Emerging Artists


R.J. Marx performed LIVE on May 4.  Art by Lisa Sofia Robinson and Barbara Rosbe Felisky; calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and Brenda Gordon.

 

Art walk hostesses staged a photo for the opening reception of Portraiture, Fairweather’s May exhibition.

Carolyn Macpherson painted LIVE during a gallery event. Segmented wood vases and shells by Mike Brown; pottery by Suzy Holland; painting by James Waterman and wood boxes by Ray Noregaard.

 

Blue Bond painted en plein air  outside on Broadway at Fairweather’s.

 

Neal Maine lectured during Fairweather’s ‘Portraiture’ opening reception.  Photographs by Neal Maine and Michael Wing; glass are by Bob and Rox Heath.

 

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Photos and collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for the opening reception of Portraiture.

 

Photographer Scott Saulsbury stepped up to the plate to fill-in for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Faiweather’s after hours event photographer.

Fun Fact: Linda selected Scott and they both had Neal Maine as a teacher at Seaside High.

 

Guy and Karen Rainsberger poured for Parrett Mountain Cellars at Fairweather’s Wine Walk.  Art by Britney Drumheller, Diane Copenhaver and Emily Miller.

 

Shirley 88 played  LIVE during the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  Fused glass by Mike Fox.

 

More than 800 tid-bits were consumed during four hours of the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  In addition, back up “In the Mist” books by Russell J. Young and stored Odes to the Tides flyers, Fairweather’s JUNE exhibition.

 

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hostesses served as SDDA Spring Wine Walk hostesses on May 18 at Fairweather’s.   And, yes, the ladies  dressed to complement each other.

Hundreds of  guests came to the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s. Art by Paul Brent;  Chanel jewelry by Reneé Hafeman and photographs on bamboo by Don Frank.

 

Late in the month of May, Blue Bond made the announcement that he sold his painting  of “Willie Nelson” to the country music legend Willie Nelson!!!

 

For more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

‘Mystery’ original pen and ink by Vanessa K. Stokes

 

 

“Complete Me” by Vanessa K. Stokes.

Portraiture art work with mirror.

Vanessa Kalani Stokes  creates traditional and original anime (pronounced AH-nee-may) work. The word anime is often defined as “animation from Japan.” When you see “anime,” images of large doe-like eyes, funny and colorful hair, and peculiar fashion come to mind. Outside Japan, anime refers specifically to animation from Japan or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. One of the most distinctive characteristics of anime resides in the characters’ faces. While anime characters may possess bodies with relatively proportional body parts, the heads, hair, and facial expressions are usually exaggerated and brightly colored.

 

 

Vanessa K. Stokes and her art.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

May 2018

“Portraiture” featuring regional artists Leah Kohlenberg, Susan Romersa, Patricia Clark-Finley, Rebecca Gore, Carolynn Wagler, Carolyn Macpherson, Mike Mason and Russell J. Young.

Welcoming new artists Karen Doyle, Lisa Robinson and Shelby Silver.

Introducing new emerging artists Tamara Watanabe and Vanessa K. Stokes.

 

Emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes speaks about her art at Fairweather’s.

 

The art selected is a debut exhibition contemplating character in portrait drawings and oil sketches displaying the relationship between artist and sitter as its central subject. Vanessa K. Stokes is a young self-taught Northwest artist who works with pen and ink to create modern pop culture inspired art with Japanese Manga influences. D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

Q: What are some of the Fairweather’s emerging artists doing now, you ask?

A: Kristin Qian is a Princeton graduate, and currently attending Harvard;  Britney Drumheller works as an artist based in Bend for producing designs for Macy’s in NYC.; Nick Brakel, after recovering from a traumatic brain injury, has learned to paint again, and has had art selected for an upcoming exhibit at OSU;  Robert McWhirter was juried into an exhibition curated by the director of the Portland Art Museum; Michael Wing is doing commissioned photographs of collector cars, most recently a Lamborghini; Rebecca Gore  had art selected for a permanent display in a NW winery;  Gayle H. Seely has patrons who continue collect her seed pearl mosaics; Diane Copenhaver has had a solo show in Bellevue as well as having art selected for an upcoming exhibit at OSU; Veronica Russell continues to work in lino-cut print art, as well as having art selected for the 2019 Ode to the Tides exhibit at OSU; and Brenda Gordon continues to show art on display at Fairweather’s.

“Determination”  original watercolor by Tamara Watanabe

Emerging portraiture artist statement:

“I am not a professional artist, nor do I have an art degree, however, art is an integral part of my life. As a child, reared on a small farm, in the peace and tranquility of the Puyallup valley, I grew to love the arts. Right next door, my grandmother’s art studio buzzed with activity; a place where my first paintings and drawings sprang to life.

As I pursued my formal education, I could not help but add art classes into my schedule. From drawing, to painting, photography and watercolor, it was always there. I took classes for a while from a local artist, Lou Innocenti, in the 90’s. In 2004, I sold an oil painting and was commissioned to paint a larger version of the work. I moved to Hawaii, where I continued to experiment with oils and attended the University of Hawaii as Tropical Plant and Soil Science Major. Right now, though, I am using my love for art and learning and drawing faces to help promote an organization known as faces4hope.” Tamara Watanabe

 

“Exuberance” original watercolor by Tamara Watanabe

“The founders of faces4hope, Holly and Jack Stagge, tell a marvelous story of how these beautiful, brown faces on the Maasailand in Tanzania, Africa captured their hearts. Now, they live to educate young girls who would not otherwise have that chance. The portraits are faces of two young Maasai girls in Tanzania, who have been touched by the love and dedication of Holly and Jack. If I can help spread the word of a severely great need and open up the hearts of others, then my artwork has changed someone’s life near and, hopefully far, and served a greater purpose. I hope you enjoy these beautiful faces. May they light a spark in your heart.” Tamara Watanabe

 

 

On view through May 29.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

The art selected is a debut exhibition contemplating character in portrait drawings and oil sketches displaying the relationship between artist and sitter as its central subject,” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

 “Portraiture” featuring regional artists Leah Kohlenberg, Susan Romersa, Patricia Clark-Finley, Rebecca Gore, Carolynn Wagler, Carolyn Macpherson, Mike Mason and Russell J. Young.

Welcoming artists Karen Doyle, Lisa Sofia Robinson and Shelby Silver.

Introducing emerging artists Tamara Watanabe and Vanessa Stokes.

“Love Tamara Watanbe’s work. She catches the essence of these beautiful young Maasai girls, who, without the work of organizations like Faces4Hope, would be sold into marriage soon. Once married, it would be their responsibility to build the home they would live in and begin having and supporting children. Thank you, Tamara, for these works of love. And thank you, Leah Brooks, for giving yourself over to save these girls.” Boni Webster

Q: How are emerging artists selected by the gallery, you ask?

A: Emerging artists are selected through an audition process and receive gallery mentoring.  Fairweather House and Gallery has championed more than twelve emerging artists. Emerging artists  have taken the risks, embraced the challenges and have continued to be rigorous, disciplined and dedicated in their approach to creation and production.

 

 

Read more about the emerging artists featured at the Gallery.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/emerging…/kristin–qian/ shows a new emerging artist for the entire month of August.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/…artists/kristin–qian/The art of music with Kristin Qian, violinist

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https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/tag/britney–drumheller

www. fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/Artist/Britney/Drumheller works with markers and colored pencils to create beach-inspired art symbolic expressions the value the North coastal tidelands and its …

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http://www.coastweekend.com/cw/visual/20150324/artist-reception-held-for-gayle-h-seely

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/she-beautifully-reshapes-living-…

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https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/tag/emerging-artists/After receiving excellent feedback from the Steel Ribbon series at Faiweather’s, Robert McWhirter, who was introduced as an emerging artist

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https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/…artists/rebecca-gore/

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https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/tag/nick-brakel/

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https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/…/michael-wing/…

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https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/introducing-artist-diane-copenha…

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https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/for-emerging- Veronica Russell

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https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/emerging…/brenda-gordo…

To read more about the gallery and Doing Good Works, please visit www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com


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.

 

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