Friday, February 16, 2018

Two Artists Join The Gallery

Beginning in March, two new artists will have their work on exhibit at Art On Broadway Gallery. Welcome to Norm Enzor and Rebecca Vasquez.

Norm is a painter and works in pastel, acrylic and watercolor. His work has appeared in Guest Wall shows at the gallery over the years and he now joins us as a member. Go to Norm's website to see his work and learn more about him -

Rebecca is an encaustic artist and brand new to the gallery. Her paintings are abstract with strong color patterns and bold shapes.

We look forward to having their work in the gallery.

Friday, February 9, 2018

AOB Artists @ Celebration of Creativity, Southminster Presbyterian Church

The following member artists of AOB were selected to participate in Celebration of Creativity this year at Southminister Presbyterian Church at the corner of Denney Road and Hall Boulevard in Beaverton. This is an annual fundraiser for the church and a wonderful event to attend and support.

Patricia Rehm - Patricia is a fiber artist who excels in creating wearable art and fiber vessels. She took her first felting class at the College of Arts and Craft in 2001 and was immediately hooked. Her purses, scarves, and jackets incorporate hand-dyed silks and cotton gauze, felted beads, and needle felted embellishments.
Felted Purse by Patricia Rehm

My Internal Compass by Angela Ridgway
Angela Ridgway - Angela works in metal - scrap metal to be precise - and renews the life of the material by imagining it in a different design and with a different purpose. She shares, "The rustic metal has traveled and served a purpose, and now is transformed into something else; something just as purposeful as its original function."

Jim Scheller - Jim works exclusively in glass, kilnforming and casting at his studio in the forest on the Chehalem Mountain near Scholls. Before glass, he enjoyed a long career as an engineer and technologist. Jim says, "Inspiration comes from the forms, textures and colors of natural and man-made objects, and objects imagined."

Glass Art by Jim Scheller

Elaine Tan - Elaine has been a jewelry artist since the late 1990's. She was born and raised in Hong Kong. She combines the use of natural semi-precious stones, organic materials, metals, stones, and other materials to create designs that display a delicate mix of balance vs asymmetry, simplicity vs complexity, much like the balance of yin and yang.

 Necklace by Elaine Tan

In addition to these four talented artists, a number of former member and guest artists from the gallery are showing their work at the event as well. Look for artwork from area artists Alex Boyden, Kathryn Delany, Susan Greenbaum, Jam Hardenburger, Kyle Kraiter, and Phyllis Meyer.

The 37th Annual Celebration of Creativity begins on Thursday, March 2, with a "First Look Gala" from 7 to 9 p.m. There is a $10 fee that evening but the show is free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Art Talk At The Gallery

Please come by the gallery for a panel discussion with five of our artists on the subject of this month's show, "Change." Elizabeth Bamberger, Bert Cohen, Michael Kelly, Donna Sanson, and Beate Scheller will make up the panel and will share what sparked their imagination and drove them to create the piece of artwork they submitted.

Do they welcome change or dread it, do they choose change or does change choose them? How do life changes affect their work, their goals, their direction? Bring you questions and become a part of the discussion!

Join us on Saturday, February 10, starting at 5 p.m. Coffee, tea, and dessert will be provided.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Time To Say "So Long"

After seven and a half years at the helm of Art On Broadway Gallery it is time for me to make a change and face a new fork in the road. Oddly these two routes are titles for our current featured show and another one scheduled for May and June. 

I will be leaving the gallery at the end of February and have many items on my bucket list to investigate. 

It has been a wonderful experience to bring a fine art gallery to the community of Beaverton, and to be able to feature the high quality of art that we have exhibited in our humble space on SW Broadway. I can not thank the talented artists enough who have trusted me with their exciting and beautiful creations over the years - they amaze me with their imagination, skill, and passion for making and sharing their artwork. I also want to thank Mayor Doyle and the Beaverton Arts Commission for their interest and support of what we do; and, of course, I must acknowledge the public for embracing the gallery's presence and supporting us with its patronage.

Have no fear - Art On Broadway will continue to operate under the guidance of Bert Cohen who has been my Partner at the gallery since day one. After checking off some items on my list, I suspect "I'll be back" in some capacity as an artist in the not too distant future.

Donna Sanson

Vicki Green's Glorious Glass

Our featured artist for May and June is Vicki Green, and the title of her show is "Life's Choices - Forks in the Road." The show will open May 2 and continue through June 30. An Artist's Reception to celebrate Vicki and her latest fused glass pieces will be held on Saturday, May 12; a special presentation by Vicki will take place on June 9. Both events are free, and take place from 5 to 8 pm.

10"x10" Fused Glass Wall Hanging by Vicki Green

Vicki's show will consist of a collection of 10"x10" fused glass wall hangings mounted on wooden frames. Much of the glass will be murine which she creates in her studio in Vancouver, WA. This technique involves layering different colors of glass and melting them in her kiln. The glass is then stretched, cooled, and cut into small cross sections and placed on end to create specific designs.

Vicki explained the title of this show by sharing, "As I think in abstract about the choices I've made in my life, I think of them as forks in the road. Each choice led me in a direction and I either stayed on the road or turned around and changed roads. In some instances the fork I took was not one I'd take again but they have all rendered invaluable experiences."

The beauty of Vicki's glass is unquestionable - her choice of color is always devine, and her 35 years of passion for working in this media is clearly apparent. 

We hope you will choose to make a "fork in the road" to Art On Broadway Gallery a priority in your life.

"The Sport of Kings" is Coming Soon

Award-winning artist, Michael Kelly, is featured at Art On Broadway Gallery for the months of March and April; he brings his latest collection of mixed media paintings to the gallery in a show titled, "The Sport of Kings."

The show opens on March 7 and continues through April 28. An Artist's Reception to celebrate Michael and his latest work will be held on March 10, followed by a special presentation by Michael on April 14. Both events are free and scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m.

Boundaries, Mixed Media, Michael Kelly

Michael's work is always bold and timeless, full of energy and movement, confidently rendered, and worthy of attention from the viewer. All the excitement of horse racing is depicted in these outstanding paintings. Please stop by the gallery during one of the events or during regular business hours - Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 5.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Gallery Openings

Art On Broadway Gallery is looking for experienced artists for its next contract period starting in March. Interested candidates should email the gallery now with an artist's statement, description of artwork and pricing, digital images of current work, and a brief paragraph on why they want to become a member. We are looking for 2D, 3D, and jewelry artists. Email

AOB is a modified co-op gallery with 6-month contracts, $65 per month per artist, and 25% commission on sales.

"Change Is Here"

We have opened the 2018 season with our group show, "Change". Join us for an Artists Reception on Saturday, January 13, and an Art Talk on Saturday, February 10 - both events take place from 5-8 pm and are free of charge.

Here's a sneak peak of work that was submitted for this show -

 Michael Kelly - change in media

 Gretha Lindwood - change in media

 Russell J Young

 Mary Burgess

Blaine Johnson

Thursday, December 28, 2017

"Change" is Coming in 2018

The first show of our 2018 season will be a group show with each artist contributing a new piece of artwork inspired by the word, "Change." Install of the work takes place this Saturday with the show officially opening on Wednesday, January 3. Just a reminder that starting in January we will return to our regular gallery hours of Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 5.

A Change of Seasons - Glass - Vicki Green

Change can be the coins in your pocket or at the bottom of your purse; it can be a new hair color or cut & style; a healthier way of eating or a new commitment to exercise; change can involve a move to a new city, state, country or maybe just a new apartment across town; it can mean the addition or loss of a family member; a new job or career move, a divorce or a new love.  Change can be scary, exciting, challenging, rewarding, eye-opening, joyous, and heartbreaking. Whether we like it or not, change happens. It's part of our story.

"Open Spaces" - Photography - Russell J Young
As visual artists, we tell stories, share feelings, depict events, and record observations with paint,  paper, canvas, clay, glass, charcoal, metal, wood, fiber, ink, - materials used throughout history. Please visit us in January and February to see what our artists, using their medium of choice, have to tell, share, depict and record about meaningful "change" in their lives.


"the towers fell and the world changed" - Mixed Media - Donna Sanson

Friday, December 22, 2017

Another Look At Some of This Year's Favorites

The following are some of the many wonderful pieces of artwork that were displayed, and in many cases, sold at AOB Gallery in 2017. I am so proud of the high caliber work by our artists -  couldn't resist one more post with selections from their 2017 creations.

Here's to more great artwork in 2018!