Emerging Artists

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

Save the date and time!

March 3, 2018     5-7:pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fresh Greens opening reception.

Featuring resident artists: Karen E. Lewis, Fred Lukens, Michael Muldoon, Carolyn Macpherson, Richard Newman and Gayle H. Seely.

Welcoming artist Judy Shaw.

All the featured artists will be in attendance and will offer an artist talk.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

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

In addition, artists Michael Muldoon and Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode, demonstrating individual painting techniques.

Free and open to the public.



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.

Save the date and time!

March 3, 2018     5-7:pm   

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fresh Greens opening reception.

Featuring resident artists: Karen E. Lewis, Fred Lukens, Michael Muldoon, Carolyn Macpherson, Richard Newman and Gayle H. Seely.

Welcoming artist Judy Shaw. 

LIVE music by Shirley 88.




“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. 



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/ …


So, indeed, take a note!

Fresh Greens opening reception at Fairweather’s is during  the the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at 5-7:pm.

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.



#9 image from 2017:  Artist Michael Muldoon offers a Seaside Painting LIVE  ™ episode 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.



Diane Copenhaver, abstract artist

Diane is a resident of the northwest and recently embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash her creative talents after a successful career in business. Art classes at Bellevue College have provided foundational skills focused on the principles and elements of design, color theory and harmonies, and painting techniques and processes.

Diane is painting primarily abstract using acrylics on varied surfaces. She also produces collage and mixed media works, is studying calligraphic arts and has begun to explore encaustic painting.

Color and texture are often the focus of Diane’s paintings. She uses layers of paint, as well as a variety of tools and mediums.



“As I contemplated the subject of ‘Shadows’, I found inspiration in a variety of perspectives around the idea of shadow; shadow as opposite, reflection, repetition, companion, or as enabled by light.”


“I enjoy the freedom of non-representational painting and used these ideas of shadow to explore the use of black and white and the beautiful gradients of grey. I have expressed ‘Shadows’ through a variety of works; bold and expressive, muted and gentle, solid and soft edges, and layers of dark and light. I am naturally moved to create a sense of mystery in my painting and hope that my work for ‘Shadows’ provides the space to engage and create a personal story and interpretation of shadow.” –Diane Copenhaver





One of four.  Gradient series by Diane Copenhaver.



Sincerely series. I and II by Diane Copenhaver.


Layer series. I, II, III and IV by Diane Copenhaver.



Mysteries by Diane Copenhaver.


Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

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

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


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