Paul Brent Pop-Up work in progress.

Sea Horse…work in progress Wed. Aug 16th at the Open Studio


Hours and Events for the Paul Brent Pop-Up  Studio and Gallery

608 Broadway, located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside, Oregon.

Sponsored by the Gilbert Block Building and Fairweather House and Gallery.


Paul Brent Open Studio hours:

Thurs. Aug. 24: Open studio 11 am to 3pm

Tues. Aug. 29: Open studio 11 am to 3pm

Wed. Aug. 30: Open studio 11 am to 3pm


Q: What is an open studio, you ask?

A: Open Studio is a space there  you are invited to come in, look at  artwork and watch acclaimed Paul Brent paint on his latest painting.  


Sign up for painting classes by Paul Brent in to Pop-Up Studio and Gallery  at Fairweather’s.

Classes will be kept to a maximum of 12 participants and no prior experience with painting is necessary.

All materials will be provided by Paul Brent.


Wed. Aug. 23: Create a painting in water-mixable oil paint on canvas 10am to 1pm


Thurs. Aug. 31: Create a Painting in Watercolor Class 10am-12pm

Call 503-738-8899 or email to register.


To read more about the artist, please visit …artists/ …Paul Brent



Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

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Paul Brent Seaside Open Studio hours. Paul Brent Seaside watercolor class schedule. —









Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle. From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form. While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate […]

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Take a walk, enjoy the art!

Celebrating 13 years in 2017, Seaside’s First Saturday Art Walk will take place 5 to 7 p.m. July 1.Visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine and snag appetizers by favorite restaurants and personal chefs, view artist demonstrations, and enjoy live music performances.The event is free

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Beavers Tales Art Exhibit and Sale travels to Astoria and…



Selected pieces at Fairweather Gallery, located at 612 Broadway,  through July, in a designated display of beaver art.

 Please visit for more info.

And, so, too, the Beaver Tales Art Exhibit and Sale in the Pop-Up Gallery, located at 608 Broadway, in Seaside closed at the end of May. Between the Fairweather Gallery and the Pop-Up Beaver Tales Gallery  for May the Beaver Tales traveling exhibit wrapped up the most successful showing to date, selling  25 pieces of beaver art, more than any other venue in 2017 so far!  


The beaver  art was distributed between the Fairweather Gallery and  in an adjacent pop-up gallery, courtesy of The Gilbert Block Building  owners.  In addition, outstanding contributions were made the beaver enthusiasts, patrons and artists, many had quite a drive to get to Seaside, yet arrived to donate gallery time in the pop-up space.  Beaver artists did art demonstrations. Indeed, sales usually picked up when there were interesting things happening.




“The success of the Seaside show is likely attributable to the support of the three conservation organizational sponsors, consistent and effective promotion by Denise Fairweather, extensive local media coverage, and, of course, special appearances of Beaver  artists.” –Sara Vickerman,  Beaver Tales curator.




A: 25 pieces of beaver art go to the Astoria Art Loft for display through June and July. The exhibit opens on June 10 for a pre-Art Walk event from 2-5. Seaside/ Gearhart  naturalist, scientist and biologist  Neal Maine speaks at 3. 


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In August, most of the remaining pieces go to Nehalem for the month.

In September, a limited number go to the Zoo.

“Thank you again for being a part of this unique and exciting project. Incredibly, its only half over! Have a great summer.”

Sara  Vickerman, curator Beaver Tales Art Sale and Exhibition


beaver woodcut

And, now more new new info about beavers and the work they do for the wetlands…


The Mighty Beaver

An amazing, rather surreal underwater beaver photo and a great story about how the photographer got it.…/after-4-years-trying-beaver-l…/

A great illustration of the benefits of working with beavers to restore wetlands and support wetland-dependent species.…/green-beat-leave-it-to-beav…/



The Wetlands Conservancy

There has been a lot of beaver activity this spring, here is a great video from a neighbor at our Nyberg Preserve! He seems unfazed by the sounds of traffic!





Seaside First Saturday Art Walk!

SEASIDE — The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3 on Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in downtown’s historic Gilbert District. During the free event, visitors get to see art and meet artists in galleries and boutiques, sip wine and snag appetizer

Source: Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Neal Maine beaver ecology back story.


Neal Maine, scientist and wildlife photographer welcomed Beaver enthusiasts before presented a lecture on Beaver Ecology on  May 25th in the Beaver Tales Exhibition Pop-up Gallery at 608 Broadway, located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Neal Maine explained how beavers engineer wetlands on the North Coast, and how people can learn to take advantage of their environmental benefits while protecting property from flooding and other damage.



“Beavers, though woefully misunderstood, actually create and sustain wetlands that aid in resuscitating wetland and riparian stream habitats.  They play a central role in shaping our future as we prepare for transformations that a warming and changing climate may bring.” 

Neal Maine offers a one-to-one talk about the importance of embracing the amazing work that beavers do to create habitats for many, many creatures and critters.  Maine’s  vast experience  in studying and photographing wildlife enables him to tell fascinating stories about these industrious little rodents that most people never see.


Beaver enthusiasts gathered in the Pop-Up Beaver Tales Exhibition space to listen to Neal Maine speak.



The purpose of the ecology lecture highlighted the importance of beavers in creating wetlands and other aquatic habitat.

“Beavers play a central role in shaping our future as we prepare for transformations that a warming and changing climate may bring.”


Beaver enthusiasts  discussed about how to work with beaver to conserve and restore natural systems after Neal Maine’s lecture.

Saying goodbye to BEAVER TALES in Seaside! And hello to BEAVER new experiences!

Artist and Beaver Tales hostess Jane McGeehan

Beaver Tales Sale and Exhibition is in the process of trimming the collection to accommodate smaller venues for traveling art show.  At this point, there is Beaver-themed art that will not fit in the three upcoming exhibit spaces, so it is a 50% off opportunity on selected pieces through May 30th.

Clay artist Sandy Visse demonstrated LIVE during the final week of  the Seaside BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery.

“North County Recreation Center in Nehalem and  ArtLoft  in Astoria are very enthusiastic about their upcoming BEAVER TALES Art Exhibition and Sale and appreciate the opportunity to educate community members about the benefits of beavers. Both venues have nice spaces.”

Sara Vickerman, curator

Having artistic demonstrations by a number of artists in the BEAVER TALES pop-up gallery has made the exhibit a lot more interesting.

Glass artist Linda Gerrad and her BEAVER TALES platter.

“The Seaside Beaver Tales Exhibit is going well. After an opening that included cold, rain and howling winds, the weather has since improved and visitors are flocking to the coast. Sales of beaver art have picked up as well. We have sold 14 pieces, and looking forward to exceeding the number sold at the previous two venues at  OSU and Lake Oswego (18 from each).” –Sara Vickerman



Marianna Mace, basket weaver, recently demonstrated in the Seaside Beaver Tales Pop-Up Gallery, located at 608 Broadway.


Two BEAVER TALES artists arriving today, May 25th !

Jane McGeehan will be there to open at 11.

Sandy Visse (with Best Dam Worker) will be there about 1 PM.

“Be sure to tell your friends that Memorial Day weekend is the last time to see the entire exhibit. We will be packing up the art on the 30th and distributing the pieces to the next venues. Each of them (Astoria, Nehalem, and the Oregon Zoo) have space and other limitations that require us to select fewer pieces to display.”

Sara Vickerman
Beaver Tales curator


Artist Loretta Sampson today! Painting Seaside LIVE ™ Beaver Tales Exhibition and Gallery.

Painting Seaside LIVEtm – Artist Demonstration
Beaver Tales
608 Broadway, Seaside

May 18


May 19


Loretta Sampson
Leather carving


Painting on leather


For more info contact


Beaver Tales curator:

Sara Vickerman retired after 37 years from Defenders of Wildlife, where her job was the conservation of wild animals in functioning ecosystems. She holds degrees in art, anthropology, biology, geography and education.