Saturday, March 30, 2013

Out & About With Our Artists

Robert Babcock at work in her bronze casting class

"Tranquility," Pastel Painting by Gretha Lindwood

"Tango," Encaustic Painting by Pam Nichols

"Apples In A Purple Bowl," collage by Susan Schenk

"Amber Clouds," necklace by Elaine Tan

Soda Fired Bowls by Kris Paul

Steve Kekule In His Studio

Roberta Babcock has just completed a 3 week Bronze casting class offered by acclaimed sculptor Rip Caswell. The class was offered both at Rip’s studio/gallery in Troutdale and at the Firebird Bronze Foundry in Boring. Students created a sculpture utilizing the ancient “lost wax process” of casting. Students were able to be involved with every step of the process including creating patinas. Roberta’s finished bronze will be on display at the Rip Caswell Gallery for First Friday Art Walk on April 5, 5pm – 9pm. 253 & 255 E. Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale. 503-492-2473

As a member of the Westside Art Guild, Gretha Lindwood has paintings on display at Beaverton City Hall for the month of April. City Hall is located at 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Beaverton and the art exhibits are open to the public during regular city office hours. From one suburb of Portland to another, paintings by Gretha can also be seen in Lake Oswego at the Lake Area Artists Annual Show & Sale "Art Affair," April 26-28. The show is located at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street. AOB artist, Linda Baker, will display her oil paintings at this event as well.

Pam Nichols is new to Art On Broadway starting this month, but she is not new to the Portland Art Scene. A native Oregonian and a member of a family of artists, Pam also exhibits at Art Elements Gallery in Newberg and Three Rivers Artists Guild Gallery in Oregon City (along with another AOB artist, Susan Schenk). Both Pam and Susan will participate in "Artist For A Day" in the window of Muse Art & Design in Portland. The Muse event is a School Supply Warehouse fundraiser. Call Muse for details of Pam's demonstration. Susan Schenk will demo on Tuesday, April 2, from noon to 5 p.m.

Lots of things are happening in April for collage artist, Susan Schenk. As a docent at Portland Art Museum, Susan's work will be part of the Docent Art Show at the First Congregational Church Art Reach Gallery across from the museum. The show runs through April with a public reception on Sunday, April 7 from 3:30-5:30. Susan will also be one of the artists at the Architectural Heritage Center Exhibit, 701 SE Grand, Portland. The reception for this event takes place on Friday, April 5. As part of the exhibit, she will give a hands-on workshop on travel journals and looks forward to having her travel journal article published in the June issue of "Cloth, Paper, Scissors" magazine.

Jewelry designer Elaine Tan will be featured along with Linda Jacobson at Lunaria Gallery in Silverton, Oregon from April 5 - 29th. Elaine's use of natural semi-precious stones and other organic materials make her jewelry designs stunning and unique. The reception for Elaine is Friday, April 5, from 7-9 p.m.

Not only will Kris Paul participate in Ceramic Showcase 2013 on April 26, 27, and 28 at the Portland Convention Center, she is the Chair! You can find this busy lady in Booth 13 with her lovely functional and uniquely decorative ceramic art pieces. As if this is not enough to have on her plate, Kris is also working with Scott Dolich, Chef/Owner of Park Kitchen. She is designing a piece of dinnerware for a dish that he is creating just for the piece. It will be in use at Park Kitchen sometime this summer and then it will be sent to the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The project is in conjunction with the Museum.

Steve Kekule has a painting accepted into the 2013 Gresham Art Committee Juried Show which opens on April 9 and continues through June 6. The exhibit is located at the City of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery and the title of Steve's acrylic painting is "Watching, Waiting."

Congratulations to all of our talented - and very busy - artists. We are so proud of each of you!