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Warren House Pub

Warren House Pub

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3301 S Hemlock Street
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Much care is taken on our menu to provide local ingredients. All of our “smoked” items are done on premise. We recommend the Smoked Ribs with house made BBQ sauce, Drunken Clams steamed in local beer, or a local favorite, the Chicken Northwest Sandwich. Most of Warren House’s ales served are made in Cannon Beach at our other restaurant, Bill’s Tavern and Brewhouse. Please visit us to relax and enjoy – in the dining room, bar, ocean view deck, or beer garden.

Coaster Construction

Coaster Construction

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390 Elk Creek Road
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“Helping Shape The Character of Cannon Beach Since 1973”

Coaster Construction is a full service company specializing in new construction, renovation, remodels and custom cabinetry.

 

Columbia Bank

Columbia Bank

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Cannon Beach Oregon Branch
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Bank of Astoria is now Columbia Bank. The Bank of Astoria was chartered to provide financial services to Clatsop County residents in 1967. A group of local businessmen agreed that Clatsop County needed a community bank that understood the financial needs of the local people. They were tired of trying to do business with large regional banks and their local branches. Loan decisions were made out of town and were often slow in their decision making process. Bank personnel were often transferred just when they were beginning to understand the community.

These men agreed: “Astoria wanted its own bank, a bank where decisions were made locally. Their vision of a “COMMUNITY” bank was on target. Today, the directors of the Bank of Astoria oversee a bank with five branches serving thousands of families and businesses throughout Clatsop and Tillamook counties. Bank of Astoria is a prospering, stable institution geared to meeting the needs of the community. Since opening the first branch in Astoria on December 23, 1968, the Bank has opened additional branches in Warrenton, Seaside, Cannon Beach and most recently Manzanita. The Manzanita branch opened in June, 2001 and was the proud recipient of the prestigious Architecture + Energy award for “building excellence in sustainable design” presented by the American Institute of Architects. The new branch has received tremendous community support. On October 1, 2004, Bank of Astoria was acquired by Columbia Banking Systems, Inc. of Tacoma, Washington.

The bank has specialized in providing financial services to small businesses and the families and individuals that have made those businesses successful. Bank of Astoria offers a full range of commercial and consumer products including lines of credit, commercial and personal real estate loans, construction loans, equipment and inventory financing, and home equity lines of credit. Bank of Astoria’s Mortgage Department has competitive programs to finance new purchases or to refinance existing homes. To make your personal banking even more convenient, the Bank’s network of ATM’s is located in Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Cannon Beach and Manzanita.

Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 2, 3, 4, 2018

Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 2, 3, 4, 2018

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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.

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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.

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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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.

Bronze Coast Gallery

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.

Cary Henrie

Cary spends hours laying his canvas with additive and subtractive methods: sanding, varnishing, taping, adding paint, burnishing and removing layers of paint. Henrie’s highly textural process lends to the depth and sophistication of each work of art. Henrie’s abstracted landscapes of the weathered west embrace vibrant earth tones and windswept horizons, capturing the vastness of this great area. Aside from the western façade, Cary draws inspiration from Italian frescos and his time spent in New York museums.

Seth Vandable

Seth Vandable 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. Seth has participated in the National Sculpture Society Exhibition in New York. His sculptures can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.

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.

Light and Stone

Nehalem Valley Ceramic Artists, HiiH Lights of Astoria featuring Lâm Quảng and Kestrel Gates.

Nehalem Bay Ceramic Artists is a confluence of artists who have embraced clay as their chosen medium.  They arrived here from all walks of life – the art world, the corporate world, academia or the world of our small town.  Some have a long and varied history with clay, others are just discovering their passion for the medium.  We all celebrate the creative spirit and hope you enjoy the work.

 

Janis Edwards

Imagine

Group Show on the theme of IMAGINE, inspiration from the lyrics of John Lennon. Working in diverse range of media, over 30 DragonFire artists will interpret what we hold in our hearts and minds as a view of the world we would like to see.

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 Stormy Weather 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.

Michelle Kaptur

Michelle Kaptur has been blowing glass since 1975.  She came to glass after completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Pacific North West College of Arts in Portland OR.   Michelle worked for ten years learning the basics of glass blowing and then went 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 what sort of design choices I wanted to make and why.  I feel my work was my work and was much stronger after this.”

Mark Gordon

Mark began blowing glass in 2003. His first experience with the medium was at Icefire 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.

Steve Krig

Steve is fairly new to glass having started his adventure in 2011.  He is self-taught and with each new piece he produces Steve challenges himself to experiment with glass technique, producing a unique and one-of-a-kind piece each time.  He views Light as a ‘partner’ in his work with glass – Light will continue to work its brush, bringing subtle changes to each finished piece long after his hand has left the imagery.

 

Kathleen Sheard

For 41 years Kathleen has explored the mysteries of glass. It continues to fascinate and teach her daily that boundaries can be pushed and new territories explored in her personal life, in wildlife and glass.

Pam Juett

Pam Juett fell in love with hot glass while watching Bill and Sally Worcester work their magic at their studio in Cannon Beach during the late seventies.  For the next six years, she immersed herself in the study of glass and art at the Pearl Wright Gallery in Manning, Oregon; at the Pilchuck School in Stanwood, Washington; and at the School of Arts and Crafts in Portland, Oregon. In 2008, she found a way to work with glass on a small scale at her home.   Classes in flame-worked glass at Bullseye Glass and Aquilla School in Portland led her to begin making beads.  Today, she continues to develop her beads and her jewelry, producing necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Laura Bowker

Laura’s work is inspired by everything she sees, feels and experiences. It is a personal expression of self through creativity and a growth process through the interweaving of color, form, texture and line. The technique used in her work is glass engraving, a centuries old Italian style of grinding and sculpting called Battuto. The result is definitive lines, angles and the matte finish.

Imprint Gallery

John Taylor

John Taylor is a self-taught artist. He sculpts intricately detailed ships using scrap wood, computer parts, and other various discarded stuff. He creates the vessels to look like they’ve been excavated from the bottom of the ocean rather than making perfect replica models. The artist’s handing of materials and surface give an appearance of decay. They become artifacts temporarily stopped in time – a documentation of a disappearing history.

Karen Croner

Karen’s sculptures are her interpretation of themes in folk tales and fairy tales. Each sculpture begins with a wire armature, then paper-mache’. The tension between these humble ingredients and her utmost vision for each piece pushes her to explore and innovate.

 

Kevin Titzer

Kevin Titzer is a sculptor of fantastical wood and metal figures with darkly comic undertones. We are charmed by these creatures with mad macabre smiles and apologetic faces, recognizing a true sense of humanity in their apparent ugliness. This kind of unique perspective brings to mind the works of Hieronymus Bosch, Henry Darger and Goyer, and seems as if it could be from any century.

Mark Andres

Mark Andres is a multimedia artist fluent in drawing, painting, animation and film. Stylistically, his color pallet evokes comparisons to Fauvism, and his work certainly pays some tribute to German Expressionism.

Molly Cliff Hilts

Molly fuses painting, photography, and printing. She uses wax, lithographic ink, oil, and graphite. Over the years, Molly has spent countless hours immersed in the landscape of the West Coast, and her experience is embodied in her fleeting views of both nature and humanity. Along with her solitary and expressive landscape paintings, Molly studies images of everyday life, and the play between nature and humankind.

Laine Groeneweg

Laine Groeneweg is a printmaker currently living in Hamilton, Canada. He received his BFA from York University in 2004 and subsequently trained as a professional printmaker at Fondazione Il Bisonte Per Lo Studio Dell’Arte Grafica in Florence, Italy. He is most widely recognized for his work in mezzotint & etching and exploring the possibilities of traditional technique in the wake of more contemporary production methods.

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

  Sharon Amber

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.

Lisa Kerr

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

Steven Amber-Voorheis

Modern Villa Gallery

 

David Jonathan Marshall

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

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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.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Georgia Gerber

Georgia Gerber defines many NW Public Places; Rachel the Pike Place Pig at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, 26 sculptures in Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland and Tufted Puffins part of the City of Cannon Beach Public Art Collection. Gerber will share a new collection of work, Pond Dance is pictured. Fox, Sage Lodge Trout, Tufted Puffins, Rabbit with kits, Turtle and Yearling, Golden Retriever, Standing Otter. Gerber is the first woman in America to have her own bronze foundry. She is the leading Public Sculptor working today.

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.

Angelita Surmon

Angelita Surmon is an accomplished painter and kiln formed glass artist . She captures the color, rhythm and movement alive in nature. Her series “Refuge” reflects the imagery of the seasons. Her visionary paintings explore abstraction and representation, using acrylic paints with dynamic assuredness and knowing brushstrokes. Her Kiln Formed Glass “paintings” take days to fire one layer at a time as many as 7 to 9 firings. Surmon was one of four artists nationally to be selected for the prestigious Aspen Institute. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum. Pictured Aspen Grove Kiln Formed Glass.

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. Museum Collections include Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Fine Art, Kansas City. Art Auction Houses; Sothebys & Bonhams.

“The negative is the score, the print is the performance”. Ansel Adams

Ann Fleming

Ann has been having a life long affair with clay. In harmony with her very practical nature she created colorful functional ware and architectural accents for over 25 years.  But one day  she gave herself  permission to have fun. She went to her studio in 2004 and created her first figure in clay simply for the joy of working in a material she knew so well. In 2006, urged by friends, she cast the first piece in bronze. Each new sculpture became a joy to her. She soon recognized that things that mattered to her crept into her work, stories that reflected human nature surrounded by our natural world. And though in the beginning she thought this work had no utility but to bring back to her the joy of process, she can now see that the stories the pieces tell are their utility. This year “Midori” was made into a Public Sculpture.

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 ten sculptors nationally for the Newport Beach Sculpture Park.

White Bird Gallery

Brian Blackham

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

Stirling Gorsuch

Stirling’s subject matter is based on the coastal region of Oregon and the high desert, east of the Cascades. As he spends more time revisiting these particular places, he becomes more enamored with their complex natural history, and the rich visual experience accompanying them. In consideration for new images, he is searching for a story in the landscape that he can accentuate through visual means. Signs of geological activity, or indications of how weather has shaped the land are examples of what fascinates him as an observer. The inherently slow process of relief printing and monotype forces him to be methodical as he builds up each printed layer. Many of these prints are made over weeks, sometimes months at a time, making his process somewhat self-reflective. Like reading a journal from the past, his work is a record of his present-day focus and admiration of the world he occupies.

Joshua Rodine

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

Helga Winter

Helga Winter has made something new, unfamiliar and possibly shocking out of something very familiar to us. Taking a book full of words she has turned it inside out, deconstructing it, but at the same time reconstructing, relearning and rethinking. Tearing, ripping, coloring, waxing, rolling, arranging and gluing the pages is practice. Something she does over and over to acquire a certain knowledge of patience, quietude, peacefulness and a gathering of information from the inside. She invites you to view the sculpture from all angles, to stay open-minded to learn about both sides of the story and know that it can always be changed.

Josh Henrie

Josh was raised in the northwest corner of Washington where the coast is rugged, calm, and angry, with rays of light that are ever changing. His stone sculptures are deeply influenced by all these elements of nature, moving him to push the texture and polished stone until he brings its story to the surface.

10th Annual Plein Air & More, June 22-24, 2018

10th Annual Plein Air & More, June 22-24, 2018

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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 10th Annual Plein Air & More festival. Scheduled for June 22-24, the event will feature nearly 30 artists creating art on location throughout the town and on the beach Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday afternoon all participating artists will come together for two hours in an “Artists’ Swarm” right in the center of town from 2-4 pm. The event will also include live music, and the annual 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, 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 Six Nationally Recognized Plein Air Artists. (click for more information)

Leading up to the weekend will be six workshops conducted by nationally recognized artists Michael Orwick, Mike Rangner, Gretha Lindwood, Hazel Schlesinger, Josh Henrie and Linda Gebhart. Come and paint for a few days before the festival, then plan to stay over for all the fun.

2018 Plein Air & More Schedule (click for pdf file)

2018 Plein Air and More Gallery Listings!

 

 

 

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Archimedes Gallery

Teagan White

Teagan is an artist and illustrator specializing in intricate paintings of flora and fauna. Her work depicts nature’s subtle, gentle reciprocity and wild, tragic discord through muted colors, ornamental layouts, and meticulous detail. She lives in Minneapolis with a cat named Bug and a taxidermy goose, and spends her time riding bikes, trying to be friends with seagulls, holding unexpected animal funerals, volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center, reading tarot cards, and vanishing into the woods

 

Kelli MacConnell

Captivated by the wilderness since early childhood, Kelli embraces a unique relationship with nature that continuously sparks her imaginative work. Exploring landscapes with careful observation, she translates her natural surroundings into richly detailed prints. For her, printmaking serves as a key vehicle in fostering a relationship between humans and the natural world. Through her creations, she strives to show how one person can both exist in civilization and remain connected to that which is inherently wild.

 

Dan Chen

Dan was born in China, in the province of Canton. He immigrated with his parents to the U.S. in 1984 and enrolled at San Francisco City College to study graphic design and illustration at Academy of Art University. Since then, Dan’s professional career has focused full time on nature and wildlife art in both paintings and sculptures. His experience with the eastern and western disciplines of art has provided the inspiration for the extremely pleasing and dramatic style he has developed. Whether the media is oil, pastel, watercolor or sculpture, each piece Dan creates is an exquisite and masterful expression of line, color, light and energy which is truly his own. His art is a marriage of the finest qualities of eastern and western art style and technique.

Margret Short

Oregon artist, Margret Short, specializes in still life and floral subjects in oils.  Captivated by Rembrandt and the Dutch Masters, she commonly replicates 17th century paints by hand grinding pigments. Painting on copper and gold leaf, as well as traditional linen, her substrates and hand made paints capture light and color with great depth and intensity in her mostly small scale works.

Sharon Abbott-Furze

Sharon is compelled to paint: people and their stories, nature and the sea expressing its many moods, light, rhythm, power and energy. Practicing her art is one of her greatest joys, painting moments in time that touch her deeply.

Scott C. Johnson

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

Gary Lavarak

Gary attended Pratt Institute and was an Official Photographer at the New York World’s Fair for the Hawaiian Pavilion. He was the Head of the Photography Department for Paier College of Art, the President and Founder of the New England Design Institute, and has won multiple awards for his work.

 

Hilma Josal

Hilma showed art for the first time at the Northwest Pinball Arcade Convention in Tacoma. She has also been accepted into the Shelton Rotating Art Gallery and at the Arts of Snohomish Gallery, and is an artist for the Con of Thrones in Texas in May.

Michael Orwick

Michael’s skill as a landscape artist creates compelling views of our world that move beyond time and place – places as mysterious as Oregon’s craggy coast, as unpredictable as a glacial view of Mount Hood, or as serene as an Oregon waterfall. His work can conjure up thoughts of Remington in his most enamored moments with the majestic west, or the dance of an impressionist on a pond or the snow.

 

Dana Murray

Dana invites the element of water into her studio to produce stunning photographs of the captured moment. With patience,
Persistence and creativity, she takes the viewer to the meeting point of art, nature and science. She will conduct demonstrations of her method of photographing water drops in the gallery throughout the weekend.

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.

Joanne Shellan

This Seattle artist 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.

Icefire Glassworks

Jim Kingwell

What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim, who has been playing with fire for more than 40 years. His chemistry teacher’s observations about reality inspired him to enroll in art classes, so it is fitting that melting glass requires a grounding in both chemistry and physics. His Icefire Glassworks logo incorporates the alchemical symbols for Earth, Air, Fire and Water, honoring the 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 the latest work in her Emerald Forest series.

Steven Krig

Steven Krig finds great comfort in the unique way that glass allows him to partner with the light. He can’t hold light in his hand, so he simply befriends it in an effort to to influence its path. Light continues to work its brush, bringing subtle changes to the work he creates long after his hand has left the imagery.

Karen Croner

Karen is a mixed-media sculptor working with wire, papier-mâché, paper clay, fabric, and plaster. Iconic fairy tale characters, such as the innocents, the tricksters, sorcerers, princes, princesses and “the big bad wolf”, inspire much of her work. Her sculptures are also informed by a deep love of wildlife.

Mark Andres

Mark is a multimedia artist fluent in drawing, painting, animation and film. Stylistically, his color pallet 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.”

  Melanie West

Imprint Gallery is introducing jewelry to its collections of artwork, beginning with the work of Melanie West. Melanie lives in the woods of Maine, surrounded by a plethora of wild life, including moose, bob cat, fox, coyotes, lots of song birds, wild turkeys and ravens. What drives Melanie’s current work with polymer clay is a life long fascination with Nature’s use of extravagant forms, colors and patterns. Melanie’s vessels and wearable art express a very personal, dream like impression vision of nature.

  Keith Schneider

As part of the gallery’s “Focus on Ceramics”, one of the “& More” offerings in the Plen Air & More Festival,we will be introducing the work of Keith Schneider. He received his MFA degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1985, and has been teaching ceramics and drawing at Humboldt State University since 1988. Keith’s artwork is exhibited throughout the United States, and he has won numerous awards for his ceramics as well as his two dimensional work. His work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Ceramics Monthly magazine, and since 2008 he has been featured at SOFA (Sculpture Objects and Functional Art) in Chicago.

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 Plein Air & More, she will reveal work and designs inspired by thousands of miles of travel over the last few months.

 

Shelby Silver

Pacific Northwest born and raised, this environmental artist uses self-taught impasto techniques, and plastic marine debris collected along the Oregon Coast. This bold marriage of media gives life to the workings of her soul. “Remembering our connection is remembering our responsibility to earth, sea, and all living beings.”

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

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.

White Bird Gallery

Dave and Boni Deal

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

Gretha Lindwood

Gretha’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 of light and atmosphere as she paints the landscape en plein air. Recent awards for her work include “Best Pastel” at the 2013 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition. She has also won recognition for her work at shows in Laguna, Carmel, and Los Gatos.

Debra Carnes

For more than thirty years, basket artist Debra Carnes has been hand-crafting works of art. Her pieces have been in juried shows and galleries in Michigan, Florida, and Oregon. Debra’s baskets and sculptures are inspired by colors, textures and shapes in nature. She creates contemporary work while mastering historical techniques.

Marianne Post

A sense of design and master of technique are two important elements of a successful painting. This Oregon artist melds her life experiences into her colorful paintings. Born and raised in San Francisco and graduating with a degree in Environmental Design from the University of California, she continued her studies at the San Francisco Academy of Art.  A successful design career ultimately led her back to the University of California where she held the position of principal artist for almost two decades. Her love of art and nature married with her design background and keen interest in drawing and painting has resulted in work that captures the generosity of nature. She currently resides in Philomath, OR.

Josh Henrie

Josh was raised in the northwest corner of Washington where the coast is rugged, calm, and angry, with rays of light that are ever changing. His stone sculptures are deeply influenced by all these elements of nature, moving him to push the texture and polished stone until he brings its story to the surface.

Brooke Borcherding

Brooke 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 and 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.

 

Rachel Laura

This Oregon artist uses pastels and mixed media to create vibrant and dramatic landscape paintings. She is inspired by beauty found in the world around her. The idea of composing a calm moment embodies the essence of her work. Rachel hopes her work inspires a moment of mental repose.

Beverly Drew Kindley

Beverly has always been inspired by outdoor scenes and the energy of nature’s growing things, always wanting to share the sense of life and joy she feels through the spontaneous nature of water and paint. Her painting is a celebration of our precious environment, an act of mindfulness and a poem of gratitude. Discovering ways to express this is her journey.

18th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, May 4-6, 2018

18th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, May 4-6, 2018

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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 4, 5 & 6, 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.

2018 Spring Unveiling Gallery Listings! (see below)

2018 Spring Unveiling Events Schedule (Click here to view)

 Spring Unveiling map

Art from the Chef’s Table, the event within an event

Welcome to the 18th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival.  While you’re here, we invite you to experience an event within this event just for “foodies.”  Local chefs have partnered with our galleries, selecting a work of art that has inspired them to create their own edible art just for the weekend…everything from special coffee drink to a four-course wine pairing dinner.  Join them at their restaurants, coffee houses and candy stores and enjoy it all! (click for more details)

Chef’s Table 2018 map

 

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Archimedes Gallery

Shoals (City Beast #3)

Eva Funderburgh

Eva Funderburgh is a sculptor living in Seattle, Washington. While her work ranges from clay to bronze, to installation work, the movement and emotional content of her work stand out, regardless of the medium. Her work deals with the overlap of humanity and the natural world.

Shing Yin Khor

A former theatrical painter, designer, and propmaker, Shing Yin Khor makes awkwardly charming creatures trapped in a world of bumbling science and human fallibility. Her themes are inspired by historical hoaxes, old museums, cabinets of curiosities, and Pre-Linnaean taxonomy; her palettes are inspired by the more obnoxiously colorful parts of nature, especially invertebrates.

Leslie Levings

Leslie Levings is a sculptor of creatures. The majority of her time is spent making the Beastlies– small, ridiculous monsters with big emotions.  Leslie started sculpting little creatures when she was 10, but took a break through high school and college to pursue photography and writing. None of those things were ever as fun as creating tiny characters out of clay, though, so now she’s back to doing that full time.

Don Dahlke

Born in the 40’s, Don Dahlke is the son of a feed and garden merchant. It became clear early on that Don’s call was painting. His formal art training ended abruptly when the instructor suggested he “just go paint!” That he did. The appeal of his current architectural series lies in the allure of the coastal ambiance, sun, warmth, shadows and color. Among the details within each image are objects of significance to his life through the years…the stories of which we can only imagine.

Jacques and Mary Regat

Jacques and Mary Regat are Alaskan sculptors, painters and muralists, who have worked as professional artists and have lived in Alaska for over 50 years. They work in many media such as bronze, woodlithography, painting and jewelry. Their interest in the Alaskan native people has led them to create works of art that represent their stories. Nature, with its wonderful array of wild animals, has also inspired them to create beautiful impressionistic sculptures of a wide variety of wildlife, with bears and otters being some of their favorites.

Jason Frederick-Law

Jason Frederick-Law’s current work is inspired by childhood time spent boating on local lakes with his family. He became fascinated with boats and thus began his research into how every culture has solved the challenge of water travel, as an answer to basic needs of survival as well as the yearning to risk all in search of adventure and exploration.  In boats he finds a metaphor for life – the hulls and mechanical pieces, our bodies, while the sails represent that less concrete, ethereal ‘other’ which drives us – our hopes, dreams, and beliefs . . . all manifested beautifully in his dedicated reproduction of boats, both real and imagined.

Scott Johnson

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

Theresa Andreas-O’Leary

Theresa Andreas-O’Leary utilizes the vibrant colors and translucency of acrylics to convey the emotional experience of light in landscape. The addition of gold or copper leaf creates a pathway of highlights that leads the eye through each painting. Through this connection to place Theresa finds true and continued inspiration.

Kelly Howard

Kelly Howard brings a painterly eye and an extensive depth of artistic knowledge to her glass blowing. Exploring color and form, she uses chemical reactions to create complex layers of color and visual texture in her works. She creates a wide range of glass, from lighting to transcendently beautiful vessels.

Penny Forrest

Penny Forrest paints acrylic canvases that tell of the beauty to be found in the everyday. Working from dark to light, she builds many layers of color and texture to complement a wide-range of subject matter. Interior scenes, landscapes and figurative imagery are all integral to her artistic imagination.

Icefire Glassworks

Jim Kingwell

What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim, who has been playing with fire for more than 40 years. His chemistry teacher’s observations about reality inspired him to enroll in art classes, so it is fitting that melting glass requires a grounding in both chemistry and physics. His Icefire Glassworks logo incorporates the alchemical symbols for Earth, Air, Fire and Water, honoring the linkage of art and science. From that, beautiful pieces of blown glass emerge that seduce the senses and stimulate the spirit.

Suzanne Kindland 

Suzanne was not reared to be a glass artist. It was her connection to the dream world that led her to become one at the age of 38. There were always hints, persistent nudges that would not be ignored, from favorite childhood words (horizon, crucible) to a vision of dancing in flames that led her to Cannon Beach and propelled her into the passionate world of soft molten glass. Inspired by the places she has lived, she makes blown glass pieces that express nature in the tangled patterns of woodlands, the stark horizons of deserts, and the mysteries of deep water.

Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon began blowing glass in 2003.  His first experience with the medium was at Icefire Glassworks in Cannon Beach, and he now lives and works in Bend.  His current body of work is focused on blending colors and balancing them with individual forms. The challenge of combining colors in different ways, and working with a hot and fluid medium, keeps every day of working with glass new and exciting.

Steven Krig

Steven Krig finds great comfort in the unique way that glass allows him to partner with the light. He can’t hold light in his hand, so he simply befriends it in an effort to to influence its path. Light continues to work its brush, bringing subtle changes to the work he creates long after his hand has left the imagery.

Michelle Gregor

Michelle Gregor creates sculpture in high fire ceramic. The heavy physicality, and transformative nature of working in clay becomes an ongoing conversation between artist and material. Through the vehicle of the figure, it is her intention “to articulate something of the precious source that animates us.”

Margaret Keelan

Margaret Keelan’s ceramic sculptures confront issues of mortality, decay, beauty, aging and innocence. They are glazed, stained, fired; then glazed, stained, and fired again. The surface has the look of disintegrating, painted-over weathered wood, which she explains as a metaphor for life being lived, and the process of aging.

  Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes’ work is a reflection of his subconscious. The work often depicts solitary figures that exist within vacuous environments. These beings are bound in solitude, but tempted and agitated by exterior elements. The artist leaves the translation of these abnormal scenes, and creation of meaning to the individual viewer.

  Beth Bojarski

Beth Bojarski’s visual language combines a strong sense of tender narrative with distinctly surreal imagery. Her paintings are tempered with satirical commentary, celebrating individuals with flaws. She plays with the dichotomy between pretty and ugly, and weaves curious tales into the fabric of each composition.

  Angela Purviance

The body of work Angela Purviance created at Oregon State University earned her a solo gallery exhibition, and established her as one of the top printmakers in her graduating class. Much of her work deals with themes of vulnerability and the precarious nature of both childhood and our natural environment.

Sara Swink

Sara Swink makes clay human and animal figures from a psychological stance, her aim to marry intellect, self-knowledge and practicality through her work. These hand-built sculptural works impart ideas through stories, often with a humorous edge.

  Richard Peck Taylor

Richard Taylor is a self-taught artist, sculpting intricately detailed ships using scrap wood, and other various discarded ephemera. Based on actual vessels, the handling of materials and surface creates the appearance of decaying artifacts temporarily stopped in time – a documentation of a disappearing history.

Duy Huynh

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

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

Jeffrey Hull

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

Sharon Amber

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

Lisa Kerr

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

Modern Villa Gallery

Micah Crandall-Bear

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

David Jonathan Marshall

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

Sarah Goodnough

This contemporary Northwest artist creates expressive art that reflects the beauty and mystery of life. Inspired by nature and the human spirit, her paintings are distinctive visual experiences with sensitivity to mood and emotion. Now living both in Portland, and the quaint coastal town of Astoria, she finds the dichotomy between the two cities to be a great balance for her artistic imagination.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Ann Fleming

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

Christopher Burkett

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

Mitzi Kugler

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

Hazel Schlesinger

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

Ivan McLean

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

Angelita Surmon

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

White Bird Gallery

Deborah DeWit

Deborah DeWit is a well-known Oregon artist who has several books published on her work. Her narrative works explore autobiographical themes and often have depictions of cats, books, people reading, and familiar landscapes inhabited by both animals and people. Many of her paintings suggest metaphors on the human experience through renditions of hands or feet used to convey an idea. Moody pathways through outdoor environments and compositions framed by looking through windows also convey her larger themes on the human experience

 

Joshua Rodine

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

 

Alexandra Boyden

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

 

Brian Blackham

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

 

Andrea Johnson

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

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