Monthly Archives: July 2012

Haystack Gallery’s “The Abstract World” July Art Exhibition Introduces New Artists to Cannon Beach

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Haystack Gallery, celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, is building on the success of their introduction last year of the contemporary section of the gallery by featuring three of their popular abstract artists: Pat Lambrecht-Hould, Michael Schlicting, and Jeff Zigulis and adding four new artists.

“With the success of our new contemporary section,” says owner Patty Coomes,“ we have decided to expand the section and are introducing four new artists: painter Helen Saunders, sculptor Ned Block, photo/encaustic artist Kathy Hastings and metal sculptor Taya Rae Hubbard.”

For more information contact Haystack Gallery at PO Box 12 , Cannon Beach , OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-2547; Email:

Bronze Coast Gallery Painter wins first place at Wallowa Valley Arts Show.

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Plein Air painter Pamela Claflin’s oil painting titled ‘Buena Vista Morning’ won first place in the painting category at the Wallowa Valley Arts Show held in Joseph, OR in June. The 18” X 18” painting is on display and available for sale at the Bronze Coast Gallery. Claflin also was a featured artist during the recent Plein Air & More art festival and several of her seascapes completed that weekend are available.



Cannon Beach Gallery hosts Five Artists from Sitka Center

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Cannon Beach Gallery in Midtown hosts Five Artists – a showcase representing the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on Cascade Head near Neskowin. The exhibit features Carol Riley, Andie Thrams, Deborah DeWit, Frank Boyden, and Greg Wilbur – artists who have been instructors and board members at the Center. Frank Boyden is co-founder of the 270-acre sanctuary for creative learning. His selection of etchings depict form and motion in deep hues. Carol Riley’s sumptuous watercolors depict bird and botanical themes in vibrant colors that would illuminate any space. Andie Thram’s paintings depict the depth and mystery of the forest. Artist Greg Wilbur employed an ancient metal-smithing process to stretch malleable metal into freestanding sculptures and dynamic wall hangings that add striking architecture to a room. Deborah DeWit brings on the gilt with “Neighborhood” and a series of paintings depicting everyday sights in extraordinary renderings The show runs through July 31.

We Thank The Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge

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The Cannon Beach Gallery Group was surprised when one of our sponsors, Paul Nofield from the Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge, presented us with a check for over $300. The money was from the “Art from the Chef’s Table” during Spring Unveiling weekend.

The Chef’s Table was a new feature for this year’s Spring Unveiling event. Local chefs, candy makers and coffee houses partnered with the galleries, selecting a work of art that inspired their own food creations.

The Driftwood Restaurant’s feature dish was Oysters Rockefeller, inspired by watercolor artist Jeffrey Hull’s painting “Oyster Flats”. All of the money from the sale of Driftwood’s Oyster Rockefeller dish was presented to the Gallery Group by Paul in appreciation for the event.

From the very beginning of the Gallery Group, 12 years now, the Driftwood Restaurant has been an avid sponsor of the Gallery Group and our Spring Unveiling event. They have seen it from its infant stages to the success it has become. Bringing in tens of thousands of people to Cannon Beach, who come to not only enjoy the art galleries and their artists, but also the restaurants, hotels and retail shops.

We thank Paul and the Driftwood Restaurant for helping us make Spring Unveiling weekend a success.

You can see more about the Driftwood Restaurant on our Sponsors page, or by clicking on the Driftwood icon at the bottom of this page.