Thursday, December 13, 2012

AOB Artists - Out & About

Congratulations to Gretha Lindwood, plein air artist, who was one of three new artists recently juried into the Lake Area Artists group. Gretha joins Linda Baker, another of our gallery artists, as a member of this elite group.

"Field of Golden Dreams," a pastel painting by Gretha is depicted above.

On February 1 and 2, 2013, Gretha will participate in the 23rd Annual Buckman Art Show and Sale, which features the artwork of 140 artists and craftpersons, and benefits the Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School in Southeast Portland.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Best Window Display

Art On Broadway won the prize (a gift basket with donated items from downtown businesses) for having the best holiday window display for "The Taste Of Vintage Holidays" event. Visitors from the community voted on their favorite Christmas windows following the tree lighting ceremony last Saturday night, and we received the most votes! Fellow gallery artists Carli Kruse and Diana Unterspan joined me for a photo with the basket of goodies.

Diana and I are wearing two of the hats that Diana creates from raw wool. Her work will be featured in February along with contemporary jewelry by Bert Cohen.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December Events

Linda Baker's oil painting of "Silver With Nectarines" is on the cover of her newly published 2013 calendar, available at our Holiday Boutique this month. It's one of many items by member and guest artists offered as unique gifts for family, friends, neighbors, teachers, etc.

The gallery will be open late on Friday, December 7, as part of the Beaverton Downtown Association's open house event, "A Taste of Vintage Holidays." Following the tree lighting ceremony at Beaverton's City Park, be sure to stop by for hot mulled cider and cookies at the gallery as you enjoy our latest exhibit of fine artwork by our 19 local artists. At the same time, shop for great gifts of ceramic/glass/porcelain ornaments, holiday greeting cards, fused glass jewelry, handmade purses, small/tiny paintings and assemblages, tabletop trees, etc.

The following night, December 8, we host our monthly Artists Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Sparkling wine and refreshments are offered, as well as lively conversation with our talented artists! Hope to have you visit on one or both evenings!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

AOB Artists - Out & About

Susan Schenk -
Susan Schenk reports that she has been selected by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance to be a featured artist in one of their public space exhibits in 2013. Congratulations Susan!

In addition, she is teaching a series of collage classes at Collage PDX on NE Alberta in Portland. Her next class is "Collage Your Pet," on December 30. For more information, check out

Diana Unterspan

Congratulations also go out to Diana Unterspan for taking an Honorable Mention Award for her fiber art piece, "Pupu Lips," at The Art Place Wynnewood in Miami, Florida.

The American Craft Festival in New York City has invited Diana to participate in their prestigious show at the Jacob Javits Center on October 25, 26, and 27, 2013. Kudos to Diana.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Still Time To See November's Featured Shows

Members Featured Show: "Nature's Impressions, Abstract & Ikebana"

Abstract color photography printed on metal or traditionally framed, and porcelain vessels for ikebana floral arrangements continue to grace the main gallery at Art On Broadway. These exceptionally beautiful creations are the work of Lake Oswego artists, Willy and Kris Paul. If you haven't had an opportunity to stop by to see this month's show, be sure to schedule a visit before the end of November. The gallery is closed on Thanksgiving but will offer extended hours on November 23 and 24. Join us between 11 and 8 p.m. on those dates and enjoy light refreshments and leisurely shopping.

Guest Featured Show: "Beaverton Arts Commission Retrospective of Past Showcase Winners"

Seventeen area artists are represented in our November Guest Show, each one a past winner of an award presented by the Beaverton Arts Commission at one of its thirty annual Visual Arts Showcase events. This guest show also continues through November 30.

Two great shows at one location - Art On Broadway!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Face To Face With Our Artists

With three new artists joining us in October, it was time to update the group photo. We are a happy smiling bunch of local artists.

(Columns left to right and top to bottom)-
Linda J. Baker, Stephen Kekule, Rae Campbell, Susan Schenk
Bert Cohen, Mila Raphael, Carli Schulz Kruse, Willy Paul
Gretha Lindwood, Kris Paul, Diana Unterspan
Nikki Dilbeck, Elaine Tan, Annie Salness, Roberta Babcock
Sue Jensen, Donna Sanson, Myla Keller, Susette Wilson

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Shop Local For The Holidays

We are excited to offer our annual Holiday Boutique once again at Art On Broadway. Our talented artists have come up with beautiful hand crafted ornaments and holiday decor, small original paintings and assemblages, gift sets of artist illustrated greeting cards, fused glass cheese plates and photo frames, and many other creative gifts for those special people on your list. If you love cats, you'll have to see the felted wool mice cat toys made by Diana Unterspan; and if you're a fan of pigs, Donna Sanson's "Pigs On The Runway" series is a must see.

Our gallery will soon be decorated for the holidays and the boutique items by our members will be available starting Tuesday, November 20. Below are images of some of the wonderful items you can purchase at Art On Broadway!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Images From November's Exhibit @ AOB

What an exciting collection of artwork we currently have on display at Art On Broadway gallery! This exhibit continues through the end of November. Stop by Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 5, to enjoy this show.

Works by Steve Kekule, Willy Paul, Kris Paul, and Roberta Babcock are shown below:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

AOB Artists - Out & About

Gretha Lindwood, whose featured show at AOB continues through October 27, has two paintings juried into the Northwest Pastel Society's Members Show on display now through October 29 at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Street, Hood River, Oregon. "Countryside Walk" and "The Breckenridge Place" are both pastel paintings. The latter was painted en plein air during Telluride Plein Air 2012.

Also, congratulations to Gretha for having her pastel painting, "The Harmony of Winter," juried into Beaverton's 30th Annual Visual Arts Showcase. This event takes place from November 3-11, at Beaverton City Library. View Gretha's painting in person at the Showcase's Gala Reception on November 3 from 7-9.

Steve Kekule has two paintings juried into the Beaverton Showcase. Both are acrylic and both highlight Steve's strong use of form and content. Congratulations to Steve.

"Night Thoughts," by Steve Kekule

"Venus In The Afterglow," by Steve Kekule

Kudos to Diana Unterspan as well. Diana is a recent addition to AOB and had her "Pointillist Portrait" accepted by Gallery 114. The 8x8 piece of art was created using encaustic (beeswax). Diana exhibits her handmade wool and straw hats at AOB.

Linda J. Baker was honored with an array of awards at the recent Painters Showcase exhibit at Jenkins Estate. Her oil painting, "Storm Lifting," took 3rd Place; and she tied for Artists Award ("Caroline In Silver") and People's Choice ("Silver With Nectarines"). What an achievement! Congratulations, Linda.

November 10 and 11 are the dates for the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Artisan Fair, 147 NW 19th at Everett, Portland. Elaine Tan will be there with her stunning stone jewelry designs, and Sue Jensen will have her ornaments made with wine corks for sale. Stop by between 10-4 on Saturday and 9-3 on Sunday.

Sue will be a very busy lady in the next couple of months. She will have work in an International Encaustic Artists exhibit at Milepost 5 for the first two weeks in November, as well as participating in the Local 14 Holiday Gallery, 1st and B, Lake Oswego during November and December.

We're so proud to have all these talented artists as members of our gallery!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Art On Broadway Partners with Beaverton Arts Commission

During the entire month of November, Art On Broadway gallery will host the Beaverton Arts Commission's Past Showcase Award Winners Exhibit. In honor of the 30th anniversary of Showcase, BAC asked our gallery to partner with them and display this special exhibit. We are proud to be a part of the 2012 Showcase.

"Spring Mountain Hikers," by Leslie Cheney-Parr

The artwork will be displayed on the guest wall in our West Wing and will include work by the following artists: Brett Anderson, Adam Bacher, Don Bailey, Sara Bouwsma, Leslie Cheney-Parr, Sven Durland, Sandy Dutko, Jeanne Henry, Molly Cliff Hilts, Clay Hoffman, Ann McGlade, Brian Mock, Chris Mooney, Kim Short, Nancy J. Smith, Mike Southern, David Trowbridge, and Gina Wilson.

"Red Tree in Fall," by David Trowbridge

A reception open to the public will be held on Saturday, November 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. The gallery is a short walk from the Beaverton City Library where the 2012 Opening Night Gala will take place from 7-9 p.m. Plan to visit both exhibits and enjoy the evening's celebration of the visual arts in our community.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Coming In November: The Pauls

During the month of November, the featured walls and pedestals at Art On Broadway will be graced with the work of Kris and Willy Paul. The husband and wife team from Lake Oswego have collaborated on "Nature's Impressions: Abstract/Ikebana." Their show will open on November 1 and close on December 1, with an Artists Reception on Saturday, November 3.

Kris is a ceramic artist whose featured work is for use in Ikebana floral design. Expressing the raw clay, she creates forms that are simple in design but add a complexity intricate in the completion of Ikebana arrangements. The piece depicted is "Crimson Thread," made of Black Mountain Stoneware with Copper Red Glaze. Maple boughs and Iris complete the design.

Willy, an architect by profession, will feature abstract flora photography taken to the extreme. His images are manipulated in the camera and then printed on metal, resulting in an extreme view of the natural landscape. Abstract L157 is shown below.

Come and enjoy lively conversation with these talented artists at the reception in their honor on November 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Active Artists In October

October is a busy month for artists in our area. We wish our fellow artists much success in the following events:

Local 14 celebrates its 45th Annual Show & Sale at the World Forestry Center from Thursday, October 4, thru Sunday, October 7. AOB artists Sue Jensen and Elaine Tan will be represented. Check out for more information.

Also, Bert Cohen and Diana Unterspan, AOB member artists, will be featured in ORA NW Jewish Artists’ annual art event, "Celebration of Art."

Bert will be showing her handmade jewelry and Diana will display her unique hats.

The event is Sunday, October 21st from 10:30am to 4:30pm at Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Highway‎, ‎Portland. The public is invited.

Art On Broadway is pleased to be a sponsor of the Washington County Open Studio Tour this month. Visit for details. The event takes place on October 20-21 from 11 to 5. Former AOB member, Bruce Ulrich is on the tour and Art On Broadway will be open on Saturday.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Good News and Bad News

First the bad news...

Starting October 1, we have to say "goodbye" to two of our member artists who are moving on to other art adventures. We are sad to see Clarise Kinney (pet portraits) and Bruce Ulrich (abstract acrylics) leave our group; we wish them well and have been assured they will return for future visits.

Bruce is participating in the Washington County Open Studios tour on October 20-21. Pick up a free brochure and map at the gallery.

Now the good news... We welcome three new artists to our group starting in October.

A big "hello" to Mila Raphael, watercolor artist from Mt. Tabor; Susan Schenk, collage artist from Wilsonville; and Diana Unterspan, fiber artist from Portland. Each artist will bring something new and different to our exhibits, and will have work on display beginning next week. Visit our special events on First Friday, 5-9, and/or Saturday, October 6, 6-9 p.m. for our artists' reception. Enjoy the new artwork and help us welcome these talented ladies to our gallery.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"Swedish Rhapsody - Paintings of Sweden's Countryside"

"Swedish Rhapsody - Paintings of Sweden's Countryside," by member artist Gretha Lindwood, will be our featured exhibit during October. Within the last year Gretha was awarded an Artist-In-Residence grant to study and paint in Sweden. Her collection of pastel and oil paintings of Sweden's landscape will be displayed from October 5 through October 27 and will be celebrated at a reception in her honor from 6-9 p.m. on October 6. Attend the reception and chat with Gretha about details of her experience and her paintings.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

What's Happening Outside the Gallery...

RAE CAMPBELL holds regular glass classes at "Gifts and Decor." Check out times and details by visiting A wide selection of Rae's fused and high fired glass is always available at Art On Broadway.

ELAINE TAN was in the Silverton Fine Arts Festival in August. It is one of her favorite outdoor shows because she loves the town of Silverton and the lovely treed venue. She had a very successful show selling her beautiful necklaces and earrings. It was great for her to see many repeat customers and meet new ones. Visit Art On Broadway often to see the latest designs by Elaine and to check out her featured exhibit through September 29.

STEPHEN KEKULE is participating in September in "Rooms with a View" exhibit at the Cannon Beach Gallery. Steve's acrylic painting, "Rose Bush," is shown below. Other images by Steve can be viewed during gallery hours at AOB.

SUE JENSEN is part of another show this month, entitled "Birds 2012," held at the Valley Arts Gallery in downtown Forest Grove. The opening reception took place on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 2-4 pm. The show runs for 2 months. And, of course, don't forget to stop by Art On Broadway to see the display of Sue's encaustic and acrylic paintings featured through September 29.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Linda J. Baker will show at Painters Showcase

Linda Baker, Art On Broadway member artist, will participate again this year at the Painters Showcase Annual Art Sale and Exhibit. The event is held at the Historic Jenkins Estate, 8005 Grabhorn Road, Aloha, Oregon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 28, 29, and 30, 2012. Admission is $5.

Linda's oil painting, "Silver and Nectarines," will be for sale at the exhibit. Former member, Chris Helton, will also have paintings at the showcase. We wish them much success!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Change To Art On Broadway's Blog

I've enjoyed posting news about the exhibits and special events at our gallery during the last year and a half. Starting in September, Sue Jensen will take over this responsibility, along with invitations to featured shows and receptions. Look for a more detailed blog with announcements of what our artists are involved with outside the gallery. I hope you will enjoy this latest change. Donna

Sunday, August 26, 2012

First Friday in September

The public is invited to join us once again on Friday, September 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. to celebrate First Friday in downtown Beaverton. We will conduct our usual First Friday auction from 5 to 8:30 p.m. with a wide range of original art opening at value prices. Most of our 18 artists will have some offering for the auction so look for great buys on jewelry, glass, ceramics, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and photography.

Rae Campbell will demonstrate fused glass design throughout the evening. Rae is a great teacher and her enthusiasm for what she does will charm you.

Guest Artist, Lana Nelson, Presents "Autumn Reflections"

Art On Broadway is pleased to present eight new oil paintings by Guest Artist, Lana Nelson. Her exhibit opens on September 7 and continues through September 29, with a reception on Saturday, September 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served.

Lana's work is a tribute to Autumn, with the intense colors and beauty that the season shares with all of us. Her final piece in the series depicts the Beaverton History Center celebrating the holidays with music, dance and good cheer.

Please join us in our own celebration of Lana's artwork.

"Playing With Design - Wax & Stone"

The new exhibit for September at Art On Broadway is "Playing With Design, Wax & Stone." It features the encaustic paintings of Sue Jensen and the natural stone jewelry designed by Elaine Tan.

The show opens on September 7 and continues through September 29. The reception for Jensen and Tan will be held on Saturday, September 8,from 6 to 9 p.m. We hope you will attend the reception, meet the artists and chat about the ideas and inspirations behind their work.

Friday, August 10, 2012

"Cityscapes," by Annie Salness

"Cityscapes" opened today at Art On Broadway and will continue through Saturday, September 1. A reception to honor Annie Salness will take place on Saturday, August 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.

I don't think you'll find a better exhibit anywhere in the Portland area than this one put together by Annie. Three of the acrylic paintings are 36x48 and depict the ebb and flow of traffic in busy downtown settings. She simplifies complex scenes, applying detail only where it's important; uses a neutral palette but places intense color in all the right spots; and handles light and shadow better than anyone else I know. This is a show you will not want to miss! We feel so honored to represent Annie Salness!

"Look Both Ways," and "Two Way," Acrylic on Canvas by Annie Salness

"Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow," Guest Show for August

Seventeen guest artists have their work on exhibit this month at Art On Broadway. Everything from clay, stoneware, photograph, watercolor, pastel, oil, linocut, wood cut, acrylic and silk painting is included. We hope you will attend our reception on Saturday, August 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. and enjoy the artwork of Margaret Carol Carter, Maud and Sven Durland, Michelle Gallagher, Eddie Greenly, CJ Hurley, Patti Isaacs, Susan G. Jensen, Marlene King, Wil LaBelle, Anna Lancaster, Mac McDonald, Barbara McQueen, Jane Means, George Schweser, Isabel Villar, and Mary Williams.