Monthly Archives: January 2015

Lunch with the curator, Bonnie Laing Malcolmson, at the Cannon Beach Cafe on Sunday, February 8.

The Cannon Beach Arts Association is pleased to announce a special Lunch with the Curator event on Sunday, February 8 from 12-1:30 pm at the Cannon Beach Cafe with Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, which is a ticketed event. Laing-Malcolmson is the The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum, she will give a presentation about the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Northwest Art and the regional exhibitions that she put together including the biennial Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, the APEX exhibition series, and the installation of the 9,500 square feet of Northwest permanent collection gallery space.
Tickets are $45 each for CBAA members and $60 for non-members. There is only 18 seats available for this intimate afternoon of conversation and Northwest cuisine. Contact the Gallery Director, Andrea K. Mace, at for more details about how to reserve your spot.

The historic Cannon Beach Hotel is celebrating it's 100th year in 2015!

The historic Cannon Beach Hotel is celebrating it’s 100th year in 2015!

The Cannon Beach Cafe is located in Cannon Beach Hotel, directly south of the Cannon Beach Gallery in Midtown.

Substrates will be the theme for our March invitational show.

March 5 – March 29
Artist Reception: March 7, 5 – 7pm

Substrate: The ground upon which stuff is built.
Also, substratum: The material of which something is made
and from which it derived its special qualities.
A group show where artists utilize a variety of media to explore their impressions and expressions of substrates. Artists include Marilyn Joyce, Mary Ann Puls, Shawn Demarest, Liza Jones,
Susan C. Walsh and Kathleen Ryan.

Artist Statement ~ Marilyn Joyce

One definition of substrate is the ground upon which something is built. Since my work is inspired by what is experienced on my walks over a variety of terrain, the substrate literally becomes the land that I walk on, and the layers beneath. In further exploring the concept of substrate, I was drawn to a fundamental place within my art practice of drawing on paper. The paper is the foundation upon which the marks, thick and thin layers of material, form information based on the graphite and charcoal – a back and forth dance that creates a tactile quality. In these drawings, the material itself took precedence over the image, with one drawing informing the next.

Marilyn Joyce

Marilyn Joyce

Artist Statement ~ Susan C. Walsh

One definition of substrate is that it is the foundation for a work of art – the base and material with which art is created. It can be a source of humble beauty by itself.
As an artist who makes signs, I use letters and numbers as substrates. They are the building blocks of words and I often design them in ways to create the image of the business I am making the sign for. Over the years, I have come to appreciate how beautiful the forms and shapes of letters are in their own right. These woodblock prints celebrate some of the letters and symbols of the English alphabet.

Susan C. Walsh

Susan C. Walsh

The woodblock plates themselves are substrates for the prints. I have put together the blocks in pairs, printed them, and then framed the plates as works of art.
The physicality and the relief carving of the woodblock plates tend to steal the show for me.

Artist Statement ~ MaryAnn Puls

MaryAnn Puls creates non-representational art: paintings, drawings and objects. She uses a provisional approach and expressive combinations of repurposed materials and substrates: pencil, paints and collage elements. Each piece records spontaneous impulses and thoughtful arrangements. It follows its own script and leaves traces of an unknown visual language with results that are strangely familiar, attractive and quirky all at once. Everyday visual stimuli, words and an arm-chair interest in natural science create constant fodder and themes in her work.

MaryAnn Puls lives and works in Portland, Oregon and was recently awarded a professional development grant through the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

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Passport to Art! Special rates at premier Cannon Beach Hotels the next two weekends!

Special rates from our Lodging Partners are just one of the great perks of participating in the Winter All Juried Show, either as an artist or art lover!

Cannon Beach Hotel Lodging is offering special rates for the Winter All Juried Show drop off / pick up weekend January 29-February 3rd, 2015 and during the opening weekend of the Winter All Juried Show, which includes an Artist’s Reception with guest curator, Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, February 5-9th, 2015.

Rooms at the historic Cannon Beach Hotel will be $89 a night on weeknights and $99 on weekends, this special rates includes breakfast in the charming Cannon Beach Cafe on the ground floor of the hotel.

The historic Cannon Beach Hotel is celebrating it's 100th year in 2015!

The historic Cannon Beach Hotel is celebrating it’s 100th year in 2015!

Grand rooms at the Courtyard Hotel are $99 midweek and $119 for the weekend. The Courtyard Hotel features modern units that face a small, private brick courtyard with a gently burbling fountain, petite flower garden and guest library.
The Courtyard is steps to the beach.

The Courtyard is steps to the beach.

The Hallmark Resort is also offering special rates, their Artists Special: Rooms starting at $99* for Ocean View Queen or Non-View One Bedroom King & Queen Suites.

“Enjoy the pleasure of an escape to the ocean front Hallmark Resort and Spa, in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Closest to Haystack Rock and a newly renovated contemporary ocean front location and luxury spa escape.”

The view from the Hallmark is outstanding.

The view from the Hallmark is outstanding.

*Call toll free 503-436-1566 to reserve, mention (CBAA) at the time of reservation to receive your special rate. Offer available for reservations made for Stormy Weather Arts Festival (November 3-8th, 2015), January 29-February 3rd, 2015 and February 5-9th, 2015 at the Hallmark Resort & Spa in Cannon Beach. Rates and room styles dependent on dates of stay and availability. This offer does not include taxes or pet fees and cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Some restrictions and exclusions may apply, please visit our website for more information.

Artist’s Mix & Mingle Event added to Winter All Juried Show

On Friday, January 30, from 5 – 7 pm, artists participating in the Winter All Juried Show are invited to attend a free Mix and Mingle event at the Cannon Beach Café. The evening will provide artists submitting their work to the juried show that day a great reason to stay in town and enjoy the camaraderie of other artists from across the state. CBAA Director, Andrea K. Mace and the CBAA’s Gallery Committee will be hosting the event which will feature light refreshments and appetizers.
The Cannon Beach Cafe is located just south of the Cannon Beach Gallery on Hemlock Street in the historic Cannon Beach Hotel, which is currently celebrating its’ 100th birthday.
In addition to donating the venue for the Artist’s Mix & Mingle event, Cannon Beach Hotel Lodging is also one of the CBAA’s lodging partners with special rates weekends, January 30 – February 1 and February 6 – 8, 2015.

The historic Cannon Beach Hotel is celebrating it's 100th year in 2015!

The historic Cannon Beach Hotel is celebrating it’s 100th year in 2015!

Find out more information about lodging partnerships here.

The Cannon Beach Arts Association has received funds from Cannon Beach’s Tourism and Arts Commission for its Juried Show Program in 2015.


Summer Art Camp plans are underway

The Cannon Beach Arts Association is pleased to offer the 13th Annual Summer Art Camp from July 13 – 17, 2015.

The class schedule is currently under development, so please stay tuned to discover the topics that will be offered. A few favorites will be returning this year, including Ireta Sitts-Graube’s watercolor class for younger children and Karen Meili’s Kids Yoga class. Classes will be held at the Cannon Beach Community Church located at 132 E Washington Street in Cannon Beach. Classes are generally limited to ten students per class to allow for the best student:teacher ratio. Students will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay in returning your registration form once they are available!

General Camp Information:

Class materials are provided. Students should wear comfortable clothing appropriate for doing art and craft activities. Some classes involve use of paints and glue that could damage clothing; please dress accordingly.

Please bring drinking water and a light snack to class if desired. Food and drinks will not be provided by class instructors. Students ages 5-14 who plan to stay on campus between the morning and afternoon sessions will be required to register for the Supervised Play Hour. Students must bring a sack lunch. Activities will be offered to keep kids moving and engaged!

The CBAA Art Camp provides a fun and safe learning environment for all ages.

The CBAA Art Camp provides a fun and safe learning environment for all ages.

The Supervised Play Hour is offered free to Cannon Beach Arts Association members, with a $5/per day fee for non-members. In addition to reduced tuition at Art Camp, CBAA members receive monthly exhibit mailings, our bi-annual newsletter and a 5% discount on purchases at the Cannon Beach Gallery.

We look forward to helping you meet your full creative potential!

New work by Gretha Lindwood is on display in the retail area of the gallery.

Gretha Lindwood started showing at the Cannon Beach Gallery last summer as part of our Shared Oregon Visions exhibition. Since then, her miniatures have become a sought after item by gallery patrons. Lindwood just delivered a group of eight new pastels, 6″ x 6″ in response to this insatiable demand for her elegantly rendered pastels.

These paintings are created with pastels, a dry medium made of pure pigment with just enough binder so that the pastel sticks hold their shape. I usually work on acid free artist grade sandpaper which is made specifically for use with pastels.

Intrigued by the challenge of how to paint varied landscapes such as snow bedecked mountains, undulating fields of grass, high desert plateaus, clouds, and water in a convincing manner, I have chosen luscious oil paints on canvas or buttery soft pastels on sandpaper as my materials.

By painting in the traditional plein air style and by using an impressionistic touch, my landscapes invite the viewer into the scene. These landscapes can bring to mind the smell of sage after a rain in the desert, the feel of soft mist from a foggy morning on your cheek, or the taste of a salty ocean breeze on your lips.

Crisp, refreshing, and vivid are words that have been used to describe my paintings. The use of vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of my work which I developed during my career as an illustrator and graphic designer. As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, I cherish our unique landscapes honed by water and time and delight in capturing their beauty in the lush colors of pastels or oils to share with the viewer.


Artist’s Reception & Fairy Tea Party this weekend!

Join us to celebrate a fabulous new installation at the Cannon Beach Gallery with artists Carl Annala and Peter Greaver at an opening reception this evening from 5-7 pm.
There will be a Fairy Tea as well on Sunday, January 4 between 2 – 4 pm which is also free and open to the public. Tea and cookies will be served and there will be a table for children of all ages to create their own fairy inspired crafts.
Greaver has spent the last year exploring the hidden world of fairies in a reflection on the mystical aspects of the natural world. Greaver will show a collection of Fairy Houses and mixed media work, two-dimensional work.
“Raised in a family of artists, I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon. Many of my earliest drawings are images of elves and fairies,” Greaver explains about his early inspiration for the project that he has been working on for the last year.
“These fairy houses are inspired by Victorian fairy painting and vintage children’s books, as well as older folklore. I am also inspired by old Chinese spirit houses; miniature houses where the spirit of ancestors were welcomed and remembered,” Greaver writes in his artist statement.
Painter Carl Annala will be exhibiting a series of paintings of the forest as a personal cathedral to accompany Greaver’s work.
“The forest is a cathedral and my heaven lies in the quiet wreckage of the forest. In the forest I see echoes of the modern world; networks, collapse, growth, fruit and homes. I look with a modern painter’s eye to find powerful compositions to photograph in the most chaotic areas of the forest. Being a student of both Lucinda Parker and Christie Wyckoff, I see their marks in me now, I stand one foot in a pile of minute twigs an the other in a heap of thick paint, pushing photography towards abstract expressionism, pushing painting towards neo-post-impressionism,” Carl Annala writes of his latest body of work.
Funds were received from U. S. Bank’s charitable giving grant program for the Columbia Pacific Region to sponsor the Individual Artist Grant show as an Exhibit Underwriter.