Vanessa K. Stokes


A GOOD FIT display #1: Pressed Hellebores botanical by Mike Mason, mixed media art by Pam Haunschild, fused glass by Christine Downs, handmade pottery by Suzy Holland, mouth blown red swirl stemware, handmade notebooks by Kris Zorko, red vintage mercury glass, hand made glass ornaments with ploymer clay accents, vintage glass ornaments, and handmade candy stripe dripless tapers.

A GOOD FIT display #2: Handmade bamboo serving bowl, pottery bowl Marilyn Cohn, hand dyed silk runner by Cicely Gilman, wool cloches by Linda Olson, hand painted cupcake glass ornaments, vintage pearl beaded ornaments, handmade ribbon ornamanets, handmade glass beaded holiday earrings by Mary Truhler,  antique carved pink Flanders glass collection from Paul Brent, and handmade seeded pearl ornaments.

A GOOD FIT display #3, all Made by NW Hands:  Fused art glass vessel on stand from Paul Brent’s private collection, art glass sconce on mrytlewood stand, mouth blown and handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood,  mixed media watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, fluted glass by Bob Heath, and handpainted charcoal and white monochrome console table on forged iron stand.  

A GOOD FIT display #4: Pottery mugs by Marcia Hudson,  pottery bowls by Marilyn Cohn, hand accented seed pearl ornament, hand glittered pomegranate ornaments, fushed glass tray by D’arcy Martin, and vingate glass ornaments accented with hand applied polymer clay. 

A GOOD FIT display #5:  Watercolors by Bill Baily, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, petrified silver plated dirftwood on stand available from a private NW collector, mouth blown art glass from a collection of Paul Brent’s, handmade bamboo runner, frosted seed pearls handmade silk stems,  hand forged bronze branch nickel plated on mrytlwood base, art by Vanessa K. Stokes, and handmade silvered mirror display tree.

Staging for A GOOD FIT by KD Fairweather, Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.
A GOOD FIT photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

In the Historic GIlbert District

Seaside

A GOOD FIT, an exhibition highlighting Northwest makers and crafters, through Dec. 23.

A premier source for stylish, chic, one of a kind livable furnishings, unexpected art, and the most extraordinary accessories. Glass, paintings, photography, wood, stone, bronze, sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry made by NW hands.

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Complimentary jewelry gift wrapping.

Special thanks to Avery and Will for the assortment of gift boxes.

THE SEA ENDURES display I: Pair of pen, ink,and watercolor originals “Lunar” “Seaglass” by Vanessa K. Stokes, abstract canvas “The Sea” by Diane Copenhaver, art glass bowl by Bob Lecari, fused glass fluted work by D’arcy Martin, fused glass plate by Carolyn Lindberg, seeded glass stemware, mouth blown espresso lidded vessels, handblown charcoal glass, down filled velvet pillows in marine and stone washed driftwood tones,  linen runner with edge detailing in sailor stitch, handwrapped seed pearl flower stem, and stainless silver console table.

THE SEA ENDURES display II: Encaustic beeswax painting on board oceanscape “The Cove” by Peg Wells, pair of finely detailed  sea turtle oil paintings by Vicky Combs-Snider, platitum edged mouth blown stemware, handmade marble candlesticks,  and silver leaf table with beveled edge glass top.

THE SEA ENDURES display III:  Seascape oil paintings “Abide” and “Spindrift” by Karen Doyle,  handmade wire baskets,  wheel thrown pottery, artisan crafted vessel,  mouth blown glass candlesticks, and  substantially sourced wood etagere.

THE SEA ENDURES display IV: Seascape oil paintings “King Tide”  “Winter Sea” by Ron Nicolaides, seaglass earrings by Barb Walker, beach stone necklaces by Christine Johnson, bracelet and earring pairings in semi-precious gemstones by Mary Truhler, handmade sea-themed mugs by Marcia Hudson, organic bowls by Marilyn Cohn, handstiched silk runner by Cicely Gilman, fish platter by Sandy Visse, marbled, stacked hand made paper box by Christine Trexel, blister pearl necklaces by Mary Botitta, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, and hand printed ocean scape throw by Lee Munsell.

THE SEA ENDURES display V: Abstract oil painting “Cliff” by Karen Doyle, encaustic seascape “Winter Storm” by Emily Miller, crushed seaglass fused glass platter by D’arcy Martin, ocean art “What is Below” by Toni Avery, ocean waves beeswax art ” Water” by Peg Wells, aquarmine jewelry by Mary Truhler, hardwood bound  sea-themed coffee table books, hand distressed nickel plated candle sticks, recycled glass stemware, hand made beaded earrings by Michelle Shigemasa. and coral glass by Monet Rubin.

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Staging by KD Fairweather, Allied Member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

THE SEA ENDURES featuring artists Toni Avery, Bill Baily, Martha Denham, Karen Doyle, Colette Fallon, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Phil Juttelstad, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, Neal Maine, Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, and Vanessa K. Stokes, among others through November 25.

Grace note received

This exhibit, which runs through November 25, is filled with artwork that depicts where the Oregon land meets the Pacific Ocean.

We appreciate Fairweather’s dedication to exhibiting the beautiful work of Pacific Northwest artists and their support of coastal conservation. NCLC

North Coast Land Conservancy http://NCLCtrust.org/

“Mysteries” abstract on canvas by Diane Copenhaver

Welcome fall!  Our surroundings are changing.  The brilliant greens and blues of summer are giving way to the vibrant oranges, reds, and even greys of fall.  –DC

“Connection I and II” abstracts on board by Diane Copenhaver

 

The change of seasons is a time that heightens our sense of interconnectedness and the cycles of life. The feeling of connection between what was and what is to come is a message expressed in my pieces entitled ‘Connection’.   –DC

“Autumn” abstract on canvas by Diane Copenhaver

The exhibition ‘Surroundings’ informed my work in the use of color and texture.”   –DC

On Exhibition through October 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

“Surroundings”  features NW artists Diane Copenhaver, Colette Fallon, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Pam Haunschild, Carolyn Myers Lindberg, Jan Rimmerman, Jan Shield,  Marga Stanley, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

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Semi-precious jewelry by Mary Truhler, maple chest by Ray Noregaard, NW nature inspired pottery by Dan Peccia, wood turned bowl by Daniel Harris, and LIVE indoor easy-care plants. Thel growing plants are, truly, a natural air freshener (each 4″ pot cleans 100′ of household air).
Oceanscape art by Lee Munsell, glass bowl by Bob Lecari, fused glass tray by Christine Downs, “In the Mist” NW book by Russell J. Young, hammered bracelets by Nikki Hatt, wood sculpture by Martin Conley, signed vintage mouth blown sphere, tricolor wood containers from Janice Lukens, costume masks by Robin Montero, pen and ink art by Vanessa K. Stokes, water media art by Pam Haunschild, triptych, and Seaside Prom quilt collage by textile artist Tess Tappert.
Watercolor art by Lieta Gratteri, oil oceanscapes by Ron Nicoliades, seed pearl mosaic boses by Gayle H. Seely, fused glass art by Carolyn Lindberg, hand painted cards by Kris Zorko, and wood jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard.
What’s trending in the summer of 2021
NW artist cards by Lieta Gratteri, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, and Don Nisbett!
Oregon quilted beach carry-all by Betty and over-the-shoulder quilted purse by Betty. Huffman.

PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

NW art show and sale

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

An exhibition that involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

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New advancement for Vanessa K. Stokes from emerging artist to Fairweather resident artist status in 2021.

 

I am absolutely ecstatic about your announcement with news of my receiving resident artist status at Fairweather House and Gallery.  Yes, I have been making strides to not only improve my art and craftsmanship, as well.  Having a job after graduation has opened up many new avenues. 

 

My art for your stunning gallery now has a dust cover on the back and includes a personalized wax seal and preserved flowers from the Northwest.  The flowers have been sealed with a UV-resistant spray to protect my trademark signature as long as my art. As, always, I will happily accept any advice you offer going forward.  Thank you, so much, for mentoring my art during my emerging artist status.  Please stay safe and well during these crazy times.”  Vanessa K. Stokes, artist 

Vanessa K. Stokes was introduced at the gallery at aged fifteen as an emerging artist. At the time she was in the early stage of her career and caught the eye of an art critic.

Vanessa K. Stokes is a self-taught Oregon artist. Since childhood, she has always had her nose in a book and hands in creating art. She finds Oregon’s rain especially calming and inspiring.

 

NATURE’S GRACE

Artist lecture grace notes

Vanessa K. Stokes

Graceful is one of the many words that come to mind when thinking about Mother Nature.  Nature is ever-expanding and no matter how articulate one may be, there will never be a proper way to faithfully describe how wonderfully stunning our planet earth is.

 

In every moment, whether we see it or not, nature is striving to find a way to survive. Growing, thriving, and yet, staying the same all in one moment  It is wildly free and chaotic while also being thoughtful and diligent.

From the air we breathe to the wind that blows to the land we step on to the grass we mow to the places where the flowers grow to the rainy mornings and the golden hour glow, Nature’s grace truly shows us how fortunate we are to be able to experience life’s abundance with its delicately strong strength.

 

 

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