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Tenth annual Plein Air Art Fest

Published on June 13, 2018 2:24PM

Map of galleries and artists for the Plein Air Festival.

Bonnie Gilchrist

Map of galleries and artists for the Plein Air Festival.

Outdoors at a previous Plein Air fest.

Bonnie Gilchrist

Outdoors at a previous Plein Air fest.

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The Cannon Beach Gallery Group is presenting their 10th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival. Scheduled for June 22-24. The event will feature more than 30 artists represented by Cannon Beach’s art galleries.

The artists can be found near their representing galleries or in one of five locations: Whale Park; the courtyard between Spruce and Hemlock Streets; the Coaster Theatre Courtyard; Washington Street at Ocean; and Harrison Street at Ocean. They will also all come together for an “Artists’ Swarm” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Coaster Theatre Courtyard. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to see them all at work. Leading up to this event will be a two-hour courtyard concert by the Boka Marimba Band, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and sponsored by Pelican Brewing Company and Hallmark Inns.

Also back by popular demand is the Saturday evening raku firing on the beach at Whale Park with Dave and Boni Deal with a gathering beginning at 6:30 and complete with “The Music of Zingari.”

Brochures will be available at all Cannon Beach Gallery Group locations and the Visitors Information Center, and will be distributed during the day by Portland stilt walker Melissa Rae. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions of the artists while they work.

Galleries and their participating artists include:

• Archimedes Gallery: Teagan White and Kelli MacConnell

• Bronze Coast Gallery: Dan Chen and Margret Short

• Cannon Beach Gallery: Sharon Abbott-Furze, Scott C. Johnson,

• Gary Lavarak, Hilma Josal

• DragonFire: Joanne Shellan, Anton Pavlenko, Michael Orwick, Dana Murray

• Icefire Gallery: Jim Kingwell, Suzanne Kindland and Steve Krig

• Imprint Gallery: Mark Andres, Karen Croner, Jani Holberg, Kay Seurat, Catherine Grizes, Melanie West

• Jeffrey Hull Gallery: Jeffrey Hull

• Jewelry By Sharon Amber: Sharon Amber, Shelby Silver

• Northwest By Northwest Gallery: Hazel Schlesinger

• White Bird Gallery: Gretha Lindwood, Dave and Boni Deal, Josh Henrie, Debra Carnes, Marianne Post, Brooke Borcherding, Rachel Laura, Beverly Drew Kindley

For more information about artists, contact the individual galleries, listed on the website,


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