Featured artists for May are Karla Proud, Oregon Gemstone Jewelry and Joel Mills, NW Log Furniture. Attend the 2nd Saturday Celebration on May 14 from 4 to 6pm….enjoy food and wine and beer and meet the Artists’ Gallery artists.
Artists’ Gallery welcomes Joel Mills to its family. Joel’s North West Log Furniture is a perfect fit for Central Oregon. Joel works with locally sourced natural pine and unique juniper wood. Each item is hand peeled and sanded to perfection with several coats of lacquer for a long lasting protective finish. The selection is vast and he welcomes custom orders.
Especially unique are the twisted and inter grown juniper logs, some with natural growths giving each piece its own one of a kind look. Joel takes the turns and bumps and strange growths of natural wood and turns them into a unique artistic expression.
Shown on this page is the perfect Central Oregon dog bed….a ideal throne for your canine friend. The selection goes from free form art sculptures to functional furniture for the entire home.
Karla Proud has a passion for gems found in Oregon. The selection in the gallery ranges from Natural Owyhee blue opals to brilliant orange fire opals and features our Oregon State Gemstone, Sunstone. And coming soon, a new find, Oregon pink opal.
“I’ve enjoyed combining our natural Oregon found gemstones with pearls and other stones,” says Karla. “Pearls are such a natural fit with our Oregon Sunstone beads and faceted gemstones. The natural colors of freshwater pearls enhance the unique color spectrum of the Oregon gem. I’m also a ‘rockhound’ at heart and love collecting beautiful jaspers to mix with my precious gems.” Shown here is a natural Oregon Jasper with strands of natural color pearls and sunstone beads.