Mike Brown

Oregon Coast Myrtlewood #25

With black walnut and maple staves

Vase by NW wood turner Mike Brown.

15″ high x 8″ dia x 4″  base


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

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

Staying safe

Staying heathly

We are in this together


To enrich the quality of life and to become a leader in the area of art appreciation.

Mission Statement:

Fairweather House and Gallery attends to the well being of family, community and business through an uncompromising commitment to honesty, fairness, integrity and excellence. Meticulous displays, like none other, with disciplined attention to design perspectives.


“Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”. Oscar Wilde

Reality is the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.
The COVID-19 shutdown,  a pause, a reality,  a stumbling block,  gave many the time to place safety standards in place for the common good.

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


Wood Tulip with Copper Stem $75. with Gift Box by NW artist Mike Brown.

Each flower has 12 staves with 3 accent veneers in between each stave.

Creating a Bouquet of Flowers

Pieces of flowers are cut and ready to be glued.

The flowers are assembled and ready for turning.

Flower petals are traced onto the turned piece.


Now each petal is cut using a Scroll Saw.


The flowers once the petals have been cut. The foreground also shows the before and after of a flower bud.

Now on to finishing. The flowers, buds, and pistils have had sanding sealer applied.


While drying this flower was “Bee Approved” and is now ready for waxing.

To finish the flowers each flower is rubbed with steel wool and three coats of wax are applied.

And so, as we approach the outdoor tulip blooming season, we are sharing our curated collection of wood tulips by crafted by Fairweather’s master wood turner Mike Brown. 

Select a wood tulip and have it shipped freight free.

To purchase contact us on messenger on FB or email fairweatherhouseandgarden@gmail.com

And, too please visit us @  http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway, Seaside Oregon

As we continue following the Oregon state’s stay at home order, the gallery doors will remain shut until further notice. Our staff remains committed to assisting you with your needs during this time via e-mail and through our social media platform.
Here is how we can help…

… with a “doing good works” promise.

A wood tulip selected by April 22 (Earth Day 2020) will have a tree planted by May 1, 2020. 


“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”
– John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, (1938), page 438.

Q; Who was John Muir, you ask?

A: John Muir was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America. John Muir was perhaps this country’s most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist. He taught the people of his time and ours the importance of experiencing and protecting our natural heritage.

John Muir was  founder of The Sierra Club and is called the father of the National Parks in the United States.

Read more at: https://vault.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/life/muir_biography.aspx


Read more about a connection with Earth Day, John Muir and Fairweather’s…

Seaside Signal April 27, 2011
by Rosemary Dellinger, editor

Seaside Conversation for Earth Day with Denise Fairweather

fairweatherhouseandgallery.com › Inspirations › seasideearth
Denise Fairweather considers herself a steward of the land and is passionate … “the land and being of Irish decent, I would have liked to have known John Muir.”

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.”

Handmade paper box by Christine Trexel, chenille down filled decorative pillow, handmade sequined ornament, silk ribbon by the yard, hand dipped magenta dripless candles, hand decorated ornaments, mercury glass hurricane and for the December HUE exhibition art titled “Divine” by emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.


Magenta velvet and down filled decorative pillows, silk and linen shawls and oven proof pottery by Suzy Holland.

Selected silk, linen and wool shawls reduced 30% through Dec. 23.

Oregon Sunstone and Oregon myrtlewood earrings by Fred Lukens, wood bowl and tray by Tom Willing and  purple heart stave vase by Mike Brown.


“Snowberry” watercolor with pen and ink by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, birdhouse by Marcia Hudson, fused glass by Christine Downs, fused glass tree and star ornament by Monet Rubin.


Close up detail of a unique, whimsical bird house, lovingly built and painted by hand by potter Marcia Hudson.

“Charming bird feeder for your feathered friends. Fit to adorn your garden throughout the year.  Special pricing: originally $295/ reduced to $195  through Dec. 23.”


At the beach, the winter garden is usually a peaceful sanctuary in hustle and bustle of the holiday season. However, this year the front yard has hosted a three week, up to 7 trucks a day repair crew with all sorts of ladders, multiple levels of scaffolding, and surely, miles of electrical cords. Discovering, at first, a simple indoor water feature/ or rather, a small leak…the issue eventually developed into an extensive time and materials on-going repair project. I had offered to park the car outside in order to allow the garage space for material and equipment storage, every plug hosted multiple portable tool charging devices. Seeing daylight on the western front of the house today (windows and doors were previously boarded up) and seeing cedar shingles on the exterior curved walls… the end is in sight. Thankful for the insurance company who has covered: Mt. St. Helens volcano eruption repair (we lived 14 miles away); boating death; 1996 Portland flooding issue; gallery destruction in a 2007 windstorm and this current matter. Thankful for the contractor who was referred, who pulled together a crew from his home building company (has built ten homes in the Reserve). “Basically, we have used all the tools and equipment to build a complete house other than the plumbing on this repair.”

I would highly recommend the contractor and his crew, as they have proven themselves knowledgeable and efficient in the task associated with this water search and destroy repair project. PM for contractor and insurance references.

“Pinecone” pen and ink art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh. Handmade shell tree and hand sewn silk and seed pearl pillow. New hammered copper, gold and silver earrings by Cher Flick for Joanie and ME.

From $24- $48.

Complementary gift wrapping.


“This collection of jewelry is inspired by Joanie’s fun yet classy style. The earrings and bracelets are simple in design, light weight and are made of mixed metal, including sterling silver, pewter, brass, gold filled, copper, gemstones and pearls. I live and handcraft all of the jewelry in Oregon. I received my Graduate Gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America  and have many years of experience working with diamonds, gemstones and other boutique jewelry.  In memory of Joanie, my mother, I will be donating 10% of sales to OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.”  

Staging by Kathy Bowman.

Fun Facts:

Jewelry designer Cher FLick Kathy’s younger sister.

Kathy is the oldest of three sisters.

Kathy is Fairweather’s Director of Hospitality.




Rhinestone and magenta crystal earrings by Karen Johnson.


Oregon sunstone and topaz crystal necklace.


Oregon sunstone is a variety of labradorite that frequently displays a stunning “glowing” or “glittery” effect, caused by copper inclusions.  In 1987, the Oregon legislature designated it as the official state gemstone.



Magenta mouth blown wine glasses. One set of four available.



This season’s limited-edition Mulled Wine candle has a gorgeous dimpled beautiful texture. Luxury ILLUME scented candles  are handcrafted  to provide the cleanest possible burn.



The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on December 7 is all about celebrating the holiday season in the arts. Between 5-7:pm visitors may artists, view an artist demonstration, listen to an art lecture or enjoy live performances in music. The Art Walk, celebrating 15 years in 2019, is a walk about in the historic Gilbert District located between Holladay and Broadway. Dedicated parking is to be found on the corner of Ocean way and Holladay.



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.

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

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.







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/


Hand made bamboo vase and platter, hand wrapped fiber flower stem, hand crafted natural reed centerpiece, handforged wall scone, mouth blown leopard glass, hand beveled mirror, ribbon bow box by Ray Noregaard and handmade lined silk table slip cover.




Handmade pottery by Suzy Holland, willow console table, salmon and trout ceramics by Teresa Weisman-Knight, seascapes by Ron Nicolaides, mixed media art by Jan Shield, watercolor by Emily Miller, handmade silk pillows, mouth blown art glass, marble and plaster decor one-of-a-kind decor objects and hand turned wood candle sticks.

Jewelry by Mary Bottita,  photos in resin by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, oils by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, mezuzahs by Rosalyn Andronescu, hand made glass by Christine Downs  and art glass Fedor Zubanov and Irina Nazarkina.


Landscapes by Lee Munsell, watercolor with calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, fused glass by Carolyn Lindberg and Christine Downs.



Handmade quilt  and penny lamb pillow by Cherry Jones Harris and wood turned bowl by Daniel Harris.



Sea star wood boxes by Ray Noregaard, wine barrel Lazy susan table by Mike Morris and nautilus segmented shells by Mike Brown.



MADE opening reception hostesses.

Shirley, Joan, Saundra, Kemy Kay and Denise.


“Made,” an exhibition, for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works by Northwest hands.

On sale through November 24.

“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the Fairweather 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.”

To read more about the artisans, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com


Save the date and time
Next opening reception

Dec. 7, 5-7:pm

An exhibition titled HUE

“Staves Vase with Metal Mosaic Inlay” by master wood worker Mike Brown.

“The staves in this vase are made with a Hawaiian wood called Star of India.  The ring is made of Ebony and includes metal mosaic inlays.  The top, bottom, and lines are also made with Ebony.”  MB


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“Each vase takes about 30 hours of work.” MB


2019-18 – Staves Vase  by Mike Brown.

“This vase is made with Black Walnut staves, a Yellowheart ring with Black Walnut dowels, and a Maple Burl top. The lines are created with Black Walnut and Maple.”  MB

2019-19 – Staves Vase

2019-17 – Staves Vase with Metal Mosaic Inlay– This vase is cut from one continuous board of Oregon Coast Myrtlewood with lines being created using black walnut and maple accents.  The ring is Black Walnut with metal mosaic inlays.

“This vase is made with one continuous board of Oregon Coast Myrtlewood, a Maple Burl top, and Black Walnut and Maple accents.” MB



2019-17 – Staves Vase with Metal Mosaic Inlay by Mike Brown.

“This vase is cut from one continuous board of Oregon Coast Myrtlewood with lines being created using black walnut and maple accents. The ring is Black Walnut with metal mosaic inlays.”  MB


Q: What is the difference between segmented woodworking and stave woodworking, you ask?

A: Generally, anything that is taller than it is wide is going to be a stave. If it were wider than it is tall, it would be a segment.  To cut tapered and beveled staves on the table saw requires a jig or sled that can be accurately set to “mirror” the first taper cut, since the blade on the saw can only tilt one way.


Drawing showing stave and segmented details

A compound miter cut stave is made normally with one cut per side, taking into account two different angles. One is the miter cut (angle that the wood is presented to the blade) and one is the angle that the blade is tilted (bevel).



The difference is grain orientation. In stave construction (think barrel or bucket construction) the grain runs vertical (end grain or spindle turning) while normal or compound segmentation the grain runs horizontal (face grain turning).




Through November 24

MADE Art Show and Sale

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway



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

Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, wood worker Mike Brown, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane maker Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, maker of pottery Suzy Holland and mixed media maker JoAnn Pari-Mueller.

“I have made seven new vases for your MADE show.  I will be on hand during the reception to talk about the assembly process of these works.”  MB


Mike and Diane Brown.


Welcoming pine needle artisan Martha Denham and wood turner Tom Willing. Introducing metalsmith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

Welcoming woven pine needle maker Martha H. Denham and wood turner Tom Willing.

Introducing metal smith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.


To read more, please visit https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com › Artist › Mike › Brown



Mike Brown’s segmented wood vase, “Oregon Coast Tidepools and Sunset,” includes beach sunsets visible through portholes.

Porthole of the ODE to the TIDES Oregon sunset vase by Mike Brown.



Segmented Sunrise/Sunset Oregon coast vase by Mike Brown to benefit The Wetlands Conservancy.

Lori Tobias from Oregon Arts Watch recently wrote  an article about Mike Brown’s art for Ode to the Tides at the Visual Arts Center.


https://www.orartswatch.org › 40-years-and-363-miles-along-the-oregon-c…


 show at the Newport Visual Arts Center celebrates the rambling stretch … It’s part of the Ode to the Tides exhibit, celebrating coastal estuaries …


¾  of the collection will be in  Newport through September 26 at three locations:

                Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive

                Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 S Marine Science Drive

                Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd

Ode to Tides Art Exhibit & Sale through Sept. 26 – Oregon …

OregonState.edu › events › event › ode_to_tides_art_exhibit_sale_august_1-_…
Ode to Tides Art Exhibit & Sale   through Sept. 26. This art exhibit celebrates the aesthetic and ecological significance of Oregon’s estuaries and tide pools. … A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to conserve Oregon’s Coastal estuaries.
Aug 1 – Sep 26 Hatfield Marine Science Center

Ode to the Tides exhibit and sale – Newport News Times

NewportNewsTimes.com › article › ode-to-the-tides-exhibit-and-sale
Ode to the Tides exhibit and sale … Council for the Art and the Lincoln County Historical Society  hosts the Ode to Tides art exhibit and sale through September.



In addition, ¼ of the Ode to the Tides collection is at the  Hood River at the Columbia Center for the Arts at 215 Cascade Avenue, through September 28.

“The exhibit in the main gallery is all black and white – so I chose lots of black and white for the lobby,” Sara Vickerman, volunteer curator.

In November and December it will be in Beaverton at City Hall and the Library (Nov 4 – Jan 2)

Read more about the traveling exhibit:

Ode to Tides Art Exhibit | The Wetlands Conservancy

WetlandsConservancy.org › stewardship › ode-to-tides-art-exhibit
Ode to Tides Art Exhibit. The Wetlands Conservancy and partners are sponsoring Ode to the Tides, a traveling art exhibit and sale in 2019 to highlight the beauty, ecological, and economic value of near-shore coastal habitats.


Ode to the Tides end note. | https://www 
WordPress.com › fairweatherhouseandgallery › 2019/06/29 › ode-to-the-tides…


Jun 29, 2019 – The art exhibit called Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale finished its run … to Seaside on display at Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside, …


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

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