Bonnie Junell has been part of the Artists’ Gallery since its inception almost six years ago. Junell focuses on painting familiar sites around Central Oregon. Her recent works are taking on a slightly more painterly approach with more texture using the pallet knife. This is especially evident in her large-scale landscapes.
When not painting for the galleries that represent her art, she teaches monthly Sip and Paint classes in both Sunriver and Vancouver, Washington. Her classes have become a great local attraction with a large repeat base of budding new artists. Several of her painters come every month and refer to the sessions as therapy sessions.
Bonnie’s Sip and Paint classes are very different than the big local paint nights held in many areas. What sets hers apart are class size which is kept small so she has time to help each student along the way. Each painting is a Bonnie Junell original using water soluble oils. For information on art classes, call the Artists’ Gallery at 541-593-4392.
Stella Rose Powell has a real passion for working with sterling silver and copper….hammering hand-wrought leaves and ruffles into wearable art. It gives Stella great pleasure to see her jewelry viewed as art. Most of her work is one-of-a-kind as she is always recreating and improving on her designs
Stella is presently a member of Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild where she serves as vice president. Besides finding her love of metal she found her community in a town that celebrates and supports local artists in Bend.
You are invited to the second Saturday Art Celebration on March 11 from 4-6pm in the gallery. Enjoy some food, wine and beer and meet the thirty artists of the gallery.