Mike Brown


Mike Brown’s segmented wood vase, “Oregon Coast Tidepools and Sunset,” includes beach sunsets visible through portholes.

Porthole of the ODE to the TIDES Oregon sunset vase by Mike Brown.



Segmented Sunrise/Sunset Oregon coast vase by Mike Brown to benefit The Wetlands Conservancy.

Lori Tobias from Oregon Arts Watch recently wrote  an article about Mike Brown’s art for Ode to the Tides at the Visual Arts Center.


https://www.orartswatch.org › 40-years-and-363-miles-along-the-oregon-c…


 show at the Newport Visual Arts Center celebrates the rambling stretch … It’s part of the Ode to the Tides exhibit, celebrating coastal estuaries …


¾  of the collection will be in  Newport through September 26 at three locations:

                Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive

                Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 S Marine Science Drive

                Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd

Ode to Tides Art Exhibit & Sale through Sept. 26 – Oregon …

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Ode to Tides Art Exhibit & Sale   through Sept. 26. This art exhibit celebrates the aesthetic and ecological significance of Oregon’s estuaries and tide pools. … A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to conserve Oregon’s Coastal estuaries.
Aug 1 – Sep 26 Hatfield Marine Science Center

Ode to the Tides exhibit and sale – Newport News Times

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Ode to the Tides exhibit and sale … Council for the Art and the Lincoln County Historical Society  hosts the Ode to Tides art exhibit and sale through September.



In addition, ¼ of the Ode to the Tides collection is at the  Hood River at the Columbia Center for the Arts at 215 Cascade Avenue, through September 28.

“The exhibit in the main gallery is all black and white – so I chose lots of black and white for the lobby,” Sara Vickerman, volunteer curator.

In November and December it will be in Beaverton at City Hall and the Library (Nov 4 – Jan 2)

Read more about the traveling exhibit:

Ode to Tides Art Exhibit | The Wetlands Conservancy

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Ode to Tides Art Exhibit. The Wetlands Conservancy and partners are sponsoring Ode to the Tides, a traveling art exhibit and sale in 2019 to highlight the beauty, ecological, and economic value of near-shore coastal habitats.


Ode to the Tides end note. | https://www 
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Jun 29, 2019 – The art exhibit called Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale finished its run … to Seaside on display at Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside, …


Abstract originals by Bill Baily, abstract wood boxes and table by Ray Noregaard with wood bowls by Mike Brown.

“Contemporary art does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.”


Fresco abstracts including impasto on canvas and impastos framed in basswood by Martha Lee, segmented Oregon  myrtlewood vases by Mike Brown, chenille hand made gourds and pumpkins in woven rattan basket.


Cold wax abstract by Peg Wells, rare wood lidded bowls by Fred Lukens,  inlaid lidded boxes by Ray Noregaard, figured edge bowl by Daniel Harris, hand made ceramic salmon by Teresa Weisman-Knight and Celtic jewelry by Mary Hurst.


Acrylic abstract  and painting glass jewelry by Tanya Gardner, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and sunset painting by Jan Shield.



Art by Gregory Bell, abstracts by Rene’e Rowe, ceramics by Teresa Weisman-Knight, glass by Bob Heath, pastels by Joanna Donaca, glass platter by Sandy and Bob Lercari, bowls by Emily Miller and rice paper abstracts by Zifen Qian.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.



CONTRASTS, an exhibition, featuring original  art from Northwest artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens.

Exhibiting  abstract artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman,  Rene’e Rowe, Gayle H. Seely, Russell J. Young, Peg Wells and Zifen Qian.


CONTRASTS, an exhibition of contemporary art, representing the finest in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, and more—from selected regional, local and emerging artists.

On exhibit Sept. 25, 2019

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

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!!!


For more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com



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.



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


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:



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.

Posted by Fairweather House and Gallery under Mike Brown, What’s New | Tags: Art Galleries, Fairweather House and Gallery, nature, Questions and Answers |


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

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