Christine Trexel


“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

Amy Osborne

“Sense of Place” watercolor 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

Fairweather House and Gallery

www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

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!     I’ll be painting in Cannon Beach June 20–24 and during the PleinAir and More event that weekend, hoping for good weather.”

 

Christine Trexel for Fairweather’s “Sense of Place” 

 

A blank journal with an iconic vintage photo of Highway 101 at Neahkahnie Mountain. Sometimes writing can help us to further develop our ideas and our sense of being.  I believe it helps foster creativity to have a beautiful book to contain our thoughts.

 

 

 Sometimes writing can help us to further develop our ideas and our sense of being.  I believe it helps foster creativity to have a beautiful book to contain our thoughts.

 

The accordion book enclosed behind doors shows children in their place, at play as children should be.  The images are from a late 1800’s children’s book and are on paper springs to give more of a dimensional element.  They have been lightly hand colored to bring them to life.

 

 

The multilayered structure demonstrates a balance as the drawers are staggered and balanced to make a tower.  Little ladders allow them to be explored by small creatures.  Inside the door on the top is a winged horse who managed to fly in and settle down.  The drawers all open fully and are available to store small things that need their own place.”Christine Trexel

 

 

 

 

Christine Trexel

 

Books have been an integral part of Christine Trexel’s life since early childhood. She grew up on a farm in southeastern Colorado and spent many happy hours lost inside the pages of a book. She firmly believes a day without time set aside for reading is an incomplete day.

As an adult she began her journey in creating her own books, which led to boxes, and then to making paper while living in Oregon. She has been fortunate to have taken a wide variety of classes at the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, as well as, with international known artists in book binding and papermaking.

Christine lived in Panama for years where she learned to harvest and process plants from her garden to make paper for the books and boxes she creates. The wealth of vegetation forested experimentations and a great love of learning.

“It is truly a magical experience to convert a growing thing into a beautiful piece of paper.”  Christine Trexel

 

Grace note:

“In my work for the June exhibition at Fairweather’s  I created new pieces with various interpretations of “A Sense of Place”.   I am amazed every time I come into the gallery and see how you it has been transformed.   Your gallery was my first foray in the PNW for displaying my work and it helped spur me in my creative field.  Thank you!”    Christine Trexel

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more info go to www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Christine Trexel

 

Grace note received:

“Thanks for another beautiful art walk. I am amazed every time I come into the shop and see how you have transformed it. I feel fortunate that you accepted me into your space now 5 years ago. You were my first foray in the Pacific North West for displaying my work and it helped spur me in my creative field. Thank you!”  Christine Trexel

 

Encaustic angel by Gregory Bell, wood bowls by Daniel Harris,  wood vase by Mike Brown and  jewelry by Renee Hafeman.

 

 

“When you Search for Me” oil painting  by Lee Munsell, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, basket by Charles Schweigert and burl ornaments by Mike Brown.

 

 

“Winter’s Ocean” oil painting, by Ron Nicolaides,  oil pastels by Joanne Donaca and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

 

 

Handmade boxes and books  by Christine Trexel, encaustic landscape by Kimberly Kent and bracelets by Mary Boitta.

 

 

 

Grace note received:

“I’m always enthralled when entering Fairweather House and Gallery! A feeling of peace and serenity fill my senses. The beautiful books, vases, natural decor and fabrics complement amazing artworks of every medium. Oils, watercolors, mixed media, wood carvings, photographs and jewelry are displayed in unique exhibit centers that meld peacefully one to another. The gallerist is an artist when it comes to decorating and showcasing beautiful objects and art!” –K. R. 

 

To read more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ …artists

 

Meticulous displays, like none other, with disciplined attention to design perspectives. Find harmony in exquisite materials, combined with the spirit of many artists who know how to apply the mark of being in the Northwest.

 

 

COLOR IT FALL,  an exhibition,

through September 30th.

Fairweather House and Gallery

Bamboo basket by  Charles Schweigert, pastels by Joanne Donaca, autumn original oil by Savvy Dani,  landscape plein air original by Lisa Wiser, abstracts by Renee Rowe, shell oils by Paul Brent, paper textiles  by Christine Trexel, photography by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.  Design by Denise Fairweather, allied member, A. S. I. D., American Society of Interior Designers.

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

 

 

Featured art on display  by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

COLOR IT FALL

Artist Lecture 

 

We see color thanks to the cones in our eyes. (The rods are for night vision.) Humans are trichromats, that is, we see red, green, and blue. . . and mixtures of all these.

Many birds and fish, on the other hand, are tetrochromats and see 4 colors including ultraviolet colors invisible to us. A small percentage of women, some 2% – 3%, are tetrachromats and see at least one additional ultraviolet color.

What is your favorite color?

Ask a few people around the room. Chances are, between 50 – 60% will favor blue.

What can color do? It can . . .
* attract attention. People see color before they see anything else.
* hold attention. People pay attention to black and white for about ½ second or less. They pay attention to color for 2 – 3 seconds.
* Color has power. Consider the colors of STOP, GO and CAUTION.
*Color increases memory.

*Color images are processed before black and white images, so they are remembered better.
*Color informs better than black and white.

Research shows color improves readership by 40%, learning by 55 – 78%, and comprehension by 73%.
*Colors have personality and meaning and personalities vary with one’s culture.
*Color combined with shape sends special messages.
*Color attracts attention to brands better than words. What colors are signs? What is on the background of a sign?
*The color of your clothing tells a lot about you, your profession, and your status.
*Color transmits messages without ever using a word.

Aren’t artists lucky?  We have free use of color which can to do and say so many different things! All we have to do is to learn to make use of the many meanings of color as we create our treasures. —Jo Pomeroy- Crockett, Ph.D, writer and artist.

To read more about the writer, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

 

 

 

COLOR IT FALL, table display featuring art by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett. 

 

Carolyn Macpherson, watercolor original

 

 

 Peggy Evans, handmade origami   

 

 

Lisa Wiser, en plein air original

 

Renee Rowe, abstract original 

 

Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, mixed media artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neal Maine, fine art photograph

 

 

Catherine Mahardy, mixed media

 

 

 

Gayle H. Seely,  seed pearl original

 

 

 

 

Mike Mason, botanical blooms

 

 

Christine Trexel, handmade boxes

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 BroadwaySeptember

 

The summer season ends with a most perfect exhibition COLOR IT FALL

 

 

New original art compositions revolve around the complementary clash of the deliberately heightened blues, dazzling oranges and brilliant yellows.  

 

 

For more information, please visit:  www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q:  Where, else, in the world has Christine’s art been, you ask?

A: As an adult she began her journey in creating her own books, which led to boxes, and then to making paper while living in Oregon. She has been fortunate to have taken a wide variety of classes at the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, as well as, with international known artists in book binding and papermaking.

Christine lived in Panama for years where she learned to harvest and process plants from her garden to make paper for the books and boxes she creates. The wealth of vegetation forested experimentations and a great love of learning.

Building the Universe by Christine Trexel

Christine spent an inspiring week in late June at the Biennial Focus on Book Arts Conference as a member of the planning committee. The conference attracts participants from around the country with a wide variety of workshops taught by well-known book artists. It was an opportunity for learning new techniques and networking with some truly amazing artists. Christine was proud to have her piece “Building the Universe: The Platonic Solids” selected for a juried book arts show recently. The art piece was purchased by the Bainbridge Island Art Museum.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

The summer season ends with a most perfect exhibition titled: COLOR IT FALL 

New original art compositions revolve around the complementary clash of the deliberately heightened blues, dazzling oranges and brilliant yellows. 

Color is the dominant element in new fall art by Fairweather Gallery resident artists:

Handmade paper works by Christine Trexel 

 

Mixed media works by Jo Pomeroy Crockett

Water colors by Carolyn Macpherson

Bead art by Gayle H. Seely

Origami paper works by Peggy Evans

Abstracts by Renee Rowe 

 

 

Introducing prize winning artist Mike Mason, who uses carefully dried, pressed and placed botanicals to create art to support natural habitats conservation. 

In addition, Fairweather’s welcomes new artists Lisa Wiser and Catherine Mahardy to the gallery. 

 

To read more about Christine, please go to http://www.faiweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Christine Trexel

 

 

Take note: This fall/winter Christine Trexel will be teaching classes  in Cannon Beach, Cannon Beach Art Gallery and in Astoria.

 

 

Lava vases by Emily Miller, pelican and buoy original art by Whelpsey Whelp, sea turtle original water-color by Rosemary Klein, hand-made journals and boxes by Christine Trexel, hammered copper and gold earrings by Steven Schankin and Natura shell series of original oil paintings by Paul Brent.

 

On the grass cloth wall: coral original oil by Paul Brent, coral wood cut series by Gregory Graham, Puffin on the Rock (facing left) original by Nick Brakel, Puffin fine art photograph (facing right) by Donna Geissler, and on the twig wall sculpture, Oregon myrtlewood earrings by Fred Lukens.

On the table scape: Puffin Portrait original pen and ink (facing right) by Britney Drumheller, Sea Star original pen and ink by Britney Drumheller, and  hand hemmed tie dyed silk scarves by Beth Collins.

 

Eel and pipe fish original pen and ink collage by emerging artist Whelpsey Welp (easel display), The Snorkler by Marga Stanley (on the circle table) rare CoCo Chanel vintage jewelry by Renee Hafeman,  spoons by Mike Morris and Oregon lighthouse watercolor series by Emily Miller.

Sea Within original shell art by Jan Shield, original water colors by Carolyn Macpherson, tclam style  carry all bags by textile artist Linda Ballard  and…ta! da! …grand piano found by a friendly neighbor for the Fairweather Gallery!!!

Displays by Denise Fairweather,  Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

 

For more about  the accredited interior design work at the gallery , please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ Denise Faiweather page

And, too,  questions to the audience at FINDINGS, the opening reception for the August exhibition, at Fairweather House and Gallery.

What is new?

What is bigger than a bread box?

What took one and 1/2 hours to install?

What took 5 men to move?

What has the number 88 to do with this piece?

 

And, the art patron who answered the question…is it the grand  piano?  The lovely lady in black.  She graciously called for a round of applause, after listening to the piano stories  (past, current and future musical lives).

 

For more info please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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