“Watersong”  acrylic 30 x 48 by Toni Avery

Toni Avery is an artist working primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Her images reflect the range and diversity of the surrounding landscapes from the forests, beaches, and surrounding land of the Willamette Valley.

After receiving her art degree from Marylhurst University, Toni worked as a design consultant but was never far from her love of painting and photography.

Today she uses a number of her photographs as subject matter for paintings, referring to them only as “points of departure”, but it is her vision that completes a painting.

Toni’s artwork can be seen in many public collections,  such as Kaiser Permanente’s “Healing Artwork Collection,” on display at the Westside Medical Centers in Hillsboro and Beaverton, Oregon, and is also featured in their  publication, “Tranquil Relief Through Nature.”

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 NATURE’S GRACE

On exhibition

Through April 25

“Artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the imagination, transcending grace through the muse of nature.”

Features glass artist Rosalyn Andronesch, acrylic artist Toni Avery, oil painter Karen Doyle, en plein artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schultz McNiel, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

Introducing artist Mary Lyn Gough.

Showing art on display by Bill Baily, Neal Maine, Diana Nadal, Jan Rimerman, among others.

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

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January 2021 work in progress at the studio of Tedd Chilless

“Blooms in Sunlight” oil on linen 

 

“I treat painting flowers more like a portrait offering evidence of intimacy of the individual blooms.  My perceptions are realistic studies.”  TC

Just now hand delivered to the Fairweather Gallery by artist Tedd Chilless

“We need colorful works and flowers in our lives.”

Just in from Tedd Chilless.
“Alstroemeria” oil on linen 

The cut flower of all cut flowers, often called Lily-of-the-Incas, is a flower in almost all bouquets.

“I am a Contemporary Realistic Painter of Flowers and Landscapes.”  TC

 

 

And, so, for 2021 Tedd Chilless created new impasto oils using fine tools of his trade, a collection of palette knives.

 

 

 

Fresh Blooms” impasto oil painting by Tedd Chilless

Just in for 2021

 

“Iris” impasto oil painting by Tedd Chilless

Just in for 2021

Impasto painting is about using palette knives to press with a certain amount of paint thickness and texture. Each stroke is done in one confident and controlled movement. 

 

 

I did my architectural internship and received my Architect’s license in the Northwest. In addition, I received a Ford Foundation Fellowship. While on this fellowship I lived and studied in Washington D.C., New York City, and Boston where I studied painting.

I established my architectural firm in Portland, OR and as computers took over my architectural practice I experienced what I called ‘graphite withdrawal’.

It was a major change to go from sketching eight hours a day for twenty years to moving only a mouse. I felt the need to express my artistic skills and began painting in earnest. 

The transition from architecture to painting has been easy since the knowledge of form and composition are similar in both. I now paint full time.

I serve as an Oregon State Ambassador and am an Active Member of the Oregon Society of Artists.  —Tedd Chilless

 

 

Take a Note! Artist Tedd Chilless painting LIVE at Fairweather Gallery during the winter quarter of 2020. He is planning on more Painting Seaside LIVE ™ events Fairweather during the spring quarter of 2021, as well.

 

 

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

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Impasto oil artist Tedd Chilless presented a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Artist Leopoldine Brew offered an artist talk about her WILD BEAUTY oil paintings during the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

 

 

Emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes gave an inspiring artist talk about her watercolor, pen and ink original works for the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Photo top left:

Landscape art by Lee Munsell, encaustic art Peg Wells, ocean oil by Phil Juttelstad, wave paintings by Sharon Abbott-Furze, woven twig basket by Charles Schweigert, and fused glass art pieces by Monet Rubin.

Photo top right:

Pelican mixed media by Helen Brown, watercolor landscapes by Mary Burgess, fresco paintings by Agnes Field, floral impasto by Tedd Chilless, pen and ink drawings by Vanessa K. Stokes, and fine art photography by Steven A. Bash.

 

Photo bottom left:

Fine art photograph by naturalist Neal Maine, abstract art by Barbara Martin, beeswax paintings by Kathryn Delany, graphite on yupo by Patricia ClarkFinley, landscape oil by Colette Fallon, and pottery by Suzy Holland.

 

Photo bottom right:

Mixed media WILD BEAUTY series by Jan Rimerman, woven twig basket by Charles Schweigert, wood bowls by Daniel Harris and Tom Willing

Photo collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY Exhibition and Art Sale

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, among others.

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.

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

Last call for LIGHT and SHADOWS

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

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.

LIGHT and SHADOWS front counter display featuring art by Patricia Clark-Fiinley and Vanessa K. Stokes. On exhibit through Oct. 31st

 

Enjoy the slide show from the exhibit’s opening on Oct. 3rd.  And, too, please note that social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines were in place. Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer, featuring guests, artists, and visitors on the evening of Oct. 3rd at Fairweather’s.

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LIGHT and SHADOW review: 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.

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

 

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

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Opening reception for WILD BEAUTY

Nov. 7th, 5-7:pm

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

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.

And, too, Tedd Chilless will offer a Painting Seaside Live event in impasto oils during the evening.

 

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Art Deco Topaz necklace by Reneé Hafeman

#2020-1

1940’s Scandinavian Green Topaz Sterling Silver Pendant

Hallmarked by Swedish Maker

18″ Sterling Silver Box Chain

$285.

About topaz:

  • Topaz is a precious stone.
  • Topaz is named from Greek “topazion” for a type of gemstone, after Sanskrit “tapas” – fire, alluding to the brilliance of gem-quality material.
  • Topaz has been known from antiquity.
  • Color varieties are often known  by the name of the hue— blue topaz, green topaz, and so on.
  • It serves as the Mohs hardness scale index mineral for a hardness of 8. Every student who takes a physical geology course learns about the hardness of topaz. A Diamond is only harder.

Modern Abstract necklace by Reneé Hafeman

#2020-3

Silver Druzy, Onyx, and Crystal pendant

Hallmarked “Austria-Silver 07”

30″ Sterling Silver Chain

Hand-forged Sterling Closure

$345.

About druzy:

  • Druzy is a natural gemstone.
  • Quartz is a type of druzy. 
  • The overall appearance resembles sugar. 
  • The tiny crystals are beautiful because they catch rays of light.
  • Druzy gets its name from the word “druse,” which refers to a rock surface (usually a cavity) covered with tiny crystals, such as are found inside geodes or in larger pockets of mineral deposits.
  •  A druzy hardness ratio is 6 which makes it a perfect match for pendant jewelry.

 

 

 

“You will find many of my designs are Modernist and Mid-Century. These eras began in the 1950’s. During that time, some of the most famous and innovative jewelry designs and designers were created. It was a time of streamline design, curves, futuristic impression, creative artistry and modernism. The jewelry supplies at that time began the start of innovative materials never yet used, such as silver, brass, copper and precious stones that fit the raw simplistic design.

When I am searching for a piece to design into a necklace, my eyes draw to geometric and abstract modern shapes.”

Reneé Hafeman, jewerly designer

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St.

HELLO SUNSHINE, Fairweather’s  Art Sale and Show.

Now through August 25th.

 

 

Art for the exhibition created entirely by Northwest artists. Featuring art by Paul Brent, Lieta Gratteri,  Reneé Hafeman,  Bev Drew Kindley, Karen E. Lewis, Carolyn Lindberg, Neal Maine and Fedor Zubanov.

 

 

 

 

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

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“Salty Pelican” original oil on canvas 18 “x 24” by Paul Brent

“A new Pelican painting in oil that I completed for the 2020 SHORE THINGS exhibit at the Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, Oregon. The exhibit opened July 4th and continues through July 30th.”  Paul Brent

 

Grace notes received about Paul Brent’s “Salty Pelican”

Tillamook Head and the Necanicum River in Seaside. Never get tired of looking at it. JW

Fantastic!! You NEVER disappoint! Just beautiful! Best to you at your exhibit. PS

Beautiful bird and quite at home in that familiar setting! CM

Spectacular! This portrayal moves me beyond words. TB

Very soothing artwork. We need a lot of this now. JM

He has such character. Beautiful scenery! JG

He looks like he could speak to us! RB

 

To read more, please visit Paul Brent’s artist tab at  fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

Q: Where in the world is Tillamook Head, you ask?

A: Tillamook Head  is high off the Pacific coast of northwest Oregon in the United States. It is located in Clatsop County, approximately 5 mi southwest of Seaside. It is a steep rocky bluff on the ocean, approximately 1,200 ft high, forested with Sitka spruce.

 

 

 

Q: Where in the world is the Necanicum River, you ask?

A: The Necanicum River enters the Pacific Ocean at  Seaside, Oregon with its final approach to the ocean is nearly parallel to the coast running south to north through the downtown.

It is approximately 21 miles long and drains a timber-producing area of the Oregon Coast Range in Clatsop County.

 

Necanicum an anglicization of Ne-hay-ne-hum, which was the name of an Indian lodge near the ocean (now Seaside, Oregon) and utilizes the prefix, ne-, meaning “place.” William Clark first marked it as Kil â mox (a variant that would eventually become Killamook, then Tillamook) to describe a “butifull river” that emptied into ..

 

Brown Pelican photo

The  abundance of this seabird species represents a success story for conservationists, who halted the use of DDT in the United States.

The Brown Pelican is a comically elegant bird with an oversized bill lives year-round in estuaries and coastal habitats.

They have long necks and bills with a stretchy throat with an expandable pouch to hold food after capturing fish.

Paul Brent spoke to art patrons and demonstrated  painting  LIVE during the opening reception of SHORE THINGS at Fairweather’s on July 4th.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!

August 1st, 5-7:PM

Opening Reception

HELLO SUNSHINE

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

Paul Brent will demonstrate painting LIVE

 

“Beginning a new sandpiper painting.”

Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway
Seaside

 

 

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

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“Shades of Blue” oil on linen canvas by Sharon Abbott-Furze

 

“Fusion” oil on linen canvas by Sharon Abbott-Furze

 

 

“Windswept” oil on linen canvas by Sharon Abbott-Furze

“I paint because I have to … its right up there with food and water for me – a prayer, a meditation, and always an adventure.    I love painting what I see as beauty around me in order to honor and remember those moments – the moments that touch me emotionally in some way.  I paint for myself and when you, my viewers and collectors get pleasure from my art, it honors and touches me even more deeply.  Thank you!   My motivation usually includes the way light and shadow plays over my subject matter.  A well-designed composition, the emotion of rhythm and beautiful colors compel me to paint.   Landscapes, seascapes, and people all have their stories – poetry, music and fun to me.  I love painting beautiful abstract shapes and colors that express that.  I hope that through my art, you feel what I see – and enjoy!” 

 

 

Sharon Abbott Furze

About the artist:

Sharon Abbott-Furze is an oil painter living in Vancouver, Washington.   Her work is expressionistic realism and sometimes heavily influenced with abstract shapes, inspired by people and their stories and the many moods of nature, particularly the sea.

Her passion for art started at a very early age – she used her Father’s linoleum knife to draw figures on the roof of their home when she was 6 years old – not well received but did not stop her from continuing towards her dream.   She loved to draw but only started painting with oils for a short time in the early 1990’s.   Although she did not paint on a canvas again until 2013, during those years, she was consumed with her love of art, continually painting in her head, visiting art shows, museums, studying people, and nature.

Sharon’s award-winning paintings are in collections throughout the United States, Switzerland, Canada and Italy.  Several of her figurative paintings were used in the Portland OR Street of Dreams.  “The Price of Freedom” was published in the 2015 Art Edition of Rain.

Sharon has studied with several well-known artists and continues to study to improve her art and learn new ways to express her stories on canvas.  She occasionally gives workshops in Vancouver and at the beach.

 

 

 

Sharon Abbott-Furze spoke about her art during the opening reception of MAKING WAVES.

 

Photo collage with artist Sharon Abbott-Furze Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

July 6 – July 30

 

MAKING WAVES

Fairweather’s July exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean.

Art for the exhibition, largely significant pieces include new original work, created entirely by North coast artists.

Featuring selected Fairweather artists: Blue Bond, Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Karen Doyle, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman, Lisa Sofia Robinson, Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith.

Introducing artists Sharon Abbot-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact of the sea and waves.

 

“Summer Storm” oil on linen canvas by Sharon Abbott-Furze

 

“At one time when I was in the Fairweather Gallery, quite a while back, I was absolutely in love with some abstracts – red and black.  Very bold and striking and I have never forgotten them.   In fact, they inspired me to want to paint abstracts.”  

 

 

Read more about the artist  and the MAKING WAVES exhibition at:

Thank you Coast Weekend and reporter Katherine Lacaze for supporting the arts.

https://www.discoverourcoast.com/…/article_7a1c4f88-a704-11…

Grace note received:

“Actually, I have followed your website and have been in your Gallery quite a few times.  I have hoped one day that you would show my work but have not approached you because I cannot seem to keep up a good inventory – thinking that was required.   I am excited to be included in your Gallery. Since you know Stephanie at *Primary Elements… when I joined her Gallery, she asked if I would demo and I couldn’t even imagine painting in front of anyone so told her that I’d prefer not.  She asked that I just try it – which I did and it was such an incredibly fun experience and connection with so many people, that I was hooked and have looked for opportunities since. Let me know when there are special events or a time when you think, it might be helpful to demo, let me know and I will make every effort to be there.”  Sharon

*Primary Elements Gallery in Cannon Beach.

 

Karen Blue, artist Blue Bond’s wife, suggested Sharon Abbott-Furze as an artist for Fairweather’s.

“I have shown the three small seascapes previously. I have had them in our home recently.  I painted them just as Stephanie was closing her gallery so although I showed them to her, she could not hang them. I originally had 11 in that series and have sold all but the three I am bringing and one other.  I am adding more birds to it and will bring them to you  when I am done.”  Sharon

“Anemone Study” watercolor by Emily Miller

Ocean-inspired artwork from Oregon

“My painting and sculpture grow from a lifetime of joyful exploration of our vastly abundant, living environment.” 

 

 

 

“Nudibranch Study” watercolor by Emily Miller

Ocean-inspired artwork from Oregon

 

 

Q: What is a nudibranch, you ask?

A:  The bottom-dwelling, jelly-bodied nudibranch (NEW-dih-bronk) might seem an unlikely canvas for Mother Nature to express her wildest indulgences of color and … learn more at

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/group/nudibranchs/

 

 

“From a single tidepool and a turtle’s nest, to vast oceans and the forest floor, my artwork approaches conservation issues with the beauty and richness of the natural world.”

 

Emily Miller

“I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. I see the coast as a border between the known and unknown, amid constant cycles of change. My work explores these transition environments to illuminate our connection to the larger network of natural systems. I believe that joyful exploration of the unknown creates a positive, active environment that enriches our relationships with ourselves, each other, and our world.

I am a lifelong artist with a passion for materials. My work in different media ranges from watercolor painting to glass and metal sculpture, functional porcelain ware, digital and darkroom photo processes, and interactive installation work. So far I haven’t met a medium I didn’t like.”

 

 

Emily Miller with her ‘Life Abundant’ art at Fairweather’s.

 

 

“I got an inquiry from Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation group, asking if I could create new work for their summer fundraiser in July. They wanted to see a few samples, and selected two Ukidama baskets on display at Fairweather’s. The baskets were with rope from Japan found in Oregon and  named for the Japanese fishing floats that came with them.” Emily Miller

 

“Exciting news, my ghost net baskets will be going to Oceana! They’ve requested 34 large blue and aqua baskets for their 12th annual gala fundraiser, SeaChange Summer Party. It’s in Laguna Beach California on September 7. This year’s theme is ocean plastic pollution. They’re partnering with several ecological artists for the event, which is so wonderful to see, and I’m excited to be one of them!”

Emily Miller

More info about SeaChange Summer Party: http://seachangesummerparty.org/

More info about Oceana, which is the world’s largest ocean conservation organization: https://oceana.org/

 

More news from Emily Miller

Ode to the Tides

Group show in partnership with The Wetlands Conservancy

Opening May 2 at Oregon State University, Corvallis

Traveling to Seaside. June 01-30, 2019,  as well as additional Oregon venues thru Dec 2019!

 “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller

Emily Miller’s  painting was selected as the logo art for the 2019 “Ode to the Tides” exhibition!!!

“The “Ode to the Tides” exhibit will present scientific programming about Oregon’s estuaries and tidepools along with artwork from 90 local artists. I am so excited to be a part of this exhibit, partnering local ocean conservation with education and outreach through art.” Emily Miller

 

For more about the artist, please visit artist tab Emily Miller at www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Copyright © 2019

 

 

 

 

Save the date and time.

NEXT Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode is April 6, 5-7:pm at Fairweather’s. 

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is free and open to the public.

Art Walk is  about seeing art in the galleries and businesses located between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the historic district of downtown Seaside.

Visitors meet artists, snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view painting demonstrations, listen to artists talks and enjoy live performances in music.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

For more info about the Art Walk events, please visit www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

 

Q: What is a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode, you ask?

A: Fariweather House and Gallery has had the privilege to offer painting demonstrations, titled Painting Seaside LIVE ™ during most of the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks. Resident artists have been very generous, as it is a compliment to be asked, and they always immediately respond with an enthusiastic, “yes” when asked to perform a painting episode.

 

“Painting is a passion. The Painting Seaside LIVE ™ process gives the artists the chance to share this passion with the onlookers. Artists enjoy the opportunity being authentic in what they are experiencing. Surely, the LIVE episodes, sponsored by Fairweather House and Gallery, are, truly, one of the ways that artists “live the process” and help patrons grow to appreciate art, as well.” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

To read more about the gallery and view the artist’s work , please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

 

“Joy Of Spring”, 12 x 12  watercolor on textured gesso canvas.

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist.

“We can feel the exuberant energy of growth in the fresh textures and colors enveloping us in spring.”

 

“Reaching For The Light”, 10 x 8 watercolor on gessoed board.

Painted on site. Crystal  Springs garden.

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist.

“Flowers stretch for their place in the sun, for the best light and air, as all of us do.”

 

 

“Waiting For Spring” , 8 x10  watercolor and acrylic on gessoed board.

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist.

“Cool colors and bare branches suggest winter, but the warm earth hints at changing weather. The egret waits and makes the best of the present.”

 

Bev Drew Kindley

Artist Statement:

Happiness is being outdoors absorbing nature– watching, waiting, sensing, and beginning to notice the poetry of the flow of shapes and colors, the grand design.  Next best are my many reminders and memories of the beauty seen and felt.  A strong wish to share observations leads to ideas, sketches, and choices. 

Sometimes I may feel watercolor best expresses the mood with its depth of color and independent ways of spontaneously creating shapes and textures suggesting nature.  

I have learned to “Let IT do IT”, meaning to allow and appreciate the ways of water with pigment while gently modifying to strengthen the emerging theme.  Watercolor on gesso-primed board or canvas gives more possibilities and can be varnished for protection.

Sometimes varied layers of acrylic paint as well can create intriguing depth and texture.  My paintings can be reminders to you of how refreshing it is to let intuition and experimenting be your guide.

 

 

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is free and is open to the public.

The Art Walk is all about seeing art in the galleries and boutiques located between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Visitors meet artists, snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view painting demonstrations, listen to artist’s talks and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

March 2, 5-7:pm

Opening artist reception for “March”, an exhibition

Bev Drew Kindley, en plein air artist

Dr. Dale J. Veith, fine art photographer

Russell J. Young, landscape photographer

Leah Kohlenberg, abstract painter

Mary Hurst, Celtic jewelry designer

T. Diane Copenhaver, acrylic  artist

Meet and greet the artists in attendance

Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration

LIVE music by Shirley 88

Habitat lecture by  local naturalist Neal Maine at 6:pm.

For more info about Art Walk events, please visit www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk

 

 

Bev Drew Kindley will offer an artist talk during the opening reception on March 2 at Fairweather’s

Bev Drew Kindley

“I’m a native Oregonian who paints to understand, and enjoy the inspiration of unique moments of light and weather. My impressionistic works of art are to viewed as visual celebrations, connecting with light, color, form, texture and design. It’s my way of communicating with the world. My hope is to encourage appreciate and protection of our heritage and world. 

Learning to paint has been an on-going process since I first began drawing, with further education from Portland State University, Portland Community College and individual workshops…I have been always curious and fascinated with the power of the individual to create.

Exhibiting throughout Oregon, as well as, painting the coastal areas, has encouraged my productivity and experimenting with different medias– oil, gouache, watercolor, pastel and others.

I have taught painting classes and worked in the art business for quite some time. At present, my greater enthusiasm is painting “en plein air”, a French term, meaning to paint working outdoors, and capturing the light without a short time frame because of the immediacy of the experience, as well as, the abundance of visual information along with the possibility of sudden breakthroughs in methods due to improvising.

All of my recent work begins with the experience of the real location, later finished in the studio, oftentimes with the aid of sketches and photos of the location.”  

Education:

Portland State University, degrees in Art and Philosophy
Portland Community College, degree in Art
Independent studies and workshops, including Al Brouilette

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