Dorota Haber-Lehigh


Jewelry by Mary Truhler, watercolor abstracts by Lieta Gratteri, photographs by Neal Maine, triptych landscape by Toni Avery, hydrangea oil by Melissa Jander, floral still life by Emily Schultz McNeil, pen and ink portrait by Vanessa K. Stokes, and pottery by Marcia Hudson.
Heron oil painting by Paul Brent, wood sculptures by Martin Conley, landscape oil by Karen Doyle, silk and cotton ribbons by the yard, hardbound coastal cookbook, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, wood turned bowls by Daniel Harris, bamboo and mahogany wood runner, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, jewelry by Michelle Shigemasa, raw edge trestle table, down filled silk throw pillows, and milk painted wood lyre table.
Mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, encaustic art by Emily Miller, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, cranes by Peggy Evans, fused glass bowl by Bob Lecari, ocean ghost rope baskets by Emily Miller, willow twig table by Otis, mouth blown art glass, and selected plated glass frames.
Art by Karen Doyle, cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, assemblage vase by Jeanne Walker, calligraphy art by Penelope Culbertson, tile earrings by Kris Zorko, silk textile wall hanging by Cicely Gilman, fused glass art platter by Bob Heath, hand turned wood candlestick, and verdigris bronze stand.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Nature’s Grace on exhibition through April 25

“Truly, artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the  imagination, transcending grace  through the muse of nature.” FH&G

Displays by KD Fairweather, allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery

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Watercolor by Mary Burgess, art glass, masks by Cherry Harris, and visiting art patron Jessica, beautifully dressed for the Fairweather Gallery opening reception for Nature’s Grace.

Oceanscape by Toni Avery, watercolor by Mary Burgess, fish platter by Sandy Visse, bamboo linen masks by Beth Fulton, jewelry by Mary Truhler, fused glass platter by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, and diachronic glass rectangle plate by Christine Downs.

“Camellia” by naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, resident Fairweather House and Gallery artist.

Dorota, a Seaside artist, holds a Diploma in Botanical Illustration through the Society of Botanical Artists in the UK. Dorota is a member of the Oregon Botanical Artists Circle, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists, and the American Society of Botanical Artists. She created and published an ethnobotanical coloring book titled ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh holds a  B.A. degree in Art, B.A degree in International Studies, B.A., and M.A.T. degree.  She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education. She has taught Art, Spanish, ESL, Art of Ethnobotany, Botanical Drawing at public school, community colleges and various community/art centers.

“Magnolia bud in Oregon” 

March brings gorgeous flowering trees, a purple stormy sky, and lots of rain. What can be more precious?” DH-L

Added a bit more to the magnolia drawing. What a beautiful tree! What beautiful colors! DH-L

“Skunk cabbage are beginning to emerge on the Oregon Coast. One of my favorites as it brightens the dark swampy winter. This illustration was completed as part of my Diploma in Botanical Illustration with Society of Botanical Artists in London. Colored pencil and graphite.” DH-L

“Salal, an Oregon native.”   

A beginning of a composition. Love the resilience of the plant. DH-L

“Artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the imagination, transcending grace through the muse of nature.”

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

SeasideNATURE’S GRACE

On exhibition

Through April 25

Features glass artist Rosalyn Andronesch, acrylic artist Toni Avery, oil painter Karen Doyle, en plein artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schulz McNiel, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

Introducing artist Mary Lyn Gough.

Showing art on display by Bill Baily, Neal Maine, Diana Nadal, and Jan Rimerman.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh spoke about her Seaside Mill Ponds coloring book at a recent Fairweather Gallery event.

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Dorota Haber-Lehigh’s Seaside Mill Pond Natural History Coloring Books. 

$20. 

Proceeds in support of Seaside Parks

“Grace helps us do more than we can on our own.

Nature brings truths that we could never discover without the help of grace.”

Art selected by Dorota Haber-Lehigh for the Nature’s Grace show at Fairweather’s. On sale and on exhibit through April 25.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh speaks about her Seaside Mill Ponds coloring books at a recent Fairweather Gallery after-hours event.


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Anny Sears delivering a delightful fresh-cut bouquet of daffodils to the gallery, dressed, as always, in a coordinating and fashionable outfit.  In the background, is a spring watercolor by Bill Baily, fresco art by Agnes Field, oil landscapes by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, mixed media by Jan Rimerman, GREEN ROOM art and cards by Diana Nadal,  watercolors by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, and abstract oil by Carmela Newstead.

 

Spring tablescape #1:  Watercolors by Lieta Gratteri, impressionistic art by Bev Drew Kindley, Majolica braided basket filled with hand-gilded golden eggs,  ribbons by the yard, hand-dipped candles by Illumne,  and an Oregon myrtlewood bowl.

 

Spring tablescape #2:  Abstract by Carmela Newstead, encaustics by Elina Zebergs, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, hand-painted wooden eggs,, hand-painted foil bunnies, hand-cut crystal candlestands, Illlumne candles,  silk ribbon by the yard, mouth-blown champagne flutes, collection of beveled mirrored frames, and silk table runner.

 

Spring tablescape #3:  Quilted decorative pouf pillows by Cherry Harris, maple serving bowl by Ted Willing, botanical cards by Dorota Haber-Leigh, birdbath by Emily Miller, oak wine barrel lazy susan by Mike Morris with hand-forged iron table, vintage verdigris candlesticks, and patterned alder wood bowl by Daniel Harris.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Displays by D. Fairweather, allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

 

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“A premier source for stylish, chic, one-of-a-kind livable furnishings, fine art, and the most extraordinary accessories.”

 

 

Enjoy past Anny Sears photos at Fairweather’s.

 

“Fairweather House and Gallery has become one of the historic Gilbert District’s sought after destinations offering an ever-changing amazing visual experience.” –Seaside Signal/ 2008

“Stroll across the arched Broadway Bridge and you’ll see the historic Gilbert Block Building, est. 1914. The upscale Fairweather House and Gallery, at 612 Broadway Street, is a must-visit for anyone who is serious about Northwest artists.” –Seaside Visitor’s Bureau/ 2021

 

Hand painted silk wall hanging by Cicely Gorman, watercolor by Pam Haunschild, pen and ink abstract by Vanessa K. Stokes, hand painted tile earrings by Kris Zorko, and knitted wool cloche by Linda Olson.

In addition, locking wine storage island with glass doors and pull out food safe serving drawer, made in America.

Landscape oil by Colette Fallon, watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, glass platters by Monet Rubin, double faced masks by Sai,  botanical floral cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, and natural edge console table by Ray Noregaard.

In addition, selected accessories made by hand:  mouth blown art glass, vintage Murano glass on consignment by Paul Brent, inlaid wood frames, sequined silk fame, leather frame, and sterling silver heart frame. Also featuring silver leaf wood display table with beveled glass, vintage wire garden folly, and faux fur with imprinted suede liner throw.

 

Chanel vintage necklaces by Rene`e Hafeman, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, bracelets by Karen Johnson, earrings by Mary Truhler, notebooks  and woven card by Kris Zorko.

Selected accessories made by hand:  chiseled champagne flutes, seeded bubbles mouth blown heart, gift package of caramel hearts, copper wire heart, and vintage Valentine’s cards.

In addition, frosted glass and nickel tiered etagere, wooden trug, and ruby mouth blown glass compote.

 

Fresco painting by Agnes Field, encaustic by Peg Wells, clocks by Stuart Dittbrenner, goose by Sandy Visse, pedestals by Marcia Hudson, hand painted wine glasses by Gretha Lindwood, and seascapes by Carol Thompson.

In addition, selected accessories made by hand:  signed ceramic vase, natural dried sheared juniper trees, hand forged candlesticks,  exclusive Illume ™ candles, treated natural boxwood candle rings.

Also featuring hand poured luster glass candle stands, beveled mirror, quilted silk/down pillows, fine textile scarves, woven reed runner, dyed cattail spheres, bamboo platter, and carved wood fretwork lamp.

 

 

Quilted felt pillow by Cherry Harris

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
~ Emily Dickinson

 

And, too, just in! 
New hardcover cookbooks with chef-inspired recipes combined with inspiring plated photographs and Seattle chocolatier Fran’s famous caramels. In addition, Fairweather’s offers a fine selection of hardcover design, travel, and garden books.

“Now, my hunger to cook for those I love has translated into self care. Without friends over the past year, I have cooked for myself; and I realize now that my life has been much the richer for it. When at times it has felt like the world is crumbling around me, a proper meal is something I look forward to, taking the time to lay the table prettily, and eating by soft candlelight. My best distraction lately has been ending the day with a sweet morsel of fine chocolate.

As this global pandemic lifts and, little by little, the world opens up, without doubt what I look forward to most is sitting once again round a table in the company of those I love and eating together. But for now I’m plotting tonight’s dinner, leafing through cookbooks looking for food I long to eat; and then taking the time to cook it just for me. There is comfort— a lot of love—in that, too.” — S. McAlpine

 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.
Staging by D. Fairweather/ gallerist, interior designer, and allied member, A.S.I.D.

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The pandemic year, although stressful, has given us a lot of  time to think—about our NW artists, and specifically, the role that the gallery can have on our patrons. Indeed, many artists have produced more new work than ever before.  We are grateful for their inspirations and have been fortunate to have had the time to create new vibrant displays to complement the artwork and to highlight the month of February, always and forever, known as the season of Love.

 

With 2020 on its way out, our top ten collection is complete!

Number 10:  Masked hostesses and patrons!

 

Number 9: Fairweather’s welcomed back visitors with the promise of a safe experience after the pandemic shutdown.

 

 

Number 8: New 2020 artists that chose Fairweather’s.

 

Number 7: A farewell to artists departing the area.

 

Number 6: We renewed our support of NCLC following the reopening after the pandemic shutdown. Indeed, in 2020, it was more important than ever to keep up with our mission.

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

 

Number 5: Fairweather artists who made 2020 the headlines, magazine covers, and news.

 

Number 4: We continued to engage the community in uplifting artist lectures.

 

 

Number 3: We found ways to experiment on smaller projects.  Fairweather artists pivoted to make art masks. Surely, adapting is nothing new for artists know how to mold art to fit new opportunities. 

 

 

Number 2: Quarantine, although stressful, gave the Gallery time to think more about how art, and specifically, the role of art can have on the global conversation. And, so, we created a new exhibition, November’s WILD BEAUTY, after reaching out to colleagues, partners, and artists introducing art beyond regional works to engage with hopeful messaging.

 

 

 

Number One:  Fairweather virtual show. SHORE THING. All things Seaside.

Produced by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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Grace note received

“Thank you for the blogs throughout the past year. We appreciate you so much. Your LOVE for all radiates and inspires.

Feelings of gratitude and thankfulness to you as we recall the JOY and motivation you have given us.

We wish you PEACE and HOPE  to help lovers of art find that perfect something in 2021.” Anny Sears & Mike Mason

 

 

We are grateful our readers, artists, and makers, for inspiring us through this year. 

We hope you have found a little extra warmth in all things Fairweather during 2020, as well.

 We are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

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As this holiday season is upon us, it is important for each of us to do what we can for one another – it is the ultimate gift.
Staying safe.  Staying well.

Since March, the gallery has tried to find solutions when, perhaps, others saw only losses. We have followed all the safety guidelines without whining and took an early leadership position in steadily promoting the arts, local artists, handmade goods and shopping local. We have continued delivering artist news, stories, ideas, and helped everyone stay connected through Fairweather blog posts, virtual shows, and limited attendance after hour events.  And, finally as the year 2020 is nearly ready to be boxed up and put away in the history books, we have chosen to highlight glittering light and hope amidst the past months of darkness.

We are staying home for the holidays and are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.

Enjoy the display images from ALL THAT GLITTERS show, the Fairweather December exhibition.

Twig woven sculpture by Charles Schweigert, balsa wood gold handmade ornaments, hand wired spruce branches, birch bark moss spheres, handcrafted driftwood table, vintage mouth blown ruby glass, and fine art photograph by Neal Maine.

Pastel art by Gretha Lindwood, impasto oil seascape by Karen Doyle, oil landscape by Colette Fallon, knitted cloche by Linda Olson, hand made glass ornaments with carved wood stars placed amongst other handmade decorations.

Watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, fused glass in frames by Christine Downs, sandblasted stemware by Rox Heath, miniature oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, acrylic by Jan Shield, and vintage wood candlestick.

Mixed media by Cicely Gilman and signed mouth blown glass with captured bubbles sculpture from a private collection.

Impasto oil seascape by Lean Kohlenberg, abstract mixed media by Agnes Field, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, encaustic by Emily Miller, water media by Pam Hauschild, fused glass platter by Monet Rubin, bamboo linen COVID masks by Beth Fulton, and vintage shell tree.

From a private collection, abstract mirror by Neal Small and renaissance reproduction strike offs of enhanced canvas art of the Archangels Uriel and Samael.

Wood turned bowl by Tom Willing, cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, quilted pillow pouf by Cherry Harris, wine barrel lazy susan by Mike Morris, vintage etched stemware,  handmade willow reed bowl, vintage glass and mirrored ornaments, abstract oil by Carmela Newstead, copper sequin tree, and hand forged bronze pedestal.

Art cards by Bob Knoll, sequined nickel trees, mouth blown mercury glass compote, vintage glass ornaments, carved bone picture frame, and Gandhi calligraphy quote by Penelope Culbertson that reads “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”  (SOLD)

 

Take a further peek inside Fairweather House & Gallery and peruse more of the December exhibition, “All That Glitters,” in this video, produced by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Displays by D. Fairweather, allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.


The exhibition, which runs through Dec. 23, transformed the gallery into “an all-art, all-original, all-local fine art and fine craft gift destination where guests could, truly, shop safely.”

 

 

This lovely establishment is an important part of the cultural fabric of Seaside, as well as a dedicated supporter of coastal conservation!” — recent review from North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC.

 

 

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The Gallery will be closed Dec.23rd- 26th.

“Truely, we are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.”  FH&G

 

Now through December 23rd

ALL THAT GLITTERS

Art Exhibition and Sale

 

Pink glass ornaments with bronze hanger

Handmade patterned glass with frosted finish

 

Oregon coast landscape

Oil by Colette Fallon

 

Luxury gift collection by IIlume

Home fragrance in pine, amber, and sweet melon

 

Pink raw silk shawls with hand tied fringe

 

Mouth blown pink blush glass with seeded bubbles

Made in the NW Fran’s Sea Salted Caramels

 

 

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Dorota Haber-Lehigh botanical art cards and art

 

 

Handmade wall sculpture and hand glittered  stars

ALL THAT GLITTERS
Art Show and Exhibition
Now through December 23rd
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway
Seaside
“Fairweather’s annual December exhibition transforms our downtown Seaside gallery into an all-art, all-original, all-local, fine art and fine craft gift destination where guests can, truly, shop safely.”
COME — Let us show you our glittering best
Open Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat 11-4, and Sundays 11-3
 Hours remain limited until there is a convincing containment of the virus
 Yet, too, we are always available and willing to accommodate individual needs at later times if needed
Call (503) 738-8899, message on FB, or visit in person 

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands

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King Boletes mushrooms by Dorota Haber-Lehigh

 Original art framed, walnut ink, watercolor and color pencil

“Local PNW and edible, these were found in Gearhart last year. Get excited for another fab fungi season!” Dorota


REVIEW: “Along with the mushrooms themselves, you also did a lot of work on that tricky, feathery plant at the base of them along with the bits of pine needles. And I like all those nibbled, imperfect parts, too.”
HB

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator and a naturalist with a passion for native plants of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Poland, Dorota loves foraging for berries, mushroom hunting, field sketching and collecting specimens. She is inspired by her grandparents, who were avid mushroom hunters and gardeners.

Click to listen to Dorota’s artist talk during the OVER and UP opening reception:

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator and a naturalist with a passion for native plants of the Pacific Northwest.  Dorota has two degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching. She earned a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists.

She has authored two ethnobotanical books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal PNW” and “Native Berries of the Coastal PNW.”

 

 

For the November show Dorota has chosen to depict various seedpods and fall berries. 

 

Fall  fruit and seeds provide food for birds and and are part of ancient harvest rituals for humans.

“Iris Pods and a Bee”  by Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Art mounted on wood block with multiple layers of Dorland wax

8″ x 8″

 

At this time of the year plants prepare for winter, and begin storing the energy and creating fruit and seeds as a promise of spring regeneration.

“Oregon Huckleberries” by Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Art mounted on wood block with multiple layers of Dorland wax

8″ x 8″

 

Seed pods, fruit, fungi and fall flora provide such a visual feast of colors and textures.

“Snowberries and Hummingbird Moth”  by Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Art mounted on wood block with multiple layers of Dorland wax

8″ x 8″

Seeds and seed pods remind us that the cycle of nature continues.

“Magnolia Grandiflora” by Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Framed 12″ x 12″

Art paper stained with walnut ink to create unique surface, and uses artist quality colored pencils such as Faber Castell Polychromos or Caran d’Ache, 100% cotton hot press 140 lbs acid free paper.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY exhibition

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew,  Agnes Field,  Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh,  Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Welcoming  encaustic artist Claudia Fuenzalida Johns.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme of their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

Dorota’s interest in portraying individual plants with their sculptural and ephemeral beauty brings attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature and to emphasize nature’s and human fragility.

“It brings me joy and solace to turn to nature during this time of uncertainty and confusion and reflect on the symbolism of seeds offering new growth and new directions.”  Dorota Haber-Leligh 

 

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Stunning spring 2020 magnolia study by Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Ethnobotany and native plant Oregon Coast artist

Watercolor palette for magnolia artwork. Dorota Haber-Lehigh

“Drawing magnolia branch! What a beautiful tree. Trying to find some beauty amidst the chaos of life.”  DHL

 

Seaside artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh depicts Pacific Northwest native plants, portraying their sculptural beauty and brings attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature to emphasize natures and human fragility.

She is interested in portraying individual plants with their sculptural and ephemeral beauty. Her passion is to bring attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature and emphasize nature’s and human fragility. She is interested in the healing power of plants and nature and enjoys drawing plants that have medicinal properties. She has authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal PNW” and “Native Berries of the Coastal PNW.”

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh

April 19,  2020

“Oregon Grape beginning of a composition. I will keep adding elements throughout the year. Love the resilience of the plant.” DHL

Indeed, reminds ourselves of our own resilience.  This will be a lovely study…

A story on resilience:

To become more resilient, fill your mind with thoughts of stories of resilience. Read stories or biographies of tough people who have overcome hardships. Watch movies that have a theme of courage. Associate with courageous and disciplined people. Ask your courageous friends to share some interesting stories. Humor eases tension and anxiety; pay attention to the things that make you laugh and smile. Keep in mind that your objective is to become a more resilient person – not to escape reality.  Shared by  Susan Peterson, fellow Seasider and cultural arts supporter.  (Boost of Positivity for Professionals).

 

“The beach, creeks, rivers, parks and waysides are closed from the north end of Seaside to the south end, in support of the governor’s Stay Home Save Lives order.  Our local communities near each area — many of them small– need our support and understanding.” –Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

 

The closure halts all beach activities, including clamming, surfing, swimming and other activities. “Where the beaches and parks are closed, they are indeed closed for all uses. Closed means closed. Full stop.” Seaside Chief Dave Ham stated that officers are being asked repeatedly if the beach is open or if the closure applies to “locals.” He made it clear, with capital letters, “THE SEASIDE BEACH IS CLOSED!”

We are all looking at a new normal and are following Seaside’s guidelines.

Without our daily dose of being able to be outisde with nature, about living near a lot of parks and not being able to visit the parks, about living at the beach and not being able to walk on the sands, all the while honoring the state’s order to being safe and saving lives during the pandemic crisis— art can help us all cope and offers us hope.

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh

April 25, 2020

“Playing with watercolor landscape. From my own photo reference -Seaside Tillamook Head Oregon.”  DHL

 

Dorota has two degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching. She also holds a graduate bilingual certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. She has earned a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London in May 2019. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists. Dorota exhibits and teaches drawing regionally.

 

No barriers to art this month – Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be 100% online May 2-25!

May Art Walk is a concept of gallery-coordinated virtual exhibits.

As we continue following the State’s stay at home order,  Seaside galleries remain closed until further notice.

Galleries have gone on-line and are committed to assist you with during  COVID-19 via e-mail and through social media platforms.

Thank you for supporting the arts in Seaside.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

On-line until further notice

A curatorial virtual NW exhibiton titled ‘In Full Bloom’

Fairweather House and Gallery brings together artists’ works in a variety of genres and interpretations, grouping them into an on-line spectrum of theme and color.

Featuring art by Jo Pomeroy Crockett, Christine Downs, Bev Drew Kindley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Greta Lindwood, Melissa Jander, Carmela Newstead, and Zifen Qian.

“Through Dorota’s realistic paintings, no matter how far apart we are, her art brings us closer together, with appreciation for the flowering spring season of 2020,” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

Featured art work includes botanical, **realism, abstraction, and surrealism.

Art can be purchased and picked-up by curbside appointment or delivered free locally.

Contact gallery curator @fairweatherkd@gmail.com or message on FB @fairweatherhouseandgallery

We will see you, hopefully, on the other side of the pandemic crisis.

Until then,  we will continue sharing and connecting in the arts with the artists and you…

Enjoy a flash back photo of  Dorota Haber-Leligh offering an artist lecture at Fairweather’s.

 

Q: What is realism in the arts, you ask?

A: Realism, sometimes callednaturalism, in the arts is the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, or implausible, exotic, and supernatural elements.  This is the type of art Dorota Haber-Leligh creates.

 

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Sisters by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, oil on canvas

 

“I keep detail down to a minimum because a painting needs to be different than a photo. Simply reproducing a photo in every detail misses the point of painting, which is to create a new reality. I draw by eye and that can bring out interesting distortions. I like to work small because I can finish a work in three or four hours.   Each one is a stepping stone to becoming a better painter.”

 

Photo inspiration from the past.

Kind of ironic–the beaches are closed to vehicles and pedestrians  during the pandemic crisis.

 

 

“Most recently, I have worked on the human figure. Skin tone is a particular challenge. I tend to simplify detail in service to composition. This is the reference photo (google searching  a subject like “children on the beach” and choose subjects that seem simple with no more than three figures per painting.”  Sharon Kathleen Johnson,  seaside  artist, studied Languages, Art, and Music at Reed College.

 

 

“Sharon Kathleen Johnson’s artwork for incorporates the elements of art with memories—and one principle of design—unity—to communicate  feelings and emotion.”  D. Fairweather, galleriest

 

 

 

“Outside Interests” framed in white Leah Kohlenberg,

This pastel painting is inspired by the Oregon coast, but the colors are wild and bright (sometimes wacky).  This is to allow some of the raw brushwork and initial power that comes from an artistic first impression.”   Leah Kohlenberg, abstract painter.

“And, too, I have my art classes are online. I have one adult class that meets online on Sundays, from 1-4 p.m. and have added several kids classes during the week.” Leah

 

“What an online art class looks like.”  Leah Kohlenberg

“Say  hi to still life students and Reuters employees in Europe (Poland, England, Germany and Spain locations represented).Teaching is an attempt to share with others the more vibrantly colorful world that’s in my head. I have taught art for 18 years, first by helping start an English language art school called Sziv Studios in Budapest, Hungary with American artist Paula Brett, and since then teaching hundreds of students of all ages.  I founded the Roaming Studio for teaching art classes in 2010 (renamed Leah Kohlenberg Fine Art Classes in 2016).”  ”  Leah

 

 

“Drawing magnolia branch!! Trying to find some beauty amidst the chaos of life.”  Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Dorota has two degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching.  She has earned a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artist. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists.

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is interested in portraying individual plants with their sculptural and ephemeral beauty. Her passion is to bring attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature and emphasize nature’s and human fragility. She is interested in the healing power of plants and nature and enjoys drawing plants that have medicinal properties. She has e authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal PNW” and “Native Berries of the Coastal PNW.”

 

 

Although,  we are dismayed over the current state of the pandemic crisis, about our gallery being closed, about not being able to serve our community in person at this time, we hope that you will find kindness and compassion for those in the arts who are struggling around you.

As we love art, we will continue to offer stories about the artists that are producing in the spring of 2020. 

 

We will see you on the other side of this.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside Oregon

Closed until it is safe to reopen…

Please visit us at:  http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Due to the  novel coronavirus the gallery shut its doors on March 15, 2020

Please stay in touch with the us

We are still here for you, however, in a different way

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Flashback photo.

Fairweather Gallery art hostesses  Elaine, Kathy, Eliza, Kay, Shirley, Joan, Denise with naturalist Neal Maine  during the 2016 opening reception of Art Saves.   c. Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

April 04, 2020

Seaside, Oregon remains under an emergency order restricting visitors and access to public buildings, parks, streams, and beaches.

Please see  detalis at www.cityofseaside.us

 

If you’re stuck inside thanks to the age of social distancing due to #COVID19, while we may not be able to visit the ocean right now, these videos will help bring it right to your living room.

http://ow.ly/ZqI150z4wrq

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