Made Mostly by Hand. “Mermaid on Shell” by Sandy Visse was created for Fairweather’s September exhibition, BALANCING ACT.

Look. Mermaid turned. Perfectly balanced.

For BALANCING ACT, a Fairweather exhibition, summer and fall oil paintings by Michael Muldoon, a collection of hardcover cookbooks on display with retro and mid-century wood picture frames, and autumn art glass by Christine Downs.

For BALANCING ACT,  fluted fused glass by D’arcy Martin, sculptures by Chas Martin, art glass by Bob Heath, handpainted textiles by Janis Childs,  art glass plates and platters by Christine Downs.

From the opening reception of BALANCING ACT, Fairweather’s September exhibition, a collage created by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall,  Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer. Top left: Melissa Jander, en Plein air artist, showing her painting of a dancer. Middle left: Art Walk hostesses. Bottom left: Art Walk patrons. Right top photo: guests and visitors. Right bottom: artist Marga Stanley, speaking about her art created for the show.

BALANCING ACT is just beautiful!!!
Walking into your gallery is a delight, and how you have artfully displayed all the work is fantastic. Hugs.
M

P.S.: You are a treasure!!!!!!!

Aw, gee whiz. Thanks. M.



Taking all this new work and putting it together in such an artistic manner, planning out each display with thoughtfulness, mindful of the theme you created, and having it all come together with such a stunning visual experience is just amazing.
Thank you for all your hard work!

Cheers.
Tom

For BALANCING ACT, artist Toni Avery is pictured with her impressive 4×6 painting, encaustic art by Peg Wells, and art glass by Christine Downs.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Through September 25

 BALANCING ACT is an exhibition highlighting the symmetry found in contemporary and traditional art.

Features watercolorist Paul Brent,  ceramic artist Sandy Visse, mural artist Toni Avery, en Plein air and studio artist Melissa Jander, whimsical artist Marga Stanley, contemporary artist Diane Copenhaver, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, fine jewelry maker Jim Hayes, and craft maker Pat Tulip. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

September 3 through September 25

 

BALANCING ACT, an exhibition highlighting the symmetry found in contemporary and traditional art.

Features watercolorist Paul Brent,  ceramic artist Sandy Visse, mural artist Toni Avery, en Plein air and studio artist Melissa Jander, whimsical artist Marga Stanley, contemporary artist Diane Copenhaver, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, fine jewelry maker Jim Hayes, and craft maker Pat Tulip. 

 

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

 

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

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

Made by Sandy Visse’s hands. Spring Sheep

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

 

12 x 16 oil painting on cradeled board by Melisaa Jander

Promises  

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Located in the Historic Gilbert District

Seaside, Oregon

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Plein Air LIVE on Camano Island with Melissa Jander

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Favorite Things” 12 x 16 oil by Melissa Jander

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

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

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

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

“Promises” 12 x 9 oil by Melissa Jander

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

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

ON SECOND GLANCE

September 5-25

An exhibition that depicts a second look into art concepts, looking past the first glimpse to discover deeper, more specific, and significant elements in the artist conception of the work.

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

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

 

 

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

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