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Seven Blades at Sunset Jeffrey Hull Gallery

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Seven Blades at Sunset

When I haven’t painted in a while and there’s nothing ‘easy’ to pick up where I left off, I will often grab a piece of paper and just start painting with little or no planning (I tend to get mired in the planning). It usually starts the creativity and voila, I’m back. I’ve painted blades of grass with a sunset and ocean behind it before. In this case, as I worked backwards from painting to planning, it dawned on me it would be challenging to limit the blades of grass to the number of seven. I wanted to see if I could make it work.

Original Framed Watercolor    20″ x 24.5″   $1,500. – image 10.5″ x 15″

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Deborah DeWit “Thresholds & Reflections” Exhibition: May 4 – June 19 White Bird Gallery

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Exhibition: May 4 – June 19

Deborah DeWit “Thresholds & Reflections”

New Paintings

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 5th, 5:00 – 7:00pm
during Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

White Bird Gallery
251 N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR
503.436.2681
info@whitebirdgallery.com

For her new exhibition, Deborah DeWit continues to consider the human experience and moments in time through natural and figurative subjects rendered in luminous oil paintings. This new body of work juxtaposes interior and exterior environments, using real world imagery to create narratives that reflect the mind body relationship and how our experiences in the natural world shape the way we think. Architectural elements like windows & thresholds explore these connections between inner and outer realities both physically and philosophically. DeWit’s metaphoric compositions include depictions of people in the local community and what they do in the day-to-day as well as scenes conglomerated from her home-studio-property. As the artist states:

“This group of paintings reflects my ideas on the subject of how our senses interact with nature to feed our imagination and our intellect, and how we cross thresholds from the real world to the meaning of things.”

Deborah DeWit is a well-known artist residing on Oregon’s North Coast. Her mature painting style has developed over the course of her lengthy career, which began as a photographer in late 1970’s. DeWit now has several books published on her work, highlighting overarching themes in photography, writing, oil painting and pastels. DeWit’s artwork expresses autobiographical subjects to create symbolic imagery through the interplay of indoor and outdoor environments to elevate her sensitive and thought-provoking compositions into a realm where real and imagined space meet.

Weblink to the show online:

http://www.whitebirdgallery.com/dewit/index2018.html

Northwest By Northwest Gallery Press Release Plein Air & More Hazel Schlesinger

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Art News 2017 Public Choice Winner Hazel Schlesinger will be the featured artist for 2018 Plein Air & More at Northwest By Northwest Gallery 232 N Spruce . downtown across from the City Park & Chamber Center. 503 436 0741.

 

Hazel Schlesinger “At the Rock” Oil on Canvas . Courtesy Northwest By Northwest Gallery

2017 Plein Air & More Public Choice Vote Winner returns for this years outdoor Art event.
Hazel grew up in Cannon Beach. Haz as she is called by friends, shares her enthusiasm for life and the
natural world. Her paintings range from traditional to abstractions of oceanscapes.
Her oil paintings are seen around the world in Movies, TV Series & commercials.
Haz paintings have been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Cannon Beach Magazine & a wine label.

She also loves attending the Stormy Weather Arts Festival, held the first weekend in November.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery
232 N Spruce
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
NWBYNWGALLERY.com
503 436 0741

Northwest By Northwest Gallery for PBS NewsHour

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Oak Jubilee, Oregon copyright Christopher Burkett

Christopher Burkett, Oregon’s Master of Fine Art Film Pho tography, featured artist for the PBS NewsHour will join usfor the Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 2 & 3 2018.
Also attending Stormy Weather Georgia Gerber, renowned Public Sculptor & Bronze Artist. NW By NW GALLERY presents a collectors selection including new works: Tufted Puffins, Standing Otter (shown here in clay) & Sitting Fox & Black Bear.
Her Sculpture in Public Places includes Rachel the Pike Place Pig for Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

Contemporary Sculptor Ivan McLean’s “Red Sphere” is a landmark for our Sculpture Garden located across from the City  Park & Info Center. McLean’s projects include Nike, Nines Hotel /Glass Bronze, World Trade Center.

Bronze Sculptor Ann Fleming creates Narrative & Figurative Sculpture . Her “Midori” Sculpture is a Public Sculpture. Her new works include “In the Wind” & “Sea Sault”.

Angelita Surmon creates kiln formed glass & acrylic paintings that celebrate the natural movement of light in the natural world and the rhythm of the wind. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum.

Hazel Schlesinger , Oil Painter Public Choice Vote Winner will join us for Plein Air & More June 22 & 23. Her paintings can be see seen around the world in TV Series, Movies & international commercials.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery
232 N Spruce
Cannon Beach Oregon
established 1987
NWBYNWGALLERY.com
503 436 0741

19th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, May 3-5, 2019

19th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, May 3-5, 2019

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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 3, 4 & 5, 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.

2019 Spring Unveiling Gallery Listings! (see below)

2019 Spring Unveiling Events Schedule (Click here to view)

Archimedes Gallery

David Rice

The goal of David’s work is to create environments that exist beyond the parameters of our physical world. His style blurs the boundaries between what should and shouldn’t exist together by bringing subjects into surroundings that they wouldn’t normally interact with. These scenes are often combined with graphic color and patterns in an effort to provide a harmony and balance to the opposing forces. His aim is to create new relationships between the subjects and the viewer.

Hollywood Indian

Hollywood Indian’s artwork is primarily about the evolution of humankind as an animal and our impact on the natural world, specifically in regard to all other sentient beings.  The growing movement towards social justice, peace, and a truer embodiment of community in Western culture is undoubtedly linked to how we treat the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, regardless of species.  He continues to be inspired by the way in which animals exist autonomously, with behaviors driven almost entirely by necessity and survival.  They flourish in a capacity above greed, materialism, or vanity and do so without ever exhausting their resources.  Hollywood Indian is deeply unsettled by the incongruence of our two worlds.  His artwork explores color, texture, and surface manipulation in an attempt to achieve somewhat uncalculated results that cannot be drawn or painted by hand.   This is an allusion to the beauty of nature, which despite humankind’s endless attempts, can never be replicated nor restored once it is destroyed.  The animals and symbols rendered within these surfaces serve as reminders that we still have much to learn from our fellow inhabitants.

Rosetta

Rosetta’s subjects are animals, another childhood passion.  Stuffed animals took the place of dolls, and recurring nightmares of being stalked by big cats evolved into wonder filled dreams of friendly encounters with them.  Admiration and respect for the grace, power, and nobility of the wild ones is evident in Rosetta’s sculptures, which capture their spirit, form, and movement in a unique hard edged yet fluid style. Rosetta has exhibited extensively, has completed corporate, public and private commissions and has received awards from the National Sculpture Society, society of Animal Artists, Bennington Center for the Arts, Allied Artists of America and The Pen and Brush Inc., among others.

Victoria Parsons

Victoria’s naturalistic style is enhanced by the use of unique materials. She uses 1500-year-old bristlecone pine, found in the Colorado mountains as high as 12,000 feet. She also utilizes burl woods from Carpathian elm, cherry and rose myrtle, which yield one of a kind pieces due to shape, age and rarity. Victoria studied under Jack Bayman for wood sculpture, and at the Art Students League of Denver in clay sculpture to be cast in bronze. Over the years she has developed a creative and distinctive style that expresses her love of nature. Victoria has won numerous regional awards in Colorado. She placed first place at The 2000 Ward World Championship Competition, Ocean City, Maryland for interpretive sculpture with Aerial Pursuit. She has been juried into the 2004, 2005 and 2007 Sculpture in the Park Show, Loveland, Colorado and twice into Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s Birds In Art Exhibition; Wausau, Wisconsin for Life On The Edge in 2004 and for her bronze Nesting Pair in 2006.

Jane Levy Campbell

Jane Levy Campbell’s paintings are combinations of the unexpected. She grew up in the heart of Appalachia and studied at Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton and Yale in the early days of co-education there. Her watercolors range from postcard size to compositions a surprising twenty feet long.  She combines the spareness of asian composition and formal Chinese brush study with a western sense of light and structure in her still-lifes, landscapes and botanical studies.  An avid gardener and hiker, Campbell often paints botanically detailed paintings on a monumental scale.  She finds challenge in creating an illusion of solid form and distinct time and place from the ethereally insubstantial materials of watercolor.  Her work is in private and corporate collections across the U.S. and in Europe and Israel.

Ann Cavanaugh

Ann Cavanaugh has pushed the edges of possibility in fused glass since 2004. She is drawn to the depth and complexity made possible by layering glass into translucent images of amazing resonance. Every piece represents continuous learning and renewed excitement. As her work reflects the textures and colors of the natural world, it also celebrates transformation from utilitarian material to luminescent contemporary art glass.

Chuck Gumpert

Energy, light, movement and color all mingle on Chuck Gumpert’s mixed media canvases. Approaching his painting as a spontaneous act of expression, each brush stroke becomes a full body gesture, communicating through color and light. At his core an abstract painter, Chuck shows great versatility with work that also explores the figurative. Each painting becomes an immersive, layered and atmospheric world, for both artist and viewer.

Kevin Brownlee

Growing up in Hawaii to a family of artists, Kevin Brownlee was exposed to the process of working in art from a very young age. After a career as a salmon biologist in Alaska, he moved to the north coast of Oregon and returned to art as a sculptor. Working with reclaimed woods and cast metal, he draws strong influence from the art, culture, and natural history of Asia, Pacifica, and the Pacific Northwest. A constant inspiration in his life has been his father, the successful sculptor and painter, Edward Brownlee.

Miska

Miska displays great versatility in creating very different environments on her canvases: from a unified world populated by iconic figures in postures of creativity, love and celebration; to a world inhabited  by the antic charms of chickens and roosters. The hallmark of her painting style is the use of pattern and form for visual texture, highlighted by reflective gold, bronze, copper and pearl tones. Her choice of symbolism speaks of optimism and hope.

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.

Randall J Hodges

Randall J Hodges has been capturing images of the Western United States and Canada as a full time professional photographer for over 19 years. Most of his work comes from time spent hiking and backpacking the wilderness areas of the west where he has hiked and photographed over 28,500 trail miles. Randall does not alter his work in any way and considers himself an “All in Camera Shooter” as he spends the time to wait for the right light and color and uses “Old School Techniques” rather than post-processing to capture his remarkable images.  Only the smallest adjustments are made to insure the finished print matches the back of the camera as closely as possible.

Mary Alayne Thomas

Mary Alayne Thomas’ painting incorporates art nouveau flair with personal iconography inspired by the wildlife, forests and dark beauty of her home in Oregon, and childhood memories of the mesas in Santa Fe. Her current technique is a complex layering of encaustic and silkscreen over a watercolor painting.

Laurie Lisonbee

Laurie Lisonbee’s paintings have a sense of being out of time, a renaissance gravitas. She has exhibited in galleries and museums across the US, and has received regional and national awards. She has taught art at Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and currently teaches at Texas A&M University.

Yuji Hiratsuka

Born in, Japan, Yuji Hiratsuka has been teaching printmaking and drawing at Oregon State University since 1992. As a venerated teacher, his influence has been considerable on many young Northwest artists. His reductive copperplate etchings meld a visual language informed by his cultural background with western popular culture.

Jessica Calderwood

Jessica Calderwood is an image-maker and sculptor working primarily with metal and enamel. She combines traditional and industrial metalworking processes as a means to make statements about contemporary life. She studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Arizona State University. She has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally.

  Andrea Benson

Andrea Benson’s work is about the moment in which we recognize beauty in the monumental and in the mundane.  She has a BFA in Art from Penn State University and a BFA in Interior Design from Marylhurst University. She works with encaustic paint, combining it with mixed media.

  Kensuka Yamada

Kensuka Yamada sculpture is inspired by universal experience through the lens of humor and irony. Kensuka has a strong empathy for the universal experiences that seem to provide the undercurrent to language. He documents the complexities of gestural communication, and the social infrastructures that subtly guide these interactions.

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.

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.”

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”.

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. Hazel Schlesinger will have her paintings in a TV Series. The show is called “Shrill”. Her work was used in the “Leverage” series and Movies & International Commercials.

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

Lisa Zerkowitz & Boyd Sugiki

Lisa Zerkowitz and Boyd Sugiki work both collaboratively and independently. The couple founded Two Tone studios where they create contemporary hand blown glass objects with a nod to the past. Their distinctive forms are inspired by mid-century designs and colors, blending clean simple lines with a fresh palette. In both of their works, the artists focus on subtleties and refinement, in both color and form. The sculptures presented reflect themes of the Spring season, botanical inspirations, and references of water.

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.

Mary-Melinda Wellsandt

Mary-Melinda uses her glass surface as a way to explore patterns and textures found in the natural world. The process includes the use of a sandblaster to carve into the glass, permanent paints, enamels, and other media to render original photography, drawings, and paintings in a unique and “high touch” way. She begins with an original photograph, usually from her walks around her local neighborhood or her travels and hikes around the Pacific Northwest. Through an intricate and complicated process, she carves the image deeply into the glass. She paints each piece by hand, multiple layers create depth and color variation.

 

 

Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli

Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli are a husband and wife team that runs a studio where they collaboratively design and create blown glass sculpture. Jeremy and Allisons work is inspired by the natural world and their role within the environment. In the presence of nature, there is absence, where the mind can wander over open spaces and find a sense of calm. The work is meant to remind people of our interconnection with nature, with each other and with out collective past.