Vicky Combs-Snider


 

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.

 

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

 

 

 

 

Table display I for HELLO SUNSHINE:

Hand painted transparent metallic luster wood turned candlesticks, hand dipped tapers, silk cording spools,  seed  pearl mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely, hand-dyed silk scarf,  hand-wrapped silk flowers,  glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, hand-woven bamboo runner and encaustic art by Emily Miller.

 

 

 

Meticulous displays, like none other, with disciplined attention to design perspectives. Find harmony in exquisite materials, combined with the spirit of many artists who know how to apply the mark of being in the Northwest.

 

 

Table display II for HELLO SUNSHINE:

 

Hand-made kitchen/bath textile gifts for summer hostesses tied with sunny ribbon, bright hand-dipped candle tapers, hand-cast nickel candlesticks, linen/ cotton hand-hemmed runner, and glittering one-of-a-kind jewelry by Reneé Hafeman.

 

 

 

 

 

Find where interior design is not decorating but rather giving coastal homes the peaceful lifestyle. Find where everyday dreams are integrated with irreplaceable humanity, friendship and beauty.

 

 

 

Table display III for HELLO SUNSHINE:

Hand-made hostess gifts topped with a silk sunflowers, fused glass soap trays by Christine Downs, hand-made beaded ear-rings by Mary Truhler, and hand-carved bone picture frame.

 

 

 

 

 

“Part curatorial, part installation Fairweather brings together artists’ works from a wide variety of genres and mediums, grouping them into an expansive spectrum of theme and color.”

 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for HELLO SUNSHINE

 

Gallerist Denise Fairweather draws upon her life experience in design, principally as a senior level project designer/ Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers.  She thinks in terms of staging when designing exhibits.

 

 

“I do see staging art as a kind of a set.  When an exhibit is set, complete with the proper lighting, signing and art on display, so to speak, I want to see a perfect scene, for the artists, of course, for the visitors.  The assembled accessories  are placed to complement the art created with a specifically appointed theme … all working together to create a perfect exhibition.”  

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

HELLO SUNSHINE

“The sun is but a morning star.” – Henry David Thoreau

Now on exhibit through August 25th

Art for the exhibition created entirely by North coast artists. Featuring art by Paul Brent, Lieta Gratteri,  Reneé Hafeman,  Bev Drew Kindley, Karen E. Lewis, Carolyn Lindberg, Neal Maine and Fedor Zubanov.

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

Q: What goes into the thought process when selecting an exhibition title, you ask?

A:  An exhibition title is selected one year in advance. HELLO SUNSHINE was chosen to herald in the Indian Summer season, at time when the sun, seems to (finally) shine on the North coast lands.

 

Yet, too, as in the August 2020  exhibition, a theme became a metaphor in relation to current events happening; it became a beacon of light, artistically speaking, amidst all the the darkness in the world happening during COVID-19.

 

 

 

Save the date and time

Sept. 5th, 5-7 p.m.

Opening reception

OVER and UP exhibition

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Two artists selected were invited work on the exhibition as a collaborative project; both have a similar vision of rapport and fellowship.

Featuring Bob Knoll and Paul Brent, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I love to push the limits of oil.” VCS

“Rising to the Top” series of original oils by Vicky Combs-Snider

Sea stars, also commonly called starfish, are among the most abundant animals along the U.S. West Coast.

“Artworks by Vicky Combs-Snider are startlingly lifelike. She is an accomplished painter and is a master of realism.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist

“Octo” original oil by Vicky Combs-Snider

“In Vicky Combs-Snider’s detailed painting every wisp of tentacles and texture of skin are rendered to perfection.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist

“Cephalopod” original oil by Vicky Combs-Snider

The octopus is a fascinating creature and is found throughout the coastal North Pacific.  It is a charismatic invertebrate that thrives in the c productive waters off the Seaside shore.

“I moved to Oregon, eleven years ago and took a job in sales, which allowed me to travel the back roads of Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Idaho. Through work and pleasure, I have been blessed to travel throughout all 50 states. Our country is a beautiful canvas, full of vibrant colors and majestic subject matter.”  Vicky Combs-Snider

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 SHORE THINGS

Art show and sale

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, 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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Copyright © 2020 Vicky Combs-Snider/ Fairweather Gallery

“Splendor of the Sea” encaustic by Peg Wells

10″x10″ $150

“Rocky Shore” encaustic by Peg Wells

17″x14″ $200

Hand made chiseled glass

$95-$295

Glassware by Rox Heath

$20 per piece

SHORE THINGS postcard

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.

 SHORE THINGS

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

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Copyright © 2020