Celebrating 11 years in 2015, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, the next Art Walk will be held on Sept. 5th, 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 Gilbert District Gallery, 611 Broadway, located in the Kerwin Building:
The featured artists are Jennie Truitt and Ian Ricker. Jennie works with pencils and colored pencils, creating images with incredible detail and realism. Ian Ricker is a local artist living in Chehalis, Washington with his wife and partner Jennie Truitt (Ricker). As a small boy he discovered his artistic gift and became fascinated with the results different media could achieve, leading to career as an art instructor for more than twenty years. Ian’s work has won numerous awards at the South West Washington State Fair and 5 People’s Choice Awards at the Puyallup State Fair.
The gallery also offers original water colors, bronzes, limited edition giclee and prints, Native American jewelry, oil paintings, greeting cards and metal sculpture.
SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway, located in the Gilbert Building
Owner/ artist Cathy Tippin will have a new selection of her handcrafted china earrings and pendants. September Art Walk is an open house with light appetizers and live music by gallery owner Ray Coffey.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, located in the Gilbert Building
Opens COLLECTIVE ENERGY, an exhibition that brings artists of all mediums together. Artists appearing: Paul Brent, Richard Newman, Billie Johnstone, Bobby Mcwhirter, Kimberly Reed, Rosemary Klein and Seaside/Gearhart naturalist Neal Maine.
Artist Robert Mcwhirter will feature a new steel ribbon sculpture designed from collected driftwood off the Oregon Coast. Billie Johnston, jewelry designer at Billielepahnt Designs and a retired school social Worker at Tacoma Public Schools, is a philanthropist giving away 100% her artistic endeavors to an African orphanage and other charities. Richard Newman, a photographer from Beaverton, Oregon, introduces canvas and print art of vintage cars.
At 6: pm Neal Maine offers a natural history lecture about “what’s happening in August along the coastal edge, in our own back yards.” And, too, throughout the evening, artist Paul Brent, will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™, demonstrating painting a watercolor.
Beach Books, 616 Broadway, located in the Gilbert Building
The September show features work from Susan Curington, an artist living in Forest Grove, inspired by the rural woodland which surrounds her. She creates vibrant works in watercolor and acrylics “Through my paintings I hope to express the profound gratitude I feel for the power and beauty of Nature.”
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 artists/gallery owners Lisa Scigliano and Billy Lutz. Lisa writes: “ I have always had at least one canvas on my easel. To say I love painting is a gross understatement. Though very difficult at times, it is the most rewarding and integral thing in my life. This of course, is outside of my husband, children and grandchildren”.
Please visit http://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more information.
Complimentary parking for the historic Gilbert District is on the corner of Oceanway and Holladay.
Thank you to Kathleen Deland Peterson, KP Graphic Arts, for the map and logo.