Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

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SEASIDE — Celebrating 14 years in 2018, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m. June 2. The free event is all about seeing and selling art in sponsoring businesses between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the historic area of downtown Seaside.Moxie Shine Fair Tr

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Southern Exposure: Seaside under the radar no more


City of Seaside photo May, 2018


Barely had the ink dried on my column last month about out-of-town news alerts and digital traffic-boosting listicles when international honors fell to the city of Seaside — and rather unexpectedly at that.The lists are “Best Summer Vacations” and “Best Summer Vacations i

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Seaside First Saturday Art Walk May 2018

Thank you!  The Daily Astorian (May 4 edition) printed a story about  Seaside First Saturday Art walk  with a full page article.!!!



SEASIDE — Celebrating 14 years in 2018, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, takes place 5 to 7 p.m. May 5. Visitors meet artists, check out original art, view artist demonstrations, sip wine, snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, and enjoy live music.


Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

May 5, 2018  @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Seaside’s First Saturday Art Walk is where visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music. The event is free and is all about seeing and selling art in the sponsoring businesses between Holladay and Broadway in the historic area of downtown Seaside.


Starry Night Inn, 811 1st Ave.

An art motel by the sea located in a Victorian villa where each room features art from nine Portland, Oregon artists. The art at the motel is curated by Chris Haberman. Featuring the art of Ursula Barton, mural artist, who uses the powerful metaphor of the bridges of Portland to create gallery work and street art.


Westport Winery Seaside, 810 Broadway.

Westport will be featuring its 34 unique labels featuring original art by family and friends. At the same time, they will offer free olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting from the Olivelle Company whose motto is “The Art of Flavor.” “Filled with harmonious connections to the sea, Westport Winery is a coast traveler’s dream.”


Blue Bond Studio, Art School and Gallery, 417 South Holliday Drive.

Featuring amazing paintings by artist Blue Bond done in oil on canvas. Animals, people, still life, and wonderful scenery pictures delight guests. Blue is also a teacher, and enjoys passing on his vast knowledge to novices and experienced painters alike.


The Whet Spot, 12 N. Holladay Drive.

The Whet Spot offers a relaxed friendly (adults only) atmosphere, where patrons can catch up with old friends while enjoying craft beers, ciders and wines. No minors permitted at any time. Featuring the art of pouring with twenty rotating taps for craft beers and ciders, a Growler filling station and offering wines by the glass. Featuring NW artists Alicia Combs and Adain Combs, Lisa King and Dolores Matthys.


Katharine Stewart, Ancient Health and Healing, 10-B Holladay Drive.

Featuring the Art of Healing. Katharine Stewart graduated from the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, was one of the founding faculty members of the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, where she also served as Clinic Dean, Acupuncture Chair and Clinical Supervisor. She believes that healing is an art, and there are many paths to achieving good health.


Dough Dough Bakery, 8 North Holladay Drive.

Featuring Tanya Gardner, artist, who paints in triptychs using mixed media with acrylics on canvas… And, too, featuring artistic chef Jonathan Hoffman has his fingers in a lot of pies; he is an entrepreneur who works with local farmers, fisherman and foragers to use the freshest ingredients to feature in his culinary fares.


Art in the Loft Gallery at Beach Books, 616 Broadway.

Artist, Jim Zaleski, features his exhibit of vibrant, graphic art prints through May at Art-in-the-Loft @ Beach Books. Jim’s unique style and intensely colorful prints are well worth the time to drop by and view the world through his imaginative, ever-creative, artist’s eye.


Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway.

Opening reception for Perfect Pear (aka Perfect Pair), an exhibit through the month of May. Regional artists were selected due to their art related to scale and perspective, and the way things correlate and interact. Featuring artists Lisa Wiser, Patti Isaacs, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Blue Bond, Marga Stanley, Bill Baily, and Lynda Campbell. Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the ecology of the pairing going on in the local habitat at 6: pm. Artist Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode. LIVE music by Shirley 88.


SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway.

Introducing the jewelry and mission of Cannon Beach artist, Laura “Pooka” Rice, whose handcrafted line of jewelry she calls Trash Talk “is comprised mostly of marine debris, used jewelry bits and odds and ends and are one-of-a-kind wearable storytelling devices designed to prompt conversation and action.” Thus far, Pooka’s Trash Talk Project has kept 240lbs of micro plastic marine debris out of our landfill. In addition, SunRose Gallery, will offer the smooth groove of bossa nova duo “O Pato eo Peixe” and light refreshments.


Lee Munsell, Pop-Up Gallery, 608 Broadway.

Artist statement: “After attending an event in Washington, DC., I had a chance to visit the National Gallery of Art, which was having an exhibit of the late 1800’s painter Thomas Moran. This introduced me to the Hudson River School painters, their spiritual views of the Creation and has become a whole new level of painting to seek to strive for. Since that time, I have concentrated primarily on the west coast for subject matter, taking several trips up through central and northern California, Washington, Oregon.” –Lee Munsell. The Pop-Up Studio and Gallery, is sponsored by the Gilbert Block Building and Fairweather Gallery.


Moxie Shine, 609 Broadway.

Featuring exclusive jewelry and art where everything is handmade, as a member of the Fair Trade Federation Moxie demonstrates a genial and equitable approach to conducting business. All of the wonderful fair trade and handmade clothing, jewelry and home decor gifts you have come to expect are waiting to be discovered.


The mission of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is to provide an excellent cultural experience and to support regional talents in visual art, literature, music, theatre and dance for the benefit of our residents and visitors. Visitors meet artists and view artist demonstrations. The event is free and open to the public. The Art Walk is all about seeing art in the sponsoring galleries and boutiques located between Holladay and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.


Seaside First Saturday Art Walk April 7

SEASIDE — Celebrating 14 years this year, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk takes place 5 to 7 p.m. April 7. Visitors meet artists, view artist demonstrations and enjoy live music performances. This free event is about checking out art in the galleries and boutiques in the historic …
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Thank you The Daily Astorian! Published 4/52018

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

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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

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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