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Peter Greaver & Carl Annala at the Cannon Beach Gallery

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December 21 – January 25, 2015

Artist’s Reception:  Saturday, January 3, 5-7 pm

Fary Tea & Craft Party:  Sunday, January 4, 2-4 pm

The winner of the 2014 Individual Artist Grant, Peter Greaver, will present his year-long project in an exhibition that opens on December 21 with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, January 3 from 5-7 pm. The exhibit will run until January 25, 2015.

Greaver has spent the last year exploring the hidden world of fairies in a reflection on the mystical aspects of the natural world. Greaver will show a collection of Fairy Houses and mixed media work, two-dimensional work.

“Raised in a family of artists, I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon. Many of my earliest drawings are images of elves and fairies,” Greaver explains about his early inspiration for the project that he has been working on for the last year.

“These fairy houses are inspired by Victorian fairy painting and vintage children’s books, as well as older folklore. I am also inspired by old Chinese spirit houses; miniature houses where the spirit of ancestors were welcomed and remembered,” Greaver writes in his artist statement.

Painter Carl Annala will be exhibiting a series of paintings of the forest as a personal cathedral to accompany Greaver’s work.

“The forest is a cathedral and my heaven lies in the quiet wreckage of the forest. In the forest I see echoes of the modern world; networks, collapse, growth, fruit and homes. I look with a modern painter’s eye to find powerful compositions to photograph in the most chaotic areas of the forest. Being a student of both Lucinda Parker and Christie Wyckoff, I see their marks in me now, I stand one foot in a pile of minute twigs an the other in a heap of thick paint, pushing photography towards abstract expressionism, pushing painting towards neo-post-impressionism,” Carl Annala writes of his latest body of work.

Funds were received from U. S. Bank’s charitable giving grant program for the Columbia Pacific Region to sponsor the Individual Artist Grant show as an Exhibit Underwriter.


Peter Greaver

“Autumn” by Peter Greaver

Carl Annala

“Path to the Cathedral Tree” by Carl Annala

Glimpses: the 28th Annual Miniatures Show

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Cannon Beach Gallery

opens November 7, 2014
Collectors Preview Party, Friday, November 7 from 6 -8 pm
Artist’s Reception, Saturday, November 8 from 5-8 pm
Jeweler’s Showcase, Sunday, November 9, 10 am – 3 pm

The 28th Annual Miniatures Show, Glimpses, will open on Friday, November 7 with special events planned to coincide with Stormy Weather Arts Festival. The featured artists for the show are basket makers Donna Sakamoto Crispin, and Kathleen Kanas. In addition, the Miniatures Show is a juried exhibition that features artwork in all media created by artists from across the Northwest. This year’s guest curator is Jennifer Zika of the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery.

On Friday night, the CBAA will kick off the Stormy Weather Arts Festival with a Collectors Preview Party from 6-8 pm with guest curator Zika and artist Donna Sakamoto-Crispin. This is a great opportunity for serious buyers to come in and see the show at the beginning of this busy arts festival weekend while getting a chance to meet the curator and featured artists in an intimate setting.

On Saturday night, November 8,  there will be an open Artist’s Reception from 5-8 pm which will celebrate the artists whose work was selected for Glimpses.  Light appetizers and refreshments will be served, this is a free event open to the public.

On Sunday, November 9, there will be a Jeweler’s Showcase featuring local Cannon Beach and Manzanita artists from 10 am- 2 pm.

Featured artist, Donna Sakamoto Crispin, is known for her work both in natural materials and using wire to crochet vessels.  Since 1986, Donna Sakamoto Crispin has been creating contemporary baskets that incorporate Pacific Northwest indigenous techniques, Japanese aesthetics, and materials and inspiration from the natural world. Her work ranges from baskets of handmade paper and cedar bark to life-size figures woven from willow branches. To master traditional techniques, Sakamoto Crispin attends workshops by Japanese and aboriginal instructors. “The influence from other cultures isn’t something I take lightly,” says Sakamoto Crispin, a third-generation Japanese American. “I try to be respectful.”

Sakamoto Crispin hand-gathers about 80 percent of her basketry materials. She grows several willow species in her garden for the twigs, and she harvests leaves from daylily and iris plants. Weaving materials fill two bedrooms of her Eugene, Oregon, home.

Jennifer Zika is the current Director at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, where she has served in that position since the fall of 2000.

As director, Zika is a liason for Oregon artists, clientele, and a staff of approximately 100 volunteers who help operate the gallery and greet the public. The gallery showcases some 250 artists and presents 3 large shows each year, in addition to various events to educate the patrons and volunteers about the artists’ work.

Prior to moving to Oregon, Jennifer worked as a manager and district manager for The Limited Inc. in San Francisco, New York city, and for a short while in Portland. She was a volunteer for SFMOMA in the photography department for several years when she resided in San Francisco, working on various projects to help organize components of their photography collection.


Donna Sakamoto-Crispin












Georgia Gerber in Southwest Art Magazine

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Noted Bronze Sculptor Georgia Gerber is featured in the September issue of Southwest Art Magazine.

Featured works include Turtle & Rabbit , Colt & Turtle & Otter Moon 11. In the two page spread on the artist. Otter Moon 11 is pictured in clay. It will be cast in bronze just in time for Cannon Beach’s 27th Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival beginning November 7th. See a slide show of the foundry process by the artist November 7th at 5pm at Northwest by Northwest Gallery.
The sculptor defines many of our favorite NW Public Places like Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square or Rachel the Pig for the Pike Place Market .

"Otter Moon" by Georgia Gerber at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

“Otter Moon 11” by Georgia Gerber at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

"Turtle Rabbit" by Georgia Gerber at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

“Turtle & Rabbit” by Georgia Gerber at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

Northwest By Northwest Gallery
232 N Spruce
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
503 436 0741. 800 494 0741

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Stirling Gorsuch

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Celebrate sculpture and watercolor at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

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Ivan McLean sculpture at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

Ivan McLean sculpture at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

Sculpture and watercolor are celebrated on Saturday September 6 from 2 to 5p at Northwest By Northwest Gallery. Public sculptor Ivan McLean has just installed a 108″ foot stainless steel sphere in Newport Beach California. Mclean is one of ten sculptors selected nationally for the Sculpture Park. His public sculpture can be seen throughout Portland from the Pearl District to the Nines Hotel & The New Seasons markets. Meet the sculptor Saturday September 6. He will share a slide show of his sculpture from 2 to 3p. From private home & garden to public sculpture Ivan McLean defines our NW landscape.

Kirk Lybecker is a nationally recognized watercolorist who has been featured on OPB TV Oregon Art Beat. His paintings are in numerous prestigious collections including Yale university & University of Oregon. His style has been honed over three decades and is in numerous prestigious private collections across the country. He will give an informal talk on Saturday September 6 between 3 & 4.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery
232 N Spruce
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
503 436 0741. 800 494 0741

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