Emily Miller

“Create” folded book art by Mary Bottita

“Read” folded book art by Mary Bottita


Sketching and pondering from Karen Doyle


Turtle by Paul Brent. C/. 2020


Seahorse by Paul Brent. C./ 2020 By


Ghost net basket turning inward by Emily Miller C./ 2020

Ghost net basket series. Spring 2020 by Emily Miller

“I’m also working on a wall piece with about 1,000 tiny chips of plastic. The title of the piece is Anthropocene and it’s inspired by the idea that our human impact on the earth has become so significant that it will be written in the fossil record.”  Emily Miller

Reposting  Fairweather Gallery March 15, 2020:

In order to protect the health and safety our guests, our community, and our staff the Gallery is closing its doors to visitors through April.


“Artists and those that support the arts have a unique sensitivity in the ability to pivot and meet needs that enlighten and inform, in my opinion.”  D. Fairweather, galleriest

Artist Mike Mason in his studio.

In order to protect the health and safety our guests, our community, and our staff (who are over the age of 65 and are deemed to be a high health risk), the Gallery is closing its doors to visitors through April.

“This decision comes after careful review of guidance from public health authorities and projections for the spread of COVID-19, and reflects our desire to ensure it is not contributing to transmission of the disease which could overwhelm our health care system. This is a difficult decision, but we are confident is the right choice.”

Please re-visit our previously published blog post articles throughout this time.

Questions or concerns, please email fairweatherkd@gmail.com.

Thank you for your understanding.


March 14, 2019 Question to the Fairweather artists.

Q: “Here is an idea. Please send images of the art being created in your studio during this crisis. We will publish  a blog post and keep it updated as you share with us what you are creating. Are you interested? Let me know your thoughts.”



“Wonderful idea! Here is a couple of teaser photos of what I have been working,”  woodworker Mike Brown


“I am painting in my art studio.” Toni Avery


“Social distancing doesn’t require you to become a shut-in. I go outside to paint,”  en plein arist Emily Miller.


“In addition, I’m finishing up a few smaller baskets for a large collaborative display of reclaimed fishing rope ( ghost net collected by Cape Lookeout rangers).basket sculptures called Undersea Garden.”  Emily Miller


“I like this idea! You can use this one and will try to send a few more. Thanks for the up date about the gallery,” artist/ Professor Emeritus of Art Pacific University Jan Shield.



“It is my plan to create tomorrow, I would love to send some pictures while I am creating! I have been wondering how things will go with all of this virus worry.  If there is anything I can do to be of help, please don’t hesitate to ask.”  Rene’e Hafeman, jewelry designer.


“Here is an image of a book I just published in early 2020 on a series Weekend Projects  I tried to provide day-by-day instructions different projects which use one common element: stringers. Thanks for the proposal. I think it’s very useful to have a venue that helps especially during the crisis. I’m working now on a couple of new big works and will share photos as soon as I have them completed,”  fused glass artist Fyodor Zubanov.


“I have scheduled kids art on-line classes (ages 8-18) all week in three different time zones: Central Europe / US East Coast / and US West Coast time. We are learning how to draw puffins!”   Leah Kohlenberg www.leahkohlenberg.com/book-online



“Hope everyone is staying healthy! I’m staying home painting.” Pam Haunschild

“This strange virus has affected everyone.  We are 3 weeks behind the Italians infections so things are going to get way more interesting.  I appreciate the information and understand if other schedules need to be altered.  Thank you for keeping me updated. Stay safe!” Jan Rimerman, Artist/Art Administrator.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has  issued guidelines for “community mitigation strategies” to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, which include recommendations for “social distancing”—a term that epidemiologists are using to refer to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people and hopefully stymie community transmission of the virus.



  • Be in nature. Breathe fresh air. Notice things about the world around you that you didn’t see before.
  • Start birdwatching. Coronavirus hasn’t bothered the birds. Find out what species nest near you, dust off your binoculars if you’ve got ’em and download a birdwatching map.
  • Make art. Whether it’s a page out of a coloring book or paint-by-numbers masterpiece, a knitted scarf or a piece of pottery, creating will ease your mind and keep your fingers nimble.



“Thank you with the list of things to do.  It’s one of the most uplifting ones I’ve received,” artist Sandy Visse


Please visit us on line at www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.co

Eve Marx Just in from CA: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday called for home isolation of all seniors and those who are health compromised in the state of California and the immediate shutdown of bars, nightclubs, brew pubs and wineries to help stop the spread of coronavirus, now considered a global pandemic.

In addition, Newsom said all restaurants should reduce capacity by half and provide “deep social distancing.”

Seeded pearl table top mosaic reversible boxes by Gayle H. Seely and handknitted  noggin toppers by Linda Olsen.



Oregon myrtlewood  handmade bowl by Mike Brown, hand-forged bronze candle sticks, woven bamboo baskets by Charles Schweigert, handmade  NW antler handmade lamp (naturally gathered with a permit) and sepia  forest “First snowfall” photographs.


Handmade salamander lidded bowl by Emily Miller placed on upcycled railroad tie wall mount shelf. Note the application of recycled house siding as display wall paneling.

Natural bird’s nest in handmade shadow box, watercolor  by JoAnn Pari-Mueller in walnut ink calligraphy (nest written in many languages in the background) and agate/ onyx necklace by Mary Bottita displayed on handmade bronze figure.




Fairweather House and Gallery west window display for MADE.


“Made” an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest hands through November 24.


Fairweather House and Gallery east window display for MADE.


Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“Made” an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest hands through November 24.

Alluring, distinctive and exquisite products, never-before-seen, with just the right dose of imperfection to suggest a human element in the creative process.


“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who have made craft cool and luxurious.” D. Fairweather, gallerist.



For more info, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com and  https://www.instagram.com/fairweatherhouseandgallery/


Wrackline periwinkle basket by Emily Miller

Reclaimed fishing rope, shells, brass beads

7″ x 7″ x 7″

First in the series of Wrackline Baskets, 2019.

“Hand-embroidered with shiny brass beads, periwinkle shells collected from the shore and beach stones.”

Emily Miller’s display for A FINE LINE, as well as art curator Sara Vickerman, who spoke about Emily’s Wrackline baskets. Also pictured is art by Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


On view

October 5-31

A FINE LINE an exhibition of representational and non-representational works of art. Working with different media the selected artists experiment with linear mark making in its widest sense. Each artist produced works inspired by places and spaces in the natural environment.

Featuring regional artists: Sharon Abbott-Furze, Bill Baily, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Karen Doyle, Bob Kroll, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Carolyn Lindberg, Emily Miller, Christine Trexel, and Russell J. Young.

“The Wrackline baskets are reminiscent of the flotsam washed up at the high tide line: the border between sea and shore, a fine line indeed.” Emily Miller

The wrack line is the line of debris left on the beach by high tide. The wrack line may be composed of a variety of materials, both organic and inorganic.
Common organic component is seaweed, such as kelp, crustacean shells and feathers. Inorganic components include bits of plastic, all kinds of ropes, and man made debris.



Welcoming coastal artists Rebecca Herren and Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Introducing emerging artists Ray Althaus and W. T.  Brown.


Read more about the artist:

Emily Miller is a lifelong artist with a passion for materials. Her ocean-inspired artwork ranges from plein air watercolor landscapes to abstract encaustic wax paintings, ceramics, fiber art, and more.
Emily Miller | Fairweather Art Gallery Featured Artist
https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com › Artist › Emily › Miller


Emily Miller, a graduate of Pacific University, helped establish the student art club. She also initiated a public art project on campus, serving as the project manager and contributing to the “Shared Roots” mural, which adorns the entrance to the Cawein Gallery.

Grace note:

“I am now deep in planning and preparation for my upcoming Ghost Net Landscape exhibit at Pacific University. 300+ students will be collaborating during the show, October 7-31. I will be installing the show with 1000+ pounds of fishing rope and net.” Emily Miller

Abstract originals by Bill Baily, abstract wood boxes and table by Ray Noregaard with wood bowls by Mike Brown.

“Contemporary art does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.”


Fresco abstracts including impasto on canvas and impastos framed in basswood by Martha Lee, segmented Oregon  myrtlewood vases by Mike Brown, chenille hand made gourds and pumpkins in woven rattan basket.


Cold wax abstract by Peg Wells, rare wood lidded bowls by Fred Lukens,  inlaid lidded boxes by Ray Noregaard, figured edge bowl by Daniel Harris, hand made ceramic salmon by Teresa Weisman-Knight and Celtic jewelry by Mary Hurst.


Acrylic abstract  and painting glass jewelry by Tanya Gardner, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and sunset painting by Jan Shield.



Art by Gregory Bell, ceramics by Teresa Weisman-Knight, glass by Bob Heath, pastels by Joanna Donaca, glass platter by Sandy and Bob Lercari, bowls by Emily Miller and rice paper abstracts by Zifen Qian.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.



CONTRASTS, an exhibition, featuring original  art from Northwest artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens.

Exhibiting  abstract artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman, Gayle H. Seely, Russell J. Young, Peg Wells and Zifen Qian.


CONTRASTS, an exhibition of contemporary art, representing the finest in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, and more—from selected regional, local and emerging artists.

On exhibit Sept. 25, 2019

Read more at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Fairweather’s MAKING WAVES July 2019 exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean.


Oil paintings by Paul Brent, encaustic art, sea turtles, beach rope baskets and urchin bowls by Emily Miller, watercolor/ calligraphy by Diane Copenhaver,  handmade mouth blown glass, sea glass jewelry by Mary Bottita and Barbara Walker.


Landscape oil on canvas by Karen E. Lewis, seascapes by Carol Thompson, fresco art by Agnes Field and mouth blown art glass.


Look closely to note the mouth blown floating glass bubbles. Just perfect for the MAKING WAVES art display and, yes, they are  available for purchase.

Seascapes by Ron Nicolaides.

Oil seascapes by Victoria Brooks, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, hand made art glass vessels and vases.

Art for the MAKING WAVES exhibition, largely significant pieces, include new original work and new art glass selected specifically for the July month-long show.



Abstract wave art by Leah Kohlenberg, hand made glass by Bob Heath, hand made box by Christine Trexel, beaded box by Gayle H. Seely and art cards by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.



Seascape oil paintings by Phil Juttelstad,  watercolor by Bill Baily, landscapes by Lee Munsell, fine art photography by Dr. Dale J. Veith and Russell J. Young,  fused glass by Mike Fox, wood boxes by Ray Noregaard, wood bowl by Tom Willing and seascape watercolors by Mary Burgess.


Art by Sharon Abbott-Furze, stemware by Rox Heath and art glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari.



Mixed media by Sandy Visse,  seascape by Karen E. Lewis,  art glass by Bob Heath and hand forged candle sticks.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Staging by D. Fairweather, gallerist/ allied member A.S.I. D., American Society of Interior Designers.



Read more about MAKING WAVES at:

Thank you Coast Weekend and reporter Katherine Lacaze for supporting the arts.


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


Featuring changing month-long exhibitions  by selected and significant Northwest artists, craftsmen and artisans.The gallery specializes in original oils, watercolors, mixed media works of art, as well as contemporary bronze, mouth blown glass work, abstracts, and one-of-a-kind accessories.

MAKING WAVES on exhibit through July 30.

The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact of the sea and waves.

Featuring  artists: Blue Bond, Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Karen Doyle, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman,  Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith.

Introducing artists Sharon Abbott-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

 For more info please visit  http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com



Saturday August 3, 5-7:pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

Opening reception for OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest  Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.   Curated exhibition. Resident artists. Paul Brent, Renee Hafeman, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Martha Lee, Gretha Lindwood, Susan Romersa  and Dale J. Veith.

Welcoming new artists Christine Downs and Elina Zebergs.

Introducing new artist Vicky Combs.

Naturalist Neal Maine will speak on the local habitat at 6: pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE event by Paul Brent.

 LIVE music by Shirley 88.



“Deep” by Emily Miller encaustic

Emily Miller is a lifelong artist with a passion for materials. Her ocean-inspired artwork ranges from plein air watercolor landscapes to abstract encaustic wax paintings, ceramics, fiber art, and more. Her artwork often focuses on conservation issues, recycled materials, and ecology themes, with a portion of sales benefiting ocean conservation.

Born in California, Emily spent childhood summers on the tiny island of Deer Isle, Maine, and moved to Kauai at the age of sixteen. After twelve years on Kauai as an award-winning artist and graphic designer, Emily relocated to Oregon where her artwork continues to explore the coast and the seasons.

Emily fell in love with watercolor over 25 years ago, painting landscapes and local culture on Kauai and around the world. Her paintings now specialize in sharing the beauty of Oregon landscapes and seascapes in a variety of mediums including watercolor, acrylic, and encaustic wax.

“Kelp Shadows” by Emily Miller encaustic





During the opening reception of MAKING WAVES, Emily Miller offered an artist talk.

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

July 6 – July 30


Fairweather’s July exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean.

Art for the exhibition, largely significant pieces include new original work, created entirely by North coast artists.

Featuring selected Fairweather artists: Blue Bond, Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Karen Doyle,Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman, Lisa Sofia Robinson, Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith.


“Tideline” by Emily Miller  encaustic

“The rhythms of the ocean are my greatest source of inspiration. I find painting with encaustic wax to be a spontaneous and intuitive process reminiscent of the ocean’s movement. I use techniques that generate sweeping, gestural forms to create my most fluid and abstract artwork. Bold color, unpredictable detail and collaged natural elements explore the ocean’s deep currents and ever-changing tideline.” Emily Miller

Introducing artists Sharon Abbott-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact of the sea and waves.

Q: Where in the world has Emily Miller been recently, you ask?

A: Emily Miller was the artist behind the paper moon for her work that was juried into the Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale May-December 2019.

Q; Where was the artist, most recently, you ask?

A:  Emily Miller was the artist in residence at Elisabeth Jones Art Center May 2 – June 23 for the Ghost Net Landscape, a community interactive installation & performance.



Q: Anywhere else in the last 30 days, you ask?

A: Emily Miller was the artist on the ledge at the group art show for Ode to the Tides at Art-in-the-Loft Gallery in Seaside, installing on May 30 and de-installing the exhibition on May 30.



After ten years as a painter, Emily began her study of sculpture and ceramics with an endless enthusiasm for exploring new materials. Her recent projects include the “100 Turtles” ceramics project, “Ghost Net Baskets” made with reclaimed fishing rope, and “Urchin Bowls,” a line of sea urchin-inspired porcelain bowls.

#12 _Morning Crest Oil 30x40 Morning speaks to me of hope and energy and new possibilities. Each bright day is new and will be as rich as i make it.


“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 on coastal environments, where our human connection to nature becomes clear.

“A central part of my art practice deals with changes at the meeting point of the natural and human worlds. I see the coast as a border between the known and the unknown, and I am fascinated with what lies beyond this dividing line.”

© Emily Miller 2018- 2019


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