By watercolor artist and CBAA Board member Mary Lyn Gough

The CBAA Board & Staff exhibition is now open! This is a two-week exhibition highlighting all of the creative individuals who make up our board of directors. This show will run through Jan 23, 2022.

Mary Lyn is a Principal Program Delivery Partner at Providence. Mary Lyn Gough is a long time artist, painting in watercolor. Mary Lyn is honored to serve on the CBAA board, giving back to the art community she loves. Most recently, her art was juried into the Natioinal Watercolor Society show.


And, too, in March, 2022, Mary Lyn Gough returns to Seaside, with an exhibition of new watercolors at Fairweather Gallery. 

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the exhibit “The Short Days of Winter,” by Agnes Field,  through Feb. 26, 2022 at the Newport Visual Arts Center. 


Born and raised in Astoria, Agnes Field moved to New York City and studied at the School of Visual Arts. She completed her graduate work in studio art at New York University before working at Studio Art International in Florence and Venice. Fields is a founding board member of Astoria Visual Arts,  KMUN-FM radio, and has been a practicing artist on the North Oregon Coast for over 20 years. Most recently she awarded a PICA Precipice Fund grant—funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts and the Calligram Foundation—to restore and repurpose, along with two other artists, an historic local park. Field’s work has been shown nationally and internationally and can be found on the coast at Astoria Visual Arts Gallery, Cannon Beach Gallery, Fairweather Gallery, and others.

Most of the materials I use are recycled or found material and occasionally the materials define the direction of my work. I do believe in material identity—that certain materials have their own possibilities and sense of time. The tension is between chance and choice—the unexpected given or the decisions made.”  Agnes Field

Fairweather Gallery opening artist receptions dates and month-to-month art exhibitions for 2022.

  • Mar. 05 through Mar. 25  Fearturing Mary Lyn Gough among other regional artists

  • Apr. 02 through  Apr. 25

  • May 07 through May 25

  • Jun. 04 through Jun. 25

  • Jul. 02 through Jul. 25  Featuring Agnes Field among other regional artists

  • Aug. 06 through Aug. 25

  • Sep. 03 through Sep. 25

  • Oct. 01 through Oct. 25

  • Nov. 05 through Nov. 25

  • Dec. 03. through Dec. 25

Stay tuned for more artsy news about Fairweather 2022 exhibitions.


“Part curatorial, part installation Fairweather brings together artists’ works from a wide variety of genres and mediums, grouping them into an expansive spectrum of theme and color.” –Seaside Signal

Fairweather Gallery

612 Broadway


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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


 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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“Petrichor” by Agnes Field

Mixed media fresco painting on panel

24”x 30”

“I paint what I need to see, with references to nature and poetry.”  AF


Q:  What is the meaning of petrichor, you ask?

A: Pet·ri·chor/ noun means a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.



“Most of the studio is work-in-progress and I consider them emotional totems– indications of expressions under the surface.” AF



I produce mixed media paintings assembled from my surroundings using commonly accessible materials, such as cardboard, wood, plaster and fabric.  The artwork attempts to minimize the boundary between everyday experience and objects.   I have shown work and worked as an artist-in-residence in Finland, Italy (SACI-Florence; NYU-Venice, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida.”  AF




Agnes Field  creates her distinctive art work in an off-the-grid studio on a working farm with her husband high above the Lewis and Clark Road near Seaside. They built their home to be self-sufficient in cooling, electricity, heating, and hot water.


Agnes Field, of native Chinook Indian and Finnish descent, uses non-traditional materials and found objects in paintings attempting to imbue the kind of energy found in leftover artifacts.




Petrichor II by Agnes Field.

Mixed media  fresco painting on panel

24” x 24”

“Meaning is always caught below the surface.” AF



Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


 WILD BEAUTY exhibition

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes.


Painting makes the wild beauty of the world more knowable and more mysterious at the same time.”  AF


Oregonian Agnes Field completed her graduate work at New York University and studied at the Pacific NW College of Art, School of Visual Arts, New York, and SACI in Florence, Italy. The award-winning artist has shown nationally and included in shows at the Portland Art Museum, Coos Bay Art Museum, and the Cheney Cowles Museum.

Welcoming  encaustic artist Claudia Fuenzalida Johns.

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 in their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.



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