“Ready To Eat” is an original watercolor by Bill Baily.

Bill Baily’s subjects are fruit and vegetable compositions, which have become his signature artwork. Most recently, he has been painting acrylic abstracts. He uses watercolors, acrylics, and mixed media in creating his artwork. He currently exhibits at the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery, the Attic Gallery in Camas, Washington, and Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside, Oregon.

His works are included in the annual Northwest Watercolor Society Show in Seattle, the Artists of Oregon Exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, and the biannual Watercolor Society of Oregon exhibits.

August 5, 5-7 pm

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

OFF THE WALL is an exhibition that features unusual and unexpected original art from selected N.W. artists.
Highlighting watercolors by Bill Baily
Revealing abstracts from Diane Copenhaver
Pen and ink drawings by Vanessa K. Stokes
Diecast steelwork by Bob Peterson
Welcoming the gold-enhanced work by Corina Bakke, licensed artist for the Frank Sinatra estate
Introducing Mike Mason’s pressed fauna work for a book on imaginative sea monsters
Opening reception. Accessible to the public. Artist talks by Diane Copenhaver, Anny Sears, and Vanessa K. Stokes.
Painting Demonstration by Paul Brent.
Larry Calame, Nordstrom’s pianist, provides LIVE background music.

Fairweather House and Gallery has become one of the historic Gilbert District’s sought-after destinations offering an ever-changing unique visual experience.” — Seaside Signal

It was a stormy ocean evening, one any tried sailor would be wary of traveling in. To my bewilderment, only for an instant, when the Lichen lightning illuminated the wild and dark Pansy sky, did I observe the unknown creature I call the “Electric Sea Serpent” surface. Their gargantuan Hydrangea foliage body rippled in and out of the frothy Hydrangea petal waves. Their radiating Tulip tipped tails and scales pulsed with kinetic energy, no doubt being harnessed from the violent storm, all the way to the tip of their pollen puff antennae. With its eyes wide open and teeth barred, I knew this creature was a force to be reckoned with, but somehow, it drew me in closer and closer. Was it the red Rose trim on the mouth, the innocence of those lines, or its sheer power of magnetism...  the story continues at the Fairweather opening reception on August 5th…

A Pacific NW native, Mike Mason has dedicated life to creating art as close to the natural source material as possible. Painting by carefully arranged botanicals. With work with over 300 pieces of art including the “Floral Impressionisms,” and the “Neo Gossamer Abstract,” collections have been awarded many commissions.

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