Celebrating 11 years in 2015, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held on August 1st, 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.
SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway, located in the Gilbert Building
Popular credit card mosaic artist Mari Cardinal Walker is the featured artist. With 9 brothers and sisters and a husband who’s a city bus driver, she has an endless source of bus passes and credit cards with which to create her whimsical panels. Also showing new bead mosaics from Zemula Fleming which are always highly anticipated by collectors. Locals favorite Patty Thurlby will be in attendance with her ongoing exhibit of recycled mixed media and SunRose owner Cathy Tippin will have a new selection of her handcrafted china earrings and pendants as well!
J. Rae’s Wines, 608 Broadway, located in the Gilbert Building
Featuring artist Marcus Lundell, who utilizes a reverse glass painting technique on distressed windows. Window views include classic comedic characters. Proceeds benefit the Clatsop County Animal Assistance.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, located in the Gilbert Building
Opening reception for Anything Goes, a juried exhibition that refers the use of materials and methods used to make art—anything to stretch the boundaries of the work. The selected artists:
PATRICIA CLARK-FINLEY: Holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has been included in many juried regional and national exhibitions. “Euphoric light, drama, metaphor and humor capture my imagination in the world-away beach living. Moving towards abstraction, binary issues such as random vs. ordered, abandon vs. control, sublime vs. mundane, or precious vs. universal simulate exploration from one medium to another.” AGNES FIELD: Astoria based artist uses a “matter of fact” approach to painting and making objects by improvising and reusing found materials along with the paint to amplify the intended meaning. Field has a Master’s Degree in Studio Fine Art from New York University and is currently acting president of non-profit Astoria Visual Arts and Visual Arts Curator @KALA exhibition space and has been included in many juried exhibits and residencies.
ZIFEN QIAN: A graduate of Shanghai Normal University and a MFA from Portland State University, writes “painting is a visible art form which should be understandable by persons other than the artist.” The internationally acclaimed artist has been included in many national and international exhibits and collections. KRISTIN QIAN: The youngest scholarship member of the Princeton University Orchestra (class of 2018) is praised as an “omnibus” prodigy for her multiple talents across a wide spectrum of areas including music, science, languages, and painting. A Carnegie master, Kirstin will play at Fairweather’s. A Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode will be offered by Paul Brent. A complimentary light dinner will be offered. In addition, Seaside/ Gearhart naturalist Neal Maine will speak at 6:00 pm about the “living along the coastal edge”.
Beach Puppy Boutique, 614 Broadway, located in the Gilbert Building
Featuring Lisa Cunningham watercolor artist. Her paintings are captivating and full of emotion. Best known for her Pet Portraits, Lisa adores capturing the love of an animal.
Beach Books, 616 Broadway, located in the Gilbert Building
Featuring the entire the Green Cab Artist Collective, created with the goal of encouraging and inspiring one another, sharing artist techniques and information about the business side of art, and sharing work with the public. The “Cabbies” are a synergistic alliance of artists, working in diverse mediums from the greater Portland area. The show includes work from artists Anne E. Brown, Penny Forrest, Lisa Griffen, Jeffery J. Hall, Kathryn Jtineant, Christine Martell, Helvi Smith, Bruce Ulrich, Jim Zaleski and Elina Zerbergs.
Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive, located in the Wheatley-Desler Building
Oftentimes, acting as a welcoming space where art enthusiasts gather, interact and collectively review the Art Walk experience, features art by Morgan Stoller, whose pen and ink work is demonstrated through dramatic, subtle contrasts of light and shadows.
T. Anjuli’s Gallery, 5 N. Holladay Drive, located in the Wheatley-Desler Building
Featuring contemporary poster art work by gallery artist, gallery owner and Seaside philosopher Billy Lutz. “Transnational corporate philosophy is the train. Inertia is the track. Environmental calamity is the cliff. Middle class is the distracted passenger. Materialism is the closed curtain in the Pullman car. Slide the curtain. Open the window. Smell the life. Shake the lethargy.”
Vetrata Doni, (aka Stained Glass Gallery), 810 Broadway, located in the Wheatley-Desler Building
Featuring select hand blown glass from Opal Art Glass Studios in Cosmopolis Washington. Opal Art Glass creates traditional and contemporary blown glass forms using hand-tooled techniques. The unique crystal designs reflect influences from the Pacific Northwest’s environs, culture, and crafts movements. Artist/owner Kathy Kathman will unveil new stained glass works, as well.
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