Victoria Brooks


Fairweather’s MAKING WAVES July 2019 exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean.

 

Oil paintings by Paul Brent, encaustic art, sea turtles, beach rope baskets and urchin bowls by Emily Miller, watercolor/ calligraphy by Diane Copenhaver,  handmade mouth blown glass, sea glass jewelry by Mary Bottita and Barbara Walker.

 

Landscape oil on canvas by Karen E. Lewis, seascapes by Carol Thompson, fresco art by Agnes Field and mouth blown art glass.

 

Look closely to note the mouth blown floating glass bubbles. Just perfect for the MAKING WAVES art display and, yes, they are  available for purchase.

Seascapes by Ron Nicolaides.

Oil seascapes by Victoria Brooks, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, hand made art glass vessels and vases.

Art for the MAKING WAVES exhibition, largely significant pieces, include new original work and new art glass selected specifically for the July month-long show.

 

 

Abstract wave art by Leah Kohlenberg, hand made glass by Bob Heath, hand made box by Christine Trexel, beaded box by Gayle H. Seely and art cards by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

Seascape oil paintings by Phil Juttelstad,  watercolor by Bill Baily, landscapes by Lee Munsell, fine art photography by Dr. Dale J. Veith and Russell J. Young,  fused glass by Mike Fox, wood boxes by Ray Noregaard, wood bowl by Tom Willing and seascape watercolors by Mary Burgess.

 

Art by Sharon Abbott-Furze, stemware by Rox Heath and art glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari.

 

 

Mixed media by Sandy Visse,  seascape by Karen E. Lewis,  art glass by Bob Heath and hand forged candle sticks.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Staging by D. Fairweather, gallerist/ allied member A.S.I. D., American Society of Interior Designers.

 

 

Read more about MAKING WAVES at:

Thank you Coast Weekend and reporter Katherine Lacaze for supporting the arts.

https://www.discoverourcoast.com/…/article_7a1c4f88-a704-11…

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Featuring changing month-long exhibitions  by selected and significant Northwest artists, craftsmen and artisans.The gallery specializes in original oils, watercolors, mixed media works of art, as well as contemporary bronze, mouth blown glass work, abstracts, and one-of-a-kind accessories.

MAKING WAVES on exhibit through July 30.

The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact of the sea and waves.

Featuring  artists: Blue Bond, Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Karen Doyle, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman,  Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith.

Introducing artists Sharon Abbott-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

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

 

 

Saturday August 3, 5-7:pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

Opening reception for OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest  Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.   Curated exhibition. Resident artists. Paul Brent, Renee Hafeman, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Martha Lee, Gretha Lindwood, Susan Romersa  and Dale J. Veith.

Welcoming new artists Christine Downs and Elina Zebergs.

Introducing new artist Vicky Combs.

Naturalist Neal Maine will speak on the local habitat at 6: pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE event by Paul Brent.

 LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

 

 

 

Art Walk hostesses open MAKING WAVES with a group wave. Kathy, Kate, Saundra, Denise, Joan and Kay.

 

Artists Paul Brent, Leah Kohlenberg and Sharon Abbott-Furze meet and greet each other during the MAKING WAVES opening reception.

 

 

Artist Jan Rimerman meets artist Phil Juttelstad.

Artist Victoria Brooks greets an art patron during the MAKING WAVES Meet and Greet event on July 6th.

 

Wildlife photographer Neal Maine answers a habitat question during the July  6th Meet and Greet event at Fairweather’s.

 

Question: What is a Meet and Greet event, you ask?

Answer: This event is an opportunity for featured artists to meet interested patrons, other artists, network, and engage with the community. Each Seaside First Saturday Art Walk  event at Fairweather’s  includes a short talk  with information on a variety of topics suggested by artists.

Who doesn’t dream of meeting their favorite artist? You may think that it’s impossible to do so, but in Seaside, it’s easier than you think.

Next MEET and GREET will be August 3, 5-7pm. Free and open to the public.

 

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

 

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Apr 19, 2019 – Seaside is well-known for its scenic coastline, color-drenched sunsets and abundant natural beauty, but this coastal town has an artsy side, too.


“Bring in on” original oil on linen by Victoria Brooks

 

“The Challenge” 20 x 24 oil on linen by Victoria Brooks

 

 

“Luminosity”  18 x 24 oil on linen by Victoria Brooks


“Her Pinkness”  19 x 24 oil on linen by Victoria Brooks

 

Victoria Brooks

About the artist:

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 summertime-at-the-beach images in a vibrant, impressionistic style.

Victoria’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.

After a successful career and many national awards as an art director in television and motion pictures, she pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for 20 years.

In addition to being a talented studio artist, she 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.

Victoria 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.

Please visit the artist’s tab/ Victoria Brooks at http://www.fairweatherhosueandgallery.com

 

 

Victoria Brooks offered a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ event during the opening reception of MAKING WAVES on July 6.

 

 

Victoria Brooks lectured about her MAKING WAVES art during the July MEET and GREET event for Fairweather’s Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

Victoria Brooks received a 10 year anniversary celebration cake for exhibiting at Fairweather’s on July 6. In addition, hostess Joan Smith, artist Paul Brent and photographer Neal Maine celebrated 10 years with Fairweather’s.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

July 6- July 30

MAKING WAVES

Fairweather’s  July exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean.

Art for the exhibition, largely significant pieces include new original work, created entirely by North coast artists.

Featuring selected artists: Blue Bond, Nick Brakel, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman, Lisa Sofia Robinson, Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith.

Introducing artists Sharon Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact of the sea and waves.

2019 is the tenth year that  Victoria Brooks has exhibited during the summer months at Fairweather’s.

Victoira Brooks has painted LIVE during several Fairweather events.

Enjoy the slide show of ten, 10 , TEN!!! years with Victoria in Seaside.

 

 

 

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Q: Where in the world, recently, was Victoria Brooks, you ask?

A:  “We just returned from our first trip to Africa. It was a photo safari, led by the same instructor we went to Patagonia with a couple of years ago. First we went to the Serengeti, in Tanzania  and then to hike to the gorillas in Uganda.  We saw over 90 lions, almost every imaginable animal native to the area. We stopped at a Maasi Village for a performance and cultural exchange. I hope to paint some of these beautiful people as well as the animals in their environment.”  Victoria Brooks

“I love reading your blogs, looks like the Gallery is the most happening place on earth! I’m very excited about my show with you in July. I’m attaching images of the work I will be bringing. I’m also working on a series of small wave paintings. I will send photos of the waves when I get them. Thanks so much. See you soon.”  Victoria Brooks

 

 


 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.

“le Petit Garcon” by Barbara Martin.  Art chosen for Fairweather’s Shape and Color exhibition  selected as poster child for a show that opens on Sept. 7 in Chico, California!

AWARDED BEST IN SHOW!

 

 

 

 

 

“Super Elf”  by Barbara Martin’s SuperPly series, some of which are on display and available for sale at Fairweather’s during September for the Shape and Color exhibition.

Notes from Barbara Martin

 

“One of my SuperPly series won the Juror’s Award at the show in San Francisco’s Arc Gallery in June.

Another of my SuperPly series won a Blue Ribbon Award at the huge open show in Lake Oswego’s Festival of the Arts in June.” —Barbara Martin

 

Magnolia Pod by Edlee Quensell for Shape and Color through September. 

“As a young child from Yakima, my creativity started with playing a variety of wood musical instruments. Then, as a young man, I progressed to designing and handcrafting jewelry and leather products that were displayed at  galleries throughout seven western states. Wood turning, wall art, and sculpture has been my focus. Current techniques include texturing, coloring, and pyrography. As for subjects, I have been focusing on NW landscape, western motif, marine and wild life.” Edlee  Quensell

Note from Edlee Quensell…

“Received Honorable mention Award for wood sculpture “Sun Rays & Moon Phases” at WA STATE FAIR Fine Art Gallery. Sculpture sold during Preview Night Gala 8/30/18.!”  Edleee

 

 

Note from Victoria Brooks…

“My plein air-painting workshop at Lake Como, Italy has only a couple of spots left! It is September 19-26, 2018. More info  at http://www.toscanaamericana.com/victoriabrookslakecomo.html –Victoria Brooks

 

 

For more info about the artists, please visit 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

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

 

 


Marga Stanley, artist

 

 

Emily Miller with her 100 Turtles Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Brooks

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

 

For more images, please go to http://www.facebook.com/  Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

 

Photo collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

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