Monthly Archives: August 2014

Summer Music Series

We have three music nights planned for August and September.
First up is a traveling modern folk act, Billy Mack, who will be playing this Thursday, August 14, from 6-8pm. It is hard work to be on tour, come out and show these guys some support.
Thursday, August 28 and September 11, Cannon Beach’s Wes Wahrmund Trio, featuring Stirling Gorsuch on bass and Jonathon Tate on drums will be back at it with their unique fusion of samba rhythms, world music and improvisational jazz. Also, 6-8pm with light refreshments, no cover charge!

Here is some more about this traveling minstrel.

About Billy Mack Collector
Billy Mack Collector is a folk music project by Billy Mack and any friends who might be around to sing, play, or stomp along. The songs are “Happy Songs About Being Uncomfortable, Food, and Community.”

Billy Mack
Billy Mack travels the country by bus, foot, plane, train, bicycle, and car to sing songs in living rooms, gas stations, museums, coffee shops, art galleries, video stores, pizza places, bamboo forests, farms, fruit stands and anywhere else that might be willing.

Billy Mack Collector began recording in 2007 and touring in 2008. Since then, Collector has played in almost 200 cities, 45 states, and 3 Canadian provinces. Most recently, Billy toured (mostly solo) from November 20th, 2013 until April 8th, 2014 in support of the album “A Little Beet.” The new album, “It’s Okay To Carrot!” is available as of May 16th. (Both albums are available on cassette tape via Driftwood Records)
Currently, Billy Mack Collector is about to embark upon a multi-leg tour including a tour across the great plains and rocky mountains with Gina From Constantine (July 20th-August 22nd) and a tour down the East Coast with Jammypants (August 26th-September 12th)

Thank you to the City of Cannon Beach’s Community Grant Fund and Fort George Brewery for sponsoring this event!


October 1 is the deadline to apply for the Individual Artist Grant

October 1, 2014 is the Deadline for the CBAA’s Individual Artist Grant

The Cannon Beach Art Association, in conjunction with the city of Cannon Beach is both privileged and honored to provide an annual grant of $3,000 to an individual artist within our community. The Individual Artist Grant is one of the most visible and dynamic programs of the Cannon Beach Art Association.

The annual award provides an artist the opportunity to further pursue and explore their creative vision.

Past recipients include Jon Broderick, whose “Fisher Poet’s Anthology evolved into the annual Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria. In a nod to its roots, the Gathering still concludes the weekend with a reading at The Cannon Beach Gallery. Other projects have been varied and unique according to the vision of the artist. They have included self-published books such as the extraordinary Colors of Cannon Beach by Grant Wood and Comin’ Over the Rock by Peter Lindsey.

Recipient of the 2102 – 2013 Individual Artist Grant is fiber artist, Jessica Sund. Her collection titled “Coats, Capes and Vests: An Exploration of ‘Do-it-Yourself’ through Fiber Arts”. Sund’s imaginative and creative collection included five wearable art pieces that used a range of textiles and fibers, with embellished techniques of historical clothing components.

The 2014 – 2015 Individual Artist Grant is Peter Greaver who will explore the concept that nature contains unseen and magical forces, by creating a series of Fairy Cottages using a wide variety of materials and found objects. Peter’s Fairy Cottages will be featured in January 2015.

We are exceedingly grateful to the city, volunteers and Cannon Beach Art Association for making this commitment to the arts in our community. It enables an artist to create an innovative body of work over the time frame of one year. The Cannon Beach Arts Association has been the threshold for many professional careers in the arts. The Individual Artist Grant is truly a time for celebration.
Individual Artist Grant 2013-2014

Feathers is the next featured show in September

Feathers featuring new work by painter Carol Riley and photographer Neal Maine opens on September 5, 2014 with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, September 6 from 5-7pm.

A respected north coast photographer and conservationist, Neal Maine spends countless hours watching and recording nature. “I believe birds are really about their feathers with their texture, amazing colors and patterns. My photographs seek to capture that moment when the light, the background and the bird come together and the familiar can be seen in a new and beautiful way.”

Carol Riley is a well known regional painter. She too shares Neal’s reverence for nature and fascination with birds. Her work is often inspired by the microcosm of activity in the courtyard garden just outside her studio.

 Neal Maine

Neal Maine