Monthly Archives: August 2012

Room with a View at the Cannon Beach Gallery A juried exhibit with featured artist, Deborah DeWit

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The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to announce that Jennifer Zika of the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery will be curating a juried art show in September, entitled Room with a View. This exhibit will feature painter Deborah DeWit in addition to the juried show and opens on Saturday, September 8 with an Artist’s Reception that evening from 6-8pm. The monthly Artist’s Reception at the Cannon Beach Gallery are a lovely way to mingle with artists, community members, and visitors while enjoying lively conversation, light appetizers and libations. The exhibit will run until Sunday, September 30 and is being underwritten by Escape Lodging of Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Aritst, Deborah DeWit, has recently moved to the Oregon Coast where she is remodeling a 1922 farm house with her husband, filmmaker Carl Vandervoort. A well-known Northwest artist, DeWit has been featured in several books, Traveling Light: Chasing and Illuminated Life, a literary memoir about her photographic years; In the Presence of Books, a portfolio of over 40 of her pastels and paintings about reading and the book; and Painting Cats a story of her experience taming a feral cat, named Cabbit, illustrated by her many cat paintings.

Artists interested in submitting work to the juried component of the show should bring their artwork in to the gallery (located in Mid-Town at 1064 S. Hemlock St.) Thursday, September 6 between 10am-4pm for consideration. For more information on how to exhibit at the Cannon Beach Gallery, visit our website,


“Fun in the Sun” Special August Art Exhibition at Haystack Gallery

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Saturday August 18 , Michael D. Sorensen will be in the gallery for a demo starting at noon. Artist reception from 4 -6 pm.

Haystack Gallery , celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, has set aside the month long August Exhibition as the: “Fun in the Sun” Exhibition

August and the sun has finally arrived at the beach. Our artists for the month have captured all of that fun in the sun in some very special pieces. Featured Artists are: Steve Hanks, John Ebner and Michael D. Sorensen.

About Haystack Gallery
A Fine Art Gallery established in 1977, Haystack Gallery displays the artwork of over 75 Northwest, national and internationally recognized artists, covering a wide range of styles including original oils, pastels, acrylics and watercolors, bronze and steel sculptures, hand-made jewelry, limited and open edition giclées and lithographs. We feature artists such as: Steve Hanks, Pino, John Ebner, Frogman, Rie Munoz, Sean Conrad, Mike Smith, Sally O’Neill and Michael Tieman.

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

Illusions & Reality: new paintings by Ken Grant August 4 – September 16

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Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4th, 4:00 – 6:00pm

Ken Grant has been a full-time painter for over 30 years, the Oregon artist is known for his renderings of empty rooms and architectural spaces that capture the shifting light of day, casting unique shadows on lone still-life objects. Rooted in illustration, Grant’s highly refined style resembles photo-realism. His pieces are created from a number of model and still life studies that are composed into imaginary scenes that evoke both illusions and reality.

For his new exhibition, Grant revisits his ongoing interest in
figurative painting and surrealism. Utilizing his skillfulapproach to depicting reality, Grant infuses many of his newest pieces with wit, fantasy and romance. Sensual women draped in intricately patterned clothing, still-life’s that float into vast oceanic landscapes and quiet light-filled rooms where rippling waves are just outside windows. This new exhibition will be presented at White Bird Gallery, where Grant has been exhibiting regularly for over 25 years.

Bank of Astoria hosts Flora and Fauna Exhibit at the Cannon Beach Gallery

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The Cannon Beach Gallery will display the work of regional artists in an exhibit entitled Flora and Fauna beginning on Friday, August 3 with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, August 4 from 6-8pm. The show is being underwritten by the Bank of Astoria and will run through Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

Included in this invitational exhibit are well known North Coast artists Liza Jones, Sally Lackaff, Barbara Temple Ayres, Susan C. Walsh, Grant Wood, Michelle Beaulieu and the basketry of Eugene artist, Donna Sakamoto-Crispin. The artists will explore the local environment through their own visual narratives using a variety of media, including printmaking, assemblage, painting and weaving.

The Cannon Beach Gallery is a program of the non-profit organization the Cannon Beach Arts Association and is located in mid-town at 1064 S. Hemlock Street. The gallery is open seven days a week through August from 10am-5pm. Contact information: 503-436-0744,