Leading the development of Cannon Beach’s thriving art community, this historic gallery was founded in 1971 and was one of the first art galleries to fully integrate fine art and studio craft. Today the gallery continues to represent many talented artists working in the Pacific Northwest, highlighting original and handcrafted contemporary art. Showcasing the array of innovative styles being created in the region, works in painting, sculpture, and mixed media are featured as well as glass, clay, jewelry, wood, printmaking and photography.
Representing both established and emerging artists, this boutique style gallery truly has something for everyone! Offering affordable pieces and an eclectic range of art – from expressive landscapes, plein air painting, realism and abstraction to decorative and functional pieces for the home, contemporary ceramics and an exceptional collection of art jewelry.
Seasonally changing exhibitions feature the latest creations by our many regional artists and other gallery favorites from around the country. Visit our gallery for an intimate art experience in a friendly environment. See our web site for information on current and upcoming exhibitions.
Primary Elements Gallery evolved from the concept of art inspired by elemental forms and sustenance. Sand when heated becomes glass; clay in the earth fired for pottery; metals molten take various shapes. Nature is the flow of life that nurtures; it exists in balance and symmetry in various forms that we all understand. It restores with its color and beauty.
Talented artists participate in all mediums of originals and prints, photography, pottery, stone, glass, metals, fiber, and woodworking. Each artist interprets with individual perception and training the variety of art forms. Their efforts manifest in functional as well as purely decorative expressions of art.
The gallery is owned and operated by Stephanie Ansley. It is located on the second level of Sandpiper square in the heart of Cannon Beach and is open 9:30AM to 6PM. daily all year round. Exhibits change and demonstrations by local and nationally know artists are frequent.
Primary Elements Gallery
172 N. Hemlock, PO Box 1084, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
The public is invited, children are welcome to participate in all our events. WE are members of The Cannon Beach Gallery Group and The Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to the imagination of Sharon Amber! Sharon creates highly original and elegantly crafted fine jewelry at her studio overlooking the ocean and Haystack Rock. Her work is sought by discerning buyers from around the world. From exotic pearls and brilliantly colored gemstones to the dense black basalt pebbles she carves, Sharon creates breathtakingly beautiful jewelry. ” I consider it a privilege to be spending my time on something I’m passionate about. I love my work and I really enjoy the people I’m creating for. It’s an honor and a responsibility to make something so treasured..” After seeing Viking jewelry over 2000 years old, Sharon says, “I put my best into each piece since I know it’s going to be around for awhile. I want it to stand the test of time, both structurally and design wise.” Sharon sells her work exclusively at her gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon where she lives and works.
Original Fine Art. Regional Masters.
Filmed by European Travel Channel for Travel Oregon.
A vision and philosophy of the real cultural value of original art.
An appreciation of the heritage of technique and fine craft.
Art that extends to the community with advocacy for Sculpture Without Walls.
Public choice winners Wayne Chabre in 2007 for “A Delicate Balance” & Steve Jensen winner 2008 for “Fisherman’s Dance”.
Public Sculptor Georgia Gerber winner 2010 for her “Tufted Puffins”. Rachel the Pike Place Pig & twenty six sculptures in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Assemblage by Nelson Davis. “Slightly Outside the Mainstream”. Oregon Art Beat Artist.
Native sculptor Lillian Pitt. Icon of NW Art & Culture.
Alisa Looney winner 2009 Sculpture Without Walls “Contact”.
Fine Art Color Landscape Photography by Christopher Burkett. Burkett has defined color photography as his mentor Ansel Adams defined Black & White.
Plein Air Oil Painter Eric Jacobsen rated one of the top 16 emerging artists in America.
Figurative works of bronze sculptor Ann Fleming.
Across from City Park. Info Center.
This modern, contemporary art gallery invites you to “Awaken Your Imagination” with an array of spectacular art including local , national and international artists. Specializing in imaginative, bold, colorful original paintings, Limited Edition prints, wooden wall sculptures, mechanical theatres and glass sculptural waves. Our themes encompass music, wine, contemporary and surreal landscapes, waves, beachscapes and the abstract. Featuring David Jonathan Marshall owner and resident painter with his endless imagination and unique styles and themes.
All of our artists offer specialized commission artwork for our clientele.
Jeffrey Hull began his painting career over 35 years ago as a resident of the beautiful coastal art community of Cannon Beach, Oregon. Though primarily self taught, he did study under three Northwest Watercolorists in the early 70’s. 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. After many years of painting watercolor exclusively Jeff recently returned to painting with oils as well. He is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge and his deep love for the area is clearly seen in his work.
In 1987 after many years of displaying his artwork locally, Jeff and his wife Carol opened their own gallery. His representational work is exclusively displayed in their spacious gallery located on the second level of Sandpiper Square in the heart of downtown Cannon Beach. Jeffrey Hull is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.
The craftsmanship at Icefire Glassworks begins with the building. With its hand-hewn cedar posts and steel brackets evoking Pacific Northwest Native American art, it embodies the aesthetics of the 1970s. The hinges on its doors are of material salvaged from a shipwreck, and the roof is recycled metal.
The creative spark doesn’t stop there. Born in fire, now smooth as water, glass pieces line the walls of this rustic gallery. Sensual shapes and exquisite color play with light; while visitors watch new works come into being.
Educated as a potter, self-educated as a glass artist, James Kingwell brings long experience to his classic forms. Colors range from the serenity of the “Northern Lights” pieces to the electric energy of his “Bad Hair Day” series. The “Zingers” express all the motion possible in glass.
Suzanne Kindland’s “Autumn Leaves” series evokes forests, grasslands and deserts. The “Brocades” feature complex applications of frits, powders and precious metal leaf, and the “ColorPlay” pieces use the different viscosities of the colors to form the vessels.
Also featured are gallery friends Michelle Kaptur and Mark Gordon.
Established in 1977, Haystack Gallery displays the works of over 75 Northwest and regionally recognized artists, covering a wide range of styles including original watercolors, oils, acrylics, bronze & metal sculptures, limited and open edition lithographs, giclee, silver & dichroic jewelry and hand tinted etchings.
Haystack Gallery is an authorized Hadley House Dealer featuring artists such as Steve Hanks, Lee Bogle, Collin Bogle,Sueellen Ross, and Charles Wysocki, as well as independent artists such as Tim Cotterill, also known as the “Frogman”, Mike Smith, Michael Sorensen, John Ebner, Pino, Michael Tieman, Sean Conrad, Sally O’Neill, Barbara Coppock, Rie Munoz, Beit Nir jewelry from Israel and Sarah Richards.
Friendly, prompt service includes on-site framing. Open Daily.
See the world through the eyes of photographer George Vetter. The natural beauty and awe of Cannon Beach and the Oregon coast attracted George here in 1977. At that same time Floyd Peterson opened Haystack Gallery with his black and white photography and gave classes which George attended. Inspired by Floyd, George set up his own dark room and embarked on his career of capturing the many faces of Cannon Beach. George is known by locals as “the guy with the hat and the camera”. Over the years his photo library has grown to more than 100,000 images, including b/w, color, color slides and digital. His credits include the Library of Congress, The Travel Channel, Cannon Beach Historical Society, Cannon Beach Magazine, Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce and Cannon-Beach Net – as well as local and regional publications. George’s image “Clark’s View” is currently an 8 foot high mural at the Montana Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana.
Digital photography and the Internet have allowed George to realize his dream of sharing images with the world. Besides on the website for his gallery, George’s images are featured throughout Cannon-Beach.net and in his downtown gallery next to the fountain in Village Centre where giclees can be seen on canvas up to 36″x48″.
Visit the gallery or call 503-739-1415 for an appointment.
Surround yourself with the finest Northwest artists in a gallery that is itself a work of art with a relaxed ambiance, vivid colors and unique vision.
Contemporary art lovers and critics call DragonFire “a feast for your senses.” It is one of the largest and most excitingly diverse galleries in Oregon, focusing on surprisingly affordable original art in media ranging from acrylics and oils to sculptures in bronze, steel or copper to mouth-blown and fused glass to stoneware to encaustics to fine jewelry and wearable art.
Distinctive individuality is the artistic common thread. Our goal is to help you find that first original piece, the cornerstone of your collection, or the perfect way to commemorate that special occasion.
Indulge yourself with an original piece. You are guaranteed an original that is highly individual in both theme and style.
The Cannon Beach Gallery is a program of the nonprofit multidisciplinary Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA). The CB Gallery features the work of local and regional artists, both professional and emerging, in shows that change each month.
Predominantly staffed by volunteers, the CB Gallery offers unique opportunities for a variety of artists through its featured and juried shows. The Gallery also carries a selection one-of-a-kind jewelry, and books by local authors.
Stop into the Gallery to find out more about all of the CBAA’s programs or visit our web site for information and a calendar of events.
In its twentieth year, Bronze Coast Gallery is one of the Oregon Coast ‘s premiere fine art galleries. Specializing in limited edition bronze sculpture, the gallery was opened by Kim Barnett in 1993 after more than a decade spent operating a large art foundry in eastern Oregon . The focus of the Bronze Coast Gallery is to provide education in sculpture and the in depth process of bronze casting. The gallery also spotlights the finest in original painting, photography and giclee reproductions, and features more than forty award-winning regional, national and international artists.
Bronze Coast Gallery is located in The Landing at 224 North Hemlock Street in the heart of scenic Cannon Beach , 90 minutes west of Portland on the northwest Oregon coast. For inquiries call 800-430-1055. Open daily from 10am to 6pm and by appointment.