Neal Maine beaver ecology back story.

 

Neal Maine, scientist and wildlife photographer welcomed Beaver enthusiasts before presented a lecture on Beaver Ecology on  May 25th in the Beaver Tales Exhibition Pop-up Gallery at 608 Broadway, located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Neal Maine explained 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.

 

 

“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.” 

Neal Maine offers a one-to-one talk about the importance of embracing the amazing work that beavers do to create habitats for many, many creatures and critters.  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 enthusiasts gathered in the Pop-Up Beaver Tales Exhibition space to listen to Neal Maine speak.

 

 

The purpose of the ecology lecture highlighted the importance of beavers in creating wetlands and other aquatic habitat.

“Beavers play a central role in shaping our future as we prepare for transformations that a warming and changing climate may bring.”

 

Beaver enthusiasts  discussed about how to work with beaver to conserve and restore natural systems after Neal Maine’s lecture.

Saying goodbye to BEAVER TALES in Seaside! And hello to BEAVER new experiences!


Artist and Beaver Tales hostess Jane McGeehan

Beaver Tales Sale and Exhibition is in the process of trimming the collection to accommodate smaller venues for traveling art show.  At this point, there is Beaver-themed art that will not fit in the three upcoming exhibit spaces, so it is a 50% off opportunity on selected pieces through May 30th.

Clay artist Sandy Visse demonstrated LIVE during the final week of  the Seaside BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery.

“North County Recreation Center in Nehalem and  ArtLoft  in Astoria are very enthusiastic about their upcoming BEAVER TALES Art Exhibition and Sale and appreciate the opportunity to educate community members about the benefits of beavers. Both venues have nice spaces.”

Sara Vickerman, curator

Having artistic demonstrations by a number of artists in the BEAVER TALES pop-up gallery has made the exhibit a lot more interesting.

Glass artist Linda Gerrad and her BEAVER TALES platter.

“The Seaside Beaver Tales Exhibit is going well. After an opening that included cold, rain and howling winds, the weather has since improved and visitors are flocking to the coast. Sales of beaver art have picked up as well. We have sold 14 pieces, and looking forward to exceeding the number sold at the previous two venues at  OSU and Lake Oswego (18 from each).” –Sara Vickerman

 

 

Marianna Mace, basket weaver, recently demonstrated in the Seaside Beaver Tales Pop-Up Gallery, located at 608 Broadway.

 

Two BEAVER TALES artists arriving today, May 25th !

Jane McGeehan will be there to open at 11.

Sandy Visse (with Best Dam Worker) will be there about 1 PM.

“Be sure to tell your friends that Memorial Day weekend is the last time to see the entire exhibit. We will be packing up the art on the 30th and distributing the pieces to the next venues. Each of them (Astoria, Nehalem, and the Oregon Zoo) have space and other limitations that require us to select fewer pieces to display.”

Sara Vickerman
Beaver Tales curator

svickerman@comcast.net

503-936-4284

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!

Artist Loretta Sampson today! Painting Seaside LIVE ™ Beaver Tales Exhibition and Gallery.

Painting Seaside LIVEtm – Artist Demonstration
Beaver Tales
608 Broadway, Seaside

May 18

1-3

May 19

1-3

Loretta Sampson
Leather carving

and

Painting on leather

 

For more info contact svickerman@comcast.net

503-936-4284

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.

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 Joanne Pari-Mueller at BEAVER TALES!

Painting LIVE  right now!  Joanne Pari-Miller @ Beaver Tales Pop-Up Gallery

608 Broadway

Seaside

 

May 17

11-1pm

Joanne Pari-Mueller Calligraphy and  water color

 

 

Joanne Pari-Miller, artist demonstration, TODAY! 

Calligraphy and water color

Beaver Tales Pop-Up Gallery

608 Broadway

Seaside

 

 

 

 

To read more about the upcoming artist demonstrations, please to go:
The Gilbert District | Historic Seaside, Oregon

https://thegilbertdistrict.wordpress.com/

What’s up next, you ask? BEAVER TALES … Painting Seaside LIVEtm – Artist Demonstrations Beaver … Beaver Tales curator: … Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Guess who arrived to offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode for BEAVER TALES? Artist Judy Horning Shaw!

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Demonstration
Monday, May 15 1-3pm
Judy Shaw demonstrated oil painting and her completed works at the Beaver Tales Exhibition Gallery located at 608 Broadway, Seaside.

Hi there,

I painted in the pop-up until 4:00,time flies when you’re having fun, right? – Judy Horning Shaw

To read more about the upcoming artist demonstrations, please to go:
The Gilbert District | Historic Seaside, Oregon

https://thegilbertdistrict.wordpress.com/

What’s up next, you ask? BEAVER TALES … Painting Seaside LIVEtm – Artist Demonstrations Beaver … Beaver Tales curator: … Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

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Beaver Tales Gallery show and tell.

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery located at 608 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building, Seaside, Oregon

Devoted exclusively to beaver-themed art, the gallery space was made available by Avery Loschen and Will Perkins, property owners of the entire Gilbert Block Building.

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BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery will offer art throughout the entire month of May.

 

 

To read more about the BEAVER TALES show please  go to:

From near extinction to a place in art

Eve Marx, reporter/ 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 …

 

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.

 

What’s up next, you ask? BEAVER TALES art demonstrations!

Painting Seaside LIVEtm – Artist Demonstrations
Beaver Tales
608 Broadway, Seaside

 

 

 

Date/Time     Artist                   Demonstration                

May 15

1-3 PM

Judy Shaw Oil painting  
May 17

11-1pm

Joanne Pari-Mueller Calligraphy and water color  
May 18

1-3

May 19

1-3

Loretta Sampson Leather carving

 

Painting on leather

 
May 20

1-3

 

Mariana Mace Cordage making from natural fibers, splitting cedar for basketry
May 25

1-3

 

Sandy Visse

Clay art demo

 
May 26

12-4

Susan Curington Acrylic painting
May 27

1-3

Linda Sprau

Meet and Greet

 
May 28

1-3

Jude Welter Water color  

 

Grace note to the artists:

“The Seaside exhibit is going very well.  Denise Fairweather did an incredible job of securing the pop-up space, furniture and accessories (even beaver sticks) for the display, which resulted in a lovely presentation.  Her careful attention to detail and perfectionism are mind-boggling. Even before it officially opened, visitors poured in to view the art. The exhibit is divided between the Fairweather Gallery at 612 Broadway and adjacent pop-up space Beaver Tales at 608 Broadway. Seaside First Saturday Art Walk was a great success, attracting  quite a crowd of beaver art enthusiasts. We’ve sold 5 pieces so far at Seaside. Thanks so much for those of you who attended the opening and to Mike Mason, who  did a demo of his lovely botanical  art on Sunday.

I’ve attached the calendar, hoping that anyone who hasn’t confirmed their interest in spending a few hours at the gallery will let us know, especially if there is a demo involved. That will allow us to promote the event in advance for maximum attention. 

Best wishes, and thanks again for participating in this exciting event.”   Sara Vickerman

For more info contact  svickerman@comcast.net

503-936-4284

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.