Visit Art Galleries in Sisters Featuring:
• A great time
• Beautiful art
• Good company
• Hors d'urves
Sisters Arts Association’s Fourth Friday Artwalk kicks off a weekend of art in town. Start by visiting our galleries on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, visit with 25 artists in their studios from 10 to 4 each day.
In its third year, the self-guided Artist Studio Tour is expanded from one day to two, adding opportunities for artists and the public to interact. More information about the Studio Tour and individual artists’ profiles are posted on the SAA website, sistersartsassociation.org. Watch for the bright blue and white signs and follow the red arrows.
This month, Antler Arts at 311 East Cascade Ave. joins the Artwalk. Owners Jaimi and Jim Warren will greet you, and Sally Smith will showcase her daughter Joelle Smith’s Western paintings. Joelle’s life revolved around her love of horses.
ZoselHarper Realtors at 170 W. Cascade Ave. is hosting the work of three visual artists: Randall Tillery, Tricia Biesmann, and Melinda Calkin. Randall loves to paint all subject matter but finds his love for nature makes landscape painting a natural transition. Tricia’s wearable art shows her love of color, fiber and texture. Melinda’s fused glass objects are items of beauty for the home or to wear. The musical talents of the Melanie Rose Dyer Trio will round out the evening’s presentation.
Walk up Casdade to The Stitchin’ Post, where you’ll find a new display by mother and daughter artists Jean and Valori Wells.
From there, head up Oak to Beacham’s Clock Company, where the resident watchmaker will be available for watch questions, and the Orrery will be on display.
Cross West Hood to Hood Avenue Art for the featured art of JoAnn Burgess and Elyse Douglas. JoAnn is a landscape pastel and mixed media artist who is featuring her most recent mixed media artwork, “Garden Delight.” Elyse creates delicate and dynamic sunstone jewelry.
Gary Cooley’s own work is featured this month at The Collection Gallery. As one of the participants in this weekend’s Artist Studio Tour, Gary will have the best of his work on display, along with working demonstrations of his techniques.
The Clearwater Gallery’s featured artist is Elizabeth Ganji, a self-taught artist specializing in soft pastel and oil paint. Her powerful strokes, attention to color, and composition are seen in every piece.
Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop has work by seven artists who are on the Artist Studio Tour this weekend: Mike Stasko, Mel Archer, Jennifer Hartwig, Caroline Stratton-Crow, Kay Baker, Mary Moore, and Paul Alan Bennett.
At The Imagination Gallery, there are amazing, other-worldly metal sculptures for your wall as well as free-standing art, along with the many fine artists who are part of the gallery’s collection.
Wildflower Studio’s featured artists are Chris Nelson and John Runnels. John has recently completed a series of paintings exploring aspen groves. Chris, owner and framer at Wildflower, will also be a featured on the Artist Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday.
The Jill Neal Gallery will feature new art, horses, and some new “wild women,” as well as new products. Stop by for wine, and chocolate, wild women, Wild West!
Good Day Café at Bedouin displays the colorful and complex paper-cut art of Carly Garzon Vargas, which explores the intersection between art, culture, identity and community.
Also on the Artwalk, visit Dyrk Godby Gallery, where you’ll see Dyrk’s authentic Western art, and the work of Sisters artist Jim Horsley. And don’t forget Grizzly Ridge Upcycle, where the truly unique becomes even better with upcycling.
Sisters Library’s monthly art display features the wild horse photography of Carol Statton and photographic paper collage by Beth Eckert. Carol’s photographs will remain on display through July, along with fine art needlepoint tapestries by Catherine Childress.
Future events dates for 2019 include:
July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, and December 27. All events are between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.