Melissa Jander


 

 

“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.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Work in progress by Jackie Leloff

“Yes, I’ve been painting a little  in my free time. I am a little anxious about how my daughter’s senior year is going to end up.   Hope to see you and your gallery soon. Whatever the outcome we will all manage. I remain hopeful that things will return to normal soon. Take care.”  Jackie Leloff

Jackie Leloff has a nursing background.  Some of the fundamental values that drive art — compassion, humanity, empathy, creativity and expression — are the very same values that influence nursing. The creation of art is a wonderful vehicle for nurses, whether the goal is to unwind, replenish the soul or share the nursing experience with the world

 

 

“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.

 

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.

 

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Summer Dreams” oil by Melissa Jander

 

“Books and Lavendar” oil by Melissa Jander

Melissa Jander

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.

 

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Melissa Jander offered an artist lecture during the opening reception of OUTSIDE INTERESTS.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

August 3-25 Exhibition

 

 

OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest.  Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.   Artists include Paul Brent, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Martha Lee, Gretha Lindwood, Ron Nicolaides, Susan Romersa, and Dale J. Veith.

 

“Award-winning artist Melissa Jander brings together the elements of color, composition and expressive brushwork to create beautiful paintings of everyday life. She enjoys orchestrating these elements in such a way that invites the viewer to fill in the rest of the story, perhaps stir a memory, a feeling, or the imagination. Melissa’s newest paintings contribute her own “Outside Interests” of gardening, books, beautiful northwest views, and collecting sentimental objects.”
Welcoming new artists:  oil painter Vicky Combs-Snider, glass artist Christine Downs and encaustic artist Elina Zebergs to the gallery.

Melissa’s beautiful paintings feature flowers grown on her Camano Island garden.  She has a unique synthesis of Post-Impressionist style art seen in the work of Van Gogh, Cezanne and Bonnard. Originating in France, the Post-Impressionist movement sought to expand the horizons of Impressionism, further exploring distortion of form and richness of color. Melissa harnesses this freedom of expression in the energetic art she creates.”

Q: Where in in the world is Camano Island, you ask?

A: Camano Island is a large island in the Puget Sound, located in Island County, Washington, between Whidbey Island and the mainland.

 

 

“If you have a yearning to experience the beautiful Oregon Coast in the summertime, visit Seaside. The art galleries of Seaside, all within walking distance, offer a delightful Art Walk on the first Saturday of each month. The galleries are located in the historic Gilbert District and there are several wonderful restaurants and cafes for your enjoyment.”  Melissa Jander

 

 

And, too a shout out for the arts.

 

 Melissa Jander will have an exhibition on September 12-October 12 at the Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, CO.  It is the Women Artist of the West 49th Annual Show “Mountain Aire.”

“It’s a huge honor to be selected among this group of talented artists.” Melissa Jander

 

Copyright © 2019  Melissa Jander/ Fairweather House and Gallery

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

Spring pink crane with feathers, crystals and pearls by Peggy.

 

“I received a huge order of Yuzen Washi Paper from Japan  (30 different designs) which inspired me.”

 

And, now, tickled pink to share a display table. So very timely for spring and so perfect for ‘Life Abundant’ on view through April 29.

 

 

Hand painted wine glasses in cherry blossom motif, pink platter by Emily Miller, sand-blasted hummingbird beverage glasses by Bob and Rox Heath, mouth blown art glass,  pink pearl necklace by Mary Boitta, hand-made silk blossom down filled  pillow, gold and pink speckled eggs decorated by hand,  rare pink sea glass and faux chocolate bunny.  “Tulips” oil painting by Melissa Jander with vintage bistro table and chairs.  In the background one-of-a-kind iron and twig garden folly and vase with Oregon myrtle wood eggs by Mike Brown. Hand wrapped silk cherry blossoms with mouth blown amethyst vase.

 

Silk cherry blossoms

And, now, a  finale.

 

 

Original calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson

 

“I was fortunate enough to study with the Master Professor of Calligraphy, Lloyd Reynolds, at Reed College. He really encouraged his students to “Pass it on” and I have been doing that for 50 years.” Penelope Culbertson

 

Q: What was Pablo Neruda, you ask?

A: Pablo Neruda, a Chilean poet, diplomat, and politician who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He was perhaps the most important Latin American poet of the 20th century.

 

 

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

 

 


Back wall display featuring acrylics  by Jan Shield, landscapes by Judy Horning Shaw, cabbage by Sandy Caghill, and vintage Hunt Slohem bunny art.

On the trestle table display: floral oil by Blue Bond, Landscape by Jan Shield, art glass by Mike Fox, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, handmade journal by Christine Trexel, segmented vase by Mike Brown, bracelets by Barbara Walker, floral cards by Mike Mason,  sand blasted beverage glasses by Bob Heath, hand-made candles and mouth blown glass.

Pillar wall display features oils by Melissa Jander.

 

 

Cabinet top featuring bamboo basket art by Charles Schweigert and vintage Chanel necklaces by Reneé Hafeman.

Cabinet interior featuring beaded mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely, rice paper art by Zifen Qian, dragonfly book matched box by Ray Noregaard, oak spoons by Mike Morris, wood bowl by Mike Brown, encaustic poppy by Kimberly Kent, floral oil by Melissa Jander and wood canisters by Fred Lukens.

 

Floral oil by Paul Brent, wood canister by Fred Lukens and mouth blown art glass.

 

Art by James Waterman, laser cut bronze bowls, wood bowl by Mike Brown with wire garden follies.

 

Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, portrait oil by Blue Bond,  impasto floral by Melissa Jander, mouth blown glass vase with mercury glass candlesticks, hand-made ribbed candles and one-of-a-kind asymmetrical necklaces by Mary Truhler.

 

Floral art  by Barbara Bacon Folawn, art glass by Bob Heath, handmade paper box by Christine Trexel, knitted shawl by Karen Johnson, jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard,  wood shells by Mike Brown, bracelets by Mary Boitta and abstract watercolor by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.

 

Fused glass by Mike Fox, floral art by Bev Drew-Kindley,  glass platter by Sandy and Bob Lercari with floral teapot set by Kate Caryle.

 

 

“Displaying for ‘Life Abundant’  Fairweather’s April exhibition, was a delight working with selected regional artists.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist and allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

 

For more about the gallery, please go to www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Nature- the garden that we all inhabit, called Mother Earth. It is our safe haven.” 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Copyright © 2019

 

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

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