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New exhibits launch Spring Season at White Bird Gallery

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“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 new artists complete the show, Sarah Lippold who uses monoprinting to evoke subtleties of the landscape and Paul Gentry who’s detailed wood engravings capture both natural and urban scenes.

This years Ceramics Invitational includes Jan Rentenaar’s sculptures inspired by folklore and legends from around the world as well as the popular sculptures of Robin & John Gumaelius who incorporate welded steel into their imaginative figurative and bird forms. New artist Eric Boos will be introduced with his playful biomorphic vessels dubbed “Almost Edible”. Cindy Searles creates functional wares with flora and fauna motifs while gallery artists Larry Halvorsen and Karl Yost both create sculptural vessels and ceramic wall relief pieces.

White Bird Gallery show information.

13th Annual Spring Unveiling, May 3-5, 2013

13th Annual Spring Unveiling, May 3-5, 2013

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The members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group invite you to play along the shores of Cannon Beach and in the varied and beautiful galleries of our town. Nestled between the wild ocean and the coastal mountains Cannon Beach offers art and craft ranging from the playful to the sublime.

On May 3, 4 & 5, each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveiling demos and receptions take place all weekend long, making this event an unparalleled experience for the art lover.

Hope to see you here!

Other Spring Unveiling Events Around Town

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Dena’s Shop On The Corner
Will Have A Trunk Show Featuring
Tumbleweed Ranch

Tumbleweed Ranch is inspired by the west… Their vision is a contemporary interpretation of western wear…
They are a balance of big city and gracious country living… Meant to be dressed up or dressed down…
Proudly and Exclusively Made in America!

Dena’s Shop On The Corner
Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Primary Elements Gallery Workshops

Sponsoring the Rob Ramage Workshop – May 5&6. More information
Marianne Post Workshop May 4, 9-4pm.  More information

Cannon Beach Spring Unveiling – M. Smith Interiors

M. Smith Interiors is delighted to present Merridy Gerlach, sales manager from Tufenkian Carpets, as her guest speaker at Cannon Beach Spring Unveiling, May 5, 2012.

“The world of Tufenkian reaches across continents and encompasses multiple enterprises based on a singular mission: to create exquisite things that enrich the lives of those who experience them as well as those who create them.” Tufenkian Artisan Carpets is recognized the world over for their Tibetan and Armenian carpets made with unparalleled character, premium materials, and timeless designs.

Expertly made according to ancient artisan traditions, these carpets remain vibrant and beautiful as they pass from generation to generation. Tufenkian Carpets are hand-knotted with artistry and created with social and environmental integrity.

Merridy will be showcasing a number of Tibetan Carpets while explaining the process and the craftsmanship that it takes to create these beautiful pieces of art.

Tufenkian Carpets can frequently be seen in Architectural Digest , Veranda and Elle Decor and created by designers such as Barbara Berry, Clodagh, Vincent Wolf and Kevin Waltz.

Merridy will be available all day to present exquisite “art for the floor” pieces with a formal presentation at 3:00.

The National Parks: Nature Photo Show & Solo Piano Concert

This event will be held at the Coaster Theater, 2pm, Saturday, May 5th.

Featuring an hour of nature photos projected on the big screen, nature photos of national parks by local nature photographer Thomas Robinson, accompanied by an hour of piano music, reflections upon American folk/jazz/sacred songs by local jazz pianist, David Robinson.

A benefit for Cannon Beach Food Pantry.


New this year: “Art from the Chef’s Table”

New this year: “Art from the Chef’s Table”

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Chefs from these Cannon Beach restaurants have been inspired to create a special “Spring Unveiling” weekend addition to their menu, based upon a work of art they have selected from our galleries. Detailed descriptions will be available at the galleries and restaurants during the weekend.

Restaurant Gallery Partner
Basket Case Coffee George Vetter FotoArt
Bella Espresso DragonFire Studio & Gallery
The Bistro Cannon Beach Gallery
Bruce’s Candy Bronze Coast Gallery
Castaways Modern Villa Gallery
Chocolate Café Jewelry by Sharon Amber,
Bronze Coast Gallery,
Northwest By Northwest Gallery,
Haystack Gallery
Crepe Neptune Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Driftwood Jeffrey Hull Gallery
EVOO Cooking School Jeffrey Hull Gallery, Icefire Glassworks
Fishes Sushi and Japanese Cuisine White Bird Gallery
Fultano’s Pizza Haystack Gallery
Irish Table Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Lazy Susan DragonFire Studio & Gallery
Local Grill & Scoop Jewelry by Sharon Amber
Lumberyard Bronze Coast Gallery
Morris’s Fireside Heritage Gallery Fine Art & Framing
Newmans at 988 Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Pizza a’fetta George Vetter FotoArt
Seasons Deli Primary Elements Gallery
Bald Eagle Coffee Cannon Beach Gallery
Stephanie Inn Icefire Glassworks
Sweet Basils Primary Elements Gallery
Wayfarer Modern Villa Gallery

New works by Melissa Cooper and Mark Gatewood at Bronze Coast Gallery

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Bronze Coast Gallery announces the arrival of several new works by two relative newcomers to the gallery, Mark Gatewood and Melissa Cooper.

Cooper sculpts wildlife with a focus on birds. ‘Aspen and Blues 2’ is a bronze vessel with four blue birds clinging to aspen branches encircling the vase. Cooper also delivered three smaller bronzes that are superb representations of a wren, a chickadee, and a vireo. Cooper believes that facial features and detail are the key to infusing the animal with spirit and personality.

Gatewood delivered two new paintings, ‘Detour’ and ‘Elusive’, both done with acrylics and resin on curved wood frames. He incorporates this sculptural aspect to his paintings, using three dimensional casts of industrial resin painted in layers and applied to the surface of the structure, creating a very dramatic and involving visual experience.