Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Cannon Beach Retrospective, Shirley Gittelsohn

Shirley Gittelsohn Turns 90, A Retrospective
May 1 – June 2
Artist Reception: May 2, 5 – 7pm
Spring Unveiling: May 1 – May 3
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 2, 12:20
Funding Partner: Clatsop County Cultural Coalition

1981 photo Shirley in Studio with many Haystacks

Newsflash! Artist Shirley Gittelsohn will open her oceanfront home and studio up to CBAA Members on Sunday, May 3 for a private reception from 3-6 pm. This is an opportunity for members to see the dynamic space in which Gittelsohn has painted many of her seminal works of art, some of which will be on display at the Cannon Beach Gallery for the month of May.
Gittelsohn’s studio is just north of the Breaker’s Point Condominiums at 524 Ash Street. While this is an opportunity for CBAA Members only, it is never too late to become a member of the arts association and thereby make a direct contribution to the arts in our region.

The Cannon Beach Gallery is pleased to be hosting Shirley Gittelsohn, in A Cannon Beach Retrospective from May 1 – June 2 with an Artist Reception: May 2, 5 – 7pm. This show opens during Cannon Beach’s town wide arts festival, Spring Unveiling: May 1 – May 3, with a special artists conversation on Saturday, May 2 at 12:20 pm.
Gittelsohn has been painting in Oregon for more than five decades. She was represented in Arlene Schnitzer’s Fountain Gallery during the 1970s and 80s. She’s crafted a career that celebrates her passion for painting and her love of her family – all manifested in her work. Now she struggles with macular degeneration, but continues to paint.
Taking place in the month of her 90th birthday, Gittelsohn will showcase works representing watershed moments spanning her career, including views from her Cannon Beach studio.
The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition has provided funding to the CBAA to help make this important exhibition possible.
Lands End Hotel is the Exhibit Underwriter.

Lands End

13th Annual Summer Art Camp, July 13-17, 2015

The Cannon Beach Arts Association is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Summer Art Camp will return to the Cannon Beach Community Church for the week of July 13-17, 2015. The church is located near Pig n’ Pancake at 132 E. Washington Street. Morning classes are held from 10am to 12pm, with afternoon classes from 1pm to 4pm. In addition to our full-week classes, we will offer several workshops occurring on Wednesday through Friday only. Classes are available for all ages, from preschool through adult.
This year’s camp will feature many of our most popular classes from last year, as well as half a dozen new topics for exploration. Hannah Nebeker’s Creative Kid Explorers will provide ages 3-5 an opportunity to navigate hands-on, openly creative activities. Ireta Sitts-Graube will lead her perennially popular watercolor class for ages 5-8, featuring an exploration of creatures from outer space. Karen Meili teaches Kid’s Yoga for ages 5-12. Lisa Kerr’s Jewelry Design class features use of lettering tools for inscribing words on copper metal charms. We are thrilled to have Sue Scheewe-Brown join our teaching staff this year. This renowned art teacher from the Create Channel on PBS will share her knowledge of watercolor techniques with ages 10-adult.
In the afternoons for the full week, Drenda Duff will teach Painting with Pastels, a colorful class with many innovative projects for ages 8-12. Sarah Lippold’s Canvas Creations class for ages 5-12 allows children to participate fully in all stages of the creative process. Barbara Temple Ayres will teach ages 9-adult how to make a beautiful book to be filled with colorful sketches and journal entries. Susan Simon will teach the art of encaustic painting to ages 13 and up. This exciting medium that uses pigment and hot wax to achieve a remarkable quality of work. Jessica Sund will teach weaving, a new topic for this year’s roster.
Four three-day workshops will be offered on Wednesday through Friday. They include a morning class led by Sarah Lippold on learning to use a printing press for printmaking from original creations. In the afternoons, Dorota Haber-Lehigh will teach a class called World Art Adventure, combining examination of famous architectural icons with drawing techniques, painting and collage. We also welcome two new visiting instructors from the Portland area. Sarah Ostaszewski, a fine arts graduate of Indiana University, will teach Form and Color in the Landscape for ages 12-adult. Sam Loper, a film and video arts graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, will teach solar photography technique to make “photographs” on a variety of surfaces.
We will also offer a supervised noon recess hour for students ages 5-14 who wish to remain at camp for the full day. Students must pack a sack lunch, and there is an additional fee for this service in addition to class tuition. Cost for workshops varies based on the duration of the class.

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.

Brochures in English and Spanish are available at the Cannon Beach Gallery, as well as various locations in Cannon Beach and the North Coast. Classes do fill up, so don’t delay in selecting a topic and returning your registration form. A pdf file of the brochure and registration form are available on our website below. For questions regarding the camp, contact Mary Bess Gloria at or 971-219-9413.

Summer Art Camp Brochure and Registration can be found below in Spanish and English.
2015 SAC Bi-fold
2015 SAC Bi-fold Spanish

Martin Hospitality is an annual sponsor of Summer Art Camp


The Meyer Memorial Trust and the City of Cannon Beach have provided funding for Summer Art Camp.

City of Cannon Beach

The Cannon Beach Arts Association is seeking a new Program Director

The Cannon Beach Arts Association’s mission is to support, fund and enhance the arts and artists in Cannon Beach and the region through education, events and exhibits. The Association has been operating since 1986 and is an established 501c3 supported by 9 Board members and many community sponsors. The Program Director reports to the Chair of the Cannon Beach Arts Association. The gallery is co-located with a coffee house/bakery in midtown Cannon Beach and features monthly exhibits. Our other programs include Summer Art Camp, a Summer Internship, an Individual Artist Grant and student scholarships. Cannon Beach is a natural haven for artists and an attraction to travelers worldwide.

Skills and Knowledge Required of the Program Director
• An understanding and appreciation of art and the art environment; particularly hanging art exhibits, attracting artists and art patrons.
• Grant writing and management.
• Marketing, fund raising and the use of social media.
• Computer skills and a willingness to learn new applications is a must. Microsoft Office is used to effectively monitor budgets and grants, prepare reports and market services.
• Website maintenance

• Working effectively with diverse populations; particularly as it relates to the Gallery Committee, gallery patrons, Association members, potential sponsors, volunteer training and coordination, internship training and oversight.
• Organization and coordination skills; particularly as it relates to scheduling shows, art sales and exhibitions, arranging and securing guest jurors, coordinating receptions.
• Personnel Coordination; particularly as it relates to working with the Board of Directors, Gallery Committee, volunteers and interns.
• Record maintenance; particularly as it relates to Gallery exhibit records, volunteer hours, inventory, cash and expenses.
• Communication; particularly as it relates to individuals and organizations. Acting as the spokesperson for the organization. Building relationships with the local community.
• Provide professional insights and assistance to the Board to support the Mission and Objectives of the organization.
• Develop potential funding and membership opportunities.
• Proper handling of art including shipping and receiving of art.

This is a 30-hour per week salaried position, with a starting compensation of $28,000.00 per year. Please send cover letter and resume that includes past employers and three references to the attention of Mary Bess Gloria. Describe in your cover letter what appeals to you about this position and how your experience prepares you for the job. For general information about our organization, please visit our website at For specific questions or inquiries, emails may be sent to Submission deadline April 15, 2015.

Cannon Beach Arts Association
PO Box 684
Cannon Beach, OR 97110

CBAA Program Director JD

The CBAA’s Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications.

The CBAA’s Summer Internship Program will be accepting applications From March 15 Through April 15, 2015.

The CBAA’s newest program is the Summer Art Internship, which will run from June 22 – September 13, 2015. The CBAA Intern will work at the Cannon Beach Gallery, both in a retail capacity and with the Gallery Committee and CBAA Program Director to promote and stage exhibitions.

In addition, the week of Summer Art Camp, the intern will assist the Art Camp Director in setting up, tearing down and operating the week-long camp, which is held in Cannon Beach. The time commitment will average 20 hours a week with a total stipend of $3,000 for the summer.

The CBAA Summer Intern also acts as an assistant to the Summer Art Camp Director.

The CBAA Summer Intern also acts as an assistant to the Summer Art Camp Director.

The benefits to the intern are exciting and important. They include working with a great team of art enthusiasts who care deeply about producing quality work, learning the ins and outs of gallery management, helping to install and view some of the best exhibitions this area has to offer. In return the intern should bring essential skills to this position: excellent communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and most importantly, a strong interest in the arts–specifically visual arts.


• Work gallery retail shifts 20 hours per week
• Respond to customer questions and phone calls
• Assist with mounting artwork for exhibitions, packaging and shipping artwork as needed
• Assist with implementation of Art Camp program, including registration of students during gallery shifts, assist with set up of classroom spaces of Summer Art Camp, promotion of Art
Camp through distribution of brochures to various outlets, assist with noon lunch hour program during the week of camp, and assist with final cleanup of classroom spaces
• Develop promotional materials
• Perform online marketing and promotion
• Assist with documentation and analysis of program/exhibit

Excellent computer skills are a must, with Web and social media experience preferred. Knowledge of InDesign, WordPress, and Windows operating system a plus. Time management, organizational
skills and attention to detail are important. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to interface with a large tourist influx in a small resort community to
make retail, fine art and jewelry sales. Needs to be able to function independently and in groups. A strong interest in entering a position in the non-profit sector–the arts, theater, museums–is vital.
Prefer background in customer service and sales. Candidate may either be currently enrolled or a graduate of a degree program or exemplify a passion for the arts and arts education.
Areas of Study: Art, Business, Drama, Music, Marketing

Cannon Beach Arts Internship Description

Email Application packet to

Changing Nature, The Green Show will open in April

Changing Nature
April 3 – April 26
Artist Reception: April 4, 5 – 7pm
Exhibit Sponsor: Recology Western Oregon
Oregon artists Lloyd McMullen, Tara Doherty and Steve McLeod investigate the theory that every action no matter how small has a global consequence.
McMullen & Doherty will create a small biosphere using found objects and cast off materials while McLeod will display assemblages constructed of tsunami debris.
Cannon Beach artist, Steve McLeod is known equally for his background in fine arts and as an avid beach comber and collector of tsunami debris. His work is a reflection of the life of the ocean and how worlds collide with modern plastics as a part of the worlds seas.

Bug Community by Tara Doherty

Bug Community by Tara Doherty

From the Changing Nature Artist Statement
Telling stories on the basics of being green leads to a discussion of “the butterfly effect”. From the chaos theory, the butterfly effect describes how a small change at one place can result in huge differences in a later state. The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from theoretical example of the details of a hurricane (exact time of formation, exact path taken) being influenced by the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier.
Oregon artists Lloyd McMullen and Tara Doherty propose to create an installation of mixed media work heavily incorporating found objects and cast off materials, to suggest a small biosphere investigating that theory: every action no matter how small has a global consequence.
Large cocoons and nests made from up-cycled materials hang out from gallery walls, casting shadows around the pieces. A wall of two-dimensional icons of flying creatures deifies and personifies the transitory nature of the natural world. The use of transferred images, found objects, rusty metal, broken glass, wire, wood, plastic and paper, comment on the impact of human activity on habitat. The image of cocoon especially serves as metaphor for metamorphosis: the fragile and changing nature of our planet.

For the fourth year in a row, Recology is sponsoring the green show, Changing Nature, as an Exhibit Underwriter.

This will be the fourth Green Show sponsored by the Recology company!

This will be the fourth Green Show sponsored by the Recology company!