Along with the sunshine, summer is bringing new art and artists into many galleries.  So take a walk in the glorious sun, then slow down and stroll through our many unique, wonderful galleries

Bronze Coast Gallery has added Portland artist, Mark Gatewood, who works with mixed media acrylic and resin painter.  His new images, ‘Krell” and “Haven” are now.  They also have new work by Pamela Claflin, a landscape painter, and Cary Henrie, a mixed media painter and illustrator.

The Cannon Beach Arts Association will be celebrating its 25th anniversary by hosting an invitational exhibit showcasing more than20 artists who have played an important role within the arts organization including, but not limited to: Carol Riley, Jim Hannen, Hanne Greaver, Harry Greaver, Allyn Cantor, George Vetter, Steven McLeod, Marilyn Rooper, Barbara Grant, Shirley Gittlesohn and Elizabeth Pattison.

At Primary Elements Gallery, artist Michael Parkes has released “Traveling Circus”, a limited edition image on vellum.  A series of images on vellum will be offered at pre-publication prices, for more information please inquire at the gallery. Upcycle illumination is a new feature at DragonFire Gallery with chandeliers and sconces by Seattle artist Russ Morton. A veteran of thinking green and using recycled materials, Morgan incorporates broken and tumbled glass and found metal in each light. Also new are slab built ceramic garden sentinel sculptures by Jan Richardson and whimsical ceramic birds by Sue Raymond, influenced by the artist’s love of literature.      On Saturday, August 2oth, Micheal David Sorensen, will be painting in the courtyard in front of Haystack Gallery.   His vibrant watercolors, along with the work of John Ebner and Huibert VanDrimmelen are featured this month at Haystack Gallery.      Also on August 20th, the opening reception for Ken Grant ‘s month long exhibit, will run from 4-6pm. into the extraordinary.  Ken Grant is an Oregon artist who has had numerous solo exhibitions during his long art career. With regular exhibitions at White Bird Gallery for over 20 years, Grant’s work has been highly collected and has become nationally recognized.

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 3rd and running through Sunday Sept 11th, Icefire will be hosting their annual end-of summer, Seconds Sale.  Pastries and juice will be served at 7:30, and they will open their doors at 8:30 to allow you to purchase their curiosities and near-perfect pieces from the entire year.  This is an event you don’t want to miss!  Making his second trip to the Oregon Coast this year, Nathan Bennett will be back working in the Landing Courtyard creating his one-of-a-kind patina bronze plates on Sept. 8th, 9th and 10th.   He was a featured artist during our Plein Air & More Weekend, so if you missed seeing him then, take this opportunity to watch his masterful skills as he breathes life into a piece of bronze.

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