Tuesday, June 9, 2009

3 great events coming up at Cannon Beach and DragonFire Gallery

Coming up in Cannon Beach at DragonFire Gallery
Please join me for all 3 great events Mari’s Fire Saturday, June 20th
is the not-to-be missed opening of a special memorial show for Mari Rockett. As co-founder of DragonFire Gallery, she was a mentor to many artists and a committee member on the public art project, Sculpture Without Walls. Following her death in March, many artists and staff felt moved to do something to honor Mari and her passion for the arts. The result is Mari’s Fire, a show of work donated by artists in widely diverse mediums, all inspired by memories of Mari. All gallery proceeds from the show will go towards a piece of public art honoring Mari and her contribution to the arts in Cannon Beach and beyond.
Mari’s idea of a great party was the gallery chock full of artists and art lovers enjoying the creative process with live music and good food & drink at hand. Join us and help make June 20th that kind of party. Lee Clingman and Luminos will provide music while Inspired! Café will whip up some memorable food. For those who can’t get to town, there will be a special listing section on the website for viewing and purchasing.
Mari’s Fire burns on…
"Plein Air & More" put on by the Cannon Beach Gallery Group, will feature 15 artists from all over the western United States including several Oregon based artists. These painters, photographers and sculptors will be demonstrating their talents in each of their respective crafts throughout the town of Cannon Beach, in the open air.
Jun 27-Jun 27 2009
DragonFire artist Michael Orwick and many other artists from the Cannon Beach Gallery Group will spend the day painting under the open skies of Cannon Beach in a wide variety of locations on Saturday, June 27. Come join Michael and his peers to learn the process of painting outside. This show is sponsored by the Cannon Beach Gallery Group. At the end of the day, all the completed works of art will be available at gallery representing each artist. Michael will be in town with his easel from early Thursday morning, June 25 to Friday, June 26 to catch the first glimpse of sunrise. You might see him on the beach in the evenings for sunset. Give us a call each day to find out where you can catch up to Michael as he paints. If you miss him, you can find the finished paintings in DragonFire.
Start Date: June 27, 2009 - End Date: June 27, 20 Time: All Day Location: Cannon Beach, OR
Link: http://www.cbgallerygroup.com/ Organization: Cannon Beach Gallery Group
Nov 6-Nov 8 2009
STORMY WEATHER 2009 Imagine DragonFire Unveiling the labors of its 125 Northwest Artists. Contemplate demonstrations, music, a collectors' reception where you might watch the artists work and speak with them. Now imagine 15 other galleries with feature shows. Pack all of this into a 3-day weekend - with writers and musicians all around you. Save the dates for Stormy Weather and check the DragonFire website for further details as November draws near.
CALL FOR ARTISTS! 2009 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Painting Exhibition Columbia Center for the Arts
Event Dates: 8/27/09 - 9/30/09
REQUIREMENTS for jurying process, entry deadline is June 30, 2009
HOW TO APPLYSubmit 6 Images online for the jurying process at http://www.callforentry.org/
Jury Fee (Pacific Northwest Plein Air Show): $25.00Unlike previous Pacific Northwest Plein Air application processes, this year’s will be conducted entirely online. All applications must be submitted by midnight (Mountain Time) on June 30, 2009. Columbia Center for the Arts will not accept applications directly. If you are new to CaFÉ, please allow yourself enough time to become familiar with the application system and requirements. Applicants are asked to submit 6 digital images and an artist statement through http://www.callforentry.org/
Please visit the website for complete instructions on how to apply. There is no fee to register and use this website.ELIGIBILITYAny resident of the United States is eligible to apply. However, submitted artwork must have been painted on location in the Pacific Northwest: British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, or Montana.
The Pacific Northwest is Plein Air Painter Paradise. Each year, artists gather in the Columbia River Gorge to take in the stunning beauty of its black basalt cliffs, ribbon-like waterfalls, and lush fir forests. In November 1986, Congress recognized the unique beauty of the Gorge when it made it the nation's first National Scenic Area. In a very small area, there is a diverse range of climate zones for artists to paint. Nestled along the Columbia River, the town of Hood River sits between the two snow capped volcanoes Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Only a 10 minute drive to the East takes you to the Transitional Zone where the Cascade Mountain Range meets the Desert. The High Desert and Deschutes River are 35 minutes further. To the West, visitors can wander the temperate rain forest and discover alpine lakes and streams. Portland is 1 hour West of Hood River and the scenic Oregon Coast is 2.5 hrs West of Hood River.Fee: $25.00 (Pacific Northwest Plein Air Show)Event Dates: 8/27/09 - 9/30/09Entry Deadline: 6/30/09
Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2009 :: Fifth Annual Paint Out and Gallery Exhibition held at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, Oregon. Located in the heart of Oregon's National Scenic Area. Show Reception and Awards Friday September 4, 2009 6-8pm, open to the public.
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