“Rendezvous” mixed media fresco painting on panel by Agnes Field 32″ x 32.5″

Q: What is mixed media fresco painting?

A: Three coats of plaster, sand, and marble dust are troweled onto a surface. A final smooth coat of plaster is added onto as much of the surface as can be painted in one session. The boundaries are confined carefully along contour lines, so that the edges of each successive section of fresh plastering are imperceptible. Agnes Field

 

And, too, brilliantly illuminating her talent,  Agnes Field created a YouTube video from her workspace to participate in the revised Astoria Open Studio Tours in 2021.  View her art on line this Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25/ 11-5:pm.

 

“Pelicans Aloft” watercolor/ framed by Paul Brent

Paul Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal and Coastal Living. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He authored a book on watercolor instruction titled Wonderful Watercolors and illustrated the children’s book J. Rooker, Manatee. He is active in many arts and planning organizations and offers a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ event during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks at Fairweather House and Gallery.

And, too, new for 2021 Paul Brent has created a series of blank cards depicting his wonderful sense of humor in the field of animals at the beach. Available on-line.

Celebrating 17 years of supporting the vibrant arts and cultural scene in 2021 the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7.  It is a free event in the Historic Gilbert District located between Broadway Street and Holladay Drive in downtown Seaside.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Opening Reception for BE OUTSIDE

A group show showcasing the work of selected regional artists incorporating painting, photography, sculpture, fiber art and more.   Featuring watercolor artist Paul Brent, fresco painter Agnes Field, floral painter Lieta Gratteri, pen and ink artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, fine art photographer Bob Kroll, acrylic artist Bev Drew Kindley, fused glass artist Carolyn Lindberg, oil painter Emily Schultz-McNiel, calligrapher JoAnn Pari-Mueller, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, and plein air artist Lisa Finch-Wiser.  Introducing Nikole Rae Peacock, a raw edge wood sculpture artist, creative coach, and community builder. Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode by Paul Brent throughout the evening.

BE OUTSIDE artist talks at 5:30 pm and habitat lecture by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:00 pm

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Paul Brent painting LIVE

Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle.

From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form.

While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature.

He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

From October through May, Paul Brent returns to Florida to create work in his studio, contributing time to the local cultural arts community, and participating in the art education program in the schools. Most recently, Paul completed his Pelican mural for Panama City in Florida in May, 2021.

PANAMA CITY — The “Welcome Wall” mural project in downtown Panama City is complete. 

Quite often, people will drop by. They’re driving by and see the murals going up, so they’ll stop and give us a big thumbs-up and make a lot of positive comments,” artist Paul Brent said.

All of the artists commissioned to paint portions of the wall are recognized “fixtures of the arts community” in Bay County, according to Bay Arts Alliance (BAA) — many have won the long-running Bay Annual competition hosted at the Panama City Center for the Arts.


Panama City mural program includes Brent…

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Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

 

Paul Brent returned to Seaside, Oregon to paint LIVE

Discover just how fond are artists of a particular color was demonstrated at the opening reception of INTO THE BLUE, with fifteen selected NW artists, 100 new original artworks, art glass, and semi-precious aquamarine gemstones in jewelry designs.

Acrylic artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia artist Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

Fine art photographer Bob Kroll

Water colorist Lieta Gratteri

Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood

Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman

Oil painter Lisa Wiser

Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler

Introducing poured alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker

Artist talks, Seaside Painting LIVE ™ demonstration by Paul Brent, and a habitat lecture by naturalist Neal Maine were offered to guests and art patrons on June 5

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May Day artist talk 2021

ON YOUR MARKS

by Gayle H. Seely

  Every December Fairweather House and Gallery sends out the next year’s Art Walk themes. There is always one that jumps in front of the rest. This past year I switched from working with beads and stones to drawing on boxes with oil markers.

So “On your marks” was the perfect theme to create around.

 

I am exploring this new medium, having fun “marking” with color, wrapping layers around the sides to create full, vividly colorful pieces. My square boxes include tiny vases, a way to customize each piece and “make your mark” by adding your choice of feather.

Some of the feathers here are from birds I have harvested with my “marksmanship“. 

My larger companion piece is a way to share a story or awaken a memory in the viewer. Like a poem or a song in a visual, colorful language.”Gayle H. Seely

 

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.

Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then do that.

Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Howard Thurman, Educator and Theologian

 

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s First Woman President

Collage images by Linde Fenton-Mendenhall for Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Upper left:  Gayle H. Seely smiling joyfully about her new work for 2021 while following COVID social distancing and Oregon mask mandates. 

Upper middle: Gallery display featuring the new work for 2021 at the Fairweather Gallery for Gayle H. Seely and  in the background is new pastel work by Susan Mitchell.

Upper right:  Gleeful artist Gayle H. Seely with a fine feathered family friend.  Pictured in the background is art by Beverly Drew Kindley, NW impressionistic artist and Fairweather resident artist.

Lower left: Gayle H. Seely lecturing about her new boxes during the opening reception of the ON YOUR MARKS exhibition at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

Lower right:  Gayle H. Seely wearing a personally designed feather fascinator.  And, too, pictured with the artist is another art patron wearing a fascinator hat. 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Art Show and Sale

May 1-25

ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burges, and Lee Munsell. Debuting the pastel art of Susan Mitchell. 

“On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start. In the words of the Fairweather exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime”. 

“For by the coastal summer season, is that nothing is enjoyed without community, without creative collaboration, without pure joy, and resolute faith in living safely and sharing generously with friends, family, and visitors.”  FH&G

The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new art specially created for the upcoming summer season. 

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“Camellia” by naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, resident Fairweather House and Gallery artist.

Dorota, a Seaside artist, holds a Diploma in Botanical Illustration through the Society of Botanical Artists in the UK. Dorota is a member of the Oregon Botanical Artists Circle, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists, and the American Society of Botanical Artists. She created and published an ethnobotanical coloring book titled ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh holds a  B.A. degree in Art, B.A degree in International Studies, B.A., and M.A.T. degree.  She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education. She has taught Art, Spanish, ESL, Art of Ethnobotany, Botanical Drawing at public school, community colleges and various community/art centers.

“Magnolia bud in Oregon” 

March brings gorgeous flowering trees, a purple stormy sky, and lots of rain. What can be more precious?” DH-L

Added a bit more to the magnolia drawing. What a beautiful tree! What beautiful colors! DH-L

“Skunk cabbage are beginning to emerge on the Oregon Coast. One of my favorites as it brightens the dark swampy winter. This illustration was completed as part of my Diploma in Botanical Illustration with Society of Botanical Artists in London. Colored pencil and graphite.” DH-L

“Salal, an Oregon native.”   

A beginning of a composition. Love the resilience of the plant. DH-L

“Artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the imagination, transcending grace through the muse of nature.”

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

SeasideNATURE’S GRACE

On exhibition

Through April 25

Features glass artist Rosalyn Andronesch, acrylic artist Toni Avery, oil painter Karen Doyle, en plein artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schulz McNiel, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

Introducing artist Mary Lyn Gough.

Showing art on display by Bill Baily, Neal Maine, Diana Nadal, and Jan Rimerman.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh spoke about her Seaside Mill Ponds coloring book at a recent Fairweather Gallery event.

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Dorota Haber-Lehigh’s Seaside Mill Pond Natural History Coloring Books. 

$20. 

Proceeds in support of Seaside Parks

“Grace helps us do more than we can on our own.

Nature brings truths that we could never discover without the help of grace.”

Art selected by Dorota Haber-Lehigh for the Nature’s Grace show at Fairweather’s. On sale and on exhibit through April 25.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh speaks about her Seaside Mill Ponds coloring books at a recent Fairweather Gallery after-hours event.


Dorota Haber-Lehigh | 2021 Creative Resident | Bloedel …

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Jan 29, 2021 — Dorota HaberLehigh is an artist, educator, and naturalist with a passion for depicting flora of the Pacific Northwest.
 
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Translating nature into art Seaside artist, forager and teacher …

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 Dorota HaberLehigh is fascinated by plants. Specifically, native plants: seeing how they grow and change through the seasons; identifying … Read more…
 

“Grace helps us do more than we can on our own.

Nature brings truths that we could never discover without the help of grace.”  —FH&G

An iridescent person does this to you because they see what others don’t combined with an ability, sometimes even by doing nothing but being themselves, to understand what you are going through.

“Iridescent Flow” pen and ink with watercolor by Vanessa K. Stokes

In Roman mythology, Flora symbolized nature, flowers and fertility. Fauna symbolized the goddess of animals, wildlife, and spring. Hence the word “Fauna” designates all animal life. 

“Fauna” pen and ink with watercolor by Vanessa K. Stokes.

 

 NATURE’S GRACE

Exhibition on view

Through April 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway Street

Seaside, Oregon

 

“Artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the imagination, transcending grace through the muse of nature.”  FH&G

 

 

Features glass artist Rosalyn Andronesch, acrylic artist Toni Avery, oil painter Karen Doyle, en plein artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schultz McNiel, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

 

 

Vanessa K. Stokes

Welcoming artist Mary Lyn Gough.

Showing art on display by Bill Baily, Neal Maine, Diana Nadal, and Jan Rimerman.

 

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“Watersong”  acrylic 30 x 48 by Toni Avery

Toni Avery is an artist working primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Her images reflect the range and diversity of the surrounding landscapes from the forests, beaches, and surrounding land of the Willamette Valley.

After receiving her art degree from Marylhurst University, Toni worked as a design consultant but was never far from her love of painting and photography.

Today she uses a number of her photographs as subject matter for paintings, referring to them only as “points of departure”, but it is her vision that completes a painting.

Toni’s artwork can be seen in many public collections,  such as Kaiser Permanente’s “Healing Artwork Collection,” on display at the Westside Medical Centers in Hillsboro and Beaverton, Oregon, and is also featured in their  publication, “Tranquil Relief Through Nature.”

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 NATURE’S GRACE

On exhibition

Through April 25

“Artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the imagination, transcending grace through the muse of nature.”

Features glass artist Rosalyn Andronesch, acrylic artist Toni Avery, oil painter Karen Doyle, en plein artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schultz McNiel, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

Introducing artist Mary Lyn Gough.

Showing art on display by Bill Baily, Neal Maine, Diana Nadal, Jan Rimerman, among others.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

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Seaside First Saturday Art Walks for 2021

Celebrating 17 years in 2021, the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, a free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Visit supporting galleries, shops, restaurants & businesses.

Mar 06, Sat 5-7pm

Apr 03, Sat 5-7pm

 May  01, Sat 5-7pm

Jun 05, Sat 5-7pm

Jul 03, Sat 5-7pm

Aug 07, Sat 5-7pm

Sep 04, Sat 5-7pm

Oct 02, Sat 5-7pm

Nov 06, Sat 5-7pm

Dec 04, Sat 5-7pm

In the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. The event observes COVID-19 guidelines.

And, too, far from a stuffy affair, the neighborhood Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hosts more of a block party than a strait-laced wine and cheese function (but don’t fret, there may be wine and cheese—along with a chance to meet and greet featured artists, live performances, live painting demonstrations and artist talks). Street parking is nearly impossible, plan to park in the designated Gilbert Block Building parking lot located on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery supports the community of NW artists and ideas using handmade products. The Gallery understands planning events is difficult during the impact of COVID-19 and the uncertain future.

We intend to provide flexibility as timelines change, to allow for hybrid approaches to the  2021 Seaside First Saturday Art Walks (including possible virtual programming), and encourage new ways of thinking about the access to the artists.

 

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Thank you for continuing to champion your artists, and speaking for the necessity of art in our future! You are such a gift to your community.”  — Drew Herzig

Impasto oil artist Tedd Chilless presented a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Artist Leopoldine Brew offered an artist talk about her WILD BEAUTY oil paintings during the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

 

 

Emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes gave an inspiring artist talk about her watercolor, pen and ink original works for the opening reception of WILD BEAUTY at the November 7th Seaside First Saturday Art Walk at the Fairweather House and Gallery.

 

Photo top left:

Landscape art by Lee Munsell, encaustic art Peg Wells, ocean oil by Phil Juttelstad, wave paintings by Sharon Abbott-Furze, woven twig basket by Charles Schweigert, and fused glass art pieces by Monet Rubin.

Photo top right:

Pelican mixed media by Helen Brown, watercolor landscapes by Mary Burgess, fresco paintings by Agnes Field, floral impasto by Tedd Chilless, pen and ink drawings by Vanessa K. Stokes, and fine art photography by Steven A. Bash.

 

Photo bottom left:

Fine art photograph by naturalist Neal Maine, abstract art by Barbara Martin, beeswax paintings by Kathryn Delany, graphite on yupo by Patricia ClarkFinley, landscape oil by Colette Fallon, and pottery by Suzy Holland.

 

Photo bottom right:

Mixed media WILD BEAUTY series by Jan Rimerman, woven twig basket by Charles Schweigert, wood bowls by Daniel Harris and Tom Willing

Photo collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY Exhibition and Art Sale

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew,  Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes, among others.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme of their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

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Last call for LIGHT and SHADOWS

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Exhibition featuring NW artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

LIGHT and SHADOWS front counter display featuring art by Patricia Clark-Fiinley and Vanessa K. Stokes. On exhibit through Oct. 31st

 

Enjoy the slide show from the exhibit’s opening on Oct. 3rd.  And, too, please note that social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines were in place. Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer, featuring guests, artists, and visitors on the evening of Oct. 3rd at Fairweather’s.

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LIGHT and SHADOW review: We are so used to seeing seasonal art tinged with the brightest colors, so much so that looking at this exhibition is almost like taking a step out of time.

A show that reflects on the mood of the monochromatic light, shadows, and atmosphere in the NW.”

 

In the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. The event observes COVID-19 guidelines.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Opening reception for WILD BEAUTY

Nov. 7th, 5-7:pm

Exhibiting NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme in their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

And, too, Tedd Chilless will offer a Painting Seaside Live event in impasto oils during the evening.

 

 

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Gallery visitor recently spotted artist Bev Drew Kindley photographing her HELLO SUNSHINE art on display.

“It was so good meeting you and seeing your beautiful and serene gallery. I thought you would enjoy a picture taken during my visit.” Susan

Last call for HELLO SUNSHINE on exhibit through August 25th.
Collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Sharing a few August artist grace notes:

Artists were prepared for the emotional challenges that come with a predominantly remote means for creating work during COVID-19.

“One unforeseen emotional benefit of the pandemic has been the recognition of an innate need for authenticity. The trust we place in each other at these vulnerable moments gives us a better sense of empathy.”  A. Schneider/ August, 2020

“Thank you for the article on following your passion. It was a wonderful read. I agree, more than ever, supporting artists and small businesses are  important. I know you are continuing to have support from visitors and your community.  I’m nearly finished with a piece that works well with your future shows. Coming soon. Best regards. –Diane Copenhaver

“Primordial Bay” abstract by Martha Lee

30″ x 30″

Thank you for your lovely note about my painting “Primordial Bay.” It was so uplifting. I have read it over at least 25 times and will read it every day. How thoughtful of you to reach out to me. I do hope that the planning for ongoing exhibitions is going well.  I  thank you that my paintings will be continued to be welcome in your elegant gallery. I treasure our connection to the arts.”   –Martha  Lee

Fairweather Gallery has been the place for cultural art gatherings, art talks, music events, art education, artist socializing,; indeed, it is a perfect event space to throw that perfect party. First and foremost,  however, it is an art gallery.

Throughout the years, many people have visited the gallery, locals and people from out of town, to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, art, music, wine tastings, listen to an inspiring artist talk, and, oftentimes, to offer a comforting ear about a good works event (Arctic Light/ Beaver Tales/ Ode to the Tides).

And, so, it goes forward, while maintaining balance during a pandemic within the arts community, Fairweather continues to develop a list of best practices following approved guidelines. The Gallery has taken into account a continuing shift moving on …with more steps forward with each passing month in offering after-hours arts events. What is on hold, until there is a containment of the virus is the LIVE music and wine tastings,  thereby keeping everyone safe and healthy.

What remains, and, truly, what is most important, is the art, artists, uplifting stories, and sense of community while observing social distancing practices.

Opening Reception

OVER and UP Exhibition

Sept. 5th, 5-7 p.m.

Featuring Northwest artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Patricia Clark-Finley, Pam Haunschild, Bob Kroll, Martha Lee, Jan Rimerman, Emily McNeil, Neal Maine, and Peg Wells.

OVER and UP focuses on contemporary art, showcasing a wide variety of art forms, mediums and expressions.

Visiting artists will offer talks.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

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