Holiday season is in Sisters galleries


Last updated 12/19/2023 at 10:22am

This will be the last Sisters Arts Association Fourth Friday Artwalk of 2023. It’s a great opportunity to find gifts that may be just what you’ve been looking for.

Canyon Creek Pottery will feature “Raku After Dark.” Master Potter Ken Merrill will be pulling pots from the raku kiln, starting at 5:30 p.m. at his gallery at 310 N. Cedar in Sisters. It will be a lively and exciting demonstration, and you get to see beautiful pottery created in real time. From red-hot to beautiful finished pots in minutes. The gallery also has a wide selection of gifts and stocking stuffers.

Campbell Gallery has artwork by Jill Neal displayed through December, but will not be open during Artwalk.

Toriizaka Art invites art lovers to the gallery during this festive time, and will be open on Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with refreshments from 4 to 7 p.m. Look for a selection of affordable ceramics and woodcarvings along with contemporary art.

Sisters Gallery & Frame has a brand-new selection of gourds and framed gourd shards by Kim Black of Beaver Meadow Arts arriving on Friday. Also new framed art by Paul Alan Bennett and Brad Earl, and more hand-knitted and crocheted hats by Helen Schmidling. Bennett’s “Moons Over the John Day River” series combines printmaking and painting. Earl plays a nostalgic chord with two jukeboxes and four classic typewriters. Black decorates gourds with traditional carving or woodburning, and then applies transparent ink dyes, metallic paints, and botanicals. There will be sweet refreshments between 4 and 7 p.m.

Hood Avenue Art Gallery’s focus will be their jewelry artists during the holiday season, through the end of February. The jewelry artists are Alisa Looney, enamel jewelry; Karen Evans, fine hand-woven beaded bracelets and necklaces; Danica Curtright, glass beads using a century-old process; Sharon Reed, handwrought items; Sunstone Store, sunstone earrings, necklaces, and rings; and Zantana Design, dichroic glass jewelry.

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Makin’ It Local, a new gallery in Sisters, celebrates Oregon at 281 W. Cascade Ave., with art, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, ceramics, and more. Featured artwork is by Megan Marie Myers, Lindsay Gilmore, Rachel Dantona (Hikerbooty), James Parsons (Extreme Oregon), letterpress by Quail Lane Press and Green Bird Press, Julie Hamilton, Sheila Dunn, Susan Luckey Higdon, and more.

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Space in Common is home to lots of gift items: pottery, candles, soaps, handmade jewelry, and more. In addition, look for some lovely small paintings from Taylor Manoles and watercolors from Amelia Morton. Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming workshops in 2023.

Raven Makes Gallery wishes everyone happy holidays and a rejuvenating New Year. New pieces for Christmas include Navajo jewelry, Zuni fetishes, and miniature Kachinas.

Wildflower Studio has small-batch candles, diffusers, linen sprays, and lotion collections in unique seasonal blends. The studio is stocked with original paintings, prints, handcrafted gifts, artisan and felted soap and shampoo bars.

The Rickards Gallery features gifts made by local artisans and light appetizers from 4 to 6 p.m. The Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Items include jewelry from Wendy Vernon, pottery from Nomadic Ceramics, fused glass from Edie Shelton, mosaic glass from Mare Schelz, hand-painted gourd ornaments from Chris Warren and Leslie Burtt, and, of course, beautiful artwork. Gift cards and complimentary giftwrapping are available.

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The Stitchin’ Post is not holding a reception this Fourth Friday, but items are still available in the Employee Craft Boutique that opened after Thanksgiving. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sign up for Quick Draw in each gallery you visit. Sisters Arts Association awards two $50 gift certificates to Artwalk patrons, thanks to a generous donation from Coldwell Banker Bain of Sisters. Also, a reminder to those who have won these gift certificates during this year to use them up before the year ends.

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Happy holidays!


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