Carmela Newstead


Color it Winter

“Color it Winter” by Neal Maine, PacificLight Images.

The common house finch has a cheerful rosy red head and a long, twittering song, which can now be heard in most of the areas North America.

Proceeds to support NCLC.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ Neal Maine for more information.

 

Please plan to  visit Fairweather House and Gallery at 612 Broadway, Seaside Oregon soon. You’ll be tickled pink!

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Pink abstract art by artist Carmela Newstead in the front window.

What is seen right now: pink sunrises, pink spring accessories, pink jewelry and, too, a new book arriving all about pink!

Pink...trending now.

Just in! House Beautiful PINK

 

Editorial Review
Library Journal
House Beautiful provides a look at a wealth of interiors showing how pink can be used to advantage in the hands of professional interior designers. Accompanying the more than 150 color photographs are captions in which designers describe their use of color in every room of the house, including entryways, family rooms, home offices, and patios. Included are two-page spreads depicting a room with a more in-depth explanation of the design and mood boards in which a designer puts together the furniture, fabrics, and colors for a project. The paint splotches with the name and manufacturer present a vivid display of the assortment of hues. A revealing look at the ways this color can be harmoniously incorporated into any décor.

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Art patrons arrive at Fairweather’s Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on May 2nd for Open Windows, an exhibition.

Mission statement: “Fairweather House and Gallery attends to the well-being of family, community and business through an uncompromising commitment to honesty, fairness, integrity and excellence.”

And, too, a selection of thank you notes recently received:

I’d like to thank you for all your recent efforts to the Arctic (Arctic Light/ Feb. 2015). I heard the even was incredible. I’ve been in the Arctic more than 20 times in the last 15 years. There is no wilder place in western North America. –Tom Campoin/ Campoin Foundation

Congratulations on the CEDR “Business service to the Community” award (Feb. 2015). You so deserve it and we’re so proud of you. You are such an awesome force for the Historic Gilbert District. –Wendy Richardson and EO Media Group

Big hip-hip-hoorahs and sincere congratulations on receiving your award at the CEDR event. You have been such a moving force among your Gilbert District neighbors and for the art community in general. You and a unique and gifted treasure. I am so honored to know you. Love, Joan S.

Your help and support have been so wonderful for me; I really can’t thank you enough for your energy and your promotion of my work. Your shop-now a gallery is of the highest quality – I wish you and your artists the greatest successes. With deep affection, Carmela Newstead/ Color Lover, April exhibition.

Thank you so much for a wonderful and another successful Seaside Art Walk. Your artistic flare was evident the minute we walked in….it truly looked amazing! It makes me very proud to be part of such a beautiful place and each Art Walk I get to know all the participants just a little better which is rewarding in itself. Thank you!!! Marga Stanley/ Open Windows, May exhibition

 

 

Thank you for a lively, fun and fabulous evening on May 2nd. Art Walk and Open Windows was a lovely event. You and your entire crew do an amazing job. Please thank Joan for me (she is so kind, friendly and thoughtful). I enjoyed painting, answering questions, mixing and mingling and speaking at Art Walk. Thank you so so much for all your hard work. 🙂 Kimberly Reed/ Open Windows artist

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Artist Kimberly Reed Painting Seaside LIVE ™

 

 

 

 

But wait, there’s more!   More thank you notes to share.  So grateful. So thankful.

“Thank you so much for the beautiful card and sentiments.  And of course, I agree, the CEDR Awards Event turned out to be a great evening, and I think everyone felt it was a total success.  I love listening to the speeches, and we had great speakers this year.  But, the best part of the evening is honoring the businesses that deserve to be acknowledged.  You are a very eloquent speaker, and it was a joy to listen to you.  You have done so much, worked so hard, and you just have a “style” that is wonderful to observe.  I agree with you, good things are happening in the Arts, thanks to people like you!  I’m so glad you had a good time at the CEDR Awards Event.”  Penny Rodgers, Administrative Assistant-Clatsop Economic Development Resources & Small Business Development Center  CEDR/SBDC

 

 

“My favorite store to stop in and browse, shop, and talk to the shop owner. Always something new and vibrant to look at. Definitely one of Seaside’s best!” Mary Tibbot


“Thank you SO very much for your letter of reference, Denise. It is humble to read and be so appreciated. Bless you!!!!”
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Shirley Smith-Yates

 

“You had a really good April for me, thanks so much, I do appreciate your hard work and consistently refreshing of the gallery.” –Michael Muldoon

“I have to let you know, I have been in a quite a few galleries, and none of them have the same warm and inviting feeling as your gallery. After I read about your background, I understood why. Your gallery allows people to imagine what the pieces of art would be like in their own homes. How that particular art-piece they are looking at would add to the creation of their home. I enjoyed being in your gallery, and have warm, happy memories about my purchase. Thank you.” S. Mulholland

Carmela Newstead

Carmela Newstead

Opening reception for Color Lover, an exhibit that focused on Northwest artists whose work offers a significant impact on the development of abstract space and color.  Creating complex and dramatic philosophical and visual metaphors, the show crosses boundaries of pictorial space to enter a vibrant realm.  And, so it was, on April 4th, Fairweather’s 100th Art Walk,  paired sweet desserts and wine, a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode, and  drawings for  door prizes, including a $100 gift certificate.    In addition, the evening highlighted an exhibition for artist/ Professor Carmela Newstead, Fairweather’s longest exhibiting artist.

Resident art photographer Neal Maine and emerging artist Gayle H. Seely  participated in art discussions.

Gayle H. Seely shows the signed card from Georgia O’Keefe received in 1981 in response to her “box of treasures” and invitation to visit the beaches of Trinidad, California. A big Georgia fan, Gayle had just returned from a show with 22 O’Keefe paintings at the Tacoma Art Museum.

And, too, a note received from the artist to Faiweather’s:
“Thanks for all your help in my emerging into the gallery world!” Sincerely, Gayle H. Seely

Resident artists Britney Drumheller and Linda Trexler spoke with passion about color and emerging landscape photographer Shaun Monahan was introduced during Fairweather’s 100th Art Walk April 4th.

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Artist Carmela Newstead shared her art stories.

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Alternate Way 18×24 $400.


“Each time I hit a snag in the road I pull back and re-evaluate my options. Wind in my face as I walk the beach encourages me to reconsider my directions, my approach to the issue in question, reconsider my solutions.”

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State of Consciousness 24×30 $800.


“Looking out my window, I see the breezes blowing the beach grass to one side, The sun peeking over the rooftops and lighting the landscape for a new day, a new opportunity to refresh myself as I look across the waves to infinity.”

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Morning Glory 30×40 $1850.

“A million wild blossoms open their eyes to the sky. Each day brings a positive vibe and offers a new start. The sky rolls to another beginning and the beach inspires me to start again.”

And, too, thank you, Carmela for your delightful lecture and your generous thank you.


“Thank you for the wonderful art walk. The gallery looked so good and the spirit was very high. It was a lovely evening. Hope your summer continues in a successful vein. I appreciate your help in all. “
–Carmela

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“Water has always been a part of my life. We have always lived near water but the ocean and the beaches of Oregon speak to me in a personal way. The rhythm of the waves, the wind blowing the grasses, shells, laying in the sand, the sun setting, and as it rises from the east, slowly lighting the beach grasses, birds and elk milling across the horizon, Tillamook Head standing mysteriously in the distance all put me in a state of reflection so I can regain some simplicity in my life. This all helps me to address my truth and express my story in my paintings. Life happens and all of its glories, pain, frustrations and joys are part of this world and who we are. It is my hope that without cultural references in my work, anybody can relate to it and hopefully find a connection with it. My mother, an artist herself, always encouraged me to express myself. She helped develop my ability to see and to speak… in a language without words that speaks to the connections of the heart.”


Artist Carmela Newstead will speak about her latest original oils during the EMERGING Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, August 2nd, 5-7:pm at Fairweather’s during a Q and A.

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State of Consciousness 24×30 Original Oil Carmela Newstead

“Looking out my window, I see the breezes blowing the beach grass to one side, The sun peeking over the rooftops and lighting the landscape for a new day, a new opportunity to refresh myself as I look across the waves to infinity.”

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Morning Glory 30×40 Original Oil Carmela Newstead

“A million wild blossoms open their eyes to the sky. Each day brings a positive vibe and offers a new start. The sky rolls to another beginning and the beach inspires me to start again.”

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Alternate Way 18×24 Original Oil Carmela Newstead

“Each time I hit a snag in the road I pull back and re-evaluate my options. Wind in my face as I walk the beach encourages me to reconsider my directions, my approach to the issue in question, reconsider my solutions.”