Monthly Archives: April 2017

2017 Congressional Art Competition

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The competition is open to high school students who reside or attend school in Oregon’s First Congressional District. Although the submission period is shorter than usual, our goal is to receive at least one submission from every high school in the First Congressional District, which includes Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop, and Columbia Counties and a portion of Multnomah County.

A panel of local artists will select the winner, whose artwork will be publicly displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year. Participants and their families will be invited to a reception on May 8 in Portland where the Congresswoman will announce the winner.

The grand prize will be a paid trip for the student artist whose artwork is selected, and one guest, to the U.S. Capitol for an award ceremony on June 29.

All entries for the competition must be received at the Beaverton District Office by 5:00pm on Friday, April 28, 2017. The address is 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 220 Beaverton, OR 97005.

Artwork entered in the contest must be two-dimensional and may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches and up to 4 inches in depth, and 15lbs in weight. The winning artwork must be framed, and cannot exceed these dimensions when framed.

Accepted mediums are as follows:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Prints: lithographs, silk screen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Collages (must be two dimensional)
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs

Please share this great opportunity with any high school students who may be interested! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me either through this e-mail address or by phone at 503-469-6010.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing all of the great artwork!

Elvia Gaona

Staff Assistant

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 220

Beaverton, OR 97005

Office: 503-469-6010

Fax: 503-469-6018

Community Art Event


Volunteering at Astoria Music Festival 

 Volunteering at Astoria Music Festival 

We have many volunteer opportunities available, all with flexible hours and commitments — from assisting to leading. If you would like more information about volunteering, please email


Astoria Music Festival seeks Home Stay Host Program Coordinator

The Astoria Music Festival is seeking a passionate and service-minded individual(s) to serve as the volunteer coordinator of the Festival’s Home Stay Host Program — which matches professional orchestral musicians from across the US and world-renowned soloists with 50 local hosts (who provide accommodations in their homes during the Festival). It’s a very unique opportunity to be a critical part of the classical music life in Astoria. Includes a pair of Platinum Summer Festival passes to all events and other attractive perks. If you are interested, please email


Astoria Music Festival seeks part-time Office Manager

Part-time position in support of the June 2017 Astoria Music Festival. Responsibilities include regular office hours to handle customer relations, community outreach & communications, ticket sales. Plays an essential role in support of Marketing Director, Artistic Administrator and Board of Directors. Position requires great organizational skills, positive energy, delight in interpersonal interactions, excellence in writing and speaking, familiarity and comfort with efficient office management standards. Position open immediately. Hourly rate negotiable. Top-notch recommendations welcome. If you are interested, please email


Join Us in Celebrating Our 15th Season, JUNE 10 – 25, 2017



•  Angela Meade sings Puccini and other audience favorites
•  Sergey Antonov appears as soloist and conductor
•  Oregon Premiere! PHILIP GLASS @ 80: Icarus at the Edge of Time, a sci-fi multi-media experience!
•  ALL-BACH: another candlelight concert in Grace Episcopal Church
•  HANDEL’S WATER MUSIC @ 300 – Composed for the King in 1717
•  FINLAND @ 100 – Centenary of Independence
•  Cary Lewis Chamber Music and MUCH MORE!

PLUS to be announced: An Operatic Concert!

Operatic Concerts have become a much loved hallmark of the Astoria Music Festival. Expect Artistic Director and Conductor Keith Clark, as always, to attract some of the most sought-after voices in the world. His ability to recruit internationally acclaimed singers to perform in Astoria is legendary!

Book Signing at the Gallery

Dame Darcy is touring Arizona, Washington, California, Oregon, and New York in April! Don’t miss this chance to see the MerGoddess herself in all her magical sparkling glory.


“Performance art / opera singing over home made trax plus reading and signing of Meat Cake Bible compilation graphic novel 500 pages of DD work for 25 years published by Fantagraphics. Plus other books, hand made prints, and tarot cards, plus tarot reading!” Meet the author and purchase signed copies of her amazing work on Saturday, April 15th from 5 to 7 pm at the Cannon Beach Gallery, 1064 S. Hemlock St. 

2017 Summer Internship

Supported by grants from the Ford Family Foundation and Pacific Power Foundation

Cannon Beach Arts Association is accepting applications for our summer Internship Program. The internship will begin June 15 and run through the end of August. We are specifically seeking an intern interested in archival work and gallery management. Activities will include documenting the history of the Gallery, working with local partners, and digitizing past marketing materials.

Candidates should have good interpersonal skills, and well-developed communication skills, as well as enjoy research and writing, be detail-oriented, and be able to work independently. Most importantly, candidates should have a strong interest in the arts, specifically visual arts. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, and Microsoft Word and Excel programs is an advantage.

Candidates may either be a graduate of a degree program, or be currently enrolled as a student, or exemplify a passion for the arts and arts education. Preferred areas of study: Visual Arts, Arts Administration, Arts Education, or Museum Studies. Candidates wishing to use the intern experience to gain course credits, should check with their educational institution regarding required documentation. Preference will be given to residents of Clatsop County and North Tillamook County.

Hours and Remuneration

  • Average of 28 hours per week (4 x 7hr. days p/w) over a three-month period.
  • Some occasional hours based around events.
  • $14 per hour, to a maximum compensation of $5500.

Application Process

Please send your résumé, including contact information for three references, and a letter of application explaining your interest and suitability for the intern position to the Cannon Beach Gallery, PO Box 684, Cannon Beach, Oregon, 97110 or email, using the subject text CBAA Intern Program.

Application Deadlines: June 1, 2017 


2017 Artist Grant

The Cannon Beach Arts Association provides opportunities for emerging and professional artists in the form of an annual grant. The Individual Artist Grant 2017 will be awarded to a local artist working in fine art, film media, craft, literary endeavors, music, or theater to provide the support necessary to expand the artist’s creative process. It is the intent to encourage a wider art audience and quality art experiences within the community. The artist must provide a return to the community by means of a temporary exhibit, performance, community education, publication, or other means as specified in the proposal.

The Individual Artist Grant is open to visual artists, writers, performers and musicians showing serious intent and working to produce original material. Artists must be part of the Cannon Beach community, producing or actively exhibiting or performing within the city, or document short-term residence for the duration of the project proposed. Note that the Cannon Beach community includes Cannon Beach, Tolovana Park, and Arch Cape.

For a complete application visit the Cannon Beach Arts Association Gallery or call at 503-436-0744 or email if you have any questions. An informational session will be held on September 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm at the Cannon Beach Gallery. Applicants are invited to attend, ask questions and learn more about the grant program and history. Submission date for proposals is October 1, 2017. Award date is November 1, 2017. Award amounts vary and are dependent upon grant funding. For more information 

2017 Scholarship

The Cannon Beach Arts Association is pleased to announce our 2017 scholarship opportunity. Our Seaside High School scholarship is open to students who have taken more than one art class at the high school level, have shown a strong interest in the arts, and submit a portfolio and statement of interest to the CBAA by May 31, either directly or through a school counselor. Award amounts vary annually based upon budget and number of applicants.

We are also excited to partner with the Royal Nebeker scholarship program. By purchasing tickets to the Royal Nebeker Scholarship Dinner through the CBAA you will be able to attend the event and the proceeds will benefit our scholarship program. The dinner will be held in June 2017. Call the Gallery for more information at 503-436-0744 or email Date and location to be announced.

Current Exhibit

Drea Frost – Landscapes and Lost Objects: The Breath of Each Tide

April 1 – May 1, 2017

My work evolves around the ocean landscape, passing time and repeat patterns in nature. Seduced by the complexities of water and geometric forms in the ocean or surrounding areas, I seek to to create a visual representation of these elements. When I explore this landscape I find myself connecting with the textures and patterns that nature provides, finding interest in detritus that washes ashore, both organic and in-organic, for even the smallest of objects contain the beauty of randomness and irregularity.We live in one of the most dynamic environments on the planet, where ocean meets land; ever changing, our lives are deeply connected to this place where tides ebb and flow revealing aggregate shapes, leaving imprints, and proving that time is both fast and slow.

The act of elevating the objects from their stationary existence by removing them from their original context is something that interests me. When found objects are removed from the environment in which they exists, they becomes transformative, the most banal object transcends itself to become exotic. By integrating man-made debris I hope to aide in promoting environmental stewardship through art.

Check out the interview with the artist on KMUN here