Throughout Cannon Beach artists paint and sculpt or create works of art at the Seventh Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival June 26, 27 and 28. The event is covered by the prestigious Southwest Art Magazine.

Northwest by Northwest Gallery will feature leading Northwest artists, including Georgia Gerber, Ivan McLean, Jeff White, Hazel Schlesinger and Douglas Granum.

Georgia Gerber known for her sculptures in downtown Portland depicting Oregon wildlife. Gerber will be creating sculpture in clay in front of the gallery. She won the Public Choice Vote for her life-size “Colt and Turtle.”

Ivan McLean is a contemporary steel sculptor who has created numerous sculptures throughout the Pearl district. He has just returned from installing 6 spheres on Hollywood Boulevard across from Beverly Hills. He is known for his numerous site specific installations for the Nines Hotel in downtown Portland; large bronze sculpture, kiln formed glass walls and wood installations throughout.

Jeff White is a master oil painter. He has been an Oregon Art Beat feature artist. His work can be seen in numerous public collections, Hawaii Temple Visitor Center, San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge & Columbia River Gorge Visitor Center. Private and corporate collections include Schnitzer Steel, Clint Eastwood, and the performer Joanna Newsom.

Hazel Schlesinger grew up in Cannon Beach and is a devoted Plein Air oil painter, belonging the Oil Painters of America and the Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. Her work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine and has been featured in the TV Series filmed in Portland with Timothy Hutton. She is also known and collected for her delightful abstracts.

Douglas Granum is a renowned bronze sculptor known for “Raven Discovering Mankind in a Clam Shell” we have a maquette or model of this bronze sculpture and there is a 28 foot version on Camano Island. His latest project is a life-size fisherman in bronze, based on a Asahel Curtis Photograph from 1909. “The Big Catch.” The image is of a cannery worker with a King Salmon.

For several years the sculptor carved cedar canoes in the northwest style. It is one of these canoes he has selected to be scanned by the very latest 3D technology that he will have cast in bronze. He is bringing a very special guest who is an international leader in this technology, Rob Arps. Arps has worked on big projects with Disney worldwide.

Granum created the basalt sculpture in front of the gallery with wings. Two months of work went into the project.

A Friday evening reception will be held with jazz guitar of Bobcat Bob and wine educator Patrick McElligott pouring award winning Sineann Wines. Northwest By Northwest Gallery is located at 232 N. Spruce, Cannon Beach, Oregon; established 1987. Contact NorthwestByNorthwestGallery.com for times and event schedule (503) 436-0741.

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