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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“Butterfly” by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Pacific N.W. artist working in watercolor, calligraphy, collage, and pastel media.

“Honeybees and Flowers” by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Fine details catch my eye.  I am interested in the relationship between objects – the “collector mentality.”  I like the starkness of a subject against a white background, but may also intersperse geometric lines or shapes with the mostly curvilinear subjects. Often I use richly colored or detailed borders or backgrounds – influences of the many patterns and colors in my collections.”  JP-M

I won “Best of Show” in the 2022 Rose Festival Art Show at OSA (Oregon Society of Artists)? That was exciting. See my piece and read what the judge said. JP-M

Juror’s note: I thought that this was a most complete and sensational piece. The combination of the story, the beautiful calligraphy of the writing, and, at its heart, an exquisitely-realized rose makes this work a genuinely excellent selection. It drew me in at first glance, and the more time I spent with it, the more I appreciated it.

After 15 years as an art museum tour guide, I began immersing myself in art classes at area art schools and colleges. I am an active member of the Oregon Society of Artists, the Watercolor Society of Oregon, and the Portland Society for Calligraphy and have participated in numerous exhibits throughout the state.”  JP-M

New work by Jan Rimerman for THIS PLACE. 

“Unexpected Celebration” by Jan Rimerman

For THIS PLACE, Fairweather’s July exhibition, my botanical collection is bright and festive. 

This new series is saucy and ready to brighten up the world.”  Jan Rimerman, artist/ curator/ gallerist

Each piece begins with a powdered charcoal under painting with an ink drawing drawn over it.  Transparent fluid acrylics are painted on top in many layers to create luminescence and dimension.”  JR

When not in the studio or traveling, Jan  Rimerman is the Visual Arts Coordinator of the Lakewood Center, the Art Director of the L.O. Reads Program, and the Director of Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands in partnership with The Wetlands Conservancy and the Director of the Rain Spark Gallery. Playing competitive tennis keeps her on her toes. Jan is the turtle mother of six rescue turtles who follow her around the studio like puppies.

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.

For THIS PLACE, the art created is my country garden where stories unfold daily betweem plants, flowers, pollinators, birds, and animals.”  JoAnn Pari-Mueller

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July 2022 THIS PLace display at Fairweather’s featuring the art and calligraphy of JoAnn Pari-Mueller, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, landscape by Toni Avery, oil paintings by Paul Brent, paintings by Jan Rimerman, wood bowls by Janis Childs, ceramic boxes by Dan Peccia,  stemware by Rox and Bob Heath, beach carry-all by Betty Huffman, and impressionistic oils by Victoria Brooks.

“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.

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“Jack’s Folly” mixed media by Jan Rimerman

“Untold Sea Tales” mixed media 36×36 by Jan Rimerman

“Tales of the Sea” mixed media 36×36 by Jan Rimerman

Here is the art are that fit the Sea Symphony theme at Fairweather’s in June. The art is  inspired by the evolution of changing forms in light & shadow. The various textures & layers of color hidden & revealed in the different lights of the day & season are part of my unique sea and ocean art. The work presents a new perspective each time it’s viewed.”  JR
 
 
 
 
About Jan Rimerman.
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
Neptune Studios
Resident Artist at Fairweather House and Gallery

Jan Rimerman adds an underpainting of powdered charcoal gelled onto heavy watercolor paper that gives a finished painting a hint of visual textural mystery. As many as 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint are applied to the initial powdered charcoal foundation.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 SEA SYMPHONY through June 25

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

The exhibition features the newest original work from regional artists Tony Avery, Sandy Viisse, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Emily Miller, Gretha Lindwood, Jo Ann Pari- Mueller, Martha Lee, and Jan Rimmerman.

The possibilities are endless when attempting to depict the rhythm of the sea in art. Seaside is an ever-changing landscape; its consistent motion has made it a source of inspiration for many regional artists. This particular theme is well-liked, especially for its artistic beauty and the duality between land and sea. By representing the sea, artists not only practice their art but also share their emotions. You are invited to visit Fairweather’s where the sea and art become one in June 2022. —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.

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

“Ocra Frolic” 24 x 24″ mixed media by Jan Rimerman

“Orca Friends”  24 x 24″ mixed media by Jan Rimerman

Q: What is the inspiration for The Orca Whale Collection?

A: The Orca Whale Collection is inspired by the love of these graceful animals.  Having a studio on Orcas Island for many years brought me up close and personal to these animals.  Watching them in the wild as they danced through the San Juan currents off the state of Washington is truly an experience. 

Observing the beautiful playfulness with each other as they breach, communicate and then disappear into the deep ocean is unforgettable.  There is an important Whale Museum on San Juan Island which gives a comprehensive explanation of the history of the orca pods and scientific information on how they operate as a species. It also brings to the surface the environmental issues that are harming the orca whale’s health and well being.

The Orca Whale painting series has five 24” x 24” paintings that all work together.  They would be impressive exhibited down a large stairway or in an office complex.  The collection reminds me how fabulous yet fragile these mammals are.  Note that the whales in the paintings are not whole.  Little by little these wonderful beings are disappearing.  Their food source of salmon is shrinking, pollution and plastics are invading their environment and whale watching is disrupting their daily lives.  My intent is to bring forth the magic of these creatures while reminding us that we can all do a small part to help protect our fellow beings. JR

Jan Rimerman

Artist/Art Administrator

Visual Art Coordinator & Curator Lakewood Center Gallery

Director/Curator Rain Spark Gallery

Director Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands

Resident artist Fairweather House and Gallery

Photo Courtesy of Seaside Aquarium

 

Orca Sightings Through the Roof on Oregon Coast by Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

 

Recent reports indicate a little Orca spy hopping, which is always spectacular.

The Transient Killer Whale Research Project actually identified the three Orcas in the various footage and photos spotted along the Oregon coast.  According to their lead scientist, Josh McInnes, they were the cataloged whales known as T049A2, T073, and T073D. They are known to be travel in coastal inland waters of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and southeast Alaska.

On May 18, 2021, orcas were reported at the Cove in Seaside, which is a rare sight.

Among the finds:

And, too, just this weekend, those in Gearhart got to watch grays and Orcas. First, a series of spouts from a couple of gray whales, and then there was an Orca surfacing behind them a way back. 

Even spotting gray whales – which are still migrating up the coast – is a patience game, so finding an Orca will be similar. It’s important to note gray whales have no dorsal fin (top fin), but killer whales do.

Q: What do Orcas symbolize?

A: The Orca symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. Orcas travel in large family groups, working together to protect all members of their pod.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

INTO THE BLUE

Art sale and show

Through June 24

 

Discover just how fond are artists of a particular color is demonstrated at the exhibition of INTO THE BLUE, with fifteen selected NW artists, 100 new original artworks, art glass, and semi-precious aquamarine gemstones in jewelry.

Acrylic artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia artist Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

Fine art photographer Bob Kroll

Water colorist Lieta Gratteri

Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood

Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman

Oil painter Lisa Wiser

Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler

Introducing poured alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker

 

 

 

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This Orchid Collection is inspired by attending the Garden Island Orchid Society Spring Fantasy Show on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Strolling through the colorful display of orchid plants was like traveling into a fragrant dream full of colors and shapes.  Some of the orchids were as tiny as a thumbnail while others had flowers as large as grapefruit.  I have attempted to recreate the orchid essence.” JR


“Part of the abstract composition is created by using powdered charcoal, light molding paste, and transparent fluid acrylic paint. To create the initial black and white underpainting, organic forms are used as stencils.  In this collection, you may see cedar boughs, sword ferns, or even the outlines of garden rake tines.  After the powdered charcoal is sealed onto the paper as many as 16 to 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic paint are applied.
JR

“The most difficult part of the process is waiting for each layer to dry between each application of color and/or texture.  This building up of layers gives the impression that there is something more beyond the visible veneer.  The pieces transform and reveal new imagery in the various lights during the progression of the day.  By changing your observation angle you may see shapes and currents that were not viewed previously.” JR

“Grace helps us do more than we can on our own. Nature brings truths that we could never discover without the help of grace.”

 

NATURE’S GRACE

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

April  Exhibition

Through April 25

Features acrylic artist Toni Avery, oil painter Karen Doyle, en Plein artist Bev Drew Kindley, naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, watercolorist Lieta Gratteri, oil painter Emily Schultz McNiel, botanical artist Mike Mason, and emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

Introducing artist Mary Lyn Gough.

Showing new art on display by Bill Baily, Neal Maine, and Jan Rimerman.

 

“Truly, artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the  imagination, transcending grace  through the muse of nature.” FH&G

 

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“Watching animals on television is extremely different than seeing them in their own habitat. 

Experiencing the fight for life and survival has given me a great respect for the wild animals of the Serengeti in Africa.    

My safari group saw the animals hunting, being hunted and living together in a complicated environment.” Jan Rimerman

 

Lioness mixed media by Jan Rimerman

The defined muscles and grace of the lioness in the painting doesn’t even hint at the clever maneuvers that she designs to feed her family.     

24″ x 24″ on panel

 

Watching the powerful discipline of the Lioness in the hunt allowed me to see the determination of survival.  Experiencing the lives of the African animals was not always pleasant or beautiful. 

Witnessing the patient dance of the hunt in the Ngorongoro Crater was both wild, beautiful and horrifying.  Luckily an attentive zebra made the warning call and, although the cubs went hungry, a wildebeest’s life was spared.” JR

 

 

 

Cape Buffalo mixed media by Jan Rimerman

The wild beauty in this painting is exhibited in the wonderful shapes found in the animal’s distinctive physical characteristics.

24″ x 24″ on panel

The Cape Buffalo has an entirely different kind of wild beauty.  This animal’s strength, shape and power is evident in its stare and stance. Although this 1,800lb. animal is a vegetarian, it can ward off lions, leopards, hyenas and African wild dogs.

It is considered one of the top most dangerous animals to encounter.  The cape buffalo exudes power as well as a stubborn personality. The snorts and sounds of this animal’s hooves are a good reminder to stay in the vehicle.  JR

 

Thomson’s Gazelle mixed media by Jan Rimerman

This painting captures the alert tension that is ever present.

24″ x 24″

The Thomson’s Gazelle has a beauty and grace of a different kind.  They live in herds alongside the zebras and wildebeests. They have many predators so their acute senses of sight, smell and hearing work in their favor.  They are the fastest and nimblest of all antelope and can reach speeds of between 40-60 miles per hour. 

 

Observing a herd running across the plains is like watching a ballet of well-proportioned muscle moving in synchronized rhythm.  The Thomson’s gazelles are known for their acrobatic leaps which confuse their predators and make them more difficult targets.”  JR

  

 

 

Jan Rimerman studied art at the City University in London, at Willamette University, Portland State University and at the University of Washington. Her work is found in ten books. Her art pieces are all painted on top of an underpainting of powdered charcoal on heavy watercolor paper.  Twenty-two layers of transparent fluid acrylic are applied to create a feeling of three-dimensionality and luminescence.

Jan is the Visual Arts Coordinator of the Lakewood Center, the Art Director of the LO Reads Program, the Director of Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands in partnership with The Wetlands Conservancy & the Director of the Rain Spark Gallery.   Jan’s art is well known for unusual perspectives and narrative.  She uses it for presentations promoting the arts and culture while raising awareness for the World Wildlife Fund and for clean water in Tanzania.

 

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

 WILD BEAUTY exhibition

Through Nov. 24th

Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Welcoming  encaustic artist Claudia Fuenzalida Johns.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme in their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

“Nature can be beautiful in many ways.  My life consciously includes travel adventures whether in my own backyard or abroad.  The paintings for this exhibit include some of the wild beauty I was privileged to experience up close and personal in Kenya and Tanzania. Learning and understanding the animal hierarchy, the survival skills of each species and the interconnectedness of their lives allows their wild beauty to be even more vivid.” Jan Rimerman

 

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