Toni Avery


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.

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

BALANCING ACT tablescape #1: mouth-blown art glass vase, recycled glass beverage glasses with sand-blasted dragon fly motif, mixed media collage by NW artist Sherrie Stahl, hammered copper necklace by NW metalsmith Nikki Hatt, fused glass series by Christine Downs, hand-carved pedestal by master wood-worker Stuart Dittbrenner, and hand-stitched felted, filled door knocker October ornaments.

BALANCING ACT tablescape #2: impasto oils by Leah Kohlenberg, micro oil jellyfish series by Vicky Combs-Snider, wall clock by master wood-worked Stuart Dittbrenner, art glass platters and plates by Christine Downs, landscape mural strike-off by Toni Avery, vintage mouth-blown glass, hand-blown eggplant vegetables, and wood turned candlesticks with Illumne candles.

BALANCING ACT tablescape #3: velvet and chintz hand-sewn pumpkins with dried gourd stems by textile artist Pat Tulip, mouth-blown stemware, exquisitely crafted, highly coveted Melmac grape clusters cascading over a Fairweather signature mouth-blown glass vase, autumn oil painting by Melissa Jander, silk ribbon rolls, and artichoke retro-resin vegetables.

Q: Why are retro/ mid-century faux veggies and fruit trending, you ask?

A: It was an element of surprise, happiness, and playfulness that fake veggies and glass fruit are used as props as display items in the gallery. Customers asked if the fake food items were available for sale.

“Consumers are craving interior design choices that are as comforting as they are whimsical.”

Q: Why the exhibition theme of the BALANCING ACT, you ask?

A: Saying goodbye to summer and the seasonal art on display could be challenging. However, highlighting the time during early fall has historically proved fruitful. It is time to hit the reset button and balance the indoor and outdoor activities on the calendar. The September fall season is the adult time to visit Seaside and view comforting and calming art. It’s the second summer.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

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. 

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

Made Mostly by Hand. “Mermaid on Shell” by Sandy Visse was created for Fairweather’s September exhibition, BALANCING ACT.

Look. Mermaid turned. Perfectly balanced.

For BALANCING ACT, a Fairweather exhibition, summer and fall oil paintings by Michael Muldoon, a collection of hardcover cookbooks on display with retro and mid-century wood picture frames, and autumn art glass by Christine Downs.

For BALANCING ACT,  fluted fused glass by D’arcy Martin, sculptures by Chas Martin, art glass by Bob Heath, handpainted textiles by Janis Childs,  art glass plates and platters by Christine Downs.

From the opening reception of BALANCING ACT, Fairweather’s September exhibition, a collage created by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall,  Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer. Top left: Melissa Jander, en Plein air artist, showing her painting of a dancer. Middle left: Art Walk hostesses. Bottom left: Art Walk patrons. Right top photo: guests and visitors. Right bottom: artist Marga Stanley, speaking about her art created for the show.

BALANCING ACT is just beautiful!!!
Walking into your gallery is a delight, and how you have artfully displayed all the work is fantastic. Hugs.
M

P.S.: You are a treasure!!!!!!!

Aw, gee whiz. Thanks. M.



Taking all this new work and putting it together in such an artistic manner, planning out each display with thoughtfulness, mindful of the theme you created, and having it all come together with such a stunning visual experience is just amazing.
Thank you for all your hard work!

Cheers.
Tom

For BALANCING ACT, artist Toni Avery is pictured with her impressive 4×6 painting, encaustic art by Peg Wells, and art glass by Christine Downs.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Through September 25

 BALANCING ACT is an exhibition highlighting the symmetry found in contemporary and traditional art.

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. 

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

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

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

“The Balance”
Acrylic on wood cradle
24×18
MARGA
 

With each coat of paint, whether watercolors, gouache, acrylics, or oil comes depth and motion…it’s exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer to the next. I love using odd tools to paint with….for instance, Some images in my whimsy collection are painted with a toothpick (I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife) MARGA

Frankenbunny’s Tea Party (ants included)
Oil on wood board
11×14
MARGA
 

Frank N. Bunny’s trying to escape the ants by balancing his tea cake on his head. His tea party is not going as planned. And the ants keep coming.”  Marga

My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it repeatedly, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt. I love the movement of things… whether it’s the hair or feather on a bird’s head or the drooping of a flower’s leaf…I want to make my painting live and breathe. I read Bedtime Stories in Marga’s World for eight delightful years on KMUN radio. I wrote my own children’s story. This was stimulating and a great way to fuel my imagination for my art. MARGA

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

September 3 through September 25

 

 BALANCING ACT, an exhibition highlighting the symmetry found in contemporary and traditional art.

Features watercolorist Paul Brent,  ceramic artist Sandy Visse, mural artist Toni Avery, en Plein air 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. 

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

Raw edge wood sculpture with inlaid marble and slate mosaic by mater artisan Stuart Dittbrenner. Also showing artist Gary Pearlman’s abstract strokes series and artist Martha Lee’s impasto art selected for Fairweather’s DIFFERENT STROKES August exhibition.

For DIFFERENT STROKES, Fairweather’s August exhibition, watercolor artist Lieta Gratteri featured art created from her summertime garden and presented new gift cards during the opening reception at Fairweather’s.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

DIFFERENT STROKES, an exhibition of original abstracts and contemporary works.

Through August 25

Features mixed media by Bill Baily, watercolors by Paul Brent, en Plein air work by Karen Doyle, Art Deco works by Rene Hafeman, acrylic art by Ashley Larsen, fused glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindbergimpasto art by Martha Lee, and encaustic works by Peg Wells.

DIFFERENT STROKES collage of featured art:  Birch Trees watercolor by Paul Brent, mixed media works by Bill Baily, en Plein air by Karen Doyle, and encaustic art by Peg Wells.

First shout out! Celebrating the arts since 2004, Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is a journey through the Historic Gilbert District. Free and open to the public,  parking is found on Holladay and Oceanway. The next event is on September 3 between 5- 7 p.m.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

September 3, 5-7 p.m.

Seaside

Opening reception for BALANCING ACT, an exhibition of contemporary and traditional art.

Features watercolorist Paul Brent,  ceramic artist Sandy Visse, mural artist Toni Avery, en Plein air 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. 

Neal Maine, naturalist, lecture at 6 p.m. 

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 2009

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

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

 

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 being in the Northwest.

Find where interior design is not decorating but rather giving coastal homes the peaceful lifestyle. Find where everyday dreams are integrated with irreplaceable humanity, friendship and beauty.

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.

Basketful by Toni Avery

Basketful original by Toni Avery, 36 x 36″

“Flowers represent youth, sensuality, tenderness, splendor, passion, love, and beauty, but at the same time, they also represent the unbearable finitude of life.”

Toni Avery is an artist working primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Her images reflect the range and diversity of the surrounding landscapes from the forests, beaches, and surrounding land of the Willamette Valley, to abstracts and still life.

 
MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST:
After receiving her Art degree from Marylhurst University, Toni Avery worked as a Design Consultant but was never far from her love of painting and photography.
Today she uses a number of her photographs as subject matter for paintings, referring to them only as “points of departure”, but it is her vision that completes a painting.
Toni’s artwork can be seen in many public collections, as well, such as Kaiser Permanente’s “Healing Artwork Collection,” and on display at the Westside Medical Centers in Oregon.
Her artwork has been included in art and architecture of commercial buildings, including the Seaside Convention Center.

Fairweather Gallery

612 Broadway

Located in the Historic Gilbert District

Seaside, Oregon

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

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

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.

THE SEA ENDURES display I: Pair of pen, ink,and watercolor originals “Lunar” “Seaglass” by Vanessa K. Stokes, abstract canvas “The Sea” by Diane Copenhaver, art glass bowl by Bob Lecari, fused glass fluted work by D’arcy Martin, fused glass plate by Carolyn Lindberg, seeded glass stemware, mouth blown espresso lidded vessels, handblown charcoal glass, down filled velvet pillows in marine and stone washed driftwood tones,  linen runner with edge detailing in sailor stitch, handwrapped seed pearl flower stem, and stainless silver console table.

THE SEA ENDURES display II: Encaustic beeswax painting on board oceanscape “The Cove” by Peg Wells, pair of finely detailed  sea turtle oil paintings by Vicky Combs-Snider, platitum edged mouth blown stemware, handmade marble candlesticks,  and silver leaf table with beveled edge glass top.

THE SEA ENDURES display III:  Seascape oil paintings “Abide” and “Spindrift” by Karen Doyle,  handmade wire baskets,  wheel thrown pottery, artisan crafted vessel,  mouth blown glass candlesticks, and  substantially sourced wood etagere.

THE SEA ENDURES display IV: Seascape oil paintings “King Tide”  “Winter Sea” by Ron Nicolaides, seaglass earrings by Barb Walker, beach stone necklaces by Christine Johnson, bracelet and earring pairings in semi-precious gemstones by Mary Truhler, handmade sea-themed mugs by Marcia Hudson, organic bowls by Marilyn Cohn, handstiched silk runner by Cicely Gilman, fish platter by Sandy Visse, marbled, stacked hand made paper box by Christine Trexel, blister pearl necklaces by Mary Botitta, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, and hand printed ocean scape throw by Lee Munsell.

THE SEA ENDURES display V: Abstract oil painting “Cliff” by Karen Doyle, encaustic seascape “Winter Storm” by Emily Miller, crushed seaglass fused glass platter by D’arcy Martin, ocean art “What is Below” by Toni Avery, ocean waves beeswax art ” Water” by Peg Wells, aquarmine jewelry by Mary Truhler, hardwood bound  sea-themed coffee table books, hand distressed nickel plated candle sticks, recycled glass stemware, hand made beaded earrings by Michelle Shigemasa. and coral glass by Monet Rubin.

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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

Staging by KD Fairweather, Allied Member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

THE SEA ENDURES featuring artists Toni Avery, Bill Baily, Martha Denham, Karen Doyle, Colette Fallon, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Phil Juttelstad, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, Neal Maine, Lee Munsell, Ron Nicolaides, and Vanessa K. Stokes, among others through November 25.

Grace note received

This exhibit, which runs through November 25, is filled with artwork that depicts where the Oregon land meets the Pacific Ocean.

We appreciate Fairweather’s dedication to exhibiting the beautiful work of Pacific Northwest artists and their support of coastal conservation. NCLC

North Coast Land Conservancy http://NCLCtrust.org/

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