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21st Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival

John Ebner21st Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Nov. 6-8, 2009 in Cannon Beach with Demos at Haystack Gallery by John Ebner, Eric Langeliers and Michael Tieman.

CANNON BEACH, OREGON – Imagine a place where the mists and storms of the coast swirl around a magical 'mountain of a Haystack' rising from the sea, and from every hearth and home emerges writers, singers, composers, painters and sculptors. That is what happens each November in Cannon Beach. These entire forces join together to transform your experience into a festival of creativity filled with music, theater, poetry and art. This is The Stormy Weather Arts Festival.

The Quick Draw Event starts off the weekend on Friday night where 14 artists have one hour to paint, complete, and frame a piece while the audience watches. The art is then sold by auction. Watercolorist John Ebner from Haystack Gallery will again be in the event.

On Saturday, Nov 7, John Ebner will be inside Haystack Gallery conducting a performance painting at from 11-3:30pm. Outside in our tent, metal wall sculptor Eric Langeliers will be working on some new pieces. At 1pm on Saturday Eric will unveil his newest pieces of a more contemporary abstract style. As an added feature at 1:15pm resident sculptor/painter Michael Tieman will unveil his latest two sculptures in his “Hands of the Artists” collection, “The Weaver” and “The Wine Thief”. Artists Reception is Saturday night from 4-7pm. 

John Ebner's fascination with the Puget Sound island country began 20 years ago, since leaving the family farm in Sublimity, Oregon, where he was born in 1943. His background in commercial art led to fine arts in the early '70s when he started painting watercolors. 

John's passion for the Pacific Northwest is manifested through smooth, powerful, yet simplified sweeps of color.  Being a Northwest artist for 15 years, John has mastered the ability to suspend time, creating a lasting image of a quiet moment.

Ebner's paintings calm the spirit allowing the viewer to feel the same serenity as the artist.  The mystery and depth of nature reflect a part of John's nature presented on paper.

Eric Langeliers, from Springfield, is a metal artist who specializes in making wall sculptures. Langeliers has been cutting and welding since taking high school shop classes. Eric uses a plasma lead torch to cut out the larger pieces such as land, water and wildlife, and uses an oxygen-acetylene cutting torch for more detailed work such as trees.

As Michael Tieman sees it, “The role of an artist from the dawn of time has been as a visual storyteller. The stories my paintings and sculptures tell are ones of confidence, strength, passion, playful sophistication and the celebration of life.”

Tieman has sketched and painted since childhood and has spent almost four decades as a working artist, both as a graphic designer and a fine artist. Following the encouragement of a friend and gallery owner, Michael recently expanded his talents into sculptures cast in bronze. Tieman’s sculptures are unique in that they are a combination of traditional figurative sculpture and his Impressionistic painting style. “I create my bronze sculpture as a three dimensional painting; texture is the impasto brushstroke, color is the play of light and shadows across the surfaces, and detail is the free style movement of the impressionist style.”

The "Art Walk" put on by the Cannon Beach Gallery Group is a wonderful way to see the other member galleries and watch their visiting artists from around the world demonstrating their art. This event will take place from 10:00am-7:00pm Saturday and will include artist receptions at each of the participating member galleries.

Saturday and Sunday musicians and composers will delight listeners on the streets, in galleries, at the restaurants, and in concert in the Coaster Theatre Playhouse. From Bluegrass to classical piano, or rock, if you like any kind of music you are liable to find it here.

For more information on the events at Haystack Gallery please call us at 503-436-2547.

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