Pam Haunschild in her studio

About artist Pam Haunschild:

In her artistic practice, Pam explores nature.  She goes beyond realism and provides a different, very powerful vision of her natural subjects that deepens the connection between the viewer and the natural world.  Her distinctive style is colorful, highly textured and semi-abstract, but the natural forms can be identified.  She works in watermedia — both acrylics and watercolor, often in the same painting.   She builds complex, textured layers, often using natural materials that leave impressions in the paint.

Although she had a scholarship to attend art school when she was young, she went into academia instead.  After a career as social science professor at Stanford and University of Texas-Austin, Pam turned back to her first love and has been painting full time ever since.

She has been fortunate to have been selected as artist-in-residence at three National Parks:  Lassen (CA), Glacier (MT), and Lake Clark (AK), and continues to be inspired by her time there.  She has also received several private and two key public commissions:  to produce the 2019 Britt Festival playbill cover and poster art, and to design and coordinate the painting of a native plant mural at Southern Oregon University.  Her work is held in many private and public collections, including the National Park Service.

She has had her work shown as part of several juried one-person and group exhibitions and has won awards for her art, including an Award of Distinction from the Northwest Watercolor Society for her painting “Octopus Garden”.  She was juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon and is also a member of several other arts organizations.  She has been on TV and radio, and her paintings have been used in Southern Oregon literary journals and catalogue covers.


“Salmon Swim” mixed media watercolor by Pam Haunschild


Pam Haunschild, Artist’s Statement:

Being outside in nature is everything to me!  So it’s no surprise that nature is my subject.  In my paintings, I attempt to capture the essence of nature without copying it exactly.  I want to get past the obvious — to the essence of why many of us find being outside in nature soothing to our souls.  Whether this is conveying the power behind a falcon’s gaze, the wonder of the vast number and variety of creatures that live in a tidepool, or the majesty of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn, I hope to capture something that will inspire viewers to connect more deeply with the natural world.


I find artistic inspiration from living on a wooded high-elevation property near Ashland, Oregon, as well as from having held several National Park Artist-in-Residence positions (Lassen, Glacier, and Lake Clark (Alaska)). 



“Tidepool VI” mixed media watercolor by Pam Haunschild

I work with both watercolors and acrylics — often together in the same painting.  Much as nature is created through the addition and washing away of materials over time, my artistic process involves creating layers in my art.  I build textures in the paint, often using natural objects like leaves, stones, and shells.  Although later removed, they leave their impressions.  I often use paint in a way that mimics natural processes, e.g., washes of very wet color produce rivulets and wave-like patterns like those found in the ocean.  Stones texture paint in patterns that mimic wind-blown surfaces and geological layers.  The resulting paintings are colorful, highly textured, and semi-abstract, but the natural forms can still be identified. 


As John Muir says, I hope “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees” when you view my work. –Pam Haunschild




“I just got back from my trip to the coast and wanted to write to say what a pleasure it was to meet you.  And I am so honored to be represented by your beautiful Fairweather Gallery!”  Pam


Fun fact:

A series of  Pam Haunschild’s tidepool mixed media paintings were selected for the Wetlands Conservancy Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale.









Just arrived. “I AM the Wind” 24 X 36  Acrylic impasto, ghost net and hand-sewn PMD, plastic marine debris,  by Shelby Silver

I AM the Wind

I am every breath ever taken,


I AM the Wind

 My lips carry the stories of my heart and the hearts of those you’ve never met

Yet, in the stillness of the morning, you do.

I AM the Wind

I call out from a time before you

Where my weathered bare feet tamped down the path you now set your own feet upon.

I AM the Wind

The earth holds my memory

And you eat of my body and remember me. 

I AM the Wind

The confines of my mind find freedom upon the breeze caressing your skin

My thoughts, a bountiful inheritance I gift to you again and again.

I AM the wind

I am by your side all the seasons of your life and all of the seasons of your death.

WE Are the Winds

Copyright © 2019 Shelby Silver

“I  have finished this most lovely and heartfelt piece. It has been evolving and growing for several weeks and is now ready to greet the world.  Remembering our connection is remembering our responsibility to earth, sea, and all living beings.”

Blessings abundant, Shelby




Just in, as well.

“Hollow Log” 12 x 16 Acrylic Impasto, & Handsewn Plastic Marine Debris by Shelby Silver


“Gaia’s Breast” 16 x 12 Acrylic Impasto, & Handsewn Plastic Marine Debris by Shelby Silver



“These two shall have a proper debut.  They have been waiting in the wings for the perfect moment. I have carefully selected them to accompany “I AM the Wind” on the journey to Fairweather House and Gallery for June, 2019.”  Shelby Silver





Q: Who is Gaia, you ask?

A: Gaia. … In Greek mythology, Gaia (/ˈɡeɪ.ə/ or /ˈɡaɪ.ə/; from Ancient Greek Γαῖα, a poetical form of Γῆ Gē, “land” or “earth”), also spelled Gaea (/ˈdʒiːə/), is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess.


Gaia first appears as a character of divine being in the Homeric poems, in the Iliad,  black sheep were sacrificed to her, and people were declaring oaths to invoke her. Gaia was described as the giver of dreams and the nourisher of plants and young children.  In modern times, Earth scientists use the term Gaia to describe the earth as a complex living organism.



In 1970, chemist James Lovelock and his research partner Lynn Margulis (the wife of Carl Sagan at the time) proposed that the earth is a living being, self-regulating the elements to sustain life on it. This revolutionary hypothesis was seen as heretical, but has since been accepted as fact; a theory, no longer a hypothesis.


Their work suggested that in the earth chemicals all “talk” to one another to protect life on the planet; the salt in the ocean is never too salinated, the oxygen in the atmosphere never too noxious, and the temperature of the earth never grows too hostile for life to thrive. All elements work in perfect harmony to ensure life on earth is sustained.


And, too, images featuring the artist  from the Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale at the Fairweather Gallery.


Shelby Silver finding her  orca  mixed media art, “Infinite Balance”  on display.

The staging with the spot lights was not planned. The photographer Scott Saulsbury caught the artist in a pose  just about perfect, don’t you agree?

Shelby Silver visiting with a fellow artist during a reception at Fairweather’s.


Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale brought out a group of photographers for the opening reception at Fairweather’s and a gallerist…

June 1, 2019


More than 200 works of art

More than 50 artists attending

and more…!AjaRSCzcuL-sgddpIJtG6NQMGFerAQ

A clue about what happened on June 1 at 5:pm…

Pictured is Fairweather artist Emily Miller posing on a ledge …24 hours before June 1…

Stay tuned for more photos…



Before picture of the west wall of the Fairweather Gallery.

Art traveling to Seaside from OSU.

Walls are painted and spot lights set in place for the selected art.

Table displays completed.

Note: Abstract ODE to the Tides art will be displayed in less than 24 hours.

Before picture of the north wall of the gallery, as well as a blank grand piano surface.

Note: Tidal three-dimensional ODE to the TIDES art to be displayed in less than 24 hours.

Before picture of the barn door and grass cloth wall in the gallery.

Note: Under the sea ODE to the TIDES art to be hung in less than 24 hours.

Before photo of the east wall in the Fairweather Gallery.

Note: Green and blue ODE to the TIDES art will be displayed.

Note on the right side of the ladder is a plaque designating D.  Fairweather, gallerist, Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers 1986- present day.


“Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, members strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. A.S.I.D. showcases the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.”



Ode to the Tides art arrives in Seaside in a 15′  moving van on May 29 from OSU.


More than 215 works of art from selected NW artists arrives in Seaside on May 29. It has taken  more than one year of curating and selecting Ode to the Tides art. The artists selected for the exhibit created separate and secure boxes and shipping containers as the ODE to the TIDES Art Show and Sale is a traveling exhibit throughout Oregon May-December 2019.

North east wall of the gallery.

Note: In the estuary critters Ode to the Tides art to be displayed in less than 24 hours.

A team of dedicated volunteers unpacked art on May 30 in the wee hours of the morning.


“All of this made possible within 24 hours with a lot of help from volunteer artists who worked tirelessly Just to name a few: Mary Burgess, Tom Willing, Jane McGeehan, Emily Miller, curator Sara Vickerman and driver Jeff Gage. Thank you to the City of Seaside for saving the parking spaces on Broadway for the caravan of deliveries as it was transported (by SUV’s one trip at a time from the airport hangar/warehouse).”  D. Fairweather


Note received
“The Corvallis/OSU run of the Ode to the Tides art exhibit has been a success.   Tina, the La Sells Stewart  Gallery director said there has been a lot of traffic and excitement about the show and pieces sold. The show has now been installed in Seaside at Fairweather Gallery and Beach Books, where it is being promoted as part of the Seaside Art Walk with a harp concert. There will also be a lecture by Neal Maine (local naturalist and photographer) on June 13 at the Library from 6-8 PM.  


Thank you all for your involvement in this project, as it is a great opportunity to get people excited about the conservation of our oceans and estuaries through your beautiful art work. Next to the ocean and estuaries themselves, you are the best ambassadors. We are expecting a great turnout of artists in Seaside Saturday for the opening. If you miss Art Walk, hopefully you can make it Seaside before the show closes at the end of June. We are planning lots of special events for later this summer when the show moves to Newport. We will keep you posted.”

Esther and Sara

Sara Vickerman, art curator

Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale

Esther Lev, Executive Director

The Wetlands Conservancy

4640 SW Macadam, #50

Portland OR, 97239

Office: 503.227.0778!AjaRSCzcuL-sgddpIJtG6NQMGFerAQ


Link to the images of the  art arriving.


Grace note:

In gratitude to Neal Maine for suggesting that the ODE to the TIDES art could be displayed in his PacificLight Images section of the Fairweather Gallery.  Do not fret, dear NCLC friends, Neal’s art will be on display in the front window and on the south wall of the gallery.



“First Look” original oil on canvas of a pair of pelicans  by Paul Brent.

Also pictured:

“Impressions of France” watercolor series by Paul Brent.  Sandpipers on the beach in Seaside, Oregon, two oils by Paul Brent, art glass by bowl by Sandy and Bob Lercari and sand dollar art glass in a frame by Bob Heath. In addition, a trio of landscape paintings that will be featured in the ODE to the TIDES exhibit, opening June 1 at Fairweather’s and will be on view in Seaside through June 30.

The traveling exhibit includes artwork of all kinds, from paintings to fiber, wood, stone, glass and ceramics. With regional and local artists displaying their work, the exhibit and sale bring together a multitude of styles and creativity. The exhibit will feature juried art for purchase. A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to conserve Oregon’s Coastal estuaries. Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities. To view the art selection for the Ode to the Tides Show and Sale, go to!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y


To read more about the artist, please visit artist tab/ Paul Brent


And, too, to read about Hurricane Michael and the Paul Brent Gallery in Florida, to to:




And, now take a note! After June 5, 2019 Paul Brent returns to Seaside Oregon for the 2019 summer season and will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE episode at Fairweather’s on the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks in July, August and September.

Paul Brent starts a painting at the beginning of the summer at Fairweather’s


Completed “Great Blue Heron” oil painting by Paul Brent.


Take a note! Paul Brent, wearing a Seaside baseball cap, arrived on June 5 for the summer and fall arts season at Fairweather’s.



Paul Brent is pictured with his Ode to the Tides works of art at the gallery.

For more about the Ode to the Tides, please go to:
Wetlands Conservancy presents ‘Ode to the Tides’ | Photos ……ode-to-the-tides/article_da874034-71e5-11e9-886b-…
May 11, 2019 – The exhibit will feature juried art for purchase. A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to …




    “Swanson”  hand made ceramic octopus  by Chelsie Corey.                 

“Swanson is purple with mossy spots. He takes himself very seriously, likes mahogany desks, and hanging out in home libraries.”




“Merwin”  hand made ceramic octopus  by Chelsie Corey.                   

“Merwin is a glossy peppered raspberry color.  He is a P38  pilot and loves flying over the Oregon Coast.”



“Kileea” hand made ceramic octopus  by Chelsie Corey.                

“Kileea has a glossy black finish with red spots. She dazzles her ocean friends with her eight legs as she cartwheels across the ocean floor.”



“Quinmree” hand made ceramic octopus  by Chelsie Corey. 

“Quinmree is the very best! She lights up a room with her charm and confidence.”


“Taylor” hand made ceramic octopus  by Chelsie Corey.   

“Taylor has a glossy seafoam green crackle finish. His favorite color is deep moss green. He lives at the Oregon Coast but dreams of living in Maui.”



“Twins” ” hand made ceramic octopuses by Chelsie Corey.   

“Twin 1: Hanson is a glossy turquoise color with gold spots and eyes that match. He is very curious, adventurous, and sometimes gets into a lot of  trouble.”



“Twin 2: Eugene is the twin brother of Hanson. He has an undersea garden and collection of treasures that all other octopuses envy.”



Q: Are they “octopuses”? Are they “octopi”?     

A: It’s hard not to be in awe of an octopus. Not only is it one of Earth’s smartest invertebrates, but it seems like it’s from another planet. It has psychedelic skin,   shape-shifting skills and eight arms that hold two-thirds of its neurons. A wild octopus uses its diffuse, alien brain to find prey and evade predators. In captivity, it wows humans by solving mazes, using tools and escaping tanks.

One of the octopus’s most vexing mysteries, however, is more about etymology than biology. The animal may be one in a million, but what do we call two or more of them? Are they “octopuses”? Are they “octopi”? Or is there another, even more esoteric word that’s technically the most correct? Yes, yes and yes. Nothing is ever simple with octopodes.

“Octopi” is a commonly used plural, and it seems to make sense. After all, similar words that end in -us are pluralized with an -i ending, like foci, loci or alumni. But while focus, locus and alumnus are Latin words, octopus hails from ancient Greek.

However, octopi “has no etymological basis.” It only exists due to a modern fallacy that octopus comes from Latin. Its actual origin is the Greek word oktopous, which literally means “eight-footed.” The -us in octopus is thus a relic of the Greek pous for “foot,” not the  Latin ending whose plural form is -i. That means the correct plural is octopodes, but “octopuses probably works better in English.”



“Born and raised in PDX. Art is the most motivating force in my life. I have always felt a deep connection to the ocean, the octopus is my muse.”



But, wait there’s more! Seven fun facts about octopuses.


  1.  Octopuses are widely considered to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates. Scientists say octopuses are capable of learning from experience and maintaining short- and long-term memory. They’ve also been observed using tools in an intelligent manner for personal fortresses.
  1.  Octopuses have three hearts and blue blood. Two hearts serve to move blood past the gills, while the third pumps blood through the rest of the body.
  1.  They aren’t called “tentacles,” they’re called ‘’arms.”  Tentacles are reserved for squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses. Octopuses have eight arms, zero tentacles.
  1.  Each arm has a mind of its own. Some two-thirds of an octopus’s neurons reside in its arms, meaning they can react to stimuli and function at a fairly high level on their own, even when severed from the body.
  1. Since octopuses have no bones in their bodies, they can squeeze through the tiniest of cracks, making them masterful escape artists.
  2. Their camouflage abilities are out of this world. For ocean predators, octopuses are some of the most difficult prey to spot. Their skin changes color and pattern to blend in with their surroundings. Even when you find yourself looking directly at an octopus, chances are you won’t realize it.
  1. Partly because they can “see” with their skin. Scientists recently found that octopus skin contains the same light-sensitive proteins present in octopus eyes, meaning an octopus’s skin can sense and respond to light without information from the eyes or brain.


And, too, they whistle!

Chelsie Corey

Copyright © 2019





R.J. Marx performed LIVE on May 4.  Art by Lisa Sofia Robinson and Barbara Rosbe Felisky; calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and Brenda Gordon.


Art walk hostesses staged a photo for the opening reception of Portraiture, Fairweather’s May exhibition.

Carolyn Macpherson painted LIVE during a gallery event. Segmented wood vases and shells by Mike Brown; pottery by Suzy Holland; painting by James Waterman and wood boxes by Ray Noregaard.


Blue Bond painted en plein air  outside on Broadway at Fairweather’s.


Neal Maine lectured during Fairweather’s ‘Portraiture’ opening reception.  Photographs by Neal Maine and Michael Wing; glass are by Bob and Rox Heath.


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Photos and collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for the opening reception of Portraiture.


Photographer Scott Saulsbury stepped up to the plate to fill-in for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Faiweather’s after hours event photographer.

Fun Fact: Linda selected Scott and they both had Neal Maine as a teacher at Seaside High.


Guy and Karen Rainsberger poured for Parrett Mountain Cellars at Fairweather’s Wine Walk.  Art by Britney Drumheller, Diane Copenhaver and Emily Miller.


Shirley 88 played  LIVE during the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  Fused glass by Mike Fox.


More than 800 tid-bits were consumed during four hours of the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  In addition, back up “In the Mist” books by Russell J. Young and stored Odes to the Tides flyers, Fairweather’s JUNE exhibition.


Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hostesses served as SDDA Spring Wine Walk hostesses on May 18 at Fairweather’s.   And, yes, the ladies  dressed to complement each other.

Hundreds of  guests came to the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s. Art by Paul Brent;  Chanel jewelry by Reneé Hafeman and photographs on bamboo by Don Frank.


Late in the month of May, Blue Bond made the announcement that he sold his painting  of “Willie Nelson” to the country music legend Willie Nelson!!!


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