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Spring Unveiling May 4, 5 & 6, 2012 Our Artists

Spring Unveiling May 4, 5 & 6, 2012 Our Artists

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Every Spring the members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group look forward to the weekend when they unveil the newest work by their featured artists.

This has become one of the most anticipated annual arts events in Oregon, because it gives the art lover an opportunity to meet the artists, watch many of them at work, attend the receptions, enjoy a wide variety of food and music…and take in everything this postcard-perfect town, nestled between the wild Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains, has to offer.

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Art from the Chef’s Table

Chefs from these Cannon Beach restaurants have been inspired to create a special “Spring Unveiling” weekend addition to their menu, based upon a work of art they have selected from our galleries. More>


Bronze Coast Gallery

J. Scott Peck From the time he was a child, Scott was always entranced by the conceptual world of science, contrasted by the abundant nature around him. His work has been a bit of that combination ever since…in woodworking or working with a torch on raw steel. After feeling overwhelmed by projects on a grand scale, he began to search for a completely new direction that would incorporate both the technical and the aesthetic. What you see today in his spectacular imagery is an expression of how the experiment is going so far.
Don Rambadt Don sculpts because he enjoys the challenge of manipulating space and chooses birds as his subject matter because “they fascinate him to no end.” His work explores the relationship of positive and negative space and manipulates this interplay in mixed metals to give the impression of life and movement. His work, although somewhat abstract, is based on anatomical accuracy, “I feel you should have an intimate understanding of your subject matter before you attempt to abstract it.”

Cannon Beach Gallery

Linda Piacentini-Yaple Linda is a well-known book artist. She says, “this is a fantastic sculptural medium that goes way beyond ‘the book,’ incorporating sculpture, painting, literature, politics…the list goes on and on with endless possibilities.”

DragonFire Studio & Gallery

Anne AndersonThis Northwest native paints on silk, using a technique she first saw during her travels in France. Experimenting with silk, dye, wax and steam for 12 years, Anne has developed her own art form that results in imagery with deeply luminous colors. Her botanical imagery hearken to the influences of Georgia O’Keefe and natural landscapes.
Anton Pavlenko A Ukrainian born painter, Anton has always been drawn to creating imagery. His earliest memories are of drawing Russian cartoon characters before he immigrated to the United States with his family as a toddler. Encouraged by his father, he persisted in educating himself about art and painting, and today remains largely self-taught and deeply inspired by the natural world.
George Vetter FotoArt
George VetterThe natural beauty of the Oregon Coast brought George to Cannon Beach in 1977, and since then his library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000, many of which have appeared in local and national publications. During the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s 200th anniversary, he worked with the Great Falls, Montana Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, where his image entitled “Clark’s View” is now an 8 foot high wall mural.
Haystack Gallery
Michael Schlicting Inspired by American landscape painter Winslow Homer, post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin and still life painter Henri Matisse, Schlicting creates landscapes using a combination of abstract and realistic interpretations. He describes his style as creative realism. Working in watercolor, acrylics and mixed media, he chooses the medium of a project based on how the subject speaks to him.
Mike Orias Mike grew up in Silverton, Oregon and and went to night school to get his first welding certification. Today, he uses his musical appreciation to create instrumentalists who express their love of jazz or rock through use of curved and wavy lines, movement and various textures. Barking dogs are reduced to their elemental forms as straight lines, and contemplative figures are made with gentle curves.
Rogene Manas With a background as graphic designer, art director and creative director at ad agencies, Rogene has always created art. She has also traveled throughout the U.S, Mexico and Europe studying painting, drawing, sculpture and jewelry making, all of which ultimately took her from painting reality to painting “what was inside her head.”
Heritage Gallery Fine Art & Framing
Cassandra Barney Cassandra paints portraits that share her passion for storytelling. Her images capture the souls of heroines, everyday women who have found strength in their diverse experiences. They carry a range of emotion reflective of the events that have shaped their character. Ambiguous and poignant, her women find strength in their femininity.
Icefire Glassworks
Jim Kingwell What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim. Today, his work appears in shows and galleries throughout the Northwest, and he has pieces in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries. His new work offers a fabulous array of colors and forms as he melts a virtually colorless formula with exceptional clarity and handling capability that energizes every color he brings to his finished off-hand blown glass designs.
Suzanne Kindland Suzanne’s journey into the world of glass began with a dream where she was suspended in a pillar of fire. Turning in the flames she found herself dancing. That dancing continues as she continues to learn the ways of glass, creating with it as her partner and bringing forth objects reminiscent more of water than fire: cool, smooth forms that reflect light as a pond does, sculptures that bend the light as a ripple does, calm creations that transmit light like the stillest pool.
Michelle KapturMichelle has been blowing glass since 1975. After ten years learning the basics of glass blowing, she moved on to paint for several years. “Painting is where I put together all the composition, color and design stuff that I learned about in school. When I came back to glass I had a much stronger sense of the design choices I wanted to make and why.” She has had her own glass studio, Glass Dancing, in Bend, Oregon since 1994 and worked with Icefire Glassworks for several years prior to that.
Jeffrey Hull Gallery
Jeffrey HullJeffrey began his painting career 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.He is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.
Jewelry by Sharon Amber
Sharon Amber As a jewelry artist Sharon draws inspiration from nature and the constant motion of the waves. She has a passion for local materials and ancient jewelry methods such as cloisonné and repousse, and her precious metal treasures are set with local “gems” carved into mermaids, seascapes, and faces bedecked with exotic colored stones.
Michael Lorenzini Growing up in Oregon, Michael learned to surf in the frigid, sharky waters of the Pacific Northwest. These repeated ice water dunkings taught him humility, and respect for the ocean’s power. It also gave him an undiminished sense of awe for the unique experiences and perspectives only surfers are shown. He is mostly self-taught, and typically works in acrylic paint. His work was featured in Longboard magazine’s 2007 Surf Art issue.
Modern Villa Gallery
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.”
David Wight David is most celebrated for his ocean wave glass sculptures. As a young artist, he studied at Pilchuck Glass School, and ultimately found inspiration after traveling to a beautiful waterfall in the Caribbean. Through his passion and determination, he continues to fulfill his dream of conveying the cascading dance of water through molten glass.
Northwest By Northwest Gallery
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 “Sculpture Without Walls” vote for her Tufted Puffins. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time bringing forth the essence of the subject using the traditional lost wax casting technique.
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.
Eric JacobsenIn 2001, Art & Antiques Magazine rated plein air painter Eric Jacobsen one of the top 16 emerging artists in America . His awards have included the significant fellowship he received after completing his studies at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Copely Artist Award, has been recognized by the Oil Painters of America for his contribution, and featured in SW Art Magazine.
Primary Elements Gallery
Greg Congleton Greg was raised on a cattle ranch in central Oregon which provided the early training and skills that he later used, first in his career as a homebuilder, and later as a sculptor. He transitioned into a full time artist by working clay for bronze for limited edition sculptures and larger public installations. He later used his artistic skills and mechanical knowledge working with found steel objects. This unleashed a freedom of creativity, which has given him great personal satisfaction and brings joy to those who view and collect his work.
Michael Parkes Michael is an American-born artist living in Spain who is best known for work in the areas of fantasy art and magic realism. He specializes in painting, stone lithography and sculpture. His work is widely available in the form of self-published mass production poster prints and nine published books of his artwork.
Jeffrey MannJeffrey creates art for the home. His pieces become part of the living, inhabitable space. His medium is wood, and his designs experiment with the grains, light refraction, dimensionality, and the reaction of the wood to his careful hand-tooling. A furniture artist for 23 years, Mann is best known for his sleekly organic sculptured tables, chairs, barstools, and desks.
White Bird Gallery
Scott Johnson

Although Scott’s landscape studies are rooted in plein air painting, early-on he began to add the little touches that rouse the imagination—the faint treetops that indicate a valley beyond the hill, or the tiny glint of water that tantalizes over a grassy dune. These hints at an unseen landscape beyond the one we see, were an introduction to his dream world. His love of nature is evident in his work, but its mood, often portrayed by impending weather, dominates the objects in the landscape.

Ter-Har’s

Ter-Har’s

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Seaside & Cannon Beach, Oregon

Rare Discovery

Rare Discovery

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148 N Hemlock
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
(503) 436-0119

Puppy Love By The Sea

Puppy Love By The Sea

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271 N. Hemlock St. #1
503-436-9800
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My name is Rose Mays and I opened Puppy Love by the Sea in Cannon Beach, Oregon in April, 2006. My husband, Rich, and I moved to Cannon Beach from Jefferson City, Missouri in October of 2005 when Rich accepted the position of City Manager in Cannon Beach. Things were going well for Rich but I needed a job. I worked as Director of Volunteer Services for our community hospital in Missouri but positions in that field are limited in a small area like ours.

I decided that I like dogs and there are plenty of dogs that come to Cannon Beach so I opened a dog store. I had been in a Petco one time and another dog boutique another time but that was the extent of my dog store experience. While being a novice in this industry was tough at first, the result is that Puppy Love by the Sea is not the same old – same old but a unique experience for dogs and their people.

My daughter, Christine, visited us several times from St. Louis. Christine was getting burned out in the corporate world and decided to come here for awhile to help at the store and think about her next professional move. Christine moved here in March, 2007, where among the people she met was Troy Crowe, the assistant manager of the Ocean Lodge in Cannon Beach. Troy and Christine began dating and were married November 1, 2008.  Christine and Troy were blessed with their  baby boy, Carter, on July 14, 2010.  What a special gift to us all.

Puppy Love by the Sea is not a boutique but a shop where dogs love to visit, have a treat, pick out a toy and share their excitement of running on the beach and all the fun things that they did that day. Please stop by and say “Hi” when you’re in town.

 

Mariner Market

Mariner Market

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139 N. Hemlock
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
503-436-2442

JP’s Restaurant

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Cannon Beach, OR
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Izzy B’s Hats & Bags

Izzy B’s Hats & Bags

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Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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Stormy Weather Arts Festival Cannon Beach Nov. 4-6, 2011

Stormy Weather Arts Festival Cannon Beach Nov. 4-6, 2011

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Imagine a place where the mists and storms of the coast swirl around a magical ‘mountain of a Haystack’ rising from the sea, and from every hearth and home emerges writers, singers, composers, painters and sculptors. That is what happens each November in Cannon Beach . These entire forces join together to transform your experience into a festival of creativity filled with music, theater, poetry and art.

This is The Stormy Weather Arts Festival.

Plein Air & More June 22-24, 2012 – Will Feature Work of More than 50 Artists

Plein Air & More June 22-24, 2012 – Will Feature  Work of More than 50 Artists

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It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque setting than this small north Oregon Coast beach town. For years, the spectacular natural beauty of Cannon Beach has beckoned artists from around the world out of their studios to capture unique elements of this landscape “en plein air” or “in the open air”.  To celebrate this challenging artistic style and the work of the artists, the Cannon Beach Gallery Group is presenting the 4th Annual Plein Air & More festival. Scheduled for June 22-24, the event will include 28 artists represented by a dozen of Cannon Beach’s art galleries

The featured artists will create art on location throughout the town and on the beach on Friday and Saturday with their work showcased at gallery receptions on Saturday evening. They will also participate in a group show at the Cannon Beach Chamber Building Friday evening. The events are free and will take place rain or shine.

Maps detailing the location of each artist will be available at all Cannon Beach Gallery Group locations and the Chamber of Commerce. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions of the artists while they work, or simply observe.

2012 Schedule

Friday, June 22
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Group Show and “Meet and Greet” reception for artists Cannon Beach Chamber Building

Saturday, June 23
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Artists creating work throughout the town of Cannon Beach, on the beach and in nearby settings.

5:00-7:00 p.m.
Individual gallery receptions showcasing new work

Sunday, June 24
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., artists working on location, and group show continues in Cannon Beach Chamber Building

2012 Plein Air 2012 List of Participating Artists & Their Outdoor Locations

2012 Workshops During Plein Air & More Week

 

BRONZE COAST GALLERY
  Annie Henrie
“I’ve been lucky to have my own personal professional art teacher throughout my life” says Annie of growing up the daughter of artist Cary Henrie, first in New York and later in Utah. Her work is primarily figurative in mixed media of acrylic, oil, charcoal pencil, and gesso texturing. She says, “More than anything I aim to create a window of peace in the attitudes and expressions of my figures, in which they mostly appear to be thinking.”
  Cary Henrie
Cary Henrie’s abstracted landscapes are a reflection of his world travels where he fell in love with the worn and broken patinas in the landscapes, the sandstone textures, the patina of rusted metal contrasted with vast soft natural elements.” With each piece, he spends hours laying his canvas with additive and subtractive methods; sanding, varnishing, taping, adding paint, burnishing and removing layers of paint. He continually experiments with materials and technique, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in painting.
  Donnie Wanner
The automobile was the form that first captivated the mind and imagination of artist Donnie Wanner. Working for an automobile manufacturer and being a quick learner with an artist’s eye, he was fascinated by the molding of metal, welding, fabricating, mold making, coloring, and the ultimate production of something that was fresh, exciting, and stimulating to look at. He is recognized as a highly skilled artist specializing in metal wall sculptures depicting landscapes of regional scenes.
CANNON BEACH GALLERY
  Phyllis Trowbridge
Painting and drawing outdoors in the landscape year-round makes Phyllis one of the Northwest’s most dedicated plein air artists. D.K. Row of the Oregonian wrote of her work: “There’s enchantment and enigma, quiet awe in these paintings of lifting fog, melting snow and placid lakes.” She has generously shared her talent in painting residencies and a variety of schools and programs throughout Oregon.
  Bets Cole
Bets’ paintings are energetic, spontaneous, colorful and for the most part executed in the plein air tradition. Each piece evolves slowly, and her success lies in the patience and flexibility involved in her creative process…she re-works her surfaces, building layer upon layer, which in turn allows the piece to gain depth, a sense of history and a voice of its own.
  Michael Lorenzini
His passion for art was born in the raw, frigid, beautiful and often terrifying waters of the Oregon Coast. The majority of his work is done “en plein air”, and he has learned that this can be a trying and frustrating experience…chasing direct sunlight, waiting out rain squalls, and generally enduring miserable conditions. His reward comes when all of the variables synthesize…coming together in a tangible summation.
DRAGONFIRE GALLERY
  Christopher Gerber
For Christopher, reality is not a static state but constantly occurring. His brushstrokes are inspired by the ink paintings of Zen and Taoist masters, evoking focus and intent. By using multiple layers of mica pigments, he generates a holographic effect in an ancient medium as he fuses the layers with torch fire, integrating contrasting textures and simultaneously revealing intriguing nuances. Dripping wax, he plays. He says, “It takes millions of bees pollinating millions of flowers to produce the couple of pounds of wax used in these paintings. That in itself is sacred to me, painting with life itself.”
  JoAnn Chartier
An award winning painter, sculptor, printmaker and published writer, JoAnn has been making art since the age of 12, when she learned the joys and frustrations of painting on location. Though most of her work is now done in acrylics in the studio, she returns to her roots to paint local landscapes and seascapes. She says the challenge of capturing the essence of a place in juicy oils using a knife or brush is, for her, like windsurfing or snowboarding to an adrenaline junky: Irresistible.
  Michael Orwick
Michael’s skill as a landscape artist creates compelling views of our world that move beyond time and place—places as mysterious as Oregon’s craggy coast, as unpredictable as a glacial view of Mount Hood, or as serene as an Oregon waterfall. His work can conjure up thoughts of Remington in his most enamored moments with the majestic west, or the dance of an impressionist on a pond or the snow.
GEORGE VETTER FOTOART
  George Vetter
The natural beauty of the Oregon Coast brought George to Cannon Beach in 1977, and since then his library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000, many of which have appeared in local and national publications. During the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s 200th anniversary, he worked with the Great Falls, Montana Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, where his image entitled “Clark’s View” is now an 8 foot high wall mural.
HAYSTACK GALLERY
  Janis Ellison
Drawn to the dramatic landscape of New Mexico, Janis painted alongside her friends and mentors in the budding days of the early pastel painters of this century. Her love of nature and the outdoors was a natural companion to her passion for painting plein air. In 2006, she moved to southern Oregon, where the pristine setting of the area provides endless inspiration for her work. Honors include signature status in the pastel Society of New Mexico, Sierra Pastel Society and the Northwest Pastel Society.
  Sally O’Neill
Throughout her life, Sally has always been involved in the arts, painting, drawing and music. After working primarily in watercolor beginning in the 80′s, she went back to working solely in oils in 1998, and knew this was the perfect medium for expressing her obsession with light, color and atmosphere. She is both a plein air and studio artist.
  Pat Lambrecht-Hould
Pat received her formal training at the University of Montana; Montana State University and Eastern Montana College. She majored in Applied Arts beginning as a sculptor, later expanding into oil painting and has spent the last 25 years working in watercolor and acrylics. Pat now works exclusively in mixed media often using vibrant colors and layers of texture. Her work is done on a gold leafed surface using the leaf as a reflected light source. “The work is experimental.”
ICEFIRE GLASSWORKS
  Jim Kingwell
What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim Kingwell. Today, he has pieces in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries. His new work offers a fabulous array of colors and forms as he melts a virtually colorless formula with exceptional clarity and handling capability that energizes every color he brings to his finished off-hand blown glass designs.
  Suzanne Kindland
Suzanne’s journey into the world of glass began with a dream where she was suspended in a pillar of fire. Turning in the flames she found herself dancing. That dancing continues as she continues to learn the ways of glass, creating with it as her partner and bringing forth objects reminiscent more of water than fire: cool, smooth forms that reflect light as a pond does, sculptures that bend the light as a ripple does, calm creations that transmit light like the stillest pool.
JEFFREY HULL GALLERY
  Jeffrey Hull
Jeffrey Hull began his painting career 40 years ago as a resident of Cannon Beach. Known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, Jeffrey controls the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he returned to painting in oil as well. Rarely found far from the ocean’s edge, his deep love for the area is clearly seen in his original paintings and prints. He is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.
JEWELRY BY SHARON AMBER
  Sharon Amber
Artist Sharon Amber is best known for her jewelry designs that incorporate local “gems” carved into mermaids, seascapes, and faces bedecked with exotic colored stones. But during Plein Air & More, she will also make the chips fly, carving local sandstone into images related to the sea.
MODERN VILLA GALLERY
  Alan Boileau
Striving to celebrate and enhance the living spirit of the wood in each of his artworks, Alan creates two and three dimensional wall sculptures. He believes the eastern Canadian white pine that he generally uses tells its own story; with the elemental forms and forces in nature driving his original ideas and fueling his belief that wood has a continuous energy of its own.
  Joachim McMillan
In his youth, Joachim worked with watercolors and acrylics, creating works for galleries in Grenada, where he grew up. In his early 20′s, he migrated to New York City to study technology and at the same time continued to explore different art techniques. Years later, he moved to the west coast to work for a leading semi conductor company. During his spare time, he continued to focus on his art, switching to oils and a palette knife. His mosaic style, which he calls “Pixelism” was inspired by the way he has seen acids etching the surface of metals in his work environment.
NORTHWEST BY NORTHWEST GALLERY
  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  vote in 2010 for her Tufted Puffins. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time bringing forth the essence of the subject using the traditional lost wax casting technique.
  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.
  Eric Jacobsen
In 2001, Art & Antiques Magazine rated plein air painter Eric Jacobsen one of the top 16 emerging artists in America. His awards have included the significant fellowship he received after completing his studies at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Copely Artist Award, has been recognized by the Oil Painters of America for his contribution, and featured in SW Art Magazine.
PRIMARY ELEMENTS GALLERY
  Marianne Post
Because she is an avid outdoors woman, Marianne’s subject is “naturally” the landscape. Using soft pastels in a “painterly” impressionistic style, her award winning work reflects quiet morning vistas, light glinting off the water’s surface and the grandeur of the Oregon high country. It also conveys her fascination with nature, light and color.
  Steve Memering
Although Steve had developed a reputation as an accomplished watercolor artist, opaque mediums, such as oil and acrylic gave him the freedom he needed to re- evaluate and explore his ideas. Never entirely abandoning the demanding constraints of watercolor he now works predominantly in oil on canvas. The dramatic play of light and dark has become a persistent theme in his work along with bold, emotion-based color schemes.
  Josh Henrie
Josh Henrie is both a painter and a sculptor with a very unique style. He believes in embedding beauty, power, and, most importantly, soul into the figures that he creates. Through his paintings and sculptures, he likes to portray the raw emotion of beautiful coastal surroundings. 
Josh has participated in the Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Quick Draw and the Plein Air and More events for the past three years.
WHITE BIRD GALLERY
  Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis
A career in commercial art brought Pamela to the Pacific Northwest, and ultimately to her decision to return to her first love, oil painting. Whenever possible she paints en plein air to capture the fleeting qualities of light and the immediacy of the moment. She has been featured in seven solo shows and 35 juried and invitational group shows.
  Christopher Mathie
Having spent a lifetime constantly observing, questioning and creating, Christopher’s current fast-paced, high-energy painting technique appears spontaneous to on-lookers, but his confident bold marks have been long in the making. His signature style focuses on deconstructing images to their most important lines and organic forms. His intention is to stylize forms into “something more like poetry.”
  Robert Schlegel
With paintings, drawings, collages, and prints reflecting the moody environment of the Northwest landscape and countryside, Schlegel’s warm palette of deep oranges and red is balanced with rich earth tones that reflect rural life and natural forms. He is particularly drawn to the interaction of shape and contrasting line found when man-made structures juxtapose the landscape.