“Parkdale Pears”  woven pine needle art by Martha Denham. 

“They are the same size as an actual pear and no two are alike (as an actual pear). The bases are made from a sculpting medium.”  MHD


“I paint the bases then finish the upper portion with pine needle coil weaving. Inside is a  dinner bell.”  MHD



“A Mouse’s Hole is Her Castle” woven pine needle art by Martha H. Denham. 


“This is a wall hanging that is 8″ w by 6″  h by 4″ d . This is a cast and painted mouse sitting in her nest which is part pine needle coil basketry and repurposed materials. Repurposed  fabric is textured and painted. I call this fabric mache’. The vine and leaves are wire and pine needle coil formed and filled with woven raffia.”  MDH



Martha H. Denham, Artist
I am a person whose spirit thrives amongst the fragrances, organic shapes, and color of my garden. My sense of balance, function, and durability comes from the civil engineer that resides in my brain. Always asking “what if” I have looked for new ways to achieve to the next challenge.
The passion I found with pine needle coil basketry came from my roots growing up in pine forests and in a culture where everyone “stitched”. After developing an expertise in pine needle basketry my attributes demanded I evolve the traditional genre into my own expression.

You will see stitched into the weaving brightly colored thread, beads, wood/sticks, shells, and stones that create a flower in bloom or a ripe pear.

Recent work has become mixed media incorporating the weaving with metal, wood and sculpted/painted medium. Using wire and raffia, I make 3-dimensional fruits that define the character of the piece.

The engineer in me challenged my perception of what form a vessel should take. With coil construction being inherently uniform, how would I take it outside its apparent boundaries? Intertwining branches, vines, leaves, and fruit marry the chaos of nature into the uniformity of the vessel’s function.
Using wood, wire mesh, wire, fiber, and sculpting medium the round uniform shape becomes a flat wall upon which a single stem flower grows. Twisting roots and vines wrapped around the nest of a field mouse gives us a peek into the underground world of this little creature.

Breaking free of traditional expectations and methods allows me to enjoy the craft of stitching coils and the beauty of the stitching.

It is no longer the entire expression but an integral part of a diverse expression. My art is only limited by my imagination that knows no boundaries.



The next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday on Nov. 2nd. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.


Opening reception for “Made”, an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest artisans 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 are making craft cool and luxurious,”  D. Fairweather, gallerist.


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

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

Introducing metal smith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

Maker talks at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine habitat lecture at 6: pm.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.


For more info please visit

Downtown Fall Wine Walk
November 9 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$15 – $20

Uncork and Unwind as the Seaside Downtown Development Association presents the annual Seaside Downtown Fall Wine Walk.

Enjoy tastings from over 20 Oregon and Washington Wineries and get acquainted with our wonderful downtown businesses as they provide complimentary appetizers for you to enjoy with your wine.


For a small price, you can receive a commemorative event wine glass, an ID bracelet and a Wine Walk Passport booklet with a detailed list of all tastings as well as exclusive coupons that only Wine Walk participants can take advantage of!!



LIVE music throughout the Fall Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.

Wine tastings will start promptly at 3:00pm.

Wineries will charge a nominal fee for tastings; prices can be found in the Passport booklet.

PreSale tickets will be available October, 2019!

Tickets can also be purchased on the date of the event. Glasses & wristbands can be picked up at any of our 5 I.D.

Check Stations:

​Carousel Mall (2 locations) 300 Broadway 1:00 – 6:00pm

​Holiday Inn Express & Suites 34 N Holladay 2:00 – 5:00pm

​Times Theatre & Public House 133 Broadway 2:00 – 5:00pm

​Maggie’s on the Prom 581 S Promenade 2:00 – 6:00 (Credit Only)

Must be 21 or over to participate.
Wineries will charge nominal tasting fees.

November 9
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$15 – $20
Seaside Downtown Development Association
Downtown Seaside
Seaside, OR 97138

“Running Water” Seed pearl reversible box by Gayle H. Seely.

Box is four by four by 1 1/2 inches.

“Layering tiny beads and stones in painterly combinations onto small wooden boxes, I combined the theme “contrast” with the subject “water” to create three distinctive pieces that are tactile as well as visual.”   seed pearl mosaic artist Gayle H. Seely.


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“I love seeing people become so involved in my boxes…

 “CONTRASTS” fused glass platter by Carolyn Lindberg.


Seeded glass bubbles with crackle glass platter by Monet Rubin. 

Also pictured are art cards by Bill Baily, art glass by Bob Heath and mouth blown glass pumpkin. Photo by Scott Saulsbury.





Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St. located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

 CONTRASTS, an exhibition, showing art from selected regional artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens, as well as abstract monotones found only in the natural world.

Featuring contemporary illustrative artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman, Renee Rowe, Russell J. Young and Zifen Qian.

In addition Renee Hafeman, mid-century jewelry designer, and Gayle H. Seely, mosaic-bead artist, reveal bright, new fall work.

Introducing Monet Rubin and Carolyn Myers Lindberg,  Northwest fused glass artists.

“Thirty years ago I began working with cold glass (non-kiln fused) creating framed mosaic mirrors, mixed media wall hanging and inlaid stepping stone.  After a few years, I desired more creative freedom to experiment with color and discovered the myriad ways that glass reacts and changes when kiln fusing at high temperatures.

I enrolled in class at **Bullseye Glass and used on-line resources.  At about the same my children entered public school with no art, so I began to teach glass therein.  That led to 15 years mentoring high school students designing and making their own fused glass artwork. I brought my experiences to adult education classes at Pacific Northwest College of Art and continue today with a few community venues.

Along the way, I have continued to research, experiment and challenge myself to new technical and visual achievements in fusing glass.  My work ranges from practical to whimsical including bowls, plates, wearable art and wall hanging.” Monet Rubin


“A former ceramicist, I have been working in glass since 2012 and recently moved to Seaside from Portland.  I have enjoyed my training through classes at **Bullseye Glass and with Bullseye instructors.  Most of my work is functional because I love not only the look and feel of glass, but I want my creations to be used and held.  Over the years, I have shown have exhibited my work in several Portland area galleries. Like many artists, I find inspiration in nature, whether it is the sea, the sky or the forest and I am constantly surprised by beauty in unexpected places.  I love exploring and experimenting with color and texture that I find in the natural world close to home or in faraway places around the world.” Carolyn Myers Lindberg


**Bullseye Glass is a glass manufacturer in Portland, Oregon. The company is a significant supplier of raw art glass for fused glass makers



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Five questions for Gayle H. Seely

When did your love of beading begin?
“I am pretty sure my love of beading began the first time I saw beads. I remember admiring Native American beadwork in museums and wanting to learn how to create with beads at a young age. My first beading project was in Junior High when a friend showed me how to make a seed bead daisy chain necklace. It was a real source of pride to get it figured out and looking good, and I liked that feeling.”  

Your favorite beaded piece?
“My most recently completed piece, titled “Stream Bed” is my current favorite. It came from the idea of a block of crisp mountain stream, with a nod to Richard Brautigan’s Trout Fishing in America story about warehousing old chunks of rivers to save and appreciate in the future. I like the idea of sitting this piece of the river on a desktop to provide calming comfort in the midst of a busy workday.”

First piece you designed?
“A Chinese ring necked pheasant with a German shorthaired pointer in a lush green field of alfalfa. It was a fun challenge to use beads to create the feather patterns on this incredible bird contrasting with the green field and revered hunting dog.”

Your source of inspiration?
“Nature, feelings, experiences, color, shapes, conversations…everything goes into my expressions. It provides me a way to examine and reflect upon myself as I see it develop and unfold in the process of creation.”

The one piece of beaded mosaic you wish you owned?
“I really enjoy the work of Zemula Fleming and would be happy to own any of her pieces. I have already purchased nine, and thoroughly enjoy seeing her work as she continues to evolve and grow. I am also very drawn to religious beaded icons and Native American bead regalia and would love to own a piece of history.”

“Wahkeena I” fine art photograph by Dale J. Veith



“Wahkeena II” fine art photograph by Dale J. Veith


“These photos from the Gorge  are especially important to me because that’s where I learned to use photography in my healing process, and that is a very healing place for me.” Dr. Dale J. Veith


Q:  Where in the world is Wahkeena, you ask?

A: Wahkeena Falls is a 242-foot waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge in the state of Oregon. The waterfall is unlike nearby Multnomah Falls in that the water does not directly plunge to the ground. Wahkeena Falls, rather, has a more subtle cascading flow with six drops.  Wahkeena Trail #420, Corbett.



“Seamless” fine art photograph by Dale J. Veith

“This is a photo from West Point. I call it “Seamless” because the building seems to seamlessly grow right out of the mountain.”



“He who has way to live can bear almost any how he lives.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am an Oregon native. I am a clinical psychologist. I work in medical settings and my work is with people who have chronic medical conditions. The management pain is one of my passions. One of the most valuable lessons my rehab team taught me was the truth of the Nietzsche quote that introduces my bio. Having a sense of purpose, an awareness of what gives life meaning helps us tolerate the many challenges that life sends our way. 

My photography plays many roles in my quest for meaning and purpose. Much of my energy in my early photography was directed at trying to capture images that conveyed the pain and sense of loss I had experienced. The images were dark and moody. I shot mainly in black and white. I was fascinated with dilapidated buildings, people who were down on their luck, empty school yards on winter days, barren trees, and the like. My photography was helping me grieve the death of a sense of self.

Over time my photography reflected the healing that was taking place. I began capturing the joy and the beauty that I experienced during the hiking and cycling outings that helped me regain my strength. I use my pictures to remind myself how good I feel when I am in those places doing what I love with the people I love and that helps keep pain in the background. It reminds me of my purpose in life and what gives it meaning.”




“Serenity”  in the Strait of Juan de Fuca/  fine art photograph by Dale Veith


Q: Where in the world is the Strait of Juan de Fuca, you ask?

A: The Strait of Juan de Fuca, approximately 102 miles in length and 10 to 18 miles wide, is the access route to the Pacific Ocean from Puget Sound in the state of Washington. It serves as the regional International Boundary between the U.S. and Canada. It was named in 1788 for Juan de Fuca, a fabled Greek mariner who explored the area in the late 16th century.


“My love of treating patients grew out of my personal experiences as a chronic pain patient. My pain started around 40 years ago through a combination of sports injuries, heavy physical labor, and motor vehicle crashes. Wonderful physicians, psychologists, and physical therapists helped me. Their examples inspired me to return to school so that I might find meaning through transforming my pain into an asset by helping others cope.”






Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

August 3-25 Exhibition

 OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest.  Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.   Artists include Paul Brent, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Martha Lee, Gretha Lindwood, Ron Nicolaides, Susan Romersa  and Dale J. Veith.


“Gearhart Links”  fine art photograph by Dale J. Veith

“I chose these images  for OUTSIDE INTERESTS because they reflect my outside interests in being out on the ocean, golf, architecture, and hiking.”  Dale J. Veith

Welcoming new artists:  oil painter Vicky Combs-Snider, glass artist Christine Downs and encaustic artist Elina Zebergs to the gallery.


Q:  Where is Gearhart Links, you ask?

A:G earhart Golf Links, located in Gearhart, Oregon, United states, is an 18-hole links-style golf course, initially built in the late 1800s.




“White tailed deer” oil by Vicky Combs-Snider

“I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I was very blessed growing up and living in seven different states. After graduating in Kansas City, Missouri, I went on to college and majored in Art. In Kansas City, I showed in several art exhibits and taught oil painting for five years. After the passing of my mother, who was also a well-known artist in Arkansas, I lost my passion for painting.

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.

Since retiring to the Oregon coast and with the encouragement of my husband, am painting again.  The passion I once had, painting with my mother, has returned.” Vicky Combs-Snider.


“Coastal Elk”, oil on canvas, by Vicky Combs-Snider


“With all the wildlife, mountains, and the ocean, I have an unlimited list to paint from.”


“Eagles”, oil on canvas, by Vicky Combs-Snider.

“I love to push the limits of oil.”





Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

August 3-25 Exhibition

OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest.  Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.   Artists include Paul Brent , Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Martha Lee, Gretha Lindwood, Ron Nicolaides, Susan Romersa,  and Dale J. Veith.

Welcoming new artists:  oil painter Vicky Combs-Snider, glass artist Christine Downs and encaustic artist Elina Zebergs to the gallery.




Vicky Combs-Snider.



Art Walk hostesses open MAKING WAVES with a group wave. Kathy, Kate, Saundra, Denise, Joan and Kay.


Artists Paul Brent, Leah Kohlenberg and Sharon Abbott-Furze meet and greet each other during the MAKING WAVES opening reception.



Artist Jan Rimerman meets artist Phil Juttelstad.

Artist Victoria Brooks greets an art patron during the MAKING WAVES Meet and Greet event on July 6th.


Wildlife photographer Neal Maine answers a habitat question during the July  6th Meet and Greet event at Fairweather’s.


Question: What is a Meet and Greet event, you ask?

Answer: This event is an opportunity for featured artists to meet interested patrons, other artists, network, and engage with the community. Each Seaside First Saturday Art Walk  event at Fairweather’s  includes a short talk  with information on a variety of topics suggested by artists.

Who doesn’t dream of meeting their favorite artist? You may think that it’s impossible to do so, but in Seaside, it’s easier than you think.

Next MEET and GREET will be August 3, 5-7pm. Free and open to the public.





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Apr 19, 2019 – Seaside is well-known for its scenic coastline, color-drenched sunsets and abundant natural beauty, but this coastal town has an artsy side, too.


The art exhibit called Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale finishes its run in Seaside at the end of June.  The project, sponsored by The Wetlands Conservancy, is a traveling show that highlights the beauty and ecological significance of Oregon’s coastal estuaries and intertidal areas.  What makes this exhibit unique is the collaboration between scientists and artists, and the degree to which the artists researched the topic in detail as part of the creative process. What emerged is a collection of about 200 delightful pieces by 84 artists.

The exhibit opened in May at Oregon State University and moved to Seaside on display at Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside, as well as at the Art-in-the-Loft Gallery in Beach Books.   The entire collection can be viewed on-line through a link on the Wetlands Conservancy’s web site.


The images of the habitats at the intersection of land, saltwater and freshwater, and the fish, wildlife and invertebrates that frequent these unique areas are explored in a wide variety of media including paintings, felt sculptures, glass mobiles and mosaics, wood, paper, woolen tapestries, mixed media, floral collages, photographs, ceramics, and more. Each of the locations include special programs –lectures, tours, hands-on activities and other experiences to help visitors learn about coastal estuaries and intertidal areas.  Local naturalist Neal Maine and several of the artists offered an interpretive program the Seaside Library.

Ode to the Tides follows a similar project in 2017 called Beaver Tales, which focused exclusively on beavers and their habitat to help people gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for these industrious little wetland-creating rodents. Also a traveling show sponsored by the Wetlands Conservancy, the Seaside exhibition at Fairweather House and Gallery sold more beaver-themed art for a greater total amount than any of the other 6 locations around the state.

Sales of Ode to the Tides art  during the Seaside exhibition  at Fairweather House and Gallery have also been impressive -fifteen pieces sold.  Many of the buyers turned out to be artists purchasing the work of other artists, which indicates the high quality and variety of the work.



Best of Show shipping box is awarded to: Artist Bonnie MacLachlan Garlington for her box with foam edging, velcro, and ease of sliding art in and out.

Since the exhibit will travel throughout the state, it was essential that the pieces be properly packaged for travel, wrapped inside with bubble wrap or other material that would protect it from scratches and scrapes, and then placed in a secure cardboard carton that could be easily opened and closed multiple times.



Best “blooper” email:

We invite you to participate in an art exhibit to be sponsored by The Wetlands Conservancy ( It is called Ode to the Tides, and will feature art in a variety of media that tells a story about the beauty and ecological importance of coastal estuaries, tide pools, and the creatures therein…

“Thank you very much for the invitation to participate an art exhibit sponsored by The Wetlands Conservancy Ode to the Tides. I am very happy and will gladly submit my work to support the project. However, I do not live in this region where, there coastal estuaries, rocky shores, and tidal pools are. For me to get to these places is a great deal of effort. In my region where I am living, there are rivers canals and smaller lakes and reservoirs. If I can assist with the species in these habitats, please let me know. I will love to submit my work.” —Roy Lowe, Germany/



The remaining art returns to storage in a Seaside airplane hangar until its next exhibition. Ode to the Tides – de-install June 30.

Staff/Volunteers:  Sara and Jeff, Emily Miller, Jani Hoberg, Jan Rimerman, Agnes Field, Kirsten Horning, Paul Brent, Mike Mason, Anny Sears, Adrienne Stacy, Diane Copenhaver and Jane and Joe McGeehan deliver empty boxes, pack art, and transport art to storage area.



Runner-up “blooper” Seaside de-install email:

“I must admit, I’m not entirely certain who you are or what you’re talking about. I’m guessing you got the wrong Mike Mason. Either that or I somehow managed (while in a hic-cup moment) to volunteer to help take down what I assume is an art show, in what appears to be Seaside, Oregon?

Either way I can’t make it because I’m scheduled to work my job here in good old Minneapolis, Minnesota; and it just wouldn’t be realistic for me to do both. I wish you good luck in packing up the show and I hope you find your Mike Mason.” —Mike Mason, Minnesota


Through August and September, the Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale will be transported and displayed in the Newport Visual Arts Center, the Visitors’ Center at the Marine Science Center and at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The exhibit will continue through September at these locations. In the Newport area, The Wetlands Conservancy, OSU Marine Science Center, and local naturalists will present programs and tours throughout the Newport exhibition.



And, then, the Seaside airplane hanger returns to the Gage drone.


Q: What has the drone filmed, you ask?

A: Gearhart Elk Parade by Jeff Gage.  Watch live


Well played. Ode to the Tides Seaside Exhibition

Jeff and Sara Vickerman


Sara Vickerman is the volunteer curator for the exhibit. She retired from a professional career in wildlife conservation, and has a  special passion for nature-oriented art. Sara has degrees in art, anthropology, biology, geography and education.




The exhibit opened in May at Oregon State University and moves on to Newport for August and September, with a portion on display in Hood River in September.  It concludes in November and December at the Beaverton Library and City Hall.  The entire collection can be viewed on-line through a link on the Wetlands Conservancy’s web site.

For more information, contact the curator, Sara Vickerman (

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