Melissa Jander


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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 I took advantage of some figure drawing sessions from life.
These drawing sessions were so engaging, I felt swept up in the moment. The time flew as I went from pencil, to fountain pen, to charcoal and sumi ink. Small sketches gave way to large drawings, then sketching with ink and brush using large gestural movements. Finally, I was ready for paint and canvas. The painting above is the first in a series of paintings featuring the portrait and figure in interior scenes. I think that several of these will fit well in the theme of “Balancing Act,” September’s show at Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside, Oregon.”  Melissa Jander

  • I am painting in my new Camano Island studio and rejoicing in the light and atmosphere up here.

  • My goal is to continue creating romantic and hopeful paintings which entice the viewer to stop awhile and enjoy the simple and beautiful moments in life.” —MJ

Current Artist Inspiration: Berthe Morisot and Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones
Currently Listening Ballet Music
 https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7wZnObobkQoVhNMVYgqLb9?si=SHETRXKpQVSnFcTIdt7G1w
Current Palette: leafy greens, sky blues, pale ochres, violet, deep blues and earthy umbers.

 

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 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. 

 

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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. 

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Raw edge wood sculpture with inlaid marble and slate mosaic by mater artisan Stuart Dittbrenner. Also showing artist Gary Pearlman’s abstract strokes series and artist Martha Lee’s impasto art selected for Fairweather’s DIFFERENT STROKES August exhibition.

For DIFFERENT STROKES, Fairweather’s August exhibition, watercolor artist Lieta Gratteri featured art created from her summertime garden and presented new gift cards during the opening reception at Fairweather’s.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

DIFFERENT STROKES, an exhibition of original abstracts and contemporary works.

Through August 25

Features mixed media by Bill Baily, watercolors by Paul Brent, en Plein air work by Karen Doyle, Art Deco works by Rene Hafeman, acrylic art by Ashley Larsen, fused glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindbergimpasto art by Martha Lee, and encaustic works by Peg Wells.

DIFFERENT STROKES collage of featured art:  Birch Trees watercolor by Paul Brent, mixed media works by Bill Baily, en Plein air by Karen Doyle, and encaustic art by Peg Wells.

First shout out! Celebrating the arts since 2004, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is a journey through the Historic Gilbert District. Free and open to the public,  parking is found on Holladay and Oceanway. The next event is on September 3 between 5- 7 p.m.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

September 3, 5-7 p.m.

Seaside

Opening reception for BALANCING ACT, an exhibition of 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. 

Neal Maine, naturalist, lecture at 6 p.m. 

Fairweather House and Gallery has become one of the historic Gilbert District’s sought after destinations offering an ever-changing amazing visual experience.”  Seaside Signal 2009

Representing a collection of fine art and craft  by an exceptional group of regional artists for over fifteen years. From traditional to transitional, contemporary to realism, impressionism to emerging art.

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

 

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.

Find where interior design is not decorating but rather giving coastal homes the peaceful lifestyle. Find where everyday dreams are integrated with irreplaceable humanity, friendship and beauty.

At the opening reception for the Fairweather exhibition THIS PLACE, en plein air artist Barbara Bacon Folawn is pictured with her art. In the background are musicians Chelsea LaFey and Richard Thomasian and artist Paul Brent Painting Seaside LIVE ™ during the July 2 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. Also, in the image are artworks by Melissa Jander, Lieta Gratteri, Tedd Chilless, and Peg Wells.

 

I find it satisfying to visit the quiet rural areas of the Willamette Valley or the Oregon coast with pencil and paintbrush to capture the light and colors of our natural environment.  When I paint on location, I lose myself in the moment and use all my senses to learn about and interpret what I see in front of me.  I treasure the process and results of en plein air painting, which often inspires larger works in the studio.  As I look back, I remember very clearly the feeling of the day, the light, the fragrances, the sounds, and the colors of each scene that I captured.”  Barbara Bacon Folawn

Impressionistic oil painter Victoria Brooks happily engaged with Seaside First Saturday Art Walk patrons at the opening reception of THIS PLACE on July 2, 2022, at Fairweather Gallery. Victoria Brooks recently celebrated her 12th anniversary of offering Seaside Painting LIVE ™ events at Fairweather’s. In the background are more artworks by Victoria Brooks and Bev Drew Kindley.

 

 It is all about the light and how it illuminates the landscape, figure, or portrait. I am always chasing the light and trying to capture that effect in oils. Most people don’t realize how much of painting is done in the mind first. I love the vibrant energy and painterly quality of impressionism.  I love oil painting because of the texture and richness it has.”  Victoria Brooks

Painter Paul Brent explored the language of Seaside Painting LIVE ™ in a landscape of the Seaside shore and Tillamook Head. He started with a blank canvas and completed a quick finish painting during the opening reception of THIS PLACE at Fairweather’s on July 2, 2022.  In the background are sculptures by Chas Martin, glass by Fedor Zubanov, and a significant buoy oil painting by Brent.

 

 If the meaning of art is to impart emotion visually then I think the message of all of my art is to create the emotions of relaxation. This is the appeal of my artwork as it often takes one away to a fond memory of a beach or the simple pleasure of a summertime moment.. Most of the time, I have a mental image of the piece before I begin to work. I am continually comparing the painting to the image I have in my head as I go along. I often comment that the painting I like best is the one I just finished.”  Paul Brent

Bev Drew Kindley builds her impressionistic paintings from memories of idyllic places. The painter entertained Seaside First Saturday Art Walk patrons with her gentle insights on the philosophy of art.

Observing and painting is a meditation, an active appreciation, a way to connect intuitively with nature.  When I turn to the peace of beaches, the inner strength found in the shadows of the mind, and the spirited persistence of flickering light on water, I feel refreshed exhilarated, enriched.  I absorb a scene, focus on the mood, simplify the important features and begin to visualize a way to suggest
feelings, ideas,and create a sense of time in a place.”  Bev Drew Kindley

Textile painter Cicely Gilman is wearing her art and showing her framed art. The pattern was inspired by personal guardian angels found within the mind and heart for THIS PLACE, an exhibition, on display through July 25 at Fairweather’s. In the background are artworks by Bev Drew Kindley and Victoria Brooks, art glass by Christine Downs, and pottery by Marilyn Cohn.

Cicely Gilman fills lively painterly silk with a mix of colorful interactions, literally building her images from photo collages, painted silk, and found materials. Often sewn together by hand and machine, leaving delicate ridges and tracks, the construction is repeated until the eye can swing from edge to edge in a blur of color.  Her work evokes the energy of the inner workings of the mind, zigzaging back and forth from histories past, present, and possibly in the future.”    Artist review/ FH&G 

Neal Maine, pictured with his most recent photograph, “The Old becomes the New,” offered a unique habitat lecture at Fairweather’s on July 2, 2022, during the opening reception of THIS PLACE. He spoke about the importance of the nurse logs, fallen wind-blown trees that naturally shelter new forest seedlings. Also shown is art by JoAnn Pari-Mueller and furniture by Stuaru Dittbrenner.

Neal Maine was a biology teacher for 30 years with the Seaside School District. After retiring from teaching, he served on the founding board for the North Coast Land Conservancy and as its director for 12 years. Maine currently spends most of his time prowling the coastal edge as a wildlife photographer and helping others appreciate “living in paradise” on the North Coast through presentations and exhibits.

 

A nurse log is a fallen, decaying tree upon which other trees are growing. The saplings growing on a nurse log take nutrients from it, feeding upon it long before it has had time to rot and turn to soil. Nurse logs also provide a safe haven from soil fungi that can harm seedlings.

 
Decaying logs retain moisture and nutrients that benefit new plant growth and support soil organisms. A nurse log serves as a ground cover, reducing soil erosion and preventing animals from over-browsing seedlings.”     The Old Becomes the New takeaway.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Art on display and for sale through July 25

Painters, artists, and photographers explore the language of landscape

 THIS PLACE, a special exhibition with selected original works by regional artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Nick Brakel, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Cicely Gilman, Bev Drew Kindley, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, Jan Rimerman, and more.

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

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THIS PLACE photos by P. Brent, K. Bowman, and R. Brooks for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

In gratitude. FH&G

LIFE FORMS vignettes and displays #1-5 are on exhibition through April 25 at Fairweather’s

LIFE FORMS vignette #1 facing left to right: Oregon crab still life oil painting by Michael Muldoon, dragonfly themed lampwork earrings, handmade glass sandpiper coasters by Bob Heath, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, seeded glass bubble mushrooms, felted textile bunnies, handmade paper tulips,  mouthblown taffy art glass, featured art by Marga Stanley, pine needle baskets by fine craft artist Martha Denham, fused glass by Fedor Zubanov, encaustic wax art by Peg Wells, abstract art by Kimberly Reed,  and knitted cloches by Linda Olsen. 

LIFE FORMS vignette #2 facing left to right:  Fused glass by N.W. artists Fedor Zubanov and Irina Nazarkina, landscape oil painting of Seaside by Paul Brent, watercolor landscape of Seaside by Dorora Haber-Lehigh,  spring pastel by Gretha Lindwood, forest landscape painting by Jan Shield, calligraphy cards by Penelope Culbertson, and faux fur pompom cloches by Linda Olsen.

LIFE FORMS vignette #3 facing left to right:  Wood turned bowls by Tom Willing, three-dimensional pottery boxes by Dan Peccia, birdies “Mostly Made by Hand ™” by Sandy Visse, fused glass platter by Christine Downs, mixed textile bird art by Charles Schweigert, and handmade sequin eggs.

LIFE FORMS vignette #4 facing left to right: new longline pot warp baskets (woven black and white textiles), handmade urchin bowl series, encaustic art, Oregon ghost nest baskets, reversible barnacle nest baskets, and “Ostrea” stoneware sculpture of “gnarled shells of oysters and finished with fluted ruffles of nudibranchs and other mysterious sea creatures” ..an exclusive display featuring coastal artist Emily Miller

The baskets begin as ghost nets: fishing rope washed ashore on the beaches. Cleaned, unraveled, and restitched, the colorful rope becomes a collection of unique baskets accented with local stones and other treasures. The color and condition of each unique piece of rope serves as an artist’s palette – from freshly cut potwarp lines at local fisheries, to wild and eroded flotsam weathered by months or years at sea. —Emily Miller

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LIFE FORMS vignette #5 facing left to right: handpainted urchin themed river rocks by Seaside artist Kandy Schwartz, handmade insect-themed paper journals by Kris Zorko, textile wrap by ocean artist Lee Munsell, undersea silk wall texture by Cicely Gilman, urchin painting by Jan Shield, stemware by Gretha Lindwood, pottery by Marica Hudson, stacked handmade paper boxes by Christine Trexel, and seed pearl eggs.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIFE FORMS

Art sale and exhibition

Through April 25

Featuring Seaside botanical artist Dorota Haber Lehigh

Oregon coast artist and maker Emily Miller

Pacific University Emeritus Professor Jan Shield

 Cannon Beach pen and ink artist Britney Drumheller

Mixed media artist, gallerist, and curator Jan Rimerman

Among other selected N.W. artists

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Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hostess holding products found on display during the opening artists’ reception of LIFEFORMS, the April exhibition of 2022. Left to right: Sara holding a textile sculpture made by Charles Schweigert, Kathy holding a handmade N.W. tree platter, Denise holding a trio of urchin rocks painted by Kandy Swartz, Saundra holding a wood turned rabbit, Joan holding a handmade turtle sculpture, and Kay holding a pair of birdies by Sandy Visse. In the background: art by Mary Lyn Gough, Patrica Clark-Finley, Melissa Jander, Bob Heath, and Neal Maine. In the foreground: art by Paul Brent, Emily Miller, and Stuart Dittbrenner.

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

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

Meticulous displays 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.
Find where interior design is not decorating but rather giving coastal homes a peaceful lifestyle.

Find where everyday dreams are integrated with irreplaceable humanity, friendship, and beauty.

Find beautiful things. This is Fairweather.

 
The daffodils.
The hibernation wakeup.
The dawn chorus of migrating birds.
The forest awakenings.
The spring breakers.
The fresh grass.
The trees in leaf.
Bumble Bees and Lady Bugs.
Baby Lambs and Courting Birds.
And the musings of one thousand frog swansongs.
Signs of Spring

 

“Hand Built” an assortment of pottery birds by Sandy Visse

Pastel by Gretha Lindwood, handmade floral cards, bamboo twig basket by Charles Schweigert, handpainted silk scarf by Cicely Gilman, Oregon mrytlewood tray, and art deco pewter bunny.
Imaginary fabric bird with soldered wire feet by Charles Schweigert, petrified wood pedestal capped by copper, French wire urn filled with handpainted eggs.

Made by Sandy Visse’s hands. Spring Sheep

“My sculptures are made with a thrown base, then individualized through handbuilding.  Often whimsical in nature, my work focuses on unqiue traits of expressions.” -SV

 

12 x 16 oil painting on cradeled board by Melisaa Jander

Promises  

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Located in the Historic Gilbert District

Seaside, Oregon

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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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.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to artists, and our products made by an artist’s hand.

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

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.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

Plein Air LIVE on Camano Island with Melissa Jander

 
 
I have been painting a lot this year, as many of us artists have been doing with our extra time at home. When I paint it’s like traveling to another place, no matter the subject. It’s the same way when I’m in the garden tending to the flowers. Time seems to disappear and it’s simply delightful.”    Melissa Jander

Melissa Jander is an artist working out of her studio on Camano Island in the San Juan area of Seattle area, and was born in Portland, OR and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Melissa began painting and creating as far back as she can remember, but practicality dictated another career path.

After working in the business world as a graphic designer and in other professional marketing roles, she began seriously pursuing her art in 2001, working in oils on canvas.

She joined local art groups and participated in juried group and solo shows, art fairs, and artist-in-action demos. Current art associations include Oil Painters of America, Evergreen Association of Fine Arts, Plein Aire Washington Artists, and Northwest Artists in Action.

“Art life these days with my studio supervisor, Franz.” –Melissa

“Camano Garden Tulips”  12 x 9 oil by Melissa Jander

The garden has given me lots of flowers for painting and for sharing with others in the community. The joy on someone’s face when you hand them a bouquet is one of my favorite things. I think that’s why I include so many flowers in my work; it’s an offering of a bouquet that will never fade. –-MJ
 

“Favorite Things” 12 x 16 oil by Melissa Jander

I try to capture the luminescence of the petals and the emotion of light bouncing in and around the objects, the reflections of patterns off of different types of surfaces of crystal and silver, multiplying the abundance of joy within the painting.”   MJ

“Time for Brunch” 16 x 20 oil by Melissa Jander

These new paintings for 2021 come to you with love and care. I wish you all many blessings and good health!”  MJ
 

“Lilacs in Silver Pitcher” 14 x 11 oil by Melissa Jander

“Promises” 12 x 9 oil by Melissa Jander

I try to be as expressive with paint and color as possible, while still staying fairly representational. I love to offer the viewer an opportunity to engage a familiar subject while still leaving room to wander, play and fill in the gaps of interpretation. Painting this way gives me such joy, and I’m delighted to share.”  — MJ

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

ON SECOND GLANCE

September 5-25

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 conception of the work.

Featuring woodturner Mike Brown with Oregon Myrtlewood inlaid with Azul, watercolorist Mary Burgess working with gold leaf,  Pam Haunschild with water media elements, en plein aire artist Melissa Jander with paintings from the light of the San Juan Island,  Carolyn Myers Lindberg adding copper elements to fused glass, botanical artist Mike Mason with art layered with leaves, and oil painter Lisa Wiser with fresh works celebrating the fall season.

Introducing textile artist Bobbie Garlington and hammered pewter artist Barb Sedgwick.  

 

 

“Five new paintings are on their way to you, for your show “On Second Glance”,  including certificates  of authenticity. Thank you again for the opportunity to show brand new work in your gallery. Listen to my interview podcast: “The Camano Voice” episode 93.  —Melissa Jander

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