Roseway by Gretha Lindwood,  pastel

“Thus in art, does nature work through the will of a man filled with the beauty of her first works,” wrote the 19th-century poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. And so it does. Emerson’s simple musing captures the spirit of  painters, who sing nature’s praises with their brushes and palette knives.

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Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists… Gretha Lindwood for more about the artist.

 

“The use of vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of my work which I developed during my career as an illustrator and graphic designer. As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, I cherish our unique landscapes honed by water and time and delight in capturing their beauty in the lush colors of pastels or oils to share with the viewer.” —Gretha Lindwood, featured artist for BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s throughout April, 2017.

 

 

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Cyclamen by Bev Drew Kindley.  Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists …Bev Drew Kindley for more info

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And, too, on April 1st, Bev Drew Kindley offered a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ event at the opening of BLOOM, an exhibition throughout April at Fairweather’s.

In addition, the artist, Bev Drew Kindley, with dual degrees in art and philosophy, offered a lecture of being in the moment while painting nature  during the opening reception of BLOOM at Fairweather’s on April 1st.

  “Thanks, Denise, I am proud to be part of your artistically designed BLOOM show and enjoy seeing how you fit all our paintings in among the other unique treasures.      BLOOM to me is about the time after this year’s dark  season when plants reawaken and we feel like celebrating each hopeful victory–the first faint coloring of new leaves and branches, (like my painting “Awakening Wetlands “), the first crocus, daffodils, tulips and wildflowers for  “The Joy of Spring “.        Sometimes we need a bouquet of flowers to keep our spirits up–or a pot of bright cyclamen –or photos of flowers to remind us there is more to come. Soon the steady rhythm of blooming begins, each flower in its own time, and then on to fields of lavender, crimson clover and more!  Flowers do make us happy!”

 

 

Quote in original calligraphy by artist Penelope Culbertson.  Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists …Penelope Culbertson for more info

Bouquet by Gretha Lindwood

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists …Gretha Lindwood for more info

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Artist Gretha Lindwood lectured about the art of flowers during the opening reception of BLOOM, at  Fairweather’s on April 1st.  In the background on display are original pastels by the artist.  And, too, note the wardrobe selection chosen by the artist to complement her art!

 

In addition, large encaustic (painting with beeswax)  portrait by artist Rebecca Gore. Please visit https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/a-decade-of-emerging-artist-bac… Jan 7, 2017 – For more information about each of Fairweather’s emerging artists please the links following their individual … Rebecca Gore, emerging artist.

In the background and in the far left is an original oil, “Garden Party” by artist Melissa Jander.  For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com  …artists… Melissa Jander .

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Artist Susan Curington offered a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the opening reception of BLOOM at Fairweather’s on April 1st, in addition to lecturing about the love of nature and speaking kindly.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists …Susan Curington for more info

The language of flowers…

A team of researchers explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction in a study of participants’ behavioral and emotional responses to seeing flowers, either in a bouquet or in nature. The results show that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.

“What’s most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way,” said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher on the study.

Growing flowers, handling flowers, seeing flowers in art have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed smiles upon being near flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. The language of flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods.
Flowers and nature make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.

“Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers and nature make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being.”

 

And, too, a favorite quote in art by Penelope Culbertson, calligrapher for BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s through April.

BLOOM grace note received:

“Thank you for inviting me to participate in this fun event in your beautiful gallery. I had a wonderful time visiting with the gallery visitors as I created my pastel painting in a live painting demonstration.” Best regards, Gretha Lindwood, artist

“I’m working on new pieces for June. Thanks for the sweet and supportive card you sent.
It was the nicest card I’ve ever gotten from a gallery!”
Penelope Culbertson

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“I love those who yearn for the impossible.” J. Wolfgang von Goethe

Dreaming.  Envisioning.  Longing.  Moving Forward.  

Expressing. Creating. Releasing. Flying.

“To yearn is to envision the possible in the midst of the impossible. Every work of art, be it a watercolor, oil, carving, photograph, textile, jewelry and even the music (Shirley88), speaks to those who yearn to express what lies within. They do not allow the tentacles of the mundane to keep them from reaching for flight in freedom of creative expression.”— Shirley

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Shirley Smith-Yates/ Shirley 88

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

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk Motto:

“THOSE THAT LIVE FOR THE ARTS, SUPPORT THE ARTS.”

Watercolor artist Carolyn Macpherson arrived to paint LIVE ™ on Feb. 4th  during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather’s.

In addition, she offered an artist’s talk about her unique pouring technique, thanks to an accident created by her cat spilling premixed watercolors on her paper.

Since then, Carolyn has adopted a highly concentrated style of painting where the rich dark backgrounds of still life pop off the paper.

 

“It’s hard to imagine that you think about something you’d like to happen, an artist painting LIVE for visitors, and it happens beautifully. We are so very fortunate and grateful to  Carolyn Macpherson, who  shared her talent for guests, friends and art patrons.”–Denise Fairweather.

 

For more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Celebrating 11 years in 2017 of  hosting acclaimed regional and emerging artists.

A Fairweather event, truly, is  a personalized, very local, one-on-one interaction that brings art to everyone.

The Art Walk evenings are free, open to the public, visitors and residents, alike.

And, too,  it’s all about building a great experience, which leads to building a place that we love all more, which leads to building a better, and more beloved  community.

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Pair of Sand Hill Cranes by Carolyn Macpherson

About the artist:

Inspired by a ninth grade teacher, Carolyn  Macpherson has been painting in various media ever since. As a self-taught oil painter, she readily sold her art, but wished for the training that would give her more confidence. Upon graduation from Lewis & Clark, she was hired by the local community college to teach evening art classes and calligraphy. She was also active in the Washington State Arts Commission and directed the SW Washington Arts Festival.
Later, she began to win awards at major art competitions in California, where she resided with her husband and their four children at the time. She established an art gallery in the Gold Rush town of Murphys.

Thanks to an accident created by her cat spilling pre-mixed watercolors on her paper, she adopted a highly concentrated style of painting where the rich dark backgrounds of still life and florals popped off the paper. Workshops featuring this dynamic technique became a regular part of her teaching schedule. Numerous awards and accolades followed, including showing at Sacramento art galleries, the Crocker Art Museum, wine label design awards, publications in the American Artist magazine and the book, “How Did You Paint That?”

Carolyn served as an interpretive host at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon, setting up her easel and using art to explain the region’s geology. She was commissioned to illustrate all of the interpretative displays at the Visitor’s Center, as well as the signage for the park’s hiking trails and botanical gardens. Loss of her husband has left a distinct impression on her current work, which is now softer, more atmospheric and introspective. Carolyn’s work is a reflection of her commitment to plein air painting, and often features birds in flight or the natural environment.

Currently her work can be seen at Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, Town Hall Arts in Copperpolis, CA, and Bradley’s Fine Art in Fort Meyer, FL.

For more information about our gallery please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

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Sandhill Cranes in Flight by Carolyn Macpherson. 

About Sandhill Cranes in Oregon.

Whether stepping singly across a wet meadow or filling the sky by the hundreds and thousands, Sandhill Cranes have an elegance that draws attention. These tall, gray-bodied, crimson-capped birds breed in open wetlands and fields in the Pacific Northwest from February to early April. They group together in numbers, filling the air with distinctive rolling cries. Sandhill Cranes are known for their dancing skills. Courting cranes stretch their wings, pump their heads, bow, and leap into the air in a graceful and energetic dance. They mate for life—which can mean two decades or more—and stay with their mates year-round. Sandhill Crane chicks can leave the nest within 8 hours of hatching, and are even capable of swimming.

The elegance of cranes has inspired people in cultures all over the world—including the great scientist, conservationist, and nature writer Aldo Leopold, who wrote of their “nobility, won in the march of aeons.”  For more information go to: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/sandhill_crane

 

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Carolyn Macpherson

Save the date and time! 

“YEARN” opening reception at Fairweather’s

Introducing Emerging Artist Ashley Howarth

Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE event

February 4th, 2017. 5-7: pm during the

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk!!!

At 6:m Seaside naturalist, fine art photographer Neal Maine will speak about the local wildlife ecology

To view the images from Neal Maine/PacificLight Images,  please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery/artists/Neal Maine

For more information about the Art Walk, please visit http://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

In the historic Gilbert District.

In the historic Gilbert District.

 

Artist’s Statement:

“I have worked my way through many trends, painting styles, and media because I am a restless person. Never satisfied with status quo, I love experimentation and teaching, which I find keeps my mind open to different ways of viewing the world. I discover from my students an entirely different way of reacting to the landscape. How in the world did Paul see that tree as if it were weeping? How did Mary see all that purple in a bush I saw as mainly green? Priceless input!

I work on a series with a rather mundane subject—eggs—until I had exhausted every single way I could see and paint them. I’ve used unusual material like powdered dye in the backgrounds because I get excited about the serendipitous result like when brown blooms out with the red, blues and yellows that comprise a neutral color’s makeup. This unifies my subject to their background. Thus, I have become an expert at controlling happy accidents or using them to lead me toward another interpretation of my subject. This has led me to put on workshops that teach aspiring artists how to loosen up and experiment with watercolors, because they are, indeed, so correctable in spite of their reputation.

My time as an interpretative camp host at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon taught me the necessary discipline for the plein air paintings.

The recent loss of my husband, best friend and critic has led me to an understanding of how grief can humble one, yet also teach you to be more expressive and introspective. My paintings are now softer, more atmospheric, as if viewed though a veil of tears. Watercolors allows for the fluid interpretation of scenes that I strive for and makes the statement I choose to make about how fragile our environment is; how important it is to respect the incredible diversity of the plants and animals we have been blessed with on this earth to paint and enjoy.” —Carolyn Macpherson

 

 

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Carolyn Macpherson teaching a watercolor class.

For more information go to: http://www.motherlodeartassociation.org/programs.html

And, too, Carolyn Macpherson will offer an artist’s lecture at Fairweather’s on Feb. 4th!

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And, too, Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE episode during the Feb. 4th Art Walk @ Fairweather’s.

“During my demo, I shall try to create some of that illusive, misty, beach atmosphere Seaside is so well known for as I paint a lonely estuary scene in water color. No other medium, in my opinion, expresses that wet-on-wet look so well! I will spritz water onto the paper, drop in pre-mixed watercolor paint and pour heavy washes of rich paint to express reflections in the water, trees and rocks. A bird may fly by or a raccoon may stop to take a sip of water. Or, perhaps the scene will be strong enough to stand on its own. Haven’t decided that yet!”–Carolyn

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Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway
Nov. 5th. 5-7:pm
Opening reception for the exhibition titled A SIMPLE APPROACH.

The essence of every sanctuary one creates in the approaching season can be distilled down to the principles of classic neutrals, materials that endure and soothing sight lines in art pulled from a serene environment.

Arriving to meet and greet art patrons are regional artists Lori Wallace-Lloyd, Denise Joy McFadden and Kathryn Delany.

Lori Wallace-Lloyd will be offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration!

“After doing a lot of bird drawings this summer, I’m back to oil painting this fall and I am doing another shell where I have experimented and lightened up the background. The shell that I have sent you is a drawing in pastel pencil, that inspired doing one in oils.”–Lori

 

Lori Wallace-Lloyd joined the Navy at 17, becoming the first female helicopter aircrew member in 1977. Later, after becoming an officer, she became fascinated by Italian painting, having been stationed for 3 years in Sicily. Though she had a family and career she began the long road of classical art training, eventually studying in the Bay area with several renowned portraitists including Virgil Elliott.

The rigorous atelier training built the skills needed to produce the realist figurative work, for which she has won many awards, including Grand prize at the Portland Rose Festival and Best of Show with the St. Louis Artist’s Guild.

Please visit http://www.LoriWallaceLloyd.com  for more information.

Denise Joy McFadden will introduce a new woven watercolor and will speak about the art of weaving two paintings to create one original work of art.

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The artist especially enjoys the spontaneity, as well as the risks encountered with watercolor. Denise Joy McFadden often works on dampened paper and mixes color directly onto her painting, rather than the palette. This technique creates wonderful effects and textures, which make no two paintings the same.

As a signature member of the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society, Denise is an award winner and her work has been displayed in many shows. She is also a member of Watercolor West and the National Watercolor Society.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Denise Joy McFadden for more information.

 

Kathryn Delany introduces art that features “a little bit of the feeling of isolation of the birds, the vastness of their universe and the landscape underneath them.”

 

Kathryn Delany, a creative fine artist based in Portland, specializes in customized art work to fit a lifestyle. She offers commissioned art, fine art prints, digital painting, photo-painting and art on tile, glass, and aluminum. Her style can range from impressionist to trompe l’oeile, abstract to whimsical.

 

 

“One of my strengths is the ability to match my style of art to the requests and dreams of clients. I developed a style in decorative finishes that was unique and reflects a love of layered finishes. I love to use a lot of metallics in my work too. The metallics reflect light and creates a sense of luxury.” —

For more information about Kathryn Delany please visit http://www.colorsplashes.com.

 

At 6: pm, Neal Maine, ecologist, premier wildlife photographer, and co-founder of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will offer a lecture on the local habitat.

Refreshments, LIVE music by Shirley 88 and patron gifts.

For more information please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

 

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Opening reception for the exhibition DRAMA IN ART. 

October 1st , 5-7:pm

It’s no exaggeration to say what’s happening outside with the seasonal colors  mirrors what’s arriving from regional artists.

Original  art that doesn’t limit itself to the canvas; art for the fall is emotionally charged with the patterns seen in the environment, in the earth, in the sky and in the water.

For artist/writer, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Ph.D., nature is filled with incredible drama. Consider the universe: nebulae such as the Eagle Nebula, hundreds of light years away, the birthplace of stars, can be seen with the naked eye. The beautiful Butterfly Nebula is only 50 light years away and is graceful as a poem.  

Jo Pomeroy-Crockett will lecture at the opening reception of Drama in Art.

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“I am totally intrigued; by the color and the mystery of the infinite.”  –Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, Forest Grove, with show his raku art that was created at Dancing Trees Sanctuary.

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“It is my home, studio and forest preserve in Newberg, Oregon. It is an environment of thick fir and maple forest-blanketed with lush ferns and punctuated with sun lit meadows.”--Jan Shield

Introducing new resident artist Renee Rowe, who for many years directed art galleries in the Denver area  and who recently relocated to the North Coast.

Also showing new resin work by Seaside photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall. Fun Fact: Linda serves as the photographer for the historic Gilbert District Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Artist Paul Brent will offer a watercolor painting demonstration, his 2016  fall finale!  

Artist Renee Rowe will offer an impasto oil painting demonstration!

At 6:pm Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and photographer Neal Maine will speak about the local ecology and drama in habitats ” found right outside within steps from our own backyards”.

And, too, special guest speaker Sara Vickerman Gage will share the latest updates about the 2017 Beaver exhibits!

Light refreshments, LIVE music by Shirley 88 and patron gifts.

For more information please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

For more information about the artists please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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Save the Beaver exhibition dates!

1)      February, 2017 kicks off events at Oregon State University with a reception and exhibit in The LaSells Stewart Center. The Center will display beaver-themed art and host presentations highlighting relevant research from multiple academic disciplines as part of OSU’s Year of Arts + Science.

2)      April 7, 2017 is International Beaver Day. A First Friday opening launches the second exhibit at the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s 510 Museum and ARTspace. The exhibit will continue throughout the month and include workshops, tours, and other activities.

3)      May 6, 2017 the evening First Saturday Art Walk in Seaside, Oregon will feature beavers at the Fairweather Gallery and other locations in town, along with special educational programs. Art sales continue through July.

4)      August 1, 2017 begins a month-long display and sale of beaver-themed art at the North County Recreation District gallery. The local watershed council will organize presentations on local beaver conservation projects in the newly renovated auditorium.   

5)      Fall, 2017 will likely conclude the beaver art project with an exhibit at the Oregon Zoo. The Zoo is building a new education center that will offer educational information about Northwest Wildlife, including beavers. The exact details have not been determined.

“I am working with the Wetlands Conservancy, North Coast Land Conservancy, and several coastal watershed groups on a beaver art project. The purpose is to highlight the beauty and ecological significance of beavers in creating and maintaining wetland habitat. We currently have 149  artists and 5 venues, including the Fairweather Gallery at Seaside. We will also have presentations from resource professionals, tours of beaver dams, and the author of Once They Were Hats (a new book on beaver).”  —Sara Vickerman Gage

 

 

 

 

Multnomah Falls, a watercolor  by Paul Brent,  inspired by a recent river cruise going “against the current”  (traveling east on the Columbia River from the Pacific Ocean through The Dalles).

 

Q: Where is Multnomah Falls, you ask?
A: Multnomah Falls, at 611 feet, is the second tallest waterfall in the US and is located in the Columbia River Gorge. It is exactly halfway between Portland and Hood River, Oregon. According to Native American lore, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe. Although you can see the top portion of the falls from Oregon Interstate Highway 84, to view both tiers you have to walk to the viewing area located in a carved-out opening in the rock face. Tilting your head up in the narrow rocky confines of the steep cliffs, you get a mind-boggling perspective on the sheer magnitude of the falls.

 

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Paul Brent, summer 2016.

 

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.

 

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New watercolor from Paul Brent, titled “White Pelican at The Dalles, Oregon”.

Q: Why  is the term “against the current” being used, you ask?

A:  The Columbia River is a river connecting the east-side watershed of the Cascade Mountain Range to the Pacific Ocean. The river has created a gorge through the Cascade Mountain Range. The Columbia River Gorge marks the state line between Oregon and Washington. The wide range of elevation and precipitation makes the Columbia River Gorge an extremely diverse and dynamic place. Ranging from 4,000 feet to sea level, and transitioning from 100 inches of precipitation to only 10 inches in 80 miles the Gorge creates a diverse collection of ecosystems from the temperate rain forest on the western end to the eastern grasslands with a transitional dry woodland between Hood River and The Dalles.

The gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area called the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and is managed by the Columbia River Gorge Commission and the US Forest Service. The gorge is a popular recreational destination.

 

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Paul Brent’s art works on display Fairweather’s. Summer 2016.

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

The opening reception for “Moments Like This”, an exhibition, didn’t just contain high and low notes; with Art Walk moments that were quiet and rousing, it offered, as always, LIVE action with plenty of soul and magic!

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Performing LIVE Shirley 88, Shirley Smith-Yates  sang  “You’ve got a friend”  for visitors and guests, including greyhounds, who were part of a show and tell about doing good works by featured artist Aliza Allen.  20% of her art proceeds will go to Greyhound Adoption-NW. The primary purpose of Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest is to find responsible loving homes for Greyhounds, who fail to qualify or no longer qualify for the racetrack.

 

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Painting Seaside LIVE artist Bev Drew Kindley shows her art to a patron during the MOMENTS LIKE THIS opening reception.

“Thank you so much for displaying  my paintings in such a beautiful way with a wonderful party reception to go along with it! About 15 of my best paintings are beautifully displayed .”— Bev Drew Kindley, artist

 

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Summer gallery display for artist Lee Munsell.

“I am blessed to be in your gallery. Hope all is well with you and your summer is going well.”  Lee Munsell, artist

Moments Like This, an exhibition through August, offers a rich and varied mix of art; loosely woven together by summer time artists mesmerized by sparkling waters and fiery sunsets  (“light so soft and tender, despite its brilliance” as Henri Matisse said).

 

 

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Just minutes before the opening of MOMENTS LIKE THIS, art walk hostesses relax (sans shoes). Pictured left to right: Kay, Denise, Ellen, Joan, Kathy F., and Kathy B.

Once again GREAT Art Walk!!! You are amazing and loved by so many people. Hope you can find time to sit back and marvel at the beauty you create.” Kathy B., Director of Hospitality 

 

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Artist Lori Wallace-Lloyd painted LIVE at the Moments Like This opening reception @ Fairweather’s.


“I wanted to thank you and all of your lovely hostesses for such a great Art Walk. Thank you for having me in your incredible gallery!”
Lori Wallace-Lloyd, artist

 

 

 

At Fairweather’s during the opening of Moments Like This textile artist Jan Lambert arrived to speak and to model a revamped denim jacket she created for the upcoming Seaside R3 Fashion Show.

 

“Thank you very much for introducing me to your artists and friends.  What lovely advertising.  It as an awesome evening. Blessings to you.”  —Jan Lambert

 

For more information go to: www.coastweekend.com August 11 edition

Our Lady of Victory/St. Peter the Fisherman and Women’s Ministry will host its annual R³ Fashion Show fundraiser beginning at noon Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center.

R³ — recycle, reuse and re-love — is a unique way to present clothing and other items donated to the church and ministry as new fashions.

The Seaside Civic and Convention Center is located at 415 First Ave. To make reservations for the fashion show, purchase tickets, or for more information, call Our Lady of Victory church at 503-738-6161.

 

Summer Re-Veal art interns, Miss Amy and Miss Amanda from Seattle.
Gallery interns: Miss Amanda and Miss Amy

Amanda has been selected repeatedly for lead roles at work, even travelling overnight with the work team for school sales (she is a rep, selling and taking orders); Amy has been on-call for many neighborhood house, garden and pet sitting jobs PLUS her school district work; (with their summer jobs, both girls are definitely going to be able to pay for all their college books and other expenses for this approaching college year; their work ethic gained through working at your gallery over the years has definitely helped their employers see their work ethic! THANK YOU for teaching them how to do things right and follow directions!” —Shannon (Amanda’s and Amy’s mother)

Melissa Jander's painting gifted to Denise as a thank you

“Thanks so much for a great show. In appreciation for all you do, here is a gift just for you. This is a painting of one of the flower bouquets you were handing out during the show IN FULL FLOWER, back in May. This sweet little bouquet made it all the way home with me where I painted it in my studio. Many blessings to you! ” — Melissa Jander, artist