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June 22, 23 & 24. Plein Air & More Arts Festival with Hazel Schlesinger and Northwest By Northwest Gallery

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June 22, 23 & 24. Throughout Cannon Beach, Plein Air & More
artist working out doors in natural light.

Hazel Schlesinger is an award winning artist born in Cannon Beach. Her paintings are seen around the world of vineyards and Cannon Beach her favorite subject. Haze is also an outstanding Abstract painter. Her paintings can be seen in films, TV series and international commercials .

Two receptions Friday & Saturday June 22 & 23 from 5 to 7 with live music and Oregon’s Sineaan winery with Patrick McELLIGOTT. Hazel or Haze as she is known will be teaching a Plein Air workshop two days before the event.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery
232 N Spruce
Cannon Beach
established 1987

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

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:

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
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
503 436 0741

NW By NW GALLERY Christopher Burkett on PBS NewsHour Sunday 4/15 5:30 in Oregon

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PBS NewsHour feature on Oregon’s Master of Fine Art Photography, Christopher Burkett. 1.5 m illion people saw the feature.Burkett has show his Fine Art Film Photographs for three decades in Cannon Beach, Oregon at Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Here is a link to the PBS NewsHour program:

Northwest By Northwest Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon has represented Oregon’s Master of Fine Art Photography for over three decades.
Meet Christopher Burkett at the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival May 4th from 5 to 7 reception and Saturday May 5th the artist will unveil new works from 1:00 to 1:30.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery , all works available through gallery . Museum size edition works of 15 are on view. Joyce
Lincoln gallery director.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery
232 N Spruce
Cannon Beach , Oregon
established 1987

Northwest By Northwest Gallery Art News Gallery Artist Tolley Marney

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Tolley Marney won the 2017 Plein Air & More “Southwest Art Magazine Editor’s Choice Award” for his sculpture “Broken Reins”. Tolley Marney received an award and a half page ad featuring “Broken Reins”, 17 x 22 x 10, in the prestigious magazine.

He will visit the gallery this June with new “Western Cowboy Blacksmith Sculpture”.

Tolley Marney spoke to Jeff Bezos & friends about craftsmanship. The presentation involved each participant being given a small length of metal pipe. Throughout the day the group transformed the pipe into a bell. The project was a hit with participants ringing their handcrafted bells at the dinner hour to everyone’s delight.

Palm desert installation Northwest By Northwest Gallery Art News

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Meet Ivan McLean at the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival May 4 & 5.


Northwest By Northwest Gallery Christopher Burkett on PBS Newshour February 24th

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NW By NW GALLERY features the Oregon Fine Art Photographers hand crafted authentic works.
All photographs are available through the gallery. Extensive exhibition including Museum Size works are on display at the gallery.
Resplendent Leaves is photographed in Portland Oregon at Crystal Springs Park.

Christopher Burkett will be at NW By NW GALLERY May 5th at 1:30 for Spring Unveiling Arts Festival along with Ivan McLean, Hazel Schlesinger, Angelita Surmon, Hazel Schlesinger, Ann Fleming and Mitzi Kugler.

Christopher Burkett will also be a featured artist for the Stormy Weather Arts Festival with Bronze sculptor Georgia Gerber November 2 & 3. Burkett will give a brief talk on “How we see Color”.


Northwest By Northwest Gallery 232 N Spruce Cannon Beach, Oregon established 1987


Christopher Burkett to be featured on PBS presented by NW By NW Gallery

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NW By NW GALLERY is proud to announce that Oregon’s Master of Fine Art Photography, Christopher Burkett will be featured on National Public Television..Saturday February 24th PBS News hour .

Authentic film photographs are by the artist are represented in many permanent Museum Collections including; The Portland Art Museum, Houston Fine Arts Museum, Boston Fine Arts Museum, Nelson Atkins Museum of Fine Arts Kansas City.

NW By NW GAALLERY features an extensive exhibition of the Oregon’s Master of Fine Art Photography.

Burkett will visit NW By NW GALLERY this May 5th for the Sprung Unveiling Arts Festival May 5th 2018 at 1:30.


New painting by Jeffrey Hull Gallery

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“Pea Soup” by Jeffrey Hull

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Pea Soup

Here’s proof there can be decades between inspiration and fruition. These wallflowers at the edge of Tillamook Bay with Garibaldi’s Fishing Dock in the background caught my eye in 2002. I’ve been determined to paint it ever since and have stopped back by many times to check and see if there was something better than what I had planned. Each time I returned however, the plan I had from the photographs I’d taken was clearly strongest. To me its proof that a moment of inspiration can be profound and genuine and I need to follow that initial instinct.

Original Framed Watercolor 35 ½” x 49 ½” $5,000 – Image 25” x 39”
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2018 Plein Air Workshops

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Make plans now to attend one of six workshops to be held during the week leading up to the 2018 Plein Air & More Art Festival. Come out to paint or sculpt and then stay for all of the festivities over the weekend. The village and beaches will be filled with artists capturing the beauty of the area and galleries will be overflowing with art.

Register now! All registrations are made directly with the workshop leaders and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. They will also supply you with the list of supplies you will need to bring with you.

Lodging: Attendees are responsible for securing their own lodging. For more information go to:



Mike Rangner

“Two Days Working in Plein Air”

Wednesday, June 20-Thursday June 21

For Mike, painting is a life long quest.  Every time he sets a brush to canvas he works to express an emotion either through the image he’s been moved by or the challenge of light, value and shapes before him.  An Oregon native, he has enjoyed a successful career as a professional illustrator for more than 20 years, working with clients including Avia, Standard Insurance, Nike, the Oregon Zoo, among others.  His diverse body of oil paintings includes landscapes across the Pacific Northwest…the Columbia River Gorge, Easter Oregon, the Oregon Coast and the rich farmlands of the Mid-Willamette valley.

His workshop will begin each day with a basic introduction to the history and the current surges of this form of expression. He will show you with demos the basics of starting a painting while discussing line, shape, value and light.  His goal is to open you up to the challenges and pleasure of expressing yourself through painting the landscape. All levels of experience are welcome.

Class limited to 10 students.  $200.



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Gretha Lindwood

“Exploring Nature with Soft Pastels”

Wednesday, June 20-Thursday, June 21

Using soft pastel sticks, powdered pigments from the earth compressed to fit her hand, Gretha Lindwood makes her marks on the dry surface of artist sandpaper to record impressions of our natural world. The use of vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of the artist’s work developed during her 30-year career as an illustrator and graphic designer.  Often an invited guest artist or juried artist, Lindwood has won many awards in plein air events. Some of the numerous honors for her pastel work include Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Best of Plein Air “First Place,” Carmel Art Festival “People’s Choice” and “Best Pastel,” and Paint the Peninsula “Best Waterscape.” Her work can also be seen in six art galleries in Oregon and Washington.

During her two day workshop you will learn to express your impressions of the natural world using soft pastels.  Students will apply the principals of color, value and design in this fun, informative class.  Demonstrations and individual instruction.

For beginning and intermediate pastellists.

Class limited to 8  students.  $200

To register and to see a detailed supply list email:


Hazel and Brand Schlesinger

“Beginning and Beyond”

Wednesday, June 20-Thursday June 21

This class is taught by a mother/son team.  Hazel (winner of the “2017 People’s Choice Award” during the Plein Air & More Arts Festival) discovered her passion for oil painting growing up on the Oregon coast and was later inspired by the Mediterranean countryside.  She works with a palette of predominantly warm, vivid colors and large, rhythmic brush strokes.  Her paintings are representational of actual locations, but are approached with more contemporary or abstract realism.

Her son Brand was inspired by his mother’s art at an early age and he has enjoyed painting side by side with her, especially during their travels to the Provence region of France.

Come join the fun of painting on the beach with the two of them.  This two-day Plein Air Workshop will focus on many quick painting sketches for beginners and beyond.  Participants will leave with several small studies.

All levels of experience welcome.

Class size limited to 8 students, allowing maximum one-on-one time given by two instructors.  $200





Michael Orwick

“Learning the Language of Light and Color”

Wednesday, June 20-Friday, June 22

Michael says that as a painter, the effects of light and atmosphere are what he remembers about a location and what inspires him most.  Light transforms the ordinary or even the beautiful into the exceptional.  His quest is to capture these fleeting moments and help people see things again through new eyes. Last year, he, his wife and now 12-year-old daughter took a year off from “real life” to travel the world.  They visited 21 countries and painted with over 500 inspiring children from various orphanages and schools as part of their cause, which they called “Studio Everywhere.”  Since returning he has been creating works that celebrate this special chapter in their lives.

This  three day workshop is going to be full of Michael’s favorite color mixes and his tips and tricks to help take your paintings to the next level. Experience hands-on the keys to color relationships and harmony that portray emotion.  Learn new color schemes while exploring your personal color response through Hue, Temperature, Value and Saturation.

“Using color honestly will blend your subject with you and your viewer in a very personal and heartfelt manner.” – McMurry

Michael shares how artists of any level can bring more energy and better engagement to their work. This is your opportunity to discover how to manifest mood and painterly poetry through your brushes.

Class open to all levels of both acrylic and oil painters.

Limited to 15 students. $270.

Contact:,    |    503-329-2167




Josh Henrie

“The Basics of Sculpture”

Wednesday June 20-Friday June 22

Josh pursued his art career at Washington State University, and later at Cornish, in Seattle, WA. He recently was featured in Southwest Art Magazine as “12 sculpture artist to buy now” article. Following his path as a stone carver, he carved, experimented and slowly formed his own Northwest style. As he carves, his deep passion of the raw beauty of the Pacific Coast springs to life in his artwork. Unfinished chisel marks, raw stone and smooth detail work resemble his coastal surroundings. Bringing out the soul of the stone and capturing its inner self, makes you almost hear the heartbeat.

He is planning a 3 day workshop  focusing on the basics of making a sculpture and on texture, contrast, and composition. By the end of the workshop each will have a finished sculpture to take home with pride.

Any level of experience welcome.

Class limited to 15 students. $250.



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Linda Gebhart

Two classes:  “Mini Watercolors” and “Land and Seascapes in Watercolor”

Friday, June 22

Linda retired to Cannon Beach in 2014 with a fervent desire to artistically represent the beauty she discovered during her world travels. She quickly discovered her biggest passion was in painting the seascapes and landscapes surrounding her on the coast..

9:30-11:30 a.m.  Mini Watercolors

Join this Northwest coast artist, as she walks you through a relaxed two-hour introductory watercolor adventure.  Create your own miniature version of Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, clouds, trees, waves and sand! Participants will learn a few watercolor basics and take away a matted piece suitable for framing.

1:00-3:00 p.m. Land and Seascapes in Watercolor

This is Linda’s follow up two-hour watercolor workshop. All participants will pick up some watercolor basics, while morning workshop attendees will have the opportunity to build on their skills with a focus on composition, color and natural elements on larger paper.

All levels of students are welcome in each class, as they are designed for beginners and beyond. Bring gear for working outdoors (sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen etc).

Materials will be provided for class use.

Each class is limited to 10 students.  Meet at Cannon Beach Gallery

CBAA Members : $60 per class | Non-Member:  $65 per class

To register: Contact the Cannon Beach Gallery at 503-436-0744, or purchase online tickets at cannonbeachartsorg/workshops under the Plein Air 2018 tab. You can also purchase tickets directly by going to these links:

Morning tickets:

Afternoon tickets:

Questions:  Arts Education Director



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