May 2- May 27, 2013
Clay and Fire-The Alchemy of the Potter
A Group Show Curated by Richard Rowland
The exhibit is a celebration of the art of the Anagama Kiln curated by Astoria artist, Richard Rowland who is a pioneer of the ancient wood-firing process in Oregon. There will be an Artist's Talk on Saturday, May 4th at 4:30 pm, followed by the Artist's Reception from 5-7pm. The Underwriter for the exhibition is Lower Columbia Clinic.
At its heart, the Clay and Fire exhibit features a community of artists who have worked together over the years in the communal firing process of the Anagama Kiln. There are many connections interwoven between artists Jan Shield, Stan Gibson, Brad Mildrexler, Ken Pincus, David Campiche and Richard Rowland.
"In the art of earth and fire the potters are true alchemists. They shift the properties of the elements and reassemble their chosen materials into allegory or form. They build simple ovens to cook and bring fire to their work. They collect rocks and oxides to put texture and color into the mix," Rowland explained about the show.
"I have selected these artists to exhibit their work, not only because of their skillful abilities to make work, but also for their long and passionate commitment to the visual arts. Each Artist has developed their own unique method of working bringing their own ideology and ethos to their creations...decades of making art have earned them the title of Contemporary Alchemists," Rowland further explained.
Thank you to our underwriter of this show, Lower Columbia Clinic.
The Cannon Beach Gallery is also hosting Mix and Mingle Jazz Night every Friday evening from 6-8pm with musicians Wes Wahrmund and Jonathan Tate, light refreshments will be served. Mix and Mingle Jazz night has been made possible with a grant from the City of Cannon Beach's Tourism and Arts Fund.
Upcoming Exhibits and Events at Cannon Beach Gallery
Brochure of the 2013 Exhibits and Events at Cannon Beach Gallery (pdf format)
May 31-June 25 "Boats by Noel Thomas"
All Juried Show
Saturday, June 1,
Thursday, May 30,
Noel Thomas, will
be the featured artist
this month as
well as the curator of the juried show. Noel Thomas is
known for his renderings of boats on the Columbia River,
which capture essence of the river and vessels that inhabit it.
Thank you to our underwriter of this show, Lum's Auto Center.
Call for Work: Boats at the Cannon Beach Gallery
Astoria artist, Noel Thomas, will act as curator for our next Juried Shows, Boats, which will run from June 1 - June 24, 2013 with a submission date of Thursday, May 30 between 10am-4pm. The Artist's Reception is on Saturday, June 1 between 5-7pm.
Artists may submit up to three pieces for the show. All work needs to be exhibition ready with a wire attached securely to the back for hanging.
Please be prepared to retrieve any work that is not accepted into the show by Monday, June 3 (or as soon as possible). The gallery does not have storage space for artists work.
Also, for art work that is accepted but does not sell needs to be retrieved on Monday afternoon, June 24 between 3-4pm.
June 28-July 29
Janet Bland &
Artist Reception: Saturday,
June 29, 5-7pm
"Look around you...Feel
the wind, smell the air.
Listen to the birds and
watch the sky. Tell me
what's happening in the
wide world." -Nancy Farmer, The Sea of Trolls
August 1-September 3 "Print Invitational"
Artist Reception: Saturday, August 3, 5-7pm
Liza Jones will
showcase a new
group of etchings in
this exhibit. In addition,
a handful of
colleagues will be
featured as well in
this month long
September 6-30 "Still Life: A Fundraiser"
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 7, 5-7pm
Local and regional artists will create a still life painting to
sell for $125 as a fundraiser to support the Cannon Beach
October 4-28 "Shadow and Light -
This autumn invitational
artistic talent the
region has to offer
in an innovative display. Susan C. Walsh will
be featured and curator of this show.
November 2, 5-7pm
The Annual Miniatures
Show is a perennial
favorite with artists and art patrons alike. The
work of featured mosaic bead artist and painter,
Zemula Fleming, is highly sought after and
The next Juried show will be in November, 2013 which will be our Annual Miniatures Show with featured artist, Zemula Fleming. The submission date for this show is Tuesday, October 29. The show will open as a part of Stormy Weather Arts Festival on Friday, November 1 and will run through Monday, December 2, 2013. The Artists' Reception is Saturday, November 2 between 5pm-7pm.
For the Miniature's Show, artists may submit up to six pieces that are smaller than 6"x6" not including framing. Again, artists submitting to the show need to be prepared to retrieve their work in a timely manner, by Monday, November 3 at the latest.
December 5-31 "Artist
Grant Exhibit" and
December 7, 5-7pm
The Cannon Beach Arts
Association is pleased to feature the recipient
of the Individual Artist Grant, Jessica Sund. A
Cannon Beach Fiber Artist, Sund spent the last
year creating a series of garments: specifically
Vests, Coats and Capes. In addition, the myriad
of talented individuals who make the programs
of the CBAA possible through their volunteer
efforts will also have their work on display.