The First Day of February Welcomes Bend’s First Friday Artwalk




1. Atelier 6000 541-330-8759 2. Bend d’Vine 541-323-3277 3. Desperado 541-749-9980 4. Franklin Crossing 541-382-9398 5. Karen Bandy Studio 541-388-0155 6. Lubbesmeyer Studio 541-330-0840 7. Red Chair Gallery 541-306-3176 8. Sage Custom Framing & Gallery 541-382-5884 9. Tumalo Art Co. 541-385-9144  (Interested in getting on the ArtWalk map? Ask us how!)


Alleda Real Estate 25 Northwest Minnesota Avenue.  Pam Jersey Bird thru February.

Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin, Winter in Central Oregon, a fine art exhibit featuring Pam Bird, Joanne Donaca, Joellyn Loehr, Pat Oertley, Chris Keylock Williams and Gary Vincent. The exhibit presents a variety of imagery and mediums. Pam Bird exhibits an acrylic abstract suggesting an elevated view of a creek in winter painted in subdued shades of white, gray and black suspended over turquoise. Joellyn Loehr presents a multi-hued oil abstract with broad, defined strokes in a raw sienna hue suggesting upturned earth. Joanne Donaca’s impressionistic landscape depicts winter with snow along the Deschutes with accents of high contrast, barren foliage in shades of red. Chris Keylock Williams offers two watercolors painted predominantly in cool whites, blues and sienna representing snow, water and trees in expressionistic landscapes. Gary Vincent exhibits acrylic paintings of an abstract triptych in black and off-white on board as well as an expressionistic landscape on canvas in a limited palette of a pine forest in snow.  Noi Thai, the recently opened restaurant at Franklin Crossing, will serve appetizers and wine. The popular Tommy Leroy Trio performs jazz with Andy Armor, piano, George Bouhey, drums and Tom Freedman, bass. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing with additional information at  

Atelier 6000 389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Suite 120, 541-330-8759, Presentation gallery emphasizes multimedia approach to contemporary printmaking and book arts, while preserving and honoring reference to 15th – 21st century process. Dedicated to presenting six contemporary edge and theme-based exhibits per year, Atelier 6000 facilitates creative and interpretive experiences that enrich artists, the community and the region. Thru March Above and Below the Surface is an exhibition which focuses entirely on the art of the collagraph and celebrates Glen Alps and his conceptual development of the collagraph…the NW claim to fame for printmakers.

Bend d’Vine on Wall Street featuring Powskichic of Bend, a/k/a Brenda Reid Irwin. 541-550-7174

Crow’s Feet Commons behind the Tower Theatre in Mirror Pond Plaza, 541-728-0066, A not-so-forgotten but recently rejuvenated part of “Old town” Bend’s rich history. David Jacobsen at 805-679-3370.

Desperado Contemporary & Nostalgic Western Store 330 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District. 541-749-9980. Bend artist Barbara Slater 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. Slater continues her studies with different genres, painting still-lifes, florals, landscapes and animals. Animals are her present focus with images of vibrant roosters, horses, cows and other barnyard residents. Painting these rural inhabitants with love and respect, She gives each animal an attitude and personality. Slater is a member of Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, American Women Artists (AWA) and The High Desert Art League. Slater’s paintings are an ongoing exhibit at Desperado at the Old Mill.

Hawthorn Healing Arts Center 39 NW Louisiana Ave., 541-330-0334. Featured artist Teresa Leigh Ander – DreamScape Painting Therapy.

John Paul Designs Custom Jewelry + Signature Series. 1006 NW Bond St., Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals.

Karen Bandy Design Jeweler 25 NW Minnesota Ave., #5, 541-388-0155, Tucked behind Thump coffee and Aleda real estate, Karen Bandy’s studio is not easy to find but well worth the effort. You will see original jewelry and fine art all designed and created by Karen Bandy. The colors will wow you, the designs will intrigue you, and you’ll be amazed at how comfortable her jewelry is to wear. “The connection of the paintings with the jewelry is evident in my work, even though it is for the most part an unconscious connection. I’m sure the years of designing jewelry, my use of color and shapes, drives me in my paintings but I never set out deliberately to make that connection. It just happens,” says Bandy.

Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery The 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. The working studio and gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, and the Lubbesmeyers welcome your visit.

Mary Medrano Gallery 25 NW Minnesota Avenue #12 (above Thump Coffee), 408-250-2732, 6-9pm for Open Studio.

Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, Exhibition of New Works by Xiaogang Zhu known for his mastery with the medium of gouache. He creates light-filled landscapes and beautifully illuminated waterscapes of places with which he is familiar – cities in China, the Yangtze River, Washington State and Central Oregon, to name a few. He is also an accomplished oil painter who paints larger studio works in the medium of oil which are often inspired by his “plein air” gouache studies.

Patagonia @ Bend 920 NW Bond Street, Suite 101, 541-382-6694, Featuring the photography of Mike Putnam.

Paul Scott Gallery 869 NW Wall Street, Suite 104, 541-330-6000, Just down the breezeway opposite the Boken restaurant. Introducing Jeff Pugh as a gallery artist.   Pugh is a contemporary landscape oil painter from Utah.   His use of color and texture brings the viewer closer to the land and invites you into a peaceful space. The Paul Scott Gallery represents a group of classically-trained artists working in diverse styles ranging from realism to abstract.

QuiltWorks 926 NE Greenwood Ave., 541-728-0527. First Friday Reception 5-7pm. The featured quilter is Lori DeJarnatt from Madras and the group quilt exhibit is the Woolies! The exhibit will run until Feb. 6.

Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave., in the historic O’Kane building, 541-306-3176, The Power of Color featuring three local artists.  Linda Swindle’s goal in creating her watercolor paintings is to take a common place object or an animal and make it her own by giving it a distinct personality or a unique twist.She does this by adding some unusual characteristics such as bright colors, unusual features and unexpected compositions. Linda insists that anyone can paint a cow, but the challenge is to depict a cow that appeals to, absorbs the attention and entertains the viewer. Vanessa Julian is an acrylic artist who has chosen wooden boxes for her canvas. She has boxes created with antique objects like yoyos, hammer heads and other fun and found objects. She then paints onto the box what she thinks will compliments all the pieces. Jacqueline Newbold’s watercolor journal is her constant companion when she travels. She uses it to play with interesting color combinations and mixed media in both her fine art and her jewelry designs. When she returns home from her travels, the small paintings and sketches are the seedlings for her larger creations.

Rescue Consignment 910 NW Harriman St., 541-312-2279, Featured artist Brittany Zendejas, complimentary refreshments and local artist trunk show merchandise continues to be available from the holidays!

Sage Custom Framing & Gallery Exhibits 834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, Featured show Outside the Box – Mixed Media Art and Unusual. We become accustomed to things and images that we see time and time again, things that are familiar. But things that get noticed are those things that are different from what we’re used to seeing, in other words, things that are Outside the Box. February’s exhibit is an attempt to look at art and frame design in a completely new way. A variety of local artists, including Sage Gallery owner Denise Rich, have explored not only unusual ways of expressing themselves artistically, but in many cases also seldom seen framing treatments that extend the creative spirit beyond the art piece itself.

Tin Pan Theater 869 Tin Pan Alley , next to Lone Pine Coffee, New zine, Shoe & Tail, by Rachel Lee-Carman. Locally-made comics, illustrations and articles ranging from the everyday hum-ha to the deeply introspective. Support independent publishing. Doors open at 6pm.

The Silver Otter 706 SW Industrial Way, Suite 100, Bend. 541-241-7818. Exhibiting a collection of locally made art and handmade crafts from all over the world.

Thump Coffee located at 25 NW Minnesota Ave. Waldorf School of Bend opens Landscapes of the Imagination artwork by children of the school. Show features artwork by three of this year’s Scholastic Art Achievement Awards category winners in addition to the ongoing work produced by the student body.

Tumalo Art Company at Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., #407, 541-385-9144, Tumalo Art Co. artists felt that February would be a great time to show some color! Celebrating Central Oregon Color will opens with dynamic art waking us up from the winter blues. Paintings in all media, photography, digital media, glass, sculpture, ceramics and more, will all be represented. The inspiration for this show came from Sisters artist and gallery member Paul Alan Bennett, whose knit-stroke paintings glow with rich color.
Tumalo Art Co. Second Annual Best Fine Art Sale Ever. For the second year in a row, artists at Tumalo Art Co., an artist-run gallery in the Old Mill District, are cleaning out their studios and offering great savings on fabulous art to their patrons. The one-day event will be held across the street from the gallery at the Lahaina Gallery space, Saturday, February 16 from 9am-3pm only. Paintings in all media, original prints and digital media, ceramics, jewelry, cards, reproductions and more will be available. A percentage of sales will be donated to a local charity.

Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond Street, Bend, 541-312-2001. Featuring Eternal Ephemera exhibited by photographer, Travis Jennings. With the technology of photography, Jennings eternalizes the ephemeral, celebrates the relative fleetingness of our perpetually evolving world and glorifies the ability to fix an instant of time into an image. 
With the seemingly simple snap of a shutter, bursts of reflected solar energy are admitted into the camera for fragments of a second. This instantaneous capture of a scene creates a juxtaposition of time-scale disparity. The natural landscape, having taken millennia to morph into its current state, is frozen by a device that records it all in near unfathomable snippets of time.
When pondering this relativity, Jennings realizes that even the millennial scale is momentary in the large run of things, and that objects or scenes perceived as eternal, are actually quite ephemeral in the universal context.

Urban Beauty Bar 5 NW Minnesota Ave. Featuring Joel Fischer, an Oregon photographer, displaying his collection of photos titled A Journey Through South East Asia. “I think art should be affordable, so I developed a progressive pricing system,” said Fischer. “Five percent of all profits go to benefit the people of Myanmar.”

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