Rounding Up the North Coast's Art Events

By Cheri Brubaker | Sunday, September 15, 2019
The incomparable beauty of the North Coast attracts artists drawn to the lush forests, high capes, majestic storms and the ever-powerful ocean. They sketch the sea birds, photograph the views, paint the boats on the water. Some create glass objects, others weave baskets or sculpt clay. The artists and their work are increasingly becoming a reason to visit the North Coast. The arts are alive and well represented on the North Coast this week.
The work of one of the area's most prominent artists is on display currently at Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum through October 5th. Joe Knowles gained notoriety in 1913 when he entered the Maine woods without tools and wearing only a loincloth. He emerged two months later dressed in a bear skin. While his story was later debunked, the publicity stunt worked, elevating his career. The Art of Joe Knowles exhibit features his illustrations, which graced the cover of many of the popular periodicals of the early 20th century. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission on Thursdays is free.
For a diverse art-viewing experience, check out The Gallery Presents - Nicole Hummel, Dorata Haber-Lehigh, Carl Whiting, Kathleen Kanas at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. See pottery by Nicole Hummel, Dorota Haber-Lehigh's nature drawings featuring the flora of the Northwest, Carl Whiting's nature paintings and Kathleen Kanas' baskets that combine clay and natural fibers. These artists and their works will be on display through September 29th on the Hoffman Center for the Arts

Photo Credits to EO Media 

Maybe you want to be an artist. Hoffman Center for the Arts offers a wide variety of art classes and workshops. Perfect your glazing technique at the Monthly Glazing Show and Tell on Thursday. Learn from Pam Jacobson and other artists, and share your own glazing process from 11 a.m to 12 p.m. Cost is $2 – the regular hourly studio fee. Discover more about the classes, workshops and studios available at Hoffman Center for the Arts website.

Join North Fork 53 in Nehalem for Natural Dye Indigo Fest: Fresh Leaf Magic on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This workshop teaches you how to use Japanese Indigo to dye silk and wool. Make an indigo-dyed silk scarf and handkerchief on Sunday from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Create fantastic shades of blues and greens from plant leaves, taking your fiber art to the next level. Cost for the workshop is $145, and you can sign up here.

Photo credits to the Cannon Beach Gallery Group

Experience art with an eco-friendly spin at the first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival sponsored by Cannon Beach Gallery Group. Watch performance and studio artists on the beaches and in galleries as they blend art with ecology. Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Friends of Haystack Rock, North Coast Land Conservancy, Sea Turtles Forever, and the Wildlife Center of the North Coast will be represented. The festival runs Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $50 for a three-day pass. A complete line up of performers and an evolving schedule of events is available here.

You'll always find talented artists at the many North Coast Farmers Markets that are filled with the season's abundance. While you're visiting galleries or attending a workshop, you might want to check out some of these towns' restaurants and cool shops. Be sure to view our Daytime Events and Nightlife calendars for additional happenings on the North Coast this weekend. Drive safely, and have fun! 

About the Author Cheri Brubaker
Cheri Brubaker is a writer living on the Oregon Coast. She enjoys sharing her favorite places to dine, hike, shop and explore this beautiful, rugged place she is so fortunate to call home. Join Cheri as she guides you along Oregon's spectacular North Coast.