Earth & Ocean Arts Festival, September 20 – 22, 2019

Schedule of Gallery Events

Meet NW Artists throughout the weekend in our Landmark Sculpture Garden featuring Ivan McLean’s “Red Sphere” & “Re-Invention”.
Friday September 20th
5 to 7 pm – Gallery Reception
Meet Festival Artists:
  • Hazel Schlesinger
  • Angelita Surmon
  • Venka Payne
  • Taryn Wise
  • Margo Greeve
  • Chayo “Earth & Ocean Ceramics”
Music by Bobcat Bob
Sineann Winery with Patrick McElligott

(Puffin Paintings and Tufted Puffin Bronze by Georgia Gerber: percentage of sales goes to Friends of Haystack Rock & North Coast Land Trust)

Saturday September 21st 
12 to 4 pm
Hazel Schlesinger: Award winning local artist. Plein Air Public Choice Winner. Begins in our Sculpture Garden then onto Haystack Rock National Wildlife Refuge. Published in Southwest Art Magazine. Contemporary abstract paintings.
Venka Payne: Paints old growth forests. “My goal is to help preserve old growth forests through awakening appreciation for their beauty and value.”
Angelita Surmon: her kiln formed glass and paintings celebrate the natural world. Portland Museum collection. Public artist.
Taryn Wise: Painting of an American Bald Eagle at Haystack Rock National Wildlife Refuge. Winner of the 32nd Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival Poster Competition for “Purtity of Freedom”.
Chayo: Ceramics for “Earth and Ocean”. Five decades of development and technique.
Laurie St. Denis: Woodland Florals.
1 to 4 pm
Margo Greeve at Cannon Beach Book Company signing her children’s book “Oregon’s Special Animals”.
2 to 4 pm
Music by Bobcat Bob
Sineann Winery with Patrick McElligott

General Festival Details

Join us in celebrating the natural wonders of Cannon Beach through the blending of arts and ecology.

The first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival offers the inspiration of exciting new art blended with the gratification of giving back to the ecosystem that sustains us. Performance and studio artists will create and perform on the beaches and in the parks and galleries of Cannon Beach – all with a fresh perspective of our natural world.

Members of five environmental non-profits will join the festival, inspiring all of us with their commitment and vision:

  • Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve
  • Friends of Haystack Rock
  • North Coast Land Conservancy
  • Sea Turtles Forever
  • Wildlife Center of the North Coast,

Serving as ambassadors for the intersection of art and activism, we’re very excited to welcome Artichoke Dance Company, an environmentally focused group committed to the power of the arts to effect positive change in people’s lives and communities, especially in regard to plastics pollution. Through dance, they explore the intersection of art with daily life and address pressing ecological realities with physicality and wit. This group is a must see!

The purchase of the $50 three day festival event pass raises money for the participating non-profits and enters the holder in a variety of prize drawings, including a two night stay at a local vacation property, a boat tour of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, a guided hike with the North Coast Land Conservancy, two $300 gift certificates redeemable at any participating Cannon Beach gallery, dining gift certificates, a whiskey tour and tasting, Kathleen Sheard art glass, and more.

Visit the Cannon Beach Gallery Group Web Site to purchase Tickets and for more Information

A very special thank you:

To those individuals and businesses making this festival and prize drawings possible:

  • Mike & Tracey Clark
  • Wave Crest Inn
  • Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals
  • Buoy Beer
  • Cannon Beach Distillery
  • Cannon Beach Smokehouse
  • The Wine Shack