For LIGHT and SHADOWS. Emily Miller and Linda Fenton-Mendenhall. On exhibit. Oct. 3rd-31st.

For LIGHT and SHADOWS, Fairweather’s October exhibition, coastal artist Emily Miller.

“Wanderers” by Emily Miller

Wheel-thrown porcelain orbs with an open top and bottom. Interior coated with UV-reactive aqua blue glow-in-the-dark pigment.

by Emily Miller

$80- $60

“Wanderers” by gifted maker Emily Miller explores the unknown.

From the beginning of the pandemic the idea of a return to normal has been part of our consciousness all year. Change has already happened and is happening around us. I see no way to hold on to the past normal that caused our present circumstances. Growth is uncomfortable. Change is unpredictable. I am trying my best to be kind to myself and others as all our worlds continue to be thrown upside down. I know we can choose to do better than we have been.”  EM

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Racing clouds and gusts of rain whip through the marshlands, blowing the leaves and seeds of autumn along the ground.

“The encaustic painting process uses layers of colored wax melted together with heat, creating a velvety, luminous surface. I love the medium because it pushes me to create emotional work centered on color, gesture, and texture. Float mounted and framed in solid maple wood with a natural finish exterior and black satin interior”” EM”“Underfoot I”” by Emily Miller.

Encaustic wax, ink, and found objects on board 10×1″” $400″“Mud, ice, stones, and leaves compressed into a layered fabric underfoot”” 

For LIGHT and SHADOWS, Fairweather’s October exhibition, local photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.”“Golden Hour in the Estuar”  fine art photograph by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Framed in driftwood-toned wood. First edition. Signed. $295.

I look at a scene in a non-traditional way. I look for something unusual about a sunset instead of just watching the sun go down on the horizon. For example, in Seaside one night, everyone was focused on the sunset and looking directly at it, so I looked the opposite direction and snapped a shot. I try to think outside the obvious.”  LFM

What is an estuary, you ask?

An estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of water in which river water is mixed with seawater.

Where is the Seaside estuary, you ask?

Neawanna Point is the land mass of the Necanicum Estuary in Seaside. It is covered in Sitka spruce, dunes, coastal prairie, and tidal marsh. ““The sea level here has risen about 20 feet in the last 4500 years, and the land is building at the same rate the sea is rising. The sand in the soil tells about the force and wave energy hitting the shore”” Geologist Tom Horning.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Show featuring artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

“It’s all about the light, and it’s the way the light is used in combination with shadows that makes a subject come to life.”

Emily Miller forwarded an artist statement: “a central part of my art practice deals with changes at the meeting point of the natural and human worlds. I see it as a border between light, the known and shadows, the unknown, and I am fascinated with what lies beyond this dividing line.”

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.

Renewing Fairweather’s pledge to forward the sale proceeds from Neal Maine’s art in support of NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

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About the artists:

Linda Fenton-Mendenhall is from Warrenton and Seaside. She photographs the local  North Coast area and is the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer.

Emily Miller is a lifelong artist with a passion for found materials.
Her ocean-inspired encaustic artwork for the Fairweather Gallery focuses on abstract landscapes, textured collage studies of natural elements, and distinctive works in ceramics and porcelain.

Copyright © 2020 Emily Miller and Linda Fenton-Mendenhall/ for LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather Gallery

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