April 6 - April 29
"The Verde Show: A Green Inspired Art Show"
Curated by Royal Nebeker with featured artist, Ashley Mersereau
The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to announce it's second annual green inspired art show, entitled Verde, which will open on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The featured artist in the show is Manzanita based artist, Ashley Mersereau, who will be exhibiting new work from her "up-cycled" jewelry line, Roots and Wings. In addition, painter and printmaker Royal Nebeker, will be acting as the curator for the juried component of the exhibition. The Verde show is being underwritten by Western Oregon Waste.
Ashley Mersereau was raised in Arch Cape, a fact that she says has informed and shaped her life as an artist in countless ways. In her late twenties, she has a passion for creating that goes back as long as she can remember. While she works in many media, it is her jewelry line that is taking the bulk of her attention these days. Ashley has been involved with the infamous "Trashion Show" sponsored by Cart'M each year, in which local artists find new and interesting ways to use recycled materials to create Haute Couture fashions, as a designer. This experience creating beautiful fashions from discarded goods was part of the inspiration for her RootsAndWings Jewelry line, which utilizes up-cycled materials.
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products, and it is often used by artists interested in working in an environmentally friendly way.
"I'm attempting to make my life, in as many ways as possible, a beautiful, creative act. This is such a multi-faceted idea to me, and takes many forms. I believe deeply that the best way to serve the world is to fully, and without reservation, become the happiest, truest version of yourself. Do what inspires you, what makes you feel fulfilled, and do it now," Ashley writes on her successful Etsy site, Roots and Wings site, one of the venues for selling her creations.
The juror for the show, artist Royal Nebeker, was born in San Francisco in 1945, got his MFA at Brigham Young University in Utah in 1971, and now lives near Astoria. Many local residents know him as a fixture in the art department at Clatsop Community College for over twenty years. He is also a very successful artist who draws on his time in Norway in much of his work. Nebeker continued his art studies in Norway in 1972 and the country still resonates in his painterly imaginations.
The Cannon Beach Gallery scheduled this year's show to coincide with Earth Day, which has become a time for people to reflect on their relationship to the environment. That is exactly what many of the artists whose work will be on display at the gallery have done, they have thought about how to work with discarded materials in innovative ways to make beautiful works of art. As a tie in with Earth Day, the Gallery will be hosting an Artist's Talk on Saturday, April 20 at 4pm, in which artists who have work in the show will reflect on the question, "What does mean to work green as an artist?"
The Artist's Talk as well as the Artist's Reception are both free and open to the public. The Cannon Beach Gallery is open Thursday-Monday from 10am-4pm.
Thank you to our underwriter of this show, Western
March 1 - April 1 "The
Artist Reception: Saturday,
March 2, 5-7pm
The art gene is often passed
from generation to generation.
This exhibition will showcase the work of one of Cannon Beach's most long
standing art families, the Greavers, who have been making
art in town for over 30 years. In addition to the wonderful
work of both Harry and Hanne Greaver, this show will
also feature the detail rich paintings of their son, Peter
Greaver and jewelry creations of their grandson,
Thank you to our underwriter of this show, The Maine Boat Gallery.
Through February 28th: Sacred and Profane: the Art of Collage
The Cannon Beach Gallery will feature the work of four vanguard Oregon artists, Eunice Parsons, Rex Amos, Liz Cohn and Grace Sanchez, in a new exhibit entitled Sacred and Profane: the Art of Collage from February 1-28, 2013. The Artist's Reception will be held on Saturday, February 2 from 5-7pm, a monthly event which is free and open to the public, providing a great opportunity to engage the fascinating cadre of artists who exhibit at the gallery over the course of the year.
The most well-known of the group of artists is 96 year old Eunice Parsons of Portland, who has been part of the Oregon arts scene for at least fifty years both as an instructor at the Portland Museum Art School and as an exhibiting artist who fell hard for the art of collage. Parsons is still actively creating collage from torn bits of paper that she has collected over the decades, with every scrap that she comes into contact with possible grist for her mill.
In addition, Cannon Beach's own resident artist, Rex Amos, who is known as a "scissors" man will be featured in the exhibit. Amos, was an unruly member of the Portland avant-garde in the 1960s and 1970s. Over the summer of 2012, Amos' work was featured in the Study Gallery and Print Study Center at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem. While some collage artists such as Eunice Parsons tear their papers, Amos is a remarkably skilled cutter, able to trim and cut complex edges with great precision and to piece the cut forms together into imagery that is exotic, art historical, erotic, and at times, political.
Liz Cohn, is both a devotee to the art of collage and an owner/member of 12x16 gallery and owner of Gallery 6 PDX, both in Portland, Oregon. Cohn is the innovator behind the Playing with a Full Deck series of over 1,400 collaborative collages on playing cards, which was featured at the Cannon Beach Gallery last winter. A friend and colleague of Eunice Parsons, Cohn will show a new group of non-representational collages.
Grace Sanchez, also of Portland, often includes figurative elements in her collage work. As an artist, Sanchez is curious about the perception of an image.
"I am interested in the psychology of seeing, and its connection to how we hold an image in our mind and then interpret it through our minds eye. Thus through our filters of experience create a kind of hierarchy of seeing thereby creating our own narrative," Sanchez explained of her most current body of work.
In a curious twist, Sanchez spent an afternoon with Eunice Parsons in her studio in the fall. "It was thrilling, as she is sort of a hero to me and certainly informs my work," Sanchez said of the visit.
"She presented me with a stack of 'Eunice papers' and admonished me to 'do something significant'," Sanchez recalled.
A few weeks later, to Sanchez's complete surprise, she was invited to be in the Sacred and Profane show with Eunice Parsons, Rex Amos and Liz Cohn.
Geisha, collage by Eunice Parsons
Collage by Grace Sanchez
Love Me, Rex Amos
Blue Hummingbird, Liz Cohn
Through January 28th: The Chimera Show: Mythological and Hybrid Creatures
Chimera: Mythological and Hybrid Creatures featuring new paintings by Cannon Beach painter Dmitri Swain is now open at the Cannon Beach Gallery and will run through Monday, January 28, 2013. In addition to Swain's new paintings of birds, fungi and light prisms the show includes the work or regional artists who were juried into the show, including Liza Jones, Peter Greaver and Stirling Gorsuch.
The theme for the show was chosen to stretch the imagination of participating artists and too enliven the gallery space with something never before done. Chimera are mythical animals from Greek Mythology. While a chimera can be any creature with disparate parts from various animals, it is also specifically a fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head, a goat's body and a serpents tail.
Artist Dmitri Swain used his current body of work as a vehicle for examining his own personal cabinet of curiosities, he is interested in pulling back the veil and revealing something strange.
"The artwork becomes a narrative about creatures, animals, flowers, mycology, biology and even science itself. Then the canvas becomes a story weaving a tapestry about ecology. In a time of computers and digital mediums, the paintings are meant to bring naturalism to our lives," Dmitri explained about the group of fifteen paintings.
Also, the Cannon Beach Arts Association will kick off a new music series, Mix and Mingle Jazz Night, beginning on Friday, January 11, at the Cannon Beach Gallery. The weekly event will be held from 6-8:30 PM on Fridays night through the spring (January 11-May 31, 2013) and will feature Cannon Beach jazz guitarist, Wes Wahrmund and friends. This event will be free and open to the public, light appetizers and libations will be served. The event is being funded by the Cannon Beach Arts Association and the City of Cannon Beach's Tourism and Arts Fund.
More information about this event can be found on the website by following the Cannon Beach Gallery on Facebook.
IMAGE: Dmitri Swain, Allegory (The Golden Fleece), Mixed Media on Canvas, 16x20", 2012
Cannon Beach jazz guitarist, Wes Wahrmund will be featured every Friday night at the Cannon Beach Gallery in a new Mix and Mingle Jazz Night
December 8-31 "Artist Grant Exhibit" and "Volunteers Show"
Artist Reception: Saturday, December 8, 6-8pm
The Cannon Beach Gallery will be showcasing the work of the many volunteers who donate their time and talents to operate the programs of the Cannon Beach Arts Association in its' annual Volunteer Show from December 6-31, 2012. The Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, December 8 from 6-8pm and will feature libations, appetizers and lively conversation.
The Cannon Beach Arts Association is a volunteer run, non-profit director with several programs that directly impact the quality of cultural life on the northern Oregon Coast, including an Annual Summer Art Camp that is held at the Cannon Beach Elementary School in late July, an Individual Artist Grant, Scholarships to High school seniors pursuing the arts and the Cannon Beach Gallery.
The Cannon Beach Gallery is manned primarily by a Docent Staff, and many of these individuals are artists who work in a variety of media. The Volunteer Show will showcase the photography of Manzanita resident, Linda Cook; paintings by Cannon Beach resident, Clement Lee and the fabric assemblages of another Cannon Beach resident, Bonny Gorsuch.
In addition, there will be new work by Gallery Committee members Liza Jones, Janet Bland, Barbara Temple Ayres and Sally Lackaff. Those members of the Board of Directors who are also artists will also have work on hand, including CBAA Board President, photographer Don Frank and Vice President Mary Bess Gloria.
So, all in all, it should be a colorful and diverse show which celebrates the multi-faceted talents of the many individuals who make the programs of the CBAA thrive.
Linda Cook, Photograph, "San Miguel" --- CBAA Gallery docent and Manzanita resident
Linda Cook, Photograph, "The Palouse, Wa."
Annual Miniatures Show
November 3 - December 3
Artist Reception, Saturday, November 3, 2012, 6-8pm
A part of Cannon Beach's town wide arts celebration, the Stormy Weather Arts Festival, the Miniatures Show is always popular with art patrons looking for holiday gifts and collectible art in all media by local and regional artists.
The Miniatures Show is a juried show which artists from across the Northwest submit work to, including such local favorites as Hanne and Harry Greaver as well as mosaic artist and painter, Zemula Fleming. This year, fiber artists Aina Tonjes and Jody Swanson from Manzanita, Oregon will be the featured artists. Aina Tonjes is the proprietor of T-Spot and the voice of the ever popular Trashion Show produced by Cart'M. Jody Swanson will be showing close-up, three dimensional views of insects and their environments. The insects will include wasps, bees, moths, damsel flies and dragon flies (mostly flying insects) rendered in felt, cloth and wire.
Aina Tojnes, Untitled, Card Sized Quilt, Fabric & Mixed Media, 2012
Cannon Beach Photo Review Exhibit
Artist Reception, Friday, October 12, 6-8pm
The Cannon Beach Gallery Invitational Photography Exhibit opens Friday, October 12 with an Artists' Reception from 6-8 p.m. A dynamic collection of fine arts photography will be displayed mounted on eco-conscious bamboo or maple, handcrafted by the "bike-riding, tofu-eating Portlanders" at Plywerk. Plywerk is a Portland based company that has been offering an alternative to traditional framing since 2007. Plywerk is one of many sponsors of the Cannon Beach Arts Association's newest landmark event - the Cannon Beach Photo Review. This three day event brings together industry professionals in publishing, media, and museums with aspiring and established photographers for networking and critique of photographic work. The Invitational Exhibit will feature the work of both reviewers and reviewees, including the work of LensWork Magazine publisher and esteemed northwest photographer, Brooks Jensen, and fine arts photographer Blue Mitchell of Diffusion Magazine.
Learn more about the Cannon Beach Photo Review
Image, Mark Crummett, Greeting at the Crossroad, 11x14"
A Room with a View
September 8th-30th, 2012
The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to announce that Jennifer Zika of the Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery will be curating a juried art show in September, entitled Room with a View. This exhibit will feature painter Deborah DeWit in addition to the juried show and opens on Saturday, September 8 with an Artist's Reception that evening from 6-8pm. The monthly Artist's Reception at the Cannon Beach Gallery are a lovely way to mingle with artists, community members, and visitors while enjoying lively conversation, light appetizers and libations. The exhibit will run until Sunday, September 30 and is being underwritten by Escape Lodging of Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Artist Deborah DeWit has recently moved to the Oregon Coast where she is remodeling a 1922 farm house with her husband, filmmaker Carl Vandervoort. A well-known Northwest artist, DeWit has been featured in several books, Traveling Light: Chasing and Illuminated Life, a literary memoir about her photographic years; In the Presence of Books, a portfolio of over 40 of her pastels and paintings about reading and the book; and Painting Cats a story of her experience taming a feral cat, named Cabbit, illustrated by her many cat paintings.
"Home: Moonrise at Sunset"
medium: oil on wood
August 4-Sept 3 "Coastal Flora and Fauna"
Artist Reception, Saturday, August 4,
Cannon Beach is always rated one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and includes old-growth forestland with its own amazing array of wildlife. An invitational show, artists will present their visions of creatures and chlorophyll of the NW coast.
Some of the artists: Sally Lackaff, Liza Jones, Donna Sakamoto Crispin and Barbara Temple Ayres.
Above: Susan C. Walsh, One of a Murmur, Color Reduction Linoleum Block Print, 2012
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology / Five Artists
June 28 - July 31, 2012
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 30,
The Cannon Beach Gallery will be hosting a dynamic exhibit, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology / Five Artists, from June 28-July 31, 2012 with an Artist's Reception on Saturday, June 30 from 6-8 pm. The exhibit will feature work by Carol Riley, Andie Thrams, Deborah DeWit, Frank Boyden, and Greg Wilbur.
Located on Cascade Head in Lincoln County, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology was founded by Frank and Jane Boyden in 1970. Since then, the Sitka center has developed a mission of expanding the relationship between art, nature and humanity through workshops, presentations and individual research projects in a manner that is in harmony with the inspirational coastal environment of Cascade Head.
In 2010, the Oregon-based Ford Family Foundation recognized the Sitka Center as a "Golden Spot," a place of distinctive natural beauty that "inspires artists to conceptualize their work in new ways." It was that combination of awe-inspiring beauty and artistic freedom that drew founders Frank and Jane Boyden to the locale in 1970, and that continues to bring creative people back year after year. "There's a tremendous power in this place, in this land," says Frank Boyden. "And I think that power really changes people's lives."
The exhibit at the Cannon Beach Gallery represents a unique grouping of work by a handful of Oregon artists who have been involved with the Sitka Center as instructors, board members, along with artist and co-founder, Frank Boyden.
In addition to a group of etchings by co-founder Frank Boyden; the show will also include Carol Riley's sumptuous watercolor paintings with birdlife and botanical themes; artist books and paintings by Andie Thrams; raising, an ancient metal-smithing process that stretches malleable metal into striking contours by Greg Wilbur; and paintings by Deborah DeWit.
The Sitka exhibit is being sponsored through generation donations by Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals and Dick and Deanne Rubinstein. The Exhibit Underwriting Program is a new way for businesses and patrons of the arts to support the innovative cultural programming of the Cannon Beach Arts Association by selecting a month long exhibit at the Cannon Beach Gallery to sponsor.
Greg Wilbur, "Heat"
4'x4' raised and hammered copper/brass
"One Fine Spring Day"
18" x 18" (framed) Watercolor / Mixed Media
Landscape x 3
June 2 - 24, 2012
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 23,
The Cannon Beach Gallery will be hosting three talented painters, Bets Cole, Phyllis Trowbridge and Michael Lorenzini from June 2 -24, 2012 for a show entitled Landscape x 3. The Artist's Reception for this show will be held during Cannon Beach's Plein Air and More Festival, on Saturday, June 23 from 6-8pm.
The first of the three painters, Bets Cole, has achieved success in showing her artwork nationwide over the past 25 years. Cole's paintings are energetic, spontaneous, colorful and for the most part executed in the plein air tradition.
Presently, Bets Cole spends her time traveling around the world painting in such prestigious events as the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Invitational in the Columbia Gorge and the week-long Plein Air Artist Invitational "In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran" at Zion National Park. She received awards at both the Columbia Gorge and the Zion events.
Phyllis Trowbridge is also an established Oregon landscape painter, drawing and painting year-round. In 2008, D.K. Rows of the Oregonian wrote of her work, "There's enchantment and enigma, quiet awe in these paintings of lifting fog, melting snow and placid lakes."s
Trowbridge has exhibited extensively in such prestigious exhibits as the Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum and the Schneider Museum in Ashland.
The third painter, Michael Lorenzini, fell in love with painting via surfing. A resident of Seaside, Oregon, Lorenzini says that his passion for painting began in the cold, frigid waters of the Pacific. "I fell in love with the dynamic movement of water, the hypnotic changing of forms and colors. It didn’t take long for me to develop a passion for communicating this experience through art."
Also a plein air painter, Lorenzi seeks to capture the mystical and wild nature of the ocean and its coastal surroundings in his art.
"Learning directly from the subject can be a trying and frustrating experience, especially on the Oregon Coast. Direct sunlight is a precious commodity here, and the dedicated painter must drop everything to pursue it," Lorenzini explained about his passion for this particular form of painting.
For Lorenzini, this includes several-mile hikes, lowering oneself by rope down steep embankments, waiting out rain squalls, "and just enduring generally miserable conditions."
As an artist, the reward comes when the right decisions are made, and an infinite number of variables synthesize to communicate a strong sense of place in finished paintings.
All three artists will be participating in the festivities surrounding Cannon Beach's outdoor art event, Plein Air and More, over the weekend of June 22-24, 2012. The highlight of this event is when artists from all of the participating galleries set up their easels throughout down town and in prominent locations on the beach.
For more information, visit the Cannon Beach Gallery Group's website: www.cbgallerygroup.com or follow the Cannon Beach Gallery on Facebook.
Pacific Coast Town, Bets Cole, Watercolor
Seal Rock, Bets Cole, Acrylic
My Favorite Place, Michael Lorenzini, Oil on Board
Mountains, Arch Cape, Michael Lorenzini, Oil on Board
Neskowin Dunes, Phyllis Trowbridge, Oil
Low Tide, False Klamath Cove, Phyllis Trowbridge, Oil
Books as Art
May 4 - 28, 2012
Artist Reception: 6-8pm, Saturday, May 5
Artist Talk, May 5 at 11 am with Beth I. Robinson and Linda Piacentini-
The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to be hosting a dynamic exhibition, Books as Arts, that will feature two highly regarded Oregon artists, Beth I. Robinson and Linda Piacentini-Yaple. In addition, dozens of regional artists will be presenting their versions of an altered book. The exhibition promises to be a fascinating collection of contemporary art work which explores the book as a medium in itself.
The Books as Art Exhibit opens on Friday, May 4, with an Artist Talk on Saturday, May 5, at 11 am and an Artist Reception that evening from 6-8 pm. On Sunday, May 6, from 10am-12pm there will be a jeweler's showcase with artist Susie Aoki, whose designs incorporate simple organic shapes into elegant adornments.
The sponsors for this show are well-known author Terry Brooks and his wife Judine. The Cannon Beach Gallery began an exhibit underwriter program in 2012 to offset the expenses of running the not-for-profit gallery, which is in itself a program of the Cannon Beach Arts Association.
The Books as Art Show will also have a piece installed at the Cannon Beach Book Company downtown. In addition, the Cannon Beach Gallery has partnered with the Bistro Restaurant and the Bald Eagle Coffee Shop on a themed item relating to the Books as Art Show.
Book artist Linda Piacentini-Yaple creates book-sculptures that tell stories about our past and present and reveal glimpses of possible futures.
Piacentini-Yaple sees her work as a means of encouraging a dialogue, sometimes about uncomfortable moments in our history as a people or in our individual families. They are both engineering feats and little worlds that are sure to amaze viewers.
"The book artist interprets nature and music, decodes thoughts and ideas, clarifies questions, and illustrates answers. An artist book is the big picture--and the smallest of its details," Piacentini-Yaple explains in her artist statement for the show.
Beth I. Robinson is the proprietor for Robin Press. She is a book-based artist who often utilizes letterpress printing techniques, silkscreen, collage, box making, digital drawing and imaging. Her work deals with "the concepts of wonder, loss, transcendence, synesthesia and the book."
The gallery will also be displaying imaginative reinventions of the book in the altered book segment of the show in which regional artists took discarded volumes and created new pieces of artwork from them. Some of the artists who are participating in this segment of the show include Allyn Cantor, a former recipient of the Cannon Beach Arts Association's Individual Artist Grant; calligrapher and fine artist Marilyn Rooper; and contemporary painter Roger Hayes.
Above: Museum of the Letter, Linda Piacentini-Yaple
Above: The Cost, Linda Piacentini-Yaple
Above: Leaping Formidable Rapids, Beth I Robinson
Under 18 Regional Art Show
April 7 - April 30, 2012
Artist Reception: 6-8pm, Saturday, April 7
The Cannon Beach Arts Association is pleased to be hosting its second Under 18 Regional Art Show at the Cannon Beach Gallery, from April 7-April 30, 2012. The Artist Reception will be on Saturday, April 7 from 6-8pm and will feature kid-friendly finger foods and sparkling apple cider.
Last year, this was one of the most charming openings (and exhibits) that the gallery has ever been witness to. The gallery filled up with young people, many under 10, who were glowing with being featured in a real, live art show!
This year, the show is being sponsored by architect Jimmy Onstott, who designed the Emma White Building that the Cannon Beach Gallery shares with the Bald Eagle Coffee Shop in mid-town.
The art work from the show will be selected by the CBAA Gallery Committee in conjunction with the schools and will feature work spanning from Rockaway Beach to Seaside, Oregon. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work will be on display, with all age groups represented.
Above: Art by Nick Burns, Nehalem Elementary
On the Docent Wall during April, Bonny Gorsuch and her son, Stirling Gorsuch will be on display. Bonny is a long time docent at the Cannon Beach Gallery and well-known Cannon Beach folk artist. Her son, Stirling Gorsuch, is studying art at Clatsop Community College and has been the gallery's work study student for two years. It should prove an interesting dynamic on the front wall of the gallery, which is always reserved for the work of our volunteer staff.
"Fruits of Our Labor"
Artist Reception: Saturday, March 3, 6-8pm
The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to announce an invitational group show, Fruits of Our Labor, which will run from March 1- April 2, 2012. Two Gearhart area artists will be featured in the show, glass artist John Cook and painter Brian Cameron along with Portland based artists Suzy Kitman and Margaret Terrall. The exhibit is the CBAA's nod to Savor Cannon Beach and will highlight artwork that is thematically related to growing, preparing and enjoying food.
The Artist's Reception will be held on Saturday, March 3 from, 6-8 P.M. and is a free event, open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Suzy Kitman's large scale oil paintings of fruit and people within the landscape have been shown in invitational shows and gallery settings across the country, and have received numerous awards.
"My People in Landscape series deals directly with issues of presence and purpose. Working in oil paint, either from plein air views or from my photographs, I create vibrant and richly textured surfaces on my paintings," Kitman says of her recent work.
"These works are at once portraits of a moment in time, and of the person experiencing the land. By bringing the outside in, I hope to continue to broaden and personalize environmental awareness," Kitman explained.
Painter Brian Cameron has painted on a small scale for this show, taking inspiration from his kitchen for much of the subject matter.
"Everyday subjects from the kitchen are always available and I think people enjoy the familiar quality. The fruits give me a chance to experiment with bold colors and brush up on realism a little," Cameron says of the work.
Multi media artist, Margaret Terrall will be showing decorative trays. Inspiration comes to her from her garden and the beauty of Oregon.
"I love rich and bold color, relationships and contrasts of shapes, lines, colors and textures. I love laying down color upon color with a dry brush technique and seeing the combination of several colors show through each other," Terrall explained.
Glass artist, John Cook, has a highly visible studio on Highway 101 in Gearhart and has been blowing glass since 1968. Cook will be showing a colorful collection of hand blown cupcakes that look good enough to eat.
Suzy Kitman, Anne Views the Future, Oil
Brian Cameron, Plums, Oil
Artist Reception: Saturday, February 4, 6-8pm
For 2 years, Liz Cohn has been making art on playing cards most of which were mailed to over 150 artists all over the world for them to alter and add to in any medium. The resulting collection is over 1000 collaborative small works of unique art. This show will highlight her collection and include a juried component in which artists are encouraged to make their own "playing card" (approx.3.5"x2.5").
"The Green Show"
January 7-31, 2012
Submission Date: Thursday, January 5 between 10am-4pm
Artist Reception: Saturday, January 7, 6-8pm
An open juried show of Northwest artists, the theme is open to interpretation and can mean anything from the color green to creating "green" art.
The Cannon Beach Gallery no longer charges an application fee for its juried fee program; we do encourage artists to become a member of the Cannon Beach Arts Association.
The Annual Volunteer Show
December 9 - January 2, 2011/2012
Artist Reception: Saturday, December 3, 6-8 P.M.
The Cannon Beach Gallery will host its annual Volunteer Show from December 9-January 2, 2012 with an opening reception on Saturday, December 10 from 6-8pm.
The Cannon Beach Gallery is a program of the non-profit Cannon Beach Arts Association, and as such it relies on a group of dedicated volunteers to assist with operations throughout the year. Many of these volunteers are also artists, jewelers and photographers.
The Volunteer Show is a way of showcasing the talents of our Docent Staff, Gallery Committee Members, as well as members of the Board of Directors in a group show that will feature original art work in a variety of media.
Included in this years exhibit will be jeweler Elizabeth Pattison, a long time Cannon Beach artist in residence who works at the Gallery year round as a Docent. In addition, Bonny Gorsuch, whose lively assemblages and fabric collages always tell a story (sometimes one which is literally spelled out in Scrabble tiles) will have work on display. Gorsuch is also a long time Docent at the Gallery (ten years and running) and received the CBAA's Individual Artist Grant in 2009 for a project entitled "Random Scraps of Fabric."
In addition, the impressive etchings of Liza Jones and Paul Miller will be on display. Both Manzanita artists help with hanging exhibits throughout the year and Jones is instrumental to the success of the Gallery Committee.
Not to be left behind, several members of the CBAA's Board of Director's will also be displaying work including photographer Don Frank and the watercolor painter, Ireta Sitts-Graube.
There promises to be a lot of variety in the exhibit, including the popular felted creations of Jessica Sund, whose fingerless gloves have been flying out the Gallery doors this fall. In addition, the exquisite jewelry designs of Susie Frances Aoki will be on display, along with more traditional fine art pieces by such talented painters as Janet Bland and Barbara Temple Ayres.
Susie Frances Aoki, Jewelry
Bonny Gorsuch, Fabric Collage
Janet Bland, Untitled Oil Painting
Annual Miniatures Show: Zemula Fleming with a Juried Show
November 5 - December 5, 2011
Artist Reception: Saturday, November 5, 6-8P.M.
On the Docent Wall: Don Frank
The Cannon Beach Gallery's Annual Miniatures Show is always a popular component of the town's Stormy Weather Arts Celebration. This year the exhibition will be a certain draw with collector's from the region with the lovely, folksy art of Zemula Fleming. All of the art work in the juried show will be 6"x6" or smaller in all media. This is always a great show to do a little holiday shopping at for a unique, artful gift.
Watercolor: Featured Artist Doreen Lindstedt with a Juried Show
October 1 - October 31, 2011
Artist Reception: Saturday, October 1, 6-8P.M.
On the Docent Wall: Elizabeth Pattison
The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to announce a month long exhibit of accomplished artist Doreen Lindstedt in a show devoted to that most fickle of mediums, Watercolor. In addition to new paintings by Lindstedt, there will be a juried component to the show. The exhibit will run from October 1-31, 2011 with an Artist Reception on Saturday, October 1 from 6-8p.m.
Lindstedt's approach to painting emerged form a strong background in drawing and art history. "My intention is to put down the essential (the light, the gesture, the mood or the warmth that is central to the subject) and to eliminate the distractions," Lindstedt explained of her approach to painting.
Some of her awards include Art in Agriculture, OSU, Corvallis OR, the Northwest Watercolor Society, Seattle WA, and the Signature Invitational, at the Art Institute of Seattle.
In addition to being the featured artist for this exhibit, Lindstedt also acted as the guest juror.
Doreen Lindstedt, Basalt Cliffs, Watercolor, 2011
Doreen Lindstedt, The Tulip Farm, 2011
Scenes from Cannon Beach - Hanne Greaver and Drenda Duff
September 9 - September 26, 2011
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 10, 6-8P.M.
On the Docent Wall: Sandi Lundy
A celebration of color, light and life in master painter Hanne Greaver's new work, reflecting on her immediate surroundings in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Greaver will be accompanied by Drenda Duff, also an accomplished Cannon Beach painter who is known for her lively use of color and inspiring renderings of every day scenes on the beach.
Above: Drenda Duff
Above: TUESDAY MARKET, Hanne Greaver
oil on canvas, 30 X 40"
August Invitational - Twenty Five Years of the CBAA
August 4 - September 6, 2011
Artist Reception: Saturday August 6, 6-8 pm.
On the Docent Wall: Clement Lee
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Cannon Beach Arts Association, the Cannon Beach Gallery will be hosting an invitational exhibit showcasing more than 20 artists who have played an important role within the arts organization. The exhibit will run from August 5 - September 6, 2011 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 6 between 6-8 pm. featuring music by Evan and Lake Jiroudek. The reception is free and open to the public, light appetizers and refreshments will be served.
There will be a variety of work featured in the show, from the colorful watercolors of Carol Riley to the stained glass work of Jim Hannen. The exhibit will be a true celebration of the multitude of talented individuals who have contributed their passion and work to the arts association over the past two and a half decades.
CAROL RILEY, WATERCOLOR, FLEURISTE
Collections: A Summer Fundraiser
July 21- August 2, 2011
Reception: Saturday, July 23, 6-8P.M.
The Cannon Beach Gallery is the only non-profit gallery in Cannon Beach, and as such, it provides a unique venue for emerging and professional artists to exhibit their work. Like all non-profits, the CBAA is a constant cycle of fundraising and grant writing to be able to operate the gallery (as well as its other programs).
This exhibit promises to be a fun, affordable way to support the gallery and enhance your personal art collection.
Artists and CBAA members have donated work to the gallery to sell; including etchings by Liza Jones, Harry and Hanne Greaver and Marilyn Burkhardt.
On the Docent Wall: Linda Cook
The Painted Coast -
Janet Bland and Dee Vadnais
A part of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group's Plein Air & More Event
June 23 - July 18, 2011
Friday, June 24, 5-7 pm; Gallery Group Reception at the Chamber of Commerce: Meet and Greet with the artists from all 16 gallery group members
Saturday, June 25, Paint Out with Janet Bland and Dee Vadnais (come by the Cannon Beach Gallery to see where these two are painting for the day)
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 25, 6-8P.M.
Past Exhibit: All Juried Show
June 4-June 20, 2011
The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to announce that Carl Annala, the Cultural Arts Program Supervisor for the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro, will be the guest juror for our All Juried Show. The exhibition will run from June 4-June 20, 2011.
The Juried Show program at the non-profit Cannon Beach Gallery is one of the unique offerings of the Cannon Beach Arts Association. It provides both emerging and professional artists the opportunity to submit their original artwork for consideration by a guest curator.
Born in McMinnville, Oregon into a musical family, Carl Annala is an arts professional hailing from the Portland area. He has exhibited his drawings and paintings at various galleries in the NW for over 20 years. He holds a Bachelors of Fine Art in Drawing from Pacific Northwest College of Art and a Masters of Fine Art in Painting from Portland State University. Annala is currently a Cultural Arts Program Supervisor at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro where he is the gallery director/curator. Jeweler, writer, dancer and rock star are all titles he has enjoyed in the past.
On the Docent Wall: Stirling Gorsuch
Spring Unveiling: The Motherhood Show.
April 28-May 30
Reception on Saturday, April 30, 6-8 pm
The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to be hosting a dynamic exhibition, the Motherhood Show, featuring North West artists Nikki McClure, Liz Haley and Sophia Pfaff-Shalmiyev; as part of Cannon Beach's Spring Unveiling Festival the last weekend in April. The exhibit opens on April 28, with an Artist's Reception on Saturday, April 30 between 6-8pm. There will also be a fun loving May Day Mimosa Book Signing with Nikki McClure between 10am -12pm on Sunday.
The Motherhood Show promises to highlight the dynamic artistic abilities of three women who all have ties to the DIY (do-it-yourself) art movement of Olympia, Washington.
The most well known of the group, Nikki McClure, creates intricate paper-cut illustrations that celebrate the grace of everyday domestic scenes and nature. McClure's work appears nationally in books, an annual calendar, cards and posters. McClure will be showing 14 original paper-cuts in the Motherhood Show.
A fairly recent transplant to Cannon Beach, Oregon from New York City; Sophia Pfaff-Shalmiyev is a self described, "bicoastal feminist artist." Inspired by the many women she has met since moving to Cannon Beach, Pfaff-Shalmiyev aims to capture the ecstatic joy and the humbling vulnerability explored in her series, "Your Love Will Break My Heart," which includes photography and mixed media works.
Born in Russia in 1978, Pfaff-Shalmiyev immigrated to New York City in 1990 and then attended college at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. In Olympia, she deepened her interest in feminist politics and art, joined bands, wrote fanzines and curated art shows that explored the validity of confessional and confrontational narrative.
Another recent transplant to the coast, Liz Haley, is living in Seaside, Oregon with her young family. Born as the youngest of six children in 1972, Haley is equally inspired by the concepts of community and escape. An artist, filmmaker, musician and curator, Haley's work has been widely exhibited, including at the Anthology of Film Archive, New York; the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle. In 2005, she co-founded Valentines, an art, music and performance space in Old Town, Portland, Oregon. Haley will be showing a series of photo-collages and drawings.
Above: Source, Nikki McClure
Above: Your Love Will Break My Heart, Sophia Pfaff-Shalmiyev
Above: Space Homestead, Liz Haley
Under 18 Regional Art Show
April 2 - April 28, 2011
Reception on Saturday, April 2, 6-8 pm
The Cannon Beach Gallery will be hosting a regional youth art show entitled Under 18, from April 2 - April 28, 2011, presenting student artwork from schools stretching from Rockaway Beach to Seaside, Oregon. The show was inspired by the desire to highlight the creative talents of young people along the coast and the importance of art in our communities and schools.
Above: Art by Nick Burns, Nehalem Elementary
As Above, So Below: The Astrology Show
Featuring Liza Jones and Claudia Johnson
March 5 - March 31, 2011
Opening Reception, March 5, 6-8PM.
The Cannon Beach Gallery will be hosting a new exhibit in March; As Above, So Below: The Astrology Show. The exhibition will feature two artists based out of Manzanita, Oregon; Liza Jones and Claudia Johnson.
A well known northwest print maker, Liza Jones will be showing both etchings and pastels based on the Chinese Zodiac and Western Astrology.
A graduate of Princeton Seminary, Claudia Johnson has led classes and workshops in astrology, as well as other programs based in transformation. In addition, Johnson is known for her whimsical mixed media collages featuring such cultural archetypes as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man and Charlie Chaplin paired with the constellations in vibrant compositions.
The exhibit will include a juried component, also based on the theme of Astrology, that will be curated by Portland based astrologer, Carol Ferris. The Juried Show Program at the Cannon Beach Gallery is one of the unique programs that the CBAA offers for both local and regional artists, both emerging and professional.
Taurus Box, Claudia Johnson
Form and Function: Neo-Traditional Art
Reclaiming Intimacy in a Global Community
An Invitational Show, Feb. 3 - 28
The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to announce that it will be featuring a group show entitled Form and Function, Neo-Traditional Art: Reclaiming Intimacy in a Global Community during the month of February. The show will run from February 3 - February 28, with an Artist Reception on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 6-8PM; and features an exciting array of Oregon artists working in clay, fiber and glass.
The artists for the show are Richard Rowland, Randy McClelland, David Campiche (who will all be exhibiting Anagama fired clay work); Jamie Boyd and John Clark (glass fritz painting); Marchi Wierson (felted jewelry and objects); Julie Reisner (traditional ceramic vessels); Donna Crispin-Sakamoto (woven cedar wall hangings); and Mark Terry (pit fired figures).
In addition, there will be a Valentine Weekend trunk show featuring the Marchi Wierson and her fabulous felted creations on February 12 and 13 from 10-12pm each day.
"Self-portrait," by John Clark, glass fritz painting.
A Mark Terry figurative piece.
"Happy with Gift," Mark Terry with his anagama-fired figure; Terry is a professor at George Fox University.
A piece by artist Randy McClelland.
An All Juried Show
January 8 - 31, 2011
The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to announce that it's first exhibit of the new year will be an All Juried Show curated by Astoria artist and Clatsop Community College instructor, Kristin Shauck. The exhibit will feature original pieces in all media and opens on Saturday, January 8 with an Artists' Reception from 6-8 pm. which is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and many of the artists will be in attendance, along with guest juror Shauck.
Kristin Shauck holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Baylor University in Waco, Texas (1989) and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Texas A&M Commerce (1993). Having taught at the college level in both Texas and South Dakota for over a decade, she is currently in her seventh academic year teaching painting, drawing, and design at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, where she also serves as founding director of Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century, and annual international competition of figurative art. She has exhibited her own artwork in various regional and national exhibitions as well as internationally in England, Japan, and India.
Annual Volunteer Show
Dec. 9 - Jan 3
The show opens on December 9 and runs through January 3, 2011 with an Artist's Reception on Saturday, December 11 from 6-8PM. Volunteers are the life blood of the not-for-profit Cannon Beach Arts Association, an arts and culture organization that is entering its twenty fifth year in 2011!
As a special promotion, any gallery patron who purchases $75 or more during the month of December will receive a free CBAA tote bag. A logo, designed by Drenda Duff, featuring a raven and the famous Haystack Rock grace the canvas bags that normally retails for $12.
25th Annual Miniatures Show with Amulets and Talismans
November 6 - December 6, 2010
Opening Reception and Raffle Drawing: Saturday, November 6, 6-8 pm
The Cannon Beach Gallery will be hosting its 25th Annual Juried Miniatures Show, which will feature Amulets and Talismans by jewelers Elizabeth Pattison and Lisa Kerr. The guest juror for this event is sustainable architect, Tom Bender from Manzanita, Oregon.
Image: Lisa Kerr, Sea Fever Design
The Raffle Drawing will be held at 8pm on November 6th for Sharon Amber's Australian Opal Pendant, (valued at $2,000, see image below) which the artist donated to the CBAA to raise money for its Annual Artist Grant Program.
Every year, the CBAA selects one outstanding artist from the Cannon Beach community to complete a project with the help of a $3,000 grant.
Artists Lisa Kerr and Elizabeth Pattison are among the Cannon Beach Gallery's regular jewelers. Both artists have focused their incredible talents to create a group of Amulets and Talismans.
In addition, artists from all over the Northwest submit work to the Annual Miniatures show, which is a juried event.
All of the artwork in the show is 6"x6" or smaller and includes a variety of media.
Ecola: Landscape of the Whale
October 1 - November 1, 2010
Illustrations, Stitchings, and Remembrances by Sally Lackaff with a Juried Show and Reading by Local Authors
October 2, 6-8 PM:
October 9, 7 PM:
The Cannon Beach Arts Association will be hosting a reading and art show at the Cannon Beach Gallery with theme of Ecola: Landscape of the Whale in collaboration with the Ecola Creek Awareness Project during the month of October, 2010. The art show, which opens on October 1 - November 1, with an artist's reception on Saturday, October 2 from 6-8 PM features illustrations and stitchings by Sally Lackaff as well as a juried show. The reading on Saturday, October 9 at 7 PM will feature Tricia Gates-Brown and Peter Lindsey.
Nestled into the watershed of Ecola Creek, Cannon Beach has a rich ecosystem and history of community that is the basis of Sally Lackaff's new body of work. Born to a Cannon Beach family and returning as a young adult, the town and its environs were a pivotal shaping force in her life and career as an artist. Her new work ties elements of her own personal history in the town together with her fascination, as an amateur naturalist, in the populace of faunae centered around and nurtured by Ecola Creek.
The paths of Ecola (Whale) Creek and its tributaries, when seen from the air, form a shape resembling, discernibly, the head of a Grey whale. The yearly migrations of the whales, and the historical instance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition's visit to the native village at the mouth of the creek to view a whale's remains, have always been significant elements of Cannon Beach's makeup. Ecola Creek is an even more vital component of the region's biodiversity and allure. Designated the Landscape of the Whale, there is currently local work afoot (spearheaded by ECAP) to honor the influence of the creek on Cannon Beach's culture and atmosphere, through the enhancement and construction of a series of trails along and near the water's route. The aim is to quietly showcase the calm, essential beauty of the creek as it weaves its way down to its estuary with the ocean.
Sally Lackaff's new artworks entwine memories of departed friends and family, scavenged fabrics, wood and metal, and multi-media to illustrate some of the small and large lovely things that make up the Landscape of the Whale.
September 10 - 28, 2010: Small Portraits Group Show
The work of eleven Oregon artists will be featured in a new show at the Cannon Beach Gallery entitled, Small Portraits. The exhibit will run from September 10-September 28, 2010 with an opening reception on Saturday, September 11 between 6-8 PM. The event is free and open to the public, appetizers and libations will be served.
The Small Portraits show will showcase printmakers, photographers, painters, and the three dimensional work of Anagama Kiln artist, Richard Rowland. The other artists in the show are Don Frank, Timothy Pietsch, Zemula Fleming, Susan C. Walsh, Liza Jones, Deanne Johnson, Angelle Soans, Harold Hutchinson, Nancy Prior and Nicole Rawlins. The portraits will be of real and imaginary people and pets.
"Ralfie," Susan C. Walsh, oil on canvas, 2010
"Jenny," Don Frank, photograph, 2010
August 6 - September 7, 2010: Vessels, Wood Cuts, Monotypes, and Etchings
The August art show, Vessels, Wood Cuts, Monotypes, and Etchings, will provide the "set" for the production. The show features nine regional artists: Susan Walsh, Liza Jones, Paul Miller, Claudia Johnson, Manda Beckett, Stephan LeFlar, Mark Perry, Donna Crispin-Sakamoto and Kathleen Kanas. Reception: Saturday, August 7 from 6-8PM.
Basket, Donna Crispin-Sakamoto, featured August artist
June 26-August 2, 2010: Sea Creatures, An All Juried Show Curated by Jennifer Zika of the Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery
Reception, was Saturday June 26, 6-8 PM and included a special fundraising event, a Gourmet Cake Walk and Wine Basket Raffle. Eleven Cannon Beach chefs donated amazing deserts for an old fashioned cake walk fundraiser.
Collage/Print, Claudia Johnson, Title: Cetus--Is that you?
On the Docent Wall from June 22 - July 12, 2010
Janet Bland: A Sense of Place
These paintings are part of a series called "Sense of Place," painted within a few miles of where I live on the North Coast. This is a dynamic area, bold and beautiful, a changing environment, dominated by water - rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries, wetlands,
and the Pacific Ocean.
My paintings are a conversation - between the paint, the place and the day. I work in paint - and I want the viewer to know that. The painting is in the canvas. My task is to pull it out. It can resist and hide. Work it and it starts to reveal itself. Some paintings uncover easily; others, it takes time. The image is not placed on the canvas from elsewhere, but comes out of the canvas as I work and look. The paintings encourage looking - at ourselves, at our surroundings.
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.
Random Scraps of Fabric: A Green-Inspired Fashion Show - June 3rd
The Bonny Gorsuch Fashion Show was held at the Coaster Theater at 7PM on Thursday, June 3, 2010 displaying garments and accessories all created from 100% recycled textiles and fabrics. Oregon current events used as subject matter and basis for the garments. All garments were on display at the Cannon Beach Gallery from June 5-20.
Birds of a Feather: April 29-May 31
The Cannon Beach Gallery is hosting a two person show by Oregon artists, Carol Riley and R. Keaney Rathbun, entitled Birds of a Feather. The show will run from April 29-May 31, 2010 with an opening reception on Saturday, May 1 from 6-8PM.
Birds of a Feather opens during Cannon Beach's tenth annual Spring Unveiling weekend art festival.
A resident of the northern Oregon coast, Carol Riley is a favorite amongst many Northwest Art Collectors. Riley is known for her rich watercolors of birds and botanicals. A passionate gardener, her studio opens into a walled garden, the source of inspiration for many paintings.
R. Keaney Rathbun is a print maker and sculptor living in Portland, Oregon. His mixed media media sculptures and screen prints are autobiographical narratives. Keaney's sculptures are whimsical creations that represent a naive spirit embracing the moments that make up a life.
R. Keaney Rathbun, Don't tread on me
Carol Riley, Bird Watching
Susan Keizer and Cornelia Schulz from April 1-26
Susan Keizer's work, shown over the last 30 years in California and Oregon, can be described as expressive narrative using line as a structural device while addressing the drawing/painting dichotomy. This melding of drawing and painting goes hand in hand within the context of containment and expansion that characterizes her work. In recent years, there has been a greater focus on works on paper, as either paintings or monotypes.
Cornelia Schulz is a painter who has lived and worked in the Bay Area for over thirty years. She has exhibited both regionally and nationally since 1962 with an occasional hiatus where other involvements took precedence in her life. Her work addresses issues of abstraction, light, space, pattern, surface tension and relationship. The bold perimeters of Schulz's paintings matched with the intricate and refined surfaces, result in an engaging dialogue between grand modernist ideals and reflective, personal reverie.
Resurfacing -- Susan Keizer
Carryon, Cornelia Shulz
Water: A Group Show at the Cannon Beach - March 4 - March 29, 2010
The Cannon Beach Gallery hosted a group show with the theme of Water from March 4 - March 29.
Six Oregon artists interpreted the theme of Water in their chosen media. Cannon Beach artists Cory Burnett and Richard Gorsuch had photographs and paintings on display; Manzanita area artists Paul Miller and Susan Walsh exhibited prints, while Tori Williams had his concrete sculptural fountains on display; Portland area artist Jerry Hise had mixed media work in the exhibit.
Cory Burnett, photograph, Water, 2010
Susan Walsh, Dark Waters, reduction color woodcut
Richard Gorsuch, Oil Painting, Needles, 2009
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