Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February's Reception

We had a good turnout on Valentine's Day for our February Artists Reception. It marked the introduction to Mark & Kristi Gonzalez, owners of Bridal Veil Winery, who will offer free daily wine tasting in the gallery starting in March. They joined us over the weekend to offer samples of their wines and sell wine by the glass and by the bottle.




 
 
Mark and Kristi will also share the story behind their new venture in a free presentation - "The Marriage of Art and Wine"  - on Sunday, March 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the gallery. The presentation is free but registration is required. To register, email donnasansonartworks@comcast.net.
 
 
In addition to wine, there was an abundance of chocolate at this reception, with the big hit being a decadent chocolate covered chocolate chip cookie dough delight made by Bert Cohen; and guests were treated to their choice of either a white or yellow rose to  celebrate the special occasion. In case you missed the evening, here are a few photos:
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 


Sunday, February 8, 2015

February Featured Shows - Member and Guests

 

Both exhibits for February follow the theme, "Love Is In The Air," and feature 8"x 8" images with a sense of romance, love, or beauty.

Member artists Linda Baker, Alex Boyden, Rae Campbell, Sandy Dutko, Peggy Harkins, Gretha Lindwood, Pam Nichols, Kris Paul, and Donna Sanson all have at least one 8x8 in the exhibit located in the main gallery. Works include acrylic, clay, collage, encaustic, glass, oil, pastel, and watercolor.


 

"Love Is In The Air" Member Exhibit

 
 

Ten guest artists have artwork on display in the gallery's West Wing. Below is one of three encaustic paintings by guest artist, Virginia Parks:

 
 

 
 

The reception to celebration both group shows will take place on Saturday, February 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy complimentary wine tasting by Bridal Veil Winery and an assortment of chocolates goodies. Grab a date and spend part of your Valentine Day surrounding by beautiful artwork by local artists.

 
 
 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Opening Member Show for 2015

Once again, our twenty member artists have provided an opportunity for you to enrich your lives through their beautiful artwork. The latest exhibit of work is displayed throughout the entire gallery this month and includes large, medium, and small creations - a size to enhance any space.

The exhibit opened on January 3 and continues through the month. Please join us for our monthly Artists Reception on Saturday, January 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet the artists and learn more about what inspires them and keeps them motivated. Enjoy a glass of wine, some tasty treats, and an opportunity to see new works by local artists in our friendly gallery.

To quote Henry James, "It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process."


 
Metamorphosis by Sam Hingston

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year! Plans for 2015

Thanks to all of you who helped make 2014 a successful year at Art On Broadway. We appreciate your interest and support, and hope to see you often during the coming year.

We have plans for some new activities, but our regular events will continue as well.
  • Join us at our Artists Receptions on the second Saturday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. for wine tasting, delicious nibbles, and early previews of new work. Meet the artists and discover what inspires them to do what they do!
  • Bridal Veil Winery will be offering free wine tasting at our receptions during the months of February and March - you won't want to miss sampling their delicious local wines.
  • Sign up for a free framing workshop with master framer, Robin Dreyer, on Sunday, February 22, from 1 to 3 p.m.  Bring a piece of artwork to the workshop and Robin will give you some suggestions on how to best present your work. He will also educate you on the Do's and Don'ts of framing. Reserve your space now.
  • Mark your calendar for our Guest Spring Boutique during the month of April. Invited guest artists will offer a wide selection of gifts for Mother's Day, Graduation, Weddings & Bridal Showers, and so much more.
  • Join our new Art Reflections Group where we will meet to discuss books, movies, etc. with Art as the central theme. Free to join - details to follow.
  • Attend a workshop with Pam Clarke of Peonies & Possibilities and learn how to design a decorative grouping to complement your favorite piece of art. Date and time to be determined.
  • Sign up to host an art shopping experience in your home. "At Home with Art On Broadway" will come to you so your friends and neighbors can enjoy shopping in the comfort of your home. Call the gallery for details.
  • Rent the gallery for an intimate group gathering. Think about hosting your Bridge club, your Bunko group, your Book club, your HOA  board meeting, etc. surrounded by inspirational artwork by local artists. What about a Sunday afternoon tea? We rent by the hour or by the afternoon or evening. Call the gallery for details.
  • "Call to Artists" Guest Shows, Group Guest Shows, and Individual Artist Guest Shows are offered throughout the year on our West Wing Guest Wall. Call to schedule a month for yourself or your group while spaces are still available.
  • "A Day at the Museum" - if there is enough interest in this idea, the gallery would be happy to organize a field trip to Portland Museum or other regional museums. Sign up on the list for Field Trips and you will be contacted.

We're serious about our art and our place in the community, but we have fun doing what
 we do and want to share our love and enjoyment of the visual arts with all or you!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 


Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Boutique - It's Happening Here!

It's happening here! It's almost happening now!

Our annual Holiday Boutique officially opens on Friday, November 28, at 11 a.m.

Avoid the crowded malls and major retailers, and instead shop in the friendly atmosphere of Art On Broadway gallery. Our boutique offers many wonderful items for gift giving  -  all designed and crafted by local artists!

In addition to our member artists, we have invited 15 guest artists to exhibit and sell their creations in our gallery through December 27.

Choose from fine jewelry by Debra Carus and Serena Van Vlaken; fabric scarves, purses, throws, jackets and labyrinths from Patti Isaacs, Judilee Fitzhugh, Bonnie Garlington, Deborah Hilleary, and Melinda Paterson; painted hosiery by Donna Joslyn; quilted table runners, tea wallets, and tea cozies by Claudia McCarter and Deb Messina; metal bird sculptures by Joe Pogan; encaustic cards, gift tags, tote bags, and mini paintings by Virginia Parks; ceramic sculptures, pots, and wall hangings by Barbara Hilleary and Angela Neiwert; and holiday wreaths by Barb Hunter.

Gifts from our gallery are unique, memorable, and of the highest quality. Shop once, shop often, plus come to our December 6 Holiday Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. - wine and refreshments, and great conversation with the artists.













Small Boxes Beaverton - November 29 thru December 5

 
 
Art On Broadway is happy to be a part of this new event in the historic district of Beaverton's downtown. Eleven retail businesses, all within walking distance of one another, have joined together to launch a "passport" event for this holiday season. Pick up your passport for Small Boxes Beaverton at any of the shops, walk away with a free promotion from each of the shops you visit, and enter to win a drawing at each location for an in-store prize worth $25. If you visit all eleven stores and get your passport stamped, you will be eligible to win one of eleven $50 gift certificates or a grand prize basket filled with treasures and gifts.
 
 
 
 
 
Small Boxes Beaverton opens on Saturday, November 29 and continues through Friday night, December 5. Participating  businesses include Beaverton Bakery, Beaverton Kia, Copper Creations Gallery, Costume Avenue, Peddler's Pack, Peonies & Possibilities, Quilter's Corner Store, Rose City Modern, Sublimity Snow & Skateboards, and The Vault Vintage Clothing - in addition to Art On Broadway.
 
Lots of prizes, lots of special promotions, and a very fun shopping experience without the hectic pace and bustle of mall shopping.
 
In addition, if you have an American Express credit card, you can earn a $10 credit for a $10 charge to your AmEx card. Shop at three stores that accept American Express, which Art On Broadway does, and get a $10 credit at each from AmEx - up to $30.  Many of the other businesses participating in this event also accept American Express.
 
Keep in mind that our annual Holiday Boutique will be up and running during this event. For more information on the boutique, read my Holiday Boutique posting.
 
Of course, we'll have all the fabulous work by our members on the walls, in the windows, and poised on our pedestals. Be good to yourself - shop local and shop Small Boxes Beaverton.
 
 
 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

October Demo - Oil Painting by Nancy Cuevas

Nancy did a wonderful oil painting demonstration in October. She set up a fall still life arrangement and wowed her audience by almost completing the piece in less than two hours.

Artist demos at the gallery are free - it's a great way to see at artist at work. We hope you'll join us at a future art demonstration. Look for postings on the Current Events section of our Website.


 
 

 
 

 
 
 

October Reception - Nancy Cuevas

 
In case you missed the reception ....