Cannon Beach — The Palette Puddlers’ annual Memorial Day weekend art show and sale will be held at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, located at 207 N. Spruce St. The hours will be Friday, May 27; Saturday, May 28; and Sunday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The art show will also be open Monday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission and refreshments are free. In addition, artists will be providing on-going demonstrations of their particular art style throughout the weekend. It’s possible that visitors could find something “just created” to purchase.

The Palette Puddlers are a group of professional women artists, many of who have painted together for years. Every Monday, rain or shine, they paint in a Cannon Beach locale. During their weekly painting meetings, they provide mutual support, critique artistic efforts and share the joy of creativity, as well as just have a great time. Throughout the year, they create an art gallery and sell their original art works.

This is a year of change for the group. There has been a loss of some members due to illness, death and relocation. Additionally, the group may not be able to continue presenting their work at the Cannon Beach visitor center other than for Memorial Day weekend. But this intrepid group of professional artists will continue.

The members this year who will be showing and demonstrating their art include Susan Bish, Judith Fredrikson, Mary Ann Gantenbein, Linda Gebhart, Debbie Janssen, Suzanne King, Debbie Loyd and Jo Pomeroy-Crockett. They will show and sell original works of art including watercolor, acrylics, mixed-media, oils and pastels. Cards and print reproductions of their work will also be available as well as The Bargain Bin where unframed paintings are available for a minimal price.

The newest addition to Palette Puddlers is award-winning artist Debbie Loyd, who has recently returned from Kenya and will show a selection of original themed watercolor paintings. The artists also show their work in other venues in the Northwest, and their paintings adorn homes throughout the state and the nation.


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