Pam Haunschild in her studio

About artist Pam Haunschild:

In her artistic practice, Pam explores nature.  She goes beyond realism and provides a different, very powerful vision of her natural subjects that deepens the connection between the viewer and the natural world.  Her distinctive style is colorful, highly textured and semi-abstract, but the natural forms can be identified.  She works in watermedia — both acrylics and watercolor, often in the same painting.   She builds complex, textured layers, often using natural materials that leave impressions in the paint.

Although she had a scholarship to attend art school when she was young, she went into academia instead.  After a career as social science professor at Stanford and University of Texas-Austin, Pam turned back to her first love and has been painting full time ever since.

She has been fortunate to have been selected as artist-in-residence at three National Parks:  Lassen (CA), Glacier (MT), and Lake Clark (AK), and continues to be inspired by her time there.  She has also received several private and two key public commissions:  to produce the 2019 Britt Festival playbill cover and poster art, and to design and coordinate the painting of a native plant mural at Southern Oregon University.  Her work is held in many private and public collections, including the National Park Service.

She has had her work shown as part of several juried one-person and group exhibitions and has won awards for her art, including an Award of Distinction from the Northwest Watercolor Society for her painting “Octopus Garden”.  She was juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon and is also a member of several other arts organizations.  She has been on TV and radio, and her paintings have been used in Southern Oregon literary journals and catalogue covers.

 

“Salmon Swim” mixed media watercolor by Pam Haunschild

 

Pam Haunschild, Artist’s Statement:

Being outside in nature is everything to me!  So it’s no surprise that nature is my subject.  In my paintings, I attempt to capture the essence of nature without copying it exactly.  I want to get past the obvious — to the essence of why many of us find being outside in nature soothing to our souls.  Whether this is conveying the power behind a falcon’s gaze, the wonder of the vast number and variety of creatures that live in a tidepool, or the majesty of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn, I hope to capture something that will inspire viewers to connect more deeply with the natural world.

 

I find artistic inspiration from living on a wooded high-elevation property near Ashland, Oregon, as well as from having held several National Park Artist-in-Residence positions (Lassen, Glacier, and Lake Clark (Alaska)). 

 

 

“Tidepool VI” mixed media watercolor by Pam Haunschild

I work with both watercolors and acrylics — often together in the same painting.  Much as nature is created through the addition and washing away of materials over time, my artistic process involves creating layers in my art.  I build textures in the paint, often using natural objects like leaves, stones, and shells.  Although later removed, they leave their impressions.  I often use paint in a way that mimics natural processes, e.g., washes of very wet color produce rivulets and wave-like patterns like those found in the ocean.  Stones texture paint in patterns that mimic wind-blown surfaces and geological layers.  The resulting paintings are colorful, highly textured, and semi-abstract, but the natural forms can still be identified. 

 

As John Muir says, I hope “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees” when you view my work. –Pam Haunschild

 

 

 

“I just got back from my trip to the coast and wanted to write to say what a pleasure it was to meet you.  And I am so honored to be represented by your beautiful Fairweather Gallery!”  Pam

 

Fun fact:

A series of  Pam Haunschild’s tidepool mixed media paintings were selected for the Wetlands Conservancy Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale.

Read more at https://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/ode-to-tides-art-exhibit/

 

 

 

 

Jan and Jay Barber, Sara and Jeff Gage with Neal Maine

 

“On Thursday, June 13th, the Friends of the Seaside Library welcome award-winning biology instructor and naturalist, Neal Maine, sponsored by the Fairweather House and Gallery. Joann Pari-Mueller, Leah Kohlenberg, and Paul Brent will talk about their creations for the Ode to the Tides exhibit at Fairweather Gallery and Beach Books. 

 

Neal will speak on estuaries and how they gather nutrients from land and sea, forming an ecosystem that contains more life per square inch than the richest Midwest farmland.  He will detail how Oregon’s major estuaries are ecologically essential for fish and wildlife which includes salmon, herring, flounder, crab, oysters, clams, wading birds, ducks, and otters, providing habitat for reproduction, rearing, resting and foraging.

 

After a thirty-year career as a teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine has pursued his passion for nature photography through Pacific Light Images. “Dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests.”

 

The program will be presented in the Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway Street, in the Community Room at 6:00 p.m. A selected grouping of the Ode to the Tides art will be displayed and the gallery will provide refreshments.

 

If you haven’t visited Fairweather Gallery and Beach Books to see the exhibit, you have until the end of June. It features 90 artists and 200 pieces that focus on coastal estuaries and tide pools, and benefits the Wetlands Conservancy.”   Sara Vickerman-Gage, Ode to the Tides art curator

 

 

https://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/ode-to-tides-art-exhibit/

 

For more about the nature photography by Neal Maine, please visit the artist’s tab Neal Maine and Michael Wing  at 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

 

 

 

 

 

Just arrived. “I AM the Wind” 24 X 36  Acrylic impasto, ghost net and hand-sewn PMD, plastic marine debris,  by Shelby Silver

I AM the Wind

I am every breath ever taken,

Awaken.

I AM the Wind

 My lips carry the stories of my heart and the hearts of those you’ve never met

Yet, in the stillness of the morning, you do.

I AM the Wind

I call out from a time before you

Where my weathered bare feet tamped down the path you now set your own feet upon.

I AM the Wind

The earth holds my memory

And you eat of my body and remember me. 

I AM the Wind

The confines of my mind find freedom upon the breeze caressing your skin

My thoughts, a bountiful inheritance I gift to you again and again.

I AM the wind

I am by your side all the seasons of your life and all of the seasons of your death.

WE Are the Winds

Copyright © 2019 Shelby Silver

“I  have finished this most lovely and heartfelt piece. It has been evolving and growing for several weeks and is now ready to greet the world.  Remembering our connection is remembering our responsibility to earth, sea, and all living beings.”

Blessings abundant, Shelby

 

 

 

Just in, as well.

“Hollow Log” 12 x 16 Acrylic Impasto, & Handsewn Plastic Marine Debris by Shelby Silver

 

“Gaia’s Breast” 16 x 12 Acrylic Impasto, & Handsewn Plastic Marine Debris by Shelby Silver

 

 

“These two shall have a proper debut.  They have been waiting in the wings for the perfect moment. I have carefully selected them to accompany “I AM the Wind” on the journey to Fairweather House and Gallery for June, 2019.”  Shelby Silver

 

 

 

 

Q: Who is Gaia, you ask?

A: Gaia. … In Greek mythology, Gaia (/ˈɡeɪ.ə/ or /ˈɡaɪ.ə/; from Ancient Greek Γαῖα, a poetical form of Γῆ Gē, “land” or “earth”), also spelled Gaea (/ˈdʒiːə/), is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess.

 

Gaia first appears as a character of divine being in the Homeric poems, in the Iliad,  black sheep were sacrificed to her, and people were declaring oaths to invoke her. Gaia was described as the giver of dreams and the nourisher of plants and young children.  In modern times, Earth scientists use the term Gaia to describe the earth as a complex living organism.

 

THE GAIA THEORY

In 1970, chemist James Lovelock and his research partner Lynn Margulis (the wife of Carl Sagan at the time) proposed that the earth is a living being, self-regulating the elements to sustain life on it. This revolutionary hypothesis was seen as heretical, but has since been accepted as fact; a theory, no longer a hypothesis.

 

Their work suggested that in the earth chemicals all “talk” to one another to protect life on the planet; the salt in the ocean is never too salinated, the oxygen in the atmosphere never too noxious, and the temperature of the earth never grows too hostile for life to thrive. All elements work in perfect harmony to ensure life on earth is sustained.

 

And, too, images featuring the artist  from the Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale at the Fairweather Gallery.

 

Shelby Silver finding her  orca  mixed media art, “Infinite Balance”  on display.

The staging with the spot lights was not planned. The photographer Scott Saulsbury caught the artist in a pose  just about perfect, don’t you agree?

Shelby Silver visiting with a fellow artist during a reception at Fairweather’s.

 

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…

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjaRSCzcuL-sgddpIJtG6NQMGFerAQ

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

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjaRSCzcuL-sgddpIJtG6NQMGFerAQ

 

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

 

 

“First Look” original oil on canvas of a pair of pelicans  by Paul Brent.

Also pictured:

“Impressions of France” watercolor series by Paul Brent.  Sandpipers on the beach in Seaside, Oregon, two oils by Paul Brent, art glass by bowl by Sandy and Bob Lercari and sand dollar art glass in a frame by Bob Heath. In addition, a trio of landscape paintings that will be featured in the ODE to the TIDES exhibit, opening June 1 at Fairweather’s and 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 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. 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

 

To read more about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artist tab/ Paul Brent

 

And, too, to read about Hurricane Michael and the Paul Brent Gallery in Florida, to to:

 

 

 

And, now take a note! After June 5, 2019 Paul Brent returns to Seaside Oregon for the 2019 summer season and will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE episode at Fairweather’s on the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks in July, August and September.

Paul Brent starts a painting at the beginning of the summer at Fairweather’s

 

Completed “Great Blue Heron” oil painting by Paul Brent.

 

Take a note! Paul Brent, wearing a Seaside baseball cap, arrived on June 5 for the summer and fall arts season at Fairweather’s.

 

 

Paul Brent is pictured with his Ode to the Tides works of art at the gallery.

For more about the Ode to the Tides, please go to:
Wetlands Conservancy presents ‘Ode to the Tides’ | Photos …
https://www.seasidesignal.com/…ode-to-the-tides/article_da874034-71e5-11e9-886b-…
May 11, 2019 – 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 …