The Art We Love Now Showing at Our Art Galleries
Here in the Old Mill District we celebrate art and the wonderful people that use their genius to create art every day.
The galleries in the Old Mill District represent numerous artists and some are working artist studios. Our galleries showcase a variety of mediums from traditional paintings, sculpture and photography to print making, fiber and mixed media. Stop by anytime and meet these working artists and experience their beautiful works.
New exhibitions open each month and are on view for the entire month. Stop into each gallery in the Old Mill District during the First Friday Art Walk.
Select retailers also showcase handmade items and works of art at Naked Winery, desperado boutique, Saxon’s Fine Jewelers, Ginger’s Kitchenware, Strictly Organic Coffee Co. and Nashelle.
Tumalo Art Co.
Still Life: The Joy of Everyday Things on view in February. A group show with fifteen artists that put their own spin on images that “hold still”, from classic to contemporary.
This show will dovetail with the Bend JOY Project, by creating an installation outside the gallery with the community answering the question “What brings you joy?”. Orange tags and waterproof pens are provided for people to answer that question, by drawing or writing. Hanging the tags will create an interactive art show and share the joy!
Tumalo Art Co. is an artist-run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill District. See the full list of Collective, Gallery and Jewelry artist bringing the best of Northwest art to its patrons. Classic to contemporary with a twist, showcasing a variety of fine art in a diverse array of mediums—oil, acrylic, mixed media, digital media, ceramics, glass, sculpture and photography.
Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Twins, Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer are exhibiting their latest body of work in fiber and paint.
Their work showcases the collaborative talent of the Lubbesmeyers as they draw on their backgrounds in painting and printmaking to bring the essence of their travels and their surroundings near and far in their latest show.
The artists invite you to tour their studio and gallery, where they are available to discuss their latest work.
Welcoming New Artists
The first artist we have the pleasure to introduce is an accomplished encaustic artist, Lisa Marie Sipe. “I am an explorer of forests, valleys, beaches and mountains. I look for places where the touch of man is barely seen, where I can feel free. It’s there I become a collector of thoughts, imagery and biological odds and ends. My artwork is my visual field guide. I am here to share it with you. It’s a record of experience, place and time. It’s delicate yet resilient. It will survive unless treated the wrong way, like nature itself.”
The Lubbesmeyer’s now also represent Chloe Raymond a wood sculptor. “My body of work revolves around a central theme – time. The material that I work with has lived a previous existence before coming to serve my purposes. Just like us, trees are exposed to various events and factors throughout their lifespan. In turn, each is affected in a unique way. I feel that the individualistic qualities that the wood possesses are worth preserving. Therefore I seek to find a balance between the natural characteristics of the wood and the mark that I leave.”
Art Station Continues with Bend Park & Recreation District
Bend Park & Recreation District continues the decades-long tradition of quality art education and play in our community. With community recreation at its core, BPRD saw the need to continue the legacy of providing quality art education, instructors and play in Bend and has restarted the Art Station programs.
Programs feature a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, jewelry, glass arts, ceramics, pottery, textiles and mixed media. In addition to classes, the Art Station has open studio times and opportunities for parties or groups.
For more information visit Bend Park & Recreation District.