Marga Stanley


 “When We Were Young”

Bunny with friend

Original on panel by Marga Stanley

 

Fun Fact:

The Easter bunny has a long history, first appearing at least fifteen hundred years ago as the earthly representative of the Saxon fertility goddess “Eastre”.

 

 

“I feel like I should take some time and do some experimenting. Art is one of my great passions, giving me a lot of joy and sense of accomplishment. It’s also important for me to learn new techniques while studying ones of long ago. You have given me confidence and a sense of belonging that is truly invaluable.”  Marga

 

 

 

Featured artists for ‘March’ exhibition displayed on the west showcase wall: whimsical paintings by Marga Stanley, pastels by Leah Kohlenberg, fused glass necklaces by Mike Fox, fresco paintings by Agnes Field.  Accessories made by hand:  willow bird nests, felt bunny, hand turned wood candlestick and hand forged bronze candelabra.

 

Featured artists for ‘March’ exhibition displayed on the west showcase wall.  Left to right: Abstract “March Grasses” original by Leah Kohlenberg,  impasto oil by Melissa Jander, fused glass by Mike Fox, hand-made glass by Bob Heath and pastel pen and ink by Lori Wallace-Lloyd.

 

Featured ‘March’ exhibition artists.  Left to right:  Penelope Culbertson calligraphy, en plein air original by Bev Drew Kindley, miniature oil by Barbara Rosbe Felisky, acrylic “Dune Grasses” by Bev Drew Kindley, oil landscapes by Lisa Wiser, couture jewelry by Mary Hurst, hand-made glass platter by Sandy and Bob Lercari, pastel by Gretha Lindwood and fine art hardbound books selected for the spring season.

 

 

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

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer.

‘March’ on exhibit through March 31.

Fairweather House and Galllery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 

 

From traditional to transitional, representational to contemporary, realism to impressions, The Fairweather House and Gallery has presented an eclectic collection of fine art by an exceptional group of living Northwest regional artists for over 12 years.

 

Save the date and time.

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday April 6.

The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Opening artist reception for “Life Abundant” featuring regional artists Bill Baily, Diane Copenhaver, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Martha Lee, Emily Miller, Veronica Russell, Jan Shield, introducing oil painter James Waterhouse and watercolor artist Carolynn Wagler. 

“For April the works are full of energy to create a feeling of the air merging with the trees and fields where from the earth they grow.  They express a sort of witness to the soil becoming the grass and how plant life abounds joined in a harmony of space and form,” Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University.

Painting demonstration, artist lectures, LIVE music by Shirley 88 and local habitat lecture by Neal Mail at 6:pm.

 

To read more about the gallery, please visit www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com


 ‘Shannon’ crystal candle sticks.

Ireland is home to some of the world’s most impressive crystal designs, among them ‘Shannon’  crystal. The craft of Irish crystal making is an art form that has been developed and modified over hundreds of years, going back as far as the Celts, who brought the first glass to Ireland in for jewelry making.

Table design featuring ‘Shannon’ crystal, mixed-media beach stone and lichen art by Peggy Stein, ‘Great Blue Heron’ oil painting by Paul Brent, miniature abstract by  Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, semi-precious gemstone necklaces by Mary Bottita.  Tables by D. Fairweather, gallerist and  allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers. Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

Green art glass: no other medium captures the dance of light and color so perfectly, mouth blown gracefully into a free-form shape. Approximately 20’ diameter at rim.

Kemy Kay, art hostess in dressed in the wearing of green, Carol Johansen, frequent gallery visitor. She is a cousin to Fairweather resident artist Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, did you know?

Pastels on table by Leah Kohlenberg,  raw edged coffee table by Ray Noregaard, birch wood framed acrylics on grass cloth  by Barbara Bacon Folawn, abstract 12×12 by Diane Copenhaver, pen and ink framed and matted art by emerging artist Brenda Gordon, paper cloth beaded origami by Peggy Evans and table display featuring the liquid beauty of a hand blown fluted glass bowl. Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

One-of-a-kind hand-crafted art jewelry at the Fairweather Gallery. Distinctive  NW artist-made necklaces and earrings.

 

Concert grand piano display for ‘March’ featuring watch necklaces by Brigitte Willse, sea glass jewelry by Barbara Walker, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and earrings by Mary Boitta, Mary Hurst, Karen Johnson and Tanya Gardner.

 

 

 

Leather key ring cross by Luan and silver cuff by Alan Stockam and Heather Rieder.

 

 

 

To read about the history of the Celtic cross, please visit https://www.gaelicmatters.com/celtic-cross-meaning.html

 

To read more about past Irish and March articles about  Fairweather’s go to:

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/a-round-of-applause-for-after-pa…

Mar 12, 2017 – A round of applause for after party images from IRISH LANDS, an exhibition opening at Fairweather’s.

Feb 14, 2017 – Posted by Fairweather House and Gallery under Q&A | Tags: Art Galleries, … Kate Hegarty came to America from Ireland with a spinning wheel …
Mar 2, 2016 – The Wildlife Center of the North Coast will bring a live American kestrel to FairweatherHouse and Gallery during …

 

Making the Dollar: Fairweather House & Gallery. Published: March 26, 2009. During 25 years of interior design experience she …

Top left: mixed media 12 x 12 painting by Jan Rimerman, mini words in wisdom by Diane Copenhaver, ceramics, lava vases and pottery by Emily Miller, mouth blown glass platters by Sandy and Bob Lercari, pastel “Pond Reflection” by Dan Mackerman, as well as calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

Top center: “Great Blue Heron” oil painting by Paul Brent.

Top right:  pair of whimsical art by Marga Stanley.

Bottom left: Seaside Visitors Bureau/ Tourism booklet 2019 open to a page about the Fairweather Gallery.  Nature photography by Neal Maine.

Bottom center:  Watercolors on yupo by Carolyn Macpherson and wood boxes by Ray Noregaard.

Bottom right: IIumne  candle collection on piano,  Fine Art lamps,  mirror by Currey and Co., indoor/outdoor garden stool by Art Interiors and limited edition rabbit lithographs.

2019 March postcard by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

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

 

 


Marga Stanley, artist

 

 

Emily Miller with her 100 Turtles Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Brooks

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

 

For more images, please go to http://www.facebook.com/  Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

 

Photo collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

“The Snorkeler”  by Marga Stanley.  Acrylic on wood panel.

 

 

 

“My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it all over again, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt. With each coat of paint, whether it’s watercolors, gouache, acrylics and oil comes depth and motion…it’s exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer to the next. I love using odd tools to paint with….for instance, the main images on my mini whimsy collection, were painted with a toothpick (I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife). I love the movement of things… whether it’s the hair or feather on a bird’s head or the drooping of a flower’s leaf…I want to make my painting live and breathe.”

 

 

Close up of “The Snorkeler”

 

Marga Stanley in her home studio, at times, she paints with toothpick.

“Here’s what I have for you for your OCEAN FOLK show in July.” 

 

“Pool Party” by  Marga Stanley. Acrylic on wood panel. 12 x 12.

 

 

“We are going to need a bigger boat! ” Marga Stanley.  Acrylic on wood panel.  11×14

 

Close of  detail “We are going to need a bigger boat!”

Yes, indeedie,  on some her whimsy collection, the artist paints with a toothpick!!!  “I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife.”  Marga Stanley

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

July 7- July 31

 OCEAN FOLK

Marga Stanley has lectured at the Fairweather House and Gallery for many years, with many delightful words and beaming many good wishes to art patrons.

 

 

Artist grace note:

“Thank you so much for making my day!!! I was having a little bit of a stressful day and voila…you came to my rescue! I am so glad I am selling work!!!  Thanks to you, my dear.”   Hugs. Marga

 

“Foghorn Leghorn in the Chicken of Sea boat” SOLD! Art by Marga.

 

Again, Smile. Beam. Repeat.  For more about the artist, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgalllery.com

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.

 

 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/…/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.

 

www.dailyartmagazine.com/pablo-picassos-bulls-road-simplicity

 

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 http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …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.

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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.

 

Pears Illustrated.

Swimsuit Edition.

Art by Marga.

Marga at home  in her studio.

 

IMAGINATION….

“My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it all over again, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt.

With each coat of paint, whether it’s watercolors, gouache, acrylics and oil comes depth and motion…it’s exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer to the next.

I love using odd tools to paint with….for instance, the main images on my mini whimsy collection, were painted with a toothpick (I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife).

SOLD!  Art by Marga  at Tempo Gallery.

I love the movement of things… whether it’s the hair or feather on a bird’s head or the drooping of a flower’s leaf…I want to make my painting live and breathe.

While living in the Caribbean I founded an annual fine arts fair, featuring over 20 very talented and diverse artists.

I draw on a regular basis with an exceptional group of local artists and am one of the founding members of Tempo Gallery, an arts collective, in Astoria.

My art has been shown in Canada, British West Indies, and the US, with collectors in OR, NY, NJ, MO, CA, FL, WA and Canada and Japan.

For eight delightful years I read Bedtime Stories in Marga’s World on KMUN radio. Sometimes, when subject matter wasn’t available, I wrote my own children’s story. This was stimulating and a great way to fuel my imagination for my art.”  — Marga Stanley

For more about the whimsical Art by Marga, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Marga Stanley

 

 

Eye to Eye.

Art by Marga.

For Prefect Pair.

May exhibition.

Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

 

Grace note received:

Hi Dearie!

You are so sweet!!! Thanks for the write up …I am going to  share it on. Hope you are  enjoying our Spring. Thank you again my friend. Big Hugs! 
Marga 

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.

 

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