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.