Fairweather artist Denise Joy McFadden received First Place for her “Northern Spotted Owl” watercolor at the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society Spring Show!
For more info about the artist, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Denise Joy McFadden.

More happy news!

Fairweather artist Carolyn Macpherson received Second Place for her “Necanicum Estuary” watercolor at the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society Spring Show!

And, too, Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode on June 3rd 5-7:pm, during the opening reception for ICONIC, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather House and Gallery.

More about the artist and her art work:

Carolyn Macpherson, as a self-taught oil painter, readily sold her art, but wished for the training that would give her more confidence. Upon graduation from Lewis & Clark, she was hired by the local community college to teach evening art classes and. She was also active in the Washington State Arts Commission and directed the SW Washington Arts Festival.

Numerous awards and accolades followed, including showing at Sacramento art galleries, the Crocker Art Museum, wine label design awards, publications in the American Artist magazine and the book, “How Did You Paint That?”

Carolyn served as an interpretive host at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon, setting up her easel and using art to explain the region’s geology. She was commissioned to illustrate all of the interpretative displays at the Visitor’s Center, as well as the signage for the park’s hiking trails and botanical gardens. Loss of her husband has left a distinct impression on her current work, which is now softer, more atmospheric and introspective. Carolyn’s work is a reflection of her commitment to plein air painting, and the natural environment.

 

Welcoming watercolor artist Carolyn Macpherson! | https://www …

Jan 13, 2017 – Pair of Sand Hill Cranes by Carolyn Macpherson About the artist: Inspired by a ninth grade teacher, Carolyn Macpherson has been painting in …

 

We are v-e-r-y honored in having Carolyn Macpherson as a Fall 2017 Fairweather Paint and Sip!

Stay tuned to hear more about this fun event.

To read more about Carolyn’s past art classes go to: http://www.motherlodeartassociation.org/programs.html

 

Happiness times three! Just in! Paper cranes by Fairweather artist Peggy Evans.

“Folding Origami Cranes– Each one a small miracle. Folding cranes can be very soothing and calming – almost meditative in nature.
Once the folds are learned a rhythm develops. A rhythm that is easy and comforting. And after going through the folds, a crane emerges.” —
Peggy Evans

Peggy Evans is a NE Portland Artist and 3rd generation Oregonian. Following graduation from Oregon State University, she enjoyed a 25 year career as a retail advertising designer and illustrator. Now she splits her time between her Garden and studio where creates new Origami Crane Designs.

 

 

 

Seaside Moment original oil by Melissa Jander.  

Hi there Fairweather friends,

 

I will be sending you new original  for the June  INCONIC show! I’m really excited about these pieces, and I’m experiencing a synthesis of painting process and development of a distinct voice. — Melissa Jander

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The result is a looser style of oil painting with influences of impressionistic color, but leaning more towards post-impressionism, in the style of Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Louis Valtat, and maybe even influences of Cezanne and Matisse. I’m using color to convey mood, and energetic brushwork to communicate liveliness and freshness.

The goal is to describe enough of a scene that invites the viewer to join in and complete the story. This style of painting keeps me interested and wanting to do another, and another.

One of my art teachers explained that as artists today, we are dwarves standing on the shoulders of giants. Thankfully those “giants” in art from the past have given contemporary artists a spark of inspiration with which to continue our own creative journeys today. Thank you for the opportunity to show in your beautiful space once again. Seaside, here we come!-Melissa Jander

For more about the artist, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists/  Melissa Jander

 

3rd Shout Out for What’s up Next!

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!
June 3rd 5-7:pm

Opening reception for ICONIC!!!

Definition of iconic:

1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon

2: widely recognized and well-established •an iconic brand name

3: widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence •an iconic image  •an iconic vacation

Fairweather House and Gallery

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Featuring Fairweather artists: Melissa Jander, Penelope Culbertson, Mike Brown, Carmela Newstead  and introducing fine art photographer Dale Veith!

Artist Carolyn MacPherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode!

Shirley 88 will perform LIVE!

Naturalist, ecologist Neal Maine will speak at 6:pm (sharp) about the local habitat!

For more information about the artists, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists tab

For more information about the Art Walk, please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Image titled: Serenity

 

Dr. Dale J. Veith: Photographer’s Statement

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how he lives.”

Friedrich Nietzsche 

I am an Oregon native. I am a clinical psychologist. I work in medical settings and my work is with people who have chronic medical conditions. The management pain is one of my passions. 

 

My love of treating patients grew out of my personal experiences as a chronic pain patient. My pain started around 40 years ago through a combination of sports injuries, heavy physical labor, and motor vehicle crashes. Wonderful physicians, psychologists, and physical therapists helped me. Their examples inspired me to return to school so that I might find meaning through transforming my pain into an asset by helping others cope. 

 

One of the most valuable lessons my rehab team taught me was the truth of the Nietzsche quote that introduces my bio. Having a sense of purpose, an awareness of what gives life meaning helps us tolerate the many challenges that life sends our way. 

 

My photography plays many roles in my quest for meaning and purpose. Much of my energy in my early photography was directed at trying to capture images that conveyed the pain and sense of loss I had experienced. The images were dark and moody. I shot mainly in black and white. I was fascinated with dilapidated buildings, people who were down on their luck, empty school yards on winter days, barren trees, and the like. My photography was helping me grieve the death of a sense of self.

 

Over time my photography reflected the healing that was taking place. I began capturing the joy and the beauty that I experienced during the hiking and cycling outings that helped me regain my strength. I use my pictures to remind myself how good I feel when I am in those places doing what I love with the people I love and that helps keep pain in the background. It reminds me of my purpose in life and what gives it meaning.

 

 

 

Having my photos in my office also allows me to share them. I use them to model for my clients how they might go about finding symbols that can perform the same function for them, symbols that remind them what gives their lives meaning and purpose no matter what challenges confront them on their journey through life.  I hope they do that for all who see them.  –Dale Veith

 

What’s up Next?

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!

June 3rd 5-7:pm

Opening reception for ICONIC!!!

Definition of iconic:

1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon

2: widely recognized and well-established •an iconic brand name

3: widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence •an iconic image •an iconic vacation

Fairweather House and Gallery

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Introducing fine art photographer Dr. Dale Veith!

 

 

For more information about the Art Walk, please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

I use my pictures to remind myself how good I feel when I am in those places doing what I love with the people I love.” Dale Veith

 

  Fine art photographs by Dale Veith  for the Art Walk at Fairweather’s. The original photographs, signed and framed  will be on exhibit throughout the month of June.  Perfect art for the upcoming Seaside Muscle and Chrome show  on Saturday, June 17th!  Father’s Day weekend!!!

Q: What type of camera does the photographer use, you ask?

A:  Old  T1i, “trusty side kick” camera.

 

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And, too, another SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

The general public is invited to view cars for free on Saturday from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Take a walk through yesterday with one of the Oregon Coast’s premier car shows, Seaside Muscle and Chrome.

This popular event is brought to you by the Seaside Downtown Development Association each June.

It’s a celebration of show-quality vehicles from 1960 to 1978 and factory performance vehicles from 1979 to current year.

This event takes place in Downtown Seaside, along Broadway and connecting side streets.

 

For more information about EVENTS – MUSCLE and CHROME CAR SHOW – Seaside Downtown … go to http://www.seasidedowntown.com/

Sponsored by SDDA, Seaside Downtown Development Association.

Fairweather’s is proud to be a member!

Those that have businesses in Seaside, support Seaside special events.

 

ICONIC!  Oregon Coast Sunsets port hole view from Brownie’s Workshop.

Mike Brown. Master Wood Artist.

“Apparently glass is infused in Mike’s soul. He has introduced it back in his woodworking.”

 

Mike Brown’s  newest ICONIC creation is a vase called “Oregon Coast Sunsets” which incorporates four glass portholes and photographs taken on while on vacations!

Each porthole shows a beautiful sunset along the northern, central, and southern Oregon Coast and includes sand and shells to highlight the view through the porthole!

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Mike Brown is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He has had a creative mind and an intense work ethic and likes to express himself building works of art with different mediums using glass and exotic hard woods.

During his school days he took all different types of shop classes including various crafts, leatherwork, and metal but didn’t start working with wood until he started working at a glass shop at the age of 15 ½.  His first boss, Doyle Clapper, was his mentor and shared with Mike his love of woodworking along with giving Mike a broad knowledge of all aspects of construction.  After 35 years, Mike retired from the glass business and finally could pursue his passion for woodworking fulltime.
Mike started creating exotic wood intarsia pictures, learning the art of Intarsia by Judy Gale Robert. He won multiple Best of Awards at the Annual Artistry in Wood Juried show. He also enjoys turning bowls and vases on his lathe and has given many of them away as gifts to family and friends.
He started experimenting creating filigree pictures and ornaments using the scroll saw along with striped-ring exotic wood bowls. The internet is a wonderful thing and he happened upon Steve Garrison’s Ebook on creating wooden sea shells. This became his new passion and once again he won Best of Class and Best of Division awards at the Juried Woodworking show for his wood nautilus shells. These shells range from 35 to 170 wedges of wood and each one takes up to 40 hours to cut, glue, sand, and finish.

He uses exotic woods such as Padauk, Purple Heart, Myrtlewood, and Birdseye Maple, and completes them with a hand-rubbed lacquer finish. Each one is an exquisite piece of art and just like a seashell, no two are alike.

 


Mike has now expanded into turning segmented bowls and vases on his lathe along with creating his own patterns. He is also experimenting with liquid inlay and has created a stunning piece he calls “Purple Heart of Gold” using Purpleheart, Yellowheart,  and Maple woods with gold liquid inlay.

 

 

 

First Shout Out for What’s up Next!

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!
June 3rd 5-7:pm

Opening reception for ICONIC!!!

Definition of iconic:

1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon

2: widely recognized and well-established •an iconic brand name

3: widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence •an iconic image  •an iconic vacation

Fairweather House and Gallery

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Featuring Fairweather artists: Mike Brown, Penelope Culbertson, Melissa Jander, Carmela Newstead  and introducing fine art photographer Dale Veith!

Artist Carolyn McPherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode!

Shirley 88 will perform LIVE!

Naturalist, ecologist Neal Maine will speak at 6:pm (sharp) about the local habitat!

 

For more information about the artists, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists tab

 

For more information about the Art Walk, please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk


“As we struggle to adapt to the vagaries of climate change, water stewardship may prove to be the beaver’s greatest gift to us.”
Once They Were Hats, author Frances Backhouse

Fairweather House and Gallery front counter display highlighting BEAVER TALES, May 2017

May marks American Wetlands Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the multitude of ways wetlands contribute to our quality of life.–The Wetlands Conservancy.

 

 

Fairweather Gallery displayed original  art work by Paul Brent, art depicting wetlands for the Beaver Tales exhibit.

Please visit www. fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists/ Paul Brent for more info

 

Fairweather Gallery artist Denise Joy McFadden’s water-color original titled: Heads or Tails?

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Denise Joy McFadden for more info

Fairweather Gallery artist Susan Curington  offered a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the opening reception of Beaver Tales.

For more info go to http://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Susan Curington for more info

Fairweather artist Susan Curington’s Beaver art.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Susan Curington for more info

Fairweather Gallery artist Agnes Field created fresco paintings depicting beavers for the exhibit.

The Beaver Tales exhibit that continues throughout the month of May in the Fairweather Gallery located at 612 Broadway and in the adjacent pop-up Beaver Tales gallery located at 608 Broadway.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com. artists/ Agnes Field for more info

 

During the opening reception for Beaver Tales special guest speakers spoke about the work wetlands and the good work that beavers do.  Neal Maine, Esther Lev, Katie Voelke, Meylssa Graeber and Sara Vickerman shared stories and suggestions of how to learn more about wetlands and get involved conserving our state treasures.

 

And, too, nearly 100 artists were selected to participate in the BEAVER TALES EXHIBIT, a celebration of beaver art!!! Proceeds in support of The Wetlands Conservancy, Necanium Watershed Council and North Coast Land Conservancy.

Please go to http://www.coast weekend.com to read more about Beaver Tales!

Article titled: Beaver Tales: From near extinction to a place in art
Celebrating nature’s builder
Date: 2017-05-05
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Grace note to the artists:

“The Seaside exhibit is going very well. Denise Fairweather did an incredible job of securing the pop-up space, furniture and accessories (even beaver sticks) for the display, which resulted in a lovely presentation. Her careful attention to detail and perfectionism are mind-boggling. Even before it officially opened, visitors poured in to view the art. The exhibit is divided between the Fairweather Gallery at 612 Broadway and adjacent pop-up space Beaver Tales at 608 Broadway. Seaside First Saturday Art Walk was a great success, attracting quite a crowd of beaver art enthusiasts. We’ve sold 5 pieces so far at Seaside. Thanks so much for those of you who attended the opening and to Mike Mason, who did a demo of his lovely botanical art on Sunday.

Best wishes, and thanks again for participating in this exciting event.” Sara Vickerman

For more info contact svickerman@comcast.net

503-936-4284

New original art!
Titled: “Where There is a Will, There is Hope”.

Original oil on linen by Lee Munsell.

Lee Munsell is a Luminist. He explores a range of naturalistic subject matter with a sensitive eye for light and, more specifically, for degrees of luminosity. Like the 19th century American landscape painters, Inness and Church, he uses nuances of light to create transcendent evocations. At a time when excess is a great temptation for an artist, it is refreshing to find an individual like Munsell who embraces time-honored tradition and attempts the difficult. He may approach a silent mountain terrain where clouds and light are as much the subjects of the work as are the peaks and strong pines. His subject matter is more than the obvious, which is why his painting strikes deep and lingers long.

Like Winslow Homer, who in his late work explored the profundity of water and light, Munsell too presents us with a shimmering world of cold waves, rock and sunlight. Dark, billowing swells are in Munsell’s hand surprisingly alive. It is certain that he knows the subject intimately. Where other painters would rest content with the eerie glow of backlit waves, he takes on the more difficult illusions of mass, weight, undertow and tidal current.
Taking the effects of light on his primary subject may be his way of expressing a belief in a supernatural origin for the natural universe. One gets the feeling that Munsell wants to communicate more about his subject than paint alone can suggest.

 

Lee Munsell, artist, with Denise Fairweather, gallerist, May 2017.

 

“Munsell’s works have a staying power which gains the more the works are experienced. Like the subject which he undertakes, he seeks to convey the timeless and lasting effects of creation “-Art critic, William Havlicek, on Lee Munsell’s art.

 

 

Artist Lee Munsell

Lee Munsell was born in 1945 in San Francisco. He studied art at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. His art graces the walls of corporations and private residences throughout the United States. Lee has traveled extensively, most recently to Paris. When he travels he always takes photographs, and together with a few pencil sketches, he has inspiration for new work when he returns to his studio in Southern California. His work has been exhibited at several art galleries in California, and in 2007 Lee received a one man show at World Art Gallery in Orange County, California.

Lee has been married for over thirty years; his wife Lorrie is in good company with a growing number of people who greatly appreciate her husband’s talent for painting. They have four grown children and two grandchildren. His life is a balance of church, family, art, and surfing, in that order.

For more about the artist, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Lee Munsell

 

Q: Where in the Oregon coast, are the sea stacks called “the Needles”, you ask?

A: Composed of basalt, sea stacks in the ocean were formed by lava flows emanating from the Blue Mountains and Columbia basin about 15-16 million years ago. The lava flows created many of the northern Oregon coast’s natural features, including Tillamook Head, Arch Cape, and Saddle Mountain. A large sea stack, Haystack Rock, was once joined to the coastline but years of erosion have since separated the monolith from the coast. Three smaller, adjacent rock formations to the south of Haystack Rock are collectively called “The Needles“.

Q: Where, then, are the Three Graces, another well-known group of sea stacks, you ask?

A: The Three Graces are three large prominent rock outcroppings that are in between Garibaldi and Barview along the Oregon Coast Highway. This is an excellent location to stop for a beautiful picture or to take a stroll along the beach and out onto the rocks on a low tide to explore the shallow pools of water teeming with aquatic life. There are hundreds of sea anemones attached to the rocks, starfish, little crabs and much more to see when the water is low. The Three Graces are close to the opening of Tillamook Bay to the ocean.

 

On a previous visit to Fairweather House and Gallery artist Lee Munsell  arranged to meet art patrons who had a collection of his art works.

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Honored to be selected by the artist Lee Munsell to represent his fine art at Fairweather House and Gallery located at 612 Broadway in Seaside, Oregon.

For more info about the gallery go to http://www.facebook.com/fairweatherhouseandgallery or
go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com to read more.

In addition,Lee Munsell’s collectors include Saddleback Covenant Church, Catalina Research, Silver Bear Properties, Marmac Engineering, World Art Publishing, and Lairmont Estate. http://www.leemunsell.com

 

To read another blog post about Lee Munsell,  go to http://www.wordpress.com/Fairweatherhouseandgallery/ published on: Apr 21, 2016, article titled: Lee Munsell delivered his gorgeous new art.

Susan Curington strike-off, Beaver, up close. New original work of art at Fairweather’s.

“For the BEAVER TALES Art Sale and exhibition opening reception on May 6th I’ll come prepared Saturday eve to do a painting demo at Fairweather and give a short talk!” –Susan


“And, too, For the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk event at 5:pm on May 6th, since it’s slightly different with the venue next door in the Pop-Up Gallery, I am able to bring “just printed’ beaver prints. Anything else I can do to support you or the event? Thanks, to both of you (Sara Vickerman and Denise Fairweather) for all of the work and effort and love you are putting into this!”
— Susan

Beaver Tales

May 6th , 5-7

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

“My Beaver paintings will be in this wonderful show, of our state animal depicted in all mediums. The show will be up May 6-31st.  Benefits the Wetlands Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed and the North Coast Land Conservancy.” –Susan

More info here

https://thegilbertdistrict.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/the-art-of-beaver-tales-seaside-exhibition-opening-may-6th-2017/

To read more about Susan Curington, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ … artists tab/ Susan Curington

Beaver fever hits Seaside, scientist to discuss bringing creatures back
http://www.CoastWeekend.com/ Arts and Entertainment

SEASIDE — Beavers are a much-maligned and, in many areas, banished species, but can play a key role in wetlands habitat restoration efforts, and a Portland scientist will share her ideas on how to bring the animals back.

Kate Holleran, a natural resources scientist at Metro, gave a talk at the Seaside Public Library at on Wednesday, April 19, about her beaver restoration research and her own experience with the critters. She discussed how her team has lured beavers back to streams, and how landowners cope with the results of beaver activity on their property.

“Dam, Beaver! Dam!” was the fourth of five wildlife-themed Listening to the Land presentations in 2017. Admission is free.

Holleran has implemented several projects to improve the aquatic and forest habitat along Johnson Creek on the east side of the Metro district, on Chehalem Ridge on the west side, and on other nearby streams.

Kate Holleran

Visit NCLCtrust.org/dam-beaver-dam for more information on these events.

Listening to the Land is a monthly winter speaker series offered January through May and presented by North Coast Land Conservancy and the Necanicum Watershed Council, in partnership with the Seaside Public Library.

On May 6, artwork depicting beavers and beaver habitat will go on display at Fairweather House & Gallery and other venues throughout town in time for the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

A pop-up gallery space in the Gilbert Block Building has been generously provided by property owners, Avery Loschen and Will Perkins.

In addition, author Frances Backhouse of “Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver”, will make a special appearance at Beach Books.

To read more please visit www. facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk