“Seaside Dreams” 16×12, original oil by Melissa Jander

 

“Lavender in Window” 12×16, original oil by Melissa Jander

 

“Sweet Peas in Window” 12×12, original oil by Melissa Jander

 

 

 

Melissa Jander, a “home-grown” Pacific Northwestern painter, brings “A Sense of Place” to her latest works by combining objects, settings and a glimpse of the environment. Using carefully chosen colors and expressive brushwork she hopes to invite the art viewer to participate by evoking a mood, memory or emotion.

Save the date and time

June 2, 5-7:pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Free and open to the public

 

Artist’s reception for “Sense of Place” featuring regional artists Melissa Jander, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Rebecca Gore and Christine Trexel.

Fairweather House and Gallery welcomes three new artists Amy Osborne, Jan Rimerman and Barbara Martin for the June exhibition.

Artist lectures by Amy Osborne, Jan Rimerman, Barbara Martin, Melissa Jander and Christine Trexel,

A Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration by artist Carolyn Macpherson.

Live music by Ron Burghard.

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

 

Grace note received:

“Looking forward to a fabulous show and another fun visit to Seaside. In addition, on three paintings I have updated my framing, adding linen liners and new frame molding. I was selected as the 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster artist! Here is the NW News article. See you soon!” 🙂 Melissa

 

 

Home/News & Features/News/2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster art created by Woodinville artist

Each year a committee of community volunteers selects a local artist to create the official poster, which is unique to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

Local artists submit their applications and the winner is free to choose their medium and style in a way that will interpret their vision of the festival and the tulips of Skagit Valley. In a testament to the quality of the art, several previous posters received the Gold Pinnacle award from the International Festival & Events Association. The new poster is unveiled in November each year, and this year’s artist is one of our own.

Woodinvile artist Melissa Jander was chosen to create the 2018 official poster. She created her Tulip Festival poster painting with oils on a smooth, acrylic-primed masonite board. Said Melissa, “I will leave the style of the painting up to the viewer to decide, but the styles of art I’m most interested in are impressionist and post-impressionist… My favorite artists are Pierre Bonnard, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Cezanne…their work really resonates with me because of their use of color, representation of light and expressiveness of brushstrokes.”

Melissa used inspiration from years of visiting the tulip fields to create her painting. She said, “It’s a wonderful experience every visit. I do quick sketches and paintings out in the fields; and take photos as well in all kinds of weather. The sunny days are great for the contrasts in light and shadow, but overcast days can’t be beat for seeing the powerful, rich color of those blooms. Then at home I combine my resource material into an idea for a painting. It starts with several sketches and composition ideas, then after deciding on a favorite I do a larger sketch and move it onto a larger canvas or panel.”

After earning a bachelor of arts in foreign language and literature from Washington State University, a Graphic Design certificate from the Art Institute of Seattle, and a Web Design certificate from Bellevue College, Melissa started her career as a graphic designer and marketing professional before seriously pursuing her art in 2001. Current art associations include Women Artists of the West, American Impressionist Society, Northwest Artists in Action and Woodinville Arts Alliance. She is currently represented by Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, OR, and Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes, WA.

When asked how she felt about being chosen to paint the poster for the 35th anniversary she replied, “Gosh, I was so thrilled to be invited to paint the 35th anniversary poster! I have hoped to contribute to the SVTF poster in some way for many years… but it took a long time of learning skills, practice, and life experience before the time was right to pursue it further. I appreciated the opportunity to meet and work with the Tulip Festival committee and the tulip farm owners because many of us around here have been the beneficiaries of all of their hard work over the years. The tulip farms and Tulip Festival are a real treasure for us here.”


Melissa Jander artist with her 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster art.

Published by Woodinville Weekly/ April 2018

 

 

To learn more about the artist, please visit

www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

…artists/ …Melissa Jander

“The Escarpment” by Barbara Martin

Mixed media

Q: What is an escarpment, you ask?

A:  An escarpment  is a long, high area of continuous rock that has one steep side.  The Oregon coast escarpments are  deeply serrated, having been carved up by watercourses over millions of years.

An escarpment image along the Oregon coast.

About the artist:

Barbara Martin grew up on three continents — and has lived in ten states coast to coast. She earned an MBA, is a certified creativity coach and teaches  art classes.

She is a guild member of the Arts Council Lake Oswego, the Green Cab, and Westside Art Share near Portland.

Her work is contemporary in style and leans toward the abstract and sometimes surreal or visionary.

Barbara Martin

Descended from a line of story tellers and herbalists, inspirations come from repressed dreams and the natural world.

Recent recognitions include a juror’s award in the national “Dream” show at ARC Gallery in San Francisco, and publication in numerous journals.

 

 

Save the date and time

June 2, 5-7:pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Free and open to the public

 

 

Artist’s reception for “Sense of Place” featuring regional artists Melissa Jander, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Rebecca Gore and Christine Trexel.

Fairweather House and Gallery welcomes three new artists Amy Osborne, Jan Rimerman and Barbara Martin for the June exhibition.

Artist lectures by Amy Osborne, Jan Rimerman, Barbara Martin, Melissa Jander and more.

A Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration by artist Carolyn Macpherson.

Live music by Ron Burghard.

 

 

Ronald Burghard lives along the Nehalem River and focuses on classic folk music with emphasis on many “Sense of Place” songwriters like: Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Ian Tyson, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Tom Russell plus original songs.

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

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

 

In addition, to  the June 2018 Fairweather Gallery’s “Sense of Place” exhibition, Barbara Martin’s juried Oregon shows include “Abstract Catalyst” at Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, the 2017 Portland BIG 500, and “Raining Cats and Dogs” at the Portland’5.

 

“Stream Treasure” original watercolor by Jan Rimerman

 

Jan Rimerman grew up around the waters of the Pacific Northwest. The “Sense of Place” that inspires her includes waves of movement in the streams, rivers and tidal edges. The flowing liquid negotiating the stones and the reflections of light fascinate Jan. She observes this evolution of changing forms and captures it with charcoal and paint.

 

“Secrets of the Stream” original watercolor Jan Rimerman

This watery “Sense of Place” allows each viewer to dive in to go on their own adventure. It gives permission to get immersed into the many layers that whisks one away into a different environment.

 

“Sunlight in the Stream” original watercolor Jan Rimerman

Everyone connects with their own experiences and “Sense of Place” whether from their childhood, recent memories or perhaps where they would like to be in the future.

“Summer Veil” Jan Rimerman

Rimerman’s unique technique allows the work to present a new perspective each time it’s seen. By slightly altering one’s viewing perspective you may see different symbols, waves and stones appear. As flowing water is constantly changing so do the paintings due to the many layers and applied textures that are revealed in different lights of the day & the season.

 

Jan Rimerman carefully observes the evolution of these changing forms. Placing layers of color, texture, form, light & shadow are all part of the intentional creative process. An under painting of powdered charcoal gelled onto heavy watercolor paper gives the finished painting a hint of visual textural mystery. As many as 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint are applied on the initial powdered charcoal foundation allowing the adventure to begin.

 

 

About the artist:

As an arts educator for 33 years, Jan pioneered the Art After Hours program for high school students & community members.  Jan Rimerman created the art cultural exchange, The “Common Connection” between schools in Poland & Tigard High School.   She is the 2002 Secondary Art Educator of the Year in the State of Oregon.  She has been included in the Who’s Who Teachers Edition for 2004-2010 & in the Who’s Who of American Women 2008 & 2009.

Jan Rimerman was the Open Show Director at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts for 25 years.

Altruistic projects include the International Land Fill Project,  Kows for Kids, Children First, Audubon, Susan G, Koman Foundation, Turtle Head Start Program at the Oregon Zoo, & painting doors for the Lake Oswego Art Foundation.    Jan is the director of the Rain Spark Gallery, a seasonal pop up, the Visual Arts Director of the Lakewood Center & gives talks to the community of her international adventures entitled:  Through an Artist’s Eyes.  She is a fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund, the Di Ji Orphanage in Lhasa, Tibet & creator of the Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands for The Wetlands Conservancy.   Rimerman is the Art Exhibition Director for Lake Oswego Reads.  This program interprets the book that the entire community reads in a 2-D creative form and presents it in an exhibit.

Jan Rimerman’s work is found in ten books, magazines and on greeting cards.  Her work is exhibited in invitational shows in the Pacific Northwest.  It is also found at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, the Coos Art Museum and at the Blackfish Gallery in La Conner, WA.

 

 

Save the date and time

June 2, 5-7:pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Free and open to the public

 

Artist’s reception for “Sense of Place” featuring regional artists Melissa Jander, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Rebecca Gore and Christine Trexel.

Fairweather House and Gallery welcomes three new artists Amy Osborne, Jan Rimerman and Barbara Martin for the June exhibition.

Artist lectures by Amy Osborne, Jan Rimerman, Barbara Martin, Melissa Jander and more.

A Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration by artist Carolyn Macpherson.

Live music by Ron Burghard.

 

 

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

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

 

Grace note received: “I am thrilled to be included at the “Sense of Place” exhibition at the Fairweather House and Gallery.”  Jan Rimerman

Amy Osborne, artist

 

Amy majored in Art and Spanish at PSU. Amy studied graphic design and marketing courses to compliment her career in marketing administration. Her style and subject matter ranges from large, complex abstracts evocative of feelings; to simple, natural tones in serene landscapes. Amy has received awards in juried shows while exhibiting her paintings in Oregon galleries. Many of her paintings are in private collections across the country.

• Member Watercolor Society of Oregon
• Member Green Cab Artist Collective, Washington County, OR
• Artist-in-Residence at Catherine Bede Gallery, Hillsboro, OR
• Watercolor and Acrylic Art Instructor, Hillsboro, OR
• Art Gallery Curator – RoseSprings Gallery, Hillsboro, OR

“Earth’s Ebb” by Amy Osborne

12″ x 16″ Watercolor

 

“My art reflects my roots in the Pacific Northwest. I believe art is healing; it should make you feel something; perhaps a transition from one emotion completing or changing to another emotion altogether. I feel that a painting morphs and tells me what it will become; each piece has a sequential process and simply comes alive. It takes me on a journey or recollection, a dream or memory. Often while allowing the piece to determine its completion point, direction or feel, the piece may not be what I envisioned and I’m okay with that if it makes us figure things out.” —Amy Osborne

 

“Las Olas” by Amy Osborne

12″ x 18″ Watercolor

 

 

“I love bold conspicuous lines, but often challenge myself to blend and soften them seamlessly from one color to the next. I frequently use a very fine brush focusing on small details and many paintings are touched with ink for added shadows, highlights, and contrast. I am drawn to nature’s detail and mood and I receive inspiration from the outdoors, from God, the people in my life, and music.
I don’t ask people what they see in my paintings, I ask them what they feel.” — Amy Osborne

Save the date and time

June 2, 5-7:pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Free and open to the public

 

Artist’s reception for “Sense of Place” featuring regional artists Melissa Jander, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Rebecca Gore and Christine Trexel.

Fairweather House and Gallery welcomes three new artists Amy Osborne, Jan Rimerman and Barbara Martin for the June exhibition.

Artist lectures by Amy Osborne, Jan Rimerman, Barbara Martin, Melissa Jander and more.

A Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration by artist Carolyn Macpherson.

Live music by Ron Burghard.

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

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

Lynda Campbell, artist, spoke at the opening reception of “Perfect Pear, Perfect Pair, Perfect Pare” on May 5 at Fairweather’s.

 

 

And, too, a grace note:

“Thank you for your interest and support of my work. Your gallery is highly regarded among artists so it is special to be included in one of your showings. The “pear, pair, pare” theme was fun and it was interesting to see everyone’s interpretations. I appreciate all your did (and all you do) to share artists accomplishments. It is a lot of work for you each month. My best.”  —Lynda Campbell

 

 

Read more about the artist lecture at:

Fairweather House and Gallery | https://www

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/tag/fairweather-house-and-gallery/

A “pear”antly by Lynda Campbell for Perfect Pear…

 

“Those that live for the arts, support the arts.” Art patrons capture the artist lecture presented by Lynda Campbell.

 

Read more about the opening reception at:

https://www.seasideor.com/event/first-saturday-art-walk-3/ …Blue Bond, Marga Stanley, Bill Baily, and Lynda Campbell

 

Pastel Pears by Lynda Campbell

Read more about the artist at:

https://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com | extraordinary home …

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/

Lynda Campbell, pastel artist, has worked in the medium for about 14 years. She has a BS degree in Art Education from the University of Oregon. She has lived …

 

 

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Through May 31

Perfect Pear, Pair, Pare Exhibition

Regional artists were selected due to their art related to scale and perspective, and the way things correlate and interact.

Featuring artists Lisa Wiser, Patti Isaacs, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Blue Bond, Marga Stanley, Bill Baily, and Lynda Campbell.

 

Take a note

Upcoming Fairweather Exhibition

June 2, 5-7pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Artist Reception

“Sense of Place”

 

TO PARE:  The theme for May 2018 for the Fairweather Gallery

 

“When I first reviewed the Fairweather Gallery’s list of themes for 2018, I was intrigued.  So many interesting choices.  As a lover of words and all that they imply, I was attracted to the theme “pare”, “pear” or “pair.  How unusual!  What to choose?  I selected “pare.”

“Pare” usually means “to cut back”, to “slice away”, to “remove”, and even “to simplify.”  When I thought of the “to simplify”, I was hooked.  Little did I know that I nearly shot myself in the foot!

As an artist, “to simplify” means to remove all that is not absolutely necessary to say what I want to say.  The challenge is how few lines, how few colors, how few marks on my paper convey my meaning.  I thought of the cave paintings from 30,000- 40,000 years ago in France and Spain.  How simple and how elegant.

 

 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/…/journey-oldest-cave-paintings-world

Later, Picasso who was also intrigued by simplifying, drew a series of bulls.  The merest line conveyed the strength, the majesty of this noble animal.

 

www.dailyartmagazine.com/pablo-picassos-bulls-road-simplicity

 

So, “to pare” is good for one’s art.  No more worrying about what is pretty, what will sell, just get to the point!  If one line can convey your message, use it.  Do not be too wordy or explain too much! 

 

 

Too much thinking about “to pare”; going back to the homonyms?  Pear, pair, pare, or au pair?  That opens up a world. 

 

There is a painting here by Marga that is an eye-stopper and it is about “pears”.  What a hoot!

“Pears Illustrated, Swimsuit edition” by Marga Stanley

 And the many others which the artists translated “to pare”, “to pair”, or quite simply “pears”.

 

 

I must admit that I gave into to all in my artwork.  This was a challenging theme that made me think.  I will move toward more line work in my efforts to come to the point, and I shall work “to pare”. 

 

 

Jo Pomeroy-Crockett and her art.

And, as I always discover when stretching, thinking is hard work.”  —Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, PhD., writer, educator and artist.

 

For more info about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Through May 31

Perfect Pear, Pair,  Pare Exhibition

Regional artists were selected due to their art related to scale and perspective, and the way things correlate and interact.

Featuring artists Lisa Wiser, Patti Isaacs, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Blue Bond, Marga Stanley, Bill Baily, and Lynda Campbell.

 

 

 

Q: Why do artists often study painting pears, you ask?

A: Indeed, every artist has spent hours staring at pears, later to paint pears to learn the study of light, shading and perspective.

 

Cézanne once proclaimed, “With a pear I want to astonish Paris,” and he succeeded, even in his most deceptively simple still life paintings, to dazzle and delight.

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Turning to the pears grown in the vicinity of the family’s estate, Cézanne dispensed with traditional one-point perspective and examined the fruit, plates, and table from various viewpoints—straight on, above, and sideways.

 

Display featuring pear art by Bill Baily, abstract paintings by Kimberly Reed and abstract art by Diane Copenhaver.

The exhibitions(s) “To Pare Perfect”, aka “Perfect Pear”,  and, too, aka “Perfect Pair” through May 31 at Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Title:  It Begins.  Kimberly Reed. Original art. 8×8.

 

Title: Quietly, Swiftly. Kimberly Reed. Original art. 8×8.

 

 

Title: Finding My Voice. Kimberly Reed. Original Art. 8×8. 

Title:  What is Left. Kimberly Reed. Original Art. 8×8.

 

Title:  Letting It All Go. Kimberly Reed. Original Art. 16×20.

Title: Finding My Power. Kimberly Reed. Original Art. 8×8.

Title: My Superpower. Kimberly Reed. Original Art. 8×8.

 

Kimberly Reed, artist.

“MOODY, TURBULENT, POWERFUL, RAW – I PAINT.”

Title: Content in this Moment. Kimberly Reed. Original Art.

 

Title:  Broadened Horizons. Kimberly Reed. Original Art.  16×20.

 

Painting, for me, is about capturing emotion. It’s about capturing that one moment in time. That one moment when your emotions were so strong, mixed up, not known – and the beauty is so great its raw. The ocean brings this out for me. It’s about connecting with what we’ve seen, where we’ve been, what we feel and continue to feel.”  

 

What’s new at Fairweather’s?

THE LATEST MIXED MEDIA, ACRYLIC AND OIL PAINTINGS by Kimberly Reed.  

Here. Now.

 

 

 

“On my larger pieces of art, I use linen, as I find that it is more resilient to changes in humidity and the fibers processed are longer lasting than cotton. I select the best quality (and highest priced) paints that I can buy. They have a higher pigment load (compared to student quality paints), so a little can go a long way. For consistency, I chose gels that range from soft to extra heavy depending on the finish I desire.

Usually I will have a semi-gloss or a gloss finish, and then, I add transparency. It is the glazing liquid that creates thin, translucent glazing technique. At times, I will introduce a mixed-media application for collage effects. I like to observe the painting as a whole, oftentimes, stepping back to think about the art, or will work on several pieces in various stages.

This allows me to view the relationship of the whole image working together and is often achieved by watching the connection of light and shadow throughout the various times of the day in my studio. I rarely work on a small section at a time.”Kimberly Reed

For more info, please visit    https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Kimberly Reed.