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Seaside naturalist Neal Maine lectured about the local driftwood on the first Saturday in September at Fairweather’s.

Maine speaks about the local habitat every first Saturday at 6:pm.

Photo collage by Linda  Fenton-Mendenhall from the opening reception of CONTRASTS, a Fairweather exhibit, on view through September 25.

 

 

The Art of Seeing: Driftwood

Naturalist and educator Neal Maine helped found NCLC in 1986, becoming its first executive director. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for making deeper connections with the coastal ecosystem through his nature photography and by developing and encouraging what he calls the Art of Seeing.

 

“I was on the beach one day last winter after a storm had tossed all kinds of things onto the beach. What caught my eye that morning was the driftwood. I started looking at the pieces of driftwood, their shapes and forms, and then I started looking closer. Some people look at clouds, mountain profiles, or driftwood and try to find recognizable shapes, like a cat or a house or Grandma Moses smoking a pipe. I was just interested in the artistry inherent in the wood itself, and in the story that created that artistry. Those patterns were once the living tissues of a tree generated one cell at a time, over decades.

 

I noticed this particular piece of driftwood at the Cove in Seaside last summer, high-watered onto the rocks, nearly in the parking lot. It’s 6 or 7 feet long and has this beautiful honeycomb color. It looks like some kind of hardwood. We don’t know what its adventure might have been. It could be from anywhere: Alaska, maybe, or South America. The beach is full of driftwood from all over the planet. There’s enough of it to last all of us the rest of our lives, inspecting it for its unique characteristics. Once I started looking closely at it, I got going on it and I couldn’t give it up. It’s become kind of a career. I love it when the ocean delivers these big gifts.”

 

Year-round Neal’s photography is on display at Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside. Sales benefit North Coast Land Conservancy.

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Mike Brown’s segmented wood vase, “Oregon Coast Tidepools and Sunset,” includes beach sunsets visible through portholes.

Porthole of the ODE to the TIDES Oregon sunset vase by Mike Brown.

 

 

Segmented Sunrise/Sunset Oregon coast vase by Mike Brown to benefit The Wetlands Conservancy.

Lori Tobias from Oregon Arts Watch recently wrote  an article about Mike Brown’s art for Ode to the Tides at the Visual Arts Center.

 

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 show at the Newport Visual Arts Center celebrates the rambling stretch … It’s part of the Ode to the Tides exhibit, celebrating coastal estuaries …

 

¾  of the collection will be in  Newport through September 26 at three locations:

                Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive

                Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 S Marine Science Drive

                Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd

Ode to Tides Art Exhibit & Sale through Sept. 26 – Oregon …

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Ode to Tides Art Exhibit & Sale   through Sept. 26. This art exhibit celebrates the aesthetic and ecological significance of Oregon’s estuaries and tide pools. … A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to conserve Oregon’s Coastal estuaries.
Aug 1 – Sep 26 Hatfield Marine Science Center

Ode to the Tides exhibit and sale – Newport News Times

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Ode to the Tides exhibit and sale … Council for the Art and the Lincoln County Historical Society  hosts the Ode to Tides art exhibit and sale through September.

 

 

In addition, ¼ of the Ode to the Tides collection is at the  Hood River at the Columbia Center for the Arts at 215 Cascade Avenue, through September 28.

“The exhibit in the main gallery is all black and white – so I chose lots of black and white for the lobby,” Sara Vickerman, volunteer curator.

In November and December it will be in Beaverton at City Hall and the Library (Nov 4 – Jan 2)

Read more about the traveling exhibit:

Ode to Tides Art Exhibit | The Wetlands Conservancy

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Ode to Tides Art Exhibit. The Wetlands Conservancy and partners are sponsoring Ode to the Tides, a traveling art exhibit and sale in 2019 to highlight the beauty, ecological, and economic value of near-shore coastal habitats.

 

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Jun 29, 2019 – The art exhibit called Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale finished its run … to Seaside on display at Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside, …

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“Into the Woods” original oil by Lisa Wiser.

Into the Woods is an expression alluding to having been lost in a forest, dates from Roman times; it was first recorded in English in a play where famous fairy tale characters wish for things and the wishes come true.

 

“Scout Lake Reflection” original oil by Lisa Wiser.

The scenic Scout Lake is located in the Deschutes National Forest in Central Oregon in a mixed conifer forest.

“Mountainside at Red Hills” original oil by Lisa Wiser.

The Red Hills of Dundee is a mountain range in Yamhill County, Oregon in the heart of Oregon wine country.

 

Fairweather Gallery table display featuring the art of Lisa Wiser.

Also pictured is pottery by Suzy Holland, ceramics by Emily Miller, Root ™ candles and selected vintage pottery.

Photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

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Grace note received.

“Thank you to Fairweather Gallery for creating such a lovely post and informative too.”  Lisa Wiser

Abstract originals by Bill Baily, abstract wood boxes and table by Ray Noregaard with wood bowls by Mike Brown.

“Contemporary art does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.”

 

Fresco abstracts including impasto on canvas and impastos framed in basswood by Martha Lee, segmented Oregon  myrtlewood vases by Mike Brown, chenille hand made gourds and pumpkins in woven rattan basket.

 

Cold wax abstract by Peg Wells, rare wood lidded bowls by Fred Lukens,  inlaid lidded boxes by Ray Noregaard, figured edge bowl by Daniel Harris, hand made ceramic salmon by Teresa Weisman-Knight and Celtic jewelry by Mary Hurst.

 

Acrylic abstract  and painting glass jewelry by Tanya Gardner, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and sunset painting by Jan Shield.

 

 

Art by Gregory Bell, abstracts by Rene’e Rowe, ceramics by Teresa Weisman-Knight, glass by Bob Heath, pastels by Joanna Donaca, glass platter by Sandy and Bob Lercari, bowls by Emily Miller and rice paper abstracts by Zifen Qian.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

CONTRASTS, an exhibition, featuring original  art from Northwest artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens.

Exhibiting  abstract artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman,  Rene’e Rowe, Gayle H. Seely, Russell J. Young, Peg Wells and Zifen Qian.

 

CONTRASTS, an exhibition of contemporary art, representing the finest in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, and more—from selected regional, local and emerging artists.

On exhibit Sept. 25, 2019

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From the Valley of Love. Russell J. Young.

 

Russell JYoung is a self-taught photographer and fine art printer who has a passion for visual works and draws influence from the elements of various art forms.Nov 17, 2014  

 

“I have found ways to express my artistic style in the magic of cold wax, encaustic and epoxy resin.”   Peg Wells

 

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

CONTRASTS, an exhibition, showing art from selected regional artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens, along with displaying only black and white tones found in the natural world.

CONTRASTS, an exhibition of contemporary art, representing the finest in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, and more—from selected regional, local and emerging artists.

Featuring abstract artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Johnson, Jan Rimerman,  Rene’e Rowe, Russell J. Young, Peg Wells  and Zifen Qian.

Photographer and artistic collaborator, and fine art printer Russell J. Young is motivated by his love of nature and the performing arts. His photographs have been exhibited in the Abbaye de Neumunster (Luxembourg), Maryhill Museum of Art (Goldendale, WA), Mingei International Museum of Art (San Diego, CA), Romanian Embassy (Sweden), and Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Romania). Russell’s commercial photography is represented by agencies in London, Stockholm, and Seattle.

 

“I was a Navy Wife, Mother, Critical Care Nurse and Golfer for many years. We lived in many different states and countries.  I spend summers on the Oregon Coast, enjoying family, and live in the Willamette Valley during the winter. My art background has been with clay – hand built, pottery and tile design, until discovering painting with wax and epoxy. ”   Peg Wells

Renee Hafeman features mid-century abstract designs in vintage jewelry.

Gayle H. Seely, mosaic-bead artist, reveals bright, new contemporary work.

On exhibit Sept. 7-25, 2019

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Jul 12, 2018 – Indeed, the artist is back in Seaside with new work! Inspired by the beach and nature, Peg Wells has prepared a gallery exhibit composed of hot wax encaustic and cold wax collage. The work is decorative, but with a purpose that is secure in the strength of using natural elements.

 

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Apr 28, 2019 – “Man with a Mask” fine art portraiture by Russell J. Young “I go to great lengths, to create stories and or fairy tale style portraits tailored to a …

“Wahenna Falls” by Dale Veith.

“The work selected for your show OUTSIDE INTERESTS is especially important because that’s where I learned to use art in my healing process.” Dr. Dale Veith, Clinical Psychologist.

Why Walking On the Beach Feels So Good

Dale Veith

Those familiar with my photography are well aware that I love to photograph nature and that I am particularly fond of water, especially moving water. For as long as I can remember I find myself drawn to be near moving water and other natural settings. I always thought it was just because I like being outdoors. It wasn’t until much more recently that I learned about the role that negative ions play in making those places so enjoyable, and so healing. It has to do with the abundance of negative ions available in those settings.

An ion is an electrically charged atom or molecule. Negative ions I am referring to are oxygen atoms charged with an extra electron created in nature by the effects of water, air, sunlight and the Earth’s inherent radiation. Negatively charged ions are most prevalent in natural places and particularly around moving water or after a thunderstorm. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our energy levels. Some research has shown that they can be as effective in treating depression as an antidepressant medication.

If you can’t get to the beach, out on the ocean’s surface, or near rapidly moving stream or waterfall, perhaps try heading to the nearest forested area. The light and other forms of cosmic radiation bumping into our atmosphere and into the trees causes the formation of negative ions, as does natural radiation emanating from the ground.

Be it near or on the water or out in the woods, spending time there can do wonders for your mood and energy level and it can help prevent illness and facilitate recovery from injury.

OUTSIDE INTERESTS on exhibition through August 25.

Sharing images from the opening artist reception for OUTSIDE INTERESTS.

 

 

 

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And, too,  upcoming September exhibition.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St. located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

September 7-25

Opening reception for CONTRASTS, an exhibition, showing art from selected regional artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens, as well as abstract monotones found only in the natural world.

Featuring abstract artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman, Renee Rowe, Russell J. Young and Zifen Qian.

In addition Renee Hafeman, mid-century jewelry designer, and Gayle H. Seely, mosaic-bead artist, reveal bright, new fall work.

Introducing Monet Rubin, glass artist.

 

 

 

“Elegant Heron” signed photograph by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

Great Blue Heron in the wetlands of Young’s Bay.

Astoria, Oregon.

August 2019

 

Grey mat, framed and signed.

Sizes available:
23″ x 17″ $295.
30″ x 22″ $395.
All proceeds in support of NCLC/ North Coast Land Conservancy.

 

The Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America, with a slate-gray body, chestnut and black accents, and long legs and neck. In flight, it looks enormous, with a six-foot wingspan. When foraging, the Great Blue Heron stands silently along riverbanks or in wetlands meadows, waiting for prey.

Great blue herons nest communally in “rookeries” or “heronries” containing up to 50 pairs. Herons typically use the same rookery every year until eventually the …https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Blue_Heron/lifehistory

 

“Heron Courtship” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

February 2017

Great Blue Herons photographed above the Neawanna River in Seaside, Oregon.  The river flows into the  greater Necanicum Estuary.  Fun Fact: this image was selected  recently for a NCLC fund raiser.

About the photographer Neal Maine

 

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 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.

“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.” A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with each copyrighted and signed image. Available exclusively at Fairweather’s.

Sizes available:
23″ x 17″ $295.
30″ x 22″ $395.
All proceeds in support of NCLC/ North Coast Land Conservancy.

 

 

To view more images please  go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists tab Neal Maine

 

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