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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.

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, Virginia Leonnig, Linda Petersen, Deb Steele, Miska

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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,

The $50 three day festival Event Pass includes an Earth & Ocean tote bag, wine glass, entry to all events, including Alice DiMicele in concert, a ticket for a variety of raffle drawings, and $25 will be donated to the participating nonprofit organizations. Raffle 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 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, Beachcomber Vacation Rentals, Buoy Beer, Cannon Beach Distillery, Cannon Beach Smokehouse, The Wine Shack.

Click HERE to purchase your Event Pass.


         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

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.



The Tsunami Drummers will be playing and Artichoke Dance does their first performance at the estuary by Whale Park.  This will be a very powerful performance, not to be missed! 

Outside 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 gallery shows. See nature interpreted in a wide and diverse array of media, watch demonstrations and meet participating artists.

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 at the Coaster Theater. Lynn Neuman, creative director of Artichoke Dance Company will talk with select members of the local environmental community. The discussion follows with a final Artichoke Dance performance in the Coaster Theater courtyard integrating a special and thought provoking art installation created by Shelby Silver just for this event.

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!


2:30-4 pm


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

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."

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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