Monday, August 29, 2011

"The Finely Drawn Image" featuring Steve Kekule and Paul Mathenia

The above image is titled "The Bike Path," and was inspired by a Sunriver, Oregon location where Paul Mathenia returns each year. Paul is a seasoned painter who works easily in acrylic, watercolor, and oil, and has been an inspiring teacher to countless students over the years. He is paired with another artist whose skillful drawing ability is also evident in each and every painting. Steve Kekule's finely drawn images set moods and tell stories within the solid forms of his compositions. Both gentlemen have conquered the challenge of hand-eye coordination, and have gone beyond. Steve's painting titled, "Cables, Bolts and Brackets" is shown below.

Please join us for an Artists Reception to honor Steve and Paul on Saturday, September 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. Complimentary wine and refreshments are always part of our evening events, so be sure to stop by and enjoy the latest exhibit of artwork and a chance to talk directly with the artists.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Silent Auction - Encaustic Painting Demo - All at the Beaverton Old Town Festival

Art On Broadway is doing its part to attract folks throughout the day to the Beaverton Old Town Festival on Saturday, August 27. The parade and festival take place directly in front of our gallery.

Sue Jensen will give a free demonstration of the art of encaustic painting inside the gallery during the afternoon. Sue teaches private classes and just finished a workshop at Menucha earlier this month. Look for her finished acrylic, encaustic and collage paintings that are displayed throughout the gallery space.

In addition, we will host a Silent Auction of items created by our members and offered to the public at very reasonable starting prices. The auction will begin at 11 a.m. and bidding on the first round of items will close at noon. Each hour new artwork will be presented for the next hour of bidding, until the close of the auction at 5 p.m. This is your chance to buy art at a bargain!

We are excited about this special event and hope you'll decide to participate.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Closing Reception for "A Focus On Black & White"

I hope you'll come out and see this exceptional show before it closes on September 3. As a matter of fact, we are having a closing reception for "A Focus On Black & White" because we want as many people as possible to see this exhibit of tactile intrigue in the form of both ceramic and photographic artwork. This will be our first ever closing reception - an idea we're "borrowing" from a gallery in Southeast Portland. Enjoy a glass of wine on Wednesday evening, August 31, from 6 to 9 p.m., as you visit with Kris and Willy Paul and discover what motivates them to create.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Focus On Black & White

The naked raku ceramic designs of Kris Paul and the black & white photography of her husband Willy Paul are featured in August at the gallery. A reception honoring their creativity will be held on Saturday, August 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show continues through Saturday, September 3. We hope you will have an opportunity to join us.

Be sure to observe the beautiful use of contrast throughout the work - light and dark, organic and geometric, natural and architectural, bold yet soft, flowing yet firm - all created through the shape, patterns, and surface quality of the art.