Welcome Bob Heath, glass artist!

After working 35 years as an engineer at Tektronix, native Oregonian Bob Heath retired to spend full-time pursuing his passion for creating glass art. Bob has explored just about every possible way to manipulate glass, from torch-work to sand carving, finally settling on glass fusing as his primary technique.

Oregon is home to many glass artists, due to the presence of several of the world’s major manufacturers of raw art glass materials. This has given Bob the opportunity to study with many of the leading artists in the field including; Avery Anderson, Patty Gray, Marty Kremer, Richard LaLonde, Peter McGrain, Robert Oddy, Stan Price and Raphael Schnepf. Bob has been an active part of the Oregon glass community, having served on the board of directors for over 10 years, and as its state president in 2012 and 2013.

Bob’s artwork is part of many private collections throughout the US and has been featured in exhibitions at many galleries, including the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft and the Portland Mayor’s office.

 

 

“My work is typically very colorful and often features geometric patterns with strong lines and sharp contrasts.”

 

 

 

 

“I really enjoy working with the process of fusing glass and like pushing the envelope to try to accomplish things beyond the ordinary.”

 

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. My work is typically very colorful and often features geometric patterns with strong lines and sharp contrasts.

I really enjoy working with the process of fusing glass and like pushing the envelope to try to accomplish things beyond the ordinary. Most of my work is carefully planned, starting out as a detailed drawing. I use this stage to try out multiple variations on each idea and to think through the steps that I will use to implement the design in glass. In many cases, 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.

 

 

 

And, too, Bob Heath creates  silk screen/ power printing  glass in frames.

 

Green lattice handkerchief vase by Bob Heath.

Fun facts:

Bob Heath studied the art of glass from Richard LaLonde, a cousin of D. Fairweather, gallerist.

Keeping the art of glass in the family, Bob’s wife will show sand blasted stemware and beverage glasses at  Fairweather’s soon.

Thank you, Sara, art patron and Gallery curator, for the artist referral.

 

Kinsale Door, Ireland by Richard Newman.

 

I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and now live in Beaverton and Gearhart, Oregon. As a kid growing up, I always loved the photographs in Life magazine. These pictures reached out from all parts of the world and showed both the beauty in landscapes as well as the reality of life.

In high school and college, I was a photographer for my news-paper and yearbook. In my senior year of high school, I was the Assistant Photographer for the City of Cleveland and learned the fine art of photography and darkroom applications.

I especially like to take pictures of landscapes, nature, sports and historical objects. I am fascinated in the various textures that nature has provided, allowing me to bring these objects to print.

“Photography is not a job for me; it is a passion for capturing memories.”

I have traveled to Europe 9 times and visited 29 countries, which has given me the settings for some of my best photo-graphs. In addition, I travel the entire West taking pictures allowing me to enjoy the outside and nature. Once photo-graphed, all of my post work is done on my computer in Beaver-ton.

At the Trail’s End Art Association annual show, I received the Best of Show Award for my photograph on aluminum. Recently my photographs were sold to ABC television and used on the Criminal Minds TV show.  –Richard L. Newman

 

 

 

Save the date and time!

March 3, 2018     5-7:pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fresh Greens opening reception.

Featuring resident artists: Karen E. Lewis, Fred Lukens, Michael Muldoon, Carolyn Macpherson, Richard Newman and Gayle H. Seely.

Welcoming artist Judy Shaw.

All the featured artists will be in attendance and each will offer an artist talk.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the local habitat at 6:pm on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.

In addition, artists Michael Muldoon and Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode, demonstrating individual painting techniques.

Free and open to the public.

In the historic Gilbert District.

 

The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, celebrating its 14th year in 2018, hosts local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists in various businesses, galleries and locations along Broadway Street and Holloday in the historic Gilbert District.  Artists meet and greet art patrons during artist’s receptions.

 

 

For Fresh Greens.

Fairweather Gallery exhibition.

Opening March 3.

Irish Door on aluminum by Richard L. Newman.

Mouth blown sea star from Lori Bedard.

 

Q: Is a sea star or a starfish?

A:  Marine scientists have undertaken the difficult task of replacing the beloved starfish’s common name with sea star because, well, the starfish is not a fish. It’s an echinoderm, closely related to sea urchins and sand dollars. — https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/group/starfish/

 

 

And, too, welcome to Fairweather’s!  Andrew Nelson, glass display case artist.

Working with natural wood and LED lights, Andrew Nelson creates table top display stands, perfect for illuminating art glass and art objects.

“Investing is art is rewarding, both spiritually and emotionally.”–A. Nelson

 

 

Mount blown glass sphere from Lori Bedard.

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

 

 

 

Mouth blown sea stars from Lori Bedard.

Signed by the artist.

 

 

And, too, some good news about the health of sea stars:

https://www.pbs.org/…/after-shocking-die-off-oregon-sea-stars-stage-an-epic-comebac…

 

Do you see bunnies? Look closely. Three on a pedestal. Photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

Another bunny peek-a-boo.  Photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

Origami  bunnies on birch platforms by artist Peggy Evans.
SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!
Spring opening reception for Fairweather House and Gallery
March 3

5-7:pm

Fresh Greens!

Hop to it!

Featuring resident artists: Karen E. Lewis, Fred Lukens, Michael Muldoon, Carolyn Macpherson, Richard Newman and Gayle H. Seely.

Welcoming artist Judy Shaw.

The  artists will be in attendance and each will offer an artist talk.

 

 

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the ecology of the local habitat at 6:pm on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.

Proceeds from Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images in support of N.C.L.C., North Coast Land Conservancy.

To view a catalog of exclusive images, go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine.

 

In addition, artists Michael Muldoon and Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode, demonstrating individual painting techniques.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, celebrating its 14th year in 2018, hosts local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists in various businesses, galleries and locations along Broadway Street and Holloday in the historic Gilbert District.  Artists meet and greet art patrons during artist’s receptions.  Businesses often offer LIVE music, adult beverages and gourmet food.

 

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more info

And, too, fabulous-fresh-as-a-spring-garden displays by Denise Fairweather, gallerist and allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

 

Accredited as an Allied member with the American Society of Interior Designers, (A.S.I.D.), Denise invested her expertise as an adjunct college instructor (interior design and perspective drawing) and enjoyed significant success as a senior level Street of Dreams project designer with the Portland Home Builder Association in show after show, year after year.

Denise founded Fairweather House & Garden in 2006. With the formation of this company Denise acquired exclusive earth-friendly, high quality accessories, extraordinary lighting and fashionable home furnishings lines. This multi-dimensional company continues to offer imaginative interior design, with new exhibitions each month.

In 2010, the company became Fairweather House and Gallery. Today the gallery represented more than 200 regional, local and emerging artists in the area.

Although Denise could rest on her laurels she continues to push the boundaries of style, refining, reinventing and making it ever new. She possesses the curiosity, sensitivity, discipline and vision to show emerging design in a discerning shopping environment with great interest, intrigue and passion.

Beautiful things emphasizing tranquility, and timelessness, this is Fairweather.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ …artists/ …blog for more info

 

 

 

 

 

Blue and green dot bowl by Bob Lercari. Fab and  groovy. 16′ diameter. Signed by the artist.

Just in!  Green and blue  pattern bowl  by Bob Lercari.  16″ diameter. Signed by the artist.

 

 

Companion shell platter in black, white and blue  by Sandy Lercari. 16″ diameter. Signed by the artist.

 

 

And, too, a back story about the shell platters:

“And, too,  we wanted to create a similar piece but in blues. We substituted dark cobalt blue for the green and a mixture of cyan and added turquoise, keeping the whites and clears the same. The piece was to be smaller so we proportioned the weights down. We fired up the kiln and waited with excited anticipation to see our shell platter in blue. The firing cycle takes over 24 hours to go from start to when it has cooled down sufficiently so we can open the kiln. When we did and took a quick look… ”OMG, what on earth!!” The piece was just about black with a hint of blue and some white.

 So what did we do…”let’s do it again !” We used the same exact formula as the green and blue platter,  again just with blues. Lo and behold, what did we get?Basically the same thing again!

What’s that saying? ”The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result”. Well, that’s the “Meshugeh” part of the title. Meshugeh is” loco” in Yiddish. My consolation is what Father Zeoli (my 6th grade Religion teacher) used to say…”a jackass doesn’t fall into the same hole twice”. So, I’m not one of those…I feel better!” –Bob

 

Well, that’s a wrap!  Just perfect, for spring, shell pattern bowls and  a lot of dots in handmade glass.

But, wait, there is more!

Blue and green coral bowl by Bob Lercari. 16″ diameter. Signed by the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Habitat” beaded mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely

 

 

The ancient methods of mosaic and beading are combined with fresh, modern energy and emotions to create intricate, colorful boxes of delight.

 

 

 

 

“Take a moment to discover the peace of mind to be found in these delicate expressions of love and happiness.” –Gayle H. Seely

 

“Freedom” beaded box by Gayle H. Seely, 2017.

 

 

“Gayle’s  artwork is not passive: it directly challenges the façade of pretense and completely eradicates narratives bound in familiar human patterns. She beautifully reshapes living things and elements, interweaving them with our individual stories and understandings in order to create a delightfully fresh arrival to a place once unknown.” Tina Miller Anders, art patron, Fairweather House and Gallery.

Seed pearl box

 

Gayle’s boxes, created in hand applied seed pearls, and decorated with translucent agates, micro river stones, often studded in gemstones, are set as a picture within a story. The underside of each unique box is decorated in a companion work of art with  seed pearls.

 

“Thanks for your all help promoting my work and encouraging my development.”
Sincerely, Gayle H. Seely, February 2018

Save the date and time!

March 3, 2018     5-7:pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fresh Greens opening reception.

Featuring resident artists: Karen E. Lewis, Fred Lukens, Michael Muldoon, Carolyn Macpherson, Richard Newman and Gayle H. Seely.

Welcoming artist Judy Shaw.

All the featured artists will be in attendance and will offer an artist talk.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the local habitat at 6:pm on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.

In addition, artists Michael Muldoon and Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode, demonstrating individual painting techniques.

Free and open to the public.

 

The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, celebrating its 14th year in 2018, hosts local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists in various businesses, galleries and locations along Broadway Street and Holloday in the historic Gilbert District.  Artists meet and greet art patrons during artist’s receptions.  Many galleries offer LIVE music, adult beverages and gourmet food. –Denise Fairweather, gallerist and manager of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

 

Gayle H. Seely spoke about a card received from Georgia O’Keefe during a Fairweather artist talk.

 

Read more about Gayle H. Seely,  first introduced an emerging artist at the Fairweather Gallery in 2015…

Artist reception held for Gayle H. Seely – Visual – Coast Weekend

 
“Spring Light.” 10 x 8 original art.
And, too, news from Bev Drew Kindley, Fairweather resident artist.

   “Hi there! Here’s a 10 “x 8” original painting titled  “Spring Light” that will fit in your March “Fresh Greens” show. Painted en plein air, outdoors, in my garden with the sunshine highlighting the spring colors.  Flowers help us  forget the winter  rains, for it, truly,   rain that makes Oregon so green.” –Bev Drew Kindley

Bev Drew Kindley, artist, has lectured quite often during the spring opening receptions at Fairweather’s.

 

 

And, too, Bev Drew Kindley, artist, has often offered a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode at Fairweather’s.

 

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …Bev Drew Kindley

 

 

 

For over 12 years, Fairweather House and Gallery has offered an opening reception for selected regional artists.  The exhibitions give art patrons the opportunity to listen to an artist talk, to see new original art, to view gorgeous  new displays staged in a specific theme, listen to LIVE music and to watch an artist (or two) painting LIVE.

Save the date and time!

March 3, 2018     5-7:pm   

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fresh Greens opening reception.

Featuring resident artists: Karen E. Lewis, Fred Lukens, Michael Muldoon, Carolyn Macpherson, Richard Newman and Gayle H. Seely.

Welcoming artist Judy Shaw. 

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

 

 

“Chasing the Light” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …

Save the date and time! Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the local habitat at 6:pm on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.

 

 

Trending in MARCH. 

FRESH GREENS

 

View gorgeous new displays staged just for “Fresh Greens” by Denise Fairweather, gallerist, Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

For more info, go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ …

 

So, indeed, take a note!

Fresh Greens opening reception at Fairweather’s is during  the the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at 5-7:pm.

For more info please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.