Leah Kohlenberg

“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.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands



“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

“Low Tide” abstract acrylic by Jackie Leloff

36″x36″ $795


Painted glass jewelry by Tanya Gardner

One-of-a-kind earrings $29

Pendants necklaces $35-$45



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

Opening July 4th

On exhibition through July 31st

 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, Jackie Leloff, Karen Lewis, Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, Susan Romersa, Vicky Combs-Snider, and Peg Wells

Introducing oil painter Colette Fallon

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands


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

Please read more about our gallery and our commitment to NW artists and products made by NW hands.




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.


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.”

Original watercolor by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, handmade spring column candles, mouthblown glass, hand turned wood candle sticks, pottery by Suzy Holland, mouth blown stemware by Rox Heath, vintage bird feeder and bird house, silk and chenille throw pillows.

Pastel by Gretha Lindwood, pair of whimsical artworks by Marga Stanley, mouth blown art glass, hand made potter vase, hand wired silk iris stem, hand beeded flowers, contemporary floral by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett and art cards by Leah Kohlenberg, glassware by Robin and Rox Heath.

Art by Toni Avery, handmade tea pot by Kate Carlye, hand-forged candle sticks, fused glass by Carolyn Lindberg and mouth blown art vase

Pottery by Suzy Holland and oil painting by Carmela Newstead.

Art by Leah Kohlenberg, textile art by Linda Olson..

Handmade birdie pillow by Cherry Jones Harris, feather motif handmade journal by Christine Trexel, mouth blown art glass, pottery and platters hand made by Maria Hudson.

Handmade glass by Bob Heath.

Handmade glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari.



Handmade glass by Christine Downs, fused glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari, urchin rocks by Kandy Schwartz, and ocean oil by Sandy and Bob Lercari.

Outdoor garden **folly filled with  cattail dyed green spheres and handmade moss decorative moss spheres.


**Q:  What is a garden folly, you ask?

A: A garden folly is usually considered a building or structure that is designed for decoration with no other purpose than to add a touch of whimsy or extravagance to the surrounding landscape. The term began as “a name for any costly structure considered to have shown folly in the builder” and was often named after the individual who commissioned or designed the project. The connotations of silliness or madness in this definition are in accord with the general meaning of the French word “folie”; however, another older meaning of this word is “delight.”

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


“This exhibit’s expectation lies in its possibility to present fresh, new perspectives, inspiration, experiences, reflection and even the possibility for transcendence in some way. Indeed, the meaning of “fresh start” is the beginning of a new period or step.  The North Coast land, truly, is in full springtime bloom for FRESH START, Fairweather’s March exhibition.”

“Exotic” mixed media watercolor  by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

“The work is a painting in paper. I’ve carefully cut and arranged paper to mimic what I do in watercolor with color, value, and shape. The benefit is the textural, three-dimensional effect it creates.”  JPM



Impasto oil painting in jewel tones by Leah Kohlenberg.


HUE companion painting by Leah Kohlenberg.


Hand made glass by NW artists.



Rare Chanel pendant by Reneé Hafeman.



One-of-a-kind gemstone bracelets by NW jewelry artists.


One-of-a-kind pendant necklaces by Mary Bottita.

Painted glass jewelry by Tanya Gardner





Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Through December 23

 HUE, an exhibition, featuring  art by Leah Kohlenberg, JoAnn Pari-Mueller  and Vanessa K. Stokes.

December – On Hue Exhibit

“Hues or colors are so pure – no white or blacks added – just rich, delightful, lose yourself in the color.”

In my new works this month, two are executed in watercolor, evoking warmth and redolence, one is a jewel toned mixed media work on handmade paper.” JoAnn Pari-Mueller 


In addition, HUE features a lavish array of  handmade jewelry of mixed-metal, leather, gold-filled and semi-precious stones from many of the Northwest’s most reputable jewelry artists.

It is a once-a-year exclusive private jewelry shopping experience to select the latest edgy fashion forward works.


Complimentary gift wrapping.


This Friday, the Oregonian is running an article, “Six Book Gift Ideas for your Favorite Readers.”

Guess what?  A Generous Nature, and Neal Maine’s story, is one of the six!

Here is a link that is on Oregon Live:


(From the review:) “…Many of Oregon’s most cherished public lands didn’t just happen to be protected. They were preserved by individuals….  (This) new book tells the stories of 21 Oregonians and how …they found ways to protect what they loved.”

Marcy Houle, author

“Elk Run” Coastal elk in the Necanicum Estuary, Seaside Oregon  by Neal Maine.





Grace note received by HUE artist, JPM.

“This year marks my tenth anniversary of creating art. My background as a Portland Art Museum docent inspired my desire to delve into what I have to say using primarily watercolors and calligraphy with some delving into pastels and painting with paper. I find myself most attracted to exploring nature – objects and living creatures of the air, land, and water. I have won several awards from the Oregon Society of Artists and the Watercolor Society of Oregon and have enjoyed opening my studio to the public during the last 5 years Washington County Open Studio Tour.”  JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Oils by Melissa Jander.  Hand forged candle sticks, wood table by Ray Noregaard, candles by Illume,  hand fringed wool shawl, mouth blown pink art glass and jewelry by Mary Bottita.

Impasto oil by Lean Kohlenberg, pottery by Suzy Holland, hand made glass by Christine Downs and jewelry by Mary Bottita.


Impasto oil on canvas by Leah Kohlenberg, oil landscapes by Karen E. Lewis, watercolor by Bev Drew Kindley, seascape by Lee Munsell and  hand made  glass by Bob Heath.


Encaustic by Elina  Zebergs, pottery by Suzy Holland, hand forged pewter candle sticks with Illumne column candles.


Oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, landscape by Lee Munsell, watercolors by Paul Brent and jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard.


Watercolor with wax on rice paper by Helen Brown, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, encaustic birds by Kathryn Delaney and hand made  glass by Bob Heath.


Buoy, regetta  and beach oils by Paul Brent and landscape oils by Barbara Rosbe Felisky.


Handmade autumn wreath, land spaces by Bev Drew Kindley,   hand made paper box by Christine Trexel, crane art by Peggy Evans, with jewelry by Tanya Gardner and Mary Hurst.


Oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, encaustics by Elina Zebergs and handmade light stand by Andrew Nelson.

Photos by Scott Saulsbury for OUTSIDE INTERESTS.


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.


Through August 25 

OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest.

Selected art, all original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.



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

Art pictured:

On the ledge pair of abstracts by Diane Copenhaver, seascape by Lisa Sofia Robinson, oil by Blue Bond and fresco by Agnes Field.

On the wall photographs by Dale Veith and Russell J. Young, watercolors by Mary Burgess, oils by Phil Juttlestad, Judy Horning Shaw and Karen E. Lewis, abstract by Leah Kohlenberg, mixed media by Sandy Visse, glass art by Bob Heath, seed mosaics by Gayle H. Seely and acrylic by Nick Brakel.



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.



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