Brenda Gordon


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

 


 ‘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.