Lee Munsell


“Cliffs” oil by Lee Munsell
“Oregon Hug Point”

“Oregon North Coast Gold”

“One gets the feeling that Lee Munsell wants to communicate more than paint alone can suggest He uses nuances of light to create transcendent evocations.”

Lee Munsell uses nuances of light to create transcendent evocations. At a time when excess is a great temptation for an artist, it is refreshing to find an individual like Munsell who embraces time-honored tradition then attempts the difficult.

He explores the profundity of water and light, presenting a shimmering work on rocks, or a glow of luminosity in back lit waves.” –William Havlicek, art critic

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

On display and on sale through May 25

ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell.

The artist, Lee Munsell, is a Luminist, as he explores a range of naturalistic subject matter with a sensitive eye for varying degrees of luminosity. He takes on the more difficult subjects of water, its weight, and its under tow in the tidal current.

Welcoming NW pastel artist Susan Mitchell. 

On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start.

In the words of the May 2021 gallery exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime.

The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new art specially created for the upcoming high season.   

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

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Lee Munsell painting LIVE at Fairweather Gallery in the spring of 2021.

“There is a design to the world and cosmos around us. There are lessons in everything created.” LM

Just in from Lee Munsell. New for 2021.

Oil Paintings. One-of-a-kind.

Original artwork that is not set into any frame.

Because of frameless borders, these artworks can adapt to any style.

Unframed works are loved for their sleek and modern look.

Please read more about Lee Munsell, on the featured artist tab at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com 

His art works have been selected previosuly for the Laguna Festival of the Arts, a sought after juried show. In addition, Lee Munsell has participated in the Pageant of the Masters. His work is exhibited in selected galleries throughout the United States including a one man how at the World Art Gallery. He has traveled throughout throughout the Pacific NW to gather insights and does pencil sketches on location that allow him to take the inspiration for new work later in his studio.

“An 8 x10 box points a new direction, with dreamlike images that wrap around and create a story or awaken a memory.” Gayle H. Seely, artist
“Reverse side of 8×10″ box Drawn with oil markers, this box is covered on all sides with vivid, lively colors.” Gayle H. Seely

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Art Show and Sale

May 1-25

ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burges, and Lee Munsell. Debuting the pastel art of Susan Mitchell. 

“On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start. In the words of the Fairweather exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime”. 

The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new art specially created for the upcoming summer season.   

“For by the coastal summer season, is that nothing is enjoyed without community, without creative collaboration, without pure joy, and resolute faith in living safely and sharing generously with friends, family, and visitors.”  FH&G

Seely has been represented by the Fairweather Gallery since 2015.

Seely and her husband live in Seaside where she also has a studio. When she isn’t working, she enjoys walking and spending time with her beautiful dog.

“I love seeing people become so involved in my boxes,” Gayle H. Seely. The artist’s unique creations will be on display at Fairweather House and Gallery’s Art Walk kick off at the ON YOUR MARKS opening reception on Saturday, May 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Her painting methods combined with fresh, modern energy and emotions create intricate colorful boxes, bound to delight.

Seely, an Oregon native, moved to the North Coast from Trinidad in 1984. She became familiar with the area after her parents, Carol and Al Vernon, moved to Gearhart in 1980.

After graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in fine art, she moved to San Francisco to take a job in an architectural design firm.

To offset the artistic constrictions of her day job, she enrolled at Humboldt State College as a post baccalaureate unclassified, which meant she could take any art class she liked.

“There was a senior year seminar where I was thrown in with the messy artists, and I realized I wanted to feel that,” Seely said.

She decided to pay off her school loan and her and car loan and eventually quit her job in San Francisco to move to Trinidad to make art. To support herself, she took a job waiting tables. 

“When I wasn’t working, I drew. I was drawn to seascapes,” Seely said. “I’ve always loved the beach.”

Not long after, Seely had an epiphany she wanted to focus exclusively on boxes, a direction she’s taken for several years.

“The boxes are surprisingly durable,” Seely said. All the same, she said people collect them and regard them as talismans.

Excerpts from Seaside Signal newspaper

 

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“My dog is a trained pheasant hunter,” Seely says.

It’s easy to imagine one day, perhaps, in May, during the artist talk at the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk… Gayle will describe how feathers found their way into her enchanting and imaginative work…  

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 Watercolor by Diana Nadal,  glass platter by Money Rubin, glass vase by Bob Heath, encaustics by Emily Miller, handmade journal, notebook and wall tile art by Kris Zorko. Mouth-blown wine glasses, sandblasted stemware, silk quilted accent pillow, silver leaf display table, and painted eggs made by hand.

The GREEN ROOM on display through March 25th.

Watercolor and art cards by Diana Nadal, fused glass platter by Monet Rubin, quilted pillow by Cherry Harris, oil by Joanna Donaca, clock by Stuart Dittbrenner, abstract acrylic art by Bill Shumway, wood pedestals by Scott Husdon. Mouth-blown art glass, hand-crafted cast rabbit, Hunt Slonem bunny print,  notebooks by Kris Zorko,  pottery bowl by Suzy Holland, leather, wood, and linen frames, hand-painted silk scarf, vintage iron, bronze, and wood turned candle stands. On display through March 25th.

 

Glass plate by Carolyn Meyers Lindberg, maple bowl by Daniel Harris, mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, beveled glass picture frame, linen hostess gift, mouth-blown art glass, hand-carved bone frame, and NW handmade willow console table. On display through March 25th.

 

Art and ocean throw by Lee Munsell, stacked beveled glass serving caddy, hand-chiseled champagne flutes, mouth-blown glass bubbles, bamboo linen masks by Beth Fulton, cast plaster shell, hand-forged hurricane sconce,  wood plank console table, and faux wall texturing by Brian Anderson. Of special note is the treasured Fairweather’s grand piano, gifted to the gallery from a fellow Seaside business. And, too, see the masked and candid image of  Linda Fenton-Mendenhall (in the mirrored background) captured as the photographer was staging the photo!

Pottery by Marilyn Cohn, pitchers by Marcia Hudson, gemstone necklace by Mary Truhler, mercury glass candle cups, signed vintage vase, mouth-blown art glass, hand-painted faux eggs, wood platter by Tom Willing, cast faux chocolate bunny, art by Jim Young, hand-painted ceramic frame, hand-wired seed pearl flower stems, balsa wood hand curled filler, and hand-wrapped cut suede berry sprigs. On display through March 25th.

 

 

Art by Diana Nadal, recycled wood frame, whimsical sheep by Sandy Visse, hand-painted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, hand-made recycled wood coffee table, mouth-blown art vase,  and hand tailored linen table square. On display through March 25th.

Art by Bill Baily, verdigris candle holders, vintage metal tray, Fritz and Floyd platter and tureen, hand-made lampwork glass ladle by Cindy Erickson, hammered zinc table, mouth-blown glass cloche, Illumne candle columns, hand-forged iron candlestick, and wood turned dessert stand. On display through March 25th.

Art by Diana Nadal, cards by Leah Kohlenberg, vintage bunny,  art glass by Bob Heath, pottery bowl by Suzy Holland, impressionistic art by Bev Drew Kindley, and watercolor floral by Lieta Gratteri. On display through March 25th.

Mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, wood bowls by Daniel Harris, juniper wood sculpture and wood abstract tiles by Martin Conley, lampwork glass by Michelle Shigemasa,  impasto art by Leah Kohlenberg, watercolors by Bill Bailey, pastel by Gretha Lindwood,  hand made stemware,  mouth-blown glass art bowl, silk ribbon by the yard, recycled wooden railroad trestle table, and chalk painted wood lyre round table with drawer.  On display through March 25th.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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

The GREEN ROOM  through March 25th.

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Save the date

April 3rd

Nature’s Grace

Fairweather House and Gallery  opening artist reception

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“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

Impasto oil artist Tedd Chilless presented a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Artist Leopoldine Brew offered an artist talk about her WILD BEAUTY oil paintings during the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

 

 

Emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes gave an inspiring artist talk about her watercolor, pen and ink original works for the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Photo top left:

Landscape art by Lee Munsell, encaustic art Peg Wells, ocean oil by Phil Juttelstad, wave paintings by Sharon Abbott-Furze, woven twig basket by Charles Schweigert, and fused glass art pieces by Monet Rubin.

Photo top right:

Pelican mixed media by Helen Brown, watercolor landscapes by Mary Burgess, fresco paintings by Agnes Field, floral impasto by Tedd Chilless, pen and ink drawings by Vanessa K. Stokes, and fine art photography by Steven A. Bash.

 

Photo bottom left:

Fine art photograph by naturalist Neal Maine, abstract art by Barbara Martin, beeswax paintings by Kathryn Delany, graphite on yupo by Patricia ClarkFinley, landscape oil by Colette Fallon, and pottery by Suzy Holland.

 

Photo bottom right:

Mixed media WILD BEAUTY series by Jan Rimerman, woven twig basket by Charles Schweigert, wood bowls by Daniel Harris and Tom Willing

Photo collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY Exhibition and Art Sale

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, among others.

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.

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

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“Splendor of the Sea” encaustic by Peg Wells

10″x10″ $150

“Rocky Shore” encaustic by Peg Wells

17″x14″ $200

Hand made chiseled glass

$95-$295

Glassware by Rox Heath

$20 per piece

SHORE THINGS postcard

Mouth blown hour glass, bronze dragonfly, handmade glass bowls, coral centerpiece, fused glass platter and more.

“The shore: if I’m not on it, near it, or looking at it, I’m dreaming of it.”
Unknown Author

“I hope someday I’ll wake up to see that I live near a shore.”
Unknown Author

“At the shore, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents and plan by the tides.”
Unknown Author

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 SHORE THINGS

Art show and sale

On exhibition through July 30th

 Exploring the deep, multifaceted relationship with the sea and shore

    Featuring original art by NW artists Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Emily Miller, Pam Haunschild, Leah Kohlenberg,  Karen Lewis, Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, Susan Romersa, Vicky Combs-Snider, and Peg Wells

Introducing oil painter Colette Fallon

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Copyright © 2020

Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at how Fairwweather’s has captured NW artists’ artwork during past May art exhibitions.

May 2019

Artist lectures.

Artists Patricia Clark-Finley, Carolyn Wagler, Russell J. Young and Deirdra Doan

May 2018

Artist lectures.

May 2017

Special visitors, special art and artist visit.

May 2016

Featured artists.

May 2015

LIVE performance, painting LIVE and artist patron.

May 2014

Painting LIVE and performing LIVE,

Hope you enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at how Fairwweather’s has captured NW artists’ artwork during five past May exhibitions.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery shut its doors mid-March following the Governor’s order that nonessential retailers and services must be closed.

 

“At a moment when our physical location is closed due to the health crisis, online viewing is offered as a primary means to present art and to connect with art enthusiasts,”  galleriest D. Fairweather.

Please read more about the gallery and its commitment to NW artists and products made by NW hands.

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Soon, we hope to be on the other side of the pandemic crisis.

The arts play a vital role in supporting tourism efforts in our community, and while we are currently in a holding pattern,

there is no time like the present for a bit of looking back and, hopefully, for moving forward.

We will continue sharing and connecting in the arts with the artists and you.

 

Want more info contact gallery curator @fairweatherkd@gmail.com or message on FB @fairweatherhouseandgallery

 

 

 

Ruby and copper hues.

Angel of Waters sculpture (1/3 scale to size  NYC Central Park icon), copper beaded tree, silver sequinned tree, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, encaustic by Elina Zebergs and cold wax art by Peg Wells.

“The displays  at Fairweather’s are like amazing art installations.”

Emerald  and turquoise hues.

“Moonlight and Waves” original oila by Ron Nicolaides, hand painted ornaments, mouth blown seeded glass bubble vase, hand made glass “Ocean” platters by Sandy and Bob Lercari, faux wall by Brian Anderson.

“Art in hues, displays in jewel tones and fine interior design.”

 

Pearl and moonstone hues.

Handmade abalone shell trees,  handmade painted birch tree centerpieces, handmade sequinned trees, Theodore Roosevelt quote  “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”  calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, handmade zinc finials, mouth blown mercury glass finials with ceramic urn filled with gold leaf and silver rhinestone ornaments. “The Guardian” Flemish oil strike off by Jon Anni.

“Fairweather’s gives one a visual experience. All. The. Time.”

Topaz and onyx hues.

Pen and ink art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, mixed media art by JoAnn Pari-Mueller,  pottery by Suzy Holland, wood boxes by Fred Lukens, handmade driftwood furniture, and coastal elk photograph by Neal Maine.

East window display featuring art by Lee Munsell, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, mixed media art by James Waterman,  handcut wood stars, handmade crystal trees, pearl and copper tree and mercury glass ornaments.

 “Window displays for the HUE exhibition have the important duty of helping define Fairweather’s  unique brand.”

West window display featuring clipped pear branch tree, vintage tinsel tree, hand-carved wood candlestick, pair of angels by a master of craft, silver plaster frame, handmade recycled wood pedestals.

“Viewed beautifully sculptured figurines. Each pose so real. Each one almost seems to come to life.”

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

HUE hostesses Joan, Kathy, Katie, Denise, Kay and Saundra.

“How wonderful is it, though, when your people come to dress…like this?”

HUE on exhibit through December 23.

 

“Can you imagine the time spent beforehand – conceptualizing, planning and installing?”

If you cannot, sharing a time lapse video of an art installation earlier in 2019…

Video represents one section of the Fairweather Gallery showing days of after hours installation work including spackling, painting, displaying, accessorizing and lighting the selected artworks for  the ‘Life Abundant’ exhibition April 2019

 

“Fairweather House and Gallery is one of the Historic Gilbert District’s most sought after destinations offering an ever-changing amazing visual experience.” 

 

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Hand made bamboo vase and platter, hand wrapped fiber flower stem, hand crafted natural reed centerpiece, handforged wall scone, mouth blown leopard glass, hand beveled mirror, ribbon bow box by Ray Noregaard and handmade lined silk table slip cover.

 

 

 

Handmade pottery by Suzy Holland, willow console table, seascapes by Ron Nicolaides, mixed media art by Jan Shield, watercolor by Emily Miller, handmade silk pillows, mouth blown art glass, marble and plaster decor one-of-a-kind decor objects and hand turned wood candle sticks.

Jewelry by Mary Bottita,  photos in resin by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, oils by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, mezuzahs by Rosalyn Andronescu, hand made glass by Christine Downs  and art glass Fedor Zubanov and Irina Nazarkina.

 

Landscapes by Lee Munsell, watercolor with calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, fused glass by Carolyn Lindberg and Christine Downs.

 

 

Handmade quilt  and penny lamb pillow by Cherry Jones Harris and wood turned bowl by Daniel Harris.

 

 

Sea star wood boxes by Ray Noregaard and wine barrel Lazy susan table by Mike Morris.

 

 

MADE opening reception hostesses.

Shirley, Joan, Saundra, Kemy Kay and Denise.

 

“Made,” an exhibition, for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works by Northwest hands.

On sale through November 24.

“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the Fairweather Gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who have made craft cool and luxurious.”

To read more about the artisans, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com

 

Save the date and time
Next opening reception

Dec. 7, 5-7:pm

An exhibition titled HUE

Landscape oil by Ron Nicolaides and seascape oil by Lee Munsell.

“A simple walk along the beach, through a forest, or up a mountain can do wonders for your mental and emotional health. You do not have to have a specific destination in mind, either – your goal is not to hike X miles, but to immerse yourself in the natural, outside world around you.  Forest, mountain and sunset bathing can rejuvenate a weary mind.”

An interesting backstory or two or three…

On a Tuesday, during the peak season in August, visitors arrived in the gallery from Nevada, Montana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, FRANCE, Texas, Colorado, KENYA and a family of five from Utah who were seeing an ocean for the very first time!!!

 

And, on a Monday, the week before, visitors arrived from New York, Maine, Maryland, N. Carolina and from Missouri…this group started a road trip across the United States duplicating the Lewis and Clark journey.

Read more about Lewis and Clark start in Missouri and ending at  the Pacific Ocean in Oregon:

https://www.britannica.com/event/Lewis-and-Clark-Expedition

 

We are fortunate in that The City of Seaside has installed wide sidewalks to allow for six people to walk together. Indeed, there is a  town ordinance, Title 12,  that lists driveway, sidewalk standards and advertising within the public right-of-way.

During the recent beach volleyball tournament, an estimated 6,000 visitors arrived and walked along Broadway.  Here are a few tidbits heard as they did their walkabouts: “My, oh, my, it’s a beautiful sunny day at the beach.” “Man, I could live here.”  “Life is just better at the beach. Everything is better at the beach!”

 

Visitors enjoying Dale Veith’s “Serenity”, a  fine art photograph on display at Fairweather’s OUTSIDE INTERESTS exhibition.

In the background: art by Blue Bond, Diane Copenhaver and Emily Miller.

 

“Serenity”

“The work selected for your show OUTSIDE INTERESTS is especially important because that’s where I learned to use art in my healing process.”  Dr. Dale Veith, Clinical Psychologist.

OUTSIDE INTERESTS on exhibition through August 25.

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Oils by Melissa Jander.  Hand forged candle sticks, wood table by Ray Noregaard, candles by Illume,  hand fringed wool shawl, mouth blown pink art glass and jewelry by Mary Bottita.

Impasto oil by Lean Kohlenberg, pottery by Suzy Holland, hand made glass by Christine Downs and jewelry by Mary Bottita.

 

Impasto oil on canvas by Leah Kohlenberg, oil landscapes by Karen E. Lewis, watercolor by Bev Drew Kindley, seascape by Lee Munsell and  hand made  glass by Bob Heath.

 

Encaustic by Elina  Zebergs, pottery by Suzy Holland, hand forged pewter candle sticks with Illumne column candles.

 

Oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, landscape by Lee Munsell, watercolors by Paul Brent and jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard.

 

Watercolor with wax on rice paper by Helen Brown, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, encaustic birds by Kathryn Delaney and hand made  glass by Bob Heath.

 

Buoy, regetta  and beach oils by Paul Brent and landscape oils by Barbara Rosbe Felisky.

 

Handmade autumn wreath, land spaces by Bev Drew Kindley,   hand made paper box by Christine Trexel, crane art by Peggy Evans, with jewelry by Tanya Gardner and Mary Hurst.

 

Oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, encaustics by Elina Zebergs and handmade light stand by Andrew Nelson.

Photos by Scott Saulsbury for OUTSIDE INTERESTS.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

ON EXHIBITION

Through August 25 

OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest.

Selected art, all original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.

 

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