The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to be hosting Shirley Gittelsohn, in A Cannon Beach Retrospective from May 1 – June 2 with an Artist Reception: May 2, 5 – 7pm. This show opens during Cannon Beach’s town wide arts festival, Spring Unveiling: May 1 – May 3, with a special artists conversation on Saturday, May 2 at 12:20 pm.
Gittelsohn has been painting in Oregon for more than five decades. She was represented in Arlene Schnitzer’s Fountain Gallery during the 1970s and 80s. She’s crafted a career that celebrates her passion for painting and her love of her family – all manifested in her work. Now she struggles with macular degeneration, but continues to paint.
Taking place in the month of her 90th birthday, Gittelsohn will showcase works representing watershed moments spanning her career, including views from her Cannon Beach studio.
The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition has provided funding to the CBAA to help make this important exhibition possible.
Primary Elements Gallery. New pelican by Heather Soderberg Greene being installed at Bandon Dunes Resort and available also at the gallery.
We are thrilled to announce that Jacques and Mary Regat will be joining us for Spring Unveiling after all. Due to injuries, they had been forced to cancel earlier in the year. Thankfully, they have both recovered enough to make the trip to Cannon Beach!!
To celebrate, we are posting their puffin bronze “Ode to Joy”
We are honored to have Bronze Coast Gallery as one of American Art Awards’ 25 Best Galleries In The Nation for 2015.
All 25 of our Best In State Galleries have now been revealed. You can see them all in today’s HighlightHollywood.com story:
All 25 are also now listed here on our site:
“Through The Keyhole”
You may think I made the shape of these limbs up, but they indeed exist as I painted them hanging over the edge of a cliff in Ecola Park on the north Oregon Coast. Admittedly they have a sort of bonsai look about them but trust me where they are located no one pruned them.
I painted this watercolor from photographs I took on one of my many “scouting for a painting” walks as the soft sunset light and large ocean swell inspired me to go searching. What caught my eye initially was the interesting shape of the limbs, but as I looked closer several of them repeat the reverse “S” shape which ties the design of the painting together. More important to me is the way the shape of the main offshore rock is mimicked in the limb to its left. I’ve paddled through the keyhole in that rock with friends on much quieter summer evenings. Even on a calm day it leaves a big impression.
Original Framed Watercolor 33 ½” x 41 ½” $3,750 – Image 23” x 31 ½” All Rights Reserved
The Cannon Beach Arts Association is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Summer Art Camp will return to the Cannon Beach Community Church for the week of July 13-17, 2015. The church is located near Pig n’Pancake at 132 E. Washington Street. Morning classes are held from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm. In addition to our full-week classes, we will offer several workshops occurring on Wednesday through Friday only. Classes are available for all ages, from preschool through adult.
This year’s camp will feature many of our most popular classes from last year, as well as half a dozen new topics for exploration. Hannah Nebeker’s Creative Kid Explorers will provide ages 3-5 an opportunity to navigate hands-on, openly creative activities. Ireta Sitts-Graube will lead her perennially popular watercolor class for ages 5-8, featuring an exploration of creatures from outer space. Karen Meili teaches Kid’s Yoga for ages 5-12. Lisa Kerr’s Jewelry Design class features use of lettering tools for inscribing words on copper metal charms. We are thrilled to have Sue Scheewe-Brown join our teaching staff this year. This renowned art teacher from the Create Channel on PBS will share her knowledge of watercolor techniques with ages 10-adult.
In the afternoons for the full week, Drenda Duff will teach Painting with Pastels, a colorful class with many innovative projects for ages 8-12. Sarah Lippold’s Canvas Creations class for ages 5-12 allows children to participate fully in all stages of the creative process. Barbara Temple Ayres will teach ages 9-adult how to make a beautiful book to be filled with colorful sketches and journal entries. Susan Simon will teach the art of encaustic painting to ages 13 and up. This exciting medium that uses pigment and hot wax to achieve a remarkable quality of work. Jessica Sund will teach weaving, a new topic for this year’s roster.
Four three-day workshops will be offered on Wednesday through Friday. They include a morning class led by Sarah Lippold on learning to use a printing press for printmaking from original creations. In the afternoons, Dorota Haber-Lehigh will teach a class called World Art Adventure, combining examination of famous architectural icons with drawing techniques, painting and collage. We also welcome two new visiting instructors from the Portland area. Sarah Ostaszewski, a fine arts graduate of Indiana University, will teach Form and Color in the Landscape for ages 12-adult. Sam Loper, a film and video arts graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, will teach solar photography technique to make “photographs”on a variety of surfaces.
We will also offer a supervised noon recess hour for students ages 5-14 who wish to remain at camp for the full day. Students must pack a sack lunch, and there is an additional fee for this service in addition to class tuition. Cost for workshops varies based on the duration of the class.
Brochures in English and Spanish are available at the Cannon Beach Gallery, as well as various locations in Cannon Beach and the North Coast. Classes do fill up, so don’t delay in selecting a topic and returning your registration form. A pdf file of the brochure and registration form will be available on our website, www.cannonbeacharts.org. For questions regarding the camp, contact Mary Bess Gloria at email@example.com or 971-219-9413.