Jewelry Artists

Bumble bee jasper pendant #568 by Alan Stockam.


Q:  What is bumble bee jasper and where is it found, you ask?

A: Highly polished bumble bee jasper  portrays intricate patterns and marvelous yellow/orange hues. The colors within this stone have the same characteristics of a bumble bee, which is how it got its name. These stones contain natural cracks and fractures. It is a notoriously difficult mineral to score because the volcanic mine where bumble bee jasper is located has activated from its previously dormant state. It comes to us exclusively from West Java, Indonesia near Mount Papandayan.


Alan Stockam creates handmade silver jewelry with gemstones from the Northwest and beyond.


A cool blue gold Labradorite ring  #785 by Alan Stockam

Alan Stockam set this sideways to give it a softer, more classic look. This piece of Labradorite has a lot to see in the stone, a couple of flashes and it almost looks faceted by the way the lines are in the stone but it is not. It is a flat high shine stone.


Each silver piece is signed, marked by the artist, Alan Stockam, and numbered.



Lapis ring #783 by Alan Stockam

Jewelry staging by Heather Rieder.

Available exclusively at Fairweather House and Gallery.


Fun facts about the semi-precious gemstones selected by Alan Stockam and Heather Rieder.


  • Amethyst is best known for its rich, violet-purple hue. Historically it has been highly valued as a precious stone for the uniqueness of its color, as there are few purple gemstones. The Greek name for the stone, “amethustos” became known as amethyst.
  • Agates are a form of quartz that are banded or lined in a variety of patterns of colored layers. Agate is derived from the Greek word “achates”, which is a river in Sicily where agate was mined in abundance as early as 3000 BC.
  • Jasper is an opaque variety of chalcedony. Jasper is derived from the Greek word “iaspis”. One of the characteristics of jasper is that it is able to take a high polish.
  • Lapis is a beautiful, rich ultramarine-blue stone consisting largely of lazurite and speckled with golden pyrite. It was one of the most prized stones of ancient times. Egyptian blue paint was made from finely ground lapis.
  • Turquoise was one of the first gemstones to be mined by the native people of Egypt. It is easily shaped and polished.


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“High Seas” 8 x 10 Original oil on linen by Ron Nicolaides.


The  Pacific coast is the predominant subject of Nicolaides’ paintings. With years of study and experience, Ron Nicolaides  has become a powerful accomplished artist. He has captured majestic landscapes and has mastered the mesmerizing translucent waves in his depiction of the sea without freezing its energetic rhythms. His strength is his capacity to push the limits of oils and multiply glazes to create the masterful works that bring the viewer right into the scene.   …artists/  …Ron Nicolaides.


About the illuminating art wood display:

Hand made and hand-finished lighted display stands for art glass and other translucent objects.  Each display is solid natural wood, textures and colors are unique.  Finishes include cherry, maple and walnut. High-intensity LED lights (without the need of batteries)  emphasize the intricate details of art and objects – much like a fine p[picture frame.  LED bulbs last up to ten years.  “Investing in art is spiritually and emotionally rewarding,” Andrew Nelson.


About the painted glass jewelry:

Pouring paint into glass is the artist’s favorite medium because of the bright color mixing.  The Northwest artist creates colorful  drippings, reminiscence of ocean waves and skies, to make one-of-a-kind  personal jewelry.   “I hope you enjoy my art, as much as I enjoyed creating it,” Tanya Gardner



It’s beginning to look like high season at the beach. Yes, indeed,  it is the nearly that time of year when Seaside has most tourists or visitors.

Kemy Kay, gallery hostess.

“Welcome to the Seaside.”


The lists are “Best Summer Vacations” and “Best Summer Vacations in the U.S.”

U.S. News Travel considered 700 cities, parks, beaches and small towns around the world and in this country, measuring “affordability, weather and variety of things to do plus traveler and expert sentiment.”

According to the rankings, Paris, France is the world’s No. 1 summer vacation list, followed by Florence, Italy; Boston, Massachusetts; and Dublin, Ireland. Seaside, Oregon is fifth. I mean, we’re talking about Paris, the City of Lights, and Seaside, the city of surreys and fried clams.

Read to full article:

Southern Exposure: Seaside under the radar no more
Can you say ‘Seaside’ and ‘Boston’ in the same sentence?
Date: 2018-05-14/ RJ Marx

Editor Gwendolyn Shearman of U.S. News Travel said her team initiates the process by selecting destinations from throughout the world. They score each destination in 11 different categories.

For rankings such as the Best Summer Vacations and the Best Summer Vacations in the USA, editors also factor in the seasonality of a destination and when the best time to visit is for the everyday traveler. Rankings are based on user ratings and editors’ scores, from 0 to 5 — “phenomenal.”

Editors apply these ratings to categories including sights, culture, people, food, shopping, family, nightlife, adventure, romance and accessibility. Destinations’ overall scores are a weighted average of the individual editors’ averages, based on which factors users said were most important to them.

This is the first year Seaside has been included in the scoring, Shearman said, receiving high marks in the sights, family, food and accessibility categories.

“Seaside stood out this year because of its appeal to both beach-going families and outdoor enthusiasts. Plus, its location in the Pacific Northwest is a great alternative to more well-known (and more crowded) beach destinations further south.”


In 2018, editors have found readers are particularly interested in visiting more under-the-radar vacation spots and smaller towns in the United States, she said. “More of those types of vacations appearing on many of our ranking lists.”

In Seaside, all you have to do is take a leisurely stroll along the Prom on a clear  morning  to place the city high on your own list. We’re proud to have our home named among the finest in the world.


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“Sense of Place” Fairweather’s June exhibition opened on June 2 with LIVE music featuring  western songs by guitarist Ron Burghard, luscious treats (featured watercolor art by Bill Baily), sunny weather, hostesses dressed in denim and art loving patrons.




Minutes before the “Sense of Place” opening, finishing touches completed for Fairweather’s front display by Kathy B., director of hospitality. Featured art:  “Dune Grass” plein air painting by Bev Drew Kindley, “Ocean” original oil on board by Melissa Jander, “Beach Finds” watercolor/ mixed media by Rosemary Klein,  raku pottery by Emily Miller, “Waves” original oil on linen by Ron Nicolaides, jewelry by Mary Boitta and calligraphy by Penelope Culberson.

Melissa Jander

“Sense of Place” oil painting artist



Christine Trexel

“Sense of Place”  paper craft artist


Watercolor on yupo artist Carolyn Macpherson

Seaside Painting LIVE ™ demonstration

Barbara Martin

“Sense of Place” mixed media artist

Jan Rimerman

“Sense of Place” mixed media artist

Amy Osborne

“Sense of Place” watercolor artist


Before the Fairweather show opening, talented and inventive regional artists arrived to pose together at the opening reception for “Sense of Place”.  Left to right: Barbara Martin, curator Denise Fairweather, Amy Osborne, Carolyn Macpherson, Jan Rimerman, Christine Trexel and Melissa Jander.






“Sense of Place” through June 30

Fairweather House and Gallery


With appreciation to Art Walk photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


Grace note received from artist Bev Drew Kindley:

“Thanks for choosing some of my paintings for the Sense Of Place show!     I’ll be painting in Cannon Beach June 20–24 and during the PleinAir and More event that weekend, hoping for good weather.”



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.

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



Must haves!

Don’t you agree?

Fabulous book fold art!

Vase of flowers by Mary Botita.

For the spring season, Mary’s art is  in the front display window of the Fairweather Gallery.


Original pastel by Greta Lindwood.

And, too, for the spring season, Greta’s bouquet of flowers is in the front window of the Fairweather Gallery.



Spring mouth blown glass by Bob Heath.




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Wood turned bowls by Daniel Harris.

Signed by the artist.  Each bowl is one of a kind using big leaf maple, holly, spalted maple, spalted pine and plum woods.


Indeed, “it stands to reason– fungus in furniture cannot  possibly be a good thing.  But if fungi take hold as a tree starts to die and the process is arrested just as the tree sets up natural chemical barriers within itself to contain the infestation, then they imbue the grain of the timber with all the drama of finely veined marble.  Prized for fine woodworkers, this process is called spalting, and the transformation is especially magical in humble woods.”  — Avinash Rajagopal/ Metropolis


Strike off featuring a close up of a remarkable  coffee table top with inlaid shells by Ted Lively.

Materials are found in the beauty of decay, using vacated zone lines that the tree offered in its spalting process, the gifted wood artist will apply turquoise and/or crushed abalone shells and finishes the surface with a water based lacquer.

Table surface is created from a root wad that includes the root mass or root ball of a tree plus a portion of the trunk. Producing such a special wood surface, is no easy task.  The tree must be cut down within a certain amount of time in order not to compromise the stability and quality of the  root wad wood.

SOLD April 2018!


Fun fact:  Ted Lively, wood artist, learned to craft root wads while working as a stump-grinder.


Sterling silver hammered cuffs by Alan Stockam.

Alan Stockam creates handmade, one of a kind silver jewelry with stones from the Northwest and beyond.

Each silver piece is signed & numbered. Exclusively for Fairweather House and Gallery.

One of a kind Labradorite and hammered silver cuff by Alan Stockam.


Fairweather House and Gallery.  Representing a collection of fine craft by an exceptional group of regional artists for over 12 years.


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100% cotton ribbon yarn crocheted into an infinity cowl, intended to coordinate with the wool/silk top.

The crochet stitch is called moss stitch, or linen stitch.

The feel of the yarn fabric is soft.

Indeed, so superbly soft and versatile.

Hand made by Karen Johnson, textile and jewelry artist.



100% acrylic bulky yarn cowl in shades of lime green, beige, cream, gray-blue and dark gray.

It’s a transitional-weather item.

Yarn is Isaac Mizrahi roving, in color “Sutton”.




Merino wool and silk DK weight knit popover top.

The color is lime alternating with cool gray.

It is  mostly stockinette stitch, with a lattice yoke and seed stitch armhole edges.

“I  like the crinkly look of the yarn (it’s that way because I had to “frog” most of the front, to re-apportion the yarn).”  –Karen Johnson




Q: How, you might ask, did the weather quote “in like a lion, out like a lamb” quote about come to be?
A: Since March is such a changeable month in which we can see warm, spring-like days, or late season blizzards, you can understand …

If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb. … Weather folklore sayings are as colorful as our imagination. … So, if a month came in bad (roaring like a lion), it should go out good and calm (docile, like a lamb).



 “The March wind roars
Like a lion in the sky,
And makes us shiver
As he passes by. 
When winds are soft,
And the days are warm and clear,
Just like a gentle lamb,
Then spring is here.”
–  Author Unknown

Fun Facts:

Karen Johnson was Fairweather’s first  jewelry artist.

Karen has designed more than 900 unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings for the gallery.

Recently, Karen was approached to repair a vintage brooch for a customer.

Karen researched, found the matching lapis gemstone, completed the repair  and had the brooch hand couriered to the gallery for delivery.


Karen is a dear Fairweather  friend, artist, and neighbor.

Indeed, Karen resides right across the street!










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