The weekend begins with the “Quick Draw Demonstration and Auction” held at the Surfsand Resort Friday evening.  Artists will demonstrate their techniques working for a full hour on a single painting, carving or sculpture.  Some of the artwork will be finished and offered for sale that evening.  Other artists will complete their work during the weekend and it will be for sale in their local galleries. Each artist will also offer work that will be auctioned off Friday evening along with a selection of other artwork, photography, and a variety of vacation packages.

Tickets for this event, which sells out every year, are on sale at the Cannon Beach Chamber office, or by calling 503-436-2623.  The price is $55 or $99 for two, and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks

Spotlight Concert—“An evening with the Curtis Salgado Band”.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the 2012 Soul Blues Artist of the Year.

“Triumphant, joyful blues-soaked $&B…one of the most soulful, honest singers ever”Blues Review

Saturday, Nov. 34d 7:30 p.m.  Coaster Theater Tickets:  $35 at the Cannon Beach chamber of Commerce.  Or call: 503-436-2623.

**Click Here to Go to the SWAF Art Gallery Weekend Schedule**

Bronze Coast Gallery
Hans Schiebold
Born in Freiberg, Germany, Shiebold came to the United States to study at Hartford Art School University in Hartford, CT and received his Masters of Fine Arts in 1970, after which time he became the professor of fine arts at Wesleyan University in CT from 1970 to 1978. During this period he was actively involved in the New York abstract art scene of the ’70’s, where his paintings were displayed in over 10 major museums on the east coast, and was featured in several international museum shows as well. In 1982 he decided to move to the Portland area where he first began to bring his images from the abstract realm into a more representational form. No paint brushes are used in his acrylic on canvas based images, choosing to use unique tools to roll and press the pigment onto the canvas layer after layer.
Joshua Tobey
Some children grow up with a landscape of skyscrapers and neon signs. Tobey grew up with a landscape of bronze sculpture and brightly painted canvas. As a child, he was able to wander galleries packed with people and hung with art created by some of the premier artists in the world. At home, he watched his father and stepmother create art, a business, and a lifestyle. In the Tobey household today, nature is as much a part of life as art. Perhaps one would not exist without the other. He chose sculpture as his medium because he so admired the bronze process, but mostly because it is his favorite art form. To him it is on a different level from all other art forms because of its physical interaction with everyone that sees and touches it.
Nathan Bennett
Bennett believes art should be like snapshots of an artist’s life. As a master patineur he creates images that best capture the inner workings of his soul. Using a centuries old process, his paintings come from a mixture of iron, silver, copper and other chemical compounds infused onto a bronze plate, merging the compounds with the metal.
Cannon Beach Gallery
  The gallery will feature their Annual Juried Show. Artists to be announced.
DragonFire Studio & Gallery
  This year’s show will be inclusive of all the gallery artists. A common theme of “The Space Between the Notes” referencing “the artist’s inspiration from a special moment in time” will unite the show.
George Vetter FotoArt
“Have camera, will travel” George’s color and texture-rich photography captures the year-round beauty of Cannon Beach and the world beyond. A resident since 1977, his library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000 and his downtown gallery in Village Centre features giclee prints, large and small, on canvas and paper.
Haystack Gallery
Sally O’Neill
A Native of Southern California, Sally O’Neill has been interested in the arts since childhood. During the early 1980’s she tried her hand at painting for a short time, mostly concentrating on watercolors. In 1998 she decided to try working primarily with oils, which proved to be a life changing decision. “As soon as I started working in oils I couldn’t get enough. As an admirer of the impressionists I loved the effects of light and color the medium allowed. My attempt is to create a place more beautiful than perhaps it may actually be. I want my paintings to bring the viewer into a world they would love to be in. A world of beauty and sun drenched days”.
Michael Tieman
Tieman has sketched and painted since childhood and has spent over four decades as a working artist, both as a graphic designer and a fine artist. Following the encouragement of a friend and gallery owner, Michael expanded his talents into sculptures cast in bronze. His sculptures are unique in that they are a combination of traditional figurative sculpture and his Impressionistic painting style.
Stacey Elmore Ornez
Raised in a small Oregon community, which celebrated the arts, Stacey always had a goal of melding work, a career and a creative endeavor together. She accomplished this when she founded Ornez Jewelry. Ornez which means “To Adorn” is dedicated to the art of old world handcrafted jewelry; using the highest quality silver, crystals and semi-precious gemstones. Stacey creates, designs and handcrafts each of her unique pieces.
Icefire Glassworks
Jim Kingwell
What began as a five-year experiment became a lifelong fascination for glass artist Jim Kingwell, who has been playing with fire for 41 years. Jim’s high school chemistry teacher’s observations about reality inspired him to enroll in art classes, so it is fitting that melting glass requires a grounding in both chemistry and physics. His Icefire Glassworks logo incorporates the alchemical symbols for Earth, Air, Fire and Water, honoring what for Jim is the obvious linkage of art and science. Out of that marriage, beautiful pieces of blown glass emerge that seduce the senses and stimulate the spirit.
Suzanne Kindland
Suzanne was not reared to be a glass artist. It was her onnection to the dream world that led her to become one at the age of 38. There were hints all through her lifetime, persistent nudges that would not be ignored, from favorite childhood words (horizon, crucible) to a vision of dancing in flames, that led her to Cannon Beach and propelled her into the passionate world of soft molten glass. Inspired by the places she has lived, Suzanne makes blown glass pieces that express Nature in the tangled patterns of woodlands, the stark horizons of deserts, and the mysteries of deep water.
Jeffrey Hull Gallery
Jeffrey Hull
Jeffrey Hull began his painting career 40 years ago as a resident of Cannon Beach. Known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, Jeffrey controls the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he returned to painting in oil as well. Rarely found far from the ocean’s edge, his deep love for the area is clearly seen in his original paintings and prints. He is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.
Jewelry by Sharon Amber
Sharon Amber
For Stormy Weather she is working on a series called “Spiral of Life” – spirals being the symbol of life in more than one culture. She is also featuring opals from Ethiopia – the most important new gem find of 200 years – in her new work.
Michael Lorenzini
Mike’s fascination with the total aesthetic experience of surfing is what drives his work, and his paintings seek to capture the mystical and wild nature of the ocean.
Modern Villa Gallery
David Jonathan Marshall
With his imaginative style, bold use of color and dramatic perspective, David brings a fresh new look to the art world. His skill at capturing movement and animation in his art is a direct reflection of his own lifestyle and view of the world. He says, “I feel like I’m putting a puzzle together. I paint the pieces of that puzzle, but even I don’t always know what will be seen in the end.”
Alan Boileau
Striving to celebrate and enhance the living spirit of the wood in each of his artworks, Alan creates two and three dimensional wall sculptures. He believes the eastern Canadian white pine that he generally uses tells its own story; with the elemental forms and forces in the nature driving his original ideas and fueling his belief that wood has a continuous energy of its own.
Sarah Goodnough
Painting vivid abstract viewscapes, Sarah sources the natural world for her redefined realities of wonder. Inspired by nature and the human spirit, she frequently uses photography taken from her daily walks and world travels as reference and inspiration for her paintings. Her intuitive style of painting, combined with techniques using texture, transparent layers of color and strong composition, create distinctive visual experiences with sensitivity to mood and emotion.
Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Georgia Gerber
Georgia’s bronze sculptures define many NW public spaces, including “Rachel the Pike Place Pig” in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and 25 sculptures surrounding Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. Her Tufted Puffins were curated into the 4th Annual Sculpture Without Walls for Cannon Beach. She typically works on two to three public installation commissions at one time bringing forth the essence of the subject using the traditional lost wax casting technique.
Eric Jacobsen
In 2001, Art & Antiques Magazine rated plein air painter Eric Jacobsen one of the top 16 emerging artists in America. His awards have included the significant fellowship he received after completing his studies at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Copely Artist Award, has been recognized by the Oil Painters of America for his contribution, and featured in SW Art Magazine.
Christopher Burkett
Studying with Ansel Adams inspired award winning fine art color landscape photographer Christopher Burkett to redefine color photography as Adams had defined black and white. The Washington Post says, “Burkett has achieved in Cibachrome what Eliot Porter achieved for dye-transfer or Weston for black & white”. Each handcrafted photograph is a hand printed, hand crafted fine art original, solely created by the artist.
Primary Elements Gallery
Jeffrey Mann
Jeffry is an artist, whose medium is wood. He designs and experiments with their colors, grains and textures as he creates variations of light refractions and dimensionality. The shapes are creative combinations of fine crafted furniture unique as it is functional. As an artist working at his craft for 23 years, Jeffry does commission work creating cabinets, doors, and other specialty items for wine cellars, commercial and home living spaces. Mann is best known for his sleekly organic sculptured tables, chairs, barstools, and desks.
Greg Congleton
Sculpting brings together everything Greg learned growing up on a cattle ranch where he learned to work with his hands and use tools and equipment to solve practical problems. When he discovered metal sculpting, his natural artistic creative talent came together with the skills of a career as a builder for 28 years. His construction background helped him to analyze the elements necessary to design and sculpt, especially large scale works having structural concerns. He sculpts clay for bronze casting and creates one of a kind sculptures from found and recycled parts.
Heather Clarissa Soderberg
Heather’s father was a foundry worker and encouraged and supported her desire to sculpt. Drawing national attention as a child prodigy, her story was featured by Paul Harvey, People Magazine, Nat’l Geographic World, and “That’s Incredible”. In 2009 she bought the foundry she worked at and moved it to the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Soderberg’s “Sacagawea, Pompi, and Seaman” commissioned by the Port of Cascade Locks has gained regional and worldwide attention.
White Bird Gallery
Steve Eichenberger
As he sculpts his work in solid clay, then slices it into sections, carefully hollowing out each section and then seaming them back together prior to firing, Steve says his inspirations come from his dreams, reactions to world problems, or appreciation for the natural cosmos.
Anne John
Anne John is a figurative painter, inspired by the human nature of life. Her recent work is an accumulation of articles and images collected from media sources regarding our physical presence on planet earth. Her process is to create a visual commentary on the consequences of our existence.


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