“Keep a Tree in your Heart.” Artist Diane Copenhaver.

“Keep a Green Tree in Your Heart and Perhaps a Singing Bird will come.” –Chinese Proverb/ art  inspiration



For more info about the artist,  please visit https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/category/artists/diane-copenhaver/


“Shaped by Nature.”
Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.
Great Blue Heron.

West Lake/ Highway 101 near Warrenton.


“Feather Delight.”

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

Great Blue Heron.

Proceeds from PacificLight Images/ Neal Maine are  given back in support of North Coast Land Conservancy/ NCLC.

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


Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

For more info about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …/ artists/ … Penelope Culbertson


Cut work stained glass hanging sculpture by Lori Bedard.



Save the date and time.

April 7, 5-7:pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Fairweather House and Gallery offers an exploration between the study of botany and fine art.

The opening reception for Observing Botany, the gallery’s April exhibition, presents original artworks in watercolor, graphite, colored pencil and pen & ink and the exploration of the many styles, forms and approaches unique to botanical illustration.

Regional artists will be on hand at the exhibit to answer questions, provide interesting facts or anecdotes about Observing Botany.

Featured April artists are Nick Brakel, Lori Bedard, Diane Copenhaver, Penelope Culbertson , JoAnn Pari-Mueller, among others.

In addition, the gallery introduces new artist, Patti Isaacs, who paints on silk.

Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the ecology of the coastal habitat at 6: pm. Artist Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode. Free fused glass art demonstration by Lori Bedard.

 “Nature is beauty sublime. To use the botanical as a subject for art, invokes memories of that beauty and how it inspires each of us. As an artist, if we incite that reaction with each view; we were successful.” —Lori 

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

For more about the Art Walk, please go to:

http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.





“Nature’s Linkage”” by Neal Maine, PacificLight Images.

Swallowtail Larva on Coast Angelica. 

Neawanna Point. 

Seaside, Oregon.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine for a complete catalog of exclusive  images. Proceeds in support of NCLC.


March Exhibiton

Fresh Greens

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Featuring resident artists Karen E. Lewis, Fred Lukens, Carolyn Macpherson, Richard Newman, Mike Mason and Gayle H. Seely.

Welcoming artist Judy Horning Shaw.

Seaside/Gearhart naturalist, wildlife photographer and biologist, Neal Maine, spoke about the ecology of the local habitat at the opening reception of FRESH GREENS on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.


Image titled: Pacific Forces.

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

January 18, 2018.

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse encounters the Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean in the world, during unusually high seas at

12: o’clock, high noon.

Seaside, Oregon.

 Neal Maine, photographer, biologist, retired educator, shares the back story perspective:

The Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, at 133′ high,  encounters a wave, calculated  at 196′ high, during a winter storm on January 20, 2018.

Neal Maine captured the photograph from Ecola Point,  approx. one  and 1/2 miles  away.


Ecola Point, elevation 190 feet, is part of Ecola State Park, which extends north over Tillamook Head, south of Seaside and north of Cannon Beach in Oregon. William Clark, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, applied the name “Ekoli” to what is now Ecola Creek. “Ehkoli” is a Chinook Native American word for whale.




Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, Seaside, Oregon, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.




One mile west of Tillamook Head, a headland located between Seaside and Cannon Beach, Oregon,  Tillamook Rock Lighthouse rises from the ocean.

An intriguing and powerful testament of the will and determination of the human spirit, the story of Tillamook Rock Lighthouse began in 1878 when Congress appropriated funds for a lighthouse to mark this section of the Oregon Coast. Originally, it was hoped that a lighthouse could be built at Tillamook Head, a 1,000-foot-high headland twenty miles south of the Columbia River, however, the top of the headland was often shrouded in fog, and as its sheer face offered no acceptable alternative, Tillamook Rock was considered instead.

The Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, “Terrible Tilly,” shone her light for seventy-seven years before being replaced by a red whistle buoy, anchored one mile seaward of the rock.

On September 1, 1957, Keeper Oswald Allick, who had served twenty years at the station, turned off the light, and penned the following final entry in the logbook, which today is on display at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon:

“Farewell, Tillamook Rock Light Station. An era has ended. With this final entry, and not without sentiment, I return thee to the elements. You, one of the most notorious and yet fascinating of the sea-swept sentinels in the world; long the friend of the tempest-tossed mariner. Through howling gale, thick fog and driving rain your beacon has been a star of hope and your foghorn a voice of encouragement. May the elements of nature be kind to you. For 77 years you have beamed your light across desolate acres of ocean. Keepers have come and gone; men lived and died; but you were faithful to the end. May your sunset years be good years. Your purpose is now only a symbol, but the lives you have saved and the service you have rendered are worthy of the highest respect. A protector of life and property to all, may old-timers, newcomers and travelers along the way pause from the shore in memory of your humanitarian role.” 

High Surf Advisory- National Weather Service Watch Warning

U.S. Dept. of Commerce NOAA National Weather Service/ Seaside braced itself Thursday, Jan. 18, as the National Weather Service warned of dangerous high surf through the day.


“In cycles older than time, forces deep within the earth push apart tectonic plates, creating and expanding the oceans whose waters are pushed and pulled by the sun and moon, cooled and heated and calmed and stirred to fury by the skies. Ocean collides with continent, shattering the shore into a thousand facets: bare rock monoliths, vast expanses of sand, saltwater pools that drown, then drain, then drown, then drain.” –Neal Maine


Image titled: Pacific Forces II.

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

January 18, 2018.

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse encounters  the Pacific Ocean.

Seaside, Oregon

In this image, the wave is calculated at 183′ high.


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

“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.”  –Neal Maine

A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with each copyrighted and signed image. Available exclusively at Fairweather’s.

Proceeds to support North Coast Land Conservancy/  NCLC.

Pacific Forces II by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images is available in black and white, as well.

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


Hooded Merganser by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images. Proceed in support of NCLC.

Art titled: Duck Daze, a trio of native ducks by Neal Maine.

Golden Eye, Wooduck and Merganser photographed on the Neacoxie water, Gearhart, Oregon.

For more about the ducks, please visit http://www.audubon. org …

To view more Neal Maine/ PacifcLight Images, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine




One-of-a-kind burl and ebony wood ornaments!

To view more work by Mike Brown, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Mike Brown



In addition, wood worker Daniel Harris just delivered a set of new bowls for FIRST LOOK!


For SHADOWS original calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.


Imagine quote by John Lennon created in calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.



Shadows quote by Penelope Culbertson.


Penelope Culbertson began her art studies at the Portland Art Museum as a child, in the art department at Cleveland High School, at Reed College with calligraphy master Lloyd Reynolds, at Willamette University in Salem, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute de Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico.

Penelope was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board. Penelope worked in the Hawaii State Artist-in-School program and showed as the Artist-in-Residence at the Hyatt Regency. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Royal Waikoloan Hotel.

Since her return to Portland, Penelope has had seventeen solo exhibits of her watercolors. She showed year round at the Hawthorne Arts Gallery and annually at the Buckman Art Show where she was the founding chairman of the Children’s Art Sale. She taught children’s art classes at the Buckman Arts Magnet Elementary and for the Portland Parks Dept. in their after-school program. In 1999 she helped produce a book of children’s watercolors about the Portland Water System. She was co-founder of The Hawthorne Arts Guild and showed in all their monthly group shows.



Penelope teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy. She is a member of the Portland Society of Calligraphy. She exhibits her art at Fairweather  Gallery in Seaside, Oregon.


Fun facts: 

In Penelope Culberston’s calligraphy class at Reed College there was a fellow student, Steve Jobs (Apple computer founder).

There is a theory that the computers today would not have the font choices without the learning seed  planted by Reed College calligraphy professor Lloyd Reynolds. 


Penelope Culbertson, at the opening reception of SHADOWS on October 7th, in addition to offering a scribing LIVE episode, will offer an artist’s talk  about  significant quotes that have made a difference in tilting the world to a better place!!!


Save the date and time!


Celebrating 13 years in 2017, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held on October 7, 5-7: pm.

Visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music.

The event is free and is all about seeing and selling art in the sponsoring galleries and boutiques located between Holladay and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Complimentary parking for the historic Gilbert District is on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Opening reception for SHADOWS, an exhibition that focuses on the interplay of light and dark through selected art that expresses time as the fall season progresses.

New artwork by Northwest artists Diane Copenhaver, Penelope Culbertson, Gregory Bell, Lisa Wiser , Ashley Howarth,  Whelsey Whelp, Karen E. Lewis, Tamara Johnson and Marga Stanley will be featured.

Artists will be in attendance to meet patrons and to speak about their art.

Take a note!

Calligrapher Penelope Culbertson will offer her annual Fairweather scribing LIVE episode!


Seaside/ Gearhart naturalist Neal Maine will speak at 6: pm about the autumn ecology of the local habitat.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.


Special guest of honor will be Flynn,  “the handsomest Kestrel around and one of the  WCNC Ambassador Birds”  will be on hand celebrating the opening of Fairweather’s new exhibition SHADOWS!


SHADOWS, the opening reception for Fairweather’s October exhibition, will be a benefit for Wildife Center of the North Coast!



Fall leaf display for COLOR IT FALL, a September Fairweather Gallery exhibition, by naturalist, scientist and photographer Neal Maine.

About the photography:  I found many display of fall leaves along the Necanicum River in Seaside.  The goal of the project was to create a sense of motion and dynamics of the life process of leaves and their part in driving the entire energy cycle (99.9%) of plant earth. –Neal Maine, PacificLight Images

MORE THAN FALL COLORS lecture notes:

Fall leaf color has a beauty of its own, even though it is the effect of some amazing internal chemistry of leaves. The green pigment in leaves is chlorophyll, which absorbs red and blue light from the sunlight that fall on them. Chloroplasts inside the leaves capture the energy of photons, liberated from the sun and traveling at 186,00 miles a second, to blast apart carbon dioxide and water to reform as oxygen and carbohydrates.

As the leaves bring about their magic in the fall, the pigment of chlorophyll is absorbing parts of the light spectrum and reflecting others, thus the red and yellow are reflected even more as the fall breakdown of chlorophyll fades from the leaves and exposes this cascade of color.
Two other pigments in plant leaves contribute to the array of fall colors. Carotenes, producing yellow reflected light and anthocyanins make the reds.

With the physiology of leaves aside, the beauty of fall leaf color is one of the highlights of the year in many parts of the country. In the North East, fall color tourism is a major part of the economy. In Michigan, over 1 billion dollars comes into the state from the “fall color” visitors.

In our local setting, the vine maple trees produce some of the most spectacular visual displays and are best be found along local rivers and streams. –Neal Maine


Color it Fall quote selected by Neal Maine:  “The human brain, so frail, so perishable, so full of inexhaustible dreams and hungers, burns by the power of the leaf.”  –-Loren Eiseley, the Star Thrower



Each month, during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather Gallery, Neal Maine offers a unique nature lecture tailored specifically for each exhibition.

October 7th, 2017
Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway
Opening exhibition

Take a note!

Neal Maine lecture at 6:pm

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine for more doing good works.

Take another note!

Special guest, Flynn, an Amercian Kestrel, will visit  from the Wildlife Center of the North Coast! 

More information later…