Decorative hand made pillow by Cherry Jones Harris

“Sewing is my passion, along with quilting and gardening. I have sewn for as long as I can remember, making doll clothes when in grade school in my hometown and my own clothes. My mother and maternal grandmother were great influences. In college at the University of Idaho, I took a tailoring course.” CJH

 

Decorative hand made pillow with embellished wool by Cherry Jones Harris.

“I have always enjoyed sewing and crafts and have made various items for bazaars and the Portland Quilter’s Market, of which I was a member for 20 years.”  CJH

 

Poinsettia pillow hand made by Cherry Jones Harris.

Multi-medium layering and embroidery with wool insert.

 

Penny Bunny pillow in a unique color combination by Cherry Jones Harris.

 

 

Wildflower nine block quilt by Cherry Jones Harris.

A palette of nature-inspired colors in layers using fabrics and embellishments, radiate in a  hand-appliquéd quilt.

Sue Spargo Folk-art ™ design featuring dimensional layering and embroidery by Cherry Jones Harris.

“A few years ago while taking a wool applique class from a well-known contemporary folk artist (Sue Spargo); the medium of working with felted wool sparked my interest.”

Close up showing the creative detail of hand embroidery by Cherry Harris Jones. 

 

Cherry Jones Harris, textile artist

“After buying my first quality sewing machine (a Bernina), I did alterations for a dress shop and custom clothing projects. Over the years, I have made dozens of quilts and endless machine embroidery projects. Lately I have been doing what is called “bowl fillers”. Smaller pillows that go into one of my husband’s (Daniel Harris) beautiful wood turned bowls. With my sewing, embroidery machine and hand embroidery, my days are filled with both challenging and fun activities.”

 

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

Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, work worker Mike Brown, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane maker Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, maker of pottery Suzy Holland and mixed media make JoAnn Pari-Mueller.

“Drawing from to the simplicity, naivety and quirkiness of Folk Art, Cherry Jones Harris is fascinated with how the added layers of fabric, then later the addition of embroidery, changes the image of hand craft.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist.

Welcoming pine needle artisan Martha Denham and wood turner Tom Willing. Introducing metalsmith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

 

Welcoming woven pine needle maker Martha H. Denham and wood turner Tom Willing.

Introducing metal smith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

Maker talks at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine habitat lecture at 6: pm.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

“Safe Harbor” mixed media by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

 

 

“Honey Time” mixed media by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

“I use watercolors, pastels, marbling, collage, and/or calligraphy to put down on paper the observations I make about the colors, lines, shapes, and patterns of these natural and handcrafted items. It is my goal to have others take away some of the awe I feel when studying their intricacies.”JPM

 

“Exotic” paper collage by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

“I served 15 years as an art museum tour guide. I am an active member of the Oregon Society of Artists, the Watercolor Society of Oregon, and the Portland Society for Calligraphy and have participated in numerous exhibits throughout the state.”  JPM

 

Save the date and time.

The next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday on Nov. 2nd. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

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

Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, work worker Mike Brown, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane maker Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, maker of pottery Suzy Holland and mixed media maker JoAnn Pari-Mueller.

“I have always lived in the countryside and always been a collector. I was raised in farmland Wisconsin and moved to farmland Oregon in my mid-twenties, continuously amassing interesting objects of nature and hand-made textiles and crafts from around the world. Mainly I use watercolors to express my interpretations of the magnificent creatures of this planet Earth, but for this show I’ve done a bird in paper collage, a honeybee using a botanic print background, and a nest with walnut ink calligraphy (in many languages) in the background.”  JPM

Welcoming pine needle artisan Martha Denham and wood turner Tom Willing. Introducing metalsmith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

 

Grace notes about  JoAnn Pari-Mueller’s art that made news…

“Just returned from the Watercolor of Oregon show in Bend (I won an award). 

I am getting ready for the 50th anniversary show of the Portland Society of Calligraphy that opens Nov. 2 (I’m in charge of it).

I have a painting that won an “award of distinction” at the recent Watercolor Society of Oregon show. There were 286 submissions, 80 selected for the show, and 20 of those received awards.”  JPM

Fiona’s Finial Box by Tom Willing

Oregon Myrtle and Palisander, 4″w x 9″h

 

Willing Salver  by Tom Willing 

Oregon Myrtle, Holly, 10.5″w X 11.5″h

 

Maple Platter by Tom Willing

Spalted Silver Maple, 18″w x 3″h

 

Walnut Tripod Footed Bowl by Tom Willing

Black Walnut, 11.5″w x 3.75″h

 

 Walnut Platter by Tom Willing

Figured Black Walnut, 18″w x 3.5″h

 

Tom Willing, woodturner

It has been over 50 years since Oregon artist Tom Willing created his first woodturning in his father’s woodshop. Since then, he has come to focus on pieces that are sensitive to the interplay between light, form, and material.

“ Working with both native and exotic species of woods, I seek to find the visual magic within the form of each piece of timber that is waiting to be revealed.”

Willing holds his BA degree from the University of Oregon, an MA from Ohio State University, and an MAT from Lewis and Clark University. He taught middle school in Newberg, Oregon, until retiring in 2013.

Past President and Certified Member of the Pacific Northwest Woodturning Guild, he teaches woodturning techniques and is an active member of Northwest Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners. He currently serves as President of Frogwood, A 501(c)(3) Arts Education Organization.

Willing lives in the Willamette Valley with his wife, watercolor artist Mary Burgess.

 

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME

The next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday on Nov. 2nd. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Opening reception for “Made”, an exhibition, for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest artisans 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 are making craft cool and luxurious,”  D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, work worker Mike Brown, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane crafter Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, pottery maker Suzy Holland and mixed media maker JoAnn Pari-Mueller.

Welcoming woven pine needle maker Martha H. Denham and woodturner Tom Willing.

 

“With woodturning, you get caught in a tension between art and craft,” Willing says. “It’s a spectrum with no blacks or whites. I always hope the work in my hand will be my favorite piece. I always hope the piece I’ve just sold will be the buyer’s favorite piece.”

Tom Willing designs pieces that combine the aesthetic and functional, such as bowls, boxes and platters. Willing’s work is elegantly finished on the lathe with walnut oil and beeswax, then buffed to bring out the natural luster of the wood.

Introducing metal smith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

Maker talks at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine habitat lecture at 6: pm.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Parkdale Pears”  woven pine needle art by Martha Denham. 

“They are the same size as an actual pear and no two are alike (as an actual pear). The bases are made from a sculpting medium.”  MHD

 

“I paint the bases then finish the upper portion with pine needle coil weaving. Inside is a  dinner bell.”  MHD

 

 

“A Mouse’s Hole is Her Castle” woven pine needle art by Martha H. Denham. 

 

“This is a wall hanging that is 8″ w by 6″  h by 4″ d . This is a cast and painted mouse sitting in her nest which is part pine needle coil basketry and repurposed materials. Repurposed  fabric is textured and painted. I call this fabric mache’. The vine and leaves are wire and pine needle coil formed and filled with woven raffia.”  MDH

 

 

Martha H. Denham, Artist
I am a person whose spirit thrives amongst the fragrances, organic shapes, and color of my garden. 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 an expertise in pine needle basketry my attributes demanded I evolve the traditional genre into my own expression.

You will see stitched into the weaving brightly colored thread, beads, wood/sticks, shells, and stones that create a flower in bloom or a ripe pear.

Recent work has become mixed media incorporating the weaving with metal, wood and sculpted/painted medium. Using wire and raffia, I make 3-dimensional fruits that define the character of the piece.

The engineer in me challenged my perception of what form a vessel should take. With coil construction being inherently uniform, how would I take it outside its apparent boundaries? Intertwining branches, vines, leaves, and fruit marry the chaos of nature into the uniformity of the vessel’s function.
Using wood, wire mesh, wire, fiber, and sculpting medium the round uniform shape becomes a flat wall upon which a single stem flower grows. Twisting roots and vines wrapped around the nest of a field mouse gives us a peek into the underground world of this little creature.

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

 

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME

The next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday on Nov. 2nd. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 

Opening reception for “Made”, an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest artisans 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 are making craft cool and luxurious,”  D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, work worker Mike Brown, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane crafter Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, pottery maker Suzy Holland and mixed media maker JoAnn Pari-Mueller.

Welcoming woven pine needle maker Martha H. Denham and wood turner Tom Willing.

Introducing metal smith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

Maker talks at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine habitat lecture at 6: pm.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Shortie I for A FINE LINE.

Mixed media art by Bill Baily, woven bamboo basket by Charles Schweigert, black and white gull art by Leah Brown, encaustic art by Peg Wells, pen and ink drawings by Waka Takahashi Brown, photo by Susan Romersa, pottery by Suzy Holland and photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Shortie II for A FINE LINE.

Pen and ink shell studies, oak leaf watercolor and grape painting by Paul Brent.

Shortie III for A FINE LINE.

Art by Jan Shield, platter by Teresa Weisman-Knight,  semi-precious bracelets by Mary Bottita and watercolor by Carolynn Wagler.

 

 

Shortie IV for A FINE LINE.

Pen, ink and wax art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

 

Shortie V for A FINE LINE.

Handmade books by Christine Trexel and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

Shortie VI for A FINE LINE.

Fused glass by Mike Fox, watercolors by Carolyn Macpherson and handmade glass by Bob Heath and Christine Downs.

Shortie VII for A FINE LINE.

Hand painted sea urchin rocks, signed and dated, by Kandy Schwartz.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

A FINE LINE

On view 

October 5-31

 

A FINE LINE”  an exhibition of representational and non-representational works of art. Working with different media the selected artists experiment with linear mark making in its widest sense. Each artist produced works inspired by places and spaces in the natural environment.

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Downtown Fall Wine Walk
November 9 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$15 – $20

Uncork and Unwind as the Seaside Downtown Development Association presents the annual Seaside Downtown Fall Wine Walk.

Enjoy tastings from over 20 Oregon and Washington Wineries and get acquainted with our wonderful downtown businesses as they provide complimentary appetizers for you to enjoy with your wine.

 

For a small price, you can receive a commemorative event wine glass, an ID bracelet and a Wine Walk Passport booklet with a detailed list of all tastings as well as exclusive coupons that only Wine Walk participants can take advantage of!!

 

 

LIVE music throughout the Fall Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.

Wine tastings will start promptly at 3:00pm.

Wineries will charge a nominal fee for tastings; prices can be found in the Passport booklet.

PreSale tickets will be available October, 2019!

Tickets can also be purchased on the date of the event. Glasses & wristbands can be picked up at any of our 5 I.D.

Check Stations:

​Carousel Mall (2 locations) 300 Broadway 1:00 – 6:00pm

​Holiday Inn Express & Suites 34 N Holladay 2:00 – 5:00pm

​Times Theatre & Public House 133 Broadway 2:00 – 5:00pm

​Maggie’s on the Prom 581 S Promenade 2:00 – 6:00 (Credit Only)

Must be 21 or over to participate.
Wineries will charge nominal tasting fees.

November 9
Time:
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $20
Website:
https://www.seasidedowntown.com/fall-wine-walk
Organizer
Seaside Downtown Development Association
Phone:
503-717-1914
Website:
http://www.seasidedowntown.com
Venue
Downtown Seaside
Seaside, OR 97138
Phone:
503-738-3097
Website:
seasideor.com

 

Artist Bill Baily.

 

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A FINE LINE slideshow.  Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.