Artists Come to Cannon Beach for Stormy Weather (Arts Festival, that is.)
Published: 10/24/2017
Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland create new work at Icefire Glassworks in Cannon Beach, Oregon
Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland create new work at Icefire Glassworks in Cannon Beach, Oregon 
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The public will have the opportunity to attend gallery events and meet prominent artists at Stormy Weather Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

The schedule of gallery events has been announced for Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 3-5. Throughout the weekend, the public will have the opportunity to attend receptions and meet notable Northwest artists, some as they discuss or demonstrate their techniques in sculpting, painting and photography. Sculptor 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, will discuss her work at Northwest by Northwest Gallery. Internationally renowned master photographer Christopher Burkett will also give a talk at Northwest by Northwest Gallery. A recipient of the Hasselblad Masters Award, Burkett is known for his fine art landscape photography and has been featured in Forum Magazine and Popular Photography & Imaging. Erik Abel, the artist behind this year's festival poster artwork, will give a painting demonstration at Archimedes Gallery. Abel lists among his clients REI and Patagonia and his work has been featured in spaces from Oregon to Hawaii.

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 whom have been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Art Beat" television program. Hull has been capturing the North Oregon Coast in watercolor and oil for over 40 years, drawing his inspiration from the ocean and landscapes of the area. He and wife Carol have owned and operated his namesake gallery in Sandpiper Square since 1987. The Hulls will host an artist reception on Friday and an open house reception on Saturday. Glass artists Kingwell and Kindland operate Icefire Glassworks in midtown Cannon Beach. Kingwell was an early pioneer of the Northwest glass art movement and has been blowing glass since 1971. Hull, Kingwell and Kindland will all be available at their galleries throughout the weekend, to discuss their work with visitors. Additionally, Icefire will have glass blowing demonstrations throughout the weekend and will have a breakfast reception on Saturday and hot cider and cupcakes on Sunday.

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Artists Come to Cannon Beach for Stormy Weather (Arts Festival, that is.)