Event

Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 2, 3, 4, 2018

Each November Cannon Beach’s art community gathers to collectively celebrate diverse talents during this popular festival of the arts.

Galleries, shops, hotels and restaurants host a variety of writers, singers, composers, painters, sculptors and more. The unique coastal beauty of this region has inspired creativity for many decades, making Cannon Beach one of The Best Art Towns in America.

Transform your coastal experience into a festival of creativity filled with music, theater, poetry and art.

For Schedule of Gallery Events click here

 

 

Archimedes Gallery

Erik Abel

Bold colors, geometric patterns, and botanical profiles capture the eye in Erik Abel’s artwork. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, his work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature. His roots as a California surfer intermingle with his experiences traveling to the South Pacific and Central America, imparting an organic, tribal style to his subjects and compositions. Upon a closer look, Abel’s graphic imagery unfolds to tell the story of his paintings. Accents peak through unexpectedly revealing the layers of color Abel cloaks in each piece while loose strokes of colored pencil and marker create dimension.  Erik currently lives in Seaside, Oregon.

Nicole Gustafsson

Nicole works as a full time illustrator specializing in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments to pop culture based projects. She uses a stunning color palette to capture fantastical places. Her interest in wildlife and trees grew into a life-long passion of the natural world and continues to be a theme in her artwork.

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Brin Levinson

In the war between man and the natural world, it would appear, judging from his unpeopled cityscapes, nature has won. Levinson’s worlds – washed in dour grays, ochre, and sepia brown – suggest the landscape before us is already becoming a relic. The brightest colors, the occasional burst of blue sky that breaks out from behind cloud-crowded sky, the flash of red graffiti on a rhino, illuminate the scene. Currently living in Portland, Oregon, you can see the influence Portland’s industrial areas and older architecture have had on Levinson. His “backyard” has become the subject of his art. A “new place” has emerged in his work based on the collision of urban landscapes and the natural world – in which the deer and the zebra roam, while wildebeests graze in the city’s Chinatown, and beneath an underpass in a switching yard, a tagged walrus, big as a train car, appears to rest his weary flippers.

Bronze Coast Gallery

Jim Eppler

Jim brings the power, beauty, harshness and magnetic attraction of nature to both his paintings and bronzes. He creates from the experience of his lifelong enchantment with wildlife and his innate gift for the use of color and form. A seasoned artist who readily admits a romance with “the play of light and shadow, the way paint builds on canvas,” he is equally captivated by gestures and textures that lend themselves to the three-dimensional aspect of bronze. Bringing his skill as a colorist to his sculpture, Eppler hand-finishes each bronze in his limited editions.

Robert Rogers

Robert is a native Texan whose work has been inspired by Native American art, Oriental art, and European art – along with 40 years of studies in scouting and Indian Lore. He studied at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and has been greatly influenced by his visits to the great art Meccas of Europe and especially by the art of Gustave Klimt. For more than 27 years, Robert has created fine jewelry as an art and as an expression of love for the craft. His work reflects the full expression of archetypes in Native American culture as depicted in petroglyphs and pictographs in ancient North American sites, blended with mystical spiritual symbols, Braille and other icons.

Carol Gold

Carol grew up on a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and studied art at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Boston University School of Fine Arts, MA; and the Museum School in Boston. Before she embarked on a sculpture career, however, she spent 14 years raising her family. In 1977 she resumed her art career in earnest, enrolling at the College of Marin in Kentfield, CA, to study bronze casting. Encouraged by her results with the medium, she built her own foundry in Northern California and has been operating it ever since. She shapes her figures and animals from wax instead of clay because she likes the way it can be manipulated to convey emotion and mood. “Wax enables me to sketch-in my figures rapidly,” she says. “It has a lightness to it that I like.” Her work is characterized by rich patinas in colors that range from warm tones of gold and copper to various shades of turquoise.

Cary Henrie

Cary spends hours laying his canvas with additive and subtractive methods: sanding, varnishing, taping, adding paint, burnishing and removing layers of paint. Henrie’s highly textural process lends to the depth and sophistication of each work of art. Henrie’s abstracted landscapes of the weathered west embrace vibrant earth tones and windswept horizons, capturing the vastness of this great area. Aside from the western façade, Cary draws inspiration from Italian frescos and his time spent in New York museums.

Seth Vandable

Seth Vandable began his career as a commercial artist and painter in Central Texas. He strives to capture the quiet strength and dignity of mankind in his compositions. His detailed working knowledge of human anatomy has eliminated the need for models, making each sculpture a truly original creation. Seth has participated in the National Sculpture Society Exhibition in New York. His sculptures can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.

Joshua Tobey

The child of artists, Joshua grew up in a household where nature was as much a part of life as art…in fact so much so that perhaps one would not exist without the other. While in college in Colorado, he explored the mountains and rivers and finally decided to become a bronze sculptor. Today his subject matter is a combination of figurative studies combined with wildlife. He says it is because as apart as man is from nature, it is only in nature that he feels as if he is part of something bigger than himself.

Light and Stone

Nehalem Valley Ceramic Artists, HiiH Lights of Astoria featuring Lâm Quảng and Kestrel Gates.

Nehalem Bay Ceramic Artists is a confluence of artists who have embraced clay as their chosen medium.  They arrived here from all walks of life – the art world, the corporate world, academia or the world of our small town.  Some have a long and varied history with clay, others are just discovering their passion for the medium.  We all celebrate the creative spirit and hope you enjoy the work.

 

Janis Edwards

Imagine

Group Show on the theme of IMAGINE, inspiration from the lyrics of John Lennon. Working in diverse range of media, over 30 DragonFire artists will interpret what we hold in our hearts and minds as a view of the world we would like to see.

Icefire Glassworks

Jim Kingwell

Jim’s  life-forming fascination with glass began as a five-year experiment. Today, he has pieces in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries. And during Stormy Weather you’ll be able to see the first examples of his newest direction. Multiple firings of cast and fused glass will play with other materials, including wood and possibly clay. The idea is to produce work that evokes light and frozen motion. Over the next decade he expects Icefire’s sculpture to express ideas relating to transference, rhythmic and incremental repetition, bridging concepts and coherent light.

Suzanne Kindland

Suzanne’s journey into the world of glass began with a dream where she was suspended in a pillar of fire. Turning in the flames she found herself dancing. That dancing continues as she continues to learn the ways of glass, creating with it as her partner and bringing forth objects reminiscent more of water than fire: cool, smooth forms that reflect light as a pond does, sculptures that bend the light as a ripple does, calm creations that transmit light like the stillest pool.

Michelle Kaptur

Michelle Kaptur has been blowing glass since 1975.  She came to glass after completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Pacific North West College of Arts in Portland OR.   Michelle worked for ten years learning the basics of glass blowing and then went on to paint for several years.  “Painting is where I put together all the composition, color and design stuff that I learned about in school.  When I came back to glass I had a much stronger sense of what sort of design choices I wanted to make and why.  I feel my work was my work and was much stronger after this.”

Mark Gordon

Mark began blowing glass in 2003. His first experience with the medium was at Icefire and he now lives and works in Bend, Oregon.  His current body of work is focused on blending colors and balancing them with individual forms.  The challenge of combining colors in different ways, and working with a hot and fluid medium, keeps every day of working with glass new and exciting.

Steve Krig

Steve is fairly new to glass having started his adventure in 2011.  He is self-taught and with each new piece he produces Steve challenges himself to experiment with glass technique, producing a unique and one-of-a-kind piece each time.  He views Light as a ‘partner’ in his work with glass – Light will continue to work its brush, bringing subtle changes to each finished piece long after his hand has left the imagery.

 

Kathleen Sheard

For 41 years Kathleen has explored the mysteries of glass. It continues to fascinate and teach her daily that boundaries can be pushed and new territories explored in her personal life, in wildlife and glass.

Pam Juett

Pam Juett fell in love with hot glass while watching Bill and Sally Worcester work their magic at their studio in Cannon Beach during the late seventies.  For the next six years, she immersed herself in the study of glass and art at the Pearl Wright Gallery in Manning, Oregon; at the Pilchuck School in Stanwood, Washington; and at the School of Arts and Crafts in Portland, Oregon. In 2008, she found a way to work with glass on a small scale at her home.   Classes in flame-worked glass at Bullseye Glass and Aquilla School in Portland led her to begin making beads.  Today, she continues to develop her beads and her jewelry, producing necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Laura Bowker

Laura’s work is inspired by everything she sees, feels and experiences. It is a personal expression of self through creativity and a growth process through the interweaving of color, form, texture and line. The technique used in her work is glass engraving, a centuries old Italian style of grinding and sculpting called Battuto. The result is definitive lines, angles and the matte finish.

Imprint Gallery

John Taylor

John Taylor is a self-taught artist. He sculpts intricately detailed ships using scrap wood, computer parts, and other various discarded stuff. He creates the vessels to look like they’ve been excavated from the bottom of the ocean rather than making perfect replica models. The artist’s handing of materials and surface give an appearance of decay. They become artifacts temporarily stopped in time – a documentation of a disappearing history.

Karen Croner

Karen’s sculptures are her interpretation of themes in folk tales and fairy tales. Each sculpture begins with a wire armature, then paper-mache’. The tension between these humble ingredients and her utmost vision for each piece pushes her to explore and innovate.

 

Kevin Titzer

Kevin Titzer is a sculptor of fantastical wood and metal figures with darkly comic undertones. We are charmed by these creatures with mad macabre smiles and apologetic faces, recognizing a true sense of humanity in their apparent ugliness. This kind of unique perspective brings to mind the works of Hieronymus Bosch, Henry Darger and Goyer, and seems as if it could be from any century.

Mark Andres

Mark Andres is a multimedia artist fluent in drawing, painting, animation and film. Stylistically, his color pallet evokes comparisons to Fauvism, and his work certainly pays some tribute to German Expressionism.

Molly Cliff Hilts

Molly fuses painting, photography, and printing. She uses wax, lithographic ink, oil, and graphite. Over the years, Molly has spent countless hours immersed in the landscape of the West Coast, and her experience is embodied in her fleeting views of both nature and humanity. Along with her solitary and expressive landscape paintings, Molly studies images of everyday life, and the play between nature and humankind.

Laine Groeneweg

Laine Groeneweg is a printmaker currently living in Hamilton, Canada. He received his BFA from York University in 2004 and subsequently trained as a professional printmaker at Fondazione Il Bisonte Per Lo Studio Dell’Arte Grafica in Florence, Italy. He is most widely recognized for his work in mezzotint & etching and exploring the possibilities of traditional technique in the wake of more contemporary production methods.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

Jeffrey Hull 

Jeffrey began his painting career over 40 years ago as a resident of Cannon Beach. 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. Recently Jeff also returned to painting in oil as well. He is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge, the source of his inspiration. His deep love for the area is clearly seen in his original paintings and prints.

Jewelry by Sharon Amber

  Sharon Amber

From meteorites to mixed metals, you’ll find exceptional designs by master gold-smith Sharon Amber. A strong emphasis on exotic colored gems and movement of design in a surprisingly wide range. Classic, elegant, wearable art featuring several collections using local gems and materials. Sharon shows exclusively at her gallery of 30 years.

Lisa Kerr

Lisa Kerr’s romantic style centers around luminous semi-precious stones: sunny citrine, green peridot, violet amethyst, and blue tourmaline. Lisa often pairs soft, contrasting colors, like rose quartz and turquoise chalcedony. Each piece is one of a kind and based on an image in Lisa’s mind. For example, a deep blue tanzanite stone, set off with brilliant blue zircon gems, evokes the moonlight shining on water.

Steven Amber-Voorheis

Modern Villa Gallery

 

David Jonathan Marshall

With his imaginative style, bold use of color and dramatic perspective, David brings a fresh new look to the art world. His skill at capturing movement and animation in his art is a direct reflection of his own lifestyle and view of the world. He says, “I feel like I’m putting a puzzle together. I paint the pieces of that puzzle, but even I don’t always know what will be seen in the end.”

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Sarah Goodnough

Sarah’s work celebrates life. Her artistic style is expressive, using vibrant color, strong composition, and layered texture. She paints abstract viewscapes, pulling real life scenes into redefined realities of wonder and brilliance, creating in a variety of mediums; painting in oils, acrylics and watercolor. She also works with pastels, blockprints, mosaics and photography. By playing with composition and texture, she produces vibrant and unique work that is sensitive to mood and emotion.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Georgia Gerber

Georgia Gerber defines many NW Public Places; Rachel the Pike Place Pig at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, 26 sculptures in Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland and Tufted Puffins part of the City of Cannon Beach Public Art Collection. Gerber will share a new collection of work, Pond Dance is pictured. Fox, Sage Lodge Trout, Tufted Puffins, Rabbit with kits, Turtle and Yearling, Golden Retriever, Standing Otter. Gerber is the first woman in America to have her own bronze foundry. She is the leading Public Sculptor working today.

Hazel Schlesinger

Hazel discovered her passion for oil painting at an early age, inspired by her childhood on the Northwest coast. The shorelines, fields, and vineyards, and later the Mediterranean countryside, have supplied the scenes and subjects of her work. She paints from a palette of predominantly warm, vivid colors and large, rhythmic brush strokes, transforming landscapes into more contemporary or abstract realism.

Angelita Surmon

Angelita Surmon is an accomplished painter and kiln formed glass artist . She captures the color, rhythm and movement alive in nature. Her series “Refuge” reflects the imagery of the seasons. Her visionary paintings explore abstraction and representation, using acrylic paints with dynamic assuredness and knowing brushstrokes. Her Kiln Formed Glass “paintings” take days to fire one layer at a time as many as 7 to 9 firings. Surmon was one of four artists nationally to be selected for the prestigious Aspen Institute. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum. Pictured Aspen Grove Kiln Formed Glass.

Christopher Burkett

Studying with Ansel Adams inspired award-winning, fine art color landscape photographer Christopher Burkett to redefine color photography as Adams had defined black and white. The Washington Post says, “Burkett has achieved in Cibachrome what Eliot Porter achieved for dye-transfer or Weston for black & white”. Each handcrafted photograph is a hand printed, hand crafted fine art original, solely created by the artist. Museum Collections include Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Fine Art, Kansas City. Art Auction Houses; Sothebys & Bonhams.

“The negative is the score, the print is the performance”. Ansel Adams

Ann Fleming

Ann has been having a life long affair with clay. In harmony with her very practical nature she created colorful functional ware and architectural accents for over 25 years.  But one day  she gave herself  permission to have fun. She went to her studio in 2004 and created her first figure in clay simply for the joy of working in a material she knew so well. In 2006, urged by friends, she cast the first piece in bronze. Each new sculpture became a joy to her. She soon recognized that things that mattered to her crept into her work, stories that reflected human nature surrounded by our natural world. And though in the beginning she thought this work had no utility but to bring back to her the joy of process, she can now see that the stories the pieces tell are their utility. This year “Midori” was made into a Public Sculpture.

Ivan McLean

He is a public sculptor working in steel, bronze, glass and wood. His work can be seen throughout Portland’s Pearl District and he has also created extensive site-specific installations within the Nines Hotel. His work is also well known in California where he has just installed a series of spheres of different sizes and colors on Hollywood Boulevard. His 108′ steel sculpture was also selected from ten sculptors nationally for the Newport Beach Sculpture Park.

White Bird Gallery

Brian Blackham

Brian grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from Arizona State University. He uses mundane objects such as a glass of water as a guiding orientation for his paintings. These minimalistic still life compositions vary from one solitary glass or bottle to a few. He prefers to study subject matter that is pure, positive and essential to our being. Using the impasto method, he guides the paint with a palette knife. Every stroke counts, layering raw paint until it achieves an irresistible stillness.

Stirling Gorsuch

Stirling’s subject matter is based on the coastal region of Oregon and the high desert, east of the Cascades. As he spends more time revisiting these particular places, he becomes more enamored with their complex natural history, and the rich visual experience accompanying them. In consideration for new images, he is searching for a story in the landscape that he can accentuate through visual means. Signs of geological activity, or indications of how weather has shaped the land are examples of what fascinates him as an observer. The inherently slow process of relief printing and monotype forces him to be methodical as he builds up each printed layer. Many of these prints are made over weeks, sometimes months at a time, making his process somewhat self-reflective. Like reading a journal from the past, his work is a record of his present-day focus and admiration of the world he occupies.

Joshua Rodine

Joshua Rodine’s work has always been inspired by the beauty of the Pacific northwest , but also by its destructive power such as wildfires, volcanoes, and earthquakes. The natural process of growth and decay are continually a source of focus in his work . This duality serves as a reminder of the dynamic world we live in, an ever evolving one, in which nothing stays the same forever.

Helga Winter

Helga Winter has made something new, unfamiliar and possibly shocking out of something very familiar to us. Taking a book full of words she has turned it inside out, deconstructing it, but at the same time reconstructing, relearning and rethinking. Tearing, ripping, coloring, waxing, rolling, arranging and gluing the pages is practice. Something she does over and over to acquire a certain knowledge of patience, quietude, peacefulness and a gathering of information from the inside. She invites you to view the sculpture from all angles, to stay open-minded to learn about both sides of the story and know that it can always be changed.

Josh Henrie

Josh was raised in the northwest corner of Washington where the coast is rugged, calm, and angry, with rays of light that are ever changing. His stone sculptures are deeply influenced by all these elements of nature, moving him to push the texture and polished stone until he brings its story to the surface.

Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 2, 3, 4, 2018