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Discover Local Artists at Cannon Beach Galleries
Published: 12/20/2010
 
Cannon Beach artist Jeffrey Hull captures the dramatic and subtle landscapes of the Pacific Northwest coast.
Cannon Beach artist Jeffrey Hull captures the dramatic and subtle landscapes of the Pacific Northwest coast.

You'll find local color when you explore the work of many local and regional artists featured at Cannon Beach galleries.

They paint the inspiring scenery. They transform molten glass into elegant and colorful forms. They sculpt and photograph and combine all sorts of materials to create fine works of art. This community immersed in art is home to many successful artists, some who have helped define Cannon Beach as one of the country's top small art towns. Jeffrey Hull is one example. The Cannon Beach artist has captured the beauty of his surroundings for over 30 years. Known for his watercolors that capture the many moods of the Pacific Northwest coast in remarkable detail, Jeff also now works in oils. For over 20 years he has displayed his work in Cannon Beach at Jeffrey Hull Gallery where you can see his original paintings and limited-edition prints.

Look for another of Cannon Beach's most enduring artists in the whimsical building at the corner of Third Street and Hemlock. It's the studio and gallery of Bill Steidel, who has been an integral part of the Cannon Beach arts community since the 1970s. His works reflect a love for nature, birds and a fantastical imagination within a world of dragons and storybook-like characters. You can watch artists at work at Icefire Glassworks, the working glassblowing studio of Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland. Icefire has also been a Cannon Beach fixture since the 1970s (see more at left).

You will find a wide variety of local artists at White Bird Gallery. White Bird has been a Cannon Beach arts institution since 1971, specializing in fine art and craft by many successful local, regional and newly emerging artists. Look for the work of coastal artists including Royal Nebeker's mixed media watercolors, Steve McLeod's impressionist and realist scenics and Allyn Cantor's acrylics that often combine thread, fabric and leaves. White Bird also features Barbara Grant's atmospheric acrylics and encaustics by Susan Simon. Cannon Beach Gallery in Midtown is operated by the non-profit Cannon Beach Arts Association with monthly changing exhibitions often showcasing local artists. Other local artists to look for include painter and sculptor Michael Tieman at Haystack Gallery, contemporary painter David Marshall at Modern Villa Gallery and ceramicist Jay Stewart at House of the Potter. The work of local photographer George Vetter can be seen at George Vetter Foto Art in Village Centre.

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