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New work for Jeffrey Hull Gallery

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On Our Way

Carol and I were on our way down the Oregon coast for the umpteenth time when this old cedar fence caught my eye near Cape Perpetua. The wildflowers and mood at the edge of the sea completed the story. By the way, no matter how well thought out a painting seems initially, there are ALWAYS surprises and opportunities to make it stronger during the painting process. As I neared the end of this watercolor I realized I needed to interrupt the viewer’s eye as it traveled along the fence line. Adding someone’s driftwood walking stick accomplished that. To be honest, there are paintings that change substantially from inspiration to completion. Years ago I realized the only thing that mattered is if the painting “works” in the end. The responsibility and freedom an artist has is to make sure that happens.

Original Framed Watercolor 34 ½” x 27 ½” $2,500 – Image 24 ½” x 17 ½” All Rights Reserved

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“On Our Way” by Jeffrey Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Reinvention” by Ivan McLean presented by Northwest by Northwest Gallery

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Ivan is one of the most sought after public sculptors working today . His works are seen throughout the Pearl District and in Cannon Beach in front of the gallery in the sculpture garden. He recently completed a project for Santa Monica. The large sphere pictured is in the Newport Beach California Park & Civic Center.

McLean works in steel, bronze & glass . He created the kiln formed glass walls for the Nines Hotel and also a very large bronze tree for the lobby & several other site specific works for the hotel.

He will be here for the 17th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival May 6, 7 & 8.

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EVOO

EVOO

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188 S. Hemlock
503-436-8555
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Motivation to move to Cannon Beach began in early the 1990’s when the owners, Bob Neroni and Lenore Emery first traveled through the beach community on the way to see Lenore’s family in Seattle. After visiting the quaint artsy town, the two daydreamed about the many ways they might live where they loved to visit. And visit they did, every year there after until finally, after building their own beach bungalow in Cannon Beach, they moved in full time spring of 2004.

The idea of opening EVOO was very appealing. Both Bob and Lenore had spent many years teaching or training in the food industry. Both admit that teaching the craft of cooking is one of the most satisfying experiences of their career. When the former little beach cottage became available on the main commercial street in Cannon Beach, their motion to the ocean gained momentum.

Surfsand Resort

Surfsand Resort

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148 West Gower
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The oceanfront Surfsand Resort is just steps from Haystack Rock and has sweeping coastline views to the north and south. These views include not only Haystack Rock but also Tillamook Head Lighthouse. Located just 70 miles west of Portland in Cannon Beach, the Surfsand welcomes guests with warmth and hospitality.

The full-service Surfsand Resort features stylish, contemporary guest rooms and suites with a serene, tranquil vibe and a lot of fun extras that will make your stay memorable and your return visit a good bet. iPod docs, wi-fi, lux bath amenities, deep soaking tubs and beachfront Cabana service are just a few of the modern touches that will make your stay laid back and fun.

Pelican Pub & Brewery

Pelican Pub & Brewery

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1371 South Hemlock Street
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What’s more important–the beer or the food? We say both. In fact, The Pelican Pub & Brewery is a world leader in the pairing of food and beer. After all, we’ve been doing it for 16 years.  Our executive chef and brewmaster make it their daily mission to understand how food and beer flavors complement one another.

This means not only how the beer pairs with the food, but how to incorporate beer into preparing menu items in order to achieve the most flavor.  This could be the Kiwanda Cream Ale batter in our famous Tower of Rings, the Beer Blanc sauce that tops our blackened cod or the brownie sundae made with Tsunami Stout.  Whatever you order, there has been thought put into how our beer can be integrated into the dish to create a unique culinary experience. In addition to the menu items cooked with the beer, all our menus feature recommended pairings so you’ll know what to order with what.

And if you really want a treat of a lifetime, attend one of our three annual Brewers Dinners, which take you on a five-course culinary journey of beer and food complete with commentary by our internationally-acclaimed Brewmaster, Darron Welch.

Arbor Care

Arbor Care

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Luke Colvin, an ISA Certified Arborist and Tree Risk Assessor, is passionate about the stewardship of trees as a natural resource.   Colvin founded Arbor Care Tree Specialists in 2004.  The company is dedicated to promoting the health and beauty of trees and shrubs throughout Clatsop county, Pacific county and the Capitol campus/Governor’s mansion in Olympia, WA.  Serving both the residential and business communities, the team at Arbor Care, Inc. includes three ISA Certified Arborists who are trained specialists in the art of pruning, maintenance and removal of all types of trees and shrubs from ornamental to towering Spruces.  Arbor Care also specializes in hazard evaluations, stump grinding, large specimen plantings and transplanting as well as commercial maintenance, design and consultation.

Luke Colvin is very involved in the community. He was the 2008 winner of the “George Award”, an award given by the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce for truly extraordinary service to the community.  Luke also volunteers his services to help preserve the treasure trove of exotic trees at Camp Kiwanilong in Warrenton, Oregon.  He founded Arborists at the Arboretum to care for those exotic trees.  In 2008, Luke spearheaded the “Stuff the Truck” food drive to benefit Clatsop County residents in need.  Now held every November, “Stuff the Truck” is the largest food drive in the county on an annual basis.  Luke is committed to helping the community in any way that he can and is a member of the Astoria Rotary and has recently been elected a Board Member of the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce for a three year term.  In 2014, Luke was recognized with the Small Business Entrepreneurship Award given by the Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR) organization.

 

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Archimedes Gallery

Archimedes Gallery

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Focusing on exhibiting emerging and established artists from the Northwest and beyond, Archimedes Gallery seeks to create a space that is responsive to the evolution and innovation of new contemporary art, while being accessible to a diverse public. Our goal is to provide this growing art movement a place on the coast for both artist and art lover.

We currently feature a rotating showroom with original contemporary, illustrated, graphic, and narrative art. We also offer a variety of affordable limited edition prints, books, and art related goods.

Please visit us on the second floor of the new 2nd & Larch building and be sure to check out our website for a schedule of future events and shows.

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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New Work for Jeffrey Hull Gallery

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“Out on the Edge”

I generally stop at the spot where this storm sculpted tree resides as I wind my way up and down the coast. The tree is one reason (checking the surf is the other, but we won’t talk about that here). The moody, foggy sunset was what inspired this painting, along with the tree of course. Living on the edge of the sea 24/7 shows its determination, resilience and in the end, personality- kind of like the rest of us.

Original Framed Watercolor 34 ½” x 27 ½” $2,500 – Image 24 ½” x 17 ½” All Rights Reserved

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“Out on the Edge”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Silver & Gray

The Pacific Northwest coast is officially a temperate rainforest renowned for its timber. Since everything flows into the sea, our beaches get a fresh batch of driftwood with each passing winter. Large trees like these are rare of course, but they also stick around for decades. There is a wonderful silvery hue, a patina if you will; these old logs develop over the years of living life in the sun and rain.
In the foggy background of this watercolor are the “Sisters” of Siletz Bay, one of my favorite subjects to paint. Inspiration took root when I noticed the basic form of the Sisters repeated in miniature in what was left of the limbs on the driftlog. I use the design principle of repetition frequently in my work to unify the composition.

Original Framed Watercolor 33 ½” x 41 ½” $3,750 – Image 23” x 31 ½” All Rights Reserved

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17th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, May 5-7, 2017

17th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, May 5-7, 2017

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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 5, 6 & 7, 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.

2017 Spring Unveiling Events Schedule

2017 Chef’s Table Listings

 

 

2017 Spring Unveiling Gallery Listings!

 

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Archimedes Gallery

Brin Levinson

In the war between man and the natural world, it would appear, judging from his unpeopled cityscapes, nature has won. Levinson’s worlds – washed in dour grays, ochre, and sepia brown – suggest the landscape before us is already becoming a relic. The brightest colors, the occasional burst of blue sky that breaks out from behind cloud-crowded sky, the flash of red graffiti on a rhino, illuminate the scene. Currently living in Portland, Oregon, you can see the influence Portland’s industrial areas and older architecture have had on Levinson. His “backyard” has become the subject of his art. A “new place” has emerged in his work based on the collision of urban landscapes and the natural world – in which the deer and the zebra roam, while wildebeests graze in the city’s Chinatown, and beneath an underpass in a switching yard, a tagged walrus, big as a train car, appears to rest his weary flippers.

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. David uses the natural landscape and its inhabitants as his primary subject matter. Meldingtogether 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. He currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon

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 portrayed. 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.

Nathan Bennett

Using the patina process on bronze plates as his canvas, Nathan Bennett mines new veins in painting. His landscapes have a surreal quality, a sense of otherness, which is partly due to his unusual medium. Taking the chemicals normally used to finish bronze sculptures — the oxides, nitrates and acids — Bennett instead wields them as he would paint on an eighth-inch-thick sheet of silica bronze that becomes his canvas. The work itself is stark, haunting almost, in its barrenness. His landscapes startle. Without relying too much on the materials themselves for effect, Bennett realizes nature in cold hard metal, light in acidity and a kind of esthetic spirituality born of poetic austerity. Over the last 12 years, Bennett’s art has been exhibited in solo and group shows around the country.

Margret Short

This Oregon artist specializes in still life and floral subjects in oils. She is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and Master Signature Member of American Women Artists. Captivated by Rembrandt’s bling, Margret has replicated 17th century paints for her collection by hand grinding each pigment. Luscious colors, with magical names like lapis lazuli, cinnabar, and malachite are the focus of each bountiful still life. Not only are the colors duced, but sections of each original work in her paintings are a game of hide and seek.

Melissa J. Cooper

Spending ten years working in a foundry as a young woman. starting at age 17, Cooper learned and performed virtually all the labor-intensive steps involved in casting bronze at a Loveland, Colorado foundry. But not once during those ten years did Cooper pick up a chunk of wax or clay and ponder creating her own little work of art. Despite the grime and hard work, those years at the foundry were worth it, the award-winning artist acknowledges. They gave her an invaluable education in working in bronze from the bottom up. As a result, she can visualize a complex three-dimensional design (without drawing it on paper), calculate the necessary structural strength and interrelations of its various parts, and bring it to reality—in many cases without ever having seen how the artwork will look as a whole. Cooper’s widely collected wildlife art—from five-inch to monumental scale—depicts such creatures as rabbits, beavers, chipmunks, and bears, known for their combination of graceful shape and, as the artist puts it, “fluffy and robust” charm. An impressionistic style suits Cooper well for a creature’s body. When it comes to the face, however, detail is key to infusing the animal with spirit and personality.

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Ann Cavanaugh

Ann has truly found her medium in fused glass. For over ten years she has expressed her love of color, light and nature with a depth and complexity made possible by building layers of glass into translucent images of amazing emotional power. Her work ranges from realistic snowy woods scenes to abstract pieces of urban energy. She says, “Working with glass brings together science and discovery. Pushing the limits continues to challenge and interest me. When I open the kiln, the anticipation is like a child’s eagerness at Christmas – the wonder of it all.” She is currently creating a series of pieces utilizing old window frames that capture experiences she’s had in the natural world. Some of them are recognizable as “birches,” or “garden walls,” for example. Others are abstracted in a way that reflects nature through bursts of color and vivid lines. She is also doing work on a commission basis, the most recent being the “Mari’s Fire” sculpture, co-created with metal artist Linley Schetky. It is a large outdoor sculpture created in memory of DragonFire co-founder, Mari Rockett.

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Chuck Gumpert

Painting transports him into another world. Each new piece is an exploration the canvas tells him where to go and the colors are the vehicle to get there. His pieces are expressive, energetic, moody and thought provoking. To paint out of habit or by formula would be to him the antithesis of artistic expression. When working on a large canvas, brush strokes are not a flick of the wrist, rather a full body gesture! He is inside that world for a while, playing in the colors and bathing in the light. The canvas becomes his entire field of vision. Abstract is an escape, a dizzying journey into … anything! He enjoys it when a viewer begins to see and names the things they are “seeing.” It is a different experience for everyone. He believes his sense of color and light derives from his continued practice over the last fifteen-plus years of computer graphics. Projected light and vivid color vs. reflected and natural…this exploration seems to be his ongoing quest.

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Eli Mazet

He may be the most passionate glass artist you will ever meet. It all began when his brother introduced him to lamp work glass. He fell in love with it, spent hours on the torch practicing and within a few years had developed the skills that take most people a life time. His fascination with glass has led him to his most recent project, “The Contemporary Shot Glass.” While looking for something new to make, it became apparent to him that today’s glass artists were not making one of the most collected pieces of glass worldwide. With the support and sponsorship of Northstar Glass, he challenged top glass artists to create a new handcrafted shot glass. Using their skills, new techniques and glass, over 40 artists have now created more than 70 shot glasses, each a work of art.
Their work has been documented in a book documenting the movement which has created the largest contemporary shot glass collection known today. After fifteen years of working in glass his enthusiasm has never faded and his love of glass has only grown. He is always looking for new things to make in glass and is always inspired by other glass artists.

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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.

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.

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

Jeffrey Hull

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

Sharon Amber

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

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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

Anne Packard

The painting tradition is strong in Anne Packard’s family from her grandfather Max Bohn, a turn of the century impressionist, to her grandmother, great-aunt, uncle, mother, and daughter. Her art was initially worked on wood panels from wind drift along the shores of Cape Cod. As she became more involved with her art, she studied with the late Phillip Malicoat and also at Bard College. The artist Robert Motherwell saw great talent in Packard and purchased twenty-three of her painting for his collection. With a greater knowledge and practiced discipline, new directions emerged. Today, her painting evokes the surge of relentlessly driven winter seas as well as the tranquil planes of dunes at rest, or an inviting narrow trail winding through sharp bladed dune grasses. The Cape, to which she has returned time and again continues to restore her spirit.

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.”

Josef Kote

His paintings are symphonies of light and color. They are lirically stunning and romantic, edgy and current. He achieves this delicate balance of seemingly contradictory qualities through his complete mastery in technique, and through years of experimenting to find his own unique style. With the lightness of a true master’s hand he combines classic academic and abstract elements, fixing these, literally letting them run into each other with dripping rivulets of riveting colors and light. His trade marks are his bold brush work and sweeping strokes of vibrant colors applied, more often than not, with a pallet knife, while other areas of the canvas are left monochromatic and devoid od detail craeting a negative space that lets the eye drift to infinity. The results are paintings the tremble in stillness with energy and light.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Tolley Marney

This Western sculptor creates powerful equine sculptures using antique wood inlays, steel and a lifetime of traditional blacksmithing skills. Rustic, yet elegant, these works are labor intensive and only ten are sculpted in a year.

White Bird Gallery

Anne John

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.

Robin & John Gumaelius

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

Ken Grant

His career began in retail store window and interior display working with many stores in the Portland area, before beginning a successful business as a freelance display artist and store designer, that also included teaching visual merchandising. At one time, he and a friend also operated a gallery in Cannon beach, where he also spent time working on his own drawings and sculptures. Next came a gallery in Portland, a featured piece in the “Works on Paper” exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, and the publication of a book of his drawings “The Nude.” Along the way he has done illustrations for books, magazines, greeting cards and advertisements. In 1994 he became an artist full time.

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Faryn Davis

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

9th Annual Plein Air & More, June 23-25, 2017

9th Annual Plein Air & More, June 23-25, 2017

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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 9th Annual Plein Air & More festival. Scheduled for June 23-25, the event will feature nearly 50 artists creating art on location throughout the town and on the beach Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Last year we added a new feature to the festival that made it easier for visitors to watch the participating artists at work. On Saturday afternoon they all came together for two hours in an “Artists’ Swarm” right in the center of town. Visitors truly enjoyed being able to see them all creating in one place. This was so popular that we are continuing it this year. Also returning will be the “Creative Play Space” where children of all ages can explore their own artistic talents. Our stilt walker will also be back, along with live music, and the raku firing on the beach Saturday evening. This festival is unlike any other in the country, in that it goes beyond the typical “Plein Air” event, by including not only those working in oil, pastels, and watercolor. The “and more” component attracts virtually every other art form…bronze sculpture and stone carving, metal working, jewelry, woodworking, ceramics and fused or blown glass. We hope you’ll join us. This event just keeps getting better and better each year.

Workshops Offered by Four Nationally Recognized Plein Air Artists. (click for more information)

Leading up to the weekend will be four workshops conducted by nationally recognized artists Michael Orwick, Anton Pavlenko, Mike Rangner and Hazel Schlesinger. Come and paint for a few days before the festival, then plan to stay over for all the fun.

 

White Bird Gallery Presents New Coastal Paintings by Christopher Mathie

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Thank You to the artists, friends, and patrons of White Bird Gallery for contributing to another successful year in the arts!

We hope to see you in 2016.

Happy New Year!!

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251 N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR

503.436.2681

www.whitebirdgallery.com

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