Celebrating 11 years in 2015, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, the next Art Walk will be held on Oct.3rd, 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. Dedicated parking for the historic Gilbert District is on the corner of Oceanway and Holladay.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway
Opens FALL RETREAT, layering together diverse elements in seasonal art from regional artists: Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Bev Drew Kindley, Sherrie Stahl, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Nick Brakel in collaboration with Jeremiah Sieber to create an inviting, decidedly cosmopolitan exhibition.
Jo Pomeroy-Crockett’s body of work for FALL RETREAT includes unusual painting supports such as yupo, a paper made from recycled products, challenging glass like surfaces, and birch bark.
Nick Brakel in collaboration with Jeremiah Sieber explores concern about water birds and sea mammals that may be affected by climate change. Aesthetically within the work, there is the contrast between the bright modern and geometric forms, with the more organic forms of the natural world. This is an echo, of the contrast between the modern human world, and that of nature. A mirrored glimpse into the contrast and disconnect.
Bev Drew Kindley has taught painting classes, exhibits art “en plein air”, a French term, meaning to capture the autumn light beautifully while painting LIVE outdoors.
In addition, Fairweather’s introduces two new artists, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, a lifelong resident of the North Oregon Coast, who is gaining recognition locally and abroad for her artistic images of landscapes and Sherrie Stahl, who creates unique collages.
At 6: pm PacificLight Images reveals Neal Maine’s autumn journal of natural history photos. Paul Brent, a member of the National Watercolor Society who resides with his family during the summer and early fall in Seaside, will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™, demonstrating painting a watercolor.
SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway
Will feature new art from Charlotte Bruhn, Ronnie Harris and Charity Stewart, gallery artists, which will be highlighted for the October 3rd Art Walk.
Rounding out the event will be autumn treats and live music by Richard T.
Beach Books, 616 Broadway
For the October Art Walk Jorjett Strumme will exhibit her works titled “Costume Art 2.0.” Life for Seaside, Oregon native, Jorjett Strumme, has been an adventure echoing those on the big screen of old Hollywood.
Jorjett’s lifelong dream of designing and creating glamorous fashion for the legends of Hollywood was a dream destined to come true. The glamorous, “Golden Age” of Hollywood, is still a source of inspiration for the artist and designer.
“I was so lucky to be in the right place at the right time. People ask me so often, how did you get from Seaside, Oregon to Hollywood, California? I had a lot of guts, a lot of determination and a lot of good luck.”
In 2009, Jorjett was inducted into the Seaside High School Hall of Fame for both her student and career achievements. After over 20 years in Los Angeles and London, Jorjett resides once again in Seaside, Oregon.
Read more about Jorjett at: http://www.seraphicpress.com/designing-women-helen-rose-and-jorjett-strumme/
Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive
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
Featuring artists/gallery owners Lisa Scigliano and Billy Lutz.
For October, “Leafraker”, an oil on canvas, is featured this month.
Leafraker: “He is immersed in ideals of windblown fates and felicity. The open air theater prods him to reconsider himself, his importance and his insignificance to the ever changing whole. In Presence he tends his garden by raking the leaves from his path,” writes artist/ philosopher Billy Lutz.