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Cannon Beach Retrospective for Shirley Gittelsohn

Cannon Beach Retrospective for Shirley Gittelsohn

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1981 photo Shirley in Studio with many Haystacks

FAmily Portrait 1977 good version

1981 Haystack

The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to be hosting Shirley Gittelsohn, in A Cannon Beach Retrospective from  May 1 – June 2 with an Artist Reception: May 2, 5 – 7pm.  This show opens during Cannon Beach’s town wide arts festival, Spring Unveiling: May 1 – May 3, with a special artists conversation on Saturday, May 2 at 12:20 pm.

Gittelsohn has been painting in Oregon for more than five decades. She was represented in Arlene Schnitzer’s Fountain Gallery during the 1970s and 80s. She’s crafted a career that celebrates her passion for painting and her love of her family – all manifested in her work. Now she struggles with macular degeneration, but continues to paint.

Taking place in the month of her 90th birthday, Gittelsohn will showcase works representing watershed moments spanning her career, including views from her Cannon Beach studio.

The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition has provided funding to the CBAA to help make this important exhibition possible.