ON YOUR MARKS vignette#1: art by Bev Drew Kindley, beaded box by Gayle H. Seely, oil by Beth Collins, wood turned bowls by Tom Willing, hand-painted wine glasses, Seaside salt water taffy, and hostess gifts of linen hand towels.
ON YOUR MARKS vignette #2: Abstract art by Jackie Leloff, encaustic by Diana Copenhaver, florals by Lieta Gratteri, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, hand-painted wine glasses by Gretha Lindwood, fused glass by Carolyn Myers, handmade suede flowers, mouth blown art glass, hammered/forged iron candlesticks, with Seaside’s famous salt water taffy.
ON YOUR MARKS vignette #3: Oil florals by Melissa Jander, impressionistic landscapes by Bev Drew Kindley, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, cranes by Peggy Evans, selected spring table accessories with a collection of hostess gifts, and Seaside salt water taffy.

On YOUR MARKS art show and sale through May 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

“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 Fairweather exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime”. on,

Featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell. Introducing he pastel art of Susan Mitchell.

“For by the coastal summer season, is that nothing is enjoyed without community, without creative collaboration, without pure joy, and resolute faith in living safely and sharing generously with friends, family, and visitors.”  FH&G

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

 

INTO THE BLUE 

A FAIRWEATHER GALLERY SHOW

Opening June 5 and on exhibit through June 25

Introducing poured alcohol artist Gail Pennebaker

INTO THE BLUE

June 5-25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Just how fond are artists of a particular color will be demonstrated at the opening reception of INTO THE BLUE,  with fifteen selected NW artists,  100 new original paintings, art glass, and semi-precious  gemstone jewelry pieces.

Acrylic  artist Toni Avery

Printmaker Nick Brakel

Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver

En plein air painter Karen Doyle

Watermedia art Pam Haunschild

Glass artist Bob Heath

 Abstract photographer Bob Kroll

Water colorist Lieta Gratteri

Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood

Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman

Oil painter Lisa Wiser

Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler

Introducing poured alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker

Welcoming Paul Brent, returning artist for his fifteenth summer in Seaside, Oregon!

 

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

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New advancement for Vanessa K. Stokes from emerging artist to Fairweather resident artist status in 2021.

 

I am absolutely ecstatic about your announcement with news of my receiving resident artist status at Fairweather House and Gallery.  Yes, I have been making strides to not only improve my art and craftsmanship, as well.  Having a job after graduation has opened up many new avenues. 

 

My art for your stunning gallery now has a dust cover on the back and includes a personalized wax seal and preserved flowers from the Northwest.  The flowers have been sealed with a UV-resistant spray to protect my trademark signature as long as my art. As, always, I will happily accept any advice you offer going forward.  Thank you, so much, for mentoring my art during my emerging artist status.  Please stay safe and well during these crazy times.”  Vanessa K. Stokes, artist 

Vanessa K. Stokes was introduced at the gallery at aged fifteen as an emerging artist. At the time she was in the early stage of her career and caught the eye of an art critic.

Vanessa K. Stokes is a self-taught Oregon artist. Since childhood, she has always had her nose in a book and hands in creating art. She finds Oregon’s rain especially calming and inspiring.

 

NATURE’S GRACE

Artist lecture grace notes

Vanessa K. Stokes

Graceful is one of the many words that come to mind when thinking about Mother Nature.  Nature is ever-expanding and no matter how articulate one may be, there will never be a proper way to faithfully describe how wonderfully stunning our planet earth is.

 

In every moment, whether we see it or not, nature is striving to find a way to survive. Growing, thriving, and yet, staying the same all in one moment  It is wildly free and chaotic while also being thoughtful and diligent.

From the air we breathe to the wind that blows to the land we step on to the grass we mow to the places where the flowers grow to the rainy mornings and the golden hour glow, Nature’s grace truly shows us how fortunate we are to be able to experience life’s abundance with its delicately strong strength.

 

 

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“First Hike of Spring” by Susan Mitchell

Original pastel on paper 9 x 9” with 3” white matt, Tru Vue nonglare glass, and 1” SM signature black frame
“Philosophy of Fishing” by Susan Mitchell

Original pastel on sanded paper 9 x 12” with a  3” white matt , Tru Vue nonglare glass, and SM signature 1” black frame

Susan Mitchell
Contemporary painter/ Abstracted reality
“Early on my course of study and career was in photography. I am also a hiker and with each outdoor adventure I came back with hundreds of photographs but to me, they seemed filled with too much distracting detail. With that in mind, my abstracted paintings became about taking the landscape apart and putting it back together. By controlling how much leave out of my paintings and how I use value and color, I can convey my personal view with simplicity.”
 
 

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 Fairweather 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.   

“For by the coastal summer season, is that nothing is enjoyed without community, without creative collaboration, without pure joy, and resolute faith in living safely and sharing generously with friends, family, and visitors.”  FH&G

“The Pond” by Susan Michell
Original abstract pastel 8.5 x 8.5″ with white matt, Tru Vue nonglare glass, and SM signature 1” black frame.
ABSTRACT works are often mixed media pieces, usually, there is some drawing with a variety of pencils, crayons, charcoal or pastel. At some point, I switch to watermedia, often times transparent layers or veils that cover parts of the work, to establish composition, then several other steps are applied including more paint, ink, water, wax, scraping and whatever is the spontaneous choice at the moment.
The abstracts are always about the movement of the marks and the color palette. The goal for me is to find an elusive balance between light and dark, then an intriguing search to find a depth of layers under the surface.'”  Susan Mitchell

“Jane’s Garden” by Susan Mitchell
Original abstract pastel 9.5 x 9.5″ with white matt, Tru Vue nonglare glass, and SM signature 1” black frame.

“In addition to exhibiting my artwork in NW galleries since 1975, I also teach workshops and classes at my Long Beach Studio.”  SM

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

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Close-up strike-off showing quilting details in a one-of-a-kind purse by textile artist Jeanne Walker.

 

Close-up featuring handwork, seed pearls, and vintage button details of an over-the-shoulder purse by Jeanne Walker.

 

“I’m a textile artist that creates one-of-a-kind designs using fiber. The products that I make are largely for personal use or to use as a gift. I fabricate designs using vintage, fabric, thread, and other objects. . My works have previously shown in California, Washington, and Arizona.”  Jeanne Walker

  

 

Each textile purse is signed, numbered, and includes an inside hidden pocket by the artist.

 

“My designs include advanced sewing, quilting, embroidery, and fabric painting.  Since moving to Oregon in 2021 I also incorporate objects such as shells, stones, and pieces of driftwood found from my walks on the beach.”  —Jeanne Walker

 

 

 

And, too, a timely springtime shoutout from paper and bead artist Peggy Evans.

Crane bunnies!

 

New, for the spring season of 2021!

Handpainted fabric with reversible quilt fabric lining…fashionable ready to wear…

Artful masks by Peggy Evans.

Trending now!

Making do.

Hands-on art like sewing, paper folding, and painting has gained traction as relaxing alternatives to screen-heavy activities going forward into the 2nd COVID year.

Indeed, art enhances the overall quality of life, generates a better environment for sheltering in place, allows more accommodations for those joyful moments at home, and inspires more make-it-work creativity..”  FH&G

 

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

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“A premier source for stylish, chic, one-of-a-kind livable furnishings, fine art, and the most extraordinary accessories.”

 

 

 

The Green Room

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

Fittingly, the first Fairweather presentation of the year, a month-long exhibit, the GREEN ROOM, spotlights art by regional fellow gallerists.

In the entertainment business, the green room is the space in a theatre or similar venue that functions as a waiting room and lounge for artists before, during, and after a performance or show when they are not engaged on stage. The origin of the term is often ascribed to such rooms historically being painted green.

Featuring:

Watercolors by Bill Baily, exhibiting artist from the Portland Art Museum

Fresco art by Agnes Field, founder and past president of the non-profit Astoria Visual Arts

Watermedia by Diana Nadal, fellow designer and frequently showing at Gusitina Gallery

Mixed media work by Jan Rimerman, curator for Lakewood Center Gallery and Rain Spark Gallery Director

Abstracts by Bill Shumway, founder of Pegasus Gallery and creator of the Vistas and Vineyards en plein art program

 

In a contemporary green room spin, for March, Fairweather artists ready to take the stage to do what they do best: mingle with other safely with other artists and patrons.

In show business, the green room is the space in a theatre or similar venue that functions as a waiting room and lounge for performers before, during, and after a performance or show when they are not engaged on stage. … The origin of the term is often ascribed to such rooms historically being painted green.

 

Agnes Field, artist and curator has a studio on a working farm a few miles outside the Empire of Astoria, OR in the center of Cascadia.

Field, of native Chinook Indian and Finnish descent, uses non-traditional materials and occasionally found objects in paintings attempting to imbue the kind of energy found in leftover artifacts.

 

 

 

Green, Green, I Want You Green #1
Mixed media on panel—12”x 12”

Artist Agnes Field

Green, Green, I Want You Green #2
Mixed media on panel—24”x 24”

Artist Agnes Field

 

Green, Green, I Want You Green #3
Mixed media on panel—24”x 24”

Artist Agnes Field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just in!

“Elk Watershed” photograph by naturalist Neal Maine

January 2021 Coastal elk in the Seaside Necanicum Estuary

Elk will “shake” out their coats to get rain water off their coats. During most periods of heavy rain they get into the thickest cover they can find in order to escape the pelting they would receive if exposed. During extremely high winds they may hunker down in the open favoring driving rain over falling trees.

Framed, matted, and signed $395

Proceeds in support of  NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy

https://nclctrust.org › Winter-2020-newsltr-for-web
NCLCtrust.org/news.The proposed Rainforest Reserve horizon from Necanicum Estuary, Gearhart …
Clock, standing at 27″ tall, by NW wood  craftsman Stuart Dittbrenner
$550
The timepiece, an award winner, is maple and walnut with hand carved front and back and hand finished to perfection.

“To start with an inspiration from the woods, add the raw materials and manipulate the progress through stages to an artful conclusion, this is my passion as a craftsman.  The challenge is to seek the the essence of wood and convey its form, space, texture, color and motion.” SB

 Rear view of clock stand and handmade back cover of burl wood, signed and dated.

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

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“Thank you for your Fairweather House and Gallery  gift total of $xxxx.xx in 2020. We honestly can never thank you enough for all that you continue to do.”  K. Voelke/  Executive  Director NCLC

 

As this holiday season is upon us, it is important for each of us to do what we can for one another – it is the ultimate gift.
Staying safe.  Staying well.

Since March, the gallery has tried to find solutions when, perhaps, others saw only losses. We have followed all the safety guidelines without whining and took an early leadership position in steadily promoting the arts, local artists, handmade goods and shopping local. We have continued delivering artist news, stories, ideas, and helped everyone stay connected through Fairweather blog posts, virtual shows, and limited attendance after hour events.  And, finally as the year 2020 is nearly ready to be boxed up and put away in the history books, we have chosen to highlight glittering light and hope amidst the past months of darkness.

We are staying home for the holidays and are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.

Enjoy the display images from ALL THAT GLITTERS show, the Fairweather December exhibition.

Twig woven sculpture by Charles Schweigert, balsa wood gold handmade ornaments, hand wired spruce branches, birch bark moss spheres, handcrafted driftwood table, vintage mouth blown ruby glass, and fine art photograph by Neal Maine.

Pastel art by Gretha Lindwood, impasto oil seascape by Karen Doyle, oil landscape by Colette Fallon, knitted cloche by Linda Olson, hand made glass ornaments with carved wood stars placed amongst other handmade decorations.

Watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, fused glass in frames by Christine Downs, sandblasted stemware by Rox Heath, miniature oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, acrylic by Jan Shield, and vintage wood candlestick.

Mixed media by Cicely Gilman and signed mouth blown glass with captured bubbles sculpture from a private collection.

Impasto oil seascape by Lean Kohlenberg, abstract mixed media by Agnes Field, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, encaustic by Emily Miller, water media by Pam Hauschild, fused glass platter by Monet Rubin, bamboo linen COVID masks by Beth Fulton, and vintage shell tree.

From a private collection, abstract mirror by Neal Small and renaissance reproduction strike offs of enhanced canvas art of the Archangels Uriel and Samael.

Wood turned bowl by Tom Willing, cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, quilted pillow pouf by Cherry Harris, wine barrel lazy susan by Mike Morris, vintage etched stemware,  handmade willow reed bowl, vintage glass and mirrored ornaments, abstract oil by Carmela Newstead, copper sequin tree, and hand forged bronze pedestal.

Art cards by Bob Knoll, sequined nickel trees, mouth blown mercury glass compote, vintage glass ornaments, carved bone picture frame, and Gandhi calligraphy quote by Penelope Culbertson that reads “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”  (SOLD)

 

Take a further peek inside Fairweather House & Gallery and peruse more of the December exhibition, “All That Glitters,” in this video, produced by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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


The exhibition, which runs through Dec. 23, transformed the gallery into “an all-art, all-original, all-local fine art and fine craft gift destination where guests could, truly, shop safely.”

 

 

This lovely establishment is an important part of the cultural fabric of Seaside, as well as a dedicated supporter of coastal conservation!” — recent review from North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC.

 

 

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

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The Gallery will be closed Dec.23rd- 26th.

“Truely, we are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.”  FH&G

 

 

 

Beaded glass branches made by hand.

Glass wired boughs with wrapped rhinestone berries and mouth blown lampwork glass pine cones.

Staging by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery.

“Nature’s Red and White” Great White Egret

Photograph in a NW sunset reflection on Stanley Lake in Seaside by Gearhart naturalist Neal Maine.

Signed and framed.

$295.

Proceeds in support of North Coast Land Conservancy, NCLC.

“Helping to conserve Oregon’s coastal lands, forever.”

nclctrust.org

LUXE Thymes Frasier Fir gift candle line.

Made in the USA.

Red and green hand painted zinc tiles, hand quilted reindeer pouf by Cherry Harris,  hand turned wood bowl by Daniel Harris, and hand painted vintage glass ornaments with rhinestones.

Hand folded hummingbird crane with glass crystals, glitter by Peggy Evans.

$25 gift boxed.

And, more, hand painted glass ornaments with hand applied glitter patterns.

But, wait, there is even more hand painted holly berry glass ornaments.

Gift boxes available.

Rare selection of retro rhinestone brooches.

“The wreath symbolizes generosity, giving, and the gathering of family.”

Hand sewn felt birds with hand cut felt holly leaves and handmade holly berries.

“Ancient Celtic peoples revered red- and green-colored holly plants for being evergreen and believed holly was meant to keep Earth beautiful during the  winter.”

Holly berry, sheep adorned with a wreath, and assorted quilted bowl filler poufs by by Cherry Harris.

2020 collection.

One-of-a-kind.

$30- $65

Made by hand.

 

And, now, for 2020, at Fairweather’s!

Fresh cut Oregon holly, cedar and pine.

Gathered by a Northwest master gardeners hands.

“Evergreens are the never-ending symbol of immortality and cedar is the symbol for strength.”

Call  (503) 738-4003 to reserve a box or a bough for pick up or for delivery in the area.

Holly bough selection $20

Mixed evergreen selection $40

Through December 23rd

ALL THAT GLITTERS

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“I  found some fabulous sequined fabric including soft pinks, as requested, just for Fairweather’s.

Exclusive Glam Masks, fancy front, 100% cotton lining, Nosey-Bendy-Thingy ™

Handmade in Seaside, Oregon by Robin Montero

$30

“Covering the community one face at a time.” RM

 

Husband: There are sparkles all over the house!
RM: Yes! Isn’t it wonderful?!

Fun Fact: The couple has deep ties in the community as part owners of the trendy Hamilton Market,  the upscale Maggies on the Prom Restaurant, and as the owners of an historic building in Seaside which houses fabulous Bliss Mercantile.

 

 

For ALL THAT GLITTERS

Fairweather’s December Exhibition and Sale 

 

Sparkly with infused gold flecks seeded glass bowls placed on consignment by artist Paul Brent

$150 and up

Shop early

 

Pen, ink, and gold dust with glitter strike off

Arriving from emerging artist Vanessa K. Stokes  selected original art for ALL THAT GLITTERS

$295 to $350

 

Elegant and stylish silk, wool blend, and cashmere shawls

From $195 to $550

 

Shimmering cut crystal, pewter, nickel and vintage candle sticks

One -of-a-kind

$75 – $450

 

 

Faceted crystal bracelets with seed pearls and sterling silver

$45 – $75

 

 

And, too, mouth blown glass sculptures  just released from a personal collection

Please call, email, or message on FB for pricing

 

Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Safely.

All season long.

ALL THAT GLITTERS
Art Show and Exhibition
Now through December 23rd
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway
Seaside
“Fairweather’s annual December exhibition transforms our downtown Seaside gallery into an all-art, all-original, all-local, fine art and fine craft gift destination where guests can, truly, shop safely.”
COME — Let us show you our glittering best
Open Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat 11-4, and Sundays 11-3
 Hours remain limited until there is a convincing containment of the virus
Yet, too, available by special appointment for a private shopping experience

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

 

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“Fairweather House & Gallery is a rare gem indeed and a must-visit destination on the North Coast. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the beauty of this Gallery. The gallerist is an accomplished artist and has an unparalleled eye for presentation.”  Robin Montero

 

“Glory” just completed an oil painting, that depicts a ray of sunshine in the clouds, by Colette Fallon.

One-of-a-kind hand cut faceted crystal ornaments.

In preparation for holiday season, we are presenting a collection of glittering, unique, and Made by NW Hands ™ ideas.

From a personal art collection, placed on consignment for December 2020, handmade art glass.

This gold infused art piece is sure to be a standout gift.

Trending now …the mixing different styles of mouth blown stemware and vintage crystal that are the perfect “mix” of modern and nostalgia.

 

 

 

Hand fused art glass bowl, vanilla and amber, by Bob Heath.

“I  create individual components that are fused separately, and then cut and shaped before ultimately being fused together. After the work is fused, it is cold-worked to achieve a professional finish on the surface and edges that brings out the inherent beauty of the glass.” BH

 

Pearl puddles, glittering gold fobs, and crystal earrings.

Fairweather jewelry artists,  Cher Flick, Mary Bottita, Mary Hurst, Mary Truhler, Nikki Hatt, Rene Hafeman, and Tanya Gardner, create one-of-a-kind designs.

     

     

    And, too, here is another fabulous idea. Purchase a gift certificate from the comfort of your home. Gift wrapped and mailed free of charge. Call us (503) 738-8899,  leave a message, we will call back and take care of all the details.

     

    The gifts mentioned above are hand selected available in the gallery during opening hours, or by a private appointment for personal shopping,  or through the Fairweather email system.  Indeed, we are doing our utmost to make shopping a bit easier this silly season. And, too, please keep checking in with the gallery for more blog posts about the arts.

     

    ALL THAT GLITTERS show now through December 23rd. 
    Fairweather’s annual December exhibition transforms our downtown Seaside gallery into an all-art, all-original, all-local, fine art and fine craft gift destination where guests can, truly, shop safely.
    December hours remain limited until there is a convincing containment of the virus.
    Open Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat 11-4, and Sundays 11-3.

     

    Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Safely.

    And, too, available by special appointment for a safe and private shopping experience.

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

    https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

     

     

    When you support a local business, you are also supporting your town, city, and neighborhood. Small business owners are striving hard to survive and are trying to support their community during the pandemic. Small businesses have ability to provide more personable, hands-on, and memorable customer service. Get to know your local businesses who are keeping your neighborhood and small town feeling in tip-top shape.  Stay tuned for a collage slideshow (our gift to you) of the holiday window decorations in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.