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New work by Travis Pond presented by Primary Elements Gallery

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Travis Pond is sending U some LUV…Most of our hearts have been recycled…hopefully not made of Steel like his.  XXX


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Earth & Ocean Arts Festival, September 20-22, 2019

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival, September 20-22, 2019

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Friday, September 20, 2019 10:00 AM
Sunday, September 22, 2019 4:00 PM

Join us in celebrating the natural wonders of Cannon Beach through the blending of arts and ecology. The first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival offers the inspiration of exciting new art combined with the gratification of giving back to the ecosystem that sustains us. Performance and studio artists will create and perform on the beaches and in the parks and galleries of Cannon Beach – all with a fresh perspective of our natural world. Members of five environmental non-profits will join the festival, inspiring all of us with their commitment and vision: Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Friends of Haystack Rock, North Coast Land Conservancy, Sea Turtles Forever, Wildlife Center of the North Coast.

The $50 three day festival Event Pass includes an Earth & Ocean tote bag, wine glass, entry to all events, including a private Saturday night beach reception and Alice DiMicele * in concert at the Coaster Theater on Sunday. With your Event Pass, you will be entered into a variety of raffle drawings Prizes include 2 – two night stays at a local vacation property, two $300 gift certificates redeemable at any participating Cannon Beach gallery, a boat tour of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, a guided hike with the North Coast Land Conservancy, dining gift certificates, a whiskey tour and tasting, Kathleen Sheard art glass, Christopher Mathie art piece, Anton Pavlenko painting and more. Best of all, $25 of the $50 purchase price will be directly donated to the participating nonprofit organizations!

Please note: the Coaster Theater has a capacity of 198 seats. For all Sunday events scheduled at this venue, admittance is guaranteed to the first 198 Event Pass tickets sold; followed by first come, first serve.

A very special thank you:

To those individuals and businesses making this festival and prize drawings possible: Mike & Tracey Clark, Wave Crest Inn, Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals, Buoy Beer, Cannon Beach Distillery, Cannon Beach Smokehouse, The Wine Shack, Martin North.

Evolving Festival Schedule

Friday, September 20

10am – 5pm

Registration at the Chamber hall begins for Event Pass holders – pick up of Festival tote bag & schedule, sign up for prize drawings. Late registration from 5-7pm.

Land Art Creations on the beach. Local artist Debra Carnes  weaves baskets and sculpture from natural found and traditional materials, conveying the beauty of place. For the Festival, Debra will collaborate with the Tolovana Arts Colony board to create a large woven Land Art piece on the beach close to Whale Park.

Inspired by the Cannon Beach landscape and natural geometry, sculptor Benjamin Mefford brings an extensive background in natural materials and site specific art to the festival.

DragonFire Gallery artists & staff collaborate on a beach Land Art installation created from locally salvaged natural materials. There will also be a display of Land Art by local schoolchildren at the Chamber Hall on Friday and the beach on Saturday. The public are invited to join in and create.

12 – 5pm Meet the Nonprofits:  

Meet the environmentally focused non-profit organizations chosen by the Cannon Beach Gallery Group to receive a portion of the proceeds from the Earth and Ocean Art festival. Join Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Friends of Haystack Rock, North Coast Land Conservancy, Sea Turtles Forever and Wildlife Center of the North Coast at the Chamber Hall to find out what they do and the impact they are having on the environment.

2-3:30pm – The Art of Seeing with Neal Maine

Join Neal Maine, conservationist, educator and artist, for instruction and hands on practice in using your smart phone to see and capture the art in nature. Come ready to learn, then  join Neal outside to practice your new skills.  Neal’s newest photography show, “The Art of Seeing”, will be on display for your enjoyment. Taking place at the Chamber of Commerce building, this class is open to Event Pass holders.

3:30 – 4:30 pm – Guided Nature Walk

Savor a palette of colors, textures, and life forms during a one mile walk that explores the inter-connectivity of ecosystems in nature. Guided by Katie Voelke, Executive Director of the North Coast Land Conservancy,  this walk travels from the Chamber Hall and surrounding woods to stream and ocean, revealing the natural beauty that surrounds the festival.

Gallery receptions 5 – 7pm

Ten local galleries host artist receptions, with live music and hors d’oeuvres

Saturday, September 21

Serving as ambassadors for the intersection of art and activism, we’re very excited to welcome Artichoke Dance Company, an environmentally focused group committed to the power of the arts to effect positive change in people’s lives and communities, especially in regard to plastics pollution. Through dance, they explore the intersection of art with daily life and address pressing ecological realities with physicality and wit.


Artichoke Dance does their first performance at the foot of 2nd Street on the beach.  This will be a very powerful performance, not to be missed!

11am (apx) – Sea Turtles Forever Beach Clean Up

Founder Marc Ward will host & demonstrate a micro plastic clean up at Whale Park using his patented microstatic screening process that is now being used world-wide. Highly informative with the chance to get involved!

Land Art Creations continue throughout the day on the beach.

Raku Demonstration & Firing will take place throughout the day at Whale Park with Dave & Boni Deal. There will be one firing during the day and one during the evening beach reception for Event Pass holders.

11:30-2:00pm – Rock Painting for Kids with Lisa Kerr

The festival offers something for everyone! Kids can explore their creativity through rock painting with an Earth & Ocean theme. Join us at the Tolovana Art Center, 3779 S Hemlock. Open attendance for children accompanied by a parent or guardian.

12 – 4pm

Gallery Walk – A wonderful opportunity for festival goers to take in all the individual gallery shows. See how participating artists in each gallery interpret nature and the spirit of the festival in a dynamic and diverse array of media. Watch demonstrations and meet participating artists.

Whale Park Beach Reception 4-7pm

Artichoke Dance will perform an interactive piece with the Land Art that has been created. Ceramicists Dave and Boni Deal will provide a very fiery and exciting experience with a Raku Firing on the beach at dusk. This private reception for Event Pass holders will also feature the highly entertaining local string band, Floating Glass Balls, as well as beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Sunday, September 22

10 am – Coaster Theater *

Panel discussion:  Join Artichoke Dance creative director and art activist Lynn Neuman, ecological artist and educator Shelby Silver, Nadia Gardner of Friends of Falcon Cove Marine Reserve, and gallery representative Eeva Lantela,  in a conversation that explores the intersection of art, creativity, nature, and conservation. The panel will share the source of their creative inspirations, artistic process and insights as to how their work has impacted their lives. Join in on the conversation of how to be better stewards of the environment. The discussion follows with a final Artichoke Dance performance in the Coaster Theater courtyard integrating a special and thought provoking art installation, We’ve Made Our Bed, created by Shelby Silver for this event.

12 noon –1:30 pm – Coaster Theater *

Dualing Easels: Michael Orwick and Anton Pavlenko  will reprise their very popular, engaging, funny and informative painting demonstration. While each artist will begin their own painting, they will switch canvases multiple times during the event. Not to be missed!


2:30-4 pm – Coaster Theater *


Alice DiMicele will close out the festival on Sunday afternoon with an inspiring concert.

For over three decades Alice DiMicele has been moving people with her brand of “organic acoustic groove.” Accompanied by her long-time bassist Rob Kohler, Alice brings her wide-ranging vocal prowess, humor, and distinctive guitar style to creating music that connects people and inspires them to take a stand for the earth and for justice in the world. With 15 albums and 30 plus years of touring under her belt, Alice has honed her craft and comes to every gig ready to create magic. Alice doesn’t just “put on a show” –she creates memorable experiences with her audiences.

Alice has shared stages with some of music’s finest, including some of her musical heroes like Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, JJ Cale, David Grisman Quintet, Steve Winwood, Ferron, Peter Rowan, Richie Havens, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and the list goes on. Bonnie Raitt said, “Alice’s music has that great combination of earthiness and groove that keeps it funky from the inside out. She’s for real.”

*Please note: the Coaster Theater has a capacity of 198 seats. For all Sunday events scheduled at this venue, admittance is guaranteed to the first 198 Event Pass tickets sold; followed by first come, first serve.


Included with the purchase of the Event Pass is a beautiful and sturdy tote bag made from 100% recycled cotton. There is a limited number of bags that are now available for direct sale at $20.

Organic cotton festival t-shirts are also available for $28 each. These basic black t-shirts show off the Earth & Ocean logo beautifully and are incredibly soft and comfortable. Call DragonFire Gallery at 503-436-1533 to purchase. The proceeds from these items directly fund the festival.



The Cannon Beach Gallery Group thanks The City of Cannon Beach, Cannon Beach Tourism & Arts Commission, and the following 2018/2019 sponsors for their support.


Martin North, Dena’s Shop on the Corner, RE/MAX Coastal Advantage, The Ocean Lodge, Pizza A’ Fetta , Bruce’s Candy Kitchen,  Land’s End at Cannon Beach, The Waves, Mariner Market, Fresh Foods Cannon Beach/Manzanita, Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals


The Bistro, EVOO, Haystack Lodgings, Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge,  Arbor Care Tree Specialists, B. Boutique, Pelican Pub & Brewery,  Sweet Basil’s Café, La Luna Loca, Warren House Pub, Crowerks, Columbia State Bank, Hallmark Resort Hotel & Spa, Cannon Beach Hotel, Lodgings Village Centre, Seasons Café, Morris’ Fireside Restaurant, The Wine Shack, Beachcomber Vacation Homes, Cannon Beach Hardware & Public House, Wave Crest Inn

19th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, May 3-5, 2019

19th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, May 3-5, 2019

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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. On May 3, 4 & 5, each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveilings, demos and receptions take place all weekend long, making this event an unparalleled experience for the art lover.

2019 Spring Unveiling Gallery Listings! (see below)

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Archimedes Gallery

David Rice

The goal of David’s work is to create environments that exist beyond the parameters of our physical world. His style blurs the boundaries between what should and shouldn’t exist together by bringing subjects into surroundings that they wouldn’t normally interact with. These scenes are often combined with graphic color and patterns in an effort to provide a harmony and balance to the opposing forces. His aim is to create new relationships between the subjects and the viewer.

Hollywood Indian

Hollywood Indian’s artwork is primarily about the evolution of humankind as an animal and our impact on the natural world, specifically in regard to all other sentient beings.  The growing movement towards social justice, peace, and a truer embodiment of community in Western culture is undoubtedly linked to how we treat the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, regardless of species.  He continues to be inspired by the way in which animals exist autonomously, with behaviors driven almost entirely by necessity and survival.  They flourish in a capacity above greed, materialism, or vanity and do so without ever exhausting their resources.  Hollywood Indian is deeply unsettled by the incongruence of our two worlds.  His artwork explores color, texture, and surface manipulation in an attempt to achieve somewhat uncalculated results that cannot be drawn or painted by hand.   This is an allusion to the beauty of nature, which despite humankind’s endless attempts, can never be replicated nor restored once it is destroyed.  The animals and symbols rendered within these surfaces serve as reminders that we still have much to learn from our fellow inhabitants.


Rosetta’s subjects are animals, another childhood passion.  Stuffed animals took the place of dolls, and recurring nightmares of being stalked by big cats evolved into wonder filled dreams of friendly encounters with them.  Admiration and respect for the grace, power, and nobility of the wild ones is evident in Rosetta’s sculptures, which capture their spirit, form, and movement in a unique hard edged yet fluid style. Rosetta has exhibited extensively, has completed corporate, public and private commissions and has received awards from the National Sculpture Society, society of Animal Artists, Bennington Center for the Arts, Allied Artists of America and The Pen and Brush Inc., among others.

Victoria Parsons

Victoria’s naturalistic style is enhanced by the use of unique materials. She uses 1500-year-old bristlecone pine, found in the Colorado mountains as high as 12,000 feet. She also utilizes burl woods from Carpathian elm, cherry and rose myrtle, which yield one of a kind pieces due to shape, age and rarity. Victoria studied under Jack Bayman for wood sculpture, and at the Art Students League of Denver in clay sculpture to be cast in bronze. Over the years she has developed a creative and distinctive style that expresses her love of nature. Victoria has won numerous regional awards in Colorado. She placed first place at The 2000 Ward World Championship Competition, Ocean City, Maryland for interpretive sculpture with Aerial Pursuit. She has been juried into the 2004, 2005 and 2007 Sculpture in the Park Show, Loveland, Colorado and twice into Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s Birds In Art Exhibition; Wausau, Wisconsin for Life On The Edge in 2004 and for her bronze Nesting Pair in 2006.

Jane Levy Campbell

Jane Levy Campbell’s paintings are combinations of the unexpected. She grew up in the heart of Appalachia and studied at Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton and Yale in the early days of co-education there. Her watercolors range from postcard size to compositions a surprising twenty feet long.  She combines the spareness of asian composition and formal Chinese brush study with a western sense of light and structure in her still-lifes, landscapes and botanical studies.  An avid gardener and hiker, Campbell often paints botanically detailed paintings on a monumental scale.  She finds challenge in creating an illusion of solid form and distinct time and place from the ethereally insubstantial materials of watercolor.  Her work is in private and corporate collections across the U.S. and in Europe and Israel.

Ann Cavanaugh

Ann Cavanaugh has pushed the edges of possibility in fused glass since 2004. She is drawn to the depth and complexity made possible by layering glass into translucent images of amazing resonance. Every piece represents continuous learning and renewed excitement. As her work reflects the textures and colors of the natural world, it also celebrates transformation from utilitarian material to luminescent contemporary art glass.

Chuck Gumpert

Energy, light, movement and color all mingle on Chuck Gumpert’s mixed media canvases. Approaching his painting as a spontaneous act of expression, each brush stroke becomes a full body gesture, communicating through color and light. At his core an abstract painter, Chuck shows great versatility with work that also explores the figurative. Each painting becomes an immersive, layered and atmospheric world, for both artist and viewer.

Kevin Brownlee

Growing up in Hawaii to a family of artists, Kevin Brownlee was exposed to the process of working in art from a very young age. After a career as a salmon biologist in Alaska, he moved to the north coast of Oregon and returned to art as a sculptor. Working with reclaimed woods and cast metal, he draws strong influence from the art, culture, and natural history of Asia, Pacifica, and the Pacific Northwest. A constant inspiration in his life has been his father, the successful sculptor and painter, Edward Brownlee.


Miska displays great versatility in creating very different environments on her canvases: from a unified world populated by iconic figures in postures of creativity, love and celebration; to a world inhabited  by the antic charms of chickens and roosters. The hallmark of her painting style is the use of pattern and form for visual texture, highlighted by reflective gold, bronze, copper and pearl tones. Her choice of symbolism speaks of optimism and hope.

Icefire Glassworks

Jim Kingwell

What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim, who has been playing with fire for more than 40 years. His chemistry teacher’s observations about reality inspired him to enroll in art classes, so it is fitting that melting glass requires a grounding in both chemistry and physics. His Icefire Glassworks logo incorporates the alchemical symbols for Earth, Air, Fire and Water, honoring the linkage of art and science. From that, beautiful pieces of blown glass emerge that seduce the senses and stimulate the spirit.

Suzanne Kindland 

Suzanne was not reared to be a glass artist. It was her connection to the dream world that led her to become one at the age of 38. There were always hints, persistent nudges that would not be ignored, from favorite childhood words (horizon, crucible) to a vision of dancing in flames that led her to Cannon Beach and propelled her into the passionate world of soft molten glass. Inspired by the places she has lived, she makes blown glass pieces that express nature in the tangled patterns of woodlands, the stark horizons of deserts, and the mysteries of deep water.

Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon began blowing glass in 2003.  His first experience with the medium was at Icefire Glassworks in Cannon Beach, and he now lives and works in Bend.  His current body of work is focused on blending colors and balancing them with individual forms. The challenge of combining colors in different ways, and working with a hot and fluid medium, keeps every day of working with glass new and exciting.

Randall J Hodges

Randall J Hodges has been capturing images of the Western United States and Canada as a full time professional photographer for over 19 years. Most of his work comes from time spent hiking and backpacking the wilderness areas of the west where he has hiked and photographed over 28,500 trail miles. Randall does not alter his work in any way and considers himself an “All in Camera Shooter” as he spends the time to wait for the right light and color and uses “Old School Techniques” rather than post-processing to capture his remarkable images.  Only the smallest adjustments are made to insure the finished print matches the back of the camera as closely as possible.

Mary Alayne Thomas

Mary Alayne Thomas’ painting incorporates art nouveau flair with personal iconography inspired by the wildlife, forests and dark beauty of her home in Oregon, and childhood memories of the mesas in Santa Fe. Her current technique is a complex layering of encaustic and silkscreen over a watercolor painting.

Laurie Lisonbee

Laurie Lisonbee’s paintings have a sense of being out of time, a renaissance gravitas. She has exhibited in galleries and museums across the US, and has received regional and national awards. She has taught art at Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and currently teaches at Texas A&M University.

Yuji Hiratsuka

Born in, Japan, Yuji Hiratsuka has been teaching printmaking and drawing at Oregon State University since 1992. As a venerated teacher, his influence has been considerable on many young Northwest artists. His reductive copperplate etchings meld a visual language informed by his cultural background with western popular culture.

Jessica Calderwood

Jessica Calderwood is an image-maker and sculptor working primarily with metal and enamel. She combines traditional and industrial metalworking processes as a means to make statements about contemporary life. She studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Arizona State University. She has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally.

  Andrea Benson

Andrea Benson’s work is about the moment in which we recognize beauty in the monumental and in the mundane.  She has a BFA in Art from Penn State University and a BFA in Interior Design from Marylhurst University. She works with encaustic paint, combining it with mixed media.

  Kensuka Yamada

Kensuka Yamada sculpture is inspired by universal experience through the lens of humor and irony. Kensuka has a strong empathy for the universal experiences that seem to provide the undercurrent to language. He documents the complexities of gestural communication, and the social infrastructures that subtly guide these interactions.

Duy Huynh

Duy Huynh creates poetic and contemplative paintings drawing inspiration from a variety of storytelling formats including music, movies, and ancient folklore. Born in Vietnam, themes of geographical and cultural displacement are prevalent in Duy’s work. Ethereal characters maintain a serene but precarious balance, often in a surreal or dreamlike setting.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

Jeffrey Hull

Jeffrey began his painting career more than 40 years ago in Cannon Beach, and it is from its coastline that he draws his inspiration. Today he is widely known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, controlling the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he has returned to painting in oil as well, and is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge. His deep love for the area is clearly seen in his original paintings and prints.

Sharon Amber

Jewelry artist Sharon Amber creates personal treasures using 14k, 18k, and 22k gold and exotic gems.  She is best know for her high fire enameled “miniature paintings”, and her carvings in local gems and beach pebbles. During Spring Unveiling, she will reveal work and designs inspired by thousands of miles of travel over the last few months.

Modern Villa Gallery

David Jonathan Marshall

With his imaginative style, bold use of color and dramatic perspective, David brings a fresh new look to the art world. His skill at capturing movement and animation in his art is a direct reflection of his own lifestyle and view of the world. He says, “I feel like I’m putting a puzzle together. I paint the pieces of that puzzle, but even I don’t always know what will be seen in the end.”

Sarah Goodnough

This contemporary Northwest artist creates expressive art that reflects the beauty and mystery of life. Inspired by nature and the human spirit, her paintings are distinctive visual experiences with sensitivity to mood and emotion. Now living both in Portland, and the quaint coastal town of Astoria, she finds the dichotomy between the two cities to be a great balance for her artistic imagination.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Ann Fleming

Ann Fleming’s figurative bronze sculpture is inspired by an artistic narrative on myths and legends of life’s journeys, the great shared stories of our lives. Her bronzes range from small depictions to significant Public Sculpture. Her Public Sculpture “Midori” celebrates spring and rebirth.

Christopher Burkett

Oregon’s Christopher Burkett is a Contemporary artist recognized as a seminal figure in the history of Photography. Burkett was recently featured on National Public’s Television PBS NewsHour. “His masterly eye and remarkable printing skills capture the divine beauty of nature untouched by man”…The Washington Post. The image is “Resplendent Leaves at Sunset, Oregon”.

Hazel Schlesinger

Hazel Schlesinger shares her enthusiasm for life and the natural world. Works range from traditional to abstractions of oceanscapes. Winner of the 2017 Plein Air & More People’s Choice Award. Her oil paintings are seen around the world in movies, TV series, commercials and publications including Southwest Art Magazine. Hazel Schlesinger will have her paintings in a TV Series. The show is called “Shrill”. Her work was used in the “Leverage” series and Movies & International Commercials.

Ivan McLean

Ivan McLean is a leading public sculptor including clients: Nike, World Trade Center in California, Nines Hotel in Portland. His “Red Sphere ” & “Re Invention” are a landmark for the NW By NW GALLERY Sculpture Garden, located in downtown Cannon Beach. His works are in bronze, steel, wood and glass.

Angelita Surmon

Angelita Surmon is an accomplished painter and glass artist. She captures the color, rhythm and movement alive in nature. Her series, “Refuge” reflects the imagery of the seasons. Her visionary paintings explore abstraction and representation, using acrylic paints with dynamic assuredness and knowing brushstrokes.

White Bird Gallery

Lisa Zerkowitz & Boyd Sugiki

Lisa Zerkowitz and Boyd Sugiki work both collaboratively and independently. The couple founded Two Tone studios where they create contemporary hand blown glass objects with a nod to the past. Their distinctive forms are inspired by mid-century designs and colors, blending clean simple lines with a fresh palette. In both of their works, the artists focus on subtleties and refinement, in both color and form. The sculptures presented reflect themes of the Spring season, botanical inspirations, and references of water.

Joshua Rodine

Joshua Rodine’s work has always been inspired by the beauty of the Pacific northwest , but also by its destructive power such as wildfires, volcanoes, and earthquakes. The natural process of growth and decay are continually a source of focus in his work . This duality serves as a reminder of the dynamic world we live in, an ever evolving one, in which nothing stays the same forever.


Alexandra Boyden

Alexandra’s interest in art shifted from graphic design and exhibit design to painting after a trip with her intrepid grandmother to Antartica. The amazing landscape moved her to record it, with the South Pole becoming her first subject. Since then, pastels on sanded paper has become her chosen medium because of their immediacy. Not always having the right color can force a serendipitous substitution, and it is these happy accidents and intuitive abandon that bring newfound integrity to a piece.

Mary-Melinda Wellsandt

Mary-Melinda uses her glass surface as a way to explore patterns and textures found in the natural world. The process includes the use of a sandblaster to carve into the glass, permanent paints, enamels, and other media to render original photography, drawings, and paintings in a unique and “high touch” way. She begins with an original photograph, usually from her walks around her local neighborhood or her travels and hikes around the Pacific Northwest. Through an intricate and complicated process, she carves the image deeply into the glass. She paints each piece by hand, multiple layers create depth and color variation.



Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli

Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli are a husband and wife team that runs a studio where they collaboratively design and create blown glass sculpture. Jeremy and Allisons work is inspired by the natural world and their role within the environment. In the presence of nature, there is absence, where the mind can wander over open spaces and find a sense of calm. The work is meant to remind people of our interconnection with nature, with each other and with out collective past.

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 7-10, 2019

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 7-10, 2019

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With a focus on Northwest wines and regional cuisine, the Savor Cannon Beach festival offers a four-day lineup of wine, culinary and arts events March 7-10, 2019, in one of the Pacific Northwests most beautiful vacation destinations. Festival events focus on specific themes that showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine while restaurants, galleries and shops add a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and cultural events. The festival kicks off with the Thursday Night Throwdown, where participants taste twelve select wines including two of each varietal, one from Oregon and one from Washington, then vote on their favorites to determine which state reigns supreme. Other events include the Battle of the Blends featuring four red and four white wine blends from the Northwest. The evening also includes the Battle of Bites, showcasing appetizers by local chefs who compete for Best Bite. Saturday of the festival is the Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk featuring approximately 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. Many Cannon Beach businesses also participate in a Tasting Tour featuring free or low cost tastings ranging from chocolates and olive oils to specialty salts

Cannon Beach Surf

Cannon Beach Surf

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1088 South Hemlock
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Owned by Mark Mekenas, who can usually be found in the shop, or close by.  We are Cannon Beach residents, as are our staff.

We strive to maintain a friendly (“Attitude Free”) shop.

We like to focus on smaller, high quality companies with products made in the USA or the “America’s” that share our love of the sport and lifestyle.  We  use what we sell!

Quality in our people and products is our #1 Priority!

Between us, we have about 90+ years of surfing experience!

We offer rentals, lessons and repairs all year long! We also sell surfboards and wetsuits both new and used.

We will continue to focus on and sell high quality, hand made in the USA Surfboards from Linden, Dewey Weber, Robert August, The Greek, Hansen, Robbie Dick, Hammer, Source, Jim Philips, Hess and GP to name a few. We welcome custom orders from any of the shapers that we represent.

Give us a call (503-436-0475) or stop by the shop in Cannon Beach, Oregon and let us help you get your new board and surf gear.

We are proud to offer discounts to our Military Members, both Active, Reserve and retiree’s on all products and rental programs.  Ask us!

We carry:
Leashes, fins, Dreggs Skate Boards, Boogie Boards , wax, stickers, jewelry, Indo Boards, XM Radio’s, mags, posters, postcards, hula girls for the dash, DVD’s, cds, books, drinks, OCEAN KAYAKS, and much more!

RE/MAX Coastal Advantage

RE/MAX Coastal Advantage

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CANNON BEACH – If you live in Cannon Beach, Arch Cape, Neahkahnie or Manzanita, you have probably noticed real estate “for sale” signs emblazoned with a familiar name cropping up. … Expect to see a lot more of them.
The signs point to the emergence of a new local real estate firm ‘RE/MAX Coastal Advantage’, based in Cannon Beach and independently owned and operated by Alaina and Marty Giguiere (pronounced Ja-Gear). “Even though the company is new, the expertise is not,” said Alaina, who has been a top-selling real estate agent in the region for more than 12 years.
She was with Windermere Manzanita for over 10 years, and then joined Kamali Sotheby’s as the managing principal broker. She remained with Kamali Sotheby’s for two years before she and Marty launched ‘RE/MAX Coastal Advantage’. “I know that if you work hard, no matter what the market, you can be successful,” she said. “If ever there was a time to do to start our own real estate company, now is it.
The market is improving. While there is still a larger-than-normal inventory of homes on the north Oregon coast, properties are selling due to great interest rates and stabilizing prices. Buyer confidence is coming back.