Before picture of the west wall of the Fairweather Gallery.

Art traveling to Seaside from OSU.

Walls are painted and spot lights set in place for the selected art.

Table displays completed.

Note: Abstract ODE to the Tides art will be displayed in less than 24 hours.

Before picture of the north wall of the gallery, as well as a blank grand piano surface.

Note: Tidal three-dimensional ODE to the TIDES art to be displayed in less than 24 hours.

Before picture of the barn door and grass cloth wall in the gallery.

Note: Under the sea ODE to the TIDES art to be hung in less than 24 hours.

Before photo of the east wall in the Fairweather Gallery.

Note: Green and blue ODE to the TIDES art will be displayed.

Note on the right side of the ladder is a plaque designating D.  Fairweather, gallerist, Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers 1986- present day.

 

“Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, members strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. A.S.I.D. showcases the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.”

 

 

Ode to the Tides art arrives in Seaside in a 15′  moving van on May 29 from OSU.

 

More than 215 works of art from selected NW artists arrives in Seaside on May 29. It has taken  more than one year of curating and selecting Ode to the Tides art. The artists selected for the exhibit created separate and secure boxes and shipping containers as the ODE to the TIDES Art Show and Sale is a traveling exhibit throughout Oregon May-December 2019.

North east wall of the gallery.

Note: In the estuary critters Ode to the Tides art to be displayed in less than 24 hours.

A team of dedicated volunteers unpacked art on May 30 in the wee hours of the morning.

 

“All of this made possible within 24 hours with a lot of help from volunteer artists who worked tirelessly Just to name a few: Mary Burgess, Tom Willing, Jane McGeehan, Emily Miller, curator Sara Vickerman and driver Jeff Gage. Thank you to the City of Seaside for saving the parking spaces on Broadway for the caravan of deliveries as it was transported (by SUV’s one trip at a time from the airport hangar/warehouse).”  D. Fairweather

 

Note received
“The Corvallis/OSU run of the Ode to the Tides art exhibit has been a success.   Tina, the La Sells Stewart  Gallery director said there has been a lot of traffic and excitement about the show and pieces sold. The show has now been installed in Seaside at Fairweather Gallery and Beach Books, where it is being promoted as part of the Seaside Art Walk with a harp concert. There will also be a lecture by Neal Maine (local naturalist and photographer) on June 13 at the Library from 6-8 PM.  

 

Thank you all for your involvement in this project, as it is a great opportunity to get people excited about the conservation of our oceans and estuaries through your beautiful art work. Next to the ocean and estuaries themselves, you are the best ambassadors. We are expecting a great turnout of artists in Seaside Saturday for the opening. If you miss Art Walk, hopefully you can make it Seaside before the show closes at the end of June. We are planning lots of special events for later this summer when the show moves to Newport. We will keep you posted.”

Esther and Sara

Sara Vickerman, art curator

Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale

Esther Lev, Executive Director

The Wetlands Conservancy

4640 SW Macadam, #50

Portland OR, 97239

Office: 503.227.0778

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjaRSCzcuL-sgddpIJtG6NQMGFerAQ

 

Link to the images of the  art arriving.

 

Grace note:

In gratitude to Neal Maine for suggesting that the ODE to the TIDES art could be displayed in his PacificLight Images section of the Fairweather Gallery.  Do not fret, dear NCLC friends, Neal’s art will be on display in the front window and on the south wall of the gallery.

 

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Image:  “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller/ logo calligraphy by Kajira Berry

Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.

 

 

To view the art selection for  the Ode to the Tides Show and Sale, go to https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y

For more info about the art, please contact art curator, Sara Vickerman,   svickerman@comcast.net

 

Original portrait by Leah Kohlenberg.

 

Portrait by Leah Kohlenberg. 

Leah Kohlenberg artist statement:

“I have been painting for 17 years, and am primarily self taught, though I have taken classes at the Gage Academy and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and studied privately with Armenian painters Hakob Hovannisyan, Arthur Sarkissian, and Suren Nersisyan, with Georgian artist Lado Pochkhua, and with Portland Artist Don Bishop.  I work mainly in oil and acrylic, working with urban architecture and modern portraits as my subjects, but also use pastels and watercolor. I have been juried in as a Portland Open Studio artist every year between 2015 and 2018, and currently serve as president of the open studio board. I have had solo shows at the Hadas Gallery in Brooklyn, New York; at the Műveleti Terület Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; and at the American Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia, among others. I won a merit prize in the American Juried Online Art Salon 2010 Spring and Summer Show.  My art is in private collections around the world.”

 

Portraiture exhibit featuring the art of Leah Kohlenberg.

“I have taught art for 11 years, first by helping start an English language art school called Sziv Studios in Budapest, Hungary with American artist Paula Brett, and since then teaching hundreds of students of all ages.  I founded the Roaming Studio for  teaching art classes in 2010 (renamed Leah Kohlenberg Fine Art Classes in 2016).  I was awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant to publish my first book, The Roaming Studio Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Faces, released in early 2016.  I also offer an Art at Work Program, designed to bring drawing and painting classes to non-professionals in the workplace,”  …from a previous lecture  Leah Kohlenberg.

 

 

“Here is a link to the book. I will have copies for Fairweather’s  Portraiture exhibition through May 29.”  Leah

The Roaming Studio’s Step-By-Step Guide to Drawing Faces (The Roaming Studio’s Art Guides) (Volume 1) by Leah Kohlenberg (2015-12-24) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K151HGE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pDtVCbKK1SDBJ

R.J. Marx is a leading tenor saxophone stylist, specializing in bebop, swing, hard bop and modern jazz.

 

After classical and jazz studies, Marx attended Berklee College of Music in Boston in the mid-1970s. While pursuing a career in journalism, he maintained a lifelong interest in jazz. He returned to performance in 2001, continuing studies with celebrated jazz pianist Pete Malinverni and saxophonists Ralph Lalama and Charlie Lagond.

Marx, a founding member of the Katonah Studio Jazz Band, appeared regularly at prestige venues throughout the metro New York region.
Moving to the Oregon Coast in 2015, he teamed with guitarist John Orr, drummer Dave Gager and bassist Joe Church to record and produce “The R.J. Marx Quartet,” a collection of hard-driving and contemporary jazz tunes, through Bent Rabbit Records.

As a duo, Marx and Orr appeared in February with jazz great Tom Grant and singer Shelly Rudolph in concert. They gig along the coast and can be heard monthly at WineKraft in Astoria.

As a solo player, Marx weaves a musical history reflecting his influences from swing, bebop and modern jazz, inspired by Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and the greats of American music.

 

Save the date and time.

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday May 4.

The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside in various sponsoring locations.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Opening artist reception for “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.

Introducing new emerging artists Tamara Watanabe and Vanessa 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.

Seaside artist Blue Bond, who will be offering a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the Art Walk.

One highlight  of the ‘Portraiture’ opening will be LIVE jazz music by R.J. Marx.

As a solo player, Marx weaves a musical history reflecting his influences from swing, bebop and modern jazz, inspired by Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and the greats of American music.

 ‘Portraiture’ habitat lecture by local naturalist, wildlife photographer Neal Maine at 6: pm.

For more info about Doing Good Works, visit the artists tab Neal Maine at   www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Q: What is an interesting bit of information about R.J.Marx, you ask?

A: R. J. Marx  is editor of the Seaside Signal and covers South County for The Daily Astorian.

 

Q: What is another interesting bit of information about R.J.Marx, you ask?

A: R. J. Marx is married to Eve Marx, north coast newspaper columnist/feature writer – EO Media Group.  And, too, Eve is the best selling author of  ”Beddington Place,” a hot new novel.

 

Featured artists for ‘March’ exhibition displayed on the west showcase wall: whimsical paintings by Marga Stanley, pastels by Leah Kohlenberg, fused glass necklaces by Mike Fox, fresco paintings by Agnes Field.  Accessories made by hand:  willow bird nests, felt bunny, hand turned wood candlestick and hand forged bronze candelabra.

 

Featured artists for ‘March’ exhibition displayed on the west showcase wall.  Left to right: Abstract “March Grasses” original by Leah Kohlenberg,   painting in rain by Jeni Lee, impasto oil by Melissa Jander, fused glass by Mike Fox, hand-made glass by Bob Heath and pastel pen and ink by Lori Wallace-Lloyd.

 

Featured ‘March’ exhibition artists.  Left to right:  Penelope Culbertson calligraphy, en plein air original by Bev Drew Kindley, miniature oil by Barbara Rosbe Felisky, acrylic “Dune Grasses” by Bev Drew Kindley, oil landscapes by Lisa Wiser, couture jewelry by Mary Hurst, hand-made glass platter by Sandy and Bob Lercari, pastel by Gretha Lindwood and fine art hardbound books selected for the spring season.

 

 

Displays by D. Fairweather, gallerist/ allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.  

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

‘March’ on exhibit through March 31.

Fairweather House and Galllery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 

 

From traditional to transitional, representational to contemporary, realism to impressions, The Fairweather House and Gallery has presented an eclectic collection of fine art by an exceptional group of living Northwest regional artists for over 12 years.

 

Save the date and time.

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday April 6.

The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Opening artist reception for “Life Abundant” featuring regional artists Bill Baily, Diane Copenhaver, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Martha Lee, Emily Miller, Veronica Russell, Jan Shield, introducing oil painter James Waterhouse andwatercolor artist Carolynn Wagler. 

“For April the works are full of energy to create a feeling of the air merging with the trees and fields where from the earth they grow.  They express a sort of witness to the soil becoming the grass and how plant life abounds joined in a harmony of space and form,” Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University.

Painting demonstration, artist lectures, LIVE music by Shirley 88 and local habitat lecture by Neal Mail at 6:pm.

 

To read more about the gallery, please visit www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com

Photo: Rick Mickelson

 

 

March 1, 2019 | by Seaside Visitors Bureau/ City of Seaside

As one of the best known beach destinations in the Pacific Northwest, Seaside has a reputation for stunning sunsets, inviting sand, and proximity to incredible hiking trails that wander along both the sandy shores and rugged bluffs. In addition to its scenic beauty, though, Seaside is also full of rich history and embraces artists from all walks of life. From art walks to museums to festivals, this Oregon Coast gem has an ocean’s worth of art and culture to explore during your next visit.

 

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
For a decade and a half, Seaside has organized an Art Walk to celebrating the work of residents and visiting artists. On the first Saturday of every month, the art galleries and boutiques located between Holladay and Broadway in the downtown Historic Gilbert District host the Art Walk from 5 to 7 pm. The Art Walk is free and open to the public and gives everyone a chance to see the incredible art of the region. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet artists, watch demonstrations, and even listen to live musical performances.

 

Visiting Seaside when there is not an Art Walk?

 

Don’t fret. Seaside’s art community is well represented all year-long. Must-stop art galleries include the Oregon Gallery, the SunRose Gallery, the Fairweather House and Gallery, and the numerous murals spread all throughout town.

 

One-of-a-Kind

Along Broadway Street just east of the Necanicum  River, Seaside’s Historic Gilbert District is home to several distinctive galleries and shops known for both locally and regionally produced artwork and gifts.  Fairweather House and Gallery (612 Broadway) is one of the preeminent fine-art destinations on the North Coast, with works in a variety of media by both local and regional talents, from larger-than-life abstract paintings to woodwork, bronzes, pottery and even handmade furniture.

 

Map featuring four major historic building blocks in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

The Seaside murals are an attraction in themselves and capture the spirit and culture of this idyllic coastal town. Colorful, iconic, and full of the coastal spirit you’d expect to see, the murals, which are perfect for selfies in the salty air, adorn buildings all around town.

 

Mural located in the Menzel Buidling block of the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

 

To view the latest and greatest murals, pay a visit to the Seaside Visitors Bureau, where you can get directions and personalized recommendations for other things to explore in the area.

Seaside, Oregon, is known for its downtown murals and active arts scene.

 

Promoting Seaside
by Jon Rahl/ City of Seaside
How do you describe Seaside to your friends, neighbors and relatives? Better yet, how would you, if asked? You may have an answer on the tip of your tongue. Perhaps you have a different description depending on who you are talking to? There’s no right or wrong answer. However, in the world of destination marketing, the task is to make sure that description resonates with prospective visitors. We want to inspire them to visit and we want to be authentic in our portrayal of this great place.

For the past two months we’ve been working side-by-side with Portland-based Lookout Consulting, and a team of three branding experts, to reimagine Seaside’s identity and determine how it is that we should and will talk about Seaside.

This decision to rebrand our communications did not come overnight. As I look back on it, it was an evolving decision that gained steam in mid-April during my attendance at the 2015 Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism. I was asked if Seaside would serve as a case study during a session on developing an integrated marketing plan. Never one to shy away from constructive feedback – and free I might add – I had no hesitation in agreeing to the exercise.

While the session offered a holistic look at our content development, the team of panelists also recommended a simple yet impactful new approach to Seaside’s advertising creative; this new thinking really encouraged me to take the next step towards rebranding. After consulting with my Tourism Advisory Committee, the decision was made to hatch this project.

Beginning in early January, the descriptions, colors and identity of Seaside marketing will change dramatically and I could not be more excited about the new direction and opportunity it will give us. A new primary logo (pictured) features various icons that celebrate the unique identity of our town, echoing the love and nostalgia visitors have felt for Seaside for generations, while introducing a visual abundance of what to see and do here in vibrant coastal colors. With this new logo, we will also roll out a new tagline.

It’s easy to Seaside will become our new consumer facing tagline. It speaks to our audiences leading hectic lives in nearby urban areas about how easy it is to have a fantastic time in Seaside. The tagline will anchor our new brand campaign, which tells visitors how to experience all the amazing things to do and see in and around town through fun, informative “how to” instructions.

It will not entirely replace More Than Just a Day at the Beach – which has been our tagline since the late 1990s. We look at it instead as an evolution. There are times where the More Than… can and will be used. But as we develop new advertising creative, we will want to use It’s easy to Seaside to play off of the new “how to” executions we’ll be introducing.

This “how to” campaign will not only give us a way to have fun (by telling people how to eat taffy), but also allow us a way to describe to new visitors how to do something that maybe didn’t seem so obvious (like finding the perfect hike or learning how to dig for razor clams).

It’s difficult to summarize a 48-page style guide down to a 600-word column, but whether you are a life-long resident, a casual part-timer with a second home or a prospective new visitor, the ceiling is truly high in the number of ways we can tell everyone that It’s easy to Seaside!

 

For more information,  go to http://www.seasideor.com

 

Take a note.

Q: Who visited Fairweather House and Gallery recently (on a Thursday in March), you  ask?

A:  A group of ladies from Taiwan,  a group of college students who were working on an assignment of visiting galleries and writing about the pottery artists  (on mid-winter break from Seattle) and a couple from Vermont… all on a day when there was snow just six miles out of Seaside on Highway 26 (indeed, it is the bridge season between winter  and spring).

 

Spring Break 2019

Oregon Schools

Portland, Beaverton and Seaside area high schools     March 25-29

Willamette University, Lewis and Clark College, Oregon State University, Pacific University and University of Oregon    March 25-29

 

Washington Schools

Seattle    April 8-12

Tacoma,   Olympia/ Thurston County, Mt. Vernon and Clark County/ Vancouver   April 1-5

University of Washington    March 23-31

 

Idaho Schools

Boise schools March 18-22

Coeur D’ Alene March 25-29

 

“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 by Carolyn Macpherson, watercolor on yupo paper

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