Holiday cheer for Fourth Friday Artwalk


Last updated 12/20/2022 at Noon

The Holidays are here, and Sisters Arts Association (SAA) has one more Fourth Friday Artwalk in 2022. It’s fun to spend time walking through the galleries of Sisters this week. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in the galleries, whether you are doing last-minute shopping or just taking a relaxing walk through downtown.

At Clearwater Gallery this month, you’ll find classic holiday offerings made by talented crafters and artisans. Hand-painted gourd ornaments by Chris Warren and Leslee Burtt, pottery by Molly Newbern, fused glass by Edie Shelton, miniature paintings by Sarah B. Hansen, PF candles, and Dan Rickards’ holiday cards. Stop in from 4 to 6 to celebrate the season with wine and light appetizers.

Wildflower Studio wishes you Happy Holidays. Stop in for last-minute stocking stuffers. New products include local wildflower honey by Brittany’s Bees and felted soaps and lotion bars from Rough Cut Soap Co. Original paintings exploring local landscapes, plus prints, glass, candles, and cards. Celebrate this winter season from 3 to 6 p.m.

Courtney Parker has put together a collection of Western-themed artwork for this month’s show at The Campbell Gallery.

Parker has loved to draw for as long as she can remember.

“Creating portraits in pencil is my passion.

There is something special about the blank paper or canvas.

The outcome of the art is unknown and that’s exciting and beautiful.” Working from photographs, she begins each portrait with the eyes.

“If I can get the eyes accurately, I find that the rest of the drawing falls into place.” The best part of doing commissioned portraits is delivering the end product.

“I love to see their faces when I can hand deliver the finished drawing.

That has always meant so much more than any monetary gain.” She has recently begun to work in watercolor and pastel, and to explore doing colored pencil portraits.

Like the instrumentalists in an orchestra, the Hood Avenue Art artists are coordinating their skills, memories, and perception of “Peace’d Together” for a group show. Peace is something to cherish, especially at this time of year. They worked together to find spirit of place, love of family and our fellow humans, and the need to express ourselves as individuals. That is the meaning of “Peace’d Together” and the art that’s part of it. The gallery will celebrate its Artwalk from 4 to 7 p.m. with music and holiday cheer.

At Sisters Gallery & Frame you can buy a “HUG” or two from artist Paul Alan Bennett.

His latest hardcover book, “HUG: A Visual Chronicle of Our Need to Touch,” has arrived just in time for Christmas.

He will be on hand to sign books.

The gallery continues to feature photography by seven local artists: Curtiss Abbott, Gary Albertson, Wendy Birnbaum, Greg Davidge, Roger Dorband, Bruce Jackson, and Dennis Schmidling.

The show “Owls and the Friends – A Tribute to Jim Anderson” continues through the end of the year.

Partial proceeds from sale of the owls etc.

will be donated to the Jim Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Sisters High School.

There will be a sneak peek at new pottery by Ann Grossnickle.

The gallery will feature light refreshments from 3 to 6 p.m.

Raven Makes Gallery has an ever-growing selection of fine art and jewelry from the Southwest, Plains, First Nations, and Alaska Native artists, and ranging from museum quality masters to innovative new talent. They continue to offer positive energy and beauty to art lovers worldwide. Raven Makes will be open Friday during regular hours, until 5.

Stitchin’ Post is always a favorite. This Friday, the shop will be open during regular hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are a few gift items remaining in the Employee Boutique, if you are still looking for handmade gifts. There will not be an evening Artwalk at Stitchin’ Post this month.

Toriizaka Art owners are away, so the gallery will not be open for Fourth Friday.

Remember to sign up for SAA’s “Quick Draw,” as we will give away two $50 gift certificates, good in any of the participating galleries. Thanks to Coldwell Banker Bain in Sisters for their support.

Sisters Arts Association is a 501(c)(3) organization that welcomes new members: individuals who love art, artists, students, and businesses. Annual memberships range from $50 to $150, and now is a great time to join for 2023. More information is available at


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