Carmela Newstead

Original watercolor by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, handmade spring column candles, mouthblown glass, hand turned wood candle sticks, pottery by Suzy Holland, mouth blown stemware by Rox Heath, vintage bird feeder and bird house, silk and chenille throw pillows.

Pastel by Gretha Lindwood, pair of whimsical artworks by Marga Stanley, mouth blown art glass, hand made potter vase, hand wired silk iris stem, hand beeded flowers, contemporary floral by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett and art cards by Leah Kohlenberg, glassware by Robin and Rox Heath.

Art by Toni Avery, handmade tea pot by Kate Carlye, hand-forged candle sticks, fused glass by Carolyn Lindberg and mouth blown art vase

Pottery by Suzy Holland and oil painting by Carmela Newstead.

Art by Leah Kohlenberg, textile art by Linda Olson..

Handmade birdie pillow by Cherry Jones Harris, feather motif handmade journal by Christine Trexel, mouth blown art glass, pottery and platters hand made by Maria Hudson.

Handmade glass by Bob Heath.

Handmade glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari.



Handmade glass by Christine Downs, fused glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari, urchin rocks by Kandy Schwartz, and ocean oil by Sandy and Bob Lercari.

Outdoor garden **folly filled with  cattail dyed green spheres and handmade moss decorative moss spheres.


**Q:  What is a garden folly, you ask?

A: A garden folly is usually considered a building or structure that is designed for decoration with no other purpose than to add a touch of whimsy or extravagance to the surrounding landscape. The term began as “a name for any costly structure considered to have shown folly in the builder” and was often named after the individual who commissioned or designed the project. The connotations of silliness or madness in this definition are in accord with the general meaning of the French word “folie”; however, another older meaning of this word is “delight.”

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


“This exhibit’s expectation lies in its possibility to present fresh, new perspectives, inspiration, experiences, reflection and even the possibility for transcendence in some way. Indeed, the meaning of “fresh start” is the beginning of a new period or step.  The North Coast land, truly, is in full springtime bloom for FRESH START, Fairweather’s March exhibition.”

Salt enhanced watercolor by Paul Brent, encaustic beeswax painting by Peg Wells, pastel by Kathy Moberg,  archival papyrus pen and ink, rice paper by Zifen Qian, mixed media on easel by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

“The works included in this exhibit use either new materials or methods and techniques to amplify the meaning in the content of their art. Adding or embedding new materials to the surface creates surprise, and occasionally, deeper interpretation and understanding of the subject.” –Agnes Field, curator

Mixed media art mask by Jorjett Strumme, miniature oil by Barbara Rosbe Felisky, impasto oil paintings by Leah Kohlenberg and Painting Seaside LIVE(tm) Paul Brent.

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall


Art in photo:   Carmela Newstead chiseled oil on linen, Agnes Field fresco art and a series of three impasto oils framed in basswood by Martha Lee. Photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


Exploring New Surfaces, a Fairweather exhibition, through October 31.

“Intersection” by Carmela Newstead.

20 x 24 oil on linen.

Hot lights coming all at once. 

Decisions to be made.

Movement forward.


Just like life.



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612 Broadway Street

Exploring New Surfaces, an exhibition curated by Agnes Field, Astoria based artist with a Master’s Degree in Studio Fine Art from New York University. The work included in this exhibit use either new materials or methods and techniques to amplify the meaning in the content of their art.  Adding or embedding new materials to the surface creates surprise, and occasionally, deeper interpretation and understanding of the subject.


The October exhibit includes Leah Kohlenberg and Kathy Moberg and Carmela Newstead. 



Grace note from the artist.


“My new paintings will arrive  to you on  Sept. 22, 2018!” –Carmela



SOLD! “Meditations”   by Carmela Newstead.

16 x 20 oil on linen. 

A focused moment removed from the daily pressures give us relief and a quiet time to renew our commitment to a purposeful life.



“Journey to the Next Day” by Carmela Newstead.

18 x 24 oil on linen. 

Each day brings the  opportunities of a lifetime.  

Each day brings a chance to do something worthwhile.

Each day is a golden gift to cherish.



“Beach Time” by Carmela Newstead.

24 x 30 oil on linen. 

Everyday at the beach is filled with excitement and serenity. 

The waves. The kites. The children playing.

Testing waves to lick your ankles fills us with joy. 

The slow retreat of the waves. 

The caress of the sky. 

The breeze that brings the ocean to us. 

Brings us serenity.

Beach Time.

A gift.

And, too, news article  about Carmela Newstead mailed to Fairweather’s from Yakima art patron C. Gamache. | Yakima, Washington – We Tell Your Stories

The Arts Scene: Stop and view… by David Lynx, executive director of the Larson Gallery at Yakima Valley College, for the Yakima Herald-Republic Aug 18, 2018

YAKIMA, Wash. — The new Caffe’ 11th Avenue is a bit different than the usual coffee shop, as the walls are bright white and the room is filled with natural daylight. I had not thought about how coffee shops are usually colored in shades of brown — most likely to echo the colors of coffee itself.


The Caffe’ is the right spot to show the paintings of Carmela Newstead. Her colorful floral works add to the ambiance of a morning breakfast room.


Newstead has been painting scenes of the Yakima Valley since 1971. She studied with R.K. Smith and Robert Fisher at Yakima Valley College. She then attended the Pratt School of Art in Seattle and has taken numerous workshops, including those of Margarette Olson Fletcher and Zolton Szabo.

Newstead has been a visiting art instructor in the Yakima School District and has had private students, both children and adults. Her work has been seen in solo and group exhibits throughout Washington, Oregon and California. She is represented by Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, Ore.


She finds color to be a great inspiration and feels that the flowers of Yakima “share their color and beauty with her.”

Randy La Pierre, project manager of Caffe’ 11th Avenue — or as he terms it, “chief cat-herder” — had wanted Newstead to be the first artist shown at the cafe since it was scheduled to open.


For more about the artist, please go to  ..artists/ …Carmela Newstead.


Copyright © 2018   by Carmela Newstead for  Fairweather House and Gallery.


The art of Carmela Newstead on display.


A thank you note from Carmela Newstead.

Tue, Oct 16, 6:09 PM


 Abstract watercolors by Donna Sanson, Oregon  myrtlewood cribbage board, segmented vase and nautilus sculptures by Mike Brown.

Crafted by NW hands.

Folded book art by Mary Boitta, en caustic art (aptly titled “Remembering Autumn”) by Peg Wells, origami by Peggy Evans, leather work by Luans Leathers, en caustic crows by Kathryn Delany and hand painted tiles by Sandy Applegate.

Abstracts by Diane Copenhaver and glass art by Bob Heath.


Handmade curly willow, mouth blown glass,  hand-made book and box by Christine Trexel.

Coral glass by Rinee Merritt, glass platters by Sandy and Bob Lecari and plein air oil by Lisa Wiser.


En caustic  art, ocean debris baskets, sea urchin bowls, moon platter by Emily Miller, mixed media stone art by Peggy Stein, abstract drip by Kimberly Reed and oil paintings by Sharon Kathleen Johnson.


Abstract miniatures by Tanya Gardner.


Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, watercolor by Bill Baily and pottery by Suzy Holland.


Abstract oil by Carmela Newstead.



Abstracts by Zifen Qian, maple bowls by Daniel Harris, watercolor by Paul Brent, landscape by Bill Baily and seascape  by Victoria Brooks.



For Shape and Color.

Art masks by Jorjett Strumme.

Paintings with pressed flowers on metal by Mike Mason. Anny Sears, model, with pressed foliages by Mike Mason.



Pastel landscape by Carmela Newstead, vintage jewelry necklace by Reneé Hafeman and en caustic blue abstract by Kimberly Kent.

Sunset oil paintings  by Nicholas Oberling, photograph by Neal Maine, pastels by Lynda Campbell and seascapes by Ron Nicolaides.


Mixed media diptych by Gary Pearlman, raw edged walnut bowl by Mike Brown and paper box sculpture by Christine Trexel.

Miniature oils by Barbara Rosbe Felisky.


Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“Color and Shape” exhibition through September 30th.

The show covers every aspect of art, textures, materials and finishes, highlighting the quintessentially colorful fall season.

Grace note to the artists…


“Shape and Color, Fairweather’s September exhibition, would not be such a success without the beautiful work created by NW hands.  The selected artists provided new work to highlight the annual fall show.  We thank them all for the extraordinary opportunity to tell a seasonal story with their art.  Truly, the artists offered new exceptional work, and by doing so, they encourage those of us in the arts, to do more.”  Fairweather Gallery

Abstract series of three by Jan Rimmerman, seascape oil by Karen E. Lewis and pottery by Suzy Holland.  Shape and Color gallery hostesses Katie, Kemy Kay, Joan, Bonnie and Denise.


And, too, a grace note received from a gallery hostess to share.

“Thank you for the beautiful crystal I picked out for a gift.  Most, of all, thanks for bringing the utmost beauty to many, many people.  Most of all, thanks for inviting me to work in your stunning establishment.  It delights my eyes every time I come in.  Your artists are beyond comparison.” Kemy Kay

A grace note received from an artist.


“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself  what makes you come alive and then do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” –Howard Thurman, educator and theologian.
“Thank you for your encouragement and support in showing and growing my art.  You have created such a wonderful group of artists, and display our work in beautiful ways.  I am extremely grateful for your friendship and aliveness in out shared vision.”  Gayle H. Seely

For more about the gallery, please go to

State of Conscious. Original abstract oil.

Carmela Newstead,  featured artist, June 2017.

For ICONIC, an exhibition.

Definition of iconic:

1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon

2: widely recognized and well-established •an iconic brand name

3: widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence •an iconic image  •an iconic vacation

Fairweather House and Gallery


For more information about the artist, please go to  artists tab/ Carmela Newstead


“Life’s challenges are like climbing mountains

Look ahead, to the sky, to the birds

Don’t fall back into the sea.”

In addition, showing at the Larson Gallery in Yakima, Washington, a gallery dedicated to supporting artists that are teachers and educators from the Yakima College, Carmela selected specific original works of art for her on-going exhibitions Fairweather House & Gallery.

She and her husband, Dr. Bob Newstead, had a summer home in Gearhart, Oregon and has been a frequent guest of honor during the Art Walk events at Fairweather’s.

Carmela’s family moved from Chicago from New York, leaving a huge Italian family from which they have never broken their deep ties. After earning a degree in Education and then teaching, she married and moved to many different states. She had already been studying art at the University of Iowa and continued with private instructors in California while living there. In Yakima, attending the Yakima College, she reaped life-long art benefits from R. K. Smith’s and Robert Fisher’s skilled instruction.

Later, Carmela attended Pratt School of Art in Seattle and numerous workshops including those of Margarette Olson Fletcher and Zolton Szabo.

Over the years she has been a visiting art professor in the Yakima School District and has had private students both children and adults. Carmela has received numerous awards in juried shows. She has been in many solo exhibits and group exhibits throughout Washington, Oregon and California.

About Carmela Newstead’s art in the LARSON GALLERY, Yakima, WA

In its 6oth year, the “Central Show” featured 113 artists, including Carmela Newstead. Juror, Greg Kucera, owner of the well-known Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, welcomed artists from Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Walla Walla, and Yakima counties to the Larson Gallery. In his juror’s statement, Kucera states, “There was a pleasing level of well-made works that restores my confidence in artists who are getting their hands dirty to make this work.”

In addition, Carmela Newstead has shown work in the Oak Hollow Gallery in Yakima, as well.


Grace note received:



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 Neal Maine for more information.


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

spring window

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.

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


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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“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

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