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Bronze Coast Gallery named Best Gallery in Oregon 2014 by the American Art Awards

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Each March, the American Art Awards, with an intent to introduce the 25 Best American Galleries to unknown artists worldwide, announces their gallery picks via Highlight Hollywood.

Interior of Bronze Coast Gallery

Interior of Bronze Coast Gallery

President of AAA, Thom Bierdz, shared why AAA has selected Bronze Coast Gallery this year above the many other Oregon Galleries. “For over twenty years, Bronze Coast Gallery has been one the Oregon Coast’s premier fine art galleries,” Bierdz explained. Specializing in limited edition bronze sculpture, the gallery was opened by Kim Barnett in 1993 after more than a decade spent operating a large art foundry in Eastern Oregon. “We love that the focus of the gallery is to provide education in sculpture and the complicated process of bronze casting. They also offer stunning original painting, photography and giclee reproductions, featuring dozens of award-winning regional, national and international artist. We at the American Art Awards a impressed at the incomparable work, professionalism and reputation and proudly name Bronze Coast Gallery as the Best Gallery in Oregon, 2014, and one of the 25 Best Galleries in the Nation, 2014.”

Chef’s Table at Spring Unveiling 2014

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Take Time to Enjoy The “Edible Art” During the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. There’s Something to Suit Everyone’s Taste

What happens when 28 chefs, candy makers or baristas walk into a gallery and are inspired by a watercolor, bronze sculpture, or colors infused into a glass vase? We’ll find out soon. During the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival they will all feature special creations on their menus, available only during the weekend.
Throngs of art lovers are always drawn to this annual festival filled with unveilings of new work by dozens of featured artists, live music and artists’ receptions. “Art from the Chef’s Table” is back for the third year by popular demand.
Below are brief descriptions of what is planned. A complete guide to all of the gallery/restaurant pairings will be available to visitors during the weekend, and many of the works selected from the galleries will be on display in the restaurants.


Offering an Asian inspired entrée based upon a painting by Scott Johnson at White Bird Gallery

Lumberyard Rotisserie and Grill
Featuring a 12 oz. hand-cut rib-eye steak with frizzled “tobacco” onions and a Jack Daniels and bacon compound butter. Served with honey roasted corn and a baked potato. Inspired by the Aces & Eights bronze by Mark Lundeen available at Bronze Coast Gallery.

Bruce’s Candy Kitchen
Check out their chocolate version of Georgia Gerber’s bronze sculpture Rabbit Row on display at Northwest By Northwest Gallery.

Sweet Basils
Chef John Sowa is offering a special Bouillabaisse, based upon a Joe Pogan fish made of various “found metal” objects like old watches, sprockets, nuts and bolts and found at Primary Elements Gallery.

The Bistro
Tiffany Bozic’s Passion in Paradise painting at Archimedes Gallery has inspired a “Pink Passion Fizz” and “Grilled White Sea Bass with Tropical Fruit Salsa and jasmine Rice.”

Seasons Café will serve a “Calamari Appetizer” and “Squid Linguine with Steamer Clams,” based upon Michael Hopko’s blown glass octopus and Dale Evers’ bronze and glass table at Primary Elements Gallery.

Fishes Sushi & Japanese Cuisine is offering a new sushi roll, using local ingredients, inspired by David Wight’s “Glass Tsunami Waves” at Modern Villa Gallery.

Bella Espresso’s special “Royal White Chocolate Mint Mocha” combines roasted espresso shots, organic mint and Ghirardelli white chocolate, topped off with whipping cream and dusted with more white chocolate…all brought to mind by a rolling surf at sunset captured by George Vetter FotoArt.

Pizza a’fetta has a “Spring Harvest” offering made with mozzarella cheese, zucchini and squash, fresh spinach, eggplant and topped with montrachet cheese and fresh herbs, inspired by a George Vetter FotoArt, photo capturing the lush freshness of the season.

Chocolate Café
…here’s proof that anything is better with candy. Like the white chocolate truffles filled with champagne inspired by Christopher Burkett’s Pink and White Dogwoods on view at Northwest By Northwest Gallery…or brandied pear candy based upon the blown glass pear at Primary Elements Gallery…or merlot chocolates that bring the What Cat? painting by Bart DeGraaf to mind at Haystack Gallery.

Morris’ Fireside has a “Brown Sugar and Honey Glazed Ham Steak topped with a Grilled Pineapple Slice,” or a “Sockeye Salmon Filet with a Blueberry & Cider Vinaigrette Sauce”… each served with soup or salad, seasonal steamed vegetables and your choice of Yukon garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, sautéed baby reds or house cut fireside logs…a menu inspired by Joshua Tobey’s Meditation Bear” and the Regat’s Run of the Salmon People…on display at Bronze Coast Gallery.

Crepe Neptune has added a special dessert crepe inspired by Georgia Gerber’s Standing Otter bronze at Northwest By Northwest Gallery…you really “otter have another”

Insomnia Coffee is offering a “Salted Caramel Mocha,” made with Cannon Beach Sea Salt Company’s vanilla salt…inspired by Matt Linares’ Constellation Creator at Archimedes Gallery.

The Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge is serving “NW Seafood Stew” with a generous selection of steamer clams, salmon, halibut, prawns, bay shrimp and Dungeness crab in a rich tomato broth, inspired by “ Reflections,” a special sunset painting by watercolor artist Jeffrey Hull.

Bill’s Tavern is offering “Dungeness Crab Cakes” with lemon aioli, crisp seaweed and tobiko, representing Joanne Slorach’s colorful screen print, Crab at Archimedes Gallery.

The Local Grill & Scoop is serving “Linguine with Clam Sauce and Fresh Dungeness Oregon Crab” and a “Seafoam Cappuccino” to go with jeweler Sharon Amber’s “Oregon in the Mist” collection.

The Lazy Susan has a “Beach Benedict” with center cut cured pepper bacon, fresh spinach and tomato slices, inspired by Sublime Coast II, an oil painting of Haystack Rock by Mandy Main, showing at DragonFire Studio and Gallery.

EVOO Cooking School
The Friday night dinner show’s entrees featuring salmon, oysters, braised short ribs and home made pastas are inspired by Icefire Glassworks’ pieces created in the shades of red, melon, and spring green. The desserts will pick up on glass created with chocolate and lemon colored pairings. Reservations required.

Newmans at 988 is offering a contemporary version of a classic style “Spring Chinook Salmon” with a special seasonal preparation as a salute to the “Nouveau Artists Show” at Cannon Beach Gallery.

Bald Eagle Coffee is also serving a “Layered Spring Soup,” inspired by the “ The Nouveau Artists Show” at Cannon Beach Gallery.

Cannon Beach Café and Olio Cupcake Bar is serving a “Prosciutto Goat Cheese Salad” inspired by the ceramic sculptures by Eric Boos at White Bird Gallery.

The Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge is featuring a trio of tropical sorbets nested on a plate with a blue chocolate stripe representing the sea and served on a bed of finely shredded and toasted coconut to mimic the sand…all brought to mind by As the Sun Sets by watercolor artist Jeffrey Hull.

The Irish Table has a “Chicken Pastie” dish …comfort food to go along with Scott Johnson’s perfectly melancholy work displayed at White Bird Gallery.

Sleepy Monk Coffee is offering “Be Misty” a special drink with coffee, vanilla and steamed milk, based on jeweler Sharon Amber’s “Oregon in the Mist” collection.

Cannon Beach Public House & Hardware has a variety of special cigars in their Outdoor Cigar Garden, along with a “NY Cheese Steak Sub,” and a gin-based “Bronx Cocktail” named for the Bombers Borough. Both offerings are based upon Randy Mulder’s whimsical sculptures Close but no Cigar and New York Yankees at Bronze Coast Gallery.

The Stephanie Inn is featuring “Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna, Carrot Ginger Soup, a Mahi Mahi Fillet and Tropical Fruit Parfait,” based upon paintings by Roy Tabora, blown glass fruit by Cohn-Stone Studio and a blown glass fish by Michael Hopko…all at Primary Elements Gallery.

Warren House has “Beef Medallions with Red Wine Reduction, Crimini Mushrooms and Goat Cheese,” inspired by Michael Orwick’s Oregon Vineyard painting at DragonFire Studio & Gallery.

Mo’s at Tolovana has chosen to base their special offerings on the paintings by Rie
Muñoz at Haystack Gallery…”Salmon Tartar with Chili Oil and Lemon Garlic Aioli“ and a “Blackened Halibut Filet with Mango Salsa and Rice Pilaf.”

Reclaiming the Green World

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Room To Spare by Agnes Field at Cannon Beach Gallery

Room To Spare by Agnes Field at Cannon Beach Gallery

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The Cannon Beach Gallery will be hosting a dynamic installation curated by Astoria resident, Jessica Schleif, entitled Reclaiming the Green World from April 4-28, 2014 with an Artist’s Reception from 5-7pm on Saturday, April 5. The third annual green inspired show at the Cannon Beach Gallery happens in April in honor of Earth Day.

Recology of Western Oregon is the Exhibit Underwriter for the exhibition

A well-known garden maker and artist, Schleif is known for her innovative installations that include natural and re-purposed materials, which the she uses to make interactive environments. The show, Reclaiming the Green World, was conceptualized as a group show with artists exploring the concept of creative culture verses consumer culture.

The exhibition well established artists like Agnes Fields who will be showing two-dimensional, mixed media work inspired by her recent artist in residency in Finland and Anne Greenewood, whose “What’s in the Bag,” interactive, community based project explores the concept of identity and reclaiming our relationship with the natural world. In addition, there will be terrariums and installation work by Jessica Schleif, Kimberly Waites, Andee Gowing, Maurico Rioseco, Thor Andersson and Karl Travenshek.

Image: Agnes Field, Room to Spare, Mixed Media, 2013

Column: When March turns stormy or rugged, it’s time to move inside – Daily Astorian: Cannon Beach

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Column by Eliza Davis for Cannon Beach Gazette

Column: When March turns stormy or rugged, it’s time to move inside


‘Hanging out on a Limb,’ a watercolor by Jeffrey Hull, is available at the Jeffery Hull Gallery.

For many on the north Oregon coast, March is a month of considerable frustration — it is so near spring, and yet the weather is so unpredictable and often violent.

The Anglo-Saxons called March “Hlyd monath,” which means “Stormy month,” or “Hraed monath,” which means “Rugged month.”

Spring vacationers often spend a bulk of their time indoors, watching the storms roll in. Thank goodness for Cannon Beach’s art galleries to ward off the stark weariness of March and provide warmth, color and a reminder that change is indeed coming.

Bronze Coast

The Bronze Coast Gallery is looking forward to Savor Cannon Beach Wine and Culinary Festival March 6 through 9 and will host Elk Cove Vineyard during the wine walk on Saturday, March 8.

The gallery has two new sculptures by Jack Kreutzer — one is aptly named “Spring Time,” depicting a female figure. The other, “Song of the Violin,” shows a woman standing in a canoe holding a violin behind her back.

Haystack Gallery

At Haystack Gallery, Rie Muňoz will be the featured artist in March. The gallery is fortunate to be able to offer some rare limited editions and silkscreens that Munoz’ son kept when the edition officially sold out.

During the wine walk March 8, Haystack Gallery will feature the images of Bart DeGraaf. His gicleés portray wine and frogs in a variety of ways. “Evolution” shows a tadpole in a glass of white wine gradually evolving to a full-fledged frog in a glass of red wine.

DragonFire Gallery

DragonFire Gallery carries the photography of the remarkable grandfather and grandson duo, Neal Maine and Michael Wing.

All sales proceeds from their work will benefit the North Coast Land Conservancy, an organization that works to conserve and protect the coastal landscape for people, plants and wildlife. What makes Maine and Wing’s work so special is that all their photos are locally shot, and each image has a great story.

The pictures are available in gallery-wrapped gicleés on canvas or matted prints.

Cannon Beach Gallery

The Cannon Beach Gallery hosts a new exhibition during March titled “Abstraction Revisited.” An artists reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 1.

This will be a three-artist show, featuring Cannon Beach painter, Clement Lee; sculptor, Tom Small from Friday Harbor, Wash.; and printmaker, Barbara Mason from Portland.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

Jeffrey Hull, of Jeffrey Hull Gallery, has a new watercolor of brightly colored floats hanging from tree branches. “Between these crab floats and the limb someone hung them on…. there are stories of storms to be told,” Hull said.

“I’ve personally had to limit my float collecting to bringing home only the ones that are still intact and have a rope attached. I still have more than my share nailed to the fence and hanging from limbs.”


Love is in art.

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"Friendship" by Carol Gold at Bronze Coast Gallery

“Friendship” by Carol Gold at Bronze Coast Gallery

By Eliza Davis
Images of love in all its forms are the icons of February.
At Cannon Beach’s art galleries, representations of love are a year-round affair.
Whether it be romantic, love between a parent and child or the affectionate poses of animals with their young, love and passion provide strong artistic inspiration.
Northwest by Northwest
“Valentine’s Day is a day to be thankful for the loving relationships in our lives, and Cannon Beach is a place to celebrate our milestones on beach time — birthdays, anniversaries and romance remembered and cherished,” said Joyce Lincoln, owner of Northwest by Northwest Gallery.
Bronze sculptor and long-time friend of Lincoln, Georgia Gerber, commemorates the relationship of all living things and their connectedness through her sculptures.
“Refuge and sanctuary are found in Cannon Beach, a national wildlife refuge and marine garden sanctuary,” Lincoln said.
Bronze Coast Gallery
At Bronze Coast Gallery, sculptor and painter Linda Prokop’s bronze sculpture, “Reunion,” depicts two human forms in a moment of joyous reconnection.
The bronze, “Peaceful Sleep,” by Rosetta, finds two affectionate cats curled together in slumber while her “Single Mom” sculpture captures the fierce, yet tender, expression of a mother cheetah with her young.
Male and female figures walk with arms around each other in Carol Gold’s sculpture titled, “Friendship.”
Jeffrey Hull Gallery
What could be more romantic than a rosy sunset over the Pacific? Jeffrey Hull of Jeffrey Hull Gallery has completed a new watercolor titled “Guardians at Sunset.”
“The beautiful sunsets we’ve enjoyed recently have kept me working with a rich color palette. I keep returning to the rugged but right coastline with treed sea stacks for inspiration. Their reflections in the tide pools add just enough drama and peacefulness to create the mood I’m after,” said Hull.
Primary Elements
Stephanie Ansley, owner of Primary Elements Gallery, celebrates her birthday on Valentine’s Day.
“I have always embraced this special day as my own,” she said.
“Haystack Honeymooners,” a bronze sculpture at Primary Elements Gallery by Heather Soderberg-Greene, depicts two tufted puffins in a loving bird embrace. Soderberg-Greene is a honeymooner herself, having recently wed husband Richard Greene.
“Haystack Honeymooners” is the second in a series of coastal seabirds that Ansley asked Soderberg-Greene to create, and she will unveil a new pelican during Spring Unveiling in May.
New at Primary Elements Gallery are custom rocking chairs by Astoria artist Dan Supple. The chairs are fabricated from northern white ash lumber and leather, incorporating Marucci baseball bats into the design.
Cannon Beach Gallery
The Cannon Beach Gallery will host an All Juried Show with the theme “Red” from Feb. 1 to 24 with an artists reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.
The guest curator for “Red” is Danielle Knapp, the McCosh Associate Curator at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene.
Artists from across the region participate in the juried show at the Cannon Beach Gallery in a wide variety of mediums. “Red” is underwritten by the Cannon Beach Hotel.
White Bird
New at White Bird Gallery, artist Senja Antilla creates mosaics from reclaimed ocean-tumbled wood. Her materials come from houses that have slid into the ocean at Washaway Beach, North Cove, Wash. The artist frequently visits the eroding beach to collect distressed wood. The assortment of wood used in her mosaics includes outdoor siding, inside walls, baseboards, door frames and window frames, as well as found hardware and photographs of the original house. The resulting artworks are contemporary compositions that recall time, history and the power of the natural cycle.
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"I'm Lonely Too" by Nathan Bennett at Bronze Coast Gallery

“I’m Lonely Too” by Nathan Bennett at Bronze Coast Gallery

January Gazette Article by Eliza Davis

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Cannon Beach Gazette 01/17/2014, Page A11

Gallery Group



Galleries offer angels, photos, puffins and bronzes

A new year has begun, bringing renewal, resolutions and a sense of revival.

As the holiday lights fade, the art galleries in Cannon Beach are the perfect place to keep alight our sense of wonder and appreciation for aesthetic beauty.

As a stroll on a quiet winter beach renews the spirit, a stroll through the local galleries restores our senses. Resolve to get out and visit the galleries that make Cannon Beach an international art destination.

Primary Elements

The season of angels may be behind us, but Primary Elements Gallery artist Michael Parkes seems to be enamored with the possibility of winged creatures that might take a man from the everyday world to a world of magic. Originally, “Angel Affair” was portrayed as an oil painting, then printed as a lithograph and now is being offered as a limited edition bronze sculpture.

Other winged creatures include several tufted puffins by sculptor Heather Soderberg. The gallery looks forward to her newly sculpted sea birds, including a puffin in flight, that will be cast in bronze next month, and a pelican that will debut at Spring Unveiling.

Sculptor Richard Sears has on display a blue heron, a falcon and a parent with a fledgling pair of penguins. All three sculptures boast beautiful colored patinas and are No. 1 in their limited editions.

A whimsical mixed-media piece by Brenna Tyler titled, “The Ship of State,” depicts a blindfolded captain and a crew with broken paddles.

Primary Elements Gallery is upstairs in downtown Sandpiper Square.

Northwest by Northwest

Northwest by Northwest announces the yearend release of new works by Oregon photographer Christopher Burkett, a stalwart artist of the gallery for over 20 years. Each year, Burkett builds a portfolio of his latest images in his “Annual Collector Edition.” Northwest by Northwest Gallery is downtown across from the City Park and Information Center on Spruce Street.










Bronze Coast

Oregon painter Pamela Claflin recently delivered several new paintings to Bronze Coast Gallery. A scene from the side of Ecola Park Road of blooming skunk cabbage was the inspiration for “Coastal Spring,” while a waterfall at Short Sands Beach is the subject of “Hidden Falls.” A new sculpture, “First Light,” by artist John Coleman, has arrived at Bronze Coast. Coleman, an award-winning master sculptor and member of the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America, strives to tell the stories and history of Native Americans and the American West. “First Light” is of a Blackfoot or Shoshone woman, wearing a traditional animal robe, beads and a crucifix. According to Coleman, crosses were common trade items through the 1830s. Coleman originally did an oil painting, titled “Last Light,” of a woman looking down and the light fading. “First Light” is the companion piece, with the woman facing up into the morning sun. Also new at Bronze Coast Gallery is a collection of bronzes by Carol Gold. Gold’s simple, yet elegant works have been a staple for over a dozen years at the gallery.

 Bronze Coast Gallery is downtown in The Landing.






The Cannon Beach Gallery Group is an association of local galleries that work together to pool resources and efforts to promote the arts. Gallery Group members include: Archimedes Gallery, Bronze Coast Gallery, Cannon Beach Arts Association, Dragon-Fire Gallery, George Vetter FotoArt, Haystack Gallery, IceFire Glass Works, Jewelry by Sharon Amber, Jeffrey Hull Gallery, Modern Villa Gallery, Northwest by Northwest Gallery, Primary Elements Gallery, and White Bird Gallery.

Plein Air & More Art Festival Video

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Plein air is a term derived from the French expression “en plein air”, meaning “in the open air” and specifically refers to the act of painting outdoors. Cannon Beach’s popular “Plein Air & More” is a three day event which includes a Friday night “meet & greet” with the participating artists and gallery owners, along with a collaborative show of art work. On Saturday and Sunday, more than fifty artists, represented by Cannon Beach’s art galleries will be creating works of art on location throughout town and on the beach. Many will work in the traditional method of plein-aire painting, while others will sculpt, create and photograph in their own unique styles. Individual galleries display the finished works along with hosting receptions for the artists Saturday and Sunday.

14th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival – May 2-4, 2014

14th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival – May 2-4, 2014

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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 2, 3 & 4, each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveiling demos and receptions take place all weekend long, making this event an unparalleled experience for the art lover.

Below the schedule are the artists (by gallery) who will be featured during the 2014 Spring Unveiling Arts Festival.

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Archimedes Gallery

Losing Burdens by Frank Gonzales Frank Gonzales’ incredible artwork places him at the forefront of the Young American Realist movement.  His refined, yet bold and inventive reinterpretations of classic subjects can be viewed many ways.  Taking references from various sources to create his own imagery, his paintings become a play between artificiality and realism.  His compositions reflect the spontaneity of starting with a background color or single image, where that becomes a jumping off point for the painting.
Symbiosis by Leslie Levings at Archimedes Gallery Leslie Levings is a sculptor of creatures. The majority of her time is spent making the Beastlies– small, ridiculous monsters with big emotions. Sculpting her first little creatures at age 10, she took a break through high school and college to pursue photography and writing. None of those things were ever as fun as creating tiny characters out of clay, so now she’s back to doing that full time.
Symbiosis by Shing Lin Khor at Archimedes Gallery Shing Yin Khor. A former theatrical painter, designer, and propmaker, Shing Yin Khor makes awkwardly charming creatures trapped in a world of bumbling science and human fallibility. Her themes are inspired by historical hoaxes, old museums, cabinets of curiosities, and Pre-Linnaean taxonom, with palettes drawn from the more obnoxiously colorful parts of nature, especially invertebrates.
Winter Berries by Melissa Cooper Melissa J. Cooper Ten years spent working in a foundry as a young woman taught her virtually all the labor-intensive steps involved in casting bronze, but not once during those years did she imagine creating her own works of art. That came later when she discovered she could visualize a complex three-dimensional form, calculate its necessary structural strength and bring it to reality, in many cases without ever having seen how the artwork will look as a whole. Her widely collected wildlife art depicts rabbits, beavers, chipmunks, and bears, known for their combination of graceful shape and charm.
Rosetta Sculpture has always been something she has done for the pure joy of it, but it wasn’t until computers put an end to her free-lancing as a graphic designer that she realized she could make it a career. Focusing on animals, her work depicts their life force in all its visual splendor, rather than a realistic depiction of outward appearances. Her style has been described as hard-edged yet soft, sensitive yet powerful. Her wish is that her works inspires other to cherish these creatures as she does.
Nathan Bennett believes art should be like snapshots of an artist’s life. As a master patineur he creates images that best capture the inner workings of his soul. Using a centuries old process, his paintings come from a mixture of iron, silver, copper and other chemical compounds infused onto a bronze plate, merging the compounds with the metal.
Catherine Kumlin Gamblin’s paintings reflect the family ties that shaped her relationship to seeing the world and working with her hands…a professional seamstress grandmother, a great grandmother who was a quilt maker, and a grandfather who was a rockhound. Today she travels extensively, and back in the studio her creative process welcomes her life experiences into her work.
Painting by Sandy Sampson Sandy Sampson is an interdisciplinary artist and educator with a 35-year exhibition history. Locating and framing casual pedagogy as it presents in the everyday is the thematic constant in the collaborative public practice. Commissioned projects include the Portland Art Museum, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Beton Salon in Paris, and Apex Art in New York.
Painting by Jean Erhardt Jean Erhardt loves oil paint – the look, smell and feel of it, so much so that she paints with her hands instead of brushes. She tends to paint what is on my mind or what is in front of her, and her current series of paintings were inspired by trees growing near the ocean around her home on the Long Beach peninsula.
Key Study by Jean Rosenbaum at Cannon Beach Gallery Jean Rosenbaum has been behind the camera for 45 years, many as a commercial photographer concentrating on food and advertising photos. Her love of the medium started in Boston, shooting extreme close-ups of architectural detail. Today, in the digital age, she still sees architectural lines and shapes in everything, but can now create so much greater interest in post-production detail. As a result, in recent years she has moved from commercial photography into the fine art realm.
Star Gate at Dragonfire Gallery Dragonfire Gallery will present a themed “Garden Party” group show, including all of the gallery’s artists with each submitting their version of “garden art” to the party.

George Vetter FotoArt

TSwigart Portrait George Vetter The natural beauty of the Oregon Coast brought George to Cannon Beach in 1977. His love of travel and passion for photography have dovetailed into a collection of images from far and wide. But Cannon Beach and the Oregon Coast gets special attention. His library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000, many of which have appeared in local and national publications. Besides landscape and nature photography, portraiture and instruction are also offered by George at his gallery in Village Centre in downtown Cannon Beach

Haystack Gallery

Eucalyptas Trees by Sally O'Neill at Haystack Gallery Sally O’Neill Throughout her life, Sally has always been involved in the arts, painting, drawing and music. After working primarily in watercolor beginning in the 80′s, she went back to working solely in oils in 1998, and knew this was the perfect medium for expressing her obsession with light, color and atmosphere. She is both a plein air and studio artist.
Poet 2 by Michael Tieman at Haystack Gallery Michael Tieman’s sculptures are unique in that they are a combination of traditional figurative sculpture and his Impressionistic painting style. “I create my bronze sculpture as a three dimensional painting. Texture is the Impressionistic impasto brushstroke, color is the play of light and shadows across the surfaces, and detail is the impression of movement.”
"Evolution" by Bart DeGraaf at Haystack Gallery Bart DeGraaf finds the act of painting to be euphoric. He says, “I have a passion for color, texture, movement and design. The imagery I use is pulled from my surroundings, experiences and my imagination. To me, my art is about the process of discovery, the synthesis of my personal feelings, color that inspires me, and techniques that I use; it’s a piece of who I am.”

Icefire Glassworks

Bad Hair Day by Jim Kingwell at 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 41 years. Jim’s 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 obvious linkage of art and science. From that, beautiful pieces of blown glass emerge that seduce the senses and stimulate the spirit.
Autumn Leaves Bowl by Suzanne Kindland at Icefire Glassworks Suzanne Kindland 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, Suzanne makes blown glass pieces that express Nature in the tangled patterns of woodlands, the stark horizons of deserts, and the mysteries of deep water.
Neodimium Necklace by Pam Juett at Icefire Glassworks Pamela Juett first fell in love with hot glass while watching a demo in Cannon Beach in 1977. After exploring the many ways of working with this amazing medium, she has found her niche in flameworking, making beads that become stunning pieces of wearable art. She will be taking custom orders during Spring Unveiling.
Cool Color Bowls by Mark Gordon at Icefire Glassworks Mark Gordon began blowing glass in 2003.  His first experience with the medium was at Icefire Glassworks, 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 each day of working with glass new and exciting.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

Arch Cape Iris by Jeff Hull at Jeffrey Hull Gallery Jeffrey Hull began has painting career 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. He is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.

Jewelry by Sharon Amber

Cloisonne Madiera Citrine Pendant by Sharon Amber at Jewelry by Sharon Amber Sharon Amber draws inspiration for her highly original fine jewelry from nature and the constant motion of the waves. She has a passion for local materials and ancient jewelry methods such as cloisonné and repousse. Her precious metal treasures are set with local “gems”, including carved dense black basalt pebbles, transformed into mermaids, seascapes, and faces bedecked with exotic colored stones.

Modern Villa Gallery

Red Rain by David Jonathan Marshall at 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.”
The Wharf at Santa Barbara by Tom Henderson at Modern Villa Gallery Tom Henderson was introduced to art early in life because his father was a professional cartoonist, but his earliest career path was into music. When in his thirties he became excited about art again and found himself especially drawn to plein air painting. Today, he says “Whether I’m in a busy harbor or on a quiet hillside, nothing puts me into the moment like painting does. I believe what is in front of me is open to interpretation, and my goal is that my paintings are more of a reaction than a rendering.”
Farm at the Edge of Dunes by Tom Scheibal at Modern Villa Gallery Tom Scheibal’s paintings are both graphic and mysterious. They provide a hushed backdrop for the artist’s childhood in the Pacific Northwest. His work is accomplished on paper and wood panels using French pastel, graphite and acrylic paint. Crows, horses and landscapes are the recurring subject matter, providing a dreamlike quality that smolders in the distance, becoming clear in the diffused light of an overcast morning.

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Knees up Mother Brown by Georgia Gerber at Northwest by Northwest Gallery Georgia Gerber’s bronze sculptures define many NW public spaces, including “Rachel the Pike Place Pig” in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and 25 sculptures surrounding Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. Gerber won the “Cannon Beach 2010 Public Choice Award” for Sculpture Without Walls with her “tufted Puffins”. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time bringing forth the essence of the subject using the traditional lost wax casting technique.
Cottonwood & Light by Christopher Burkett at Northwest by Northwest Gallery Christopher Burkett Oregon’s native son, Christopher Burkett is recognized as the finest traditional darkroom master today. In fact, historian James Enyeart says that “Burkett has done for color what Adams & Weston did for black and white.” His exhibitions include “100 Years of Photography” at the Portland Art Museum and “Views and Visions” at the Seattle Art Museum. Ask him about his work and he will say “A pixel will never be a photon.”
Following A Dream by Jeff White at Northwest by Northwest Gallery Jeff White This Oregon oil painter, known for his skyscapes and landscapes, says his work “represents a spiritual journey and the balance found in the harmonies between the environment and man as a voyeur passing through time.” The thin glazes and layers of transparent pigments emulate the atmospheric conditions that exist in the natural world. His work can be seen in public spaces including the Columbia Gorge Visitor Center, The Hawaii Temple Visitor Center and the Seattle Maritime Museum.

Primary Elements Gallery

Old Faithful by Greg Congleton at Primary Elements Gallery Greg Congleton’s launch into the art world was a little like a bird discovering it doesn’t have to walk. His natural talent for visualizing and sketching led first to three-dimensional renderings for architects and builders. He graduated with a degree in business and formed a career using his creative ability as a carpenter and homebuilder. His natural aptitude to conceptualize in three dimensions spawned a new passion in sculpture which he has expressed by working in clay for bronze casting and welding immensely creative work from recycled materials.
Spring by H Leung at Primary Elements Gallery H Leung & Thomas Leung H. Leung is recognized as one of the premiere neo-impressionist artists, a master of enchanted landscapes, dreamy moods, and magical reflections of light and color. His son, Thomas, grew up watching his father create beauty on canvas, and knew that he, too, would become an artist. Today he creates canvases of great diversity, displaying dreamy landscapes and magical fantasies, striking abstracts in bold colors and pastels of multi-hued indescense.
Fin Table 1 by Jeffry Mann at Primary Elements Gallery Jeffry Mann’s medium is wood. He designs and experiments with their colors, grains and textures as he creates variations of light refractions and dimensionality. The shapes are creative combinations of fine crafted furniture unique as it is functional. As an artist working at his craft for 23 years, Jeffry does commission work creating cabinets, doors, and other specialty items for wine cellars, commercial and home living spaces. Mann is best known for his sleekly organic sculptured tables, chairs, barstools, and desks.

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Sun Porch by Deborah DeWit at White Bird Gallery Deborah DeWit is a well-known Oregon artist who has several books published on her work. Her narrative works explore autobiographical themes and often have depictions of cats, books, people reading, and familiar landscapes inhabited by both animals and people. Many of her paintings suggest metaphors on the human experience through renditions of hands or feet used to convey an idea. Moody pathways through outdoor environments and compositions framed by looking though windows also convey her larger themes on the human experience.
Blue Bite Bowl by Eric Boos at White Bird Gallery Eric Boos’ “Almost Edible Ceramics” is a series of semi-functional ceramic sculptures exploring the intersection of food, eating, sensuality, sexuality and organic growth. These studio built one-of-a-kind porcelain pieces are sculpted with glass-smooth surfaces, clean and formal lines, carefully balanced volumes and edges “so sharp you can almost shave with them.” The artist says “One day I was looking at a cluster of the sculptures on my work table and it made my mouth water…the colors were so juicy I wanted to eat my own work. That is great fun.”
Journey Without A Map by Helga Winter at White Bird Gallery 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.

Cannon Beach Arts Association

Cannon Beach Arts Association

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Cannon Beach Gallery

Cannon Beach Gallery

Georgia Gerber

Georgia Gerber

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Georgia Gerber at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

Georgia Gerber at Northwest by Northwest Gallery

Table by Jeffry Mann at Primary Elements Gallery

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Quadrant Table #4 – LR, Curly Soft Maple and Ebony dots (390 on the top alone).  RR, Wenge, Holly and Ebony. –  LF, Wenge with Maple and Purpleheart pin stripes. RF, Curly Soft Maple and Ebony.

46 1/2″w X 25 1/2″d X 32 1/2″ h


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