The March 7th art walk kicks off an hour early at 4pm for the First Saturday Art Lecture at Seaside Public Library. Local artist Bo Hamer will be the featured guest. Bo has a B.A. degree in Art and Spanish from the University of Oregon and has traveled throughout Latin America. His art reflects his interest in dreams, the ocean, and the human figure.

Several other stops this month have an ocean theme. Go to Sea Gypsy Gifts and Fairweather Home & Garden if you're in search of mermaids. Wedgy Winchester is showing a collection called "The Deep"- stop in to the WorldMark information office at the turnaround- you never know what you'll find at the bottom of the ocean.

Pick and choose where to stop or stop into them all, you never know who or what you'll see on the first Saturday of every month when Seaside Chamber of Commerce presents the Seaside Art Walk sponsored by the Seaside-Sun.com and the Reserve at Gearhart. For more information, please call art walk coordinator Laura Kaim at 503-738-6391

Shearwater Gallery - 111 Broadway / 738-0328

Introducing new artist Heya Hansen. Korean Traditional Paper works. (Han-Ji Art) Works of Art created using Mulberry paper, techniques with quilling and origami. Blank canvas for all visitors to paint. Delicious treats and beverages provided

Sam's Seaside Café 104 Broadway / 717-1725

A. Tarn Ogdan's mixed media works are on display.

Sea Gypsy Gifts 409 Broadway / 360-510-2488

Andrea Traphagen from Ocean Park, WA will be in the shop showing her amazing mermaid water color paintings - be prepared for bright, bold and vibrant!! Serving wine and snacks.

Seaside Bath Salts 550 Broadway Suite B 503-738-4258

Will have refreshments, and continue showing Miss Q's art.

Gilbert District Gallery 613 Broadway / 738-4222

A must see gallery featuring 12 NW artist. Complimentary food and wine as well as live jazz and blues by Barney Perrin

Fairweather House & Garden 612 Broadway

738-8899 Introducing Seattle based artist Cindy Carpenter, jewelry designer for "Bella" - meaning beautiful. Her love of the ocean comes into the design using fresh water pearls or the tiny mermaid found hidden among the jewelry. Cindy also uses Swarovski Crystals, stones and vintage beads, finished with a signature heart clasp. Music and passed Hors'd'oves will be available.

Natural Nook- 734 Broadway / 738-5332

Albert Wood will be showing his fused glass, paintings and promoting his new book "A Lifetime". Books will be available for sale. Refreshments will be served

Yummy Wine Bar-831 Broadway / 738-3100

Susan Lura Macdonald of Portland, Oregon creates vibrant paintings full of color and texture. For this new collection of work, Susan's first inspiration came from her daughters. To be more specific the circus of activity her daughters bring to their home through endless energy and crazy antics. "This never ending activity" the artist says "results in our home resembling a Mad Hatters Ball." That sparked her idea for CARNIVALE.

Building on this inspiration, the paintings began to evolve, reflecting activities often unnoticed in every day life. "All the joy, sadness, laughter and tears we as people experience as we move about this planet," says Susan. As she began created these new pieces, the work evolved and began to take on more and more symbolism. Birds, often a representation of freedom through flight, also symbolize worry and menace. Primitive animals represent our past while presenting our responsibility to our planet and all of its inhabitants. These symbolisms combined with her vibrant use of colors creating strong compositional elements evocative of the places we each visit on our individual journeys in life.

Isabell Ross 810 Broadway / 738-8004- Salmonberry Square Atrium

Island Soul original acrylic paintings featured. Seasider V. Rose creator of "A Living Picture" Paintings (located in "Casa Bella' windows-next to Isabell Ross) is also a published song writer and freelance poet. Stroll though Isabell Ross and step into the atrium to see new work on granite and marble, including the unveiling of a new painting. Rose's "Save the Star Fish" prints and cards will be available for sale with proceeds going to replace several stolen star fish lights that beautify the downtown area.

Trails End Art Association 656 A St. Gearhart 717-9458

New show each month featuring 100-120 original works at affordable prices by 40-50 local artists.

This month's theme: Singin', Swingin' and Makin' Like Merry

C by the Sea 2305 S Roosevelt 738-8101

WHAT'S SHOWING OFF BROADWAY? It's a STARVING ARTIST SALE. Save up to 50% off selected paintings, prints and photos, from featured artist such as: Lori Aylesworth, Roberta Basch, Steven Bash, Joe Bush, Penne Erler Boyd, Lisa Gillespie, Robert Hilliard, Solfrid Price, Jerre Nighthawk Raven, Darla Reed and more. Also featuring live music by 'Salty Dogs'.

*Seaside Library Local artist Bo Hamer will be the featured guest on Saturday, March 7, 4:00 p.m. at David Lehigh's First Saturday Art Lecture at Seaside Public Library. The event will be in the library's Community Room. Refreshments will be served. Bo Hamer will discuss his process in creating art and will have a number of his paintings on display during the talk. Bo has a B.A. degree in Art and Spanish from the University of Oregon and has traveled throughout Latin America. His art reflects his interest in dreams, the ocean, and the human figure.

After Bo's presentation, David will give a lecture on the beginnings of art history in the Neolithic rock art of prehistoric caves. David's discussion will include handouts and a photo display. Also, 'Essence of the East' selected participants (Yuming Zhu, juror) Works by these local artist can be seen during regular library hours though March 8: Lisa Ackerman, Cynthia Adamson, Orion Adamson, Sally Bailey, Carol Barth, Steven A Bash, Susan Bish, Sue Beeman, Brian Cameron, Ted Carey, Greg Darms, Patty Davis, Judith Fredrikson, Mark Kenny, Lou Kister Linden, Joan Masat, Philip Mancill, Jane Means, Kathy Moberg, Bonnie Patton, Rachel Peterson, Joyce Stewart, Patty Thurlby, Kel Toomb, Penny Treat, Marge Truedson, Williams - Coyne, Albert E C Wood, Joyce B Van Horn, Linda Piacentini-Yaple

WorldMark by Wyndham- information center @ Turnaround

Local Seaside artist Wedgy Winchester's "originals only" paintings -showing "The Deep"- you never know what you'll find on the ocean bottom. Plus made in Seaside, Grace Body Essentials products- come and meet the creator of this local line of natural body care products.

T.Anjuli 7 N Holladay / 717-0434

Local artists Bill Lutz & Lisa Sigliano bring you new works this month. Wine and appetizers served.

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