KMUN: Talk of Our Town Interview " Wild Spirit: Conservation for Life Art Show at DragonFire

Wild Spirit: Conservation for Life Art Show at DragonFire Gallery in Cannon Beach. Guests: Eeva Lantela from DragonFire Gallery, and Katei Voelke, Ex. Dir. North Coast Land Conservancy. 

DragonFire's own Eeva Lantela and Katie Voelke of the North Coast Land Conservancy will chat with host Donna Quinn about the opening of the Wild Spirit group show this weekend as part of the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. DragonFire will be donating 15% of all gallery sales to the NCLC. Please listen to find out more about this event and why we're so excited about the NCLC

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NEW ARTIST Kim Schult

A big welcome to new Dragonfire Gallery artist Kim Schult, who knows a thing or two about crows. Living on a five acre farm in Washington, Kim has ample opportunity to observe and paint a local flock of crows. Her highly detailed acrylics perfectly capture the wild spirit of these enigmatic birds. We are delighted to be the first gallery to feature Kim's paintings

NEW ARTIST Joanne Shellan

Join us in welcoming Seattle artist Joanne Shellan to DragonFire! Spend a little time enjoying Joanne's paintings and her love of people and their environments becomes delightfully apparent. Using rich color tones and texture, Joanne captures and savors the essence of everyday moments

NEW ARTIST Penny Forrest

 

We would like to welcome Penny Forrest to DragonFire! Combining a fabulous color palette with lively texture and a witty narrative sensibility, Penny's acrylics draw you right in to the small daily moments that combine to make life wonderful and huge. Satisfaction is always the best when you stand in front of a painting, but if you can't make it in to the gallery, grab a cup of tea and linger over Penny's work here:

 

KMUN Interview with Michael Orwick and Anton Pavlenko.

Michael Orwick and Anton Pavlenko chat with KMUN radio host Carol Newman about the 2015 Cannon Beach Plein Air & More Festival and their collaborative event, Dualing Easels. In this event Michael and Anton face each other over easels. At 20 minutes they stop painting and switch canvases. Four switches in total are made with each artist finally finishing the painting started by the other. This process highlights not only the artists' flexibility but great collaborative spirit and humor.  Plein Air & More brings the talented artists represented by the CB Gallery Group galleries and the public together for a weekend of creating amid the surroundings of town, beach and forest. DragonFire artists taking part in the event: Michael Orwick, Anton Pavlenko, Rob Hooper, Deb Steele, Theresa Andreas-O'Leary and Dana Murray. See the slideshow below for glimpses of this year's Festival and Dualing Easels.

 

 

SEE THE FINAL WORK FROM 2015 DUALING EASELS AND THE UNIQUE STYLE EACH ARTISTBRINGS TO OTHERS WORK

ARCADIA BEACH DUALING EASELS, OILS ON CANVAS, 24 X 20, $1600 MICHAEL ORWICK &ANTON PAVLENKO , 2015

SHADING IN THE SKY

REFECTION IN THE WATER

ARCADIA BEACH DUALING EASELS, OILS ON CANVAS, 18 X 24, $1600 MICHAEL ORWICK &ANTON PAVLENKO , 2015

TEXTURE IN THE RIOCKS

THE TACTILE TREE

CELEBRATING 14 years!

DragonFire Gallery opened for business 14 years ago today!!
We are very grateful to the many wonderful artists and customers who have helped shape the gallery with their talents, stories and support. To celebrate we are offering a 14% discount on any purchase made today by our Facebook followers. If you've been considering something special this is a wonderful opportunity. The discount is available from now until 5pm today. If you want to see what's new, take a peek at the new website currently under construction: dragonfiregallery.com
We look forward to hearing from you!

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CONGRATULATIONS ANTON!

A hearty congratulations to Dragonfire Gallery artist Anton Pavlenko | fine art for winning the 2015 Cannon Beach Plein Air & More Award of Excellence, presented by Kimberly Moore of Southwest Art Magazine . Voting for the People's Choice Award will still be taking place until 4pm at the Chamber of Commerce's Visitor's Information Center.

Stop by DragonFire from 11am - 1 pm to see Anton and Michael Orwick participate in Dualing Easels, a lesson in art, technique, collaboration and companionship.

MOTHERS DAY

Happy Mother's Day to all of the "Mother Goddesses" out there!

Pictured below is Bell Pine Art Farm's Mother Goddess clay figurine. "Mother Goddess reminds us that we can look to the Earth for inspiration about mothering our children and ourselves. Regardless of our childhood experiences, all of us have the capacity to internalize a positive heart-centered mother image by looking to our beautiful planet for wisdom."

NEW ARTIST Karen Miller

DragonFire is pleased to welcome Karen Miller as our newest artist.

Her fiber work is a synthesis of art and science, drawing on her background as a Marine Biologist to depict the biological beauty in nature. She is a master of indigo and Katazome, the Japanese art of dyeing using hand-cut stencils. Karen has taught and exhibited her art both nationally and internationally. We are honored to represent her work.

NEW ARTIST Leah Fitts

We’re delighted to welcome Leah Fitts to DragonFire!

A true mixed media artist, Leah uses acrylic, charcoal, graphite and oil pastels to create richly toned and textured abstracts that she describes as falling "somewhere on the continuum between chaos and Zen." Guided by spontaneity and intuition, Leah paints to understand herself and the world around her, and to forge instant connections with those who view her work.