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Astoria Second Saturday Art Walk

Meet local artists and get to know their work on a nice summer evening Aug. 11

Published on August 8, 2018 10:19AM

‘Eye Candy,’ an etching/engraving by Joshua Jay Johnson at McVarish Gallery.

Courtesy McVarish Gallery

‘Eye Candy,’ an etching/engraving by Joshua Jay Johnson at McVarish Gallery.

‘Palouse Cathedral,’ a painting by Edward Petersen at Tempo Gallery.

Courtesy Tempo Gallery

‘Palouse Cathedral,’ a painting by Edward Petersen at Tempo Gallery.

‘Jellyfish Series #5’ by Sam Hingston, carved wood and stainless steel, at RiverSea Gallery.

Courtesy RiverSea Gallery

‘Jellyfish Series #5’ by Sam Hingston, carved wood and stainless steel, at RiverSea Gallery.

‘Seeking Level #4’ by Don Gray, mixed media on wood panel, on view at RiverSea Gallery.

Courtesy RiverSea Gallery

‘Seeking Level #4’ by Don Gray, mixed media on wood panel, on view at RiverSea Gallery.

Tom Cramer’s ‘Driving A Car,’ oil on linen.

Courtesy Imogen Gallery

Tom Cramer’s ‘Driving A Car,’ oil on linen.


ASTORIA — The Astoria Second Saturday Art Walk, a chance to check out the city’s artistic offerings, takes place 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11. As you wander from gallery to gallery, you can chat with artists, enjoy their work, sample refreshments and make a nice evening of it. (Some locations open and close earlier and later.)


1. WineKraft


80 10th St. (Pier 11)

Featuring work from six local artists as well as live music starting at 7 p.m. Sip wine, eat and enjoy the arts as you wrap up your art walking.


2. Paul Polson Gallery


100 10th St.

Showing a retrospective from the late 1980s to the present: landscapes and a popular series of strata paintings. These were mostly painted in the early 1990s and depict layers of the earth intertwined with levels of the mind and its tiers of consciousness.


3. McVarish Gallery


1060 10th St.

McVarish Gallery features the etchings of Joshua Jay Johnson in which individuals traverse harsh post-civilized landscapes performing extreme acts of violence and debauchery. Bloody, but done in a breathtakingly beautiful Renaissance style.


4. KALA


1017 Marine Drive

“Venerations,” the new works by Seattle-based artist Paul Soriano. Each oil painting focuses on a Buddha image and are works of devotion, meditation and prayer. Also showing: Tom Hilton, Sid Deluca, Joi Smith and Renee Rowe.


5. Sea Gypsy Gifts


1001 Commercial St.

Come visit with a few of our many local artists. We’ll be showing off our latest projects and pieces of art. Garden art is on sale — buy one upcycled flower and get the second half off! Ten percent off everything in the store!


6. AVA Artist-in-Residence


80 11th St. (Pier 11)

Jill Mulholland presents her final Art Walk as AVA’s summer A-I-R resident. This celebrated light artist will exhibit recent works that are based in color, reflection, glow and shadow.


7. Astoria Vintage Hardware


1162 Marine Drive

Hosting MS Nautical for our August Pop Up Shop in the spirit of the Astoria Regatta. MS Nautical is known for their handcrafted nautical and coastal creations. Each piece individually crafted using treasure found on or near the beach.


8. Imogen Gallery


240 11th St.

Welcome back Portland artist Tom Cramer. He brings bold, complex, color-saturated paintings and carved wood relief wall pieces. This series, “New Work,” is a fresh abstract series Cramer created specifically for us. He seeks to offer a new collection of work, aimed at the first-time collector.


9. Cargo


240 11th St.

Let us overwhelm you! Trinkets and treasures from all over, clothing from the ages and décor galore. The parklet is in full bloom and the 11th Street district is buzzing.


10. AVA New Gallery


375 11th St.

Local artists Susan Darms and Carol Scott will show their work at AVA’s new gallery space located across Duane Street from City Hall. Darms is a fabricator of intricate assemblages, incorporating a variety of experimental elements. Scott’s work is equally engaging, incorporating watercolor, pastel and found objects in expressive pieces.


11. Oscar de’Masi Art Studio & Gallery


395 11th St.

Stop by and visit with the artist in his studio. Landscapes, portraits and abstracts on display for purchase.


12. Luminari Arts


1133 Commercial St.

We join the Regatta celebration with new works by Sid Deluca and Joi Smith. “Rock the Boat” incorporates all items watery. Music with Joey Patenaude and Mike Metzner of Scheckpea. Tarot card readings with Judith Niland.


13. Forsythea Home & Garden Art


1124 Commercial St.

Check out what’s new at Forsythea and the many lovely shops and galleries on the Astoria strip!


14. Old Things and Objects


1144 Commercial St.

Old Things and Objects will feature its diverse collection of art and show a few new works.


15. RiverSea Gallery


1160 Commercial St.

“Seeking Level” is a show of new paintings by Don Gray of Vancouver, Wash. His loose, gestural style and colors capture the essence of watery Northwest landscapes. In the alcove, Portland artist Sam Hingston has a series of large, fantastical blooms and jellyfish, each sculpted from carved and dyed wood.


16. The Art Stall


1268 Commercial St.

Please join us to view the work of 24 local artists. Come see what’s new and pick up an original piece of art for yourself or as a gift. Great prices and great variety. We also have the Summer Truffles by Moonstruck Chocolate.


17. TEMPO Gallery


1271 Commercial St.

Edward Peterson and Thron Riggs are the featured artists. Peterson’s dramatic use of color brings a vibrancy to the subjects of his paintings: a bison, a rooster and a grain elevator. Thron’s paintings from his camping adventures depict the natural beauty of our coastal beaches. Also showing: Janet Hutchings, Vicki Baker, Carol Smith, Phyllis Taylor and Mark Hutchings. Music: Peter Unander on jazz keyboard.


18. Old Town Framing Company


1287 Commercial St.

There are all sorts of creative ways to show off your most precious items, and we have mad skills and wonderful products to professionally preserve your memories. Join us to view several truly unique compositions framed for our loyal customers.


19. Designing Health


1428 Commercial St.

Featuring Lulu Quinn, an artist and designer who creates colorful whimsical images. Lulu’s work is all about fun! She uses her imagination and color to create vibrant juxtapositions of worlds. “Lulu’s work is bright, imaginative and vibrant with a sense of humor which comes through,” said Luminari Arts owner Charlotte Bruhn. “A lot of folks say her enigmatic images remind them of Dr. Seuss, with a twist!”


20. Creations Studio & Gallery


1396 Duane St. (Duane and 14th streets)

Copper trees, found-object art, welded sculptures, amazing paintings and photographs. These, along with stained-glass mosaics, are what you’ll find when you visit us.


21. Bridge and Tunnel Bottleshop and Taproom


1390 Duane St.

A show of photographic works from local artists, Kirk Klinger and Jason Marble. Klinger is originally from Wisconsin, and Marble moved from Southern California as a professional photographer. Marble’s recent photos capture the amazing history and beauty of Venice and Rome.



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