“SMILEY” oil on canvas by Leopoldine Brew

18″ x 24″

“As a wildlife artist I try to find peacefulness and tranquility when painting an animal discovered in a protected environment.” LB

2020 International Recognition American Arts Award representing United States presented to NW artist Leopoldine Brew.

About the artist:

I am devoted to capturing the grandeur of wildlife and conveying their fragile future to viewers through my paintings. In my communion with wild animals, I have long felt their equality with humans, and abhor the notion that humans are inherently superior to these grand living beings. They experience every emotion that humans do: pleasure and pain, hardship and joy, parenting and family bonds, stress and repose. I feel a compelling need to communicate through my work the overwhelming similarities between humans and animals.”  LB

 

Artwork  backstory:

This baby cheetah, Darlene, came to Portland from the San Diego Zoo with her sister Mary Jane. I saw these two beautiful baby cheetahs  while there were overwhelmed from the kids tapping the glass to get their attention. Darlene  had run away in and I found her in another window.  She turned around and saw me with my big lens camera. She reacted with an angry hiss. This painting is the mad face she gave me.”  LB

 


“Darlene” oil on canvas by Leopoldine Brew

 24″ x 36″

 

 

Leo’s devotion to capturing the grandeur of wildlife in her paintings was first nurtured with trips to the Portland zoo with her dad when she was quite young. Leo has adopted a respect for all life forms and overwhelming similarities between humans and animals. She has found her wildlife subjects in the G.G. Conservation Reserve in South Africa, at the San Diego Zoo, and currently paints the wildlife animals found at the Portland Zoo.

 

 

 

I am expressing my love of animals through art. It is my heartfelt passion.”

 

In the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. The event observes COVID-19 guidelines.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Nov. 7th, 5-7:pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Opening reception for WILD BEAUTY

Exhibiting NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew,  Mike Brown,  Karen Doyle,  Agnes Field,  Patricia ClarkFinley, Leita Gratteri,  Dorota Haber-Leligh,  Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Welcoming wildlife artist  Leopoldine Brew.

The artist will speak about her passion for wildlife at the opening reception.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme of their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

With considerable time visiting zoos and sanctuaries, Leopoldine Brew invested in an emotional connection that enables her to portray the spirit of the soul and life of majestic wild animals in art that consists of rendering, composition, and repetition of line work.

 

 

 

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We are so used to seeing seasonal art tinged with the brightest colors, so much so that looking at this exhibition is almost like taking a step out of time. 

Indeed, the displays and the selected artworks give the viewer a chance to focus on texture rather than hue.

A show that reflects on the mood of the monochromatic light, shadows, and atmosphere in the NW.”

 

 

LIGHT and SHADOWS I:  Mouth blown espresso glass, handmade pottery, by Lyn Cohn, hand wired seed pearl and shell stems, recycled glass hurricane, preserved eucalyptus branches, and original abstract art by Diane Copenhaver.

LIGHT and SHADOWS II:  Original pen and ink drawings by Vanessa K. Stokes, sea star photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, hand made silver ribbed vase,  hand made beaded earrings by Mary Truhler, and chenille/ silk down filled decorative accent pillows.

LIGHT and SHADOWS III:  Oregon  myrtlewood mushroom sculptures by Mike Brown, cast bronze tree trunk stands, leather frame, burl wood picture frames, sand blasted glass flutes, hand crafted wood boxes by Ray Norgaard, pottery serving platter, hand forged bronze candle sticks, tobacco stained botanical leaf series art by Jon Anni, hammered silver jewelry by Nikki Hatt, and monochromatic landscape art photos by Steven A. Bash.

 

LIGHT and SHADOWS IV:  Wood and clay bird sculpture by Sandy Visse, hand made wire basket, hand carved wood spheres, antique circle mirror art, and photo printed on wood and macro leaf photograph by Steven A. Bash.

Close up detail of Sandy Visse’s sculpture “mostly made by hand © SV”  with driftwood and woven wire base.

 

LIGHT and SHADOWS V:  Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, Tillamook Lighthouse in Seaside wave photo printed on glass by Neal Maine, hand made pottery bowl by Suzy Holland, NCLC gift cards and zinc table.

 

 


LIGHT and SHADOWS VI:  Bronze, zinc and nickel accessories, linen woven runner, decorative  ceramic urn, picture frames in ebony wood with shell inlaid borders, hand-poured luxury ILLUME candles, fused glass platters by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, western gull art by Leah Brown and sea stack original art by Gregory Bell.
 

Displays by D. Fairweather, gallerist/curator and allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Exhibition featuring NW artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

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“Shadows” pen and ink strike off art by Vanessa K. Stokes.

In a public conversation at the exhibition’s opening the emerging artist revealed…

 

“At the start of 2020, we all hoped this new year would go right. As we do every New Years Eve, we make resolutions to ourselves and others. Plans which we hope to stick by and goals we wish to achieve. But this year we have been faced with insurmountable difficulties and change. Like many, I had a plan in mind for what I wanted to show during the Lights and Shadows theme for the Fairweather Gallery.

 

But as one month stretched into many, my journey got skewed. Plan A turned into plan B. Then B into C. But In these times of uncertainty, what’s most important is not a plan, but the people around you who matter most.

The figurative, and literal, Lights and Shadows of our lives.” Vanessa K. Stokes

 

 

“The gallery looked absolutely stunning for the LIGHT and SHADOWS show and I couldn’t be more honored to be showing in Fairweather. Thank you so much.” VKS

 

“Powerline” pen and ink close up by Vanessa K. Stokes

Attractively lit, Vanessa’s art takes on different looks as the natural light of the day progresses into night.

 

 

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Show featuring artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

 

 

 

 

And, too, Vanessa K. Stokes selected additional new art to be presented in the upcoming November Fairweather exhibition titled WILD BEAUTY.  Save the date and time.  Opening artist’s reception. Nov. 7th, 5-7 p.m.

 

 

Read more about the artist @


Introducing emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes @ Portraiture …

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The art of Diana Nadal on display.

Oct. 3rd-  Oct. 31st

 I just wanted to say “thank you” for a really nice evening at the Artist Reception on Saturday!  The gallery looked fabulous and the atmosphere that you project is very indicative of your kindness and professional abilities towards your artists, volunteers, and visitors.  It was fun getting to know the other artists and I was very surprised and pleased with the way my art was so prominently displayed.” DN

 

 

Photo collage for Diana Nadal at Fairweather’s by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

In gratitude for the art patrons and guests who continue to follow COVID-19  health and safety mandates.  Photo showing masks in place while browsing the window displays at Fairweather’s.

 

 

Save the date and time.  Nov. 7th, 5-7 p.m. Diana Nadal reveals new art for the Fairweather exhibition  WILD BEAUTY. 

 

 

 

 

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“Landscape” by Tedd Chilless 6×6″ acrylic

 

 

Seaside artist Tedd Chilless thrives on working on portraits and figurative paintings in the fall and winter, and landscapes during the spring and summer. His forty years working as an architect infuse many of his artworks with a “keen realism.”

After painting for more than twenty years, his collection grew out of fascination with the beautiful landscapes and impressionistic figurative paintings.

 

 

“Getting older means having to exercise your mind by learning new skills. Over the past few years, my painting hand developed a tremor. I had to change almost everything about my painting style, taking on a more relaxed approach and embracing the palette knife as my tool of choice. The result is artwork that’s bolder and more impressionistic.”  TC

“Lavendar Fields” oil by Tedd Chilless 20×20″

“It was so wonderful to capture the color of lavendar during the height of its blooming season.” TC

 

His subjects include the most breathtaking spots in Oregon. He loves the patchworks of color and texture embrace giant skies and views that go on for miles and miles. It’s easy to get lost in its beauty. His love for floral paintings has peaked his interest.

 

 

“Flowers for Inspiration” oil by Tedd Chilless, 12×16″

See Tedd Chilless preparing for his Stoller Winery’s exhibit:

https://youtu.be/rE2dq_9rqv4

 

 

Tedd Chilless prepared an artist’s portfolio for the Fairweather Gallery of his artworks.

 

 Iridescent glass plate by Carolyn Meyers Lindberg

“The glass changes according to the angle from which it is viewed with a source of light. The iridescence is a deliberate effect achieved by the introduction of metallic substances into the glass.”

Handmade box with handmade paper by Christine Trexel

Christine Trexel  makes special boxes. “It is intensive hand work. And, I like the piece to have a function.”  From her days helping those with neurological deficits back to health as a former occupational therapist, Christine puts her heart and soul into her work.

And, now, to see the story of a tree requires stillness beside near beauty…

“Part art, part science, and all heart. We are blessed to have Neal Maine as a gifted interpreter.”

“Designed by Nature” black and white photograph by Neal Maine.

An ancient crab apple tree on the North Coast by Neal Maine

30″ x 22″ Framed, matted, and signed.

$395.

Available exclusively at Fairweather’s.

When Neal Maine looks at a tree, what he sees isn’t just a static object but a story—an adventure story, one full of unexpected plot twists and plenty of character development. Take this crab apple tree growing in NCLC’s Neacoxie Forest Habitat Reserve near Seaside, for example.

“It could be just a pretty picture,” he says, “but trees are products of their life histories. They have all these capacities for change and adaptation. So when you look at a tree like this, you’re saying, Thank you, wind, thank you, shade’—all these forces that made the tree like that.”

It’s not hard to see trees as stories, Neal says. “You just have to get tuned into in a different way of seeing than you might normally walk around with in a forest.”

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Show featuring artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

Renewing Fairweather’s pledge to forward the proceeds from Neal Maine’s art in support of NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

 Go to nclctrust.org for more information

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For LIGHT and SHADOWS, Fairweather’s October exhibition, coastal artist Emily Miller.

“Wanderers” by Emily Miller

Wheel-thrown porcelain orbs with an open top and bottom. Interior coated with UV-reactive aqua blue glow-in-the-dark pigment.

by Emily Miller

$80- $60

“Wanderers” by gifted maker Emily Miller explores the unknown.

From the beginning of the pandemic the idea of a return to normal has been part of our consciousness all year. Change has already happened and is happening around us. I see no way to hold on to the past normal that caused our present circumstances. Growth is uncomfortable. Change is unpredictable. I am trying my best to be kind to myself and others as all our worlds continue to be thrown upside down. I know we can choose to do better than we have been.”  EM

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Racing clouds and gusts of rain whip through the marshlands, blowing the leaves and seeds of autumn along the ground.

“The encaustic painting process uses layers of colored wax melted together with heat, creating a velvety, luminous surface. I love the medium because it pushes me to create emotional work centered on color, gesture and texture. Float mounted and framed in solid maple wood with a natural finish exterior and satin black interior.” EM

“Underfoot IV” by Emily Miller
Encaustic wax, ink, and found objects on board 10×10″ $400

“Mud, ice, stones, and leaves compressed into a layered fabric underfoot.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For LIGHT and SHADOWS, Fairweather’s October exhibition, local photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“Golden Hour in the Estuary”  fine art photograph by Linda Fenton-Mendenhdall.

Framed in driftwood toned wood. First edition. Signed. $295.

I look at a scene in a non-traditional way. I look for something unusual about a sunset instead of just watching the sun go down on the horizon. For example, in Seaside one night, everyone was focused on the sunset and looking directly at it, so I looked the opposite direction and snapped a shot. I try to think outside the obvious.”  LFM

What is an estuary, you ask?

A partly enclosed coastal body of water in which river water is mixed with seawater is called an estuary.

Where is the Seaside estuary, you ask?

Neawanna Point is the land mass of the Necanicum Estuary in Seaside. It is covered in Sitka spruce, dunes, coastal prairie, and tidal marsh. 

“The sea level here has risen about 20 feet in the last 4500 years. Land is building at the same rate the sea is rising. The sand in the soil tells about the force and wave energy hitting the shore.” Geologist Tom Horning

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Show featuring artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

“It’s all about the light. It’s the way the light is used in combination with shadows that makes a subject come to life.”

Emily Miller forwarded an artist statement: “a central part of my art practice deals with changes at the meeting point of the natural and human worlds. I see it as a border between light, the known and shadows, the unknown and I am fascinated with what lies beyond this dividing line.”

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

Renewing Fairweather’s pledge to forward the sale proceeds from Neal Maine’s art in support of NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

 Go to nclctrust.org for more information

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

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About the artists:

Linda Fenton-Mendenhall is from Warrenton and Seaside. She photographs the local  North Coast area and is the photographer for the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Emily Miller is a lifelong artist with a passion for found materials.
Her ocean-inspired encaustic artwork for the Fairweather Gallery focuses on abstract landscapes and textured collage studies of natural elements, as well as distinctive works in ceramics and porcelain.

Copyright © 2020 Emily Miller and Linda Fenton-Mendenhall/ for LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather Gallery

“Be Still” abstract on canvas by Diane Copenhaver

24″ x 36″  $795.

“Art can offer an escape, a respite and an inspiration, qualities that informed my work during the challenges of this year.”  DC

“Movement I and II”  abstract diptych on canvas by Diane Copenhaver

diptych (pronounced dip-tick) is a piece of art created in two parts. It is a textured painting, created in a format of the pictures where the two parts will be the same size.

“Working with dark and light in a palette of primarily blue, turquoise and magenta, I used a technique that brings a soft focus to the work. Layers of white over parts of the paintings expresses a feeling of shadow or mystery and encourages an inquiry of what lies beneath or beyond.”  Diane Copenhaver

Celebrating 16 years in 2020, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held between 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 3rd.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Show featuring artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

“The Fairweather theme for October provided the backdrop for the paintings I created. A goal was to communicate a sense of calm and comfort abstractly and my hope is that the works will be viewed as light and hopeful.”  DC

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

Renewing Fairweather’s pledge to forward the sale proceeds from Neal Maine’s art in support of NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

 Go to nclctrust.org for more information

Artist Diane Copenhaver embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash her creative talents after a career with Boeing.

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Christine Trexel  makes special boxes. “It is intensive hand work. And, I like the piece to have a function.”  From her days helping those with neurological deficits back to health as a former occupational therapist, Christine puts her heart and soul into her work.

 

 

 

 

In addition, Christine makes papers from natural fibers. From her yard she uses plants like artichoke, lemon grass, and iris leaves. Christine’s lifetime of service to others has not stopped during the pandemic. She shares her art with others. Getting in touch with other people, with other artists is what she finds rewarding. Christine also repairs books that have been damaged or are worn from use.

 

 

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Lyn Cohn is a snowbird, a summertime resident on the Oregon coast who migrates to another state during the wintertime.  She creates lovely, functional, and unique  bowls on her potter’s wheel and carves a distinctive marker’s mark with a winking face. Wheel thrown pottery is her obsession.

 

 

 

 

Strike off showing artist trademark

 

“Fabric, needle, and thread became a part of my experience at an early age. Mother gave me a needle and thread of my own when I was about five and I embroidered my first tea towel. The desire to embellish is inherent in me. Art is everywhere. With a studio filled with machines and fabrics which had been gathered over the years is my creative haven now. I design quilts, utility items and, dare I say, art work, without restraint. Dreams keep me motivated.”

Textile artist Betty Huffman

 

 

 

 

 

Why is working with your hands good, you ask?
They actually produce endorphins, reducing your stress and anxiety levels. Working with your hands is a way of improving your mental health. They’re also a great way to relieve stress, improve neuroplasticity, and work on your skills, concentration, and calmness.

 

 

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“Sunflowers at Dawn”  mixed media by Jan Rimerman

36 x 36 x 1.75″ $1800

During this spring the Botanical Collection was created. The colors became brighter as the events unfolded.  The new work creates an escape into color and organic shapes.”  

OVER and UP exhibition

Through Sept. 26th

Fairweather House & Gallery

Seaside, Oregon

 

“OVER and UP” is extremely significant during this time period.  People in this time frame are searching for answers, safety and reassurance. For me, painting these bright and lively botanicals is my response to the hardships that each of us are tackling right now.  While getting lost in the design and applying the cheerful colors it lifts my spirits and brings me “Over & Up” beyond the immediate moment.”  Jan Rimerman

 

This new series is saucy & ready to brighten up the world. Each piece begins with a powdered charcoal under painting with an ink drawing drawn over it.  Transparent fluid acrylics are painted on top in many layers to create the luminescence & dimension.

Each piece is a party of movement and energy.  This is very different from my typical work, but the freedom of pattern and bright colors gives me hope of a more joyous time in our lives.  My time spent in France runs through these compositions.  The beautiful luminescent light tickling the sunflowers while they are gently dancing in the warm breeze is one of my best memories.”
Jan Rimerman
Artist/Art Administrator
Visual Art Coordinator & Curator Lakewood Center Gallery
Director/Curator Rain Spark Gallery
Director Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands
Neptune Studios

In the studio, I am currently working to finish my “Turtle Tales” book. We do a fund raising project for the Western Pond Turtle with The Wetlands Conservancy called: Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands.  PS I love my masks that I bought at the gallery!!!  Jan

 

 

 

 

 

We are concerned about the fires right now. Dave’s stone sculpture studio was evacuated. As of this minute, it is still standing. Our home & my studio and the area close to it are at level #2. I have the turtle tubs out for a fast evacuation & our “to go” bags in the car. Jan

 

 

 

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