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New Georgia Gerber sculpture presented by Northwest By Northwest Gallery

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Rabbit Tales
Bronze / 2017
Edition of 15
19”H x 13”W x 16”D

Originally commissioned by the Cape May County Library, Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey
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Northwest By Northwest Gallery celebrates their 30th Anniversary!

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Northwest By Northwest Gallery celebrates their 30th anniversary at Spring Unveiling May 5, 6 and 7th with the unveiling of new oil paintings by Hazel Schlesinger of Cannon Beach and the wine country, Jeff White’s skyscapes and landscapes in oil, new photographs by Master of Fine Art color photography Christopher Burkett, contemporary sculpture by Ivan Mclean, equine sculptures by Tolley Marney and acrylic and charcoal paintings by memoirist painter and naturalist, Cristina Acosta.

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33rd Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 6-8, 2020

33rd Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 6-8, 2020

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Winning Poster for the 33rd Stormy Weather Festival

Winning Poster for the 33rd Stormy Weather Festival. “November Skies over Haystack Rock ” Hazel Schlesinger  courtesy Northwest By Northwest Gallery 503.436.0741

Experience the 33rd Annual Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 6-8. Safety conscious art & music events throughout the City.

Our primary concern will be public safety .

Masks must be worn indoors at all times.

No Drinks or Food in gallery or event spaces.

Visit CannonBeachChamber.org

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.

 

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.

During the Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Cannon Beach Gallery will host its 34th Annual Miniature Show. The exhibition will take place from November 4 – December 31, 2020. The gallery will be exhibiting small works of art 6×6″ or smaller by community artists. Reasonably priced and a perfect opportunity to buy locally in preparation for the holidays. In the spirit of stormy weather, the Cannon Beach Gallery will be hosting a virtual reception and tour of the gallery. The virtual tour will take place during the Stormy Weather Arts Festival weekend.

The Cannon Beach Arts Association is a non-profit gallery space. Supporting local art and artists through exhibits, education, and events. Become a member today by signing up in person or online a cannonbeacharts.org/support

Email the gallery at info@cannonbeacharts.org or call 503-436-0744 for more information.

DragonFire Gallery

The featured artists will be conducting demonstrations over the festival weekend and will be accompanied on Saturday, November 7th , by Jason Okamoto with live guitar music. Jason is a self-taught musician and composer based in Portland who combines elements of bossa nova, flamenco, and French gypsy jazz, primarily using a classical guitar.

Please note that attendance numbers in the gallery will be kept to safe limits with expanded business hours of 10am-6pm on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th. Following all local and state mandates, the use of masks will be required. Private viewings are available by calling 503-436-1533.

DragonFire will be donating a portion of Stormy Weather sales to the North Coast Land Conservancy.

Theresa Andreas-O’Leary

Theresa Andreas-O’Leary works with acrylics, gold and copper leaf to render her subjects through the essential play of light and pattern. Whether landscape, still-life or waterscape, the artist’s eye welcomes the viewer to take part in what is beautiful in the world.

Bev Jozwiak

Bev Jozwiak is a keen observer of both human and animal natures. Versatile in watercolor as well as acrylics, Bev’s canvases present a use of color and gesture that is utterly fresh and engaging. Her images resonate on an individual and universal level.

Anton Pavlenko

Anton Pavlenko interprets the Northwest landscape texturally with oils. Color and form, light and shadow take on a sculptural significance on his canvases – presenting highly immersive and emotional portraits of our natural world.

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.

Images of the West

For Stormy Weather Art Festival, Randall will be on site showing his latest images and telling tales of his adventures and personalizing copies of his book, Images of the West. 

Sunset With Haystack Rock and the Needles from Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast

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 20 years. Most of his work comes from time spent hiking and backpacking the wilderness areas of the West where he had has hiked and photographed over 31,000 trail miles. Randall’s work has been published over 4,500 times worldwide in books, magazines, calendars, greeting cards, post cards, newspapers and much, much more. His work appears in publications like National Geographic,  Nature Photographer Magazine, Northwest Travel Magazine, Oregon Coast Magazine, Hawaii Magazine, Photo Monthly Magazine,  Outdoor Photography Magazine, Photo Professionals Magazine, Seattle Magazine, 1859 Oregon Magazine, Washington Trails Magazine, In the Pacific Northwest Magazine, Seattle Met Magazine just to name a few. Randall has won countless awards for his photography. 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 ensure the finished print matches the back of the camera as closely as possible.

 

Fall Sunset over the Columbia Gorge

Sunset Wildflowers and Mt Rainier, WA

Sunset Heceta Head Lighthouse Cental Oregon Coast

Cedar Creek Grist Mill Surrounded by Giant Maples in Fall out of Woodland Washington

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.

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.

Winning Poster for the 33rd Stormy Weather Festival. “November Skies over Haystack Rock “

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.