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 ....















Monday, September 29, 2014

First Friday on October 3 is the last First Friday in 2014

We invite you to come join us in the final First Friday event for 2014 - October 3. The theme this month is "A Hunt For History," emphasizing the original settlers in our community and the historic nature of many downtown buildings. Visitors can participate in a History Questionnaire and earn a chance to win one of four prize baskets. Downtown merchants and special guest, Augustus Fanno, - portrayed by local thespian Paul Roder - will be on hand to assist with answers to the questions which are proposed.

Visitors will find live music throughout the downtown - Reggie Houston on sax at Beaverton Bakery; DonnaLynn Music at Lanphere Enterprises; Terry Halstead at Beaverton Florists, and Equinox at Holistic Health Clinic. As always, Best Rate Limos will provide complimentary Hop In/Hop Out limo service during the event. Look for Limo Stop Signs to catch a ride!

Best Rate Limo Service @ West & Broadway

Art On Broadway will have our usual Silent Auction with original art items by our members for guests to bid on. Refreshments are included as well as an opportunity to see the new exhibits in both the main and west wing galleries. We are open until 9 p.m., with bidding on auction items closing at 8:30. Don't miss out on an opportunity to purchase original art at great prices!

Guest Wall for October - Beaverton's Visual Chronicle Collection

We are pleased to once again partner with the Beaverton Arts Commission to present Beaverton's Visual Chronicle Collection - a series of twelve paintings depicting scenes of some of Beaverton's most memorable locations. The exhibit opens on October 1 and continues through November 1, with a reception on Saturday, October 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the work in this collection. A sneak preview is shown here with a watercolor painting by Portland artist, Sunny Smith.
"Carr Chevrolet" by Sunny Smith

Meet Our Newest Gallery Artist - Sandy Dutko


Beginning October 1, Art On Broadway is pleased to announce the addition of Sandy Dutko to our family of member artists. Sandy is also a member of Painter's Showcase, the Watercolor Society of Oregon, and the Oregon Society of Artists. Stop by and become acquainted with Sandy through her artwork.
Sandy knew at an early age that art was her passion and she constantly drew and painted as a child. She felt a deep love of nature growing up in the Pacific Northwest where she spent summers camping at the Oregon coast and in the Cascade mountains with her family.As a young adult she set out to discover the National Parks of the USA, crossing the borders into Canada, Mexico, and Central America. Her artwork has been inspired by these travels and her continued appreciation for the diversity and beauty of nature remains.
"Mary's Blessing," by Sandy Dutko