Emily Miller for A FINE LINE. On view @ Fairweather’s Oct. 5-31.

Wrackline periwinkle basket by Emily Miller

Reclaimed fishing rope, shells, brass beads

7″ x 7″ x 7″

First in the series of Wrackline Baskets, 2019.

“Hand-embroidered with shiny brass beads, periwinkle shells collected from the shore and beach stones.”

Emily Miller’s display for A FINE LINE, as well as art curator Sara Vickerman, who spoke about Emily’s Wrackline baskets. Also pictured is art by Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


On view

October 5-31

A FINE LINE an exhibition of representational and non-representational works of art. Working with different media the selected artists experiment with linear mark making in its widest sense. Each artist produced works inspired by places and spaces in the natural environment.

Featuring regional artists: Sharon Abbott-Furze, Bill Baily, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Karen Doyle, Bob Kroll, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Carolyn Lindberg, Emily Miller, Christine Trexel, and Russell J. Young.

“The Wrackline baskets are reminiscent of the flotsam washed up at the high tide line: the border between sea and shore, a fine line indeed.” Emily Miller

The wrack line is the line of debris left on the beach by high tide. The wrack line may be composed of a variety of materials, both organic and inorganic.
Common organic component is seaweed, such as kelp, crustacean shells and feathers. Inorganic components include bits of plastic, all kinds of ropes, and man made debris.



Welcoming coastal artists Rebecca Herren and Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Introducing emerging artists Ray Althaus and W. T.  Brown.


Read more about the artist:

Emily Miller is a lifelong artist with a passion for materials. Her ocean-inspired artwork ranges from plein air watercolor landscapes to abstract encaustic wax paintings, ceramics, fiber art, and more.
Emily Miller | Fairweather Art Gallery Featured Artist
https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com › Artist › Emily › Miller


Emily Miller, a graduate of Pacific University, helped establish the student art club. She also initiated a public art project on campus, serving as the project manager and contributing to the “Shared Roots” mural, which adorns the entrance to the Cawein Gallery.

Grace note:

“I am now deep in planning and preparation for my upcoming Ghost Net Landscape exhibit at Pacific University. 300+ students will be collaborating during the show, October 7-31. I will be installing the show with 1000+ pounds of fishing rope and net.” Emily Miller

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