Press Release

Peddler’s Row opens July 12th in the historic Gilbert Block Building! Avery and Will said to share the news! And, so, we are!

Peddler’s Row comes back to the historic Gilbert Block Building!

A visual and exciting shopping experience opening at 600 Broadway St, Seaside, Oregon!

Peddler’s Row will offer designer goods, work created  by artisans, creators, craftsmen  with one-of-a-kind decor gathered from all over the country!

Peddler’s Row is a new-old business curated by Avery Loschen and Will Perkins, property owners of the Gilbert Block Building and  former proprietors of Palapa Beach (where Beach Books is currently located).  

Loschen and Perkins are extraordinary collectors of anything and everything!

Peddler’s Row will showcase exquisite objects d’art, selected as goods to sell because they are beautiful, artistic or interesting.

 

 

Peddler’s Row located at 600 Broadway on the sunny corner  of the Gilbert Block Building along the Necanicum River Walk in downtown Seaside.

To read more about the exquisite taste of the Seaside/Nebraska Peddler’s Row proprietors, go to omahamagazine.com/articles/tag/avery-loschen/

Q: Where is the historic Gilbert Block Building, you ask?
A: On Broadway in the heart of downtown Seaside. Directions: On the corner of Highway 101 and Broadway, turn West at the stoplight. The historic Gilbert District stretches down the first two blocks of blocks of Broadway to the Necanicum River.

 

 

Coast Explorer Magazine
Seaside’s Past is Back in Style
The historic Gilbert District in Seaside pays homage to its past while offering an updated home to a variety of trendy businesses.

Seaside’s carefully restored commercial area east of the Necanicum River houses some of the city’s oldest buildings and is home to an array of interesting coastal shops, galleries and eateries. The historic Gilbert District pays homage to its past while offering an updated home to a variety of trendy businesses. Strolling along this artfully restored section of downtown Seaside, you will discover businesses filled with fine art, jewelry and fashion, and spaces brimming with relics from days gone by, shops offering great collections of home décor and accessories, and eateries serving up a variety of tastes from sushi to sweets. A visit to Seaside’s downtown shopping district isn’t complete without a stroll into this historic section of present-day Seaside, where you’re sure to catch a sense of the Seaside from days of old.

https://youtu.be/E7XedTe4g9k?t=35 Video by Nate Burke, Seaside Visitor’s Center

Seaside’s beautifully restored Gilbert District is peppered with historic architecture from days of old – including two of the city’s oldest buildings framing the intersection at Broadway and Holladay Drive. Stroll with us down Broadway and hear the classic Gilbert District tales from the distant past.

 

 

 

Palapa Beach in Seaside, OR

http://www.buzzfile.com/business/Peddler-Palapa-BeachPalapa Beach, which also operates under the name Peddler Palapa Beach, is located in Seaside, Oregon. This organization primarily operates in the Resort …

 

 

Fun facts:

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 shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Dedicated parking is located one block West off the Pacific Coast Highway 101, on the corner of Holladay and Broadway.

 

 

In addition, Avery Loschen and Will Perkins were involved in the Oregon Main Street Downtown Gateway Award that was given to the Gilbert District in 2004.

Avery Loschen and Will Perkins, proprietors of Peddler’s Row, also operate the Seaside Antique Mall, located in the historic Gilbert District.

And, too, they are the property owners of Wheatley/Desler Building in the historic Gilbert District, as well as owners of the Gilbert Block Building.

 

 

 

 

 

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 http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com 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.

 

Q: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS BEAVER TALES TRAVELING TO NEXT, YOU ASK?

 

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

svickerman@comcast.net

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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.
https://www.treehugger.com/…/after-4-years-trying-beaver-l…/

A great illustration of the benefits of working with beavers to restore wetlands and support wetland-dependent species. https://www.langleytimes.com/…/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!

 

 

 

 

The Gilbert Block Building in Seaside proclaims to have the largest BEAVER themed art show in the world!

174 works of Beaver  themed art. 100 Oregon artists.

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.

Pop-up BEAVER TALES ART SHOW AND EXHIBITION, 608 Broadway, Seaside Oregon. May 6- 30, 2017.

Show closes Memorial Day weekend.

Do visit! 

The show is a world record! 

Beaver themed fine art ! 

Oregon artists!

BEAVER TALES going for the world record!

Indeed, most BEAVER themed art in one gallery.

 

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/
The Guinness World Records official site with ultimate record-breaking facts & achievements.

We think we set a world record!

Officially Amazing!

Side note: Although there is an art collector in Oregon, who may have the largest beaver themed art collection with more than 300 works of Beaver art. The art collector purchased seven of the beaver themed art from the traveling  BEAVER TALES Art Sale and Exhibition at OSU and gladly shared this fact!

Last call: Necanicum Watershed Council and North Coast Land Conservancy and The Wetlands Conservancy, present Beaver Tales –
To celebrate beavers and their contribution to the ecology of the North Coast, the nonprofit organizations have teamed up with local businesses to host the Beaver Tales Art Exhibit and Sale in Seaside.

The purpose of the exhibit is to highlight the importance of beavers in creating wetlands and other aquatic habitat.

 

Additional BEAVER TALES photos are available from Sara Vickerman, Curator, Beaver Tales Art Exhibit, svickerman@comcast.net

And, too, to read more about the traveling BEAVER TALES Art Sale and Exhibit, go to:

https://theartscenter.net/beavertales-2017-beaver-tales-art-exhibit-sale

http://www.gazettetimes.com/…/arts…beaver-tales-art-exhibit/article

http://www.wetlandsconservancy.org

http://www.dailyastorian.com/SS/news/20170412/from-near-extinction-to-a-place-in-art

https://thegilbertdistrict.wordpress.com/…/seaside-first-saturday-art-walk-may-6th-bea…

Necanicum Watershed Council and North Coast Land Conservancy and The Wetlands Conservancy, present Beaver Tales –
To celebrate beavers and their contribution to the ecology of the North Coast, the nonprofit organizations have teamed up with local businesses to host the Beaver Tales Art Exhibit and Sale in Seaside. The purpose of the exhibit is to highlight the importance of beavers in creating wetlands and other aquatic habitat.

BEAVER TALES going for the world record! Most BEAVER themed art in one gallery. Stay tuned for more info!

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/
The Guinness World Records official site with ultimate record-breaking facts & achievements. We think we set a world record! Officially Amazing!

Side note: Although there is an art collector in Oregon, who may claim to have the largest beaver themed art collection, with more than 300 works of Beaver art, he purchased seven of the art works from the BEAVER TALES Art Sale and Exhibition, and shared this fact!

Neal Maine, scientist and wildlife photographer to present a lecture on Beaver Ecology May 25th 7-8pm

 

Necanicum Watershed Council and North Coast Land Conservancy and The Wetlands Conservancy, present Beaver Tales –

 

Neal Maine, scientist and wildlife photographer to present a lecture on Beaver Ecology

 

Date: May 25

Time: 7 –8  PM

Location: Beaver Tales Exhibition Gallery, 608 Broadway, located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside

Next to Fairweather Gallery (612 Broadway)

 

 

 

To celebrate beavers and their contribution to the ecology of the North Coast, the nonprofit organizations have teamed up with local businesses to host the Beaver Tales Art Exhibit and Sale in Seaside.  The purpose of the exhibit is to highlight the importance of beavers in creating wetlands and other aquatic habitat.

 

Neal Maine will explain 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.  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 Lodge at Cotton Grass Lake -Neal Maine – PacificLight Images

The lecture will be held at the Pop-Up Gallery space next to Fairweather Gallery on Broadway in Seaside where beaver- themed art will be available for viewing. The exhibit includes paintings, fiber art, botanical collage, cedar weavings, calligraphy, ceramics, glass, wood, even a beaver made of pine needles and a wildlife scene painted on a cross-cut saw.

 

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. The sponsoring organizations are working together to learn more about how we can work with beaver to conserve and restore natural systems.

 

Above: Salmon jumping beaver dam at Thompson Creek – Neal Maine, PacificLight images

For more info about naturalist, scientist, biologist Neal Maine, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine.

Additional BEAVER TALES photos are available from Sara Vickerman, Curator, Beaver Tales Art Exhibit, svickerman@comcast.net

And, too, to read more about the traveling BEAVER TALES Art Sale and Exhibit, go to: 

https://theartscenter.net/beavertales-2017-beaver-tales-art-exhibit-sale

 

www.gazettetimes.com/…/arts…beaver-tales-art-exhibit/article 

www.wetlandsconservancy.org

www.dailyastorian.com/SS/news/20170412/from-near-extinction-to-a-place-in-art

 

https://thegilbertdistrict.wordpress.com/…/seaside-first-saturday-art-walk-may-6th-bea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Creative Demonstration. LIVE until 5:pm May 7th in the BEAVER TALES EXHIBITION GALLERY!

Michael Mason
 Wallflower Fine Art

Mike is a local prize winning artist using carefully dried and pressed botanical products to create his images.

Beaver Clan by Mason

Beaver Clan by Michael Mason.

Skin and Bones by Mason

 

 

Beaver Skin and Bones by Michael Mason.

Floral Impressionism uses nature’s color palette with natural from as “brushstrokes”.

 

Come to watch Michael’s incredible creative technique first hand as well as his completed work in the Beaver Tales Exhibition Gallery at 608 Broadway in the historic Gilbert District, Seaside!

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. May 6th. BEAVER TALES Art Sale and Exhibition.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy an evening of community and culture as various art venues within walking distance of each other host art exhibits, between 5-7 p.m. with the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. The Art Walk, celebrating 13 years in 2017, is in the historic Gilbert Block District. Dedicated parking is located one block West off the Pacific Coast Highway 101, on the corner of Holladay and Broadway.

Next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is May 6, 2017.

Dedicated courtesy parking is available on the corner of Ocean Way and Holladay.

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

Opening reception for 6.. 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, 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.


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, property owners of the entire Gilbert Block Building, BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery will offer art, lectures and receptions with the selected 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.

   3.  Moxie, 609 Broadway, in the Kirwin Building
Moxie features exclusive jewelry and art where everything is handmade. Kathleen Dudley offers hand carved driftwood rattles, upcycled beach finds combined with shells and rocks. For BEAVER TALES, the artist has used locally found beaver chewed sticks and branches to create one-of-a-kind musical instruments.

  4.  Beach Books, 616 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building
“Emergence” exhibition features upcoming Oregon photographers, Price Luber and Mark McDowall.

For BEAVER TALES, Frances Backhouse, author Reading: ONCE THEY WERE HATS: In Search of the Mighty Beaver. The sale of books will benefit the Wetlands Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed Council, and NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.


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

Raku pottery by Debbie Thornock and Scott Gray, ceramics koi by Mark Mackay, tables by Steve & Jan Mathews, mosaics is Anna Meyrick. For  BEAVER TALES, Patty Thurlby’s crafts made from chewed beaver sticks.

  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.

Mosaic of the art to be found throughout the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Map of the historic Gilbert District courtesy of KP Graphic Arts. Please go to http://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more info

“Those that live for the arts, support the arts.”

From near extinction to a place in art

Thank you Eve Marx, reporter for Seaside Signal/ The Daily Astorian!!!

 

Named the “state animal” in 1969, the American beaver builds the dams and wetlands that serve as habitat for Oregon salmon, steelhead, birds, amphibians and insects. Beavers are nature’s hydrologists, “Beaver Tales: A Celebration of Beaver Art” curator Sara Vickerman …

 

Source: From near extinction to a place in art

And, for more info about the good things BEAVERS do, go to:

Dr. Stephen Ramsey, from the OSU Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing (the Center has recently announced the completion of its sequencing of the beaver genome, so this is very well timed – http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35185225-75/oregon-state-university-researchers-find-benny-the-beaver-fills-big-genes.html.csp)

Frances Backhouse will offer a talk based on her research and writing that appeared in her award-winning book, Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver. At Beach Books on May 6th at 1:pm. http://www.backhouse.ca/books/once-they-were-hats-in-search-of-the-mighty-beaver/.

The Wetlands Conservancy has posted information on the Beaver Tales art project. The link is below. Feel free to share it with your friends and contacts.
http://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/beaver-tales/

http://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/beaver-tales/beaver-inspiration/

https://northernwoodlands.org/discoveries/pathways-to-ponds

www. NCLCtrust.org
Listening to the Land: Dam, Beaver! Dam!
Wednesday, April 19
6 to 8 pm
Seaside Public Library

Here’s a link to an excellent short video, with great aerial depiction of the changes that beaver dams bring to meadows . . .
http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/other/videos/fooled-by-nature-beaver-dams/

And for more inspiration, a video of beaver swimming on U-Tube. .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cwu_Wu5ONI

While nothing can compare to the real beaver it is great to see more comprehensive research about the positive impacts of beaver dams.
http://www.ktvz.com/…/osu-cascades-students-scien…/394113930

Beaver Tales arriving to the historic Gilbert District ! Save the date! May 6th.

Seaside art Walk logo

May 6, 2017 5:00-7:00 pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, Seaside, OR

http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

Beaver Tales 

Beaver, our beloved state animal, is woefully misunderstood and blamed for dam building, flooding and munching on plants.

In fact, Oregon beaver, nearly exterminated by trappers by 1900, creates wetlands, spawning and rearing habitat for salmon and steelhead, habitat for insects, birds and amphibians 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.

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.

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Author Frances Backhouse

May 6, 2017

First Saturday

1:00-3:00pm

Beach Books, Beaver Tales Partner
616 Broadway St., Seaside Or

http://www.beachbooks37.com

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.”

The sale of  books  will benefit the Wetlands Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed Council, and NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

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May 6, 2017

First Saturday Art Walk

5:00-7:00pm

Fairweather House and Gallery, Beaver Tales Partner

612 Broadway St., Seaside Or

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Curington beaver closeup

Selected Beaver partner Susan Curington,  featured artist at  Fairweather’s

Maine- What do I do with this big fat tail

Beaver  partner Neal Maine, selected  nature photographer at Fairweather’s


Artists from Fairweather House and Gallery have created art representing the good works that the Beaver do in Oregon. For more about the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists tab … Paul Brent … Mike Brown … Jo Pomeroy-Crockett … Susan Curington … Agnes Field … Neal Maine.

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To support the arts, regional artists, authors and lectures!

Beaver Tales Partners

Beneficiaries:

■The Wetlands Conservancy ■ Necanicum Watershed Council

■North Coast Land Conservancy ■ Lower Nehalem Watershed Council

Supporters:

■Arlene Schnitzer ■ Village Gallery of Arts ■ Beach Books ■ Grass

Roots Books ■ Broadway Books ■ Neal Maine, PacificLight Images

Event venues:

■ Fairweather House and Gallery–Seaside http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

■ Beach Books- Seaside  www.beachbooks37.com

■Gilbert Block Building- Seaside

To learn more about the beneficiaries, please visit:

http://www.wetlandsconservancy.org

http://www.necanicumwatershed.org

http://www.nclctrust.org

The Wetlands Conservancy has added a page to their web site with more information about beavers. This one has links to several beaver videos and has a few photos of beaver dams. Go to http://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/beaver-tales/beaver-inspiration/

 

—————————————————————————————————————————————–And, too, selected  locations, in the Gilbert Block Building,  including a pop-up gallery space devoted exclusively to beaver-themed art, courtesy of Avery Loschen and Will Perkins.  The historic Gilbert District will feature BEAVER TALES art, lectures and receptions for cultural arts patrons, artists and guests throughout the afternoon and evening of May 6th.  Save the date. Free and open to the public!!!

 

 

Gilbert District

The Gilbert Block Building, Seaside, Or. Located on the corner of Broadway Street and Holladay Drive.  Dedicated parking for the historic Gilbert District is on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.

About the BEAVER TALES curator:  Sara Vickerman is 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.

 

In addition, local conservation groups will host educational workshops throughout May.

Please watch this post for more information.

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Seaside former Mayor Don Larson dies

SEASIDE — Seaside’s longtime Mayor Don Larson died Sunday afternoon at his home in Seaside after a long bout with cancer. He was 80 years old.“This is a major-league loss is the best way I can put it,” City Manager Mark Winstanley said. “The mayor was one of the mo

Source: Seaside former Mayor Don Larson dies