Seaside First Saturday Art Walk


Oregon Myrtle Wood artisan bowl with azul filler embedded to accent the knot and grain by Mike Brown. 

Myrtlewood grows only along the Pacific Coast in Oregon, to San Diego and Klamath mountains and along the west slope of the Sierra Nevada. Wood artist Mike Brown  forages for Myrtlewood from trees downed by winter storms.

Surprisingly, these nests take a considerable amount of time to create. I first cut a lot of tiny strips of glass of varying lengths and colors, assembled them to look like twigs and fired them in my kiln.  Then the “twigs” were layered flat to resemble how a bird might have built its nest.  The assemblage is fired again to meld all the “twigs” together.  Then, finally, the entire nest is fired for the third time in a mold to create the bowl shape of the nest. It was a long process but fun to see the nests take shape!  In fused glass, you can’t ever get a completely round shape since fusing is done on a flat kiln shelf.  So, I spent some time trying different elements to take the place of nest eggs and decided on tumbled agate stones, or chalcedony.  I think they complement the glass nests. –-Carolyn Myers Lindberg

 

“Sandpipers” watercolor by Paul Brent

At Seaside estuary along the Necanciium River, flocks of many thousands of the Western sandpipers can be sighted swirling around over shallow water, landing to feed, before resuming migration. Their tightly coordinated escape flights are breathtaking to observe.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

ON SECOND GLANCE

September 5- 25

An exhibition that depicts a second look into art concepts, looking past the first glimpse to discover deeper, more specific, and significant elements in the artist conception of the work.

 

 “A Second Glance,” an exhibition that depicts a look into specific art concepts. Features woodturner Mike Brown, watercolorist Mary Burgess, mixed media art by Pam Haunschild, plein air artist Melissa Jander, glass artist Carolyn Myers Lindberg, botanical artist Mike Mason, and oil painter Lisa Wiser.

Introducing textile artist Bobbie Garlington and hammered pewter artist Barb Sedgwick.  

 

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Plein Air LIVE on Camano Island with Melissa Jander

 
 
I have been painting a lot this year, as many of us artists have been doing with our extra time at home. When I paint it’s like traveling to another place, no matter the subject. It’s the same way when I’m in the garden tending to the flowers. Time seems to disappear and it’s simply delightful.”    Melissa Jander

Melissa Jander is an artist working out of her studio on Camano Island in the San Juan area of Seattle area, and was born in Portland, OR and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Melissa began painting and creating as far back as she can remember, but practicality dictated another career path.

After working in the business world as a graphic designer and in other professional marketing roles, she began seriously pursuing her art in 2001, working in oils on canvas.

She joined local art groups and participated in juried group and solo shows, art fairs, and artist-in-action demos. Current art associations include Oil Painters of America, Evergreen Association of Fine Arts, Plein Aire Washington Artists, and Northwest Artists in Action.

“Art life these days with my studio supervisor, Franz.” –Melissa

“Camano Garden Tulips”  12 x 9 oil by Melissa Jander

The garden has given me lots of flowers for painting and for sharing with others in the community. The joy on someone’s face when you hand them a bouquet is one of my favorite things. I think that’s why I include so many flowers in my work; it’s an offering of a bouquet that will never fade. –-MJ
 

“Favorite Things” 12 x 16 oil by Melissa Jander

I try to capture the luminescence of the petals and the emotion of light bouncing in and around the objects, the reflections of patterns off of different types of surfaces of crystal and silver, multiplying the abundance of joy within the painting.”   MJ

“Time for Brunch” 16 x 20 oil by Melissa Jander

These new paintings for 2021 come to you with love and care. I wish you all many blessings and good health!”  MJ
 

“Lilacs in Silver Pitcher” 14 x 11 oil by Melissa Jander

“Promises” 12 x 9 oil by Melissa Jander

I try to be as expressive with paint and color as possible, while still staying fairly representational. I love to offer the viewer an opportunity to engage a familiar subject while still leaving room to wander, play and fill in the gaps of interpretation. Painting this way gives me such joy, and I’m delighted to share.”  — MJ

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

ON SECOND GLANCE

September 5-25

An exhibition that depicts a second look into art concepts, looking past the first glimpse to discover deeper, more specific, and significant elements in the artist conception of the work.

Featuring woodturner Mike Brown with Oregon Myrtlewood inlaid with Azul, watercolorist Mary Burgess working with gold leaf,  Pam Haunschild with water media elements, en plein aire artist Melissa Jander with paintings from the light of the San Juan Island,  Carolyn Myers Lindberg adding copper elements to fused glass, botanical artist Mike Mason with art layered with leaves, and oil painter Lisa Wiser with fresh works celebrating the fall season.

Introducing textile artist Bobbie Garlington and hammered pewter artist Barb Sedgwick.  

 

 

“Five new paintings are on their way to you, for your show “On Second Glance”,  including certificates  of authenticity. Thank you again for the opportunity to show brand new work in your gallery. Listen to my interview podcast: “The Camano Voice” episode 93.  —Melissa Jander

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Paul Brent painting LIVE

Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle.

From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form.

While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature.

He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

From October through May, Paul Brent returns to Florida to create work in his studio, contributing time to the local cultural arts community, and participating in the art education program in the schools. Most recently, Paul completed his Pelican mural for Panama City in Florida in May, 2021.

PANAMA CITY — The “Welcome Wall” mural project in downtown Panama City is complete. 

Quite often, people will drop by. They’re driving by and see the murals going up, so they’ll stop and give us a big thumbs-up and make a lot of positive comments,” artist Paul Brent said.

All of the artists commissioned to paint portions of the wall are recognized “fixtures of the arts community” in Bay County, according to Bay Arts Alliance (BAA) — many have won the long-running Bay Annual competition hosted at the Panama City Center for the Arts.


Panama City mural program includes Brent…

https://www.newsherald.com › story › 2021/05/05 › pa…
 
 
 
 

 

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

 

Paul Brent returned to Seaside, Oregon to paint LIVE

Discover just how fond are artists of a particular color was demonstrated at the opening reception of INTO THE BLUE, with fifteen selected NW artists, 100 new original artworks, art glass, and semi-precious aquamarine gemstones in jewelry designs.

Acrylic artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia artist Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

Fine art photographer Bob Kroll

Water colorist Lieta Gratteri

Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood

Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman

Oil painter Lisa Wiser

Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler

Introducing poured alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker

Artist talks, Seaside Painting LIVE ™ demonstration by Paul Brent, and a habitat lecture by naturalist Neal Maine were offered to guests and art patrons on June 5

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“Goldfinch and Sage” watercolor on wood panel by Mary Burgess

My paintings are about joyful experiences. As a long-time bird watcher, hiker, and nature enthusiast, I love the challenge of capturing the essence of each little creature and enjoy painting each as a portrait.”  MB

Mary Burgess is a watercolor artist living and working in Lake Oswego, Oregon. After teaching High School Art classes for 15 years, she began her second career as a professional watercolor artist and painting instructor

“Once a teacher, always an educator.  Mary Burgess enjoys the best of all worlds because she is using her skills to educate others about the arts and develops artwork to show what she is passionate about.”-– FH&G

“Redknot and Oceans” watercolor on panel by Mary Burgess

Red Knots nest above the Arctic Circle and winter near the tip of South America. So they migrate about 16,000 miles round trip each year. They can live more than 15 years, which means red knots travel to the moon and back several times on their cumulative migration flights.

When it’s winter here in the northern hemisphere, it’s summer in the southern — a fact that helps explain how the red knot’s vast migration evolved.

This is one of the most spectacular migrations available in bird life along the Pacific Ocean/ Western region migration and along the Atlantic Ocean/ Eastern region migration. 

Mary Burgess recommends reading the book “RISING”…

“RISING” by Elizabeth Rushing
Review: The short answer is: a writer’s sensibility. Rush, who teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University, has chosen to examine climate change through the lens of American places and people devastated by rising seas and higher temperatures. … An empathetic writer and observer, Rush hints that she is learning alongside you. Hailed as “deeply felt” (New York Times), “a revelation” (Pacific Standard), and “the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing” (Chicago Tribune), Rising is both a highly original work of lyric reportage

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Art show and Sale

May 1-25

ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell.

Welcoming NW pastel artist Susan Mitchell. 

“On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start. In the words of the Fairweather exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime”. 


And, too, just perfect for the upcoming ice cream season, from Tom Willing.  Hand turned wood handles stainless steel ice cream scoops $40. each.

Tom Willing taught middle school in Newberg, Oregon.
Once a teacher, always an educator
President and Certified Member of the Pacific Northwest Woodturning Guild, he teaches woodturning techniques and is a Board Member of Northwest Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners. 
Willing lives in the Willamette Valley with his wife, watercolor artist Mary Burgess.
 
 

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“Grace helps us do more than we can on our own.

Nature brings truths that we could never discover without the help of grace.”  —FH&G

An iridescent person does this to you because they see what others don’t combined with an ability, sometimes even by doing nothing but being themselves, to understand what you are going through.

“Iridescent Flow” pen and ink with watercolor by Vanessa K. Stokes

In Roman mythology, Flora symbolized nature, flowers and fertility. Fauna symbolized the goddess of animals, wildlife, and spring. Hence the word “Fauna” designates all animal life. 

“Fauna” pen and ink with watercolor by Vanessa K. Stokes.

 

 NATURE’S GRACE

Exhibition on view

Through April 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway Street

Seaside, Oregon

 

“Artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the imagination, transcending grace through the muse of nature.”  FH&G

 

 

Features glass artist Rosalyn Andronesch, acrylic artist Toni Avery, oil painter Karen Doyle, en plein artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schultz McNiel, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

 

 

Vanessa K. Stokes

Welcoming artist Mary Lyn Gough.

Showing art on display by Bill Baily, Neal Maine, Diana Nadal, and Jan Rimerman.

 

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“Watersong”  acrylic 30 x 48 by Toni Avery

Toni Avery is an artist working primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Her images reflect the range and diversity of the surrounding landscapes from the forests, beaches, and surrounding land of the Willamette Valley.

After receiving her art degree from Marylhurst University, Toni worked as a design consultant but was never far from her love of painting and photography.

Today she uses a number of her photographs as subject matter for paintings, referring to them only as “points of departure”, but it is her vision that completes a painting.

Toni’s artwork can be seen in many public collections,  such as Kaiser Permanente’s “Healing Artwork Collection,” on display at the Westside Medical Centers in Hillsboro and Beaverton, Oregon, and is also featured in their  publication, “Tranquil Relief Through Nature.”

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 NATURE’S GRACE

On exhibition

Through April 25

“Artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the imagination, transcending grace through the muse of nature.”

Features glass artist Rosalyn Andronesch, acrylic artist Toni Avery, oil painter Karen Doyle, en plein artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schultz McNiel, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

Introducing artist Mary Lyn Gough.

Showing art on display by Bill Baily, Neal Maine, Diana Nadal, Jan Rimerman, among others.

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Seaside First Saturday Art Walks for 2021

Celebrating 17 years in 2021, the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, a free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Visit supporting galleries, shops, restaurants & businesses.

Mar 06, Sat 5-7pm

Apr 03, Sat 5-7pm

 May  01, Sat 5-7pm

Jun 05, Sat 5-7pm

Jul 03, Sat 5-7pm

Aug 07, Sat 5-7pm

Sep 04, Sat 5-7pm

Oct 02, Sat 5-7pm

Nov 06, Sat 5-7pm

Dec 04, Sat 5-7pm

In the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. The event observes COVID-19 guidelines.

And, too, far from a stuffy affair, the neighborhood Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hosts more of a block party than a strait-laced wine and cheese function (but don’t fret, there may be wine and cheese—along with a chance to meet and greet featured artists, live performances, live painting demonstrations and artist talks). Street parking is nearly impossible, plan to park in the designated Gilbert Block Building parking lot located on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery supports the community of NW artists and ideas using handmade products. The Gallery understands planning events is difficult during the impact of COVID-19 and the uncertain future.

We intend to provide flexibility as timelines change, to allow for hybrid approaches to the  2021 Seaside First Saturday Art Walks (including possible virtual programming), and encourage new ways of thinking about the access to the artists.

 

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Thank you for continuing to champion your artists, and speaking for the necessity of art in our future! You are such a gift to your community.”  — Drew Herzig

Impasto oil artist Tedd Chilless presented a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Artist Leopoldine Brew offered an artist talk about her WILD BEAUTY oil paintings during the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

 

 

Emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes gave an inspiring artist talk about her watercolor, pen and ink original works for the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Photo top left:

Landscape art by Lee Munsell, encaustic art Peg Wells, ocean oil by Phil Juttelstad, wave paintings by Sharon Abbott-Furze, woven twig basket by Charles Schweigert, and fused glass art pieces by Monet Rubin.

Photo top right:

Pelican mixed media by Helen Brown, watercolor landscapes by Mary Burgess, fresco paintings by Agnes Field, floral impasto by Tedd Chilless, pen and ink drawings by Vanessa K. Stokes, and fine art photography by Steven A. Bash.

 

Photo bottom left:

Fine art photograph by naturalist Neal Maine, abstract art by Barbara Martin, beeswax paintings by Kathryn Delany, graphite on yupo by Patricia ClarkFinley, landscape oil by Colette Fallon, and pottery by Suzy Holland.

 

Photo bottom right:

Mixed media WILD BEAUTY series by Jan Rimerman, woven twig basket by Charles Schweigert, wood bowls by Daniel Harris and Tom Willing

Photo collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY Exhibition and Art Sale

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew,  Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes, among others.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme of their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

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Last call for LIGHT and SHADOWS

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Exhibition featuring NW artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

LIGHT and SHADOWS front counter display featuring art by Patricia Clark-Fiinley and Vanessa K. Stokes. On exhibit through Oct. 31st

 

Enjoy the slide show from the exhibit’s opening on Oct. 3rd.  And, too, please note that social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines were in place. Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer, featuring guests, artists, and visitors on the evening of Oct. 3rd at Fairweather’s.

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LIGHT and SHADOW review: We are so used to seeing seasonal art tinged with the brightest colors, so much so that looking at this exhibition is almost like taking a step out of time.

A show that reflects on the mood of the monochromatic light, shadows, and atmosphere in the NW.”

 

In the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. The event observes COVID-19 guidelines.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Opening reception for WILD BEAUTY

Nov. 7th, 5-7:pm

Exhibiting NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme in their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

And, too, Tedd Chilless will offer a Painting Seaside Live event in impasto oils during the evening.

 

 

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Gallery visitor recently spotted artist Bev Drew Kindley photographing her HELLO SUNSHINE art on display.

“It was so good meeting you and seeing your beautiful and serene gallery. I thought you would enjoy a picture taken during my visit.” Susan

Last call for HELLO SUNSHINE on exhibit through August 25th.
Collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Sharing a few August artist grace notes:

Artists were prepared for the emotional challenges that come with a predominantly remote means for creating work during COVID-19.

“One unforeseen emotional benefit of the pandemic has been the recognition of an innate need for authenticity. The trust we place in each other at these vulnerable moments gives us a better sense of empathy.”  A. Schneider/ August, 2020

“Thank you for the article on following your passion. It was a wonderful read. I agree, more than ever, supporting artists and small businesses are  important. I know you are continuing to have support from visitors and your community.  I’m nearly finished with a piece that works well with your future shows. Coming soon. Best regards. –Diane Copenhaver

“Primordial Bay” abstract by Martha Lee

30″ x 30″

Thank you for your lovely note about my painting “Primordial Bay.” It was so uplifting. I have read it over at least 25 times and will read it every day. How thoughtful of you to reach out to me. I do hope that the planning for ongoing exhibitions is going well.  I  thank you that my paintings will be continued to be welcome in your elegant gallery. I treasure our connection to the arts.”   –Martha  Lee

Fairweather Gallery has been the place for cultural art gatherings, art talks, music events, art education, artist socializing,; indeed, it is a perfect event space to throw that perfect party. First and foremost,  however, it is an art gallery.

Throughout the years, many people have visited the gallery, locals and people from out of town, to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, art, music, wine tastings, listen to an inspiring artist talk, and, oftentimes, to offer a comforting ear about a good works event (Arctic Light/ Beaver Tales/ Ode to the Tides).

And, so, it goes forward, while maintaining balance during a pandemic within the arts community, Fairweather continues to develop a list of best practices following approved guidelines. The Gallery has taken into account a continuing shift moving on …with more steps forward with each passing month in offering after-hours arts events. What is on hold, until there is a containment of the virus is the LIVE music and wine tastings,  thereby keeping everyone safe and healthy.

What remains, and, truly, what is most important, is the art, artists, uplifting stories, and sense of community while observing social distancing practices.

Opening Reception

OVER and UP Exhibition

Sept. 5th, 5-7 p.m.

Featuring Northwest artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Patricia Clark-Finley, Pam Haunschild, Bob Kroll, Martha Lee, Jan Rimerman, Emily McNeil, Neal Maine, and Peg Wells.

OVER and UP focuses on contemporary art, showcasing a wide variety of art forms, mediums and expressions.

Visiting artists will offer talks.

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