“Precision” acrylic on wood panel by Diane Copenhaver

‘On your Marks’ Fairweather Gallery  exhibition May 1-25
 
 
The theme of ‘On Your Marks’ resonates with me.  Since my work is abstract, non-representational, I often begin a work with mark-making.  Disturbing a blank canvas by making a mark and then responding with another mark, sets the work in motion.”  Diane Copenhaver
 
 
 
“Experiment encaustic wax and pigment by Diane Copenhaver
“Who” encaustic wax and pigment by Diane Copenhaver
 
 
For the Fairweather Gallery May 2021 show,  my art pieces are an exploration of some new techniques. The mixed media collage and encaustic works reflect mark making and response but with a bit of whimsy and playfulness.”  DC

Diane Copenhaver, abstract artist, is a NW resident, and has embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash creative talents after a successful career in the aerospace industry. business. Bellevue College provided foundational skills focused on the principles and elements of design, color theory and harmonies, and painting techniques and processes.

Diane is painting primarily abstract using acrylics on varied surfaces. She also produces collage and mixed media works, is studying calligraphic arts and has begun to explore encaustic painting.

Color and texture are often the focus of Diane’s paintings. She uses layers of paint, as well as a variety of tools and mediums.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Art show and sale

May 1-25

ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell.

Welcoming NW pastel artist Susan Mitchell. 

“On your marks”  a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start.

In the words of the May 2021 gallery exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime.”

The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new art specially created for the upcoming high season.   

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Last call for LIGHT and SHADOWS

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Exhibition featuring NW artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

LIGHT and SHADOWS front counter display featuring art by Patricia Clark-Fiinley and Vanessa K. Stokes. On exhibit through Oct. 31st

 

Enjoy the slide show from the exhibit’s opening on Oct. 3rd.  And, too, please note that social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines were in place. Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer, featuring guests, artists, and visitors on the evening of Oct. 3rd at Fairweather’s.

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LIGHT and SHADOW review: We are so used to seeing seasonal art tinged with the brightest colors, so much so that looking at this exhibition is almost like taking a step out of time.

A show that reflects on the mood of the monochromatic light, shadows, and atmosphere in the NW.”

 

In the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. The event observes COVID-19 guidelines.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Opening reception for WILD BEAUTY

Nov. 7th, 5-7:pm

Exhibiting NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme in their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

And, too, Tedd Chilless will offer a Painting Seaside Live event in impasto oils during the evening.

 

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

We are so used to seeing seasonal art tinged with the brightest colors, so much so that looking at this exhibition is almost like taking a step out of time. 

Indeed, the displays and the selected artworks give the viewer a chance to focus on texture rather than hue.

A show that reflects on the mood of the monochromatic light, shadows, and atmosphere in the NW.”

 

 

LIGHT and SHADOWS I:  Mouth blown espresso glass, handmade pottery, by Lyn Cohn, hand wired seed pearl and shell stems, recycled glass hurricane, preserved eucalyptus branches, and original abstract art by Diane Copenhaver.

LIGHT and SHADOWS II:  Original pen and ink drawings by Vanessa K. Stokes, sea star photo by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, hand made silver ribbed vase,  hand made beaded earrings by Mary Truhler, and chenille/ silk down filled decorative accent pillows.

 

 

 

LIGHT and SHADOWS IV:  Wood and clay bird sculpture by Sandy Visse, hand made wire basket, hand carved wood spheres, antique circle mirror art, and photo printed on wood and macro leaf photograph by Steven A. Bash.

Close up detail of Sandy Visse’s sculpture “mostly made by hand © SV”  with driftwood and woven wire base.

 

LIGHT and SHADOWS V:  Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, Tillamook Lighthouse in Seaside wave photo printed on glass by Neal Maine, hand made pottery bowl by Suzy Holland, NCLC gift cards and zinc table.

 

 


LIGHT and SHADOWS VI:  Bronze, zinc and nickel accessories, linen woven runner, decorative  ceramic urn, picture frames in ebony wood with shell inlaid borders, hand-poured luxury ILLUME candles, fused glass platters by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, western gull art by Leah Brown and sea stack original art by Gregory Bell.

Displays by D. Fairweather, gallerist/curator and allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Exhibition featuring NW artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

On exhibit through Oct. 31st

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Be Still” abstract on canvas by Diane Copenhaver

24″ x 36″  $795.

“Art can offer an escape, a respite and an inspiration, qualities that informed my work during the challenges of this year.”  DC

“Movement I and II”  abstract diptych on canvas by Diane Copenhaver

diptych (pronounced dip-tick) is a piece of art created in two parts. It is a textured painting, created in a format of the pictures where the two parts will be the same size.

“Working with dark and light in a palette of primarily blue, turquoise and magenta, I used a technique that brings a soft focus to the work. Layers of white over parts of the paintings expresses a feeling of shadow or mystery and encourages an inquiry of what lies beneath or beyond.”  Diane Copenhaver

Celebrating 16 years in 2020, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held between 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 3rd.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 LIGHT and SHADOWS Fairweather’s October Art Sale and Show featuring artists Paul Brent, Diane Copenhaver, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Neal Maine, Emily Miller, Diana Nadal, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

“The Fairweather theme for October provided the backdrop for the paintings I created. A goal was to communicate a sense of calm and comfort abstractly and my hope is that the works will be viewed as light and hopeful.”  DC

Bringing together works by very different artists – in terms of age, geography, and medium – this exhibition draws the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the understated, giving the viewer a chance to focus on texture.

Renewing Fairweather’s pledge to forward the sale proceeds from Neal Maine’s art in support of NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy.

 Go to nclctrust.org for more information

Artist Diane Copenhaver embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash her creative talents after a career with Boeing.

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Gallery visitor recently spotted artist Bev Drew Kindley photographing her HELLO SUNSHINE art on display.

“It was so good meeting you and seeing your beautiful and serene gallery. I thought you would enjoy a picture taken during my visit.” Susan

Last call for HELLO SUNSHINE on exhibit through August 25th.
Collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Sharing a few August artist grace notes:

Artists were prepared for the emotional challenges that come with a predominantly remote means for creating work during COVID-19.

“One unforeseen emotional benefit of the pandemic has been the recognition of an innate need for authenticity. The trust we place in each other at these vulnerable moments gives us a better sense of empathy.”  A. Schneider/ August, 2020

“Thank you for the article on following your passion. It was a wonderful read. I agree, more than ever, supporting artists and small businesses are  important. I know you are continuing to have support from visitors and your community.  I’m nearly finished with a piece that works well with your future shows. Coming soon. Best regards. –Diane Copenhaver

“Primordial Bay” abstract by Martha Lee

30″ x 30″

Thank you for your lovely note about my painting “Primordial Bay.” It was so uplifting. I have read it over at least 25 times and will read it every day. How thoughtful of you to reach out to me. I do hope that the planning for ongoing exhibitions is going well.  I  thank you that my paintings will be continued to be welcome in your elegant gallery. I treasure our connection to the arts.”   –Martha  Lee

Fairweather Gallery has been the place for cultural art gatherings, art talks, music events, art education, artist socializing,; indeed, it is a perfect event space to throw that perfect party. First and foremost,  however, it is an art gallery.

Throughout the years, many people have visited the gallery, locals and people from out of town, to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, art, music, wine tastings, listen to an inspiring artist talk, and, oftentimes, to offer a comforting ear about a good works event (Arctic Light/ Beaver Tales/ Ode to the Tides).

And, so, it goes forward, while maintaining balance during a pandemic within the arts community, Fairweather continues to develop a list of best practices following approved guidelines. The Gallery has taken into account a continuing shift moving on …with more steps forward with each passing month in offering after-hours arts events. What is on hold, until there is a containment of the virus is the LIVE music and wine tastings,  thereby keeping everyone safe and healthy.

What remains, and, truly, what is most important, is the art, artists, uplifting stories, and sense of community while observing social distancing practices.

Opening Reception

OVER and UP Exhibition

Sept. 5th, 5-7 p.m.

Featuring Northwest artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Patricia Clark-Finley, Pam Haunschild, Bob Kroll, Martha Lee, Jan Rimerman, Emily McNeil, Neal Maine, and Peg Wells.

OVER and UP focuses on contemporary art, showcasing a wide variety of art forms, mediums and expressions.

Visiting artists will offer talks.

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

Table display I for HELLO SUNSHINE:

Hand painted transparent metallic luster wood turned candlesticks, hand dipped tapers, silk cording spools,  seed  pearl mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely, hand-dyed silk scarf,  hand-wrapped silk flowers,  glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, hand-woven bamboo runner and encaustic art by Emily Miller.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Table display II for HELLO SUNSHINE:

 

Hand-made kitchen/bath textile gifts for summer hostesses tied with sunny ribbon, bright hand-dipped candle tapers, hand-cast nickel candlesticks, linen/ cotton hand-hemmed runner, and glittering one-of-a-kind jewelry by Reneé Hafeman.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Table display III for HELLO SUNSHINE:

Hand-made hostess gifts topped with a silk sunflowers, fused glass soap trays by Christine Downs, hand-made beaded ear-rings by Mary Truhler, and hand-carved bone picture frame.

 

 

 

 

 

“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.”

 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for HELLO SUNSHINE

 

Gallerist Denise Fairweather draws upon her life experience in design, principally as a senior level project designer/ Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers.  She thinks in terms of staging when designing exhibits.

 

 

“I do see staging art as a kind of a set.  When an exhibit is set, complete with the proper lighting, signing and art on display, so to speak, I want to see a perfect scene, for the artists, of course, for the visitors.  The assembled accessories  are placed to complement the art created with a specifically appointed theme … all working together to create a perfect exhibition.”  

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

HELLO SUNSHINE

“The sun is but a morning star.” – Henry David Thoreau

Now on exhibit through August 25th

Art for the exhibition created entirely by North coast artists. Featuring art by Paul Brent, Lieta Gratteri,  Reneé Hafeman,  Bev Drew Kindley, Karen E. Lewis, Carolyn Lindberg, Neal Maine and Fedor Zubanov.

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

Q: What goes into the thought process when selecting an exhibition title, you ask?

A:  An exhibition title is selected one year in advance. HELLO SUNSHINE was chosen to herald in the Indian Summer season, at time when the sun, seems to (finally) shine on the North coast lands.

 

Yet, too, as in the August 2020  exhibition, a theme became a metaphor in relation to current events happening; it became a beacon of light, artistically speaking, amidst all the the darkness in the world happening during COVID-19.

 

 

 

Save the date and time

Sept. 5th, 5-7 p.m.

Opening reception

OVER and UP exhibition

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Two artists selected were invited work on the exhibition as a collaborative project; both have a similar vision of rapport and fellowship.

Featuring Bob Knoll and Paul Brent, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“During this time of social distancing,  would you be willing to send images of the art being created in your studio during this crisis? ” 

 

“Wonderful idea. I have a few new pieces that I photographed just this evening.I hope this finds you well. Prospering would be nice, too, but that seems a bit out of reach for us these days.”

“You would think that I would be getting more done with all of this time on my hands… Well, I actually am, but it is all priority stuff queued up by circumstances beyond anyone’s control at the moment. That said, here are a couple of images for you to use. These are all pieces that are basically available, which is to say, at this writing, they are not on display in galleries or shows anywhere. The jewelry box been displayed recently, but it was made in January, so it is recent. The free form is still on the lathe, It will be done in a few days. For the time being I plan to leave the bark, moss, etc. on the piece.” Tom Willing

Sculptural free form work by Tom Willing.

 

Tom Willing designs that combine the aesthetic and functional with works that are sensitive to the interplay between light, form, and material.

 

 

Tom 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.

“I seek to find the visual magic within the form of each piece of timber that is waiting to be revealed.”

 

Tom 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.

 

 

“Omnium-Gatherum”  by Barbara Martin  36×48 mixed media

“Created during the depths of winter, this painting is a loving incantation of everything floral — the first thrilling hints of springtime, the heady scent of roses, the glamour and mystery of a moonlit garden. With its many layers, the piece displays alluring depth and richness of color in an imaginative and impressionist style. Exciting color combinations and gestural movement bring high energy and a bold freshness to this beautiful painting. Mixed media: acrylic, charcoal, watercolor pencil, watercolor crayon on generously deep, gallery wrapped canvas.”

 

Barbara Martin is a contemporary painter known for high energy, gestural mark making and intuitive abstract works as well as for her “Super Ply” series of surreal creatures painted in black and white. Her award winning work has been exhibited nationally. Recent achievements include residencies awarded by Jentel Foundation for the Arts, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods and significant grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and Culture Commission.

 

“I have enclosed a couple of photos of a piece I am currently working on.  The photos of this in process piece are taken from a couple of angles showing my work space. Stay safe and healthy.”  Diane Copenhaver

Diane Copenhaver attempts to immortalize the power of art. With that art has the power to transform, heal, progress and enrich.

She recently embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash her creative talents after a career in business with a major northwest aerospace company.

Diane is painting primarily abstract using acrylics on varied surfaces. She also produces collage and mixed media works, is studying calligraphic arts and has begun to explore encaustic painting.

Color and texture are often the focus of Diane’s paintings. She uses layers of paint, as well as a variety of mediums to create texture. Color is selected to express a message, demonstrate beauty, or create energy. Brushes, palette knives, and scrapers are used and she often applies paint then wipes it away. Diane’s work is spontaneous and she is encouraged to let go of the precious and just let the paint flow.

 

Art Saves exhibit at Fairweather House and Gallery.

“Artists have a unique sensitivity in the ability to pivot and meet with needs that enlighten, inform, and insprie.”  D. Fairweather, galleriest.

 

To read more about the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 March 15, 2020:

In order to protect the health and safety our guests, our community, and our staff the Gallery is closing its doors and will re-open only when it is safe to do so.

 

 

 

Thank you Coast Weekend and reporter Katherine Lacaze for supporting the arts.

Art pictured:

On the ledge pair of abstracts by Diane Copenhaver, seascape by Lisa Sofia Robinson, oil by Blue Bond and fresco by Agnes Field.

On the wall photographs by Dale Veith and Russell J. Young, watercolors by Mary Burgess, oils by Phil Juttlestad, Judy Horning Shaw and Karen E. Lewis, abstract by Leah Kohlenberg, mixed media by Sandy Visse, glass art by Bob Heath, seed mosaics by Gayle H. Seely and acrylic by Nick Brakel.

 

 

Fairweather’s MAKING WAVES July 2019 exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship with the ocean.

 

Oil paintings by Paul Brent, encaustic art, sea turtles, beach rope baskets and urchin bowls by Emily Miller, watercolor/ calligraphy by Diane Copenhaver,  handmade mouth blown glass, sea glass jewelry by Mary Bottita and Barbara Walker.

 

Landscape oil on canvas by Karen E. Lewis, seascapes by Carol Thompson, fresco art by Agnes Field and mouth blown art glass.

 

Look closely to note the mouth blown floating glass bubbles. Just perfect for the MAKING WAVES art display and, yes, they are  available for purchase.

Seascapes by Ron Nicolaides.

Oil seascapes by Victoria Brooks, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, hand made art glass vessels and vases.

Art for the MAKING WAVES exhibition, largely significant pieces, include new original work and new art glass selected specifically for the July month-long show.

 

 

Abstract wave art by Leah Kohlenberg, hand made glass by Bob Heath, hand made box by Christine Trexel, beaded box by Gayle H. Seely and art cards by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

Seascape oil paintings by Phil Juttelstad,  watercolor by Bill Baily, landscapes by Lee Munsell, fine art photography by Dr. Dale J. Veith and Russell J. Young,  fused glass by Mike Fox, wood boxes by Ray Noregaard, wood bowl by Tom Willing and seascape watercolors by Mary Burgess.

 

Art by Sharon Abbott-Furze, stemware by Rox Heath and art glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari.

 

 

Mixed media by Sandy Visse,  seascape by Karen E. Lewis,  art glass by Bob Heath and hand forged candle sticks.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Staging by D. Fairweather, gallerist/ allied member A.S.I. D., American Society of Interior Designers.

 

 

Read more about MAKING WAVES at:

Thank you Coast Weekend and reporter Katherine Lacaze for supporting the arts.

https://www.discoverourcoast.com/…/article_7a1c4f88-a704-11…

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 glass work, abstracts, and one-of-a-kind accessories.

MAKING WAVES on exhibit through July 30.

The range in the show reveals the extraordinary impact of the sea and waves.

Featuring  artists: Blue Bond, Victoria Brooks, Paul Brent, Nick Brakel, Karen Doyle, Leah Kohlenberg, Karen Lewis, Emily Miller, Lee Munsell, Richard Newman, Ron Nicolaides, Jan Rimerman,  Peg Wells, Russell J. Young and Dale Veith.

Introducing artists Sharon Abbott-Furze and Phil Juttelstad.

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

 

 

Saturday August 3, 5-7:pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

Opening reception for OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest  Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.   Curated exhibition. Resident artists. Paul Brent, Renee Hafeman, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Martha Lee, Gretha Lindwood, Susan Romersa  and Dale J. Veith.

Welcoming new artists Christine Downs and Elina Zebergs.

Introducing new artist Vicky Combs.

Naturalist Neal Maine will speak on the local habitat at 6: pm.

Painting Seaside LIVE event by Paul Brent.

 LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

 

R.J. Marx performed LIVE on May 4.  Art by Lisa Sofia Robinson and Barbara Rosbe Felisky and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

Art walk hostesses staged a photo for the opening reception of Portraiture, Fairweather’s May exhibition.

 

 

Blue Bond painted en plein air  outside on Broadway at Fairweather’s.

 

Neal Maine lectured during Fairweather’s ‘Portraiture’ opening reception.  Photographs by Neal Maine and Michael Wing; glass are by Bob and Rox Heath.

 

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Photos and collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for the opening reception of Portraiture.

 

Photographer Scott Saulsbury stepped up to the plate to fill-in for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Faiweather’s after hours event photographer.

Fun Fact: Linda selected Scott and they both had Neal Maine as a teacher at Seaside High.

 

Guy and Karen Rainsberger poured for Parrett Mountain Cellars at Fairweather’s Wine Walk.  Art by Britney Drumheller, Diane Copenhaver and Emily Miller.

 

Shirley 88 played  LIVE during the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  Fused glass by Mike Fox.

 

More than 800 tid-bits were consumed during four hours of the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  In addition, back up “In the Mist” books by Russell J. Young and stored Odes to the Tides flyers, Fairweather’s JUNE exhibition.

 

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hostesses served as SDDA Spring Wine Walk hostesses on May 18 at Fairweather’s.   And, yes, the ladies  dressed to complement each other.

Hundreds of  guests came to the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s. Art by Paul Brent;  Chanel jewelry by Reneé Hafeman and photographs on bamboo by Don Frank.

 

Late in the month of May, Blue Bond made the announcement that he sold his painting  of “Willie Nelson” to the country music legend Willie Nelson!!!

 

For more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com