Special Exhibition


Sacred.  Encaustic (beeswax) on wood panel by Gregory Bell.

 

During the opening reception of SHADOWS, Gregory Bell offered an artist talk about the encaustic works depicting the wildlife found in coastal habitat of the area.

 

 

And, too, during the SHADOWS reception,  the artist was  inspired by FLYNN,   “the handsomest Kestrel around and one of the  WCNC Ambassador Birds!”    I will paint FLYNN next! — Gregory Bell 

 

At the opening reception of  SHADOWS on October 7th there was an  auction  of selected Neal Maine images.  More than $300 was raised in less than five minutes to benefit the  WCNC!!!

 

Wildlife Center of the North Coast (WCNC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Oregon corporation, that specializes in wildlife rehabilitation of resident and migratory birds, mammals and other wild creatures naturally occurring in Oregon.

WCNC provides primary services to communities along 167 miles of coastline in Oregon and southwest Washington offering humane care and professional medical treatment to sick, injured, orphaned and displaced native wildlife with the goal of releasing healthy wild animals back into their appropriate habitat; offers quality conservation + environmental education programs concerning local wildlife, their ecosystems, and the human impact on these systems and individuals.

 

 

 

 

Tamara Johnson, Glitter House creator

Creating art makes me happy. I am inspired by my surroundings and experiences and my hands are the vehicle to bring my thoughts to life in a fresh way.

I have a ‘dive in and read directions later’ type of approach which helps me to design without pre-conceived limitations.

This limited collection of ‘glitter houses’ is a unique representation of my favorite holiday, Halloween.

Through the careful use of mixed media assemblage, each  styled house is a unique reflection of my vision and desire to experiment with a variety of techniques and one-of-a-kind materials.

My greatest wish is for you to experience the joy of Halloween as I have in creating this collection for you. –Tamara

 

 

Boo Glitter Houses by Tamara Johnson.

 

All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, is a Christian festival celebrated in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. In Western Christianity, it is celebrated on 1 November by the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church, and other Protestant churches.

Christian celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day stems from a belief that there is a powerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the “Church triumphant”), and the living (the “Church militant”). In theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. It is a national holiday in many countries. 

It is important to remember that, despite all the imagery, Día De Los Muertos is about celebrating life, not mourning death. It is a joyous holiday, one that winks at death instead of crying over it.

 

“I love each house I make more than the last and it will be hard to part with them but I am excited to have this experience. I have created  a collection of six individually designed houses which are hand embellished with mixed media such as paper, ribbon, beads, glitter, paint, wood, metal, vintage and re-purposed objects. Each house is 9” wide, 7.5” deep and 12” high and depicts the eclectic styles I created such as Vintage Fun, All Hallow’s Eve, Which Witch, Steampunk & Dia de los Muertos. Each house has a removeable roof that allows one to view the interior decoration.  Not house one will ever be duplicated, I have signed and dated each one, as well.”  –Tamara

 

Q: Just what is in the mixed media Glitter houses by Tamara Johnson, you ask?

 

A:  On the tags that read custom made with love and hand embellished, each house has a separate recipe list prepared by the artist;  each mixed media glitter house ha some of the following or, indeed,  all of the following favorite things:

*assorted bling-bling

*beads, buttons and charms

*glass contianer

*glitter glass glitter

*hardware

*jewelry findings

*copper/metal/wire

*paint/ink

*paper tissue

*re-purposed or recycled object

*ribbon/trim/tulle

*vintage ephemera

*washi tape

*wood

*thread

*glass tile

*leather

*baker’s twine

*wheels and hinges

*Dresden figurine

*other…

 

 

 

SHADOWS, an October exhibition,  at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

Featuring glitter house artist Tamara Johnson.

Introducing artist Janet Hickox.

Welcoming artist Lisa Wiser.

 “SHADOWS,  expressed through a variety of works; bold and expressive, muted and gentle, solid and soft edges, and layers of dark and light.” —  Diane Copenhaver

In addition, SHADOWS l featured new artwork by Fairweather resident artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Whelpsy Whelp, Karen E. Lewis, Marga Stanley, Lisa Wiser and  Neal Maine.

 

 

Lisa Wiser is a visual artist living and working in Oregon. She draws inspiration from the scenic northwest, travel adventures and reading novels to create watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media paintings. Also an avid photographer, she chronicles her visual inspirations as she records obscure landscapes, architectural details, and other intriguing painting subjects.

 

Pursuits in life drawing and plein air painting confirms that she prefers a direct association with her subjects while working from life both outdoors or in the studio.

 

 

“The foundation of my work is a keen interest in the concept of structure in both the natural and built environment. My primary interest is capturing landscape scenes that visually articulate my emotional response upon approaching the scene.”–Lisa Wiser

 

Shadows of Butte by Lisa Wiser

 

Her representational work is characterized by vivid color, great depth of space and attention to detail.

Lisa earned a BS Degree in Art Education from the University of Oregon and has completed graduate coursework in graphic design, art education and painting. Lisa has been invited to serve in both curatorial and juror positions for various arts organizations in the area. She has taught art from pre-school through college and adult level courses and has recently retired as a substitute art teacher for her local school district to devote more time to her painting.

Aside from painting Lisa enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, skiing, and family time with her three adult children and husband, travel and fixing things. Her favorite getaways are the forests and deserts of Central Oregon and her family’s rustic retreat on Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho.

Save the date and time.

October 7th, 5-7pm

Opening reception for SHADOWS, an exhibition, Fairweather House and Gallery.

Welcoming artist Lisa Wiser.

Introducing glitter house artist Tamara Johnson and Janet Hickox.

 “SHADOWS,  expressed through a variety of works; bold and expressive, muted and gentle, solid and soft edges, and layers of dark and light.” –Diane Copenhaver

SHADOWS will feature new artwork by Fairweather resident artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Whelpsy Whelp, Marga Stanley and  Neal Maine.

Featured artists will be in attendance and will offer an artist talk about their works of art.

 

Special guest, FLYNN, an American Kestrel, from the Wildlife Center of the North Coast. 

Take a note!

SHADOWS,  the opening reception, will be a benefit for the WCNC.

Wildlife Center of the North Coast (WCNC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Oregon corporation, that specializes in wildlife rehabilitation of resident and migratory birds, mammals and other wild creatures.

 WCNC relys on the generosity of individuals and community groups for annual funding through donations, as well as grants from foundations, both local and from around the country.

 

 

More information to follow.

 

Tuned just for Shirley 88 to A-440 concert pitch.

 

Q:  What is concert pitch?

A:  Concert Pitch is usually referred to as A-440. The A is the A above middle C, and the 440 is a measure of frequency of vibration. Put it together and the A above middle C in a concert pitched piano will vibrate exactly 440 times per second. All other notes are mathematically derived from this reference pitch. When all strings are tuned to their predetermined frequency the whole piano is “at concert pitch”.

The American Standards Association recommended that the A above middle C be tuned to 440 Hz. This standard was taken up by the International Organization for Standardization in 1955 and has served as the audio frequency reference for the calibration of acoustic equipment and the tuning of pianos, violins, and other musical instruments.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!

October 7th, 5-7pm. 

Next LIVE performance. 

Shirley 88 at Fairweather’s.

Art Walk hostesses at the opening reception of COLOR IT FALL on September 2nd.  Left to right: Kemy Kay, Joanie, Denise and Linda.

 

Fun fact:  Linda serves as the official Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer.

 

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more information.

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Prize winning Northwest artist Mike Mason

Carefully dried, pressed and placed botanicals.  Floral impressionism is created with nature’s color and form as brushstrokes. Mike Mason has been using the flora and organic palette for over 9 years. His body of work which contains over 150 pieces consist of: landscape studies animal images and abstracts. Art is created using all botanical material and made into various fine art collectables.  Mike is using his art to support natural habitat conservation.

 

 

Above: Blue Sun by Mike Mason.

Inspired by the graphic design of the Zia symbol which is a sacred cross, sacred sun symbol. Image consists of rhododendron, rose, carnation, Protea, love in the mist, hydrangea and dill.

 

 

 

Above: Star of Bahai by Mike Mason

Symbol of faith. Nine point star. Peaceful Religion. Image consists of  hydrangea, queen anne’s lace, tulips, rose, rhododendron, peony and foliage.

 

Above: Red Shift  by Mike Mason

Reference to the “Big Bang Theory,” Suggesting a point of origin, a catalyst for the expansion of the known of the universe, and beyond. Image consists of, but not limited to: Iris, squash blossom, fuchsia, rose, gerbera daisy and peony.

 

 

 

 

Artist Hope:  Natural color and form used as brushstrokes is the next step in the journey of understanding. Timeless tales of truth resound in each petal, leaf and root. The impressions of ideas expressed in botanical source material magnify when shared with each other.”–Mike Mason

 

About Mike Mason
Evergreen State College Olympia, WA 1973-1974
Portland State University Portland, OR 1975
San Francisco Art Institute BA Fine Arts San Francisco, CA 1978
BA Arts Administration 1983

2017 Juried Shows:
Beaver Tales Oregon Wetlands Conservancy Art Sale and Exhibit:
OSU LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Gallery, Corvallis, OR 1/2017
Lake Oswego Arts Association, Lake Oswego, OR 2/2017
Fairweather Gallery, Seaside, OR 5/2017
North County Recreation Facility, Nehalem, OR 8/2017
Oregon Zoo Portland, OR 10/2017
Beaverton City Hall, Beaverton, OR 11/2017Portland Open Studios 2015 & 2017
Washington County Open Studios 2016 & 2017
Fairweather Gallery Color Exhibit Seaside, OR 9/2017
The OSU 150 Space Grant Art Exhibit Corvallis, OR 8/2017
Art Splash Tualatin, OR 7 2015-2017*Award
Art Over Macleay Park, Portland, OR 2014-2017

2017 Community Display
Garibaldi Maritime Museum Garibaldi, OR 2013-2017
OSU LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Gallery Fish and Fish Habitat Exhibit Corvallis, OR 2017
The Gaufre Gourmet (Gigi’s Cafe) Portland, OR 2017
Insomnia Coffee House Hillsboro, OR 2017
503 Salon Portland, OR 2011-2017

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Through September

 

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

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

Color is the dominant element in art.

 

Featuring prize-winning artist Mike Mason, who uses carefully dried, pressed and placed botanicals to create art to support natural habitats conservation. 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

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