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“Cliffs” oil by Lee Munsell
“Oregon Hug Point”

“Oregon North Coast Gold”

“One gets the feeling that Lee Munsell wants to communicate more than paint alone can suggest He uses nuances of light to create transcendent evocations.”

Lee Munsell uses nuances of light to create transcendent evocations. At a time when excess is a great temptation for an artist, it is refreshing to find an individual like Munsell who embraces time-honored tradition then attempts the difficult.

He explores the profundity of water and light, presenting a shimmering work on rocks, or a glow of luminosity in back lit waves.” –William Havlicek, art critic

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

On display and on sale through May 25

ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell.

The artist, Lee Munsell, is a Luminist, as he explores a range of naturalistic subject matter with a sensitive eye for varying degrees of luminosity. He takes on the more difficult subjects of water, its weight, and its under tow in the tidal current.

Welcoming NW pastel artist Susan Mitchell. 

On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start.

In the words of the May 2021 gallery exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime.

The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new art specially created for the upcoming high season.   

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Lee Munsell painting LIVE at Fairweather Gallery in the spring of 2021.

“There is a design to the world and cosmos around us. There are lessons in everything created.” LM

Just in from Lee Munsell. New for 2021.

Oil Paintings. One-of-a-kind.

Original artwork that is not set into any frame.

Because of frameless borders, these artworks can adapt to any style.

Unframed works are loved for their sleek and modern look.

Please read more about Lee Munsell, on the featured artist tab at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com 

His art works have been selected previosuly for the Laguna Festival of the Arts, a sought after juried show. In addition, Lee Munsell has participated in the Pageant of the Masters. His work is exhibited in selected galleries throughout the United States including a one man how at the World Art Gallery. He has traveled throughout throughout the Pacific NW to gather insights and does pencil sketches on location that allow him to take the inspiration for new work later in his studio.

“Precision” acrylic on wood panel by Diane Copenhaver

‘On your Marks’ Fairweather Gallery  exhibition May 1-25
 
 
The theme of ‘On Your Marks’ resonates with me.  Since my work is abstract, non-representational, I often begin a work with mark-making.  Disturbing a blank canvas by making a mark and then responding with another mark, sets the work in motion.”  Diane Copenhaver
 
 
 
“Experiment encaustic wax and pigment by Diane Copenhaver
“Who” encaustic wax and pigment by Diane Copenhaver
 
 
For the Fairweather Gallery May 2021 show,  my art pieces are an exploration of some new techniques. The mixed media collage and encaustic works reflect mark making and response but with a bit of whimsy and playfulness.”  DC

Diane Copenhaver, abstract artist, is a NW resident, and has embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash creative talents after a successful career in the aerospace industry. business. Bellevue College provided foundational skills focused on the principles and elements of design, color theory and harmonies, and painting techniques and processes.

Diane is painting primarily abstract using acrylics on varied surfaces. She also produces collage and mixed media works, is studying calligraphic arts and has begun to explore encaustic painting.

Color and texture are often the focus of Diane’s paintings. She uses layers of paint, as well as a variety of tools and mediums.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Art show and sale

May 1-25

ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell.

Welcoming NW pastel artist Susan Mitchell. 

“On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start.

In the words of the May 2021 gallery exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime.”

The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new art specially created for the upcoming high season.   

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“An 8 x10 box points a new direction, with dreamlike images that wrap around and create a story or awaken a memory.” Gayle H. Seely, artist
“Reverse side of 8×10″ box Drawn with oil markers, this box is covered on all sides with vivid, lively colors.” Gayle H. Seely

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Art Show and Sale

May 1-25

ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burges, and Lee Munsell. Debuting the pastel art of Susan Mitchell. 

“On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start. In the words of the Fairweather exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime”. 

The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new art specially created for the upcoming summer season.   

“For by the coastal summer season, is that nothing is enjoyed without community, without creative collaboration, without pure joy, and resolute faith in living safely and sharing generously with friends, family, and visitors.”  FH&G

Seely has been represented by the Fairweather Gallery since 2015.

Seely and her husband live in Seaside where she also has a studio. When she isn’t working, she enjoys walking and spending time with her beautiful dog.

“I love seeing people become so involved in my boxes,” Gayle H. Seely. The artist’s unique creations will be on display at Fairweather House and Gallery’s Art Walk kick off at the ON YOUR MARKS opening reception on Saturday, May 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Her painting methods combined with fresh, modern energy and emotions create intricate colorful boxes, bound to delight.

Seely, an Oregon native, moved to the North Coast from Trinidad in 1984. She became familiar with the area after her parents, Carol and Al Vernon, moved to Gearhart in 1980.

After graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in fine art, she moved to San Francisco to take a job in an architectural design firm.

To offset the artistic constrictions of her day job, she enrolled at Humboldt State College as a post baccalaureate unclassified, which meant she could take any art class she liked.

“There was a senior year seminar where I was thrown in with the messy artists, and I realized I wanted to feel that,” Seely said.

She decided to pay off her school loan and her and car loan and eventually quit her job in San Francisco to move to Trinidad to make art. To support herself, she took a job waiting tables. 

“When I wasn’t working, I drew. I was drawn to seascapes,” Seely said. “I’ve always loved the beach.”

Not long after, Seely had an epiphany she wanted to focus exclusively on boxes, a direction she’s taken for several years.

“The boxes are surprisingly durable,” Seely said. All the same, she said people collect them and regard them as talismans.

Excerpts from Seaside Signal newspaper

 

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“My dog is a trained pheasant hunter,” Seely says.

It’s easy to imagine one day, perhaps, in May, during the artist talk at the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk… Gayle will describe how feathers found their way into her enchanting and imaginative work…  

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Karen Doyle is an award-winning Impressionist oil painter. She paints luminous, colorful landscapes of her local Oregon surroundings and the places she has traveled and lived. She is a member of the Oregon Society of Artists and shows her work at Fairweather House + Gallery in Seaside, Oregon. 

“Gardener’s Delight” oil impasto by Karen Doyle

I paint oil on panel, en Plein Air (outdoors) and in my home studio, I create luminous, impressionist landscapes of Oregon. I paint with palette knife and brush, often beginning with a few pencil lines to mark out my chosen composition, then blocking in large areas of color with a brush.  As the composition unfolds, I build up buttery, thick impasto layers with a palette knife, often scraping up piles of paint from my palette to create new colors with each swipe of the knife.  My impressionist landscapes reflect the intense feelings I get from observing the ordinary beauty that surrounds me everyday.  

I attended UC San Diego and studied a variety of  subjects in the arts and sciences, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minors in Visual Arts and Philosophy.  Off to graduate school I went, to pursue a PhD in Social Psychology.  I moved to the Pacific Northwest and  began pursuing my goal of becoming a working artist.  I studied life drawing at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, and enrolled in the Museum School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art, or PNCA) to pursue a Certificate in Fine Art.  Simultaneously, I began my career at Nike, where I have now worked for over 27 years.  

When Covid shut down events, workshops and conventions, I needed to rethink my involvement, and I chose to focus on local engagement.  I  refreshed my membership with the American Psychological Association, a discipline which continues to be a source of passion and fulfillment for me.”  Karen Doyle  

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

End grace note Spring 2021… “Daughters are wearing masks while performing live. I’m pleased with the cautious and data-driven approach that Oregon has taken.  Gradually, a new normal emerges.  It changes daily, however.  We are not in control, the virus is.”  Karen Doyle

© Karen Doyle/  FH&G 2021

Jewelry by Mary Truhler, watercolor abstracts by Lieta Gratteri, photographs by Neal Maine, triptych landscape by Toni Avery, hydrangea oil by Melissa Jander, floral still life by Emily Schultz McNeil, pen and ink portrait by Vanessa K. Stokes, and pottery by Marcia Hudson.
Heron oil painting by Paul Brent, wood sculptures by Martin Conley, landscape oil by Karen Doyle, silk and cotton ribbons by the yard, hardbound coastal cookbook, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, wood turned bowls by Daniel Harris, bamboo and mahogany wood runner, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, jewelry by Michelle Shigemasa, raw edge trestle table, down filled silk throw pillows, and milk painted wood lyre table.
Mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, encaustic art by Emily Miller, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, cranes by Peggy Evans, fused glass bowl by Bob Lecari, ocean ghost rope baskets by Emily Miller, willow twig table by Otis, mouth blown art glass, and selected plated glass frames.
Art by Karen Doyle, cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, assemblage vase by Jeanne Walker, calligraphy art by Penelope Culbertson, tile earrings by Kris Zorko, silk textile wall hanging by Cicely Gilman, fused glass art platter by Bob Heath, hand turned wood candlestick, and verdigris bronze stand.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Nature’s Grace on exhibition through April 25

“Truly, artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the  imagination, transcending grace  through the muse of nature.” FH&G

Displays by KD Fairweather, allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

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Watercolor by Mary Burgess, art glass, masks by Cherry Harris, and visiting art patron Jessica, beautifully dressed for the Fairweather Gallery opening reception for Nature’s Grace.

Oceanscape by Toni Avery, watercolor by Mary Burgess, fish platter by Sandy Visse, bamboo linen masks by Beth Fulton, jewelry by Mary Truhler, fused glass platter by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, and diachronic glass rectangle plate by Christine Downs.

   I hail from California and my two loves are buying bulbs and shoes with flowers on them.”  Mary Lyn Gough

About the artist:

Like any artist, as a child, I started by painting on the walls. 

I sold my first painting in 7th grade. Won 1st prize in the County Fair 5 times in a row. Creating a balance of right & left-brain hemispheres, I collected a few college degrees. I received income in my college years by selling art.  MLG

Art is a luxury we all can afford. I have the experience of witnessing people find the right artwork. Being both a maker and seller of art- I worked at LaHina Gallery in San Francisco. You can tell when someone falls in love with a piece by their expression, body language. Somehow helping them and sharing in that experience of discovery – that Ahaa moment- was compelling. MLG

“Spring Pageant” watercolor 23 x 30 framed by Mary Lyn Gough

“Watercolors have the transparency of oils and a vibrancy of acrylics with the beguiling nature of water. Painting with watercolors is an attempt to control the uncontrollable.” MLG

“Spring Awakening” 23 x 30 watercolor by Mary Lyn Gough
 
 
Mary Lyn is a Principal Program Delivery Partner at Providence. She strives to spend at least a couple of weekends a month on the North coast and has served on the Board of the Cannon Beach Arts Association.  In addition, the artist arrived to lecture about her new watercolors, a floral series of original framed art priced at $650 each, during the April Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather Gallery.
 
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Mary Lyn Gough, water color artist, with Bon Knoll, another Cannon Beach Arts Association Board member.  Fun fact:  Nancy Knoll, spouse of Bob Knoll, is also another Cannon Beach Arts Association Board member.  Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer.

Arching Glory” 23 x 30 watercolor by Mary Lyn Gough

You can teach the basics of structure, the technique of any art process, however, to access the 7th element within cannot be taught. It comes from your soul or intestines, depending on the day.

It is like Picasso, who during his Blue Period, mastered techniques which allowed him to break all the rules and create Cubism.”  MLG

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MARY LYN GOUGH watercolors on display and for sale through April 25.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

“Truly, artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the  imagination, transcending grace  through the muse of nature.” FH&G

 

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

This Orchid Collection is inspired by attending the Garden Island Orchid Society Spring Fantasy Show on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Strolling through the colorful display of orchid plants was like traveling into a fragrant dream full of colors and shapes.  Some of the orchids were as tiny as a thumbnail while others had flowers as large as grapefruit.  I have attempted to recreate the orchid essence.” JR


“Part of the abstract composition is created by using powdered charcoal, light molding paste, and transparent fluid acrylic paint. To create the initial black and white underpainting, organic forms are used as stencils.  In this collection, you may see cedar boughs, sword ferns, or even the outlines of garden rake tines.  After the powdered charcoal is sealed onto the paper as many as 16 to 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint are applied.
JR

“The most difficult part of the process is waiting for each layer to dry between each application of color and/or texture.  This building up of layers gives the impression that there is something more beyond the visible veneer.  The pieces transform and reveal new imagery in the various lights during the progression of the day.  By changing your observation angle you may see shapes and currents that were not viewed previously.” JR

“Grace helps us do more than we can on our own. Nature brings truths that we could never discover without the help of grace.”

 

NATURE’S GRACE

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

April  Exhibition

Through April 25

Features glass artist Rosalyn Andronesch, acrylic artist Toni Avery, oil painter Karen Doyle, en plein artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schultz McNiel, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

Introducing artist Mary Lyn Gough.

Showing new art on display by Bill Baily, Neal Maine, Diana Nadal, abd Jan Rimerman.

 

“Truly, artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the  imagination, transcending grace  through the muse of nature.” FH&G

 

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Through her paintings, Emily Schultz McNeil invites you to see the world through her perspective of beauty, elegance,  exquisite light, and rich color. Her trained eye and disciplined skill are blended with an alluring charm, making her paintings delight your senses and touch your heart.

  

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

NATURE’S GRACE

On exhibition through April 25

“Artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the imagination, transcending grace through the muse of nature.” 

Features glass artist Rosalyn Andronesch, acrylic artist Toni Avery, landscape painter Karen Doyle, en plein air artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist  Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schultz McNeil, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

Showcasing new mixed media work by Jan Rimerman.

Introducing watercolorist Mary Lyn Gough.

 

 

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Camellia” by naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, resident Fairweather House and Gallery artist.

Dorota, a Seaside artist, holds a Diploma in Botanical Illustration through the Society of Botanical Artists in the UK. Dorota is a member of the Oregon Botanical Artists Circle, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists, and the American Society of Botanical Artists. She created and published an ethnobotanical coloring book titled ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh holds a  B.A. degree in Art, B.A degree in International Studies, B.A., and M.A.T. degree.  She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education. She has taught Art, Spanish, ESL, Art of Ethnobotany, Botanical Drawing at public school, community colleges and various community/art centers.

“Magnolia bud in Oregon” 

March brings gorgeous flowering trees, a purple stormy sky, and lots of rain. What can be more precious?” DH-L

Added a bit more to the magnolia drawing. What a beautiful tree! What beautiful colors! DH-L

“Skunk cabbage are beginning to emerge on the Oregon Coast. One of my favorites as it brightens the dark swampy winter. This illustration was completed as part of my Diploma in Botanical Illustration with Society of Botanical Artists in London. Colored pencil and graphite.” DH-L

“Salal, an Oregon native.”   

A beginning of a composition. Love the resilience of the plant. DH-L

“Artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the imagination, transcending grace through the muse of nature.”

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

SeasideNATURE’S GRACE

On exhibition

Through April 25

Features glass artist Rosalyn Andronesch, acrylic artist Toni Avery, oil painter Karen Doyle, en plein artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schulz McNiel, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

Introducing artist Mary Lyn Gough.

Showing art on display by Bill Baily, Neal Maine, Diana Nadal, and Jan Rimerman.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh spoke about her Seaside Mill Ponds coloring book at a recent Fairweather Gallery event.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Dorota Haber-Lehigh’s Seaside Mill Pond Natural History Coloring Books. 

$20. 

Proceeds in support of Seaside Parks

“Grace helps us do more than we can on our own.

Nature brings truths that we could never discover without the help of grace.”

Art selected by Dorota Haber-Lehigh for the Nature’s Grace show at Fairweather’s. On sale and on exhibit through April 25.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh speaks about her Seaside Mill Ponds coloring books at a recent Fairweather Gallery after-hours event.


Dorota Haber-Lehigh | 2021 Creative Resident | Bloedel …

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Jan 29, 2021 — Dorota HaberLehigh is an artist, educator, and naturalist with a passion for depicting flora of the Pacific Northwest.
 
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Translating nature into art Seaside artist, forager and teacher …

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 Dorota HaberLehigh is fascinated by plants. Specifically, native plants: seeing how they grow and change through the seasons; identifying … Read more…
 

“Watersong”  acrylic 30 x 48 by Toni Avery

Toni Avery is an artist working primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Her images reflect the range and diversity of the surrounding landscapes from the forests, beaches, and surrounding land of the Willamette Valley.

After receiving her art degree from Marylhurst University, Toni worked as a design consultant but was never far from her love of painting and photography.

Today she uses a number of her photographs as subject matter for paintings, referring to them only as “points of departure”, but it is her vision that completes a painting.

Toni’s artwork can be seen in many public collections,  such as Kaiser Permanente’s “Healing Artwork Collection,” on display at the Westside Medical Centers in Hillsboro and Beaverton, Oregon, and is also featured in their  publication, “Tranquil Relief Through Nature.”

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 NATURE’S GRACE

On exhibition

Through April 25

“Artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the imagination, transcending grace through the muse of nature.”

Features glass artist Rosalyn Andronesch, acrylic artist Toni Avery, oil painter Karen Doyle, en plein artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schultz McNiel, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

Introducing artist Mary Lyn Gough.

Showing art on display by Bill Baily, Neal Maine, Diana Nadal, Jan Rimerman, among others.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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