Michelle Shigemasa


Jewelry by Mary Truhler, watercolor abstracts by Lieta Gratteri, photographs by Neal Maine, triptych landscape by Toni Avery, hydrangea oil by Melissa Jander, floral still life by Emily Schultz McNeil, pen and ink portrait by Vanessa K. Stokes, and pottery by Marcia Hudson.
Heron oil painting by Paul Brent, wood sculptures by Martin Conley, landscape oil by Karen Doyle, silk and cotton ribbons by the yard, hardbound coastal cookbook, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, wood turned bowls by Daniel Harris, bamboo and mahogany wood runner, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, jewelry by Michelle Shigemasa, raw edge trestle table, down filled silk throw pillows, and milk painted wood lyre table.
Mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, encaustic art by Emily Miller, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, cranes by Peggy Evans, fused glass bowl by Bob Lecari, ocean ghost rope baskets by Emily Miller, willow twig table by Otis, mouth blown art glass, and selected plated glass frames.
Art by Karen Doyle, cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, assemblage vase by Jeanne Walker, calligraphy art by Penelope Culbertson, tile earrings by Kris Zorko, silk textile wall hanging by Cicely Gilman, fused glass art platter by Bob Heath, hand turned wood candlestick, and verdigris bronze stand.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Nature’s Grace on exhibition through April 25

“Truly, artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the  imagination, transcending grace  through the muse of nature.” FH&G

Displays by KD Fairweather, allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Watercolor by Mary Burgess, art glass, masks by Cherry Harris, and visiting art patron Jessica, beautifully dressed for the Fairweather Gallery opening reception for Nature’s Grace.

Oceanscape by Toni Avery, watercolor by Mary Burgess, fish platter by Sandy Visse, bamboo linen masks by Beth Fulton, jewelry by Mary Truhler, fused glass platter by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, and diachronic glass rectangle plate by Christine Downs.

Ying/Yang lampwork post earrings by jewelry designer Michelle Shigemasa. $35

 

The pleasing design of lampwork glass, silver, and druzy bracelets by Michelle Shigemasa. $40

“While elements might be focal points and attract your eye, no one area of the composition draws your eye so much that you cannot see the other areas. Balancing a pleasing composition involves arranging both positive elements and negative space in such a way that no one area of the design overpowers other areas.”  FH&G

 

 

Just in!  Unique cards that are perfect for spring greetings. 

 

Gems in different hues and glitter accents add touches of shimmer

The cards come in a coordinating envelope

From $5.95 to $8.50

 

“Four by Four” pastel by Gretha Lindwood $400.

The first day of spring is Saturday, March 20, 2021, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, which is marked by the arrival of the vernal (spring) equinox.

Just in!  The springtime collection of Fran’s sea-salted caramel chocolates at Fairweather’s.

 

Spring sun shining on the Gilbert Block building, located in the Historic Gibert District of downtown Seaside

Fairweather House and Gallery is located in the Gilbert Block building at 612 Broadway Street

 

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“A premier source for stylish, chic, one-of-a-kind livable furnishings, fine art, and the most extraordinary accessories.”

 

 Watercolor by Diana Nadal,  glass platter by Money Rubin, glass vase by Bob Heath, encaustics by Emily Miller, handmade journal, notebook and wall tile art by Kris Zorko. Mouth-blown wine glasses, sandblasted stemware, silk quilted accent pillow, silver leaf display table, and painted eggs made by hand.

The GREEN ROOM on display through March 25th.

Watercolor and art cards by Diana Nadal, fused glass platter by Monet Rubin, quilted pillow by Cherry Harris, oil by Joanna Donaca, clock by Stuart Dittbrenner, abstract acrylic art by Bill Shumway, wood pedestals by Scott Husdon. Mouth-blown art glass, hand-crafted cast rabbit, Hunt Slonem bunny print,  notebooks by Kris Zorko,  pottery bowl by Suzy Holland, leather, wood, and linen frames, hand-painted silk scarf, vintage iron, bronze, and wood turned candle stands. On display through March 25th.

 

Glass plate by Carolyn Meyers Lindberg, maple bowl by Daniel Harris, mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, beveled glass picture frame, linen hostess gift, mouth-blown art glass, hand-carved bone frame, and NW handmade willow console table. On display through March 25th.

 

Art and ocean throw by Lee Munsell, stacked beveled glass serving caddy, hand-chiseled champagne flutes, mouth-blown glass bubbles, bamboo linen masks by Beth Fulton, cast plaster shell, hand-forged hurricane sconce,  wood plank console table, and faux wall texturing by Brian Anderson. Of special note is the treasured Fairweather’s grand piano, gifted to the gallery from a fellow Seaside business. And, too, see the masked and candid image of  Linda Fenton-Mendenhall (in the mirrored background) captured as the photographer was staging the photo!

Pottery by Marilyn Cohn, pitchers by Marcia Hudson, gemstone necklace by Mary Truhler, mercury glass candle cups, signed vintage vase, mouth-blown art glass, hand-painted faux eggs, wood platter by Tom Willing, cast faux chocolate bunny, art by Jim Young, hand-painted ceramic frame, hand-wired seed pearl flower stems, balsa wood hand curled filler, and hand-wrapped cut suede berry sprigs. On display through March 25th.

 

 

Art by Diana Nadal, recycled wood frame, whimsical sheep by Sandy Visse, hand-painted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, hand-made recycled wood coffee table, mouth-blown art vase,  and hand tailored linen table square. On display through March 25th.

Art by Bill Baily, verdigris candle holders, vintage metal tray, Fritz and Floyd platter and tureen, hand-made lampwork glass ladle by Cindy Erickson, hammered zinc table, mouth-blown glass cloche, Illumne candle columns, hand-forged iron candlestick, and wood turned dessert stand. On display through March 25th.

Art by Diana Nadal, cards by Leah Kohlenberg, vintage bunny,  art glass by Bob Heath, pottery bowl by Suzy Holland, impressionistic art by Bev Drew Kindley, and watercolor floral by Lieta Gratteri. On display through March 25th.

Mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, wood bowls by Daniel Harris, juniper wood sculpture and wood abstract tiles by Martin Conley, lampwork glass by Michelle Shigemasa,  impasto art by Leah Kohlenberg, watercolors by Bill Bailey, pastel by Gretha Lindwood,  hand made stemware,  mouth-blown glass art bowl, silk ribbon by the yard, recycled wooden railroad trestle table, and chalk painted wood lyre round table with drawer.  On display through March 25th.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Displays by KD Fairweather, allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

The GREEN ROOM  through March 25th.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

A premier source for stylish, chic, one-of-a-kind livable furnishings, fine art, and the most extraordinary accessories.

 

Save the date

April 3rd

Nature’s Grace

Fairweather House and Gallery  opening artist reception

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“Fairweather House and Gallery has become one of the historic Gilbert District’s sought after destinations offering an ever-changing amazing visual experience.”  –Seaside Signal/ 2008

 

 

 

“Stroll across the arched Broadway Bridge and you’ll see the historic Gilbert Block Building, est. 1914. The upscale Fairweather House and  Gallery, at 612 Broadway Street,  is a must-visit for anyone who is serious about Northwest artists.”  –Seaside Visitor’s Bureau/ 2021

French latch clip, rhinestone bauble, and faceted crystal earrings by Michelle Shigemasa.

 

 

Shepherd hook and mother of pearl oval earrings by Michelle Shigemasa.

 

Fused glass, crystals, seed pearls and hammered hook earrings by Michelle Shigemasa.

 

Handmade lampwork, onyx, seed pearls and silver hook earrings by Michelle Shigemasa.

 

“Lampworking is a glass technique in which a torch lamp is used to melt glass. The glasswork beads are formed by blowing and shaping with hand movements. Selecting beads, faceted crystals, and silver is a skilled undertaking for a  jewelry artist.  Knowledge of which colors work well together and good hand coordination are important.”  FH&G

 

Just in for 2021.

Michelle’s  black and white lampwork three dimensional earrings range from $35 to $45.

 

Miniature ou pettie, oh-so-pretty,  oh-so-petite, and oh là là bauble earrings at $25 from Michelle Shigemasa.

 

“Artists love using the two shades together when designing because they contrast with one another so well. Black is a bold color, which can embody a feeling of strength. White embodies purity or light. We continue to associate the two colors with good taste.”  FH&G

 

My motivational byline is design work offering artful, sassy, and classy jewelry pieces with color intertwined. I am curious about a variety of techniques to utilize in creating ageless composition.

Works of jewelry art that depict one’s zest for life grab my attention. I enjoy taking a vision and combining it with the inventive, the distinctive, and the unique into a wearable reality. I also work with dichroic, furnace, and molded glass.

Before the pandemic, my catalog of work was part of a successful fundraiser in Hillsboro, Oregon as well as shown in home gatherings, jewelry parties, and salons.   —Michelle Shigemasa.

 

 

 

 

My first muse took form as a tribute to my grandmother’s dear friend, Emma Ward. She was so loved we called her Aunt Emmy. Even as a five-year-old I knew she was a fashion icon, adorned in stylish hats, trendsetting gloves, stunning brooches, and standout ensembles of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. She was the gilded lily of her day.reminiscent of those which she dazzled
my five-year-old self. Aunt Emmy’s positive feelings were there for me to see whenever she walked into a room.

 

 

Fifteen years ago I crafted my inaugural piece, a necklace composed of gemstones, beads, findings, and a lifetime of collected charms. Since then, I have moved on to incorporate natural materials, fused and lamp work glass, and beads in making jewelry pieces reminiscent of those which Aunt Emmy dazzled my five-year-old self.  —Michelle Shigemasa.

 

“Iʻm honored to call this amazing, creative, loving woman, Michelle Shigemasa, as my friend and after decades of nurturing the next generation as one of the most amazing teachers Iʻve ever known…you go, girl.” –S. Ward

 

 

And, too, complimentary signature gift wrapping just for Michelle’s jewelry through February at Fairweather’s!

 

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

“Thank you for continuing to champion your artists, and speaking for the necessity of art in our future!

You are such a gift to your community.”

Drew Herzig/ January 2021