Emerging Artists


Fairweather House and Gallery

Emerging Artist Hall of Fame

 Kristin Qian

Britney Drumheller

Nick Brakel

Robert McWhirter

Michael Wing

Michele Bettger

Rebecca Gore

Gayle H. Seely

Linda Trexler

Diane Copenhaver

Ashley Howarth

Whelpsy Whelp

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

August 4, 2018

5-7:pm 

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

12th Annual Emerging Artist exhibition

Veronica Russell artist launch

 

“Beneath the Aquamarine” lino wood block print by Veronica Russell 

 

Veronica Russell is a mixed media artist whose work explores her fascination with the natural world, and also at times, her avid fandom for sci-fi and horror. Her pieces are typically built around printmaking, for example an original lino cut printed in black on the foundation of a watercolor background, with finish details painted in metallics as a third, light-catching layer.

 

Russell’s current series Lost & Found at Seaside depicts everyday organic objects that one may find lying around on the beach. Pieces in this series draw from Russell’s previous work in macro photography, encouraging beachcombers to look closer at what they may have considered “common.” In looking closer we discover unexpected beauty, the intricacies that most people don’t stop to notice: a faint pattern in the texture of a sand dollar skeleton, the ridges looping in ovals around the shell of a clam with razor-sharp edges, the slick other-worldly pods adorning the strands of a bull kelp tangle at surf’s edge.

 

However, it’s not only beauty one finds when looking so closely. This is where those touches of the surreal may come in to Russell’s work. Looking closely at this series, one may notice that the subjects are beautiful and interesting pieces of nature, but they are all either dead, dying, or about to be eaten!

Russell hopes her work celebrates the fleeting beauty and some of the mystery in our naturally imperfect world.

Veronica Russell at work in her studio.

 

Veronica Russell is a mixed media artist who has lived on the Oregon coast for 25+ years. While studying creative writing at Pacific University in 2001, she took as many art courses as she could: photography, pottery & sculpture, graphic design, and her favorite, printmaking. Her fascination for creating wood and linocuts stuck. After college, while her art was relegated to a hobby, she spent time as managing editor and graphic designer for travel publications on the coast. Russell feels blessed to be able to work on her art full time now. Her work draws from her deep admiration for the natural world, and on occasion, her avid fandom for film and literature, particularly the sci-fi genres. Russell’s current mixed-media work centers around a block print, using other media to layer in texture, color, and overall finish to her multilayered pieces.

 

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Veronica Russell  and her art will be launched at Fairweather’s! 

August 4th, 5-7pm

612 Broadway

Seaside

 

Opening artist’s reception for EMERGING, an exhibition and sale.

This is the 12th launching of a significant regional talent.  

In addition, the gallery is featuring woodworkers Mike Brown, Jim Unwin and Edlee Quesnell.

Meet artists and learn about their artistic journeys.  

Appetizers and beverages provided.  

LIVE music by Shirley 88.  

Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration by Fairweather resident artist Paul Brent. 

Local habitat  conservation lecture by naturalist Neal Maine at 6: pm. 

 

Fairweather’s emerging artists are selected through an audition process and receive gallery mentoring. Since 2006 Fairweather’s has selected emerging artists who take risks, embrace challenges and are rigorous in their approach to creation and production. All the featured artists have chosen to further their professional achievement through a curated gallery exhibition.

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

 

 

 

 

Gayle H. Seely, artist,  spoke about her art at the Fresh Greens Opening reception.

 

Opening reception hostesses,  Denise, Joan and Kemy Kay,  with arms full of  fresh-cut Bells of Ireland.

“Lively, bright, fresh and spontaneous.”Gayle H. Seely


FRESH GREENS, Fairweather March exhibition, opening reception trays.

“Recent, original, stimulating, cool and refreshing.”  —Gayle H. Seely

 

 

Close up of Gayle H. Seely’s seed pearl beaded box.

“Green: the color associated with nature.” — Gayle

Chasing the Light by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Nature Images.

“Green. Brings to mind the  chosen to sooth the soul.”-Gayle H. Seely

Gayle H.  Seely showing the http://www.coastweekend.com article written about her art.

“Green:  Brings to mind the special place for art to please the eye.”  –Gayle H. Seely

 

 

Gallery patrons listen to Neal Maine’s ecology lecture, at Fairweather’s FRESH GREENS opening reception.

“Fresh: flourishing, active and new.”  Gayle H. Seely

 

“Lately, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of objects as functional, not in how they hold liquid or whatever, but in how they hold history.” Tim Christensen, potter

“There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellular, like a laborious mosaic.” Anaiis Nin

“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust

“He paints like a man going over the top of a hill, singing.” THE ART SPIRIT Robert Henri

 

“Have fun, enjoy your creativity, and surround yourself with beauty.” Gayle H. Seely

Thank you, Eve Marx, reporter, for Coast Weekend!

“I love seeing people become so involved in my boxes,” Gayle H. Seely said.The artist’s unique creations will be on display at Fairweather House & Gallery’s Seaside Art Walk kick-off at the “Fresh Greens” opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3.H

Source: Bead boxing: Gayle H. Seely uses ancient methods, modern energy

 

“Habitat” beaded mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely

 

 

The ancient methods of mosaic and beading are combined with fresh, modern energy and emotions to create intricate, colorful boxes of delight.

 

 

 

 

“Take a moment to discover the peace of mind to be found in these delicate expressions of love and happiness.” –Gayle H. Seely

 

“Freedom” beaded box by Gayle H. Seely, 2017.

 

 

“Gayle’s  artwork is not passive: it directly challenges the façade of pretense and completely eradicates narratives bound in familiar human patterns. She beautifully reshapes living things and elements, interweaving them with our individual stories and understandings in order to create a delightfully fresh arrival to a place once unknown.” Tina Miller Anders, art patron, Fairweather House and Gallery.

Seed pearl box

 

Gayle’s boxes, created in hand applied seed pearls, and decorated with translucent agates, micro river stones, often studded in gemstones, are set as a picture within a story. The underside of each unique box is decorated in a companion work of art with  seed pearls.

 

“Thanks for your all help promoting my work and encouraging my development.”
Sincerely, Gayle H. Seely, February 2018

 

 

 

Ancient methods, modern energy – Signal News – The Daily Astorian

Feb 16, 2018 – Read Ancient methodsmodern energy from The Daily Astorian. … Eve Marx/For Seaside Signal … opening reception on Saturday, March 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. Her ancient methods of mosaic and beading combined with fresh, modern energy and emotions create intricate colorful boxes, bound to delight. Seely …

The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, celebrating its 14th year in 2018, hosts local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists in various businesses, galleries and locations along Broadway Street and Holloday in the historic Gilbert District.  Artists meet and greet art patrons during artist’s receptions.  Many galleries offer LIVE music, adult beverages and gourmet food. –Denise Fairweather, gallerist and director of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

 

Gayle H. Seely spoke about a card received from Georgia O’Keefe during a Fairweather artist talk.

 

Read more about Gayle H. Seely,  first introduced an emerging artist at the Fairweather Gallery in 2015…

Artist reception held for Gayle H. Seely – Visual – Coast Weekend

 
“Spring Light.” 10 x 8 original art.
And, too, news from Bev Drew Kindley, Fairweather resident artist.

   “Hi there! Here’s a 10 “x 8” original painting titled  “Spring Light” that will fit in your March “Fresh Greens” show. Painted en plein air, outdoors, in my garden with the sunshine highlighting the spring colors.  Flowers help us  forget the winter  rains, for it, truly,   rain that makes Oregon so green.” –Bev Drew Kindley

Bev Drew Kindley, artist, has lectured quite often during the spring opening receptions at Fairweather’s.

 

 

And, too, Bev Drew Kindley, artist, has often offered a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode at Fairweather’s.

 

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …Bev Drew Kindley

 

 

 

For over 12 years, Fairweather House and Gallery has offered an opening reception for selected regional artists.  The exhibitions give art patrons the opportunity to listen to an artist talk, to see new original art, to view gorgeous  new displays staged in a specific theme, listen to LIVE music and to watch an artist (or two) painting LIVE.

 

 

 

“Chasing the Light” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

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

Save the date and time! Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the local habitat at 6:pm on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.

 

 

Trending in MARCH. 

FRESH GREENS

 

View gorgeous new displays staged just for “Fresh Greens” by Denise Fairweather, gallerist, Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

For more info, go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ …

 

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

 

 

 

# 1 Image 2017: Beaver Tales  habitat lecture at Fairweather’s by biologist, naturalist, wildlife photographer Neal Maine. 

 

 

#2 Image from 2017: Kimberly Kent, artist and art broker  meets her art on display at Fairweather’s.

 

 

#3 Image from 2017: Most viewed  Linda Fenton-Mendenhall photo collage from a  Fairweather Art Walk.

Pictured top row/ left to right:  Reneé Hafeman; a round of applause from art patrons; Paul Brent artist talk. 

Middle row/ left to right: table top display;  Britney Drumheller  artist talk;  artist Emily Miller;  emerging artist Whelpsy Whelp. 

Bottom row/ left to right: marine debris artist Karynn Kozij;  Art Walk hostess Joan modeling art;  Fairweather sponsored Pop-Up Gallery and Studio with artist Paul Brent, Gail and Ellen, hostesses; Denise,  Kemy Kay, Joan and Saundra having fun.

 

 

 

#4 image from 2017:  Artist Carolyn Macpherson  offering a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode at Fairweather’s.  

 

#5 image from 2017: Michael Gilbert, wood artist, meets Mike Brown, wood artist at Fairweather’s.

 

 

 

#6 image from 2017:  Master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson offers a Seaside Scribing LIVE(tm) event at Faiweather’s.

 

 

 

 

#7 image from 2017:  Shirley 88 performs LIVE on the Fairweather grand.

 

#8 image from 2017:  Flynn, the most handsome American  Kestrel, assists Wildlife Center of the North Coast Executive Director Joshua Saranpaa, during a LIVE Doing Good Works ™ auction at Fairweather’s.

 

 

 

 

#10 2017 image:  Irish Lands opening reception at Fairweather’s featured a family heirloom brought to America in the 1850’s.

 

 

Artists represent the heartbeat of the Fairweather Gallery.  What we strive to put out in the arts community is  the artist’s conversations.  We have been fortunate to experience the sharing and giving of many, many creative minds  for over 11 years.

 

So, for us,  in 2018, the opportunity to continue to present an arts platform forward  is all about shining a bright light on the reminder that we are all connected… artists, patrons and community.

 

Heron by Ashley Howarth

2017 Fairweather Gallery emerging artist Ashley Howarth, an OSU graduate with a BA in Fine Arts, has had life experiences that  gives her a deep appreciation for the areas near the North Coast of the Pacific Ocean. “As an artist, I  push the boundaries of the mediums with art that draws in the viewer, as well as art that imagines a fantasy world where myths and legends come to life.”–Ashely

 

Lighted shadow box by Ashley Howarth for SHADOWS!

 

Hand carried into the gallery!  Just in time for the opening of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s!

“Hey just wanted to give you a heads up that I am heading to the beach and  should arrive soon  to drop of the shadow box! Traffic is absolutely horrible! Wait for me!  Cars are at a complete stop.” –Ashley

 

 

 

 

Crab, Shell and Gull by Whelpsy Whelp

A versatile artist with experience in media ranging from digital art to leatherwork, Whelpsy Whelp takes her inspiration from psychology, the natural world and the delicate beauty of life and death. She is a firm believer in originality. “People seem to think there are no original ideas left. I do not think that could possibly be true; given there are so many wonderful combinations of concept and subject. I strive to find new and unique ways to surprise the viewer with every piece.” –Whelpsy

 

Barnacles by Whelpsy Whelp.Themes of recycling and rebirth of ideas can be frequently found throughout her art.

With art, that pushes the boundaries of emotion and expression, Whelpsy is guided by her philosophy that there is no greater joy than bringing these ideas to life.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

October exhibition through the 31st

SHADOWS, an exhibition,   focuses on the interplay of light and dark through selected art that expresses time as the fall season progresses.

 

New artwork by Northwest artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Penelope Culbertson, Whelsey Whelp, Ashley Howarth, Lisa Wiser, Karen E. Lewis and Marga Stanley will be featured.

 

 

Fairweather’s emerging artists are selected through an audition process and receive gallery mentoring throughout one year.

Since 2006 Fairweather’s has selected emerging artists who take risks, embrace challenges and are rigorous in their approach to creation and production, indeed, all have yearned to further their professional achievement through the gallery’s exhibitions.

Fairweather’s emerging artists:   Britney Drumheller, Nick Brakel, Linda Trexler, Ashley Howarth, Diane Copenhaver, Ashley Howarth, Gayle H. Seely, Kristin Qian, Whelpsy Whelp and Rebecca Gore.

 

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