Marty Stewart’s original pastel painting Sunriver Afternoon has been selected as the Sunriver Music Festival’s poster artwork for 2014. Each year, the Festival selects a Central Oregon artist to create the artwork for the annual festival poster. Local artists were invited to submit a piece for consideration and a committee of art enthusiasts selected Stewart’s artwork.
Stewart’s original artwork was framed by Eastlake Framing and is currently on display at the Bank of Cascades in Sunriver. It will be a featured auction item at the Festival Faire dinner and auction on Monday, August 4 at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall.
Over 300 posters featuring Marty’s artwork will be distributed for display in businesses in Sunriver, Bend, Sisters and Redmond. Posters are also available to purchase at the Sunriver Music Festival office in The Village in Sunriver and at various businesses and galleries in Sunriver, Bend and Sisters.
Stewart began her journey as an artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she earned her bachelor in fine art in painting and drawing in 1970. Many years and diverse life experiences later brought Marty to Central Oregon in 1998, where she resumed her original pursuit of artistic expression, first in beadwork, now in pastel and watercolor paintings. Workshops with plein air painters in Oregon and New Mexico introduced her to the wonderful world of painting out of doors.
Stewart’s paintings, drawings and prints are in numerous collections throughout the U.S. and she is the recipient of several local and national awards for her work. She now teaches pastel painting at a local art society. Her paintings, prints and cards may be seen at Tumalo Art Co. in Bend and she is a member of the Plein Air Painters of Oregon and the Sagebrusher’s Art Society.
“Beauty in nature is my inspiration in creating art, and I find it in abundance in the Central Oregon landscape and in my travels throughout the West,” explains Stewart. “I love searching out new vistas of mountains, rivers, deserts and forests for inspiration and ideas.” www.martystewartfineart.com.
Sunriver Music Festival posters are available for $12. Framed posters are $65. Notecards are $12 for a pack of ten and available at the Sunriver Music Festival. 541-593-1084, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sunrivermusic.org.