Emerging artist Hall of Fame:

2006 Kristin Qian

2007 Britney Drumheller

2008 Nick Brakel

2009 Robert McWhirter

2010 Michael Wing/ Neal Maine

2011 Michele Bettger

2012 Rebecca Gore

2013 Gayle H. Seely

2014 Linda Trexler

2015 Diane Copenhaver

2016 Ashley Howarth

2017 Whelpsy Whelp

Take note!

2018 Veronica Russell

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

August 4, 2018

5-7:pm 

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

12th Annual Emerging Artist exhibition

Veronica Russell artist launch.

 

“Beneath” lino wood block print.   

2018 emerging artist.

Veronica Russell.

 

Veronica Russell is a mixed media artist whose work explores her fascination with the natural world, and also at times, her avid fandom for sci-fi and horror. Her pieces are typically built around printmaking, for example an original lino cut printed in black on the foundation of a watercolor background, with finish details painted in metallics as a third, light-catching layer.

Russell’s current series Lost & Found at Seaside depicts everyday organic objects that one may find lying around on the beach. Pieces in this series draw from Russell’s previous work in macro photography, encouraging beachcombers to look closer at what they may have considered “common.” In looking closer we discover unexpected beauty, the intricacies that most people don’t stop to notice: a faint pattern in the texture of a sand dollar skeleton, the ridges looping in ovals around the shell of a clam with razor-sharp edges, the slick other-worldly pods adorning the strands of a bull kelp tangle at surf’s edge.

However, it’s not only beauty one finds when looking so closely. This is where those touches of the surreal may come in to Russell’s work. Looking closely at this series, one may notice that the subjects are beautiful and interesting pieces of nature, but they are all either dead, dying, or about to be eaten!

Russell hopes her work celebrates the fleeting beauty and some of the mystery in our naturally imperfect world.

Veronica Russell is a mixed media artist who has lived on the Oregon coast for 25+ years. While studying creative writing at Pacific University in 2001, she took as many art courses as she could: photography, pottery & sculpture, graphic design, and her favorite, printmaking. Her fascination for creating wood and linocuts stuck. After college, while her art was relegated to a hobby, she spent time as managing editor and graphic designer for travel publications on the coast. Russell feels blessed to be able to work on her art full time now. Her work draws from her deep admiration for the natural world, and on occasion, her avid fandom for film and literature, particularly the sci-fi and horror genres. Russell’s current mixed-media work centers around a block print, using other media to layer in texture, color, and overall finish to her multilayered pieces.

 

TAKE A NOTE!

 

Veronica Russell  and her art will be launched at Fairweather’s! 

Fairweather’s emerging artists are selected through an audition process and receive gallery mentoring.

Since 2006 Fairweather’s has selected emerging artists who take risks, embrace challenges and are rigorous in their approach to creation and production.

All the featured artists have yearned to further their professional achievement through a curated gallery exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by the beach and nature, Peg Wells has prepared a gallery exhibit composed of  hot wax encaustic  and cold wax collage. The work is decorative, but with a purpose that is secure in the strength of using natural elements. Her provocative style proves that a quiet approach can have a very powerful effect.  Summer time resident and artist Peg Wells, who exhibits in the winter-season at the Saddle Brooke Resort/ Primary Studio in Arizona, presents new work in an ocean theme for Fairweather’s.  WELCOME BACK TO SEASIDE!

 

 

 

“Wonder of the Sea” by Peg Wells.  Cold Wax Painting.

“From the Depths” by Peg Wells.  Cold Wax Painting.

 

Q: What is Cold Wax Painting, you ask?

 

A: Cold Wax Painting is not defined by subject matter nor the degree of realism or abstraction, Cold Wax Painting is unified by artists’ shared interest in experimentation, texture and the physicality of paint layers. In its own way, Cold Wax Painting blurs the line between oil painting and encaustic painting.

 

Cold Wax is a mixture of natural beeswax, solvent and a small amount of  resin. The term “cold” in beeswax painting refers to the fact that heat is not required for working with this wax medium – as it dries by solvent evaporation, rather than the cooling of the wax, as in encaustic painting. As the solvent evaporates out of the medium, the soft wax hardens to the density of a beeswax candle.

Cold Wax is creating a variety of textures within a painting. It gives a clean break off the brush or knife, retaining the sharp peaks of impasto. These working properties allow for expressive brush marks and the ability to carve into paint layers with palette knives. Cold Wax also gives oil colors a beautiful translucent quality, similar to the seductive surfaces of encaustic paintings.

 

 

“Tranquil Moments” by Peg Wells Encaustic SOLD!  To be displayed vertically.

 

 

Q: What is encaustic painting, you ask?

A: Pronunciation: en-caws-tick, is a paint consisting of pigment mixed with beeswax and fixed with heat after its application. –n. The Greek word is enkaustikos –to burn in.

 

Encaustic dates back to the ancient Greeks, as far back as the 5th century BC. Ancient ship builders used beeswax, resin to seal, and waterproof their vessels. Ultimately, they began adding pigment to the wax-giving rise to the decoration of spectacular ships. To paint with encaustic, a combination of beeswax, resin and pigment is combined and then melted to a liquid state. Encaustic paintings have many layers of wax. Depending on the piece, it is not uncommon to have anywhere from 25-50 layers.

 

 

“Surf” Encaustic by Peg Wells

 

It’s not always obvious whether an abstract work of art should be hung vertically or horizontally.  Oftentimes on a contemporary piece, the artist signs that work on the back, which  allows the  gallerist and interested clients to determine how the art could be oriented for display.

 

 

 

Artist grace note

 

“I am grateful that my art found a gallery presence for my seventh summer season with you! I do appreciate your support of my art and me as an artist. I hope that my art will find new homes and that it will bring as much pleasure to people as it has given me create. Thank you.”Peg Wells

 

WELCOME BACK TO SEASIDE!

 

For more information about the gallery, please go to  www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

For July, Fairweather House and Gallery introduces watercolorist Bonnie Belden-Doney, who has been painting since her youth and has a uniqueness that is captivating of time and moment. Her paintings are beyond enjoying from a passing glance and tend to draw viewers to a memory of visiting the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

Grace note from the artist:

“Seaside, a small town with a big heart, nestled in a quiet cove on the northern coast of Oregon. With all their busy tourist season, volleyball tournament, Hood to Coast runs, has opened its door to allow me to share my art with those who appreciate the art of my heart.

My husband and I just spent most of the week there and we were overwhelmed by the gracious reception we received by the residents of this charming community. If you are in the area, please stop by the Seaside Public Library and the Fairweather Gallery to check out my art, on display there. . Through it, you will see my love of the coast and the people who live there, play there and make their living there. I hope the art of my heart touched yours.” Bonnie Belden-Doney

 

Bonnie Belden-Doney

For more info, go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ Paul Brent

 

 


Marga Stanley, artist

 

 

Emily Miller with her 100 Turtles Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Brooks

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ Victoria Brooks

 

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

 

Photo collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Photo by Neal Maine / PacificLight Images
Bald eagles on Clatsop Beach.

Image title:  Eagle Speak

 

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 dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests. His photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems.

PacificLight Images is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect wildlife habitat and its connectivity. A percentage of all photography sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal.

Eagle Sunrise by Neal Maine

 

On June 20th, 1782 the American Bald eagle was chosen as the symbol of the United States of American because of its long life, strength, majestic look and its representation of the freedoms enshrined in out constitution.

 

 

Image title:  Shaped by Wind.  Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images

 

Eagle conservation lecture  notes by naturalist Neal Maine:

Neal Maine graduated from Seaside High, returned as an educator in the Seaside School District.

It was not until 20 years after collage that he viewed an eagle on the North coast for the first time!

In 1961, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) counted  only 471 pairs of Amercian Bald Eagles.

 

 

Neal Maine lectures during a Fairweather Gallery event.

 

 

July 7- July 31

Fairweather House and Gallery

100 Turtles project by Emily Miller

 

“I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. I see the coast as a border between the known and the unknown, and a place where our connection to larger natural systems becomes clear. My artwork focuses on the delight of exploring this mysterious and beautiful environment. I found a positive voice in SeaLegacy, a conservation group creating a movement towards healthy oceans through visual storytelling. 25% of July sale proceeds in support of SeaLegacy,”  Emily Miller.

Launching of the 100 Turtles project by artist Emily Miller, who has spent the early summer sculpting tiny ceramic sea turtles: curling and shaping two hundred front flippers and carving details into two hundred eyes.

 

 

 

 I found a positive voice in SeaLegacy, a conservation group creating a movement towards healthy oceans through visual storytelling. 25% of July sale proceeds in support of SeaLegacy,”  Emily Miller.

 

 

For more info go to

 

http://ejmillerfineart.com/news/2018/06/14/100-turtles-project/

 

 

Read more:

The Story of Silent Spring. How a courageous woman took on the chemical industry and raised important questions about humankind’s impact …

http://www.rachelcarson.org/

Perhaps the finest nature writer of the Twentieth Century, Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is remembered more today as the woman who challenged the notion that …

 

To view more Neal Maine images, please visit  www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“The Snorkeler”  by Marga Stanley.  Acrylic on wood panel.

 

 

 

“My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it all over again, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt. With each coat of paint, whether it’s watercolors, gouache, acrylics and oil comes depth and motion…it’s exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer to the next. I love using odd tools to paint with….for instance, the main images on my mini whimsy collection, were painted with a toothpick (I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife). I love the movement of things… whether it’s the hair or feather on a bird’s head or the drooping of a flower’s leaf…I want to make my painting live and breathe.”

 

 

Close up of “The Snorkeler”

 

Marga Stanley in her home studio, at times, she paints with toothpick.

“Here’s what I have for you for your OCEAN FOLK show in July.” 

 

“Pool Party” by  Marga Stanley. Acrylic on wood panel. 12 x 12.

 

 

“We are going to need a bigger boat! ” Marga Stanley.  Acrylic on wood panel.  11×14

 

Close of  detail “We are going to need a bigger boat!”

Yes, indeedie,  on some her whimsy collection, the artist paints with a toothpick!!!  “I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife.”  Marga Stanley

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

July 7- July 31

 OCEAN FOLK

Marga Stanley has lectured at the Fairweather House and Gallery for many years, with many delightful words and beaming many good wishes to art patrons.

 

 

Artist grace note:

“Thank you so much for making my day!!! I was having a little bit of a stressful day and voila…you came to my rescue! I am so glad I am selling work!!!  Thanks to you, my dear.”   Hugs. Marga

 

“Foghorn Leghorn in the Chicken of Sea boat” SOLD! Art by Marga.

 

Again, Smile. Beam. Repeat.  For more about the artist, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgalllery.com


“Into the Light” Oil on linen. Artist Victoria Brooks.

 

After a successful career and many national awards as an art director in television and motion pictures, Victoria Brooks pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for 20 years. Through numerous gallery exhibitions and shows, art lovers around the world have come to admire and enjoy the art works of Victoria Brooks. She captures the essence of sun-drenched images typical of summertime at the beach  in a vibrant, impressionistic style.

 

Victoria Brook’s paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in romantic, richly conceived landscapes and seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. Her special talents are particularly evident in her expressive portraits where she reflects the mood and inner nature of her subjects.

Amigos. Original oil on linen. Artist Victoria Brooks.

Victoria  Brooks is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) and the American Impressionist Society (AIS). She also is an Artist Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

July 7 -July 31

OCEAN FOLK, an exhibition, featuring Victoria Brooks, among others.

Victoria Brooks has offered an artist meet and greet at the Fairweather House and Gallery for nearly ten years, in addition, to offering an oil painting demonstration.

 

 

 

 

Artist grace notes:

“This is an article about me and my art in “Steppin’ Out”. The magazine is distributed throughout Northern California – from the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma to Lake Tahoe.” Victoria Brooks

 

 

“My plein air painting workshop at Lake Como, Italy has only a couple of spots left! It is September 19-26, 2018.”  Victoria Brooks

For a complete schedule and details go to http://www.toscanaamericana.com

In addition to being a talented studio artist, Victoria Brooks is an accomplished plein air painter as well. She has won numerous “Best of Show” awards for her studio and plein air works. Victoria loves teaching oil and watercolor painting and is a favorite of art clubs for her informative art demonstrations. She teaches plein air painting workshops in California, Italy, France, Ireland and Greece.

Please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com / …artists/ …Victoria Brooks for more information.