-382-5884 •
Featured Show for November — Original and Hand Pulled: The Way of the Printmaker.
November’s show at Sage Gallery features the diverse printmaking techniques of 13 accomplished printmakers. This exhibition, Original and Hand Pulled: The Way of the Printmaker, honors the ancient tradition of printmaking. The gallery will be filled with a diverse range of printmaking techniques in hand-pulled prints. Viewers are invited to observe and contemplate the work of 13 local artists. The list of participants includes, Abney Wallace, Adrienne Phillips, Barbara Kennedy, Bob Faber, Carolyn Platt, Gin Laughery, Jane Quale, Janet Brockway, Jeanette Small, Jean Harkin, Michelle Lindblom, Paul Bennett and Adell Shetterly.
Show runs November 3-27, hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturday 12-4pm and by appointment. Open until 7pm on First Friday.

SageBrushers Art Society
117 SW Roosevelt Ave.
541-617-0900 •
SageBrushers Art Society presents its annual Affordable Art show in the society gallery. All items priced at $100 or less. The SageBrushers Gallery is open Friday and Saturday, 1-4 pm. Stop in and consider the gift of art for your holiday shopping! Showing thru December.

Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District
541-385-9144 •
November Exhibit at Tumalo Art Co. — Nancy Becker Hand-blown glass.
Dark to Light, an exhibit of Nancy Becker’s new hand-blown glass opens November 5 from 3-7pm during the Old Mill District’s First Friday Gallery Walk.
These new works embody Nancy’s ability to tune into natures music and imbue her creations with that rhythm. She is inspired to recreate the spirit of a place in her glass pieces using color and form. The transparency and color of hand-blown glass allows her to use light as a component of the work. After moving to Mississippi for five years and then back to Central Oregon she is now settled in her own space with a new working studio. It’s been a long and dusty road, thus the title of her new show encompassing both her evolution as a human and an artist—Dark to Light.
Tumalo Art Co. is an artist-run gallery in the heart of Bend’s Old Mill District, open seven days a week.

The Alexander
1125 NE Watt Way
458-256-6854 •
The Alexander is a great place to exhibit paintings, and each month Bend’s High Desert Art League features one of their artists in the big second floor mezzanine area. This month of November Vivian Olsen’s wildlife art is featured with a display of birds and mammals native to the North West. Included is a new set of small watercolors depicting four ‘fish-eating’ birds such as the Kingfisher and the Blue Heron, plus many others. Vivian says, “I’m always excited to paint birds and others animals and since I spent many years as a High School Art teacher I love to paint using different media such as watercolor, pastel, acrylic and sometimes oil.”

The Wine Shop
55 NW Minnesota Ave.
541-389-2884 •
The Wine Shop is showing recent work by Sagebrushers Art Society member Scott Dyer. Scott is showing oil paintings that span a range of subjects – from plein air to figurative to waterscape to wildlife to still life. Scott says, “I have always been drawn to the idea of capturing a moment on canvas, capturing the beauty, poetry and emotion of that moment. I draw inspiration from such painters as John Singer Sargent, JW Waterhouse, Joaquin Sorolla, Peter Wood and many others.” Showing thru November.

The Wooden Jewel
844 NW Bond St., Ste. 100
541-593-4151 •
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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