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

Nancy Cuevas and "Black Corset" - Featured in October

Mysterious and seductive - bold and beautiful - all describe the subject matter of Nancy Cuevas' oil paintings featured this month at Art On Broadway. The show opens on October 1 and closes November 1, with an Artist's Reception on Saturday, October 11, from 6-9 p.m.

"Black Corset" is large - 48" x 48" - and impressive. The curvaceous lines of the female feature are accentuated by the strong contrast of light and dark. This woman definitely grabs the viewer's attention as the eye moves from head to toe and back again. She is indeed a mystery - a solitary figured posed on a warm patterned carpet but otherwise surrounded by a cool smoky blue room that absorbs her. "Black Corset" is one of seven paintings in this exhibit.

"Black Corset," Oil on Canvas

"When working out a composition," says Nancy, " I look for bold contrast between shadow and light, a distinct characteristic or essence from the sitter, and strong design elements. Setting out the paints, mixing color, and figuring out exactly what I am seeing is very meditative as the work takes on a life of its own. My subjects become very familiar to me as I deconstruct their physical forms and rebuild them again on 2d canvas. There is something joyful in recreating a moment in time. Unlike a photograph that freezes its image with the click of a shutter, my paintings capture a liveliness derived from my experience of the sitter through the time it takes me to paint it."

"I am inspired by the beauty of the human figure and nature. In my work I seek beauty, love and joy which in the end is what connects us all," shares Nancy.


September Reception

If you missed our reception on September 13, the following photos are meant to record the evening for everyone. Don and Wally's show was wonderful, it was a beautiful evening, Sue and Alex did a terrific job maintaining the reception table, Potter's Vineyard provided delicious wine, and there was a good turnout of guests. All that adds up to a successful evening.

Featured Artists:  Wally Schwab and Don Schwab

Mr. and Mrs. Don Schwartz

Guest Wall Artists - NW Figurescapes

Gallery Guests

Stuffed Grape Leaves, Cheese Plate, Artichoke Dip & More

Gallery Guest Outside

Outside Looking In

Sue Jensen & Roberta Babcock

Friday, August 1, 2014

"An Artist A Day" Demo Event - Tuesdays thru Fridays in August

Linda J. Baker in her home studio working with oil

This is the second year that Art On Broadway has offered free daily demos provided by members of our gallery. If you want to explore techniques in jewelry design, painting with soft pastel or encaustics, setting up and painting a still life in oils, etc., then this event is something you will not want to miss.

Each Tuesday through Friday in August, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the gallery, one artist will share his/her knowledge and skill creating a piece of artwork while you watch. It's a great educational opportunity if you're new to understanding how an artist thinks and works, and it's a source of stimulation and motivation for seasoned artists to try a new tool, a new medium, a new method, etc.

The schedule for the entire month is included in the Special Events section of our website. Check it out and drop by for 30 minutes, an hour, or for the entire afternoon.

Gretha Lindwood's pastel palette

New Oil Paintings by Linda Baker - "Viscosity At Work"

Linda Baker is a modern day oil painter whose paintings have the look and feel of something created in a much earlier time. Her subject matter, the richness of her palette, and her ability to fool us into thinking the copper pot, the china cup, and the ceramic vase are all much more than paint on a flat surface - these are the skills we have come to expect when we see a Linda Baker still life.
We are honored to have fourteen of her most recent paintings in our current featured show in the main gallery at Art On Broadway. The exhibit will continue through Saturday, August 30, and will include an artist's reception on Saturday, August 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Please join us for a glass of wine and a chance to meet and talk with Linda about her art. 
When visiting us to see this show, be sure to review the step-by-step photo outline of how Linda created "Koi Vase," the oil painting featured here. You will also want to mark your calendar for her free demo scheduled for Friday, August 15, from 1 to 4, as part of our month long "Artist A Day" demo event in August. See the calendar on the Special Events page of this website.  
Koi Vase by Linda J. Baker

Another of Linda's new oils which will greet you when you walk in the door ...

Chinese Lanterns by Linda J. Baker

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lake Area Artists Rent the Guest Wall for August

"Ladylike" by Janet Amundson-Splidsboel

Twenty members of Lake Area Artists are showing paintings on the Guest Wall in the West Wing of our gallery from today through Saturday, August 30. We will host a reception to celebrate the exhibit on Saturday, August 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. with light refreshments from our membership and wine courtesy of Potter's Vineyard.

Participating artists include Kay Allenbaugh, Janet Amundson-Splidsboel, Bill Bailey, Sarah Bouwsma, Michele Bufton, Mary Burgess, Jean Marie Chapman, Leslie Cheney-Parr, Airi Foote, Evelyn Fritz, , Susan Greenbaum, Jan Hardenburger, Stephen Ludeman, Deborah Marble, Jack McNally, Linda Mraz, Dee Rommel, Julie Shirley, Chris Stubbs, and Ed Thibodeau. Lake Area Artists has been exhibiting together since 1966, and we are happy to have this group showing with us this month.

Below is a sneak peek of the Guest Wall install!

Assemblage by Ed Thibodeau

From An Angle

Six of Twenty


July Reception

In case you missed our reception on July 12, here are a few photos from the event. Nikki Dilbeck's abstract acrylics were featured in the Main Gallery and paintings by members of Painters Showcase graced the Guest Wall. Guests were treated to a variety of wine from Potter's Vineyard of Newberg. Join us on August 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. for our reception honoring member artist Linda Baker and 20 guest artists from Lake Area Artists. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Potter's Vineyard - Our Wine Sponsor for July, August & September

We are so pleased to announce a partnership between Art On Broadway Gallery and Potter's Vineyard in Newberg, Oregon. Potter's Vineyard will sponsor wine at our monthly receptions on July 12, August 9, and September 13. Stop by the gallery during these evening celebrations to enjoy a glass of wine while you visit with our artists and spend some time viewing the newest artwork.

Not only are Bill and Sandy Sanchez the owners of the vineyard, they are also artists with a passion for Clay Art, thus the name Potter's Vineyard.  Bill and Sandy are honored to carry on the legacy of winemaker and grower, Laura Volkman, in her pursuit of producing premium Pinot Noir. They purchased Laura's 5-acre estate in the fall of 2012, and produce their wine in a modern facility but with true old world practices of gently handling, free-run or soft pressing, gravity transfer and lees aging in French Oak.

You can find their wines at the best local restaurants and wine shops and grocery stores in the Portland Metro Area; and they invite you to visit them during special tasting events at the Vineyard during the weekends before and during Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving to experience the convergence of premium 'old world'  Pinot Noir and classic 'hand crafter' Clay Art.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Photos From Our June Reception

Thanks to our gallery photographer, Don Schwartz, we have a photo history of each of our receptions. If you attended our June reception, you might recognize yourself in one of the following images. If you missed the event, you will get a sense of the good time we had and hopefully will be able to  attend our July 12 reception. Potter's Vineyard will be our wine sponsor and our members will provide a selection of goodies for you to enjoy - and of course the artwork will be sublime!




Going and Coming

June was the final month of Myla Keller's membership in the gallery. We will miss her -  her sense of humor, her mentorship, her commitment, and of course her artwork. Myla has moved to Washington state to be near her daughter and son, and to start another exciting chapter in her rich and exciting life. Good health,  wealth, and much happiness dear Myla!

Taking Myla's place is Wally Schwab, a ceramic artist who joins our ranks on July 1. Wally is an internationally recognized artist, and a recipient of the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant. He has shown his work throughout the United States as well as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the first World Ceramic Biennale in Korea. He holds a BS from Portland State University and an MFA in ceramics from Alfred University, New York.

He creates simple forms with vivid colors, a blend of technical and artistic mastery. He established the ceramics departments at Marylhurst College, Clackamas Community College and Portland community college Rock Creek campus. He has also taught at Oregon College of Art and Craft and Catlin Gabel School.

We welcome Wally to our family!

Nikki Dilbeck - Featured Member Artist for July

"New Abstract Landscapes," our July Featured Show with paintings by Nikki Dilbeck, opens on Wednesday, July 2, and closes on Saturday, July 26. You are invited to attend our Artist's Reception on Saturday, July 12, 6 to 9 p.m., and help us celebrate Nikki and her latest work.
Dilbeck is a "snowbird" spending half of the year in Arizona and half here in Oregon. Despite denying that her landscapes "are of no specific place and that often 'landscape' refers primarily to the compositional design of a painting," her color palette often suggests the opposite.
"Mesa," shown below, is a 24x18 acrylic on panel. It is rich in color and texture - signature elements in all of Nikki's work. She enjoys the challenge of experimenting with materials and following her intuition to make each scene uniquely her own.
Be sure to visit the gallery during July to see Nikki's paintings in person!