August First Friday Art Walk
Businesses stay open late showcasing art!
Friday, August 5th, 5-9pm
Need childcare while you enjoy Art Walk???
Check out Drop & Hop,
a youth arts & music event where you drop the kids
while you hop @ Art Walk!!!
Alleda Real Estate
25 Minnesota Avenue #1
The August Art Walk features art from Richard Frederick and Patricia Clark.
Richard Frederick is an award winning photographer who has been making photographs for over 30 years. His passion for photography during many of those years was shared with a career in engineering. The dual disciplines of science and photography are altogether complimentary and provide his depth of understanding in the use of photographic science and basic tools to produce captivating works of photographic art.
Patricia Clark, founder of Atelier 6000, a printmaking studio, is an established Master Printmaker and artist teacher whose artwork draws inspiration from the natural world. A nationally respected artist and teacher Clark intermixes her appreciation of nature and landscape to create artwork.
875 Brooks Street
The August First Friday Art Walk features two shows at Arts Central: The ALT Group and the COMAG Show.
The painting group alt is a group of local painters who share information, techniques, and creative ideas. All alt members focus on alternative styles of painting that include encaustic, mixed media, collage, printmaking and acrylic. The members are: Pam Jersey Bird, Pat Clark, Terry Gloeckler, Judy Hoiness, Barbara Hudin, Mike Kelly, Justyn Livingston, Ingrid Lustig, and Ron Schultz.
Members of the Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild (COMAG) will be featured as part of the August First Friday Art Walk, on August 5th, at Arts Central downtown, from 5pm-9pm. Their work will also be on display and for sale on Saturday August 6th, from 10am-4pm.
COMAG is an artisan group dedicated to promoting education, information and collaboration in the metal arts and crafts. It’s members range from goldsmiths and silversmiths through artists working in other metals including bronze, iron and steel.
These craftspeople live and work here in Bend, and would enjoy meeting community members interested in knowing more about their art, so come on down to the Arts Central building in the park, and see some of their beautiful work. Members will be glad to explain the details of their work, and the many methods used in the production of the pieces.
1001 Wall Street
Bella Moda is pleased to present the work of Woodworking artist Chris Castle at Artwalk August 5th. Chris has a natural affinity for the twists and turns of Central Oregon juniper. Peeling away the fibrous bark of fallen boughs and stumps, Chris finds inspiration for sculpture, furniture, lamps and architectural design elements. His finished pieces exude a combination of rustic charm and elegance. Each piece he creates preserves and showcases the natural spirals, twists and angles that occur in live juniper trees as they grow.
Chris is a native Central Oregonian, and was raised exploring the beauty of the high desert. His lifelong appreciation for the outdoors is evident in the creativity and the respect he shows for the native materials he works with. Please join us for an artist reception from 5-9pm, Friday, August 5th at Belle Moda ,1001 NW Wall St, Downtown Bend. For more information please call Karen at 541-550-7001.
Bend Premier Real Estate
550 NW Franklin Avenue Suite 100
Art On The Go and Bend Premiere Real Estate present The Work of Clyde Keller and Jim Holmdahl. Clyde is a local legend with black and white images including Bill Murray, Robert F. Kennedy, Ken Kesey and Timothy Leary. Jim is a newcomer to the scene with his captivating and fresh digital images. A large variety of prints will also be available.
Please join us for an evening of soulful expression and uplifting enjoyment. Bend Premier Real Estate is a boutique real estate firm specializing in the listing and sales of Central Oregon properties. Call Laura Curry at 541-408-3464 or www.bendpremierrealestate.com for further information.
Blue Star Salon
1001 Wall Street #103
Blue Star Salon will be featuring the art of Clare Nordhus this first friday as well as Aloha Toe Rings.
Clare Nordhus was raised on a small farm in North Eastern Kansas. She fell in love with the open land and a simple way of living as a child and carries this love with her through life. Nature and its pureness is a huge influence in her work. After studying art in college, she discovered beautiful, ancient finishes from around the world, this old world look is often reflected in her paintings. Clare has lived all over the US and finally discovered the majestic NW, lived in Portland for 7 years and recently moved to Bend to produce art and open her Skin Care Practice, Luna Healing Studio. Her work is for sale at Blue Star Salon, located in downtown Bend and will be showing until the end of August.
Clare will be at the Salon from 5 to 9 pm and there will be an Artist reception at that time, we will have a drawing for a special prize. Stop by for some of our famoous treats, tasty beer, wine, or n/a punch. Happy Summer!!
August Featured Artists: Steve Pierce and Annie Dyer.
Steve Pierce- Photography www.stevepiercephotography.com Steve Pierce’s goal as an artist is to share his unique perception of the world as much as possible. As he enthusiastically notes, “Sometimes I go to places you’re not, and I want to capture that for you.” A noble goal for an artist who has distinguished himself in almost every competition and juried exhibition in the Northwest that he has entered since 1999.
Annie Dyer – Potter www.anniedyer.com Annie Dyer’s first serious introduction to art in the clay medium came in
1987 when she was invited to complete a two-year apprenticeship with a master ceramicist in Japan. There she learned the aesthetic and patience required to create elegant pottery forms. A few years later, back in the states, the beauty and ruggedness of the Pacific Northwest worked its way into her mind, and ultimately, her art. Today Dyer¹s unique ceramic creations unite simple, graceful lines with the organic textures of nature.
124 NW Minnesota Street
150 NW Oregon Avenue
The First Friday art walk features music by Duncan MacNeil & Raise the Vibe and art by Mark Rada.
924 Brooks Street
Cowgirl Cash is celebrating 1000 fans. I took to heart Seth Godin’s video on building a tribe. This marketing guru claims that if you have a 1000 fans who believe your product is special and worth talking about, your business will succeed. I’m proud to have 1000 people that support me and my store.
Please join myself and my family to celebrate. The guest artist is my friend Brad Irwin, the owner of Oregon Spirit Distilleries. Also, in the store is Kaci with KO photography to take fun, staged, Cowgirl Cash style photos. Food, Fun, Games. We hope you can come.
Dalia & Emilia
855 Wall Street
This week Dalia & Emilia is hosting Soulbox!
Come down to 855 NW Wall for entertainment, wine and our unique selection of consignment clothing, fabulous shoes and quality handbags. Dalia & Emilia is home to your favorite hand-dipped truffle selection, funky jewelry, and memorable home interior and gifts.
1044 Bond Street
In the back alley of our Bend pub we will be serving Kolsch, Delta IPA, and a Firkin’ Beer to be announced. We will have some tasty snacks to pair with those brews from the Deschutes Pub Kitchen and Willie Carmichael will kick off the night with live music from 5-6:30pm and the Moon Mountain Ramblers will keep you groovin’ from 7-9pm. Our local artist, Holy Hakala, will delight you with her hand-made jewelry and a fun time will be had by all. See you down here!
714 Franklin Avenue
Come check out one of Downtown Bend’s newest boutiques!!! Faveur will be hosting Kierra Smith Apparel Designs, one of a kind handmade wedding dresses and we will also be serving complementary wine.
The Feathers Edge Finery
113 Minnesota Avenue
The Feather’s Edge Finery will be hosting Bend’s very own “Just A Little Charm”. Create your own custom charm, necklace, or dog tag. Made from recycled copper. Hand stamped just for you. August First Friday 5pm-9pm.
The Franklin Crossing Building Atrium
550 NW Franklin Avenue
Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing, 550 NW Franklin, celebrates First Friday, August 5, 2011, from 5 – 8 pm with contemporary mixed media paintings by Sandy Brooke and Alan Montgomery. The exhibition continues through August 28.
Sandy Brooke, Associate Professor of Art, OSU – Cascades, shows mixed media paintings reflecting her affection for multiple mediums. Working with gouache, chalk, charcoal, oil, collage and other mediums, she paints multiple layers, removing and adding paint to create a non-linear perspective. Combining Eastern and Western imagery in a new series, she considers “Fate and Luck.” The artist notes, “Things we cannot explain are written off as Fate and, when things go well, we might feel we just got Lucky. Much of life is a complete mystery. It’s the same in painting.”
Alan Montgomery, Associate Professor of Art, Dakota State University, also shows mixed media paintings combining digital imagery, collage and painting. He explores relationship between surface and image, creating layers of information that are buried and exposed, deconstructed and re-combined. His most recent work, “sweetcrude,” explores “our need to consume everything” and, a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, another series, “Irish History Lessons,” offers an allegorical exploration of contemporary Irish history.
Typhoon! serves wine and Thai appetizers and the popular Tommy Leroy Trio performs jazz with Andy Armor, piano, George Bouhey, drums, and Tom Freedman, bass. Billye Turner, art consultant, provides additional information at 541.382.9398.
The Frugal Boutique & Tres Chic Lingerie
206 Oregon Avenue Suite #1
Michelle Freeman, a Pure Romance Consultant will be here to explain what Pure Romance is all about.
Artisit, Katie O”Neil has three beautiful paintings displayed for viewing and purchase!
5 pm – 9 pm. Wine will be served.
High Desert Gallery
10 NW Minnesota Avenue at The Oxford
Come celebrate with us as we host “Uncelebrated Landmarks,” an exhibition by Cental Oregon oil painter, Donald Yatomi and Southern Oregon furniture maker, Bill More. The exhibition runs from August 4 through August 30, at High Desert Gallery’s downtown Bend, Oregon art gallery located at 10 NW Minnesota Avenue at The Oxford.
The Artist Preview Day opens the exhibition and sale on Thursday August 4, from 10am to 6pm and provides an opportunity for visitors and collectors to see the new work prior to the opening Artist Reception to be held during First Friday Gallery Walk, August 5 from 5 – 9 pm. The artists will be present during First Friday Gallery Walk, refreshments will be provided by Deschutes Brewery. High Desert Gallery is open daily and the events are free to attend and open to the public.
About Donald Yatomi: Donald is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design. As an oil painter, he explores the realms of the industrial and the urban and names his greatest influences as Willem de Kooning, Chuck Close and Antonio Tapies. Donald resides and has his studio in Central Oregon.
About Bill More: Bill More is a designer and craftsman with over a decade of experience in Furniture design. Bill’s studio creates little waste as he is always conscious about his environmental impact. Often featured in such publications as Oregon Home magazine, area of design, Dwell, San Francisco Chronicle and Artisan N.W. magazine. Bill resides and has his studio in Southern Oregon.
John Paul Designs
1006 NW Bond Street
John Paul Designs. Custom Jewelry + Signature Series. Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals. www.johnpauldesigns.com
Mirror Pond Cleaners
615 Franklin Avenue
For the August Art Walk, we are promoting our 6th annual Kids Coloring Contest. The kids coloring will be the featured artist. We will be serving refreshments and cookies. We have also scheduled a band to play during this time.
869 Wall Street #120
On First Friday, August 5, 2011 Mockingbird Gallery presents “Sacred Spaces,” exhibiting new work by Dawn Emerson and Ken Roth. This two person show opens First Friday from 5 – 9 pm August 5 and continues through August 31. Please join us for a glass of wine and an opportunity to meet both artists at the reception. Music will be provided by Rich Hurdle and Friends.
Dawn Emerson enjoys the immediacy of pastel which allows her to capture the movement and energy of her subjects. “My subjects of choice are the human figure, wild horses and ravens, rocks and waterscapes. Pastel felt familiar to me the first time I tried it. It is a humble, yet powerfully expressive medium. It is direct and immediate and it requires no preparation or drying, which suits my rather impulsive and impatient nature.”
“I strive to blend my love of Eastern and Western approaches to painting by combining ink with pastel. Recently I have explored ways to combine the textural potential of printmaking including combining pastel with monoprint.”
Dawn lives with her husband Bruce on 5 acres in the volcanic high desert plateau of Central Oregon. She teaches figure drawing at Central Oregon Community College and teaches pastel workshops in private and public venues throughout the United States. Dawn is an award-winning signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of the West Coast.
Ken Roth was drawn to Bend, Oregon where he lives with his family, because of its natural beauty including the Central Oregon landscape, rivers and mountains. He is a diverse oil painter who is inspired by the beauty of nature. He paints in the plein air tradition, and his subjects also include still life, human figures and wildlife. Ken creates art for his soul.
Nature is a point of departure and inspiration. It is the impression that counts, and Ken’s vision unfolds in a number of ways. Some of his landscapes are recognizable Central Oregon monuments while others only hint at their origins with a swirl of abstract color and light. Ken explores his design language in imaginative ways and still remains faithful to the subject. He concentrates on “the life of the paint.”
The Nature of Words
224 NW Oregon Avenue
First Friday August 5th 5-8 pm. Artist The Homeslice (Sarah Viles) and poet Cassie Moore join forces for a night of art, jewelry and poetry. The Homeslice’s one-of-a-kind creations incorporate vintage and comic, edgy and traditional, with her signature juxtaposition of native, folk-art and pop culture elements. Cassie Moore is a spoken word artist who also runs a local poetry slam, teaches for The Nature of Words Words Without Walls program, owns a local production company Loud Girl Productions, and is a graduate student at OSU Cascades.
Patagonia @ Bend
920 Bond Street
The August Art Walk features the work of Timothy O. Sutherland. The photographic career of Timothy Sutherland documents a lifetime of the love of the Southwest. His images display a remarkable quality to capture the nuances of his Mentors and yet define a unique personal style.
Red Chair Gallery
The First Friday August Art Walk features “Colors of Imagination” featuring Shelly Wierzba’s multi-media paintings and Julia Kennedy’s “beadweaving” jewelry.
This show will run thru the month of August.
Sage Custom Framing and Gallery
834 Brooks Street
Sage Custom Framing and Gallery, located behind the historic Tower Theater in Downtown Bend, will be featuring two artists for the month of August. Pastel artist Beryl Hovey and watercolor artist Rhonda Conley will be showing their work.
917 NW Wall Street
The August Art Walk features a special all you can eat dinner buffet for $14.95 starting at 5pm.
25 NW Minnesota Avenue
Local photographer Brian Bulemore returns to Thump Coffee throughout August with a collection of works entitled “Noun . . . Revisted.” The exhibit is a return to Bulemore’s long-running “Noun Project,” which he describes as “a series of images of people, places, and things in the context of urban landscapes, street portraiture, and object studies.” Thump Coffee will be open late for First Friday Art Walk on August 5.
“My vision as a fine-art photographer involves wandering of streets to seek out unusual objects and people, often in strange and quirky settings or situations,” explains Bulemore. “I have been amazed by the sheer number of weird and fascinating sights that I’ve stumbled across in these unscripted travels.”
Continues Bulemore, “Life for me is at its best when I am meeting people, laughing out loud, camera in hand…filled with the exhilaration of exploration, discovery, and the preservation of moments in time. Finding beauty in unexpected places, mirrors the open-minded approach I try to maintain in life each day.”
Bulemore lives and works in Bend as a photographer and mental health therapist. For the past five years, he has worked as a clinical director for a young adult mental health treatment program and is currently opening a private therapy practice. His photography has been featured in nearly 20 solo and group exhibitions and displays throughout the Northwest.
For more, visit Bulemore’s Abacus Photography site at http://www.abacusphoto.com/.
The Tower Theatre
835 Wall Street
August 5, 2011, Friday @ 6:30pm – Central Oregon Performing Arts Showcase
Cat Call Productions and the Tower Theatre are proud to present two evenings of local entertainment, First Fridays in August and September. You are invited to enjoy a variety of local, live performing arts including Dance, Comedy, Theater and Music. Come and join us for what are sure to be memorable evenings of local performing arts benefiting Bend’s premier venue, the Tower Theatre. $5 suggested donation at the door benefits the Tower Theatre Foundation. The Tower box office will be open and raffles will be held for tickets to “Chicago – A Musical Vaudeville” and other prizes.
This is an open-door event: come and go as you please. For more information:
830 NW Wall Street
The August Art Walk features The Art of Music with Jumpin’ Respess. Wabi Sabi will be filled with mellow tones emanating from this singer/songwriter’s guitar and harmonica as she plays an eclectic mix of originals and favorite covers. Sake and interesting Japanese snacks will be served.