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Special “Whimsy” April Art Exhibition at Haystack Gallery

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Haystack Gallery, celebrating its 36th Anniversary this year, has set aside the month long April Exhibition for their “Whimsical” artists: Bishop/Cowdery, Sue Howells, Jeff Zigulis and Bart DeGraaf.

We have everything from DeGraaf’s watercolors of frogs in martini’s, Bishop/Cowdery’s enameled glass and painted wood of animals doing crazy “people antics”, English artist Sue Howells’ fanciful watercolors of  people in London, to Washington artist Jeff Zigulis with his colorful ceramic dream masks.

Join us this month and have a laugh, it’s our pleasure.

New Birds by Melissa Cooper Flock to Bronze Coast Gallery

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Several new exquisite bronze sculptures by Melissa Cooper have landed at Bronze Coast Gallery. ‘Morning Companions’ has two gray doves sitting atop a three-sided vessel, ‘Yellow Warbler’ is perched on a branch above a small round pot, and ‘Cherry Blossoms’ depicts two song birds attached to the side of a warm patinaed vase adorned with cherry blossoms. ‘Winter Berries’ shows a plump robin holding holly berries on top of a square perch. ‘Wine Warbler’ arrived here during Savor Cannon Beach and is a clever and attractive stopper for that opened bottle of wine. After working for years in an art foundry, Cooper possesses a unique blend of technical expertise and artist’s vision. Her sculptures are known for their combination of graceful shape and, as the artist puts it, “fluffy and robust” charm. An impressionistic style suits Cooper well for a creature’s body. When it comes to the face, however, detail is key to infusing the animal with spirit and personality.


The Verde Show at Cannon Beach Gallery

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The Cannon Beach Gallery announces “Verde,” its second annual green-inspired art show, opening Saturday, April 6, 2013, with an Artist Reception that evening from 5-7 p.m. Featured artist Ashley Mersereau will exhibit new work from her highly successful jewelry line, RootsAndWings. Frequently utilizing up-cycled materials to create a polished finished product, pieces from the RootsAndWings line incorporate gold, silver, copper, gemstones, and pearls. The result is a jewelry line that reflects Ms. Mersereau’s philosophy to make her life, “in as many ways as possible, a beautiful, creative act.” The Verde Show also features a juried component to be curated by Royal Nebeker, former director of the art department at Clatsop Community College and internationally exhibited painter and printmaker. Artwork for the juried show should utilize natural or up-cycled materials and/or a green palette. Submissions will be accepted at the Gallery on April 4, 2013 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Gallery will also host an Artist’s Talk on Earth Day, April 20th at 4 p.m. in which artists who have work in the show will reflect on the question, “What does it mean to work green as an artist?”

The Greaver Family Exhibit at Cannon Beach Gallery

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This March, the Cannon Beach Gallery in midtown will host a show featuring three generations of the Greaver Family. Since 1978, Hanne and Harry Greaver have operated the Greaver Gallery in Cannon Beach. Their fine art graphics, drawings and paintings have been included in national juried exhibits in the US and Canada, with over 30 two-person shows to their credit. Their son Peter will exhibit detailed watercolors while their daughter Lotte will show original drawings. Thirteen-year old grandson Connor Kealey will make Cannon Beach Gallery history as one of the youngest artists ever to be showcased in an invitational group show at the gallery. Connor will also exhibit his jewelry designs, which are currently available at the Greaver Gallery. An Artists’ Reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, March 2, from 5pm – 7pm, featuring Paul Greaver performing original compositions on guitar. Light appetizers and libations will be served.

Chinese New Year Celebration at DragonFire Gallery

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Dragonfire Gallery will hold its annual Chinese New Year Show & Party over the President’s Day Weekend. The show will feature new work created for the event by many of DragonFire’s artists. The reception will take place from 2-5pm on Saturday, February 16. Live music will be provided by popular local artist, Bucky Pottschmidt on guitar and vocals. Asian inspired cuisine will be provided by Chef Jonathan Hoffman.

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