Elaine Sawyer


Top ten 2016 smile times.
 Laughter has a magnetic quality.
Laughter is contagious and uncontrollable.
Laughter can create unique bonds between people.

Indeed.

The ability to have a good laugh — especially at our own expense — may be essential for survival.

TIME magazine reported: Ursula Beermann of the University of California, Berkeley, and Willibald Ruch of the University of Zurich studied 70 psychology students to gauge their ability to laugh at themselves. The findings support what has long been believed: that being able to laugh at oneself is not only a distinct trait, but is also linked with having an upbeat personality and good mood and may be the foundation for a good sense of humor.

And, so, we move forward to 2017!!!

A blank canvas.

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Black Hole Sun/ Monotype 11″x15″/ Sarah Lippold

Sarah Lippold is intrigued and challenged with replicating imagery without the use of technology. She prints and stencils with just about any material that can be found and used. She considers the images colorful snapshots of memory from the world around her. She began studying printmaking at Clatsop Community College in 2004 and has taken many printmaking workshops with many local and regional printmakers. She currently teaches art at the Fire Mountain School and The Tamata School.

 

“Regionalism is, at best, a rooted jumping off place that can bring a fresh eye and a sense of special observation to that which we see every day. The work in this exhibit uses material and images outside usual ways to urge viewers to areas beyond expected vision. The use of collage, found materials, fabric and light, add to the pattern and texture of the surface, as well as to the meaning. The work pushes against the usual process, not for novelty, but for heightened meaning”.–Agnes Field.

 

Trepassers by Don Frank

Trepassers by Don Frank


Don Frank a professional photographer living on the Oregon Coast, creates varied colorful imagery. His work is found in many galleries and collections across the country, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado. Many photographers simply observe. Don likes to participate.

Don Frank engaging friends and patrons at the opening reception for Against the Current.

How to Paint a Sunset

How to Paint a Sunset/Agnes Field/ Mixed Media: Paint, plaster, wood and collage/ 36″x48″

 

Agnes Field, a native Oregonian, worked in Italy, Finland, was awarded several residencies and completed her graduate work at New York University. She produces mixed media paintings assembled from her surroundings commonly accessible materials, such as cardboard, wood and fabric. The artwork attempts to create intrinsic objects that minimize the boundary between everyday experience and the commercialization of products.

 

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Sarah Lippold lectures about her print making art at the opening reception for Against the Current in Sept. 2016.

 “I am intrigued and challenged with replicating imagery without the use of technology.  The printing press is my copy machine, rollers add the color and stencils are made with just about any material you can imagine.  For these stencils an image is formed.  I present recognizable images (here in wood grain) always with a dreamy landscape (against the current).  This represents what I see every day around me.  Colors change throughout the day, shadows come and go.  My prints offer you a snapshot of my memory.” —Sarah Lippold

 

Against the Current opening reception.

Agnes Field, curator, opens the exhibit Against the Current, with an art lecture.

Agnes Field, artist/curator, lectures during the opening reception of “Against the Current”, an exhibition,  at Fairweather’s.

“Design and representation anchor art in the known world.  Draw a line horizontally across a blank canvas and we see a horizon and the beginning of a landscape. We complete the images because of our perceptual conditioning and try to make images into something we recognize–part of our known universe.  Abstract art seeks the unknown and stretches the perception of the known world.” —Agnes Field

Against the Grain through September   2016.

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An oil painting of leaves tied with string and hung on a door nail

“Caught” by Savvy Dani. An oil painting of leaves tied with string and hung on a door nail

From Savvy Dani.  “Caught” original oil on linen. 

Savvy Dani is a visual artist based in Seattle, WA. She uses traditional drawing and painting materials to unearth beauty in the world around her.

From Elaine Sawyer, jeweler.
“Each seed pearl is hand sewed onto a firm backing, anchored to a stable form and covered by ultra-suede. I have made pendants and cuff bracelets. I never duplicate a design and each piece takes many, many hours. My husband, Mike, does the lapidary work to cut and polish the stones into cabochons.” Elaine

Mike and Elaine Sawyer

Mike and Elaine Sawyer.

And, too, on Sept. 3rd during the opening reception for AGAINST THE CURRENT beaded cuff jeweler Elaine Sawyer spoke about her passion in creating fabulous beaded cuffs!

“I was educated in the Art of Nursing, working as a registered nurse for 38 years. The fine arts were critical to me to decompress and express my creative side. I found I have a good sense of composition, design, color and texture that gives me energy as I create.

Making jewelry from stringing paled as I learned weaving patterns: peyote, Russian weave, right-angled, and spiral using seed pearls. Then I discovered my true passion, pearl embroidery. I fell in love with the freedom to create totally original designs. I start with a natural stone cabochon, hand blown glass, or even a vintage button to serve as the focal point. That inspires me to choose the seed pearls in various colors, shapes, and textures to complement the piece.” —Elaine Sawyer

 

Boo

 

New! Book folding art from Mary Boitta, artist.

Michael Muldoon’s latest!

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From Susan Curington.  Spirit of Summer.

Christine Trexel Summer I

From Christine Trexel.  From plants grown in her garden: hand made paper, hand painted,  hand made box and hand made journals.

Eagle Sunrise

From Neal Maine.  Eagle Sunrise.  Del Rey Beach, Gearhart.

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Cindy

Introducing jewelry designer Cindy Ryder. 

“Power Tool Junkie”. These are the words that Cindy Ryder uses to describe herself.  If you can plug it in, power it with gas or a battery and make something using she will spend hours, days, months, or even years perfecting the way to use it to create something beautiful.

Cindy loves to work with Abalone shells that she cuts, shapes, drills and polishes, then pairs with the perfect combination of sterling silver and Swarovski crystals to create lovely art to wear. Abalones are marine mollusks, which is a fancy way of saying ocean snails.  Bench grinders are used to shape the cut pieces and  it’s onto the drill press.

Another of Cindy’s passions is being a self-taught lampwork bead artist. Lampworking is a process in which a torch is used to melt rods to glass to a molten state where it can be shaped into a bead.  She uses the beads to decorate a wide range of beautiful desk items and stainless steel kitchenware.  The beads are also incorporated into her jewelry. 

Cindy’s work has been selection and exhibited in several juried art shows in Reno Nevada, Lake Tahoe and Mendocino, California. Her beads have recently appeared in the The Flow Magazine and she looks forward to finding more creative outlets for her work.  She has recently relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

 

Nevada Museum of Art Annual Fundraiser

Power of Purse Exhibition Reno Nevada

Art Exhibit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada

 

 

 

“It is my mission to give customers exclusive, quality jewelry at reasonable pricing and providing them with a variety of our finest selections. By using resources from the natural materials on planet earth—abalone shells, sea glass, gemstones, crystal and silver—these exquisite “one-of-a-kind” necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pendants are all hand-picked and polished to perfection.” –Cindy Ryder

 

 

 

New sterling silver cuff bracelets, wrapped in suede, beaded with seed pearls and each with  semi precious gem stone focal by jeweler Elaine Sawyer.

 

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

Fall 2015, mother of pearl cuff

Fall 2015, mother of pearl cuff

Beaded cuff by Elaine Sawyer.

As fall approaches and days of bliss by the sea are shorter, artists are introducing new works.  From jewelry designer Elaine Sawyer unique one-of-a-kind cuffs that offer a tribute to the incoming season.

Fall 2015, mother of pearl cuff

Fall 2015, mother of pearl cuff

Discreet and chic beaded cuff by Elaine Sawyer.

About jeweler Elaine Sawyer.

“I was educated in the Art of Nursing, working as a registered nurse for 38 years. The fine arts were critical to me to decompress and express my creative side. I found I have a good sense of composition, design, color and texture that gives me energy as I create.

Making jewelry from stringing paled as I learned weaving patterns: peyote, Russian weave, right angled, and spiral using seed pearls. Then I discovered my true passion, pearl embroidery from a book by Sherry Serafini who does amazing work. I fell in love with the freedom to create totally original designs. I start with a natural stone Cabochon, hand blown glass, or even a vintage button to serve as the focal point. That inspires me to choose the seed pearls in various colors, shapes, and textures to complement the piece.

Each seed pearl is hand sewed onto a firm backing, anchored to a stable form and covered by ultra-suede. I have made pendants and cuff bracelets. I never duplicate a design and each piece takes many, many hours. My husband, Mike, does the lapidary work to cut and polish the stones into cabochons.” –Elaine

The jeweler’s mastery of pure design, harmonious colors, and timeless sophistication, Elaine Sawyer offers elegantly understated nature-inspired cuffs for the autumn season.

Comment received: “I am so happy you are featuring some of Elaine’s jewelry. She has an artistic eye for design and creativity. I love the jewelry I have from her.” — Connie Erickson