Melissa Jander


ON SECOND GLANCE, vignette #1:  Handmade display cabinet, coastal pen and ink landscapes by NW artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, mahogany turned wood pedestal, handmade urchin bowl by Emily Miller; inlaid wood, embossed wood, and leather frames, shell shadow box, with linen and down-filled pillows.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #2: Faux marbled wall texturing by Seaside painter Brian Anderson, En Plein Aire original oils by Melissa Jander, vintage Frtiz and Floyd pottery, mouth blown glass vegetables, hand made lamp work bead ladle, recycled glass platter, hand forged plate stand, and finished edge plank table with forged iron base.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #3: Handmade barn doors, Seaside oil paintings by Paul Brent,  glasswork by Bob and Rox Heath, framed glass tiles by Christine Downs, bamboo and linen runners, upcycled trestle table, handthrown glazed pottery, turned ebony wood candlesticks, and Made by NW Hands ™ reversible masks.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #4: Gallery wall featuring vintage 1950s house siding, encaustic art by Peg Wells, mixed media panels by Jan Rimerman, seed pearl table top boxes by Gayle H. Seely, fresco art by Agnes Field, watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, En Plein Aire painting by Karen Doyle, impasto paintings by Leah Kolenberg, fused glass platter by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, water media forest critter abstracts by Pan Huanschild, handpainted silk with salted accents by Cicely Gilman, glass art by Fedor Zubanov, semi-precious jewelry by Mary Truhler, recycled burn pile wood art by Nikole Rae Peacock, amber art glass bowl by Bob Heath, bamboo twig basket by Charles Schweigert, and woven textile by Bonnie Garlington.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #5: Pastel landscape and stemware by Gretha Lindwood, handmade books by Kris Zorko, pottery by Marilyn Cohn,  handmade boxes by Christine Trexel,  En Plein Aire paintings by Lisa Wiser, abstract oil by Carmela Newstead, water media by Pam Haunschild, fused glass by Darcy Martin, fluted bowl by Suzy Holland, and art glass by Bob Lecari.

ON SECOND GLANCE

Through September 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

An exhibition that depicts a second look into art concepts, looking past the first glimpse to discover deeper, more specific, and significant elements in the artist’s conception of the work.

Staging by KD Fairweather, Allied member American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

Plein Air LIVE on Camano Island with Melissa Jander

 
 
I have been painting a lot this year, as many of us artists have been doing with our extra time at home. When I paint it’s like traveling to another place, no matter the subject. It’s the same way when I’m in the garden tending to the flowers. Time seems to disappear and it’s simply delightful.”    Melissa Jander

Melissa Jander is an artist working out of her studio on Camano Island in the San Juan area of Seattle area, and was born in Portland, OR and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Melissa began painting and creating as far back as she can remember, but practicality dictated another career path.

After working in the business world as a graphic designer and in other professional marketing roles, she began seriously pursuing her art in 2001, working in oils on canvas.

She joined local art groups and participated in juried group and solo shows, art fairs, and artist-in-action demos. Current art associations include Oil Painters of America, Evergreen Association of Fine Arts, Plein Aire Washington Artists, and Northwest Artists in Action.

“Art life these days with my studio supervisor, Franz.” –Melissa

“Camano Garden Tulips”  12 x 9 oil by Melissa Jander

The garden has given me lots of flowers for painting and for sharing with others in the community. The joy on someone’s face when you hand them a bouquet is one of my favorite things. I think that’s why I include so many flowers in my work; it’s an offering of a bouquet that will never fade. –-MJ
 

“Favorite Things” 12 x 16 oil by Melissa Jander

I try to capture the luminescence of the petals and the emotion of light bouncing in and around the objects, the reflections of patterns off of different types of surfaces of crystal and silver, multiplying the abundance of joy within the painting.”   MJ

“Time for Brunch” 16 x 20 oil by Melissa Jander

These new paintings for 2021 come to you with love and care. I wish you all many blessings and good health!”  MJ
 

“Lilacs in Silver Pitcher” 14 x 11 oil by Melissa Jander

“Promises” 12 x 9 oil by Melissa Jander

I try to be as expressive with paint and color as possible, while still staying fairly representational. I love to offer the viewer an opportunity to engage a familiar subject while still leaving room to wander, play and fill in the gaps of interpretation. Painting this way gives me such joy, and I’m delighted to share.”  — MJ

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

ON SECOND GLANCE

September 5-25

An exhibition that depicts a second look into art concepts, looking past the first glimpse to discover deeper, more specific, and significant elements in the artist conception of the work.

Featuring woodturner Mike Brown with Oregon Myrtlewood inlaid with Azul, watercolorist Mary Burgess working with gold leaf,  Pam Haunschild with water media elements, en plein aire artist Melissa Jander with paintings from the light of the San Juan Island,  Carolyn Myers Lindberg adding copper elements to fused glass, botanical artist Mike Mason with art layered with leaves, and oil painter Lisa Wiser with fresh works celebrating the fall season.

Introducing textile artist Bobbie Garlington and hammered pewter artist Barb Sedgwick.  

 

 

“Five new paintings are on their way to you, for your show “On Second Glance”,  including certificates  of authenticity. Thank you again for the opportunity to show brand new work in your gallery. Listen to my interview podcast: “The Camano Voice” episode 93.  —Melissa Jander

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ON YOUR MARKS vignette#1: art by Bev Drew Kindley, beaded box by Gayle H. Seely, oil by Beth Collins, wood turned bowls by Tom Willing, hand-painted wine glasses, Seaside salt water taffy, and hostess gifts of linen hand towels.
ON YOUR MARKS vignette #2: Abstract art by Jackie Leloff, encaustic by Diana Copenhaver, florals by Lieta Gratteri, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, hand-painted wine glasses by Gretha Lindwood, fused glass by Carolyn Myers, handmade suede flowers, mouth blown art glass, hammered/forged iron candlesticks, with Seaside’s famous salt water taffy.
ON YOUR MARKS vignette #3: Oil florals by Melissa Jander, impressionistic landscapes by Bev Drew Kindley, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, cranes by Peggy Evans, selected spring table accessories with a collection of hostess gifts, and Seaside salt water taffy.

On YOUR MARKS art show and sale through May 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

“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”. on,

Featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell. Introducing he pastel art of Susan Mitchell.

“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

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

 

INTO THE BLUE 

A FAIRWEATHER GALLERY SHOW

Opening June 5 and on exhibit through June 25

Introducing poured alcohol artist Gail Pennebaker

INTO THE BLUE

June 5-25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Just how fond are artists of a particular color will be demonstrated at the opening reception of INTO THE BLUE,  with fifteen selected NW artists,  100 new original paintings, art glass, and semi-precious  gemstone jewelry pieces.

Acrylic  artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia art Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

 Abstract photographer Bob Kroll

Water colorist Lieta Gratteri

Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood

Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman

Oil painter Lisa Wiser

Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler

Introducing poured alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker

Welcoming Paul Brent, returning artist for his fifteenth summer in Seaside, Oregon!

 

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

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Jewelry by Mary Truhler, watercolor abstracts by Lieta Gratteri, photographs by Neal Maine, triptych landscape by Toni Avery, hydrangea oil by Melissa Jander, floral still life by Emily Schultz McNeil, pen and ink portrait by Vanessa K. Stokes, and pottery by Marcia Hudson.
Heron oil painting by Paul Brent, wood sculptures by Martin Conley, landscape oil by Karen Doyle, silk and cotton ribbons by the yard, hardbound coastal cookbook, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, wood turned bowls by Daniel Harris, bamboo and mahogany wood runner, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, jewelry by Michelle Shigemasa, raw edge trestle table, down filled silk throw pillows, and milk painted wood lyre table.
Mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, encaustic art by Emily Miller, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, cranes by Peggy Evans, fused glass bowl by Bob Lecari, ocean ghost rope baskets by Emily Miller, willow twig table by Otis, mouth blown art glass, and selected plated glass frames.
Art by Karen Doyle, cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, assemblage vase by Jeanne Walker, calligraphy art by Penelope Culbertson, tile earrings by Kris Zorko, silk textile wall hanging by Cicely Gilman, fused glass art platter by Bob Heath, hand turned wood candlestick, and verdigris bronze stand.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Nature’s Grace on exhibition through April 25

“Truly, artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the  imagination, transcending grace  through the muse of nature.” FH&G

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

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery

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

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Watercolor by Mary Burgess, art glass, masks by Cherry Harris, and visiting art patron Jessica, beautifully dressed for the Fairweather Gallery opening reception for Nature’s Grace.

Oceanscape by Toni Avery, watercolor by Mary Burgess, fish platter by Sandy Visse, bamboo linen masks by Beth Fulton, jewelry by Mary Truhler, fused glass platter by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, and diachronic glass rectangle plate by Christine Downs.

 

 

“For your June show, SUMMER SERVED, I have shipped my new paintings to you with certificates of authenticity. Please let me know if you need anything else. Thank you so much for your valiant efforts during this time of quarantines and gradual re-openings. I am glad you have stayed healthy through this.”  –Melissa Jander

“Narcissi and Fruit” by Melissa Jander
11×14 in. oil on linen, framed
$495

 

 

“Peony in Morning Sunlight” by Melissa Jander
12×12 in. oil on linen, framed
$470

 

 

“Sweet Peas and Pear” by Melissa Jander
20×16 in. oil on linen, framed
$840

As always, Melissa Jander finds ample artistic inspiration in her scenic surroundings.

 

“I am now painting in my new Camano Island studio and rejoicing in the light and atmosphere up here.

My goal is to continue creating romantic and hopeful paintings which entice the viewer to stop awhile and enjoy the simple and beautiful moments in life.” —Melissa Jander

 

 

 

Seaside Art Walk is gallery-coordinated online exhibit through June 30th.

 

As we continue to follow the State’s order to limit public gatherings, the galleries will feature shows through social media platforms.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside

Fairweather offers a dose of Americana in SUMMER SERVED on exhibit through June 25.

Featuring original art by Paul Brent, Melissa Jander, and Sharon Kathleen Johnson, as well as, wood serving bowls by Tom Willing.

 

Melissa Jander captures the carefree nature of the summertime. Her impressionistic paintings inspire the leisurely days that make the summer season particularly appealing. With light and airy works featuring platters of fresh fruit, vases of fresh flowers, and open, welcoming windows looking out to breezy, ocean views,  Melissa Jander, a nature-loving artist, truly, depicts the relaxing moods of the summer, ” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

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

“Part curatorial, part installation Fairweather House and Gallery brings together artists’ works from a wide variety of genres and grouping them in seasonal spectrums.”

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

For more info contact fairweatherkd@gmail.com

Fairweather House and Gallery

Open Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun 12-3:pm

Closed Tue and Wed

Moving forward our hours will remain limited until there is a convincing containment of the coronavirus.

The more we work together, the faster our community can begin to recover from this crisis.
Strategies that the gallery is implementing to adapt to changes and well being.
These are temporary practices aimed at keeping our community healthy.

Staying safe.

 

 

 

Melissa Jander

 

Melissa Jander is an award-winning Seattle area artist creating oil paintings full of color and emotion. She began her studies in the field of technical drawing and architecture, later adding a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language and Literature from Washington State University, a Graphic Design Certificate from the Art Institute of Seattle, and a Web Design Certificate from Bellevue College. Continuing art instruction included the Loveland Academy of Fine Art in Colorado, Gage Academy and Kirkland Arts Center in Washington, and additional private art instruction. Melissa is a Signature Member of Women Artists of the West, and Associate Member of American Impressionist Society, and Oil Painters of America, and member of Camano Arts Association.

In recent news, Melissa Jander was honored to receive the promoted status of “Signature Member” in Women Artists of the West in January 2020.

 

 

And, too, Melissa Jander’s painting “Lively Gathering” won “Best of Show” from Women Artists of the West.

Jane Hunt, a Master Signature Member was the show judge and offered these kind comments:

“This piece epitomizes the expression ‘painting light’. You can almost feel the air in this piece and that coupled with clever composition, strong drawing and nuanced color harmony makes the viewer keep coming back.”

“One of my favorite places to go when visiting Seaside, Oregon is Fairweather House & Gallery. Owner Denise Fairweather is a celebrated Interior Designer and also a Master Gardener. Her gallery is a showcase of her fresh and contemporary style and is a beautiful sanctuary of art, furniture and home accessories…so inspiring! While we are waiting to be able to visit again, she is still curating her monthly art shows. I’m honored to be featured this month for “Summer Served.” — Melissa Jander

 

 

Copyright © 2020  Melissa Jander  for Fairweather House and Gallery

 

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.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

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

 

 

No barriers to art this month – Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be 100% online May 2-25!

May Art Walk is a concept of gallery-coordinated virtual exhibits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyYvHpqQI9g

As we continue following the State’s stay at home order,  Seaside galleries remain closed until further notice.

Galleries have gone on-line and are committed to assist you with during  COVID-19 via e-mail and through social media platforms.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

On-line until further notice

A curatorial virtual NW exhibiton titled ‘In Full Bloom’

Fairweather House and Gallery brings together artists’ works in a variety of genres and interpretations, grouping them into an on-line spectrum of theme and color.

Featuring art by Jo Pomeroy Crockett, Christine Downs, Bev Drew Kindley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Greta Lindwood, Melissa Jander, Carmela Newstead, and Zifen Qian.

“I love flowers. If I could, I would have flowers for dessert and live in a greenhouse surrounded by them. I actually crave flowers for their lovely colors, textures, fragrance, and beauty,   D. Fairweather, galleriest

Featured floral art work includes botanical, realism, abstraction, and surrealism.

Research has found that being around flowers increases the level of compassion that they feel for others and are more willing to extend a helping hand to those in need.

Art can be purchased and picked-up by curbside appointment or delivered free locally.

Contact gallery curator @fairweatherkd@gmail.com or message on FB @fairweatherhouseandgallery

We will see you, hopefully, on the other side of the pandemic crisis.

 

 

Just viewing floral art causes joy in the same way as walking in nature and losing oneself in music.

“For if you think art is not necessary try to spend time without music, books, poems, movies and… art.”

Sharing a video recently posted by North Coast Land Conservancy.

 

 

Thank you for reading about the arts in Seaside.

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“There is a certain spirit that is inherent in the arts.  There is a tenacity, a sort of can-do attitude that represents the best of creating, thinking and doing.  There is a certain fearlessness in not being dismayed by events that are out of control. Indeed, artists have a unique sensitivity in the ability to pivot and meet needs that enlighten and inform.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist

“Thanks for the opportunity to share what I’ve been working on. Here are some of my latest paintings.”  Melisaa Jander

Art during “shelter-in-studio by Melissa Jander

“Memories of Puebla” 16×20 oil on linen.

“Puebla is the location of one of the battles of independence for Mexico. “Cinco de Mayo” is the celebration the country chose as the festival, although it happened over a long period of time. Our family had the privilege to be in the town of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo and enjoy the parade and cultural festivities. Wishing everyone good health and creativity during these unprecedented times.”  Melissa Jander

“Also, my new studio is finished! I paint upstairs.  Downstairs is a woodworking shop for my spouse. This a dream come true and will be a wonderful place to create.”  Melissa Jander, artist working from home on an island in the San Juan/ WA

Melissa Jander began her studies in the field of technical drawing and architecture, later adding a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language and Literature from Washington State University, a Graphic Design Certificate from the Art Institute of Seattle, and a Web Design Certificate from Bellevue College. Continuing art instruction included the Gage Academy in Seattle, Kirkland Arts Center, and private art instruction. Melissa is a member of Women Artists of the West, American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, and Camano Arts Association.

“From the Edge” Jan Shield

“I think this is a wonderful idea to show art being made. My work is 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.  Look forward to seeing you soon,  probably in May.”  Jan  Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University

Read more about the artist:

https://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/2012/02/retired_pacific_university_pro.html

Jan Shield was at Pacific University in Forest Grove for forty years, twenty one of them as chairman of the art department. His tenure is the longest of any professor in the school’s history.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside Oregon

Closed until it is safe to reopen… let us hope… soon

Please visit us at:  http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Due to the  novel coronavirus the gallery shut its doors on March 15, 2020

A fresh palette. A revitalized spirit. A soft, rosy hue blooming with potential.  Color of the Year 2020.

“First Light” 2102-70 by Benjamin Moore is the backdrop for a new decade.

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind designer pillows. Antique rosy/ pink velvet brocade.

Down filled pillows with hand stitched flowers in soft pinks and greys.

Questions and Answers:

Q: How to you create a signature style for each season, you ask?

A: I thoughtfully edit the collections and forecast an upcoming season after reading interior designer trade magazines and re-visit favorite design books. I take a lot of time in the winter to consider and select a trending idea and a designer look. My approach has one important quality: to provide an artful vision.

The products selected are to be made by hand and made in America.  Indeed, the gallery has a sign in the front window that says this.  My signature style, oftentimes tweaked and refined, is created to offer the unique and beautiful  Fairweather House & Gallery “look”.

In truth, a few are not just, let’s say…favorites, but rather have become signature pieces…as in the sublimely beautiful hand made glass design pieces that are the “Fairweather” calling cards. My signature style is a set mind, applying a vision of what ifs, must-sees and to-dos.

 

Visitors have often said: “This place is amazing.”

And, then, too, I often share. I’m a minimalist in my mind, constantly editing the displays, walls and tables to insure that the gallery isn’t too-perfect…but, rather, a showcase of sophisticated one-of-a-kind art pieces that highlight each individual season.  D. Fairweather, gallerist and Allied Member A.S.I.D.

FAV winter read re-visited  for 2020:

The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details by Christiane Lemieux

 

Read more at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

P.S.S.T. Four weeks to Valentine’s Day.

Exclusive to Seaside.  Fran’s fine chocolates.

 

P.S.S.T. Six weeks to spring.

“Neighborhood Party” oil  by Melissa Jander.

 

Copyright © 2020 D. Fairweather

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.

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 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.

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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