Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Opening reception for the exhibition DRAMA IN ART. 

October 1st , 5-7:pm

It’s no exaggeration to say what’s happening outside with the seasonal colors  mirrors what’s arriving from regional artists.

Original  art that doesn’t limit itself to the canvas; art for the fall is emotionally charged with the patterns seen in the environment, in the earth, in the sky and in the water.

For artist/writer, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Ph.D., nature is filled with incredible drama. Consider the universe: nebulae such as the Eagle Nebula, hundreds of light years away, the birthplace of stars, can be seen with the naked eye. The beautiful Butterfly Nebula is only 50 light years away and is graceful as a poem.  

Jo Pomeroy-Crockett will lecture at the opening reception of Drama in Art.

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“I am totally intrigued; by the color and the mystery of the infinite.”  –Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, Forest Grove, with show his raku art that was created at Dancing Trees Sanctuary.

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“It is my home, studio and forest preserve in Newberg, Oregon. It is an environment of thick fir and maple forest-blanketed with lush ferns and punctuated with sun lit meadows.”--Jan Shield

Introducing new resident artist Renee Rowe, who for many years directed art galleries in the Denver area  and who recently relocated to the North Coast.

Also showing new resin work by Seaside photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall. Fun Fact: Linda serves as the photographer for the historic Gilbert District Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Artist Paul Brent will offer a watercolor painting demonstration, his 2016  fall finale!  

Artist Renee Rowe will offer an impasto oil painting demonstration!

At 6:pm Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and photographer Neal Maine will speak about the local ecology and drama in habitats ” found right outside within steps from our own backyards”.

And, too, special guest speaker Sara Vickerman Gage will share the latest updates about the 2017 Beaver exhibits!

Light refreshments, LIVE music by Shirley 88 and patron gifts.

For more information please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

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

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Save the Beaver exhibition dates!

1)      February, 2017 kicks off events at Oregon State University with a reception and exhibit in The LaSells Stewart Center. The Center will display beaver-themed art and host presentations highlighting relevant research from multiple academic disciplines as part of OSU’s Year of Arts + Science.

2)      April 7, 2017 is International Beaver Day. A First Friday opening launches the second exhibit at the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s 510 Museum and ARTspace. The exhibit will continue throughout the month and include workshops, tours, and other activities.

3)      May 6, 2017 the evening First Saturday Art Walk in Seaside, Oregon will feature beavers at the Fairweather Gallery and other locations in town, along with special educational programs. Art sales continue through July.

4)      August 1, 2017 begins a month-long display and sale of beaver-themed art at the North County Recreation District gallery. The local watershed council will organize presentations on local beaver conservation projects in the newly renovated auditorium.   

5)      Fall, 2017 will likely conclude the beaver art project with an exhibit at the Oregon Zoo. The Zoo is building a new education center that will offer educational information about Northwest Wildlife, including beavers. The exact details have not been determined.

“I am working with the Wetlands Conservancy, North Coast Land Conservancy, and several coastal watershed groups on a beaver art project. The purpose is to highlight the beauty and ecological significance of beavers in creating and maintaining wetland habitat. We currently have 149  artists and 5 venues, including the Fairweather Gallery at Seaside. We will also have presentations from resource professionals, tours of beaver dams, and the author of Once They Were Hats (a new book on beaver).”  —Sara Vickerman Gage