Giving Thanks at Artists’ Gallery in Sunriver Village

BonnieJunellFallAspensVisit the gallery on November 8 for the Second Saturday Artists Reception (4-6pm) and party with the artists featuring Midge Thomas, Stella Rose Powell, Bonnie Junell and Marjorie Cossairt. Lots of laughter, wine/beer, hors d’oeuvres and unique pieces of art will be served.


When you are enjoying the merits of Central Oregon, it is easy to find reasons to give thanks. On the short list of the fantastic and beautiful we can note the majestic out of doors, great food and drink, wonderful people, and awesome art at the Artists’ Gallery Sunriver. In fact, this month’s gallery theme is Give Thanks.


Midge Thomas
This month’s featured artists include Midge Thomas, metal artist. Thomas’ pieces range from simple key racks to multidimensional scenes depicting central Oregon. There is literally something special for each collector.  Key racks depict trees, animals and fly fishing scenes. Colors are created with applied heat and texture with various polishes. Square head nails that have been bent at an angle provide a place to hang your keys. What a great gift for that special someone that is always misplacing their keys! If an activity is taking place in central Oregon, Thomas has documented it with a piece of beautiful wall art. Biking, skiing, tennis, golf, horse back riding, canoeing and kayaking scenes abound. As if you couldn’t find the perfect piece to hang in your home, Thomas also provides custom commission pieces.


Stella Rose Powell
Jewelry artist, Stella Rose Powell, also has a way with metal. The artist takes simple materials and hammers, twists and manipulates them into delicate and beautiful pieces of art to be worn as jewelry. Although Powell works with many different metals, some of her most popular pieces are made of copper. Copper provides a neutral color base that blends well with all clothing pieces. Bracelets, ear rings and necklaces all have the artist’s signature textures and delicate use of small details. The addition of semi precious stones to some jewelry allows the metal pieces to be light and airy.


Bonnie Junell
Oil and acrylic painter, Bonnie Junell, utilizes her painting versatility to provide collectors with works that show off the artist’s style of realistic impressionism. Her use of bold brush and knife work really lends itself to the acrylic medium where Junell amps up the color and depicts subjects that engage the viewer. With the holidays just around the corner, Junell has created an acrylic collection that is unified and is priced a bit lower than traditional oils. This collection of six paintings ranges in size from 8” square to 48” by 60″. Because acrylic paint dries much faster than oil, the artist is able to produce paintings more quickly. Junell’s popular SIP & PAINT classes utilize acrylic paints in order to provide the students with a finished painting in two hours.


Marjorie Cossairt
Watercolor artist Marjorie Cossairt artfully utilizes her medium to produce the most delicate and ethereal representations of flora and fauna. In her piece, Poppies and Queen Ann’s Lace, Cossairt has once again captured the essence of both of these beautiful flowers. The red poppies are so delicate that the viewer can almost feel the papery texture of the translucent petals. The artist developed a new technique combining the use of acrylic paint with watercolor in order to depict the open lacy look of the Queen Ann’s Lace. Cossairt’s pieces range in size from very small to larger pieces. Many of her paintings have been printed and beautifully framed to provide fine art for a reasonable investment.

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver
57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274,

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