The art exhibit called Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale finishes its run in Seaside at the end of June.  The project, sponsored by The Wetlands Conservancy, is a traveling show that highlights the beauty and ecological significance of Oregon’s coastal estuaries and intertidal areas.  What makes this exhibit unique is the collaboration between scientists and artists, and the degree to which the artists researched the topic in detail as part of the creative process. What emerged is a collection of about 200 delightful pieces by 84 artists.

The exhibit opened in May at Oregon State University and moved to Seaside on display at Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside, as well as at the Art-in-the-Loft Gallery in Beach Books.   The entire collection can be viewed on-line through a link on the Wetlands Conservancy’s web site.     https://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/ode-to-tides-art-exhibit/

 

The images of the habitats at the intersection of land, saltwater and freshwater, and the fish, wildlife and invertebrates that frequent these unique areas are explored in a wide variety of media including paintings, felt sculptures, glass mobiles and mosaics, wood, paper, woolen tapestries, mixed media, floral collages, photographs, ceramics, and more. Each of the locations include special programs –lectures, tours, hands-on activities and other experiences to help visitors learn about coastal estuaries and intertidal areas.  Local naturalist Neal Maine and several of the artists offered an interpretive program the Seaside Library.

Ode to the Tides follows a similar project in 2017 called Beaver Tales, which focused exclusively on beavers and their habitat to help people gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for these industrious little wetland-creating rodents. Also a traveling show sponsored by the Wetlands Conservancy, the Seaside exhibition at Fairweather House and Gallery sold more beaver-themed art for a greater total amount than any of the other 6 locations around the state.

Sales of Ode to the Tides art  during the Seaside exhibition  at Fairweather House and Gallery have also been impressive -fifteen pieces sold.  Many of the buyers turned out to be artists purchasing the work of other artists, which indicates the high quality and variety of the work.

 

 

Best of Show shipping box is awarded to: Artist Bonnie MacLachlan Garlington for her box with foam edging, velcro, and ease of sliding art in and out.

Since the exhibit will travel throughout the state, it was essential that the pieces be properly packaged for travel, wrapped inside with bubble wrap or other material that would protect it from scratches and scrapes, and then placed in a secure cardboard carton that could be easily opened and closed multiple times.

 

 

Best “blooper” email:

We invite you to participate in an art exhibit to be sponsored by The Wetlands Conservancy (https://wetlandsconservancy.org/). It is called Ode to the Tides, and will feature art in a variety of media that tells a story about the beauty and ecological importance of coastal estuaries, tide pools, and the creatures therein…

“Thank you very much for the invitation to participate an art exhibit sponsored by The Wetlands Conservancy Ode to the Tides. I am very happy and will gladly submit my work to support the project. However, I do not live in this region where, there coastal estuaries, rocky shores, and tidal pools are. For me to get to these places is a great deal of effort. In my region where I am living, there are rivers canals and smaller lakes and reservoirs. If I can assist with the species in these habitats, please let me know. I will love to submit my work.” —Roy Lowe, Germany/ http://www.geocities.ws/roylowe

 

 

The remaining art returns to storage in a Seaside airplane hangar until its next exhibition. Ode to the Tides – de-install June 30.

Staff/Volunteers:  Sara and Jeff, Emily Miller, Jani Hoberg, Jan Rimerman, Agnes Field, Kirsten Horning, Paul Brent, Mike Mason, Anny Sears, Adrienne Stacy, Diane Copenhaver and Jane and Joe McGeehan deliver empty boxes, pack art, and transport art to storage area.

 

 

Runner-up “blooper” Seaside de-install email:

“I must admit, I’m not entirely certain who you are or what you’re talking about. I’m guessing you got the wrong Mike Mason. Either that or I somehow managed (while in a hic-cup moment) to volunteer to help take down what I assume is an art show, in what appears to be Seaside, Oregon?

Either way I can’t make it because I’m scheduled to work my job here in good old Minneapolis, Minnesota; and it just wouldn’t be realistic for me to do both. I wish you good luck in packing up the show and I hope you find your Mike Mason.” —Mike Mason, Minnesota

 

Through August and September, the Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale will be transported and displayed in the Newport Visual Arts Center, the Visitors’ Center at the Marine Science Center and at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The exhibit will continue through September at these locations. In the Newport area, The Wetlands Conservancy, OSU Marine Science Center, and local naturalists will present programs and tours throughout the Newport exhibition.

 

 

And, then, the Seaside airplane hanger returns to the Gage drone.

 

Q: What has the drone filmed, you ask?

A: Gearhart Elk Parade by Jeff Gage.  Watch live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uYCPRVtwuM&sns=em

 

Well played. Ode to the Tides Seaside Exhibition

Jeff and Sara Vickerman

 

Sara Vickerman is the volunteer curator for the exhibit. She retired from a professional career in wildlife conservation, and has a  special passion for nature-oriented art. Sara has degrees in art, anthropology, biology, geography and education.

 

 

 

The exhibit opened in May at Oregon State University and moves on to Newport for August and September, with a portion on display in Hood River in September.  It concludes in November and December at the Beaverton Library and City Hall.  The entire collection can be viewed on-line through a link on the Wetlands Conservancy’s web site.     https://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/ode-to-tides-art-exhibit/

For more information, contact the curator, Sara Vickerman (svickerman@comcast.net).

“Deep” by Emily Miller encaustic

Emily Miller is a lifelong artist with a passion for materials. Her ocean-inspired artwork ranges from plein air watercolor landscapes to abstract encaustic wax paintings, ceramics, fiber art, and more. Her artwork often focuses on conservation issues, recycled materials, and ecology themes, with a portion of sales benefiting ocean conservation.

Born in California, Emily spent childhood summers on the tiny island of Deer Isle, Maine, and moved to Kauai at the age of sixteen. After twelve years on Kauai as an award-winning artist and graphic designer, Emily relocated to Oregon where her artwork continues to explore the coast and the seasons.

Emily fell in love with watercolor over 25 years ago, painting landscapes and local culture on Kauai and around the world. Her paintings now specialize in sharing the beauty of Oregon landscapes and seascapes in a variety of mediums including watercolor, acrylic, and encaustic wax.

“Kelp Shadows” by Emily Miller encaustic

 

 

 

 

During the opening reception of MAKING WAVES, Emily Miller offered an artist talk.

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

July 6 – July 30

MAKING WAVES

Fairweather’s July exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean.

Art for the exhibition, largely significant pieces include new original work, created entirely by North coast artists.

Featuring selected Fairweather artists: Blue Bond, Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Karen Doyle,Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman, Lisa Sofia Robinson, Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith.

 

“Tideline” by Emily Miller  encaustic

“The rhythms of the ocean are my greatest source of inspiration. I find painting with encaustic wax to be a spontaneous and intuitive process reminiscent of the ocean’s movement. I use techniques that generate sweeping, gestural forms to create my most fluid and abstract artwork. Bold color, unpredictable detail and collaged natural elements explore the ocean’s deep currents and ever-changing tideline.” Emily Miller

Introducing artists Sharon Abbott-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact of the sea and waves.

Q: Where in the world has Emily Miller been recently, you ask?

A: Emily Miller was the artist behind the paper moon for her work that was juried into the Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale May-December 2019.

Q; Where was the artist, most recently, you ask?

A:  Emily Miller was the artist in residence at Elisabeth Jones Art Center May 2 – June 23 for the Ghost Net Landscape, a community interactive installation & performance.

 

 

Q: Anywhere else in the last 30 days, you ask?

A: Emily Miller was the artist on the ledge at the group art show for Ode to the Tides at Art-in-the-Loft Gallery in Seaside, installing on May 30 and de-installing the exhibition on May 30.

 

 

After ten years as a painter, Emily began her study of sculpture and ceramics with an endless enthusiasm for exploring new materials. Her recent projects include the “100 Turtles” ceramics project, “Ghost Net Baskets” made with reclaimed fishing rope, and “Urchin Bowls,” a line of sea urchin-inspired porcelain bowls.

#12 _Morning Crest Oil 30x40 Morning speaks to me of hope and energy and new possibilities. Each bright day is new and will be as rich as i make it.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. My work explores natural beauty and cycles of change centered on coastal environments, where our human connection to nature becomes clear.

“A central part of my art practice deals with changes at the meeting point of the natural and human worlds. I see the coast as a border between the known and the unknown, and I am fascinated with what lies beyond this dividing line.”

© Emily Miller 2018- 2019

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Jay Barber, Mayor of Seaside, Sara Vickerman-Gage, Ode to the Tides art curator, Esther Lev, Executive Director The Wetlands Conservancy and Jan Barber at Fairweather’s.

 

Sara Vickerman-Gage, art curator

Ode to the Tides celebrates the aesthetic and ecological significance of Oregon’s estuaries and tide pools.   The exhibit, first shown at Oregon State University in May, will be on view in Seaside through June 30. The traveling exhibit includes artwork of all kinds, from paintings to fiber, wood, stone, glass and ceramics. With regional and local artists displaying their work, the exhibit and sale bring together a multitude of styles and creativity. The exhibit features juried art for purchase. A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to conserve Oregon’s Coastal estuaries.

 Broadway in Seaside closed for a brief moment of time for a very special  photo op.

 

Group photo of the artists and guests at the opening of the Ode to the Tides Art Show at Fairweather’s. Left to right: Bev Drew Kindley, Jane McGeehan, Veronica Russell, Mike Mason, Shelby Silver, Carol Cassidy, Tom Willing, Esther Lev, Mary Burgess, Jan Barber, Jay Barber, Sara Vickerman-Gage, Mike Brown, Nora Sherwood, Emily Miller, Jill Trninich and Barbara Bacon Folawn.

Ode to the Tides hostesses arrange name tags for the artists yet to arrive… Lisa Wiser, Mark Williams, Diane Copenhaver, Kitty Paino, Linda Sawaya, Patti Isaacs, Agnes Field, Christine Ciesluk, Jan Shield, Dotty Hawthorne, Jani Hoberg, Jan Rimerman, Sarah Bouwsma, Rob Lowe and Teresa Knight.

 

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The Wetlands Conservancy collaborated with the Clatsop County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Sea Grant, and Institute for Natural Resources to host the exhibit. Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.

To view the art selection for the Ode to the Tides Show and Sale, go to https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y

 

For the opening of Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale LIVE water-related harp music provided by Rebecca Szymanski  and Christine Sauer, performing as part of a June 1st worldwide event called “Random Acts of Harping.  Pictured in the background is art by Penelope Culbertson and Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

To read more about the harp event, please go to  https://www.janetlanier.com/page/random-acts-of-harping

 

Grace notes received:

 

“I attended the opening reception and thought it was a wonderful exhibit. It really gives the viewer a feeling of the coastal environment and close-up views of the plants and animals that inhabit those spaces. Also I enjoyed seeing the various interpretations, styles, color palettes, and mediums that the artists used in their creative expression. Thank you for coordinating this show.” Barbara Bacon Folawn

 

Anny purchased an Ode to the Tides felt art by Chris Boyer, titled “Tidepool Neighbors”  and created a fascinator, “wearable art,” that was presented as an evening accessory for the opening reception.

 

“Thank you for having the warmest and vibrant reception for the Ode to the Tides artists! The Fairweather Gallery is such a magical place. Each time we visit we experience a new adventure. In awe of the wetlands and the brilliance and the love shared.” Anny and Mike

 

 

“Thank you for your time and obvious love of art for hosting the Ode to the Tides. This was my first real show of sorts, and I am realizing what is involved behind the scenes.  I wanted to reach out to you and thank you for your time and dedication.”  M. Adams

 

Photos by Scott Saulsbury  and Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery.

For more info about the Ode to the Tides art , please contact art curator, Sara Vickerman,   svickerman@comcast.net

For more info about the gallery, , please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale brought out a group of photographers for the opening reception at Fairweather’s and a gallerist…

June 1, 2019

5:pm.

More than 200 works of art

More than 50 artists attending

and more…

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A clue about what happened on June 1 at 5:pm…

Pictured is Fairweather artist Emily Miller posing on a ledge …24 hours before June 1…

Stay tuned for more photos…

 

 

Before picture of the west wall of the Fairweather Gallery.

Art traveling to Seaside from OSU.

Walls are painted and spot lights set in place for the selected art.

Table displays completed.

Note: Abstract ODE to the Tides art will be displayed in less than 24 hours.

Before picture of the north wall of the gallery, as well as a blank grand piano surface.

Note: Tidal three-dimensional ODE to the TIDES art to be displayed in less than 24 hours.

Before picture of the barn door and grass cloth wall in the gallery.

Note: Under the sea ODE to the TIDES art to be hung in less than 24 hours.

Before photo of the east wall in the Fairweather Gallery.

Note: Green and blue ODE to the TIDES art will be displayed.

Note on the right side of the ladder is a plaque designating D.  Fairweather, gallerist, Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers 1986- present day.

 

“Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, members strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. A.S.I.D. showcases the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.”

 

 

Ode to the Tides art arrives in Seaside in a 15′  moving van on May 29 from OSU.

 

More than 215 works of art from selected NW artists arrives in Seaside on May 29. It has taken  more than one year of curating and selecting Ode to the Tides art. The artists selected for the exhibit created separate and secure boxes and shipping containers as the ODE to the TIDES Art Show and Sale is a traveling exhibit throughout Oregon May-December 2019.

North east wall of the gallery.

Note: In the estuary critters Ode to the Tides art to be displayed in less than 24 hours.

A team of dedicated volunteers unpacked art on May 30 in the wee hours of the morning.

 

“All of this made possible within 24 hours with a lot of help from volunteer artists who worked tirelessly Just to name a few: Mary Burgess, Tom Willing, Jane McGeehan, Emily Miller, curator Sara Vickerman and driver Jeff Gage. Thank you to the City of Seaside for saving the parking spaces on Broadway for the caravan of deliveries as it was transported (by SUV’s one trip at a time from the airport hangar/warehouse).”  D. Fairweather

 

Note received
“The Corvallis/OSU run of the Ode to the Tides art exhibit has been a success.   Tina, the La Sells Stewart  Gallery director said there has been a lot of traffic and excitement about the show and pieces sold. The show has now been installed in Seaside at Fairweather Gallery and Beach Books, where it is being promoted as part of the Seaside Art Walk with a harp concert. There will also be a lecture by Neal Maine (local naturalist and photographer) on June 13 at the Library from 6-8 PM.  

 

Thank you all for your involvement in this project, as it is a great opportunity to get people excited about the conservation of our oceans and estuaries through your beautiful art work. Next to the ocean and estuaries themselves, you are the best ambassadors. We are expecting a great turnout of artists in Seaside Saturday for the opening. If you miss Art Walk, hopefully you can make it Seaside before the show closes at the end of June. We are planning lots of special events for later this summer when the show moves to Newport. We will keep you posted.”

Esther and Sara

Sara Vickerman, art curator

Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale

Esther Lev, Executive Director

The Wetlands Conservancy

4640 SW Macadam, #50

Portland OR, 97239

Office: 503.227.0778

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Link to the images of the  art arriving.

 

Grace note:

In gratitude to Neal Maine for suggesting that the ODE to the TIDES art could be displayed in his PacificLight Images section of the Fairweather Gallery.  Do not fret, dear NCLC friends, Neal’s art will be on display in the front window and on the south wall of the gallery.

 

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Image:  “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller/ logo calligraphy by Kajira Berry

Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.

 

 

To view the art selection for  the Ode to the Tides Show and Sale, go to https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y

For more info about the art, please contact art curator, Sara Vickerman,   svickerman@comcast.net

 

Image: “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller/ logo calligraphy by Kajira Berry

 

 

The Wetlands Conservancy presents Ode to the Tides

Seaside Oregon

To celebrate the aesthetic and ecological significance of Oregon’s estuaries and tide pools, The Wetlands Conservancy has collaborated with the Clatsop County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Sea Grant, and Institute for Natural Resources to host the Ode to Tides art exhibit and sale. The exhibit, first shown at Oregon State University through May, arrives in Seaside through June.

The exhibit opens on June 1 at two locations in Seaside.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway Street and The Art-in-Loft Gallery at Beach Books 616 Broadway Street.

The traveling exhibit includes artwork of all kinds, from paintings to fiber, wood, stone, glass and ceramics. With regional and local artists displaying their work, the exhibit and sale bring together a multitude of styles and creativity.

The exhibit will feature juried art for purchase. A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to conserve Oregon’s Coastal estuaries.

The exhibit focuses on the plants, animals, fish, land formations and the magic of estuaries and tide pools, the rich mixing zones where freshwater from the land meets salt water from the sea. This blend creates a unique environment with abundant and diverse life. Estuaries gather nutrients from both land and sea, forming an ecosystem that contains more life per square inch than the richest Midwest farmland.  Oregon’s 22 major estuaries are ecologically essential for many fish and wildlife species, including salmon, herring, flounder, crab, oysters, clams, wading birds, ducks, and otters, providing habitat for reproduction, rearing, resting and foraging.

 

Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.

The exhibit will be on view in Seaside through June 30.

About The Wetlands Conservancy: Founded in 1981, The Wetlands Conservancy is the only organization in Oregon dedicated to working in partnership with communities statewide to permanently protect, conserve and restore Oregon’s greatest wetlands– our most biologically rich and diverse lands. The mission of The Wetlands Conservancy is to conserve, enhance and restore the physical and ecological values of Oregon’s greatest wetlands for current and future generations. For more information, please visit http://www.wetlandsconservancy.org.

 

 

To view the art selection for  the Ode to the Tides Show and Sale, go to https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y

For more info about the art, please contact art curator, Sara Vickerman,   svickerman@comcast.net

Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale

Fairweather Gallery Exhibition Hours

June 2019

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11-5

Sun 11-3

(503) 738-8899

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

Grant funding  for the SEASIDE Ode to the Tides exhibit and program made possible through:

Purpose The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition grants are funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust and awarded to projects that support, maintain, preserve and …