Saturday, March 29, 2014

Give Art This Mother's Day

Join us the evening of April 26 from 5-8 p.m. and the afternoon of April 27 from 12-5 p.m. for a leisurely shopping event with wine and refreshments. Six of our member artists will feature a wide selection of jewelry, glass, and wooden boxes & purses just in time for Mother's Day. If your mother loves one-of-a-kind gifts designed by artists, then this event is the perfect time to select something truly special for her this year. Mark your calendars now so you won't forget!

                                       Blown Glass by Susette Wilson

Silver Jewelry by Bert Cohen 

                  Handcrafted Glass Beads and Silver Pendants by Carli Schultz

                                 Semi-Precious Stone Jewelry by Elaine Tan

    Sculpted Wooden Boxes, Mirrors, and Purses by Peggy Harkins

Fused Glass Plates, Photo Frames, and Platters by Rae Campbell


"Floating Worlds" - Oil Paintings by Thomas Eldridge

They say that April showers bring May flowers; but at Art On Broadway Gallery, April brings an opportunity for long time Beaverton resident, Thomas Eldridge, to feature his large contemporary oil paintings. The show opens on Wednesday, April 2, and continues through Saturday, May 3. A reception to celebrate his work will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Come visit with Tom and enjoy complimentary refreshments as well as wine from Stoller Family Estate.
A graduate of Sunset High School in Beaverton and Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Thomas is an international award-winning oil painter who has been a recipient of the prestigious Schneider Merit Award for his contributions to the fine arts in Southern Oregon. He majored in Fine Arts and studied painting and drawing under the late Robert Alston, and printmaking with master printer Lyle Matoush. He was a member of several planning committees for the Schneider Art Museum and director of the Stevenson Union Art Gallery at Southern Oregon University.
Thomas Eldridge with his oil painting, Jousting Peacocks

Friday, March 28, 2014

April's Art Demo by Thomas Eldridge

You will want to have a front row seat when Thomas Eldridge "conducts" his multi-media painting demonstration on Sunday, April 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. His large contemporary paintings are created with an energy and confidence that capture the movement of his subjects - swirling water, swimming fish, or plant life dancing in a breeze. As always, our Sunday demos are free.

Fishing Hole, Oil On Canvas, 48x60

"Inside & Outside - The World Around Us," Guest Show for April

Our guest show for April is "Inside & Outside - The World Around Us," which opens on April 3 and continues through May 3. Art On Broadway will host an Artists Reception for this show on Saturday, April 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Stoller Family Estate is providing a selection of wines for the reception and there will be light refreshments for guests to enjoy along with the artwork. Sixteen local artists have entered work for the show this month, including the painting by Melody Cleary shown below.
"Meditation Place #3" 24x30 Acrylic Painting

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Partnership with Stoller Family Estate

I am happy to announce that Stoller Family Estate will provide a variety of their quality wines for our receptions in April, May, and June. Not only will Art On Broadway offer artwork by award-winning local artists, but we will serve wine by an award-winning local winery. A perfect pairing!

Photo courtesy of Carolyn Wells-Kramer
Stoller Family Estate is one of Oregon's most highly regarded vineyards and wineries. Pioneering Oregonian and Founder, Bill Stoller, purchased his family's second-generation farm in 1993 with the vision of cultivating an enduring legacy for the land and Oregon's wine industry. Over the last 20 years, he has patiently transformed the 373-acre property into the largest contiguous vineyard in the Dundee Hills and a sought-after source of fruit for premier producers. Longtime Winemaker, Melissa Burr, works in concert with Vineyard Manager, Robert Schultz, to oversee the site's continued refinement and steward Stoller's legacy of growing exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Stoller Family Estate features North America's first LEED Gold certified winery, three guest homes and state of the art tasting room with panoramic vineyard views. Recently awarded Wine Press Northwest's 2014 Winery of the Year.
Photo courtesy of Andrea Johnson

Thursday, March 13, 2014

March Reception at Art On Broadway

Despite the rainy evening, we had a nice turnout at the gallery for our March reception to honor the talents of Diana Unterspan, as well as the 15 guest artists who entered the "Discovery" exhibit. Photos from the reception appear below:

Friday, March 7, 2014

March Featured Show - "19th Century Masterpieces - Contemporary Abstractions In Fiber," by Diana Unterspan

Diana says of her current exhibit, "Words move us, restrain us, give us wings and roots, brighten our days, keep us company in the night, and can be our friends forever. They hurt, sting, and cause us pain, but they also inform, bring invention, new life, and transformation if we let them."

"In this exhibit, I attempt to reveal the connections that exist between most of my visual art and the written word."

Abstract of "The Golden Bowl," written by Henry James

A Portion of the Installation

Abstract Detail of "Moby Dick" written by Herman Medville 

 Abstract Detail  of "Age of Innocence," written by Edith Wharton 
Diana's exhibit continues through Saturday, March 29. A reception to celebrate this wonderful exhibit will be held on Saturday, March 8, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Our Artists - Out & About

Celebration of Creativity - March 6 - March 9 @ Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton:

This year, seven of our members have work in the annual Celebration of Creativity exhibit and sale at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 SW Denney Road, Beaverton. Roberta Babcock, Linda J. Baker, Rae Campbell, Sue Jensen, Myla Keller, Elaine Tan, and Susette Wilson are all featured. The show opens on Thursday, March 6, and continues through Sunday, March 9. For hours and details, go to Samples of work by participating members of Art On Broadway are shown below:

Oil Painting by Linda J. Baker


Ceramic Sculpture by Roberta Babcock


Fused Glass by Rae Campbell

Collage by Sue Jensen

Pastel by Gretha Lindwood

Jewelry by Elaine Tan

Triad at Trinity  -  Portland Women in Abstract Media

Nikki Dilbeck is one of eight artists featured in this exhibit. It opens on March 9 and continues through April 27 at Kempton Hall in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147th NW 19 Avenue, Portland.

Nikki states, "We are drawn to painting abstract compositions because it is a lot like living. Both are tangible yet mysterious, complex yet simple, and infinite in possibility. We find it challenging yet liberating to depend solely upon color, line, shape and texture to create paintings that entice the viewer to visually communicate with the work."

Acrylic Painting by Nikki Dilbeck at Trinity Episcopal Church

March Demo - Diana Unterspan

Our free monthly demos continue on the third Sunday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. These events provide a perfect opportunity to better understand the planning, preparation and process that artists undergo when creating artwork.

Diana Unterspan, who is featured in our main gallery for March, will conduct the demonstration and share how she prepares and works with felted wool. Light refreshments are provided. Seating is limited.

Detail of "Age Of Innocence," Mixed Media Including Felted Wool