Former art teacher and accomplished illustrator MerryAnn Blanchard is Beachstone Gallery’s featured artist for the month of January.

A graduate from Whitworth College in Spokane Washington with a double major in Art and English and a teaching degree certificate, Blanchard taught high school art in Madras, Oregon and English in Salem. She also taught art at Chemeketa College in Salem and started an art school in Monmouth. She now lives in Lincoln City with her husband, also an artist.

Blanchard has illustrated books throughout her career and has recently become a regular at Arlon Gilliland’s Thursday open studio at the Artists’ Studio Association’s classroom in the Beachstone Gallery.

The Gallery is located at 620 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City. Parking is available at the rear of the building.

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