Botanical art

Work by Carol Putnam on display at the Cannon Beach Arts Association.

The Cannon Beach Arts Association is pleased to present a collection of works by the Oregon Botanical Artists starting Wednesday, March 27 until Sunday, May 5. An artist reception will be held March 30 at 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Complimentary food and beverages are provided and the reception is family-friendly.

The exhibit, sponsored by Oregon Botanical Artists, features the works of Aislinn Adams, Alice Debo, Jeanne Debons, Rene Eisenbart, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Tina Lange, Marilyn Lindberg, Suzanne Jones, Jane Levy Campbell, Kristine Mackessey, Mary McCarty, Kip Nordstrom, Janet Parker, Carol Putnam, Laura Shea, Janene Walkky, Alice Hill, Mickey Anderson, and Margot Cole.

The Oregon Botanical Artists have 37 active members, many of whom are members of the American Society of Botanical Artists. OBA has exhibited at Audubon Society’s Wild Arts Show, at the Yard, Garden & Patio Show, the Hardy Plant Society’s Hortlandia Show, the juried David Douglas Exhibit and the Lan Su Chinese Garden Exhibit.

Cannon Beach Arts Association volunteer, artist and art grant recipient Dorota Haber-Lehigh, who is a member of the Oregon Botanical Artists, curated and facilitated the exhibit. She is also a teacher at the Seaside High School and regularly teaches art workshops regionally.

Other upcoming Cannon Beach Arts Association events include a variety of workshops including plastic assemblage with Mary Bess Gloria on March 23, Weathergram Calligraphy with Rebecca Read on March 30, and Drawing Puffins with Brianna Ortega on April 13.

The music group Dusty Santa Maria performs in the gallery on April 28 at 2:30 p.m. The Cannon Beach Arts Association is also participating in the 12 Days of Earth Day campaign and is partnering with the Haystack Rock Awareness Program to host a variety of family-friendly events.

Stop by the gallery to see the current exhibit, a local photography invitational, as well as a year-round display of local art. The Cannon Beach Arts Association is a nonprofit that is supported by local grants, donations and sponsorships, and the sale of artwork.

For information about membership and volunteer opportunities, as well as information about exhibits and other programs call the program director at 503-277-8757.

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