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Seven Artists Receive Awards at Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s Plein Air & More Arts Festival

Seven Artists Receive Awards at Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s Plein Air & More Arts Festival

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Cannon Beach, OR – July 2, 2013   More than 50 artists participated in the Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s 5th Annual  Plein Air & More Arts Festival which drew thousands to the coast June 28-30 to watch them paint and create throughout the town and on the beach.  At the end of the festival, Kimberly Moore from SW Art Magazine announced six awards, three to artists who represented those painting “en plain air” and three to those who represented the “& More” part of the event which opened it up to sculptors, wood carvers, ceramic artists, metal artists, and more.

Receiving awards from the magazine, along with a hand blown glass sculpture created by Cannon Beach Artist Jim Kingwell from Icefire Glassworks, were:

Michael Orwick, DragonFire Gallery: Award of Excellence for “Plein Air” work done onsite during the weekend and for overall body of work.

Dave and Boni Deal, White Bird Gallery:  Award of Excellence for “& More” work done onsite during the weekend and for overall body of work.

Receiving additional awards from the magazine were:

Eric Jacobsen, Northwest By Northwest Gallery: Award of Excellence for “The Needles” on display at the group show.

Jacques and Mary Regat, Bronze Coast Gallery: Award of Excellence for “Ode to Joy” on display at the group show.

Jeffrey Hull, Jeffrey Hull Gallery: Honorary Award of Excellence for Best “Plein Air” representation of Cannon Beach for “Broken & Breaking” on display at the group show.

George Vetter, George Vetter FotoArt: Honorary Award of Excellence for Best “& More” representation of Cannon Beach for “Morning Rays” on display at the group show.

The public was also invited to vote for their favorite piece in the Group Show, which included work from all of the weekend’s featured artists represented by the twelve members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group.  Winner of the “People’s Choice Award” was Sally O’Neill, represented by Haystack Gallery.  She also received a glass sculpture created by Jim Kingwell.

More information:
Bonnie Gilchrist
bonnie@gilchristassoc.com

503-635-5100