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Cannon Beach Gallery announces its next show

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The Next All-Juried Show At The Cannon Beach Gallery Is In June.

Artists are encouraged to submit up to three pieces of original art work to the next all juried show at the Cannon Beach Gallery, Terra Nova on Thursday, June 4, 10am – 4pm.  Artists working in all media are encouraged to blur the lines of contemporary landscape for this exhibition, which will run from June 6 – June 28.    The exhibit will be curated by the CBAA’s Gallery Committee, artists will be notified by phone or email by the end of the day on Friday, June 5 as to whether or not their work was selected to be hung as part of the show.The Artist’s Reception is on June 6, 5 – 7 pm.

For more information about the Juried Show Program at the Cannon Beach Gallery, please visit our website,

In addition, this special event will be happening the weekend of the opening reception.

Nature Journaling Workshop

A CBAA event in conjunction with the June Juried show, Terra Nova

Sunday, June 7th 10am – 12:30pm

Led by Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Circle Creek Habitat Reserve, Seaside

Workshop Fee: $30

Explore the beauty and mystery of the coastal landscape through nature journaling. Learn how to capture your observations and impressions in word and art.  Strengthen your connection with the natural world by careful observation and recording of things you see, feel, hear or taste; a great way to start or continue your nature journal. The workshop is ideal for artists, naturalists, hikers or birders.  All levels welcomed. Age: children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Our workshop will take place at Circle Creek Habitat Reserve, land conserved by The North Coast Land Conservancy, a private land trust operating on the North Coast of Oregon from Lincoln City to Astoria.  Katie Voelke, Executive Director of NCLC, will provide an opening message about the land trust and the site we will be visiting today.

We will continue with a short discussion on why to use nature journaling and how to go about creating a nature journal. We will explore the habitat reserve and students will have time for hands on journaling.  Participants will receive a copy Dorota’s of coloring/reading book: Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest for future reference.

Instructor: Dorota is an educator, artist and a forager. She will share her knowledge of nature journaling and plants.

Materials: Bring a sketchbook of your choice, pencil 2 B or 4 B, writing utensil (I suggest Pigma Micron black pen 005 or 01), other media of choice (color pencils or watercolors)

Things to Know: Bring water and snacks, and anything to keep you comfortable outdoors on the coast: sun hat, sunglasses, comfortable shoes and rain jacket. There are no restrooms available at Circle Creek. There will be light walking on uneven terrain, if you are unable to walk or would prefer to sit while sketching – bring your own light camping chair.

Funding Partner: Cannon Beach Tourism & Arts Fund

About the Cannon Beach Arts Association
Since 1986, the Cannon Beach Arts Association (CBAA) has provided programs and opportunities that enhance and support the arts in Cannon Beach and the surrounding community.  The CBAA is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization run almost entirely by volunteers, allowing over 97% of its budget to go directly to a wide variety of programs. These programs include: a Summer Art Camp, Scholarships for high school seniors, a $4,000 Individual Artist Grant, a Summer Art Internship and the Cannon Beach Gallery. The Cannon Beach Arts Association programs are all funded through member’s contributions, and grants from business, foundations, and government agencies.
For more information, contact the Cannon Beach Arts Association at
(503) 436-0744, or PO Box 684, Cannon Beach, OR 97110; Email: ,Web:


Primary Elements Gallery, Sweet Basil’s Cafe & Lloyd Jones at Spring Unveiling

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Northwest By Northwest Gallery names artists to be featured during Spring Unveiling, including several who have appeared on OPB’s Art Beat

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15th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival Schedule May 1,2 & 3 2015


Friday May 1. 5:00 to 6:00. Georgia Gerber.  Noted Public Sculptor & Master of the Bronze medium, Georgia Gerber  brings forth the essence of her subject matter using the lost wax traditional casting technique. She will share a slide presentation of the foundry process. “Tufted Puffins” , created for Cannon Beach, grace our City as part of the communities permanent Public Art Collection, selected by Public Choice Vote. Gerber’s work defines many of our favorite NW Public Places and moments in our lives as photo ops including, “Rachel, the Pike Place Pig ” at the Market in Seattle and 26 sculptures in downtown Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, depicting Oregon Wildlife. Georgia will join us for the upcoming 7th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival June 26, 27 & 28th covered by the prestigious Southwest Art Magazine. Gerber won the People’s Choice vote last year for her life size “Colt with Turtle” which was created for a Public Art Project in Overland Park, Kansas, “Prairie Fire .” Reception following with Jazz Guitar of Bobcat Bob   &   Sineann Winery with Patrick McElligott.


May 2. 1:00. Hazel Schlesinger  Plein Air Oil & Abstract Oil Painter. A native of Cannon Beach, Hazel is a member of the prestigious American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America. Her work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, and has appeared in the TV series “Leverage” as well as commercials distributed worldwide. Hazel is a member of the Hawaii Plein Air Society and will join us for the 7th Annual Plein AIr & More Arts Festival.

May 2. 2:20  Christopher Burkett  Master of Fine Art Photography. “The Art & Craft of the Traditional Darkroom”. Natural light and color. No filters or digital enhancement. OPB  feature artist. Oregon Art Beat. Collections Include; Portland Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston Center for Creative Photography, Tucson Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Fine Art Kansas City, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Kentucky. Harvard University & Stanford University. “ Burkett  has done for Color what  Adams  & Weston did for Black & White.”   James Enyeart

May 2, 3:30.  Jeff White   Master Oil Painter & Public Artist. OPB TV feature artist. Oregon Art Beat. Jeff paints the splendor of our natural world in the Northwest in pursuit of the ethereal & atmospheric light our region is known for.  Paintings in Public Places:  The Hawaii Temple Visitor Center,  Seattle Maritime Museum,  & San Francisco Bay Wildlife  Refuge.  Collections Include; Schnitzer Steel,  Clint Eastwood, & the performer Joanna Newson. Jeff will join us for the 7th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival covered by the prestigious Southwest Art Magazine, June 26, 27, & 28.

May 2, 4:00 . Kirk Lybecker  Master Watercolor Painter. OPB  TV feature  artist. Oregon Art Beat.

Numerous Private & Public Collections including; Yale University & University of Oregon.

 May 2,6:00 to 8:00 Reception with the Artists  Live music  by Bobcat Bob & Paul Dueber, Cannon Beach Soundtrack


May 3, 12:00. Don Stastny   Public Sculptor,  Bronze Sculptor, International Architect, Painter, Cannon Beach artist.

May 3, 1:00. Ivan McLean.  One of 10 Sculptors selected for the Newport Beach Sculpture Park in Newport Beach California for a 108″ Stainless Steel Sphere. His numerous Public Sculptures  can be seen throughout  Portland’s Pearl District. The Nines Hotel in downtown Portland has a nine foot tall hammered Bronze Sculpture,  Wood Sculpture throughout , and Kiln Formed  Glass  Panels created for the Hotel.

Two Crows to perform at Primary Elements Gallery for Spring Unveiling

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Cannon Beach Retrospective for Shirley Gittelsohn

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1981 photo Shirley in Studio with many Haystacks

FAmily Portrait 1977 good version

1981 Haystack

The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to be hosting Shirley Gittelsohn, in A Cannon Beach Retrospective from  May 1 – June 2 with an Artist Reception: May 2, 5 – 7pm.  This show opens during Cannon Beach’s town wide arts festival, Spring Unveiling: May 1 – May 3, with a special artists conversation on Saturday, May 2 at 12:20 pm.

Gittelsohn has been painting in Oregon for more than five decades. She was represented in Arlene Schnitzer’s Fountain Gallery during the 1970s and 80s. She’s crafted a career that celebrates her passion for painting and her love of her family – all manifested in her work. Now she struggles with macular degeneration, but continues to paint.

Taking place in the month of her 90th birthday, Gittelsohn will showcase works representing watershed moments spanning her career, including views from her Cannon Beach studio.

The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition has provided funding to the CBAA to help make this important exhibition possible.


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