Cannon Beach’s Spring Unveiling Arts Festival Showcases the Latest Works by Popular Gallery Artists May 6-8.
Each spring, Cannon Beach art galleries collect the latest works from their featured artists to showcase at the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival this year scheduled for May 6-8. 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.
Some of the highlights of the festival include:
Visit Galleries to Win Gift Certificates
During the three days of the festival, gallery visitors may pick up a passport/gallery map, stamping it at each gallery they visit to be eligible to win one of ten $50-$100 gift certificates which can be redeemed at any gallery.
Two Galleries Celebrating 35 Years.
Two Cannon Beach Galleries will be celebrating their 35th anniversary in Cannon Beach with their festival events.
Jeffrey Hull Gallery has been a fixture in Sandpiper Square since 1987 and to celebrate its 35th anniversary, Jeff will be revealing new original watercolors, oils and prints. He will be in the gallery throughout the weekend.
Also joining the Cannon Beach arts scene in 1987, Northwest By Northwest Gallery has showcased many renowned Northwest artists over its 35 years. For Spring Unveiling, they will feature the bronze work of renowned Northwest sculptor Georgia Gerber; and large-scale fine art landscape photography by Christopher Burkett, a master of traditional photographic printing. Several of their gallery artists will be at the gallery on Friday and Saturday including sculptor Ivan McLean whose work is on display at the World Trade Center in Los Angeles and the Newport Beach Sculpture Park that features his 19-foot sphere.
A Focus on Art Glass
Between two galleries, Spring Unveiling will offer a nice focus on the wide-ranging techniques and styles of art glass. Icefire Glassworks offers a year-long focus on art glass as the working glass blowing studio and gallery of resident artists Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland, but for Spring Unveiling, they will host four guest glass artists with wide-ranging styles and techniques including glass blowing, hot glass sculpting and fused glass. Long-time gallery artist Mark Gordon will show his Strata series of multi-layered blown glass with intricate “cold work” carving through layers of color.
Jeff and Heather Thompson will demonstrate hot-sculpting glass into marine creatures; and David Haberer will show his abstract fused glass pieces. White Bird Gallery will also feature the work of three different glass artists in a group show titled “Expressions in Glass.” Work includes Jen Fuller’s kiln-formed pâte de verre technique applied to botanical and insect forms; Joshua Rodine’s stoppered glass bottles that combine blown glass with decorative hot-sculpted glass stoppers; and Mel Archer’s fused-glass landscapes. You’ll find more glass artists at other Cannon Beach galleries too!
May Flowers & Art of Nursing Exhibitions
The work of four artists will be featured in Cannon Beach Gallery’s May Flowers exhibition. The gallery will also host a pop-up exhibit celebrating nurses and healers including some of the most treasured pieces from the Lost Art of Nursing Museum.
Three Days of Art & Music Receptions at DragonFire
DragonFire Gallery will present three days of artist receptions with live music and artists at work in the gallery. Among the featured artists who will be doing active demonstrations in the gallery on Saturday and Sunday are Chuck Gumpert whose painting styles range from pure abstract and contemporary figurative works to his “Woodland” series of colorful landscapes; Richard Nevels who creates boxes out of natural woods with intriguing color, bark, grain or growth formations. Other guest artists include painters Penny Forrest and Wendy Givens.
Meet Professional Photographer Randall J. Hodges
Renowned nature photographer Randall J, Hodges will be at Images of the West all weekend, discussing his latest work, sharing recent adventures and will show off the back of his camera. He will also discuss options for photographic presentation and display including gallery wrapped canvas, metal prints on aluminum and Lumachrome HD Acrylics.
Visit Cannon Beach’s Newest Gallery
Cannon Beach’s newest gallery, Miska Studio Gallery showcases the work of resident artist Miska Salemann as well as a few guest artists. Miska’s unmistakeable, bold and graphic painting style was seen for several years at DragonFire Gallery before she opened her Cannon Beach studio and gallery. Miska’s Spring Unveiling events include a Friday night reception and wine tasting and Sunday morning yoga in the gallery.
For more information on Spring Unveiling, contact galleries directly to confirm schedules and activities.
New Sculptures at Bronze Coast Gallery
Bronze Coast Gallery will host sculptors Melissa Cooper and Jason Frederick-Law, along with painter Linda Wilder at the gallery during Spring Unveiling. Cooper’s bronze sculptures include birds and wildlife, while Frederick-Law’s pieces revolve around boats and maritime themes. Wilder’s colorful acrylics include impressionist landscapes. All three artists will be in the gallery throughout the weekend and will be showcasing their most recent work, with a special reception on Saturday evening from 4-7pm with unveilings starting at 5pm.