Fleur-de-lis pattern on velvet with the reverse in 100% pure silk.

The technique is known as devoré, from the French for “devoured,” because the silk is spackled away by an applied paste.


Approx. 70 “x 14”

One-of-a-kind by Seaside textile artist Cicely Gilman


Cicely Gilman, the artist, quilts silk into wall hangings, creates framed mix-media silk art, and hand-makes silk scarves using unique patterns.

New. Here. Now. Fairweather House and Gallery. January. 2023.

Cicely Gilman uses a special sugar, salt, and sunlight recipe on silk to create unique patterns.

Cicely Gilman is a vibrant North coast personality in fashion and textiles. Throughout her life, she has cultivated a personal style that is both witty and exuberantly idiosyncratic.

She dresses to complement her art using fabrics adorned with her textiles.

And, once upon a time, our very own Vanessa K. Stokes, abstract watercolor, pen, and ink artist, had the opportunity to meet the fashion icon Cicely Gilman at an after-hours event. Vanessa, a self-styled icon-in-the-making, says, “When I get dressed for someplace to be, I will spend more time searching to find an outfit and doing my makeup than I will spend at the actual event.”

Gallery opening receptions with LIVE music by Chelsea LaFey and Richard Thomasian, artist talks, Seaside LIVE ™ painting demonstrations, door prizes, and treats. 

Fairweather 2023 exhibition themes:

Mar 04   Forward Path

Apr 02   Clever

May 06   Op Art

Jun 03   Good Stuff

Jul 01   Framing the View

Aug 05   A Complete Unknown

Sep 02   Off the Wall

Oct 01   Lost and Found

Nov 04   Beyond

Dec 02  Anticipation  

Meticulous displays, like none other, with disciplined attention to design perspectives.

Find harmony in exquisite materials, combined with the spirit of many artists who know how to apply the mark of a specific themed Northwest exhibition.

Find where interior design is not decorating but giving coastal homes a peaceful lifestyle.

Find where everyday dreams are integrated with irreplaceable humanity, friendship, and beauty.

This is Fairweather’s.

612 Broadway Street 

Seaside, Oregon


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