Design Trends


One-of-a-kind  turned wood bowl by Daniel Harris.

Mahogany lid, plum and walnut base.

 

About the artist:

Daniel Harris retired from the Hi-tech Electronics Industry and then lost his vision in the left eye due to a macular hole. Surgery did not recover his vision.  Depth perception and the ability to carve wood was lost.  A neighbor at the coast suggested wood turning.  Daniel mastered turning bowls and using lathe machinery.

 

Turning wood that has been cut down requires special care in order for the wood to end up in its intended state.  For bowls, the fresh green wood is rough turned to an approximate shape, leaving a wall thickness about 10% of the diameter.

 

The rough turned bowl is coated with a wax emulsion and left to dry for eight months to one year before final turning is done.  Bowls that end up with hidden voids or cracks are enhanced with gemstone filling.

 

Plum wood enhanced with turquoise.

 

Daniel’s latest skill is adding pattern to the rims and sides of the bowls.

 

“Today, as our homes fill with industrially produced items and products made out of the country, is it any wonder that businesses are once again investing on the appeal of the unique, the authentic, the handmade?  When “sustainability” is the watchword in everyone’s mind, these age-old practices promise if not salvation, then at least a balm for tired spirits, and remind us that the greatest luxury it time for creation.”  –Leslie Camhi

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton

Authentic designer antique steamer trunk key.  Hallmarked “Paris”,”L”, and “London”.

Numbered “949237” Antique French crystals. Ornate sterling silver hook and eye closure. 27″ length.

 

One-of-a-kind design.

Reneé Hafeman Fairweather jewelry designer.

 

Beach stones, found objects, metals and pearls.

One-of-a-kind design.

Christine Johnson Fairweather jewelry designer.

 

Hand painted glass pendant.

Each one unique.

Tanya Gardner   Fairweather jewelry designer.

Semi-precious jasper and hammered silver cuff.

One-of-a-kind design.

Alan Stockam and Heather Rieder  Fairweather jewelry designers.

 

Multi-colored pearl necklace.

One-of-a-kind design.

Karen Johnson Fairweather jewelry designer.

Peach pearl and rhinestone earrings.

One-of-a-kind design.

Mary Bottita  Fairweather jewelry designer.

Hammered gold and pearl earrings.

Each one unique.

Cher Flick  Fairweather jewelry designer.


14k  Celtic Tree of Life earrings.

One-of-a-kind design.

Mary Hurst  Fairweather jewelry designer.

 

Complimentary gift wrapping.

 

 

 

 

 

“Peaches in a Basket”  watercolor by Bill Baily.

 

 

Bill Baily has been painting for 56 years. He has studied under many well-known Northwest artists. He has had 13 one man shows as well as being in many group shows. His work has been included in the annual Northwest Watercolor Society Show in Seattle, the Artists of Oregon Exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies annual show and many of the Watercolor Society of Oregon biannual exhibits.

His work is included in the permanent collections of Sunriver Lodge and Condominiums, Georgia Pacific, Wells Fargo Bank, the Lloyd Corporation, Good Samaritan Hospital, Nabisco, Boise Cascade, Bank of America, Freightliner, Portland Art Museum and the Allison Inn. His subject matter is usually impressions of landscapes, seascapes, fruit and vegetable compositions and abstracts.

 

Watercolor paintings by Bill Baily, whose new collection of original art selected for COLOR AND SHAPE, an exhibition, can be viewed through September at Fairweather House and Gallery. For more information go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/

 

 

 

Grace note received from the artist

“Great blog! The peach image shows great color and shape with the colorful rounded fruit and the square box.” Bill Baily

 

 

Above: #366 Mid~Century Abstract Mystic Topaz, Peridot, Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace

Above: # 368 Mid~Century Textured Abstract Amethyst Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace

Above: #369 Mid~Century Square Grid Amethyst Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace

 

 

Q:  What is Mid-century Modern jewelry, you ask?

A: The simple shapes of Mid-century Modernism  are enjoying a renaissance in home décor, furniture and jewelry . The design period known as the Mid-Century ranged from about 1950-1965. The 1950’s and 1960’s was a very creative time for jewelry design, artists such as Picasso, Braque, and Dali designed precious jewelry. Jewelry designers began creating stunning confections of glistening diamonds, or bold, modern looks with gemstones. https://www.nationaljeweler.com

Above: #378 Mid~Century Starfish Mother of Pearl Inlay Sterling Silver Necklace


One-of-a-kind!

Fabulous!

Must haves!

Don’t you agree?

For over 12 years, Fairweather House and Gallery has offered an opening reception for selected regional artists.  The exhibitions give art patrons the opportunity to listen to an artist talk, to see new original art, to view gorgeous  new displays staged in a specific theme, listen to LIVE music and to watch an artist (or two) painting LIVE.

 

 

 

“Chasing the Light” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …

Save the date and time! Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and biologist, Neal Maine, will speak about the local habitat at 6:pm on March 3, 2018 at Fairweather’s.

 

 

Trending in MARCH. 

FRESH GREENS

 

View gorgeous new displays staged just for “Fresh Greens” by Denise Fairweather, gallerist, Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

For more info, go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ …

 

For more info please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

 

 

 

 

COLOR IT FALL,  an exhibition,

through September 30th.

Fairweather House and Gallery

Bamboo basket by  Charles Schweigert, pastels by Joanne Donaca, autumn original oil by Savvy Dani,  landscape plein air original by Lisa Wiser, abstracts by Renee Rowe, shell oils by Paul Brent, paper textiles  by Christine Trexel, photography by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.  Design by Denise Fairweather, allied member, A. S. I. D., American Society of Interior Designers.

For more about the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

Featured art on display  by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

COLOR IT FALL

Artist Lecture 

 

We see color thanks to the cones in our eyes. (The rods are for night vision.) Humans are trichromats, that is, we see red, green, and blue. . . and mixtures of all these.

Many birds and fish, on the other hand, are tetrochromats and see 4 colors including ultraviolet colors invisible to us. A small percentage of women, some 2% – 3%, are tetrachromats and see at least one additional ultraviolet color.

What is your favorite color?

Ask a few people around the room. Chances are, between 50 – 60% will favor blue.

What can color do? It can . . .
* attract attention. People see color before they see anything else.
* hold attention. People pay attention to black and white for about ½ second or less. They pay attention to color for 2 – 3 seconds.
* Color has power. Consider the colors of STOP, GO and CAUTION.
*Color increases memory.

*Color images are processed before black and white images, so they are remembered better.
*Color informs better than black and white.

Research shows color improves readership by 40%, learning by 55 – 78%, and comprehension by 73%.
*Colors have personality and meaning and personalities vary with one’s culture.
*Color combined with shape sends special messages.
*Color attracts attention to brands better than words. What colors are signs? What is on the background of a sign?
*The color of your clothing tells a lot about you, your profession, and your status.
*Color transmits messages without ever using a word.

Aren’t artists lucky?  We have free use of color which can to do and say so many different things! All we have to do is to learn to make use of the many meanings of color as we create our treasures. —Jo Pomeroy- Crockett, Ph.D, writer and artist.

To read more about the writer, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/ …Jo Pomeroy-Crockett

 

 

 

COLOR IT FALL, table display featuring art by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett. 

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“There is a Way” by Lee Munsell, Ruby Beach, Olympic Peninsula, WA

“Look deep into nature,
and then you will
understand everything better.”

–Albert Einstein

Lee Munsell is a West Coast resident, and studied art at the Otis Art Institute. His work graces the walls of corporations, churches and private residences throughout the United States. His life is a balance of church, family, art, surfing…in that order.

Munsell is a Luminist, as he explores a range of naturalistic subject matter with a sensitive eye for varying degrees of luminosity. He takes on the more difficult subjects of water, its weight, and its under tow in the tidal current.

The art critic William Havlicek wrote: ” Munsell uses nuances of light to create transcendent evocations. At a time when excess is a great temptation for an artist, it is refreshing to find an individual like Munsell who embraces time-honored tradition then attempts the difficult.

He may approach a silent mountain terrain where clouds and light are as much the subjects of the work as are the peaks, rivers and strong pines. Munsell explores the profundity of water and light, presenting a shimmering work on rocks, or a glow of luminosity in back-lit waves. Taking effects of light is his way of expressing a belief in a supernatural origin for the natural universe.” 

 

 New arrivals in mouth blown glassware reflect the fall hues in arctic neutrals, misted lavendar and amber.

 Sharing a “doing good works” story…

Lee Munsell’s daughter and her husband live in India part-time working for a humanitarian group called Embracing the World. Over the years they have built a beautiful relationship with us offering fine silk shawls. It is a pleasure to see the art work of her father’s art  on silk shawls and we are delighted to offer them for the fall season!

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/Lee Munsell.

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