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.
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.
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