Event

Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 4-6, 2016

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 a list of weekend activities sponsored by the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce – click here

 

For Schedule of Gallery Events – click to download pdf file 

 

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.

Josh Keyes

Overgrown is the title of Josh’s new series of paintings that embody the theme of natural entropy, regrowth, and restoration. The imagery in these paintings illustrates a post-human world, an environment reclaimed by nature. At first glance, the imagery calls to mind the contemporary fixation and anxiety surrounding the ever-growing impact the human presence has in relation to environmental change. The cause or event leading to the absence of humans is left to the viewer’s imagination; Josh’s focus is on the remaining landscape.

David Rice

Much of David’s work focuses on the themes of nature and its personifying characteristics. Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, he has a special connection with the outdoors. He uses the natural landscape and its inhabitants as his primary subject matter. Melding together an organic style with graphic overlays, his style combines a mixture of the natural world with a geometric presence. The combination of the organic with the human engineered. This speaks to how instead of only a natural world existing, or one that is manmade, the two can coexist harmoniously if the dominant party yields to this cohesive existence. A balance is needed for both parties to survive.

Ivy Jacobsen

Ivy strives to create a place of magical realism in my landscapes, balancing magical elements with real world rendering of flora and Fauna found in our natural world. Her paintings are composed of many thin layers of oil paint, bronzing powder, acrylic paint, epoxy resin, and other mixed medias on wood panel. Through the multiple semi-transparent layers the trees and plant forms begin to occupy various spaces in the foreground and background, creating the illusion of depth. It is her hope that the viewer is invited “into” the painting to fully explore the imaginary environment.

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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Chris Austin

Chris is a visual artist who creates intricate patterns, textures, and line-work into his artwork. He explores our relationship to the world and the impact humankind has had on our environment with otherworldly landscapes and his subject matter on bears, of which he says, “bears are often considered to be respected ancestral spirits, and each bear painting is created with the intent of being a protector, for himself and the viewer of his work.” Chris Austin currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

Bronze Coast Gallery

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Mathew Gray Palmer

Matthew Palmer began to think big at an early age. By age twelve, he was creating life-size creatures out of masking tape and newspapers in his basement. He later was selected to participate in the vocational fine arts program at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio. Opting to pass on several scholarships, he decided to get his training hands on. Working full time at Old World Stone Carving for six years, he gained tremendous experience designing and executing commissioned sculptures and architectural elements. He became skilled at using a variety of traditional media, including stone, marble, clay, wood and bronze.

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.

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.

Mark Andres

Mark is a multimedia artist fluent in drawing, painting, animation and film. Stylistically, his color palette evokes comparisons to Fauvism, and his work certainly pays some tribute to German Expressionism. The paintings are a product of an experiential process where, in his words, “the mysterious rhythms of the place resonate in my body”. His intention is to communicate the freshness, excitement and brevity of his first glimpse and initial experience of a place. He is keen to qualify that this is no Impressionist manifesto, explaining, “the rhythms I refer to are also abstract and graphic, not just about the fleeting effects of light.”

Bev Jozwiak

Painting the figure has been her lifelong passion. Living in the Northwest, and having a daughter who dances professionally has spurred the recurring themes of figures in the rain, and the ballet, but nothing is off limits. She finds it easy to work on design and the interaction between people, when working on a piece with multiple figures or a single figure, or even just a face. The love of the process is what keeps her moving forward, capturing the human form in everyday moments. She never wants her paintings to feel posed, but rather embedded in their own reality. Their gaze is usually behind the frame, rather than out of the frame toward the viewer. Viewers are allowed to peer in, but the subjects do not notice. The effect enlarges the virtual world of the subject.

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Kelly Howard

Kelly Howard brings to her glasswork a depth of artistic and intellectual enquiry. A native of the Midwest, she was initially drawn to glass during a blacksmithing workshop, and her continued education in glass has taken her to such institutions as Pilchuck, Corning and the Eugene Glass School. She has traveled extensively in Australia, Italy and Spain, seeking ideas and inspiration. She now makes her home on the south coast of Oregon where she has worked exclusively in glass for the past 12 years. Her work in glass is about color and form and in the last few years she has developed in a direction that is much more painterly and experimental.

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Michael Orwick

His skill as a landscape artist creates compelling views of our world that move beyond time and place – places as mysterious as Oregon’s craggy coast, as unpredictable as a glacial view of Mount Hood, or as serene as an Oregon waterfall. His work can conjure up thoughts of Remington in his most enamored moments with the majestic west, or the dance of an impressionist on a pond or the snow.

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Anton Pavlenko

A Ukrainian-born painter he has always been drawn to creating imagery. His earliest memories are of drawing Russian cartoon characters before he immigrated to the United States with his family as a toddler. Encouraged by his father, he persisted in educating himself about art and painting, and today remains largely self-taught and deeply inspired by the natural world.

Haystack Gallery

Sally O’Neill 

She says “As soon as I started working in oils I couldn’t get enough.”  As an admirer of the impressionists, she loves the effects of light and color the medium allows. Each time, she strives to create a place more beautiful than perhaps it may actually be, wanting her paintings to bring the viewer into a world they would love to be in.

Jeni Lee

Jeni’s work captures the ways in which we experience our surroundings, the sea, the forest, and the desert, paths both taken and dreamed. With many paint glazes and color washes, marks of crayons and sweeps of pastels, she continually layers and works the surface, always pursuing the unexpected in both materials and methods.  As a painting emerges, she includes elements that draw the viewer closer, inviting both intention and chance, resulting in an engaging representation of transformation and beauty.

Janis Ellison

Janis is a native Californian who found herself living in New Mexico in the mid 1990′s. She was drawn to the dramatic landscape and began painting alongside her friends and mentors in the budding days of the early pastel painters of this century. Her loved of nature and the outdoors was a natural companion to her passion for painting “Plein-Air” and continual quest to share her view through her paintings. In 2006, Janis moved to Oregon, where the pristine setting of her new home provides endless inspiration for her work.

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Lee Bogle

Lee starts each piece with a background wash of color which forms the foundation for the painting’s development. Nature itself may become part of the process with weeds or thistles used to apply the watercolor. “These paintings are an outgrowth of the my appreciation of bold, painterly brush strokes and my love for precise detail.” Her paintings are contemporary impressions of wildlife and nature where she combines vivid, realistic detail with the expressive qualities of abstraction in the Oriental tradition.

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Albert Van Tropa

Albert’s work has been influenced by studying the old masters like Rembrandt, Claude Monet, and Sergei Bongart. Understanding the principles of painting and knowing the rules has influenced his work as well. Using the strategies of starting with a thumbnail sketch, value studies, preliminary watercolor painting, visualizing the end result, coupled with continued study and practice has developed his talent. He enjoys the study of light, taking it from a dark rich color and blending it with brilliant lighter colors to create an image he has visualized.

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John Ebner

John’s background in commercial art led to fine arts in the early ’70s when he started painting watercolors. As a Northwest artist for more than 20 years, he has mastered the ability to suspend time, creating a lasting image of a quiet moment. His paintings call the spirit, allowing the viewer to feel the same serenity as the artist. The mystery and depth of nature presented on the paper is a statement of his personal nature. His work is displayed in many corporate collections including Boeing, Washington Mutual Bank, Pacific NW Bell, Hyundai Corp of Japan, Texaco, Microsoft, and Safeco.

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Christine Joy

Having struggled through heath problems as an elementary student Christine learned to express herself through artwork and creativity. She says, “Now I simply cannot go a week without painting!” Living in the Northwest she is inspired to paint wildlife, mountains and landscapes. Recently she has enjoyed painting aspen trees, vineyards and countrysides with oils, acrylics and watercolors. Her artwork is a combination of impressionistic and realistic painting. She loves using thick textured paint to add dimension and interest.

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Christina Fowler-Thias

Christina Fowler-Thias is a studio jeweler who works with metals, stones, enamels and resins to produce one of a kind works that are meant to evoke story and soulful emotion in the wearer. Science, symbolism and story are heavy influences in her work but it is the love of stones, passed on to her from her lapidary grandfather, and her mother who worked alongside him in his shop, that is the foundation of her organic jewelry. Each piece is an exploration, an adventure. Sometimes the artist takes the lead, sometimes the materials. It’s a collaboration.

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 Plein Air & More 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.

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

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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, and is now beginning to also show the work of her son Steven Amber-Voorheis.
 

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Victoria Brooks

After a successful career as an art director in television and motion pictures, Victoria Brooks has pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for 20 years. In addition to being a talented studio artist, she is an accomplished plein air painter as well, and has won numerous “Best of Show” awards for her studio and plein air works.

Modern Villa Gallery

David Jonathan Marshall

Contemporary surreal artist David Jonathan Marshall is well known for his imaginative and daring ideas put to canvas. In describing his own unique painting style, David reveals his desire to paint scenes the viewer has never seen before. Sungjects range from Cityscapes, fruitscapes, pear shapes, Modern landscapes, Tree Marvels… and most recently a “Bicycle Series” and “Architectural Series.”

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.

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Tom Henderson

Tom has been painting in oils and watercolor for more than twenty-five years. His inspiration comes from freely interpreting scenes that life provides. Some of his favorite subjects include boats, beaches, nature and architecture, where he also enjoys putting people into those scenes. But painting isn’t his only passion. He currently plays a chromatic harmonica in a jazz and blues band.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Georgia Gerber

Georgia’s bronze sculptures define many NW public spaces, including “Rachel the Pike Place Pig” in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and 25 sculptures surrounding Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. Gerber won the 2010 Cannon Beach public choice award for Sculpture Without Walls with her “Tufted Puffins”. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time using the traditional lost wax casting technique.

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.

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.

Jeff White

Skyscapes & Landscapes in oil reflect the artists most memorable and moving experiences with nature. Jeff paints the splendor of our natural world in the Northwest in pursuit of the ethereal and atmospheric light our region is known for.

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 10 sculptors nationally for the Newport Beach Sculpture Park.

Primary Elements Gallery

Heather Soderberg

Heather’s father was a foundry worker who encouraged and supported her desire to sculpt. Drawing national attention as a child prodigy, her story was featured by Paul Harvey, People Magazine, National Geographic World, and “That’s Incredible.” In 2009 she bought the foundry she worked in and moved it to the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Her “Sacagawea, Pompi, and Seaman” commissioned by the Port of Cascade Locks, has gained regional and worldwide attention.

Heather Soderberg

Heather will be demonstrating her technique and unveiling new works during the weekend. But many will also be interested in learning more about her much larger scale work on the Eagle Monument Project, a bald eagle with a 55 foot wingspan that will weigh approximately 8 tons when cast…all sculpted by hand.

Josh Henrie

Josh pursued his art career at Washington State University and later at Cornish, in Seattle.  Following his path as a stone carver, he carved, experimented and slowly formed his own Northwest style.  His deep passion of the raw beauty of the Pacific coast springs to life in his artwork.  Unfinished chisel marks, raw stone and smooth detail work, resemble his coastal surroundings.  Bringing out the soul of the stone and capturing its inner self, makes you almost hear the heartbeat.

Marianne Post

With sights set on obtaining a degree in veterinary medicine, she left her life in San Francisco to attend the University of California. But her interest in art upstaged her initial career path and she graduated with a degree in Environmental Design. In between her 30 years of design and illustration assignments she painted the landscape in soft pastels and continued her transition to becoming a full time painter in 2004. She is a signature member of the Northwest Pastel Society and has work in several public and private collections across the U.S

Elaine Hansard

Growing up in Bozeman, Montana, she’s always had a love of nature.  Some of her earliest memories were of drawing animals. What started with making horses out of Sculpey as a child, has progressed to making bronze sculptures inspired by fantasy and mythology. She is continuously striving to perfect her work, bringing her fanciful creatures into reality. Living in Bozeman helps her keep her imagination alive with an ever-growing passion to create, inspired by the beauty around her.

James Moyer

James is a local North Coast wood working artist with a great love of texture, grain and in blending styles from contemporary, abstract and traditional artistry. Incorporating wood found along the local beaches and river shores, his work demonstrates the power of simplicity and the rich design possibilities of patterns abstracted from nature. Self taught and still learning, his creations invite closer inspection giving wood and the work the stage.

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Steven Krig

Steve is a Northwest native who, like many others, is inspired by the beauty of this region. He first began experimenting with glass in 2011 and has evolved his technique of working the glass to produce a painted/watercolor effect. He produces only two to four new pieces each year as he trades time for detail in his work.

White Bird Gallery

Christopher Mathie

Christopher has been represented by galleries from New York to Washington State, and has developed a signature style with emphasis on deconstructing images to their most important lines and organic forms. He strives to capture energetic movement, intense emotion and suggestive shapes essential to communicate his ideas in paint.

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Robert Schlegel

In his work Robert presents his interpretation of objects and forms found in the natural world. Of particular interest to him are man made structures juxtaposed into the landscape. The interaction of shape, contrast and line are what intrigues him. As he has evolved as an artist, he has strived to create images that possess tension between the representational and the abstract. He began exhibiting pen and ink drawings in 1973 and has had work included in the Artists of Oregon Show at the Portland Art Museum, as well as several other juried Oregon shows.

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Scott Johnson

Although Scott’s landscape studies are rooted in plein air painting, early on he began to add the little touches that rouse the imagination—the faint treetops that indicate a valley beyond the hill, or the tiny glint of water that tantalizes over a grassy dune. These hints at an unseen landscape beyond the one we see, were an introduction to his dream world. His love of nature is evident in his work, but its mood, often portrayed by impending weather, dominates the objects in the landscape.

Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 4-6, 2016