Emerging Artists



Back wall display featuring acrylics  by Jan Shield, landscapes by Judy Horning Shaw, cabbage by Sandy Caghill, and vintage Hunt Slohem bunny art.

On the trestle table display: floral oil by Blue Bond, Landscape by Jan Shield, art glass by Mike Fox, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, handmade journal by Christine Trexel, segmented vase by Mike Brown, bracelets by Barbara Walker, floral cards by Mike Mason,  sand blasted beverage glasses by Bob Heath, hand-made candles and mouth blown glass.

Pillar wall display features oils by Melissa Jander.

 

 

Cabinet top featuring bamboo basket art by Charles Schweigert,  watercolor by Carolyn Macpherson and vintage Chanel necklaces by Reneé Hafeman.

Cabinet interior featuring beaded mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely, rice paper art by Zifen Qian, dragonfly book matched box by Ray Noregaard, oak spoons by Mike Morris, wood bowl by Mike Brown, encaustic poppy by Kimberly Kent, floral oil by Melissa Jander and wood canisters by Fred Lukens.

 

Floral oil by Paul Brent, wood canister by Fred Lukens and mouth blown art glass.

 

Art by James Waterman, laser cut bronze bowls, wood bowl by Mike Brown with wire garden follies.

 

Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, portrait oil by Blue Bond,  impasto floral by Melissa Jander, mouth blown glass vase with mercury glass candlesticks, hand-made ribbed candles and one-of-a-kind asymmetrical necklaces by Mary Truhler.

 

Floral art  by Barbara Bacon Folawn, art glass by Bob Heath, handmade paper box by Christine Trexel, knitted shawl by Karen Johnson, jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard,  wood shells by Mike Brown, bracelets by Mary Boitta and abstract watercolor by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.

 

Fused glass by Mike Fox, floral art by Bev Drew-Kindley,  yupo art by Carolyn Macpherson, glass platter by Sandy and Bob Lercari with floral teapot set by Kate Caryle.

 

 

“Displaying for ‘Life Abundant’  Fairweather’s April exhibition, was a delight working with selected regional artists.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist and allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

 

For more about the gallery, please go to www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Nature- the garden that we all inhabit, called Mother Earth. It is our safe haven.” 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Copyright © 2019

“Green Flash Terrible Tilly Backsplash”

8 x 10 black ink linoleum block print, over a watercolor painting with hand-deckled edging by Veronica Russell. 1 of 1.

Veronica Russell is a mixed media and block print artist whose works on paper typically center around block printing, over a hand-painted or assembled background. Russell’s current series Life at the Edge depicts classic snapshots one wishes to capture while exploring the intersection of land and sea. Russell hopes to capture a sense of natural wonder we feel when—finally—we see the perfect sunset, or that one elusive coastal creature.

 

Veronica Russell

 

“I’ve been working on more single pieces and focusing more on the block print, a little less on the backgrounds.”

“This way, I thought I might introduce a new block print, having it framed for the show on my favorite background, but may also have it available on one or two different, more simple backgrounds. I want to keep it fresh and new for people browsing in your gallery.”  Veronica Russell

 

2019 Spring Whale Watching Week on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

https://oregonsadventurecoast.com/…/2019-spring-whale-watching-week-on-oregon-s…

Watch For Whales! 2019 Spring Whale Watching Week Is Coming. In late March 2019, up to 20,000 migrating gray whales will start their northbound voyage back to Alaska. Visitors and locals will have a special opportunity to spot them as they pass the Oregon Coast.

Hundreds of Whale Watching Spoken Here® volunteers will be available from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 26 whale-watching locations along on the coast the week of March 23rd – 31st, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Veronica Russell was introduced at Fairweathers’s as an emerging artist in 2018…

2018 – Fairweather House and Gallery Emerging Artist Hall of Fame Kristin Qian … Trexler Diane Copenhaver Veronica Russell 12th Annual Emerging …

About the artist:

Veronica Russell is a mixed media & block print artist living on the Oregon Coast. Trained in fine arts at Pacific University (Forest Grove), and Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Russell grew up with artistic parents, so she has essentially been creating most of her life.

Her work draws from her deep infatuation with the natural world, particularly the flora and fauna that inhabit the 363-mile stretch of our Oregon coastline.

“I’m also working on a  Seastar piece and a moon jellyfish triptych piece for the show.”

 

“The seastar and the jellies are on smaller blocks, so their finished size will be 7″ x 7″ with the same deckle edges. They will be one-offs, also.”

 

 

 “I can’t thank you enough for coaxing me out of my safe little shell of “playing in art,” onto this path of allowing my creativity into the light and truly creating finished art, ready to share with the world. This is happening in parallel with my personal journey as a 50-something women in this #TimesUp world, and it is incredible. Your mentorship as I learn the “business of being an artist” is invaluable to me and I am so loving this journey. I am forever indebted to you, my friend.”  Veronica


 ‘Shannon’ crystal candle sticks.

Ireland is home to some of the world’s most impressive crystal designs, among them ‘Shannon’  crystal. The craft of Irish crystal making is an art form that has been developed and modified over hundreds of years, going back as far as the Celts, who brought the first glass to Ireland in for jewelry making.

Table design featuring ‘Shannon’ crystal, mixed-media beach stone and lichen art by Peggy Stein, ‘Great Blue Heron’ oil painting by Paul Brent, miniature abstract by  Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, semi-precious gemstone necklaces by Mary Bottita.  Tables by D. Fairweather, gallerist and  allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers. Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

Green art glass: no other medium captures the dance of light and color so perfectly, mouth blown gracefully into a free-form shape. Approximately 20’ diameter at rim.

Kemy Kay, art hostess in dressed in the wearing of green, Carol Johansen, frequent gallery visitor. She is a cousin to Fairweather resident artist Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, did you know?

Pastels on table by Leah Kohlenberg,  raw edged coffee table by Ray Noregaard, birch wood framed acrylics on grass cloth  by Barbara Bacon Folawn, abstract 12×12 by Diane Copenhaver, pen and ink framed and matted art by emerging artist Brenda Gordon, paper cloth beaded origami by Peggy Evans and table display featuring the liquid beauty of a hand blown fluted glass bowl. Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

One-of-a-kind hand-crafted art jewelry at the Fairweather Gallery. Distinctive  NW artist-made necklaces and earrings.

 

Concert grand piano display for ‘March’ featuring watch necklaces by Brigitte Willse, sea glass jewelry by Barbara Walker, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and earrings by Mary Boitta, Mary Hurst, Karen Johnson and Tanya Gardner.

 

 

 

Leather key ring cross by Luan and silver cuff by Alan Stockam and Heather Rieder.

 

 

 

To read about the history of the Celtic cross, please visit https://www.gaelicmatters.com/celtic-cross-meaning.html

 

To read more about past Irish and March articles about  Fairweather’s go to:

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/a-round-of-applause-for-after-pa…

Mar 12, 2017 – A round of applause for after party images from IRISH LANDS, an exhibition opening at Fairweather’s.

Feb 14, 2017 – Posted by Fairweather House and Gallery under Q&A | Tags: Art Galleries, … Kate Hegarty came to America from Ireland with a spinning wheel …
Mar 2, 2016 – The Wildlife Center of the North Coast will bring a live American kestrel to FairweatherHouse and Gallery during …

 

Making the Dollar: Fairweather House & Gallery. Published: March 26, 2009. During 25 years of interior design experience she …

Top left: Rain painting by Jeni Lee, mixed media 12 x 12 painting by Jan Rimerman, mini words in wisdom by Diane Copenhaver, ceramics, lava vases and pottery by Emily Miller, mouth blown glass platters by Sandy and Bob Lercari, pastel “Pond Reflection” by Dan Mackerman, as well as calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

Top center: “Great Blue Heron” oil painting by Paul Brent.

Top right:  pair of whimsical art by Marga Stanley.

Bottom left: Seaside Visitors Bureau/ Tourism booklet 2019 open to a page about the Fairweather Gallery.  Nature photography by Neal Maine.

Bottom center:  Watercolors on yupo by Carolyn Macpherson and wood boxes by Ray Noregaard.

Bottom right: IIumne  candle collection on piano,  Fine Art lamps,  mirror by Currey and Co., indoor/outdoor garden stool by Art Interiors and limited edition rabbit lithographs.

2019 March postcard by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

Hand drawn art mandala.

Ink pen.

Black and white background.

Brenda Gordon emerging artist.

 

 

Accompanying quote by emerging artist Brenda Gordon.

 

 

Completed work with mat and frame by emerging  Brenda Gordon.

“Live with Intention” Maryann Radmacher

About the artist:

Brenda Gordon has lived in the Northwest her entire life, However, growing up in Portland gave her many opportunities to spend time on the Oregon Coast… it is there, on retreat and rejuvenation, that she has visited to gather inspiration for her art.  Back in her studio, that energy, potential, beauty and possibility have continued and intentionally impacted her creative work no matter the medium.

Create.  Potential. Intention.

“All three of those words have informed my life of creativity.  From the time I was a child with less resources to now, paper, pen or pencil were a grounding force. Always drawing something, doodling, making paper, sewing with paper– seeing and exploring potential in various mediums with paper…and now, after years of doodling and drawing with pen and paper in many books, I bring you quotes  to reflect upon, perhaps, embrace along with drawings of said pen on paper.”   Brenda Gordon.

 

 

When I was at your gallery recently, you asked if I would send you some of my pen and ink drawings for the gallery.   This is my first experience selling through a gallery.   Thank you so much for your help.  I am looking forward to working with you and sharing my mandala  art work with quotes. Peace~  Brenda Gordon 

 

 

 

 

Q: What is a mandala, you ask?

A: A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms.

 

 

“Shell Twins. “

Pen and Ink pen.

Black and white background by Britney Drumheller.

 

“Sand Dollar.” (Sold)

Colored ink pen on paper by Britney Drumheller.

 

 

Read more about the artist:

Britney Drumheller | Professional Artist

Britney Drumheller works with markers and colored pencils to create beach-inspired art symbolic expressions the value the North coastal tidelands and its …

Q: What are pen and ink drawings, you ask?

A:  Pen and ink drawing describes the process of using pens to apply ink to a surface. Drawing with pen and ink allows the artist to create strong areas of contrast. Most ink drawings are completed using black inks on white surfaces which leads to heavy contrast in value.

Calligraphy quote.

Colored ink and pen by master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson.

Read more about the artist:

Penelope Culbertson – Portland Society for Calligraphy

Penelope Culbertson.  … The Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, Oregon features my calligraphy. I show at the Oregon Society of …

Penelope Culbertson |  Master Calligraphy Artist

Q: What is calligraphy, you ask?

A: It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument pen, ink brush, or other writing instruments. Calligraphy pens are a special class of fountain pen. The broader, flat edge t creates marks varying in thickness. Calligraphy pens are primarily used for stylized penmanship. The pen is usually held at a constant angle, different scripts requiring different angles. Thick and thin strokes are created by varying the direction of the stroke.

 

Back story:

First chapter: Recently, a man walked into the gallery and asked to see a painted rock depicting a sand dollar that was on display in the front window.  And, too, he asked if there was a magnifying glass to use.  Our answer: yes to both requests.

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging artist Kandy Schwartz. Painted rocks on display.

 

Second chapter: The man inspected the painted rock sand dollar closely for a few moments and then said “I will take this.”

 

Why, you ask,, this one?

 

“Rich and highly detailed. This painted rock reflects the artist’s individual experience with a single sea star. The artist depicts the species out of the water with a wonderful sense of scale. I am a marine biologist. This artist shows everything that a real sand dollar has. Quite nice!”

 

Q:  What is a marine biologist, you ask?

A:  Simply put, a marine biologist  studies the  life in the oceans and other saltwater environments such as estuaries and wetlands. All plant and animal life forms are included from the microscopic picoplankton all the way to the majestic blue whale, the largest creature in the sea—and for that matter in the world.

Fun Facts:

Sand dollars crawl along the ocean floor with their mouths toward the ground, eating microscopic particles of food. Most sand dollars live 8-10 years. The age of any particular sand dollar can be determined by counting the growth rings on the plates of its hard skeleton.

 

Sand dollars get their name, not from their value, but from their appearance. When the skeletons (called tests) of dead sand dollars wash ashore, they are usually bright white from being bleached by the Sun. Long ago, people who found these dead sand dollars thought they looked like old Spanish or American dollar coins, so they called them sand dollars.

 

Chapter three: Kandy Schwartz, Fairweather’s emerging artist,  was delighted with the  endorsement of her art and the sale.  She went back to her studio and painted more rocks.

And, too, more new painted rocks  by Kandy Schwartz!

 

Read more about sand dollars:

NPR posted an episode of Deep Look • PBS.

From KQED Science: The skeletons of sand dollars are prized by beachcombers, but these creatures look way different in their lives beneath the waves. Covered in thousands of purple spines, they have a bizarre diet that helps them exploit the turbulent waters of the sandy sea floor. https://bit.ly/2RMq55F

 


 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.

 

 

Painted Rocks by Kandy Schwartz

 

 

“For the most part, my inspiration comes from the rocks themselves. I am constantly on the lookout for a shape that speaks to me saying I am not just a rock. I am a three-dimensional sea creature. Just add some color to me and I will come to life.”– Kandy Schwartz

 

 

 

 Artist Peggy Stein, while delivering new  Fairweather fall art, meets emerging artist Kandy Schwartz, whose art will be introduced during the upcoming Art Walk.

 

 

“Untitled” mixed media art by Peggy Stein

 

“I love details. On my walks in the woods I pick up twigs and pretty moss on the path. On the beach its sea glass, pebbles, dried kelp, and shells. My pebble art was inspired by a trip to the UK where I found marvelous small, smooth pebbles along the coast of the North Sea. I love combining all of these into three-dimensional art pieces. You might look at my work and say anybody can do that. The true challenge is taking a pile of rocks and a box of sticks and moss and combining them in a way that speaks to someone. I find inspiration in ordinary things, and I love to stage them in extraordinary circumstances.” — Peggy Stein

 

Kandy Schwartz rock art

 

 

 

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