Jeanne Walker


Stylist Jessica Stokes organized the wearable fashion runway show during the opening of LUSH, Fairweather’s March exhibition adding playfulness, sharp-dressing, and vintage clothing.

It’s like wearing archived collectibles; each piece has history behind it.”

Jessica Stokes finds vintage clothes that are in near pristine condition and that has just the right amount of (re) trending-now in fashion awareness.

There’s a rise in people looking at things that already exist, that are beautiful, that are usable, not only to take inspiration from – but also to use as fabrics for creation.” 

Three Fairweather textile artists, left to right:  Jessica Stokes, Jeanne Walker, and Cicely Gilman pictured together during the opening reception of LUSH on March 5, 2022. Note the mixed patterns, rather than matched fabrics, perfectly selected vintage jewelry, and must-have fashionable hats.

The perception of vintage as the logical retort to fast fashion and of upcycling as alternative forms of making – that is the surest sign that vintage has real traction. A generation that has everything to gain and nothing to lose by embracing sustainable practices is waking up, and they mean business.”

VIntage cocktail dress found by textile stylist Jessica Stokes. 

It’s more than just trendy, it’s a lifestyle – [the popularity of vintage] has come through education and it’s a response to fast fashion – and that’s good. My hope is that vintage becomes the new luxury. Fashion is how we signal our intent,” says former Vogue editor-in-chief Abigail Chisman.

In addition, Jessica Stokes has selected vintage brooches, designer vintage jackets, and fabulous hand-painted wood chargers (at remarkable pricing). On display through March 25.

I have a whole new clientele – because people want to save money, and find something well made and original.”  JS

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Located in the Historic Gilbert District

Seaside, Oregon

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Vignette #1: Original oil paintings by featured LUSH artist Emily Schultz-McNeil, art glass by NW makers, Illume candles, handmade paper spheres, balsa wood flowers, bamboo runner, cut crystal candle sticks, cloissone picture frame, Fine Art buffett lamp, vintage faience tulip bowl, fused glass platters by Carolyn Lindberg, and verdigris candlesticks with linen, wool, and chenille down filled accent pillows.

Vignette #2:  BASKETFUL original painting by Toni Avery, a handmade felted tree with miniature wood springtime ornaments, handpainted pastel wood eggs, Papyrus cards, vintage wood baluster candlestick, mouthblown glass cloche, Murano art glass, handmade felted bunny, handmade seed pearl floral stems, foil wrapped and ribbon top tied decorative eggs, vintage French tray, and silk runner.

Vignette #3: LUSH featured artist Toni Avery’s original painting, wood sculpture by Martin Conley,  mouth blown art glass, carved bone picture frames, handmade candle tapers, handpainted dotted wooden swiss eggs, mouthblown stemware with gilted accents, wood turned candlesticks, Illume luxury home fragrance, original landscape by Jan Shield, and handmade balsa wood lily flower.

 

Vignette #5:  Lush featured artist Mary Lyn Gough’s original watercolors, antique French folly garden urn, fused glass platters by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, original en plein air landcapes by Karen Doyle, original oils by Michael Muldoon, floral oil paintings by Melissa Jander, bamboo branch sculpture by Charles Schweigert, encaustic painting by Diana Copenhaver, art glass by Christine Downs, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, jewelry by Mary Truhler, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, and textiles by Jeanne Walker.

Vignette #6: Blue and yellow original watercolor paintings by Mary Lyn Gough, selected for the display in the Fairweather Gallery front entrance, to show solidarity in support of Ukraine, handcarved wood twig chair, and crewelwork down filled decorative pillows, placed in support of Ukraine artists. In the background are Neal Maine’s nature photography.

 

Arts and culture illuminate the better parts of humanity, and do not exist on a separate plane from political, social or moral issues. This is made evident by the countless acts of unity and support for Ukraine in the face of this crisis.

We are inspired by the courage and resilience of Ukraine and its people as they defend their lives and way of life. We hope that their spirit ushers in peace and understanding around the world.” IMG 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Located in the Historic Gilbert District

Seaside, Oregon

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Lush exhibition staging by KD Fairweather, Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to artists, and our products made by an artist’s hand.

Save the date and time. The next Fairweather opening artist reception is April 2, 5-7 p.m.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside

Through December 23

A GOOD FIT, an exhibition highlighting Northwest makers and crafters.

Features NW art by Toni Avery, woodturning by Mike Brown, wood sculptures by Martin Conley, wood craft by Stuart Dittbrenner, jewelry by metalsmith Nikki Hatt, fused glass by Bob Heath, and textiles by Jeanne Walker.

 

Fused glass art bowl by Bob Heath, sandblasted beverage glasses by Rox Heath, pendant necklace by Nikki Hatt, and glass heart by Bob Heath.

Fairweather House & Gallery

A premier source for stylish, chic, one-of-a-kind livable furnishings, unexpected art, and the most unique accessories. Glass, paintings, photography, wood, stone, bronze, sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry are made by NW hands.

 

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

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

 

Fairweather House and Gallery attends to the well-being of family, community, and business through an uncompromising commitment to honesty, fairness, integrity, and excellence. Mission Statement

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

 

Complimentary jewelry gift wrapping.

Special thanks to Avery and Will for the assortment of gift boxes.

Jewelry by Mary Truhler, watercolor abstracts by Lieta Gratteri, photographs by Neal Maine, triptych landscape by Toni Avery, hydrangea oil by Melissa Jander, floral still life by Emily Schultz McNeil, pen and ink portrait by Vanessa K. Stokes, and pottery by Marcia Hudson.
Heron oil painting by Paul Brent, wood sculptures by Martin Conley, landscape oil by Karen Doyle, silk and cotton ribbons by the yard, hardbound coastal cookbook, fused glass platter by Bob Lecari, wood turned bowls by Daniel Harris, bamboo and mahogany wood runner, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, jewelry by Michelle Shigemasa, raw edge trestle table, down filled silk throw pillows, and milk painted wood lyre table.
Mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, encaustic art by Emily Miller, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, cranes by Peggy Evans, fused glass bowl by Bob Lecari, ocean ghost rope baskets by Emily Miller, willow twig table by Otis, mouth blown art glass, and selected plated glass frames.
Art by Karen Doyle, cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, assemblage vase by Jeanne Walker, calligraphy art by Penelope Culbertson, tile earrings by Kris Zorko, silk textile wall hanging by Cicely Gilman, fused glass art platter by Bob Heath, hand turned wood candlestick, and verdigris bronze stand.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Nature’s Grace on exhibition through April 25

“Truly, artists lose themselves in their work revealing the world that exists in the  imagination, transcending grace  through the muse of nature.” FH&G

Displays by KD Fairweather, allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Watercolor by Mary Burgess, art glass, masks by Cherry Harris, and visiting art patron Jessica, beautifully dressed for the Fairweather Gallery opening reception for Nature’s Grace.

Oceanscape by Toni Avery, watercolor by Mary Burgess, fish platter by Sandy Visse, bamboo linen masks by Beth Fulton, jewelry by Mary Truhler, fused glass platter by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, and diachronic glass rectangle plate by Christine Downs.

 

Close-up strike-off showing quilting details in a one-of-a-kind purse by textile artist Jeanne Walker.

 

Close-up featuring handwork, seed pearls, and vintage button details of an over-the-shoulder purse by Jeanne Walker.

 

“I’m a textile artist that creates one-of-a-kind designs using fiber. The products that I make are largely for personal use or to use as a gift. I fabricate designs using vintage, fabric, thread, and other objects. . My works have previously shown in California, Washington, and Arizona.”  Jeanne Walker

  

 

Each textile purse is signed, numbered, and includes an inside hidden pocket by the artist.

 

“My designs include advanced sewing, quilting, embroidery, and fabric painting.  Since moving to Oregon in 2021 I also incorporate objects such as shells, stones, and pieces of driftwood found from my walks on the beach.”  —Jeanne Walker

 

 

 

And, too, a timely springtime shoutout from paper and bead artist Peggy Evans.

Crane bunnies!

 

New, for the spring season of 2021!

Handpainted fabric with reversible quilt fabric lining…fashionable ready to wear…

Artful masks by Peggy Evans.

Trending now!

Making do.

Hands-on art like sewing, paper folding, and painting has gained traction as relaxing alternatives to screen-heavy activities going forward into the 2nd COVID year.

Indeed, art enhances the overall quality of life, generates a better environment for sheltering in place, allows more accommodations for those joyful moments at home, and inspires more make-it-work creativity..”  FH&G

 

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

“A premier source for stylish, chic, one-of-a-kind livable furnishings, fine art, and the most extraordinary accessories.”