Saturday, October 28, 2017

Johnson & Scheller Join Art On Broadway Gallery

When our new show officially opens on Wednesday, November 1, the work of two new artists will be be included in the exhibit.

Blaine Johnson is an oil painter who was recently featured on our guest wall in September. This time he returns as a member of the gallery.

He shares the following about the role painting plays in his life...

"Painting is the very key to my soul - my own delirious rabbit hole. From the beginning process of deciding what to paint, I let inspiration guide me and particularly pay attention to the feeling I want to evoke upon completion.        
I spend a lot of time outdoors painting en plein air - incorporating sight, sound, feeling, smell and intuitive mark-making to create spontaneous and intimate paintings of place and time. I invite you to join me on my  journey." 

"Sauvie Island," Oil On Panel

Beate Scheller is a printmaker - the first printmaker to join our gallery as a member; and she is the second Scheller to become a member. Not a relative, but she shares the same last name as one of our glass artists, Jim Scheller. It's such a small world.

Originally from Germany; Beate works with many types of printmaking including drypoint, etching, and lithography to name a few. She shares this about about her art..

"Experiences from many different countries have shaped my artwork. To see the world in different environments, in different time periods and with a global view is a constant challenge. With my memory (through mind or photographs) of former landscapes in European countries, but also the changes that happen every day around us, is one idea I transform into my work. The main influences of each piece, with a combination of lines, shapes or architectural components, are influenced through these experiences from nature and architecture. "

"Peek Through," Beate Scheller

Friday, October 20, 2017

"Oregon Lovescape," Watercolors by Mary Burgess

You're going to love this show! Because Mary Burgess' new works were painted with the love she has for all things Oregon, and that feeling shines through this entire series of watercolors.

"Oregon Lovescape" opens on Tuesday, November 1, and continues through the end of December. You can meet and chat with Mary at the Artist's Reception in her honor on Saturday, November 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. 

"Majestic Hood," Watercolor

Mary has generously offered to donate a percentage of her sales to SOLVE Oregon, an organization that works on clean up and maintenance of Oregon's rivers and shoreline.

In December, Mary has something else planned that you won't want to miss. Ask her about it at the November reception, or check back with us for more details.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time for Open Studio Tours

Call your closest art-loving friends and plan to share a day - or two - going from artist studio to artist studio to experience the personal work spaces of artists in the greater Portland area. Both Portland Open Studios and Washington County Open Studios are scheduled for this coming weekend, October 21-22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 130 artists are involved.

AOB will be open both days, plus a number of our artists will be waiting to greet you and share their inspiration, process, and materials. Sam Hingston, Gretha Lindwood, Virginia Parks, Donna Sanson, and Carli Schultz will each welcome you into the space where their creative juices come alive. Each  works in a different medium so you can watch Sam crafting wood sculptures, Gretha painting pastel landscapes, Virginia creating whimsical encaustics, Donna playing with watercolor, and Carli creating magic with glass and metal.

WCOS catalogs are free and can be picked up at your nearby library or at Art On Broadway Gallery. A few might also be available from participating artists. PDXOS catalogs are $15 and can be purchased at New Seasons, Blick Art Supply, Bullseye Glass, and Portland Art Museum. Both publications include maps, directions, and imagery/info on the artists involved.

Here's a peek at what you might find from our talented AOB artists - in order from top to bottom: Sam, Gretha, Virginia, Donna, and Carli...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cultural Art & Tasting Walk in Beaverton

 I hope you'll join us on Saturday, October 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. for Beaverton's first ever Art Walk. The event is sponsored by the Beaverton Arts Commission and the Beaverton Downtown Association, and includes a display of works by 16 local artists on our Guest Wall and their mini galleries temporarily located in 12 downtown businesses. 

Ruby Vineyard will be on hand at Art On Broadway during the event and will offer free tastings of several of their wines. First planted in 1973, Ruby Vineyard has some of the oldest vines planted in the rich Laurelwood soil. Ruby continues to be one of the hidden gems in the Willamette Valley, offering some of the finest Pinot Noir in the region. 

You can pick up a Passport for the event at any of the participating businesses* - visit all twelve and qualify to win one of a number of prizes donated by the business owners and sponsors. Total value of prizes is over $800. 

A sample of the work on display on our Guest Wall - "Writing On The Wall," by Scott Cutler (located at Natural Grocers); "We're All In This Together," by Barb Sedgwick (located at Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium); and "Lady In Red," by Rebecca Benoit (located at Ichabod's). Look for more work by these artists and others during the event.

*Art On Broadway, Beaverton Bakery, Beaverton High School, Beaverton Kia, Beaverton Sub Station, Big O's Pizza, Bootleggers Whiskey Bar, Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium, Cozy Coffee Company, Ichabod's, Natural Grocers, Rose City Modern, and The Rise at Old Town. All are located within an easy walk of one another. 

Then stay for our regular monthly Artists Reception which starts at 5 and continues through 8 p.m. Featured Artist is Pam Nichols through October 28. Enjoy a full day celebrating the visual arts in Beaverton. Music provided by Bob Ewing during the reception. Wine & Refreshments.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Beaverton Art Mix Winners

Such a pleasure to see two Art On Broadway Gallery artists honored with awards at this year's annual Beaverton Arts Mix (BAM) show at the main library. Sam Hingston's Bloom #22 took Best of Show and Michael Kelly's self portrait received a Juror's Award. The show continues through September 8.

We are so proud of these artists - both are such fine representatives of the high quality artwork you will always find at our gallery.

Sam and Michael at the BAM Reception

Three of Sam's Blooms were juried into the event and his most recent creation, Bloom #22, shown here in the middle of the three, won Best of Show.

Michael received a Juror's Award for his strong mixed media self portrait.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Our October Exhibit at 1st Unitarian of Portland

A number of us attended the coffees and service at First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland last Sunday, and Elizabeth Bamberger was smart enough to take a few photos of our exhibit. I'd like to share them here in case you don't get to see this show. Thanks to the hanging committee for doing such a nice job. The exhibit will remain in place through the end of October but is only available for viewing during Sunday coffees at 10:20 and 12:15.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Umbrella Update

A number of area artists turned in their one-of-a-kind painted umbrellas today for a fundraiser to benefit the Beaverton Downtown Association, a 501.c3 nonprofit.  A few of the finished designs are shown below. The fundraiser is part of the Cultural Art & Tasting Walk sponsored by the BDA and the Beaverton Arts Commission scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. Each umbrella is signed by it's designer and is meant to be used as a piece of decorative art. Some umbrellas will be on display at Beaverton Kia showroom and Art On Broadway Gallery (and possibly some of the art walk host businesses) as the date of the event nears. Contact the Beaverton Downtown Association for details, 

Virginia Parks, AOB encaustic artist, with her design

Virginia Parks, Michael Kelly, Gretha Lindwood, Patricia Rehm, Heather Johns, and Donna Sanson - all Art On Broadway artists -  each donated at least one umbrella design to the fundraiser.

Photos from September's Artists Reception

Russell Young's photos captured activity at our recent September Artists Reception honoring Pam Nichols and guest artist Blaine Johnson. Folks enjoyed themselves inside and outside of the gallery, and Pam even attended through the magic of today's technology. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tualatin Valley Creates

Congratulations to Cindy Dauer and her team at Westside Cultural Arts for unveiling their new logo and launching their new mission for the arts in Washington County. The group held a special event last night at Jenkins Estate in Hillsboro to kick off their new look and identity -  Tualatin Valley Creates.

Tualatin Valley Creates

AOB Artists - Out and About

I think Fall should be named The Season of Visual Arts Events in Oregon - there are so many events celebrating the visual arts during this time. Here are some in which our artists are participating:

Dianne J Erickson
Solo Exhibit Walters Cultural Arts Center
Vicki Green & Elaine Tan
Local 14 thru Sunday, October 1
Left  Bank Annex - NE Porland - $5 recommended donation at the door

Sam Hingston, Gretha Lindwood, & Carli Schultz
Portland Open Studios - Oct 14/15 & Oct 21/22
       $15 Tour Guides Available at New Seasons & Dick Blick   

Angela Ridgway
Clark County Open Studios, Nov. 11-12 10-5p.m.
214 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, WA.                  

Sam Hingston, Gretha Lindwood, Virginia Parks, Donna Sanson 
Washington County Open Studios - Oct 14 & 15
Free Tour Guides Available at Art On Broadway Gallery

Elizabeth Bamberger, Sam Hingston, Michael Kelly
Beaverton Art Mix (BAM) - Oct 5-8
Free at Beaverton Library during library hours

Vicki Green
Art In The Burb - Oct 14/15
Tigard High School Gym, 9000 SW Durham Rd.

Linda Baker, Elizabeth Bamberger, Mary Burgess, Virginia Parks, Angela Ridgway, Donna Sanson, and Jan von Bergen
First Unitarian Church, Main & 12th, Portland - thru November 3

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Pam Nichol's Final Exhibit At Art On Broadway Gallery

"Living: Lessons of Life," continues through Saturday, October 28, at Art On Broadway Gallery. The exhibit consists of thirteen powerful encaustic paintings by Pam Nichols, former member of the gallery and now resident of Perth, Australia.

For Pam's many followers, this is your last chance to purchase Pam's work here in Oregon, at least for now; however, she has left us with some wonderful pieces to consider.

The story behind this exhibit started with Pam's intrigue of life lessons and how people come to learn them. She asked a number of people to share a lesson they have learned in life and a brief story behind it. "I explore and honor the emotions in each story by translating them into color, shape, and form in my encaustic paintings," shares Pam.

For Lesson #12, "Moving to the Surface," a friend shared, "Sometimes in life we are put in a situation we would never expect. We rise to what needs to be done in these times. We take care of others and provide the support that they need."

Pam's painting of Lesson #12 depicts three rows of horizontal blue brick-like shapes and one vertical "brick" with small metal rods carefully attached by copper wires. The rods create a ladder-like effect leading the viewer out of the blue depth and into a wall of broken brownish pieces with a large field of light and open space on the other side. It's almost as if the "situation" has been faced and broken into more manageable pieces; a brightness awaits with the discovery of openings that offer escape into the vastness of help and support beyond. 

Is this how Pam meant for this painting to be read? Maybe, maybe not. It's what I saw however when I looked at it closely. When you visit the gallery this month, study the painting and see what it means to you.

"Moving To The Surface," Encaustic, 20x16, $895 

Monday, September 25, 2017

October Cultural Art & Tasting Walk Event

Art On Broadway Gallery is a host business along with eleven other old town businesses and Beaverton High School for a cultural art walk event sponsored by the Beaverton Downtown Association and the Beaverton Arts Commission during the month of October. The event features two components - a month long exhibit in our gallery, & an art walk on October 14.

The gallery exhibit will feature a piece of cultural-themed art by a number of area artists from October 3 through October 28, and will host an artists reception for this exhibit on Saturday, October 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Ruby Vineyards will be on hand to offer wine tasting at the gallery. The artists represented in the exhibit are: Rebecca Benoit (photography),  Michele Bufton (acrylic), Lorraine Bushek (oil), Scott Cutler (mixed media), Mehrdokht  Darabi (painted wood), Kathryn Delaney (digital painting), Lynn Deal (fiber), Karen Doyle (oil), Susan Greenbaum (encaustic), Kirk Jones (photography), Phyllis Meyer (mixed media collage), Dee Rommel (acrylic), Barb Sedgwick (metal sculpture), Sharon Segal (acrylic), Suzanne Tyler (fused glass), and Anne Price Yates (acrylic)

The art walk from 2-6 pm on October 14 will be the first of its kind, and will partner each of the artists participating in the gallery's show with one of the following old town businesses: Art On Broadway Gallery, Beaverton Bakery, Beaverton Kia, Beaverton Sub Station, Big O's Pizza, Bootleggers Whiskey Bar, Clockwork Rose Tea House, Cozy Ground Coffee, Ichabod's Tavern, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Rose City Modern, and The Rise at Old Town. Each location will also offer a complimentary "tasty" treat during the walk. Beaverton High School is another site on the map and will feature artwork by their student artists. The artists will set up their own temporary "gallery" within each business and offer their work for viewing and for sale. 

To begin the walk, visitors should pick up an event Passport (which includes a map) at any one of the twelve locations plus the high school, ask each location you visit to stamp your Passport, visit all thirteen locations and get thirteen stamps, then turn your Passport in at the final location. A completed Passport qualifies you for a drawing of prizes worth over $800. Prizes have been donated by Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Peddlers Pack, and The Vault vintage clothing store, as well as the twelve host businesses mentioned above. The drawing will be held at Art On Broadway Gallery at 6:30 pm that evening. 

Examples of work you will see on the guest wall in October:

"Japanese Koi Pond," Fused Glass by Suzanne Tyler

"We Are All In This Together," metal sculpture by Barb Sedgwick

"Lady in Red," photograph by Rebecca Benoit

Beaverton Artists Show in Portland's First Unitarian Church

Seven member artists from Art On Broadway will have work featured during the month of October at the First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main, in downtown Portland. We thank the members of the church for this opportunity to share our work with your congregation and others.

A sample of works included in this exhibit is shown here...

Encaustic by Virginia Parks

Metal Art by Angela Ridgway

Watercolor by Mary Burgess

 Watercolor by Donna Sanson

Fiber At by Elizabeth Bamberger

Oil by Linda Baker

Monday, September 11, 2017

Lost & Found

We had five pieces of jewelry parts turned into the gallery after Saturday's reception. They were found on the ground directly in front of our space. If anyone had a necklace break that evening, please check with us to see if these pieces belong to you.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Call To Artists - Deadline Extended

Area Artists (2D, 3D, Jewelry):  I wanted to be sure you all are aware of an opportunity to show and sell your work at an upcoming event in Beaverton. The city and the Beaverton Downtown Association (501c3 nonprofit) are sponsoring a "Cultural Art & Tasting Walk" on October 14. They have plans to partner artists, wineries, and businesses located in the historic downtown for this event. They asked Art On Broadway to participate and help contact and register artists; our members will also make up the jury panel along with staff from the arts commission and we will display the top fifteen entries in our gallery for the month of October. The great thing about this event is that there is no fee to enter; however, registration is just around the corner.

Interested artists should go to  and click on our "Call To Artists" page. Details for entering and the application are posted there. The deadline for entering has been extended to September 11 at 11 a.m. Please read the terms carefully. 

Quick Overview:  The jury panel will make its selections from actual artwork on September 11. All artwork will be delivered to Art On Broadway Gallery, 12570 SW Broadway Street, Beaverton in the morning and picked up the same day in the afternoon after the jury has met. The 15 artists whose work is selected for display in the gallery will need to provide a quality photo image for publicity and return the artwork for installation on Monday, October 2. The top 15, along with all artists whose work is juried into the event will be partnered with a participating business for the art walk on October 14. Members of the BDA will coordinate artist/business partnerships. Any sales that occur that day outside of the gallery will be commission free. However, 30% commission will be charged on sales of work selected for display in the gallery for the month of October. 

Note:  No fee to enter and no commission on sales you make on October 14. Carefully read the "Terms" listed on our Call to Artists registration form and follow the directions. 

Hope to see some of you take advantage of this opportunity. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

September Show Is Waiting To Impress You

Another outstanding show at the gallery for the months of September and October. We are featuring our final exhibit of artwork by Pam Nichols who moved to Perth, Australia in early August but who will remain in our hearts forever. This show is a tribute to Pam and the energy and passion she gave to all of us over her years as a member of Art On Broadway. "Living: Lessons of Life" includes twelve encaustic paintings with a story.

Images from "Living: Lessons of Life"

In addition, we are introducing three new members to the gallery - each with their own personal style and medium. Nancy Cuevas returns with a collection of mini oil paintings of cats; Elizabeth Bamberger introduces her fine art quilts; and Jan von Bergen shares a collection of her ceramic work. We are so fortunate to have these talented women join our group.

A River Far Below Fine Art Quilt by Elizabeth Bamberger

Our guest show this month is a solo show of oil paintings by Blaine Johnson inspired by a recent trip to Scotland. Rumor has it that Blaine - who loves everything Scottish - will wear his Scottish kilt to the reception on Saturday, September 9 from 5 to 8 p.m.

A Portion of Blaine Johnson's Oil Paintings Featuring All Things Scottish

I love this gallery and the artists who make it so special. Come by the gallery and see for yourself what's happening in this small gem of an art gallery on a charming street in historic downtown Beaverton.

Oil Painting by Linda Baker and Felted Wool Hats by Patricia Rehm