Karen Johnson



Back wall display featuring acrylics  by Jan Shield, landscapes by Judy Horning Shaw, cabbage by Sandy Caghill, and vintage Hunt Slohem bunny art.

On the trestle table display: floral oil by Blue Bond, Landscape by Jan Shield, art glass by Mike Fox, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, handmade journal by Christine Trexel, segmented vase by Mike Brown, bracelets by Barbara Walker, floral cards by Mike Mason,  sand blasted beverage glasses by Bob Heath, hand-made candles and mouth blown glass.

Pillar wall display features oils by Melissa Jander.

 

 

Cabinet top featuring bamboo basket art by Charles Schweigert,  watercolor by Carolyn Macpherson and vintage Chanel necklaces by Reneé Hafeman.

Cabinet interior featuring beaded mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely, rice paper art by Zifen Qian, dragonfly book matched box by Ray Noregaard, oak spoons by Mike Morris, wood bowl by Mike Brown, encaustic poppy by Kimberly Kent, floral oil by Melissa Jander and wood canisters by Fred Lukens.

 

Floral oil by Paul Brent, wood canister by Fred Lukens and mouth blown art glass.

 

Art by James Waterman, laser cut bronze bowls, wood bowl by Mike Brown with wire garden follies.

 

Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, portrait oil by Blue Bond,  impasto floral by Melissa Jander, mouth blown glass vase with mercury glass candlesticks, hand-made ribbed candles and one-of-a-kind asymmetrical necklaces by Mary Truhler.

 

Floral art  by Barbara Bacon Folawn, art glass by Bob Heath, handmade paper box by Christine Trexel, knitted shawl by Karen Johnson, jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard,  wood shells by Mike Brown, bracelets by Mary Boitta and abstract watercolor by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.

 

Fused glass by Mike Fox, floral art by Bev Drew-Kindley,  yupo art by Carolyn Macpherson, glass platter by Sandy and Bob Lercari with floral teapot set by Kate Caryle.

 

 

“Displaying for ‘Life Abundant’  Fairweather’s April exhibition, was a delight working with selected regional artists.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist and allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

 

For more about the gallery, please go to www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Nature- the garden that we all inhabit, called Mother Earth. It is our safe haven.” 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Copyright © 2019


 ‘Shannon’ crystal candle sticks.

Ireland is home to some of the world’s most impressive crystal designs, among them ‘Shannon’  crystal. The craft of Irish crystal making is an art form that has been developed and modified over hundreds of years, going back as far as the Celts, who brought the first glass to Ireland in for jewelry making.

Table design featuring ‘Shannon’ crystal, mixed-media beach stone and lichen art by Peggy Stein, ‘Great Blue Heron’ oil painting by Paul Brent, miniature abstract by  Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, semi-precious gemstone necklaces by Mary Bottita.  Tables by D. Fairweather, gallerist and  allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers. Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

Green art glass: no other medium captures the dance of light and color so perfectly, mouth blown gracefully into a free-form shape. Approximately 20’ diameter at rim.

Kemy Kay, art hostess in dressed in the wearing of green, Carol Johansen, frequent gallery visitor. She is a cousin to Fairweather resident artist Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, did you know?

Pastels on table by Leah Kohlenberg,  raw edged coffee table by Ray Noregaard, birch wood framed acrylics on grass cloth  by Barbara Bacon Folawn, abstract 12×12 by Diane Copenhaver, pen and ink framed and matted art by emerging artist Brenda Gordon, paper cloth beaded origami by Peggy Evans and table display featuring the liquid beauty of a hand blown fluted glass bowl. Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

 

One-of-a-kind hand-crafted art jewelry at the Fairweather Gallery. Distinctive  NW artist-made necklaces and earrings.

 

Concert grand piano display for ‘March’ featuring watch necklaces by Brigitte Willse, sea glass jewelry by Barbara Walker, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and earrings by Mary Boitta, Mary Hurst, Karen Johnson and Tanya Gardner.

 

 

 

Leather key ring cross by Luan and silver cuff by Alan Stockam and Heather Rieder.

 

 

 

To read about the history of the Celtic cross, please visit https://www.gaelicmatters.com/celtic-cross-meaning.html

 

To read more about past Irish and March articles about  Fairweather’s go to:

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/a-round-of-applause-for-after-pa…

Mar 12, 2017 – A round of applause for after party images from IRISH LANDS, an exhibition opening at Fairweather’s.

Feb 14, 2017 – Posted by Fairweather House and Gallery under Q&A | Tags: Art Galleries, … Kate Hegarty came to America from Ireland with a spinning wheel …
Mar 2, 2016 – The Wildlife Center of the North Coast will bring a live American kestrel to FairweatherHouse and Gallery during …

 

Making the Dollar: Fairweather House & Gallery. Published: March 26, 2009. During 25 years of interior design experience she …

Top left: Rain painting by Jeni Lee, mixed media 12 x 12 painting by Jan Rimerman, mini words in wisdom by Diane Copenhaver, ceramics, lava vases and pottery by Emily Miller, mouth blown glass platters by Sandy and Bob Lercari, pastel “Pond Reflection” by Dan Mackerman, as well as calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

Top center: “Great Blue Heron” oil painting by Paul Brent.

Top right:  pair of whimsical art by Marga Stanley.

Bottom left: Seaside Visitors Bureau/ Tourism booklet 2019 open to a page about the Fairweather Gallery.  Nature photography by Neal Maine.

Bottom center:  Watercolors on yupo by Carolyn Macpherson and wood boxes by Ray Noregaard.

Bottom right: IIumne  candle collection on piano,  Fine Art lamps,  mirror by Currey and Co., indoor/outdoor garden stool by Art Interiors and limited edition rabbit lithographs.

2019 March postcard by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Encaustic angel by Gregory Bell, wood bowls by Daniel Harris,  wood vase by Mike Brown and  jewelry by Renee Hafeman.

 

 

“When you Search for Me” oil painting  by Lee Munsell, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, basket by Charles Schweigert and burl ornaments by Mike Brown.

 

 

“Winter’s Ocean” oil painting, by Ron Nicolaides,  oil pastels by Joanne Donaca and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

 

 

Handmade boxes and books  by Christine Trexel, encaustic landscape by Kimberly Kent and bracelets by Mary Boitta.

 

 

 

Grace note received:

“I’m always enthralled when entering Fairweather House and Gallery! A feeling of peace and serenity fill my senses. The beautiful books, vases, natural decor and fabrics complement amazing artworks of every medium. Oils, watercolors, mixed media, wood carvings, photographs and jewelry are displayed in unique exhibit centers that meld peacefully one to another. The gallerist is an artist when it comes to decorating and showcasing beautiful objects and art!” –K. R. 

 

To read more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …about/ …artists

 

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.

Original art by Diane Copenhaver. 

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Coastal winter table display featuring art by Paul Brent.

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Wall art by Mike Mason, Jan Shield and Joanne Donaca. Credenza table art by Charles Schweigert and Deb Curtis.

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  Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.  Earrings by Debra Beard and Mary Hurst. Red tipped vases  by Emily Miller.

 Fairweather House and Gallery is embracing the fa-la-la season.

Always and forever embracing regional artists.

Always and forever featuring crafts made by local hands.

 

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First Look November window display  at Fairweather’s. 

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First Look bracelet tree.

 

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First Look jewelry tray featuring Mary Boitta, who experiments in druzy semi-precious stones in designs that retain femininity and fineness.

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First Look jewelry tray featuring Karen Johnson, a natural-born artist, boldly designs meticulously handcrafted statement jewelry that could – and should – be featured in magazines.

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First Look jewelry tray featuring Robyn Hall, who has no art degree or formal training, yet creates stunning mouth-blown glass lamp work bracelets and earrings.

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First Look jewelry tray featuring Cher Flick, a graduate from the Gemological Institute of America, who creates jewelry “doing good works ™”, giving back to a charitable foundation in honor of her mother, Joanie.

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First Look jewelry tray featuring Christine Johnson, designer, who creates necklaces from Oregon beach stones.

 

First Look featuring the silver work

 by Alan Stockam, each design is signed and numbered.

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Strike off enlargement of a jewelry tray featuring Billie Johnstone, a former clinical practitioner, who sparked her retirement into a means to support to the youth programs in Soweta, South Africa. Proceeds are “doing good works ™” that changes lives.

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Highlighting jewelry designer Renée Hafeman, who embraces a love of vintage Chanel ™  jewelry and gives them new life. Redesigning the pieces, she prays “whoever wears, please be blessed in some way.”

 

With appreciation and gratitude to StephBuffington photos.

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