A celebration of beavers…moving out of the area to Nehalem. First shown in the Gilbert District in May, 2017…

To celebrate beavers and their contribution to the ecology of the North Coast, the Wetlands Conservancy and Lower Nehalem Watershed Council have partnered with local businesses to host the Beaver Tales Art Exhibit and Sale in Nehalem. The exhibit opens on July 31 at the North County Recreation District

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And, too, a fabulous back story from a visitor from Missouri about art, beaver, and visiting the Pacific Ocean for the first time.

Viewing the art of Beavers on display at the Fairweather Gallery and asking about the sandcastle in the work of art by Michael Muldoon…a visitor returned to the gallery on July 19th with her very first sandcastle…in honor of the Oregon beaver show.

Michael Muldoon oil on linen, Haystack Rock and Sand Castle.
For more info about the artist, please go to …artists/ …Michael Muldoon

Dough Dough Bakery Shout Out! Save the date and time! Aug 5th, 5-7pm. Seaside Art Walk.

Clatsop  News:  Dough Dough Bakery, now, too. in Seaside, Oregon will join the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on August 5th.




Read more about the baker….

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From wholesale to retail: Dough Dough Bakery opens in Seaside

Dough Dough Bakery opens in SeasideBy Luke Whittakerlwhittaker@crbizjournal.comSEASIDE — Late-night baking marathons and early morning deliveries are nothing new to Jonathan Hoffman, 35, and Alex Brandon, 31. Over the past five years, their business “Dough Dough Bakery” has been

Source: From wholesale to retail: Dough Dough Bakery opens in Seaside

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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Guajito’s rolls out familiar hits of Mexican cuisine

Restaurants in Seaside come and go, but based on 4 visits in April/May, we hope this one stays. The menu is more extensive than most Mexican places, including dishes like 7 seas soup. That one took a while to prepare but had generous amounts of fresh seafood- shrimp, crab, mussels, scallops and more. It came in a hot, flavorful  broth. The tamales are made in-house and unlike many tamales, had plenty of meat relative to the dough. We split an order of fajitas – which was excellent and enough food for 2 moderate appetites. The enchiladas are also good and come with a choice of sauces. The wait staff – Carlos, Cinthia   and Bautista – are friendly and accommodating. We’ll make this a regular stop.  Visited May 2017



Making a nest in Seaside.  VIEW FROM THE PORCH.  Eve Marx, reporter/  Seaside Signal May 26, 2017

Neighborhoods spots are special because regulars feel at home, with the special advantage that at home you have to make your own food or beverage, and also clean up after yourself.  Despite the general transient nature of this area, this edge of the continent we call the North Coast, we’re blessed with an abundance of neighborhood restaurants and hang outs where the locals feel at home.


What makes a neighborhood hangout outstanding?  Good food  is a plus, but vibe and atmosphere and proximity are really what count.  To me, the ideal hangout is one I can walk to.  A certain level of service helps.  My friends share with me their own favorite hangs.  High on many people’s’ lists in  Seaside: Seaside Coffee House, Nonni’s Italian Bistro and Bagels by the Sea (all located in the historic Gilbert District downtown).


Some neighborhoods hangs aren’t so much about food and drink as they are the other patrons.  People naturally want to go where their friends hear the latest dish and gossip.  If it’s Mexican food you’re craving, give the new Guajito’s on Broadway a shot.  Muy buena comida!  House-made tamales.  Fajitas. The best chicken and shrimp tacos I’ve had in a long tie.  Margaritas.   Wonderful and caring service by the ever–friendly Bautista. Hmmm.  This place is easily one of my favorite neighborhood handout.






Review and photos byThe Mouth of the Columbiamouth@coastweekend.comOn Broadway, between Holladay and Roosevelt streets, the entrance to Seaside’s tourist mecca is changing.


Source: The Mouth: Guajito’s rolls out familiar hits of Mexican cuisine

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


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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!





The art of BEAVER TALES, Seaside sale and exhibition, opening May 6th, 2017. And, too, quite a few of the appointed artists and selected guest speakers arrive, as well.

To celebrate beavers and their contribution to the ecology of the North Coast, The Wetlands Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed Council and North Coast Land Conservancy have partnered with local businesses to host the Beaver Tales Art Exhibit and Sale in Seaside, Oregon.

The exhibit opens on May 6th, as part of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Beaver-themed art will be available at the Fairweather Gallery (612 Broadway), at the adjacent Pop-Up Gallery (608 Broadway), and at Beach Books (616 Broadway). The exhibit will be on display at all three locations through the end of May.

The traveling exhibit includes artwork of al kinds, from paintings to fiber, wood, stone, glass and ceramics. With regional and local artists displaying their work, this stop in Seaside will bring together a multitude of styles and creativity.

Along with the month-long display, there will be workshops, tours, and other activities around Seaside. The exhibit will feature juried art for purchase, benefitting the three nonprofit sponsoring organizations listed above.

The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance our state animal plays in the creation and maintenance of wetland habitats. 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.

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Additional information and photos are available from Sara Vickerman (

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.

Take note! Beaver Tales Art and Exhibition runs throughout the month of May in the historic district of downtown Seaside.

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 –

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.

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.

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 . . .

And for more inspiration, a video of beaver swimming on U-Tube. .

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

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

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

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, Seaside, OR

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


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

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.


May 6, 2017

First Saturday Art Walk


Fairweather House and Gallery, Beaver Tales Partner

612 Broadway St., Seaside Or


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 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


■The Wetlands Conservancy ■ Necanicum Watershed Council

■North Coast Land Conservancy ■ Lower Nehalem Watershed Council


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

Roots Books ■ Broadway Books ■ Neal Maine, PacificLight Images

Event venues:

■ Fairweather House and Gallery–Seaside

■ Beach Books- Seaside

■Gilbert Block Building- Seaside

To learn more about the beneficiaries, please visit:

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


—————————————————————————————————————————————–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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