to Sep 20




Join Michael Orwick & Anton Pavlenko for a five day workshop in Cannon Beach, Oregon. We’ll focus on the fundamentals of landscape painting while exploring the beauty and atmosphere of the Oregon coast.

Each day will include a demo and a group discussion about painting techniques, materials and philosophy, with individual easel time and helpful critiques. You’ll learn the importance of observation, rather than using formulas and recipes, to paint what you actually see and feel.

SEPTEMBER 16-20, 2019 I $550.

MICHAEL ORWICK 503-329-2167 I

ANTON PAVLENKO 503-866-4647 I

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to Sep 22



Common Ground - The Art of Ecology

As part of the new Earth & Ocean Arts Festival, DragonFire artists will use their chosen media to convey what is most precious and inspiring to them in the ecosystem of the north Oregon coast. A heartfelt and deeply considered show, each work of art will tell a personal story with universal resonance, reflecting on the natural world and the importance of conservation.

These participating artists join many other creatives from the Cannon Beach Gallery Group, as each of the 12 member galleries present exhibitions that advocate for - and celebrate - our natural environment.

Please join us from 5-7pm on Friday, September 20th for a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception.


Participating Artists: Don Bishop, Chelsea Stone, Joanne Shellan, Deb Houston, Mandy Main, Wendy Givens, Theresa Andreas-O’Leary, Anton Pavlenko, Michael Orwick, Ann Cavanaugh, Leon Lowman, Jennifer Wilson, Emily Start, Anita Schuler, Mark Schult, Kim Schult, Kevin Brownlee, Mike Theisen, Chuck Gumpert, Lynn Wintermute, Melisa Kroening-Colvin

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to Sep 22



Join us in celebrating the natural wonders of Cannon Beach through the blending of arts and ecology. The first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival offers the inspiration of exciting new art combined with the gratification of giving back to the ecosystem that sustains us. Performance and studio artists will create and perform on the beaches and in the parks and galleries of Cannon Beach – all with a fresh perspective of our natural world. Members of five environmental non-profits will join the festival, inspiring all of us with their commitment and vision: Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Friends of Haystack Rock, North Coast Land Conservancy, Sea Turtles Forever, Wildlife Center of the North Coast,

Serving as ambassadors for the intersection of art and activism, we’re very excited to welcome Artichoke Dance Company, an environmentally focused group committed to the power of the arts to effect positive change in people’s lives and communities, especially in regard to plastics pollution. Through dance, they explore the intersection of art with daily life and address pressing ecological realities with physicality and wit. This group is a must see!


The purchase of the $50 three day festival event pass raises money for the participating non-profits and enters the holder in a variety of prize drawings, including a two night stay at a local vacation property, a boat tour of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, a guided hike with the North Coast Land Conservancy, two $300 gift certificates redeemable at any participating Cannon Beach gallery, dining gift certificates, a whiskey tour and tasting, Kathleen Sheard art glass, and more.

 A very special thank you:

To those individuals and businesses making this festival and prize drawings possible: Mike & Tracey Clark, Wave Crest Inn, Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals,  Buoy Beer, Cannon Beach Distillery, Cannon Beach Smokehouse, The Wine Shack.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.


         Evolving Festival Schedule

  Friday, September 20

12 noon – 5pm

Presentations/activities at the Chamber by the five nonprofit groups,

Festival attendees pick up their tote bags and sign in for the prize drawings at the Chamber.

Beach Activities such as Land Art Creations, Plein Air Painting and nonprofit groups leading demonstrations and experiential activities such as microplastic filtration, and exposure to local marine life.

Gallery receptions 5 – 7pm

Twelve local galleries host artist receptions, with live music and hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday, September 21


Artichoke Dance does their first performance at the estuary.  This will be a very powerful performance, not to be missed!  Park and Beach Activities continue throughout the day with Plein Air and Land Art Creations.  

12 – 4pm

Gallery Walk – opportunity for festival-goers to see all the individual shows and demonstrations taking place in all the galleries.

Beach Reception 4-7pm

Artichoke Dance will perform an interactive piece with the Land Art that has been created and with the artists. Raku Firing with Dave and Boni Deal.  A very fiery and exciting experience to witness on the beach at dusk. Local string band Floating Glass Balls will be performing what they call Beachgrass.

Sunday, September 22

10 am

Panel discussion with Artichoke and the nonprofits. Everyone is invited.  Location to be determined.  Artichoke Dance performs one last time.

12 noon – 4 pm

Festival events continue - details to come 

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Included with the purchase of the Event Pass is a beautiful and sturdy tote bag made from 100% recycled cotton. There is a limited number of bags available for direct sale at $18. Organic cotton event t-shirts are also available for $28. These basic black shirts show off the Earth & Ocean logo beautifully and are incredibly soft and comfortable. Call DragonFire Gallery at 503-436-1533 to purchase both items.

Included with the purchase of the Event Pass is a beautiful and sturdy tote bag made from 100% recycled cotton. There is a limited number of bags that are now available for direct sale at $20.

Organic cotton festival t-shirts are also available for $28 each. These basic black t-shirts show off the Earth & Ocean logo beautifully and are incredibly soft and comfortable. Call DragonFire Gallery at 503-436-1533 to purchase. The proceeds from these items directly fund the festival.


The Cannon Beach Gallery Group thanks The City of Cannon Beach, Cannon Beach Tourism & Arts Commission, and the following 2018/2019 sponsors for their support.



Martin North, Dena’s Shop on the Corner, EVOO, RE/MAX Coastal Advantage, The Ocean Lodge, Pizza A’ Fetta , Bruce’s Candy Kitchen,  Land’s End at Cannon Beach, The Waves, Mariner Market, Fresh Foods Cannon Beach/Manzanita, Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals


The Bistro, Haystack Lodgings, Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge,  Arbor Care Tree Specialists, B. Boutique, Pelican Pub & Brewery,  Sweet Basil’s Café, La Luna Loca, Warren House Pub, Crowerks, Columbia State Bank, Hallmark Resort Hotel & Spa, Cannon Beach Hotel, Lodgings Village Centre, Seasons Café, Morris’ Fireside Restaurant, The Wine Shack, Beachcomber Vacation Homes, Cannon Beach Hardware & Public House

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Michael Orwick's stunning painting, Coastal Lands Forever, is being sold by raffle to benefit the North Coast Land Conservancy's purchase and protection of the 3500 acres known as the Rainforest Reserve, stretching from Arch Cape to Manzanita. Considered the Galapagos of Oregon, this ecosystem is home to species found nowhere else on earth. Twelve hundred tickets are available, priced at $10 each or three for $25. The winning ticket will be drawn during the new Earth & Ocean Arts Festival on Saturday, September 21st at 3pm. The winner will take home a beautiful 60 X 20 oil on gallery wrap canvas valued at $3700. All other ticket holders will know they contributed to the conservation of a natural resource that benefits us all! You do not have to be present to win. Tickets are available at DragonFire Gallery - please call 503-436-1533. For more information on this NCLC initiative, click here.

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to May 5


Featured artists Chuck Gumpert ( mixed media), Ann Cavanaugh (fused glass), Miska (acrylics), and Kevin Brownlee (cast aluminum) welcome spring with exciting and colorful new work.


Chuck Gumpert

Energy, light, movement and color all mingle on Chuck Gumpert’s mixed media canvases. Approaching his painting as a spontaneous act of expression, each brush stroke becomes a full body gesture, communicating through color and light. At his core an abstract painter, Chuck shows great versatility with work that also explores the figurative. Each painting becomes an immersive, layered and atmospheric world, for both artist and viewer.


Kevin Brownlee

Growing up in Hawaii to a family of artists, Kevin Brownlee was exposed to the process of working in art from a very young age. After a career as a salmon biologist in Alaska, he moved to the north coast of Oregon and returned to art as a sculptor. Working with reclaimed woods and cast metal, he draws strong influence from the art, culture, and natural history of Asia, Pacifica, and the Pacific Northwest. A constant inspiration in his life has been his father, the successful sculptor and painter, Edward Brownlee.


4pm-6pm - Wine & Chocolate Reception with artist unveilings and live music with John Silliman-Dodge.


10:50am - Unveiling of new work by featured artists Chuck Gumpert, Ann Cavanaugh, Miska and Kevin Brownlee. Artists demonstrations will immediately follow until 3pm.

4-7pm Reception with artists, wine, appetizers by Jonathan Hoffman and live music with Bucky Pottschmidt.


11am-1pm - Lite brunch Reception with featured artist demonstrations; a special unveiling of a Michael Orwick painting which will be sold by raffle to benefit the North Coast Land Conservancy. The winning ticket will be drawn at the new Earth and Ocean Arts Festival in September.

We’re going plastic free and will be serving wine in glass for all our receptions. We invite you to bring your own glass.





Ann Cavanaugh

Ann Cavanaugh has pushed the edges of possibility in fused glass since 2004. She is drawn to the depth and complexity made possible by layering glass into translucent images of amazing resonance. Every piece represents continuous learning and renewed excitement. As her work reflects the textures and colors of the natural world, it also celebrates transformation from utilitarian material to luminescent contemporary art glass.



Miska displays great versatility in creating very different environments on her canvases: from a unified world populated by iconic figures in postures of creativity, love and celebration; to a world inhabited by the antic charms of chickens and roosters. The hallmark of her painting style is the use of pattern and form for visual texture, highlighted by reflective gold, bronze, copper and pearl tones. Her choice of symbolism speaks of optimism and hope.

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