Fall Art Hop
The Fall Art Hop
Businesses stay open late showcasing art!
Friday, October 7, 5-9pm
Stroll downtown and enjoy art, wine, music, food and fun as we celebrate our community and the arts.
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 Hop!!!
Alleda Real Estate
25 Minnesota Avenue #1
The Fall Art Hop features several artists from the High Desert Art League. Visit them online at www.highdesertartleague.com.
875 Brooks Street
Potters for Education is partnering again with Arts Central in October to support children’s art education. From Oct 1-23, local potters will show and sell their pottery at Arts Central, 875 NW Brooks St., in Bend as a fundraiser with a portion of all sales going towards Arts Central’s scholarship program for youth in need.
In July, Potters for Education raised over $2,200.00 for Art Centrals’ scholarship fund. Coordinators for the show are Ceci Capen and Holly Davis. “These shows represent our best work and allow us to share time with our fellow potters. We are committed to art education and want to give back to the community”, says Holly Davis. “We continue to keep our shows fresh and exciting. We’ve invited two Seattle potters and added new local potters to the show. Come see this exciting show”, says Ceci Capen.
Participating potters include: Cathy Willis, Peter Roussel, Holly Davis, Ariel Shriner, Ceci Capen, Charlene Hickey, Dori Kite and Diane Burns.
At The Beach
850 Wall Street
Dominick Hurley is a 15 year old singer, songwriter and guitar player. He is a member of the band Overdub the Radio, a local Bend favorite. Dominick’s music is reminiscent of the acoustic/pop sound of Jack Johnson and Jason Miraz infused with the reggae vibe of Bob Marley and Michael Franti. In addition to playing covers of the artists that influence his musical style, Dominick performs originals that are a unique blend of them all.
856 Bond Street #3
Live bluegrass music from The Prairie Rockets
1001 Wall Street
Bella Moda presents Tom Rice at Art Walk, October 7th. Tom is a Bend resident whose creative media include photography, books, and cooking. His photographs have been displayed at the Deschutes Library and other Central Oregon venues, and he has made presentations about “The I’d-Rather-Not Cook Book” on TV and in local culinary classrooms. His love of photography began when he lived in Jackson Wyoming, and its stunning scenery is manifest in the vivid images that are his signature style. Please join us for an artist reception from 5-9 pm at Bella Moda, 1001 NW Wall St., Downtown Bend. Contact Karen at 541-550-7001 for more information…
Bend Brewing Company
1019 Brooks Street
Tom Weber grew up in New Hampshire, hiking and taking pictures in the White Mountains. Ten years ago he moved to Bend, Oregon. Along the way his hobby has turned into a passion. His work reflects his love for the outdoors, especially the Pacific Northwest. “It’s the mission to find the greatest picture” which in return has introduced him to his love of nature.
Bend Premier Real Estate
550 Franklin Avenue #108
Camera in hand, John Keys has “roamed and rambled” some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on earth. His photographs of landscapes, wildlife and local culture are chronicles of his explorations since long ago college days. The images are taken in Oregon and Wyoming, represent his growing love for the wondrous colors & textures of the mountains, rivers & lakes of his new Northwest home. John and his wife, Susan, live in Bend, having arrived from the Washington, DC area in 2008. John has published photographs in Nature Photographer Magazine, Exposure Gallery, The Western Star, and, even, the Journal of Rural Mental Health. He is a member of the North American Nature Photographers Association, and his work can be seen at RamblinImages.com.
Skyway Native American Flute musician Ron Laws will share his melodious calling of the flute throughout the evening and will have a display of his hand crafted flutes.
Join us for an evening of artistic expression. Bend Premier Real Estate is a boutique firm specializing in the listing and sales of Central Oregon properties, www.bendpremierrealestate.com.
Blue Star Salon
1001 Wall Street #103
Blue Star Salon will be featuring the talented local Artist Barbara Berry from Sisters Oregon. Barbara works in acrylic and watercolor and brings to light the special connection of the subject and the onlooker. She is represented by several galleries in the northwest and also teaches classes.
Pleas join us from 5 to 8pm for an artist reception of our usual fanfare of wine/beer, N/A punch and finger foods.
Our Blue Star Beauties will be on hand as well to answer questions you may have about our services. Fall is in the air and it is a great time to change your style!
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
821 Wall Street
Hosted by Tanya Tonge, Broker
Music by Warren Zaiger and friends
Dorothy Freudenberg, Image Creator
Dorothy is a photographer who has left the confines of traditional photography and embraced the new digital technologies, producing works that are in a sense, multi-media. By combining photography with the capabilities of a digital darkroom, working in programs that allow her to build multi-layered pieces, she transforms her factual photography renditions into expressions of internal emotional conditions, with brilliantly-colored, painterly qualities. Years of study in black and white photography have expanded into a new art form, whose tools leave room for a limitless range of possibilities, challenging her to continually engage in experimenting and expanding her expressive capabilities.
Jim Holmdahl, Image Creator/Photographer
In 2008 James decided to pursue photography as a serious hobby hoping. At a number of art shows, photographers would share their work and techniques with HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography. James was inspired, fascinated and amazed by the stunning images, even from simple shots they were able to create. So he and his wife collaborated, started making trips (mostly in Oregon) to capture the photos you see in his collection. We welcome this new image creator to the Central Oregon art scene. Come down to view his work!
124 Minnesota Avenue
For October’s Art Hop, Clutch will be featuring the abstract photography of Bridget McGinn. Bridget is drawn to abstract and often impressionistic images. Behind the camera, her intent is always to enter into the energy and spirit of the subject in front of the lens and share it’s own story. Most of Bridget’s images are printed on gallery wrapped canvas but she also has images printed on silk.
924 Brooks Street
What a month for Art Hop! Cowgirl Cash has Maya Moon Designs as our featured artist. Like your wristlets, wallets and bags unique? Come to Cowgirl Cash for the selection of your life!
The Dog Patch
120 Minnesota Avenue
The Dog Patch will be introducing Dorota Nowak and her art work that not only shows off her doggie art but scenes of Central Oregon as well
Douglas Fine Jewelry
1012 Wall Street
Douglas Fine Jewelry owners Steve and Elyse Douglas are in the store conversing about designing trends and Sunstone mining. The featured artist for October is Rod Frederick, wildlife artist, and Rod will be talking about his hiking expeditions for his show called “Life on the Pacific Rim”. Light jazz is in the background with Elyse on vocals and Quiet Dave on keyboard. On Minnesota Ave next to Tart.
Dream Pebbles Bath
112 Minnesota Avenue
Stop by and check out our Monet & Picasso soaps! We have over 60 different fragrances in our organic, all natural and Vegan soaps. All earrings are $4, butterfly sequin headbands $4 and other goodies like designer perfume and so much more!
Locally made Beer soap coming soon!
714 Franklin Avenue
faveur is proud to host local photographer Amanda Wingers. As always, we will be serving Champagne and brownies.
Ever since she was a child, Amanda Wingers loved taking pictures. What started out as a simple fascination is turning into a career that has taken her to Africa and Central America working along side missions organizations as a photographer and storyteller.
Amanda believes that the unity of images and words is a powerful tool for change and advocacy. Her photographs beg us to remember that these people are more then headlines and statistics – they are families, parents, sons and daughters with hopes and dreams of their own. Her heart is to give a voice to the silenced and bring to light the forgotten of our world.
Amanda lives and works in Bend, OR as a photographer specializing in weddings, portraiture, documentary, and travel photography.
Visit her website at http://cargocollective.com/
The Feather’s Edge Finery
113 Minnesota Avenue
Local artist Ken Simms will be featured @ The Feather’s Edge for October Art Hop. Photography, as well as picture frames & wall panels made from repurposed materials. Ken also works for Central Oregon Humane Society, and is an avid cyclist. See his work @ 113 NW Minnesota.
The Franklin Crossing Building
Corner of Franklin and Bond Street
Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing, 550 NW Franklin, celebrates First Friday, October 7, 2011, from 5 – 8 pm with contemporary paintings by Gary Vincent and D L Watson and a feature by Ann Bullwinkel and Bill Logan. The exhibition continues through October 30.
Gary Vincent presents multi-hued, expressionistic acrylic landscapes interpreting Central Oregon. He develops the composition central to the image and then works in successive, often visible layers to create movement and depth. Study with Ovanes Berberian and Del Gish, associates of noted impressionist Sergi Bongart, influenced his use of color. Vincent paints in the tradition of Bongart who stressed the “…spirit of painting can trump technique,” as his paintings reveal a deep affection for Oregon landscape.
D. L. Watson’s mixed media, abstract paintings, titled to broadly suggest themes such as music or environmental challenges, are non-representational in imagery. Rather, they are expressions of the artist’s emotions that emerge as the paintings evolve in the complex layering and other applications of multiple mediums. Artslant, a contemporary web-based art network, awarded her an Abstract Painting Showcase award and a Painting Showcase award in 2011.
Also showing are a selection of oils by Ann Bullwinkel and Bill Logan expressing the artists’ impressions of deep space, long exposure photography, some from the Hubble Telescope. Images range in proximity to Earth from Io, a moon of Jupiter, to the Whirlpool Galaxy, a beautiful face-on spiral galaxy about 35 million light years distant. The couple’s interest in the images arises from Logan’s knowledge and skill as an amateur astronomer and Bullwinkel’s intent to work in abstract imagery.
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
126 Minnesota Avenue
Art from Bill Lane and Dorota Norwalk. Also live music from Doug White.
Glenroe Antiques & The Jewell Box
841 Bond Street
Our featured artist for September Art Walk is Barbara Higgins. She is a self taught painter who loves animals and incorporates them into her landscapes. She has lived in beautiful Bend Oregon for about six years with her husband and just started seriously painting since she moved here. Living in Bend continues to inspire her, barbara also paints wonderful pet portraits. Stop in and see some of her beautiful work, have a taste of wine and chocolate and browse our eclectic selection of vintage jewelry and antiques.
Also showing this month is Erin Kerley of Geek Chic Arts. She is an up and coming artist focused on lowbrow, outsider art. Her primary subjects are pop culture and video game media. Her art asks people to remember their childhood and enjoy the times when cartoons were cool, video games were awesome, and being a kid rocked.
High Desert Gallery
10 NW Minnesota Avenue at The Oxford
Come celebrate with us as we host “Impressions”, an exhibition by Oregon artist and painter, Judy Hoiness and Oregon artist and craftsman, Thomas Hughes. The exhibition runs from October 6 through November 1, at High Desert Gallery’s downtown Bend, Oregon art gallery.
The Artist Preview Day opens the exhibition and sale on Thursday, October 6, 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, October 7, from 5 – 9 pm. The artists will be present during First Friday Gallery Walk. Come see our new artist’s work and enjoy refreshments. High Desert Gallery is open daily and the events are free to attend and open to the public.
About Judy Hoiness: A collection of watercolor and acrylic paintings on canvas of scenic and historical areas in Central and Eastern Oregon by fourth generation Oregonian and Bend resident for forty years. Judy paints from memory in the studio recalling her impressions and emotions that she had while she was exploring the land. This allows her freedom to select unusual hues, invent shapes and textures yet capturing the essence of the place. Such Oregon areas as Hoogie Doogie Mountain, Shoofly Creek, Kinzua and Rome, are just a few unusual places painted for this show.
About Thomas Hughes: His series of mechanical theaters is a recent extension of his longtime career as a furniture maker. He has now ventured into a more expressive medium, the sculptures allow him to explore his interests which include: birds, engineering, kinetic movement, wood carving, folk art, roadside attractions, and circuses just to name a few.
John Paul Designs
1006 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.
Karen Bandy Design Jewelry
25 Minnesota Avenue
Bandy + Bird = “Hot Notes and Cool Rhythms”
Artists Karen Bandy and Pam Jersey Bird accomplished something unique and rewarding while collaborating on a series of original paintings. They will exhibit the results of their contemporary creations on First Friday’s Art Hop October 7th at Bandy’s downtown studio in a show called “Hot Notes and Cool Rhythms”.
Come see the expressive paintings, enjoy blues by Joe Balsamo, and see what collaboration is all about.
The show runs October 7th -31st at Bandy’s Studio
Reception First Friday October 7th, 5-9pm
Live music 6-8pm
Kariella Clothes Shop
720 Lava Suite 120
Kariella trunk show featuring designer Nicole Bolling of Sparrow Jewels and her beautiful handmade jewelry. Each piece is inspired by the glorious beauty of nature, featuring semi-precious stones and metals Nicole puts her heart and soul into each and every piece. She will have a wide array of new one of a kind pieces on display, plus lots of new Kariella arrivals too…the perfect opportunity for getting a jump start on your holiday shopping! Join us from 5-9pm Friday October 7th for champagne, truffles and a special discount!
869 Wall Street #120
Dan Chen and William Pickerd come together for a collaborative show entitled “Nature’s Bounty” on First Friday Art Hop and Art Walk, October 7th. The show opens at Mockingbird Gallery from 5 to 9 pm, and music will be provided by Rich Hurdle and Friends.
The well-known art of Dan Chen is a marriage of the finest qualities of eastern and western style and technique. Moving to the Pacific Northwest engendered in Dan a love of wildlife, and he depicts the indigenous creatures in his beautiful bronzes. Dan uses either a wax or oil based sculpting medium depending on the size and complexity of the subject. He uses the “lost wax” casting method in combination with a method that uses a fine ceramic shell to ensure the finest detail. After casting, he applies his own patinas using various chemicals to give the pieces the desired color and texture.
William Pickerd, whose home is in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, is a woodworker turned sculptor of stone, a “turner” who transforms chunks of alabaster into vessels. These bowls are exquisitely rimmed in exotic woods. “My vessel shapes, turned very thin, allow the stone to paint scenes of mystery and drama.” William orders hundreds of pounds of alabaster at a time from digs in Colorado, Southern Utah and Volterra, Italy. “My alabaster comes in a wide range of colors, and can be found all over the world.” His lathe is a Hegner VB 36 Master Bowlturner.
Examples of the sculptors’ collaboration are two pieces titled “Spring Song” and “Dreamweaver”. The vessels consist of White Colorado Alabaster with bronze hummingbird finials. They will be included in the exhibit.
Nature of Words
224 NW Oregon Avenue
The October 7th First Friday Art Walk at The Nature of Words (NOW) will feature readings by local writers Suzanne Burns and Jim Churchill-Dicks, and a display of woven paper art and poetry by artist Alice Van Leunen. NOW will open the art exhibit at 5:30 p.m. and the readings will start at 7:00 p.m. Wine and beverages will be served.
Suzanne Burns’ first short story collection, “Misfits and Other Heroes,” debuted from Dzanc Books in 2009. Her last poetry collection, “The Paris Poems,” came out in December from BlazeVOX Books. Burns says she is currently writing more poems about Portland, dessert and very cute boys.
In addition to being an English Teacher at Crook County High School in Prineville, Oregon, Jim Churchill-Dicks holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and his work has appeared in Fire Magazine, The Other Journal, Vain Magazine, Press One Quarterly and others. His chapbook titled “Beyond Telling” was a semifinalist for the 2010 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Prize. His book-length collection of poetry titled “Jacob Wrestling” was a semifinalist for the Tupelo Press Dorset Prize in 2005. Additionally, he is the founder and editor of torches n’ pitchforks; an online teen literary journal established in 2008 and most recently underwritten by The Nature of Words. Visit torches n’ pitchforks.
Alice Van Leunen’s art display will feature woven paper constructions with embellishments of thread, lettering, metallic elements, cloth, stitchery and other materials for texture and richness. Chosen materials often relate to suggested themes such as quilting, landscapes and literature, including the Delectable Mountain series with reference to “The Pilgrim’s Progress” and the Ice Nine series from Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle.” In 1993, the Oregon Arts Commission awarded Van Leunen an Individual Artist Fellowship for her unique imagery.
Van Leunen’s artwork also includes poetry by Kelly Gill Holland. The poet, published in periodicals such as Modern Poetry in New York and the Oregonian, notes that early days with her father in the wilderness inspired much of her work, as did her interest in language, music and voice. The two long-time friends collaborated on themes as reflected in chosen poems that appear written or lettered on the constructions.
Patagonia @ Bend
920 Bond Street Suite #101
Mike Putnam photography.
Outdoor photography of Central Oregon.
Pave Fine Jewelry
101 Minnesota Avenue
For the October First Friday Art Walk, Pavé Fine Jewelry in downtown Bend will be featuring the work of artists Gabrielle Taylor and Chris Eckberg. This husband and wife duo share a studio in their home, and though they pursue different mediums, art and creativity have always been a focal point in their life together.
Gabrielle is a jewelry artist working in .999 fine silver. Using Precious Metal Clay (PMC) she creates uniquely individual pieces featuring beautiful shapes and textures. She often combines quality gemstones or touches of gold with her silver work to further enhance the artistic appeal.
Chris, a watercolorist, will be displaying some of his recent work. The inspiration for his paintings lies in whatever catches his artistic eye, whether a scene from his overseas travels or a view from the kitchen window. One of these pieces was recently included in the Northwest Watercolor Society’s 71st Annual Open Exhibition.
Red Chair Gallery
103 Oregon Avenue
“Passion: Texture & Color” featuring Annie Dyers ceramics, The Way We Art fiber goods, and Kim Jones large acrylic paintings.
Sage Custom Framing and Gallery
834 NW Brooks Street
The featured artist for October is Janice Druan. The theme for her show is “Tribute to the West”. Sage Custom Framing and Gallery is showing a selection of her oil landscape paintings depicting the beauty of the American West. Janice will be present during Art Hop and refreshments will be served. The show will remain on display through October 29th.
25 NW Minnesota Avenue
For Fall Art Hop, we’re excited to extend into October the mixed media show and new works of artist, designer and activist Euijin Gray. Her show — entitled “being. small. simple. green.” — is inspired by months spent in the green, wet forest of Tennessee and incorporates acrylics, photos, drawings, handmade paper, wood, canvas and board. Please also step out into the breezeway to enjoy live blues guitar by singer songwriter Joseph Balsamo, compliments of Karen Bandy Studio.
Bend Visitor Center
750 Lava Road
Visit Bend doesn’t mind if people color on the walls at the Bend Visitor Center. In fact, they’re willing to pay for it.
In September 2011, Visit Bend kicked off the Pillars of Art program. Pillars of Art is designed to introduce tourists to Bend’s unique arts and culture scene, and to support emerging local artists.
Every three months, Visit Bend will choose one local artist to create unique chalk drawings on two large, cement pillars in the lobby of the Bend Visitor Center. The chosen artist will also have his or her framed art displayed and sold in the visitor center during the three-month period, including First Friday Art Walks.
Megan McGuinness – Featured artist from October 1 to December 31, 2011
Megan was born and raised in Portland, Oregon in the early 90’s. Surrounded by the creativity and culture of the Pacific Northwest, she grasped at every chance to express herself and reinvpillars-of-art-bend-mcguiness.jpgent the natural beauty around her. Beginning with her first solo art show at 13, Megan knew drawing and painting would be a passion for years to come.Megan moved to Bend in January of 2010 and fell in love with the unique art culture that is here. She loves attending Downtown First Friday Art Walks and trips to Pak-it to find re-usable materials to paint on. Megan mixes realism with surrealism and adds a pinch of repetition to create a whimsical movement to her paintings. She hopes to make the viewer’s eyes dance with her quirky imaginings, bright colors, and fanciful characters.Megan was a resident at Poethouse Art for six months and spends time in the summer volunteering at a 4-H camp in Salem, Oregon, recently completing an all camp mural and teaching art to children. When not painting, She brings her unique touch to Ida’s cupcake cafe on Bend’s Westside. Megan hopes to continue pursuing an education in Fine Arts, but enjoys being a student of the amazing life and natural beauty Bend has to offer.
830 Wall Street
Back by popular demand, wabi sabi is happy to host cosplayers this Art Walk!
Cosplay (???? kosupure), short for “costume play”, is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea, often drawn from popular fiction in Japan.
Prizes and processions for participants. Sake and snacks will be served.