Friday, May 27, 2011

Staffing Day at AOB

I usually staff at Art On Broadway each Thursday and Friday. Today I had my camera with me and I took some photos of certain pieces of work on display - sometimes the entire image and sometimes details of the work. Thought I would share some of these images with viewers of this blog in case you haven't had a chance to stop by the gallery this month. Tuesday, May 31, is art exchange day so some of these pieces will not be on display in June. Hope you enjoy this snapshop version on our May exhibit.

Plan to join us on June 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for our artist's reception featuring oil paintings by Linda J. Baker, "Oregon Inside and Out." Music, wine and refreshments will complete the evening.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Linda J. Baker "Oregon Inside & Out" - June 4 Reception

Our showcase event for June is a solo show, featuring member artist Linda J. Baker. The gallery will host a reception to open this new exhibit on Saturday, June 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and we hope you'll join us in this free celebration of art. The show will continue through June 27.

Linda will share her classically styled still life and landscape oil paintings which are reminiscent of the old masters. Inspired by Oregon's bountiful harvest and stunning landscapes, Linda says her goal is to "convey what I see when I stop looking at the world in a casual and remote way and instead see things intensely and immediately." Linda prefers to paint from life whenever possible.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Breakfast In The Gallery Resumes

Today was our first Breakfast In The Gallery event for 2011. Chris Helton started us off with a wonderful pastel painting demo done on Wallis pastel paper. Chris first applied an underpainting of watercolor and worked from a series of photographs she had taken at Beaverton's City Park. Her composition focused on the city's newest art installation, with the playful fountain in the background and lounging figures in the foreground. Unfortunately, I left my camera at home so I have no image to post at this time. Along with Chris' delightful demo, guests were treated to complimentary coffee and continental breakfast fare.

Breakfast In The Gallery will take place once a month through October at Art On Broadway with Gretha Lindwood working in oil on June 18 and Paul Mathenia sharing watercolor techniques on July 16. Rae Campbell is scheduled to demo fused glass design on August 20 and Sue Jensen will offer her process for painting with collage on September 10. The demonstrations take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Since we're located just 3 short blocks from the Beaverton Farmers Market you can park once and enjoy both events. Or you can take the MAX train to the Beaverton Round stop and walk three blocks south to Broadway.