Just in! Stunning hand-felted brooches with vintage lamp-work glass beads and hand-sewn seed pearls by Pat Tulip.

Just perfect! Hand-felted clutch purse with whiskey faceted quartz teardrop stones, hand-sewn seed pearls, and felted flowers by Pat Tulip. Truly, one-of-a-kind.

But, wait! There’s more! Pat Tulip’s “Garden Series” of hand-wired precious gemstone earrings with a copper french-clip back.

Left to right: Carnelian gems, citron gems, topaz gems, amber gems, amethyst gems, and citron gems with peridot leaves and vintage seed pearls. 

In her own words: “I cannot believe I completed this,”  says N.W. jewelry designer Pat Tulip.

Hand-cut abalone shell pendant with cultured pearls, hand-wired in gold, hand-carved shell leaves, and laser-cut shells, with selected graduated pearl potatoes necklace. Surely, one-of-a-kind.

 

Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, Where waving woods and waters wild do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them— The summer flowers depart— Sit still—  Except your musing heart.”  Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Pat Tulip is a signature textile and jewelry artist for the Fairweather Galler. Shed recently opened up her garden and home for the 2022 Fall C.B. Garden and Cottage Tour, a favorite local fundraiser.

 

Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, Where waving woods and waters wild do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them— The summer flowers depart— Sit still—  Except your musing heart.”  Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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“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.

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 “Fused and Smooshed” glass platter by Christine Downs. Color circles of grape, orange, and raspberry.

I like to play with the colors and shapes, and this medium gives me the most inspiration.”  

Slumped and fused glass bowl by Christine Downs.

“Some colors combine with others and react in various ways because of the chemicals in the pigments, art is therapy.” 

An Illinois native who earned an art therapy degree from Trenton State College in New Jersey and a master’s degree in special education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Christine Downs divides her time between making her artwork, traveling, and teaching special education. 

She taught PSU Interpersonal Neurobiology and co-taught Meditation & the Brain with Caverly Morgan, founder of Portland’s Peace in Schools. She makes art with kindergarten through 5th-grade students at Pioneer School during the school year. She volunteers as a Mindfulness Facilitator for Camp Blue Spruce, a week-long summer camp for kids. When traveling, with her husband, dog, and cat she often offers to work as a substitute teacher.

 
Slumped glass bowls by Christine Downs
 
The sheet glass is laid over a mold during the slumping process and put in a kiln up to 1300 degrees Fahrenheit. As the glass is heated, gravity pulls it down into the mold. Once the glass assumes its desired shape in the kiln, it is slowly returned to room temperature. 

“Glass bubbles can form and appear as if seeded. That is a real surprise!” Christine Downs

The Pacific Northwest is known for great glass—and Portland glass artist Christine Downs pays homage to the area through some of her fused forms.

Christine Downs creates fused-glass bowls, plates, platters, tile, and, new for Fairweathers, letter openers in a 20-inch by 20-inch kiln.

   

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Music has always been an important connection in my family. Every summer, I joined my grandparents at classical music concerts near their home on Deer Isle, a small island off the coast of Maine. After their passing last year, I began creating artwork with sheet music from their home.”   –Emily Miller

This brand-new collection of Ocean Baskets combines my memories of music with my ongoing work in reclaimed fishing gear. These Ocean Baskets include reclaimed rope from Deer Isle’s lobster fishing industry, along with rope from the Oregon coast, stitched on my grandmother’s sewing machine.”  EM 


Emily Miller often incorporates natural and reclaimed materials into a wide range of work, including watercolor and encaustic painting, mixed media sculpture, functional porcelain ware, and interactive installation art. Her traveling installations include Ghost Net Landscape, a collaborative community installation transforming reclaimed fishing gear into art, and 1000 Moons, an art installation and grief process in handmade paper. She has been a practicing artist for over twenty-five years, and a full-time professional artist since 2016. Her award-winning work is included in public and private collections around the United States.

I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. My work explores natural beauty and cycles of change centered around coastal environments, where our human connection to nature becomes clear. I am based on land near the coast. range in Oregon. My work draws direct inspiration from the Pacific Northwest coast as well as my background in California, Kauai, and Down East Maine.” EM

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway Street

Seaside has inspired artists to create new art themes, sensations, and wonders. Being so near the ocean and art are two allies within the artistic world, bound by mutual thought, and emotion. 

 Sea Symphony through June 25

The exhibition 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.

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“Golden” dragonfly watercolor by Lieta Gatteri

 

“Bronze” dragonfly watercolor by Lieta Gratteri

I have been painting for ten years and love bringing living items into my art. I enjoy making them come alive and trying to capture a lot of texture on my paper. Watercolor has its own mind sometimes; it is fun trying to control it to what I am looking for.”  Lieta Gratteri

I love to work with color. Making things glow is a passion for me. Layering colors get a charming effect. –Lieta

Grace note. Lieta will often add a pleasant surprise to her watercolors to create a mixed-media work of art. See above to discover the “thank you” postage stamp, a repurposed item from a Fairweather note she received recently.

I work out of my studio at home and have a huge group of art and gardening friends that bring so much joy to my life. I am a resident artist of Fairweather Gallery in Seaside and a member of the Oregon Society of Artists.”

Lieta’s trips to the nurseries in the area are her playground and she enjoys sharing finds with her many, many gardening friends. Indeed, it seems as if the energy of a busy day filled with seeing all the choices available during the growing season calls to the artist. Truly, Lieta just wants everyone to have fun in their own garden and have success with all things growing. Surely, being in nature is enjoyable and relaxes her mind. –FH&G review.

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Go to Lieta Gratteri’s FB page, like the artist, and read about her local area nursery reports and lovely finds. She is a master at home and garden notes and has served her fans for more than thirty years.

The Regal View

Bald Eagles along the very edge of the United States along the North Coast are an icon of bravery and freedom.”  —Bob Kroll, photographer

The Eagle Has Landed

Astronauts appear fearless in their work representing our country, and my photo “The Eagle Has Landed” reminds us of the words of Neil Armstrong when he spoke to Mission Control to report that the lunar module “Eagle” had landed safely on the moon’s surface.

Apollo 11 was the American spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969.” –Bob Kroll

May The Sun Shine, Once Again, On Their Faces.

I was inspired to create the sunflower image, “May the Sun Shine, once again, on Their Faces,” by the Ukrainian people as they fearlessly defend their homeland from invasion by Russian forces. I will donate all my proceeds from the sale of this piece and will go to support Mercy Corp. for humanitarian relief in Ukraine.  The sunflower, or “soniashnyk,”   has symbolized peace in Ukraine throughout history.

Since I retired from veterinary specialty practice (as a board-certified veterinary neurologist), my wife Nancy and I spent most of our time on the North Oregon coast in Cannon Beach, contributing our time as volunteers to North Coast Land Conservancy. In addition, I serve on the board of Cannon Beach Gallery. Bob Kroll

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

May 7-25

For May, FEARLESS, is 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 have life-earned experience, connection to patrons, community ties with the past, and follow the road ahead to an unknowable future. The artists selected for FEARLESS, for example, aren’t afraid to dive into uncharted waters and never give up.

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

 

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Neal Maine lectures at the Fairweather Gallery.

And, too,  the Seaside ospreys have returned to their nest located above Broadway Park for 2022. Neal Maine predicted the return date by researching their data from his decades-long log book.

The ospreys have returned. We repeat, the ospreys have returned.
Tune in to watch as they lay their eggs in the next month. –Necancum Watershed Council
 

Data from tracking studies revealed that adult males head north from wintering in South America before females, that Ospreys adhere to certain migration flyways, and that breeding pairs don’t migrate or overwinter together. In the spring in North America male and female ospreys work together to raise chicks and cannot do it on their own.  Osprey is a single species in its own genus. The osprey species is at least 11 million years old…

Read more: 

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Osprey/lifehistory

 
https://www.audubon.org › field-guide › bird › osprey
 
 

After a thirty-year career as an award-winning biology teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine became the first executive director of NCLC, which he co-founded in 1986. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images, a partnership with Michael Wing, his grandson, dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands, and forests. 

Biologist, naturalist, and photographer Neal Maine:

THE COASTAL EDGE

In cycles older than time, forces deep within the earth push apart tectonic plates, creating and expanding the oceans whose waters are pushed and pulled by the sun and moon, cooled and heated and calmed and stirred to fury by the skies. Ocean collides with the continent, shattering the shore into a thousand facets: bare rock monoliths, vast expanses of sand, saltwater pools that drown, then drain, then soak, then drain. And in that shattering, life asserts itself, creeping and burrowing and swimming and perching in particular niches, flora, and fauna whose collective presence defines THE COASTAL EDGE.

NATURE’S TRAILS

A limpet creeps up a wave-washed rock, following the rise of the tide. A salmon follows ancient watershed trails to its natal stream. An otter travels along its living trap line for crabs to crayfish upside creeks in the estuary. A vole tunnels into the soft sponge on the forest floor. In the treetops, in the forest, across the land, in the water, and in the air, all become a living slate for NATURE’S TRAILS. This tracery of interwoven trails is unsigned but indelible to generations of travelers.

THE NEXT FRONTIER, OUR OWN BACKYARD

Humans: We take pictures, walks, deep breaths, memories, rides on waves, water, and timber in habitats that belonged to other trail makers. We thought we could never catch all the salmon, never cut all the big trees, and never pollute the ocean. In our hubris, we thought we could make our own trails. With renewed humility, we are learning how to share this place, to live together with our partner trail makers. PacificLight Images/ Neal Maine celebrates this partnership as we use our images to inspire others to honor nature’s trails in OUR OWN BACKYARD.

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Proceeds from PacificLight Images by Neal Maine to support:
https://nclctrust.org

Jan Rimerman, 2022 Botanical Series
Artist/Art Administrator

Visual Art Coordinator Lakewood Center for the Arts

Curator Dee Denton Gallery

Director/Curator Rain Spark Gallery

Director Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands

The botanical works by Jan Rimerman displayed at Fairweather House & Gallery in April for the Life Forms Exhibit are compositionally framed within a graduated Art Nouveau border. The paintings are created with liquid watercolor on heavy watercolor paper and are mounted on birch cradles. The watercolors are sealed with Dorland wax to protect the surface. The series was inspired by Schreiner’s Iris  Gardens in Oregon.

These paintings depart from Jan’s typical charcoal pours with many layers, each revealing something new in the changing light of the day and seasons. Instead of working on the mystical revelation of texture, Rimerman is creating a three-dimensional effect through the composition and use of color and pattern. Returning to some of her early botanical forms seemed fitting for this spring. 

Many years ago, Jan had the opportunity to take a workshop from the Queen’s celebrated watercolorist  Peter Welton in England. She was the only non-professional watercolorist in the class and the only foreigner to boot. It was an extremely taxing experience, but one that taught technique and life lessons. The artworks in the Fairweather House and Gallery  “Life Forms” April 2022 exhibit are delicately patterned with stripes, dots, and unexpected detail as you inspect them.

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 and Kaui 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

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And, too, for the current times, revisiting Jan Rimerman’s SUNFLOWER Collection with new timely insights written by the artist.

Sunflowers At Dawn

The sunflowers are painted in Rimerman’s typical technique of starting with charcoal pour under-paintings. Adding up to 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint on top of this substrate offers a three-dimensional luminosity.   The most difficult part of the process is waiting for each layer to dry between each application of color and texture. Organic forms are used as stencils to create the initial black and white underpainting; Water and powdered charcoal, the consistency of cinnamon, are applied to the white surface of heavy watercolor paper. When this layer dries the powdered charcoal is sealed onto the paper with a clear gel.  

In the sunflowers paintings, you may discover cedar boughs, sword fern fronds, and/or three turtle petroglyphs hidden beneath the botanical shapes. These are not revealed all at once, but present themselves as the light changes during the day and with the seasons.  By changing your observation angle you may see shapes and currents that were not viewed previously.  The paintings have something new to unfold each time you look at them.” —Jan Rimerman, mixed media artist

Sunflowers At Dusk

Sunflowers are the national flower of Ukraine.  Ukraine produces more sunflower oil than any other country.  The flowers are a powerful symbol of resistance of the Ukrainian people against the invasion by Russia.  The war has disrupted the growing season of this valuable plant which in turn disrupts the global food chain.  Soy and palm oils may fill part of the gap, but this brings another question of sustainable production with farmable land being converted from tropical forests.

Sunflowers are a powerful symbol of hope.  The buds trace the movement of the sun from east to west and the flowers face the rising sun of each new day. We can but hope that they will bloom again soon!” -Jan Rimerman

NEW! Barnable Basket reclaimed “ghost net” fishing gear sculptural basket by Emily Miller

Wild and wonderful ocean life forms are my inspiration for creating art and positive transformation, from the 5-point symmetry of a sea urchin, to the nesting patterns of endangered sea turtles, and to reclaiming “ghost net” fishing gear for functional and sculptural baskets. -EJM

 Life-sized sculptures of sea turtles, made by hand and signed by Emily Miller.


Emily Miller – Conservation & Science

What began as research into historical data on rare hawksbill sea turtles helps illuminate… read more 

New! For LIFE FORMS, tiny babyurchin bowl white gloss glaze and porcelain that holds 2 oz. from Emily Miller.

Wild and wonderful ocean life forms are my inspiration for creating art, such as the 5-point symmetry of a sea urchin.”  -EJM

 

And, too, traditional sized sea urchin bowls, signed by the artist Emily Miller have been re-stocked in the Fairweather Gallery for the LIFE FORMS exhibition that opens April 2nd!

Ocean-inspired sea urchin bowls from Emily Miller are now available in tiny (2 fl. oz.), small (4 oz), medium (32 oz.), and large (48oz.) sizes.

For LIFE FORMS. New 2022 Yellow and Blue “ghost net” marine debris woven basket by Emily Jung Miller.

Read more:

Ghost Net Landscape: fishing rope marine debris art …

 
Ghost Net Landscape, fishing rope fiber art, a marine debris art installation by Emily Miller, the Oregon artist… 

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 and Kaui 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

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Take a note. Emily Miller will offer a demonstration of the unique versatility and functional use of her newest ghost net basket on April 2 at Fairweather’s.

 
I have created new illustrations for the Fairweather April exhibition that depict spring native flowers and native butterflies, moths, hummingbird and other species. 
I wanted to show a relationship between various plants and insects, celebrating our Pacific Northwest ecology. 
Many insects depend on native plants for both feeding and as host plants, layering their eggs on the particular plants. 
I wanted to show the plants not in isolation but as part of a larger community. 

 –-Dorota Haber-Lehigh

 
 

Lupine and Gray Streaked butterfly by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, botanical artist

Mixed media, 10” by 10” on woodblock 

Flowering currant and Polyphemus moth by Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Mixed media, 10” by 10” on woodblock 
 

Skunk cabbage, Pacific tree frog, and Eight spotted skimmer by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Mixed media, 10” by 10” on woodblock 

Skunk cabbage are beginning to emerge on the Oregon Coast. One of my favorites as it brightens the dark swampy winter. An illustration of skunk cabbage was completed as part of my Diploma in Botanical Illustration with Society of Botanical Artists in London.”  —DH-L

Dorota Haber-Lehigh exhibits and teaches drawing regionally, including online teaching.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh works from sketches in the field and finishes botanical illustrations in her studio, working with artist-quality colored pencils, watercolors, and walnut ink.

DOROTA HABER-LEHIGH
Dorota holds a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Society of Botanical Artists in the UK, degrees in Art and International Studies, and a master’s degree in teaching.

Born in Poland, her love for nature began when as a child, she accompanied her grandparents on mushroom hunting forays, spent hours in her parent’s gardens, and hiked summers in the Tatra mountains to forage for wild herbs and fruit.

She was an artist in residency at Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. Her commissions have included an installation of native plants of the Pacific Northwest at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Seaside, Oregon.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Through April 25

LIFE FORMS, an exhibition featuring Seaside botanical artist Dorota Haber Lehigh, coastal maker Emily Miller, Pacific University Emeritus Professor Jan Shield, pen and ink artist Britney Drumheller, and mixed media artist and curator Jan Rimerman.

 

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