Gretha Lindwood


Featuring  art by regional artists:  floral and grasses  by Susan Curington,  landscapes by Jan Shield,  pastels by Joanne Donaca, wood cut birds and blooms by Gregory Graham, mouth blown glass by Cindy DuVall, textiles by Linda Ballard  and rice paper florals by Zifen Qian.  

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com … artists.

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BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s through April. “It’s like living inside a garden, the gallery is layered  with colorful accessories, beautiful artworks, and gorgeous garden books.”

So lovely.  So perfect.  So right.  

Photo layout  by Fairweather artist and Seaside Art Walk photographer, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall featuring  the April  2017 salon-style display of art.

Selected BLOOM artists in salon style gallery display, left to right:   floral oil on linen art by Michael Muldoon,  still life oil on linen by Melissa Jander,  landscape pastels by Gretha Lindwood, encaustic (painting in beeswax) by emerging artist Rebecca Gore, abstract floral pastels by Gretha Lindwood, emerging artist mermaids in sea florals by emerging artist Ashley Howarth, and “Garden Party” tulips and hyacinths  original oil by Melissa Jander.

A round of applause for BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s throughout the month of April! You  introduced an imaginative way of displaying many diverse  NW artists.  The artwork brings together design drama in extraordinary intimacy and charm that creates a feeling of a springtime garden stroll. Thank you!” — Bonnie W.

Q: What is salon style display in the context of a gallery exhibition, you ask?

A:  Hanging art salon-style can be a dramatic and brave  way to decorate a wall, placing a range of art with unusual dimensions to create an interesting effect.   Neutral walls are considered a perfect way to cleanse the palette for the eye in  salon-style display.

 

For more info about the gallery and the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists

Roseway by Gretha Lindwood,  pastel

“Thus in art, does nature work through the will of a man filled with the beauty of her first works,” wrote the 19th-century poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. And so it does. Emerson’s simple musing captures the spirit of  painters, who sing nature’s praises with their brushes and palette knives.

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Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists… Gretha Lindwood for more about the artist.

 

“The use of vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of my work which I developed during my career as an illustrator and graphic designer. As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, I cherish our unique landscapes honed by water and time and delight in capturing their beauty in the lush colors of pastels or oils to share with the viewer.” —Gretha Lindwood, featured artist for BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s throughout April, 2017.

 

 

Bev Drew Kindley “Cyclamen

Cyclamen by Bev Drew Kindley.  Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists …Bev Drew Kindley for more info

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And, too, on April 1st, Bev Drew Kindley offered a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ event at the opening of BLOOM, an exhibition throughout April at Fairweather’s.

In addition, the artist, Bev Drew Kindley, with dual degrees in art and philosophy, offered a lecture of being in the moment while painting nature  during the opening reception of BLOOM at Fairweather’s on April 1st.

  “Thanks, Denise, I am proud to be part of your artistically designed BLOOM show and enjoy seeing how you fit all our paintings in among the other unique treasures.      BLOOM to me is about the time after this year’s dark  season when plants reawaken and we feel like celebrating each hopeful victory–the first faint coloring of new leaves and branches, (like my painting “Awakening Wetlands “), the first crocus, daffodils, tulips and wildflowers for  “The Joy of Spring “.        Sometimes we need a bouquet of flowers to keep our spirits up–or a pot of bright cyclamen –or photos of flowers to remind us there is more to come. Soon the steady rhythm of blooming begins, each flower in its own time, and then on to fields of lavender, crimson clover and more!  Flowers do make us happy!”

 

 

Quote in original calligraphy by artist Penelope Culbertson.  Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists …Penelope Culbertson for more info

Bouquet by Gretha Lindwood

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists …Gretha Lindwood for more info

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Artist Gretha Lindwood lectured about the art of flowers during the opening reception of BLOOM, at  Fairweather’s on April 1st.  In the background on display are original pastels by the artist.  And, too, note the wardrobe selection chosen by the artist to complement her art!

 

In addition, large encaustic (painting with beeswax)  portrait by artist Rebecca Gore. Please visit https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/a-decade-of-emerging-artist-bac… Jan 7, 2017 – For more information about each of Fairweather’s emerging artists please the links following their individual … Rebecca Gore, emerging artist.

In the background and in the far left is an original oil, “Garden Party” by artist Melissa Jander.  For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com  …artists… Melissa Jander .

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Artist Susan Curington offered a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the opening reception of BLOOM at Fairweather’s on April 1st, in addition to lecturing about the love of nature and speaking kindly.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists …Susan Curington for more info

The language of flowers…

A team of researchers explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction in a study of participants’ behavioral and emotional responses to seeing flowers, either in a bouquet or in nature. The results show that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.

“What’s most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way,” said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher on the study.

Growing flowers, handling flowers, seeing flowers in art have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed smiles upon being near flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. The language of flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods.
Flowers and nature make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.

“Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers and nature make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being.”

 

And, too, a favorite quote in art by Penelope Culbertson, calligrapher for BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s through April.

BLOOM grace note received:

“Thank you for inviting me to participate in this fun event in your beautiful gallery. I had a wonderful time visiting with the gallery visitors as I created my pastel painting in a live painting demonstration.” Best regards, Gretha Lindwood, artist

“I’m working on new pieces for June. Thanks for the sweet and supportive card you sent.
It was the nicest card I’ve ever gotten from a gallery!”
Penelope Culbertson

Save the date. April 1st.  5-7:pm.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Opening reception for BLOOM, featuring artists Bev Drew Kindley, Gretha Lindwood , Susan Curington  with special guest appearance by Diana Moulder and  ecology  lecture  by naturalist Neal Maine.  

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Or.

 

 

Calligraphy quote for BLOOM by Penelope Culbertson. Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists… Penelope Culbertson for more info

For BLOOM, original art by Bev Drew Kindley

“We celebrate spring even more after a particularly dark season, when signs of renewal have appeared much later than usual.  Sometimes we need a bouquet of flowers  to keep our spirits up, to remind us of the joy.”  –artist Bev Drew Kindley

 

Bev Drew Kindley, a native Oregonian, with dual degrees in art and philosophy,  paints to understand  the inspiration of unique moments of light with impressionistic works of art that are to viewed as visual celebrations. “It’s my way of communicating with the world. My hope is to encourage appreciate and protection of our heritage and world.”

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com  …artists… Bev Drew Kindley for more about the artist.

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Gretha Lindwood uses vibrant color and strong design, hallmarks of art work, developed during a career as an illustrator and graphic designer. Another lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, the artist cherishes landscapes honed by water and time and delight in capturing their beauty in the lush colors of pastels or oils to share with the viewer.

 

For BLOOM, original pastel by Gretha Lindwood

Recent honors:
Superintendent’s Award and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
“Into the Light: Plein Air Invitational Exhibition” Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
Northwest Pastel Society International Exhibit, Tacoma, WA
Los Gatos Plein Air 2015, Los Gatos, CA
Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel-by-the-sea, CA

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com … artists… Gretha Lindwood for more info

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For BLOOM, original acrylic on linen by Susan Curington

Susan Curington, is thrilled to paint light dancing through a flower petal. Color and luminosity moves the artist in the way music moves others. “I love the surprises inherent in creating art, both in looking closely and carefully, and in applying paint to canvas.”

 

 

“I am third generation on my rural, wooded land; I have known particular trees since childhood. Living in the thick of nature daily and seeing the stars at night—I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything. Through my paintings I hope to express the profound gratitude I feel for the power and beauty of Nature.” –artist Susan Curington

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists … Susan Curington for more information about the artist.

Relevant work and life experience:

North Woods LLC, Manager & Marketing Director. Providing Pacific North West Hardwoods (Reclaimed or sustainably harvested) for wood artisans and wood turners.

Teacher for Tibetan Nun’s Project, under the auspices of HH the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala, India.

Subsequent fundraising for Tibetan Nun’s Project, USA, 501C3

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Special BLOOM program by Diana Moulder, owner/designer at Dirt Flirt, celebrated locally as the go to window box and “pot lady”, is an artist gardener, whose containers are renowned for their surprise elements.   For nearly 20 years, through Diana’s eye, her company, Beach Blossoms, has featured plants capes that “paint with flowers”

 

  And, too, Diana for the opening reception has offered a lovely door prize featuring her unique designed seasonal color container, selected fresh from her hands for BLOOM!

 Trademark installations  have included the Post Office, the sidewalk planter containers and the Gearhart City Hall, in addition to many, many clients throughout the coastal communities–all epitomize her stunning style and use of unforgettable combinations.   

Please “like” http://www.facebook.com … Diana Moulder for more about the garden artist or call the garden artist (503) 739-0898

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Baltimore Oriole by Neal Maine/PacificLight Images.

After a thirty-year career as an award-winning biology teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine became the first executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, which he co-founded in 1986. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images,  “dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests.” Photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems. Proceeds in support of North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC. Please visit http://www.nclc.org for more about the land trust.

 

For BLOOM, naturalist Neal Maine will speak about the ecology of the local habitats at 6: pm  on April 1st at Fairweather’s.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com … artists… Neal Maine for more information.

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And, too,  three Painting Seaside LIVE episodes, painting demonstrations at Fairweather’s , will be offered  by Bev Drew Kindley,  Gretha Lindwood and Susan Curington on April 1st, from 5-7:pm.  Free and open to the public.

No foolin’  April 1st!  NW artists, art program, guest lectures, art demonstrations, adult beverages, light refreshments and flowers for everyone! 

BLOOM,  Fairweather House and Gallery opening reception.  April 1st. See and be seen.

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more information.

“For BLOOM, Fairweather’s April exhibition, most of my art will be about the joy of spring, all Oregon inspired. I’m including one I especially like: “Awakening Wetlands” , 8×10 acrylic on canvas, $365, begun outdoors on a chilly but misty bright day and finished in my studio later.” …Bev Drew Kindley, NW artist

Save the date and time.
April 1st. 5-7:pm.

Bev Drew Kindley will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE episode during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s!!!

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more about the 5-7:pm Art Walks.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangaller.com artists tab/ Bev Drew Kindley for more info about the artist.

Susan

“Come see me in person on April 1st for the Seaside Art Walk event 5-7 pm. Come see several of us paint “live”, and give a short talks about the inner workings of Art. Saturday April 1st, 5-7 pm at Fairweather House and Gallery 612 Broadway St, Seaside, OR.” … Susan Curington, NW artist

And, too, Susan Curington will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE episode during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s !!!

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more about the 5-7:pm Art Walks.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangaller.com artists tab/ Susan Curington for more info about the artist.

“Crisp and refreshing are words that have been used to describe my paintings. I delight in capturing flowers in the lush colors of pastels.”  …Gretha Lindwood, NW artist

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more about the 5-7:pm Art Walks.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangaller.com …artists tab …Gretha Lindwood for more info about the artist.

No  foolin’   on April 1st three acclaimed NW artists will  offer three Seaside Painting LIVE episodes during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s !!!

Bev Drew Kindley, Susan Curington and Gretha Lindwood.  

Original calligraphy on marbled paper Through June at Fairweather: Works on Paper, an exhibition, including established and emerging artists who have created unique works using paper as their primary medium.

New work from Patricia Clark-Finley with works on graphite and sennelier ink on yupo; Penelope Culbertson with works in calligraphy on antique paper; and Christine Trexel, who plants, harvests the materials and creates paper art.

 

Also introducing new works on paper by Gary Pearlman, who embeds individually cut patterns of handmade paper integrating the works into original art.

  • Original watercolors by Paul Brent
  • Art by Victoria Brooks
  • Collagraphs by Nick Brakel
  • Art by Kathryn Delany
  • Collage and yupo art by Dr. Jo Pomeroy-Crockett
  • Pen and Ink art by Britney Drumheller
  • Contemporary art by Agnes Field
  • Ocean photography by Don Frank
  • Pastels by Joanne Donaca, Bev Drew Kindley, Gretha Lindwood and Lori Wallace-Lloyd
  • Teeny tiny art  by toothpick artist  Marga Stanley
  • Nature photography by Neal Maine
  • Landscape photography by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall
  • Collage art by Sherrie Stahl
  • Rice paper abstracts by Zifen Qian

 


And, too, Seaside nature photographer Neal Maine exhibits his latest natural history journal of images, habitat images found within steps from downtown, “along the coastal edge, in our own backyards.”

Neal Maine with his natural history journal of images.

Fairweather House and Gallery is located at 612 Broadway in Seaside, Oregon. Since 2006 the gallery has represented more than 100 nationally known artists with ties to the North coast, as well as mentored emerging regional artists.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists for more information.

Learn to Dance

Original calligraphy  by artist Penelope Culbertson.

 

Opening reception for the exhibit Rain or Shine, juxtaposed an array of art, images and voices in a way that resonated with the spring season at the beach.

Two artists offered a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode,  starting with a blank canvas then completing a quick finish during the April Seaside First Saturday evening at Fairweather’s. The free event offered art patrons a marvelous opportunity to watch masters create, in addition,  visitors enjoyed LIVE music by Shirley 88, artists lectures, guest speakers, wine tasting and more.

To view the art action and performance  go to the links provided by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall Photography.  All rights reserved.

https://youtu.be/9vjmUKO2bF0

https://youtu.be/wYa3120nZOk

https://youtu.be/OKq2telJGBs

 

Slide show featuring scenes from Fairweather’s Rain or Shine. April 2016.

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By request, Rain or Shine artist lecture:

“Why do I do Art? In all of our lives we’ve got big metaphorical Tigers chasing after us, mice chewing on the very vine we’re clinging to for dear life, and we’re trying not to think too much about the sheer cliff we’re dangling over. Then we realize there’s a most beautiful, perfectly ripe and luscious strawberry right in front of us.  What to do? 

Despite the ongoing crisis that life can feel like, there are also so many moments to taste and savor, right under our noses.  In the case of a strawberry, it only takes 7 seconds to enjoy. I timed it! Making Art is my strawberry. Joyous and sweet and fulfilling.” Susan Curington

 

An artist’s grace note received:

“I  so appreciate your fine aesthetic and the strong community sense you have worked to make, and all of your marketing.  It’s remarkable.”–Susan 

And, so, too, a patron’s grace note received:

“Thank you for a delightful evening of artworks, artist presentations, gifts, music and hors d’oeuvres. We enjoyed the entire event from start to finish. Your gallery is delightful and therapeutic. We will visit again on our next trip. Thank you for wrapping the artworks safely for our travels. With much appreciation” –A. R. Joseph, Ed. D, educational consultant.

 

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Gretha Lindwood, Susan Curington, Penelope Culbertson and Neal Maine for more information.

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk for more information about the historic Gilbert District monthly Art Walks.

 

 

Art Walk hostesses posing on Broadway Bridge in downtown Seaside, OR.  In the back ground is the Gilbert Block building that houses several boutiques and galleries who sponsor Seaside First Saturday Art Walk events.

Local Lore:

The  Broadway Bridge spans the Necanicum River which is nearly 84 miles long.  The Necanicum one of the most healthy rivers in Oregon for it has never had a dam built over it.

East on Broadway, over the bridge, towards Highway 101 (the Pacific Coast Highway), is the historic Gilbert District, an area that oftentimes  is called “adult land” with boutiques, restaurants, fine art galleries and the famous Seaside antique mall.

West on Broadway, over the bridge, towards the ocean (the other side),  is an area sometimes called “fun land” for it houses an arcade, a carousel, paddle boats to rent, salt water taffy and ice cream shops, bumper cars and more, an amazing boardwalk and, for course, the fabulous Seaside beach!

The  Broadway Bridge,  spanning the Necancium River, is nearly 84 miles long.  The Necanicum one of the most healthy rivers in Oregon for it has never had a dam built over it.

Seaside was the first ocean resort town in Oregon.

Please visit https://wordpress.com/stats/insights/thegilbertdistrict.wordpress.com for more information about the historic Gilbert District or go to http://www.facebook.com/ the historic gilbert district for more images.

For more information about the Necanicum River and good things happening in the environment go to http://www.necanicumwatershed.org.

 

 

6"x12" pastel plein air painting of lupine, trees, shadows across trail in the woods, painted near Timberland Creek

6″x12″ pastel plein air painting of lupine, trees, shadows across trail in the woods, painted near Timberland Creek

Wild Lupine, pastel plein air painting by Gretha Lindwood.

Gretha Lindwood, a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, cherishes the unique landscapes honed by water and light and delights in capturing beauty in pastels. By painting in the traditional plein air style and by using an impressionistic touch, Lindwood’s landscapes invite the viewer into the scene. These landscapes can bring to mind the feel of soft mist from a foggy morning, or the taste of a salty ocean breeze.

For more information about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Gretha Lindwood.

Greta Lindwood appeared for the opening reception for Fairweather’s exhibit Rain or Shine, juxtaposing an array of new art, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk  images and voices in a way that resonated with the spring season.

The affair reshaped boundaries between the reality a completed work of art and the creative process.

Gretha Lindwood offered a fascinating approach in distinctive pictorial language while painting LIVE for art patrons!

For more information about Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, go to http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk.

Cumulus Over Canola by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 6″x12″

Painted en plein air.

Field Of Golden Dreams by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 12″x12″

Painted en plein air.

Q: What is pastel painting, you ask?

A: The term pastel is a derivative of a French word for paste. A pastel is a color stick made from ground pigment with a small amount of gum binder address. Pastels should not be confused with colored chalk, a limestone substance impregnated with dyes. Pastels are pigment formed into dried sticks offering brilliant colors without the drying time of paint.

Because pastel has none of the liquid binder that may cause other media to darken, fade, yellow, crack or blister, it is the most permanent of all. Since the finished image looks much like a painting, work in pastel is referred to as painting. Pastels from the 16th century look as fresh now as the day there were painted.

Pastel is favored by many artists because it allows a spontaneous approach. The infinite variety of color in the pastel range from soft to hard and subtle to bold in their intensity. There is no drying time and no allowance can be made for change in color due to drying.

Impressionists including Edouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, James Whistler and most famously, Edgar Degas, painting in the medium both indoors and en plein air (a French term meaning to paint outdoors, capturing the natural light). Degas is frequently referred to as the “Father of Pastel”, for the bulk of pastel work he accomplished, still brilliant.

Today’s pastel painters enjoy a wide variety of color. Many great painters of the mid to late 20th century have worked in pastel. These include British painter David Hockney, American painters Andrew Wyeth, Georgia O’Keeffe, William de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn and Wolfe Kahn.

Please visit Northwest Pastel Society/ NWPS.org for information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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