One-of-a-kind handmade blue paper triangle box by Christine Trexel.

Triangle bow with four handmade boxes within accented with seed pearls pulls by NW paper artist Christine Trexel.

Indeed, blue signifies life-giving air and often signifies hope and courage.

“Spring 2021” encaustic composition art by Peg Wells.

 Wells, a retired nurse, remains consistent with hopeful art emerging from this time of change.

“We’ve all gone inside to reflect and heal, but after this period of isolation, there was always time to create comforting and healing art. Everyone is uneasy, all over the globe, but art can help us process the fear. Art also has the power to transform. Artists let their creativity flow, as a tool for understanding and courage.”

 

 

Aquamarine and turquoise gemstone necklace by jewelry designer Mary Truhler.

 

“Some people think that the blue colors of the gemstones symbolize the sky and sea, and that this means truth, sincerity and inspiration.”

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” — John Muir

 

 

Hand painted silk wall hanging by Cicely Gorman, watercolor by Pam Haunschild, pen and ink abstract by Vanessa K. Stokes, hand painted tile earrings by Kris Zorko, and knitted wool cloche by Linda Olson.

In addition, locking wine storage island with glass doors and pull out food safe serving drawer, made in America.

Landscape oil by Colette Fallon, watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, glass platters by Monet Rubin, double faced masks by Sai,  botanical floral cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, and natural edge console table by Ray Noregaard.

In addition, selected accessories made by hand:  mouth blown art glass, vintage Murano glass on consignment by Paul Brent, inlaid wood frames, sequined silk fame, leather frame, and sterling silver heart frame. Also featuring silver leaf wood display table with beveled glass, vintage wire garden folly, and faux fur with imprinted suede liner throw.

 

Chanel vintage necklaces by Rene`e Hafeman, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, bracelets by Karen Johnson, earrings by Mary Truhler, notebooks  and woven card by Kris Zorko.

Selected accessories made by hand:  chiseled champagne flutes, seeded bubbles mouth blown heart, gift package of caramel hearts, copper wire heart, and vintage Valentine’s cards.

In addition, frosted glass and nickel tiered etagere, wooden trug, and ruby mouth blown glass compote.

 

Fresco painting by Agnes Field, encaustic by Peg Wells, clocks by Stuart Dittbrenner, goose by Sandy Visse, pedestals by Marcia Hudson, hand painted wine glasses by Gretha Lindwood, and seascapes by Carol Thompson.

In addition, selected accessories made by hand:  signed ceramic vase, natural dried sheared juniper trees, hand forged candlesticks,  exclusive Illume ™ candles, treated natural boxwood candle rings.

Also featuring hand poured luster glass candle stands, beveled mirror, quilted silk/down pillows, fine textile scarves, woven reed runner, dyed cattail spheres, bamboo platter, and carved wood fretwork lamp.

 

 

Quilted felt pillow by Cherry Harris

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
~ Emily Dickinson

 

And, too, just in! 
New hardcover cookbooks with chef-inspired recipes combined with inspiring plated photographs and Seattle chocolatier Fran’s famous caramels. In addition, Fairweather’s offers a fine selection of hardcover design, travel, and garden books.

“Now, my hunger to cook for those I love has translated into self care. Without friends over the past year, I have cooked for myself; and I realize now that my life has been much the richer for it. When at times it has felt like the world is crumbling around me, a proper meal is something I look forward to, taking the time to lay the table prettily, and eating by soft candlelight. My best distraction lately has been ending the day with a sweet morsel of fine chocolate.

As this global pandemic lifts and, little by little, the world opens up, without doubt what I look forward to most is sitting once again round a table in the company of those I love and eating together. But for now I’m plotting tonight’s dinner, leafing through cookbooks looking for food I long to eat; and then taking the time to cook it just for me. There is comfort— a lot of love—in that, too.” — S. McAlpine

 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.
Staging by D. Fairweather/ gallerist, interior designer, and allied member, A.S.I.D.

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

The pandemic year, although stressful, has given us a lot of  time to think—about our NW artists, and specifically, the role that the gallery can have on our patrons. Indeed, many artists have produced more new work than ever before.  We are grateful for their inspirations and have been fortunate to have had the time to create new vibrant displays to complement the artwork and to highlight the month of February, always and forever, known as the season of Love.

French latch clip, rhinestone bauble, and faceted crystal earrings by Michelle Shigemasa.

 

 

Shepherd hook and mother of pearl oval earrings by Michelle Shigemasa.

 

Fused glass, crystals, seed pearls and hammered hook earrings by Michelle Shigemasa.

 

Handmade lampwork, onyx, seed pearls and silver hook earrings by Michelle Shigemasa.

 

“Lampworking is a glass technique in which a torch lamp is used to melt glass. The glasswork beads are formed by blowing and shaping with hand movements. Selecting beads, faceted crystals, and silver is a skilled undertaking for a  jewelry artist.  Knowledge of which colors work well together and good hand coordination are important.”  FH&G

 

Just in for 2021.

Michelle’s  black and white lampwork three dimensional earrings range from $35 to $45.

 

Miniature ou pettie, oh-so-pretty,  oh-so-petite, and oh là là bauble earrings at $25 from Michelle Shigemasa.

 

“Artists love using the two shades together when designing because they contrast with one another so well. Black is a bold color, which can embody a feeling of strength. White embodies purity or light. We continue to associate the two colors with good taste.”  FH&G

 

My motivational byline is design work offering artful, sassy, and classy jewelry pieces with color intertwined. I am curious about a variety of techniques to utilize in creating ageless composition.

Works of jewelry art that depict one’s zest for life grab my attention. I enjoy taking a vision and combining it with the inventive, the distinctive, and the unique into a wearable reality. I also work with dichroic, furnace, and molded glass.

Before the pandemic, my catalog of work was part of a successful fundraiser in Hillsboro, Oregon as well as shown in home gatherings, jewelry parties, and salons.   —Michelle Shigemasa.

 

 

 

 

My first muse took form as a tribute to my grandmother’s dear friend, Emma Ward. She was so loved we called her Aunt Emmy. Even as a five-year-old I knew she was a fashion icon, adorned in stylish hats, trendsetting gloves, stunning brooches, and standout ensembles of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. She was the gilded lily of her day.reminiscent of those which she dazzled
my five-year-old self. Aunt Emmy’s positive feelings were there for me to see whenever she walked into a room.

 

 

Fifteen years ago I crafted my inaugural piece, a necklace composed of gemstones, beads, findings, and a lifetime of collected charms. Since then, I have moved on to incorporate natural materials, fused and lamp work glass, and beads in making jewelry pieces reminiscent of those which Aunt Emmy dazzled my five-year-old self.  —Michelle Shigemasa.

 

“Iʻm honored to call this amazing, creative, loving woman, Michelle Shigemasa, as my friend and after decades of nurturing the next generation as one of the most amazing teachers Iʻve ever known…you go, girl.” –S. Ward

 

 

And, too, complimentary signature gift wrapping just for Michelle’s jewelry through February at Fairweather’s!

 

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

“Thank you for continuing to champion your artists, and speaking for the necessity of art in our future!

You are such a gift to your community.”

Drew Herzig/ January 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

“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

 

 

Just in from metalsmith Nikki Hatt
Ring size 8 hammered satin silver band with Vintaj key

 

Four rings handmade by Nikki Hatt

  1. Ring size 6.25/ handmade brass foldfrom with moonstone and sterling bezel
  2. Adjustable ring handmade argentium sterling with mercury dime
  3. Ring size 7.25 sterling patina worry with brass and copper spinners
  4. Ring size 7.25 handmade argentium sterling set with garnet CZ crystal

Ring size 5.50 handmade  sterling silver three ring set with garnet and stone

She teaches metalsmithing classes and conducts workshops in the Northwest on a variety of techniques including: soldering, metal clay, fold forming, riveting, wire weaving, and bezel setting.

 Shaping metal by forging with a hammer is the archetypical component of metalsmithing. Handmade jewelry is literally just that, made by the “hands” of the maker. 

 

 

From Mary Truhler

 

Just in from Mary Truhler

Iron wood pendant necklace with tiger’s eye crystals

 

 

Just in from jewelry design Mary Truhler

Mouth blown glass bubbles, pearl puddles, and seed pearl  asymmetrical necklace

Mary Truhler, retired from nursing, a career not for the faint of heart, to channel jewelry in an asymmetrical jewelry.  Keeping true to her inner voice, with designs for those who are looking to stand out from the crowd and who are equally daring with their choices.

Asymmetry is Mary’s signature design elements

If you are looking for a unique necklace, consider the contemporary edge of asymmetrical jewelry –a simple shift in design perspective.

 

 

 

Fairweather’s  jewelry artists:

Honored to represent Mary Bottita, Cher Flick, Tanya Gardner, Rene Hafeman, Nikki Hatt, Mary Hurst,  and Mary Truhler. Each artist has their own story and each piece is carefully crafted in the Northwest.

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Since 2006, the gallery has attended to the well being of family, community and business through an uncompromising commitment to honesty, fairness, integrity and excellence.”  

 Alluring, distinctive and exquisite products, never-before-seen at Faiweather’s.

“During COVID-19, the gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects while in isolation.”

Embossed leather cuff bracelet with a slideable sterling wrapped gemstone cab by metal smith Nikki Hatt

 

 Sterling silver hammer stone with flawless cubic zirconia ring by Nikki Hatt

Torch-Fired enamel dragonfly pendant by Nikki Hatt

 

 

 

 

Dragonflies were the first winged insects to evolve 300 million years ago, fossils show that they had wingspans of two feet.  Dragonflies are expert fliers and can fly like a helicopter. Their flight patterns have inspired engineers designing drone robots. They live most of their as a nymph and fly only for a fraction of their life. In lore, they represent transformation, adaptation and insight. 

 

 

Northwest jewelry designer Nikki Hatt is known for her unique combinations of semi-precious gemstone bracelets and necklaces.

Nikki Hatt metal smith

She teaches jewelry making classes and workshops in the Northwest on a variety of techniques, including: soldering, metal clay, fold forming, riveting, wire weaving, , bezel setting and more.

“Every design by metal smith Nikki Hatt starts with an original idea, sketched out to create an exquisite handmade piece of jewelry. Smithing is one of the oldest metalworking occupations. Shaping metal by forging with a hammer is the archetypical component of smithing. Handmade jewelry is literally just that, made by the “hands” of the artisan or maker. The pieces are soldered, sawed, carved and shaped without the use of mass-produced manufacturing machinery.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist

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

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

By Renee’s Vintage Designs.

Signed Louis Vuitton.

Q: Who is Louis Vuitton, you ask?

A: Louis Vuitton is a fashion house and luxury retail company founded in 1854. The label’s LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses. For six consecutive years (2006–2012), Louis Vuitton was named the world’s most valuable luxury brand.

 

“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 antique and vintage 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! Let’s dig out those pieces and give them new life. As I design, I pray over my work that whoever wears this piece, may be blessed in some way. I thank God for blessing me with this creativity and passion.”–Renee Hafeman

 

 

 AUGUST 5th, 5-7:pm

FINDINGS opening reception 

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Fairweather House and Gallery

Renee Hafeman, jewelry designer, truly has found fabulous objects of desire, master pieces! Renee will be in attendance to discuss the development of her work and the ideas that drive her creativity. 

 

 

Exclusive signature jewelry available at Fairweather’s by Renee Vintage Designs.

 

Q: Who is Dolce & Gabbana, you ask?

A:  Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury fashion house founded in 1985 by designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. They won Perfume’s Academy “Most Feminine Flavor of the Year” in 1993 for their fragrance Dolce & Gabbana Parfum.

 

In addition FINDINGS will be the 11th (!) annual emerging artist exhibition! Fairweather’s will introduce current emerging artist Whelpsy Whelp.  

Fun fact: Fairweather has launched NW emerging artists Britney Drumheller, Nick Brakel, Linda Trexler,  Diane Copenhaver, Gayle H. Seely, Kristin Qian and Rebecca Gore through the years. And, too, several of the talented artists will have new work for FINDINGS.  This is an event you do not want to miss!

FINDINGS will feature the juxtaposing an array of art from artists found at the recent BEAVER TALES ART SHOW and EXHIBITION in Seaside, as well.  New art by Emily Miller, Mariana Mace,  JoAnn Pari-Mueller and  Chris Boyer will be revealed, work created to depicting the pleasure of beach combing.

Seaside nature photographer, ecologist and biologist Neal Maine will speak at 6:pm. Summer time beverages and light bites.

Celebrating 13 years in 2017, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is all about the arts.  Visitors meet artists, enjoy light bites, view artist demonstrations, see new work or enjoy live performances in music. The event is a free and held in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Complimentary parking is on the corner of Holladay and Oceanway.

 

To read more about the Art Walk, please go to http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

An oil painting of leaves tied with string and hung on a door nail

“Caught” by Savvy Dani. An oil painting of leaves tied with string and hung on a door nail

From Savvy Dani.  “Caught” original oil on linen. 

Savvy Dani is a visual artist based in Seattle, WA. She uses traditional drawing and painting materials to unearth beauty in the world around her.

 

 

Boo

 

New! Book folding art from Mary Boitta, artist.

 

 

Christine Trexel Summer I

From Christine Trexel.  From plants grown in her garden: hand made paper, hand painted,  hand made box and hand made journals.

Eagle Sunrise

From Neal Maine.  Eagle Sunrise.  Del Rey Beach, Gearhart.

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