Patricia Clark-Finley


INTO THE BLUE vignette #1

INTO THE BLUE vignette #1: Abstract art by Diane Copenhaver, encaustic art by Peg Wells, oil painting on linen by Victoria Brooks and masks by Don Nisbett. In addition, hand made vessel, vintage brass chapel candelabra, pair of verdigris candlesticks, THYMES azur home fragrance collection, Oregon myrtle wood bowl, cast planter tabletop shell, one-of-a-kind driftwood loveseat, accented with down filled silk and velvet pillows.

INTO THE BLUE vignette # 2

INTO THE BLUE vignette #2: Watercolors by Lieta Gratteri, oil paintings by Lisa Wiser, oceanscape by Karen E. Lewis, abstract monotype by Patricia Clark-Finley, encaustic by Emily Miller, painted and seed bead mosaic boxes by Gayle H. Seely, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, jewelry by Mary Truhler, hand made paper triangle box by Christine Trexel, reversible one-of-a-kind hand made masks by Peggy Evans, and chevron glass platter by Fedor Zubanov.  Accessories include THYMES gold leaf home fragrance, vintage braided ceramic basket, Oregon myrtle wood platter, mouth blown vase, hand painted silk stems, linen towel hostess gift, bronze candle sticks, and ILLUME candles with gold gilt chevron caddy, lemon scented hostess soaps, and hand fringed linen table square.

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

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

INTO THE BLUE

Art sale and show

Through June 24

Discover just how fond are artists of a particular color is demonstrated at the exhibition of INTO THE BLUE, with fifteen selected NW artists, 100 new original artworks, art glass, and semi-precious aquamarine gemstones in jewelry.

Acrylic artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia artist Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

Fine art 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

 

And, too…

July 3, 5-7 pm opening reception for the Fairweather exhibition PLACE BASED!!!

Impasto oil artist Tedd Chilless presented a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Artist Leopoldine Brew offered an artist talk about her WILD BEAUTY oil paintings during the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

 

 

Emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes gave an inspiring artist talk about her watercolor, pen and ink original works for the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Photo top left:

Landscape art by Lee Munsell, encaustic art Peg Wells, ocean oil by Phil Juttelstad, wave paintings by Sharon Abbott-Furze, woven twig basket by Charles Schweigert, and fused glass art pieces by Monet Rubin.

Photo top right:

Pelican mixed media by Helen Brown, watercolor landscapes by Mary Burgess, fresco paintings by Agnes Field, floral impasto by Tedd Chilless, pen and ink drawings by Vanessa K. Stokes, and fine art photography by Steven A. Bash.

 

Photo bottom left:

Fine art photograph by naturalist Neal Maine, abstract art by Barbara Martin, beeswax paintings by Kathryn Delany, graphite on yupo by Patricia ClarkFinley, landscape oil by Colette Fallon, and pottery by Suzy Holland.

 

Photo bottom right:

Mixed media WILD BEAUTY series by Jan Rimerman, woven twig basket by Charles Schweigert, wood bowls by Daniel Harris and Tom Willing

Photo collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY Exhibition and Art Sale

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew,  Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes, among others.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme of their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

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

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“Swan” graphite on yupo by Patricia Clark-Finley

With the first snows falling in the Pacific Northwest, it’s an appropriate time to turn our attention to wintering birds that can be found in our region.

Trumpeter Swans, Tundra Swans, and Snow Geese are three white birds that are of particular interest  at this time because their populations are growing and expanding to new locations within the Northwest.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Trumpeter_Swanhttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tundra_Swanhttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Snow_Goose

 

Neal Maine, NW naturalist and fine art photographer, showing photographs of snowy owls that have sometimes visited the North coast.

The Snowy Owl is an irregular visitor to the North Coast, with sightings most likely from early November to mid-March. Abundance varies from year to year, with none reported some winters, over 100 reported in others, and at least a few most years.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY exhibition

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Welcoming  encaustic artist Claudia Fuenzalida Johns.

“My art process reflects the family cultures I come from. At the foreground are issues of migration, movement, and constant change. My own nomadic wandering is both intellectual and also physical as my studio location and my reading list seems to change every few years. The birds which populate my images seem to echo this freedom of wandering. Most recently, the broad expanse of abstraction and light are inspired by the weather watching I do from my Long Beach Peninsula studio window in Washington.” Patricia Clark-Finley

 

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme in their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

“Fairweather Art Walk is always good. It seems effortless and relaxed as only a talented designer could orchestrate. The space is lighted with precision to display over 100 artworks from a variety of genres and mediums. The artists are comfortable and welcomed as they mingle with visitors and one another. Greetings are pleasant and well-mannered. The evening  progresses with explanations from the artists about their work, and a word from the curator about current projects and events.  Gallerist Denise Fairweather works tirelessly along with loyal friends to set the stage for this genuine paradigm for art in the community.”  PCF

 

Patricia Clark-Finley studied at the UW, UC Berkeley, and completed a BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. She spent time at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Carl Jung Institute, and Crown Point Press. Her work has been included in exhibitions juried by artists such as Viola Frey, Carlos Villa, and Christopher Brown. She was in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Gallery. Her work has been included in galleries and invitational exhibitions.

 

 

 

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Artist Patricia Clark-Finley and naturalist Neal Maine have exhibited at the Fairweather Gallery for more than ten years.

 

 

Last call for LIGHT and SHADOWS

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Exhibition featuring NW artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

LIGHT and SHADOWS front counter display featuring art by Patricia Clark-Fiinley and Vanessa K. Stokes. On exhibit through Oct. 31st

 

Enjoy the slide show from the exhibit’s opening on Oct. 3rd.  And, too, please note that social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines were in place. Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer, featuring guests, artists, and visitors on the evening of Oct. 3rd at Fairweather’s.

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LIGHT and SHADOW review: We are so used to seeing seasonal art tinged with the brightest colors, so much so that looking at this exhibition is almost like taking a step out of time.

A show that reflects on the mood of the monochromatic light, shadows, and atmosphere in the NW.”

 

In the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. The event observes COVID-19 guidelines.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Opening reception for WILD BEAUTY

Nov. 7th, 5-7:pm

Exhibiting NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme in their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

And, too, Tedd Chilless will offer a Painting Seaside Live event in impasto oils during the evening.

 

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Follow up to the first edition from past five May exhibitions 2019-2014


Telling picture stories from past five May exhibitions @ Fairweather’s …

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“Lost in the…” watercolor by Penelope Culbertson

 

MAY 2013

MAY 2012

 

MAY 2011

 

MAY 2010

 

MAY 2009

These days, when we are isolated from each other due to COVID 19, it seemed just as good a time as any to revisit some of the artistic events Fairweather House and Gallery has had over the past years.  So by request, we are revisiting severa; past May exhibitions, from the painting LIVE events to memorable performances by classical violinist  Kirstin Qian to former bright, bubbly visitors and hosteses.

 

Truly,  looking back marries itself to looking forward, in our world.

Fairweather House and Gallery shut its doors mid-March following the Governor’s order that nonessential retailers and services must be closed.

Fairweather’s  is currently operating by virtual and phone appointment.

Call us anytime at 503-738-4003, contact us through our website, and through social media.

Read more blog articles on the Fairweather Gallery website.

Enjoy a performance from a former Fairweather guest of honor.

Kirstin Qian has  performed at Fairweather’s several times.

 

“At a moment when our physical location is closed due to the health crisis, online viewing is offered as a primary means to present Northwest art and to connect with art enthusiasts,”  galleriest D. Fairweather.

We are stronger together.

Surely this challenge we are facing will come to an end.

Hopefully when it does Fairweather House and Gallery will still be here for you!

We promise you we will try our utmost see you on the other side of the pandemic.

Since 2007 we have had the privilege representing remarkable NW artists.

We are looking forward to reopening safely following official guidelines in protecting the health of our community.

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

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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

 

 

“Who, me?” original art  on gessoed moulin de gue paper by Patricia Clark-Finley

 

STATEMENT ON PORTRAIT:   WHO, ME?

The interaction between the artist and subject of portraits includes several layered possibilities for the artist.  These include empathy, projection, transference, story-telling, as well as meeting the goals of the client – which may include flattery, memorializing, or just a good day-job.  Portraits of women from the canon of western art history place boundaries, formalize, and codify the place of women in Western Culture.

In the early 2000’s I was already doing the “Me Too” thing.  But I didn’t think of that phrase.  The phrase I was thinking was “Who Me?”  And that is the title of this piece.  Some artists like Cindy Sherman, Judy Chicago, and Karen Finley had already opened the door to this avenue.

I created parodies from iconic images from art history and mythology, such as DaVinci’s Leda and the Swan, The Birth of Venus, Titian’s nudes, and then I found Goya’s Court Portraits*.  To unravel the edge between the “self” and the limited expectations within our world, I stepped into that space of the subject and thought:  How does it feel to be here.  We are here in this space you have defined, and this is how it feels.

*Goya was a Spanish Court Painter who had this great day-job of painting at Court starting in 1789.  His career started in the Baroque period, in 1763, and he died in the era of European Romanticism, in 1828.

His portraits are quite amazing. There may have been unflattering aspects of the subject, but somehow these were eclipsed by the detail on the sleeve, or the light on the wig, or the turn of the shoe.  Patricia Clark-Finley

 

 

‘This piece is based on a portrait of Queen Maria Luisa, in 1789.  I thought her pose embodied all the anxiety of the feminine.  So I used that to do a  series of drawings, monotype and this painting.”  Patricia Clark-Finley

 

Patricia Clark-Finley is a multi-media artist with an interest in narrative and mythology. Clark-Finley studied art and also business at the U.W. and U.C. Berkeley, and holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. A native of Washington State, she lived in the San Francisco Bay area for many years, where she developed her art and exhibition history. Her work was infl­uenced by Bay Area Figuration, activities around the Bay Area arts community and the San Francisco Art Institute. Continuing education has included the San Francisco Center for the Book, Carl Jung Institute, and Crown Point Press.

She has been included in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Gallery, numerous national juried and invitational exhibitions, solo and group shows. Finley has exhibited at Fairweather House and Gallery since 2010.

 

“Mrs. Pelican” original ink and graphic on yupo 27 x 32 framed by Patricia Clark-Finley.

Work from her portfolio can be found on Mount Baker Vineyards labels. Previously her studio was located on Orcas Island.  Currently her studio is located in Ocean Park, WA.

 

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/Artist/Patricia/Clark-Finley.html

Patricia Clark-Finley pictured in her studio on Orcas Island, marveling at the perfect solitude. She says: “When you have to make the art or you will just explode …

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Original calligraphy on marbled paper Through June at Fairweather: Works on Paper, an exhibition, including established and emerging artists who have created unique works using paper as their primary medium.

New work from Patricia Clark-Finley with works on graphite and sennelier ink on yupo; Penelope Culbertson with works in calligraphy on antique paper; and Christine Trexel, who plants, harvests the materials and creates paper art.

 

Also introducing new works on paper by Gary Pearlman, who embeds individually cut patterns of handmade paper integrating the works into original art.

  • Original watercolors by Paul Brent
  • Art by Victoria Brooks
  • Collagraphs by Nick Brakel
  • Art by Kathryn Delany
  • Collage and yupo art by Dr. Jo Pomeroy-Crockett
  • Pen and Ink art by Britney Drumheller
  • Contemporary art by Agnes Field
  • Ocean photography by Don Frank
  • Pastels by Joanne Donaca, Bev Drew Kindley, Gretha Lindwood and Lori Wallace-Lloyd
  • Teeny tiny art  by toothpick artist  Marga Stanley
  • Nature photography by Neal Maine
  • Landscape photography by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall
  • Collage art by Sherrie Stahl
  • Rice paper abstracts by Zifen Qian

 


And, too, Seaside nature photographer Neal Maine exhibits his latest natural history journal of images, habitat images found within steps from downtown, “along the coastal edge, in our own backyards.”

Neal Maine with his natural history journal of images.

Fairweather House and Gallery is located at 612 Broadway in Seaside, Oregon. Since 2006 the gallery has represented more than 100 nationally known artists with ties to the North coast, as well as mentored emerging regional artists.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists for more information.

Patricia

Artist Patricia Clark-Finley.

Fairweather House and Gallery features an exhibition titled Works on Paper from artist Patricia Clark-Finley through the month of June. The exhibition consists of works on graphite and sennelier ink on yupo and depicts the subjects for which the artist is well known: sea life and shore life.

“Clark Finley’s work is remarkable for its subtlety, spontaneity, and tonal beauty. All of the artist’s work is infused the work with vitality, freshness, and uncommon luminosity,”
Denise Fairweather, gallery owner.

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Patricia Clark-Finley
is a multi-media artist with an interest in narrative and mythology. Clark-Finley studied art and also business at the U.W. and U.C. Berkeley, and holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. A native of Washington State, she lived in the San Francisco Bay area for many years, where she developed her art and exhibition history. Her work was infl­uenced by Bay Area Figuration, activities around the Bay Area arts community and the San Francisco Art Institute. Continuing education has included the San Francisco Center for the Book, Carl Jung Institute, and Crown Point Press.

She has been included in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Gallery, numerous national juried and invitational exhibitions, solo and group shows.

Clark-Finley now resides in Whatcom County and has studio space by the beach in Ocean Park, Washington. Many pieces from the Clark-Finley portfolio are found on labels and graphics for Mount Baker Vineyards.

 

Patricia and randy

Randy Finley and Patricia Clark-Finley at Mount Baker Vineyards and Winery.

 


“Paper offers a shorter gap between the concept and the execution of an image. Since paper sits in a pile at the artist’s disposal, it is possible to take an image through several versions in the same studio session. In printmaking, it offers duplicate images in a series or edition. It costs less in time and materials than other mediums. Artists historically have created piles of drawings and work on paper for each master work produced. Often the drawings offer more insight into the artistic process than the final work,
” — Patricia Clark-Finley.

 

work in progress

Artist Patricia Clark-Finley with a work in progress.

 

Grace note received:

“Denise Fairweather is a gifted interior designer who shows artists’ work in the context of home interiors. Denise gathers artists from the various worlds of jewelry design, objects, including art books, found constructions, hand-crafted furniture, and unique wall treatments as a placement for art and sculpture in a stunning variety of mediums.

Her Fairweather House and Gallery Art Walk presentations include featured artists stationed around the gallery to answer questions and make personal contact. Small bites and wine tastings are a frequent offering. Near the end of the evening, the gallery is usually bursting at the seams as the artists explain their art process and background. With gifts to patrons, sales of artwork leaving the premises, and a lot of smiles all around, the evening comes to a close at around 7:00 p.m.…in the summer season her event is open late until eight.

Randy and I looked forward to the Works of Paper opening reception and saw a lot of patrons there on June 4th. We brought some Mount Baker Vineyards’ wines featuring labels from my portfolio to complement the work Denise featured for the show. “–Patricia Clark-Finely

For more information please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Patricia Clark-Finley .

 

To Patricia Clark-Finley and Randy Finley,

“Once again, thank you for your support!  Thank you for being part of  a special  and beautiful evening.” —Denise Fairweather

Fairweather House and Gallery is located at 612 Broadway, Seaside, Oregon. Since 2006 the gallery has represented more than 100 nationally known artists with ties to the North coast, as well as mentored emerging regional artists.  For more information go to: http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Mount Baker Winery

Patricia Clark-Finley is showing at Mount Baker Vineyards with artist Agnes Field!!!

I live for the mystery that builds as intellectual, spiritual, and esthetic elements create their own dramatic space. I just watch the process for a while, and then something gets going. What a luxury. I am so thankful for the winery and your gallery and the arts community to make use of all this.” Patricia Clark-Finley

IN THE BARREL HOUSE: The Vineyard Loft Studio Features Three Northwest artists in the mature phase of their careers. What they have in common is a trajectory nearing its bullseye – Artists who committed to the mystery of creating, took risks, also took care of business, and moved through interesting lives full of art and life well-lived.

Agnes Field transforms found materials and everyday objects into luminous objects of beauty. Her fresco techniques include masterful mark-making and elegant gestures which question “the boundary between everyday experience and the commercialization of formal practice…..Making art is not only about display and product, but about finding the unknown.” Agnes Field is an active curator and board member in the Astoria, Oregon art world.

David Campiche’s ceramic sculpture is formed in the alchemy of fire, mythology, and human expression. Tall, muscular pieces are wheel thrown, then sculpted. Others are hand-built with mysterious marks and symbols. Smaller pieces exude the Zen of the wheel or the soul of Native American animal spirits. David and Laurie Campiche are well-known and popular inn-keepers in Seaside, Washington.

Patricia Clark-Finley creates jewel-like surfaces and rich textures in encaustic panels up to 4 x 5 ft. in size. The varied imagery and content evoke humor, metaphor, and drama, and draws from a wellspring of sources which include mythology, Jungian symbolism, and the natural world. “Art Practice is an organic part of the object created – which is separated like an apple from a tree. It carries the DNA of its beginning.” Randy Finley and Patricia Clark-Finley operate Whatcom County’s Mount Baker Vineyards. Patricia’s work is featured on labels for many of the winery’s award winning wines.

IN THE TASTING ROOM: Mount Baker Vineyards sets a new bar for the Puget Sound Appellation with Estate Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir Sparkling Brut – Made in the labor intensive Methode Champenoise. In addition, the Estate Madeline Angevine has been awarded the Gold Medal in the 2015 Tri-Cities Wine Festival, and has become a big winner over the years with a near cult-following.

MOUNT BAKER VINEYARDS, INC, 4298 MOUNT BAKER HIGHWAY (St. Rt. 542), Everson, WA 98247
360 592-2300 Winery is Open Daily Noon to 5:00

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