The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, celebrating 11 years in 2015, is all about the arts. Visitors walk about, meet artists, sip wine or snag appetizers, view artist demonstrations, listen to an artist talk or enjoy live performances in music.
The next art walk is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5th at galleries and shops in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.
SunRose Gallery/ 606 Broadway
“Holiday Happiness”will be abounding for Art Walk’s December show! As always, Patty Thurlby and her whimsical mixed media art and gifts will be our featured artist for December and she will be offering a 20% discount on everything from her tabletop trees to her dramatic driftwood hanging lamps from December 1st- 24th! Also featured are new Christmas ornaments by popular Astoria “quilted painter” Ronni Harris and Christmas-themed broken china mosaics by SunRose owner/artist Cathy Tippin. Richard T. will round out the night with live jazz…come join us for a fun evening!
Fairweather House and Gallery/ 612 Broadway
Come to the opening reception for “Be Still,” an exhibition featuring musician and Seaside Chamber Ambassador Shirley Smith-Yates, who will thrill art patrons with a playing style perfectly matched to the holiday season.
The back stories about the Seaside Art Walk hostesses will be featured at Fairweather’s on Dec. 5th.
Kay Kjemhus is an avid gardener, Vice President of the Seaside garden club, member of a gym circuit and a church member in Seaside. She is presently beginning a book of innocent love, mystery and intrigue. Kathy Ferris, a retired educator, will share her stories about an Australia out back travel adventure.
Joan Smith, another retired educator and a consulting gallery stylist, who gardens so beautifully that her garden received coverage in a national magazine. Joan will share winter gardening tips.
Kathy Bowman, Art Walk Director of Hospitality, will share her story of doing good works for local children and in Africa.
Seaside/Gearhart nature photographer Neal Maine will speak at 6 p.m. about what is happening in local wildlife habitats; habitats found “in our own backyards along the coastal edge.” On addition, Maine’s natural history journal of November images will be revealed. Proceeds to benefit North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC.
Linda Fenton-Mendanhall returns in an encore exhibition that features regional landscapes. In addition, Linda will serve as the Art Walk photographer. Light refreshments, gifts for all patrons and wine tasting will be offered.
Beach Books/ 616 Broadway
Features an encore group show by the Green Cab Artist Collective. The collective was 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 current group includes Helvi Smith, Jeff Hall, Lisa Griffen, Penny Forrest, Elina Zebergs, Jim Zaleski, Bruce Ulrich, Anne Brown and Christine Martell.
In addition to the group show by the Green Cab Collective at Beach Books in December, author, Bonnie Henderson will also be signing and discussing her newest book, a revised edition of her popular Day hiking the Oregon Coast. She is also a major contributor to The Wild Edge, Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast. Bonnie is also the author of The Next Tsunami and Strand.
T. Anjuli’s Gallery/ 5 N. Holladay Drive
See work by artist Billy Lutz. Born in Flint, Michigan in 1951, Billy Lutz began painting in oil on canvas at the age of 14. By 1973, subject matter focused on what lay beneath appearances. Later this search transformed into painting in spiritual themes, attempting to discern spiritual realities from religious orthodoxies. He has painted in themes for thirty years, developing a philosophy of collectivism premised on the requirements of individual motive and other paradox.
For the November Art Walk, Lutz offers art work depicting a “winter landscape on the left, two profiled and opposing faces in the shape of modified force rings, lock eyes in knowing, shared information of father and son. Through the thicket of pussy willows (the collective), the hand of the son connects with that of the child who, in turn, receives the same information.”
Seaside Coffee House/ 3 N. Holladay Drive
Seaside Coffee House often acts as a welcoming space where art enthusiasts gather, interact and collectively review the art walk experience. The coffee house features art by Morgan Stoller, whose pen and ink work is demonstrated through dramatic, subtle contrasts of light and shadows.
Dedicated parking for the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is located on the corner of Holladay and Ocean way.