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Trail’s End Art Association and Gallery – Gearhart ArtWalk – Saturday, September 7th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm – Featuring New Members: Christine Kende, Fay Stross, J.R. Moyer, Carol Braden, Jen and Jim Crowe, Bill Brock and David Gleason

Trail’s End Gallery extend a warm welcome to our brand new members, our September Featured Artists, during the Gearhart ArtWalk on September 7th..  A reception in their honor will be held from 2:00-5:00 but the gallery is open for viewing from 11-5.  Other Trail’s End artists’ work will be on display throughout the gallery and in the entry.  We are located at 656 A Street in Gearhart, a block south of Pacific Way.

We are proud to introduce the following new artists to our association: Christine Kende, Fay Stross, J. R. Moyer, Carol Braden, Jim and Jen Crowe, Bill Brock and David Gleason.  Their talents with mixed media, fused glass, wood, photography and watercolor will be showcased in this exciting exhibition.

Christine Kende works in glass using a layering process, fusing each layer as she goes until she achieves her desired effect.  She holds Fine Arts degrees in music and tau.  She has found her voice in glass, which she enjoys because it combines the physics of glass with art.

Fay Stross was inspired to learn to paint after studying art therapy and is now focusing on watercolor after studying other media, taken many courses and has a Master’s Degree from Antioch University.

JR MoyerJ.R. Moyer gathers wood from the beach and rivers in the area and turns them into items of beauty to let each piece show off its simple yet complex pattern, its unique character and history. He says, ”The goal of the woodworker is to get out of the way and let the wood have the stage.”

Carol Braden is known for her decorative guitars and has been a professional since 2008, showing in contemporary galleries nationwide.

Jen Crowe Jen Crowe,You Will Care For Me 2019 - 1-8464 is a multi-disciplinary artist working in natural fibers, encaustic paint and metal, sterling silver as her favorite for jewelry.  She says, “I love the way it ages.  In my painted art, I use encaustic medium for the way it interacts with the light and creates a sense of depth.”


Jim Crowe_Trillium Falls Sequoias Jim Crowe is a photographer who loves both science and art where his photos lie squarely in the intersection of creativity and technology.  He likes to photograph the world in ways that cannot be seen by the naked eye.


Bill Brock is both a photographer and painter who brings a different eye to his art.

David Gleason is a traveling photographer and has authored a book, My Winter in Gearhart.

The September show promises to be exciting.  We hope you will join us in celebrating these fine artists who are all seasoned but new to the area.  Trail’s End is the oldest gallery on the North Coast, operating since the 1950’s having been reverted from a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse.  Besides the gallery there is a gift shop full of prints, small objects and artwork, notecards and discounted paintings.  The membership continues to grow and has artists joining from Washington and parts of the North Coast, including the Portland area.  We offer workshops and classes to our members as well as the public, and open studios to our members with a small fee to nonmembers.

Our annual judged show is open to everyone in August and in July we hold a Kids Kamp and July 4th events and sales.  For further information, please contact the gallery during its winter hours from Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00-3:00.  The phone number is 503-717-9458.  One may also send an email to or visit the website,


Pay Your Water Bill ONLINE!

You asked, we delivered!


We have been busy bees down at City Hall implementing software updates and upgrades in order to bring the Gearhart community the option of online water payments, and now WE ARE LIVE!

CLICK HERE to get started!

Visit at any time to utilize the option. You will find an “Online Payments” button at the bottom of our home page, plus a “Pay My Water Bill” link under the Helpful Resources drop-down menu at the top of the page.

We are very excited about this option and hope you are too!

Ridge Path Trail Annual Volunteer Clean Up

TODAY!!! Creekside Dr at 9 a.m.

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Tuesday, July 16th from 9 a.m. to Noon

Time to give everyone’s favorite walking trail a little TLC! All of the Gearhart Community is invited and encouraged to attend!

Volunteers will perform light trail maintenance including brush cutting, pruning, and trash pick up.

Bring an extra pair of pruning shears if you have some!

Meet at the end of Creekside Drive off of N Cottage dressed in good shoes and comfy clothes. Weather calling for clouds; layers are always a good decision.

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Hope to see you there!

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