Decorative hand made pillow by Cherry Jones Harris

“Sewing is my passion, along with quilting and gardening. I have sewn for as long as I can remember, making doll clothes when in grade school in my hometown and my own clothes. My mother and maternal grandmother were great influences. In college at the University of Idaho, I took a tailoring course.” CJH

 

Decorative hand made pillow with embellished wool by Cherry Jones Harris.

“I have always enjoyed sewing and crafts and have made various items for bazaars and the Portland Quilter’s Market, of which I was a member for 20 years.”  CJH

 

Poinsettia pillow hand made by Cherry Jones Harris.

Multi-medium layering and embroidery with wool insert.

 

Penny Bunny pillow in a unique color combination by Cherry Jones Harris.

 

 

Wildflower nine block quilt by Cherry Jones Harris.

A palette of nature-inspired colors in layers using fabrics and embellishments, radiate in a  hand-appliquéd quilt.

Sue Spargo Folk-art ™ design featuring dimensional layering and embroidery by Cherry Jones Harris.

“A few years ago while taking a wool applique class from a well-known contemporary folk artist (Sue Spargo); the medium of working with felted wool sparked my interest.”

Close up showing the creative detail of hand embroidery by Cherry Harris Jones. 

 

Cherry Jones Harris, textile artist

“After buying my first quality sewing machine (a Bernina), I did alterations for a dress shop and custom clothing projects. Over the years, I have made dozens of quilts and endless machine embroidery projects. Lately I have been doing what is called “bowl fillers”. Smaller pillows that go into one of my husband’s (Daniel Harris) beautiful wood turned bowls. With my sewing, embroidery machine and hand embroidery, my days are filled with both challenging and fun activities.”

 

Opening reception for “Made”, an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest hands. Alluring, distinctive and exquisite products, never-before-seen, with just the right dose of imperfection to suggest a human element in the creative process.

“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who have made craft cool and luxurious.”

Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, work worker Mike Brown, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane maker Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, maker of pottery Suzy Holland and mixed media make JoAnn Pari-Mueller.

“Drawing from to the simplicity, naivety and quirkiness of Folk Art, Cherry Jones Harris is fascinated with how the added layers of fabric, then later the addition of embroidery, changes the image of hand craft.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist.

Welcoming pine needle artisan Martha Denham and wood turner Tom Willing. Introducing metalsmith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

 

Welcoming woven pine needle maker Martha H. Denham and wood turner Tom Willing.

Introducing metal smith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

Maker talks at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine habitat lecture at 6: pm.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

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

 

 

“Safe Harbor” mixed media by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

 

 

“Honey Time” mixed media by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

“I use watercolors, pastels, marbling, collage, and/or calligraphy to put down on paper the observations I make about the colors, lines, shapes, and patterns of these natural and handcrafted items. It is my goal to have others take away some of the awe I feel when studying their intricacies.”JPM

 

“Exotic” paper collage by JoAnn Pari-Mueller

“I served 15 years as an art museum tour guide. I am an active member of the Oregon Society of Artists, the Watercolor Society of Oregon, and the Portland Society for Calligraphy and have participated in numerous exhibits throughout the state.”  JPM

 

Save the date and time.

The next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday on Nov. 2nd. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Opening reception for “Made”, an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest hands. Alluring, distinctive and exquisite products, never-before-seen, with just the right dose of imperfection to suggest a human element in the creative process.

“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who have made craft cool and luxurious.”

Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, work worker Mike Brown, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane maker Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, maker of pottery Suzy Holland and mixed media maker JoAnn Pari-Mueller.

“I have always lived in the countryside and always been a collector. I was raised in farmland Wisconsin and moved to farmland Oregon in my mid-twenties, continuously amassing interesting objects of nature and hand-made textiles and crafts from around the world. Mainly I use watercolors to express my interpretations of the magnificent creatures of this planet Earth, but for this show I’ve done a bird in paper collage, a honeybee using a botanic print background, and a nest with walnut ink calligraphy (in many languages) in the background.”  JPM

Welcoming pine needle artisan Martha Denham and wood turner Tom Willing. Introducing metalsmith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

 

Grace notes about  JoAnn Pari-Mueller’s art that made news…

“Just returned from the Watercolor of Oregon show in Bend (I won an award). 

I am getting ready for the 50th anniversary show of the Portland Society of Calligraphy that opens Nov. 2 (I’m in charge of it).

I have a painting that won an “award of distinction” at the recent Watercolor Society of Oregon show. There were 286 submissions, 80 selected for the show, and 20 of those received awards.”  JPM

Fiona’s Finial Box by Tom Willing

Oregon Myrtle and Palisander, 4″w x 9″h

 

Willing Salver  by Tom Willing 

Oregon Myrtle, Holly, 10.5″w X 11.5″h

 

Maple Platter by Tom Willing

Spalted Silver Maple, 18″w x 3″h

 

Walnut Tripod Footed Bowl by Tom Willing

Black Walnut, 11.5″w x 3.75″h

 

 Walnut Platter by Tom Willing

Figured Black Walnut, 18″w x 3.5″h

 

Tom Willing, woodturner

It has been over 50 years since Oregon artist Tom Willing created his first woodturning in his father’s woodshop. Since then, he has come to focus on pieces that are sensitive to the interplay between light, form, and material.

“ Working with both native and exotic species of woods, I seek to find the visual magic within the form of each piece of timber that is waiting to be revealed.”

Willing holds his BA degree from the University of Oregon, an MA from Ohio State University, and an MAT from Lewis and Clark University. He taught middle school in Newberg, Oregon, until retiring in 2013.

Past President and Certified Member of the Pacific Northwest Woodturning Guild, he teaches woodturning techniques and is an active member of Northwest Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners. He currently serves as President of Frogwood, A 501(c)(3) Arts Education Organization.

Willing lives in the Willamette Valley with his wife, watercolor artist Mary Burgess.

 

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME

The next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday on Nov. 2nd. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Opening reception for “Made”, an exhibition, for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest artisans with just the right dose of imperfection to suggest a human element in the creative process.

 

“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who are making craft cool and luxurious,”  D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, work worker Mike Brown, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane crafter Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, pottery maker Suzy Holland and mixed media maker JoAnn Pari-Mueller.

Welcoming woven pine needle maker Martha H. Denham and woodturner Tom Willing.

 

“With woodturning, you get caught in a tension between art and craft,” Willing says. “It’s a spectrum with no blacks or whites. I always hope the work in my hand will be my favorite piece. I always hope the piece I’ve just sold will be the buyer’s favorite piece.”

Tom Willing designs pieces that combine the aesthetic and functional, such as bowls, boxes and platters. Willing’s work is elegantly finished on the lathe with walnut oil and beeswax, then buffed to bring out the natural luster of the wood.

Introducing metal smith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

Maker talks at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine habitat lecture at 6: pm.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Parkdale Pears”  woven pine needle art by Martha Denham. 

“They are the same size as an actual pear and no two are alike (as an actual pear). The bases are made from a sculpting medium.”  MHD

 

“I paint the bases then finish the upper portion with pine needle coil weaving. Inside is a  dinner bell.”  MHD

 

 

“A Mouse’s Hole is Her Castle” woven pine needle art by Martha H. Denham. 

 

“This is a wall hanging that is 8″ w by 6″  h by 4″ d . This is a cast and painted mouse sitting in her nest which is part pine needle coil basketry and repurposed materials. Repurposed  fabric is textured and painted. I call this fabric mache’. The vine and leaves are wire and pine needle coil formed and filled with woven raffia.”  MDH

 

 

Martha H. Denham, Artist
I am a person whose spirit thrives amongst the fragrances, organic shapes, and color of my garden. 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 an expertise in pine needle basketry my attributes demanded I evolve the traditional genre into my own expression.

You will see stitched into the weaving brightly colored thread, beads, wood/sticks, shells, and stones that create a flower in bloom or a ripe pear.

Recent work has become mixed media incorporating the weaving with metal, wood and sculpted/painted medium. Using wire and raffia, I make 3-dimensional fruits that define the character of the piece.

The engineer in me challenged my perception of what form a vessel should take. With coil construction being inherently uniform, how would I take it outside its apparent boundaries? Intertwining branches, vines, leaves, and fruit marry the chaos of nature into the uniformity of the vessel’s function.
Using wood, wire mesh, wire, fiber, and sculpting medium the round uniform shape becomes a flat wall upon which a single stem flower grows. Twisting roots and vines wrapped around the nest of a field mouse gives us a peek into the underground world of this little creature.

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.

 

SAVE THE DATE AND TIME

The next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday on Nov. 2nd. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 

Opening reception for “Made”, an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest artisans with just the right dose of imperfection to suggest a human element in the creative process.

 

“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who are making craft cool and luxurious,”  D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, work worker Mike Brown, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane crafter Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, pottery maker Suzy Holland and mixed media maker JoAnn Pari-Mueller.

Welcoming woven pine needle maker Martha H. Denham and wood turner Tom Willing.

Introducing metal smith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

Maker talks at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine habitat lecture at 6: pm.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

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

Before picture of the west wall of the Fairweather Gallery.

Art traveling to Seaside from OSU.

Walls are painted and spot lights set in place for the selected art.

Table displays completed.

Note: Abstract ODE to the Tides art will be displayed in less than 24 hours.

Before picture of the north wall of the gallery, as well as a blank grand piano surface.

Note: Tidal three-dimensional ODE to the TIDES art to be displayed in less than 24 hours.

Before picture of the barn door and grass cloth wall in the gallery.

Note: Under the sea ODE to the TIDES art to be hung in less than 24 hours.

Before photo of the east wall in the Fairweather Gallery.

Note: Green and blue ODE to the TIDES art will be displayed.

Note on the right side of the ladder is a plaque designating D.  Fairweather, gallerist, Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers 1986- present day.

 

“Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, members strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. A.S.I.D. showcases the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.”

 

 

Ode to the Tides art arrives in Seaside in a 15′  moving van on May 29 from OSU.

 

More than 215 works of art from selected NW artists arrives in Seaside on May 29. It has taken  more than one year of curating and selecting Ode to the Tides art. The artists selected for the exhibit created separate and secure boxes and shipping containers as the ODE to the TIDES Art Show and Sale is a traveling exhibit throughout Oregon May-December 2019.

North east wall of the gallery.

Note: In the estuary critters Ode to the Tides art to be displayed in less than 24 hours.

A team of dedicated volunteers unpacked art on May 30 in the wee hours of the morning.

 

“All of this made possible within 24 hours with a lot of help from volunteer artists who worked tirelessly Just to name a few: Mary Burgess, Tom Willing, Jane McGeehan, Emily Miller, curator Sara Vickerman and driver Jeff Gage. Thank you to the City of Seaside for saving the parking spaces on Broadway for the caravan of deliveries as it was transported (by SUV’s one trip at a time from the airport hangar/warehouse).”  D. Fairweather

 

Note received
“The Corvallis/OSU run of the Ode to the Tides art exhibit has been a success.   Tina, the La Sells Stewart  Gallery director said there has been a lot of traffic and excitement about the show and pieces sold. The show has now been installed in Seaside at Fairweather Gallery and Beach Books, where it is being promoted as part of the Seaside Art Walk with a harp concert. There will also be a lecture by Neal Maine (local naturalist and photographer) on June 13 at the Library from 6-8 PM.  

 

Thank you all for your involvement in this project, as it is a great opportunity to get people excited about the conservation of our oceans and estuaries through your beautiful art work. Next to the ocean and estuaries themselves, you are the best ambassadors. We are expecting a great turnout of artists in Seaside Saturday for the opening. If you miss Art Walk, hopefully you can make it Seaside before the show closes at the end of June. We are planning lots of special events for later this summer when the show moves to Newport. We will keep you posted.”

Esther and Sara

Sara Vickerman, art curator

Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale

Esther Lev, Executive Director

The Wetlands Conservancy

4640 SW Macadam, #50

Portland OR, 97239

Office: 503.227.0778

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjaRSCzcuL-sgddpIJtG6NQMGFerAQ

 

Link to the images of the  art arriving.

 

Grace note:

In gratitude to Neal Maine for suggesting that the ODE to the TIDES art could be displayed in his PacificLight Images section of the Fairweather Gallery.  Do not fret, dear NCLC friends, Neal’s art will be on display in the front window and on the south wall of the gallery.

 

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Image:  “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller/ logo calligraphy by Kajira Berry

Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.

 

 

To view the art selection for  the Ode to the Tides Show and Sale, go to https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y

For more info about the art, please contact art curator, Sara Vickerman,   svickerman@comcast.net

 

Original portrait by Leah Kohlenberg.

 

Portrait by Leah Kohlenberg. 

Leah Kohlenberg artist statement:

“I have been painting for 17 years, and am primarily self taught, though I have taken classes at the Gage Academy and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and studied privately with Armenian painters Hakob Hovannisyan, Arthur Sarkissian, and Suren Nersisyan, with Georgian artist Lado Pochkhua, and with Portland Artist Don Bishop.  I work mainly in oil and acrylic, working with urban architecture and modern portraits as my subjects, but also use pastels and watercolor. I have been juried in as a Portland Open Studio artist every year between 2015 and 2018, and currently serve as president of the open studio board. I have had solo shows at the Hadas Gallery in Brooklyn, New York; at the Műveleti Terület Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; and at the American Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia, among others. I won a merit prize in the American Juried Online Art Salon 2010 Spring and Summer Show.  My art is in private collections around the world.”

 

Portraiture exhibit featuring the art of Leah Kohlenberg.

“I have taught art for 11 years, first by helping start an English language art school called Sziv Studios in Budapest, Hungary with American artist Paula Brett, and since then teaching hundreds of students of all ages.  I founded the Roaming Studio for  teaching art classes in 2010 (renamed Leah Kohlenberg Fine Art Classes in 2016).  I was awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant to publish my first book, The Roaming Studio Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Faces, released in early 2016.  I also offer an Art at Work Program, designed to bring drawing and painting classes to non-professionals in the workplace,”  …from a previous lecture  Leah Kohlenberg.

 

 

“Here is a link to the book. I will have copies for Fairweather’s  Portraiture exhibition through May 29.”  Leah

The Roaming Studio’s Step-By-Step Guide to Drawing Faces (The Roaming Studio’s Art Guides) (Volume 1) by Leah Kohlenberg (2015-12-24) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K151HGE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pDtVCbKK1SDBJ