Rinee Merritt


 

 

 

 

Mercury glass lamps with silk shades, convex carved star mirror, vintage (circa 1906) atlas book, recycled wood console table and cast plaster decorative picture frame.

 

 

Close up detail of vintage atlas, opened to the North Pole.

 

Fairweather’s grand piano dressed for the winter.   Hand forged  bronze candelabra, fused glass bowl by Mike Fox, handmade paper box by Christine Trexel, sea glass and silver earrings by Mary Boitta, suede and chenille throw, silk and linen decorative throw pillow, chiseled glass and seeded glass vases and hand-made pottery by Suzy Holland.

Oil pastels in gold frames by Joanne Donaca, dichroic glass platter by Mike Fox, oil on canvas, by Blue Bond, cashmere plaid throw, aubergine silk tufted pillows with down insert, chenille and silk leopard print decorative pillows,  mouth blown amethyst plate by Rinee Merritt,  lazer cut wood snow flakes, handmade birch branch pedestals, handmade twig runner and hand-thrown pottery by Suzy Holland.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

Our winter hours

Mon, Thu, Fri and Sat 11-5

Sunday 11-3

Please note!

Closed Tues and Wed until spring

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

 

A premier source for stylish, chic, one-of-kind livable furnishings and original art.

Featuring the most extraordinary accessories in glass, wood, stone, bronze and sculpture.

Representing a collection of fine art by an exceptional group of regional artists from traditional to transitional, contemporary to realism, and impressionism to emerging art.

 

 

www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com


 Abstract watercolors by Donna Sanson, Oregon  myrtlewood cribbage board, segmented vase and nautilus sculptures by Mike Brown.

Crafted by NW hands.

Folded book art by Mary Boitta, en caustic art (aptly titled “Remembering Autumn”) by Peg Wells, origami by Peggy Evans, leather work by Luans Leathers, en caustic crows by Kathryn Delany and hand painted tiles by Sandy Applegate.

Abstracts by Diane Copenhaver and glass art by Bob Heath.

 


Handmade curly willow, mouth blown glass,  hand-made book and box by Christine Trexel.

Coral glass by Rinee Merritt, glass platters by Sandy and Bob Lecari and plein air oil by Lisa Wiser.

 

En caustic  art, ocean debris baskets, sea urchin bowls, moon platter by Emily Miller, mixed media stone art by Peggy Stein, abstract drip by Kimberly Reed and oil paintings by Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

 


Abstract miniatures by Tanya Gardner.

 

Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, watercolor by Bill Baily and pottery by Suzy Holland.

 

Abstract oil by Carmela Newstead.

 

 

Abstracts by Zifen Qian, maple bowls by Daniel Harris, watercolor by Paul Brent, landscape by Bill Baily and seascape  by Victoria Brooks.

 

 

For Shape and Color.

Art masks by Jorjett Strumme.

Paintings with pressed flowers on metal by Mike Mason. Anny Sears, model, with pressed foliages by Mike Mason.

 

 

Pastel landscape by Carmela Newstead, vintage jewelry necklace by Reneé Hafeman and en caustic blue abstract by Kimberly Kent.

Sunset oil paintings  by Nicholas Oberling, photograph by Neal Maine, pastels by Lynda Campbell and seascapes by Ron Nicolaides.

 

Mixed media diptych by Gary Pearlman, raw edged walnut bowl by Mike Brown and paper box sculpture by Christine Trexel.

Miniature oils by Barbara Rosbe Felisky.

 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“Color and Shape” exhibition through September 30th.

The show covers every aspect of art, textures, materials and finishes, highlighting the quintessentially colorful fall season.

Grace note to the artists…

 

“Shape and Color, Fairweather’s September exhibition, would not be such a success without the beautiful work created by NW hands.  The selected artists provided new work to highlight the annual fall show.  We thank them all for the extraordinary opportunity to tell a seasonal story with their art.  Truly, the artists offered new exceptional work, and by doing so, they encourage those of us in the arts, to do more.”  Fairweather Gallery

Abstract series of three by Jan Rimmerman, seascape oil by Karen E. Lewis and pottery by Suzy Holland.  Shape and Color gallery hostesses Katie, Kemy Kay, Joan, Bonnie and Denise.

 

And, too, a grace note received from a gallery hostess to share.

“Thank you for the beautiful crystal I picked out for a gift.  Most, of all, thanks for bringing the utmost beauty to many, many people.  Most of all, thanks for inviting me to work in your stunning establishment.  It delights my eyes every time I come in.  Your artists are beyond comparison.” Kemy Kay

A grace note received from an artist.

 

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself  what makes you come alive and then do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” –Howard Thurman, educator and theologian.
“Thank you for your encouragement and support in showing and growing my art.  You have created such a wonderful group of artists, and display our work in beautiful ways.  I am extremely grateful for your friendship and aliveness in out shared vision.”  Gayle H. Seely

For more about the gallery, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com.

“Sea Star” by Paul Brent. Original oil on linen.

Table top display features one-of-a-kind accessories: mouth blown glass, driftwood garland, vintage glass and handmade glass spheres.

 

Table displays feature the art  and artists that, truly, offer endless inspirations for idyllic times at the beach.

More than 200 artists from across the Pacific Northwest are featured in the Faiweather House and Gallery, a business that has been an anchor for Seaside’s growing arts scene for more than 12 years. A variety of mediums include original paintings, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry.

New pieces and artists are added each month, making the Fairweather House and Gallery a must-visit destination in Seaside, Oregon for art connoisseurs.

 

Art by Jan Shield,  glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari,  coral platter by Rinee Merritt, handmade box by Christine Trexel and origami garland by Peggy Evans.
Fairweather House and Gallery is a place to see finished creations of bowls, platters and sculpture, as well as contemporary paintings.

Jewelry by Cher Flick, Mary Hurst and Alan Stockam.  Myrtle wood by Fred and Janice Lukens.  Ocean scape painting by Ron Nicolaides. Gull portrait by Leah Brown.  Nantucket basket by Carol Bolster.  Sea anemone study by Jon Anni. Sail boat water colors by Paul Brent.

 

With appreciation to Linda Fenton-Mendenhall,  photographer.

 

To learn more about the gallery, please go to www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

South Santiam Hall Gallery/ Linn-Benton Community College
Sea, Earth, & Heavens:
Artistic visions in metal, fiber and glass with artwork by Rinee Merritt, Dan Mckenzie, and Wadell Snyder

Contemplate the textures of fabric kelp and jellyfish that tie the themes of Sea, Earth, and Heaven together throughout the exhibition. Experience the energy and beauty in the form of fiber work, glass sculpture, and metal works. Get lost in a display of color, shape, and light as glass corals and salmon shimmer in the space. View the contrast of metal mediums with organic subject matter as each piece leads you around the gallery.

LBCC South Santiam Hall Gallery is open to the public 8 a.m-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, while the exhibition is on display until May 5.

 

A review received from Rinee Merrit, Sea, Earth and Heavens artist, and, too, a Fairweather Gallery artist.

 

 

It is a bucket list item crossed off. We put up the installation. I learned a lot about what I would do again.

It was also interesting having it in a school setting where it was about the art installation. The curators did not post prices. The moments are captured in a video! It was all worthwhile for me. I enjoyed visiting during the opening reception with an estimated 50-60 people in attendance. What was nice was when the curators dimmed the lights and all of the lights behind the planets and seaweed glowed. It was magical and made me realize that I had accomplished a vision. We left the planet for just a little bit to go underwater and off to space. I could hear people say “ooooh” which was how I felt.

 here is a link to the video.”   –Rinee

https://youtu.be/8r14-3PtWP4

 

From the Fairweather Gallery  archives: COLLECTIVE ENERGY, table and wall display featuring glass by Rinee Merritt and art by Kimberly Reed.

 

And, too, Kimberly Reed arrives once again to exhibit in  the Fairweather Gallery in May, 2018!

She has been traveling the world with her art. More news and images about  Kimberly Reed soon. 

 

 

 

 

New mini-micro, mailable glass work by Rinee Merritt.

“A continued investigation into horticulture and science engages my conversations in kilnformed glass. I frequently include the language of graphic design to focus my communication and messaging. Using glass silkscreening, glass kiln forming and glass casting, I use the light and color to direct my studies in texture, shape, and species.” –Rinee Merritt

Rinee’s glasswork has been included in numerous shows. Her work can found at the Fairweather Gallery in Seaside.

 

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-sconce

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.