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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, Mandy Main, Wendy Givens, Theresa Andreas-O’Leary, Anton Pavlenko, Michael Orwick, Ann Cavanaugh, Leon Lowman, Jennifer Wilson, Emily Start, Mark Schult, Kim Schult, Kevin Brownlee, Mike Theisen, Chuck Gumpert, Melisa Kroening-Colvin, Virginia Leonnig, Linda Petersen, Deb Steele, Miska, Tad Hetu, Nancy Norman, Greg Navratil, Catherine Foster, Dana Murray, Marie Wetzel, Elena Markova, David Gutschmidt, Trifon Markov.

These participating artists join many other creatives from the Cannon Beach Gallery Group, as each of the 10 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. Join us at 3pm during the Gallery Walk, when the winning raffle ticket for Michael Orwick’s Rainforest Reserve painting will be drawn by Katie Voelke, Executive Director of the North Coast Land Conservancy,. All raffle proceeds from this beautiful painting will help fund the land trust’s purchase and preservation of 3500 acres of forest between Cannon Beach and Arch Cape.

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.

Earlier Event: September 16
Later Event: September 20