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.


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, Virginia Leonnig, Linda Petersen, Deb Steele, Miska, Tad Hetu, Nancy Norman, Jewell Hardwoods, Arnie Chupp, Greg Navratil, Catherine Foster, Dana Murray, Marie Wetzel.

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.

Friday, September 20

5-7pm - Reception - Please join us for a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. Live music will be provided by Jason Okamoto on classical guitar, combining elements of Bossa Nova, Flamenco and Gypsy Jazz.

Saturday, September 21

12-4pm - Gallery Walk – Many artists in attendance to talk with, answer questions, and demonstrate the creative process.

Sunday, September 22

12 noon –1:30 pm - Dualing Easels at the Coaster Theater - Michael Orwick and Anton Pavlenko  will reprise their very popular, engaging, funny and informative painting demonstration. While each artist will begin their own painting, they will switch canvases multiple times during the event. Not to be missed! Please note: Admission to this event requires an Event Pass.

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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, hosted by the Cannon Beach Gallery Group, 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.

The $50 three day festival Event Pass includes an Earth & Ocean tote bag, wine glass, entry to all events, including a private Saturday night beach reception and Alice DiMicele * in concert at the Coaster Theater on Sunday. With your Event Pass, you will be entered into a variety of raffle drawings. Prizes include 2 - two night stays at a local vacation property, two $300 gift certificates redeemable at any participating Cannon Beach gallery, a boat tour of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, a guided hike with the North Coast Land Conservancy, dining gift certificates, a whiskey tour and tasting, Kathleen Sheard art glass, Christopher Mathie art piece, Anton Pavlenko painting and more. Best of all, $25 of the $50 purchase price will be directly donated to the participating nonprofit organizations!

  • Please note: the Coaster Theater has a capacity of 198 seats. For all Sunday events scheduled at this venue, admittance is guaranteed to the first 198 Event Pass tickets sold; followed by first come, first serve.

 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, Beachcomber Vacation RentalsBuoy Beer, Cannon Beach Distillery, Cannon Beach Smokehouse, The Wine Shack, Martin North. * Business names are live links.*

Click HERE to purchase your Event Pass.


         Evolving Festival Schedule

  Friday, September 20

10am – 5pm

Registration at the Chamber hall begins for Event Pass holders - pick up of Festival tote bag & schedule, sign up for prize drawings. Late registration from 5-7pm.


Land Art Creations on the beach. Local artist Debra Carnes  weaves baskets and sculpture from natural, found and traditional materials, conveying the beauty of place. Debra will undertake her largest project to date for the festival, creating a woven Land Art portal on the beach close to Whale Park.

Inspired by the Cannon Beach landscape and natural geometry, sculptor Benjamin Mefford brings an extensive background in natural materials and site specific art to the festival.

DragonFire Gallery artists & staff collaborate on a beach Land Art installation created from locally salvaged natural materials. There will also be a display and on site creation of Land Art by local schoolchildren. The public are invited to join in and create.

12 - 5pm Meet the Nonprofits: Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Friends of Haystack Rock, North Coast Land Conservancy, Sea Turtles Forever and Wildlife Center of the North Coast will present information at the Chamber Hall.

2-3:30pm - The Art of Seeing with Neal Maine

Join Neal Maine, conservationist, educator and artist, for instruction and hands on practice in using your smart phone to see and capture the art in nature. Come ready to learn, then join Neal outside to practice your new skills.  Neal’s newest photography show, "The Art of Seeing", will be on display for your enjoyment. Taking place at the Chamber of Commerce building, this event is open to Even Pass holders.


3:30 - 5pm - Guided Nature Walk

Focusing on the inter-connectivity of ecosystems, this 1 mile walk travels from the Chamber Hall through woods, and continues to the ocean. 

Gallery receptions 5 – 7pm

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

Saturday, September 21

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.



Artichoke Dance does their first performance at the foot of 2nd Street on the beach.  This will be a very powerful performance, not to be missed! 

11am (apx) - Sea Turtles Forever Beach Clean Up

Founder Marc Ward will host & demonstrate a micro plastic clean up at Whale Park using his patented microstatic screening process that is now being used world-wide. Highly informative with the chance to get involved!

Land Art Creations continue throughout the day on the beach.  


Raku Demonstration & Firing will take place throughout the day at Whale Park with Dave & Boni Deal. There will be one firing during the day and one during the evening beach reception for Event Pass holders.

11:30-2:00pm - Rock Painting for Kids

Tolovana Art Center with by Lisa Kerr. The festival offers something for everyone! Kids can explore their creativity through rock painting with an Earth and Ocean theme. Join us at Tolovana Art Center, 3779 S Hemlock. Open attendance for children accompanied by a parent or guardian.

12 – 4pm

Gallery Walk – Wonderful opportunity for festival-goers to take in all the individual gallery shows. See how participating artists in each gallery interpret nature and the spirit of the festival in a dynamic and diverse array of media. Watch demonstrations and meet participating artists.


Whale Park Beach Reception 4 - 7pm

Artichoke Dance will perform an interactive piece with the Land Art that has been created. Ceramicists Dave and Boni Deal will provide a very fiery and exciting experience with a Raku Firing on the beach at dusk. This private reception for Event Pass holders will also feature the highly entertaining local string band, Floating Glass Balls, as well as beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.


Sunday, September 22

10 am - Coaster Theater *


Panel discussion: Artichoke Dance creative director and art activist Lynn Neuman, ecological artist and educator Shelby Silver, along with members of the local environmental community, will engage and share with the audience their artistic process and insights as to how we can all be stewards of the environment. The discussion follows with a final Artichoke Dance performance in the Coaster Theater courtyard integrating a special and thought provoking art installation, We’ve Made Our Bed, created by Shelby Silver for this event.

12 noon –1:30 pm - Coaster Theater *

Dualing Easels: Michael Orwick and Anton Pavlenko  will reprise their very popular, engaging, funny and informative painting demonstration. While each artist will begin their own painting, they will switch canvases multiple times during the event. Not to be missed!


2:30-4 pm - Coaster Theater *


Alice DiMicele will close out the festival on Sunday afternoon with an inspiring concert.

For over three decades Alice DiMicele has been moving people with her brand of “organic acoustic groove.” Accompanied by her long-time bassist Rob Kohler, Alice brings her wide-ranging vocal prowess, humor, and distinctive guitar style to creating music that connects people and inspires them to take a stand for the earth and for justice in the world. With 15 albums and 30 plus years of touring under her belt, Alice has honed her craft and comes to every gig ready to create magic. Alice doesn’t just “put on a show” --she creates memorable experiences with her audiences. 

Alice has shared stages with some of music's finest, including some of her musical heroes like Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, JJ Cale, David Grisman Quintet, Steve Winwood, Ferron, Peter Rowan, Richie Havens, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and the list goes on. Bonnie Raitt said, "Alice's music has that great combination of earthiness and groove that keeps it funky from the inside out. She's for real."

  • Please note: the Coaster Theater has a capacity of 198 seats. For all Sunday events scheduled at this venue, admittance is guaranteed to the first 198 Event Pass tickets sold; followed by first come, first serve.

Click HERE to purchase your Event Pass.

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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