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Close up of over the shoulder, one-of-a-kind crafted leather purse designed by Luan. 

 

“Handcrafting products that have the perfect blend of fashion and function.”

 

 

 

Just in! Leather cosmetic cases, crafted and designed by Luan!

Cases are pictured on Luan’s  work bench with a pair of leather mallets. 

In the background are bins, bins and more bins of bling bling.

 

“Using only the best raw materials available, with the belief that by only using quality materials will make quality products. Anything from a basic functional leather set to a sparkling fashion statement that will no doubt turn heads.” 


And, too, a close up from the work room’s bulletin board, a favorite quote.

 

 

 

The artist showed her leather art at The National Finals Rodeo (NFR), known popularly as the “Super Bowl of rodeo,” (a championship event held annually by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association/ PRCA).

Luans Leathers display at the National Finals Rodeo. December, 2017.

 

Fun Fact: The leather designers are relatives.  Luan, a sister-in-law, and  her daughter,  Annie, a niece, are family farm relatives of D. Fairweather, gallerist. In addition, the leather work is crafted on the family farm that was established in 1904!

 

 

Image titled: It says walk.

Coastal elk crossing Highway 101.

Neal Maine, PacificLight Images.

Special order.

After a thirty-year career as an award-winning biology teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine became the first executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, which he co-founded in 1986. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images, a partnership with Michael Wing, dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests. Their photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems.

Neal focuses his imagery on exploring wildlife in the context of its habitat, while Michael’s specialty is capturing action images that illustrates the dynamic nature of coastal wildlife. PacificLight Images is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect wildlife habitat and its connectivity. A percentage of all photography sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal.

 

 

Q: What else is  new from Neal Maine, you ask?

A:  Image titled: Blue Heron Wave. 

Del Rey Beach, in the surf, a Great Blue Heron is spotted catching mole crabs. 

Neal Maine/ PacificLight Imges.

December 2017.

 

THE NEXT FRONTIER, OUR OWN BACKYARD

Humans: We take pictures, walks, deep breaths, memories, rides on waves, water, timber, in habitat that used to belong to other trail makers. We thought we could never catch all the salmon, never cut all the big trees, and never pollute the ocean. In our hubris, we thought we could make our own trails. With renewed humility, we are learning how to share this place, to live together with our partner trail makers. PacificLight Images celebrates this partnership as we use our images to inspire others to honor nature’s trails in OUR OWN BACKYARD.

“Unless otherwise noted, images are presented as they were photographed. Slight adjustment by cropping, lightening or darkening may have been used, but the photo subject is presented as recorded in the Oregon coastal landscapes.”

A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with each copyrighted and signed image. Available at Fairweather’s.

 

For more images from Neal Maine, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/  …artists/  …Neal Maine.

Made by hand. Knitted woolies.

Yes, indeedie, we do  local. Always have, always will.

 

“Must have this one!” 
Fun fact: To size woolies just right for you, place the hand-made cozy on top of your hair when it is damp.  As your hair dries, the hat sizes itself!

 

 

SEEK hostesses: Kemy K., Denise, Kathy, Joan and Saundra

In the background, Shirley 88 performance artist.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

SEEK, an art exhibition, through December 2017

As the hectic holiday season approaches, we seek beauty.

We seek comfort in nature, in its solitude and silence, as well as seek time with family and friends.

SEEK, inquire, search for, pursue, long for, wish for, desire, look for, expect from…

 

Original art by Diane Copenhaver. 

It’s beginning to look like…

 

Coastal winter table display featuring art by Paul Brent.

It’s beginning to like like…

 

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

It’s beginning to look like…

 

 

 

  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 Cindy Bricca, designer, who incorporates Kumihimo seed braiding in must-have creations.

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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.”

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Silver tray featuring jewelry designer Elaine Sawyer, who uses natural stone Cabochons, cut and polished by in lapidary by her husband, Mike, to create one-of-a-kind cuff bracelets.

With appreciation and gratitude to StephBuffington photos.

 

 

This Tiger’s Eye  cuff is now available at Fairweather Gallery in Seaside Oregon.

Here. Now. One-of-a-kind.

This Oregon Petrified Wood cuff is now available at Fairweather Gallery in Seaside Oregon.

 

Q:  What is Petrified Wood, you ask?

A:  Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay by oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite or another inorganic material such as opal. For more information about petrified wood go to: geology.com › Fossils…

 

 

 

 

Christine Johnson has always loved the beach and has never returned home without a pocketful of stones. At low tide, she can be found walking the Oregon coast carefully selecting each stone for its color, texture, size, and shape.  They are taken home and combined with found objects, metals and pearls to become a one of a kind treasure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here. Now. Christine Johnson beach stone jewelry artist.

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