betty gray_van leunen - wine country quilt 9 - pinot noir

Wine Country Quilts at Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery

A fine art exhibit featuring woven paper designs by Alice Van Leunen on display through April 7.

betty gray_van leunen - wine country quilt 9 - pinot noirVan Leunen’s Wine Country Quilts series features mixed-media paper artworks based on traditional Log Cabin quilt designs. The paper is woven in a “waffle weave” pattern that mimics the pieced-fabric Log Cabin designs

The Wine Country Quilts series combines the artist’s unique techniques with her passion for Oregon wine. These artworks celebrate Oregon’s place as one of the world’s leading wine-producing regions with Log Cabin blocks composed of folded, collaged labels from Oregon wineries. Many Oregon vintners furnished labels for the art with David Fish at Fox Farm Vineyards offering the labels that inspired this project.
The artist’s 30-year career includes teaching textile arts at Portland State University.  Her art appears in numerous collections including General Motors, Calvin Klein, Kaiser Medical, City of Lake Oswego, Civic Center Auditorium, Portland and large-scale collaborative commissions such as Passages at Portland Community College Library and at the High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida.

The artist’s extensive exhibitions include those in Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, Utah and Washington. In 1993, the Oregon Arts Commission awarded Van Leunen an individual artist fellowship for her unique imagery.

In the lower level gallery, Joanne Donaca shows brilliantly colored, expressionistic landscapes depicting Central Oregon. Painted in multiple saturated hues, the images include the Deschutes, Mirror Pond and other familiar scenes.

Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Sunriver Resort and provides additional information at 541-832-9398.

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