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Astoria Second Saturday Art Walk

Expose yourself to art in downtown Astoria 5 to 8 p.m. June 2

Published on June 5, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on June 6, 2018 9:46AM

A bead mosaic by Zemula Fleming, now at Forsythea

Courtesy Forsythea

A bead mosaic by Zemula Fleming, now at Forsythea

‘MP. MARI ANNA,’ an acrylic painting by Edward Peterson at Tempo Gallery

Courtesy Tempo Gallery

‘MP. MARI ANNA,’ an acrylic painting by Edward Peterson at Tempo Gallery

This photo by Sara Absher is part of her series ‘Oregon in Black and White,’ on view at Old Town Framing Company

Courtesy Old Town Framing Company

This photo by Sara Absher is part of her series ‘Oregon in Black and White,’ on view at Old Town Framing Company

Jewelry by Vicki Malone’s ‘Blue Artichoke’ line, out of West Linn

Courtesy Luminari Arts

Jewelry by Vicki Malone’s ‘Blue Artichoke’ line, out of West Linn

‘Crashing,’ a painting by Brian Sostrom on view at McVarish Gallery

Courtesy McVarish Gallery

‘Crashing,’ a painting by Brian Sostrom on view at McVarish Gallery

Courtesy Imogen Gallery

‘Astrogoat,’ a wood carving by Christopher Wagner, now at Imogen Gallery

Courtesy Imogen Gallery

‘Astrogoat,’ a wood carving by Christopher Wagner, now at Imogen Gallery

‘Frog Water, an oil painting by Hickory Mertsching, on display at RiverSea Gallery

Courtesy RiverSea Gallery

‘Frog Water, an oil painting by Hickory Mertsching, on display at RiverSea Gallery

‘A Peekaboo Look’ by Donna Lee Rollins, a tri-color gum dichromate print at RiverSea Gallery

Courtesy RiverSea Gallery

‘A Peekaboo Look’ by Donna Lee Rollins, a tri-color gum dichromate print at RiverSea Gallery


ASTORIA — The final Astoria Second Saturday Art Walk of spring 2018 takes place 5 to 8 p.m. June 9. It’s a chance to enjoy new art, chat with artists and art-lovers, and savor refreshments and the lively downtown nightlife. (Some locations open and close earlier and later.)

1. WineKraft

80 10th St. (Pier 11)

Now featuring work from six local artists as well as live music with Two Crows Joy at 7p.m. Sip wine, eat and enjoy the arts. WineKraft is perfect for you to wrap up your art walking.

2. KALA

1017 Marine Drive

KALA features work by Sid Deluca, Joi Smith, Renee Rowe, Tom Hilton, Anne Eskelin, Bill Atwood and Paul Soriano. Painting, collage and photography.

3. McVarish Gallery

1060 10 St.

Presenting paintings by Brian Sostrom. Living in Idaho, Sostrom grew up in the Pacific Northwest with strong ties to Astoria. If any painter can paint weather, he can, using open acrylic on panel and creating mesmerizing scenes of clouds and water. These paintings are breathtaking.

4. AVA Artist-in-Residence

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

Jill Mulholland uses light as her primary medium, creating works based in color, reflection, glow and shadow. Jill takes over the second floor with her exhibition “Light and Dark.” There will be “light confetti,” artworks that throw color over walls and ceilings. “Light Cairn” exhibited in total darkness and a series called “Elephant Necklaces.”

5. Astoria Vintage Hardware

1162 Marine Drive

Our new Pop Up Shop for June and Artist in Residence is Portland artist Jill Torberson. Torberson primarily works in steel, creating custom ironwork for homes and public spaces. Featured pieces will be designed and fabricated from found objects.

6. Imogen Gallery

240 11th St.

Linked by backgrounds in farming and animal husbandry, we present a dual exhibition for Kim Hamblin and Christopher Wagner. Hamblin’s series of intricate hand-cut paper assemblages explore her ongoing interest in mycology (mushrooms). Wagner provides carved and painted reclaimed wood sculpture depicting man’s relationship with animals, plus his interest in mythology.

7. Cargo

240 11th St.

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

8. Sea Gypsy Gifts

1001 Commercial St.

For summer, many of our local artists have been working hard on garden art, wind chimes, mobiles and more! We love to reuse, recycle and repurpose. Get 10 percent off your total purchase.

9. Forsythea Home & Garden Art

1124 Commercial St.

With an ornate Renaissance flare, Zemula Fleming delivers a show of mythical winged creatures, angels, reliquaries and contemporary pieces. Delicately painted surfaces and lush beaded mosaics combine to delight the visual and emotional senses. Come meet Fleming during the Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m.

10. Luminari Arts

1133 Commercial St.

Presenting two new jewelry lines: “Blue Artichoke” by Vicki Malone features delicate cut glass beads, enhanced with brass and silver elements, and contrasting architectural shapes with soft draping chain. “Ornamental Things” is a handmade jewelry line from Austin, Texas, incorporating bold design with semi precious stones, creating a sleek urban look. Live music with Ted Brainiard and John Pre.

11. de la Salandra

1145 Commercial St.

de la Salandra is Astoria’s art gallery of clothing design. Stop in and see for yourself.

12. Holly McHone Jewelers

1150 Commercial St.

Creating unique and individual custom-designed jewelry. Create something new with your own gemstones, or find out how Holly can be your personal diamond shopper in Antwerp Belgium, the diamond capital of the world.

13. RiverSea Gallery

1160 Commercial St.

Portland artist Hickory Mertsching exhibits landscape and allegorical still life paintings that combine unusual objects. Astoria photographer Donna Lee Rollins presents images based on grandfather’s photos family farm life in the 1930-40s. Portland jewelry designer Jane Pelliciotto shows a new collection of sterling silver and enamel jewelry both rustic and contemporary, punctuated with texture and color.

14. Space Studios

1168 Commercial St.

Upstairs in the Copeland Building and featuring two artists. Margeaux owner of Day off Design is showcasing handmade wall hangings made up of driftwood and shells together with metal, stones, beads and more. Shannon Briese will be showcasing Malas for Tatas, helping women with breast cancer. Each prayer mala is hand strung and knotted using semi precious gemstones, each with metaphysical symbolism and healing properties.

15. The Art Stall

1268 Commercial St.

Please join us for refreshments and see the work of a new artists! Our Moonstruck Chocolate is 20 percent off while it lasts!

16. Tempo Gallery

1271 Commercial St.

Artists Vicki Baker, Janet and Mark Hutchings, Edward Peterson, Thron Riggs, Carol Smith and Phyllis Taylor will be showing acrylic paintings, fabric art, jewelry, monotypes, photography and watercolors. Peter Unander will play jazz keyboard. See the art, visit with the artists, enjoy refreshments and pick up

information about the Astoria Music Festival!

17. Old Town Framing Company

1287 Commercial St.

Sara Absher, a professional fine art and portrait photographer, draws inspiration from her environment. Finding a spiritual connection in the tranquility of nature, the rugged and beautiful wild of the Pacific Northwest became a catalyst for artistic expression, providing inspiration and a newfound passion. Join us for June and July art walks.

18. Creations Studio & Gallery

1396 Duane St. (Duane and 14th streets)

Copper trees, beachy found-object art, amazing paintings and photographs. These things, along with stained glass mosaics are what you’ll find when you visit us at Creations. So come on in and check us out. We’re just around the corner!

19. Bridge and Tunnel Bottleshop and Taproom

1390 Duane St.

Presenting Kurt Klockau in digital formats. An artist and illustrator, Klockau and his wife own a yarn and craft company called Candy Skein. He is currently working on his first children’s picture book.

20. Museum of Whimsy

1215 Duane St.

Exhibiting two floors of fun, fanciful, odd curiosities and historical artifacts from around the world. Exhibits include wax mannequins, European beadwork, African art, Native American Iroquois whimsies, Austrian Wachsstock, Paris Follies Bergere costumes and much more. Free admission during Art Walk.

















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