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.


“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.

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    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.







    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


    “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.


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    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.










    Art Deco Topaz necklace by Reneé Hafeman


    1940’s Scandinavian Green Topaz Sterling Silver Pendant

    Hallmarked by Swedish Maker

    18″ Sterling Silver Box Chain


    About topaz:

    • Topaz is a precious stone.
    • Topaz is named from Greek “topazion” for a type of gemstone, after Sanskrit “tapas” – fire, alluding to the brilliance of gem-quality material.
    • Topaz has been known from antiquity.
    • Color varieties are often known  by the name of the hue— blue topaz, green topaz, and so on.
    • It serves as the Mohs hardness scale index mineral for a hardness of 8. Every student who takes a physical geology course learns about the hardness of topaz. A Diamond is only harder.

    Modern Abstract necklace by Reneé Hafeman


    Silver Druzy, Onyx, and Crystal pendant

    Hallmarked “Austria-Silver 07”

    30″ Sterling Silver Chain

    Hand-forged Sterling Closure


    About druzy:

    • Druzy is a natural gemstone.
    • Quartz is a type of druzy. 
    • The overall appearance resembles sugar. 
    • The tiny crystals are beautiful because they catch rays of light.
    • Druzy gets its name from the word “druse,” which refers to a rock surface (usually a cavity) covered with tiny crystals, such as are found inside geodes or in larger pockets of mineral deposits.
    •  A druzy hardness ratio is 6 which makes it a perfect match for pendant jewelry.




    “You will find many of my designs are Modernist and Mid-Century. These eras began in the 1950’s. During that time, some of the most famous and innovative jewelry designs and designers were created. It was a time of streamline design, curves, futuristic impression, creative artistry and modernism. The jewelry supplies at that time began the start of innovative materials never yet used, such as silver, brass, copper and precious stones that fit the raw simplistic design.

    When I am searching for a piece to design into a necklace, my eyes draw to geometric and abstract modern shapes.”

    Reneé Hafeman, jewerly designer




    Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St.

    HELLO SUNSHINE, Fairweather’s  Art Sale and Show.

    Now through August 25th.



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





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    Artist Mike Mason in his studio.

    In order to protect the health and safety our guests, our community, and our staff (who are over the age of 65 and are deemed to be a high health risk), the Gallery is closing its doors to visitors through April.

    “This decision comes after careful review of guidance from public health authorities and projections for the spread of COVID-19, and reflects our desire to ensure it is not contributing to transmission of the disease which could overwhelm our health care system. This is a difficult decision, but we are confident is the right choice.”

    Please re-visit our previously published blog post articles throughout this time.

    Questions or concerns, please email fairweatherkd@gmail.com.

    Thank you for your understanding.


    March 14, 2019 Question to the Fairweather artists.

    Q: “Here is an idea. Please send images of the art being created in your studio during this crisis. We will publish  a blog post and keep it updated as you share with us what you are creating. Are you interested? Let me know your thoughts.”




    “I am painting in my art studio.” Toni Avery


    “Social distancing doesn’t require you to become a shut-in. I go outside to paint,”  en plein arist Emily Miller.


    “In addition, I’m finishing up a few smaller baskets for a large collaborative display of reclaimed fishing rope ( ghost net collected by Cape Lookeout rangers).basket sculptures called Undersea Garden.”  Emily Miller


    “I like this idea! You can use this one and will try to send a few more. Thanks for the up date about the gallery,” artist/ Professor Emeritus of Art Pacific University Jan Shield.



    “It is my plan to create tomorrow, I would love to send some pictures while I am creating! I have been wondering how things will go with all of this virus worry.  If there is anything I can do to be of help, please don’t hesitate to ask.”  Rene’e Hafeman, jewelry designer.


    “Here is an image of a book I just published in early 2020 on a series Weekend Projects  I tried to provide day-by-day instructions different projects which use one common element: stringers. Thanks for the proposal. I think it’s very useful to have a venue that helps especially during the crisis. I’m working now on a couple of new big works and will share photos as soon as I have them completed,”  fused glass artist Fyodor Zubanov.


    “I have scheduled kids art on-line classes (ages 8-18) all week in three different time zones: Central Europe / US East Coast / and US West Coast time. We are learning how to draw puffins!”   Leah Kohlenberg www.leahkohlenberg.com/book-online



    “Hope everyone is staying healthy! I’m staying home painting.” Pam Haunschild

    “This strange virus has affected everyone.  We are 3 weeks behind the Italians infections so things are going to get way more interesting.  I appreciate the information and understand if other schedules need to be altered.  Thank you for keeping me updated. Stay safe!” Jan Rimerman, Artist/Art Administrator.


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has  issued guidelines for “community mitigation strategies” to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, which include recommendations for “social distancing”—a term that epidemiologists are using to refer to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people and hopefully stymie community transmission of the virus.



    • Be in nature. Breathe fresh air. Notice things about the world around you that you didn’t see before.
    • Start birdwatching. Coronavirus hasn’t bothered the birds. Find out what species nest near you, dust off your binoculars if you’ve got ’em and download a birdwatching map.
    • Make art. Whether it’s a page out of a coloring book or paint-by-numbers masterpiece, a knitted scarf or a piece of pottery, creating will ease your mind and keep your fingers nimble.



    “Thank you with the list of things to do.  It’s one of the most uplifting ones I’ve received,” artist Sandy Visse


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    Modernist, mid-century precious pendant with sterling silver necklace by jewelry designer Reneé Hafeman.




    Authentic designer pendant, hallmarked “CC Chanel”  with vintage French crystal, ornate toggle closure and decorative oval and circular chain.

    One-of-a-kind necklace by jewelry designer Reneé Hafeman.


      “Growing up, my grandmother would pull out her jewelry box, take each piece out one-by-one and explain in detail what it was, where it came from and why it was so special to her.  This developed my love of  jewelry.  I started to think of how many treasured pieces are sitting in drawers and jewelry boxes, many handed down, some outdated, some broken and others, just put away because they didn’t match anything you wore.  I decided enough of that,”   —Reneé Hafeman.



    Q: Who was Coco Chanel, you ask?

    A: Fashion designer Coco Chanel, born in 1883, in France, is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits and little black dresses. Chanel was raised in an orphanage and taught to sew. She had a brief career as a singer before opening her first clothes shop in 1910.

    Coco Chanel is actually named Gabrielle Chanel, though the rest of the world knows her by her childhood nickname Coco. However when she was born, her birth certificate actually had a massive spelling mistake and it read Gabrielle Bonheur Chasnel.

    “Exotic” mixed media watercolor  by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

    “The work is a painting in paper. I’ve carefully cut and arranged paper to mimic what I do in watercolor with color, value, and shape. The benefit is the textural, three-dimensional effect it creates.”  JPM



    Impasto oil painting in jewel tones by Leah Kohlenberg.


    HUE companion painting by Leah Kohlenberg.


    Hand made glass by NW artists.



    Rare Chanel pendant by Reneé Hafeman.



    One-of-a-kind gemstone bracelets by NW jewelry artists.


    One-of-a-kind pendant necklaces by Mary Bottita.

    Painted glass jewelry by Tanya Gardner





    Fairweather House and Gallery

    612 Broadway St.

    Through December 23

     HUE, an exhibition, featuring  art by Leah Kohlenberg, JoAnn Pari-Mueller  and Vanessa K. Stokes.

    December – On Hue Exhibit

    “Hues or colors are so pure – no white or blacks added – just rich, delightful, lose yourself in the color.”

    In my new works this month, two are executed in watercolor, evoking warmth and redolence, one is a jewel toned mixed media work on handmade paper.” JoAnn Pari-Mueller 


    In addition, HUE features a lavish array of  handmade jewelry of mixed-metal, leather, gold-filled and semi-precious stones from many of the Northwest’s most reputable jewelry artists.

    It is a once-a-year exclusive private jewelry shopping experience to select the latest edgy fashion forward works.


    Complimentary gift wrapping.


    This Friday, the Oregonian is running an article, “Six Book Gift Ideas for your Favorite Readers.”

    Guess what?  A Generous Nature, and Neal Maine’s story, is one of the six!

    Here is a link that is on Oregon Live:


    (From the review:) “…Many of Oregon’s most cherished public lands didn’t just happen to be protected. They were preserved by individuals….  (This) new book tells the stories of 21 Oregonians and how …they found ways to protect what they loved.”

    Marcy Houle, author

    “Elk Run” Coastal elk in the Necanicum Estuary, Seaside Oregon  by Neal Maine.





    Grace note received by HUE artist, JPM.

    “This year marks my tenth anniversary of creating art. My background as a Portland Art Museum docent inspired my desire to delve into what I have to say using primarily watercolors and calligraphy with some delving into pastels and painting with paper. I find myself most attracted to exploring nature – objects and living creatures of the air, land, and water. I have won several awards from the Oregon Society of Artists and the Watercolor Society of Oregon and have enjoyed opening my studio to the public during the last 5 years Washington County Open Studio Tour.”  JoAnn Pari-Mueller

    Abstract modernist pendant inset with genuine opal gemstone with sterling silver necklace by vintage jewelry designer Reneé Hafeman.

    Hallmarked by the artist.


    Mid-Century modernist  Rhodochrosite  cabochon pendant  with a .925 sterling silver chain by vintage jewelry designer Reneé Hafeman.


    Authenic hallmark reads Theodor Klotz, 1960’s.

    “Rhodochrosite is a gemstone that ranges in color from light pink to bright red. A specimens with a wonderful pink color is highly desirable. No gemstone is more luscious-looking and elegant than rhodochrosite.”


    Abstract modernist pendant with  aqua- blue cabochons and gold filled chain by vintage jewelry designer Reneé Hafeman.

    “A cabochon is a gemstone  which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted. The resulting form is a convex (rounded) obverse with a flat reverse.”



    Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St. located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

     CONTRASTS, an exhibition, showing art from selected regional artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens, along with displaying only black and white tones found in the natural world.

    CONTRASTS, an exhibition of contemporary art, representing the finest in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, and more—from selected regional, local and emerging artists.

    Featuring abstract artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Johnson, Jan Rimerman, Russell J. Young and Zifen Qian.

    Gayle H. Seely, mosaic-bead artist, will reveal bright, new contemporary work.

    Renee Hafeman will be featuring mid-century abstract designs in vintage jewelry.

    “Reneé Hafeman’s multi-dimensional, abstract jewelry takes angular, linear, circular shapes to create jewelry that’s more like modern art.” D. Fairweather, gallerist. 


    Reneé Hafeman

    Read more at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

    Five questions for Reneé Hafeman:


    When did your love of jewelry begin? 

          “When I was a child, my grandmother Connie had many velvet-lined jewelry boxes full of costume jewelry.  When I visited her, she carefully took out each box and I would play with her jewelry for hours, always taking special care.  She loved to watch me play with them and admire each piece, large stoned rings that fit two of my small fingers and necklaces so beautiful, I felt like a princess.”


    Your favorite piece of jewelry?

         “My antique diamond necklace that I wear every day.”


    First piece you designed? 

         “I think it was a necklace made of bits and pieces that I had accumulated for many years and I pieced them all together with different chains, I wish I had a picture, but then again, maybe not!”


    Your source of inspiration?

    “I have many sources of inspiration! My son, Colton, my husband, Mike, my mother, Pauline, and my grandmother, Connie.”


    The one piece of jewelry you wish you owned? 

         “My grandmother’s special ring, designed by her mother over 100 years ago, made of platinum, emeralds and diamonds, she wore only for special occasions.  Sadly, it was lost many years ago.”


    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


    Back wall display featuring acrylics  by Jan Shield, landscapes by Judy Horning Shaw, cabbage by Sandy Caghill, and vintage Hunt Slohem bunny art.

    On the trestle table display: floral oil by Blue Bond, Landscape by Jan Shield, art glass by Mike Fox, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, handmade journal by Christine Trexel, segmented vase by Mike Brown, bracelets by Barbara Walker, floral cards by Mike Mason,  sand blasted beverage glasses by Bob Heath, hand-made candles and mouth blown glass.

    Pillar wall display features oils by Melissa Jander.



    Cabinet top featuring bamboo basket art by Charles Schweigert and vintage Chanel necklaces by Reneé Hafeman.

    Cabinet interior featuring beaded mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely, rice paper art by Zifen Qian, dragonfly book matched box by Ray Noregaard, oak spoons by Mike Morris, wood bowl by Mike Brown, encaustic poppy by Kimberly Kent, floral oil by Melissa Jander and wood canisters by Fred Lukens.


    Floral oil by Paul Brent, wood canister by Fred Lukens and mouth blown art glass.


    Art by James Waterman, laser cut bronze bowls, wood bowl by Mike Brown with wire garden follies.


    Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, portrait oil by Blue Bond,  impasto floral by Melissa Jander, mouth blown glass vase with mercury glass candlesticks, hand-made ribbed candles and one-of-a-kind asymmetrical necklaces by Mary Truhler.


    Floral art  by Barbara Bacon Folawn, art glass by Bob Heath, handmade paper box by Christine Trexel, knitted shawl by Karen Johnson, jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard,  wood shells by Mike Brown, bracelets by Mary Boitta and abstract watercolor by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.


    Fused glass by Mike Fox, floral art by Bev Drew-Kindley,  glass platter by Sandy and Bob Lercari with floral teapot set by Kate Caryle.



    “Displaying for ‘Life Abundant’  Fairweather’s April exhibition, was a delight working with selected regional artists.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist and allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.


    For more about the gallery, please go to www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

    Nature- the garden that we all inhabit, called Mother Earth. It is our safe haven.” 

    Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

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