Event

15th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival – May 1-3, 2015
Painting by David Jonathan Marshall at Modern Villa Gallery

The members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group invite you to play along the shores of Cannon Beach and in the varied and beautiful galleries of our town. Nestled between the wild ocean and the coastal mountains Cannon Beach offers art and craft ranging from the playful to the sublime. On May 1, 2 & 3, each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveiling demos and receptions take place all weekend long, making this event an unparalleled experience for the art lover.

2015 Spring Unveiling Schedule

2015 Chef’s Table

 

2015 Spring Unveiling Gallery Listings!

 

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Archimedes Gallery

"Wave" by David Rice David Rice

Growing up in Colorado’s mountains, David has a special connection with the natural landscape. Its inhabitants are his primary subject matter. Melding together the organic with the human-engineered speaks to how instead of only a natural world existing, or one that is manmade, the two can coexist harmoniously if the dominant party yields to this cohesive existence.  A balance is needed for both parties to survive.

"End of the Trail" by Josh Keyes Josh Keyes

Inspired by 18th and 19th century aesthetics and philosophy, Josh paints animals in a style reminiscent of anatomical diagrams. However, he doesn’t place his animal subjects in their natural settings; rather, they are often in peril, displaced from their natural ecosystems into dioramic fantastical situations. He acknowledges that themes of migration and displacement frequently reflect his preoccupation with global climate change and the human impact on nature.

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Kelly Vivanco

Currently living in her native California, Kelly Vivanco has been painting and drawing since childhood and holds a BFA with honors from LCAD. Working in many mediums, she enjoys setting whimsy to work upon natural enigmas and pulls inspiration from the natural and imagined world, vintage photographs, literature, and the idiosyncrasies of dreams.

"Hiking Stop" by Hans Schiebold

Hans Schiebold

Hans came to the US from Freiberg, Germany to study at Hartford Art School University in Hartford, CT  where he received his Masters of Fine Arts.  He then becoming professor of fine arts at Wesleyan University in CT. During this period he was actively involved in the New York abstract art scene of the ’70′s, where his paintings were displayed in over ten major east coast museums. and also featured in several int’l museum shows.

"Poised for Success" by Linda Prokop

Linda Prokop

Linda chooses to depict the human form on an emotional level in a simplified, abstract manner. She believes that to isolate the essence of an emotion or event is the most powerful form of expression. She frequently downplays the issue of gender to place a greater emphasis on the power of the human spirit and portray equality among its members. The most exciting outcome of this imagery is that it becomes cross-cultural and universal in meaning.

"Family Portrait" by Shirley Gittelsohn

Shirley Gittlesohn

Shirley has been painting in Oregon for more than five decades, crafting a career that celebrates her passion for painting and her love of her family – all manifesting in her work. Now struggling with macular degeneration, she continues to paint. The gallery will feature “Shirley Gittlelsohn: A Retrospective,” honoring the work of this long-standing member of the Oregon Arts Community.

"Red Orchard" by Ann Cavanaugh

Ann Cavanaugh

Ann has truly found her medium in fused glass. For over ten years she has expressed her love of color, light and nature with a depth and complexity made possible by building layers of glass into translucent images of amazing emotional power.Her work ranges from realistic snowy woods scenes to abstract pieces of urban energy. Ann says, “Working with glass brings together science and discovery. Pushing the limits  continues to challenge and interest me. When I open the kiln, the anticipation is like a child’s eagerness at Christmas – the wonder of it all.”

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Chuck Gumpert

 Chuck creates bold, light filled mixed media canvases. Adept at both abstract expressionist and figurative imagery, Chuck’s main focus for the festival will be digging deeper into his passion for abstraction. For fans of his figurative work, he will also present new works in his ongoing Beachcomber Series.  In the artist’s own words, “Painting is transportation into another world…the canvas tells me where to go and the colors and tools are the vehicle to get there.” His work all shares a common thread, “exploring color, light, energy and emotion in a way that communicates.”

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Elena Markova

Elena is descended from a long line of artists and craftsmen. Originally from a charming town in Northern Russia, renowned for its churches, cathedrals and folk art painted in vibrant colors, she was raised to appreciate art and to love the natural beauty, history and folk tale mythology of her homeland. These early influences, combined with a deep love of family, have formed the basis of an extraordinary artistic journey.In addition to unveiling new work, she will display the symbolic heart of her paintings: the sacred ceramic sculptures of her native Kargopol.  These hand-painted figures and their stories have forged the deepest of influences on the artist throughout her life.

Icefire Glassworks

"Zinger" by Jim Kingwell

Jim Kingwell

 What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim, who has been playing with fire for 41 years. Jim’s chemistry teacher’s observations about reality inspired him to enroll in art classes, so it is fitting that melting glass requires a grounding in both chemistry and physics. His Icefire Glassworks logo incorporates the alchemical symbols for Earth, Air, Fire and Water, honoring the obvious linkage of art and science. From that, beautiful pieces of blown glass emerge that seduce the senses and stimulate the spirit.

"Tiger Bowl" by Suzanne Kindland

Suzanne Kindland 

Suzanne was not reared to be a glass artist. It was her connection to the dream world that led her to become one at the age of 38. There were always hints, persistent nudges that would not be ignored, from favorite childhood words (horizon, crucible) to a vision of dancing in flames that led her to Cannon Beach and propelled her into the passionate world of soft molten glass. Inspired by the places she has lived, Suzanne makes blown glass pieces that express Nature in the tangled patterns of woodlands, the stark horizons of deserts, and the mysteries of deep water.

"Water Color Series" by Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon

Mark began blowing glass in 2003.  His first experience with the medium was at Icefire Glassworks, and he now lives and works in Bend, Oregon.  His current body of work is focused on blending colors and balancing them with individual forms.  The challenge of combining colors in different ways, and working with a hot and fluid medium, keeps every day of working with glass new and exciting.

"Cosmos Series 51" by Raphael

Robert Tamis “Raphael”

Robert creates his bronze sculptures, fine jewelry, photography, and  glass works under the name “Raphael.”He became enchanted with glass after visiting Icefire Glassworks where he suddenly realized that he could incorporate glass into sculptured silver or gold pieces, expanding the range of what he could achieve.  After seeing a demonstration of painting with glass at Bullseye Gallery in Portland he further realized that he could create a 3rd dimension by layering painted images upon painted images. He says, “Glass is so wonderful to work with – it is a constant mystery in motion.”

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

"Rhododendrons Gone Wile" by Jeff Hull

Jeffrey Hull

Jeffrey began his painting career more than 40 years ago in Cannon Beach, and it is from its coastline that he draws his inspiration. Today he is widely known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, controlling the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he has returned to painting in oil as well, and is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge. His deep love for the area is clearly seen in his original paintings and prints.

Modern Villa Gallery

"Bursting with Positivity" by Sarah Goodnough

Sarah Goodnough

This contemporary Northwest artist creates expressive art that reflects the beauty and mystery of life. Inspired by nature and the human spirit, her paintings are distinctive visual experiences with sensitivity to mood and emotion. Now living both in Portland, and the quaint coastal town of Astoria, she finds the dichotomy between the two cities to be a great balance for her artistic imagination. She will be presenting a brand new conceptual series that adds new subject matter while combining introspection and playfulness.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

"Otter Moon II" by Georgia Gerbe

Georgia Gerber

Georgia’s bronze sculptures define many NW public spaces, including “Rachel the Pike Place Pig” in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and 25 sculptures surrounding Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. Gerber won the 2010 Cannon Beach public choice award for Sculpture Without Walls with her “Tufted Puffins”. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time using the traditional lost wax casting technique.

Cottonwood & Light by Christopher Burkett

Christopher Burkett

Studying with Ansel Adams inspired award-winning, fine art color landscape photographer Christopher Burkett to redefine color photography as Adams had defined black and white. The Washington Post says, “Burkett has achieved in Cibachrome what Eliot Porter achieved for dye-transfer or Weston for black & white”. Each handcrafted photograph is a hand printed, hand crafted fine art original, solely created by the artist.

Jeff White

Skyscapes & Landscapes in oil reflect the artists most memorable and moving experiences with nature. Jeff paints the splendor of our natural world in the Northwest in pursuit of the ethereal & atmospheric light our region is known for.

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Hazel Schlesigner

Hazel  discovered her passion for oil painting at an early age, inspired by her childhood on the Northwest coast. The shorelines, fields, and vineyards, and later the Mediterranean countryside, have supplied the scenes and subjects of her work. She paints from a palette of predominantly warm, vivid colors and large, rhythmic brush strokes, transforming landscapes into more contemporary or abstract realism.

Primary Elements Gallery

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Jack Gibson

Jack Gibson began his sculptor’s journey by creating three-dimensional bronze wildlife pieces inspired by studying creatures in their habitats. His interest in dance and the human form generated new themes, including figures rendered in bronze and silver and two-dimensional reliefs of swimming salmon.

Terri Axness

Eastern Oregon provides the inspiration for Terri’s work, using a variety of mediums including pencil, oil, acrylic, watercolor, and clay. Known primarily for her landscapes, she also paints still lifes, portraits, and decoys. Her ceramic pieces and sculpture vary from humorous to functional.

Steve Gevurtz

After a 40 year career in business, Steve Gevurtz moved to the beautiful lakeside community of Sandpoint, Idaho, to pursue his life long passion for art. He has a fascination for people and in his studio on the banks of the beautiful Lake Pend Oreille he brings the stories and emotions of his subjects to life in the flowing movements of his bronze sculptures. His work has been seen in national publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector and  in galleries in Portland, Cannon Beach, Coeur d Alene, Spokane and Santa Fe.

"Ditto 2" by Jeffry Mann

Jeffry Mann

Coming from a diverse background in construction,  Jeffrey’s true passion is designing and handcrafting fine wood furniture that is beautiful, durable and useful.  With over 20 years of woodworking experience, his specialty is in the custom design and craftsmanship of  original, one-of-a-kind pieces, developed in a close working relationship with his clients.

White Bird Gallery

Deborah DeWit 

Deb is a well-known Oregon artist who has several books published on her work. Her narrative works explore autobiographical themes and often have depictions of cats, books, people reading, and familiar landscapes inhabited by both animals and people. Many of her paintings suggest metaphors on the human experience through renditions of hands or feet used to convey an idea. Moody pathways through outdoor environments and compositions framed by looking though windows also convey her larger themes on the human experience.

Robin and John Gumaelius

Robin and John Gumaelius incorporate steel, ceramic and wood to create animated human and anamorphic, bird-like sculptures. Robin creates, through sgraffito and complex decorative glazes, the colorful surface imagery and then John adds the exquisite metal armatures that give the artwork life and transform them into kinetic sculptures.

Faryn Davis

From the mountains just west of Asheville, North Carolina, Faryn creates paintings and a line of jewelry  which encases tiny painted scenes and found ephemera such as leaves, twigs, grass, thorns, bird bones, wasp nests, feathers, and moss into resin. Each piece is individually hand painted with toothpicks and tiny brushes, embedded in layers of resin.

 

 

 

 

15th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival – May 1-3, 2015