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Cannon Beach Gallery Group is now on Facebook

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The Cannon Beach Gallery Group now has a Facebook page.

We hope to see you there!


New Don Dahlke Paintings at Bronze Coast Gallery

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Don Dahlke just delivered 2 paintings custom painted specifically for Bronze Coast Gallery! He is doing a series of the Oregon Coast in the style of his famous Mexican and Caribbean scenes. Beautiful…

Dahlke "Catch of the Day" 14" x 16"

Dahlke “Catch of the Day”
14″ x 16″

Dahlke "The Artist Within" 20" x 30"

Dahlke “The Artist Within”
20″ x 30″

New Painting by Jeffrey Hull

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"Sunset Shore" by Jeffrey Hull

“Sunset Shore” by Jeffrey Hull

I started this watercolor several months ago as a demonstration for the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. While I don’t teach or offer workshops for artists I do answer questions and reveal techniques and secrets readily when I’m in my gallery. A frequently asked question is how do you get the appearance of sparkle in your watercolors? In this case I used Holbein Gold mixed in with other pigment because when applied very thinly it communicates “salty air” so appropriate for a painting of the setting sun along the pacific coast.
This painting sat partially completed in my studio where I would see if often as I waited for the right moment to finish it. Probably the most common question artists are asked is how long did it take you to paint that? In this case it literally took months.
Quiet peaceful sunsets always inspire me but capturing their brilliance and purity is challenging even after 40 years of painting watercolor.

Original Framed Watercolor 33 ½” x 41 ½” $3,500 – Image 23” x 31 ½” All Rights Reserved

Current Exhibition – White Bird Gallery

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Christopher Mathie

Mixed Media Paintings

November 7 thru January 5


"Intuition" by Christopher Mathie

“Intuition” by Christopher Mathie

"Sharp Horizon" by Christopher Mathie

“Sharp Horizon” by Christopher Mathie

view exhibit online:

White Bird Gallery

251 N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR



Winter All Juried Show

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February, 2015 With Guest Curator, Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson

The Cannon Beach Arts Association is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, the curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum, as the guest curator for the Winter All Juried Show.  A steward of the art scene in the Northwest, Laing-Malcolmson promises to be a dynamic curator and a great draw for artists from across the region.

The Winter All Juried Show will run from February 4 – March 1, 2015.  The Submission date for artists to drop up to three original pieces of artwork to the Cannon Beach Gallery will be Friday, January 30 between 10 am – 4 pm.
The curatorial process will happen on Saturday, January 31 during the morning hours. Artwork that is not accepted into the exhibit will be available to pick up starting Saturday afternoon between 2 pm – 4 pm and on Sunday, February 1 between 10 am – 4 pm.

The opening Artist’s reception will be held the following weekend, Saturday, February 7, 2015. Laing- Malcolmson will be on hand during the artist’s reception to meet artists and patrons.

A Seattle native, Malcolmson has spent most of her life in the region. As the Northwest curator at PAM, she curated a solo exhibits each year for the museum’s APEX program, which highlights artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. In addition, every two years, she’ll assemble the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, a group show that focuses on the work of several regional artists.

The Juried Show Program has received a grant from Cannon Beach’s Tourism and Arts Fund to help facilitate the program.

Peter Greaver & Carl Annala at the Cannon Beach Gallery

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December 21 – January 25, 2015

Artist’s Reception:  Saturday, January 3, 5-7 pm

Fary Tea & Craft Party:  Sunday, January 4, 2-4 pm

The winner of the 2014 Individual Artist Grant, Peter Greaver, will present his year-long project in an exhibition that opens on December 21 with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, January 3 from 5-7 pm. The exhibit will run until January 25, 2015.

Greaver has spent the last year exploring the hidden world of fairies in a reflection on the mystical aspects of the natural world. Greaver will show a collection of Fairy Houses and mixed media work, two-dimensional work.

“Raised in a family of artists, I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon. Many of my earliest drawings are images of elves and fairies,” Greaver explains about his early inspiration for the project that he has been working on for the last year.

“These fairy houses are inspired by Victorian fairy painting and vintage children’s books, as well as older folklore. I am also inspired by old Chinese spirit houses; miniature houses where the spirit of ancestors were welcomed and remembered,” Greaver writes in his artist statement.

Painter Carl Annala will be exhibiting a series of paintings of the forest as a personal cathedral to accompany Greaver’s work.

“The forest is a cathedral and my heaven lies in the quiet wreckage of the forest. In the forest I see echoes of the modern world; networks, collapse, growth, fruit and homes. I look with a modern painter’s eye to find powerful compositions to photograph in the most chaotic areas of the forest. Being a student of both Lucinda Parker and Christie Wyckoff, I see their marks in me now, I stand one foot in a pile of minute twigs an the other in a heap of thick paint, pushing photography towards abstract expressionism, pushing painting towards neo-post-impressionism,” Carl Annala writes of his latest body of work.

Funds were received from U. S. Bank’s charitable giving grant program for the Columbia Pacific Region to sponsor the Individual Artist Grant show as an Exhibit Underwriter.


Peter Greaver

“Autumn” by Peter Greaver

Carl Annala

“Path to the Cathedral Tree” by Carl Annala

Glimpses: the 28th Annual Miniatures Show

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Cannon Beach Gallery

opens November 7, 2014
Collectors Preview Party, Friday, November 7 from 6 -8 pm
Artist’s Reception, Saturday, November 8 from 5-8 pm
Jeweler’s Showcase, Sunday, November 9, 10 am – 3 pm

The 28th Annual Miniatures Show, Glimpses, will open on Friday, November 7 with special events planned to coincide with Stormy Weather Arts Festival. The featured artists for the show are basket makers Donna Sakamoto Crispin, and Kathleen Kanas. In addition, the Miniatures Show is a juried exhibition that features artwork in all media created by artists from across the Northwest. This year’s guest curator is Jennifer Zika of the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery.

On Friday night, the CBAA will kick off the Stormy Weather Arts Festival with a Collectors Preview Party from 6-8 pm with guest curator Zika and artist Donna Sakamoto-Crispin. This is a great opportunity for serious buyers to come in and see the show at the beginning of this busy arts festival weekend while getting a chance to meet the curator and featured artists in an intimate setting.

On Saturday night, November 8,  there will be an open Artist’s Reception from 5-8 pm which will celebrate the artists whose work was selected for Glimpses.  Light appetizers and refreshments will be served, this is a free event open to the public.

On Sunday, November 9, there will be a Jeweler’s Showcase featuring local Cannon Beach and Manzanita artists from 10 am- 2 pm.

Featured artist, Donna Sakamoto Crispin, is known for her work both in natural materials and using wire to crochet vessels.  Since 1986, Donna Sakamoto Crispin has been creating contemporary baskets that incorporate Pacific Northwest indigenous techniques, Japanese aesthetics, and materials and inspiration from the natural world. Her work ranges from baskets of handmade paper and cedar bark to life-size figures woven from willow branches. To master traditional techniques, Sakamoto Crispin attends workshops by Japanese and aboriginal instructors. “The influence from other cultures isn’t something I take lightly,” says Sakamoto Crispin, a third-generation Japanese American. “I try to be respectful.”

Sakamoto Crispin hand-gathers about 80 percent of her basketry materials. She grows several willow species in her garden for the twigs, and she harvests leaves from daylily and iris plants. Weaving materials fill two bedrooms of her Eugene, Oregon, home.

Jennifer Zika is the current Director at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, where she has served in that position since the fall of 2000.

As director, Zika is a liason for Oregon artists, clientele, and a staff of approximately 100 volunteers who help operate the gallery and greet the public. The gallery showcases some 250 artists and presents 3 large shows each year, in addition to various events to educate the patrons and volunteers about the artists’ work.

Prior to moving to Oregon, Jennifer worked as a manager and district manager for The Limited Inc. in San Francisco, New York city, and for a short while in Portland. She was a volunteer for SFMOMA in the photography department for several years when she resided in San Francisco, working on various projects to help organize components of their photography collection.


Donna Sakamoto-Crispin












Georgia Gerber in Southwest Art Magazine

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Noted Bronze Sculptor Georgia Gerber is featured in the September issue of Southwest Art Magazine.

Featured works include Turtle & Rabbit , Colt & Turtle & Otter Moon 11. In the two page spread on the artist. Otter Moon 11 is pictured in clay. It will be cast in bronze just in time for Cannon Beach’s 27th Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival beginning November 7th. See a slide show of the foundry process by the artist November 7th at 5pm at Northwest by Northwest Gallery.
The sculptor defines many of our favorite NW Public Places like Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square or Rachel the Pig for the Pike Place Market .

"Otter Moon" by Georgia Gerber at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

“Otter Moon 11″ by Georgia Gerber at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

"Turtle Rabbit" by Georgia Gerber at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

“Turtle & Rabbit” by Georgia Gerber at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

Northwest By Northwest Gallery
232 N Spruce
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
503 436 0741. 800 494 0741

Celebrate sculpture and watercolor at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

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Ivan McLean sculpture at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

Ivan McLean sculpture at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

Sculpture and watercolor are celebrated on Saturday September 6 from 2 to 5p at Northwest By Northwest Gallery. Public sculptor Ivan McLean has just installed a 108″ foot stainless steel sphere in Newport Beach California. Mclean is one of ten sculptors selected nationally for the Sculpture Park. His public sculpture can be seen throughout Portland from the Pearl District to the Nines Hotel & The New Seasons markets. Meet the sculptor Saturday September 6. He will share a slide show of his sculpture from 2 to 3p. From private home & garden to public sculpture Ivan McLean defines our NW landscape.

Kirk Lybecker is a nationally recognized watercolorist who has been featured on OPB TV Oregon Art Beat. His paintings are in numerous prestigious collections including Yale university & University of Oregon. His style has been honed over three decades and is in numerous prestigious private collections across the country. He will give an informal talk on Saturday September 6 between 3 & 4.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery
232 N Spruce
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
503 436 0741. 800 494 0741

DragonFire Gallery 13th Anniversary Sale

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July 12th, 2001 was our opening reception, and the 13th was our first full day of business.

In honor of our 13 years, we are offering a customer appreciation discount of 13% on any purchases made this weekend over $250! This includes phone orders.

Thank you for your support of DragonFire Gallery over the years. We wouldn’t be here without you!

Eeva, Marsha, Lotte, Diane and Cathy

Bronze Sculptures by Rodd Ambroson at Bronze Coast Gallery

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"Morning Song" by Rod Ambroson at Bronze Coast Gallery

“Morning Song” by Rod Ambroson at Bronze Coast Gallery

Oregon artist Rodd Ambroson was recently selected for a show titled Portraying the Human Spirit at the prestigious Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont. Two bronze sculptures by Ambroson will be featured: ‘Morning Song’ and ‘Dawning of the Day’. Both sculptures are figurative, depicting women in poses of contemplation and tranquility. Ambroson’s background as a medical illustrator gives his work anatomical accuracy while engaging the senses, mind, and heart.

The Bennington Center for the Arts is a non-profit full-spectrum art center built by philanthropist Bruce Laumeister. The Bennington is known for holding some of the finest art exhibitions in the country.

In its 20th year, Bronze Coast Gallery has become one of the Oregon Coast’s premiere fine art galleries. Specializing in limited edition bronze sculpture, the gallery was opened by Kim Barnett in 1993 after more than a decade spent operating a large art foundry in eastern Oregon. The focus of the Bronze Coast Gallery is to provide education in sculpture and the in depth process of bronze casting. The gallery also spotlights the finest in original painting, photography and giclee reproductions, and features more than thirty award-winning regional, national and international artists.
Bronze Coast Gallery is located in The Landing at 224 North Hemlock Street in the heart of scenic Cannon Beach, 90 minutes west of Portland on the northwest Oregon coast. Open daily from 10am to 6pm and by appointment.

Awards at 2014 Plein Air & More

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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.

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