Thursday, March 28, 2013
Four New Artists at Art On Broadway
Peggy Harkins, Wooden Treasure Sculpture
Jim Johnson, Ceramic Vessel
Pam Harkins, Encaustic Painting
Don Schwartz, Black/White Photograph
Starting April 1, there will be changes within our family of artists.
We are excited to welcome four new artists to our group. The following gifted individuals will begin to exhibit their work with us starting April 2. Be sure to stop by the gallery and see what new creations they bring to our exhibits.
Peggy Harkins - Peggy is a Pharmacist turned Professional Artist. She is the current Director of Local 14, and holds a BFA from Oregon College of Art & Craft. Peggy's art began by making sculptural wooden boxes and she has since expanded her creations to include mirrors, purses, wooden carpets and wooden blankets. Once carved, her wooden sculptures are painted with several thin washes of paint which create a wonderful texture that is unique to her work.
Jim Johnstone - Jim is a former ceramic instructor at Rock Creek Community College, Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro, the Valley Art Association in Forest Grove, and the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, Illinois. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Ceramics from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Communication from Western Illinois University. Jim is happy working "with the refined smoothness of porcelain and the gravelly texture of clay known as River Dog."
Pam Nichols - Pam is a native Oregonian who grew up surrounded by artists. She attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art and has shown her encaustic paintings throughout the Pacific Northwest, Arizona, Utah, and Australia. Pam has served as President of Portland Open Studios and is a member of the Three Rivers Artist Guild in Oregon City. She began encaustic painting in 2006 and says, "The medium fits my personality perfectly - impatient and goofy."
Don Schwartz - Don moved to Portland from Colorado in August of 2012. He is an avid runner and all-round athlete, and he's passionate about the great outdoors. His black and white photographs are strong and dramatic, and he has shown continually as a guest artist at AOB since last fall.
At the same time we welcome new artists, we are sorry to say goodby to Willy Paul, Mila Raphael, and Annie Salness. Their busy lives and artistic commitments have called them in different directions. We feel honored to have had the opportunity to exhibit artwork from these talented artists.