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January 14, 2022

Seaside sunset by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

The day after the last of the January King Tides, a term people used to describe exceptionally high tides that occur during a new or full moon, along the Oregon coast.

 

 

Linda Fenton-Mendenhall is a photographer living and working in one of the most beautiful parts of the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Coast. Her love of photography is born from a life steeped in nature. “It is easy to see beauty in everything when you have grown up in days framed with spectacular sunrises, incredible scenery, and breathtaking ocean views.” LFM

And, too, Linda has served as the professional Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer for more than 10 years and is a featured artist at Fairweather’s, as well.

Fairweather House and Gallery annouces the 2022 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk opening artist receptions.

NW art in a selected theme will be displayed March-December 2022 and the exhibitions will be photographed by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“Part curatorial, part installation Fairweather brings together artists’ works from a wide variety of genres and mediums, grouping them into an expansive spectrum of theme and color.” –-Seaside Signal

  • Mar. 05, LUSH

  • Apr. 02,  LIFE FORMS

  • May 07,  FEARLESS

  • Jun 04,  SEA SYMPHONY

  • Jul. 02,  THIS PLACE

  • Aug. 06,  DIFFERENT STROKES

  • Sep. 03,  BALANCING ACT

  • Oct. 01,  TURNING

  • Nov. 05,  CREATIVE CLASS

  • Dec. 03,  QUIETUDE

 
 

Fairweather Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

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#10: Annie Sears dressed to complement her gift of daffodils on a visit.

Art by Karen Doyle, Bill Baily, Agnes Field, Carmela Newstead, Jan Rimerman, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Mary Truhler, and Sharon Kathleen Johnson shown in the background.

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#9: Proceeding as the way opens for COVID-19, year two, in the art of social distancing.

Featured art by Agnes Field, Jackie LeLoff, Pam Haunschild, Kimberly Reed, Cherry Harris, Vanessa K. Stokes, Melissa Jander, Christine Trexel, Paul Brent, Karen Doyle,  Mary Truhler, and Peg Wells.

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#8: The art of masking.

Artist Vanessa K. Stokes exhibition opening. Art by Vanessa, Gretha Lindwood, Cicely Gilman, and Christine Downs with gallery volunteer Nancy Kroll assisting.

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#7:  Habitat lecture by naturalist Neal Maine.

For more than ten years, photographer Neal Maine has presented stunning images of the coastal habitats found in our own backyards, in the background is his image titled Pacific Force IV of the Tillamook Head Lighthouse in Seaside.

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#6: Life in the green. 

Spring opening reception. Art by Leah Kohlenberg, Jan Rimerman, Bill Baily, Agnes Field, Lee Munsell, Jan Sheild, Mike Brown, and Martin Conley, Gretha Lindwood, and gallery art hostesses.

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#5: Embracing Mother nature.

Welcoming new watercolor artist Mary Lyn Gough with Bob Kroll assisting, also showing art by Melissa Jander, Emily Schultz-McNeil, Pam Huanschild, and Toni Avery.

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#4: Earth laughs in flowers.

Most viewed collage post by photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather’s.

Karen Doyle, Scott Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Mary Lyn Gough; NW artists in attendance at the opening of BLOOM, a Fairweather exhibition. In addition, featuring art by Jan Rimerman, Emily Schultz-McNeil, Neal Maine, JoAnn Pari-Meuller, Barbara Bacon Folwan, Colette Fallon, Diane Copenhaver, Lieta Gratteri, Marga Stanley, and Mary Burgess.

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#3:  From sea to sea, coast to coast, and beach to beach artist Paul Brent created public art.

The “Welcome Wall” mural project in downtown Panama City features Seaside summertime resident artist Paul Brent, a well-recognized fixture of the arts communities in Oregon and Florida.

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#2:  Lee Munsell painted LIVE during a visit to Fairweather Gallery.

The artist traveled along the Pacific Coast Highway 101, taking photographs of the iconic Oregon Hug Point, to use as an inspiration in new oil paintings. Sidenote:  an art patron visited to select three of Lee’s works of art to add to his collection in 2021.

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#1: Seaside Prom celebration of 100 years.

Fairweather Gallery hosted the Seaside Historical Museum in July 2021. Featuring art by Peg Wells, Lee Munsell, Victoria Brooks, Toni Avery, Karen E. Lewis, Bob Heath, Carolyn Myers Lindberg, Marilyn Cohn, Bob Knoll, Nick Brakel, Emily Miller, and Don Nisbett.

 And, so as 2021 comes to a close, we hope you have enjoyed the roundup of Fairweather moments that made life just a little better at the beach.  

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, Seaside

Featuring changing month-long exhibitions by selected and significant Northwest artists, craftsmen, and artisans. The gallery specializes in original oils, watercolors, mixed media works of art, as well as contemporary bronze, mouth-blown glasswork, abstract works of art, fine jewelry, and one-of-a-kind accessories.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

West front window display featuring the archangel Samael, “the chief of warrior angels, who defends the world and people against those who attempt to bring chaos”, medieval canvas strike off by A. James from a private collector, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson “Live like it’s heaven on Earth” quote by Mark Twain, mercury glass mirror set in recycled wood, pottery by Suzy Holland, handstitched silk textile, vintage glass ornaments, and hand made velvet poinsettias.

 

East front window display featuring the archangel Uriel, “the angel of wisdom who shines the light of truth into the darkness of confusion, a  medieval canvas strike off by A. James from a private collector, botanical art by Mike Mason set in frames, art glass by Bob Heath, jewelry by Nikki Hatt, Jim Hayes, and Mary Truhler, vintage oranments, candles by Illumne, and hand made velvet poinsettia.

Close up of a bamboo and linen sculpture by Charles Schweigert, vintage ornaments, and hand made twig bird.

 

Front entry display featuring art by Colette Fallon, handmade tinsel star felt ornament, mouthblown mercury glass stemware, gold plated porcelain caddy, French wire follie table, tooled leather frame, handmade mirrored ornaments, vintage bronze candlesticks, and hand dipped copper taper.

NW photopraphs set in frames and  Tillamook Lighthouse printed on metal/glass by Neal Maine, fir box with lid by Bob Peterson, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, encaustic “Winter Storm” by Emily Miller, vintage concave picture frame, burl wood frame, tooled gold leaf frame, and raw edge table by Stuart Dittbrenner.

MIxed media watercolors by Lieta Gratteri, art deco wood vessel by Martin Conley,  painted and mounted birch tree sculpture, handturned wood candlesticks, wood pedestal by Scott and Marcia Hudson, Oregon mrytledwood bowl by Mike Brown, vintage ornaments, and raw edge wood table by Stuart Dittbrenner.

Front counter display featuring “First Snow” original painting by Toni Avery, silver planted tree trunk stands, handmade pine cone candles, forest painting by Jan Shield, encaustic art by Diane Copenhaver,  natural shaved bark shade with nickle plated antler lamp base, faux fur throw with reverisble printed suede pattern, mid-century wood picture frame, vintage pottery, authenic wood dough bowl, art glass by Bob Heath, hand made velvet poinsettias, and velvet throw pillows filled with down.

 

Staging for A GOOD FIT, December’s exhibition,  by KD Fairweather, Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.
A GOOD FIT photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Complimentary delivery of art in the local area through Dec. 23

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside

Through December 23

A GOOD FIT  highlighting Northwest makers and crafters.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

A GOOD FIT display #1: Pressed Hellebores botanical by Mike Mason, mixed media art by Pam Haunschild, fused glass by Christine Downs, handmade pottery by Suzy Holland, mouth blown red swirl stemware, handmade notebooks by Kris Zorko, red vintage mercury glass, hand made glass ornaments with ploymer clay accents, vintage glass ornaments, and handmade candy stripe dripless tapers.

A GOOD FIT display #2: Handmade bamboo serving bowl, pottery bowl Marilyn Cohn, hand dyed silk runner by Cicely Gilman, wool cloches by Linda Olson, hand painted cupcake glass ornaments, vintage pearl beaded ornaments, handmade ribbon ornamanets, handmade glass beaded holiday earrings by Mary Truhler,  antique carved pink Flanders glass collection from Paul Brent, and handmade seeded pearl ornaments.

A GOOD FIT display #3, all Made by NW Hands:  Fused art glass vessel on stand from Paul Brent’s private collection, art glass sconce on mrytlewood stand, mouth blown and handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood,  mixed media watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, fluted glass by Bob Heath, and handpainted charcoal and white monochrome console table on forged iron stand.  

A GOOD FIT display #4: Pottery mugs by Marcia Hudson,  pottery bowls by Marilyn Cohn, hand accented seed pearl ornament, hand glittered pomegranate ornaments, fushed glass tray by D’arcy Martin, and vingate glass ornaments accented with hand applied polymer clay. 

A GOOD FIT display #5:  Watercolors by Bill Baily, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, petrified silver plated dirftwood on stand available from a private NW collector, mouth blown art glass from a collection of Paul Brent’s, handmade bamboo runner, frosted seed pearls handmade silk stems,  hand forged bronze branch nickel plated on mrytlwood base, art by Vanessa K. Stokes, and handmade silvered mirror display tree.

Staging for A GOOD FIT by KD Fairweather, Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.
A GOOD FIT photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

In the Historic GIlbert District

Seaside

A GOOD FIT, an exhibition highlighting Northwest makers and crafters, through Dec. 23.

A premier source for stylish, chic, one of a kind livable furnishings, unexpected art, and the most extraordinary accessories. Glass, paintings, photography, wood, stone, bronze, sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

Complimentary jewelry gift wrapping.

Special thanks to Avery and Will for the assortment of gift boxes.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside

Through December 23

A GOOD FIT, an exhibition highlighting Northwest makers and crafters.

Featuring NW art by Toni Avery, woodturning by Mike Brown, wood sculptures by Martin Conley, wood craft by Stuart Dittbrenner, jewelry by metalsmith Nikki Hatt, fused glass by Bob Heath, art blocks by Diana Nadal, and textiles by Jeanne Walker.

 

 

Fused glass art bowl by Bob Heath, sandblasted beverage glasses by Rox Heath, pendant necklace by Nikki Hatt, glass heart by Bob Heath, and art by Diana Nadal.

Fairweather House & Gallery

A premier source for stylish, chic, one of a kind livable furnishings, unexpected art, and the most extraordinary accessories. Glass, paintings, photography, wood, stone, bronze, sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry made by NW hands.

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

Representing a collection of original art by an exceptional group of regional artists for over fifteen years. From traditional to transitional, contemporary to realism, impressionism to emerging art.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery attends to the well being of family, community and business through an uncompromising commitment to honesty, fairness, integrity and excellence.  Mission Statement

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

Complimentary jewelry gift wrapping.

Special thanks to Avery and Will for the assortment of gift boxes.

THE SEA ENDURES display I: Pair of pen, ink,and watercolor originals “Lunar” “Seaglass” by Vanessa K. Stokes, abstract canvas “The Sea” by Diane Copenhaver, art glass bowl by Bob Lecari, fused glass fluted work by D’arcy Martin, fused glass plate by Carolyn Lindberg, seeded glass stemware, mouth blown espresso lidded vessels, handblown charcoal glass, down filled velvet pillows in marine and stone washed driftwood tones,  linen runner with edge detailing in sailor stitch, handwrapped seed pearl flower stem, and stainless silver console table.

THE SEA ENDURES display II: Encaustic beeswax painting on board oceanscape “The Cove” by Peg Wells, pair of finely detailed  sea turtle oil paintings by Vicky Combs-Snider, platitum edged mouth blown stemware, handmade marble candlesticks,  and silver leaf table with beveled edge glass top.

THE SEA ENDURES display III:  Seascape oil paintings “Abide” and “Spindrift” by Karen Doyle,  handmade wire baskets,  wheel thrown pottery, artisan crafted vessel,  mouth blown glass candlesticks, and  substantially sourced wood etagere.

THE SEA ENDURES display IV: Seascape oil paintings “King Tide”  “Winter Sea” by Ron Nicolaides, seaglass earrings by Barb Walker, beach stone necklaces by Christine Johnson, bracelet and earring pairings in semi-precious gemstones by Mary Truhler, handmade sea-themed mugs by Marcia Hudson, organic bowls by Marilyn Cohn, handstiched silk runner by Cicely Gilman, fish platter by Sandy Visse, marbled, stacked hand made paper box by Christine Trexel, blister pearl necklaces by Mary Botitta, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, and hand printed ocean scape throw by Lee Munsell.

THE SEA ENDURES display V: Abstract oil painting “Cliff” by Karen Doyle, encaustic seascape “Winter Storm” by Emily Miller, crushed seaglass fused glass platter by D’arcy Martin, ocean art “What is Below” by Toni Avery, ocean waves beeswax art ” Water” by Peg Wells, aquarmine jewelry by Mary Truhler, hardwood bound  sea-themed coffee table books, hand distressed nickel plated candle sticks, recycled glass stemware, hand made beaded earrings by Michelle Shigemasa. and coral glass by Monet Rubin.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

Staging by KD Fairweather, Allied Member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

THE SEA ENDURES featuring artists Toni Avery, Bill Baily, Martha Denham, Karen Doyle, Colette Fallon, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Phil Juttelstad, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, Neal Maine, Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, and Vanessa K. Stokes, among others through November 25.

Grace note received

This exhibit, which runs through November 25, is filled with artwork that depicts where the Oregon land meets the Pacific Ocean.

We appreciate Fairweather’s dedication to exhibiting the beautiful work of Pacific Northwest artists and their support of coastal conservation. NCLC

North Coast Land Conservancy http://NCLCtrust.org/

The Waves at Shore Acres, Oregon Coast by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Linda Fenton-Mendenhall is a photographer living and working in one of the most beautiful parts of the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Coast.  Her love of photography is born from a life steeped in nature. “It is easy to see beauty in everything when you have grown up in days framed with spectacular sunrises, incredible scenery, and breathtaking ocean views.”

The Rocks at Ecola oil on canvas by Philip Juttelstad

With artwork influenced by prior training in architecture and related disciplines,  my design aesthetic is inspired by the environment of the Pacific Northwest- the skies; the land and the water.” –Philip Juttelstad

Enduring the Sea, oil on linen, by Ron Nicolaides. 18×24

Ron Nicoladies paints realistic waves amidst the winter stormy seas of the Pacific Ocean for Fairweather’s exhibition, THE SEA ENDURES. The artist portrays the movement of the waves, the breath of the sea, the blaze of the skies. He paints the seascapes in his studio relying on the memory, history, and imagination.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside

Nov. 6-25

Art Exhibition and Sale

The Sea Endures, an exhibition of NW artists’ new artwork depicting where the Oregon land meets the Pacific Ocean. Featuring Toni Avery, Bill Baily, Martha Denham, Karen Doyle, Colette Fallon, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Phil Juttelstad, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, Lee Munsell, and Ron Nicolaides.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

 

House on the Sand

  • This weaving is a lidded pine needle coil basket. The intricate stitching resembles the waves which constantly wash the sand. On the lid is a small mixed media (wood, fiber, shell, and  bead) sculpture.

“Traditionally houses aren’t built on the sand due to a weak foundation. However, there are times in our lives where due to hardship, we need extreme flexibility. We make plans and like sea waves washing the beach every day,  things change. We survive by having multiple plans. This speaks about  how reasoning is part of resilience. The ability to reason allows us to think of contingencies giving us flexibility  by which we survive another day.”  Martha Denham, fine craft artist

Life on the Rocks

This is a 12-inch diameter by 6-inch height lidded basket. The base is wooden painted on the inside and outside. The interior features a seastar adhered to its home, the rocks. The outside is a painting of standing on the bottom of the water looking up. Pine needle coil weaving completes the base. The hand-cast lid features a hand-painted seastar. The seastar is attached to a brass ring wrapped and suspended in a netting influenced Tenerife weaving. Pine needle coil weaving completes the lid, further adorned with the mesh and colorful wrapped coil. All the materials for the weaving were hand-dyed.

  • I am amazed by the resilience of seastars. They live in an environment of battering by waves, changes in temperature, overcrowding by other sea creatures, and constant attack by predators. They endure while they cling to their rocks. It’s a rough environment yet they thrive. That is what  resilience is about.” Martha Denham, fine craft artist.

Moonlight Sea Garden

This 7-inch tall pine needle coil vase has a glass insert for holding water for flowers. Sewn onto the woven vase are sea flowers made with Mother-of-Pearl and pearl beads. This was a very time-consuming and difficult piece to make. Two different types of needles were simultaneously required to sew the beads on. One needle was a fine needle used for pearls.  The bead was strung, then the needle changed to a large stainless-steel needle tough  enough to sew through the hard pine needle coils.” Martha

Martha H. Denham, fine craft artist:
I am a person whose spirit thrives amongst organic shapes. 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 expertise in pine needle basketry, my attributes demanded I evolve the traditional genre into my own expression.

You will see stitched into the weaving a designed collection of thread, beads, shells, and stones.

Recent work has become mixed media incorporating the weaving with metal, wood and hand-cast sculpted/painted medium and pine needles.

With coil construction being inherently uniform, how would I take it outside its apparent boundaries? Intertwining branches, vines, leaves, and shells marry the chaos of nature into the uniformity of the vessel’s function.

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

Nov. 6 through 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

The Sea Endures, an exhibition of NW artists’ new artwork depicting where the Oregon land meets the Pacific Ocean. Featuring Toni Avery, Bill Baily, Martha Denham, Karen Doyle, Colette Fallon, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Phil Juttelstad, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, Lee Munsell, and Ron Nicolaides.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

Driftwood, burl, and plank wood settee,  hand-wrapped bittersweet garland, hand-painted silk and down filled accent pillow, pair of 20×20  flanged velvet pillows with hand-dyed gathered pleated silk pillows, and one-of-a-kind autumn block quilt by NW textile artist Betty Huffman.

Autumn landscape oil by Karen E. Lewis, en plein air landscapes by Karen Doyle, wood turned bowls Tom Willing, Art Deco wood vessels by Martin Conley, Illumne column candles, and stainless steel/ hand-turned ice cream scoop.

Mouth blown, one-of-kind glass pumpkins, hand-made velvet pumpkins, hand-made twig table top runner, tissue paper autumn leaves, mercury glass mirror, hand-forged bronze dessert stand, fused glass dish by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, and espresso glass vessel with filled with natural lichens.

“Boo” paper folded book by Mary Bottita, mixed media by Gary Pearlman, hand-painted silk throw pillow accented with hand-made beads, natural cattails and birch branches, marble pumpkins, mercury glass mouth-blown pumpkin, silk ribbon pumpkin, amber glass stand, and hand- stitched linen runner.

Oil still life by Emily Schultz-McNeil, abstract leaf art by Diane Copenhaver, mixed media leaf art by Pam Haunschild, hand-made journals by Kris Zorko, clock and raw edge maple burl table by Stuart Dittbrenner.

Staging by KD Fairweather, Allied Member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

SURROUNDINGS

ART Exhibit and Sale Through October 25

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.

 

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

October SURROUNDINGS display #1:  Mouth-blown glass cloches,  handmade seeded glass mushrooms (signed by the artist), original pen and ink art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, vintage wood stand with mouth-blown lampwork glass mushroom, as found by Paul Brent, and  hand sewn silk patterned accent band on pumpkin velvet throw pillow.

 
 

October SURROUNDINGS display #2: Handmade pottery quail by Sandy Visse, fused glass trivets by Bob Heath,  mouthblown stemware infused with silver, wine glasses banded in platinum, handpainted champagne flutes, and inlaid bone with ebony wood decorative picture frame.

October SURROUNDINGS display #3:  Kelp fine art photograph by Steven A. Bash, woven chenille textile scarf by Bonnie Garlington, silk with fringed linen throw, handmade NW plank pedestal, fused glass tray in a petrified wood pattern made by Monet Rubin.

October SURROUNDINGS display #4: Hammered by hand gold bracelet cuffs,  vintage Murano glass, seeded glass bubbles mouth-blown bowl, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, hand-cut lucite cubes, glass sphere with gold-infused flakes; signed by the artist, and vintage mouth-blown vases. 

October SURROUNDINGS display #5: Commissioned curved glass console table, handtailored silk table surround, hardcover fine art tabletop book, fused glass art bowl by Bob Heath, banded silver and wood picture frame, hand-forged bronze candlesticks, each one-of-a-kind, encaustic leaf art by Emily Miller, and hand inlaid mosaic decorative picture frame.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, Seaside, Oregon.

Find where interior design is not decorating but rather giving coastal homes the peaceful lifestyle. Find where everyday dreams are integrated with irreplaceable humanity, friendship and beauty.

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.

Staging by KD Fairweather, Allied Member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Beautiful things emphasizing tranquility, and timelessness, this is Fairweather.

 

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

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