Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents oil landscapes of Central Oregon from the Joyce Clark Estate in the upper gallery and oil landscapes by Joanne Donaca in the lower gallery. The exhibit continues through March 9.
Clark’s paintings in the estate exhibition feature both palette knife and brushwork and include scenes of the Deschutes River, Mt. Bachelor and Sparks Lake, area waterfalls and numerous other Central Oregon scenes as well as other areas. The artist, formerly of Bend and Sunriver, passed in 2009 at the age of 92.
A frequent award-winning artist, she was a 17-year exhibitor at the prestigious Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach, CA. Moving to Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii in the late 60’s, she showed at the noted Village Gallery in Lahaina, and completed several commissions for the Kapalua Ritz Carlton.
Returning to the mainland in early 1990’s and to Sunriver, she received a commission to complete four large oil paintings that remain in the collection of the Crosswater Clubhouse. The Sunriver Music Festival twice used Clark’s art for the annual poster including her painting of Paulina Falls as the 2009 image.
An award winner in numerous national shows, her honors included the Juror’s Choice Award at the prestigious Art for the Parks exhibition in Jackson Hole and the Award of Excellence at the 11th Annual Oil Painters of America juried show.
Also continuing on exhibit are expressionistic oils of Central Oregon by Joanne Donaca in the lower gallery. Images include one of her favorite subjects, water, featuring the rushing Deschutes tributaries of mountain terrain as well as the quiet river of Mirror Pond.
The 2012 Poster Artist for the Sunriver Music Festival, the artist’s former impressionistic style of bold brushwork and heavy impasto often yields to more expressionistic imagery featuring carefully integrated strokes but with continued use of a strong, realistic palette.
The artist is a member of the Oil Painters of America and a sustaining associate member of the Watercolor Society of America. Her art appears in collections throughout the US and the permanent collection of Pronghorn Golf Resort and Sunriver Resort.
The Sunriver Resort welcomes the public to the exhibition during Lodge hours. Billye Turner, art consultant and gallery curator, provides additional information at 503-780-2828.