Shirley 88


ICONIC!  Oregon Coast Sunsets port hole view from Brownie’s Workshop.

Mike Brown. Master Wood Artist.

“Apparently glass is infused in Mike’s soul. He has introduced it back in his woodworking.”

 

Mike Brown’s  newest ICONIC creation is a vase called “Oregon Coast Sunsets” which incorporates four glass portholes and photographs taken on while on vacations!

Each porthole shows a beautiful sunset along the northern, central, and southern Oregon Coast and includes sand and shells to highlight the view through the porthole!

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Mike Brown is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He has had a creative mind and an intense work ethic and likes to express himself building works of art with different mediums using glass and exotic hard woods.

During his school days he took all different types of shop classes including various crafts, leatherwork, and metal but didn’t start working with wood until he started working at a glass shop at the age of 15 ½.  His first boss, Doyle Clapper, was his mentor and shared with Mike his love of woodworking along with giving Mike a broad knowledge of all aspects of construction.  After 35 years, Mike retired from the glass business and finally could pursue his passion for woodworking fulltime.
Mike started creating exotic wood intarsia pictures, learning the art of Intarsia by Judy Gale Robert. He won multiple Best of Awards at the Annual Artistry in Wood Juried show. He also enjoys turning bowls and vases on his lathe and has given many of them away as gifts to family and friends.
He started experimenting creating filigree pictures and ornaments using the scroll saw along with striped-ring exotic wood bowls. The internet is a wonderful thing and he happened upon Steve Garrison’s Ebook on creating wooden sea shells. This became his new passion and once again he won Best of Class and Best of Division awards at the Juried Woodworking show for his wood nautilus shells. These shells range from 35 to 170 wedges of wood and each one takes up to 40 hours to cut, glue, sand, and finish.

He uses exotic woods such as Padauk, Purple Heart, Myrtlewood, and Birdseye Maple, and completes them with a hand-rubbed lacquer finish. Each one is an exquisite piece of art and just like a seashell, no two are alike.

 


Mike has now expanded into turning segmented bowls and vases on his lathe along with creating his own patterns. He is also experimenting with liquid inlay and has created a stunning piece he calls “Purple Heart of Gold” using Purpleheart, Yellowheart,  and Maple woods with gold liquid inlay.

 

 

 

First Shout Out for What’s up Next!

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!
June 3rd 5-7:pm

Opening reception for ICONIC!!!

Definition of iconic:

1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon

2: widely recognized and well-established •an iconic brand name

3: widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence •an iconic image  •an iconic vacation

Fairweather House and Gallery

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Featuring Fairweather artists: Mike Brown, Penelope Culbertson, Melissa Jander, Carmela Newstead  and introducing fine art photographer Dale Veith!

Artist Carolyn McPherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode!

Shirley 88 will perform LIVE!

Naturalist, ecologist Neal Maine will speak at 6:pm (sharp) about the local habitat!

 

For more information about the artists, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists tab

 

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

Front display table at Fairweather’s  featuring calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and ‘Irish Vista’, oil on linen,  by Michael Muldoon.

Please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com  …artists tab/  Penelope Culbertson/  Michael Muldoon for more information about the artists.

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Grace Note:

To Fairweather  artists, guests and cultural art patrons:

“Thank you for the sharing of your time at the opening reception of Irish Lands on March 4th, 2017.  The exhibition, which continues through March 28th,  all about the telling of Irish people who dance to the tune of their own muse and in doing so offer prose and art that reaches back to the beginning of time.” –Denise Fairweather

And, too, just in from Celtic jewelry designer Mary Hurst.

Braided Welsh pewter and amethyst quartz necklace.

 

For more info about the Mary Hurst please go to https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/tis-celtic-jewelry-by-mary-hurst-…

’tis Celtic jewelry by Mary Ryan Hurst for IRISH LANDS, an exhibition …Feb. 26, 2017

Pearls, sterling and crystal by Mary Hurst Ryan, Celtic jewelry designer. “I enjoy the blog and see how busy and involved you are in the art …

For more images  from the March 4th events in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

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“I love those who yearn for the impossible.” J. Wolfgang von Goethe

Dreaming.  Envisioning.  Longing.  Moving Forward.  

Expressing. Creating. Releasing. Flying.

“To yearn is to envision the possible in the midst of the impossible. Every work of art, be it a watercolor, oil, carving, photograph, textile, jewelry and even the music (Shirley88), speaks to those who yearn to express what lies within. They do not allow the tentacles of the mundane to keep them from reaching for flight in freedom of creative expression.”— Shirley

Shirley Smith-Yates

Shirley Smith-Yates/ Shirley 88

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

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk Motto:

“THOSE THAT LIVE FOR THE ARTS, SUPPORT THE ARTS.”

Watercolor artist Carolyn Macpherson arrived to paint LIVE ™ on Feb. 4th  during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s.

In addition, she offered an artist’s talk about her unique pouring technique, thanks to an accident created by her cat spilling premixed watercolors on her paper.

Since then, Carolyn has adopted a highly concentrated style of painting where the rich dark backgrounds of still life pop off the paper.

 

“It’s hard to imagine that you think about something you’d like to happen, an artist painting LIVE for visitors, and it happens beautifully. We are so very fortunate and grateful to  Carolyn Macpherson, who  shared her talent for guests, friends and art patrons.”–Denise Fairweather.

 

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

Celebrating 11 years in 2017 of  hosting acclaimed regional and emerging artists.

A Fairweather event, truly, is  a personalized, very local, one-on-one interaction that brings art to everyone.

The Art Walk evenings are free, open to the public, visitors and residents, alike.

And, too,  it’s all about building a great experience, which leads to building a place that we love all more, which leads to building a better, and more beloved  community.

As 2016 ends, we take a moment to reflect on the past. 

We  look forward to the future.

We honor those who have demonstrated the transformative power of art.

Top ten 2016  Fairweather Seaside First Saturday Art Walk moments.

Enjoy!  Thank you!!!

 

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“Ultimately, the success of an image being selected a top ten moment is finding a personalized, very local, one-on-one connection that brings back a Faiweather House and Gallery feeling. It’s all about building that great experience, which leads to a place that is loved, which leads to building a great community.”–Denise Fairweather, gallerist.

For more information about the artists and images please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com and
http://www.facebook.com/lindafentonmendenhallphotography

Upcoming 2017 Fairweather House and Gallery Seaside First Saturday Art Walk dates.

Feb 4th

Mar 4th

Apr 1st

May 6th

Jun 3rd

Jul 1st

Aug 5th

Sep 2nd

Oct 7th

Nov 4th

Dec 2nd

Residents and visitors alike enjoy an evening of community and culture as various art venues within walking distance of each other host art exhibits and refreshments, between 5-7 p.m. with the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

The art walk, celebrating 13 years in 2017, is in the historic Gilbert District. The Gilbert District, established in 1914, celebrated 100 years of rich history and timeless tradition in 2014. Awarded the 2004 Oregon Main Street Downtown Gateway Award, the area is now home to shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Dedicated parking is located one block West off the Pacific Coast Highway 101, on the corner of Holladay and Broadway.

Motto: “Those that live for the arts, support the arts.” All rights reserved.

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

 

 

“Those with talent and drive will always strive to bring their visions of beauty and style forward.” –M. Boodro, Editor Elle Décor

“When conditions are right, remarkable things transpire.”

For more images from the opening reception please visit http://www.facebook/com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

For more information about the photographers Neal Maine and Linda Fenton-Mendenhall please visit:

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Neal Maine

http://www.facebook.com/Linda Fenton-Mendenhall Photography

 

 

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Save date the time. Opening reception for QUIET AND CLARITY during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s on Dec. 3rd. 5-7:pm.

DUANE BOLSTER, harp maker, arrives Dec. 3rd, 5-7:pm.

Duane Bolster harp close up

Duane Bolster harp close up

Word of mouth has resulted in professional harpists and students throughout the western United States requesting custom built harps from Duane Bolster.

And, too, a call out for a harpist to play Dec. 3rd at Fairweather’s, 5-7:pm. 

The master harp builder does not play. 

Please contact dbolster1@msn.com or telephone (503) 738-8899.

 

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Image titled “Feathers as Art” by Neal Maine, educator, biologist, ecologist and wildlife photographer.

White Egret photographed in the Neawanna Creek, Seaside, October 2016.

Proceeds in support of NCLC. On November 5th, at 6:pm Neal Maine will lecture about the local habitat at Fairweather’s.  

Fun Fact: A tall, stately white wader of quiet waters. Common, especially in the south, it may wander to the far north in the fall. Nearly wiped out in the United States in the late 1800s, when its plumes were sought for use in fashion, the White Egret made a comeback after early conservationists  protected its colonies; as a result, this bird became the symbol of the National Audubon Society.

 

Neal Maine

Neal Maine, PacificLight Images.

THE NEXT FRONTIER, OUR OWN BACKYARD

“Humans: We take pictures, walks, deep breaths, memories, rides on waves, water, timber, in habitat that used to belong to other trail makers. We thought we could never catch all the salmon, never cut all the big trees, and never pollute the ocean. In our hubris, we thought we could make our own trails. With renewed humility, we are learning how to share this place, to live together with our partner trail makers. PacificLight Images celebrates this partnership as we use our images to inspire others to honor nature’s trails in OUR OWN BACKYARD.”Neal Maine.

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

 

 

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

Heron Magic

Image title: Heron Magic by Neal  Maine, signed, matted and framed. Proceeds in support of NCLC.

Within walking distance of downtown Seaside, herons perform a courtship dance high above the ground. “Nature will always find a way.”–Neal Maine

For the backstory on this image please visit https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/just-in-from-nature-photographer-neal-maine-2/

 

 

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Shirley 88

Take Note: From Aretha to Adele, Classic American Song book to the latest songs, Etta James to Norah Jones, all music loved by Shirley and performed uniquely by her. Shirley 88 performed on November 5th at Fairweather’s.

 

“When I think of “A Simple Approach” I think of intensity of feeling, intentional lines, power pinpointed, singular movements and clear colors = great art.” Shirley Smith-Yates, Musician.

 

 Shirely will perform during the opening reception for A SIMPLE APPROACH, Nov. 5th during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather's.

Shirley will perform during the opening reception for A SIMPLE APPROACH on Nov. 5th during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s. 5-7pm. See and be seen!

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” Leonardo Da Vinci

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/Shirley Smith-Yates for more information about the performer.

Linda Fenton-Mendenhall arrives as Art Walk photographer

Linda Fenton-Mendenhall arrives as Art Walk photographer

Linda Fenton-Mendenhall. One who sees and is seen.

Sharing a grace note received:

“I attended last month’s Art Walk at your gallery and I wanted to share just how special of an experience it was for me. My cousin Linda Fenton-Mendenhall (one of the presenters that night) invited me to attend as I had just arrived to Seaside the day before.

I had just gotten off the road from a 6-week long road trip spanning the entire Oregon and California coastline. I’d been camping alone in the forests and on the solitary beaches since August, absorbing the beauty and wisdom of the earth. Soul searching. Seeking. At 43, a very harsh year of setbacks drove me out of my hometown of San Diego, California, and deep into the loving embrace of Mother Nature. I had no intention of coming in out of the woods until I found a good reason to live and a deeper meaning for my own existence.

Seaside Oregon was merely a short respite from what I thought would be a much longer journey up into the Alaskan wilderness. But sometimes we get messages from the universe that change our course. Of all of the messages I received from the quiet forests and beaches along my journey in the previous six weeks I wasn’t expecting to receive such a profound message inside a beautiful art gallery in Seaside, Oregon on that Saturday night. All of the presenters were fabulous, and I’m of course so proud of my cousin and her beautiful work.

But the words of photographer Neal Maine are what ultimately struck a deep chord within my soul. While he was sharing his wisdom, I couldn’t help but to think that the universe puts us in the right place at the right time. I needed to be there that night. I needed to hear his message.

As Neal spoke of the human spirit and of our opportunity to experience the magnificence of this world I could feel my own pain slowly melting away. Suddenly it was crystal clear to me. I hadn’t been running away from myself or my problems. I was running toward myself and Nature was my pathway.

This personal epiphany is difficult for me to explain but let’s just say it has opened up my heart in profound ways that I never could have imagined. I’ve been reminded how to love. I was only supposed to be in Seaside for a few days but I’ve been here a whole month, doing more soul searching and working on my creative projects from the comfort and warmth of this wonderful community. My journey will never end but I know for certain that this month, after six life changing weeks on the road, I was meant to end up in your Gallery on that Saturday night to receive this message from Neal.

It changed the course of my life, and I am eternally grateful. I hope you can share my experience with Neal and let him know that, like my cousin Linda, I’m not only photographing nature in a different way because of him, I’m seeing the world through a slightly clearer lens. And it’s really beautiful. In gratitude and shared love for our beloved earth.”  –Joseph Antonio Cervantes

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ~John Muir  

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/Linda Fenton Mendenhall Photography for more information.

Soon we will be moving the display tables into the next season.  We embrace change.

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Art walk hostesses amidst fall foliages.

We help one another.  We live for the moment.  

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Gary Pearlman, Sherrie Stahl,  Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Sarah Lippold, Penelope Culbertson, Mary Boitta and Diane Klausner featured works on display.

We do what others are not willing to do. We feature original work by regional artists.

We accept social responsibility.  We give generously. We honor our artists, our community and our causes to the utmost of our abilities.

We do the right things.

We have hosted more than 100 art events in more than 10 years!!!

We take pride in discovering and promoting the many, many creative minds who shape our beloved community.

We are grateful.  We are thankful.  We are hopeful.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com for more about us.

Photos courtesy of Linda Fenton-Mendenhall Photography.

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