Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

All of us at Amato's wish all of you everywhere a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Diane Ahrendt
Karen Amato
Linda J. Baker
Bert Cohen
Nikki Dilbeck
Chris Helton
Gretha Lindwood
Joni Michell
Beth O'Mahoney
Joe Pogan
Annie Salness
Donna Sanson
Bruce Ulrich

Peace in 2011

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Year, New Works - Save the Date

"New Year, New Works"
Saturday, January 8, 2011
6 to 9 P.M.
12570 SW Broadway St., Beaverton

Amato's will start 2011 with an artists reception featuring the jewelry of Bert Cohen and the watermedia paintings of Donna Sanson. Mark your calendars now so you can enjoy the new work by these two talented ladies. The reception will also include live music by Bossa Duo, and complimentary appetizers and local wines.

As always, Amato's will display the latest creations of its twelve member artists who work in an array of exciting materials - glass, stone, metal, fiber, pastel, oil, acrylic and watercolor. We have it all at Amato's! We hope to see you on January 8.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Annie's Awesome Evening

Our very own Annie Salness was honored Tuesday night by her family, friends, and community with an evening to celebrate her spirit and the love we all have for her. Her closet friends and neighbors put together an awesome fundraiser based on prints of Annie's work and donations by a community of fellow artists. Annie surprised us with her presence and what a joy it was to see her, looking radiant as always in a Christmas green sweater and smiling face and eyes.

Joe Pogan's donation of "Bird on a Hitch" was the first piece of artwork to sell - and well over the asking price. Attendees were very generous and the event was an overall success - happy crowd of people, yummy desserts and coffee, music in the air, and artwork all around. Go Annie.

I posted an album of photos from the event on my Facebook page.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Let the Auction Begin!

We're all set for our holiday tree event. The new artwork is in place, the trees are installed, the cookies have been made, and
the gallery is decorated.

We hope to have a good crowd tomorrow afternoon to see the new art, to enjoy the live holiday music, to nibble on the "World's Best Sugar Cookies," (a recipe from the kitchen of dear Mrs. Donovan), and to bid on ten of the most delightful little holiday trees you could ever hope to see in one place at one time.

The trees will be displayed and available for silent bidding through noon on December 18. Be sure to make a visit to Amato's a must-see experience this holiday.  You won't be disappointed!