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Venturing out of doors to paint under natural light is a time-honored tradition among artists. This tradition is celebrated in Cannon Beach, Oregon at the 4th Annual Plein Air & More Festival June 22 through 24, 2012. Artists will dot the landscape creating artwork "en plein air" around the area affording many opportunities to meet the artists and watch them work.
The Cannon Beach Gallery Group, a membership of local galleries, puts on the annual festival to celebrate this artistic style and the work of the artists they represent. Throughout the three-day event, more than two-dozen artists will step out of their studios onto the Cannon Beach landscape to create new works that will be shown in an ongoing group show at the Cannon Beach Chamber building.
The weekend schedule includes a group artists' reception Friday evening, individual artists' receptions at participating galleries on Saturday evening and an ongoing group show Friday through Sunday.
Maps detailing the location of each artist will be available at all Gallery Group galleries and at the Chamber of Commerce. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions of the artists while they work, or simply observe. All events are free and will take place rain or shine.
Participating galleries and artists include:
Bronze Coast Gallery - Annie Henrie, Cary Henrie, Donnie Wanner, Ben Hammond, Pamela Claflin
Cannon Beach Gallery - Phyllis Trowbridge, Bets Cole, Michael Lorenzini
Dragonfire Gallery - Christopher Gerber, Joann Chartier, Michael Orwick
George Vetter Fotoart - George Vetter
Haystack Gallery - Janis Ellison, Sally O'neill, Pat Lambrecht-Hould
Icefire Glassworks - Jim Kingwell, Suzanne Kindland
Jeffrey Hull Gallery - Jeffrey Hull
Jewelry By Sharon Amber - Sharon Amber
Modern Villa Gallery - Alan Boileau, Joachim Mcmillan
Northwest By Northwest Gallery - Georgia Gerber, Christopher Burkett, Eric Jacobsen
Primary Elements Gallery - Marianne Post, Steve Memering, Josh Henrie
White Bird Gallery - Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis, Christopher Mathie, Robert Schlegel
Friday, June 22
Group Show and "Meet and Greet" reception for artists at the Cannon Beach Chamber building
Saturday, June 23
Artists creating work throughout the town, on the beach and in nearby settings
Individual gallery receptions showcasing new work
Sunday, June 24
Artists working on location, and group show continues in the Cannon Beach Chamber building
WORKSHOP June 18-22
Painting Coastal Color and Light Workshop
Join noted artists Michael Orwick and Eric Jacobsen for five days of painting spectacular coastal scenery. The class will focus on infusing life and personality into the work and on the fundamentals of landscape painting. Open to painters of any level. To register call (503) 693-7639.