Don Frank


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

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Image captured by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, photographer/artist.

“I started taking pictures in 2012. I edit some of them, (cropping, lightening/darkening, enhancing details) using the program, Smart Photo Editor. I’m not a professional . I do this because I love the area and being able to share it through my photos.” –Linda

Fun fact: Linda Fenton-Mendenhall is the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer.
Please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk for more images of her work.

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Original watercolor by Paul Brent.  ‘Acorn with Leaf ‘

Painted as a 2016 fall finale in Seaside. Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle.From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form.While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature. He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ Paul Brent

X Marks le Spot

 

‘X marks le Spot’  by  Don Frank, photographer. Photo on bamboo.

This work by Don Frank was shown at the Fairweather House and Gallery and is on display in the Inn at Seaside. In addition, regional artists Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Neal Maine and Micheal Wing have art work selected from the Fairweather Gallery on display in the Inn at Seaside and The River Inn at Seaside.
Please visit http://www.innatseaside.com and http://www.riverinnatseaside.com for more information.

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” – Henry Beston

Don Frank is a professional photographer who lives and works on the Oregon Coast. The unusual has always held a special place in Don’s artistic vision. The combination of his professional commercial experience coupled with a sardonic worldview has helped him create imagery that has found homes in galleries and collections across the country, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado. Don’s work is creative and colorful, showcasing the eye he has crafted over his many years pointing his camera at something, at anything. His personal shooting style was described once at an event, “Don is very discreet except when he is up in your face.” Many photographers simply observe, Don likes to participate.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com/blog August 30, 2016… AGAINST THE CURRENT: printmaker Sarah Lippold, painter Agnes Field and photographer Don Frank…

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‘Solitude’ by  Diane Klausner. Watercolor, ink, pearl powder on gold Shikishi.

Please visit https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/introducing-diane-klausner-artist…Aug 23, 2016/ blog post…Artist Diane Klaunser Artist Statement “I don’t paint with my eyes, I paint with …

 

Fun Fact: David Frei, veteran voice Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, is a good friend of Diane Klausner. David and his Cherilyn visited the gallery recently to view Diane’s art and signed a copy of David’s book “Angel on a Leash”.  Cherilyn is the new chaplain at Seaside Providence. David  champions working with therapy dogs  on the North coast.

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Fairweather House and Gallery has represented a collection of fine art created by an exceptional group of regional artists for over ten years.

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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.

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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.

For more information about the gallery please visit http://www.faiweatherhouseandgallery.com.

For more info please visit www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

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Agnes Field in her studio.

 

ON THE RADAR
Art in the Cross-hairs
WHENEVER I have the chance to sit and look at the Columbia River and its environs, I am filled with the awe nature always provides. We, who live here, sometimes forget the magnificence when viewed on a daily basis–sight needs surprise and freshness to re-imagine. I love driving up over the south hills of Astoria that suddenly open to the expansive breath-grabbing view of the Columbia River.

Unfortunately, the expansive sensation is fleeting and overcome by the in-difference of daily routines and obligations. Or perhaps we seek refuge in the daily routine. Living in a time where nothing is as it seems to be, does create anxious choices.
What to do? Time is limited. Maybe all we can do is get up and go to work again. We are caught in the cross-hairs of global dilemmas–terror, global disasters, destruction and despair. It is still possible to be oblivious in smug security. It’s all too far away from the hearth. In the mean-time, head-in-the-sand has never been a safe solution for any crisis. It is too much to suggest that global disasters can be remedied by fragile and perishable canvas, bits of wood or clay, or an ephemeral song.

What art can do is change awareness and perception–of ourselves in relation to nature, and the value and significance of life. Art stakes out new territory and informs us what is possible for the human spirit. Any creative act is “thinking outside the box”–away from the prescribed and conditioned.
Perhaps what we need is more improvisation. Art, by its very nature, escapes locked down behavior. The oblique language of art remains a common and free agent existing on all levels, from the child who holds a crayon, to anyone who tries to express their experience symbolically, whether it be in the lyrics of a pop tune or a painted masterpiece. I will be convinced by any art, even the slightest, that has its own true way of being in the world and expresses direct experience of reality.

We need more improvisators capable of handling the unexpected or unforeseen. To improvise one needs a fine sense of balance, a compelling sense of timing, and a casual fearlessness. Even though art is common to all, it is important to be able to recognize greatness, or even the potential for greatness. The reason for rarity is the unlikely possibility that an artist is not only possessed with great talent, but also presented with great opportunity. Both elements are necessary.
A great work of art, has a life of its own, continues to be relevant forever. Regardless, art needs to roll up its dilemmas and work, not only because we need solace and inspiration, but for all those who are never granted the time for imagination. —Agnes Field

Reprinted from Hipfish March 2007 • A monthly column on art & aesthetics

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Agnes Field

Save the date and time.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway
Opening reception
AGAINST THE CURRENT
An exhibition curated by Agnes Field

featuring Agnes Field, Don Frank and Sarah Lippold

“Those that live for the arts, support the arts.”  

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

In the historic Gilbert District.

In the historic Gilbert District.

Original calligraphy on marbled paper Through June at Fairweather: Works on Paper, an exhibition, including established and emerging artists who have created unique works using paper as their primary medium.

New work from Patricia Clark-Finley with works on graphite and sennelier ink on yupo; Penelope Culbertson with works in calligraphy on antique paper; and Christine Trexel, who plants, harvests the materials and creates paper art.

 

Also introducing new works on paper by Gary Pearlman, who embeds individually cut patterns of handmade paper integrating the works into original art and Denise McFadden, who works on dampened paper and mixes color directly onto her watercolor painting then weaves two paintings to create one.

In addition exhibiting original works on paper are artists:

  • Original watercolors by Paul Brent
  • Art by Victoria Brooks
  • Collagraphs by Nick Brakel
  • Art by Kathryn Delany
  • Collage and yupo art by Dr. Jo Pomeroy-Crockett
  • Pen and Ink art by Britney Drumheller
  • Contemporary art by Agnes Field
  • Ocean photography by Don Frank
  • Pastels by Joanne Donaca, Bev Drew Kindley, Gretha Lindwood and Lori Wallace-Lloyd
  • Teeny tiny art  by toothpick artist  Marga Stanley
  • Nature photography by Neal Maine
  • Landscape photography by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall
  • Collage art by Sherrie Stahl
  • Rice paper abstracts by Zifen Qian

 


And, too, Seaside nature photographer Neal Maine exhibits his latest natural history journal of images, habitat images found within steps from downtown, “along the coastal edge, in our own backyards.”

Neal Maine with his natural history journal of images.

Fairweather House and Gallery is located at 612 Broadway in Seaside, Oregon. Since 2006 the gallery has represented more than 100 nationally known artists with ties to the North coast, as well as mentored emerging regional artists.

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

X Marks le Spot

Original photograph mounted on eco-friendly Northwest grown bamboo. $600.
Title: X Marks le Spot.

And, a note received:

Hi Denise:
Nice to see you today. You really are doing a great job. Thanks again
for including me.
Best,
Don

Q: What is eco-friendly bamboo?

A: The reason why bamboo is known for its environmental sustainability is that it is considered a grass and not a tree. This means that it is harvested when it is quite young. The comparison is that it takes an oak tree 60 to 120 years to grow to maturity whereas it takes only about five years for a bamboo plant to mature to the point when it can be harvested. It also self-generates in a self-contained pot relatively quickly.