“Parallel Journey”.

Original art by Rebecca Herren.

“I always loved the great impressionists, but when I discovered expressionism, it gave me the freedom I had longed for. It allowed me as a painter to engage in my work, to go outside the lines. My art can be organic and spontaneous, or responsive and intuitive. What emerges is a personal journey expressing emotion that can connect and communicate with the viewer,Rebecca.

“Black and White Connection” diptych, a pair of paintings by Rebecca Herren

 

October 5th, 5-7:PM

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Opening reception for “A FINE LINE” of representational and non-representational works of art. Working with different media the selected artists experiment with linear mark making in its widest sense. Each artist produced works inspired by places and spaces in the natural environment.

Featuring regional artists: Sharon Abbott-Furze, Bill Baily, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Karen Doyle, Bob Kroll, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Carolyn Lindberg, Emily Miller, Christine Trexel, and Russell J. Young.

Welcoming coastal artists Rebecca Herren and Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Abstract artist Rebecca Herren finds much of her inspiration in the surroundings of the Pacific Northwest. Part of her discovery was to look beyond the beauty of the coast, through the deep understory, colorful flora and fauna.

Keeping in mind the coastal landscape, Herren’s work is formed by color, texture and movement. Influenced by painters from Claude Monet and Mary Cassatt to Sam Francis, Jackson Pollock and Joan Miro, she’s since turned to modern influencers such as Martha Reisdorf, Eric Lee, George Perrou and Sergei Rei.

Introducing emerging artists Ray Althaus and W. T.  Brown.

Artist talks at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine habitat lecture at 6: pm.

Painting demonstration by Paul Brent.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

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**Diptych (from the Greek di “two” and ptychē “fold”) is a pair of paintings.

**Herren writes…Indeed, this is THE Rebecca Herren who is a  well-known writer serving the north coast.

Lost at sea, buried in Seaside | Coastal Life | discoverourcoast …

 

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Lost at sea, buried in SeasideRebecca Herren; Mar 8, 2018;  The Grave of the Unknown Sailor in Seaside has long been a part of local lore.

Rebecca Herren’s  work has been shown in solo and juried shows, group exhibitions, and have received honorable mentions. Today, her work is featured in private collections, and a public installation in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Herren grew up in Nevada and attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she majored in psychology and art. She went on to graduate with honors from Ashford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

 

 

Seaside naturalist Neal Maine lectured about the local driftwood on the first Saturday in September at Fairweather’s.

Maine speaks about the local habitat every first Saturday at 6:pm.

Photo collage by Linda  Fenton-Mendenhall from the opening reception of CONTRASTS, a Fairweather exhibit, on view through September 25.

 

 

The Art of Seeing: Driftwood

Naturalist and educator Neal Maine helped found NCLC in 1986, becoming its first executive director. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for making deeper connections with the coastal ecosystem through his nature photography and by developing and encouraging what he calls the Art of Seeing.

 

“I was on the beach one day last winter after a storm had tossed all kinds of things onto the beach. What caught my eye that morning was the driftwood. I started looking at the pieces of driftwood, their shapes and forms, and then I started looking closer. Some people look at clouds, mountain profiles, or driftwood and try to find recognizable shapes, like a cat or a house or Grandma Moses smoking a pipe. I was just interested in the artistry inherent in the wood itself, and in the story that created that artistry. Those patterns were once the living tissues of a tree generated one cell at a time, over decades.

 

I noticed this particular piece of driftwood at the Cove in Seaside last summer, high-watered onto the rocks, nearly in the parking lot. It’s 6 or 7 feet long and has this beautiful honeycomb color. It looks like some kind of hardwood. We don’t know what its adventure might have been. It could be from anywhere: Alaska, maybe, or South America. The beach is full of driftwood from all over the planet. There’s enough of it to last all of us the rest of our lives, inspecting it for its unique characteristics. Once I started looking closely at it, I got going on it and I couldn’t give it up. It’s become kind of a career. I love it when the ocean delivers these big gifts.”

 

Year-round Neal’s photography is on display at Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside. Sales benefit North Coast Land Conservancy.

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Mike Brown’s segmented wood vase, “Oregon Coast Tidepools and Sunset,” includes beach sunsets visible through portholes.

Porthole of the ODE to the TIDES Oregon sunset vase by Mike Brown.

 

 

Segmented Sunrise/Sunset Oregon coast vase by Mike Brown to benefit The Wetlands Conservancy.

Lori Tobias from Oregon Arts Watch recently wrote  an article about Mike Brown’s art for Ode to the Tides at the Visual Arts Center.

 

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 show at the Newport Visual Arts Center celebrates the rambling stretch … It’s part of the Ode to the Tides exhibit, celebrating coastal estuaries …

 

¾  of the collection will be in  Newport through September 26 at three locations:

                Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive

                Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 S Marine Science Drive

                Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd

Ode to Tides Art Exhibit & Sale through Sept. 26 – Oregon …

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Ode to Tides Art Exhibit & Sale   through Sept. 26. This art exhibit celebrates the aesthetic and ecological significance of Oregon’s estuaries and tide pools. … A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to conserve Oregon’s Coastal estuaries.
Aug 1 – Sep 26 Hatfield Marine Science Center

Ode to the Tides exhibit and sale – Newport News Times

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Ode to the Tides exhibit and sale … Council for the Art and the Lincoln County Historical Society  hosts the Ode to Tides art exhibit and sale through September.

 

 

In addition, ¼ of the Ode to the Tides collection is at the  Hood River at the Columbia Center for the Arts at 215 Cascade Avenue, through September 28.

“The exhibit in the main gallery is all black and white – so I chose lots of black and white for the lobby,” Sara Vickerman, volunteer curator.

In November and December it will be in Beaverton at City Hall and the Library (Nov 4 – Jan 2)

Read more about the traveling exhibit:

Ode to Tides Art Exhibit | The Wetlands Conservancy

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Ode to Tides Art Exhibit. The Wetlands Conservancy and partners are sponsoring Ode to the Tides, a traveling art exhibit and sale in 2019 to highlight the beauty, ecological, and economic value of near-shore coastal habitats.

 

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Jun 29, 2019 – The art exhibit called Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale finished its run … to Seaside on display at Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside, …

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“Into the Woods” original oil by Lisa Wiser.

Into the Woods is an expression alluding to having been lost in a forest, dates from Roman times; it was first recorded in English in a play where famous fairy tale characters wish for things and the wishes come true.

 

“Scout Lake Reflection” original oil by Lisa Wiser.

The scenic Scout Lake is located in the Deschutes National Forest in Central Oregon in a mixed conifer forest.

“Mountainside at Red Hills” original oil by Lisa Wiser.

The Red Hills of Dundee is a mountain range in Yamhill County, Oregon in the heart of Oregon wine country.

 

Fairweather Gallery table display featuring the art of Lisa Wiser.

Also pictured is pottery by Suzy Holland, ceramics by Emily Miller, Root ™ candles and selected vintage pottery.

Photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

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Grace note received.

“Thank you to Fairweather Gallery for creating such a lovely post and informative too.”  Lisa Wiser

“Oregon Grape” on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, artist, educator and naturalist with a passion for native plants of the Pacific Northwest.

“Oregon Grape” on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

 

Dorota enjoys staining the paper with walnut ink to create unique surface, and uses artist quality colored pencils such as Faber Castell Polychromos or Caran d’Ache, 100% cotton hot press 140 lbs acid free paper. For art mounted on woodblock she uses multiple layers of Dorland wax as protective cover.

 

“Lobster Mushroom” on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

 

Dorota loves foraging for berries, mushroom hunting, field sketching and collecting specimens.

“Rose Hips”  on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Dorota is inspired by her grandparents, who were avid mushroom hunters and gardeners, her father’s travels, and her mother’s fabric art and ikebana arrangements.

 

 

“Pumpkin”  on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Dorota has two degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching. She also holds a graduate bilingual certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. She has earned a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London in May 2019. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists. Dorota exhibits and teaches drawing regionally.

 

 

October 5th, 5-7:PM

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Opening reception for “A FINE LINE” of representational and non-representational works of art. Featuring regional artists: Sharon Abbott-Furze, Bill Baily, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Karen Doyle, Bob Kroll, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Carolyn Lindberg, Emily Miller, Christine Trexel, and Russell J. Young.

Welcoming coastal artists Rebecca Herren and Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Keeping in mind the coastal landscape, Rebecca’s work is abstract lines of color, texture and movement.

Dorota depicts Pacific Northwest native plants, portraying their sculptural beauty and brings attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature to emphasize natures and human fragility.

Dorota enjoys depicting flora of the Pacific Northwest, often native plants. She is interested in portraying individual plants with their sculptural and ephemeral beauty. Her passion is to bring attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature and emphasize nature’s and human fragility. Dorota is interested in the healing power of plants and nature and enjoys drawing plants that have medicinal properties. She has e authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal PNW” and “Native Berries of the Coastal PNW.”

Introducing emerging artists Ray Althaus and W. T.  Brown.

Artist talks at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine habitat lecture at 6: pm.

Painting demonstration by Paul Brent.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

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“Wahenna Falls” by Dale Veith.

“The work selected for your show OUTSIDE INTERESTS is especially important because that’s where I learned to use art in my healing process.” Dr. Dale Veith, Clinical Psychologist.

Why Walking On the Beach Feels So Good

Dale Veith

Those familiar with my photography are well aware that I love to photograph nature and that I am particularly fond of water, especially moving water. For as long as I can remember I find myself drawn to be near moving water and other natural settings. I always thought it was just because I like being outdoors. It wasn’t until much more recently that I learned about the role that negative ions play in making those places so enjoyable, and so healing. It has to do with the abundance of negative ions available in those settings.

An ion is an electrically charged atom or molecule. Negative ions I am referring to are oxygen atoms charged with an extra electron created in nature by the effects of water, air, sunlight and the Earth’s inherent radiation. Negatively charged ions are most prevalent in natural places and particularly around moving water or after a thunderstorm. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our energy levels. Some research has shown that they can be as effective in treating depression as an antidepressant medication.

If you can’t get to the beach, out on the ocean’s surface, or near rapidly moving stream or waterfall, perhaps try heading to the nearest forested area. The light and other forms of cosmic radiation bumping into our atmosphere and into the trees causes the formation of negative ions, as does natural radiation emanating from the ground.

Be it near or on the water or out in the woods, spending time there can do wonders for your mood and energy level and it can help prevent illness and facilitate recovery from injury.

OUTSIDE INTERESTS on exhibition through August 25.

Sharing images from the opening artist reception for OUTSIDE INTERESTS.

 

 

 

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And, too,  upcoming September exhibition.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St. located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

September 7-25

Opening reception for CONTRASTS, an exhibition, showing art from selected regional artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens, as well as abstract monotones found only in the natural world.

Featuring abstract artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman, Renee Rowe, Russell J. Young and Zifen Qian.

In addition Renee Hafeman, mid-century jewelry designer, and Gayle H. Seely, mosaic-bead artist, reveal bright, new fall work.

Introducing Monet Rubin, glass artist.

 

 

 

“Elegant Heron” signed photograph by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

Great Blue Heron in the wetlands of Young’s Bay.

Astoria, Oregon.

August 2019

 

Grey mat, framed and signed.

Sizes available:
23″ x 17″ $295.
30″ x 22″ $395.
All proceeds in support of NCLC/ North Coast Land Conservancy.

 

The Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America, with a slate-gray body, chestnut and black accents, and long legs and neck. In flight, it looks enormous, with a six-foot wingspan. When foraging, the Great Blue Heron stands silently along riverbanks or in wetlands meadows, waiting for prey.

Great blue herons nest communally in “rookeries” or “heronries” containing up to 50 pairs. Herons typically use the same rookery every year until eventually the …https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Blue_Heron/lifehistory

 

“Heron Courtship” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

February 2017

Great Blue Herons photographed above the Neawanna River in Seaside, Oregon.  The river flows into the  greater Necanicum Estuary.  Fun Fact: this image was selected  recently for a NCLC fund raiser.

About the photographer Neal Maine

 

After a thirty-year career as an award winning biology teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine became the first executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, which he co-founded in 1986. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images, a partnership with Michael Wing, dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests. Their photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems.

Neal focuses his imagery on exploring wildlife in the context of its habitat, while Michael’s specialty is capturing action images that illustrates the dynamic nature of coastal wildlife. PacificLight Images is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect wildlife habitat and its connectivity. A percentage of all photography sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal.

“Unless otherwise noted, images are presented as they were photographed. Slight adjustment by cropping, lightening or darkening may have been used, but the photo subject is presented as recorded in the Oregon coastal landscapes.” A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with each copyrighted and signed image. Available exclusively at Fairweather’s.

Sizes available:
23″ x 17″ $295.
30″ x 22″ $395.
All proceeds in support of NCLC/ North Coast Land Conservancy.

 

 

To view more images please  go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists tab Neal Maine