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Northwest By Northwest Gallery features Christopher Burkett for December & January

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Oregon master of fine art photography Christopher Burkett is featured for December & January.

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Photographs are crafted by hand one at a time . All works featured here in the 30 by 30 size and 30 by 40 are fully matted and $2500. Works are signed and numbered on the back and the sole creation of the artist by hand one at a time.
With Museums like the Museum of Fine Arts Houston & The Nelson Atkins Museum of Fine Art, Kansas City bringing more eyes on the work, a larger audience and the fact that the paper is no longer available … these hand crafted originals are a value indeed. Bring more light and beauty into your home or office.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery features a collectors selection of renowned bronze sculptor Georgia Gerber’s distinctive and artistic sculpture.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery is located in downtown Cannon Beach, across the street from the City Park & Info Center at 232 N Spruce. Cannon Beach.

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2017 Plein Air Workshops

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Make plans now to attend one of four workshops to be held during the week leading up to the Plein Air & More Art Festival. Come out to paint and then stay for all of the festivities over the weekend. The village and beaches will be filled with artists capturing the beauty of the area and galleries will be overflowing with art.

Register now! All registrations are made directly with the workshop leaders and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lodging: Attendees are responsible for securing their own lodging. For more information go to: cannonbeach.org.

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June 22, 23

Mike Rangner

Two days working En Plein Air

Start the day with a basic introduction to the history and the current surges of this form of expression. He will show you with demos the basics of starting a painting, while discussing composition, line, shape, value and light. His goal is to open you up to the challenges and pleasure of expressing yourself through painting the landscape. All levels of experience are welcome. Class limited to 10 artists. $200 for two days

Contact:   http://rangnerfineart.com/workshop

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June 22, 23

Anton Pavlenko

“Expressive Seascapes”

Join me for a fun and inspiring two day plein air workshop in one of “National Geographic’s “Top 100 art towns in America”. The focus will be on painting expressive and lively seascapes on location. We’ll cover topics such as concept, composition, values, color and more. You can also expect lectures, live demos, optional critiques and hands-on individual instruction. All levels of artists welcome.  Limited to 10 students.  $195.

Contact: http://antonpavlenko.com/workshops

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June 22, 23

Hazel and Brand Schlesinger

 “Beginning and Beyond”

Come join the fun of painting on the beach. This two day Plein Air Workshop will focus on many quick painting sketches for beginners and beyond. Participants will leave with several small studies.

Class size is limited to 8 students, allowing maximum one-on-one easel time given by two instructors.  $185.

Contact:  riverhaze@gmail.com  503-260-1961

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June 21-23

Michael Orwick

“Learning the Language of Light and Color”

This awesome three day course is going to be full of Michael’s favorite color mixes and his tips and tricks to help take your paintings to the next level. Experience hands-on the keys to color relationships and harmony that portray emotion.  Learn new color schemes while exploring your personal color response through Hue, Temperature, Value and Saturation.

“Using color honestly will blend your subject with you and your viewer in a very personal and heartfelt manner.” – McMurry

Michael shares how artists of any level can bring more energy and better engagement to their work. This is your opportunity to discover how to manifest Mood and painterly poetry through your brushes.

Class is open to all levels of both acrylic and oil painters. Limited to 15 students. $270.

Contact: orwickarts@gmail.com, michaelorwick.com

 

Spring Unveiling Arts Festival April 30-May 2

Spring Unveiling Arts Festival April 30-May 2

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Cannon Beach’s Spring Unveiling Arts Festival Showcases the Latest Works by Popular Gallery Artists April 30-May 2

Each spring, Cannon Beach art galleries collect the latest works from their featured artists to showcase at the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. That tradition continues this spring as the galleries present their Spring Unveiling the weekend of April 30-May 2, with a few modifications in the interest of public health and safety.

The galleries will welcome some of their most popular artists as guests in the galleries during the weekend or will curate special exhibitions of their latest works, though gallery attendance may be limited. Masks will be required and there won’t be large food and wine receptions as in the past, but the art will be as good as ever.

Some of the interesting work to be featured at the festival includes:

  • Collaborative work by two of the Pacific Northwest’s top glass artists, Ann Cavanaugh and Andy Nichols, will be featured at DragonFire Gallery. Cavanaugh creates richly layered fused glass panels and Nichols blows and sculpts the panels into finished works.
  • A new series of bronze sculpture by renowned wildlife artist Georgia Gerber will be showcased at Northwest By Northwest Gallery. Gerber is known for her popular public works including Rachel the Pig at the entrance to Seattle’s Pike Place Market and a series of 25 Oregon wildlife sculptures in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse square.
  • Cannon Beach’s working glassblowing studio, Icefire Glassworks, will feature the work of Cannon Beach resident artists Jim Kingwell, a pioneer in the Northwest art glass movement; and Suzanne Kindland his studio partner. Kingwell celebrates 50 years of blowing art glass in 2021. Three of the glass studio’s artists will be guests for the festival.
  • New work by Robin & John Gumaelius who create Intricately detailed sculpture often combining ceramics, metal and wood portraying whimsical human and bird-forms, will be on exhibit at White Bird Gallery. Many of their creations are on metal wheels, feature richly textured figures and are often assembled, alluding to marionettes.
  • The latest works by bronze artist Nathan Bennett will premiere at Bronze Coast Gallery. In addition to bronze sculpture, Bennett has a unique technique of applying patina to bronze plates to create glowing landscapes and art pieces for the wall.
  • Jeffrey Hull has been a part of Cannon Beach’s arts scene for nearly 50 years and his Jeffrey Hull Gallery will showcase the latest works by the painter acclaimed for his watercolor seascapes.
  • A collection of Spring and Beyond fine art landscape photographs by Randall J Hodges will be featured at the photographer’s Cannon Beach gallery, Images of the West. Among his more than 4,800 published credits are books, magazines, calendars, greeting cards and more.
  • Three female artists, including Rachel Laura whose graphic landscapes are both bold and simple in form with expansive open areas, will be the focus of an exhibition at Cannon Beach Gallery, operated by the community’s non-profit Cannon Beach Arts Association.
  • A few of the galleries will host guest artists for limited attendance events. Icefire Glassworks will host guest artists Mark Gordon, Steven Krig and John Santellano. Gordon will blow glass and do a Q & A on Saturday. Gordon has a bold new series of blown glass vessels that once cooled, he then carves into the surface of the glass to reveal layers and create intricate textures.

Award-winning painter Hazel Schlesinger will paint en plein air Friday afternoon in the sculpture garden outside Northwest By Northwest Gallery. Bronze sculptor and painter Don Stastny; and sculptor Ivan McLean will also be guests in the sculpture garden for informal talks Saturday and Sunday. The sculpture garden will also feature wines from Sinnean and music by Bobcat Bob on Friday and Saturday.

For more information, contact galleries directly to confirm schedules and activities.

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Archimedes Gallery

Erik Abel

Bold colors, geometric patterns, and botanical profiles capture the eye in Erik Abel’s artwork. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, his work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature. His roots as a California surfer intermingle with his experiences traveling to the South Pacific and Central America, imparting an organic, tribal style to his subjects and compositions. Upon a closer look, Abel’s graphic imagery unfolds to tell the story of his paintings. Accents peak through unexpectedly revealing the layers of color Abel cloaks in each piece while loose strokes of colored pencil and marker create dimension.  Erik currently lives in Seaside, Oregon.

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.

Nathan Bennett

Using the patina process on bronze plates as his canvas, Nathan Bennett mines new veins in painting. His landscapes have a surreal quality, a sense of otherness, which is partly due to his unusual medium. Taking the
chemicals normally used to finish bronze sculptures – the oxides, nitrates and acids – Bennett instead wields them as he would paint on an eighth-inch-thick sheet of silica bronze that becomes his canvas.

J. Christopher White

While wood and bronze have frequently been presented side by side in sculpture, J. Christopher White has done a stunning job of blending the two into a new medium, which he calls a “Bronzewood Meld”.  The transition point between wood and bronze is nearly imperceptible, due to his ability to take the wood deep into the bronze sculpture, combined with the skill of the patineur to reproduce the weathered grays of the wood.  White’s tasteful use
of high polish and contrasting rugged grays builds a platform to launch the illusion of bronze turning into wood.  The result is a sculpture with the durability and repeatability of bronze, and the warmth and one of a kind
uniqueness of wood, combining the best of both mediums and the added intrigue of having your eye fooled.

 

 

 

Rachel Laura, Dorota Haber-Lehigh and Debra Caines

The Cannon Beach Gallery is excited to show three powerhouse female artists from the local community, Rachel Laura, Dorota Haber – Lehigh, and Debra Carnes. Rachel Laura aims to compose a sense of calm with her work, using soft pastels or spray paint to create landscapes that contribute to well being. For more than thirty years self – taught basket artist Debra Carnes has been handcrafting woven works of art from ever changing materials. Dorota Haber-Lehigh’s work is an approach to nature’s perfect compositions using primarily; colored pencil, watercolor and walnut stains.

Ann Cavanaugh & Andy Nichols

In a cutting-edge project of collaboration and transformation, fused glass artist Ann Cavanaugh creates thick glass abstract and landscape panels that are rolled and blown into fish by glass blower Andy Nichols.

Ann Cavanaugh is drawn to the depth and complexity made possible by layering glass into translucent images of amazing resonance. Every piece represents excitement in continuous learning and stretching the possibilities of glass. Her work reflects the textures and colors of the natural world and celebrates the transformation of a utilitarian material to luminescent contemporary art.

Andy Nichols has been blowing glass professionally since 2001. Largely self-taught, Andy thrives on approaching his craft in a non-traditional manner. He continually challenges the boundaries of glass – expanding his individual capacity and style. Working from his Columbia River Gorge studio, Andy is an ardent advocate for native salmon and trout species through his signature blown glass fish.

Mark Schult

Mark Schult is a keen observer of nature, referencing his own photography in mixed media images of birds and wildlife.  Mark perfectly captures the fine detail elements of the natural world with the etching like lines of scratchboard. The stunning contrast of lights and darks is highlighted by brilliant touches of jewel-toned watercolor and ink.

Michael Orwick

Oil painter Michael Orwick is a master of the language of light as it plays out in the northwest landscape, interpreting the textures and hues of nature in deeply emotional terms. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Michael brings a mastery of technique to his poetic interpretations of ocean, sky, mist, and forest.

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. “I like to bring random elements of color into the walls of my work as a reminder that glass is made from naturally occurring materials.”

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. “Suzanne Kindland uses layers of color and precious metal leaf to lend an “unearthed” quality to this series, suggesting age and patina.”

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. In these Strata Series pieces, Mark Gordon uses a variant of the ancient “battuto” technique to carve through colored layers of glass. Differently shaped sintered diamond grinding wheels produce variations in the patterns.

John Santellano

John Santellano is a new artist for us. For this piece, he worked collaboratively with a Portland street artist who goes by VoxxRomana. John made the experimental glass sheet when he used to work at Bullseye glass in Portland, and cut VoxxRomana’s image on the glass (with the other artist’s permission).

Kathleen Sheard

Kathleen Sheard’s unique glass fusing techniques, developed over decades, result in work of uncommon depth and complexity. She is a conservation artist who actively works to preserve species across the globe.

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.

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.

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”.

Don Stastny

Don Stastny is the architect for the Warm Springs Museum, Native American Study Center at Portland State, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and many large projects for cities around the world.

Georgia Gerber

Georgia Gerber defines many NW Public Places; Rachel the Pike Place Pig at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, 26 sculptures in Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland and Tufted Puffins part of the City of Cannon Beach Public Art Collection. Gerber will share a new collection of work, Pond Dance is pictured. Fox, Sage Lodge Trout, Tufted Puffins, Rabbit with kits, Turtle and Yearling, Golden Retriever, Standing Otter. Gerber is the first woman in America to have her own bronze foundry. She is the leading Public Sculptor working today.

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.

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Hazel Glass

Having spent two decades as a self-taught artist, Hazel Glass has always followed her own path. Preferring to gain inspiration through personal experience and varying cultures, she traveled extensively to study art around the globe before devoting several years to refining her skills at the Savannah College of Art & Design, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Though Hazel has called many places home over the years, she only ever really meant it about Portland, Oregon.

In her work she uses up to 81 layers of intricately cut paper to create otherworldly images with depth. Each layer of Hazel’s originals are hand-cut using an xacto blade, building them up from 2D drawings into bas-relief sculptures. These precious windows into abstracted worlds reveal what Hazel firmly believes: Bigger is not better. She finds both the meticulous technical challenges and the resulting delicacy of working small too intriguing to ignore. Color plays an essential roll as well. Whether the palette is vibrant or subdued, it is an integral part of her work. And while the design is what Hazel’s art is saying, color is the tone of voice through which each piece speaks.

Lisa Lamoreaux

Lisa Lamoreaux’s paintings are influenced by an enchanted life living on and around the Salish Sea. The artist often goes to the canvas with an end result in mind, only to discover that the relationship between the medium and brush results in more interesting and complex narratives and compositions than her subjective mind can conceive.  This process of “getting out of the way” holds deep meaning for Lisa, as she works at staying present with the process and noticing the connections between her internal state, her environment, and the manifestation of this on the canvas.  Systems Theory, a model found in quantum physics, is a primary source of inspiration, which demonstrates the interconnectedness of all things.  Lisa Lamoreaux is particularly interested in natural systems and how humans impact the natural world. The confluence of nature’s gifts and the artists mindfulness resonate within her abstractions, to create other-worldly scenes that reflect the heightened energy that can be experienced in natural environments.

Brooke Borcherding

Award winning painter, Brooke Borcherding uses brilliantly colored shapes cascading across the canvas to create kaleidoscopic scenes of urban and rural environments that shimmer with dynamic energy. Working primarily on-site, her innovative deconstructed landscapes and cityscapes are a contemporary take on a venerable genre.  Brooke is a full time artist working out of Seattle, WA. She has won awards of merit and honorable mentions at plein air festivals and competitions throughout the west, including 2016 Best of Show in Cannon Beach. The artist states“I believe that beauty is something that we shouldn’t neglect in our Postmodern time, which is why I have chosen to stay within the traditional realm of painting; it will never lose its ability to imitate, satisfy, and illuminate for both the viewer and creator.”

Robin and John Gumaelius

Known throughout the Pacific Northwest Robin and John Gumaelius combine steel, ceramic and wood to create animated human and bird-like sculptures. The highly detailed works incorporate imagery of plants and animals, houses, boats, wheels, masks and other symbolic motifs that reflect on the journeys of traveling through life. The husband and wife team works together on each piece. Robin creates complex decorative glazes and colorful surface imagery, John adds exquisite metal armatures and wood details that give the artwork life and transform them into kinetic sculptures. Robin and John have a fluid working relationship, trading roles constantly in their artwork as well as their home life. Their artworks reveal intricate stories fathomed by a creative couple and told through of a singular vision of their world. The Gumaelius’ live an imaginative life, raising their four children in a coastal region of Washington State where they have built their home, studios, barns and gardens. In this environment Robin and John record their stories onto the beautiful and unique sculptural works they create, breathing life and conversation into these clay and metal sculptures.

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival, September 17, 18 & 19, 2021

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival, September 17, 18 & 19, 2021

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Earth and Ocean Arts Festival 

Postponed 

After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus developments, we are postponing the Earth and Ocean Arts Festival to September of 2021. Rescheduling the event will enable us to safely provide the highest quality experience for our event-goers, non-profit partners, and staff.

We remain thrilled to host you next year. The latest information will always be available at cbgallerygroup.com. Please take a moment to let us know if you have any questions at info@cbgallerygroup.com. We care about your feedback.

Meanwhile, you can benefit the five environmental non-profit organizations that we sponsor by contributing to them directly:

Friends of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve 

https://www.nehalemtrust.org/capefalconmr/ 

Friends of Haystack Rock 

http://friendsofhaystackrock.org/contribute/ 

North Coast Land Conservancy: 

https://nclctrust.org/support/ 

Sea Turtles Forever 

https://hydroheart.org/project/sea-turtles-forever/ 

Wildlife Center of the North Coast 

http://www.coastwildlife.org 

We look forward to seeing you in 2021…Meanwhile, stay safe and be well.

 

Join us in celebrating the natural wonders of Cannon Beach through the blending of arts and ecology. The second 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.

Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 5, 6 & 7, 2021

Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 5, 6 & 7, 2021

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Each November Cannon Beach’s art community gathers to collectively celebrate diverse talents during this popular festival of the arts.

Galleries, shops, hotels and restaurants host a variety of writers, singers, composers, painters, sculptors and more. The unique coastal beauty of this region has inspired creativity for many decades, making Cannon Beach one of The Best Art Towns in America.

Transform your coastal experience into a festival of creativity filled with music, theater, poetry and art.

“Purity of Freedom” by Taryn Wise, Stormy Weather Arts Festival Poster 2019

Artist Representation:    nwbynwgallery.com
232 N. Spruce | 503-436-0741 | info@nwbynwgallery.com | NWBYNWGALLERY.com

2019 Schedule of Events

A weekend full of art gallery events, receptions and guest artists throughout town. (See the full schedule of events in our brochure.)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

The Portlanders in Concert 7:30pm (Doors at 7pm)Folk supergroup, love band, songwriting multi-instrumentalists and singers, The Portlanders are Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty and Kevin Shay Johnson, who share the stage in friendship and no less than two hundred collective years in folk music. Cost: $27* | Location: Coaster Theatre Playhouse (*combo ticket discount available)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Dancing in the Rain Fashion Show – 10am (Doors at 9:45am)Pick out a new outfit at this runway show featuring apparel and accessories from local and national designers available in Cannon Beach shops. Cost: Free (15 minute early entry & Guaranteed VIP seating with $5 donation) | Location: Coaster Theatre Playhouse

Music Around Town – 11am-5pmEnjoy live performances by regional musicians at seven different locations around town. Cost: Free/Donations | Locations: The Landing, Sandpiper Square, Coaster Theatre Courtyard, Ecola Square, Pelican Brewing, Spruce Street Plaza, Public Coast Brewing. Sponsored by Bronze Coast Gallery.

CD Release Concert with Marv & Rindy Ross, Jon Koonce and special guests – 7:30pm (doors at 7pm)The founding members of Quarterflash join forces with one of Portland’s original indie roots rockers for a great evening of fantastic music. Cost: $39* | Location: Coaster Theatre Playhouse (*combo ticket discount available)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Brews, Blues & Barbecue – 11am-2pmSample local craft brews and savor a delicious barbecue lunch from a local chef. Live music with Steve Cheseborough. Cost: $25 | Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall

 

 

Archimedes Gallery

Erik Abel

Bold colors, geometric patterns, and botanical profiles capture the eye in Erik Abel’s artwork. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, his work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature. His roots as a California surfer intermingle with his experiences traveling to the South Pacific and Central America, imparting an organic, tribal style to his subjects and compositions. Upon a closer look, Abel’s graphic imagery unfolds to tell the story of his paintings. Accents peak through unexpectedly revealing the layers of color Abel cloaks in each piece while loose strokes of colored pencil and marker create dimension.  Erik currently lives in Seaside, Oregon.

Nicole Gustafsson

Nicole works as a full time illustrator specializing in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments to pop culture based projects. She uses a stunning color palette to capture fantastical places. Her interest in wildlife and trees grew into a life-long passion of the natural world and continues to be a theme in her artwork.

Brin Levinson

In the war between man and the natural world, it would appear, judging from his unpeopled cityscapes, nature has won. Levinson’s worlds – washed in dour grays, ochre, and sepia brown – suggest the landscape before us is already becoming a relic. The brightest colors, the occasional burst of blue sky that breaks out from behind cloud-crowded sky, the flash of red graffiti on a rhino, illuminate the scene. Currently living in Portland, Oregon, you can see the influence Portland’s industrial areas and older architecture have had on Levinson. His “backyard” has become the subject of his art. A “new place” has emerged in his work based on the collision of urban landscapes and the natural world – in which the deer and the zebra roam, while wildebeests graze in the city’s Chinatown, and beneath an underpass in a switching yard, a tagged walrus, big as a train car, appears to rest his weary flippers.

Bronze Coast Gallery

Jim Eppler

Jim brings the power, beauty, harshness and magnetic attraction of nature to both his paintings and bronzes. He creates from the experience of his lifelong enchantment with wildlife and his innate gift for the use of color and form. A seasoned artist who readily admits a romance with “the play of light and shadow, the way paint builds on canvas,” he is equally captivated by gestures and textures that lend themselves to the three-dimensional aspect of bronze. Bringing his skill as a colorist to his sculpture, Eppler hand-finishes each bronze in his limited editions.

Robert Rogers

Robert is a native Texan whose work has been inspired by Native American art, Oriental art, and European art – along with 40 years of studies in scouting and Indian Lore. He studied at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and has been greatly influenced by his visits to the great art Meccas of Europe and especially by the art of Gustave Klimt. For more than 27 years, Robert has created fine jewelry as an art and as an expression of love for the craft. His work reflects the full expression of archetypes in Native American culture as depicted in petroglyphs and pictographs in ancient North American sites, blended with mystical spiritual symbols, Braille and other icons.

Carol Gold

Carol grew up on a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and studied art at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Boston University School of Fine Arts, MA; and the Museum School in Boston. Before she embarked on a sculpture career, however, she spent 14 years raising her family. In 1977 she resumed her art career in earnest, enrolling at the College of Marin in Kentfield, CA, to study bronze casting. Encouraged by her results with the medium, she built her own foundry in Northern California and has been operating it ever since. She shapes her figures and animals from wax instead of clay because she likes the way it can be manipulated to convey emotion and mood. “Wax enables me to sketch-in my figures rapidly,” she says. “It has a lightness to it that I like.” Her work is characterized by rich patinas in colors that range from warm tones of gold and copper to various shades of turquoise.

J. Christopher White

While wood and bronze have frequently been presented side by side in sculpture, J. Christopher White has done a stunning job of blending the two into a new medium, which he calls a “Bronzewood Meld”.  White’s tasteful use of high polish and contrasting rugged grays builds a platform to launch the illusion of bronze turning into wood.  The result is a sculpture with the durability and repeatability of bronze, and the warmth and one of a kind uniqueness of wood, combining the best of both mediums and the added intrigue of having your eye fooled.

Hans Schiebold

At the age of fourteen, Hans already knew that a pursuit in an artistic career was a serious consideration for him. He moved in 1982 to Portland, Oregon and began painting full time and displaying his work in galleries across the west.   “I have always placed an emphasis on being a painter with a different look; hence my emphasis on materials and tools which are different. The medium is the carrier of meaning in itself; to me, the how is more important than the what.”

Joshua Tobey

The child of artists, Joshua grew up in a household where nature was as much a part of life as art…in fact so much so that perhaps one would not exist without the other. While in college in Colorado, he explored the mountains and rivers and finally decided to become a bronze sculptor. Today his subject matter is a combination of figurative studies combined with wildlife. He says it is because as apart as man is from nature, it is only in nature that he feels as if he is part of something bigger than himself.

Fall Exhibit sponsored by Greenwood Resources

Featured artists: Elizabeth Pattison, Jessica Sund, Orquidia Violeta, Yoshi Aoki

 

Sony Feldberg

Sony Feldberg translates a career in sound engineering, working with the likes of Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers, into cigar box and art guitars. Be it a baritone ukulele, a one-string bass, or an acoustic guitar – each instrument has a story to tell.

Leon Lowman

For Leon Lowman, line, shape, color and contrast make up a language of emotion and experience. There is both an excitement and challenge in abstract composition that rewards both artist and viewer with a unique view of the world.

Joanne Shellan

Joanne Shellan presents Tiny Versions of This Life, quiet and poetic moments in the urban landscape. Color and brushwork take us on a journey that is deeply human as these visual narratives speak to our enduring need for stories.

Eli Mazet

Eli Mazet’s rich imagination and devotion to craft combine in the alchemy of the hot shop with wild and exciting results. Sea creatures, monsters, amphibians and more inhabit a world of color and skilled artistry. His highly collectible shot glasses have taken the art world by storm.

Icefire Glassworks

Jim Kingwell

Jim’s  life-forming fascination with glass began as a five-year experiment. Today, he has pieces in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries. And during Stormy Weather you’ll be able to see the first examples of his newest direction. Multiple firings of cast and fused glass will play with other materials, including wood and possibly clay. The idea is to produce work that evokes light and frozen motion. Over the next decade he expects Icefire’s sculpture to express ideas relating to transference, rhythmic and incremental repetition, bridging concepts and coherent light.

Suzanne Kindland

Suzanne’s journey into the world of glass began with a dream where she was suspended in a pillar of fire. Turning in the flames she found herself dancing. That dancing continues as she continues to learn the ways of glass, creating with it as her partner and bringing forth objects reminiscent more of water than fire: cool, smooth forms that reflect light as a pond does, sculptures that bend the light as a ripple does, calm creations that transmit light like the stillest pool.

Michelle Kaptur

Michelle Kaptur has been blowing glass since 1975.  She came to glass after completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Pacific North West College of Arts in Portland OR.   Michelle worked for ten years learning the basics of glass blowing and then went on to paint for several years.  “Painting is where I put together all the composition, color and design stuff that I learned about in school.  When I came back to glass I had a much stronger sense of what sort of design choices I wanted to make and why.  I feel my work was my work and was much stronger after this.”

Mark Gordon

Mark began blowing glass in 2003. His first experience with the medium was at Icefire and he now lives and works in Bend, Oregon.  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.

Steve Krig

Steve is fairly new to glass having started his adventure in 2011.  He is self-taught and with each new piece he produces Steve challenges himself to experiment with glass technique, producing a unique and one-of-a-kind piece each time.  He views Light as a ‘partner’ in his work with glass – Light will continue to work its brush, bringing subtle changes to each finished piece long after his hand has left the imagery.

 

Kathleen Sheard

For 41 years Kathleen has explored the mysteries of glass. It continues to fascinate and teach her daily that boundaries can be pushed and new territories explored in her personal life, in wildlife and glass.

Pam Juett

Pam Juett fell in love with hot glass while watching Bill and Sally Worcester work their magic at their studio in Cannon Beach during the late seventies.  For the next six years, she immersed herself in the study of glass and art at the Pearl Wright Gallery in Manning, Oregon; at the Pilchuck School in Stanwood, Washington; and at the School of Arts and Crafts in Portland, Oregon. In 2008, she found a way to work with glass on a small scale at her home.   Classes in flame-worked glass at Bullseye Glass and Aquilla School in Portland led her to begin making beads.  Today, she continues to develop her beads and her jewelry, producing necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Laura Bowker

Laura’s work is inspired by everything she sees, feels and experiences. It is a personal expression of self through creativity and a growth process through the interweaving of color, form, texture and line. The technique used in her work is glass engraving, a centuries old Italian style of grinding and sculpting called Battuto. The result is definitive lines, angles and the matte finish.

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.

 

Imprint Gallery

Carla O’Connor

Carla O’Connor is an award-winning watercolor painter.  Her approach to painting is informed by a sound knowledge of how her chosen medium. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Northwest Watercolor Society and is an AWS Dolphin Fellow and an NWWS Gold member.

Doug Whitfield

Doug Whitfield is fascinated with the concept of individual perception of reality, dreams and alternative realities. A strong foundation in drawing and classical painting underlies his compositions, but his approach to painting is instinctive, engaged and engaging.

 

Michael Kelly

The figure is Michael Kelly’s main source of inspiration, representing all that we are familiar with in terms of form, function and emotional narrative. In his work he aims to reflect energy and motion – to reveal the living aspects and true nature of his subject’s existence.

Ruth Hunter

Ruth Hunter takes humanity and the ephemeral experience of being as her central theme. She is a consummate colorist, through which she manipulates the senses to evoke an emotive response. An established artist on the East Coast, she is a new transplant the Northwest.

Geoffrey Gorman

Geoffrey Gorman creates original sculptures from found, recycled and unusual materials. Materials that would be more at home within a neglected garage or abandoned industrial unit than an artist’s studio are skillfully crafted into dynamic portraiture of animals and birds, referencing animal folklore and symbolism.

Michèle Landsaat

Michèle Landsaat is a Northwest writer, illustrator and printmaker. Both her narrative and imagery evolve through the transformative nature of the process. Along side the unpredictability of acid on copper in the creation of the plate from which the images is drawn, Michèle also adds color and tone through small pieces of chine collé.

Liza Jones

Liza Jones has been making etchings for many years, starting at Rhode Island School of Design. She has taught etching at: Experimental Etching Studio, Boston; Portland State University; Pacific Northwest College of Art & Design, Portland; and was chair of printmaking at Oregon Collage of Art & Craft, Portland. From 1980 through 2010 she directed Inkling Studio, in Portland.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

Jeffrey Hull 

Jeffrey began his painting career over 40 years ago as a resident of Cannon Beach. Though primarily self-taught, he did study under three Northwest Watercolorists in the early 70’s. Known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, Jeffrey controls the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently Jeff also returned to painting in oil as well. He is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge, the source of his inspiration. His deep love for the area is clearly seen in his original paintings and prints.

Jewelry by Sharon Amber

  Sharon Amber

From meteorites to mixed metals, you’ll find exceptional designs by master gold-smith Sharon Amber. A strong emphasis on exotic colored gems and movement of design in a surprisingly wide range. Classic, elegant, wearable art featuring several collections using local gems and materials. Sharon shows exclusively at her gallery of 30 years.

Lisa Kerr

Lisa Kerr’s romantic style centers around luminous semi-precious stones: sunny citrine, green peridot, violet amethyst, and blue tourmaline. Lisa often pairs soft, contrasting colors, like rose quartz and turquoise chalcedony. Each piece is one of a kind and based on an image in Lisa’s mind. For example, a deep blue tanzanite stone, set off with brilliant blue zircon gems, evokes the moonlight shining on water.

Steven Amber-Voorheis

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.”

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Sarah Goodnough

Sarah’s work celebrates life. Her artistic style is expressive, using vibrant color, strong composition, and layered texture. She paints abstract viewscapes, pulling real life scenes into redefined realities of wonder and brilliance, creating in a variety of mediums; painting in oils, acrylics and watercolor. She also works with pastels, blockprints, mosaics and photography. By playing with composition and texture, she produces vibrant and unique work that is sensitive to mood and emotion.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Georgia Gerber

Georgia Gerber defines many NW Public Places; Rachel the Pike Place Pig at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, 26 sculptures in Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland and Tufted Puffins part of the City of Cannon Beach Public Art Collection. Gerber will share a new collection of work, Pond Dance is pictured. Fox, Sage Lodge Trout, Tufted Puffins, Rabbit with kits, Turtle and Yearling, Golden Retriever, Standing Otter. Gerber is the first woman in America to have her own bronze foundry. She is the leading Public Sculptor working today.

Hazel Schlesinger

Hazel discovered her passion for oil painting at an early age, inspired by her childhood on the Northwest coast. The shorelines, fields, and vineyards, and later the Mediterranean countryside, have supplied the scenes and subjects of her work. She paints from a palette of predominantly warm, vivid colors and large, rhythmic brush strokes, transforming landscapes into more contemporary or abstract realism.

Angelita Surmon

Angelita Surmon is an accomplished painter and kiln formed 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. Her Kiln Formed Glass “paintings” take days to fire one layer at a time as many as 7 to 9 firings. Surmon was one of four artists nationally to be selected for the prestigious Aspen Institute. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum. Pictured Aspen Grove Kiln Formed Glass.

Christopher Burkett

Studying with Ansel Adams inspired award-winning, fine art color landscape photographer Christopher Burkett to redefine color photography as Adams had defined black and white. The Washington Post says, “Burkett has achieved in Cibachrome what Eliot Porter achieved for dye-transfer or Weston for black & white”. Each handcrafted photograph is a hand printed, hand crafted fine art original, solely created by the artist. Museum Collections include Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Fine Art, Kansas City. Art Auction Houses; Sothebys & Bonhams.

“The negative is the score, the print is the performance”. Ansel Adams

Ann Fleming

Ann has been having a life long affair with clay. In harmony with her very practical nature she created colorful functional ware and architectural accents for over 25 years.  But one day  she gave herself  permission to have fun. She went to her studio in 2004 and created her first figure in clay simply for the joy of working in a material she knew so well. In 2006, urged by friends, she cast the first piece in bronze. Each new sculpture became a joy to her. She soon recognized that things that mattered to her crept into her work, stories that reflected human nature surrounded by our natural world. And though in the beginning she thought this work had no utility but to bring back to her the joy of process, she can now see that the stories the pieces tell are their utility. This year “Midori” was made into a Public Sculpture.

Ivan McLean

He is a public sculptor working in steel, bronze, glass and wood. His work can be seen throughout Portland’s Pearl District and he has also created extensive site-specific installations within the Nines Hotel. His work is also well known in California where he has just installed a series of spheres of different sizes and colors on Hollywood Boulevard. His 108′ steel sculpture was also selected from ten sculptors nationally for the Newport Beach Sculpture Park.

White Bird Gallery

Tom Cramer

Tom Cramer is a native Oregonian and well-known artist who creates meticulously carved, painted and gilded wood reliefs. Cramer gained much recognition throughout Portland in the 1980’s and 90’s for his landmark outdoor murals, wildly painted art cars and carved miniature totems – all of which are bright, bold and lean toward American pop-culture. This show revisits those themes in a series of new paintings, functional art and his signature carved Totem sculptures.

Jon Norquist

New artist Jon Norquist uses black coffee as an innovative medium to create sepia toned images that pay homage to the nature and adventure of the Northwest. A cheap, ill-performing coffee pot turned out to be the simple mechanism for inspiration. One morning, with the light just right, Jon caught a glimpse of the patterned coffee spills on his countertop made from the fundamentally flawed appliance. The artist has always found beauty in everyday things and from here is artwork was born.

Valerie Savarie

New artist Valerie Savarie is traveling from Colorado to demonstrate her altered book sculpture techniques in the gallery. Savarie uses vintage books as the centerpiece of her creations, reinventing them into unique pieces through cutting, carving, stitching and character illustrations that are part of a larger visual storytelling. Valerie’s multi-dimensional book collages leave the majority of the book intact – every page is kept as bound to retain the intrinsic book characteristics. Her innovative artworks form an inseparable bond between words and visual arts. Valerie will be showing a collection of altered book art during the new gallery exhibition.

Shadowfox

In his new reductive wood sculptures, Eugene-based artist Shadowfox (Jason Pancoast) depicts meticulous renditions of animals, trees and nature-inspired scenes. His three-dimensional wood relief is influenced from years of architectural study at the University of Oregon. Through hand-made layers of cut wood and paint inspired by the magical wonder of the Pacific Northwest, Shadowfox explores the relationship between nature and narrative – story and self.

Stirling Gorsuch

Stirling’s subject matter is based on the coastal region of Oregon and the high desert, east of the Cascades. As he spends more time revisiting these particular places, he becomes more enamored with their complex natural history, and the rich visual experience accompanying them. In consideration for new images, he is searching for a story in the landscape that he can accentuate through visual means. Signs of geological activity, or indications of how weather has shaped the land are examples of what fascinates him as an observer. The inherently slow process of relief printing and monotype forces him to be methodical as he builds up each printed layer. Many of these prints are made over weeks, sometimes months at a time, making his process somewhat self-reflective. Like reading a journal from the past, his work is a record of his present-day focus and admiration of the world he occupies.

Helga Winter

Helga Winter has made something new, unfamiliar and possibly shocking out of something very familiar to us. Taking a book full of words she has turned it inside out, deconstructing it, but at the same time reconstructing, relearning and rethinking. Tearing, ripping, coloring, waxing, rolling, arranging and gluing the pages is practice. Something she does over and over to acquire a certain knowledge of patience, quietude, peacefulness and a gathering of information from the inside. She invites you to view the sculpture from all angles, to stay open-minded to learn about both sides of the story and know that it can always be changed.