Event

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 3, 4 & 5, each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveilings, demos and receptions take place all weekend long, making this event an unparalleled experience for the art lover.

2019 Spring Unveiling Gallery Listings! (see below)

Please check back as galleries will be updating their artists as we get closer to the event!

Archimedes Gallery

David Rice

The goal of David’s work is to create environments that exist beyond the parameters of our physical world. His style blurs the boundaries between what should and shouldn’t exist together by bringing subjects into surroundings that they wouldn’t normally interact with. These scenes are often combined with graphic color and patterns in an effort to provide a harmony and balance to the opposing forces. His aim is to create new relationships between the subjects and the viewer.

Hollywood Indian

Hollywood Indian’s artwork is primarily about the evolution of humankind as an animal and our impact on the natural world, specifically in regard to all other sentient beings.  The growing movement towards social justice, peace, and a truer embodiment of community in Western culture is undoubtedly linked to how we treat the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, regardless of species.  He continues to be inspired by the way in which animals exist autonomously, with behaviors driven almost entirely by necessity and survival.  They flourish in a capacity above greed, materialism, or vanity and do so without ever exhausting their resources.  Hollywood Indian is deeply unsettled by the incongruence of our two worlds.  His artwork explores color, texture, and surface manipulation in an attempt to achieve somewhat uncalculated results that cannot be drawn or painted by hand.   This is an allusion to the beauty of nature, which despite humankind’s endless attempts, can never be replicated nor restored once it is destroyed.  The animals and symbols rendered within these surfaces serve as reminders that we still have much to learn from our fellow inhabitants.

Rosetta

Rosetta’s subjects are animals, another childhood passion.  Stuffed animals took the place of dolls, and recurring nightmares of being stalked by big cats evolved into wonder filled dreams of friendly encounters with them.  Admiration and respect for the grace, power, and nobility of the wild ones is evident in Rosetta’s sculptures, which capture their spirit, form, and movement in a unique hard edged yet fluid style. Rosetta has exhibited extensively, has completed corporate, public and private commissions and has received awards from the National Sculpture Society, society of Animal Artists, Bennington Center for the Arts, Allied Artists of America and The Pen and Brush Inc., among others.

Victoria Parsons

Victoria’s naturalistic style is enhanced by the use of unique materials. She uses 1500-year-old bristlecone pine, found in the Colorado mountains as high as 12,000 feet. She also utilizes burl woods from Carpathian elm, cherry and rose myrtle, which yield one of a kind pieces due to shape, age and rarity. Victoria studied under Jack Bayman for wood sculpture, and at the Art Students League of Denver in clay sculpture to be cast in bronze. Over the years she has developed a creative and distinctive style that expresses her love of nature. Victoria has won numerous regional awards in Colorado. She placed first place at The 2000 Ward World Championship Competition, Ocean City, Maryland for interpretive sculpture with Aerial Pursuit. She has been juried into the 2004, 2005 and 2007 Sculpture in the Park Show, Loveland, Colorado and twice into Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s Birds In Art Exhibition; Wausau, Wisconsin for Life On The Edge in 2004 and for her bronze Nesting Pair in 2006.

Scott Johnson

A Portland native, Scott C Johnson has painted and exhibited throughout the NW for over three decades. Wishing to capture the beauty and majesty of the Oregon Coast since his teenage years, Scott would hitchhike from Portland to paint on the beach till day’s end, enraptured and fortified to return.

Ann Cavanaugh

Ann Cavanaugh

Chuck Gumpert

Chuck Gumpert

Kevin Brownlee

Kevin Brownlee

Miska

Miska

Icefire Glassworks

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 more than 40 years. His 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 linkage of art and science. From that, beautiful pieces of blown glass emerge that seduce the senses and stimulate the spirit.

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, she makes blown glass pieces that express nature in the tangled patterns of woodlands, the stark horizons of deserts, and the mysteries of deep water.

Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon began blowing glass in 2003.  His first experience with the medium was at Icefire Glassworks in Cannon Beach, and he now lives and works in Bend.  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.

Mary Alayne Thomas

Mary Alayne Thomas’ painting incorporates art nouveau flair with personal iconography inspired by the wildlife, forests and dark beauty of her home in Oregon, and childhood memories of the mesas in Santa Fe. Her current technique is a complex layering of encaustic and silkscreen over a watercolor painting.

Jessica Calderwood

Jessica Calderwood is an image-maker and sculptor working primarily with metal and enamel. She combines traditional and industrial metalworking processes as a means to make statements about contemporary life. She studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Arizona State University. She has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally.

  Andrea Benson

Andrea Benson’s work is about the moment in which we recognize beauty in the monumental and in the mundane.  She has a BFA in Art from Penn State University and a BFA in Interior Design from Marylhurst University. She works with encaustic paint, combining it with mixed media.

  Kensuka Yamada

Kensuka Yamada sculpture is inspired by universal experience through the lens of humor and irony. Kensuka has a strong empathy for the universal experiences that seem to provide the undercurrent to language. He documents the complexities of gestural communication, and the social infrastructures that subtly guide these interactions.

Duy Huynh

Duy Huynh creates poetic and contemplative paintings drawing inspiration from a variety of storytelling formats including music, movies, and ancient folklore. Born in Vietnam, themes of geographical and cultural displacement are prevalent in Duy’s work. Ethereal characters maintain a serene but precarious balance, often in a surreal or dreamlike setting.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

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.

Sharon Amber

Jewelry artist Sharon Amber creates personal treasures using 14k, 18k, and 22k gold and exotic gems.  She is best know for her high fire enameled “miniature paintings”, and her carvings in local gems and beach pebbles. During Spring Unveiling, she will reveal work and designs inspired by thousands of miles of travel over the last few months.

Lisa Kerr

Lisa Kerr’s romantic style centers around luminous semi-precious stones: sunny citrine, green peridot, violet amethyst, and blue tourmaline. Lisa often pairs soft, contrasting colors, like rose quartz and turquoise chalcedony. Each piece is one of a kind and based on an image in Lisa’s mind. For example, a deep blue tanzanite stone, set off with brilliant blue zircon gems, evokes the moonlight shining on water.

Modern Villa Gallery

Micah Crandall-Bear

Micah Crandall-Bear’s abstract landscape paintings examine Earth’s intrinsic resources and our disposition toward their accelerated transformation. His concept is infused with linear layers that cascade from atmospheric to subterranean. Landscape details hint at daily and seasonal shifts in light, evoking a sense of evolution and balance. In an ever-increasing technological world, his work reminds us to pause and admire our wild and natural surroundings. He presents abstractions that inspire a deep and effusive connection to nature.

David Jonathan Marshall

With his imaginative style, bold use of color and dramatic perspective, David brings a fresh new look to the art world. His skill at capturing movement and animation in his art is a direct reflection of his own lifestyle and view of the world. He says, “I feel like I’m putting a puzzle together. I paint the pieces of that puzzle, but even I don’t always know what will be seen in the end.”

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.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Ann Fleming

Ann Fleming’s figurative bronze sculpture is inspired by an artistic narrative on myths and legends of life’s journeys, the great shared stories of our lives. Her bronzes range from small depictions to significant Public Sculpture. Her Public Sculpture “Midori” celebrates spring and rebirth.

Christopher Burkett

Oregon’s Christopher Burkett is a Contemporary artist recognized as a seminal figure in the history of Photography. Burkett was recently featured on National Public’s Television PBS NewsHour. “His masterly eye and remarkable printing skills capture the divine beauty of nature untouched by man”…The Washington Post. The image is “Resplendent Leaves at Sunset, Oregon”.

Mitzi Kugler

Mitzi Kugler, fused glass artist and sculptor, combines techniques to create three-dimensional sculptural paintings. Her love of welding makes a powerful statement of materials meeting to present a distinctive Contemporary statement. NW By NW GALLERY presents the artist’s work in Cannon Beach for the first time.

Hazel Schlesinger

Hazel Schlesinger shares her enthusiasm for life and the natural world. Works range from traditional to abstractions of oceanscapes. Winner of the 2017 Plein Air & More People’s Choice Award. Her oil paintings are seen around the world in movies, TV series, commercials and publications including Southwest Art Magazine.

Ivan McLean

Ivan McLean is a leading public sculptor including clients: Nike, World Trade Center in California, Nines Hotel in Portland. His “Red Sphere ” & “Re Invention” are a landmark for the NW By NW GALLERY Sculpture Garden, located in downtown Cannon Beach. His works are in bronze, steel, wood and glass.

Angelita Surmon

Angelita Surmon is an accomplished painter and glass artist. She captures the color, rhythm and movement alive in nature. Her series, “Refuge” reflects the imagery of the seasons. Her visionary paintings explore abstraction and representation, using acrylic paints with dynamic assuredness and knowing brushstrokes.

White Bird Gallery

Deborah DeWit

Deborah DeWit 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 through windows also convey her larger themes on the human experience

 

Joshua Rodine

Joshua Rodine’s work has always been inspired by the beauty of the Pacific northwest , but also by its destructive power such as wildfires, volcanoes, and earthquakes. The natural process of growth and decay are continually a source of focus in his work . This duality serves as a reminder of the dynamic world we live in, an ever evolving one, in which nothing stays the same forever.

 

Alexandra Boyden

Alexandra’s interest in art shifted from graphic design and exhibit design to painting after a trip with her intrepid grandmother to Antartica. The amazing landscape moved her to record it, with the South Pole becoming her first subject. Since then, pastels on sanded paper has become her chosen medium because of their immediacy. Not always having the right color can force a serendipitous substitution, and it is these happy accidents and intuitive abandon that bring newfound integrity to a piece.

 

Brian Blackham

Brian grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from Arizona State University. He uses mundane objects such as a glass of water as a guiding orientation for his paintings. These minimalistic still life compositions vary from one solitary glass or bottle to a few. He prefers to study subject matter that is pure, positive and essential to our being. Using the impasto method, he guides the paint with a palette knife. Every stroke counts, layering raw paint until it achieves an irresistible stillness.

 

Andrea Johnson

Born in Key West, Florida, Johnson is inspired by the light and landscape of the Salinas valley where she chases the changing sunlight until it reveals an ethereal landscape. She is captivated by these transient vistas and works to capture its quintessential essence. Her goal is to “crystallize” the relationship between land and sky and uses her work to portray a sense of belonging to the valley.

19th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, May 3-5, 2019