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Lunch with the Curator, Bonnie Laing Malcolmson

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Sunday, February 8 from 12 – 1:30 pm

 

The Cannon Beach Art Association will be hosting a special event with Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum on Sunday, February 8 as a part of the opening weekend of the Winter All Juried Show at the Cannon Beach Gallery.  There will be a ticketed luncheon at the Cannon Beach Café with Laing Malcolmson from 12 -1:30 pm featuring a catered menu and a presentation by the curator about her work at the Portland Art Museum.

Laing-Malcolmson will discuss the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Northwest Art as well as the regional exhibitions that she puts together, including the Biennial Contemporary Arts Awards, the Apex Exhibition Series and the installation of the 9,500 square foot Northwest Permanent Collection Gallery Space.

There are a limited number of seats available for purchase through the Cannon Beach Arts Association; tickets are $45 each for CBAA Members and $60 each for the general public.  Please contact the CBAA’s Executive Director, Andrea K. Mace, to reserve your spot by emailing cannonbeacharts@gmail.com.

The Winter All Juried will run from February 4 – March 1, 2015 with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, February 7 from 5-7 pm.  The Cannon Beach Gallery is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm.

The Cannon Beach Arts Association received funds from Cannon Beach’s Tourism and Arts Commission for its Juried Show Program in 2015.

Robert Kelly Wins Best in Show – Primary Elements Gallery

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”Equus” by Robert Kelly

”Equus” by Robert Kelly

Artist, Robert Kelly announced that “Lila” & “Sasha” were recently juried into the 28th SCAA National Juried Exhibition (South Cobb Arts Alliance). It is a Georgia show that has entries from all over the country. I’m proud to tell you that last night “Lila” was judged “Best In Show” and received the “Karen Beswick Founders Award” including prize money of $1000.00.

“Lila” & “Sasha”,  are two favorite sculptures of mine & are on display in Primary Elements Gallery. They are cast marble on black onyx bases.

Jeffrey Hull shared Laguna Candles link

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Tom Everhart has joined Primary Elements Gallery

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Limelight agency has agreed to allow Primary elements Gallery to represent the art of Tom Everhart who is licensed to use the characters created by Charles Schultz, who created the comic strip Peanuts. Everhart uses the well known characters in originals and limited edition fine art prints. The picture below is titled “Super Bad” by Tom Everhart showing the beloved Snoopy character created by Schultz and known around the world. This image is copywrighted./
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"Super Bad" by Tom Eberhart - copyright c PWW2015

“Super Bad” by Tom Eberhart – copyright c PWW2015

Sculptor Ann Fleming at Northwest By Northwest Gallery

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Ann Fleming's "Perfect Balance"

Ann Fleming’s “Perfect Balance”

Northwest By Northwest Gallery features the work of narrative bronze sculptor Ann Fleming. “Perfect Balance” Bronze 8 x 14 x 5.5 . Edition of 35.

Winter All Juried Show at the Cannon Beach Gallery

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Guest Curator, Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson

The Cannon Beach Arts Association is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, the curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum, as the guest curator for the Winter All Juried Show.

A steward of the art scene in the Northwest, Laing-Malcolmson promises to be a dynamic curator and a great draw for artists from across the region.

A Seattle native, Malcolmson has spent most of her life in the region. As the Northwest curator at PAM, she curated a solo exhibits each year for the museum’s APEX program, which highlights artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. In addition, every two years, she’ll assemble the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, a group show that focuses on the work of several regional artists.

The Submission date for artists to drop up to three original pieces of artwork to the Cannon Beach Gallery will be Friday, January 30 between 10 am – 4 pm.

On Friday, January 30, from 5 – 7 pm, artists participating in the Winter All Juried Show are invited to attend a free Mix and Mingle event at the Cannon Beach Café. The evening will provide artists submitting their work that day a great reason to stay in town and enjoy the camaraderie of other artists from across the state. CBAA Director, Andrea K. Mace and the CBAA’s Gallery Committee will be hosting the event which will feature light refreshments and appetizers.
The Cannon Beach Cafe is located just south of the Cannon Beach Gallery on Hemlock Street in the historic Cannon Beach Hotel, which is currently celebrating its’ 100th birthday.
In addition to donating the venue for the Artist’s Mix & Mingle event, Cannon Beach Hotel Lodging is also one of the CBAA’s lodging partners with special rates for the weekends of January 30 – February 1 and February 6 – 8, 2015.

The curatorial process will happen with Laing-Malcolmson on Saturday, January 31 during the morning hours. Artwork that is not accepted into the exhibit will be available to pick up starting Saturday afternoon between 2 pm – 4 pm and on Sunday, February 1 between 10 am – 4 pm.

The opening Artist’s reception will be held the following weekend, Saturday, February 7, 2015. Laing- Malcolmson will be on hand during the Artist’s Reception to meet artists and patrons. In addition, plans are underway for an additional, ticketed event with Malcolmson on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Watch for further details.

The Winter All Juried Show will run from February 4 – March 1, 2015.

There is no theme or size limitations for this exhibition, artists working in both two and three dimensional media are encouraged to participate. There are no application fees to participate in the CBAA’s Juried Show program; however, artists are encouraged to become members of the arts association. CBAA Members get special notices about all of the exhibits at the Cannon Beach Gallery, including Call For Work notices, a yearlong exhibition calendar and monthly exhibit postcards. In addition, membership dollars help fund the Cannon Beach Gallery space with its twelve, distinct exhibits annually.

There is additional information about the Juried Show program, including the protocol for submitting artwork on the CBAA webstie under the Exhibits tab.

The Juried Show Program has received a grant from Cannon Beach’s Tourism and Arts Fund to help facilitate the program.

New Artist at Bronze Coast Gallery – 2015

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Bronze Coast Gallery is pleased to welcome Jane Dedecker!

"Dusk" by Jane Dedecker

“Dusk” by Jane Dedecker

"End of the Day" by Jane Dedecker

“End of the Day” by Jane Dedecker

"Equilibrium" by Jane Dedecker

“Equilibrium” by Jane Dedecker

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 9-12, 2017

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 9-12, 2017

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With a focus on Northwest wines and regional cuisine, the Savor Cannon Beach festival offers a four-day lineup of wine, culinary and arts events March 9-12, 2017, in one of the Pacific Northwests most beautiful vacation destinations. Festival events focus on specific themes that showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine while restaurants, galleries and shops add a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and cultural events. The festival kicks off with the Thursday Night Throwdown, where participants taste twelve select wines including two of each varietal, one from Oregon and one from Washington, then vote on their favorites to determine which state reigns supreme. Other events include the Battle of the Blends featuring four red and four white wine blends from the Northwest. The evening also includes the Battle of Bites, showcasing appetizers by local chefs who compete for Best Bite. Saturday of the festival is the Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk featuring approximately 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. Many Cannon Beach businesses also participate in a Tasting Tour featuring free or low cost tastings ranging from chocolates and olive oils to specialty salts and locally-made brews and spirits.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Savor Cannon Beach offers a four-day lineup of unique wine experiences in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful vacation destinations. Festival events focus on specific themes that showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine while restaurants, galleries and shops add a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and cultural events. Many of the wines served at festival events are award winners or wines that have received recent acclaim. Event descriptions are listed below.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

5-7pm – THURSDAY THROWDOWN: BEST OF THE NORTHWEST
We’ve selected 12 award-winning wines representing different wine growing regions of Oregon and Washington and let you vote for the top wines of the evening. This event is a great way to discover new wines and varietals while you increase your awareness of Northwest wine regions. The evening also includes a selection of light bites. It’s a fun way to kick off the Savor Cannon Beach weekend! Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S. Hemlock) Price: $40 (tickets available at the door)

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

1-4pm – WINEMAKER’S PREMIUM POURS
Northwest wineries have agreed to open up their cellars and share three special wines. Offerings will include library wines, verticals, horizontals or reserve wines. Palate cleansers are provided, but food is not served at this wine tasting event (pizza or sandwiches will be available for purchase). Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S. Hemlock) Price: $40 (tickets available at the door)

6-8pm – WINE & GALLERY WALK
Visit participating Cannon Beach galleries, each hosting a Northwest winery and serving light appetizers. It’s a fun evening of art, wine and food. Includes a free souvenir Savor Cannon Beach glass. Location: Check-in begins at 5:30pm at Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N. Spruce) Price: $40 (tickets available at the door)

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

11am-12:30pm – WINE TASTING 101
Learn to taste wine like a professional in this educational program with our favorite wine competition facilitators Hank and Nancy Sauer. You’ll learn the basics of wine tasting, wine terminology and etiquette for the tasting room or festival. Participants with Wine Walk tickets can check-in and pick up your glass at the end of this event. This is a sit down program, so you’ll want to arrive on time and we kindly request no fragrances be worn. Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S. Hemlock) Price: $20 (tickets available at the door)

1-5pm – SAVOR CANNON BEACH WINE WALK
Taste wines from nearly 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings as you make the rounds of Cannon Beach art galleries, shops, restaurants and hotels. Participating wineries represent the major wine growing regions in Oregon and Washington, including Willamette Valley, eastern Washington and southern Oregon. Ticket price includes a souvenir Savor Cannon Beach wine glass and free tastings from any of the participating wineries. Proceeds from this event benefit Clatsop Animal Assistance, supporting our county animal shelter. Location: Check-in begins at 11am at Coaster Theatre (108 N Hemlock) Price: $40 (tickets available at the door)

SUNDAY, MARCH 12

11:30am-1:30pm – GOLD MEDAL WINES & BATTLE OF THE BITES
This great event will tempt you to stay an extra day! You’ll taste 12 Gold Medal winning wines from the SavorNW Wine Awards selected the previous week by some of the top wine judges on the West Coast. This event will also feature the Battle of the Bites with “bites” prepared by Cannon Beach chefs and restaurants; and your vote will determine the winner. Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S Hemlock) Price: $40 (tickets available at the door)

FESTIVAL PASSES: A Festival Pass including admission to all of these events is $195 (a limited number of Festival Passes are offered by advance purchase only).

PURCHASING TICKETS: All Savor Cannon Beach events are limited in size and we recommend advance purchase. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door to each event.

EVENT CHECK-IN INFORMATION: All Savor Cannon Beach events are considered ‘will-call.’ Please plan to check in to each event using your printed ticket confirmation and ID.

LOCATIONS: Please note that events are in a variety of locations. Make note of the check-in location for each ticket purchased.

AGE RESTRICTION: All participants must be 21 and older; IDs will be requested at check in to each event.

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Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 4-6, 2016

Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 4-6, 2016

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Each November Cannon Beach’s art community gathers to collectively celebrate diverse talents during this popular festival of the arts.

Galleries, shops, hotels and restaurants host a variety of writers, singers, composers, painters, sculptors and more. The unique coastal beauty of this region has inspired creativity for many decades, making Cannon Beach one of The Best Art Towns in America.

Transform your coastal experience into a festival of creativity filled with music, theater, poetry and art.

For a list of weekend activities sponsored by the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce – click here

 

For Schedule of Gallery Events – click to download pdf file 

 

Archimedes Gallery

Erik Abel

Bold colors, geometric patterns, and botanical profiles capture the eye in Erik Abel’s artwork. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, his work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature. His roots as a California surfer intermingle with his experiences traveling to the South Pacific and Central America, imparting an organic, tribal style to his subjects and compositions. Upon a closer look, Abel’s graphic imagery unfolds to tell the story of his paintings. Accents peak through unexpectedly revealing the layers of color Abel cloaks in each piece while loose strokes of colored pencil and marker create dimension.  Erik currently lives in Seaside, Oregon.

Josh Keyes

Overgrown is the title of Josh’s new series of paintings that embody the theme of natural entropy, regrowth, and restoration. The imagery in these paintings illustrates a post-human world, an environment reclaimed by nature. At first glance, the imagery calls to mind the contemporary fixation and anxiety surrounding the ever-growing impact the human presence has in relation to environmental change. The cause or event leading to the absence of humans is left to the viewer’s imagination; Josh’s focus is on the remaining landscape.

David Rice

Much of David’s work focuses on the themes of nature and its personifying characteristics. Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, he has a special connection with the outdoors. He uses the natural landscape and its inhabitants as his primary subject matter. Melding together an organic style with graphic overlays, his style combines a mixture of the natural world with a geometric presence. The combination of the organic with the human engineered. This 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.

Ivy Jacobsen

Ivy strives to create a place of magical realism in my landscapes, balancing magical elements with real world rendering of flora and Fauna found in our natural world. Her paintings are composed of many thin layers of oil paint, bronzing powder, acrylic paint, epoxy resin, and other mixed medias on wood panel. Through the multiple semi-transparent layers the trees and plant forms begin to occupy various spaces in the foreground and background, creating the illusion of depth. It is her hope that the viewer is invited “into” the painting to fully explore the imaginary environment.

Nicole Gustafsson

Nicole works as a full time illustrator specializing in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments to pop culture based projects. She uses a stunning color palette to capture fantastical places. Her interest in wildlife and trees grew into a life-long passion of the natural world and continues to be a theme in her artwork.

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Chris Austin

Chris is a visual artist who creates intricate patterns, textures, and line-work into his artwork. He explores our relationship to the world and the impact humankind has had on our environment with otherworldly landscapes and his subject matter on bears, of which he says, “bears are often considered to be respected ancestral spirits, and each bear painting is created with the intent of being a protector, for himself and the viewer of his work.” Chris Austin currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

Bronze Coast Gallery

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Mathew Gray Palmer

Matthew Palmer began to think big at an early age. By age twelve, he was creating life-size creatures out of masking tape and newspapers in his basement. He later was selected to participate in the vocational fine arts program at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio. Opting to pass on several scholarships, he decided to get his training hands on. Working full time at Old World Stone Carving for six years, he gained tremendous experience designing and executing commissioned sculptures and architectural elements. He became skilled at using a variety of traditional media, including stone, marble, clay, wood and bronze.

Jim Eppler

Jim brings the power, beauty, harshness and magnetic attraction of nature to both his paintings and bronzes. He creates from the experience of his lifelong enchantment with wildlife and his innate gift for the use of color and form. A seasoned artist who readily admits a romance with “the play of light and shadow, the way paint builds on canvas,” he is equally captivated by gestures and textures that lend themselves to the three-dimensional aspect of bronze. Bringing his skill as a colorist to his sculpture, Eppler hand-finishes each bronze in his limited editions.

Robert Rogers

Robert is a native Texan whose work has been inspired by Native American art, Oriental art, and European art – along with 40 years of studies in scouting and Indian Lore. He studied at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and has been greatly influenced by his visits to the great art Meccas of Europe and especially by the art of Gustave Klimt. For more than 27 years, Robert has created fine jewelry as an art and as an expression of love for the craft. His work reflects the full expression of archetypes in Native American culture as depicted in petroglyphs and pictographs in ancient North American sites, blended with mystical spiritual symbols, Braille and other icons.

Carol Gold

Carol grew up on a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and studied art at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Boston University School of Fine Arts, MA; and the Museum School in Boston. Before she embarked on a sculpture career, however, she spent 14 years raising her family. In 1977 she resumed her art career in earnest, enrolling at the College of Marin in Kentfield, CA, to study bronze casting. Encouraged by her results with the medium, she built her own foundry in Northern California and has been operating it ever since. She shapes her figures and animals from wax instead of clay because she likes the way it can be manipulated to convey emotion and mood. “Wax enables me to sketch-in my figures rapidly,” she says. “It has a lightness to it that I like.” Her work is characterized by rich patinas in colors that range from warm tones of gold and copper to various shades of turquoise.

Joshua Tobey

The child of artists, Joshua grew up in a household where nature was as much a part of life as art…in fact so much so that perhaps one would not exist without the other. While in college in Colorado, he explored the mountains and rivers and finally decided to become a bronze sculptor. Today his subject matter is a combination of figurative studies combined with wildlife. He says it is because as apart as man is from nature, it is only in nature that he feels as if he is part of something bigger than himself.

Mark Andres

Mark is a multimedia artist fluent in drawing, painting, animation and film. Stylistically, his color palette evokes comparisons to Fauvism, and his work certainly pays some tribute to German Expressionism. The paintings are a product of an experiential process where, in his words, “the mysterious rhythms of the place resonate in my body”. His intention is to communicate the freshness, excitement and brevity of his first glimpse and initial experience of a place. He is keen to qualify that this is no Impressionist manifesto, explaining, “the rhythms I refer to are also abstract and graphic, not just about the fleeting effects of light.”

Bev Jozwiak

Painting the figure has been her lifelong passion. Living in the Northwest, and having a daughter who dances professionally has spurred the recurring themes of figures in the rain, and the ballet, but nothing is off limits. She finds it easy to work on design and the interaction between people, when working on a piece with multiple figures or a single figure, or even just a face. The love of the process is what keeps her moving forward, capturing the human form in everyday moments. She never wants her paintings to feel posed, but rather embedded in their own reality. Their gaze is usually behind the frame, rather than out of the frame toward the viewer. Viewers are allowed to peer in, but the subjects do not notice. The effect enlarges the virtual world of the subject.

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Kelly Howard

Kelly Howard brings to her glasswork a depth of artistic and intellectual enquiry. A native of the Midwest, she was initially drawn to glass during a blacksmithing workshop, and her continued education in glass has taken her to such institutions as Pilchuck, Corning and the Eugene Glass School. She has traveled extensively in Australia, Italy and Spain, seeking ideas and inspiration. She now makes her home on the south coast of Oregon where she has worked exclusively in glass for the past 12 years. Her work in glass is about color and form and in the last few years she has developed in a direction that is much more painterly and experimental.

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Michael Orwick

His 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.

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Anton Pavlenko

A Ukrainian-born painter he 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.

Haystack Gallery

Sally O’Neill 

She says “As soon as I started working in oils I couldn’t get enough.”  As an admirer of the impressionists, she loves the effects of light and color the medium allows. Each time, she strives to create a place more beautiful than perhaps it may actually be, wanting her paintings to bring the viewer into a world they would love to be in.

Jeni Lee

Jeni’s work captures the ways in which we experience our surroundings, the sea, the forest, and the desert, paths both taken and dreamed. With many paint glazes and color washes, marks of crayons and sweeps of pastels, she continually layers and works the surface, always pursuing the unexpected in both materials and methods.  As a painting emerges, she includes elements that draw the viewer closer, inviting both intention and chance, resulting in an engaging representation of transformation and beauty.

Janis Ellison

Janis is a native Californian who found herself living in New Mexico in the mid 1990′s. She was drawn to the dramatic landscape and began painting alongside her friends and mentors in the budding days of the early pastel painters of this century. Her loved of nature and the outdoors was a natural companion to her passion for painting “Plein-Air” and continual quest to share her view through her paintings. In 2006, Janis moved to Oregon, where the pristine setting of her new home provides endless inspiration for her work.

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Lee Bogle

Lee starts each piece with a background wash of color which forms the foundation for the painting’s development. Nature itself may become part of the process with weeds or thistles used to apply the watercolor. “These paintings are an outgrowth of the my appreciation of bold, painterly brush strokes and my love for precise detail.” Her paintings are contemporary impressions of wildlife and nature where she combines vivid, realistic detail with the expressive qualities of abstraction in the Oriental tradition.

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Albert Van Tropa

Albert’s work has been influenced by studying the old masters like Rembrandt, Claude Monet, and Sergei Bongart. Understanding the principles of painting and knowing the rules has influenced his work as well. Using the strategies of starting with a thumbnail sketch, value studies, preliminary watercolor painting, visualizing the end result, coupled with continued study and practice has developed his talent. He enjoys the study of light, taking it from a dark rich color and blending it with brilliant lighter colors to create an image he has visualized.

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John Ebner

John’s background in commercial art led to fine arts in the early ’70s when he started painting watercolors. As a Northwest artist for more than 20 years, he has mastered the ability to suspend time, creating a lasting image of a quiet moment. His paintings call the spirit, allowing the viewer to feel the same serenity as the artist. The mystery and depth of nature presented on the paper is a statement of his personal nature. His work is displayed in many corporate collections including Boeing, Washington Mutual Bank, Pacific NW Bell, Hyundai Corp of Japan, Texaco, Microsoft, and Safeco.

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Christine Joy

Having struggled through heath problems as an elementary student Christine learned to express herself through artwork and creativity. She says, “Now I simply cannot go a week without painting!” Living in the Northwest she is inspired to paint wildlife, mountains and landscapes. Recently she has enjoyed painting aspen trees, vineyards and countrysides with oils, acrylics and watercolors. Her artwork is a combination of impressionistic and realistic painting. She loves using thick textured paint to add dimension and interest.

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Christina Fowler-Thias

Christina Fowler-Thias is a studio jeweler who works with metals, stones, enamels and resins to produce one of a kind works that are meant to evoke story and soulful emotion in the wearer. Science, symbolism and story are heavy influences in her work but it is the love of stones, passed on to her from her lapidary grandfather, and her mother who worked alongside him in his shop, that is the foundation of her organic jewelry. Each piece is an exploration, an adventure. Sometimes the artist takes the lead, sometimes the materials. It’s a collaboration.

Icefire Glassworks

Jim Kingwell

Jim’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.

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 began his painting career over 40 years ago as a resident of Cannon Beach. Though primarily self-taught, he did study under three Northwest Watercolorists in the early 70’s. 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 Jeff also returned to painting in oil as well. He is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge, the source of his inspiration. His deep love for the area is clearly seen in his original paintings and prints.

Jewelry by Sharon Amber

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From meteorites to mixed metals, you’ll find exceptional designs by master gold-smith Sharon Amber. A strong emphasis on exotic colored gems and movement of design in a surprisingly wide range. Classic, elegant, wearable art featuring several collections using local gems and materials. Sharon shows exclusively at her gallery of 30 years, and is now beginning to also show the work of her son Steven Amber-Voorheis.
 

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Victoria Brooks

After a successful career as an art director in television and motion pictures, Victoria Brooks has pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for 20 years. In addition to being a talented studio artist, she is an accomplished plein air painter as well, and has won numerous “Best of Show” awards for her studio and plein air works.

Modern Villa Gallery

David Jonathan Marshall

Contemporary surreal artist David Jonathan Marshall is well known for his imaginative and daring ideas put to canvas. In describing his own unique painting style, David reveals his desire to paint scenes the viewer has never seen before. Sungjects range from Cityscapes, fruitscapes, pear shapes, Modern landscapes, Tree Marvels… and most recently a “Bicycle Series” and “Architectural Series.”

Sarah Goodnough

Sarah’s work celebrates life. Her artistic style is expressive, using vibrant color, strong composition, and layered texture. She paints abstract viewscapes, pulling real life scenes into redefined realities of wonder and brilliance, creating in a variety of mediums; painting in oils, acrylics and watercolor. She also works with pastels, blockprints, mosaics and photography. By playing with composition and texture, she produces vibrant and unique work that is sensitive to mood and emotion.

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Tom Henderson

Tom has been painting in oils and watercolor for more than twenty-five years. His inspiration comes from freely interpreting scenes that life provides. Some of his favorite subjects include boats, beaches, nature and architecture, where he also enjoys putting people into those scenes. But painting isn’t his only passion. He currently plays a chromatic harmonica in a jazz and blues band.

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 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.

Hazel Schlesinger

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.

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 and atmospheric light our region is known for.

Ivan McLean

He is a public sculptor working in steel, bronze, glass and wood. His work can be seen throughout Portland’s Pearl District and he has also created extensive site-specific installations within the Nines Hotel. His work is also well known in California where he has just installed a series of spheres of different sizes and colors on Hollywood Boulevard. His 108′ steel sculpture was also selected from 10 sculptors nationally for the Newport Beach Sculpture Park.

Primary Elements Gallery

Heather Soderberg

Heather’s father was a foundry worker who encouraged and supported her desire to sculpt. Drawing national attention as a child prodigy, her story was featured by Paul Harvey, People Magazine, National Geographic World, and “That’s Incredible.” In 2009 she bought the foundry she worked in 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.

Heather Soderberg

Heather will be demonstrating her technique and unveiling new works during the weekend. But many will also be interested in learning more about her much larger scale work on the Eagle Monument Project, a bald eagle with a 55 foot wingspan that will weigh approximately 8 tons when cast…all sculpted by hand.

Josh Henrie

Josh pursued his art career at Washington State University and later at Cornish, in Seattle.  Following his path as a stone carver, he carved, experimented and slowly formed his own Northwest style.  His deep passion of the raw beauty of the Pacific coast springs to life in his artwork.  Unfinished chisel marks, raw stone and smooth detail work, resemble his coastal surroundings.  Bringing out the soul of the stone and capturing its inner self, makes you almost hear the heartbeat.

Marianne Post

With sights set on obtaining a degree in veterinary medicine, she left her life in San Francisco to attend the University of California. But her interest in art upstaged her initial career path and she graduated with a degree in Environmental Design. In between her 30 years of design and illustration assignments she painted the landscape in soft pastels and continued her transition to becoming a full time painter in 2004. She is a signature member of the Northwest Pastel Society and has work in several public and private collections across the U.S

Elaine Hansard

Growing up in Bozeman, Montana, she’s always had a love of nature.  Some of her earliest memories were of drawing animals. What started with making horses out of Sculpey as a child, has progressed to making bronze sculptures inspired by fantasy and mythology. She is continuously striving to perfect her work, bringing her fanciful creatures into reality. Living in Bozeman helps her keep her imagination alive with an ever-growing passion to create, inspired by the beauty around her.

James Moyer

James is a local North Coast wood working artist with a great love of texture, grain and in blending styles from contemporary, abstract and traditional artistry. Incorporating wood found along the local beaches and river shores, his work demonstrates the power of simplicity and the rich design possibilities of patterns abstracted from nature. Self taught and still learning, his creations invite closer inspection giving wood and the work the stage.

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Steven Krig

Steve is a Northwest native who, like many others, is inspired by the beauty of this region. He first began experimenting with glass in 2011 and has evolved his technique of working the glass to produce a painted/watercolor effect. He produces only two to four new pieces each year as he trades time for detail in his work.

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Christopher Mathie

Christopher has been represented by galleries from New York to Washington State, and has developed a signature style with emphasis on deconstructing images to their most important lines and organic forms. He strives to capture energetic movement, intense emotion and suggestive shapes essential to communicate his ideas in paint.

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Robert Schlegel

In his work Robert presents his interpretation of objects and forms found in the natural world. Of particular interest to him are man made structures juxtaposed into the landscape. The interaction of shape, contrast and line are what intrigues him. As he has evolved as an artist, he has strived to create images that possess tension between the representational and the abstract. He began exhibiting pen and ink drawings in 1973 and has had work included in the Artists of Oregon Show at the Portland Art Museum, as well as several other juried Oregon shows.

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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.

8th Annual Plein Air & More, June 24-26, 2016

8th Annual Plein Air & More, June 24-26, 2016

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8th Annual Plein Air & More, June 24-26, 2016 Cannon Beach has not only been named “One of the Best Art Towns in America,” but National Geographic has also listed it as “One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World.” So…what more could you ask for if you’re a plein air artist? That’s why they continue to come from around the world to capture the unique elements of this landscape “in the open air”. To celebrate this challenging artistic style and the work of the artists, the Cannon Beach Gallery Group is presenting the 8th Annual Plein Air & More festival. Scheduled for June 24-26, the event will feature nearly 50 artists creating art on location throughout the town and on the beach Friday, Saturday and Sunday. During the week, leading up to the event, several nationally recognized artists will also be conducting workshops.

Six Artists Receive Awards at Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s 8th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival

Cannon Beach, OR – June 30, 2015   Nearly 40 artists participated in the Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s 8th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival which drew thousands to the coast June 24-26 to watch them paint and create throughout the town and on the beach.  At the end of the festival, Kaline Carter from SW Art Magazine announced six awards for those painting “En Plain Air” as well as to those who represented the “& More” part of the event which opened it up to sculptors, wood carvers, glass artists, ceramicists, metal artists, jewelers and more.

Receiving awards from the magazine, along with a hand blown glass sculpture created by Cannon Beach Artist Jim Kingwell from Icefire Glassworks, were:

Brooke Borcherding, White Bird Gallery: Award of Excellence for “En Plein Air” work done onsite during the weekend and for overall body of work.

Dan Chen, Bronze Coast Gallery:  Award of Excellence for “& More” work done onsite during the weekend and for overall body of work.

Receiving additional Honorary Awards of Excellence from the magazine:

Marianne Post, Primary Elements Gallery

Joanne Shellan, DragonFire Gallery

Eva Funderburgh, Archimedes Gallery

Suzanne Kindland, Icefire Glassworks

The public was also invited to vote for their favorite artist, based upon what they observed during the “Artists’ Swarm” and in the galleries representing the weekend’s artists. Winner of the “People’s Choice Award” for the second year was Jeffrey Hull, Jeffrey Hull Gallery. He also received a glass sculpture created by Jim Kingwell.

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New this year! Workshops Offered by Three Nationally Recognized Plein Air Artists. (click for more information)

Make plans now to attend one of three workshops to be held during the week leading up to the Plein Air & More Art Festival. Come out to paint and then stay for all of the festivities over the weekend. The village and beaches will be filled with artists capturing the beauty of the area and galleries will be overflowing with art. Register now! All registrations are made directly with the workshop leaders and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Lodging: Attendees are responsible for securing their own lodging. For more information go to: cannonbeach.org.

 

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2016 Plein Air & More Gallery Listings!

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Archimedes Gallery

Archimedes Gallery’s show theme for Plein Air & More will be “Overgrown,” featuring two artists.  In fact, the theme is also the title of Josh Keyes new paintings.

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“Return” by Josh Keyes

Overgrown is the title of Josh Keyes’ new series of paintings that embody the theme of natural entropy, regrowth, and restoration. The imagery in these paintings illustrates a post-human world, an environment reclaimed by nature.  At first glance, the imagery calls to mind the contemporary fixation and anxiety surrounding the ever-growing impact the human presence has in relation to environmental change. The cause or event leading to the absence of humans is left to the viewer’s imagination; Josh’s focus is on the remaining landscape.
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“Shoals” by Eva Funderburgh

Eva Funderburgh’s new body of work deals with the overlap of humanity and the natural world. She uses her simple animal forms to examine human motives and emotions. Storytelling and the idea of myth plays a very large role in her work, but equally so the notion of biology. Humans are intrinsically biological and the growth of cities follows the same biological imperative as a blooming flower or growing tumor. Eva tries to examine this notion of growth without pronouncing a moral judgment on it. Hence, her beasts may sometime carry entire civilizations on their back, though the question of symbiote or parasite is left open.

“Donner Blitzen at the Long Barn”

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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“Rooster II” by Dan Chen

Dan Chen was born in China, in the province of Canton.  He emigrated with his parents to the United States in 1984, enrolled at San Francisco City College and studied graphic design and illustration at the Academy of Art University.  Since then, his professional career has focused full-time on nature and wildlife art in both paintings and sculptures.  His art is a marriage of the finest qualities of eastern and western art style and technique.

“Heceta Head” 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.

Hosting a Plein Air Painting Weekend, Jun 17-19 with Joanne Radmilovich Kollman, in conjunction with the “Landscape as Perception” Show, curated by Janet Bland and featuring three artists, Jef Gunn, Joan Stuart Ross & Michael Southern.

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“Mt. Adams” by Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

The Cannon Beach Arts Mobile Gallery will be parked in the US Bank lot and will be showing Cannon Beach Gallery’s featured Plein Air artist, selected works from students of the CBAA Plein Air painting weekend, and selected works from Icefire Glass Studio. The Mobile Gallery will also act as an information and voting point for the Plein Air and More Awards.

“Kitchen Dance” by Joanne Shellan

Seattle artist, Joanne Shellan began her career with watercolor and in just two years found success in galleries, solo shows and commissions, started winning awards and attained her signature membership in the Northwest Watercolor Society.  But the frustration she was feeling with that medium told her that something was still missing. So, after happening on a demonstration of ala prima oil painting, she gave away her watercolors and bought oils. “The dense pigment and rich texture of oils truly express the art that has always been inside me.” Today, she paints in oils and acrylics and is known for her strong design and rich color.

“Pacific Coastline” by Anton Pavlenko

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.

Albert Van Troba

Albert Van Troba has been passionate about drawing and painting most of his life. When in the 3rd grade, he won the Idaho State Art Contest in Drawing and Painting and his dream of becoming an artist and art teacher began. He has now been living this dream for 37 years. Today he is known primarily as a plein air painter and a wild life artist.

Christine Joy

Christine Joy paints with oils, acrylics and watercolors, inspired daily to paint wildlife, mountains and landscapes.  She says, “My artwork is a combination between impressionistic and realistic painting.  I believe that art is to be beautiful and up-lifting, so I do my best to paint in a way that brings joy to others.”

“The Corner House” by Sally O’Neill

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 is a previous winner of the “People’s Choice” award at Plein Air & More.
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“Edgewaters” by Janis Ellison

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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“Heceta” by Dave Bartholet

Dave Bartholet is a self-taught Oregon wildlife artist. His work has been featured on posters and stamps benefiting wildlife preservation.

Icefire Glassworks

“Stone Trio” by Jim Kingwell

What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim Kingwell, 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 obvious linkage of art and science. From that, beautiful pieces of blown glass emerge that seduce the senses and stimulate the spirit.

“Sunset Vase” by Suzanne Kindland

Suzanne Kindland 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.
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“California Poppies Vase” by Michelle Kaptur

Michelle Kaptur 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, previously working with Icefire Glassworks.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

“Crab Floats & Geraniums” by Jerffrey Hull

Jeffrey Hull 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.

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“Breaking Through” by Victoria Brooks

 

After a successful career as an art director in television and motion pictures, Victoria Brooks has pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for 27 years.  In addition to being a talented studio artist, she is an accomplished plein air painter as well, and has won numerous “Best of Show” awards for her studio and plein air works.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

“The Quest” by Jeff White

Jeff White’s skyscapes & landscapes in oil reflect his most memorable and moving experiences with nature. He paints the splendor of our natural world in the Northwest in pursuit of the ethereal & atmospheric light our region is known for. Jeff has won the Plein Air & More People’s Choice Vote. His painting “On the Clackamas” was featured in Southwest Art Magazine. He has been featured on Oregon Public Television’s Art Beat.

“Sphere” by Ivan McLean

Ivan McLean is a public sculptor working in steel, bronze, glass and wood. His work can be seen throughout Portland’s Pearl District and he has also created extensive site-specific installations within the Nines Hotel. Well known for his work in California, he has recently installed a series of spheres of different sizes and colors on Hollywood Boulevard. His 108′ steel sculpture was also selected from 10 sculptors nationally for the Newport Beach Sculpture Park.
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“Fishing with Audubon’s Great Blue Heron” by Kara Krieger-McGhee

Kara Krieger-McGhee is a narrative oil painter with naturalist passions and Trompe L’oeil influences. This technique literally means “trick the eye”. It is a study in “seeing”, which in layman terms means that the artist works to train their eye to be aware of every little nuance in the interplay of light with objects, value with color and warmth with cool. Once grasped the artist is able to create a two-dimensional painting that causes the viewer to feel that they can reach in and grab the objects they are looking at. Her current “Not-so-still-life” series  invites people into a specific bird species’ life, with the birds interacting with their story.

“Oregon Pinot” by Hazel Schlesinger

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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Untitled by Mickie Skinner

Because she loves the natural beauty of stone, wood and feathers, Mickie Skinner has combined her paintings of animals and nature using them as her ‘canvas’. She call it painting nature on nature. To her, it’s as if she has reproduced them in their own environment.

“Autumn Sigh” by Steven Krig

Steven Krig  finds great comfort in glass as it allows him to partner with the light. Glass is a unique  medium in this regard.  He says he can’t hold light in his hand so he simply befriends glass in an effort to influence light’s path. Light will continue to work its brush,  introducing countless subtle changes to the paths he creates for it long after his hand has left the imagery.

“Delta Ponds” by Marianne Post

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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“Coastal View” by Mike Rangner

As an Oregon native, Mike Rangner has enjoyed a successful career as a professional illustrator in the Portland area for more than 20 years with clients including Nike and Standard Insurance and awards and honors from service organizations including the Oregon Food Bank, and Goodwill Industries.A recent move to the Mid-Willamette Valley has allowed him to further strengthen his love of plein air and studio painting by capturing the vast and diverse Oregon landscape that lies one hour in each direction of my home and studio in beautiful Northwest Albany. The diverse body of work includes pieces featuring landscapes across the Pacific Northwest including the Columbia River Gorge, Eastern Oregon, Coastal scenery and the rich farmlands of the Mid-Willamette Valley.

White Bird Gallery

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“Summer Alley” by Brooke Borcherding

Brooke Borcherding is dedicated to an ongoing inquiry of building the landscape through paint.  Growing up painting palm trees of southern California, she moved to Oregon which inspired her to take an easel outside for the first time in 2009.  She received her BFA from the University of Oregon in 2010, but is mostly self taught by observing/ responding to nature.  With a practice of both plein air and studio painting she now works as a full time artist in Seattle WA.  Her current work of deconstructing the landscape aims to shed light on the beauty of ordered chaos.

“Lavender and Greens” 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, recompressed powdered pigments from the earth, she makes her marks on artist grade sandpaper to express the effects oflight 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.

Untitled by Dave and Boni Deal

Dave and Boni Deal. This husband and wife team has collaborated in clay for more than 30 years, working full time 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 at sunset. 

“A Brilliant Day” by Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis

Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis’ work reflects the impressionistic style of “The Philadelphia 10.” a group of Moore College painters of the 1900′s.  Her pastoral landscapes invite the viewer to pause and walk down the lane.  She says, “The world is a beautiful place and that’s what I try to capture in my paintings.  Even ordinary life offers magical moments for my canvas.”

Baskets by Debra Carnes

For 30 years Michigan Native Debra Carnes  has been hand-crafting woven works of art from ever-changing materials. Her pieces have been displayed in juried shows and galleries in Michigan, Florida and Oregon.  Her baskets and sculptures are currently inspired by the  growing concern to create sustainability; using natural, found, and traditional materials that also give the viewer a sense of the local beauty that inspires her to weave.

16th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival – May 6-8, 2016

16th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival – May 6-8, 2016

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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 6, 7 & 8, 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.

2016 Spring Unveiling Events Schedule

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2016 Spring Unveiling Gallery Listings!

 

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Archimedes Gallery

“Over the Lake” by Kelly Denato

Kelly Denato

What inspires Kelly is the beauty of optimism, and its inherent tragedy, just before disappointment. Her paintings are marked by darkness as well as gleeful exuberance, creating a surreal and fluctuating world. Her painting technique is characterized by meticulous and tiny strokes layered on a textured background. Her colors are glistening and candy-like. Her characters are often floating and tangled, drawn with a masterfully delicate illustrator’s hand and an eye for the whimsically sardonic.

“Owl Mask” by Melita “missmonster” Curphy

Melita “missmonster” Curphy

She creates one of a kind handmade masks, dolls, and sculptures. Each piece is original with individual stories and personalities. Her favorite, and most satisfying to make, are dolls because so many disciplines go into making them: sewing, pattern drafting, sculpting, casting/molds, painting, anatomy, fiber arts, model making and more.

“Mourning Raven” by Lana Crooks

Lana Crooks

Lana loves the antique, the creepy, the cute, and the mysterious. She constructs creatures from fabrics and found objects, and is a purveyor of faux specimens and soft curiosities. She is sought after for her pattern-making abilities, and has frequently been spotted teaming up with other artists to breathe three-dimensional life into their illustrations. On an average day, you can find her in the studio surrounded by skulls, old books, model ships, faux fur, glass eyes, a menagerie of stuffed friends, and a cat named Tanuki.

“Allen’s Hummingbird” by Don Rambadt

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. He says, “I feel you should have an intimate understanding of your subject matter before you attempt to abstract it.”

“Full House” by Victoria Parsons

Victoria Parsons

Any chance for Victoria to interact with wildlife in spirit, motion or daily life creates the inspiration for her sculptures. Her naturalistic style is enhanced by the use of unique specialty wood such as rare 1500 year-old bristlecone pine, found in the Colorado mountains as high as 12,000 feet. She also utilizes burl woods, which yield stunning one-of-a-kind creations because of their shape, age and rarity. Her talents extend into clay and wax sculptures which are cast for limited bronze editions. She is dedicated to making a connection with her subject, which embodies and transcends the essence of the animal.

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“Witness” by Seth Vandable

Seth Vandable

Seth began his career as a commercial artist and painter in central Texas. He strives to capture the quiet strength and dignity of mankind in his compositions. His detailed working knowledge of human anatomy has eliminated the need for models, making each sculpture a truly original creation. He has participated in the National Sculpture Society Exhibition in New York and his sculptures can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.

“Mirror, Mirror” by Susan Simon

“A Compendium of Beasts”

The gallery is featuring “A Compendium of Beasts”, a juried exhibition populated with beasts of all kinds – real, mythical and fantastical.

Wild Spirit, Conservation for Life

This year marks the gallery’s 15th Anniversary, so they will be both celebrating and expressing gratitude by giving back to this amazing place we all call home.

Their group show: Wild Spirit, Conservation for Life…raising funds through the arts is inspired by their love for the environment and all that walks, flies, and swims, upon and through it.  They’ve asked their artists to express their own truth and gratitude for all we have and be a part of ensuring its preservation forever. 15% of gross sales from the show will be donated to the North Coast Land Conservancy. More than a dozen artists are taking part and all media will be represented, from metal sculpture to fused glass to mixed media. Unveilings will include a curated selection of Staff Favorites. A gallery full of artists will celebrate and demonstrate. The North Coast Land Conservancy will also be represented with a presentation and book signings.

 
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“Rainstorm #9″ by Jeni Lee

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The environments in which she’s lived and traveled have become the foundation of who she is as a painter. Her work captures the ways in which we experience our surroundings, the sea, the forest, and the desert, paths both taken and dreamed. With many paint glazes and color washes, marks of crayons and sweeps of pastels, she continually layers and works the surface, always pursuing the unexpected in both materials and methods.  As a painting emerges, she includes elements that draw the viewer closer, inviting both intention and chance, resulting in an engaging representation of transformation and beauty.

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“Precious Gift” by Joseph Kitzmiller

Joseph Kitzmiller

Joe creates simply out of the inexhaustible passion to make the next beautiful thing, giving a lot of authority to the mixed medium in his work, which allows for some amazing results. Painting mostly on wood panels, his work has multiple layers of paint, some so thick the paint splits and cracks as it dries and shrinks back. In some of his work he also uses soft pastels and compressed charcoal. Adventure and discovery drive his soul and the world of art is like an undiscovered frontier. Art allows him to bring into existence something new, something previously unknown to the world, a new creation. And so he paints, exploring, discovering…creating.

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“Broken” by Richard Hays

Richard Hays

Richard works primarily in welded steel representing ideas, questions and cliches. He says he is always aware of the emotions and conundrums of daily life and his work may make you think, groan, or smile. He calls his figures in my sculptures “Almas,” which is Spanish for souls. The Almas are in context offering interesting questions, cliches, and emotions which are sometimes obvious and sometimes not.

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“aBANDONed” by Barbara Coppock

Barbara Coppock

Barbara is a printmaker, but not the kind that executes work in media such as oils or watercolors, and then has prints made by a machine. With etching, the image is worked into a plate by hand, drawing with a scribe and biting the lines into the metal with acid. The prints are then made from this plate on a press. Her passion is architecture, history, and landscape, so this time honored media is a perfect fit for her subjects.

Icefire Glassworks

“Ember’s Pot” 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 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 obvious linkage of art and science. From that, beautiful pieces of blown glass emerge that seduce the senses and stimulate the spirit. He will show his latest work from his Embers series.

“Forest Vase” 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, 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. She will be showing her latest work in her Emerald Forest series.

“Murrini Bowl” 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. He will be showing new work in his Murrini series during the weekend.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

“High Tide Line – Cannon Beach” by Jeffrey 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.

“Drift and Daydream” by Sharon Amber

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.

Modern Villa Gallery

“Glass Wave” by David Wight

David Wight

David is well known for his innovative freeform glass wave sculptures.  He studied at the Pilchuck Glass School, founded by Master Glassblower Dale Chihuly. Studying under Therman Statom, it was here that his work with blown glass water fountains developed into an expression of water in the sculpted art form. He endeavors to create, by hand, a glass sculpture that embodies the essence of movement in water…each distinctly unique and individually created in his Seattle studio.

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“The Four Graces” by David Jonathan Marshall

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.”

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“Garden View January 2nd” by George Perrou

George Perrou

Inspired by mid-century animation and painted with retro and modern colors, George’s art evokes reminiscence to the giddy, Saturday mornings of “a better time” filled with the Hana-Barbara and Warner Bros. cartoons of our youth. Being drawn to these shapes and colors as envisioned by Calder, Miro and Kandinsky, he has re-imagined them onto the canvas with his own colorful versions of reality. “I find painting to be meditative, much like raking a Zen garden,” he says “it transports me as if traveling, but like stepping instead into another world.”

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

“Hip Hop” by Georgia Gerber

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.

“Oxbow Aspens” 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.

“Pointillist Painting” by Jeff White

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.

“Oregon Pinot” by Hazel Schlesinger

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.

“Reinvention” by Ivan McLean

Ivan McLean

Ivan is a public sculptor working in steel, bronze, glass and wood. His work can be seen throughout Portland’s Pearl District and he has also created extensive site-specific installations within the Nines Hotel. His work is also well known in California where he has just installed a series of spheres of different sizes and colors on Hollywood Boulevard. His 108′ steel sculpture was also selected from 10 sculptors nationally for the Newport Beach Sculpture Park.

Primary Elements Gallery

“Andre” by Leslie Rankin

Leslie Rankin

Leslie has spent her entire career trying to make glass “more livable, lovable, and warmer in feel.” She has gone beyond stained glass by carving and etching and also taught herself to sandblast, creating depth and textures. After eight years of experimentation with different paints on glass and many failures, she perfected a method of coloring glass without heating it, a process that was a giant leap for the industry. The mesmerizing qualities of the glass art led to Leslie’s appearance on the Modern Master’s Series produced by Home and Garden Channel (HGTV). Over the years, Leslie’s work has been featured in many local and national magazines, local television and newspapers. She won the 2005 ARTV National award as “Best Glass Artist” along with many other international and national awards.

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. Currently, she is at work creating an eagle with a 50’ wingspan…the largest in the world.

“Delta Ponds” by Marianne Post

Marianne Post

Because she is an avid outdoorswoman, 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.

“Double Trouble” by Rip Caswell

Rip Caswell

Rip is recognized as one of America’s major bronze sculptors. His artworks can be found in public spaces, commercial developments and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. His ability to capture emotion and tell stories through his sculpture is his most noted talent. His commitment to provide historical accuracy through in-depth study and research is evident in his finished projects. Through his attention to detail and artistic skill Caswell has gained professional recognition through collaborations with skilled architects, landscape architects, designers, engineers and other artists. Rip’s flexibility as a sculptor and his capacity to create work that embodies the theme of a specific site has been proven through the completion of many highly visible large-scale installations.

 
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“Dragon” by Travis Pond

Travis Pond

This Portland artist is formally trained and recognized; showing many sculptures in public and private settings. He says that half of what he does is collecting materials. The objects have meaning and significance. They are part of our human history.

The seemingly random assortment of metal dictates its own future. The artist controls the welds, but the components refuse to be forced into form. The sculpture evolves through the mind’s eye as each piece connects to the next and becomes the final object of art.

White Bird Gallery

“Happy Fishes” by Rumi Tsuda

Rumi Tsuda

Rumi has been doing and exhibiting painting, performance, ceramics, sculpture installation and fashion design in New York, Oregon and Japan since the 1980′s. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NYC in 1986 and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. During the week before Spring Unveiling, she will be unveiling a 54′ painting “At Play in Cannon Beach” that will be installed in the pergola adjacent to White Bird Gallery. Other works will be on display during the festival at White Bird Gallery.

“Chrysalis Necklace” by Melanie Brauner

Melanie Brauner

Melanie Brauner is a Seattle metalsmith, letterpress printer, bookbinder, and papermaker. Her VERSO jewelry is made from wire forms dipped into abaca paper fibers suspended in water. The fibers cling to the wire and shrink as they dry. A tight paper skin is built up on the form over successive dips. The paper-skinned forms are then sealed to make them waterproof and durable. You can get caught in a rainstorm or take a swim in the ocean wearing her jewelry.

“Sunrise Serene” by Cynthia Miller

Cynthia Miller

The Arts are Cynthia’s lifelong passion. She’s been an actor, director, member of the Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists. But her love for fine art has also drawn her to copper enameling because of the way it captures and celebrates light, color and depth that transforms any space. Many of her pieces are designed like musical compositions: colors overlay and peek through each other, revealing lush depths under a smooth shiny surface. Just as jazz and chamber musicians explore, dialogue, and trade musical themes from one instrument to another, so color moves from one area to another on the copper. It is exhilarating to explore the evolution of a composition as each successive layer adds luminosity and depth. Each composition is unique and intended to stimulate your imagination.”

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“Released” by Jacquline Hurlbert

Jacquline Hurlbert

It’s crazy out there, so Jacquline retreats to her inside world. The one where she can breathe and calm herself. Clay serves as the vehicle for her meditation; it speaks without words. Everything that she feels is automatically transferred to the clay through her hands. It is her voice, not heard but seen. She invites you to communicate with her through visual imagery, creating a dialogue between yourself and the work. Oversized feet symbolize the strength to stand alone in the face of opposition. The figures with outstretched, exaggerated hands beckon you to step inside yourself. The hands are presenting and offering, a gift of personal insight.

Many figures are in costume reflecting her ongoing investigation of the many personalities and attitudes that reside in each one of us. She’s not the same person she was yesterday . . . and yet she is. She is changed by each new experience but yet the essence of who she is remains. She enjoys playing this game of cat and mouse with herself.

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 10-13, 2016

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 10-13, 2016

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Each March, the Savor Cannon Beach festival features four-days of wine tastings, culinary and arts events and a wine walk featuring dozens of Northwest wineries. It’s a community-wide festival featuring activities all around town including six festival wine tasting events showcasing Northwest wines and savory bites.

Popular festival events include the Thursday Night Throwdown, a showdown between Oregon and Washington wines varietal by varietal. Participants taste twelve select wines including two of each varietal, one from Oregon and one from Washington, then vote on their favorites to determine which state reigns supreme. Other events include the Battle of the Blends featuring four red and four white wine blends from the Northwest.

Saturday of the festival is the Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk featuring approximately 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. Other festival wine tasting events offer educational opportunities to test your knowledge and your palate in blind tastings. 

In addition to festival events, restaurants, shops, galleries and hotels offer a wide range of tasting, culinary, cultural and arts events all around town. Cannon Beach businesses participate in a Tasting Tour featuring free or low cost tastings ranging from chocolates and olive oils to specialty salts.

Visit savorcannonbeach.com for more information.

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 SAVOR CANNON BEACH WINE WALK 2016

The Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk on Saturday, March 12 is the largest event of the four-day Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival taking place March 10-13, 2016. Participants who purchase a glass can make the tour of Cannon Beach galleries, shops, restaurants and hotels, each hosting a winery offering tastings. Approximately 40 Northwest wineries will be featured on this year’s Wine Walk.

We advise advance purchase for all festival events, however, remaining tickets may also be purchased for the wine walk on Saturday beginning at 11am at the Coaster Theatre Box Office, 108 N. Hemlock. Individual event tickets will be made available at the door to each event.

Wineries Participating in the 2016 Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk:

A to Z Wineworks
Amavi Cellars and Pepper Bridge Winery
Angel Vine
D’Anu Wines
Elk Cove Vineyards
Ferraro Cellar
Hanson Vineyards
Hedges Family Estate
J. Scott Cellars
Kramer Vineyards
Lagana Cellars
Laurel Ridge Winery
Locati Cellars
Luton Wine Cellars
Nehalem Bay Winery
Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards
Scott Paul Wines
Skylite Cellars
TERO Estates, Waters Winery & Flying Trout Wines
Treos Wines
Willamette Valley Vineyards

* This list will be updated as wineries are confirmed for the event.

 Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, MARCH 10
5-7pm – THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN
Taste 12 wines of six different varietals, one each from Oregon and Washington, in a head-to-head battle to see what state reigns supreme as participants choose the winners. Light bites from local chefs and restaurants are also featured. This year, youll taste some of the Northwests best examples of Tempranillo, Malbec and more. Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S.Hemlock). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

FRIDAY, MARCH 11
11-12:30pm – THE WINEMAKER’S TABLE: MORNING EDITION
Taste special wines selected by the winemaker in a small table setting and learn about the winemakers approach and different Northwest wine regions. Then, when the bell rings, move on to the next table and meet another wine expert ready to share their passion. These sessions are limited to only 24 participants who will get an intense small group session with winemakers or winery representatives and the chance to taste some of their best offerings. Its our version of speed dating some of the best of Northwest wines! Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

1-2:30pm – WINE PATHS LESS TRAVELED: RHONE WHITES & ITALIAN REDS
Taste and learn about the unique characteristics of some of the lesser-known wine varietals in the Northwest. Taste selected Northwest red wines from classic Italian varietals and whites with roots in Frances Rhone valley in this entertaining tasting with wine competition facilitators and educators Hank and Nancy Sauer. Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S Hemlock). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

3-4:30pm – THE WINEMAKER’S TABLE: AFTERNOON EDITION
Taste special wines selected by the winemaker in a small table setting and learn about the winemakers approach and different Northwest wine regions. Then, when the bell rings, move on to the next table and meet another wine expert ready to share their passion. These sessions are limited to only 24 participants who will get an intense small group session with winemakers or winery representatives and the chance to taste some of their best offerings. Its our version of speed dating some of the best of Northwest wines! Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

5-7pm – BATTLE OF THE BLENDS
Taste eight exceptional red and white wine blends representing the wine regions of the Northwest. We’ve also challenged local chefs to create a bite for the event and you can choose the winner of the Battle of the Blends and the Battle of the Bites. Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S Hemlock). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

6:30-8:30pm – WINE, ART & CHEESE WALK
Visit participating galleries, each hosting a Northwest winery and showcasing a regional cheesemaker for an evening of art, wine and food. Includes a free souvenir Savor Cannon Beach glass. Location: Check-in begins at 6pm at Sandpiper Square in the downstairs lobby, 172 N Hemlock. Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

SATURDAY, MARCH 12
10:30am-12pm – SERIOUS ABOUT SYRAH
Taste a classic French Syrah from the Rhone Valley, then sample six of the Northwest’s best Syrahs representing some of the unique wine regions in the Northwest with syndicated wine writer Andy Perdue. Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S.Hemlock). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

1-5pm – SAVOR CANNON BEACH WINE WALK 
Taste wines from nearly 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings as you make the rounds of Cannon Beach art galleries, shops, restaurants and hotels. Participating wineries represent the major wine growing regions in Oregon and Washington, including Willamette Valley, eastern Washington and southern Oregon. Includes a free souvenir Savor Cannon Beach glass. Proceeds from this event benefit the Cannon Beach Preschool & Children’s Center. Location: Check-in begins at 11am at Coaster Theatre, 108 N Hemlock. Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

SUNDAY, MARCH 13
10:30am-12:30pm – GOLD MEDAL WINE BRUNCH
Sample eight Gold Medal winning wines from the 2016 SavorNW Wine awards and enjoy brunch bites from Cannon Beach restaurants and bakeries, the perfect way to wrap up the festival weekend, taste the best of Northwest wines and toast new friends. Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S Hemlock). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

 

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