“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/ 

 

 

“Chasing the Light” by Neal Maine/ PacificLIght Images

$295.

Proceeds in support of NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy

“Shaped by Nature” ancient, living crab tree in the Neocoxie forest, Gearhart, Or

Photographer Neal Maine, PacificLight Images

$395.

Proceeds in support of NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy

The Green Room

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

Fittingly, the first Fairweather presentation of the year, for the month-long exhibit, the GREEN ROOM, spotlights art by regional fellow gallerists.

In the entertainment business, the green room is the space in a theatre or similar venue that functions as a waiting room and lounge for artists before, during, and after a performance or show when they are not engaged on stage. The origin of the term is often ascribed to such rooms historically being painted green.

Featuring:

Watercolors by Bill Baily, exhibiting artist from the Portland Art Museum

Fresco art by Agnes Field, founder and past president of the non-profit Astoria Visual Arts

Watermedia by Diana Nadal, fellow designer and frequently showing at Giustina Gallery

Mixed media work by Jan Rimerman, curator for Lakewood Center Gallery and Rain Spark Gallery Director

Abstracts by Bill Shumway, founder of Pegasus Gallery and creator of the Vistas and Vineyards en plein art program

Other historical green room fun facts:

Richard Southern, in his studies of Medieval theatre in the round, states that in this period the performing area was referred to as the green. This central space, often grass-covered, was used by the actors, while the surrounding space and circular banks were occupied by the spectators. From this source then The Green has been a traditional actors’ term for the stage. The green room could thus be considered the transition room on the way to the green/stage. Technical staff at some theatres (such as the London Coliseum) still refer to the stage as the green.

Another explanation is that in the 18th-century theater makeup was a greenish-clay in color.  It took a long time to dry without cracking, so actors waited in the “green room” until it had fully cured.

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And, too,  GREEN ROOM will feature spring vignettes by D. Fairweather, gallerist/ allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers and GREEN ROOM  display images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, special events photographer.

 

 

 

 

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Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists  tab and scroll to …Neal Maine for more images and info

 “A Rare Visitor” Baltimore oriole photographed in a Seaside backyard by Neal Maine

Matted, framed in wood, and signed

17h” x 23w” $295

 

 Proceeds from Neal Maine’s photos to support North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC.

Check out the NCLC  website for more information about doing good works
NATURE’S TRAILS

A limpet creeps up a wave-washed rock, following the rise of the tide. A salmon follows ancient watershed trails to its natal stream. An otter travels along its living trap line for crabs in the estuary to crayfish up the side creeks. A vole tunnels into the soft sponge on the forest floor. In the treetops, in the forest, across the land, in the water, and in the air, all become a living slate for NATURE’S TRAILS. This tracery of interwoven trails are unsigned but indelible to generations of travelers.

THE NEXT FRONTIER, OUR OWN BACKYARD

Humans: We take pictures, walks, deep breaths, memories, ride 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. Neal Maine

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Just in!

“Elk Watershed” photograph by naturalist Neal Maine

January 2021 Coastal elk in the Seaside Necanicum Estuary

Elk will “shake” out their coats to get rain water off their coats. During most periods of heavy rain they get into the thickest cover they can find in order to escape the pelting they would receive if exposed. During extremely high winds they may hunker down in the open favoring driving rain over falling trees.

Framed, matted, and signed $395

Proceeds in support of  NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy

https://nclctrust.org › Winter-2020-newsltr-for-web
NCLCtrust.org/news.The proposed Rainforest Reserve horizon from Necanicum Estuary, Gearhart …
Clock, standing at 27″ tall, by NW wood  craftsman Stuart Dittbrenner
$550
The timepiece, an award winner, is maple and walnut with hand carved front and back and hand finished to perfection.

“To start with an inspiration from the woods, add the raw materials and manipulate the progress through stages to an artful conclusion, this is my passion as a craftsman.  The challenge is to seek the the essence of wood and convey its form, space, texture, color and motion.” SB

 Rear view of clock stand and handmade back cover of burl wood, signed and dated.

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“Thank you for your Fairweather House and Gallery  gift total of $xxxx.xx in 2020. We honestly can never thank you enough for all that you continue to do.”  K. Voelke/  Executive  Director NCLC

January 2021 work in progress at the studio of Tedd Chilless

“Blooms in Sunlight” oil on linen 

 

“I treat painting flowers more like a portrait offering evidence of intimacy of the individual blooms.  My perceptions are realistic studies.”  TC

Just now hand delivered to the Fairweather Gallery by artist Tedd Chilless

“We need colorful works and flowers in our lives.”

Just in from Tedd Chilless.
“Alstroemeria” oil on linen 

The cut flower of all cut flowers, often called Lily-of-the-Incas, is a flower in almost all bouquets.

“I am a Contemporary Realistic Painter of Flowers and Landscapes.”  TC

 

 

And, so, for 2021 Tedd Chilless created new impasto oils using fine tools of his trade, a collection of palette knives.

 

 

 

Fresh Blooms” impasto oil painting by Tedd Chilless

Just in for 2021

 

“Iris” impasto oil painting by Tedd Chilless

Just in for 2021

Impasto painting is about using palette knives to press with a certain amount of paint thickness and texture. Each stroke is done in one confident and controlled movement. 

 

 

I did my architectural internship and received my Architect’s license in the Northwest. In addition, I received a Ford Foundation Fellowship. While on this fellowship I lived and studied in Washington D.C., New York City, and Boston where I studied painting.

I established my architectural firm in Portland, OR and as computers took over my architectural practice I experienced what I called ‘graphite withdrawal’.

It was a major change to go from sketching eight hours a day for twenty years to moving only a mouse. I felt the need to express my artistic skills and began painting in earnest. 

The transition from architecture to painting has been easy since the knowledge of form and composition are similar in both. I now paint full time.

I serve as an Oregon State Ambassador and am an Active Member of the Oregon Society of Artists.  —Tedd Chilless

 

 

Take a Note! Artist Tedd Chilless painting LIVE at Fairweather Gallery during the winter quarter of 2020. He is planning on more Painting Seaside LIVE ™ events Fairweather during the spring quarter of 2021, as well.

 

 

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With 2020 on its way out, our top ten collection is complete!

Number 10:  Masked hostesses and patrons!

 

Number 9: Fairweather’s welcomed back visitors with the promise of a safe experience after the pandemic shutdown.

 

 

Number 8: New 2020 artists that chose Fairweather’s.

 

Number 7: A farewell to artists departing the area.

 

Number 6: We renewed our support of NCLC following the reopening after the pandemic shutdown. Indeed, in 2020, it was more important than ever to keep up with our mission.

“Fairweather House and Gallery attends to the well-being of family, community and business through an uncompromising commitment to honesty, fairness, integrity, and excellence.”

 

Number 5: Fairweather artists who made 2020 the headlines, magazine covers, and news.

 

Number 4: We continued to engage the community in uplifting artist lectures.

 

 

Number 3: We found ways to experiment on smaller projects.  Fairweather artists pivoted to make art masks. Surely, adapting is nothing new for artists know how to mold art to fit new opportunities. 

 

 

Number 2: Quarantine, although stressful, gave the Gallery time to think more about how art, and specifically, the role of art can have on the global conversation. And, so, we created a new exhibition, November’s WILD BEAUTY, after reaching out to colleagues, partners, and artists introducing art beyond regional works to engage with hopeful messaging.

 

 

 

Number One:  Fairweather virtual show. SHORE THING. All things Seaside.

Produced by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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Grace note received

“Thank you for the blogs throughout the past year. We appreciate you so much. Your LOVE for all radiates and inspires.

Feelings of gratitude and thankfulness to you as we recall the JOY and motivation you have given us.

We wish you PEACE and HOPE  to help lovers of art find that perfect something in 2021.” Anny Sears & Mike Mason

 

 

We are grateful our readers, artists, and makers, for inspiring us through this year. 

We hope you have found a little extra warmth in all things Fairweather during 2020, as well.

 We are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.

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ALL THAT GLITTERS

What’s next

Fairweather House and Gallery

Nov. 24h through Dec. 23rd

Glittering ideas and gorgeous gift ideas to brighten loved ones’  moods

 

 

 

First look at Robin Montero’s Show Off Glam Masks.

Robin Montero, a former professional theater costume designer, knows how to work with fabric, says “when you catch the twinkle — that’s what it’s all about. It’s all about the sparkle.”

Fancy front, 100% cotton lining, Nosey-Bendy-Thingy ™, and handmade in Seaside, Oregon.

“Covering the community one face at a time.” RM

 

 

 

As we must continue to wear a face mask in public places around town, as public areas are very small, and as we need everyone’s help to keep each other safe we are happy to offer hand sewn, reusable, and lined face masks from Robin, Beth, Katie, Sai, Don, and Paul (six Seaside seamstresses and tailors). –FH&G
And, too, we will be serving up glitter, going forward.
Indeed, as we need every bit of sparkle in a year like the one we are experiencing.
Finding things for your home, family, and friends feeds your desires, sense of well-being, and doing good works.
“The real promise, and the hidden premise, during the global health crisis when many of us feel powerless, is creating a personal sanctuary.”

Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Safely.

 

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“Watching animals on television is extremely different than seeing them in their own habitat. 

Experiencing the fight for life and survival has given me a great respect for the wild animals of the Serengeti in Africa.    

My safari group saw the animals hunting, being hunted and living together in a complicated environment.” Jan Rimerman

 

Lioness mixed media by Jan Rimerman

The defined muscles and grace of the lioness in the painting doesn’t even hint at the clever maneuvers that she designs to feed her family.     

24″ x 24″ on panel

 

Watching the powerful discipline of the Lioness in the hunt allowed me to see the determination of survival.  Experiencing the lives of the African animals was not always pleasant or beautiful. 

Witnessing the patient dance of the hunt in the Ngorongoro Crater was both wild, beautiful and horrifying.  Luckily an attentive zebra made the warning call and, although the cubs went hungry, a wildebeest’s life was spared.” JR

 

 

 

Cape Buffalo mixed media by Jan Rimerman

The wild beauty in this painting is exhibited in the wonderful shapes found in the animal’s distinctive physical characteristics.

24″ x 24″ on panel

The Cape Buffalo has an entirely different kind of wild beauty.  This animal’s strength, shape and power is evident in its stare and stance. Although this 1,800lb. animal is a vegetarian, it can ward off lions, leopards, hyenas and African wild dogs.

It is considered one of the top most dangerous animals to encounter.  The cape buffalo exudes power as well as a stubborn personality. The snorts and sounds of this animal’s hooves are a good reminder to stay in the vehicle.  JR

 

Thomson’s Gazelle mixed media by Jan Rimerman

This painting captures the alert tension that is ever present.

24″ x 24″

The Thomson’s Gazelle has a beauty and grace of a different kind.  They live in herds alongside the zebras and wildebeests. They have many predators so their acute senses of sight, smell and hearing work in their favor.  They are the fastest and nimblest of all antelope and can reach speeds of between 40-60 miles per hour. 

 

Observing a herd running across the plains is like watching a ballet of well-proportioned muscle moving in synchronized rhythm.  The Thomson’s gazelles are known for their acrobatic leaps which confuse their predators and make them more difficult targets.”  JR

  

 

 

Jan Rimerman studied art at the City University in London, at Willamette University, Portland State University and at the University of Washington. Her work is found in ten books. Her art pieces are all painted on top of an underpainting of powdered charcoal on heavy watercolor paper.  Twenty-two layers of transparent fluid acrylic are applied to create a feeling of three-dimensionality and luminescence.

Jan is the Visual Arts Coordinator of the Lakewood Center, the Art Director of the LO Reads Program, the Director of Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands in partnership with The Wetlands Conservancy & the Director of the Rain Spark Gallery.   Jan’s art is well known for unusual perspectives and narrative.  She uses it for presentations promoting the arts and culture while raising awareness for the World Wildlife Fund and for clean water in Tanzania.

 

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY exhibition

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Welcoming  encaustic artist Claudia Fuenzalida Johns.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme in their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

“Nature can be beautiful in many ways.  My life consciously includes travel adventures whether in my own backyard or abroad.  The paintings for this exhibit include some of the wild beauty I was privileged to experience up close and personal in Kenya and Tanzania. Learning and understanding the animal hierarchy, the survival skills of each species and the interconnectedness of their lives allows their wild beauty to be even more vivid.” Jan Rimerman

 

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“SMILEY” oil on canvas by Leopoldine Brew

18″ x 24″

“As a wildlife artist I try to find peacefulness and tranquility when painting an animal discovered in a protected environment.” LB

2020 International Recognition American Arts Award representing United States presented to NW artist Leopoldine Brew.

About the artist:

I am devoted to capturing the grandeur of wildlife and conveying their fragile future to viewers through my paintings. In my communion with wild animals, I have long felt their equality with humans, and abhor the notion that humans are inherently superior to these grand living beings. They experience every emotion that humans do: pleasure and pain, hardship and joy, parenting and family bonds, stress and repose. I feel a compelling need to communicate through my work the overwhelming similarities between humans and animals.”  LB

 

Artwork  backstory:

This baby cheetah, Darlene, came to Portland from the San Diego Zoo with her sister Mary Jane. I saw these two beautiful baby cheetahs  while there were overwhelmed from the kids tapping the glass to get their attention. Darlene  had run away in and I found her in another window.  She turned around and saw me with my big lens camera. She reacted with an angry hiss. This painting is the mad face she gave me.”  LB

 


“Darlene” oil on canvas by Leopoldine Brew

 24″ x 36″

 

 

Leo’s devotion to capturing the grandeur of wildlife in her paintings was first nurtured with trips to the Portland zoo with her dad when she was quite young. Leo has adopted a respect for all life forms and overwhelming similarities between humans and animals. She has found her wildlife subjects in the G.G. Conservation Reserve in South Africa, at the San Diego Zoo, and currently paints the wildlife animals found at the Portland Zoo.

 

 

 

I am expressing my love of animals through art. It is my heartfelt passion.”

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY exhibition

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field,  Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Welcoming  encaustic artist Claudia Fuenzalida Johns.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme of their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

With considerable time visiting zoos and sanctuaries, Leopoldine Brew invested in an emotional connection that enables her to portray the spirit of the soul and life of majestic wild animals in art that consists of rendering, composition, and repetition of line work.

 

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Just in!

Exclusive Paul Brent fabric in an artful Seaside design.

But, wait, there’s more exclusive artful  Paul Brent fabric!

 

 

And in a collaboration with a local tailor, now Fairweather Gallery has lovely and artful masks in Paul Brent fabric designs.

 

 

Each mask is made-by-hand in Seaside, Oregon.

100% breathable cotton, double stitched, contoured fit, elastic ties, lined, and with adjustable nose bridge inserts.

$20.

 

 

 

 

 

Q: What is happening, you ask?

A: The ability to pivot. Supporting artists and makers in the community even more. Finding the good.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery is pleased to announce that more than 4 local textile artists are making high quality masks!!!   Each mask is safely packaged. Ever turning and pivoting to serve our community during the global pandemic crisis. With deep appreciation to Sai, Paul, Beth, Kathy and Steven for helping make this happen. 

 

 

Fairweather Gallery COVID-19 standards in place

Pivoting during the pandemic.
Reprinting an article/ August 2020

“Pivoting” to keep up with ever-changing conditions

During this pandemic I have seen many small business owners in our community who, despite facing an endless stream of challenges and incredible uncertainty, show up every day at their businesses— masked up and ready to serve with a smile (under their required PPE, of course).

My colleagues and I have been given the honor to be a trusted confidant to these owners, providing knowledge, insight and emotional support as they battle their fear of failure, attempt to overcome worries of not being able to provide for their families, stay up late at night filling out endless and complex applications for federal, state and local assistance, and become utterly exhausted “pivoting” to keep up with ever-changing customer tastes and preferences.

I have come to discover that a common denominator exists in the business owners who keep showing up every day. It is passion. Passion to serve, passion for their products and services, passion for their community and ultimately the passion to provide for themselves and their families. It is this passion that feeds the tenacity required to keep fighting, innovating, and pushing forward in the face of incredible challenge.

To those with waning energy to keep up the good fight to keep the lights on, this is the time to think about what drove you to start your business? Did you want to harness your creativity and build something for your community? Likely it started with a strong desire and now is the time to tap into that. Rekindle that fire that gives you the energy to lean into the fight. It just may make all the difference in ensuring your business not only survives but thrives.


Jessica Newhall is the associate director and Small Business Management program manager for the Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center

 

 

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“As Fairweather House and Gallery- amid continued concerns – progresses forward towards regaining events while practicing health and safety measures and exercising agility among the changes that impact being open. Much is still needed in the recovery; however, the arts community is working together to be resilient and overcome the ongoing challenges. Indeed, art saves.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist