Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4th, 4:00 – 6:00pm Ken Grant has been a full-time painter for over 30 years, the Oregon artist is known for his renderings of empty rooms and architectural spaces that capture the shifting light of day, casting unique shadows on lone still-life objects. Rooted in illustration, Grant’s highly refined style resembles photo-realism. His pieces are created from a number of model and still life studies that are composed into imaginary scenes that evoke both illusions and reality. For his new exhibition, Grant revisits his ongoing interest in figurative painting and surrealism. Utilizing his skillfulapproach to depicting reality, Grant infuses many ofRead More →

The Cannon Beach Gallery will display the work of regional artists in an exhibit entitled Flora and Fauna beginning on Friday, August 3 with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, August 4 from 6-8pm. The show is being underwritten by the Bank of Astoria and will run through Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Included in this invitational exhibit are well known North Coast artists Liza Jones, Sally Lackaff, Barbara Temple Ayres, Susan C. Walsh, Grant Wood, Michelle Beaulieu and the basketry of Eugene artist, Donna Sakamoto-Crispin. The artists will explore the local environment through their own visual narratives using a variety of media, including printmaking, assemblage, paintingRead More →

Haystack Gallery, celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, is building on the success of their introduction last year of the contemporary section of the gallery by featuring three of their popular abstract artists: Pat Lambrecht-Hould, Michael Schlicting, and Jeff Zigulis and adding four new artists. “With the success of our new contemporary section,” says owner Patty Coomes,“ we have decided to expand the section and are introducing four new artists: painter Helen Saunders, sculptor Ned Block, photo/encaustic artist Kathy Hastings and metal sculptor Taya Rae Hubbard.” For more information contact Haystack Gallery at PO Box 12 , Cannon Beach , OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-2547; www.haystackgallery.comRead More →

Plein Air painter Pamela Claflin’s oil painting titled ‘Buena Vista Morning’ won first place in the painting category at the Wallowa Valley Arts Show held in Joseph, OR in June. The 18” X 18” painting is on display and available for sale at the Bronze Coast Gallery. Claflin also was a featured artist during the recent Plein Air & More art festival and several of her seascapes completed that weekend are available.    Read More →

Cannon Beach Gallery in Midtown hosts Five Artists – a showcase representing the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on Cascade Head near Neskowin. The exhibit features Carol Riley, Andie Thrams, Deborah DeWit, Frank Boyden, and Greg Wilbur – artists who have been instructors and board members at the Center. Frank Boyden is co-founder of the 270-acre sanctuary for creative learning. His selection of etchings depict form and motion in deep hues. Carol Riley’s sumptuous watercolors depict bird and botanical themes in vibrant colors that would illuminate any space. Andie Thram’s paintings depict the depth and mystery of the forest. Artist Greg Wilbur employed anRead More →

The Cannon Beach Gallery Group was surprised when one of our sponsors, Paul Nofield from the Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge, presented us with a check for over $300. The money was from the “Art from the Chef’s Table” during Spring Unveiling weekend. The Chef’s Table was a new feature for this year’s Spring Unveiling event. Local chefs, candy makers and coffee houses partnered with the galleries, selecting a work of art that inspired their own food creations. The Driftwood Restaurant’s feature dish was Oysters Rockefeller, inspired by watercolor artist Jeffrey Hull’s painting “Oyster Flats”. All of the money from the sale of Driftwood’s Oyster RockefellerRead More →

Click here for Map of locations Gallery/Artist Artist Location Bronze Coast Gallery Donnie Wanner: metal sculpture The Landing Cary Henrie: mixed media painting The Landing Annie Henrie: mixed media painting The Landing Ben Hammond: bronze sculpture The Landing Pamela Claflin: oil painting Washington and Ocean Cannon Beach Gallery Phyllis Trowbridge: painting 1064 S. Hemlock St. at CBAA Bets Cole: painting 1064 S. Hemlock St. at CBAA Michael Lorenzini: painting 1064 S. Hemlock St. at CBAA Dragonfire Studio & Gallery Michael Orwick: oil painting Dragonfire Gallery Courtyard Anton Pavlenko: oil painting 1st & Laurel Sherry Casper: mixed media Dragonfire Gallery Courtyard Mandy Main Haystack Rock Paula Carlson: acrylic paintingRead More →

The Cannon Beach Gallery announces Landscape x3 featuring a trio of landscape artists: Bets Cole, Phyllis Trowbridge, and Michael Lorenzini. The show runs June 2 – 24 with an Artists’ Reception on June 23 from 6 -8 PM to coincide with Cannon Beach’s Plein Air and More Festival. Bets Cole has shown nationwide for 25 years. Her paintings are energetic, colorful, and usually executed in the plein air tradition. Bets received awards at Plein Air Invitational events in the Columbia Gorge and Zion National Park. Phyllis Trowbridge is an Oregon painter whose work has exhibited at the Portland Art Museum and the Schneider Museum inRead More →

Bronze Coast Gallery in Cannon Beach is currently featuring several new works of art in a variety of mediums. A welded bronze and steel sculpture of a tufted puffin entitled “At Home Amongst the Waves” by wildlife sculptor Don Rambadt made its debut at the gallery during the Spring Unveiling Art Festival. ‘Lucy at Large’ is making her first appearance in Cannon Beach. Created by Oregon sculptor David Crawford, ‘Lucy ’ depicts a Dachshund on stilts. The sculpture was originally inspired by a little dog in New York City who helped her owner heal after the attacks of 9/11/01. ‘Neptune’, a limited edition bronze seaRead More →

Plan now for a family portrait for the Holidays. Or for this year’s family reunion. Large groups or just you or the two of you. Sitting charges vary by the number of people. Up to 2 people $100. Each additional person $15, with a maximum of $200. A variety of poses are shot and the setting can vary. You have the option of purchasing all images at full resolution on disk for $200 or prints can be ordered starting at $28 for a 5×7. Prices drop with each print ordered. Canvas pricing is available upon request. Matting and framing are available. Packing and shipping areRead More →

Sheila Evans pastels are beautiful , lyrical and sensitive…her subtle , intuitive sense of color makes me think of Turner or Constable-or the hues you hear in a Yo-Yo Ma cello solo”. Ben Mitchell, Senior Curator of Art, Northwest Museum of Art & Culture Congratulations to Sheila as she has just sold a work for the permanent museum collection of the pastel museum in France after she received the Award for Creativity from the Saint Aulaye’s Pastels Salon International. The museum is named for the town Saint Aulaye, Dordogne, France. Sheila holds signature membership with the Pastel Society of America and the Northwest Pastel Society.Read More →

“The Printed Image” “Annual Ceramics Invitational” MARCH 17 – APRIL 30, 2012 White Bird Gallery begins the spring season with complementary exhibitions featuring ceramics and printmaking by artists who use both traditional and experimental techniques. “The Printed Image” includes work by Liza Jones who is know for her skillful etchings and drypoints of landscape, figurative and animal subjects. Natural scenes also inspire etchings by Marsha Mello and Michael DiBitetto. Bill Schlegel’s psychologically charged monotypes combine unique collage elements and Marcy Baker’s botanical inspired designs also fuse monotype and collage. Arleigh Wood and Julia Gardner both utilize photographic imagery to create mixed media compositions. Two newRead More →