Cannon Beach art galleries will shine a spotlight on some of the West’s most successful artists Nov. 6-8, just like they have for over 30 years at Cannon Beach, Oregon’s Stormy Weather Arts Festival. With coronavirus restrictions, the 2020 festival will look different from other years and will feature only intimate, limited-attendance gallery events to assure the safety of festival attendees.

Over the festival weekend, artists who create bronze sculpture, blown glass and original wall art in diverse styles will be in the galleries to, demonstrate their techniques or have their work showcased in special exhibits. There will be live musical performances with regional musicians at outdoor venues throughout the town on Saturday of the festival.

Some of the highlights of the 2020 festival include:

The 34th Annual Miniature Show at the non-profit Cannon Beach Gallery

New sculpture by Georgia Gerber, known for her public works including Rachel the Pig, the life size piggy bank at the entrance to Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

Blown glass vessels by Mark Gordon created using the battuto technique that involves grinding the finished glass to create texture and reveal inner layers of color.

“For the Love of Trees” painting demonstration by three artists whose work will be sold to benefit the North Coast Land Conservancy efforts to purchase a Rainforest Reserve near Cannon Beach.

Demonstration of altered book sculpture by Valerie Savarie who starts with vintage books, reinventing them into unique art pieces by cutting, carving, stitching and character illustrations.

To meet safety requirements, all events will be limited in size and masks will be required inside galleries. Hours will vary by gallery and many will offer private showings by appointment. Food and beverages will not be served at gallery events.


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