Fourth Friday Artwalk a spring opening


Last updated 3/21/2023 at Noon

Steve Rothert from the WSO exhibit at Hood Avenue Art. PHOTO PROVIDED

“The Jewel”

Sisters Arts Association welcomes you to the official start of the 2023 Fourth Friday Artwalks. The March 24 Artwalk will have a lot in store for you, including new and returning artists, group shows, and the return of Quick Draw.

Stitchin’ Post is presenting “Stitching – A Show of Hands,” featuring student work created in a 2022 workshop by beloved instructor Rosalie Dace. There will also be hand-stitched items made by Central Oregon artists as they explore depictions of hands through time.

Clearwater Gallery at The Open Door recently changed its name to The Rickards Gallery, and will be featuring work by impressionist painter Garth Williams. One of the gallery’s favorite artists, Williams loves the outdoors and fly-fishing, so he often translates his experiences to canvas. His personal concept weaves shapes and colors together until the image appears. His palette knife technique results in dramatic landscapes, especially those with aspens. His new pieces will be revealed from 4 to 6 p.m. when wine and light appetizers will be served.

Sisters Gallery & Frame welcomes a new artist, Sloane Earl, and her father, Brad Earl, a gallery favorite, to this month’s Artwalk. Sloane Earl is a traditionally trained illustrator who recently started to create oil paintings. Most of her work centers on magic and whimsy, but this time she has created something special with a cowboy soul. Sloane lives in the woods north of Sisters with her partner and her dog. Brad Earl is a prolific acrylic artist with a great love of depicting local landmarks. This month he is getting the jump on camping season, farm tractors, vintage vehicles, and dreams of what awaits when the weather warms up.

Wildflower Studio welcomes spring with artwork from Kelly Rae Roberts and Megan Marie Meyers. Both artists inspire a positive and adventuresome spirit through words and images. New products are also available from Aster Raine Skin Care, Roughcut Soap Co., and Triumph Outpost Leather. Stop by for wine, light appetizers, and conversation.

Raven Makes Gallery owners just returned from a gathering tour of indigenous artists throughout the North and Southwest, from Arizona and New Mexico to Alaska. They will be displaying new art by some of the most collected artists as well as some who are new to the gallery. They will be open during normal business hours but not for the evening portion of Artwalk.

Toriizaka Art is currently on a gathering tour as well and will rejoin the Artwalk in April.

Campbell Gallery features work by the artist Lois Pendleton. She never really felt entitled to call herself an artist until her high school principal welcomed her to a class reunion by saying “Oh! It’s Lois, the artist!” That recognition enabled her to embrace her love of making art as part of her life’s journey. That journey has led her to experiment with many forms of art including encaustic, fiber, paper collage, acrylic paint, and glass mosaic.

She says, “I don’t have to be a master of one; I can be a lifelong student of all of them. I like to color outside the lines.”

This show is inspired by nature and the artist’s recent travels to Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Pyrenees in Spain, and magical Morocco.

Hood Avenue Art hosts the Central Oregon Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) Show, through April 25. This juried show features a wide variety of watercolors that demonstrate a sensory trip of color and techniques. The WSO is one of the country’s premiere watercolor societies. There will be art, appetizers, and music from 4 to 7 p.m.

Quick Draw encourages visits to more than one gallery during the Artwalk. Fill out a blank ticket at each gallery on Friday, for a chance to win one of two $50 gift certificates that can be used toward a purchase at any of the participating galleries.

The Quick Draw is supported by a generous donation from Coldwell Banker Bain Realty in Sisters, which will also be open during the Artwalk. Please take the time to fill out each ticket completely. This shows your support for Sisters Arts Association and its member galleries. (SAA does not sell your info, but uses the numbers of visitors as a measure of the importance of The Arts in the vitality of our community!)


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