Emerging artist Hall of Fame:

2006 Kristin Qian

2007 Britney Drumheller

2008 Nick Brakel

2009 Robert McWhirter

2010 Michael Wing/ Neal Maine

2011 Michele Bettger

2012 Rebecca Gore

2013 Gayle H. Seely

2014 Linda Trexler

2015 Diane Copenhaver

2016 Ashley Howarth

2017 Whelpsy Whelp

Take note!

2018 Veronica Russell

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

August 4, 2018

5-7:pm 

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

12th Annual Emerging Artist exhibition

Veronica Russell artist launch.

 

“Beneath” lino wood block print.   

2018 emerging artist.

Veronica Russell.

 

Veronica Russell is a mixed media artist whose work explores her fascination with the natural world, and also at times, her avid fandom for sci-fi and horror. Her pieces are typically built around printmaking, for example an original lino cut printed in black on the foundation of a watercolor background, with finish details painted in metallics as a third, light-catching layer.

Russell’s current series Lost & Found at Seaside depicts everyday organic objects that one may find lying around on the beach. Pieces in this series draw from Russell’s previous work in macro photography, encouraging beachcombers to look closer at what they may have considered “common.” In looking closer we discover unexpected beauty, the intricacies that most people don’t stop to notice: a faint pattern in the texture of a sand dollar skeleton, the ridges looping in ovals around the shell of a clam with razor-sharp edges, the slick other-worldly pods adorning the strands of a bull kelp tangle at surf’s edge.

However, it’s not only beauty one finds when looking so closely. This is where those touches of the surreal may come in to Russell’s work. Looking closely at this series, one may notice that the subjects are beautiful and interesting pieces of nature, but they are all either dead, dying, or about to be eaten!

Russell hopes her work celebrates the fleeting beauty and some of the mystery in our naturally imperfect world.

Veronica Russell is a mixed media artist who has lived on the Oregon coast for 25+ years. While studying creative writing at Pacific University in 2001, she took as many art courses as she could: photography, pottery & sculpture, graphic design, and her favorite, printmaking. Her fascination for creating wood and linocuts stuck. After college, while her art was relegated to a hobby, she spent time as managing editor and graphic designer for travel publications on the coast. Russell feels blessed to be able to work on her art full time now. Her work draws from her deep admiration for the natural world, and on occasion, her avid fandom for film and literature, particularly the sci-fi and horror genres. Russell’s current mixed-media work centers around a block print, using other media to layer in texture, color, and overall finish to her multilayered pieces.

 

TAKE A NOTE!

 

Veronica Russell  and her art will be launched at Fairweather’s! 

Fairweather’s emerging artists are selected through an audition process and receive gallery mentoring.

Since 2006 Fairweather’s has selected emerging artists who take risks, embrace challenges and are rigorous in their approach to creation and production.

All the featured artists have yearned to further their professional achievement through a curated gallery exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the date and time

June 2, 5-7:pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Free and open to the public

 

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

 

To read more about the gallery,  please go to www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Fairweather House and Gallery welcomes new regional  Jan Rimerman and Barbara Martin for the June exhibition.

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

A Painting Seaside LIVE ™ demonstration by artist Carolyn Macpherson.

Live music by Ron Burghard.

 

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

 

 

 

 
Artist Mike Mason is holding “Allium onion. “
 The Allium or “onion blossom,” grows from a single bulb. Representing: unity, humility, and patience it kindly rules over these ancient ferns. Ferns are fascinators with magical powers of invisibility. They are said to assist in seeing into the future as well as facilitating eternal youthfulness.
“Love In The Mist” by Mike Mason.
Do not be tricked by her sharp presentation. Nigella Damascena or “Love In The Mist,” is a soft plant that says “Kiss me!” Historically evoking images of “The Bride,” with her hair down as a sign of purity. A concept reinforced in this image by the foundation of purity and love associated with the white rose petals on which they are placed. Printed on metal.
“Iris” by Mike Mason.
A family of friendly tiny purple Japanese Iris share their message of Purity. With Respect, Wisdom and Valor these flowers faithfully transport you to the glowing beyond. A place filled with the Joy, Optimism, and Friendship promised by the yellow Rose.
 
“Calla Lilies” by Mike Mason.
This world created by Peony petals offer an environment teaming with romance. It sings about prosperity and good fortune and is such an honorable place for a grouping of faithful, elegant and mysterious black Calla Lilies to dance.


Mike Mason, artist, spoke about his pressed flower art and demonstrated his art during the opening reception for Observing Botany at the Fairweather House and Gallery for April Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

“My art is created with “nature’s paint brush.” Using dried and pressed flower and plant product to create my “brushstrokes.” Each fragile petal is glued and perfectly placed in collage style. I have the original art photographed to capture the color that only occurs in Nature.”

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

Trending in MARCH. 

FRESH GREENS

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

Just in! Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

The Eyes Have It.  Saw-whet owl.

And, too, it’s a nearly, dearly life-size image (abt. 6″h)!

Proceeds in support of NCLC.

 

 

Found in a coastal scrub nest box placed  for local wood ducks, a saw-whet owl, flew out to land on  a branch, where it watched the birders doing the nest box housekeeping, then flew back into the box, with a nod and a  howdy do hoot. Saw-whets winter in dense forests along the coast range.

About the Northern Saw-whet Owl:

 

Birders who prowl through conifer groves in winter sometimes find this round-headed little gnome perched there, sitting still as if to avoid notice. Avoiding notice is a task at which this owl often succeeds; it is overlooked in many places where it occurs. Late at night, males give a rhythmic tooting song that may go on for hours with scarcely a break. The bird was named for this song, which reminded settlers of the sound of a whetstone sharpening a saw.

Nesting

Early in breeding season, male sings incessantly at night to defend territory and attract a mate. Nest site is in cavity in tree, usually 15-60′ above ground. Mostly use abandoned woodpeckers holes. Will also use artificial nest boxes. Apparently will not use same site two years in a row.

Length 7.1–8.3 in
Wingspan 16.5–18.9 in

Weight 2.3–5.3 oz

 www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/northern-saw-whet-owl

 

 

 

Just in, another new image from  Neal Maine:  “Bachelor Herd” of elk.

Photo within walking distance of downtown Seaside.

 

For more images, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine.

Save dates and times.

Neal Maine, naturalist, biologist, and nature photographer, will lecture about  the ecology of the local habitat during the 2018 Seaside First Saturday Art Walks at  Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, Seaside, Oregon.

Save the dates.  Save the times. Neal Maine lectures at 6:pm

  • March 3rd
  • April 7th
  • May 5th
  • June 2nd
  • July 7th
  • August 4th
  • September 1st
  • October 6th
  • November 3rd
  • December 1st

 

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

SEEK, an art exhibition, through December

Opening reception images

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 


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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Hooded Merganser by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images. Proceed in support of NCLC.

Art titled: Duck Daze, a trio of native ducks by Neal Maine.

Golden Eye, Wooduck and Merganser photographed on the Neacoxie water, Gearhart, Oregon.

For more about the ducks, please visit http://www.audubon. org …

To view more Neal Maine/ PacifcLight Images, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Neal Maine

 

AND, TOO, FOR FIRST LOOK… HAND TURNED ORNAMENTS BY MIKE BROWN!

 

One-of-a-kind burl and ebony wood ornaments!

To view more work by Mike Brown, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Mike Brown

 

 

In addition, wood worker Daniel Harris just delivered a set of new bowls for FIRST LOOK!