Kimberly Reed

 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, 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,  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, wearing pressed foliages by Mike Mason.



Pastel landscape by Carmela Newstead and vintage jewelry necklace by Reneé Hafeman.

 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.


“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.


“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


“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

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TO PARE:  The theme for May 2018 for the Fairweather Gallery


“When I first reviewed the Fairweather Gallery’s list of themes for 2018, I was intrigued.  So many interesting choices.  As a lover of words and all that they imply, I was attracted to the theme “pare”, “pear” or “pair.  How unusual!  What to choose?  I selected “pare.”

“Pare” usually means “to cut back”, to “slice away”, to “remove”, and even “to simplify.”  When I thought of the “to simplify”, I was hooked.  Little did I know that I nearly shot myself in the foot!

As an artist, “to simplify” means to remove all that is not absolutely necessary to say what I want to say.  The challenge is how few lines, how few colors, how few marks on my paper convey my meaning.  I thought of the cave paintings from 30,000- 40,000 years ago in France and Spain.  How simple and how elegant.…/journey-oldest-cave-paintings-world

Later, Picasso who was also intrigued by simplifying, drew a series of bulls.  The merest line conveyed the strength, the majesty of this noble animal.


So, “to pare” is good for one’s art.  No more worrying about what is pretty, what will sell, just get to the point!  If one line can convey your message, use it.  Do not be too wordy or explain too much! 



Too much thinking about “to pare”; going back to the homonyms?  Pear, pair, pare, or au pair?  That opens up a world. 


There is a painting here by Marga that is an eye-stopper and it is about “pears”.  What a hoot!

“Pears Illustrated, Swimsuit edition” by Marga Stanley

 And the many others which the artists translated “to pare”, “to pair”, or quite simply “pears”.



I must admit that I gave into to all in my artwork.  This was a challenging theme that made me think.  I will move toward more line work in my efforts to come to the point, and I shall work “to pare”. 



Jo Pomeroy-Crockett and her art.

And, as I always discover when stretching, thinking is hard work.”  —Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, PhD., writer, educator and artist.


For more info about the artist, please visit …artists/ …Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.



Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Through May 31

Perfect Pear, Pair,  Pare Exhibition

Regional artists were selected due to their art related to scale and perspective, and the way things correlate and interact.

Featuring artists Lisa Wiser, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Blue Bond, Marga Stanley, Bill Baily, and Lynda Campbell.




Q: Why do artists often study painting pears, you ask?

A: Indeed, every artist has spent hours staring at pears, later to paint pears to learn the study of light, shading and perspective.


Cézanne once proclaimed, “With a pear I want to astonish Paris,” and he succeeded, even in his most deceptively simple still life paintings, to dazzle and delight.


Turning to the pears grown in the vicinity of the family’s estate, Cézanne dispensed with traditional one-point perspective and examined the fruit, plates, and table from various viewpoints—straight on, above, and sideways.


Display featuring pear art by Bill Baily, abstract paintings by Kimberly Reed and abstract art by Diane Copenhaver.

The exhibitions(s) “To Pare Perfect”, aka “Perfect Pear”,  and, too, aka “Perfect Pair” through May 31 at Fairweather House and Gallery.


Title:  It Begins.  Kimberly Reed. Original art. 8×8.


Title: Quietly, Swiftly. Kimberly Reed. Original art. 8×8.



Title: Finding My Voice. Kimberly Reed. Original Art. 8×8. 

Title:  What is Left. Kimberly Reed. Original Art. 8×8.


Title:  Letting It All Go. Kimberly Reed. Original Art. 16×20.

Title: Finding My Power. Kimberly Reed. Original Art. 8×8.

Title: My Superpower. Kimberly Reed. Original Art. 8×8.


Kimberly Reed, artist.


Title: Content in this Moment. Kimberly Reed. Original Art.


Title:  Broadened Horizons. Kimberly Reed. Original Art.  16×20.


Painting, for me, is about capturing emotion. It’s about capturing that one moment in time. That one moment when your emotions were so strong, mixed up, not known – and the beauty is so great its raw. The ocean brings this out for me. It’s about connecting with what we’ve seen, where we’ve been, what we feel and continue to feel.”  


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“On my larger pieces of art, I use linen, as I find that it is more resilient to changes in humidity and the fibers processed are longer lasting than cotton. I select the best quality (and highest priced) paints that I can buy. They have a higher pigment load (compared to student quality paints), so a little can go a long way. For consistency, I chose gels that range from soft to extra heavy depending on the finish I desire.

Usually I will have a semi-gloss or a gloss finish, and then, I add transparency. It is the glazing liquid that creates thin, translucent glazing technique. At times, I will introduce a mixed-media application for collage effects. I like to observe the painting as a whole, oftentimes, stepping back to think about the art, or will work on several pieces in various stages.

This allows me to view the relationship of the whole image working together and is often achieved by watching the connection of light and shadow throughout the various times of the day in my studio. I rarely work on a small section at a time.”Kimberly Reed

For more info, please visit …artists/ …Kimberly Reed.


South Santiam Hall Gallery/ Linn-Benton Community College
Sea, Earth, & Heavens:
Artistic visions in metal, fiber and glass with artwork by Rinee Merritt, Dan Mckenzie, and Wadell Snyder

Contemplate the textures of fabric kelp and jellyfish that tie the themes of Sea, Earth, and Heaven together throughout the exhibition. Experience the energy and beauty in the form of fiber work, glass sculpture, and metal works. Get lost in a display of color, shape, and light as glass corals and salmon shimmer in the space. View the contrast of metal mediums with organic subject matter as each piece leads you around the gallery.

LBCC South Santiam Hall Gallery is open to the public 8 a.m-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, while the exhibition is on display until May 5.


A review received from Rinee Merrit, Sea, Earth and Heavens artist, and, too, a Fairweather Gallery artist.



It is a bucket list item crossed off. We put up the installation. I learned a lot about what I would do again.

It was also interesting having it in a school setting where it was about the art installation. The curators did not post prices. The moments are captured in a video! It was all worthwhile for me. I enjoyed visiting during the opening reception with an estimated 50-60 people in attendance. What was nice was when the curators dimmed the lights and all of the lights behind the planets and seaweed glowed. It was magical and made me realize that I had accomplished a vision. We left the planet for just a little bit to go underwater and off to space. I could hear people say “ooooh” which was how I felt.

 here is a link to the video.”   –Rinee


From the Fairweather Gallery  archives: COLLECTIVE ENERGY, table and wall display featuring glass by Rinee Merritt and art by Kimberly Reed.


And, too, Kimberly Reed arrives once again to exhibit in  the Fairweather Gallery in May, 2018!

She has been traveling the world with her art. More news and images about  Kimberly Reed soon.