(Above: Art by Leo White Horse, a Sicangu Lakota artist whose ancestors lived on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, can be seen in the Windowfront Exhibit at 873 Willamette St. in downtown Eugene.)

Posted by Randi Bjornstad

The last First Friday ArtWalk of 2022 in downtown Eugene will be (as usual) from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2, with dozens of galleries, shops, and other art-supporting businesses open to regale artwalkers along the way.

The ArtGuide for this month’s self-guided tour will be available for pickup at One Vision Nutrition at 946 Willamette St., and from there it’s art in all directions, including these locations (listed alphabetically):

Allies LLC (131 E. 11th Ave.) — Featuring artwork created by Allies members, who are adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, plus tarot readings by resident artist Jon Conway and chats with artist Cromika who crochets her art.

Art with Alejandro (Second floor, Suite 224, 5th Street Public Market, 246 E. 5th Ave.) — Mystical art by Paisley Mae Armsgrong, magical landscapes by Richard Ahlstrom and prints-for-purchase by local artist Ila Rose.

ArtCity Studios on Broadway (basement level, 160 E. Broadway ) — Holiday cheer and printing of seasonal greeting cards by Eugene Printmakers from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Barn Light (924 Willamette St.) —  Female Forward, featuring pieces by artist Christine Ansite.

Books with Pictures Eugene (99 W. Broadway, Suite C) — Art by Mat Whiteley, including drawings and prints inspired by animation, comics, and games.

This piece by Colton Brown is part of an exhibit of student art in the WheelHaus Arts Student Winter Showcase.

Broadway Commerce Center (44 W. Broadway) — WheelHaus Arts’ fifth annual Student Winter Showcase, with art of all sizes and types by students in K-12 grades; reception at 6 p.m.

ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery (25 E. 8th Ave.) — Collage works by Dori Koberstein, abstractions of the natural world, including birds, landscapes, and flowers.

Epic Seconds (30 E. 11th Ave.) — Listen to me, butterfly, a collection of new work by Benjamin Terrrell, landscapes based on a song lyric of the same name.

Evans, Elder Brown & Seubert (101 E. Broadway) — Watercolor and mixed-media art by Sarah Finney, with 50 percent of all sales donated to Community Supported Shelters.

Karin Clarke at the Gordon (590 Pearl St., Suite 105) — Fragments and Happenstance, treasure boxes and small works by Chelsea Beaudrie, part of her Littles Series, plus small works by other gallery artists.

Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St.) — Gone Midnight, new oil paintings by longtime Eugene artist Adam Growsowski, including his grand-scale portraits, reclining figures and nudes, landscapes, and his cat, Masso; on display through Jan. 14, 2023.

MECCA (555 High St.) — Silent Voice of Clouds, work by MECCA volunteer and recycle-artist Scott Parker, exploring color and texture using tissue paper transferred to canvas.

Mosaic Fair Trade Collection (28 E. Broadway — Artisan and healer Lela Ross’s handcrafted candles and body care products, plus Fair Trade jewelry, homewares, gifts, clothing, and accessories from around the world.

Rise, by Heather Sterling, is among the many pieces of art on show at The New Zone Gallery in December.

The New Zone Gallery  (110 E. 11th Ave.) — Art by New Zone members plus four special shows for December:

  • Human Spirit, paintings by Heather Sterling;
  • Love and Loss, Painting for Joy, by Robin Levin;
  • Small Treasures, an abundance of styles, concepts, and media, with nothing bigger than 6-by-6 inches;
  • The Gift Zone, handcrafted art and local gifts by New Zone members;
  • Live music.

One Vision Nutrition (946 Willamette St. — Street photography by 7even, featuring “coolhues and b&w portraits” with 35 mm and 120 film; instagram — @7sevendeadlyphotos

Oregon Contemporary Theatre offices (174 W. Broadway — Hay Más Tiempo Que Vida, photographs by Misael Hernandez about pursuing identity in Usmahac, México, especially examining “the soul of the pueblo Usmajac.”

An abstract by Cherisse Pacheco, one of the client artists at the OSLP Arts & Culture Center.

OSLP Arts & Culture Center (110 E. 11th Ave., Suite C) — Showcase! in the new gallery space features fresh artwork by participants in the Oregon Supported Living Program.

Out of Step Tattoo & Gallery (1022 Willamette St.) — Original paintings and prints by artists throughout the world alongside local artists, including five of Out of Step’s resident artists.

Starlight Lounge (830 Olive St.) — Artist Bonnie Bozell’s A Head Full of Clouds, paintings and drawings inspired by artists such as N.C. Wyeth and Frank Frazetta and ranging from the Old West to mermaids, fairies and more, all tied together by cloudscapes.

Windowfront Exhibitions — Downtown Eugene’s empty storefronts become art installations and galleries, including:

  • 224 W. Broadway — Vexing Me!, a multi-medium installation by Zoë Gamell Brown, welcoming visitors to a Guyanese-American meal.
  • 873 Willamette St. — Art by Leo White Horse, a Sicangu Lakota artist descended from ancestors from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, influenced by sketches of cowboys, rodeos, and Native Americans drawn by his father, Myers White Horse; also work by Sue Gallego, whose identify as an indigenous woman shape her art, depicting the emotional values and stories of indigenous people and cultures.
  • 833 Willamette St. — Display by Whiteaker Community Market.
  • 120 W. Broadway — Celestial Migration, a mural by Valentina Gonzalez (VRGNZ), representing the creation story of the Coyote and the Jaguar.
  • 1059 Willamette St. — A Sunset Together, mural by Pattrick Price using traditional formline designs and ancient petroglyph styles.

Special events

Passionflower Design’s annual holiday open house (128 E. Broadway) — Prints, originals and “giftables” by local illustrator and portrait artist Bonnie Bozell, from her Pop-Culture collecction, plus live holiday-themed portrait drawings for customers, sign-ups for a free New Year tarot reading with psychic medium and energy healer July Rost, and treats and tea provided by Community Cup Coffee; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Holiday Maker Market (FUSE Jewelry Collective, 112 E. 13th Ave. — Jewelry by local designers, curated gift items, and artwork from Root to Blossom, Fripp, Ila Rose, and more; 4 p.m. to 9 p..m.

About Lane Arts Council

Lane Arts Council is a nonprofit organization that works to cultivate strong and creative arts communities throughout Lane County, by providing high-quality arts experiences, engaging people of all ages in arts education, and encouraging artistic endeavors.


Watercolor and mixed-media art by Sarah Finney is on display at Evans, Elder Brown & Seubert, with 50 percent of sales donated to Community Supported Shelters.