The Mission of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is to provide an excellent cultural experience and to support regional talents in visual art, literature, music, theatre and dance for the benefit of our residents and visitors.
Celebrating 11 years in 2015, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, held on the first Saturday evening of each month, 5-7: pm. Visitors meet artists, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music. The affairs are in businesses, shops, boutiques and dining establishments located between Holladay and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. The next Art Walk is Saturday, July 4th!!! Complimentary parking is to be found on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.
So on the 4th. A trio of galleries will rule the evening, as each iconic gallery draws on one another’s collective energy with doors flung open to celebrate the holiday.
SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway
Located in the Gilbert Block Building in the historic Gilbert District.
Will be featuring the enchanting fiber collage art of Robin Montero in her first exhibit at SunRose called “By the Beautiful Sea”. A Seattle native trained in costume design, Robin is a self-taught “fiber expressionist” combining her love of the sea with her own felting, jewelry-making and sewing techniques. As often as she can, she visits her vacation cottage steps from the beach in Seaside where her home studio faces west, giving her endless inspiration. Also present will be local’s favorite Patty Thurlby and her whimsical recycle art. Live jazz by Richard T. and SunRose owner Ray Coffey….it’ll be a great night for Art Walk at SunRose Gallery!
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway
Located in the Gilbert Block building in the historic Gilbert District.
Opens an exhibit titled “Summer Reset” featuring artist Paul Brent who will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ event throughout the Art Walk evening. Fairweather’s introduces two new NW artists Melissa Jander and Roz Rude to the gallery. The artists will be in attendance to meet and greet art patrons.
Paul Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Coastal Living, Florida Monthly and many more. He is a signature member of the National and Florida Watercolor Societies and a member of the Society of Illustrators.
Melissa Jander is an artist working out of her studio in the Seattle area. Her paintings of rich landscapes use bold use of color, expressive brushstrokes and layered textures. Current art associations include Evergreen Association of Fine Arts, CIVA, and Art EAST. In addition to private sales nationwide, Melissa has sold paintings through Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, WA, Kaewyn Art Gallery in Bothell, WA; Sixth Street Art Gallery in Prosser, WA, and through a solo show at the Michael Rastovich Gallery in Richland, Washington. She has shown work at the UpFront Art Gallery in Issaquah, WA, Studio 103 Gallery and the EAFA gallery at Seattle Design Center both in Seattle.
Artist Roz Rude was raised in the San Fernando Valley. “Being a Valley girl means weekly trips to the beach is an essential part of life. When at the beach all worries seem to disappear watching the tide going in and out and the sky painted at sunset. Trained as a classical ballet dancer the need to be creative has always been a part of me. The highest compliment was when a friend asked to buy painting. She said she wanted to see it when she woke up to start her day feeling happy. I knew then that was what I wanted to do with my life, to create paintings that make people feel happy and relaxed and to capture a view or a breathtaking moment in time.” With a Degree in Psychology and Communication, the artist applies skill in suggesting a beautiful and safe place.
Live music by Shirley Smith-Yates and complimentary light bits and beverages will be provided. Seaside fine art photographer Neal Maine will speak at 6:pm about what is happening in the natural habitat “within our own back yards along the coastal edge.”
Vetrata Doni, 810 Broadway
Located in the Wheatley-Desler Building in the historic Gilbert District.
To celebrate the grand opening of “Vetrata Doni”, which means stained glass gifts in Italian, aka “that stained glass gallery (in Seaside)”, in the newly renovated Salmon Berry Square Building at 810 Broadway, Kathy Kathman, artist/teacher, mentored a student, Michael Swygert who creatively-executed a show-stopping chipped mosaic counter depicting her storefront . Loving color and design, she “doesn’t have a clue as to how many hours went into the fabrication” of her new space, which is a joint effort between family members and designers.
It is the latest gallery in the Gilbert District, located in the historic Wheatley-Desler Building, and features much more than that in concept and design work, as art is fabricated by students and interns.
Kathman, an accountant for more than 30 years, when interviewed shared a favorite quote “make decisions based on where you are going, not where you are”, has glass art genes in her family: a brother served as an architect for Dale Chihuly; the family has connections with Bulls Eye Glass Studio. The artist has taught glass art design classes in Seattle, and will offer commissioned work and on site design, as well as, classes at the gallery in Seaside.
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