October First Friday Gallery Events & Exhibit Openings in Bend

The Alexander
1125 NE Watt Way
458-256-6854 • thealexanderbend.com
Landscapes by Bend artist Janet Frost are featured in a solo exhibition during the months of October and November at The Alexander on NE Watt Way. Entitled Impressions of Central Oregon,” the show includes oil paintings of some of the region’s most recognizable locations, such as Mount Bachelor and Fort Rock, as well as more intimate subjects, such as the abundant willows that line the area’s rivers.
Frost is a member of the High Desert Art League, Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.

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 October.

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 Rotunda Gallery
2600 NW College Way
541-383-7560 • cocc.edu/departments/library
An exhibition by mixed-media artist Lloyd McMullen, titled Brave New World, is showing at Central Oregon Community College’s Barber Library Rotunda Gallery from October 4 to November 29, with a reception from 4-6pm on Thursday, October 13.
The Bend-based artist integrates found objects into two- and three-dimensional “constructions” that serve as metaphor for persistence. This exhibition includes a hummingbird made from a rusty can and cast-off wood, a cockroach made with plastic detritus and a fish fashioned from discarded netting. “Every day dawns with more change,” the artist said. “My work questions how we survive and adapt. These times demand tenacity and spirit.”
McMullen is a local arts activist who has worked with Atelier 6000 and the Central Oregon Arts Association and was a founding member of Artists Local 101, a local art group that founded “Trashformations, a community art event that challenged participants to make original work from scrapyard materials.
The Barber Library is open from 8am-6pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm Fridays and 12-7pm on Sundays.

High Desert Museum
59800 S Hwy. 97
541-382-4754 • highdesertmuseum.org
Tickets are on sale NOW for The 20-Dollar Art Show Opening Night Party! Join us Friday, October 28 for Bend’s biggest little art show featuring thousands of pieces of original art by over 100 local artists, each piece selling for only $20. Costumes encouraged. Portions of the event will be held outside, rain or shine. Come dressed for the elements!
Art lovers can still visit the Museum to purchase art from The 20-Dollar Art Show after the Opening Night Party. Sales open thru October 31.
Continuing thru November 27, 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.

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
Layor Art is excited to be hosting the Plein Air Painters of Oregon (PAPO) for the month of October. Plein Air Painters of Oregon was established as a nonprofit organization in July of 2003. The purpose of PAPO is to share a love of outdoor painting in Oregon with like-minded people. This is accomplished by providing an organized environment for dedicated painters — both professional and emerging — to participate in regularly scheduled group paint outs around the state. Plein air painting comes from the word “open air” in French, meaning the entire painting is conceived and executed on location. For centuries artists have been painting en plein air primarily using this method as a source for larger studio landscapes. Come out and join us at Layor Art to view and celebrate the works of the many PAPO members that live and paint here in our Central Oregon community. Learn more about PAPO at pleinairpaintersoforegon.org. The Show goes thru the month of October and can be viewed during Layor’s regular business hours: Monday-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
On Friday, October 7 from 5-8pm, Spirit Journey will open at Mockingbird Gallery, a two-person show for Troy Collins and Hib Sabin. The gallery will be filled with new artwork from Troy and Hib and we will have music provided by Rich Hurdle. This exhibit will run thru October.
Troy Collins finds inspiration and renewed motivation transferring the boundless beauty of nature’s glorious color and light onto canvas. As a nationally renowned western landscape impressionist, Troy creates paintings with brilliant color, texture and insight from his studio nestled in the middle of the Bitterroot Mountain Range.
New Mexico sculptor Hib Sabin creates masks, spirit sticks, amulets, spirit bowls and boats, often incorporating wolves, owls, ravens, bears and coyotes into his art pieces. His painted wood carvings — and the bronzes derived from them — are not only distinct and original, but they also inspire a conversation between the artist and collector.

Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota Ave.
High Desert Art League member and photographer Karen Maier is exhibiting images printed on metal at The Oxford during the month of October.
“There are times for each photographer when “serendipity” happens. We each plan and travel and wait. Wait for the light, for the clouds; for circumstances that are perfect for the image we wish to capture. This photo is one such image. While hiking in the early evening with my daughter and her husband near Snow Basin, Utah, I passed a pond along an old road and looked back to see magic. Sometimes chance, timing and opportunity converge and the image takes on a life of its own.
“If I look back at the landscape photography I have done over the years, I recognize an element of serendipity in each photograph… being in the moment and waiting, waiting for nature’s presentation.”

Peterson Contemporary Art
550 NW Franklin Ave.
541-633-7148 • pcagallery.com
On Friday, October 7 from 5-8 pm, Fall Exhibition will open at Peterson Contemporary Art, a three-person show for Shar Coulson, Brian Sindler and Peter Wright. This exhibit will run thru October.
After years of painting without a true connection to oil paint, Shar Coulson started experimenting again. Coulson’s love of textures mixed with translucent layers brought her full circle back to water based mediums.
From 2012 to current, Brian has produced an amazing body of paintings that are clearly influenced by the American Tonalist movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. The effect is both poetic and sublime.
Peter Wright spent countless hours watching hot glass being shaped into amazing forms. Ultimately, he realized that the best way to truly understand glass was to learn to work with it himself. Wright was “completely drawn in and seduced by hot glass.”

Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave.
541-306-3176 • redchairgallerybend.com
In October, Red Chair Gallery showcases the local landscape photography of Mike Putnam and encaustic paintings by Janice Rhodes. Striking pottery created by Annie Dyer fills the pedestals and Tricia Biesmann displays her vibrant felted scarves and toppers. 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, 12-4 pm. Open late on Friday, October 7 for First Friday.

Sage Custom Framing & Gallery
834 NW Brooks St.
541-382-5884 • sageframing-gallery.com
For the month of October, Sage Framing and Gallery presents the latest works from the Plein Air Painters of Oregon. The group, based out of Bend, travels to many beautiful places throughout Oregon to paint on location during the warmer months of the year. The members enjoy the camaraderie and security of painting with others in a group while attempting to capture a fleeting moment in time
Show runs October 4-29 with a reception First Friday, October 7, 4-7pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturday 12-4pm.

SageBrushers Art Society
117 SW Roosevelt Ave.
541-617-0900 • sagebrushersartofbend.com
SageBrushers Art Society presents a show of works by new members of the society. Stop by to learn about these talented new members of the central Oregon arts scene! The SageBrushers Gallery is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 1-4pm. Showing thru October.

The Stacks Art Studios & Gallery
Old Mill District, Second Floor
404-944-9170 • oldmilldistrict.com/art-gallery/the-stacks-art-studios-gallery
The Stacks Art Studios & Gallery features the artwork and work of local creators Lindsey Luna Tucker, Kira Frances, Lindsay Gilmore, Ashley Paggi and Alyson Brown.
Lindsey Luna Tucker uses her sensitivity to emotion, exaggeration of gesture and manipulation of color and space, to create abstract landscape oil paintings. While her work is rooted in a visual awareness of the physical world, she favorites emotional truth over visual realism.
Kira Frances creates oil paintings to investigate the nature of truth and share alternative realms of beauty. For her still life pieces, she sets up the objects and alters their context just enough to suggest a dream-like landscape; for her geometric pieces, she takes an idea and deconstructs it, revealing the concept through the display of shapes and angles.
Lindsay Gilmore creates abstract landscape paintings inspired by the colors and compositions that have captivated her while on adventures outdoors with her family.
Ashley Paggi (Ash Cascade) is a surface pattern designer whose bohemian/retro style evokes a polished yet gritty sense of place. While she mainly licenses her art, you can find some of her own products such as bandanas, mugs and stickers, at The Stacks.
Alyson Brown (Wild Folklore) is a photographer and stylist specializing in beverage and botanicals. While she focuses most of her time on brand development and content creation, Alyson is also The Stacks in-house mixologist for First Fridays.
Call the studio for hours and appointments.

Tumalo Art Company
Old Mill District
541-385-9144 • tumaloartco.com
October Exhibit at Tumalo Art Co., Topophilia : Into the Canyons, paintings by Anne Gibson.
The paintings in Topophilia : Into the Canyons, though representational, are a reflection of Anne Gibson’s internal journey during the pandemic years — a time to take stock, to look and feel deeply, and to find new ways to love this troubled, exhilarating, maddening, gorgeous world. The show opens October 7, from 3-7pm during the Old Mill District’s First Friday Gallery Walk.
Looking beyond trailheads closed because of the pandemic to wilder places where she could roam and rarely meet others, Anne found the canyons to be a compelling subject. Standing on the rim or hiking deep into their core as the light changed, compositions continually unfolded. Using acrylics, Anne makes loose energetic marks that have a graphic quality but are representational enough to let the viewer recognize the scene and form their own interpretation and emotional attachment.
The word topophilia, or love of place, refers to the vivid, warm, emotional feelings people develop for a place.
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 Laurie Ponte. Laurie’s passion for watercolor shows in these works that are full of joy and beauty, while exploiting the “wonderfully unpredictable” nature of the medium. “As in life, we learn to go with the flow,” notes Laurie. “Watercolor is a means for becoming more experienced with this process.” Showing thru October.

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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