“Happy Trees” by Miska

Miska Salemann is a nationally collected Northwest artist and owner/operator of MIska Studio.

In addition, Miska has a family farm in the N.W. and spends time riding in the forestland surrounding her land. Perhaps, Happy Trees was inspired by respite time outdoors.

Fun facts about Miska Salemann:

  • She is a fellow gallerist.
  • She selected Fairweather Gallery to be a partner in showing her work.
  • Her daughter is a reporter in Cannon Beach.
  • She, like the owner of FG&G, has a family farm.

“Secret Passage” encaustic on the panel by Peg Wells

Artist Statement

I married a naval officer and we traveled to many countries and states . We settled in Oregon. When I was first introduced to Encaustics I  knew I had found my niche.  Painting with fire enables me to introduce my travel experience into my designs.”  Peg Wells

Fun facts about Peg Wells.

  • Her husband attended the US Naval College and had John McCain as an upperclassman.
  • Their daughter is a Doctor in the N, W.
  • Her titles of art reflect their travels throughout the world.
  • She has been a Fairweather Gallery resident artist for ten years.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.


Art sale and exhibition through May 25

For OpArt, short ‘optical art.’

Artists use unique shapes, colors, and patterns to create images that look like they are moving or blurring.

Featuring abstract art by Mike Brown in Myrtlewood, Martin Conley in gnarled maple, Diane Copenhaver in acrylics, Stuart DIttbrenner in live edge furniture, Bob Heath in glass, Carmela Newstead in oils, and Peg Wells in beeswax encaustics.


Fairweather House and Gallery has become one of the historic Gilbert District’s sought-after destinations offering an ever-changing unique visual experience. — Seaside Signal

Representing a fine art collection by an exceptional group of regional artists for over fifteen years. From traditional to transitional, contemporary to realism, and impressionism to emerging art since 2006.


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