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Plein Air & More, June 28-30, 2013

Plein Air & More, June 28-30, 2013

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Plein air is a term derived from the French expression “en plein air”, meaning “in the open air” and specifically refers to the act of painting outdoors. Cannon Beach’s popular “Plein Air & More” is a three day event which includes a Friday night “meet & greet” with the participating artists and gallery owners, along with a collaborative show of art work. On Saturday and Sunday, more than fifty artists, represented by Cannon Beach’s art galleries will be creating works of art on location throughout town and on the beach. Many will work in the traditional method of plein-aire painting, while others will sculpt, create and photograph in their own unique styles. Individual galleries display the finished works along with hosting receptions for the artists Saturday and Sunday.


 

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Friday June 27th, 5-7pm: Meet and Greet the Plein Air and More artists at the Chamber Hall. We will be showing an example of works created by the artists, along with wine and lite bites.
Saturday June 28th, 11-4pm: The painting and creating begins at designated locations around town of Cannon Beach. “Event Brochures” with all participating artists and galleries as well as the full schedule including maps will be available at galleries and the Chamber Hall. Volunteers will also be placed around town to offer assistance in locating artists.
The Art Show of Participating Artists at the Chamber Hall continues from 11:00-4:00pm.
5-7pm: Each gallery will be showcasing the “Completed Works” by each of their artists along with an artists reception.
Sunday June 29th, 11-4pm: As artists continue to paint and create around town, the Chamber Hall will feature a selection of “Completed Works” by participating artists and galleries.

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BRONZE COAST GALLERY

Jacques and Mary Regat

These two amazing sculptors began their lives working alone, but say that "sculpting together is like have a whole set of new tools to work with." Today they are working in bronze, silver, wood and paint and their work reflects their studies in Alaska, Central and South America and France. They especially enjoy sculpting in large scale and have several major monuments to their credit that are installed in public places in Alaska.

Linda Prokop

Linda Prokop’s mature work is the evolution of her soul. It speaks and demands attention as she shares her spirit with us and exposes her deepest feelings. Many of her sculptural themes relate to the human condition of struggle and perseverance and she depicts the human form in a simplified, abstract manner. In recent years, Prokop has turned to oil painting as another creative outlet and says sculpting and painting really complement each and working in the two art forms has made her a better artist.

Donnie Wanner

The automobile was the form that first captivated the mind and imagination of artist Donnie Wanner. Working for an automobile manufacturer and being a quick learner with an artist’s eye, he was fascinated by the molding of metal, welding, fabricating, mold making, coloring, and the ultimate production of something that was fresh, exciting, and stimulating to look at. He is recognized as a highly skilled artist specializing in metal wall sculptures depicting landscapes of regional scenes

CANNON BEACH GALLERY

 

Janet Bland

Janet’s work is a personal response to nature and to the experience of painting.  She says, "There is an importance in what you see each day – here, the moist coastal light, the ocean, the beach, the tide and clouds – such regular occurrences, so dependable, so different, always a surprise … let the paint tell the story."

Marilyn Joyce

Marilyn’s interest in the natural world, combined with a walking practice of seven years, provide parameters for her work. Intuitive gestures, mark-making and staining, combined with direct observation and felt experiences are distilled through the processes of drawing, painting, printmaking and installation. She is currently working on a project documenting the massive injury of a clear-cut on the land and its inhabitants adjacent to her studio. The work tells a story of destruction, our inability to acknowledge our deep interconnectedness with the land, and in spite of this, how nature provides healing. 

DRAGONFIRE GALLERY

Anton Pavlenko

A Ukrainian born painter, Anton has always been drawn to creating imagery. His earliest memories are of drawing Russian cartoon characters before he immigrated to the United States with his family as a toddler. Encouraged by his father, he persisted in educating himself about art and painting, and today remains largely self-taught and deeply inspired by the natural world.

Michael Orwick

Michael’s skill as a landscape artist creates compelling views of our world that move beyond time and place – places as mysterious as Oregon’s craggy coast, as unpredictable as a glacial view of Mount Hood, or as serene as an Oregon waterfall. His work can conjure up thoughts of Remington in his most enamored moments with the majestic west, or the dance of an impressionist on a pond or the snow.

GEORGE VETTER FOTOART

The natural beauty of the Oregon Coast brought George to Cannon Beach in 1977, and since then his library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000, many of which have appeared in local and national publications. During the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s 200 th anniversary, he worked with the Great Falls, Montana Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, where his image entitled "Clark’s View" is now an 8 foot high wall mural.

HAYSTACK GALLERY

Janis Ellison

Drawn to the dramatic landscape of New Mexico, Janis painted alongside her friends and mentors in the budding days of the early pastel painters of this century. Her love of nature and the outdoors was a natural companion to her passion for painting plein air. In 2006, she moved to southern Oregon, where the pristine setting of the area provides endless inspiration for her work. Honors include signature status in the pastel Society of New Mexico, Sierra Pastel Society and the Northwest Pastel Society.

Sally O’Neill

Throughout her life, Sally has always been involved in the arts, painting, drawing and music. After working primarily in watercolor beginning in the 80’s, she went back to working solely in oils in 1998, and knew this was the perfect medium for expressing her obsession with light, color and atmosphere. She is both a plein air and studio artist.

Pat Lambrecht-Hould

Pat received her formal training at the University of Montana, Montana State University and Eastern Montana College. She majored in Applied Arts beginning as a sculptor, later expanding into oil painting and has spent the last 25 years working in watercolor and acrylics. She now works exclusively in mixed media often using vibrant colors and layers of texture. Her work is done on a gold leafed surface using the leaf as a reflected light source. "The work is experimental."

ICEFIRE GLASSWORKS

Jim Kingwell

What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim Kingwell. Today, he has pieces in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries. His new work offers a fabulous array of colors and forms as he melts a virtually colorless formula with exceptional clarity and handling capability that energizes every color he brings to his finished off-hand blown glass designs.

Suzanne Kindland

Suzanne’s journey into the world of glass began with a dream where she was suspended in a pillar of fire. Turning in the flames she found herself dancing. That dancing continues as she continues to learn the ways of glass, creating with it as her partner and bringing forth objects reminiscent more of water than fire: cool, smooth forms that reflect light as a pond does, sculptures that bend the light as a ripple does, calm creations that transmit light like the stillest pool.

Pamela Juett

Pam Juett first fell in love with hot glass while watching a demo in Cannon Beach in 1977. After exploring the many ways of working with this amazing medium, she has found her niche in flameworking, making beads that become stunning pieces of wearable art. She will be taking custom orders during Plein Air & More.

JEFFREY HULL GALLERY
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.

MODERN VILLA GALLERY

Mary McInnis

Mary McInnis has been creative in some way from earliest childhood. While working on her BFA at the University of Washington she studied oil painting and discovered pastels. But having two children created a need to put oils away for a time and concentrate on the pastels. After returning to oil painting in 2008 she now divides her time between the two mediums and her pastel painting style, using the side of the pastel stick, easily lent itself to her current style in oils. Recently she has been spending more time en plein air, currently living in Port Orchard, Wa.

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. Gerber won the vote in 2010 for her Tufted Puffins. 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

Copely award winning oil painter Eric Jacobsen is well known to collectors and painters alike. His works have been published numerous times including Southwest Art Magazine. Arts & Antiques named him one of the most exciting emerging artists in America in 2001. This summer he was part of the Plein Air Invitational at the Portland Art Museum. He loves painting seascapes in Cannon Beach. He says, "The whole point of plein air painting is to capture the immediate light, mood and season while painting outside".

PRIMARY ELEMENTS GALLERY

Marianne Post

Because she is an avid outdoors woman, Marianne’s subject is "naturally" the landscape. Using soft pastels in a "painterly" impressionistic style, her award winning work reflects quiet morning vistas, light glinting off the water’s surface and the grandeur of the Oregon high country. It also conveys her fascination with nature, light and color.

Rob Ramage

Rob believes that painting landscapes creates space. Looking at a natural setting that is void of human presence clears out our everyday clutter and allows us to get "reset" or "re-invent" and envision a place where we can connect to life on a more basic fundamental level.

Heather 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. Her "Sacagawea, Pompi, and Seaman" commissioned by the Port of Cascade Locks, has gained regional and worldwide attention.

SHARON AMBER FINE JEWELRY

Artist Sharon Amber is best known for her jewelry designs that incorporate local "gems" carved into mermaids, seascapes, and faces bedecked with exotic colored stones. But during Plein Air & More, she will also make the chips fly, carving local sandstone or marble into images related to the sea, just outside her new gallery location on the ground floor of Sandpiper Square.

WHITE BIRD GALLERY

Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis

A career in commercial art brought Pamela to the Pacific Northwest, and ultimately to her decision to return to her first love, oil painting.

Whenever possible she paints en plein air to capture the fleeting qualities of light and the immediacy of the moment. She has been featured in seven solo shows and 35 juried and invitational group shows.

Christopher Mathie

Having spent a lifetime constantly observing, questioning and creating, Christopher’s current fast-paced, high-energy painting technique appears spontaneous to on-lookers, but his confident bold marks have been long in the making. His signature style focuses on deconstructing images to their most important lines and organic forms. His intention is to stylize forms into "something more like poetry."

Dave and Boni Deal

This husband and wife team has collaborated in clay for more than 30 years, working fulltime at their rustic home studio in the Cascades. They have worked almost solely in raku since the 70’s, and are known for large classical forms and intricate surface designs. A unique aspect of their pottery is the focus on the native environment … the plants, geology, and wildlife that are reflected in the themes and materials used in their work, like the heron urns, leaf imprint pots and landscape triptychs. During the weekend, they will be doing a Raku firing on the beach.

DragonFire Gallery March Events

DragonFire Gallery March Events

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DragonFire Gallery opens a show of new work in a variety of media on the theme of Cannon Beach for the Savor Cannon Beach wine & food weekend, March 10-13. The in-gallery Inspired! Café with Cranky Sue will offer a menu of tantalizing small plates Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  DragonFire will also take part in the Wine Walk on Saturday, March 12 to benefit the Cannon Beach Children’s Center.

DragonFire artist Michael Orwick’s oil painting workshop on March 25, 26 & 27 is currently full. Michael will be teaching another workshop, Painting Coastal Color & Light, with a focus on Plein Air and landscape,  June 22, 23 & 24. This workshop is part of the June Plein Air & More Festival sponsored by the Cannon Beach Gallery Group.  Cost of the workshop is $300. For more information or to register for this workshop, call DragonFire Gallery at 503-436-1533.

Spring Unveiling May 4, 5 & 6, 2012 Our Artists

Spring Unveiling May 4, 5 & 6, 2012 Our Artists

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Every Spring the members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group look forward to the weekend when they unveil the newest work by their featured artists.

This has become one of the most anticipated annual arts events in Oregon, because it gives the art lover an opportunity to meet the artists, watch many of them at work, attend the receptions, enjoy a wide variety of food and music…and take in everything this postcard-perfect town, nestled between the wild Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains, has to offer.

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Art from the Chef’s Table

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. More>


Bronze Coast Gallery

J. Scott Peck From the time he was a child, Scott was always entranced by the conceptual world of science, contrasted by the abundant nature around him. His work has been a bit of that combination ever since…in woodworking or working with a torch on raw steel. After feeling overwhelmed by projects on a grand scale, he began to search for a completely new direction that would incorporate both the technical and the aesthetic. What you see today in his spectacular imagery is an expression of how the experiment is going so far.
Don Rambadt Don sculpts because he enjoys the challenge of manipulating space and chooses birds as his subject matter because “they fascinate him to no end.” His work explores the relationship of positive and negative space and manipulates this interplay in mixed metals to give the impression of life and movement. His work, although somewhat abstract, is based on anatomical accuracy, “I feel you should have an intimate understanding of your subject matter before you attempt to abstract it.”

Cannon Beach Gallery

Linda Piacentini-Yaple Linda is a well-known book artist. She says, “this is a fantastic sculptural medium that goes way beyond ‘the book,’ incorporating sculpture, painting, literature, politics…the list goes on and on with endless possibilities.”

DragonFire Studio & Gallery

Anne AndersonThis Northwest native paints on silk, using a technique she first saw during her travels in France. Experimenting with silk, dye, wax and steam for 12 years, Anne has developed her own art form that results in imagery with deeply luminous colors. Her botanical imagery hearken to the influences of Georgia O’Keefe and natural landscapes.
Anton Pavlenko A Ukrainian born painter, Anton has always been drawn to creating imagery. His earliest memories are of drawing Russian cartoon characters before he immigrated to the United States with his family as a toddler. Encouraged by his father, he persisted in educating himself about art and painting, and today remains largely self-taught and deeply inspired by the natural world.
George Vetter FotoArt
George VetterThe natural beauty of the Oregon Coast brought George to Cannon Beach in 1977, and since then his library of digital images has grown to more than 100,000, many of which have appeared in local and national publications. During the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s 200th anniversary, he worked with the Great Falls, Montana Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, where his image entitled “Clark’s View” is now an 8 foot high wall mural.
Haystack Gallery
Michael Schlicting Inspired by American landscape painter Winslow Homer, post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin and still life painter Henri Matisse, Schlicting creates landscapes using a combination of abstract and realistic interpretations. He describes his style as creative realism. Working in watercolor, acrylics and mixed media, he chooses the medium of a project based on how the subject speaks to him.
Mike Orias Mike grew up in Silverton, Oregon and and went to night school to get his first welding certification. Today, he uses his musical appreciation to create instrumentalists who express their love of jazz or rock through use of curved and wavy lines, movement and various textures. Barking dogs are reduced to their elemental forms as straight lines, and contemplative figures are made with gentle curves.
Rogene Manas With a background as graphic designer, art director and creative director at ad agencies, Rogene has always created art. She has also traveled throughout the U.S, Mexico and Europe studying painting, drawing, sculpture and jewelry making, all of which ultimately took her from painting reality to painting “what was inside her head.”
Heritage Gallery Fine Art & Framing
Cassandra Barney Cassandra paints portraits that share her passion for storytelling. Her images capture the souls of heroines, everyday women who have found strength in their diverse experiences. They carry a range of emotion reflective of the events that have shaped their character. Ambiguous and poignant, her women find strength in their femininity.
Icefire Glassworks
Jim Kingwell What began as a five-year experiment evolved into a life-forming fascination with glass for Jim. Today, his work appears in shows and galleries throughout the Northwest, and he has pieces in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries. His new work offers a fabulous array of colors and forms as he melts a virtually colorless formula with exceptional clarity and handling capability that energizes every color he brings to his finished off-hand blown glass designs.
Suzanne Kindland Suzanne’s journey into the world of glass began with a dream where she was suspended in a pillar of fire. Turning in the flames she found herself dancing. That dancing continues as she continues to learn the ways of glass, creating with it as her partner and bringing forth objects reminiscent more of water than fire: cool, smooth forms that reflect light as a pond does, sculptures that bend the light as a ripple does, calm creations that transmit light like the stillest pool.
Michelle KapturMichelle has been blowing glass since 1975. After ten years learning the basics of glass blowing, she moved on to paint for several years. “Painting is where I put together all the composition, color and design stuff that I learned about in school. When I came back to glass I had a much stronger sense of the design choices I wanted to make and why.” She has had her own glass studio, Glass Dancing, in Bend, Oregon since 1994 and worked with Icefire Glassworks for several years prior to that.
Jeffrey Hull Gallery
Jeffrey HullJeffrey began his painting career 40 years ago in Cannon Beach, and it is from its coastline that he draws his inspiration. Today he is widely known for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins land, controlling the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. Recently he has returned to painting in oil as well, and is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge.He is a signature member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists.
Jewelry by Sharon Amber
Sharon Amber As a jewelry artist Sharon draws inspiration from nature and the constant motion of the waves. She has a passion for local materials and ancient jewelry methods such as cloisonné and repousse, and her precious metal treasures are set with local “gems” carved into mermaids, seascapes, and faces bedecked with exotic colored stones.
Michael Lorenzini Growing up in Oregon, Michael learned to surf in the frigid, sharky waters of the Pacific Northwest. These repeated ice water dunkings taught him humility, and respect for the ocean’s power. It also gave him an undiminished sense of awe for the unique experiences and perspectives only surfers are shown. He is mostly self-taught, and typically works in acrylic paint. His work was featured in Longboard magazine’s 2007 Surf Art issue.
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.”
David Wight David is most celebrated for his ocean wave glass sculptures. As a young artist, he studied at Pilchuck Glass School, and ultimately found inspiration after traveling to a beautiful waterfall in the Caribbean. Through his passion and determination, he continues to fulfill his dream of conveying the cascading dance of water through molten glass.
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. Gerber won the 2010 “Sculpture Without Walls” vote for her Tufted Puffins. 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.
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.
Eric JacobsenIn 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.
Primary Elements Gallery
Greg Congleton Greg was raised on a cattle ranch in central Oregon which provided the early training and skills that he later used, first in his career as a homebuilder, and later as a sculptor. He transitioned into a full time artist by working clay for bronze for limited edition sculptures and larger public installations. He later used his artistic skills and mechanical knowledge working with found steel objects. This unleashed a freedom of creativity, which has given him great personal satisfaction and brings joy to those who view and collect his work.
Michael Parkes Michael is an American-born artist living in Spain who is best known for work in the areas of fantasy art and magic realism. He specializes in painting, stone lithography and sculpture. His work is widely available in the form of self-published mass production poster prints and nine published books of his artwork.
Jeffrey MannJeffrey creates art for the home. His pieces become part of the living, inhabitable space. His medium is wood, and his designs experiment with the grains, light refraction, dimensionality, and the reaction of the wood to his careful hand-tooling. A furniture artist for 23 years, Mann is best known for his sleekly organic sculptured tables, chairs, barstools, and desks.
White Bird Gallery
Scott Johnson

Although Scott’s landscape studies are rooted in plein air painting, early-on he began to add the little touches that rouse the imagination—the faint treetops that indicate a valley beyond the hill, or the tiny glint of water that tantalizes over a grassy dune. These hints at an unseen landscape beyond the one we see, were an introduction to his dream world. His love of nature is evident in his work, but its mood, often portrayed by impending weather, dominates the objects in the landscape.