Just in! “Hidden Surfaces” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

Location:  Circle Creek wetlands blanketed in mist and spiderwebs. Seaside, Oregon.

100% profits in support of North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC.

 

Exploring New Surfaces, an exhibition curated by Agnes Field, Astoria based artist with a Master’s Degree in Studio Fine Art from New York University.

Artist, curator Agnes Field

“The works included in this exhibit use either new materials or methods and techniques to amplify the meaning in the content of their art. Adding or embedding new materials to the surface creates surprise, and occasionally, deeper interpretation and understanding of the subject.” –Agnes Field

 

 

 

Neal Maine visits with art patrons at Fairweather’s during the October 6 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

For more about Neal Maine, go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ … artists tab/ …Neal Maine

 

 

 

“Solitude” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

 

 

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.

Copyright © Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images

And, too, as always and forever, 100% profits from the Fairweather Gallery sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal.  For more info, go to NCLCtrust.org

Neal Maine lectures at Fairweather’s about the shape and color study in the art titled “Solitude”.

 

SAVE the date and time!

October 6, 5-7:PM

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway Street

Opening reception for Exploring New Surfaces, an exhibition curated by Agnes Field, Astoria based artist with a Master’s Degree in Studio Fine Art from New York University. The work included in this exhibit use either new materials or methods and techniques to amplify the meaning in the content of their art.  Adding or embedding new materials to the surface creates surprise, and occasionally, deeper interpretation and understanding of the subject. The exhibit will include Leah Kohlenberg and Kathy Moberg and Carmela Newstead.

Habitat lecture by naturalist and wildlife photographer Neal Maine at 6: pm. 

Live music by Shirley 88.

Light bites and beverages.

2018 Pacific Coast ghost baskets by Emily Miller

The baskets begin as ghost nets: fishing rope washed ashore on the beaches of  Oregon.  Cleaned, unraveled, and restitched, the colorful rope becomes a collection of unique baskets accented with local stones and other treasures.

The color and condition of each unique piece of rope serves as an artist’s palette – from freshly cut potwarp lines at local fisheries, to wild and eroded flotsam weathered by months or years at sea.

 

Encaustic beeswax and pigment art series by Emily Miller

 

River to Sea follows the water through brackish estuaries, out to the open ocean, and back again over tidal shallows up to a sandy coastline. River to Sea is the first in a planned series of “progression” pieces, exploring transition environments and natural cycles of change.

 

 

“I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. I see the coast as a border between the known and unknown, amid constant cycles of change. My work explores these transition environments as a marker of our place within the larger network of natural systems. I believe that joyful exploration of the unknown creates a positive, active environment that enriches our relationships with ourselves, each other, and our world.”  Emily Miller

 

 

100 Turtles Project at Fairweather Gallery by Emily Miller

Conservation

“The ocean is what I love most in the world. As I started weaving Rope Baskets with reclaimed fishing rope, and sculpting these 100 turtles, I struggled with the associated research that felt overwhelmingly negative. I found a positive voice in SeaLegacy, a conservation group creating a movement towards healthy oceans through visual storytelling. SeaLegacy’s expeditions bring the spotlight to critical regions and share success stories of people working in harmony with the sea. Their stance on storytelling rings especially true to me, as an artist whose work remains centered around beauty and joy despite the depressing statistics.”  Emily Miller

 

 

 

“The ghost basket project and 100 sea turtle project got me thinking about my work with multiples, a fascination that has developed in my sculpture practice. I recalled the story of Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes, and how she turned to repetition, creation, and beauty in the face of despair. Repetition as meditation is a common practice around the world, engaging your body and freeing your mind to step back and take a different look at things. It is a way of making peace with things we cannot seem to fix, and centering ourselves in the knowledge of what we are capable of doing, so we have the energy to go out and try again to accomplish what seems out of reach.”   Emily Miller

Copyright © Emily Miller/ Fairweather House and Gallery

 

 

 

“I am a lifelong artist with a passion for materials. My work in different media ranges from watercolor painting to glass and metal sculpture, functional porcelain ware, digital and darkroom photo processes, and interactive installation work. So far I haven’t met a medium I didn’t like. I am bringing 10-15 rope baskets and some abstract encaustic paintings for Shape & Color. See you soon!”  Emily Miller

Shape and Color Fairweather presentation of the art by Emily Miller.

 

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, photographer.

EMERGING artist Hall of Fame display featuring Diane Copenhaver, Ashley Howarth, Rebecca Gore, Whelpsey Whelp, Michael Wing & Gayle H. Seely.

 

 

 

2018 artist Veronica Russell listens as her name added to Fairweather House and Gallery Emerging Artist Hall of Fame.

EMERGING, an exhibition, through August 30

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 

 

Q: What are the Hall of Fame emerging artists doing now, you ask?

 Kristin Qian is a Princeton graduate.

Britney Drumheller works as an artist in NYC.

Nick Brakel, after recovering from a traumatic brain injury,  has learned to paint again.

Robert McWhirter was juried into an exhibition curated by the director of the Portland Art Museum.

Michael Wing is doing commissioned photographs of collector cars, most recently a Lamborghini.

Michele Bettger moved to Hawaii and shows art there.

Rebecca Gore  had art selected for a permanent display in a winery.

Gayle H. Seely  has patrons who collect her seed pearl mosaics.

Linda Trexler has most of her art in a private collection.

Diane Copenhaver has had a solo show in Bellevue.

Ashley Howarth graduated from college and works in an insurance office where her art is displayed.

Whelpsy Whelp had the majority of her art selected for a private residence.

Veronica Russell continues to work in lino-cut print art, currently working on  abstract portraits.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Emerging artists are selected through an audition process and receive gallery mentoring. Since 2006 Fairweather House and Gallery has championed  emerging visionaries who take risks, embrace challenges and are rigorous in their approach to creation and production.

For more information about doing good works, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

Kristin Qian,  2006 Emerging Artist Hall of Fame

Kristin Qian (class of 2018) plans to concentrate in science, having completed Princeton’s rigorous interdisciplinary Integrated Science Curriculum. She pursued certificates in French Language & Culture and Musical Performance.

Kristin has traveled to Europe, South America, North America, and Asia from time to time for study, international music competitions, and solo recitals. Kristin has obtained high proficiency in a number of foreign languages: German, Japanese, and Spanish, including English, French, and Chinese as her native languages. Kristin joins the EU program not only interested in Europe’s economic and political background but also in its cultural diversity, natural sciences, and art. Kristin herself is also a visual artist and has held a number of solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Kristin was an active member of the Princeton University Art Museum Student Advisory Board, staff news writer for The Daily Princetonian, involved in the science journal Innovation, and performs with the Princeton University Orchestra and Princeton Pianists Ensemble. Kristin Qian enters Harvard in the fall of 2018.

August 4, 2018 It seems we are not be able to make it to your Emerging reception due to traffic. Sending you art for Shape and Colors. Best to Fairweather! Zifen, Li and Kristin Qian

 

 


Zifen Qian, self portrait

Zifen Qian, a modern romanticism artist who combines eastern and western cultures in his works. He graduated from Shanghai University and Portland State University with MFA.

He has taught art in both Chinese colleges and US as a professor. His paintings have been selected into the Shanghai Fine Arts Exhibition and Across East China National Oil Painting Exhibition.  He had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Portland, Paris, London and other cities in the world.

 

SAVE THE DATE!!!

SAVE THE TIME!!!

September 1, 2018

5-7pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Opening reception for Color and Shape, an exhibition, featuring new contemporary art from regional artists Bill Baily, Diane Copenhaver, Tanya Gardner, Renée Hafeman, Mike Mason, Emily Miller, Zifen Qian and Jorjett Strumme, as well as  introducing new artists Donna Sanson and Candy Swartz. The show covers every aspect of abstract art, textures, materials and finishes, highlighting the quintessentially colorful fall season.

“Color and Shape are key elements in the language of abstract art.  Both of these elements of design offer infinite possibilities to communicate visually. Both have the power to create an energy that is almost palpable.   Whether cool and calming, warm and energizing, light or dark, color can transport us to another place or time.   Shape can create an illusion, a feeling, or sense of something.  In my current art work, I have used both of these elements of design incorporating colors inspired by the beautiful Oregon coast and explored the continuum of abstraction through shape,” Diane Copenhaver.

Fall habitat lecture by naturalist and wildlife photographer Neal Maine at 6: pm.  Live music by Shirley 88.  Light bites and beverages.

For more info, please visit www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

P.S.S.T!!! You have just one week left to see EMERGING art work before our next opening!

 

Pacific Force III by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images

 

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, Seaside Oregon. Jan. 2018.

Q: Why the large wave, you ask?

A: A high surf advisory was issued for the northern Oregon coast according to the National Weather Service. The coast will see breaking waves on the beaches much higher than normal. Forecasters said ocean swells will be above 60 feet for most of the day January 19, 2018. The high surf advisory has caused officials to keep some North Coast Oregon and South Coast Washington beaches closed.

 

 

 

January 19, 2018

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

Pacific Force I, Pacific Force II and Pacific  Force III

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse.  Seaside Oregon.

Pacific Force I  (wave hgt. 176′)

Pacific Force II (wave hgt. 183′)

Pacific Force III (wave hgt. 211′)

Q: Where in the world is Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, you ask?

 

A: Tillamook Rock Lighthouse stands 133 feet above sea level and sits on a rock a mile off the beach of Seaside and is west of Tillamook Head in Clatsop County, Oregon. Operating from 1881 to 1957, the lighthouse was nicknamed Terrible Tilly for its ferocious storms and the difficulties facing lighthouse keepers stationed there. It was the most expensive lighthouse built in the United States up to that time.  An isolated, storm-battered basaltic island less than an acre in size, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse is 20 miles south of the mouth of the Columbia River. Violently churning seas crash against the steep sides of the Rock and surge high up its sloping eastern face. Tillamook Rock is part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and the lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

100% profits in support of  NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy

  For more about the photographer, please go to  artists/ Neal Maine  www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com 

 

 

https://traveloregon.com › … › Culture & History › Historic Sites & Oregon Trail

 

 Resting atop a sea stack of basalt, more than a mile off the banks of Oregon’s  Seaside North Coast, the notorious Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, (nicknamed “Terrible Tilly”), is the stuff of aged lore. Although long closed to the public, she still stands today, though battered and …

 

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse – The Oregon Encyclopedia
https://oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/tillamook_rock_lighthouse/
Tillamook Rock Lighthouse sits on a rock a mile offshore of Tillamook Head in Clatsop County, Oregon. Operating from 1881 to 1957, the lighthouse was …

 

“Pacific Force IV”  by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images

 

100% Profits to NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy

“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

Photo by Neal Maine / PacificLight Images
Bald eagles on Clatsop Beach.

Image title:  Eagle Speak

 

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 dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests. His photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems.

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.

Eagle Sunrise by Neal Maine

 

On June 20th, 1782 the American Bald eagle was chosen as the symbol of the United States of American because of its long life, strength, majestic look and its representation of the freedoms enshrined in out constitution.

 

 

Image title:  Shaped by Wind.  Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images

 

Eagle conservation lecture  notes by naturalist Neal Maine:

Neal Maine graduated from Seaside High, returned as an educator in the Seaside School District.

It was not until 20 years after collage that he viewed an eagle on the North coast for the first time!

In 1961, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) counted  only 471 pairs of Amercian Bald Eagles.

 

 

Neal Maine lectures during a Fairweather Gallery event.

 

 

July 7- July 31

Fairweather House and Gallery

100 Turtles project by Emily Miller

 

“I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. I see the coast as a border between the known and the unknown, and a place where our connection to larger natural systems becomes clear. My artwork focuses on the delight of exploring this mysterious and beautiful environment. I found a positive voice in SeaLegacy, a conservation group creating a movement towards healthy oceans through visual storytelling. 25% of July sale proceeds in support of SeaLegacy,”  Emily Miller.

Launching of the 100 Turtles project by artist Emily Miller, who has spent the early summer sculpting tiny ceramic sea turtles: curling and shaping two hundred front flippers and carving details into two hundred eyes.

 

 

 

 I found a positive voice in SeaLegacy, a conservation group creating a movement towards healthy oceans through visual storytelling. 25% of July sale proceeds in support of SeaLegacy,”  Emily Miller.

 

 

For more info go to

 

http://ejmillerfineart.com/news/2018/06/14/100-turtles-project/

 

 

Read more:

The Story of Silent Spring. How a courageous woman took on the chemical industry and raised important questions about humankind’s impact …

http://www.rachelcarson.org/

Perhaps the finest nature writer of the Twentieth Century, Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is remembered more today as the woman who challenged the notion that …

 

To view more Neal Maine images, please visit  www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com