Fourth Friday Artwalk returns to Sisters


Last updated 3/23/2024 at 7:38am

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"Luminary" by Mary Moore, featured at Sisters Gallery & Frame.

The Sisters Arts Association's Fourth Friday Artwalk is back this week. Most of the galleries of Sisters will be open with featured art and artists, light refreshments, and the return of QuickDraw between 4 and 7 p.m. The art will be on display in galleries all day, with most exhibits continuing well into April.

Hood Avenue Art highlights Patricia Freeman-Martin and Breezy Anderson. Patty creates work that reflects impressions and amusements from her life on a horse ranch in Terrebonne. Drawing, mixed media painting, and printmaking create a narrative and descriptive line describing a mood, emotion, or event, layered with remembered and symbolic color choices. Fabric pieces incorporate ink drawings on muslin with found and hand-colored fabrics to make appliquéd and quilted wall hangings. Breezy is a self-taught metal sculptor. She creates figurative sculptures inspired by memory, movement, and time, in an attempt to transform ordinary materials into something extraordinary. Fiddler Bob Baker will entertain at the gallery during Artwalk.

The Rickards Gallery's featured artist is Molly Newbern, working under the moniker Nomadic Ceramics. Molly's passions have always revolved around art and travel. From her hometown in North Carolina, to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and now Bend, her wanderings have left their mark on her artistic process. Themes are the power of simplicity; beautiful utilitarian objects bringing people together, different firing techniques, and subtle natural glazing. The signature on the base of her work is in Arabic, an acknowledgement that she would not be a potter if she had not been studying to become a translator. After exclusively creating work influenced by her travels, Molly is excited to see what staying in one place will inspire.

The Campbell Gallery showcases work by Melanie Whedon. Melanie is a watercolor artist living in Bend. Hailing from Philadelphia, she is a full-time architect but has always found watercolor as a medium to translate ideas about the world onto paper. Her main artistic themes include looking at scale in nature and striking the balance between abstract texture and crisp detail. Outside of painting, she is an avid hiker, yogi, reader, and most recently, rock climber.

Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop hosts three artists and a silent auction to benefit Kiwanis Food Bank. New at the gallery are colorful clay Luminaries by Mary Moore. Two pieces of art from featured artists Steve Mathews and Brad Earl will be up for bid, starting at $150 and increasing in $25 increments. Steve's piece "Caretakers" is a pen and Prismacolor pencil work on juniper that is a tribute to First Nations. Brad's "High Hollow Ranch" is a framed original acrylic painting depicting an imaginary Western ranch home dressed in bright foliage.

Space In Common owner Amelia Morton features her work this month. Amelia started watercolor painting at the age of four in a Waldorf preschool in Ashland. Her creative focus is to experience and explore the relationship between color and emotion. Her pieces are simply felt moments translated into color and shape. The landscapes of the high desert are her current inspiration. She continues to explore watercolor as an everyday practice, and by teaching watercolor classes at her gallery.

Makin' It Local's featured exhibition is large-format landscape photography by Pete Alport, Christian Murillo, and James Parsons. The three Bend-based photographers capture the beauty of our state from their personal perspectives. Pete's photos have graced many magazine covers, and his production company has produced stunning ski and snowboard footage and various commercial projects. An avid thru-hiker, James gets off the beaten path and captures iconic Oregon landscapes. Christian captures nature organically through the camera lens, with a purist approach, natural light, and conservative post-processing.

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Stained Glass by Terry Batchelder is featured at Stitchin' Post.

Stitchin' Post's featured artist, Terry Batchelder, works in stained glass. Thirty-five years after being introduced to stained glass, Terry is sharing work inspired by contemporary quilt artists Jean Wells, Maryte Collard, Hilde Morin and Sharon Koppel, and from the stained glass world, Josephine Geiger and Antoni Gaudi. Terry's common thread is to portray the natural impact of light and color upon the creations that surround us.

Celebrate a glimpse of spring at Wildflower Studio with consumable gifts, art supplies, journals, and artwork. Try new spring scents in diffusers, lotions, and candles. Wildflower carries Brittany's Bees Honey, locally sourced in Mitchell, and homemade jams from the Kitchen Cupboard based in Long Creek. Samples of both products will be available during Artwalk.


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