Cannon Beach, OR – July 2, 87   Nearly 35 artists participated in the Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s 10th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival which drew a crowd to the coast June 22-24 to watch them paint and create throughout the town and on the beach.  At the end of the festival, Kaline Carter from SW Art Magazine announced six awards for those painting “En Plain Air” as well as to those who represented the “& More” part of the event which opened it up to sculptors, glass artists, ceramicists, jewelers, photographers and more.

Receiving awards from the magazine, along with a hand blown glass sculpture created by Cannon Beach Artist Jim Kingwell from Icefire Glassworks, were:

Anton Pavlenko, Dragonfire Gallery: Award of Excellence for “En Plein Air” work done onsite during the weekend and for overall body of work.

Karen Croner, Imprint Gallery:  Award of Excellence for “& More” work done onsite during the weekend and for overall body of work.

Receiving additional Honorary Awards of Excellence from the magazine:

Hazel Schlesinger, Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Gretha Lindwood, White Bird Gallery

Shelby Silver, Jewelry By Sharon Amber

Dana Murray, DragonFire Gallery

Winner of the People’s Choice Award was Dan Chen, Bronze Coast Gallery. He also received a glass sculpture created by Jim Kingwell.

More information:  Bonnie Gilchrist, 503-635-5100

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