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For A FINE LINE, fine art photographers Linda Fenton-Mendenhall and Russell J. Young.

South Jetty Reflections”  fine art photography by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

Q: Where is the South Jetty, you ask?

A: The south jetty of the Columbia River is one of the most incredible sites on the Oregon coast.

Stretching six miles into the massive mouth of the river, the jetty line was constructed between 1885 and 1913, with rehabilitation done regularly ever since.

The meeting of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean is called “The Graveyard of the Pacific.”
Unpredictable weather conditions, fog and coastal characteristics such as shifting sandbars, tidal rips and rocky reefs and shorelines have claimed more than 2,000 shipwrecks in this area.

“Forgotten Dreams” (HERO, a storied U.S. research vessel met an ignoble end  near Willapa Bay in Washington State) fine art photography by Russell J. Young.

 

Q:  What is the story behind the end of Hero, you ask?

 

A: ChinookObserver.com › news › local › hero-sinks-vessel-built-to-withstand-a…
 — A ship that was built to withstand some of the most brutal … Hero sinks Vessel built to withstand Antarctica falls victim to Washington rain … say they asked the state and the owner of the historic R/V Hero to do …

 

“Window of Time”  fine art photography by Russell J. Young.

 

 

Photo collage for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall by LFM.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

A FINE LINE

October 5-31

On view

 

“A FINE LINE”  an exhibition of representational and non-representational works of art.

Working with different media the selected artists experiment with linear mark making in its widest sense. Each artist produced works inspired by places and spaces in the natural environment.

Featuring regional artists: Sharon Abbott-Furze, Bill Baily, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Karen Doyle, Bob Kroll, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Carolyn Myers Lindberg, Emily Miller, Christine Trexel, and Russell J. Young.

 

“The Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean just west of my childhood home. A shifting sandbar that makes for one of the most hazardous stretches of water to navigate in the world. Today massive man made jetties ease maritime access. “ LFM

“I am drawn to settings that offer quiet contemplation, a destination where the viewer is free to wander, a place that revels its wonders anew, time and time again, and each viewing is the first. I find inspiration in adverse weather, dense fog, intense rain, sub-zero blizzards, often well before dawn, past the twilight.” RJY

Welcoming coastal artists Rebecca Herren and Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Introducing emerging artists Ray Althaus and W. T.  Brown.

 

 

“Quiet Morning with Duncan NotaBeast” self-portrait Russell J. Young.

 

 Self-portrait Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Fun Facts:

LFM is the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer.

LFM was recently appointed photographer for Fairweather Gallery’s Instagram page.

LFM  has an international following for her photo calendars.

RJY https://literary-arts.org › organizer › russell-j-young

Photographer, artistic collaborator, and fine art printer Russell JYoung is motivated … His books include In the Mist: Giving Voice to Silence, a collaboration with …
RJY recently returned from a trip to Alaska and is contemplating a homestead in the far north.

 

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