Travel opens minds.

 

“Devon England” by Jan Rimerman mixed media 36×36

 

 

“Hedge Rows of Devon” by Jan Rimerman mixed media 36 x36

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday Sept. 7th. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St. located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

September 7, 5-7:pm

Opening reception for CONTRASTS, an exhibition, showing art from selected regional artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens, as well as abstract monotones found only in the natural world.

Featuring contemporary illustrative artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman, Renee Rowe, Russell J. Young and Zifen Qian.

Jan Rimerman is inspired by her 2019 travels to India & the British Isles.

“The “Contrasts” in this new collection of mixed media layered paintings expresses the stark differences of color, shape, light, and texture as well as the weather, the two distinct cultures, and the people. Travel opens minds.” Jan Rimerman

In addition Renee Hafeman, mid-century jewelry designer, and Gayle H. Seely, mosaic-bead artist, reveal bright, new, contemporary fall work.

Introducing Monet Rubin and Carolyn Myers Lindberg,  Northwest fused glass artists.

Artists meet and greet at 5:pm.

Artist lectures start at 5:30pm.

Jan Rimerman will talk about her “Contrasts” art work.

Naturalist Neal Maine will speak on the local habitat contrasts at 6: pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE event by Paul Brent.

LIVE music by Shirley 88 throughout the evening.

 

Color, texture, form, light & shadow are important in Jan’s creations.  Beginning with a painting of powdered charcoal lends the finished painting a hint of textural mystery.  Rimerman occasionally adds & molding paste which gives a physical three dimensional aspect which heightens with the additional thin layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint.  As many as 22 layers of paint are applied on top of the initial black and white powdered charcoal foundations. Building up these various textures & color unveil hidden images in the different lights of the day & season.  The work presents something fresh each time you view it.

 

Rimerman studied art at the City University in London, at Willamette University, Portland State University and at the University of Washington.  She studied closely with Carl Hall and Robert Hess at Willamette University in Salem and has a great respect for both artists.  Jan exhibits her work at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, the Coos Art Museum, Fairweather Gallery & at the Blackfish Gallery in La Conner, WA.

 

Read more about the artist:

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com › 2018/06/11 › as-reque…

Jun 11, 2018 – Lecture notes and magazine article about “Sense of Place” artist Jan Rimerman.

Collage IV Mixed media by Bill Baily

 

Collage II  Mixed Media by Bill Baily

 

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday Sept. 7th. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St. located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

September 7, 5-7:pm

Opening reception for CONTRASTS, an exhibition, showing art from selected regional artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens, as well as abstract monotones found only in the natural world.

Featuring contemporary illustrative artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman, Renee Rowe, Russell J. Young and Zifen Qian.

Bill Baily has been painting for 56 years. He has studied under many well-known Northwest artists. His work has been included in the annual Northwest Watercolor Society Show in Seattle, the Artists of Oregon Exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies annual show and many of the Watercolor Society of Oregon biannual exhibits. His work is included in the permanent collections of Sunriver Lodge and Condominiums, Georgia Pacific, Wells Fargo Bank, the Lloyd Corporation, Good Samaritan Hospital, Nabisco, Boise Cascade, Bank of America, Freightliner, Portland Art Museum and the Allison Inn.

 

In addition Renee Hafeman, mid-century jewelry designer, and Gayle H. Seely, mosaic-bead artist, reveal bright, new fall work.

Introducing Monet Rubin and Carolyn Myers Lindberg,  Northwest fused glass artists.

Artists meet and greet at 5:pm.

Artist lectures at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine will speak on the local habitat contrasts at 6: pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE event by Paul Brent.

LIVE music by Shirley 88 throughout the evening.

 

Read more about the gallery at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

“Running Water” Seed pearl reversible box by Gayle H. Seely.

Box is four by four by 1 1/2 inches.

“Layering tiny beads and stones in painterly combinations onto small wooden boxes, I combined the theme “contrast” with the subject “water” to create three distinctive pieces that are tactile as well as visual.”   seed pearl mosaic artist Gayle H. Seely.

 

Read more about the artist:

“I love seeing people become so involved in my boxes…

 “CONTRASTS” fused glass platter by Carolyn Lindberg.

 

Seeded glass bubbles with crackle glass platter by Monet Rubin. 

Also pictured are art cards by Bill Baily, art glass by Bob Heath and mouth blown glass pumpkin. Photo by Scott Saulsbury.

 

 

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday Sept. 7th. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St. located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

September 7, 5-7:pm

Opening reception for CONTRASTS, an exhibition, showing art from selected regional artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens, as well as abstract monotones found only in the natural world.

Featuring contemporary illustrative artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman, Renee Rowe, Russell J. Young and Zifen Qian.

In addition Renee Hafeman, mid-century jewelry designer, and Gayle H. Seely, mosaic-bead artist, reveal bright, new fall work.

Introducing Monet Rubin and Carolyn Myers Lindberg,  Northwest fused glass artists.

“Thirty years ago I began working with cold glass (non-kiln fused) creating framed mosaic mirrors, mixed media wall hanging and inlaid stepping stone.  After a few years, I desired more creative freedom to experiment with color and discovered the myriad ways that glass reacts and changes when kiln fusing at high temperatures.

I enrolled in class at **Bullseye Glass and used on-line resources.  At about the same my children entered public school with no art, so I began to teach glass therein.  That led to 15 years mentoring high school students designing and making their own fused glass artwork. I brought my experiences to adult education classes at Pacific Northwest College of Art and continue today with a few community venues.

Along the way, I have continued to research, experiment and challenge myself to new technical and visual achievements in fusing glass.  My work ranges from practical to whimsical including bowls, plates, wearable art and wall hanging.” Monet Rubin

 

“A former ceramicist, I have been working in glass since 2012 and recently moved to Seaside from Portland.  I have enjoyed my training through classes at **Bullseye Glass and with Bullseye instructors.  Most of my work is functional because I love not only the look and feel of glass, but I want my creations to be used and held.  Over the years, I have shown have exhibited my work in several Portland area galleries. Like many artists, I find inspiration in nature, whether it is the sea, the sky or the forest and I am constantly surprised by beauty in unexpected places.  I love exploring and experimenting with color and texture that I find in the natural world close to home or in faraway places around the world.” Carolyn Myers Lindberg

 

**Bullseye Glass is a glass manufacturer in Portland, Oregon. The company is a significant supplier of raw art glass for fused glass makers

 

Artists meet and greet at 5:pm.

Artist lectures at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine will speak on the local habitat  contrasts at 6: pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE event by Paul Brent.

LIVE music by Shirley 88 throughout the evening.

 

Read more about the gallery at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Wahenna Falls” by Dale Veith.

“The work selected for your show OUTSIDE INTERESTS is especially important because that’s where I learned to use art in my healing process.” Dr. Dale Veith, Clinical Psychologist.

Why Walking On the Beach Feels So Good

Dale Veith

Those familiar with my photography are well aware that I love to photograph nature and that I am particularly fond of water, especially moving water. For as long as I can remember I find myself drawn to be near moving water and other natural settings. I always thought it was just because I like being outdoors. It wasn’t until much more recently that I learned about the role that negative ions play in making those places so enjoyable, and so healing. It has to do with the abundance of negative ions available in those settings.

An ion is an electrically charged atom or molecule. Negative ions I am referring to are oxygen atoms charged with an extra electron created in nature by the effects of water, air, sunlight and the Earth’s inherent radiation. Negatively charged ions are most prevalent in natural places and particularly around moving water or after a thunderstorm. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our energy levels. Some research has shown that they can be as effective in treating depression as an antidepressant medication.

If you can’t get to the beach, out on the ocean’s surface, or near rapidly moving stream or waterfall, perhaps try heading to the nearest forested area. The light and other forms of cosmic radiation bumping into our atmosphere and into the trees causes the formation of negative ions, as does natural radiation emanating from the ground.

Be it near or on the water or out in the woods, spending time there can do wonders for your mood and energy level and it can help prevent illness and facilitate recovery from injury.

OUTSIDE INTERESTS on exhibition through August 25.

Sharing images from the opening artist reception for OUTSIDE INTERESTS.

 

 

 

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And, too,  upcoming September exhibition.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St. located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

September 7-25

Opening reception for CONTRASTS, an exhibition, showing art from selected regional artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens, as well as abstract monotones found only in the natural world.

Featuring abstract artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman, Renee Rowe, Russell J. Young and Zifen Qian.

In addition Renee Hafeman, mid-century jewelry designer, and Gayle H. Seely, mosaic-bead artist, reveal bright, new fall work.

Introducing Monet Rubin, glass artist.

 

 

 

“Elegant Heron” signed photograph by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

Great Blue Heron in the wetlands of Young’s Bay.

Astoria, Oregon.

August 2019

 

Grey mat, framed and signed.

Sizes available:
23″ x 17″ $295.
30″ x 22″ $395.
All proceeds in support of NCLC/ North Coast Land Conservancy.

 

The Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America, with a slate-gray body, chestnut and black accents, and long legs and neck. In flight, it looks enormous, with a six-foot wingspan. When foraging, the Great Blue Heron stands silently along riverbanks or in wetlands meadows, waiting for prey.

Great blue herons nest communally in “rookeries” or “heronries” containing up to 50 pairs. Herons typically use the same rookery every year until eventually the …https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Blue_Heron/lifehistory

 

“Heron Courtship” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

February 2017

Great Blue Herons photographed above the Neawanna River in Seaside, Oregon.  The river flows into the  greater Necanicum Estuary.  Fun Fact: this image was selected  recently for a NCLC fund raiser.

About the photographer Neal Maine

 

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.

“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 exclusively at Fairweather’s.

Sizes available:
23″ x 17″ $295.
30″ x 22″ $395.
All proceeds in support of NCLC/ North Coast Land Conservancy.

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday Sept. 7th. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St. located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

September 7, 5-7:pm

Opening reception for CONTRASTS, an exhibition, showing art from selected regional artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens, as well as abstract monotones found only in the natural world.

Featuring abstract artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman, Renee Rowe, Russell J. Young and Zifen Qian.

In addition Renee Hafeman, mid-century jewelry designer, and Gayle H. Seely, mosaic-bead artist, reveal bright, new fall work.

Introducing Monet Rubin, glass artist.

Artist lectures at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine will speak on the local habitat at 6: pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE event by Paul Brent.

LIVE music by Shirley 88 throughout the evening.

To view more images please  go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists tab Neal Maine

 

Landscape oil by Ron Nicolaides, seascape oil by Lee Munsell and sunset/ sunrise oils by Nicholas Oberling.

“A simple walk along the beach, through a forest, or up a mountain can do wonders for your mental and emotional health. You do not have to have a specific destination in mind, either – your goal is not to hike X miles, but to immerse yourself in the natural, outside world around you.  Forest, mountain and sunset bathing can rejuvenate a weary mind.”

An interesting backstory or two or three…

On a Tuesday, during the peak season in August, visitors arrived in the gallery from Nevada, Montana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, FRANCE, Texas, Colorado, KENYA and a family of five from Utah who were seeing an ocean for the very first time!!!

 

And, on a Monday, the week before, visitors arrived from New York, Maine, Maryland, N. Carolina and from Missouri…this group started a road trip across the United States duplicating the Lewis and Clark journey.

Read more about Lewis and Clark start in Missouri and ending at  the Pacific Ocean in Oregon:

https://www.britannica.com/event/Lewis-and-Clark-Expedition

 

We are fortunate in that The City of Seaside has installed wide sidewalks to allow for six people to walk together. Indeed, there is a  town ordinance, Title 12,  that lists driveway, sidewalk standards and advertising within the public right-of-way.

During the recent beach volleyball tournament, an estimated 6,000 visitors arrived and walked along Broadway.  Here are a few tidbits heard as they did their walkabouts: “My, oh, my, it’s a beautiful sunny day at the beach.” “Man, I could live here.”  “Life is just better at the beach. Everything is better at the beach!”

 

Visitors enjoying Dale Veith’s “Serenity”, a  fine art photograph on display at Fairweather’s OUTSIDE INTERESTS exhibition.

In the background: art by Blue Bond, Diane Copenhaver and Emily Miller.

 

“Serenity”

“The work selected for your show OUTSIDE INTERESTS is especially important because that’s where I learned to use art in my healing process.”  Dr. Dale Veith, Clinical Psychologist.

OUTSIDE INTERESTS on exhibition through August 25.

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Oils by Melissa Jander.  Hand forged candle sticks, wood table by Ray Noregaard, candles by Illume,  hand fringed wool shawl, mouth blown pink art glass and jewelry by Mary Bottita.

Impasto oil by Lean Kohlenberg, pottery by Suzy Holland, hand made glass by Christine Downs and jewelry by Mary Bottita.

 

Impasto oil on canvas by Leah Kohlenberg, oil landscapes by Karen E. Lewis, watercolor by Bev Drew Kindley, seascape by Lee Munsell and  hand made  glass by Bob Heath.

 

Encaustic by Elina  Zebergs, pottery by Suzy Holland, hand forged pewter candle sticks with Illumne column candles.

 

Oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, landscape by Lee Munsell, watercolors by Paul Brent and jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard.

 

Mixed media art work by Shelby Silver.

Watercolor with wax on rice paper by Helen Brown, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, encaustic birds by Kathryn Delaney and hand made  glass by Bob Heath.

 

Buoy, regetta  and beach oils by Paul Brent and landscape oils by Barbara Rosbe Felisky.

 

Handmade autumn wreath, land spaces by Bev Drew Kindley,   hand made paper box by Christine Trexel, crane art by Peggy Evans, with jewelry by Tanya Gardner and Mary Hurst.

 

Oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, encaustics by Elina Zebergs and handmade light stand by Andrew Nelson.

Photos by Scott Saulsbury for OUTSIDE INTERESTS.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

ON EXHIBITION

Through August 25 

OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest.

Selected art, all original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.

 

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com