Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Cover of Coast Weekend, and feature article interview

Painter Michael Orwick and his daughter, Elena Grace, enjoy a stormy moment at Haystack Rock. Orwick is the featured artist at DragonFire Studio & Gallery during Cannon Beach's Stormy Weather Arts Festival this weekend. Photo by Gabriela Orwick.

Stormy Weather shines again

The annual festival of the arts makes Cannon Beach the bright spot on the Oregon Coast Nov. 7-9. BY KERRI BUCKLEY To see the full article please click

The 21st annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival coaxes artists, families and art lovers to Cannon Beach to discuss art and to delight the senses during the weekend of Nov. 7 through 9. Calendars and businesses are brimming with exhibits, lectures, readings, food and music at area shops, restaurants and galleries.Weekend festivities kick off Friday with the annual Quick Draw event. Artists use raw materials, creating masterpieces in one hour starting at 7 p.m. at the Tolovana Inn, 3400 S. Hemlock St. After works are completed, they'll be auctioned. Tickets to this event are limited; food will be available. One artist profiled in the Quick Draw is Michael Orwick. His impressionistic paintings are both shocking and thrilling through his use of light, color and movement. His works are exhibited at DragonFire Studio & Gallery; his love of the Oregon Coast is evident. In an interview, he said he "hoped to portray the fog and haze with the light and beauty that contrasts those elements on the coast of Oregon." Read his blog about light, sound and color at

'New Splendour,' oil painting by Michael Orwick. Orwick will be taking part in the Quick Draw event, which he calls 'one of my most favorite art events of the year.'

'Cannon Beach Oregon,' oil painting by Michael Orwick.

'Part of the Mighty,' oil painting by Michael Orwick, featured artist at DragonFire Studio & Gallery.

All the best,

Michael Orwick Orwick Arts


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