Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents select artists shown during 20 years of exhibitions curated by Billye Turner, art consultant. August 2014 marks the beginning of Turner’s 20th year working with the resort. The artists will attend the public reception in their honor on Friday, August 8 from 5–7pm in the upper gallery.
Artists showing in the upper gallery include Ann Bullwinkel, Leslie Cain, Joanne Donaca, Janice Druian, Dorothy Freudenberg, Mary Marquiss, Mike Smith and Gary Vincent. A feature of oils by Ann Ruttan will appear in the lower gallery.
The exhibition, continuing through September 6, features realistic and expressionistic Central Oregon and northwestern landscapes in acrylic, oil and pastel by Bullwinkel, Cain, Donaca, Druian and Vincent. Freudenberg shows expressionistic and abstract digital collage and Marquiss shows realistic floral imagery. Smith shows his whimsical scenes of places, animals and people that he loves and Ruttan exhibits both expressionistic landscapes and color field abstracts.
Billye Turner began exhibitions at the Sunriver Resort in August 1995 with a show of Central Oregon oil landscapes by Ann Ruttan. Following the success of the exhibition, management invited her to create exhibitions for the resort on a regular basis. Turner continues to work as an independent art consultant with the Resort since that time.
In addition to presenting exhibitions, Sunriver Resort engaged Turner to assist in appraising the John and Betty Gray collection of artwork. Art from the Gray’s collection, begun in the mid-1960’s, still appears throughout the facility. The resort also worked with the art consultant in choosing pieces for its ongoing collection displayed in the Sunriver Lodge, Crosswater, Sage Springs Spa and Caldera.
Sunriver Resort invites the public to join the artists’ reception on Friday evening, August 8, as well as the exhibition at the Lodge, open all hours. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Sunriver Resort and provides additional information at 503-780-2828.