Jan Rimerman



 Abstract watercolors by Donna Sanson, Oregon  myrtlewood cribbage board, segmented vase and nautilus sculptures by Mike Brown.

Crafted by NW hands.

Folded book art by Mary Boitta, en caustic art (aptly titled “Remembering Autumn”) by Peg Wells, origami by Peggy Evans, leather work by Luans Leathers, en caustic crows by Kathryn Delany and hand painted tiles by Sandy Applegate.

Abstracts by Diane Copenhaver and glass art by Bob Heath.

 


Handmade curly willow, mouth blown glass,  hand-made book and box by Christine Trexel.

Coral glass by Rinee Merritt, glass platters by Sandy and Bob Lecari and plein air oil by Lisa Wiser.

 

En caustic  art, ocean debris baskets, sea urchin bowls, moon platter by Emily Miller, mixed media stone art by Peggy Stein, abstract drip by Kimberly Reed and oil paintings by Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

 


Abstract miniatures by Tanya Gardner.

 

Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, watercolor by Bill Baily and pottery by Suzy Holland.

 

Abstract oil by Carmela Newstead.

 

 

Abstracts by Zifen Qian, maple bowls by Daniel Harris, watercolor by Paul Brent, landscape by Bill Baily and seascape  by Victoria Brooks.

 

 

For Shape and Color.

Art masks by Jorjett Strumme.

Paintings with pressed flowers on metal by Mike Mason. Anny Sears, model, with pressed foliages by Mike Mason.

 

 

Pastel landscape by Carmela Newstead, vintage jewelry necklace by Reneé Hafeman and en caustic blue abstract by Kimberly Kent.

Sunset oil paintings  by Nicholas Oberling, photograph by Neal Maine, pastels by Lynda Campbell and seascapes by Ron Nicolaides.

 

Mixed media diptych by Gary Pearlman, raw edged walnut bowl by Mike Brown and paper box sculpture by Christine Trexel.

Miniature oils by Barbara Rosbe Felisky.

 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“Color and Shape” exhibition through September 30th.

The show covers every aspect of art, textures, materials and finishes, highlighting the quintessentially colorful fall season.

Grace note to the artists…

 

“Shape and Color, Fairweather’s September exhibition, would not be such a success without the beautiful work created by NW hands.  The selected artists provided new work to highlight the annual fall show.  We thank them all for the extraordinary opportunity to tell a seasonal story with their art.  Truly, the artists offered new exceptional work, and by doing so, they encourage those of us in the arts, to do more.”  Fairweather Gallery

Abstract series of three by Jan Rimmerman, seascape oil by Karen E. Lewis and pottery by Suzy Holland.  Shape and Color gallery hostesses Katie, Kemy Kay, Joan, Bonnie and Denise.

 

And, too, a grace note received from a gallery hostess to share.

“Thank you for the beautiful crystal I picked out for a gift.  Most, of all, thanks for bringing the utmost beauty to many, many people.  Most of all, thanks for inviting me to work in your stunning establishment.  It delights my eyes every time I come in.  Your artists are beyond comparison.” Kemy Kay

A grace note received from an artist.

 

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself  what makes you come alive and then do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” –Howard Thurman, educator and theologian.
“Thank you for your encouragement and support in showing and growing my art.  You have created such a wonderful group of artists, and display our work in beautiful ways.  I am extremely grateful for your friendship and aliveness in out shared vision.”  Gayle H. Seely

For more about the gallery, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com.

 Last call.

“Sense of Place”, an exhibition through June 30 featuring regional artists Melissa Jander, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Rebecca Gore, Christine Trexel and more.

 

“Seaside Dreams”  by Melissa Jander. Original oil on linen.

 

For “Cascade Melody” by artist Karen E. Lewis. Original oil.

 

“Kites at Cannon Beach” by Emily Miller.  Original watercolor.

 

Christine Trexel handmade paper, hand made journal.

 

In addition, the gallery continues to show new artists Jan Rimerman and Barbara Martin through June 30.

 

“Secrets of the Stream” by Jan Rimerman.  Mixed media.

 

“Everyone connects with their own experiences whether from their childhood, recent memories or perhaps where they would like to be in the future,”  Jan Rimerman.

 

“Across from…” mixed media by Barbara Martin

Barbara Martin has work contemporary in style and that leans toward the abstract and sometimes surreal or visionary.

 

Don’t miss our June exhibition, celebrating original art created specifically for “Sense of Place!”

And, too, see and find  exclusive accessories, selected specifically for “Sense of Place.”

 

For more information, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Take a note!

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

July 7, 5-7:pm

Opening artist’s reception for “Ocean Folk”, an exhibition featuring regional artists:  oil and watercolor paintings by Paul Brent, oil paintings by Victoria Brooks, abstract art by Barbara Martin, whimsical art by Marga Stanley and acrylic paintings by Jan Shield.

Launching of the 100 Turtles project by artist Emily Miller, who has spent the early summer sculpting tiny ceramic sea turtles: curling and shaping two hundred front flippers and carving details into two hundred eyes. 25% of July sale proceeds in support of conservation.

“I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. I see the coast as a border between the known and the unknown, and a place where our connection to larger natural systems becomes clear. My artwork focuses on the delight of exploring this mysterious and beautiful environment. I found a positive voice in SeaLegacy, a conservation group creating a movement towards healthy oceans through visual storytelling. 25% of July sale proceeds in support of SeaLegacy,”  Emily Miller.

Artists will offer talks about their “Ocean Folk” artwork.

Eagle conservation lecture by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE™ demonstrations by Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks and Carolyn Macpherson.

Light bites.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

“My mixed-media paintings are mainly powered charcoal, gelled onto watercolor paper.  Charcoal may weird, it is not just black and white and it is not smudgy, provides texture.  Along with charcoal, I  add as many as twenty-two layers of transparent paint, each layer is sealed with clear gel.  I hide things in layers, like  turtles.  It takes awhile as each layer has to be  dry before another layer can be applied.  The resulting art work has a three-dimensional aspect.  Truly, working with charcoal gives the  painting visual textural mystery. The technique allows the viewer to dive in and have their own adventure.  It is never the same.  In different light or from different angles, various images come forward or recede.  Indeed, the painting offers a new perspective each time it is viewed.”    Jan Rimerman

 

 

Artist Jan Rimerman with Megan, art assistant to the artist, at Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Megan, art assistant, at the Fairweather Gallery during the opening reception of “Sense of Place”, shows an exciting composition by Jan Rimerman  featuring multiple layers of charcoal and paint creating stones and water.

 

 

 

At the opening artist’s reception at Fairweather House and Gallery, Jan Rimerman opens the magazine Cascade Living/ spring 2018 edition, to an article about working magic with charcoal and paint while raising money for wetlands and her favorite animal.

Close up of “Secrets of the Stream”

“I hide turtles in layers,” Jan Rimerman

More about the artist:

Jan Rimerman has followed her artistic muse since childhood. This journey has carried her to South America, the British Isles, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Indonesia.

Jan’s work was influenced by Dürer, Schöngauer, and Blake.  Carl Hall and Robert Hess were influential professors at Willamette University.    Rimerman also studied art at the City University in London, Portland State University and at the University of Washington.

Her own work began to exhibit a contemporary twist using traditional elements and principles of design of these masters.

She spent many months in France studying the lives and techniques of her favorite Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.   These masters use of light and color taught her to look at her subject matter more critically in terms of light and shadow.   Her silent mentors were Pissarro, Van Gogh, and Monet.

Then…colored pencil was introduced into Jan’s world when a box was presented to her by her Aunt and Uncle.  This gift changed her life forever.  The world of colored pencil wrapped Jan up and massaged every bit of drawing talent in her.  Line, shape, color and texture magically became borders, flowers and landscapes coming alive under her fingertips.  She was pushed into the limelight winning many national awards and was published in internationally distributed books and magazines.  The rhythmic movement and elegance of Art Nouveau, and particularly Mucha’s borders, are evident influences in this era of her art work.

Gradually the light and color Jan used to create representational art metamorphosed into abstract images.   Her appreciation of Klimt, Rothko, and Kahn has influenced her abstract style.  Most recently,  Jan has been exploring color, movement, and composition using mixed media. The powdered charcoal and fluid transparent acrylics give her the freedom to work out color theory and multiple dimensions with her very individual layered style.  Jan is constantly reaching and stretching for new shapes and color combinations to create exciting compositions to create the illusion that you may jump right into the painting and swim through it.

Jan Rimerman discusses her art process  during an artist’s reception at Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Grace note received:

“Thank you for the beautiful reception! The gallery looked stunning! I wish you a splendid summer season. Thank you for including me in your juried show.” Jan Rimerman

 

Read more about the artist Jan Rimerman:

janrimerman.com/event/94680/rockpaperturtleart-for-wetlands

Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands is a fundraiser to help restore the Western Pond Turtle habitat in the Nyberg Wetlands…

https://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/services/cascade-living-magazine/

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty flagship publications … Cascade Living Magazine – Spring 2018 – … /For the Lover of Turtles/  ...Jan Rimerman

 

In good company, “Sense of Place” photo collage. Images from the Fairweather House and Gallery artist’s reception.

For more info, about the event, please go to http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

The Fairweather June exhibit, “Sense of Place,  laid claim to our unique little corners  of our individual  world –special only to ourselves.  Surely, what we all seek is a place that allows us to indulge in out dreams, hopes and wishes.  What we all seek to find is that special place and time that offers a bit of momentary solitude that fortifies our spirits and rejuvenates our energies. 

 

“Sense of Place” through June, 2018.

For more information, go to www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“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

 

 

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!”   

 

“Stream Treasure” original watercolor by Jan Rimerman

 

Jan Rimerman grew up around the waters of the Pacific Northwest. The “Sense of Place” that inspires her includes waves of movement in the streams, rivers and tidal edges. The flowing liquid negotiating the stones and the reflections of light fascinate Jan. She observes this evolution of changing forms and captures it with charcoal and paint.

 

“Secrets of the Stream”mixed media art by Jan Rimerman

This watery “Sense of Place” allows each viewer to dive in to go on their own adventure. It gives permission to get immersed into the many layers that whisks one away into a different environment.

 

“Sunlight in the Stream” mixed media art by Jan Rimerman

Everyone connects with their own experiences and “Sense of Place” whether from their childhood, recent memories or perhaps where they would like to be in the future.

“Summer Veil” mixed media art by Jan Rimerman

Rimerman’s unique technique allows the work to present a new perspective each time it’s seen. By slightly altering one’s viewing perspective you may see different symbols, waves and stones appear. As flowing water is constantly changing so do the paintings due to the many layers and applied textures that are revealed in different lights of the day & the season.

 

Jan Rimerman carefully observes the evolution of these changing forms. Placing layers of color, texture, form, light & shadow are all part of the intentional creative process. An under painting of powdered charcoal gelled onto heavy watercolor paper gives the finished painting a hint of visual textural mystery. As many as 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint are applied on the initial powdered charcoal foundation allowing the adventure to begin.

 

 

About the artist:

As an arts educator for 33 years, Jan pioneered the Art After Hours program for high school students & community members.  Jan Rimerman created the art cultural exchange, The “Common Connection” between schools in Poland & Tigard High School.   She is the 2002 Secondary Art Educator of the Year in the State of Oregon.  She has been included in the Who’s Who Teachers Edition for 2004-2010 & in the Who’s Who of American Women 2008 & 2009.

Jan Rimerman was the Open Show Director at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts for 25 years.

 

 

Open Show of the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.

Altruistic projects include the International Land Fill Project,  Kows for Kids, Children First, Audubon, Susan G, Koman Foundation, Turtle Head Start Program at the Oregon Zoo, & painting doors for the Lake Oswego Art Foundation.    Jan is the director of the Rain Spark Gallery, a seasonal pop up, the Visual Arts Director of the Lakewood Center & gives talks to the community of her international adventures entitled:  Through an Artist’s Eyes.  She is a fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund, the Di Ji Orphanage in Lhasa, Tibet & creator of the Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands for The Wetlands Conservancy.   Rimerman is the Art Exhibition Director for Lake Oswego Reads.  This program interprets the book that the entire community reads in a 2-D creative form and presents it in an exhibit.

 

Jan Rimerman

Jan Rimerman’s work is found in ten books, magazines and on greeting cards.  Her work is exhibited in invitational shows in the Pacific Northwest.  It is also found at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, the Coos Art Museum and at the Blackfish Gallery in La Conner, WA.

 

 

 

 

 

Grace note received:

“The BLOG is great!!!  I am thrilled to be included at the “Sense of Place” exhibition at the Fairweather House and Gallery.  I am so pleased that you like the work & excited that you selected all  pieces in the series. My assistant, Megan, and I will be attending the opening!  Seaside will be popping  for almost every room in the land is booked.  Should be a terrific opening at the gallery.”  Jan Rimerman

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

Featuring Jan Rimerman’s  “Sense of Place” original paintings created from powdered charcoal and 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint on watercolor paper.  “Inspired  by the Pacific Northwest natural environments.”

 

 

For more info please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com