Whelpsy Whelp, Fairweather’s 2017 emerging artist

Whelpsy is known for her detailed pen and ink drawings over watercolor collage backgrounds.

A Curious Discovery. Original art. Pen and ink, watercolor, mixed media.

A versatile artist with experience in media ranging from digital art to leatherwork, Whelpsy takes her inspiration from psychology, the natural world and the delicate beauty of life and death.


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Her work often features a whimsical mix of animals and fantasy. Themes of recycling and rebirth of ideas can be frequently found throughout her art.

She is a firm believer in originality; “People seem to think there are no original ideas left. I do not think that could possibly be true; given there are so many wonderful combinations of concept and subject. I strive to find new and unique ways to surprise the viewer with every piece.”


With art, that pushes the boundaries of emotion and expression, Whelpsy is guided by her philosophy that there is no greater joy than bringing these ideas to life.




Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Launching 2017 emerging artist Whelpsy Whelp, selected through a regional audition process and who received intense gallery mentoring throughout the year.

FINDINGS: an exhibition through August 2017


 FINDINGS will be the 11th (!) annual emerging artist exhibition in the gallery introducing current emerging artist Whelpsy Whelp.   Fairweather has launched NW emerging artists Britney Drumheller, Nick Brakel, Linda Trexler, Ashley Howarth, Diane Copenhaver, Ashley Howarth, Gayle H. Seely, Kristin Qian and Rebecca Gore throughout the years. Several of the talented artists will be in attendance to discuss the development of their work and the ideas that drive their creativity.  This is an event you do not want to miss!


In addition, at the opening reception for the exhibit FINDINGS, will feature the juxtaposing an array of art from artists found at the recent BEAVER TALES ART SHOW and EXHIBITION in Seaside. New art by Emily Miller, Mariana Mace,  JoAnn Pari-Mueller and  Chris Boyer will be revealed, work created to depicting the pleasure of beach combing.

Seaside nature photographer, ecologist and biologist Neal Maine will speak at 6:pm. Summer time beverages and light bites.



Celebrating 13 years in 2017, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is all about the arts.  Visitors meet artists, enjoy light bites, view artist demonstrations, see new work or enjoy live performances in music. The event is a free and held in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. The next Art Walk is August 5th 5-7: pm.  Complimentary parking is on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.


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