Renee Rowe



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.

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



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.

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


Carolyn Macpherson, watercolor original



 Peggy Evans, handmade origami   



Lisa Wiser, en plein air original


Renee Rowe, abstract original 


Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, mixed media artist




Michael Muldoon, original oil



Neal Maine, fine art photograph



Catherine Mahardy, mixed media




Gayle H. Seely,  seed pearl original





Mike Mason, botanical blooms



Christine Trexel, handmade boxes



Fairweather House and Gallery

612 BroadwaySeptember


The summer season ends with a most perfect exhibition COLOR IT FALL



New original art compositions revolve around the complementary clash of the deliberately heightened blues, dazzling oranges and brilliant yellows.  



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Soon we will be moving the display tables into the next season.  We embrace change.


Art walk hostesses amidst fall foliages.

We help one another.  We live for the moment.  


Gary Pearlman, Sherrie Stahl,  Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Sarah Lippold, Penelope Culbertson, Mary Boitta and Diane Klausner featured works on display.

We do what others are not willing to do. We feature original work by regional artists.

We accept social responsibility.  We give generously. We honor our artists, our community and our causes to the utmost of our abilities.

We do the right things.

We have hosted more than 100 art events in more than 10 years!!!

We take pride in discovering and promoting the many, many creative minds who shape our beloved community.

We are grateful.  We are thankful.  We are hopeful.

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Photos courtesy of Linda Fenton-Mendenhall Photography.


Nebulae Series. Birthplace of the stars. Butterfly Nebula, Eagle Nebula, Canissa Nebula and Carina Nebula: mixed media, watercolor art by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett


And, too, Drama in Art lecture notes by
Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Ph.D., writer/artist
 @ the Fairweather House and Gallery

Drama in art comes from the subject matter and the emotion that the artist conveys. While a memorable scene may be rendered in a technically competent way, the drama is lessened if the artist does not imbue it with emotion. If a painting touches a viewer deeply, chances are that the artist put heart and soul into the painting.

Nature is filled with drama. Take, for example, the universe — that immense, mysterious entity that is almost beyond understanding. It is filled with empty space (1 atom per cubic centimeter compared with earth at 30 quillion molecules per cubic centimeter) as well as with solar systems, black holes, stars, nebulae, and more.

Nebulae, Latin for “cloud”, are billowing masses of dust and gases which are birth places for stars. Many are visible as either a bright patch or as a dark silhouette against starlight. Humans have seen nebulae probably forever, but the earliest written records go back Ptolemy in 150 CE and later to Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi in 964 CE. The Crab nebula was observed in 1054 by astronomers in Europe, Asia, and China. Since then, more nebulae have been identified. At this time, some 2500 have been recorded.

The Hubble project has photographed numerous nebulae. They are colorful, dramatic clouds which can be as close as 50 light years away to over 600 light years away. Dust and gases cause the bright colors. Some famous nebulae are the Rosette, Pelican, Crab, Orion, Cat’s Eye, Horsehead, Butterfly, Carina Tarantula, Fox Fur, and more.

Nebulae have fascinated me for years. My favorite is the Eagle with its huge vibrant clouds and dark mysterious corners. Astronomers have speculated that the Eagle may have exploded and disappeared but we will not know for sure for 600 light years. Portraying nebulae in watercolor and acrylic has become a passion for me. —Jo Pomeroy-Crockett



Nebula exhibition through October 31st @ Fairweather’s.

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Fun Fact:
Jo Pomeroy-Crockett is co-founder of the Astoria Art Loft. For more information please visit


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


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.

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(*) reprinted article

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.


“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.


“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.

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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




Renee Rowe, new Fairweather artist and former gallerist.

Artist Statement:
“Color, shape, pattern and texture interest and excite me. While growing up on the East coast I studied art at Rutgers University with Roy Lichtenstein, Reginald Marsh, George Segal and others, took graduate classes at the New School and painted at the N.Y.C. Art Students League, living on the West side of Manhattan.

I made Colorado my home. I painted with Kim English and Mark Daily. Influenced by the artists around me at the Denver Art Students League, I became interested in impressionistic painting and began doing figurative works and landscapes with an eye towards abstract composition. During many of those years I directed art galleries in the Denver area. Later I moved to Pueblo from Denver where I helped start an art cooperative, Art on South Main, now called Steel City Art.

Over time my love of art has gone through many phases: from studying the classical masters to playing with abstract expressionism, experimenting with “pop” art and impressionistic contemporary works. Some of the many great artists who have influenced me include Whistler, Schiele, Rothko, Pollock, Kahn, and Diebenkorn.

I have recently moved to Oregon where I where I am inspired by the beauty of nature all around me. I am promising myself to follow my heart by painting all I can. If what I produce also pleases others, it is an added gift .For me, celebrating art and life are inseparable.” —Renee Rowe

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I love a quote attributed to Danny Kaye: “Life is a great big canvas. Throw all the paint you can on it.”–Renee


River and Rocks, an impasto oil, by Renee Rowe


Q: What is the meaning of an impasto painting, you ask?

A: Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface very thickly, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Paint can also be mixed right on the canvas.


Take a note!!!

Renee Rowe will be in attendance to offer a painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode at the upcoming Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside, OR

DRAMA IN ART opening reception

Artists arriving: Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Renee Rowe, Paul Brent, Jan Shield, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, among others.

Save the date and time!!!

October 1st, 2016


Please visit First Saturday for more information and images of previous Art Walks.

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And, too, another question.

Q. How does the gallery select artists to exhibit?

A. Referrals arrive through word of mouth from other artists in the community !  “Those that live for the arts, support the arts.”

To read more about the support in the arts community read the following “doing good works”  back story:

“Hello dear friend:

Seems to me that fall is in the air and I, for one, am delighted. We have, at the Art Loft, a talented and delightful oil painter, Renee Rowe, whom I would like you to meet.

Renee spent 10 years in IT and worked with Fortune 500 companies. She missed her art and so, left the corporate world. She went on to manage high end galleries in Colorado and then started her own gallery. Needing a change, she traveled in Europe and South America, painting all the while. Recently, she relocated to Astoria and is one of our cherished resident artists.

Renee paints impressionistic landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, people, AND abstract/non-objective paintings. I think her work might fit in well in the Fairweather Gallery. I have encouraged her to contact you.”Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

“Thank you. You will be the lead artist for the show and you will be introducing Renee as a new artist for the gallery. Thank you for your referral.  She is a lovely artist. I am very grateful that she chose the Fairweather Gallery to represent her art work.”—Denise


“Thank you so very much, m’dear. I am thrilled that you liked Renee’s paintings. She will be joyful. I am ready for an October 1st Art Walk at your lovely gallery.”Jo Pomeroy Crockett

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