Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

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 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!

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.

 

Today’s the day for the after hours parties for the arts (aka, always and forever, as Seaside First Saturday Art Walk).

 

 

Residents and visitors alike enjoy an evening of community and culture at selected  art venues, each within walking distance of each other,  each hosting artists, original art, and oftentimes guest lectures and music, after business hours  between 5-7 p.m. with the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

The Art Walk, founded by Ray Coffey and Cathy Tippin of SunRose Gallery, is celebrating 13 years in 2017,  in the historic Gilbert Block Building and surrounding district.

 

And, too, the Gilbert District, established in 1914, celebrated 100 years of rich history and timeless tradition in 2014. Awarded the 2004 Oregon Main Street Downtown Gateway Award, the area is now home to upscale shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques.

Dedicated parking for the Art Walk is located one block West off the Pacific Coast Highway 101, on the corner of Holladay and Broadway.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

May  6th, 2017

5-7:pm.

  1. Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building

Opening reception for HELLO…BEAVER TALES displaying new work by resident artists Paul Brent, Mike Brown, Susan Curington, Agnes Field, Mike Brown, Jo Pomeroy Crockett, PhD., and Neal Maine, as well as selected NW artists. 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.

Beaver, our beloved state animal, is woefully misunderstood and blamed for dam building, flooding and munching on plants. In fact, Oregon beaver creates wetlands, habitat for salmon 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.

A percentage of the sale of the artwork will support various wetland conservation partners, the Wetlands Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed Council, and NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy, who are working on beaver and wetland conservation, restoration and education in Oregon.

Speaker guest speaker at Fairweather’s BEAVER TALES will be Katie Voelke, executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy/ NCLC is a nonprofit based in Seaside, working toward an Oregon Coast where healthy communities of people, plants and wildlife all thrive. Voelke has a degree in biology from the University of California Santa Cruz and has worked for the National Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and has been with the North Coast Land Conservancy since 2005.

Nature photographer and co-founder of NCLC, Neal Maine will be a guest, as well. Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hostesses will assist with photo ops, lite bites, and beverages.

2.  BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery, 608 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building

Devoted exclusively to beaver-themed art, courtesy of Avery Loschen and Will Perkins, landlords of the entire Gilbert Block Building, BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery will offer art, lectures and receptions with the selected artists.

BEAVER TALES curator, Sara Vickerman, 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.

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.


  3. Moxie, Shine On! 609 Broadway, in the Kirwin Building

Moxie features 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. Moxie is a fabulously fun store with the heart of a lion. Come see what’s new and support fair trade. All of the wonderful fair trade and handmade clothing, jewelry and home decor gifts you have come to expect are waiting to be discovered.

Introducing artist, Kathleen Dudley, who has lived and worked in both New Mexico and on the Oregon coast where the artist finds herself motivated by nature’s gifts—whether transcribed through written metaphor, concocted from wild medicinal weeds, crafted with debris washed upon the ocean shores or creating music, decoding simple pleasures inspired from communing in nature.

Dudley offers hand carved driftwood rattles, upcycled beach finds combined with shells and rocks. For BEAVER TALES, the May Art Walk theme at Moxie, Shine On, as well, the artist, has used locally found beaver chewed sticks and branches to create one-of-a-kind musical instruments, each with a hand carved beaver face.

4. Beach Books, 616 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building

“Emergence” exhibition features upcoming Oregon photographers, Price Luber and Mark McDowall. Luber seeks out the hidden lines created from light and shadow. He captures this unseen world and unmasks it for all of us to see, and he does so using vintage German and Russian, single focus, film cameras, capturing 36 shots per roll.

McDowall inherited equipment from his brother who was involved in motion pictures. He learned how to use the camera and to see using a photographer’s eye. He seeks to capture the natural beauty in blazing clarity, a characteristic that dominates his work. Art in the Loft is pleased to present these two emerging artists in their premier exhibitions.

Beach Books hosts Frances Backhouse, 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.” Backhouse shares the tirelessly industrious beaver’s past, present and possible future – from the animal’s prehistoric ancestors to its potential role in mitigating the mounting effects of climate change. The sale of books will benefit the Wetlands Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed Council, and NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

Backhouse at Beach Books

5. SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway, in the Gilbert BLock Building

We are pleased to welcome more new artists into the gallery this month! Raku pottery by Debbie Thornock and Scott Gray, truly amazing ceramic koi by Maui artist Mark Mackay and handcrafted accent tables by Steve & Jan Mathews of Sisters. Returning to SunRose with her edgy and imaginative mosaics is Anna Meyrick, and as always Seaside favorite Patty Thurlby will be in person to discuss her whimsical upcycle art. Light refreshments will be served.

6. T.anjuli Gallery, 7 North Holladay Drive, in the Wheatley/ Desler Building

Artist Billy Lutz is the gallery owner/ resident artist/ Seaside philosopher, whose body of work gathered spans a career of 30 years of mature thematic painting.

 

Map courtesy of KP Graphic Arts.

For more info go to http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. May 6th. BEAVER TALES Art Sale and Exhibition.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy an evening of community and culture as various art venues within walking distance of each other host art exhibits, between 5-7 p.m. with the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. The Art Walk, celebrating 13 years in 2017, is in the historic Gilbert Block District. Dedicated parking is located one block West off the Pacific Coast Highway 101, on the corner of Holladay and Broadway.

Next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is May 6, 2017.

Dedicated courtesy parking is available on the corner of Ocean Way and Holladay.

  1. Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building

Opening reception for 6.. Resident artists Paul Brent, Mike Brown, Susan Curington,  Agnes Field, Mike Brown, Jo Pomeroy Crockett, PhD., and Neal Maine, as well as selected NW artists.
A percentage of the sale of the artwork will support various wetland conservation partners, the Wetlands Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed Council, and NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy, who are working on beaver and wetland conservation, restoration and education in Oregon.


2.   BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery, 608 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building

Devoted exclusively to beaver-themed art, courtesy of Avery Loschen and Will Perkins, property owners of the entire Gilbert Block Building, BEAVER TALES Pop-Up Gallery will offer art, lectures and receptions with the selected artists.
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.

   3.  Moxie, 609 Broadway, in the Kirwin Building
Moxie features exclusive jewelry and art where everything is handmade. Kathleen Dudley offers hand carved driftwood rattles, upcycled beach finds combined with shells and rocks. For BEAVER TALES, the artist has used locally found beaver chewed sticks and branches to create one-of-a-kind musical instruments.

  4.  Beach Books, 616 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building
“Emergence” exhibition features upcoming Oregon photographers, Price Luber and Mark McDowall.

For BEAVER TALES, Frances Backhouse, author Reading: ONCE THEY WERE HATS: In Search of the Mighty Beaver. The sale of books will benefit the Wetlands Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed Council, and NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.


5.  SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway, in the Gilbert Block Building

Raku pottery by Debbie Thornock and Scott Gray, ceramics koi by Mark Mackay, tables by Steve & Jan Mathews, mosaics is Anna Meyrick. For  BEAVER TALES, Patty Thurlby’s crafts made from chewed beaver sticks.

  6.  T.anjuli Gallery, 7 North Holladay Drive, in the Wheatley/ Desler Building
Artist Billy Lutz is the gallery owner/ resident artist/ Seaside philosopher, whose body of work gathered spans a career of 30 years of mature thematic painting.

Mosaic of the art to be found throughout the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Map of the historic Gilbert District courtesy of KP Graphic Arts. Please go to http://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more info

“Those that live for the arts, support the arts.”

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 (svickerman@comcast.net)

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 – http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35185225-75/oregon-state-university-researchers-find-benny-the-beaver-fills-big-genes.html.csp)

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. http://www.backhouse.ca/books/once-they-were-hats-in-search-of-the-mighty-beaver/.

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.
http://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/beaver-tales/

http://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/beaver-tales/beaver-inspiration/

https://northernwoodlands.org/discoveries/pathways-to-ponds

www. NCLCtrust.org
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 . . .
http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/other/videos/fooled-by-nature-beaver-dams/

And for more inspiration, a video of beaver swimming on U-Tube. .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cwu_Wu5ONI

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

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

Seaside art Walk logo

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

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, Seaside, OR

http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

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

1:00-3:00pm

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

http://www.beachbooks37.com

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.

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May 6, 2017

First Saturday Art Walk

5:00-7:00pm

Fairweather House and Gallery, Beaver Tales Partner

612 Broadway St., Seaside Or

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

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 http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ 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

Beneficiaries:

■The Wetlands Conservancy ■ Necanicum Watershed Council

■North Coast Land Conservancy ■ Lower Nehalem Watershed Council

Supporters:

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

Roots Books ■ Broadway Books ■ Neal Maine, PacificLight Images

Event venues:

■ Fairweather House and Gallery–Seaside http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

■ Beach Books- Seaside  www.beachbooks37.com

■Gilbert Block Building- Seaside

To learn more about the beneficiaries, please visit:

http://www.wetlandsconservancy.org

http://www.necanicumwatershed.org

http://www.nclctrust.org

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 http://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/beaver-tales/beaver-inspiration/

 

—————————————————————————————————————————————–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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Seaside First Saturday Art Walk: February 2017

SEASIDE — The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, celebrating 13 years in 2017, is all about the arts. Visitors meet artists, view artist demonstrations, listen to art lectures or enjoy live performances in music. The next art walk will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 in the historic…read more…

Source: Seaside First Saturday Art Walk: February 2017