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Astoria Second Saturday Art Walk

Event takes place 5 to 8 p.m. May 12

Published on May 9, 2018 9:45AM

A work of abstract art by Eryn Tomlinson, now at Astoria Visual Arts

Courtesy Astoria Visual Arts

A work of abstract art by Eryn Tomlinson, now at Astoria Visual Arts

A panorama of Saddle Mountain, taken by photographer Carol Smith, on view at Tempo Gallery.

Carol Smith photo

A panorama of Saddle Mountain, taken by photographer Carol Smith, on view at Tempo Gallery.

Check out Annie Eskelin’s water-inspired art, such as this painting, at Forsythea.

Courtesy Forsythea

Check out Annie Eskelin’s water-inspired art, such as this painting, at Forsythea.

A cast clay hanging by JeanneDana at Luminari Arts

Courtesy Luminari Arts

A cast clay hanging by JeanneDana at Luminari Arts

Jewelry by Sweet Romance at Luminari Arts

Courtesy Luminari Arts

Jewelry by Sweet Romance at Luminari Arts

“Hub,” a watercolor by Lisa Kaser, on display at McVarish Gallery

Courtesy McVarish Gallery

“Hub,” a watercolor by Lisa Kaser, on display at McVarish Gallery

“Fox Teeth” by April Coppini, now at Imogen Gallery

Courtesy Imogen Gallery

“Fox Teeth” by April Coppini, now at Imogen Gallery

“Cape D from Waikiki,” a watercolor by Erik Sandgren, at RiverSea Gallery

Courtesy RiverSea Gallery

“Cape D from Waikiki,” a watercolor by Erik Sandgren, at RiverSea Gallery

“Ingrid,” a hand-cast stone vessel by Claire Bandfield at RiverSea Gallery

Courtesy RiverSea Gallery

“Ingrid,” a hand-cast stone vessel by Claire Bandfield at RiverSea Gallery


ASTORIA — Astoria’s Second Saturday Art Walk — a monthly opportunity to check out art and mingle with artists and art-lovers while savoring refreshments and the vibrant downtown nightlife — takes place 5 to 8 p.m. May 12. (Some locations open and close earlier and later.)

1. Astoria Art Loft

106 Third St.

There’s fun and variety at the Astoria Art Loft in May! Artwork in various media by emergent artists as well as professional artists: realism, impressionism, abstract in two and three dimensions. Meet the artists, watch them work and enjoy refreshments. Remember, we’re the early birds: 1 to 4 p.m. to allow time for dinner before viewing the other galleries.

2. McVarish Gallery

160 10th St.

McVarish Gallery presents “Astir,” a collection of works on paper by Lisa Kaser, a Portland-based artist working with watercolor, print and collage to depict whimsical characters and stories that live in a world all their own. With titles like “Rule Breaker on Shirtless Friday” and “Jumping Area Outside City Limits,” this show will make you smile.

3. Swakane Winery

240 10th St.

Check out our new wine tasting room, sample a taste of Swakane and enjoy local art by Blaine Verely.

4. Smoked Bones BB

77 11th St.

Food Fetish art show — food-related art installments curated by Joi Smith and Sid Deluca. We encourage playing with your food, yourself and others (consensually, of course).

5. AVA Pop-Up Space

80 11th St. (above Coldwater Skate & Surf Shop)

Presenting artist Eryn Tomlinson, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Tomlinson began painting as a figurative painter, but after taking a class on meditation and Buddhism, she switched to abstraction and was able to approach painting as meditation. Gaining inspiration from the detail and intricacies of Tibetan and Buddhist art, she started making Mandalas, first in pencil, then filling all the separate shapes with color.

6. Imogen Gallery

240 11th St.

Presenting the powerful work of April Coppini, bringing a sublime collection of gorgeous charcoal drawings. Coppini depicts the beauty of creatures large and small, bravely bringing her own experience of life and death, “sometimes excruciating and indescribable and sometimes soft, tender — almost magical. Death, after all, is just the other side of birth and is so much like one.”

7. Cargo

240 11th St.

Back to Japan for spring: lots of small Japanese furniture, wooden boxes, Japanese indigo, vintage kimonos, Japanese signs and ceramics.

8. Forsythea Home & Garden Art

1124 Commercial St.

“Water Inspired” images by Annie Eskelin. “Since moving to the area three years ago, seascapes have been a constant in my art,” Eskelin said. “I like to start painting without any preconceived notion as to what I am going to create. This method allows for exploration and self-expression. In this series, I feel that my deep connection to the coast dominates, especially to the water.”

9. RiverSea Gallery

1160 Commercial St.

Presenting Northwest artist Erik Sandgren to his first solo show at RiverSea Gallery. His paintings capture the drama of sky and water energy and explore the deep layers of history and myth that underlie the North Coast landscape. In the Alcove, Claire Bandfield shows a series of hand-cast stone vessels designed to accommodate small plants. Her spare and elegant containers are inspired by modern architecture and traditional Japanese gardens.

10. Luminari Arts

1133 Commercial St.

Luminari Arts celebrates Mother’s Day and all things spring for Art Walk. Exciting new jewelry by Sweet Romance, incorporating Murano glass and bronze is a perfect way to bring in the season. Cast clay hangings by Jeanne Dana feature spring florals, sea life and portraits, all one-of-a-kind. Live music with Scheckpea, debuting their recently released CD. Tarot card readings by Judith.

11. The Art Stall

1268 Commercial St.

Please join us for refreshments and check out the work of 20 local artists. I have three display spaces available for original art, so it’s a good time to see what goes on here and inquire about that. Also, treat yourself to Moonstruck Chocolates, the best chocolate truffles around (they’re great for gifts, too). Hope to see you!

12. Tempo Gallery

1271 Commercial St.

Local photographer, Carol Smith, is showing a retrospective of her favorite photographs, plus some great new photographs of Saddle Mountain. Stop in and visit with Smith and enjoy her photography. David Drury will play classical guitar 5 to 6 p.m.

13. Old Town Framing Company

1287 Commercial St.

Oil paintings by Jane Adams, pastoral landscapes and settings. The Lower Columbia Q Center will be in the house with information galore.

14. Creations Studio & Gallery

1396 Duane St. (Duane and 14th streets)

Check out new and returning works by local artists Susan Bish, Sue Gallagher, Wenda Vorce, Cat Loyd, Al Williams, Kirk Klinger, Cade Brown, Adam Dreke, Debra Horvath, Kathy Wise and Kai Raden. Also, learn how you can create your own mosaic work of art. Don’t find something you like? Commissions are always welcome!

15. Vintage Hardware

1162 Marine Dr.

Side Road Designs, a local furniture design team is this month’s Pop Up at Vintage Hardware. Partners Tom and Amy Leigh design spaces and furniture for commercial and residential clients who need help with spacial planning and creative solutions. They have a reuse/no-waste philosophy and will be showcasing tables, plant stands and home decor pieces in a variety of styles.

















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