A person with a bicycle on the beach at sunset. Bicycle, person, and Haystack Rock all in silhouette.

Experience the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival and Fat Bike Festival this May in Cannon Beach!


Important Announcements

Sandcastle Artwork & Poster

Meet the Artist

This year's Sandcastle Contest artwork and poster was crafted by local artist, Donald Scott Masterson. 

About Donald Scott Masterson

Donald Scott Masterson, a multi-medium artist, has called Cannon Beach his home since 2000. Born in Oregon and growing up in Canada, his career has spanned from being a graphic designer for a Nashville record label, to an Art Director for Disney and Universal Studios in China. Inspired by the beauty of Cannon Beach from his early childhood while visiting his grandmother, he would wander the local galleries and gather inspiration from artists like Jeffrey Hull and Bill Steidel. Now his paintings can be seen in local restaurants and hotels such as The Stephanie Inn and Pelican Brewery, as well as in private collections around the Northwest. When he is not working in his studio at home, Donald spends his days on film sets as a scenic artist and sculptor. He was honored to be asked to create his first Sandcastle Contest Poster back in 2006 and 2022, and just as excited to create the new poster for the 2024 contest. 

The Artwork

The 2024 posters are now available for purchase. The limited-edition posters are 18 x 24  signed and numbered by the artist. The open edition posters are 12 x 18 and feature an artist bio and event history on the backside. Posters can be purchased through the online store or in person at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce & Information Center. The posters will also be for sale on the beach during the Sandcastle Contest on June 15th. 

2024 Sandcastle Contest Artwork by Donnie Masterson