Handwritten thank you notes are so infrequent in our digital age that when one is received, it makes a statement. Sharing a few recent notes received.
“You are such an incredible inspiration. Thank you for doing so much to care for this precious coast and its people and for your amazing contributions to the planet. With deep gratitude.” Katie Voelke, Executive Director, NCLC, North Coast Land Conservancy, June 2019.
“I count on being in your gallery one of the most thrilling things in my life. I enjoyed the show so much. So did my family, who made a weekend in Seaside we will never forget. Bless you for including me in your wonderful group of artists. It was fun to see a father unable to hold back his tears while watching his daughter give her talk at Fairweather’s.” Carolynn Wagler June 2019
“Thank you for a beautiful reception. You are a class act. I spent some time at the beach recently and talked to many business owners about the current show at Fairweather’s. Many knew you and said wonderful things about you and the gallery. What a grand entity you have created.” Jan Rimerman July 2019
MAKING WAVES opening artist reception. July 2019
Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer.
Q: Guess who visited recently on a Monday during the high season at the beach, you ask?
A: UK, Texas, Kentucky, Hood River, Arizona, Bend, New York, Seattle Florida, Colorado, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Tacoma, Missouri, Idaho, BC and California. And too, all visited on Monday July 8, 2019! “Lots of people in; lots of appreciation for all the hard work you do for everyone,” Joan Smith, gallery hostess.
Over the years, more than 1500 hand written thank you notes have been mailed to the featured artists after an opening reception.
Joan Smith, Fairweather’s Director of Style, has suggested a different hostess dress code for every exhibition since 2009. For July 2019, Joan recommended dressing in blue and white for the opening reception of MAKING WAVES.
Kathy B., Fairweather’s Director of Hospitality, has created gorgeous plates of hors d’oeuvres, for every exhibit has been distinctive. For July 2019, Kathy designed ruffle cups of blue berries and nuts combined with chocolate brownies.
Joan Smith, a retired school principal, has proof read each unique thank you note composed for over 140 exhibitions. Indeed, Joan corrected the grammar in the rough draft with a red pen, always the educator…
Fairweather House and Gallery
August month-long exhibition
Opening reception during
Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Aug. 3, 5-7:pm
In the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside
Jan Rimerman finished her July 2019 note to the gallery with the news.
“I will get you my September show synopsis to you soon.”
And, so, we now share our September show theme.
CONTRASTS Sept 7- 25
Fairweather House and Gallery
Opening artist reception September 7, 5-7:pm during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.