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
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.