Barbara Martin


 

 

 

 

Mercury glass lamps with silk shades, convex carved star mirror, vintage (circa 1906) atlas book, recycled wood console table and cast plaster decorative picture frame.

 

 

Close up detail of vintage atlas, opened to the North Pole.

 

Fairweather’s grand piano dressed for the winter.   Hand forged  bronze candelabra, fused glass bowl by Mike Fox, handmade paper box by Christine Trexel, sea glass and silver earrings by Mary Boitta, suede and chenille throw, silk and linen decorative throw pillow, chiseled glass and seeded glass vases and hand-made pottery by Suzy Holland.

Oil pastels in gold frames by Joanne Donaca, dichroic glass platter by Mike Fox, oil on canvas, by Blue Bond, cashmere plaid throw, aubergine silk tufted pillows with down insert, chenille and silk leopard print decorative pillows,  mouth blown amethyst plate by Rinee Merritt,  lazer cut wood snow flakes, handmade birch branch pedestals, handmade twig runner and hand-thrown pottery by Suzy Holland.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

Our winter hours

Mon, Thu, Fri and Sat 11-5

Sunday 11-3

Please note!

Closed Tues and Wed until spring

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

 

A premier source for stylish, chic, one-of-kind livable furnishings and original art.

Featuring the most extraordinary accessories in glass, wood, stone, bronze and sculpture.

Representing a collection of fine art by an exceptional group of regional artists from traditional to transitional, contemporary to realism, and impressionism to emerging art.

 

 

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“le Petit Garcon” by Barbara Martin.  Art chosen for Fairweather’s Shape and Color exhibition  selected as poster child for a show that opens on Sept. 7 in Chico, California!

AWARDED BEST IN SHOW!

 

 

 

 

 

“Super Elf”  by Barbara Martin’s SuperPly series, some of which are on display and available for sale at Fairweather’s during September for the Shape and Color exhibition.

Notes from Barbara Martin

 

“One of my SuperPly series won the Juror’s Award at the show in San Francisco’s Arc Gallery in June.

Another of my SuperPly series won a Blue Ribbon Award at the huge open show in Lake Oswego’s Festival of the Arts in June.” —Barbara Martin

 

Magnolia Pod by Edlee Quensell for Shape and Color through September. 

“As a young child from Yakima, my creativity started with playing a variety of wood musical instruments. Then, as a young man, I progressed to designing and handcrafting jewelry and leather products that were displayed at  galleries throughout seven western states. Wood turning, wall art, and sculpture has been my focus. Current techniques include texturing, coloring, and pyrography. As for subjects, I have been focusing on NW landscape, western motif, marine and wild life.” Edlee  Quensell

Note from Edlee Quensell…

“Received Honorable mention Award for wood sculpture “Sun Rays & Moon Phases” at WA STATE FAIR Fine Art Gallery. Sculpture sold during Preview Night Gala 8/30/18.!”  Edleee

 

 

Note from Victoria Brooks…

“My plein air-painting workshop at Lake Como, Italy has only a couple of spots left! It is September 19-26, 2018. More info  at http://www.toscanaamericana.com/victoriabrookslakecomo.html –Victoria Brooks

 

 

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

 Last call.

“Sense of Place”, an exhibition through June 30 featuring regional artists Melissa Jander, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Rebecca Gore, Christine Trexel and more.

 

“Seaside Dreams”  by Melissa Jander. Original oil on linen.

 

For “Cascade Melody” by artist Karen E. Lewis. Original oil.

 

“Kites at Cannon Beach” by Emily Miller.  Original watercolor.

 

Christine Trexel handmade paper, hand made journal.

 

In addition, the gallery continues to show new artists Jan Rimerman and Barbara Martin through June 30.

 

“Secrets of the Stream” by Jan Rimerman.  Mixed media.

 

“Everyone connects with their own experiences whether from their childhood, recent memories or perhaps where they would like to be in the future,”  Jan Rimerman.

 

“Across from…” mixed media by Barbara Martin

Barbara Martin has work contemporary in style and that leans toward the abstract and sometimes surreal or visionary.

 

Don’t miss our June exhibition, celebrating original art created specifically for “Sense of Place!”

And, too, see and find  exclusive accessories, selected specifically for “Sense of Place.”

 

For more information, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Take a note!

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

July 7, 5-7:pm

Opening artist’s reception for “Ocean Folk”, an exhibition featuring regional artists:  oil and watercolor paintings by Paul Brent, oil paintings by Victoria Brooks, abstract art by Barbara Martin, whimsical art by Marga Stanley and acrylic paintings by Jan Shield.

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. 25% of July sale proceeds in support of conservation.

“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.

Artists will offer talks about their “Ocean Folk” artwork.

Eagle conservation lecture by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE™ demonstrations by Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks and Carolyn Macpherson.

Light bites.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

“Sense of Place” Fairweather’s June exhibition opened on June 2 with LIVE music featuring  western songs by guitarist Ron Burghard, luscious treats (featured watercolor art by Bill Baily), sunny weather, hostesses dressed in denim and art loving patrons.

 

 

 

Minutes before the “Sense of Place” opening, finishing touches completed for Fairweather’s front display by Kathy B., director of hospitality. Featured art:  “Dune Grass” plein air painting by Bev Drew Kindley, “Ocean” original oil on board by Melissa Jander, “Beach Finds” watercolor/ mixed media by Rosemary Klein,  raku pottery by Emily Miller, “Waves” original oil on linen by Ron Nicolaides, jewelry by Mary Boitta and calligraphy by Penelope Culberson.

Melissa Jander

“Sense of Place” oil painting artist

 

 

Christine Trexel

“Sense of Place”  paper craft artist

 

Watercolor on yupo artist Carolyn Macpherson

Seaside Painting LIVE ™ demonstration

Barbara Martin

“Sense of Place” mixed media artist


Jan Rimerman

“Sense of Place” mixed media artist

 

 

Before the Fairweather show opening, talented and inventive regional artists arrived to pose together at the opening reception for “Sense of Place”.  Left to right: Barbara Martin, curator Denise Fairweather, Amy Osborne, Carolyn Macpherson, Jan Rimerman, Christine Trexel and Melissa Jander.

 

 

 

 

 

“Sense of Place” through June 30

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With appreciation to Art Walk photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

Grace note received from artist Bev Drew Kindley:

“Thanks for choosing some of my paintings for the Sense Of Place show!”   

 

“The Escarpment” by Barbara Martin

Mixed media

Q: What is an escarpment, you ask?

A:  An escarpment  is a long, high area of continuous rock that has one steep side.  The Oregon coast escarpments are  deeply serrated, having been carved up by watercourses over millions of years.

An escarpment image along the Oregon coast.

About the artist:

Barbara Martin grew up on three continents — and has lived in ten states coast to coast. She earned an MBA, is a certified creativity coach and teaches  art classes.

She is a guild member of the Arts Council Lake Oswego, the Green Cab, and Westside Art Share near Portland.

Her work is contemporary in style and leans toward the abstract and sometimes surreal or visionary.

Barbara Martin

Descended from a line of story tellers and herbalists, inspirations come from repressed dreams and the natural world.

Recent recognitions include a juror’s award in the national “Dream” show at ARC Gallery in San Francisco, and publication in numerous journals.

 

 

 

 

In addition, to  the June 2018 Fairweather Gallery’s “Sense of Place” exhibition, Barbara Martin’s juried Oregon shows include “Abstract Catalyst” at Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, the 2017 Portland BIG 500, and “Raining Cats and Dogs” at the Portland’5.

 

 

Grace note received.

“Just got word I’ve been awarded a generous RACC Professional Development grant!!! Super helpful and really exciting looking ahead.” –-Barbara Martin

 

Barbara Martin’s rough draft of her artist speech for the opening reception at Fairweather’s.  Note, even the paper is colorful!

 

 

Barbara Martin did just fine,”  posted Linda Fenton Mendenhall/ Art Walk photographer.

 

And, so,  now, a quote dedicated to Barbara Martin: from a Fairweather art card:

 

Perseverance

If a task is one begun

Never leave it until it is done.

Be it labor big or small,

Do it well or not at all.

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Quote shared from a Fairweather art card.

 

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