About Red Chair gallery

The Red Chair gallery is an artist operated venue for Central Oregon artists. Its mission is to incorporate fine art and contemporary craft, in one location, and to create an environment exclusive to regional artists for the enjoyment of the local population and the out of town visitors. The diversity of the art mediums is key to realizing the gallery’s mission.

Since 2010, the Red Chair gallery has been located in the historic O’Kane Building in Downtown Bend on the corner of Oregon Avenue and Bond Street. With its expansive windows, leaded glass detail and old world character, the O’Kane Building, continues to represent Bend and its colorful past by mixing old world charm with the artwork of the talented and contemporary artists within. The artists displaying in the gallery number 30. This number has remained constant with very few changes over the years.

Housed in other charming yet modernized buildings of Downtown Bend you will find art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, coffee houses, and even barbershops, to name just a few, that have a history in the Downtown area all their own. The vibrancy and diversity of Downtown Bend has something for everyone.

Red Chair gallery is managed by its owner, Rita Neely Dunlavy.

Our Team

The gallery is divided into specific art mediums and supervised as follows:

Tricia Biesmann – Fiber & Wood Team Leader
Joanie Callen – Glass, Mosaic & Sculpture Team Leader
Michele Gwinup – Clay Team Leader
Michelle Lindblom – 2D Co-Team Leader
Linda Swindle – 2D Co-Team Leader
Suzy Williamson – Jewelry Team Leader

Julia Kennedy – Marketing Director
John Guerin – Website & Digital Media Marketing

Many artist members voluntarily contribute their time to keep the day to day operations running smoothly, from making the display labels (Joren Traveller), rotating the monthly art displays, staffing First Friday receptions as well as hosting additional events put on by the gallery. The Red Chair gallery prides itself in the active participation of its artist members every day.