Word of Mouth


“Through the Door” by Barbara Rosbe Felisky. Miniature oil on linen.

Barbara Rosbe Felisky
is known for rich impressionist paintings of gardens and landscapes. The afternoon sun warming a wall or a glorious profusion of roses climbing over a gate, miniatures that impart a sense of tranquility and awe in an all-too-often hectic world.

Travel is an important facet of Felisky’s life. Her frequent trips provide inspiration and source material for her images of Provence, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Italy’s Lake District, the Pacific Coast, and, of course, many gardens. Felisky’s rich palette and vibrant colors capture the exhilarating hues of the flowers and shrubs, while the paths draw the viewer deep into the quiet tranquility of the vistas viewed through windows and doors.

“Looking Toward” by Barbara Rosbe Felisky. Miniature oil on linen.

 

Travel is an important facet of  Barbara Felisky’s life. Her frequent trips provide inspiration and source material for her images of Provence, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Italy’s Lake District, along the Pacific Coast, and, of course, many  gardens. Felisky’s rich palette and vibrant colors capture the exhilarating hues of the flowers and shrubs, while the paths draw the viewer deep into the quiet tranquility of the vistas viewed through windows and doors.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Felisky now resides in Southern California and the North Coast Oregon, painting daily at her studios. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Education from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. In order to further develop her skills, Felisky studied oil painting with a number of artists as well as drawing under Fredrick Odell.

 

 

Barbara Felisky, whose biography appears in Who’s Who in American Art, has also been featured in American Artist magazine on a number of occasions. Her work has been shown in a number of major juried exhibitions and featured in many gallery shows.

SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS

Annual One-Woman Show, Simic New Renaissance Galleries,      Carmel, CA (15 years)

Annual Exhibitor, Decor Expo Trade Show,       Atlanta GA (15 years)

Exhibitor, Art Expo, New York and Los Angeles      (three years)

Haystack Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, CA

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 81st National Exhibit,      National Arts Club, NYC

Miniature Art Society of Washington D.C., National Show

Miniature Art Society of Florida, National Show

AWARDS

First Place: National Miniature Show

First Place: National Western Small Paintings Show

First Place: Allegheny Small Paintings Show

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Nordstrom’s Corporate Collection, Seattle

Bank of America, Los Angeles, CA (various locations)

The Park Hotel, Los Vegas, NV

Marriott Hotels, Newport Beach, and Los Angeles, CA

Marriott Hotels, New Orleans, LA

The Breakers Hotel, Long Beach, CA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

City of Brea, California, Civic Center

City of Orange, California, Civic Center

 

 

Welcoming Barbara Felisky,  previously showing at Haystack Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon (closed),  now  showing at Fairweather Gallery.

 

 

Grace note! Thank you Paul Brent for the referral.

For more about the gallery, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Birds of a Feather” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

 

Osprey, sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle, river hawk or fish hawk, is a large raptor, reaching more than 2 feet in length and 6 feet in wing span. As its other common name suggests, the osprey’s diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It possesses specialized physical characteristics and exhibits unique behavior to assist in hunting and fishing. The Broadway Park osprey nest has a live camera placed by the Necancium Watershed Council and the City of Seaside.

 

 

After a thirty-year career as an award winning biology teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine became the first executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, which he co-founded in 1986. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images, a partnership with Michael Wing, dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests. Their photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems.

Neal focuses his imagery on exploring wildlife in the context of its habitat, while Michael’s specialty is capturing action images that illustrates the dynamic nature of coastal wildlife. PacificLight Images is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect wildlife habitat and its connectivity. A percentage of all photography sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal.

 

 

Seaside ospreys by Neal Maine.

The Broadway Park osprey nest has a live camera placed by the Necancium Watershed Council and the City of Seaside.

In Clatsop County, Oregon there are about 14 osprey nests.

Watch the osprey at Seasideosprey.org.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery EMERGING artist Hall of Fame

2006-2018

 Kristin Qian

Britney Drumheller

Nick Brakel

Robert McWhirter

Michael Wing

Michele Bettger

Rebecca Gore

Gayle H. Seely

Linda Trexler

Diane Copenhaver

Ashley Howarth

Whelpsy Whelp

Veronica Russell

For more info about the gallery, go to www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Seaside Dreams” 16×12, original oil by Melissa Jander

 

“Lavender in Window” 12×16, original oil by Melissa Jander

 

“Sweet Peas in Window” 12×12, original oil by Melissa Jander

 

 

 

Melissa Jander, a “home-grown” Pacific Northwestern painter, brings “A Sense of Place” to her latest works by combining objects, settings and a glimpse of the environment. Using carefully chosen colors and expressive brushwork she hopes to invite the art viewer to participate by evoking a mood, memory or emotion.

 

 

Grace note received:

“Looking forward to a fabulous show and another fun visit to Seaside. In addition, on three paintings I have updated my framing, adding linen liners and new frame molding. I was selected as the 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster artist! Here is the NW News article. See you soon!” 🙂 Melissa

 

 

Home/News & Features/News/2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster art created by Woodinville artist

Each year a committee of community volunteers selects a local artist to create the official poster, which is unique to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

Local artists submit their applications and the winner is free to choose their medium and style in a way that will interpret their vision of the festival and the tulips of Skagit Valley. In a testament to the quality of the art, several previous posters received the Gold Pinnacle award from the International Festival & Events Association. The new poster is unveiled in November each year, and this year’s artist is one of our own.

Woodinvile artist Melissa Jander was chosen to create the 2018 official poster. She created her Tulip Festival poster painting with oils on a smooth, acrylic-primed masonite board. Said Melissa, “I will leave the style of the painting up to the viewer to decide, but the styles of art I’m most interested in are impressionist and post-impressionist… My favorite artists are Pierre Bonnard, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Cezanne…their work really resonates with me because of their use of color, representation of light and expressiveness of brushstrokes.”

Melissa used inspiration from years of visiting the tulip fields to create her painting. She said, “It’s a wonderful experience every visit. I do quick sketches and paintings out in the fields; and take photos as well in all kinds of weather. The sunny days are great for the contrasts in light and shadow, but overcast days can’t be beat for seeing the powerful, rich color of those blooms. Then at home I combine my resource material into an idea for a painting. It starts with several sketches and composition ideas, then after deciding on a favorite I do a larger sketch and move it onto a larger canvas or panel.”

After earning a bachelor of arts in foreign language and literature from Washington State University, a Graphic Design certificate from the Art Institute of Seattle, and a Web Design certificate from Bellevue College, Melissa started her career as a graphic designer and marketing professional before seriously pursuing her art in 2001. Current art associations include Women Artists of the West, American Impressionist Society, Northwest Artists in Action and Woodinville Arts Alliance. She is currently represented by Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, OR, and Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes, WA.

When asked how she felt about being chosen to paint the poster for the 35th anniversary she replied, “Gosh, I was so thrilled to be invited to paint the 35th anniversary poster! I have hoped to contribute to the SVTF poster in some way for many years… but it took a long time of learning skills, practice, and life experience before the time was right to pursue it further. I appreciated the opportunity to meet and work with the Tulip Festival committee and the tulip farm owners because many of us around here have been the beneficiaries of all of their hard work over the years. The tulip farms and Tulip Festival are a real treasure for us here.”


Melissa Jander artist with her 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster art.

Published by Woodinville Weekly/ April 2018

 

 

To learn more about the artist, please visit

www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

…artists/ …Melissa Jander

Lynda Campbell, artist, spoke at the opening reception of “Perfect Pear, Perfect Pair, Perfect Pare” on May 5 at Fairweather’s.

 

 

And, too, a grace note:

“Thank you for your interest and support of my work. Your gallery is highly regarded among artists so it is special to be included in one of your showings. The “pear, pair, pare” theme was fun and it was interesting to see everyone’s interpretations. I appreciate all your did (and all you do) to share artists accomplishments. It is a lot of work for you each month. My best.”  —Lynda Campbell

 

 

Read more about the artist lecture at:

Fairweather House and Gallery | https://www

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/tag/fairweather-house-and-gallery/

A “pear”antly by Lynda Campbell for Perfect Pear…

 

“Those that live for the arts, support the arts.” Art patrons capture the artist lecture presented by Lynda Campbell.

 

Read more about the opening reception at:

https://www.seasideor.com/event/first-saturday-art-walk-3/ …Blue Bond, Marga Stanley, Bill Baily, and Lynda Campbell

 

Pastel Pears by Lynda Campbell

Read more about the artist at:

https://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com | extraordinary home …

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/

Lynda Campbell, pastel artist, has worked in the medium for about 14 years. She has a BS degree in Art Education from the University of Oregon. She has lived …

 

 

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Through May 31

Perfect Pear, Pair, Pare Exhibition

Regional artists were selected due to their art related to scale and perspective, and the way things correlate and interact.

Featuring artists Lisa Wiser, Patti Isaacs, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Blue Bond, Marga Stanley, Bill Baily, and Lynda Campbell.

 

Take a note

Upcoming Fairweather Exhibition

June 2, 5-7pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Artist Reception

“Sense of Place”

 

Oriental pear wood and “Melba’s” plum wood bowl by Daniel Harris.

Dated and signed. 10% off to veterans.” —Daniel Harris

 

Big leaf maple and cherry wood bowl with a decorative finial.

“So beautiful to create. You will just die when you.” –Daniel Harris, wood worker.

Reversible top has a battery operated LED candle. 

 

“Fellow wood worker and friend shared the idea to make the finial top with a dual purpose. Includes an extra battery”  —Daniel Harris

 

 

 

 

 

Recent commissioned work by Penelope Culbertson, artist and calligrapher

Penelope Culbertson began her art studies at the Portland Art Museum as a child, in the art department at Cleveland High School, at Reed College with calligraphy master Lloyd Reynolds, at Willamette University in Salem, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute de Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico.

Penelope was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board. Penelope worked in the Hawaii State Artist-in-School program and showed as the Artist-in-Residence at the Hyatt Regency. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Royal Waikoloan Hotel.

Since her return to Portland, Penelope has had seventeen solo exhibits of her watercolors. She showed year round at the Hawthorne Arts Gallery and annually at the Buckman Art Show where she was the founding chairman of the Children’s Art Sale. She taught children’s art classes at the Buckman Arts Magnet Elementary and for the Portland Parks Dept. in their after-school program. In 1999 she helped produce a book of children’s watercolors about the Portland Water System. She was co-founder of The Hawthorne Arts Guild and showed in all their monthly group shows.

Penelope Culbertson teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy.

 

 

 

Fun fact:

Featured Observing Botany artists, Penelope Culbertson and JoAnn Pari-Mueller, are members of the Portland Calligraphy Society and the Oregon Society of Artists.   And, too, both artists are featured in the upcoming PSC  show in the display windows at the Portland Justice Center from April 15 – June 3.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Penelope Culbertson

 

Grace note received for the Observing Botany opening reception.  April 7, 5-7pm at Fairweather’s.

 

“I was thinking perhaps I could demonstrate some illuminated letters….a capital, an initial with some foliage or vines, gold or silver accents.  I could talk a little about illuminated letters.  That way it would still be about calligraphy but incorporating your botany theme.  Thanks for always challenging me in new directions!”  –-Penelope Culbertson

Penelope Culbertson, master calligrapher and artist, spoke during the opening reception for Observing Botany at the Fairweather House and Gallery for April Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, as well as demonstrated the art of illumination.

 

 

 

 

“Windswept.” 16×20. Oil on Canvas

 Judy Horning Shaw

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

“When I began my art career it was an act for which I was punished—drawing and coloring on my bedroom walls. That did not stop me, though I did move on to art that uses more traditional materials—currently oil paints with some acrylics, watercolors or drawing materials thrown in for spice.  At that young age, I was making drawings and botanical notes about the plants of my surroundings along the coast.  Later I began drawing or painting people, places, and things. My focus is still largely representational—painting the things I experience and feel that have an inherent beauty either of appearance or of being. I also enjoy an occasional foray into abstraction.

 

 

“Far Reaching.” 18×24. Oil on canvas

 Judy Horning Shaw

The purpose of my art-making continues to be much the same as when I was six and making those wall drawings—I am curious about what I am actually experiencing—beyond the obvious, beyond just appearances. I paint as a way to understand. When painting people, I am trying to understand who they are; how does their accumulated life experience show in their appearance, posture or surroundings? If more than one, how do they relate? The same could be true of trees, mountains or the ocean.

“Sentinels.”  12x 24. Oil on canvas

Judy Horning Shaw

A landscape is a living thing trying to fulfill its nature, but often constrained by forces outside its control. What does that look or feel like? How do I come to understand it? First, I paint from direct observation as much as possible as this enables me to see and feel the subject first hand. My painting technique is to marry various thicknesses of paint and types of marks to express the appearance and nature of the subject. I also aim to use colors in a naturalistic way to fine-tune the light that expresses time of day, season and/or emotion. It is my hope you will explore with me in my journey to seek an understanding of the nature of things, and take away from it a deeper appreciation for connecting to the world.

 

March 2018 Exhibition

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fresh Greens 

Featuring resident artists: Karen E. Lewis, Fred Lukens, Carolyn Macpherson, Richard Newman, Mike Mason and Gayle H. Seely.

Welcoming artist Judy Horning Shaw.

 

 

Grace note received:

“I am very happy to see the Statement woven in with the thumbnails;  it is just lovely, and I am very appreciative of the time and effort you have put in to promoting my work.” –-Judy Horning Shaw

 

Judy Horning Shaw offered an artist lecture during the FRESH GREENS opening reception.

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