Penelope Culbertson


 

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.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

 

 

 

 “First”  watercolor by Lieta Gratteri

Due to the  novel coronavirus the gallery shut its doors on March 15, 2020

Closed temporarily  until it is safe to reopen

Hopefully … late spring 2020

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside Oregon

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community.
We are in this together.

In the meantime, we are offering a video about the arts and artists at Fairweather’s during the opening reception of Fresh Start, an exhibition.

Enjoy the virtual tour created today by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Indeed, she is at home working and following the Oregon Stay Home/ Save Lives order.

Although,  we are dismayed over the worldwide pandemic crisis, about our gallery being shut, and about not being able to serve our community in person at this time, we hope that you will find comfort in the season of spring in this time of darkness.

We hope to see you on the other side of this…possibly in late spring 2020.

Hope quote by Penelope Culbertson

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside Oregon

Closed until it is safe to reopen

Please stay in touch with the us.

We are still here for you, however, in a different way.

Contact us on messenger on FB, or email fairweatherhouseandgarden@gmail.com

 

visit us at:  http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Rugged refinement. Updated made-by-hand rustic goods with a fresh new update in mercury glass crafted with non-toxic grape juice.

Gnarled driftwood bench with silk, down and chenille decorative pillows accented by a hand quilted silk throw.

Re-purposed western red cedar that has been recycled rather than harvested, as well as, red teak wood that has been recovered from derelict or abandoned buildings. The wood pedestals are finished with marine oil. “Perfectly imperfect” blemishes offer the hallmark of re-inventing the vintage and antique woods.  Complete with minor nail holes and pegs.

 

Shaved wood shade and cast silver plated antler base.  3-way switch.

Mouth blown crystal with natural winter stems. Neal Small cubist mirror with hammered bronze vases.

Chiseled silver leaf vase, hand blown glass urns, bronze Mother Nature figurine, Penelope Culbertson hand lettered  Desiderata quote.

“GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste. Remember what peace there may be in silence. Whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.” –M. Ehrmann/ 1927

Hammered silver pendant with sand dollar fossil stone.

Under a mouth blown cloche- hornet’s nest placed on a vintage tray at D. Fairweather’s home  (a personal and private collection).

 

January 2020 designer notes:

“For inspiration, turn to nature.  Display shed antlers, moss, branches, deeply imprinted fossils, seashells and inert hornets’ nests. 

A collection in natural history is a pleasing and perfect design element. Collect things that have character and have a story to tell.  A collection starts with a desire to live with beautiful things.

Find one thing that that has character, add another interesting item which will lead to another kind of object.  Embrace being authentic and real. 

Pare down, edit to LUXE, rugged and peaceful items and  remove layers of disputed origins.  Embrace genuine, pleasing and natural items.  Live with want you desire.”

D. Fairweather

Gallerist and interior designer, Allied member  A.S.I.D.

America Society on Interior Designers 1986-present

 

“Max Ehrmann’s poem Desiderata is a concise but truly inspiring reminder to strive for the high ideals. It reminds us to treat others kindly.”  DAF

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Ruby and copper hues.

Angel of Waters sculpture (1/3 scale to size  NYC Central Park icon), copper beaded tree, silver sequinned tree, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, encaustic by Elina Zebergs and cold wax art by Peg Wells.

“The displays  at Fairweather’s are like amazing art installations.”

Emerald  and turquoise hues.

“Moonlight and Waves” original oila by Ron Nicolaides, hand painted ornaments, mouth blown seeded glass bubble vase, hand made glass “Ocean” platters by Sandy and Bob Lercari, faux wall by Brian Anderson.

“Art in hues, displays in jewel tones and fine interior design.”

 

Pearl and moonstone hues.

Handmade abalone shell trees,  handmade painted birch tree centerpieces, handmade sequinned trees, Theodore Roosevelt quote  “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”  calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, handmade zinc finials, mouth blown mercury glass finials with ceramic urn filled with gold leaf and silver rhinestone ornaments. “The Guardian” Flemish oil strike off by Jon Anni.

“Fairweather’s gives one a visual experience. All. The. Time.”

Topaz and onyx hues.

Pen and ink art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, mixed media art by JoAnn Pari-Mueller,  pottery by Suzy Holland, wood boxes by Fred Lukens, handmade driftwood furniture, and coastal elk photograph by Neal Maine.

East window display featuring art by Lee Munsell, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, mixed media art by James Waterman,  handcut wood stars, handmade crystal trees, pearl and copper tree and mercury glass ornaments.

 “Window displays for the HUE exhibition have the important duty of helping define Fairweather’s  unique brand.”

West window display featuring clipped pear branch tree, vintage tinsel tree, hand-carved wood candlestick, pair of angels by a master of craft, silver plaster frame, handmade recycled wood pedestals.

“Viewed beautifully sculptured figurines. Each pose so real. Each one almost seems to come to life.”

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

HUE hostesses Joan, Kathy, Katie, Denise, Kay and Saundra.

“How wonderful is it, though, when your people come to dress…like this?”

HUE on exhibit through December 23.

 

“Can you imagine the time spent beforehand – conceptualizing, planning and installing?”

If you cannot, sharing a time lapse video of an art installation earlier in 2019…

Video represents one section of the Fairweather Gallery showing days of after hours installation work including spackling, painting, displaying, accessorizing and lighting the selected artworks for  the ‘Life Abundant’ exhibition April 2019

 

“Fairweather House and Gallery is one of the Historic Gilbert District’s most sought after destinations offering an ever-changing amazing visual experience.” 

 

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Hand made bamboo vase and platter, hand wrapped fiber flower stem, hand crafted natural reed centerpiece, handforged wall scone, mouth blown leopard glass, hand beveled mirror, ribbon bow box by Ray Noregaard and handmade lined silk table slip cover.

 

 

 

Handmade pottery by Suzy Holland, willow console table, salmon and trout ceramics by Teresa Weisman-Knight, seascapes by Ron Nicolaides, mixed media art by Jan Shield, watercolor by Emily Miller, handmade silk pillows, mouth blown art glass, marble and plaster decor one-of-a-kind decor objects and hand turned wood candle sticks.

Jewelry by Mary Bottita,  photos in resin by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, oils by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, mezuzahs by Rosalyn Andronescu, hand made glass by Christine Downs  and art glass Fedor Zubanov and Irina Nazarkina.

 

Landscapes by Lee Munsell, watercolor with calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, fused glass by Carolyn Lindberg and Christine Downs.

 

 

Handmade quilt  and penny lamb pillow by Cherry Jones Harris and wood turned bowl by Daniel Harris.

 

 

Sea star wood boxes by Ray Noregaard, wine barrel Lazy susan table by Mike Morris and nautilus segmented shells by Mike Brown.

 

 

MADE opening reception hostesses.

Shirley, Joan, Saundra, Kemy Kay and Denise.

 

“Made,” an exhibition, for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works by Northwest hands.

On sale through November 24.

“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the Fairweather Gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who have made craft cool and luxurious.”

To read more about the artisans, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com

 

Save the date and time
Next opening reception

Dec. 7, 5-7:pm

An exhibition titled HUE

Original calligraphy by Penelope Culbertston.

 

Q: Who is Greta, you ask?

A: Greta Thunberg is a Swedish teenage environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition. Thunberg first became known for her activism in August 2018 when, at age 15, she began spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call for stronger action on global warming.  After Thunberg addressed the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference, student strikes took place every week somewhere in the world. In 2019, there were at least two coordinated multi-city protests involving over one million students each.

Penelope Culbertson ponders an idea to create “What Greta Says” cards.

 

Thunberg is known for her blunt, straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she urges immediate action to address what she describes as the climate crisis. Thunberg has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, was just named Time’s Person of the Year. Despite years of hate mail, disinformation campaigns and ridicule, the mainstream science community has made a strong position even stronger, thanks to more data from the atmosphere, the ground, the oceans and ice cores, as well as better computer models. And now they’re observing the unfolding of long-predicted global changes in real time. Al Gore had been right all along to scare people in his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth.

 

 

Theodore Roosevelt quote by Penelope Culbertson.

Gandhi quote by Penelope Culbertson.

 

Lloyd Reynolds tribute quote by Penelope Culbertson.

Lloyd J. Reynolds was an American calligrapher and professor at Reed College (1929-1969) who taught classes on creative writing, art, and calligraphy. He received a BA in Botany and Forestry from Oregon State University, then an English degree at the University of Oregon. He went on to receive an MA in English literature from the University of Oregon. Reynolds started at Reed in the English Department, teaching creative writing, then began teaching classes on art history and graphic arts.  Reynolds was named Calligrapher Laureate of Oregon by Governor Tom McCall in 1972.  His students included Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Peter Norton, Charles Bigelow, David Eddings, Willard McCarty, Kris Holmes, Sumner Stone, Penelope Culbertson and (informally) Steve Jobs.

 

Q: What is the connection between Lloyd Reynolds and Steve Jobs, you ask?

A: Once when Steve Jobs, the genius behind the Apple computer company, gave an inspirational speech, he said, one of the most formative experiences was the time he spent with Lloyd Reynolds. Jobs never actually graduated from Reed, lasting only six months, yet, he stayed at the college, sleeping on friends’ floors and dropping into classes. One captured his imagination was a course in calligraphy. “If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class,” he said. “And personal computers might not have the wonderful font choices that they do.” SJ

 

 

November 2-24

Made Art Show and Sale

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

“Made” an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest hands. Alluring, distinctive and exquisite products, never-before-seen, with just the right dose of imperfection to suggest a human element in the creative process.

“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who have made craft cool and luxurious.”

Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, wood worker Mike Brown, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane maker Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, maker of pottery Suzy Holland and mixed media maker JoAnn Pari-Mueller.

 

Wall display featuring the calligraphy of Penelope Culbertson.

Welcoming pine needle artisan Martha Denham and wood turner Tom Willing.

Introducing metalsmith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

A mosaic of past Penelope Culbertson’s Fairweather appearances.

For more about the artist, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com  /artists tab Penelope Culbertson

 

 

 

 

Penelope Culbertston’s art won the top calligraphy award at the Oregon State Fair in 2019 with her quote by Rumi “There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”   Judge’s comment:  “Lettering well placed with very pleasing flourishes.” 

 

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-Knightand semi-precious bracelets by Mary Bottita.

 

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 with 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

A FINE LINE

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.

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

Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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, 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, 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

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.

ON EXHIBITION

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.

 

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