SEASIDE Fairweather House and Garden continues to enrich minds and spirits with people living in harmony with the coastal environment. Truly the only way to understand summer at the beach is to experience it in person. The July 6 Seaside Fist Saturday Art Walk theme Revealing Summer-LIVE will bring back an encore of Fairweather artists. The event, a benefit for the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, will feature Sharnell Fee, executive director, as well as live rescued sea and shore birds.
Paul Brent is an artist whose work represents the coastal lifestyle. From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings, he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form. In the past art walks at Fairweather House and Garden, Brent has started an oil painting during the event and then completed the work of art by the end of the summer season. Brent has been active in arts and planning organizations both locally and in the state of Florida. He served on the board and was president of Bay Arts Alliance. He also served on the board of the Florida Arts Council and the Florida Humanities Council. He returns to Seaside each year.
Victoria Brooks returns as another Fairweather celebrity artist. Brooks is a signature member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and the American Impressionist Society. She also is an member of Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. Brooks puts it quite matter- of- factly: Anytime youre painting anything, youre really painting the light ... how it falls and casts shadow. Her portfolio is full of dazzling coastal scenes, and the prevalence of open sky and water in these pieces draws intense focus to the light, be it brilliant morning sunshine or soft evening twilight.
Fairweather House and Garden launched Patricia Clark-Finleys first solo exhibition in Seaside last year. An artist from Orcas Island, Clark-Finley has been included in the San Francisco Museum of Modern, and she is currently showing at Fairweather.
John Dudley, another celebrity artist is included in the invitational summer exhibition.
Chef Sharon Krask will prepare a spectacular summer menu for art patrons, and the wine is courtesy of Mt. Baker Wines. Fairweather House and Garden is located at 612 Broadway, in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Art walk hours are 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.fairweatherhouseandgarden.com