Nov
4
Nov 6

STORMY WEATHER

STORMY WEATHER ARTS FESTIVAL

Each November Cannon Beach’s art community gathers to collectively celebrate diverse talents during this popular festival of the arts.

Galleries, shops, hotels and restaurants host a variety of writers, singers, composers, painters, sculptors and more. The unique coastal beauty of this region has inspired creativity for many decades, making Cannon Beach one of The Best Art Towns in America.

Transform your coastal experience into a festival of creativity filled with music, theater, poetry and art.

KATHY HASTING 

ANTON PAVLENKO

MICHAEL ORWICK


Jun
23
Jun 25

2017 PLEIN AIR & MORE

2017 PLEIN AIR & MORE

ANTON PAVLENKO

MICHAEL ORWICK

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JOANNE SHELLAN

Celebrate art in the elements with the 9th annual
Plein Air & More Festival!
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to observe the creative process of almost 50 top regional artists working in the "open air" of one of the most inspiring locations of the Pacific Northwest. This event is brought to you by the participating galleries of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group. For more event information and schedule, click here

We're delighted to welcome back three very talented award-winning plein air artists for this year's Festival:  Anton Pavlenko, Joanne Shellan and Michael Orwick. Anton and Michael will each be conducting workshops prior to the weekend. Click here for workshop information. Click on each artist's name to see more of their work. 

 

Please note the highlights of our festival schedule:

 

FRIDAY:

10am-4pm  Artists at work

4-6pm  Wine & chocolate reception.
with featured artists and their latest work on display.
 

SATURDAY:

10am-1:30pm  Artists at work

2-4pm  Artist Swarm at Coaster Theater courtyard
4-6pm  Wine & cheese reception with featured artists.
7-8:30pm  Bonfire & Raku firing at Whale Park. Awards presentation for Best Plein Air ArtistBest & More Artist and People's Choice.

 

SUNDAY:

11am-1pm  Dualing Easels
The ever popular Dualing Easels returns to DragonFire! Join Anton Pavlenko and Michael Orwick for a wonderful lesson in painting, collaboration and friendship as these two highly accomplished artists trade easels several times to create wonderfully nuanced works of art.

Mar
27
5:00 pm17:00

2017 Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

We're delighted to feature three very talented northwest artists for a weekend of exciting new art, music, and food. Please note the highlights of our festival schedule:


FRIDAY:

  • 3-6pm  Eli Mazet will give a talk and demonstration of the fine art of lamp work shot glasses. An exquisite shot glass by Eli will be raffled on both Friday and Saturday.
  • 4-6pm  Wine & chocolate reception with a 4:30pm unveiling of new garden art.

SATURDAY:

  • 10am  Unveiling of new art by Chuck Gumpert, Ann Cavanaugh & Eli Mazet followed by demonstrations by featured artists from 11am-3pm.
  • 4-7pm  Reception with artists, wine, food by Kate Bestgen and live music with Bucky Pottschmidt.

SUNDAY:

  • 11am-1pm  Brunch reception, live music with John Silliman Dodge, more artist demos and surprise unveilings.
Nov
4
Nov 6

STORMY WEATHER ART FESTIVAL

STORMY WEATHER ART FESTIVAL

2016 NOVEMBER 4, 5, 6

Friday:

Wine and chocolate festival preview reception – 4-6pm

 

Saturday:

11am-3pm

Bev will be demonstrating watercolor.

Michael will be demonstrating oils.

Kelly will be answering questions on her glass technique.

From 4-7pm we will have a reception with music and local “Harvest” catering

from Jonathan Hoffman.

 

Sunday:

We will have a brunch reception 11am-1pm

During the brunch, Michael Orwick and Anton Pavlenko will return by popular demand to present another “Dualing Easels.” Stay tuned for more details.

 

More details will be forthcoming as available.

Sep
24
11:00 am11:00

ART HAPPENS: DEBRA HOUSTON

Join us in the gallery for ART HAPPENS with a panting demonstration with Debra Houston .

ART HAPPENS brings customers and artists together with ongoing demonstrations throughout the year.  Come meet your favorite artists  that inspire you and watch the evolution of creativity as ART HAPPENS before your eyes.

 
Sep
3
11:00 am11:00

ART HAPPENS: THERESA ANDREAS-O'LEARY

Join us in the gallery for ART HAPPENS with a panting demonstration with Theresa Andreas-O'Leary .

ART HAPPENS brings customers and artists together with ongoing demonstrations throughout the year.  Come meet your favorite artists  that inspire you and watch the evolution of creativity as ART HAPPENS before your eyes.

Aug
21
11:30 am11:30

ART HAPPENS: JOANNE SHELLAN

 
 

Join us in the Gallery for ART HAPPENS with artist painting demonstration by Joanne Shellan.

ART HAPPENS brings customers and artists together with ongoing demonstrations throughout the year.  Come meet your favorite artists  that inspire you and watch the evolution of creativity as ART HAPPENS before your eyes.

 

Aug
20
11:00 am11:00

ART HAPPENS: MANDY MAIN

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Join us in the gallery for ART HAPPENS with a panting demonstration with Mandy Main.

ART HAPPENS brings customers and artists together with ongoing demonstrations throughout the year.  Come meet your favorite artists  that inspire you and watch the evolution of creativity as ART HAPPENS before your eyes.

Jul
30
11:30 am11:30

ART HAPPENS: PENNY FORREST

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Join us in the gallery for ART HAPPENS with Penny Forrest. 

 

ART HAPPENS brings customers and artists together with ongoing demonstrations throughout the year.  Come meet your favorite artists  that inspire you and watch the evolution of creativity as ART HAPPENS before your eyes.

Jul
2
11:00 am11:00

ART HAPPENS: EMILY START

 

Join us in the gallery for ART HAPPENS for jewelry demonstrations from Emily Start. 

ART HAPPENS brings customers and artists together with ongoing demonstrations throughout the year.  Come meet your favorite artists  that inspire you and watch the evolution of creativity as ART HAPPENS before your eyes.

 
 
Jun
24
Jun 26

Cannon Beach Plein Air & More.. Festival

JOANNE SHELLAN

DragonFire Gallery Event Schedule

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

  • 5 - 6pm Wine & Chocolate Reception.  Join us as we toast our participating artist, Anton Pavlenko & Joanne Shellan.  Each will have new work on display.

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

  • 10 am - 4 pm  Artists create around town and "swarm" the Coaster Theater Courtyard from 2 -4 pm for judging of prizes from SW Art Magazine

 

  • 4:30 - 6 pm Artist Reception.  Our artist's creations from Friday and Saturday are revealed!  Wine served with Farm to Table Pizza Bites by Chef Jonathan Hoffman.

 


SUNDAY, JUNE 26

  • 11am Coffee with the arts.  Enjoy a conversation with Anton Pavlenko & Joanne Shellan and watch the artist in action. 

ANTON PAVLENKO

May
8
11:00 am11:00

SUNDAY: Spring Unveiling

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Sunday, May 8

 


11AM-1PM LITE BRUNCH RECEPTION
Artists, demos, music & unveiling.

 

SUNDAY FESTIVAL ARTIST DEMONSTRATION

11am - 1 pm Wendy Givens painting demonstration

May
7
10:40 am10:40

SATURDAY: Spring Unveiling

 

Saturday, May 7

 

10:40AM UNVEILING “WILD SPIRIT” GROUP SHOW


Our artist’s creations revealed!
11-1PM BOOK SIGNING
"Day Hiking on the Oregon Coast" with Bonnie Henderson

 

 

11-3PM ARTIST DEMOS


Ann CavanaughAnton Pavlenko, Deb Houston,
Theresa Andreas-O’Leary, Deb Steele, Emily Start,
Mike Theisen

 


4-7PM RECEPTION


Artists, food  wine, live music with the wonderful Bucky Pottschmidt

 

 

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May
6
May 8

SPRING UNVEILING: Wild Spirit, Conservation for life…Raising funds through the arts.

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For the 2016 Spring Unveiling Arts Festival (May 6, 7 & 8) we will feature a gallery wide group show titled: Wild Spirit, Conservation for life…Raising funds through the arts. This show marks the beginning of a very special 15th Anniversary year at DragonFire. We are celebrating by giving back to the wonderfully rich natural environment in which we have been able to thrive. We will be donating 15% of all sales made during the festival to the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC), a local organization that works tirelessly to connect and preserve local land and waterways.Participating artists will express in their own unique creative way what conservation and Wild Spirit means to them. Many of these artists will be in the gallery for the festival as well as members of NCLC. Schedule details will be posted soon.

This project is a natural expansion on Wild, a fund-raising portion of the gallery that helps support local animal and nature based conservation groups. For more information, please check out our website. For more information on NCLC, click on this link.

 

Spring Unveiling Schedule

Friday, May 6
4-6PM WINE & CHOCOLATE RECEPTION
Unveiling of Andrew Holmberg’s newest blown glass creations. Introduction to thethe North Coast Land Conservancy with Executive Director, Katie Voelke.

Saturday, May 7

10:40AM UNVEILING “WILD SPIRIT” GROUP SHOW
Our artist’s creations revealed!
11-1PM BOOK SIGNING
"Day Hiking on the Oregon Coast" with Bonnie Henderson

11-3PM ARTIST DEMOS
Ann Cavanaugh, Anton Pavlenko, Deb Houston,
Theresa Andreas-O’Leary, Deb Steele, Emily Start,
Mike Theisen

4-7PM RECEPTION
Artists, foodwine, live music with the wonderful Bucky Pottschmidt

Sunday, May 8
11AM-1PM LITE BRUNCH RECEPTION
Artists, demos, music & unveiling.

 

Participating Artists:

Ann Cavanaugh, Andrew Holmberg, Anton Pavlenko, Bev Jozwiak, Carrie Kaufman, Chuck Gumpert, Deb Houston, Deb Steele, Elena Markova, Emily Start, Janis Edwards, Joanne Shellan, Kathy Steele, Kongyega, Leah Fitts , Mandy Main, Melisa Kroening-Colvin,Mike Theisen,Nancy Norman, Paula Carlson, Penny Forrest,Rob Hooper, Tad Hetu ,Theresa Andreas-O’Leary, Trifon Markov, Virginia Leonnig, Wendy Givens

Apr
16
11:00 am11:00

ART HAPPENS: JOANNE SHELLAN

Join us in the Gallery for ART HAPPENS with artist painting demonstration by Joanne Shellan.

ART HAPPENS brings customers and artists together with ongoing demonstrations throughout the year.  Come meet your favorite artists  that inspire you and watch the evolution of creativity as ART HAPPENS before your eyes.

 

Nov
6
Nov 8

STORMY WEATHER ARTS FESTIVAL: INSPIRATION POINT

 
 

For this year’s Festival, we are going to present a group show entitled Inspiration Point.  This show will be an exploration of creativity and offer a glimpse into what is inspiring each participating artist currently.  Life is ever changing and so are we all.  What can move us today is not the same as 5 years ago, maybe not even a year or 6 months ago.  We are asking each artist if their art is impacted by world events, by music, or perhaps travel, significant personal experiences, family. . .etc. ; ifthere something happening currently that they would love to express in a piece of art. Each artwork will be accompanied with a written statement from the artist giving insight into the artist’s interpretation of this theme.

May
1
May 3

2015 Spring Unveiling

Months of preparation made for a simply marvelous Spring Unveiling. Great art, gorgeous weather, fun people, fresh food and good music set the stage for a fabulous weekend. A big thanks to everyone who played a part - including and especially our customers!

ANN CAVANAUGH

CHUCK GUMPERT

ELENA MARKOVA

Jun
28
11:00 am11:00

DUALING EASELS

WATCH LAST YEARS  VIDEO OF DUALING EASELS 

"Dualing Easels" is a must see event! Michael Orwick and Anton Pavlenko will entertain and inspire us with an artistic collaboration. Each artist will start a painting, switch places multiple times, and ultimately complete each other's original piece.