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What are the Fairweather emerging artists doing now, you ask?

EMERGING artist Hall of Fame display featuring Diane Copenhaver,  Michael Wing & Gayle H. Seely.

2018 artist Veronica Russell listens as her name is added to Fairweather House and Gallery Emerging Artist Hall of Fame.

EMERGING, an exhibition, through August 30

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


Q: What are the Hall of Fame emerging artists doing now?

 Kristin Qian is a Princeton graduate.

Britney Drumheller works as an artist in N.Y.

After recovering from a traumatic brain injury Nick Brakel has learned to paint again.

Robert McWhirter was juried into an exhibition curated by the director of the Portland Art Museum.

Michael Wing is doing commissioned photographs of collector cars, most recently a Lamborghini.

Gayle H. Seely has patrons who collect her seed pearl mosaics.

Linda Trexler has most of her art in a private collection.

Diane Copenhaver has had a solo show in Bellevue.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Emerging artists are selected through an audition process and receive gallery mentoring. Since 2006 Fairweather House and Gallery has championed emerging visionaries who take risks, embrace challenges, and are rigorous in their approach to creation and production.

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Kristin Qian,  2006 Emerging Artist Hall of Fame

Kristin Qian (class of 2018) plans to concentrate in science, having completed Princeton’s rigorous interdisciplinary Integrated Science Curriculum. She pursued certificates in French Language & Culture and Musical Performance.

Kristin has traveled to Europe, South America, North America, and Asia from time to time for study, international music competitions, and solo recitals. Kristin has obtained high proficiency in many foreign languages: German, Japanese, and Spanish, including English, French, and Chinese as her native languages. Kr stin joins the E.U. program not only interested in Europe’s economic and political background but also in its cultural diversity, natural sciences, and art. Kr stin herself is also a visual artist and has held a number of solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Kristin was an active member of the Princeton University Art Museum Student Advisory Board, staff news writer for The Daily Princetonian, involved in the science journal Innovation, and performs with the Princeton University Orchestra and Princeton Pianists Ensemble. K istin Qian enters Harvard in the fall of 2018.



September 1, 2018


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


Opening reception for Color and Shape, an exhibition featuring new contemporary art from regional artists Bill Baily, Diane Copenhaver, Tanya Gardner, Renée Hafeman, Mike Mason, Emily Miller, Jorjett Strumme, and Candy Swartz. T e show covers every aspect of abstract art, textures, materials and finishes, highlighting the quintessentially colorful fall season.

“Color and Shape are key elements in the language of abstract art.  Each of these elements of design offers infinite possibilities to communicate visually. Both have the power to create an energy that is almost palpable.   Whether cool and calming, warm and energizing, light or dark, color can transport us to another place or time.   Shape can create an illusion, a feeling, or sense of something.    In my current artwork, I have used both of these elements of design incorporating colors inspired by the beautiful Oregon coast and exploring the continuum of abstraction through shape,” Diane Copenhaver.

Fall habitat lecture by naturalist and wildlife photographer Neal Maine at 6: pm.   Live music by Shirley 88.   Light bites and beverages.

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P.S.S.T.!!! You have just one week left to see EMERGING artwork before our next opening!

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