Atlanta!

 

 

I found my new designs on products and got to meet with many companies who have my designs on their products. Excitement in Atlanta at the Gift Mart.” —Paul Brent

 

 

And, too, a rug by Paul Brent in Home Accents Today magazine.

New at the 2018 market!

 

Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle.

From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form.

While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature.

He especially enjoys painting local scenes and seascapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon

 

For more info, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Paul Brent

 

And, too,  while in Atlanta, Paul stated the temperature was 24′!

Just in! Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

The Eyes Have It.  Saw-whet owl.

And, too, it’s a nearly, dearly life-size image (abt. 6″h)!

Proceeds in support of NCLC.

 

 

Found in a coastal scrub nest box placed  for local wood ducks, a saw-whet owl, flew out to land on  a branch, where it watched the birders doing the nest box housekeeping, then flew back into the box, with a nod and a  howdy do hoot. Saw-whets winter in dense forests along the coast range.

About the Northern Saw-whet Owl:

 

Birders who prowl through conifer groves in winter sometimes find this round-headed little gnome perched there, sitting still as if to avoid notice. Avoiding notice is a task at which this owl often succeeds; it is overlooked in many places where it occurs. Late at night, males give a rhythmic tooting song that may go on for hours with scarcely a break. The bird was named for this song, which reminded settlers of the sound of a whetstone sharpening a saw.

Nesting

Early in breeding season, male sings incessantly at night to defend territory and attract a mate. Nest site is in cavity in tree, usually 15-60′ above ground. Mostly use abandoned woodpeckers holes. Will also use artificial nest boxes. Apparently will not use same site two years in a row.

Length 7.1–8.3 in
Wingspan 16.5–18.9 in

Weight 2.3–5.3 oz

 www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/northern-saw-whet-owl

 

 

 

Just in, another new image from  Neal Maine:  “Bachelor Herd” of elk.

Photo within walking distance of downtown Seaside.

 

For more images, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine.

Save dates and times.

Neal Maine, naturalist, biologist, and nature photographer, will lecture about  the ecology of the local habitat during the 2018 Seaside First Saturday Art Walks at  Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, Seaside, Oregon.

Save the dates.  Save the times. Neal Maine lectures at 6:pm

  • March 3rd
  • April 7th
  • May 5th
  • June 2nd
  • July 7th
  • August 4th
  • September 1st
  • October 6th
  • November 3rd
  • December 1st

 

 

Baroque glass shelf by Lori Bedard. Close up.

Jack Frost glass by Lori Bedard. Close up.

Silver Raku by Lori Bedard. Close up.

 

 

 

Cut work glass by Lori Bedard.

“Just got accepted at the Fairweather Gallery in Seaside. Talked about my work with the gallery owner, Denise, and got really excited about upcoming events. Namely, I will be a featured artist for April with my Raku glass pieces. The theme is botany observations and I will demonstrating my Raku work on the 7th during the Artist’s reception. I will also have a few of my cut-work stained glass pieces and my fused shelves. Life is good. Mark your calendars and come to Seaside in April!” –Lori

Yes, indeed, artist, Lori Bedard, with 22 years as a professional art glass designer and fabricator, works from her home studio in the Northwest and now can be found the Fairweather Gallery!

About Lori:

Most people admire glass and see it’s intrinsic qualities and then others, like Lori Bedard, work to bring about a beauty only imagined. By seeking to bring imagination melded with a combination of techniques, she often wanders into areas not focused on by the mainstream. Offering a unique study or a twisted perspective of art glass creations.

Born and raised in Oregon, nature and the environment have always been at the forefront for this Portlander. Moving and living in Hawaii for five years brought a love for the sea and ocean life, and traveling, as a military wife for sixteen years, throughout the U.S. and abroad instilled a love and respect for life and the earth. Lori earned an undergraduate degree in business, an associates in accounting and minored in art. This unusual left and right brain function combined with life experiences has emerged as art based in cold and hot glass disciplines with functionality and solid engineering.

Back in Oregon for the last 25 years with her husband of 37 years, glass has been a primary focus. Lori owned, operated, and taught art glass in her Canby glass store for over 13 years. During this time, custom residential commissions were a high percentage of the work. Offering custom design and quality construction to clients throughout the west. In 07’, the business was moved to a home studio (or rather, barn). For the past ten years, Lori has been free to experiment and create the unconventional in addition to servicing her business and residential clients. Her work has been viewed in a dozen galleries and shops throughout the state as well as fine art shows.

With thousands of square feet of glass, a few hundred pounds of frit, numerous supplies, the potential for creativity is boundless.  Factor in skill, experience, and knowledge and you have a diverse, beautiful, and bountiful body of work offered through Lori Bedard.

 

 

And, too, new mini-micro, mailable glass work by Rinee Merritt.

“A continued investigation into horticulture and science engages my conversations in kilnformed glass. I frequently include the language of graphic design to focus my communication and messaging. Using glass silkscreening, glass kiln forming and glass casting, I use the light and color to direct my studies in texture, shape, and species.” –Rinee Merritt

Rinee’s glasswork has been included in numerous shows. Her work can found at the Fairweather Gallery in Seaside.

Close up of over the shoulder, one-of-a-kind crafted leather purse designed by Luan. 

 

“Handcrafting products that have the perfect blend of fashion and function.”

 

 

 

Just in! Leather cosmetic cases, crafted and designed by Luan!

Cases are pictured on Luan’s  work bench with a pair of leather mallets. 

In the background are bins, bins and more bins of bling bling.

 

“Using only the best raw materials available, with the belief that by only using quality materials will make quality products. Anything from a basic functional leather set to a sparkling fashion statement that will no doubt turn heads.” 


And, too, a close up from the work room’s bulletin board, a favorite quote.

 

 

 

The artist showed her leather art at The National Finals Rodeo (NFR), known popularly as the “Super Bowl of rodeo,” (a championship event held annually by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association/ PRCA).

Luans Leathers display at the National Finals Rodeo. December, 2017.

 

Fun Fact: The leather designers are relatives.  Luan, a sister-in-law, and  her daughter,  Annie, a niece, are family farm relatives of D. Fairweather, gallerist. In addition, the leather work is crafted on the family farm that was established in 1904!

 

 

“She Loves Me”  by Marga Stanley!

 

And, too, tickled pink news, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

 

Lovely pink  jewelry fashioned exclusively for the gallery!

Mary Boitta, designer.

 

Mary’s jewelry is original, handcrafted and artisan in design, consisting of the  finest quality beads and natural gemstones with sterling silver.  Fun fact: Mary lives in a town, aptly named, Happy Valley, and, too, Mary’s favorite quote:   “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;  it is something you design for the present.” –Jim Rohn

 

Calligraphy quote by Penelope Culbertson, artist.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Penelope Culbertson

 

 

Two new works of art by Marga!

“My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it all over again, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt.

With each coat of paint, whether it’s watercolors, gouache, acrylics and oil comes depth and motion…it’s exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer to the next. I love using odd tools to paint with….for instance, the main images on my mini whimsy collection, were painted with a toothpick (I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife).” –Marga

Please visit http://www.faiweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Marga Stanley.

 

A grace note received by a fellow Fairweather artist:

“Marga, I love your work…very touching and it has a dreamy quality. Wonderful!” –Melissa Jander

 

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/  …Melissa Jander for more info

Red Jasper gemstone  post earrings by Alan.

Yes, indeed, post earrings are being released once again, by special request.

Silver tooled cuff with twisted silver.

 

 

Labradorite gemstone cuff with hammered silver.

Signed and numbered #754

 


Labradorite gemstone ring.

Signed and numbered #077

  But, wait, there’s more new work by Alan.

 

 

 

 

Alan Stockam creates handmade, one of a kind silver jewelry with stones from the Northwest and beyond.

Each silver piece is signed, marked by the artist & numbered.

These pieces have been selected for a variety of  jewelry design and gemstone quality.

Available exclusively at Fairweather House and Gallery.

For over eleven years, the gallery has presented one-of-a-kind jewelry by selected Northwest artisans.

 

 

 

“There is a Way” original oil by Lee Munsell. Location:  Ruby Beach, Olympic Peninsula, WA

 

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 undertow in the tidal current.

The art critic William Havlicek wrote: ”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 may approach a silent mountain terrain where clouds and light are as much the subjects of the work as are the peaks, rivers and strong pines. Munsell explores the profundity of water and light, presenting a shimmering work on rocks, or a glow of luminosity in backlit waves. Taking effects of light is his way of expressing a belief in a supernatural origin for the natural universe.”

For over eleven years, the gallery has presented original art by  recognized and emerging regional artists.

Available exclusively at Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

 

 

 

“Here are the pictures  for my work in progress using the myrtlewood I harvested.” –Mike Brown

 

Mike Brown is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He has had a creative mind and an intense work ethic and likes to express himself building works of art with exotic hard woods. He has won multiple Best of Awards at the Annual Artistry in Wood Juried show. He also enjoys turning bowls and vases on his lathe.

Available exclusively at Fairweather House and Gallery.

For over eleven years, the gallery has presented craft by the most renowned wood workers of the Northwest.

 

For more about the gallery, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Image titled: It says walk.

Coastal elk crossing Highway 101.

Neal Maine, PacificLight Images.

Special order.

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.

 

 

Q: What else is  new from Neal Maine, you ask?

A:  Image titled: Blue Heron Wave. 

Del Rey Beach, in the surf, a Great Blue Heron is spotted catching mole crabs. 

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Imges.

December 2017.

 

THE NEXT FRONTIER, OUR OWN BACKYARD

Humans: We take pictures, walks, deep breaths, memories, rides on waves, water, timber, in habitat that used to belong to other trail makers. We thought we could never catch all the salmon, never cut all the big trees, and never pollute the ocean. In our hubris, we thought we could make our own trails. With renewed humility, we are learning how to share this place, to live together with our partner trail makers. PacificLight Images celebrates this partnership as we use our images to inspire others to honor nature’s trails in OUR OWN BACKYARD.

“Unless otherwise noted, images are presented as they were photographed. Slight adjustment by cropping, lightening or darkening may have been used, but the photo subject is presented as recorded in the Oregon coastal landscapes.”

A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with each copyrighted and signed image. Available at Fairweather’s.

 

For more images from Neal Maine, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/  …Neal Maine.