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Named the “state animal” in 1969, the American beaver builds the dams and wetlands that serve as habitat for Oregon salmon, steelhead, birds, amphibians and insects. Beavers are nature’s hydrologists, “Beaver Tales: A Celebration of Beaver Art” curator Sara Vickerman … click of the following link to read the entire front page article by Eve Marz, reporter for the Seaside Signal …

Source: From near extinction to a place in art

For more info the participating Fairweather  artists, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists … Paul Brent, Mike Brown, Susan Curington, Agnes Field, Jo Pomeroy Crockett, Neal Maine and Denise Joy McFadden.

Save the date and time.

BEAVER TALES, a celebration of art.

May 6th, 5-7:pm in the historic Gilbert District Block of downtown Seaside

For more info about the Art Walk, please go to http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!

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Listening to the Land: Dam, Beaver! Dam!
Wednesday, April 19
6 to 8 pm
Seaside Public Library

And, too, a lot more info about Beavers and all the good things they do for us:

Dr. Stephen Ramsey, from the OSU Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing (the Center has recently announced the completion of its sequencing of the beaver genome, so this is very well timed – http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35185225-75/oregon-state-university-researchers-find-benny-the-beaver-fills-big-genes.html.csp)

Frances Backhouse will offer a talk based on her research and writing that appeared in her award-winning book, Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver. At Beach Books on May 6th at 1:pm. http://www.backhouse.ca/books/once-they-were-hats-in-search-of-the-mighty-beaver/.

The Wetlands Conservancy has posted information on the Beaver Tales art project. The link is below. Feel free to share it with your friends and contacts.
http://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/beaver-tales

http://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/beaver-tales/beaver-inspiration

https://northernwoodlands.org/discoveries/pathways-to-ponds

Here’s a link to an excellent short video, with great aerial depiction of the changes that beaver dams bring to meadows . . .
http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/other/videos/fooled-by-nature-beaver-dams

And for more inspiration, a video of beaver swimming on U-Tube. .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cwu_Wu5ONI

CBC News Posted: Apr 02, 2017Great parenting: animals that care for their young in ‘amazing’ ways BEAVERS…

Some parents are a little more dedicated than others, according to wildlife expert Frank Ritcey. Ritcey says beavers take a more paws-on approach to raising their young. They give birth inside their lodges, where kits will stay until they’re old enough to start eating solid food.

“Once they’re old enough to venture forth, they travel about with the parent to learn how to become a beaver. [Kits] follow the adult around and mimic the adults actions,” said Ritcey.

“It’s so cute to watch — but it’s also very important as the young have to learn a whole set of skills like using the right trees to fall and how to build dams and lodges, and in general — how to be as busy as a beaver should be.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_23vuRU2Ews

 

While nothing can compare to the real beaver it is great to see more comprehensive research about the positive impacts of beaver dams.

http://www.ktvz.com/…/osu-cascades-students-scien…/394113930

 

 

 

Source: Beaver Tales arriving to the historic Gilbert District for an Art Walk! May 6th.

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The Beaver Tales Art Exhibit showcases the beauty and utility of beavers and the habitats they create and maintain.

Beaver Tales features the work of over 100 artists who have contributed paintings, photographs, and sculptures using an incredible array of materials including wood, glass, clay, pine needles, cedar bark, leather, felt even cross-cut saws.

Join us for a reception on February 9th.

Marking the beginning of a whirlwind events all about Oregon’s beloved beaver.

Oregon State University

The events of the day:

5pm-5:45 several art/science presentations on research and the natural history of the beaver, including:

Scientific posters will also be on display showcasing some of the work conducted by OSU, the USFS, and others. Information tables will be provided by some groups as well.

***5:45-6:30 Frances Backhouse will offer a talk based on her research and writing that appeared in her award-winning book, Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver. http://www.backhouse.ca/books/once-they-were-hats-in-search-of-the-mighty-beaver/. Grass Roots books will be on hand to sell her books and assist with signings. Margo Greeve, author and illustrator of the children’s book Oregon’s Special Animals will be on hand to sell her book. Her beaver illustrations are also displayed in the show.

6:30-8:30 Public reception to celebrate the art, the science, and the people who made it possible. 

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AGES.

The art exhibit will be up in the OSU Guistina Gallery, in the LaSells Stewart Center (across from Reser Stadium), Corvallis, Oregon through February 28th.

The BEAVER TALES exhibit at OSU and related events this month are a part of SPARK – OSU’s Year of Arts+Science, http://spark.oregonstate.edu/.

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OSU/ BEAVER TALES, a curated exhibition, has selected quite a few Fairweather House and Gallery artists! They are: Agnes Field, Denise Joy McFadden, Mike Brown, Paul Brent, Susan Curington, Neal Maine and Jo Pomeroy Crockett, PhD.  Congratulations!  Fairweather SEVEN!

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1.  Agnes Field, artist. Mixed media.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/AgnesField for more information about the artist and her work.

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2.  Denise Joy Mc Fadden, artist. Watercolor.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/DeniseJoyMcFadden for more information about the artist and her work.

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3.  Mike Brown, wood sculpture artist. Inlaid vase.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/blog /MikeBrown.

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4.  Paul Brent, artist. Oil on linen.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/PaulBrent for more information about the artist and his art.

 

5.  Susan Curington, artist. Acrylic on linen.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/SusanCurington for more information about the artist and her art.

6.  Neal Maine, nature photographer.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/NealMaine for more information about the nature photographer/PacificLight Images.

7.  Jo Pomeroy Crockett, mixed media artist

Please visit http://www.fairweaterhouseandgallery.com/artists/Jo Pomeroy Crockett for more information about the artist and her art.

Save the Date and Time!

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

May  6th, 5-7:pm

HELLO!  BEAVER TALES!!!

Fairweather House and Gallery  and other venues located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside, Oregon.

 

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Please  go to  www.wetlandsconservancy.org for updates on
exhibits and other beaver and wetland activities.

Sales of art and books to benefit:

 The Wetlands Conservancy/ for more info about the beneficiary go to www.wetlandsconservancy.org

 Necanicum Watershed Council/ for more info about the beneficiary go to  www.necanicumwatershed.org

 North Coast Land Conservancy/NCLC/ for more info about the beneficiary go to http://www.nclctrust.org

 Lower Nehalem Watershed Council/for more info about the beneficiary go to www.nwc.nehalem.org

Supporters:

Arlene Schnitzer ■ Village Gallery of Arts ■ Beach Books ■ Grass Roots Books

Broadway Books ■ Neal Maine, Pacific Light Images

Venues:

Oregon State University–LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis 

Lake Oswego –510 MuseumARTspace

Fairweather House and Gallery –Seaside

Beach Books–Seaside 

Astoria Art Loft–Astoria

Recreation District–Nehalem

Oregon Zoo–Portland 

A related event will take place on Feb 25 when the Greenbelt Land Trust hosts a Beaver Walk from 9am-noon at Bald Hill. More info is available at the reception and here: http://greenbeltlandtrust.org/event/beavers-wetlands-walk/

The Beaver Tales exhibit was curated by Sara Vickerman.

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Q: How tall is a beaver, you ask?

A:  The answer in a picture show and tell.

Frances Backhouse, author

***Frances Backhouse is a veteran freelance journalist and the author of six nonfiction books. Her latest, Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver, was heralded by The Globe and Mail as one of the “20 books you’ll be reading – and talking about – for the rest of the year” and selected as one of the National Post’s Top 99 Books!

 

As 2016 ends, we take a moment to reflect on the past. 

We  look forward to the future.

We honor those who have demonstrated the transformative power of art.

Top ten 2016  Fairweather Seaside First Saturday Art Walk moments.

Enjoy!  Thank you!!!

 

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“Ultimately, the success of an image being selected a top ten moment is finding a personalized, very local, one-on-one connection that brings back a Faiweather House and Gallery feeling. It’s all about building that great experience, which leads to a place that is loved, which leads to building a great community.”–Denise Fairweather, gallerist.

For more information about the artists and images please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com and
http://www.facebook.com/lindafentonmendenhallphotography

Upcoming 2017 Fairweather House and Gallery Seaside First Saturday Art Walk dates.

Feb 4th

Mar 4th

Apr 1st

May 6th

Jun 3rd

Jul 1st

Aug 5th

Sep 2nd

Oct 7th

Nov 4th

Dec 2nd

Residents and visitors alike enjoy an evening of community and culture as various art venues within walking distance of each other host art exhibits and refreshments, between 5-7 p.m. with the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

The art walk, celebrating 13 years in 2017, is in the historic Gilbert District. The Gilbert District, established in 1914, celebrated 100 years of rich history and timeless tradition in 2014. Awarded the 2004 Oregon Main Street Downtown Gateway Award, the area is now home to shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Dedicated parking is located one block West off the Pacific Coast Highway 101, on the corner of Holladay and Broadway.

Motto: “Those that live for the arts, support the arts.” All rights reserved.

For more information please visit http://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

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Image captured by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, photographer/artist.

“I started taking pictures in 2012. I edit some of them, (cropping, lightening/darkening, enhancing details) using the program, Smart Photo Editor. I’m not a professional . I do this because I love the area and being able to share it through my photos.” –Linda

Fun fact: Linda Fenton-Mendenhall is the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer.
Please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk for more images of her work.

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Original watercolor by Paul Brent.  ‘Acorn with Leaf ‘

Painted as a 2016 fall finale in Seaside. Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle.From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form.While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature. He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ Paul Brent

X Marks le Spot

 

‘X marks le Spot’  by  Don Frank, photographer. Photo on bamboo.

This work by Don Frank was shown at the Fairweather House and Gallery and is on display in the Inn at Seaside. In addition, regional artists Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Neal Maine and Micheal Wing have art work selected from the Fairweather Gallery on display in the Inn at Seaside and The River Inn at Seaside.
Please visit http://www.innatseaside.com and http://www.riverinnatseaside.com for more information.

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” – Henry Beston

Don Frank is a professional photographer who lives and works on the Oregon Coast. The unusual has always held a special place in Don’s artistic vision. The combination of his professional commercial experience coupled with a sardonic worldview has helped him create imagery that has found homes in galleries and collections across the country, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado. Don’s work is creative and colorful, showcasing the eye he has crafted over his many years pointing his camera at something, at anything. His personal shooting style was described once at an event, “Don is very discreet except when he is up in your face.” Many photographers simply observe, Don likes to participate.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com/blog August 30, 2016… AGAINST THE CURRENT: printmaker Sarah Lippold, painter Agnes Field and photographer Don Frank…

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‘Solitude’ by  Diane Klausner. Watercolor, ink, pearl powder on gold Shikishi.

Please visit https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/introducing-diane-klausner-artist…Aug 23, 2016/ blog post…Artist Diane Klaunser Artist Statement “I don’t paint with my eyes, I paint with …

 

Fun Fact: David Frei, veteran voice Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, is a good friend of Diane Klausner. David and his Cherilyn visited the gallery recently to view Diane’s art and signed a copy of David’s book “Angel on a Leash”.  Cherilyn is the new chaplain at Seaside Providence. David  champions working with therapy dogs  on the North coast.

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Fairweather House and Gallery has represented a collection of fine art created by an exceptional group of regional artists for over ten years.

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Just in from Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

“Winter Seeds” Towsend chipmunk with rose hips in the Gearhart Fen.(*)

Proceeds in support of NCLC.

Fairweather House and Gallery

October 2016

 DRAMA IN ART.

With selected works by artist/writer Jo Pomeroy-Crockett Ph.D., artists Renee Rowe, Paul Brent, Jan Shield and photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Introducing new photography about drama found in the coastal habitat “within steps from our own backyards” from Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and ecologist Neal Maine/PacificLight Images.

For more information please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists

(*) reprinted article  nclctrust.org/expanding-our-footprint-in-the-gearhart-fen/

The Gearhart Fen is the largest contiguous wetland of its kind remaining on the Oregon Coast. And it is now the location of North Coast Land Conservancy’s largest expanse of conserved lands. The Nature Conservancy’s Oregon office transferred a 466-acre conservation easement and ownership of 47.01 acres to NCLC. Together with two properties it already owned there, North Coast Land Conservancy is now the steward of some 533 contiguous acres of the fen—a type of quagmire that is similar to but, according to botanists, different from a bog.

This dynamic ecosystem is a mosaic of several rare wetland community types associated with sphagnum moss. Carnivorous sundew plants grow on the fen’s moist ground, luring insects with their bright red coloring. Songbirds migrate through the fen’s stunted pines, and swallows bring their young and teach them to feed. Ospreys nest here, bald eagles perch in the trees, and waterfowl rest on patches of open water. A herd of elk calls it home. The Gearhart Fen is located in a dune swale south of Cullaby Lake in the southeastern corner of the Clatsop Plains, east of US 101.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Opening reception for the exhibition DRAMA IN ART. 

October 1st , 5-7:pm

It’s no exaggeration to say what’s happening outside with the seasonal colors  mirrors what’s arriving from regional artists.

Original  art that doesn’t limit itself to the canvas; art for the fall is emotionally charged with the patterns seen in the environment, in the earth, in the sky and in the water.

For artist/writer, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Ph.D., nature is filled with incredible drama. Consider the universe: nebulae such as the Eagle Nebula, hundreds of light years away, the birthplace of stars, can be seen with the naked eye. The beautiful Butterfly Nebula is only 50 light years away and is graceful as a poem.  

Jo Pomeroy-Crockett will lecture at the opening reception of Drama in Art.

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“I am totally intrigued; by the color and the mystery of the infinite.”  –Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, Forest Grove, with show his raku art that was created at Dancing Trees Sanctuary.

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“It is my home, studio and forest preserve in Newberg, Oregon. It is an environment of thick fir and maple forest-blanketed with lush ferns and punctuated with sun lit meadows.”--Jan Shield

Introducing new resident artist Renee Rowe, who for many years directed art galleries in the Denver area  and who recently relocated to the North Coast.

Also showing new resin work by Seaside photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall. Fun Fact: Linda serves as the photographer for the historic Gilbert District Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Artist Paul Brent will offer a watercolor painting demonstration, his 2016  fall finale!  

Artist Renee Rowe will offer an impasto oil painting demonstration!

At 6:pm Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and photographer Neal Maine will speak about the local ecology and drama in habitats ” found right outside within steps from our own backyards”.

And, too, special guest speaker Sara Vickerman Gage will share the latest updates about the 2017 Beaver exhibits!

Light refreshments, LIVE music by Shirley 88 and patron gifts.

For more information please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

For more information about the artists please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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Save the Beaver exhibition dates!

1)      February, 2017 kicks off events at Oregon State University with a reception and exhibit in The LaSells Stewart Center. The Center will display beaver-themed art and host presentations highlighting relevant research from multiple academic disciplines as part of OSU’s Year of Arts + Science.

2)      April 7, 2017 is International Beaver Day. A First Friday opening launches the second exhibit at the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s 510 Museum and ARTspace. The exhibit will continue throughout the month and include workshops, tours, and other activities.

3)      May 6, 2017 the evening First Saturday Art Walk in Seaside, Oregon will feature beavers at the Fairweather Gallery and other locations in town, along with special educational programs. Art sales continue through July.

4)      August 1, 2017 begins a month-long display and sale of beaver-themed art at the North County Recreation District gallery. The local watershed council will organize presentations on local beaver conservation projects in the newly renovated auditorium.   

5)      Fall, 2017 will likely conclude the beaver art project with an exhibit at the Oregon Zoo. The Zoo is building a new education center that will offer educational information about Northwest Wildlife, including beavers. The exact details have not been determined.

“I am working with the Wetlands Conservancy, North Coast Land Conservancy, and several coastal watershed groups on a beaver art project. The purpose is to highlight the beauty and ecological significance of beavers in creating and maintaining wetland habitat. We currently have 149  artists and 5 venues, including the Fairweather Gallery at Seaside. We will also have presentations from resource professionals, tours of beaver dams, and the author of Once They Were Hats (a new book on beaver).”  —Sara Vickerman Gage

 

 

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