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15th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival – May 1-3, 2015

15th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival – May 1-3, 2015

Description
Painting by David Jonathan Marshall at Modern Villa Gallery

The members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group invite you to play along the shores of Cannon Beach and in the varied and beautiful galleries of our town. Nestled between the wild ocean and the coastal mountains Cannon Beach offers art and craft ranging from the playful to the sublime. On May 1, 2 & 3, each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveiling demos and receptions take place all weekend long, making this event an unparalleled experience for the art lover.

2015 Spring Unveiling Schedule

2015 Chef’s Table

 

2015 Spring Unveiling Gallery Listings!

 

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Archimedes Gallery

"Wave" by David Rice David Rice

Growing up in Colorado’s mountains, David has a special connection with the natural landscape. Its inhabitants are his primary subject matter. Melding together the organic with the human-engineered speaks to how instead of only a natural world existing, or one that is manmade, the two can coexist harmoniously if the dominant party yields to this cohesive existence.  A balance is needed for both parties to survive.

"End of the Trail" by Josh Keyes Josh Keyes

Inspired by 18th and 19th century aesthetics and philosophy, Josh paints animals in a style reminiscent of anatomical diagrams. However, he doesn’t place his animal subjects in their natural settings; rather, they are often in peril, displaced from their natural ecosystems into dioramic fantastical situations. He acknowledges that themes of migration and displacement frequently reflect his preoccupation with global climate change and the human impact on nature.

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Kelly Vivanco

Currently living in her native California, Kelly Vivanco has been painting and drawing since childhood and holds a BFA with honors from LCAD. Working in many mediums, she enjoys setting whimsy to work upon natural enigmas and pulls inspiration from the natural and imagined world, vintage photographs, literature, and the idiosyncrasies of dreams.

"Hiking Stop" by Hans Schiebold

Hans Schiebold

Hans came to the US from Freiberg, Germany to study at Hartford Art School University in Hartford, CT  where he received his Masters of Fine Arts.  He then becoming professor of fine arts at Wesleyan University in CT. During this period he was actively involved in the New York abstract art scene of the ’70′s, where his paintings were displayed in over ten major east coast museums. and also featured in several int’l museum shows.

"Poised for Success" by Linda Prokop

Linda Prokop

Linda chooses to depict the human form on an emotional level in a simplified, abstract manner. She believes that to isolate the essence of an emotion or event is the most powerful form of expression. She frequently downplays the issue of gender to place a greater emphasis on the power of the human spirit and portray equality among its members. The most exciting outcome of this imagery is that it becomes cross-cultural and universal in meaning.

"Family Portrait" by Shirley Gittelsohn

Shirley Gittlesohn

Shirley has been painting in Oregon for more than five decades, crafting a career that celebrates her passion for painting and her love of her family – all manifesting in her work. Now struggling with macular degeneration, she continues to paint. The gallery will feature “Shirley Gittlelsohn: A Retrospective,” honoring the work of this long-standing member of the Oregon Arts Community.

"Red Orchard" by Ann Cavanaugh

Ann Cavanaugh

Ann has truly found her medium in fused glass. For over ten years she has expressed her love of color, light and nature with a depth and complexity made possible by building layers of glass into translucent images of amazing emotional power.Her work ranges from realistic snowy woods scenes to abstract pieces of urban energy. Ann says, “Working with glass brings together science and discovery. Pushing the limits  continues to challenge and interest me. When I open the kiln, the anticipation is like a child’s eagerness at Christmas – the wonder of it all.”

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Chuck Gumpert

 Chuck creates bold, light filled mixed media canvases. Adept at both abstract expressionist and figurative imagery, Chuck’s main focus for the festival will be digging deeper into his passion for abstraction. For fans of his figurative work, he will also present new works in his ongoing Beachcomber Series.  In the artist’s own words, “Painting is transportation into another world…the canvas tells me where to go and the colors and tools are the vehicle to get there.” His work all shares a common thread, “exploring color, light, energy and emotion in a way that communicates.”

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Elena Markova

Elena is descended from a long line of artists and craftsmen. Originally from a charming town in Northern Russia, renowned for its churches, cathedrals and folk art painted in vibrant colors, she was raised to appreciate art and to love the natural beauty, history and folk tale mythology of her homeland. These early influences, combined with a deep love of family, have formed the basis of an extraordinary artistic journey.In addition to unveiling new work, she will display the symbolic heart of her paintings: the sacred ceramic sculptures of her native Kargopol.  These hand-painted figures and their stories have forged the deepest of influences on the artist throughout her life.

Icefire Glassworks

"Zinger" by Jim Kingwell

Jim Kingwell

 What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim, who has been playing with fire for 41 years. Jim’s chemistry teacher’s observations about reality inspired him to enroll in art classes, so it is fitting that melting glass requires a grounding in both chemistry and physics. His Icefire Glassworks logo incorporates the alchemical symbols for Earth, Air, Fire and Water, honoring the obvious linkage of art and science. From that, beautiful pieces of blown glass emerge that seduce the senses and stimulate the spirit.

"Tiger Bowl" by Suzanne Kindland

Suzanne Kindland 

Suzanne was not reared to be a glass artist. It was her connection to the dream world that led her to become one at the age of 38. There were always hints, persistent nudges that would not be ignored, from favorite childhood words (horizon, crucible) to a vision of dancing in flames that led her to Cannon Beach and propelled her into the passionate world of soft molten glass. Inspired by the places she has lived, Suzanne makes blown glass pieces that express Nature in the tangled patterns of woodlands, the stark horizons of deserts, and the mysteries of deep water.

"Water Color Series" by Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon

Mark began blowing glass in 2003.  His first experience with the medium was at Icefire Glassworks, and he now lives and works in Bend, Oregon.  His current body of work is focused on blending colors and balancing them with individual forms.  The challenge of combining colors in different ways, and working with a hot and fluid medium, keeps every day of working with glass new and exciting.

"Cosmos Series 51" by Raphael

Robert Tamis “Raphael”

Robert creates his bronze sculptures, fine jewelry, photography, and  glass works under the name “Raphael.”He became enchanted with glass after visiting Icefire Glassworks where he suddenly realized that he could incorporate glass into sculptured silver or gold pieces, expanding the range of what he could achieve.  After seeing a demonstration of painting with glass at Bullseye Gallery in Portland he further realized that he could create a 3rd dimension by layering painted images upon painted images. He says, “Glass is so wonderful to work with – it is a constant mystery in motion.”

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

"Rhododendrons Gone Wile" by Jeff Hull

Jeffrey Hull

Jeffrey began his painting career more than 40 years ago in Cannon Beach, and it is from its coastline that he draws his inspiration. Today he is widely known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, controlling the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he has returned to painting in oil as well, and is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge. His deep love for the area is clearly seen in his original paintings and prints.

Modern Villa Gallery

"Bursting with Positivity" by Sarah Goodnough

Sarah Goodnough

This contemporary Northwest artist creates expressive art that reflects the beauty and mystery of life. Inspired by nature and the human spirit, her paintings are distinctive visual experiences with sensitivity to mood and emotion. Now living both in Portland, and the quaint coastal town of Astoria, she finds the dichotomy between the two cities to be a great balance for her artistic imagination. She will be presenting a brand new conceptual series that adds new subject matter while combining introspection and playfulness.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

"Otter Moon II" by Georgia Gerbe

Georgia Gerber

Georgia’s bronze sculptures define many NW public spaces, including “Rachel the Pike Place Pig” in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and 25 sculptures surrounding Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. Gerber won the 2010 Cannon Beach public choice award for Sculpture Without Walls with her “Tufted Puffins”. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time using the traditional lost wax casting technique.

Cottonwood & Light by Christopher Burkett

Christopher Burkett

Studying with Ansel Adams inspired award-winning, fine art color landscape photographer Christopher Burkett to redefine color photography as Adams had defined black and white. The Washington Post says, “Burkett has achieved in Cibachrome what Eliot Porter achieved for dye-transfer or Weston for black & white”. Each handcrafted photograph is a hand printed, hand crafted fine art original, solely created by the artist.

Jeff White

Skyscapes & Landscapes in oil reflect the artists most memorable and moving experiences with nature. Jeff paints the splendor of our natural world in the Northwest in pursuit of the ethereal & atmospheric light our region is known for.

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Hazel Schlesigner

Hazel  discovered her passion for oil painting at an early age, inspired by her childhood on the Northwest coast. The shorelines, fields, and vineyards, and later the Mediterranean countryside, have supplied the scenes and subjects of her work. She paints from a palette of predominantly warm, vivid colors and large, rhythmic brush strokes, transforming landscapes into more contemporary or abstract realism.

Primary Elements Gallery

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Jack Gibson

Jack Gibson began his sculptor’s journey by creating three-dimensional bronze wildlife pieces inspired by studying creatures in their habitats. His interest in dance and the human form generated new themes, including figures rendered in bronze and silver and two-dimensional reliefs of swimming salmon.

Terri Axness

Eastern Oregon provides the inspiration for Terri’s work, using a variety of mediums including pencil, oil, acrylic, watercolor, and clay. Known primarily for her landscapes, she also paints still lifes, portraits, and decoys. Her ceramic pieces and sculpture vary from humorous to functional.

Steve Gevurtz

After a 40 year career in business, Steve Gevurtz moved to the beautiful lakeside community of Sandpoint, Idaho, to pursue his life long passion for art. He has a fascination for people and in his studio on the banks of the beautiful Lake Pend Oreille he brings the stories and emotions of his subjects to life in the flowing movements of his bronze sculptures. His work has been seen in national publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector and  in galleries in Portland, Cannon Beach, Coeur d Alene, Spokane and Santa Fe.

"Ditto 2" by Jeffry Mann

Jeffry Mann

Coming from a diverse background in construction,  Jeffrey’s true passion is designing and handcrafting fine wood furniture that is beautiful, durable and useful.  With over 20 years of woodworking experience, his specialty is in the custom design and craftsmanship of  original, one-of-a-kind pieces, developed in a close working relationship with his clients.

White Bird Gallery

Deborah DeWit 

Deb is a well-known Oregon artist who has several books published on her work. Her narrative works explore autobiographical themes and often have depictions of cats, books, people reading, and familiar landscapes inhabited by both animals and people. Many of her paintings suggest metaphors on the human experience through renditions of hands or feet used to convey an idea. Moody pathways through outdoor environments and compositions framed by looking though windows also convey her larger themes on the human experience.

Robin and John Gumaelius

Robin and John Gumaelius incorporate steel, ceramic and wood to create animated human and anamorphic, bird-like sculptures. Robin creates, through sgraffito and complex decorative glazes, the colorful surface imagery and then John adds the exquisite metal armatures that give the artwork life and transform them into kinetic sculptures.

Faryn Davis

From the mountains just west of Asheville, North Carolina, Faryn creates paintings and a line of jewelry  which encases tiny painted scenes and found ephemera such as leaves, twigs, grass, thorns, bird bones, wasp nests, feathers, and moss into resin. Each piece is individually hand painted with toothpicks and tiny brushes, embedded in layers of resin.

 

 

 

 

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Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 12-15, 2015

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 12-15, 2015

Description

Each March, the Savor Cannon Beach festival features four-days of wine tastings, culinary and arts events and a wine walk featuring dozens of Northwest wineries. It’s a community-wide festival featuring activities all around town including six festival wine tasting events showcasing Northwest wines and savory bites.

Popular festival events include the Thursday Night Throwdown, a showdown between Oregon and Washington wines varietal by varietal. Participants taste twelve select wines including two of each varietal, one from Oregon and one from Washington, then vote on their favorites to determine which state reigns supreme. Other events include the Battle of the Blends featuring four red and four white wine blends from the Northwest.

Saturday of the festival is the Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk featuring approximately 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. Other festival wine tasting events offer educational opportunities to test your knowledge and your palate in blind tastings. 

In addition to festival events, restaurants, shops, galleries and hotels offer a wide range of tasting, culinary, cultural and arts events all around town. Cannon Beach businesses participate in a Tasting Tour featuring free or low cost tastings ranging from chocolates and olive oils to specialty salts.

Festival Passes are $149 and good for all six wine tasting events, including the Saturday, March 14 Wine Walk. Individual event tickets are also available for $35 each event.  Visit savorcannonbeach.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

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SAVOR CANNON BEACH 2015 SCHEDULE OF FESTIVAL EVENTS

Below is a list of events included with your Savor Cannon Beach Festival Ticket. In addition to the official festival events, activities and events will be happening all around town at galleries, shops and restaurants. Special exhibits, tastings and wine dinners are just some examples of what will be happening during Savor Cannon Beach weekend. A complete schedule of these additional events will be included in all ticket envelopes at the Will Call table. Details are still being confirmed, so check back in for final schedule of events.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 12
5-7pm – THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN
Taste 12 wines of six different varietals, one each from Oregon and Washington, in a head-to-head battle to see what state reigns supreme as participants choose the winners. Light bites from local chefs and restaurants are also featured. Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St).

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

1-2:30pm – WINE PATHS LESS TRAVELED 
Do you Mourvedre? Taste and learn about the unique characteristics of some of the lesser-known wine varietals in the Northwest. Taste selected red and white wines in this entertaining and educational tasting with Hank and Nancy Sauer who have facilitated some of the Northwest’s largest professional wine competitions. Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St).

4:30-6:30pm – BATTLE OF THE BLENDS
Taste eight selected red and white wine blends representing the wine regions of the Northwest. We’ve also challenged five local chefs to create a bite for the event and you can choose the winner of the Battle of the Blends and the Battle of the Bites. Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St).

6:00-9:00pm – PALETTES & PALATES GALLERY and WINERY EVENT
Please join us as we participate in Palettes & Palates, an event that features a different Northwest winery pouring tastes at nine participating Cannon Beach galleries from 6-9pm.  This is an invitation only event with limited space. Contact your favorite participating gallery for your invitation.

Archimedes Gallery paired with D’Anu Wines

Bronze Coast Gallery paired with Elk Cove Winery

Jeffrey Hull Gallery paired with Willamette Valley Vineyards

Icefire Glassworks paired with Schmidt Family

Modern Villa Gallery paired with Ferraro Cella

Northwest by Northwest Gallery paired with Sineann Winery

Primary Elements paired with Amavi Cellars

Sharon Amber Jewelry paired with Walnut City Wineworks

Whitebird Gallery paired with Trio Vintners, just for this event

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

10:30am-12pm – BORDEAUX, BURGUNDY & RHONE
Taste some of the Northwest’s great red and white wines with roots in France’s most famous wine regions with Northwest wine writer Andy Perdue, founder of Wine Press Northwest Magazine who now operates Great Northwest Wine (greatnorthwestwine.com). Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St).

1-5pm – SAVOR CANNON BEACH WINE WALK
Taste wines from 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings as you make the rounds of Cannon Beach art galleries, shops, restaurants and hotels. Participating wineries represent the major wine growing regions in Oregon and Washington, including Willamette Valley, eastern Washington and southern Oregon. Proceeds from this event benefit the Cannon Beach Preschool & Children’s Center. Location: Check-in begins at 11am at Coaster Theatre, 108 N. Hemlock.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15
10am-Noon – SPARKLING WINE & BRUNCH BITES
Sample Northwest sparkling wines and enjoy brunch bites from Cannon Beach restaurants and bakeries, the perfect way to wrap up the festival weekend and toast new friends. Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St).

EVENT LOCATIONS: Check-in for the Saturday wine walk (beginning at 11am) is at Coaster Theatre, 108 N Hemlock in downtown Cannon Beach. All other events are located in the Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St) next to the Information Center and Cannon Beach City Park.

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Participating wineries include:
A Blooming Hill Vineyard
A to Z Wineworks
Abiqua Wind Cellars
Angel Vine
Blizzard Wines
Brandborg Vineyard & Winery
Burnt Bridge Cellars
Cathedral Ridge Winery
Cerulean Skies Winery
Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden
D’Anu Wines
Del Rio Vineyards
Elk Cove Vineyards
Eola Hills Wine Cellars
Ferraro Wines
Forest Edge Winery
Foris Vineyards Winery
Ghost Hill Cellars
Gresser Vineyard
Hip Chicks Do Wine
J. Scott Cellars
Kramer Vineyards
Locati Cellars & J&J Vintners
Lujon Wine Cellars
Maison de Glace Winery
Mia Sonatina Cellars
Northwest Cellars Winery
Pete’s Mountain Winery
Phelps Creek Vineyards
Pudding River Wine Cellars
Ruby Vineyard & Winery
Sineann Winery
Skylite Cellars
Slagle Creek Vineyard
Smasne Cellars
SuLei Cellars
TERO Estates, Flying Trout and Water Wines
Treos Wines
Trisaetum Winery & Vineyards
Utopia
Walnut City Wineworks

Primary Elements Gallery  presents Michael Tieman

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Michael Tieman will display “The Wine Thief” for the Palettes & Palates event Friday March 13th 6-9PM in Primary Elements Gallery. Pepperbridge Winery will pour their Cabernet & Merlot and Amavi Cellars will taste the Syrah and Cabernet wines. Sweet Basils Café and The Chocolate Café will provide tastes of a selection of food and chocolate to compliment the wines.

Icefire Glassworks presents Michelle Kaptur

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Michelle Kaptur

This gorgeous piece by Michelle Kaptur will be featured at Icefire Glassworks during Savor Cannon Beach, a four day culinary and arts event starting Thursday, March 12th

 

 

Primary Elements Gallery presents fine art prints showcasing the Oregon Wine – Archery Summit. 

Progressions by Eric Christensen

“Progressions” by Eric Christensen

“Progressions” is a fine art print on canvas available in 2 sizes.  Each print will have a hand sketched “Remarque” and dedication by the artist on the back. They are available for order at Primary Elements Gallery during the Savor Cannon Beach Event and the wine walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Villa Gallery will be featuring the Oregon Wine - Ferraro Cellars

Proceeds from this event benefit the Cannon Beach Preschool & Children’s Center.

Saturday 1:00 -5:00 pm:   Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk

 

 

Featured Artist for Northwest By Northwest Gallery – 2015

Oil Paintings of Hazel Schlesinger , a native of the Cannon Beach area, is a member of the prestigious American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America. Her work has appeared in Southwest Art Magazine, and the TV Series “Leverage” filmed in Portland and numerous commercials distributed worldwide. She will be a featured artist at the Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival.

Pinot by Haze Schlesinger 18" x 36"

Pinot by Haze Schlesinger 18″ x 36″

 

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Cannon Beach Treasure Savor Event

Cannon Beach Treasure Savor Event

Cannon Beach Treasure Savor Event

Irish Sea Shipwreck bottles almost 150-years-old – are you intrigued? Well you won’t want to miss Savor Cannon Beach, where we will be unveiling 25 shipwreck torpedo bottles, recovered from the bottom of the Irish Sea in 1874… and, most exciting, their corks are intact. 
 
Torpedo bottles have distinctive round, and sometimes pointed, bottoms (like ours).  Why on earth would you make a bottle with a round bottom, you ask? Well there was actually a pretty sound reason – it forced people to store the bottle on its side, which prevented the cork from drying up and the valuable liquid inside from being lost!  And yes, the rounded bottoms also strengthened the bottles, preventing them from… wait for it… exploding!
 
And why would the bottles explode? Two words – fizzy water!  Stay tuned next month to find out more about the 19th Century carbonated beverage craze, where these bottles were headed, and how they ended up at the bottom of the ocean!
 
P.S.  Robert is hard at work conserving these bottles, their amazing rainbow frosted patinas and, of course, their corks.  But, you can reserve one of these super-rare artifacts for your family. 

www.cannonbeachtreasure.com

 

Northwest By Northwest Gallery Presents:

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Savor Cannon Beach Palettes & Palates

tickets are required for this evening art & wine event

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Friday Evening March 13. 6 to 9.

Sineann Winery . Invitation Only.

 Meet artist Douglas Granum.

Painter, Public Artist & Bronze Sculptor.

for more information please email the gallery

info@nwbynwgallery.com

 

Primary Elements Gallery Presents:

 

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The platters by Portland architect and wood turner, David Williams, will be displayed at Primary Elements Gallery as part of the wine themed artwork for the event. David will also demonstrate his woodworking Sunday of the Spring Unveiling event! Stephanie, Primary Elements Gallery

PS, Janelle is “reducing” the Pinot Noir right now to make her Pinot Noir chocolates which we will serve…while supply lasts…. during our Palettes & Paletes event!

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14th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival – May 2-4, 2014

14th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival – May 2-4, 2014

Description

The members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group invite you to play along the shores of Cannon Beach and in the varied and beautiful galleries of our town. Nestled between the wild ocean and the coastal mountains Cannon Beach offers art and craft ranging from the playful to the sublime. On May 2, 3 & 4, each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveiling demos and receptions take place all weekend long, making this event an unparalleled experience for the art lover.

Below the schedule are the artists (by gallery) who will be featured during the 2014 Spring Unveiling Arts Festival.

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Archimedes Gallery

Losing Burdens by Frank Gonzales Frank Gonzales’ incredible artwork places him at the forefront of the Young American Realist movement.  His refined, yet bold and inventive reinterpretations of classic subjects can be viewed many ways.  Taking references from various sources to create his own imagery, his paintings become a play between artificiality and realism.  His compositions reflect the spontaneity of starting with a background color or single image, where that becomes a jumping off point for the painting.
Symbiosis by Leslie Levings at Archimedes Gallery Leslie Levings is a sculptor of creatures. The majority of her time is spent making the Beastlies– small, ridiculous monsters with big emotions. Sculpting her first little creatures at age 10, she took a break through high school and college to pursue photography and writing. None of those things were ever as fun as creating tiny characters out of clay, so now she’s back to doing that full time.
Symbiosis by Shing Lin Khor at Archimedes Gallery Shing Yin Khor. A former theatrical painter, designer, and propmaker, Shing Yin Khor makes awkwardly charming creatures trapped in a world of bumbling science and human fallibility. Her themes are inspired by historical hoaxes, old museums, cabinets of curiosities, and Pre-Linnaean taxonom, with palettes drawn from the more obnoxiously colorful parts of nature, especially invertebrates.
Winter Berries by Melissa Cooper Melissa J. Cooper Ten years spent working in a foundry as a young woman taught her virtually all the labor-intensive steps involved in casting bronze, but not once during those years did she imagine creating her own works of art. That came later when she discovered she could visualize a complex three-dimensional form, calculate its necessary structural strength and bring it to reality, in many cases without ever having seen how the artwork will look as a whole. Her widely collected wildlife art depicts rabbits, beavers, chipmunks, and bears, known for their combination of graceful shape and charm.
Rosetta Sculpture has always been something she has done for the pure joy of it, but it wasn’t until computers put an end to her free-lancing as a graphic designer that she realized she could make it a career. Focusing on animals, her work depicts their life force in all its visual splendor, rather than a realistic depiction of outward appearances. Her style has been described as hard-edged yet soft, sensitive yet powerful. Her wish is that her works inspires other to cherish these creatures as she does.
Nathan Bennett believes art should be like snapshots of an artist’s life. As a master patineur he creates images that best capture the inner workings of his soul. Using a centuries old process, his paintings come from a mixture of iron, silver, copper and other chemical compounds infused onto a bronze plate, merging the compounds with the metal.
Catherine Kumlin Gamblin’s paintings reflect the family ties that shaped her relationship to seeing the world and working with her hands…a professional seamstress grandmother, a great grandmother who was a quilt maker, and a grandfather who was a rockhound. Today she travels extensively, and back in the studio her creative process welcomes her life experiences into her work.
Painting by Sandy Sampson Sandy Sampson is an interdisciplinary artist and educator with a 35-year exhibition history. Locating and framing casual pedagogy as it presents in the everyday is the thematic constant in the collaborative public practice. Commissioned projects include the Portland Art Museum, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Beton Salon in Paris, and Apex Art in New York.
Painting by Jean Erhardt Jean Erhardt loves oil paint – the look, smell and feel of it, so much so that she paints with her hands instead of brushes. She tends to paint what is on my mind or what is in front of her, and her current series of paintings were inspired by trees growing near the ocean around her home on the Long Beach peninsula.
Key Study by Jean Rosenbaum at Cannon Beach Gallery Jean Rosenbaum has been behind the camera for 45 years, many as a commercial photographer concentrating on food and advertising photos. Her love of the medium started in Boston, shooting extreme close-ups of architectural detail. Today, in the digital age, she still sees architectural lines and shapes in everything, but can now create so much greater interest in post-production detail. As a result, in recent years she has moved from commercial photography into the fine art realm.
Star Gate at Dragonfire Gallery Dragonfire Gallery will present a themed “Garden Party” group show, including all of the gallery’s artists with each submitting their version of “garden art” to the party.

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TSwigart Portrait George Vetter The natural beauty of the Oregon Coast brought George to Cannon Beach in 1977. His love of travel and passion for photography have dovetailed into a collection of images from far and wide. But Cannon Beach and the Oregon Coast gets special attention. His library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000, many of which have appeared in local and national publications. Besides landscape and nature photography, portraiture and instruction are also offered by George at his gallery in Village Centre in downtown Cannon Beach

Haystack Gallery

Eucalyptas Trees by Sally O'Neill at Haystack Gallery Sally O’Neill Throughout her life, Sally has always been involved in the arts, painting, drawing and music. After working primarily in watercolor beginning in the 80′s, she went back to working solely in oils in 1998, and knew this was the perfect medium for expressing her obsession with light, color and atmosphere. She is both a plein air and studio artist.
Poet 2 by Michael Tieman at Haystack Gallery Michael Tieman’s sculptures are unique in that they are a combination of traditional figurative sculpture and his Impressionistic painting style. “I create my bronze sculpture as a three dimensional painting. Texture is the Impressionistic impasto brushstroke, color is the play of light and shadows across the surfaces, and detail is the impression of movement.”
"Evolution" by Bart DeGraaf at Haystack Gallery Bart DeGraaf finds the act of painting to be euphoric. He says, “I have a passion for color, texture, movement and design. The imagery I use is pulled from my surroundings, experiences and my imagination. To me, my art is about the process of discovery, the synthesis of my personal feelings, color that inspires me, and techniques that I use; it’s a piece of who I am.”

Icefire Glassworks

Bad Hair Day by Jim Kingwell at Icefire Glassworks Jim Kingwell What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim, who has been playing with fire for 41 years. Jim’s chemistry teacher’s observations about reality inspired him to enroll in art classes, so it is fitting that melting glass requires a grounding in both chemistry and physics. His Icefire Glassworks logo incorporates the alchemical symbols for Earth, Air, Fire and Water, honoring the obvious linkage of art and science. From that, beautiful pieces of blown glass emerge that seduce the senses and stimulate the spirit.
Autumn Leaves Bowl by Suzanne Kindland at Icefire Glassworks Suzanne Kindland was not reared to be a glass artist. It was her connection to the dream world that led her to become one at the age of 38. There were always hints, persistent nudges that would not be ignored, from favorite childhood words (horizon, crucible) to a vision of dancing in flames that led her to Cannon Beach and propelled her into the passionate world of soft molten glass. Inspired by the places she has lived, Suzanne makes blown glass pieces that express Nature in the tangled patterns of woodlands, the stark horizons of deserts, and the mysteries of deep water.
Neodimium Necklace by Pam Juett at Icefire Glassworks Pamela Juett first fell in love with hot glass while watching a demo in Cannon Beach in 1977. After exploring the many ways of working with this amazing medium, she has found her niche in flameworking, making beads that become stunning pieces of wearable art. She will be taking custom orders during Spring Unveiling.
Cool Color Bowls by Mark Gordon at Icefire Glassworks Mark Gordon began blowing glass in 2003.  His first experience with the medium was at Icefire Glassworks, and he now lives and works in Bend, Oregon.  His current body of work is focused on blending colors and balancing them with individual forms.  The challenge of combining colors in different ways, and working with a hot and fluid medium, keeps each day of working with glass new and exciting.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

Arch Cape Iris by Jeff Hull at Jeffrey Hull Gallery Jeffrey Hull began has painting career 40 years ago in Cannon Beach, and it is from its coastline that he draws his inspiration. Today he is widely known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, controlling the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he has returned to painting in oil as well, and is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge. He is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.

Jewelry by Sharon Amber

Cloisonne Madiera Citrine Pendant by Sharon Amber at Jewelry by Sharon Amber Sharon Amber draws inspiration for her highly original fine jewelry from nature and the constant motion of the waves. She has a passion for local materials and ancient jewelry methods such as cloisonné and repousse. Her precious metal treasures are set with local “gems”, including carved dense black basalt pebbles, transformed into mermaids, seascapes, and faces bedecked with exotic colored stones.

Modern Villa Gallery

Red Rain by David Jonathan Marshall at Modern Villa Gallery David Jonathan Marshall With his imaginative style, bold use of color and dramatic perspective, David brings a fresh new look to the art world. His skill at capturing movement and animation in his art is a direct reflection of his own lifestyle and view of the world. He says, “I feel like I’m putting a puzzle together. I paint the pieces of that puzzle, but even I don’t always know what will be seen in the end.”
The Wharf at Santa Barbara by Tom Henderson at Modern Villa Gallery Tom Henderson was introduced to art early in life because his father was a professional cartoonist, but his earliest career path was into music. When in his thirties he became excited about art again and found himself especially drawn to plein air painting. Today, he says “Whether I’m in a busy harbor or on a quiet hillside, nothing puts me into the moment like painting does. I believe what is in front of me is open to interpretation, and my goal is that my paintings are more of a reaction than a rendering.”
Farm at the Edge of Dunes by Tom Scheibal at Modern Villa Gallery Tom Scheibal’s paintings are both graphic and mysterious. They provide a hushed backdrop for the artist’s childhood in the Pacific Northwest. His work is accomplished on paper and wood panels using French pastel, graphite and acrylic paint. Crows, horses and landscapes are the recurring subject matter, providing a dreamlike quality that smolders in the distance, becoming clear in the diffused light of an overcast morning.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Knees up Mother Brown by Georgia Gerber at Northwest by Northwest Gallery Georgia Gerber’s bronze sculptures define many NW public spaces, including “Rachel the Pike Place Pig” in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and 25 sculptures surrounding Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. Gerber won the “Cannon Beach 2010 Public Choice Award” for Sculpture Without Walls with her “tufted Puffins”. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time bringing forth the essence of the subject using the traditional lost wax casting technique.
Cottonwood & Light by Christopher Burkett at Northwest by Northwest Gallery Christopher Burkett Oregon’s native son, Christopher Burkett is recognized as the finest traditional darkroom master today. In fact, historian James Enyeart says that “Burkett has done for color what Adams & Weston did for black and white.” His exhibitions include “100 Years of Photography” at the Portland Art Museum and “Views and Visions” at the Seattle Art Museum. Ask him about his work and he will say “A pixel will never be a photon.”
Following A Dream by Jeff White at Northwest by Northwest Gallery Jeff White This Oregon oil painter, known for his skyscapes and landscapes, says his work “represents a spiritual journey and the balance found in the harmonies between the environment and man as a voyeur passing through time.” The thin glazes and layers of transparent pigments emulate the atmospheric conditions that exist in the natural world. His work can be seen in public spaces including the Columbia Gorge Visitor Center, The Hawaii Temple Visitor Center and the Seattle Maritime Museum.

Primary Elements Gallery

Old Faithful by Greg Congleton at Primary Elements Gallery Greg Congleton’s launch into the art world was a little like a bird discovering it doesn’t have to walk. His natural talent for visualizing and sketching led first to three-dimensional renderings for architects and builders. He graduated with a degree in business and formed a career using his creative ability as a carpenter and homebuilder. His natural aptitude to conceptualize in three dimensions spawned a new passion in sculpture which he has expressed by working in clay for bronze casting and welding immensely creative work from recycled materials.
Spring by H Leung at Primary Elements Gallery H Leung & Thomas Leung H. Leung is recognized as one of the premiere neo-impressionist artists, a master of enchanted landscapes, dreamy moods, and magical reflections of light and color. His son, Thomas, grew up watching his father create beauty on canvas, and knew that he, too, would become an artist. Today he creates canvases of great diversity, displaying dreamy landscapes and magical fantasies, striking abstracts in bold colors and pastels of multi-hued indescense.
Fin Table 1 by Jeffry Mann at Primary Elements Gallery Jeffry Mann’s medium is wood. He designs and experiments with their colors, grains and textures as he creates variations of light refractions and dimensionality. The shapes are creative combinations of fine crafted furniture unique as it is functional. As an artist working at his craft for 23 years, Jeffry does commission work creating cabinets, doors, and other specialty items for wine cellars, commercial and home living spaces. Mann is best known for his sleekly organic sculptured tables, chairs, barstools, and desks.

White Bird Gallery

Sun Porch by Deborah DeWit at White Bird Gallery Deborah DeWit is a well-known Oregon artist who has several books published on her work. Her narrative works explore autobiographical themes and often have depictions of cats, books, people reading, and familiar landscapes inhabited by both animals and people. Many of her paintings suggest metaphors on the human experience through renditions of hands or feet used to convey an idea. Moody pathways through outdoor environments and compositions framed by looking though windows also convey her larger themes on the human experience.
Blue Bite Bowl by Eric Boos at White Bird Gallery Eric Boos’ “Almost Edible Ceramics” is a series of semi-functional ceramic sculptures exploring the intersection of food, eating, sensuality, sexuality and organic growth. These studio built one-of-a-kind porcelain pieces are sculpted with glass-smooth surfaces, clean and formal lines, carefully balanced volumes and edges “so sharp you can almost shave with them.” The artist says “One day I was looking at a cluster of the sculptures on my work table and it made my mouth water…the colors were so juicy I wanted to eat my own work. That is great fun.”
Journey Without A Map by Helga Winter at White Bird Gallery Helga Winter has made something new, unfamiliar and possibly shocking out of something very familiar to us. Taking a book full of words she has turned it inside out, deconstructing it, but at the same time reconstructing, relearning and rethinking. Tearing, ripping, coloring, waxing, rolling, arranging and gluing the pages is practice. Something she does over and over to acquire a certain knowledge of patience, quietude, peacefulness and a gathering of information from the inside. She invites you to view the sculpture from all angles, to stay open-minded to learn about both sides of the story and know that it can always be changed.
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About The Cannon Beach Gallery Group

About The Cannon Beach Gallery Group

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The Cannon Beach Gallery Group puts on two annual arts events: Spring Unveiling Arts Festival in May, and Plein Air & More in June.  Both festivals have developed into two of the premier art events in the region.  The Gallery Group promotes and organizes the festivals, but what is the Gallery Group and what is its purpose?

In talking with several of the group’s founders, recollections vary but everyone agrees that the gallery community in Cannon Beach decided to band together to pool resources and efforts to promote the arts.  “I was along for the ride,” said Icefire Glassworks artist and business owner Jim Kingwell. “I saw this as a good opportunity for the galleries to work together in cooperation instead of competition.”  Realizing that combined resources had more potential to convey the art experience here, the founding galleries established a non-profit business association and the Cannon Beach Gallery Group was formed.  The group and its bylaws were recognized by the Internal Revenue Service in June of 2003 with sixteen original members.  Over the years Gallery Group members have come and gone, but a core group has been involved from the beginning.  Bronze Coast Gallery owner Kim Barnett says that the success of the group and its ability to put on premier events like Spring Unveiling is really a collective effort.  “Many people have contributed and been instrumental to our efforts,” he said.

Spring Unveiling:  The art community of Joseph, Oregon was doing a ‘Spring Unveiling’ and it seemed like a similar event would be a good fit in Cannon Beach. So in 2001 the galleries organized, promoted, and carried out the event.  It was deemed successful enough to do again.  Spring Unveiling started out as a one day event but over the years individual galleries began adding Friday and Sunday components which led to the event expanding into a weekend long arts festival. A schedule of unveilings and receptions at participating galleries is made available and art lovers are treated to first looks at new creations throughout the weekend. In 2012 an ‘Art from the Chef’s Table’ feature was initiated in an effort to add something new and involve more of the business community.

Plein Air & More:In 2009 the Gallery Group introduced a new arts event, Plein Air and More, which takes the artists out into the city and surrounding area to paint and create.  This event is highly interactive with artists and art lovers and in its short history promises to be as successful as Spring Unveiling.  The event kicks off with a Meet & Greet on Friday evening where gallery owners, artists, and art lovers can mix and mingle and see the artwork on display.  Artists are turned loose over the weekend to work and create throughout Cannon Beach, including the beaches and forests. Maps detailing the location of the working artists are distributed through the Chamber of Commerce and Gallery Group member galleries. (View the 2013 Video)

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Stormy Weather Arts Festival:  For over 25 years this annual celebration in November has brought together a diverse collection of artists.  Although Stormy Weather is an event put on by the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, input and participation by Gallery Group members is vital to the festival.  Members serve on the committee and do much of the work required to hold the event.

An important factor in the success of Cannon Beach Gallery Group events has been the sponsors who have supported and expanded the limited advertising resources of the association.  Sponsors of the Gallery Group represent the lodging, restaurant, and retail business communities.  In recent years funding from the City of Cannon Beach Tourism and Arts Committee has allowed the group to access wider avenues for promotion and hire an experienced Marketing and Public Relations professional.  There has been more involvement with the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce in recent years and the Gallery Group has assisted and consulted to improve the Stormy Weather Arts Festival, a Chamber of Commerce event.

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6th Annual Plein Air & More, June 27-29, 2014

6th Annual Plein Air & More, June 27-29, 2014

Description

Plein air is a term derived from the French expression “en plein air”, meaning “in the open air” and specifically refers to the act of painting outdoors. Cannon Beach’s popular “Plein Air & More” is a three day event which includes a Friday night “meet & greet” with the participating artists and gallery owners, along with a collaborative show of art work. On Saturday and Sunday, more than fifty artists, represented by Cannon Beach’s art galleries will be creating works of art on location throughout town and on the beach. Many will work in the traditional method of plein-aire painting, while others will sculpt, create and photograph in their own unique styles. Individual galleries display the finished works along with hosting receptions for the artists Saturday and Sunday.

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2014 Schedule

    Friday, June 27

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Group Show and “Meet and Greet” reception for artists
Cannon Beach Chamber Building

    Saturday, June 28

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Artists creating work throughout the town of Cannon Beach, on the beach and in nearby settings.
5:00-8:00 p.m. Individual gallery receptions showcasing new work

    Sunday, June 29

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Artists working on location, and group show in the Cannon Beach Chamber Building continues with some new work that was created on Saturday. Show will end at 3:30PM. Don’t forget to vote for “The People’s Choice” award!

Painting Coastal Color & Light Workshop
Join Eric Jacobsen and Michael Orwick in scenic Cannon Beach for 5 days of painting spectacular coastal scenery. The class will focus on infusing life and personality into your work, and on the fundamentals of landscape painting. Open to oil painters of all levels.
Price: $500
Limited to 15 students
When: June 23-27, leading up to the Plein Air & More Arts Festival, June 27-29
To register (by June 22) and for more details and a supply list:
Contact Eric Jacobsen, 509-364-0018, or jacobsenstudio@gmail.com

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Archimedes Gallery

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“Cat’s Work” by Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson. For this Portland artist creating artwork is a way of exploring the world.  She is satisfying a relentless curiosity through the physical process of constructing each piece.  Even in a painting, she imagines that she is physically bringing to life an emotion that she can’t articulate. “Sometimes I have to lose myself completely in the piece, lose sight of what I had envisioned it to be.  Then without trying to restrict what it has become I let the piece emerge on its own.”
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“Octopussian Waystation” by David Molesky

David Molesky’s work predominantly depicts natural elements such as rocks, water, sky, clouds and sometimes figures.  He has a preoccupation with the magic of painting; the way a gooey substance is transformed to an illusionary image that arouses states of contemplation and empathy. He has shown his work nationally and internationally, and over the past 20 years, he has produced over 1,000 completed works, most of which have found their way into private collections.
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“Under Water” by Audrey Bagley

Audrey Bagley’s work has a recurring theme of dreams & illusions of love and loss. Her paintings present questions & tell stories of melancholy childhood relationships & the mysteries of youth. Her illustrations are a cohesive expression of La Nouvelle Vauge, Japanese print, comics, & everyday experience.  She arranges feelings into something expressive and tangible.
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“Bronze Coast” by Cary Henrie

Cary Henrie’s abstracted landscapes are a reflection of his world travels where he fell in love with the worn and broken patinas in the landscapes, the sandstone textures, and the patina of rusted metal contrasted with vast soft natural elements. With each piece, he spends hours laying his canvas with additive and subtractive methods; sanding, varnishing, taping, adding paint, burnishing and removing layers of paint. He continually experiments with materials and technique, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in painting.
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“Field Pond” by Pamela Claflin

Pamela Claflin has a deep love and respect for nature…especially desert and arid areas from the Northwest to the Southwest. In her paintings she wants to transfer to the viewers the reason for capturing that particular scene…be it the quality of light, color, textures, a water source in an unusual area, or the absolute beauty of a grand scene. Occasionally she enjoys capturing a building, a bloom or animal, or an etched-out life style.
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“Arch Rock” by Donnie Wanner

Donnie Wanner’s time spent working for an automobile manufacturer set him on his artistic path. Being a quick learner with an artist’s eye, he was fascinated by the molding of metal, welding, fabricating, mold making, coloring, and the ultimate production of something that was fresh, exciting, and stimulating to look at. He is recognized as a highly skilled artist specializing in metal wall sculptures depicting landscapes of regional scenes.
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Robert Gamblin’s lifelong relationship with painting landscapes began when he was accepted into the graduate painting program at San Francisco Art institute. He next spent time in Europe visiting the major art capitals and seeing for himself the foundations of art in history. He continued to paint, but his interests also lead him to start mixing his own oil colors from scratch. That led to what today is Gamblin Artists Colors, an international brand of oil painting materials. He also created a line of colors for conservators and restorers working worldwide to repair damaged artwork.
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Scott Gellatly works directly from nature, aiming to capture his surrounding’s light and atmosphere, with each painting allowing him to participate in the time-honored act of painting outdoors.  Away from his easel, he works as Product Manager for Gamblin Artists Colors, developing and testing oil colors and mediums, and give presentations on painting materials throughout the United States.
Sun Splashed Rocks by Gretha Lindwood

Sun Splashed Rocks by Gretha Lindwood

Gretha Lindwood’s paintings are best described as “crisp, refreshing, and vivid.” Vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of her work developed during a 30 year career as an illustrator and graphic designer. Using soft pastel sticks, re-compressed powdered pigments from the earth, she makes her marks on artist grade sandpaper to express the effects of light and atmosphere as she paints the landscape en plein air. Recent awards for her work include “Best Pastel” at the 2013 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition. She has also won recognition for her work at shows in Laguna, Carmel, and Los Gatos.
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“Twin Peaks” by Dana Murray

Dana Murray’s water drop images are unlike any other photographer you’ve seen. Her work normally takes place in the studio where she takes 4-6 hours per shoot, taking as many as a few hundred photos per session. Working with water, she captures the motion of drops, to create a form that mirrors a background image. It’s ethereal and stunning and is doesn’t involve Photoshop manipulation. The work takes persistence, patience and creativity. Dana will do a photo shoot with water outside the gallery for the festival. It should be a must-see.
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Anton Pavlenko is a Ukrainian-born painter who has always been drawn to creating imagery. His earliest memories are of drawing Russian cartoon characters before he immigrated to the United States with his family as a toddler. Encouraged by his father, he persisted in educating himself about art and painting, and today remains largely self-taught and deeply inspired by the natural world.
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Michael Orwick’s skill as a landscape artist creates compelling views of our world that move beyond time and place – places as mysterious as Oregon’s craggy coast, as unpredictable as a glacial view of Mount Hood, or as serene as an Oregon waterfall. His work can conjure up thoughts of Remington in his most enamored moments with the majestic west, or the dance of an impressionist on a pond or the snow.

George Vetter FotoArt

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George Vetter’s “Morning Rays” was an award winner at Plein Air & More 2013. The natural beauty of the Oregon Coast brought George to Cannon Beach in 1977. His love of travel and passion for photography have dovetailed into a collection of images from far and wide. But Cannon Beach and the Oregon Coast gets special attention. His library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000, many of which have appeared in local and national publications. Besides landscape and nature photography, portraiture and instruction are also offered by George at his gallery in Village Centre in downtown Cannon Beach.

Haystack Gallery

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Janis Ellison 
is drawn to the dramatic landscape of New Mexico and painted alongside her friends and mentors in the budding days of the early pastel painters of this century. Her love of nature and the outdoors was a natural companion to her passion for painting plein air. Recent honors include having a painting selected for the Pastel 100 in Pastel Journal, in competition with 3000 other artists, and notification that she will be awarded “Master Circle” status by the International Assoc. of Pastel Societies.
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Sally O’Neill has always been involved in the arts–painting, drawing and music. After working primarily in watercolor beginning in the 80′s, she went back to working solely in oils in 1998, and knew this was the perfect medium for expressing her obsession with light, color and atmosphere. She is both a plein air and studio artist, and won the “People’s Choice” award at Plein Air & More 2013.
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Pat Lambrecht-Hould received her formal training at the University of Montana, Montana State University and Eastern Montana College. She majored in Applied Arts beginning as a sculptor, later expanding into oil painting and has spent the last 25 years working in watercolor and acrylics. Pat now works exclusively in mixed media often using vibrant colors and layers of texture. Her work is done on a gold leafed surface using the leaf as a reflected light source. “The work is experimental.”

Icefire Glassworks

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Jim Kingwell’s life-forming fascination with glass began as a five-year experiment. Today, he has pieces in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries. And during Plein Air & More you’ll be able to see the first examples of his newest direction. Multiple firings of cast and fused glass will play with other materials, including wood and possibly clay. The idea is to produce work that evokes light and frozen motion. Over the next decade he expects Icefire’s sculpture to express ideas relating to transference, rhythmic and incremental repetition, bridging concepts and coherent light.
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Suzanne Kindland’s journey into the world of glass began with a dream where she was suspended in a pillar of fire. Turning in the flames she found herself dancing. That dancing continues as she continues to learn the ways of glass, creating with it as her partner and bringing forth objects reminiscent more of water than fire: cool, smooth forms that reflect light as a pond does, sculptures that bend the light as a ripple does, calm creations that transmit light like the stillest pool.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

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Jeffrey Hull began has painting career 40 years ago in Cannon Beach, and it is from its coastline that he draws his inspiration. Today he is widely known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, controlling the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he has returned to painting in oil as well, and is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge. He is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.

Jewelry by Sharon Amber

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Sharon Amber draws inspiration for her highly original fine jewelry from nature and the constant motion of the waves. She has a passion for local materials and ancient jewelry methods such as cloisonné and repousse. Her precious metal treasures are set with local “gems”, including carved dense black basalt pebbles, transformed into mermaids, seascapes, and faces bedecked with exotic colored stones.
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Lia Simpson Sarish is a Cannon Beach artist who paints for the love of color and the slick textures of her mediums. She says she is driven by her passion for human sensuality, and the push and pull which that palpable tension shares with the world around us.
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Victoria Brooks began pursuing her love of painting, after a successful career as an art director in television and motion pictures. In addition to being a talented studio artist, she is an accomplished plein air painter. Her paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in romantic, richly conceived landscapes and seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. She has won numerous “Best of Show” awards, and teaches plein air and impressionist workshops in the USA, as well as in Europe.

Modern Villa Gallery

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Mary McInnis has been creative in some way from earliest childhood. While working on her BFA at the University of Washington she studied oil painting and discovered pastels. But having two children created a need to put oils away for a time and concentrate on the pastels. After returning to oil painting in 2008 she now divides her time between the two mediums and her pastel painting style, using the side of the pastel stick, easily lent itself to her current style in oils. Recently she has been spending more time en plein air, currently living in Port Orchard, WA.
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Joachim McMillan’ youth found him working with watercolors and acrylics, creating works for galleries in Grenada, where he grew up. In his early 20′s, he migrated to New York City to study technology and at the same time continued to explore different art techniques. Years later, he moved to the west coast to work for a leading semi conductor company. During his spare time, he continued to focus on his art, switching to oils and a palette knife. His mosaic style, which he calls “Pixelism” was inspired by the way he has seen acids etching the surface of metals in his work environment.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

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Georgia Gerber’s bronze sculptures define many NW public spaces, including “Rachel the Pike Place Pig” in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and 25 sculptures surrounding Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. Gerber won the vote in 2010 for her Tufted Puffins. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time bringing forth the essence of the subject using the traditional lost wax casting technique.
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Eric Jacobsen 

is a Copely award winning oil painter. Well known to collectors and painters alike, his works have been published numerous times including in Southwest Art Magazine. Arts & Antiques also named him one of the most exciting emerging artists in America in 2001. He loves painting seascapes in Cannon Beach. He says, “The whole point of plein air painting is to capture the immediate light, mood and season while painting outside”.
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Hazel Schlesinger discovered her passion for oil painting at an early age, inspired by her childhood on the Northwest coast. The shorelines, fields, and vineyards, and later the Mediterranean countryside, have supplied the scenes and subjects of her work. She paints from a palette of predominantly warm, vivid colors and large, rhythmic brush strokes, transforming landscapes into more contemporary or abstract realism.

Primary Elements Gallery

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Marianne Post is an avid outdoors woman whose subject is “naturally” the landscape. Using soft pastels in a “painterly” impressionistic style, her award winning work reflects quiet morning vistas, light glinting off the water’s surface and the grandeur of the Oregon high country. It also conveys her fascination with nature, light and color.
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Anna Lee Steed is a native Californian who recently relocated to the Willamette Valley. Considered a “colorist painter,” she has been exhibiting since 2002 in both oil and acrylic, and is equally at home with plein air landscape painting and her current series of nonobjective abstract paintings. To her, subject matter is not as important as her ongoing exploration of new color palettes and unique color schemes. She has been teaching classes and workshops on color since is 2005
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Michael Lindstrum is an exciting new painter on the Oregon scene moving here just one year ago. He refers to himself as an “interpretive colorist” and has sold his work internationally for the past four decades. Working primarily in oil, his paintings are colorful, energetic and have positive vibrations. He plans to offer painting workshops in Cannon Beach as well as other venues.

White Bird Gallery

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Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis’s career in commercial art brought her to the Northwest, and ultimately to her decision to return to her first love, oil painting. Whenever possible she paints en plein air to capture the fleeting qualities of light and the immediacy of the moment. She has been featured in seven solo shows and 35 juried and invitational group shows.
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Robert Schlegel’s paintings, drawings, collages, and prints reflect the moody environment of the Northwest landscape and countryside, with a warm palette of deep oranges and red, balanced with rich earth tones that reflect rural life and natural forms. He is particularly drawn to the interaction of shape and contrasting line found when man-made structures juxtapose the landscape.
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Dave & Boni Deal. This husband and wife team has collaborated in clay for more than 30 years, working fulltime at their rustic home studio in the Cascades. They have worked almost solely in raku since the 70′s, and are known for large classical forms and intricate surface designs. A unique aspect of their pottery is the focus on the native environment … the plants, geology, and wildlife that are reflected in the themes and materials used in their work, like the heron urns, leaf imprint pots and landscape triptychs. During the weekend, they will be doing a raku firing on the beach.
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Plein Air & More, June 28-30, 2013

Plein Air & More, June 28-30, 2013

Description

Plein air is a term derived from the French expression “en plein air”, meaning “in the open air” and specifically refers to the act of painting outdoors. Cannon Beach’s popular “Plein Air & More” is a three day event which includes a Friday night “meet & greet” with the participating artists and gallery owners, along with a collaborative show of art work. On Saturday and Sunday, more than fifty artists, represented by Cannon Beach’s art galleries will be creating works of art on location throughout town and on the beach. Many will work in the traditional method of plein-aire painting, while others will sculpt, create and photograph in their own unique styles. Individual galleries display the finished works along with hosting receptions for the artists Saturday and Sunday.


 

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Friday June 27th, 5-7pm: Meet and Greet the Plein Air and More artists at the Chamber Hall. We will be showing an example of works created by the artists, along with wine and lite bites.
Saturday June 28th, 11-4pm: The painting and creating begins at designated locations around town of Cannon Beach. “Event Brochures” with all participating artists and galleries as well as the full schedule including maps will be available at galleries and the Chamber Hall. Volunteers will also be placed around town to offer assistance in locating artists.
The Art Show of Participating Artists at the Chamber Hall continues from 11:00-4:00pm.
5-7pm: Each gallery will be showcasing the “Completed Works” by each of their artists along with an artists reception.
Sunday June 29th, 11-4pm: As artists continue to paint and create around town, the Chamber Hall will feature a selection of “Completed Works” by participating artists and galleries.

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BRONZE COAST GALLERY

Jacques and Mary Regat

These two amazing sculptors began their lives working alone, but say that "sculpting together is like have a whole set of new tools to work with." Today they are working in bronze, silver, wood and paint and their work reflects their studies in Alaska, Central and South America and France. They especially enjoy sculpting in large scale and have several major monuments to their credit that are installed in public places in Alaska.

Linda Prokop

Linda Prokop’s mature work is the evolution of her soul. It speaks and demands attention as she shares her spirit with us and exposes her deepest feelings. Many of her sculptural themes relate to the human condition of struggle and perseverance and she depicts the human form in a simplified, abstract manner. In recent years, Prokop has turned to oil painting as another creative outlet and says sculpting and painting really complement each and working in the two art forms has made her a better artist.

Donnie Wanner

The automobile was the form that first captivated the mind and imagination of artist Donnie Wanner. Working for an automobile manufacturer and being a quick learner with an artist’s eye, he was fascinated by the molding of metal, welding, fabricating, mold making, coloring, and the ultimate production of something that was fresh, exciting, and stimulating to look at. He is recognized as a highly skilled artist specializing in metal wall sculptures depicting landscapes of regional scenes

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Janet Bland

Janet’s work is a personal response to nature and to the experience of painting.  She says, "There is an importance in what you see each day – here, the moist coastal light, the ocean, the beach, the tide and clouds – such regular occurrences, so dependable, so different, always a surprise … let the paint tell the story."

Marilyn Joyce

Marilyn’s interest in the natural world, combined with a walking practice of seven years, provide parameters for her work. Intuitive gestures, mark-making and staining, combined with direct observation and felt experiences are distilled through the processes of drawing, painting, printmaking and installation. She is currently working on a project documenting the massive injury of a clear-cut on the land and its inhabitants adjacent to her studio. The work tells a story of destruction, our inability to acknowledge our deep interconnectedness with the land, and in spite of this, how nature provides healing. 

DRAGONFIRE GALLERY

Anton Pavlenko

A Ukrainian born painter, Anton has always been drawn to creating imagery. His earliest memories are of drawing Russian cartoon characters before he immigrated to the United States with his family as a toddler. Encouraged by his father, he persisted in educating himself about art and painting, and today remains largely self-taught and deeply inspired by the natural world.

Michael Orwick

Michael’s skill as a landscape artist creates compelling views of our world that move beyond time and place – places as mysterious as Oregon’s craggy coast, as unpredictable as a glacial view of Mount Hood, or as serene as an Oregon waterfall. His work can conjure up thoughts of Remington in his most enamored moments with the majestic west, or the dance of an impressionist on a pond or the snow.

GEORGE VETTER FOTOART

The natural beauty of the Oregon Coast brought George to Cannon Beach in 1977, and since then his library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000, many of which have appeared in local and national publications. During the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s 200 th anniversary, he worked with the Great Falls, Montana Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, where his image entitled "Clark’s View" is now an 8 foot high wall mural.

HAYSTACK GALLERY

Janis Ellison

Drawn to the dramatic landscape of New Mexico, Janis painted alongside her friends and mentors in the budding days of the early pastel painters of this century. Her love of nature and the outdoors was a natural companion to her passion for painting plein air. In 2006, she moved to southern Oregon, where the pristine setting of the area provides endless inspiration for her work. Honors include signature status in the pastel Society of New Mexico, Sierra Pastel Society and the Northwest Pastel Society.

Sally O’Neill

Throughout her life, Sally has always been involved in the arts, painting, drawing and music. After working primarily in watercolor beginning in the 80′s, she went back to working solely in oils in 1998, and knew this was the perfect medium for expressing her obsession with light, color and atmosphere. She is both a plein air and studio artist.

Pat Lambrecht-Hould

Pat received her formal training at the University of Montana, Montana State University and Eastern Montana College. She majored in Applied Arts beginning as a sculptor, later expanding into oil painting and has spent the last 25 years working in watercolor and acrylics. She now works exclusively in mixed media often using vibrant colors and layers of texture. Her work is done on a gold leafed surface using the leaf as a reflected light source. "The work is experimental."

ICEFIRE GLASSWORKS

Jim Kingwell

What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim Kingwell. Today, he has pieces in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries. His new work offers a fabulous array of colors and forms as he melts a virtually colorless formula with exceptional clarity and handling capability that energizes every color he brings to his finished off-hand blown glass designs.

Suzanne Kindland

Suzanne’s journey into the world of glass began with a dream where she was suspended in a pillar of fire. Turning in the flames she found herself dancing. That dancing continues as she continues to learn the ways of glass, creating with it as her partner and bringing forth objects reminiscent more of water than fire: cool, smooth forms that reflect light as a pond does, sculptures that bend the light as a ripple does, calm creations that transmit light like the stillest pool.

Pamela Juett

Pam Juett first fell in love with hot glass while watching a demo in Cannon Beach in 1977. After exploring the many ways of working with this amazing medium, she has found her niche in flameworking, making beads that become stunning pieces of wearable art. She will be taking custom orders during Plein Air & More.

JEFFREY HULL GALLERY
Jeffrey Hull began his painting career 40 years ago as a resident of Cannon Beach. Known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, Jeffrey controls the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he returned to painting in oil as well. Rarely found far from the ocean’s edge, his deep love for the area is clearly seen in his original paintings and prints. He is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.

MODERN VILLA GALLERY

Mary McInnis

Mary McInnis has been creative in some way from earliest childhood. While working on her BFA at the University of Washington she studied oil painting and discovered pastels. But having two children created a need to put oils away for a time and concentrate on the pastels. After returning to oil painting in 2008 she now divides her time between the two mediums and her pastel painting style, using the side of the pastel stick, easily lent itself to her current style in oils. Recently she has been spending more time en plein air, currently living in Port Orchard, Wa.

NORTHWEST BY NORTHWEST GALLERY

Georgia Gerber

Georgia’s bronze sculptures define many NW public spaces, including "Rachel the Pike Place Pig" in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and 25 sculptures surrounding Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. Gerber won the vote in 2010 for her Tufted Puffins. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time bringing forth the essence of the subject using the traditional lost wax casting technique.

Eric Jacobsen

Copely award winning oil painter Eric Jacobsen is well known to collectors and painters alike. His works have been published numerous times including Southwest Art Magazine. Arts & Antiques named him one of the most exciting emerging artists in America in 2001. This summer he was part of the Plein Air Invitational at the Portland Art Museum. He loves painting seascapes in Cannon Beach. He says, "The whole point of plein air painting is to capture the immediate light, mood and season while painting outside".

PRIMARY ELEMENTS GALLERY

Marianne Post

Because she is an avid outdoors woman, Marianne’s subject is "naturally" the landscape. Using soft pastels in a "painterly" impressionistic style, her award winning work reflects quiet morning vistas, light glinting off the water’s surface and the grandeur of the Oregon high country. It also conveys her fascination with nature, light and color.

Rob Ramage

Rob believes that painting landscapes creates space. Looking at a natural setting that is void of human presence clears out our everyday clutter and allows us to get "reset" or "re-invent" and envision a place where we can connect to life on a more basic fundamental level.

Heather Soderberg

Heather’s father was a foundry worker and encouraged and supported her desire to sculpt. Drawing national attention as a child prodigy, her story was featured by Paul Harvey, People Magazine, Nat’l Geographic World, and "That’s Incredible". In 2009 she bought the foundry she worked at and moved it to the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Her "Sacagawea, Pompi, and Seaman" commissioned by the Port of Cascade Locks, has gained regional and worldwide attention.

SHARON AMBER FINE JEWELRY

Artist Sharon Amber is best known for her jewelry designs that incorporate local "gems" carved into mermaids, seascapes, and faces bedecked with exotic colored stones. But during Plein Air & More, she will also make the chips fly, carving local sandstone or marble into images related to the sea, just outside her new gallery location on the ground floor of Sandpiper Square.

WHITE BIRD GALLERY

Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis

A career in commercial art brought Pamela to the Pacific Northwest, and ultimately to her decision to return to her first love, oil painting.

Whenever possible she paints en plein air to capture the fleeting qualities of light and the immediacy of the moment. She has been featured in seven solo shows and 35 juried and invitational group shows.

Christopher Mathie

Having spent a lifetime constantly observing, questioning and creating, Christopher’s current fast-paced, high-energy painting technique appears spontaneous to on-lookers, but his confident bold marks have been long in the making. His signature style focuses on deconstructing images to their most important lines and organic forms. His intention is to stylize forms into "something more like poetry."

Dave and Boni Deal

This husband and wife team has collaborated in clay for more than 30 years, working fulltime at their rustic home studio in the Cascades. They have worked almost solely in raku since the 70′s, and are known for large classical forms and intricate surface designs. A unique aspect of their pottery is the focus on the native environment … the plants, geology, and wildlife that are reflected in the themes and materials used in their work, like the heron urns, leaf imprint pots and landscape triptychs. During the weekend, they will be doing a Raku firing on the beach.

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13th Annual Spring Unveiling, May 3-5, 2013

13th Annual Spring Unveiling, May 3-5, 2013

Description

The members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group invite you to play along the shores of Cannon Beach and in the varied and beautiful galleries of our town. Nestled between the wild ocean and the coastal mountains Cannon Beach offers art and craft ranging from the playful to the sublime. On May 3, 4 & 5, each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveiling demos and receptions take place all weekend long, making this event an unparalleled experience for the art lover.

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Stormy Weather Arts Festival Nov 8-10, 2013

Stormy Weather Arts Festival Nov 8-10, 2013

Description

Each November Cannon Beach’s art community gathers to collectively celebrate diverse talents during this popular festival of the arts.

Galleries, shops, hotels and restaurants host a variety of writers, singers, composers, painters, sculptors and more. The unique coastal beauty of this region has inspired creativity for many decades, making Cannon Beach one of The Best Art Towns in America.

Transform your coastal experience into a festival of creativity filled with music, theater, poetry and art.

 

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Stormy Weather Arts Festival Cannon Beach, Nov. 2-4, 2012

Stormy Weather Arts Festival Cannon Beach, Nov. 2-4, 2012

Description

The weekend begins with the “Quick Draw Demonstration and Auction” held at the Surfsand Resort Friday evening.  Artists will demonstrate their techniques working for a full hour on a single painting, carving or sculpture.  Some of the artwork will be finished and offered for sale that evening.  Other artists will complete their work during the weekend and it will be for sale in their local galleries. Each artist will also offer work that will be auctioned off Friday evening along with a selection of other artwork, photography, and a variety of vacation packages.

Tickets for this event, which sells out every year, are on sale at the Cannon Beach Chamber office, or by calling 503-436-2623.  The price is $55 or $99 for two, and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks

Spotlight Concert—“An evening with the Curtis Salgado Band”.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the 2012 Soul Blues Artist of the Year.

“Triumphant, joyful blues-soaked $&B…one of the most soulful, honest singers ever”Blues Review

Saturday, Nov. 34d 7:30 p.m.  Coaster Theater Tickets:  $35 at the Cannon Beach chamber of Commerce.  Or call: 503-436-2623.

**Click Here to Go to the SWAF Art Gallery Weekend Schedule**

Bronze Coast Gallery
Hans Schiebold
Born in Freiberg, Germany, Shiebold came to the United States to study at Hartford Art School University in Hartford, CT and received his Masters of Fine Arts in 1970, after which time he became the professor of fine arts at Wesleyan University in CT from 1970 to 1978. During this period he was actively involved in the New York abstract art scene of the ’70′s, where his paintings were displayed in over 10 major museums on the east coast, and was featured in several international museum shows as well. In 1982 he decided to move to the Portland area where he first began to bring his images from the abstract realm into a more representational form. No paint brushes are used in his acrylic on canvas based images, choosing to use unique tools to roll and press the pigment onto the canvas layer after layer.
Joshua Tobey
Some children grow up with a landscape of skyscrapers and neon signs. Tobey grew up with a landscape of bronze sculpture and brightly painted canvas. As a child, he was able to wander galleries packed with people and hung with art created by some of the premier artists in the world. At home, he watched his father and stepmother create art, a business, and a lifestyle. In the Tobey household today, nature is as much a part of life as art. Perhaps one would not exist without the other. He chose sculpture as his medium because he so admired the bronze process, but mostly because it is his favorite art form. To him it is on a different level from all other art forms because of its physical interaction with everyone that sees and touches it.
Nathan Bennett
Bennett believes art should be like snapshots of an artist’s life. As a master patineur he creates images that best capture the inner workings of his soul. Using a centuries old process, his paintings come from a mixture of iron, silver, copper and other chemical compounds infused onto a bronze plate, merging the compounds with the metal.
Cannon Beach Gallery
  The gallery will feature their Annual Juried Show. Artists to be announced.
DragonFire Studio & Gallery
  This year’s show will be inclusive of all the gallery artists. A common theme of “The Space Between the Notes” referencing “the artist’s inspiration from a special moment in time” will unite the show.
George Vetter FotoArt
“Have camera, will travel” George’s color and texture-rich photography captures the year-round beauty of Cannon Beach and the world beyond. A resident since 1977, his library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000 and his downtown gallery in Village Centre features giclee prints, large and small, on canvas and paper.
Haystack Gallery
Sally O’Neill
A Native of Southern California, Sally O’Neill has been interested in the arts since childhood. During the early 1980′s she tried her hand at painting for a short time, mostly concentrating on watercolors. In 1998 she decided to try working primarily with oils, which proved to be a life changing decision. “As soon as I started working in oils I couldn’t get enough. As an admirer of the impressionists I loved the effects of light and color the medium allowed. My attempt is to create a place more beautiful than perhaps it may actually be. I want my paintings to bring the viewer into a world they would love to be in. A world of beauty and sun drenched days”.
Michael Tieman
Tieman has sketched and painted since childhood and has spent over four decades as a working artist, both as a graphic designer and a fine artist. Following the encouragement of a friend and gallery owner, Michael expanded his talents into sculptures cast in bronze. His sculptures are unique in that they are a combination of traditional figurative sculpture and his Impressionistic painting style.
Stacey Elmore Ornez
Raised in a small Oregon community, which celebrated the arts, Stacey always had a goal of melding work, a career and a creative endeavor together. She accomplished this when she founded Ornez Jewelry. Ornez which means “To Adorn” is dedicated to the art of old world handcrafted jewelry; using the highest quality silver, crystals and semi-precious gemstones. Stacey creates, designs and handcrafts each of her unique pieces.
Icefire Glassworks
Jim Kingwell
What began as a five-year experiment became a lifelong fascination for glass artist Jim Kingwell, who has been playing with fire for 41 years. Jim’s high school chemistry teacher’s observations about reality inspired him to enroll in art classes, so it is fitting that melting glass requires a grounding in both chemistry and physics. His Icefire Glassworks logo incorporates the alchemical symbols for Earth, Air, Fire and Water, honoring what for Jim is the obvious linkage of art and science. Out of that marriage, beautiful pieces of blown glass emerge that seduce the senses and stimulate the spirit.
Suzanne Kindland
Suzanne was not reared to be a glass artist. It was her onnection to the dream world that led her to become one at the age of 38. There were hints all through her lifetime, persistent nudges that would not be ignored, from favorite childhood words (horizon, crucible) to a vision of dancing in flames, that led her to Cannon Beach and propelled her into the passionate world of soft molten glass. Inspired by the places she has lived, Suzanne makes blown glass pieces that express Nature in the tangled patterns of woodlands, the stark horizons of deserts, and the mysteries of deep water.
Jeffrey Hull Gallery
Jeffrey Hull
Jeffrey Hull began his painting career 40 years ago as a resident of Cannon Beach. Known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, Jeffrey controls the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he returned to painting in oil as well. Rarely found far from the ocean’s edge, his deep love for the area is clearly seen in his original paintings and prints. He is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.
Jewelry by Sharon Amber
Sharon Amber
For Stormy Weather she is working on a series called “Spiral of Life” – spirals being the symbol of life in more than one culture. She is also featuring opals from Ethiopia – the most important new gem find of 200 years – in her new work.
Michael Lorenzini
Mike’s fascination with the total aesthetic experience of surfing is what drives his work, and his paintings seek to capture the mystical and wild nature of the ocean.
Modern Villa Gallery
David Jonathan Marshall
With his imaginative style, bold use of color and dramatic perspective, David brings a fresh new look to the art world. His skill at capturing movement and animation in his art is a direct reflection of his own lifestyle and view of the world. He says, “I feel like I’m putting a puzzle together. I paint the pieces of that puzzle, but even I don’t always know what will be seen in the end.”
Alan Boileau
Striving to celebrate and enhance the living spirit of the wood in each of his artworks, Alan creates two and three dimensional wall sculptures. He believes the eastern Canadian white pine that he generally uses tells its own story; with the elemental forms and forces in the nature driving his original ideas and fueling his belief that wood has a continuous energy of its own.
Sarah Goodnough
Painting vivid abstract viewscapes, Sarah sources the natural world for her redefined realities of wonder. Inspired by nature and the human spirit, she frequently uses photography taken from her daily walks and world travels as reference and inspiration for her paintings. Her intuitive style of painting, combined with techniques using texture, transparent layers of color and strong composition, create distinctive visual experiences with sensitivity to mood and emotion.
Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Georgia Gerber
Georgia’s bronze sculptures define many NW public spaces, including “Rachel the Pike Place Pig” in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and 25 sculptures surrounding Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. Her Tufted Puffins were curated into the 4th Annual Sculpture Without Walls for Cannon Beach. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time bringing forth the essence of the subject using the traditional lost wax casting technique.
Eric Jacobsen
In 2001, Art & Antiques Magazine rated plein air painter Eric Jacobsen one of the top 16 emerging artists in America. His awards have included the significant fellowship he received after completing his studies at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Copely Artist Award, has been recognized by the Oil Painters of America for his contribution, and featured in SW Art Magazine.
Christopher Burkett
Studying with Ansel Adams inspired award winning fine art color landscape photographer Christopher Burkett to redefine color photography as Adams had defined black and white. The Washington Post says, “Burkett has achieved in Cibachrome what Eliot Porter achieved for dye-transfer or Weston for black & white”. Each handcrafted photograph is a hand printed, hand crafted fine art original, solely created by the artist.
Primary Elements Gallery
Jeffrey Mann
Jeffry is an artist, whose medium is wood. He designs and experiments with their colors, grains and textures as he creates variations of light refractions and dimensionality. The shapes are creative combinations of fine crafted furniture unique as it is functional. As an artist working at his craft for 23 years, Jeffry does commission work creating cabinets, doors, and other specialty items for wine cellars, commercial and home living spaces. Mann is best known for his sleekly organic sculptured tables, chairs, barstools, and desks.
Greg Congleton
Sculpting brings together everything Greg learned growing up on a cattle ranch where he learned to work with his hands and use tools and equipment to solve practical problems. When he discovered metal sculpting, his natural artistic creative talent came together with the skills of a career as a builder for 28 years. His construction background helped him to analyze the elements necessary to design and sculpt, especially large scale works having structural concerns. He sculpts clay for bronze casting and creates one of a kind sculptures from found and recycled parts.
Heather Clarissa Soderberg
Heather’s father was a foundry worker and encouraged and supported her desire to sculpt. Drawing national attention as a child prodigy, her story was featured by Paul Harvey, People Magazine, Nat’l Geographic World, and “That’s Incredible”. In 2009 she bought the foundry she worked at and moved it to the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Soderberg’s “Sacagawea, Pompi, and Seaman” commissioned by the Port of Cascade Locks has gained regional and worldwide attention.
White Bird Gallery
Steve Eichenberger
As he sculpts his work in solid clay, then slices it into sections, carefully hollowing out each section and then seaming them back together prior to firing, Steve says his inspirations come from his dreams, reactions to world problems, or appreciation for the natural cosmos.
Anne John
Anne John is a figurative painter, inspired by the human nature of life. Her recent work is an accumulation of articles and images collected from media sources regarding our physical presence on planet earth. Her process is to create a visual commentary on the consequences of our existence.

 

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Spring Unveiling May 4, 5 & 6, 2012 Our Artists

Spring Unveiling May 4, 5 & 6, 2012 Our Artists

Description

Every Spring the members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group look forward to the weekend when they unveil the newest work by their featured artists.

This has become one of the most anticipated annual arts events in Oregon, because it gives the art lover an opportunity to meet the artists, watch many of them at work, attend the receptions, enjoy a wide variety of food and music…and take in everything this postcard-perfect town, nestled between the wild Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains, has to offer.

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Art from the Chef’s Table

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. More>


Bronze Coast Gallery

J. Scott Peck From the time he was a child, Scott was always entranced by the conceptual world of science, contrasted by the abundant nature around him. His work has been a bit of that combination ever since…in woodworking or working with a torch on raw steel. After feeling overwhelmed by projects on a grand scale, he began to search for a completely new direction that would incorporate both the technical and the aesthetic. What you see today in his spectacular imagery is an expression of how the experiment is going so far.
Don Rambadt Don sculpts because he enjoys the challenge of manipulating space and chooses birds as his subject matter because “they fascinate him to no end.” His work explores the relationship of positive and negative space and manipulates this interplay in mixed metals to give the impression of life and movement. His work, although somewhat abstract, is based on anatomical accuracy, “I feel you should have an intimate understanding of your subject matter before you attempt to abstract it.”

Cannon Beach Gallery

Linda Piacentini-Yaple Linda is a well-known book artist. She says, “this is a fantastic sculptural medium that goes way beyond ‘the book,’ incorporating sculpture, painting, literature, politics…the list goes on and on with endless possibilities.”

DragonFire Studio & Gallery

Anne AndersonThis Northwest native paints on silk, using a technique she first saw during her travels in France. Experimenting with silk, dye, wax and steam for 12 years, Anne has developed her own art form that results in imagery with deeply luminous colors. Her botanical imagery hearken to the influences of Georgia O’Keefe and natural landscapes.
Anton Pavlenko A Ukrainian born painter, Anton has always been drawn to creating imagery. His earliest memories are of drawing Russian cartoon characters before he immigrated to the United States with his family as a toddler. Encouraged by his father, he persisted in educating himself about art and painting, and today remains largely self-taught and deeply inspired by the natural world.
George Vetter FotoArt
George VetterThe natural beauty of the Oregon Coast brought George to Cannon Beach in 1977, and since then his library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000, many of which have appeared in local and national publications. During the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s 200th anniversary, he worked with the Great Falls, Montana Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, where his image entitled “Clark’s View” is now an 8 foot high wall mural.
Haystack Gallery
Michael Schlicting Inspired by American landscape painter Winslow Homer, post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin and still life painter Henri Matisse, Schlicting creates landscapes using a combination of abstract and realistic interpretations. He describes his style as creative realism. Working in watercolor, acrylics and mixed media, he chooses the medium of a project based on how the subject speaks to him.
Mike Orias Mike grew up in Silverton, Oregon and and went to night school to get his first welding certification. Today, he uses his musical appreciation to create instrumentalists who express their love of jazz or rock through use of curved and wavy lines, movement and various textures. Barking dogs are reduced to their elemental forms as straight lines, and contemplative figures are made with gentle curves.
Rogene Manas With a background as graphic designer, art director and creative director at ad agencies, Rogene has always created art. She has also traveled throughout the U.S, Mexico and Europe studying painting, drawing, sculpture and jewelry making, all of which ultimately took her from painting reality to painting “what was inside her head.”
Heritage Gallery Fine Art & Framing
Cassandra Barney Cassandra paints portraits that share her passion for storytelling. Her images capture the souls of heroines, everyday women who have found strength in their diverse experiences. They carry a range of emotion reflective of the events that have shaped their character. Ambiguous and poignant, her women find strength in their femininity.
Icefire Glassworks
Jim Kingwell What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim. Today, his work appears in shows and galleries throughout the Northwest, and he has pieces in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries. His new work offers a fabulous array of colors and forms as he melts a virtually colorless formula with exceptional clarity and handling capability that energizes every color he brings to his finished off-hand blown glass designs.
Suzanne Kindland Suzanne’s journey into the world of glass began with a dream where she was suspended in a pillar of fire. Turning in the flames she found herself dancing. That dancing continues as she continues to learn the ways of glass, creating with it as her partner and bringing forth objects reminiscent more of water than fire: cool, smooth forms that reflect light as a pond does, sculptures that bend the light as a ripple does, calm creations that transmit light like the stillest pool.
Michelle KapturMichelle has been blowing glass since 1975. After ten years learning the basics of glass blowing, she moved on to paint for several years. “Painting is where I put together all the composition, color and design stuff that I learned about in school. When I came back to glass I had a much stronger sense of the design choices I wanted to make and why.” She has had her own glass studio, Glass Dancing, in Bend, Oregon since 1994 and worked with Icefire Glassworks for several years prior to that.
Jeffrey Hull Gallery
Jeffrey HullJeffrey began his painting career 40 years ago in Cannon Beach, and it is from its coastline that he draws his inspiration. Today he is widely known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, controlling the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he has returned to painting in oil as well, and is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge.He is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.
Jewelry by Sharon Amber
Sharon Amber As a jewelry artist Sharon draws inspiration from nature and the constant motion of the waves. She has a passion for local materials and ancient jewelry methods such as cloisonné and repousse, and her precious metal treasures are set with local “gems” carved into mermaids, seascapes, and faces bedecked with exotic colored stones.
Michael Lorenzini Growing up in Oregon, Michael learned to surf in the frigid, sharky waters of the Pacific Northwest. These repeated ice water dunkings taught him humility, and respect for the ocean’s power. It also gave him an undiminished sense of awe for the unique experiences and perspectives only surfers are shown. He is mostly self-taught, and typically works in acrylic paint. His work was featured in Longboard magazine’s 2007 Surf Art issue.
Modern Villa Gallery
David Jonathan Marshall With his imaginative style, bold use of color and dramatic perspective, David brings a fresh new look to the art world. His skill at capturing movement and animation in his art is a direct reflection of his own lifestyle and view of the world. He says, “I feel like I’m putting a puzzle together. I paint the pieces of that puzzle, but even I don’t always know what will be seen in the end.”
David Wight David is most celebrated for his ocean wave glass sculptures. As a young artist, he studied at Pilchuck Glass School, and ultimately found inspiration after traveling to a beautiful waterfall in the Caribbean. Through his passion and determination, he continues to fulfill his dream of conveying the cascading dance of water through molten glass.
Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Georgia Gerber Georgia ‘s bronze sculptures define many NW public spaces, including “Rachel the Pike Place Pig” in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and 25 sculptures surrounding Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. Gerber won the 2010 “Sculpture Without Walls” vote for her Tufted Puffins. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time bringing forth the essence of the subject using the traditional lost wax casting technique.
Christopher Burkett Studying with Ansel Adams inspired award-winning fine art color landscape photographer Christopher Burkett to redefine color photography as Adams had defined black and white. The Washington Post says, “Burkett has achieved in Cibachrome what Eliot Porter achieved for dye-transfer or Weston for black & white”. Each handcrafted photograph is a hand printed, hand crafted fine art original, solely created by the artist.
Eric JacobsenIn 2001, Art & Antiques Magazine rated plein air painter Eric Jacobsen one of the top 16 emerging artists in America . His awards have included the significant fellowship he received after completing his studies at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Copely Artist Award, has been recognized by the Oil Painters of America for his contribution, and featured in SW Art Magazine.
Primary Elements Gallery
Greg Congleton Greg was raised on a cattle ranch in central Oregon which provided the early training and skills that he later used, first in his career as a homebuilder, and later as a sculptor. He transitioned into a full time artist by working clay for bronze for limited edition sculptures and larger public installations. He later used his artistic skills and mechanical knowledge working with found steel objects. This unleashed a freedom of creativity, which has given him great personal satisfaction and brings joy to those who view and collect his work.
Michael Parkes Michael is an American-born artist living in Spain who is best known for work in the areas of fantasy art and magic realism. He specializes in painting, stone lithography and sculpture. His work is widely available in the form of self-published mass production poster prints and nine published books of his artwork.
Jeffrey MannJeffrey creates art for the home. His pieces become part of the living, inhabitable space. His medium is wood, and his designs experiment with the grains, light refraction, dimensionality, and the reaction of the wood to his careful hand-tooling. A furniture artist for 23 years, Mann is best known for his sleekly organic sculptured tables, chairs, barstools, and desks.
White Bird Gallery
Scott Johnson

Although Scott’s landscape studies are rooted in plein air painting, early-on he began to add the little touches that rouse the imagination—the faint treetops that indicate a valley beyond the hill, or the tiny glint of water that tantalizes over a grassy dune. These hints at an unseen landscape beyond the one we see, were an introduction to his dream world. His love of nature is evident in his work, but its mood, often portrayed by impending weather, dominates the objects in the landscape.

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Plein Air & More June 22-24, 2012 – Will Feature  Work of More than 50 Artists

Plein Air & More June 22-24, 2012 – Will Feature Work of More than 50 Artists

Description

It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque setting than this small north Oregon Coast beach town. For years, the spectacular natural beauty of Cannon Beach has beckoned artists from around the world out of their studios to capture unique elements of this landscape “en plein air” or “in the open air”.  To celebrate this challenging artistic style and the work of the artists, the Cannon Beach Gallery Group is presenting the 4th Annual Plein Air & More festival. Scheduled for June 22-24, the event will include 28 artists represented by a dozen of Cannon Beach’s art galleries

The featured artists will create art on location throughout the town and on the beach on Friday and Saturday with their work showcased at gallery receptions on Saturday evening. They will also participate in a group show at the Cannon Beach Chamber Building Friday evening. The events are free and will take place rain or shine.

Maps detailing the location of each artist will be available at all Cannon Beach Gallery Group locations and the Chamber of Commerce. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions of the artists while they work, or simply observe.

2012 Schedule

Friday, June 22
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Group Show and “Meet and Greet” reception for artists Cannon Beach Chamber Building

Saturday, June 23
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Artists creating work throughout the town of Cannon Beach, on the beach and in nearby settings.

5:00-7:00 p.m.
Individual gallery receptions showcasing new work

Sunday, June 24
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., artists working on location, and group show continues in Cannon Beach Chamber Building

2012 Plein Air 2012 List of Participating Artists & Their Outdoor Locations

2012 Workshops During Plein Air & More Week

 

BRONZE COAST GALLERY
  Annie Henrie
“I’ve been lucky to have my own personal professional art teacher throughout my life” says Annie of growing up the daughter of artist Cary Henrie, first in New York and later in Utah. Her work is primarily figurative in mixed media of acrylic, oil, charcoal pencil, and gesso texturing. She says, “More than anything I aim to create a window of peace in the attitudes and expressions of my figures, in which they mostly appear to be thinking.”
  Cary Henrie
Cary Henrie’s abstracted landscapes are a reflection of his world travels where he fell in love with the worn and broken patinas in the landscapes, the sandstone textures, the patina of rusted metal contrasted with vast soft natural elements.” With each piece, he spends hours laying his canvas with additive and subtractive methods; sanding, varnishing, taping, adding paint, burnishing and removing layers of paint. He continually experiments with materials and technique, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in painting.
  Donnie Wanner
The automobile was the form that first captivated the mind and imagination of artist Donnie Wanner. Working for an automobile manufacturer and being a quick learner with an artist’s eye, he was fascinated by the molding of metal, welding, fabricating, mold making, coloring, and the ultimate production of something that was fresh, exciting, and stimulating to look at. He is recognized as a highly skilled artist specializing in metal wall sculptures depicting landscapes of regional scenes.
CANNON BEACH GALLERY
  Phyllis Trowbridge
Painting and drawing outdoors in the landscape year-round makes Phyllis one of the Northwest’s most dedicated plein air artists. D.K. Row of the Oregonian wrote of her work: “There’s enchantment and enigma, quiet awe in these paintings of lifting fog, melting snow and placid lakes.” She has generously shared her talent in painting residencies and a variety of schools and programs throughout Oregon.
  Bets Cole
Bets’ paintings are energetic, spontaneous, colorful and for the most part executed in the plein air tradition. Each piece evolves slowly, and her success lies in the patience and flexibility involved in her creative process…she re-works her surfaces, building layer upon layer, which in turn allows the piece to gain depth, a sense of history and a voice of its own.
  Michael Lorenzini
His passion for art was born in the raw, frigid, beautiful and often terrifying waters of the Oregon Coast. The majority of his work is done “en plein air”, and he has learned that this can be a trying and frustrating experience…chasing direct sunlight, waiting out rain squalls, and generally enduring miserable conditions. His reward comes when all of the variables synthesize…coming together in a tangible summation.
DRAGONFIRE GALLERY
  Christopher Gerber
For Christopher, reality is not a static state but constantly occurring. His brushstrokes are inspired by the ink paintings of Zen and Taoist masters, evoking focus and intent. By using multiple layers of mica pigments, he generates a holographic effect in an ancient medium as he fuses the layers with torch fire, integrating contrasting textures and simultaneously revealing intriguing nuances. Dripping wax, he plays. He says, “It takes millions of bees pollinating millions of flowers to produce the couple of pounds of wax used in these paintings. That in itself is sacred to me, painting with life itself.”
  JoAnn Chartier
An award winning painter, sculptor, printmaker and published writer, JoAnn has been making art since the age of 12, when she learned the joys and frustrations of painting on location. Though most of her work is now done in acrylics in the studio, she returns to her roots to paint local landscapes and seascapes. She says the challenge of capturing the essence of a place in juicy oils using a knife or brush is, for her, like windsurfing or snowboarding to an adrenaline junky: Irresistible.
  Michael Orwick
Michael’s skill as a landscape artist creates compelling views of our world that move beyond time and place—places as mysterious as Oregon’s craggy coast, as unpredictable as a glacial view of Mount Hood, or as serene as an Oregon waterfall. His work can conjure up thoughts of Remington in his most enamored moments with the majestic west, or the dance of an impressionist on a pond or the snow.
GEORGE VETTER FOTOART
  George Vetter
The natural beauty of the Oregon Coast brought George to Cannon Beach in 1977, and since then his library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000, many of which have appeared in local and national publications. During the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s 200th anniversary, he worked with the Great Falls, Montana Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, where his image entitled “Clark’s View” is now an 8 foot high wall mural.
HAYSTACK GALLERY
  Janis Ellison
Drawn to the dramatic landscape of New Mexico, Janis painted alongside her friends and mentors in the budding days of the early pastel painters of this century. Her love of nature and the outdoors was a natural companion to her passion for painting plein air. In 2006, she moved to southern Oregon, where the pristine setting of the area provides endless inspiration for her work. Honors include signature status in the pastel Society of New Mexico, Sierra Pastel Society and the Northwest Pastel Society.
  Sally O’Neill
Throughout her life, Sally has always been involved in the arts, painting, drawing and music. After working primarily in watercolor beginning in the 80′s, she went back to working solely in oils in 1998, and knew this was the perfect medium for expressing her obsession with light, color and atmosphere. She is both a plein air and studio artist.
  Pat Lambrecht-Hould
Pat received her formal training at the University of Montana; Montana State University and Eastern Montana College. She majored in Applied Arts beginning as a sculptor, later expanding into oil painting and has spent the last 25 years working in watercolor and acrylics. Pat now works exclusively in mixed media often using vibrant colors and layers of texture. Her work is done on a gold leafed surface using the leaf as a reflected light source. “The work is experimental.”
ICEFIRE GLASSWORKS
  Jim Kingwell
What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim Kingwell. Today, he has pieces in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries. His new work offers a fabulous array of colors and forms as he melts a virtually colorless formula with exceptional clarity and handling capability that energizes every color he brings to his finished off-hand blown glass designs.
  Suzanne Kindland
Suzanne’s journey into the world of glass began with a dream where she was suspended in a pillar of fire. Turning in the flames she found herself dancing. That dancing continues as she continues to learn the ways of glass, creating with it as her partner and bringing forth objects reminiscent more of water than fire: cool, smooth forms that reflect light as a pond does, sculptures that bend the light as a ripple does, calm creations that transmit light like the stillest pool.
JEFFREY HULL GALLERY
  Jeffrey Hull
Jeffrey Hull began his painting career 40 years ago as a resident of Cannon Beach. Known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, Jeffrey controls the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he returned to painting in oil as well. Rarely found far from the ocean’s edge, his deep love for the area is clearly seen in his original paintings and prints. He is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.
JEWELRY BY SHARON AMBER
  Sharon Amber
Artist Sharon Amber is best known for her jewelry designs that incorporate local “gems” carved into mermaids, seascapes, and faces bedecked with exotic colored stones. But during Plein Air & More, she will also make the chips fly, carving local sandstone into images related to the sea.
MODERN VILLA GALLERY
  Alan Boileau
Striving to celebrate and enhance the living spirit of the wood in each of his artworks, Alan creates two and three dimensional wall sculptures. He believes the eastern Canadian white pine that he generally uses tells its own story; with the elemental forms and forces in nature driving his original ideas and fueling his belief that wood has a continuous energy of its own.
  Joachim McMillan
In his youth, Joachim worked with watercolors and acrylics, creating works for galleries in Grenada, where he grew up. In his early 20′s, he migrated to New York City to study technology and at the same time continued to explore different art techniques. Years later, he moved to the west coast to work for a leading semi conductor company. During his spare time, he continued to focus on his art, switching to oils and a palette knife. His mosaic style, which he calls “Pixelism” was inspired by the way he has seen acids etching the surface of metals in his work environment.
NORTHWEST BY NORTHWEST GALLERY
  Georgia Gerber
Georgia’s bronze sculptures define many NW public spaces, including “Rachel the Pike Place Pig” in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and 25 sculptures surrounding Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. Gerber won the  vote in 2010 for her Tufted Puffins. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time bringing forth the essence of the subject using the traditional lost wax casting technique.
  Christopher Burkett
Studying with Ansel Adams inspired award winning fine art color landscape photographer Christopher Burkett to redefine color photography as Adams had defined black and white. The Washington Post says, “Burkett has achieved in Cibachrome what Eliot Porter achieved for dye-transfer or Weston for black & white”. Each handcrafted photograph is a hand printed, hand crafted fine art original, solely created by the artist.
  Eric Jacobsen
In 2001, Art & Antiques Magazine rated plein air painter Eric Jacobsen one of the top 16 emerging artists in America. His awards have included the significant fellowship he received after completing his studies at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Copely Artist Award, has been recognized by the Oil Painters of America for his contribution, and featured in SW Art Magazine.
PRIMARY ELEMENTS GALLERY
  Marianne Post
Because she is an avid outdoors woman, Marianne’s subject is “naturally” the landscape. Using soft pastels in a “painterly” impressionistic style, her award winning work reflects quiet morning vistas, light glinting off the water’s surface and the grandeur of the Oregon high country. It also conveys her fascination with nature, light and color.
  Steve Memering
Although Steve had developed a reputation as an accomplished watercolor artist, opaque mediums, such as oil and acrylic gave him the freedom he needed to re- evaluate and explore his ideas. Never entirely abandoning the demanding constraints of watercolor he now works predominantly in oil on canvas. The dramatic play of light and dark has become a persistent theme in his work along with bold, emotion-based color schemes.
  Josh Henrie
Josh Henrie is both a painter and a sculptor with a very unique style. He believes in embedding beauty, power, and, most importantly, soul into the figures that he creates. Through his paintings and sculptures, he likes to portray the raw emotion of beautiful coastal surroundings. 
Josh has participated in the Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Quick Draw and the Plein Air and More events for the past three years.
WHITE BIRD GALLERY
  Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis
A career in commercial art brought Pamela to the Pacific Northwest, and ultimately to her decision to return to her first love, oil painting. Whenever possible she paints en plein air to capture the fleeting qualities of light and the immediacy of the moment. She has been featured in seven solo shows and 35 juried and invitational group shows.
  Christopher Mathie
Having spent a lifetime constantly observing, questioning and creating, Christopher’s current fast-paced, high-energy painting technique appears spontaneous to on-lookers, but his confident bold marks have been long in the making. His signature style focuses on deconstructing images to their most important lines and organic forms. His intention is to stylize forms into “something more like poetry.”
  Robert Schlegel
With paintings, drawings, collages, and prints reflecting the moody environment of the Northwest landscape and countryside, Schlegel’s warm palette of deep oranges and red is balanced with rich earth tones that reflect rural life and natural forms. He is particularly drawn to the interaction of shape and contrasting line found when man-made structures juxtapose the landscape.
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3rd Annual Plein Air & More

3rd Annual Plein Air & More

Description

Plein air is a term derived from the French expression “en plein air,” meaning “in the open air,” and specifically refers to the act of painting outdoors.

Cannon Beach’s popular “Plein Air and More” event has grown to three days this year and will include more than two dozen artists represented by Cannon Beach’s art galleries. They will be creating works of art on location throughout the town and on the beach. Many will work in the traditional method of plein air painting, while others will sculpt, and photograph in their own unique styles. Individual galleries will display the finished works and host receptions for the artists.

You’re invited to sit and watch, ask questions, or even pick up your own brushes and participate in a workshop with Michael Orwick, noted plein air painter, in the week leading up to the event

June 22,23,24
Michael Orwick Workshop : Painting Coastal Color and Light
Join this noted plein air artist in scenic Cannon Beach and learn how to put life and personality into your landscapes. The workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, but Michael is also inviting students to join him for informal sunrise and sunset paint outs at no additional charge.

Open to painters of any level. For more information, contact DragonFire Gallery. 503-436-1533?

June 24
Friday night, 5-7 p.m. “Meet and greet” artists reception

June 25
Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Paint out” and more throughout Cannon Beach
Maps of the artists locations will be available at all of the galleries

Saturday evening: Individual Gallery receptions for the artists.

June 26
Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Plein Air and More Group Show.

Below is a listing of each Gallery Group member and representative work from their participating artists for this event.

If you have specific questions about any of the artists, please contact the galleries directly.  

To see images and bios of the artists please click HERE

 

Media calls should be directed to: Bonnie Gilchrist 503-635-5100

Hope to see you here!

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