Russell J. Young

Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at how Fairwweather’s has captured NW artists’ artwork during past May art exhibitions.

May 2019

Artist lectures.

Artists Patricia Clark-Finley, Carolyn Wagler, Russell J. Young and Deirdra Doan

May 2018

Artist lectures.

May 2017

Special visitors, special art and artist visit.

May 2016

Featured artists.

May 2015

LIVE performance, painting LIVE and artist patron.

May 2014

Painting LIVE and performing LIVE,

Hope you enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at how Fairwweather’s has captured NW artists’ artwork during five past May exhibitions.


Fairweather House and Gallery shut its doors mid-March following the Governor’s order that nonessential retailers and services must be closed.


“At a moment when our physical location is closed due to the health crisis, online viewing is offered as a primary means to present art and to connect with art enthusiasts,”  galleriest D. Fairweather.

Please read more about the gallery and its commitment to NW artists and products made by NW hands.



Soon, we hope to be on the other side of the pandemic crisis.

The arts play a vital role in supporting tourism efforts in our community, and while we are currently in a holding pattern,

there is no time like the present for a bit of looking back and, hopefully, for moving forward.

We will continue sharing and connecting in the arts with the artists and you.


Want more info contact gallery curator or message on FB @fairweatherhouseandgallery



South Jetty Reflections”  fine art photography by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


Q: Where is the South Jetty, you ask?

A: The south jetty of the Columbia River is one of the most incredible sites on the Oregon coast.

Stretching six miles into the massive mouth of the river, the jetty line was constructed between 1885 and 1913, with rehabilitation done regularly ever since.

The meeting of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean is called “The Graveyard of the Pacific.”
Unpredictable weather conditions, fog and coastal characteristics such as shifting sandbars, tidal rips and rocky reefs and shorelines have claimed more than 2,000 shipwrecks in this area.

“Forgotten Dreams” (HERO, a storied U.S. research vessel met an ignoble end  near Willapa Bay in Washington State) fine art photography by Russell J. Young.


Q:  What is the story behind the end of Hero, you ask?


A: › news › local › hero-sinks-vessel-built-to-withstand-a…
 — A ship that was built to withstand some of the most brutal … Hero sinks Vessel built to withstand Antarctica falls victim to Washington rain … say they asked the state and the owner of the historic R/V Hero to do …


“Window of Time”  fine art photography by Russell J. Young.



Photo collage for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall by LFM.


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


October 5-31

On view


“A FINE LINE”  an exhibition of representational and non-representational works of art.

Working with different media the selected artists experiment with linear mark making in its widest sense. Each artist produced works inspired by places and spaces in the natural environment.

Featuring regional artists: Sharon Abbott-Furze, Bill Baily, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Karen Doyle, Bob Kroll, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Carolyn Myers Lindberg, Emily Miller, Christine Trexel, and Russell J. Young.


“The Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean just west of my childhood home. A shifting sandbar that makes for one of the most hazardous stretches of water to navigate in the world. Today massive man made jetties ease maritime access. “ LFM

“I am drawn to settings that offer quiet contemplation, a destination where the viewer is free to wander, a place that revels its wonders anew, time and time again, and each viewing is the first. I find inspiration in adverse weather, dense fog, intense rain, sub-zero blizzards, often well before dawn, past the twilight.” RJY

Welcoming coastal artists Rebecca Herren and Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Introducing emerging artists Ray Althaus and W. T.  Brown.



“Quiet Morning with Duncan NotaBeast” self-portrait Russell J. Young.


 Self-portrait Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Fun Facts:

LFM is the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer.

LFM was recently appointed photographer for Fairweather Gallery’s Instagram page.

LFM  has an international following for her photo calendars.

RJY › organizer › russell-j-young

Photographer, artistic collaborator, and fine art printer Russell JYoung is motivated … His books include In the Mist: Giving Voice to Silence, a collaboration with …
RJY recently returned from a trip to Alaska and is contemplating a homestead in the far north.


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, 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


Read more about the artists: 

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. › 2019/04/28 › for-port…

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 …

Thank you Coast Weekend and reporter Katherine Lacaze for supporting the arts.

Art pictured:

On the ledge pair of abstracts by Diane Copenhaver, seascape by Lisa Sofia Robinson, oil by Blue Bond and fresco by Agnes Field.

On the wall photographs by Dale Veith and Russell J. Young, watercolors by Mary Burgess, oils by Phil Juttlestad, Judy Horning Shaw and Karen E. Lewis, abstract by Leah Kohlenberg, mixed media by Sandy Visse, glass art by Bob Heath, seed mosaics by Gayle H. Seely and acrylic by Nick Brakel.



Fairweather’s MAKING WAVES July 2019 exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean.


Oil paintings by Paul Brent, encaustic art, sea turtles, beach rope baskets and urchin bowls by Emily Miller, watercolor/ calligraphy by Diane Copenhaver,  handmade mouth blown glass, sea glass jewelry by Mary Bottita and Barbara Walker.


Landscape oil on canvas by Karen E. Lewis, seascapes by Carol Thompson, fresco art by Agnes Field and mouth blown art glass.


Look closely to note the mouth blown floating glass bubbles. Just perfect for the MAKING WAVES art display and, yes, they are  available for purchase.

Seascapes by Ron Nicolaides.

Oil seascapes by Victoria Brooks, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, hand made art glass vessels and vases.

Art for the MAKING WAVES exhibition, largely significant pieces, include new original work and new art glass selected specifically for the July month-long show.



Abstract wave art by Leah Kohlenberg, hand made glass by Bob Heath, hand made box by Christine Trexel, beaded box by Gayle H. Seely and art cards by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.



Seascape oil paintings by Phil Juttelstad,  watercolor by Bill Baily, landscapes by Lee Munsell, fine art photography by Dr. Dale J. Veith and Russell J. Young,  fused glass by Mike Fox, wood boxes by Ray Noregaard, wood bowl by Tom Willing and seascape watercolors by Mary Burgess.


Art by Sharon Abbott-Furze, stemware by Rox Heath and art glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari.



Mixed media by Sandy Visse,  seascape by Karen E. Lewis,  art glass by Bob Heath and hand forged candle sticks.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Staging by D. Fairweather, gallerist/ allied member A.S.I. D., American Society of Interior Designers.



Read more about MAKING WAVES at:

Thank you Coast Weekend and reporter Katherine Lacaze for supporting the arts.…/article_7a1c4f88-a704-11…

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


Featuring changing month-long exhibitions  by selected and significant Northwest artists, craftsmen and artisans.The gallery specializes in original oils, watercolors, mixed media works of art, as well as contemporary bronze, mouth blown glass work, abstracts, and one-of-a-kind accessories.

MAKING WAVES on exhibit through July 30.

The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact of the sea and waves.

Featuring  artists: Blue Bond, Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Karen Doyle, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman,  Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith.

Introducing artists Sharon Abbott-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

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Saturday August 3, 5-7:pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

Opening reception for OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest  Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.   Curated exhibition. Resident artists. Paul Brent, Renee Hafeman, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Martha Lee, Gretha Lindwood, Susan Romersa  and Dale J. Veith.

Welcoming new artists Christine Downs and Elina Zebergs.

Introducing new artist Vicky Combs.

Naturalist Neal Maine will speak on the local habitat at 6: pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE event by Paul Brent.

 LIVE music by Shirley 88.



“Heading out at Sunrise” by Dale Veith fine art photograph


“Fishermen at Sea” by Dale Veith fine art photograph

“Windswept” by Dale Veith fine art photograph



“I chose for Making Waves exhibit because they capture some of the different moods of the sea, and the way that the forces of Nature combine to create awe, exhilaration, and soothing. I love being out in weather. The heavy weather of 75+ mph winds that were howling when I shot, Windswept, and the calm, early morning sunrises that greeted us when I shot, Fishermen at Sea, and Heading Out At Sunrise.

Hopefully, these photos will connect their viewers with the same sort of deep sense of awe and appreciation of Nature and her many moods that they inspire in me.” Dr. Dale Veith Clinical Psychologist, Fine Art Photographer



Dale Veith offered a lecture on the healing nature of photography during the opening reception of MAKING WAVES, Fairweather’s July exhibition.


Photo: by Russell J Young


The Photography of Russell J Young


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

July 6 – July 30



Fairweather’s July exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean.

Art for the exhibition, largely significant pieces, include new original work, created entirely by North coast artists.

Featuring selected artists: Blue Bond, Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Karen Doyle, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman, Lisa Sofia Robinson, Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith.

Introducing artists Sharon Abbott-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact of the sea and waves.

R.J. Marx performed LIVE on May 4.  Art by Lisa Sofia Robinson and Barbara Rosbe Felisky; calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and Brenda Gordon.


Art walk hostesses staged a photo for the opening reception of Portraiture, Fairweather’s May exhibition.

Carolyn Macpherson painted LIVE during a gallery event. Segmented wood vases and shells by Mike Brown; pottery by Suzy Holland; painting by James Waterman and wood boxes by Ray Noregaard.


Blue Bond painted en plein air  outside on Broadway at Fairweather’s.


Neal Maine lectured during Fairweather’s ‘Portraiture’ opening reception.  Photographs by Neal Maine and Michael Wing; glass are by Bob and Rox Heath.


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Photos and collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for the opening reception of Portraiture.


Photographer Scott Saulsbury stepped up to the plate to fill-in for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Faiweather’s after hours event photographer.

Fun Fact: Linda selected Scott and they both had Neal Maine as a teacher at Seaside High.


Guy and Karen Rainsberger poured for Parrett Mountain Cellars at Fairweather’s Wine Walk.  Art by Britney Drumheller, Diane Copenhaver and Emily Miller.


Shirley 88 played  LIVE during the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  Fused glass by Mike Fox.


More than 800 tid-bits were consumed during four hours of the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  In addition, back up “In the Mist” books by Russell J. Young and stored Odes to the Tides flyers, Fairweather’s JUNE exhibition.


Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hostesses served as SDDA Spring Wine Walk hostesses on May 18 at Fairweather’s.   And, yes, the ladies  dressed to complement each other.

Hundreds of  guests came to the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s. Art by Paul Brent;  Chanel jewelry by Reneé Hafeman and photographs on bamboo by Don Frank.


Late in the month of May, Blue Bond made the announcement that he sold his painting  of “Willie Nelson” to the country music legend Willie Nelson!!!


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