A peek at the July 19, 2017 Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode at the Paul Brent Pop-Up Studio.

Paul Brent Seaside Buoy painting in progress. 11:am July 19th

Paul Brent Seaside Buoy painting 3:pm July 19th

Paul Brent Pop-Up Open Studio located at 608 Broadway, downtown Seaside in the historic Gilbert District, sponsored by the Gilbert Block Building and Fairweather Gallery.

For more about the artist, please visit …artists/ …Paul Brent.


Artist Joanne Pari-Mueller at BEAVER TALES!

Painting LIVE  right now!  Joanne Pari-Miller @ Beaver Tales Pop-Up Gallery

608 Broadway



May 17


Joanne Pari-Mueller Calligraphy and  water color



Joanne Pari-Miller, artist demonstration, TODAY! 

Calligraphy and water color

Beaver Tales Pop-Up Gallery

608 Broadway






To read more about the upcoming artist demonstrations, please to go:
The Gilbert District | Historic Seaside, Oregon

What’s up next, you ask? BEAVER TALES … Painting Seaside LIVEtm – Artist Demonstrations Beaver … Beaver Tales curator: … Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Guess who arrived to offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode for BEAVER TALES? Artist Judy Horning Shaw!

Painting Seaside Live tm
Monday, May 15 1-3pm
Judy Shaw demonstrated oil painting and her completed works at the Beaver Tales Exhibition Gallery located at 608 Broadway, Seaside.

Hi there,

I painted in the pop-up until 4:00,time flies when you’re having fun, right? – Judy Horning Shaw

To read more about the upcoming artist demonstrations, please to go:
The Gilbert District | Historic Seaside, Oregon

What’s up next, you ask? BEAVER TALES … Painting Seaside LIVEtm – Artist Demonstrations Beaver … Beaver Tales curator: … Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

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Artists, organizations converge at cultural awards by R.J Marx, The Daily Astorian

SEASIDE — Edward James left Astoria “a zillion years ago” to pursue his theatrical passion in New York, the Midwest and eventually Portland. “I came here about 10 years ago to retire, and I discovered something significantly different than when I left,” James said.

Source: Artists, organizations converge at cultural awards

“Thank you to all for your contributions and participation in the Cultural Coalition Awards ceremony in Seaside, located in the Clatsop County South College campus. The local coalition has a very important and positive influence on cultural life in the county. Happy Holidays and keep doing what you all do to keep culture vibrant on the North Coast!” –Janet Bowler

Artists from the March 2016 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. A photo album.

Celebrating 12 years in 2016, the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, was held on March 5th.

Save the date: The next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is April 2nd, 5-7Pm.

Please visit: for more information.

From photographer Don Frank, images and a back story about the ocean.






“Parochialvelella” original photo mounted on bamboo by photographer Don Frank.


In recent weeks, about a billion jellyfish-like “purple sailors” have washed up on West coast beaches. The animals—known as “by-the-wind sailors” or Velella velella—founder on the shore and pile up like a carpet of deflated blue and purple balloons. 

The jellies started washing up on Oregon and Washington State beaches four to six weeks ago, says Kevin Raskoff, a marine biologist at Monterey Peninsula College in central California. 

The animals usually float on the surface in the open ocean, riding wind and water currents in search of food using a hardened, triangular “sail.” But in years when the wind changes direction, they are pushed toward shore—and almost certain death.  The mass strandings aren’t unusual, Raskoff says. They happen about every three to six years.

Since these animals are related to jellyfish, they can also sting. Velella are predators and hunt microscopic plankton on the ocean’s surface.



About Don Frank.

Don Frank is a professional photographer who lives and works on the Oregon Coast. The unusual has always held a special place in Don’s artistic vision.

The combination of his professional commercial experience coupled with a sardonic worldview has helped him create imagery that has found homes in galleries and collections across the country, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado.

Don’s work is creative and colorful, showcasing the eye he has crafted over his many years pointing his camera at something, at anything. His personal shooting style was described once by a client in simple terms: “Don is very discreet except when he is up in your face.”

Many photographers simply observe, Don likes to participate.





Ocean Staged, Fairweather House and Gallery June 2014 exhibition: 

This edition of photographs creates significance

of an object, no matter the size, longevity,

or constitution, against the backdrop

of the mighty Pacific.


The intrigue of such compositions are beautiful,

but in the end, truly represent

the insignificance of such



The ocean always wins.

–Don Frank, photographer



Original photographs mounted on eco-friendly Northwest grown bamboo by photographer Don Frank.

Q:  What is eco-friendly bamboo?

A:  The reason why bamboo is known for its environmental sustainability is that it is considered a grass and not a tree. This means that it is harvested when it is quite young. The comparison is that it takes an oak tree 60 to 120 years to grow to maturity whereas it takes only about five years for a bamboo plant to mature to the point when it can be harvested. It also self-generates in a self-contained pot relatively quickly.


Please visit for more information: Seaside First Saturday Art Walk fairweatherhouseandgarden


Save the date and time. Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. June 6th 5-7:pm.

Seaside art Walk logo

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, celebrating 11 years in 2015, is all about the arts. Visitors artists, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations, or enjoy live performances in music. The next art walk is June 6th 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at galleries, businesses, and dining establishments located between Holladay Drive and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Courtesy parking for the Gilbert block is available on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.

SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway

Features the richly-textured fine art mosaics of Portland artist Kath Jones. With a particular fondness for blended colors in glazed pottery, Kath integrates the pottery shards with semi-precious stones, shells and beads to create panels of vivid abstracts, trees and landscapes. Also participating will be mixed media artist Patty Thurlby, a longtime local’s favorite. Live music will be provided by Richard T. on guitar and SunRose owner Ray Coffey on sax and flute… will be a great night of art and music!

J. Rae’s Wines, 608 Broadway
Features artist Marcus Lundell, who utilizes a traditional reverse glass painting technique on distressed windows. Window views include classic landscapes and comedic characters – sometimes juxtaposed in the same scene. Proceeds benefit the Clatsop County Animal Assistance.

The Gilbert District Gallery, 611 Broadway

Offering original water colors, bronzes, limited edition giclee and prints, Native American jewelry, oil paintings, greeting cards and metal sculpture.  Featured artist for June 6th is Ken (The Buffalo Man) Hurley, from Raymond, Washington.  He is an award winning Cowboy Artist.



Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway
Opens Ocean Staged, highlighting the fascination of the sea  with artists: children on the beach by Victoria Brooks; Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, sculptural works; Beth Collins, Maryhurst University arts graduate, North coast oil paintings; Don Frank, abstract photographer and Paul Brent, who in his watercolors to his recent oil paintings captures the element of the sea in its best and most idyllic form.

Introducing new artists: oil paintings by Cheryl King; fused glass sculptor Cindy Duvall and emerging artist Chelsea Janes, who stipples in pen and ink, placing many, many dots on the paper to indicate shading.

The artists will meet patrons. A Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode will be offered by Paul Brent. Shirley Yates-Smith will perform LIVE music. Seaside/ Gearhart naturalist Neal Maine will speak at 6:00 pm about “living along the coastal edge”.

Beach Books, 616 Broadway
Features 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 featured artist from the group for June is Helvi Smith who is showing her farm to table series, art that is painted with recycled acrylic house paint.

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 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”. Fun fact: A mural was recently completed by the artist representing the South County Community Food Bank’s mission to provide food to those in need.

Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway
Featuring Linda Fenton-Mendenhall who wears many hats, as a photographer, antique exhibitor and entrepreneur with work that focuses on the Seaside landscape and people. She has lived on the Oregon coast all of her life. Fun Fact: Her photo of the Astoria Bridge has been selected to be used for the 2015 Astoria Regatta advertisement.

The Mission of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is to provide an excellent cultural experience and to support regional talents in visual art, literature, and music for the benefit of our residents and visitors.

Gilbert District map

Walking/ biking directions to the historic Gilbert District:

From the Seaside Convention Center walk ½ block south to Broadway, cross the Necanicum Bridge and walk 1/2 block east.

Sitting benches are available on Broadway and on the River Board Walk, as well as, a bike rack on the corner of Broadway and Holloday.

Driving directions to the historic Gilbert District:
From Pacific Coast Highway (101) turn west at the light on Broadway. Continue on Broadway to the first stop sign at the intersection with Holloday.

Dedicated parking for the historic Gilbert District is on the corner of Holloday and Oceanway, as well as, three hour parking on Broadway.

Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode

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A dueling duo, Marga Stanley and Kimberly Reed, resident artists at Fairweather House and Gallery,  demonstrated a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ event, each finishing a work in progress with the span of an Art Walk evening. Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on May 2nd, OPEN WINDOWS, an exhibition.


Artist Linda Trexler offers a sneak preview of her work that will be shown at Fairweather’s in June.

SAVE THE DATE. June 6th, upcoming Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Faiweather’s will have an exhibition titled: OCEAN STAGED.

News from artist Gretha Lindwood who appeared during Seaside First Saturday Art Walk in February.

Gretha Lindwood with 1st place award

Great news! “Quiet Anticipation,” the pastel painting I did at Fairweather House & Gallery as a demo during the February Seaside Art Walk, received the First Place Award at the 49th Annual Lake Area Artists Show & Sale this past weekend in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

For more information, go to: blog/ Feb. 13, 2015. Enjoy what is new and beautiful from artist Gretha Lindwood.

Seaside artist Billy Lutz donates talent to food pantry – The Daily Astorian By Katherine Lacaze, Published: April 3, 2015.



Renowned Seaside artist, gallery owner and philosopher Billy Lutz has adorned the new South County Community Food Bank with a mural representing its mission to provide food to those in need. Local painter Billy Lutz approaches each work as a storybook. From a single starting thought or concept, his pieces move through multiple layers of context to narrate a nuanced story to be read by the viewer.
Born in Michigan in 1951, Lutz did his first oil painting when he was 14. Over the years, his work became focused on what lies beneath the surface and themes, such as the environment and materialism, spiritual realities versus religious dogma, collectivism versus individualism and other dualities and paradoxes. His style is narrative painting that represents his complex philosophies. “Painting seems to be the way I pursue my thinking,” he said.
One of Lutz’s latest works adorns the entryway of the recently completed South County Community Food Bank on North Roosevelt Drive. Absorbing an area on the wall several feet tall and wide, the acrylic painting depicts a fruit tree laden with apples and bright leaves and bearing a thick trunk leading down to deep roots.
Mary Blake, a member of the food bank’s board, said the organization wanted an image of a tree because it’s “symbolic of the cycle of life” and the pantry’s mission. “Food reaches everybody — so the tree really was for that,” she said.
To further reinforce the concept of natural harmony through connective movement, Lutz embellished the tree with his signature force rings, or geometric arcs suggestive of “all that exists that is unseen.”
Lutz earned an associate of arts degree from Northwestern Michigan College in 1972, but while college helped him loosen up and experiment with art, life experiences mostly have motivated the philosophical concepts embedded in his work. From an early age, Lutz was aware the world is filled with deep mysteries of which he was a part. He traverses these mysteries through his art. Lutz believes the concepts and ideas he encounters through his artwork are not unique but rather universal truths. In his pieces, Lutz often will make religious parables and ancient mythologies relevant to the modern world. For instance, in his series “The Beast,” Lutz follows the classical myth of the hero who fights the beast only to be consumed or defeated by it.
While humans are naturally inclined to fight traumatic experiences or afflictions, Lutz said, those “beasts” are invincible and fighting against them only will harm the individual. To truly overcome their demons, people instead must learn to accept them. Lutz related the series to one of his own “beasts,” which is a hereditary degenerative eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa that started at age 47 and has slowly impaired his vision. Instead of being consumed with a desire to regain sight or fight the disease, Lutz reconciled himself to his condition and re-emerged slightly altered but with a new perspective and more established priorities.

“The myth states that you do have to accommodate your beasts, your demons. They’re not going away,” he said. “Nietzsche said it, Jesus Christ said it, Somerset Maugham said it and James the brother of Jesus said it. Sometimes in order to overcome your demons you have to embrace them. So it’s not something I invented, but I happened to tap into it.”

With only 15 percent of his eyesight remaining, Lutz has developed a specific technique to continue painting large works. He draws a smaller representation and then an assistant will create a graph for the image on its final destination, such as the wall in the food pantry. From there, Lutz can focus on one small section of the painting at a time. As he’s painting, he said, he often will take photos of the work in progress or view it in a mirror. The strategy allows him to see the full work, although scaled down, and focus on a point.

When it comes to subject matter, Lutz usually starts with a thought he has previously jotted down in his notebook. As he’s working, he’ll develop that thought or allow it to work its way forward. “The original idea blossoms into something more complex,” he said. He tries to keep his paintings in the present tense, because as soon as an experience has passed there exists the potential to remember or analyze it incorrectly or with the wrong perspective. “I’m not trying to create life, I’m trying find meaning as it happens to me,” said Lutz.

That philosophy is evident in his life. Because of this sense of adventure and courage to live on the edge, Lutz has traveled often and lived in multiple states as new goals presented themselves to him. He has supported himself through freelance sign work, but he keeps his art separate and not the means to his and his family’s livelihoods. He prefers to donate his talent and produce his work for public consumption. “I tried to keep money out of it for philosophical reasons,” he said. “Money creates its own motives, and I wanted no influence on my painting.”
One of Lutz’s key philosophies is the paradox that people find their true individual purpose when they are giving to a collective unit, whether it be family, community, a loved one or any other person. “There are self-evident facts that you’re hooked to the collective whole and you can only realize that by being a true individual,” he said. “That’s where you find your true individuality is your devotion outward, not inward. … Everything expands. Life expands.”

The food pantry is an example of collectivism through which individual purpose can be found, Lutz believes. A lot of people donated their time, money and services to the organization and continue to do so.


T. anjuli’s gallery is located in the Historic Gilbert District.  Billy Lutz, owner/ artist has participated in the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for years.
To view more of Lutz’s work, visit or T.anjuli Salon & Gallery, at 7 North Holladay Drive.