Penelope Culbertson


 

 

 

“Observing Botany”  calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

Fairweather House & Gallery offers an exhibition between the study of botany and fine art.  Throughout April the “Observing Botany” exhibition offers original artwork in watercolor, graphite, colored pencil and pen-and-ink and the exploration of the many styles, forms and approaches unique to botanical illustration. Regional artists were on hand at the opening reception during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk to answer questions, provide interesting facts or anecdotes and to demonstrate their art techniques.

 

 

 

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And, too, many of the dedicated artists traveled to the reception through high winds and sideways rain!

Indeed, an Art Walk evening is not a dress rehearsal… the gallery “proceeded as the way opened” (Amish saying) to  create an art academy evening for the artists and hostesses.

“US National Weather Service/ Apr. 7 at 10:55am: Strongest winds Saturday have been delayed, but are coming. Winds will increase Saturday reaching their peak by evening. Beaches and headlands likely to see gusts to 70 mph, coastal communities gusts to 60 mph. Exposed ridges along the Coast Range should have gusts to 60 mph. These strong winds did not  produce local power outages, falling trees and branches and power lines.”

 

 

Grace note to the artists:

Clearly, the compilation of the Fairweather exhibit, “Observing Botany”, was the work of a dedicated team of artists. and would have been impossible without your enthusiastic support and beautiful art. 

 

 

Many  enjoyed viewing your art and appreciated the opportunity to learn more about botany from fellow artists.

 

Observing Botany would have been impossible without enthusiastic support of the artists.

 

 

“Thank you, Denise, for all that you do.  Very, very nice photos from your photographer. The reception was better attended than I expected, considering the weather and the Gallery looked stunning!”  –Penelope Culbertson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent commissioned work by Penelope Culbertson, artist and calligrapher

Penelope Culbertson began her art studies at the Portland Art Museum as a child, in the art department at Cleveland High School, at Reed College with calligraphy master Lloyd Reynolds, at Willamette University in Salem, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute de Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico.

Penelope was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board. Penelope worked in the Hawaii State Artist-in-School program and showed as the Artist-in-Residence at the Hyatt Regency. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Royal Waikoloan Hotel.

Since her return to Portland, Penelope has had seventeen solo exhibits of her watercolors. She showed year round at the Hawthorne Arts Gallery and annually at the Buckman Art Show where she was the founding chairman of the Children’s Art Sale. She taught children’s art classes at the Buckman Arts Magnet Elementary and for the Portland Parks Dept. in their after-school program. In 1999 she helped produce a book of children’s watercolors about the Portland Water System. She was co-founder of The Hawthorne Arts Guild and showed in all their monthly group shows.

Penelope Culbertson teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy.

 

 

 

Fun fact:

Featured Observing Botany artists, Penelope Culbertson and JoAnn Pari-Mueller, are members of the Portland Calligraphy Society and the Oregon Society of Artists.   And, too, both artists are featured in the upcoming PSC  show in the display windows at the Portland Justice Center from April 15 – June 3.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Penelope Culbertson

 

Grace note received for the Observing Botany opening reception.  April 7, 5-7pm at Fairweather’s.

 

“I was thinking perhaps I could demonstrate some illuminated letters….a capital, an initial with some foliage or vines, gold or silver accents.  I could talk a little about illuminated letters.  That way it would still be about calligraphy but incorporating your botany theme.  Thanks for always challenging me in new directions!”  –-Penelope Culbertson

Penelope Culbertson, master calligrapher and artist, spoke during the opening reception for Observing Botany at the Fairweather House and Gallery for April Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, as well as demonstrated the art of illumination.

 

 

 


“Keep a Tree in your Heart.” Artist Diane Copenhaver.

“Keep a Green Tree in Your Heart and Perhaps a Singing Bird will come.” –Chinese Proverb/ art  inspiration

 

 

For more info about the artist,  please visit https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/artists/diane-copenhaver/

 

“Shaped by Nature.”
Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.
Great Blue Heron.

West Lake/ Highway 101 near Warrenton.

 

“Feather Delight.”

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

Great Blue Heron.

Proceeds from PacificLight Images/ Neal Maine are  given back in support of North Coast Land Conservancy/ NCLC.

For more images and info, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com … artists/  …Neal Maine

 

Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

For more info about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …/ artists/ … Penelope Culbertson

 

Cut work stained glass hanging sculpture by Lori Bedard.

 

 

Save the date and time.

April 7, 5-7:pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Fairweather House and Gallery offers an exploration between the study of botany and fine art.

The opening reception for Observing Botany, the gallery’s April exhibition, presents original artworks in watercolor, graphite, colored pencil and pen & ink and the exploration of the many styles, forms and approaches unique to botanical illustration.

Regional artists will be on hand at the exhibit to answer questions, provide interesting facts or anecdotes about Observing Botany.

Featured April artists are Nick Brakel, Lori Bedard, Diane Copenhaver, Penelope Culbertson , JoAnn Pari-Mueller, among others.

In addition, the gallery introduces new artist, Patti Isaacs, who paints on silk.

Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the ecology of the coastal habitat at 6: pm. Artist Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode. Free fused glass art demonstration by Lori Bedard.

 “Nature is beauty sublime. To use the botanical as a subject for art, invokes memories of that beauty and how it inspires each of us. As an artist, if we incite that reaction with each view; we were successful.” —Lori 

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

For more about the Art Walk, please go to:

http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

 

 

Table display featuring art by Joanna Donaca and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

Art by Lisa Wiser. 

Nature photography by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

 

Art by Theresa O’Leary, necklace by Mary Truhler, pastel by Greta Lindwood, ceramics  by Emily Miller, glass by Rox Heath, wood bowls  by Daniel Harris and Mike Brown.

 

Miniature by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.

Fused glass by Bob Heath and pressed floral by Mike Mason.

 

 

 

Oil paintings by Michael Muldoon,  key rings by Luan LaLonde,  encaustic art by Kimberly Kent, pen/ink by Britney Drumheller, photographs by Don Frank and metallic art by Richard Newman.

 

 

 

And, too, bunnies, of course,  amidst the green. 

 

 

FRESH GREENS, an exhibition,  through March.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

 

For more info,  please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“She Loves Me”  by Marga Stanley!

 

And, too, tickled pink news, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

 

Lovely pink  jewelry fashioned exclusively for the gallery!

Mary Boitta, designer.

 

Mary’s jewelry is original, handcrafted and artisan in design, consisting of the  finest quality beads and natural gemstones with sterling silver.  Fun fact: Mary lives in a town, aptly named, Happy Valley, and, too, Mary’s favorite quote:   “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;  it is something you design for the present.” –Jim Rohn

 

Calligraphy quote by Penelope Culbertson, artist.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Penelope Culbertson

 

 

Two new works of art by Marga!

“My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it all over again, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt.

With each coat of paint, whether it’s watercolors, gouache, acrylics and oil comes depth and motion…it’s exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer to the next. I love using odd tools to paint with….for instance, the main images on my mini whimsy collection, were painted with a toothpick (I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife).” –Marga

Please visit http://www.faiweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Marga Stanley.

 

A grace note received by a fellow Fairweather artist:

“Marga, I love your work…very touching and it has a dreamy quality. Wonderful!” –Melissa Jander

 

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/  …Melissa Jander for more info

 

# 1 Image 2017: Beaver Tales  habitat lecture at Fairweather’s by biologist, naturalist, wildlife photographer Neal Maine. 

 

 

#2 Image from 2017: Kimberly Kent, artist and art broker  meets her art on display at Fairweather’s.

 

 

#3 Image from 2017: Most viewed  Linda Fenton-Mendenhall photo collage from a  Fairweather Art Walk.

Pictured top row/ left to right:  Reneé Hafeman; a round of applause from art patrons; Paul Brent artist talk. 

Middle row/ left to right: table top display;  Britney Drumheller  artist talk;  artist Emily Miller;  emerging artist Whelpsy Whelp. 

Bottom row/ left to right: marine debris artist Karynn Kozij;  Art Walk hostess Joan modeling art;  Fairweather sponsored Pop-Up Gallery and Studio with artist Paul Brent, Gail and Ellen, hostesses; Denise,  Kemy Kay, Joan and Saundra having fun.

 

 

 

#4 image from 2017:  Artist Carolyn Macpherson  offering a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode at Fairweather’s.  

 

#5 image from 2017: Michael Gilbert, wood artist, meets Mike Brown, wood artist at Fairweather’s.

 

 

 

#6 image from 2017:  Master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson offers a Seaside Scribing LIVE(tm) event at Faiweather’s.

 

 

 

 

#7 image from 2017:  Shirley 88 performs LIVE on the Fairweather grand.

 

#8 image from 2017:  Flynn, the most handsome American  Kestrel, assists Wildlife Center of the North Coast Executive Director Joshua Saranpaa, during a LIVE Doing Good Works ™ auction at Fairweather’s.

 

 

#9 image from 2017:  Artist Michael Muldoon offers a Seaside Painting LIVE  ™ episode at Fairweather’s.

 

#10 2017 image:  Irish Lands opening reception at Fairweather’s featured a family heirloom brought to America in the 1850’s.

 

 

Artists represent the heartbeat of the Fairweather Gallery.  What we strive to put out in the arts community is  the artist’s conversations.  We have been fortunate to experience the sharing and giving of many, many creative minds  for over 11 years.

 

So, for us,  in 2018, the opportunity to continue to present an arts platform forward  is all about shining a bright light on the reminder that we are all connected… artists, patrons and community.

 

Encaustic angel by Gregory Bell, wood bowls by Daniel Harris,  wood vase by Mike Brown and  jewelry by Renee Hafeman.

 

 

“When you Search for Me” oil painting  by Lee Munsell, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, basket by Charles Schweigert and burl ornaments by Mike Brown.

 

 

“Winter’s Ocean” oil painting, by Ron Nicolaides,  oil pastels by Joanne Donaca and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

 

 

Handmade boxes and books  by Christine Trexel, encaustic landscape by Kimberly Kent and bracelets by Mary Boitta.

 

 

 

Grace note received:

“I’m always enthralled when entering Fairweather House and Gallery! A feeling of peace and serenity fill my senses. The beautiful books, vases, natural decor and fabrics complement amazing artworks of every medium. Oils, watercolors, mixed media, wood carvings, photographs and jewelry are displayed in unique exhibit centers that meld peacefully one to another. The gallerist is an artist when it comes to decorating and showcasing beautiful objects and art!” –K. R. 

 

To read more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ …artists

 

Meticulous displays, like none other, with disciplined attention to design perspectives. Find harmony in exquisite materials, combined with the spirit of many artists who know how to apply the mark of being in the Northwest.

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