Do you see bunnies? Look closely. Three on a pedestal. Photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


Another bunny peek-a-boo.  Photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


Origami  bunnies on birch platforms by artist Peggy Evans.







The Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, celebrating its 14th year in 2018, hosts local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists in various businesses, galleries and locations along Broadway Street and Holloday in the historic Gilbert District.  Artists meet and greet art patrons during artist’s receptions.  Businesses often offer LIVE music, adult beverages and gourmet food.


Please visit Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more info

And, too, fabulous-fresh-as-a-spring-garden displays by Denise Fairweather, gallerist and allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.


Accredited as an Allied member with the American Society of Interior Designers, (A.S.I.D.), for more than thirty years, Denise  has invested her expertise as an adjunct college instructor (interior design and perspective drawing) and enjoyed significant success as a senior level Street of Dreams project designer with the Portland Home Builder Association in show after show, year after year.

Denise founded Fairweather House & Garden in 2006. With the formation of this company Denise acquired exclusive earth-friendly, high quality accessories, extraordinary lighting and fashionable home furnishings lines. This multi-dimensional company continues to offer imaginative interior design, with ever-changing new exhibitions each month and every month.

In 2010, the company became Fairweather House and Gallery. Today, the gallery represents more than 200 regional, local and emerging artists.

Although Denise could rest on her laurels she continues to push the boundaries of style, refining, reinventing and making it ever new. She possesses the curiosity, sensitivity, discipline and vision to show emerging design in a discerning shopping environment with great interest, intrigue and passion.

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

Please visit …about/ …artists/ …blog for more info






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 …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.



COLOR IT FALL,  an exhibition,

through September 30th.

Fairweather House and Gallery

Bamboo basket by  Charles Schweigert, pastels by Joanne Donaca, autumn original oil by Savvy Dani,  landscape plein air original by Lisa Wiser, abstracts by Renee Rowe, shell oils by Paul Brent, paper textiles  by Christine Trexel, photography by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.  Design by Denise Fairweather, allied member, A. S. I. D., American Society of Interior Designers.

For more about the artists, please visit



Featured art on display  by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.



Artist Lecture 


We see color thanks to the cones in our eyes. (The rods are for night vision.) Humans are trichromats, that is, we see red, green, and blue. . . and mixtures of all these.

Many birds and fish, on the other hand, are tetrochromats and see 4 colors including ultraviolet colors invisible to us. A small percentage of women, some 2% – 3%, are tetrachromats and see at least one additional ultraviolet color.

What is your favorite color?

Ask a few people around the room. Chances are, between 50 – 60% will favor blue.

What can color do? It can . . .
* attract attention. People see color before they see anything else.
* hold attention. People pay attention to black and white for about ½ second or less. They pay attention to color for 2 – 3 seconds.
* Color has power. Consider the colors of STOP, GO and CAUTION.
*Color increases memory.

*Color images are processed before black and white images, so they are remembered better.
*Color informs better than black and white.

Research shows color improves readership by 40%, learning by 55 – 78%, and comprehension by 73%.
*Colors have personality and meaning and personalities vary with one’s culture.
*Color combined with shape sends special messages.
*Color attracts attention to brands better than words. What colors are signs? What is on the background of a sign?
*The color of your clothing tells a lot about you, your profession, and your status.
*Color transmits messages without ever using a word.

Aren’t artists lucky?  We have free use of color which can to do and say so many different things! All we have to do is to learn to make use of the many meanings of color as we create our treasures. —Jo Pomeroy- Crockett, Ph.D, writer and artist.

To read more about the writer, please visit  …artists/ …Jo Pomeroy-Crockett




COLOR IT FALL, table display featuring art by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett. 

Lava vases by Emily Miller, pelican and buoy original art by Whelpsey Whelp, sea turtle original water-color by Rosemary Klein, hand-made journals and boxes by Christine Trexel, hammered copper and gold earrings by Steven Schankin and Natura shell series of original oil paintings by Paul Brent.


On the grass cloth wall: coral original oil by Paul Brent, coral wood cut series by Gregory Graham, Puffin on the Rock (facing left) original by Nick Brakel, Puffin fine art photograph (facing right) by Donna Geissler, and on the twig wall sculpture, Oregon myrtlewood earrings by Fred Lukens.

On the table scape: Puffin Portrait original pen and ink (facing right) by Britney Drumheller, Sea Star original pen and ink by Britney Drumheller, and  hand hemmed tie dyed silk scarves by Beth Collins.


Eel and pipe fish original pen and ink collage by emerging artist Whelpsey Welp (easel display), The Snorkler by Marga Stanley (on the circle table) rare CoCo Chanel vintage jewelry by Renee Hafeman,  spoons by Mike Morris and Oregon lighthouse watercolor series by Emily Miller.

Sea Within original shell art by Jan Shield, original water colors by Carolyn Macpherson, tclam style  carry all bags by textile artist Linda Ballard  and…ta! da! …grand piano found by a friendly neighbor for the Fairweather Gallery!!!

Displays by Denise Fairweather,  Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.


For more about  the accredited interior design work at the gallery , please visit …about/ Denise Faiweather page

And, too,  questions to the audience at FINDINGS, the opening reception for the August exhibition, at Fairweather House and Gallery.

What is new?

What is bigger than a bread box?

What took one and 1/2 hours to install?

What took 5 men to move?

What has the number 88 to do with this piece?


And, the art patron who answered the question…is it the grand  piano?  The lovely lady in black.  She graciously called for a round of applause, after listening to the piano stories  (past, current and future musical lives).


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Artist Patricia Clark-Finley.

Fairweather House and Gallery features an exhibition titled Works on Paper from artist Patricia Clark-Finley through the month of June. The exhibition consists of works on graphite and sennelier ink on yupo and depicts the subjects for which the artist is well known: sea life and shore life.

“Clark Finley’s work is remarkable for its subtlety, spontaneity, and tonal beauty. All of the artist’s work is infused the work with vitality, freshness, and uncommon luminosity,”
Denise Fairweather, gallery owner.


Patricia Clark-Finley
is a multi-media artist with an interest in narrative and mythology. Clark-Finley studied art and also business at the U.W. and U.C. Berkeley, and holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. A native of Washington State, she lived in the San Francisco Bay area for many years, where she developed her art and exhibition history. Her work was infl­uenced by Bay Area Figuration, activities around the Bay Area arts community and the San Francisco Art Institute. Continuing education has included the San Francisco Center for the Book, Carl Jung Institute, and Crown Point Press.

She has been included in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Gallery, numerous national juried and invitational exhibitions, solo and group shows.

Clark-Finley now resides in Whatcom County and has studio space by the beach in Ocean Park, Washington. Many pieces from the Clark-Finley portfolio are found on labels and graphics for Mount Baker Vineyards.


Patricia and randy

Randy Finley and Patricia Clark-Finley at Mount Baker Vineyards and Winery.


“Paper offers a shorter gap between the concept and the execution of an image. Since paper sits in a pile at the artist’s disposal, it is possible to take an image through several versions in the same studio session. In printmaking, it offers duplicate images in a series or edition. It costs less in time and materials than other mediums. Artists historically have created piles of drawings and work on paper for each master work produced. Often the drawings offer more insight into the artistic process than the final work,
” — Patricia Clark-Finley.


work in progress

Artist Patricia Clark-Finley with a work in progress.


Grace note received:

“Denise Fairweather is a gifted interior designer who shows artists’ work in the context of home interiors. Denise gathers artists from the various worlds of jewelry design, objects, including art books, found constructions, hand-crafted furniture, and unique wall treatments as a placement for art and sculpture in a stunning variety of mediums.

Her Fairweather House and Gallery Art Walk presentations include featured artists stationed around the gallery to answer questions and make personal contact. Small bites and wine tastings are a frequent offering. Near the end of the evening, the gallery is usually bursting at the seams as the artists explain their art process and background. With gifts to patrons, sales of artwork leaving the premises, and a lot of smiles all around, the evening comes to a close at around 7:00 p.m.…in the summer season her event is open late until eight.

Randy and I looked forward to the Works of Paper opening reception and saw a lot of patrons there on June 4th. We brought some Mount Baker Vineyards’ wines featuring labels from my portfolio to complement the work Denise featured for the show. “–Patricia Clark-Finely

For more information please visit Clark-Finley .


To Patricia Clark-Finley and Randy Finley,

“Once again, thank you for your support!  Thank you for being part of  a special  and beautiful evening.” —Denise Fairweather

Fairweather House and Gallery is located at 612 Broadway, Seaside, Oregon. Since 2006 the gallery has represented more than 100 nationally known artists with ties to the North coast, as well as mentored emerging regional artists.  For more information go to:

Full shot bunny table

Floral art by Marga Stanley, textiles by Mary Schulnegger, mouth blown lamp work by Linda Ryder, oil by Beth Collins and table design by Denise Fairweather, Allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.


Easter trestle table

Art by Jan Shield.  Table design by Denise Fairweather, Allied member A.S.I.D.

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For more about Denise Fairweather please go home

Q:  What is A.S.I.D., you ask?
A:  The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, ASID strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Founded in 1975, ASID is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers.

ASID promotes the value of interior design, while providing indispensable knowledge and experiences that build relationships. The Society’s nearly 13,500 interior designers work in all areas of commercial and residential design. Members of ASID must pass rigorous acceptance standards, including a combination of accredited design education and/or full-time work experience.

ASID March 2016:  It’s Not a Small World… It’s an Interconnected One

“The challenges facing the design industry affect us all, whether we work locally, nationally, or internationally. ASID participates in global conversations with organizations such as the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers because we are all connected. From Los Angeles to Tokyo, the design community is concerned about the same issues, which include: sustainability, social welfare, economic viability, resiliency, and health and wellness.”



Celebrating 30 years as an Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

For North coast interior design service please call  Fairweather Gallery at 503-738-8899.





12"x18" pastel plein air painting of log, beach grass and wildflowers, painted during Cannon Beach Plein Air & More 2015

 Beachside: 12″x1 8″ oil pastel  “en plein air” painting of  beach grass and wildflowers by Fairweather artist Gretha Lindwood.


Gretha Lindwood
“Intrigued by the challenge of how to paint varied landscapes, I have chosen luscious oil paints on canvas or buttery soft pastels on sandpaper as my materials. By painting in the traditional en plein air style and by using an impressionistic touch, my landscapes invite the viewer into the scene. These landscapes can bring to mind the smell of sage after a rain in the desert, the feel of soft mist from a foggy morning on your cheek, or the taste of a salty ocean breeze on your lips. As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, I cherish our unique landscapes honed by water and time and delight in capturing their beauty in the lush colors.” –Gretha Lindwood

And, so, sharing great news from the artist:

Gretha Lindwood will offer a Seaside Painting LIVE ™ episode for Fairweather’s RAIN OR SHINE, an opening exhibit and reception, during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk on April 2nd between 5 -7 pm !!! SAVE THE DATE AND TIME!!!

• Portland Open Studio Tour, Portland, OR
• Washington County Artist Studio Open Studio Tour
• Paint the Peninsula 2015, Port Angeles, WA – Olympic National Park
• “Into the Light: Plein Air Invitational Exhibition” Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
• 29th Annual Northwest Pastel Society International Exhibit, Tacoma, WA
• Pastels – 3 Artists, Valley Art, Forest Grove, OR
• Plein Air & More, White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
• Los Gatos Plein Air 2015, Los Gatos, CA
• 22nd Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel-by-the-sea, CA

And, too, visit the gallery for faux bois accessories. Bringing the beachside indoors or outdoors with a table top or deck step micro garden.

Artisan garden pots

“It’s the desire for all things organic in this eco-friendly era that surely has created the desire for faux bois (pronounced foe bwha and French for “hand-made wood”) It is produced from garden-grade (high-grade) concrete that is applied to a metal frame or an armature and then hand-etched to mimic tree trunks or branches. Finishes usually are white or natural wood tones.”   Denise Fairweather,  Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.






Fairweather’s signature natural gnarled driftwood bench.