Monday, March 14, 2016

Receptions At Art On Broadway Gallery

Here is a collection of photos from our Second Saturday receptions, including ones from last Saturday in honor of Sam Hingston...





















Friday, March 11, 2016

A "Must See" Exhibit - "Bloom" by Sam Hingston

Talk about a "wow" moment. The wooden flower sculptures being featured in March at Art On Broadway Gallery create exactly that kind of visual experience for visitors when they enter the door. Sam Hingston put his imagination, his expert skill, and his gifted sense of design into the creation of ten truly unique and stunning pieces of artwork. It is an exhibit you won't want to miss.

The show opened on March 2 and continues through April 2, with a free Artists Reception on Saturday, March 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. Join us for wine and light refreshments, and learn first hand from Sam how this collection of "blooms" came to be.

#5 by Sam Hingston

#4 by Sam Hingston

Thursday, March 10, 2016

March Guest Show

Sixteen local guest artists have work in the March "Call to Artists" exhibit at Art On Broadway Gallery. Paintings in acrylic, oil, and watercolor, photography, metal, ceramic, and glass work are all represented. The title for the show is "Patterns & Nature."

Congratulations to the following artists: Elizabeth Chadwick, Jeanne Cuddeford, Scott Cutler, Linda Gerrard, Lieta Gratteri, Olga Ivkin, Blaine Johnson, Karen Lewis, Cindy Marsh, Lonny Morgan, Kelly Hallman Oreskovich, Carolyn Pettitt, Angela Ridgway, Jim Rowley, Edyta Salak, and Russell Young. Join us in honoring these guest artists at a reception on Saturday, March 12, from 5 to 8 pm.

Olga Ivkin, Acrylic, "Pacific Coast Pines"

Lonny Morgan, Ceramic, "Angel Fish"

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March Changes

Sad to see three of our member artists leave our group. It has been such a pleasure to represent the work of Roberta Babcock, Alex Boyden, and Sandy Dutko. We hope their busy schedules will once again allow them time to be part of  Art On Broadway Gallery.

Many of you are familiar with Roberta's work - and some of you own one of her whimsical horses, dogs, cats, and human figures. They have graced our windows and pedestals for years, grabbing the attention of passersby and luring them into the gallery.

Alex's loose and luscious pastel landscapes always invited the viewer to look closer, to see more, and to appreciate the beauty of a simple scene and a quiet moment.
Detail of "Fence, 1"
Sandy is the busiest lady I know and her experimental approach to painting results in one success after another. She handles watercolor, acrylic, and collage with such ease.

 Two Worlds
"Two Worlds"
Our very best wish to these three talented artists.

Welcome Irena Ellis and Diana LoMeiHing

We couldn't be happier to welcome two new painters to our gallery membership. Irena Ellis and Diana LoMeiHing joined us on the first of March and we are honored to have them as members.

Irena Ellis is a resident of West Linn and works in encaustic and cold wax. Two of her paintings that are on exhibit through April are shown below.

"The Path Taken"

Diana was born in China, educated in Italy, and recently moved to Portland with her photographer husband Bill Hornaday. She works primarily in a combination of watercolor and acrylic.

"The Reeds Battle Their Way Out Of The Magic Pond"

"Secrets Abound In The Trees Of The Canyon"
We invite you to stop by the gallery and see their work in person.

Exciting Work By Our Members For March

Just want to share some of the wonderful work on exhibit this month by our membership. In addition to the exciting featured show by Sam Hingston, you will find the following work at Art On Broadway Gallery through the end of April.

 Linda Baker's "Tulips" - Oil

Peggy Harkins' - Wooden Box - "Winter Solstice"

Gretha Lindwood - Pastel

Wendy Givens - Acrylic

Virginia Parks - Encaustic

Donna Sanson's - Acrylic

Monday, February 8, 2016

Reminder - Your Valentine Will Love You Even More

Less than a week until Valentine's Day so this is a special post to all the men out there who want to honor their Valentine with something truly special. Women love jewelry and flowers - we have both at Art On Broadway; and our jewelry and flowers both last a lifetime. Choose something wonderful from any one of our four jewelry artists who work in beads, glass, natural stone, and metals. Or select a painting that will make the day even more memorable and will bring joy and inspiration to both you and your loved one each and every day.

"Caged Bird" necklace by Wendy Robinson

"Lily Dew 1" watercolor by Mary Burgess

Thursday, February 4, 2016

February's Guest Show - "Time & Place"

Scott Cutler is one of eleven guest artists showing artwork on our Guest Wall this month. The show continues through February 27. A reception to honor the artists is planned for Saturday, February 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. Come celebrate an early Valentines Day with us and talk art with Scott and the other artists in attendance. 

"A Thin Thread Unwound," Acrylic

"A Surreal Day at the Beach,"   Acrylic & Sand

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Inside Monet's World

Last September I got to visit Giverny, and the home and gardens of Claude Monet. Of course I took photos and when I came across them this week, I thought they would make an interesting post to the blog.

Monet spent a long time choosing the right blue-green paint for the windows and stair rails so they worked well with the pinkish tone of the home's exterior.

"Everywhere in Monet's house you come across the same colors as in his pictures and his garden. In effect, his aesthetic concept embraced the entire world that he lived in." 
Living Monet  by Doris Kutschbach

The above photos are of Monet's first studio which was the former barn on the western side of the house. This space later became a day room used by the entire family. Monet and his second wife Alice lived here along with eight children, two from Monet's marriage to Camille Monet and six from Alice's first marriage.

The kitchen and dining room were bright and sunny. The Japanese prints on the walls were arranged by Monet himself.

"The everyday life of the painter and his family in Giverny followed a strict pattern. Every morning, Monet got up between four and five, sometimes had a cold bath, and after a substantial breakfast of bacon and eggs, cheese and jam along with baguettes he began painting at six o'clock."
Living Monet by Doris Kutschbach

Sunday, January 31, 2016

February's Featured Artist - Alex Boyden

Alex's featured show, "The Heart of the Matter," will open on Wednesday, February 3. Typically a painter of landscapes, Alex took a different direction for the work in this month's show, which is inspired by artichokes and Alex's father. Come to the reception on Saturday, February 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. and discuss the show in person with Alex.

"Veggie Rose," Pastel

Alex studied art at L'Ecole de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris, Hamilton College in Clinton N.Y., and Haystack School of Arts and Crafts in Deer Isle, ME. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1991 with a BFA. She participated in Portland Open Studios in 2013, had work included in Street of Dreams and CAP Art Auction in 2014, and has been a member of Art On Broadway for two years.  

Her paintings seem simple at first, but they invite the viewer to take a longer look and discover the complexities within each piece. Stop by the gallery during February and look closely at these exciting paintings and drawings.     

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Gretha is Teaching

Gretha Lindwood is now teaching pastel. If you've ever wanted to try painting with pastels, you should contact Gretha for details. Two of her beauties are shown below and are currently available at Art On Broadway through the end of February.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

I love Paris in the Springtime, I love Paris in the Fall....

I have been to Paris twice and both times the city stole my heart - it's beauty, it's energy, it's architecture, it's sense of freedom, and it's dedication to art. When the newspaper was attacked over a year ago, I felt compelled to express my love for the City of Light and for all it represents to me - the result was the collage depicted below. Currently available at Art On Broadway.

"Love Letter To Paris," Collage by Donna Sanson