Michael Muldoon


Melissa Jander, Fairweather’s featured September artist, painted a Plein air oil sketch on the Seaside beach during her stay for the BALANCING ACT show.

Last Call.

Special Exhibition through September 25

BALANCING ACT

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. 

Opening reception images for BALANCING ACT, Fairweather’s exhibition. Collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer. Art by Michael Muldoon on the left and the upper right is artist Toni Avery pictured with her art, and on the lower right are patrons during the September Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Connecting art seekers and makers through thoughtfully curated exhibitions, juried shows, collaborative projects, and installations. Our commitment to local artists and frequent rotation of new exhibits offers visitors a fresh and dynamic art experience.”

October 01, 2022

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

October Art Walk 5-7 p.m.

Opening reception for TURNING, an exhibition featuring N.W. master wood-turners Mike Brown, Martin Conley, Stuart Dittbrenner, Daniel Harris, Robert McWhirter, and Tom Willing. Introducing live edge furniture by Richard Guadagni. Seaside Painting LIVE (™) episode by Paul Brent. Live music by Chelsea LaFey and Richard Thomasian.


Shout out for the new season

Through October 25

The TURNING exhibition will show new autumn-themed art by oil painter Colette Fallon, impasto painter Karen E. Lewis, photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, and Aimee art by Vanessa K. Stokes.

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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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THIS PLACE display #1:  “Jack’s Folly” mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, Fine Art crackle glass lamp, woven pine needle basket by Martha Denham, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, Oregon Myrtlewood trays Made by NW Hands ™,  seaweed chenille pillows, silk coral patterned down-filled pillow and burl-wood decorative frames.

THIS PLACE display #2:  “Finding Treasures” oil by Victoria Brooks, “Wishing Stones” watercolors by JoAnn Pari-Mueller, silk fishnet throw Made by NW Hands(tm), raw-edge big leaf maple table with iron surround by Stuart Dittbrenner, glass by Bob and Rox Heath, and “Children on the Beach” by Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

THIS PLACE display #3: “The Cove” and “A Walk on the Beach” oil paintings by Michael Muldoon, turned wood vessel by Tom Willing, mouth-blown art glass, retro wood picture frames, IIlumne “Oceania” art candles, and hand-forged iron wall bracket Made by NW Hands ™, with mercury glass 2nd-generation art votive.

THIS PLACE display #4: Art glass by Bob Heath, “Four on the Beach” pastel by Greta Lindwood, and “The Garden Friends” oil by Emily Schultz-McNeil.

THIS PLACE display #5: “Colorful Corner” oil by Micheal Muldoon, star sweater pillow, duck canvas sailing pillow, faux bois carved wood chair, all Made by NW Hands ™.

THIS PLACE display #6: Art glass by Bob Heath, seeded bubble and sandblasted stemware Made by NW Hands(tm), strawberry ceramics, vintage napkins from PW’s estate, handmade glass tray by Fedor Zubanov, and selected one-of-kind hardcover American cookbooks.

 

A premier source for stylish, chic, one-of-a-kind livable furnishings, unexpected art, and the most extraordinary accessories. Glass, paintings, photography, wood, stone, bronze, sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry.

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

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

 

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

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

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

July 2 – July 25

 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.

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Where there is life, there is hope. Anything is possible. Believe in the good. Persistence and determination beat the odds. The public, for its part, appears to recognize that a swift return to life as it was before the pandemic is unlikely.  As the third year of the coronavirus outbreak approaches, Americans increasingly appear willing to accept pandemic life as the new reality.”

“Seaside Turnaround ” oil by artist Michael Muldoon for FEARLESS.

And so, as the Seaside Art Walk evolves into a new normal, with returning “snowbird” hostess and a gallerist stepping forward to speak about the process of creating contemporary art for the upcoming high season at the beach.”

“Joan de Arc” pen, ink, and watercolor by Vanessa K. Stokes. Featured artist lecture by Fairweather gallerist with gallery hostess during the opening reception of Fearless, a May exhibition.  In the background is sunflower art by Jan Rimerman, dragonfly art by Lieta Gratteri, and oil paintings by Emily Schultz-McNeil.

With the delta and omicron variants fresh in mind, the public also seems to accept the possibility that regular booster shots may be necessary. Despite these and other fearless steps toward nomalcy uncertainty abounds in many other aspects of living a changing life. Indeed, visiting restful places, such as Seaside, surely are a step forward.”

“The Sun Will Shine on Their Faces, Once Again” fine art photography presented by artist Bob Kroll with gallery hostess for the Fairweather May 2022 FEARLESS exhibition.

I equate fearless with brave, though they are not truly the same, because people behaving bravely can be filled with fear.”  Bob Kroll

Naturalist Neal Maine lectures during the opening reception of the FEARLESS exhibition at Fairweather’s. Water striders are fearless bugs adapted for life on top of the water, using surface tension to their advantage to “walk on water.”

Maine naturalist notes:

 The water strider has three pairs of legs. The front legs are much shorter, and allow the strider to quickly grab prey on the surface. The middle legs act as paddles. The back legs are the longest and provide additional power, and also enable the strider to steer and “brake.”

The buoyancy and paddling legs allows striders to be fast. Very, very fast. The National Geographic article reports striders are capable of “speeds of a hundred body lengths per second. To match them, a 6-foot-tall person would have to swim at over 400 miles an hour.

Water acts different at the surface. Water molecules are attracted to each other and like to stay together, especially on the surface where there is only air above. The attraction between water molecules creates tension and a very delicate membrane. Water striders walk on this membrane.

Water striders have legs that repel water and capture air. By repelling water, the tiny water striders stand on the water’s surface and the captured airs allows them to float and move easily.”  

Persistence and determination beat the odds.

Rich Strike WOW! 80-1 odds win the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2022
 

“Thou shalt fly without wings.”

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St

Through May 25

FEARLESS

For FEARLESS, sculptures by Chas Martin also pictured art by Peg Wells, Marga Stanley, and Jan Shield.

Viewing my work is a layered experience. The first reaction is often whimsical or humorous, and the second level reveals a more engaging question. The third level reflects the viewer’s journey, and everyone sees something different.” –CM

 

 

Artists have life-earned experience, connection to patrons, community ties with the past, and follow the road ahead to an unknowable future.

For May 2022, FEARLESS an exhibition featuring N.W. artists Vanessa K. Stokes, Bob Kroll, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Chas Martin,  Michael Muldoon, Lee Munsell, and Peg Wells.

The artists selected for FEARLESS, for example, aren’t afraid to dive into uncharted waters and never give up.”   FH&G

 

 

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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.

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.

Irish Heather by Michael Muldoon

Original Oil

Gallery Wrapped

24 x 24″

Tipperary Traffic by Michael Muldoon

Original Oil

24 x 16″

Framed

I am an interpretive oil painter. I love color so I strive to use it to prove the many dimensions of shadow, light and shapes. Painting with both a brush and a knife, I’ll try and create a canvas covered in bold yet thoughtful texture. Art is an interpretation.”   Michael Muldoon

Fairweather Gallery

612 Broadway

Located in the Historic Gilbert District

Seaside, Oregon

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

      Please read more about our gallery, commitment to NW artists, and products made by NW hands.
SALTY DOG Oil on canvas, by Michael Muldoon, 12 x 16 framed, Cannon Beach location along the Oregon Coast.
 

 I am an interpretive oil painter.  I love color so I strive to use it to prove the many dimensions of shadow, light and shapes. 

Painting with both a brush and a knife, I’ll try and create a canvas covered in bold yet thoughtful texture.

You’ll see form.  You’ll see color.  Hopefully you’ll appreciate the canvas and the way certain blended paint on a flat surface can create a unique beauty.”    Michael Muldoon
                                                                           

Art is an interpretation. At my age, as a proud grandpa, retired from a career that carried our family across the country a few times and throughout Europe, I have appreciated, collected, and studied other artists and the way they interpret what they see. The way I paint is the way I see it! -MM

The Salty Dog brand stems from the mythical story about a dog that rescued his master after their fishing boat, the Salty Dog, was sunk by a sudden storm off the shores of Hilton Head Island. The story’s central figure is a dog named Jake, who saved the day.

Another meaning for a salty dog.

A sailor who has a lot of experience on the seas and shares his worldwide adventures is often called a salty dog.

The newest paint color for 2022 is named Salty Dog – a trendsetting blue from SW 9177 that is definitely eye-catchy and, at the same time, worthy of admiration. So, this is a blue paint color that is a good fit for all blue paint color lovers.

And, yet, another meaning for Salty Dog:

A salty dog is a cocktail of gin or vodka served in a highball glass with a salted rim. The salt is the only difference between a salty dog and a greyhound. Historically a gin drink, it is believed to date back to the 1920s.

Michael Muldoon graduated from Seaside High, studied at Oregon College of Education, went to West Point, and later retired from the Chrysler Corporation. He often paints with his mother, Betty Bower, in Cannon Beach and shows his work in selected galleries on the Oregon coast.

Happy New Year to you. I sincerely hope it is for all the energy and life you put into your gallery! I am painting for you.

You manage a business with great care and consistency; you enabled me to sell much art. Above all, you’re a nice person, and I appreciate all you do for the art community. -MM

Fairweather Gallery

612 Broadway

Located in the Historic Gilbert District

Seaside, Oregon

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

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