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‘Odes to the Tides’ Art Show and Sale arrives in Seaside. June 1-30, 2019.


Image: “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller/ logo calligraphy by Kajira Berry



The Wetlands Conservancy presents Ode to the Tides

Seaside Oregon

To celebrate the aesthetic and ecological significance of Oregon’s estuaries and tide pools, The Wetlands Conservancy has collaborated with the Clatsop County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Sea Grant, and Institute for Natural Resources to host the Ode to Tides art exhibit and sale. The exhibit, first shown at Oregon State University through May, arrives in Seaside through June.

The exhibit opens on June 1 at two locations in Seaside.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway Street and The Art-in-Loft Gallery at Beach Books 616 Broadway Street located in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

The traveling exhibit includes artwork of all kinds, from paintings to fiber, wood, stone, glass and ceramics. With regional and local artists displaying their work, the exhibit and sale bring together a multitude of styles and creativity.

The exhibit will feature juried art for purchase. A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to conserve Oregon’s Coastal estuaries.

The exhibit focuses on the plants, animals, fish, land formations and the magic of estuaries and tide pools, the rich mixing zones where freshwater from the land meets salt water from the sea. This blend creates a unique environment with abundant and diverse life. Estuaries gather nutrients from both land and sea, forming an ecosystem that contains more life per square inch than the richest Midwest farmland.  Oregon’s 22 major estuaries are ecologically essential for many fish and wildlife species, including salmon, herring, flounder, crab, oysters, clams, wading birds, ducks, and otters, providing habitat for reproduction, rearing, resting and foraging.

The exhibit will be on view in Seaside through June 30.

To view the art selection for the Ode to the Tides Show and Sale, go to!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y


For more info about the art, please contact art curator, Sara Vickerman,

About The Wetlands Conservancy: Founded in 1981, The Wetlands Conservancy is the only organization in Oregon dedicated to working in partnership with communities statewide to permanently protect, conserve and restore Oregon’s greatest wetlands– our most biologically rich and diverse lands. The mission of The Wetlands Conservancy is to conserve, enhance and restore the physical and ecological values of Oregon’s greatest wetlands for current and future generations. For more information, please visit


Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.

Grant funding  for the SEASIDE Ode to the Tides exhibit and program made possible through:

Purpose The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition grants are funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust and awarded to projects that support, maintain, preserve and …



Seaside First Saturday Art Walk!

SEASIDE — The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3 on Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in downtown’s historic Gilbert District. During the free event, visitors get to see art and meet artists in galleries and boutiques, sip wine and snag appetizer

Source: Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

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.

It’s easy to SEASIDE Oregon. From the 2016 visitor’s guide. All about the Gilbert District.


Hunt For Treasures Around Town, by Karen Vitt



And, too, the back story:

“Hello there, Jon,
We have a Gilbert District WordPress blog and would like to post an article about the Gilbert District that appeared in the 2016 edition. Would you be able to release that article to me to reprint? We, of course, would post a credit and a your permission to post the article in a sideline.”

That would be fine if you’d like to share this on your blog. The easiest way – if it works for you is to link directly to the virtual visitor guide page that the article appeared on. You can access that here:
Let me know if you have any further questions. Hope that works for you. Jon”



Jon Rahl, Director of Tourism Marketing

Save the date. June 4th. Beach Books show titled Ebb and Flow featuring artist Jeffrey Hall.


Jeffrey Hall/ The Green Cab Collective

“Hey there,
I have images for the June 4th showing as the featured artist for The Green Cab at Beach Books. The theme for June is “Ebb and Flow” I would like to do a sand painting demonstration during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk opening down on the beach and then another applying color in front of or inside the store at Beach Books if that works out with Karen. I will bring tarps so as not to mess up the floor.”
Jeffery Hall

Beach Books in the Loft Gallery at 616 Broadway June 4th

Features The Green Cab, (a group of artists inspired by the influential BlueRider artist group (Der Blaue Reiter) of Europe in the early 20th century,) was created with the goal of encouraging and inspiring each other, sharing techniques and information about the business side of art, and sharing their work with the public. The “Cabbies” are a synergistic alliance of artists, working in a variety of mediums.

Participating artists for June are Jeffrey Hall, Amy Brodie-Osborne, Patricia Krishnamurthy, and Bruce Ulrich.

Ebb and Flow is the theme for June.  Artist Jeffrey Hall will do a sand painting demonstration during the Saturday Art Walk opening applying color inside the store. Hall enjoys using re-purposed materials in his art making process.

About Multimedia Artist Jeffrey Hall
I enjoy using re-purposed materials in my art making process. My surface building explores real and imagined space, while leaving room for the viewers own interpretation and experience.

In 1980 I learned how to use sand from the beach as a layer over a canvas substrate and respond to the resulting patterns and texture.
Over the years I have built on the tradition started by artist Fred Kline who taught at Portland State University and from his direct student who was my high school art teacher; artist Judy Vogland Dayton. Judy taught surface building on the Oregon Coast for over 36 years.

I like to think I have expanded from the initial treatment to using other substrates like polystyrene and wood and used sand from around the globe. Sand has its own unique coarseness and texture depending on ocean or river and lake origins.
This current show is my nod to Judy and Fred showing works from 1980-2016. I will be demonstrating on the beach and at Beach Books on the first Saturday Art Walk during the month of June in Seaside, Oregon.

You can find me at: and
Email me at: and Instagram: Jeffrey Hall Art

News from Seaside Jorjett Strumme!


Hi Friends,
I am doing an event, “My Life in Hollywood” at BEACH BOOKS, (616 Broadway; Seaside, OR) Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00. There will be wine and snacks. Much like the talk with photos that I gave at the Seaside Library, last year: fun photos and reminiscences from my days in Hollywood. I will also share stories about Firooz Zahedi’s new book, MY ELIZABETH – I am included in the book multiple times with both mentions and photos. Proceeds from the book go to The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation. Hope you can come. Thanks, Jorjett

Life for Seaside, Oregon native, Jorjett Strumme, has been an adventure echoing those on the big screen of old Hollywood. Jorjett’s lifelong dream of designing and creating glamorous fashion for the legends of Hollywood was a dream destined to come true. The glamorous, “Golden Age” of Hollywood, is still a source of inspiration for the artist and designer.
“I was so lucky to be in the right place at the right time. People ask me so often, how did you get from Seaside, Oregon to Hollywood, California? I had a lot of guts, a lot of determination and a lot of good luck.”

Learn more about Jorjett Strumme at

Indeed, good things are happening. CEDR 2014 and 2015 winners both from the Historic Gilbert Block!


Our 2015 CEDR/CCC SBDC awards event was one for the ages …all the winners were an inspiration to everyone in attendance!


CEDR  Small Business
Congratulations to the CEDR award winner!
2015 Business Service to the Community
Denise Fairweather


“I am thankful for good things, good friends and good work. Thank you to CEDR for the honor. “Those the live for the arts, support the arts.”–Denise Fairweather


So, too, located in the heart of the Gilbert Block, the 2014 CEDR award was given to Karen Emmerling of Beach Books.

Gilbert Block Building, Beach Books


“So thrilled to accept Beach Books award – 2014 Business Service to the Community (Small Business) – presented by the Clatsop Economic Development Resources. The presentation was last night at the Liberty Theater. What a wonderful evening”. Karen Emmerling


Feb. 21st. Arctic Light. Presentation.


Three West coast naturalists who traveled to the high Arctic last year, a trip sponsored by the Campion Foundation, have created a photographic journey featuring one-to-one spectacular moments found in nature.

On Saturday, Feb. 21st at 7: PM in the historic Gilbert Block Building, located on the corner of Holladay and Broadway,  Neal Maine and Daniel Dietrich, acclaimed nature photographers, will  open a conversation in support of the Alaska Wilderness League.

Alaska Wilderness League’s mission is to lead the effort to preserve Alaska’s wild lands and waters by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska.

“I feel that the story behind any image is more important than the final image itself. The maximum impact from any image comes from watching, learning and understanding an animal’s behavior long before clicking the shutter,” Daniel Dietrich.

Doug Ray, an environmental consultant working with North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC, who traveled to Kaktovia, Alaska with Maine and Dietrich, will be Master of Ceremonies, welcoming guests and introducing the program.

Neal Maine, after a thirty-year career as an award winning biology teacher at Seaside High School,  became the first executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, which he co-founded in 1986. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight  Images.

With each purchase of an Arctic Light art work by Neal Maine and Daniel Dietrich, the book (valued at $40) “The Last Polar Bear” will be offered.

Through Steven Kazlowski’s unparalleled imagery, the most critical environmental issue of our time is brought to life. “The Last Polar Bear” places the reality of climate change in our hands.

“The continued survival of these magnificent white bears in their warming, and melting, Arctic world is uncertain, yet their fate is also a wake-up call compelling us to act now to stem global warming.”  –Steven Kazlowsi.

The Arctic Light presentation goes beyond incredible photographs, for the adventure began and ended  in the Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean on earth, offering a take-home awareness through the lens of one  times three. The event will help remind us that being aware of an  incredible moment can change a thought with ripples that may affect many.

It is hoped that wilderness literacy at the individual level is an important building block for intelligent decision-making awareness. Free and open to the public.

The presentation is co-sponsored by Denise Fairweather of Fairweather House and Garden and Karen Malmsten-Emmerling of Beach Books. Through the generosity of Avery Loschen, the Gilbert Block Building, a satellite pop-up community room was made possible.

Special thanks to: Seaside Chamber of Commerce, Seaside Civic and Convention Center, The Historic Gilbert District and McMenanim’s Gearhart Hotel.

#ShopSmall Event Saturday November 29, 2014

History of Shop Small Saturday Shop


Small Saturday is a national event that was created in 2010 by American Express. The first event was held November 27, 2010. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

In 2012 neighborhoods were encouraged to hold events to bring communities together and encourage shopping at local small businesses in their area. The events are created by a Neighborhood Champion. To be a neighborhood champion you must fill out an application and be accepted. The Neighborhood Champion plans the event with participating businesses. Neighborhood Champion: Kathleen DeLand-Peterson

The amount of support give to this event is amazing. With the creation of the event the neighborhood champion receives 200 canvas shopping bags, 10 doormats, pens, buttons and balloons. And NO you Do NOT have to accept American Express to be a part of a Neighborhood Event.

The Historic Gilbert District Event The Gilbert District is located in the heart of Seaside and encompasses the four city blocks on the corners of Broadway and Holladay. The Historic Gilbert District Event is celebrating 100 Years of the Gilbert District! Each participating store will have 100 Collectible Cards that to give out with the store’s information and a website link that features the history of the Gilbert District. The Historic Gilbert District has a rich and colorful history that we would like to share with the community.


Celebrating 100 Years The Historic Gilbert District

Keep your Collectible Cards!

Stores participating in this event have the option to give the holder of the collectible cards discounts and gifts during the year! Keep your cards for future savings!
Participating Businesses

Beach Books
616 Broadway
Beach Puppy Dog Boutique
614 Broadway
Fairweather House & Garden
612 Broadway

Hold Fast Tattoo Company
611 Broadway

KP Graphic Arts
615 Broadway #206

Seaside Antique Mall
726 Broadway
Seaside Coffee House
5 N Holladay Drive
Seaside Yoga
609 Broadway

Shear Pleasures Salon & Spa
615 Broadway #201
Star Furniture
130 S Holladay Dr
SunRose Gallery
606 Broadway

Tora Sushi
619 Broadway

Store Promotions
Gift Certificates
Seaside Yoga 20% off
Hold Fast Tattoo Co. 20 % off 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Shear Pleasures Salon & Spa 20 % off
Restaurant Discount

Tora Sushi Lounge 20% off menu off excluding alcohol, happy hour & senior menu

Star Furniture Sales & Clearance on show room floor items
Beach Books 10 off% everything in the store Hours: 10-9
KP Graphic Arts 5,000 high gloss business cards for $99 + shipping and handling.
Fairweather House & Gardens Take 20% THYMES home fragrance line, complimentary gift wrapping and gift with purchase.

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