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About The Cannon Beach Gallery Group

About The Cannon Beach Gallery Group

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The Cannon Beach Gallery Group puts on two annual arts events: Spring Unveiling Arts Festival in May, and Plein Air & More in June.  Both festivals have developed into two of the premier art events in the region.  The Gallery Group promotes and organizes the festivals, but what is the Gallery Group and what is its purpose?

In talking with several of the group’s founders, recollections vary but everyone agrees that the gallery community in Cannon Beach decided to band together to pool resources and efforts to promote the arts.  “I was along for the ride,” said Icefire Glassworks artist and business owner Jim Kingwell. “I saw this as a good opportunity for the galleries to work together in cooperation instead of competition.”  Realizing that combined resources had more potential to convey the art experience here, the founding galleries established a non-profit business association and the Cannon Beach Gallery Group was formed.  The group and its bylaws were recognized by the Internal Revenue Service in June of 2003 with sixteen original members.  Over the years Gallery Group members have come and gone, but a core group has been involved from the beginning.  Bronze Coast Gallery owner Kim Barnett says that the success of the group and its ability to put on premier events like Spring Unveiling is really a collective effort.  “Many people have contributed and been instrumental to our efforts,” he said.

Spring Unveiling:  The art community of Joseph, Oregon was doing a ‘Spring Unveiling’ and it seemed like a similar event would be a good fit in Cannon Beach. So in 2001 the galleries organized, promoted, and carried out the event.  It was deemed successful enough to do again.  Spring Unveiling started out as a one day event but over the years individual galleries began adding Friday and Sunday components which led to the event expanding into a weekend long arts festival. A schedule of unveilings and receptions at participating galleries is made available and art lovers are treated to first looks at new creations throughout the weekend. In 2012 an ‘Art from the Chef’s Table’ feature was initiated in an effort to add something new and involve more of the business community.

Plein Air & More:In 2009 the Gallery Group introduced a new arts event, Plein Air and More, which takes the artists out into the city and surrounding area to paint and create.  This event is highly interactive with artists and art lovers and in its short history promises to be as successful as Spring Unveiling.  The event kicks off with a Meet & Greet on Friday evening where gallery owners, artists, and art lovers can mix and mingle and see the artwork on display.  Artists are turned loose over the weekend to work and create throughout Cannon Beach, including the beaches and forests. Maps detailing the location of the working artists are distributed through the Chamber of Commerce and Gallery Group member galleries. (View the 2013 Video)

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Stormy Weather Arts Festival:  For over 25 years this annual celebration in November has brought together a diverse collection of artists.  Although Stormy Weather is an event put on by the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, input and participation by Gallery Group members is vital to the festival.  Members serve on the committee and do much of the work required to hold the event.

An important factor in the success of Cannon Beach Gallery Group events has been the sponsors who have supported and expanded the limited advertising resources of the association.  Sponsors of the Gallery Group represent the lodging, restaurant, and retail business communities.  In recent years funding from the City of Cannon Beach Tourism and Arts Committee has allowed the group to access wider avenues for promotion and hire an experienced Marketing and Public Relations professional.  There has been more involvement with the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce in recent years and the Gallery Group has assisted and consulted to improve the Stormy Weather Arts Festival, a Chamber of Commerce event.

Art and Friendship

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Spring Unveiling 2013 brought to town sunny skies, lots of art lovers, and a stream of visitors to the galleries.  But more than just visitors or clients: friends.  Over the years the galleries see many of the same familiar faces and deep friendships form between artists, gallery staff, and clients. People look forward to seeing each other at events like Spring Unveiling and Stormy Weather Arts Festival where they can visit and catch up with each other’s life events, vacation plans, and art purchases.

Icefire Glassworks gallery co-owner Suzanne Kindland related a story: Each year Icefire holds a sale beginning the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.  The event is so popular that a long line forms before the gallery opens at 8:30 am. The line forges friendships, as people see each other from year to year. A couple from Missouri would fly out specifically for the sale.  They had a friendly competition with a couple from Seattle, vying for first place in the line.  One year, they vowed that they would win, so they brought their gear (warm coats, comfy beach chairs, tarps, thermoses, etc.) and got in line at 9:00 pm, the evening before the sale.  They camped out all night!  And they did win.  Of course, that was the year the Seattle couple couldn’t make it…..

Northwest by Northwest gallery owners Bob and Joyce Lincoln said that a direct result of their friendship with sculptor Georgia Gerber and owners of the remodeled Village Center Joe and Roxanne Fritsch was the installation of ‘Seal Twist’, a bronze sculpture by Gerber. ‘Seal Twist’ enjoys a permanent home outside the Windermere Real Estate office.  All parties share in their commitment to public art as a way to create an inviting gathering place for visitors and the community.  Gerber was also recently commissioned to sculpt a mother harbor seal with a pup as part of  a Year of the Seal project to be installed at Alki Beach in West Seattle.

Metal sculptor Greg Congelton and Primary Elements Gallery owner, Stephanie Ansley, connected with a common love of animals and respect for each other’s philosophy of life. He and his wife, Jeane, have attended every Spring Unveiling Event since the gallery opened 12 years ago. The concept of Primary Elements Gallery being the natural elements makes Congelton’s work a good fit. ‘Old Faithful’ is a new 48” sculpture of  a whale made from welded metal mounted on a recycled boat propeller. Ansley commented on what makes this piece special, “The metal that is in the sculpture was once part of the earth; now it is transformed into an image of a creature that is part of the ocean. Man has been in awe of the size and taken advantage of the bounty from this great creature. Now civilizations protect this great creature.”

Bronze Coast Gallery manager Melisa Colvin explained the gallery-client bond, “People often have emotional responses to art and share very profound experiences with us, leading to meaningful conversations and deep friendships.”  The gallery has many clients who drop by with goodies to share and updates about their lives.  Colvin said that her relationships with various artists has helped her with her own artwork and she has formed a special friendship with Matthew Gray Palmer and his wife Danielle. “My husband and I always take some time away from work to be with Matthew and Danielle; we have so much in common.”  Palmer was recently in Cannon Beach for Spring Unveiling and delivered many new, stunning works, including an American Kestrel made from welded steel, bronze, and wood titled ‘Falco Sparverius.”

New Sculptures by David Crawford Now at Bronze Coast Gallery

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Two new sculptures by Oregon artist David Crawford debuted at Bronze Coast Gallery during Spring Unveiling 2013: ‘Clown Dog’ and ‘Ninth Life Pajama Cat with Minor Repairs’.

Both sculptures reflect on the nature of human-animal relationships and draw from the artist’s personal experiences. Crawford says of ‘Clown Dog’, “With this piece, I see the dog as a bemused partner to the baleful clown; Piglet to Eeyore…a dog that finds pleasure in the simple things, and with a wag of its tail, rubs some of that joy onto those around it.” His work ‘Ninth Life Pajama Cat with Minor Repairs’ depicts a cat whose exterior has seen better days and shows the artist’s imagined attempts at keeping it together until the very end. The sculpture was made in honor of Crawford’s last cat. “Even in my most optimistic moments I didn’t figure he could be maintained much longer, but this piece shows some of the ideas I had to squeeze the last bits of feline companionship out of his weary old hide.”

Crawford lives and maintains a studio and foundry in Halfway, Oregon and says he owes his very rural upbringing and surroundings as the main influences on the images he creates.

6th Annual Plein Air & More, June 27-29, 2014

6th Annual Plein Air & More, June 27-29, 2014

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Plein air is a term derived from the French expression “en plein air”, meaning “in the open air” and specifically refers to the act of painting outdoors. Cannon Beach’s popular “Plein Air & More” is a three day event which includes a Friday night “meet & greet” with the participating artists and gallery owners, along with a collaborative show of art work. On Saturday and Sunday, more than fifty artists, represented by Cannon Beach’s art galleries will be creating works of art on location throughout town and on the beach. Many will work in the traditional method of plein-aire painting, while others will sculpt, create and photograph in their own unique styles. Individual galleries display the finished works along with hosting receptions for the artists Saturday and Sunday.

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2014 Schedule

    Friday, June 27

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

    Saturday, June 28

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Artists creating work throughout the town of Cannon Beach, on the beach and in nearby settings.
5:00-8:00 p.m. Individual gallery receptions showcasing new work

    Sunday, June 29

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Artists working on location, and group show in the Cannon Beach Chamber Building continues with some new work that was created on Saturday. Show will end at 3:30PM. Don’t forget to vote for “The People’s Choice” award!

Painting Coastal Color & Light Workshop
Join Eric Jacobsen and Michael Orwick in scenic Cannon Beach for 5 days of painting spectacular coastal scenery. The class will focus on infusing life and personality into your work, and on the fundamentals of landscape painting. Open to oil painters of all levels.
Price: $500
Limited to 15 students
When: June 23-27, leading up to the Plein Air & More Arts Festival, June 27-29
To register (by June 22) and for more details and a supply list:
Contact Eric Jacobsen, 509-364-0018, or jacobsenstudio@gmail.com

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Scroll down for a listing of artists by gallery participating in this year’s event


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Archimedes Gallery

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“Cat’s Work” by Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson. For this Portland artist creating artwork is a way of exploring the world.  She is satisfying a relentless curiosity through the physical process of constructing each piece.  Even in a painting, she imagines that she is physically bringing to life an emotion that she can’t articulate. “Sometimes I have to lose myself completely in the piece, lose sight of what I had envisioned it to be.  Then without trying to restrict what it has become I let the piece emerge on its own.”
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“Octopussian Waystation” by David Molesky

David Molesky’s work predominantly depicts natural elements such as rocks, water, sky, clouds and sometimes figures.  He has a preoccupation with the magic of painting; the way a gooey substance is transformed to an illusionary image that arouses states of contemplation and empathy. He has shown his work nationally and internationally, and over the past 20 years, he has produced over 1,000 completed works, most of which have found their way into private collections.
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“Under Water” by Audrey Bagley

Audrey Bagley’s work has a recurring theme of dreams & illusions of love and loss. Her paintings present questions & tell stories of melancholy childhood relationships & the mysteries of youth. Her illustrations are a cohesive expression of La Nouvelle Vauge, Japanese print, comics, & everyday experience.  She arranges feelings into something expressive and tangible.
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“Bronze Coast” by 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, and 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.
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“Field Pond” by Pamela Claflin

Pamela Claflin has a deep love and respect for nature…especially desert and arid areas from the Northwest to the Southwest. In her paintings she wants to transfer to the viewers the reason for capturing that particular scene…be it the quality of light, color, textures, a water source in an unusual area, or the absolute beauty of a grand scene. Occasionally she enjoys capturing a building, a bloom or animal, or an etched-out life style.
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“Arch Rock” by Donnie Wanner

Donnie Wanner’s time spent working for an automobile manufacturer set him on his artistic path. 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.
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Robert Gamblin’s lifelong relationship with painting landscapes began when he was accepted into the graduate painting program at San Francisco Art institute. He next spent time in Europe visiting the major art capitals and seeing for himself the foundations of art in history. He continued to paint, but his interests also lead him to start mixing his own oil colors from scratch. That led to what today is Gamblin Artists Colors, an international brand of oil painting materials. He also created a line of colors for conservators and restorers working worldwide to repair damaged artwork.
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Scott Gellatly works directly from nature, aiming to capture his surrounding’s light and atmosphere, with each painting allowing him to participate in the time-honored act of painting outdoors.  Away from his easel, he works as Product Manager for Gamblin Artists Colors, developing and testing oil colors and mediums, and give presentations on painting materials throughout the United States.
Sun Splashed Rocks by Gretha Lindwood

Sun Splashed Rocks by Gretha Lindwood

Gretha Lindwood’s paintings are best described as “crisp, refreshing, and vivid.” Vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of her work developed during a 30 year career as an illustrator and graphic designer. Using soft pastel sticks, re-compressed powdered pigments from the earth, she makes her marks on artist grade sandpaper to express the effects of light and atmosphere as she paints the landscape en plein air. Recent awards for her work include “Best Pastel” at the 2013 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition. She has also won recognition for her work at shows in Laguna, Carmel, and Los Gatos.
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“Twin Peaks” by Dana Murray

Dana Murray’s water drop images are unlike any other photographer you’ve seen. Her work normally takes place in the studio where she takes 4-6 hours per shoot, taking as many as a few hundred photos per session. Working with water, she captures the motion of drops, to create a form that mirrors a background image. It’s ethereal and stunning and is doesn’t involve Photoshop manipulation. The work takes persistence, patience and creativity. Dana will do a photo shoot with water outside the gallery for the festival. It should be a must-see.
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Anton Pavlenko is a Ukrainian-born painter who 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.
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Michael Orwick’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

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George Vetter’s “Morning Rays” was an award winner at Plein Air & More 2013. The natural beauty of the Oregon Coast brought George to Cannon Beach in 1977. His love of travel and passion for photography have dovetailed into a collection of images from far and wide. But Cannon Beach and the Oregon Coast gets special attention. His library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000, many of which have appeared in local and national publications. Besides landscape and nature photography, portraiture and instruction are also offered by George at his gallery in Village Centre in downtown Cannon Beach.

Haystack Gallery

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Janis Ellison 
is drawn to the dramatic landscape of New Mexico and 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. Recent honors include having a painting selected for the Pastel 100 in Pastel Journal, in competition with 3000 other artists, and notification that she will be awarded “Master Circle” status by the International Assoc. of Pastel Societies.
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Sally O’Neill 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, and won the “People’s Choice” award at Plein Air & More 2013.
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Pat Lambrecht-Hould 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

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Jim Kingwell’s life-forming fascination with glass began as a five-year experiment. Today, he has pieces in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries. And during Plein Air & More you’ll be able to see the first examples of his newest direction. Multiple firings of cast and fused glass will play with other materials, including wood and possibly clay. The idea is to produce work that evokes light and frozen motion. Over the next decade he expects Icefire’s sculpture to express ideas relating to transference, rhythmic and incremental repetition, bridging concepts and coherent light.
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Suzanne Kindland’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

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Jeffrey Hull began has 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

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Sharon Amber draws inspiration for her highly original fine jewelry 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. Her precious metal treasures are set with local “gems”, including carved dense black basalt pebbles, transformed into mermaids, seascapes, and faces bedecked with exotic colored stones.
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Lia Simpson Sarish is a Cannon Beach artist who paints for the love of color and the slick textures of her mediums. She says she is driven by her passion for human sensuality, and the push and pull which that palpable tension shares with the world around us.
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Victoria Brooks began pursuing her love of painting, after a successful career as an art director in television and motion pictures. In addition to being a talented studio artist, she is an accomplished plein air painter. Her paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in romantic, richly conceived landscapes and seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. She has won numerous “Best of Show” awards, and teaches plein air and impressionist workshops in the USA, as well as in Europe.

Modern Villa Gallery

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Mary McInnis has been creative in some way from earliest childhood. While working on her BFA at the University of Washington she studied oil painting and discovered pastels. But having two children created a need to put oils away for a time and concentrate on the pastels. After returning to oil painting in 2008 she now divides her time between the two mediums and her pastel painting style, using the side of the pastel stick, easily lent itself to her current style in oils. Recently she has been spending more time en plein air, currently living in Port Orchard, WA.
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Joachim McMillan’ youth found him working 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

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Georgia Gerber’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.
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Eric Jacobsen 

is a Copely award winning oil painter. Well known to collectors and painters alike, his works have been published numerous times including in Southwest Art Magazine. Arts & Antiques also named him one of the most exciting emerging artists in America in 2001. He loves painting seascapes in Cannon Beach. He says, “The whole point of plein air painting is to capture the immediate light, mood and season while painting outside”.
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Hazel Schlesinger 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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Marianne Post is an avid outdoors woman whose 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.
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Anna Lee Steed is a native Californian who recently relocated to the Willamette Valley. Considered a “colorist painter,” she has been exhibiting since 2002 in both oil and acrylic, and is equally at home with plein air landscape painting and her current series of nonobjective abstract paintings. To her, subject matter is not as important as her ongoing exploration of new color palettes and unique color schemes. She has been teaching classes and workshops on color since is 2005
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Michael Lindstrum is an exciting new painter on the Oregon scene moving here just one year ago. He refers to himself as an “interpretive colorist” and has sold his work internationally for the past four decades. Working primarily in oil, his paintings are colorful, energetic and have positive vibrations. He plans to offer painting workshops in Cannon Beach as well as other venues.

White Bird Gallery

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Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis’s career in commercial art brought her to the 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.
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Robert Schlegel’s paintings, drawings, collages, and prints reflect the moody environment of the Northwest landscape and countryside, with a warm palette of deep oranges and red, 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.
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Dave & Boni Deal. This husband and wife team has collaborated in clay for more than 30 years, working fulltime at their rustic home studio in the Cascades. They have worked almost solely in raku since the 70′s, and are known for large classical forms and intricate surface designs. A unique aspect of their pottery is the focus on the native environment … the plants, geology, and wildlife that are reflected in the themes and materials used in their work, like the heron urns, leaf imprint pots and landscape triptychs. During the weekend, they will be doing a raku firing on the beach.

Plein Air & More, June 28-30, 2013

Plein Air & More, June 28-30, 2013

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Plein air is a term derived from the French expression “en plein air”, meaning “in the open air” and specifically refers to the act of painting outdoors. Cannon Beach’s popular “Plein Air & More” is a three day event which includes a Friday night “meet & greet” with the participating artists and gallery owners, along with a collaborative show of art work. On Saturday and Sunday, more than fifty artists, represented by Cannon Beach’s art galleries will be creating works of art on location throughout town and on the beach. Many will work in the traditional method of plein-aire painting, while others will sculpt, create and photograph in their own unique styles. Individual galleries display the finished works along with hosting receptions for the artists Saturday and Sunday.


 

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Friday June 27th, 5-7pm: Meet and Greet the Plein Air and More artists at the Chamber Hall. We will be showing an example of works created by the artists, along with wine and lite bites.
Saturday June 28th, 11-4pm: The painting and creating begins at designated locations around town of Cannon Beach. “Event Brochures” with all participating artists and galleries as well as the full schedule including maps will be available at galleries and the Chamber Hall. Volunteers will also be placed around town to offer assistance in locating artists.
The Art Show of Participating Artists at the Chamber Hall continues from 11:00-4:00pm.
5-7pm: Each gallery will be showcasing the “Completed Works” by each of their artists along with an artists reception.
Sunday June 29th, 11-4pm: As artists continue to paint and create around town, the Chamber Hall will feature a selection of “Completed Works” by participating artists and galleries.

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BRONZE COAST GALLERY

Jacques and Mary Regat

These two amazing sculptors began their lives working alone, but say that "sculpting together is like have a whole set of new tools to work with." Today they are working in bronze, silver, wood and paint and their work reflects their studies in Alaska, Central and South America and France. They especially enjoy sculpting in large scale and have several major monuments to their credit that are installed in public places in Alaska.

Linda Prokop

Linda Prokop’s mature work is the evolution of her soul. It speaks and demands attention as she shares her spirit with us and exposes her deepest feelings. Many of her sculptural themes relate to the human condition of struggle and perseverance and she depicts the human form in a simplified, abstract manner. In recent years, Prokop has turned to oil painting as another creative outlet and says sculpting and painting really complement each and working in the two art forms has made her a better artist.

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

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Janet Bland

Janet’s work is a personal response to nature and to the experience of painting.  She says, "There is an importance in what you see each day – here, the moist coastal light, the ocean, the beach, the tide and clouds – such regular occurrences, so dependable, so different, always a surprise … let the paint tell the story."

Marilyn Joyce

Marilyn’s interest in the natural world, combined with a walking practice of seven years, provide parameters for her work. Intuitive gestures, mark-making and staining, combined with direct observation and felt experiences are distilled through the processes of drawing, painting, printmaking and installation. She is currently working on a project documenting the massive injury of a clear-cut on the land and its inhabitants adjacent to her studio. The work tells a story of destruction, our inability to acknowledge our deep interconnectedness with the land, and in spite of this, how nature provides healing. 

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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.

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

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 200 th 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.

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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. She 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.

Pamela Juett

Pam Juett first fell in love with hot glass while watching a demo in Cannon Beach in 1977. After exploring the many ways of working with this amazing medium, she has found her niche in flameworking, making beads that become stunning pieces of wearable art. She will be taking custom orders during Plein Air & More.

JEFFREY HULL GALLERY
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.

MODERN VILLA GALLERY

Mary McInnis

Mary McInnis has been creative in some way from earliest childhood. While working on her BFA at the University of Washington she studied oil painting and discovered pastels. But having two children created a need to put oils away for a time and concentrate on the pastels. After returning to oil painting in 2008 she now divides her time between the two mediums and her pastel painting style, using the side of the pastel stick, easily lent itself to her current style in oils. Recently she has been spending more time en plein air, currently living in Port Orchard, Wa.

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.

Eric Jacobsen

Copely award winning oil painter Eric Jacobsen is well known to collectors and painters alike. His works have been published numerous times including Southwest Art Magazine. Arts & Antiques named him one of the most exciting emerging artists in America in 2001. This summer he was part of the Plein Air Invitational at the Portland Art Museum. He loves painting seascapes in Cannon Beach. He says, "The whole point of plein air painting is to capture the immediate light, mood and season while painting outside".

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.

Rob Ramage

Rob believes that painting landscapes creates space. Looking at a natural setting that is void of human presence clears out our everyday clutter and allows us to get "reset" or "re-invent" and envision a place where we can connect to life on a more basic fundamental level.

Heather Soderberg

Heather’s father was a foundry worker and encouraged and supported her desire to sculpt. Drawing national attention as a child prodigy, her story was featured by Paul Harvey, People Magazine, Nat’l Geographic World, and "That’s Incredible". In 2009 she bought the foundry she worked at and moved it to the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Her "Sacagawea, Pompi, and Seaman" commissioned by the Port of Cascade Locks, has gained regional and worldwide attention.

SHARON AMBER FINE JEWELRY

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 or marble into images related to the sea, just outside her new gallery location on the ground floor of Sandpiper Square.

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."

Dave and Boni Deal

This husband and wife team has collaborated in clay for more than 30 years, working fulltime at their rustic home studio in the Cascades. They have worked almost solely in raku since the 70′s, and are known for large classical forms and intricate surface designs. A unique aspect of their pottery is the focus on the native environment … the plants, geology, and wildlife that are reflected in the themes and materials used in their work, like the heron urns, leaf imprint pots and landscape triptychs. During the weekend, they will be doing a Raku firing on the beach.