Victoria Brooks


“Indian Beach Sunrise” by Victoria Brooks

8 x 16 original oil on linen

En plein air in Ecola Oregon State Park

August 2022

“And all at once, Summer collapsed into Fall.” -Oscar Wilde 

It was great seeing you this summer! We are sad to leave our Rockway Beach, Oregon, summer place. Our home in CA was 110 degrees today, but we must get back and prepare for the NOAPS show in Jackson Hole in September. — Victoria Brooks.

“Graceful Reflections”
Artist: VICTORIA BROOKS 
Oil on Linen
36x24x2 Inches
$4500.
 
Congratulations to Victoria Brooks! “Graceful Reflections” has been selected for NOAPS Best of America 2022. The event is in Jackson, WY, and opens with a reception Friday, September 16 @ 5-7 pm www.noaps.org

“One must maintain a little bit of summer.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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Pacific Coast Highway North Oregon Coast map

Display #1 for DIFFERENT STROKES:  Watercolor floral by Mary Lyn Gough, fused glass bowl by Christine Downs, glass platter and glass leaves by Monet Rubin, glass plate by Bob Heath, botanical art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, “Along the Winding Road” (Paul McCarthy quote) in calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, one-of-a-kind jewelry by Mary Truhler, and vintage Louis XV key- lock it ™ necklace by Rene Hafeman.

 

Display #2 for DIFFERENT STROKES.  Teasel and bird watercolor by JoAnn Pari-Mueller, encaustic roses by Peg Wells,  poppy art by Jan Rimerman, watercolor florals by Leita Gratteri, mixed media collage by Sherrie Stahl, painted urchin rocks by Kandy Swartz, handmade glass dragonfly color spot by Bob Heath, wooden bee bowl by Janis Childs, wood carved turntable by Stuart Dittbrenner, and glass floral dish by Christine Downs.

Display #3 for DIFFERENT STROKES: Pelican oil painting by Paul Brent, raw edge table by Stuart Dittbrenner, impasto art by Martha Lee, sunset pottery by Marilyn Cohn, abstract fused glass by Christine Downs, woven baskets by Jan Dittbrenner, and carved wood chair by Will & Avery.

Display #4 for DIFFERENT STROKES.  Heron mosaic set in wood by Stuart Dittbrenner, sunset oil by Victoria Brooks, pastel four by four chairs and handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, handpainted linens and wooden sunflower bowl by Janis Childs, print of metal by Mike Mason, fused fluted glass by D’arcy Martin, vintage glass from Paul Brent, series of oil paintings on board by Karen E. Lewis, impasto art by Martha Lee, vintage chevron gold abstract caddy, and handmade pottery by Marilyn Cohn.

Display #5 for DIFFERENT STROKES.  Contemporary art by Ashley Larsen, abstracts by Leah Kolenberg, encaustic art by Peg Wells,  fused glass by Monet Rubin, vintage woven glass bowl, stylish handpainted scarves by Cicely Gilman, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, fused glass slump bowl by Christine Downs, woven paper cards by Kris Zorko, and a fine collection summer reads hard-cover books.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

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

Through August 25

Features watercolors by Bill Baily, en Plein air work by Karen Doyle, frescoes by Agnes Field, Art Deco works by Rene Hafeman, acrylic art by Ashley Larsen, fused glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, impasto art by Martha Lee, and encaustic works by Peg Wells.

 

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

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

DIFFERENT STROKES  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.

“Blue View” and “Ocean View” abstract oils by Nick Brakel

Expressionist landscapes for THIS PLACE, Fairweather’s July exhibition

Through the years, Nick Brakel has participated in various shows at the Fairweather Gallery, first as an emerging artist to watch in 2013, in a group show with Jan Shield, Bev Drew Kindley, Paul Brent, and Rosemary Klein, and in collaboration with The Wetlands Conservancy and partners Ode to the Tides, a 2019 traveling state-wide art exhibition highlighting the ecological and economic value of near-shore coastal habitats. 

In all of my art, and perhaps particularly in my landscapes, I am looking to express the vibrancy and spirit of nature. 

I am very inspired by the art of Van Gogh, Edward Munch, Egon Schiele, Gustave Klimt, Pierre Bonnard, and many, many others. Particularly the approaches of Schiele and Klimt have been of interest to me
lately. They both push the bounds of expressionist painting within a prescribed and well-defined
form. So, it creates this inherent tension between mark-making and almost abstraction
versus the accurately portrayed landscape/portrait/ or still life. This has always been of great interest
to me.

Creating tension between abstraction and form. How far can you push one without losing the
other? I am also very much a colorist when it comes to art. Vibrant colors are essential to me
and are a massive part of the work of all artists I referenced. The works created for this show are all
oil paintings with a slight amount of mixed media.

I started my BFA at The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN. I left after my foundational studies to
focus on landscape painting on the North Shore of Lake Superior. I found my way into Nursing and
eventually finished my BFA at The University of Wisconsin Superior.

Upon moving to Portland, I participated in The Print Arts Northwest Emerging Printmakers Residency. I also interned at Atelier Meridian Printmaking Studio for several years. I am currently in school at PCC and taking Reiki Next Step  training while continuing to pursue my art.” 

Nick Brakel

Neal Maine, wildlife and habitat photographer, with Nick Brakel, abstract artist, sharing good news and art information at the opening reception of THIS PLACE, Fairweather’s July 2022 exhibition.

My past subject matter was often nature based, focusing on the creatures inhabiting the natural world with birds and  ocean creatures, generally with an emphasis on climate change’s possible effect on these creatures.”  NB

Just announced: Neal Maine and Michael Wing’s photographs are part of a permanent art display that features selected work by 40 artists in the Seaside Convention Center. 

We are thrilled to share that 14 artworks have been chosen from the gallery for the new public art collection in the Seaside Civic and Convention Center.”  FH&G
 
With gratitude to Drea Rose Frost and the SCCC committee for choosing works by Toni Avery, Michael Wing, and Neal Maine.

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, Neal Maine, 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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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

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.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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“Magic Moments” by Barbara Bacon Folawn

16 x 20  original acrylic framed in beech wood

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. The result is a fresh and essential rendering, an impression from the heart and a moment in time. Whether I am using a small sketchbook, a canvas or watercolor paper, I treasure the process and results of plein air painting, which often inspires larger works in the studio.”  BBF

“Surf Dance” by Barbara Bacon Folawn

6 x 6 original acrylic canvas framed

“Treasure Seekers” by Barbara Folawn

6 x 6 original acrylic canvas framed

“A Day at the Beach” by Barbara Folwan

6 x 6 original acrylic framed

Oregon-born Barbar Bacon Folawn began creating art in travel sketchbooks to capture landscapes and seascapes in rural France.
Inspired by several art instructors, she explored painting in watercolor and later in acrylics on canvas.

At the Keizer Art Association’s Colors of Autumn Fall Juried Show in 2021,
Barbara Folawn was awarded 1st Place. 

At the Oregon State Fair in 2021, Barbara Folawn received an award for her painting “At Day’s End” in the Oregon Award division; entries were required to depict a significant landmark that represented Oregon.

OHSU School of Medicine established an endowment for Dr.Robert Bacon, Barbara Bacon Folawn’s father.  The fund supports student projects including sophisticated lab research and perfecting communication skills to better convey complex medical information to patients and their families. Bacon also became known as an environmental leader. He trained whale-watch volunteers and taught Elderhostel participants about local estuaries and rocky intertidal ecology. He helped to organize the Haystack Rock Awareness Program and led the effort to save the beaches for public use with the Oregon Beach Bill.

Barbara Bacon Folawn is an Oregonian who champions natural resources, environmental causes, and art.

“I am a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Salem Art Association, Keizer Art Association, Salem’s Artists-in-Action, and the Cannon Beach Art Association. I regularly choose to participate in selected regional and statewide art shows.   I look forward to seeing you at the opening reception on July 2!” BBF

Fairweather House and Gallery

July 2 – Jul 25

 THIS PLACE, an exhibition, with works by regional artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Nick Brakel, Agnes Field, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Cicely Gilman, Bev Drew Kindley, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, and Jan Rimerman.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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“Surf Surprise” by Victoria Brooks

Original oil on linen, 12 x 9

New oil paintings for the summertime in Seaside by Victoria Brooks. 

  • Top:  “Rosey Glow” 12 x 12
  • Middle row: “Waves Romp” 18 x 24 (eft), “Blue Sway” 20 x 16 (center), “Stepping In” 24 x 18 (right)
  • Bottom: “The Green Robe” 16 x 12

“Mischievous”

by Victoria Brooks

Oil painting

16 x 12

THIS PLACE, an exhibition, with works by regional artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Nick Brakel, Agnes Field, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Cicely Gilman, Bev Drew Kindley, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, and Jan Rimerman.

July 2 through July 25

My inspiration for “This Place” is obliviously the beach and figures on the coast.


This genre of painting has been my muse for over 30 years.

It started when my children were
little and continue to this day, now painting my grandkids as well as other people.

I feel very
blessed to have spent so much time on the Oregon coast.”  Victoria Brooks

Oil Painters of America opened its annual Western Regional Exhibition. The juror selected Victoria Brooks was selected to show “Vintage” a representational painting.

“I love the outdoors and favor the direct approach of working in the open air, using all my senses to capture landscapes and emotional moments of people in natural settings. Working outside means that I have to follow the effects of sunlight, wind, and weather.” VB

Victoria  Brooks is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) and the American Impressionist Society (AIS). She also is an Artist Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA). 

Oregon-born Victoria Brooks has developed an artistic voice characterized by a vibrant color palette and an impressionistic style. Her unique body of en Plein air shows a strong sense of spontaneity and freshness.”

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By request, SEA SYMPHONY article and inspirations from artist Jan Rimerman.

Sea Symphonies are more than being under the sea; it is all of the activity and excitement which goes on above the surf in a collection of rings, ropes, and boats.

The fishers of the ocean inspire paintings. A seaport offers mystery, a gritty natural beauty, and reveals a gentle ruggedness that takes you back to a time when the seas were as fierce as the people living upon them.  

Paintings depict sea remnants, resonating in pulses of lives long past. They are full of texture and secrets, which allow you almost to feel the salty wind and smell the briny sea.

Histories of lives echo over the misty water when walking on a pier during an early morning fog. A dawn walk along the seaboard offers crisp, spicy air over a low-tide land with barnacle-encrusted rocks exposed.

Frequently with no soul in sight, it feels like the world has rolled back into the centuries. Strolling on a deserted wharf, with disrupted sea birds overhead, one can discover shells underneath the planks, image histories in the bits of broken pottery, and wonder about the battered parts of boats. You absorb the energy of the generations and the ever-changing sea moods while pondering the trappings of generations of hard-working people whose blood responds to the sea calling.  –Jan Rimerman

Last call. Sea Symphony through June 25 An exhibition at Fairweather’s that features the newest original work from regional artists Sandy Viisse, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Emily Miller, Gretha Lindwood, Jo Ann Pari- Mueller, Martha Lee, and Jan Rimmerman.

On July 2, the opening reception for THIS PLACE, an exhibition, with works by regional artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Nick Brakel, Agnes Field, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Cicely Gilman, Bev Drew Kindley, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, and Jan Rimerman. Artist talks at 5:30 p.m., followed by a lecture from biologist, naturalist, and photographer Neal Maine. Live music by Chelsea LaFey and Richard Thomasian. Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode by Paul Brent.

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“Surf Dancing” 11 x 14, oil by Victoria Brooks
“Surfer Boy” 16 x 20, oil by Victoria Brooks
“Aqua Girls” 16 x 20, oil by Victoria Brooks

After a successful career and many national awards as an art director in television and motion pictures, Victoria Brooks pursued her love of painting, which she has been doing for more than 30 years.

Victoria’s paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in richly conceived seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. 

In addition to being a talented studio artist, she is an accomplished plein air painter as well. She has won numerous “Best of Show” awards for her studio and plein air works.

 

PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

On display July 3-25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fairweather Gallery’s July exhibition PLACE-BASED, an art show and sale, involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the  exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

Featuring Northwest artists Barbara Bacon Folawn, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Pam Haunschild, Bev Drew Kindley, Phil Juttlestad, Lee Munsell, Jan Shield, and Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode by Paul Brent throughout the evening

Victoria Brook’s PLACE-BASED talk at 5:30 pm

NW habitat lecture by naturalist Neal Maine at 6:00 pm

 

FUN FACT:  Victoria Brooks is celebrating 12 years with the Fairweather Gallery in 2021!

 

 

Victoria Books is a resident artist of the Fairweather House and Gallery, Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), and the American Impressionist Society (AIS). She also is an Artist Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.

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Grace note received May/ 2021

I’ve selected new work for the gallery . I would be happy to speak during the reception in July. I’m looking forward to having a fun and prosperous summer! Best regards, Victoria Brooks

Grace note received June/ 2021

Thank you for the beautiful job on the blog article! See you soon. Hugs, Victoria

 

With 2020 on its way out, our top ten collection is complete!

Number 10:  Masked hostesses and patrons!

 

Number 9: Fairweather’s welcomed back visitors with the promise of a safe experience after the pandemic shutdown.

 

 

Number 8: New 2020 artists that chose Fairweather’s.

 

Number 7: A farewell to artists departing the area.

 

Number 6: We renewed our support of NCLC following the reopening after the pandemic shutdown. Indeed, in 2020, it was more important than ever to keep up with our mission.

“Fairweather House and Gallery attends to the well-being of family, community and business through an uncompromising commitment to honesty, fairness, integrity, and excellence.”

 

Number 5: Fairweather artists who made 2020 the headlines, magazine covers, and news.

 

Number 4: We continued to engage the community in uplifting artist lectures.

 

 

Number 3: We found ways to experiment on smaller projects.  Fairweather artists pivoted to make art masks. Surely, adapting is nothing new for artists know how to mold art to fit new opportunities. 

 

 

Number 2: Quarantine, although stressful, gave the Gallery time to think more about how art, and specifically, the role of art can have on the global conversation. And, so, we created a new exhibition, November’s WILD BEAUTY, after reaching out to colleagues, partners, and artists introducing art beyond regional works to engage with hopeful messaging.

 

 

 

Number One:  Fairweather virtual show. SHORE THING. All things Seaside.

Produced by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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Grace note received

“Thank you for the blogs throughout the past year. We appreciate you so much. Your LOVE for all radiates and inspires.

Feelings of gratitude and thankfulness to you as we recall the JOY and motivation you have given us.

We wish you PEACE and HOPE  to help lovers of art find that perfect something in 2021.” Anny Sears & Mike Mason

 

 

We are grateful our readers, artists, and makers, for inspiring us through this year. 

We hope you have found a little extra warmth in all things Fairweather during 2020, as well.

 We are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.

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

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