Monday, May 28, 2012

"Colors Of The Season," Thru 6/2/2012

There is still time to see this wonderful exhibit of 33 plein air paintings by 14 artists who are part of the Westside Art Guide. The majority of the artists live in or around Beaverton OR and paint together on location, capturing the beauty of the Willamette Valley, the Oregon Coast, and the Columbia River Gorge areas. Be sure to visit Art On Broadway before the exhibit closes on Saturday, June 2. Gretha Lindwood's "Countryside Walk" is one of the pastel paintings you will have an opportunity to see in person. Don't miss it!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Preview of June at Art On Broadway

In honor of Father's Day on June 17, Art On Broadway will feature "Art For The Man Cave." Our Artists Reception - celebrating original artwork by both Member Artists and Guest Artists - will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. As always, the gallery offers wine and refreshments as part of our reception. The exhibit opens on June 8 and continues through June 30, with the gallery open during summer hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stephen Kekule's "Elevator" painting will be one of many paintings featured in this exhibit.

In addition, Art On Broadway continues its participation in Beaverton's First Friday event which takes place throughout the downtown on June 1 from 5-9 p.m. Kris Paul will be on hand to share her knowledge of working with clay. She intends to demonstrate how she creates a hand-built sculpture from a block of clay. You won't want to miss Kris at work!

Naked Raku by Kris Paul

Promotions by other Beaverton busineses include a $3 neck massage, discounts on professional photography packages, raffles on store merchandise, special happy hour and dinner menus, and a free consultation for dance lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. The beautiful flower baskets grace the downtown streets and the evening light lasts well beyond 8:30, so bring a friend and enjoy a special night out in Beaverton. You'll be surprised at what you'll find.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Merry Month Of May

This is a very busy month at the gallery - two new events will launch in May; we will also celebrate the installation of our featured member show and featured guest show.
Member artists Roberta Babcock and Clarise Kinney are featured in "The Dog & Pony Show." The show opens on May 4 and runs through June 2. Both artists have a sense of humor and a love of animals, and these characteristics are clearly depicted in their art. Roberta works in fiber clay, creating sculptures with elongated limbs and exaggerated personalities, while Clarise's pet portraits capture wet noses and sensitive eyes. This exhibit is sure to be a real crowd pleaser. Please join us for our Artists Reception on Saturday, May 5, between 6 and 9 p.m. for wine, refreshments, and lively conversation. The guest show in the West Wing of the gallery will feature 33 plein air landscapes by 14 members of the Westside Art Guide. Pastel paintings by Brenda Boylan, Rose Caffarelli, Nathalie Equall, Bev Drew Kindley, Gretha Lindwood, Patty McMahan, and Mary McCoy make up a portion of "Colors Of The Season," along with watercolors by Allen Greene, charcoals by George Schweser, and oils by Jeanne Cuddeford, Patty Gifford, Mary Luzinski, Sarah Pugh, and Anne H. Yates. Our guest artists share the May 5 reception with Roberta and Clarise. Last month's Trunk Show with Elaine Tan was a big success. As a follow up, Donna Sanson will host a one-time Inventory Reduction Sale, with discounts on many of her watercolor paintings and fine art prints. Just like the trunk show, Donna's event will be scheduled during special gallery hours, from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, and 11-4 on Sunday, May 20. Discounts from 10-30% will be offered, along with wine and refreshments. Plan to attend and let Donna help you select a painting that connects with you personally.
And finally, Art On Broadway will be a key player in Beaverton's First Friday event which launches on Friday, May 4. The gallery will offer extended hours, along with about 30 other downtown businesses. Roberta Babcock will be at the gallery to demonstrate her process for working with fiber clay and to discuss the various stages of preparation and formation of her finished sculptures. Many of the businesses will have fun activities, discounted products, raffles, special happy hour menus, live music, free refreshments, and costumed characters. The Beaverton History Center will be open with docents on hand, and Arthur Murray Dance Studio will open its doors to the public from 8:30 to 10. First Friday will continue through the summer and end on October 5.