Helen Brown

Quality Art at the Sunriver Art Faire in August

The Annual Sunriver Art Faire looks forward to its 6th year in The Village at Sunriver on August 7-9. Six Central Oregon art professionals have served as jurors to select the highest quality works from among the more than 140 artist applicants.

The Jurors have experience and expertise in a variety of art; since the categories include several art venues, it is important for the jurors to have a range of art knowledge. The Sunriver Women’s Club is proud to acknowledge the jurors who served in the 2015 Sunriver Art Faire process.

Judy Hoiness, who holds a masters degree in art from Syracuse University, recently retired as an adjunct art faculty member from Central Oregon Community College. Working in watercolor, mixed media and acrylic, her work today is influenced by Northwest landscapes and environmental issues. She is presently working with textiles and paint on panel and paper.

David Kinker, fine artist, river guide, muralist, and teacher, explores his deep connection to nature and water in visual mantras, “a door to one’s own perceptions, gazing into a kaleidoscope of space and time different and unique from that of representational imagery.” His murals can be seen in public places throughout Bend as well as in many private homes.

Helen Brown’s work has been juried into two national publications. She was chosen for Splash 16 (2015) and Splash 17 (2016) the Best of Watercolor, by North Light Books. Helen’s work can be seen at the Tumalo Art Company. According to Helen, “jurying the SRAF for the last three years has been challenging and rewarding for me!”

Sarah Hansen hopes to express our connection as humans to our surroundings and each other by exploring how we can create beauty and pattern from life’s chaos and build hope in our lives. For 20 years she painted award-winning portraits. Her current paintings usually include a feel of human presence. Recently, she developed a technique of painting watercolors on up-cycled Plexiglas.

Will Nash loves sculpture, space, expanse, and balance. Wood provides him with a medium that has endless possibilities and an inherent beauty he maximizes when building creative structures, cabinetry, furniture, musical instruments, and architectural details. He pursued graduate studies in art and architecture at Portland State University and worked in advertising for five years before pursuing woodworking.

Dakota Mitchell experiences art and life as parallel processes. Facing a canvas elicits the same emotions she feels during the course of experiencing life. Just as in the daily challenges of life, success and failure can be present at every turn. The reward and joy come when she finds her way through each challenge that comes her way.

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