Sandy Visse


 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.

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

A premier source for stylish, chic, one-of-a-kind livable furnishings, fine art, and the most extraordinary accessories.

 

Save the date

April 3rd

Nature’s Grace

Fairweather House and Gallery  opening artist reception

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“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

 

Hand painted silk wall hanging by Cicely Gorman, watercolor by Pam Haunschild, pen and ink abstract by Vanessa K. Stokes, hand painted tile earrings by Kris Zorko, and knitted wool cloche by Linda Olson.

In addition, locking wine storage island with glass doors and pull out food safe serving drawer, made in America.

Landscape oil by Colette Fallon, watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, glass platters by Monet Rubin, double faced masks by Sai,  botanical floral cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, and natural edge console table by Ray Noregaard.

In addition, selected accessories made by hand:  mouth blown art glass, vintage Murano glass on consignment by Paul Brent, inlaid wood frames, sequined silk fame, leather frame, and sterling silver heart frame. Also featuring silver leaf wood display table with beveled glass, vintage wire garden folly, and faux fur with imprinted suede liner throw.

 

Chanel vintage necklaces by Rene`e Hafeman, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, bracelets by Karen Johnson, earrings by Mary Truhler, notebooks  and woven card by Kris Zorko.

Selected accessories made by hand:  chiseled champagne flutes, seeded bubbles mouth blown heart, gift package of caramel hearts, copper wire heart, and vintage Valentine’s cards.

In addition, frosted glass and nickel tiered etagere, wooden trug, and ruby mouth blown glass compote.

 

Fresco painting by Agnes Field, encaustic by Peg Wells, clocks by Stuart Dittbrenner, goose by Sandy Visse, pedestals by Marcia Hudson, hand painted wine glasses by Gretha Lindwood, and seascapes by Carol Thompson.

In addition, selected accessories made by hand:  signed ceramic vase, natural dried sheared juniper trees, hand forged candlesticks,  exclusive Illume ™ candles, treated natural boxwood candle rings.

Also featuring hand poured luster glass candle stands, beveled mirror, quilted silk/down pillows, fine textile scarves, woven reed runner, dyed cattail spheres, bamboo platter, and carved wood fretwork lamp.

 

 

Quilted felt pillow by Cherry Harris

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
~ Emily Dickinson

 

And, too, just in! 
New hardcover cookbooks with chef-inspired recipes combined with inspiring plated photographs and Seattle chocolatier Fran’s famous caramels. In addition, Fairweather’s offers a fine selection of hardcover design, travel, and garden books.

“Now, my hunger to cook for those I love has translated into self care. Without friends over the past year, I have cooked for myself; and I realize now that my life has been much the richer for it. When at times it has felt like the world is crumbling around me, a proper meal is something I look forward to, taking the time to lay the table prettily, and eating by soft candlelight. My best distraction lately has been ending the day with a sweet morsel of fine chocolate.

As this global pandemic lifts and, little by little, the world opens up, without doubt what I look forward to most is sitting once again round a table in the company of those I love and eating together. But for now I’m plotting tonight’s dinner, leafing through cookbooks looking for food I long to eat; and then taking the time to cook it just for me. There is comfort— a lot of love—in that, too.” — S. McAlpine

 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.
Staging by D. Fairweather/ gallerist, interior designer, and allied member, A.S.I.D.

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

The pandemic year, although stressful, has given us a lot of  time to think—about our NW artists, and specifically, the role that the gallery can have on our patrons. Indeed, many artists have produced more new work than ever before.  We are grateful for their inspirations and have been fortunate to have had the time to create new vibrant displays to complement the artwork and to highlight the month of February, always and forever, known as the season of Love.

We are so used to seeing seasonal art tinged with the brightest colors, so much so that looking at this exhibition is almost like taking a step out of time. 

Indeed, the displays and the selected artworks give the viewer a chance to focus on texture rather than hue.

A show that reflects on the mood of the monochromatic light, shadows, and atmosphere in the NW.”

 

 

LIGHT and SHADOWS I:  Mouth blown espresso glass, handmade pottery, by Lyn Cohn, hand wired seed pearl and shell stems, recycled glass hurricane, preserved eucalyptus branches, and original abstract art by Diane Copenhaver.

LIGHT and SHADOWS II:  Original pen and ink drawings by Vanessa K. Stokes, sea star photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, hand made silver ribbed vase,  hand made beaded earrings by Mary Truhler, and chenille/ silk down filled decorative accent pillows.

 

 

 

LIGHT and SHADOWS IV:  Wood and clay bird sculpture by Sandy Visse, hand made wire basket, hand carved wood spheres, antique circle mirror art, and photo printed on wood and macro leaf photograph by Steven A. Bash.

Close up detail of Sandy Visse’s sculpture “mostly made by hand © SV”  with driftwood and woven wire base.

 

LIGHT and SHADOWS V:  Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, Tillamook Lighthouse in Seaside wave photo printed on glass by Neal Maine, hand made pottery bowl by Suzy Holland, NCLC gift cards and zinc table.

 

 


LIGHT and SHADOWS VI:  Bronze, zinc and nickel accessories, linen woven runner, decorative  ceramic urn, picture frames in ebony wood with shell inlaid borders, hand-poured luxury ILLUME candles, fused glass platters by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, western gull art by Leah Brown and sea stack original art by Gregory Bell.

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

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Exhibition featuring NW artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Grace notes received

“I read that you have survived the quarantine. It has really been a real test for all of us!! We are coming over and I have some new work. If my husband and I could help in any way we would be more than willing. Best wishes and looking forward to seeing you.” Peg Wells

 

“I hope that everything with the re-opening is going smoothly. I’m selecting new work for you. I will bring the new art in June if that works for you. In addition,  I will have new Plein Air for the gallery that I will do while I’m up there this summer. Thanks so much for what you do. All the best.”  Victoria Brooks

“Hope the re-opening goes as smoothly as possible.

Honestly, I have only been off the property 7 times since March.

Not really comfortable with the opening of the state yet. If we can make an appointment that is safe for everyone, I will drive down with the art that I have for you.

I do want to make everything successful for you and the gallery, so let’s make a plan.” Jan Rimmerman

 

“Hope plans are going well for the gallery.

I have some ideas for display at your gallery. I can get choices to you in June.

I will make an appointment with you to show you some in person.

Thank you for supporting the arts as we all progress through these changing times.”   Susan Romersa

 

 

“Welcome back to this new unsettled world we are living in!  I am glad that your gallery is opening back up, I ‘m sure it’s not been without a lot of new planning and hopefully some joy to be back at it!
Before all of this hit, I was to bring some of my ceramic work and was planning to do so for the June and August shows. 
Please let me know if there is time or space (!) available for me to bring up to 3 pieces and if so, when could I schedule a time to deliver?
My schedule is not as full as it used to be and I would love to make a trip to the beach if that is a possibility!”  Sandy Visse

 

“Just checking in. How are the gallery plans coming for this summer? We have booked a flight to Oregon in June. At any rate we will see you shortly thereafter.  Hopefully things will be open for the usual July Art Walk.”  Paul and LJ.

“Mary and I should be able to make a delivery run to Seaside over the weekend or early next week.

What works for you?  I will have salad bowls and burl show pieces. Mary has paintings.

Let us know when you would like is to show up and we’ll time it right.”  Tom Willing and Mary Burgess

 

It is our hope to continue to bring you informative and regional art notes that provide unique knowledge and inspiration for moving through this extraordinary period of change in our lives. 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery thanks you for your continued support, patience, and assistance as we navigate the ever-changing mandates and requirements.
The more we work together, the faster our community can begin to recover from this crisis.
Strategies that the gallery is implementing to adapt to changes and well being.
These are temporary practices aimed at keeping our community healthy.

Opening Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun 12-3:pm

Closed Tue and Wed

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

Staying safe.

“The pandemic has made clear the importance of good trauma-informed practices. Art saves. Art helps build resilience and coping skills. Art provides a much needed sense of safety and routine. Art connects with people who might otherwise be isolated and overwhelmed.”

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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.”

 

 

 

“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

 

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.