“Observing Botany”  calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

Fairweather House & Gallery offers an exhibition between the study of botany and fine art.  Throughout April the “Observing Botany” exhibition offers original artwork in watercolor, graphite, colored pencil and pen-and-ink and the exploration of the many styles, forms and approaches unique to botanical illustration. Regional artists were on hand at the opening reception during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk to answer questions, provide interesting facts or anecdotes and to demonstrate their art techniques.

 

 

 

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And, too, many of the dedicated artists traveled to the reception through high winds and sideways rain!

Indeed, an Art Walk evening is not a dress rehearsal… the gallery “proceeded as the way opened” (Amish saying) to  create an art academy evening for the artists and hostesses.

“US National Weather Service/ Apr. 7 at 10:55am: Strongest winds Saturday have been delayed, but are coming. Winds will increase Saturday reaching their peak by evening. Beaches and headlands likely to see gusts to 70 mph, coastal communities gusts to 60 mph. Exposed ridges along the Coast Range should have gusts to 60 mph. These strong winds did not  produce local power outages, falling trees and branches and power lines.”

 

 

Grace note to the artists:

Clearly, the compilation of the Fairweather exhibit, “Observing Botany”, was the work of a dedicated team of artists. and would have been impossible without your enthusiastic support and beautiful art. 

 

 

Many  enjoyed viewing your art and appreciated the opportunity to learn more about botany from fellow artists.

 

Observing Botany would have been impossible without enthusiastic support of the artists.

 

 

“Thank you, Denise, for all that you do.  Very, very nice photos from your photographer. The reception was better attended than I expected, considering the weather and the Gallery looked stunning!”  –Penelope Culbertson