Monday, February 25, 2013

March will feature Rae Campbell & "Explorations In Glass"

The above image is a detail from a new glass piece by Rae Campbell. Her latest work will be featured during the month of March at Art On Broadway Gallery. The show opens on March 7 and continues through March 30. A public reception in Rae's honor will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.

High fired and fused glass will be the focus of these latest creations. We hope you will join us for a glass of wine and lively conversation with our artists.

Our Artists Are Always Out & About

Diana Unterspan, who designs the custom wool, silk, and straw hats available at Art On Broadway, has a framed fiber art piece juried into "Freedom Imagined, Freedom Lived, An Artistic Review of the Passover Promise," at The Museum of Imajewnation in St. Louis, Mo. Her piece is titled "Haggadah" and was made from wool, silk, and silver nuggets.

Congratulations to Roberta Babcock and Gretha Lindwood, two of our talented local artists, whose work will be well represented at the Southminster Presbyterian Church's annual Celebration of Creativity. The church is located at the corner of Hall and Denney in Beaverton. For more information on dates and times, go to

Roberta is known for her elongated ceramic sculptures of horses and dogs, and Gretha is an accomplished plein air painter of oil and pastel landscapes. Both artists always have artwork in our gallery, so be sure to visit both venues to see their creations.

Gretha is very busy this month. She is also one of 13 artists represented in the 2nd Annual Plein Air Painting Show at Golden West College Community Gallery in Huntington Beach, CA. Gretha has six pastel paintings in this exhibit, which runs through April 4.

Art On Broadway is proud of our gallery artists and their individual accomplishments.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Cohen & Unterspan, "Feminine Finery"

Bert Cohen and Diana Unterspan team up for the month of February at Art On Broadway to present our featured show, "Feminine Finery." Bert creates fine art jewelry and Diana builds women's hats from raw materials - mostly silk, wool, and straw. The gallery will host an Artists Reception on Saturday, February 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the latest work by these two talented artists.

Bert has always enjoyed wearing beautiful jewelry; several years ago she discovered she enjoyed creating it even more. For this upcoming show, she will present a number of heart shaped copper pendants, worked with a torch to create fascinating patinas or embellished with enamel for added texture, color, and finish. Visit the gallery between February 5 and March 2 to see how the heart shown below is transformed into a finished piece of jewelry, perfect for Valentine's Day gifting.

As much as Bert loves jewelry, Diana loves hats! She loves working with the materials, creating the designs, adding the finishing touches, and fitting her customers with the perfect hat for their style and individual features. "My hats have become unique pieces of wearable art," says Unterspan. "No glue goes into the process. Every part of the hat is sewn by me and each hat is a one-of-a-kind creation."

Be sure to mark your calendars for a free demonstration offered by Diana on the art of working with felted wool. The demo is scheduled for Sunday, February 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Art On Broadway. There will be a hands-on opportunity for those attendees who are interested in Diana's process. One of her felted wool hats is pictured below.