(Artwork above: Hummingbird Feast by Susan Busik) The Oxford Hotel presents Susan Basic’s colorful acrylic paintings Magical Reality, continuing through August 31. Busik’s whimsical, intricately patterned paintings allegorically express her Mexican cultural heritage. In the tradition of Mexican Folk Art, the artist reveals the perceived world through magical elements. Mystical, yet realistic, renderings of juniper trees in…

(Photo courtesy of Sunriver Music Festival) Artist Kenneth Marunowski’s innovative mixed media (acrylic, charcoal, crayon, oil stick, pastel) masterpiece “Wonderful Town: Sunriver Suite” has been selected as the Sunriver Music Festival’s poster for 2018. The Festival’s theme this year is dedicated to celebrating the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein. Ken’s work captures the dynamic energy…

I received a press release recently from The Ford Family Foundation announcing the selection of Oregon visual artists — five of Portland and one of Eugene — as the 2016 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts. This is the seventh year of the $25,000 unrestricted awards to support Oregon visual artists and their exploration,…