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Looking at Landscape: Plein Air Oil Painting Workshops

Looking At Landscape Weekend: 18 – 19 June

As part of our Looking at Landscape weekend we have organized two workshops with Joanne Radmilovich Kollman. The classes can be taken individually or as a full weekend. Participants can also participate in the Plein Air & More festival the following weekend, through an exhibit aimed to showcase  artworks created by the participating workshop artists. This exhibit will be shown in Cannon Beach Arts Association’s mobile gallery, first in the car park of Cannon Beach Gallery on Friday 24 June, 6 – 8pm, with a reception in the gallery, and then on Saturday 25 June in the US Bank car park in downtown Cannon Beach.

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman is a Northwest painter whose work ranges from commercial illustration to etchings and oil paintings. For the last twenty years, she has produced hundreds of illustrations for magazines, children’s books, and commercial clients, while maintaining a steady practice in studio painting and graphics. Joanne has a lyrical style and unique eye for design.

In 2008 Joanne received a professional development grant through the Regional Arts and Cultural Council of Portland Oregon to attend an advanced portrait workshop in Philadelphia at Studio Incamminati. Joanne works on painting and portrait commissions out of a studio in the historic Troy laundry building in Southeast Portland. Joanne recently received an artistic focus grant through the Regional Arts and Cultural Council for 2013 figurative works, Northwest neighbors: Who Are We?

Saturday 18 June

Plein Air Oil Painting Class: Coastal Painting with Joanne Radmilovich Kollman: 1pm – 4pm

Soliquay, oil on board by Joanne Radmilvich Kollman

Soliquay, oil on board by Joanne Radmilvich Kollman

Meeting at the gallery for preparation, the class will then move to a scenic location to paint under the guidance of Joanne Radmilovich Kollman. The class is open to artists at any level of experience. We advise you to bring you own materials, but sufficient materials will be made available to participate at a beginner level. Dress for painting, sand and changeable weather.

The class will include the creation of a small work, which will be exhibited in the CBAA’s mobile gallery during the Plein Air & More festival. Workshop participants may also submit a completed small work for consideration (largest dimension should not exceed 24 inches, and artwork should be exhibition ready.)

Single Class: $50 each (10% discount for members)

Weekend Ticket Available: $100 (10% discount for members)

Sunday 19 June

Plein Air Oil Painting Class: Landscape Painting with Joanne Radmilovich Kollman:. 10.30am – 1.30pm

Garden location for Sunday workshop

The location for this class is at Cannon Beach Arts’ Executive Director’s home with panoramic views of forest land above Astoria. Transport will be provided from Cannon Beach, leaving Cannon Beach Gallery at 9.30am, or you can make you own way and meet the group there (location provided on booking).

The class will include the creation of a small work, which will be exhibited in the CBAA’s mobile gallery during the Plein Air & More festival. Workshop participants may also submit a completed small work for consideration (largest dimension should not exceed 24 inches, and artwork should be exhibition ready.)

Single Class: $50 each (10% discount for members)

Weekend Ticket Available: $100 (10% discount for members)

Cookout and Paint: 2pm – 6pm

To make the most of what promises to be a lovely day of painting and as a fund-raiser for Cannon Beach Art Association, following Joanne Radmilovich Kollman’s class, there will be a cookout at 2pm, and then artists are invited to stay and paint as long as the light is good. Friends and family may buy tickets for this event and join their artist for lunch in this lovely location. Anyone wishing to join the lunch may also buy tickets to support the work of CBAA.

Cookout and afternoon of painting: $20 per head

Fees                                                                                                                                      

Weekend Ticket: $100 (10% discount for members)

Includes: Artists’ talk (Saturday, 18 June 11am), two classes (each 3-hours), transport to second location from Cannon Beach (if required), and the cookout meal. Participants will also be given the option of exhibiting selected works create during this weekend in the CBAA’s mobile gallery during the Pein Air Festival the following weekend.

Single Class: $50 each (10% discount for members)

Cookout and afternoon of painting: $20 per head.

Classes are limited 8 participants, early booking is advisable. To Book Please email cannonbeacharts@gmail.com

Plein Air & More Festival: 24 – 26 June

Plein Air & More: 24-26 June

Plein Air & More: 24-26 June

Landscape as Perception: Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Landscape as Perception is curated by Janet Bland, an accomplished artist in her own right. She has selected three artists, Jef Gunn, Joan Stuart Ross & Michael Southern, who each approach landscape in a fresh way using different media.

Friday 24 June

Joanne Radmilvich Kollman

Joanne Radmilvich Kollman will be painting at one of the Plein Air locations. Call the gallery for updates on her location.

Plein Air Mobile Gallery Reception: 6 – 8pm

Cannon Beach Arts Mobile Gallery will be parked in the carpark of Cannon Beach Gallery and will be showing our Plein Air featured artist and selected works from students of our Plein Air painting weekend.

Saturday 25 June

Joanne Radmilvich Kollman

Joanne Radmilvich Kollman will be painting at one of the Plein Air locations, and at the Artists’ Swarm in the Coaster Theatre Courtyard 2-4pm. Call the gallery for updates on her location.

Plein Air Mobile Gallery: 10am – 5pm

Cannon Beach Arts Mobile Gallery will be parked in the carpark of US Bank and will be showing Cannon Beach Gallery’s featured Plein Air artist, selected works from students of the CBAA Plein Air painting weekend, and selected works from Icefire Glass Studio. The Mobile Gallery will also act as an information and voting point for the Plein Air & More Awards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape as Perception: 11 June – 10 July

Reception: Saturday, 11 June, 6 – 8pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, 18 June, 10.30-noon

Landscape as Perception is the gallery’s contribution to the Plein Air & More festival. The show is curated by Janet Bland, a talented landscape artist in her own right. She has selected the work of three artists, Jef Gunn, Joan Stuart Ross and Michael Southern, who each approach the representation of landscape in different and fresh ways.

These three artists were chosen because they “go at” the idea of landscape very differently – in image, as well as medium and location.  Yet, there are connections and similarities:  a range of exploration of place, a consideration of the influence of memory, spirit, and emotion, and the physicality of their work.  They create onsite as well as in the studio. There is the conveyance that the concept of landscape painting is a very big and differing world.

When I began thinking of this show, a range of painting images came to mind:  Indian miniatures to Turner landscapes to David Hockney, the differing versions of L’Estaque by Cezanne, Derain and Braque, and even the landscape work of Joan Mitchell.  

How we perceive is so individual – we bring with it all the emotions of the day.  The same place is never the same painting.  What artists do goes through a filter filled with emotion, history, experience and even the quality of their eyesight.  Everything will be different tomorrow, and the artist is “recording/conveying” how it felt and looked today… at this moment in their lives.

My hope is the viewer, will walk away from this exhibit with an expanded view of “what is landscape;” that your ideas and perception have been challenged and changed. (Janet Bland)

Jef Gunn

Far Shore II, Oil on panel by Jef Gunn

Far Shore II, Oil on panel by Jef Gunn

Jef Gunn was born in Seattle, and returned there following his studies in drawing and painting in California through the 1970s and a period living in Barcelona and Paris in the 1980s. He explains that he “moved back to Seattle in 1980 for the rain (really) and because of paintings I had seen at the Francine Seders Gallery (by Guy Anderson, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves and others). I didn’t understand them, but when around them my inner life awakened with memories of my boyhood in the region of Puget Sound. I have lived up and down the West Coast and now make my home in Portland.”

Gunn is a passionate student of Asian art, and his work draws on multiple lineages of art, culture and spiritual legend. His own family legend tells of his maternal grandfather being born under the floorboards during an Indian raid in 1890s Saskatchewan.

Gunn has taught painting and drawing in Seattle since the mid 1990s, has participated in multiple group exhibits at the Art Gym, Marylhurst University and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and had a solo show at Oregon State University in 1995. He was nominated for the 2013 Northwest Artist Awards, and is represented by the William Traver Gallery in Seattle, Cedar Street Galleries in Honolulu, and Augen Gallery in Portland, Oregon. His participation in the this show is courtesy of Augen Gallery

Michael Southern

Deep Interior by Michael Southern

Painter and printmaker, Mike Southern lived and worked in Portland, Oregon from 1995 until the summer of 2009. He then uprooted and moved to the wilds of the South Pacific, Christchurch, New Zealand, before returning to Portland in 2012.

He studied intaglio printmaking, making his first etching in 1988 at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He obtained a MFA in printmaking from the University of Georgia in Athens in 1995. His landscape paintings are imagined, representing no particular area and are created entirely in the studio. These paintings have evolved over the years as his research into the techniques and materials of the old masters continued.

I see landscape as a metaphor for an ideal place. Painting is the physical act of constructing my home; a place of refuge. I want the art that I put into the world to be reminiscent of a better place and a more beautiful place (like the distortion of a dream or memory), but not so definable as to be specific or representative of a real place. Memory and experience serve equal measures in the definition of place. There is the “reality” of place: rocks, trees, tall mountains. (Michael Southern)

Joan Stuart Ross

Tiers, encaustic and mixed media by Joan Stuart Ross

Tiers, encaustic and mixed media by Joan Stuart Ross

Joan Stuart Ross’s work examines the spirit of physical, mental and emotional places, their metaphysical properties and mysteries, and how we inhabit them. Her non-linear narratives celebrate the transient nature of light and how it can make the opaque appear translucent.

Some of my inspiration draws from the Great Basin’s windy “high lonesome,” the Northwest’s fog and mist, the ecstatic race of surf and spume and the subtext of items from personal history.

My work is obsessive and repetitive. I layer, carve, scrape, assess and reassess. I combine painting and the intaglio process in layers of medium, embedded collage, and incised expressive lines filled with color. Layers of visual information, grids, tangents and trajectories connect, cross and convene to reveal what happens on and underneath the surface. (Joan Stuart Ross)

Joan Stuart Ross is represented by River/Sea Gallery, Astoria, Ryan James Fine Arts, Kirkland, WA and WaterWorks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA.

Landscape as Perception is supported by a grant from The Ford Family Foundation and is Sponsored by US Bank. It is CBAA’s contribution to the Plein Air & More festival organized by Cannon Beach Gallery Group.

CBAA is also planning a weekend plein air painting event the weekend prior to the festival supported by a grant from the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation. This will be led by the Painter, Joanne Radmilovich Kollman. Details can be found on the project page →