The Cannon Beach Arts Association is seeking volunteers to assist the organization in fulfilling its mission to support, fund and enhance the arts and artists in Cannon Beach and the surrounding region through education, events and exhibits.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit since 1986, the arts association operates the Cannon Beach Gallery, located at 1064 S. Hemlock St., in a space shared with Bald Eagle Coffee House and Eatery.
The Cannon Beach Gallery hosts exhibits that feature the work of emerging and established career artists and is staffed by volunteer docents.
Docent responsibilities include interacting with gallery visitors and patrons, making art sales, answering phone calls, and light clerical work. Gallery retail experience is not necessary; training is provided. Docents may be eligible to show artwork on the gallery’s dedicated docent wall space with a sustained commitment of six hours of volunteering per month.
Volunteers with accounting skills, grant writing ability, as well as those with an interest in fundraising and interacting with the local business community, are needed to meet the administrative needs of the organization.
Additional programs of the CBAA include a high school scholarship award, summer art camp, individual artist grant, summer internship and arts in education program for supporting the arts in area schools.
There are many ways to get involved and help support the arts on the north Oregon coast.