Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Guest Show for June - Paul Kingsbury

 Sea Fever by John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
A love of the sea - that's what John Masefield and Paul Kingsbury share. Masefield expressed his feelings through poetry, while Paul Kingsbury uses canvas, paint and brushes to convey his affection for "the lonely sea and the sky."
Kingsbury acrylics are featured on the Guest Wall at Art On Broadway during the month of June in his solo show, "The Wonders of the Sea.". The show opens on June 3 and continues through Saturday, June 27. A reception to celebrate these glorious paintings and to honor the man who painted them will be held on Saturday, June 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.
This is a wonderful collection of seascapes from an artist who has spent over 40 years depicting a subject he knows and loves. Be sure to visit the gallery this month - you'll swear you can smell the salt air.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Featured in June - Pam Nichols and "Rust & Wax"

The fascination with encaustic paintings continues, and Pam Nichols is one of the reasons it is so popular in our area. Pam is inventive, fearless, and always challenging herself. She is generous with her time, energy, and knowledge; and is an inspiration to all of us at AOB and a magnet for anyone anywhere interested in the arts.

"Rust & Wax"  reveals more of her work using rusted metal and pigmented beeswax, and opens Wednesday, June 3. The show runs through June 27, with a reception in her honor on Saturday, June 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Although Pam's work can be found in other galleries and annual shows, "Rust & Wax" is her major show for 2015. We feel very honored to have Pam as a member of Art On Broadway and to be unveiling her latest body of encaustic paintings.

Planetary Travel

Updates on May Events

Lake Area Artists 2015 Show:
A number of our artists are also members  of Lake Area Artists, a group of 40 artists that exhibits annually at the Lake Oswego Art Center - Linda Baker, Alex Boyden, Sandy Dutko and Gretha Lindwood,

Congratulations to Gretha Lindwood whose painting "Quiet Anticiption" was awarded the First Place blue ribbon at the 49th Annual Show. Her painting, "On The Path," received the Mayor's Choice award ribbon. Check out the "red dots" in the photo of Gretha and her display.

In addition, Gretha has work in a pastel show at Valley Art Gallery, 2022 Main Street in Forest Grove, during June. Artist demo and reception on Saturday, June 6, from  2 to 6 pm.

AOB's "At the Movies" Group:
The group was small, but the conversation was lively as we met to share our thoughts on the movie, "Big Eyes." The highlight of the discussion was the unveiling of Margaret Keane's portrait of Linda Baker as a small child. At the time when the portrait was painted, Margaret lived next door to Linda's family in Redondo Beach, CA. and did portraits of Linda's entire family. Keane's paintings of waifs with big eyes later became highly profitable and the secret behind how they were marketed is the story behind the movie. Linda and her portrait are show below.

Check our website regularly for announcements of future discussions of art movies/books at AOB. We all agreed it was a good activity and worth repeating.

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Day Trip to Tacoma Art Museum - Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibit


If you're interested in the work of Georgia O'Keeffe and her Santa Fe artists friends, we invite you to join us on a day trip to the Tacoma Art Museum on Tuesday, May 19. We will take the train to Tacoma and walk to the museum which is located at 1701 Pacific Avenue. Their phone number is 253.272.4258 and their admission fee is, "under $10." Museum hours are 10 to 5 p.m.

The title of the show is "Eloquent Objects: O'Keeffe and Still Life Art in New Mexico." TAM also exhibits glass works by Dale Chihuly and we should have time to spend exploring this section of the museum. We'll stop for lunch either in the museum's café or at a restaurant in the area.

We can also include a visit to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, located at 1801 Dock Street near the train station. Admission to this museum is $15 for adults, $12 for senior 62+, and $13 for AAA members. .

Plans are to meet at Union Station in downtown Portland and ride up on the train as a group, but you are more than welcome to drive up and meet the group in the lobby of TAM. I will check out the train schedule and notify anyone who preregisters which train we plan to take. Deadline to preregister is Saturday, May 16. Send an email to donnasansonartworks@Comcast.net if you're interested.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Special Event - "At Home With Art On Broadway"

The weekend of April 18 and 19, Art On Broadway artists will display their work in the home of Donna Sanson, 14595 SW Topaz Lane, Beaverton, 97007. This special event, "At Home With Art On Broadway," is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday; visitors are invited to view original artwork in a residential setting and check out Donna's art studio during their visit.

"Wild Lupine," Pastel by Gretha Lindwood
The "open house" type event will feature a demonstration in hand-built clay by Roberta Babcock between 2 and 4 on Saturday afternoon, and a demonstration of painting with pastels by Gretha Lindwood on Sunday between 11 and 1. Enjoy a glass of wine and some light refreshments while you view the artwork displayed throughout Donna's house. Get a feel for how a painting or sculpture looks in a home setting with residential size walls, furniture, lamps, windows and doors.

"Starlight," Raku Sculpture by Roberta Babcock

Work by the following artists will be on display and for sale throughout the weekend:

Roberta Babcock - Clay Sculptures
Alex Boyden - Pastel Paintings
Rae Campbell - Fused Glass Bowls and Platters
Bert Cohen - Silver & Copper Jewelry
Nikki Dilbeck - Acrylic and Mixed Media Paintings
Sandy Dutko - Acrylic & Mixed Media Paintings
Peggy Harkins - Wooden Sculptures
Sam Hingston - Mixed Media Wood Sculptures
Gretha Lindwood - Pastel Paintings 
Pam Nichols - Encaustic Paintings
Kris Paul - Naked Raku Bowls & Vessels
Donna Sanson - Watercolor & Acrylic Paintings
We hope you'll stop by and enjoy some time with us during this special event.

San Hingston

Alex Boyden
Peggy Harkins
 Kris Paul
Nikki Dilbeck
Pam Nichols 

Sandy Dutko
Rae Campbell

Donna Sanson

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Special Presentation for April - "Sundays At Art on Broadway"

As part of our free monthly art presentation series (always the 4th Sunday of every month), Sharon Orella, Administrator for this year's Washington County Open Studios Tour, will share information about how Washington County artists can register, prepare, and/or volunteer for the tour; and how members of the public can get the most enjoyment from taking the tour.

This is the 6th Annual WCOS Tour and will take place this year on October 17 and 18. Registration to participate in the tour is underway with a deadline of June 1 to complete all paperwork.
Sharon's talk and Q&A session is scheduled for Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the gallery. There is no charge to attend but guests need to preregister by emailing Donna Sanson, donnasansonartworks@comcast.net.

Member Show for April - "Stepping Into Spring"

Our member show for April will be a group show entitled "Stepping Into Spring." No individual member is featured this month so it's a celebration of the work of all nineteen members, included our two new artists, Thom Caccamo and Wendy Givens.  Visit the gallery during regular business hours on Tuesday through Friday, 11 to 6 p.m., or enjoy our Artists Reception with a glass of wine and light refreshments on Saturday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.  The show continues through May 2.

Just two of the beautiful paintings in the members' group show this month -

Pastel Painting by Gretha Lindwood
 Pastel Painting by Alex Boyden


Guest Show for April - Spring Boutique

With the popularity of our holiday boutique each December, we decided to offer our guests another opportunity to shop for boutique gift items hand made by artists. At this time of year, many guests are looking for unique artisan gifts for graduation, bridal showers and weddings, anniversaries, Easter, end-of-the-year teacher gifts, birthdays, and of course Mother's Day. To this end we have invited a number of local artists to exhibit their works during April for our fist ever Spring Boutique.

 Blown Glass Vessel by Kyle Kraiter
Quilt Designs by Terry Grant

Earrings by Susie Aoki

The event opens on April 1 and continues through May 2, with an Artists Reception on Saturday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be items in all price ranges and  materials. Enjoy shopping in our friendly gallery for gifts you won't find duplicated in mall gift shops because each of the items in our collection is designed and hand made by one of  the following artists:

Susie Aoki - Silver & Mixed Metal Jewelry
Mary Burgess - Hand Painted Ukrainian Eggs, Small Boxes, Mini Watercolor Paintings
Kathryn Delany -  Pillows, Scarves, iPad Cases printed with Kathryn's digital images 
Bonnie Garlington - Hand Woven Tapestries and Scarves
Terry Grant - Quilted Wall Hangings
Barbara Hertel - Ceramic Sculptures
Deborah Hilleary - Fabric Purses, Totes, and Throws
Patti Isaacs - Silk Scarves, Folded Paper Art
Dennis King - Hand Crafted Wooden Trucks
Kyle Kraiter, Blown Glass Vessels, Vases, Bowls
Virginia Parks - Encaustics
Melinda Paterson - Fabric Labyrinths
Steve Sanchez - Ceramic Pots and Sculptures
 Barb Sedgwick, Hand Embossed Pewter Sculptures

Digital Image Created by Kathryn Delany

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Welcome to Two New Members

Beginning on April 1, visitors to the gallery will be treated to work by two new members. We welcome Thom Caccamo of Portland and Wendy Givens of Oregon City.

Thom is a builder in clay. His vessels and wall works are all hand built slabs, columns, posts and lintels that take their inspiration from architecture. Piece by piece he constructs geometric forms that are functional and sculptural.  If they were at architectural scale they would be monuments but even at the personal size of vessels they remind us of buildings without looking like houses and skyscrapers. Glaze is used sparingly, if at all, to keep the viewer focused on the forms. Instead of glaze the variations of color come from the natural color of the clay and the environment in which it is fired. His all white bas- relief wall works take on political and social themes, especially climate change and environmental degradation.

Clay Geometric Sculptures by Thom Caccamo
With a background in graphic design, Wendy uses a limited color palette of three transparent acrylics plus black and white to create her images. She layers and adjusts her colors as she paints. Often she begins with an abstract under painting and turns her canvas frequently until she settles on a direction for each piece. Wendy finds that some of her most satisfying paintings come as a result of this discovery process
'"Awakening The Dawn," 24x30, Acrylic on Canvas by Wendy Givens

"Season of Singing," 18x24, Acrylic on Canvas by Wendy Givens



Sadly, at the end of March we will say farewell to three of our AOB family. We will miss Nancy Cuevas and her realistic oil paintings and  charcoal drawings; Don Schwartz and his wide-sweeping sea/landscape photographs; and Susette Wilson and her vases, platters,  floats and bowls with swirls of colored glass. We wish them success and happiness, and thank them for the time they spent as members of  our gallery.

Big Spanish Sky by Don Schwartz

  Blown Glass Vase by Susette Wilson
Charcoal Drawing by Nancy Cuevas


Sunday, March 15, 2015

March Reception

If you weren't able to attend our reception in March, here are a few photos of what you missed:












Featured Member Show - "Artisan Jewelry," by Bert Cohen


Hammered Silver Ovals with Swarovski Crystal Bracelet by Bert Cohen 
Bert Cohen's latest jewelry creations are on display through March 28 at Art On Broadway. Fine sterling silver and Swarovski Crystals are at the heart of these new designs, along with copper and gem stones. Although Bert has been creating jewelry for about ten years, most of her latest collection uses a recently learned technique of fusing fine silver wire to make solid rings without the use of solder.

Whether you're looking for a new necklace, bracelet, or earrings, you can find a selection of all three in this month's featured show. Join us on Saturday, March 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at our monthly reception to celebrate our featured artist and the new exhibit of members' artwork throughout the gallery.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

March Guest Show - "March To A Different Drum"

Fourteen artists have work in this month's guest show. Many are first time exhibitors in our gallery while a few are "regulars." The show runs through March 28 and our Artists Reception is on Saturday, March 14. Come visit and show your support for these artists - free wine tasting offered by Bridal Veil Winery and refreshments provided by our members.

Thom Caccamo, Scott Cutler, Kathryn Delany, Denise McDonald, Norm Enzor, Kathy Hacker, Terry Hjorten, Chris Kondrats, Serafine Lilien, Amy Osborne, Shirley Sahli, Ralph Scheeler, Barbara Sedgwick, and Cherilynn SunRidge all have artwork in this exhibit. Works in acrylic, clay, digital painting, pastel, pewter, photography, watercolor, and wood are on display and available for sale.

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: