Artist Mike Mason in his studio.
In order to protect the health and safety our guests, our community, and our staff (who are over the age of 65 and are deemed to be a high health risk), the Gallery is closing its doors to visitors through April.
“This decision comes after careful review of guidance from public health authorities and projections for the spread of COVID-19, and reflects our desire to ensure it is not contributing to transmission of the disease which could overwhelm our health care system. This is a difficult decision, but we are confident is the right choice.”
Please re-visit our previously published blog post articles throughout this time.
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Thank you for your understanding.
March 14, 2019 Question to the Fairweather artists.
Q: “Here is an idea. Please send images of the art being created in your studio during this crisis. We will publish a blog post and keep it updated as you share with us what you are creating. Are you interested? Let me know your thoughts.”
“I am painting in my art studio.” Toni Avery
“Social distancing doesn’t require you to become a shut-in. I go outside to paint,” en plein arist Emily Miller.
“In addition, I’m finishing up a few smaller baskets for a large collaborative display of reclaimed fishing rope ( ghost net collected by Cape Lookeout rangers).basket sculptures called Undersea Garden.” Emily Miller
“I like this idea! You can use this one and will try to send a few more. Thanks for the up date about the gallery,” artist/ Professor Emeritus of Art Pacific University Jan Shield.
“It is my plan to create tomorrow, I would love to send some pictures while I am creating! I have been wondering how things will go with all of this virus worry. If there is anything I can do to be of help, please don’t hesitate to ask.” Rene’e Hafeman, jewelry designer.
“Here is an image of a book I just published in early 2020 on a series Weekend Projects I tried to provide day-by-day instructions different projects which use one common element: stringers. Thanks for the proposal. I think it’s very useful to have a venue that helps especially during the crisis. I’m working now on a couple of new big works and will share photos as soon as I have them completed,” fused glass artist Fyodor Zubanov.
“I have scheduled kids art on-line classes (ages 8-18) all week in three different time zones: Central Europe / US East Coast / and US West Coast time. We are learning how to draw puffins!” Leah Kohlenberg www.leahkohlenberg.com/book-online
“Hope everyone is staying healthy! I’m staying home painting.” Pam Haunschild
“This strange virus has affected everyone. We are 3 weeks behind the Italians infections so things are going to get way more interesting. I appreciate the information and understand if other schedules need to be altered. Thank you for keeping me updated. Stay safe!” Jan Rimerman, Artist/Art Administrator.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for “community mitigation strategies” to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, which include recommendations for “social distancing”—a term that epidemiologists are using to refer to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people and hopefully stymie community transmission of the virus.
- Be in nature. Breathe fresh air. Notice things about the world around you that you didn’t see before.
- Start birdwatching. Coronavirus hasn’t bothered the birds. Find out what species nest near you, dust off your binoculars if you’ve got ’em and download a birdwatching map.
- Make art. Whether it’s a page out of a coloring book or paint-by-numbers masterpiece, a knitted scarf or a piece of pottery, creating will ease your mind and keep your fingers nimble.
“Thank you with the list of things to do. It’s one of the most uplifting ones I’ve received,” artist Sandy Visse
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