The Cannon Beach Arts Association Gallery Committee meets throughout the year to review artist proposals and plan out exhibits for the following calendar year. The CBAA Gallery Committee is dedicated to creating diverse programming that showcases the work of both emerging and professional artists from across the region. The CBAA Gallery Committee is comprised of working, professional artists with decades of combined experience in the arts in Oregon.
Janet Bland is a contemporary painter, landscape and figurative artist working on the north coast of Oregon. She frequently paints outdoors; the vistas of the Northwest are her primary subject. She is influenced by the plein air painters of the Bay Area and the Society of Six – California Colorists, as well as the history of Matisse and Cezanne. Her drawings are gestural figurative abstractions and show the influence of de Kooning, Diebenkorn, Oliveira and the Bay Area Figurative School.
Janet has a BA in history with emphasis on Asian Studies from Stanford and a three year certificate in Interior Architecture from Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. She has studied painting and drawing in California, Oregon and at the New York Studio School.
Ireta Sitts Graube
Susan Simon moved to Portland from the East Coast and has been a full time Cannon Brach resident since 2002. She studied painting at The Oregon School of Arts and Crafts and at The Pacific Northwest College of Art where she was inspired by a teacher, Jeff Gunn, to become a full time encaustic painter.
Barbara Temple Ayres
Barbara Temple Ayres is a long term resident artist of the Cannon Beach area who has been intimately involved with promoting the arts and providing arts education opportunities on the Oregon Coast. Barbara is an exhibiting artist, teacher, and advocate for arts education in the region.
B.A. in Art and German Lit. from Scripps College, Claremont, California – 1969
M.A.T. in Art and German, Reed College, Portland, Oregon – 1971