"All Choked up," by Joanne Donaca

Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery

Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents At the Table – Food as Art. The exhibit celebrates food and drink with paintings by Ann Bullwinkel, Joanne Donaca, Bill Logan, Mary Marquiss and Barbara Slater through August 7.

The exhibit recognizes Sunriver’s new Carson’s American Kitchen and the Twisted River Tavern under Heather Sandiform, lodge food and beverage director.
Bullwinkel shows the humble onion painted in elegant purple cross-sections, maroon red skins and sitting shadowed in soft oranges and lime greens on stark white cloths. A painter of some 40 years, her work appears in permanent collections including Adobe Systems, PGE, Cushman Realty and others.
Donaca paints brilliant green artichokes, standing on end and laying on the side demonstrating the unique appearance given viewpoint and plums on a branch with memories of picking these ripe fruits as a summer job. She is an award winning artist as a signature member of the Pastel Society of America.
Logan draws kitchen utensils from an unusual perspective; spoons, forks and knives grouped at center and spraying outward in a circle to create patterns of shadow and light. Fascinated with graphite since high school, he delights in the contrast of values.
Marquiss presents watercolors of food and also mixed drinks, showing the engaging separation of stacked colors as well as blended drinks unifying all colors into a new hue. An award-winning artist for 25 year—focusing on watercolor and design— she teaches adults and children, emphasizing individual style.
Slater chose a center-cut purple cabbage to capture design uniformity, subtle color variation and a circular art form. Lending an old world connotation, the artist’s Heritage Carrots focuses on shape with their bulges and twists. Her work recently appeared in the Oil Painters of America annual exhibit at
Carmel, California.
The public is invited to enjoy hosted appetizers and wine from these venues at the artist’s opening reception on Friday evening, July 10 from 5-7pm in the upper gallery with unique appetizers from among the Lodge new kitchen’s menu such as deviled eggs, Twisted River Pretzels and duck nuggets.

Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Sunriver Resort with additional information at 503-780-2828

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