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 appetizers, enjoy artist demonstrations and enjoy live music performances.
Moxie, Shine On!
609 Broadway St.
Moxie features exclusive handmade jewelry and art. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Moxie demonstrates a genial, equitable approach to conducting business.
606 Broadway St.
Whimsical “quilted painter” Ronni Harris is the June featured artist. Her show, “I See Seaside,” is inspired by her delivering Meals on Wheels through the eyes of an artist.
“I deliver to my precious folks, most living with their only companion, their dogs, living in well-loved vacation cottages from the early days in Seaside,” Harris said.
She illustrates her vision of that golden time. Her painting process starts with stretching fabric over a wooden frame. She paints the picture and embellishes with embroidery, silk ribbons and other found objects, giving the art a three-dimensional quality.
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway St.
The evening marks the opening reception for “ICONIC: An Exhibition,” featuring important quotes crafted by calligraphy artist Penelope Culbertson, oil painter Melissa Jander, exemplary wood sculptures by Mike Brown and introducing Gearhart photographer Dale Veith.
Veith, a Gearhart resident and clinical psychologist, uses fine-art photography to model for clients how they might go about finding symbols that remind them what gives their lives meaning and purpose, no matter what challenges confront them.
Melissa Jander’s art is a looser style of oil painting influenced by impressionism, but leaning toward post-impressionism in the style of Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard and Louis Valtat.
Naturalist Neal Maine will speak at 6 p.m. about the ecology of the local habitat. The event will also include live music by Shirley 88, lite bites and adult beverages.
Beach Puppy Boutique
614 Broadway St.
Come see pet portrait artist Lisa Cunningham, who has an “incredible gift for portraying the heart of every pet by bringing his or her unique expressions to life through watercolor,” organizers said.
616 Broadway St.
The bookstore will showcase selected Oregon photographers in the Loft Gallery. Price Luber’s dynamic black-and-white images contrast with Mark McDowall’s brilliant and colorful landscapes, in a show that presents the world’s natural beauty.
Price Luber seeks the hidden lines and images created in nature from light and shadow. He looks in common objects for hidden forms many of us fail to see. He captures this unseen world and unmasks it for all of us, and does so using vintage single-focus film cameras.
Mark McDowall inherited camera equipment from his late brother, who was involved in motion pictures. His landscapes are colorful and breathtaking, and his eye for the perfect shot is well-developed — and is, without doubt, reason enough to pay close attention to his emergence on the Oregon art scene.
T. Anjuli’s Gallery
5 N. Holladay Dr.
The gallery features paintings by artist Bill Lutz that reflect the sanctity of the earth, nature and life, and shine a light on political forces that seek to destroy it, as well as floral works by gallery owner Lisa Scigliano. Lutz organized the 350.org Art Exhibition for Climate Change Clatsop College.
Seaside Coffee House
3 N. Holladay Dr.
This show features Marcus Lundell, an artist who uses a reverse painting technique on glass. His window views include comedic characters. His witty perspective brings a modern, urbane touch to his folk art medium.
All funds from sales are donated to charitable organizations on the Oregon Coast.