For CREATIVE CLASS, a Fairweather exhibition, Cherisse Mia, N.W. artist, that magically combines paint and gems, including Alberta ammolite, with abstract art. Completely unique, powerful art and very imaginative. 

I am an amateur geologist due to my fascination for all things gemstone which led to the totally
unique idea of combining gemstones and art into a unique three dimensional collage.  I like the
backgrounds to resemble earthy elements for setting off the gemstone arrangements.”  CM

As a young girl growing up in Washington State I was steeped in art and culture and as a child of the seventies was specifically drawn to modern art.  The West Coast imprinted on every cell of my being oceans, mountains and rain forests.  CM

My paintings incorporate a background in art and design.   Much of my work is lavished with rare Alberta ammolite, a vivid opalized gemstone with gorgeous metallic colorations found in no other place in the world. I enjoy ammonite hunting expeditions where I become a living part of the landscape as I imagine what it may have looked like aeons ago when all the land was covered by a shallow sea. CM

Cherisse Mai, newest Fairweather Gallery artist, personally delivered her latest gemstone paintings in November, after a 14 and 1/2 hour drive from Canada.

Pictured with her Forest Nights art, in the background is forest art by Thorn Valley, “Elk Spray” by Neal Maine, landscapes by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, pastels by Gretha Lindwood, oils by Sharon Kathleen Johnson, watercolor by JoAnn Pari-Mueller, vases by Mike Brown, encaustics by Peg Wells, live edge console by Stuart Dittbrenner, twig baskets by Charles Schweigert, wood sculpture by Martin Conley, glass by Christine Downs, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, cloches by Linda Olsen, necklaces by Pat Tulip, and earrings by Mary Truhler. All Made by NW Hands ™.

The next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on December 3 in the Historic Gilbert District.

Nov. 5 through Nov. 25 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

CREATIVE CLASS featuring watercolorist Bill Baily, photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, textile painter Cicely Gilman, calligrapher JoAnn Pari-Mueller with pen and ink artist Vanessa K. Stokes. 

Introducing N.W.  artist Cherisse Mia, who applies ammolite gemstones to abstract art.

Celebrating more than 15 years of representing more than 200 regional artists by showing original art on display with a new themed exhibition each month.

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Find where original art is integrated daily with irreplaceable humanity, friendship, and beauty.

Beautiful things. This is the Fairweather Gallery.

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