Monthly Archives: August 2016

Waters: Recent Paintings By Mark Andres: 22 October -27 November

Reception: Saturday, 22 October, 6 – 8pm

Artist’s Talk: Sunday, 23 October, 11am – noon

Mark Andres is a multimedia artist fluent in drawing, painting, animation and film. Stylistically, his color palette evokes comparisons to Fauvism, and his work certainly pays some tribute to German Expressionism. The paintings are a product of an experiential process where, in his words, “the mysterious rhythms of the place resonate in my body”. His intention is to communicate the freshness, excitement and brevity of his first glimpse and initial experience of a place. He is keen to qualify that this is no Impressionist manifesto, explaining, “the rhythms I refer to are also abstract and graphic, not just about the fleeting effects of light.”

Australian Sector, 24 x 30 inches, by Mark Andres

Australian Sector, 24 x 30 inches, by Mark Andres

In his depiction of Astoria, Andres balances a sentimental affection for the town’s quaintness with the matter-of-fact inclusion of harsher, lest picturesque elements — in much the same way the town balances leisure and industry. In a recent review of his animated film The Somnambulists, Enid Spitz says, “When he looks at the Northwest landscape, painter-turned-filmmaker Mark Andres’s brain jumps around like a parakeet on speed.” This remark tells of the fleeting nature of experience and a desire to take in every detail and nuance, but does not express the very deliberate nature and concise resolution of the finished works, which is the result of a highly developed painter’s aesthetic.

Every Man's Wish On Board, 20 x 24 inches, by Mark Andres

Every Man’s Wish On Board, 20 x 24 inches, by Mark Andres

Mark Andres is drawn to this small coastal town at the mouth of the Columbia River, as part of an instinctive need to seek waters. He explains, “I grew up in Maine near the sea and ever since have found myself drawn back to waters as if my legs were connected to a divining rod. The paintings in this exhibit were all made on site, even the ones made in the dark. Waters run through them whether those of Portland or Astoria; when I stand at the easel in front of these scenes I feel those waters running through me as well.”

Wires, 12 x 16 inches, by Mark Andres

Wires, 12 x 16 inches, by Mark Andres

For nearly 30 years, Mark Andres painted and drew what he terms “observational paintings from the landscape and the model,” characterized by an unerring color sense and impeccable compositions. More recently, though, Andres has been combining imagery in paintings that suggest a narrative flow, although not a linear one, because, as he notes, past, present, and future often collide in these works. Andres, who studied at the Art Institute of Boston and the University of Massachusetts, has taught at Portland Community College since 1991.

2017 Exhibition Program: We want your Ideas

We are currently working on our exhibition program for 2017, and invite you to submit your ideas for possible shows. We are seeking ideas from artists and art lovers alike. These proposals will be reviewed by our Program Committee. Each year’s program consists of nine curated exhibitions. Three of these are juried shows, leaving six possible slots to fill with your ideas. We will not be able to fulfill everyone’s proposals, but the more proposals we get the better our program will be. We look forward to your suggestions.

Deadline for proposals: 31 August before 4pm

The Program committee will be meeting to discuss these proposals in early September with the goal of confirming the program by the end of September.

Proposals from Art Lovers & Visitors

Have you seen a show that just blew you away? Do you know of an artist you would just love to see show in Cannon Beach? We would love to hear your suggestions. You can email your suggestions to cannonbeacharts@gmail.com. You do not have to know the artist personally to suggest them, but if you are personally connected to the artist, please state that in your email.

Your email should include:

  • The artists name and media they work in
  • A link to a website showing their work
  • If you have a personal connection to this artist – Your willingness to broker an introduction, or the artists contact details

Proposals from Artists

Please submit your work or exhibition proposal  for consideration by delivering materials to Cannon Beach Gallery no later than 4pm on the 31 August. You may submit as an individual artist or an idea for a group show. Artists should be prepared to collect their materials following the selection process. If you require material to be shipped to you, you should provide appropriate prepaid shipping envelope.

Materials should include:

  • A summary of the exhibition proposal – The Idea
  • Artist statements & resumes for each of the proposed artists
  • A contact sheet providing all contact information for each of the proposed artists
  • Six – ten work examples for each of the proposed artists provided as jpg images on a CD or thumb drive. Images should be a minimum size of 6 x 8 inches at 300dpi (1800x2400px). If this is not the work that will form the exhibition it should be representative of the work that is likely to form the show. If the work is likely to be significantly different you will need to include an explanation of what you plan to do.

Narrative Ceramic Sculpture

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3 September – 16 October

Reception – Saturday 3 September, 6 – 8pm

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Strawberry Woman by Wesley Anderegg

Strawberry Woman by Wesley Anderegg

 Akio Takamori, Margaret Keelan, Heidi Pruess Grew, Robin & John Gumaelius, Jacquline Hurlbert, Michelle Gallagher, Babette Harvey & Wesley Andergg

Narrative Ceramic Sculpture bring together a collection of works by nine ceramic artists who explore narrative in their work.

Narrative Ceramic Sculpture: A Story Told Through Clay

Narrative Ceramic Sculpture features works by ceramicists Wesley Anderegg, Akio Takamori, Michelle Gallagher, Jacquline Hurlbert, Margaret Keelan, Babette Harvey, Heidi Preuss Grew, and the husband and wife team, Robin and John Gumaelius. Each of these artists explore narrative, creating sculptures that engage the audience and invite personal interpretation. Each piece has evident or implied narrative, drawing on the artists’ individual real-life experiences or imagined worlds. The viewer is more than a voyeur, bringing their own viewpoint influenced by their biases and experience of the world, they become an active participant. In this way, each piece has a unique meaning to each and every viewer. This is the power of a story. As it is retold and is translated it becomes the interpreter’s own.

Ceramics by Akio Takamori

Ceramics by Akio Takamori

Each artist’s work is ultimately influenced by his or her own experiences. Akio Takamori began his career in ceramics studying functional ceramics in Japan, but was later influenced to change his approach following his move to the United States. His current work is figurative in nature. Takamori has his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University. He has an international reputation and has work in museum collections including the Los Angels County Museum of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Ariana Museum in Geneva, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including three National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grants (1986, 1988, 1992), the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant (2006), and the USA Ford Fellowship (2011). Takamori’s works are courtesy of collectors Michael and Driek Zirinsky.

Pregnant Lady by Wesley Anderegg

Pregnant Lady by Wesley Anderegg

Wesley Anderegg draws from real-life observations and then allows his imagination to develop his subjects based on what he supposes his invented characters might do. Anderegg’s work has been featured in ceramic publications, and he has exhibited widely, including at The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery.

Team of Three by John & Robin Gumaelius

Team of Three by John & Robin Gumaelius

Robin and John Gumaelius, “feel” their pieces into existence instead of thinking them into existence. This is demonstrated by the whimsical nature of each piece and the unique individual contribution each of them make. Their work is featured in galleries throughout Oregon and the Northwest. Robin and John Gumaelius are exhibiting courtesy of White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach.

Keeping Her Mischief in Check by Jacquline Hurlbert

Keeping Her Mischief in Check by Jacquline Hurlbert

Jacquline Hurlbert’s work frequently reflects an internal exploration of the different personalities that reside in each of us. Hurlbert received her art degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and her master’s in sculpture at California State University at Northridge. Her work is featured at several galleries throughout the U.S.

Cockatoo Secret by Margaret Keelan

Cockatoo Secret by Margaret Keelan

Margaret Keelan typically recalls her childhood and the way we all change as we age and become more entrenched in the world. She has been working in ceramics for over 40 years. In 1970 she received an Advanced B.A., from the University of Saskatchewan and in 1976 her M.F.A., from University of Utah. She has received multiple awards in Canada and the U.S. for her work.

The Voyeur by Heidi Preuss Grew

The Voyeur by Heidi Preuss Grew

Heidi Preuss Grew’s inspiration stems from daily interactions with others and her need to share those with others. She has earned degrees from Ohio University and University of Illinois and has taught at Willamette University. Her work can be found in permanent collections all over the world.

The Minotaur by Michelle Gallagher

The Minotaur by Michelle Gallagher

Michelle Gallagher is a Portland artist and set designer who has a background in early childhood education, which influences her tendency to sculpt children and the young and tender developing ego. Gallagher is exhibiting courtesy of the RiverSea Gallery, Astoria.

Holding the Future by Babette Harvey

Holding the Future by Babette Harvey

Babette Harvey lives and works in Oregon, where the mountains and ocean are within an hour or two drive from her house. Surrounded by nature, this has become the underlying narrative throughout her work. Her imagery draws on the natural world, humanity, and environmental issues. Each sculpture reflects these subjects through the juxtaposition of nature imagery and human centered objects.

A catalog is available for this exhibition, funded by The Ford Family Foundation. Cannon Beach Gallery’s exhibition program is supported by the City of Cannon Beach Tourism & Arts Commission and Cannon Beach Community grants , The Ford Family Foundation, The James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, and our membership.

 

Printmaking Panel Discussion and Studio Tour

Panel Discussion: Printmaking, Ideas, Techniques & Practicalities

Saturday, 20 August, 10.30am – noon

Frank Boyden, Liza Jones and Jani Hoberg will be discussing their work as printmakers, how they approach their work, their influences, careers, and the practicalities of being a practicing artist. The audience will include other invited artists contributing to a lively discussion.

This is a free event, but reserved seating can be booked through our square shop – Book Reserved Seating

Printmaking Studio Tour

Sunday, 21 August, 10.15am – 3.30pm

Leaving from and returning to Cannon Beach Gallery 

An opportunity to visit two artist studios and see the artists demonstrate different printmaking techniques. Ticket includes transport and picnic lunch. Tour leaves from and returns to Cannon Gallery. The tour will visit Susan Walsh & Claudia Johnson’s Studio, where Susan Walsh will demonstrate linocut printing, and following a picnic lunch we will be visiting the studio of Liza Jones and Paul Miller, where Liza Jones will be demonstrating etching techniques.

Tickets: $60 nonmember, $50 member – Book Tickets