Art Walk hostesses open MAKING WAVES with a group wave. Kathy, Kate, Saundra, Denise, Joan and Kay.

 

Artists Paul Brent, Leah Kohlenberg and Sharon Abbott-Furze meet and greet each other during the MAKING WAVES opening reception.

 

 

Artist Jan Rimerman meets artist Phil Juttelstad.

Artist Victoria Brooks greets an art patron during the MAKING WAVES Meet and Greet event on July 6th.

 

Wildlife photographer Neal Maine answers a habitat question during the July  6th Meet and Greet event at Fairweather’s.

 

Question: What is a Meet and Greet event, you ask?

Answer: This event is an opportunity for featured artists to meet interested patrons, other artists, network, and engage with the community. Each Seaside First Saturday Art Walk  event at Fairweather’s  includes a short talk  with information on a variety of topics suggested by artists.

Who doesn’t dream of meeting their favorite artist? You may think that it’s impossible to do so, but in Seaside, it’s easier than you think.

Next MEET and GREET will be August 3, 5-7pm. Free and open to the public.

 

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

 

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Seaside Art Scene – Seaside Oregon

Seaside Art Scene


Apr 19, 2019 – Seaside is well-known for its scenic coastline, color-drenched sunsets and abundant natural beauty, but this coastal town has an artsy side, too.

 

The art exhibit called Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale finishes its run in Seaside at the end of June.  The project, sponsored by The Wetlands Conservancy, is a traveling show that highlights the beauty and ecological significance of Oregon’s coastal estuaries and intertidal areas.  What makes this exhibit unique is the collaboration between scientists and artists, and the degree to which the artists researched the topic in detail as part of the creative process. What emerged is a collection of about 200 delightful pieces by 84 artists.

The exhibit opened in May at Oregon State University and moved to Seaside on display at Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside, as well as at the Art-in-the-Loft Gallery in Beach Books.   The entire collection can be viewed on-line through a link on the Wetlands Conservancy’s web site.     https://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/ode-to-tides-art-exhibit/

 

The images of the habitats at the intersection of land, saltwater and freshwater, and the fish, wildlife and invertebrates that frequent these unique areas are explored in a wide variety of media including paintings, felt sculptures, glass mobiles and mosaics, wood, paper, woolen tapestries, mixed media, floral collages, photographs, ceramics, and more. Each of the locations include special programs –lectures, tours, hands-on activities and other experiences to help visitors learn about coastal estuaries and intertidal areas.  Local naturalist Neal Maine and several of the artists offered an interpretive program the Seaside Library.

Ode to the Tides follows a similar project in 2017 called Beaver Tales, which focused exclusively on beavers and their habitat to help people gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for these industrious little wetland-creating rodents. Also a traveling show sponsored by the Wetlands Conservancy, the Seaside exhibition at Fairweather House and Gallery sold more beaver-themed art for a greater total amount than any of the other 6 locations around the state.

Sales of Ode to the Tides art  during the Seaside exhibition  at Fairweather House and Gallery have also been impressive -fifteen pieces sold.  Many of the buyers turned out to be artists purchasing the work of other artists, which indicates the high quality and variety of the work.

 

 

Best of Show shipping box is awarded to: Artist Bonnie MacLachlan Garlington for her box with foam edging, velcro, and ease of sliding art in and out.

Since the exhibit will travel throughout the state, it was essential that the pieces be properly packaged for travel, wrapped inside with bubble wrap or other material that would protect it from scratches and scrapes, and then placed in a secure cardboard carton that could be easily opened and closed multiple times.

 

 

Best “blooper” email:

We invite you to participate in an art exhibit to be sponsored by The Wetlands Conservancy (https://wetlandsconservancy.org/). It is called Ode to the Tides, and will feature art in a variety of media that tells a story about the beauty and ecological importance of coastal estuaries, tide pools, and the creatures therein…

“Thank you very much for the invitation to participate an art exhibit sponsored by The Wetlands Conservancy Ode to the Tides. I am very happy and will gladly submit my work to support the project. However, I do not live in this region where, there coastal estuaries, rocky shores, and tidal pools are. For me to get to these places is a great deal of effort. In my region where I am living, there are rivers canals and smaller lakes and reservoirs. If I can assist with the species in these habitats, please let me know. I will love to submit my work.” —Roy Lowe, Germany/ http://www.geocities.ws/roylowe

 

 

The remaining art returns to storage in a Seaside airplane hangar until its next exhibition. Ode to the Tides – de-install June 30.

Staff/Volunteers:  Sara and Jeff, Emily Miller, Jani Hoberg, Jan Rimerman, Agnes Field, Kirsten Horning, Paul Brent, Mike Mason, Anny Sears, Adrienne Stacy, Diane Copenhaver and Jane and Joe McGeehan deliver empty boxes, pack art, and transport art to storage area.

 

 

Runner-up “blooper” Seaside de-install email:

“I must admit, I’m not entirely certain who you are or what you’re talking about. I’m guessing you got the wrong Mike Mason. Either that or I somehow managed (while in a hic-cup moment) to volunteer to help take down what I assume is an art show, in what appears to be Seaside, Oregon?

Either way I can’t make it because I’m scheduled to work my job here in good old Minneapolis, Minnesota; and it just wouldn’t be realistic for me to do both. I wish you good luck in packing up the show and I hope you find your Mike Mason.” —Mike Mason, Minnesota

 

Through August and September, the Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale will be transported and displayed in the Newport Visual Arts Center, the Visitors’ Center at the Marine Science Center and at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The exhibit will continue through September at these locations. In the Newport area, The Wetlands Conservancy, OSU Marine Science Center, and local naturalists will present programs and tours throughout the Newport exhibition.

 

 

And, then, the Seaside airplane hanger returns to the Gage drone.

 

Q: What has the drone filmed, you ask?

A: Gearhart Elk Parade by Jeff Gage.  Watch live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uYCPRVtwuM&sns=em

 

Well played. Ode to the Tides Seaside Exhibition

Jeff and Sara Vickerman

 

Sara Vickerman is the volunteer curator for the exhibit. She retired from a professional career in wildlife conservation, and has a  special passion for nature-oriented art. Sara has degrees in art, anthropology, biology, geography and education.

 

 

 

The exhibit opened in May at Oregon State University and moves on to Newport for August and September, with a portion on display in Hood River in September.  It concludes in November and December at the Beaverton Library and City Hall.  The entire collection can be viewed on-line through a link on the Wetlands Conservancy’s web site.     https://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/ode-to-tides-art-exhibit/

For more information, contact the curator, Sara Vickerman (svickerman@comcast.net).

“Deep” by Emily Miller encaustic

Emily Miller is a lifelong artist with a passion for materials. Her ocean-inspired artwork ranges from plein air watercolor landscapes to abstract encaustic wax paintings, ceramics, fiber art, and more. Her artwork often focuses on conservation issues, recycled materials, and ecology themes, with a portion of sales benefiting ocean conservation.

Born in California, Emily spent childhood summers on the tiny island of Deer Isle, Maine, and moved to Kauai at the age of sixteen. After twelve years on Kauai as an award-winning artist and graphic designer, Emily relocated to Oregon where her artwork continues to explore the coast and the seasons.

Emily fell in love with watercolor over 25 years ago, painting landscapes and local culture on Kauai and around the world. Her paintings now specialize in sharing the beauty of Oregon landscapes and seascapes in a variety of mediums including watercolor, acrylic, and encaustic wax.

“Kelp Shadows” by Emily Miller encaustic

 

 

 

 

During the opening reception of MAKING WAVES, Emily Miller offered an artist talk.

Photo collage by 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.

 

“Tideline” by Emily Miller  encaustic

“The rhythms of the ocean are my greatest source of inspiration. I find painting with encaustic wax to be a spontaneous and intuitive process reminiscent of the ocean’s movement. I use techniques that generate sweeping, gestural forms to create my most fluid and abstract artwork. Bold color, unpredictable detail and collaged natural elements explore the ocean’s deep currents and ever-changing tideline.” Emily Miller

Introducing artists Sharon Abbott-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

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

Q: Where in the world has Emily Miller been recently, you ask?

A: Emily Miller was the artist behind the paper moon for her work that was juried into the Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale May-December 2019.

Q; Where was the artist, most recently, you ask?

A:  Emily Miller was the artist in residence at Elisabeth Jones Art Center May 2 – June 23 for the Ghost Net Landscape, a community interactive installation & performance.

 

 

Q: Anywhere else in the last 30 days, you ask?

A: Emily Miller was the artist on the ledge at the group art show for Ode to the Tides at Art-in-the-Loft Gallery in Seaside, installing on May 30 and de-installing the exhibition on May 30.

 

 

After ten years as a painter, Emily began her study of sculpture and ceramics with an endless enthusiasm for exploring new materials. Her recent projects include the “100 Turtles” ceramics project, “Ghost Net Baskets” made with reclaimed fishing rope, and “Urchin Bowls,” a line of sea urchin-inspired porcelain bowls.

#12 _Morning Crest Oil 30x40 Morning speaks to me of hope and energy and new possibilities. Each bright day is new and will be as rich as i make it.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. My work explores natural beauty and cycles of change centered on coastal environments, where our human connection to nature becomes clear.

“A central part of my art practice deals with changes at the meeting point of the natural and human worlds. I see the coast as a border between the known and the unknown, and I am fascinated with what lies beyond this dividing line.”

© Emily Miller 2018- 2019

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“The Rocks at Ecola” oil on canvas by Phil Juttelstad

“My work has been influenced by prior training in architecture and related disciplines.  My design aesthetic is also inspired by the environment of the Pacific Northwest- the skies; the land and the water.”

Q: Where is Ecola, you ask?

A:   Wrapping around Tillamook Head, between Seaside and Cannon BeachEcola State Park stretches along 9 miles of coastline and offers outstanding sightseeing and recreation opportunities combined with a storied past. Read more at…

Ecola State Park – Oregon State Parks and Recreation

https://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=136

 

 

“Over the Bar” oil on canvas by Phil Juttelstad

 

“My work is primarily executed in the studio from reference photographs and on-site sketches. I prepare preliminary color studies to establish volume and value relations and then work directly on canvas or gessoed panels in either oil or acrylic mediums.”

Q:  What does the term “over the bar” mean, you ask?

A:  A bar is a sandy bank or shoal that forms at the mouth of a river, harbor, bay or … Between these driving winds and the large waves, vessels crossing the bar … Read more at…

The Columbia River Bar | Oceanscape Network – Oregon Coast …

oceanscape.aquarium.org/explore/general_articles/the-columbia-river-bar

 

“Shore Acres over Quiet Waves”  oil on canvas by Phil Juttelstad

 

“Forms and Structures; Lines and Shapes…these are the elements that interest me and are depicted in my work. Whether abstract or contemporarily realistic, this dynamic between the built and natural environment is explored and rendered in my work.”

Q: Where is Shore Acres, you ask?

A:  Perched on rugged sandstone cliffs high above the ocean,Shore Acres State Park is an exciting and unexpected combination of beautiful natural and … Read more at…

Shore Acres State Park – Oregon State Parks and Recreation

https://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=68

 

Philip Juttelstad, artist

“I have enjoyed the study of the regional artists of the Pacific Northwest that have contributed to this style of work; Carl Hall, Carl Morris and C.C. McKim, among others. In my work that depicts the built environment, I look for the hand of man on the face of nature and try to depict the shapes, planes and spatial relations of structure and the interesting interdependencies that buildings can create within the landscape. Tonality within the landscape is also a favorite subject of mine and I enjoy the exploration of the effects of atmosphere, light and shadow.”

 

 

During the opening reception of MAKING WAVES, artist Phil Juttelstad offered an artist lecture.

Art patrons viewed the art of Phil Juttelstad during the Jul. 06th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

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 Abbott-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

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

 

 

Feb. 2019

“Thank you so much for the conversation and the invitation to join you in your July show. My wife Holly and I enjoyed your gallery and look forward to working with you in the near future. Cheers.” Phil Juttelstad.

 

Copyright © 2019  Phil Juttelstad/ Fairweather House and Galllery

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 


“Bring in on” original oil on linen by Victoria Brooks

 

“The Challenge” 20 x 24 oil on linen by Victoria Brooks

 

 

“Luminosity”  18 x 24 oil on linen by Victoria Brooks


“Her Pinkness”  19 x 24 oil on linen by Victoria Brooks

 

Victoria Brooks

About the artist:

Through numerous gallery exhibitions and shows, art lovers around the world have come to admire and enjoy the art works of Victoria Brooks. She captures the essence of sun-drenched summertime-at-the-beach images in a vibrant, impressionistic style.

Victoria’s paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in romantic, richly conceived landscapes and seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. Her special talents are particularly evident in her expressive portraits where she reflects the mood and inner nature of her subjects.

After a successful career and many national awards as an art director in television and motion pictures, she pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for 20 years.

In addition to being a talented studio artist, she is an accomplished plein air painter as well. She has won numerous “Best of Show” awards for her studio and plein air works. Victoria loves teaching oil and watercolor painting and is a favorite of art clubs for her informative art demonstrations. She teaches plein air painting workshops in California, Italy, France, Ireland and Greece.

Victoria is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) and the American Impressionist Society (AIS). She also is an Artist Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.

Please visit the artist’s tab/ Victoria Brooks at http://www.fairweatherhosueandgallery.com

 

 

Victoria Brooks offered a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ event during the opening reception of MAKING WAVES on July 6.

 

 

Victoria Brooks lectured about her MAKING WAVES art during the July MEET and GREET event for Fairweather’s Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

Victoria Brooks received a 10 year anniversary celebration cake for exhibiting at Fairweather’s on July 6. In addition, hostess Joan Smith, artist Paul Brent and photographer Neal Maine celebrated 10 years with Fairweather’s.

 

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 artists: Blue Bond, Nick Brakel, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, 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 Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

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

2019 is the tenth year that  Victoria Brooks has exhibited during the summer months at Fairweather’s.

Victoira Brooks has painted LIVE during several Fairweather events.

Enjoy the slide show of ten, 10 , TEN!!! years with Victoria in Seaside.

 

 

 

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Q: Where in the world, recently, was Victoria Brooks, you ask?

A:  “We just returned from our first trip to Africa. It was a photo safari, led by the same instructor we went to Patagonia with a couple of years ago. First we went to the Serengeti, in Tanzania  and then to hike to the gorillas in Uganda.  We saw over 90 lions, almost every imaginable animal native to the area. We stopped at a Maasi Village for a performance and cultural exchange. I hope to paint some of these beautiful people as well as the animals in their environment.”  Victoria Brooks

“I love reading your blogs, looks like the Gallery is the most happening place on earth! I’m very excited about my show with you in July. I’m attaching images of the work I will be bringing. I’m also working on a series of small wave paintings. I will send photos of the waves when I get them. Thanks so much. See you soon.”  Victoria Brooks

 

 

 

 

‘Mystery’ original pen and ink by Vanessa K. Stokes

 

 

“Complete Me” by Vanessa K. Stokes.

Portraiture art work with mirror.

Vanessa Kalani Stokes  creates traditional and original anime (pronounced AH-nee-may) work. The word anime is often defined as “animation from Japan.” When you see “anime,” images of large doe-like eyes, funny and colorful hair, and peculiar fashion come to mind. Outside Japan, anime refers specifically to animation from Japan or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. One of the most distinctive characteristics of anime resides in the characters’ faces. While anime characters may possess bodies with relatively proportional body parts, the heads, hair, and facial expressions are usually exaggerated and brightly colored.

 

 

Vanessa K. Stokes and her art.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

May 2018

“Portraiture” featuring regional artists Leah Kohlenberg, Susan Romersa, Patricia Clark-Finley, Rebecca Gore, Carolynn Wagler, Carolyn Macpherson, Mike Mason and Russell J. Young.

Welcoming new artists Karen Doyle, Lisa Robinson and Shelby Silver.

Introducing new emerging artists Tamara Watanabe and Vanessa K. Stokes.

 

Emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes speaks about her art at Fairweather’s.

 

The art selected is a debut exhibition contemplating character in portrait drawings and oil sketches displaying the relationship between artist and sitter as its central subject. Vanessa K. Stokes is a young self-taught Northwest artist who works with pen and ink to create modern pop culture inspired art with Japanese Manga influences. D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

Q: What are some of the Fairweather’s emerging artists doing now, you ask?

A: Kristin Qian is a Princeton graduate, and currently attending Harvard;  Britney Drumheller works as an artist based in Bend for producing designs for Macy’s in NYC.; Nick Brakel, after recovering from a traumatic brain injury, has learned to paint again, and has had art selected for an upcoming exhibit at OSU;  Robert McWhirter was juried into an exhibition curated by the director of the Portland Art Museum; Michael Wing is doing commissioned photographs of collector cars, most recently a Lamborghini; Rebecca Gore  had art selected for a permanent display in a NW winery;  Gayle H. Seely has patrons who continue collect her seed pearl mosaics; Diane Copenhaver has had a solo show in Bellevue as well as having art selected for an upcoming exhibit at OSU; Veronica Russell continues to work in lino-cut print art, as well as having art selected for the 2019 Ode to the Tides exhibit at OSU; and Brenda Gordon continues to show art on display at Fairweather’s.

“Ocean Ears”

Nike Beach Dog named Stevie

7×5” original oil on panel by Karen Doyle

 

“Making Friends”

Nike Beach Dog named Daphne

8×8” original oil on panel by Karen Doyle

 

Karen Doyle paints to express the intense feelings she gets from looking at ordinary beauty – the trees in all the seasons, hillsides, coastlines, and vineyards.  As a dog lover, she is drawn to paint those adorable creatures.

Her oil paintings are filled with juicy color and texture.  Karen’s art is influenced by the light of the California Bay Area where she grew up, and the Pacific Northwest which has been her home for over 25 years.   Karen enjoys sharing her paintings with the local community as much as she can.  

About the artist:

Karen Doyle is an award-winning professional fine artist who creates modern impressionistic paintings en Plein Air (out of doors) and in her studio.  An artist since childhood, Karen began formal art instruction in oils and pastels at age 13.  She studied art during high school and college, and obtained a Certificate in Fine Art at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 1998.

Associations and Memberships

  • Alla Prima Portland
  • American Impressionist Society
  • Arts Council of Lake Oswego
  • Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
  • NIKE Artists Network
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society

Teaching and Demonstrations

  • Alla Prima with Oils, LEAD Conference, Nike, Oregon – October 2018
  • Outdoor Painting for Beginners, LEAD Conference, Nike, Oregon – October 2018

Live Art Fundraising

  • The World is Your Canvas, Live painting for French American International School Annual Gala, Portland Oregon – April 2017

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 “Portraiture” featuring regional artists Leah Kohlenberg, Susan Romersa, Patricia Clark-Finley, Rebecca Gore, Carolynn Wagler, Carolyn Macpherson, Mike Mason and Russell J. Young.

Welcoming new artists Karen Doyle, Lisa Sofia Robinson and Shelby Silver.

“Nike Beach Dogs” is a new series of portraits by Karen Doyle.  Inspired by a photograph of a co-worker’s dog at the beach, Karen solicited doggy beach photos from Nike employees, inspiring these paintings depicting dogs enjoying the fantastic Oregon Coast.

Introducing new emerging artists Tamara Watanabe and Vanessa K. Stokes.

The art selected is a debut exhibition contemplating character in portrait drawings and oil sketches displaying the relationship between artist and sitter as its central subject,” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

 

 

Q: What are some interesting facts about the artist, you ask?

A: Karen Doyle has participated in multiple Plein Air paint outs, competitions and workshops, attends the annual Plein Air Convention, and paints in her home studio.  She balances her artistic career with the work of raising two children along with her supportive husband, and working as a Software Engineering Manager at Nike Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon.

 

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer.

Fairweather’s opening reception of “Portraiture”

Exhibition view through May 29

Top: Kathy B., Art Walk hostess with emerging artist  Vanessa K. Stokes; artist Deirdra Doan with an artist friend.

Bottom: Katie, Art Walk hostess with artist Karen Doyle talking about her pet portraiture art with her fur-friend; and artist Leah Kohlenberg discussing  her “Portraiture” Exhibition art and Katie.

To see more about the doggie paintings by Karen, go to:

https://karendoylefineart.com/workszoom/2602545https://karendoylefineart.com/workszoom/2602546/silly-sawkinshttps://karendoylefineart.com/workszoom/2616540/two-doggies

Update: Two Nike dog portraits SOLD at Faiweather’s.

Grace note received.

“Wow!  I just opened your card.  Your words are wonderfully strong and powerful, and made me feel amazing!  Thank you so much for your generosity of support, and the opportunity.  I will pass the Ode to the Tides exhibit info along to my Nike friends, especially the two coming out to pick up their doggie portraits. I know that there is room for the doggies through July “Make Waves” as we discussed.  I would be honored by an invitation to show new art in your beautiful space in the coming months. With gratitude, Karen