Monthly Archives: April 2015

Nature Journaling Workshop A CBAA event in conjunction with the June Juried show, Terra Nova

Explore the beauty and mystery of the coastal landscape through nature journaling. Learn how to capture your observations and impressions in word and art. Strengthen your connection with the natural world by careful observation and recording of things you see, feel, hear or taste; a great way to start or continue your nature journal. The workshop is ideal for artists, naturalists, hikers or birders. All levels welcomed. Age: children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.
Our workshop will take place at Circle Creek Habitat Reserve, land conserved by The North Coast Land Conservancy, a private land trust operating on the North Coast of Oregon from Lincoln City to Astoria. Katie Voelke, Executive Director of NCLC, will provide an opening message about the land trust and the site we will be visiting today.
We will continue with a short discussion on why to use nature journaling and how to go about creating a nature journal. We will explore the habitat reserve and students will have time for hands on journaling. Participants will receive a copy Dorota’s of coloring/reading book: Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest for future reference.
Instructor: Dorota is an educator, artist and a forager. She will share her knowledge of nature journaling and plants.
Materials: Bring a sketchbook of your choice, pencil 2 B or 4 B, writing utensil (I suggest Pigma Micron black pen 005 or 01), other media of choice (color pencils or watercolors)
Things to Know: Bring water and snacks, and anything to keep you comfortable outdoors on the coast: sun hat, sunglasses, comfortable shoes and rain jacket. There are no restrooms available at Circle Creek. There will be light walking on uneven terrain, if you are unable to walk or would prefer to sit while sketching – bring your own light camping chair.
Directions: From Cannon Beach Gallery, travel south on S. Hemlock and turn left on Sunset Blvd (Columbia bank on corner). Continue on Sunset (under the 101 overpass) and turn right onto 101N. Travel 5.1 miles on 101 and turn left on Rippet Ln. Continue 0.5 miles on Rippet Ln, ending at the barn on Circle Creek Habitat Reserve.

November Juried Show: Raining Cats and Dogs & the 29th Annual Miniatures Show

One of the unique aspects of our programming at the Cannon Beach Gallery is the juried shows. CBAA is committed to delivering three shows during 2015 and  2016, giving artists across the region the opportunity to submit work for consideration. Many artists use this opportunity to build resumes and connect with a public following. Each show has a different juror to ensure a variety of viewpoints and diversity in the resulting exhibition.

The next juried show will be in November 2015.  The 29th Annual Miniatures Show has a theme of Raining Cats and Dogs this year. Paul Miller of Manzanita, will be a featured artist. Jane Brumfield, Program Director for the Cannon Beach Arts Association, will serve as juror for submission. All art work for the Miniatures Show needs to be 6″x6″ or smaller, not including framing. Artwork of all media is encouraged.  Artists may submit four pieces.

2015 Exhibition Policy  (the exhibiting policies for 2016 are under review and will be posted shortly)

Work must be no larger than 5′ (except for Miniatures Show) in height and/or width, including frame. Weight maximum is 40 lbs.

Work must NOT have been previously exhibited at Cannon Beach Gallery.
Paintings must be dry. Wall pieces must be ready to hang with wire securely attached to the back. Wall pieces without a suitable hanging device will not be accepted.

Paintings must be clearly labeled with artist’s name, medium, size and price.

Submitting Work
Drop off Days: Artwork must be submitted in person at the Cannon Beach Gallery on designated drop-off days between 10am-4pm. If artists cannot hand deliver their own work during the specified time period, they may send someone in their stead. Late submissions will not be included in the exhibition. Call Cannon Beach Gallery at 503-436-0744 with questions or to make arrangements.

Retrieving Work
Pick-up Days: Artwork must be retrieved on designated pick-up days between
10am-4pm. If artists cannot personally retrieve their work during the specified time period, they may send someone in their stead. A late fee of $5 per day will be charged to artists if they neglect to pickup artwork in the allotted time. For juried exhibitions, work not accepted for exhibition must be retrieved within 24 hours and/or prior to the exhibition opening. After 30 days, all unclaimed work becomes the property of CBAA and will be disposed of at the Gallery’s discretion.

Submitting artwork to the Cannon Beach Gallery will constitute an agreement on the part of the exhibitor to all conditions set forth here. No work that has been accepted for exhibition may be withdrawn before the closing date of the exhibition.

Review and download the forms here

Consignment Agreement
Updated Jury Form (3)

Check out the lodging specials offered to artists by our Lodging Partners

Lodging Specials

The Juried Show Program has received a grant from Cannon Beach’s Tourism and Arts Fund to help facilitate the program.


Martin Hospitality has become an annual sponsor of the CBAA

The CBAA is pleased to announce that Martin Hospitality has become an annual sponsor of the CBAA. Martin Hospitality will sponsor the annual Summer Art Camp program and they will also act as the Exhibit Underwriter for the annual Miniatures show. The Miniatures Show is a perennial favorite with regional artists and art patrons. A juried show with one featured artist, this year the theme will be Raining Cats and Dogs and will feature new work by Manzanita artist, Paul Miller. The Miniatures Show opens over Stormy Weather Arts Festival weekend every November, which adds even more energy to this popular exhibition. This year, Cannon Beach’s Stormy Weather Arts Festival will be from November 6-8, 2015.