Penelope Culbertson


 

For SHADOWS original calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

Imagine quote by John Lennon created in calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

 

Shadows quote by Penelope Culbertson.

 

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 teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy. She is a member of the Portland Society of Calligraphy. She exhibits her art at Fairweather  Gallery in Seaside, Oregon.

 

Fun facts: 

In Penelope Culberston’s calligraphy class at Reed College there was a fellow student, Steve Jobs (Apple computer founder).

There is a theory that the computers today would not have the font choices without the learning seed  planted by Reed College calligraphy professor Lloyd Reynolds. 

 

Penelope Culbertson, at the opening reception of SHADOWS on October 7th, in addition to offering a scribing LIVE episode, will offer an artist’s talk  about  significant quotes that have made a difference in tilting the world to a better place!!!

 

Save the date and time!

 

Celebrating 13 years in 2017, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held on October 7, 5-7: pm.

Visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music.

The event is free and is all about seeing and selling art in the sponsoring galleries and boutiques located between Holladay and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Complimentary parking for the historic Gilbert District is on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Opening reception for SHADOWS, an exhibition that focuses on the interplay of light and dark through selected art that expresses time as the fall season progresses.

New artwork by Northwest artists Diane Copenhaver, Penelope Culbertson, Gregory Bell, Janet Hickox,  Lisa Wiser , Ashley Howarth,  Whelsey Whelp, Karen E. Lewis, Tamara Johnson and Marga Stanley will be featured.

Artists will be in attendance to meet patrons and to speak about their art.

Take a note!

Calligrapher Penelope Culbertson will offer her annual Fairweather scribing LIVE episode!

 

Seaside/ Gearhart naturalist Neal Maine will speak at 6: pm about the autumn ecology of the local habitat.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

Special guest of honor will be Flynn,  “the handsomest Kestrel around and one of the  WCNC Ambassador Birds”  will be on hand celebrating the opening of Fairweather’s new exhibition SHADOWS!

 

SHADOWS, the opening reception for Fairweather’s October exhibition, will be a benefit for Wildife Center of the North Coast!

 

 

 

 

COLOR IT FALL,  an exhibition,

through September 30th.

Fairweather House and Gallery

Bamboo basket by  Charles Schweigert, pastels by Joanne Donaca, autumn original oil by Savvy Dani,  landscape plein air original by Lisa Wiser, abstracts by Renee Rowe, shell oils by Paul Brent, sunflowers by Michael Muldoon, paper textiles  by Christine Trexel, photography by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.  Design by Denise Fairweather, allied member, A. S. I. D., American Society of Interior Designers.

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

 

 

Featured art on display  by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

COLOR IT FALL

Artist Lecture 

 

We see color thanks to the cones in our eyes. (The rods are for night vision.) Humans are trichromats, that is, we see red, green, and blue. . . and mixtures of all these.

Many birds and fish, on the other hand, are tetrochromats and see 4 colors including ultraviolet colors invisible to us. A small percentage of women, some 2% – 3%, are tetrachromats and see at least one additional ultraviolet color.

What is your favorite color?

Ask a few people around the room. Chances are, between 50 – 60% will favor blue.

What can color do? It can . . .
* attract attention. People see color before they see anything else.
* hold attention. People pay attention to black and white for about ½ second or less. They pay attention to color for 2 – 3 seconds.
* Color has power. Consider the colors of STOP, GO and CAUTION.
*Color increases memory.

*Color images are processed before black and white images, so they are remembered better.
*Color informs better than black and white.

Research shows color improves readership by 40%, learning by 55 – 78%, and comprehension by 73%.
*Colors have personality and meaning and personalities vary with one’s culture.
*Color combined with shape sends special messages.
*Color attracts attention to brands better than words. What colors are signs? What is on the background of a sign?
*The color of your clothing tells a lot about you, your profession, and your status.
*Color transmits messages without ever using a word.

Aren’t artists lucky?  We have free use of color which can to do and say so many different things! All we have to do is to learn to make use of the many meanings of color as we create our treasures. —Jo Pomeroy- Crockett, Ph.D, writer and artist.

To read more about the writer, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

 

 

 

COLOR IT FALL, table display featuring art by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett. 

 

Moulton Skies over Tiilamook Head. Original oil by Micheal Muldoon.

To view more art by Michael Muldoon, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Micheal Muldoon

 

 

Eagle Sunrise by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

To view more images by Neal Maine, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …Neal Maine

 

 

 

Art by Marga.

To view more art by Marga, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Marga Stanley

 

Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson

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

“We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.” — Kahlil Gibran

 

“We must strive to be like the moon.’ An old man in Kabati repeated this sentence often… the adage served to remind people to always be on their best behavior and to be good to others.  No one grumbles when the moon shines. Everyone becomes happy and appreciates the moon in their own special way. Children watch their shadows and play in its light, people gather at the square to tell stories and dance through the night. A lot of happy things happen when the moon shines. These are some of the reasons why we should want to be like the moon.”   –Ishmael Beah

 

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

–John F. Kennedy


WAVES, Fairweather’s front counter table scape.  Art featured: Beluga Whale, mixed media by Nick Brakel, Waves, oil on board by Melissa Jander, fused glass platter by Cindy Duvall, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, Haystack oil on linen by Michael Muldoon.

 

Fairweather Gallery exhibition displays for WAVES.

A Fairweather Gallery  opening reception is all about meeting artists and seeing art.

 

WAVES introduced artist Karen E. Lewis.

 

Victoria Brooks.  Featured Faiweather resident artist for July.

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Victoria Brooks.

 

Regional artists greeted, spoke to and lectured about art to patrons at WAVES, an exhibition.

 

Fun with Fairweather hostesses. Surfboards by Cleanline Surf, Seaside. And, too, a blooper of sorts.

 

Timely quote by master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson.

For ICONIC, an art exhibition, through June, 2017.

 Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside

Definition of iconic:

1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon

2: widely recognized and well-established •an iconic brand name

3: widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence •an iconic image •an iconic vacation

 

Penelope Culbertson offered a scribing LIVE episode during the opening reception of Iconic on June 3rd.

 

 

 

For Iconic, an exhibition, Penelope Culbertson created new water-color works combined with calligraphy.  In addition, in the photo are seascapes  by Lee Munsell.  Throughout the years, water-color artist and master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson  has appeared during events at Fairweather’s to offer art lectures, calligraphy history lessons, and scribing LIVE events.

For more about the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com/ artists/ … Penelope Culbertson. …Lee Munsell

Original work by Penelope Culbertson.

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 teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy. She is a member of the Portland Society of Calligraphy.

 

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Q: What is calligraphy, you ask?

A: Calligraphy is the art of forming beautiful symbols by hand and arranging them well. It’s a set of skills and techniques for positioning and inscribing words so they show integrity, harmony, some sort of ancestry and rhythm.

Symbol is a mark which has a specific agreed-upon meaning in a language, like a letter of the alphabet, a numeral or a word. Integrity of a letter means admirable proportions and form. Harmony describes a pleasing relationship between different visual elements in a piece of calligraphy: parts of a letter, letters, words, the whole text and surrounding space. Ancestry refers to the heritage of letter-shapes, materials and techniques which calligraphers use. Rhythm means the calligrapher’s deliberate repetition and variation of marks and spaces to create feelings of pattern and emphasis.

But wait, there’s more about calligraphy…

The Oxford English Dictionary defines calligraphy as:

1. Beautiful handwriting; elegant penmanship. (Early seventeenth century.)
2. Style of handwriting, penmanship generally. (Mid-seventeenth century.)
3. In painting etc.: beauty of line; (elegant) brushwork. (Early twentieth century.)

(The word comes from kallos, Greek, meaning ‘beauty’ and -graphy, ‘a style of method or writing, drawing, etc’ which in turn comes from graphe, Greek, meaning ‘drawing, writing’.)

… calligraphy is a script that exhibits exceptional and often self-conscious artistry and aesthetic quality in design and execution. (M. P. Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (London: The British Library, 1994)

Calligraphy is a skill. This skill involves touch, pressure, hand movement, unity, and that elusive quality we term “beauty.” (V. Studley, Calligraphy (NY: Dover, 1991)

http://www.calligraphy-skills.com/what-is-calligraphy.html

ICONIC!  Oregon Coast Sunsets port hole view from Brownie’s Workshop.

Mike Brown. Master Wood Artist.

“Apparently glass is infused in Mike’s soul. He has introduced it back in his woodworking.”

 

Mike Brown’s  newest ICONIC creation is a vase called “Oregon Coast Sunsets” which incorporates four glass portholes and photographs taken on while on vacations!

Each porthole shows a beautiful sunset along the northern, central, and southern Oregon Coast and includes sand and shells to highlight the view through the porthole!

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Mike Brown is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He has had a creative mind and an intense work ethic and likes to express himself building works of art with different mediums using glass and exotic hard woods.

During his school days he took all different types of shop classes including various crafts, leatherwork, and metal but didn’t start working with wood until he started working at a glass shop at the age of 15 ½.  His first boss, Doyle Clapper, was his mentor and shared with Mike his love of woodworking along with giving Mike a broad knowledge of all aspects of construction.  After 35 years, Mike retired from the glass business and finally could pursue his passion for woodworking fulltime.
Mike started creating exotic wood intarsia pictures, learning the art of Intarsia by Judy Gale Robert. He won multiple Best of Awards at the Annual Artistry in Wood Juried show. He also enjoys turning bowls and vases on his lathe and has given many of them away as gifts to family and friends.
He started experimenting creating filigree pictures and ornaments using the scroll saw along with striped-ring exotic wood bowls. The internet is a wonderful thing and he happened upon Steve Garrison’s Ebook on creating wooden sea shells. This became his new passion and once again he won Best of Class and Best of Division awards at the Juried Woodworking show for his wood nautilus shells. These shells range from 35 to 170 wedges of wood and each one takes up to 40 hours to cut, glue, sand, and finish.

He uses exotic woods such as Padauk, Purple Heart, Myrtlewood, and Birdseye Maple, and completes them with a hand-rubbed lacquer finish. Each one is an exquisite piece of art and just like a seashell, no two are alike.

 


Mike has now expanded into turning segmented bowls and vases on his lathe along with creating his own patterns. He is also experimenting with liquid inlay and has created a stunning piece he calls “Purple Heart of Gold” using Purpleheart, Yellowheart,  and Maple woods with gold liquid inlay.

 

 

 

First Shout Out for What’s up Next!

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!
June 3rd 5-7:pm

Opening reception for ICONIC!!!

Definition of iconic:

1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon

2: widely recognized and well-established •an iconic brand name

3: widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence •an iconic image  •an iconic vacation

Fairweather House and Gallery

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Featuring Fairweather artists: Mike Brown, Penelope Culbertson, Melissa Jander, Carmela Newstead  and introducing fine art photographer Dale Veith!

Artist Carolyn McPherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode!

Shirley 88 will perform LIVE!

Naturalist, ecologist Neal Maine will speak at 6:pm (sharp) about the local habitat!

 

For more information about the artists, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists tab

 

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

Roseway by Gretha Lindwood,  pastel

“Thus in art, does nature work through the will of a man filled with the beauty of her first works,” wrote the 19th-century poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. And so it does. Emerson’s simple musing captures the spirit of  painters, who sing nature’s praises with their brushes and palette knives.

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Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists… Gretha Lindwood for more about the artist.

 

“The use of vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of my work which I developed during my career as an illustrator and graphic designer. As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, I cherish our unique landscapes honed by water and time and delight in capturing their beauty in the lush colors of pastels or oils to share with the viewer.” —Gretha Lindwood, featured artist for BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s throughout April, 2017.

 

 

Bev Drew Kindley “Cyclamen

Cyclamen by Bev Drew Kindley.  Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists …Bev Drew Kindley for more info

best bev painting

And, too, on April 1st, Bev Drew Kindley offered a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ event at the opening of BLOOM, an exhibition throughout April at Fairweather’s.

In addition, the artist, Bev Drew Kindley, with dual degrees in art and philosophy, offered a lecture of being in the moment while painting nature  during the opening reception of BLOOM at Fairweather’s on April 1st.

  “Thanks, Denise, I am proud to be part of your artistically designed BLOOM show and enjoy seeing how you fit all our paintings in among the other unique treasures.      BLOOM to me is about the time after this year’s dark  season when plants reawaken and we feel like celebrating each hopeful victory–the first faint coloring of new leaves and branches, (like my painting “Awakening Wetlands “), the first crocus, daffodils, tulips and wildflowers for  “The Joy of Spring “.        Sometimes we need a bouquet of flowers to keep our spirits up–or a pot of bright cyclamen –or photos of flowers to remind us there is more to come. Soon the steady rhythm of blooming begins, each flower in its own time, and then on to fields of lavender, crimson clover and more!  Flowers do make us happy!”

 

 

Quote in original calligraphy by artist Penelope Culbertson.  Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists …Penelope Culbertson for more info

Bouquet by Gretha Lindwood

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists …Gretha Lindwood for more info

gretha lecturing

Artist Gretha Lindwood lectured about the art of flowers during the opening reception of BLOOM, at  Fairweather’s on April 1st.  In the background on display are original pastels by the artist.  And, too, note the wardrobe selection chosen by the artist to complement her art!

 

In addition, large encaustic (painting with beeswax)  portrait by artist Rebecca Gore. Please visit https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/a-decade-of-emerging-artist-bac… Jan 7, 2017 – For more information about each of Fairweather’s emerging artists please the links following their individual … Rebecca Gore, emerging artist.

In the background and in the far left is an original oil, “Garden Party” by artist Melissa Jander.  For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com  …artists… Melissa Jander .

 

 

 

The language of flowers…

A team of researchers explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction in a study of participants’ behavioral and emotional responses to seeing flowers, either in a bouquet or in nature. The results show that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.

“What’s most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way,” said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher on the study.

Growing flowers, handling flowers, seeing flowers in art have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed smiles upon being near flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. The language of flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods.
Flowers and nature make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.

“Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers and nature make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being.”

 

And, too, a favorite quote in art by Penelope Culbertson, calligrapher for BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s through April.

BLOOM grace note received:

“Thank you for inviting me to participate in this fun event in your beautiful gallery. I had a wonderful time visiting with the gallery visitors as I created my pastel painting in a live painting demonstration.” Best regards, Gretha Lindwood, artist

“I’m working on new pieces for June. Thanks for the sweet and supportive card you sent.
It was the nicest card I’ve ever gotten from a gallery!”
Penelope Culbertson

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