Sunday, March 31, 2013

Portland Youth Philharmonic Project Comes to Art On Broadway

"This is a Violin" by Jennifer Kenworth

"Five Leaves Left" by Alison O'Donoghue

"Universal Language" by Ellie Phillips

"Stars and stripes" by Kristin Qian

"The Bookbinder's Fiddle" by Doug Shafer

"Caprice No. 24" by Sophie Zhang

Art On Broadway is pleased to be one of several select venues to exhibit six works of art from the Painted Violins Project to benefit the Portland Youth Philharmonic. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to PYP musicians. The six violins shown above will be on exhibit at the gallery from April 4 through April 15, and will be celebrated at our Artists Reception on Saturday, April 6, from 6-9 p.m. Our receptions are always free and open to the public.

The Board for PYP invited eighteen renowned West Coast artists and three PYP musicians to transform violins into works of art. While several of these unique works of violin art will be live auctioned at the Painted Violin Gala, most are available for purchase in advance. At the conclusion of the scheduled public viewings, the Project will culminate with a live auction on April 19, 2013 at the Painted Violin Gala at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. The gala will feature an auction, dinner, and a performance by Camerata PYP. Please contact the PYP office at 503.223.5939 for details and pricing, and be sure you schedule a visit to the gallery to see these violins in person.

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!

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.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

"Temperature Changes" - Guest Show for March/April

Sam Hingston, "Spotted Carapace," Poplar

Diane Marks-Bestor, "Yakima Land, 12x12 Oil

Art On Broadway is proud to present works by 14 local artists in our guest show for March and April, "Temperature Changes."

Congratulations to Bill Burlew, Dan Christopher, Melody Cleary, Clint Deadmond, Christine Dentel, Sam Hingston, Diane Holland, Terry Labrousse, Diane Marks-Bestor, Lisa Marshall, Denise McDonald, Janel Ronacher, Eunice Sause, and Don Schwartz. All are local artists who reside in Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Portland, or Tigard; and the exhibit includes work in acrylic, basketry, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography and wooden sculpture.

The show opened earlier this week and will continue through April 27. A reception in honor of the artists will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Please join us and share an evening with the artists.