Mike Brown


R.J. Marx performed LIVE on May 4.  Art by Lisa Sofia Robinson and Barbara Rosbe Felisky; calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and Brenda Gordon.

 

Art walk hostesses staged a photo for the opening reception of Portraiture, Fairweather’s May exhibition.

Carolyn Macpherson painted LIVE during a gallery event. Segmented wood vases and shells by Mike Brown; pottery by Suzy Holland; painting by James Waterman and wood boxes by Ray Noregaard.

 

Blue Bond painted en plein air  outside on Broadway at Fairweather’s.

 

Neal Maine lectured during Fairweather’s ‘Portraiture’ opening reception.  Photographs by Neal Maine and Michael Wing; glass are by Bob and Rox Heath.

 

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Photos and collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for the opening reception of Portraiture.

 

Photographer Scott Saulsbury stepped up to the plate to fill-in for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Faiweather’s after hours event photographer.

Fun Fact: Linda selected Scott and they both had Neal Maine as a teacher at Seaside High.

 

Guy and Karen Rainsberger poured for Parrett Mountain Cellars at Fairweather’s Wine Walk.  Art by Britney Drumheller, Diane Copenhaver and Emily Miller.

 

Shirley 88 played  LIVE during the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  Fused glass by Mike Fox.

 

More than 800 tid-bits were consumed during four hours of the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  In addition, back up “In the Mist” books by Russell J. Young and stored Odes to the Tides flyers, Fairweather’s JUNE exhibition.

 

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hostesses served as SDDA Spring Wine Walk hostesses on May 18 at Fairweather’s.   And, yes, the ladies  dressed to complement each other.

Hundreds of  guests came to the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s. Art by Paul Brent;  Chanel jewelry by Reneé Hafeman and photographs on bamboo by Don Frank.

 

Late in the month of May, Blue Bond made the announcement that he sold his painting  of “Willie Nelson” to the country music legend Willie Nelson!!!

 

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Aladdin Vase, 24” h by 10” w

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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

 

Mike Brown in the woods.

 Photos Showing Work in Progress for the 2019 Segmented Vases.

 

 

 

Vases Turned and Ready for Hand-rubbed Lacquer Finish.

 

 

 

 

Close up of segmented vases.

 

 

Ready for Drying (Dried in Paper Bag with Wood Chips for 8 months)

 

Finished Natural Edged Myrtlewood Burl Bowl (Bowl is 17 inches in diameter)

 

Woodmaster Mike Brown working

 

Timeline:  Total time start to finish = 11 months

 

 

To read more about the master wood artist, please go to  the blog posts:

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/artists/mike-brown/

 

September 8, 2018

Out of the woods art by Mike Brown.

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March 24, 2018

Just in from the windblown forests. Oregon myrtle wood bowls by Mike Brown.

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June 2, 2015

About the Mike Brown, master wood sculptor.

Posted by Fairweather House and Gallery under Artists, Special Exhibition, What’s New | Tags: Fairweather House and Gallery

 

 

 

 

Mercury glass lamps with silk shades, convex carved star mirror, vintage (circa 1906) atlas book, recycled wood console table and cast plaster decorative picture frame.

 

 

Close up detail of vintage atlas, opened to the North Pole.

 

Fairweather’s grand piano dressed for the winter.   Hand forged  bronze candelabra, fused glass bowl by Mike Fox, handmade paper box by Christine Trexel, sea glass and silver earrings by Mary Boitta, suede and chenille throw, silk and linen decorative throw pillow, chiseled glass and seeded glass vases and hand-made pottery by Suzy Holland.

Oil pastels in gold frames by Joanne Donaca, dichroic glass platter by Mike Fox, oil on canvas, by Blue Bond, cashmere plaid throw, aubergine silk tufted pillows with down insert, chenille and silk leopard print decorative pillows,  mouth blown amethyst plate by Rinee Merritt,  lazer cut wood snow flakes, handmade birch branch pedestals, handmade twig runner and hand-thrown pottery by Suzy Holland.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

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Featuring the most extraordinary accessories in glass, wood, stone, bronze and sculpture.

Representing a collection of fine art by an exceptional group of regional artists from traditional to transitional, contemporary to realism, and impressionism to emerging art.

 

 

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Handmade turned wood egg with a kaleidoscope by Mike Brown.

 

Kaleidoscope eyepiece ever changing colorful detail.

 

The egg and stand stand about 3. 5 inches high and comes with a gift box. Signed by the artist. From $40.

 

And, too, limited edition signed and dated turned wood ornaments by Mike Brown. From $40.

 

Segmented nautilus shells by Mike Brown.

The shells range from 35 to 170 wedges of wood and each one takes up to 40 hours to make.

Signed and dated.

From $250. to $550.

 

 

Mike Brown won Best of Class and Best of Division awards at the Juried Woodworking show for his nautilus shells.

 

 

Mike Brown, master wood sculptor.

Mike Brown is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He likes to express himself building works of art with different mediums using glass and exotic hard woods.

 

 

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