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Northwest By Northwest Gallery names artists to be featured during Spring Unveiling, including several who have appeared on OPB’s Art Beat

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15th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival Schedule May 1,2 & 3 2015


Friday May 1. 5:00 to 6:00. Georgia Gerber.  Noted Public Sculptor & Master of the Bronze medium, Georgia Gerber  brings forth the essence of her subject matter using the lost wax traditional casting technique. She will share a slide presentation of the foundry process. “Tufted Puffins” , created for Cannon Beach, grace our City as part of the communities permanent Public Art Collection, selected by Public Choice Vote. Gerber’s work defines many of our favorite NW Public Places and moments in our lives as photo ops including, “Rachel, the Pike Place Pig ” at the Market in Seattle and 26 sculptures in downtown Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, depicting Oregon Wildlife. Georgia will join us for the upcoming 7th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival June 26, 27 & 28th covered by the prestigious Southwest Art Magazine. Gerber won the People’s Choice vote last year for her life size “Colt with Turtle” which was created for a Public Art Project in Overland Park, Kansas, “Prairie Fire .” Reception following with Jazz Guitar of Bobcat Bob   &   Sineann Winery with Patrick McElligott.


May 2. 1:00. Hazel Schlesinger  Plein Air Oil & Abstract Oil Painter. A native of Cannon Beach, Hazel is a member of the prestigious American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America. Her work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, and has appeared in the TV series “Leverage” as well as commercials distributed worldwide. Hazel is a member of the Hawaii Plein Air Society and will join us for the 7th Annual Plein AIr & More Arts Festival.

May 2. 2:20  Christopher Burkett  Master of Fine Art Photography. “The Art & Craft of the Traditional Darkroom”. Natural light and color. No filters or digital enhancement. OPB  feature artist. Oregon Art Beat. Collections Include; Portland Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston Center for Creative Photography, Tucson Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Fine Art Kansas City, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Kentucky. Harvard University & Stanford University. “ Burkett  has done for Color what  Adams  & Weston did for Black & White.”   James Enyeart

May 2, 3:30.  Jeff White   Master Oil Painter & Public Artist. OPB TV feature artist. Oregon Art Beat. Jeff paints the splendor of our natural world in the Northwest in pursuit of the ethereal & atmospheric light our region is known for.  Paintings in Public Places:  The Hawaii Temple Visitor Center,  Seattle Maritime Museum,  & San Francisco Bay Wildlife  Refuge.  Collections Include; Schnitzer Steel,  Clint Eastwood, & the performer Joanna Newson. Jeff will join us for the 7th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival covered by the prestigious Southwest Art Magazine, June 26, 27, & 28.

May 2, 4:00 . Kirk Lybecker  Master Watercolor Painter. OPB  TV feature  artist. Oregon Art Beat.

Numerous Private & Public Collections including; Yale University & University of Oregon.

 May 2,6:00 to 8:00 Reception with the Artists  Live music  by Bobcat Bob & Paul Dueber, Cannon Beach Soundtrack


May 3, 12:00. Don Stastny   Public Sculptor,  Bronze Sculptor, International Architect, Painter, Cannon Beach artist.

May 3, 1:00. Ivan McLean.  One of 10 Sculptors selected for the Newport Beach Sculpture Park in Newport Beach California for a 108″ Stainless Steel Sphere. His numerous Public Sculptures  can be seen throughout  Portland’s Pearl District. The Nines Hotel in downtown Portland has a nine foot tall hammered Bronze Sculpture,  Wood Sculpture throughout , and Kiln Formed  Glass  Panels created for the Hotel.

Two Crows to perform at Primary Elements Gallery for Spring Unveiling

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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.


Bronze Coast Gallery announces Jacques & Mary Regat for Spring Unveiling 2015

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We are thrilled to announce that Jacques and Mary Regat will be joining us for Spring Unveiling after all. Due to injuries, they had been forced to cancel earlier in the year. Thankfully, they have both recovered enough to make the trip to Cannon Beach!!

To celebrate, we are posting their puffin bronze “Ode to Joy”




Bronze Coast Gallery, American Art Awards’ 25 Best Galleries In The Nation for 2015

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We are honored to have Bronze Coast Gallery as one of American Art Awards’ 25 Best Galleries In The Nation for 2015.

All 25 of our Best In State Galleries have now been revealed. You can see them all in today’s story:

All 25 are also now listed here on our site:


New Painting by Jeffrey Hull

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Through the Keyhole by Jeffrey Hull

Through the Keyhole by Jeffrey Hull

“Through The Keyhole”

You may think I made the shape of these limbs up, but they indeed exist as I painted them hanging over the edge of a cliff in Ecola Park on the north Oregon Coast. Admittedly they have a sort of bonsai look about them but trust me where they are located no one pruned them.
I painted this watercolor from photographs I took on one of my many “scouting for a painting” walks as the soft sunset light and large ocean swell inspired me to go searching. What caught my eye initially was the interesting shape of the limbs, but as I looked closer several of them repeat the reverse “S” shape which ties the design of the painting together. More important to me is the way the shape of the main offshore rock is mimicked in the limb to its left. I’ve paddled through the keyhole in that rock with friends on much quieter summer evenings. Even on a calm day it leaves a big impression.

Original Framed Watercolor 33 ½” x 41 ½” $3,750 – Image 23” x 31 ½” All Rights Reserved

13th Annual Summer Art Camp – CB Arts Association

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The Cannon Beach Arts Association is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Summer Art Camp will return to the Cannon Beach Community Church for the week of July 13-17, 2015.  The church is located near Pig n’Pancake at 132 E. Washington Street. Morning classes are held from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm.  In addition to our full-week classes, we will offer several workshops occurring on Wednesday through Friday only.  Classes are available for all ages, from preschool through adult.

This year’s camp will feature many of our most popular classes from last year, as well as half a dozen new topics for exploration.  Hannah Nebeker’s Creative Kid Explorers will provide ages 3-5 an opportunity to navigate hands-on, openly creative activities.  Ireta Sitts-Graube will lead her perennially popular watercolor class for ages 5-8, featuring an exploration of creatures from outer space.  Karen Meili teaches Kid’s Yoga for ages 5-12.  Lisa Kerr’s Jewelry Design class features use of lettering tools for inscribing words on copper metal charms.  We are thrilled to have Sue Scheewe-Brown join our teaching staff this year.  This renowned art teacher from the Create Channel on PBS will share her knowledge of watercolor techniques with ages 10-adult.

In the afternoons for the full week, Drenda Duff will teach Painting with Pastels, a colorful class with many innovative projects for ages 8-12.  Sarah Lippold’s Canvas Creations class for ages 5-12 allows children to participate fully in all stages of the creative process.  Barbara Temple Ayres will teach ages 9-adult how to make a beautiful book to be filled with colorful sketches and journal entries.  Susan Simon will teach the art of encaustic painting to ages 13 and up.  This exciting medium that uses pigment and hot wax to achieve a remarkable quality of work.  Jessica Sund will teach weaving, a new topic for this year’s roster.

Four three-day workshops will be offered on Wednesday through Friday.  They include a morning class led by Sarah Lippold on learning to use a printing press for printmaking from original creations.  In the afternoons, Dorota Haber-Lehigh will teach a class called World Art Adventure, combining examination of famous architectural icons with drawing techniques, painting and collage.  We also welcome two new visiting instructors from the Portland area.  Sarah Ostaszewski, a fine arts graduate of Indiana University, will teach Form and Color in the Landscape for ages 12-adult.  Sam Loper, a film and video arts graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, will teach solar photography technique to make “photographs”on a variety of surfaces.

We will also offer a supervised noon recess hour for students ages 5-14 who wish to remain at camp for the full day.  Students must pack a sack lunch, and there is an additional fee for this service in addition to class tuition.  Cost for workshops varies based on the duration of the class.

Brochures in English and Spanish are available at the Cannon Beach Gallery, as well as various locations in Cannon Beach and the North Coast.  Classes do fill up, so don’t delay in selecting a topic and returning your registration form.  A pdf file of the brochure and registration form will be available on our website,  For questions regarding the camp, contact Mary Bess Gloria at or 971-219-9413.


New painting by Jeffrey Hull

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"Weathered at Sunset" by Jeffrey Hull

“Weathered at Sunset” by Jeffrey Hull

There are many unique trees up and down the Pacific Northwest coast that just cry out to be painted. How in the world they survive growing on top of rock with virtually no soil is a wonder to me but they clearly grow roots capable of holding on while weathering the storms they are dealt. By design I shaped the reflecting tide pool to simulate the linear form of the tree limbs.

Original Framed Watercolor 29 ½” x 23” $1,850 – Image 19 ½” x 13” All Rights Reserved

Changing Nature, The Green Show – The Cannon Beach Gallery

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Changing Nature April 3 – April 26, 2015

Artist Reception: April 4, 5 – 7pm

Exhibit Sponsor: Recology Western Oregon



"Bug Community" by Tara

“Bug Community” by Tara

“Bug Community,” Tara Doherty, painting on found wood.

learning to build

“Learning to Build’, Lloyd McMullen

“Learning to Build’, Lloyd McMullen. The mixed media pod includes a small bird and bird nest inside. Materials: Pod: Burnt wire frame, sewing patterns, flex gel and acrylic mediums. Birds nest: acrylic mediums, sushi bowl, actual bird’s nest; with bird made from Christmas light bulb, wire, acrylic/mediums, peeled paint, sewing patterns.


The Cannon Beach Gallery will be featuring an installation during the month of April that will feature well known Cannon Beach artist, Steve McLeod along with central Oregon artists Lloyd McMullen and Tara Doherty. The installation, Changing Nature, expands upon the concept of the “butterfly effect”: that every action no matter how small has global consequences. An Artist Reception on April 4, from 5 – 7 p.m. will include a short talk by the artists. The show is on display from April 3 –April 26, 2015. The Cannon Beach Gallery is located Midtown Cannon Beach at 1064 S. Hemlock Street in Midtown, Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach artist, Steve McLeod will display assemblages and mobiles constructed of tsunami debris. McLeod is known equally for his background in fine arts and as an avid beach comber and collector of lost cargo that has fallen off of passing container ships. His work is a reflection on the life of the ocean and how it is being impacted by modern plastics. McMullen and Doherty create installations together that tell stories about what it means to be a part of the world today as artists who work green. They are collectively interested in the chaos theory, known as the butterfly effect, which describes how a small change at one place can result in huge differences in a later state. The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from theoretical example of the details of a hurricane (exact time of formation, exact path taken) being influenced by the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier. The installation of mixed media work will heavily incorporate found objects and cast off materials, to suggest a small biosphere investigating that theory: every action no matter how small has a global consequence. Large cocoons and nests made from up-cycled materials will hang from gallery walls, casting shadows around the pieces. A wall of two-dimensional icons of flying creatures will personify the transitory nature of the natural world. The use of transferred images, found objects, rusty metal, broken glass, wire, wood, plastic and paper, comment on the impact of human activity on habitat. The image of cocoon especially serves as metaphor for metamorphosis: the fragile and changing nature of our planet. “This is a show of faith in Nature’s evolutionary flexibility. It is art about hope and the power of transformation,” writes artist, Lloyd McMullen. For the fourth year in a row, Recology is sponsoring the green show, Changing Nature, as an Exhibit Underwriter.



Reflections at Silver Point – New painting by Jeffrey Hull

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My cares seem to evaporate when I walk on the beach especially at sunset. These two sea stacks at the south end of Cannon Beach are among my favorite to explore and paint. If it weren’t for our famous “Haystack Rock” these two would certainly be what Cannon Beach is known for. While the reflections are what people are likely drawn to, compositionally I selected the exact location to paint them from because it provides a stable triangle that is very comfortable to our western aesthetic and has been used for centuries by painters and sculptors. In essence the three rocks create a triangle with the height of the middle rock touching the line between the one on the left and the one on the right. Together they are roughly the same shape (though in reverse) as the smallest one on the left which utilizes another design principle of repetition. These tools the artist uses unify their work and communicate more than this is just a “pretty painting”.

Original Framed Watercolor 43 ½”  x 63 ½”  $6,500 – Image 33 ½” x 53 ½” All Rights Reserved

Rosetta represented by Bronze Coast Gallery has won 2nd Place!

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Rosetta’s “High Country Totem” has won 2nd Place in the “Representing the West” show at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo, CO. She told us… “This exhibition showcases over 100 pieces of original artwork answering the question of what the American West means to each artist” and I’m happy to have my view, that the animals are what is most meaningful to me, represented there.

Sneak Previews for Spring Unveiling 2015!

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Spring Unveiling Arts Festival – May 1-3, 2015

Primary Elements Gallery


“Coralita”, a mermaid in bronze by Canadian sculptor, Jack Gibson has just arrived in Primary Elements Gallery. The artist and his wife will join us for Spring Unveiling. May 1-3.

LG Burger will be performing for Primary Elements Gallery

SWAF 11-2013 LG

LG Burger – Primary Elements Gallery

Heather Soderberg – new work at
Primary Elements Gallery

Heather Solderberg Phoenix Rooster Clay for Bronze

Heather Soberberg
Japanese Golden Phoenix Family
Clay for Bronze

Heather Solderberg Phoenix Rooster Clay for Bronze

Heather Soderberg
Japanese Golden Phoenix Rooster
Clay for Bronze

Here is a photo of Heather Soderberg’s newest piece.  It is a Japanese Golden Phoenix family.  The colors will be very bright and contemporary, lots of reds and greens and golds 🙂  The rooster and hopefully the rest of the family cast will be cast in bronze for Spring Unveiling 2015.  Each piece can be purchased separate or all together.

 Cannon Beach Treasure  – Spring Unveiling Event


Cannon Beach Treasure

Mark your calendars!  The 15th Annual Spring Unveiling is set for May 1-3, 2015.  Run away to Cannon Beach for the weekend and join us as we unveil our exciting new collections.  Here at Cannon Beach Treasure you will have first pick of….

  • Glittering Silver Ecu’s (the size of a silver dollar), all that remains of the French vessel Le Chameau, which wrecked on the shores of Nova Scotia in 1725
  • Our extensive collection of rare trade beads – including the New World’s first trade beads brought by the earliest Spanish Explorers in the early 1500’s, and the coveted 7-layer Italian Chevron beads traded both here in through North America, including the Pacific Northwest, as well as in Africa.  And, my favorites, early Dutch wound annulars in the rarest colors!
  • An exclusive private collection of 1715 Fleet shipwreck Pieces of Eight in celebration of the 300th Anniversary of the 1715 Fleet – Robert can bezel one of these rare pieces to your specifications
  • Hand-hammered Frankish-Greco Crusader coins (as seen on History Channel’s Curse of Oak Island) stunning examples of medieval silver pieces bearing the Crusaders Cross

And, of course, many other fascinating artifacts, including “just arrived” apothecary and poison bottles from our diggers in England and Scotland – many in beautiful kelly green and cobalt blue.


Cannon Beach Treasure

Love Sea Glass? Then Spring Unveiling is for You!And… of course, for my Sea Glass fans, Spring Unveiling is when I put out the rarest sea glass found by my dedicated hunters during the Winter season – the best time to find the rarest of the rare – red, turquoise, Amberina and the elusive art glass sea glass will all be on display.If you’d like to receive a preview email with pictures of the rare pieces in your favorite color, please email me at, and I will add you to my list!


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