“Rendezvous” mixed media fresco painting on panel by Agnes Field 32″ x 32.5″

Q: What is mixed media fresco painting?

A: Three coats of plaster, sand, and marble dust are troweled onto a surface. A final smooth coat of plaster is added onto as much of the surface as can be painted in one session. The boundaries are confined carefully along contour lines, so that the edges of each successive section of fresh plastering are imperceptible. Agnes Field

 

And, too, brilliantly illuminating her talent,  Agnes Field created a YouTube video from her workspace to participate in the revised Astoria Open Studio Tours in 2021.  View her art on line this Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25/ 11-5:pm.

 

“Pelicans Aloft” watercolor/ framed by Paul Brent

Paul Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal and Coastal Living. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He authored a book on watercolor instruction titled Wonderful Watercolors and illustrated the children’s book J. Rooker, Manatee. He is active in many arts and planning organizations and offers a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ event during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks at Fairweather House and Gallery.

And, too, new for 2021 Paul Brent has created a series of blank cards depicting his wonderful sense of humor in the field of animals at the beach. Available on-line.

Celebrating 17 years of supporting the vibrant arts and cultural scene in 2021 the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7.  It is a free event in the Historic Gilbert District located between Broadway Street and Holladay Drive in downtown Seaside.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Opening Reception for BE OUTSIDE

A group show showcasing the work of selected regional artists incorporating painting, photography, sculpture, fiber art and more.   Featuring watercolor artist Paul Brent, fresco painter Agnes Field, floral painter Lieta Gratteri, pen and ink artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, fine art photographer Bob Kroll, acrylic artist Bev Drew Kindley, fused glass artist Carolyn Lindberg, oil painter Emily Schultz-McNiel, calligrapher JoAnn Pari-Mueller, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, and plein air artist Lisa Finch-Wiser.  Introducing Nikole Rae Peacock, a raw edge wood sculpture artist, creative coach, and community builder. Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode by Paul Brent throughout the evening.

BE OUTSIDE artist talks at 5:30 pm and habitat lecture by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:00 pm

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Made by NW Hands ™  paper box with secret compartments by NW paper artist Christine Trexel. Also in pictured in the PLACE-BASED display are double faced masks by textile artist Peggy Evans, signed handmade berry dish and plate by pottery maker Marilyn Cohn, and painted river rock in a sea star theme by Seaside artist Kandy Swartz. 

Christine Trexel became interested in hand paper making, book binding, and box making as an extension of her lifelong love of books.

Artist statement:

“My interest in book binding and box making originated as a part of my lifelong love of books.  I believe that a day which passes without a book having been in my hands, in some form, is an incomplete day.” 

I use decorative paper, book cloth, book board, brass, and high quality print paper in making my boxes often incorporating images embossed, printed, or adhered to the covers.  Every element of the construction of the books and  boxes is done by hand, including hand sewing the pages of the book.CT

 

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Semi-precious jewelry by Mary Truhler, maple chest by Ray Noregaard, NW nature inspired pottery by Dan Peccia, wood turned bowl by Daniel Harris, and LIVE indoor easy-care plants. Thel growing plants are, truly, a natural air freshener (each 4″ pot cleans 100′ of household air).
Oceanscape art by Lee Munsell, glass bowl by Bob Lecari, fused glass tray by Christine Downs, “In the Mist” NW book by Russell J. Young, hammered bracelets by Nikki Hatt, wood sculpture by Martin Conley, signed vintage mouth blown sphere, tricolor wood containers from Janice Lukens, costume masks by Robin Montero, pen and ink art by Vanessa K. Stokes, water media art by Pam Haunschild, triptych, and Seaside Prom quilt collage by textile artist Tess Tappert.
Watercolor art by Lieta Gratteri, oil oceanscapes by Ron Nicoliades, seed pearl mosaic boses by Gayle H. Seely, fused glass art by Carolyn Lindberg, hand painted cards by Kris Zorko, and wood jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard.
What’s trending in the summer of 2021
NW artist cards by Lieta Gratteri, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, and Don Nisbett!
Oregon quilted beach carry-all by Betty and over-the-shoulder quilted purse by Betty. Huffman.

PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

NW art show and sale

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

An exhibition that involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

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“One Hundred Years on the Seaside Prom” designed by textile artist by Tess 
Tappert, and quilted by Yvette Lloyd

You can win this beautiful triptych quilted collage textile artwork created specifically 

for the celebration of the Seaside Prom’s Centennial.  

 

 More than 200 different fabrics, embellished by more than 50 different type of beads and colors of thread were used to create the scenes.  More than 15 quilting patterns embellish the work.  Each 40” x 20” panel reflects an era spanning 33-35 years of the Prom’s life.  Photos from those eras are incorporated into the design.  More than 1300 hours of labor are invested into this one-of-kind masterpiece.  The retail value is $7000. 

RAFFLE TICKETS are $20 each.  Only 500 tickers are available. The winning ticket will be drawn at noon on August 8, 2021, at the Seaside Museum.  Need not be present to win.  Available for pick up at  Museum or shipping can be arranged at the winner’s expense.

 

 

NOTE: This original artwork is copyrighted. (The copyright marks are printed on photographs only.)

 

TO RAFFLE TICKETS:  

Call 503-730-7065 or visit  #www.seasideoregonmuseum.com/ 

 

“Eagle at Rest” oil by Paul Brent

Recently, Paul Brent  finished a painting with the Necanicum River Estuary in Seaside, Tillamook Lighthouse, and the iconic American Bald Eagle.  A work of art that is equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature on the North Coast. From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form.

From June to October, Paul and Lana Jane Brent live in Seaside, Oregon, where they have had a home and an artist’s studio for the past 15 years. Paul Brent exhibits his work in Seaside at Fairweather Home and Gallery on Broadway.

Brent has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Coastal Living, and many more publications. . He is a signature member of the National and Florida Watercolor Societies and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He had authored a book on watercolor instruction titled Wonderful Watercolors. He has been active in arts and planning organizations both locally and in the state of Florida.

“Eagle at Rest” throughout the stages of the painting in progress by Paul Brent.

 

 

July 3-25

PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fairweather Gallery’s July exhibition PLACE-BASED, an art show and sale, involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

Featuring Northwest artists Barbara Bacon Folawn, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Pam Haunschild, Bev Drew Kindley, Phil Juttlestad, Lee Munsell, Jan Shield, and Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

 

 

 

FUN FACT:  Paul Brent is celebrating 12 years with the Fairweather Gallery in 2021!

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Paul Brent will share with Art Walk patrons and guests his newest public art project, a mural for Panama City,  that was inspired by a coastal pelican. 

“Surf Dancing” 11 x 14, oil by Victoria Brooks
“Surfer Boy” 16 x 20, oil by Victoria Brooks
“Aqua Girls” 16 x 20, oil by Victoria Brooks

After a successful career and many national awards as an art director in television and motion pictures, Victoria Brooks pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for more than 30 years.

Victoria’s paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in richly conceived seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. 

In addition to being a talented studio artist, she is an accomplished plein air painter as well. She has won numerous “Best of Show” awards for her studio and plein air works.

 

PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

On display July 3-25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fairweather Gallery’s July exhibition PLACE-BASED, an art show and sale, involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the  exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

Featuring Northwest artists Barbara Bacon Folawn, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Pam Haunschild, Bev Drew Kindley, Phil Juttlestad, Lee Munsell, Jan Shield, and Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode by Paul Brent throughout the evening

Victoria Brook’s PLACE-BASED talk at 5:30 pm

NW habitat lecture by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:00 pm

 

FUN FACT:  Victoria Brooks is celebrating 12 years with the Fairweather Gallery in 2021!

 

 

Victoria Books is a resident artist of the Fairweather House and Gallery, Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), and the American Impressionist Society (AIS). She also is an Artist Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.

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Grace note received May/ 2021

I’ve selected new work for the gallery . I would be happy to speak during the reception in July. I’m looking forward to having a fun and prosperous summer! Best regards, Victoria Brooks

Grace note received June/ 2021

Thank you for the beautiful job on the blog article! See you soon. Hugs, Victoria

17-68 vase

A technique known as drop-out which was used to create this hand made vase by carefully managing heat, time and gravity to stretch and shape glass in a kiln. A technique that  was combined with strip-construction to create a dramatically patterned piece in the colors of red, white, blue, black and purple.   Bob Heath, glass artist

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My primary technique is fused glass, but that covers a broad range. I am mostly known for strip-construction work that features geometric patterns with bright colors, strong lines and sharp contrasts. Very often my intricate designs require the creation of multiple component pieces that are fused separately and then cut, shaped and fused together to create the wholeMy work is typically very colorful and often features geometric patterns with strong lines and sharp contrasts. Edges and rims are cold-worked and polished to give them a professional finish.

“My engineering background expresses itself in my glass artwork, both in terms of design influence and in the precision and attention to detail that I strive for in my glass creations.

I have active part of the Oregon glass community, serving on the board of directors of the Oregon Glass Guild since 2005, and as its state president.

Oregon is home to many glass artists, due in large part to the presence of several of the world’s major manufacturers of raw art glass materials and numerous glass schools.

Bob Heath has had the opportunity to study with many of the leading artists in the field including; Avery Anderson, Patty Gray, Marty Kremer, Richard LaLonde (a cousin of the gallerist), Peter McGrain, Robert Oddy, Stan Price and Raphael Schnepf.

I really enjoy working with the process of fusing glass and like to try and accomplish things beyond the ordinary. My work is carefully planned, starting out as a detailed drawing. I  try out multiple variations on each idea and to think through the steps that I will use to implement the design in glass. The complexity of the design requires that I start by creating multiple individual components that are fused separately, and then cut and shaped before ultimately being fused together to create the whole. After the work is fused, it is cold-worked to achieve a professional finish on the surface and edges that brings out the inherent beauty of the glass.  Bob Heath, glass artist

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“Northwest Passage” 24 x 30 acrylic on canvas by Barbara Bacon Folawn

Barbara Bacon Folawn Artist Statement

With a special interest in plein air painting, I find it satisfying to visit the quiet rural areas of the Willamette Valley or the Oregon coast with pencil and paintbrush to capture the light and colors of our natural environment.  When I paint on location, I lose myself in the moment and use all my senses to learn about and interpret what I see in front of me.  Whether I am using a small sketchbook, a canvas or watercolor paper, I treasure the process and results of plein air painting, which often inspires larger works in the studio.  As I look back at these sketches and paintings, I remember very clearly the feeling of the day, the light, the fragrances, the sounds, and the colors of each scene that I captured.” 

“On the Road” 24 x 30 acrylic canvas by Barbara Bacon Folawn

Initial inspiration for painting came from attending an art travel workshop lead by Mari Le Glatin-Keis. The instructor included some of my travel sketches in her book titled The Art of Travel with a Sketchbook, which highlighted workshop students’ drawings using watercolors and colored pencil. 

Barbara Bacon Folawn pictured with Haystack Rock at  Cannon Beach.  Her father, Dr. Robert Bacon, was instrumental in the landmark Oregon Beach Bill and Haystack Rock Awareness Program

Barbara Bacon Folawn selected the Fairweather exhibition PLACE-BASED for her first show since 2019.

She is an Oregonian who champions natural resources, environmental causes, and art. Indeed, she has immediate family ties that gives free unrestricted public access to all the state’s beaches.

“I am a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Salem Art Association, Keizer Art Association, Salem’s Artists-in-Action, and the Cannon Beach Art Association. I regularly choose to participate in selected regional and statewide art shows.”  BBF

 

PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

On view through July 24

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fairweather Gallery’s July exhibition PLACE-BASED, an art show and sale, involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

Featuring Northwest artists Barbara Bacon Folawn, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Pam Haunschild, Bev Drew Kindley, Phil Juttlestad, Lee Munsell, Jan Shield, and Sharon Kathleen Johnson. 

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I have forwarded your very informative press release to friends and family members in Oregon and outside Oregon who will be looking at your website and possibly traveling to the northern coast this summer. *** It is so nice to have a list of Seaside business locations where a visitor can find original art! Barbara Folawn

***The list of Seaside business locations in the Historic Gilbert District where a visitor can find original art. 

SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway St.

Pacific Heirloom Art and Collectables, 608 Broadway St.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St.

TigerLily Gallery, 613 Broadway St.

The Whet Spot, 12 N. Holladay Dr.

Starry Night Inn and Art Hotel, 811 1st Ave.

Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Dr.

Seaside Fiber and Yarn 10 N. Holladay

Bliss Mercantile & Brocante, 734 Broadway 

Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway St.

Rust and Dust Vintage, 810 Broadway St.

Peddlers Row, 600 Broadway St.

INTO THE BLUE vignette #1

INTO THE BLUE vignette #1: Abstract art by Diane Copenhaver, encaustic art by Peg Wells, oil painting on linen by Victoria Brooks and masks by Don Nisbett. In addition, hand made vessel, vintage brass chapel candelabra, pair of verdigris candlesticks, THYMES azur home fragrance collection, Oregon myrtle wood bowl, cast planter tabletop shell, one-of-a-kind driftwood loveseat, accented with down filled silk and velvet pillows.

INTO THE BLUE vignette # 2

INTO THE BLUE vignette #2: Watercolors by Lieta Gratteri, oil paintings by Lisa Wiser, oceanscape by Karen E. Lewis, abstract monotype by Patricia Clark-Finley, encaustic by Emily Miller, painted and seed bead mosaic boxes by Gayle H. Seely, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, jewelry by Mary Truhler, hand made paper triangle box by Christine Trexel, reversible one-of-a-kind hand made masks by Peggy Evans, and chevron glass platter by Fedor Zubanov.  Accessories include THYMES gold leaf home fragrance, vintage braided ceramic basket, Oregon myrtle wood platter, mouth blown vase, hand painted silk stems, linen towel hostess gift, bronze candle sticks, and ILLUME candles with gold gilt chevron caddy, lemon scented hostess soaps, and hand fringed linen table square.

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

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

INTO THE BLUE

Art sale and show

Through June 24

Discover just how fond are artists of a particular color is demonstrated at the exhibition of INTO THE BLUE, with fifteen selected NW artists, 100 new original artworks, art glass, and semi-precious aquamarine gemstones in jewelry.

Acrylic artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia artist Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

Fine art photographer Bob Kroll

Water colorist Lieta Gratteri

Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood

Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman

Oil painter Lisa Wiser

Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler

Introducing poured alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker

 

And, too…

July 3, 5-7 pm opening reception for the Fairweather exhibition PLACE BASED!!!

“Ocra Frolic” 24 x 24″ mixed media by Jan Rimerman

“Orca Friends”  24 x 24″ mixed media by Jan Rimerman

Q: What is the inspiration for The Orca Whale Collection?

A: The Orca Whale Collection is inspired by the love of these graceful animals.  Having a studio on Orcas Island for many years brought me up close and personal to these animals.  Watching them in the wild as they danced through the San Juan currents off the state of Washington is truly an experience. 

Observing the beautiful playfulness with each other as they breach, communicate and then disappear into the deep ocean is unforgettable.  There is an important Whale Museum on San Juan Island which gives a comprehensive explanation of the history of the orca pods and scientific information on how they operate as a species. It also brings to the surface the environmental issues that are harming the orca whale’s health and well being.

The Orca Whale painting series has five 24” x 24” paintings that all work together.  They would be impressive exhibited down a large stairway or in an office complex.  The collection reminds me how fabulous yet fragile these mammals are.  Note that the whales in the paintings are not whole.  Little by little these wonderful beings are disappearing.  Their food source of salmon is shrinking, pollution and plastics are invading their environment and whale watching is disrupting their daily lives.  My intent is to bring forth the magic of these creatures while reminding us that we can all do a small part to help protect our fellow beings. JR

Jan Rimerman

Artist/Art Administrator

Visual Art Coordinator & Curator Lakewood Center Gallery

Director/Curator Rain Spark Gallery

Director Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands

Resident artist Fairweather House and Gallery

Photo Courtesy of Seaside Aquarium

 

Orca Sightings Through the Roof on Oregon Coast by Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

 

Recent reports indicate a little Orca spy hopping, which is always spectacular.

The Transient Killer Whale Research Project actually identified the three Orcas in the various footage and photos spotted along the Oregon coast.  According to their lead scientist, Josh McInnes, they were the cataloged whales known as T049A2, T073, and T073D. They are known to be travel in coastal inland waters of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and southeast Alaska.

On May 18, 2021, orcas were reported at the Cove in Seaside, which is a rare sight.

Among the finds:

And, too, just this weekend, those in Gearhart got to watch grays and Orcas. First, a series of spouts from a couple of gray whales, and then there was an Orca surfacing behind them a way back. 

Even spotting gray whales – which are still migrating up the coast – is a patience game, so finding an Orca will be similar. It’s important to note gray whales have no dorsal fin (top fin), but killer whales do.

Q: What do Orcas symbolize?

A: The Orca symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. Orcas travel in large family groups, working together to protect all members of their pod.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

INTO THE BLUE

Art sale and show

Through June 24

 

Discover just how fond are artists of a particular color is demonstrated at the exhibition of INTO THE BLUE, with fifteen selected NW artists, 100 new original artworks, art glass, and semi-precious aquamarine gemstones in jewelry.

Acrylic artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia artist Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

Fine art photographer Bob Kroll

Water colorist Lieta Gratteri

Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood

Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman

Oil painter Lisa Wiser

Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler

Introducing poured alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker

 

 

 

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