“Seaside Tide” by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

Beautiful fall weather, throughout the past week, brought Fairweather Gallery visitors who traveled from:

  1. Iowa
  2. Michigan
  3. Walla Walla
  4. Louisiana
  5. Edinburgh (Scotland), Oak Park, Illinois
  6. “a little town in England” (London/ 10 million people) giggle
  7. the Florida Keys (home destroyed/ couple took early retirement and are camp-hosting at Fort Stevens on the Oregon Coast)
  8. as well as many from the Northwest.

 

“Coffenbury at Dawn” art photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!

 

 Celebrating 14 years in 2018, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held on November 3, 5-7: pm.

The event is free and is all about seeing and selling art in sponsoring businesses between Holladay Drive  and Broadway Street in the historic area of downtown Seaside.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway Street

 

Opening reception for Expanding Horizons, an exhibition, featuring artists turning to nature seeking to express its evocative power on personal level.

Painters and photographers included in this exhibit are Martha Lee, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall,  Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, Judy Horning Shaw,  Jim Young and Russell Young.

Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, photographer

“Dedication to the ongoing pursuit—the capturing, processing and sharing of work—allows  us to experiment with new approaches, gear and techniques. It is a humble process of trial and error to see what works for us and what does not. Ultimately, through this continual refinement of our craft, we establish a look and feel to our images that becomes uniquely our own.”  Mitch Green

Introducing Michael Fox, Jeni Lee and Barbara Folawn.

The evening will include lectures by selected artists.

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

Live music.

Light bites and beverages.

 

 

Fun fact:  Linda Fenton-Mendenhall is the photographer for the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

To view more work by the artist, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/linda.fentonmendenhall

https://instagram.com/linda_fenton_mendenhall_photos

 

 

“Awaken Sea” 48 x 48 atmospheric rain abstract painting by Jeni Lee.


“Water plays an integral part in my painting process. I layer light through gestures of paint, color washes and transparent glazes that I manipulate with water and brushes, evoking a sense of lush atmosphere. As my relationship with water and paint evolved, I began to take paintings outside and into the rain, inviting the unknown, creating patterns of color and light through layers of raindrops and color.”  —
Jeni Lee

 

 

 

  “Crow Crusade” 10 x 10  atmospheric rain abstract painting by Jeni Lee.

“This process of using falling rain, as well as collected recycled rainwater, inspired a deeper mindfulness for natural resources in my art practice, while advocating sustainability through art.Jeni Lee

 

“Pacific Passage” 10 x 10  atmospheric rain abstract painting by Jeni Lee.

The result of my current work is an engaging representation of the beauty, chaos and transformation found in our relationship to nature and to each other.”  —Jeni Lee

 

 

“My art reflects the abstraction of a moment in a place – the shape of ripples in a tide pool, the design of fallen leaves, the shadows cast by mountains. My experience of place not only speaks to the content of my work, but also supports my evolving process and approach to painting.”  Jeni Lee 

 

“My artistic style is a playful montage of mediums and techniques. I love working with a variety of materials including paints and pastels, papers and natural elements, and Ia m always on the lookout for new mediums that speak to my experiences and style.”  —Jeni Lee

 

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!

 

 Celebrating 14 years in 2018, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held on November 3, 5-7: pm.

The event is free and is all about seeing and selling art in sponsoring businesses between Holladay Drive  and Broadway Street in the historic area of downtown Seaside.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway Street

 

Opening reception for Expanding Horizons, an exhibition, featuring artists turning to nature seeking to express its evocative power on personal level.

Painters and photographers included in this exhibit are Martha Lee, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall,  Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, Judy Horning Shaw,  Jim Young and Russell Young.

 

Introducing Michael Fox, Jeni Lee and Barbara Folawn.

The evening will include lectures by selected artists.

Jeni Lee will discuss new painting with rain discoveries in material, technique, and process.

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

Live music.

Light bites and beverages.

Take note!

During the opening reception of  Fairweather’s “Expanding Horizons ” artist Jeni Lee will discuss new discoveries in material, technique, and the  process pf painting with rain.

A review about Jeni Lee:

“Rarely does such a young artist exhibit such strong painting skills.” Brian Marki, gallerist.

 

 

 “Awaken Sea” 48 x 48 atmospheric rain abstract painting by Jeni Lee.

“Sunset Spell”  40 x 40 original by Jeni Lee

Fused glass art with bronze strap stand by Michael Fox.

 

Close up detail of mixed media fused glass panel, with copper  by Michael Fox.

 

Square, fluted fused glass bowl by Michael Fox.

 

 

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About the artist:

Michael Fox has a fine arts studio based in the Northwest.  The artist has been working with different mediums in many art forms including fused glass, jewelry making, drawing, woodworking, cast and poured resins, painting and drawing on canvas, boards, silver and gold leaf.

 

He has been working as an artist for over 20 years and has an eye for the distinctive beauty of fused glass. His talent for creating art, which draws the outside in, conveying light and vivid color, sets him apart.

 

 

It all started as a relaxing hobby and it has turned into a passion. Michael endeavors to tell a personal narrative through his work. Translating a variety of artistic skills through numerous solo and collaborative projects, he works to make a reputable name for himself in the industry.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!

 Celebrating 14 years in 2018, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held on November 3, 5-7: pm.

The event is free and is all about seeing and selling art in sponsoring businesses between Holladay Drive  and Broadway Street in the historic area of downtown Seaside.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway Street

 

Opening reception for Expanding Horizons, an exhibition, featuring artists turning to nature seeking to express its evocative power on personal level.

Painters and photographers included in this exhibit are Martha Lee, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall,  Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, Judy Horning Shaw,  Jim Young and Russell Young.

 

Introducing Michael Fox, Jeni Lee and Barbara Folawn.

The evening will include lectures by selected artists.

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

Live music.

Light bites and beverages.

Salt enhanced watercolor by Paul Brent, encaustic beeswax painting by Peg Wells, pastel by Kathy Moberg,  archival papyrus pen and ink, rice paper by Zifen Qian, mixed media on easel by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

“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, curator

Mixed media art mask by Jorjett Strumme, miniature oil by Barbara Rosbe Felisky, impasto oil paintings by Leah Kohlenberg and Painting Seaside LIVE(tm) Paul Brent.

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

Art in photo:   Carmela Newstead chiseled oil on linen, Agnes Field fresco art and a series of three impasto oils framed in basswood by Martha Lee. Photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

Exploring New Surfaces, a Fairweather exhibition, through October 31.


Cranes with hand-made with  folded cloth paper,  feathers, dahlia flower crown and faceted glass beads by Peggy Evans.

Close up detail  of  dahlia flower crown  by Peggy Evans.

 

But, wait, there is another one!

One-of-a-kind feathered paper crane with a dahlia crown by Peggy Evans.

Here. Now.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

“Beach Fresco” by Martha Lee. Oil impasto on canvas, framed in basswood.

Q: What is impasto painting, you ask?

A: Impasto is an art term used to describe thickly textured paint that is almost three-dimensional in appearance. Using an impasto technique often leaves visible brush strokes in the finished painting. Impasto is a type of sculpture—but for painters it is on a canvas.

 

Q: What is basswood, you ask?

A: A premier hardwood, basswood is a preferred species among high-end shutter manufacturers and framers. Basswood can be creamy white in color or pale to reddish-brown.

 

Martha Lee’s paintings are inspired by her passion for the natural world. She set up her first studio in Seattle in 1982 and has been creating in oil, pastel and mixed-media ever since.

 

Her work consists of textured surfaces, and her goal is the let the mysteries emerge, infusing each work with a sense of timelessness, universality and infinity.

 

She continually attempts to capture the changing light effects of dawn, dusk and twilight and the mysteries of nature.

 

Lee has studied in Seattle with several Northwest masters at the Factory of Visual Art. She has traveled to Italy several times, and much of her fresco work is influenced by those trips.

 

 

 

MARTHA LEE ARTIST STATEMENT

Ancient secret gardens, places and frescos, these are things of
antiquity that have inspired my paintings.

Organic forms, patterns, textures, changing light effects and rich,
luminous color of sea and bay are the subjects of my work.

Currently I am working on the “Bay Vistas”, surrounded by wild
beauty and spectacular sunrises that gild all with glowing gold.

 

Martha Lee grace note

“Thank you for agreeing to show my work in your lovely gallery. I’m excited to have my paintings exhibited on your walls.” — Martha Lee

 

Fairweather Gallery display featuring the golden  sunset kissed art of Martha Lee.

In the background, art by Agnes Field, Carmela Newstead, Diane Copenhaver and Barbara Martin.