Cannon Beach Events: The 18th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

“Blue Jays” Andrea Johnson, White Bird Gallery

 

The ingredients for a spectacular Cannon Beach Event?  Start with fifteen art galleries, 40 artists, and 20 innovative chefs.  Together they will create the unique energy of the 18th annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival in Cannon Beach this weekend.

The members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group invite you to visit the varied and beautiful art galleries of Oregon’s most delightful beach town, especially this weekend.

The Spring Unveiling Arts Festival is an unparalleled experience for the art lover.  And, Cannon Beach is an unparalleled destination for beach lovers.

On May 4-6, each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Virtually every medium will be represented, featuring inspiring paintings, sculpture, bronze, glass, and jewelry.

The weekend includes special unveilings, artistic demonstrations, and receptions which you are welcome to attend.    You can download the schedule for the weekend here     

Edible Art

This year, local chefs have partnered with Cannon Beach art galleries.  Each has selected a work of art that has inspired them to create their own edible art. Everything from a special coffee drink to a four-course wine pairing dinner has been developed.

You can enjoy the inspired fare at various restaurants, coffee houses, and candy stores throughout town. (click for more details).

For example, Newmans at 988. Chef John Newman and Sous Chef Eric Kliewer of Newmans at 988,  have collaborated on a prix fixe menu for the weekend based on the work of four artists represented by DragonFire Gallery. The Escargot appetizer pays tribute to Andrew Holmberg’s garden sculpture. The spinach salad course takes its inspiration from“Sunset Ridge,” a photograph by Tad Hetu. The rabbit entrée was inspired by the
“What’s up Doc” painting by Bev Jozwiak.”  And, the poached pear dessert is based on a
Virginia Parks painting.

Even candy maker Brian, of Bruce’s Candy kitchen, is inspired.  At Imprint Gallery, a whimsical cow sculpture by artist Sara Swink, started his dreaming of caramel with wonderful whipped cream.  They will be available at the gallery all weekend.

With sunny skies in the forecast, it looks to be another wonderful weekend in Cannon Beach!

 

“Catch of the Day” Jacques and Mary Regat, Bronze Coast Gallery

 

The Palette Puddlers Schedule Labor Day Art Exhibit in Cannon Beach

by Ellen Zimet

Who’s your daddy? by Ellen Zimet

The Palette Puddlers are a group of professional female artists, many of whom have painted together for many years. Every Monday, rain or shine, they gather to paint in some inspiring Cannon Beach location. During their weekly get togethers, they provide mutual support, critique artistic efforts and share the joy of creativity. They just have a lot of fun, too.

Labor Day weekend is one of the three times each year when the group creates an art gallery at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce to show and sell their original work. (Other times are over Memorial Day weekend and at the Stormy Weather Arts Festival.) The Labor Day exhibit will be set up at 207 N. Spruce Street, and hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 4-6, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Monday, Sept. 7. Participating artists will provide both morning and afternoon demonstrations of their particular styles throughout the weekend.

Near Camp, by Susan Bish

Near Camp, by Susan Bish

The Palette Peddlers are Louise Birkenhead, Patricia Button, Ireta Sitts-Graube, Susan Bish, Jeannette Gran-Davis, Debbie Janssen, Betty Brower, Judith Fredrikson, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Sheila Brown, Mary Ann Gantenbein, Susan Thomas, and Ellen Zimet. Many of these artists show their paintings and artwork in other venues in the Northwest. Their works can be found in homes throughout the state, as nationally as well.

Hydrangeas, By Debbie Janssen

Hydrangeas, by Debbie Janssen

The Palette Puddlers have created their fourth art calendar highlighting the artwork of individual group members. Each month of the year features a painting in the artistic style of one of the 13 artist members. Calendars cost $20. They can be purchased at the event or online at palletepuddlers.com.