“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/

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/what-are-monotypes-collograph…

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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