Sally O’Neill Receives Award at Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s Plein Air & More Arts Festival. The public was invited to vote for their favorite piece in the Group Show, which included work from all of the weekend’s featured artists represented by the twelve members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group. The winner of the “People’s Choice Award” was Sally O’Neill, represented by Haystack Gallery. Sally’s oil paintings play with light and shadows and draws the viewer into her world of beauty. Sally brought us about a dozen new paintings which she has been working on to unveil at the gallery for the summer.
Janis Ellison – Janis was our second artist to come to the Plein Air & More Arts Festival. Janis loves to paint in plein air, so she positioned herself at the end of town on the beach and created two beautiful pastel paintings. Please look on our web site at her new work, the two she created from the show and several more new pieces she brought with her.
Pat Lambrecht-Hould – Pat made up the third artist of our trio for the Plein Air & More Arts Festival. Pat worked in front of the gallery under an awning, where she created her awesome mixed media paintings on both Saturday and Sunday. Pat often uses gold and silver leaf as a basis for her colorful artwork as well variety of papers and materials on her collages. Included on our website are newest creations.
Bart DeGraaf – After traveling the past several months, Bart has brought us a lot of new pieces. Whether you like his frogs in martini glasses, or the ones sipping wine or guzzling their beer, you will be delighted with his new pieces. We are putting the new ones on our site, but it will take some time as there are quite a few, so drop by and see them in person if you can’t wait.
Kathy Hastings – Kathy has been on the prowl and has sent us five new photo-encaustic pieces. Look through her eyes from the water level at the ships in Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle as she makes the salty, rusty and oxidized boat hulls and their reflections come to life or relax and enjoy the serenity of images created along the Frio river in Texas.
Jeff Zigulis – The mask man brought us a crate of colorful new masks of all different sizes plus a new series … the bronze series. Wildly hand painted in metallic bronze colors and geometric shapes these pieces will add a spark of color to any room. His ‘Dream Mask’ series was created as a solution to chase away monsters that kept one his son’s friends awake at night.
Christopher Mathie: mixed media paintings
Dave & Boni Deal: raku fired ceramics
Oregon metal artist Donnie Wanner has created a new wall sculpture titled ‘Arch Rock’, featuring the popular landmark from the southern Oregon coast located between Brookings and Gold Beach. According to Wanner, Arch Rock is the largest arch formation on the Pacific Coast. “You can’t see it from the roadway,” said Wanner. “The best view is actually from private property.” The sculpture depicts the arch, made from cast bronze, standing in a sea of blue surrounded by trees and sea grasses with waves crashing over rock formations. Wanner is a master metal worker and has patinaed the steel and stainless to be realistic and vibrant. While he has done several seascapes whose editions have sold out, “This is my best ocean scene yet,” he claimed. ‘Arch Rock’ is a limited edition of 100 and measures 24” high by 54” wide.
Cannon Beach, OR – July 2, 2013 More than 50 artists participated in the Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s 5th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival which drew thousands to the coast June 28-30 to watch them paint and create throughout the town and on the beach. At the end of the festival, Kimberly Moore from SW Art Magazine announced six awards, three to artists who represented those painting “en plain air” and three to those who represented the “& More” part of the event which opened it up to sculptors, wood carvers, ceramic artists, metal artists, and more.
Receiving awards from the magazine, along with a hand blown glass sculpture created by Cannon Beach Artist Jim Kingwell from Icefire Glassworks, were:
Michael Orwick, DragonFire Gallery: Award of Excellence for “Plein Air” work done onsite during the weekend and for overall body of work.
Dave and Boni Deal, White Bird Gallery: Award of Excellence for “& More” work done onsite during the weekend and for overall body of work.
Receiving additional awards from the magazine were:
Eric Jacobsen, Northwest By Northwest Gallery: Award of Excellence for “The Needles” on display at the group show.
Jacques and Mary Regat, Bronze Coast Gallery: Award of Excellence for “Ode to Joy” on display at the group show.
Jeffrey Hull, Jeffrey Hull Gallery: Honorary Award of Excellence for Best “Plein Air” representation of Cannon Beach for “Broken & Breaking” on display at the group show.
George Vetter, George Vetter FotoArt: Honorary Award of Excellence for Best “& More” representation of Cannon Beach for “Morning Rays” on display at the group show.
The public was also invited to vote for their favorite piece in the Group Show, which included work from all of the weekend’s featured artists represented by the twelve members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group. Winner of the “People’s Choice Award” was Sally O’Neill, represented by Haystack Gallery. She also received a glass sculpture created by Jim Kingwell.