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R.J. Marx performed LIVE on May 4.  Art by Lisa Sofia Robinson and Barbara Rosbe Felisky; calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and Brenda Gordon.

 

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.

 

 

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 legend Willie Nelson!!!

 

For more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Image:  “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller/ logo calligraphy by Kajira Berry

Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.

 

 

To view the art selection for  the Ode to the Tides Show and Sale, go to https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y

For more info about the art, please contact art curator, Sara Vickerman,   svickerman@comcast.net

Naturalist, ecologist, photographer Neal Maine

Photo of Neal Maine on location/ c. Randall Henderson used with permission.

 

Naturalist, ecologist and acclaimed photographer Neal Maine will lecture during the Seaside June “Ode to the Tides” show, a Wetlands Conservancy traveling art exhibit to highlight the beauty and economic value of near-shore coastal habitats.

 “Raising the Capacity of Estuary and Wetlands Awareness” by Neal Maine

Seaside Public Library

1131 Broadway Street

June 13, 6-8:00 pm

Free  program and open to the public


“Communities must explore a strategic framework that functions and bridges the gap at the community and regional level that makes ongoing community-based awareness an everyday agenda item.”

Neal Maine often lectures throughout the region raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests.

“Communities must find ways to ensure systemic community renewal for all citizens beyond government meetings. Efforts need to include comprehensive engagement of citizens in a broad range of community processes.”

 

After a thirty-year career as an award winning biology teacher at Seaside High School since his retirement, Neal Maine has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images. Photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands. PacificLight Images, is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect habitat.

 

Watercolor by Pam Haunschild/ Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale

 

 

The Wetlands Conservancy and partners are sponsoring Ode to the Tides, a traveling art exhibit and sale to highlight the ecological value of near-shore coastal habitats.

 For more info, go to https://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/ode-to-tides-art-exhibit/

 

Image:  “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller/ logo calligraphy by Kajira Berry

 

Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale contains original art in a variety of media, created by Northwest artists at venues on the Northern Oregon coast and Willamette Valley.

Through May 28th– Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis OR

Through June 30th Fairweather Gallery and Art-in-Loft Gallery in Beach Books, Seaside OR

August 2nd – September 25th Newport Visual Arts Center & Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center & Maritime Museum, Newport OR

November – December Beaverton Library & Beaverton City Hall, Beaverton OR

For a sneak peek at the art created for the exhibit, please go to https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y

 

 

The Wetlands Conservancy is the only organization in Oregon dedicated to permanently protect, conserve and restore Oregon’s greatest wetlands.

 

Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.

https://wetlandsconservancy.org/

 

Grant funding  for the SEASIDE Ode to the Tides exhibit and program made possible through:

Purpose The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition grants are funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust and awarded to projects that support, maintain, preserve and …

 

Image: “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller/ logo calligraphy by Kajira Berry

 

 

The Wetlands Conservancy presents Ode to the Tides

Seaside Oregon

To celebrate the aesthetic and ecological significance of Oregon’s estuaries and tide pools, The Wetlands Conservancy has collaborated with the Clatsop County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Sea Grant, and Institute for Natural Resources to host the Ode to Tides art exhibit and sale. The exhibit, first shown at Oregon State University through May, arrives in Seaside through June.

The exhibit opens on June 1 at two locations in Seaside.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway Street and The Art-in-Loft Gallery at Beach Books 616 Broadway Street.

The traveling exhibit includes artwork of all kinds, from paintings to fiber, wood, stone, glass and ceramics. With regional and local artists displaying their work, the exhibit and sale bring together a multitude of styles and creativity.

The exhibit will feature juried art for purchase. A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to conserve Oregon’s Coastal estuaries.

The exhibit focuses on the plants, animals, fish, land formations and the magic of estuaries and tide pools, the rich mixing zones where freshwater from the land meets salt water from the sea. This blend creates a unique environment with abundant and diverse life. Estuaries gather nutrients from both land and sea, forming an ecosystem that contains more life per square inch than the richest Midwest farmland.  Oregon’s 22 major estuaries are ecologically essential for many fish and wildlife species, including salmon, herring, flounder, crab, oysters, clams, wading birds, ducks, and otters, providing habitat for reproduction, rearing, resting and foraging.

 

Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.

The exhibit will be on view in Seaside through June 30.

About The Wetlands Conservancy: Founded in 1981, The Wetlands Conservancy is the only organization in Oregon dedicated to working in partnership with communities statewide to permanently protect, conserve and restore Oregon’s greatest wetlands– our most biologically rich and diverse lands. The mission of The Wetlands Conservancy is to conserve, enhance and restore the physical and ecological values of Oregon’s greatest wetlands for current and future generations. For more information, please visit http://www.wetlandsconservancy.org.

 

 

To view the art selection for  the Ode to the Tides Show and Sale, go to https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y

For more info about the art, please contact art curator, Sara Vickerman,   svickerman@comcast.net

Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale

Fairweather Gallery Exhibition Hours

June 2019

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 10-6

Sun 11-4

(503) 738-8899

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

Grant funding  for the SEASIDE Ode to the Tides exhibit and program made possible through:

Purpose The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition grants are funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust and awarded to projects that support, maintain, preserve and …

 

Artist Lisa Sofia Robinson in her Seaside home studio

“My work is a constant search for the best way to interpret ideas of who I am and how I see the world. The visual arts break through the boundary of words, creating a rich and textural language of its own. My artistic endeavor started in photography with my own black and white darkroom. I ran the photography studio for 20 years. My first love in photography, was the figure. I loved being a portrait photographer.  Then I began painting full-time. Every painting is created with a goal of showing positive energy. My art is vibrant with complimentary colors mixed almost like a scientific experiment!”

 

“Red Dress” original by Lisa Sofia Robinson

Self-portrait Lisa Sofia Robinson

Artist statement:

My work is a constant search for the best way to interpret ideas of who I am and how I see the world. The visual arts break through the boundary of words, creating a rich and textural language of its own. I was born into a family with a long history of artists. My mother’s distant cousin was Maxfield Parrish who would visit with her uncle to paint while they lived in Canada. She and her sisters were all artists. I grew up with the smell of oil paint and mineral spirits.

My artistic endeavor started in photography with my own black and white darkroom. I ran the photography studio for 20 years. A photographic image is a mathematical equation and it cannot capture that intake of air you make when you observe a brilliant sunset or the mood you feel on a foggy day.

A few years ago, I was driving along Highway 101 at the North Oregon Coast and witnessed an incredible sunset through windswept evergreen trees bordering the ocean. I knew that I couldn’t capture the emotions which had washed over me through a camera lens. The vivid orange and pink glowing through the dark green boughs had electricity which still gives me goosebumps! The air was alive.

As I continued my drive, I was hit by the sadness and anger which seems to permeate the world right now. I began painting full-time. Every painting is created with a goal of showing positive energy. My art is vibrant with complimentary colors mixed almost like a scientific experiment!

And so, as I venture out and present my work to a larger audience than Charlie, my dog, in my 400 square foot studio, I am so pleased by the reaction of many.

I am excited to present my “resistance” movement to you. If enough of us step out of the maelstrom and begin to create a positive current of energy, perhaps our planet won’t implode!  Lisa Sofia Robinson

 

 

“Jazz” original by Lisa Sofia Robinson

“My daughter was a jazz singer.  My son played jazz trumpet.”  Lisa

 

During the May 4 Seaside Art Walk at Faiweather’s, artist Lisa Sofia Robinson spoke about her portraiture art and R.J. Marx played LIVE jazz music.

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

On view through May  29, 2019

 “Portraiture” featuring regional artists Leah Kohlenberg, Susan Romersa, Patricia Clark-Finley, Rebecca Gore, Carolynn Wagler, Carolyn Macpherson, Mike Mason and Russell J. Young.

Welcoming new artists Karen Doyle, Lisa Sofia Robinson and Shelby Silver.

“I often use combinations of 2 -5 people as a reference for creating my figures. When painting my figuratives, I like to use people as symbols. My desire is to refrain from painting of someone specific so my paintings can speak to a wide audience.  I have ventured out and presented my work to a larger audience than Charlie, my dog, in my 400 square foot studio. I am so pleased by the reaction of many,”  Lisa Sofia Robinson.

Introducing new emerging artists Tamara Watanabe and Vanessa Stokes.

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.

“I am seeking representation, here on the coast. I am looking for serious collectors of my original pieces.  You have such a distinguished eye in art and home decor. Having your artwork amid home furnishings helps your customers visualize the pieces in their own homes.” Lisa Sofia Robinson

 

Welcome to Fairweather’s.

Seaside artist Lisa Sofia Robinson. 

R.J. Marx is a leading tenor saxophone stylist, specializing in bebop, swing, hard bop and modern jazz.

 

After classical and jazz studies, Marx attended Berklee College of Music in Boston in the mid-1970s. While pursuing a career in journalism, he maintained a lifelong interest in jazz. He returned to performance in 2001, continuing studies with celebrated jazz pianist Pete Malinverni and saxophonists Ralph Lalama and Charlie Lagond.

Marx, a founding member of the Katonah Studio Jazz Band, appeared regularly at prestige venues throughout the metro New York region.
Moving to the Oregon Coast in 2015, he teamed with guitarist John Orr, drummer Dave Gager and bassist Joe Church to record and produce “The R.J. Marx Quartet,” a collection of hard-driving and contemporary jazz tunes, through Bent Rabbit Records.

As a duo, Marx and Orr appeared in February with jazz great Tom Grant and singer Shelly Rudolph in concert. They gig along the coast and can be heard monthly at WineKraft in Astoria.

As a solo player, Marx weaves a musical history reflecting his influences from swing, bebop and modern jazz, inspired by Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and the greats of American music.

 

Save the date and time.

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday May 4.

The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside in various sponsoring locations.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Opening artist reception for “Portraiture” featuring regional artists Leah Kohlenberg, Susan Romersa, Patricia Clark-Finley, Rebecca Gore, Carolynn Wagler, Carolyn Macpherson, Mike Mason and Russell J. Young.

Welcoming new artists Karen Doyle, Lisa Sofia Robinson and Shelby Silver.

Introducing new emerging artists Tamara Watanabe and Vanessa Stokes.

“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.

Seaside artist Blue Bond, who will be offering a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the Art Walk.

One highlight  of the ‘Portraiture’ opening will be LIVE jazz music by R.J. Marx.

As a solo player, Marx weaves a musical history reflecting his influences from swing, bebop and modern jazz, inspired by Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and the greats of American music.

 ‘Portraiture’ habitat lecture by local naturalist, wildlife photographer Neal Maine at 6: pm.

For more info about Doing Good Works, visit the artists tab Neal Maine at   www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Q: What is an interesting bit of information about R.J.Marx, you ask?

A: R. J. Marx  is editor of the Seaside Signal and covers South County for The Daily Astorian.

 

Q: What is another interesting bit of information about R.J.Marx, you ask?

A: R. J. Marx is married to Eve Marx, north coast newspaper columnist/feature writer – EO Media Group.  And, too, Eve is the best selling author of  ”Beddington Place,” a hot new novel.


Back wall display featuring acrylics  by Jan Shield, landscapes by Judy Horning Shaw, cabbage by Sandy Caghill, and vintage Hunt Slohem bunny art.

On the trestle table display: floral oil by Blue Bond, Landscape by Jan Shield, art glass by Mike Fox, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, handmade journal by Christine Trexel, segmented vase by Mike Brown, bracelets by Barbara Walker, floral cards by Mike Mason,  sand blasted beverage glasses by Bob Heath, hand-made candles and mouth blown glass.

Pillar wall display features oils by Melissa Jander.

 

 

Cabinet top featuring bamboo basket art by Charles Schweigert,  watercolor by Carolyn Macpherson and vintage Chanel necklaces by Reneé Hafeman.

Cabinet interior featuring beaded mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely, rice paper art by Zifen Qian, dragonfly book matched box by Ray Noregaard, oak spoons by Mike Morris, wood bowl by Mike Brown, encaustic poppy by Kimberly Kent, floral oil by Melissa Jander and wood canisters by Fred Lukens.

 

Floral oil by Paul Brent, wood canister by Fred Lukens and mouth blown art glass.

 

Art by James Waterman, laser cut bronze bowls, wood bowl by Mike Brown with wire garden follies.

 

Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, portrait oil by Blue Bond,  impasto floral by Melissa Jander, mouth blown glass vase with mercury glass candlesticks, hand-made ribbed candles and one-of-a-kind asymmetrical necklaces by Mary Truhler.

 

Floral art  by Barbara Bacon Folawn, art glass by Bob Heath, handmade paper box by Christine Trexel, knitted shawl by Karen Johnson, jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard,  wood shells by Mike Brown, bracelets by Mary Boitta and abstract watercolor by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.

 

Fused glass by Mike Fox, floral art by Bev Drew-Kindley,  yupo art by Carolyn Macpherson, glass platter by Sandy and Bob Lercari with floral teapot set by Kate Caryle.

 

 

“Displaying for ‘Life Abundant’  Fairweather’s April exhibition, was a delight working with selected regional artists.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist and allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

 

For more about the gallery, please go to www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Nature- the garden that we all inhabit, called Mother Earth. It is our safe haven.” 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

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