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. 


Cannon Beach Arts Association is accepting applications for our Internship Program. The internship will begin October 15 and run through the end of March of 2018 with the possibility of extending the position with additional grant funding. We are seeking an intern interested in marketing and arts education. Activities will include maintaining the Gallery’s social media presence, website, and other online activities as well as assisting with our Arts Education Program.

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 interest in the arts, specifically visual arts, and marketing. Computer literacy and a strong understanding of social media is very important. Candidates must be a working artist and 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 as demonstrated through work experience and personal portfolio development. Preferred areas of study: Visual Arts, Arts Administration, Arts Education, or related field. Candidates must be residents of Clatsop or Tillamook County.

Hours and Remuneration

  • 15 to 20 hours per week with one day per week required in the gallery.
  • Some occasional hours based around events.
  • $12 per hour.

Download the full job description here: Intern Job Description

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: September 23, 2017 5 pm.


2019 Artist Grant

The Artist Grant Application for 2019 is now open.

There are three grant opportunities available: Artist in Residency, Performance Artist, and New Works. The Program Director is available to answer any questions regarding project details or the application process. To apply, please submit a written proposal by the appropriate date to “director @”

1) The CBAA will award an artist living full time in Clatsop or Tillamook County a stipend to create art within the Gallery space. The artist will work at least once per week in the Cannon Beach Gallery as an artist in residence and create works for our retail area between the months of January 2018 and May 2018. The grant will not exceed $3000, but is dependent upon available funds. The artist will split proceeds from any sales of their artwork within the Gallery at our standard commission rate. Artists who have received a grant from CBAA within the previous 5 years are excluded from applying. Artists may only apply for one grant per year. Submit proposals for artist in residency by October 15, 2018. Award date is January 1, 2019.

2) The second grant is for musicians and performance artists to perform at our monthly receptions and fundraiser events. This grant is ongoing and open to any resident of Clatsop or Tillamook County. Compensation varies based upon the proposal and available funds.  Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Performance artists who have received a grant from CBAA within the previous 2 years are excluded from applying. Artists may only apply for one grant per year. 

3) The third grant opportunity is open to residents of Tillamook and Clatsop County. We are accepting project proposals from artists to create new works. All formats are accepted. Funds will be awarded based on merit as funds are available. Artists who have received a grant from CBAA within the previous 5 years are excluded from applying. Artists may only apply for one grant per year.  Submit proposals for this grant opportunity by April 1, 2018. Award date is no earlier than January 1, 2019.

All grant proposals must include:
– a resume,
– a link to a digital portfolio,
– a timeline for the project,
– a clear description of what is being proposed,
– a detailed budget of project costs,
– a social media component that connects to our online community,
– a narrative explaining how the project will support the artistic community in Cannon Beach.

Artist in Residency, Scott C. Johnson

The Cannon Beach Arts Association is pleased to support Scott C Johnson as the 2018 Artists in Residency art grant recipient. This program is funded by the City of Cannon Beach Community Grant Program. Scott will be in the Cannon Beach Gallery from February until June of 2018 every Saturday from 11 am until 4 pm.

A Portland Native; Scott C Johnson has painted and exhibited throughout the NW for over three decades. Wishing to capture the beauty and majesty of the Oregon Coast since his teenage years, Scott would hitchhike from Portland to paint on the beach till day’s end, enraptured and fortified to return.

Scott will be in the Cannon Beach Gallery from February until June of 2018 every Saturday from 11 am until 4 pm. He’s also going to be conducting a few workshops, demos, and is happy to show you his style gratis. Stay tuned for announcements by checking out our Facebook Page here.

Current Exhibit

January 3 – February 18

Reception: January 13, 2018, 6 – 7:30 pm

3 Squared: Line, Light, Layers
Jani Hoberg, Lisa Wiser, Jan Rimerman

“Our connection is in our souls for we have grown up together as children, gone on our individual artistic pathways and come back together as mature artists relying on each other for artistic field trips, truthful opinions, and undying support.”

Jani Hoberg

Jan Rimerman

Lisa Wiser

Workshop: Line, Light, and Layers Collage