Carolynn Wagler

Shortie I for A FINE LINE.

Mixed media art by Bill Baily, woven bamboo basket by Charles Schweigert, black and white gull art by Leah Brown, encaustic art by Peg Wells, pen and ink drawings by Waka Takahashi Brown, photo by Susan Romersa, pottery by Suzy Holland and photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Shortie II for A FINE LINE.

Pen and ink shell studies, oak leaf watercolor and grape painting by Paul Brent.

Shortie III for A FINE LINE.

Art by Jan Shield, platter by Teresa Weisman-Knight,  semi-precious bracelets by Mary Bottita and watercolor by Carolynn Wagler.



Shortie IV for A FINE LINE.

Pen, ink and wax art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.


Shortie V for A FINE LINE.

Handmade books by Christine Trexel and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.


Shortie VI for A FINE LINE.

Fused glass by Mike Fox, watercolors by Carolyn Macpherson and handmade glass by Bob Heath and Christine Downs.

Shortie VII for A FINE LINE.

Hand painted sea urchin rocks, signed and dated, by Kandy Schwartz.


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


On view 

October 5-31


A FINE LINE”  an exhibition of representational and non-representational works of art. Working with different media the selected artists experiment with linear mark making in its widest sense. Each artist produced works inspired by places and spaces in the natural environment.

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Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Handwritten thank you notes are so infrequent in our digital age that when one is received, it makes a statement. Sharing a few recent notes received.


“You are such an incredible inspiration. Thank you for doing so much to care for this precious coast and its people and for your amazing contributions to the planet. With deep gratitude.” Katie Voelke, Executive Director, NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy, June 2019.


Katie Voelke, Executive Director/ North Coast Land Conservancy at Fairweather’s.


“I count on being in your gallery one of the most thrilling things in my life.  I enjoyed the show so much.  So did my family, who made a weekend in Seaside we will never forget.  Bless you for including me in your wonderful group of artists. It was fun to see a father unable to hold back his tears while watching his daughter give her talk at Fairweather’s.”  Carolynn Wagler June 2019


Carolynn Wagler, artist, and daughter with Saundra, gallery hostess.


“Thank you for a beautiful reception.  You are a class act.  I spent some time at the beach recently and talked to many business owners about the  current show at Fairweather’s.  Many knew you and said wonderful things about you and the gallery.  What a grand entity you have created.”  Jan Rimerman  July 2019


MAKING WAVES opening artist reception. July 2019

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer.


Q: Guess who visited recently on a Monday during the high season at the beach, you ask?

A: UK, Texas, Kentucky, Hood River, Arizona, Bend, New York, Seattle Florida, Colorado, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Tacoma, Missouri, Idaho, BC and California. And too, all visited on Monday July 8, 2019!  “Lots of people in; lots of appreciation for all the hard work you do for everyone,” Joan Smith, gallery hostess.

Over the years, more than 1500 hand written thank you notes have been mailed to the featured artists after an opening reception.

Joan Smith,  Fairweather’s Director of Style, has suggested a different hostess dress code for every exhibition since 2009.  For July 2019, Joan recommended dressing in blue and white for the opening reception of MAKING WAVES.

Kathy B., Fairweather’s Director of Hospitality, has created gorgeous plates of hors d’oeuvres, for every exhibit has been distinctive. For July 2019, Kathy designed  ruffle cups of blue berries and nuts combined with chocolate brownies.

Joan Smith, a retired school principal, has proof read each unique thank you note composed for over 140 exhibitions.  Indeed, Joan  corrected the grammar in the rough draft  with a red pen, always the educator


See how we giggle? What, did you say, another show post, so soon???  Indeed, it be summertime.  Truly ’tis high season at the beach. Joan, Kathy and Denise.

Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway
August month-long exhibition
Opening reception during
Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Aug. 3, 5-7:pm

In the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside


Jan Rimerman finished her July 2019 note to the gallery with the news.

“I will get you my September show synopsis to you soon.”  

And, so, we  now share our September show theme.

CONTRASTS  Sept 7- 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Opening artist reception September 7, 5-7:pm during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

“Lady in Orange” original oil on canvas by Blue Bond.

‘Portraiture’ exhibition on view at Fairweather’s through May 29.




“The secret of mastering the portrait, look no further than the eyes.”  Blue Bond


“Portraiture” exhibition now on view through May 29 at Fairweather’s.


Blue Bond self-portrait. On the ledge above:  “Sunbather” original oil on wood panel by Blue Bond;  “Lady” by Susan Romersa, “Jay and Mr. D.” watercolor by Carolynn Wagler  and “Wine Bottle Still Life” by Barbara Rosbe Felisky.

Blue Bond, artist, with self-portrait.


Blue Bond painting en plein air at Faiweather’s.

Would you like to discover your hidden artistic talents or simply improve your current abilities in oil painting? Blue Bond offers private classes in his studio located on 417 South Holladay Drive in Seaside.  He can be reached by phone at (503) 739-0660.

Blue Bond has learned that his painting of “Willie Nelson”, previously introduced at Fairweather’s is being considered by (drum roll…) by Willie Nelson!!!

Saturday, May 18

 Blue Bond offered a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ event during the Wine Walk at Fairweather’s!!!

The Spring Downtown Wine Walk is when Seaside opens its doors – and its bottles – to welcome wine enthusiasts during this wine tasting event. Over twenty participating wineries will sell unopened bottles, allowing visitors to take home their favorite new find. The event will also include live music in several venues, complimentary appetizers, and a prize drawing. Wineries will charge nominal tasting fees.

Spring Downtown Wine Walk – Seaside Oregon

The Spring Downtown Wine Walk is when Seaside opens its doors – and its bottles – to welcome wine enthusiasts during this wine tasting event. Over twenty …

Fairweather House and Gallery hosts Parrett Mountain Cellars (#16) during the Spring Wine Walk!  




LIVE music by Shirley 88.



Seaside Downtown Wine Walk review:

“Fairweather House & Gallery is where the beautiful pieces of art and live music always add joy to this stop on the Wine Walk.”



“We Thought We Were Babes” original watercolor by Carolynn Wagler

Painting back story:

“We were in Southern California visiting on vacation. It was very hot, so we wore ball caps to shade our faces and both of us had pony tails that came out of the back of the hat.   My husband took a snap shot with his camera. Later, I thought “we were babes” and I painted it. The art seemed to resonate with viewers because it received three ‘judges’ awards and even spent a couple of weeks for viewing at the Capitol in Salem.”  Carolynn Wagler


2015 “Barack” watercolor by Carolynn Wagler.


Carolynn Wagler specializes in portraits.




Carolynn Wagler has taught in Portland for many years and has won many awards. She is an art instructor for Portland Parks and Recreation and a member of the Portland Fine Arts Guild.


To learn more about the artist, teacher and instructor Carolynn Wagler, go to:…/article_d2863386-5174-11e9-80c1-77445bcfa6…/welcoming-carolynn-wagler-wat..


The artist’s sketchbook is a place to plan, to start an idea and to place value on a future painting.



Seaside Art Walk hostess Saundra, “We Thought We Were Babes” mother-daughter art, with Carolynn Wagler, artist and daughter at Fairweather’s.
Photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


On view through May 29.


Carolynn Wagler, watercolor artist


Carolynn Wagler’s entire history in art has been here in the Northwest. She and a friend took an oil painting class at the community college in Astoria. She is a college graduate from Northwest Christian University, but never took any art classes until her first class in Astoria.

Later she took watercolor, drawing, and figure drawing classes at Mount Hood Community College. Her art is noted for bright colors, form and shadow, emphasizing lights and darks, and vivid landscapes and portraits.


Carolynn Wagler, watercolor artist


“I just finished teaching at the Portland Fine Art Guild on birds featuring the watercolors I selected for Fairweather’s.” Carolynn




Carolynn was juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon.  She was also juried into Portland Find Arts Guild. She has taught at the Guild for several years: pastel, portraiture, watercolor and the classics.




Carolynn  Wagler has taken instruction from watercolor artists through Art in the Mountains in Bend, including John Lovett and Alvaro Castagnet. She also has studied under Paul Jackson, Bev Jozwiak, Vicky Nelson, Brenda Boylan, Scott Johnson, Marla Baggetta, and Jean Haines [from the United Kingdom], Chris Stubbs and Angela Grainger. Carolynn makes a point to take classes from an outstanding artist at least once a year. Currently she is taking Watercolor Society of Oregon classes at Menucha on the Columbia Gorge.

For the last decade, Carolynn has been teaching both pastel and watercolor at Portland Parks and Recreation. Carolynn has been teaching for more than fifteen years and  has experience with acrylics  as well. She says watercolor is her favorite because of its fluidity. She says she finds it “a thrill to see what you come up with through the nature of the water and pigment together.” 



Carolynn Wagler’s awards include Honorable Mention at the Portland Rose Festival, seven first place awards from the Portland Fine Art Guild, four Judges Choice in the Leading Age Oregon contest, Best of Show at the Portland Fine Art Guild with “We Thought We Were Babes’, which also won at the Leading Age contest and was accepted into the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s 2015 show. This painting was displayed in the Capitol Building in Salem.




Question and Answer


Q:  What are Carolynn Wagler’s favorite colors to paint, you ask?

A: Crimsons, golden oranges, and bluish purples. Carolynn uses a test palette of watercolor paper painted with her original colors to see how each new hue would appear layered on the last. On a recent tiny watercolor laboratory the artist discovered, through trial, error, and inquisitive patience how to coax her perfect purple from a neutralizing yellow background.


And, too, read more about birds… just about perfect timing to complement Carolynn’s blog article, don’t you agree?


A multiyear monitoring effort is encouraging

By Katie Frankowicz, The Daily Astorian  Apr 2, 2019