Fri. Sep 25th, 2020

Bronze Coast Gallery Named Best Gallery In Oregon, 2016 – Highlight Hollywood Exclusive News

Highlight Hollywood supports all venues of the entertainment industry, from politics to sports to cinema to fine arts. This year, we again have the exclusive rights to introduce our readers to the 25 Best Museums And Galleries In America, as designated by the American Art Awards. The AAA board, headed by president Thom Bierdz, chooses only one museum or gallery per state per year. Their selections are based on years established, industry reputation, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.


Bierdz explains, “In the past, American Art Awards has honored well over a hundred museums and galleries. We study thousands each year and continue to be impressed with the Bronze Coast Gallery, which not only represents dozens of award-winning regional, national and international artists, but also offers classes in bronze casting. In its 24th year, they have earned the reputation as one of the Oregon Coast’s premiere fine art galleries, and a very popular tourist attraction. We at the American Art Awards love their eye for sculpture, original paintings and photography, and name Bronze Coast Gallery the Best Gallery In Oregon, 2016, and one of the 25 Best Galleries In America, 2016.”





Specializing in limited edition bronze sculpture, the gallery was opened by Kim Barnett in 1993 after more than a decade spent operating a large art foundry in eastern Oregon. The focus of the Bronze Coast Gallery is to provide education in sculpture and the in depth process of bronze casting. The gallery also spotlights the finest in original painting and features more than thirty award-winning regional, national and international artists.

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Rodd Ambroson, Austin Barton, Nathan Bennett, Kristina Boardman, Dan Chen, Pamela Claflin, John Coleman, Melissa Cooper, David Crawford, Don Dahlke, Jane DeDecker Jim Eppler, Bob Fouse, Jason Frederick-Law, Mark Gatewood, Carol Gold, Gene Guibord, Annie Henrie, Cary  Henrie, Michael Holmes, Sally Kimp, Jack Kreutzer, Ann LaRose, Nano Lopez,  Cammie Lundeen, George Lundeen, Mark Lundeen, James Moore, Eugene Morelli, Randy Mulder, Matthew Gray Palmer, Victoria Parsons, J. Scott Peck, David Petlowany,  Linda Prokop, Don Rambadt, Jacques & Mary Regat, Robert Rogers, Rosetta, Hans Schiebold, Sharles, Margret Short, Joshua Tobey, Seth Vandable, Donnie  Wanner, Linda Wilder and Joan Zygmunt.

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May 6, 7 & 8,  2016 – “Spring Unveiling”  is presented by the members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group. Each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveiling demos and receptions take place all weekend long. Local chefs join in the fun with “Art from the Chef’s Table”, selecting artwork from the galleries as their theme for creating special menu items offered only during the weekend.


Friday: Don Rambadt. Cocktail Reception – 5:00pm. Unveiling – 6:00pm.


Saturday: Victoria Parsons, Artist Unveiling – 1:20pm. Seth Vandable, Artist Unveiling – 6:00pm. Artist Reception – 6:00pm.


Sunday: Coffee with the artists – 10:30am. Artists featured for the weekend: Don Rambadt, Victoria Parsons, Seth Vandable. ______________________________   June 24 – 26, 2016 – “Plein Air and More”  The Cannon Beach Gallery Group is presenting the 8th Annual Plein Air & More festival. Scheduled for June 24-26, the event will feature nearly 50 artists creating art on location throughout the town and on the beach Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Artists featured for the weekend: Donnie Wanner, Dan Chen, Pamela Claflin.



November 4 – 6, 2016 – “Stormy Weather Arts Festival”  Each November Cannon Beach’s art community gathers to collectively celebrate diverse talents during this popular festival of the arts.


Galleries, shops, hotels and restaurants host a variety of writers, singers, composers, painters, sculptors and more. The unique coastal beauty of this region has inspired creativity for many decades, making Cannon Beach one of The Best Art Towns in America.


Artists featured for the weekend: Matthew Gray Palmer, Jason Frederick-Law.

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LOCATION: 90 minutes west of Portland on the northwest Oregon coast.


Bronze Coast Gallery 224 N Hemlock Suite 2 PO Box 1369 Cannon Beach, OR 97110   Phone: (503) 436-1055  Email:


HOURS: Open daily from 10-6 and by appointment.

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