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Seaside First Saturday Art Walk from Coastweekend.com/ The Daily Astorian.

SEASIDE — Celebrating 13 years in 2017, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live music.The fr

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Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. Thank you Coastweekend.com!

SEASIDE — Celebrating 13 years in 2017, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 2.Visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine and snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live music perf

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Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

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A Glimpse Inside

Tim and Michelle Wunderlich, owners of Seaside Coffee Roasters, outside their downtown location.

Tim and Michelle Wunderlich, owners of Seaside Coffee Roasters, outside their downtown location.



Tim and Michelle Wunderlich, owners of Seaside Coffee Roasters, outside their downtown location.

Credit to coastweekend.com, Matt Love author, June 2016, The Daily Astorian

I walked into Seaside Coffee House on a gray Thursday afternoon and Michelle Wunderlich, the owner, didn’t waste any time greeting me warmly like the semi-regular I am.

My order was the same: the angst-ridden writer special — black coffee in a white mug.

After handing me my mug, Michelle launched into a wonderful story about her teenage daughter, an obsessive reader, who recently exhibited signs of impressive writing ability by cranking out a dystopian tale that caught the attention of her teacher. Perhaps that teacher’s attention will light a fire in Michelle’s daughter to become a writer. It can happen that way. It did for me at 16 when one of my teachers noticed.

What a lucky kid! She can hang out in her mom’s café all day and write her dystopian novel series and coffee is eternally free! My advice: set the series in Seaside after global warming has caused sea levels to rise and all the tourists have disappeared. Maybe have the surfers running everything. No zombies please.

The Seaside Coffee House boasts one of the most delightfully eclectic interiors of any coffee joint I’ve ever patronized. It acts as a de facto art gallery for local artists, a quasi museum of vintage bicycles and toy wagons, a library with books, magazines and old Seaside High School yearbooks, and a groovy time warp back into the 1970s when potted and hanging plants were the decorative rage.

What I particularly enjoy about this place is that a customer has an astonishing array of choices of how they want to sit: couch, stool at window counter, student desk, plush chairs or plain old wooden chair at a table. My preference is typically wood seating at a table where I can look out the window and watch people come and go.

On my most recent visit, I saw an elderly bald man wearing camouflage shorts. His head was covered in a green and orange tattoo of the most intricate design. He seemed very much like a possible character in a dystopian novel set in Seaside. I bet Michelle’s daughter is already on it.

Matt Love is the author/editor of 14 books, including “A Nice Piece of Astoria.” His books are available at coastal bookstores or through his website, nestuccaspitpress.com

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. March 5th. In the historic Gilbert Block.

Celebrating 12 years in 2016, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held on March 5th, 5-7: pm. The event is all about selling art.

Visitors meet artists, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, at times, view an artist demonstration and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music. The affairs are free and are all about raising awareness for the cultural arts in businesses, shops, boutiques and dining establishments located between Holladay and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

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Two significant exhibitions are featured this month:


Beach Books, 616 Broadway

The Green Cab, (a group of artists inspired by the influential BlueRider artist group (Der Blaue Reiter) of Europe in the early 20th century,) was created with the goal of encouraging and inspiring each other, sharing techniques and information about the business side of art, and sharing our work with the public. The “Cabbies” are a synergistic alliance of artists, working in a variety of mediums.

About the artists:


Helvi Smith
, founder of the Green cabbies, paints every day. Color never scares her. She is a fearless, self-taught painter. Bruce Ulrich believes that all art is an abstraction, and painting is, at its core, colored marks on a flat surface. Painting is a way of investigating different styles and uses of abstraction to explore landscapes, objects, colors and textures. Penny Forrest uses art as an invitation to slow down, look around, and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us daily in our busy and cluttered lives. Jim Zaleski combines the traditional art forms of painting and drawing with the high tech computer world to produce colorful and exciting art that is full of vibrant colors and loaded with whimsy.

Jeff Hall enjoys using re-purposed materials in his art making process. His surface building explores real and imagined space, while leaving room for the viewer’s own interpretation and experience. Barbara Martin comes from a line of story tellers and herbalists and the product of an internationally nomadic life. An Oregon artist who channels the primordial through her art, calling us home to our most ancient roots of time and place. Anne E. Brown paints on wooden panels: loving the way the brush and the paint feels when they touch the surface of the panel, letting some of the wood show through. Elina Zebergs’s art is as varied as her interests. She works in a variety of mediums, including acrylics and encaustic (wax) painting. She is also an accomplished muralist.

Hevli Smith at Beach Books
Helvi Smith at Beach Books

Elina's crows at Beach Books

Elina Zeberg at Beach Books

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Celebrates its 10th anniversary with an opening reception for an exhibition titled Above and Beyond, offers insightful, timely and relevant works of art about the spring season. Regional artists, selected, basically, to acknowledge the coastal flyway habitats and to awaken our senses to nature from the ground up.
About the artists:
Britney Drumheller, Cannon Beach resident, along with Abbas Atwi, offers art that functions as symbolic expressions relating to the value people attach to the North coastal tidelands and its marine life.

Britney owl

Britney Drumheller’s OWL at Fairweather’s

Art by Kathryn Delany includes many diverse aspects of life, challenging a viewer’s horizons and viewpoint of the world. Delany explores the art of birds and mixed media inspired by the passing of the winter solstice.

Soltice Bird at Fairweather's by KAthryn Delany

Kathryn Delany From a Bird’s Point of View at Fairweather’s

Rosemary Klein works in the realm of visionary truths. Yet, as a former journalist and reference librarian, it’s sometimes hard for the artist to let of to the literal and venture into the more intuitive dimension of “what if?” Klein’s featured art is found in the beyond if one could see below the sea.

Rosemary Klein at Fairweather's

Rosemary Klein Ode to Joy at Fairweather’s

Seaside/ Gearhart naturalist Neal Maine will reveal his latest natural history photo journal, as well as providing lecture at 6:00pm about what is above and beyond “the coastal edge”.

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Special guest Joshua Saranpaa, Executive Director of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, will speak about promoting compassion, empathy and respect for all life. Flynn, the ever dashing American Kestrel, visits.

Kestrel

“WCNC” is a volunteer based non-profit Oregon corporation with IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, whose mission is to rehabilitate injured, sick, orphaned and displaced native wildlife with the goal of releasing healthy, viable wildlife back into the appropriate habitat. Operating under permits issued by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Light refreshments. wine tasting and live music by Shirley 88 will be offered.

Shirley 88

In addition, original art is featured at:
SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway
Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Drive
T. Anjuli’s Gallery, 5 N. Holladay Drive

 

 

Participating Restaurants:

McKeown’s, 1 S Holladay Drive
Three Little Bird’s Bakery, 8 N Holladay Drive
Tora Sushi, 619 Broadway
Nooni’s Bistro, 831 Broadway
McKeown’s, 1 S Holladay Drive

Complimentary parking for the historic Gilbert District is on the corner of Holloday and Oceanway.
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Save the date! Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. Feburary 6th, 2016 in the historic Gilbert District.

Grand re-opening.


Seaside Yoga, 609 Broadway

Seaside Yoga opens the cultural arts season in 2016 with a debut show featuring two talented Northwest artists, in conjunction with an anniversary celebration. “Seaside Yoga is turning two years old! Join us as we celebrate our grand re-opening during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk and introduce new work by our studio artists, Drea Frost and Sarah Louise! Over the course of the evening, we will be featuring new membership opportunities, discounts on events, classes & merchandise and a celebratory champagne toast!” Kristin Tschannen, owner.

Oregonian artist Drea Frost works in interdisciplinary photography, painting, fiber arts and sculpture. Her art explores nature, sublime, geometric patterns, human condition and relationships. Frost has exhibited at Hoffman Gallery and Oregon College of Art and Craft. Her work has been commended by Niche Awards and Local 14.

Drea Forst at Seaside Yoga

Sarah Louise Boslooper is a 26-year-old artist who loves to create artworks expressing the Pacific Northwest and nature or emotion in strong colors. She primarily works with acrylic or oil pastel on canvas or a mix of burning and painting on wood. She has a ‘hands on’ approach; if the paintbrush isn’t mastering the thought she’s trying to portray, she will literally paint with her fingers. Boslooper’s art can be viewed including the three-piece wave belonging to Seaside Yoga Studio, a commissioned (and completed) beautiful wall of art.

Sarah Louise at Seaside Yoga

The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, celebrating 12 years in 2016 is all about the arts. Visitors about, meet artists, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations, listen to an artist talk or enjoy live performances in music.

The next art walk is Feb. 6th, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at galleries located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Courtesy parking for the Gilbert block is available on the corner of Holloday and Oceanway. In addition to Seaside Yoga, the following businesses and galleries will participate:

Beach Books, 616 Broadway
Featuring the entire the Green Cab Artist Collective, a working artist group located in Washington County that 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 February show includes work from artists Anne E. Brown, Penny Forrest, Lisa Griffen, Jeffery J. Hall, Kathryn Jtineant, Christine Martell, Helvi Smith, Bruce Ulrich, Jim Zaleski and Elina Zerbergs.

Penny Forrest at Beach Books

T. Ajuli’s Salon& Gallery, 7 North Holladay Drive
Featuring contemporary poster art work by gallery artist, gallery owner and Seaside philosopher Billy Lutz, who has painted in themes for thirty years, developing a philosophy of collectivism premised on the requirements of individual motive and other paradox. Fun Fact: He is a self-employed artist and sign painter for all of his adult life, providing for a family of five. Lisa Scigliano, wife of Bill Lutz for thirty years, gallery owner and artist offers original works of art, as well.

Tillamook Head by Billy Luta at T' Anjuli's

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 Soller, whose pen and ink work is demonstrated through dramatic, subtle contrasts of light and shadows, as well as certain posters and stickers by artist 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.”

Poster art at Seaside Coffee Roasters

Participating Restaurants:

Nonni’s Bistro, 831 Broadway St, Seaside
McKeown’s, 1 S Holladay Drive, Seaside
Three Little Bird’s Bakery, 8 N Holladay Drive, Seaside
Tora Sushi, 619 Broadway Street, Seaside

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Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, October 3rd, 2015. 5-7pm.

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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.

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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.