Plein Air LIVE on Camano Island with Melissa Jander

 
 
I have been painting a lot this year, as many of us artists have been doing with our extra time at home. When I paint it’s like traveling to another place, no matter the subject. It’s the same way when I’m in the garden tending to the flowers. Time seems to disappear and it’s simply delightful.”    Melissa Jander

Melissa Jander is an artist working out of her studio on Camano Island in the San Juan area of Seattle area, and was born in Portland, OR and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Melissa began painting and creating as far back as she can remember, but practicality dictated another career path.

After working in the business world as a graphic designer and in other professional marketing roles, she began seriously pursuing her art in 2001, working in oils on canvas.

She joined local art groups and participated in juried group and solo shows, art fairs, and artist-in-action demos. Current art associations include Oil Painters of America, Evergreen Association of Fine Arts, Plein Aire Washington Artists, and Northwest Artists in Action.

“Art life these days with my studio supervisor, Franz.” –Melissa

“Camano Garden Tulips”  12 x 9 oil by Melissa Jander

The garden has given me lots of flowers for painting and for sharing with others in the community. The joy on someone’s face when you hand them a bouquet is one of my favorite things. I think that’s why I include so many flowers in my work; it’s an offering of a bouquet that will never fade. –-MJ
 

“Favorite Things” 12 x 16 oil by Melissa Jander

I try to capture the luminescence of the petals and the emotion of light bouncing in and around the objects, the reflections of patterns off of different types of surfaces of crystal and silver, multiplying the abundance of joy within the painting.”   MJ

“Time for Brunch” 16 x 20 oil by Melissa Jander

These new paintings for 2021 come to you with love and care. I wish you all many blessings and good health!”  MJ
 

“Lilacs in Silver Pitcher” 14 x 11 oil by Melissa Jander

“Promises” 12 x 9 oil by Melissa Jander

I try to be as expressive with paint and color as possible, while still staying fairly representational. I love to offer the viewer an opportunity to engage a familiar subject while still leaving room to wander, play and fill in the gaps of interpretation. Painting this way gives me such joy, and I’m delighted to share.”  — MJ

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

ON SECOND GLANCE

September 5-25

An exhibition that depicts a second look into art concepts, looking past the first glimpse to discover deeper, more specific, and significant elements in the artist conception of the work.

Featuring woodturner Mike Brown with Oregon Myrtlewood inlaid with Azul, watercolorist Mary Burgess working with gold leaf,  Pam Haunschild with water media elements, en plein aire artist Melissa Jander with paintings from the light of the San Juan Island,  Carolyn Myers Lindberg adding copper elements to fused glass, botanical artist Mike Mason with art layered with leaves, and oil painter Lisa Wiser with fresh works celebrating the fall season.

Introducing textile artist Bobbie Garlington and hammered pewter artist Barb Sedgwick.  

 

 

“Five new paintings are on their way to you, for your show “On Second Glance”,  including certificates  of authenticity. Thank you again for the opportunity to show brand new work in your gallery. Listen to my interview podcast: “The Camano Voice” episode 93.  —Melissa Jander

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Front entry BE OUTSIDE exhibition display

 

Sunflower watercolor mixed media with gold dust by artist Lieta Gratteri, encaustic art by Peg Wells, fused glass trivets by Darcy Martin, pottery by Suzy Holland, whimsical bird by Sandy Visse, hand forged three tiered bronze display stand, hand woven natural reed table runner, recycled glass goblets, mercury copper glass candle holders, hammered by hand copper and silver earrings, hand dyed silk scarf by Cicely Gilman, Thai silk quilted accent pillows filled with down, recycled glass serving bowl, and made by hand sunflower glass bowls. In the background is an ocean-space by Lee Munsell, original watercolors by Paul Brent, and copper, silver and gold earrings by Cher Flick.

Front window BE OUTSIDE display

 

Handmade indoor/ outdoor birdhouses by Marcia Hudson, bird’s nest fused glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, had quilted pouf pillow by Cherry Harris, pottery bowls by Marilyn Cohn, seed pearl mosaics by Gayle H. Seely, Oregon mrytlewood mushroom sculpture by Mike Brown, bronze wire compote, hand speckled and dyed robin eggs, and gull watercolor by Lieta Gratteri.

Closeup detail of the interior window detail, twig pottery, and leaf roof composition on the birdhouse made by Marcia Hudson.

Close up detail of a maker’s mark signature for Marilyn Cohn, NW potter. Indeed, the artist carves a different face on each piece.

West wall BE OUTSIDE displays

Rendezvous mixed media fresco art Agnes Field with native flowers and NW herbs, wildlife art cards by Leah Kolenberg, twig basket by Charles Schweigert, art glass platter by Bob Heath, walnut bowl by Mike Brown, raw edge jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard, shagreen frame, leather picture frame, and hand-forged bronze candlesticks.

Close up detail of the Rendezvous art featuring cedar pots filled with LIVE herbs and glass vases filled with LIVE native cut flowers.

South wall display for BE OUTSIDE

Art and cards by Barbara Bacon Folawn, pottery by Suzy Holland, artistic card packages by Phill Juttlestad, segmented wood vessels by Martin Conley, wood turned bowls by Tom Willing, en plein air art series by Karen Doyle, and mouth blown art glass.

 

North display for BE OUTSIDE:

Sunflower framed painting on board by Emily Schultz-McNeil, encaustic mixed media by Emily Miller,  en plein air oil paintings by Lisa Wiser, art glass by Bob Heath, and raw edge maple and forged iron table by Stuart Dittbrenner.

Close up detail of Emily Schutlz-McNeil’s sunflower oil painting.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

BE OUTSIDE exhibition

On view through August 25

A group show showcasing the work of regional artists incorporating painting, photography, sculpture, fiber art, and more. 

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Sunflowers 16 x 20 watercolor, handmade paper, marbled Gelli, and gold leaf by Lieta Gratteri

Lieta Gratteri, a nursery and garden center manager for more than 30 years, often paints impressionistic art from NW fresh cut flowers she has cultivated and grown, as well as coastal wildlife.

Watercolor artist Lieta Gratteri in her home garden studio
Lieta Gratteri’s nursery 2021

“Central to creating a garden of interest is putting light-colored flowers in an area of shade and placing dark foliage plants in juxtaposition to gray-green textured plants.  Indeed, it is crucial to create a density of vegetation combined with a surprising bursts of color along a sight line or a path, and to develop moments where the visitor is fully immersed in the flowers, surrounding foliages, and a glimpse through the tree canopy above, so that the sky is barely visible” — D. Fairweather, Oregon master gardener 

Art work progression

Lieta Gratteri, artist and fellow gardener, paints as if planning a garden, adding light and dark touches to her art with a mixture of texture to entice the viewer.” — FH&G

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

BE OUTSIDE exhibition on view through August 25

A group show showcasing the work of selected regional artists incorporating painting, photography, sculpture, fiber art and more.   Featuring watercolor artist Paul Brent, fresco painter Agnes Field, floral painter Lieta Gratteri, pen and ink artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, fine art photographer Bob Kroll, acrylic artist Bev Drew Kindley, fused glass artist Carolyn Lindberg, oil painter Emily Schultz-McNeil, calligrapher JoAnn Pari-Mueller, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, and plein air artist Lisa Finch-Wiser. 

Introducing Nikole Rae Peacock, a raw edge wood sculpture artist, creative coach, and community builder.

 

 

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“Rendezvous” mixed media fresco painting on panel by Agnes Field 32″ x 32.5″

Q: What is mixed media fresco painting?

A: Three coats of plaster, sand, and marble dust are troweled onto a surface. A final smooth coat of plaster is added onto as much of the surface as can be painted in one session. The boundaries are confined carefully along contour lines, so that the edges of each successive section of fresh plastering are imperceptible. Agnes Field

And, too, brilliantly illuminating her talent,  Agnes Field created a YouTube video from her workspace to participate in the revised Astoria Open Studio Tours in 2021.  View her art on line this Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25/ 11-5:pm.

“Pelicans Aloft” watercolor/ framed by Paul Brent

Paul Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal and Coastal Living. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He authored a book on watercolor instruction titled Wonderful Watercolors and illustrated the children’s book J. Rooker, Manatee. He is active in many arts and planning organizations and offers a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ event during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks at Fairweather House and Gallery.

And, too, new for 2021 Paul Brent has created a series of blank cards depicting his wonderful sense of humor in the field of animals at the beach. Available on-line.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 BE OUTSIDE exhibition 

On display through August 25

A group show showcasing the work of selected regional artists incorporating painting, photography, sculpture, fiber art and more.   Featuring watercolor artist Paul Brent, fresco painter Agnes Field, floral painter Lieta Gratteri, pen and ink artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, fine art photographer Bob Kroll, acrylic artist Bev Drew Kindley, fused glass artist Carolyn Lindberg, oil painter Emily Schultz-McNeil, calligrapher JoAnn Pari-Mueller, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, and plein air artist Lisa Finch-Wiser.  Introducing Nikole Rae Peacock, a raw edge wood sculpture artist, creative coach, and community builder.

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“Eagle at Rest” oil by Paul Brent

Recently, Paul Brent  finished a painting with the Necanicum River Estuary in Seaside, Tillamook Lighthouse, and the iconic American Bald Eagle.  A work of art that is equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature on the North Coast. From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form.

From June to October, Paul and Lana Jane Brent live in Seaside, Oregon, where they have had a home and an artist’s studio for the past 15 years. Paul Brent exhibits his work in Seaside at Fairweather Home and Gallery on Broadway.

Brent has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Coastal Living, and many more publications. . He is a signature member of the National and Florida Watercolor Societies and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He had authored a book on watercolor instruction titled Wonderful Watercolors. He has been active in arts and planning organizations both locally and in the state of Florida.

“Eagle at Rest” throughout the stages of the painting in progress by Paul Brent.

 

 

July 3-25

PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fairweather Gallery’s July exhibition PLACE-BASED, an art show and sale, involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

Featuring Northwest artists Barbara Bacon Folawn, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Pam Haunschild, Bev Drew Kindley, Phil Juttlestad, Lee Munsell, Jan Shield, and Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

 

 

 

FUN FACT:  Paul Brent is celebrating 12 years with the Fairweather Gallery in 2021!

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Paul Brent will share with Art Walk patrons and guests his newest public art project, a mural for Panama City,  that was inspired by a coastal pelican. 

“Surf Dancing” 11 x 14, oil by Victoria Brooks
“Surfer Boy” 16 x 20, oil by Victoria Brooks
“Aqua Girls” 16 x 20, oil by Victoria Brooks

After a successful career and many national awards as an art director in television and motion pictures, Victoria Brooks pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for more than 30 years.

Victoria’s paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in richly conceived seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. 

In addition to being a talented studio artist, she is an accomplished plein air painter as well. She has won numerous “Best of Show” awards for her studio and plein air works.

 

PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

On display July 3-25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fairweather Gallery’s July exhibition PLACE-BASED, an art show and sale, involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the  exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

Featuring Northwest artists Barbara Bacon Folawn, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Pam Haunschild, Bev Drew Kindley, Phil Juttlestad, Lee Munsell, Jan Shield, and Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode by Paul Brent throughout the evening

Victoria Brook’s PLACE-BASED talk at 5:30 pm

NW habitat lecture by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:00 pm

 

FUN FACT:  Victoria Brooks is celebrating 12 years with the Fairweather Gallery in 2021!

 

 

Victoria Books is a resident artist of the Fairweather House and Gallery, Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), and the American Impressionist Society (AIS). She also is an Artist Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.

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Grace note received May/ 2021

I’ve selected new work for the gallery . I would be happy to speak during the reception in July. I’m looking forward to having a fun and prosperous summer! Best regards, Victoria Brooks

Grace note received June/ 2021

Thank you for the beautiful job on the blog article! See you soon. Hugs, Victoria

“Ocra Frolic” 24 x 24″ mixed media by Jan Rimerman

“Orca Friends”  24 x 24″ mixed media by Jan Rimerman

Q: What is the inspiration for The Orca Whale Collection?

A: The Orca Whale Collection is inspired by the love of these graceful animals.  Having a studio on Orcas Island for many years brought me up close and personal to these animals.  Watching them in the wild as they danced through the San Juan currents off the state of Washington is truly an experience. 

Observing the beautiful playfulness with each other as they breach, communicate and then disappear into the deep ocean is unforgettable.  There is an important Whale Museum on San Juan Island which gives a comprehensive explanation of the history of the orca pods and scientific information on how they operate as a species. It also brings to the surface the environmental issues that are harming the orca whale’s health and well being.

The Orca Whale painting series has five 24” x 24” paintings that all work together.  They would be impressive exhibited down a large stairway or in an office complex.  The collection reminds me how fabulous yet fragile these mammals are.  Note that the whales in the paintings are not whole.  Little by little these wonderful beings are disappearing.  Their food source of salmon is shrinking, pollution and plastics are invading their environment and whale watching is disrupting their daily lives.  My intent is to bring forth the magic of these creatures while reminding us that we can all do a small part to help protect our fellow beings. JR

Jan Rimerman

Artist/Art Administrator

Visual Art Coordinator & Curator Lakewood Center Gallery

Director/Curator Rain Spark Gallery

Director Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands

Resident artist Fairweather House and Gallery

Photo Courtesy of Seaside Aquarium

 

Orca Sightings Through the Roof on Oregon Coast by Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

 

Recent reports indicate a little Orca spy hopping, which is always spectacular.

The Transient Killer Whale Research Project actually identified the three Orcas in the various footage and photos spotted along the Oregon coast.  According to their lead scientist, Josh McInnes, they were the cataloged whales known as T049A2, T073, and T073D. They are known to be travel in coastal inland waters of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and southeast Alaska.

On May 18, 2021, orcas were reported at the Cove in Seaside, which is a rare sight.

Among the finds:

And, too, just this weekend, those in Gearhart got to watch grays and Orcas. First, a series of spouts from a couple of gray whales, and then there was an Orca surfacing behind them a way back. 

Even spotting gray whales – which are still migrating up the coast – is a patience game, so finding an Orca will be similar. It’s important to note gray whales have no dorsal fin (top fin), but killer whales do.

Q: What do Orcas symbolize?

A: The Orca symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. Orcas travel in large family groups, working together to protect all members of their pod.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

INTO THE BLUE

Art sale and show

Through June 24

 

Discover just how fond are artists of a particular color is demonstrated at the exhibition of INTO THE BLUE, with fifteen selected NW artists, 100 new original artworks, art glass, and semi-precious aquamarine gemstones in jewelry.

Acrylic artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia artist Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

Fine art photographer Bob Kroll

Water colorist Lieta Gratteri

Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood

Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman

Oil painter Lisa Wiser

Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler

Introducing poured alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker

 

 

 

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“Rooted”  8 x 10 oil on panel by Karen Doyle

Karen Doyle has painted new art for INTO THE BLUE for Fairweather’s exhibition on view June 5-25. “Rooted” has an unique viewpoint – Karen painted this en Plein Air oil painting in her own backyard, looking from the point of view of the grasses up toward the sky.


“Infinite Wonder” 8 x 10 oil on panel by Karen Doyle


Karen Doyle has painted both sky and ocean for the INTO THE BLUE show.  “Infinite Wonder” is inspired by a photo that her husband, a pilot, took while flying through the clouds over Oregon.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Art Sale and Exhibition

Through June 25

Just how fond are artists of a particular color will be demonstrated throughout the month of June in the exhibition of INTO THE BLUE, with fifteen selected NW artists, 100 new original paintings, art glass, and semi-precious gemstone jewelry pieces.

Acrylic artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia artist Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

 Abstract photographer Bob Kroll

Water colorist Lieta Gratteri

Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood

Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman

Oil painter Lisa Wiser

Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler

Introducing alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker

And, too, welcoming back Paul Brent, artist, for his fifteenth summer in Seaside, Oregon!

Artist Paul Brent during Seaside Painting LIVE ™

Featured En Plein artist Karen Doyle offered an inspiring artist talk about her new INTO THE BLUE art on June 5!

Karen Doyle is an award-winning Impressionist oil painter.  She paints luminous, colorful landscapes of her Oregon in her studio and en plein air outdoors. Her paintings reflect the colorful light of the west coast.  As a colorist, Karen is inspired by the breathtaking beauty of her surroundings.  Her oil paintings are filled with juicy color and thick impasto brush strokes.  Karen nurtures two careers:  Software Engineering Manager at Nike, and Professional Fine Artist.  She is a member of the Oregon Society of Artists. 

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“Precision” acrylic on wood panel by Diane Copenhaver

‘On your Marks’ Fairweather Gallery  exhibition May 1-25
 
 
The theme of ‘On Your Marks’ resonates with me.  Since my work is abstract, non-representational, I often begin a work with mark-making.  Disturbing a blank canvas by making a mark and then responding with another mark, sets the work in motion.”  Diane Copenhaver
 
 
 
“Experiment encaustic wax and pigment by Diane Copenhaver
“Who” encaustic wax and pigment by Diane Copenhaver
 
 
For the Fairweather Gallery May 2021 show,  my art pieces are an exploration of some new techniques. The mixed media collage and encaustic works reflect mark making and response but with a bit of whimsy and playfulness.”  DC

Diane Copenhaver, abstract artist, is a NW resident, and has embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash creative talents after a successful career in the aerospace industry. business. Bellevue College provided foundational skills focused on the principles and elements of design, color theory and harmonies, and painting techniques and processes.

Diane is painting primarily abstract using acrylics on varied surfaces. She also produces collage and mixed media works, is studying calligraphic arts and has begun to explore encaustic painting.

Color and texture are often the focus of Diane’s paintings. She uses layers of paint, as well as a variety of tools and mediums.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Art show and sale

May 1-25

ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell.

Welcoming NW pastel artist Susan Mitchell. 

“On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start.

In the words of the May 2021 gallery exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime.”

The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new art specially created for the upcoming high season.   

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“First Hike of Spring” by Susan Mitchell

Original pastel on paper 9 x 9” with 3” white matt, Tru Vue nonglare glass, and 1” SM signature black frame
“Philosophy of Fishing” by Susan Mitchell

Original pastel on sanded paper 9 x 12” with a  3” white matt , Tru Vue nonglare glass, and SM signature 1” black frame

Susan Mitchell
Contemporary painter/ Abstracted reality
“Early on my course of study and career was in photography. I am also a hiker and with each outdoor adventure I came back with hundreds of photographs but to me, they seemed filled with too much distracting detail. With that in mind, my abstracted paintings became about taking the landscape apart and putting it back together. By controlling how much leave out of my paintings and how I use value and color, I can convey my personal view with simplicity.”
 
 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Art Show and Sale

May 1-25

ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell.

Welcoming NW pastel artist Susan Mitchell. 

“On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start. In the words of the Fairweather exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime”. 

The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new art specially created for the upcoming high season.   

“For by the coastal summer season, is that nothing is enjoyed without community, without creative collaboration, without pure joy, and resolute faith in living safely and sharing generously with friends, family, and visitors.”  FH&G

“The Pond” by Susan Michell
Original abstract pastel 8.5 x 8.5″ with white matt, Tru Vue nonglare glass, and SM signature 1” black frame.
ABSTRACT works are often mixed media pieces, usually, there is some drawing with a variety of pencils, crayons, charcoal or pastel. At some point, I switch to watermedia, often times transparent layers or veils that cover parts of the work, to establish composition, then several other steps are applied including more paint, ink, water, wax, scraping and whatever is the spontaneous choice at the moment.
The abstracts are always about the movement of the marks and the color palette. The goal for me is to find an elusive balance between light and dark, then an intriguing search to find a depth of layers under the surface.'”  Susan Mitchell

“Jane’s Garden” by Susan Mitchell
Original abstract pastel 9.5 x 9.5″ with white matt, Tru Vue nonglare glass, and SM signature 1” black frame.

“In addition to exhibiting my artwork in NW galleries since 1975, I also teach workshops and classes at my Long Beach Studio.”  SM

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