Whelpsy Whelp


 

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, Janet Hickox, Penelope Culbertson, Whelsey Whelp, Ashley Howarth, Lisa Wiser, Karen E. Lewis,  Tamara Johnson 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, Janet Hickox, Penelope Culbertson, Whelsey Whelp, Lisa Wiser, Karen E. Lewis, Tamara Johnson and Marga Stanley will be featured.

 

 

 

Tamara Johnson, Glitter House creator

Creating art makes me happy. I am inspired by my surroundings and experiences and my hands are the vehicle to bring my thoughts to life in a fresh way.

I have a ‘dive in and read directions later’ type of approach which helps me to design without pre-conceived limitations.

This limited collection of ‘glitter houses’ is a unique representation of my favorite holiday, Halloween.

Through the careful use of mixed media assemblage, each  styled house is a unique reflection of my vision and desire to experiment with a variety of techniques and one-of-a-kind materials.

My greatest wish is for you to experience the joy of Halloween as I have in creating this collection for you. –Tamara

 

 

Boo Glitter Houses by Tamara Johnson.

 

All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, is a Christian festival celebrated in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. In Western Christianity, it is celebrated on 1 November by the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church, and other Protestant churches.

Christian celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day stems from a belief that there is a powerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the “Church triumphant”), and the living (the “Church militant”). In theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. It is a national holiday in many countries. 

It is important to remember that, despite all the imagery, Día De Los Muertos is about celebrating life, not mourning death. It is a joyous holiday, one that winks at death instead of crying over it.

 

“I love each house I make more than the last and it will be hard to part with them but I am excited to have this experience. I have created  a collection of six individually designed houses which are hand embellished with mixed media such as paper, ribbon, beads, glitter, paint, wood, metal, vintage and re-purposed objects. Each house is 9” wide, 7.5” deep and 12” high and depicts the eclectic styles I created such as Vintage Fun, All Hallow’s Eve, Which Witch, Steampunk & Dia de los Muertos. Each house has a removeable roof that allows one to view the interior decoration.  Not house one will ever be duplicated, I have signed and dated each one, as well.”  –Tamara

 

Q: Just what is in the mixed media Glitter houses by Tamara Johnson, you ask?

 

A:  On the tags that read custom made with love and hand embellished, each house has a separate recipe list prepared by the artist;  each mixed media glitter house ha some of the following or, indeed,  all of the following favorite things:

*assorted bling-bling

*beads, buttons and charms

*glass contianer

*glitter glass glitter

*hardware

*jewelry findings

*copper/metal/wire

*paint/ink

*paper tissue

*re-purposed or recycled object

*ribbon/trim/tulle

*vintage ephemera

*washi tape

*wood

*thread

*glass tile

*leather

*baker’s twine

*wheels and hinges

*Dresden figurine

*other…

 

 

 

SHADOWS, an October exhibition,  at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

Featuring glitter house artist Tamara Johnson.

Introducing artist Janet Hickox.

Welcoming artist Lisa Wiser.

 “SHADOWS,  expressed through a variety of works; bold and expressive, muted and gentle, solid and soft edges, and layers of dark and light.” —  Diane Copenhaver

In addition, SHADOWS l featured new artwork by Fairweather resident artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Whelpsy Whelp, Karen E. Lewis, Marga Stanley, Lisa Wiser and  Neal Maine.

 

 

Lisa Wiser is a visual artist living and working in Oregon. She draws inspiration from the scenic northwest, travel adventures and reading novels to create watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media paintings. Also an avid photographer, she chronicles her visual inspirations as she records obscure landscapes, architectural details, and other intriguing painting subjects.

 

Pursuits in life drawing and plein air painting confirms that she prefers a direct association with her subjects while working from life both outdoors or in the studio.

 

 

“The foundation of my work is a keen interest in the concept of structure in both the natural and built environment. My primary interest is capturing landscape scenes that visually articulate my emotional response upon approaching the scene.”–Lisa Wiser

 

Shadows of Butte by Lisa Wiser

 

Her representational work is characterized by vivid color, great depth of space and attention to detail.

Lisa earned a BS Degree in Art Education from the University of Oregon and has completed graduate coursework in graphic design, art education and painting. Lisa has been invited to serve in both curatorial and juror positions for various arts organizations in the area. She has taught art from pre-school through college and adult level courses and has recently retired as a substitute art teacher for her local school district to devote more time to her painting.

Aside from painting Lisa enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, skiing, and family time with her three adult children and husband, travel and fixing things. Her favorite getaways are the forests and deserts of Central Oregon and her family’s rustic retreat on Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho.

Save the date and time.

October 7th, 5-7pm

Opening reception for SHADOWS, an exhibition, Fairweather House and Gallery.

Welcoming artist Lisa Wiser.

Introducing glitter house artist Tamara Johnson and Janet Hickox.

 “SHADOWS,  expressed through a variety of works; bold and expressive, muted and gentle, solid and soft edges, and layers of dark and light.” –Diane Copenhaver

SHADOWS will feature new artwork by Fairweather resident artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Whelpsy Whelp, Marga Stanley and  Neal Maine.

Featured artists will be in attendance and will offer an artist talk about their works of art.

 

Special guest, FLYNN, an American Kestrel, from the Wildlife Center of the North Coast. 

Take a note!

SHADOWS,  the opening reception, will be a benefit for the WCNC.

Wildlife Center of the North Coast (WCNC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Oregon corporation, that specializes in wildlife rehabilitation of resident and migratory birds, mammals and other wild creatures.

 WCNC relys on the generosity of individuals and community groups for annual funding through donations, as well as grants from foundations, both local and from around the country.

 

 

More information to follow.

 

 On August 2nd FINDINGS, an opening art exhibition introduced past and present emerging artists at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Top row/ left to right images:  resident jeweler Renee Hafeman, art patrons, Joan, Art Walk hostess with Paul Brent, resident artist.

Middle row/ left to right images: art by Britney Drumheller, celebrity artist Britney Drumheller offers an art lecture, artist Emily Miller, and introducing emerging artist Whelpsy Whelp.

Bottom row/ left to right images: marine debris artist Karynn Kozij, Joan, Art Walk hostess demonstrating Octopus art, Paul Brent with Gail and Ellen, Art Walk hostesses at the Paul Brent Pop-Up Art Studio and Gallery, sponsored by Fairweather House and Gallery and The Gilbert Block Building, Denise, Kemmy Kay, Joan and Saundra FINDING art at the FINDINGS opening reception.

Q: What is an emerging artist, you ask?

A:  An emerging artist is considered an artist without commercial representation who has a dedicated art practice but has had limited opportunities to show at a gallery or non-profit spaces.

 

For more info please  go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com.  Celebrating 11 years of sponsoring  NW regional acclaimed and emerging artists in 2017.

Lava vases by Emily Miller, Pelican and Buoy original art by Whelpsey Whelp, Sea Turtle original water-color by Rosemary Klein, hand-made journals and boxes by Christine Trexel, hammered copper and gold earrings by Steven Schankin and Natura shell series of original oil paintings by Paul Brent.

 

On the grass cloth wall: coral original oil by Paul Brent, coral wood cut series by Gregory Graham, Puffin on the Rock (facing left)original by Nick Brakel, Puffin fine art photograph (facing right) by Donna Geissler, and on the twig wall sculpture, Oregon myrtlewood earrings by Fred Lukens.

On the table scape: Puffin Portrait original pen and ink (facing right) by Britney Drumheller, Sea Star original pen and ink by Britney Drumheller, and  hand hemmed tie dyed silk scarves by Beth Collins.

 

Eel and pipe fish original pen and ink collage by emerging artist Whelpsey Welp (easel display), The Snorkler by Marga Stanley (on the circle table) rare CoCo Chanel vintage jewelry by Renee Hafeman,  spoons by Mike Morris,  Moulton Sky original oil seascape  by Michael Muldoon and Oregon lighthouse watercolor series by Emily Miller.

Sea Within original shell art by Jan Shield, original water colors by Carolyn Macpherson, tclam style  carry all bags by textile artist Linda Ballard  and…ta! da! …grand piano found by a friendly neighbor for the Fairweather Gallery!!!

Displays by Denise Fairweather,  Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

 

For more about  the accredited interior design work at the gallery , please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ Denise Faiweather page

And, too,  questions to the audience at FINDINGS, the opening reception for the August exhibition, at Fairweather House and Gallery.

What is new?

What is bigger than a bread box?

What took one and 1/2 hours to install?

What took 5 men to move?

What has the number 88 to do with this piece?

 

And, the art patron who answered the question…is it the grand  piano?  The lovely lady in black.  She graciously called for a round of applause, after listening to the piano stories  (past, current and future musical lives).

 

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

Whelpsy Whelp, Fairweather’s 2017 summertime emerging artist

Whelpsy is known for her detailed pen and ink drawings over watercolor collage backgrounds.

A Curious Discovery. Original art. Pen and ink, watercolor, mixed media.

A versatile artist with experience in media ranging from digital art to leatherwork, Whelpsy takes her inspiration from psychology, the natural world and the delicate beauty of life and death.

 

Her work often features a whimsical mix of animals and fantasy. Themes of recycling and rebirth of ideas can be frequently found throughout her art.

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.”

 

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

Launched emerging artist Whelpsy Whelp, selected through a regional audition process and who received intense gallery mentoring throughout the year, at the opening reception of  FINDINGS.  An exhibition through August 2017

 

 FINDINGS was the 11th (!) annual emerging artist exhibition in the gallery introducing current emerging artist Whelpsy Whelp.   Fairweather has launched NW emerging artists Britney Drumheller, Nick Brakel, Linda Trexler, Ashley Howarth, Diane Copenhaver, Ashley Howarth, Gayle H. Seely, Kristin Qian and Rebecca Gore throughout the years. Several of the talented artists were in attendance to discuss the development of their work and the ideas that drive their creativity.

 

In addition, at the opening reception for the exhibit FINDINGS,  featured the juxtaposing an array of art from artists found at the recent BEAVER TALES ART SHOW and EXHIBITION in Seaside. New art by Emily Miller, Mariana Mace,  JoAnn Pari-Mueller and  Chris Boyer was revealed, work created to depicting the pleasure of beach combing.

Renee Hafeman, vintage jewelry designer,  showed her summertime collection of master pieces from Louis Vuiton, Chanel and Dolce Gabbana.

 

 

 

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