6th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival will Feature Work of Nearly 50 Artists - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

6th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival will Feature Work of Nearly 50 Artists

Posted by The Oregon Coast / June 17, 2014

Cannon Beach plein air

Cannon Beach, OR – June 12, 2014 – Its no wonder Cannon Beach has been named “One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World” by National Geographic and “One of the 100 Best Art Towns in America.*” For years, the spectacular natural beauty has beckoned artists from around the world to capture the unique elements of this landscape “en plein air” or “in the open air”. To celebrate the challenging artistic style and the work of the artists, the Cannon Beach Gallery Group is presenting the 6th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival. Scheduled for June 27-29, the event will feature artists represented by 13 of Cannon Beach’s art galleries

They will create art on location throughout the town and on the beach on Friday and Saturday with their work showcased at gallery receptions on Saturday evening. They will also participate in a group show at the Cannon Beach Chamber Building Friday evening. The events are free and will take place rain or shine. Maps detailing the location of each artist will be available at all Cannon Beach galleries and the Chamber of Commerce. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions of the artists while they work, or simply observe.

Galleries and their participating artists include:

Archimedes Gallery: Catherine Thompson, David Molesky, Audrey Bagley

Bronze Coast Gallery: Cary Henrie, Pamela Claflin, , Donnie Wanner

Cannon Beach Gallery: Robert Gamblin, Scott Gellatly, Greta Lindwood

DragonFire Gallery: Anton Pavlenko, Michael Orwick, Dana Murray

George Vetter FotoArt: George Vetter

Haystack Gallery: Janis Ellison, Sally O’Neill, Pam Lambrecht-Hould

Icefire Glassworks: Jim Kingwell, Suzanne Kindland,

Jeffrey Hull Gallery: Jeffrey Hull

Jewelry by Sharon Amber: Sharon Amber, Victoria Brooks, Lisa Simpson

Modern Villa Gallery: Mary McInnis, Joachim McMillan

Northwest By Northwest Gallery: Georgia Gerber, Eric Jacobsen, Hazel


Primary Elements Gallery: Marianne Post, Anna Lee Steed, Michael Lindstrum

White Bird Gallery: Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis, Robert Schlegel, Dave and Boni



2014 Schedule


Friday, June 27

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Group Show and “Meet and Greet” reception for artists at the Cannon Beach Chamber Building


Saturday, June 28

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Artists creating work throughout the town of Cannon Beach, on the beach

and in nearby settings.

5:00-8:00 p.m.

Individual gallery receptions showcasing new work


Sunday, June 29

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Artists working on location. Group show in the Cannon Beach Chamber Building continues with new work created on Saturday. Everyone is invited to vote for “The People’s Choice Award.” Show will end at 3:30PM

For representative downloadable images of each artist’s work, along with their short biographies, please go to: cbgallerygroup.com

For more information about the individual artists, please contact their

representative Cannon Beach galleries listed on the website.

*The 100 Best Art Towns in America: A Guide to Galleries, Museums, Festivals, Lodging and Dining, Fourth Edition by John Villani.


Also, from June 23-27

Painting Coastal Color and Light Workshop

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (daily)

Join noted artists Michael Orwick and Eric Jacobsen for five days of painting spectacular coastal scenery. The class will focus on infusing life and personality into your work and on the fundamentals of landscape painting. Open to painters of any level.

For more information or to register, contact Eric Jacobsen [email protected]   509-364-0018

For more event information:

   Bonnie Gilchrist


   [email protected]


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