Event

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

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

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2014 Schedule

    Friday, June 27

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

    Saturday, June 28

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

    Sunday, June 29

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

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

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


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Archimedes Gallery

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“Cat’s Work” by Catherine Thompson

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

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

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

Cary Henrie’s abstracted landscapes are a reflection of his world travels where he fell in love with the worn and broken patinas in the landscapes, the sandstone textures, and the patina of rusted metal contrasted with vast soft natural elements. With each piece, he spends hours laying his canvas with additive and subtractive methods; sanding, varnishing, taping, adding paint, burnishing and removing layers of paint. He continually experiments with materials and technique, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in painting.
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“Field Pond” by Pamela Claflin

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

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

Sun Splashed Rocks by Gretha Lindwood

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

Dana Murray’s water drop images are unlike any other photographer you’ve seen. Her work normally takes place in the studio where she takes 4-6 hours per shoot, taking as many as a few hundred photos per session. Working with water, she captures the motion of drops, to create a form that mirrors a background image. It’s ethereal and stunning and is doesn’t involve Photoshop manipulation. The work takes persistence, patience and creativity. Dana will do a photo shoot with water outside the gallery for the festival. It should be a must-see.
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Anton Pavlenko is a Ukrainian-born painter who has always been drawn to creating imagery. His earliest memories are of drawing Russian cartoon characters before he immigrated to the United States with his family as a toddler. Encouraged by his father, he persisted in educating himself about art and painting, and today remains largely self-taught and deeply inspired by the natural world.
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Michael Orwick’s skill as a landscape artist creates compelling views of our world that move beyond time and place – places as mysterious as Oregon’s craggy coast, as unpredictable as a glacial view of Mount Hood, or as serene as an Oregon waterfall. His work can conjure up thoughts of Remington in his most enamored moments with the majestic west, or the dance of an impressionist on a pond or the snow.

George Vetter FotoArt

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

Haystack Gallery

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Janis Ellison 
is drawn to the dramatic landscape of New Mexico and painted alongside her friends and mentors in the budding days of the early pastel painters of this century. Her love of nature and the outdoors was a natural companion to her passion for painting plein air. Recent honors include having a painting selected for the Pastel 100 in Pastel Journal, in competition with 3000 other artists, and notification that she will be awarded “Master Circle” status by the International Assoc. of Pastel Societies.
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Sally O’Neill has always been involved in the arts–painting, drawing and music. After working primarily in watercolor beginning in the 80′s, she went back to working solely in oils in 1998, and knew this was the perfect medium for expressing her obsession with light, color and atmosphere. She is both a plein air and studio artist, and won the “People’s Choice” award at Plein Air & More 2013.
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Pat Lambrecht-Hould received her formal training at the University of Montana, Montana State University and Eastern Montana College. She majored in Applied Arts beginning as a sculptor, later expanding into oil painting and has spent the last 25 years working in watercolor and acrylics. Pat now works exclusively in mixed media often using vibrant colors and layers of texture. Her work is done on a gold leafed surface using the leaf as a reflected light source. “The work is experimental.”

Icefire Glassworks

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Jim Kingwell’s life-forming fascination with glass began as a five-year experiment. Today, he has pieces in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries. And during Plein Air & More you’ll be able to see the first examples of his newest direction. Multiple firings of cast and fused glass will play with other materials, including wood and possibly clay. The idea is to produce work that evokes light and frozen motion. Over the next decade he expects Icefire’s sculpture to express ideas relating to transference, rhythmic and incremental repetition, bridging concepts and coherent light.
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Suzanne Kindland’s journey into the world of glass began with a dream where she was suspended in a pillar of fire. Turning in the flames she found herself dancing. That dancing continues as she continues to learn the ways of glass, creating with it as her partner and bringing forth objects reminiscent more of water than fire: cool, smooth forms that reflect light as a pond does, sculptures that bend the light as a ripple does, calm creations that transmit light like the stillest pool.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

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Jeffrey Hull began has painting career 40 years ago in Cannon Beach, and it is from its coastline that he draws his inspiration. Today he is widely known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, controlling the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he has returned to painting in oil as well, and is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge. He is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.

Jewelry by Sharon Amber

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

Modern Villa Gallery

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Mary McInnis has been creative in some way from earliest childhood. While working on her BFA at the University of Washington she studied oil painting and discovered pastels. But having two children created a need to put oils away for a time and concentrate on the pastels. After returning to oil painting in 2008 she now divides her time between the two mediums and her pastel painting style, using the side of the pastel stick, easily lent itself to her current style in oils. Recently she has been spending more time en plein air, currently living in Port Orchard, WA.
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Joachim McMillan’ youth found him working with watercolors and acrylics, creating works for galleries in Grenada, where he grew up. In his early 20′s, he migrated to New York City to study technology and at the same time continued to explore different art techniques. Years later, he moved to the west coast to work for a leading semi conductor company. During his spare time, he continued to focus on his art, switching to oils and a palette knife. His mosaic style, which he calls “Pixelism” was inspired by the way he has seen acids etching the surface of metals in his work environment.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

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Georgia Gerber’s bronze sculptures define many NW public spaces, including “Rachel the Pike Place Pig” in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and 25 sculptures surrounding Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. Gerber won the vote in 2010 for her Tufted Puffins. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time bringing forth the essence of the subject using the traditional lost wax casting technique.
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Eric Jacobsen 

is a Copely award winning oil painter. Well known to collectors and painters alike, his works have been published numerous times including in Southwest Art Magazine. Arts & Antiques also named him one of the most exciting emerging artists in America in 2001. He loves painting seascapes in Cannon Beach. He says, “The whole point of plein air painting is to capture the immediate light, mood and season while painting outside”.
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Hazel Schlesinger discovered her passion for oil painting at an early age, inspired by her childhood on the Northwest coast. The shorelines, fields, and vineyards, and later the Mediterranean countryside, have supplied the scenes and subjects of her work. She paints from a palette of predominantly warm, vivid colors and large, rhythmic brush strokes, transforming landscapes into more contemporary or abstract realism.

Primary Elements Gallery

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Marianne Post is an avid outdoors woman whose subject is “naturally” the landscape. Using soft pastels in a “painterly” impressionistic style, her award winning work reflects quiet morning vistas, light glinting off the water’s surface and the grandeur of the Oregon high country. It also conveys her fascination with nature, light and color.
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Anna Lee Steed is a native Californian who recently relocated to the Willamette Valley. Considered a “colorist painter,” she has been exhibiting since 2002 in both oil and acrylic, and is equally at home with plein air landscape painting and her current series of nonobjective abstract paintings. To her, subject matter is not as important as her ongoing exploration of new color palettes and unique color schemes. She has been teaching classes and workshops on color since is 2005
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Michael Lindstrum is an exciting new painter on the Oregon scene moving here just one year ago. He refers to himself as an “interpretive colorist” and has sold his work internationally for the past four decades. Working primarily in oil, his paintings are colorful, energetic and have positive vibrations. He plans to offer painting workshops in Cannon Beach as well as other venues.

White Bird Gallery

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Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis’s career in commercial art brought her to the Northwest, and ultimately to her decision to return to her first love, oil painting. Whenever possible she paints en plein air to capture the fleeting qualities of light and the immediacy of the moment. She has been featured in seven solo shows and 35 juried and invitational group shows.
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Robert Schlegel’s paintings, drawings, collages, and prints reflect the moody environment of the Northwest landscape and countryside, with a warm palette of deep oranges and red, balanced with rich earth tones that reflect rural life and natural forms. He is particularly drawn to the interaction of shape and contrasting line found when man-made structures juxtapose the landscape.
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Dave & Boni Deal. This husband and wife team has collaborated in clay for more than 30 years, working fulltime at their rustic home studio in the Cascades. They have worked almost solely in raku since the 70′s, and are known for large classical forms and intricate surface designs. A unique aspect of their pottery is the focus on the native environment … the plants, geology, and wildlife that are reflected in the themes and materials used in their work, like the heron urns, leaf imprint pots and landscape triptychs. During the weekend, they will be doing a raku firing on the beach.

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