The Cannon Beach community gathers to collectively celebrate the arts during the 27th annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival featuring three days of art events, receptions and exhibitions by local and regional artists in galleries and all around town, Nov. 7, 8 and 9. Locations vary throughout Cannon Beach for information see

Here are some highlights:

The Palette Puddlers annual Stormy Weather weekend art show and sale will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, 207 N. Spruce St. Admission and refreshments are free.

Artists provide morning and afternoon demonstrations of their particular art style(s) throughout the weekend. Artists are also willing to sell their “hot off the easel” work to interested buyers.

The Palette Puddlers are a group of professional women artists, many of whom have painted together for more than 12 years. The following members, Louise Birkenfeld, Susan Bish, Betty Brower, Sheila Brown, Patricia Button, Judith Fredrikson, Jeannette Gran-Davis, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Mary Ann Gantenbein, Suzanne King, Susan Thomas and Ellen Zimet will be showing and selling original works of art in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, lino-block prints, acrylics, mixed media, oils, pastels and handmade tiles.

There will be also be art reproductions in cards and small matted prints. A bargain bin will include original unmatted, unframed works of art for $20 each. Come early for the best selections.

Because of the wonderful reception for past years’ calendars, a new one was designed for this year, representing one piece of art work from each of the 13 members of the group. The calendar is $20 and pictures from it are on the group’s website at Each art piece is suitable for matting and framing. Calendars may be bought on the website for $22, which includes shipping.

Guest artist Trisha White will be selling her one-of-a-kind hand painted tiles for either decoration or as coasters.

Looking for a family friendly event during Cannon Beach’s Stormy Weather Arts Festival Weekend? Look no further than the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s annual trivia contest. The two-day event takes place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9.

The contest works like this: Each competitor may purchase a single trivia card for $2 and each card contains 10 questions that must be answered while in the museum. No cellphone or Internet searches allowed!

“The event is a combination of scavenger hunt and trivia contest,” explains Director Elaine Murdy-Trucke, “the answer to every single question is contained within the museum’s exhibits — even the bonus questions.”

Those who answer all 10 questions correctly will win a prize. Prizes range from candy from Bruce’s Candy Kitchen, candles, toys and other fun prizes. You can only win once.

The museum will offer tasty treats in the form of gourmet cupcakes and cookies, served with complimentary Sleepy Monk coffee and hot chocolate.

For more information visit or find them on Facebook at

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is located at 1387 S. Spruce St. in Cannon Beach across the street from the Cannon Beach Fire Station.

Ken Grant oil paintings exhibit continues through Oct. 2.

Christopher Mathie, mixed media paintings, Nov. 7-Jan. 5. During Stormy Weather Arts Festival, new paintings, special events and live music are offered at the gallery located at 251 N. Hemlock St.

Georgia Gerber works on “Otter Moon,” which will be a new bronze sculpture for the 27th Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival. Gerber provides a slideshow of the foundry process, typically showing the latest public sculpture project that she is working on. She won the 2014 Southwest Art Magazine Plein Air & More Arts Festival’s People’s Choice vote for her life size bronze “Colt” which will be at the Stormy Weather Arts Festival.

Friday, Nov. 7

6 to 8 reception with the artists to follow with Sineann Wineries’ Patrick McElligott.

Saturday, Nov. 8

11 a.m.: Eric Jacobsen — award winning “Plein Air” oil painter. Winner Southwest Art Magazine’s Award of Excellence for the 2014 Plein Air & More Arts Festival.

12:30 p.m.: Angella Woods — contemporary Western oil painter.

1 p.m.: Kirk Lybecker — watercolor. Oregon Art Beat, OPB TV feature artist.

1:30 p.m.: Hazel Schlesinger — plein air oil painter. Her paintings can be seen in film and the series “Leverage” with Timothy Hutton. Her work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine.

3 p.m. Ivan McLean — sculpture in stainless steel and bronze. One of 10 sculptors nationally selected for the Newport Beach, Calif., Sculpture Park. The artist created a 108 foot stainless sphere for the site.

3:30 p.m.: Christopher Burkett — master of fine art color landscape photography. OPB TV Oregon Art Beat feature artist. All film. Three new museum collections this year.

4 p.m.: Tom Small — basalt, stone, bronze and glass. Brief movie of the sculptor working.

4:30 p.m.: Jeff White — oil paintings depicting the splendor of the natural world. OPB TV Oregon Art Beat feature artist.

5 to 8 p.m.: Artists reception — live jazz guitar Bobcat Bob. Dick Ferraro of Ferraro Cellar.


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