Victoria Brooks


As 2016 ends, we take a moment to reflect on the past. 

We  look forward to the future.

We honor those who have demonstrated the transformative power of art.

Top ten 2016  Fairweather Seaside First Saturday Art Walk moments.

Enjoy!  Thank you!!!

 

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“Ultimately, the success of an image being selected a top ten moment is finding a personalized, very local, one-on-one connection that brings back a Faiweather House and Gallery feeling. It’s all about building that great experience, which leads to a place that is loved, which leads to building a great community.”–Denise Fairweather, gallerist.

For more information about the artists and images please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com and
http://www.facebook.com/lindafentonmendenhallphotography

Upcoming 2017 Fairweather House and Gallery Seaside First Saturday Art Walk dates.

Feb 4th

Mar 4th

Apr 1st

May 6th

Jun 3rd

Jul 1st

Aug 5th

Sep 2nd

Oct 7th

Nov 4th

Dec 2nd

Residents and visitors alike enjoy an evening of community and culture as various art venues within walking distance of each other host art exhibits and refreshments, between 5-7 p.m. with the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

The art walk, celebrating 13 years in 2017, is in the historic Gilbert District. The Gilbert District, established in 1914, celebrated 100 years of rich history and timeless tradition in 2014. Awarded the 2004 Oregon Main Street Downtown Gateway Award, the area is now home to shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Dedicated parking is located one block West off the Pacific Coast Highway 101, on the corner of Holladay and Broadway.

Motto: “Those that live for the arts, support the arts.” All rights reserved.

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

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Take note: Paul Brent arrives to paint LIVE ™ during all summer Seaside First Saturday Art Walks at Fairweather’s.

“It’s hard to imagine that you think about something you’d like to happen, artists painting LIVE for visitors, and it happens beautifully. We are so very fortunate and grateful for artists and patrons.”–Denise Fairweather.

On July 2nd, for the opening reception of THE POWER OF TWO during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, two Fairweather resident artists, Paul Brent and Victoria Brooks, introduced the 2016 summer season with a Seaside Painting LIVE ™, our 8th summer edition!

“Thanks again for the wonderful reception and all your work putting on such a grand show! Such a lovely crew you have, as well.” –Victoria Brooks

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Power of Two, an exhibition that includes regional artists who have produced a body of work that reads like an oasis of calm, a subtle backdrop during the time of high season in vacation land. Perhaps, the show title sounds a bit like a recipe for chaos given the summer busy activities and adventures, yet, when teamed with the artists selected and combined with the work they have created, the gallery truly adds a dimension of serenity that is sensed as much as seen. Power of Two through July 31st.

And so, it was for the eighth consecutive year watercolorist Paul Brent, as well as oil painter Victoria Brooks painted LIVE at Fairweather’s!!

Each artist offered visitors an art demonstration, artist lecture and, too, a signed work of art as a raffle gift during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on July 2nd!

Indeed meeting an artist in person and listening to an artist talk is half the fun of attending an Art Walk!” –Denise Fairweather, gallery owner.

Grace note received:
“Fantastic article! You have such a gift with words and putting everything together so eloquently! Thank you so much!” Victoria

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Paul Brent and Victoria Brooks for more information.

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk for more information.

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The Looking Glass. Original oil on linen by Victoria Brooks.

Meet the artist.  See new work.

Save the date and time.

July 2nd, 5- 7pm. Opening reception for POWER OF TWO, an exhibition that runs through July 31st at Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

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Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Opening reception for Power of Two, an exhibition that includes regional artists who have managed to produce a body of work that reads like an oasis of calm, a subtle backdrop during the busy time of high season in vacation land. Perhaps, the show title sounds like a recipe for chaos given the many summer activities and adventures, however, when teamed with the artists selected, combined with the work they have created, indeed, the gallery truly adds a dimension of serenity that will be sensed as much as seen.

“Without giving too much away, the artists arriving are water colorist Paul Brent, oil painter Victoria Brooks, wood turner Daniel Harris, textile artist Cherry Jones Harris, jeweler Cindy Bricca, textile artist Linda Ballard, wood worker Mike Brown, whimsical artist Marga Stanley; each artist has a connection to the number two,” says Denise Fairweather, gallerist, “because meeting an artist in person and listening to an artist talk is half the fun of attending an Art Walk!”

Seaside nature photographer Neal Maine introduces his latest natural history journal of images and will speak at 6: pm.

Two Painting Seaside LIVE episodes, indeed, two painting demonstrations, will be offered by Paul Brent and Victoria Brooks!!!

TWO artists  on July 2nd Painting Seaside LIVE = Power of Two. First takeaway clue!!

Adult beverages, light refreshments and door prizes offered by the featured artists will be provided.

 

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Fairweather House and Gallery is located at 612 Broadway, Seaside, Oregon and since 2006 has represented more than 100 nationally known regional artists, as well as mentored emerging local artists.

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

Original calligraphy on marbled paper Through June at Fairweather: Works on Paper, an exhibition, including established and emerging artists who have created unique works using paper as their primary medium.

New work from Patricia Clark-Finley with works on graphite and sennelier ink on yupo; Penelope Culbertson with works in calligraphy on antique paper; and Christine Trexel, who plants, harvests the materials and creates paper art.

 

Also introducing new works on paper by Gary Pearlman, who embeds individually cut patterns of handmade paper integrating the works into original art and Denise McFadden, who works on dampened paper and mixes color directly onto her watercolor painting then weaves two paintings to create one.

In addition exhibiting original works on paper are artists:

  • Original watercolors by Paul Brent
  • Art by Victoria Brooks
  • Collagraphs by Nick Brakel
  • Art by Kathryn Delany
  • Collage and yupo art by Dr. Jo Pomeroy-Crockett
  • Pen and Ink art by Britney Drumheller
  • Contemporary art by Agnes Field
  • Ocean photography by Don Frank
  • Pastels by Joanne Donaca, Bev Drew Kindley, Gretha Lindwood and Lori Wallace-Lloyd
  • Teeny tiny art  by toothpick artist  Marga Stanley
  • Nature photography by Neal Maine
  • Landscape photography by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall
  • Collage art by Sherrie Stahl
  • Rice paper abstracts by Zifen Qian

 


And, too, Seaside nature photographer Neal Maine exhibits his latest natural history journal of images, habitat images found within steps from downtown, “along the coastal edge, in our own backyards.”

Neal Maine with his natural history journal of images.

Fairweather House and Gallery is located at 612 Broadway in Seaside, Oregon. Since 2006 the gallery has represented more than 100 nationally known artists with ties to the North coast, as well as mentored emerging regional artists.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists for more information.

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Today on a beautiful sunny afternoon artist Victoria Brooks visited Fairweather’s!

In the front window is an original oil titled “Going Home” by the artist.

“Victoria Brooks exhibits a dazzling collection of oil paintings and giclee reproductions from her 30 years of painting coastal scenes. She captures the essence of sun-drenched images in a vibrant, impressionistic style. In her expressive portraits and figures Victoria reflects the mood and inner nature of her subjects.”

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Amazing visit.
Victoria arrived bearing a pot of daffodils as a gift.
So, too, we were delighted to stage “Jacqueline’s Dream”  by Victoria Brooks for a photo-op!!!
Fun Fact: Jacqueline was Victoria’s sister.

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Featured painting above “Jacqueline’s Dream” is Multnomah Falls” original oil by Victoria Brooks.

Fun Fact: Multnomah Falls, at 620 feet, is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, the first being Yosemite Falls in California. Multnomah Falls is one of many falls in the Columbia River Gorge which can be seen from the Historic Columbia River Highway.

 

Much, much more about Victoria Brooks.

Second Saturday Opening Reception

March 12, 2016  6 – 9 pm

The Union Hall Gallery

2126 K Street, Sacramento, CA 

 

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June 24-26, 2016: PLEIN AIR & MORE

Victoria is one of the featured artists to paint the charming beach town of Cannon Beach, OR. Hosted by Sharon Amber Gallery. Reception and group show will be at the Chamber Hall. Go to: cbgallerygroup.com for more info.

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In the historic Gilbert District.


Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
July 2, 2016
Fairweather House and Gallery
Victoria is one of the featured artists at Fairweather House and Gallery.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com for more information or go to: facebook/seasidefirstsaturdayartwalk.

More good news: Victoria Brooks will offer a painting workshop in Seaside as an event for Painting Seaside LIVE ™ in the summer of 2016. Stay tuned for more information.

Please visit fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Victoria Brooks to read more about the artist.

 

“An artist’s work should always be evolving – mine included. During the last few years I have had the desire for a more direct approach to capturing my subject matter, so I decided to take to the open landscape to paint the setting in its natural light.

The experiences of “chasing the light” has opened a new door in my creative process. I now, truly believe that I have to work from life, outdoors, in order to capture the true quality of the moment. The process of painting in the field is not merely visual. It is one which utilizes all of my senses. I feel the plein air experience enhances the creative process of my studio paintings by keeping them fresh and vibrant. I am also committed to working from life in my studio. When the weather in inclement, I may be posing models or setting-up still lifes scenes to paint, whether it is oils or watercolors.

As a professional artist, I continually look for challenges for myself in order to grow artistically and spiritually. That’s the beauty of it: I will never be finished growing as an artist. To capture and share the beauty I see with the viewer, is indeed a great reward.”– Victoria Brooks

June 2015 issue SWA magazine

I’m happy to report that the June, 2015 issue of Southwest Art magazine has a pastel portfolio and some of my work is featured. AND I made sure to let them know that Fairweather House & Gallery is a location to find my work.” Gretha Lindwood

Style Magazine Interview, 05 2015 copy

A local magazine called: Style, did an article on me for their May edition. It is attached. See you soon!–Victoria Brooks

Cape Meares lighthouse.

Cape Meares lighthouse.


“True Story, the movie produced by Brad Pitt, placed Carol’s lighthouse art in one of the scenes (the study).  The movie premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Utah and was  released theatrically on April 17, 2015 in the United States.”  –Carol and Ed Thompson

And, so it goes forward. “Those that live for the arts, support the arts.”

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Voted #1 of top ten 2014 Faiweather moments!

BELONGING, August 2014.

Photographer Neal Maine, artist Victoria Brooks, River Inn at Seaside manager Masud Khan, Denise Fairweather, artist Penelope Culbertson and artist Paul Brent.

The launching of a first-ever-all-local art installation happened at Seaside’s newest built hotel, The River Inn.

BELONGING provided ample opportunity for the artists, who found inspiration for their art throughout the stunning Necancium River estuary and the Pacific Ocean, to meet and greet hotel guests and art patrons.

We raise a toast to Seaside Hospitality! Masud Khan and his sister hotels, The River Inn, Inn at Seaside and City Center Motel. Masud and his people are definitely creating a legacy of commitment in making a difference, in Neal Maine’s words “along the coastal edge.”

Fun Fact:
Proceeds from the art installation was forwarded to NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

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