The newly renovated Sunriver Resort Lodge living room, dining room and lounge now open with newly created artwork by Oregon artists Monica Setziol-Phillips and Gary Vincent.
Monica Setziol-Phillips, recognized Oregon artist, brings a four panel artwork of carved Alaskan yellow cedar commissioned by Tom O’Shea, Sunriver Managing Director. The 7 feet high by 18 feet wide panels depict branching aspens with horizontal woven panels suggesting the four seasons. The artwork will be installed over the main fireplace in the new living room of the Lodge.
The artist began her career as a weaver and added carving to her skills working with her father, noted wood artist Roy Setziol. She speaks of combining the two forms as an act of completion with weaving creating “through the addition of weft and warp,” while wood carving forms “a work through the subtraction of material.”
Setziol–Phillips lists exhibitions throughout the Northwest and works in numerous collections.
Gary Vincent of Bend, with art appearing in collections throughout the U.S., created three large acrylic paintings commissioned by Sunriver Resort for the Lodge remodel under the direction of Hatch Design Group of California. His expressionistic river painting Aspen Reflections, 7 feet wide x 4 feet high, adds varied bright hues of blue, yellow and gold to the new living room.
His largest commission, the striking 7’8” wide x 5’2” high painting of shadowed Canada geese in brilliant sunset hues of gold, yellow and oranges, hangs over the fireplace in the new Twisted Tree Tavern lounge as does his brightly colored Twisted Tree, approximately 5 foot square, in the bar. A 7 foot high acrylic by Vincent hangs in the Caldera Clubhouse, commissioned for its opening in 2007.
An exhibit of oils of Central Oregon scenes by Janice Druian continues in the lower level Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery. Inspiration for her art partially arises from a view of the rugged Deschutes River canyon from her home near Terrebonne. Noted for her landscapes throughout the western U.S., Druian’s art appears in a June/July exhibit at the Favell Museum, Klamath Falls.
Continuing in the upper level Betty Gray Gallery are mixed media abstracts by Margot Voorhies Thompson and contemporary quilts by Janet Gray Webster. Webster is the daughter of John and Betty Gray, founders of Sunriver Resort with Donald McCallum and this exhibit marks the approximate 50th anniversary of the beginning development of the Resort.
Sunriver Resort invites the public to view the renovation of the Lodge and the exhibitions, open all hours. Billye Turner organizes shows for the Resort with additional information at 503-780-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org