Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Holiday Boutique - "Art For The Holidays"

Plans are underway for our holiday boutique in December when shoppers can purchase works of art for gift giving along with handmade objects from a number of guest artists and one-of-a-kind ornaments from our local member artists. Our boutique is like none other because it features only artist created gifts. Enjoy shopping for glass icicles and ornaments, wooden ornaments decorated by hand , ceramic ornaments designed and crafted by one of our artists, holiday cards, quilted table runners and tea wallets, hand-dyed and woven scarves, small oil paintings, paper art cards and books, fabric purses and velvet throws, and luxurious handmade soaps.

"Art For The Holidays" opens on Friday, November 29, and continues through December 28. Our holiday hours have been extended to include Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and special evening events on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, until 9 p.m.

Friday, November 8, 2013

"Nature Inspired" - November's Featured Member Show

Gretha Lindwood and Elaine Tan have teamed up this month to present an exhibit of work inspired by Mother Nature's beauty. Gretha's oil studies and completed paintings of local scenes combine with Elaine's carefully crafted natural stone jewelry designs. The show's reception is Saturday, November 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come and enjoy a glass of wine, some light refreshments and conversation with our artists.

Autumn Wetland, Oil, by Gretha Lindwood

This exhibit will continue through the month of November each Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so we can celebrate with our families.
Natural Stone Jewelry by Elaine Tan 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Guest Show for November - "Cohesion"

The Guest Wall for November will feature artwork by a nineteen local guest artists. The subject for the show is "Cohesion," and the work was juried by a panel of Art On Broadway member artists. This is the first time that eight of the nineteen artists have shown their work in the gallery.

The show opens on Wednesday, November 6, and will continue through November 30, with an Artists Reception on Saturday, November 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Media includes acrylic, basketry, clay, collage, found metal, mixed media, monoprint, pastel, and oil. It is an impressive show!

Visitors familiar with the gallery will recognize work by one of our former member artists, Joe Pogan. Joe creates wonderful 3D sculptures using found metal objects. His fascinating pieces offer the viewer an insight into his thought process and creativity. Whether you are a frequent visitor or will be seeing Joe's work for the first time, you won't be disappointed.


In addition to Joe, the following artists have work in this exhibit: Edgard Abadia, Thom Caccamo, Margaret C. Carter, Stephanie Cissna, Leonardo Cocco, Pablo Cordero, Michelle Gallagher, Mark Larsen, Diane Marks-Bestor, Lisa Marshall, Denise McDonald, Marjorie Meyer, Janet Ronacher, Eunice Sause, George Schweser, Kat Sowa, Bonnie Tucker, and George Woodcock.

November's Demo Artist - Gretha Lindwood

Gretha Lindwood will share her process of painting with soft pastels on sandpaper on Sunday, November 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. Our Sunday demos are always free and open to the public.
Using the same techniques she uses when painting en plein air, a French term meaning in the open air, Lindwood crosses the bridge between drawing and painting. Her award winning landscape work imparts an appreciation for the play of light on the subject, evoking an impression of familiarity for the viewer. In describing her work she explains, "It is my job to make the viewer feel they could step into the painting and know how it feels to be there."
Join us on November 17 to experience Gretha's creative process. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stephen Kekule and Don Schwartz - Featured Exhibitors for October

"Stories Through Pictures - Two Perspectives" is the title of the October featured exhibit at the gallery. It opens on October 3 and continues through November 2, with an Artists Reception on Saturday, October 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The two gentlemen behind the "stories" and the "pictures" are Stephen Kekule and Don Schwartz.

Steve paints with acrylics, usually on board, and is meticulous about every aspect of his paintings. He studied architecture, which is evident in the images he creates; but beyond the imagery there is a story to be told, or at least implied, and most often left to the viewer to complete.

Acrylic Painting by Steve Kekule

The stories and pictures that Don has to tell are done with photography - black and white photography. His love of nature is apparent; the viewer can feel the temperature of the image, can listen to the quiet of the moment, can taste and smell the salty sea air, and sense the approaching storm.

"Beyond" by Don Schwartz

Friday, September 27, 2013

Guest Exhibitors for October - International Encaustic Artists of Oregon

Twenty members of the International Encaustic Artists of Oregon will display a total of 40 small encaustic paintings on the Guest Wall during October. The exhibit entitled "Fuse" will open on October 3 and continue through November 2. Enjoy a glass of wine and meet the guest artists at our reception on October 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.

"Settled," Mixed Media Encaustic by Pam Nichols

Manuela Kalestiantz, President of the IEA, suggests to viewers, "Allow your senses to take you into this art medium world, where everything is possible and where you can travel as far as your imagination dares to take you."

"Coral Reef" encaustic by Manuela Kalestiantz

The encaustic process involves luminous layers of beeswax - combined with Damar resin and colored pigment - to be heated, applied to a surface, manipulated into multi-colored images or carved designs and then fused. Fusing occurs between each layer of material. The word "encaustic" comes from the Greeks and means "to burn in."

October First Friday at Art On Broadway

Art On Broadway will once again remain open until 9 p.m. to give visitors plenty of time to bid on the wonderful selection of Silent Auction artwork created by our member artists. The auction starts at 5 p.m., and continues until 8:30 when bidding closes and sales are finalized. Place your bids early, then stop by often to see if you still have the highest bid on your item(s) of choice. This is a great way to start collecting original art or to add to your existing collection. Don't forget - the holiday season is fast approaching and your art-loving family members and friends would be thrilled to receive a truly unique gift this year! The watercolor image below of "Lovers Point, Pacific Grove CA" will be one of the pieces available for bidding on October 4.

"Lovers Point, Pacific Grove" by Donna Sanson

October 4 is the final First Friday of the 2013 season in downtown Beaverton. The special event planned for the month is a Doggie Dress Up Contest. Visitors are encouraged to dress their family pet in an elaborate costume and stroll throughout the downtown. A doggie information area will be set up in the parking lot behind the Peddler's Pack on Watson with representatives from grooming, vet, and pet supply companies on hand. Between 6:30 and 7 p.m., judges will select the Best of Show, and the owners will win an original drawing of their costumed dog created by Art On Broadway artist, Donna Sanson.

New Artists

The gallery is pleased to introduce our two new artists, Thomas Eldridge and Nancy Cuevas. They will replace departing artists Jim Johnstone and Susan Schenk.

Thomas will join us on October 1 and will exhibit abstract and non-objective paintings. He holds a BFA from Southern Oregon University and studied painting under the late Robert Alston and printmaking under master printer Lyle Matoush. Thomas brings his experience as Director of Stevenson Union Art Gallery at SOU along with him.

"Jousting Peacocks" by Thomas Eldridge
Nancy Cuevas will join us in November. She primarily works in oils, but explores pastels, charcoal and printmaking as well. Nancy studied at the Art Center of Pasadena and attended Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in LA and Cogswell Polytechnical College in Sunnyvale, CA.  In 2004, she connected with Portland painter Alexander Rokoff to pursue her interest in portrait and figure painting. Nancy now teaches oil painting and drawing at her own studio, Cuevas Art Studio, in Hillsboro.
"Private" by Nancy Cuevas
We welcome Thomas and Nancy into our family of local artists!

October's Sunday Demo

Stephen Kekule will discuss his process for painting with acrylics. He plans to share a slide show of how his featured paintings started as an image or idea and were transformed into the finished artwork. Join us on Sunday, October 20, from noon to 3 p.m. and enjoy Steve's presentation. All demos are free.

"I Remember Three Colors Dancing in the Air"
by Steve Kekule

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"Sneak Preview" - Washington County Artists Open Studio Tour

I spent most of today receiving and installing artwork from more than half of the 49 artists participating in a tour of Washington County Artists Open Studios, which will take place on October 19 and 20th. As a preview for the event, the artists are offering a sampling of what they will have in abundance when the public is invited into their private work spaces next month.

The work showcases a very eclectic mix of materials - fiber, glass, paper, encaustic, ceramics, felted wool, painted silk, acrylic, watercolor, metal, collage, photography, oil, and more. There are as many styles as there are materials so viewers are sure to find something that catches their fancy.

The exhibit is open through Saturday, September 28; a free reception will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Come and have a glass of wine and enjoy some lively discussion about art with the people who make it. Hope to see you on Saturday.
Art On Broadway is one of two fine art galleries participating this year in the tour. To learn more, go to Pick up a free catalog later this month at the gallery. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

"Passion of Simplicity" is Featured in September

We have a great pairing of artists for our September featured show. Roberta Babcock and Sue Jensen bring their passion for simplicity and their experience with their media to these two new contemporary collections.

Roberta Babcock will share her new series of elongated fiber clay figures with a focus on the figures' emotional connection. She conveys feelings and attitude without a lot of detail, but rather through her choice of color, shape, and movement. Roberta worked for over a year on this collection and will introduce it to the world at Art On Broadway! She considers this work a study in minimalism.

Sue's pieces represent a challenge to work with a different palette. Instead of her usual focus on red and warm tones, she challenged herself to work with hues on the cooler side of the color wheel. At the same time, however, she trusted the form-making that she knows and loves, and continued to paint her favorite subject - nature at its simplest.


Visit with Sue and Roberta at a reception in their honor on Saturday, September 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy wine, appetizers, and an evening of wonderful artwork. Their show continues through September 28.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Out & About With Our Artists

Roberta Babcock -
Roberta will demonstrate how she creates her elongated fiber clay figures on Sunday, September 1, at Art In The Pearl from 10 to 2 p.m. Look for her in the Pacific Northwest Sculptors tent. She will have a sign-up sheet for new classes she is offering. Roberta does an outstanding demo!

Linda Baker -
Linda is President of Painters Showcase, and is pleased to announce their event will take place this year at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club on September 27 and 28, 10 am to 8 pm. There is an Artists Reception nightly from 5-8 with appetizers, music, and drawings to win one of eight original artworks. This is always a wonderful event. Congratulations Linda!
Gretha Lindwood -
Gretha is one of 39 artists selected to participate at the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition and Exhibition in Hood River. The juror for this event is national recognized artist Becky Joy. Results from the 3 day paint-out will be exhibited at Columbia Arts in Hood River from September 6 thru September 29. Good luck Gretha!
Kris Paul -
Look for Kris at the Portland Japanese Garden on Sunday, September 8, as she demonstrates her process of working in clay. Later in the month, Kris travels to Japan where her ceramic sculpture "Obsidian" will be on display at the Odori Museum and the Asahikawa Design Gallery in Sapporo. Congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment!
Susan Schenk -
Susan has a very busy month of art activities. She will have flower collages on display at the Holistic Health Center on Allen in Beaverton from September 3 through October 1; "unconventional" collages in a show called "Oddities" at Lane Gallery, 25th and SE Clinton in Portland opening on September 6; and a collage display at Willamette Falls Hospital through October 8 courtesy of Clackamas County Arts Alliance. On September 21 from 2-5, Susan will teach "Collage A Butterfly" at Collage PDX on NE Alberta, and will conduct several classes at Art and Soul retreat in Portland on October 3 and 4.
Diana Unterspan -
Diana's fiber art piece, "Pupu Lips" is currently installed at Las Lagunas Gallery in Laguna Beach CA, and she will attend the Millinery Artists Guild Hat Camp on Vashon Island, Washington, the last weekend in September to refine her hat-making skills. Always growing, always learning!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

"Artist A Day" Event Coming Up

The month of September will offer visitors an opportunity to see 21 free demonstrations by 17 of our artists. Starting on Tuesday, September 3, with an oil painting demo by Linda Baker, there will be a different member artist working in his/her medium of choice each Tuesday thru Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

This is a chance for the public to see local artists at work - to learn about the materials they use, the inspirations for their designs, the processes they follow, and the decisions they make as each piece of art develops before the viewer's eyes.

Week 1: 9/3 - 9/7
Linda Baker, Oil Painting 
Don Schwartz, Macro Photography
Gretha Lindwood, Pastel Painting
Donna Sanson, Acrylic Painting
Bert Cohen, Viking Knit Jewelry

Week 2: 9/10 - 9/14
Nikki Dilbeck, Abstract Acrylic
Roberta Babcock, Tall Figures in Clay
Sue Wilson, Vitrograph Glass
Kris Paul, Ceramic Demo
Rae Campbell, Chemical Reactions on Glass
Week 3: 9/17 - 9/21
Elaine Tan, Jewelry Design
Pam Nichols, Encaustic Painting
Diana Unterspan, Fiber Art
Donna Sanson, Handmade Cards
Bert Cohen, Viking Knit Jewelry
Week 4: 9/24 - 9/28
Susan Schenk, Collage
Peggy Harkins, Wood Carving & Painting
Sue Jensen, Painting with Encaustics
Carli Kruse, Glass Beads & Electroplating
Gretha Lindwood, Painting
In addition, Sue Jensen will demo "Painting with Encaustics" during our regularly scheduled 3rd Sunday demo event, which falls on September 15 from 1 to 3. Mark your calendars now!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Out & About With Our Artists This Month

Kris Paul is busy this month with activities at the Portland Japanese Gardens. The gardens have their annual "Behind the Shoji" event from August 1 to September 8. In addition to having her naked raku work on exhibit, Kris will demonstrate her creative process on Sunday, August 11 from 11 to 2.

From August 24 to September 2, Kris will participate in the Potters Vineyard Art Show & Sale, 14725 NE Quarry Road in Newberg. Hours are 11 to 5 daily.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

AOB's Special Promotions @ First Friday in August

At First Friday on August 2, Roberta Babcock will demonstrate her process for working in clay at the gallery. The demo will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 and will be one of several special promotions offered by Art On Broadway for this monthly Downtown Beaverton event. Come back to the gallery often during the evening to see how her project progresses.
If you're looking for an opportunity to purchase artwork at great prices, you will want to participate in our First Friday Silent Auction when gallery artists offer a selection of art at low starting prices and hope to have multiple bids on the works. The auction starts at 5 and closes promptly at 8:30 when the highest bidder on each piece walks away with original art. Auction items include paintings, jewelry, glass, ceramic sculptures, and photography. The gallery stays open until 9 p.m. unlike most of the businesses which close at 8 pm on First Fridays. Shopping for artwork at the auction is fun and a good way to support local artists from the Beaverton area. Buy something for yourself or bid on an item for a gift for a special friend or family member. Here's a sneak peak at one of the pieces that will be submitted for bidding in August. 
Above:  "South of Cannon Beach," Original Watercolor by Donna Sanson
Below:  Roberta Babcock with a finished product. 

"August Annual - An Exhibit of New Works by Our 20 Artists"


"Damasch," Acrylic Painting by Nikki Dilbeck

They say "variety is the spice of life." With that said, the new featured show for August at Art On Broadway will be exciting and sure to energize and stimulate visitors to the gallery. Each of our 20 award-winning artists will have work featured in the "August Annual" group show. New work by our three jewelry artists, six 3-D artists, one photographer, and ten painters will be creatively installed to make the show flow as a cohesive unit and still maximum the individual style and technical abilities of all 20 artists.

As the gallery approaches its third year in operation, it seems fitting to honor the commitment and sense of community that our artists have given to establishing and maintaining a fine art gallery in Beaverton's Historic Downtown. We still have visitors "discover" us for the first time with surprise and delight, and marvel at the continuous high caliber of the artwork on display. We are honored to represent artists with the following experience and professional accolades:  the current  President of Local 14, the ongoing President of Painters Showcase, the Chair of Ceramic Showcase, a 2013 Encaustic Instructor at Sitka Art Community, a multiple award-winner at Carmel Art Festival, a former Ceramic Instructor at Rock Creek College, a Public Art Project Manager for the City of Oakland, Ca,, the Owner/Director of Keller Art Gallery in Salem, Or., a former President of Portland Open Studios, and a participant in the American Craft Fair in NYC - just to mention a few highlights.

Here's what Beaverton Arts Commission's Jayne Scott recently had to say about Art On Broadway, "It is wonderful to have Art On Broadway in our community. You give the Arts a year-round presence, stature, and vibrancy. Keep up the good work."

"Game Day at the Cube House," Acrylic Painting by Steve Kekule

Please schedule a visit to the gallery during August and be sure to attend the Artists Reception for this show on Saturday, August 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The artwork will impress you and the refreshments will add a little bit of spice to the evening as well. The show opens on August 6 and continues through August 31.

Friday, July 26, 2013

August Guest Show - "Kumi Pickford & Associates"

"Mariko," Pastel Portrait by Guest Artist Kumi Pickford
The Guest Show for August is "Kumi Pickford & Associates" and features the pastel portraits of Kumi Pickford and her students: Marlene Adams, Linda Evans-Rigney, Marcia McCreight, Carol McGill, Dolores South, and Terry Woloschuk. (Evans-Rigney and McCreight both accept commission work.) Kumi teaches pastel portrait painting at Elsie Stuhr Center, PCC, Beaverton Lodge, and Hillsboro Park & Recreation District.
Pickford has a strong foundation in the classical arts having first studied illustration at Nichibi Art Institute in Japan and then received her BFA in Combined Art from Universidad de las Americas in Pueble, Mexico. Early in her career, she was under contract as a portrait painter for both the US Navy and US Air Force in San Francisco, where she painted portraits of uniformed military personnel. While working in the art materials industry in the Bay Area, Kumi discovered soft pastel and  switched from oil to pastel as a teaching medium.
Pastels were widely used for portrait painting in the 18th century, and became a popular medium for other subject matter in the 19 century when the impressionists entered the art scene. Manet, Renoir, Toulouse-Latrec, Whistler, Degas, and Mary Cassatt all worked with soft pastel.
The Pickford group exhibit will open on August 7 and run through August 31. The gallery will host an Artists Reception on Saturday, August 10 from 6 to 9. We hope you will attend and meet these talented ladies and view their work.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

"Travels" - You won't want to miss this show!

Peggy Harkins and Susan Schenk are our featured artists for July. Their show "Travels" opened on July 2 and will continue through August 3. The reception to honor the artists is planned for Saturday, July 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.
"Carpet Bag," Wooden Sculpture with leather straps by Peggy Harkins
Peggy, a former pharmacist, sculpts in wood, then engraves her designs and hand paints each of her remarkable creations. The pieces exhibited in this show include a Persian flying carpet, the carpet bag depicted above, hand and standing mirrors, a series of suitcases, a collection of purses, and a number of luggage tags - each item sculpted from wood. Her pattern designs and color palettes are influenced by fabrics from all over the world. You will be so impressed by Peggy's craftsmanship and creative pieces of art - I promise!
"Storm Over Canby," Collage by Susan Schenk
The creative collages by Susan are fascinating to explore. She uses maps, printed text, magazine images and scraps of colored papers to form her subject matter. As opposed to using paint and brushes, Susan "paints" with paper, scissors, and glue. The results are fun, imaginative, and unique. Her subjects for this exhibit include architecture, animal portraits, and landscape scenes.
It's a great show - you should make the effort to stop by the gallery during July to see the work in person. 

Oregon Society of Artists on the Guest Wall at Art On Broadway

Art On Broadway is pleased to present 12 paintings from the 2013 Oregon Society of Artists "Rose Show." Most of the pieces were award winners this year in either the Rose Category or the Partying In Portland Category. If you missed the show at the OSA gallery, you now have another opportunity to see a portion of it in downtown Beaverton because of this cooperative effort between our gallery and OSA. 

"Rose Matrix," Acrylic by Ed Labadie
The exhibit opened on July 2 and will continue through August 3, with a public reception on Saturday, July 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Works in acrylic, oil, pastel, pen & ink, and watercolor are presented. Best of Show was awarded to Barbara Mercer for her pastel painting, "It's A Double Delight."  In addition, the following artists have paintings on display - Kamoctatana Ela, Rene Eisenbart, Faith Emerson, Roy Girasa, Angela Grainger, Kris Kuester, Ed Labadie, David McBride, and Julie Stephens. We wish to thank these talented artists for sharing their paintings with our community. A special thank you to Kris Kuester for her work in organizing the exhibit and delivering the pieces to our gallery.

First Friday - July 5 - 5 to 9 p.m. at Art On Broadway

"Lavender Time In Oregon," Pastel by Donna Sanson
If you're looking for an opportunity to purchase original fine art at bargain prices, be sure to stop by the gallery each First Friday of the month. We host a Silent Auction from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and our artists submit a variety of pieces for you to bid on. The pastel above will be included in the July 5 auction along with jewelry by Bert Cohen and Elaine Tan, blown glass by Susette Wilson, photography by Don Schwartz, clay sculpture by Roberta Babcock and paintings by Myla Keller, Nikki Dilbeck, and Sue Jensen. Come by early and get the bidding started.
In addition, Bert Cohen will offer an opportunity for children and adults to make their very own beaded bracelet. The activity is free and just one of the many ways to enjoy an evening out in Historic Downtown Beaverton. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Our Artists - Out and About

Electro Yin-Yang Focal Bead - Carli Schultz Kruse
Carli Kruse is teaching a new class at Aquila Glass School in Portland later this month. Her one-of-a-kind glass pendants are favorites for visitors to the gallery. To see how she does it and make one yourself contact Aquila Glass and register for Carli's class  - "Fresh Squeezed - Techniques with a Bead Press - July 27th 10 to 2 p.m."

"Willow Ware Bowl," Oil by Linda Baker

Linda Baker won an Honorable Mention Award at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts last weekend for her oil painting of "Willow Ware Bowl small." Linda's traditional still life paintings continue to draw attention from visitors to Art On Broadway each month and we love having them as part of our exhibits. Congratulations, Linda!

"Limned in Light, Photography by Don Schwartz

Another of our gallery artists was awarded a Blue Ribbon at the Festival of the Arts this year. Don Schwartz's photograph of "Limned in Light" received one of 25 awards given in the Open Category, where 1280 pieces of artwork were submitted. Don's black and white photo images are represented at AOB year-round.

As a result of her participation in the Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture Show at the Allison Inn and Spa earlier this month, Roberta Baker has been invited to display her bronze and clay sculptures at the Art Elements gallery in Newberg, Oregon. Art lovers now have two locations to see work by Roberta.

The pastel shown above was one of two by Gretha Lindwood to be accepted into the Laguna Plein Air Painters Associations' "Best of Plein Air" exhibit to be held later this summer. In addition, all seven of the paintings Gretha created during the Los Gatos Plein Air show last week sold during the event. Come to Art On Broadway and see for yourself what's so special about Gretha's paintings!

"Collette" by Diana Unterspan

During the month of July, Diana Unterspan's encaustic "Diva" will be shown at the Laguna Beach "Portraits: A Focus On the Face" show; and her fiber book, "Collette" will be exhibited July through mid-September in Atlanta at "The Book as Art: 21st Century Meets Tradition," an event of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival. More great national exposure of Diana's inventive artwork - not to mention local exposure at Art On Broadway gallery in downtown Beaverton. How lucky we are!

Look for Elaine Tan and her beautiful stone jewelry in Booth #146 (on the main aisle) at the Salem Fine Arts Festival at Bush Park in Salem on July 19 thru July 21. For hours and directions, click on id=130. Or just stop by Art On Broadway where a wide selection of Elaine's sophisticated jewelry is always available for purchase.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Out & About With Our Artists

Each month a number of our member artists are busy with events outside the gallery. We love to share their awards, activities, and adventures with you, and hope you enjoy hearing about what happens outside the gallery.

Don Schwartz recently learned that his photograph "Snow-kissed Lantern" was selected as the inset image for the month of January in the 2014 Portland Japanese Gardens Calendar. Congratulations to Don for achieving this honor.

Speaking of honors, once again Gretha Lindwood was awarded Honorable Mention for her "Lupine Trail" pastel painting at the prestigious plein air Carmel Art Festival earlier this month. Last year Gretha won several awards including People's Choice and had her painting featured on all 2013 publicity for this event. Congratulations to Gretha!

"Lupine Trail," Pastel Painting by Gretha Lindwood

Diana Unterspan's hats are now being carried by The Real Mother Goose in downtown Portland. They are each one of a kind works of wearable art and have the special loving touches that only Diana can provide. In addition, Diana learned she will be part of Portland Open Studios this year. More about this as we get closer to October. Hats to you Diana!

It's been a very busy Spring for Pam Nichols. She participated in "An Artist A Day" at Muse Art and Design in Portland and had work at Potter's Vineyard in Newberg over Memorial Day Weekend. Coming up in June, Pam will show work during First Thursday at Pulse Gallery at the corner of NW Broadway and Flanders in Portland and will participate in the Utah Arts Festival from June 20-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah She will also be the featured artist at District Gallery in Park City, Utah in July with an Artist Reception on July 5 Makes me tired just writing about all she has on her plate!

Roberta Babcock is participating in the Pacific Northwest Sculptors invitational juried show at the Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg. The show opens June 14. The public is invited to a reception on June 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. Roberta tells us to "Be prepared to be impressed!!" Congratulations Roberta.

As always, we are so proud of our AOB artists and like to brag about their many accomplishments.

Have A Party In Our Gallery

Art On Broadway was the location for two separate private parties in May. The next time you want to plan a small event and bring a different twist to it, consider renting our gallery space.

The space is intimate and comfortable, and your guests can enjoy wine and refreshments as they view the artwork on exhibit.

So if you need a location for a small fundraiser, a business meeting, a shower, an anniversary party, or an evening of Bridge or Bunko, call the gallery at 503.601.3300 for more details. We provide the space, you provide the party!


Member Featured Show During June Is All About "Harmony"

Japanese Symbol for Harmony

Jim Johnstone and Donna Sanson are the featured member artists at the gallery during June. Their show runs from June 5 through June 29 and both will be on hand at the gallery's Artists Reception on June 8 (6-9 p.m.) to greet guests and discuss art.

Jim has taught ceramics at PCC Rock Creek and participated in the Portland Japanese Gardens "Behind the Shoji" event. His interest and respect for Japanese culture and design is evident in the ceramic vessels he has created for the "Harmony" exhibit.

Ceramic Vessel with Lid and Bamboo Handle by Jim Johnstone

The nine watercolor and acrylic paintings by Donna Sanson were all inspired by a February visit to the Portland Japanese Gardens. "The perfect placement of water, rocks, plants, and accessories appealed so strongly to me; I knew I had to capture what I experienced in my simple and exaggerated style of painting. The images will forever be embedded in my mind."
"Downward," Acrylic on Paper by Donna Sanson