Today’s the day for the after hours parties for the arts (aka, always and forever, as Seaside First Saturday Art Walk).

 

 

Residents and visitors alike enjoy an evening of community and culture at selected  art venues, each within walking distance of each other,  each hosting artists, original art, and oftentimes guest lectures and music, after business hours  between 5-7 p.m. with the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

The Art Walk, founded by Ray Coffey and Cathy Tippin of SunRose Gallery, is celebrating 13 years in 2017,  in the historic Gilbert Block Building and surrounding district.

 

And, too, the Gilbert District, established in 1914, celebrated 100 years of rich history and timeless tradition in 2014. Awarded the 2004 Oregon Main Street Downtown Gateway Award, the area is now home to upscale shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques.

Dedicated parking for the Art Walk is located one block West off the Pacific Coast Highway 101, on the corner of Holladay and Broadway.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

May  6th, 2017

5-7:pm.

  1. Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building

Opening reception for HELLO…BEAVER TALES displaying new work by resident artists Paul Brent, Mike Brown, Susan Curington, Agnes Field, Mike Brown, Jo Pomeroy Crockett, PhD., and Neal Maine, as well as selected NW artists. A percentage of the sale of the artwork will support various wetland conservation partners who are working on beaver and wetland conservation, restoration and education in Oregon.

Beaver, our beloved state animal, is woefully misunderstood and blamed for dam building, flooding and munching on plants. In fact, Oregon beaver creates wetlands, habitat for salmon and create pools that keep water clean and moderate fluctuations in water flow.

They are nature’s hydrologists. There is a slow but growing appreciation and recognition of the positive benefits that beaver play in Oregon. It is time for more Oregonians to know about and celebrate our state mammal. Art exhibits are a great way to raise the profile of beaver, wetlands and Oregon artists.

A percentage of the sale of the artwork will support various wetland conservation partners, the Wetlands Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed Council, and NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy, who are working on beaver and wetland conservation, restoration and education in Oregon.

Speaker guest speaker at Fairweather’s BEAVER TALES will be Katie Voelke, executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy/ NCLC is a nonprofit based in Seaside, working toward an Oregon Coast where healthy communities of people, plants and wildlife all thrive. Voelke has a degree in biology from the University of California Santa Cruz and has worked for the National Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and has been with the North Coast Land Conservancy since 2005.

Nature photographer and co-founder of NCLC, Neal Maine will be a guest, as well. Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hostesses will assist with photo ops, lite bites, and beverages.

2.  BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery, 608 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building

Devoted exclusively to beaver-themed art, courtesy of Avery Loschen and Will Perkins, landlords of the entire Gilbert Block Building, BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery will offer art, lectures and receptions with the selected artists.

BEAVER TALES curator, Sara Vickerman, retired from Defenders of Wildlife, where she worked for 37 years to conserve wild animals in functioning ecosystems. She has degrees in art, anthropology, biology, geography and education.

Limited art depicting beaver and their wetland and stream habitats. Our beaver art exhibit is a fun way to celebrate beaver, wetlands and Oregon artists. Artwork of all kinds; photographs, paintings, prints, cards, quilts, etc. depict the beaver and wetland habitat. They are in any style – realistic, abstract, whimsical, collage, etc. Three-dimensional pieces are of ceramic, wood, fiber art, or other media. A percentage of the sale of the artwork will support various wetland conservation partners who are working on beaver and wetland conservation, restoration and education in Oregon.


  3. Moxie, Shine On! 609 Broadway, in the Kirwin Building

Moxie features exclusive jewelry and art where everything is handmade. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Moxie demonstrates a genial and equitable approach to conducting business. Moxie is a fabulously fun store with the heart of a lion. Come see what’s new and support fair trade. All of the wonderful fair trade and handmade clothing, jewelry and home decor gifts you have come to expect are waiting to be discovered.

Introducing artist, Kathleen Dudley, who has lived and worked in both New Mexico and on the Oregon coast where the artist finds herself motivated by nature’s gifts—whether transcribed through written metaphor, concocted from wild medicinal weeds, crafted with debris washed upon the ocean shores or creating music, decoding simple pleasures inspired from communing in nature.

Dudley offers hand carved driftwood rattles, upcycled beach finds combined with shells and rocks. For BEAVER TALES, the May Art Walk theme at Moxie, Shine On, as well, the artist, has used locally found beaver chewed sticks and branches to create one-of-a-kind musical instruments, each with a hand carved beaver face.

4. Beach Books, 616 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building

“Emergence” exhibition features upcoming Oregon photographers, Price Luber and Mark McDowall. Luber seeks out the hidden lines created from light and shadow. He captures this unseen world and unmasks it for all of us to see, and he does so using vintage German and Russian, single focus, film cameras, capturing 36 shots per roll.

McDowall inherited equipment from his brother who was involved in motion pictures. He learned how to use the camera and to see using a photographer’s eye. He seeks to capture the natural beauty in blazing clarity, a characteristic that dominates his work. Art in the Loft is pleased to present these two emerging artists in their premier exhibitions.

Beach Books hosts Frances Backhouse, author Reading: ONCE THEY WERE HATS: In Search of the Mighty Beaver. The book was heralded by The Globe and Mail as one of the “20 books you’ll be reading–and talking about–for the rest of the year.” Backhouse shares the tirelessly industrious beaver’s past, present and possible future – from the animal’s prehistoric ancestors to its potential role in mitigating the mounting effects of climate change. The sale of books will benefit the Wetlands Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed Council, and NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

Backhouse at Beach Books

5. SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway, in the Gilbert BLock Building

We are pleased to welcome more new artists into the gallery this month! Raku pottery by Debbie Thornock and Scott Gray, truly amazing ceramic koi by Maui artist Mark Mackay and handcrafted accent tables by Steve & Jan Mathews of Sisters. Returning to SunRose with her edgy and imaginative mosaics is Anna Meyrick, and as always Seaside favorite Patty Thurlby will be in person to discuss her whimsical upcycle art. Light refreshments will be served.

6. T.anjuli Gallery, 7 North Holladay Drive, in the Wheatley/ Desler Building

Artist Billy Lutz is the gallery owner/ resident artist/ Seaside philosopher, whose body of work gathered spans a career of 30 years of mature thematic painting.

 

Map courtesy of KP Graphic Arts.

For more info go to http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

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