Friday, May 19, 2017

Sam Hingston's Jellyfish Series #5

Sam shares the following about his latest fantastic sculpture, "The 5th piece in my jellyfish series is now complete. Relative to the others I have made, it is mid-sized standing at 42" tall. I designed this one a little differently than the others, using more hardwood ply for pattern and stainless steel, rather than copper, for the tentacles. I also oriented it at a bit of an angle in an attempt to give it more of a sense of motion."

Come by the gallery to see this stunning piece first hand. You won't be disappointed.  

Broadway Street Festival - June 24

Mark your calendars now. The city of  Beaverton and the Beaverton Downtown Association are planning a major event on Saturday, June 24 from 3 to 8 p.m. Broadway Street between Watson & Hall and Hall & East Street will be closed to traffic. Visitors will be treated to live music, food vendors, arts & crafts, a children's activity center, and more.

Art On Broadway will have a double booth in front of the gallery with demonstrations by some of our artists and a hands-on art activity for the enjoyment of guests who stop by our booth. Of course we will also have original art for sale by our outstanding 20 local artists.

In September, the gallery will celebrate seven years in business on SW Broadway. We are grateful for the support of our community, fellow business owners, and city leaders as we continue to provide a venue for fine art in Beaverton's historic downtown.

Be sure to add us to your list of  "must-visit" shops during this special event!

"We're The Dessert"

A visitor came in today after having lunch next door at Gloria's Secret Cafe. Her name was Eileen and she made my day by sharing that she had lunch at Gloria's and came to Art On Broadway Gallery for dessert! How's that for a compliment.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May Artist Reception - A Big Hit

Helen Brown, Vivian Olsen, and Jacqueline Newbold represented the twelve High Desert Art League artists from Bend, Oregon at our May reception this past Saturday. The group's exhibit, "Dans le Jardin" will remain on display through May 27; still plenty of time to stop by and see these beautiful paintings. 

We sold Jacqueline's painting, "Garden Delight," at the event to one very happy client. Congratulations Jacqueline!

Also being honored at the May reception was Angela Ridgway for her powerful show, "when darkness comes." Angela's work will remain on display through July 1; join us for her ArtTalk presentation on the second Saturday of June starting at 5 p.m. The presentation is free and
will include light refreshments.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday @ Two Demos Return In June

Visitors to the gallery will have more opportunities to see free art demos each Tuesday at 2 p.m. in June. Call to reserve a spot as seating is limited.
  • June 6:    
  • Rae Campbell will demonstration fused glass techniques. 
    • "As an artist, I get a lot of enjoyment when I am creating my art, and also when I am able to share with others this experience and see the joy on their faces when they either purchase a piece or create a piece of art they love."

  • June 13 
  • Carli Schultz will demonstrate electroforming.
    • "By working in a medium so old, and a discipline so ancient, I reach to the future with one hand, while standing in the footsteps of so many glass artists behind me, stretching back into time for thousands of years."
Carli Schultz - Ladybug: Glass, copper, sterling

  • June 20 
  •  Guest Artist George Schweser will share drawing techniques using pencil & charcoal.
    • George has been a regular participant in our guest shows since we first started offering them. He holds a BFA in Painting from Kansas City Art Institute; we are grateful to him for his offer to conduct a demo here at the gallery.

  • June 27 
  • Donna Sanson will share basic watercolor techniques.
    •  "I strive for compositions with strong light and dark contrast, a sense of space and time,  and a color palette that suits the subject and seduces the viewer." 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Michael Kelly Wins Award

Artist Michael Kelly was recently honored with a Merit Award for his self portrait on exhibit in the 2017 Spring Exhibit, "Intentional," at the Emerald Art Center, Springfield, Or. Michael says, "The entire show is awesome. Go see it and support art in your community!" 

Michael is a resident of Beaverton and a member of Art On Broadway Gallery in the historic downtown district.

Self Portrait, Michael Kelly

Sunday, April 30, 2017

"when darkness comes" - Powerful Show for May/June by Angela Ridgway

Work for this exhibit was installed yesterday and will officially open on Wednesday, May 3. 

Angela Ridgway reached inward to collect her thoughts and feelings about depression; she then reached outward to express those thoughts and feelings in words and visual imagery that clearly share the pain and loneliness that so many of us face day to day. 

If you've suffered from depression, or know someone who has or does, then you will quickly connect with the artwork that Angela has created, and the poetic statements she has written to accompany each piece in this exhibit.


just be here
don’t try to make me happy
just be here by my side
and let me know you care

Angela plans to donate 15% of show sales to the 
 National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI). 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tim Havens Ceramics - Thru Saturday at Art On Broadway Gallery

Tim Havens makes beautiful ceramics - no doubt about it. We have been fortunate to have some of his work for show and sale during the month of April. They will be gone after this Saturday. Don't miss a chance to buy one for Mom or someone else you know and love.

One-Of-A-Kind Gifts for Mom

Our Guest Spring Boutique ends this Saturday, April 29. Don't miss out on the selection of fine art jewelry, handwoven and felted scarves, decorative and functional ceramics, and so much more!

Our current featured member show, Timeless, also closes on Saturday. Be sure to see Michael Kelly's mixed media paintings before they are gone.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Sampling of Our Style

Just a sample of works by a number of our member artists. Drop in soon to see what's on display thru April. 

A new exhibit will open on May 3. May and June will feature the works of Angela Ridgway in our main gallery; with paintings in May by High Desert Art League artists, and in June by Beaverton High School emerging artists. Lots of exciting art now and in the months ahead!

 Abstract Acrylic by Wendy Givens

 Mixed Media by Michael Kelly

 Wooden Sculpture by Sam Hingston

 Pastel Painting by Gretha Lindwood

 Glass Bowl by Vicki Green

 Abstract Watercolor by Donna Sanson

 Naked Raku by Kris Paul

 Encaustic Monotype by Dianne Erickson

Unglazed Earthenware by Thom Caccamo

High quality, wild variety, reasonable prices - all original, all local artists!

Felting Demonstration on April 25

Our final artist demo for the month of April is scheduled for Tuesday @ Two, April 25, and will feature Patricia Rehm and her felting process. The demo is free and Patricia is warm and friendly. You will love her work, and appreciate it even more once you see her process. Hats, purses, scarves - Patricia makes them all!

More demos will be scheduled in June. Check our website for details. 

Unique Gifts for Friends and Family by Guest Artists

Our Spring Boutique continues with a wild selection of artisan gifts for graduates, brides/grooms, teachers, friends, and of course the mothers in our lives. Give something special - something made by hand, something created by a local artist, something that is one-of-a-kind, something that shows you took the time and made the effort to select a meaningful gift to honor someone you love.

Embossed metal frames, stunning decorative ceramics, gold/silver jewelry, woven and hand-dyed scarves, and more by ten guest artists. Available thru April 29. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

For The Love Of Glass - Jim Scheller

Jim Scheller's glass art as it was presented at the Marietta/Cobb Museum show in Marietta Georgia. Congratulations, Jim! 

See more of Jim's work during our regular gallery hours - Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 to 6 p.m. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Photography & Embossed Metal

In addition to all the items highlighted previously about our Spring Boutique, I want to bring your attention to the work of Russell J. Young and Barb Sedgwick.

Russell is a man of many talents - poet, set designer, story teller, and photographer. He is currently selling several of his framed photos, copies of one of his books, and photo greeting cards in our boutique. His book, In The Mist, is a collaboration with seven esteemed Oregon poets. Russell says it, "binds together poetry and photography in a relationship in which one is not excluded from the other, but rather both are met and bound and emerge as a new wholeness; a wholeness seeking that which is hidden in the mist and that which is revealed: silence, memory, breath."

Russell's book and a large print of one of his painterly photographs, along with three of Barb's embossed aluminum frames, are shown in the photo below.

Barb creates small decorative pieces of art featuring embellished copper, aluminum, and/or pewter. Anything from jewelry boxes, picture frames, switch plates, etc. She is a frequent guest artist whose work is always well received, always well priced, and often sells quickly.