The Cannon Beach Arts Association is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Summer Art Camp will return to the Cannon Beach Community Church for the week of July 13-17, 2015. The church is located near Pig n’Pancake at 132 E. Washington Street. Morning classes are held from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm. In addition to our full-week classes, we will offer several workshops occurring on Wednesday through Friday only. Classes are available for all ages, from preschool through adult.
This year’s camp will feature many of our most popular classes from last year, as well as half a dozen new topics for exploration. Hannah Nebeker’s Creative Kid Explorers will provide ages 3-5 an opportunity to navigate hands-on, openly creative activities. Ireta Sitts-Graube will lead her perennially popular watercolor class for ages 5-8, featuring an exploration of creatures from outer space. Karen Meili teaches Kid’s Yoga for ages 5-12. Lisa Kerr’s Jewelry Design class features use of lettering tools for inscribing words on copper metal charms. We are thrilled to have Sue Scheewe-Brown join our teaching staff this year. This renowned art teacher from the Create Channel on PBS will share her knowledge of watercolor techniques with ages 10-adult.
In the afternoons for the full week, Drenda Duff will teach Painting with Pastels, a colorful class with many innovative projects for ages 8-12. Sarah Lippold’s Canvas Creations class for ages 5-12 allows children to participate fully in all stages of the creative process. Barbara Temple Ayres will teach ages 9-adult how to make a beautiful book to be filled with colorful sketches and journal entries. Susan Simon will teach the art of encaustic painting to ages 13 and up. This exciting medium that uses pigment and hot wax to achieve a remarkable quality of work. Jessica Sund will teach weaving, a new topic for this year’s roster.
Four three-day workshops will be offered on Wednesday through Friday. They include a morning class led by Sarah Lippold on learning to use a printing press for printmaking from original creations. In the afternoons, Dorota Haber-Lehigh will teach a class called World Art Adventure, combining examination of famous architectural icons with drawing techniques, painting and collage. We also welcome two new visiting instructors from the Portland area. Sarah Ostaszewski, a fine arts graduate of Indiana University, will teach Form and Color in the Landscape for ages 12-adult. Sam Loper, a film and video arts graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, will teach solar photography technique to make “photographs”on a variety of surfaces.
We will also offer a supervised noon recess hour for students ages 5-14 who wish to remain at camp for the full day. Students must pack a sack lunch, and there is an additional fee for this service in addition to class tuition. Cost for workshops varies based on the duration of the class.
Brochures in English and Spanish are available at the Cannon Beach Gallery, as well as various locations in Cannon Beach and the North Coast. Classes do fill up, so don’t delay in selecting a topic and returning your registration form. A pdf file of the brochure and registration form will be available on our website, www.cannonbeacharts.org. For questions regarding the camp, contact Mary Bess Gloria at email@example.com or 971-219-9413.
There are many unique trees up and down the Pacific Northwest coast that just cry out to be painted. How in the world they survive growing on top of rock with virtually no soil is a wonder to me but they clearly grow roots capable of holding on while weathering the storms they are dealt. By design I shaped the reflecting tide pool to simulate the linear form of the tree limbs.
Original Framed Watercolor 29 ½” x 23” $1,850 – Image 19 ½” x 13” All Rights Reserved
Changing Nature April 3 – April 26, 2015
Artist Reception: April 4, 5 – 7pm
Exhibit Sponsor: Recology Western Oregon
“Bug Community,” Tara Doherty, painting on found wood.
“Learning to Build’, Lloyd McMullen. The mixed media pod includes a small bird and bird nest inside. Materials: Pod: Burnt wire frame, sewing patterns, flex gel and acrylic mediums. Birds nest: acrylic mediums, sushi bowl, actual bird’s nest; with bird made from Christmas light bulb, wire, acrylic/mediums, peeled paint, sewing patterns.
The Cannon Beach Gallery will be featuring an installation during the month of April that will feature well known Cannon Beach artist, Steve McLeod along with central Oregon artists Lloyd McMullen and Tara Doherty. The installation, Changing Nature, expands upon the concept of the “butterfly effect”: that every action no matter how small has global consequences. An Artist Reception on April 4, from 5 – 7 p.m. will include a short talk by the artists. The show is on display from April 3 –April 26, 2015. The Cannon Beach Gallery is located Midtown Cannon Beach at 1064 S. Hemlock Street in Midtown, Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach artist, Steve McLeod will display assemblages and mobiles constructed of tsunami debris. McLeod is known equally for his background in fine arts and as an avid beach comber and collector of lost cargo that has fallen off of passing container ships. His work is a reflection on the life of the ocean and how it is being impacted by modern plastics. McMullen and Doherty create installations together that tell stories about what it means to be a part of the world today as artists who work green. They are collectively interested in the chaos theory, known as the butterfly effect, which describes how a small change at one place can result in huge differences in a later state. The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from theoretical example of the details of a hurricane (exact time of formation, exact path taken) being influenced by the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier. The installation of mixed media work will heavily incorporate found objects and cast off materials, to suggest a small biosphere investigating that theory: every action no matter how small has a global consequence. Large cocoons and nests made from up-cycled materials will hang from gallery walls, casting shadows around the pieces. A wall of two-dimensional icons of flying creatures will personify the transitory nature of the natural world. The use of transferred images, found objects, rusty metal, broken glass, wire, wood, plastic and paper, comment on the impact of human activity on habitat. The image of cocoon especially serves as metaphor for metamorphosis: the fragile and changing nature of our planet. “This is a show of faith in Nature’s evolutionary flexibility. It is art about hope and the power of transformation,” writes artist, Lloyd McMullen. For the fourth year in a row, Recology is sponsoring the green show, Changing Nature, as an Exhibit Underwriter.
My cares seem to evaporate when I walk on the beach especially at sunset. These two sea stacks at the south end of Cannon Beach are among my favorite to explore and paint. If it weren’t for our famous “Haystack Rock” these two would certainly be what Cannon Beach is known for. While the reflections are what people are likely drawn to, compositionally I selected the exact location to paint them from because it provides a stable triangle that is very comfortable to our western aesthetic and has been used for centuries by painters and sculptors. In essence the three rocks create a triangle with the height of the middle rock touching the line between the one on the left and the one on the right. Together they are roughly the same shape (though in reverse) as the smallest one on the left which utilizes another design principle of repetition. These tools the artist uses unify their work and communicate more than this is just a “pretty painting”.
Original Framed Watercolor 43 ½” x 63 ½” $6,500 – Image 33 ½” x 53 ½” All Rights Reserved
Rosetta’s “High Country Totem” has won 2nd Place in the “Representing the West” show at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo, CO. She told us… “This exhibition showcases over 100 pieces of original artwork answering the question of what the American West means to each artist” and I’m happy to have my view, that the animals are what is most meaningful to me, represented there.