Westport Winery gets OK for new tasting room in Seaside.  Welcome to the historic Gilbert District!

SEASIDE — Westport Winery moved ahead with a new retail location in the Salmonberry Square building Monday night. A winery sales license approved by City Council allows direct sales of beer and wine to consumers.“We’ve had a commitment to not only the quality of our products, but… read more at…

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Grace notes received the 2017 BEAVER TALES exhibit.

Now that the Beaver Tales Project is officially over, I want to thank you all for helping to make it such a success. Not only did the artists help thousands of people learn to appreciate beavers and the work they do for people and the environment, they contributed a fine collection of original art to the world that will be treasured for many years.

And many thanks also to the sponsors, galleries, and volunteers who tirelessly promoted the exhibits and related events, and to the volunteers who helped pack, unpack, transport, store and hang the beaver art.

The Wetlands Conservancy, North Coast Land Conservancy, Necanicum and Lower Nehalem Watershed Councils were incredible partners, and took full advantage of the opportunity to promote the conservation of beavers and their habitat.

We sold 73 pieces for just under $22,000. I am thinking about what next, and am open to suggestions about projects that include elements of both art and nature. We learned a lot from this one, and would appreciate any feedback you have about how it could have been even better. I’m also happy to help out with other projects that could use some assistance.
–Sara Vickerman



Beaver Tales Art Sales  $21,769

  1. Oregon State University – LaSells-Stewart Gallery – February, 2017 $5308
  2. Lake Oswego – 510 Art and Museum Space – April, 2017 $3512
  3. Seaside – Fairweather Gallery/ historic Gilbert District Pop-up Gallery – May 2017  $7849
  4. Nehalem – North County Recreation District Gallery – August, 2017 $265
  5. Oregon Zoo – September- October, 2017 $825
  6. Beaverton City Hall – November- December, 2017 $4010


Great job! Wow! You must really feel great about this final result. Congratulations! I certainly benefited personally and am happy that Joe and I were able to contribute as a result of the TEAA sale of both paintings plus notes. Outstanding leadership! — Jane McGeehan

I’ve never seen anything run more smoothly from start to finish – it was an amazing undertaking and the scope and quality of artists’ works was truly incredible. And to think we could have so much fun, make a little money, and help beavers all at the same time! Fondly, JoAnn

Ditto, great job! A big THANKS to ALL who put in time & energy for these exhibits! So unique and lovely! We were honored to show & sell, and be involved with nature-conserving people and organizations. And we loved learning more about — and helping — beavers! 🙂 Boni Deal

This has been a really fun show to be involved with. I appreciate the efforts and skills of everyone who helped. You are a rock star!!! –Mary Burgess

I, too, was honored to be part of this show. You and The Wetlands Conservancy crew did an outstanding job of promoting and teaching. Thank you all for your hard work. Jean

Lucky to be included in this show! Many thanks for your hard work & for raising awareness.
Theresa Andreas-O’Leary

I am so happy to pile on my thanks – this was a truly amazing experience, a coupling of arts & science that really spanned our great state in meaningful ways. On behalf of everyone involved at OSU, it was our honor to be included in this, and a true pleasure for me personally to help shape and support it.
Charles Robinson
College of Liberal Arts | University Outreach & Engagement | Oregon State University

I feel a ditto coming on! This Beaver Tales show was amazing, in every way. Bringing together artists and nature lovers, the show’s success clearly is a product of brilliant planning coupled with tireless organization. Thanks to everyone who had a hand in making this happen.
I’m so glad you’re looking to future show ideas! Aquatic could make a good theme… I’m entertaining designs for fish collages 🙂 marbling paper today. Maybe jurying the show next time? With the momentum of this one I can imagine an even greater answer to the call. But hard to improve on perfection! – René Eisenbart

Thank you for your tireless organization and hard work you and your team put in. What an honor to be a part of the show! I’m excited for the next one. 🙂 —Anji Grainger

It was an honor to be in this show. I found entire process interesting and managed so well all along the way. I loved all the information I learned about beavers and their habitat at the Oregon State University opening show. All along the way with all the show moves, everything was so well organized and we were so well informed. Thanks you so much for an exemplary job! –Dee Rommel

I am in awe of what you achieved with this “event” (the word seems inadequate to describe such a multi-faceted undertaking) and how superbly you managed all the logistics. It was an honor and a pleasure to be part of it. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to the success of the Beaver Tales Project. Best wishes from the other Land of the Beaver (aka Canada).–Frances Backhouse, author Once They Were Hats

Your vision and perseverance have been a voice for the beaver with whom we share this world, so glad we spoke up for them and I bet we’ve gained them much more respect with all the work this past year. Thank you! — Mary Moffat



That’s a wrap! Hold the memories close. Start planning for the next exhibit! –Sara

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk Nov. 4th, 5-7pm

Thank you, The Daily Astorian!!!


SEASIDE — Celebrating 13 years in 2017, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine and snag appetizers by favorite restaurants and personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live music … read more…

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Map courtesy of KP Graphic Arts.

See Paul Brent paint. Take a class with Paul Brent.


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

608 Broadway, Seaside

Open Studio: you are invited to come in, look at the artwork and watch Paul Brent paint on his latest painting.

Tues     September 26: Open studio 11 am to 3pm



Sign up for a painting class! Class will be kept to a maximum of 12 participants and no prior experience with painting is necessary. 5 participants are necessary for the class to make. All materials will be provided. $45. 

Wednesday   September 27:

Create a painting in water-mixable oil paint 10am-1pm 

Telephone 503-738-8899 to register or email

Sponsored by the Gilbert Block Building and the Fairweather Gallery


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


Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. Thank you!

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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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

Source: A celebration of beavers

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

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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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