Martin Conley


“Slightly Twisted” vase by Mike Brown 

Individual sections of yellow heart, red heart, black walnut, big leaf maple, and cherry wood turned into a spectacular vase. Signed 2022.

New fall inventory of segmented nautilus sculptures: Black walnut, shell shells with maple and Sapele wood, maple, and aromatic red cedar shell by Mike Brown.

Each shell has more than 140 slices of segmented wood.

Each shell takes more than 40 hours to create. For 2022, Mike Brown introduced custom-made stands for his shells. Signed and numbered.

Mike Brown won multiple Best of Show awards at the National Artistry in Wood juried shows. And, too, h has won Best of Class and Best of Division awards at the National Juried Woodworking show for his nautilus shells.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Through October 25

 TURNING, an exhibition, featuring N.W. master wood-turners Mike Brown, Martin Conley, Stuart Dittbrenner, Daniel Harris, Robert McWhirter, and Tom Willing. Introducing live edge furniture by Richard Guadagni.

New autumn-themed art by oil painter Colette Fallon, impasto painter Karen E. Lewis, photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, and Aimee art by Vanessa K. Stokes.

Welcoming meandering gems and silver wire jewelry by Kory Delannoy.

 

 

 

Resident artist Mike Brown suggested the Fairweather October exhibition theme, TURNING, highlighting the diverse, exceptional talents of N.W. woodturners.

Connecting art seekers and makers through thoughtfully curated exhibitions, juried shows, collaborative projects, and installations. Our commitment to local artists and frequent rotation of new exhibits offers visitors a fresh and dynamic art experience.”

 

Please read more about our Seaside Gallery, our commitment to N.W. artists, and our products made by N.W. artists.

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Melissa Jander, Fairweather’s featured September artist, painted a Plein air oil sketch on the Seaside beach during her stay for the BALANCING ACT show.

Last Call.

Special Exhibition through September 25

BALANCING ACT

Features watercolorist Paul Brent,  ceramic artist Sandy Visse, mural artist Toni Avery, en Plein air and studio artist Melissa Jander, whimsical artist Marga Stanley, contemporary artist Diane Copenhaver, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, fine jewelry maker Jim Hayes, and craft maker Pat Tulip. 

Opening reception images for BALANCING ACT, Fairweather’s exhibition. Collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer. Art by Michael Muldoon on the left and the upper right is artist Toni Avery pictured with her art, and on the lower right are patrons during the September Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Connecting art seekers and makers through thoughtfully curated exhibitions, juried shows, collaborative projects, and installations. Our commitment to local artists and frequent rotation of new exhibits offers visitors a fresh and dynamic art experience.”

October 01, 2022

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

October Art Walk 5-7 p.m.

Opening reception for TURNING, an exhibition featuring N.W. master wood-turners Mike Brown, Martin Conley, Stuart Dittbrenner, Daniel Harris, Robert McWhirter, and Tom Willing. Introducing live edge furniture by Richard Guadagni. Seaside Painting LIVE (™) episode by Paul Brent. Live music by Chelsea LaFey and Richard Thomasian.


Shout out for the new season

Through October 25

The TURNING exhibition will show new autumn-themed art by oil painter Colette Fallon, impasto painter Karen E. Lewis, photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, and Aimee art by Vanessa K. Stokes.

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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.

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

West front window display featuring the archangel Samael, “the chief of warrior angels, who defends the world and people against those who attempt to bring chaos”, medieval canvas strike off by A. James from a private collector, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson “Live like it’s heaven on Earth” quote by Mark Twain, mercury glass mirror set in recycled wood, pottery by Suzy Holland, handstitched silk textile, vintage glass ornaments, and hand made velvet poinsettias.

 

East front window display featuring the archangel Uriel, “the angel of wisdom who shines the light of truth into the darkness of confusion, a  medieval canvas strike off by A. James from a private collector, botanical art by Mike Mason set in frames, art glass by Bob Heath, jewelry by Nikki Hatt, Jim Hayes, and Mary Truhler, vintage oranments, candles by Illumne, and hand made velvet poinsettia.

Close up of a bamboo and linen sculpture by Charles Schweigert, vintage ornaments, and hand made twig bird.

 

Front entry display featuring art by Colette Fallon, handmade tinsel star felt ornament, mouthblown mercury glass stemware, gold plated porcelain caddy, French wire follie table, tooled leather frame, handmade mirrored ornaments, vintage bronze candlesticks, and hand dipped copper taper.

NW photopraphs set in frames and  Tillamook Lighthouse printed on metal/glass by Neal Maine, fir box with lid by Bob Peterson, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, encaustic “Winter Storm” by Emily Miller, vintage concave picture frame, burl wood frame, tooled gold leaf frame, and raw edge table by Stuart Dittbrenner.

MIxed media watercolors by Lieta Gratteri, art deco wood vessel by Martin Conley,  painted and mounted birch tree sculpture, handturned wood candlesticks, wood pedestal by Scott and Marcia Hudson, Oregon mrytledwood bowl by Mike Brown, vintage ornaments, and raw edge wood table by Stuart Dittbrenner.

Front counter display featuring “First Snow” original painting by Toni Avery, silver planted tree trunk stands, handmade pine cone candles, forest painting by Jan Shield, encaustic art by Diane Copenhaver,  natural shaved bark shade with nickle plated antler lamp base, faux fur throw with reverisble printed suede pattern, mid-century wood picture frame, vintage pottery, authenic wood dough bowl, art glass by Bob Heath, hand made velvet poinsettias, and velvet throw pillows filled with down.

 

Staging for A GOOD FIT, December’s exhibition,  by KD Fairweather, Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.
A GOOD FIT photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Complimentary delivery of art in the local area through Dec. 23

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside

Through December 23

A GOOD FIT  highlighting Northwest makers and crafters.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

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

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Complimentary jewelry gift wrapping.

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

Front entry BE OUTSIDE exhibition display

 

Sunflower watercolor mixed media with gold dust by artist Lieta Gratteri, encaustic art by Peg Wells, whimsical bird by Sandy Visse, hand forged three tiered bronze display stand, hand woven natural reed table runner, recycled glass goblets, mercury copper glass candle holders, hammered by hand copper and silver earrings, hand dyed silk scarf by Cicely Gilman, Thai silk quilted accent pillows filled with down, recycled glass serving bowl, and made by hand sunflower glass bowls. In the background is an ocean-space by Lee Munsell, original watercolors by Paul Brent, and copper, silver and gold earrings by Cher Flick.

Front window BE OUTSIDE display

 

Handmade indoor/ outdoor birdhouses by Marcia Hudson, bird’s nest fused glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, had quilted pouf pillow by Cherry Harris, pottery bowls by Marilyn Cohn, seed pearl mosaics by Gayle H. Seely, Oregon mrytlewood mushroom sculpture by Mike Brown, bronze wire compote, hand speckled and dyed robin eggs, and gull watercolor by Lieta Gratteri.

Closeup detail of the interior window detail, twig pottery, and leaf roof composition on the birdhouse made by Marcia Hudson.

Close up detail of a maker’s mark signature for Marilyn Cohn, NW potter. Indeed, the artist carves a different face on each piece.

West wall BE OUTSIDE displays

Rendezvous mixed media fresco art Agnes Field with native flowers and NW herbs, wildlife art cards by Leah Kolenberg, twig basket by Charles Schweigert, art glass platter by Bob Heath, walnut bowl by Mike Brown,  shagreen frame, leather picture frame, and hand-forged bronze candlesticks.

Close up detail of the Rendezvous art featuring cedar pots filled with LIVE herbs and glass vases filled with LIVE native cut flowers.

South wall display for BE OUTSIDE

Art and cards by Barbara Bacon Folawn, pottery by Suzy Holland, artistic card packages by Phil Juttlestad, segmented wood vessels by Martin Conley, wood turned bowls by Tom Willing, en plein air art series by Karen Doyle, and mouth blown art glass.

 

North display for BE OUTSIDE:

Sunflower framed painting on board by Emily Schultz-McNeil, encaustic mixed media by Emily Miller,  art glass by Bob Heath, and raw edge maple and forged iron table by Stuart Dittbrenner.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

BE OUTSIDE exhibition

On view through August 25

A group show showcasing the work of regional artists incorporating painting, photography, sculpture, fiber art, and more. 

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Semi-precious jewelry by Mary Truhler, maple chest by Ray Noregaard, NW nature inspired pottery by Dan Peccia, wood turned bowl by Daniel Harris, and LIVE indoor easy-care plants. Thel growing plants are, truly, a natural air freshener (each 4″ pot cleans 100′ of household air).
Oceanscape art by Lee Munsell, glass bowl by Bob Lecari, fused glass tray by Christine Downs, “In the Mist” NW book by Russell J. Young, hammered bracelets by Nikki Hatt, wood sculpture by Martin Conley, signed vintage mouth blown sphere, tricolor wood containers from Janice Lukens, costume masks by Robin Montero, pen and ink art by Vanessa K. Stokes, water media art by Pam Haunschild, triptych, and Seaside Prom quilt collage by textile artist Tess Tappert.
Watercolor art by Lieta Gratteri, oil oceanscapes by Ron Nicoliades, seed pearl mosaic boses by Gayle H. Seely, fused glass art by Carolyn Lindberg, hand painted cards by Kris Zorko, and wood jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard.
What’s trending in the summer of 2021
NW artist cards by Lieta Gratteri, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, and Don Nisbett!
Oregon quilted beach carry-all by Betty and over-the-shoulder quilted purse by Betty. Huffman.

PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

NW art show and sale

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

An exhibition that involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

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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.

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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.

 Watercolor by Diana Nadal,  glass platter by Money Rubin, glass vase by Bob Heath, encaustics by Emily Miller, handmade journal, notebook and wall tile art by Kris Zorko. Mouth-blown wine glasses, sandblasted stemware, silk quilted accent pillow, silver leaf display table, and painted eggs made by hand.

The GREEN ROOM on display through March 25th.

Watercolor and art cards by Diana Nadal, fused glass platter by Monet Rubin, quilted pillow by Cherry Harris, clock by Stuart Dittbrenner, abstract acrylic art by Bill Shumway, wood pedestals by Scott Husdon. Mouth-blown art glass, hand-crafted cast rabbit, Hunt Slonem bunny print,  notebooks by Kris Zorko,  pottery bowl by Suzy Holland, leather, wood, and linen frames, hand-painted silk scarf, vintage iron, bronze, and wood turned candle stands. On display through March 25th.

Glass plate by Carolyn Meyers Lindberg, maple bowl by Daniel Harris, mixed media art by Jan Rimerman,  beveled glass picture frame, linen hostess gift, mouth-blown art glass, hand-carved bone frame, and NW handmade willow console table. On display through March 25th.

Art and ocean throw by Lee Munsell, stacked beveled glass serving caddy, hand-chiseled champagne flutes, mouth-blown glass bubbles, bamboo linen masks by Beth Fulton, cast plaster shell, hand-forged hurricane sconce,  wood plank console table, and faux wall texturing by Brian Anderson. Of special note is the treasured Fairweather’s grand piano, gifted to the gallery from a fellow Seaside business. And, too, see the masked and candid image of  Linda Fenton-Mendenhall (in the mirrored background) captured as the photographer was staging the photo!

Pottery by Marilyn Cohn, pitchers by Marcia Hudson, gemstone necklace by Mary Truhler, mercury glass candle cups, signed vintage vase, mouth-blown art glass, hand-painted faux eggs, wood platter by Tom Willing, cast faux chocolate bunny, hand-painted ceramic frame, hand-wired seed pearl flower stems, balsa wood hand curled filler, and hand-wrapped cut suede berry sprigs. On display through March 25th.

Art by Diana Nadal, recycled wood frame, whimsical sheep by Sandy Visse, hand-painted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, hand-made recycled wood coffee table, mouth-blown art vase,  and hand tailored linen table square. On display through March 25th.

Art by Bill Baily, verdigris candle holders, vintage metal tray, Fritz and Floyd platter and tureen, hand-made lampwork glass ladle by Cindy Erickson, hammered zinc table, mouth-blown glass cloche, Illumne candle columns, hand-forged iron candlestick, and wood turned dessert stand. On display through March 25th.

Art by Diana Nadal, vintage bunny,  art glass by Bob Heath, pottery bowl by Suzy Holland, impressionistic art by Bev Drew Kindley, and watercolor floral by Lieta Gratteri. On display through March 25th.

Mixed media art by Jan Rimerman, wood bowls by Daniel Harris, juniper wood sculpture and wood abstract tiles by Martin Conley, lampwork glass by Michelle Shigemasa,  iwatercolors by Bill Bailey, pastel by Gretha Lindwood,  hand made stemware,  mouth-blown glass art bowl, silk ribbon by the yard, recycled wooden railroad trestle table, and chalk painted wood lyre round table with drawer.  On display through March 25th.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

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

The GREEN ROOM  through March 25th.

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.

Save the date

April 3rd

Nature’s Grace

Fairweather House and Gallery  opening artist reception

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“Fairweather House and Gallery has become one of the historic Gilbert District’s sought after destinations offering an ever-changing amazing visual experience.”  –Seaside Signal/ 2008

“Stroll across the arched Broadway Bridge and you’ll see the historic Gilbert Block Building, est. 1914. The upscale Fairweather House and  Gallery, at 612 Broadway Street,  is a must-visit for anyone who is serious about Northwest artists.”  –Seaside Visitor’s Bureau/ 

 

Just in! A series of tabletop wood vessels, signed and numbered by artisan Martin Conley

$265-300

Birch, black walnut, cherry, maple, mahogany, pine, purple heart wood Art Deco stylized forms  from 17″ to 21″H

“I want eyes to appreciate the movement, colors and textures of the wood.”  MC

 

Classic, sleek geometric Art Deco approx. 18″H  tabletop wood vessel by Martin Conley 

“Working with wood commercially for more than 40 years taught me a lot about the art of exceptional joinery.”  MC

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A 3ft piece carved out of a slab of walnut by Martin Conley at Golden Road Arts studios

“I carve holes and grooves in the wood, exposing cavities, colors and textures once hidden behind a weathered exterior.”  MC

 

Soon to arrive by special request!  Twisted Juniper sculpture by Martin Conley

 “This tree was a partially burned tree, rescued  from a discard and was given to me by the city of Hillsboro.”  MC

 

Martin Conley, is a third generation Oregonian has worked in many forms from painting and photography to wood sculpture. He studied sculpture at the University of Oregon and has pursued many art forms while working as a contractor.

 

 

 

 

When contemplating a new piece of natural wood, Martin Conley lets his intuition guide him and starts carving. Negative spaces, the parts he carves away are as important as the positive space, the wood that remains.

 

 

Notes about Martin

Martin Conley creates art at a socially distanced studio.  I received one as a gift.  A friend in need is a friend indeed since I have found pandemic isolation really difficult to endure.”  –KP

“We had attended arts and culture events in our area before the pandemic. Martin Conley was unfailingly involved in either showing his own art or helping. He always took time to say hi and welcome us.” –CC

 

 

Blast from the 2019 past:

The Tillamook Forest Center opened its season with a presentation series for minds that are curious about Oregon’s forests and a sculpture exhibit showcasing dead trees  often discarded by others but turned into art by Martin Conley. Some of the sculptures were up to 8 feet tall.

Fresh Brewed Forestry featured scientists from the Oregon Department of Forestry that  offered a behind-the-scenes peek at how the agency manages forests for Oregonians.  Future topics will include the relationship between biomass and carbon reduction and how soil recovers after a wildfire.

 

 

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

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Thank you to fellow artist Lieta Gratteri for referring Martin Conley to the Fairweather Gallery in 2021.