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Profiles in Courage...of the Artistic Kind

Oregon Jewish Life February 2012

by Liz Rabiner Lippoff

fairweather house & gallery

At fairweather house & gallery, Denise Fairweather creates an attractive setting for a painting by Gary Pearlman. Well known in Portland for his Judaic art commissions, Pearlman credits Fairweather’s design talent for the healthy sales of his contemporary art at her Seaside gallery. Her philosophy, shared by other Oregon gallery owners, is to enhance the browsing experience. How you display the art seems to make a big difference, too. While commissions for his Judaic art sell by word of mouth alone,

Portland’s Gary Pearlman credits the design talent of Denise Fairweather for the healthy sales of his contemporary art at her Seaside gallery, fairweather house & gallery. Her philosophy, shared by other Oregon gallery owners, is to enhance the browsing experience.

One client so loved how Denise showcased one of Gary’s pieces that she bought it all: the painting as well as the table below it with all the accessories. “I am selling more original art than ever before,” Denise says. “People come over and over because they just like spending time here.”