Mary Bottita


“Create” folded book art by Mary Bottita

“Read” folded book art by Mary Bottita

 

Sketching and pondering from Karen Doyle

 

Turtle by Paul Brent. C/. 2020

 

Seahorse by Paul Brent. C./ 2020 By

 

Ghost net basket turning inward by Emily Miller C./ 2020

Ghost net basket series. Spring 2020 by Emily Miller

“I’m also working on a wall piece with about 1,000 tiny chips of plastic. The title of the piece is Anthropocene and it’s inspired by the idea that our human impact on the earth has become so significant that it will be written in the fossil record.”  Emily Miller

Reposting  Fairweather Gallery March 15, 2020:

In order to protect the health and safety our guests, our community, and our staff the Gallery is closing its doors to visitors through April.

 

“Artists and those that support the arts have a unique sensitivity in the ability to pivot and meet needs that enlighten and inform, in my opinion.”  D. Fairweather, galleriest

A fresh palette. A revitalized spirit. A soft, rosy hue blooming with potential.  Color of the Year 2020.

“First Light” 2102-70 by Benjamin Moore is the backdrop for a new decade.

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind designer pillows. Antique rosy/ pink velvet brocade.

Down filled pillows with hand stitched flowers in soft pinks and greys.

Questions and Answers:

Q: How to you create a signature style for each season, you ask?

A: I thoughtfully edit the collections and forecast an upcoming season after reading interior designer trade magazines and re-visit favorite design books. I take a lot of time in the winter to consider and select a trending idea and a designer look. My approach has one important quality: to provide an artful vision.

The products selected are to be made by hand and made in America.  Indeed, the gallery has a sign in the front window that says this.  My signature style, oftentimes tweaked and refined, is created to offer the unique and beautiful  Fairweather House & Gallery “look”.

In truth, a few are not just, let’s say…favorites, but rather have become signature pieces…as in the sublimely beautiful hand made glass design pieces that are the “Fairweather” calling cards. My signature style is a set mind, applying a vision of what ifs, must-sees and to-dos.

 

Visitors have often said: “This place is amazing.”

And, then, too, I often share. I’m a minimalist in my mind, constantly editing the displays, walls and tables to insure that the gallery isn’t too-perfect…but, rather, a showcase of sophisticated one-of-a-kind art pieces that highlight each individual season.  D. Fairweather, gallerist and Allied Member A.S.I.D.

FAV winter read re-visited  for 2020:

The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details by Christiane Lemieux

 

Read more at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

P.S.S.T. Four weeks to Valentine’s Day.

Exclusive to Seaside.  Fran’s fine chocolates.

 

P.S.S.T. Six weeks to spring.

“Neighborhood Party” oil  by Melissa Jander.

 

Copyright © 2020 D. Fairweather


“Moonlight and Waves” original oil by Ron Nicolaides.

“Light and Waves” original oil by Victoria Brooks.

 

“Complete Me” original pen and ink by Vanessa K. Stokes.

 

Amber and turquoise fused glass platter by Christine Downs.

 

Turquoise and Amber Sue Sparkgo design  ™ quilted pillow by Cherry Jones Harris.

 

Fused glass Mezuzah by Rosalyn Andronescu with room for a biblical passage, a love note or a personal thought.

Earrings in Amber and Gold by Mary Hurst.

Sterling and turquoise bracelet by Mary Bottita.

 

“Whale Within” signed photograph by Neal Maine.  Three polar bears  with whale bones. Alaska trip.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Through December 23

 HUE, an exhibition, featuring art by Leah Kohlenberg, JoAnn Pari-Mueller  and Vanessa K. Stokes.

“Hues or colors are so pure – no white or blacks added – just rich, delightful, lose yourself in the color.”

In addition, HUE features a lavish array of handmade jewelry of mixed-metal, leather, gold-filled and semi-precious stones from many of the Northwest’s most reputable jewelry artists. It is a once a year exclusive private jewelry shopping experience to select the latest edgy fashion forward works.

In addition, new, never-before-seen photographs  and selected “encore” polar bear photographs from Neal Maine’s Arctic Light Images.

Raffle opportunity – only 14 chances to win a signed and framed Arctic Light  by Neal Maine (valued at $295).

The Last Polar Bear, a book published by Braided River. In addition to  Steven Kazlowski’s photos, the book features essays by Alaska-based writers Charles Wohlforth, Richard Nelson and Nick Jans, as well as Newsweek correspondent Dan Glick, Frances Beinecke, president of the National Resources Defense Council, and Theodore Roosevelt IV, conservationist and great-grandson of the president.

The photographs that make up the book show the polar bears and other Arctic species in their threatened natural habitat — swimming, playing, caring for their young and dozing on late-summer ice floes. One image is beautiful but the caption reminds the reader of the reality: “If we do nothing as a society, and the ice continues to melt, zoos could be the only place on Earth where polar bears can be found.”

Read more about Arctic Light:

https://www.discoverourcoast.com › coast-weekend › arts › article_1d18109…

Feb 16, 2015 – ‘Arctic Light’ draws attention to global warming Presentation, photographic … The presentation is co-sponsored by Denise Fairweather of …

“Patrons who purchase The Last Polar Bear book,  retail value of $39.99, will have the entire proceeds in support of Alaska Wilderness League and will have a raffle opportunity (1-14 chance)  to win a  signed and framed  Arctic Light Neal Maine image!   

Read more about doing good works at: http://www.alaskawild.org.  Book proceeds in support of Alaska Wilderness League.

Alaska Wilderness League protects Alaska’s public lands by fighting for wilderness, wildlife, indigenous rights and a cleaner energy future.

Each book purchase will receive a numbered ticket.  At a set time, Neal Maine will draw the winning ticket at random.

 

Read more at:

Arctic Light, the event, in support of the Alaska Wilderness …

 

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com › 2015/02/22 › arctic-li…

 

Feb 22, 2015 – Three West coast naturalists who traveled to the high Arctic last year, a trip sponsored by the … Arctic Light, the event, in support of the Alaska Wilderness League

 

Through December 23

On Hue Art Exhibit and Sale

Fairweather House and Gallery

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

“Folklore” watercolor by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

“The watercolor evokes the redolence of roses. I’ve added a detailed floral border, inspired by my Hungarian heritage,” writes artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

 

“Heart” by Vanessa K. Stokes.

 “My new original watercolor, colored pencil  with pen and ink art for made for your HUE show in December,” writes Fairweather’s emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes.

 

Pink mercury glass hand made ornament with bronze hanger.

Natural rose quartz bracelet wrapped in silver by Mary Hurst.

Hammered gold earrings with pink pearls by Cher Flick.

 

Brilliant pink gemstone hammered silver ring by Nikki Hatt. 

Amethyst pendant necklace by Nikki Hatt.

Amethyst and  pink pearl necklace by Mary Bottita.

 

 

“Rising Star” original by Jan Shield.

Amethyst mercury glass bowl with hand painted purple ornaments.

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Through December 23

HUE, an exhibition, featuring  art by Leah Kohlenberg, JoAnn Pari-Mueller  and Vanessa K. Stokes.

“Hues or colors are so pure – no white or blacks added – just rich, delightful, lose yourself in the color.”

In my new works this month, two are executed in watercolor, evoking warmth and redolence, one is a jewel toned mixed media work on handmade paper,” writes artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller.

In addition, HUE features a lavish array of  handmade jewelry of mixed-metal, leather, gold-filled and semi-precious stones from many of the Northwest’s most reputable jewelry artists. It is a once a year exclusive private jewelry shopping experience to select the latest edgy fashion forward works.

Complimentary gift wrapping.

 

Through December 23

On Hue Art Exhibit and Sale

Fairweather House and Gallery

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Exotic” mixed media watercolor  by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

“The work is a painting in paper. I’ve carefully cut and arranged paper to mimic what I do in watercolor with color, value, and shape. The benefit is the textural, three-dimensional effect it creates.”  JPM

 

 

Impasto oil painting in jewel tones by Leah Kohlenberg.

 

HUE companion painting by Leah Kohlenberg.

 

Hand made glass by NW artists.

 

 

Rare Chanel pendant by Reneé Hafeman.

 

 

One-of-a-kind gemstone bracelets by NW jewelry artists.

 

One-of-a-kind pendant necklaces by Mary Bottita.

Painted glass jewelry by Tanya Gardner

 

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Through December 23

 HUE, an exhibition, featuring  art by Leah Kohlenberg, JoAnn Pari-Mueller  and Vanessa K. Stokes.

December – On Hue Exhibit

“Hues or colors are so pure – no white or blacks added – just rich, delightful, lose yourself in the color.”

In my new works this month, two are executed in watercolor, evoking warmth and redolence, one is a jewel toned mixed media work on handmade paper.” JoAnn Pari-Mueller 

 

In addition, HUE features a lavish array of  handmade jewelry of mixed-metal, leather, gold-filled and semi-precious stones from many of the Northwest’s most reputable jewelry artists.

It is a once-a-year exclusive private jewelry shopping experience to select the latest edgy fashion forward works.

 

Complimentary gift wrapping.

 

This Friday, the Oregonian is running an article, “Six Book Gift Ideas for your Favorite Readers.”

Guess what?  A Generous Nature, and Neal Maine’s story, is one of the six!

Here is a link that is on Oregon Live:

https://www.oregonlive.com/books/2019/11/6-book-gift-ideas-for-your-favorite-readers.html

(From the review:) “…Many of Oregon’s most cherished public lands didn’t just happen to be protected. They were preserved by individuals….  (This) new book tells the stories of 21 Oregonians and how …they found ways to protect what they loved.”

Marcy Houle, author

“Elk Run” Coastal elk in the Necanicum Estuary, Seaside Oregon  by Neal Maine.

 

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

Grace note received by HUE artist, JPM.

“This year marks my tenth anniversary of creating art. My background as a Portland Art Museum docent inspired my desire to delve into what I have to say using primarily watercolors and calligraphy with some delving into pastels and painting with paper. I find myself most attracted to exploring nature – objects and living creatures of the air, land, and water. I have won several awards from the Oregon Society of Artists and the Watercolor Society of Oregon and have enjoyed opening my studio to the public during the last 5 years Washington County Open Studio Tour.”  JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Seeded pearl table top mosaic reversible boxes by Gayle H. Seely and handknitted  noggin toppers by Linda Olsen.

 

 

Oregon myrtlewood  handmade bowl by Mike Brown, hand-forged bronze candle sticks, woven bamboo baskets by Charles Schweigert, handmade  NW antler handmade lamp (naturally gathered with a permit) and sepia  forest “First snowfall” photographs.

 

Handmade salamander lidded bowl by Emily Miller placed on upcycled railroad tie wall mount shelf. Note the application of recycled house siding as display wall paneling.

Natural bird’s nest in handmade shadow box, watercolor  by JoAnn Pari-Mueller in walnut ink calligraphy (nest written in many languages in the background) and agate/ onyx necklace by Mary Bottita displayed on handmade bronze figure.

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery west window display for MADE.

 

“Made” an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest hands through November 24.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery east window display for MADE.

 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“Made” an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest hands through November 24.

Alluring, distinctive and exquisite products, never-before-seen, 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 have made craft cool and luxurious.” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

 

For more info, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com and  https://www.instagram.com/fairweatherhouseandgallery/

 

Hand made bamboo vase and platter, hand wrapped fiber flower stem, hand crafted natural reed centerpiece, handforged wall scone, mouth blown leopard glass, hand beveled mirror, ribbon bow box by Ray Noregaard and handmade lined silk table slip cover.

 

 

 

Handmade pottery by Suzy Holland, willow console table, salmon and trout ceramics by Teresa Weisman-Knight, seascapes by Ron Nicolaides, mixed media art by Jan Shield, watercolor by Emily Miller, handmade silk pillows, mouth blown art glass, marble and plaster decor one-of-a-kind decor objects and hand turned wood candle sticks.

Jewelry by Mary Bottita,  photos in resin by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, oils by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, mezuzahs by Rosalyn Andronescu, hand made glass by Christine Downs  and art glass Fedor Zubanov and Irina Nazarkina.

 

Landscapes by Lee Munsell, watercolor with calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, fused glass by Carolyn Lindberg and Christine Downs.

 

 

Handmade quilt  and penny lamb pillow by Cherry Jones Harris and wood turned bowl by Daniel Harris.

 

 

Sea star wood boxes by Ray Noregaard, wine barrel Lazy susan table by Mike Morris and nautilus segmented shells by Mike Brown.

 

 

MADE opening reception hostesses.

Shirley, Joan, Saundra, Kemy Kay and Denise.

 

“Made,” an exhibition, for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works by Northwest hands.

On sale through November 24.

“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the Fairweather Gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who have made craft cool and luxurious.”

To read more about the artisans, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com

 

Save the date and time
Next opening reception

Dec. 7, 5-7:pm

An exhibition titled HUE

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