“The Pace of Nature” mixed media plaque by paper artisan Kris Zorko

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Using techniques with paper and mixed media I create paper-tiled quote plaques. These creations allow me to combine my love of beautiful handmade papers and my fascination with words, specifically quotes. A good quote is like a sparkling gem to me — a profound thought or feeling crystallized within a few well-chosen words. I work to capture the essence of the quote in the design and images of the tiles. I choose quotes that have meaning for me, and I hope they speak to you as well. The work is a labor of love.” KZ

 

 

My artistic  passion is making beautiful monotype prints on the gelli plate. Currently I am now focusing mixed media collage, using my own marbled papers, and am excited about the possibilities of using quotations to create a message of hope. My quote plaques can be custom made to order through sponsoring galleries with a specific color scheme and/or design motif. — Kris Zorko

 

 

For 2021, Kris Zorko created new handmade paper tile notebooks accented with silk ribbons and handmade glass.

Hold That Thought!© notebooks $35.

 

 

And, too, Kris Zorko  created a delightful series of refillable note totes with handmade paper tiles and sueded paper.

Hold That Thought!© notepads

One-of-a-kind works of art at $25.

 

Hold That Thought!©  4″ x 6″ greeting cards

Gelli plate with new nature prints of leaves and feathers, some yummy backgrounds.

Kris Zorko hand made art cards $10

 

“Oh my goodness! I  love mine!  I am framing and putting it on the wall!” CP
Covid Lockdown = Lots of free time! I found myself playing with the gelli plate. I also pulled  gorgeous metallic prints on crinkled black tissue. If you wonder what I do with this kind of paper, I have included a photo of a pair of earrings.  KZ

And, now click to view a slide show of the woven art cards handmade by Kris Zorko.

 

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“Making hand woven paper cards is an exercise in problem solving.  Lately, I have finished the edges with micro powder gold leaf medium.  Each card is an invented process to not waste the painted papers.” KZ

 

 

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

  

We thank fellow Fairweather artist Lieta Gratteri for the recent referral of paper artisan Kris Zorkio.

 

 

 

 

Just in! A series of tabletop wood vessels, signed and numbered by artisan Martin Conley

$265-300

Birch, black walnut, cherry, maple, mahogany, pine, purple heart wood Art Deco stylized forms  from 17″ to 21″H

“I want eyes to appreciate the movement, colors and textures of the wood.”  MC

 

Classic, sleek geometric Art Deco approx. 18″H  tabletop wood vessel by Martin Conley 

“Working with wood commercially for more than 40 years taught me a lot about the art of exceptional joinery.”  MC

Copyright © MartinConleyWood

A 3ft piece carved out of a slab of walnut by Martin Conley at Golden Road Arts studios

“I carve holes and grooves in the wood, exposing cavities, colors and textures once hidden behind a weathered exterior.”  MC

 

Soon to arrive by special request!  Twisted Juniper sculpture by Martin Conley

 “This tree was a partially burned tree, rescued  from a discard and was given to me by the city of Hillsboro.”  MC

 

Martin Conley, is a third generation Oregonian has worked in many forms from painting and photography to wood sculpture. He studied sculpture at the University of Oregon and has pursued many art forms while working as a contractor.

 

 

 

 

When contemplating a new piece of natural wood, Martin Conley lets his intuition guide him and starts carving. Negative spaces, the parts he carves away are as important as the positive space, the wood that remains.

 

 

Notes about Martin

Martin Conley creates art at a socially distanced studio.  I received one as a gift.  A friend in need is a friend indeed since I have found pandemic isolation really difficult to endure.”  –KP

“We had attended arts and culture events in our area before the pandemic. Martin Conley was unfailingly involved in either showing his own art or helping. He always took time to say hi and welcome us.” –CC

 

 

Blast from the 2019 past:

The Tillamook Forest Center opened its season with a presentation series for minds that are curious about Oregon’s forests and a sculpture exhibit showcasing dead trees  often discarded by others but turned into art by Martin Conley. Some of the sculptures were up to 8 feet tall.

Fresh Brewed Forestry featured scientists from the Oregon Department of Forestry that  offered a behind-the-scenes peek at how the agency manages forests for Oregonians.  Future topics will include the relationship between biomass and carbon reduction and how soil recovers after a wildfire.

 

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Thank you to fellow artist Lieta Gratteri for referring Martin Conley to the Fairweather Gallery in 2021.

 

 

 

 

With 2020 on its way out, our top ten collection is complete!

Number 10:  Masked hostesses and patrons!

 

Number 9: Fairweather’s welcomed back visitors with the promise of a safe experience after the pandemic shutdown.

 

 

Number 8: New 2020 artists that chose Fairweather’s.

 

Number 7: A farewell to artists departing the area.

 

Number 6: We renewed our support of NCLC following the reopening after the pandemic shutdown. Indeed, in 2020, it was more important than ever to keep up with our mission.

“Fairweather House and Gallery attends to the well-being of family, community and business through an uncompromising commitment to honesty, fairness, integrity, and excellence.”

 

Number 5: Fairweather artists who made 2020 the headlines, magazine covers, and news.

 

Number 4: We continued to engage the community in uplifting artist lectures.

 

 

Number 3: We found ways to experiment on smaller projects.  Fairweather artists pivoted to make art masks. Surely, adapting is nothing new for artists know how to mold art to fit new opportunities. 

 

 

Number 2: Quarantine, although stressful, gave the Gallery time to think more about how art, and specifically, the role of art can have on the global conversation. And, so, we created a new exhibition, November’s WILD BEAUTY, after reaching out to colleagues, partners, and artists introducing art beyond regional works to engage with hopeful messaging.

 

 

 

Number One:  Fairweather virtual show. SHORE THING. All things Seaside.

Produced by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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Grace note received

“Thank you for the blogs throughout the past year. We appreciate you so much. Your LOVE for all radiates and inspires.

Feelings of gratitude and thankfulness to you as we recall the JOY and motivation you have given us.

We wish you PEACE and HOPE  to help lovers of art find that perfect something in 2021.” Anny Sears & Mike Mason

 

 

We are grateful our readers, artists, and makers, for inspiring us through this year. 

We hope you have found a little extra warmth in all things Fairweather during 2020, as well.

 We are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side of good in January 2021.

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

 

 

Here. Now. Apparel art that it is original, well constructed, and wearable.

Hand painted textiles by NW artist Cicely Gilman.

Scarves make a very sophisticated gift for people of all ages.

If you are after luxury-feeling scarves, there is nothing lovelier than pure silk.

$90 and up.

 

 

“I am a silk painting artist since graduation from AIS and receiving my BA from St. Martin’s College of Art in London. I have painted art for selected boutiques and various museums, such as The Whitney and LACMA. I established  my silk painting company “Cicely” and have had work in wearable art shows around the United States.  I also create household art products, much different from my silk painting.  I reside in Seaside, Oregon.” CG

 

 

Hand painted silk is the strongest of natural fibers and is extremely smooth and soft.
The silk dyes used for the painting of each scarf have been steamed-set for permanence.

Silk scarves can be hand washed in cooler water with a mild soap.

Hang it on a towel to dry. Use the silk setting of your iron to press.

 

 

Glam masks by NW textile artist Robin Montero.

$30 with Nosy, Bendy, Thingie ™ and hand washable.

Here. Now. Apparel art that it is original, well constructed, and wearable.

Wearable art that is be beautiful, inspiring, and glamorous!

 Textile artist Robin Montero is a Seaside resident and former costume designer.

Here. Now. Apparel art that it is original, well constructed, and wearable.

The wearable cloches from textile artist Linda Olson include pieces created from  wool and upcycled fur.

Made by NW Hands ™.

One-of-a-kind.

$40.

If you are stuck on what to get the fashionista in your life and looking for a gift that looks like a splurge but will not break the bank, we have got you covered with wearable art.

Serious style is not about how expensive something is; it is more about the impact that it makes. Cases in point:  Artful scarves by Cicely for warmth, made for the pandemic Glam Masks by Robin, and cozy head gear by Linda. Each one is made by NW hands and each will make a big statement at a small price, and are guaranteed to be a big hit.

Free gift wrapping and shipping by Fairweather’s on wearable gifts.

Alleviate some of the stress — and cost — of finding the perfect, stylish holiday present this year with our special wearable gifts starting at $30 and that pack a punch.

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

“Stormy Rain at Night”

Hand painted silk scarf by Cicely Gilman

 

Fused glass bowl by Fedor Zubanov and Irina Nazarkina

 

One-of-a-kind

Hand decorated glass ornaments with vintage buttons and rhinestones

 

Necklace with hand made glass leaves, woven seed pearls, and cultured pearl pendant by jewelry designer Mary Hurst

 

Sterling silver earrings with faceted crystals and seed pearls by Mary Truhler

 

“Splashes of Colors”

Hand painted  velvet scarf by textile artist Cicely Gilman

 

Ribbons by the yard in double-faced satins, organdy, dupioni silk, gros grain, velvet, velvet satin,  and more

 

 

Fairweather’s offers gorgeous bows made by NW hands

Select the ribbon and we will make you a custom bow, free of charge

Or, make an appointment to receive a private tutorial on handmade bow making

 

 

 

Shop Local.  Shop Small. Shop Safely.
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
 And, too, we are always available and willing to accommodate individual needs at later times if needed
Call (503) 738-8899, message on FB, or visit in person 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Now through December 23rd

ALL THAT GLITTERS

Art Exhibition and Sale

 

Pink glass ornaments with bronze hanger

Handmade patterned glass with frosted finish

 

Oregon coast landscape

Oil by Colette Fallon

 

Luxury gift collection by IIlume

Home fragrance in pine, amber, and sweet melon

 

Pink raw silk shawls with hand tied fringe

 

Mouth blown pink blush glass with seeded bubbles

Made in the NW Fran’s Sea Salted Caramels

 

 

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Dorota Haber-Lehigh botanical art cards and art

 

 

Handmade wall sculpture and hand glittered  stars

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, we are always available and willing to accommodate individual needs at later times if needed
Call (503) 738-8899, message on FB, or visit in person 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“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

 

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

“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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ALL THAT GLITTERS

    What’s next

    Fairweather House and Gallery

    Nov. 24h through Dec. 23rd

    Glittering ideas and gorgeous gift ideas to brighten loved ones’  moods

     

     

     

    First look at Robin Montero’s Show Off Glam Masks.

    Robin Montero, a former professional theater costume designer, knows how to work with fabric, says “when you catch the twinkle — that’s what it’s all about. It’s all about the sparkle.”

    Fancy front, 100% cotton lining, Nosey-Bendy-Thingy ™, and handmade in Seaside, Oregon.

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

     

     

     

    As we must continue to wear a face mask in public places around town, as public areas are very small, and as we need everyone’s help to keep each other safe we are happy to offer hand sewn, reusable, and lined face masks from Robin, Beth, Katie, Sai, Don, and Paul (six Seaside seamstresses and tailors). –FH&G
    And, too, we will be serving up glitter, going forward.
    Indeed, as we need every bit of sparkle in a year like the one we are experiencing.
    Finding things for your home, family, and friends feeds your desires, sense of well-being, and doing good works.
    “The real promise, and the hidden premise, during the global health crisis when many of us feel powerless, is creating a personal sanctuary.”

    Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Safely.

     

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

    https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com