“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.

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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

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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.

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

 

 

 

January 2021 work in progress at the studio of Tedd Chilless

“Blooms in Sunlight” oil on linen 

 

“I treat painting flowers more like a portrait offering evidence of intimacy of the individual blooms.  My perceptions are realistic studies.”  TC

Just now hand delivered to the Fairweather Gallery by artist Tedd Chilless

“We need colorful works and flowers in our lives.”

Just in from Tedd Chilless.
“Alstroemeria” oil on linen 

The cut flower of all cut flowers, often called Lily-of-the-Incas, is a flower in almost all bouquets.

“I am a Contemporary Realistic Painter of Flowers and Landscapes.”  TC

 

 

And, so, for 2021 Tedd Chilless created new impasto oils using fine tools of his trade, a collection of palette knives.

 

 

 

Fresh Blooms” impasto oil painting by Tedd Chilless

Just in for 2021

 

“Iris” impasto oil painting by Tedd Chilless

Just in for 2021

Impasto painting is about using palette knives to press with a certain amount of paint thickness and texture. Each stroke is done in one confident and controlled movement. 

 

 

I did my architectural internship and received my Architect’s license in the Northwest. In addition, I received a Ford Foundation Fellowship. While on this fellowship I lived and studied in Washington D.C., New York City, and Boston where I studied painting.

I established my architectural firm in Portland, OR and as computers took over my architectural practice I experienced what I called ‘graphite withdrawal’.

It was a major change to go from sketching eight hours a day for twenty years to moving only a mouse. I felt the need to express my artistic skills and began painting in earnest. 

The transition from architecture to painting has been easy since the knowledge of form and composition are similar in both. I now paint full time.

I serve as an Oregon State Ambassador and am an Active Member of the Oregon Society of Artists.  —Tedd Chilless

 

 

Take a Note! Artist Tedd Chilless painting LIVE at Fairweather Gallery during the winter quarter of 2020. He is planning on more Painting Seaside LIVE ™ events Fairweather during the spring quarter of 2021, as well.

 

 

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‘Into the Silence’ by fine art photographer RJ Young

“The environmental moment is the destination.

I find inspiration in the adverse.

In the dense fog, intense rain, and severe winter weather I see enchanted scenes.”

 

‘Winter’s Tale’ by fine art photographer RJ Young

 

“I am out there for hours long before dawn, past the twilight, where landscapes wander in the depths of night.”

 

 

“The print becomes a timeless destination, where the viewer is able to immerse, wander, a place that revels it’s wonders anew, time and time again, and each viewing is the first.”

 

RJ Young and Sir Duncan

“Photographing for my own joy, occasionally collaborating with inspiring artist.”

Russell J. Young produces  prints in his NW studio, using archival pigments on museum quality 100% cotton fine art paper.  Edition prints are numbered, titled, dated, and signed.  Framed prints are matted with museum quality 8 ply mat board and then framed with a gallery style matte black, wood, or metal frame behind museum glass. His 2021  collection is now available at Fairweather House and Gallery framed or unframed.

 

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

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Also available at Fairweather House and Gallery ‘In The Mist Book- Giving Voice to Silence’  hardcover book by RJ Young. $50
“Exquisite photographs capturing Oregon’s mist-clad landscapes, urban moments and enchanting coastline illuminated by nuanced poetry.” 

 

“Watching the dark clouds fade, and looking into….. the bright…. the new…. and the wonders of 2021.”  RJY

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Natural edge table showcasing distinct grain and burl by NW wood artisan Stuart Dittbrenner.

“Art is everywhere and it is the job of the artist to identify it.”  SD

This is an unparalleled highly figured and spalted 3 inch thick maple table and measures an impressive 76L X 24W X 18H  with its base proportioned at 4.5 X 2.5 X 53  and resting on a maple beam. The verticals supporting the top are figured maple, as well.

$3895. Signed by the artisan.

 

 

Stuart Dittbrenner, with his art known as StuArt, has been inspired by the many wood artisans in the Northwest and marvels at the tactile characteristics of wood and its textures, color, figuring, and reflective qualities. He relishes the manipulation of wood and the discovery of the numerous fine finishes available to create unique art. He delights in the feel of the finished object in his hands. He produces thoughtfully-crafted mid century furniture that blurs the line between art and utility. He believes each piece of wood has its own character and mind.

 

 

 

 

My projects involve the violent interaction of raw materials, tools and techniques of woodworkers and other artisans to generate the forms I’m seeking, keeping the qualities of the material integrated into the design. In this way the organic life of the tree influences the finish and my creation extends the life of the tree indefinitely.

​The challenge is to make sense of the material and convey to the observer my vision of form, space, texture, color and motion. To that goal I constantly seek to challenge the limits of my skills and imagination.

Start with inspiration, add raw materials, manipulate and progress through stages to conclusion. This is my passion as an artist and craftsman.

My challenge is to make sense of the material and convey to the observer my vision of form, space, texture, color and motion. To that goal, I constantly seek to challenge the limits of my skills and imagination.”  Stuart Dittbrenner

 

Judges Award – Ocean Shores National Show
Blue Ribbon – Quilceda Woodworkers Show
Blue Ribbon – Kitsap Woodworkers Show
Best of Division – Northwest Woodworkers Show
Best In Category – Quilceda Woodworkers Show
Best in Category – Puyallup Woodworkers Show
Blue Ribbon – Northwest Carvers Artistry in Wood

 

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

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We highlight Made by NW Hands (™) in whatever way possible.  It is more important than ever before that functional and decorative art survive the pandemic to be enjoyed for generations to come. We are renewing a promise to promote to the utmost our artists, artisans, and community through the most difficult period in a lifetime. –D. Fairweather, gallerist, curator, and allied member ASID.

 

“One of the things we have been learning overwhelmingly is the increased demand for authentic products and work that has a story to tell.”

 

Indeed, there is a natural synergy of things well-made between a gallery, an interior designer, and a group of artisans.  The craft discipline in the NW is such a diverse and rich source of ideas and provides a thoughtful appreciation of a place. Thankful and grateful.

 

Please note our 2021 hours will  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.

 

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.

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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

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

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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

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In the not-so-distant past, gift certificates were thought to be unimaginative during the holidays, however, 2020 is a different story.

Shopping and gift buying during this year, the holiday season will be a whole new experience. Since many of you are still wary of spending extended time indoors, now is a good time to buy gift certificates from a favorite store in your community.

Businesses of all sizes have been affected by the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and small cultural art businesses have been disproportionately impacted. 

We believe this is why gift certificates are the perfect solution and your loved ones will be able to pick out special gifts themselves in the future. ‘Tis an all-around good way to support businesses during this difficult time.

 

Gift certificates available from Fairweather House and Gallery, gift wrapped, and hand delivered through December 23rd. 

Support the arts, support the artists, and support the gift of handmade products in an oh-so-merry shop local way.

 

Handwritten personalized gift card

Call us  at 503)738-4003, leave a message and we will get back to you.

Let Fairweather’s handle your happy holidays details.

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

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