Christine Trexel


Embroidered linen book cloth with a handmade paper journal by Christine Trexel.

New artisanal indigo textile hand-dyed fabric by Christine Trexel on a trio of handmade journals.

This farm-to-book paper is harvested by Christine Trexel from the many plants throughout her gardens. She grows New Zealand flax, iris, crocosmia, or anything that has a long parallel fiber. Recently Trexel has perfected her hues in book cover textiles and mastered the art of deep blue indigo dyeing on textiles using a powdered mix from a fellow organic grower.

Everything is uniquely handmade and harvested from her farm on the North Coast of Oregon. Christine Trexel is passionate about using natural ingredients; therefore, all her material is ethical and sustainable.

Christine lived in Panama for years, where she learned to harvest and process plants from her garden to make paper for the books and boxes she creates. The wealth of vegetation forested experimentations and a great love of learning about making books.

“It is truly a magical experience to convert a growing thing into a beautiful piece of paper.”

Christine Trexel firmly believes a day without time aside for reading and writing is an incomplete day.

“People often say I couldn’t bring myself to write in a journal, but on the contrary; the book’s life would be unfulfilled without their contribution.”

Christine uses high-quality materials in constructing her books and boxes believing that each individual piece deserves the best. The thought of someone writing on the blank pages pleases her. Perhaps her creation helps facilitate their creation; what kind of writings might there be—ideas, fancies, dreams, fears, hopes, despairs, comforts, musings, histories—anything could become part of it. Trexel often lectures about her work at Fairweather’s during Art Walks.

Christine Trexel has achieved many Doing Good Works ™ endeavors; teaching, mentoring, advising, and leading.

Christine Trexel is a member of Focus on Book Arts, a group of book artists dedicated to making educational experiences available.

The conference attracts participants from around the country with a wide variety of workshops taught by well-known book artists. It is an opportunity for learning new techniques and offering time to network with some truly amazing artists.

I use hand made paper, decorative paper, book cloth, book board, brass, and high quality print paper in making my books and boxes often incorporating images embossed, printed, or adhered to the covers.  Every element of the construction of the books and boxes is done by hand, including hand sewing the pages of the book.” Christine Trexel

And, too, I have experience in basic book repair for those favorite books that are beginning to suffer from wear.”  CT

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#317 from Christine Trexel

Handmade jewelry box with silk, embroided top, crystal drawer pulls and book cloth.

#321 and #322 from Christine Trexel

Handmade paper, marbled corner and woven spine

#318 from Christine Trexel

Handmade box on legs with handmade papers, brass knob on top

#319 from Christine Trexel

Handmade box with layered lid in handmade marbled papers

** #320 from Christine Trexel

Handmade paper covers, gold book cloth, vintage stamps with handmade slip case.

Books have been an integral part of Christine Trexel’s life since early childhood. She firmly believes a day without time set aside for reading is an incomplete day. As an adult, she began her journey into creating her own books, which led to boxes and making paper. Christine grows, harvests, and processes plants from her garden to make paper for the books and boxes she creates. Christine has had the opportunity to show her work at Fairweather Gallery in Seaside, in juried shows, and in selected venues.

**The numbering system equals the number of items Christine has created for Fairweather’s!

Christine Trexel is a member of Focus on Book Arts, a group of book artists dedicated to making educational experiences available.

Indeed, Christine Trexel is the July 15-19, 2022 workshop coordinator for Focus on Book Arts, a five-day biennial conference to be held in Forest Grove, Oregon. https://focusonbookarts.org

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Seaside

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THE SEA ENDURES display I: Pair of pen, ink,and watercolor originals “Lunar” “Seaglass” by Vanessa K. Stokes, abstract canvas “The Sea” by Diane Copenhaver, art glass bowl by Bob Lecari, fused glass fluted work by D’arcy Martin, fused glass plate by Carolyn Lindberg, seeded glass stemware, mouth blown espresso lidded vessels, handblown charcoal glass, down filled velvet pillows in marine and stone washed driftwood tones,  linen runner with edge detailing in sailor stitch, handwrapped seed pearl flower stem, and stainless silver console table.

THE SEA ENDURES display II: Encaustic beeswax painting on board oceanscape “The Cove” by Peg Wells, pair of finely detailed  sea turtle oil paintings by Vicky Combs-Snider, platitum edged mouth blown stemware, handmade marble candlesticks,  and silver leaf table with beveled edge glass top.

THE SEA ENDURES display III:  Seascape oil paintings “Abide” and “Spindrift” by Karen Doyle,  handmade wire baskets,  wheel thrown pottery, artisan crafted vessel,  mouth blown glass candlesticks, and  substantially sourced wood etagere.

THE SEA ENDURES display IV: Seascape oil paintings “King Tide”  “Winter Sea” by Ron Nicolaides, seaglass earrings by Barb Walker, beach stone necklaces by Christine Johnson, bracelet and earring pairings in semi-precious gemstones by Mary Truhler, handmade sea-themed mugs by Marcia Hudson, organic bowls by Marilyn Cohn, handstiched silk runner by Cicely Gilman, fish platter by Sandy Visse, marbled, stacked hand made paper box by Christine Trexel, blister pearl necklaces by Mary Botitta, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, and hand printed ocean scape throw by Lee Munsell.

THE SEA ENDURES display V: Abstract oil painting “Cliff” by Karen Doyle, encaustic seascape “Winter Storm” by Emily Miller, crushed seaglass fused glass platter by D’arcy Martin, ocean art “What is Below” by Toni Avery, ocean waves beeswax art ” Water” by Peg Wells, aquarmine jewelry by Mary Truhler, hardwood bound  sea-themed coffee table books, hand distressed nickel plated candle sticks, recycled glass stemware, hand made beaded earrings by Michelle Shigemasa. and coral glass by Monet Rubin.

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Staging by KD Fairweather, Allied Member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

THE SEA ENDURES featuring artists Toni Avery, Bill Baily, Martha Denham, Karen Doyle, Colette Fallon, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Phil Juttelstad, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, Neal Maine, Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, and Vanessa K. Stokes, among others through November 25.

Grace note received

This exhibit, which runs through November 25, is filled with artwork that depicts where the Oregon land meets the Pacific Ocean.

We appreciate Fairweather’s dedication to exhibiting the beautiful work of Pacific Northwest artists and their support of coastal conservation. NCLC

North Coast Land Conservancy http://NCLCtrust.org/

ON SECOND GLANCE, vignette #1:  Handmade display cabinet, coastal pen and ink landscapes by NW artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, mahogany turned wood pedestal, handmade urchin bowl by Emily Miller; inlaid wood, embossed wood, and leather frames, shell shadow box, with linen and down-filled pillows.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #2: Faux marbled wall texturing by Seaside painter Brian Anderson, En Plein Aire original oils by Melissa Jander, vintage Frtiz and Floyd pottery, mouth blown glass vegetables, hand made lamp work bead ladle, recycled glass platter, hand forged plate stand, and finished edge plank table with forged iron base.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #3: Handmade barn doors, Seaside oil paintings by Paul Brent,  glasswork by Bob and Rox Heath, framed glass tiles by Christine Downs, bamboo and linen runners, upcycled trestle table, handthrown glazed pottery, turned ebony wood candlesticks, and Made by NW Hands ™ reversible masks.

 

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #5: Pastel landscape and stemware by Gretha Lindwood, handmade books by Kris Zorko, pottery by Marilyn Cohn,  handmade boxes by Christine Trexel,  Abstract oil by Carmela Newstead and water media by Pam Haunschild.

ON SECOND GLANCE

Through September 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

An exhibition that depicts a second look into art concepts, looking past the first glimpse to discover deeper, more specific, and significant elements in the artist’s conception of the work.

Staging by KD Fairweather, Allied member American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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Made by NW Hands ™  paper box with secret compartments by NW paper artist Christine Trexel. Also in pictured in the PLACE-BASED display are double faced masks by textile artist Peggy Evans, signed handmade berry dish and plate by pottery maker Marilyn Cohn, and painted river rock in a sea star theme by Seaside artist Kandy Swartz. 

Christine Trexel became interested in hand paper making, book binding, and box making as an extension of her lifelong love of books.

Artist statement:

“My interest in book binding and box making originated as a part of my lifelong love of books.  I believe that a day which passes without a book having been in my hands, in some form, is an incomplete day.” 

I use decorative paper, book cloth, book board, brass, and high quality print paper in making my boxes often incorporating images embossed, printed, or adhered to the covers.  Every element of the construction of the books and  boxes is done by hand, including hand sewing the pages of the book.CT

 

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INTO THE BLUE vignette #1

INTO THE BLUE vignette #1: Abstract art by Diane Copenhaver, encaustic art by Peg Wells, oil painting on linen by Victoria Brooks and masks by Don Nisbett. In addition, hand made vessel, vintage brass chapel candelabra, pair of verdigris candlesticks, THYMES azur home fragrance collection, Oregon myrtle wood bowl, cast planter tabletop shell, one-of-a-kind driftwood loveseat, accented with down filled silk and velvet pillows.

INTO THE BLUE vignette # 2

INTO THE BLUE vignette #2: Watercolors by Lieta Gratteri, oil paintings by Lisa Wiser, oceanscape by Karen E. Lewis, abstract monotype by Patricia Clark-Finley, encaustic by Emily Miller, painted and seed bead mosaic boxes by Gayle H. Seely, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, jewelry by Mary Truhler, hand made paper triangle box by Christine Trexel, reversible one-of-a-kind hand made masks by Peggy Evans, and chevron glass platter by Fedor Zubanov.  Accessories include THYMES gold leaf home fragrance, vintage braided ceramic basket, Oregon myrtle wood platter, mouth blown vase, hand painted silk stems, linen towel hostess gift, bronze candle sticks, and ILLUME candles with gold gilt chevron caddy, lemon scented hostess soaps, and hand fringed linen table square.

Displays by KD Fairweather, allied member, A.S.I.D./ American Society of Interior Designers.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

INTO THE BLUE

Art sale and show

Through June 24

Discover just how fond are artists of a particular color is demonstrated at the exhibition of INTO THE BLUE, with fifteen selected NW artists, 100 new original artworks, art glass, and semi-precious aquamarine gemstones in jewelry.

Acrylic artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia artist Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

Fine art photographer Bob Kroll

Water colorist Lieta Gratteri

Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood

Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman

Oil painter Lisa Wiser

Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler

Introducing poured alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker

 

And, too…

July 3, 5-7 pm opening reception for the Fairweather exhibition PLACE BASED!!!

Jewelry by Mary Truhler, watercolor abstracts by Lieta Gratteri, photographs by Neal Maine, triptych landscape by Toni Avery, hydrangea oil by Melissa Jander, floral still life by Emily Schultz McNeil, pen and ink portrait by Vanessa K. Stokes, and pottery by Marcia Hudson.
Heron oil painting by Paul Brent, wood sculptures by Martin Conley, landscape oil by Karen Doyle, silk and cotton ribbons by the yard, hardbound coastal cookbook, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, wood turned bowls by Daniel Harris, bamboo and mahogany wood runner, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, jewelry by Michelle Shigemasa, raw edge trestle table, down filled silk throw pillows, and milk painted wood lyre table.
Mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, encaustic art by Emily Miller, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, cranes by Peggy Evans, fused glass bowl by Bob Lecari, ocean ghost rope baskets by Emily Miller, willow twig table by Otis, mouth blown art glass, and selected plated glass frames.
Art by Karen Doyle, cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, assemblage vase by Jeanne Walker, calligraphy art by Penelope Culbertson, tile earrings by Kris Zorko, silk textile wall hanging by Cicely Gilman, fused glass art platter by Bob Heath, hand turned wood candlestick, and verdigris bronze stand.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Nature’s Grace on exhibition through April 25

“Truly, artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the  imagination, transcending grace  through the muse of nature.” FH&G

Displays by KD Fairweather, allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery

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Watercolor by Mary Burgess, art glass, masks by Cherry Harris, and visiting art patron Jessica, beautifully dressed for the Fairweather Gallery opening reception for Nature’s Grace.

Oceanscape by Toni Avery, watercolor by Mary Burgess, fish platter by Sandy Visse, bamboo linen masks by Beth Fulton, jewelry by Mary Truhler, fused glass platter by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, and diachronic glass rectangle plate by Christine Downs.

One-of-a-kind handmade blue paper triangle box by Christine Trexel.

Triangle bow with four handmade boxes within accented with seed pearls pulls by NW paper artist Christine Trexel.

Indeed, blue signifies life-giving air and often signifies hope and courage.

“Spring 2021” encaustic composition art by Peg Wells.

 Wells, a retired nurse, remains consistent with hopeful art emerging from this time of change.

“We’ve all gone inside to reflect and heal, but after this period of isolation, there was always time to create comforting and healing art. Everyone is uneasy, all over the globe, but art can help us process the fear. Art also has the power to transform. Artists let their creativity flow, as a tool for understanding and courage.”

 

 

Aquamarine and turquoise gemstone necklace by jewelry designer Mary Truhler.

 

“Some people think that the blue colors of the gemstones symbolize the sky and sea, and that this means truth, sincerity and inspiration.”

 

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“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” — John Muir

 

“There is the wilderness of innocence. It is  a reminder of all that: the beauty, the power of nature, the fragility of nature and the fragility of our nature and our own being. Nature will always be here.”   Carol Jazzar

Oil paintings by Leo Brew, glass by Christine Downs, burl wood frames, and specialty wood photo frames.

Snowy owl photo by Neal Maine, watercolor by Don Nisbett, handmade box by Christine Trexel, mouth blown art glass, gift cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, carved wood candlesticks, and knitted cloches by Linda Olson.

Encaustic art by Claudia Fuenzalida Johns, wood  bowl and tops  by Tom Willing, hand woven wire baskets, glass by Monet Rubin,  hand sewn COVID masks by Robin Montero (with the ‘nosey-bendy- thingy’), spooled velvet ribbon, and hand decorated ornaments(fa-la-la is coming).

Watercolor bird blocks by Lieta Gratteri, seed pearl box by Gayle H. Seely, framed watercolor by Mary Burgess, and floral by Mini’s Flower’s.

Graphite on yupo by Patricia Clark-Finley, silk and down accent pillows, and mouth blown art glass vessels.

Glass by Monet Rubin, sand blasted stemware by Rox Heath, abstract mirror by Neal Small, and hammered nickel candlesticks.

Impasto oils by Tedd Chilless, watercolors by Lieta Gratteri and drawings by Lori Wallace-Lloyd.

 P-s-s-t… can you spot the first hint in the photo above for ALL THAT GLITTERS, Fairweather’s upcoming December exhibition?

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

 WILD BEAUTY Exhibition and Art Sale

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes, among others.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme of their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

The Fairweather’s WILD BEAUTY exhibition is finely nuanced — in the selection of works, their judicious placement and the mastery of composition and diverse spot lighting.” —KR

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Displays by D. Fairweather, gallerist/ allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers. Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 Iridescent glass plate by Carolyn Meyers Lindberg

“The glass changes according to the angle from which it is viewed with a light source. The iridescence is a deliberate effect achieved by introducing metallic substances into the glass.”

H”  made box with handmade paper by Christine Trexel

Christine Trexel makes special boxes. “It” is intensive hand work. And, I like the piece to have a function.” “m her days helping those with neurological deficits back to health as a former occupational therapist, Christine puts her heart and soul into her work.

And, now, to see the story of a tree requires stillness beside near beauty…

“Part art, part science, and all heart. We are blessed to have Neal Maine as a gifted interpreter.”

“Designed by Nature” black and white photograph by Neal Maine.

An ancient crab apple tree on the North Coast by Neal Maine

30″ x 22″ Framed, matted, and signed.

$395.

Available exclusively at Fairweather’s.

When Neal Maine looks at a tree, what he sees isn’t just a static object but a story—an adventure story, one full of unexpected plot twists and plenty of character development. Take this crab apple tree growing in NCLC’s Neacoxie Forest Habitat Reserve near Seaside, for example.

“It could be just a pretty picture,” he says, “but trees are products of their life histories., and they have all these capacities for change and adaptation. So when you look at a tree like this, you’re saying, Thank you, wind, thank you, shade’—all these forces that made the tree like that.”

It’s not hard to see trees as stories, Neal says. “You just have to get tuned in to a different way of seeing than you might normally walk around within a forest.”

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

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.

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

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 proceeds from Neal Maine’s art in support of NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

 Go to nclctrust.org for more information.

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