Events

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

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Stormy Weather Arts Festival Cannon Beach, Nov. 4-6, 2011

Stormy Weather Arts Festival Cannon Beach, Nov. 4-6, 2011

Description

Imagine a place where the mists and storms of the coast swirl around a magical ‘mountain of a Haystack’ rising from the sea, and from every hearth and home emerges writers, singers, composers, painters and sculptors. That is what happens each November in Cannon Beach . These entire forces join together to transform your experience into a festival of creativity filled with music, theater, poetry and art.

This is The Stormy Weather Arts Festival.

Below is the line-up of artists at the thirteen Gallery Group member galleries.

Please click here for the weekend schedule of events.


Bronze Coast Gallery
224 N. Hemlock # 2, Tel:800-430-1055
www.bronzecoastgallery.com
email:info@bronzecoastgallery.com

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Ben Hammond
Through the years Ben has been dedicating more and more of his time to sculpting. His passion for the beauty of the human figure is exemplified in his art. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Dexter Jones Awards for bas-relief by the National Sculpture Society. Ben is also a talented portrait artist and for the past four years has been commissioned to complete portrait busts for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 

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Joshua Tobey
In the Tobey household, nature is as much a part of life as art. Perhaps one would not exist without the other. Josh chose sculpture as his focus because he admired the bronze process—but mostly because it’s his favorite art form. To Josh, it’s on a different level because of its physical interaction with everyone that sees it and touches it. Currently he is exploring a combination of figurative studies combined with wildlife.

 

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Matthew Palmer
By age twelve, Matthew Palmer was creating life-size creatures out of masking tape and newspapers in his basement. Opting to pass on scholarships from various art institutes, he decided to get his training hands on. Working full time at Old World Stone Carving for six years, Matthew gained tremendous experience designing and executing commissioned sculptures and architectural elements. He became skilled at using a variety of traditional media, including stone, marble, clay, wood, and bronze.

Cannon Beach Arts Assoc.

1064 S. Hemlock, Tel:503-436-0744
www.cannonbeacharts.org
email:cannonbeacharts@gmail.com

 

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Zemula Fleming
Fascinated by the icon and its power to evoke adoration and reverence, Zemula is also inspired by period fashion, ranging from the medieval period to more modern times. In her small paintings and beaded mosaics, Fleming creates a jewel-like window into the persona of imaginary women that look like they have a story to tell.

DragonFire Gallery
First & Hemlock , Tel:503-436-1533 DragonFireStudio.com email:dinteractives@qwestoffice.net
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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.
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Theresa Andreas-O’Leary
Theresa is a self taught painter and muralist. Many pastoral scenes in her paintings reflect time spent living in Europe and South America. She has received numerous regional awards for her work, including the 2006 Chronicle Public Art Award for her composition, Vine Light, which now hangs in Lake Oswego’s City Hall Building. Monet’s quote best describes her work: “Put your hand in mine and let us help one another to see things better.

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Chuck Gumpert
Chuck majored in art, studying the gamut from drawing and painting, to illustration and advertising design —while specializing in the still emerging field of computer graphics, photo manipulation, and desktop publishing. Often, his paintings develop from “digital studies”, taking on the exploration of projected light and vivid color vs. reflected light and natural color. Energy, light, movement and color all mingle on his canvases into lush, vibrant atmospheres and translucencies.

George Vetter FotoArt

231 N. Hemlock #113, Tel:503-739-1415
GeorgeVetterFotoArt.com
email:george@cannon-beach.net

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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
183 N. Hemlock, Tel:503-436-2547
www.haystackgallery.com

email:info@haystackgallery.com


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John Ebner
John’s passion for the Northwest is manifested through smooth, powerful, yet simplified sweeps of color, which allow his images to suspend time and capture a lasting image of a quiet moment in time. His paintings calm the spirit, allowing the viewer to feel the same serenity as the artist. His latest work in pastel and acrylics allows him to create stronger statements using bolder and more defining interplays of color and lines of movement.

 


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Michael Sorensen
Michael vibrantly paints the beloved Northwest scenery with personality that is better captured by the imagination than by a camera. From his unexpected color choices that express mood more than reality, to his blending of both looseness and detail, he creates images that relate with people’s memories of their favorite places. His palette full of bright colors allows for the intense movement of his flowing landscapes.

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Michael Tieman
Michael is a local Cannon Beach artist who started sketching and painting as a child. After many years in advertising design, he decided to work full time as an artist. Working initially as a painter, he added sculpture and stone carving to his repertoire. All of his work includes three-dimensional aspects —with his bronzes, the texture is the impasto brushstroke, color is the play of light and shadows across the surfaces and the details are the free style movement of the impressionist style.

Heritage Gallery

224 N. Hemlock, Tel:503-436-0844
www.heritagefineart.com

email:dann@heritagefineart.com

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James Christensen
Inspired by the world’s myths, fables and tales of imagination, James’ hope is that through whatever he creates-be it porcelain, fine art print, bronze or book-he can convey a message, inspiration or a simple laugh. Christensen has won all the professional art honors the World Science Fiction and Fantasy
Convention can bestow, as well as multiple Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.


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William Phillips
“Aviation was my first artistic love,” says William, “But my true, enduring love remains my faith, home and family. The historical aviation subjects, I research; the contemporary and nostalgic subjects, I live.” Bill is aviation artist of choice for many American heroes and the favorite nostalgic landscape artist for many collectors. He is one of only a few artists to have ever had a one-man show in The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.

Icefire Glassworks

Corner of Hemlock and Gower Streets
Tel:503-436-2359
email:icefire@theoregonshore.com

 


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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.

 


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Mark Gordon
Mark’s first exposure to glass was at 9 years old when he watched a team of Seattle glassblowers on television. He was totally captivated and the rest is history. As an adult, he worked for a time at Icefire, took classes and continued to be encouraged by them as he discovered that the only limitation of glass and how to work with it was his own imagination, experiences and desire.

 


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Pam 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.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery
172 N. Hemlock, Tel:503.436.2600
www.hullgallery.com
email:info@hullgallery.com


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Jeffrey Hull
Jeffrey Hull began has painting career over 35 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.

Modern Villa Gallery
224 N. Hemlock, Tel:503-436-2428
www.modernvillagallery.com
email:info@modernvillagallery.com

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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.”

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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.

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Thomas Hughes
After making furniture for many years, Thomas took a different tact with his work and began focusing less on function. His kinetic sculpture series of “mechanical theatres” began about 3-1/2 years ago and encompasses many of his interests: folk art, engineering, circuses, birds, kinetic movement, roadside attractions, and woodcarving. They started out with simple mechanisms but each new piece has become more complex.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery
232 N. Spruce Tel:503-436-0741
NWBYNWGALLERY.com
email:info@nwbynwgallery.com

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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.

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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 Southwest Art Magazine and American Art Collector.
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Georgia Gerber
Public sculptor Georgia Gerber won the Cannon Beach public choice vote for “2010 Sculpture Without Walls” for her “Tufted Puffins.” Gerber defines many of our public spaces with works like “Rachael the Pike Place Pig” and the 26 sculptures surrounding downtown Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse. Her bronze sculpture is traditionally crafted requiring 14 labor-intensive steps. She has created a sculpture especially for NW By NW GALLERY titled, “Balancing Deer.”

Primary Elements Gallery
172 N. Hemlock Tel:503-436-0220
www.primaryelementsgallery.com
email:pegallery@qwestoffice.net

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Jao Ying
Jiao Ying’s unique style of painting emerged from the Yunnan School of China. She seeks a harmonious way of unification between the primitive traditions of the oriental art form with the modern western use of rich warm colors. Her brilliant florals and landscapes feature female figures and water birds painted on both sides of rice paper with watercolor.


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Gary Fenske
Working in the dark for the last 30 years, inventing luminous paints and pioneering techniques with his fluorescing color palette, Mr. Fenske became noted as the master of Luminism.

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Rip Caswell
Rip Caswell’s Bronze Sculptures are museum quality fine art. He specializes in nature inspired wildlife and figurative bronze sculpture and is renowned for his ability to capture the spirit and essence of his subjects.

Jewelry by Sharon Amber
172 N. Hemlock Tel:503-436-1494
www.sharonamber.com email:sharon@sharonamber.com

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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 she can also make the chips fly, carving local sandstone into images related to the sea.

White Bird Gallery
251 N. Hemlock Tel:503.436.2681
www.whitebirdgallery.com
email:info@whitebirdgallery.com


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Christopher Mathie
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 goal is to capture the essence of things. He says, “My intention is to stylize forms into something more like poetry. When I trust myself, knowing my marks are correct without editing… the work flows easily and the joy I feel is immense.”
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