June artwalk on tap at Sisters galleries
Last updated 6/22/2022 at Noon
Sisters Arts Association’s (SAA) Fourth Friday Artwalk on June 24 celebrates the coming of summer. Hood Avenue Art District galleries welcome you and your friends to meet local artists, see new and old favorite artworks, and take advantage the long hours of summer daylight. Pick up a Gallery Map and follow the ART flags to visit the local galleries.
The Clearwater Gallery is freshly stocked with locally made rustic garden art just in time for summer. These whimsical characters and phrases bring beauty and joy to any outdoor space, and they make perfect gifts for garden enthusiasts. Each piece is designed and produced right here in Central Oregon, and the gallery looks forward to its seasonal delivery every year. Visit the gallery or stop in the courtyard for lunch or dinner to see this charming collection. The Clearwater Gallery will not be participating in this month’s Artwalk, but will be back in July featuring local acrylic painter Sarah B. Hansen.
Hood Avenue Art is featuring glass artist Susie Zeitner and photographer Scott Cordner. Scott creates large panoramic photos that capture emotion and movement of the landscape surrounding him. He enhances his photography with handmade hardwood frames that fit with any style. Susie paints with light on glass. Her unique style of drawing and painting starts with glass powder and enamel fired on sheet glass, showing her talent in drawing and design. In addition, with her love of colors she makes beautiful inspirational totems with recycled metal and glass. Come hear music by Mark Barringer and Celtic fiddler Jana Nvotny.
At Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop, check out new work by acrylic artist and retired architect Brad Earl and prismacolor pencil fine artist Mike Stasko. Brad added to his collection of landmark images the Sno Cap Drive In and Cottonwood Café. Mike’s final entry in his Seasons of Sisters series is “Fall: Autumn Aspen.”
Wildflower Studio joins Hike-N-Peaks, Dyrk Godby Gallery, and Sisters Log Furniture for a five-year anniversary and block party. These businesses celebrate five years of art, framing, and supporting creativity in the community, thanking their customers and inviting them to participate in a community celebration, including a raffle to support Sisters Family Access Network. The art stroll and block party will take place in the back courtyard of these collective Hood Avenue locations. Stop by from 4 to 7 p.m. during the Fourth Friday Artwalk and enjoy light appetizers, beverages, raffle prizes, and friends.
Raven Makes Gallery is rich in tradition, contemporary ideas, and renewed perspectives, with works from museum-quality masters to innovative new talent. The gallery’s Indigenous artists continue to bring positive energy and beauty to art lovers worldwide. New works this month include oil paintings by award-winning Ojibwe-Pawnee artist Raymond Nordwall of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Amelia O’Dougherty is the featured artist at The Campbell Gallery at Sisters Art Works.
O’Dougherty's creative focus is to experience and explore the relationship between color and emotion.
Her pieces portray simple moments translated into color and shape.
The landscapes of the high desert are her current inspiration, especially the contrast of an electric sunrise over a dry lakebed, and the heaviness of an expansive sky filled with storm.
O’Dougherty started watercolor painting at 4 years old in a Waldorf preschool in Ashland.
Since then she has expanded into graphic design, ceramics, fiber arts, and acrylic painting, but watercolors remain her most comfortable home.
In 2017 she moved to Sisters and has been in a state of joy and often tears at the colors and contrast ever since.
The paintings in this show, “Cold Spring,” were inspired by the wild weather of Spring 2022 in Sisters, Summer Lake in Paisley, and San Francisco.
All pieces are watercolor on paper with walnut or maple frames by Nathaniel Potter of Bigrock Woodcraft in Terrebonne.
More of Amelia’s work can be found on her website www.ameliamorton.squarespace.com and on Instagram @amelia.rascal.
At Stitchin’ Post, two voices in textile art, mother and daughter Jean Wells Keenan and Valori Wells, take you on an inspired journey of their current work in this exhibit. Valori is a renowned printmaker and textile designer who creates magical drawings that are carved by hand and then printed onto textiles. Jean’s most recent work is driven by her love of the colors and designs that you see in nature.
Metals Jewelry Studio is not participating in the artwalk this month.
All of the galleries welcome you to visit and sign up for Quick Draw. Fill out one ticket in each gallery for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate that can be used in any of the participating galleries. The Quick Draw is sponsored by SAA, thanks to a generous donation from Coldwell Banker Bain Sisters.