Source: Beaver Tales arriving to the historic Gilbert District for an Art Walk! May 6th.



Artist Paul Brent with Art Walk hostess Ellen Swanson.


Denise Fairweather, interior designer, introduces Paul Brent, architect, artist and fellow interior designer, at the Power of Two opening reception held during the July Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on July 2nd.

What unites two very distinct items themes-as in one artist (Paul Brent) who shows both on the Atlantic shore, and on the Pacific coast- is the consummate eye and creative spirit.

Paul Brent spoke about the significance of numbers in design work. Two being the only even number used in architecture and design, whereas, most frequently, applications of odd numbers 3, 5, 7 are applied.

Substantial thoughts exist concerning how professional designers and architects produce designs. And, although writers Dorst and Dijkhuis state “there are many ways of describing design processes” yet discuss “two basic and fundamentally different ways”.The prevailing views have been called “The Rational Model”,”Technical Problem Solving” and “The Reason-Centric Perspective”.

In 1783 Sir Joshua Reynolds found the ratio of about two-thirds to one-third, or of one to two, a much better and more harmonizing proportion, than the precise formal half, the too-far-extending four-fifths—and, in short, than any other proportion whatever.



Paul Brent Seaside Painting LIVE (tm) July, 2014.

“Two distinct, equal lights, never appears in the same painting. One should is a principal, and the rest sub-ordinate, both in dimension and degree.”–Paul Brent.

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

For more about Paul Brent’s art work in Seaside,  please  visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Paul Brent


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For LIGHT, an art exhibition, opening September 6th at Fairweather’s, artists Diane van der Zanden and Lonnie Feather.

Original in concept, their images are of flora and fauna, wild edible and native plants, with human figures who show wonder at nature. Both van der Zanden and Feather have been successful individual artists for 30 years. Their impressive histories include private commissions, public art projects, gallery sales, awards, and extensive experience in mold making, casting in numerous media, and the production of monumental sculpture.

van der Zanden is recognized for her powerful sculpture with awards, scholarships, invitational exhibitions and residencies, and grants. She successfully sold, worked with bronze foundries, and exhibited at the most renowned art festivals in the western United States.

As an artist working in the public realm, Feather has actualized community-based projects, developed artistic concepts, and worked with a variety of constituencies. A stone and glass sculpture centers an intersection in the City of Ashland, Oregon and for two large glass windows for the Medford Higher Education Center, she responded to the community vision. The piece in Ashland is a memorial to several families who were integral in the development and growth of the city and the second is a visual representation of the efforts of two educational facilities which combines resources and welcomes students into the new building. She also works as an assistant to Betsy Damon, an internationally renowned eco-artist who has completed large multi-dimensional projects overseas and in the U.S. emphasizing collaboration with artists, scientists and communities.

van der Zanden: “I grew up in the country near my grandparents where they hunted, fished, gardened and grew fruit and nut trees from which they made furniture. There I gained an awe and wonder for the intersection of humans and nature.”

Feather: “Our deep humanity and the secrets and wonders of the microcosm and macrocosm of our universe inspire my art and move me to find the words and images that connect us.”

 And too, a Seaside migration sign shares knowledge

Courtesy of the Discovery Program at the Seaside Aquarium. Thank you neighbors.

Liking the people involved.  Sept 7th Art walk opens with friends and family first

Liking the people involved. Sept 7th Art walk opens with friends and family first

Welcoming you and me and all our friends,  Lana Jane Brent and Ellen Swanson, Art Walk hostesses.

Welcoming you and me and all our friends, Lana Jane Brent and Ellen Swanson, Art Walk hostesses.

The art patrons arrive.

The art patrons arrive.

We play, we eat, we treat.
Hostesses Dee, Jean and Kathy
Menu by Sharon Krask, chef with the mostest

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