“Sense of Place” Fairweather’s June exhibition opened on June 2 with LIVE music featuring  western songs by guitarist Ron Burghard, luscious treats (featured watercolor art by Bill Baily), sunny weather, hostesses dressed in denim and art loving patrons.




Minutes before the “Sense of Place” opening, finishing touches completed for Fairweather’s front display by Kathy B., director of hospitality. Featured art:  “Dune Grass” plein air painting by Bev Drew Kindley, “Ocean” original oil on board by Melissa Jander, “Beach Finds” watercolor/ mixed media by Rosemary Klein,  raku pottery by Emily Miller, “Waves” original oil on linen by Ron Nicolaides, jewelry by Mary Boitta and calligraphy by Penelope Culberson.

Melissa Jander

“Sense of Place” oil painting artist



Christine Trexel

“Sense of Place”  paper craft artist


Watercolor on yupo artist Carolyn Macpherson

Seaside Painting LIVE ™ demonstration

Barbara Martin

“Sense of Place” mixed media artist

Jan Rimerman

“Sense of Place” mixed media artist

Amy Osborne

“Sense of Place” watercolor artist


Before the Fairweather show opening, talented and inventive regional artists arrived to pose together at the opening reception for “Sense of Place”.  Left to right: Barbara Martin, curator Denise Fairweather, Amy Osborne, Carolyn Macpherson, Jan Rimerman, Christine Trexel and Melissa Jander.






“Sense of Place” through June 30

Fairweather House and Gallery


With appreciation to Art Walk photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


Grace note received from artist Bev Drew Kindley:

“Thanks for choosing some of my paintings for the Sense Of Place show!     I’ll be painting in Cannon Beach June 20–24 and during the PleinAir and More event that weekend, hoping for good weather.”



 “A Family Affair” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

Canada geese and goslings. 

Neawanna Creek, Seaside, Oregon

May 2018

Image back-story: Female Canada goose (on the left) leaving the nest on top of a tree snag after 26 days of incubating eggs.  Eight goslings (just hatched moments before) are attempting to follow.  Male Canada goose  (on the right) honks a directive and lines the eight on a log  that reaches down to the ground.  Goslings follow the male. At the gallery, there is a notebook of images capturing the event, quite aptly titled,  “Neal Maine’s Wide Goose Chase.”

Fun facts:

Nest site (chosen by female) is usually on slightly elevated dry ground near water, with good visibility. Nest (built by female) is slight depression with shallow bowl of sticks, grass, weeds, moss, lined with down. Male defends territory with displays, including lowering head almost to ground with bill slightly raised and open, hissing; also pumps head up and down while standing. May mate for life.

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During the mating season Canada geese lose all their feathers and they are not able to fly until their feathers grow back. The female Canada goose may lay up to nine eggs and the male protects them for nearly 28 days until the goslings hatch. The migration route of Canada geese never change. In fact, they use the same route every year. Canada goose live up to 10 to 24 years in the wild.


Adult Canada geese have about 13 different calls, ranging from low clucks and murmurs communicated while feeding and loud greeting and alarm calls. Goslings even start to communicate with their parents while they are still in the egg.  A gosling can make a call, or peep, if it is distressed or content. Baby goslings are able to eat, swim and walk from the moment they are born.


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“It’s Play Day” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

 Eight jubilant goslings.

Hatching to land and water,  approx. 3 minutes!

Neawanna Creek, Seaside, Oregon

May 2018



Indeed, eight Jubilant goslings showing joy, satisfaction and triumph as they touch land for the first time, just moments after hatching.


The ubiquitous Canada goose is one of the best known birds in North America. It is found in every contiguous U.S. state and Canadian province at one time of the year or another.

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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, a partnership with Michael Wing, dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests. Their photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems.

Neal Maine focuses his imagery on exploring wildlife in the context of its habitat, while Michael’s specialty is capturing action images that illustrates the dynamic nature of coastal wildlife. PacificLight Images is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect wildlife habitat and its connectivity. A percentage of all photography sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal.

To view a catalog of PacificLight Images,  please go to …artists / …Neal Maine 

“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.

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Image title:  “Stranger in town.”

Baltimore Oriole

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images

 Photographed in Seaside, Oregon (very rare to see a Baltimore Oriole west of the Rocky Mountains)!

Proceeds in support of NCLC/ North Coast Land Conservancy

To view a catalog of  images, please go to …artists/ …Neal Maine


Q: Why is it a rare sighting to find a Baltimore Oriole in Seaside, Oregon, you ask?

A:  Most commonly sighted in central North America—including Kansas, Nebraska, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.  On a rare occasion, a straggler crosses the Rocky Mountains to survive the winter in the upper coastal area of the United States!   


Baltimore Orioles usually  winter  in Central America, where they occupy open woodlands, gardens, and shade-grown coffee and cacao plantations.  On their breeding grounds in eastern and east-central North America, you’ll most often find Baltimore Orioles high in leafy deciduous trees, but not in deep forests; they prefer open woodland, forest edge, river banks, and small groves of trees. They also forage for insects and fruits in brush and shrubbery. Baltimore Orioles have adapted well to human settlement and often feed and nest in parks, orchards, and backyards. They frequently visit flowering trees and vines in search of fruit and nectar.  –


Baltimore Oriole map (first sighting reports 2018).






“Keep a Tree in your Heart.” Artist Diane Copenhaver.

“Keep a Green Tree in Your Heart and Perhaps a Singing Bird will come.” –Chinese Proverb/ art  inspiration



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“Shaped by Nature.”
Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.
Great Blue Heron.

West Lake/ Highway 101 near Warrenton.


“Feather Delight.”

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

Great Blue Heron.

Proceeds from PacificLight Images/ Neal Maine are  given back in support of North Coast Land Conservancy/ NCLC.

For more images and info, please visit … artists/  …Neal Maine


Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

For more info about the artist, please visit …/ artists/ … Penelope Culbertson


Cut work stained glass hanging sculpture by Lori Bedard.





 “Nature is beauty sublime. To use the botanical as a subject for art, invokes memories of that beauty and how it inspires each of us. As an artist, if we incite that reaction with each view; we were successful.” —Lori 



Table display featuring art by Joanna Donaca and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

Art by Lisa Wiser. 

Nature photography by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.


Art by Theresa O’Leary, necklace by Mary Truhler, pastel by Greta Lindwood, ceramics  by Emily Miller, glass by Rox Heath, wood bowls  by Daniel Harris and Mike Brown.


Miniature by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.

Fused glass by Bob Heath and pressed floral by Mike Mason.




Key rings by Luan LaLonde,  encaustic art by Kimberly Kent, pen/ink by Britney Drumheller, photographs by Don Frank and metallic art by Richard Newman.




And, too, bunnies, of course,  amidst the green. 



FRESH GREENS, an exhibition,  through March.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon


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Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


“Nature’s Linkage”” by Neal Maine, PacificLight Images.

Swallowtail Larva on Coast Angelica. 

Neawanna Point. 

Seaside, Oregon.

Please visit …artists/ …Neal Maine for a complete catalog of exclusive  images. Proceeds in support of NCLC.


March Exhibiton

Fresh Greens

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Featuring resident artists Karen E. Lewis, Fred Lukens, Carolyn Macpherson, Richard Newman, Mike Mason and Gayle H. Seely.

Welcoming artist Judy Horning Shaw.

Seaside/Gearhart naturalist, wildlife photographer and biologist, Neal Maine, spoke about the ecology of the local habitat at the opening reception of FRESH GREENS on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.

Kinsale Door, Ireland by Richard Newman.


I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and now live in Beaverton and Gearhart, Oregon. As a kid growing up, I always loved the photographs in Life magazine. These pictures reached out from all parts of the world and showed both the beauty in landscapes as well as the reality of life.

In high school and college, I was a photographer for my news-paper and yearbook. In my senior year of high school, I was the Assistant Photographer for the City of Cleveland and learned the fine art of photography and darkroom applications.

I especially like to take pictures of landscapes, nature, sports and historical objects. I am fascinated in the various textures that nature has provided, allowing me to bring these objects to print.

“Photography is not a job for me; it is a passion for capturing memories.”

I have traveled to Europe 9 times and visited 29 countries, which has given me the settings for some of my best photo-graphs. In addition, I travel the entire West taking pictures allowing me to enjoy the outside and nature. Once photographed, all of my post work is done on my computer in Beaverton.

At the Trail’s End Art Association annual show, I received the Best of Show Award for my photograph on aluminum. Recently my photographs were sold to ABC television and used on the Criminal Minds TV show.  –Richard L. Newman




Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fresh Greens exhibition

Through March 30th 

Featuring resident artists: Karen E. Lewis, Fred Lukens,  Mike Mason, Carolyn Macpherson, Richard Newman,  and Gayle H. Seely.

Welcoming artist Judy Shaw.





For Fresh Greens.

Fairweather Gallery exhibition.

Irish Door on aluminum by Richard L. Newman.


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