New advancement for Vanessa K. Stokes from emerging artist to Fairweather resident artist status in 2021.

 

I am absolutely ecstatic about your announcement with news of my receiving resident artist status at Fairweather House and Gallery.  Yes, I have been making strides to not only improve my art and craftsmanship, as well.  Having a job after graduation has opened up many new avenues. 

 

My art for your stunning gallery now has a dust cover on the back and includes a personalized wax seal and preserved flowers from the Northwest.  The flowers have been sealed with a UV-resistant spray to protect my trademark signature as long as my art. As, always, I will happily accept any advice you offer going forward.  Thank you, so much, for mentoring my art during my emerging artist status.  Please stay safe and well during these crazy times.”  Vanessa K. Stokes, artist 

Vanessa K. Stokes was introduced at the gallery at aged fifteen as an emerging artist. At the time she was in the early stage of her career and caught the eye of an art critic.

Vanessa K. Stokes is a self-taught Oregon artist. Since childhood, she has always had her nose in a book and hands in creating art. She finds Oregon’s rain especially calming and inspiring.

 

NATURE’S GRACE

Artist lecture grace notes

Vanessa K. Stokes

Graceful is one of the many words that come to mind when thinking about Mother Nature.  Nature is ever-expanding and no matter how articulate one may be, there will never be a proper way to faithfully describe how wonderfully stunning our planet earth is.

 

In every moment, whether we see it or not, nature is striving to find a way to survive. Growing, thriving, and yet, staying the same all in one moment  It is wildly free and chaotic while also being thoughtful and diligent.

From the air we breathe to the wind that blows to the land we step on to the grass we mow to the places where the flowers grow to the rainy mornings and the golden hour glow, Nature’s grace truly shows us how fortunate we are to be able to experience life’s abundance with its delicately strong strength.

 

 

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“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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“I  found some fabulous sequined fabric including soft pinks, as requested, just for Fairweather’s.

Exclusive Glam Masks, fancy front, 100% cotton lining, Nosey-Bendy-Thingy ™

Handmade in Seaside, Oregon by Robin Montero

$30

“Covering the community one face at a time.” RM

 

Husband: There are sparkles all over the house!
RM: Yes! Isn’t it wonderful?!

Fun Fact: The couple has deep ties in the community as part owners of the trendy Hamilton Market,  the upscale Maggies on the Prom Restaurant, and as the owners of an historic building in Seaside which houses fabulous Bliss Mercantile.

 

 

For ALL THAT GLITTERS

Fairweather’s December Exhibition and Sale 

 

Sparkly with infused gold flecks seeded glass bowls placed on consignment by artist Paul Brent

$150 and up

Shop early

 

Pen, ink, and gold dust with glitter strike off

Arriving from emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes  selected original art for ALL THAT GLITTERS

$295 to $350

 

Elegant and stylish silk, wool blend, and cashmere shawls

From $195 to $550

 

Shimmering cut crystal, pewter, nickel and vintage candle sticks

One -of-a-kind

$75 – $450

 

 

Faceted crystal bracelets with seed pearls and sterling silver

$45 – $75

 

 

And, too, mouth blown glass sculptures  just released from a personal collection

Please call, email, or message on FB for pricing

 

Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Safely.

All season long.

ALL THAT GLITTERS
Art Show and Exhibition
Now through December 23rd
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway
Seaside
“Fairweather’s annual December exhibition transforms our downtown Seaside gallery into an all-art, all-original, all-local, fine art and fine craft gift destination where guests can, truly, shop safely.”
COME — Let us show you our glittering best
Open Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat 11-4, and Sundays 11-3
 Hours remain limited until there is a convincing containment of the virus
Yet, too, available by special appointment for a private shopping experience

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

 

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“Fairweather House & Gallery is a rare gem indeed and a must-visit destination on the North Coast. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the beauty of this Gallery. The gallerist is an accomplished artist and has an unparalleled eye for presentation.”  Robin Montero

 

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.

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

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“Wild Beauty/ Ash” pen and ink with watercolor by emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes 

“Get hopelessly lost in the art you make. Go down for days and come out on the other side with scrapes and bruises and a masterpiece.” – Ariel Bloomer

 

“Wild Beauty/ Wolf Spirit” watercolor mixed media by emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes

 

Vanessa K. Stokes was introduced at Fairweather’s when she was fifteen, as an artist to watch. An emerging artist is someone who is in the early stage of their career, someone who has caught the eye of an art curator at a gallery.

 

“Dragonfly Paradise” sealed watercolor on board by Diana Nadal

Diana Nadal’s inspirations are captured in the quotation:

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” 
Henry David Thoreau

 “Feather Boa” water media by Pam Haunschild

 

In my paintings, I attempt to capture the essence of nature without copying it exactly.  I want to get past the obvious — to get to the essence of why many of us find being outside in nature soothing to our souls.  Conveying the power behind a bird’s gaze, the wonder of the vast number and variety of creatures that live in a tidepool, or the majesty of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn, I hope to capture something that will inspire viewers to connect more deeply with the natural world.” PH

 

 

“Mountain Cabin” oil impasto by Tedd Chilless

When computers took over my architectural practice. I experienced graphite withdrawal.  The transition from architecture to painting has been easy since the knowledge of form and composition are similar in both.” TC

 

Northwest artists Vanessa K. Stokes, Diana Nadal, Pam Haunschild, and Tedd Chilless created new original work for WILD BEAUTY, a Fairweather exhibition and art sale now through November 24th.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY exhibition

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.

Welcoming  encaustic artist Claudia Fuenzalida Johns.

Showing new work from Diana Nadal, Pam Haunschild, and Tedd Chilless.

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.

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

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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.

 

 

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

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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. 

Indeed, the displays and the selected artworks give the viewer a chance to focus on texture rather than hue.

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

 

 

LIGHT and SHADOWS I:  Mouth blown espresso glass, handmade pottery, by Lyn Cohn, hand wired seed pearl and shell stems, recycled glass hurricane, preserved eucalyptus branches, and original abstract art by Diane Copenhaver.

LIGHT and SHADOWS II:  Original pen and ink drawings by Vanessa K. Stokes, sea star photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, hand made silver ribbed vase,  hand made beaded earrings by Mary Truhler, and chenille/ silk down filled decorative accent pillows.

 

 

 

LIGHT and SHADOWS IV:  Wood and clay bird sculpture by Sandy Visse, hand made wire basket, hand carved wood spheres, antique circle mirror art, and photo printed on wood and macro leaf photograph by Steven A. Bash.

Close up detail of Sandy Visse’s sculpture “mostly made by hand © SV”  with driftwood and woven wire base.

 

LIGHT and SHADOWS V:  Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, Tillamook Lighthouse in Seaside wave photo printed on glass by Neal Maine, hand made pottery bowl by Suzy Holland, NCLC gift cards and zinc table.

 

 


LIGHT and SHADOWS VI:  Bronze, zinc and nickel accessories, linen woven runner, decorative  ceramic urn, picture frames in ebony wood with shell inlaid borders, hand-poured luxury ILLUME candles, fused glass platters by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, western gull art by Leah Brown and sea stack original art by Gregory Bell.

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

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery

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.

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

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“Shadows” pen and ink strike off art by Vanessa K. Stokes.

In a public conversation at the exhibition’s opening the emerging artist revealed…

 

“At the start of 2020, we all hoped this new year would go right. As we do every New Years Eve, we make resolutions to ourselves and others. Plans which we hope to stick by and goals we wish to achieve. But this year we have been faced with insurmountable difficulties and change. Like many, I had a plan in mind for what I wanted to show during the Lights and Shadows theme for the Fairweather Gallery.

 

But as one month stretched into many, my journey got skewed. Plan A turned into plan B. Then B into C. But In these times of uncertainty, what’s most important is not a plan, but the people around you who matter most.

The figurative, and literal, Lights and Shadows of our lives.” Vanessa K. Stokes

 

 

“The gallery looked absolutely stunning for the LIGHT and SHADOWS show and I couldn’t be more honored to be showing in Fairweather. Thank you so much.” VKS

 

“Powerline” pen and ink close up by Vanessa K. Stokes

Attractively lit, Vanessa’s art takes on different looks as the natural light of the day progresses into night.

 

 

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Show featuring 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.

 

 

 

 

And, too, Vanessa K. Stokes selected additional new art to be presented in the upcoming November Fairweather exhibition titled WILD BEAUTY.  Save the date and time.  Opening artist’s reception. Nov. 7th, 5-7 p.m.

 

 

Read more about the artist @


Introducing emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes @ Portraiture …

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Vanessa K. Stokes is a young self-taught artist who has, since childhood, always had her nose in a book and hands creating art. She was born and raised in Oregon and visited Seaside every summer while growing up to spend time with her family. She has many fond memories of the beach, the winding forests that line the highway to it, and the way the moon casts shadows across the mountains visible from the resort her family always stayed at. She creates her art from her at home art studio and office, which she plans to add an outdoor space to so she can create her art in nature’s embrace. She finds Oregon’s rain especially calming and inspiring.

Her earliest memories of creating art consist of making clay sculptures and her childhood dreams of being a fashion designer. She soon discovered comics afterwards and abandoned her dreams of being a fashion designer for more vivid dreams of fantasy worlds. She used her art as an escape into another kind of world that could never exist here and did her best to imprint that world upon paper for others to see. Inspired by the unknown and unreal, she drew everyday chronicling the stories of her creations.

She quickly learned the deep connection art had to oneself. Even if an artist doesn’t intend to, every work of art tells a deep and complex story about the artist. Each artist has a unique trait as well that indicates a piece of art is their own. Moving forwards, she drew inspiration from everything around her, not just her imagination. Nothing is more inspiring than life itself and all the beautiful emotions and experiences that accompany it. Today her work is more focused around discovery and creating works of art that shine a light into other people’s lives.

Vanessa started displaying her art in eateries at the young age of 15 and showed in her first gallery at the age of 16 with her first self-published comic titled “Dream”. Her comic was focused on two main characters who explore lucid dreams together. She drew inspiration from her own experiences with sleep and continues to be inspired by her unconscious mind today. Her artwork mainly consists of one primary subject drawn in ink. She loves exploring any artist tool she can get her hands on and uses a blend of watercolor, pencils, pens, and ink to create her art. Her future goals are to own her own gallery that gives opportunities to artists of all art forms, own a clothing line that focuses on empowering people, create meaningful comics, and have lots of dogs!

She would like to give thanks to her loving parents who support her creativity, her loving grandparents who help her endlessly, and her generous friends whose kind words have given her the confidence to share herself with the world. Thank you to all the galleries and onlookers who make this dream a possibility and reality too.

 

“Get hopelessly lost in the art you make. Go down for days and come out on the other side with scrapes and bruises and a masterpiece.” – Ariel Bloomer

“It is an honor to be part the family of artists of Fairweather Gallery, not only because of its importance on the coast but, most important, for the professionalism and warmth in assisting me on my emerging art journey.”  VKS

Close up detail of Vanessa K. Stokes pen and ink art with watercolor titled “Divine”.

Vanessa K. Stokes revealed new art during the opening reception of HUE, Fairweather’s December exhibition.

Vanessa K. Stokes chose an outfit to complement her art for the Fairweather HUE exhibiton.

 

Vanessa K. Stokes  applied make up to  complement her art for the Fairweather HUE exhibiton.

 

 

In a heart warming artist talk, Vanessa shared her goal to have a gallery to promote young emerging artists.

Vanessa K. Stokes revealed new art during the opening reception of HUE, Fairweather’s December exhibition.

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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‘Portraiture’ exhibition on view at Fairweather’s through May 29. “The secret of …. Introducing emerging artist Vanessa KStokes @ Portraiture. Art on view …

 

Fun Fact:

Vanessa K. Stokes was introduced at Fairweather’s when she was fifteen, as an artist to watch.

 

An emerging artist is someone who’s in the early stage of their career, someone who’s caught the eye of an art critic and/or gallery.

 

“We are proud to welcome Vanessa K. Stokes to the family of emerging and established artists at Fairweather Gallery.”

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Emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes was the featured artist for HUE, Fairweather’s December 2019 exhibition.

 

HUE opening reception hostesses, photographers and guest speakers.

Top row: Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, photographer; Joan, Kathy, Katie, Denise, Kemy Kay, hostesses; Sara, guest speaker;  Saundra, hostess and Neal Maine, photographer AND guest speaker.

 

HUE, art sale and exhibit of NW art and artists, through December 23.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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