Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery Spring In The High Desert

The Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery continues the quarterly art exhibition series with the Spring Quarter Art Exhibition opening March 6. The exhibit, Spring in the High Desert, features Ann Bullwinkel, Barbara (Barb) Gonzalez and William (Bill) Logan through June 2.

Spring in the High Desert includes Bullwinkel’s oil on canvas paintings featuring expressionistic Central Oregon landscapes with an emphasis on water. She notes that water inescapably influences our lives, especially the minimal rainfall of the region. The artist’s depictions of the area’s waters are varied such as the Deschutes River, unfettered and rushing wildly over Benham and Dillon Falls as well as the quietude of the collected water of Mirror Pond.

Gonzalez expresses her esteem for the varied beauty of Central Oregon through photography. With a professional background as a published travel and commercial photographer, she readily expanded her subject matter to include the compelling scenery and views of the High Desert. The artist exhibits unique color photographs featuring her engaging compositions of regional landscapes as well as iconic scenes such as Smith Rock, cooled by winter snow as well as heated by summer sun.

Logan shows realistic oil paintings expressing his admiration of the majestic mountains of Central Oregon. Impressed by travels in the Northwest and Canada, his popular late spring, early summer scenes feature rugged snow covered peaks overlooking high mountain lakes and picturesque streams. The artist’s move to Central Oregon seven years ago strongly influenced a significant shift in his work from portraits of working cowboys in Arizona to his current dramatic mountain series.

Sunriver Resort invites the public to the exhibition. Open all hours, which continues through June 2. Billye Turner organizes the Sunriver Resort Lodge art exhibits, 503-780-2828 or

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