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Hood River by Bill Baily

Original watercolor, 22″ x 28″ framed in a black metal fame with double off white mats

 

About the artist.

Bill Baily lives with his wife, Donna, in Lake Oswego, Oregon.  They have a weekend place on the Oregon coast. Although he was a professional pharmacist, he has also been an artist for over forty-six years. Bill is now retired and he spends his time painting. His subject matter is impressionistic landscapes and seascapes as well as the more prevalent fruit and vegetable still lifes for which he is well known.

Bill studied with Nelson Sandgren, Charles Mulvey, Perry Acker, Phil Tyler and George Hamilton. He has had work included in the annual Northwest Watercolor Society Show in Seattle, Artists of Oregon Exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, and numerous Watercolor Society of Oregon Biannual exhibits. He has contributed his paintings to the Cascade Aids Auctions where his work was usually selected to be in their published catalogues.

 

Some of the permanent collections where his work can be found are those of Sunriver Lodge and Condominiums, Georgia-Pacific, Wells Fargo Bank, Lloyd Corporation, the Arlington Club, Good Samaritan Hospital, Nabisco, the Multnomah Athletic Club, Bank of America, Freightliner, Sisters of Providence Hospital, and Boise Cascade. Many private collectors in the United States, Japan and Western Europe also collect his paintings.

 

 

The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on March 7 between the hours of 5-7: pm is all about the arts. Visitors may visit with artists, view an artist demonstration, listen to an art lecture or enjoy live performances in music. The downtown event, celebrating 16 years in 2020, is walk about in the historic district located between Holladay and Broadway. Free and open to the public.

Fairweather House and Gallery

March 7, 5-7:pm

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

Opening reception for “A Fresh Start” featuring artists Toni Avery, Bill Baily, Karen Doyle, Christine Downs, Bob Heath, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Gayle H. Seely and Bill Shumway.

“This exhibit’s expectation lies in its possibility to present fresh, new perspectives, inspiration, experiences, reflection and even the possibility for transcendence in some way.”

Artist lectures at 5:30 pm.

Bill Baily will lecture about creating a new series of abstract paintings. Most specifically, he will speak about working with gouache as a versatile painting medium.  The artist will reveal a new work of art that was used successfully in a mixed-media approach.

 

Bill Baily lectured about his art during a 2019 exhibition at Fairweather’s.

Spring habitat talk  and raffle drawing for a signed photograph by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:00 pm.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

Read more at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Or go to http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

 

Bill Baily’s art is also shown at the Portland Art Museum.

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Pamplin Media Group – Bill Baily’s art named ‘Best of Show’

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May 11, 2017 – BILL BAILY – The winners of the Lake Area Artists Show and Sale have been announced, based on the judging by the …

 

Previously, art by Bill Baily was selected to be in the 2019 Cannon Beach Arts Association Miniature Exhibition “Exploring the Extraordinary,” with three paintings under 36 square inches.

 

Most recently,  Bill Baily’s watercolor was selected  into the spring 2020 group show of 80 artists for the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

In addition, Mary Burgess, JoAnn Pari-Mueller  and Pam Haunschild, artists who exhibit art at Fairweather’s, were selected for the 2020 spring Watercolor Society of Oregon.

To read more about the artist, go to https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/artists/bill-baily/

 

To learn more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/

 

 

2018 opening spring reception art hostesses: Kay, Kathy, Sara, Joan and Denise.

 

Each new event is hosted by fabulous Art Walk hostesses. 

A new beginning, truly, a fresh start, surely, acts as an agent of change, serving as a language that accommodates experience and expands our view.  Through March 25, this spring, an exhibition titled a FRESH START at Fairweather House and Gallery opening March 7, embodies this definition of a new season.  A Fresh Start combines modern and traditional forms in order to create something wholly new.

 

Gallerist Denise Fairweather draws upon her earlier life in staging and high-design, principally as a senior level interior designer, allied member 1987-present/ American Society of Interior Designers.  She thinks still in terms of show house staging when designing many of her exhibits.  ‘I do see staging art as a kind of a set.  When an exhibit opens, complete with the proper lighting, signing and art on display, so to speak, I want there to be a perfect scene, for the artists, of course, but also for the art patrons.  The assembled accessories  placed to complement the art created with a specifically appointed theme … let us say …are an ensemble cast …all working together to make a perfect exhibition.”  

Watch time lapse video showing efforts in creating space for a spring exhibition in 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhKYvSZM3bg

 

2017 spring art walk hostesses Joan, Kathy, Denise, Kay, Kathy and Shirley posing just minutes before the opening reception..

In its fourteenth year, Fairweather House and Gallery, located at 612 Broadway in downtown Seaside, Oregon, has established itself as the nexus of the north coast’s art climate with a new exhibition each month.

 

In late 2019, the gallery gave artists the opportunity to select a themed month to exhibit. Regional artists looked over the various themes for 2020 and while, surely, all the themes were of interest, the March artists, truly, believed in the theme for Fresh Start exhibition.  Each artist stepped forward with the willingness to experiment, to try new materials.  For the upcoming exhibition “A Fresh Start” more than one hundred original works of art will be displayed throughout the gallery.

 

The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on March 7 between the hours of 5-7: pm is all about the arts. Visitors may visit with artists, view an artist demonstration, listen to an art lecture or enjoy live performances in music. The downtown event, celebrating 16 years in 2020, is walk about in the historic district located between Holladay and Broadway. Free and open to the public.

Fairweather House and Gallery

March 7, 5-7:pm

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

Opening reception for “A Fresh Start” featuring Northwest artists Toni Avery, Bill Baily, Karen Doyle, Christine Downs, Bob Heath, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Gayle H. Seely and Bill Shumway.

“This exhibit’s expectation lies in its possibility to present fresh, new perspectives, inspiration, experiences, reflection and even the possibility for transcendence in some way. Indeed, the meaning of “fresh start” is: the beginning of a new period or step.  We, truly, expect the North Coast land to be in full springtime bloom for FRESH START, Fairweather’s March exhibition.”

Fresh Start slate includes:

An inspiring opening introduction with Denise Faiweather, gallerist

Greetings and meetings with featured artists

Flexible program tailored by the attending regional artists

Artist lectures at 5:30 pm

Local farm-to-table snacks

Time to connect and celebrate with friends and colleagues

Spring habitat talk and **raffle drawing for a signed photograph by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:00 pm

**Proceeds to support Alaska Wilderness League

LIVE music by Shirley 88

Read more at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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Photos and video by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Through the years we have sought out the finest artisans in the Northwest.

Why bother, you ask, to keep such crafts alive in an age when so little is made by hand today?

Because they are better. 

The work is a gift to your environment. 

We are committed to ecological responsibility.

The majority of the work is created from natural materials.

MADE BY NORTHWEST HANDS.

Always has been. 

Always will be.

 

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Artist Lieta Gratteri

 

I have been painting for eight years and love bringing living items into my art, such as  birds. I love making them come alive, trying to capture a lot of texture on my paper. Watercolor has its own mind sometimes; it’s fun trying to control it to what I’m looking for.

“Chickadee Bundle” watercolor by Lieta Gratteri

My main medium is watercolor with some oil painting on the side.

 

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I love pushing color which is terrific with birds.

 

“I Spy” watercolor with gold leaf by Lieta Gratteri

As you can see, I love to work with color. Making things glow is a passion for me. Layering colors gets a real nice effect.

Table display of Lieta Gratteri’s art.

On exhibit through February 2020.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

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A fresh palette. A revitalized spirit. A soft, rosy hue blooming with potential.  Color of the Year 2020.

“First Light” 2102-70 by Benjamin Moore is the backdrop for a new decade.

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind designer pillows. Antique rosy/ pink velvet brocade.

Down filled pillows with hand stitched flowers in soft pinks and greys.

Questions and Answers:

Q: How to you create a signature style for each season, you ask?

A: I thoughtfully edit the collections and forecast an upcoming season after reading interior designer trade magazines and re-visit favorite design books. I take a lot of time in the winter to consider and select a trending idea and a designer look. My approach has one important quality: to provide an artful vision.

The products selected are to be made by hand and made in America.  Indeed, the gallery has a sign in the front window that says this.  My signature style, oftentimes tweaked and refined, is created to offer the unique and beautiful  Fairweather House & Gallery “look”.

In truth, a few are not just, let’s say…favorites, but rather have become signature pieces…as in the sublimely beautiful hand made glass design pieces that are the “Fairweather” calling cards. My signature style is a set mind, applying a vision of what ifs, must-sees and to-dos.

 

Visitors have often said: “This place is amazing.”

And, then, too, I often share. I’m a minimalist in my mind, constantly editing the displays, walls and tables to insure that the gallery isn’t too-perfect…but, rather, a showcase of sophisticated one-of-a-kind art pieces that highlight each individual season.  D. Fairweather, gallerist and Allied Member A.S.I.D.

FAV winter read re-visited  for 2020:

The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details by Christiane Lemieux

 

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P.S.S.T. Four weeks to Valentine’s Day.

Exclusive to Seaside.  Fran’s fine chocolates.

 

P.S.S.T. Six weeks to spring.

“Neighborhood Party” oil  by Melissa Jander.

 

Copyright © 2020 D. Fairweather

Rugged refinement. Updated made-by-hand rustic goods with a fresh new update in mercury glass crafted with non-toxic grape juice.

Gnarled driftwood bench with silk, down and chenille decorative pillows accented by a hand quilted silk throw.

Re-purposed western red cedar that has been recycled rather than harvested, as well as, red teak wood that has been recovered from derelict or abandoned buildings. The wood pedestals are finished with marine oil. “Perfectly imperfect” blemishes offer the hallmark of re-inventing the vintage and antique woods.  Complete with minor nail holes and pegs.

 

Shaved wood shade and cast silver plated antler base.  3-way switch.

Mouth blown crystal with natural winter stems. Neal Small cubist mirror with hammered bronze vases.

Chiseled silver leaf vase, hand blown glass urns, bronze Mother Nature figurine, Penelope Culbertson hand lettered  Desiderata quote.

“GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste. Remember what peace there may be in silence. Whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.” –M. Ehrmann/ 1927

Hammered silver pendant with sand dollar fossil stone.

Under a mouth blown cloche- hornet’s nest placed on a vintage tray at D. Fairweather’s home  (a personal and private collection).

 

January 2020 designer notes:

“For inspiration, turn to nature.  Display shed antlers, moss, branches, deeply imprinted fossils, seashells and inert hornets’ nests. 

A collection in natural history is a pleasing and perfect design element. Collect things that have character and have a story to tell.  A collection starts with a desire to live with beautiful things.

Find one thing that that has character, add another interesting item which will lead to another kind of object.  Embrace being authentic and real. 

Pare down, edit to LUXE, rugged and peaceful items and  remove layers of disputed origins.  Embrace genuine, pleasing and natural items.  Live with want you desire.”

D. Fairweather

Gallerist and interior designer, Allied member  A.S.I.D.

America Society on Interior Designers 1986-present

 

“Max Ehrmann’s poem Desiderata is a concise but truly inspiring reminder to strive for the high ideals. It reminds us to treat others kindly.”  DAF

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Artist Bill Baily.

 

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A FINE LINE slideshow.  Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

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