“Intersection” by Carmela Newstead.

20 x 24 oil on linen.

Hot lights coming all at once. 

Decisions to be made.

Movement forward.

Success.

Just like life.

 

SAVE the date and time!

“Those the live for the arts, support the arts.”

 

Celebrating 14 years in 2018, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held on October 6, 5-7: pm

The event is free and is all about seeing art,  selling art  and meeting artists in sponsoring businesses between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the historic area of downtown Seaside

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway Street

Opening reception for Exploring New Surfaces, an exhibition curated by Agnes Field, Astoria based artist with a Master’s Degree in Studio Fine Art from New York University. The work included in this exhibit use either new materials or methods and techniques to amplify the meaning in the content of their art.  Adding or embedding new materials to the surface creates surprise, and occasionally, deeper interpretation and understanding of the subject. The exhibit will include Leah Kohlenberg and Kathy Moberg and Carmela Newstead. 

Habitat lecture by naturalist and wildlife photographer Neal Maine at 6: pm.

Artists lectures.

Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode, free painting demonstration.

Live music by Shirley 88.

Light bites and beverages.

 

Grace note from the artist.

 

“My new paintings will arrive  to you on  Sept. 22, 2018!” –Carmela

 

 

“Meditations”   by Carmela Newstead.

16 x 20 oil on linen. 

A focused moment removed from the daily pressures give us relief  and a quite time to renew out commitment to a purposeful life.

 

 

“Journey to the Next Day” by Carmela Newstead.

18 x 24 oil on linen. 

Each day brings the  opportunities of a lifetime.  

Each day brings a chance to do something worthwhile.

Each day is a golden gift to cherish.

 

 

“Beach Time” by Carmela Newstead.

24 x 30 oil on linen. 

Everyday at the beach is filled with excitement and serenity. 

The waves. The kites. The children playing.

Testing waves to lick your ankles fills us with joy. 

The slow retreat of the waves. 

The caress of the sky. 

The breeze that brings the ocean to us. 

Brings us serenity.

Beach Time.

A gift.

And, too, news article  about Carmela Newstead mailed to Fairweather’s from Yakima art patron C. Gamache.

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The Arts Scene: Stop and view… by David Lynx, executive director of the Larson Gallery at Yakima Valley College, for the Yakima Herald-Republic Aug 18, 2018

YAKIMA, Wash. — The new Caffe’ 11th Avenue is a bit different than the usual coffee shop, as the walls are bright white and the room is filled with natural daylight. I had not thought about how coffee shops are usually colored in shades of brown — most likely to echo the colors of coffee itself.

 

The Caffe’ is the right spot to show the paintings of Carmela Newstead. Her colorful floral works add to the ambiance of a morning breakfast room.

 

Newstead has been painting scenes of the Yakima Valley since 1971. She studied with R.K. Smith and Robert Fisher at Yakima Valley College. She then attended the Pratt School of Art in Seattle and has taken numerous workshops, including those of Margarette Olson Fletcher and Zolton Szabo.

Newstead has been a visiting art instructor in the Yakima School District and has had private students, both children and adults. Her work has been seen in solo and group exhibits throughout Washington, Oregon and California. She is represented by Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, Ore.

 

She finds color to be a great inspiration and feels that the flowers of Yakima “share their color and beauty with her.”

Randy La Pierre, project manager of Caffe’ 11th Avenue — or as he terms it, “chief cat-herder” — had wanted Newstead to be the first artist shown at the cafe since it was scheduled to open.

 

For more about the artist, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  ..artists/ …Carmela Newstead.

 

Copyright © 2018   by Carmela Newstead for  Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

 

 

Save the date and time. 

Shirley 88 will perform at Fairweather’s on Oct. 6th between 5-7:pm for the opening reception of Exploring New Surfaces, an exhibition curated by Agnes Field.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway Street

Opening reception for Exploring New Surfaces, an exhibition curated by Agnes Field, Astoria based artist with a Master’s Degree in Studio Fine Art from New York University. The work included in this exhibit use either new materials or methods and techniques to amplify the meaning in the content of their art.  Adding or embedding new materials to the surface creates surprise, and occasionally, deeper interpretation and understanding of the subject. The exhibit will include Leah Kohlenberg and Kathy Moberg and Carmela Newstead.

Habitat lecture by naturalist and wildlife photographer Neal Maine at 6: pm.  Live music by Shirley 88.  Light bites and beverages.

 

Yes, indeed, Shirley 88  is the same performance artist who sings during the Fairweather’s  special after hours  events.  Why 88, you ask?  A keyboard has 88 keys…

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And, too, late summer news from Gretha Lindwood’s  easel…

 

 

“It was a thrill to have my pastel painting “Madison Symphony” receive this prestigious award at last month’s Paint the Peninsula plein air event. And to make it even more special, the buyer of the painting has donated it to the Olympic National Park. That’s a win-win! More info about the event at the following link: Paint the Peninsula or PainthePeninsula.org.”  Gretha Lindwood

 

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Yes, indeed, Gretha Lindwood  lectures and paints LIVE oftentimes during the Fairweather’s after hours events!

 

And, too, just in from Gretha Lindwood!!!

 9″x12″ pastel painting, began en plein air  along the  Blitzen River,  completed in the studio.

 

For more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

“Those that live for the arts, support the arts.”

 


 Abstract watercolors by Donna Sanson, Oregon  myrtlewood cribbage board, segmented vase and nautilus sculptures by Mike Brown.

Crafted by NW hands.

Folded book art by Mary Boitta, en caustic art (aptly titled “Remembering Autumn”) by Peg Wells, origami by Peggy Evans, leather work by Luans Leathers, en caustic crows by Kathryn Delany and hand painted tiles by Sandy Applegate.

Abstracts by Diane Copenhaver and glass art by Bob Heath.

 


Handmade curly willow, mouth blown glass,  hand-made book and box by Christine Trexel.

Coral glass by Rinee Merritt, glass platters by Sandy and Bob Lecari and plein air oil by Lisa Wiser.

 

En caustic  art, ocean debris baskets, sea urchin bowls, moon platter by Emily Miller, mixed media stone art by Peggy Stein, abstract drip by Kimberly Reed and oil paintings by Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

 


Abstract miniatures by Tanya Gardner.

 

Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, watercolor by Bill Baily and pottery by Suzy Holland.

 

Abstract oil by Carmela Newstead.

 

 

Abstracts by Zifen Qian, maple bowls by Daniel Harris, watercolor by Paul Brent, landscape by Bill Baily and seascape  by Victoria Brooks.

 

 

For Shape and Color.

Art masks by Jorjett Strumme.

Paintings with pressed flowers on metal by Mike Mason. Anny Sears, model, with pressed foliages by Mike Mason.

 

 

Pastel landscape by Carmela Newstead, vintage jewelry necklace by Reneé Hafeman and en caustic blue abstract by Kimberly Kent.

Sunset oil paintings  by Nicholas Oberling, photograph by Neal Maine, pastels by Lynda Campbell and seascapes by Ron Nicolaides.

 

Mixed media diptych by Gary Pearlman, raw edged walnut bowl by Mike Brown and paper box sculpture by Christine Trexel.

Miniature oils by Barbara Rosbe Felisky.

 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“Color and Shape” exhibition through September 30th.

The show covers every aspect of art, textures, materials and finishes, highlighting the quintessentially colorful fall season.

Grace note to the artists…

 

“Shape and Color, Fairweather’s September exhibition, would not be such a success without the beautiful work created by NW hands.  The selected artists provided new work to highlight the annual fall show.  We thank them all for the extraordinary opportunity to tell a seasonal story with their art.  Truly, the artists offered new exceptional work, and by doing so, they encourage those of us in the arts, to do more.”  Fairweather Gallery

Abstract series of three by Jan Rimmerman, seascape oil by Karen E. Lewis and pottery by Suzy Holland.  Shape and Color gallery hostesses Katie, Kemy Kay, Joan, Bonnie and Denise.

 

And, too, a grace note received from a gallery hostess to share.

“Thank you for the beautiful crystal I picked out for a gift.  Most, of all, thanks for bringing the utmost beauty to many, many people.  Most of all, thanks for inviting me to work in your stunning establishment.  It delights my eyes every time I come in.  Your artists are beyond comparison.” Kemy Kay

A grace note received from an artist.

 

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself  what makes you come alive and then do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” –Howard Thurman, educator and theologian.
“Thank you for your encouragement and support in showing and growing my art.  You have created such a wonderful group of artists, and display our work in beautiful ways.  I am extremely grateful for your friendship and aliveness in out shared vision.”  Gayle H. Seely

For more about the gallery, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com.

“I have always loved different shapes and colors of objects since I was a child. I remember drawing them in mid-air with my fingers, I remember pointing them out to my mom and dad, and they always drew my attention. When I am searching for a piece to design into a necklace, my eyes draw to geometric and abstract modern shapes. You will find many of my designs are Modernist and Mid-Century. These eras began in the 1940’s. During that time, some of the most famous and innovative jewelry designs and designers were created. It was a time of streamline design, curves, futuristic impression, creative artistry and modernism. The jewelry supplies at that time began the start of innovative materials never yet used, such as silver, brass, copper and precious stones that fit the raw simplistic design. As you can see from many of my creations, you will find beautiful shapes that draw the human eye because they are not commonly seen. You will notice biomorphic shapes and colors in my newest jewelry.” 

 

 

“I truly love the hunt, the find and the creative design of this profession.” 

 

“I have found pendants in different countries; they drew my attention because of their unusually beautiful form and color.”

 

End note

 

“I do believe that each necklace would create a wonderful family heirloom for generations to treasure, thank you.”  Rene’e Hafeman

 

Rene’e Hafeman

One-of-a-kind jewelry designed exclusively for Shape and Color Rene’e Hafeman. Must see! Must have!

In the Oregon woods Mike Brown finds the perfect burl thanks to a friend who has an abundance of Myrtlewood on his private property. Mike was able to harvest the wood, dry the wood, and turn it from start to finish.

 

Mike Brown is a native of the Pacific Northwest.  He has always had a creative mind and an intense work ethic and likes to express himself building works of art with  hard woods. He spends hours of designing in his work shop.

He completes each wood piece with a hand-rubbed lacquer finish.  Each one is an exquisite piece of art and no two are alike.

 

Mike Brown has 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.

 

 

Mike has found the beauty of Myrtlewood and has created  natural-edged bowls.

 

 

Mike has expanded into turning segmented vases on his lathe along with creating his own patterns. 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.

 

With the leftover pieces of wood he creates wonderful spindle ornaments. With the leftover pieces of wood he creates wonderful spindle ornaments.

Mike has a love for the outdoors and finds time to hunt, fish, and camp with his wife and two dogs. He has climbed three of the northwest cascade-range mountains (Hood, St. Helen’s, and Adams). Being outdoors, planning new adventures, and exploring out-of-the-way places in the Northwest and beyond provides him with the inspiration for his next projects.

For more about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Mike Brown

Gallery end note

 

With his skillful use of segmenting wood, artist Mike Brown creates masterful vases, ornaments, decorative shells and bowls that as just beautiful. One-on-a-kind treasures that will be loved for many generations. Each one signed and dated by the artist.

“le Petit Garcon” by Barbara Martin.  Art chosen for Fairweather’s Shape and Color exhibition  selected as poster child for a show that opens on Sept. 7 in Chico, California!

AWARDED BEST IN SHOW!

 

 

 

 

 

“Super Elf”  by Barbara Martin’s SuperPly series, some of which are on display and available for sale at Fairweather’s during September for the Shape and Color exhibition.

Notes from Barbara Martin

 

“One of my SuperPly series won the Juror’s Award at the show in San Francisco’s Arc Gallery in June.

Another of my SuperPly series won a Blue Ribbon Award at the huge open show in Lake Oswego’s Festival of the Arts in June.” —Barbara Martin

 

Magnolia Pod by Edlee Quensell for Shape and Color through September. 

“As a young child from Yakima, my creativity started with playing a variety of wood musical instruments. Then, as a young man, I progressed to designing and handcrafting jewelry and leather products that were displayed at  galleries throughout seven western states. Wood turning, wall art, and sculpture has been my focus. Current techniques include texturing, coloring, and pyrography. As for subjects, I have been focusing on NW landscape, western motif, marine and wild life.” Edlee  Quensell

Note from Edlee Quensell…

“Received Honorable mention Award for wood sculpture “Sun Rays & Moon Phases” at WA STATE FAIR Fine Art Gallery. Sculpture sold during Preview Night Gala 8/30/18.!”  Edleee

 

 

Note from Victoria Brooks…

“My plein air-painting workshop at Lake Como, Italy has only a couple of spots left! It is September 19-26, 2018. More info  at http://www.toscanaamericana.com/victoriabrookslakecomo.html –Victoria Brooks

 

 

For more info about the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Solitude” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

 

 

After a thirty-year career as an award-winning biology teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine became the first executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, which he co-founded in 1986. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images, a partnership with Michael Wing, dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests. Their photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems.

Neal focuses his imagery on exploring wildlife in the context of its habitat, while Michael’s specialty is capturing action images that illustrates the dynamic nature of coastal wildlife. PacificLight Images is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect wildlife habitat and its connectivity.

Copyright © Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images

And, too, as always and forever, 100% profits from the Fairweather Gallery sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal.  For more info, go to NCLCtrust.org

Neal Maine lectures at Fairweather’s about the shape and color study in the art titled “Solitude”.

 

SAVE the date and time!

October 6, 5-7:PM

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway Street

Opening reception for Exploring New Surfaces, an exhibition curated by Agnes Field, Astoria based artist with a Master’s Degree in Studio Fine Art from New York University. The work included in this exhibit use either new materials or methods and techniques to amplify the meaning in the content of their art.  Adding or embedding new materials to the surface creates surprise, and occasionally, deeper interpretation and understanding of the subject. The exhibit will include Leah Kohlenberg and Kathy Moberg and Carmela Newstead.

Habitat lecture by naturalist and wildlife photographer Neal Maine at 6: pm. 

Live music by Shirley 88.

Light bites and beverages.