Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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A storm surge of the Northwest’s most successful artists will flow into Cannon Beach, one of America’s Top 100 Arts Communities as we host the annual fall celebration of the arts, The Stormy Weather Arts Festival on November 7-9, 2014. The city’s many galleries will present very special exhibits, artist demonstrations and host receptions for their guest artists and visitors over the three-day festival. The signature festival events include an exciting “Art in Action” event where artists represented by Cannon Beach galleries will be in the spotlight as they demonstrate their techniques in painting, carving or sculpture. Finished works will be for sale at the event. Also included at that Friday night event is a wonderful Hors d’ Oeuvres buffet, wine, music by Bucky Pottschmidt, and a silent auction featuring numerous vacation packages in the Columbia Gorge/Hood River, Mt. Hood, The Dalles, Skamania Lodge, Cannon Beach, and Newport. There are Collectors quality pieces of artwork from Galleries, Theater packages, a Spa Package, Wine and Beer Tastings, and much more.
The entire weekend provides opportunities for the visitors to attend gallery receptions and meet guest artists, some as they demonstrate the techniques. Guest artists in the galleries will include sculptors Matthew Gray Palmer, whose public installations include a life-size elephant composed entirely of small aluminum butterflies at the Virginia Zoo; and Georgia Gerber, known for her 25 bronze wildlife sculptures at Portland's Pioneer Square Courthouse and the life-size "piggy bank," Rachel, at the entrance to the Pike Place Public Market in Seattle. Landscape photographer Christopher Burkett, recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in Cibachrome (Ilfochrome) printing will discuss his latest large-scale photographic prints created with this traditional photographic technique. Work by Cannon Beach's best-known resident artists will also be showcased during the festival including paintings by Jeffrey Hull and blown glass by Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland, all of who have been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Art Beat" television program.
The weekend kicks off with gallery visitations starting as early as 11AM on Friday. On Saturday, over 20 musicians will be performing throughout town and galleries host artist receptions and demonstrations throughout the day and evening. On Saturday night, the festival will feature Cooper & The Jam (just named one of Nashville’s Top 5 Artists on the rise) in concert at the intimate 200-seat Coaster Theatre. A limited number of tickets are available for Art in Action and Cooper & the Jam concert. Tickets for Art in Action are $55 per ticket or $99 for two and concert tickets are $35. Tickets for both events can be purchased online and more information can be found at the link below. Don’t delay, they sold out in 2013. Gallery visitations will last through Sunday until 5PM.