Event

Awards at 2014 Plein Air & More

Awards at 2014 Plein Air & More

News0 comments

Seven Artists Receive Awards

at Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s Plein Air & More Arts Festival

Cannon Beach, OR – July 1, 2014 More than 50 artists participated

in the Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s 6th Annual Plein Air & More

Arts Festival which drew hundreds to the coast June 27-29 to watch

them paint and create throughout the town and on the beach. At the

end of the festival, Kimberly Moore from SW Art Magazine announced

six awards, three to artists who represented those painting “En Plain

Air” and three to those who represented the “& More” part of the event

which opened it up to sculptors, wood carvers, ceramic artists, metal

artists, and more.

Receiving awards from the magazine, along with a hand blown glass

sculpture created by Cannon Beach Artist Jim Kingwell from Icefire

Glassworks, were:

Eric Jacobsen, Northwest By Northwest Gallery: Award of Excellence

for “En Plein Air” work done onsite during the weekend and for overall

Dave and Boni Deal, White Bird Gallery: Award of Excellence for “&

More” work done onsite during the weekend and for overall body of

Receiving additional awards in the “En Plein Air” category from the

Sally O’Neill, Haystack Gallery : Award of Excellence for “Fiore nel

Anton Pavlenko, DragonFire Gallery: Honorary Award of Excellence

for “French Town Streets.”

Receiving additional awards in the “& More” category were:

Bill Thompson, Primary Elements Gallery: Honorary Award of

Excellence for “Rivers Rising.”

George Vetter, George Vetter FotoArt: Honorary Award of Excellence

for Best Representation of Cannon Beach for “Whale of a Splash”

The public was also invited to vote for their favorite artist in the Group

Show, which included work from all of the weekend’s featured artists

represented by the thirteen members of the Cannon Beach Gallery

Group. Winner of the “People’s Choice Award” was PrairieFire:

Colt & Turtle” a life size bronze sculpture by Georgia Gerber,

represented by Northwest By Northwest Gallery. She also received a

blown glass sculpture created by Jim Kingwell.

More information:

bonnie@gilchristassoc.com