“Seaside Dreams” 16×12, original oil by Melissa Jander

 

“Lavender in Window” 12×16, original oil by Melissa Jander

 

“Sweet Peas in Window” 12×12, original oil by Melissa Jander

 

 

 

Melissa Jander, a “home-grown” Pacific Northwestern painter, brings “A Sense of Place” to her latest works by combining objects, settings and a glimpse of the environment. Using carefully chosen colors and expressive brushwork she hopes to invite the art viewer to participate by evoking a mood, memory or emotion.

Save the date and time

June 2, 5-7:pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Free and open to the public

 

Artist’s reception for “Sense of Place” featuring regional artists Melissa Jander, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Rebecca Gore and Christine Trexel.

Fairweather House and Gallery welcomes three new artists Amy Osborne, Jan Rimerman and Barbara Martin for the June exhibition.

Artist lectures by Amy Osborne, Jan Rimerman, Barbara Martin, Melissa Jander and Christine Trexel,

A Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration by artist Carolyn Macpherson.

Live music by Ron Burghard.

For more info, go to  http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

 

Grace note received:

“Looking forward to a fabulous show and another fun visit to Seaside. In addition, on three paintings I have updated my framing, adding linen liners and new frame molding. I was selected as the 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster artist! Here is the NW News article. See you soon!” 🙂 Melissa

 

 

Home/News & Features/News/2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster art created by Woodinville artist

Each year a committee of community volunteers selects a local artist to create the official poster, which is unique to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

Local artists submit their applications and the winner is free to choose their medium and style in a way that will interpret their vision of the festival and the tulips of Skagit Valley. In a testament to the quality of the art, several previous posters received the Gold Pinnacle award from the International Festival & Events Association. The new poster is unveiled in November each year, and this year’s artist is one of our own.

Woodinvile artist Melissa Jander was chosen to create the 2018 official poster. She created her Tulip Festival poster painting with oils on a smooth, acrylic-primed masonite board. Said Melissa, “I will leave the style of the painting up to the viewer to decide, but the styles of art I’m most interested in are impressionist and post-impressionist… My favorite artists are Pierre Bonnard, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Cezanne…their work really resonates with me because of their use of color, representation of light and expressiveness of brushstrokes.”

Melissa used inspiration from years of visiting the tulip fields to create her painting. She said, “It’s a wonderful experience every visit. I do quick sketches and paintings out in the fields; and take photos as well in all kinds of weather. The sunny days are great for the contrasts in light and shadow, but overcast days can’t be beat for seeing the powerful, rich color of those blooms. Then at home I combine my resource material into an idea for a painting. It starts with several sketches and composition ideas, then after deciding on a favorite I do a larger sketch and move it onto a larger canvas or panel.”

After earning a bachelor of arts in foreign language and literature from Washington State University, a Graphic Design certificate from the Art Institute of Seattle, and a Web Design certificate from Bellevue College, Melissa started her career as a graphic designer and marketing professional before seriously pursuing her art in 2001. Current art associations include Women Artists of the West, American Impressionist Society, Northwest Artists in Action and Woodinville Arts Alliance. She is currently represented by Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, OR, and Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes, WA.

When asked how she felt about being chosen to paint the poster for the 35th anniversary she replied, “Gosh, I was so thrilled to be invited to paint the 35th anniversary poster! I have hoped to contribute to the SVTF poster in some way for many years… but it took a long time of learning skills, practice, and life experience before the time was right to pursue it further. I appreciated the opportunity to meet and work with the Tulip Festival committee and the tulip farm owners because many of us around here have been the beneficiaries of all of their hard work over the years. The tulip farms and Tulip Festival are a real treasure for us here.”


Melissa Jander artist with her 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster art.

Published by Woodinville Weekly/ April 2018

 

 

To learn more about the artist, please visit

www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

…artists/ …Melissa Jander

Amy Osborne, artist

 

Amy majored in Art and Spanish at PSU. Amy studied graphic design and marketing courses to compliment her career in marketing administration. Her style and subject matter ranges from large, complex abstracts evocative of feelings; to simple, natural tones in serene landscapes. Amy has received awards in juried shows while exhibiting her paintings in Oregon galleries. Many of her paintings are in private collections across the country.

• Member Watercolor Society of Oregon
• Member Green Cab Artist Collective, Washington County, OR
• Artist-in-Residence at Catherine Bede Gallery, Hillsboro, OR
• Watercolor and Acrylic Art Instructor, Hillsboro, OR
• Art Gallery Curator – RoseSprings Gallery, Hillsboro, OR

“Earth’s Ebb” by Amy Osborne

12″ x 16″ Watercolor

 

“My art reflects my roots in the Pacific Northwest. I believe art is healing; it should make you feel something; perhaps a transition from one emotion completing or changing to another emotion altogether. I feel that a painting morphs and tells me what it will become; each piece has a sequential process and simply comes alive. It takes me on a journey or recollection, a dream or memory. Often while allowing the piece to determine its completion point, direction or feel, the piece may not be what I envisioned and I’m okay with that if it makes us figure things out.” —Amy Osborne

 

“Las Olas” by Amy Osborne

12″ x 18″ Watercolor

 

 

“I love bold conspicuous lines, but often challenge myself to blend and soften them seamlessly from one color to the next. I frequently use a very fine brush focusing on small details and many paintings are touched with ink for added shadows, highlights, and contrast. I am drawn to nature’s detail and mood and I receive inspiration from the outdoors, from God, the people in my life, and music.
I don’t ask people what they see in my paintings, I ask them what they feel.” — Amy Osborne

Save the date and time

June 2, 5-7:pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Free and open to the public

 

Artist’s reception for “Sense of Place” featuring regional artists Melissa Jander, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Rebecca Gore and Christine Trexel.

Fairweather House and Gallery welcomes three new artists Amy Osborne, Jan Rimerman and Barbara Martin for the June exhibition.

Artist lectures by Amy Osborne, Jan Rimerman, Barbara Martin, Melissa Jander and more.

A Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration by artist Carolyn Macpherson.

Live music by Ron Burghard.

For more info, go to  http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

“Those that live for the arts, support the arts.”

For over 12 years, Fairweather House and Gallery has offered an opening reception for selected regional artists.  The exhibitions give art patrons the opportunity to listen to an artist talk, to see new original art, to view gorgeous  new displays staged in a specific theme, listen to LIVE music and to watch an artist (or two) painting LIVE.

Save the date and time!

March 3, 2018     5-7:pm   

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fresh Greens opening reception.

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

Welcoming artist Judy Shaw. 

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

 

 

“Chasing the Light” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …

Save the date and time! Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the local habitat at 6:pm on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.

 

 

Trending in MARCH. 

FRESH GREENS

 

View gorgeous new displays staged just for “Fresh Greens” by Denise Fairweather, gallerist, Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

For more info, go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ …

 

So, indeed, take a note!

Fresh Greens opening reception at Fairweather’s is during  the the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at 5-7:pm.

For more info please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

 

 

# 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.

 

 

 

 

#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.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

SEEK, an art exhibition, through December

Opening reception images

“As the hectic holiday season approaches, we seek beauty, in its solitude and silence, as well as seek time with family and friends.”

 

SEEK, Fairweather’s opening reception December art exhibition featured Duane Bolster, master harp builder and his harp petting zoo. For nearly 50 years, he worked in operating rooms and Intensive Care Units. He witnessed the wonderful healing and soothing effects that harp music had on the children he cared for, and on their parents. He won The Hero award from CCA “For Creating a Magnificent Harp for the Music Program”.

 

Featured December artist Renee Rowe offered an artist’s talk during the opening reception of SEEK. The artist, an Oregonian, spoke about being inspired by the beauty of nature.  She produces abstract art by following her heart. For the artist, celebrating art and life are inseparable.

 

An art patron appreciates the artist stories that are posted with the art on display.

  Fairweather’s represents 200 regional artists, showing original works of art through rotating exhibitions throughout the year. 

 

And, too, Fairweather’s welcomed new historic Gilbert District business owners of The Whet Spot during the opening reception of SEEK at Fairweather’s.

 

NW artist, Carolyn Macpherson offered a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration during  the opening reception of SEEK at Fairweather’s.

 


Vintage jewelry artist, Brigitte Willse, was introduced during the opening reception of SEEK at Fairweather’s.

 

And, too, Neal Maine, naturalist, biologist and wildlife photographer, lectured about the ecology of the local habitat at the Fairweather Gallery during the opening reception of SEEK.

Forever honored to show Neal Maine’s PacificLight Images in the Gallery in support of NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

 

 

Seek, inquire, search for, pursue, long for, wish for, desire, look for, expect from…

 

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com for more info about the gallery and the artists.

 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, photographer/ artist with Fairweather House and Gallery, as well as the photographer for Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more info about the event.

Fairweather House and Gallery

 

An exhibition titled FIRST LOOK, a highly anticipated jewelry trunk show, features a dozen of local and regional designers– including a select group who have been represented by the gallery more than 11 years!

 

Cindy Bricca, designer, incorporates Kumihimo, the ancient Japanese seed braiding, in must-have creations.

Elaine Sawyer uses natural stone Cabochons, cut and polished by in lapidary by her husband, Mike Sawyer, to create one-of-a-kind cuff bracelets.

Barbara Walker works in precious metal wire turning  bling into a wearable work of art.

Mary Hurst, born in raised in County Tipperary, Ireland, studied fashion design at the Grafton Academy in Dublin, integrates past and present Celtic designs in each piece.

Billie Johnstone, a former clinical practitioner, sparked her retirement into a means to support to the youth programs in Soweta, South Africa. The proceeds from the sales of her custom handcrafted jewelry are doing good works that changes lives.

Alan Stockam and Heather Reider create one-of-a-kind silver rings, cuffs and necklaces; each signed and numbered, with stones from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Cher Flick,  a graduate  from the Gemological Institute of America, creates jewelry doing good works, by giving back to a charitable foundation in honor of her mother, Joanie.

Karen Johnson, a natural-born artist, boldly designs meticulously handcrafted statement jewelry that could – and should – be featured in magazines.

Mary Boitta experiments in druzy rock semi-precious stones  with in designs that retain femininity and fineness.

Robyn Hall, with no art degree or formal training, creates stunning mouth blown  glass lamp work bracelets and earrings.

Debra Beard, often featured as cruise ship event designer, offers pieces that are a mini-exploration from her travels around the world.

Fred Lukens crafts architecturally inspired jewelry featuring responsibly collected rare wood and Oregon myrtle wood.

Renée Hafeman embraces a love of vintage jewelry and gives them new life. Redesigning the antique pieces, she prays “whoever wears, please be blessed in some way.”

 

 

Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle.

 

From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form. While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature. He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

Paul Brent was born in Oklahoma City and lived in rural Southwest Oklahoma with his family until he was thirteen. His parents, who were educators, moved their family to Long Beach, California, and Paul attended high school and California State College in Long Beach. He majored in art but in his junior year of college he transferred to the University of California at Berkeley to study architecture. He completed his Bachelors of Architecture and joined the Air Force where he was stationed in Panama City, Florida. There he met his wife, Lana Jane and after they were married he left the service and they returned to California where he completed his Masters degree in Architecture at Cal Berkeley.

He and Lana Jane have an art gallery in Panama City, Florida, where they live part of the year. From June to October they live in Seaside, Oregon, where they have had a home and an artist’s studio for the past 10 years.

 

Paul Brent exhibits his work in Seaside at Fairweather House and Gallery on Broadway.

 

Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Coastal Living, Florida Monthly and many more. 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 and illustrated the children’s book J. Rooker, Manatee. He has been active in arts and planning organizations both locally and in the state of Florida.

© 2006-2017 All images copyright Paul Brent

 

 

 Throughout July! Pop-Up Open Studio located at 608 Broadway. You are invited to come in, look at the artwork and watch Paul Brent paint  on his latest painting. Paintings may be purchased through Fairweather’s Gallery.

July Hours and Events for the Paul Brent Studio:

Wed. July 5: Open studio 11 am to 3pm

Thursday July 6: Open studio 11am to 3 pm

Tuesday July 11: Open studio 11am t0 3pm

 

Tuesday July 18: Open studio 11 am to 3pm

 

And, too, Paul Brent will offer watercolor  and mixed watercolor and oil Painting Seaside LIVE ™ classes! 

 

Sign up for Paul Brent painting classes sponsored by the Fairweather Gallery and the Gilbert Block Building.  

Please call 503-738-8899 or email fairweatherhosueandgarden@gmail to register.  

Classes will be kept to a maximum of 12 participants and no prior experience with painting is necessary. 

A minimum of 5 participants is necessary for the class to make. 

All materials will be provided. 

For each class a fee of $45 will be charged. 

Hours and classes may vary based on participation.

 

July Hours and Painting Classes at the Paul Brent Studio:

Wed. July 12: Create a Painting in Watercolor Class 10am-12pm

Wed. July 19: Create a Painting in Watercolor Class 10am-12pm

 

 

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …Paul Brent for more info/