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    November 17, 2017 | Cannon Beach Gazette | • 7A
North Coast is backdrop for cards
New deck
coming this
By Rebecca Herren
Cannon Beach Gazette
Illustrator Aaron Trotter
was in Cannon Beach, often
seen around town sketch-
ing his next set of illustrated
playing cards focused solely
on Cannon Beach. But during
the festival weekend, visitors
could find him talking about
his newly launched deck of
illustrated playing cards high-
lighting 52 landmarks of Or-
egon’s North Coast — from
Newport to Astoria — at Voy-
ages, a toy, comic and game
His new deck features the
rugged and stormy nature of
Oregon’s Coast, illustrating
a different beach, state park,
viewpoint or historic land-
This is Trotter’s seventh
year in the card business, he
said, first releasing a deck of
Portland landmarks in 2010
with other Portland-centric
decks following. Now, he
looks forward to covering
more areas around Oregon
and Washington.
He sketches in pen and ink
on location over a succession
of road trips, and has traveled
extensively spending about
one week to 10 days in dif-
ferent cities around the world,
emphasizing landmarks that
are relevant to both locals
and tourists, he said. He has
sketched more than 30 cit-
ies from Los Angeles to New
York, London to Paris, Bar-
celona to Lisbon and Amster-
dam to Tokyo.
The cards are finished in
his Portland studio and dig-
itally printed on high-gloss
cardstock. Trotter remains a
part of the finishing process
and says he is very hands-on
through to the end, including
An enlarged snapshot of
the Oregon North Coast
playing cards shows the
cover sketched by illus-
trator Aaron Trotter who
launched the new deck
during the Stormy Weath-
er Arts Festival at Voyages
in Cannon Beach.
folding the boxes and making
sure each is signed and num-
bered by him.
Smaller than the average
playing deck, Trotter’s cards
are meant to be played, al-
though some collectors prefer
to keep them wrapped and on
display. Each deck includes
a descriptive card about the
deck and each card is credited.
He is excited about return-
ing to Voyages for the release
of his Cannon Beach deck
around Dec. 1, just in time for
Christmas, he said.
According to Sally Clif-
ford, one of the owners of
Voyages, there is a lot of ex-
citement surrounding the new
deck. “A lot of people have
pre-ordered and are patiently
waiting to see the cards.”
Trotter also let it known
that “Seaside may be in the
cards” for a future deck, and
said he looks forward to ex-
ploring the town.
Artists, writers and musicians gather at Stormy Weather
Artists from Page 1A
Georgia Gerber
his surroundings. Ahead of
the weekend’s festival, he re-
leased four new watercolors,
each significant and repre-
sentative of the coast. Two of
Hull’s new pieces, “As Rain
Falls” and “Shelter From
The Storm,” give the impres-
sion of being inside looking
through a window at rain-
drops, Hull said.
He developed this tech-
nique a few years ago and from
time to time plans it into the
painting. “I applied drops of
resin to the inside of the glass
to look like rain on the window
you are looking through.”
Also on display at the Jef-
frey Hull Gallery is the orig-
inal painting he donated to
Providence Seaside Hospital
Foundation for the annual Fes-
tival of Trees. The watercolor
“Reaching Out” will be auc-
tioned as part of the event.
At Northwest By North-
west Gallery, featured artist
Georgia Gerber gave a talk
to a captive audience about
the processes in creating her
bronze figures. Nationally
known, Gerber is one of the
leading public sculptors work-
ing today. Many pieces are
larger than life and installed
in public spaces. Her work is
expressive, endearing and ap-
proachable, which encourages
public interaction.
When asked about how she
started, Gerber said she used
her family’s ping-pong table as
her workstation and used the
family cat as a model for her
first piece.
Once the clay sculpture has
formed, Gerber readies it for
bronzing. “We strive to have
our pieces look in bronze as
they do in clay,” Gerber said.
When creating public space
art, Gerber likes to work with
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Cannon Beach painter Jeffrey Hull stands in front of
“Reaching Out,” a new watercolor he has donated to the
Festival of Trees to be auctioned off at the gala on Dec. 2.
the scale of the space, howev-
er, she said, “sometimes a cli-
ent wants a life-size piece” as
with a recent installation of a
golden retriever.
This winter, Gerber will
work on another piece in her
rabbit series titled, “The Dance.”
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City manager candidates Bruce St. Denis, Kevin Green-
wood and Peter Jankowski participate in a community fo-
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Cannon Beach.
‘Perfect time’ for a new city
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St. Denis replaces Brant
Kucera, who stepped down
earlier this year to take the
city manager position in Sis-
Schermerhorn said St.
Denis will have more than
enough to do to keep busy. The
City Council plans to tackle
strategic planning again. And
with three seats on the City
Council up for re-election, he
could have new faces to work
There are advantages to
having so many changes at
once, Schermerhorn said.
“This is the perfect time
for a new person to mesh in,”
he said. “Just listen to the cit-
izens, and address the council
with their concerns.”
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Like the time it takes to
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