Leah Kohlenberg

ON SECOND GLANCE, vignette #1:  Handmade display cabinet, coastal pen and ink landscapes by NW artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, mahogany turned wood pedestal, handmade urchin bowl by Emily Miller; inlaid wood, embossed wood, and leather frames, shell shadow box, with linen and down-filled pillows.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #2: Faux marbled wall texturing by Seaside painter Brian Anderson, En Plein Aire original oils by Melissa Jander, vintage Frtiz and Floyd pottery, mouth blown glass vegetables, hand made lamp work bead ladle, recycled glass platter, hand forged plate stand, and finished edge plank table with forged iron base.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #3: Handmade barn doors, Seaside oil paintings by Paul Brent,  glasswork by Bob and Rox Heath, framed glass tiles by Christine Downs, bamboo and linen runners, upcycled trestle table, handthrown glazed pottery, turned ebony wood candlesticks, and Made by NW Hands ™ reversible masks.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #4: Gallery wall featuring vintage 1950s house siding, encaustic art by Peg Wells, mixed media panels by Jan Rimerman, seed pearl table top boxes by Gayle H. Seely, fresco art by Agnes Field, watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, En Plein Aire painting by Karen Doyle, impasto paintings by Leah Kolenberg, fused glass platter by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, water media forest critter abstracts by Pan Huanschild, handpainted silk with salted accents by Cicely Gilman, glass art by Fedor Zubanov, semi-precious jewelry by Mary Truhler, recycled burn pile wood art by Nikole Rae Peacock, amber art glass bowl by Bob Heath, bamboo twig basket by Charles Schweigert, and woven textile by Bonnie Garlington.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #5: Pastel landscape and stemware by Gretha Lindwood, handmade books by Kris Zorko, pottery by Marilyn Cohn,  handmade boxes by Christine Trexel,  En Plein Aire paintings by Lisa Wiser, abstract oil by Carmela Newstead, water media by Pam Haunschild, fused glass by Darcy Martin, fluted bowl by Suzy Holland, and art glass by Bob Lecari.


Through September 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

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’s conception of the work.

Staging by KD Fairweather, Allied member American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


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Front entry BE OUTSIDE exhibition display


Sunflower watercolor mixed media with gold dust by artist Lieta Gratteri, encaustic art by Peg Wells, fused glass trivets by Darcy Martin, pottery by Suzy Holland, whimsical bird by Sandy Visse, hand forged three tiered bronze display stand, hand woven natural reed table runner, recycled glass goblets, mercury copper glass candle holders, hammered by hand copper and silver earrings, hand dyed silk scarf by Cicely Gilman, Thai silk quilted accent pillows filled with down, recycled glass serving bowl, and made by hand sunflower glass bowls. In the background is an ocean-space by Lee Munsell, original watercolors by Paul Brent, and copper, silver and gold earrings by Cher Flick.

Front window BE OUTSIDE display


Handmade indoor/ outdoor birdhouses by Marcia Hudson, bird’s nest fused glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, had quilted pouf pillow by Cherry Harris, pottery bowls by Marilyn Cohn, seed pearl mosaics by Gayle H. Seely, Oregon mrytlewood mushroom sculpture by Mike Brown, bronze wire compote, hand speckled and dyed robin eggs, and gull watercolor by Lieta Gratteri.

Closeup detail of the interior window detail, twig pottery, and leaf roof composition on the birdhouse made by Marcia Hudson.

Close up detail of a maker’s mark signature for Marilyn Cohn, NW potter. Indeed, the artist carves a different face on each piece.

West wall BE OUTSIDE displays

Rendezvous mixed media fresco art Agnes Field with native flowers and NW herbs, wildlife art cards by Leah Kolenberg, twig basket by Charles Schweigert, art glass platter by Bob Heath, walnut bowl by Mike Brown, raw edge jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard, shagreen frame, leather picture frame, and hand-forged bronze candlesticks.

Close up detail of the Rendezvous art featuring cedar pots filled with LIVE herbs and glass vases filled with LIVE native cut flowers.

South wall display for BE OUTSIDE

Art and cards by Barbara Bacon Folawn, pottery by Suzy Holland, artistic card packages by Phill Juttlestad, segmented wood vessels by Martin Conley, wood turned bowls by Tom Willing, en plein air art series by Karen Doyle, and mouth blown art glass.


North display for BE OUTSIDE:

Sunflower framed painting on board by Emily Schultz-McNeil, encaustic mixed media by Emily Miller,  en plein air oil paintings by Lisa Wiser, art glass by Bob Heath, and raw edge maple and forged iron table by Stuart Dittbrenner.

Close up detail of Emily Schutlz-McNeil’s sunflower oil painting.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


BE OUTSIDE exhibition

On view through August 25

A group show showcasing the work of regional artists incorporating painting, photography, sculpture, fiber art, and more. 


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 Watercolor by Diana Nadal,  glass platter by Money Rubin, glass vase by Bob Heath, encaustics by Emily Miller, handmade journal, notebook and wall tile art by Kris Zorko. Mouth-blown wine glasses, sandblasted stemware, silk quilted accent pillow, silver leaf display table, and painted eggs made by hand.

The GREEN ROOM on display through March 25th.

Watercolor and art cards by Diana Nadal, fused glass platter by Monet Rubin, quilted pillow by Cherry Harris, oil by Joanna Donaca, clock by Stuart Dittbrenner, abstract acrylic art by Bill Shumway, wood pedestals by Scott Husdon. Mouth-blown art glass, hand-crafted cast rabbit, Hunt Slonem bunny print,  notebooks by Kris Zorko,  pottery bowl by Suzy Holland, leather, wood, and linen frames, hand-painted silk scarf, vintage iron, bronze, and wood turned candle stands. On display through March 25th.


Glass plate by Carolyn Meyers Lindberg, maple bowl by Daniel Harris, mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, beveled glass picture frame, linen hostess gift, mouth-blown art glass, hand-carved bone frame, and NW handmade willow console table. On display through March 25th.


Art and ocean throw by Lee Munsell, stacked beveled glass serving caddy, hand-chiseled champagne flutes, mouth-blown glass bubbles, bamboo linen masks by Beth Fulton, cast plaster shell, hand-forged hurricane sconce,  wood plank console table, and faux wall texturing by Brian Anderson. Of special note is the treasured Fairweather’s grand piano, gifted to the gallery from a fellow Seaside business. And, too, see the masked and candid image of  Linda Fenton-Mendenhall (in the mirrored background) captured as the photographer was staging the photo!

Pottery by Marilyn Cohn, pitchers by Marcia Hudson, gemstone necklace by Mary Truhler, mercury glass candle cups, signed vintage vase, mouth-blown art glass, hand-painted faux eggs, wood platter by Tom Willing, cast faux chocolate bunny, art by Jim Young, hand-painted ceramic frame, hand-wired seed pearl flower stems, balsa wood hand curled filler, and hand-wrapped cut suede berry sprigs. On display through March 25th.



Art by Diana Nadal, recycled wood frame, whimsical sheep by Sandy Visse, hand-painted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, hand-made recycled wood coffee table, mouth-blown art vase,  and hand tailored linen table square. On display through March 25th.

Art by Bill Baily, verdigris candle holders, vintage metal tray, Fritz and Floyd platter and tureen, hand-made lampwork glass ladle by Cindy Erickson, hammered zinc table, mouth-blown glass cloche, Illumne candle columns, hand-forged iron candlestick, and wood turned dessert stand. On display through March 25th.

Art by Diana Nadal, cards by Leah Kohlenberg, vintage bunny,  art glass by Bob Heath, pottery bowl by Suzy Holland, impressionistic art by Bev Drew Kindley, and watercolor floral by Lieta Gratteri. On display through March 25th.

Mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, wood bowls by Daniel Harris, juniper wood sculpture and wood abstract tiles by Martin Conley, lampwork glass by Michelle Shigemasa,  impasto art by Leah Kohlenberg, watercolors by Bill Bailey, pastel by Gretha Lindwood,  hand made stemware,  mouth-blown glass art bowl, silk ribbon by the yard, recycled wooden railroad trestle table, and chalk painted wood lyre round table with drawer.  On display through March 25th.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Displays by KD Fairweather, allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

The GREEN ROOM  through March 25th.

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Save the date

April 3rd

Nature’s Grace

Fairweather House and Gallery  opening artist reception



“Fairweather House and Gallery has become one of the historic Gilbert District’s sought after destinations offering an ever-changing amazing visual experience.”  –Seaside Signal/ 2008




“Stroll across the arched Broadway Bridge and you’ll see the historic Gilbert Block Building, est. 1914. The upscale Fairweather House and  Gallery, at 612 Broadway Street,  is a must-visit for anyone who is serious about Northwest artists.”  –Seaside Visitor’s Bureau/ 2021


As this holiday season is upon us, it is important for each of us to do what we can for one another – it is the ultimate gift.
Staying safe.  Staying well.

Since March, the gallery has tried to find solutions when, perhaps, others saw only losses. We have followed all the safety guidelines without whining and took an early leadership position in steadily promoting the arts, local artists, handmade goods and shopping local. We have continued delivering artist news, stories, ideas, and helped everyone stay connected through Fairweather blog posts, virtual shows, and limited attendance after hour events.  And, finally as the year 2020 is nearly ready to be boxed up and put away in the history books, we have chosen to highlight glittering light and hope amidst the past months of darkness.

We are staying home for the holidays and are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.

Enjoy the display images from ALL THAT GLITTERS show, the Fairweather December exhibition.

Twig woven sculpture by Charles Schweigert, balsa wood gold handmade ornaments, hand wired spruce branches, birch bark moss spheres, handcrafted driftwood table, vintage mouth blown ruby glass, and fine art photograph by Neal Maine.

Pastel art by Gretha Lindwood, impasto oil seascape by Karen Doyle, oil landscape by Colette Fallon, knitted cloche by Linda Olson, hand made glass ornaments with carved wood stars placed amongst other handmade decorations.

Watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, fused glass in frames by Christine Downs, sandblasted stemware by Rox Heath, miniature oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, acrylic by Jan Shield, and vintage wood candlestick.

Mixed media by Cicely Gilman and signed mouth blown glass with captured bubbles sculpture from a private collection.

Impasto oil seascape by Lean Kohlenberg, abstract mixed media by Agnes Field, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, encaustic by Emily Miller, water media by Pam Hauschild, fused glass platter by Monet Rubin, bamboo linen COVID masks by Beth Fulton, and vintage shell tree.

From a private collection, abstract mirror by Neal Small and renaissance reproduction strike offs of enhanced canvas art of the Archangels Uriel and Samael.

Wood turned bowl by Tom Willing, cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, quilted pillow pouf by Cherry Harris, wine barrel lazy susan by Mike Morris, vintage etched stemware,  handmade willow reed bowl, vintage glass and mirrored ornaments, abstract oil by Carmela Newstead, copper sequin tree, and hand forged bronze pedestal.

Art cards by Bob Knoll, sequined nickel trees, mouth blown mercury glass compote, vintage glass ornaments, carved bone picture frame, and Gandhi calligraphy quote by Penelope Culbertson that reads “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”  (SOLD)


Take a further peek inside Fairweather House & Gallery and peruse more of the December exhibition, “All That Glitters,” in this video, produced by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Displays by D. Fairweather, allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

The exhibition, which runs through Dec. 23, transformed the gallery into “an all-art, all-original, all-local fine art and fine craft gift destination where guests could, truly, shop safely.”



This lovely establishment is an important part of the cultural fabric of Seaside, as well as a dedicated supporter of coastal conservation!” — recent review from North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC.



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The Gallery will be closed Dec.23rd- 26th.

“Truely, we are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.”  FH&G


Astrophotograher Bob Kroll with his art on display.

Watercolors by Paul Brent, fall drawings by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, fused glass by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, and encaustic art by Peg Wells.

Sunflower abstracts by Jan Rimerman, raw edge wood furniture by Ray Noregaard, and oil paintings by Emily McNeil.

Framed calligraphy quotes by Penelope Culbertson and  photo on metal by Neal Maine, and NCLC gift cards.

Impasto abstracts by Leah Kohlenberg, art glass by Fedor Zubanov, watercolors by Bill Baily, and wood bowls by Tom Willing.

Landscape photos by Steven A. Bash, jewelry by Mary Truhler, oils by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, and pottery by Suzy Holland.

Landscape oil by Karen E. Lewis, hammered silver by Nikki Hatt, glass by Bob Lercari, and photographs by Neal Maine.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

Through Sept. 26th 

OVER and UP September Art Exhibition focuses on contemporary art, showcasing a wide variety of art forms, mediums and expressions.

Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

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“Tide Pool II” watermedia on cradled board by Pam Haunschild    10 x 10 $295

Abstraction in art basically means to move away from a strict representation of reality.  Abstraction can range from a rejection of all reference to the external world like the abstract expressionists (e.g. Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko) to hyper-realism like the photorealist painters (e.g., Richard Estes, Yigal Ozeri).  Of course, most work is somewhere between these extremes.  I call myself a semi-abstract artist, as I always have an identifiable natural subject in my paintings, but the subject departs from reality in color, texture, form, and/or other aspects of the subject.

“Salt Marsh”  original acrylic on board, 24×18 by Pam Haunschild $595

So why do I like some abstraction in my art?  Because moving away from “reality” allows me to change colors, forms, textures and other aspects of a scene, which can help increase the impact of a natural subject.  For example, the layers of sand, rocks and waves in the “Sea Strata” painting above is an obvious departure from reality, but allows me to compress the different layers and draw attention to natural processes like attrition and erosion that affect the seashore environment. 

In “Salt Marsh” my goal was to give viewers the very watery feeling of being in a marsh.  I used a lot of very wet paint and let it run, puddle, and mix in a way that mimics natural processes.  I eliminated the horizon line and other distractions to keep the focus on the gulls and their watery reflections.  Pam Haunschild

About the NW artist:

Pam Haunschild is a contemporary Northwest watermedia painter living in Oregon.

Her art education consists of intensive workshops with artists Robert Burridge, Kathleen Conover, Morton Solberg, Pat Wheeler, and

Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass.

She teaches workshops on various topics related to watermedia and has taught at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Mendocino Art

Center, Corvallis Art Guild, and many other locations in Oregon.

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University (Currently Professor Emerita of Social Science)

Former Jack Crosby Regents Chair of Business Administration at The University of Texas at Austin
Former Associate Professor at Stanford University

“Tide Pools” mixed media by Susan Romersa   18 x 24 $600

About the NW artist:

After a long history in Las Vegas Advertising and Public Relations, Susan Romersa has been enjoying photography, copywriting, and painting since moving to Seaside. Susan has continued her work in publicity for the arts.

Romersa’s art celebrates the beauty and constantly changing surroundings that Seaside offers. Her work reflects the many impressions she has had on the coast.  Susan was ordained as a Minister of Religious Science after many years of study.

“Northwest Tide Pools” by Leah Kohlenberg acrylic on canvas 24″ x 18″  $500

Leah Kohlenberg has  painted for two decades and is primarily self taught. She spent five years in Eastern Europe studying painting and drawing privately with artists in Budapest, Hungary; in Yerevan, Armenia; and in Zagreb, Croatia. She has taught art for 11 years, founding the Roaming Studio in 2010 (renamed Leah Kohlenberg Fine Art Classes in 2016) and was awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council grant.

There are many marine species found in tide pools, from plants to animals.

Plants are important for food and shelter in a tide pool. Algae is found encrusting over rocks. Kelps  anchor themselves to  rocks. Wracks, sea lettuce, and Irish moss.

Animals in a tide pool must deal with changing moisture and temperature. All face rough waves and high winds. Tide pool animals have  adapted to survive in this challenging environment.

Tide pool animals include:

  • Shells: animals such as snails, barnacles, and mussels have strong shells, crabs, lobsters, and shrimp have hard exoskeletons. These structures protect these animals from predators and help keep their bodies moist in dry conditions,
  • Clinging to rocks or to each other: Sea urchins and sea stars cling to rocks or seaweeds with their tube feet. This keeps them from being washed away as the tide goes out. Some animals, like barnacles and periwinkles cluster together, which provides greater protection from the elements.
  • Hiding or Camouflage: Sea urchins can camouflage themselves by attaching rocks or weeds to their spines. Crabs bury nearly their whole body in the sand. Many blend in well with their surroundings. 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.


Art show and sale

On exhibition through July 30th

 Exploring the deep, multifaceted relationship with the sea and shore

    Featuring original art by NW artists Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Emily Miller, Pam Haunschild, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, Susan Romersa, Vicky Combs-Snider, and Peg Wells

Introducing oil painter Colette Fallon

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“Devil’s Cauldron” oil impasto painting by Leah Kohlenberg. SOLD!

The Devil’s Cauldron is a cliff-backed cove just south of Short Sand Beach.

The ocean swells churn and froth around a handful of sea stacks,  making this a spectacular view on a fine day.

A viewpoint at the top of the cliffs can be reached from the nearby Oregon Coast Trail.

“I have been drawing and painting for 18 years, but the impasto work at Fairweather’s is entirely new for me.This oil painting was inspired by the Oregon coast, but the colors are wild and bright (sometimes wacky) and the land forms are intentionally abstract.” Leah Kohlenberg

Spot on!

Cauldron oil impasto by Leah Kohlenberg placed in a Fairweather lay-away plan!



Q: Did you know that people buy art on lay-away installment plans?  

A: It is a concept that has always been part of the art gallery world. 




“Following the Flowers” by Bev Drew Kindley SOLD!


“An Oregon artist, I paint impressionistic landscapes “en plein air” my paintings are based on site experience, memories, sketches and photos.

Searching for the brightness and joy in every season, inspired by the light and energy I find in nature, I experiment to transform the excitement I

feel into colors, shapes, movements and brushstrokes.”   Bev Drew Kindley




Q:  Who was the woman artist who did a painting demo in a Seaside hotel recently?  She was painting a landscape. I would like to purchase a work of art by the artist. She was very generous with her time visiting with me.

A: The River Inn at Seaside sponsored a painting LIVE event with Fairweather artist Bev Drew Kindley.  Painting demonstrations are a wonderful way to view an artist working.  Please make an appointment to visit the Fairweather Gallery in Seaside. This is the best way to see Bev’s newest work. In addition to being a Fairweather resident artist, Bev Drew Kindley participates in solo exhibitions, pop-up galleries, and studio shows.



“Following the Flowers” by Bev Drew Kindley placed in a Fairweather lay-away plan!



Fairweather’s lay-away plan for art:

We take the price of the art divide by however many months the patron wants to pay the art off and set up a payment plan with an automatic credit card payment each month. 

The art remains in the gallery, safely stored, in layaway until it is paid. There are no additional holding or finance charges, and the art may be viewed anytime a patron wishes to visit it until it is ready to go home.

Fairweather’s has always believed art should be available to all people and that is why we offer lay-away payment plans for art.

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“Art touches people in a way that words cannot.

Especially now in our time of Covid-19 crisis, art reaches out and holds a light of hope.

Through color and expression, art is healing for the artist and for humanity.

In our most dire hours, art keeps us sane, lights the dark and ensures we stay human.”

~ Benjamin Law, journalist/writer


Grace note received:

“Posts provide clear ideas in favor of  blogging. They really know how to run a blog.” HS

Copyright © 2020

“Splendor of the Sea” encaustic by Peg Wells

10″x10″ $150

“Rocky Shore” encaustic by Peg Wells

17″x14″ $200

Hand made chiseled glass


Glassware by Rox Heath

$20 per piece


Mouth blown hour glass, bronze dragonfly, handmade glass bowls, coral centerpiece, fused glass platter and more.

“The shore: if I’m not on it, near it, or looking at it, I’m dreaming of it.”
Unknown Author

“I hope someday I’ll wake up to see that I live near a shore.”
Unknown Author

“At the shore, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents and plan by the tides.”
Unknown Author

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.


Art show and sale

On exhibition through July 30th

 Exploring the deep, multifaceted relationship with the sea and shore

    Featuring original art by NW artists Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Emily Miller, Pam Haunschild, Leah Kohlenberg,  Karen Lewis, Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, Susan Romersa, Vicky Combs-Snider, and Peg Wells

Introducing oil painter Colette Fallon

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Copyright © 2020

“Hear you’ve weathered the sequester well! I’m working on new designs where I’m incorporating drift wood (tiny pieces) into the weaving.”  Martha H. Denham, pine needle weaving artist

Grace notes received

“Your virtual tours during the COVID-19 shutdown of the Gallery were wonderful! What a lot of work you have done. I am most impressed and grateful to be a part of your lovely displays.  Delightful!!!” Jo Pomeroy Crockett, artist

“You must be planning a bit to get back to your gallery. We will all come out of this a bit wiser and more caring and above all else grateful for all the little blessings in our lives. I’ll look forward to when we can meet again. Until then take good care and may you walk in beauty,” Toni Avery, artist

“Hugs! I’ve been doing a watercolor each day, and posting on social media – both good and bad. Thank you for all you do.” Leah Kohlenberg, artist

“I look forward to seeing you and will stop in soon to say hello and shop. Bless you for your strength and hard work.”  Gayle H. Seely, artist

Takeaway: “The State’s shutdown  order was meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 until a medical infrastructure was put in place. And, now, testing procedures are in place.  Businesses, indeed, the entire medical community in the North Coast, and residents have a handle on PPE supplies. Safey standards are in place for the common good.  Thankfully, today, we have a much better understanding of the pandemic than we had in early March.  Throughout the past few months, I was grateful to have conversations with my artists, patrons, and friends, just check in with them.  All created a center point for me to go back tothe gallery after the pandemic was managed,”  </em>D. Fairweather, gallerist  D. Fairweather, gallerist.


We will be following the State’s order for physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, handwashing and cleaning surfaces.

We request visitors to wear face coverings, as well.

We are in this together,

And, yet, out of an abundance of caution, during the State’s Phase One re-opening plans, we will only be able to offer limited hours.


Sat May 16 CLOSED

Sun May 17 Open 12-3:pm

Open thereafter every Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun 12-3:pm

Closed Tue and Wed

Going forward our hours will remain limited until there is a convincing containment of the coronavirus.

Staying safe.


Since 2007 we have had the privilege representing remarkable NW artists.

We will be reopening oh-so-softly, oh-so carefully, and, truly, oh-so safely following official guidelines in protecting the health of our community.

‘Your plan sounds like a good one. Sounds as though we may all have made it safely through this. One of your over 65 staff,”  JS

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Sisters by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, oil on canvas


“I keep detail down to a minimum because a painting needs to be different than a photo. Simply reproducing a photo in every detail misses the point of painting, which is to create a new reality. I draw by eye and that can bring out interesting distortions. I like to work small because I can finish a work in three or four hours.   Each one is a stepping stone to becoming a better painter.”


Photo inspiration from the past.

Kind of ironic–the beaches are closed to vehicles and pedestrians  during the pandemic crisis.



“Most recently, I have worked on the human figure. Skin tone is a particular challenge. I tend to simplify detail in service to composition. This is the reference photo (google searching  a subject like “children on the beach” and choose subjects that seem simple with no more than three figures per painting.”  Sharon Kathleen Johnson,  seaside  artist, studied Languages, Art, and Music at Reed College.



“Sharon Kathleen Johnson’s artwork for incorporates the elements of art with memories—and one principle of design—unity—to communicate  feelings and emotion.”  D. Fairweather, galleriest




“Outside Interests” framed in white Leah Kohlenberg,

This pastel painting is inspired by the Oregon coast, but the colors are wild and bright (sometimes wacky).  This is to allow some of the raw brushwork and initial power that comes from an artistic first impression.”   Leah Kohlenberg, abstract painter.

“And, too, I have my art classes are online. I have one adult class that meets online on Sundays, from 1-4 p.m. and have added several kids classes during the week.” Leah


“What an online art class looks like.”  Leah Kohlenberg

“Say  hi to still life students and Reuters employees in Europe (Poland, England, Germany and Spain locations represented).Teaching is an attempt to share with others the more vibrantly colorful world that’s in my head. I have taught art for 18 years, first by helping start an English language art school called Sziv Studios in Budapest, Hungary with American artist Paula Brett, and since then teaching hundreds of students of all ages.  I founded the Roaming Studio for teaching art classes in 2010 (renamed Leah Kohlenberg Fine Art Classes in 2016).”  ”  Leah



“Drawing magnolia branch!! Trying to find some beauty amidst the chaos of life.”  Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Dorota has two degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching.  She has earned a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artist. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists.


Dorota Haber-Lehigh is interested in portraying individual plants with their sculptural and ephemeral beauty. Her passion is to bring attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature and emphasize nature’s and human fragility. She is interested in the healing power of plants and nature and enjoys drawing plants that have medicinal properties. She has e authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal PNW” and “Native Berries of the Coastal PNW.”



Although,  we are dismayed over the current state of the pandemic crisis, about our gallery being closed, about not being able to serve our community in person at this time, we hope that you will find kindness and compassion for those in the arts who are struggling around you.

As we love art, we will continue to offer stories about the artists that are producing in the spring of 2020. 


We will see you on the other side of this.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside Oregon

Closed until it is safe to reopen…

Please visit us at:  http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Due to the  novel coronavirus the gallery shut its doors on March 15, 2020

Please stay in touch with the us

We are still here for you, however, in a different way

Contact us on messenger on FB, or email fairweatherhouseandgarden@gmail.com

Flashback photo.

Fairweather Gallery art hostesses  Elaine, Kathy, Eliza, Kay, Shirley, Joan, Denise with naturalist Neal Maine  during the 2016 opening reception of Art Saves.   c. Linda Fenton-Mendenhall


April 04, 2020

Seaside, Oregon remains under an emergency order restricting visitors and access to public buildings, parks, streams, and beaches.

Please see  detalis at www.cityofseaside.us


If you’re stuck inside thanks to the age of social distancing due to #COVID19, while we may not be able to visit the ocean right now, these videos will help bring it right to your living room.


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