Melissa Jander


 

 

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,  watercolor by Carolyn Macpherson 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,  yupo art by Carolyn Macpherson, 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,   painting in rain by Jeni Lee, 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 andwatercolor 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

 Last call.

“Sense of Place”, an exhibition through June 30 featuring regional artists Melissa Jander, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Rebecca Gore, Christine Trexel and more.

 

“Seaside Dreams”  by Melissa Jander. Original oil on linen.

 

For “Cascade Melody” by artist Karen E. Lewis. Original oil.

 

“Kites at Cannon Beach” by Emily Miller.  Original watercolor.

 

Christine Trexel handmade paper, hand made journal.

 

In addition, the gallery continues to show new artists Jan Rimerman and Barbara Martin through June 30.

 

“Secrets of the Stream” by Jan Rimerman.  Mixed media.

 

“Everyone connects with their own experiences whether from their childhood, recent memories or perhaps where they would like to be in the future,”  Jan Rimerman.

 

“Across from…” mixed media by Barbara Martin

Barbara Martin has work contemporary in style and that leans toward the abstract and sometimes surreal or visionary.

 

Don’t miss our June exhibition, celebrating original art created specifically for “Sense of Place!”

And, too, see and find  exclusive accessories, selected specifically for “Sense of Place.”

 

For more information, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Take a note!

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

July 7, 5-7:pm

Opening artist’s reception for “Ocean Folk”, an exhibition featuring regional artists:  oil and watercolor paintings by Paul Brent, oil paintings by Victoria Brooks, abstract art by Barbara Martin, whimsical art by Marga Stanley and acrylic paintings by Jan Shield.

Launching of the 100 Turtles project by artist Emily Miller, who has spent the early summer sculpting tiny ceramic sea turtles: curling and shaping two hundred front flippers and carving details into two hundred eyes. 25% of July sale proceeds in support of conservation.

“I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. I see the coast as a border between the known and the unknown, and a place where our connection to larger natural systems becomes clear. My artwork focuses on the delight of exploring this mysterious and beautiful environment. I found a positive voice in SeaLegacy, a conservation group creating a movement towards healthy oceans through visual storytelling. 25% of July sale proceeds in support of SeaLegacy,”  Emily Miller.

Artists will offer talks about their “Ocean Folk” artwork.

Eagle conservation lecture by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE™ demonstrations by Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks and Carolyn Macpherson.

Light bites.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

“Sense of Place” Fairweather’s June exhibition opened on June 2 with LIVE music featuring  western songs by guitarist Ron Burghard, luscious treats (featured watercolor art by Bill Baily), sunny weather, hostesses dressed in denim and art loving patrons.

 

 

 

Minutes before the “Sense of Place” opening, finishing touches completed for Fairweather’s front display by Kathy B., director of hospitality. Featured art:  “Dune Grass” plein air painting by Bev Drew Kindley, “Ocean” original oil on board by Melissa Jander, “Beach Finds” watercolor/ mixed media by Rosemary Klein,  raku pottery by Emily Miller, “Waves” original oil on linen by Ron Nicolaides, jewelry by Mary Boitta and calligraphy by Penelope Culberson.

Melissa Jander

“Sense of Place” oil painting artist

 

 

Christine Trexel

“Sense of Place”  paper craft artist

 

Watercolor on yupo artist Carolyn Macpherson

Seaside Painting LIVE ™ demonstration

Barbara Martin

“Sense of Place” mixed media artist


Jan Rimerman

“Sense of Place” mixed media artist

 

 

Before the Fairweather show opening, talented and inventive regional artists arrived to pose together at the opening reception for “Sense of Place”.  Left to right: Barbara Martin, curator Denise Fairweather, Amy Osborne, Carolyn Macpherson, Jan Rimerman, Christine Trexel and Melissa Jander.

 

 

 

 

 

“Sense of Place” through June 30

Fairweather House and Gallery

www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

With appreciation to Art Walk photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

Grace note received from artist Bev Drew Kindley:

“Thanks for choosing some of my paintings for the Sense Of Place show!”   

 

“Seaside Dreams” 16×12, original oil by Melissa Jander

 

“Lavender in Window” 12×16, original oil by Melissa Jander

 

“Sweet Peas in Window” 12×12, original oil by Melissa Jander

 

 

 

Melissa Jander, a “home-grown” Pacific Northwestern painter, brings “A Sense of Place” to her latest works by combining objects, settings and a glimpse of the environment. Using carefully chosen colors and expressive brushwork she hopes to invite the art viewer to participate by evoking a mood, memory or emotion.

 

 

Grace note received:

“Looking forward to a fabulous show and another fun visit to Seaside. In addition, on three paintings I have updated my framing, adding linen liners and new frame molding. I was selected as the 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster artist! Here is the NW News article. See you soon!” 🙂 Melissa

 

 

Home/News & Features/News/2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster art created by Woodinville artist

Each year a committee of community volunteers selects a local artist to create the official poster, which is unique to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

Local artists submit their applications and the winner is free to choose their medium and style in a way that will interpret their vision of the festival and the tulips of Skagit Valley. In a testament to the quality of the art, several previous posters received the Gold Pinnacle award from the International Festival & Events Association. The new poster is unveiled in November each year, and this year’s artist is one of our own.

Woodinvile artist Melissa Jander was chosen to create the 2018 official poster. She created her Tulip Festival poster painting with oils on a smooth, acrylic-primed masonite board. Said Melissa, “I will leave the style of the painting up to the viewer to decide, but the styles of art I’m most interested in are impressionist and post-impressionist… My favorite artists are Pierre Bonnard, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Cezanne…their work really resonates with me because of their use of color, representation of light and expressiveness of brushstrokes.”

Melissa used inspiration from years of visiting the tulip fields to create her painting. She said, “It’s a wonderful experience every visit. I do quick sketches and paintings out in the fields; and take photos as well in all kinds of weather. The sunny days are great for the contrasts in light and shadow, but overcast days can’t be beat for seeing the powerful, rich color of those blooms. Then at home I combine my resource material into an idea for a painting. It starts with several sketches and composition ideas, then after deciding on a favorite I do a larger sketch and move it onto a larger canvas or panel.”

After earning 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, Melissa started her career as a graphic designer and marketing professional before seriously pursuing her art in 2001. Current art associations include Women Artists of the West, American Impressionist Society, Northwest Artists in Action and Woodinville Arts Alliance. She is currently represented by Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, OR, and Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes, WA.

When asked how she felt about being chosen to paint the poster for the 35th anniversary she replied, “Gosh, I was so thrilled to be invited to paint the 35th anniversary poster! I have hoped to contribute to the SVTF poster in some way for many years… but it took a long time of learning skills, practice, and life experience before the time was right to pursue it further. I appreciated the opportunity to meet and work with the Tulip Festival committee and the tulip farm owners because many of us around here have been the beneficiaries of all of their hard work over the years. The tulip farms and Tulip Festival are a real treasure for us here.”


Melissa Jander artist with her 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster art.

Published by Woodinville Weekly/ April 2018

 

 

To learn more about the artist, please visit

www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

…artists/ …Melissa Jander


WAVES, Fairweather’s front counter table scape.  Art featured: Beluga Whale, mixed media by Nick Brakel, Waves, oil on board by Melissa Jander and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

Fairweather Gallery exhibition displays for WAVES.

A Fairweather Gallery  opening reception is all about meeting artists and seeing art.

 

WAVES introduced artist Karen E. Lewis.

 

Victoria Brooks.  Featured Faiweather resident artist for July.

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Victoria Brooks.

 

Regional artists greeted, spoke to and lectured about art to patrons at WAVES, an exhibition.

 

Fun with Fairweather hostesses. Surfboards by Cleanline Surf, Seaside. And, too, a blooper of sorts.

 

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