Paul Brent

Shortie I for A FINE LINE.

Mixed media art by Bill Baily, woven bamboo basket by Charles Schweigert, black and white gull art by Leah Brown, encaustic art by Peg Wells, pen and ink drawings by Waka Takahashi Brown, photo by Susan Romersa, pottery by Suzy Holland and photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Shortie II for A FINE LINE.

Pen and ink shell studies, oak leaf watercolor and grape painting by Paul Brent.

Shortie III for A FINE LINE.

Art by Jan Shield, platter by Teresa Weisman-Knight,  semi-precious bracelets by Mary Bottita and watercolor by Carolynn Wagler.



Shortie IV for A FINE LINE.

Pen, ink and wax art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.


Shortie V for A FINE LINE.

Handmade books by Christine Trexel and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.


Shortie VI for A FINE LINE.

Fused glass by Mike Fox, watercolors by Carolyn Macpherson and handmade glass by Bob Heath and Christine Downs.

Shortie VII for A FINE LINE.

Hand painted sea urchin rocks, signed and dated, by Kandy Schwartz.


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


On view 

October 5-31


A FINE LINE”  an exhibition of representational and non-representational works of art. Working with different media the selected artists experiment with linear mark making in its widest sense. Each artist produced works inspired by places and spaces in the natural environment.

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Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


Artist Bill Baily.


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A FINE LINE slideshow.  Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.



Oils by Melissa Jander.  Hand forged candle sticks, wood table by Ray Noregaard, candles by Illume,  hand fringed wool shawl, mouth blown pink art glass and jewelry by Mary Bottita.

Impasto oil by Lean Kohlenberg, pottery by Suzy Holland, hand made glass by Christine Downs and jewelry by Mary Bottita.


Impasto oil on canvas by Leah Kohlenberg, oil landscapes by Karen E. Lewis, watercolor by Bev Drew Kindley, seascape by Lee Munsell and  hand made  glass by Bob Heath.


Encaustic by Elina  Zebergs, pottery by Suzy Holland, hand forged pewter candle sticks with Illumne column candles.


Oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, landscape by Lee Munsell, watercolors by Paul Brent and jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard.


Watercolor with wax on rice paper by Helen Brown, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, encaustic birds by Kathryn Delaney and hand made  glass by Bob Heath.


Buoy, regetta  and beach oils by Paul Brent and landscape oils by Barbara Rosbe Felisky.


Handmade autumn wreath, land spaces by Bev Drew Kindley,   hand made paper box by Christine Trexel, crane art by Peggy Evans, with jewelry by Tanya Gardner and Mary Hurst.


Oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, encaustics by Elina Zebergs and handmade light stand by Andrew Nelson.

Photos by Scott Saulsbury for OUTSIDE INTERESTS.


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.


Through August 25 

OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest.

Selected art, all original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.


“Pacific Oysters Close Up III” oil on canvas by Paul Brent


“Oysters Close Up  II” original oil by Paul Bent.

For OUTSIDE INTERESTS,  Fairweather’s August exhibition, the artist Paul Brent has painted studies of the Pacific Oyster.


Q:  Why oysters, you ask?

A:  The waters of the Pacific Northwest support a variety of productive fisheries including oysters, clams, and mussels, which thrive in the cold, nutrient-rich waters that are periodically upwelled from the deep ocean to the surface along the western coast. Seafood, and oysters in particular, are the cornerstone upon which our establishment is built. The Pacific Northwest has always been known for its relationship with the Sea, with the native peoples of the area consuming and utilizing oysters in particular for over 4000 years.


There is a town nearby named Oysterville located on the Long Beach Peninsula.  “Going into its 153rd year, Oysterville exists primarily as a state of mind. A walk through Oysterville can reveal the supremacy of nature; evoking connections to generations gone by, while subtly forecasting the folly of generations present and future.”





Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

August 3-25 Exhibition

OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest. Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible. Artists include Paul Brent, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Martha Lee, Gretha Lindwood, Ron Nicolaides, Susan Romersa and Dale J. Veith.

Welcoming new artists:  oil painter Vicky Combs-Snider, glass artist Christine Downs and encaustic artist Elina Zebergs to the gallery.


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In the summertime artist Paul Brent paints  LIVE at Fairweather House and Gallery during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks.



Fairweather’s MAKING WAVES July 2019 exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean.


Oil paintings by Paul Brent, encaustic art, sea turtles, beach rope baskets and urchin bowls by Emily Miller, watercolor/ calligraphy by Diane Copenhaver,  handmade mouth blown glass, sea glass jewelry by Mary Bottita and Barbara Walker.


Landscape oil on canvas by Karen E. Lewis, seascapes by Carol Thompson, fresco art by Agnes Field and mouth blown art glass.


Look closely to note the mouth blown floating glass bubbles. Just perfect for the MAKING WAVES art display and, yes, they are  available for purchase.

Seascapes by Ron Nicolaides.

Oil seascapes by Victoria Brooks, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, hand made art glass vessels and vases.

Art for the MAKING WAVES exhibition, largely significant pieces, include new original work and new art glass selected specifically for the July month-long show.



Abstract wave art by Leah Kohlenberg, hand made glass by Bob Heath, hand made box by Christine Trexel, beaded box by Gayle H. Seely and art cards by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.



Seascape oil paintings by Phil Juttelstad,  watercolor by Bill Baily, landscapes by Lee Munsell, fine art photography by Dr. Dale J. Veith and Russell J. Young,  fused glass by Mike Fox, wood boxes by Ray Noregaard, wood bowl by Tom Willing and seascape watercolors by Mary Burgess.


Art by Sharon Abbott-Furze, stemware by Rox Heath and art glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari.



Mixed media by Sandy Visse,  seascape by Karen E. Lewis,  art glass by Bob Heath and hand forged candle sticks.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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



Read more about MAKING WAVES at:

Thank you Coast Weekend and reporter Katherine Lacaze for supporting the arts.…/article_7a1c4f88-a704-11…

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


Featuring changing month-long exhibitions  by selected and significant Northwest artists, craftsmen and artisans.The gallery specializes in original oils, watercolors, mixed media works of art, as well as contemporary bronze, mouth blown glass work, abstracts, and one-of-a-kind accessories.

MAKING WAVES on exhibit through July 30.

The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact of the sea and waves.

Featuring  artists: Blue Bond, Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Karen Doyle, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman,  Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith.

Introducing artists Sharon Abbott-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

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Saturday August 3, 5-7:pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

Opening reception for OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest  Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.   Curated exhibition. Resident artists. Paul Brent, Renee Hafeman, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Martha Lee, Gretha Lindwood, Susan Romersa  and Dale J. Veith.

Welcoming new artists Christine Downs and Elina Zebergs.

Introducing new artist Vicky Combs.

Naturalist Neal Maine will speak on the local habitat at 6: pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE event by Paul Brent.

 LIVE music by Shirley 88.





Art Walk hostesses open MAKING WAVES with a group wave. Kathy, Kate, Saundra, Denise, Joan and Kay.


Artists Paul Brent, Leah Kohlenberg and Sharon Abbott-Furze meet and greet each other during the MAKING WAVES opening reception.



Artist Jan Rimerman meets artist Phil Juttelstad.

Artist Victoria Brooks greets an art patron during the MAKING WAVES Meet and Greet event on July 6th.


Wildlife photographer Neal Maine answers a habitat question during the July  6th Meet and Greet event at Fairweather’s.


Question: What is a Meet and Greet event, you ask?

Answer: This event is an opportunity for featured artists to meet interested patrons, other artists, network, and engage with the community. Each Seaside First Saturday Art Walk  event at Fairweather’s  includes a short talk  with information on a variety of topics suggested by artists.

Who doesn’t dream of meeting their favorite artist? You may think that it’s impossible to do so, but in Seaside, it’s easier than you think.

Next MEET and GREET will be August 3, 5-7pm. Free and open to the public.





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Read more about the art events in Seaside:

Seaside Art Scene – Seaside Oregon

Seaside Art Scene

Apr 19, 2019 – Seaside is well-known for its scenic coastline, color-drenched sunsets and abundant natural beauty, but this coastal town has an artsy side, too.




“Buoy Composition II” oil on canvas by Paul Brent



“Needs to dry and be varnished. I have the frame.  You can use this in publicity for the July show.”  Paul Brent

Paul Brent

About the artist:

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.

Paul Brent was born in Oklahoma City and lived in rural Southwest Oklahoma with his family until he was thirteen. His parents, who were educators, moved their family to Long Beach, California, and Paul attended high school and California State College in Long Beach. He majored in art but in his junior year of college he transferred to the University of California at Berkeley to study architecture. He completed his Bachelors of Architecture and joined the Air Force where he was stationed in Panama City, Florida. There he met his wife, Lana Jane and after they were married he left the service and they returned to California where he completed his Masters degree in Architecture at Cal Berkeley.



During a MEET and GREET event at Fairweather’s in July, 2019, Paul Brent offered an artist talk about his newest painting.

Paul Brent celebrated a ten year anniversary at Fairweather’s on July 6th, as well as artist Victoria Brooks and photographer Neal Maine.


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

July 6- July 30


Fairweather’s  July exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean.

Art for the exhibition, largely significant pieces include new original work, created entirely by North coast artists.

Featuring selected Fairweather artists: Blue Bond, Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman, Lisa Sofia Robinson, Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith.

Introducing artists Sharon Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact of the the sea and waves.

2019 is the tenth year that  Paul Brent has exhibited during the summer months at Fairweather’s.

Paul Brent  has painted LIVE during the summertime Fairweather events for years and years, indeed… for a decade !

Enjoy the slide show of ten years with Paul Brent in Seaside at Fairweather’s.





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Recent Q and A with Paul Brent and R. J. Marx, editor of the Seaside Signal

A resident of Seaside, artist Paul Brent shows art in Seaside during the summer. Paul and his wife Lana Jane own a gallery in Panama City, Florida, where they also have a winter home and property. They are cleaning up debris from Hurricane Michael, a devastating storm.

Panama City October 2018

Q: Where were you when the hurricane hit?
Brent: We were still in Seaside for the hurricane. We left on the 18th (of October), almost a week after the hurricane hit. We moved the art from our gallery to our residence even though there was no power. At least it was dry. That stopped any mold growing on damp surfaces. Friends of ours whose home was totally uninhabitable are now in the condo.

Q: Can you describe what the region looks like?
Brent: Downtown Panama City and the major commercial corridors were hit badly with missing roofs and blown-out windows. Large metal buildings were especially hit, like warehouses and boat storage facilities. Marinas and church after church were destroyed. Residential areas that had oaks and large pines received major roof damage with trunks and limbs making holes, sometimes cutting buildings in two. Every roof has a blue tarp on it. Many people called it a war zone. Farther east, complete structures were wiped out.

Q: Where is your gallery and how did it make out?
Brent: It’s in the downtown area very close to the water. My studio was on the second floor. I had a glass block wall that was facing north. I had excellent lighting for painting. Half the roof peeled, the glass wall collapsed and my studio became ground zero for our office.

Q: Were you able to rescue the artwork or was much of it destroyed?
Brent: We have a cleanup crew. They’ve stripped all the wood and Sheetrock. We’re drying it out now and getting ready for reconstruction. Even at this point it’s hard to determine. All the paintings and two-dimensional artwork are mine. We carry jewelry, wood, glass, and ceramics by other artisans.

Q: Did people evacuate? Was there a warning?

Brent: The surprise was, everybody knew pretty much where it was going to going to hit. But it was first predicted to be a Category 2, then predicted to be a Category 3. It was not until the last day, that they said “Oh, no, it’s going up to Category 4.” We’ve had several 3s come through this area. People were sort of like: “We can live through a (Category) 3.” It suddenly went up to a 4, went to a 4-plus, it was right on the edge between a 4 and 5. There were some places that winds were clocked at over 150 mph. That will pretty much destroy any structure. Homes in Mexico Beach that were not on pilings are just slabs now.

Q: Seaside is vulnerable in a Cascadia Subduction Zone event. Do you find lessons to be learned from Hurricane Michael?
Brent: With homes on both coasts, it looks like we’re being hit by a double whammy. We enjoy living here during the cooler months and we enjoy living in Seaside in the warmer months. We don’t think that it’s going to change that part of our lives. If you’re in any coastal area, no matter where it is, you’re in danger of some sort of natural disaster. I have relatives in Oklahoma. I remember as a young child going through areas hit by tornadoes. It was like looking at what I’m looking at now.

Q: Are you putting your gallery and house together?
Brent: We have a professional construction crew doing the final cleanup and dry-out of the structure. Then we’ll be working with another crew to do a build-back. People have said, “Do you think people will stay here?” “Do you think our businesses, our downtown will come back?” Every business owner (has said) “We’re building back.” So there’s really a very positive feeling. We’ll make it a better place.



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