Monday, August 31, 2015

Three Artists Join Art On Broadway

We are proud to announce the addition of three artists to our group at AOB. Starting in September, Mary Burgess, Virginia Parks, and Wendy Robinson will share their creations along with the rest of the gang. Each brings their own style and medium to the gallery; you can see their work starting on September 2 when the new exhibit opens. In the meantime, let me briefly introduce them:

Mary Burgess works in watercolor, acrylic, and paper media. She lives in Lake Oswego and taught art at David Douglas High School for 15 years. She is a member of Lake Area Artists and the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Mary participated in the Spring Guest Boutique at the gallery where she offered hand painted Ukrainian eggs, artist's journals & handmade cards, plus wonderful watercolor paintings.

If you're a fan of watercolors, you could find yourself  spending a lot of time at the gallery enjoying Mary's work.

Virginia Parks lives in Tigard, is an archaeologist by day, and loves to paint with encaustics (beeswax, pigment, and Damar Resin). She was drawn to encaustics by its antiquity. Beeswax was originally used by shipbuilders to waterproof ships in ancient Greece. Today it has experienced a resurgence as an exciting art medium. Virginia says she embraces encaustic painting for both its unpredictability and its adaptability.

She is a member of the International Encaustic Artists of Oregon and exhibited at Art On Broadway in several of our Guest Shows.

Wendy Robinson "enjoys creating," and her creations are pieces of jewelry from fiber, fabric and beads. Like Virginia, Wendy has a full time job but has filled her "free time" this year as Volunteerism Chair for Portland Open Studios in addition to creating artwork.

Since I don't have a photo of Wendy at present, I'm introducing her through an image of one of her necklaces. Wendy says her pieces are crafted through a process of spontaneity and chance - an internal process of exploring possibilities based on choice of materials. "Every finished piece is a visual story of texture, color and form."

Wendy is the fourth jewelry designer to become a part of Art On Broadway gallery.

A warm welcome to Mary, Virginia, and Wendy

Watercolor by Mary Burgess
Mary Burgess Art's photo.

"Red  Balloon," Encaustic by Virginia Parks

Felted Fabric Necklace & Earrings by Wendy Robinson

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