Atoll hand-applied, one-of-a-kind shell mirror, 32 x 44, with driftwood garland, laser-cut zinc bowl, redwood, pewter, and leather-wrapped picture frames,  shell art in shadow-box light oak picture frames, hand-made shell candle ring, nautilus shell framed art, and in the mirror reflection, encaustic bees wax art by Peg Wells, oyster duo oil on linen painting by Paul Brent. 

CLEVER tablescape featuring pottery Made by NW Hands ™ from Dawn Derosa, tooled leather picture frame, hammered aluminum frame, cast silver frame, mouth-blown stemware, hammered zinc candle sticks, formed wire sphere, encaustic art by Emily Miller, hand-selected shells in to-go gift bags, and an espresso silk runner.

CLEVER gallery wall with imaginative, innovative, and carefully selected Made by NW Hands ™ works and imaginative art by Penelope Culbertson, Vanessa K. Stokes, Leah Brown, Neal Maine, and Paul Brent.

For the April Fairweather exhibition, CLEVER, we found alot of the good stuff—unexpected ideas, day-brightening displays, the latest in wearable textiles, and artsy news you just might want to know—and then sharing the pics and info to you.
Thanks to Linda Fenton-Mendehall for the photographs and to KD Fairweather, allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers, for the staging.

Close-up of a textile work of art, a wearable wonder by Jeanne Walker. Silk threads went cleverly wandering in a one-of-a-kind coat. One size fits all.

And, too, for CLEVER, carefully selected vintage high-end designer sample wear from RLauren, Ann Taylor, Gap couture, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tribal, and Façonnable, delightful finds in silk, linen, and cotton, mostly in sizes xs and small.

Find fashion looks from the 1980s. Durability lasts, and vintage benefits sustainability efforts.

For CLEVER, artist Jan Rimerman tailors art cozies from her former jogging outfits to protect art in transporting from the studio to the gallery; artist Vicky Combs-Snider extended art to surround the edges of spring floral works; and Jeanne Walker created fashion from scraps of silk and ribbon, layered and stitched multiple times.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St. 

Located in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside

The CLEVER exhibition features work crafted by hand.

Introducing unique pottery by Seaside artist Dawn DeRosa.

Highlighting Oregon Myrtlewood sculptures by Mike Brown, pen and ink work by Vanessa K. Stokes, art by Jan Rimerman, handmade books by Christine Trexel, and textiles by Jeanne Walker.

On exhibit through April 25

Find harmony in exquisite materials, combined with the spirit of many artists who know how to apply the mark of being in the Northwest.
Indeed, staging CLEVER surprised us a lot this April, and we want to be sure you do not miss it.

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