Karen E. Lewis



 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.

“Sea Star” by Paul Brent. Original oil on linen.

Table top display features one-of-a-kind accessories: mouth blown glass, driftwood garland, vintage glass and handmade glass spheres.

 

Table displays feature the art  and artists that, truly, offer endless inspirations for idyllic times at the beach.

More than 200 artists from across the Pacific Northwest are featured in the Faiweather House and Gallery, a business that has been an anchor for Seaside’s growing arts scene for more than 12 years. A variety of mediums include original paintings, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry.

New pieces and artists are added each month, making the Fairweather House and Gallery a must-visit destination in Seaside, Oregon for art connoisseurs.

 

Art by Jan Shield,  glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari,  coral platter by Rinee Merritt, handmade box by Christine Trexel and origami garland by Peggy Evans.
Fairweather House and Gallery is a place to see finished creations of bowls, platters and sculpture, as well as contemporary paintings.

Jewelry by Cher Flick, Mary Hurst and Alan Stockam.  Myrtle wood by Fred and Janice Lukens.  Ocean scape painting by Ron Nicolaides. Gull portrait by Leah Brown.  Nantucket basket by Carol Bolster.  Sea anemone study by Jon Anni. Sail boat water colors by Paul Brent.

 

With appreciation to Linda Fenton-Mendenhall,  photographer.

 

To learn more about the gallery, please go to 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.

 

“Riverbend Birch.” 18 x 24 oil. Karen E. Lewis.

 

“Cottonwood Shoreline.” 18 x 24 oil. Karen E. Lewis.

 

“Lavender Chairs in the Shade.” 12 x 16 oil. Karen E. Lewis.

 

 

Karen E. Lewis grew up on the water, swimming, kayaking and later guiding rafting tours down the Deschutes River. She came to painting accidentally, but quickly became obsessed. Water naturally became her main subject, and a new way for her to connect with what she treasured the most. Karen’s landscapes, with their warm tones and atmospheric light, project a great love of the scenery and nature.

Karen E. Lewis

“Thank you so much for your letter about the Fairweather art exhibitions for 2018. I would be able to participate in Fresh Greens.”

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fresh Greens  exhibition through March 30

 

 

Featuring resident artists Karen E. Lewis, Fred Lukens,  Carolyn Macpherson, Richard Newman, Mike Mason and Gayle H. Seely.

Grace notes:

I certainly cannot claim to be an expert on art, but I know what moves me.  I enjoy Karen E. Lewis’s paintings each time I pass through our living room… somehow she’s able to capture on canvas why I love living in the Northwest.    — J. Kerekanich

 

Karen E. Lewis’s Northwest oils and watercolors have long been important elements in our collection.  Her skies are simply breathtaking and her ability to capture the luminescence of the Atlantic is truly unique.    –John & Nancy Peace

 

The serenity of the Oregon Coast, no one captures the nuances of Northwest landscapes quite like Karen E. Lewis.  Lewis’s oils unmistakably invoke a sense of place, which is why we have become enthusiastic collectors.  — David & Karen Lutes

 

For over 12 years, Fairweather House and Gallery has offered an opening reception for selected regional artists.  The exhibitions give art patrons the opportunity to listen to an artist talk, to see new original art, to view gorgeous  new displays staged in a specific theme, listen to LIVE music and to watch an artist (or two) painting LIVE.

 

 

 

“Chasing the Light” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

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

Save the date and time! Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the local habitat at 6:pm on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.

 

 

Trending in MARCH. 

FRESH GREENS

 

View gorgeous new displays staged just for “Fresh Greens” by Denise Fairweather, gallerist, Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

For more info, go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ …

 

For more info please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

 

 

# 1 Image 2017: Beaver Tales  habitat lecture at Fairweather’s by biologist, naturalist, wildlife photographer Neal Maine. 

 

 

#2 Image from 2017: Kimberly Kent, artist and art broker  meets her art on display at Fairweather’s.

 

 

#3 Image from 2017: Most viewed  Linda Fenton-Mendenhall photo collage from a  Fairweather Art Walk.

Pictured top row/ left to right:  Reneé Hafeman; a round of applause from art patrons; Paul Brent artist talk. 

Middle row/ left to right: table top display;  Britney Drumheller  artist talk;  artist Emily Miller;  emerging artist Whelpsy Whelp. 

Bottom row/ left to right: marine debris artist Karynn Kozij;  Art Walk hostess Joan modeling art;  Fairweather sponsored Pop-Up Gallery and Studio with artist Paul Brent, Gail and Ellen, hostesses; Denise,  Kemy Kay, Joan and Saundra having fun.

 

 

 

#4 image from 2017:  Artist Carolyn Macpherson  offering a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode at Fairweather’s.  

 

#5 image from 2017: Michael Gilbert, wood artist, meets Mike Brown, wood artist at Fairweather’s.

 

 

 

#6 image from 2017:  Master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson offers a Seaside Scribing LIVE(tm) event at Faiweather’s.

 

 

 

 

#7 image from 2017:  Shirley 88 performs LIVE on the Fairweather grand.

 

#8 image from 2017:  Flynn, the most handsome American  Kestrel, assists Wildlife Center of the North Coast Executive Director Joshua Saranpaa, during a LIVE Doing Good Works ™ auction at Fairweather’s.

 

 

 

 

#10 2017 image:  Irish Lands opening reception at Fairweather’s featured a family heirloom brought to America in the 1850’s.

 

 

Artists represent the heartbeat of the Fairweather Gallery.  What we strive to put out in the arts community is  the artist’s conversations.  We have been fortunate to experience the sharing and giving of many, many creative minds  for over 11 years.

 

So, for us,  in 2018, the opportunity to continue to present an arts platform forward  is all about shining a bright light on the reminder that we are all connected… artists, patrons and community.

Karen E. Lewis
“The picture of me painting is a little like Lemony Snicket, do you not agree?

Hmmm… who is Lemony Snicket, you ask? Lemony Snicket is the pen name of American novelist Daniel Handler, an author of several children’s books, also serving as the narrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events (his best-known work) and a character within it and All the Wrong Questions.

Painting the Many Moods of Water 

“If oil is my medium, then water is my element.  My attachment to water began when I was a kid, at a lake cabin in the Poconos, where I swam among the water lilies and Sunnies.  I graduated from the rowboat to a canoe and went rock hopping down the Monongahela.  Whitewater kayaking escalated to slalom racing in the Northwest, then nationally, then at pre-world championships in Bala, Wales.  With Northwest Outward Bound, I guided rafters down the Deschutes River.

 

 Cloud Cycle, 12 x 24, by Karen E. Lewis

When you spend that much time on rivers, you learn to read the water, looking at swirls for clues to what moves beneath. Which way is the river flowing? Which little ripples signify underwater rocks, and which are a disturbance of wind? Contemplating the sky, I notice that it has its own currents, and a radiance that comes from heat, atmosphere, and the intermixture of air masses.

Violet Sky and Waves, 36 x 36, by Karen E. Lewis

Water became a natural subject for me to paint. In addition, hey, I just like being there. For many contented hours, I paint from some special spot with sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors around me. River, lake, ocean, water of any kind is always my favorite. In the studio, these plein-air sketches expand into larger works, creating retreats that transport me to that special place.

Sand Makers, 9 x 12, by Karen E. Lewis

From intimate experience, I use oil paints to describe the natural world as color in motion: skies, waters, and even growing things in their relative stillness. Sweeping brushstrokes express the fluidity of air and water in richly colored shapes. The solidity of rock and earth give grounding to this motion, carved with form-defining marks. Connecting earth and sky are the reaching growths of grasses and trees. I have been out painting the many moods of water. In paintings, I share my journeys with you.

 

RECENT KUDOS
2017 Beaver Tales Art Sale and Exhibition
Honorable Mention, Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition
2010 Poster Artist, Sunriver Music Festival
Featured Artist, Sunriver Arts Faire
Paint the Parks national competition, Second 100

 

Low Light and Waves, 12 x 16, by Karen E. Lewis

Save the date and time.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on July 1st, 5-7:pm.

Fairweather House and Gallery welcomes Karen E. Lewis.

Opening reception for WAVES, an exhibition, through July.

For more info please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

 

Fairweather House and Gallery had the wonderful opportunity to be a venue for the 2017 Beaver Tales Art Exhibition and Sale in Seaside.  And, now, Karen E. Lewis is the first Beaver Tales artist to show new art in the gallery. Her water work just perfect for the July WAVES exhibition. Now on our 11th year, Fairweather House and Gallery exhibits original work by a select group of NW artists. Welcome, Karen!

 

For more about the traveling Beaver Tales Art Exhibition and Sale, please visit http://www.the gilbert district wordpress.com/ …Beaver Tales…

 

 

Q: How do you find the artists to exhibit in the gallery, you ask?
A: We are very, very fortunate to have peeps that gather like souls to our house.

Finding Karen E. Lewis, the backstory.
When The Beaver Tales Art Sale and Exhibition opened in Seaside, Sara Vickerman, curator for the Beaver Tales venues, wrote about the work Fairweather’s did to support the traveling exhibit.

“Denise Fairweather did an incredible job of securing the pop-up space, furniture and accessories (even beaver sticks) for the display, which resulted in a lovely presentation. Her careful attention to detail and perfectionism are overwhelming. Even before it officially opened, visitors poured in to view the art. The exhibit is divided between the Fairweather Gallery at 612 Broadway and adjacent pop-up space Beaver Tales at 608 Broadway. Seaside First Saturday Art Walk was a great success, attracting quite a crowd of beaver art enthusiasts.” Sara Vickerman

And when The Beaver Tales Exhibition space in Seaside closed at the end of May, Sara Vickerman curator, wrote: “wrapping up the most successful showing to date. We sold 25 pieces of beaver art. The art was distributed between the Fairweather Gallery and adjacent pop-up space. The success of the show is likely attributable to the support of the three conservation organizational sponsors, consistent and effective promotion by Denise Fairweather, extensive local media coverage, and of course, outstanding contributions by the artists.”