At Cannon Beach’s 2022 Spring Unveiling Arts Festival May 6-8, participating galleries will showcase new work by some of their most popular artists and will host a weekend full of receptions and opportunities to meet guest artists and see them at work.
During the three days of the festival, gallery visitors may pick up a passport/gallery map, stamping it at each gallery they visit to be eligible to win one of ten $50-$100 gift certificates which can be redeemed at any gallery.
Here is a gallery by gallery rundown of featured artists and events:
Archimedes gallery will present a group show titled “Flotsam” with artists, Nicole Gustafsson, Marika Paz, Martin Hsu, Ruth Spear and Jeannie Lynn Paske. EVENTS & ACTIVITIES: Saturday, May 7 (4-7pm) Artists’ reception for group show “Flotsam.”
Bronze Coast Gallery
Bronze Coast Gallerywill host sculptors Melissa Cooper and Jason Frederick-Law, along with painter Linda Wilder at the gallery during Spring Unveiling. Cooper’s bronze sculptures include birds and wildlife, while Frederick-Law’s pieces revolve around boats and maritime themes. Wilder’s colorful acrylics include impressionist landscapes. EVENTS & ACTIVITIES: All three guest artists will be in the gallery throughout the weekend and will be showcasing their most recent work. Saturday, May 7 (4-7pm) Artists’ reception with unveilings starting at 5pm.
Cannon Beach Gallery
The work of four artists will be featured in Cannon Beach Gallery’s May Flowers exhibition showcasing works by Mary Lyn Gough, Dorota Haber–Lehigh, Mary Suzanne Garvey, and Lisa Sofia Robinson. The gallery will also host a pop-up exhibit celebrating nurses and healers including some of the most treasured pieces from the Lost Art of Nursing Museum. EVENTS & ACTIVITIES: Saturday, May 7 (4:30- 6pm)Gallery reception.
DragonFire Gallery will present three days of artist receptions with live music and artists at work in the gallery. Among the featured artists who will be doing active demonstrations in the gallery on Saturday and Sunday are Chuck Gumpert whose painting styles range from pure abstract and contemporary figurative works to his “Woodland” series of colorful landscapes; Richard Nevels who creates boxes out of natural woods with intriguing color, bark, grain or growth formations; and painters Penny Forrest and Wendy Givens. EVENTS & ACTIVITIES: Friday, May 6 (10am-6pm) Exhibition of oil and acrylic paintings, woodwork and mixed media art. (4-6pm) Meet the Artists and see the first art unveilings of the weekend while listening to live music by John Silliman Dodge. Saturday, May 7 (10am-6pm) Exhibition continues. (11am-3pm) Unveiling of featured artists new work and artists will then be demonstrating their artistic process and answering questions. (3pm-6pm) Live guitar and vocals by Bucky Pottschmidt. Sunday, May 8 (10am-5pm) Exhibition continues. (11am-1pm) Mingle with the featured artists while watching art demonstrations. Live music including bossa nova, flamenco and French gypsy jazz with guitar and vocals from Jason Okamoto. (1pm) Sea Turtles Forever benefit raffle drawing for a blown glass salmon sculpture by Andy Nichols.
Icefire Glassworks’ resident artists Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland will host four guest glass artists with wide-ranging styles and techniques including glass blowing, hot glass sculpting and fused glass. Long-time gallery artist Mark Gordon will show his Strata series of multi-layered blown glass with intricate batutto “cold work” carving through layers of color; Jeff and Heather Thompson will demonstrate hot-sculpting glass into marine creatures; and David Haberer will show his abstract fused glass pieces. EVENTS & ACTIVITIES: Friday, May 6(4pm) Husband and wife team Jeff and Heather Thompson will present their hot-sculpted glass marine life pieces, and they will demonstrate the technique of their creation. Saturday, May 7 (9am) Icefire Glassworks will host its traditional breakfast reception with light bites from Sea Level Bakery. . (11am) Glassblower Mark Gordon will demonstrate his work assisted by Jim Kingwell. (2pm) Fused glass artist David Haberer. Sunday, May 8 (10am) Mimosas and cookies with the featured artists.
Images of the West
Renowned nature photographer Randall J, Hodges will be at Images of the West all weekend, discussing his latest work, sharing recent adventures and will show off the back of his camera. He will also discuss options for photographic presentation and display including gallery wrapped canvas, metal prints on aluminum and Lumachrome HD Acrylics.
Jeffrey Hull Gallery
Jeffrey Hull Gallery has been a fixture in Sandpiper Square since 1987 and to celebrate its 35th anniversary, Jeff will be revealing new original watercolors, oils and prints. He will be in the gallery throughout the weekend. EVENTS & ACTIVITIES: Friday, May 6 (5pm) New original work by Jeffrey Hull will be unveiled. (5:30pm) Artist reception. Saturday, May 7 (11am) Jeff will unveil his latest giclee prints. The gallery will have extended evening hours (time to be announced).
Miska Studio Gallery
Cannon Beach’s newest gallery,Miska Studio Gallery showcases the work of resident artist Miska Salemann as well as a few guest artists. Miska’s unmistakeable, bold and graphic painting style was seen for several years at DragonFire Gallery before opening her own Cannon Beach studio and gallery. Miska’s Spring Unveiling events include a Friday night reception and wine tasting and Sunday morning yoga in the gallery. EVENTS & ACTIVITIES: Friday, May 6(3-7pm) Opening Reception and Unveiling of a new painting by Oregon artist Judy Wise. Wine tasting provided by Roshni Vineyard from McMinnville, Oregon. Saturday, May 7 (3-7pm) Unveiling of New Work by Miska’s regularly featured artists. Refreshments served. Sunday, May 8 (8:30 -10am) Artful Morning Yoga in the gallery space. (10am-6pm) Mingle with Miska and visiting artists.
Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Celebrating its 35th anniversary in Cannon Beach, Northwest By Northwest Gallery has showcased many renowned Northwest artists since 1987. For Spring Unveiling, they will feature the bronze work of renowned Northwest sculptor Georgia Gerber; and large-scale fine art landscape photography by Christopher Burkett, a master of traditional photographic printing. Several of their gallery artists will be at the gallery on Friday and Saturday including sculptor Ivan McLean whose work is on display at the World Trade Center in Los Angeles and the Newport Beach Sculpture Park that features his 19-foot sphere. Other featured artists include Ann Fleming and Hazel Schlesinger. EVENTS & ACTIVITIES: Friday, May 6 (1-3pm) Painter Hazel Schlesinger will be painting in the gallery’s sculpture Garden. Saturday, May 7 (afternoon) Visiting guest artists throughout the afternoon include contemporary sculptor Ivan McLean; contemporary mixed media artistHarro whose works honor salmon and the natural world;painter Laura O’Brien; and architect and bronze sculptor, DonStatsny whose work honors Native Peoples.
White Bird Gallery
White Bird Gallery will present a new show of contemporary glass art and a new collection of large-scale mixed media paintings by Christopher Mathie. Three different glass artists are featured in the group show titled “Expressions in Glass” and work includes Jen Fuller’s kiln-formed pâte de verre technique applied to botanical and insect forms; Joshua Rodine’s stoppered glass bottles that combine blown glass with decorative hot-sculpted glass stoppers; and Mel Archer’s fused-glass landscapes. Celebrating his 30th year as a studio artist, painter Christopher Mathie will also unveil new large-scale canvases that go beyond his quintessential seascapes including a new 60 X 60 inch abstract painting. Friday, May 6 (4-6pm) “Expressions in Glass” exhibition opening featuring three artists who explore the natural world through the lens of contemporary glass art. Saturday, May 7 (1pm) Unveiling of Christopher Mathie’s new large abstract painting. (2-4pm) Live music by local guitarist Wes Wahrmund. (4:30-6:30pm) Meet and greet with featured artists Mel Archer and Christopher Mathie.