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.

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!


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.

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Large glass sea star signed by N.W. artist John Cook, small vintage Murano sea star, fused glass bowl by Bob Heath, sea star glass platter by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, sea star dessert pottery set by Marilyn Cohn.

About the LIFE FORMS of sea stars:
Sea stars are invertebrates related to sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and sand dollars, all of which have spiny skin that helps to protect them from predators. Sea stars are saltwater fanatics. Usually, they live for about 10 years, but some can live up to 35 years. They eat clams, snails, or oysters. › explore › animals › sea-stars

LIFFE FORMS by botanical artist and naturalist Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Hope and resilience comes in many different ways. For me it’s skunk cabbage in my yard, here with friends- Pacific tree frog and Eight spotted skimmer bringing rays of sunshine (Pacific Northwest natives) part of an exhibit at Fairweather gallery in Seaside.”  DH-L

Dorota Haber-Lehigh spoke about her work for the LIFE FORMS exhibition at the opening artist reception at Fairweather’s.

Listen to Dorota Haber-Lehigh’s calming voice as she lectures about LIFE FORMS.

In addition, to Dorota’s works of art, the video has art by Pam Haunschild, Karen Doyle, and Neal Maine.

Linda Fenton-Mendenhall has captured the iconic Seaside sea star light pole decorations and offers them in art cards at Fairweather’s. Linda serves as the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer and, most recently, posted the youtube video of Dorota Haber-Lehigh’s LIFE FORMS artist lecture (to listen click the link above).

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

LIFE FORMS exhibition

Through April 25

Featuring Seaside botanical artist Dorota Haber Lehigh

Oregon coast artist and maker Emily Miller

Pacific University Emeritus Professor Jan Shield

 Cannon Beach pen and ink artist Britney Drumheller

Mixed media artist, gallerist, and curator Jan Rimerman

Among other selected N.W. artists

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October SURROUNDINGS display #1:  Mouth-blown glass cloches,  handmade seeded glass mushrooms (signed by the artist), original pen and ink art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, vintage wood stand with mouth-blown lampwork glass mushroom, as found by Paul Brent, and  hand sewn silk patterned accent band on pumpkin velvet throw pillow.


October SURROUNDINGS display #2: Handmade pottery quail by Sandy Visse, fused glass trivets by Bob Heath,  mouthblown stemware infused with silver, wine glasses banded in platinum, handpainted champagne flutes, and inlaid bone with ebony wood decorative picture frame.

October SURROUNDINGS display #3:  Kelp fine art photograph by Steven A. Bash, woven chenille textile scarf by Bonnie Garlington, silk with fringed linen throw, handmade NW plank pedestal, fused glass tray in a petrified wood pattern made by Monet Rubin.

October SURROUNDINGS display #4: Hammered by hand gold bracelet cuffs,  vintage Murano glass, seeded glass bubbles mouth-blown bowl, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, hand-cut lucite cubes, glass sphere with gold-infused flakes; signed by the artist, and vintage mouth-blown vases. 

October SURROUNDINGS display #5: Commissioned curved glass console table, handtailored silk table surround, hardcover fine art tabletop book, fused glass art bowl by Bob Heath, banded silver and wood picture frame, hand-forged bronze candlesticks, each one-of-a-kind, encaustic leaf art by Emily Miller, and hand inlaid mosaic decorative picture frame.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway, Seaside, Oregon.

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.

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.

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

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Beautiful things emphasizing tranquility, and timelessness, this is Fairweather.


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As perfect as an autumn sunset, fused glass bowl by Bob Heath.

As perfect as a picture of a body of water, fused glass bowl by Bob Heath.

Just perfect for the men, semi-precious necklaces by Mary Truhler.

Although men’s jewelry isn’t a new concept by any means, the way we wear it today represents a vast difference from the past. They can also elevate your basic t-shirt,  casual sweatshirt, or sweater. Discover the most epic range of meaningful necklaces for guys by one Fairweather gal who leads in jewelry trends.

Ham and Egg Omelette by Marga Stanley.

Just perfect as pandemic comfort art.  Indeed, NW artists seem to be  producing more than ever before while staying safe at home and then delivering by appointment in the gallery. 

Thankful.  Grateful.  Fortunate to have creative souls in the social distancing loop.


Hello my friend
I have a piece I think you may like in a whimsical and comforing way. I like it.
I hope you are doing well and staying out of harms way.
Big cyber hugs

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“Glory” just completed an oil painting, that depicts a ray of sunshine in the clouds, by Colette Fallon.

One-of-a-kind hand cut faceted crystal ornaments.

In preparation for holiday season, we are presenting a collection of glittering, unique, and Made by NW Hands ™ ideas.

From a personal art collection, placed on consignment for December 2020, handmade art glass.

This gold infused art piece is sure to be a standout gift.

Trending now …the mixing different styles of mouth blown stemware and vintage crystal that are the perfect “mix” of modern and nostalgia.




Hand fused art glass bowl, vanilla and amber, by Bob Heath.

“I  create individual components that are fused separately, and then cut and shaped before ultimately being fused together. After the work is fused, it is cold-worked to achieve a professional finish on the surface and edges that brings out the inherent beauty of the glass.” BH


Pearl puddles, glittering gold fobs, and crystal earrings.

Fairweather jewelry artists,  Cher Flick, Mary Bottita, Mary Hurst, Mary Truhler, Nikki Hatt, Rene Hafeman, and Tanya Gardner, create one-of-a-kind designs.



    And, too, here is another fabulous idea. Purchase a gift certificate from the comfort of your home. Gift wrapped and mailed free of charge. Call us (503) 738-8899,  leave a message, we will call back and take care of all the details.


    The gifts mentioned above are hand selected available in the gallery during opening hours, or by a private appointment for personal shopping,  or through the Fairweather email system.  Indeed, we are doing our utmost to make shopping a bit easier this silly season. And, too, please keep checking in with the gallery for more blog posts about the arts.


    ALL THAT GLITTERS show now through December 23rd. 
    Fairweather’s annual December exhibition transforms our downtown Seaside gallery into an all-art, all-original, all-local, fine art and fine craft gift destination where guests can, truly, shop safely.
    December hours remain limited until there is a convincing containment of the virus.
    Open Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat 11-4, and Sundays 11-3.


    Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Safely.

    And, too, available by special appointment for a safe and private shopping experience.

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



    When you support a local business, you are also supporting your town, city, and neighborhood. Small business owners are striving hard to survive and are trying to support their community during the pandemic. Small businesses have ability to provide more personable, hands-on, and memorable customer service. Get to know your local businesses who are keeping your neighborhood and small town feeling in tip-top shape.  Stay tuned for a collage slideshow (our gift to you) of the holiday window decorations in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.




    “There is the wilderness of innocence. It is  a reminder of all that: the beauty, the power of nature, the fragility of nature and the fragility of our nature and our own being. Nature will always be here.”   Carol Jazzar

    Oil paintings by Leo Brew, glass by Christine Downs, burl wood frames, and specialty wood photo frames.

    Snowy owl photo by Neal Maine, watercolor by Don Nisbett, handmade box by Christine Trexel, mouth blown art glass, gift cards by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, carved wood candlesticks, and knitted cloches by Linda Olson.

    Encaustic art by Claudia Fuenzalida Johns, wood  bowl and tops  by Tom Willing, hand woven wire baskets, glass by Monet Rubin,  hand sewn COVID masks by Robin Montero (with the ‘nosey-bendy- thingy’), spooled velvet ribbon, and hand decorated ornaments(fa-la-la is coming).

    Watercolor bird blocks by Lieta Gratteri, seed pearl box by Gayle H. Seely, framed watercolor by Mary Burgess, and floral by Mini’s Flower’s.

    Graphite on yupo by Patricia Clark-Finley, silk and down accent pillows, and mouth blown art glass vessels.

    Glass by Monet Rubin, sand blasted stemware by Rox Heath, abstract mirror by Neal Small, and hammered nickel candlesticks.

    Impasto oils by Tedd Chilless, watercolors by Lieta Gratteri and drawings by Lori Wallace-Lloyd.

     P-s-s-t… can you spot the first hint in the photo above for ALL THAT GLITTERS, Fairweather’s upcoming December exhibition?

    Fairweather House and Gallery

    612 Broadway

    Seaside, Oregon

     WILD BEAUTY Exhibition and Art Sale

    Through Nov. 24th

    Featuring NW artists Leopoldine “LEO” Brew, Agnes Field, Patricia Clark-Finley, Dorota Haber-Leligh, Ron Nicolaides, Neal Maine, Jan Rimerman, and Vanessa K. Stokes, among others.

    The strength of WILD BEAUTY lies in the detailed and multivariate perspectives each artist brings showing us a different viewpoint.

    They all use WILD BEAUTY as the theme of their work but they use different techniques and the way they see it is distinctively unique.

    The Fairweather’s WILD BEAUTY exhibition is finely nuanced — in the selection of works, their judicious placement and the mastery of composition and diverse spot lighting.” —KR

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

    Displays by D. Fairweather, gallerist/ allied member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers. Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.




    Table display I for HELLO SUNSHINE:

    Hand painted transparent metallic luster wood turned candlesticks, hand dipped tapers, silk cording spools,  seed  pearl mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely, hand-dyed silk scarf,  hand-wrapped silk flowers,  glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, hand-woven bamboo runner and encaustic art by Emily Miller.




    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.



    Table display II for HELLO SUNSHINE:


    Hand-made kitchen/bath textile gifts for summer hostesses tied with sunny ribbon, bright hand-dipped candle tapers, hand-cast nickel candlesticks, linen/ cotton hand-hemmed runner, and glittering one-of-a-kind jewelry by Reneé Hafeman.






    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.




    Table display III for HELLO SUNSHINE:

    Hand-made hostess gifts topped with a silk sunflowers, fused glass soap trays by Christine Downs, hand-made beaded ear-rings by Mary Truhler, and hand-carved bone picture frame.






    “Part curatorial, part installation Fairweather brings together artists’ works from a wide variety of genres and mediums, grouping them into an expansive spectrum of theme and color.”


    Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for HELLO SUNSHINE


    Gallerist Denise Fairweather draws upon her life experience in design, principally as a senior level project designer/ Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers.  She thinks in terms of staging when designing exhibits.



    “I do see staging art as a kind of a set.  When an exhibit is set, complete with the proper lighting, signing and art on display, so to speak, I want to see a perfect scene, for the artists, of course, for the visitors.  The assembled accessories  are placed to complement the art created with a specifically appointed theme … all working together to create a perfect exhibition.”  


    Fairweather House and Gallery

    612 Broadway


    “The sun is but a morning star.” – Henry David Thoreau

    Now on exhibit through August 25th

    Art for the exhibition created entirely by North coast artists. Featuring art by Paul Brent, Lieta Gratteri,  Reneé Hafeman,  Bev Drew Kindley, Karen E. Lewis, Carolyn Lindberg, Neal Maine and Fedor Zubanov.


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    Q: What goes into the thought process when selecting an exhibition title, you ask?

    A:  An exhibition title is selected one year in advance. HELLO SUNSHINE was chosen to herald in the Indian Summer season, at time when the sun, seems to (finally) shine on the North coast lands.


    Yet, too, as in the August 2020  exhibition, a theme became a metaphor in relation to current events happening; it became a beacon of light, artistically speaking, amidst all the the darkness in the world happening during COVID-19.




    Save the date and time

    Sept. 5th, 5-7 p.m.

    Opening reception

    OVER and UP exhibition

    Fairweather House and Gallery

    612 Broadway

    Two artists selected were invited work on the exhibition as a collaborative project; both have a similar vision of rapport and fellowship.

    Featuring Bob Knoll and Paul Brent, and more.










    Original watercolor by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, handmade spring column candles, mouthblown glass, hand turned wood candle sticks, pottery by Suzy Holland, mouth blown stemware by Rox Heath, vintage bird feeder and bird house, silk and chenille throw pillows.

    Pastel by Gretha Lindwood, pair of whimsical artworks by Marga Stanley, mouth blown art glass, hand made potter vase, hand wired silk iris stem, hand beeded flowers, contemporary floral by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett and art cards by Leah Kohlenberg, glassware by Robin and Rox Heath.

    Art by Toni Avery, handmade tea pot by Kate Carlye, hand-forged candle sticks, fused glass by Carolyn Lindberg and mouth blown art vase

    Pottery by Suzy Holland and oil painting by Carmela Newstead.

    Art by Leah Kohlenberg, textile art by Linda Olson..

    Handmade birdie pillow by Cherry Jones Harris, feather motif handmade journal by Christine Trexel, mouth blown art glass, pottery and platters hand made by Maria Hudson.

    Handmade glass by Bob Heath.

    Handmade glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari.



    Handmade glass by Christine Downs, fused glass by Sandy and Bob Lercari, urchin rocks by Kandy Schwartz, and ocean oil by Sandy and Bob Lercari.

    Outdoor garden **folly filled with  cattail dyed green spheres and handmade moss decorative moss spheres.


    **Q:  What is a garden folly, you ask?

    A: A garden folly is usually considered a building or structure that is designed for decoration with no other purpose than to add a touch of whimsy or extravagance to the surrounding landscape. The term began as “a name for any costly structure considered to have shown folly in the builder” and was often named after the individual who commissioned or designed the project. The connotations of silliness or madness in this definition are in accord with the general meaning of the French word “folie”; however, another older meaning of this word is “delight.”

    Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.


    “This exhibit’s expectation lies in its possibility to present fresh, new perspectives, inspiration, experiences, reflection and even the possibility for transcendence in some way. Indeed, the meaning of “fresh start” is the beginning of a new period or step.  The North Coast land, truly, is in full springtime bloom for FRESH START, Fairweather’s March exhibition.”

    Sand-carved handmade glass bowl by Bob Heath

    “I do a lot of work with a technique known as drop-out which is used to create vessel shapes such as bowls and vases by carefully managing heat, time and gravity to stretch and shape glass in a kiln.”

    “This technique can be combined with strip-construction to create dramatically patterned pieces however I also use the drop-out method to create vessels which become a canvas for sand-carved imagery similar to cameo glass.”



    Painterly plate series by Bob Heath

    “I have been an active part of the Oregon glass community, having served on the board of directors of the Oregon Glass Guild for over 10 years, and as its state president in 2012 and 2013.”


    Strip-construction glass work by Bob Heath

    “My primary technique is fused glass, but that covers a broad range. I am mostly known for strip-construction work which involves cutting narrow strips of glass and placing them on edge. That technique enables the creation of highly detailed designs. Very often my designs require the creation of multiple component pieces that are fused separately, then subsequently cut, shaped and fused together to create the whole. In 2014, I was honored to have one of my works selected as a finalist in the prestigious Bullseye Emerge Glass Competition which is a bi-annual, international event to recognize and reward emerging glass artists.”



    “My artwork is part of many private collections throughout the US and has been featured in exhibitions at many galleries, including The Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft and the Portland Mayor’s office.”


    “I do a lot of work with a technique known as drop-out which is used to create vessel shapes such as bowls and vases by carefully managing heat, time and gravity to stretch and shape glass in a kiln. This technique can be combined with strip-construction to create dramatically patterned pieces however I also use the drop-out method to create vessels which become a canvas for sand-carved imagery similar to cameo glass.”


    Bob Heath artist statement

    “My engineering background expresses itself in my glass artwork, both in terms of design influence and in the precision and attention to detail that I strive for in my glass creations. My work is typically very colorful and often features geometric patterns with strong lines and sharp contrasts. Edges and rims are cold-worked and polished to give them a professional finish.

    I like to think that I work not only with glass, but also with light. I love opal glasses for their ability to reflect light and create patterns and transparent glasses for the way they transform light and the colorful shadows they cast.

    After working 35 years as an engineer at Tektronix, I retired and am now able to devote my time to my passion for creating glass art. The Pacific Northwest is home to many glass artists, due in large part to the presence of several of the world’s major manufacturers of raw art glass materials and numerous glass schools.

    This has given me the opportunity to study with many of the leading artists in the field including; Avery Anderson, Patty Gray, Melissa Paxton, Stacy Smith, Marty Kremer and Richard LaLonde.”  (See fun facts below)



    Fun facts:

    Bob Heath took classes from Richard LaLonde, a cousin to Seaside gallerist Denise (LaLonde) Fairweather.

    Rox Heath, spouse to Bob Heath, creates glass art for Fairweather’s, as well.


    Shortie I for A FINE LINE.

    Mixed media art by Bill Baily, woven bamboo basket by Charles Schweigert, black and white gull art by Leah Brown, encaustic art by Peg Wells, pen and ink drawings by Waka Takahashi Brown, photo by Susan Romersa, pottery by Suzy Holland and photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

    Shortie II for A FINE LINE.

    Pen and ink shell studies, oak leaf watercolor and grape painting by Paul Brent.

    Shortie III for A FINE LINE.

    Art by Jan Shield, platter by Teresa Weisman-Knightand semi-precious bracelets by Mary Bottita.


    Shortie IV for A FINE LINE.

    Pen, ink and wax art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.


    Shortie V for A FINE LINE.

    Handmade books by Christine Trexel and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.


    Shortie VI for A FINE LINE.

    Fused glass by Mike Fox with handmade glass by Bob Heath and Christine Downs.

    Shortie VII for A FINE LINE.

    Hand painted sea urchin rocks, signed and dated, by Kandy Schwartz.


    Fairweather House and Gallery

    612 Broadway


    On view 

    October 5-31


    A FINE LINE”  an exhibition of representational and non-representational works of art. Working with different media the selected artists experiment with linear mark making in its widest sense. Each artist produced works inspired by places and spaces in the natural environment.

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    Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.