Monthly Archives: October 2014

Holiday gift buying at the Cannon Beach Gallery.

A great way to support the arts is to do some of your holiday shopping here at the Cannon Beach Gallery, where we carry a wide array of jewelry crafted by local designers, many of whom call Cannon Beach home.
In the something new category, we are carrying a new line of leather bracelets by Red Bike Design which are colorful, fun and very affordable at $36 each. Local artist Deb Swensen Stoner hand cuts and dyes the leather before finishing them off with a beeswax finish that will soften and patina with time.

Red Bike Design

Red Bike Design

The Cannon Beach Gallery also has received a new shipment of work from Roots and Wings jewelry, hand delivered by mulit-talented artist, Ashley Mersereau whose beachy bohemian flair amazes visitors from across the globe. Susie Aoki also had delivered a new shipment of her organically inspired jewelry crafted from sterling silver and copper, including three new cuffs that are oh so elegant and contemporary.
Not to be out done, Cannon Beach’s own Elizabeth Pattison has created a line of day of the dead earrings featuring Swarvoski crystal skulls that are simply to die for.
Also on hand are the dazzling stone pendants of Lisa Kerr’s Seafever Design; Andrea K. Mace’s Beach Road Design featuring Czechoslovakian pressed glass beads, and the crystal delights of Carolyn Propsts Aerocap Designs.

Lisa Kerr of Sea Fever Design is known for her exquisite stones.

Lisa Kerr of Sea Fever Design is known for her exquisite stones.

The CBAA Garden Party was a great success!

The CBAA capitalized on one of the last beautiful days of Fall to host a Garden Party at Beth Hollands greenhouse.
A big thank you to all who came out for this special event, especially to Beth Holland for opening her garden up to supporters of the CBAA for the afternoon.

DCIM100GOPROThere is talk of having a follow up Gala Event next summer, which sounds like a perfect opportunity to mix and mingle surrounded by one of Cannon Beach’s hidden gems.

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Stormy Weather Collectors Preview Party

The Cannon Beach Arts Association will kick off Stormy Weather Art Festival with a special evening of art, food and engaging conversation with our guest curator, Jennifer Zika, of the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery on Friday, November 7 from 6-8pm.
The Collector’s Preview party is for serious art lovers who want to have the first pick of artwork from the ever popular 28th Annual Miniatures Show, Glimpses. The miniatures show features a eclectic mix of art work, including traditional paintings, photographs, etchings and sculpture.
The featured artist for the show, basket maker Donna Sakamoto Crispin, will also be at the party to answer questions about her approach to basket making. Sakamoto Crispin, is known for her work both in natural materials and using wire to crochet vessels.

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Since 1986, Donna Sakamoto Crispin has been creating contemporary baskets that incorporate Pacific Northwest indigenous techniques, Japanese aesthetics, and materials and inspiration from the natural world. Her work ranges from baskets of handmade paper and cedar bark to life-size figures woven from willow branches.
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To master traditional techniques, Sakamoto Crispin attends workshops by Japanese and aboriginal instructors. “The influence from other cultures isn’t something I take lightly,” says Sakamoto Crispin, a third-generation Japanese American. “I try to be respectful.”
Sakamoto Crispin hand-gathers about 80 percent of her basketry materials. She grows several willow species in her garden for the twigs, and she harvests leaves from day lily and iris plants. Weaving materials fill two bedrooms of her Eugene, Oregon, home.

Jennifer Zika is the current Director at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, where she has served in that position since the fall of 2000.

  Jennifer Zika at work at the Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery.

Jennifer Zika at work at the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery.

As director, Zika is a liason for Oregon artists, clientele, and a staff of approximately 100 volunteers who help operate the gallery and greet the public. The gallery showcases some 250 artists and presents 3 large shows each year, in addition to various events to educate the patrons and volunteers about the artists’ work.

Prior to moving to Oregon, Jennifer worked as a manager and district manager for The Limited Inc. in San Francisco, New York city, and for a short while in Portland. She was a volunteer for SFMOMA in the photography department for several years when she resided in San Francisco, working on various projects to help organize components of their photography collection.

Glimpses, the 28th Annual Miniatures Show

The 28th Annual Miniatures Show, Glimpses, will open on Friday, November 7 with special events planned to coincide with Stormy Weather Arts Festival. The featured artists for the show are basket makers Donna Sakamoto Crispin, and Kathleen Kanas. In addition, the Miniatures Show is a juried exhibition that features artwork in all media created by artists from across the Northwest. This year’s guest curator is Jennifer Zika of the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery.

On Friday night, the CBAA will kick off the Stormy Weather Arts Festival with a Collectors Preview Party from 6-8 pm with guest curator Zika and artist Donna Sakamoto-Crispin. This is a great opportunity for serious buyers to come in and see the show at the beginning of this busy arts festival weekend.

On Saturday night, there will be an open Artist’s Reception from 5-8 pm with artists from the Miniatures Show and Zika in attendance.

Featured artist, Donna Sakamoto Crispin, is known for her work both in natural materials and using wire to crochet vessels. Since 1986, Donna Sakamoto Crispin has been creating contemporary baskets that incorporate Pacific Northwest indigenous techniques, Japanese aesthetics, and materials and inspiration from the natural world. Her work ranges from baskets of handmade paper and cedar bark to life-size figures woven from willow branches. To master traditional techniques, Sakamoto Crispin attends workshops by Japanese and aboriginal instructors. “The influence from other cultures isn’t something I take lightly,” says Sakamoto Crispin, a third-generation Japanese American. “I try to be respectful.”
Sakamoto Crispin hand-gathers about 80 percent of her basketry materials. She grows several willow species in her garden for the twigs, and she harvests leaves from daylily and iris plants. Weaving materials fill two bedrooms of her Eugene, Oregon, home.
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Jennifer Zika is the current Director at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, where she has served in that position since the fall of 2000.
Jennifer Zika Jennifer Zika hard at work.

As director, Zika is a liason for Oregon artists, clientele, and a staff of approximately 100 volunteers who help operate the gallery and greet the public. The gallery showcases some 250 artists and presents 3 large shows each year, in addition to various events to educate the patrons and volunteers about the artists’ work.

Prior to moving to Oregon, Jennifer worked as a manager and district manager for The Limited Inc. in San Francisco, New York city, and for a short while in Portland. She was a volunteer for SFMOMA in the photography department for several years when she resided in San Francisco, working on various projects to help organize components of their photography collection.

There is more information for artists interested in participating in the Glimpses show on the Juried Show Program page of our website.

Cannon Beach artist, Elizabeth Pattison, at the Jeweler's Showcase last year.

Cannon Beach artist, Elizabeth Pattison, at the Jeweler’s Showcase last year.


There will be a Jeweler’s Showcase all day Sunday featuring Cannon Beach jewelry designers and their one of a kind creations.