The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to be hosting Shirley Gittelsohn, in A Cannon Beach Retrospective from May 1 – June 2 with an Artist Reception: May 2, 5 – 7pm. This show opens during Cannon Beach’s town wide arts festival, Spring Unveiling: May 1 – May 3, with a special artists conversation on Saturday, May 2 at 12:20 pm.
Gittelsohn has been painting in Oregon for more than five decades. She was represented in Arlene Schnitzer’s Fountain Gallery during the 1970s and 80s. She’s crafted a career that celebrates her passion for painting and her love of her family – all manifested in her work. Now she struggles with macular degeneration, but continues to paint.
Taking place in the month of her 90th birthday, Gittelsohn will showcase works representing watershed moments spanning her career, including views from her Cannon Beach studio.
The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition has provided funding to the CBAA to help make this important exhibition possible.
Primary Elements Gallery. New pelican by Heather Soderberg Greene being installed at Bandon Dunes Resort and available also at the gallery.
We are thrilled to announce that Jacques and Mary Regat will be joining us for Spring Unveiling after all. Due to injuries, they had been forced to cancel earlier in the year. Thankfully, they have both recovered enough to make the trip to Cannon Beach!!
To celebrate, we are posting their puffin bronze “Ode to Joy”
We are honored to have Bronze Coast Gallery as one of American Art Awards’ 25 Best Galleries In The Nation for 2015.
All 25 of our Best In State Galleries have now been revealed. You can see them all in today’s HighlightHollywood.com story:
All 25 are also now listed here on our site:
“Through The Keyhole”
You may think I made the shape of these limbs up, but they indeed exist as I painted them hanging over the edge of a cliff in Ecola Park on the north Oregon Coast. Admittedly they have a sort of bonsai look about them but trust me where they are located no one pruned them.
I painted this watercolor from photographs I took on one of my many “scouting for a painting” walks as the soft sunset light and large ocean swell inspired me to go searching. What caught my eye initially was the interesting shape of the limbs, but as I looked closer several of them repeat the reverse “S” shape which ties the design of the painting together. More important to me is the way the shape of the main offshore rock is mimicked in the limb to its left. I’ve paddled through the keyhole in that rock with friends on much quieter summer evenings. Even on a calm day it leaves a big impression.
Original Framed Watercolor 33 ½” x 41 ½” $3,750 – Image 23” x 31 ½” All Rights Reserved