Monthly Archives: July 2011

An Anniversary Filled July

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Some special gallery anniversary celebrations are being held this month.

White Bird is celebrating its 40th summer this year!  On August 6th they will be having an anniversary party at the gallery.  Evelyn Georges will be there with her family to celebrate both the past and future of the gallery, including numerous artists! So stop in and join the celebration which will begin at 4pm.


The Cannon Beach Arts Association was begun by artists to create opportunities for artists. This 25th anniversary show is a celebration of the many talented individuals who have contributed to the success of the CBAA over the years including: Carol Riley, Barbara Grant, Barbara Temple-Ayres, Liza Jones, Paul Miller, Harry Greaver, Hanne Greaver, Allyn Cantor, George Vetter, Sally Lackaff, Steve McLeod, Andrea Mace, Jim Hannen, Elizabeth Pattison, Bonny Gorsuch, Grant Wood, Elizabeth Serreau, Marilyn Rooper and Shirley Gittelsohn. There will be an Artist Reception open to all on Saturday, August 6, 6-8 p.m. at Cannon Beach Gallery, 1064 S. Hemlock.

Other galleries are having some featuring shows and artists also both in July and August.  The Bronze Coast Gallery will be showcasing new works from artists Matthew Palmer and Joshua Tobey beginning the end of July and into August.

Haystack Gallery is currently featuring the whimsical, colorful watercolor and oil paintings of Mike Smith and the original metal sculptures of Mike Orias.  August will feature artists:  John Ebner, Huibert VanDrimmelen and Michael David Sorensen, all with the theme of fun in the sun.

Rip Caswell of Troutdale has rejoined Primary Elements Gallery displaying his representational bronze sculpture.  He is working on a new piece for Cannon Beach involving our unique sea birds: the puffins, mures, oyster catchers and sand pipers.

The arts certainly remain a vibrant part of the Cannon Beach landscape.  So be sure to mark August 6th for both the anniversary celebrations at White Bird Gallery and the Cannon Beach Arts Association.  Try to remember where you were 40 years ago…..well, maybe we shouldn’t go back that far.  Come reminisce about the past and celebrate the future!

Article for ‘The Gazette” by Patty Coomes

“The Studio Imagery of J. Scott Peck: a Collection of Intrigue”

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The Bronze Coast Gallery is proud to be showcasing the exciting new work of J. Scott Peck. Although continuously experimenting with new techniques and tools to use for new images, Scott revisited his crystal and water submersion techniques and gave it a more refreshed and refined look. While still reflecting a classic technique used by Scott, his new pieces continue to uphold his standard of unique and alluring beauty.

“Mrs. S. Dragon” (shown above), is a wonderful example of the revisited water submersion technique. The ethereal lighting Scott has captured makes the flower appear to glow. In contrast to the technique of the snap dragon, “Yellow Lizzie” (shown left) is the revisited crystals technique in which the crystals are now the foreground instead of the background—adding mystery and intrigue to the piece.

Both pieces are a part of a wonderful new collection that the gallery is showcasing.

Check out the Plein Air & More photos

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To see more photos of the event by photographer George Vetter please click here.

The Fantasy Worlds of Mike Smith & Mike Orias at Haystack Gallery in July

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CANNON BEACH , OREGON – Haystack Gallery, celebrating its 34th anniversary in Cannon Beach, will have a new exhibition in July of Internationally watercolorist Mike Smith and Oregon sculptor Mike Orias. Come and explore the fantasy.

Saturday July 9th an artist reception
beginning at 2pm.

Meet Mike Orias one of our exciting new abstract sculptors who we added during Spring Unveiling weekend in May. Orias will be here demonstrating his ironwork out in the courtyard throughout the day and for the reception starting at 2 pm.

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12th Annual Spring Unveiling Weekend, May 4, 5 & 6, 2012

12th Annual Spring Unveiling Weekend, May 4, 5 & 6, 2012

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On May 4, 5 & 6th, the members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group invite you to play along the shores of Cannon Beach and in the varied and beautiful galleries of our town. Nestled between the wild ocean and the coastal mountains Cannon Beach offers art and craft ranging from the playful to the sublime.

Each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveiling demos and receptions take place all weekend long, making this event an unparalleled experience for the art lover.

Click here for a listing of the artists that will be at the 12th Annual Spring Unveiling Weekend.