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

Nov, 6, 5-7 p.m.

Seasdie First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside

Opening reception for 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.

Neal Maine, naturalist, biologist, and photographer, will lecture about the coastal habitat at 6 p.m.

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Hand-madebeads with mouth blown glass lamp work and gold plated french clips by Michelle Shigemasa.

But, wait, here are more new fall introductions from NW jewelry designer Michelle Shigemasa.

And, too, just in from Chanel jewerly designer Renee Hafeman.

Authentic Camellia pendant, hallamrked “Chanel” 18″ sterling silver chain. One-of-a-kind 21-1045

And, too, Camellia earrings by Chanel jewelry designer Renee Hafeman.

What is designer jewelry, you ask?

Designer jewelry usually refers to jewelry that adheres to a certain aesthetic determined by an individual craftsman. The emphasis is on a particular aesthetic, often employs precious or unusual materials, and sometimes contains handcrafted elements.

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

 

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.

 

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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.

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“Mysteries” abstract on canvas by Diane Copenhaver

Welcome fall!  Our surroundings are changing.  The brilliant greens and blues of summer are giving way to the vibrant oranges, reds, and even greys of fall.  –DC

“Connection I and II” abstracts on board by Diane Copenhaver

 

The change of seasons is a time that heightens our sense of interconnectedness and the cycles of life. The feeling of connection between what was and what is to come is a message expressed in my pieces entitled ‘Connection’.   –DC

“Autumn” abstract on canvas by Diane Copenhaver

The exhibition ‘Surroundings’ informed my work in the use of color and texture.”   –DC

On Exhibition through October 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

“Surroundings”  features NW artists Diane Copenhaver, Colette Fallon, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Pam Haunschild, Carolyn Myers Lindberg, Jan Rimmerman, Jan Shield,  Marga Stanley, and Vanessa K. Stokes.

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As perfect as an autumn sunset, fused glass bowl by Bob Heath.

As perfect as a picture of a body of water, fused glass bowl by Bob Heath.

Just perfect for the men, semi-precious necklaces by Mary Truhler.

Although men’s jewelry isn’t a new concept by any means, the way we wear it today represents a vast difference from the past. They can also elevate your basic t-shirt,  casual sweatshirt, or sweater. Discover the most epic range of meaningful necklaces for guys by one Fairweather gal who leads in jewelry trends.

Ham and Egg Omelette by Marga Stanley.

Just perfect as pandemic comfort art.  Indeed, NW artists seem to be  producing more than ever before while staying safe at home and then delivering by appointment in the gallery. 

Thankful.  Grateful.  Fortunate to have creative souls in the social distancing loop.

 

Hello my friend
I have a piece I think you may like in a whimsical and comforing way. I like it.
I hope you are doing well and staying out of harms way.
Big cyber hugs
Marga

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Handmade glass heart and tray by Bob Heath, glass platters by Fedor Zubanov, tile earrings by Kris Zorko, handmade bird by Sandy Visse, myrtle wood mushroom by Mike Brown, vintage pottery, and signed art glass.

Artist enhanced vintage series by Jon Anni,  vintage bowls, handmade pottery, pear twig basket, bronze candlesticks, mouth blown stemware, handmade grapevine spheres, and myrtle wood serving tray.

Contemporary art by Gary Pearlman, vintage pottery, bronze hammered vase, mouth blown art glass, pleated silk and down accent pillows, carved bone picture frame, “Boo” folded book art by Mary Botitta, velvet pumpkins, and mouth blown mercury glass.

Oil paintings and watercolor by Paul Brent,  hand turned wood tray by Roger Trexle,  wood bowl by Daniel Harris, men’s necklaces by Mary Truhler, hand forged bronze candlesticks, hand made wood disc runner, fall pottery by Marilyn Cohn, and a collection of mouth blown stemware.

 

 

 

 

ON SECOND GLANCE

P.S.S.T.

It is beginning to look like fall

Through September 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

 

An exhibition that depicts a second look into art concepts, looking past the first glimpse to discover deeper, more specific, and significant elements in the artist’s conception of the work.

 

Staging by KD Fairweather, Allied member American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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ON SECOND GLANCE, vignette #1:  Handmade display cabinet, coastal pen and ink landscapes by NW artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, mahogany turned wood pedestal, handmade urchin bowl by Emily Miller; inlaid wood, embossed wood, and leather frames, shell shadow box, with linen and down-filled pillows.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #2: Faux marbled wall texturing by Seaside painter Brian Anderson, En Plein Aire original oils by Melissa Jander, vintage Frtiz and Floyd pottery, mouth blown glass vegetables, hand made lamp work bead ladle, recycled glass platter, hand forged plate stand, and finished edge plank table with forged iron base.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #3: Handmade barn doors, Seaside oil paintings by Paul Brent,  glasswork by Bob and Rox Heath, framed glass tiles by Christine Downs, bamboo and linen runners, upcycled trestle table, handthrown glazed pottery, turned ebony wood candlesticks, and Made by NW Hands ™ reversible masks.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #4: Gallery wall featuring vintage 1950s house siding, encaustic art by Peg Wells, mixed media panels by Jan Rimerman, seed pearl table top boxes by Gayle H. Seely, fresco art by Agnes Field, watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, En Plein Aire painting by Karen Doyle, impasto paintings by Leah Kolenberg, fused glass platter by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, water media forest critter abstracts by Pan Huanschild, handpainted silk with salted accents by Cicely Gilman, glass art by Fedor Zubanov, semi-precious jewelry by Mary Truhler, recycled burn pile wood art by Nikole Rae Peacock, amber art glass bowl by Bob Heath, bamboo twig basket by Charles Schweigert, and woven textile by Bonnie Garlington.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #5: Pastel landscape and stemware by Gretha Lindwood, handmade books by Kris Zorko, pottery by Marilyn Cohn,  handmade boxes by Christine Trexel,  En Plein Aire paintings by Lisa Wiser, abstract oil by Carmela Newstead, water media by Pam Haunschild, fused glass by Darcy Martin, fluted bowl by Suzy Holland, and art glass by Bob Lecari.

ON SECOND GLANCE

Through September 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

An exhibition that depicts a second look into art concepts, looking past the first glimpse to discover deeper, more specific, and significant elements in the artist’s conception of the work.

Staging by KD Fairweather, Allied member American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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Oregon Myrtle Wood artisan bowl with azul filler embedded to accent the knot and grain by Mike Brown. 

Myrtlewood grows only along the Pacific Coast in Oregon, to San Diego and Klamath mountains and along the west slope of the Sierra Nevada. Wood artist Mike Brown  forages for Myrtlewood from trees downed by winter storms.

Surprisingly, these nests take a considerable amount of time to create. I first cut a lot of tiny strips of glass of varying lengths and colors, assembled them to look like twigs and fired them in my kiln.  Then the “twigs” were layered flat to resemble how a bird might have built its nest.  The assemblage is fired again to meld all the “twigs” together.  Then, finally, the entire nest is fired for the third time in a mold to create the bowl shape of the nest. It was a long process but fun to see the nests take shape!  In fused glass, you can’t ever get a completely round shape since fusing is done on a flat kiln shelf.  So, I spent some time trying different elements to take the place of nest eggs and decided on tumbled agate stones, or chalcedony.  I think they complement the glass nests. –-Carolyn Myers Lindberg

 

“Sandpipers” watercolor by Paul Brent

At Seaside estuary along the Necanciium River, flocks of many thousands of the Western sandpipers can be sighted swirling around over shallow water, landing to feed, before resuming migration. Their tightly coordinated escape flights are breathtaking to observe.

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

ON SECOND GLANCE

September 5- 25

An exhibition that depicts a second look into art concepts, looking past the first glimpse to discover deeper, more specific, and significant elements in the artist conception of the work.

 

 “A Second Glance,” an exhibition that depicts a look into specific art concepts. Features woodturner Mike Brown, watercolorist Mary Burgess, mixed media art by Pam Haunschild, plein air artist Melissa Jander, glass artist Carolyn Myers Lindberg, botanical artist Mike Mason, and oil painter Lisa Wiser.

Introducing textile artist Bobbie Garlington and hammered pewter artist Barb Sedgwick.  

 

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Plein Air LIVE on Camano Island with Melissa Jander

 
 
I have been painting a lot this year, as many of us artists have been doing with our extra time at home. When I paint it’s like traveling to another place, no matter the subject. It’s the same way when I’m in the garden tending to the flowers. Time seems to disappear and it’s simply delightful.”    Melissa Jander

Melissa Jander is an artist working out of her studio on Camano Island in the San Juan area of Seattle area, and was born in Portland, OR and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Melissa began painting and creating as far back as she can remember, but practicality dictated another career path.

After working in the business world as a graphic designer and in other professional marketing roles, she began seriously pursuing her art in 2001, working in oils on canvas.

She joined local art groups and participated in juried group and solo shows, art fairs, and artist-in-action demos. Current art associations include Oil Painters of America, Evergreen Association of Fine Arts, Plein Aire Washington Artists, and Northwest Artists in Action.

“Art life these days with my studio supervisor, Franz.” –Melissa

“Camano Garden Tulips”  12 x 9 oil by Melissa Jander

The garden has given me lots of flowers for painting and for sharing with others in the community. The joy on someone’s face when you hand them a bouquet is one of my favorite things. I think that’s why I include so many flowers in my work; it’s an offering of a bouquet that will never fade. –-MJ
 

“Favorite Things” 12 x 16 oil by Melissa Jander

I try to capture the luminescence of the petals and the emotion of light bouncing in and around the objects, the reflections of patterns off of different types of surfaces of crystal and silver, multiplying the abundance of joy within the painting.”   MJ

“Time for Brunch” 16 x 20 oil by Melissa Jander

These new paintings for 2021 come to you with love and care. I wish you all many blessings and good health!”  MJ
 

“Lilacs in Silver Pitcher” 14 x 11 oil by Melissa Jander

“Promises” 12 x 9 oil by Melissa Jander

I try to be as expressive with paint and color as possible, while still staying fairly representational. I love to offer the viewer an opportunity to engage a familiar subject while still leaving room to wander, play and fill in the gaps of interpretation. Painting this way gives me such joy, and I’m delighted to share.”  — MJ

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

ON SECOND GLANCE

September 5-25

An exhibition that depicts a second look into art concepts, looking past the first glimpse to discover deeper, more specific, and significant elements in the artist conception of the work.

Featuring woodturner Mike Brown with Oregon Myrtlewood inlaid with Azul, watercolorist Mary Burgess working with gold leaf,  Pam Haunschild with water media elements, en plein aire artist Melissa Jander with paintings from the light of the San Juan Island,  Carolyn Myers Lindberg adding copper elements to fused glass, botanical artist Mike Mason with art layered with leaves, and oil painter Lisa Wiser with fresh works celebrating the fall season.

Introducing textile artist Bobbie Garlington and hammered pewter artist Barb Sedgwick.  

 

 

“Five new paintings are on their way to you, for your show “On Second Glance”,  including certificates  of authenticity. Thank you again for the opportunity to show brand new work in your gallery. Listen to my interview podcast: “The Camano Voice” episode 93.  —Melissa Jander

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