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.

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Above: Lace agate set into a silver silver frame with maker’s hallmark. Earrings by Jim Hayes.

Above: Top left, bumblebee jasper stone/  top right, lapis/ bottom left, abalone with sterling fringe/ bottom middle, turquoise set in hammered sterling/ bottom right, Deschutes jasper. All earrings are set in sterling.

Oval abalone shell, set in silver with sterling silver fringe earrings.

Jim Hayes is a talented silversmith who also cuts, shapes, and polishes the stones in his eye-catching designs. His unique jewelry showcases the beauty of nature, and all are made by hand.

Jim Hayes has a love for natural stones. He uses stones found In Oregon, cuts, and sets his stones in a sterling silver setting with his maker’s hallmark. Jim Hayes has been designing and crafting jewelry for thirty-plus years. Started at the Saturday Market in Portland, eventually expanding into The Real Mother Goose, and later selected a few galleries in the Northwest to represent his work. He lives around lots of water, so when a break is needed, he goes and sits by the river, meditating and pretending to be fishing.

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.

Featuring  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.

 

Silver agate cuff

 
 
About Jim Hayes, silversmith:
I am fascinated with the materials I use to make jewelry. The silver, rocks, and minerals are full of the wonder of nature. It’s pretty cool that when I cut the stones I use in my work, the stones will tell me what they want.  
 


 Jim Hayes has been designing and crafting jewelry for more than forty years. He started out at the Saturday Market in Portland, Oregon. He then worked five years to expand into desired galleries throughout the Northwest, which included The Real Mother Goose, among others. Currently, his jewelry is now carried by selected galleries around the country.

Meditation time is crucial to me. I live around lots of water, so when a break is needed, I go sit by the river, meditate and pretend to be fishing. I also love to garden.Jim Hayes

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

Thank you to Jan and Dee Shield, fellow artists and Fairweather friends, for referring Jim Hayes to the gallery.

We are pleased that Jim Hayes chose us to represent his jewelry on the North Coast.