Rinee Merritt


COLLECTIVE ENERGY, indeed, played out as an exhibition that brought art of all mediums together.

Original art by regional artists at Fairweather’s: Paul Brent, Richard Newman, Billie Johnstone, Bobby McWhirter, Kimberly Reed, Rosemary Klein, Rinee Merritt and Seaside/Gearhart naturalist Neal Maine.


Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com for more information or go to http://www.facebook.com SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk.

And, too, a grace note received from Kimberly Reed.

“Thank you (and your lovely photographer) for the wonderful photos! As always, a lovely event. I really LOVED the display of Deep Blue Sea, Storms a Comin’ and Deep Blue Sea all together. The store/gallery looked GREAT! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and also to Kathy and Joan (and the rest of the wonderful people who help out in so many different ways)!” –Kimberly Reed:-)


Octopus lamp by artist Rinee Merritt.

Summertime artistry to satisfy our yearnings for the handmade.
New work brings life, and emotion, to our spaces.

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Artist’s statement: “A continued investigation into horticulture and science engages my conversations in kiln formed glass. I frequently include the language of graphic design to focus my communication and messaging. Using glass silk-screening, glass kiln forming and glass casting, I use the light and color to direct my studies in texture, shape, and species. My previous life as a horticulturist and my current work as a graphic designer feed my art investigations, the art feeds my graphic design. This is my circle of life, there is always artistic inspiration to find in our world.” –Rinee Merritt

Please visit http://rineemerritt.weebly.com for more information about the artist.