Waves by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“I feel very new to the world of photography, starting just five years ago. It’s been an awesome experience as photographer for the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, along with my love of capturing our beautiful, North Oregon Coast landscapes.”  –Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

Yes, indeedie, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall is the official Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer!

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for her beautiful moments shared about the events.

Yes, sir-re-bob, Linda is seen, oftentimes, running between the galleries, businesses and boutiques, during an art event, in all sorts of weather!

 Linda is a featured artist for the opening reception of WAVES at Fairweather House and Gallery on July 1st.

PSST: We won’t  ever tell what Linda wears as a head-gear!  Gad hopping about for the arts.

 

 

“I’m drawn to the vibrant colors of our sunsets and forests to the contrasts of coastal storms.”

“The ever-changing weather and lighting are a constant inspiration.”

 

Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

“As a lifelong resident of Clatsop County, I still discover new views and perspectives that I love to share through my images.”

“I’m driven to seek out those moments that may be fleeting, so that they can be enjoyed by others.”

 

The biggest reward is hearing how one of my images sparked a memory or gave the viewer a true sense of “being there”.

 

 

 

About the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk:

Residents and visitors alike enjoy an evening of community and culture as various art venues within walking distance of each other host art exhibits and refreshments, between 5-7 p.m. with the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. The art walk, celebrating 13 years in 2017, is in the historic Gilbert District. The Gilbert District, established in 1914, celebrated 100 years of rich history and timeless tradition in 2014. Awarded the 2004 Oregon Main Street Downtown Gateway Award, the area is now home to shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Dedicated parking is located one block West off the Pacific Coast Highway 101, on the corner of Holladay and Broadway.

Held the first Sat. of every month inside shops, dining establishments and galleries in and around the historic Gilbert District of Seaside Oregon.
The following 2017 dates:
Jul 1st
Aug 5th
Sep 2nd
Oct 7th
Nov 4th
Dec 2nd

Karen E. Lewis
“The picture of me painting is a little like Lemony Snicket, do you not agree?

Hmmm… who is Lemony Snicket, you ask? Lemony Snicket is the pen name of American novelist Daniel Handler, an author of several children’s books, also serving as the narrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events (his best-known work) and a character within it and All the Wrong Questions.

Painting the Many Moods of Water 

“If oil is my medium, then water is my element.  My attachment to water began when I was a kid, at a lake cabin in the Poconos, where I swam among the water lilies and Sunnies.  I graduated from the rowboat to a canoe and went rock hopping down the Monongahela.  Whitewater kayaking escalated to slalom racing in the Northwest, then nationally, then at pre-world championships in Bala, Wales.  With Northwest Outward Bound, I guided rafters down the Deschutes River.

 

 Cloud Cycle, 12 x 24, by Karen E. Lewis

When you spend that much time on rivers, you learn to read the water, looking at swirls for clues to what moves beneath. Which way is the river flowing? Which little ripples signify underwater rocks, and which are a disturbance of wind? Contemplating the sky, I notice that it has its own currents, and a radiance that comes from heat, atmosphere, and the intermixture of air masses.

Violet Sky and Waves, 36 x 36, by Karen E. Lewis

Water became a natural subject for me to paint. In addition, hey, I just like being there. For many contented hours, I paint from some special spot with sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors around me. River, lake, ocean, water of any kind is always my favorite. In the studio, these plein-air sketches expand into larger works, creating retreats that transport me to that special place.

Sand Makers, 9 x 12, by Karen E. Lewis

From intimate experience, I use oil paints to describe the natural world as color in motion: skies, waters, and even growing things in their relative stillness. Sweeping brushstrokes express the fluidity of air and water in richly colored shapes. The solidity of rock and earth give grounding to this motion, carved with form-defining marks. Connecting earth and sky are the reaching growths of grasses and trees. I have been out painting the many moods of water. In paintings, I share my journeys with you.

 

RECENT KUDOS
2017 Beaver Tales Art Sale and Exhibition
Honorable Mention, Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition
2010 Poster Artist, Sunriver Music Festival
Featured Artist, Sunriver Arts Faire
Paint the Parks national competition, Second 100

 

Low Light and Waves, 12 x 16, by Karen E. Lewis

Save the date and time.

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on July 1st, 5-7:pm.

Fairweather House and Gallery welcomes Karen E. Lewis.

Opening reception for WAVES, an exhibition, through July.

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

 

Fairweather House and Gallery had the wonderful opportunity to be a venue for the 2017 Beaver Tales Art Exhibition and Sale in Seaside.  And, now, Karen E. Lewis is the first Beaver Tales artist to show new art in the gallery. Her water work just perfect for the July WAVES exhibition. Now on our 11th year, Fairweather House and Gallery exhibits original work by a select group of NW artists. Welcome, Karen!

 

For more about the traveling Beaver Tales Art Exhibition and Sale, please visit http://www.the gilbert district wordpress.com/ …Beaver Tales…

 

 

Q: How do you find the artists to exhibit in the gallery, you ask?
A: We are very, very fortunate to have peeps that gather like souls to our house.

Finding Karen E. Lewis, the backstory.
When The Beaver Tales Art Sale and Exhibition opened in Seaside, Sara Vickerman, curator for the Beaver Tales venues, wrote about the work Fairweather’s did to support the traveling exhibit.

“Denise Fairweather did an incredible job of securing the pop-up space, furniture and accessories (even beaver sticks) for the display, which resulted in a lovely presentation. Her careful attention to detail and perfectionism are overwhelming. Even before it officially opened, visitors poured in to view the art. The exhibit is divided between the Fairweather Gallery at 612 Broadway and adjacent pop-up space Beaver Tales at 608 Broadway. Seaside First Saturday Art Walk was a great success, attracting quite a crowd of beaver art enthusiasts.” Sara Vickerman

And when The Beaver Tales Exhibition space in Seaside closed at the end of May, Sara Vickerman curator, wrote: “wrapping up the most successful showing to date. We sold 25 pieces of beaver art. The art was distributed between the Fairweather Gallery and adjacent pop-up space. The success of the show is likely attributable to the support of the three conservation organizational sponsors, consistent and effective promotion by Denise Fairweather, extensive local media coverage, and of course, outstanding contributions by the artists.”

 

 

 

Beloved artist Victoria Brooks arrives to paint LIVE on July 1st for the opening reception of WAVES at Fairweather’s during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

 

Sea Power by Victoria Brooks, reprinted from the Steppin’ Out magazine summer 2017 edition.

Of course, like any other job, being an artist has its challenges. You need the discipline to master many different craft tools and techniques. You must develop keen analytical and problem-solving skills. You need the dedication to refine your sensibilities into a unique artistic voice. Moreover, you must learn how to run the business of Yourself, Inc. 

None of this happens overnight. Nevertheless, the work also offers deeply satisfying rewards—from the thrill of discovery to the satisfaction of bringing something beautiful into the world, from the validation of your work by experts at art shows and competitions to the joy of seeing how your creations affect the lives of others. For me, this last—how my work connects with my clients—is the most rewarding.

These connections can be both profound and simple. Sometimes a painting resonates with a client emotionally, and she takes my painting home to savor the feelings it evokes again and again. Sometimes a painting reminds a client of something in her own life, and she presents the painting to a friend or relative to rekindle memories of shared moments, they cherish. In addition, sometimes clients just like a painting’s technical execution or want to add a little beauty to their lives and “know it when they see it.”

It is with these connections in mind that I select my subjects and my style. Although I do lots of studio work, I love the outdoors and favor the direct approach of working en plein air (in the open air). When I work outside, I use oils and all my senses to capture landscapes, portraits, and emotional moments of people in natural settings. Working outside means, I have to chase the ephemeral effects of sunlight, moving water, wind, and weather (while dealing with the occasional animal, insect, or onlooker). As a result, my paintings have a strong sense of spontaneity and freshness.

A graceful woman strolls along a beach alone, the wind teasing her hair. Sun-washed children discover treasures translucent, breaking waves have tossed ashore. A monumental rock formation, bathed in a kaleidoscope of hues by the setting sun, stands guard where sea meets land and day meets night. You get the picture.
Because I am serious about my work, I am always looking for ways to grow artistically, spiritually, and professionally. To that end, for the past dozen years or so, I have had the pleasure of hosting en plein air workshops and classes around the world. My students have represented a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.
My goal has been to help all of them reach the next level in their journeys as artists. For some, painting is now a fulfilling pastime. Others have become accomplished, award-winning pros in their own right. As for me, my students’ enthusiasm, sharing, and comradery have been inspirational in many ways. In addition, they continue to affirm in me the one great Truth about art: We are all chasing the light together. I feel blessed to have a career in fine art.

 

For more info about the Stepin Out magazine, please visit http://www.traveltowinecountry.com/

 

 

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 images typical of  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.

For more about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Victoria Brooks.

 

Image titled:  Woody on Parade by Gearhart/ Seaside naturalist, biologist and scientist Neal Maine of PacificLight Images.

 Gallery proceeds to support NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

Fun fact about the Wood Duck: The Wood Duck is the only North American duck that regularly produces two broods in one year. 

Male Wood Duck  photographed on West Lake  in April 2017.

Q: Where in the world is West Lake, you ask?

A: West Lake  is located is Gearhart, Oregon on Highway 101, just north of Hertig Fire Station near the cross road of Del Moore Loop Road.

 

For more about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com/ artists/ … Neal Maine

 

 

 

 

Happy news!

Fairweather artist Carolyn Macpherson received Second Place for her “Necanicum Estuary” watercolor at the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society Spring Show!

And, too, Carolyn Macpherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode on June 3rd 5-7:pm, during the opening reception for ICONIC, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at Fairweather House and Gallery.

More about the artist and her art work:

Carolyn Macpherson, as a self-taught oil painter, readily sold her art, but wished for the training that would give her more confidence. Upon graduation from Lewis & Clark, she was hired by the local community college to teach evening art classes and. She was also active in the Washington State Arts Commission and directed the SW Washington Arts Festival.

Numerous awards and accolades followed, including showing at Sacramento art galleries, the Crocker Art Museum, wine label design awards, publications in the American Artist magazine and the book, “How Did You Paint That?”

Carolyn served as an interpretive host at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon, setting up her easel and using art to explain the region’s geology. She was commissioned to illustrate all of the interpretative displays at the Visitor’s Center, as well as the signage for the park’s hiking trails and botanical gardens. Loss of her husband has left a distinct impression on her current work, which is now softer, more atmospheric and introspective. Carolyn’s work is a reflection of her commitment to plein air painting, and the natural environment.

 

Welcoming watercolor artist Carolyn Macpherson! | https://www …

Jan 13, 2017 – Pair of Sand Hill Cranes by Carolyn Macpherson About the artist: Inspired by a ninth grade teacher, Carolyn Macpherson has been painting in …

 

We are v-e-r-y honored in having Carolyn Macpherson as a Fall 2017 Fairweather Paint and Sip!

Stay tuned to hear more about this fun event.

To read more about Carolyn’s past art classes go to: http://www.motherlodeartassociation.org/programs.html

 

Happiness times three! Just in! Paper cranes by Fairweather artist Peggy Evans.

“Folding Origami Cranes– Each one a small miracle. Folding cranes can be very soothing and calming – almost meditative in nature.
Once the folds are learned a rhythm develops. A rhythm that is easy and comforting. And after going through the folds, a crane emerges.” —
Peggy Evans

Peggy Evans is a NE Portland Artist and 3rd generation Oregonian. Following graduation from Oregon State University, she enjoyed a 25 year career as a retail advertising designer and illustrator. Now she splits her time between her Garden and studio where creates new Origami Crane Designs.

 

 

Image titled: Serenity

 

Dr. Dale J. Veith: Photographer’s Statement

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how he lives.”

Friedrich Nietzsche 

I am an Oregon native. I am a clinical psychologist. I work in medical settings and my work is with people who have chronic medical conditions. The management pain is one of my passions. 

 

My love of treating patients grew out of my personal experiences as a chronic pain patient. My pain started around 40 years ago through a combination of sports injuries, heavy physical labor, and motor vehicle crashes. Wonderful physicians, psychologists, and physical therapists helped me. Their examples inspired me to return to school so that I might find meaning through transforming my pain into an asset by helping others cope. 

 

One of the most valuable lessons my rehab team taught me was the truth of the Nietzsche quote that introduces my bio. Having a sense of purpose, an awareness of what gives life meaning helps us tolerate the many challenges that life sends our way. 

 

My photography plays many roles in my quest for meaning and purpose. Much of my energy in my early photography was directed at trying to capture images that conveyed the pain and sense of loss I had experienced. The images were dark and moody. I shot mainly in black and white. I was fascinated with dilapidated buildings, people who were down on their luck, empty school yards on winter days, barren trees, and the like. My photography was helping me grieve the death of a sense of self.

 

Over time my photography reflected the healing that was taking place. I began capturing the joy and the beauty that I experienced during the hiking and cycling outings that helped me regain my strength. I use my pictures to remind myself how good I feel when I am in those places doing what I love with the people I love and that helps keep pain in the background. It reminds me of my purpose in life and what gives it meaning.

 

 

 

Having my photos in my office also allows me to share them. I use them to model for my clients how they might go about finding symbols that can perform the same function for them, symbols that remind them what gives their lives meaning and purpose no matter what challenges confront them on their journey through life.  I hope they do that for all who see them.  –Dale Veith

 

What’s up Next?

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!

June 3rd 5-7:pm

Opening reception for ICONIC!!!

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

Fairweather House and Gallery

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Introducing fine art photographer Dr. Dale Veith!

 

 

For more information about the Art Walk, please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

I use my pictures to remind myself how good I feel when I am in those places doing what I love with the people I love.” Dale Veith

 

  Fine art photographs by Dale Veith  for the Art Walk at Fairweather’s. The original photographs, signed and framed  will be on exhibit throughout the month of June.  Perfect art for the upcoming Seaside Muscle and Chrome show  on Saturday, June 17th!  Father’s Day weekend!!!

Q: What type of camera does the photographer use, you ask?

A:  Old  T1i, “trusty side kick” camera.

 

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And, too, another SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

The general public is invited to view cars for free on Saturday from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Take a walk through yesterday with one of the Oregon Coast’s premier car shows, Seaside Muscle and Chrome.

This popular event is brought to you by the Seaside Downtown Development Association each June.

It’s a celebration of show-quality vehicles from 1960 to 1978 and factory performance vehicles from 1979 to current year.

This event takes place in Downtown Seaside, along Broadway and connecting side streets.

 

For more information about EVENTS – MUSCLE and CHROME CAR SHOW – Seaside Downtown … go to http://www.seasidedowntown.com/

Sponsored by SDDA, Seaside Downtown Development Association.

Fairweather’s is proud to be a member!

Those that have businesses in Seaside, support Seaside special events.

 

ICONIC!  Oregon Coast Sunsets port hole view from Brownie’s Workshop.

Mike Brown. Master Wood Artist.

“Apparently glass is infused in Mike’s soul. He has introduced it back in his woodworking.”

 

Mike Brown’s  newest ICONIC creation is a vase called “Oregon Coast Sunsets” which incorporates four glass portholes and photographs taken on while on vacations!

Each porthole shows a beautiful sunset along the northern, central, and southern Oregon Coast and includes sand and shells to highlight the view through the porthole!

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Mike Brown is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He has had a creative mind and an intense work ethic and likes to express himself building works of art with different mediums using glass and exotic hard woods.

During his school days he took all different types of shop classes including various crafts, leatherwork, and metal but didn’t start working with wood until he started working at a glass shop at the age of 15 ½.  His first boss, Doyle Clapper, was his mentor and shared with Mike his love of woodworking along with giving Mike a broad knowledge of all aspects of construction.  After 35 years, Mike retired from the glass business and finally could pursue his passion for woodworking fulltime.
Mike started creating exotic wood intarsia pictures, learning the art of Intarsia by Judy Gale Robert. He won multiple Best of Awards at the Annual Artistry in Wood Juried show. He also enjoys turning bowls and vases on his lathe and has given many of them away as gifts to family and friends.
He started experimenting creating filigree pictures and ornaments using the scroll saw along with striped-ring exotic wood bowls. The internet is a wonderful thing and he happened upon Steve Garrison’s Ebook on creating wooden sea shells. This became his new passion and once again he won Best of Class and Best of Division awards at the Juried Woodworking show for his wood nautilus shells. These shells range from 35 to 170 wedges of wood and each one takes up to 40 hours to cut, glue, sand, and finish.

He uses exotic woods such as Padauk, Purple Heart, Myrtlewood, and Birdseye Maple, and completes them with a hand-rubbed lacquer finish. Each one is an exquisite piece of art and just like a seashell, no two are alike.

 


Mike has now expanded into turning segmented bowls and vases on his lathe along with creating his own patterns. He is also experimenting with liquid inlay and has created a stunning piece he calls “Purple Heart of Gold” using Purpleheart, Yellowheart,  and Maple woods with gold liquid inlay.

 

 

 

First Shout Out for What’s up Next!

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!
June 3rd 5-7:pm

Opening reception for ICONIC!!!

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

Fairweather House and Gallery

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Featuring Fairweather artists: Mike Brown, Penelope Culbertson, Melissa Jander, Carmela Newstead  and introducing fine art photographer Dale Veith!

Artist Carolyn McPherson will offer a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode!

Shirley 88 will perform LIVE!

Naturalist, ecologist Neal Maine will speak at 6:pm (sharp) about the local habitat!

 

For more information about the artists, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  artists tab

 

For more information about the Art Walk, please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk