Just in! Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

The Eyes Have It.  Saw-whet owl.

And, too, it’s a nearly, dearly life-size image (abt. 6″h)!

Proceeds in support of NCLC.

 

 

Found in a coastal scrub nest box placed  for local wood ducks, a saw-whet owl, flew out to land on  a branch, where it watched the birders doing the nest box housekeeping, then flew back into the box, with a nod and a  howdy do hoot. Saw-whets winter in dense forests along the coast range.

About the Northern Saw-whet Owl:

 

Birders who prowl through conifer groves in winter sometimes find this round-headed little gnome perched there, sitting still as if to avoid notice. Avoiding notice is a task at which this owl often succeeds; it is overlooked in many places where it occurs. Late at night, males give a rhythmic tooting song that may go on for hours with scarcely a break. The bird was named for this song, which reminded settlers of the sound of a whetstone sharpening a saw.

Nesting

Early in breeding season, male sings incessantly at night to defend territory and attract a mate. Nest site is in cavity in tree, usually 15-60′ above ground. Mostly use abandoned woodpeckers holes. Will also use artificial nest boxes. Apparently will not use same site two years in a row.

Length 7.1–8.3 in
Wingspan 16.5–18.9 in

Weight 2.3–5.3 oz

 www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/northern-saw-whet-owl

 

 

 

Just in, another new image from  Neal Maine:  “Bachelor Herd” of elk.

Photo within walking distance of downtown Seaside.

 

For more images, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine.

Save dates and times.

Neal Maine, naturalist, biologist, and nature photographer, will lecture about  the ecology of the local habitat during the 2018 Seaside First Saturday Art Walks at  Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, Seaside, Oregon.

Save the dates.  Save the times. Neal Maine lectures at 6:pm

  • March 3rd
  • April 7th
  • May 5th
  • June 2nd
  • July 7th
  • August 4th
  • September 1st
  • October 6th
  • November 3rd
  • December 1st

 

 

Red Jasper gemstone  post earrings by Alan.

Yes, indeed, post earrings are being released once again, by special request.

Silver tooled cuff with twisted silver.

 

 

Labradorite gemstone cuff with hammered silver.

Signed and numbered #754

 


Labradorite gemstone ring.

Signed and numbered #077

  But, wait, there’s more new work by Alan.

 

 

 

 

Alan Stockam creates handmade, one of a kind silver jewelry with stones from the Northwest and beyond.

Each silver piece is signed, marked by the artist & numbered.

These pieces have been selected for a variety of  jewelry design and gemstone quality.

Available exclusively at Fairweather House and Gallery.

For over eleven years, the gallery has presented one-of-a-kind jewelry by selected Northwest artisans.

 

 

 

“There is a Way” original oil by Lee Munsell. Location:  Ruby Beach, Olympic Peninsula, WA

 

Lee Munsell is a Luminist, as he explores a range of naturalistic subject matter with a sensitive eye for varying degrees of luminosity. He takes on the more difficult subjects of water, its weight, and its undertow in the tidal current.

The art critic William Havlicek wrote: ”Munsell uses nuances of light to create transcendent evocations. At a time when excess is a great temptation for an artist, it is refreshing to find an individual like Munsell who embraces time-honored tradition then attempts the difficult. He may approach a silent mountain terrain where clouds and light are as much the subjects of the work as are the peaks, rivers and strong pines. Munsell explores the profundity of water and light, presenting a shimmering work on rocks, or a glow of luminosity in backlit waves. Taking effects of light is his way of expressing a belief in a supernatural origin for the natural universe.”

For over eleven years, the gallery has presented original art by  recognized and emerging regional artists.

Available exclusively at Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

 

 

 

“Here are the pictures  for my work in progress using the myrtlewood I harvested.” –Mike Brown

 

Mike Brown is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He has had a creative mind and an intense work ethic and likes to express himself building works of art with exotic hard woods. He has won multiple Best of Awards at the Annual Artistry in Wood Juried show. He also enjoys turning bowls and vases on his lathe.

Available exclusively at Fairweather House and Gallery.

For over eleven years, the gallery has presented craft by the most renowned wood workers of the Northwest.

 

For more about the gallery, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Image titled: It says walk.

Coastal elk crossing Highway 101.

Neal Maine, PacificLight Images.

Special order.

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.

 

 

Q: What else is  new from Neal Maine, you ask?

A:  Image titled: Blue Heron Wave. 

Del Rey Beach, in the surf, a Great Blue Heron is spotted catching mole crabs. 

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Imges.

December 2017.

 

THE NEXT FRONTIER, OUR OWN BACKYARD

Humans: We take pictures, walks, deep breaths, memories, rides 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.

“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 at Fairweather’s.

 

For more images from Neal Maine, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/  …Neal Maine.

 

# 1 Image 2017: Beaver Tales  habitat lecture at Fairweather’s by biologist, naturalist, wildlife photographer Neal Maine. 

 

 

#2 Image from 2017: Kimberly Kent, artist and art broker  meets her art on display at Fairweather’s.

 

 

#3 Image from 2017: Most viewed  Linda Fenton-Mendenhall photo collage from a  Fairweather Art Walk.

Pictured top row/ left to right:  Reneé Hafeman; a round of applause from art patrons; Paul Brent artist talk. 

Middle row/ left to right: table top display;  Britney Drumheller  artist talk;  artist Emily Miller;  emerging artist Whelpsy Whelp. 

Bottom row/ left to right: marine debris artist Karynn Kozij;  Art Walk hostess Joan modeling art;  Fairweather sponsored Pop-Up Gallery and Studio with artist Paul Brent, Gail and Ellen, hostesses; Denise,  Kemy Kay, Joan and Saundra having fun.

 

 

 

#4 image from 2017:  Artist Carolyn Macpherson  offering a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode at Fairweather’s.  

 

#5 image from 2017: Michael Gilbert, wood artist, meets Mike Brown, wood artist at Fairweather’s.

 

 

 

#6 image from 2017:  Master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson offers a Seaside Scribing LIVE(tm) event at Faiweather’s.

 

 

 

 

#7 image from 2017:  Shirley 88 performs LIVE on the Fairweather grand.

 

#8 image from 2017:  Flynn, the most handsome American  Kestrel, assists Wildlife Center of the North Coast Executive Director Joshua Saranpaa, during a LIVE Doing Good Works ™ auction at Fairweather’s.

 

 

#9 image from 2017:  Artist Michael Muldoon offers a Seaside Painting LIVE  ™ episode at Fairweather’s.

 

#10 2017 image:  Irish Lands opening reception at Fairweather’s featured a family heirloom brought to America in the 1850’s.

 

 

Artists represent the heartbeat of the Fairweather Gallery.  What we strive to put out in the arts community is  the artist’s conversations.  We have been fortunate to experience the sharing and giving of many, many creative minds  for over 11 years.

 

So, for us,  in 2018, the opportunity to continue to present an arts platform forward  is all about shining a bright light on the reminder that we are all connected… artists, patrons and community.

Image titled: Power of Flight

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images

Snow Geese

Lower Columbia River

Nov. 2017

About Snow Geese:

In the winter and during migration and winter in coastal marshes, estuaries, freshwater marshes, agricultural country. Forages mostly by walking in shallow water or on land. In summer on Arctic tundra usually within 5 miles of coast, near lakes or rivers. Usually feeds in flocks, sometimes mixed with other kinds of geese.  Please go to http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/snow geese for more info

 

Neal Maine habitat lecture

Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway
Seaside, Oregon

Fun Fact:

Nearly every month Neal Maine, naturalist, biologist and wildlife photographer,  lectures about the ecology of the local habitat at the Fairweather Gallery.

Forever honored to show his PacificLight Images  in the Gallery.

Forever humbled to have Neal Maine lecture in the Gallery.

Proceeds to support NCLC.

And, too,  Neal Maine  has introduced plans for a new open edition of a coffee table book of selected images from  PacificLight Images.

The book will be available on  special order.

The book is to support North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC.

 

Neal Maine was a biology teacher for 30 years with the Seaside School District. After retiring from teaching, he served on the founding board for the North Coast Land Conservancy and served as its director for 12 years. Maine currently spends most of his time prowling the coastal edge as a wildlife photographer and helping others appreciate “living in paradise” on the North Coast through presentations and exhibits.

 

 

Image titled: Pray Prey 

Peregrine Falcon

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images

Location: Del Rey Beach

Gearhart Oregon

November 2017

About Peregrine Falcons;
Habitat Open country: cliffs (mountains to coast). Often near water, especially along coast, and migrants may fly far out to sea.
One of the world’s fastest birds; in power-diving from great heights to strike prey, the Peregrine may possibly reach 200 miles per hour. Regarded by biologists alike as one of the noblest and most spectacular of all birds of prey.  Please go to http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/ peregrine falcon for more info

 

Image title: Flying the North Coast

Purplish Copper

 Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images 

November 2017

 

The Purplish Copper is a hardy butterfly, visible when most other species are absent. Adults visit  Heliotrope, Aster and many other flowers. They often show up in late and early winter in places where the species has not otherwise been seen all year.  The larval hosts in moist areas where Knotweed (Polygonum) and Dock (Rumex) grow.

 

Neal Maine has re-introduced the image titled: Whale Within, a photograph  from a wildlife trip to the high Arctic for the Alaska Wilderness League. 

Available at Fairweather’s through December, 2017

Proceeds in support of North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC.

 

To view images by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images, please go to wwww.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine

 

“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. –PacificLight Images, Neal Maine

 

 

 

This Tiger’s Eye  cuff is now available at Fairweather Gallery in Seaside Oregon.

Here. Now. One-of-a-kind.

This Oregon Petrified Wood cuff is now available at Fairweather Gallery in Seaside Oregon.

 

Q:  What is Petrified Wood, you ask?

A:  Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay by oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite or another inorganic material such as opal. For more information about petrified wood go to: geology.com › Fossils…

 

 

 

 

Christine Johnson has always loved the beach and has never returned home without a pocketful of stones. At low tide, she can be found walking the Oregon coast carefully selecting each stone for its color, texture, size, and shape.  They are taken home and combined with found objects, metals and pearls to become a one of a kind treasure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here. Now. Christine Johnson beach stone jewelry artist.