27th Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Some of the Northwest’s most successful artists will converge on Cannon Beach, Oregon as the community hosts its annual fall celebration of the arts, the Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 7-9. The city’s galleries will present special exhibits, artist demonstrations and host receptions for their guest artists over the three-day festival. Other signature festival happenings include a Friday night “Art in Action” event and a Saturday night concert with Cooper & The Jam.
Throughout the weekend, the public will have the opportunity to attend gallery receptions and meet guest artists, some as they demonstrate their techniques. Guest artists in the galleries will include sculptors Matthew Gray Palmer, whose public installations include a life-size elephant composed entirely of small aluminum butterflies at the Virginia Zoo; and Georgia Gerber, known for her 25 bronze wildlife sculptures at Portland’s Pioneer Square Courthouse and the life-size “piggy bank,” Rachel, at the entrance to the Pike Place Public Market in Seattle. Landscape photographer Christopher Burkett, recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in Cibachrome (Ilfochrome) printing will discuss his latest large-scale photographic prints created with this traditional photographic technique. Work by Cannon Beach’s best-known resident artists will also be showcased during the festival including paintings by Jeffrey Hull and blown glass by Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland, all of who have been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Art Beat” television program.
The weekend kicks off Friday night with the Art in Action event where artists represented by Cannon Beach galleries will be in the spotlight as they demonstrate their techniques in painting, carving or sculpture. Finished works will be for sale at the event and a silent auction will offer attendees the opportunity to bid on unique Cannon Beach experiences, travel packages and other items. On Saturday, musicians will be performing throughout town and galleries host artist receptions and demonstrations throughout the day and evening.
On Saturday night, the festival will feature Cooper & The Jam in concert at the 200-seat Coaster Theatre. A limited number of tickets are available for Art in Action and Cooper & the Jam concert. Tickets for Art in Action are $55 per ticket or $99 for two and concert tickets are $35. Tickets for both events can be purchased online and more information can be found at www.cannonbeach.org.