Special Exhibition



“Into the Light” Oil on linen. Artist Victoria Brooks.

 

After a successful career and many national awards as an art director in television and motion pictures, Victoria Brooks pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for 20 years. Through numerous gallery exhibitions and shows, art lovers around the world have come to admire and enjoy the art works of Victoria Brooks. She captures the essence of sun-drenched images typical of summertime at the beach  in a vibrant, impressionistic style.

 

Victoria Brook’s paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in romantic, richly conceived landscapes and seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. Her special talents are particularly evident in her expressive portraits where she reflects the mood and inner nature of her subjects.

Amigos. Original oil on linen. Artist Victoria Brooks.

Victoria  Brooks is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) and the American Impressionist Society (AIS). She also is an Artist Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

July 7 -July 31

OCEAN FOLK, an exhibition, featuring Victoria Brooks, among others.

Victoria Brooks has offered an artist meet and greet at the Fairweather House and Gallery for nearly ten years, in addition, to offering an oil painting demonstration.

 

 

 

 

Artist grace notes:

“This is an article about me and my art in “Steppin’ Out”. The magazine is distributed throughout Northern California – from the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma to Lake Tahoe.” Victoria Brooks

 

 

“My plein air painting workshop at Lake Como, Italy has only a couple of spots left! It is September 19-26, 2018.”  Victoria Brooks

For a complete schedule and details go to http://www.toscanaamericana.com

In addition to being a talented studio artist, Victoria Brooks is an accomplished plein air painter as well. She has won numerous “Best of Show” awards for her studio and plein air works. Victoria loves teaching oil and watercolor painting and is a favorite of art clubs for her informative art demonstrations. She teaches plein air painting workshops in California, Italy, France, Ireland and Greece.

Please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com / …artists/ …Victoria Brooks for more information.

“Sense of Place” Fairweather’s June exhibition opened on June 2 with LIVE music featuring  western songs by guitarist Ron Burghard, luscious treats (featured watercolor art by Bill Baily), sunny weather, hostesses dressed in denim and art loving patrons.

 

 

 

Minutes before the “Sense of Place” opening, finishing touches completed for Fairweather’s front display by Kathy B., director of hospitality. Featured art:  “Dune Grass” plein air painting by Bev Drew Kindley, “Ocean” original oil on board by Melissa Jander, “Beach Finds” watercolor/ mixed media by Rosemary Klein,  raku pottery by Emily Miller, “Waves” original oil on linen by Ron Nicolaides, jewelry by Mary Boitta and calligraphy by Penelope Culberson.

Melissa Jander

“Sense of Place” oil painting artist

 

 

Christine Trexel

“Sense of Place”  paper craft artist

 

Watercolor on yupo artist Carolyn Macpherson

Seaside Painting LIVE ™ demonstration

Barbara Martin

“Sense of Place” mixed media artist


Jan Rimerman

“Sense of Place” mixed media artist

 

 

Before the Fairweather show opening, talented and inventive regional artists arrived to pose together at the opening reception for “Sense of Place”.  Left to right: Barbara Martin, curator Denise Fairweather, Amy Osborne, Carolyn Macpherson, Jan Rimerman, Christine Trexel and Melissa Jander.

 

 

 

 

 

“Sense of Place” through June 30

Fairweather House and Gallery

www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

With appreciation to Art Walk photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

Grace note received from artist Bev Drew Kindley:

“Thanks for choosing some of my paintings for the Sense Of Place show!”   

 

“The Escarpment” by Barbara Martin

Mixed media

Q: What is an escarpment, you ask?

A:  An escarpment  is a long, high area of continuous rock that has one steep side.  The Oregon coast escarpments are  deeply serrated, having been carved up by watercourses over millions of years.

An escarpment image along the Oregon coast.

About the artist:

Barbara Martin grew up on three continents — and has lived in ten states coast to coast. She earned an MBA, is a certified creativity coach and teaches  art classes.

She is a guild member of the Arts Council Lake Oswego, the Green Cab, and Westside Art Share near Portland.

Her work is contemporary in style and leans toward the abstract and sometimes surreal or visionary.

Barbara Martin

Descended from a line of story tellers and herbalists, inspirations come from repressed dreams and the natural world.

Recent recognitions include a juror’s award in the national “Dream” show at ARC Gallery in San Francisco, and publication in numerous journals.

 

 

 

 

In addition, to  the June 2018 Fairweather Gallery’s “Sense of Place” exhibition, Barbara Martin’s juried Oregon shows include “Abstract Catalyst” at Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, the 2017 Portland BIG 500, and “Raining Cats and Dogs” at the Portland’5.

 

 

Grace note received.

“Just got word I’ve been awarded a generous RACC Professional Development grant!!! Super helpful and really exciting looking ahead.” –-Barbara Martin

 

Barbara Martin’s rough draft of her artist speech for the opening reception at Fairweather’s.  Note, even the paper is colorful!

 

 

Barbara Martin did just fine,”  posted Linda Fenton Mendenhall/ Art Walk photographer.

 

And, so,  now, a quote dedicated to Barbara Martin: from a Fairweather art card:

 

Perseverance

If a task is one begun

Never leave it until it is done.

Be it labor big or small,

Do it well or not at all.

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Quote shared from a Fairweather art card.

 

www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Stream Treasure” original watercolor by Jan Rimerman

 

Jan Rimerman grew up around the waters of the Pacific Northwest. The “Sense of Place” that inspires her includes waves of movement in the streams, rivers and tidal edges. The flowing liquid negotiating the stones and the reflections of light fascinate Jan. She observes this evolution of changing forms and captures it with charcoal and paint.

 

“Secrets of the Stream”mixed media art by Jan Rimerman

This watery “Sense of Place” allows each viewer to dive in to go on their own adventure. It gives permission to get immersed into the many layers that whisks one away into a different environment.

 

“Sunlight in the Stream” mixed media art by Jan Rimerman

Everyone connects with their own experiences and “Sense of Place” whether from their childhood, recent memories or perhaps where they would like to be in the future.

“Summer Veil” mixed media art by Jan Rimerman

Rimerman’s unique technique allows the work to present a new perspective each time it’s seen. By slightly altering one’s viewing perspective you may see different symbols, waves and stones appear. As flowing water is constantly changing so do the paintings due to the many layers and applied textures that are revealed in different lights of the day & the season.

 

Jan Rimerman carefully observes the evolution of these changing forms. Placing layers of color, texture, form, light & shadow are all part of the intentional creative process. An under painting of powdered charcoal gelled onto heavy watercolor paper gives the finished painting a hint of visual textural mystery. As many as 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint are applied on the initial powdered charcoal foundation allowing the adventure to begin.

 

 

About the artist:

As an arts educator for 33 years, Jan pioneered the Art After Hours program for high school students & community members.  Jan Rimerman created the art cultural exchange, The “Common Connection” between schools in Poland & Tigard High School.   She is the 2002 Secondary Art Educator of the Year in the State of Oregon.  She has been included in the Who’s Who Teachers Edition for 2004-2010 & in the Who’s Who of American Women 2008 & 2009.

Jan Rimerman was the Open Show Director at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts for 25 years.

 

 

Open Show of the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.

Altruistic projects include the International Land Fill Project,  Kows for Kids, Children First, Audubon, Susan G, Koman Foundation, Turtle Head Start Program at the Oregon Zoo, & painting doors for the Lake Oswego Art Foundation.    Jan is the director of the Rain Spark Gallery, a seasonal pop up, the Visual Arts Director of the Lakewood Center & gives talks to the community of her international adventures entitled:  Through an Artist’s Eyes.  She is a fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund, the Di Ji Orphanage in Lhasa, Tibet & creator of the Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands for The Wetlands Conservancy.   Rimerman is the Art Exhibition Director for Lake Oswego Reads.  This program interprets the book that the entire community reads in a 2-D creative form and presents it in an exhibit.

 

Jan Rimerman

Jan Rimerman’s work is found in ten books, magazines and on greeting cards.  Her work is exhibited in invitational shows in the Pacific Northwest.  It is also found at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, the Coos Art Museum and at the Blackfish Gallery in La Conner, WA.

 

 

 

 

 

Grace note received:

“The BLOG is great!!!  I am thrilled to be included at the “Sense of Place” exhibition at the Fairweather House and Gallery.  I am so pleased that you like the work & excited that you selected all  pieces in the series. My assistant, Megan, and I will be attending the opening!  Seaside will be popping  for almost every room in the land is booked.  Should be a terrific opening at the gallery.”  Jan Rimerman

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

Featuring Jan Rimerman’s  “Sense of Place” original paintings created from powdered charcoal and 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint on watercolor paper.  “Inspired  by the Pacific Northwest natural environments.”

 

 

For more info please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Table display featuring art by Joanna Donaca and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

Art by Lisa Wiser. 

Nature photography by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

 

Art by Theresa O’Leary, necklace by Mary Truhler, pastel by Greta Lindwood, ceramics  by Emily Miller, glass by Rox Heath, wood bowls  by Daniel Harris and Mike Brown.

 

Miniature by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.

Fused glass by Bob Heath and pressed floral by Mike Mason.

 

 

 

Key rings by Luan LaLonde,  encaustic art by Kimberly Kent, pen/ink by Britney Drumheller, photographs by Don Frank and metallic art by Richard Newman.

 

 

 

And, too, bunnies, of course,  amidst the green. 

 

 

FRESH GREENS, an exhibition,  through March.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

 

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

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

2018 Color Trends – Elle Decor
There’s a new minimalist color palette in town, and it doesn’t involve grey.

 

 

“Green is an omnipresent hue around the world, the natural hue of grass and foliage. It has been also widely used in architecture, graphics and design and once you start looking for it, you will start seeing it everywhere.”   –D. Fairweather, gallerist/ Allied Member, A.S.I.D. (1986-2018), American Society of Interior Designers  

A green paint palette

 

Bringing green into your life, in fresh greens or in color, brightens your outlook and sets your mind in a warm, welcoming mood.  More than anything, embracing the color green is about loving nature and growth. ”  –D. Fairweather, gallerist/ OSU  Master  Gardener (2006).

 

 

 

Favorite shades of greens, Kate Brodsky designer/ Elle Decor

  • Benjamin Moore’s Oak Grove: “Everything looks good against it.”
  • Benjamin Moore’s Ponderosa Pine:  “This is the color of everything in my library, on the bookcases and  in the trim. The perfect green to be cocooned in.”
  • Benjamin Moore’s Courtyard Green:  “About as blue as I go.  It is the color of much of the cabinetry in my kitchen.”

 

Many green colors projected for interior design in 2018! The trend is for more natural hues, with new interesting shades of sage, celery and artichoke greens. Love them!

Greenery is the symbol of new beginnings, a refreshing and revitalizing shade of green with a small dose of grey. This fresh and zesty sage-green shade evokes the first days of spring, talks about nature’s greens revive, and it is a call for people to take a deep breath and reinvigorate.

Tricorn Black

 

And, too, Sherwin-Williams’s Tricorn Black.  “A green so dark is it almost black.  It is the color of the Fairweather front door, a feature wall inside the gallery and the bookcases.” –D. Fairweather

 

 

 

FRESH GREENS.

Fairweather exhibition through March.

Grace quote by Penelope Culbertson, calligraphy artist.

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

For over 12 years, Fairweather House and Gallery has offered an opening reception for selected regional artists.  The exhibitions give art patrons the opportunity to listen to an artist talk, to see new original art, to view gorgeous  new displays staged in a specific theme, listen to LIVE music and to watch an artist (or two) painting LIVE.

 

 

 

“Chasing the Light” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …

Save the date and time! Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the local habitat at 6:pm on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.

 

 

Trending in MARCH. 

FRESH GREENS

 

View gorgeous new displays staged just for “Fresh Greens” by Denise Fairweather, gallerist, Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

For more info, go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ …

 

For more info please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

 

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