It’s that time again. Where are you going to find holiday gifts that are unique, beautiful and not a chore to shop for? Why not plan a relaxing afternoon in beautiful Sunriver? Perhaps a delicious lunch at one of the many fantastic restaurants or a fine cup of coffee and something sweet. Then stop by the Artists’ Gallery of Sunriver for a delightful time shopping for the ones that you love. You know that Christmas carols are playing in your head so put them to good work as you stroll through the gallery making your selections. (Think about the Twelve Days of Christmas!)
For the first gift of Christmas you could find a great painting of A Christmas at Camp Sherman. Watercolor artist, Bill Hamilton, captures the essence of the season with his painting of Santa at this local landmark. You want to get this one early so that you can place it on display to get into the holiday spirit.
For the second gift of Christmas let the season twinkle for you with two red art glass birds. Continue to decorate your Christmas mantel with a pair of brilliant red Cardinals created by art glass artist, Jeff Thompson.
For the third gift of Christmas why not the perfect representation of the season with a poinsettia flower art glass bowl. This piece of functional art produced by art glass artist, Marily Badger, will hold a big pile of holiday cookies.
For the fourth gift of Christmas let the spirit of the holidays shine with art cards and prints. Photographer, Carolyn Waissman, provides beautiful cards that allow you to brighten the spirit of loved ones that are not located physically near you.
For the fifth gift of Christmas the gallery can package up a set of holiday drink coasters for a special surprise for someone on your list. Oil painter, Bonnie Junell, has printed beautiful seasonal subjects from her paintings on tree decorations and trivets as well as the drink coasters.
For the sixth gift of Christmas wrap it all up in the warmth of a hand loomed shawl by Sunriver resident, Mary Wonser!
For the seventh gift of Christmas see the twinkle of the sun with an Oregon grape state flower pendant. Using the beautiful Oregon Fire Opal, jewelry artist Karla Proud really captures the twinkle of the season.
For the eighth gift of Christmas let Mother Nature participate in all the fun. Winter images of Mount Bachelor, by photographers Gary Chandler and Maggie Downs, depict our beautiful mountain in all her glory.
For the ninth gift of Christmas decorate your holiday table with an original quilted table runner by artist, Nancy Cotton.
For the tenth gift of Christmas how about some pottery. Gold and red pottery vessels made by potter, Peter Roussell, are really difficult to let go as a gift. Perhaps you will have to keep at least one for yourself!
For the eleventh gift of Christmas for the snowboarder in your life, provide an art print that is a constant reminder of the joy of snowboarding. A framed print of snowboarders on Mt. Bachelor by watercolor artist, Deni Porter, is just the ticket.
For the twelfth gift of Christmas how about a gift of red bowls for use in the kitchen or display on a holiday buffet table. Pottery by Diane Miyauchi is the epitome of functional art.
From the Artists of Artists’ Gallery Sunriver
Artists’ Gallery Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274, www.artistsgallerysunriver.com