Thursday, March 26, 2015

Special Presentation for April - "All You Need to Know About the Washington County Open Studios Tour - 2015"

As part of our free monthly art presentation series, 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 25, 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. 

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
 
 
 
 


Farewell

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:
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 


Sunday, February 8, 2015

February Featured Shows - Member and Guests

 

Both exhibits for February follow the theme, "Love Is In The Air," and feature 8"x 8" images with a sense of romance, love, or beauty.

Member artists Linda Baker, Alex Boyden, Rae Campbell, Sandy Dutko, Peggy Harkins, Gretha Lindwood, Pam Nichols, Kris Paul, and Donna Sanson all have at least one 8x8 in the exhibit located in the main gallery. Works include acrylic, clay, collage, encaustic, glass, oil, pastel, and watercolor.


 

"Love Is In The Air" Member Exhibit

 
 

Ten guest artists have artwork on display in the gallery's West Wing. Below is one of three encaustic paintings by guest artist, Virginia Parks:

 
 

 
 

The reception to celebration both group shows will take place on Saturday, February 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy complimentary wine tasting by Bridal Veil Winery and an assortment of chocolates goodies. Grab a date and spend part of your Valentine Day surrounding by beautiful artwork by local artists.

 
 
 

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!