22 May Tumalo Talent
Tumalo Art Company, an artist-run collective and fine art gallery located in the Old Mill District, has been bringing fine Northwest art to the community for 15 years. Originally located in Tumalo, the gallery moved to Bend in 2004 and has been serving patrons in the Old Mill District since 2008. The gallery is owned and operated by 15 local artists who have deep roots in Central Oregon, and who create high-quality art in a wide variety of mediums. Along with the collective artists’ work, the gallery features pieces made by other local artists, in a traditional gallery relationship. Tumalo Art Co. also offers limited edition fine art prints and a selection of handcrafted jewelry made by local crafters. The next time you’re strolling through the Old Mill District, stop by the gallery and revel in some local art, or check out one of their shows during the First Friday Art Walk held each month in Bend. Here’s a lineup of Tumalo Art Co. shows to enjoy this spring:
Group Show—(Artistic) Journey: Every artist is on a journey, both literally and figuratively. In this exhibit, artists share where and how they have come to be artists, by writing a brief summary about their process to present with their art. Artwork includes paintings, photographs, digital media, glass and more. Opens March 4 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Featured artist Alisa Huntley—Flow: Huntley’s paintings of water on copper or aluminum are an exploration of reflections, abstractions and the light that dances across and beneath the surface of the water. Her method of working in transparent layers and loose, colorful brushwork is enhanced by the reflective surface of the metal, creating a jewel-like glow. Opens April 1 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Featured artist Helen Brown—The Oregon Trail: Brown’s exploration in watercolor takes you along the trails of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, depicting images they may have discovered along their journey on the Oregon Trail. Opens May 6 from 4 to 8 p.m.