For SHADOWS original calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

Imagine quote by John Lennon created in calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

 

Shadows quote by Penelope Culbertson.

 

Penelope Culbertson began her art studies at the Portland Art Museum as a child, in the art department at Cleveland High School, at Reed College with calligraphy master Lloyd Reynolds, at Willamette University in Salem, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute de Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico.

Penelope was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board. Penelope worked in the Hawaii State Artist-in-School program and showed as the Artist-in-Residence at the Hyatt Regency. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Royal Waikoloan Hotel.

Since her return to Portland, Penelope has had seventeen solo exhibits of her watercolors. She showed year round at the Hawthorne Arts Gallery and annually at the Buckman Art Show where she was the founding chairman of the Children’s Art Sale. She taught children’s art classes at the Buckman Arts Magnet Elementary and for the Portland Parks Dept. in their after-school program. In 1999 she helped produce a book of children’s watercolors about the Portland Water System. She was co-founder of The Hawthorne Arts Guild and showed in all their monthly group shows.

 

 

Penelope teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy. She is a member of the Portland Society of Calligraphy. She exhibits her art at Fairweather  Gallery in Seaside, Oregon.

 

Fun facts: 

In Penelope Culberston’s calligraphy class at Reed College there was a fellow student, Steve Jobs (Apple computer founder).

There is a theory that the computers today would not have the font choices without the learning seed  planted by Reed College calligraphy professor Lloyd Reynolds. 

 

Penelope Culbertson, at the opening reception of SHADOWS on October 7th, in addition to offering a scribing LIVE episode, will offer an artist’s talk  about  significant quotes that have made a difference in tilting the world to a better place!!!

 

Save the date and time!

 

Celebrating 13 years in 2017, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held on October 7, 5-7: pm.

Visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine or snag appetizers by favorite restaurants or personal chefs, view artist demonstrations and, oftentimes, enjoy live performances in music.

The event is free and is all about seeing and selling art in the sponsoring galleries and boutiques located between Holladay and Broadway in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Complimentary parking for the historic Gilbert District is on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway

Opening reception for SHADOWS, an exhibition that focuses on the interplay of light and dark through selected art that expresses time as the fall season progresses.

New artwork by Northwest artists Diane Copenhaver, Penelope Culbertson, Gregory Bell, Janet Hickox,  Lisa Wiser , Ashley Howarth,  Whelsey Whelp, Karen E. Lewis, Tamara Johnson and Marga Stanley will be featured.

Artists will be in attendance to meet patrons and to speak about their art.

Take a note!

Calligrapher Penelope Culbertson will offer her annual Fairweather scribing LIVE episode!

 

Seaside/ Gearhart naturalist Neal Maine will speak at 6: pm about the autumn ecology of the local habitat.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

Special guest of honor will be Flynn,  “the handsomest Kestrel around and one of the  WCNC Ambassador Birds”  will be on hand celebrating the opening of Fairweather’s new exhibition SHADOWS!

 

SHADOWS, the opening reception for Fairweather’s October exhibition, will be a benefit for Wildife Center of the North Coast!

 

 

Timely quote by master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson.

For ICONIC, an art exhibition, through June, 2017.

 Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside

Definition of iconic:

1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon

2: widely recognized and well-established •an iconic brand name

3: widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence •an iconic image •an iconic vacation

 

Penelope Culbertson offered a scribing LIVE episode during the opening reception of Iconic on June 3rd.

 

 

 

For Iconic, an exhibition, Penelope Culbertson created new water-color works combined with calligraphy.  In addition, in the photo are seascapes  by Lee Munsell.  Throughout the years, water-color artist and master calligrapher Penelope Culbertson  has appeared during events at Fairweather’s to offer art lectures, calligraphy history lessons, and scribing LIVE events.

For more about the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com/ artists/ … Penelope Culbertson. …Lee Munsell

Original work by Penelope Culbertson.

Penelope Culbertson began her art studies at the Portland Art Museum as a child, in the art department at Cleveland High School, at Reed College with calligraphy master Lloyd Reynolds, at Willamette University in Salem, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute de Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico.

Penelope was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board. Penelope worked in the Hawaii State Artist-in-School program and showed as the Artist-in-Residence at the Hyatt Regency. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Royal Waikoloan Hotel.

Since her return to Portland, Penelope has had seventeen solo exhibits of her watercolors. She showed year round at the Hawthorne Arts Gallery and annually at the Buckman Art Show where she was the founding chairman of the Children’s Art Sale. She taught children’s art classes at the Buckman Arts Magnet Elementary and for the Portland Parks Dept. in their after-school program. In 1999 she helped produce a book of children’s watercolors about the Portland Water System. She was co-founder of The Hawthorne Arts Guild and showed in all their monthly group shows.

Penelope teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy. She is a member of the Portland Society of Calligraphy.

 

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Q: What is calligraphy, you ask?

A: Calligraphy is the art of forming beautiful symbols by hand and arranging them well. It’s a set of skills and techniques for positioning and inscribing words so they show integrity, harmony, some sort of ancestry and rhythm.

Symbol is a mark which has a specific agreed-upon meaning in a language, like a letter of the alphabet, a numeral or a word. Integrity of a letter means admirable proportions and form. Harmony describes a pleasing relationship between different visual elements in a piece of calligraphy: parts of a letter, letters, words, the whole text and surrounding space. Ancestry refers to the heritage of letter-shapes, materials and techniques which calligraphers use. Rhythm means the calligrapher’s deliberate repetition and variation of marks and spaces to create feelings of pattern and emphasis.

But wait, there’s more about calligraphy…

The Oxford English Dictionary defines calligraphy as:

1. Beautiful handwriting; elegant penmanship. (Early seventeenth century.)
2. Style of handwriting, penmanship generally. (Mid-seventeenth century.)
3. In painting etc.: beauty of line; (elegant) brushwork. (Early twentieth century.)

(The word comes from kallos, Greek, meaning ‘beauty’ and -graphy, ‘a style of method or writing, drawing, etc’ which in turn comes from graphe, Greek, meaning ‘drawing, writing’.)

… calligraphy is a script that exhibits exceptional and often self-conscious artistry and aesthetic quality in design and execution. (M. P. Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (London: The British Library, 1994)

Calligraphy is a skill. This skill involves touch, pressure, hand movement, unity, and that elusive quality we term “beauty.” (V. Studley, Calligraphy (NY: Dover, 1991)

http://www.calligraphy-skills.com/what-is-calligraphy.html

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Voted #1 of top ten 2014 Faiweather moments!

BELONGING, August 2014.

Photographer Neal Maine, artist Victoria Brooks, River Inn at Seaside manager Masud Khan, Denise Fairweather, artist Penelope Culbertson and artist Paul Brent.

The launching of a first-ever-all-local art installation happened at Seaside’s newest built hotel, The River Inn.

BELONGING provided ample opportunity for the artists, who found inspiration for their art throughout the stunning Necancium River estuary and the Pacific Ocean, to meet and greet hotel guests and art patrons.

We raise a toast to Seaside Hospitality! Masud Khan and his sister hotels, The River Inn, Inn at Seaside and City Center Motel. Masud and his people are definitely creating a legacy of commitment in making a difference, in Neal Maine’s words “along the coastal edge.”

Fun Fact:
Proceeds from the art installation was forwarded to NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

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Calligraphy art by Penelope Culberston.

In honor of the 100th birthday of William Stafford, a former Oregon poet laureate, an exhibition of calligraphic renderings of some of Stafford’s poems and other writing is being presented. Fairweather gallery calligrapher Penelope Culbertson has designed and chose a script to express her reaction to his work.

The exhibition continues through Nov 9th at the Collins Gallery, Multnomah Public Library, 801 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205.

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FUN FACT: The Portland Society for Calligraphy was founded by Lloyd Reynolds with a vision: “Through study, understanding, and critical practice, let us promote this healthy arts and crafts movement.”

 

Thanks for the opportunity to show my work.Thank you  for the photos from the October 4th Art Walk and  the conga line slide show is marvelous!”

–Penelope Culbertson

 

Artist’s back story: Penelope Culbertson began her art studies at the Portland Art Museum as a child, in the art department at Cleveland High School, at Reed College with calligraphy master Lloyd Reynolds, at Willamette University in Salem, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute de Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico. She was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Royal Waikoloan Hotel. Penelope teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She has exhibited at Fairweather’s for several years and is a frequent Seaside First Saturday Art Walk guest artist.

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Penelope Culbertson, master calligrapher, pictured in the art of giving. Thrilled the visiting art patrons drafting quotes.

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Artist Penelope Culbertson, master calligrapher, showing her award winning art.  Penelope, a featured artist for the June Art Walk, “Doing Good Works” is the founding chairman of the Buckman Children’s Art Show.