Zifen Qian

Featuring  art by regional artists:  floral and grasses  by Susan Curington,  landscapes by Jan Shield,  pastels by Joanne Donaca, wood cut birds and blooms by Gregory Graham, mouth blown glass by Cindy DuVall, textiles by Linda Ballard  and rice paper florals by Zifen Qian.  

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

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s through April. “It’s like living inside a garden, the gallery is layered  with colorful accessories, beautiful artworks, and gorgeous garden books.”

So lovely.  So perfect.  So right.  

Photo layout  by Fairweather artist and Seaside Art Walk photographer, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall featuring  the April  2017 salon-style display of art.

Selected BLOOM artists in salon style gallery display, left to right:   floral oil on linen art by Michael Muldoon,  still life oil on linen by Melissa Jander,  landscape pastels by Gretha Lindwood, encaustic (painting in beeswax) by emerging artist Rebecca Gore, abstract floral pastels by Gretha Lindwood, emerging artist mermaids in sea florals by emerging artist Ashley Howarth, and “Garden Party” tulips and hyacinths  original oil by Melissa Jander.

A round of applause for BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s throughout the month of April! You  introduced an imaginative way of displaying many diverse  NW artists.  The artwork brings together design drama in extraordinary intimacy and charm that creates a feeling of a springtime garden stroll. Thank you!” — Bonnie W.

Q: What is salon style display in the context of a gallery exhibition, you ask?

A:  Hanging art salon-style can be a dramatic and brave  way to decorate a wall, placing a range of art with unusual dimensions to create an interesting effect.   Neutral walls are considered a perfect way to cleanse the palette for the eye in  salon-style display.


For more info about the gallery and the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists

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.

  • 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.

Self protrait, Zifen Qian

Self Portrait. Oil on Canvas. Zifen Qian.

Parrot tulips

Zifen has selected a series of watercolor florals for OPEN WINDOWS, an exhibit opening May 2nd at Fairweather’s. The artist, an Adjunct Professor, will offer a lecture on painting.

For more information, go to:
http://www.fairweatherhouseandgarden.com/ Artist/ Zifen Qian
http://www.fairweatherhouseandgarden.com/ Blog/ Kirsten Qian
http://www.fairweatherhouseandgarden.com/ Blog/ Zifen Qian

“My main approaches are two: A/ modern romanticism oil and watercolor and B/ abstract expressionistic modern ink painting.” –Zifen Qian

For more information about the artist, go to: http://www.zifenqian.com / tab “Youth Symbol” or “Pink Seduction” for aesthetic water colors from the romantic section or tab “Culture Merge” or “Red Again in the East”, which is a painting currently has been selected by China Minsheng Art Museum exhibition of 300 works of art. The painting has been selected a champion in the national China exhibition, receiving more than 40,000 votes as today and is the in top 30 list. On addition, the artist shows abstract pen and brush art works at Fairweather’s.


Self protrait, Zifen Qian

Original oil/ self portrait.


Zifen Qian, artist

Zifen Qian


Zifen Qian is a Modern Romanticism artist who combines eastern and western cultures in his works. He graduated from Shanghai Normal University and Portland State University with MFA a highest terminal degree of visual arts.

He has taught art in both US and Chinese colleges as a professor. His paintings have been selected into official Shanghai Fine Arts Exhibition and Across East China National Oil Painting Exhibition in his early ages.

He had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Portland, Paris, London and other cities of the world. He has created a great number of paintings to be published through greeting card publishing company with over hundred million copies sold around the world in the past two decades.

Museums, governments, universities, corporations and private collectors have acquired his original paintings. The oil painting “Traveling Companion” has been selected for the cover of an American national history book.

He was exclusively invited as an illustrator of a celebrity’s book titled: “Entertaining with Betsy Bloomingdale”.

His artistic life has been introduced by many important United States and Chinese publications such as: “The Washington Post” and “People’s Daily”. His profile has been listed in “The Dictionary Of Achievements Of The World Chinese Artists”, 6 times in American editions “Who’s Who in America” and 12 times in American editions “Who’s Who in the World”.

His book titled: “The Art of Zifen Qian” is available online and in most major book stores of the United States, Europe and Asia.

The Art of Zifen Qian, hardcover art book.

Artist lecture Fairweather House and Garden, Zifen Qian

Zifen Qian lecturing at Fairweather House and Garden during a Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Mr. and Mrs. Zifen Qian recently visited to share good news.

Thermo Scientific awards Kristin Qian ’14 top scholarship.
Kristin, who will be a first year student at Princeton this fall, was selected from a pool of graduate and undergraduate students nationwide for this $10,000 scholarship. “This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists.”

Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) is pleased to announce 2014 College Scholarship Recipients. The first of which is Kristin Qian From Catlin Gable School in Portland.

Kristin’s earliest musical memories begin with her playing the violin at the age of three. Since then, she has performed at venues across the United States, China, France and Argentina, as a violinist, pianist, and composer. In the fall, she will attend Princeton University. Congratulations to Kristin Qian.

September 2013 Kristin Qian appeared at Fairweather’s. And, too, artist Zifen Qian is working on a new series of art for the gallery.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Thank you Kirstin for gracing Fairweather House and Garden with your performances. All the best wishes to you as you take flight.

kirstenThe art of music with Kristin Qian, violinist. performing to honor Zifen Qian, her father and resident Fairweather artist. This was a true mid-summer magical moment in the celebration our 70th Art Walk! Kristin performs with the Oregon Coast Chamber Music Society and was the concertmaster of the American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. And, too, this was an encore appearance, as Kristin performed in 2011 at Fairweather’s as an emerging artist.

Seven Guys

September 7, 2013

7th Anniversary Year


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Next Page »