Saturday, October 29, 2011

Member Group Show for November

Please join us on Saturday, November 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. for a reception to celebrate our new exhibit of members' work at Art On Broadway. All of our artists will be featured this month so there is much to celebrate. Here's a sneak preview of work by some of our newest members.

Clarise Kinney joined us this summer and her specialty is painting portraits of animals. She is happy to do commissions of family pets and is wonderful at capturing the unique personality of each of her subjects.

If it's sculpture you're looking for, you'll love the fiber clay/raku works by Roberta Babcock. Roberta is a painter turned sculptor, and she incorporates her sense of humor and style into each and every piece she exhibits.

Finally, if you're a fan of Joni Mitchell's stone sculpture, be sure to visit soon. Joni and her husband are moving to Arizona in the very near future and we will no longer be able to display her sculpture once she moves. She will remain an Art On Broadway member, however, and will continue to exhibit her stone jewelry with us.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Artist to Artist" Invitational

The member artists of Art On Broadway have invited member artists from Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters to enter a juried exhibit at our gallery for the month of November. The gallery will host a reception to honor the artists on Saturday, November 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Each PPASP artist had the opportunity to enter from one to three paintings; twenty artists accepted the challenge and will have their entries juried by the member artists from Art On Broadway. Most juried shows have one or two jurors selecting all the finalists. "Artist to Artist" offers a new selection process with each of our 18 member artists choosing only one painting to be in the show. Each of us has a personal opinion of art that's good or even great - and that excites us, moves us, inspires us, teaches us, lingers with us, or stimulates our senses. This show will reveal eighteen paintings that affected the members of Art On Broadway in such a way.

In addition, the public will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite entry among the finalists; at the show's close on November 26, the votes will be tallied and a People's Choice Award will be presented in the form of a Gift Certificate. Be sure to visit the gallery and vote for your favorite plein air painting.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's Party Time at Art On Broadway

We have two celebration receptions during the week of October 2 at Art On Broadway, so the public will have twice the fun and two opportunities to visit with area artists personally.

Three of our member artists will be featured along with nine other westside artists who were juried into Portland Open Studios this year. The reception on Thursday, October 6, from 6 to 9 will help launch the tour of over 100 Portland area artists who open their studios and demonstrate their techniques during the second and third weekends in October. Kris Paul, Willy Paul, and Bruce Ulrich are all members of our gallery and are featured for this reception along with Marta Farris, Patti Issacs, Carli Schulz Kruse, Katherine Mean, Chris Mooney, Barbara Paanaker, Selene Rabinovitz,Deborah Shapiro,and Kitty Wallis. Portland Open Studio Tour Guides will be on sale during the reception.

Our second reception this week honors Myla Keller. Myla is an avid reader and world traveler and has been a member artist of Art On Broadway since spring of this year. She is showing works inspired by her travels and her passion for color and shape. Our reception for Myla takes place on Saturday, October 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. with complimentary wine and refreshments. The exhibit includes impressionist paintings in pastel and mixed media, and abstract studies in watercolor and mixed media. A fascinating mix from a fascinating woman!