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Save the date. April 1st.  5-7:pm.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Opening reception for BLOOM, featuring artists Bev Drew Kindley, Gretha Lindwood , Susan Curington  with special guest appearance by Diana Moulder and  ecology  lecture  by naturalist Neal Maine.  

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Or.



Calligraphy quote for BLOOM by Penelope Culbertson. Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists… Penelope Culbertson for more info

For BLOOM, original art by Bev Drew Kindley

“We celebrate spring even more after a particularly dark season, when signs of renewal have appeared much later than usual.  Sometimes we need a bouquet of flowers  to keep our spirits up, to remind us of the joy.”  –artist Bev Drew Kindley


Bev Drew Kindley, a native Oregonian, with dual degrees in art and philosophy,  paints to understand  the inspiration of unique moments of light with impressionistic works of art that are to viewed as visual celebrations. “It’s my way of communicating with the world. My hope is to encourage appreciate and protection of our heritage and world.”

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com  …artists… Bev Drew Kindley for more about the artist.



Gretha Lindwood uses vibrant color and strong design, hallmarks of art work, developed during a career as an illustrator and graphic designer. Another lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, the artist cherishes landscapes honed by water and time and delight in capturing their beauty in the lush colors of pastels or oils to share with the viewer.


For BLOOM, original pastel by Gretha Lindwood

Recent honors:
Superintendent’s Award and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
“Into the Light: Plein Air Invitational Exhibition” Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
Northwest Pastel Society International Exhibit, Tacoma, WA
Los Gatos Plein Air 2015, Los Gatos, CA
Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel-by-the-sea, CA

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com … artists… Gretha Lindwood for more info




For BLOOM, original acrylic on linen by Susan Curington

Susan Curington, is thrilled to paint light dancing through a flower petal. Color and luminosity moves the artist in the way music moves others. “I love the surprises inherent in creating art, both in looking closely and carefully, and in applying paint to canvas.”



“I am third generation on my rural, wooded land; I have known particular trees since childhood. Living in the thick of nature daily and seeing the stars at night—I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything. Through my paintings I hope to express the profound gratitude I feel for the power and beauty of Nature.” –artist Susan Curington

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists … Susan Curington for more information about the artist.

Relevant work and life experience:

North Woods LLC, Manager & Marketing Director. Providing Pacific North West Hardwoods (Reclaimed or sustainably harvested) for wood artisans and wood turners.

Teacher for Tibetan Nun’s Project, under the auspices of HH the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala, India.

Subsequent fundraising for Tibetan Nun’s Project, USA, 501C3



Special BLOOM program by Diana Moulder, owner/designer at Dirt Flirt, celebrated locally as the go to window box and “pot lady”, is an artist gardener, whose containers are renowned for their surprise elements.   For nearly 20 years, through Diana’s eye, her company, Beach Blossoms, has featured plants capes that “paint with flowers”


  And, too, Diana for the opening reception has offered a lovely door prize featuring her unique designed seasonal color container, selected fresh from her hands for BLOOM!

 Trademark installations  have included the Post Office, the sidewalk planter containers and the Gearhart City Hall, in addition to many, many clients throughout the coastal communities–all epitomize her stunning style and use of unforgettable combinations.   

Please “like” http://www.facebook.com … Diana Moulder for more about the garden artist or call the garden artist (503) 739-0898



Baltimore Oriole by Neal Maine/PacificLight Images.

After a thirty-year career as an award-winning biology teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine became the first executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, which he co-founded in 1986. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images,  “dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests.” Photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems. Proceeds in support of North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC. Please visit http://www.nclc.org for more about the land trust.


For BLOOM, naturalist Neal Maine will speak about the ecology of the local habitats at 6: pm  on April 1st at Fairweather’s.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com … artists… Neal Maine for more information.


And, too,  three Painting Seaside LIVE episodes, painting demonstrations at Fairweather’s , will be offered  by Bev Drew Kindley,  Gretha Lindwood and Susan Curington on April 1st, from 5-7:pm.  Free and open to the public.

No foolin’  April 1st!  NW artists, art program, guest lectures, art demonstrations, adult beverages, light refreshments and flowers for everyone! 

BLOOM,  Fairweather House and Gallery opening reception.  April 1st. See and be seen.

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more information.

Source: Beaver Tales arriving to the historic Gilbert District for an Art Walk! May 6th.

Pair of Sand Hill Cranes by Carolyn Macpherson

About the artist:

Inspired by a ninth grade teacher, Carolyn  Macpherson has been painting in various media ever since. As a self-taught oil painter, she readily sold her art, but wished for the training that would give her more confidence. Upon graduation from Lewis & Clark, she was hired by the local community college to teach evening art classes and calligraphy. She was also active in the Washington State Arts Commission and directed the SW Washington Arts Festival.
Later, she began to win awards at major art competitions in California, where she resided with her husband and their four children at the time. She established an art gallery in the Gold Rush town of Murphys.

Thanks to an accident created by her cat spilling pre-mixed watercolors on her paper, she adopted a highly concentrated style of painting where the rich dark backgrounds of still life and florals popped off the paper. Workshops featuring this dynamic technique became a regular part of her teaching schedule. Numerous awards and accolades followed, including showing at Sacramento art galleries, the Crocker Art Museum, wine label design awards, publications in the American Artist magazine and the book, “How Did You Paint That?”

Carolyn served as an interpretive host at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon, setting up her easel and using art to explain the region’s geology. She was commissioned to illustrate all of the interpretative displays at the Visitor’s Center, as well as the signage for the park’s hiking trails and botanical gardens. Loss of her husband has left a distinct impression on her current work, which is now softer, more atmospheric and introspective. Carolyn’s work is a reflection of her commitment to plein air painting, and often features birds in flight or the natural environment.

Currently her work can be seen at Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, Town Hall Arts in Copperpolis, CA, and Bradley’s Fine Art in Fort Meyer, FL.

For more information about our gallery please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com



Sandhill Cranes in Flight by Carolyn Macpherson. 

About Sandhill Cranes in Oregon.

Whether stepping singly across a wet meadow or filling the sky by the hundreds and thousands, Sandhill Cranes have an elegance that draws attention. These tall, gray-bodied, crimson-capped birds breed in open wetlands and fields in the Pacific Northwest from February to early April. They group together in numbers, filling the air with distinctive rolling cries. Sandhill Cranes are known for their dancing skills. Courting cranes stretch their wings, pump their heads, bow, and leap into the air in a graceful and energetic dance. They mate for life—which can mean two decades or more—and stay with their mates year-round. Sandhill Crane chicks can leave the nest within 8 hours of hatching, and are even capable of swimming.

The elegance of cranes has inspired people in cultures all over the world—including the great scientist, conservationist, and nature writer Aldo Leopold, who wrote of their “nobility, won in the march of aeons.”  For more information go to: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/sandhill_crane



Carolyn Macpherson

Save the date and time! 

“YEARN” opening reception at Fairweather’s

Introducing Emerging Artist Ashley Howarth

Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE event

February 4th, 2017. 5-7: pm during the

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk!!!

At 6:m Seaside naturalist, fine art photographer Neal Maine will speak about the local wildlife ecology

To view the images from Neal Maine/PacificLight Images,  please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery/artists/Neal Maine

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

In the historic Gilbert District.

In the historic Gilbert District.


Artist’s Statement:

“I have worked my way through many trends, painting styles, and media because I am a restless person. Never satisfied with status quo, I love experimentation and teaching, which I find keeps my mind open to different ways of viewing the world. I discover from my students an entirely different way of reacting to the landscape. How in the world did Paul see that tree as if it were weeping? How did Mary see all that purple in a bush I saw as mainly green? Priceless input!

I work on a series with a rather mundane subject—eggs—until I had exhausted every single way I could see and paint them. I’ve used unusual material like powdered dye in the backgrounds because I get excited about the serendipitous result like when brown blooms out with the red, blues and yellows that comprise a neutral color’s makeup. This unifies my subject to their background. Thus, I have become an expert at controlling happy accidents or using them to lead me toward another interpretation of my subject. This has led me to put on workshops that teach aspiring artists how to loosen up and experiment with watercolors, because they are, indeed, so correctable in spite of their reputation.

My time as an interpretative camp host at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon taught me the necessary discipline for the plein air paintings.

The recent loss of my husband, best friend and critic has led me to an understanding of how grief can humble one, yet also teach you to be more expressive and introspective. My paintings are now softer, more atmospheric, as if viewed though a veil of tears. Watercolors allows for the fluid interpretation of scenes that I strive for and makes the statement I choose to make about how fragile our environment is; how important it is to respect the incredible diversity of the plants and animals we have been blessed with on this earth to paint and enjoy.” —Carolyn Macpherson




Carolyn Macpherson teaching a watercolor class.

For more information go to: http://www.motherlodeartassociation.org/programs.html

And, too, Carolyn Macpherson will offer an artist’s lecture at Fairweather’s on Feb. 4th!

Yearn Opening reception. 5-7:pm.

612 Broadway, Seaside, OR

And, too, Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE episode during the Feb. 4th Art Walk @ Fairweather’s.

“During my demo, I shall try to create some of that illusive, misty, beach atmosphere Seaside is so well known for as I paint a lonely estuary scene in water color. No other medium, in my opinion, expresses that wet-on-wet look so well! I will spritz water onto the paper, drop in pre-mixed watercolor paint and pour heavy washes of rich paint to express reflections in the water, trees and rocks. A bird may fly by or a raccoon may stop to take a sip of water. Or, perhaps the scene will be strong enough to stand on its own. Haven’t decided that yet!”–Carolyn


DUANE BOLSTER Master Harp Builder 


Duane Bolster was born in 1948 in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from high school, he began working in the operating rooms at Emanuel Hospital to pay his way through college. He graduated from the University of Oregon Medical School, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1974.  

Duane worked for forty five years in Pacific Northwest hospitals. He spent much of his time working in operating rooms, and Intensive Care Units. The last thirty six years of his work, he focused on treating critically ill children who needed emergency dialysis and aphaeresis.


It was during the years that he was involved with pediatrics that Duane witnessed the wonderful healing and soothing effects that harp music had on the children he cared for, and on their parents. Inspired by this, he began building harps for his own children. The first harp was seen by a thanatologist with the Children’s Cancer Association. She requested that he build the CCA a harp, which resulted in professional harpists and students throughout the western United States requesting custom harps from Duane. 


The Hero award from CCA “For Creating a Magnificent Harp for the Music Program” in 2006

The John Barry Award from Northwest Kidney Kids Inc. “For Providing Exceptional Care to Children with Kidney Disease” in 2010



Duane and Carol Bolster


 And, too a back story: 

“My wife Carol, and I were in the Fairweather Gallery recently.  It was suggested to us that I could bring some of the harps which I make to the First Saturday Art Walk in December.  Thanks so much.  We always enjoy the art featured in your gallery.” –Duane and Carol


Save and time:

December 3rd, 5-7pm.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s.

612 Broadway

Opening reception for Quiet and Clarity

Special guest Duane Bolster

Lead artist Marga Stanley

Introducing  new artist Diane Copenhaver.

Introducing work by emerging artist Ashley Howarth.

Nature lecture by  Neal Maine at 6:pm.

LIVE holiday music by Shirley 88.

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

For more information about the lead artist arriving please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ Marga Stanley

For more information about the speaker please visit http://www.fairweatherhosueandgandgallery.com/ artists/ Neal Maine

For more information about the emerging artist  please visit ashleyhowarth.virb.com


Image titled: “Testing: by Neal Maine, nature photographer.

Coastal bull elk  in the Neacoxie, Gearhart, Oregon.

  • During the rut season in the fall bulls gather cows and calves into small groups called harems
  • Bulls wallow in mud to coat themselves to attract cows
  • They also bugle and rub trees, shrubs and the ground with their antlers to attract cows and intimidate other bulls
  • Bulls guard their harems from other bulls
  • Sometimes, bulls wage battles for a harem

    For more information about elk go to https://www.rmef.org

“Unless otherwise noted, images are presented as they were photographed. Slight adjustment by cropping, lightening or darkening may have been used, but the photo subject is presented as recorded in the Oregon coastal landscapes.” —Neal Maine

Proceeds in support of NCLC.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ Neal Maine for more images.



Word nerd by Ryan Hume/ CoastWeekend article June 15, 2015
Neacoxie [nē•käk•sē] noun

1. Neacoxie Creek: this stream that drains the Clatsop Plains has undergone a major change over the years due in part to drifting sand. Where it once flowed north to empty into Cullaby Lake, since the completion of Clatsop Canal Project, the creek now spills into the Necanicum River as the last tributary before that river dumps into the Pacific Ocean.

2. Neacoxie Lake: Also known as Sunset Lake due to its proximity to Sunset Beach just west of U.S. Highway 101, this 107-acre lake is stocked with rainbow trout but also has natural populations of black crappie, bluegill and perch.

Neahcoxie by way of niak-ákwsi or ni-a-kok-si, which means “where the little pines are.” The creek takes its name from the Indian village that sat on the mouth of the creek.

“Columbia Beach will have two roomy and well-equipped boat-houses, one on Neacoxie Creek and the other on Smith’s lake. The former will house the new rowboats and canoes placed there by the company and the latter will make a home for the new 24-foot launch.

Columbia Trust Company, “We Are Doing Great Things,” The Morning Oregonian, May, 1909

“G. B. Johnson, of Astoria, has become a frequent visitor at Columbia Beach, the chief attraction being the finny fish tribe in Neacoxie Creek. Mr. Johnson is a great angler and succeeds at getting a fine string of bass at each visit.”

—“Ocean Resort Grows,” The Sunday Oregonian, July, 1909

Save the date and time.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

November 5th, 5-7: pm

Opening reception for the exhibition A SIMPLE APPROACH.

The essence of every sanctuary one creates in the approaching season can be distilled down to the principles of classic neutrals, materials that endure and soothing sight lines in art pulled from a serene environment.

At 6: pm, Neal Maine, ecologist, premier wildlife photographer, and co-founder of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will offer a lecture on the local habitat.


New work: “Forte” 20 x 30 in oil on deep cradled wood panel by Melissa Jander.

Q: What is the meaning of forte, you ask?
A: A thing that excels. Synonyms: strength, strong, special gift. The ocean, indeed, is a gift to us all.



New work: “Crescendo” 20 x 30 in oil on deep cradled wood panel by Melissa Jander.

Q: What is the meaning of crescendo, you ask?
A: The loudest point reached in a gradually increasing sound. Indeed, the ocean offers a progressive increase in force or intensity with each incoming wave.

We welcome Melissa Jander, previously a guest artist, as a resident artist in the Fairweather Gallery!  Her art is spot on, don’t you agree?

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Melissa Jander for more information.



“Yesterday I was running around Seaside doing errands, fighting traffic and the heat. I stopped by the Fairweather Gallery to drop off a new item and was transported! Upon crossing the threshold of the shop I felt I had entered an island of tranquility. Suddenly coolness, gentle music, fresh fragrance filled the air and my eyes were calmed by the beauty of the fine creations of Fairweather’s artists. What a soothing experience for a harried day. Denise works her magic in ways that always bring joy.”Linda Ballard


From textile artist Linda Ballard. “Your bag for the journey.” 

Equine II backstory: 

“Every summer I make a solo journey back to the wilds of Montana. I have a yearning to visit the Bitterroots, then head north to visit old friends in Kalispell. Along the way I stop into favorite tack shops searching for tack to use in my bags. Tack inventory varies year to year and this year was a bounty! Loading up at my favorite shop in Lolo, Mt I then head south to Hamilton. Wandering into a new tack shop there I found a few items and was just about to leave when out of the corner of my eye I spotted a decorative halter piece buried in the mix.

I couldn’t believe the beautiful decoration. I carved metal bands and smaller metal decorations at connection points. Such a lucky find! Usually I wait until I get home to the Oregon coast take apart the tack but I couldn’t resist trying to figure out how to use these newly found lovely pieces. So up in the fire lookout where I was staying I painstakingly took apart the halter, discarding the old worn leather, cleaning up the pieces and thinking about how I’d assemble a new bag using the new found treasure. The assembly of Equine II required some engineering but it has all been worth it to get the lovely carved metal band affixed. This one of a kind bag will endure many a journey, beautifully.” –Linda

Q: What else is happening at the Seaside coast, you ask?
A:  ‘Tis Mother of all relays!



Just the facts:
DATES: August 26 – 27, 2016
TOTAL TEAMS: 1,050 teams of 12 runners
RACE COURSE: Hood To Coast is 198 miles long.
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: The 2016 event will include 12,600 runners and 3,600 volunteers
ORIGIN: HTC began in 1982 with 8 teams and has filled the team cap on the opening day of registration for the last 18 years straight!

For more info to go: https://www.facebook.com/ Hood To Coast


Seaside, the beach, the waves, the community,  the visitors, the runners and the walkers are creating memories that will last, always and forever.

Bev lecturing

Bev Drew Kindley lectured during the opening reception for MOMENTS LIKE THIS, an exhibition featuring art mesmerized by the sparkling ocean and fiery sunsets, “in light so soft and tender, despite its brilliance” as artist Henri Matisse said.

“It takes nearly as many revisions as a painting to find the best words to explain how or why. I paint because I see something that resonates within me–special moments like a cheering color, a dramatic light, a flowing design–or some idea that I need in my life. Often I’m not aware of the reason until later. Struggling and experimenting to find ways to express the perfection I find takes time and attention yet the mindful appreciation is very calming and satisfying. I feel happy when someone else understands and enjoys my painting. It’s fun to find special moments and special places in Seaside, the beauty that we may not notice unless we stop to really look. I remind people that it is really there!”Bev Drew Kindley


The artist, with dual degrees in Art and Philosophy, strives to encourage appreciation and protection of our heritage and world through her art.


close up Bev painting

Bev Drew Kindley painting Seaside LIVE ™ @ Fairweather’s.

For a live video of the art demonstration go to: https://youtu.be/FEx285fQ-HA


At the Seaside Painting LIVE ™ event, Bev Drew Kindley  asked an art patron: “What do you see in my painting?”  And, the answer…a mermaid reclining between two gulls.  The artist offered her art inspiration taken from a photo as an explanation.  See! The mermaid captured in the painting was actually a part of driftwood.

The artist, a native Oregonian, paints to understand the unique moments of light and weather.  All of her recent work begins with the experience of the real location, later finished in the studio. The artist, with dual degrees in Art and Philosophy, strives to encourage appreciation and protection of our heritage and world through her art.

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Bev Drew Kindley


And, too, save the date and time.  What’s next?   September 3rd, 2016.  

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk 5-7:pm.  

Fairweather’s opening reception for AGAINST THE GRAIN.

For more info go to http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk


Artist Paul Brent arrives to offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode at Fairweather’s.

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ Paul Brent

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