Diane Copenhaver


Made Mostly by Hand. “Mermaid on Shell” by Sandy Visse was created for Fairweather’s September exhibition, BALANCING ACT.

Look. Mermaid turned. Perfectly balanced.

For BALANCING ACT, a Fairweather exhibition, summer and fall oil paintings by Michael Muldoon, a collection of hardcover cookbooks on display with retro and mid-century wood picture frames, and autumn art glass by Christine Downs.

For BALANCING ACT,  fluted fused glass by D’arcy Martin, sculptures by Chas Martin, art glass by Bob Heath, handpainted textiles by Janis Childs,  art glass plates and platters by Christine Downs.

From the opening reception of BALANCING ACT, Fairweather’s September exhibition, a collage created by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall,  Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer. Top left: Melissa Jander, en Plein air artist, showing her painting of a dancer. Middle left: Art Walk hostesses. Bottom left: Art Walk patrons. Right top photo: guests and visitors. Right bottom: artist Marga Stanley, speaking about her art created for the show.

BALANCING ACT is just beautiful!!!
Walking into your gallery is a delight, and how you have artfully displayed all the work is fantastic. Hugs.
M

P.S.: You are a treasure!!!!!!!

Aw, gee whiz. Thanks. M.



Taking all this new work and putting it together in such an artistic manner, planning out each display with thoughtfulness, mindful of the theme you created, and having it all come together with such a stunning visual experience is just amazing.
Thank you for all your hard work!

Cheers.
Tom

For BALANCING ACT, artist Toni Avery is pictured with her impressive 4×6 painting, encaustic art by Peg Wells, and art glass by Christine Downs.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Through September 25

 BALANCING ACT is an exhibition highlighting the symmetry found in contemporary and traditional art.

Features watercolorist Paul Brent,  ceramic artist Sandy Visse, mural artist Toni Avery, en Plein air and studio artist Melissa Jander, whimsical artist Marga Stanley, contemporary artist Diane Copenhaver, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, fine jewelry maker Jim Hayes, and craft maker Pat Tulip. 

BALANCING ACT staging by KD Fairweather, Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

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“The Balance”
Acrylic on wood cradle
24×18
MARGA
 

With each coat of paint, whether watercolors, gouache, acrylics, or oil comes depth and motion…it’s exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer to the next. I love using odd tools to paint with….for instance, Some images in my whimsy collection are painted with a toothpick (I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife) MARGA

Frankenbunny’s Tea Party (ants included)
Oil on wood board
11×14
MARGA
 

Frank N. Bunny’s trying to escape the ants by balancing his tea cake on his head. His tea party is not going as planned. And the ants keep coming.”  Marga

My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it repeatedly, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt. I love the movement of things… whether it’s the hair or feather on a bird’s head or the drooping of a flower’s leaf…I want to make my painting live and breathe. I read Bedtime Stories in Marga’s World for eight delightful years on KMUN radio. I wrote my own children’s story. This was stimulating and a great way to fuel my imagination for my art. MARGA

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

September 3 through September 25

 

 BALANCING ACT, an exhibition highlighting the symmetry found in contemporary and traditional art.

Features watercolorist Paul Brent,  ceramic artist Sandy Visse, mural artist Toni Avery, en Plein air artist Melissa Jander, whimsical artist Marga Stanley, contemporary artist Diane Copenhaver, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, fine jewelry maker Jim Hayes, and craft maker Pat Tulip. 

Please read more about our Seaside gallery, our commitment to N.W. artists, and our products made by N.W. artists.

Vignette #1: Original oil paintings by featured LUSH artist Emily Schultz-McNeil, art glass by NW makers, Illume candles, handmade paper spheres, balsa wood flowers, bamboo runner, cut crystal candle sticks, cloissone picture frame, Fine Art buffett lamp, vintage faience tulip bowl, fused glass platters by Carolyn Lindberg, and verdigris candlesticks with linen, wool, and chenille down filled accent pillows.

Vignette #2:  BASKETFUL original painting by Toni Avery, a handmade felted tree with miniature wood springtime ornaments, handpainted pastel wood eggs, Papyrus cards, vintage wood baluster candlestick, mouthblown glass cloche, Murano art glass, handmade felted bunny, handmade seed pearl floral stems, foil wrapped and ribbon top tied decorative eggs, vintage French tray, and silk runner.

Vignette #3: LUSH featured artist Toni Avery’s original painting, wood sculpture by Martin Conley,  mouth blown art glass, carved bone picture frames, handmade candle tapers, handpainted dotted wooden swiss eggs, mouthblown stemware with gilted accents, wood turned candlesticks, Illume luxury home fragrance, original landscape by Jan Shield, and handmade balsa wood lily flower.

 

Vignette #5:  Lush featured artist Mary Lyn Gough’s original watercolors, antique French folly garden urn, fused glass platters by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, original en plein air landcapes by Karen Doyle, original oils by Michael Muldoon, floral oil paintings by Melissa Jander, bamboo branch sculpture by Charles Schweigert, encaustic painting by Diana Copenhaver, art glass by Christine Downs, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, jewelry by Mary Truhler, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, and textiles by Jeanne Walker.

Vignette #6: Blue and yellow original watercolor paintings by Mary Lyn Gough, selected for the display in the Fairweather Gallery front entrance, to show solidarity in support of Ukraine, handcarved wood twig chair, and crewelwork down filled decorative pillows, placed in support of Ukraine artists. In the background are Neal Maine’s nature photography.

 

Arts and culture illuminate the better parts of humanity, and do not exist on a separate plane from political, social or moral issues. This is made evident by the countless acts of unity and support for Ukraine in the face of this crisis.

We are inspired by the courage and resilience of Ukraine and its people as they defend their lives and way of life. We hope that their spirit ushers in peace and understanding around the world.” IMG 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Located in the Historic Gilbert District

Seaside, Oregon

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Lush exhibition staging by KD Fairweather, Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

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Save the date and time. The next Fairweather opening artist reception is April 2, 5-7 p.m.

West front window display featuring the archangel Samael, “the chief of warrior angels, who defends the world and people against those who attempt to bring chaos”, medieval canvas strike off by A. James from a private collector, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson “Live like it’s heaven on Earth” quote by Mark Twain, mercury glass mirror set in recycled wood, pottery by Suzy Holland, handstitched silk textile, vintage glass ornaments, and hand made velvet poinsettias.

 

East front window display featuring the archangel Uriel, “the angel of wisdom who shines the light of truth into the darkness of confusion, a  medieval canvas strike off by A. James from a private collector, botanical art by Mike Mason set in frames, art glass by Bob Heath, jewelry by Nikki Hatt, Jim Hayes, and Mary Truhler, vintage oranments, candles by Illumne, and hand made velvet poinsettia.

Close up of a bamboo and linen sculpture by Charles Schweigert, vintage ornaments, and hand made twig bird.

 

Front entry display featuring art by Colette Fallon, handmade tinsel star felt ornament, mouthblown mercury glass stemware, gold plated porcelain caddy, French wire follie table, tooled leather frame, handmade mirrored ornaments, vintage bronze candlesticks, and hand dipped copper taper.

NW photopraphs set in frames and  Tillamook Lighthouse printed on metal/glass by Neal Maine, fir box with lid by Bob Peterson, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, encaustic “Winter Storm” by Emily Miller, vintage concave picture frame, burl wood frame, tooled gold leaf frame, and raw edge table by Stuart Dittbrenner.

MIxed media watercolors by Lieta Gratteri, art deco wood vessel by Martin Conley,  painted and mounted birch tree sculpture, handturned wood candlesticks, wood pedestal by Scott and Marcia Hudson, Oregon mrytledwood bowl by Mike Brown, vintage ornaments, and raw edge wood table by Stuart Dittbrenner.

Front counter display featuring “First Snow” original painting by Toni Avery, silver planted tree trunk stands, handmade pine cone candles, forest painting by Jan Shield, encaustic art by Diane Copenhaver,  natural shaved bark shade with nickle plated antler lamp base, faux fur throw with reverisble printed suede pattern, mid-century wood picture frame, vintage pottery, authenic wood dough bowl, art glass by Bob Heath, hand made velvet poinsettias, and velvet throw pillows filled with down.

 

Staging for A GOOD FIT, December’s exhibition,  by KD Fairweather, Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.
A GOOD FIT photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Complimentary delivery of art in the local area through Dec. 23

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside

Through December 23

A GOOD FIT  highlighting Northwest makers and crafters.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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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/

Driftwood, burl, and plank wood settee,  hand-wrapped bittersweet garland, hand-painted silk and down filled accent pillow, pair of 20×20  flanged velvet pillows with hand-dyed gathered pleated silk pillows, and one-of-a-kind autumn block quilt by NW textile artist Betty Huffman.

Autumn landscape oil by Karen E. Lewis, en plein air landscapes by Karen Doyle, wood turned bowls Tom Willing, Art Deco wood vessels by Martin Conley, Illumne column candles, and stainless steel/ hand-turned ice cream scoop.

Mouth blown, one-of-kind glass pumpkins, hand-made velvet pumpkins, hand-made twig table top runner, tissue paper autumn leaves, mercury glass mirror, hand-forged bronze dessert stand, fused glass dish by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, and espresso glass vessel with filled with natural lichens.

“Boo” paper folded book by Mary Bottita, mixed media by Gary Pearlman, hand-painted silk throw pillow accented with hand-made beads, natural cattails and birch branches, marble pumpkins, mercury glass mouth-blown pumpkin, silk ribbon pumpkin, amber glass stand, and hand- stitched linen runner.

Oil still life by Emily Schultz-McNeil, abstract leaf art by Diane Copenhaver, mixed media leaf art by Pam Haunschild, hand-made journals by Kris Zorko, clock and raw edge maple burl table by Stuart Dittbrenner.

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

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

SURROUNDINGS

ART Exhibit and Sale Through October 25

Meticulous displays, like none other, with disciplined attention to design perspectives. Find harmony in exquisite materials, combined with the spirit of many artists who know how to apply the mark of being in the Northwest.

 

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“Mysteries” abstract on canvas by Diane Copenhaver

Welcome fall!  Our surroundings are changing.  The brilliant greens and blues of summer are giving way to the vibrant oranges, reds, and even greys of fall.  –DC

“Connection I and II” abstracts on board by Diane Copenhaver

 

The change of seasons is a time that heightens our sense of interconnectedness and the cycles of life. The feeling of connection between what was and what is to come is a message expressed in my pieces entitled ‘Connection’.   –DC

“Autumn” abstract on canvas by Diane Copenhaver

The exhibition ‘Surroundings’ informed my work in the use of color and texture.”   –DC

On Exhibition through October 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

“Surroundings”  features NW artists Diane Copenhaver, Colette Fallon, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Pam Haunschild, Carolyn Myers Lindberg, Jan Rimmerman, Jan Shield,  Marga Stanley, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

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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.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands

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!!!

ON YOUR MARKS vignette#1: art by Bev Drew Kindley, beaded box by Gayle H. Seely, oil by Beth Collins, wood turned bowls by Tom Willing, hand-painted wine glasses, Seaside salt water taffy, and hostess gifts of linen hand towels.
ON YOUR MARKS vignette #2: Abstract art by Jackie Leloff, encaustic by Diana Copenhaver, florals by Lieta Gratteri, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, hand-painted wine glasses by Gretha Lindwood, fused glass by Carolyn Myers, handmade suede flowers, mouth blown art glass, hammered/forged iron candlesticks, with Seaside’s famous salt water taffy.
ON YOUR MARKS vignette #3: Oil florals by Melissa Jander, impressionistic landscapes by Bev Drew Kindley, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, cranes by Peggy Evans, selected spring table accessories with a collection of hostess gifts, and Seaside salt water taffy.

On YOUR MARKS art show and sale through May 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

“On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start. In the words of the Fairweather exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime”. on,

 

Featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell. 

“For by the coastal summer season, is that nothing is enjoyed without community, without creative collaboration, without pure joy, and resolute faith in living safely and sharing generously with friends, family, and visitors.”  FH&G

The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new work specially created for the upcoming summer season. 

 

 

 

INTO THE BLUE 

A FAIRWEATHER GALLERY SHOW

Opening June 5 and on exhibit through June 25

Introducing poured alcohol artist Gail Pennebaker

INTO THE BLUE

June 5-25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Just how fond are artists of a particular color will be demonstrated at the opening reception of INTO THE BLUE,  with fifteen selected NW artists,  100 new original paintings, art glass, and semi-precious  gemstone jewelry pieces.

Acrylic  artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia art Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

 Abstract 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

Welcoming Paul Brent, returning artist for his fifteenth summer in Seaside, Oregon!

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

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“Precision” acrylic on wood panel by Diane Copenhaver

‘On your Marks’ Fairweather Gallery  exhibition May 1-25
 
 
The theme of ‘On Your Marks’ resonates with me.  Since my work is abstract, non-representational, I often begin a work with mark-making.  Disturbing a blank canvas by making a mark and then responding with another mark, sets the work in motion.”  Diane Copenhaver
 
 
 
“Experiment encaustic wax and pigment by Diane Copenhaver
“Who” encaustic wax and pigment by Diane Copenhaver
 
 
For the Fairweather Gallery May 2021 show,  my art pieces are an exploration of some new techniques. The mixed media collage and encaustic works reflect mark making and response but with a bit of whimsy and playfulness.”  DC

Diane Copenhaver, abstract artist, is a NW resident, and has embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash creative talents after a successful career in the aerospace industry. business. Bellevue College provided foundational skills focused on the principles and elements of design, color theory and harmonies, and painting techniques and processes.

Diane is painting primarily abstract using acrylics on varied surfaces. She also produces collage and mixed media works, is studying calligraphic arts and has begun to explore encaustic painting.

Color and texture are often the focus of Diane’s paintings. She uses layers of paint, as well as a variety of tools and mediums.

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Art show and sale

May 1-25

ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell.

“On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start.

In the words of the May 2021 gallery exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime.”

The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new art specially created for the upcoming high season.   

 

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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