Diane Copenhaver


 

Heron by Ashley Howarth

2017 Fairweather Gallery emerging artist Ashley Howarth, an OSU graduate with a BA in Fine Arts, has had life experiences that  gives her a deep appreciation for the areas near the North Coast of the Pacific Ocean. “As an artist, I  push the boundaries of the mediums with art that draws in the viewer, as well as art that imagines a fantasy world where myths and legends come to life.”–Ashely

 

Lighted shadow box by Ashley Howarth for SHADOWS!

 

Hand carried into the gallery!  Just in time for the opening of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s!

“Hey just wanted to give you a heads up that I am heading to the beach and  should arrive soon  to drop of the shadow box! Traffic is absolutely horrible! Wait for me!  Cars are at a complete stop.” –Ashley

 

 

 

 

Crab, Shell and Gull by Whelpsy Whelp

A versatile artist with experience in media ranging from digital art to leatherwork, Whelpsy Whelp takes her inspiration from psychology, the natural world and the delicate beauty of life and death. She is a firm believer in originality. “People seem to think there are no original ideas left. I do not think that could possibly be true; given there are so many wonderful combinations of concept and subject. I strive to find new and unique ways to surprise the viewer with every piece.” –Whelpsy

 

Barnacles by Whelpsy Whelp.Themes of recycling and rebirth of ideas can be frequently found throughout her art.

With art, that pushes the boundaries of emotion and expression, Whelpsy is guided by her philosophy that there is no greater joy than bringing these ideas to life.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

October exhibition through the 31st

SHADOWS, an exhibition,   focuses on the interplay of light and dark through selected art that expresses time as the fall season progresses.

 

New artwork by Northwest artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Janet Hickox, Penelope Culbertson, Whelsey Whelp, Ashley Howarth, Lisa Wiser, Karen E. Lewis,  Tamara Johnson and Marga Stanley will be featured.

 

 

Fairweather’s emerging artists are selected through an audition process and receive gallery mentoring throughout one year.

Since 2006 Fairweather’s has selected emerging artists who take risks, embrace challenges and are rigorous in their approach to creation and production, indeed, all have yearned to further their professional achievement through the gallery’s exhibitions.

Fairweather’s emerging artists:   Britney Drumheller, Nick Brakel, Linda Trexler, Ashley Howarth, Diane Copenhaver, Ashley Howarth, Gayle H. Seely, Kristin Qian, Whelpsy Whelp and Rebecca Gore.

 

 

Diane Copenhaver, abstract artist

Diane is a resident of the northwest and recently embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash her creative talents after a successful career in business. Art classes at Bellevue College have provided foundational skills focused on the principles and elements of design, color theory and harmonies, and painting techniques and processes.

Diane is painting primarily abstract using acrylics on varied surfaces. She also produces collage and mixed media works, is studying calligraphic arts and has begun to explore encaustic painting.

Color and texture are often the focus of Diane’s paintings. She uses layers of paint, as well as a variety of tools and mediums.

 

 

“As I contemplated the subject of ‘Shadows’, I found inspiration in a variety of perspectives around the idea of shadow; shadow as opposite, reflection, repetition, companion, or as enabled by light.”

 

“I enjoy the freedom of non-representational painting and used these ideas of shadow to explore the use of black and white and the beautiful gradients of grey. I have expressed ‘Shadows’ through a variety of works; bold and expressive, muted and gentle, solid and soft edges, and layers of dark and light. I am naturally moved to create a sense of mystery in my painting and hope that my work for ‘Shadows’ provides the space to engage and create a personal story and interpretation of shadow.” –Diane Copenhaver

 

 

 

 

One of four.  Gradient series by Diane Copenhaver.

 

 

Sincerely series. I and II by Diane Copenhaver.

 

Layer series. I, II, III and IV by Diane Copenhaver.

 

 

Mysteries by Diane Copenhaver.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

 SHADOWS, an exhibition  through October,  focuses on the interplay of light and dark with through selected art that expresses time as the fall season progresses.

New artwork by Northwest artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Janet Hickox, Penelope Culbertson, Whelsey Whelp, Lisa Wiser, Karen E. Lewis, Tamara Johnson and Marga Stanley will be featured.

 

 

 

Tamara Johnson, Glitter House creator

Creating art makes me happy. I am inspired by my surroundings and experiences and my hands are the vehicle to bring my thoughts to life in a fresh way.

I have a ‘dive in and read directions later’ type of approach which helps me to design without pre-conceived limitations.

This limited collection of ‘glitter houses’ is a unique representation of my favorite holiday, Halloween.

Through the careful use of mixed media assemblage, each  styled house is a unique reflection of my vision and desire to experiment with a variety of techniques and one-of-a-kind materials.

My greatest wish is for you to experience the joy of Halloween as I have in creating this collection for you. –Tamara

 

 

Boo Glitter Houses by Tamara Johnson.

 

All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, is a Christian festival celebrated in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. In Western Christianity, it is celebrated on 1 November by the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church, and other Protestant churches.

Christian celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day stems from a belief that there is a powerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the “Church triumphant”), and the living (the “Church militant”). In theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. It is a national holiday in many countries. 

It is important to remember that, despite all the imagery, Día De Los Muertos is about celebrating life, not mourning death. It is a joyous holiday, one that winks at death instead of crying over it.

 

“I love each house I make more than the last and it will be hard to part with them but I am excited to have this experience. I have created  a collection of six individually designed houses which are hand embellished with mixed media such as paper, ribbon, beads, glitter, paint, wood, metal, vintage and re-purposed objects. Each house is 9” wide, 7.5” deep and 12” high and depicts the eclectic styles I created such as Vintage Fun, All Hallow’s Eve, Which Witch, Steampunk & Dia de los Muertos. Each house has a removeable roof that allows one to view the interior decoration.  Not house one will ever be duplicated, I have signed and dated each one, as well.”  –Tamara

 

Q: Just what is in the mixed media Glitter houses by Tamara Johnson, you ask?

 

A:  On the tags that read custom made with love and hand embellished, each house has a separate recipe list prepared by the artist;  each mixed media glitter house ha some of the following or, indeed,  all of the following favorite things:

*assorted bling-bling

*beads, buttons and charms

*glass contianer

*glitter glass glitter

*hardware

*jewelry findings

*copper/metal/wire

*paint/ink

*paper tissue

*re-purposed or recycled object

*ribbon/trim/tulle

*vintage ephemera

*washi tape

*wood

*thread

*glass tile

*leather

*baker’s twine

*wheels and hinges

*Dresden figurine

*other…

 

 

 

SHADOWS, an October exhibition,  at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

Featuring glitter house artist Tamara Johnson.

Introducing artist Janet Hickox.

Welcoming artist Lisa Wiser.

 “SHADOWS,  expressed through a variety of works; bold and expressive, muted and gentle, solid and soft edges, and layers of dark and light.” —  Diane Copenhaver

In addition, SHADOWS l featured new artwork by Fairweather resident artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Whelpsy Whelp, Karen E. Lewis, Marga Stanley, Lisa Wiser and  Neal Maine.

 

 

Lisa Wiser is a visual artist living and working in Oregon. She draws inspiration from the scenic northwest, travel adventures and reading novels to create watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media paintings. Also an avid photographer, she chronicles her visual inspirations as she records obscure landscapes, architectural details, and other intriguing painting subjects.

 

Pursuits in life drawing and plein air painting confirms that she prefers a direct association with her subjects while working from life both outdoors or in the studio.

 

 

“The foundation of my work is a keen interest in the concept of structure in both the natural and built environment. My primary interest is capturing landscape scenes that visually articulate my emotional response upon approaching the scene.”–Lisa Wiser

 

Shadows of Butte by Lisa Wiser

 

Her representational work is characterized by vivid color, great depth of space and attention to detail.

Lisa earned a BS Degree in Art Education from the University of Oregon and has completed graduate coursework in graphic design, art education and painting. Lisa has been invited to serve in both curatorial and juror positions for various arts organizations in the area. She has taught art from pre-school through college and adult level courses and has recently retired as a substitute art teacher for her local school district to devote more time to her painting.

Aside from painting Lisa enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, skiing, and family time with her three adult children and husband, travel and fixing things. Her favorite getaways are the forests and deserts of Central Oregon and her family’s rustic retreat on Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho.

Save the date and time.

October 7th, 5-7pm

Opening reception for SHADOWS, an exhibition, Fairweather House and Gallery.

Welcoming artist Lisa Wiser.

Introducing glitter house artist Tamara Johnson and Janet Hickox.

 “SHADOWS,  expressed through a variety of works; bold and expressive, muted and gentle, solid and soft edges, and layers of dark and light.” –Diane Copenhaver

SHADOWS will feature new artwork by Fairweather resident artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Whelpsy Whelp, Marga Stanley and  Neal Maine.

Featured artists will be in attendance and will offer an artist talk about their works of art.

 

Special guest, FLYNN, an American Kestrel, from the Wildlife Center of the North Coast. 

Take a note!

SHADOWS,  the opening reception, will be a benefit for the WCNC.

Wildlife Center of the North Coast (WCNC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Oregon corporation, that specializes in wildlife rehabilitation of resident and migratory birds, mammals and other wild creatures.

 WCNC relys on the generosity of individuals and community groups for annual funding through donations, as well as grants from foundations, both local and from around the country.

 

 

More information to follow.

 

In the past ten years Fairweather House and Gallery has supported the artistic launching of the following talents: Kristin Qian, Britney Drumheller, Gayle H. Seely, Robert Mc Whirter, Linda Trexel,  Rebecca Gore, Michele Bettger, Michael Wing, Diane Copenhaver and Ashley Howarth.

And, too, historically, quite a few of the emerging artists at Fairweather’s have achieved recognition in publications, exhibitions, and/or awards!

For more information about each of Fairweather’s emerging artists please the links following their individual images.

 

Kristin Qian, emerging artist
https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/emerging…/kristinqian/  shows a new emerging artist for the entire month of August.
https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/…artists/kristinqian/The art of music with Kristin Qian, violinist. performing to honor Zifen Qian, her father and resident Fairweather artist. This was a true mid-summer magical …

 

Britney Drumheller, emerging artist

Several years ago, Fairweather House and Gallery introduced Britney Drumheller as an emerging artist. Indeed, she has been discovered by many, many others …

www. fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/Artist/Britney/Drumheller works with markers and colored pencils to create beach-inspired art symbolic expressions the value the North coastal tidelands and its …

Gayle H. Seely, emerging artist

www.coastweekend.com/cw/visual/20150324/artist-reception-held-for-gayle-h-seely

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/she-beautifully-reshapes-living-…Gayle’s artwork is not passive: it directly challenges the façade of … living things and elements…

Robert McWhirter , emerging artist

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/tag/emerging-artists/After receiving excellent feedback from the Steel Ribbon series at Faiweather’s, Robert McWhirter, who was introduced as an emerging artist

http://www.pacificelementsnw.com/events.html… After receiving excellent feedback from the Steel Ribbon series at Faiweather’s, Robert McWhirter, who was introduced as an emerging artist …

Linda Trexler, emerging artist 

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/…artists/linda-trexler/

Jun 2, 2016 –  … needs quick varnish.” XOXO Linda Trexler, artist and Art Walk hostess.

 

Rebecca Gore, emerging artist

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/…artists/rebecca-gore/

http://www.seasideor.com/event/seasides-first-saturday-art-walk – Fairweather’s introduces new artist Rebecca Gore  to …

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Michele Bettger, emerging artist
 “We had a wonderful time in Seaside Oregon! What a Beautiful place!”
https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/tag/fairweather-house-and… Delighted to introduce whimsical artist Michele Bettger!!

“I am moving to Molokai Hawaii . Many new adventures to come. We had a wonderful time in Seaside Oregon! What a Beautiful place!” ” –Michele

 

Nick Brakel, emerging artist.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/tag/nick-brakel/Guys Take Over Art Walk

 
 Neal and Michael

Michael Wing/ PacificLight Images emerging artist

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/…/michael-wing/…

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/…/Michael Wing/PacificLight Images. Proceeds to support NCLC. For ANYTHING GOES, the Fairweather Seaside First Saturday Art Walk event …
www. fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/Artist/Maine/Wing.html…Together Neal Maine and Michael Wing established PacificLight Images, dedicated to raising public awareness about our region’s natural …
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Diane Copenhaver, emerging artist

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/introducing-artist-diane-copenha…

‘Quiet the Voices’ by Diane Copenhaver. Diane Copenhaver is a resident of the northwest residing in Bellevue Washington with frequent visits …

Emerging artists have taken risks and embraced challenges.  

Indeed, emerging artists  are rigorous in their approach to creation and production.

Emerging Northwest artists  have some evidence of professional achievement but not a substantial record of accomplishment.  

Emerging artists introduced  at Fairweather’s are not recognized as established artists by other artists, curators, and galleries.

And, so, it goes forward!

2017 Emerging Artist Exhibition

Fairweather House and Gallery

Save the date and time! 

“YEARN” Opening reception for Ashley Howarth

Save the date and time! 

February 4th, 2017. 5-7: pm

In the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside

http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/ For 2017 Fairweather’s introduces emerging artist Ashley Howarth. … Fairweather House and Gallery has sought to support emerging regional artists who show … 

“Here are the magazine and newspaper links to articles about me. The websites for the magazines are a little hard to navigate but I listed as much info as I could to help anyone looking for the specific pages.”–Ashley

  1. 2016 Spring Edition, Prism Magazine, Volume CXXX     pg 28   (Bedlam)
  2. 2016 Winter Edition, Prism magazine, Volume CXXIX,   pg 1     (Riptides -the fox)
  3. 2015 Fall Edition, Prism Magazine, Volume CXXVIII,     pg 13 & 32 (Breathe)
  4. http://www.orangemedianetwork.com/prism/current_issue/
  5. 2016 April 26th –Barometer Newspaper –pg8
  6. https://issuu.com/daily.barometer/docs/042616osubaro1-8

 

 

‘Quiet the Voices’ by Diane Copenhaver.

 

Diane Copenhaver is a resident of the northwest residing in Bellevue Washington with frequent visits to the north Oregon coast and her beloved Seaside home. She recently embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash her creative talents after a career in business with a major northwest aerospace company. 

Art classes at Bellevue College have provided foundational skills focused on the principles and elements of design, color theory and harmonies, and painting techniques and processes. Diane is painting primarily abstract using acrylics on varied surfaces. She also produces collage and mixed media works, is studying calligraphic arts and has begun to explore encaustic painting.

Color and texture are often the focus of Diane’s paintings. She uses layers of paint, as well as a variety of mediums to create texture. Color is selected to express a message, demonstrate beauty, or create energy. Brushes, palette knives, and scrapers are used and she often applies paint then wipes it away. Diane’s work is spontaneous and she is encouraged to let go of the precious and just let the paint flow.

 

diane

 

 

“I enjoy the visual language of abstract art and the freedom of non-representational painting. Creating a work from an emotion, a memory, or an impression and bringing it to life through color, texture, and lightness or darkness is my creative interest. I am moved to create a sense of mystery or wonder in my work; inviting the viewer into the painting to explore the energy of color, the texture of the layers, or the mystery of the shadows. In this way, I hope to provide freedom of space for the viewer to create their own story about the work.”  –Diane Copenhaver

 

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And a grace note received:

“I am honored that the first public showing of my work is with Fairweather House and Gallery.”–Diane Copenhaver