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G E O R G E V E T T E R F O T O A R T – Portraiture

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Plan now for a family portrait for the Holidays. Or for this year’s family reunion. Large groups or just you or the two of you.

Sitting charges vary by the number of people. Up to 2 people $100. Each additional person $15, with a maximum of $200. A variety of poses are shot and the setting can vary. You have the option of purchasing all images at full resolution on disk for $200 or prints can be ordered starting at $28 for a 5×7. Prices drop with each print ordered. Canvas pricing is available upon request.

Matting and framing are available. Packing and shipping are billed at cost.

The camera is a 12.4 MP Nikon D3s. Printing is with Epson printers, papers and inks. The website is George’s photos are also featured throughout

George Vetter FotoArt
231 N Hemlock, Box 164
Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Featured visual artist in June is Sheila Evans.

Featured visual artist in June is Sheila Evans.

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Sheila Evans pastels are beautiful , lyrical and sensitive…her subtle , intuitive sense of color makes me think of Turner or Constable-or the hues you hear in a Yo-Yo Ma cello solo”. Ben Mitchell, Senior Curator of Art, Northwest Museum of Art & Culture
Congratulations to Sheila as she has just sold a work for the permanent museum collection of the pastel museum in France after she received the Award for Creativity from the Saint Aulaye’s Pastels Salon International. The museum is named for the town Saint Aulaye,
Dordogne, France. Sheila holds signature membership with the Pastel Society of America and the Northwest Pastel Society. All works are presented to museum archival standard.
Sheila uses soft pastel on archival paper . Iridescent effects emerge as she builds layer upon layer, alternating cool and warm tones. Her paintings are all original, one of a kind works- never a reproduction of any kind.
Northwest By Northwest Gallery Celebrates 25 Years of Original Works by Regional Masters.

New exhibits launch Spring Season at White Bird Gallery

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“The Printed Image”
“Annual Ceramics Invitational”
MARCH 17 – APRIL 30, 2012

White Bird Gallery begins the spring season with complementary exhibitions featuring ceramics and printmaking by artists who use both traditional and experimental techniques.

“The Printed Image” includes work by Liza Jones who is know for her skillful etchings and drypoints of landscape, figurative and animal subjects. Natural scenes also inspire etchings by Marsha Mello and Michael DiBitetto. Bill Schlegel’s psychologically charged monotypes combine unique collage elements and Marcy Baker’s botanical inspired designs also fuse monotype and collage. Arleigh Wood and Julia Gardner both utilize photographic imagery to create mixed media compositions. Two new artists complete the show, Sarah Lippold who uses monoprinting to evoke subtleties of the landscape and Paul Gentry who’s detailed wood engravings capture both natural and urban scenes.

This years Ceramics Invitational includes Jan Rentenaar’s sculptures inspired by folklore and legends from around the world as well as the popular sculptures of Robin & John Gumaelius who incorporate welded steel into their imaginative figurative and bird forms. New artist Eric Boos will be introduced with his playful biomorphic vessels dubbed “Almost Edible”. Cindy Searles creates functional wares with flora and fauna motifs while gallery artists Larry Halvorsen and Karl Yost both create sculptural vessels and ceramic wall relief pieces.

White Bird Gallery show information.

New this year: “Art from the Chef’s Table”

New this year: “Art from the Chef’s Table”

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Chefs from these Cannon Beach restaurants have been inspired to create a special “Spring Unveiling” weekend addition to their menu, based upon a work of art they have selected from our galleries. Detailed descriptions will be available at the galleries and restaurants during the weekend.

Restaurant Gallery Partner
Basket Case Coffee George Vetter FotoArt
Bella Espresso DragonFire Studio & Gallery
The Bistro Cannon Beach Gallery
Bruce’s Candy Bronze Coast Gallery
Castaways Modern Villa Gallery
Chocolate Café Jewelry by Sharon Amber,
Bronze Coast Gallery,
Northwest By Northwest Gallery,
Haystack Gallery
Crepe Neptune Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Driftwood Jeffrey Hull Gallery
EVOO Cooking School Jeffrey Hull Gallery, Icefire Glassworks
Fishes Sushi and Japanese Cuisine White Bird Gallery
Fultano’s Pizza Haystack Gallery
Irish Table Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Lazy Susan DragonFire Studio & Gallery
Local Grill & Scoop Jewelry by Sharon Amber
Lumberyard Bronze Coast Gallery
Morris’s Fireside Heritage Gallery Fine Art & Framing
Newmans at 988 Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Pizza a’fetta George Vetter FotoArt
Seasons Deli Primary Elements Gallery
Bald Eagle Coffee Cannon Beach Gallery
Stephanie Inn Icefire Glassworks
Sweet Basils Primary Elements Gallery
Wayfarer Modern Villa Gallery

New works by Melissa Cooper and Mark Gatewood at Bronze Coast Gallery

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Bronze Coast Gallery announces the arrival of several new works by two relative newcomers to the gallery, Mark Gatewood and Melissa Cooper.

Cooper sculpts wildlife with a focus on birds. ‘Aspen and Blues 2’ is a bronze vessel with four blue birds clinging to aspen branches encircling the vase. Cooper also delivered three smaller bronzes that are superb representations of a wren, a chickadee, and a vireo. Cooper believes that facial features and detail are the key to infusing the animal with spirit and personality.

Gatewood delivered two new paintings, ‘Detour’ and ‘Elusive’, both done with acrylics and resin on curved wood frames. He incorporates this sculptural aspect to his paintings, using three dimensional casts of industrial resin painted in layers and applied to the surface of the structure, creating a very dramatic and involving visual experience.

Special “Whimsy” April Art Exhibition at Haystack Gallery

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CANNON BEACH , OREGON – Haystack Gallery, celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, has set aside the month long April Exhibition for their “Whimsical” artists: Bishop/Cowdery, Sonya Paz, Sue Howells, and Bart DeGraaf.

Melinda Cowdery and Lynn Bishop have been friends as well as professional artists for 25 years. The whimsical mixed media wall pieces, each hand made in acrylics and enameled glass on wood and metal represents their combined efforts.

Sonya Paz. Creating a new direction in the Pop Art…movement through her exuberant use of color and playful forms. Bold shapes and vibrant colors leap off her canvases, while her images explode in an energetic and wildly whimsical style.Sonya has a passion for Modern Art, Pop Art, Cubism, Modernism and Surrealism.

Sue Howells has been active in the market place for several years, and now has a reputation as one of the top selling artists in the UK, providing work for Harrods and John Lewis, as well as for galleries abroad – from the USA to New Zealand.

Bart DeGraaf was born in Chicago , received his BFA from Denver and recently moved to Portland where he fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. “I find the act of painting to be euphoric. I have a passion for color, texture, movement and design. The imagery I use is pulled from my surrounding, experiences and my imagination.”

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Bronze Coast Gallery Welcomes New Member to the Breakfast Club

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Bronze Coast Gallery welcomes ‘Magic Hands’, a paws-up, personality packed raccoon cast in bronze by nationally acclaimed artist Joshua Tobey. Magic Hands is the latest addition to Tobey’s ‘Breakfast Club’ series, a collection of animals including a wolf, a bear, and a bobcat. The animals are adversaries as much as friends who get together to socialize, tell stories, and tease each other. “My goal is to tell the human story using wildlife,” Tobey said. “Whether the sculpture is large or small, I want the animal to make eye contact with the viewer. I want them to be invited into the story. It’s no accident that the animals often tell us something about ourselves.”
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Haystack Gallery & Sea Ranch Resort February Art & Spa Special

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CANNON BEACH , OREGON – Haystack Gallery , celebrating our 35th Anniversary this year, will feature the annual “Heart to Heart” Exhibition for the entire month of February.

This year we have added two new aspects to the exhibition; eight of our artists have created original small art pieces all of which will sell for $99. We are also doing a special promotion with the Sundance Wellness Center at the Sea Ranch Resort .

Featured Artists
Small paintings by Janis Ellison, Sean Conrad, Sally O’Neill, John Ebner, Jenni Lee, Michael David Sorensen, Reba Owen and ceramic masks by Jeff Zigulis. These original pieces themed “Heart to Heart”, are limited to a few from each artist, 6″ x 6″ or smaller, and will be available only for the month of February.

Among the originals are: couples or families walking the beach, birds cuddled on a wire, romantic landscapes and colorful florals which awaken feelings in all of us. Our artists for the month have captured the feelings of love and affection in some very special original pieces, and for only $99.

Special Promotion
As an added feature to our annual “Heart to Heart” exhibition, Haystack Gallery in partnership with the Sundance Wellness Center at the Sea Ranch Resort, has a special promotion from Feb. 6th – 19th.

When you buy an original “Heart to Heart” painting/mask for $99 at Haystack Gallery, you will receive a coupon to the Sundance Wellness Center at the Sea Ranch Resort for their special “Couples Spa” package: One hour massage for two, two hour sauna for two, plus wine and cheese all for only $160.

For those staying at the Sea Ranch Resort, when they purchase the above “Couples Spa” package they will receive a coupon for Haystack Gallery that allows them to purchase one Heart to Heart piece, and a second one for 30% off.

Saturday the 11th
A few days before Valentine’s Day, Haystack Gallery will have a special reception of Champagne and chocolates in the gallery from 3:00 – 6:00pm.

About Haystack Gallery
A Fine Art Gallery established in 1977, Haystack Gallery displays the artwork of over 75 Northwest, national and internationally recognized artists, covering a wide range of styles including original oils, pastels, acrylics and watercolors, bronze and steel sculptures, hand-made jewelry, limited and open edition giclées and lithographs. We feature artists such as: Steve Hanks, Pino, John Ebner, Frogman, Rie Munoz, Sean Conrad, Mike Smith, Sally O’Neill and Michael Tieman.

For more information contact Haystack Gallery at PO Box 12, Cannon Beach , OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-2547; Email:

2012 Spring Unveiling Gallery Schedule

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Gallery Artists Event
Friday, May 4
11:00 a.m.-5 p.m. White Bird Lina DiVenere Jewelry trunk show
3:00 p.m. Jeffrey Hull Jeffrey Hull Demonstration of techniques used to create newest coast-inspired work.
3:00-4:00 p.m. Northwest By Northwest Nelson Davis Demo by OPB featured assemblage sculptor
3:00-5:00 p.m. Primary Elements Marianne Post Pastel Demonstration
4:00 p.m. Haystack Michael Tieman Unveiling new paintings of Italy, followed by Italian style reception.
4:00-5:00 p.m. Primary Elements Paul Van Etten Demo of Recycled Art
Northwest By Northwest Georgia Gerber Introducing new bronze sculptures
4:00-6:00 p.m. IceFire Glassworks Michelle Kaptur Discussion of sources of inspiration for new creations.  Refreshments and wine served in cups made by Michelle.
5:00 p.m. Bronze Coast Scott Peck Discussion of how he combines the technical with aesthetics to create his floral photos Light artist’s reception follows.
5:00 p.m. Jeffrey Hull Jeffrey Hull Artist Reception
5:00-6:00 p.m. Northwest By Northwest Alisa Looney Introduction of new sculptures
5;00-7:00 p.m. Primary Elements Gary Fenske Demo of painting with black light. Live music, featuring LG on keyboard Light refreshments
Saturday, May 5
9:00 -10:00.a.m. IceFire Glassworks Jim Kingwell, Suzanne Kindland, Michelle Kaptur Breakfast Reception catered by Waves of Grain
10:00 a.m. DragonFire Anne Anderson Unveiling of dyes on silk
Anton Pavlenko Unveiling of latest works in oil
Surprise third artist
10:30 a.m. IceFire Glassworks Michell Kaptur Unveiling  on new water color landscape series and demonstration of her glass blowing techniques
11:00 a.m. Cannon Beach Gallery Linda Piacentini-Yaple Handmade book artist will talk about her newest projects
11:30 a.m. Northwest By Northwest Christopher Burkett Unveiling of new traditional fine art color photography
Eric Jacobsen Unveiling of new plein air oil paintings
Noon George Vetter FotoArt George Vetter Unveiling of new work and introduction of new portraiture offerings
1:00 p.m. White Bird Scott Johnson Unveiling on newest paintings
Joshua Rodine New glass sculpture
Barry McAlister New ceramic vessels
1:30 p.m. Bronze Coast Don Rambadt Unveiling of new stylized avian sculpture
2:00 p.m. Modern Villa David Wight Unveiling of his latest interpretations of waves in blown glass
Julie Marcum Unveiling of new “wave” paintings
2:30 p.m. Heritage Gallery Cassandra Barney Unveiling of newest work
3:00 p.m. Primary Elements Michael Parkes, Greg Congleton and Jeffrey Mann Unveiling of new works
3:30 p.m. Jewelry by Sharon Amber Sharon Amber Unveiling of newest work
Michael Lorenzini Unveiling of newest paintings
4:00 p.m. Jeffrey Hull Jeffrey Hull Unveiling of newest paintings
4:30 p.m. Haystack Rogene Manas, Mike Schlicting, Mike Orias Unveiling of new works from these contemporary artists
5:00-7:00 p.m. DragonFire Featured artists Anne Anderson and Anton Pavlenko, plus other gallery artists Reception with live music and food
White Bird Scott Johnson, Lina DiVenere, Josh Rodine, Barry McAlister Artists’ reception
5:00-8:00 p.m. Jeffrey Hull Jeffrey Hull 25th Anniversary Reception featuring Dave Stassens-Gypsy Jazz
Haystack Rogene Manas, Mike Schlicting Mike Orias Artists’ Reception
Primary Elements Gallery artists Artists’ reception catered by Season’s Café Live music with Richard T o Guitar and Ray Coffee on Sax
6:00-8:00 p.m. Bronze Coast Scott Peck Unveiling followed by reception with live music by Bend musician Rob Fincham
Modern Villa David Wight, David Jonathan Marshall and Julie Marcum Artists’ Reception
Cannon Beach Gallery Linda Piancentini-Yaple Beth L. Robinson plus works from 40 regional artists Artists reception
Northwest By Northwest Gallery Artists 25th Anniversary Celebration and artists’ reception featuring Bobcat Bob Jazz and Blues Guitar.  $5 donation for annual fundraiser benefiting the Food Bank. Featuring Sineann Winery with Patrick McElligott
Sunday, May 6
10:00 a.m. Bronze Coast Don Rambadt Presentation including native wild birds from the Wildlife Center of the North Coast.Discussion of wildlife issues and conservation.
11:00  a.m.-Noon Primary Elements David Williams Bowl turning demonstration on deck
Anne Waters Acrylic painting demonstration
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. DragonFire Gallery artists Light brunch reception, music and food
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. White Bird Lina DiVenere Jewelry trunk show
12:30 p.m. Northwest By Northwest Lillian Pitt Discussion of newest work
1:00 p.m. Jeffrey Hull Jeffrey Hull Demonstration of techniques used to create newest work.

Bronze Coast Gallery Artists Selected for National Sculpture Society Exhibition

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Bronze Coast Gallery is proud to announce that several artists represented by the gallery have works selected by the National Sculpture Society to appear in an on-line exhibition entitled “LOVE”. Sculptures in the show include ‘Nesting Pair’ by Victoria Parsons, ‘Panther’s Pride’ by Rosetta, and ‘To Love Is To Be’ by Martin Eichinger. These three sculptures can currently be viewed at Bronze Coast Gallery. LOVE is part of National Sculpture Society’s continuing series of on-line exhibitions. The show explores the many facets of love and its expressions and is a timely exhibition for upcoming Valentine’s Day.



Visit George Vetter FotoArt In Our New Showcase Gallery

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Come celebrate the New Year, and our seventh anniversary in Cannon Beach at our new expanded gallery. We showcase beautiful photographs of the Oregon Coast, the Great NorthWest, and many other states in our Land Of The Free, and Home Of The Brave, as well as some familiar highlights of historic Europe. Take advantage of our special Winter pricing on in-stock images.

George Vetter FotoArt




The Annual Volunteer Show at the Cannon Beach Gallery

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December 9 – January 2, 2011/2012
Artist Reception: Saturday, December 3, 6-8 P.M.

The Cannon Beach Gallery will host its annual Volunteer Show from December 9-January 2, 2012 with an opening reception on Saturday, December 10 from 6-8pm.

The Cannon Beach Gallery is a program of the non-profit Cannon Beach Arts Association, and as such it relies on a group of dedicated volunteers to assist with operations throughout the year. Many of these volunteers are also artists, jewelers and photographers.

The Volunteer Show is a way of showcasing the talents of our Docent Staff, Gallery Committee Members, as well as members of the Board of Directors in a group show that will feature original art work in a variety of media.

Included in this years exhibit will be jeweler Elizabeth Pattison, a long time Cannon Beach artist in residence who works at the Gallery year round as a Docent. In addition, Bonny Gorsuch, whose lively assemblages and fabric collages always tell a story (sometimes one which is literally spelled out in Scrabble tiles) will have work on display. Gorsuch is also a long time Docent at the Gallery (ten years and running) and received the CBAA’s Individual Artist Grant in 2009 for a project entitled “Random Scraps of Fabric.”

In addition, the impressive etchings of Liza Jones and Paul Miller will be on display. Both Manzanita artists help with hanging exhibits throughout the year and Jones is instrumental to the success of the Gallery Committee.

Not to be left behind, several members of the CBAA’s Board of Director’s will also be displaying work including photographer Don Frank and the watercolor painter, Ireta Sitts-Graube.

There promises to be a lot of variety in the exhibit, including the popular felted creations of Jessica Sund, whose fingerless gloves have been flying out the Gallery doors this fall. In addition, the exquisite jewelry designs of Susie Frances Aoki will be on display, along with more traditional fine art pieces by such talented painters as Janet Bland and Barbara Temple Ayres.

For more information see the Cannon Beach Gallery web site.

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