Year-end Holiday Artwalk at Sisters art galleries


Last updated 12/14/2021 at Noon

Mary Moore at Sisters Gallery & provided

“Twighead” clay sculpture

Sisters Arts Association’s (SAA) Artwalk through local galleries will take place on the Third Friday — December 17 — because the Fourth Friday in December is Christmas Eve. Stroll through the galleries and meet the artists whose original work will delight your eyes.

At Hood Avenue Art, walls came down, lights went up, and the dust has settled. Hood Avenue Art has grown to more than 2,000 square feet and added five new artists: sculptor Gary Cooley and painters Glen Corbett, Diane L. Farquhar Hallstrom, Barbara Cella, and Clarke Berryman. Hood Avenue Art says, “We are excited to welcome them to our group of talented artists. Come by and see the new space and art, now open seven days a week.”

Clearwater Gallery says “Featured are amazing holiday gift ideas made by all of our local artisans.

Choose from adorable gourd ornaments, beautiful pottery, stunning jewelry, candles, soaps, cutting boards, and more, not to mention all of the incredible artwork we have adorning our gallery walls.

Stop in from 4 to 6 p.m.

for wine, appetizers, and holiday shopping.” In the spirit of Christmas, Clearwater Gallery offers the following promotions until the end of December: BOGO Holiday Cards – buy one and get one of Dan Rickards’ locally made holiday cards.

Also, if you spend a minimum of $100, you will receive a gift card worth 10 percent of your total purchase to be used at a future date.

Stitchin’ Post continues its Employee Boutique through December 24. Check out the mini-notebooks — available ready-made or as a kit of two. This is a quick stocking stuffer gift — make two and give one to your best friend. There is even a video online by staff member Jackie that you can follow, to use the kits or your own choice of fabrics. This is just one of many employee-generated items to buy or make, for your best gift ideas.

Beauty, strength, and hope characterize the exhibit of new and recent artwork by Karen Z. Ellis, now at The Cindy and Duncan Campbell Gallery. A reception from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday will celebrate Ellis’s collection of hand-pulled intaglio prints, monotypes, drawings, water-media paintings, and mixed-media collages. Always enchanted by the cycles and rhythms of the natural world, Ellis explores the realm of myths, dreams, and legends and the simple beauty of natural forms. Ellis teaches art at Central Oregon Community College and OSU Cascades.

Small but mighty is the Metals Jewelry Studio of Bryan Lee Brown. “I thank everyone for stopping in my humble studio this year. I enjoy hearing your stories and if lucky we’ll share a laugh,” Brown says. “My winter hours are Wednesday thru Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. I’ve worked in mokume gane for nearly 27 years and enjoy it, but I’m not limited to it. I can create a custom-designed item from old jewelry that you don’t wear anymore, or I can repair it for you to wear again. Ring sizing, chain repair, and diamond retipping: I do all types of work. I will also purchase your old gold jewelry.” Stop by and say hi to Oak, the shop dog.

artisans of Clearwater provided

“Holiday Gifts”

Mary Moore, clay sculptor; Kimry Jelen, painter of colorful horses; and Brad Earl, acrylic painter, are the featured artists at Sisters Gallery & Frame. Moore says, “My new work focuses on my childhood memories of magic. I’m less concerned about leading this process and more about the creative process leading me. There are technical changes, like making the arms gesticulate, which allows the viewer some ability to partake in the work itself.” Jelen will have her new 2022 calendars available. Earl, a retired architect who just moved to Sisters, shows street scenes and building facades.

As you visit each gallery, sign up for Sisters Arts Association’s Quick Draw. Thanks to a generous donation from the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce, two $50 gift certificates will be awarded at the end of the Artwalk. These gift certificates may be redeemed in any of this month’s participating galleries.

Sisters Arts Association thanks everyone who supports our local artists and galleries. We will take a break from the Fourth Friday Artwalks until spring, when we will return to the regular schedule. Until then, we wish everyone a joyful holiday season and good health in the new year.


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