Sunday, July 15, 2012

Summer Has Arrived

Summer has finally arrived for us - a full week of sun and temperatures in the 80's. It's a long time coming but we sure love it when it gets here. The following photo is courtesy of Susan Gould Photography and depicts businesswoman Linda LeClaire greeting visitors to her AP Kitchen business on First Friday.

The fine weather was a factor in the strong turnout we had for July's First Friday in downtown Beaverton; we launched our Silent Auction promotion this month with plans to continue this popular event each First Friday through October. Ten happy customers went home with wonderful art bargains created by our members. We'll have more artists participating with more auction items in August. The art demonstration by Linda Baker amazed our visitors as they watched her turn a blank canvas into a nearly completed still life in less than three hours. One of Linda's oil paintings, "Willow Ware Bowl," is shown below. Carli Kruse, who creates glass beads and pendants, will share her flamework skills during First Friday on August 3.

You will surely want to attend our Artists Reception on August 11 when we honor Annie Salness and her exhibit of "Cityscapes." Annie suffered a stroke in October of 2010 and was paralyzed on her entire right side. Although she has made a remarkable comeback, she still cannot use her right hand. Through strength and determination, Annie has retrained herself to paint left-handed - and the results are wonderful. Come visit with Annie and see her latest work up close and personal!

Our guest show in August will feature work with the theme of "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" and is open to all local artists. Deadline for entry is Saturday, August 4, at 5 p.m. Contact the gallery for entry forms and terms, or pick one up in person.

There's a lot going on at Art On Broadway. We are open Tuesday thru Saturday and our summer hours have been extended until 6 p.m.

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